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Shaker Village exhibit on display through Dec. 12

CANTERBURY —  Canterbury Shaker Village’s special exhibit, Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations will to be on display at the National Historic Landmark through December 12. Canterbury Shaker Village is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 26, on weekends in November and for Christmas at Canterbury on December 6 and 12.

The exhibit is a collection of creative works that range from literal translations of specific Shaker forms to pieces that embody ideas or themes from the Shakers. These contemporary voices, by professionals, creative citizens and students who found inspiration at Canterbury Shaker Village, are paired with historic Shaker artifacts that represent elements of the ongoing dialogue between the Shaker legacy and the human spirit. The exhibit is included with the price of regular admission.

“Inspiration is a silent conversation between the external world and your inner self. Those silent and personal conversations are given a physical form in this special exhibit through the contemporary works of art by professional artists, creative citizens and students,” noted Funi Burdick, Executive Director and Exhibit Curator. “Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations is more than a collection of individual pieces. Rather, it is part of a larger ongoing conversation between all of us and the Shakers.”

“Many museums strive to make history relevant for today’s visitor,” commented Jim Garvin, adjunct professor at Plymouth State University and the former State Architectural Historian. “Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations brings to life Shaker themes and artifacts in a new way and challenges visitors to rethink these traditions. This special exhibit is not to be missed.”

Other upcoming events at Canterbury Shaker Village include the Vintage Car Show on October 18; and Ghost Encounters on October 25 and Christmas at Canterbury on December 6 and 13. Upcoming Shaker-inspired workshops include The ABC’s of Letterpress Printing on September 27, Fresh Pasta and the Healing Power of Art on October 19, and Shaken Not Stirred: Herb and Fruit Cordials on November 1. To view the complete 2014 calendar of events and workshops visit www.shakers.org.

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Wild animal training demonstration at Squam Science Center on Oct. 4

HOLDERNESS — Adults and children can learn how wild animals are trained when the Squam Lakes Science Center holds a demonstration on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Presenters will explain how and why are the animals trained at the Science Center. They will also talk about how hard it is to teach an animal, and the types of behaviors the animals are taught. Participants can observe exhibit trail animals during a training session, learn about the process, and then try their luck at shaping behaviors of other participants, and then finally assist in a training session with a program animal.

This program is for adults and children age 8 and older.

The cost for the program is $7 for Science Center members, $9 for non-members, and $10 on the day of the event.

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Contestants & charities announced for Lakes Region Dancing with the Stars, to be held on Nov. 14

MEREDITH — Lakes Region Dancing with Stars is back! The next charity show will be Friday, November 14, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Interlakes Community Auditorium located at 1 Laker Lane.

This year’s cast and charities are: Kathleen Burke-Tech Integrator for the Inter-Lakes School District will be dancing for The Cure Starts Now Cancer Foundation in memory of John Bradley Thompson. Don Crowell of the Epilepsy Foundation of New England dancing for the Epilepsy Foundation of New England, Dan Fife dancing for the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region, Molly King the Program Director of 98.3 LNH dancing for the LNH Children's Auction, Chris McCarthey owner of the Insurance Outlet in Laconia dancing for the Laconia Santa Fund, Gina McGuire local author dancing for the NH Humane Society, Rob Nedeau the Deputy Sheriff of Belknap County dancing for the Greater Meredith Career Partnership Fund, Brooke Wakefield of the Circle Program dancing for the Circle Program.

This community fundraiser was started in February 2011 by Laura Brusseau and Ashley Halsey, two local women who wanted to use their talents to raise awareness and funds for local non profits. In the last four shows over $30,000 has been donated to local charities including- Habitat for Humanity, New Beginnings, LNH Children’s Auction, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Hands Across the Table, American Cancer Society NH Branch, Bikers Against Child Abuse, Greater Lakes Region Child Advocacy Center, The Santa Fund, Got Lunch Laconia, Happy Tails Dog Park, Keeping You, Me and Memories Alive, Interlakes High School Student In Need Fund, Community Care Givers, Annie UpFund, Meredith Emergency Food Pantry, Voices Against Violence, The Salvation Army, The Hunter School, The Fallen Fire Fighters Fund, Got Lunch Meredith, and the Elm Street Playground Fund.

Tickets can be purchased by going to www.eventbrite.com a typing in 5th Annual Lakes Region Dancing with the Stars in the search engine.

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Wolfeboro Friends of Music hosting April Verch

WOLFEBORO — Fiddler, step dancer, singer-song writer April Verch will lead her group in the next live performance presented by the Wolfeboro Friends of Music on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Hall at Brewster Academy, 205 South Main St.

Verch and band blend the traditions of roots music and step-dancing. The band is rounded out by bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters, and guitarist Hayes Griffin.

The finale of the program will feature Verch fiddling and step dancing — and often executing two entirely different intricate rhythmic patterns — at once.

Tickets for the performance are $20. Wolfeboro Friends of Music can be reached by calling 603-569-2151 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The April Verch program is sponsored by Paul and Debbie Zimmerman.

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