Science center’s annual clean-up day is on April 18

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will hold its annual Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to prepare the trails, grounds, and Kirkwood Gardens for opening day on May 1.

Volunteers should wear old clothes and work gloves because some projects are messy or dirty, such as painting, pruning, raking, and sweeping. Most work is outdoors, so participants are asked to dress for the weather. Extra leaf rakes are helpful. Volunteers and staff share a complimentary picnic lunch at noon. Groups and families are welcome.
To register contact Volunteer Coordinator Carol Raymond at 603-968-7194 x22 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sant Bani School plans concerts for April 10 & May 8

SANBORNTON — Sant Bani School's concert series has brought world-class performers to its Studio Theater for more than a decade, and the school is pleased to announce two concerts for the spring season.
On Friday April 10, The Kenny Werner Trio will perform for the students during the school day and for the public at 7 p.m. Just back from an Italian tour, Kenny Werner is a dynamic pianist and composer. His prolific output of compositions, recordings and publications has long impacted audiences around the world. Kenny was awarded the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship for his seminal work, "No Beginning No End." The New York Times describes him as "a well-seasoned pianist who tempers fearsome technique with abundant wit." The Village Voice calls him "an ebullient stylist ... his solos start evenhandedly and become wooly rides into the darkness."
On May 8, there will be a switch from jazz to classical with I Musicisti, a group of musicians from the Boston area who perform at venues throughout the region, presenting "Sensational Soirées" designed to cap the day for lovers of great music.
Last spring's Delfeayo Marsalis concert at Sant Bani School was sold out. Tickets for the Kenny Werner Trio are $15 and can be reserved by calling the School at 934-4240.

Mark Wunderlich is guest reader for April 2 Eagle Pond authors' series at PSU (470)

PLYMOUTH — Mark Wunderlich, winner of the 2015 University of Northern Texas' Rilke Prize for his third poetry collection, The Earth Avails, will read at Plymouth State University at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, as a guest of the Eagle Pond Authors' Series.

The Rilke Prize recognizes a book that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision, written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year. Publishers Weekly said of The Earth Avails,"Wunderlich became known for warm, urbane poems. Here he switches his stylistic allegiance to plain-spokenness, to the speech of the hills and plains, striking a hard-to-match tone of gentle humility, expanding his poetic powers."
Wunderlich's first book The Anchorage received the Lambda Literary Award. Mark Doty (a previous Eagle Pond Series reader) called Wunderlich's second book, Voluntary Servitude, " ... a bold, memorable accomplishment."
Wunderlich grew up in a rural setting near Fountain City, Wisconsin. He attended Concordia College's Institute for German Studies, before transferring to the University of Wisconsin to study English and German literature. After moving to New York City, he earned a master of fine arts degree from Columbia University. His credits include the Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the Writers at Work Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass. He has also received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont and the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough.
Wunderlich has taught at Stanford University and Barnard College, and in the graduate writing programs at Sarah Lawrence College, San Francisco State University, Ohio University and Columbia University. He is professor of literature at Bennington College and director of Poetry at Bennington, a series of on-campus readings, lectures and short residencies by prominent poets.
Before an advanced poetry workshop at The Loft Literary Center, writer Lindsey Giaquinto asked Wunderlich how poets "compress so much emotional complexity into the space of a poem." Wunderlich responded, " I don't really see what I am doing as compression, but rather a kind of linguistic archeology. Every word we use has been used countless times, and the poet's job is to uncover those uses and meanings and add new life to the language. I'm not compressing so much as revealing."

Free tickets for the Eagle Pond Authors Series are available at the Silver Center Box Office (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869, and are highly recommended. The series is presented with generous support from the Follett Higher Education Group (PSU Bookstore).

Now in its 17th year, the Eagle Pond Authors' Series is a tribute to Donald Hall, one of the nation's most beloved poets and authors. Hall remains the heart and soul of this series and is instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally revered poets to the PSU campus.

Hall will be on hand to introduce Wunderlich, and both will stay after the reading for an author's reception and book signing.

Moultonborough church hosting movie & popcorn night on Friday

MOULTONBOROUGH — Moultonborough United Methodist invites the community to a free movie and popcorn, on Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. 

The film featured film will be HOP, which is rated PG and is a tale about the Easter Bunny. This is free and open to everyone. For more information call 476-2369 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..