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Moulton Farm Holding Annual Open House May 3

MEREDITH — After months of white, celebrate the colors of spring at Moulton Farm's annual open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. "The colors in the greenhouses are always a beautiful sight," says John Moulton, the owner of the farm that's been in operation since the 1890's. "This year they are especially welcome."

Color from the thousands of flowers available at the farm is just one of the experiences to delight the senses at the open house. Taste will be celebrated as well. The farm's chef, Jonathan Diola, will be sampling some of the many dishes available from the farm's popular kitchen as well as items that can be made with the delicious seafood available from Sal's Fresh Seafood. Tricia Lutkus, the farm's head baker, will be offering samples of some of the baked goods available from the farm, as well as showing examples of the custom cakes that she creates for customers. Cider Bellies will be offering samples of their newest variations on their popular cider doughnuts.

The farm is an avid supporter of local businesses and small food producers, so there will also be samples of many different products available at the farm including locally raised meat and dairy products.

For those who delight in the feel of soil between their fingers, there will be plenty happening. Sue Dail, creator of many of the beautiful planters available from the farm, will be offering a free container gardening workshop. Kelly McAdam, from the University of New Hampshire's Cooperative Extension, will answer gardening questions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition to the samples and free workshops, with the first 100 purchases of the day the farm will give out $5 in "bonus bucks" good towards a purchase during a future visit.

 

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Art of Marriage at Meredith church on May 2 & 3

MEREDITH — First Baptist Church in Meredith is sponsoring "The Art of Marriage" event on Friday, May 2, from 7 to 9 p.m., and continuing on Saturday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The program, presented through video and the personal experiences of several local couples, provides an opportunity for couples of all ages and stages of relationship to learn more about what makes marriage work and how to make their marriage stronger. Organizers say the program is relevant for all married couples (whether struggling or not), as well as those who are engaged to be married.

First Baptist Church is located at the corner of Main and High streets in Meredith. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 603-279-8108. Register for this free event at www.theartofmarriage.com.

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Cactus Jack’s hosting Business After Hours networking event on Tuesday

LACONIA — Cactus Jack's on Union Avenue in Laconia will host the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event on Tuesday, April 29, from 4 to 6 p.m.. Everyone is welcome to attend and the event will include plenty of great food and refreshments served by the friendly staff, along with fun door prizes.

With the summer fast approaching, Cactus Jack's is gearing up for another great season. The restaurant recently launched a new dinner menu, including Baja Grilled Fish Tacos, Grilled Mahi Mahi, and many new options served with their signature Southwestern flair. The new beverage menu also features a great selection of signature margaritas, including the award-winning Chipotle Mango Margarita and a Just Juice Skinny Margarita, as well as guest favorites like the Lemon Drop Martini and Cucumber Melon Fresca.

T-BONES & Cactus Jack's offers a great rewards program called Payback$. Payback$ members earn one point for every dollar spent on food and beverage purchases. Gold Payback$ members, 55 and older, earn two points for every dollar spent on purchases ordered between 1 and 5 p.m. For every 100 points earned, a complimentary $10 Payback$ reward is automatically added to the customer's Payback$ account.

T-BONES & Cactus Jack's of Laconia is a proud member of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, and is excited to host this fun, networking event for the business community.

For more information about T-BONES & Cactus Jack's, visit www.t-bones.com.

For additional information on the event, please contact the Chamber at 524-5531. To register for this event please visit the chamber website, www.lakesregionchamber.org.

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Winni Playhouse Brundibar performance opens on May 1st

MEREDITH — Fifty-nine local performers, ages seven to over seventy, and numerous behind-the-scenes volunteers are hard at work on The Winni Players Spring production of The Brundibar Project. This special presentation for Holocaust Remembrance Day will be performed Thursday through Sunday, May 1-4 at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith. Performances Thursday through Saturday are at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Each year, the Winni Players, the community theatre branch of The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, has presented a staged reading to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance. This year they are instead staging a full-length production made up of the Opera Brundibar along with Tony Kushner’s companion piece, But the Giraffe. Brundibar is an opera for children written by Hans Krasa and Adolf Hoffmeister in 1938 in Prague. It was only performed twice before Krasa and many of the Jews involved in the production were transported by the Nazis to Theresienstadt Concentration Camp.

The music was smuggled into the camp and the opera was performed 55 times between 1943 and 1945 by Jewish children in the camp. The chance to perform was a welcome break from the stark reality of their daily lives. Most of the children who performed were later sent to Auschwitz and murdered, yet their memory lives on through productions of Brundibar.

Despite the sad historical context, Brundibar is a fun and entertaining musical allegory about bullying appropriate for all ages. The plot revolves around two young children who want to buy milk for their sick mother, but the town Organ Grinder, Brundibar, won’t allow them to sing on his street and drowns them out with his organ. Three talking animals enlist the kids of the town to sing together loud enough to drown out Brundibar and “overthrow” the tyrant. Brundibar s often used as a way to introduce children to the subject of the Holocaust because it is not scary, but offers meaningful context to the time period as well as lessons kids can apply to their everyday life.

The production also includes Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Tony Kushner’s one act play But the Giraffe which Kushner wrote specifically to pair with Brundibar. But the Giraffe imagines how the score for Brundibar may have been smuggled into the camp when a little girl is faced with the decision to pack her beloved stuffed giraffe or her uncle’s musical score in her suitcase when faced with deportation.

Tickets are available online at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or by calling (603) 279-0333. Tickets are only $10. There will be a lobby display of artwork and historical items from Theresienstadt and the Holocaust, and post performance discussions with the cast and audience led by Humanities experts after each performance.

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