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Gilmanton Historical program about life of Amoskeag mill workers

GILMANTON — Robert Perreault returns to the Gilmanton Historical Society on Tuesday, September 23, for a talk on daily life for textile workers at the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. Refreshments and social hour begin at 7 p.m. followed by the program begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

The presentation sheds light on how people from many rural locations made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society and how that change affected families, cultures, the nature of work and relationships among workers themselves. The program, at the Old Town Hall on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Perreault has undertaken specialized study in New England Franco-American culture. He conducts historical tours of Manchester and has published works of fiction and non- fiction in English and French. This is the final program in the Society's 2014 summer season. The program is free and open to the public; donations to support the work of the Society are gratefully received.

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Gilmanton Youth Organization’s annual golf tournament is on October 5

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Youth Organization (GYO) is hosting its second annual golf tournament on Sunday, October 5, at Loudon Country Club. A shot-gun start will commence at 9:30 a.m.

In addition to 18 holes of golf played as a scramble 4-person team format, golfers will enjoy coffee and muffins, lunch and a cart for $85/person. Sponsorships are available and proceeds will be used by GYO for uniforms, equipment, field maintenance and field improvements. For more information or a registration form, contact Bob McKenna at 603-267-9813 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Collection of books & music for sale in Gilford

GILFORD — The United Methodist Church will hold a sale of unusual collection of books and music from the Chuck French family and others. Many people in the area knew Chuck as a collector of historical information, art and music.
The sale of these items will begin on Friday, Sept. 12, from 1-6 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the church at 18 Wesley Way, off Route 11A.
This will not only be of interest to antique book dealers but also to local people who will be able to pick up a novel, biography, historical books or music at a bargain price.
The proceeds of this sale will go to the church to help defray the cost of maintaining the building that is often used by nonprofit organizations free of charge. A tithe, 10 percent, of the proceeds will go to missions beyond the local church.
For more information call Nancy at 524-2580.

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Craig Jaster & ‘The Buskers’ performing at Pitman’s on Thursday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem street will host Craig Jaster and "The Buskers" on Thursday September 11 at 8 pm. Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

"Folk impurists" with a smart, distinct voice and a kitchen sink repertoire of influences from jug band and jazz to roots rock, "The Buskers" tap the street music tradition for which they are named, then go much farther, with serious musicianship, a sense of humor, and energy to burn." Their sound is defined by deep respect for the craft of songwriting and a shared love for the inventive possibilities of improvisation.
Washington, D.C. native Craig Jaster (piano, bass, accordion, vocals) has played professionally since age 15. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, he moved to New Hampshire, where he has played jazz with Delfeayo Marsalis, Tiger Okoshi and Big Joe Burrell and opened for The Yellowjackets, Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Reeves, and the late great Ray Charles.Kathy (KZ) Sommer (violin, mandolin, vocals) has studied and performed with Latin jazz maestro Eddie Palmieri, the Turtle Island string Quartet and master fiddlers Matt Glaser, Jay Unger and mandolinist Peter Ostroushko.
Paul Hubert (guitar, vocals) has performed extensively as a solo artist on classical guitar and played with various bands including the rock group White Light. Jared Steer on drums plays with a vast number of projects and has played with the likes of Randy Roos (guitar great), Philip Hamilton and James Montgomery.

Catered dinner buffet available before the show from 6:45 pm to 8pm. Call 527-0043 for details and reservations.

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