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Education Theatre Collaborative at PSU holding auditions

PLYMOUTH — The Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) at Plymouth State University, a 2013 Moss Hart Award winner for excellence in community and children's theatre, announces auditions for its January 2015 production of "The Sound of Music." Performances will be held January 21-25 at the Silver Center for the Arts, under the direction of ETC Cofounder and Artistic Director Trish Lindberg.

Auditions for this musical will be held at The Silver Center. The first day off auditions will be held on Sunday, November 16. Times and age groups for auditions are as follows: 1–2:30 p.m. children grades 3 and 4; 3–4:30 p.m. children grades 5 and 6; 5–6:30 p.m.: grades 7 and 8; 7–9:30 p.m. high school and university students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. This is the preferred date for children grades 3-8 to audition. This age group does not have to prepare anything in advance or schedule an individual time.

Additional audition dates include Monday, November 17 and Tuesday, November 18. Children grades 3-8 4­–5:30 p.m.; high school and university students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, November 19 from 4–6:30 p.m. for grade 3-8 students, and from 7:30–9:30 p.m. callbacks and auditions for high school and university students and adults.

All high school, university students, adults, and community members must contact Brenda Gleich at (603) 535-2803 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an individual time and should bring a piece of prepared music.

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lakes gallery at chi-lin in Meredith schedules workshops for this month

MEREDITH — Carol Ann Morley will teach a special Introduction to Botanical Illustration Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m at lakes gallery at chi-lin at 17 Lake St. in downtown Meredith. The workshop is $125.

Bruce Iverson's Meditations in Ink, Asian Brush Painting: Bamboo will take place on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an hour

break for lunch. Learn to use the traditional tools & techniques of the Orient. Class is $135. With all materials included.

The Art of Writing: Beginning Italic Calligraphy, workshops will be available on several days and all levels are welcome. Beginning classes of six two-hour lessons are $150,which includes $30 for materials. Second set of classes costs $110, and open studio workshops on specific subjects or individual projects are $95 for 12 hours.

Nature Journals, small & simple handmade books will be offered on two days, Thursday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 14. Both workshops will begin at 10:30 and end at 3:30, with a break for lunch. No supplies are needed for this class and a large selection of handmade art and rice papers and other materials will be provided for you to make a handmade book or notepad. The workshop is $65 with a $10 materials fee.

Please email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 279-8663. All information on workshops can be found at thelakesgallery.com.

Don't miss the exhibit, LANDSCAPES From East to West, which includes fifteen artists from all over the world and will run through

Nov. 30.

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N.H. Federation for the Blind serving ‘Dinner in the Dark’ on Monday

MEREDITH — Dinner in the Dark, an event designed to give people real taste of what it is like to live with no or poor eyesight, will take place Monday, Nov. 10 at at 5:30 p.m. Giuseppi's Ristorante.

The New Hampshire for the Blind is holding their event to broaden the community's sense of performing ordinary tasks without sight. It is a first-hand experience as participants eat their dinner while blind-folded.

The cost for the dinner is $35, and includes dessert.

Proceeds from the event will enable the federation to continue its mission of advancing the independence of people who are blind or visually impaired.


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Central N.H. Skating Academy’s annual cancer benefit show to be held Saturday

LACONIA — Jennifer Tondreau and the Central New Hampshire Skating Academy Performance Company are preparing for the 12th annual Spread Your Wings and Soar figure skating show on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Laconia Ice Arena.

Each year the academy donates all proceeds from this, the first of two annual performances, to a local family battling cancer or a local organization assisting these families. This year the academy has chosen to support Baby Sophia who was recently diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. Sophia was born on June 5, 2013, to George and Lolita Stutzman of Tilton. She is a fun-loving and happy 17-month-old baby. She recently had surgery and is currently undergoing her second round of chemotherapy at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

All proceeds will be donated to the Stutzman Family to help defray the cost of Sophia's medical expenses.

Tickets, available at the door, will be $15. Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge.

The Central New Hampshire Skating Academy is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the provision of recreational, theatrical and learn to skate programs to the central New Hampshire community. Additional information can be obtained at www.cnhskatingacademy.org or by calling 226-5683.

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