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Plymouth's Art Show in the Common is Saturday

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Friends of the Arts in partnership with Plymouth Park and Recreation will hold the 29th Art Show in the Common in Plymouth on Saturday, October 5th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Along with the professional artists, there will be also a Youth Art Show. Students in grades 1 through 8 will be participating in this juried exhibit. A reception for the students will be held on Thursday, October 3rd from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Pemi Youth Center in Plymouth. The Youth Center will be open during the Fall Art Show to view the students' work.

Anyone interested in becoming an Art Show sponsor or a volunteer can call Friends of the Arts at 536-1182.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 07:27

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Wolfeboro Library to host Amy Kwei

WOLFEBORO — Amy Kwei will present a program about her book "A Concubine for the Family" at the Wolfeboro Public Library on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Based on the story of the author's own grandparents, "A Concubine for the Family" presents a fascinating picture of daily life and society during a tumultuous period in Chinese history. Set during the years 1937 to 1941, Kwei tells the story of Purple Jade, who gives a younger woman to her husband as a birthday gift. This is a story of upper-class upheaval and family solidarity in a time of war and destruction.

Kirkus Review called the novel "an engaging family saga by a talented storyteller." Author Lisa See praised the book, saying that she "really enjoyed the story." A book signing will follow the presentation.

Amy Kwei is a Shanghai born Chinese-American who has twice won the Talespinner Competition sponsored by the Poughkeepsie Journal. An excerpt from "A Concubine for the Family" was published in the Skollie magazine of the Aspen Writers Foundation as a short story. Her young adult novel "Intrigue in the House of Wong" was published in 2009, and her short stories, children's stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines. Kwei is currently working on "Under the Red Moon" a sequel to "A Concubine for the Family."

For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

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Monte Carlo Night Saturday for Historical Society

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonorough Historical Society is looking forward to two programs during the month of October. First will be the annual "Monte Carlo Night" on Saturday, October 5, from 6-10:30 p.m. at the Magic Foods banquet facility on Route 25 in Moultonborough.

This will feature food and loads of prizes including a raffle and silent auction, plus an evening of various casino games, including Texas Hold'em, blackjack, craps, roulette, and more.

Tickets are available at the last minute at $40 per person. Call 253-6250 or 707-0206, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or use your paypal account on the historical society website at www.moultonboroughhistory.org. for more information and to purchase your tickets.
Next will be the regular evening program, and this month the topic will be "Wacky Songs That Made Us Laugh," presented by Calvin Knickerbocker. Keep in mind that this time the usual Monday evening program will be on a Tuesday evening, October 15 at 7:00 p.m., due to the Columbus Day holiday on Monday. Popular songs with humorous lyrics have kept us laughing since Colonial times. Laugh as you recall wacky moments from the past and discover new ones with Calvin Knickerbocker. Knickerbocker has previously presented a program here in Moultonborough on popular music during World War II that was most enjoyable.

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Central NH Skating Academy Opens Season Thursday (230)

LACONIA — Jennifer Tondreau and her team of skating professionals will open the Central New Hampshire Skating Academy's 2013-2014 season at the Laconia Ice Arena on Thursday, October 3.

These energetic and enthusiastic professionals bring their extensive experiences with Disney on Ice, the Ice Capades, competitive ice dancing and hockey skating to central New Hampshire. Using the Ice Skating Institute (ISI) curriculum, lessons from beginner to advanced levels will be offered to recreational skaters from age 3 to 103.

In addition to the Learn to Skate Program, comprised of a 30 minute lesson and 30 minutes of practice time, the staff will offer Off Ice Training for the Figure Skater to build core strength, increase flexibility and improve figure skating maneuvers on the ice, and Edge, Power and Positions for the Skater, which will consist of meditative school figures, cardiovascular power skating and skills and position training.
Central NH Skating Academy's Performance Company will offer two public performances this season. The Christmas Recital Show to be held on December 14 and the company's 11th annual Spread Your Wings and Soar Cancer Benefit Show, all proceeds of which are donated to a local family fighting cancer, on March 15.
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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