PLYMOUTH — The New Hampshire Music Festival is pleased to announce the first ever Make Music Plymouth event, taking place on Saturday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in locations throughout downtown Plymouth. This open-access music festival is free to attend and invites musicians of all ages, genres and experience levels to participate.
This inaugural event is a branch of the popular Fête de la Musique, an international day of celebration that takes place in over 730 cities across the world on June 21 every year. Conceived in France in 1981 by the Director of Music and Dance at the time, Maurice Fleuret, the festival was created to provide an outlet for aspiring musicians who would not have places to perform otherwise. The first festival took place on June 21, 1982, and has quickly grown to include 108 countries on six continents with more to be announced in 2014.
The organizer of the event, Robin Lee of North Hampton, New Hampshire, originally learned about the event while living in France in 2010. After moving back to New Hampshire in 2012, she founded the Portland, Maine branch last year.
"Fête de la Musique is unique in that it is not just taking place in the community, but is made by the community itself. The venues are lawns, sidewalks and tents and the musicians are students, professionals and local artists. It is inclusive rather than exclusive," Lee stated of the grassroots organization.
This year, the global festival has found a new home in New Hampshire with Make Music Plymouth. "This is an amazing opportunity for us to be involved with an event that encompasses everything we are striving for: people of all backgrounds coming together to share their passion for music with the community," said Deborah Leonard Kosits, executive director of the New Hampshire Music Festival, the presenter of the event. "This is a celebration of the diversity of music and of the depth of talent within our local cities and towns. We hope that people from all over New England will come to perform, attend and volunteer. We're grateful for the support and active involvement from PSU and the business community."
The cornerstones of Make Music Plymouth are collaboration, celebration, and education and finding unique ways to promote these principles during the daylong event, such as "mass appeal" gatherings, community sing-a-longs and instrument "petting zoos." More details can be found at www.makemusicplymouth.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:17
FRANKLIN — The Franklin Animal Shelter is planning its inaugural 5K Race/Walk. The race/walk will be held on Sunday, May 25 at 10 a.m. The premier sponsor of the event is Eptam Plastics headquartered in Northfield. The race/walk starts at the Paul Smith Elementary School in Franklin, 41 Daniel Webster Drive. Registration is $25 through May 18 and $30 on May 19 to "day of".
To register on line, visit our website at: www.franklinanimalshelter.com.
The Franklin Animal Shelter provides a place where Good Samaritan rescuers, Franklin police and those no longer able to care for pets can turn for help. The shelter provides food, warm beds, needed medical attention and loving care to the cats and dogs in its custody. The Shelter's goal is to find loving, forever homes for all its cats and dogs.
The Franklin Animal Shelter is a tax-exempt organization. Tax deductible contributions may be made through the website, www.franklinanimalshelter.com, or mailed to PO Box 265, Franklin, NH 03235
For more information, contact Christine Dzujna at 934-7163.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:07
HOLDERNESS — The Holderness Conservation Commission is calling the week of April 19-27 this community's town-wide clean up week. Notice that Earth Day is smack dab in the middle of the week. Joining the Commission in cleaning up properties and roads in the town are: the Science Center (9 to 1 on Saturday the 19th), the Squam Lakes Association (an invasive species removal day on the West Rattlesnake Trail, 10th of May) and a group of PSU students who will be cleaning up the Livermore Falls area (Sunday the 27th of April from noon until completion).
Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:01
HOLDERNESS — Registration is now open for free youth day programs taking place this summer at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. These programs give youth (boys and girls) age 10-15 the chance to learn about the shooting sports, bowhunting and other outdoor skills. Sessions will be offered in July and August at Owl Brook, which is operated by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Pre-registration is required and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited -- enrollment is limited to 20 youth per day -- so register early. To register, call 603-536-3954. There is no charge for the sessions. Each program is hands-on, and all participants will be encouraged to be involved.
Day programs will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, unless otherwise noted, beginning July 8 and ending August 7. Tuesdays will be for youth ages 10-12 and Thursdays will be for youth ages 13-15. In addition, for girls ages 10-15, a girls-only archery will be offered on Wednesday, August 8, and a girls-only shooting sports day will be offered on Wednesday, July 23.
Another popular offering is a dual Hunter Education Certification week that will take place on July 29, 30, 31 and August 1, during which students have the opportunity to earn both their Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education certifications. Youth ages 12-15 who attend and meet all requirements will receive their Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Certification card.
Check out the action by viewing a three-minute video about the youth day programs at Owl Brook at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.
Participants may register for one or more sessions, which are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the dates listed below. Bring your own bag lunch.
Week 1: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Tuesday July 8- (10-12 year olds)
Wednesday July 9 - (Girls only age 10-15)
Thursday July 10- (13-15 year olds)
Week 2: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Tuesday July 15- (10-12 year olds)
Thursday July 17 - (13-15 year olds)
Week 3: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Tuesday July 22 - (10-12 year olds)
Wednesday July 23 – (Girls Only age 10-15)
Thursday July 24 - (13-15 year olds)
Week 4: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Hunter/Bowhunter Education Dual Certification Week (*Both certifications Issued upon completion)
*Must attend all days listed and be 12 years old on or before August 1.
Tuesday July 29
Wednesday July 30
Thursday July 31
Friday August 1
Week 5: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Exploring the Outdoors
Tuesday August 5 - (10-12 year olds)
Thursday August 7 - (13-15 year olds)
"New Hampshire is still a relatively rural state, but fewer youth are taking advantage of outdoor opportunities," said Tom Flynn, Program manager at Owl Brook. "The Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is here to inspire young people to become involved in the outdoors. These free, skill-based summer workshops are a fun way to help them discover what it's all about."
Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:00