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Library offering chance to explore the night sky

MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library will be hosting The NH Astronomical Society who will be here to teach us about the Night Sky on Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Those who attend the program are advised to bring a light jacket, as a portion of the night will take place outdoors to use a telescope. The telescope available for use has been redesigned so that it can be checked out of the library. It will be available for circulation after the Sky Watch. Adults aged 18 and over who are patrons of the Meredith Library who can show a driver's license or other official photo ID may check out the telescope for one week.


Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 07:11

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Sandwich Quaker Meeting to mark town’s anniversary on Sunday

SANDWICH — The North Sandwich Friends Meeting (Quaker) invites the wider community to join in Sandwich's 250th Celebration at the historic Meeting House on Sunday, August 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Quaker Meetings (Society of Friends) began in Sandwich in 1790 and the first Quaker Meeting House was built in 1804 in Center Sandwich. In 1830 the peak population in Sandwich was 2,744 and the Quaker population was 700. In 1905 the first paid minister was hired and programmed meetings began. The Meeting ceased programmed meetings in the late 70's. Meeting for worship in the historic Meeting House, built in 1881, is now silent with occasional guest pastors.

The Meeting for Worship will celebrate Old Home Week with an Open House and a musical worship service, a combination of a programmed and a silent meeting. There will be a brief presentation of the Quaker Testimonies. Nancy Moore with her guitar will lead the service. Ray Stineford will pump the historic organ.

Childcare is provided. After the Meeting for Worship, guests are invited to view the large lending library and enjoy a potluck lunch.


Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 06:39

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082013ShakerFemmeM'Amie(118): 2X Woman my friend

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village hosts the a cappella group femme m'amie on Wednesday, August 21 at 7 p.m. in the Shaker Meeting House.

This highly acclaimed a cappella group, whose name means "woman, my friend," will perform selections from their diverse repertoire. Sharing a woman's view of the world, femme m'amie delights audiences with their pitch perfect harmonies, full arrangements, and simple elegance.

The concert is a benefit for the Historic National Landmark and tickets are $20 per person for both members and non-members. Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

To purchase tickets in advance, please visit www.shakers.org/events or call (603) 783-9511.


CAPTION — Canterbury Shaker Village Hosts A Cappella Concert with femme m'amie on Wednesay, August 21. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:34

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082313GHSClassReunion (99)

GILFORD — The Class of 1983 from Gilford High School will be gathering the weekend of Gilford Old Home Day for their 30th reunion. An informal celebration will be held at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, August 23.

On Saturday, August 24, 2013 classmates are invited to stop by during the day at the home of Eric & Nikki Parker in Gilford Village for Old Home Day and gather together in the evening to watch the fireworks.

For more information, a group page has been set up on Facebook. For additional questions, please contact Katy Philbrick Stone at 455-8970 or Karmen Phelps Gifford at 455-9609.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:29

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