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Pemi-Baker Republicans hosting final spaghetti supper of the season Friday

PLYMOUTH — The last Pemi-Baker Valley Republican Committee (PBVRC) Spaghetti Dinner for 2014 will be held at the American Legion Hall, 37 Main Street, Ashland on Friday October 17, from 5-7 p.m.

Guests will get a chance to enjoy the now-famous PBVRC All-You-Can-Eat spaghetti dinner, with spaghetti, meatballs, Italian sausage, garlic bread, salad, beverages, and dessert. There will be free door prizes. Price is $10 per person, $5 for kids 5-12, kids under 5 free, and a special family price of $25.

The PBVRC will be accepting donations of non-perishable goods for the local food pantry.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 09:04

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Joe Deleault at Franklin Opera House

FRANKLIN — Joe Deleault and The Reel Tuckermans will perform a variety of Celtic tunes when they appear Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Opera House.

Deleault is an award-winning international performer, composer, and session pianist. His recording credits include Jon Bon Jovi, Carly Simon, Natalie MacMaster, and many others. His composing credits include Ernest Thompson's most recent film "Time and Charges."

The Reel Tuckermans (Jim Prendergast on guitar, and Ellen Carlson on fiddle) are well-known New Hampshire musicians.

The program's opening performer, Andrew Sterling, is a touring singer-songwriter from New Hampshire. He has been featured as the opening artist for big-name acts such as The Brew and Blues Traveler.

Tickets are available on-line at franklinoperahouse.org, or call the box office at 934-1901 for office hours.


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Alton Historical Society hosting put luck supper

ALTON -- The Alton Historical Society will hold its annual Pot Luck Supper on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Gilman Library.

Society members are asked to bring silverware, a plate, and of course a pot luck dish.

This annual meeting will include election of officers.

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Gilman Library receives gift of tabletop telescope

ALTON — The Gilman Library recently received the gift of an Orion StarBlast #9814 4.5" Altazimuth Reflector Tabletop Telescope donated by Elaine Granthum-Buckley and which is supported by The New Hampshire Astronomical Society. The new  telescope will be made available for circulation by library card holders in good standing on Saturday, November 22.

The NHAS is a state charted non - profit educational organization, promoting public awareness of astronomy. They hold public sky watches, demonstrations, presentations and discussions all free of charge. In celebration of this wonderful addition to our library collection, please join us for the following:

On two Friday nights, October 17 and November 21 at 7 p.m. in the Agnes Thompson Meeting Room at the Gilman Library, Alton resident and author, Anura Guruge, will deliver two separate presentations, the second building upon the first, on how library patrons, new to astronomy, can best use these telescopes to explore and enjoy the night sky above Alton. These presentations will be in a similar vein to the "Comet ISON" presentation delivered by the same speaker, at the Gilman Library, to an enthusiastic reception in November. The first of the two presentations will look at the various objects visible in the night sky, ranging from asteroids to galaxies and will initially focus on Solar System components including the planets, the dwarf planets, the moons, asteroids and comets.

Though never a professional astronomer, Guruge has published six books on astronomy: four on comets, one on dwarf planets and another on asteroid 4 Vesta. His Comet ISON books reached 'best seller' status for astronomy books on Amazon prior to the demise of this sungrazing comet on Thanksgiving Day 2013. His other comet book, "Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia", continues to attract attention. The first ever telescope he ever used, c. 1961 while an eight-year old living in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), belonged to Sir Arthur C. Clark, the author of '2001: A Space Odyssey' and the person who dreamed up the notion of geostationary satellites.

The Friday, November 21 presentation will set out to explore further afield and spend time looking at the mysteries of galaxies – not just the Milky Way but those beyond. Both presentations will be comprehensible to those ten and over. A PowerPoint presentation will be used in both cases to provide visual stimulation and prompt during the presentation.


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