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Winnipesaukee Playhouse offering scholarships for summer theatre camp

MEREDITH — Thanks to the generosity of the WLNH Children's Auction, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is offering full and partial scholarships for their summer camp programs. Students can receive these need-based scholarships upon filling out a short application found on www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org under the Education tab. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is proud to provide these scholarships which will allow more children to explore aspects of theatre, both on and off-stage, in an inclusive and immersive environment.
With their new Education Director, Timothy L'Ecuyer, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is excited to invigorate their summer camp, which continues to offer their programs for children ages 5 – 14. The summer of "Fables, Legends, and Myths," incorporates many beloved tales (Aesop's Fables, Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, Constellations and Planets, 1,001 Arabian Nights, American Tall-Tales, and King Arthur) to serve as a guide for the camp sessions. Here students will spend weeks exploring, playing, and learning in a fun theatrical setting. Held at Inter-Lakes Elementary School, students will enjoy their time immersed in different aspects of theatre, music, art, and dance, all culminating to a final showcase for their friends and family.
Camp 1 is offered for children ages 5-8, with Camp 2 geared towards ages 9-11. These weeklong sessions will each incorporate a different tale and offer morning (9:00 – 12:00), afternoon (1:00 – 4:00), and full day sessions. The morning is centered on the basics of theatre, and the afternoon focused is focused on music, dance, and art. In addition to Camp 1 and 2, there will also be an Upper Camp offered for ages 12-14. This camp will allow for a more in depth experience with two- week sessions for the full day. The extended camp session provides time for increased script comprehension, as well as more time to rehearse and refine the student's craft.
With help from the WLNH Children's Auction, this summer will be full of amazing opportunities in theatre for many local youth. All information regarding these programs and the camp staff can be found at the theater's website www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:13

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5 ‘Wine & Design’ events this summer

Wine&Design Events, an art instruction program which combines lessons in a relaxed social setting, is holding five "Paint Nights" this summer.

Two of the events will be held at the Belknap Mill, outdoor, along the water's edge in Rotary Park. All of the proceeds from these Picnic and Paint nights will be donated to the Belknap Mill. Participants are asked to bring  favorite snacks and relax and enjoy. Two local artists will be walking participants through the evenings painting.

On Thursday, July 17, the featured artist will be Katie Criscone and on Tuesday, July 29, Meredith artist and studio owner Heidi Little will provide the instruction.

Other events will be held at Church Landing along the lake in Meredith. The dates for these events are July 8, Aug. 7, and Aug. 13. Artist and studio owner Stacey Lucas of Holderness will be the instructor on July 8 and Aug. 13. Aaron and Alison Witham will be lead the program on Aug. 7.

These events include two hours of painting instruction, a 16 by 20 work of art to display in your home or office and a wonderful, unique experience out with friends or family.

Those interested in registering for these events, learning more about the artists or arranging a private event (great for birthday parties, bridal parties, team building and other gatherings) can go to to www.wineanddesignevents.com or email Chantelle Moynihan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:07

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MacDougall updates ‘Explorer’s Guide’

SANDWICH — Local author Ruth Doan McDougall has released an updated edition of two guide books, originally written by her father, on hiking in the Granite State.

"Explorer's Guide 50 More Hikes in New Hampshire" is the companion book "Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in New Hampshire" Together, the two guides are staples of the New England hiking scene. Now, both books are available in new, updated editions produced in full color with new full-color topographical maps as well.

The two guides are helpful resources for hikers of all levels of ability.

Daniel Doan hiked the White Mountains of New Hampshire for nearly 70 years while writing novels, short stories, the memoir "Our Last Backpack," and two New Hampshire hiking guides. Recipient of the New Hampshire Writers' Project Lifetime Achievement Award, he died in 1993.

For years his daughter, Ruth Doan MacDougall, has for years helped keep Doan's hiking guides up to date. A novelist as well, MacDougall, who lives in Center Sandwich, received the Writer's Project Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:04

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‘Adventures in Printmaking’ July 9 at Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery

 SANDWICH — What is the difference between a Monoprint and a Monotype, a Woodcut and a White Line Woodcut, an engraving and an etching? "Adventures in Printmaking" will guide you through the different printing techniques in a two part series.

The opening reception to meet the artists will be on July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

A "Conversation" about printing techniques with Sandwich artists, Margaret Barnaby and Margaret Merritt, Tamworth artist, Wendy Ketchum and Jackson artist, Anne Garland will be on Saturday morning, July 12 at 10 a.m. Bring your questions, learn what you are buying when you are thinking of a print and share your ideas. Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Maple Street in Center Sandwich. For more information call the gallery at 284 7728 or visit our website www.patricialaddcarega.com.

Printmaking techniques are numerous, complex and require skill. Often, hand pulled prints are confused with reproductions that are made by a machine or these days by computer. This exhibit brings together the work of many local and regional artists. Among them Kate Higley from Wolfeboro, Clare Winslow from Washington, DC and Sandwich, and Sui Witherell, a one time NH resident who is now in Maine.

The walls and flat files will be full of work that represents both traditional and contemporary techniques. When creating a new print each artist must keep in mind which technique he or she will use to achieve the desired effect. Perhaps he or she will even combine two techniques to arrive at the best result. It is no wonder that print making techniques are a challenge and a bit of a mystery to understand. We look forward to seeing you at either or both of these events.

Gallery hours are from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 on Sunday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:00

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