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Hoots and Howls at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

HOLDERNESS — For 22 seasons, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has brought Halloween and nature together at the annual Halloween Hoot 'N Howl. This fun event showcases live nature related skits with an eerie and often humorous twist.

The 2013 Halloween Hoot 'N Howl will be Saturday, October 19 from 6-8:30 p.m. 40-minute guided tours depart every ten minutes from 6- 7:30 p.m. After each tour guests are invited to warm up with Halloween games and tasty treats. Guests are encouraged to come in costume and dress suitably for outdoor weather.

Reservations can be made by calling the Science Center at 603-968-7194. Cost is $8 for members and $11 for non-members.  The Halloween Hoot 'N Howl is held rain or shine.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 08:59

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Sanbornton Roadside Cleanup today

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Conservation Commission is sponsoring a 2nd Roadside Cleanup Day today.

Collection bags are available by calling Katy Wells at 491-2522.

The commission is  keeping a list of roads cleaned and the mileage, so contact Katy with clean up information.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 08:33

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Job Fair at Steeplegate Mall in Concord Wednesday

CONCORD — Employment Security (NHES) is hosting the Concord Job Fair on Wednesday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Steeplegate Mall located at 270 Loudon Road.

Employers hope to fill a variety of positions including, but not limited to, Security Personnel, Insulation Installers, Motor Coach Operators, Financial Advisors, Event Specialists, Facilities and Maintenance Workers, Production Workers, Laborers, Material Handlers, Welders, Forklift Drivers, Retail Supervisors, Store Greeters, Department Store Hardware Personnel, Retail Store Team Members, Sales, Paralegal, Administrative Assistants, Aircraft Hydraulics Personnel, Bankers, Banking Center Operations, Independent Sales Representatives, Retail Merchandisers, Bank Branch Managers, Independent Business Owner Opportunities, Route Sales Representatives, Merchandising Personnel, Auto Mechanics and Technicians, Shipping and Receiving, Claims Representatives, Order Pickers, and more.

"Events like the Concord Job Fair, which connect New Hampshire's talented workers with employers looking to hire, are an invaluable part of our efforts to strengthen our innovation economy," Governor Maggie Hassan said. "I want to thank New Hampshire Employment Security and the participating employers for helping to build a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire."

Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with many local companies that are hiring, who will be pre-screening candidates on the spot as well as taking resumes and applications. As well as network, obtain career information and gain experience speaking with potential employers.

NHES provides free services, resources, and tools to assist both job seekers and employers with the entire job search process, hiring and employment needs. NHES has services available online and onsite to assist job seekers including an automated Job Match System, internet access, local papers, employment counseling, and career assessments, as well as, workshops on job searching, resume writing and interviewing techniques.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 08:15

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Les Miserables on Stage at Plymouth State University

PLYMOUTH — Students in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will present a musical theatre version of Victor Hugo's famous story Les Miserables, October 24–27 in the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The Tony Award-winning musical is the ultimate romantic story of oppression, justice, freedom, duty and longing. The Broadway production of Les Miserables premiered in 1987 and remains the fourth longest-running Broadway show of all time.

After spending years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread, Jean Valjean is released and discovers that despite his best attempts to live a good life, it is impossible to leave his past behind. No one will hire the former convict. Against a backdrop of the revolution brewing in France, Valjean finds himself pursued by his former jailor, Inspector Javert. Honor, love and humanity are celebrated in the heart-wrenching finale of this mega-musical with a popular score of beautiful melodies and stirring anthems that includes I Dreamed a Dream, Master of the House and On My Own.

PSU faculty member Sharon Paquette is directing the production, which she says poses a range of challenges, from meeting patrons' preconceived expectations for this familiar show, to getting all 37 cast members on stage for ensemble numbers, to guiding students as they learn the intricacies of blending the music and stage movement. The show is sung all the way through—there is no spoken dialog.

Paquette says that along with music director Professor Kathleen Arecchi and choreographer Lisa Travis, she is pushing the actors to find the grittiness of the story. "We are not sugar coating it at all. Each day we realize how many of the themes in the play and novel are still plaguing our country, and we work with the students to think about that and include those thoughts process in their creation process." She says the students are working diligently, have wonderful ideas and are courageous. "It's their passion," Paquette says.

Principal players in the cast include:

Mike Dodge, a senior music major from Northwood as Jean Valjean; Brad Fernald, a senior communication studies major from Hudson as Inspector Javert; Eben Brown, a senior music education major from Dorchester as Thenardier; and Sam St. Jean, a junior theatre arts major from Goffstown as Enjolras. Also Alyssa Dumas, a senior theatre arts major from Manchester as Fantine; Georgia Noonan, a sophomore music education major from Raymond as Cosette; Olivia Opal, a sophomore theatre arts major from Hampden, Mass., as Eponine and Danielle Aucoin, a junior theatre arts major from Hudson, Mass., as Mme. Thenardier. Nineteen other students depict multiple ensemble roles.

Area children in the cast are Ainsley Towers of Thornton as Gavroche, Mackenzie Jolli of Bridgewater as Young Cosette and Kayla Sassan of Meredith as Young Eponine.

Performances are October 24 and 26 at 8 p.m., October 25 at 7 p.m. and October 26 and 27 at 2 p.m.

Tickets for Lis Miserables are $21 for adults, $17 for seniors and $15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 08:12

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