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9th Old Ways Days at Shaker Village

CANTERBURY — At the ninth annual Old Ways Days, October 18-19 at Old Ways Traditions, 418 Shaker Rd., Canterbury there'll be even more woodworking than there was at Wood Days (held for the last and 23rd time this Spring).

There will be sawmilling and canoe building, tool making, basket making, wood turning, and spoon making, as always and, of course, Tools for Kids, blacksmithing, trail walks and more music; blues, bluegrass, Americana, fiddling.
Old Ways Traditions exists to connect people with traditional ways of doing things, still viable today. Old Ways Days features hands on demonstrations and participants can try the skills and find out where to learn to master them.
Some of the highlight include saw miller Ben Jones, who grew up working with his dad in the woods of Loudon, home base for his sawmill; canoe builder Ben Bean who will bring a 1934 Old Town he's restoring,  master wood turner Marcel Durette and world class basketmaker Sharon Dugan.

Saturday noon to 2 Newfound Grass performs. Banjo player Dave Shaw keeps them from getting too "newgrass."
From 2 to 3 Arthur James will play acoustic blues. He identifies all the songwriters he covers. 3 to 4 open mic.
Sunday from noon to 2 world class fiddlers Ryan and Brennish Thomson, who performed in China earlier this year, performs followed by the Backtrack Band.


Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014 08:56

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Food drive tonight at Sachem' game against St. Thomas

LACONIA — The New Hampshire Tackles Food Drive is being held at the home game tonight against St. Thomas Aquinas Bank of New Hampshire Stadium tonight. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.
There will be drop off boxes at the Friends of Football clothing table. Help support your local food bank!

Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 12:12

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Peter mayer in concert at gilford community church

GILFORD — On Saturday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m., singer-songwriter and guitarist Peter Mayer will be performing in concert at Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Rd. in Gilford.

Singing from his repertoire of original songs, acoustic music and contemporary folk music, Mayer writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; songs about the mystery and beauty of the world.

"Peter Mayer is a magician....(his) universe is full of metaphor and meaning, story and symbol—everything contains more than meets the eye." - Bill Reed, music editor, Colorado Springs Gazette.

"His guitar work is breath-taking, his lyrics mind-spinning, his singing soul-soothing and his feet-on-the-ground optimism nothing short of healing." - Marilyn Rea-Beyer, music director, WUMB Radio, Boston.

"Mayer's songs are crafted like Shaker furniture, with no place for superfluous embellishments or throwaway lines....(his) fluid, clean, and tremendously intriguing guitar playing is topped with warm, rich vocals." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

Mayer started touring full-time in 1995 and has gradually amassed a dedicated, word-of-mouth following, selling out shows from Minnesota to Texas, New England to California. He has eight CD's to his credit (his latest, "Third Street", will be released this fall).

Tickets may be purchased from the church office at $10 per person ($15 at the door).

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Medicare misconceptions session for committee on aging

GILFORD — Belknap County Area Committee on Aging will meet on October 10 at 10 am at the Weslet  Woods Community Room at the First United Methodist Church.

Sarah Gellert from ServiceLink will return to tackle Medicaid. Common misconceptions will be dealt with as well as the options counseling that is available to everyone.

This event is open to the public and free of charge. Questions are encouraged. Contact Stace at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

The Belknap County Area Committee on Aging meetings start at 10 am, the 2nd Friday of each month. The committee meets in the Wesley Woods Community Room off Rte. 11A, behind the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. All are welcome.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 10:39

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