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Printmaker is August featured artist at League of Craftsmen Gallery

MEREDITH — Printmaker Matthew Smith of Quincy Pond Printworks is the featured Artist of the month for August at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen gallery in Meredith.

Smith, who has his studio is in Nottingham, is best known for his copper block and intaglio etchings featuring fish, crabs, turtles, and all types of other sea and shore creatures. Matthew has created a new way to make prints - copper block etching - that combines the top features of intaglio etching and relief printing to best achieve the incredible color, depth, and texture found in his work.

His newest works feature the hybrid combination of copper and wood in the same print. Smith hopes that his works will be a gentle reminder of the magnificence of our oceans and the fragile circle of life on this planet we all share.

Smith will be the special guest at a reception on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the gallery.

More information is available by calling the gallery at (603) 279-7920.


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Gilford Community Band playing Wednesday

GILFORD — The selections for Wednesday's Gilford Community Band concert will provide a mix of traditional marches, TV themes, standards and contemporary music.

Songs performed will be "Liberty Bell March," "Summon the Heroes," "A Hymn For Band," Classic TV themes, "Olympic Spirit March," "The Battle Pavane," "Moon River," "Afterburn," and "Hosts of Freedom March."

"Moon River" will be dedicated to Chuck Beever, a long-time Gilford Community Band member who died this past spring.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate for a nice outdoor concert on the Gazebo at 7:30. In case of bad weather the performance will be held in the Gilford High School.

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Erosion control workshop offered in Moultonborough

MOULTONBOROUGH — A daylong program on erosion control is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Moultonborough.

The program, to be held at the Moultonborough Safety Building, 1035 Whittier Highway (Route 25) is particularly recommended for construction contractors, road agents, municipal officials and committee members, septic designers and installers, and anyone interested in hearing about some of the latest techniques to managing storm water and preventing soil erosion.

This workshop has been pre-approved for six credit hours through the state Department of Environmental Services Sub-surface Bureau and for six Professional Development Hours through EnviroCert International Inc.

There is a registration fee to attend; hot lunch and refreshments are included. The registration deadline for this program is Monday, Aug. 11.

There will be an indoor information session in the morning and an outdoor display/demonstration session in the afternoon. Field Day topics scheduled include updates on New Hampshire regulations, modular wetlands, sediment and runoff control, jobsite sediment control, culvert relining, cellular confinement and load support, soil amendments, geogrids for roadway construction, mulch, erosion control mats and blankets, and more.

Information on the field day is available from the Belknap County Conservation District at telephone (603) 527-5880 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A brochure and registration form for this event can be downloaded at either of these websites www.belknapccd.org or www.hillsboroughccd.com.

This program is being made possible through a partnership of the Northeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association, EJ Prescott Inc., the state of New Hampshire, and the Belknap and Carroll County Conservation Districts.


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Cinderella on stage at Plymouth State on August 14

PLYMOUTH — The Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University hosts professional actors from Jean's Playhouse Children's Theatre in Lincoln to perform the show Cinderella on August 14. Performances are 2 p.m. each Thursday. All seats (including babes in arms) are $7. A group rate of $5 per seat is available for groups of 15 or more.

Throughout the summer, Jean's Playhouse Children's Theater in Lincoln presents their repertoire of children's stories adapted for the stage. Cinderella, the final show of the season, will show the classic rags-to-riches story of a girl who dared to dream, a Fairy Godmother who makes it all possible, a very charming Prince, and one dazzling glass slipper.

Jean's Playhouse's Children's Theatre Company has been delighting audiences for more than 20 years, with original adaptations of fairy tales and folktales produced and created for children of all ages. Shows are approximately 40 minutes long and appeal to adults, and children three years and older. Characters greet the audience in the Silver Center lobby after each show.

Call (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 for tickets, or shop online at http://silver.plymouth.edu. Convenience fees apply to online orders. Summer box office hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour before performances.

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