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Public bean supper Sat. at Squam Valley Masonic Lodge

CENTER HARBOR — On Saturday, October 4 the Ellacoya Chapter will be holding its monthly public Bean Supper at the Squam Valley Masonic Building on Rt 3/25 at the Center Harbor/Holderness town line. Tickets are available at the door at 4:30 p.m. followed by the start of serving at 5 p.m. that continues until 6:30 p.m. or until food runs out.
The proceeds of the club's fundraising activities, in addition to helping the chapter meet its necessary expenses, are shared with local, state and national organizations such as area Visiting Nurse Associations, Food Banks, American Cancer Society and scholarships for young people. Ellacoya Chapter, together with the Eastern Star chapter in Bristol, sponsors Plymouth Assembly, International Order of Rainbow for Girls.

The building is air conditioned and handicap accessible. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children. Attendees can choose from the menu including ham, meatballs, baked beans, potato casserole, salads and pies, all prepared by members of the chapter.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 10:00

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Craftsmen Gallery hosting Oct. 12 class on Zulu Flowerette Necklaces


MEREDITH — Artist Deb Fairchild will give a class on making Zulu Flowerette Necklaces on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Gallery.

Fairchild's class will be an opportunity for people to learn and explore in the rich beading tradition of the African Zulu tribes and see how the necklace is a wonderful introduction to their culture.

This class is ideal for anyone who would like to experiment with beading or for experienced beaders who are looking for a new perspective. No prior experience required. Students should bring eyeglasses or magnifiers if they use these for close work.

The tuition for the class is $30 per student and must be paid in advance. There will be an additional $25 materials fee that will be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

To register either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 09:54

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Shaker Village exhibit on display through Dec. 12

CANTERBURY —  Canterbury Shaker Village’s special exhibit, Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations will to be on display at the National Historic Landmark through December 12. Canterbury Shaker Village is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 26, on weekends in November and for Christmas at Canterbury on December 6 and 12.

The exhibit is a collection of creative works that range from literal translations of specific Shaker forms to pieces that embody ideas or themes from the Shakers. These contemporary voices, by professionals, creative citizens and students who found inspiration at Canterbury Shaker Village, are paired with historic Shaker artifacts that represent elements of the ongoing dialogue between the Shaker legacy and the human spirit. The exhibit is included with the price of regular admission.

“Inspiration is a silent conversation between the external world and your inner self. Those silent and personal conversations are given a physical form in this special exhibit through the contemporary works of art by professional artists, creative citizens and students,” noted Funi Burdick, Executive Director and Exhibit Curator. “Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations is more than a collection of individual pieces. Rather, it is part of a larger ongoing conversation between all of us and the Shakers.”

“Many museums strive to make history relevant for today’s visitor,” commented Jim Garvin, adjunct professor at Plymouth State University and the former State Architectural Historian. “Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations brings to life Shaker themes and artifacts in a new way and challenges visitors to rethink these traditions. This special exhibit is not to be missed.”

Other upcoming events at Canterbury Shaker Village include the Vintage Car Show on October 18; and Ghost Encounters on October 25 and Christmas at Canterbury on December 6 and 13. Upcoming Shaker-inspired workshops include The ABC’s of Letterpress Printing on September 27, Fresh Pasta and the Healing Power of Art on October 19, and Shaken Not Stirred: Herb and Fruit Cordials on November 1. To view the complete 2014 calendar of events and workshops visit www.shakers.org.

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Wild animal training demonstration at Squam Science Center on Oct. 4

HOLDERNESS — Adults and children can learn how wild animals are trained when the Squam Lakes Science Center holds a demonstration on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Presenters will explain how and why are the animals trained at the Science Center. They will also talk about how hard it is to teach an animal, and the types of behaviors the animals are taught. Participants can observe exhibit trail animals during a training session, learn about the process, and then try their luck at shaping behaviors of other participants, and then finally assist in a training session with a program animal.

This program is for adults and children age 8 and older.

The cost for the program is $7 for Science Center members, $9 for non-members, and $10 on the day of the event.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 09:36

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