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'Upcycling' program for children at Gilman Library

ALTON —The Gilman Library presents the program Fizz, Boom, Think! featuring Upcycling, the Human Footpring, Saving the Earth and playing with trash, held Thursday, August 7 at 3-4 p.m.

This interactive program asks and explores essential questions such as: How much trash do you throw away a year? What are ways to make trash into something new again? Do you know what upcycling is? Children will address these questions while having fun learning easy ways they can help keep the earth healthy. The Museum educator will lead participants in an upcycling adventure using vibrant images, books, science experiments and a take-home, open ended "make it new again!" activity.

This program is presented by the Children's Museum of New Hampshire and is designed for ages 4 –10, however children outside this age range are welcome to attend. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free.

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Chamber ensemble recital at Taylor Community on Sunday

LACONIA -- A chamber ensemble will give the next recital in the Taylor Community Music Series on Sunday, Aug 3., at 3 p.m., in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave.

The EastWest Trio will perform works by performing works by Haydn, Beethoven, Ives and others.

The trio comprised of George Lopez, pianist; Ella Gray, violinist and assistant concert master; and Walter Gray, principal cellist. They have been performing on the East and West coasts since they first met and played together at the New Hampshire Music Festival.

This free concert, which is open to the general public, is being sponsored by Charter Trust Company.


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Meredith Historical Society to present discussion of origin of N.H.’s country estates on Tuesday

MEREDITH — Have you ever wondered how New Hampshire came to have wonderful estates such as Saint Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish or The Rocks in Bethlehem? At the Meredith Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, Cristina Ashjian will discuss the origin and importance of the evolution of NH's rural farms into private estates, especially those now open to the public.

Between 1902 and 1913 the NH Board of Agriculture encouraged the sale of abandoned farms to wealthy summer residents in order to promote tourism and increase the local economy. Because of this departure from an agrarian life, the public can now enjoy visiting many of these wonderful country estates.

Cristina Ashjian is an art historian and independent scholar living in Moultonborough where she chairs the Moultonborough Heritage Commission. She has focused her research on late 19th and early 20th century country estates. She holds an MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London and a PhD in Modern Art and Architecture from Northwestern University.

The Meredith Historical Society is located at 45 Main St. This program is free and the public is welcome. Refreshments will be served. The Meredith Historical Society and the Meredith Public Library are pleased to co-offer this program through a grant from the NH Humanities Council. For more information call 279-2275.

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Genealogy at the Meredith Public Library

MEREDITH — The Genealogy Club at the Meredith Public Library will meet on Tuesday, August 5 at 4 p.m. for a Webinar on Online Military Records. If you're looking to prove military service in your genealogy, you've hit a brick on a veteran ancestor or you want to learn more about what information military records contain and how to find them online, then this class is for you. Free and open to the public.

On Friday, August 8 at 5 p.m.  join your fellow genealogists after the library closes for fun, research and food. Use the library computers, access our locked collection and exchange ideas with others. Maybe you'll finally break through that brick wall. Have you always wanted to try Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest or American Ancestors? A genealogist will be available to assist you. Please bring $5 if you wish to have pizza at 6 p.m. We will be raffling off free door prizes. Cool stuff for genealogists. You must arrive before the library closes at 5 p.m.

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