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Alton Library Hosting Talk on Pope John XXIII on April 22

ALTON —The Gilman Library will host a program by Anara Guruge on Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. "Pope John XXIII, Still The Most Popular Pope Ever -- Now That He Is A Saint".

Pope John XXIII, who was pope from October 1958 to June 1963, best known for convoking the Second Vatican Council, will be canonized on Sunday, April 27, 2014, alongside Pope John Paul II.

This 90-minute illustrated, interactive program, strictly secular, by papal historian and author, Anura Guruge, an Alton resident, the author of seven papal books, is to mark this occasion. The goal of this program is to provide an illuminating and memorable portrait of this pope's entire life, all the way to the canonization.

Mr. Guruge has been working on a new book: "Pope John XXIII: 101 Facts & Trivia". The presentation will draw upon the material gathered for this book with a heavy emphasis on the trivia and the pope's incomparable sayings, such as the one related to the actual number of people that work at the Vatican. This program will appeal to both 'newbies' as well as to those that already have an appreciation of this pope. The 188 page Kindle Print Version of "Pope John XXIII: 101 Facts & Trivia" is available for purchase on Amazon.


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Inter-Lakes Peter Pan opens April 9th

MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes Middle Tier and High School Theater Companies presents the classic musical, Peter Pan on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, April 9, 10 and 12 at 7 p.m. with an additional performance on Saturday at 2 p.m. Performances will be held in the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium.

On this musical journey, audience members will fly to Neverland with Peter Pan, played by Mykenzi Sanders, and the Darling children. Gage Wheeler will star as Captain Hook, accompanied by the pirates. Jeanne Puglisi will star as Tiger Lily joined by the Indians, and the Lost Boys.

Tickets are available online at www.interlakes.org/ilhs.html or at the door. Ticket discount for April 9 performance.

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Spring Vacation Camp at Cricket Lane Farm in Alton gives children the chance to play and learn

ALTON — Cricket Lane Farm will be offering a Spring Vacation Camp from Monday-Friday, April 28 through May 2. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with before and after care available.

Spring Vacation Camp at Cricket Lane Farm gives children an opportunity to have fun, play and learn at the farm just as it is beginning to wake up from winter. Cricket Lane is dedicated to providing a challenging experience to promote individual advancement and growth of skills in a fun environment. Similar to Summer Camp, campers will have a lesson every day, where they will learn and advance their skills in horse care through fun, hands-on activities and games.

Beginner through advanced students are encouraged to attend, and will be challenged appropriately. For more information contact Annie Hutchins at 398-8802 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation Summer Programs

WOLFEBORO — The snow is receding and Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation is offering a full array of spring, summer and fall programs. Registration for all summer and fall programs is currently open for Wolfeboro, Tuftonboro and Brookfield residents. Registration for all out-of town residents opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15.

Brochures are available throughout town and online at the Parks and Recreation page of the town website at www.wolfeboronh.us. We will be continuing many of our popular programs, including half and full-day Day Camp, Community Sailing at Albee Beach, an expanded Movies in The Park Program and Summer Soccer.

Additional sports camps will be offered this year, including archery camp and wilderness survival camp. Local organizations are bringing together affordable community golfing, and our ever popular yoga on the beach and stand-up paddleboard lessons return for another year as well. New this year is a fencing program that teaches beginner through advanced skills in this classic sport. Adult and senior programs have also expanded including adult sailing, hosted at Corinthian Yacht Club, pickle ball and masters swimming.

The popular Sailboat Sharing program will be continued this season. This program offers “shares” of a 24 ft keel sailboat moored in Wolfeboro Bay at Brewster Academy for use between June 15 and September 30th into the program. The schedule is managed online between 14 different shareholders, and each day is broken up into 3 time slots. The $400 cost to buy into the program covers use of the boat, insurance, maintenance and mooring fees.

Other events include a Summer Kickoff Beach Party on Saturday, June 28, Walker Brother’s Circus, 4th of July Fireworks at Brewster Academy, the Granite Kid Triathlon Saturday, July 19 and the Granite Man Triathlon Saturday, August 16.

The three town beaches will be staffed with a crew of fully trained lifeguards starting June 21. Beaches are all open year round from dawn to dusk.

For more information on registration or the programs visit the town website at www.wolfebornh.us or cal 569-5639.

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