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'Stories that Make a Difference' at Squam Science Center

HOLDERNESS — Writers are encouraged to attend a two-day interpretive writing workshop called "How to Create Stories that Make a Difference" held on Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21. This program will held at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The workshop is designed for interpreters of all experience levels who are involved or plan to be involved in interpretive writing or editing. It will focus on the art and craft of interpretive writing through facilitated discussion, in-class exercises, and sharing results. By the end of the workshop, attendees will understand the critical components of interpretive writing, have the tools for organizing, editing, and dodging writer's block, and how to create writing worth reading.

The workshop presenter, Judy Fort Brenneman, is owner of Greenfire Creative, LLC and author of The Art and Craft of Interpretive Writing, is an award-winning writer and playwright, writing coach, and speaker. Her work has helped companies and agencies define their vision, inspire their employees and volunteers, educate their audiences, and increase their sales. Judy is an active member of NAI, the Council for the Interpretation of Native Peoples, International Museum Theatre Alliance, and AAM.

Registration for the two-day workshop is $395 per person and includes all workshop materials, handouts, a copy of The Art and Craft of Interpretive Writing, and coffee, tea, and snacks. Crack open your creativity, energize your writing, and reveal new talents and skills at this workshop.

More information is available online at www.nhnature.org/programs/calendar.php or 603-968-7194.


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Honey Bee Helpers receives Excellence award at Belknap County 4-H Fair

BELMONT — The Honey Bee Helpers, a new 4-H Club in Belknap County, recently received the 2013 Commissioner's Award for Excellence in Agricultural Promotion for their Apiculture educational display at the Belknap County 4-H Fair.

According to Judge Janis Conner of the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, "This was a fact filled exhibit explaining the world of 'apiculture' - Quite educational".

The display included information boards about the life cycle of the honey bee, honey bee trivia, and the responsibilities of a bee keeper throughout the year. Club leader Dennis Manning and his daughter Blaine also gave an educational talk about bee keeping and used their exposure at the fair to recruit interested youth to join their newly established club.

Belknap County 4-H is a program of UNH Cooperative Extension and offers youth, ages 5-18, the chance to participate in positive youth development experiences including leadership, citizenship, science, agriculture and community service projects. For more information on the Belknap County 4-H program or the Honey Bee Helpers 4-H Club, call 527-5475.

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Auditions Sept. 8 & 9 for Winni Players productions

MEREDITH — As summer draws to a grand finale, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will transition to its community theatre season with auditions for two fall productions produced by The Winni Players. Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 8 and Monday, September 9 at the same time so aspiring performers only need to attend one audition to be considered for both productions.

The first show of the season is a 1940's radio play version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, adapted by Phillip Grecian and directed by Brett Billings. Few tales have permeated English speaking culture quite like Frankenstein. Fantastic both for its content and creation, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature he brings to life continues to mesmerize almost 200 hundred years after it was written. Grecian's script adheres closely to Shelley's 1818 original. Frankenstein will be performed October 25 and 26, just in time for Halloween!

Rehearsals will be Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Next comes Mary Chase's classic comedy, Harvey. Directed by Chuck Fray, Harvey tells the tale of Elwood P. Dowd and his best friend Harvey,  whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall "pooka", a creature that resembles a rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets which embarrasses his social-climbing sister, Veta. Is Elwood crazy or is he possibly the sanest person in town? Made famous by the movie starring Jimmy Stewart, this is one of the most successfully produced comedies ever. 

Performances for Harvey will be November 8-10 and 15-17. Rehearsals will be Sundays from 5-7 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.

Auditions will be cold readings from the scripts but those auditioning should familiarize themselves with the characters in advance if possible. Participants can elect to be considered for either production or both and can note this at the auditions. Anyone with questions can e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Tickets on sale for Lakes Region Uncorked event

LACONIA — Tickets are on sale now for Lakes Region Uncorked, a unique fall fundraiser offering samples of locally made wine, mead, cider and beer. Uncorked will be held at the Historic Belknap Mill in Laconia on Saturday, November 2, from 6-9 pm. All ticket proceeds benefit individuals, children and families in the Lakes Region who receive core supports and services from LRCS and children and families served by the LRCS Family Resource Center of Central NH.

"This event is clearly in line with LRCS' commitment and support of our local economy and entrepreneurs. It is the first and only tasting in the Lakes Region that features a collection of local wine and beer vendors. Our sponsors and vendors have been amazing in their support, generosity and enthusiasm. Everyone is excited. I suggest guests buy their tickets early!," commented Christine Santaniello, LRCS Executive Director.

Bank of New Hampshire is the Title Sponsor of Lakes Region Uncorked. Other major sponsors include: Franklin Savings Bank- Grapes and Grains; LPL Financial, Laconia- Silent Auction; Curt's Caterers of Gilford – Fine Foods; E & S Insurance Services - Wine Educator; and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England-Dessert Sponsor.

Vendors presenting their products to guests include: Canterbury Aleworks; Coffin Cellars Winery; Farnum Hill Ciders; Flag Hill Winery; Haunting Whisper Vineyard; Hermit Woods Winery; Labelle Winery; Moonlight Meadery; Sap House Meadery; Stone Gate Vineyard and Squam Brewery. Other vendors include Curt's Caterers, Edible Arrangements, Woodshed Coffee and A Grape Affair- wine educator.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door, space permitting. All ticket holders must be 21 years or older for admittance. Tickets include admission to the tasting room, silent auction and wine education session. All ticket holders will receive an Uncorked wine glass keepsake and Tasting Guide.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.lrcs.org and online at uncorked2013.eventbrite.com. Detailed flyers and ticket order forms are also available at the LRCS offices, 719 N. Main Street in Laconia or by calling 524-8811 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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