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Bayswater Hosts Hayes' "The Christmas Visitors" Live at Lavinia's

CENTER HARBOR — Bayswater Book Co. of Center Harbor will sponsor a special Tea, Talk & Treats event featuring an adaptation of Karel Hayes' new book, The Christmas Visitors, at Lavinia's Restaurant in Center Harbor on November 17 at 4 p.m.

Performed by Frank and Vinette Wells, The Christmas Visitors is the third and final book in Hayes' popular picture book series. Tickets are $30 and include tea and treats prepared by Lavinia's chef, as well as a copy of the book.
Hayes' The Christmas Visitors follows The Winter Visitors and The Summer Visitors with a third story of a gentle beartakeover of a cottage that has been closed up for the season by its owners. When the family decides to celebrate the holidays in the cottage, however, the bears must skedaddle.

Watercolor artist and illustrator Karel Hayes' has illustrated over 10 books, including Who's Been Here? A Tale in Tracks and A Time for the Fair. Her paintings have appeared in exhibitions throughout the United States.
Bringing The Christmas Visitors to life will be Frank and Vinette Wells; well known for their performances at The Barnstormers Theater, including two productions of On Golden Pond. They have also performed On Golden Pond in Laconia, Holderness, and at the Unity Theatre in Brenham, Texas.
This event will be the last Tea, Treats & Talk of the season for Bayswater Book Co. All Tea, Treats & Talk events this season were sold out, something that Bayswater owner Michelle Taft believes it is a precursor for an even bigger and better series for next season.
"Being able to meet an author and hear him/her speak in an intimate restaurant setting really brings a book to life," Taft explains. "It can be a much more personal and meaningful experience than a simple book signing."

Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 10:25

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T-N Methodist Church Fair is Nov. 9

TILTON — The Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 400 West Main Street, Tilton.
There will be a coffee hour from 9-11 a.m, and lunch served 11:30 to 1 p.m. Lunch will include corn chowder, choice of sandwiches, filled cookies for dessert, and coffee or cold drink.
The fair features tables for crafts, food and baked goods, cookie walk, white elephants, jewelry, gift items, wreaths and Christmas decorations. Featured this year are hand crafted knick-knack boxes that make perfect gifts, scarves, knit hats and mittens for adults and children. There will be a raffle table with quality gift ideas, and children's toys in new condition will be available.

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Senior Moment-um heading to Portsmouth for shopping trip Monday

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a Senior Moment-um trip to the Christmas Tree Shop in Portsmouth to take place on Monday, November 4. Participants will meet in the town hall lobby at 8:15 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. departure.

Attendees will spend some time shopping before stopping at Mama D's (Italian) for lunch on the way back. The anticipated time of return is 3 p.m. Participants are responsible for their own lunch and shopping costs.

For more information or to RSVP please call the Parks and Recreation Office at 527-4722.

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PSU hosting high school students from around New England for Choral Festival

PLYMOUTH — More than 220 high school students from 50 New England high schools will study, rehearse and perform on Thursday, November 7 at Plymouth State University. The students will join the University Chorale and the PSU Chamber Singers, participating in the 36th Annual All New England Choral Festival, directed by PSU Professor Dan Perkins, conductor and artistic director of the festival. PSU collaborative pianist Charlie Blood will accompany the singers.

A concert at 7 p.m. in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center culminates weeks of advance preparation and a full day of rehearsals for the students and workshops for their teachers. J.W. Pepper music company and push voice faculty Emily Jaworski will present workshops during the day.

This year's theme "Images of Light" will be highlighted by projections of the aurora borealis and other astrological photographs by Christopher Georgia, a graduate of Plymouth Regional High School who is an astrophotographer.

The theme is also supported by all the works in the program which includes: Lux aurumque by Eric Whitacre; Omnia sol by Stroope; Northern Lights by Gjeilo; True Light by Hampton and Light of a Clear Blue Morning by Dolly Parton.

Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 10:09

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