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New Hampshire Day at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

HOLDERNESS —  Squam Lakes Natural Science Center celebrates the start of the 2014 trail season with New Hampshire Day on Saturday, May 3. The Science Center has held New Hampshire Day annually since 1991.

New Hampshire Day allows New Hampshire residents to get nearer to nature with discounted trail admission to the animal exhibit trail. New Hampshire residents pay just $3 for trail admission on May 3. Regular admission rates are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors (65+), $12 for youth (ages 3 to 15), and children 2 and under are free.

Visitors will see live native New Hampshire animals including red fox, gray fox, skunk, bobcat, mountain lion, white-tailed deer, river otter, black bear, owls, hawks, and eagles in natural enclosures along the three-quarter mile live animal exhibit trail. Plus visitors will see two new exhibits: a live Coyote Exhibit and a Wood Energy Exhibit. In addition to the discounted trail admission, special Up Close to Animals presentations will be held at 11 a.m. (beaver), 1 p.m. (peregrine falcon), and 3 p.m.(porcupine). These presentations offer visitors an up close look at live animals with discussion led by an experienced naturalist educator.

Other activities include a trail scavenger hunt where families may win great prizes, volunteer docents on the animal exhibit trail with live animals and props, and Dead River Company employees providing information about energy efficient heating and cooling systems. Radio station WSCY will be on site throughout the day. Also, the Howling Coyote Gift Shop will hold its annual New Hampshire Day sale of books, toys, apparel, and gifts.

New Hampshire Day is generously sponsored by Dead River Company and the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation. The NHEC Foundation will provide free admission on New Hampshire Day to all NHEC members. Members should mention that they are NHEC members at admissions.

"I think it's really important for us to give back to the communities where we live and work," stated Kim Weiland, Area Manager for Dead River Company. "The programs offered by Squam Lakes Natural Science Center help to both educate and enlighten the residents and visitors about our natural world. They teach us about ecology and the importance of preserving our wild spaces. Dead River Company is very proud to once again support New Hampshire Day,"

"The NHEC Foundation Board is happy to support New Hampshire Day again this year and we are excited to extend that support further by offering to cover the already low $3 admission fee for all NHEC members," said Audrey Goudie, Executive Director of the NHEC Foundation.

The animal exhibit trail is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the last trail admission at 3:30 p.m. on New Hampshire Day. The trails open for the season at regular admission rates on Thursday, May 1. For more information visit www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014 05:31

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Belknap Committee on Aging Meets May 9

GILFORD — May is Older American's Month. On May 9 at 10 a.m. Belknap County Area Committee on Aging will host speakers from organizations throughout Belknap County to discuss a variety of topics.

The Belknap County Area Committee on Aging meetings start at 10 a.m., the 2nd Friday of each month. The committee meets in the Wesley Woods Community Room off Rte. 11A, behind the First United Methodist Church in Gilford.

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Women’s Club to host dramatic portrayal of ground-breaking photojournalist at meeting on Monday


MOULTONBOROUGH — Margaret Bourke-White, a ground-breaking photojournalist from the 1930s-1950s, will come to life when actress Sally Matson appears at the Moultonborough Women's Club luncheon meeting on May 5, at the Lions Hall on Old Route 109 South.

Once again, club member Harriet Bicksler has been able to obtain a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to bring this free program, which is open to the public. Matson performed twice for Women's Club in 2012 as Susan B. Anthony and as Eleanor Roosevelt.

Matson has been acting and directing for 30 years. She is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Communication. She studied creative writing at the University of Virginia Extension and Manhattanville College. Matson performed in a Department of Defense show in the Pacific and was a writer and interviewer on CT cable television.

This time she will preform the living history of Margaret Bourke-White and has received the rights to display many of Bourke-White's photos, including the Louisville Flood and its victims, the 1941 Nazi attack on Moscow, the discovery of Buchenwald and Gandi with his spinning wheel. Matson is scheduled to perform at 12:45 following lunch.

For additional news articles and photos check out the club's website that President Trish Conley updates regularly at  moultonboroughwomensclub.org.

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Something Wonderful I Missed: A Broadway Tour Comes to Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Music and theater lovers are invited to enjoy a special Mother's Day Weekend treat as Not Your Mom's Musical Theater presents a concert on Sunday, May 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Plymouth.

Sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, the Not Your Mom's innovative concert, Something Wonderful I Missed: A Broadway Tour, mixes great songs from Broadway and off-Broadway musicals with the often hilarious history behind those songs. Four versatile, talented performers, playing a range of characters to live piano accompaniment (by the Arts Alliance's own program director Jamie Feinberg, founder of NYMMT), bring the audience their about-to-be favorite songs from shows they might have missed. The audience gets a glimpse of musical theater at its finest and simplest — actors onstage, telling a story through music.

The concert includes excerpts from shows including "110 in the Shade," "A Little Night Music," "Baby," "Big River," "Johnny Pye and the Fool-Killer," "Marilyn," "My Favorite Year," "La Cage Aux Folles," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Starting Here, Starting Now," "The Goodbye Girl," and "Woman of the Year."

In addition to NYMMT's founder, director and pianist Jamie Feinberg, the performers include Mario Arruda, who recently starred as Jonny in NYMMT's production of Zombie Prom, for which he received a Top 10 NH Theatre Award nomination; Ally Bergendahl, whose favorite roles have included both female leads in 1776 and her recent work in Zombie Prom, for which she received a Top Ten nomination from the NH Theatre Awards; actor and educator Jocelyn Duford, who starred in NYMMT's Weird Romance this past spring and was recognized by the Theatre Awards for her work there and in Zombie Prom; and Joey T. No stranger to New Hampshire's theater community, Joey T. has been recognized three times by the NH Theatre Awards, and most recently starred as Miss Strict in the NYMMT's production of Zombie Prom.

This musical event is recommended for ages 12 and up. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students/Arts Alliance Members. Visit the website at www.aannh.org for tickets, information, and special meal/show offerings. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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