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ASHLAND — Maggie Stier will present a free illustrated program "The Old Man of The Mountain: Substance and Symbol", at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, at the Ashland Railroad Station Museum. The story of the Old Man reflects the story of New Hampshire, in history, the arts, literature, philosophy and public policy.

The iconic landmark has sparked imaginations, attracted intense personal commitments, and symbolized changing public sentiment. Threats to the Old Man led to its protection in the Franconia Notch State Park and the redesign of the Interstate highway through the Notch as the present parkway. The talk will conclude will the fall of the Old Man in 2003 and the ongoing efforts to memorialize the much lamented rock formation.

Audience members are invited to bring souvenirs and memorabilia of the Old Man for display before and after the program and to share their memories of him. This free program is largely funded by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society. Refreshments will be served.

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LACONIA — Comedy legend Robbie Printz will be appearing on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight room in Laconia. Also appearing will be Carolyn Plummer, who is one of the top acts in Boston and beyond.

Printz is a regular in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, on cruise ships and has been seen on Comedy Central and the Letterman Show. He is one of the region's most sought after comedians having performed at the top clubs around the country as well as being a favorite at college venues. Printz is a previous winner of the Boston Comedy Festival, and was named the Improper Bostonian's Best Comedian. He has appeared on Comedy Central, NBC, MTV, and A&E's Evening at the Improv.

Plummer plays the top rooms throughout New England and travels the country performing at clubs, colleges, and corporate events.

"We weren't sure how the summer comedy shows would be received," said Dick Mitchell, owner of Pitman's. "In June we went head to head against a Bruins' playoff game and were down a little which is to be expected given the popularity of the Bruins. However, the numbers were back up again last month. We wanted to close out the summer with a really great show and having Robbie Printz and Carolyn Plummer as the main performers will do that."

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance by contacting Pitman's at (603) 527-0043 or (603) 494-3334 or tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Pittman's is a BYOB venue and it is air conditioned.




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MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Historical Society is sponsoring a mystery dinner evening on Saturday, August 17 at starting at 6:30 p.m. at Magic Foods Catering in Moultonborough.

The evening will include great food, prizes, a fun mystery theater, Speakeasy Blues and a Get a Clue production. Dinner choices are herbed chicken, baked haddock or spinach and cheese ravioli with salad and dessert.

The cost for the night is $45 per person. Cash bar available. For tickets and to specify meal, call Tracey at 603-253-9343 or Fran at 253-6250 or go to www.moultonboroughhistory.org/ticket.

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SANDWICH — The Friends of Mead Base and the Saco Ranger District will be conducting a hands-on intensive class about sustainable harvesting techniques and basic preparation of local medicinal plants on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program will be held at the Mead Base Camp located at the foot of trails leading to the summit of Mount Israel in Sandwich.
Invasive plants, at-risk species, abundant plants, and lone individual species all require a unique approach in harvesting for their medicinal benefits with the goal of sustainability. At this class, students will have the opportunity to practice identification skills, and get their hands in the earth during a guided harvest of many wild growing species.
Later in the day, participants will return to base camp and proceed to create tea, tincture, syrup and wound powder with the collected harvest.
The class fee is $25 per person. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 284-7097.


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