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080713Get Booked Series features William Martin, Martina Kirsch (198)

GILFORD — On Thursday, August 8, the Gilford Public Library will host New York Times bestselling author William Martin for a presentation entitled, "Lincoln and Liberty Too".

This presentation will examine President Lincoln, and take a journey into the past to meet him, the people he know and the city he lived in as President. The author of nine books, including The Lincoln Letter and the Peter Fallon series, William Martin has "tracked national treasures across the landscape of the American imagination, chronicled the lives of the great and the anonymous in American history, and brought to life legendary American locations, from "Cape Cod" to "Annapolis" to the "City of Dreams."

Martin will be at the Gilford Library as part of the library's Get Booked series of author visits. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is both free and open to the public.

The series continues on Tuesday, August 13 as author Marina Kirsch presents and discusses her book, "Flight of Remembrance: A World War II Memoir of Love and Survival". Flight of Remembrance follows the journey of Kirsch's father, who was drafted into the Luftwaffe in 1941. This special presentation will also begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free.


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080910 Puppet Show at Gilmanton Old Home Day (145w/2 col puppet)

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Old Home Day Association is pleased to present Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals at Gilmanton Old Home Day on Saturday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Lindsay brings a huge collection of lovingly handcrafted, life sized hand puppets and marionettes to child and family audiences across New

England. Filled with silly humor, crowd participation, and unique, memorable characters, this series of charming, positive short stories will delight the young and the young at hear.

The show is an hour long.


Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals. (Courtesy photo)


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080713 Kipling's Just So Stories on Silver Center Stage (166)

PLYMOUTH — The Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University hosts professional actors from the Papermill Theatre in Lincoln throughout the summer, presenting their repertoire of children's stories adapted for the stage.

Performances are 2 p.m. each Thursday. All seats (including babes in arms) are $6 and the shows usually sell out early.

The production for August 8 is Just So Stories. How did the Camel get his hump? How did the leopard get his spots? How was the alphabet made? Discover the answers to these questions and may more as Rudyard Kipling's stories come to life.

The final performance for the season will be:

August 15 Hansel and Gretel

The North Country Center for the Arts Children's Theatre has been delighting audiences for more than 20 years, with original adaptations of fairytales and folktales produced and created for children of all ages. Shows are approximately 40 minutes long and appeal to adults, and children three years and older. Characters greet the audience in the Silver Center lobby after each show.


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080913 Alton Firemens' Association Chicken BBQ (43)

ALTON — The Alton Firemen's Association will hold its annual Chicken BBQ at the Alton Central Fire Station on Saturday, August 10 between 4-7 p.m.

Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Proceeds will raise money for purchase of rescue equipment for the Fire Department.


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