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080713 Genealogy Workshop and Training Session in Wolfeboro (214)

WOLFEBORO — The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group will present another Genealogy Workshop and Training Session at the Wolfeboro Public Library on Thursday, August 8. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to all.

Attendees are encouraged to bring laptop computers, a pedigree chart or any vital information they may have for their ancestors going back at least three to four generations. The workshop will include training in using Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, Family Search/Family Tree and as many other search sites as time permits.

Family Search International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use Family Search records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history.

Family Search is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access Family Search services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as here in Wolfeboro, Concord, Lebanon and Randolph, New Hampshire.

Deborah Shagoury, Dee Ide and Virginia Burke began the Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group in 2011. Currently the group presents free workshops at the Wolfeboro Public Library on a monthly basis.

For more information call Cindy Scott at the Wolfeboro Public Library at 569-2428.


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080813 Jimmy Keys at Franklin Opera House Friday Night (280)

FRANKLIN — Jimmy Keys, internationally known pianist and comedian,  will perform at the Franklin Opera House on Friday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Jimmy Keys was born in Kent, England and as a young child he studied classical piano. At the age of twelve Jimmy started playing in school bands. He soon graduated to the local music scene, working in clubs and pubs with numerous pop, soul and rock groups, singing and playing keyboards.
Later, he "went professional" and headed off to Germany with a local group, to seek fame and fortune following after dozens of other post-Beatle bands! In the early 70's he went on to work with many top artists including Ben E. King, Eddie Floyd and Percy Sledge. Later, with his own band, he worked extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East.
In 1981 he decided to return to his first love, the piano, and become a solo entertainer. Since then he has developed a very unique and highly entertaining comedy and musical act. He's a cross between Elton John (in that he sings and plays the piano) and Robin Williams (in that his comedy is off-the-wall). His show is packed with comedy, impressions and favorite Broadway songs, wrapped around some of the most exciting piano playing and audience participation that you will ever witness.
Good seats are never a problem at the historic Franklin Opera House, an intimate, 300 seat theater located in downtown Franklin, in the City Hall building. There are no obstructed view seats in either the orchestra section or in the balcony, and ample free parking all around. Tickets for Jimmy Keys are now on sale at www.franklinoperahouse.org, byvisiting the box office Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or by calling 934-1901. Reserved tickets are priced at $20 each.

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080613 Workshop on Growing Your Own Seeds at Sanborn MIlls Farm (190)

LOUDON —Are you interested in growing seeds or breeding your own vegetables? Come learn about the challenges associated with growing seeds on Wednesday, August 7 at Sanborn Mills Farm, 7154 Sanborn Mills, in Loudon from 6 to 8 p.m.

Learn what steps you can take to become more than just a seed saver, from pollination and plant breeding to wet and dry seed extraction techniques. We will cover the basics of hand pollination, necessary isolation distances, plant roguing, seed harvesting and processing techniques, as well as proper seed storage.

Kelly McAdam, Belknap County UNHCE Food & Agriculture and Olivia Saunders, UNHCE Carroll County, will discuss seed crops that are easily grown in New Hampshire, and those that are not, and how to test your crops germination rate. This is a joint presentation with Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH).

The cost of this workshop is $5, and the workshop will be followed by an optional potluck picnic at 8 p.m. Bring your own blanket, flatware and silverware, and a dish to share.

For more information, contact Olivia Saunders, UNHCE Carroll County at 447-3834 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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080613 Sanbornton Church Film Series features Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (185)

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church – UCC, in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library, is sponsoring a Film Series held on the first Wednesday of every month at the library. Show time will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second floor of the library.

The seventh film, to be shown on August 7, will be "Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet" ( 2002-120 minute documentary).

This is the story of a seventh century prophet who changed world history in 23 years, and continues to shape the lives of more than 1.2 billion people. The film creates a detailed and intimate portrait of Muhammad, the man and the prophet.

It takes viewers not only to ancient Middle Eastern sites where Muhammad's story unfolded, but into the homes, mosques and workplaces of some of America's seven million Muslims to discover the many ways in which they follow Muhammad's example.

The enlightening documentary is a well-researched reminder that Islam is about peace, love and the acceptance of other people's beliefs - the same tenets as those in Christianity and Judaism.

For further information call 286-3018 or visit the web site at uccsanbornton.org. Or call the Sanbornton Public Library at 286-8288


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