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Mini golf course to host 'Pirate and Princess party'

TILTON — A miniature golf course will hold a special children's event Aug. 9 and Aug. 10, with a portion of the proceeds going to a local special education school.

Pirate Cove Adventure Golf on Route 3 in Winnisquam will host what it is calling a "Swashbucking Pirate and Princess Party," starting at 2 p.m. both days.

A portion of the $25 ticket price will be donated to the Spaulding Youth Center Foundation. The foundation raises funds to support programs at the Spaulding Youth Center, which provides educational, residential, therapeutic and foster care programs and services for youths with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning and/or developmental challenges.

Event activities include a treasure hunt, pizza party, "balloon swords," and an opportunity for youngsters to have their picture taken with Pirate Cove personalities Capt. Jack, Elsa and Belle.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 603-286-4524.



Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:15

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George and the Dragon on PSU Stage on August 7

PLYMOUTH — The Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University hosts professional actors from Jean's Playhouse Children's 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 $7. A group rate of $5 per seat is available for groups of 15 or more.

The production for August 7 is George and the Dragon. A monstrous dragon is terrorizing the countryside! (Only he's not really a monster at all.) A brave child and a poetry-loving Knight strike up a special friendship. Now they must convince the townsfolk that they are in no danger.

One final performance remains for the children's theatre summer series – the August 14 production of Cinderella.

Jean's Playhouse's Children's Theatre Company 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.

Call (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 for tickets, or shop online at http://silver.plymouth.edu. Convenience fees apply to online orders. Summer box office hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and one hour before performances.

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Book & bake sale at Gilmanton Iron Works Library on Saturday

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Iron Works Library will hold a book and bake sale on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This historic library, located at 10 Elm St., will offer special books, videos, and DVDs, as well as a wide variety of baked goods, sweets, and other treats.

"Book and bake sales are the primary fund-raisers for our small library," explains Susannah Chance, president of the Gilmanton Iron Works Library Association. "We appreciate the support of the community, as the funds we raise help us maintain and operate the library each summer. We also hear that our patrons enjoy our homemade goodies and the great deals on books."

The Gilmanton Iron Works is open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-noon, and Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. A Children's Story Hour is held at the library on Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m.

A public library serving the community since 1916, the Gilmanton Iron Works Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A small group of volunteers maintains the building and the library's extensive collection of books and DVDs. For more information, visit the Library at 10 Elm St. in the Iron Works, or on-line at the Library's Facebook page.

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'Upcycling' program for children at Gilman Library

ALTON —The Gilman Library presents the program Fizz, Boom, Think! featuring Upcycling, the Human Footpring, Saving the Earth and playing with trash, held Thursday, August 7 at 3-4 p.m.

This interactive program asks and explores essential questions such as: How much trash do you throw away a year? What are ways to make trash into something new again? Do you know what upcycling is? Children will address these questions while having fun learning easy ways they can help keep the earth healthy. The Museum educator will lead participants in an upcycling adventure using vibrant images, books, science experiments and a take-home, open ended "make it new again!" activity.

This program is presented by the Children's Museum of New Hampshire and is designed for ages 4 –10, however children outside this age range are welcome to attend. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free.

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