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Workshops at chi-lin to benefit children in India

MEREDITH — The chi-lin gallery in Meredith is offering a series of popular Quick Books workshops and is donating all of the proceeds to an organization that helps impoverished children in India.

The workshops, in which participants make a small book using either leaf and fabric collage or handmade Thai techniques, cost $50  and are being held Nov. 9, 13, 16 and 23. The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on each day, participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit Help-Kids-India. Call 279-8663 for more information or to reserve a spot in one of the workshops.

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Senior Moment-um Dinner and Show Night, November 14

GILFORD —  Gilford Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the GHS Interact Club and GHS Performing Arts, is sponsoring a Dinner and Show evening for participants of the Senior Moment-um Program.

This activity is scheduled for Thursday, November 14. Participants will meet in the Gilford High School Lobby at 5 p.m. to enjoy a chicken and broccoli alfredo dinner put on courtesy of the High School Interact Club. Following dinner participants  will head into the Auditorium to watch the High School's performance of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum".

There is no fee for this program, but space is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come basis. Participants must RSVP no later 12 noon on Friday, November 8.

For more information or to RSVP call the Parks and Recreation Office at 527-4722.

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Priscilla Burlingham will be featured reader at Moultonborough Poetry Night

MOULTONBOROUGH — Poet and artist Priscilla Burlingham will be the featured reader at the Moultonborough Library Poetry Night on Tuesday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. An Open Mic will follow the featured reader.

Burlingham works on her poetry and painting all the time at her studio on Lees Pond in Moultonborough. She has seven creative projects going all at once—but when a poem comes, everything slides. Mention a poetry rule and she will try to break it, preferring to work "outside the box" in every artistic medium. Since the 1970s she has pursued applied physics each January at M.I.T., with a special affinity for poetry and outer space.

The founder of the Poetry Night, she has gathered poets, poet laureates, artists and musicians to read and perform at the Moultonborough Public Library on the first Tuesday of every month. Her animal drawings and paintings have been featured in a one-woman show at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and at the Libby Museum in New Hampshire. From her first book, A Finer Reach, she has read her poetry all over New England. She also rescues animals and grows plants from seed, which adds to the number of children she cannot leave. Her second book will examine the communication of animals, how they effectively resolve conflicts.

All are welcome to participate and to listen. Bring some words or a song and share it in the Open Mic portion. The Moultonborough Library is located at the junction of Routes 25 and 109 north, at the blinking light.

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Nov. 16 Concert Features New Shaker Music CD

CONCORD — In celebration of his 40th year of research and recording, composer and Shaker music scholar, Roger Lee Hall, has produced a new CD with over two dozen beautiful Shaker songs and hymns from the 19th and 20th centuries.

A concert celebrating the release of the CD will be performed at the Concord Community Music School in Concord, NH on Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m. The Canterbury Singers, the New Hampshire based ensemble featured on the CD, will perform original Shaker tunes as well as more recent arrangements for solo voices and instruments. Tickets are $15. Seniors and ages 12 and under, $10. Call 783-4632 for more information.

This CD titled, Celestial Praises - A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals, is the fourth in the Shaker Music Series as part of the American Music Recordings Collection.

It contains 25 premiere recordings and focuses on Shaker music from New York State and New England, especially New Hampshire and Maine. Most of the music features arrangements by two composers. There are 15 Shaker songs and hymns arranged by Conrad Held (1894-1955) and recorded for the first time. The music is performed by various soloists and instrumentalists.

Also, there are 10 arrangements and compositions by Roger Lee Hall (b. 1942), including a set of piano variations on a Shaker marching tune and two Shaker prayer hymns based on poems by a Shaker sister from Maine. Also, Mr. Hall's arrangement of the last known Shaker song, "My Shaker Home," composed at Canterbury Shaker Village in 1959, which Mr. Hall discovered in 2009. The CD features music from Canterbury and Enfield, New Hampshire; Alfred and New Gloucester, Maine; Harvard and Hancock, Massachusetts, and several other Shaker communities. The music on the CD is performed by soloists, including several talented young musicians, and The Canterbury Singers, all under the musical direction of Kathryn Southworth.

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