Interlakes Summer Theatre staging ‘Sister Act’

MEREDITH — The Interlakes Summer Theatre will offer "Sister Act", the musical based on the film with Whoopi Goldberg from July 28-Aug 9th. The musical comedy will Feature Miki Abraham as Delores van Cartier and Nancy Barry as the Mother Superior. Also, Interlakes veteran Caitlin Thurnauer returns to play the naive Sister Mary Robert and Jamie Finkenthal will play the ever cheerful Sister Mary Patrick. Susan DeStefano from NYC will play the hilarious Sister Mary Lazarus.

The production, directed and choreographed by Brian Feehan, a long time Interlakes director who has previously directed Cabaret, Sound of Music, Hairspray, Buddy Holly Story, All Shook Up, MIss Saigon, 42nd Street, Singin in the Rain, and many others.

Performances are Tuesdays thru Saturdays at 7:30, with matinees at 2:00 on Wednesdays and Thursdays and Sundays at 5:00. For tickets and info call 1-888-245-6374 or visit

Popular Civil War talks to kick off August at Moultonborough Library

MOULTONBOROUGH — The lectures on the Civil War by Mike McKinley that were popular earlier in the summer at the Moultonborough Public Library are being repeated during the month of August in the evenings.

We begin on Monday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. with "The Three Days of Gettysburg," and continue on August 10 with "Andersonville: 26 Acres of Hell," concluding on August 17 with "A Misery Upon the Land: The Murder of Abraham Lincoln and the Final Days of the Civil War."
Summer Reading events continue during July. On Friday, July 24, there will be a superhero training session at 11 a.m. On Wednesday, July 29, the Interlakes Children's Theatre will be here for a special story time entitled "Seussical, Jr." at 2 p.m. On Tuesday, August 4, at 6 p.m., there will be a special storytime entitled "Heroes Don't Always Wear Capes," recognizing the excellent work done by our police and fire department, and on Wednesday, August 5, Reptiles on the Move will be here with a live animal presentation at 3 p.m. There will be a Rock Painting craft on Friday, August 7, at 10:30 a.m. Bring your own rock if you have a good one, or we will have some available.
The monthly Evening of Poetry will meet on Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. This month's featured reader will be Patricia Savage, followed by "open mike" time for audience members to share their creations. Patricia Savage is an educator, poet and musician. She runs a transition program for differently abled students @ Coe-Brown Academy.
On Wednesday, August 5, we welcome Bob Cottrell to talk about "White Mountain Art, History, & Nature: A Tour of the Notches," at 7 p.m. Did you know the White Mountains have attracted tourists and artists since the early 1800s? Come take an arm-chair tour of the White Mountain notches through 19th century paintings, photographs and postcards with Bob Cottrell and his program. This program will look at the history and nature behind the art, the geological formations that attracted the artists, waterfalls, flora and fauna, and the tools and techniques they used in their paintings, drawings, and prints, and the history they captured in their work such as farm and village life. Bob Cottrell is the curator of the Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library.
In upcoming technology classes, we have an Introduction to iPad and iPhone on Thursday, July 23, from 6:30 7:30 p.m., and again on Tuesday July 28 from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, July 30, from 6:30-7:30, and Tuesday, August 4, from 2-4 p.m. On Wednesday, July 29, there will be another "Device Open House" from 2-4 p.m. for those who would like to try our Kindle, iPad, and tablet. There will be another class on social media apps on Wednesday, August 5 from 2-4 p.m., and one of using your Kindle device to download free library books on Thursday, August 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Classes are taught by librarian Annemarie Welch.
Don Campbell of PC Handyman will also be teaching computer classes this summer. Hardware and Software: What to Buy meets on Mondays, August 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:30-11:30, and Facebook class meets on Wednesdays, August 12, 19, 26, and September 2, also from 10:30-11:30.
There is a Technology Users Group Mondays from 2-4 p.m. This is a drop-in group that discusses smartphones, iPhones, iPads, tablets, e-readers and other devices.

T-Bones/Cactus Jack’s manager is latest to sign up for Leadership class


Lori Haney of Canterbury, right, is the newest member to join the Leadership Lakes Region Class of 2016. She is a dining room manager for T-Bones/Cactus Jack's restaurants in Laconia. Haney was recommended for the class by her boss, Jay Bolduc, left. Bolduc, the restaurants' general manager, is a graduate of Leadership Lakes Region, Class of 2012. Anyone interested in joining Haney in the next class, which starts in October, is invited to go to the website, (Courtesy photo)

Book sale planned at Wentworth Public Library

SANDWICH — Friends of the Wentworth Public Library will host its annual Book Sale on Tuesday, August 4th, Wednesday, August 5th and Thursday, August 6th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. during Old Home Week in the Smith Building on the Fairgrounds behind the library.

This is a big sale with hard and softbound books in well-organized categories including children's books and games, classics & literature, novels, biographies, mysteries, politics, history, art, psychology, gardening , cooking, music and DVD films and more. All proceeds from the book sale go to the Samuel Wentworth Friends of Library to benefit new book acquisitions and programming.

The Friends are an all-volunteer non-profit organization which supports the small, historical library. Contact Peggy at with any questions including times of the sale or Elaine at 253-6319 to volunteer during the sale.