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One-woman show about Mary Todd Lincoln to be held July 21 in Alton

ALTON — A one-woman show about Mary Todd Lincoln will be presented on Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in the Gilman Library.

Historian Sally Mummy will portray the historic first lady in the program titled :Mary Todd Lincoln: Wife and Widow." Mummy's performance is being underwriten by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Additional local support is provided by The Alton Historical Society.

This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Mummy portrays Mary Todd Lincoln as she muses on her life from her dreams as a girl to her first years as first lady during the Civil War. Mrs. Lincoln shares stories of her life with President Lincoln and the events of that evening in Ford's Theatre when the assassin's bullet not only changed the course of the nation, but destroyed her life as well.

From the opulence of the White House to the dregs of obscurity, Mrs. Lincoln lived out her life struggling with affliction and tragedy. With wit and heartbreak, seasoned with abiding love for her husband and her children, Mrs. Lincoln reveals the passionate humanity of a misunderstood woman.

For more information, contact Holly Brown, 875-2550, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Barnstead Open Farm Day set for July 25

BARNSTEAD — The fourth annual Barnstead Open Farm Day will be held on Saturday, July 25.

This self-guided tour will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free maps will be available at participating farms.

This year, 10 farms are participating. Various animals will be on view, including chickens, cows, pigs, rabbits and miniature horses. Participating farms will also have all kinds of products and produce for sale. Farms will be conducting tours of their operations and some will be offering demonstrations of various products. There will be something here for everyone.

Admission is free and open to the public.

More information can be obtained by contacting Robin Donovan (603) 269-5591 or Don Walker (603) 435-0277. Find the Barnstead Farmers and Gardeners Network on Facebook.


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Best-selling author Barbara Delinsky to sign new book at Bayswater July 18

CENTER HARBOR — Bayswater Bookstore will host best-selling author, Barbara Delinsky, on Saturday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as she signs her recently released book, "Blueprints."

Delinsky has written more than 21 best-selling novels, including "Sweet Salt Air" (2013), "Escape" (2011), and "Not My Daughter" (2010). With more than 30 million copies in print, her books have been published in 20 languages worldwide.

Delinsky's fiction centers upon everyday families facing no-so-everyday challenges. She is particularly drawn to exploring themes of motherhood, marriage, sibling rivalry, and friendship in her novels.

"Blueprints" tells the story of Caroline and Jamie, mother and daughter. Who am I, both women ask, as the blueprints they've built their lives around suddenly need revising. While loyalties shift, decisions hover and new relationships tempt, their challenge comes not only in remaking themselves, but in rebuilding their relationship with each other.

The themes found in Blueprints have many connections to every-day challenges in real life, says Delinsky, such as the folly of making rigid life plans. "Too often I've seen instances where we have an idea of what we want to be, where we want to go, and with whom – before life steps in the way, throws something at us that is beyond our control, and changes everything," she said.

Those unable to make the Saturday, July 18, event can special-order signed copies of the book by calling 253-8858.

Information about other coming author events at Bayswater Books is available on Bayswater's

Facebook page and at www.bayswaterbooks.com.

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Moultonborough Lions Club to hold 11th Annual Ed Selleck Golf Classic

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Lions Club invites all golfers to participate in the 11th Annual "Ed Selleck Classic" Golf Tournament to be held at Ridgewood Country Club on Route 109 in Moultonborough. This four-person team scramble event will begin with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20 with an entry fee of $100 per person. All proceeds will go to support the community projects and activities organized and/or supported by the Moultonborough Lions Club.

This annual tournament is named in memory of former Lions Club member Ed Selleck, who dedicated countless hours of service to improve the lives of individuals in Moultonborough and surrounding communities. Ed truly loved the game of golf and greatly enjoyed the rolling hills and beautiful scenic views of area golf courses. The putting contest has been named the "Les Smith Memorial Putting Contest" in memory of Moultonborough resident Les Smith who loved playing at Ridgewood CC. Les played annually in the "Ed Selleck Classic" and regularly sponsored a tee for the tournament. The Bud Eisenberg Family is sponsoring the putting contest.

The entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, prizes, a $10 Ridgewood CC Pro Shop gift certificate, coffee and muffins in the morning, and a BBQ lunch. Contests will include closest to the pins, longest and straightest drives, longest putt, putting and driving range (hit the floating raft). Features will include casino holes, mulligans, and Zinger Box. In addition, the Irwin Automotive Zone is sponsoring a Hole-in-One Contest with the first hole-in-one winning a new Ford vehicle for a 2-year lease.

New to our tournament this year, a random draw will allow one tournament entrant an opportunity to sink one 25' putt. The prize for making the putt is a Ridgewood CC membership for the remainder of the 2015 season.

Meredith Village Savings Bank, The Joseph M. Pasena Maroun Family Foundation, Conneston Construction Inc., and The Ed Selleck Family have generously agreed to be major tournament sponsors. Other area businesses and community members are being asked to sponsor a tea or green for a tax-deductible donation of $100. As of Monday, July 6, the following tee and green sponsors have pledged $100 or more: Ambrose Bros., Inc., Amerigas Propane, Café Services, CMK Architects, Cross Insurance Agency, CruCon Cruise Outlet, daSilva Motorsports, Edward Jones Financial, Electrical Installations, Inc., E.M. Heath, Inc., Jim Huston Mason, Lacewood Group, Inc., Kate & Mike Lancor, Lamprey Septic Service, Meadow Pond Animal Hospital, Melcher & Prescott, Moultonboro Paint, Wallpaper & Flooring, The Old Country Store, Ossipee Mountain Electronics, Overhead Door Options, Bob & Betty Purdy, Preferred Vacation Rentals, Ed Selleck Family, Sally Sibulkin, Skelley's Market, Stephens Landscaping, Thomas & Son Artesian Well Co., Trexler's Marina, and Viking Tire & Alignment.

Individual or team entry forms can be picked up at Ridgewood Country Club. Entry forms and tee or green sponsor forms can also be obtained by calling Kate or Mike Lancor at 476-8409 or 204-8409.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 July 2015 08:56

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