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Program on Women Soldiers in the Civil War

SANBORNTON — David Decker and Douglas Decker will present "Women Soldiers in the Civil War" at the Lane Tavern on Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m.

The 1994 book They Fought Like Demons, which examined the issue of females in combat roles in the US Civil War, was a stimulus for further research on this matter.

The Sanbornton Historical Society is sponsoring the event free of charge to the public. Refreshments will be served after the program. For further information call 286-4526.

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Songs from the sailing days at Taylor Community on Monday

LACONIA — Sea Chanteys are fun songs but in the days of the tall-mast sailing ships they were the work songs by which the sailors labored in unison to hoist the sails, haul-up the anchor and pump the bilge. 

These tunes will come to life Monday, June 8 at 2 p.m. in the Taylor Home Atrium. The event is free and open to the public. Please call 524-5600 Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to ensure seating.

 The work of a sailor was grueling: icy cold in the Atlantic gales and sweaty in the tropic calms; but the chanteys (from the French verb "to sing") told tales of high adventure. These tales include harpooned whales that dragged them on a "Nantucket sleigh ride;" pirates they fought on the high seas; and women they wooed in ports around the globe. The Chantey Singers bring to life the folklore of the great days of sailing, including politics, economics, science and fun – all in one rousing package.

For more information, visit www.taylorcommunity.org, or call 366-1400.

 

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Gilford POPS fundraiser at Fratellos Sunday

GILFORD — Gilford POPS ( Parents of Performing Students) will be holding a Fundraiser at Fratellos Restaurant in Lakeport on on Sunday June 7th from 4-10 pm. 50% of your dining bill will be donated to POPS to benefit our scholarship fund. Just mention the POPS fundraiser to your server.

 

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The Little Church Theater presents The Salon

Holderness — The Little Church Theater presents The Salon, an evening of color, cut, laughter, and tears. The Salon examines the intimate relationship that often develops between stylist and client. Meet Mario at Mona Lisa Salon and his wacky clients who love and depend on him.  The play features a talented cast of local actors that include Dan Mitchell, Ursula Boutwell, Lisa Lovett, Colleen Eliason, Lisa Travis, Elizabeth Kendall and Ken Chapman. Performances will be held at The Little Church Theater on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, June 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. 

Writer and Director of The Salon, Dr. Jessica Hoffmann Davis lives in Holderness, N.H. The Little Church Theater has been the venue for two other hit plays written by Davis: "wRites of Reunion" (2010) co-written with Monique Devine and Houseguests (2013). Dr. Davis holds a doctorate in human development and psychology and a masters in teaching, learning, and curriculum environments from Harvard University. Davis' educational memoir, Ordinary Gifted Children: The Power and Promise of Individual Attention, was published by Teachers College Press in 2010.

This is the 12th season of summer performances at The Little Church Theater on the shores of Squam Lake in Holderness. Tickets for The Salon are $25 for the first four rows and $20 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at littlechurchtheater.com or by calling 603-968-2250 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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