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Correction: talk at Wicwas Grange is Tuesday

MEREDITH — An article that appeared in yesterday's edition listed an incorrect day for a talk at the Wicwas Grange in Meredith. Dr. Francis R. Gouin, professor at the University of Maryland, will speak about fertilizer on Tuesday, August 26, at 6 p.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:05

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Antique Appraisal Day & flea market on Aug. 30

LACONIA — Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting an "Antiques Appraisal Day" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 30. 

There will be three experts on hand to appraise items. A $5 fee per item will be charged and the proceeds will benefit the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society. During this event there will also be an opportunity to meet local authors, purchase books and have them signed.

Brendan Smith, author of "The Flatlander Chronicles", Carol Lee Anderson, author of "A History of the Belknap Mill", "The History of Gunstock" and "The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana" and Ron Guilmette, author and photographer of his newly released book, "Islands of Winnipesaukee" will also be present at the event. A flea market will be going on from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information call 366-5950. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:53

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Winni Playhouse holding auditions for 2 productions

MEREDITH — Winnipesaukee Playhouse will soon be holding auditions for two upcoming productions. Auditions will be taking place on Sunday, September 7  at 6 p.m. and Monday, September 8 at 7 p.m. for both Woody Allen's Don't Drink the Water and a staged radio play called Donovan's Brain by Curt Siodmak.

Written in 1966, Allen's comedy is set an unnamed European country behind the Iron Curtain. It's the mid-1960s and paranoia and Cold War antics run rampant! The American Ambassador has left the Embassy on business and places his incompetent son Axel Magee in charge. Immediately, the Embassy is thrust into a crisis as the Hollanders, an American family on vacation, come rushing into the Embassy on the run from the Communist Secret Police. Walter Hollander, the father, has accidentally wandered into a high security area and taken pictures, causing the communists to believe that the family are spies. Axel digs the hole deeper and the embassy is surrounded, leaving the Hollanders trapped. 

Don't Drink the Water has 16 roles for men and women of all ages. It will be directed by Charles Fray and Johanna Halperin. Performances will be November 13 through 16 and the play is rehearsing on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays. Auditioners need only attend one of the audition dates and the audition will consist of cold readings from the script.

Donovan's Brainwill be adapted and directed by Brett Billings. One of the most popular sci-fi thrillers of the World War II years, Donovan's Brain shares the harrowing story of Dr.Patrick Cory's vaulting ambition to conquer nature and experiment with a mechanical soul.

"Where does life begin and where does it end?" he writes in his casebook. "In the eyes of the world, Donovan is dead, but his brain lives on. Does that mean Donovan is still alive?" Much like Victor Frankenstein, Dr. Cory (originally played by Orson Wells) falls victim to his experiment and must contend with the deadly consequences as the brain's power grows more and more sinister. Adapted from the popular radio program, Suspense, this production will focus on radio theater as a unique style of story telling, and will appeal to those interested in World War II, science fiction, and unique theater experiences. 

Participants should expect an unusual rehearsal process filled with play. Following radio theater formulas lines do not need to be memorized and auditions will be cold readings in front of a microphone. This is an excellent introduction for newcomers to the community theater stage. No preparation is necessary. Rehearsals will be primarily Tuesdays and Thursdays. Show dates are Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25.

For more information, visit www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or call (603) 279-0333.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:50

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Meredith Village Savings Bank supports Sculpture Walk

MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) is pleased to support the Greater Meredith Program's (GMP) Sculpture Walk with a $5000 contribution that will help maintain and update the display. 

As part of its mission to continue to beautify the Meredith community, the Greater Meredith Program began the Sculpture Walk project in the Fall of 2012. What began with just two sculptures displayed in the Courtyard on Main Street was expanded this year to a sculpture walk containing twenty-four unique works scattered throughout the downtown Meredith community. The artists participating were jury selected. Their pieces will be on display for up to 18 months and then be replaced on a rotating basis. A map and guide for the Meredith Sculpture Walk can be found on the Greater Meredith Program's website, www.greatermeredithprogram.com, as well as at various locations along the walk.

"We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of interest and support from artists and the community," said Elizabeth Lapham, Executive Director of the Greater Meredith Program. "It brings us so much pride to see residents and visitors pausing to admire the beauty of each of these pieces set against the backdrop of our wonderful downtown Meredith."

The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a non-profit community economic development organization dedicated to enhancing economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. For more information about the GMP and the Meredith Sculpture Walk or volunteer opportunities visit www.greatermeredithprogram.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:39

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