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Rumplestiltskin to be staged at PSU on July 3

PLYMOUTH — The Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University hosts professional actors from Jean's Playhouse Children's Theatre in Lincoln throughout the summer, presenting their repertoire of children's stories adapted for the stage. Performances are 2 p.m. each Thursday.

The production for July 3 is Rumpelstiltskin. Locked away in a tower room, the lovely miller's daughter has been ordered by the King to turn straw into gold. Impossible? Not with the help of one strange little man with a very peculiar name. But the man has his own list of demands in exchange for his help.

Additional Thursday afternoon performances include The Princess and the Pea performed on July 10, Beauty and the Beast on July 17, Excalibur! scheduled for July 24, Rikki Tikki Tavi shown on July 31, George and the Dragon performed on August 7, and Cinderella on August 14.

Jean's Playhouse's Children's Theatre Company has been delighting audiences for more than 20 years, with original adaptations of fairytales and folktales produced and created for children of all ages. Shows are approximately 40 minutes long and appeal to adults, and children three years and older. Characters greet the audience in the Silver Center lobby after each show.

All seats (including babes in arms) are $7 and usually sell out early. A group rate of $5 per seat is available for groups of 15 or more. For more information (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or call (800) 779-3869 for tickets, or shop online at http://silver.plymouth.edu. Convenience fees apply to online orders.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:07

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Mayhew Program receives grant

BRISTOL — The Mayhew Program has received a $5,000 grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation to help support its residential summer programming and school year mentoring for 205 at-risk New Hampshire boys.

“We are pleased to continue our support for The Mayhew Program,” said Byron Champlin, program officer for Lincoln Financial Foundation. “The investment we make in these boys today will pay dividends by creating active, enterprising and productive citizens tomorrow. That is what Mayhew excels at.”

Mayhew provides tuition-free programming for boys, age 10 to 17, from economically and socially challenging circumstances. The grant, made possible with the support of the Lincoln Financial Foundation, will challenge and help at-risk New Hampshire boys to believe in themselves, work well with others, and find their best. “This investment in the boys has everyone humbled and inspired. We are so grateful to Lincoln Financial Foundation for standing so strongly behind the boys,” said Jim Nute, Executive Director.

Mayhew is a member agency of the Granite, Greater Seacoast, and Monadnock United Ways. For more information, visit www.mayhew.org or “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheMayhewProgram.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:03

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Tatting Class at Crafts Gallery on June 21

MEREDITH — Learn the oldest and the easiest form of Tatting from International winner Tatter and Designer Elaine O'Donal on Saturday, June 21 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery.

During this class students will learn the process of creating a beautiful needle tatted butterfly from beginning to end and you will also learn a bit about the origins and history of tatting. Come to this class and learn how to do a rare form of fiber art.
Learning to tat with the needle is much easier and faster to learn than the shuttle method. No prior experience is needed. Class will include everything you need to know to tat with the needle, from start to finish. Including how to follow patterns and finish pieces.
Tuition is $25 per student, and there is an additional $10 materials fee for the kit that is to be paid to the instructor the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. If you would like to register for this class please call the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the store on 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:01

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Imaginarium offers creative setting for young learners

MOULTONBOROUGH —  The Imaginarium, which recently opened at Harbor Square, 60 Whittier Highway here, has programs that merge  children, families and community together through mindful play. It offers a variety of opportunities that engage children through creativity including an art room for endless creations, music and movement studio for parent/child classes and gross motor area for all ages. There is a fifteen foot sensory wall for discovering and manipulating, including an object permanence and critical
thinking activities. The 'tiny town' room ignites a child's imagination and fosters social development and invites families to partake in dramatic play. The 'tiny town' is equipped with a barn area, park, one room school house, house, post office and bakery/bistro.

The Imaginarium offers a variety of programs to bring the community together. The Kinder Choir is a program that teaches
children not only to sing but to share their gift of voice to the community. Children commit to 'Carol for Quarters' in
return for a song and donate their earnings to the WLNH  Children's Auction during the holiday season. The Imaginarium has a wide variety of birthday packages available as well.
Yoga programming offered in the fall include Bedtime yoga for families. Families come to class in their pajamas, stretch, and learn calming techniques and end with a bedtime story. >
Private and group music lessons are offered at The Imaginarium as well as parent/child music classes.
The Imaginarium will be licensed to offer a small group, part time preschool program this fall.
The Imaginarium is opened for set drop in public play hours  Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9-Noon.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 09:58

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