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Lakes Region Tea Party to host meeting on May 20

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Tea Party will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 20 at the Moultonborough Life Safety Building, behind the Library, at 7p.m. 

The group will be hearing from Keith Carlsen on the Health Care ComAct, regarding Obamacare overhaul and will be learning how to become prepared for impending emergencies. The series of the Constitution by video with Rick Green will also continue.

All are welcome to join and be involved in the political process. To learn more about the Lakes Region Tea Party visit www.lakesregionteaparty.net. For more information, contact Hal or Peggy Graham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 10:06

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Canterbury Shaker Village opens May 16

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark and museum, will open to visitors on Saturday, May 16 and will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 24, 2015 for guided and self-guided tours.

For the first time, all four floors of the 1793 Dwelling House will be open for self-guided tours. Ten new galleries throughout this historic building feature exhibits about the Shakers' 200-year legacy of simple living, innovative design and communal living.

Canterbury Shaker Village members are invited to celebrate the start of the new season on Tuesday, May 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at a Spring Members' Reception. Members will have a chance to tour the new galleries, exhibits and reading room in the historic Dwelling House. The Spring Reception is also an opportunity to learn more about the new agricultural partnership between Canterbury Shaker Village and the Concord Food Co-op and sample food from the Co-op's Celery Stick Café. Pre-registration is required.

Daily admission to Canterbury Shaker Village is $17 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-17. Members and children 5 and under are free. For more information or to become a member, visit www.shakers.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 06:40

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Plymouth Democrats to discuss Common Core

PLYMOUTH — On Wednesday, May 20 there will be a panel discussion on the Common Core State Standards for education at the Plymouth Area Democrats' monthly meeting at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center.

Panelists Suzan Gannett and Kathy Boyle will address questions about Common Core, including:

"What led to the adoption of the Common Core State Standards?"
"How are the Common Core State Standards related to State Testing?"
"What are the expectations for students in English Language Arts and in Mathematics?"

Suzan Gannett is an experienced educator who has taught at many grade levels from early elementary school to college level. She has served as a building principal and a district administrator in the Winnisquam Regional School District. Recently retired, she is now an educational consultant. Mrs. Gannett is also the President of and a contributing artisan for Artistic Roots in Plymouth.

Kathy Boyle started teaching middle school English in the early 1970s in Stratham, NH and Baltimore, Maryland. After a short break to have children, she returned to teaching at Plymouth Elementary School. She then worked as an assistant principal in Plymouth for several years. She served as Assistant Superintendent for SAU#48 until her retirement two years ago. She has taught at the college level and been an educational consultant for curriculum at the elementary and high school level.

All are welcome to attend the meeting, which will start at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour and potluck dinner. The Common Core panel will take place following a brief business meeting at 6:30. For more information, call Val Scarborough at 254-6026.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 09:56

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Advice to the Players to run Shakespeare summer camp in Sandwich

SANDWICH — Advice To The Players has now opened registration for the 2015 season of their popular drama summer camps. The day camps offer a wide range of ages the opportunity to participate in theater and improv games and develop performance skills, while enjoying the outdoors.

‪Advice To The Players has been providing Sandwich area children and teens with an opportunity to experience theater, Shakespeare, and the great outdoors for over ten years. This year's camps bring a talented troupe of performers and teachers to the region to direct the programs. Whether it's one of the Shakesperience camp programs or the Young Players Practicum, there is something for everyone.

‪The youngest camp participants will be taught by experienced elementary and Waldorf teacher Jennifer Kampsnider. She will combine active play with stories, poetry, games, and more to expose children ages five to seven to theater. Her decades of experience as an elementary teacher make her more than prepared to bring theater to a young audience.

‪Older kids will be taken on an exciting journey through the world of Shakespeare by Pam Schnatterly, an experienced actress and theater educator. She will use the Shakespeare play Twelfth Night to teach eight to twelve year old campers about theater, improvisation, and how to bring characters to life. She has been a drama teacher, director, and choreographer in the Boston area, as well as an active actress in the New York and New England theater scene - including many past Advice To The Players and Barnstormer shows.

‪For twelve to fifteen year olds interested in a hands-on, dynamic two weeks of camp, Conor Moroney is ready to wow them! He is a Shakespeare and Company trained Teaching Artist who will be showing campers everything from improv and clowning, to exploring Shakespeare's text - with some stage combat thrown in for good measure. He has been a teaching artist for over four years, in addition to acting as Director of Shakespeare and Company's Fall Festival of Shakespeare, based in Lenox, MA.

‪For young actors looking to gain experience in a professional production, the Young Players Practicum is a four-week program for actors age thirteen and up that will provide individualized, intensive actor training, culminating in participation in the Advice To The Players main stage production of Twelfth Night. The practicum includes monologue and scene study, stage voice development, text tools for examining Shakespeare's verse, stage combat, and clown and period dance movement. The practicum is taught by Candace Clift, a Teaching Artist and longtime member of Advice To The Players.

‪All of the Advice To The Players day camps take place from July 13 - 24, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. The Young Players Practicum is a four-week program with limited enrollment. For information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Becca at 986-6253. Sign-up sheets for registration in any camp session are at the website www.AdviceToThePlayers.org

Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 09:53

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