Salem Community Patriot | October 14, 2011 - 7
October 15-16: 30 Years – Seams Like Yesterday, Rochester, NH. More than 175 quilts will be on display at Rochester Community Center, plus merchant mall, silent auction, quilt raffle, guild boutique, penny sale, and more. (603) 269-3032; cochecoquilters.org
. October 16: Fitz John Porter Lecture Series, Portsmouth, NH. Professor J. William Harris, UNH, author of Deep Souths and The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah will speak on “Abraham Lincoln and His Generals.” This lecture is part of the Fitz John Porter: Civil War Hero or Villain project created by Strawbery Banke Museum and funded in part by a Humanities Council grant. The lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested. 2 p.m. Strawbery Banke. (603) 422- 7501; www.strawberybanke.org/fjp.html
. October 16: Chowder Race, Marblehead, MA. A big race for tin boats: Marblehead Model Yacht Club hosts a day of competitions among scale- reproduction yachts. (781) 631-6727; mmycboat. com.
October 16: Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair, Northampton, MA. One of the best vintage wares shows in the Northeast. Find rare books, maps, autographs, prints, posters, playbills, and more, all at Smith Vocational School. (603) 509- 2639; flamingoeventz.com
. October 18: Lively Boys! Lively Boys! Plaistow, NH. The Origins of Bad Boy Books Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn represent the best of the “bad boy” genre in American literature. But the theory of The Human Boy″that started it all was the brainchild of two Portsmouth authors. It all began with ”plaguey Ike Partington” (1850s) by B.P. Shillaber and A Story of a Bad Boy (1869) by Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Boys are born to be bad, the theory goes, and must fight and fail their way to manhood. J. Dennis Robinson tracks the origins of the genre that gave us Dennis the Menace and Bart Simpson. Hosted by the Plaistow Historical Society. 7 p.m. Plaistow Library, 85 Main Street. (603) 300-0081. October 19: Mental Health Awareness Seminar, Lowell, MA. “What To Do If Someone You Care For Has Severe Mental Illness: Practical Answers” will be the focus of a seminar that will be held at Middlesex Community College (MCC) campus in Lowell. MCC is co-sponsoring this seminar with Keep Sound Minds (KSM), a New Hampshire based non-profit organization dedicated to increasing society’s understanding and management of mental health issues through training and advocacy at the regional and statewide level. Practical answers will be provided for students, families and professionals on how to recognize when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis, how to get help and how to provide support for them. Attendees will also learn about the resources available to assist mentally ill individuals and their families. Free. 7-9 p.m. Lowell Federal Building, 50 Kearney Square. (978) 662-9902; www. keepsoundminds.org
. October 21-23: OgunquitFest, Ogunquit, ME. Come to the Maine coast for this annual town- wide fall tradition. Events include pumpkin decorating, costume parade, craft bazaar, high- heel race, ghost tours, wagon rides, and scarecrow contest. (207) 646-2939; visitogunquit.org
. October 22: Nashua Emblem Club 170 Annual Craft Fair & Bazaar, Nashua, NH. Bring the entire family and enjoy some excellent food and friendship, followed by an Old Fashion Spaghetti Supper (fee for supper). All proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund. Fair - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Supper – 4 to 7 p.m. Nashua Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Highway South. October 22: Dissent Among the Puritans, Bethlehem, NH. The year is 1637. Ann Vassall, wife of William Vassall of Essex, England, one of the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Company, welcomes you to your new home in the bay. Her words of advice and narration of events going on in town might make you wish you had stayed in England or look toward New Hampshire or Connecticut as a place of settlement. The living history portion of the program is followed by a colorful PowerPoint presentation, chronicling the dissent among fellow puritans after they reached Massachusetts, focusing on the anger directed at William Vassall, Ann’s husband, who was despised by minister and magistrate alike for his liberal ideas about civil liberty and religion. Linda Palmer portrays Ann Vassall in this living history program. 1 p.m. Bethlehem Library, 2155 Main Street. (603) 882-4861. October 22: Of Musick & Astronomy: The Life & Times of Sir William Herschel, Unity Center, NH. William Herschel was a musician, composer and organist, linguist, mathematician, physicist and astronomer during the 18th Century’s Great Enlightenment. He discovered the planet Uranus and infrared radiation, and, with his sister Caroline, built the world’s largest telescope. He gave Caroline full and public credit for her work in a time when recognition for female scientists was rare. Harpsichordist, astronomer, and historical re- enactor R.P. Hale plays Herschel in this multimedia living history program, featuring his life in astronomy and his “musick” on the harpsichord. Hosted by the Unity Historical Society. 6:30 p.m. Unity Town Hall, 2nd NH Turnpike. (603) 542-2526 October 22: Annual Pumpkin
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Festival, Keene, NH. The signature tower on Central Square is still the centerpiece of Keene’s Pumpkin Festival. The street will be lined with pumpkins and pumpkin spectators, for the smoothest strolling and best viewing ever, unfettered by vendor booths and queues. Families and seniors are very welcome and handicap parking in excellent locations makes access easy. Live musical entertainment will add to the atmosphere on stage near the city square and at other selected locations but the sights will carry the day! Noon-8:30 p.m. (precisely!). Free, however, your donation in advance of any amount will go a long way in keeping this event alive for your children and your children’s children. Downtown Keene. pumpkinfestival2011.org
. October 22: Essex Clamfest, Essex, MA. Head over to memorial Park to celebrate the slimy bivalve that makes Cape Ann so tasty. Don’t miss the chowder cook-off plus arts and crafts and children’s rides and games. (978) 283-1601; capeannvacations.com
. October 26: Silver Lake Summers: An E.E. Cummings Revue, Dover, NH. Pontine Theatre’s original presentation explores the life and work of American poet and painter, Edward Estlin Cummings, a lifelong summer resident of Silver Lake. The largest collection of Cummings’ papers is housed at Harvard University and contains letters, diaries, manuscripts, notebooks, and sketchbooks. These materials, along with his published works, form the basis for Silver Lake Summers. Visual motifs are taken from Cummings’ paintings and the environment at Silver Lake. The structure and tone of the presentation reflect the same inventive and experimental atmosphere of early 20th century literature and art that influenced Cummings himself. Co-hosted by the Wadleigh House. 1 p.m. Wentworth Home, 795 Central Avenue. (603) 743-4103. October 28: Charlie the Butler’s Ghost Party, Cranston, RI. Halloween festivities at the historic Sprague Mansion, including ghost tours and a performance by mind reader Rory Rave. (401) 944-9226; cranstonhistoricalsociety.org
. October 29: Ammonoosuc Valley Railway Association Fall Model Railroad Show, Bethlehem, NH. As usual, this year’s show will feature a number of operating modular railroad layouts. The lineup will include the AVRA 16 foot by 20 foot HO modular railroad (first modular layout in New England), and the Lebanon Model Railroad Club’s spectacular “N” scale Crawford Notch operating display. Besides the various operating layouts, the show will include several dozen dealers with a broad selection of model railroad locomotives, cars, and accessories for sale, as well as books, photographs and miscellaneous railroad memorabilia. Admission fee. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Profile School, Profile Road (Route 18). (603) 747-3492 or (603) 989-5543. October 29: Runaway Wives: When Colonial Marriages Failed, Marlow, NH. When 18th century wives tired of the marriage contract, they could run, but they could not hide. Husbands chased them down via newspaper ads, effectively removing their sources of credit and income. In the war between the sexes, one reads of surprisingly enduring economic and social barriers to runaway wives. Presented by Marcia Schmidt Blaine, PSU, and hosted by the Marlow Historical Society. 6 p.m. Jones Hall, 12 Church Street. (603) 446-7421. October 31: Beacon Hill with a BOO!, Boston, MA. Tales of ghosts, murderers, mystery, and mayhem: a Halloween
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tour that proves there’s more to fear in this historic neighborhood than high rents. (617) 367-2345; bostonbyfoot.org
. November 4: Jeff Dunham, Lowell, MA. Durham’s sidesplitting performances have made him the top grossing live comedian in North America for three consecutive years as well as the last two years worldwide. Now his ever-growing legion of devoted fans that flock to his shows will meet the newest additions to his suitcase posse. Achmed the Dead Terrorist has to now contend with his rebellious offspring, Achmed Junior, aka A.J. Meanwhile, Peanut has decided that he’s tired of being Jeff’s sidekick and has taken up ventriloquism with his own character: Little Jeff. More hilarity than ever ensues as the never-before- seen characters unleash their own havoc on stage. Admission fee. 8 p.m. Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. (866) 722-8780; TsongasCenter.com
. November 5: Taylor’s Grove Concert, Manchester, NH. Veteran country music performer Mac McHale and old-time gospel singer Carolyn Hunter have joined forces to bring a bit of the North and South together. Their duo, Taylor’s Grove takes the name from the little North Carolina church where Carolyn grew up singing with her family. With guitar, mandolin, banjo, and tight harmony, Mac and Carolyn perform in the spirit of old-fashioned American music that reaches across barriers of place and generations. They bring together songs Mac learned from his mother and country radio in Downeast Maine and songs Carolyn heard in Piedmont, North Carolina in the days when people from miles around would bring their guitars and children to church just to sign and play. Come and enjoy this unique blending of talents of these two unique musicians, educators, and music preservationists! Admission fee. 2 p.m. Millyard Museum, Elm Street Gallery. (603) 622-7531; www.manchesterhistoric.org
. November 11-12: Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA. Featuring more than 60 vendors selling everything from knitwear and jewelry to metalwork and ceramics. twistfair. com November 12: 2011 Women’s Health Forum, Manchester, NH. Make some time for you and join us for the upcoming Women’s Health Forum, presented by Dartmouth- Hitchcock Manchester and Catholic Medical Center. This fun and inspirational event is designed for women of all ages and will feature health and wellness professionals discussing a variety of topics including: relieving stress and anxiety, the importance of strength training and its impact on our bodies, common endocrine disorders, and ways to live green and eat clean. Area vendors will be onsite with items available for purchase including teas, soaps, cosmetics, jewelry and more! Registration fee. 8:45 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. Manchester Health Department, 1528 Elm Street. For more information or to pre- register call (603) 626-2626; dartmouth-hitchcock.org
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November 11-13: Gift in Hand, Canterbury, NH. A three-day artisan show and sale that features works from some of the area’s most talented artists and craftsmen. Shop for unique handcrafted gifts including baskets, soaps, photography, art, textiles, hand woven items, wooden ware, pottery, jewelry, paper goods, and specialty foods! The perfect time and place to get a jump start on your holiday shopping. . 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Canterbury Shaker Village. (603) 783-9511; www.shakers.org
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