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Leprechaun Hop Tilton, Laconia, Plymouth, Andover, Derry, Salem and Hillsboro. Quilters throughout the state are invited to participate in the Leprechaun Shop Hop, featuring seven of the Granite State’s finest quilt shops. Food, fun and great prizes. Visit NHShopHops. com for complete list of details or call the Quilting Corner at 286-3437


Teddy Roosevel t ’s Nobel Prize: New Hampshire and the

Portsmouth Peace Treaty Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library, 151 Main Street, Epping. 7pm. Teddy Roosevelt chose Portsmouth to be the site of 1905 peace treaty negotiations between the Russian and Japanese delegations to end the Russo Japanese War (now known as “World War Zero”). The program covers Roosevelt’s multi-track diplomacy that included other world powers, the Russian and Japanese delegations, the US Navy and New Hampshire hosts in thirty days of negotiations that resulted in the Portsmouth Peace Treaty. Roosevelt earned America’s first Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for his endeavors. Two panels of a traveling exhibit accompany this talk. Presented by Charles B. Doleac. 679-5944

“Truth Values” Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 7pm. Solo show featuring both humor and insight as one woman navigates the elite world of math and science at MIT. 535- ARTS for tickets

Jim LaChapelle – Story Telling

Dinner Program The Corner House, Center Sandwich. 6:30pm. $19.95 per person plus tax and gratuity. 284-6219

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Flying Monkey, Plymouth. 536-2551 or

Women Inspiring Women – Time Management and Organization Centennial Hotel, 96 Pleasant Street, Concord. Be inspired to think differently about the challenges we all face with our time with Keynote Speaker, Sue West, Certified Organizer Coach. $25/ members and $30/non-members. 744-0400 or

Little Explorers – “Aliens” McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center, Concord. 10am. Is there life beyond earth? What would an alien look like? Make and bring home your own alien! Program designed for 3-4 year olds, must be accompanied by an adult. $10 and $5 for each additional child.


Big Lebowski Party! Red Rivers Theatre, 11 South Main Street, Concord. 7pm the fun starts with Wii bowling, White Russian tastings, trivia and a costume contest, Movie showing starts at 8pm. 224- 4600

Super Stellar Friday – “A Visual Guide to the Mathematical

Universe” McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center, Concord. 7pm. Presented by Dr. Sten Odenwald, astronomer from NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center in Maryland who currently develops math resources for students and teachers based on NASA discoveries in astronomy and space science.

Free Family Movie Night - Thor Gilman Library, 100 Main Street, Alton. 7pm. Includes popcorn and drinks. Attendees are free to bring camp chairs or pillows to make the experience even more comfortable. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 875-2550

St. Patrick’s Celebration Gilmanton Winery, Gilmanton. 6pm. Irish Balladeer, Jim Barnes will share stories and song for guests. 5 course meal featuring Miles Smith Farm Beef in Guinness Irish Stew, $28 per

person. Reservations only. 267-8251 FRI. 16TH

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“I Remember Mama” Garrison Players Art Center, Route 4 Rollinsford. 8pm Friday and Saturday and 3pm Sunday. 750-4ART

SATURDAY 17TH Hearthside Dinner – “Celtic

Celebration” The Remick Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth. 5-7pm. Experience the charm and culinary delights of a Scottish-Irish family in the rural 1800’s New England. Traditional recipes that traveled across the seas from the old country will make their way to the hearth and table. Reservations required. $40 per person ages 16 and over only. 323-7591

Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz Portsmouth Public Library. Featuring World War II songs and stories. 427- 1540

Master Gardening Series Kickoff The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens, 456 Route 103A, Newbury. 10am- noon. Attend one, all six, or something in between. $10 donation per session or $50 for all six. 763-4789 x 3.

Russian Easter Bazaar New England Language Center’s International Art Gallery, Rochester. 11am-3pm. Russian arts and fine crafts on display. 332-2255

Kenny Oaks – Live Music Fraternal Order of Eagles 2629, Route 302, Bethlehem. 9pm-midnight. No cover charge. 444-5795

SUNDAY 18TH Cabin Fever Winter Lecture

Series The Wright Museum, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro. 2pm. Getting Ready to Go ‘Over There,’ the Training Experiences of Sergeant John S. DuQuoin, 743rd Tank Battalion. John Warner IV, Member, Wright Museum Board of Directors. John will continue detailing the WWII experiences of his uncle, Sergeant John DuQuoin, a member of America’s armored forces. In this installment John will discuss Sergeant DuQuoin’s training experiences. This lecture is well illustrated with period letters. John will focus on his uncle’s time in the Desert Maneuver Area. 569-1212.

ARABA-LON –West-African Style

Drumming Group Sanbornton Congregational Church. 10am. 279-8848

TUESDAY 20TH Lakes Region Camera Club

Meeting Meredith Public Library, Main Street, Meredith. 7pm. 340-2359


Brewing in New Hampshire: An Informal History of Beer in the

Granite State Brentwood

Historical Society

Museum, 140 Crawley Falls Road, Brentwood. 7pm. We will explore the fascinating history of New Hampshire’s beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, from when it was home- and tavern-based, to today’s modern breweries and brew

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Dance Northeast! Brings Dancers to Rochester

Dancers from around the region will gather in Rochester

for a weekend of performances and master classes on March 24 and 25. Now in its second decade, Dance Northeast! is 2 day-festival produced by Sole City Dance, a non-profit dance education center based in Rochester. The festival was formerly called Dance Rochester! The Boston dancers will join student and adult ensembles

from seven dance education programs to present an evening of contemporary choreography on Saturday at 7pm at the Rochester Opera House. An earlier 2pm show will feature younger dancers and works by up and coming student cho- reographers. On Sunday, master classes will be held at the Sole City Dance studios beginning at 9:00 am and continue throughout the day. The public is invited to all festival events. Performance

tickets are available from the Rochester Opera House via their web site, or the box office at 603-335-1992. To register for master classes, call Sole City Dance at 603-330-0111 or write to

Community Talent Night In Franklin

The ever popular Community Talent Night returns to Franklin Opera House on Saturday, March 31 at 7:30pm. To participate in this year’s show, you must fill out an entry

form which is available by emailing or by stopping by or calling the Franklin Opera House at (603) 934-1901. Entry forms will also be available in the lobby at Franklin City Hall. Entry forms must be received by the end of the day on

March 23, 2012. Acts of most any type are welcome to audi- tion. Performance time is limited to about 3 minutes, de- pending on the number of performers.

Bookstore Ribbon Cutting & Book Signing

As part of a series of events, Annie’s Book Stop, 1330

Union Ave. (across from KFC) in Laconia is jumping forward into spring with a full day of events on Tuesday, March 20th, starting at 1pm. Representatives of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to welcome one of their newest members to the community with a ribbon cut- ting ceremony. Newest owner of the establishment, Simone Henderson, took the reins officially from Judith Normandin on the first of the year, who along with the original owner, Grace Normandin, had been the only two owners in 28 years. Simone, a self-proclaimed “bookworm”, has a library technical services background, degrees in small business management and creative writing, and has herself been a devoted customer at Annie’s. Following the ribbon cutting will be the first of two book signing events at 2 p.m.: the first featuring Brenda Polidoro, transcriber of the journals and author of “Day Book of Jeremiah Smith Jewett, Volume One”, a massive undertaking she took on for the Laconia Historical Society. At 3:30pm., allowing time for school kids to arrive, Barbara DeAngelis of the local Laconia Altrusa Club, will also be at Annie’s to sign copies of “Betty the Bookworm Visits the Library”. DeAngelis, a retired school teacher and local chil- dren’s author, volunteered her efforts to create this charming book for use as a fundraiser by the Altrusa group. Future booksignings are being scheduled along with

a 29th Anniversary Celebration for Annie’s Book Stop to be held Memorial Day Weekend.

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