Arts & Living

Peterborough: Library celebrating ‘Banned Book Week’

Monday, September 22, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — What do the comic book series “Captain Underpants” and the novels “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “The Hunger Games” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” all have in common? They were the 10 most “challenged” books of 2013, according to the American Library Association. The ALA defines a “challenge” as a written complaint, filed with a library or … 0


Monday, September 22, 2014

How many octogenarian widows from New York could transform a 19th-century colonial summer mansion in Dublin into a model of sustainability? Polly Guth could. Guth … 0

Peterborough: 100 years at the movies

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It is the woman in her 80s that refuses to pay the discounted seniors’ price, because she’s not old yet. It’s the woman that marched … 0

Hillsborough: New drama ‘Pierce’ to be read, Sept. 13

Monday, September 8, 2014

“Pierce,” a new drama by Jacques Lamarre, will be read by HerStory Theatre at the Franklin Pierce Homestead on Saturday, Sept. 13. The reading will begin at 6 p.m. and run for two hours with an intermission. It is free and open to the public with donations appreciated. … 0

Peterborough: Artist participating in paint out event

Monday, September 8, 2014

Alicia Drakiotes of Marlborough will be one of the landscape painters participating in the 13th annual IPAP Paint Out event to be held in the White Mountain region on Sept. 12-14. Drakiotes is known locally for her colorful landscapes and Mount Monadnock paintings, and as an art instructor … 0

Peterborough: Farewell to summer theme of Sept. exhibit

Monday, September 8, 2014

An exhibit entitled “A Farewell to Summer” will be on display in the Art Corner at the Peterborough Town Library for the month of September. The display features acrylic paintings and fine art prints by artist Lori MacDonald. The award-winning painter reflects the settings she knows and treasures … 0

Hillsborough: Native Americans topic of presentation

Monday, September 8, 2014

A program about the Native Americans in the Hillsborough area will be offered at the Franklin Pierce Homestead on Monday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. Dana Benner with be the presenter. On Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. Mike Reopel will present a program entitled “The Union Does … 0

Peterborough: Art exhibit at MCH opens Sept. 18

Monday, September 8, 2014

An opening reception will be held for Monadnock Community Hospital’s Healing Arts Gallery next exhibition, “EARTHONES,” on Sept. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. The local featured artists include Ann Sawyer, Carol Corliss, Scott Niemi, Edward Merrell, Ildi Ingraham and Kitty Cloud. The Healing Arts Gallery features local … 0

Keene: MDS arts/crafts show, Sept. 13

Monday, September 8, 2014

Local artists and craftspeople will come together to display their work for the MDS Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hellenic Hall at St. George’s Orthodox Church. Paintings, jewelry, photographs, boxes, ornaments, and note cards are among the … 0

Keene: Art exhibit at KSC’s Carroll House Gallery

Monday, September 8, 2014

“The Image and The Word,” an exhibition of works by regional artist Bruce Blanchette, is on display at the Carroll House Gallery at Keene State College. Blanchette’s works are collage-based pieces that focus on a series of 100 Dada-like poems created from words extracted and carefully arranged by … 0

Dublin: Flower show starts at Dublin School next week

Monday, September 8, 2014

When “art in bloom” becomes an art form itself. That’s what the viewers will see at the flower show “From Garden to Palette” to be held at The Dublin School on Sept. 16 and 17. Sponsored by the … 0

Concord: Poetry registration open now

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Registration for the 2014-2015 New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud competition is now open. Interested high schools and homeschoolers affiliated with local high school groups should register by Nov. 1. The program is limited to 40 registrants. To help mark Poetry Out Loud’s 10th anniversary, New Hampshire will incorporate … 0

JAFFREY: Tom Hassan salutes MFS volunteers

Monday, September 8, 2014

JAFFREY — Tom Hassan, New Hampshire’s “First Gentleman” and the husband of Gov. Maggie Hassan, presented a special recognition award to Steve Applebee, a volunteer at the Monadnock Adult Care Center in Jaffrey, on Aug. 29. Applebee, a … 0