July 06, 2012 2:00 AM
EXETER — the Exeter Brass Band is back with its 2012 Summer Concert Series on Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Concerts will be held at the Exeter Bandstand opposite the Town Hall in downtown Exeter. the Exeter Brass Band held their first concert in 1847 and have been entertaining area residents and visitors every summer since. If you have any questions, call Chick MacDougall (603)772-4967.
EXETER — Fairy tales are famous for ending with the protagonists living happily ever after, but life tends to be more complicated. On July 6, 7 and 8, the Oyster River Players will take audiences “Into the Woods” to see what happens when some famous fairy tale characters spend Act 1 pursuing their dreams, and then in Act 2 must live with the consequences.
Shows are at the Exeter Town Hall on Friday, July 6, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 7, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 8, at 1 p.m. Suggested donation: adults, $8; children, $5. Tickets at the door only.
For more information: 312-2228 or . On the Web: oysterriverplayers.org.
of library’s summer reading program
EXETER — are you a skeptic when it comes to magic? Aim High, Read, Teen Summer Reading 2012, invites all of Exeter Public Library’s teen members to come to a magic workshop with award-winning magician Peter Boie on July 10 at 1:30. Peter is an award-winning magician who has preformed in libraries and schools across new England.
Registration is required for this event, so contact Exeter Public Library. This program is open to teen members of the library entering grades 6 & up. for more details about this and all of our Summer Reading programs and prizes, visit or call the library at (603) 772-3101.
EXETER — Join the Exeter Public Library on Tuesday, July 10, as they kick off the fifth annual Summer Music Series.
Four local musicians will be visiting the library throughout the months of July and August. First, we will welcome Christine Petrucci, pianist and founder of the Seacoast Academy of Music, who will be entertaining with “Piano Selections to Inspire & Contemplate by Schubert, Chopin, Debussy and Gershwin” on Tuesday, July 10. Next, world-class harpist Regina Delaney will be performing Traditional Irish Harp Music on Tuesday, July 24. the music series will continue on Tuesday, Aug. 7 with professional jazz, blues and roots musician TJ Wheeler, who will be performing the music of American Roots and the Folklore of the Tropics music on the guitar, mandolin and ukelele. the summer music series will conclude on Tuesday, Aug. 21 with Roots Music and more by the popular Sylvan Roots trio featuring professional musicians Bob Moore, Dick Kruppa and Neal Zweig. Please join us!
All performances are free and open to the public. they will take place in the Bruce Sloan Reading Area in the Adult Services section of the Exeter Public Library at 3 p.m. the Exeter Public Library is located at 4 Chestnut Street in Exeter. for more information, contact the library at 772-3101.
EXETER — Phillips Exeter Academy’s Library Summer Concert Series will host its second event this year with a Faculty Chamber Music Concert; a performance by Deborah Boykan, violin, Colleen McGary-Smith, cello and Eunyoung Kim, piano. the trio’s concert will include classical works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Dmitri Shostakovich and Clara Schumann. Hosted by the Friends of the Academy Library of Phillips Exeter Academy, the concert will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m. in the Class of 1945 Library’s Rockefeller Hall, located on front Street. the event is free and open to the public.
STRATHAM — Families at Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham are “dreaming big” this summer with the 2012 Summer Reading Program, “Dream Big, Read!” Children have been signing up in record numbers to record their summer reading and earn exciting prizes. in addition the Children’s Room is offering a variety of programs to keep kids connected with the library throughout their summer vacation.
Matt Krug will be presenting “The stories Behind the Stars” on Monday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. in the Stratham Municipal Center Community Room (10 Bunker Hill Ave.). This program is geared to children going into Grade K-5. Matt, an educator, storyteller, and member of the N.H. Astronomer’s Association, will share stories from around the world as well as scientific facts to explain the night sky.
Families are also invited to attend a PJ Book Party on Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. in the Stratham Municipal Center Community Room. This event features Chris Rose, a fourth-grade teacher “extraordinaire” at Mary Fisk School in Salem. Families are encouraged to come in their PJ’s, enjoy milk and cookies, and hear about some great new children’s books to keep kids reading all summer and filling up their reading logs.
Contact Jan Streelman at 772-4346 or e-mail .
BRENTWOOD — the Mary Bartlett Library in Brentwood hosts the country’s “most popular family magic show” on Tuesday, July 10 at 2 p.m. with the return of the Norman Magic Show.
The library will celebrate the end of our Summer Reading fun on Tuesday, July 31 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Join in some great outdoor games, then cool down with a delicious ice cream treat. Our special guest will be the talented balloon artist, Sean McDaniels, who will create a special balloon for each child.
EPPING — Mazeltov! L’chaim! Director Elaine Gatchell announces Leddy Center’s outstanding presentation of Broadway’s most beloved musical, “Fiddler on the Roof”, July 6-22, at Leddy Center’s new beautiful theater at Verdant Pastures on Ladd’s Lane in Epping.
Dr. Paul Gustavson, stars for the fourth time as Tevye at Leddy Center, with his amazing performance of this great role.
Based on Sholem Aleichem stories, by special permission of Arnold Perl, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sponsored by Ben Franklin Store/ACE Hardware in Raymond, NH and Hurlbert Toyota of Epping, tickets for Fiddler on the Roof are $16-18 and can be purchased online at leddycenter.org or by visiting or calling the box office, 3pm to 5pm, Monday through Friday, at 603-679-2781.
“Fiddler on the Roof” is underwritten by the SHARK at 102.1 & 105.3fm and by Seacoast Coke.
Leddy Center is air-conditioned for your comfort and ADA accessible.
Big Brother Big Sister
EXETER — the Big Brother Big Sister Foundation is in need of the public’s support through donations of lightly used clothing and small household items. they ask, while you clean out your closets to please consider donating your lightly worn clothing to the Foundation.
The Foundation will be collecting donations door to door in Exeter on Monday, July 16.
To schedule a free curbside pick up, please call 1-800-483-5503 or email . your donations are tax deductible.
The Foundation also offers special pick ups for electronics recycling and car donations, please contact them for more information or visit bbbsfoundation.org.
Your donations help support the children in your community. Want to start something Big? consider becoming a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister mentor with your local Big Brothers, Big Sisters affiliate, 888-412-BIGS or BBBS.org for details.
EXETER — the Exeter Area GFWC will hold its annual Summer Craft Fair on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Exeter Town Hall, the same day of the American Independence Festival.
The fair will feature about 40 juried artisan crafters. Please visit eagfwc.org to get more information.
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