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Page 2--JOURNAL OPINION--November 12, 2014 Theater review Crafts fair renewal at Tracy Hall NORWICH--On Nov. 28 and 29, the 20m Annual Pods for the Pulpit Crafts Fair will be held at Tracy Hall What's going on... from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This fundraising event is put on by Blake.Memorial discuss the British East India conversationaboutoneofthisyear's Company. The group meets on the Green Mountain Book Awardnomi- members and friends of the Unitar- by Louise Saudberg ian Universalist Congregation of the Library second Wednesday of each month nees. New readers, both teens and ORFORD--Leave it to high school one keep the pace going at a good to discuss any historical topic and adults, are welcome, thespians to be comfortably them- clip and with much enthusiasm. The Upper Valley. This year, the pro- EAST CORINTH--Libraries across everyone does their own reading on The monthly book discussion selves on stage and at the same time twoyoungwomenhavingavigorous ceeds from booth fees and a raffle the United States and many other thetopic. Thepublic iswelcome, group will meet on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. make themselves totally convincing fist fight rolling on the floor will be split between LISTEN countries all over the world will be For more information, call to talk about the featured book, asabunchofadultswho'recoming cracked up especially the young Community Services, the Good celebrating International Games (802)584-3280 or ask the librar- Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod up with some crazy, convoluted ones in the audience, and Teddy Neighbor Clinic and Cover. Day on Nov. 15. Classic board ians. Seraji. New participants are wel- plots (as announced, "The funny and Wilkin as Rob who reluctantly takes In previous years, ornaments games, card games, strategy games come. Copies of the book are frantic action never slows with this on the role of old lady is very, very were made from milkrweedpods and and word games will be available to available to borrow from the library, farce! ,). Last weekend, The funny. that was the genesis of the fair's play between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at name. Although ornaments are no Blake Memorial Library along with Groton Free All of the library's programs are RivendellAcademy Players produc- Part-way in Act II there is one free and open to residents of all tionofMichaelJ.Taylor's"Deceiv- outstanding scene where the two longer made to be sold at the fair, the puzzles, computer games and sev- Public Library towns. For more information ofany ing Granny" put a lot ofpeople in burglars get subdued. Most of the name stays alive as the crafts fair a eral new games. All ages and of them, call Anne Hatch at stitches, amuch appreciated feat at a cast tookpart inthat acrossthe large well-known event in the Upper abilities are welcome to participate. GROTON A toddler/preschool (802)584-3358.post-election time of increasing stage, and it was exquisitely well Valley. An instructionpamphlet for At 7 p.m. on Nov. 20, the library story time program for children up makingmilkweed ornaments willbe will be celebrating 250 years of to age five will meet at the Groton -- uncertainty and world trouble, executed in silent slow-motion. available. Corinth history 251 years of Free Public Library every Tuesday A large section of Rivendell's Until then the two burglars, The raffle item this year is a Topsham history with a Celebration at 10 a.m. and be followed by an Latham Memorial impressively huge gym was set up Lauren Holt and Cameron Day, had colored woodblockprint donatedby of Heritage in Verse. Local poets open-ended play time. If interested for audiences, and last Friday been moving around frantically, Lyme artist Matt Brown. Music will andpoetry lovers will read original in attending or volunteering to be a Library evening it was pretty much filled with Day being good and mean and be provided by guitarist ChiefNoda work along with some of their reader, contactthe library. THETFORDHILL----OnNov. 14at7 with relatives and friends and scary as a bad guy. Sarah Parenti, ofBrockton, Massachusetts. favorite poems that evoke the spirits Every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m., there will be a teen open mic at townspeople who came to be impeccably dressed andbehaved, Two floors with40 vendors, will of the ancestors, p.m., the craft and conversation the Latham Memorial Library. All entertained and amused--and most played Officer Tina in a welcome, be offering a wide variety of crafts Story time with inspirational group (for adults) meets at the talents and skill levels are welcome, definitely were. There were situa- refreshingly calm way. includingjewelry, pottery, ragrugs, stories and creative crafts for library.Bringideasandprojects-in- Refreshments will be served, tions that particularly tickled the Being delightful caricatures of quilting, mittens, woodblockprints, children of all ages continues every progress or just come for the For more information, call young children, and it was a great oldladies with crazy wigs and facial herbals, cotton children's clothes, Thursday morning at 10 a.m. conversation. (802)785-4361. pleasure to hear their laughter that lines obviously drawn with cos- marbled paper and silk, basketry, For more information on any of Groton Game Day will be on seemed to come from deep inside metic pencils, Abby 'Hinsley and floor cloths, and much more. thelibrary'sprograms, call(802)439- Nov. 14 from 3 to 6 p..m. All ages are their littlebellies. Moriah Ludwig were endlessly Admission is not charged. 29th Annual CHTAAA [eft ont Rd. A good farce is played in a amusing. Hinsley as the supposedly 5338. invited to drop m during the Orford Social setting that has at least two doors, dead great-grandmother was fre- afternoon to play your favorite games to celebrate the American Library preferably three. Deceiving Granny quently hauled around by three or calls for a whopping seven doors, four of the others, which must not Bradford Public LibraryAssociation'slnternational ORFORD--The Orford Social plus a big window, andlateinActlI havebeenapleasantpartofherrole. GamesDay. Library The Young Adult (YA) Book Library's book monthly book dis- this particular farce features notjust The smaller roles, too, were Discussion will meet on Nov. 17 at cussion will be held at the library on one Granny but three of them on handled very well. They were anna BRADFORD---OnNov. 12 at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Rotters by Daniel Kraus is Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. The featured book stage simultaneously, and it was all Baker as the straight-faced attorney, the Bradford Public Library's his- the featured book. Join the will be The Sixth Extinction by so wonderfully silly that the Griffin Formica as a taxi driver, and tory group will meet in the library to evening's discussion for lively Elizabeth Kolbert, a non-fiction onlooker's stomach muscles SeannaPerryasthegrandmother's book about past extinctions as well couldn't help aching with laughter, caretaker. as the ones currently in progress. For To borrow the play's synopsis Director Anna Alden, assisted example, there is a chapter on the from the Players press release, by stage manager Seanna Perry, sure 3rd Annual Pie Auction Sunday, November 23 1 p.m. at WRVS Gymnasium Waits River Valley School Rep. Susan Hatch-Davis of Orange GET YOUR PIES FOR County will be auctioning off our THANKSGIVING! Famous Pie Maker's Pies Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Soda and Water will be sold~ SUPPORT A GRE :3 -UN! To Benefit Class of 2016 Haverhill Area Youth Saturday, Nov. 22nd 10am-3pm Dr. John A. Bagonzi Community Building Woodsville NH Santa arrives by Fire Truck at 11am! Benefiting the 2016 | Washington DC :i 718 grade trip .................. / +,ii,:!:.i:il' .! ....... ., +p 4:30 AM until all are served at New Hope United Methodist Church Route 25, Waits River, Vt. ALL ARE WELCOME! Price by Donation Come Enjoy GOOD FOOD and GOOD FELLOWSHIP die-off of bats in Vermont. Copies "Newlyweds Sam and Margaret got the best out of her large cast. An of the book are available to borrow at Howard discover they are in line to even larger crew, seeing to the many the library, inherit $3.5 million from his great- mundane details, helped create a On Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., Dr. Aimee grandmother whom he has never near-professional production. SpoonerofOxbowVeterinaryClinic met. But before she is willing to add The excellent stage set was in Bradford will be visiting the them to her will she wants to meet designed by Cami Buster and four library to discuss the care of cats and Sam and his new wife face to face to students, and not only consisted of dogs and answer any questions, make sure they are 'worthy.' Of all those doors (handsome ones at Refreshments will be served,course, nothing goes smoothly, that) and well-built stairs, but also The library's knitting evening is especially since Sam is hiding an simple but attractive furniture. The Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. All are welcome to expensive diamond necklace for his costumes were appropriate, sound bring any craft to work on. The boss, two burglars mistake their and lighting were always on time, library has a very good collection of home for another, and the neighbor's and the overall impression was that knitting, crochet, quilting and felting vague grandmother has wandered everyone had worked hard at it all, books as well as many pattern off and may be somewhere in their and had fun in the process. magazines and books, house Their friends, Rob and So didthe audience, for sure. For more information on any of Kelsey, go to extremes to help the the library's programs, call Sandy newlyweds when they think the Gunther at (603)353-9756."real" great-grandmother has died Chili cook-0ff spices after eating peanuts. With Rob dressed and acting like an old lady, up dreary time of year can the two couples pull off their scam in spite of a curious cop and a CHELSEA--The Chelsea Public cautious attorney?" School' s junior Iron Chef team will be It all starts with seeming one of the competitors in the second normalcy. The two young couples annual Community/Junior Iron Chef have long conversations, but by and Chili Cook-Off. The chili cook-off is by abnOrmalcy sets in, andwhenAct one of the events to be held at the II gets really going there's one Chelsea Farrners/Holiday Market on hilarious scene after another.Nov. 15. All are welcome to submit Tali Gelenian and Caleb Day as their chili recipe for the competition. one of the young couples, and Gabbi Competitors should bring their Miles and Teddy Wilkin as the other chili dish to the school gym at 11:30 a.m. and have it ready to be judged. Entries must contain vegetables, beans and one local ingredient of the chef's choice. The chili can be served Come 9 a.m. to Join Us! 11 a.m. 0+ New Hope_, ni+ed Church ++ Fun Crafts! Games! Movie! Snacks! I For Family Time Before Holiday Season Rush! | All Come and Have Loads of Fun! I TENTS TABLES CHAIRS Serving all of VT & NH Bradford, VT 802-222-5601 www.undercover-tents.com with bread or cheese. Prizes will be awarded for most spicy chili, best looking chili, chili with best texture, best vegetarian chili, best chili with meat, chili with most local ingredi- ents and best overall chili. The chili will be sold after judging, with proceeds going to the benefit of the Chelsea Farm To School program. For information, call Heidi Allen Goodrich at (802)685-9987. 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