Kirstan Knowlton: A weekend of music

With summer in full swing, many of the local art venues are brimming with musical talent.

Although I know change can be hard, I am particularly excited about having our Weekenders section on Thursday now, because we can feature shows from Thursday to Sunday night. The weekend just got a little bit longer, my friends!

Kicking off our lineup this Friday, July 7, Maple Leaf Seven will be appearing at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts in Berlin at 7 p.m. Tickets for this performance are $12 for adults and $8 for those under 18. They are available online, at the door on the evening of the concert or at the art center’s office at 155 Emery St. For more information about the event call (603) 752-1028.

Then on Saturday, July 8, there will be a “Messiah” choruses workshop and sing-along, at the Medallion Opera House, at the Gorham Town Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. led by Director Susan Ferre. Donations are welcome and people are invited to bring a score. More information about their event can be found on, or by calling (603) 466-2865.

To round off the weekend on Sunday, July 9, Ellen Schwindt inaugurates the Kohler and Campbell Baby Grand Piano in a program entitled, "Music as Meditation." Her performance starts at 4 p.m. at the Medallion Opera House in the Gorham Town Hall. Donations will be accepted. For more information call (603) 466-2865 or visit

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend. Jamie and I made it down to the car show in Gorham on Sunday. The weather was beautiful and there were so many great cars to look at.

Jamie fell in love with one car in particular. It was a jet black 69 Chevelle. Unfortunately, we couldn’t take it with us, so we took some pictures instead. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen her look so happy.

There was a great turnout for the main parade on Tuesday too. Lots of people lined the streets to watch the floats and groups go by. You couldn’t have asked for better weather. It was a gorgeous day.

As always, I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. We plan on making a dump run to get rid of the remnants from our home renovation project, and then who knows, maybe we tackle some more yard work, too.

Kirstan Knowlton writes a weekly column for The Berlin Daily Sun. Her inspiration comes from events and people in the community who continue to work hard to make the North Country one of the best places to live. You can contact Kirstan by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..