Arts & Entertainment

Race for Reading 5k Trail Run Fundraiser May 26

INTERVALE--Hosted by the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, the 5th Annual Race for Reading 5k Trail Run & Kid's Fun Run will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, at the 100 Acre Wood in Intervale. This is a fundraiser in support of the foundations' efforts to purchase a new Storybook Bus for its outreach programs.

Registration is a $25 donation, $35 on race day. The trail run starts at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine. Top prizes include Polar Express tickets, Story Land passes as well as concert and theater tickets. The Kids Fun Run for ages 8 and under and 1k Fun Run for ages 9-12 (with a $10 donation) begins at 9 a.m. Runners and walkers can register for the 5k trail run/walk at Sponsors include Memorial Hospital and Story Land.

"This is a great family event and fundraiser. It's so much fun to watch the kids in the Fun Run and the 5k Trail Run is a favorite among the adult runners!" said Event Coordinator Aimee Janowicz.

The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation has a broadening mission to enhance the quality of life through exposure, education, and the engagement of reading by bringing stories to life. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

The 100 Acre Wood property is located at Observatory Way in Intervale, just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road.

For more information on the Literacy Foundation please call 356-9980 or visit

Kids-Fun-Run-StartKids Fun Run start at the Race for Reading 5K Trail Run.


Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety May 17

COLEBROOK — UNH Cooperative Extension will be presenting a free, three-hour program on "Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety." This training opportunity is for groups or churches that offer meals to the public, whether the meal is free or as part of a fundraiser.


The workshop is being held on Saturday, May 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Monadnock Congregational Church, 147 Main Street, Colebrook. The workshop will be presented by field specialist Ann Hamilton, who is a certified ServSafe instructor.

Topics covered include review of safe food handling techniques; reminders of personal hygiene practices; prevention of cross-contamination; safe time and temperature controls; and food donations. Certificates of attendance will be issued.

For more information call the Carroll County office of UNH Cooperative Extension at 447-3834 or 1 (800) 322-4166.

Pre-registration is requested, by calling Betty Lou Canty at 447-3834, 1-800-322-4166 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


University of Dubuque Concert Choir to perform at St. Paul Lutheran May 24-25

The University of Dubuque Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Charles Barland, will perform in concert at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Berlin on Saturday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. as a part of their 2014 Spring concert tour. They will also participate in a Sunday morning Festival Worship Service on May 25 at 10:30 a.m. Saturday's concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected at the concert to help defray tour costs for the students.


With a theme of "Every Time I Feel the Spirit," the concert will feature mostly sacred works by Gover, Bach, Hampton, Palestrina, and more with highlights including a setting of Psalm 98, negro spirituals, and a Kenyan folk song. The University of Dubuque Chamber Singers, a subset of the larger concert choir, will also perform. A short organ prelude performed by Dr. Barland will precede the concert beginning at 7:15 p.m.


Dr. Charles Barland has served as director of the University of Dubuque Concert Choir since 2002 and is currently associate professor of music and chair of the fine and performing arts department at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa. A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Charles Barland earned a bachelor of arts degree at Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin, the master of arts degree at the University of Iowa, and the doctor of musical arts degree at the University of Kansas. He has studied organ with Phyllis Stringham, Delbert Disselhorst, James Higdon, Delores Bruch, and Michael Bauer. His choral mentors include Mark Aamot, William Hatcher, Richard Bloesch, Simon Carrington, and Rene Clausen. He has served as a church musician for congregations in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Kansas.

Under Dr. Barland's direction, the University of Dubuque Concert Choir has performed in 38 states and Puerto Rico including performances in New York City, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Orlando, San Francisco, Pasadena, Las Vegas, Honolulu, and San Juan. The mixed choir consists of students of all majors, and performs 2-3 times per semester in addition to the concert tour. In addition to this New Hampshire appearance, the 11-day Spring 2014 concert tour includes stops in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Illinois as well as several performances in Canada.



Weeks Memorial Library holding Memorial Day Weekend book sale


The Friends of the Weeks Memorial Library in Lancaster will be holding their annual Memorial Day weekend book sale Saturday, May 24, from 9 to 3 p.m. The sale includes not only books but also audiotapes, CDs, video tapes, DVDs, puzzles, games and much more. Paperback books and videos will sell for 50 cents and all other items for $1 from 9 a.m. until noon.

As usual all items became part of the "dollar a bag" sale at noon and will continue to be available at that price as long as there are items on the shelf.

Library Director Barbara R. Robarts reminds all Friends of the Library that they can buy ahead Friday night, May 23, 7-9 p.m. Anyone who wishes may pay for a Friends membership can do so at that time as well and take part in the early buying program. Questions about the sale can be addressed to library staff at (603) 788-3352.


Mosaic Flower Pot at WREN May 19

Mosaic Flower Pot with Annette Roy Marin of No View Farm and Bakery COOP on Monday, May 19, 6-8 p.m. at WREN 921 Main Street Berlin.

Learn the basics of making an exterior mosaic. The instructor will supply the materials and flowerpot, teach students the basics of cutting or breaking tile or glass, and demonstrate grouting. Go home with a handmade mosaic flower pot. Feel free to bring any of grandmother's broken china to use. WREN Member $20, non-member $25 (includes all additional materials)