If all goes well, we will be back in the Nelson Town Hall on Monday, September 29th
The Nelson Monday Night dance will be held at Heberton Hall next to the Library at 76 Winter Street in Keene NH.
The Nelson Monday Night dance will be held at the Peterborough Community Center at 25 Elm Street, just off 101.
Thurston Huntting “Hunt” Smith of Nelson and Samuel Foucher of Harrisville received a 2013 – 14 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Over the past 8 months, Samuel has been working on making his first violin under the guidance of hunt. As this project is now complete, a presentation will be given at the Harrisville Public Library on Thursday, September 4, at 7 PM. All are welcome to attend.
Lots of interesting historical events taking place at the Living History weekend in Hillsborough NH August 16th and 17th. More info at http://livinghistoryeventnh.com
The Nelson Shape Note Singers will perform at 2 PM on Sunday August 17th.
The next sing will take place on Thursday, August 21, at 7 pm. NO experience is necessary. If you think this sounds interesting, we’d love to have you come listen and give it a try. We will have several extra books to lend for the session. If you’ve sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we’re eager to meet you and have you join us, too. If you want directions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dudley Laufman will lead the dancing at a special Saturday Contra Dance in Harrisville, NH, on August 9th.
On an episode of the NH Public Radio program, The Exchange, host Laura Knoy said, “When he raised the roof at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 with his country orchestra, Dudley Laufman energized the youthful crowd and helped re-light the torch for traditional country dancing that had been carried at the time by a few old-timers.” Dudley was named a National Heritage Fellow in 2009, and received the NH Council of the Arts Folk Heritage award in 2001.
Dancing begins at 8:00 PM. Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the evening.
Admission is only $2, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous benefactor. The dance takes place in the historic Granite Mill, 69 Main Street in Harrisville, NH. For more information call (603) 313-3321.