Arts and Entertainment

Leisure rules: My life in one act (of not doing anything)

I am a card -carrying Ferris Bueller fan. OK, it’s a signed photo and movie poster but the real point is, neither will fit in my wallet. There is a poem written by W.H. Davis, aptly titled, “Leisure Poem,” that was first published in 1911 and it’s said that this poem was inspired by ...

Beignets are classified as choux pastries

When I first moved to New England, decades ago, I was surprised to see stands advertising Fried Dough – that is, just big blobs of dough, deep fried, and sprinkled with cinnamon and confectioner’s sugar. It seemed like such an unlikely and literal description of the treat that I wondered ...

League of N.H. Craftsmen select ornament

CONCORD – The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen recently selected the design for its 2019 Annual Ornament. Titled Tidings of Joy, the ornament was designed by Meggin Dossett of Lebanon, NH, a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Each ornament will be handmade by Dossett in ...

Evergreen Garden open May 31-June 2

GOFFSTOWN – Evergreen, the one-acre woodland garden with more than 400 mature rhododendrons, opens to the public without charge May 31 through June 2. Evergreen is always open on the first weekend of June because that’s when its 220 Catawba rhododendrons are at peak bloom, according to ...

Back’s Lunches series wraps up in June

CONCORD – The final, free Bach’s Lunches of the season take place June 6 and June 13 at Concord Community Music School, with a presentation about stories and moods in music, and a concert of classical music inspired by folk traditions. ••• June 6, 12:10 p.m. Bach’s Lunch ...

Nashua Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Sound the Trumpet!’ set for June 1-2

The Nashua Chamber Orchestra with music director, David Feltner, will present its season finale, “Sound the Trumpet!” on June 102, with a world premiere by David Feltner, Dreams and Awakenings”, the Haydn Trumpet Concerto, and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Trumpet ...

Milford Fishing Derby set for Saturday

The Milford Polce Department will again be sponsoring the annual Fishing Derby in conjuction with family and friends of Michael McBriarty. The Derby will be on Saturday May 18 from 8 a.m. to noon located at Railroad Pond on South Street in Milford. Prizes will be awarded to the children in ...

Yoga and Pilates: What do I look like, Gumby?

My Craigslist ad: Yoga mat for sale. Used once. As I’m still pretty nimble for my age, I’ll take a hard pass on yoga. I remember when yoga went by its original name: Twister. Why do people wear yoga pants everywhere? Are jeans too stressful? Originally, I liked the idea of yoga ...

Aviation Museum offers vintage Memorial Day tribute

LONDONDERRY – Get in the spirit of Memorial Day weekend with a vintage silent film drama about U.S. naval aviators that’s a window into what it was like to serve one’s country between the World Wars. ‘The Flying Fleet’ (1929), a star-studded MGM drama filmed on location at key U.S. ...

Northeast Regional Button Association to host its annual from June 7-9

The Northeast Regional Button Association will host its 35th annual convention on June 7-9 at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 18 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, Connecticut. Button dealers from across the country will showcase thousands of antique, vintage and modern designer sewing buttons from the 18th ...

Amy LaBelle wins a 2019 Cornerstone award

AMHERST – New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, a Concord-based nonprofit that works to promote socially and environmentally responsible business in the state, announced its 2019 Cornerstone and Partnership for Innovation Award winners at its 18th annual spring conference held ...

Art Accolades: Poetry theme perfect backdrop for 6th annual Goyette Arts Awards

NASHUA – Poetry flowed from hearts, souls, the printed word and through the work of Nashua artist Michaila Sheehan on Sunday, putting the perfect touch on yet another successful Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon that each spring celebrates the folks and businesses that make a positive impact ...

Tynan to perform April 15 at Nashua North

Dr. Ronan Tynan is known for his versatile range of repertoire, which includes selections from the operatic, oratorio, concert and pop music genres. Tynan, who will perform April 15 at Nashua North High School as part of the Nashua Community Concert Association’s annual slate of show, ...

Pop! Go The Classics, with Mac Frampton, set for April 23

Pop! Go the Classics showcases celebrated pianist and arranger Mac Frampton, accompanied by the ThreePenny Orchestra, a world-class ensemble of six musicians trained in the classics, in a production that merges his conservatory training with his mastery of the pop and jazz idioms, bringing to ...

Association announces 2019-2020 season performers

NASHUA – The Nashua Community Concert Association will open its 89th consecutive season with an exciting concert in September by the Celtic Angels at Nashua High School North, 8 Titan Way in Nashua. Founded in 1931 by 35 local residents concerned that Nashua expand its arts presence, the ...

Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon set for Sunday

NASHUA – The 6th annual Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon, presented by City Arts Nashua in collaboration with the Nashua Arts Commission, is set for 11 a.m. Sunday at Sky Meadow Country Club. Celebrate Nashua’s vibrant arts scene, the spoken word and this year’s Arts Awards honorees ...

Dating Game: The do’s, don’ts and every hiccup

“Not if you were the last man on Earth.” Nobody has ever said that to me, but I know a girl who does date a lot and has that printed on a T-shirt. I guess she never knows when she’ll need it. Dating is difficult. It would be easier if you had a dating resume, with your ...

Once popular, seitan has fallen out of style, but is delicious

Food fads come and go, and sometimes there are casualties along the way. The example I’m thinking of in particular is seitan, once a popular meat substitute, now largely shunned by the vegetarian community. You see, the main ingredient in this stuff is wheat gluten, which we all know by now ...

NHTP Youth Repertory Co. presents an evening of new work

New Hampshire Theatre Project celebrates their 30th anniversary season with the Youth Repertory Companies Spring Showcase, Ominous and Accurate: A Pile of Stories, a brand new collection of scenes exploring themes and topics chosen by the teen group. The performances will take place on ...