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Authors, oysters and antiques

Art exhibit, band also on to-do list

What’s on tap for this week? Oysters, authors, antiques, art and a little Club Soda.

The town of Newmarket will hold its annual Olde Home Day celebration and Oyster Festival on Saturday, including a farmers market, a 5K and so much more. The event actually kicks off tomorrow night with a free Pre-Oyster Fest Party at the Stone Church Meeting House at 9, during which The Equalities will perform. The celebration is held in honor of the revitalization of Newmarket’s downtown and waterfront and to raise awareness about the need for conservation efforts for the oysters of Great Bay.

For a complete list of events (all of which are free), go to newmarket-ohd.webs.com.

Actor-interpreter at Gibson’s

Fahim Fazli, a Hollywood actor and acclaimed Afghan-American interpreter for the Marines, will visit Gibson’s Bookstore on Main Street in Concord tonight at 7 to present and sign copies of his book Fahim Speaks: A Warrior-Actor’s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back.

The book chronicles Fazli’s life, including his escape from Communist-dominated Afghanistan in 1983, his years as a refugee, coming to America, becoming a Hollywood actor, and then returning to Afghanistan. There is no charge. For information, visit gibsonsbookstore.com.

Antique show

The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association will hold its 57th annual New Hampshire Antiques Show at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester this weekend. Nearly 70 exhibitors will offer a range of country and formal antique furniture and accessories.

The show will be open today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $15 today and $10 tomorrow and Saturday. For information, visit nhada.org.

Floral exhibit

The Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin in Meredith has a new exhibit on display. “A Time of Flowers” showcases floral work by both Western and Eastern artists in oil, Chinese inks, woodblock prints, egg tempera, colored pencil and graphite. The gallery is at 17 Lake St. For information, call 279-8663 or log on to thelakesgallery.com.

Soda show

Club Soda will take the Angela Robinson Bandstand in Henniker on Tuesday at 7 p.m. as part of the Henniker Summer Concert Series. There’s no charge to get in on the fun this four-piece, Concord-based band brings with its high-energy take on top 40, classic rock and ’70s disco tunes. Donations to help continue the series will be gladly accepted.

For information, including a complete list of this season’s remaining shows, visit henniker.org.

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