Artistry, estates, seeds, bands at presidential home

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
ConcordArtistry, estates, seeds, bands at presidential home

The Pierce Brigade has announced the 2018 Brigade Lecture Series program calendar. The Brigade Lecture Series is produced by the Pierce Brigade and held at 7 p.m. March through October in Concord at the Pierce Manse – the historic home of President Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States. The yearlong series focuses on New Hampshire history and culture. Brigade Lecture Series programs are free and open to the public. The series kicks off on March 22 with “The Artistry of the Isles of Shoals – Celia Thaxter’s Salon.” Other highlights of the schedule include two New Hampshire Humanities programs “Robert Rogers of the Rangers” and “Exemplary Country Estates of New Hampshire.” The histories of seeds, the Concord City Auditorium, and bands in America will also be explored later in the year. The Pierce Manse will again play host to the 39th U.S. Army Band in July for a concert on the lawn. New this year, the Pierce Manse will host a Plant Sale in partnership with Canterbury Plantation on May 5 and 6 with annuals, herbs and vegetable transplants, with a selection of many heirloom varieties available for purchase. To view the complete 2018 program calendar online, please visit piercemanse.org.

Scholarships for journalism majors

Once again this year, the Journalism Education Foundation of New England will award a number of $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college students in a six-state region who plan to pursue a career in journalism. Interested students can download the scholarship application from the NENPA website. The deadline for applications is March 9.

EpsomIncoming students

Epsom Central School will hold a registration/screening for the 2018-19 incoming kindergarten students. The screening will be held April 3 to 5 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., as well as extended hours on April 4 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. If your child will be an incoming first grader (new to Epsom Central School), literacy screenings will be held on April 4 from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call the main office at 736-9331 to schedule your child’s 45-minute block for either of these screenings. Please remember to bring a copy of your child’s immunization record, birth certificate, most recent physical exam, and two proofs of residency, including a purchase/sales or rental agreement.

BelmontEvents at library

Rebecca Rule will present her program That Reminds Me of a Story on March 27 at 6 p.m. at the Corner Meeting House, top floor. She’s collected stories about what’s special about this rocky old state of New Hampshire for more than 15 years, and includes many of them in her new book Headin’ for the Rhubarb: A N.H. Dictionary (Kinda). New Hampshire magazine named her “Thalia: Muse of Comedy” in its list of Granite State muses. She also hosts an interview show, the N.H. Authors Series, on NHPTV. The Friends of the Library welcome new contributors to their meeting on March 16 at 2 p.m. The Friends is a new group, eager to enlist supporters of the Belmont Library during the anniversary year. The Friends are in the process of establishing themselves as a non-profit group. Contact the library for more information. The Belmont Public Library is open six days a week and any time at belmontpubliclibrary.org, serving the community with books, digital resources, and cultural programming. For more information, contact Eileen Gilbert at 267-8331 or bpl@belmontnh.org.