Announcements for June 23, 2020

Published: 6/25/2020 12:25:43 PM
Newbury The Fells to reopen

The John Hay Estate at the Fells will reopen on July 1. The Main House will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Discover what life was like on an early 20th century New Hampshire summer estate. See new exhibits in history, ecology and art. Take an historic guided or self-guided tour of the 22-room Colonial Revival Main House, explore the renowned gardens and sculpture, build a fairy house in the children’s Fairy Village and experience the natural world on an easy hike along one of our scenic trails. The Plant Stand located in the Gatehouse Courtyard is open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Site admission applies.

On July 1, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. will be a program with Dave Anderson on John Hay’s memories of the Fells with readings of Hay’s writings. Cost for members is $10, nonmembers $15. Advance registration is required as space is limited.

For more information, visit or call 763-4789.

New London First Friday concert

The Center for the Arts Lake Sunapee Region has been keeping First Fridays alive in these challenging times by bringing the art and music right to your home. This month tune in to our July 3 First Friday Dinner Concert at 6 p.m. Enjoy the Freese Brothers Big Band as they perform tunes from the Count, the King, the Duke, the Chairman and the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing. Yes – Basie, Goodman, Ellington, Sinatra and Dorsey – along with updated arrangements of classic hits from Michael Buble and others. And the best part is we are bringing this to you right in the comfort of your own home. Sit down to dinner and tune at or to enjoy the show.

The 2020 scholarship recipient will be announced after the concert. Funded by the generosity of members and the community these scholarships are awarded every year to students who are pursuing any area of the arts (literature, drama, dance, music or the visual arts). Students’ high school may apply for scholarships to pursue their education in the arts.

During these last few months CFA has brought you a virtual online art show when they couldn’t open the MicroGalleries, they moved their Lake Sunapee’s Got Talent to an online format to raise money for scholarships and organized a Music Fest to help raise money for local artists. This First Friday is no exception; instead of canceling they just brought it into your home.

“As New Hampshire starts to open up CFA is working towards our future programs but in the meantime we continue to offer a wide variety of online performances and virtual shows. We are dedicated to keeping the arts alive and to offer venues for our members,” said Jean Connolly, CFA board president.

CFA is excited to announce that the Arts on The Green in Sunapee Harbor on July 18 and Naturally New England Art Show at the Livery in Sunapee from July 18 to 26 will be taking place as planned.

Henniker Masks distributed

This weekend, members of the Henniker Rotary Club will be staffing the repurposed White Birch van as the “Maskmobile” and distributing free masks to the general public.

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Maskmobile will be located at the Henniker Community School and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., in the Sylvania Plant parking lots for drive-through pickup.

Alex Ray of the Common Man Family of Restaurants and the Plymouth Rotary Club, arranged for the delivery of thousands of lightweight, washable, reusable, double-woven cloth facemasks and is partnering with the Henniker and other Rotary Clubs to provide distribution of the masks for free to as many people as possible.

MaskUP New Hampshire masks will be distributed free, although donations are encouraged to help fund the campaign. These masks are designed to be washed and reused, so be sure to keep them clean and ready to go when you go out. Henniker Rotary thanks you for keeping our communities, neighbors and friends healthy and thriving and being part of the COVID19 solution.

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