Announcements for July 29, 2021

Published: 7/29/2021 1:31:08 PM
Concord Firefighters Relief fundraiser

On Aug. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m., join Georgia’s Northside Southern Kitchen and Lithermans Limited Brewery for a fundraiser to support the Concord Firefighters Relief Fund. These two companies have come together to create an event with food, drinks, games, and raffles. The relief fund was established and funded by Concord Firefighters to be used to support a variety of things to include: community events, equipment for firefighter physical fitness, and financial support for firefighters and their families during a time of need. The event will be held at Lithermans Limited Brewery, 126-B Hall St., Concord NH 03301. Come show your support for these local businesses as well as the Concord Firefighters Relief. We look forward to seeing you there! Cheers!

ortsmouth Art workshop with L’Merchie Frazier

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire will host artist L’Merchie Frazier for a special talk and workshop, Aug. 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to learn the art of collage and to make your own story scroll. The workshop will be at the Black Heritage Trail of NH, 222 Court St., Portsmouth. Frazier is a Boston-based visual artist, performing artist, educator, consultant, activist, and philanthropist. She is currently the Director of Education at the Museum of African American History in Boston. Through her visual artwork, she creates evocative fiber and metal sculptures, innovative mixed media installations, stunning hand-crafted beaded jewelry, and a powerful quilt-series, “The Quilted Chronicles.” Her work has been exhibited at numerous institutions including the University of Vermont, the American Museum of Art and Design, New York, and the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. Frazier’s work, including a story scroll, is currently on display at the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire gallery. The exhibit can be viewed during open hours, seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through the summer. To register for this special event, go to The cost of the workshop is $20 for adults and $10 for children under the age of 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult and should be able to use scissors. Participation is limited to 20 people. To create your own personal scroll, please come prepared with your hopeful thoughts, five of your favorite words, and a favorite quote as well as other suggested items: newspaper or magazine clippings, fabric or cloth from clothing to be discarded, tissue paper, gift paper, or handmade art paper, ribbons, buttons, and small objects or trinkets. BHTNH will supply scissors, tape, and glue. For more information, please visit the following website

Warner Tory Hill Author series on Aug. 7

Learn about the odd & interesting things within driving distance of Warner with J.W. Ocker as part of the virtual Tory Hill Author Series on Aug. 7. Ocker is the award-winning author of macabre travelogues, spooky kid’s books, and horror novels. His nonfictions books include The New England Grimpendium and The New York Grimpendium (both Lowell Thomas Award winners), Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Award winner), and A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts. His novels include Death and Douglas and Twelve Nights at Rotter House. His most recent nonfiction book, Cursed Objects, came out from Quirk Books in September 2020 and his next novel, The Smashed Man of Dread End, from HarperCollins in Summer 2021. He is also the creator of OTIS: Odd Things I’ve Seen (, where he chronicles his visits to thousands of oddities of culture, art, nature, and history across the country and world with photos, articles, and through Odd Things I’ve Seen: The Podcast. His work has appeared on or in, The Atlantic, Rue Morgue, the Boston Globe, The Guardian, TIME, and other places people stick writing. Ocker is from Maryland but has lived in New Hampshire for more than a decade. He has a wife, three daughters, and celebrates Halloween for two months.

The Tory Hill Authors Series is an annual summer event sponsored by the Warner Historical Society showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. The audience will be able to interact with the author online. The readings begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are five dollars and may be purchased online at A Zoom link will be sent upon purchase.


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