Announcements for July 7, 2022

Published: 7/6/2022 8:32:27 PM
Modified: 7/6/2022 8:29:50 PM
Concord Mona Awad author event

Gibson’s Bookstore is pleased to welcome Mona Awad back for a virtual visit Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. Her new novel, All’s Well, follows a theater professor who is convinced staging Shakespeare’s most maligned play will remedy all that ails her — but at what cost?

Online only via Zoom. Registration required

Gilford Plastic recycling

More than a ton of plastic bags have been recycled thanks to the combined efforts of the Unitarian Universalist Green Sanctuary Committee and the Laconia Gilford Lion’s Club. The project continues with a collection on July 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the little white church, 172 Pleasant St., in Laconia. All kinds of clean plastic bags can be recycled to create useful products. With the assistance of Hannaford’s Grocery in Gilford, collected plastics are delivered to TREX Corporation in Maine where it is recycled and made into decking, outdoor furniture and other items using this material. Material accepted includes plastic grocery bags, vegetable bags, bubble wrap, newspaper sleeves, bread bags, air packing bags, dry cleaning bags, wood pellet bags, ice bags, cereal box liners and plastic films labeled with #2 or #4 recycling symbols. Keeping this non-compostable material out of our landfills helps reduce the environmental and monetary cost of waste disposal. Enthusiasm for these collections has grown in the Laconia and surrounding communities. To provide greater convenience and increase recycling, several organizations maintain collection boxes for plastic bags to be recycled. These include Laconia High School’s Interact Club, Taylor and Wesley Woods Communities, Hannaford’s Grocery in Gilford and St Vincent dePaul’s and Prescott Farm. If your organization would like to participate, consult Prescott Farm for information. any, makes decking, outdoor furniture and other items using this material. If your organization would like to participate, consult,, or

New London Center for the Arts donation to Ukrainian relief

The Center for the Arts is proud to donate $3,000 to the GlobalGiving Ukraine Crises Fund. These funds were raised by the sale of artwork donated by the CFA member artists below during May and June. It thanks the artists for their generosity, Tatewell Gallery and the New London Inn, and those who purchased the art for their support. The contributing artists are Peter Anderson, Anna Maria Ash, Bill Balsam, Valentina Barrett, Mary Belecz, Kathy Lowe Bloch, Megan Cardillo, Kathleen Curwen, Elizabeth D’Amico, Betsy Derrick, Gwen Fuller, Ludmilla Gayvoronsky, Jill Hacking, Jack Harkins, Karen Haskell, Nancy Hendrix, Pam Hill, Lizz Aubrey Hill, Lyndsay Holmes, Loren Howard, Barbara Hunting, Lisa Jelleme, Penny Koburger, Andrea Lapins, Lucy Mueller, Gwen Nagel, Susan Parmenter, Yvonne Shukovsky, Alan Shulman, Rick Stockwell, Juliana Twomey, Roger Wells, Mimi Wiggin, and Loa Winter. All donations to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund will support humanitarian assistance in impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions where Ukrainian refugees have fled. GlobalGiving’s local partners are bringing relief to terrified and displaced communities, and they need resources to continue their life-saving work. For more information visit


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