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Advice To The Players, Sandwich’s own Shakespeare company, is proud to present their 3rd annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Fall Festival is an education program where students work with a directing team of teaching artists who lead the teens through a language-based exploration of Shakespeare. At the end of 10 weeks, the groups come together at Plymouth State University and showcase their work.
This year they have two groups of students participating: Newfound Regional High School and the Sandwich Cobble. Both groups have been participating since 2019. NRHS will be performing Much Ado About Nothing followed by the Sandwich Cobble’s production of The Tempest. The production will take place in-person at Plymouth State University on December 10th starting at 6:00 with Much Ado About Nothing. The Tempest will begin at 7:30. Tickets are $9 and are available at plymouthstatetickets.com. Only one ticket is needed to attend both performances.
Heading these productions is a team of dedicated teaching artists. The lead Director for the Sandwich Cobble’s production is Jessie Chapman, ATTP’s executive producer. Lead Director for Newfound Regional High School’s production is Lucy Randal-Tapply. The team of teaching artists working on these shows include Plymouth State University students and alumni Sarah Anne Bailinson, Garrison Barron, Frederick, Bickford, Mikayla Caterino, Ethan Fifield, Emma Littig, and Stephanie Wiencek at Newfound. The evening will be full of revelry, magic, and two audience favorites from the Shakespeare canon. Don’t miss it.
3 Day Tickets for the Sandwich Fair are available in the Sandwich Fair Office (7 Wentworth Hill Road) until the end of September (Thursday, 9/30). Daily tickets to the Fair are $12 for ages 12 and over. Children under 12 are free. The three-day ticket is $24 which gives you three days of fair fun for the price of 2 days.
As the saying goes, "it takes a village." Can you donate 3 hours of your valuable time (or longer) as a building monitor or ticket taker? A 3-day fair pass is available in lieu of payment. Come be a part of our fair family during the 2021 Sandwich Fair, Oct. 9-11. Please call, email or stop into the office to learn more!
Also, if you have a drawer full of unwanted pens (that work)? The Fair can use them! Please feel free to drop off all you extras. Come on into the Fair Office Building and say hello, or leave them in the black mailbox out front. Thanks for helping us recycle/reuse!
The newly renovated Sandwich Fair Association Office is now open and staffed Tues - Fri from approx. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Phone: 603 284 7062; email: email@example.com . The Fair will take place October 9, 10, and 11. Fair program books and flyers are available at the Sandwich Fair Office, the Library and many other locations around town. For more information: Kim Weeks, The Sandwich Fair Association, 7 Wentworth Hill Road / POB 161, Sandwich, NH 03227; Tel: 603 284-7062; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fair is making hand sanitizers and hand-washing stations accessible throughout the fairgrounds. The Fair is adhering to current local/state/federal guidelines in their effort to present a safe and successful Fair. Attendance at the Fair constitutes your understanding of the risks of contracting COVID-19. You voluntarily assume full-risk related to the possible exposure to the virus. You are responsible for practicing COVID- 19 best practices to protect yourself and your family--masking, hand-washing/sanitizing, social distancing, etc. The Sandwich Fair, its board of directors and employees cannot be held liable if you contract COVID-19.
The membership of the Sandwich Fair Association, Inc. will have a Fair wrap-up meeting and election of offices on Tuesday, October 19, at 7:00 pm in the Benz Center. The Sandwich Fair is always looking for dedicated members, please contact the Fair Office for more information on becoming a member.
Martha Nichols writes: For one special day during August, over 25 New Hampshire craftspeople will gather together at the beautiful Sandwich, NH town green in front of the League of NH Craftsmen gallery for the annual craft demonstration and sale day, called Artisans on the Green. This year the event will be held on Thursday, August 12, when the Main Street of Center Sandwich will once again become a center of craft celebration and fun for the entire family.
This year’s Artisans on the Green, held during the annual town-wide Sandwich Old Home Week, promises to have something for everyone: craft demonstrations, access to artists, beautiful crafts for sale, animals to pet, and delicious food by the Sandwich Woman’s Club. The Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery organizes this remarkable day and is also the sponsor. The entire event is free: there is no admission charge and there is plentiful parking at marked locations in the historic and beautiful town of Center Sandwich. The event is held in rain or shine from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
There are many favorite artists returning this year, such as Diane Johnson of Soft Touch Farm needle felting, Marion Federspiel digital paintings of landscapes, Zee Hayford sterling silver jewelry, Marcy Greene canvas bags, Dick Devens architectural watercolors, Jennifer Libby soaps and pottery, and Hog Hill Pottery. New this year are Sandwich potters Suzanne Weil and Rachel Bartlett, Anne Richards and Donna Carlucci fiber artists, Martha Spaulding mosaics, and Ralph Watson Fiber art.
Always popular demonstrations on the green and hands-on activities will be available for kids. In addition, many artisans will show you examples of pottery making, needle felting, digital painting, and watercolors in their individual tent locations throughout the day. Every craftsperson on the green is eager and ready to answer questions while encouraging visitors to learn about the skills, materials, and production steps necessary to “do it yourself.” Everyone is encouraged to wander on the green, learn, have fun, and find unique crafts to own or gift.
A founding member of the League of NH Craftsmen, Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery continues to support craftspeople from all regions of New Hampshire and to educate children and adults through its programs. The gallery of fine crafts is open daily from May through October. For a list of craft courses available during the 2021 season, see: https://centersandwich.nhcrafts.org/classesworkshops/
League of NH Craftsmen Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery
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