Saturday, August 10, 2013

Things to do in GREATER FRYEBURG Saturday August 10, 2013

Saturday, AUGUST 10

Art in the Park. Art in the Park will be held in Schouler Park, sponsored by the Mount Washington Valley Arts Association to bring up to 60 artisans and artists with their work to the Mount Washington Valley. For more information , visit the website or stop by the Mount Washington Valley Arts Association office at 16 Norcross Place Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Silver Lake Railroad. Silver Lake Railroad Trains depart Silver Lake Depot Fridays in August at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday departures are 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2, 3 p.m.. As always, the 55-minute train rides are by donation. Silver Lake Railroad is located on Route 113 in Silver Lake. Visit us for more information.
Freedom Old Home Week. Freedom Old Home week continues today with: 7-7:30 a.m., annual Old Home Week 5K Road Race registration and sign-in; 8 a.m., race begins for walkers; 8:30 a.m., race begins for runners; 9:15 a.m., free kids fun run (around ball field and back to school yard); 10 a.m.-1 p.m., friends of the library book and bake sale at the library; 5 p.m., fireman’s lobster supper, town hall.  Contact the Freedom Fire Department for tickets at 539-4261.
Forests for the People: The Story of America's Eastern National Forests.  In Forests for the People: The Story of America's Eastern National Forests, writer Christopher Johnson and forester David Govatski team up to tell the story of the history of that landmark legislation and its successors, how it paved the way for the survival of eastern forests, and the lessons it offers for those looking to preserve the future of these important natural resources. Coupled with current narratives detailing how forest managers from across the region are meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century, this new book offers insight into both the past and the future of eastern forests. Join David Govatski for a presentation on this recent publication at 8 p.m. at the Appalachian Mountain Club Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. . For more information contact the AMC at (603) 466-2727.
Home Food Preservation Workshop. UNH Cooperative Extension will give a home food preservation workshop on Aug. 10, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the UNH Cooperative Extension office, 73 Main Street, Conway to help people learn about preserving homegrown food and find out about the latest methods and recipes. Pre-registration is required: Contact Betty Lou Canty at 603-447-3834 or email her at Registration fee: $5 per person, pay at the door.

Greater Lovell Land Trust Hike. The Greater Lovell Land Trust will lead a hike, 1-3 p.m. at the Chip Stockford Reserve. Meet at the trailhead off Ladies Delight Road in Lovell, Maine. The Chip Stockford Reserve offers a unique glimpse into the geological and cultural history of the region, with its exposed bedrock, foundations and stonewalls. Plus, it is right around the corner from a great ice cream shop. So, join us for the annual meeting, stay for the walk and top of the day with a tasty treat. Activity level: Gentle with limited elevation change and relatively even terrain. For more information call the Greater Lovell Land Trust at 925-1056 or email: or

'Much Ado About Nothing.'
 Advice to the Players presents Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" at 2 p.m. Aug. 9-11 and 15-18 on the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage. There will also be a performance Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m., in the Sandwich Town Hall Theatre. Visit for more information.

Arts and Craft Fair. There will be an arts and craft fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bradley Park on Main Street in Fryeburg to benefit the Church of the New Jerusalm. In the event of rain the fair will be held at the Fryeburg Fair Crafts Pavillion.

Contra Dance. The Tamworth Outing Club is sponsoring contra dances at the Tamworth Town House every Saturday evening this summer. The time is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The club is enthusiastic about having families and children are welcome. The rate for a family is $15; adults $7. People are asked to bring snacks to share. Call Helen Steele at 323-8687 for inspiration and details. Music will be provided by the following performers this month: Dudley and Jackie Laufman Aug. 3 and 24; Puckerbrush Aug. 10; Frank Woodward and New Boston Fancy Aug. 17; and Eric Rollnick Aug. 31.

Yard Sale. There will be a yard sale to benefit the Church of the New Jerusalem, at 9 a.m. at 12 Oxford Street in Fryeburg.

Black Eagle Jazz Band. The Black Eagle Jazz Band will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg, Maine at 7:30 p.m. The Black Eagle Jazz Band has been playing traditional jazz for more than 40 years, and are still going strong. For more information call the box office at (207) 935-9232 or visit

Tamworth Farmers' Market. The Tamworth Farmers' Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Sunday in the summer, through October, rain or shine, in front of the Unitarian Church on Main Street in Tamworth Village. For more information call 323-2392 or visit

Jackson Farmers' Market
The Jackson Farmers' Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from now through Columbus Day, rain or shine, next to Snowflake Inn Field Jackson Village. For more information call (603) 986-5622.

Introduction to the Night Sky: Myth, Science, and Observation.  
Matt Krug gives an interactive exploration of the night sky at 7 p.m. at the Dolly Copp Campground (rain or shine). For more information call the Androscoggin Ranger Station at (603) 466-2713.

Ossipee Farmer's Market. 
The Ossipee Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 7 to Sept. 1, at 755 Route 16, Ossipee, near the junction of Routes 16 and 28. For details visit the website at

Wakefield Marketplace
The Wakefield Marketplace is open at the intersection of Route 16 and Wakefield Road in New Hampshire every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine through Oct. 6. Visit for more information.

Cemetery Program. See the fascinating things our old cemeteries can teach us at a program of the Hiram Historical Society at 1 p.m. Following refreshments at 2 p.m., there will be a hands-on workshop to restore gravestones in the Hiram Village Cemetery. Participants should dress for dirty work and bring gloves. For more information call (207) 625-4762.
'The Hobbit.' Arts in Motion Theater Company is presenting "The Hobbit," an adventurous, family-friendly coming-of-age tale, at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved and paid for in advance by calling 356-0110. For more information visit
'Steel Magnolias.' The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth presents "Steel Magnolias" by Robert Harling at 2 and 8 p.m. Laughter, pathos, friendship and new hairdos bond a group of women as strong as steel, as fragrant as southern magnolias. For more information or to make reservations call 323-8500.

Phill Allard Art Show. The Gatehouse Gallery at 214 Page Hill Road in Tamworth will be hosting an event to showcase Phill Allard's art entitled "Come See Joy" from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be live entertainment, food, amazing art for sale and a chance to meet the artist himself. More of his art can be seen at!/phillip.allard?fref=ts.
Madison Old Home Week. Madison Old Home Week continues with a free yoga class at 8:30 a.m. at Madison Elementary School. For more information call 367-9911. There will two kayaking events: a poker run and separate time course from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call Ron/Kim Force at 367-4643. There will be train rides from 12 to 3 p.m. at Silver Lake Railroad Company. A corn husking contest will be at the edge of Silver Lake at 1 p.m. The Historical Society Museum will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be cardboard boat races at 4 p.m. Pick up directions and information at the post office. There is a $5 entry fee. There will be a bean hole supper at the foot of Silver Lake at 5 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 6.
Family Movie Matinee. The Effingham Public Library summer reading program continues with a family movie matinee at 12:30 p.m. Today’s movie is one of the few animated features that is “hilariously great entertainment for kids, and absolutely engaging entertainment for adults.” Featuring the voice talent of George Clooney and Meryl Streep, this film is rated PG. Free popcorn. For more information call 539-1537. The library is located at 30 Town House Road just off Route 153.
Chicken Barbecue. The Saco valley fire dept. will be having their annual chicken barbecue at the Saco Valley Fire Station, Route 113 in North Fryeburg from 1 to 6 p.m. Food served is a large half chicken grilled with a secret marinade, homemade Maine-grown potato salad, local grown sweet corn, fresh dinner roll and a choice o homemade desserts with a soft drink or water for $10. There will also be large amount of local items are being raffled off to support this volunteer department. Dennis and Davey will be performing from 1 to 3:30 p.m. All are welcomed to attend.

Brownfield Day. Brownfield Day at the Brownfield Community Center is from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Happenings include: car show, parade, pie eating contest, firemen's muster, cow chip bingo, bonfire, horseshoes, vendors, crafters, inflatables in kiddie land, beer tent, music with DJ Johnny V and band Roundabout and tons of yummy food.

Summer Theater Camp Performance. Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Christian Hill Road in Lovell presents the summer theater camps' selections from "Mary Poppins" at 2 p.m. Refreshments provided. Free, but donations accepted. Sponsored by the Sear Family Foundation.
Get Wild. Ossipee Conservation Commission is sponsoring a fishing day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sumner Brook Farm. Kids catch their first fish free. Snack and refreshments will be provided. A display of two moose with locked horns will be on display. Sumner Brook Farm is at 277 Route 16, Ossipee. For more information, call (603) 264-9700.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

This Week at Denmark Arts Center

A Fun Weekend Here at DAC...

The summer is high, and the work is long here at the DAC. Play rehearsals have taken the place of (kind of) lazy afternoons and we have Artists in Residence clammering at the doors, waiting to come in. Only one event is planned for this weekend, but it is a big one - and you would be a fool to miss it. Find out why here.
Also, if you're a town dump regular, you would have noticed that the DAC has commissioned two strange Dutch women to pick through your trash and make it into art. Their residency will come to an end every shortly, but it is highly encouraged that you will decide to lend them a helping hand. They will divulge that they require assistance in splitting and cleaning shards of mica. So, if you could donate an hour here or an hour there - they (and we!) would surely appreciate it. Give us a call at (207) 452-2412, and we'll love you forever. Volunteers make a non-profit soar, and we're definitely in need.
Our kid's camps registration has come to a close - because they're all full! Film camp is going wonderfully this week, and Mary Bastoni's much awaited Theater camp is just around the corner.

The gallery is open this weekend, Friday through Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. Come by and see what's hanging on the walls!

See you around at the DAC...

August 10

Stories from the Past; Sounds from the Future, w/Jeff Beam & Friends
7:30 pm, $10

Join the DAC for a very special night of rare film and live music, as we welcome celebrated Portland musician Jeff Beam to Denmark for the world premiere of a new DAC commission, Stories from the Past; Sounds from the Future. Working closely with Bucksport’s own Northeast Historic Film archives, Beam has selected a handful of silent-film curiosities from throughout New England around which to build an eclectic songspiel. From scenes of blueberry farming in Hiram, to ice harvesting in Machias, via anonymous family tales on the shores of any old Maine lake, these forgotten historical documents provide the perfect foils for Beam’s elegant, evocative scores and songs. So come on down and see Maine like you’ve never seen it before!
NOTE: This screening will be followed by a panel discussion about representations of Maine, Past & Future.

Thursday, August 15

Grand Unveiling of Karpinski/Hendrix Dump Creation

The specifics are yet to be figured, but the grand (and secret!) Denmark Transfer Station Artist Residency will be unveiled this coming Thursday. Either in the DAC or at the dump, the event will be black tie with champagne. Look forward to an email coming soon..


The DAC now has an online shop for your Dam Jam Merchandise needs. Merchandise was left over after this year's biggest party, and we're giving you the chance to claim what you were not able to.

Click here to see what's for sale.

The August meeting of the Oxford County GOP and annual Pie auction

Our August meeting will be in Fryeburg  on Tuesday the 13th at 5:30pm.
The Guest Speaker for this meeting is Maine GOP Vice Chair Susan Morissette.

The Oxford County GOP will also be conducting our annual Pie Auction!
Pies will be available from First Lady Ann LePage , Linda Bean, and many more.
The meeting will be at the Fryeburg Fair Grounds in the cafeteria.
1154 Main St Fryeburg Maine

Wealth? What is it? Why do certain people have it? By Mike Corthell

   What is the first thing we think of when we hear ''They're WEALTHY! Probably we think that they have money and lots of it. But are they completely wealthy? The dictionary defines wealthy as: #1. ''having great wealth, rich affluent.'' But definition #2 says, ''Rich in character, ample...'' 
   By my definition being wealthy also includes having a loving family, lots and lots of friends to love and they love you back. Further, a wealthy life is also a full life. Certain people have great wealth simply because they think abundance all the time. They attract that wealth... 
   They think abundance in ALL things. And as you receive abundantly, give abundantly - in all things good; love, faith, charity and hope - a helping hand - everything good in your life. Give all good things to all people all the time and it will all come back to you, just like a circle. Over and over again.

True wealth is abundance in all that is good. True love is paying it forward forever...

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Human Machine, Divine Engineer by Mike Corthell

Good morning my friends.

Walt Whitman said, ''... your very flesh shall be a great poem.''

   Except for mature red blood cells all of the cells that make up our bodies contain DNA. DNA carries all of the information for your physical characteristics plus it has recently been determined - collective memory. 

   The spiral helix is an exquisite storage device and has been considered a model for future organic computer memory.

   Our future on this planet depends on the lessons of our past, mistakes we made but also our successes. Do you wonder were inventions come from, all those foundational ideas from Euclid to da Vinci to Einstein?

   Each of us is a whole universe, containing the knowledge of all there is - its content activated when needed or called upon.

   What does it all mean? God didn't put 'all his eggs in one basket' for one. Another? Your body is the most marvelous machine ever created...and we are all equal in this regard.

   Just something I woke up thinking about on a clear, bright morning in a very beautiful Fryeburg, Maine.

What do you think you can do with your machine today?