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May 30, 2015

- 22 Events

King Pine Triathlon

6:00 AM - East Madison

The KING PINE TRIATHLON SPRINT DISTANCE is the perfect season opener for veterans of the sport looking to dust off the cobwebs as well as a beginners looking to experience their first race. Designed with beginners in mind, the race begins with a 1/3 mile swim in the crystal waters of Purity Lake. This time of the year water temperatures will be in the low 60's. A wetsuit is not mandatory, but recommended. Scenic roadways of Madison and Freedom N.H. make up the 12.5 mile Bike Course. Enjoy the beautiful rolling landscape on the newly paved road system. Run along Rt.153 into Eaton. and back. The event is open to all ability groups age 13 and up. A Triathlon RELAY TEAM Division is also available. Put together a team with family, friends or co-workers. Interested in joining a team? Looking for a team mate? We can help! The DUATHLON is available for the land lovers. We will bus you to the race start 2 miles from the transition area. Upon entering the transition area you will join the other athletes to complete the bike and run course. The Duathlon Division is open to all ability groups age 13 and up. A Duathlon RELAY TEAM Division is also available. Put together a team with family, friends or co-workers. Interested in joining a team? Looking for a team mate? We can help! An AQUABIKE DIVISION is available for the swimmers and cyclists. NO run course!! Compete with the other swimmers and cyclists, but finish your race with a short walk/jog to the finish line. This event is for everyone that doesn't enjoy the run of a triathlon.

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Mountain Mucker Obstacle Race

8:30 AM - Newbury

Mountain Mucker is a 5K obstacle race on Mount Sunapee for competitors age 12 and older. You will need strength, stamina, balance, brainpower and teammates to get through the course. Includes additional “challenge loops” if 5K isn’t enough and a competitive wave for those seeking more competition. It’s an all-day festival featuring live music, food & beverage and activities and entertainment for the whole family. Mini-Mucker and Micro-Mucker courses for kids ages 5-11. To register and for more information visit www.themountainmucker.com.

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Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition

9:00 AM - Concord

Practicing their art while teaching it, St. Paul's School fine arts faculty members cultivate a community of creation within the Hargate Art Center. These teacher/artists display their recent works once a year in the Annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition at the Hargate Gallery. Meet the artists and join the SPS community in celebrating the opening of the final show of the 2014/15 school year on Friday, May 1st from 6-8 pm. Works will include paintings by Colin Callahan, photography by Charles Lemay, drawings by Brian Schroyer, and ceramics Rebecca Soderberg and will be on display May 1 - May 31 (Tues-Sat 9-4).

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Milford Arts Festival

9:00 AM - Milford

Following the 6th Annual Taste of Milford on Friday night, May 29th, the Milford Oval will be transformed into a colony of artists on the weekend of May 30th and 31st. This event, presented by the Milford Improvement Team, will show Milford’s artistic beauty, by showcasing Fine Art from area artists, Contemporary Crafts, Live Music, Two Performance stages, Kids Activities, Face Painting, Bouncy Houses, and of course, the Unique Dining and Shopping Experience that attendees of the Milford Arts Festival will enjoy In and Around the historic Milford Oval. Many of the musical entertainers scheduled to perform at the arts festival, are some the area’s best known and favorite performers, such as PB & Jammin’, Amy Conley on the guitar, banjo, harmonica and more, The Kukuleles, Derek Fimble, Marlena Phillips, Voices of Hope, and Riverbend. Attendees will also enjoy performances by Vouli Dance, Kathy Blake Dance Studio, Tokyo Joe’s and others!! There are also Bouncy Houses and kids' art activities!

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Guided Trail Rides

9:00 AM - Stratford

9 a.m. start for trail rides & Spaghetti dinner at 4 p.m. Offered by North Country ATV & benefits Wounded Warrior Project.

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D Acres Volunteer Day

10:00 AM - Dorchester

Get your hands dirty and join the the D Acres Staff in projects around the homestead. Lunch included. Held every last Saturday of the month.

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17th Annual International Classic Video Game Tournament

10:00 AM - Laconia

Come see the arcade and the tournament that sparked the revival of classic coin-op arcade competitions! First 100 entrants receive a goody bag and official tournament t-shirt!

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Chain Maille for Teens & Tweens Class with Deb Fairchild

10:00 AM - Meredith

Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, May 30th from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm for a Chain Maille for Teens & Tweens Class with juried artist Deb Fairchild. In this, you will learn the (easy!) secret for transforming a pile of jump rings into an awesome bracelet using the Byzantine knot technique. You'll also learn about many different ways to use this technique to create awesome jewelry for yourself and your friends. The Byzantine is a great introduction to chain maille! The tuition for the class is $20 per student and must be paid in advance. There will be an additional $12 materials fee that will be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For ages 11 – 15. To register for this workshop either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

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Family Fish Tour Day

10:00 AM - Manchester

Party with us this fish season by going on a tour with your family to acknowledge our 20 year partnership with Eversource Energy! Learn all about our fish ladder, the Amoskeag Hydro station, the history of the Amoskeag area, and the unique fish restoration projects in our region. It will be a day filled with NH fish facts, fish lore, fishy games and activities.

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Take a Walk on the Shade Side

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features Shade and Woodland Gardens. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch to eat in the Rose Garden Patio. The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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Woodshed Roasting Company - Open House

10:00 AM - Laconia

Open house for the public to see the Roasting operation - Coffee will be served

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Spring Farm Day

10:00 AM - Milton NH

May 30th Spring Farm Day 10 am- 3 pm & The Milton Market 9:30 am-1:30 pm Celebrate Spring with a dance around the maypole and learn to make spring tonic. Living history farmhouse tours will focus this year on the World War 11 Era on the Jones Farm, along with 1940s cooking demonstrations and activities. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride around the farm, and demonstrations of traditional crafts. Kids can make a paper pot and plant a seed to take home and learn about Victory Gardens. Every one is invited to help plant seeds in the children’s garden. Admission: $7 adult, $4 child ages 4-17 years/ members free. The Milton Market is free and open to the public. Seedlings will be offered for sale. This program is sponsored by Studley’s Gardens of Rochester.

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Mount Washington Valley Herb, Food and Beer Tour

11:00 AM - Intervale

Spring in the White Mountains brings us many things. A time for nature to renew itself and this year, a chance to bring out the culinary enthusiast in all of us.

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Distillery Tours at Djinn Spirits

12:00 PM - Nashua

Come take a distillery tour and learn about distillation. If you're over 21 you can sample and purchase our spirits. We are currently offering our Vapor Infused Gin (2014 Best of NH Winner!), our traditional white whiskey, our aged Beat 3 Reserve Whiskey, and Krupnik, a spiced honey liqueur based on a 500 year old recipe. Tours run 12PM, 1, 2, 3, and 4PM. Send an email to register.

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Chain Maille Elegance! Class with Deb Fairchild

1:00 PM - Meredith

Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, May 30th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm for a Chain Maille Elegance! class with juried artist Deb Fairchild. So many ancient chain maille techniques have been adapted for modern jewelry, and the Double Spiral technique is truly one of the most elegant and versatile. In this class students will be making a double spiral bracelet. It makes a great stand alone piece or a distinctive chain for charms and pendants. This class will also cover the basics of chain maille (tools, materials, resources, etc.). No prior chain maille experience required. The tuition for the class is $25 per student and must be paid in advance. There will be an additional $15 materials fee that will be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

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Memorial Day Service

2:00 PM - Rindge

An annual service dedicated to the memory and honor of all Americans who serve the Nation.

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Heritage at the Mills - Akwaaba African Dance and Drum Ensemble

2:00 PM - Newmarket

The Akwaaba Dance and Drum Ensemble brings the rhythms and sounds of Africa to the Newmarket Millspace on Saturday, May 30, from 2-5 p.m. Produced by the award-winning Newmarket Heritage Festival, “Heritage at the Mills” features a high-energy performance by the Akwaaba Ensemble from 4-5 p.m. Drum enthusiasts can attend a drumming workshop for children (ages 4-12) at 2 p.m. or for adults (ages 13 and up) at 3 p.m. No experience necessary! Attend the workshops or just come for the performance. Also, enjoy “Music on Main Street” (12– 6 p.m.). Stroll the sidewalks and discover the great food, great shops, and great people in historic downtown Newmarket! Admission: $5 (children under 4, free). Drums and rhythm instruments available for sharing at the workshops. Bring drums if you have them! Location: Millspace, 55 Main Street, Newmarket, NH. For more information: heritage-festival.com.

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Rock 'n' Roll Saturday Night Dinner Cruise

6:00 PM - Weirs Beach

Enjoy the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night on a sunset cruise with dinner and dancing aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Buffet dinner and dancing to live music. The best nightlife in New England. From Weirs Beach 6--9 PM. More information and tickets at: http://www.cruiseNH.com/schedule.php

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Date Night

6:00 PM - Manchester

This is a perfect activity for right before dinner or right afterward! Everything for a couple is included with the listed price (materials, tools, instruction, etc.). We will guide you through a basic pottery lesson and then you will be set free on the wheel to make your own creations! You are welcome to bring food, chocolates or beverages. However, once we get going on the wheel, there is not much opportunity to drink and snack (your hands will be covered with clay!). Date nights will be offered from 6-7:30 or from 7:30-9PM. Pick your day, pick your time, and have fun! The piece you make will be available for pick up three-four weeks after your date.

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Music in Bass Hall: Rich Greenblatt and Brass Taco

7:30 PM - Peterborough

Jazz aficionados in the Monadnock region have a real treat in store when the Rich Greenblatt and Brass Taco brings their show to the Bass Hall. This modern jazz group mixes in swing, funk, odd-time signatures, South American, and the blues. The band showcases Greenblatt’s lyrical and rhythmically quirky compositions combined with each musician’s extraordinary improvisational gifts. Each song has a unique mood and style. Get ready for a melodic, jazz band that swings hard, grooves deep, and soars on ballads. Rich Greenblatt is a musician who offers great breadth of performing, with his unique musical personality providing a clarity of purpose and a beautiful sound. The Band Rich Greenblatt-vibes and compositions Mark Shilansky-piano and keyboards Keala Kaumeheiwa-bass Steve Langone-drums Special Guest: Greg Hopkins- Trumpet and Flugelhorn

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Lost River Evening Lantern Tour

8:00 PM - N. Woodstock

Astonishing during the day this is a whole new adventure at night! Caves are lit by lanterns & boardwalks are lit by headlamps. Guided tour begins at dusk on weekends throughout the season. By reservation only; space is limited. Recommended for ages 5 and up due to safety concerns. Please call (603)745-8031 for more information

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Caravan of Thieves

8:00 PM - Bethlehem

Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs. If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton’s house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired.

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May 31, 2015

- 14 Events

Hollis Flea Market

7:00 AM - Hollis

Family Fun Event! Stay an hour or spend the day! The Hollis Flea Market has a long-standing tradition of being the destination of choice for bargain hunters of all ages. In fact, we've been offering great deals on unusual and traditional merchandise longer than just about anyone. From one-of-a-kind things to new name-brand merchandise at HUGE SAVINGS, we've got something for everyone. Hundreds of dealers offer everything from yard sale items to fine collectibles and quality antiques. Huge variety of items featuring new sellers each week as well as full season vendors Snack bar with wide variety of items including breakfast and lunch all day Admission is free. Parking $2.00 Learn more here: hollisflea.com or https://www.facebook.com/HollisFleaMarket

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Annual Golf Tournament with the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

8:45 AM - Bretton Woods

Join the MWVCC for its Golf Tournament for a day of fun and friendly competition out on the greens. This year's tournament will be held at the Omni Mount Washington Golf Course, An awards BBQ to follow at the clubhouse celebrating the winners of First, Second and Third Place Teams, and those that are... Closest to the Line - Men and Women, Longest Drive - Men and Women, Closest to the Pin - Men and Women Putting Contest - Men and Women You could even drive off in a 2015 Chevrolet Trax compliments of Crest Auto World if you land a hole-in-one. It's happened before at the Chamber's 2010 golf tournament! You never know, it could happen to you!

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Farm Brunch at Moulton Farm

9:00 AM - Meredith

The entire family will enjoy our outdoor brunch buffet featuring seasonal fruit, delicious baked goods, egg and breakfast meat dishes prepared by the farm’s talented kitchen and bakery staff.

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Milford Arts Festival

9:00 AM - Milford

Following the 6th Annual Taste of Milford on Friday night, May 29th, the Milford Oval will be transformed into a colony of artists on the weekend of May 30th and 31st. This event, presented by the Milford Improvement Team, will show Milford’s artistic beauty, by showcasing Fine Art from area artists, Contemporary Crafts, Live Music, Two Performance stages, Kids Activities, Face Painting, Bouncy Houses, and of course, the Unique Dining and Shopping Experience that attendees of the Milford Arts Festival will enjoy In and Around the historic Milford Oval. Many of the musical entertainers scheduled to perform at the arts festival, are some the area’s best known and favorite performers, such as PB & Jammin’, Amy Conley on the guitar, banjo, harmonica and more, The Kukuleles, Derek Fimble, Marlena Phillips, Voices of Hope, and Riverbend. Attendees will also enjoy performances by Vouli Dance, Kathy Blake Dance Studio, Tokyo Joe’s and others!! There are also Bouncy Houses and kids' art activities!

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Farm Brunch at Moulton Farm

9:00 AM - Meredith

The entire family will enjoy our outdoor brunch buffet featuring seasonal fruit, delicious baked goods, egg and breakfast meat dishes prepared by the farm’s talented kitchen and bakery staff.

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Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise on the M/S Mount Washington

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach

Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise. Enjoy a wonderful Champagne Brunch with Jazz entertainment aboard the M/S Mount Washington while you cruise Lake Winnipesaukee, the most beautiful scenic cruise in New England. Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest Lake in NH and covers 72 square miles. This crystal clear natural body of water is spring fed and surrounded by 3 mountain ranges. It contains more than 240 habitable Islands. There is no better way to see New Hampshire's natural wonders. From Weirs Beach at 10 AM and 12:30 PM. From Alton Bay at 11:15. For more information call 603-366-5531 or go to www.cruiseNH.com

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Take a Walk on the Shade Side

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features Shade and Woodland Gardens. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch to eat in the Rose Garden Patio. The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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17th Annual International Classic Video Game Tournament

10:00 AM - Laconia

Come see the arcade and the tournament that sparked the revival of classic coin-op arcade competitions! First 100 entrants receive a goody bag and official tournament t-shirt!

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Mount Washington Valley Herb, Food and Beer Tour

11:00 AM - Intervale

Spring in the White Mountains brings us many things. A time for nature to renew itself and this year, a chance to bring out the culinary enthusiast in all of us.

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Distillery Tours at Djinn Spirits

12:00 PM - Nashua

Come take a distillery tour and learn about distillation. If you're over 21 you can sample and purchase our spirits. We are currently offering our Vapor Infused Gin (2014 Best of NH Winner!), our traditional white whiskey, our aged Beat 3 Reserve Whiskey, and Krupnik, a spiced honey liqueur based on a 500 year old recipe. Tours run 12PM, 1, 2, 3, and 4PM. Send an email to register.

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"Dick Whittington and His Cat" presented by MoCo Arts Storytime Theatre

2:00 PM - Keene

Dick Whittington and His Cat, presented by MoCo Arts Storytime Theatre, May 31 at 2 & 4pm at the MoCo Arts Black Box Theatre. $10/general, available May 4 by visiting or calling the MoCo Arts front desk for tickets, 357-2100. www.moco.org. Dick Whittington is a poor boy who travels to London with hopes of finding streets paved with gold. He arrives to find it filled with people, mud, and horses but no gold. He does however find a cat, a very special cat, who is the best mouser in the city. Will this cat bring fortune to poor Dick Whittington?

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"Dick Whittington and His Cat" presented by MoCo Arts Storytime Theatre

4:00 PM - Keene

Dick Whittington and His Cat, presented by MoCo Arts Storytime Theatre, May 31 at 2 & 4pm at the MoCo Arts Black Box Theatre. $10/general, available May 4 by visiting or calling the MoCo Arts front desk for tickets, 357-2100. www.moco.org. Dick Whittington is a poor boy who travels to London with hopes of finding streets paved with gold. He arrives to find it filled with people, mud, and horses but no gold. He does however find a cat, a very special cat, who is the best mouser in the city. Will this cat bring fortune to poor Dick Whittington?

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Gallery Recepton - The Artistry of Hooked Rugs

5:30 PM - Moultonborough

Join us as we celebrate the first gallery exhibit of the season, The Artistry of Hooked Rugs. Complimentary wine and crudités will be available during the reception. THE ARTISTRY OF HOOKED RUGS On view May 9 through June 29 Join us for the first gallery exhibit of the season, The Artistry of Hooked Rugs. This juried exhibition, showcasing hooked rugs handcrafted by local fiber artists, will be on display in The Carriage House Art Gallery. Check the calendar on our website, www.castleintheclouds.org/program-calendar, for fiber artist demonstration days! Exhibition and Gallery Reception generously sponsored by Tanger Outlets Tilton.

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Benefit Jazz Concert

7:00 PM - Nashua

Seasoned jazz musicians Pam Purvis and Bob Ackerman are returning to Nashua with their sophisticated, soulful and swinging jazz, uniquely interpreting standards from the American songbook, jazz classics and original material, with Purvis on vocals and keyboard, Ackerman on the saxophone, clarinet and flute. Pam and Bob are known for drawing in an audience, with Purvis often getting an entire audience to join her in scatting. All proceeds from the concert help fund the restoration of the Yankee Flyer Diner mural by NH Artist Laureate James Aponovich in downtown Nashua.

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June 01, 2015

- 6 Events

Connections to Nature with Lars Turin

10:00 AM - Meredith

The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is pleased to represent potter Lars Turin as our June Artist of the Month. Connections to Nature is an exhibit of both his functional and sculptural pieces. During the month of June his work will be featured at the Meredith Fine Craft Gallery. Lars Turin’s works-in-clay are inspired by his interpersonal relationship to self and others and from the forces within nature and the patterns that those forces create, especially those on the seacoast. He utilizes a number of different clay techniques and processes to create his distinct textured pieces. Design results are either inherent in the cracking clay or enhanced by marks I make on the outer surface, either by scoring the surface or impressing a pattern into it. Please join us at League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on June 7th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm to Meet the Artist, this is free and open to the public. Lars Turin will be at the Gallery, watch him demonstrate his work, see the craft come together, ask questions, and listen to his stories. For more information, call the Gallery at (603) 279-7920.

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Introduction to Rug Hooking class with Pam Bartlett

6:00 PM - North Loudon

On Mondays, April 27th – June 1st from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM learn the basic tricks and tips in this Introduction to Rug Hooking class with Pam Bartlett. Students will learn the basics and have a selection of beginner patterns to pick from with a choice of colors to work with. Materials include hook, pattern, wool to complete project. Students will need to bring a 12-inch quilting type hoop. This class will be held at the Woolen Pear at the Brookside Mall located at 563 Route 106 in North Loudon, NH. It is next to the Eggshell Restaurant. Tuition is $145.00 per student, and there is no additional materials fee. Space is limited. Please call the Meredith Gallery at 603.279.7920 to reserve your seat. Pre-registration is required.

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Prenatal Yoga Classes

6:30 PM - Manchester

This six-week session of Prenatal Yoga classes meets every Monday night, June 1 through July 6, 2015. These classes are designed especially for the pregnant practitioner and practice postures that will help to: • Create more opening in the hips and abdominal region, which will help make space for your baby; • Alleviate tension in the back, neck and shoulders; • Create more openness in the chest; and • Increase circulation to help prevent swelling in the feet and ankles. As your body changes with pregnancy, so will your yoga practice. We will modify poses based on which trimester you are in and how your are feeling. Most importantly, this class will honor your mother's intuition, reinforce your body awareness and improve your ability to practice self care during pregnancy and into motherhood. This class is also appropriate for post natal students.

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Gibson's Book Club Reads The Bees, by Laline Paull

7:00 PM - Concord

The Handmaid's Tale meets The Hunger Games in this brilliantly imagined debut set in an ancient culture where only the queen may breed and deformity means death. Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw but her courage and strength are an asset. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect pollen. She also finds her way into the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous. But when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all--daring to challenge the Queen's fertility--enemies abound, from the fearsome fertility police who enforce the strict social hierarchy to the high priestesses jealously wedded to power. Her deepest instincts to serve and sacrifice are now overshadowed by an even deeper desire, a fierce maternal love that will bring her into conflict with her conscience, her heart, her society--and lead her to unthinkable deeds. Thrilling, suspenseful and spectacularly imaginative, The Bees gives us a dazzling young heroine and will change forever the way you look at the world outside your window. Our book club is open to all. We've chosen an eclectic, ambitious list of books for the coming year: join us for every meeting, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

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NHTP Presents Adult Summer Workshops

7:00 PM - Portsmouth

2015 Adult Summer Workshops are open for Registration! All skill sets welcome, from beginner to veteran! PERSONAL STORYTELLING Monday, June 1, 7:00-9:30 pm Instructor: Genevieve Aichele Find your inner storyteller! Whether you want to perform personal stories live or on the radio, improve your business storytelling, or simply become a more dynamic public speaker, this workshop offers techniques and tips for both shaping and telling a personal story. IMPROV FOR BETTER SCENE WORK Monday, June 15, 7:00-9:30 pm Instructor: Robin Fowler Learn how improvisation techniques can help you connect thoughts and actions, make you a better acting partner, and overall strengthen your scene work. Bring a scene you want to work on or use one provided by us. IMPROV FOR AUDITIONERS Wednesday, June 17, 7:00-9:30 pm Instructor: Robin Fowler Use improvisation skills to improve your auditions. Whether you have something specific you’re working on or just want practice, come train in a f un and safe environment! We’ll work on keeping moments fresh, finding the unexpected, and even dealing with the anxiety that even the most seasoned performers feel before an audition. IMPROV PLAYGROUND Monday, June 22, 7:00-9:30 pm Instructor: Robin Fowler Come play improv games! A completely open class where we exercise our improvisation muscles by playing games and having fun. Classic games, new games, bring your own suggestions if you have a favorite, just come and play.

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Christmas In June

11:00 PM - Jackson

Join the local businesses of Jackson, Bartlett, Glen & Intervale as they open their doors to share their northern hospitality and holiday fun with you in June. Come experience holiday fun in warmer weather. Instead of skating, skiing and snowshoeing you can hike, bike, kayak or take a swim. If you weren't able to come and share the magic of the holidays with us in December now is your chance to see what it was like... Many local businesses will be hosting lots of fun and exciting things to do. “Christmas In June” celebration continues from June 1st through the 13th. Monday June 1st kicks off this community celebration with Open House Invitations and Gift Give away events. Summering, Santa will be on vacation in the Jackson Area of New Hampshire during this celebration and Santa has agreed to meet with his favorite people... the children on Saturday June 6th and 13th to say hello and hear all about the children's summer plans. Make your reservations today for a Jingle Bell Chocolate Challenge Tour. This Self-Guided Tour of some of Jackson's Premiere Businesses will not only entertain you but treat your taste buds with delicious chocolaty treats. Who doesn't like Chocolate! The Chocolate Challenge takes place on Saturday June 6th from 11 AM - 4 PM.

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June 02, 2015

- 6 Events

WorkReadyNH Class

8:15 AM - Concord

Short term skill building classes where participants earn certifications and improve skills. This program gives job-seekers the edge in finding employment in today's market! Program starts June 2 ends June 19. Call Lisa to register.

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It's Rhododendron Time!

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features rhododendrons and other broad-leaf evergreens. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1PM – 5PM (tea price $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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Gentle Yoga Series

5:30 PM - Manchester

Curious about meditation but not really sure how to do it? Want to start Yoga but intimidated about joining a regular studio class? Join Kate for a six-week Yoga and Meditation series perfect for complete beginners or even experienced students who want a slower paced class and who want to start a regular - and easy! - meditation practice. We will begin each class with gentle stretching postures, relaxing flows and breathing techniques that create ease in the body, release stress and reduce tension. We will then finish with a series of different meditation techniques, starting slowly and gradually building upon the previous week's work. Absolutely no Yoga or Meditation experience is required.

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Ron Goodgame & Donna Canney 2015 Educational Programming

7:00 PM - Wolfeboro

Maine Boy Goes to War – Lecture and Book Signing by Author Paul Marshall Paul Marshall is a retired United Methodist Minister who grew up in the woods of northern Maine, living in a one -room tarpaper shack. His world changed dramatically when he was drafted and served as a combat medic during WW II. In Europe he saw images of death and destruction that would haunt him forever. Two decades after the war, Marshall was given a chance of a lifetime to turn the tide of destruction into hope. In 1964 Marshall and his family moved to Truk, an island lagoon in the South Pacific, where he built and ran a school for future Micronesian leaders. On the island he saw how the same super powers that brought about World War II had also dominated and oppressed the people of Micronesia. So he set out to make a difference in their lives by encouraging their autonomy and freedom through the power of love and family. Reverend Marshall’s book will be for sale at the lecture. Doors open at 6:00 program begins at 7:00. Call 569-1212 to reserve your seats.

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Music in Bass Hall presents Dave Eggar with Max ZT

7:30 PM - Peterborough

Dave Eggar was a musical prodigy, beginning to play the cello and piano at age three and performing as a singer and actor on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera at age seven. He trained as a classical cellist at the Juilliard School, and later graduated from Harvard University and the Juilliard School’s Doctoral Program. He debuted in Carnegie Hallat 15 as the youngest winner in the history of the Artists International competition. He has appeared throughout the world as a classical soloist, including concerto appearances at Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, London’s Barbican Center, the Paris Opera, and the Hollywood Bowl. In fact, that is Dave’s cello leading the way at the top of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida”. He is the winner of the prestigious SONY Elevated Standards Awards for Excellence in the area of Classical Music. It is impossible to predict what Dave will do in Bass Hall, except that we know it will be brilliant and energetic.

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Christmas In June

11:00 PM - Jackson

Join the local businesses of Jackson, Bartlett, Glen & Intervale as they open their doors to share their northern hospitality and holiday fun with you in June. Come experience holiday fun in warmer weather. Instead of skating, skiing and snowshoeing you can hike, bike, kayak or take a swim. If you weren't able to come and share the magic of the holidays with us in December now is your chance to see what it was like... Many local businesses will be hosting lots of fun and exciting things to do. “Christmas In June” celebration continues from June 1st through the 13th. Monday June 1st kicks off this community celebration with Open House Invitations and Gift Give away events. Summering, Santa will be on vacation in the Jackson Area of New Hampshire during this celebration and Santa has agreed to meet with his favorite people... the children on Saturday June 6th and 13th to say hello and hear all about the children's summer plans. Make your reservations today for a Jingle Bell Chocolate Challenge Tour. This Self-Guided Tour of some of Jackson's Premiere Businesses will not only entertain you but treat your taste buds with delicious chocolaty treats. Who doesn't like Chocolate! The Chocolate Challenge takes place on Saturday June 6th from 11 AM - 4 PM.

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June 03, 2015

- 6 Events

It's Rhododendron Time!

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features rhododendrons and other broad-leaf evergreens. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1PM – 5PM (tea price $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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Aviation Job Fair

11:00 AM - Londonderry

Attention all job seekers! The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire announces it’s first job fair for regional businesses interested in filling aerospace and aviation related positions. This will be an excellent opportunity for businesses to get together with a potential pool of applicants in one place. The fair will take place at the museum on Wednesday June 3rd from 11:00AM until 4:00PM. Entrance fee for job seekers is $3.00. There is a table registration fee of $150. Space is limited, so businesses should reserve a table early to ensure their presence. Please contact the museum at [email protected] or call 603-669-4820 for more information or to reserve a table. The Aviation Museum of NH is located at 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, NH 03053. For more information visit www.aviationmuseumofnh.org. The Aviation Museum of NH is part of the “Experience New Hampshire Heritage: The Portsmouth to Plymouth Museum Trail.” To learn more about The Trail, visit nhmuseumtrail.org.

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Aviation Job Fair

11:00 AM - Londonderry

 The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire announces it’s first job fair for regional businesses interested in filling aerospace related positions. This will be an excellent opportunity for businesses to get together with a potential pool of applicants in one place. The fair will take place at the museum on Wednesday June 3rd from 11:00AM until 4:00PM. There is a table registration fee of $150. Space is limited, so businesses should reserve a table early to ensure their presence. Please contact the museum at [email protected] or call 603-669-4820 for more information or to reserve a table. The Aviation Museum of NH is located at 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, NH 03053. For more information visit www.aviationmuseumofnh.org. The Aviation Museum of NH is part of the “Experience New Hampshire Heritage: The Portsmouth to Plymouth Museum Trail.” To learn more about The Trail, visit nhmuseumtrail.org.

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2015 Canterbury Community Farmers Market

4:00 PM - Canterbury

This traditional farmers market features ultra-fresh and local produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, artisan bread, micro-brew ale, maple products, flowers, and crafts. Each week there will be a changing selection of goodies to taste, kids' activities, and demos. We accept EBT/SNAP, credit, and debit cards. Go to the Market Info Tent to use your card to purchase tokens. Each market also features a FREE live music concert that you can enjoy while you shop. Check our website at www.ccfma.net for the full schedule of events and music! The center of Canterbury is picture postcard perfect. The farmers market is nestled alongside the Elkins public library, and there is plenty of parking both in the library lot, and the adjacent town center. There is no need to cross a road from the parking area to the market, and the large grassy areas that surround the town center, library, church, and market are a safe place for kids to run and play. Note: The market is easily accessible, and the library is open during market hours so bathrooms are available. Dogs are welcome — on leashes, please!

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Thriller author Shannon Kirk, METHOD 15/33

7:00 PM - Concord

Join Gibson's Bookstore as Shannon Kirk presents a nail biting thriller where the dangerous criminals may not be the most dangerous person in the room About the book: Imagine a helpless, pregnant 16-year-old who's just been yanked from the serenity of her home and shoved into a dirty van. Kidnapped. Alone... Terrified. Now forget her. Picture instead a pregnant, 16-year-old, manipulative prodigy shoved into a dirty van. From the first moment of her kidnapping, she feels a calm desire for two things: to save her unborn son and to exact merciless revenge. She is methodical, calculating, scientific in her plotting. She might be a clinical sociopath. "Method 15/33" is what happens when the victim is just as cold as the captors."

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Christmas In June

11:00 PM - Jackson

Join the local businesses of Jackson, Bartlett, Glen & Intervale as they open their doors to share their northern hospitality and holiday fun with you in June. Come experience holiday fun in warmer weather. Instead of skating, skiing and snowshoeing you can hike, bike, kayak or take a swim. If you weren't able to come and share the magic of the holidays with us in December now is your chance to see what it was like... Many local businesses will be hosting lots of fun and exciting things to do. “Christmas In June” celebration continues from June 1st through the 13th. Monday June 1st kicks off this community celebration with Open House Invitations and Gift Give away events. Summering, Santa will be on vacation in the Jackson Area of New Hampshire during this celebration and Santa has agreed to meet with his favorite people... the children on Saturday June 6th and 13th to say hello and hear all about the children's summer plans. Make your reservations today for a Jingle Bell Chocolate Challenge Tour. This Self-Guided Tour of some of Jackson's Premiere Businesses will not only entertain you but treat your taste buds with delicious chocolaty treats. Who doesn't like Chocolate! The Chocolate Challenge takes place on Saturday June 6th from 11 AM - 4 PM.

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June 04, 2015

- 9 Events

River Critter Babies (Fishways Fundays)

12:30 AM - Manchester

Which animals grow up in and around the river? What do they eat? Where do they sleep? Discover who raises young on the banks of the Merrimack and search for their signs around the Fishways. Fundays are for children ages 4 - 5 accompanied by an adult. Programs include outdoor exploration and indoor crafts.

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River Critter Babies (Fishways Fundays)

9:30 AM - Manchester

Which animals grow up in and around the river? What do they eat? Where do they sleep? Discover who raises young on the banks of the Merrimack and search for their signs around the Fishways. Fundays are for children ages 4 - 5 accompanied by an adult. Programs include outdoor exploration and indoor crafts.

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It's Rhododendron Time!

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features rhododendrons and other broad-leaf evergreens. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1PM – 5PM (tea price $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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Wyman Tavern Opens for the Season

11:00 AM - Keene

Opening for its 47th season, the historic Wyman Tavern at 339 Main Street in Keene was built for Captain Isaac Wyman in 1762 and operated as a family-run tavern for 40 years. Today it stands as one of the most historic buildings in Cheshire County and is one of the oldest surviving houses in southwestern New Hampshire. Stop by between the hours of 11am and 4pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer for a docent-led tour. Learn about life in Keene in the late 18th century as well as something about the proceeding inhabitants of the house. Group tours can also be arranged by calling the main office at 603/352-1895. Admission is $3 per person and free for members of the Historical Society of Cheshire County.

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Explore Contoocook First Thursday

5:00 PM - Contoocook

Each month beginning in April, Explore Contoocook, while the shops extend hours until 7pm. Each shop has a special feature, along with the area restaurants open for your dining pleasure. Visit: -3 on Main -Sorella Flower -Indigo Blue -PolkaDots -Marklin Candle Dine at: Dimitris Pizza Covered Bridge Restaurant The Everyday Cafe Tavern #5

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Summer Gallery 6 Show Opening Reception

5:30 PM - Dover

To celebrate the opening of the Children’s Museum of NH’s new Gallery 6 exhibit, Of Beauties and Beasts: Children’s Book Illustrators, a reception will be held on Thursday, June 4 from 5:30 – 7pm at the Children’s Museum of NH. There will be a chance to meet the artists as well as mingle with the members of the NH State Council on the Arts, the sponsor of the exhibit. Free admission and no registration required.

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Live Music at LaBelle Winery: Jared Rocco

6:00 PM - Amherst

Every Thursday night, we’ll have live music on the Terrace or in the Tasting Room from 6 – 9pm. Enjoy your dinner and a delicious drink while the tunes carry your cares away! You won’t want to miss a single one! Call 603-672-9898 x1 to make your Reservation for the Bistro.

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NH Boat Museum's Season Opening Reception

6:00 PM - Wolfeboro

6pm. Our opening reception with a preview of the 2015 exhibit, "A Pilgrimage to Simplicity: Lake Wentworth Traditions and History." Dinner buffet provided by area restaurants and entertainment. Tickets: $25/pp for not-yet members; $22 for members. Sign up by phone at 569-4554 or via web at www.nhbm.org. Advance registration preferred, but tickets may be purchased at the door.

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Christmas In June

11:00 PM - Jackson

Join the local businesses of Jackson, Bartlett, Glen & Intervale as they open their doors to share their northern hospitality and holiday fun with you in June. Come experience holiday fun in warmer weather. Instead of skating, skiing and snowshoeing you can hike, bike, kayak or take a swim. If you weren't able to come and share the magic of the holidays with us in December now is your chance to see what it was like... Many local businesses will be hosting lots of fun and exciting things to do. “Christmas In June” celebration continues from June 1st through the 13th. Monday June 1st kicks off this community celebration with Open House Invitations and Gift Give away events. Summering, Santa will be on vacation in the Jackson Area of New Hampshire during this celebration and Santa has agreed to meet with his favorite people... the children on Saturday June 6th and 13th to say hello and hear all about the children's summer plans. Make your reservations today for a Jingle Bell Chocolate Challenge Tour. This Self-Guided Tour of some of Jackson's Premiere Businesses will not only entertain you but treat your taste buds with delicious chocolaty treats. Who doesn't like Chocolate! The Chocolate Challenge takes place on Saturday June 6th from 11 AM - 4 PM.

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June 05, 2015

- 5 Events

It's Rhododendron Time!

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features rhododendrons and other broad-leaf evergreens. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1PM – 5PM (tea price $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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Opening Reception - Exhibition celebrates New England’s colorful carnival

5:00 PM - Peterborough

Enjoy the fair food experience and skip the calories with the latest exhibition at the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s (NHIA) Sharon Arts Center. MidWay, a collection of new paintings by Lee Dunholter, Professor Emeritus at Franklin Pierce University, opens Friday, June 5 and will be on display through Saturday, June 27. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An opening reception will be held at 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 5. Dunholter, who lives and works in Peterborough, is a scenic designer for the Peterborough Players professional summer theatre organization and New Hampshire Dance Institute (NHDI). He has taught at Franklin Pierce University for more than 26 years, leading classes at its award-winning theatre and fine arts programs. He is also the coordinator of the school’s Experiencing the Arts Program. He earned his Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University, Bachelor of Arts from Franklin Pierce College, and an associate’s degree from the University of Cincinnati. “It is a pleasure to showcase an artist in our gallery who has contributed so much to the local arts community,” said Kate Lenahan, the assistant director for NHIA’s galleries. MidWay features Dunholter’s latest works depicting the colorful food caravans found at many of New England’s summer fairs and carnivals. The bright colors and bold graphics are designed to attract fairgoers to food concessions, so using bright acrylic paint on stretched canvas mimics the effect with a style the artist calls “realistic-impressions.” Photo credit: “Corn Dogs” a painting by Lee Dunholter

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Dollar Deal Night

5:30 PM - Dover

On the first Friday night of each month during the school year, the Children's Museum of NH will open its doors to visitors for just $1 per person. On Dollar Deal Nights, the museum will be open from 5:30 - 8 pm, offering families a low-cost night out together. The Children's Museum is not normally open in the evening, so this is also a special treat to visit after-hours and enjoy creative play before bedtime.

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Date Night

6:00 PM - Manchester

This is a perfect activity for right before dinner or right afterward! Everything for a couple is included with the listed price (materials, tools, instruction, etc.). We will guide you through a basic pottery lesson and then you will be set free on the wheel to make your own creations! You are welcome to bring food, chocolates or beverages. However, once we get going on the wheel, there is not much opportunity to drink and snack (your hands will be covered with clay!). Date nights will be offered from 6-7:30 or from 7:30-9PM. Pick your day, pick your time, and have fun! The piece you make will be available for pick up three-four weeks after your date.

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Christmas In June

11:00 PM - Jackson

Join the local businesses of Jackson, Bartlett, Glen & Intervale as they open their doors to share their northern hospitality and holiday fun with you in June. Come experience holiday fun in warmer weather. Instead of skating, skiing and snowshoeing you can hike, bike, kayak or take a swim. If you weren't able to come and share the magic of the holidays with us in December now is your chance to see what it was like... Many local businesses will be hosting lots of fun and exciting things to do. “Christmas In June” celebration continues from June 1st through the 13th. Monday June 1st kicks off this community celebration with Open House Invitations and Gift Give away events. Summering, Santa will be on vacation in the Jackson Area of New Hampshire during this celebration and Santa has agreed to meet with his favorite people... the children on Saturday June 6th and 13th to say hello and hear all about the children's summer plans. Make your reservations today for a Jingle Bell Chocolate Challenge Tour. This Self-Guided Tour of some of Jackson's Premiere Businesses will not only entertain you but treat your taste buds with delicious chocolaty treats. Who doesn't like Chocolate! The Chocolate Challenge takes place on Saturday June 6th from 11 AM - 4 PM.

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