Travel back in time to the American Revolution

Travel back in time to the American Revolution at the historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House in Rollinsford, NH.  From 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 23, the sights and sounds of the Revolutionary era will come to life at a colonial market fair with 18th century craftspeople at work, while the militia gathers to train in preparation for joining General Washington’s forces against the British.

At the market fair, artisans in colonial dress will demonstrate period crafts such as joinery, wood carving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, spinning, weaving, dress making, and hearth cooking. Meanwhile, members of the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment and the United Train of Artillery, two Revolutionary War re-enactment groups, will display and explain their weapons and equipment, and will perform musket and artillery drills and firings. Tours of the Wentworth House will also be available.

Admission to the event is $5 for the general public; free for children and ARCH members. 

The circa 1701 Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford, and is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) as an educational and cultural center. For more information, visit the ARCH website at www.paulwentworthhouse.org or on Facebook at The Colonel Paul Wentworth House.

The History of Maine Railroads

The History of Maine Railroads

 

South Berwick, Maine- Old Berwick Historical Society will present an online lecture on Thursday, October 28 at 7:30pm about the history of railroads in Maine. One of the first states to build railroads and trolleys in the United States, Maine at one point had more than ninety communities with trolleys. From an international electric trolley to the attempted World War I dynamiting of a railroad bridge between the United States and Canada, historian Bill Kenny will talk about why the state is home to a rich rail heritage.

 

Participants can register for the online lecture through the Old Berwick Historical Society’s website. Admission is free to members, with a $5 suggested donation for non-members. The lecture is open to the public.

 

Bill Kenny is a retired United States Air Force officer, with a career of a logistics war planner and military intelligence officer. Kenny has twenty years of experience as an adjunct university professor of International Economics, Organizational Leadership, Project Management, and Foreign Affairs. He has written two books, A History of Maine Railroads, and his second book, co-authored with his wife, Kathy, Historic Taverns and Tea Rooms of Maine, which was released in May.

 

The Counting House Museum is open Saturdays form 1-4pm through the end of October and by appointment anytime. The Old Berwick Historical Society’s 2021 lectures are generously sponsored by Kennebunk Savings and supported by historical society members and donors. More information is available by calling 207-384-0000 or at  www.oldberwick.org.

 

Car, Bike & Truck Show

Party at the Pointe! On Saturday, October 23, 10am-4pm. Join Spring Village at Dover for a Car, Bike & Truck Show and a Trunk or Treat! From 10am – 4pm. Vintage vehicles from around the area! Free food and entertainment. From 2-4pm Trunk or Treat featuring family fun, popcorn, candy and more. Enter your “trunk” to win a prize! For details call 603-842-4908

Auditions for ”Run For Your Wife”

Garrison Players Arts Center announces auditions for ”Run For Your Wife” by Ray Cooney. Directed by Jim Mastro, this superb example of a British farce has a taxi driver trying to get away with having two wives in different areas of London (because of his irregular work schedule) when a minor accident throws his carefully designed schedule into disarray.

 

Auditions Tuesday, November 2, 6:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturday, November 6, 10am to 12 noon. Cold readings from the script. Please fill out an audition form at the theater. Masks required if not vaccinated. Performance dates: three weekends from March 18–April 3, 2022.  Contact jim@mastromedia.com with questions.

 

Garrison Players Arts Center (GPAC) is a nonprofit, volunteer-based community theatre group dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the area by presenting high-quality theatrical performances geared for family audiences. Established in 1953, the Garrison Players encourages people of all ages to enjoy and participate in the many facets of the performing arts and to help maintain the GPAC. For more information about auditions, shows, or GPAC, visit the website at www.garrisonplayers.org.

Annual Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Dover Public library annual fall book sale- one weekend only. On Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30 from 9am—5pm, and Sunday, October 31 from 1pm—5pm. On Monday, November 1, all remaining books will be free. After Monday, the books will be GONE. Payment is by cash or check only.

Cornerstone VNA Offers Public Drive-Through Flu Clinic

Cornerstone VNA Offers Public Drive-Through Flu Clinic October 22

 

Cornerstone Visiting Nurse Association is pleased to offer the community a drive-through flu clinic on Friday, October 22 from 10:00am until 1:00pm. The clinic will be held outside in the parking lot at their main office at 178 Farmington Road in Rochester, NH. Community members will follow the entrance to the Cornerstone VNA building and turn left, following the orange cones. Cornerstone VNA clinical staff will be on hand to administer the flu vaccine.  Flu vaccines are covered by most major insurances, including Medicare, but unfortunately, they are unable to accept the Medicare Advantage Plan or Cigna. Please bring your insurance card. The cost for the flu vaccine is $40 without insurance, and $70 for the high dose.

 

“We held our first drive through flu clinic last year, which was a convenient and safe option for our local community members,” shares Sandy Powers, RN, Health and Wellness Nurse. Powers adds, “We are pleased to be able to provide this service once again to help protect folks during the flu season.”

 

With the continued impact of COVID-19, the influenza vaccination is even more important for everyone. Keeping flu infections down will greatly benefit our local health care organizations, who continue to be on the frontlines of treating patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

 

Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit organization currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 108 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.

Annual Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Dover Public library will be holding a new version of the annual fall book sale this year. It will take place over the course of one weekend only. On Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30 from 9am—5pm, and Sunday, October 31 from 1pm—5pm. On Monday, November 1, all remaining books will be free. After Monday, the books will be GONE. Payment is by cash or check only.

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