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“Sweet NE Bluegrass”

Don’t miss the “sweet New England bluegrass sounds” of PossumHaw at the Old Meeting House. If you enjoyed the female vocalist with the Bluegrass Gospel Project (Colby Crehan), you’ll want to hear her performing with this Vermont group,”front-porch real and otherwordly sweet” according to one music critic!
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With four albums to their credit, PossumHaw is a a well-oiled machine with stunning vocal harmonies and stellar acoustic instrumentation. Here what’s some ...

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Joan Hanchett Memorial Speaker

Don’t miss the “The Road Less Traveled” on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3:45 pm when Amherst NH’s Milly Cunningham (former curatorial chair of the New England Quilt Museum’s Acquisitions Committee) shares her experience creating heirloom quilts from traditional designs.

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Admission is $10 or as part of a $15 combo fee to view all the “Quilts Old and New” at the Old Meeting House ...

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Not TOO late to Register

Space is STILL available in both our terrific workshops at “Quits Old and New.” But hurry and sign up now!

 

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Francestown’s own Beth Frisbie Wallace just won big at the Vermont Quilt Show—and no wonder, this creative artist has “wowed” audiences all over New England and even at the White House. On Saturday, 9/26, she will show others how to create fabric art from a favorite drawing or photo in “Art ...

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Red-Hot Blues in August

Summer’s “dog days” got you down? Not to worry!

Mama Love and the Motivators will bring red-hot blues, rockabilly, and ol’ rock faves to the Old Meeting House Friday, 8/7 at 7:30 pm. Tickets (available at the Francestown Village Store and at the OMH when doors open on Friday) are only $10.

Don’t miss this popular local band!MamapicMotivate

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Register NOW for OMH Quilt Workshops

 

FoolsPuzzle_2015QuiltShow_logoBy now everyone in Francestown (and many of our friends elsewhere in NH) should have received the mailer about “Quilts Old and New” to be held at the  Old Meeting House the last weekend in September. While that’s still months away, it’s important to sign EARLY for our two fun workshops—space is limited—and you won’t want to miss out!

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Bluegrass Duo

Join us Saturday, 6/27 at 7:30 pm when Vermont’s Sky Blue Boy fill the Old Meeting House with bluegrass tunes! Dan and Willy Linder will revive brothers’ duets—a tradition as venerable as American country music itself. Tickets ($15) are available at the Francestown Village Store and (a half hour prior to the performance) at the Old Meeting House, a 1801 National Trust landmark that receives no tax dollars for its preservation and restoration.

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Share YOUR Treasures

 

 

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For all the Francestown folks who have offered to share their treasures for “Quilts Old and New” at the Old Meeting House, here is an easy online link to use:  http://tinyurl.com/OMHquilts

PLEASE enter the information on your quilts by June 30, using a new form for each of your treasures.

And, if you haven’t already, mark your calendars for September 26-27, ...

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Take Your Pick

The 3rd annual Tour de Francestown offers three fun, non-competitive cycling routes—something for everyone—Saturday, May 23. Register now at www.active.com for only $35 (or $40 the day of the Tour).2015 Tour

“The Tour de Francestown is a great ride! The loops are fun and scenery is lovely. We enjoyed riding through several historic towns,” says one cyclist who rode the Tour last year.

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Bring Your Thimble

…and come help OMH Trustee Pat Thalhauser quilt this 1930s pieced top.

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She’ll have her quilting frame at the Library in April, moving to the Old Meeting  House as the weather warms up.

Francestown is rich in quilts, and you don’t want to miss out. So mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27. In addition to seeing all the wonderful ...

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Spring’s Here!

And it’s only 6 weeks to Tour de Francestown—fun, non-competitive cycling through the rolling hills and majestic views of the Monadnock region on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

Three routes of varying lengths—62 miles, 45 miles, and 27 miles—offer something for every bicyclist! Register now at www.active.com ($35 until 5/23) for some of the finest riding around, PLUS event T-shirt, marked routes, and feed stations.

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