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Published: 08-21-2023 9:38 AM

Boscawen Poetry & Pie: A Treat for the Body and the Soul

Poetry & Pie is Twiggs Gallery’s annual poetry reading and open mic held every year during Boscawen’s Old Home Week. Featuring The Percheron Poets, this year’s theme is “NEST” which is also the title of the current exhibit in the gallery. The reading takes place on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Twiggs Gallery located at 254 King Street in Boscawen. Poets are encouraged to bring a poem that fits the theme for the Open Mic portion of the program. Afterwards, stay for pie and take time to view the exhibit “NEST” in the gallery that features a great variety of work created by New Hampshire artists. Free and delicious, Poetry & Pie is a balm for the body and the soul.

Gilmanton Walking tour of Beech Grove Cemetery

On Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. join Gilmanton Historical Society President John Dickey on a walking tour of Beech Grove Cemetery, the final resting place of many former residents. Rain date is Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m. The ground in the cemetery is uneven, so good walking shoes are recommended. Among the graves of early citizens that will be visited are two of Gilmanton’s first doctors, the village cobbler and a man who served in the famous 54th Massachusetts Regiment during the Civil War. Greeley Farm Road is the first right on Route 140 when heading toward the Iron Works from the junction of 140 and 107. Parking at the cemetery is limited so those attending by vehicle are asked to park on Greeley Farm Road and walk in from there. Someone will be stationed at the end of the road to provide directions.

Concord Shedding Light on the Life of Jane Pierce at the Manse

The 2023 Brigade Lecture Series continues with “Out of the Shadows — Shedding Light on the Life of Jane Pierce” presented by Phyllis Gagnon, Pierce Manse Guide and Historical House Docent, on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. The Brigade Lecture Series is produced by the Pierce Brigade and held May through October in Concord at the Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane in Concord — the historic home of President Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States. Brigade Lecture Series programs are free and open to the public. Drawing Jane Pierce from the shadows in which she chose to dwell has presented a challenge that few have ventured to intrude upon. The presentation will shed light on the little-known details of 14th First Lady of the United States of America, Jane Means Appleton Pierce.

Concord Family friendly, short distance triathlon

The Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail are hosting a family friendly, short distance triathlon along the banks of the river on Sunday, Aug. 27. Join us in the sunflower fields and on the river behind 6 Loudon Road as we bike, run and paddle around Concord’s scenic beauty! The event is meant to showcase the City’s natural environment and bring attention to the next phase of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail. The triathlon will be a 4K off-road bike, a 3K trail run, and a 2K paddle (kayak, stand-up paddle board, etc.), and begins at 1:00 p.m. Feathered Friend Brewering Company will be hosting an after-race gathering, pledging to donate $1 to the trail for every beer purchased! It will be a fun day all around, so please come on down, and try out this “Tri“! Registration and additional information can be found at mrgt.org/triathlon.

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