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For the past three weeks 20 painters selected as Hudson River Fellows by the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York City have stayed in Jackson, painting our beautiful landscapes en plein air. They hale from around the country and abroad. On Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at the Whitney Center, they will show what they have produced during their sojourn here. Some of the paintings will be offered for sale. The program has been facilitated by the Jackson Historical Society. There will be refreshments and the program is free and open to the public. Come to this special community event to see scenes of our beautiful area immortalized on canvas by these talented young artists.

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M&D Productions presents a fundraising event on Thursday, July 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Your Theatre in North Conway. Olivia Ducasse, internationally acclaimed physic/medium, will be center stage for a Living From Within Production. This will be a magical evening that you won't want to miss. Will you be one of the audience members whose loved ones will come through for an exclusive reading? Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information about this event, call 733-5275 or visit www.yourtheatre.com.

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Consider supporting Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country and Team Chester on this uplifting and breathtaking adaptive team adventure. Chester Eastwood from our Eaton Village Store will be making the sunrise ascent on Mount Washington on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 5 a.m. This is the most wonderful thing to have young people with disabilities be able to get to the top of our tallest mountain. To support Team Chester, go to the website donatenow.networkforgood.org/teamchester2014 or you can mail a check payable to Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country to the following address. Be sure to indicate Team Chester in the memo. Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country, P.O. Box 304, Franconia, NH, 03580. This is a nonprofit public charity. Help Chester make his ascent this coming weekend.

Art in the Park 2014 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, in North Conway Village. Schouler Park will play host once again to the juried artists and craftsmen of the Mount Washington Valley from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. Our own Peter Blue will be exhibiting with his wonderful, colorful mobiles. This will be Peter's first year at Art in the Park, as he is a newly juried artist of Mount Washington Valley Arts Association. Karen Brisbois will also be exhibiting her paintings, prints and cards. This year there will be a second tent, honoring non-profits of the valley, so come and support your artists and friends. The event is sponsored by the Mount Washington Valley Arts Association and the White Mountain Board of Realtors.

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Starting on Aug. 1, the Dave Mason Greater Kezar Lake Tennis Tournament will take up a major part of the weekend. If you're not playing but love the game head to the town court in the village and see some great tennis. The action will be fast and furious starting on Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1 to 3. Again the tournament is being sponsored by the Stow Corner Store.

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The Conway Library Friends Group is pleased to announce a donation of $15,000 from the Gerson, Margolis and Parker families of Conway Lake in memory of their friend Mrs. Agnes Kimball. The newly created Kimball Fund will be dedicated to materials for the Children's Room. The gift will increase the variety and diversity of reading materials for young people from birth to age twelve, encouraging an interest in reading during their formative years. The library is an important component in the development of young minds and sparks curiosity and interest in the wider world. The Friends invite other members of the community to also donate to the Agnes Kimball Fund. For more information or to donate please contact Library Director David Smolen at 447-5552 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Friends of the Conway Public Library is a non-profit organization with the mission "to help maintain the educational, cultural and recreational role of the library and to support all aspects and functions of the library as a vital institution for our diverse community."

Author of the month publishes Mystery series
Jane Holmes, author of the month for August at the Conway Library has just published Whispers of Truth, the second mystery in her Whispers of Life Series. With a life-long interest in writing Holmes enjoys creating fiction. Her favorite genres are mystery and historical fiction about the area. Her first book, Whispers of Hope, was published in July of 2013. A third book, Whispers of Change is well under way. The Legend of Four Soldiers and the American Revolution is nearing completion. Jane hopes to publish this historical novel by the spring of 2015. Jane's books can be ordered in paperback by contacting Four Season Mysteries at www.fourseasonmysteries.com, or directly from Jane Holmes, 52 Cedric Road, Jefferson, NH, 03583 by sending $14.95 plus $3 shipping or calling Jane at 586-4502. She is a member of the New Hampshire Writers' Project, the North Country Writers' Night Out, The Coos Network and Coos County Writers' and Poets. Jane lives with her husband, Alden, in Jefferson in the foothills of the White Mountains.

Observatory program on weather
The Conway Library continues a series of Wednesday afternoon programs for children age 4 and older. On Aug. 6 staff from the Mount Washington Observatory present "Observing Weather on Mount Washington." The program is free and open to the public.

Coming up
Friday, July 31 — Deadline to register for the library's summer reading programs.

Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 4:30 p.m. — Meeting of the White Mountain Writers Group. Potluck refreshments. All welcome.

Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. — Author of the month Jane Holmes presents a program on writing.

Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m. — "Observing Weather on Mount Washington" with staff from the Mount Washington Observatory.

Conway Public Library hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 447-5552 or visit www.conwaypubliclibrary.org.

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