The Fryeburg Public Library will kick off its summer reading program at 3 p.m. on June 20. The theme is "Everything Star Wars" (7 years and older). If you love "Star Wars," you’ll love this program. The library will be showing off their large collection of "Star Wars"-themed books. There will be "Star Wars"-themed games and a fun lightsaber take-home craft. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Stop in or call (207) 935-2731 if you have questions.

If you’re a lover of thrillers and mysteries, you’ll want to mark your calendar for the upcoming author visit by Rick Davidson on Tuesday, June 25, at 4 p.m. at the Fryeburg Public Library. Davidson, who writes mysteries that take place in the North Woods of New Hampshire, is a retired public school teacher, award-winning professional photographer and sometime guitar player. For many years he wrote a popular photo tips column and operated Davidson Photography and Video along with his wife, Jane. He holds a bachelor's from Bowdoin College in philosophy with a minor in English literature.

Library news just keeps coming with a program to be held on Thursday, June 27. They will be celebrating the incredible 50th anniversary of the moon landing a little early (7 years and older). Since they have so much planned for this program, they will start a little early at 2 p.m. The library will be making its own solar system followed by a fun game of solar system bingo. There will be a preview of the documentary “Chasing the Moon,” with actual footage of the moon landing. Cosmic snacks and drinks will be provided.

The library is also getting ready for its annual book sale. They will gladly accept donations of books, DVDs, or CDs during open hours or through the book slot.

The annual East Conway Strawberry Festival takes place at the East Conway Community Hall on Friday, June 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. The meal will include salads, hot dishes, cold cuts, drinks, and of course, the hall's famous Strawberry Shortcake. This is a fundraiser for the upkeep of the building and is always a great place to join family and friends for a delicious kick-off to strawberry season.

Have you always wanted to do a little gambling close to home? If that’s the case, you’ll want to head to the Fryeburg Recreation Complex at 59 Recreation Drive for Casino Night. This new event will be held on Saturday, June 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. You’ll enjoy games, food, drinks and a chance to win some cash prizes. Don’t miss it.

I am very lucky to have four wonderful daughters-in-law. One of them is Audrey Johnson who is married to my son Keith, and is the mother to two of my sweet grandchildren, Jack and Adaline. Audrey will celebrate her birthday on Friday, June 21. If you run into her, please wish her a very happy birthday.

“I question not if thrushes sing,

If roses load the air;

Beyond my heart I need not reach

When all is summer there.”

— John Vance Cheney

Robin Johnson can be contacted at

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