The Barnstead Historical will be meeting on June
22, 2017, at the Barnstead Town Hall, at 6PM for a” Pot Luck Supper”
follow by a business meeting at 7PM. We look forward to seeing everyone
and will be making plans for the summer and fall activities.
keep History alive in Barnstead! All are welcome. For information call
Parks And Recreation Summer Concert Series
On Saturday, June 24
please join Barnstead Parks and Recreation in welcoming the return of
singer / songwriter Mark Huzar, performing with his special guest
Carleton Page. The evening will feature a familiar yet eclectic
mix of Mark’s original songs and classic tunes by artists such as the
Beatles, the Allman Brothers, and the Grateful Dead. Mark and
Carleton met in the late 90s when both worked for Daddy’s Junky Music in
Manchester; however, this will be their first time collaborating on
As well as being an accomplished solo artist, Mark leads his
band, Tore Down House, as its vocalist and guitarist, and on occasion
also plays bass guitar with the Yeah Guys. No stranger to the
Barnstead stage, Tore Down House will perform later in the summer, and
Mark will also introduce his newly assembled group, Mark Huzar’s Roots
Society. A multi-faceted musician, Mark writes and sings, and
plays guitar, bass guitar, drums, and keyboards. He has been
performing for decades. As to his musical style, Mark has this to
say, “I’ve been influenced by music from all over this world. I
really don’t subscribe to putting a label on music, I think that limits
the possibilities of what a musician can express… In other words, play
what you feel.” In addition to his extensive musical pursuits,
Mark is a skilled luthier who in his free time enjoys riding his
motorcycles, creating culinary delights, snowboarding and adventuring.
Hailing from Gilmanton Iron Works, Carleton Page, will blend his talents
on mandolin, banjo and guitar with Mark’s vocals and guitar.
Carleton is a guitar instructor, who has worked at Strings & Things
Music for the past 15 years. When he is not teaching, Carleton is busy
playing, recording and composing for many local groups, including the
former area favorite Lamont Smooth. While playing with “Smooth” he
co-wrote two songs and played on their CD “Body”. He was also the
original lead guitarist for The Ron Noyes Band and can be heard on the
popular CD “Something Else.” Some of the other local bands he has played
with are Brooks Young Band, Geddes Road and GCK. These groups have
opened for acts such as Chris Duarte, Train, Gordon Stone and Percy
Hill. Over the past couple of years, Carleton has been playing duo and
trio performances with musicians such as Ellen Carlson, Darrell Carlson,
Dave Shaw, Tim “Clawhammer” Rowell, Woody Pringle, and many others.
The Friends of the Oscar Foss Memorial Library will be on hand with
concessions this evening. Remember to bring a lawn chair or
blanket and a friend or three or five. As always, smoking and
alcohol are prohibited on the Parade Grounds. Come enjoy this free
event and show your support for local music! The show starts at
6:00 pm. You won’t want to miss it.
Memorial Library News
Teen Summer Reading Kick Off!
on Thursday, June 22 at 6:30pm for our Teen Summer Reading Program Kick
Off. Our Summer Reading theme is “Build a Better World” and teens will
have the opportunity to decorate themed t-shirts and enjoy some snacks.
Program ideas and volunteer opportunities will be discussed.
Come to the library for a free family night of fun
watching “Beauty and the Beast” on our big screen! Popcorn will be
provided and pajamas and cuddling friends are always welcome.
On Thursday, June 29th at 6:30pm Danielle will be
teaching how to recycle damaged book pages into stylish new jewelry!
Materials will be provided and there is a $5 fee for supplies.
Registration is required, you can register online at oscarfoss.org or by
Please call the library (269-3900) or
visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for more information about any of our
programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar
Foss Memorial Library! Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday:
10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday and