Arts events: March 7 through March 12, 2016

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March 7: Watercolors of Scotland at Whiting Library

Watercolors by Wendy Hayward exhibited all March at Whiting Library

Watercolors by Wendy Hayward exhibited through April at Whiting Library


Whiting Library, 117 Main St. in Chester, is exhibiting the watercolors of Wendy Hayward now through April.

The exhibit focuses on her landscapes of Scotland.

The library is open Mondays and Fridays 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m.–8 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m.–2 p.m. For more information on these and other events call 802-875-2277 or email

March 11: Kurn Hattin choir performs at Keene State

The Kurn Hattin Select Choir will perform at Keene State College’s Presto Music Festival

The Kurn Hattin Select Choir will perform at Keene State College’s Presto Music Festival

On Friday, March 11, choral groups from regional middle schools will participate in the Keene State College’s Presto Music Festival.

The festival begins at 9 a.m. in Alumni Hall, and the Kurn Hattin Select Choir sings at the 10 a.m. Middle School Choral Festival at the KSC’s Redfern Arts Center at 90 Wyman Way in Keene, N.H.

The festival is a non-competitive educational event. The concert also features performances by Keene State’s Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Vocal Consort. The KSC Department of Music and KSC student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association co-sponsors these annual outreach and collaborative events in an effort to provide creative performance and clinic experiences for young, emerging singers. For info visit

March 12: Mosaic art classes begin at Artisans Marketplace

mirror mosaicLearn to make a mosaic mirror with instructor Laurie Marechaux from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday March 12 and March 19 at 103 Artisans Marketplace at 7 Pineview Road and Route 103. The cost of both classes, which includes materials fees, is $80, and registration closes on Wednesday, March 9.

Learn the art of mosaics and how much fun breaking china can be. The class will begin with a basic mirror and learn to chip china using tile nippers.

Students are welcome to bring in various objects to add to the mosaic; small figurines, jewelry, marbles, tiles, toys etc. This will dry for a week and we will learn to grout and finish our mirror in the second class. Snacks and drinks will be provided by the GreenLeaf Cafe, where lunch is also available.

Students should wear old clothes or a smock/apron; bring safety glasses if you have them; a box to store project materials in; and rags.

103 Artisans Marketplace is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday.
For more information call 802-875-7400 or email or or visit its Facebook page.

March 12: Hitchcock series continues with ‘Rebecca’

Joan Fontaine as the second Mrs. de Winter and Judith Anderson as Mrs. Danvers join Lawrence Olivier in Hitchcock suspense film. "Rebecca"

Joan Fontaine as the second Mrs. de Winter and Judith Anderson as Mrs. Danvers join Lawrence Olivier in this Hitchcock suspense film.

Friends of Ludlow Auditorium’s next movie is Alfred Hitchcock’s award-winning Rebecca shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12 in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium 37 S. Depot St. in Ludlow. This free showing is the second Alfred Hitchcock film featured this month in FOLA’s tribute to the great suspense director.

 Rebecca is a 1940 American psychological thriller-mystery whose screenplay was adapted from of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel of the same name.

The black-and-white film is a gothic tale about Maxim de Winter’s first wife, Rebecca, who died before the story starts, her reputation and recollections about her, are a constant presence to Maxim, his new young second wife and the housekeeper, Danvers. The second Mrs. de Winter discovers that Rebecca still has a strong hold on everyone in the house, particularly on Mrs. Danvers. FOLA will be featuring two other Hitchcock movies: March 19, Vertigo; and March 26,  The Birds.

The event is free; donations are appreciated. Berkshire Bank will supply popcorn and FOLA will offer water. For more information call 802-228-7239 or visit its web site at

–Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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