Arts & Culture

Rochester Follies: SHOW OF SHOWS

  Date: 12/2/2010 Time: 08:00 PM To 10:00 PM 
  Rochester Follies
  Event Manager Susan Page
  Telephone 603 335-1992
  Event Organization Rochester Opera House
  Event Venue Rochester Opera House 31 Wakefield St Rochester NH 
Event Description Rochester Follies: SHOW OF SHOWS Prepare for non-stop holiday entertainment as the Frisbie Follies meets the Rochester Show of Shows to become a new brand of skits, dance, song and merriment. Community members show off their hidden talents and put their best feet forward for this fabulous fundraiser to benefit the Rochester Opera House. Both the Frisbie Follies and the Show of Shows were wildly popular in the area during the 60s and 70s. We are very excited to bring back this genre of fantastic fun!

Dover Author Publishes New Book

A young girl, spending many of her growing-up years in a boardinghouse with her aunt and uncle, forms a special relationship with her fellow boarders. This extended family of hers can’t help but influence the girl’s outlook on living, on learning, and on loving. From her youth, she views the characters around her with awe and bewilderment, love and respect, and sometimes-even disdain.
Her interaction with the group, along with stories of the small town where the house is located, paints a vivid picture—one that is sure to give the reader a real glimpse into basic human nature and embraces the good and, certainly, the not so good. And while the story takes place in “the olden days,” there comes the realization that people today are pretty much still the same.

A resident of Dover, New Hampshire, Geraldine Sylvester is retired after serving in state government for three different governors.


Prolific and acclaimed writer David Madden will spend the day at the University of Maine on Monday, Nov. 1.   Louisiana State University's Robert Penn Warren Professor of Creative Writing, emeritus, Madden will visit with UMaine English
students and faculty members to share his insights and expertise on writing.  At 4 p.m., the University of Maine bookstore will host him for a reading and book signing.

Madden's new novel, "Abducted by Circumstance," is his tenth.  He was a Pulitzer Prize nominee for his 1978 novel, "The Suicide's Wife," a story that also became a television movie.  Arguably one of the most prolific writers in contemporary literature, Madden has produced numerous short stories, poems, essays, textbooks and scholarly works -- in addition to his novels -- in a career that has spanned more than 50 years.

The Monday Nov.

Flatland the Movie

Thursday, October 21, 2010, 5-7pm,
Neville Hall 100
University of Maine
followed by A Gathering for Gardner

Thursday, October 21, 2010, 5:00 p.m.--7:00 p.m.
Neville Hall, Room 100, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469

On Thursday, October 21, 2010, there will be a screening of Flatland: The Movie, based on the celebrated novel, starring Kristen Bell (Heroes, Veronica Mars, When in Rome) and Martin Sheen. Jeffrey Travis, who directed the film, and visiting professor Tony Harkin, a consultant for the film, will discuss it afterwards. The event goes from 5 to 7 p.m.