Barnstead NH News

June 21, 2017


Barnstead Historical Society


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.


Let’s keep History alive in Barnstead! All are welcome. For information call 269-5441.



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Barnstead 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 stage.


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.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Teen Summer Reading Kick Off!


Join Lindsey 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.


Family Movie Night!
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.


DIY Book Jewelry!
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 or by calling 603-269-3900. 


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( 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 Monday: closed.













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