Ruth Boland has been a basketmaker since 1991, a state-juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen since 2002, and is a past member of the Board of the Northeast Basketmakers Guild. Her hand shaped baskets often involve strong colors, intricate patterns and a contemporary feel. Ruth has shown her work at juried exhibits throughout New England, including the Guilford Handcraft Center in CT, the NH Institute of Art in Manchester NH, the League of NH Craftsmen's Gallery and Living With Craft Exhibits, the Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket RI, and Gallery One in Nashua NH. Ruth's work has also been included in "500 Baskets". In 2010 Ruth opened the LNHC Nashua Fine Craft Gallery.
Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The delicious adventure of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life in this captivating stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, as well as all new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows the enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of chocolate. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, while the fifth is a likeable young boy named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka will take audiences on a fantasy ride into a land of pure imagination!
Musical, Rated G
Nashua Community Music School Bucket Blast Drumming Workshop and Recycled Percussion Obstacle Course
Educators from Nashua Community Music School host an interactive percussion activity at the Nashua Public Library Plaza! "Bucket Blast" is a recycled percussion workshop where students of any age learn the basics of rhythm, drumming and collaboration while using recycled objects such as buckets, pails and trashcans as musical instruments.
The Abbot-Spalding House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places. It is important both historically and architecturally. As the home of a succession of prominent Nashua citizens, it has witnessed a series of transitions that changed the house with the changing needs and tastes of its owners. Most of the collection in the Abbot-Spalding house are antiques collected by William Spalding, and the historical society has enhanced the collection with items from our collection.
The Abbot Spalding House Museum will be open and staffed with volunteers, and the self-guided tour at the Speare Museum will be open as well.