Arts & Entertainment

Jennifer Solar-Whalen music scholarship awarded to Ethan Giles

The administrators of the Jennifer Solar-Whalen music scholarship awarded this year’s scholarship to Ethan Giles of Dalton.

Giles' musical credits while in school included high school band, pep band, jazz band as well as community bands in both Whitefield and Lancaster. He will be attending University of New Hampshire this fall with music education as his major.

Kirstan Knowlton: The Story of Ferdinand the Bull

Originally published in 1936, “The Story of Ferdinand,” was one of my favorite books growing up. Even at a young age, I understood the concept of the story, and always felt a strong connection to Ferdinand the Bull.

Ferdinand wasn’t like the other bulls, and he had no interest in fighting or playing rough with others. He just wanted to lie around all day and enjoy the flowers. I can’t say that I really blame him.

Serenity Steps to hold road toll

BERLIN — Serenity Steps will hold its annual road toll on Friday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All funds raised will go to support its mission.

Serenity Steps exist to provide a safe place for the estimated 26 percent of the city’s population the struggle with mental wellness issues. The center is a place for personal growth and recovery.

Randolph Library to hold annual book and bake sale

RANDOLPH — The annual book and bake sale will take place this Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Randolph Town Hall, Durand Road, Randolph. The book sale will include best sellers in fiction and non-fiction, White Mountain books, DVDs, audio books, puzzles, games, children's books and lots of crafting/quilting books and patterns. The bake sale table will include a variety of homemade items. Purchase a cup of coffee and a scone for just $2. Not sure where to go? Just follow the signs. Proceeds benefit the Randolph Public Library and the Friends of the Library.