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Fifty Years For The Five College Book Sale

March 26th, 2011 by donnanandersen

Five College Book Sale

Five College Book Sale

Started in 1961 by alumni from Mount Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, Simmons and Wellesley colleges, the 5CBS has become one of the most anticipated sales in the Upper Valley in April.  Last year, 2010, the 5CBS broke all its records and sold over 25 tons of reading material to individuals who come from as far away as Montreal and Philadelphia.  There are usually between 35,000 to 40,000 carefully sorted, gently used, and modestly priced books of all categories, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs, books on tape, videos etc.  Over 200 + volunteers have spent weeks collecting, dusting, culling, sorting, displaying and selling to raise funds for scholarships to benefit Vermont and New Hampshire students at Mt. Holyoke, Simmons, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley colleges.  This is a two day sale and the first readers take their place well before 7 am on the first day.  When the doors open at 9 am, dealers will gallup through, empty boxes in hand, to both the specials table and the auction table next to it.  The traffic is constant and heavy at Lebanon High School on the first day until the doors close at 5 pm.  Day two, is half price day – lots of bargains.  One of the hallmarks of the 5CBS is that the books are culled because of its devotion to quality – you will not be faced with moldy texts, marked-up books, falling apart books, outdated atlases, travel books and software manuals.  At the end of the two day sale there are a lot of happy readers in the Upper Valley.  So stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut and enjoy a trip to the 5CBS where you can pick up all your reading for those lazy days in summer or long hours traveling by train or plane.

Saturday, April 23, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, April 24, 12pm – 4:30 pm
Lebanon High School, 193 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH

Opera, Folk And Country All Performed At The Lebanon Opera House

January 22nd, 2011 by donnanandersen

Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon New Hampshire

The Lebanon Opera House is an historic 800 seat facility with superb acoustics.  Located in the Upper Connecticut River Valley, the Opera House, since its 1924 dedication, has served as a venue for vaudeville, traveling theatricals and community events.  Currently, the Lebanon Opera House serves an estimated 30,00 people annually who either attend or participate in the presentation series, community productions, educational workshops and all other types of performances.  The Inspired Performance Series will feature three outstanding events.  All these performances are exceptional so make a date with that special person in your life – have dinner, attend the performance and spend the night at Breakfast on the Connecticut.

Acoustic Africa
with Habib Koite, Oliver Mtukudzi, Afel Bocoum
March 3, 2011   7:30 P.M.
This exhilarating musical journey will focus on the richness of the African guitar tradition.

Kathy Mattea
March 26, 2011  7:30 P.M.
Kathy Mattea’s music explores our most basic human essence.  A blend of bluegrass and folk, she has created timeless narratives and melodies.  Mattea has sold over 7 million records, recorded 18 top ten songs, and has won 2 Grammys and 4 Country Music Awards.

The Kingston Trio
May 20, 2011  7:30 P.M.
This folk group holds a special place in my heart as they were the first concert I ever attended.  That was many, many years ago but I still have all their albums stored away and remember the lyrics to Tom Dooley, Riding The MTA and Scotch and Soda. They emerged from the San Francisco North Beach Club scene to take the country by storm and bring the rich tradition of folk music into the mainstream for the first time.  The faces have changed but the songs remain timeless.

Information concerning the Lebanon Opera House summer opera series will be forthcoming.