Lifestyle Briefs: Family Fun Day set for July 28 in Milford

July 07. 2018 6:09PM

Family Fun Day set for July 28 in Milford

MILFORD - Milford's annual Family Fun Day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Keyes Memorial Field.

The event is promoted by Light of The World Christian Church of Milford and the Milford Summer Basketball League.

The free event always coincides with the league's annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day will include live music, a slippery slide, dunk tank, bouncy house, face painting and free food served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Anyone from the Souhegan Valley is welcome.

Parking is available at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, 56 Mont Vernon St., across the footbridge. The field entrance is at 45 Elm St.

Barn Playhouse boot camp to prepare young actors

NEW LONDON - Northern Stage in White River Junction, Vt., has announced a new partnership with the New London Barn Playhouse to create a boot camp program to prepare young actors for a career in the arts.

Northern Stage's existing boot camp is a year-round program created to nurture young theater artists. Its boot camp provides in-depth training and mentorship for high school juniors, seniors and recent high school graduates to help them apply for colleges and conservatory programs. It serves young adults who do not have the resources to pursue professional-level arts training.

Admission to colleges, BFA theater programs and performing arts conservatories is highly competitive, Northern Stage says, and the boot camp seeks to level the playing field by preparing students to compete at the highest level for arts and performance studies.

Students in the New London Barn Playhouse's summer "Boot Camp at the Barn" will perform in its Junior Intern Company and will be given mentorship and training focused on audition and college preparation.

The young actors will work closely with the emerging artists who make up the intern company. "These artists are often in the most competitive theater programs in the country, and they offer an immediate and important perspective on theater training," Northern Stage wrote in a news release.

"The Barn Playhouse is the perfect collaborator for boot camp," said Carol Dunne, Northern Stage producing artistic director. "It is a boot camp for brilliant young artists. For our high-schoolers and recent graduates, being mentored by those who are doing it now is an extraordinary experience."

Sarah Case will serve as the "Boot Camp at the Barn" program manager and will work closely with New London Barn alum Eric Love, who is Northern Stage's director of education and boot camp director.

For more information about the program or how to apply, contact Love at Information also is available at

For more about the New London Barn Playhouse, one of the oldest continuously operating summer theaters in the country, go to

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