KINGSTON — Georgetown University professor John Voll will speak tonight at Kingston Community Library as part of a new series, “Bridging Cultures: Understanding the Middle East & What it Means Today.”
Voll, an Islamic history professor who taught at the University of New Hampshire for 30 years, will deliver the program’s keynote address at 7 p.m. He is the associate director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown.
“Bridging Cultures” focuses on the relationship of Muslims and Christians in the Middle East and how they have worked together to make positive contributions in world history.
The library offers the “Bridging Cultures” collection, which consists of 28 books and films. The program, which continues through spring, is funded through grants received from the American Library Association, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
For more information about the program, call 642-3521 or go to kingston-library.org. The library is at 2 Library Lane.
Lane closure planned on I-93
SALEM — Night work is planned on Interstate 93 near exit 2 tonight.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will temporarily realign I-93 south from 7 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Upon completion of paint striping operations, southbound traffic will be realigned to a new temporary bridge. Motorists using the Exit 2 southbound off-ramp will have a new off-ramp location, north of the existing location.
Construction operations will require traffic to be reduced to one lane. Motorists should remain alert while traveling through the construction zone and obey all posted signs.
This work is part of the $41 million I-93 widening and reconstruction project in the vicinity of Exit 2.
Sanborn students present ‘The Foreigner’
KINGSTON — Sanborn Regional High School drama students will present the comedy, “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue, at the school Nov. 14 to 17.
Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 , Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16. There will be a 2 p.m. performance Sunday, Nov. 17.
Ten percent of proceeds go to the Ginny Bartlett Scholarship Fund. Bartlett was a strong supporter of the drama club and a librarian at the school for many years.
For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Evan Czyzowski at 642-3341, Ext. 870.
Have barbecued chicken for dinner
HAMPSTEAD — The Knights of Columbus, St. Maximilian Kolbe Council, will serve a Barbecue Chicken Dinner tomorrow evening at St. Anne Church Hall on Emerson Avenue.
The dinner opens at 5 p.m. and includes chicken, vegetables, salad, rolls and dessert.
The suggested donation is $7 for adults, $3 for children younger than 12.
Mortgage company hosts food drive
PLAISTOW — The Mortgage Specialists Inc. is holding a food drive through Nov. 27 for the Holy Angels/St. Luke’s Food Pantry.
Drop off nonperishable food items and toiletries at the office, 2 Main St.
For every donation, individuals will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card.
For details, call 382-3785.