The White Hart Speaker Series- Ronna Welsh- "The Nimble Cook"
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

The White Hart Speaker Series- Ronna Welsh- "The Nimble Cook"

For more than two decades, Ronna Welsh has been empowering home cooks and chefs with radically simple strategies for cooking creatively and efficiently. In this sweeping masterwork with 400 recipes, she shows how to make varied, impromptu, economical, and delicious meals by coaxing the most flavor from common ingredients.

The Nimble Cook teaches optimal prep methods, like the perfect way to dry and store greens—forget the salad spinner—for a salad made in seconds to pair with a vinaigrette composed of refrigerator door condiments. It provides hundreds of “starting point” recipes to transform basic dishes into luxurious ones, like an onion jam for burgers; a cheese stock for decadent risotto; or a mix of salt and whirred bay leaves that takes roasted shrimp or fish from ordinary to extraordinary.

RONNA WELSH is the owner of Purple Kale Kitchenworks cooking school in Brooklyn, NY. Her popular workshops have been profiled in the New York Times, Bon Appétit,Real Simple, and the Wall Street Journal. She worked as a chef and restaurant consultant for many years.

A selection of recipes from the book will be available on the White Hart menu this evening.

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The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with The White Hart Inn & Scoville Memorial Library

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The White Hart Speaker Series- Courtney Maum- "Costalegre"
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

The White Hart Speaker Series- Courtney Maum- "Costalegre"

Sinuous and striking, heartbreaking and strange, Costalegre is heavily inspired by the real-life relationship between the heiress Peggy Guggenheim and her daughter, Pegeen. Acclaimed author Courtney Maum triumphs with this wildly imaginative and curiously touching story of a privileged teenager who has everything a girl could wish for except for a mother who loves her back. 

It is 1937, and Europe is on the brink of war. In the haute-bohemian circles of Austria, Germany, and Paris, Hitler is circulating a most-wanted list of “cultural degenerates”―artists, writers, and thinkers whose work is deemed antithetical to the new regime.  To prevent the destruction of her favorite art (and artists), the impetuous American heiress and modern art collector, Leonora Calaway, begins chartering boats and planes for an elite group of surrealists to Costalegre, a mysterious resort in the Mexican jungle, where she has a home. 

Courtney Maum is the author of Touch (a New York Times Editor's Choice and NPR's Best of 2017), as well as the acclaimed I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You. Her book reviews, essays and articles about the writing life have been widely published in The New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine, BuzzFeed, Interview Magazine and Electric Literature.

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The White Hart Speaker Series- Lisa Taddeo- "Three Women"
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

The White Hart Speaker Series- Lisa Taddeo- "Three Women"

Desire as we’ve never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.

Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today’s America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power. It is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy, that introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.

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The White Hart Speaker Series- "Susan Kinsolving"
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

The White Hart Speaker Series- "Susan Kinsolving"

Peripheral Vision, Susan Kinsolving’s fourth book of poems, explores the world from many points of view. She takes her readers to England, Hollywood, Wyoming, France, and Chile. She goes behind the scenes in a military hospital, an elementary school, and a disturbed family. Her poems were described in the New Yorker as “grand and almost terrifying.” In this new collection, she proves herself again. As a guest poet and lecturer, Kinsolving has performed at numerous venues, including Harvard, Columbia, and Yale University, as well as Bad Robot in Santa Monica and Bread Loaf in Vermont.

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Mary Norris- "Greek to Me: Adventures of The Comma Queen"
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Mary Norris- "Greek to Me: Adventures of The Comma Queen"

In her New York Times bestseller Between You & Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in The New Yorker’s celebrated copy department. In Greek to Me, she delivers another wise and funny paean to the art of self-expression, this time filtered through her greatest passion: all things Greek.

Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards.

Greek to Me is a charming account of Norris’s lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, goes searching for the fabled Baths of Aphrodite, and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English. Filled with Norris’s memorable encounters with Greek words, Greek gods, Greek wine―and more than a few Greek men―Greek to Me is the Comma Queen’s fresh take on Greece and the exotic yet strangely familiar language that so deeply influences our own. Author image by Josef Astor.

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Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein

Join us for a hilarious new exploration of philosophy through cartoons from the duo who brought you the New York Times bestselling Plato and a Platypus Walk Into A Bar..

Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klien have been thinking deep thoughts and writing jokes for decades, and now they are here to help us understand Philosophy through cartoons, and cartoons through Philosophy. Covering topics as diverse as religion, gender, knowledge, morality, and the meaning of life (or the lack thereof), I Think, Therefore I Draw gives a thorough introduction to all of the major debates in philosophy through history and the present. And since they explain with the help of a selection of some of the smartest cartoonists working today, you'll breeze through these weighty topics as you guffaw and slap your knee.

Cathcart and Klein's Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar... and Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates have been a favorite of philosophers and non-philosophers alike for years. Packed with dozens of witty cartoons and loaded with profound philosophical insight, I Think, Therefore I Draw will delight readers and leave you equally enlightened.

Daniel Klien and Thomas Cathcart studied philosophy together at Harvard in the last millennium. Since then...

Danny has written comedy for Lily Tomlin, Flip Wilson, and others, and published scores of fiction and non-fiction books--from thrillers to entertaining philosophical books, such as his London Times bestseller, Travels with Epicurus, and his most recent book, Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life They Change It.

Tom studied theology and managed health care organizations before linking up with Danny to write Plato and a Platypus Walk into a BarAristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington, and Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates. He is also the author of The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge? an entertaining philosophical look at a tricky ethical conundrum.

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Celebrate J.S. Bach's Birthday
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrate J.S. Bach's Birthday

As the oldest continuing member-based non-profit music organization in Berkshire County, Berkshire Bach enriches audiences with concerts that range from solo instrumental recitals to large choral works with full orchestra. Berkshire Bach seeks to reach the broadest possible audience for the works of J.S. Bach and his musical peers, mentors and followers, engaging the finest musicians available.

Celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach’s 334th birthday with Berkshire Bach in the tradition of Bach's collegium musicum, which focused on students and professionals collaborating on performances held in coffee houses such as Herr Zimmermann's café in Leipzig. Mannes School of Music students playing music by Bach

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Bach’s Birthday Dinner
at The White Hart Inn
15 Undermountain Road Salisbury, CT

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Dani Shapiro- "Inheritance"
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Dani Shapiro- "Inheritance"

The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.

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The White Hart Speaker series is presented in collaboration with Oblong Books and the Scoville Memorial Library. 

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Whitney Sharer- "The Age of Light"
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Whitney Sharer- "The Age of Light"

A captivating debut novel by Whitney Scharer, The Age of Light tells the story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse.

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Jack Kelly- "The Edge of Anarchy"
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Jack Kelly- "The Edge of Anarchy"

Join one of history's greatest storytellers - Jack Kelly - to launch his new book - The Edge of Anarchy which tells the dramatic story of the explosive 1894 clash of industry, labor, and government that shook the nation and marked a turning point for America.

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An Evening for SWSA
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening for SWSA

Join us on Thursday, December 20th at 6:00pm for our annual Pot Pie Dinner to benefit SWSA. $30 per person includes pot pie with mashed potatoes, dessert, and a performance by The HousaTonics. All dinner proceeds will benefit the Salisbury Winter Sports Association.

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Mary Randolph Carter in Conversation with Joan Osofsky- "The Joy of Junk"
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Mary Randolph Carter in Conversation with Joan Osofsky- "The Joy of Junk"

Bestselling author Mary Randolph Carter and Joan Osofsky of Hammertown, long time friends and Northeast neighbors and collectors, will share a conversation about their passion for collecting--how to hunt for it, fall in love with it and decorate and live with it!  Carter will bring along some of her favorite Junk finds as featured in her new book--The Joy of Junk--and  share her personal wisdom in making your home warm, personal, one-of-a-kind and always JOYFUL!

From the author who taught us that "junk" in not a four-letter word, and drawing on her years of experience as a passionate thrifter and collector, Carter highlights her favorite junking moments, revels in the thrill of the hunt and imparts many personal tips for finding treasures in flea markets, yard sales, estate sales, shops, on the web, or wherever you may find yourself. With her passion for self-expression and her personal approach to decor, Carter speaks to our desire to surround ourselves with belongings that bring beauty and meaning to our lives.

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A Fundraiser for Scoville Memorial Library- Susan Orlean-"The Library Book"
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

A Fundraiser for Scoville Memorial Library- Susan Orlean-"The Library Book"

Susan Orlean, hailed as a “national treasure” by The Washington Post and the acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—our libraries.

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm. As one fireman recounted later, “Once that first stack got going, it was Goodbye, Charlie.” The fire was disastrous: It reached 2,000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. Investigators descended on the scene, but over thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?

Filled with heart, passion, and unforgettable characters, The Library Book is classic Susan Orlean, and an homage to a beloved institution that remains a vital part of the heart, mind, and soul of our country and culture.

Tickets $10 - Ticket price can be applied in full toward the purchase of THE LIBRARY BOOK at this event. (limited to one ticket per book purchased).

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The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with The White Hart Inn & Scoville Memorial Library

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Hometown Holidays- Annual Event and Tree Lighting
Dec
2
4:30 PM16:30

Hometown Holidays- Annual Event and Tree Lighting

Santa takes time out of his busy schedule to come to The White Hart and talk with children and those who are kids at heart. Join us for hot chocolate and fresh baked cookies, then stay for the tree lighting and parade of lights by our hard working members at the Lakeville Hose Company ! There will be caroling with Michael Brown and the Salisbury Christmas Brass Band and Hot Cocoa Society!  Sponsored by the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce.

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Helen Klein Ross-"The Latecomers"
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Helen Klein Ross-"The Latecomers"

From the bestselling author of “What Was Mine” comes a deeply moving family drama about a young Irish immigrant, an ancestral home in New England and a dark secret that lay hidden in its walls for five generations.

Told in interweaving timelines and rich with detailed history, romance and dark secrets, Helen Klein Ross' wonderful new novel - THE LATECOMERS - spans a century of America life and reminds us all that we can never truly leave the past behind.

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Gary Trudeau in conversation with Joe Donahue- "#SAD: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump"
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Gary Trudeau in conversation with Joe Donahue- "#SAD: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump"

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist whose acclaimed Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump blew up the bestseller list, comes the sequel millions prayed would be unnecessary. #SAD: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump tracks the shocking victory, the inept transition, and the tumultuous eternity of POTUS’s First 500 Days.

Citizens who rise every morning in dread, braced for disruptive, Randomly Capitalized, atrociously grammarized, horrably speld, toxic tweeting from the Oval Office, can curl up at night with this clarifying collection of hot takes on the First Sociopath, his enablers, and their appalling legacy. Whether resisting or just persisting, readers will find G.B. Trudeau’s cartoons are just the thing to ease the pain of remorse (“Could I have done more to prevent this?”) and give them a shot at a few hours of unfitful sleep.

There are worse things to spend your tax cut on.

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The White Hart Speaker series is presented in collaboration with Oblong Books and the Scoville Memorial Library. 

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George Howe Colt- "The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968"
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

George Howe Colt- "The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968"

George Howe Colt, bestselling author and National Book Award finalist for The Big House, brings us a story in the tradition of The Boys in the Boat about an unforgettable group of young athletes who battled in the legendary Harvard-Yale football game of 1968 amidst the sweeping currents of one of the most transformative years in American history.

It is the story of an iconic American year, as seen through the young men who lived it and were changed by it. One player had recently returned from eight months under fire in Vietnam. Two were members of the radical antiwar group SDS. There was an all-American football hero whose nickname was “God.” There was one NFL prospect who quit to devote his time to black altruism, another who went on to be Pro-Bowler Calvin Hill. There was a postal clerk’s son who worried about fitting in with the preppies, and a wealthy WASP eager to prove he could handle the blue-collar kids’ hits. There was a guard named Tommy Lee Jones, and fullback who dated a young Meryl Streep. They came from every class and background, but played side by side and together forged a moment of startling grace in the midst of the storm.

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The White Hart Speaker series is presented in collaboration with Oblong Books and the Scoville Memorial Library. 

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CHRIS CROWLEY - "The Younger Next Year Back Book: The Whole-Body Plan to Conquer Back Pain Forever"
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

CHRIS CROWLEY - "The Younger Next Year Back Book: The Whole-Body Plan to Conquer Back Pain Forever"

At some point in their lives, 80% of Americans will seek expert help for back pain. It’s an epidemic, with a cost to society in medical expenses and lost productivity that is steeper than heart disease. But remember the 80% figure—that’s the astonishing cure rate at Dr. Jeremy James’s Aspen Club Back Institute. Co-written with Chris Crowley, The Younger Next Year Back Book follows the alternating chapter format of the #1 New York Times bestselling Younger Next Year and other books in the series. And just as millions of readers positively changed their lives following Harry’s Rules in Younger Next Year, the millions of back pain sufferers can find relief following Jeremy’s rules, including Stop Doing Dumb Stuff, Be Still So You Can Heal, and Stand Tall for the Long Haul.

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Francine Prose- "What to Read and Why"
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Francine Prose- "What to Read and Why"

In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist, Francine Prose celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage to the works and writers she admires above all others, from Jane Austen and Charles Dickens to Jennifer Egan and Roberto Bolaño.

Written with her sharp critical analysis, wit, and enthusiasm, What to Read and Why is a celebration of literature that will give readers a new appreciation for the power and beauty of the written word.

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Jessie Sheehan- "The Vintage Baker"
Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Jessie Sheehan- "The Vintage Baker"

Jessie Sheehan will chat with Lifestyle guru Joan Osofsky about her new keepsake cookbook featuring fetching retro patterns and illustrations, luscious photography, an embossed foil cover, and—surprise! —a tiny, vintage-style, booklet inside. Blue-ribbon recipes inspired by baking pamphlets from the 1920s to the 1960s are rendered with irresistible charm for modern tastes in this sweet package. Here are more than 50 cookies, pies, cakes, bars, and more, plus informative headnotes detailing the origins of each recipe and how they were tweaked into deliciousness. For home bakers, collectors of vintage cookbooks or kitchenware—really, anyone who loves beautiful, quirky gifts—this is a gem.

Jessie Sheehan writes, bakes, and develops recipes for sweets in Red Hook, Brooklyn, not far from her beloved Baked, the bakery where she got her start.

Joan Osofsky owns Hammertown Barn, the three Hudson Valley– and Berkshires–based independent lifestyle stores, which have been featured in many publications.  She is the author of Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat: Festive Table Settings, Favorite Recipes, and Design Inspiration and  Love Where You Live: At Home in the Country.

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Simon Winchester-"The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World"
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Simon Winchester-"The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World"

Our Author series continues with Simon Winchester and his new book "The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World"

In his new book  revered New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.

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Andrea Barnet-"Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed our World"
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Andrea Barnet-"Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed our World"

This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention—showed what one person speaking truth to power can do. Jane Jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Rachel Carson warned us about poisoning the environment; Jane Goodall demonstrated the indelible kinship between humans and animals; and Alice Waters urged us to reconsider what and how we eat.

 

The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with Oblong Books & Music & Scoville Memorial Library

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TRIVIA NIGHT!
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

TRIVIA NIGHT!

Join our guest hosts  Katherine Simmons and Cori Chambers for another trivia night on Wednesday, April, 11th. We will have food and drink specials, and please bring a donation item for the Corner Food Pantry. Seating is at 6:30 with questions beginning at 7:00. RSVP to reservations@whitehartinn.com, or call us at 860-435-0030.

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Mar
24
8:30 PM20:30

Annual Benefit Dance for The Jane Lloyd Fund with The Harlem Line

One of our favorite traditions since we re-opened is to host The Jane Lloyd Fund for their annual benefit dance.  The fund was founded by the Lloyd family shortly after Jane's valiant struggle with the disease ended. The family wanted to respond to the generosity of the community who reached out when Jane was in need so that others in the community might experience the same sense of well-being in their own time of great sadness and need. The Jane Lloyd fund was established through Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in 2006 to benefit cancer patients and their families in our area. Join us Saturday night, March, 24th along with The Harlem Line, to help raise money for a great cause. Music starts at 8:30pm, tickets are available at the door and are $15,  and all proceeds go directly to the foundation. Click here for more information.

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Duncan Hannah - "20th Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies"
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Duncan Hannah - "20th Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies"

In his new memoir, celebrated New York City painter, Duncan Hannah gives a rollicking and vividly immediate account of his life amid the city's glamorous demi-mondes in their most vital era as an aspiring artist, roaring boy, dandy, cultural omnivore, and far-from-obscure object of desire. DUNCAN HANNAH attended Bard College from 1971 to 1973 and Parsons School of Design from 1973 to 1975. In the seventies, he became associated with New York's avant-garde and glam and punk rock scenes, acted in a number of underground movies, and showed several of his figurative portraits in 1980's infamous Times Square Show. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum and the Minneapolis Art Institute. He lives in New York with the designer Megan Wilson.

 

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Allen Blagden- "Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden"
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Allen Blagden- "Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden"

We kick off a new season of our Speaker Series on Thursday February, 8th with Allen Blagden "Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden"

 

"There was a long bench in the living room of our house. And it was full of paper, crayons, watercolors all the essentials for creating art."
And so begins watercolor artist Allen Blagden's account of his career, training with his father, an art teacher at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. From his earliest days, art informed his life, taking him to the National Serengeti Park in Kenya, to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, to the South of France, England, and Ireland, and to his beloved Adirondacks and Maine. His watercolors, renowned for their color, compositions, and technique, are held in permanent museum collections across the United States and by countless private collectors.

The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with Oblong Books & Music & Scoville Memorial Library

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An Evening for SWSA
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening for SWSA

Come join us on Thursday, December 21st for our 3rd Annual Pot Pie Dinner! $30 includes pot pie with mashed potatoes, dessert, beverage (alcohol not included), and a performance by The HousaTonics. Dinner is served at 6 o'clock, and reservations are required. All proceeds will benefit the Salisbury Winter Sports Association

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