Sunapee Happenings: Harbor festivities to Transit of Venus

♦ Sunapee Harbor businesses will kick off the season on Thursday, May 24, from 5:30-8 p.m., with festivities for all: music, local culinary treats, boat tours, door prizes and area artists. The Sunapee Historical Society will also be open.

♦ The Sunapee Historical Society will host a book signing on Sunday, May 27, 2-4 p.m., at the historical society museum at Sunapee Harbor. “The ‘Lake Sunapee’ books have arrived!” writes Becky Rylander, SHS president. “Paul Rheingold will be present to sign his wonderful new postcard history book.” Books will be available for purchase, and are now available at Ron Garceau’s SooNipi office on Central Street, Sunapee.

♦ Second Beginnings Children’s Boutique invites you to its Grand Opening celebration at its Sunapee store, Sunapee Center, Sargent Road, on Saturday, June 2, from 10 to 4.  The shop offers new and gently used children’s clothing, books, toys and equipment at affordable prices. All proceeds support Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, a non-profit serving area families.

♦ Attention, star-gazer! Join a Transit of Venus Party in Sunapee on June 5, 2012. (On Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/TransitOfVenusParty.)

One of the rarest astronomical phenomena will occur for the last time in our lifetimes. The transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth. The planet is seen as a small black dot against the large Sun.

We are looking for volunteers to help make viewing apparatuses, informational posters, and help with getting the word out to friends. Most importantly, we are looking for suggestions for a great location to view the western sky. – David Rowell

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