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May 26 - June 09
COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)

 

Debb1e2000@aol.com
www.aannh.org/heritage/coos/umbagog.php

Errol Heritage Commission Historical Display
Monday, 9-11am; Tuesday, 5-7:30pm; Thursday 8:30-11am
Errol Town Hall (first floor)
33 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3884 (Deb Freedman)

The public is invited to enjoy an old photo display, a peek into the rich historic past of the area.

The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.



gnwca-subscribe@lists.lmr.com
www.gnwca.org

Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents...
Great North Woods Committee for the Arts
Various locations, including Tillotson Center at 14 Carriage Lane (next to the post office, Route 26) in Colebrook
(603) 246-8998 or 237-9302

Tickets are available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main Street in Colebrook, as well as at the door on the night of the concert. Funds raised by concerts help the GNWCA continue its ongoing mission of bringing the arts to the Great North Woods. For more information on the GNWCA, as well as a schedule of upcoming concerts, visit the website or contact Charlie Jordan at (603) 246-8998 or 237-9302.

Friday, May 22, 7pm - Concert: St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltones
Get ready for a beautiful night of music, hosted by GNWCA at the Tillotson Center

Saturday, May 30, 7pm - Concert: Alba’s Edge
Hosted by GNWCA at the Tillotson Center


www.facebook.com/ConnecticutRiverArtisansGroup


lpkline43@gmail.com
www.connecticutriverartisans.org

Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & Events
Select venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-5500 or (603) 788-4044

The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is a "grass-roots" organization consisting of visual artists and artisans. The mission of the group is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Southeastern Quebec. Members are able to participate in exhibits, receive reimbursement for conducting workshops, and be involved with other art-related activities sponsored by CRAG. Artists and artisans (photographers, quilters, wood carvers, basket makers, jewelers, etc.) wanting to exhibit should visit the website or call (802) 266-3687. Various workshops offered - check website or call for details.

Artists of the month exhibiting at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and the Tillotson Center in Colebrook.

Additionally, CRAG members display at the Interpretive Center at the NH Welcome Center and the CRAG Gallery at Fiddleheads in Colebrook. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or art@michelejohnsen.com; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or debsargent@excite.com; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.

Thursday, May 28, 4pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.

CRAG has many exciting events planned for the summer. We will exhibit at Stewartstown Day on Saturday, August 1, Pittsburg Old Home Day on Saturday, August 15, and at the Tillotson Center on Friday, August 21, during the Moose Festival. We will have our third annual silent auction at our gallery at Fiddleheads in late August. This event gives people the opportunity to purchase works of art at greatly reduced prices.



TillyBloon@aol.com
www.tillotsoncenter.org

The Tillotson Center for the Arts
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook (603) 237-8328

Center for community heritage, visual & performing arts - a dynamic venue, including museum, art gallery and 171-seat theater. An historical building, formerly the Carriage Barn for the Balsams stagecoach; subsequently a Grange Hall with theater and dance floor. It is now a state of the arts facility for concerts, theatre play, movie, night of dancing and a community events venue. In the Museum you can see the 1800s fire equipment, as well as barn, kitchen & school room displays, and much more. At the Art Gallery, local artists can exhibit and offer their paintings for sale.

Friday, May 22, 7pm - Concert: St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltones
Get ready for a beautiful night of music, hosted by Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. Tickets available at the door and at Fiddleheads in Colebrook (237-9302)

Saturday, May 23, 9am-12noon - The Colebrook Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, May 30, 7pm - Concert: Alba’s Edge
Hosted by Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. Tickets available at the door and at Fiddleheads in Colebrook (237-9302)

Tuesday, June 2, 4pm - Pathways for Boys: Finding Involvement in Out-of-School Activities
A conversation for families, boys, teachers, program staff and community members. The event, offered by North Country Listens, the Coos Youth Study Team at the Carsey School of Public Policy, and the Outdoor Pathways Coalition, will include a presentation of relevant findings from the Coos Youth Study and offer a chance to discuss how to involve more Coos boys in out-of-school activities. Visit https://carsey.unh.edu/event/2015/06/pathways-boys-finding-involvement-out-school-activities for more information and to register.



errolschool@yahoo.com

Happenings at Errol Consolidated Elementary School
99 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3341


GORHAM & BERLIN AREA

 
www.gorhamnewhampshire.com/Railroad_Museum.html

www.aannh.org/heritage/coos/gorhamhist.php

www.aannh.org/arts_organizations_info.php?med=History-Heritage&org=34#org
gorhamhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
www.gorhamnewhampshire.com

Gorham Historical Society: Town and Railroad Museum
Depending upon volunteer availability; call or email in advance to confirm schedule
25 Railroad Street (by town park)
Gorham (603) 466-5338 (Contact: Reuben Rajala)

Explore the rich history of the town, the area and the railroad through artifacts, photographs, railroad exhibits and equipment, including Baldwin steam engine, B&M diesel engine, Russell snowplow and caboose. Museum located within a 1907 Grand Trunk Railway station (used as station until 1968), with a model railroad and unique Crockett-Quinn GTR Railroadania exhibit in railroad boxcars. Most of the museum and several boxcars are handicapped accessible. For more information, or to assure the Museum will be open when you are in town, call or email the Society. Admission is by donation.
Directions: Route 2 and 16 into Gorham (Main Street). Railroad Street is one block south of Main Street and the town common, near the Town Hall.


https://sites.google.com/site/randolphpubliclibrary130/

Visit www.randolph.nh.gov/Local%20Interest.htm for more event listings

www.facebook.com/pages/Randolph-Public-Library/140910925947837
yrjenkins@gmail.com

Randolph Public Library Events
Monday & Wednesday, 3-8pm; Thursday & Saturday, 10am-12noon
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408

All events are free to the public. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.


ww3sren.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1390990

For more information: email Laura Jamison or call at (603) 723-1004


lauralocalworks@gmail.com
www.wrencommunity.org

WREN Workshops, Farmers Market & Technology Classes
Tuesdays, 12noon-7pm and Thursdays 10am-2pm
WREN Works Maker Studio
117 Main Street, Berlin (603) 869-9736

Wednesdays, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, 6pm - Jump Write In, with Kirstan Lukasak
How often do we talk about wanting to write, but never get around to doing it? Jump Write In is a writers’ group where people actually come to write. Once a month writers of all genres and abilities are invited to come out and find inspiration in writing prompts, guest speakers and first thought exercises. Each session will include inspirational exercises, writing and discussion. Writers are encouraged to bring their favorite writing materials or electronic device. Participants will have the option of sharing their work at the end of each session. Open to writers of all genres and levels. Drop-ins are welcome. Suggested donation per session.

Thursday, May 21, 6pm - Vendor Readiness & Outdoor Market Meeting
New, interested, or well-seasoned vendors for the Local Works Open Market in Bethlehem or the Local Works Berlin Farmers Market can join us for a free casual meeting, networking, social time, and sharing updates about the coming market season. After short introductions there will be a short presentation about the markets and vendor sign-up opportunity. Open to public and vendors. New this year: Two booths will be set up for a short presentation about layouts, logistics, and conversation regarding display and customer service.

Every other Wednesday, through June 17, 6pm - RAW ART, with Laurie Jean Kramer of StudioWorks Art School
Express yourself with art, emotion, and a wide range of tools to share a feeling, a song, or a moment in a creative space with friends. Prompt words, themes, music, and materials will be given for creative direction and exploration.

Every other Saturday, through July 25, 10:30am - WINGS, with Laurie J Houle
WINGS emphasizes the arts as a pathway towards self-knowledge and creativity. Through this program we share the richness of WREN with local children. Girls and boys, ages 7-14, are invited to take part in workshops and adventures. Register for one or all; drop-ins welcome.
May 23 - Watercolors
June 6 - Sun Printing
June 20 - Chalk & Oil Pastels
July 11 - Mixed Media
July 25 - Art Journals

Wednesdays, June 3 & July 1, 6pm - Fiber Arts Work Night, with Carol Walker
A non-traditional fiber arts group who enjoy creating in the company of other crafters. Besides knitting and crocheting, we embroider, tat, needlepoint, braid rugs, spin, make dolls, macramé, cross stitch and more. Whether you are a beginner or master, or are just interested in learning a craft, come check us out. Join our Facebook page, “Not your Mama’s Knitting Group.” Non-members welcome; free for WREN members. Every first Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, June 3, 6pm - Make a Clay Mug, with Maria Neal
Explore the oldest method of forming clay and create a clay mug for functional use. Class fee includes kiln fire and glazing.

Saturday, June 6, 10am-2pm & Thursday, June 25, 3-7pm - Little Free Library Project, with Berlin NH Parents Group
The first meeting (at the Berlin Maker Studio) will be for planning, the second for building and painting. The Little Free Library will be unveiled at the first Farmers Market of the season (June 25). This is a casual group, kids are encouraged, and with donated wood and paints we will create Berlin’s own mobile Little Free Library. Everyone welcome. More information at littlefreelibrary.org.

Thursday, June 11, 4:30-8pm - Grand Opening! WREN Works Maker Studio
Live entertainment, refreshment, Studio tours & demonstrations, raffles, ribbon cutting, Chamber After Hours, art exhibits and more.

Saturday, June 13, 12noon - Make a Banner, with Andre Belanger
Learn all you need to know about design, fabrication, and hand painting of a fabric banner for an EZ-up tent. Class will be designed for Farmers Market vendors or local small businesses, but could be used for home party purposes. Please get your own brush in advance at your local art supply store.

Wednesday, June 17, 6pm - Make a Ceramic Clay Lantern, with Maria Neal
Explore the oldest method of forming clay and create a clay lantern for functional use. Class fee includes kiln fire and glazing.

Thursday, June 18, 6pm - Explore Zentangle Art in Color
Experience meditation through art with artist Will O’Brien as you create by drawing an unplanned colorful piece of Zentangle abstract art to take home. The emphasis will be on relaxation with motivational designs and color. The Zentangle method of drawing is an easy-to-learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns (doodling), with relaxation music and tea. Supplies will be available.

Thursday, June 25, 3-7pm – Berlin Community Mural Project Kickoff
Funded by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts, The Berlin Mural Project is the creation of a 10'x20' exterior mural which will be composed of 200 individual 1-foot square panels painted by members of the community at meetings, functions and outdoor markets during 2015.


www.frcberlin-gorham.org
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Family-Resource-Center/421414344601069?ref=br_tf



marie.demers@frc123.org
www.family-resource-center.org

Family Resource Center Happenings
Main Street, Gorham (603) 466-5190

The Family Resource Center’s mission statement: To build healthier families and stronger communities through positive relationships, programs, and collaborations in the North Country reflects the agency’s intensive focus on children, and families as well as investments in collaboration. The FRC’s programs serve all age groups, from infants to seniors as well as individuals with disabilities, veterans and at risk women. Serving all of Coos County, Northern Grafton County and Northern Carroll County.
After-school programs offered - visit www.family-resource-center.org/frcyouth.html for details.

Thursday, May 21, 5:30pm - NxNE Project Youth Art Festival
Exhibiting art of the students from the after-school programs in Berlin and Gorham. Some of the students will be showcasing their performing talents through song, dance and a reader's theater group. There will be a "Kid Auction," offering various opportunities for bidders to sponsor kids in the after-school and summer programs. Free and open to the public; donations welcome. Presented at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham.


www.aannh.org/heritage/coos/moffett.php


bcchs@hotmail.com
www.berlinnhhistoricalsociety.org

Berlin & Coos County Historical Society Museum
Tuesday-Saturday, 12noon-4pm (or by appointment)
Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center
119 High Street, Berlin
(603) 752-4590 or (603) 752-7337

The Moffett House Museum presents exhibits on Berlin's rich history, encompassing its cultural, ethnic and industrial legacies. The museum is highlighting its collection of military memorabilia.
Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"
Reading Room is available for perusing through high school yearbooks or doing research in the many "Brown Bulletins", city reports, antique ledgers and various historical documents. Genealogy research available.


www.facebook.com/AppalachianMountainClub

www.outdoors.org/lodging/whitemountains/pinkham/index.cfm

www.amcnaturenotes.blogspot.com

www.outdoors.org/about/calendar/

Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119





amcinfo@outdoors.org
www.facebook.com/JoeDodgeLodge

Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham Notch
Saturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2727

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.

Programs are free & open to the public (not including meals). Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change.


Check us out on Facebook

290 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581

Susan Ferre
106 Prospect Street, Berlin, NH 03570
(580) 624-0160 cell
susanferre@earthlink.net
www.susanferre.org


info@musicgnw.org
www.musicgnw.org

Music in the Great North Woods
Venues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or (603) 326-3242 (information)

Music in the Great North Woods promotes and supports classical music in New Hampshire's North Country in new, as well as existing, venues. During the summer months, the non-profit organization sponsors a Master Organ Recital series and the Big Moose Bach Fest, with visiting musicians of international stature. Call, visit the website or email for detailed schedules and more information. Events are open to the public free of charge, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.


monique.lavertu@stkieranarts.org

www.facebook.com/stkieranarts





info@stkieranarts.org
www.stkieranarts.org

St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural Heritage
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-12noon & 1-4:30pm and Friday, 9am-12noon
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1028

Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets available in advance (at the Center's office or online) or at the door the night of the performance. Loyalty cards available.

Season Memberships are currently available. Season members enjoy free admission to over twenty exciting and diverse performances. Membership benefits also include advance mailings and personal invitations to special events including the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, the Francofest celebration, Swing for the Arts Golf Tournament, Art Exhibition Openings, receptions, and advance Nutcracker Ballet ticket reservations. As always, Nutcracker Ballet tickets are included in the membership package.

Permanent Exhibition: Scrapbook celebrating the history & story of St. Kieran Center for the Arts
Art exhibits are open for viewing during regular business hours, an hour before all performing arts programs, and by special arrangement. There is no admission fee but donations to support the exhibit series are most welcome and greatly appreciated.

Exhibiting through June - Tim Sappington's Northern Spirit
Northern Spirit is an exhibition of various medium that are, in one way or another, inspired by the mountains, seacoast, forests, light or the very atmosphere found in northern New England. The main hall is filled with a breath-taking display of oil on canvas, watercolor on paper, wood and paint, fiber optics, LED lighting and ceramic sculpture.

The Town & Country has developed a new donation program to help local non-profits. For the entire month of May, 20% of the proceeds from each dinner served at the Town & Country on Thursday evenings will be donated to the Arts Center. Patrons benefit from an excellent fine dining experience and the Center benefits from the T & C’s generous support of the arts in the North Country.

Please join St. Kieran’s for these upcoming events:

Sunday, May 24, 2pm - Community Appreciation Day, featuring Hiroya Tsukomoto, Eclectic Guitarist
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts will be opening its doors to the general public for a free community concert featuring Hiroya Tsukomoto. A guitarist and composer, originally from Kyoto, Japan, Hiroya Tsukomoto will take the stage and share his talent and his love for music. Mr. Tsukomoto has been performing on a national as well as an international stage and has released five albums to date. He has developed a unique acoustic musical style which is sometimes described as cinematic acoustic music, playing with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth.
The community has supported the Arts Center by participating in our events, coming to the performances, purchasing memberships, making donations, sponsoring shows and helping to spread the word that the arts are alive and well in Northern New Hampshire. In celebration of our 15th season, the Board of Directors has unanimously agreed to honor you, our patrons, for taking this historic building and all of its heritage, culture, beauty, and sound into your hearts and making this arts center a place of which the North Country can be very proud. General seating is on a first come, first served basis and is limited to about 250 audience members. St. Kieran’s will hold reserved seating for our membership and loyalty card holders until 1:50pm, at which time space will be filled as necessary. Donations are always welcome. For more information about this community concert or to make a donation to the annual or capital improvement funds, please call the Arts Center, visit the website, or the Center's Facebook page. Both sites are set up to handle online, tax-deductible donations.

Sunday, June 7, 2pm - Two Old Friends, Connecting Celtic & American Country Music

Saturday, June 13, 7pm – Beatles For Sale, New England’s Top Beatles Tribute Band

Tickets on sale now for The Redbird Duo and Tim Dion on July 19, The Magic of Lyn on August 15, and Berlin Jazz on September 13.


dvallee@gorhamnh.org

www.gorhamnh.org/Pages/Gorha
mNH_opera/Index








info@gorhamnh.org
www.medallionoperahouse.org

Events at Gorham's Medallion Opera House & Town Happenings
Gorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322 x3

Wednesday, May 20, 7pm - Discovering New England Stone Walls
Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. At Gorham Public Library, 35 Railroad Street. Contact: Elizabeth Thompson, 466-252.

Saturday, May 30, 7pm - Nepal Quake Relief Concert: Guitarist Keegan Fike
Keegan Fike, University of Southern Maine guitar student and former Gorham resident, will be performing a classical guitar concert to benefit the Rising Lotus Children’s Village in Nepal, which was devastated by the recent earthquakes there. His repertoire includes works from guitar masters such as Fernando Sor to the music of J.S. Bach and more modern composers like Reginald Smith Brindle and Francis Poulenc. Admission is by donation, as Keegan hopes to raise significant funds to send to the children of Nepal.


www.facebook.com/pages/Gateway-Gallery-Gifts/330497500309929
info@gatewaygallery.biz
www.gatewaygallery.biz

Gateway Gallery & Gifts Showcases North Country Artists
Wednesday & Thursday, 12:30-5pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm (also by appointment)
36 Exchange Street, Gorham (603) 466-9900

Located at the northern edge of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in Gorham, Gateway Gallery & Gifts features White Mountain Memorabilia, work by North Country artists, and an eclectic sampling of gifts from framed fishing flies to jewelry from away - sometimes far away. Gateway Gallery specializes in custom framing using conservation materials and methods.


HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)

 

Haverhill.Historical.Society@gmail.com
haverhillhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/

Haverhill Historical Society Events
By appointment
Haverhill Historical Society's Kimball Store Museum
58 Court Street, Haverhill (603) 989-5953

All lectures are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at Ladd Street School, 880 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10, at the corner of County Road), Haverhill.



www.gcscc.org/horsemeadow.asp

Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & Events
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill (603) 787-2539

The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. Serving the Towns of Haverhill, Woodsville, Pike, Monroe, Bath, Benton, Piermont and Landaff. Call Deb or JoAnne for more details. Call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center. Gift certificates available.

Thursdays, May 21 & June 18, 9:30am - Card Making, with Jeannie McKay

Friday, May 22, 12:30pm - Photography Class: Better Photos
Join our resident photographer, Paul Anderson. Sign up at the Front Desk

Tuesday, May 26, 1pm - Join Eileen for Crafts
This month we are making “Altered Books”. These can be used to journal or keep special memories/photos in.

Saturday, June 6 - Horse Meadow Senior Center Annual Fundraising Yard Sale
We are looking for volunteers for both Friday & Saturday. Donations now being accepted; call the Center if you need items picked up.

Tuesday, June 9, 1pm - Jewelry Making Class, with Eileen

Thursday, June 11, 9:30am - Designers' Place: Floral Arranging, with Jane (all supplies provided)

Thursday, June 11, 11am - Storyteller and comedian David Shikes presents a collection of humorous situations and subjects including New England jokes.

Friday, June 12, 12:30pm - Computer Class: Google Search, with Paul Anderson

Monday, June 15, 12:45pm - Sign Language Class, with Scott & Claire Gurney
Come learn this beautiful language and have fun in the process. Sign up at the Front Desk

Thursday, June 18, 11am - Father’s Day Luncheon & Entertainment
“Set Sail” to honor our Dads. Come early and be entertained by Ethel Cooper on the piano.

Monday, June 22, 1pm - Pampered Chicks
We will be making lotion bars.

Friday, June 26, 12:30pm - Photography Class: Photos for the Fair
Join our resident photographer, Paul Anderson. Sign up at the Front Desk

Tuesday, June 30, 1pm - Join Eileen for Crafts
This month we are making assorted wind chimes.

Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music

Mondays, 12:30pm - Designers' Place: Hearts & Hands Quilters

Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group

Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb

Fridays, 1pm - Garden Club, with Eileen
Come on in and get your hands dirty. We will be planning our own beds and planting herbs for Horse Meadow’s kitchen.



www.gcscc.org/orford.html

Orford Senior Center
Congregational Church
Dartmouth College Highway, Orford (603) 353-9107

You never know what might be happening at the Orford Senior Center, but you can be assured that the Tuesday lunch will be delicious and most likely there will be a neat program as well. It may be the local elementary school jazz band, a reading by an author or a talk by a local celebrity.


LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA

 
www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-
parks/weeks-state-park.aspx



nhparks@dred.state.nh.us
www.nhstateparks.org

Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer Programs
Saturday & Sunday, September 6-October 13 (Columbus Day), 10am-5pm
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
200 Weeks State Park Road (off Route 3), Lancaster (603) 788-4004

Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at
4pm.

All programs held on Thursdays at 7pm, unless otherwise noted. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs.
Call for confirmation of dates and topics.



bonfletcher@yahoo.com
www.whitefieldnh.org/page2.asp

Whitefield Historical Society Museum
By appointment
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Laconia Savings Bank
22 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-2466

Features displays on various facets of life in Whitefield over the years. Ongoing exhibits are also on display on the first floor of the Mountain View Grand year 'round and are updated periodically.


www.aannh.org/heritage/coos/jefferson.php

www.facebook.com/pages/Jefferson-Historical-Society/118993864789538




jcm@ncia.net

Jefferson Historical Society Museum & Programs
Sunday & Thursday, June-October, 1-5pm, and by appointment
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372

Housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course, the eclectic collection of artifacts reflects the town’s rural history. Exhibits include the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Landslide, the Waumbek Hotel, old tools, photographs and memorabilia.


www.facebook.com/lancasterrialto



lancasterrialto@gmail.com
www.lancasterrialto.com

Live & On Screen at Rialto Theatre
Rialto Theatre
80 Main Street (Route 2), Lancaster (603) 788-FILMS (3456)

New entertainment every week, covering a vast array of genres, providing recent run movies and unique viewing alternatives by bringing back classics, vintage films and nontraditional entertainment.


www.facebook.com/coloneltownplayersoflancasterinc

PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584



coloneltownplayers@gmail.com
www.coloneltownplayers.org

The Colonel Town Players of Lancaster
Lancaster Town Hall
25 Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788-4827

Since starting in the early 1970s, the Colonel Town Players have continuously produced shows, usually with a Fall musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional reviews and cabarets.

Fridays & Saturdays, May 1, 2, 8 & 9, 7pm and Sunday, May 3 & Saturday, May 9, 1pm - Arsenic and Old Lace
The classic Joseph Kesselring black comedy farce about the dear, old, murderous Aunties Brewster, their three nephews: crazy Teddy, sincere (?) Mortimer and fiancee Elaine (?), and murderous Jonathan and sidekick, Dr. Einstein. The comedy centers around who will find out what when about which dead bodies; slapstick timing; a possible marriage; which policeman will figure things out; and just who will make it through the play. Audiences have laughed themselves to tears at this show. Tickets at the door, and the house opens one half-hour before curtain.


www.facebook.com/AppalachianMountainClub

www.outdoors.org/summerguide

http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm?action=main&dest=11

www.outdoors.org/lodging/whitemountains/highland/

Rob Burbank, Director of Media and Public Affairs
rbur
amcinfo@outdoors.org
www.facebook.com/HighlandCenter

Appalachian Mountain Club Programs in Crawford Notch
Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-4453

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.


LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

 
www.logginginlincoln.com

Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251



library@lincolnnh.org
www.lincoln.lib.nh.us/history.htm

Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & Lectures
Wednesday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 5-7pm (also by appointment)
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159 (Carol Riley)

The Museum features memorabilia from the J.E Henry era, early resort hotels, sawmills, Logging photos and equipment, local schools, yearbooks, Tourist attraction, and so much more. The Museum is a former church that was built by J.E. Henry in 1909. We also now have a "satellite" museum. The owners of the Village Shops in Lincoln (the old mill site) have given us a store front in the complex and we have numerous photos and early maps on display.

The Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society has produced a beautiful cookbook, “A Taste of History,” in commemoration of Lincoln and Woodstock's 250th anniversaries, on sale at the Lincoln Public Library or by mail. These keepsake items will feed your stomach and your hearts with many heritage recipes, some dating back to 1909, as well as current day recipes from local residents. Each category is highlighted with vintage pictures of some of the area’s historic eating establishments. All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the museum building renovation project.


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library@lincolnnh.org
www.lincoln.lib.nh.us

Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public Library
Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159

The Library has museum passes available for check out: Fairbanks Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Squam Lake Science Center, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum and Wright Museum. The Library is selling Lincoln afghans, available only at the Lincoln Public Library. The afghans feature scenes of historic Lincoln, are 50" x 60", made in the USA, and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out.

Artist on Exhibit - Evelyn Bent MacGregor Anderson
Evelyn Anderson started painting watercolors after graduating from nursing school, and has sold several covers for Field and Stream Magazine. Please stop by to see this wonderful exhibit, generously on loan by her granddaughter, local resident Karen Olivier.

Saturday, May 23, 9am-2pm - Friends of Lincoln Library Annual Plant Sale
Under the tent beside the Library

Wednesday, May 27, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Free, on the last Wednesday of each month. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire to the film showing.

Thursday, June 18, 6:30pm - Evolving English: from Beowulf and Chaucer to Tweets and Texts
PSU English Professor Karolyn Kinane presents a lively, interactive crash course in the medieval English language, specifically the poetry of Chaucer’s "The Canterbury Tales." Participants will have the opportunity to read and recite medieval poetry aloud in a fun, relaxed environment. The program includes a brief, illustrated historical overview of the events that sparked linguistic transitions from the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman eras to the Middle English era, including the Norman Invasion, the Black Death, and the invention of the printing press. Kinane closes by exploring how these medieval events are still embedded in the English we speak today and how modern inventions and events continue to shape language. This program is free and open to the public, made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Mondays, 3-5pm - LEGO Club
Preregister for this event. 6-12 year olds

Wednesdays, 4-5pm - Italian Study group
This group is open to all that would like to learn a language.

Fridays, 11am - Storytime
We will read stories, do a craft and enjoy each other's company. This program is free and open to all.



tcamargo@gcscc.org
www.gcscc.org/linwood.html

Happenings at the Linwood Senior Services
Linwood Area Senior Center
194 Pollard Road, Lincoln (603) 745-4705

Located in the heart of New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains, you’re sure to enjoy the special celebrations as well as the regular meals. Bring a friend and drop by for a delicious lunch, enjoy the programming, and find out how you can be a part of this great community effort.


LITTLETON AREA (including Bethlehem, Lisbon & St. Johnsbury, VT)

 
Contacts: President Dave Goldstone at (516) 592-1462 or davegoldstone1@gmail.com
Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711

Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website

Mailing list sign up (for activities): e.sregen@roadrunner.com



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www.bethlehemsynagogue.org

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & Classes
Open year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
PO Box 395, Bethlehem, NH 03574
39 Strawberry Hill, Bethlehem (603) 869-5465

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) has been a landmark destination in the North Country since the early 1900s. The 1888 building on Strawberry Hill was purchased by the congregation and established as a house of Jewish worship in 1920. Originally used only in summer months, the BHC Synagogue is now in use year round by residents and visitors. The synagogue houses an extensive library and is presently establishing a North Country Jewish Cultural Center to display the growing collection of Jewish artifacts.

Regular religious services are scheduled for each weekend, July through mid-October, and for all days of the High Holy Day season. Religious school for children and classes for adults will also be offered. Please visit the website for detailed information on all events, classes and religious services. All are open to the public; registration is required for classes. Available for weddings, bar/bat mitzvah services, baby-namings and other life cycle events.

Sunday, April 19, 4pm - Second Annual Non-Denominational Holocaust Remembrance Service
To honor man’s triumph over darkness, the program is a community-wide non-denominational gathering of remembrance, hope and light. We welcome your participation as we move forward in community and unity, using our past to build our future. Open to the public. For more information contact Martin Kessel at martink1937@gmail.com.


www.sugarhillnh.org/library-and-museum/sugar-hill-historical-museum/

Contact: Kitty Bigelow, Executive Director, PO Box 591, Sugar Hill, NH 03586



kittyh41@gmail.com
www.sugarhillnh.org

Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & Events
Fridays & Saturdays, through Columbus Day weekend, 11am-3pm
Sugar Hill Meeting House
1401 Route 117, Main Street, Sugar Hill (603) 823-5336

The three-building campus of the Sugar Hill Historical Museum reflects the long history of Sugar Hill’s people, places and culture. Exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith’s shop, a Benjamin Morrill tower clock, a reproduction of a wood-fired stove & kitchen, a collection of public signs, a 1939 Ford fire truck, and a variety of sleighs. A large photograph collection and a wealth of historical and genealogical references are found in the library. The Historical Society's purpose is to be an educational resource for the public through research, study, collection, preservation and exhibition of artifacts that illustrate the history of our community. The gift shop sells the museum’s self-published books, antiques, jewelry and many crafted items created by local residents. Admission is free – donations gratefully accepted. Call for more information or to make an appointment for a special tour (especially large groups).

2015 Exhibit - Flash Back
An exhibit of Sugar Hill featuring the Museum’s extensive collection of photography and writings of Sugar Hill’s Reverend Samuel Stickney Nickerson, 1835-1930. “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”

June 6 & 7 - Lupine Festival
Contact: Brenda Aldrich, Harmans' Cheese Store, at 823-8000

Friday, June 12, 7pm – Concert by the Pine Hill Singers
Donations accepted


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littletoncrafts@gmail.com
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Littleton.studio.school@gmail.com
nhcrafts.org/localsites/littleton/

League of NH Craftsmen Gallery & Littleton Studio School
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1066

The Littleton Studio School is an affiliate of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. The School is an extension of the League's mission to bring the experience of fine craftmaking to the North Country through classes and workshops for children, adults and seniors. Becoming a League of NH Craftsmen Member entitles you to discounts on workshops and classes, invitations to receptions and special events, in addition to other benefits.

Please call, email or stop by the League or the Book Store for the latest class schedule or to reserve your place in a class. The schedule is also available online, or email your request to receive updates on our workshop offerings. Any student under 18 will need a parent's signature. Unless noted otherwise, preregistration is required for all classes; full tuition is due at the time of registration. For more information and registration, call Tina Gorman at the school. Gift certificates available.

Connect with the Studio School using Facebook, Twitter and Blogging. Visit the website to learn what is happening in the Studio, and communicate with other students, the instructors and many others.

Saturday & Sunday, May 16 & 17, 10am-4pm - Forge, Taper, Twist - Metal As A Line
This workshop with Paulette Werger focuses on the use of simple tools and techniques to create a variety of jewelry pieces. Learn to forge, taper, twist and solder to create sinuous linear elements in silver that can be transformed into elegant pieces of finished jewelry. Tapered rings, forged bangle bracelets, twisted wire cuffs and more will be demonstrated and discussed. Students should bring: basic jewelry hand tools and a sketchbook to class. Knowledge of soldering and annealing is helpful. Paulette will provide appropriate gauge wire in argentium, sterling and copper for sale directly to students.

Mondays, through May 18, 4pm - Drawing From Nature, with Denise Crowley
Students will explore mark making with Pen and Ink using found objects from nature. We'll begin with a discussion of materials and exercises to become familiar with many techniques including line, stipple and crosshatching. Then we'll move on to create shape, dimension and texture using these techniques with our found objects for inspiration. Later on, we'll introduce ink washes and maybe even some color. This class is a beginner class, but some drawing experience is preferred.

Mondays & Wednesdays, May 18-June 29, 6pm - Digital Photography 101, with Meg Brown
Have a fancy new DSLR you've been wanting to figure out? Interested in learning more than how to click a button? This is the perfect class for beginners looking to dive deeper into the artistic side of photography. We will cover the exposure triangle, white balance, basic composition, and photo editing. This course consists of two sessions a week: a 2-hour class at The Littleton Studio School and a 1-hour photo shoot lab, locations to be determined.
Materials: DSLR (Canon Rebel T3i recommended), Laptop with Adobe Lightroom (30 Day Free Trial Available) or PicMonkey (Free), and a Facebook account. *We will not have class on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Additionally, there will be no photo shoot that week either.

Thursdays, through May 28, 9am - Watercolor
Debbie Aldrich is an award-winning water colorist who will inspire students to express the art in their lives. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Any level is welcome. Ages teen-adult.

Saturday, May 30, 10am - Get Comfortable With Soldering, with Jean Matray
In this intensive, all-day class, students will work on a variety of diverse exercises in order to discover the subtleties of soldering by experimentation and repetition. All project materials will be provided. Some experience is preferred.

Sunday, May 31, 10am - Enameling: Color Play, with Lucy Golden
Enameling is the age-old art of fusing colorful glass to metal. In this all-day workshop, beginning and ongoing students will be introduced to techniques of sifting, using stencils, and sgraffito, among others. Exciting colors of enamel are available. Millefiori beads, silver wire and foil can be added as accents. Students will have at least one finished piece by the end of the day.

Saturday June 6, 10am - Wire Wrapping, with Judy Erickson
Come and have fun creating your own wire wrapped jewelry in this all-day workshop. We will make pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings. Materials include: glass, shell, gemstones; a variety of wire types and findings. Feel free to bring any focal pieces you would like to wrap. No previous experience is necessary. Projects range from beginning to intermediate levels.

Mondays, through June 8, 2:30pm - Handbuilding, with Maria Neal
Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Whether it is working with slabs to create mugs, bowls or boxes or learning coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms, Maria's creativity is sure to build upon your love of clay to create fun and fabulous pieces. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students. Also offered June 29-August 3

Tuesdays OR Thursdays, through June 11, 6pm OR Wednesdays, through June 10, 9am - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to teen-adult students with any level of clay experience. Also offered June 30-August 6

Wednesdays, through June 10, 6pm - Guided Open Session, with Lucy Golden
Learn new techniques while working on your own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting, soldering or enameling. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Materials available for purchase. Also offered with Jean Matray, Thursdays, July 2-August 6, 6pm

Thursdays, through June 11, 6pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Jean Matray
Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles.

Saturday, June 20, 10am - Stained Glass, with Jacki Scott
Select a color family for making a sun catcher. After cutting the glass, grinding it to fit, copper foiling the piece and soldering, you will take home your very own sun catcher. All materials and machines will be provided by the instructor. Please provide color choices when registering for this all-day workshop.

Thursday, June 25, 9am - Shaving Cream Prints, with Melissa Jones
There are many different ways to make prints, from the highly technical and complex to the relatively simple. This really fun printing activity can marble paper or create actual images using nontraditional printing materials. Finished prints can be used for a variety of other art projects or stand alone as a unique piece of art. Explore how regular shaving cream and food coloring can create fun and vibrantly colored prints through a process that seems almost like magic.

Saturday, July 25, 9am - Basket-making, with Ray Lagasse
In this all-day workshop, choose from an assortment of Ray's wonderful baskets, including Pack Basket, Market Basket, Double Pie Basket and Laundry Basket. Adult

Sunday & Tuesday, 1-4pm; Wednesday 12noon-3pm; Friday 10am-1pm - Clay Open Studio
Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio

Tuesdays, 6-9pm - Metals/Jewelry Open Studio is available for students to work on class projects or for independent work. A monitor will be available to oversee the studio and to answer questions.








gotoshow@BethlehemColonial.org
www.bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org

Events & Films at The Colonial Theatre
2050 Main Street, Bethlehem (603) 869-3422

On The New Hampshire list of historic places , the Colonial Theatre presents nationally acclaimed artists in an intimate theatre setting, independent and world cinema, quality family entertainment and community events to residents and visitors to The White Mountains. The Friends of The Colonial sees as part of its mission the enhancement of the quality of life for all area residents. As such, The Colonial encourages the use of the Theatre by other community non-profits for fundraising, enrichment and outreach, and offers the Theatre on a negotiable sliding scale.

Show your support today - membership benefits include: Discounts on all movie and Live! at The Colonial event tickets, preferred ticketing & no additional processing fees on Live! tickets, free tickets for frequent movie attendance, member prices for accompanying guests, ticket discounts at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, VT and St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, Berlin, and a free membership ice cream cone.

Expanded Movie Showtimes
Friday & Saturday, 7pm & 9:15pm; Sunday, 2:30pm & 7:30pm; Monday & Tuesday, 7:30pm; Wednesday, 5:30pm (2 for 1 Buddy Night)

Thursday, May 28, 6pm - Movie & Discussion: She's Beautiful When She's Angry
A documentary by Mary Dore, resurrecting the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. Not So Macho Taco Bar & Drinks served from 6-7:30pm, with a discussion from 6:30-7:30pm; movie showing at 7:30pm. More information found at www.facebook.com/events/759620044154751/ and www.shesbeautifulwhenshesangry.com. Tickets available at door. Presented in partnership with Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN).

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Saturday, May 30, 8pm - Caravan of Thieves
Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It's theatrical and humorous. It's musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs. If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton's house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired.

Saturday, June 6, 8pm - An Evening with Gaelic Storm
Gaelic Storm - the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band - is dishing up a hearty serving of Full Irish. Gaelic Storm has straddled the line between tradition and innovation for nearly two decades. The group infuses traditional Celtic music with modern influences, updating the genre for a new generation of fans raised on rock, country and folk.

Saturday, June 20, 8pm - Red Molly
Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Weaving together the threads of American music-from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk — as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies.

Friday, July 3, 8pm - Novalima
This energetic 8-piece Latin Grammy nominated band from Peru incorporate a wide range of cultural influences into its upbeat music bringing in influences from its musical cousins reggae, dub, salsa, hip-hop, Afrobeat and Cuban son. The result is a revolutionary and modern approach to traditional Afro-Peruvian music and a powerful and inspiring live show. Get your groove on this Fourth of July weekend with The Colonial and don't forget your dancing shoes. No reserved seats for this show; tickets available to members only through April 17.

Friday, July 10, 8pm - The Wood Brothers
From early in their childhood, Chris and Oliver were steeped in American roots music.

Saturday, August 15, 8pm - Ljova & the Kontraband, with the North Country Chamber Players
Bringing together influences from classical, klezmer, tango, jazz and Gypsy music, nobody does it quite like this. Music that evokes forgotten memories of things you think you've heard before but haven't, while dreaming of Bartok and Piazzolla trundling through an early-morning Hungarian mist in a three-legged race to the village dance at the end of time. High-quality musicianship this entertaining is a joy to experience.
North Country Chamber Players is a group of world-class musicians from major orchestras and musical institutions across the US, delighting White Mountain audiences with the gift of outstanding performances, innovative collaborations, and creative community and educational outreach.
This concert is the center piece of a weekend of activities presented by the North Country Chamber Players, The Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation and The Colonial Theatre. For more information about this and other White Mountain cultural events visit www.whitemountainsmusicfestival.com and www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.

Friday, September 4, 8pm - Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
A potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have risen to acclaim with their energetic mix of old-school reggae, funky African grooves, and deep tribal chants. Founded in a refugee camp in Guinea, this band has matured into one of Africa's top touring and recording bands.

Saturday, September 12, 8pm - Shemekia Copeland
Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.


Maudelle Driskell, Executive Director
mdriskell@frostplace.org

Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director, saudsley@frostplace.org


frost@frostplace.org
www.frostplace.org

The Frost Place Museum Events & Readings
Museum re-opens on Saturday, May 23; then open Wednesday-Monday, 1-5pm
158 Ridge Road, Franconia (603) 823-5510 (office) or 823-5048 (museum)

The Frost Place is a permanent home and museum for poets and poetry at Robert Frost's former homestead, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains. Enjoy the view from the front porch of Mount Lafayette and the Franconia Notch. Gaze at Robert Frost's autographed books and hand-written letters safely tucked under glass. And, see the Morris Chair in the front room where Frost sat and wrote his poems.
During the winter months, the house is closed but the grounds and poetry trail are open. Our offices are open year-round. Please call or email if you have questions. Special events and groups can be accommodated.

The Frost Place honors the legacy of Robert Frost and encourages the creation and appreciation of poems, offering three poetry writing conferences (in the summer months) and two competitions. Study poetry in the beautiful White Mountains of NH at the former home of Robert Frost. Come be inspired by the landscape, write and study with some of the best contemporary poets writing today. Apply online for upcoming programs:

June 21-25 - Conference on Poetry and Teaching
The Conference on Poetry and Teaching is a unique opportunity for teachers to work closely with both their peers and with a team of illustrious poets who have particular expertise in working with teachers at all levels: K–12, graduate and undergraduate, and nontraditional and community-based instructors. Over the course of 4½ days, faculty poets share specific, hands-on techniques for making poetry an essential element of the classroom. The emphasis is on the reading-conversation-writing-revision cycle, and our teaching approach aligns with the Common Core anchor standards for reading and writing. The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching is not composed of stand-alone classes. Our approach is sequential; each day's session links to the next.
Graduate-level and continuing education credits are available; participants must attend the entire conference, unless given a written exemption from the conference director. Certificate of completion includes 33 hours of Continuing Education credit. We offer a full scholarship to the teacher of the student winner in the NH Poetry Out Loud contest (Deadline: May 31). http://frostplace.org/cpt/

June 25-26 - Teachers As Writers Workshop
An intensive day-and-a-half session for classroom teachers who want to focus on their own writing and revision practices Led by renowned poet-teacher Baron Wormser, it gives teachers the opportunity to focus entirely on their own creative growth. Concludes with a featured reading by Baron Wormser at the Henry Holt Barn at The Frost Place. The workshop is limited to participants who have already attended the Conference on Poetry and Teaching. Continuing education credits are available. See website for more details - http://frostplace.org/taw/

July 12-18 - Conference on Poetry
Spend a week at "intensive poetry camp" with writers who are deeply committed to learning more about the craft of writing poetry. The Frost Place Conference on Poetry offers daily workshops, classes, lectures, writing and revising time in a supportive and dynamic environment. Scholarships and discounts are available (Deadline: June 15). http://frostplace.org/conference-on-poetry/

August 2-8 - Poetry Seminar
The Seminar is a unique opportunity for dedicated poets to delve intensely into the poetic process in a small group setting. Participants will have their poems-in-progress given generous and focused attention in workshops and one-on-one meetings with faculty, and will be invited to think in new ways about what can be accomplished in revision. For an additional fee, the Seminar will offer full-length manuscript review to a limited number of participants. Scholarships and discounts are available (Deadline: July 1). http://frostplace.org/poetry-seminar/



wchurch@whitemountainscience.org
www.whitemountainscience.org

White Mountain Science, Inc.
WMSI HQ and Design Studio
22 Park Avenue, Bethlehem (603) 728-5242

WMSI supports Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education in both formal (schools) and informal (everything else) settings for the curious and inventive individual in us all regardless of age. We are also developers for STEAM curriculum and technology. Currently, we offer learning opportunities and development work in areas that leverage easy-to-use robotics and measurement equipment, low cost computing and electronics, computer coding, and rapid prototyping (3D printing and LASER cutting).

Game Design Series - In the past few years video games and board games have become a serious provider for entertainment. Learn what it means to truly design a game in this series. Taught by an Independent Game Developer, participants will acquire skills that will help them become successful designers. When participants leave a workshop in this series they will be more excited to make their own game, rather than play one.

LEGO One Button Creations Series - Throughout our One Button Creations series, participants will enjoy the world of rapid prototyping, and open-ended design. While this workshop serves as an introduction to programming and physical design, our One Button Creations series are open to all. Beginners and experienced inventors will have a great time exploring and sharing their creative work.

Animation Series - In this series, participants will learn how to create their own short films. From shooting to editing we will help you become your own film director, producer and actor. Along with filming we will also cover what it means to be a sound designer and how to get the most out of recorded audio. Learn to work with a team and utilize each members skills to create a final product you can be proud of.

Learn to Code Series - In this series, participants will learn how to write their own computer programs, many of which will be tied to graphical outputs so they can quickly and easily see the result of their creations. Through these programming projects, participants will learn the basics of program flow, loops, decisions and variables.

Solve it with LEGO Series - Are you on your way to becoming a LEGO expert? This series is for you! WMSI will provide challenging and very cool real world problems that need solving. A plant watering robot? Pet feeder? A door opener? Laundry-bot? Something to take out the garbage? What's the catch? We want you to solve the real world problem with a LEGO MINDSTORMS kit. Find out how LEGO's can assist in real-world prototyping and how engineering connects directly back with the real world.

Wednesday, May 27, 3:30pm - Game Design Series Workshop: Games by Gamers
Create and design your own video game in this game-making workshop. Participants will be given the skills to develop their ideas and turn them into playable video games. After the end of the workshop, participants will be able to take their games home and add even more to what they have already created. Grades 3-6

Saturdays, May 30 & June 6, 9am - Game Design Series Workshop: Board Games meet 3D
In this 2-day workshop, participants will design and create their own interactive board games. By using the MaKeyMaKey Inventors Kit, participants will bring their games to life with interactive tiles that create sounds and show videos. Along with the MaKeyMaKey Inventors Kit, participants will scan and 3D print their very own game pieces. Perhaps a mini-me type game piece? Many things are possible with our scan and print technology. Grades 6-8

Wednesday, June 3, 3:30pm - Animation Series Workshop: A Simple Story
In film a simple story can turn into a great production in just a few scenes! Using stop motion animation, participants will take a simple task for a human and turn it into a great adventure. Each participant will be able to leave this workshop with a short film that they created. Grades K-2

Wednesday, June 10, 3:30pm - LEGO One Button Creations Series Workshop: Motion
Using the multitude of motors provided with the LEGO MINDSTORMS kits, participants will make leaps and bounds in the world of 3D motion. Grades 3-6

Thursday, June 11, 3:30pm - Game Design Series Workshop: Acrobatic Assembly
Using the MaKeyMaKey Inventors kit, participants will design their own unique controllers to play classic and new-age video games. Instead of a hand controller what if jump is activated by touching something on the ceiling or clicking your heels together? Find out how a simple game can become a fun, active, physical challenge in this active and wonky workshop. Grades 3-6

Wednesdays, June 17 & 24, 3:30pm - Learn to Code Series Workshop: A Python Scavenger Hunt
Participants will use the power of python programming to create a scavenger hunt. They will use the clues they code to lead their classmates on a wild journey. This is a 2-day workshop, be sure to clear your schedule for both days so you may continue the adventure. Grades 6-8

Thursday, June 18, 3:30pm - LEGO One Button Creations Series Workshop: Gear Up!
Discover how motors move such large and powerful machines in this workshop on gears. Watch as your LEGO projects go from Cruiser to Racer with the knowledge gained from attending this workshop. Grades 3-6

Saturday, June 27, 9am - Solve it with LEGO Series Workshop: Group them Together
What happens when a group of skilled individuals come together to solve a problem? The answer is, whatever the group decides. In this workshop, participants will work as a group to come up with a LEGO designed solution to a very simple problem. Grades 6-8


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nina@wrencommunity.org



wren@wrencommunity.org
www.wrencommunity.org

WREN Local Works & the Gallery at WREN
Daily, 10am-5pm
2011 Main Street & 22 Park Avenue, Bethlehem (603)
869-3100 or 869-9736

Dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods, the Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network's mission is to inspire, create and connect through economic, educational, personal and community development. Along with presenting 2 open-call member shows (in April & December), The Gallery at WREN presents 10 curated shows each year. The Gallery opens a new exhibit every First Friday of the month from 5-7pm, free and open to the public. These “meet the artist” opening receptions are a great way for the community to connect with artists, and for artists to network with each other as well as with potential buyers.
Exhibiting in May - Kristine Lingle and Dayna Talbot
Exhibiting in June - Meryl Nevins, Robert Moore and Virginia Kirschner

WREN Local Works Gallery exhibiting at Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods
Join us at the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel for a new series of artist talks and demonstrations featuring artists of WREN. Artist talks are a great informal way for people to learn more about an artist’s creative process and the unique stories behind their work. This event is part of ART MATTERS, a new initiative from the Gallery at WREN, in partnership with the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. Free and open to the public; refreshments provided.

Tuesday, May 19, 6pm - Vendor Readiness & Outdoor Market Meeting
New, interested, or well-seasoned vendors for the Local Works Open Market in Bethlehem or the Local Works Berlin Farmers Market can join us for a free casual meeting, networking, social time, and sharing updates about the coming market season. After short introductions there will be a short presentation about the markets and vendor sign-up opportunity. Open to public and vendors. New this year: Two booths will be set up for a short presentation about layouts, logistics, and conversation regarding display and customer service.

Saturday, May 30, 10am - Gnomes & Mushrooms, with Carolyn Sherman
Create your own 3-D gnome and mushrooms. Learn how to needle felt, manipulate the wool and form basic shapes. All supplies are included. Great for ages 8 to adult.

Tuesday, June 9, 12noon - Copyrights & Lunch: Whys, Whens & Hows, with Jeanette Fournier
Pack your lunch and head over to WREN for this free information-packed two-hour workshop. Learn why, when and how to apply for a copyright, single work of art and a grouping of art, original artwork vs. commissioned work, using reference materials – when to obtain permission, safeguarding artwork copyright on the Internet and resources. Jeanette Fournier is a watercolor artist whose paintings of animals are exhibited at both national and regional art shows and who works with an agent to license her work for items like puzzles and greeting cards, calendars and other commercial purposes in addition to generating custom commission work directly with clients. www.jfournierart.com

Tuesday, June 9, 6pm - Write Night in the Gallery, with Katherine Ferrier
Once a month (usually), we gather in the Gallery at WREN in Bethlehem to contemplate the new exhibit and invite the works of art to open doorways into writing. Gallery Coordinator and poet Katherine Ferrier leads writers of all abilities in short writing explorations, using visual art as an inspirational springboard. We simultaneously use the artwork to generate possibilities for writing, and invite our writing to open surprising conversations about art. Each session will include time for contemplation, writing, and discussion. Participants will have the option of sharing their work at the end of each session. Open to writers of all genres and levels. Drop-ins are welcome. www.katherineferrier.net

Thursday, June 18, 6pm - Color Connections II: The Challenge of Color
In this workshop with Jeanne Robillard, participants will explore color as energy and discover their personal life challenges through the lens of their color choices.


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Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & Events
Saturdays, May 23-October 31, 1-5pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000

Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain, and iron furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school. Browse the new exhibit Readin' Ritin' Rithmetic: From the One Room School Houses of Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill to Our Present Day Regional Schools. The exhibit includes pictures of schools and children from Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill. In the 1860s there were more than a dozen schools in the three towns. Research traces the change from these schools to the current Lafayette Regional School and Profile Junior-Senior High School, serving the three towns and more. Come try our new scavenger hunts—one for children and one for adults. See if you can find artifacts that our ancestors would have had or used, but are mysterious to people today.

The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. There is no admittance fee, although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.

Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14 - Plant & Yard Sale (on Museum lawn)

Tuesday, July 14, 7pm - Humanities to Go Program: “On this spot once stood….”
Remembering the architectural heritage of New Hampshire, with speaker Maggie Stier, in the Abbie Greenleaf Library meeting room. Free and open to the public.


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Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior Center
Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm (closed when the weather is bad)
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton (603) 444-6050

Check website for full listing of activities.
Do you need a comfortable area for your card group to meet? Do you host a ladies' afternoon in your home but your living room is getting too crowded? The Senior Center has many afternoons that are open for drop-in style socializing. Call for details.

Volunteers Wanted
Do you have, or do you know someone who has, a special talent that you can bring to others? We are looking for people or groups who would like to give lessons in anything at all. Perhaps you know how to scrapbook or maybe you can make greeting cards. We have the space; we just need instructors.

Tuesdays, May 19 and June 9, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye

Thursday, May 21, 10:30am - Littleton Needleworkers (no June meeting)

Thursday, May 21, 1:15pm - Fraud Work
Peter Kawonczyk from AARP will present this informative and helpful program. Did you know that every community is at risk and that about 25 million Americans are victims of consumer fraud each year? What are these scams and how can you avoid them? Peter will answer that and also talk about what to do and the resources available if you become a victim.

Friday, May 22 - Memorial Day BBQ and Patriotic Concert & Sing-Along
Join us for a delicious BBQ buffet followed by a great musical presentation with our friends Dick Alburini and Phil Rivera. Wear your red, white and blue and come celebrate with us.

Tuesday, May 26, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "Molokai" by Alan Brennert

Wednesdays, May 27 and June 10 & 24, 1pm - Knitters Group
Second and fourth Wednesday each month (usually)

Thursday, May 28, 1pm - Craft Class
Make jewelry with Louanne. Sign up at the front desk.

Friday, May 29, 1pm – Motivational Interview
Join us for this helpful and interesting 1-on-1 interviewing style conversational practice. Becky McEnany from the North Country Health Consortium will be happy to talk with you individually. It is not therapy; it is a conversation that will help you understand what is important to you and how to make positive changes. Please sign up with Phyllis for these free half hour sessions.

Wednesday, June 3, 1pm - WMUR’s wonderful weather man Kevin Sharupa will do a weather presentation, as well as answer questions.

Thursday, June 4 - Birthday Dinner
Join us for fun and music, birthday cake and ice cream. First Thursday of every month.

Friday, June 5, 12:30pm - Piano and Violin Concert
Welcome concert pianist Bruce Pratt, along with his 11 year-old son Elijah, a concert violinist, performing this wonderful program.

Tuesday, June 9, 1pm - Cookie Making
Please sign up to help make and decorate cookies with Louann Knight to present to our local Selectmen. Come participate in this fun activity to show our local Select board our appreciation.

Thursday, June 18, 1pm - Lunch and Learn Series: Handwriting Analysis, with Kate Kelly
Want to know if your handwriting reveals the true you? Come to this interesting and fun workshop. No charge if you have lunch at the Center. Sign up is necessary at the front desk.

Friday, June 19 - Father's Day Program
Presentation and demonstration by well-known power weight lifter Ted Sares. He is one of the oldest active weight lifters in the world - 78 years young - and has won several weight lifting competitions. There also will be a special lunch, gifts for all the gentlemen in attendance, and music provided by Wayne Klinlger.

Friday, June 26, 1pm - Candy Making
Louann will be offering a fun candy making class. Sign up at front desk.

Tuesday, June 30, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub
Please join us to recommend a book.

Mondays, 1pm - Yoga (new members welcome)

Tuesdays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (any medium; all levels of interest welcome)

Wednesdays, 11am - Piano Music by Charles

Wednesdays, 3pm - Computer Classes (Call to signup and to confirm dates)

RSVP Knitters - Call for dates and times


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Kool Kinetics
Exhibiting at 42 Maple Gallery
42 Maple Street, Bethlehem (603) 575-9077

Kinetic Art is contemporary art, dependent upon movement for its effect. Exhibiting at 42 Maple, a church for kinetic and contemporary art, with a gallery having monthly showings of other artist and themed shows.


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Art & Music at The Loading Dock
Mill Street, Littleton (603) 259-6054

The Loading Dock is an all ages collaborative multidisciplinary creative space, bringing together Art, Music and Technology in one open-concept, creative community space run by volunteers, friends, collaborators and band-mates. Also an art studio, group classes are available for kids 8+ as well as individual lessons for all ages.

Thursday, April 2, 6pm - Figure Drawing
Live model figure drawing class with THE GREAT Larry Golden. Bring your own materials that you like to draw with - paper, pencils, sketch pad, etc. Disclaimer: the model will be female and will be nude. Please do not attend this class if you are uncomfortable or will make others feel uncomfortable.

Wednesday, April 8, 9am - YarnBomb The LD!
Join in yarnbombing in & around The Loading Dock, or bring any knit/crochet/fiber project you may be working on and throw a few rows down. Tea, coffee, music & yarn provided.

Saturday, April 11, 7pm - Performance: Mad Cat Habitat, with Special Guest Genreal
Listen to Mad Cat Habitat at https://soundcloud.com/mad-cat-habitat-1/metal-to-the-head. Listen to some Genreal tracks at https://soundcloud.com/genreal-1. BYOB (we will be checking IDs at the door)

Friday, April 17, 7pm - Drum Circle, hosted by John Serino
All ages, BYOB. Also bring your own drum and/or there will be drums available. Suggested donation.

Saturday, April 18, 12:30pm - eARTh day (sponsored by ACT)

Saturday, April 18, 7pm - Performance: Polysonic Joy
https://polysonicjoy.bandcamp.com/

Friday, May 1, 7pm - Performance: Christopher Bell
Christopher Bell is not your average cellist. Using various pedals he layers and distorts his electric cello creating quirky, catchy indie pop music. Christopher is known both for his use of technology – which he uses to sample his cello live – and for his unique methods of touring – via canoe, bike and on foot. https://christopherbell.bandcamp.com/

Monday, May 4, 4pm - Performance: Richard Smith
www.richardsmithmusic.com. Tickets available at www.northernlightsmusic.com

Friday, May 8, 7pm - Performance: An Evening with August West and Friends
Grateful Dead (originals/covers), brought to you with many styles of Jerry Garcia, as well as a few band-member originals from bluegrass and jam to reggae. With rotating line up of musicians "The Never Stops"

Saturday, June 13, 7pm - Performance: 3 Rivers LIVE
Playing a blend of musical styles including indie rock and folk, a spoken word style they call Groove Hop, some blues and jazz, a little bit of old time country, and an occasional dash of punk. In other words, 3 Rivers borrow from an eclectic array of genres to make their own unique sound.


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Jackson Grammar School & Whitney Community Center Events
Whitney Community Center & Jackson Grammar School
Route 16A, Jackson (603) 383-6861

The Community Center offers many options and spaces for public use. There is a large, multipurpose Main Hall with a stage and seating up to 250. The bright Art Room has working height tables and stools to accommodate about 15 people. A small conference room, with a table and chairs, is an additional option for up to 8 people. The large Kitchen has a gas stove and countertop space, with a pass through into the Main Hall. Detailed information and availability can be found on the Grammar School's website. Handicap accessible.

Do you have an interest or hobby you would love to share with the JGS students? If so, we would be delighted to have you to join us after school and teach us all about it; please touch base with Meredith Piotrow to schedule a program.

Tuesdays & Thursday, 5:30-6pm & 6-7pm - Zumba
Taught by Dottie Aiello, a licensed instructor, also a Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. For more information, call (978) 790-3375 or email dottiaiello@aol.com.

Thursdays, 3:30pm - Kripalu Yoga Classes
Classes are taught by Dixie Lea-Sunshine Yoga Community Alliance. For more information, call (603) 726-6955. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, or use one of the instructor's. No experience necessary, all levels welcome.


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North Conway Music Center Workshops & Events
Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturdays, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 11am-4pm
The Music Academy at North Conway Music
1976 White Mountain Highway (next to SeaDog Brewery in the Red Barn Plaza), North Conway (603) 356-3562

A full service music center offering new and used instruments, accessories, rentals, repairs and lessons. Want to play? Want to learn? Want to teach? A variety of workshops, clinics, seminars, jam sessions, master classes and performances are offered, open to the public. Call or email and tell us what interests you. Those interested in leading or attending a workshop are encouraged to call or email Brian Charles at service@northconwaymusic.com.

The upstairs has been converted to beautifully outfitted, sound-proof lesson facilities featuring piano, drum kits, keyboards and all the comforts of home. The expansive main floor houses a huge variety of new and used musical instruments, a try-out room, expanded repair facilities, thousands of music accessories and gifts and room for concerts and presentations. Open to the public.

Thursday, May 14, 5pm - Ukulele Kanikapila Circle
Kanikapila is a style of Hawaiian music produced in an impromptu jam session, most commonly taking place on a beach, at a family gathering or at North Conway Music Center. A fun opportunity to meet other Ukulele enthusiasts. All abilities welcome. Bring a ukulele and music stand (if you have one). Organized by Donna Fornier, who is your host and facilitator. Bring a ukulele and music stand (if you have one). Some sheet music will be ready for you to use. Bring your music from last time, if that applies. No expectations of anything other than fun. Cost is minimal, to offset expenses for the space and music.

Sunday, May 24, 10am-3pm - Music Flea Market and Swap Meet
Buy, sell or swap musical instruments, accessories and gear outdoors at North Conway Music Center. Sellers can set up and sell one or hundreds of items for a nominal fee. Bring your own table, blanket, tarp and stuff to sell... instruments, amps, pedals, CDs, vinyl, recording equipment, PA and karaoke systems, cables, small goods or whatever you have that's musical and collecting dust. Rain Date: Monday, May 25

Fridays, 4:45pm - Strings Group
A fun opportunity to play with other string players, with all abilities and ages welcome. Group leader is Mary Littlefield, a well-known, experienced strings teacher and performer. Music will be provided - fiddle tunes, pop tunes, holiday tunes, classical songs, duets, trios and more. Bring your violin, viola or cello, and a music stand. Snack/social time halfway through each session to relax and get to know other musicians. Members/parents of younger students agree to bring a snack for sharing on a rotating schedule. Please let us know if you are joining the group - and what instrument you play, so that we can have appropriate parts for you.


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Believe in Books Literacy Foundation Events
Daily, 9am-4pm
100 Acre Wood (go through the gate, across from Town Hall Road, and follow the signs to the parking area)
41 Observatory Way, Intervale (603) 356-9980

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is on FaceBook and Twitter. Individual, Family, and Corporate BIBLF memberships available. Member benefits include: Free Polar Express lottery entry, merchandise discount, monthly members-only Polar Express ticket drawing. Those who would like to volunteer for any of the activities or events listed below or future events can call or email jodi@believeinbooks.org or aimee@believeinbooks.org.

Trails in the Wood are open for the season, 7 days a week, 9am-4pm. Enjoy 10K of running, walking and biking trails in the enchanted 100 Acre Wood. Includes 1/2-mile Storybook Trail: "Diary of a Worm" by Doreen Cronin

Volunteers Needed for Outreach Reading and Character Breakfasts
Join in to read to the preschoolers or to dress up as Olivia or Pooh. Anyone who would like to read or dress up as a character can call or contact jodi@believeinbooks.org.

May 15-June 5 - Outreach Reading
Jodi will be going out for the last preschool visits of the school year with The Wild Thing and Martha the Talking Dog.
Friday, May 29 - Bartlett/N. Conway
Tuesday, June 2 - Berlin

Theater in the Wood
Monday, May 25 - 6th Annual Race for Reading 5K Trail Run/Walk & Kids Fun Runs
This is a great family event, a fun-filled day of spirited competition. Participants are encouraged to gather pledges. Discount for preregistration

Friday, June 19, 6:30pm - Documentary Screening: "The Power of Place"
New Hampshire conservation photographer and filmmaker Jerry Monkman tells a compelling story by exploring the issues surrounding the Northern Pass - its promise of bringing jobs and cheaper electricity to New England; the fears of those living next to the potential power line corridor; and the visual impact of the towers on iconic New Hampshire landscapes. "The Power of Place" combines interviews with experts and New Hampshire residents with distinctive landscape cinematography of the places that will be impacted by Northern Pass. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion.

Friday, July 24, 7pm - Concert: Adam Ezra Group



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Arts Council of Tamworth Programs & Concert Series
Tamworth Village (603) 323-0104 or 323-7182

The Arts Council of Tamworth (ACT), the first organization of its kind in New Hampshire, has been enriching Tamworth and the surrounding area since 1966. Visit ACT's website for more information, including ticket purchase, on all of the performances.

Thursday, June 4, 6:30pm - Sing with Tim Eriksen: Ballads & Shape-Note
ACT presents a free community workshop at the Tamworth Lyceum. Widely regarded as the best traditional American ballad singer of his generation,Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto—a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass—creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound. Come explore these traditional American forms of several-part harmony singing with a master teacher. All are welcome; no experience necessary; donations appreciated.

Tim Eriksen will also be in residency at K. A. Brett on June 4 and 5. Eriksen's work as an ethnomusicologist and teacher has included extensive research on shape-note music in New England and the venerable Sacred Harp four-part harmony tradition—he served as on-set music advisor for the movie "Cold Mountain" and sang several of the songs on the soundtrack. Interested homeschoolers are welcome to participate; contact the school at 323-7271 for the schedule. The in-school residency will culminate in a mini-performance/group sing/rehearsal at 2pm on Friday. Community members are welcome to attend.

Friday, June 5, 7:3pm - Concert: Tim Eriksen and The Trio de Pumpkintown
The Trio celebrates the songs of a fictional New England village in fresh, acoustic arrangements: love songs, murder ballads, songs of travel on the high seas, rollicking Afro-Celtic sing-alongs, music of local Francophone and Scottish communities and shape-note harmony. The Trio also plays their own original music, songs by late 20th and early 21st century local P’town bands and music drawn from their contact with more recent immigrants to the area. Tickets for the concert, held at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth, are available at artstamworth.org and at the door. Proceeds support free workshops and performances in school & community.



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Arts Jubilee Summer Concert Series
Cranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
North Conway (603) 356-5543 or (800) Sun-n-Ski

High energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of entertainment from Celtic-Irish music to traditional brass band to the Blues, and music of the '80s and classics from Broadway. Concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of Cranmore Mountain. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs; food and beverages available on the Deck at Zip's Pub with a full view of the stage, or bring your own picnic supper (no alcohol, please). Headline concerts begin at approximately 7pm, with an early concert by area performers at 6pm. Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization, and admission is family friendly requesting a small charge to help defray expenses for the series. Convenient parking within steps of the concert area, and indoor restrooms.


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Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo Gallery
Thursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050

An award winning photographer, Dana Clemons has been photographing stunning landscapes for over 30 years, offering a large selection of unique, award-winning photographs of the White Mountains and surrounding region. Archival prints, matted or tastefully framed. Also on display and for sale at: White Mountain Artisans Gallery, North Conway; League of NH Craftsman, Littleton & Meredith; Zeb's General Store, North Conway; Flossie's General Store, Jackson Village.


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Mount Washington Valley Band Seeks New Members
(603) 356-2096

The Mount Washington Valley Band is a traditional, New England community band, playing all types of music in the Valley for over 40 years. Alumni and new members are needed. Some loaner Instruments are available. Ages 12 & up - seniors and new members are welcome; call or email prgage@msn.com.

Tuesdays, July & August, 6:30-7:30pm - Outdoor Band Concerts
Presented at the gazebo, next to the North Conway Community Center in the Village


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World Fellowship Center Workshops and Cultural Events
368 Drake Hill Road (off Route 16), Albany (between Chocorua & Conway) (603) 447-2280

As a peace and justice summer camp and conference center, the World Fellowship Center offers guests a place to be with a big mix of smart, fun, active humans at a progressive oasis on 455 mostly wilderness acres in the splendor of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. This secular, intergenerational, multicultural camp and conference center offers public educational events for adults as well as pay-for programming for people staying overnight or commuting by day. Programs address pressing issues of our time and offer opportunities to stretch and be creative. Varied lectures, workshops and performances; check website for program details. Meals served 8am, 12:30pm & 6pm. Overnight accommodations available.

Wanna volunteer this summer? Whether a May work weekend or a few June-August weeks of housekeeping, coordinating, office work... if you're interested in being here to work and enjoy all we offer, complete our online application.

Work Weekends: Clean. Weed. Plant. Put the docks in.
May 15-17 - With Buildings & Grounds Manager, Chris DeVries
May 22-25 - Memorial Day Weekend: Share energy, develop skills.

Our 2015 summer program begins in late June - enjoy summertime pleasures while promoting peace and social justice through education and dialogue, inspired by nature. Daily possibilities include fascinating program presentations, opportunities to play, be creative, hike, bike and explore.


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White Birch Books Events
Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street (just south of the park), North Conway Village (603) 356-3200

Tuesday, May 12, 5:30pm - White Birch Books Welcomes Local Author Cindy Russell
Cindy Russell made a promise to her parents that ultimately required a six year commitment of time, energy, stress and lots of new experiences. It is precisely the lessons learned from managing home care and preserving the best quality of life possible for not just one, but both parents, as they lived their final years that prompted Russell to write her book, "The Golden Daze." She will be at the bookstore for a presentation on the book in which she will share her hard-won insights. In "The Golden Daze," Russell has collected a series of serious, funny and sad memories of her parents’ end-of-life care combined with the bonus of advice from actual experiences. The book is a ‘call to action’ for decisions about home care for the elderly. “I became particularly inspired to share the recognition that we each need to face the reality of our own death. It is incumbent on us to help plan this important part of our life, if at all possible,” stated Russell. "The Golden Daze" takes the famous phrase, ‘the golden years,’ and exposes the image of carefree living in our sunset years and replaces it with an honest and personal look at aging. This book is an introduction to what can be expected as a person enters their life-ending passage. The first-person conversation presents a wakeup call pointing out potential obstacles with a suggestion of ways to approach resolving them. The book offers advice ranging from real life accounts to guidance in securing the proper legal papers and forms, the financial labyrinth that needs to be navigated, how to hire, fire, and run a payroll for employees in the home, templates for charts and lists, as well as encouragement to take the steps necessary to begin end of life care for loved ones or the reader.
For more information about the presentation, or to reserve a copy of the book, call White Birch Books. You can also visit their website or Facebook page.

White Birch Books' Mystery Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month at 7pm.

Thursday Night Book Group meets every fourth Thursday of the month and is open to any and all readers.


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Jeanne Limmer Dance Classes and Performances
Jeanne Limmer Dance Center & The Branch at Eastern Slope Plaza
Reporter Court Street (off Main Street), North Conway Village (603) 356-3422

Home of Axis Dance Company. Classes for all ages and levels, preschool through adult, in the various styles and techniques of dance including: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Creative Movement, Pre-ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern, Movement Exploration, Fitness and AIE Studio Workshops.



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Steel Dreams, Community Steel Band, Seeks Participants
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Ajaja Music
903 West Side Road, North Conway (603) 447-5107

Come join the Mt. Washington Valley intergenerational community steel band, Steel Dreams. All are welcome and no previous musical experience is necessary - just the love of rhythm and music. The community steel band movement is growing throughout New England with more than 30 bands now participating in the Annual Northeast Pan Festival. The fun and excitement of playing in a steel band is a great way for individuals, families and community groups, to come together create music and bring the Caribbean groove to our town. The joyous sound of the steel drums lightens your heart and makes your feet want to dance. Besides the unique fun of playing the music, participating in a steel band fosters teamwork, discipline, respect of others, community awareness and an appreciation of cultural diversity.


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Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUB
Ongoing - Friday evenings (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219

Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub

April 17 & May 22 - Middle Ground (Cindy Duchin & Peter Heimlich)

April 24 - Audrey Drake

May 1 & June 26 - Doug Hazard

May 8 - Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)

May 15 - Tim Hazelton & David Young

May 29 - Jon Sarty

June 5 - Roger Sorlien, Katie O’Connell & ?

June 12 - Paul Hubert

June 19 - Julia Velie


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Advice to the Players Performances, Workshops & Events
(603) 986-6253 (information)

Advice To The Players is a unique company of theater professionals, enthusiastic community members and energetic teens that presents Shakespeare performances and workshops in New Hampshire’s Lakes and Mountains Region. ATTP is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts.

Our Shakespeare presentations are in August during Sandwich Old Home Week, October during the Sandwich Fair, and in March. Venues include the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage, The Sandwich Town Hall and The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. Our December presentation of A Christmas Carol celebrates Victorian Christmas in Tamworth Village. During the school year we offer daytime performances and workshops for schools and student groups and in July we offer Shakespeare Camps for students of all ages.


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PSU and Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & Events
Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm
Plymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869

Contact the Silver Center Box Office for tickets to all Silver Center events; use the specific PSU contact email for the particular PSU event for information and attendance at PSU events.

Plymouth State University courses & events:

PSU is offering several graduate-level courses, including an online course, leading to a Certificate in Historic Preservation. For more information and to register, call 535-2636 or visit www.plymouth.edu/graduate/academics/degrees/masters/med/heritage-studies/historic-preservation/

Interested in earning your masters in Integrated Arts? PSU offers an M.Ed in Integrated Arts for classroom teachers, visual arts and music teachers and all those who believe in the power of the arts. Also offered is a CAGS in Arts Leadership and Learning for those more advanced in their careers who already hold a masters degree but wish to further develop their abilities in the arts, learning and leadership. Contact Dr. Trish Lindberg, Coordinator, at plindber@plymouth.edu to schedule a meeting time to discuss your options.

Saturday, April 25, 12noon-10:30pm - Earth Jam 2015
Earth Jam 2015 is a solar powered music festival dedicated to provide, music, art, and fun to the all those that gather in this celebration of our fellow Mother Earth. Presented on Alumni Green; hosted by PSU Common Ground

April 29-May 2 - Auditions for TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility)
TIGER is looking for two male performers and one female to join its Emmy-award winning professional educational theatre company helping children deal with difficult social issues since 2002, based at PSU. This is a part-time Wednesday through Friday paid position, touring from Plymouth throughout New England each week. TIGER performers need to have strong acting, singing and dancing/movement skills as well as a love of children.
For an audition slot, please contact TIGER Tour Manager, Pam Irish at 535-2647 or by email at pmirish@plymouth.edu. If you would like to learn more about our company, feel free to visit the website at: plymouth.edu/tiger

Silver Center for the Arts events:
Call or visit the box office for a greater choice of seats and fewer fees, or buy online. Gift certificates available.

Wednesday, May 6, 7pm - PSU Chamber Players
Student chamber ensembles including piano ensemble, flute choir, saxophone quartet, clarinet choir, woodwind quintet and brass ensembles. Free, at Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center

Friday, May 8 & Saturday, May 9 7pm - Contemporary Dance Ensemble
PSU’s dance performance group showcases original works by faculty and students in various dance genres. Premiere of new work set on PSU dancers by award-winning choreographer Helen Simoneau. At Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center; tickets through Silver Center box office

Sunday, May 10, 3pm - Pemigewasset Choral Society: American Tapestry
A selection of traditional and contemporary music by the community chorus in their annual spring concert. At Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center; tickets through Silver Center box office



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Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior Center
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or (603) 536-9639 or (603) 536-2090

Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome. Serving: Ashland, Campton, Ellsworth, Holderness, Lincoln, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth and Woodstock.

Wednesday, April 22, 11am - Fashion Show
Wear your own wild and earthy styles to help us celebrate Earth Day. Join us for a fun hour of earthy fashions modeled by our very own staff, friends and volunteers. Call Gail or Diane to join in the fun. Luncheon to follow.

Fridays, April 24 and May 8 & 22, 11am - Plymouth Writers' Group
Second & fourth Fridays each month

Tuesday, May 5, 12:45pm - Book Discussion Group
We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month’s selection will be available at the same time. You must sign up one month in advance to get and read your copy of the book. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more information, call Diane at 536-1204.

Thursday, May 7, 9am - Spoil Yourself for Mother’s Day
Enjoy a chair massage and a makeover while light snacks are served. Then on to a special meal at 12noon with music to be provided by DJs Rick and Maria from Center Stage Entertainment. Please sign up for either or both at the Center so our volunteers can be prepared to pamper you.

Monday, May 25 - Center closed for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 27, 9am - Wright Museum
We will be leaving the Center for a trip to the museum timed to coincide with their special display, “Quilts of World War II”. This is first in a planned series of trips. Call the Center for more details.

Mondays, 9am-12noon - Wood Carving Class
Beginners are welcome. Bring your own tools or come by and see what it's all about.

Mondays, 9:30am - Tai Chi & Dao Yi, with Susan MacLeod

Wednesdays, 8:30am - Gentle Yoga, with Donna Sullivan & Christie Faella

Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists

Wednesdays, 9:45am - Meditation
This class with Donna Sullivan includes standing stretches, breathing exercises, then guided relaxation, finishing with a 10 minute silent meditation. Can be done in your everyday clothes as you sit in a chair.

Fridays, 9:30am - Country Line Dancing, with Joan Randlett
Come kick up your heels, have fun and exercise at the same time.



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Community Clay Center Classes & Events
Monday, 12noon-3pm; Tuesday, 10am-8pm; Wednesday, 11am-3pm; Thursday, 4-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-4pm
620 Tenney Mountain Highway Suite C, Plymouth (603) 536-3222

Celebrating the art of ceramics and the craft of pottery in Central New Hampshire


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Karl Drerup Art Gallery & Silver Center Exhibits & Events
Karl Drerup Art Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm
Silver Center for the Arts Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am–10pm; Friday, 8am–5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12noon–6pm (and during performances)
Plymouth State University, Plymouth (603) 535-2614

A vibrant center of art, visual culture and new media, the Karl Drerup Gallery (KDAG) is located on the first floor of the Draper & Maynard Building at 17 High Street. Exhibitions range from traditional shows to contemporary trends. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. For Gallery and exhibition information, contact Cynthia Robinson at kdag.art@plymouth.edu.

Tuesday, April 21, 4pm - Opening Reception: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
The Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition celebrates students graduating from PSU's intense, highly focused professional programs. Throughout the year, Studio Art majors delve into personal themes, motifs and media to achieve a mature body of work, culminating in the selection of work featured in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery. The Silver Center for the Arts features Graphic Design majors' work to create and define a fictitious company and to spend the year producing a broad range of applications including logos, stationary, advertisements, posters, pamphlets and publications. Exhibiting at Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Silver Center for the Arts through May 14


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Artistic Roots Center Classes, Exhibits & Featured Artists
Daily, 10am-6pm
Artistic Roots Cooperative Gallery and Education Center
73 Main Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2750

Artistic Roots brings the local community and artists together in a celebration of creativity, through workshops, classes, community events, gallery receptions, outreach and collaborative projects. The Gallery features only original, juried, locally-crafted works of art. Numerous classes available; check website for details. Preregistration is required for all classes, at least one week in advance; class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. Scholarships available. Visit the Gallery or call to register or request a brochure and registration form. Got an idea for a class? Contact executivedirector@artisticroots.com

Art Parties at Artistic Roots
Celebrate your child's birthday with an art workshop designed from his/her wishes, ideas and themes. One-and-a-half hour party workshops are available on weekends year round. The instructor will work with you to personalize the experience to the greatest extent possible. Call for more info.

Saturday, May 16, 10am - Embroidery Class: Sun and Hill, with Jennifer Alba
Learn the basics with my unique design using the chain and satin stitch. Suitable for framing, panel for pillow or wall hanging. Perfect for beginners of all ages and includes everything you need to start your journey into the world of embroidery. Class size: min 5, max 8

Saturday, May 16, 10am - Weaving: Make Your Market Basket
A great, all-day beginner class with Jane Darling. Choose between two designs: a Market Basket with a twill weave and 10" high handle, or a 10"x18" Garden Basket with an under, over weave and a 12" handle. All baskets are made of reed with oak handles. There will be several colors to choose from. Bring: Towel, Bucket, Pencil, Scissors, Measuring Tape, Awl, Needlenose Pliers, Lunch

Monday, May 18, 12noon - Jewelry Class: Peyote Ruffle Bracelet, with Sue Vachon
Create a ruffle bracelet using peyote stitch and a variety of bead sizes. Bracelet will be finished with a magnet clasp. Class size: min 3, max 6

Monday, May 18, 5pm - Make Your Own Fused Glass Bowl, with Lynn Haust
Create a fused glass container using aqua blue glass. Students cut the glass to the container's shape and choose a textured design. Materials included in the cost, or bring your own. Class size: min 2, max 6

Tuesday, May 19, 5pm - Watercolor & Zen Doodle Class, with Suzan Gannett
This class includes painting with watercolors and then Zen Doodling on top. What do the watercolors remind you of… this is where the doodling comes into play. Materials included in the cost. Class size: min 2, max 6

Saturday, May 23, 10am - Embroidery Classes: Flowers with Birds, with Jennifer Alba
For the intermediate who’s advanced from Lesson 1, (or understands the chain and satin stitch) this sweet design is the 2nd of my series of kits. In this sampler you’ll be adding the seeding, couching and fishbone stitches. This colorful sampler will be suitable for framing, as a panel for a pillow or wall hanging. Kit available at Artistic Roots. Class size: min 5, max 8

Tuesday, May 26 & Thursday, May 28, 5pm - Kiln-Fired Glass Pendants: Dichroic Glass Pendants
This fast-paced, two-session class with Lynn Haust will give you a chance to explore kiln-fired glass and many of the techniques that make melting glass so exciting. Create several kiln-fired pendants, working with clear and black dichroic glass. In the first class, we will be cutting the glass and then fusing the glass into one large block. In the second class, we will be cutting and shaping the glass into the final shapes. You will learn several techniques of glass cutting, including cold working, to shape the pendants. Materials and firing fee included. Class size: min 4, max 8

Saturday, May 30, 10am - Embroidery Classes: Tree with Fish, with Jennifer Alba
This kit is for the advanced intermediate who’s mastered our previous stitches. You will be using the French knot, button-hole stitch (blanket stitch) and straight stitch. This unique sampler is suitable for framing, as a panel for a pillow or wall hanging. Kit available at Artistic Roots. Class size: min 5, max 8

Sundays, 2pm - Open Knitting Table
Bring a knitting project to work on. Polly Bartlett will be available to offer her expert advice. Free and open to all.

Tuesdays, 9:30am - Open Spinning Table, with Polly Bartlett and Heather Baldwin
Get together with other spinners to work on your craft and enjoy each other’s company. Free and open to all.


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Eagle Pond Authors' Series at Plymouth State University
Plymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Main Street, Plymouth (603) 535-ARTS

Named for the ancestral home that has inspired much of his work, this series honors Donald Hall and brings to campus some of the most widely read and revered authors to the PSU campus.

Thursday, April 2, 7pm - Mark Wunderlich
Wunderlich's books include "The Anchorage," "Voluntary Servitude" and "The Earth Avails." "The Anchorage" bravely takes up the raw mess of desire and pain, the cold ache of longing and loss, and in sleek and searing poems exposes the way we live now to the larger powers of the racing heart and the radiant imagination. Listen to him read his poem "Driftless Elegy" here: www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/driftless-elegy As a teacher, Wunderlich has taught in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, Ohio University and San Francisco State University.

All readings are free and are followed by a reception and book signing at Smith Recital Hall. Advance tickets are not necessary but recommended to ensure admission. Information about the Eagle Pond Authors' Series is available from series director Diane Jeffrey.


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The Blair Bridge is presently closed for repairs, seek an alternative route.

For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Judy Landry at (603) 726-3081
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Campton Historical Society Programs and Events
Thursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 NH Route 175, Campton (603)-536-5140

The building (1 mile north of Blair Bridge Road, Exit 27 off I-93) is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public, with refreshments usually served. Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December.

Monday, May 18, 7pm - Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire
Drawing on research from her book, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Past, and the Future, Rebecca Rule regales audiences with stories of the rituals, traditions and history of town meeting, including the perennial characters, the literature, the humor, and the wisdom of this uniquely New England institution. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Contact: Nancy Mardin, 536-3982

Monday, June 15, 7pm - Native People of the Campton Area
US History, as it is taught in our schools today, leads people to believe that the Native people of New England, New Hampshire in particular, were little more than savages, weren't important factors in our history, and no longer call New England home. In this brief talk, Dana Benner hopes to change that thought pattern. We will look at the "wheels and gears" that controlled life, covering the roles of men, women and children.
Dana Benner is of Micmac/Penobscot/Piqwacket heritage, and holds his BA in US History and Native American Culture from Granite State College and his M.Ed. in Heritage Studies from Plymouth State University. Dana teaches History and Political Science at Granite State College, History and Social Science at Manchester Community College and Philosophy at Southern New Hampshire University.


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Corner House Inn Storytelling Dinners
22 Main Street (junction Routes 109 & 113), Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219

Thursdays, 6:30pm - Storytelling Dinners are held from the Thursday before Halloween, and continues every Thursday evening (except holidays) through the end of May. Storytelling begins after dessert and coffee are served. For reservations and more information, call or email Don Brown at Corner House Inn.

May 21 - Simon Brooks
Traveling most places with his bodhràn, transfixing people with his voice, Simon gives folks an understanding of the magic inherent in a story powerfully told. Simon's telling can be funny and it can be poignant, but whether it is live or on his recordings Simon combines the intensity of a solo performance with the intimacy of a face-to-face conversation.

May 28 - End-of-Season Storytelling Gala
Six different storytellers will be on hand, spinning yarns after dinner. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Appearing on the program:
British storyteller Simon Brooks, known for his bodhrán and the extraordinary voices he uses, tells folk & faerie tales, myths and legends from all over the world.
Bob Reiser’s repertoire includes original zany fables and personal tales of growing-up in Brooklyn - finding joy, pain and laughter in some of life’s most awkward and silly situations.
Shelley Hersey has been telling tales for over 30 years - scary stories are among her favorites to tell.
Lois Royal spins tales from Asia, Europe, Africa, the Appalachians and original works as well. She is fond of the legends of American Indians and Aborigines.
Debra Ballou's stories incorporate folktales, fairy tales, Native American stories, original stories, personal adventures, and poems. She often uses musical instruments, singing and/or audience participation to enhance the experience.
Combining character acting, illusion and a mixed-up sense of humor, myth and lyricism, David Neufeld has been described as a cross between Mark Twain and Gary Larson (creator of "The Far Side").



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Pease Public Library Programs & Events
Monday-Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm
1 Russell Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2616 or 536-2369

Through May - Art Exhibit: Civil Rights=Civil Society

Mondays, May 18 and June 1, 15 & 29, 7pm - Community Knitters
All ages and levels of expertise are welcome. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (usually, call to confirm). Contact: Nancy Conklin, (603) 707-6024

Thursday, May 21, 4pm - Bookbinding Workshop


Thursday, May 21, 5:30pm - Teen Night
Kids in 6th grade and up can join us for fun activities. Please bring a snack to share.

Through May 22 (Storytime will return the end of June) - Spring Storytime
Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:15am - Storytime for Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Join in for singing, dancing, finger plays, rhymes and of course books.
Tuesdays, 1:30pm and Wednesdays, 10:30am - Storytime for Preschool (ages 3-6)
Join in for books, some fun songs to get the sillies out, and a craft. Registration required.
Thursdays, 10:15am - Music with Miss Becky (ages 0-6)
Join Miss Becky for a music and movement group. Sing songs, read books and dance. Ages 0-6, no registration required.

Friday, May 22, 3:30pm - Grade 3-5 Afternoon: Jewlery making and Wii

Monday, May 25 - Closed for Memorial Day

Thursday, May 28, 3:30pm - American Girl Doll Club
Read Meet Kit beforehand and make a craft. First grade and up; we are looking for older girls too.

Friday, June 5, 3:30pm - Book Club: Book Worms (K-2)
"Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny" by John Himmelman

June 8-27 - Sign up for Summer Reading Program

Beginning June 23 - Summer Reading Program
This year's theme is "Every Hero Has a Story!"

Thursday, June 23, 4pm - Summer Reading Program Kick-off Events
Join us for the "Super-Amazing Sing-Along" with Steve Blunt. For all ages.

Saturday, June 27, 12noon-3pm - Touch-A-Truck
Join us at the Plymouth Municipal Airport, where there will be fire trucks, air planes, police cars, race cars and more. Mo Fun will Balloon Twist. You can meet the mascot from the Fisher Cats and enter a raffle to win 4 tickets to a game and throw out the first pitch. Donation requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds will support the Summer Reading Program.

Mondays, June 29, July 13 & 27 and August 31, 3:30pm - Lego Spectacular
Kids 5 and up can join us to build with Legos the last Monday of each month (usually). The creations will be displayed in the Children's Room until the next meeting.

Tuesdays, 6-8pm - Plymouth Area Chess Club
Call 536-1179 for information

Mondays, 10:30am - Come Read to Willow
Come in to read to our resident therapy dog Willow, a good listener for any reluctant readers, young and old. Or just come in to say hi.

Online resources - Mango Languages can be accessed from your home computer for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Please contact the Library for details.

Passes available to numerous museums & centers, including Canterbury Shaker Village, Museum of NH History, Polar Caves Park, Shepherd-McAuliffe Discovery Center, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and Currier Art Museum, among others.





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www.plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains/

Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Wednesdays, 10am-7pm; Saturday & Sunday 12noon-5pm (closed PSU holidays & closings)
Plymouth State University
34 Highland Street, Plymouth (603) 535-3210

The Museum of the White Mountains preserves and promotes the history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provide unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving students, researchers and the public. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours. Please call Libby Griffiths or email her at egriffiths@plymouth.edu to discuss and schedule group visits.

Wednesday, April 22, 7pm - Special Earth Day Documentary Screening: The Power of Place
New Hampshire conservation photographer and filmmaker Jerry Monkman tells a compelling story by exploring the issues surrounding the Northern Pass - its promise of bringing jobs and cheaper electricity to New England; the fears of those living next to the potential power line corridor; and the visual impact of the towers on iconic New Hampshire landscapes. The Power of Place combines interviews with experts and New Hampshire residents with distinctive landscape cinematography of the places that will be impacted by Northern Pass. The documentary will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker. Screening at Boyd Hall, PSU. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1435060790127865/


STATEWIDE NEW HAMPSHIRE & BEYOND

 

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Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & Events
Bristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395

Tuesdays, 9:30am - Craft Group


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Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & Events
Church Street, Canaan (603) 523-4333

Monday-Friday, 8:30am - Coffee/Tea Social Group

Mondays, 9:45am - Knitting & Crocheting Group

Mondays, 9:45am - Gentle Style Yoga

Thursdays, 10am - Golden Ball Tai Chi



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Upper Valley Senior Center Programs & Events
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon (603) 448-4213

Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing

Thursdays, 9am - Crafts & Quilting

Fridays, 3:30pm - Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners, or others needing modification in their exercise routine, including chair-based options. It includes a medley of dance styles, including merenque, cha-cha, cumbia, belly dance, rumba, tango and salsa.


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Happenings at Gordon-Nash Library
Tuesday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
69 Main Street, New Hampton (603) 744-8061

Fridays, 3pm - Come enjoy movies on the big screen. Schedule:
May 1 - American Sniper

Every other Wednesday, 6pm - Bead Divine: Jewelry Classes, with Cari Ordway
Sign up at the Library. Kits will be available for purchase. More information available at www.beaddivine.net
May 6 - Spiral Stitch
May 20 - Odd Count Peyote

Fridays, May 8 & 22, 3:30pm - Art Club!
Try something new or bring along something you have been working on. An extraordinary workshop led by an award-winning artist Jessica Fligg, a New Hampshire Institute of art graduate. Drop in and make art - supplies included in fee. All teens and adults are welcome. 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month.

Wednesday, May 20 - Noon Book Group
For every meeting, the group reads a book and then engages in a deep (but friendly) discussion about it. Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. You can participate online at www.goodreads.com/group/show/111721-gordon-nash-library-noon

Thursday, May 21, 7pm - The Shaker Legacy
In their more than two and a half centuries of existence, members of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, commonly known as Shakers, made ingenious contributions to diverse fields: agriculture, industry, medicine, music, furniture design, women's rights, racial equality, craftsmanship, social and religious thought, and mechanical invention and improvement. Darryl Thompson explores some of these contributions in his lecture and shares some of his personal memories of the Canterbury Shakers. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Contact: New Hampton Historical Society, 744-2471

Thursdays, 10:45am - Children’s Story Time
Always a new book and a new story. Suitable for all ages, but intended for pre and elementary school audience.

Throughout each week – Yoga & Meditation Programs
A good exercise for both mind and body. Excellent for all ages, including sessions for moms & babies, kids and adults, led by an experienced instructor.