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January 30 - February 13
COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)

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.

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.

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 exhibiting at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC). Francine Bigney is the artist of the month at the ISHC and Leo Mailhot is the artist of the month at the UCVH. Steve Bissonnette is the artist of the month at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. The artist of the month is a collaborative effort of CRAG and the Tillotson Center.

Additionally, CRAG members display at Fiddleheads in Colebrook, featuring a themed art exhibit each month. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or

Thursday, February 19, 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.

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


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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.

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 for details.

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.

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

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.

St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural Heritage
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
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.

Permanent Exhibition: Scrapbook celebrating the history & story of St. Kieran Center for the Arts
Art exhibits are open for viewing during regular business hours (9am-4pm) Monday-Friday, 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.

Season Memberships are currently available for Holiday Gift Giving. 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.

Saturday, January 31, 2pm - Julie & Brownie: Music of Positive Thought (and just plain fun)
The concert, for kids and kids at heart, will focus of the topic of diversity feeding directly into the acceptance, kindness and anti-bullying messages, delivered by our local educators and child care providers. This show provides a musical look at diversity and acceptance of others featuring such songs as “The Rainbow Family” and “I Respect You.” Don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing along as the audience is reminded that different people come from different places and enjoy different things. Check out a clip online at

Sunday, February 15, 2pm - Cabin Fever Follies presenting the sounds of the movies

Wednesday, February 18, 7pm - Special Concert Series: Fullset
A premiere Irish musical sensation

Sunday, February 22, 2pm - Funky Divas of Gospel

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

Friday, January 23, 7:30pm - Guitar Concert Series: New West Guitar Group
Making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble, John Storie, Perry Smith and Jeff Stein perform popular covers, jazz standards and exciting originals, combining the acoustic and electric guitar to create their signature sound. Beautiful acoustic rhythms, vibrant, classically infused single note lines and jazzy arpeggios cover the magnificent musical landscape these three players create. Tickets available at the door and at Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Café & Bookstore and online at

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

Celebrating Haverhill's and Newbury's 250th Anniversary
A year-long celebration of "250 years as chartered neighbors" with Newbury. For more information, email Visit at or on Facebook at Haverhill/Newbury250th.

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.

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. Why not call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center? Call Deb or JoAnne for more details. Gift certificates available.

Monday, January 26, 1pm - Pampered Chicks
This month’s focus will be on your face. Winter is upon us - this month we will learn how to make products from household items that will help keep our skin healthy and moisturized.

Tuesday, February 10, 1pm - Valentine’s Day Crafts
We will be making various garlands, wreaths and other assorted decorations. All supplies provided - bring a
friend. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, February 12, 9:30am - Card Making with Jeannie McKay

Tuesday, February 17, 12:30pm - Join our resident photographer, Paul Anderson, and learn to use Photoshop to fix your old photos. Bring in your old pictures you wish to re-touch by February 10. Sign up at the Front Desk.

Thursday, February 19, 9:30am - Designers' Place: Floral Arranging, with Jane (all supplies provided)

Thursday, February 19, 1pm - Post Office Auction Fundraiser
Join us for an afternoon of fun. Stop in the Center to see some sample items.

Monday, February 23, 1pm - Pampered Chicks
All too often that we forget about our feet. They work so hard for us every day. This month we will make products for our feet. Healthy feet are happy feet.

Tuesday, February 24, 12:30pm - Photo 101
Bring your camera and learn the basics with our resident photographer, Paul Anderson. Sign up at the Front Desk.

Mondays, 10:30am - Scrapbooking, with Eileen
Bring 6-8 photos, your adhesive of choice (glue stick or tape), and scissors. If you have your own supplies & album, feel free to bring them.

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

Thursdays, 12:45pm - Line Dancing with, Paul Williams

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584

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.

Rob Burbank, Director of Media and Public Affairs
(603) 466-8155

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.

AMC Kicks Off White Mountain “Artist-in Residence” Program
Recalling the celebrated 19th-century tradition of White Mountain “plein air” painting, the AMC is bringing back the Artist-in-Residence program to the historic Crawford Notch location of its Highland Center Lodge. Starting this fall, two New England artists will be the first to walk in the footsteps of Frank Henry Shapleigh, the famed White Mountain School of Art landscape painter who once resided at the former site of the Crawford House grand hotel. The AMC has since restored the original Shapleigh Studio, which was built in 1880 and is now listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. Much like in Shapleigh’s heyday, Crawford Notch’s newest Artists-in-Residence will share their creative talents with the Highland Center Lodge’s guests and visitors. In addition to offering a number of free activities, such as talks, demos, and exploratory hikes, the artists will also host multi-day workshops during their extended stays. This fall’s Artist-in-Residence program will focus on the art of “plein air” outdoor landscape painting, inspired by the early works of the White Mountain School of Art. Visit AMC’s Fall Guide for full details and to register for upcoming Artist-in-Residence workshops:
Kristen Steele

Purple Moose Kidventures and Discovery Center
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm; Wednesdays, 10am-12noon & 1-5:30pm
Tuesdays & Sundays by appointment only
63 Elm Street, Lancaster (603) 788-3030

Perform, explore, create, imagine, play! A small children's museum offering dramatics and early music classes for kids ages 2-12 as well as nature, world and children's literature enrichment activities. All classes and activities are free with your paid admission (daily fee or memberships available). Some hours may not be available if classes, birthday parties or FREE workshops are scheduled. Please call to confirm.
Enjoy activities, the new Sensory Room, and then stay for some Discovery Center fun. Due to limited space and parking, reservations for Discovery Center hours are required. Call or email to reserve your visit.

Momventures Classes
These grown-up craft classes give you a chance to have a night out. Grab some friends and come make some spring and summer wreaths... we provide the instruction and everything you need to make your masterpiece. There are munchies to enjoy and it is a fun time for all. Classes are held evenings based on your schedule. Call to set up a Momventure with your friends, and check out pictures of our first class on our Facebook page.

LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

Call the Box Office at 745-2141 or
visit the website to purchase

Find more information on the website and please direct all questions to Vicki Etchings at

NCCA's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse & Children's Touring Co.
Jean's Playhouse
34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 745-6032

The North Country Center for the Arts presents professional Broadway musical shows, presented in alternating repertory.

On sale now, NCCA Gift Certificates are valid for any NCCA Productions, including Mainstage shows by the professional, award-winning Papermill Theatre company, community theatre shows by the newly-inaugurated Playhouse Players, and concert series shows that bring in musical guest artists from around the country. Gift Certificates may be ordered at the Jean's Playhouse Box Office (open Tuesday-Sunday, 3-6pm), over the phone, or online.

Saturday, January 24 - Northern Trespass
The popular local documentary about the controversial Northern Pass power project, this film, produced by two new filmmakers from the White Mountains of New Hampshire will take you on a journey through Québec, Vermont, New London, CT and many towns throughout New Hampshire. The film documents how the Northern Pass power project will affect the White Mountains region of northern New Hampshire. The Northern Trespass filmmakers and Jack Savage of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests will be available for a Q&A after the viewing. To learn more about the film, visit

Monday, January 26 and Wednesday, January 28, 6-8pm - Jean's Teens Auditions for Just So Stories
Teen actors from age 8 to 18 are invited to audition for "Just So Stories," a play of fantastical tales by Rudyard Kipling. No experience, preparation, or RSVP necessary - just come to Jean's Playhouse ready to read from the script (teens need only come to one audition). Bring a friend along too - there's lots of fun to go around. Performance Dates: March 20-21, 7pm and March 22, 2pm

Saturday, January 31, 5pm - Big Band Ball and Winter Auction
Enjoy a fun night with friends and an exciting live auction, all to support Jean's Playhouse, at the Indian Head Resort Lakeview Room. Semi-formal attire. Limited seating; ticket sales close January 25.
5-6:30 Lounge music by pianist Connie Chesebrough, Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction
6:30-7 Live Auction
7-8 Dinner by Indian Head Resort
8-10 Dancing with music by the PSU Faculty Jazz Quartet

February 18-21 and 25-28 - Winter Festival 2015
Two weeks with a fabulous array of music, comedy, film and family entertainment

Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251

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.

Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public Library
Monday-Friday, 12noon-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, (603) 745-8159

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

Wednesdays, January 28 & February 25, 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.

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.

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
Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711

Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website

Mailing list sign up (for activities):

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.

The BHC 2014 calendar includes the debut of the White Mountain Jewish Film Festival at the Colonial Theatre; this year's theme is The Jewish-American Experience. A classical concert series features musicians from the North Country Chamber Players and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Holocaust historian Geoffrey Brahmer returns to present the story of poet Avrom Sutzkever of the Vilna Ghetto. Other activities scheduled include a Writing Workshop, hiking, Books of Jewish Interest Book Club and more. All events and activities are open to the public.

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

Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & Events
Fridays & Saturdays, May 30-October 13, 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. "Once Upon a Time," the 2014 exhibit, features the museum’s extensive collection of clothing, cradles, books, toys, ephemera and childhood memories of bygone eras. Other exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith’s shop, 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 gift shop sells the museum’s self-published books, antiques, jewelry, and many crafted items created by Sugar Hill residents. Admission is free – donations gratefully accepted. Call for more information or to make an appointment for a special tour.

Performance by the Burlington Taiko troupe
Friday, February 13
The White Mountain School
371 West Farm Road, Bethlehem (603) 323-7302 (information)

Arts Alliance of Northern NH artist residency culminates with an all-ages, high-energy Japanese Drumming performance by Sensei Stuart Patton and the members of Burlington Taiko. Taiko is the crossroads of dance, pageantry and drums. Full of movement and voice, ancient traditions and new stories, this evening’s performance will bring thunder, space, dexterity and grace to the stage. An accomplished musician and educator, Sensei Stuart Paton grew up in Japan, has studied and performed Taiko for 30 years, and is in residency this winter teaching and sharing his Art in Northern New Hampshire. Free performance; tickets available at the door only.

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The Rocks Estate Programs & Events
Open daily, year-round
The Rocks Estate
4 Christmas Lane (off Route 302), Bethlehem (603) 444-6228 or (800) 639-5373

Owned by The Society for Protection of NH Forests, the landmark 1,400-acre Rocks Estate includes numerous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers Agri- and Eco-tourism opportunities throughout the year. Picnic areas, hiking, skiing & snowshoe trails. Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street in Bethlehem, is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. Facilities include a classroom, educational trails, pond and picnic sites. For more information and a calendar of events, please call, email or visit the website.

Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the New Hampshire Maple Experience at The Rocks and visit the Maple Museum, housed in one of many carefully restored historic buildings on the Estate. The museum includes a collection of historic and modern tools used in sugaring. A video played inside the sugar house provides a virtual tour of the springtime sugaring process. The extensive trails system at The Rocks is open daily, year-round, from dawn until dusk. Leashed pets are welcome to accompany their people on the trails. For visitors using their smart phones, The Rocks also offers a Mobile Tour, where visitors may learn more about the history of the Estate, modern day conservation and management practices there, and the different types of Christmas trees grown on the farm.

Select Wednesdays, 7pm - Bretzfelder Park Programs
February 4 - White Mountain Hiking History
Local hiking columnist and author Mike Dickerman chronicles the early trails, guides and path-makers, who, over a 100-year period, helped develop the White Mountain region’s extensive trail network that today includes more than 500 footpaths covering some 1400 miles. His Powerpoint presentation will focus on the period between 1819 and 1925, beginning with the establishment of the historic Crawford Path up Mount Washington and concluding with the completion of the trail network as we know it today. The program will feature dozens of vintage images of these early trailblazers, and will include information on legendary White Mountain figures.
February 11 - The Winter Hexagon: How to Identify the Brightest Stars in the Winter Sky
Ben Moss is the astronomy teacher at the White Mountain School and board member of the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation. Moss will use a PowerPoint presentation, Planetarium software, and a live night tour (weather-permitting) to help audience members identify the brightest stars in the winter sky. These include The Winter Triangle and The Winter Hexagon, heavenly shapes that include stars from the Orion, Taurus, Auriga, Gemini, Canis Minor and Canis Major constellations. Warm clothing is highly recommended for the outside tour.
These free programs are part of the Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series, owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests ( All are welcome. The summer series is held Wednesdays in August, and the winter series is held Wednesdays in February.

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.

Tickets on sale now for An Evening with Leo Kottke on Friday, May 15
Acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke is widely known for his innovative fingerpicking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz and folk music.

Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director,

The Frost Place Museum Events & Readings
The Frost Place Museum will re-open on Saturday, May 23, 2015
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. Upcoming programs include:

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 teaching poetry. 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. Graduate-level credits are available. Certificate of completion includes 33 hours of Continuing Education credit.

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. The workshop is limited to participants who have already attended the Conference on Poetry and Teaching. Continuing education credits are available.

July 12-18 - Conference on Poetry

August 2-8 - Poetry Seminar

Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & Events
Fridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend to last weekend in October, 1-4pm (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.

The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. The Museum can be open by request at the Museum or Chamber of Commerce Booth at Franconia Town Hall. There is no admittance fee although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.

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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.

Tuesday, January 27, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "All Girls Filling Station Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg

Tuesday, February 3, 1pm - Line Dancing with Billye

Thursday, February 5 - Birthday Dinner
Join us for fun and music. Birthday cake and ice cream. First Thursday of every month.

Friday, February 6, after lunch - Memory Tree Program
Father Bill Cryans will be reading the names of those remembered and who they were remembered by. Amy Mitz will be singing for us after the reading.

Wednesdays, February 11 & 25, 1pm - Knitters Group
Second and fourth Wednesday each month (usually)

Friday, February 13 - Valentine Party
Enjoy music with Dennis Hartwell and a delicious Pizza Buffet with our local Fire Department. Plus 2 drawings that day for a flower arrangement and dinner for 2 at Bailiwicks as part of our month-long calendar raffle.

Tuesday, February 17 - Mardi Gras
Come listen to some great Sax music with our friend Wayne Klingler to celebrate the Mardi Gras. Wear purple, green or gold
and get a special raffle ticket for each color you wear. Masks are welcome as well. This is all happening on Fat Tuesday. Plan to join us for a fun filled afternoon.

Thursday, February 19, 1:15pm - Lunch and Learn Series: Tapping Therapy and Acupuncture with Kate Kelly
Both are beneficial in balancing the mind and body. No charge if you have lunch at the Center. Sign up is necessary at the front desk.

Tuesday, February 24, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "The Witness" by Nora Roberts

Thursday, February 26, after the food raffle - Crosscut: The Mills, Logging and Life on the Androscoggin
You don’t want to miss this interesting and historic NH Humanities presentation about our own heritage. Rebecca Rule has a wonderful story to tell, and her husband John enhances it with a power point slide presentation of the early years of logging here in the North Country. Free and open to the public.

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

Performance: Englewood Boys by Locak Playwright
Friday, January 30, 6pm & 7:30pm
Catamount Arts
115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT (802) 748-2600

Englewood Boys is a short play on portraiture by Lancaster playwright Ruby C. Berryman, devised from a writing project with inmates based on Englewood Boys, a series of portraits by Chicago-based painter, Julian Williams whose work in on exhibit in the upper gallery during the month of January. Seven African-American males perform the 13 inmates in the portrait series. The performance at 7:30pm follows an artist reception at 6pm.

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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

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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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 or

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.

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

January 20-February 6 - Books in Character Outreach Reading
We will again be heading out on the road with our Outreach Reading Program. Times vary depending on the day. As always, we are looking for volunteers to fill the roles of our reader or to dress as our costumed character. We have academic scholarships available for all our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for Outreach Reading, please contact Jodi -

Theater in the Wood
Saturdays, through February 7, 10am-1pm - Saturday Storybook Snowshoe Series
Eat some healthy fruits and gluten free muffins, then head off to enjoy our 100 Acre Wood. Welcoming families to come read on our Storybook trail, there is a new story posted on the trail each Saturday. Free admission & equipment. Contact to reserve your spot.

Conway Public Library Events & Programs
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-8pm, Wednesday 10am-6:30pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm
15 East Main Street, Conway (603) 447-5552

Thursdays, January 22 & 29 and February 5, 3:30pm - Next Gen Group

Monday, January 26, 10:15am - Morning Book Group discusses "Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka

Monday, January 26, 4pm - Library Board of Trustees Meeting (public is welcome)

Wednesday, January 28 and February 11 & 18, 3:30pm - The Science of Snow!
4th-6th graders

Monday, February 2, 6pm - Technology Petting Zoo
Assistance with questions about your online devices. Bring them in and our tech savvy helpers will put you at ease.

Thursdays, February 26 & March 26, 6pm - Red Gallagher Song Circle
Intermediate level musicians and singers share their talents, hosted by local musician Red Gallagher. Each of the musicians will perform a song with the others joining in as they wish and the singer directs. Participants should be of an intermediate level of play or better. Beginners are welcome to sit outside the circle to learn about jamming. Red will provide simple charts for a couple of songs and encourage others to do likewise. Bring your own music stand. There is no charge and the public is welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Red at 603-986-7736,

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am - Story Times
Older siblings and guests are always welcome. No registration necessary. Free and open to the public.
Tuesdays for 2-year-olds and Thursdays for 3 & 4-year-olds
Age appropriate stories, songs and action rhymes, with crafts on Thursdays
Wednesdays for Babies - Children under 2 enjoy simple books, songs and action rhymes

Returning in March - Open Mic Night for poets, writers, acoustic musicians and storytellers of all ages. The first hour is open floor, then after a break for refreshments, the featured performer takes the spotlight. Mike Everyday shares his writing – some poetry, some prose – about living in the moment. Listeners welcome. Meets on the second Monday (usually) of March, May, July and September.

The Library offers an outreach program to day care facilities throughout the Town of Conway. Call to schedule the delivery of books, materials and/or live story times. These services are free.

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

Visit ACT's website for more information, including ticket purchase, on all of the performances.

Arts Council of Tamworth is pulling up stakes at and heading over to The "new house" is a little untidy, but we look forward to inviting you in soon to see our new user-friendly arts event calendar page and more.

ACT is excited to announce that the NH Department of Education in Concord (101 Pleasant Street) is hosting a show of artwork by students from the K. A. Brett School in Tamworth and of needle-felted wool murals created during a community-wide Arts Council of Tamworth residency in “Painting with Wool” with Harrisville, NH fiber artist Marcy Schepker. The show will run through the end of February during NHDOE business hours. See more at:

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.

Contact: Dana Clemons, PO Box 285, Bartlett NH, 03812

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.

Eastman Performing Arts Center and Pace Galleries of Art
Box Office: Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm (or by appointment)
Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy
18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg, ME (207) 935-9232

Exhibiting through March 13, 2015 - Works By Erin McGee Ferrell
For more information on the works of Erin McGee Ferrell visit
Fryeburg Academy's Palmina S. and Stephen F. Pace Galleries of Art are free and open to the public Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-1pm, or by special appointment.

Saturday, January 24, 7:30pm - Mountain Top Music presents a concert of music by Ellen Schwindt. Titled “Trouble Comes,” the concert presents music aimed at finding joy amidst sorrow. Chris Nourse, George Wiese, Mimi Rohlfing, Julia Hendrickson, Dog Kendall, Judy English and Joe LaFrance join Ellen in bringing the music to life. Call (603) 447-4737 for more information. Admission by suggested donation.

Sunday, January 25, 2pm - In The Blood: A Film and Multimedia Presentation
Sumner McKane's film and multimedia presentation employs stories told by the legendary Maine lumbermen and river drivers, offering an accurate, detailed, and seemingly personal journey into the 19th Century Maine woods. "In The Blood" uses the most captivating rare films and photos that Maine's archives have to offer. Paired with compelling live music, a history lesson becomes an entertaining virtual journey into a bygone world. Lumbermen began living in camps in the Maine woods around 1820. They were the pioneers who created a self-contained working community in the woods, and on whose backs the state's economy and history were largely established. These are some of the most notable figures in Maine's history; yet their significance is often overlooked. "In The Blood" illustrates and celebrates these individuals. The "docu-exhibit" creates a virtual world and brings the Maine lumbermen's turn-of-the-century reality to life.

Thursday, January 29, 3pm - Met Opera Lecture Series: Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito presents his always informative and entertaining opera workshop. De Vito, a former amateur singer, has been studying the stories and music of operas for several decades and approaches the workshops as an opportunity to share some of what he's learned with others who enjoy music and the stage. The format is very informal and the content includes a synopsis of the opera's plot and some biographical background of the composer and the composition. The bulk of the lecture is spent listening to musical selections from the opera. No prior musical knowledge is needed to attend this series. The workshops, which are free and open to the public, will be held at 3pm at the LHE/PAC on the Thursday prior to the Saturday performance.

2014-2015 Met Opera Live in HD tickets are now on sale
The live simulcast's crisp HD picture and enveloping surround sound inside Fryeburg Academy's state-of-the-art theater creates an experience that will make you feel like you're actually watching the performance inside New York City's famed opera house. Lake Region Caterers will provide lunch one hour before each opera. Call (207) 787-3327 to reserve your meal(s).
Saturday, January 31, 1pm - Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, of the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer. Three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire.
February 14 - Iolanta and Bluebeard's Castle
An intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, based on the Danish play "Kong Renés Datter," a romanticized account of the life of Yolande de Bar) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle by Bartók).
March 14 - La Donna del Lago
Rossini's showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott of the lady of the lake and the king who relentlessly pursues her.
April 25 - Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncaval
Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill, set across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. The moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci.

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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

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

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. Varied lectures, workshops and performances; check website for program details. Meals served 8am, 12:30pm & 6pm. Overnight accommodations available.

For each gift made to the Center by January 31, the donor's name will be entered in a drawing to win a week for 2 adults at World Fellowship. Options for sending funds include:
- Mail a check to World Fellowship Center, PO Box 2280,Conway, NH 03818
- Make an online donation through our website.
- Call to make a credit card donation or email to set up a time to talk.

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

Saturday, December 13, 2-4pm - White Birch Books welcomes Greg Morrill, Author of RETRO-SKI
Did you start skiing in the 1950s or 60s – then you might be a retro-skier! Greg Morrill's new book is RETRO-SKI: A Nostalgic Look Back at Skiing, and he comes complete with stories and trivia questions to share. The history of skiing is filled with memorable people, exciting places and incredible events. Morrill takes a look back at the history of the sport, recalling memories from days gone by. In each chapter, Morrill poses a trivia question relating to a topic in skiing history and explores related topics through both personal memories and historical research. Morrill even has a quiz to determine you retro-skiing level, with questions like what kind of a lift you rode. If you answered, there was no lift, I walked – then you score a point. Other questions look at what kind of equipment you might have skied on, whether you started with leather boots and what kind of bindings you remember. It’s a nice walk down memory lane to think of how things used to be. Morrill grew up in the White Mountains, just outside of Conway and started skiing at an early age, but his true breakthrough and his deep love for the sport came in college.

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.

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.

PLYMOUTH AREA (including Center Sandwich & Campton)

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

January 16 - Jill Ducsai

January 23 - Middle Ground (Cindy Duchin & Peter Heimlich)

January 30 - Jonathan Sarty

February 6 - Julia Velie

February 13 - The Sweetbloods

February 16 - Jill Ducsai

Rebecca Boyden, Executive Director
Advice To The Players
PO Box 14, North Sandwich, NH 03259

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

Saturday, February 7 - PSU Dance Premiere and Gala
The Dance Premiere is a day to celebrate and engage in the process of dance. There is something for dancers, dance educators and dance enthusiasts throughout the day. The evening gala is presented in the spirit of the PSU Dance Division where there is an emphasis on community, collaboration and innovation in dance. Both the master classes and gala feature the creative and vibrant choreography of Pantos Project. The gala will also feature special performances by Free Fall Dance Company of Bedford, Bosoma 2 Dance Company of Boston and Tributary Dance of New Hampshire. The gala will begin with a dessert reception at 7:30pm in the Silver Center lobby. Guests are invited (but not required) to wear formal attire for this special program. Tickets for the gala are available through the Silver Center.

Silver Center for the Arts events:
Tickets for the 2014-15 season are on sale for programs throughout the season. Call or visit the box office for a greater choice of seats and fewer fees, or buy online. Gift certificates available.

Friday, February 6, 8pm - Voice: If Music Be the Food of Love
The British ensemble Voice presents a program of songs exploring the beauty, heartache and humor of love. The repertoire ranges from the devotional songs of the medieval German abbess, Hildegard of Bingen, to the comedy and melancholy in ballads, sonnets and catches from Shakespeare’s time. Traditional songs from the British Isles telling stories both bitter and sweet, and Voice’s own arrangements and commissions, will round out the program. Held at Smith Recital Hall

Friday, February 20, 8pm - Liz Longley
One of Livingston Taylor's Berklee College students, Liz Longley’s songwriting abilities feature very personal and emotionally engaging lyrics that have won major national competitions and are used on television dramas. Her beautiful, stop-you-in-your-tracks vocals have stunned audiences and garnered fans like John Mayer, who calls her music “gorgeous, simply gorgeous.” She’s played the Newport Folk Festival, done the famous Cayamo Cruises and just released her fourth studio recording. Held at Smith Recital Hall

Sunday, March 29, 7pm - Hot Rize with special guests Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers
Hot Rize has been astounding the bluegrass world with a fresh, contemporary approach to traditional music with their unique style, powerful songs, tight-as-a-drum ensemble playing and dynamic stage show. They won the first Entertainer of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. With great anticipation by their fans, this summer the band released their first studio album in over 20 years. Also appearing with Hot Rize will be special guests Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers. Held at Hanaway Theatre

Wednesday, April 8, 7pm - Alpin Hong
Pianist Alpin Hong has been called “Victor Borge, Horowitz, and Billy Joel all in one” for his unique combination of stunning technique, emotional range and humor that brings audiences young and old to their feet. His astonishing ability to connect people of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds to music distinguishes him and shapes his evolving performance style. Mr. Hong has performed at Carnegie Hall and a holiday celebration at the White House. Held at Smith Recital Hall

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.

Thursday, January 29, 11am - Super Bowl Party
Wear your favorite team’s colors and root them on. Games, laughs, and maybe some
junk food?

Tuesday, February 3, 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, February 12, 11:30 - “Have a Heart” Valentine’s Dinner & Party
Wear red to show your support for heart health, and enjoy some romantic piano selections played by David Lockwood of the Holderness School. Special luncheon to follow at 12noon. We will also have a raffle; all items can be seen in our gift shop.

Fridays, February 13 & 27, 11am - Plymouth Writers' Group
Second & fourth Fridays each month

Monday, February 16 - Closed for Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 17 - Mardi Gras!
Jim Tyrell will be back to lay some of those New Orleans blues down while you pick up some beads and show off your purple, green and gold. Lunch at noon, party till ?

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.

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

Galleria Giovanna Fine Art Exhibits
By chance or appointment
313 River Road, Canaan (603) 523-7154

The chic farm house gallery celebrates new exhibition space, art school and design center. Works by regional under exhibited artists showing oils, sculpture, limited edition prints, photographs, mono types and drawings. Children's work will be shown in the Mud Room Gallery.

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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 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

Tuesday, February 3, 4-6pm - Opening Reception for Transcendence of Trees: Memorials & Maquettes
The veneration of trees is an ancient and ongoing human endeavor. Throughout history, the sacred tree has personified our understanding of life, death, knowledge and liberty. This exhibit's artist, Emile Birch, is a leading New Hampshire teaching artist and professional sculptor whose public artworks have been commissioned by many businesses and communities throughout the state. The sculptures in this body of work explore the spiritual nature of living tress and their transformation when cut and felled. This colorful and kinetic exhibit is filled with ancient and new symbolism integrated into mesmerizing designs. This exhibit runs from February 2-March 5 at Karl Drerup Art Gallery.

Sunday, February 8, 3:30pm - Opening Reception: Friends of the Arts High School Juried Art Exhibit
This annual exhibit features work from students in high schools across central and northern New Hampshire, and is a wonderful opportunity for the students to visit and tour the PSU Department of Art. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Friends of the Arts Regional Arts Council (FOA), whose mission is to present quality visual and performing arts that are affordable and accessible to children and adults, both as observers and participants. FOA is dedicated to arts education, enrichment, and improving the patronage and support of New Hampshire artists. Exhibiting February 1-19 at Silver Center for the Arts

Wednesday, February 11, 5:30pm - Jammin' at Karl's, featuring Elephant
At Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Visit &

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

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.

Exhibiting through January 31 - Visiting Artists
The six new artists include: Dr. William Haust, Pastels; Susan Boniface Wei, Silk Scarfs; Ken Mosedale, Turned Wood; Robert Ritter, Watercolors; Donna Sullivan, Digital Art; and Bryon Carr, Oils. The Visiting Artist Program is an invitational show which rotates every four months. The visiting artists' work, as well as the work of the member artists, can be viewed and purchased during Gallery hours.

Monday, January 26, 5-7pm - Sun Catcher Glass Class, with Lynn Haust
A chance to make a gift for friends and family, these glass catchers will sparkle and impress your friends with your creativity. Materials are included in the cost of the class. Class size: 3-7 students

Saturday, January 31, 10am-12noon - Watercolor Class: Flowers in a Vase
This fun adult class with Suzan Gannett introduces the beginner watercolor painter to the medium in a relaxed learning atmosphere. Step by step instruction will result in an 8X10 picture of flowers in a vase. Materials included in the cost or bring your own. Class size: 2 min/6 max

Saturday, January 31, 3-6pm - 11th Annual Souper Bowl
Diners will have an opportunity to tour the gallery while enjoying all-you-can-eat locally-made soups, stews and chowders, bread and crackers, beverages and desserts. When you buy a ticket you may choose a unique pottery bowl--made by a local artisan. Browse and bid on the raffle items.

Sundays, 2-4pm - 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, 9:30-11:30am - 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.

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, February 26, 7pm - Ellen Bryant Voigt
Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of several poetry collections, including her most recent, "Headwaters: Poems." Voigt was nominated for the National Book Award for "Shadow of Heaven and Messenger: New and Selected Poems, 1976-2006" which was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Voigt served as Vermont’s state poet from 1999-2003.

Thursday, April 2, 7pm - Mark Wunderlich
Wunderlich's books include "The Anchorage," "Voluntary Servitude" and "The Earth Avails." 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.

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

Campton Historical Society Programs and Events
Thursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 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.

Saturday, February 7, 5pm - Pot Luck, Popcorn, and a Free Flick
A Valentine's Day Primer: Two Approaches to Romance
“Shy Girl” by Harold Loyd, and “Seven Chances” by Buster Keaton (rated G)
Silent film legends Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton demonstrate markedly different approaches of how to woo the ladies in classic comedies from Hollywood's silent era. Taking his place to play the score for the two features, there's a reason accompanist Jeff Rapsis will have no sheet music on his keyboard. It's because he'll be making up the music right there on the spot. And it won't be rinky-tink piano accompaniment. Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based musician and composer, will use a digital synthesizer to recreate the texture of the full orchestra, complete with pounding drums and clashing cymbals, all produced in real time by a traditional keyboard with 88 keys. Read more at
Prior to the movie presentation at 6:15pm will be a Pot Luck Dinner. Please bring one of the following: soup, bread, salad, main dish, dessert or non-alcoholic drinks. Hosted by the Campton Historical Society and Campton Town Library.

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.

January 29 - Michael Lang
A writer, musician and professional storyteller, Mike fell in love with Native American folklore at an early age. He began reading myths, legends and other stories from around the world and soon became the resident storyteller at summer camp – making nightly rounds to each cabin with his repertoire of stories.

February 5 - Andy Davis
Davis roams the northern woods with a quiver of tales that include equal parts magical realism, multicultural folklore and personal tales of youthful indiscretion and footloose adventure. Andy is a storyteller of remarkable guile and wit; he has a straight-faced, straight-forward, seemingly innocent way of delivering the most outlandish tales.

February 12 - Jo Radner

February 19 - Mid-Season Storytelling Gala

February 26 - Ed Fayle

March 5 - Jackson Gillman

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, January 26 & February 23, 3:30pm - Lego Spectacular
Kids 5 and up can join us to build with Legos

Mondays, January 26 and February 9 & 23, 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, January 29, 3:30pm - Tinker Time: Science Experiments (all ages welcome)

Thursday, January 29, 5:30pm - Teen Night
Kids in 6th grade and up can join us for tie-dye with Sharpie. Bring a white or light colored t-shirt to dye.
Please also bring a snack to share.

Friday, January 30, 3:30pm - Winter Woes Party
Kill the winter blues with some crafts

Monday, February 2, 6:30pm - Nighttime Stories (for ages 0-6)
Wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal to listen to some stories

Tuesday, February 3, 5pm and Thursday, February 5, 3pm - Technology Learning Series: Tax Time
Learn how to navigate the website to print your own forms and get your taxes done.

Tuesday, February 3, 6:30pm - The Nepal Chronicles: Author Talk and Slide Show
When travel writer Dan Szczesny and his wife, Meenakshi, traveled to Nepal to marry in Kathmandu and trek to Everest Base Camp, they knew the journey would be difficult. What they didn’t realize was how life-changing their time in the land of mountains would be. From the chaos of Kathmandu’s super-charged streets to the tranquil but challenging trails of the Himalayas, The Nepal Chronicles is a deeply felt exploration of the culture and history of one of the world’s most complex places, and is a meditation on the author’s own personal journey into a new family and relationship unlike any he’s ever experienced.

Thursday, February 5, 2pm - Craft Program: Make a Needle Felted Animal
Needle felting is felting without water. Instead, you use special, barbed felting needles to push the top layer of wool into deeper layers. The unique property of wool fiber that allows it to "stick" to itself causes the wool to felt, without the need for soap and water. Diane Johnson who owns Soft Touch Farm in Center Sandwich will be our instructor. Materials fee. Call or visit the Library to register.

Friday, February 6, 3:30pm - K-2 Book Club
"Stink: Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker" by Megan McDonald

Saturday, February 7, 10pm - Take Your Child to the Library Day
Join us for activities in the children's room

Monday, February 9, 3:30pm - 3-4 Book Club
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney

Monday, February 9, 4pm - 5-6 Book Club
"Smile" by Raina Telgemeir

Thursday, February 12, 3pm - Learning Technology Series: Basics of Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application which forms part of Microsoft's Office Suite. It is a way to store and configure numerical information so it can be presented in a usable form. The Library is offering free introductory computer classes in our Learning Technology Series. Learn the basics of Excel - learn how to create a new spreadsheet, format cells, save a spreadsheet, how to print sheets, and more. This class assumes that you already have a basic computer knowledge and computer navigational skills.

Friday, February 13, 3:30pm - Valentine's Day Party
Come make Valentine's Day crafts

Thursday, February 19, 3pm - Learning Technology Series: Introduction to Facebook
What is Facebook? What can you do with it? Could it serve some useful purpose in my life? The Pease Public Library is offering a free introduction to Facebook as part of our Learning Technology Series. Learn the basics of what Facebook is and how social media could be useful in your life, how to create your own account, how to navigate around once you have an account, and more. This class assumes that you already have a basic computer knowledge and computer navigational skills.

Thursday, February 19, 3:30pm - Tinker Time (all ages welcome)
Origami and other paper crafts

Friday, February 20, 3:30pm - Grade 3-5 Afternoon
We will introduce MaKey MaKey to our Wii playing. Bring games and snacks to share. For those in grade 3-5 only.

Tuesday, February 24, 3pm - Drop in crafts (for all ages)

Tuesday, February 24, 6:30pm - The Abolitionists of Noyes Academy
In 1835, a group of radical abolitionists opened one of the nation’s first integrated schools in Canaan, N.H., attracting eager African American students from as far away as Boston, Providence, and New York City. Outraged community leaders responded by raising a mob that dragged the academy building off its foundation and ran the African American students out of town. New Hampshire’s first experiment in educational equality was brief, but it helped launch the public careers of a trio of extraordinary African American leaders. This illustrated lecture by Dan Billin will plumb the depths of anti-abolitionist sentiment in early-nineteenth-century New England, Plymouth’s pioneering role in the abolitionist movement, and the courage of three young friends destined for greatness.

Wednesday, February 25, 3pm - Mad Science Fire and Ice Show
Come see experiments with heat and cold. Designed for kids 5+ but all are welcome with supervision.

Thursday, February 26, 5:30pm - Teen Night
Kids in 6th grade and up can join us for jewelry making and Wii games. Please bring a snack to share.

Friday, February 27, 1pm - Family Movie
Call or email the Library for the title

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.

Through March 13 - 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.

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

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, 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.

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 to discuss and schedule group visits.


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

Tuesdays, 9:30am - Craft Group

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

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.