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August 04 - August 18
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

Presenting the communities of the Great North Woods with opportunities to experience the musical, cultural and performing arts.

Wednesday, July 22, 11am - Patchwork Players presents Cinderella and the Lone Prince
Thought you knew the Cinderella story inside out? This new musical version will turn you inside out with laughter and song, appealing not only to children, but adults as well, who will delight in the humor and songs packed into the hour-long show, accompanied by a live four-piece band of musicians from the Weathervane Theatre. For more information about the Players, the Intern Program, and all of the Weathervane Theatre summer productions, visit or check out the Facebook pages for both the Patchwork Players and the Weathervane Theatre. Tickets available at the door, presented at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook.

Advance 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 of the month exhibiting at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Pat Klinefelter is exhibiting her paintings at 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. JoAnn Boydston is exhibiting at the Interpretive Center at the NH Welcome Center. 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, July 16, 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.

Saturday, August 1 - Members of CRAG are going to be painting a mural on a wall at Rita & Bob Lee's house on Gale Street in Canaan, as the result of a generous grant from the Northeast Kingdom Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation. We would like to make this a community project and invite people to help us work on this project. You don't have to be an artist to help and if you want to participate in this historical event - please join us.

Summer Art Classes
Wednesday, August 12 & 19 - Zentangle at the Glen at Bear Tree
Contact (603) 538-9995 or

Sunday, August 23, 10am - Drawing class at the Canaan Library
Contact (802) 266-7135

August 10-21, 9am - Summer Art Class at the Tillotson Center
Contact (603) 538-9934 or

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.

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.

Wednesday, July 22, 11am - Patchwork Players presents Cinderella and the Lone PrinceThis new musical version will turn you inside out with laughter and song, appealing not only to children, but adults as well, who will delight in the humor and songs packed into the hour-long show, accompanied by a live four-piece band of musicians from the Weathervane Theatre. Presented by Great North Woods Committee for the Arts.

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


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.

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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

Wednesday, August 12, 7pm - Summer Opera Series #2-Part 1
"Early 20th Century Opera: A Genre not Appreciated Enough" at Randolph Town Hall Conference Room. RSVP

Thursday, August 13, 7pm - Summer Opera Series #2-Part 2
"Early 20th Century Opera: A Genre not Appreciated Enough" at Randolph Town Hall Conference Room. RSVP

All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.

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

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

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.

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.

Tuesday, June 23, 4-7pm - Garden Work Day
WREN Maker Studio, in collaboration with the Coos County Botanical and the City of Berlin, received a grant to install an educational community garden in the center of Berlin. All food grown will go to the the community during the Local Works Farmers' Market. If you would like to volunteer, email Laura or call her at 752-0060.

Thursday, June 25, 3-7pm - Little Free Library Project, with Berlin NH Parents Group
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

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.

Wednesday, 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.

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.
July 11 - Mixed Media
July 25 - Art Journals

Wednesdays, 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.

Thursdays, 3-7pm - Berlin Farmers' Market
Low cost outdoor marketplace access for small businesses, operating in Berlin & Bethlehem. Vendors & WREN members who register to participate in one market will automatically be able to take part in the other at no extra cost.

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.

Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119

Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham Notch
Saturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2721

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.

Saturdays, August 8, September 5 & October 17 - Dr. Douglas Arion, Director of the Carthage Institute of Astronomy, will give a presentation on the intricate and fascinating connections between life on Earth and the history and phenomena of the Universe around us. Learn about the amazing sequence of events that led to the formation of the solar system and the Earth, and how we have come to understand what we are and why we are here. Following the presentation, weather permitting, there will be observing through telescopes. This program is part of AMC’s ongoing series of astronomy and solar programs throughout the year.

Daily through August 22 (if the sky is clear) - Astronomy interns will have telescopes out, offering a closer look and expert insight on objects in space. Topics range from sunspots and solar flares to moon phases, constellation identification and more. They'll also focus on astronomical events such as meteor showers, planet viewing, eclipses and comets. When weather doesn't allow for direct viewing, astronomy programming will be held indoors in a table talk format, with topics including dark sky conservation, constellation identification, and more. All programs are tailored to that day's audience, so that all ages will find something interesting to learn.

Fridays, 8pm - Friday Flicks
Every Friday evening we’ll offer a showing of a nature documentary, outdoor adventure, or kids movie on a large screen. Movies start at 8:15pm.

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.

Sunday, August 2, 4pm - Concert of Organ & Clavichord by Peter Sykes
Juilliard instructor and Boston University Professor Peter Sykes will play music by Bach and his son, CPE Bach, on both organ and clavichord. Presented at Randolph Church, don’t miss this performance by “one of the major musical intellects and imaginations of our time.” Thanks to generous underwriting, donations will go entirely to the Benevolence Fund of the Randolph Church.

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. St. Kieran’s will hold reserved seating for our membership and loyalty card holders until 1:50pm, at which time space will be opened. General seating is on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited, by fire code, to about 250 audience members. 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.

Please join St. Kieran’s for these upcoming events:
Sunday, July 19, 2pm - The Redbird Duo and Tim Dion
Red Gallagher is a seasoned musician/humorist in the Garrison Keillor tradition, a down to earth Mid-westerner with a store of funny songs and stories and a wry outlook on life. Add Lorraine Croteau Gallagher, a beautiful New England woman singer/guitarist with a warm, lovely voice. Her selections are smooth classics from the songbooks of Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Eva Cassidy and other beloved female artists. Tim Dion is a well-known musician from Northern New Hampshire, playing acoustic guitar and singing, and performing as a vocalist and guitarist with several bands over the past thirty years. Put them together and you have a fun and uplifting afternoon of entertainment that’s family-friendly, with humor, warmth and music that will leave you smiling.

Tickets on sale now for The Magic of Lyn (America’s #1 Female Illusionist) on August 15 (7pm), and Twisted Strings (Traditional Celtic Music) on September 27 (2pm). Programming at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts is made possible by the support of community corporate sponsors, the NH State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, The Wyman Family Fund and The Doris Benz Trust.

Venue contact: Denise Vallee,

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

Performance tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Gorham Town Hall and online at the website.

Friday, July 17, 7:30pm - Roochie-Toochie & Ragtime Shephard Kings
A quirky, old-fashioned band, based in New Orleans, Roochie-Toochie is a fun and fascinating ensemble, who specialize in performing songs from the early days of Tin Pan Alley, in a wax cylinder format, just as they were first recorded.

Saturday, August 15, 7:30pm - Doyle Dykes
Dykes is widely considered to be one of the finest fingerstyle acoustic guitarists in the world. He established himself as a premiere guitarist on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, and has subsequently played all around the world.

Friday, September 25, 7:30pm - Juston McKinney, Comedian
Wicked funny!

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

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.


Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer Programs
Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm (Friday-Sunday, September 11-October 12) Also open Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
200 Weeks State Park Road (off Route 3), Lancaster (603) 788-4004

Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, John Wingate Weeks Historic Site's house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. 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.

Summer Program Schedule
All programs held on Thursdays at 7pm (unless otherwise noted), in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. More detailed program information can be found on the website, through the "Printable Event Guide" link. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.
July 16 - Secrets of Porcupines, with Nigel Manley
Porcupines are often misunderstood because of their interactions with people and pets. An avid naturalist and outdoorsman, Manley will help to clear up some of these misunderstandings in this presentation, covering many common questions. Why do porcupines gnaw on buildings? Do they den together? Can they throw their quills? Manley works for the Forest Society at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, NH.

July 23 - The Monarch Butterfly, with Lincoln Brower
In view of recent disturbing news about the perils facing the monarch butterfly, Lincoln Brower gives an update on this well-loved butterfly. Brower has spent much of his life studying the monarch butterfly and will share his knowledge with us. Professor Brower has published over 200 scientific papers on the monarch butterfly and has worked tirelessly in Mexico to educate and help Mexicans save local forests critical to the survival of the monarch butterfly.

July 30 - Lynx and Marten in New Hamphire, with Jill Kilborn
This slide program will cover the expansion of two fascinating wildlife species in New Hampshire - the Canada lynx and the American marten. Speaker Jillian Kilborn, a wildlife biologist with NH Fish and Game, is responsible for forest and wildlife habitat management on NH Fish and Game lands. She also coordinates research and management of American marten and Canada lynx throughout NH. This program is presented on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of NH Fish and Game.

August 6 - Celtic Music Concert: Islay Mist Ceilidh
The Islay Mist Ceilidh is a large group of local musicians who play Celtic tunes. Their instruments include on fiddles, flutes, penny whistle, guitars, bodhran, cello and accordion. The group has performed at numerous events and concert settings over recent years, drawing audiences at venues from Colebrook to Crawford Notch. They appear on a frequent basis at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch, as well as yearly at the Lancaster Fair. They are planning to release their first CD in 2016.

August 13 - Star Stories and the Night Sky, with Matt Krug
This program about the stories behind the stars uses myths and a gentle mix of science, along with audience participation to introduce the wonders of the night sky. Come and find out which planets are out tonight; the origins of your zodiac sign; and how to tell a planet
from a star. We will start indoors, but if the sky is clear we will also go out on the front lawn to view the night sky and the Perseid Meteor Showers that are active on this date. Bring a jacket or sweater and perhaps a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. This is a family program for ages 6-106. Our presenter is Matthew Krug, a teacher and storyteller living in the Mount Washington Valley.

August 20, 7pm - Movie Night: “Mt. Washington Cog Railway: Climbing to the Clouds”
Please join Weeks State Park Association for a free showing of this new documentary by New Hampshire Public Television, exploring the history of the iconic Mt. Washington Cog Railway, from its founding visionary Sylvester Marsh to the present day, and all the dramatic moments that have tested the existence of this engineering marvel. This movie is the story of years of adversity, persistence and success. Presented at the Rialto Theater, Main Street, Lancaster.

August 27, 6pm - What Did We Rescue? Archeological Discoveries at Jefferson, with Dick Boisvert
Please join Weeks State Park Association at the Summit Lodge prior to the program for hors d’oeuvres, celebrating the 2015 programs. The evening program will follow a brief Association Annual Meeting, which the public is welcome to attend. Prior to new construction over a portion of the 12,000-year-old Jefferson archeological site, volunteers were given permission to excavate and study the site. A wealth of data was produced about two very different occupations - a family’s encampment and a specialized workshop. Richard Boisvert, State Archeologist and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, will present the preliminary interpretations based on what was found.

Sunday, September 13 - Autumn Wildflower Walk (1-4pm, meet at Park Main Gate), with Matt Peters
This can be a great time of year to get outdoors and enjoy a walk in the woods, especially an autumn wildflower walk with naturalist, Matt Peters. Matt Peters is an independent ecologist and botanist with extensive field experience in diverse North American landscapes from Alaska and the Great Plains to the forests of the northeast. His work focuses on botanical and natural resource inventory, mapping and
management in northern New England. Participants should meet at the main entrance of Weeks State Park. Bring raingear, just in case, and suitable clothing and footwear for an easy walk in the Park. Persons with special needs should call 788-4961 in advance of the event; we will be glad to make suitable arrangements.

Whitefield Historical Society Museum
Thursdays, May-September, 2-4pm, and 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. There is a wealth of information, along with thousands of photos, documents and other artifacts. Be sure to ask about membership in the Whitefield Historical Society -- your efforts can help preserve the heritage for future generations. 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.

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.

Tuesdays, July 14-August 11, 10am - Free Family Films

Thursdays, 9:30am - Summer Children's Theatre
Your kids will love the catchy original songs and wacky characters, all performed by the professional IMPACT actors from Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln. All the shows are appropriate for even the youngest in your family. Admission is FREE.
July 16 - Arabian Nights
July 23 - Three Little Pigs
July 30 - The Emperor's New Clothes
August 6 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
August 13 - Pinocchio

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

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.

Saturdays, August 22, September 19 & October 3 - Dr. Douglas Arion, Director of the Carthage Institute of Astronomy, will give a presentation on the intricate and fascinating connections between life on Earth and the history and phenomena of the Universe around us. Learn about the amazing sequence of events that led to the formation of the solar system and the Earth, and how we have come to understand what we are and why we are here. Following the presentation, weather permitting, there will be observing through telescopes. This program is part of AMC’s ongoing series of astronomy and solar programs throughout the year.

Daily through August 22 (if the sky is clear) - Astronomy interns will have telescopes out, offering a closer look and expert insight on objects in space. Topics range from sunspots and solar flares to moon phases, constellation identification and more. They'll also focus on astronomical events such as meteor showers, planet viewing, eclipses and comets. When weather doesn't allow for direct viewing, astronomy programming will be held indoors in a table talk format, with topics including dark sky conservation, constellation identification, and more. All programs are tailored to that day's audience, so that all ages will find something interesting to learn.

LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities Schedule
Wednesday-Saturday, 10:30am-4:30pm
Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 37 Village Road, Town Square
Saturdays, 2-4pm
Curious George Cottage, 7 Noon Peak Road (next to WV Elementary School)
Waterville Valley (603) 236-3308

The Margret and H.A. Rey Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys' spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding of and participation in art, science, and nature through programs for youth, adults and families. Activities are a mixture of art and science, the physical and intellectual, young and old, and ever-present curiosity: the foundation for a multi-generational center for learning and exploration. Check website for a full listing of happenings, including snowshoe hikes, full-moon ski trips and numerous hikes. There is no admission fee; donations gratefully accepted. Please preregister for events. Rey Center has numerous volunteer needs & opportunities - anyone who can lend a hand, can call or stop by the Rey Center.

Exhibiting through July 28 - Images of the White Mountain National ForestJoin the Rey Center in welcoming Campton photographer John Anderson and his exhibit "Images of the White Mountain National Forest." Images from his tenure as 2013 White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence will be displayed. The public is welcome.

Saturdays, 11am - Curious George Story Time
Pull up a bean-bag chair at the Rey Center to hear stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious George series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.

Saturdays, 4:30pm - Literary Discussion Group
Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Readings are provided in advance by email and at the Rey Center. For adults.

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

PO Box 1060 Lincoln, NH 03251

NCCA's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse & Children's Theatre
Jean's Playhouse
34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 745-6032 or 745-2141

The North Country Center for the Arts presents professional Broadway musical shows, presented in alternating repertory, and IMPACT (Imagination and Music - Professional Artistry in Children's Theatre).

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.

Monday-Saturday, July 16-August 29, 7:30pm and Wednesdays, August 5 & 19, 2pm - Pippin
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day. Performances alternate with Man of La Mancha

Monday-Saturday, July 23-August 26, 7:30pm and Wednesdays, July 29, August 12 & 26, 2pm - Man of La Mancha
Miguel de Cervantes, an author imprisoned during the Spanish Inquisition, reenacts the moving story of Don Quixote to win back a package of papers that had been taken from him. His inspiring and passionate story follows a man on the edge of madness and tells of love and adventures. Performances alternate with Pippin

Sunday, July 26, 5:30pm - Meet the Company BBQ
All are invited to a BBQ dinner at Jean’s Playhouse to meet our Papermill Theatre and IMPACT Children’s Theatre Companies. Please bring a side, salad, dessert or snack to share.

Monday-Friday, July 27-August 7, 9am-4pm - Broadway Bound Camp
Broadway Bound is a unique and memorable day camp experience that puts your son/daughter on the stage instead of in the audience. Taught by the Papermill Theatre Company’s professional mainstage actors, Broadway Bound offers a variety of fun and engaging courses that will have kids singing and dancing like no one is watching. Courses typically include improvisation, arts and crafts, singing, dancing, acting, theatre games, and more. All the courses are designed to be fun and contribute to creating the final performance on Saturday, August 8 at 2pm. The grand finale showcases the new skills the kids have learned. Pack the house with friends and family as the kids sing and dance their way across the big Jean’s Playhouse stage. To register, please download the Registration Form and Liability Release at Please call the Business Office at 745-6032 or email with any questions.

Friday, August 7, 5:30pm - Memorial to Bill Hallager
Please join us at Jean's Playhouse as we remember Bill Hallager, the single greatest personal benefactor of the NCAA over its existence.

Wednesdays & Saturdays, through August 15, 10am - IMPACT Children’s Theatre Tour Comes Home
Enjoy hilarious and engaging performances of such beloved stories as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Arabian Nights, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Pinocchio. IMPACT stands for Imagination and Music! Professional Artistry in Children's Theatre and is the White Mountain’s touring Children’s Theatre company from Jean’s Playhouse. IMPACT tours to multiple venues around New Hampshire for eight weeks every summer. At each venue, the company performs a new 40-minute musical every week. These shows, while based around well-known fairy tales, are original works written and choreographed by IMPACT’s talented and aspiring writers and composers. After each performance, the company greets their young audiences for another half-hour, autographing programs and speaking with those who have questions. Call or visit the website to purchase tickets.

Sunday, August 16, 5pm - Garden Party
The annual Garden Party at the home of Kathleen and Dolores is the Jean’s Playhouse social event of the year – it’s a summertime tradition and a guaranteed good time. Join the cast and crew of the Papermill Theatre and Children’s Theatre companies, Staff and Board of Jean’s Playhouse, and all local supporters of the arts at this celebratory event featuring food, drinks and entertainment. Lively performances from summer company members, open bar and gourmet hors d’oeuvres & buffet dinner by Woodstock Station, Inn & Brewery, Backyard Boutique by Wholly Tara, admission into the unique home and gardens of Kathleen and Dolores (173 Pollard Road in Lincoln). Tickets are available in advance and at the door; buy online or at the Box Office.

Thursday-Saturday, September 3-October 3, 7:30pm and Wednesdays, September 9, 23 & 30, 2pm - Dames at Sea
Sweet, little Ruby has come to New York from a faraway Hometown, USA to make it big on Broadway. She meets a boy from Hometown, USA — Dick, a sailor who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby begins in the chorus, and by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Dick saves her doomed Broadway show with a smash tune, as Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship which just happens to be passing by. No performances week of September 14-19

Thursday-Saturday, October 8-17, 7:30pm and Wednesday, October 14, 2pm - Same Time, Next Year
Following a love affair between two people, Doris and George, who are married to others but rendezvous once a year. As they meet, they share their lives and adapt to the world ever-changing around them.

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, 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.

Through August - Artist on Exhibit: Lynda Frank Sanders

Saturday, July 25, 9am-2pm - Friends of Lincoln Library Book and Bake Sale
1000s of books and DVDs, as well as baked goods. All proceeds benefit the Lincoln Public Library.

Wednesday, July 29, 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.

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

Contacts: President Dave Goldstone at (516) 592-1462 or
Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711

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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.

Friday afternoons - Classical Concert Series: Sounds in the Sanctuary
A light reception follows each concert. All programs are open to the public, held in the sanctuary of the BHC building on Strawberry Hill. Season pass available
July 17 - North Country Chamber Players members Miki-Sophia Cloud, violin, and Bernard Rose, piano, in works by Mozart and Ravel
July 31 - Soprano Anastasia Robinson, and pianist Francesca Tortorello present opera favorites by Mozart, Puccini and Verdi, and Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915”
August 7 - Lecture/Concert: Richard Kogan, pianist and psychiatrist, presents “The Mind and Music of George Gershwin”
August 28 - Marjan Kiepura, piano, in a concert of works by Frederic Chopin

Thursdays - White Mountain Jewish Film Festival
Films will be shown Thursday evenings at the Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethlehem. Receptions begin at 6:30pm. Complimentary refreshments on the Colonial patio for all ticket holders for all films, open to the public. For full details about all the films along with ticket and season pass information, visit Sponsored in part by the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Season pass for all five films is available
July 23, 7:30pm - Aftermath
This controversial, award-winning suspense film from Poland was inspired by the non-fiction book “Neighbors,” by Jan T. Gross.
August 6, 5:30pm - Double Feature: Shalom Y’All, followed by Driving Miss Daisy
An award-winning documentary about Jewish life in the American South, followed by the funny, touching and uplifting drama starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy.
August 20, 7:30pm - The Front
Starring Woody Allen and Zero Mostel, with guest speaker Lawrence Bush, editor of “Jewish Currents” and “Jewdayo.” Bush will provide context and insight about the history of the Jewish Left.

Saturday, August 15, 8pm - Concert: BHC partners with the North Country Chamber Players and the Colonial Theatre to present Ljova Zhurbin and his Kontraband, at the Colonial Theatre

Sunday, August 16, 10am - Zhurbin and the Kontraband will present more of their unique music at a bagel and lox brunch in the BHC synagogue social hall. The ticket includes joining the Sunday brunch and music event at BHC.

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

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”

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.

Mondays, through August 3, 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.

Mondays, through August 24, 4pm - Drawing From Nature with Colored Pencils, with Denise Crowley
Colored Pencil is a versatile medium that can color nature beautifully; this class explores the materials now available to the CP artist. Covering mark making, color mixing, creating values & texture, and techniques with fun exercises, students will combine what is learned to draw from nature. This class is a beginner class, but some drawing experience is preferred.

Tuesdays OR Thursdays, through August 6, 6pm OR Wednesdays, through August 5, 9am - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd or Kristine Soleri works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to teen-adult students with any level of clay experience.

Wednesdays, through August 5, 9am - Kids Water Color, with Nicole Knowlton
Students will explore the basics of watercolor: choosing brushes, paint and paper, mixing and applying paint. Experiment with exciting tricks and techniques in a fun environment. Students will create several finished paintings, while getting a good feel for a unique, enjoyable, and very beautiful medium.

Thursdays, through August 6, 6pm - Guided Open Session, with Jean Matray
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.

Thursdays, through August 13, 9am - Water Color Freedom & Fun, with Cathy Smith
Explore innovative ways to put paint to paper, and enjoy the pleasures of color and exploration. If you are new to watercolor, this will be a good introduction to color and the ways of the paint. If you have experience, this may send you off in new directions unexplored before.

Wednesdays, August 5 & 12, 6pm - Surface Textures, with Cathy Smith
In this class we will focus on different ways to add interest to the surface of metal. This will include embossing, hammering, stamping, layering and adding patina. We will make earrings or a pendant, learning the different techniques to embellish. Bring beads to add if you like.

Tuesday & Wednesday, August 11 & 12, 9am - Kids Workshop: Clay People, with Melissa Jones
Students will practice coil building, pinch pot, and sculpting skills in all the same project. Construct a clay person that resembles someone you know or a fantasy character.

Saturday, August 15, 10am - Workshop: Raku, with Alison Dodd
Explore the Raku firing process and learn about its exciting possibilities, with some naked raku and aluminum foil saggar firing if time permits. Glazes will be supplied. Students should bring their own pots to fire, including some that have been treated with terra sigillatta, along with a pot luck lunch. Class is off site in Franconia, directions at sign-up.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, August 18, 19 & 20, 9am - Kids Mixed Media, with Nicole Knowlton
Students will combine the powers of observation with imagination in this exploratory mixed media class. Within a fun and supportive environment, students are encouraged to develop their skills with a variety of media such as pencil, acrylic paint, water color and more.

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.

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)

Tickets on sale now for:
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 and

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

Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director,

The Frost Place Museum Events & Readings
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.

2015 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place: Todd Hearon

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.

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.

Poetry Readings at The Frost Place
Sunday, July 12, 8pm – Brian Komei Dempster, Joan Houlihan
Monday, July 13, 8pm – Eugenia Leigh, Patrick Phillips
Tuesday, July 14, 8pm – Gary Lenhart, Daniel Wolff, Martha Rhodes
Wednesday, July 15, 8pm – Maudelle Driskell, Gabriel Fried
Thursday, July 16, 8pm – Todd Hearon, John Murillo
Friday, July 17, 8pm – Conference on Poetry Participants’ Reading

Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19 - Word, Song, Masterpiece
For the second year in a row, The Frost Place is pleased to partner with the North Country Chamber Players to offer an exciting collaboration between two arts organizations. This program traces the flow of inspiration from poetry to song to instrumental music that has birthed so many of our favorite chamber music masterworks. Pieces for the evening include Klughardt: Schilflieder (Song of the Reeds) for Viola, Oboe & Piano; Selected Songs by Schubert and Brahms; Schubert: Trout Quintet.
Word: The Frost Place pairs the evening's music with exquisite poems and translations by masterful German poetic translators.
Song: Grammy award-winning mezzo soprano, Virginia Warnken will take us on the next step of our journey, pairing text with melody.
Masterpiece: Having heard the poem and the song it is based upon, we listen to Schubert's "Trout" Quintet as if for the first time.
July 18, 7:30pm - Performing at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Sugar Hill
Poets: Maudelle Driskell & Abigail Wender
July 19, 4pm - Performing at The Mountain View Grand, Whitefield
Poets: Patrick Donnelly & Ellen McCulloch-Lovell

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.

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.

Upcoming Summer Camps
Register & pay online. Sessions for younger makers will also be offered.
July 13-17 - Maker Camp
New design projects for students entering grades 4-7
July 20-25 - Robot Design Studio
New tools and new design challenges for students entering grades 6-9
August 10-14 - Inventors Camp for Girls
Change the world with your ideas - for students entering grades 6-9
August 17-21 - High School Robotics
Totally next level - for students entering grades 9-12

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. WREN Local Works Gallery also exhibiting at Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods.
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” receptions are a great way for the community to connect with artists, and are a foundation of the town-wide First Friday art celebration that happens monthly in Bethlehem.
Exhibiting in July - Deep Sleep Diving: Painting and Collage by Kristen Pobatschnig and Orion Kugel
This exhibit is an exuberant celebration of the psychedelic, with work that deconstructs realities posed by the mass media and reassembles them into dreamscapes that describe the human imagination. Surreal and poetic collages by Kugel combine with Pobatschnig’s wild and watery paintings to fill the Gallery with color.
August - Rebecca Klementovitch and Stefan Saal
September - Debbie Aldrich and Marghie Seymour
October - Alison Dodd and Andrew Hepburn
November - Dianne Taylor Moore and Michele Johnsen
December - Annual WREN Member Small Works Show

Tuesdays, July 14 & August 11, 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.

Saturday, August 15, 10am - Bethlehem ArtWalk
12 straight hours of ART! The Bethlehem ArtWalk is an open, non-juried event that welcomes artists and performers of all types. If you are an artist, street performer, craftsperson or food vendor and are interested in becoming a participant at the 2015 Bethlehem ArtWalk, please visit the vendor registration page to secure your spot. Submissions accepted until August 5. WREN cannot guarantee participants will be listed in the brochure or marketing materials for submission after that date. Booths will be set up along both sides of Main Street. A limited number of spots with electricity are available.

Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & Events
Saturdays, through October 31, 1-5pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000 or 823-5977

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. The antique farm equipment is on display in the side yard any time, as is 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.

Tuesday, July 14, 7pm - On This Spot Once Stood... Remembering the Architectural Heritage of New Hampshire
New Hampshire has lost many of its important historic buildings to fire, neglect, intentional demolition and re-development. Maggie Stier showcases some of the celebrated buildings that New Hampshire has lost, and explores how and why we remember and commemorate those losses. Her program will draw from historical and contemporary photographs, maps, and other historical records to explore the significance of these structures, explain their eventual fate, and analyze popular responses to the loss. Particular attention will be devoted to places where a building was memorialized in some way. Examples in this illustrated talk will include the simple wooden signs where the hotels in Bethlehem once stood, a large-scale installation of architectural fragments in Concord, and the birthplaces of several notable citizens. Presented at Abbie Greenleaf Library, 439 Main Street, Franconia. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public.

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.

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.

MT. WASHINGTON VALLEY (including western Maine, Tamworth & Freedom)

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

An award-winning, full service music center offering new & used instruments, accessories, rentals, repairs and lessons. 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

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.

Tuesdays, 6:30pm - Brass Band Night
Bring your horn and a stand and play Sousa, Dixieland, Classical and more with Randy Ouellette. Music will be provided.

Every other Thursday, 5pm - Mt. Washington Ukulele Posse
A fun opportunity to meet other Ukulele enthusiasts and learn new music at an open jam & sing along. 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. For musicians returning, don't forget sheet music from past meetings. No expectations of anything other than fun. Beginner session with Dodie & Donna, from 4:30-5pm. Cost is minimal, to offset expenses for the space and music. Call to confirm dates

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 Journey to the North Pole 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. Includes 1/2-mile Storybook Trail: "Puss in Cowboy Boots" by Jan & Phil Huling
Sundays, August 2, September 6 & October 4 - Red Jersey Cyclery Summer Mountain Bike Race Series
Races for all ages and abilities, great prizes and after race festivities. Registration begins at 9am.

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

Journey to the North Pole Tickets Available Online
The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation's largest fundraiser is going back to its roots and changing the name of their popular Polar Express event back to Journey to the North Pole and will no longer be known as the Polar Express. The essential magical experience of the original Journey to the North Pole will be the same, offering a more unique and exciting adventure for all believers. Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is excited to start fresh with a new name and new vision for the magical Journey to the North Pole ( A very limited number of tickets for both North Conway, NH and Lincoln, NH are being released for immediate purchase at These are the ONLY tickets available to purchase directly, all others will be available through our Calling System in October.

Character Appearances
Each summer BIBLF characters make scheduled appearances at Story Land in Glen, Wednesday-Saturday, and at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln on Sundays. More information and the schedule can be found at

Theater in the Wood
Tickets available in advance or at the door
Fridays, 10am - Children's Summer Theater Series
IMPACT (Imagination and Music – Professional Artistry in Children’s Theatre) is the professional children’s performance company of Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln. The company writes and performs the musicals, with catchy original songs and wacky characters, each different and a good time for kids & caretakers. Doors open at 9:30am. Ages 3 & under are free. Season tickets available. More information at
July 24 - The Three Little Pigs
July 31 - The Emperor’s New Clothes
August 7 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
August 14 - Pinocchio

Friday, July 24, 7pm - Concert: Adam Ezra Group
The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally and socially. Having toured with Rusted Root, The Wailers, The Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, Indigo Girls, Corey Smith, Deer Tick, The Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Marshall Tucker Band, Los Lobos, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Dwight Yoakam, Gin Blossoms, and many more, the Adam Ezra Group has graduated from the local Boston scene to the national level with a momentum that is catapulting them towards being one of the country’s most talked about bands. All ages; BYOB

Saturday, August 1, 7:30pm - Comedian Juston McKinnney
When NH magazine named him “Best of NH” they wrote, “The Granite State may have more famous comedians than you can shake a stick at (Seth Meyers, Sarah Silverman and Adam Sandler, to name a few) but no one really 'gets' New Hampshire humor like Juston McKinney." He’s been using the state as his comic muse since he was humoring perps as a deputy sheriff on the NH/ME border in the 1990s, with NH favorites such as “Live Free or Die” and “Live Freeze then Die!” Adult audience only - BYOB

Sunday, September 13, 6:30pm - Cold River Radio Show
Hosted by Jonathan Sarty and The Cold River Radio Band, The Cold River Radio Show exclusively features New England-based artists, performers, authors and storytellers to introduce listeners to the unique culture of the Northeast. Tickets available online, at The J-Town Deli in Jackson, White Birch Books in North Conway, Spice & Grain in Fryeburg, or at the door the night of the show.

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.

Sundays, 1pm - Tamworth Lyceum
With song circle/open jam session 2pm
July 12 - Lisa Ferguson
July 19 - Jeff Przech
July 26 - Trish Jackson and David Young

Sundays, 3pm - Concerts at The Other Store shady riverbank, Tamworth. Kids and dogs welcome, ice cream, nominal donation.
July 12 - The Mink Hills Band: Ted and Val Blachly, plus two. A New Hampshire-based acoustic band playing bluegrass, swing, folk and original compositions
July 19 - Mango Groove Steel Band: Eric Rollnick, Janet Kucera, Candace Maher, Cathy Arseneault-Shea and percussion. An authentic steel band featuring the uplifting Caribbean sound of traditional steel pans
July 26 - Songwriter Doug Hazard: Thoughtful, funny, well-sharpened lyrics set in a variety of American Folk styles and delivered in a well-cured baritone

Saturdays, 7:30pm - Tamworth Contra Dance at Tamworth Town House
Families and children are welcome; individual & family rates. Please bring snacks to share. Call Helen Steele at 323-8687 for inspiration and details.
July 18 - Caller: Dave Harvey with Russell Orzechowski & Friends
July 25 - Featuring: Two Fiddles (Dudley & Jacqueline Laufman)

Wednesdays, 6:30pm - Music on the Lawn
Cook Library presents musicians playing in front of the Library throughout the summer.
July 22 - Stanza XXI

July 24-26 - 2015 Summer Art Show & Sale
Art Works Gallery is proud to sponsor a regional Summer Art Show & Sale, featuring many of the talented artists and artisans of the area. The 2015 show brings together a wonderful mix of art— framed paintings, pottery, photos, fiber arts, jewelry, hand-blown glass, wood, and other unique creations by advanced beginners to professional artists. Many pieces are available for purchase.
Arts Council of Tamworth will host an Artists’ Reception & Opening with music and refreshments on Friday, July 24, 6pm. Come meet the artists, visit with friends and neighbors, and get a first glimpse at the beautiful work on display; all are welcome. Contact: Pat Goodwin, 323-2372 or
Show continues on Saturday & Sunday, July 25 & 26, 10am-4pm each day. Saturday’s show coincides with the annual Chocorua Day Celebration in and around Runnells Hall.
Visit Art Works Gallery after the show, just south of Chocorua on Route 16 at 132 White Mountain Highway. Art Works is a cooperative gallery of over 40 fine artists and craftspeople, open ‘most’ everyday for the summer, 10am-5pm. For more information, contact Art Works at 323-8041 or

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 Rock to the Blues, 70s Rock & Roll to classics of Frank Sinatra and blues-calypso-zydeco-pop-rock-jazz-and a ton of drums. 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 free parking within steps of the concert area, and indoor restrooms.

Thursday, July 16, 6pm - Ceili Rain, starring Bob Halligan, Jr
"Ceili" (say: KAY-lee) is a Gaelic (Irish) word that means "Party", specifically one with live musicians, dancing, general merriment, an all ages crowd, and will feature the Jeanne Limmer's Axis Dancers performing "Peace Has Broken Out." An energetic and talented group, Ceili Rain performs an original, innovative blend of pop-rock music with a dash of Celtic/Irish flavor, offering an up-beat and joyous concert for family audiences. The Mt. Washington Valley Band opens the show.

July 23 - The Ultimate EAGLES Experience
Featuring 7 Bridges Band, a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully recreates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period. Every show features one brilliant hit single after another with some mighty Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix. The early concert features Chasing Asia (formerly known as Rek’lis).

July 30 - Celebrating Conway's 250th Birthday, Traditional Pops Concert & Fireworks
Capital Jazz Orchestra presents a salute to Frank Sinatra. This centennial salute to the musical legacy of the Chairman of the Board will feature musicians who formerly toured with Sinatra, as well as top notch guest vocalists Steve Marvin and CJ Poole. Special acknowledgment of Conway's Sestercentennial will be featured from the early concert through the grand finale fireworks. Opening the celebration is Dennis & Davey.

August 6 - Sugar Ray & The Bluetones
A storied blues ensemble, hosted by Roy Prescott of "The Blues Summit" (WMWV-93.5), playing their unique style of blues the world over for almost forty years. The hard-swinging band fully absorbed the lessons learned from Chicago blues masters, making them one of New England’s most beloved blues institutions. Early concert performance by Cat Heaven, a new and unique approach to a variety of jazz tunes by a collective of young musicians, all studying at a high and intense level to create music that is innovative and creatively expressive.

August 13 - Entrain
Bringing infectious rhythms and upbeat good time music straight from Martha’s Vineyard, Entrain is the quintessential blues-calypso-zydeco-pop-rock-jazz-and a ton of drums band featuring band leader and drummer, Tom Major. The Valley’s own blues band Mo’ Blues will be featured at the early concert performance.

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.

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Mount Washington Valley Band Summer Concerts
(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 7-August 25, 6:30pm - Outdoor Band Concerts
Presented at the gazebo, next to the North Conway Community Center in the Village

Select Performances:
Thursday, July 16, 6pm - Cranmore Concert
Bring a picnic supper to the base of the North Slope at Cranmore Ski Area, spread your blanket or set up your lawn chairs and enjoy the valley's local musicians enriching lives through music.
Wednesday, July 29 - Conway Public Library Concert
Saturday, August 1 - Freedom Parade
Tuesday, September 1 – Mineral Springs Concert

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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 pre-season 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.

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.

July 5-12 - ORNG Ink
Enjoy an afternoon moment with a fabulously creative youth group from Orange, NJ, leading colorful expression.

July 5-12 - Yoga
Diane Stradling facilitates movement. Bring your gear or borrow ours - mats, blocks, belts and blankets available on site.

July 10-12 - Past WF Staff Reunion
Bring family and friends to join past WF directors Kit and Christoph Schmauch for a trip down memory lane, and the path to the pond, and...

July 12-26 - Somatics, with Noreen Owens
Noreen is a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator and author of Where Comfort Hides, a simple instructional book that teaches how to relieve and prevent physical pain.

Sunday, July 12, 10am - Progressive Media in the 21st Century, with Writer James Pogue
Changes in the publishing landscape have led to the demise of traditional outlets and publishing houses, while creating opportunities for a new generation of magazines and thinkers to emerge in the center of American left-wing intellectual life.

July 12-19, 4pm - Art on the Porch: Mixed Media
Leana Pilet leads colorful explorations

Sunday, July 12, 7pm - Rana Plaza Disaster
Presentation on the 2nd anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster, by Robert Ross, author of "Slaves to Fashion" the book about poverty and abuse in the new sweatshops. Recently returned from an eight day visit in Bangladesh, Ross will share news, images and an update.

July 13-18, 8am - Nature Photography
Learn about the art of light during this week's morning sessions with Nature Photographer Gina Bilander.

Monday, July 13, 7:30pm - Bella Ciao: Music and Struggle in 20th Century Italy
David Gutherz provides a look at the role of folk music in the working class struggles that defined that country and century.

Tuesday, July 14, 7:30pm - What can we do about racism?
Join Molly Messenger, Addy Simwerayi and Maggie Fogarty of American Friends Service Committee - NH for an interactive and thoughtful exploration of how we, as individuals and as community, can work together to undo racism and white privilege in our society and our institutions. All are welcome... and needed.

Wednesday, July 15, 7:30pm - Class Matters
Molly Messenger, Addy Simwerayi and Maggie Fogarty facilitate exercises and discussion to explore how class barriers and class privilege impact our lives, communities, and struggle for justice.

Thursday, July 16, 7:30pm - Stories and Strategies of Nonviolent Campaigns
A night of storytelling about campaigns from Montgomery to defunding Mountaintop Removal and Black Lives Matter with Joanne Sheehan, a nonviolence trainer and organizer with War Resisters League and the Voluntown Peace Trust. Sheehan is an editor and author of the "Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns."

Fridays, 7pm - Fun Night
Friday Fun Night is an intergenerational, multi-cultural, wildly interactive, supportive, time to share talents on stage.

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

Monday, July 13, 6pm - Meet Adult Fiction Author Meredith Wild
The best-selling author who commanded a $7 million contract for the 5-book Hacker series is coming to Conway. Actually, the really interesting part is that she lives right here in the Mt. Washington Valley and this is our opportunity to meet her. This event is being hosted at the Conway Library, but we will be there selling books for Meredith. Free and open to the public, for adults only.

Thursday, July 16, 5pm - Author Happy Hour with Brad Parks
Co-hosted by the North Conway Library, our literary Happy Hour will include wine, cheese and a fantastic author who is promised to be funny and engaging. Brad Parks does not usually get up to this neck of the woods. He lives in Virginia and writes about an affable, wisecracking investigative reporter in Newark. We are asking for a small donation - to support the North Conway Library - for the wine, but the event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 23, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Group
Discussions are good, fun, varied and – for the most part – stay on point. Stop in, try it out, meet some new friends and read some great books. Open to any and all readers; meets every fourth Thursday of the month except November and December, when we have a combined month holiday party.

Thursday, August 13, 7pm - Mystery Book Club
A small group, discussion books range from historical mysteries to contemporary thrillers. Books are usually picked a couple months in advance, but sometimes the group goes crazy and lines up books for several months. As with all of our groups, the Mystery Book Club is open to anyone interested and can be a great place to meet fellow readers, while discussing murder and mayhem –as it should be. Meets the second Thursday of every month at 7pm.

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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.

Thursday, July 16, 6pm - Jeanne Limmer's Axis Dancers perform "Peace Has Broken Out"
Featured in the Arts Jubilee Concert with Ceili Rain, an energetic group performing original, innovative blend of pop-rock music with a dash of Celtic/Irish flavor, offering an up-beat and joyous concert for family audiences. The Mt. Washington Valley Band opens the show, which takes place on the Cranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage in North Conway.

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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The Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUB
Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219

The Corner House Inn is open for lunch Wednesday-Sunday through Columbus Day, on the beautiful garden patio or air conditioned dining rooms. Brunch is available on Sunday, and dinner is served Wednesday-Monday.

Friday, July 17, 5pm - Gallery Walk
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, The Sandwich Home Industries, Advice to the Players and The Corner House Inn invite everyone to share an evening of art, craft, Shakespeare and cuisine in Center Sandwich. Galleries will be open after hours, refreshments will be served and we look forward welcoming you at each of our establishments, where you will also get a discount at The Corner House Inn for visiting all of us.

Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub
July 17 - Jon Sarty

July 31 - Starlight Honeys

August 7 & October 2 - Middle Ground (Cindy Duchin & Peter Heimlich)

August 14, October 16 & December 18 - Julia Velie

August 21 & December 11 - Jill Ducsai

August 28 & November 27 - Roger Sorlien, Katie O’Connell & ?

September 4 - Tom Fleischmann & Hans Stafford

September 11 & November 13 - Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)

September 18 & December 4 - Doug Hazard

September 25, October 9 & November 20 - Tim Hazelton & David Young

October 23 - Audrey Drake

October 30 - Peter Lawlor

November 6 - Paul Hubert

December 25 - Closed for Christmas

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-4pm
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

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 to schedule a meeting time to discuss your options.

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.

Thursdays, 2pm - Summer Children's Theatre
Your kids will love the catchy original songs and wacky characters, all performed by the professional IMPACT actors from Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln. All the shows are appropriate for even the youngest in your family. Tickets are available now at the Box Office, by phone, or anytime at the website.
July 30 - The Emperor's New Clothes
August 6 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
August 13 - Pinocchio

Tuesdays, July 7-August 4, 8pm - New Hampshire Music Festival Chamber Concerts
Intimate music experiences performed by musicians of the Festival Orchestra, in Smith Recital Hall

Thursdays, July 9-August 6, New Hampshire Music Festival Classics Concerts
Classics concerts by the Festival orchestra, in Hanaway Theatre

Friends of the Arts Events
The Friends of the Arts mission is to present quality visual and performing arts that are affordable and accessible to children and adults both as observers and participants. The FOA Regional Arts Council are dedicated to arts education, enrichment and improving the patronage and support of New Hampshire artists.

Volunteers are sought to help with programs, activities and special events. Please email FOA if you think you can help out, or call (603) 536-1182.

Thursdays, 10am - Arts In The Park
Excited to laugh, play, sing, dance and create art with Sara Hage at these summer workshops for children. Each session we will explore different aspects of nature through various forms of art. All children, ages 6-10, are welcome to participate. Stop in once or each week at the Fox Pond Park Pavilion, Langdon Street, Plymouth. Nominal fee per class; no registration required. All proceeds go toward keeping the Arts alive in our community.
July 16 - We will be reading Native American stories and creating wild weavers, better known as dream catchers, from natural and found objects in our direct environment.
July 23 - We will further explore our outdoor world as we talk about what we see, hear, feel, smell and sometimes taste in our environment by writing and sharing I AM poems.
July 30 - We will move to the music, dance to the rhythm and explore how the wind blows, a stream flows, a bird soars, a tree stands and more through expressive movement and dramatic play.
August 6 - On our last day together, we will leave our mark as artists by creating natural art made from found objects in the park for other observers walking by to enjoy.

Friday, July 24, 7pm - Latin Dancing
Join us for a night out at The Farmhouse Greenhouse. Come in your finest Salsa dress. The first hour is a lesson. The rest of the evening, dance, have fun and enjoy light fare.

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Mail: PO Box 417, Center Sandwich, NH 03227

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art Exhibits
May 23-October 13, Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm
69 Maple Street (Route 113N), Center Sandwich (603) 284-7728

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery exhibits art in all media by leading contemporary artists. The Gallery shows an eclectic collection of figurative and abstract work that focuses on originality and innovation. Located in a large barn built in 1825, the ample space provides an excellent venue for two and three dimensional work. To learn more, visit the website.
Art consulting is available year round, and work, though not on exhibit during winter months, is also available year round.

Exhibiting July 3-25 - 3 Exhibits in One Barn: Garland, Gould and Klementovich
Print maker and painter Anne Garland opens an exhibit of New Work, celebrating Trees. Working in mixed media, Garland's majestic pines dance and sway, shimmer and murmur. Painter Rebecca Klementovich's series, Femmes Fatales, concentrates on the feminine touch in abstract art. Her intense color is complimented by gentle marks and lines. A master of Raku, Ronnie Gould's ceramic animals have their own souls and personalities. Dogs, horses, cows, sheep, bears and moose have all paid a visit to the barn.

Wednesday, July 15, 5pm - Opening Reception: Surprises in Landscape: The Everyday Practice of Drawing
A writer and an artist, Brian Herrick is drawn to the art of graphic storytelling. His new watercolors are fresh. Though they border on the abstract, there is no mistaking a storm brewing or a sun setting over the lake. Herrick will speak about his work. Exhibiting through July 31.

Friday, July 17, 5pm - First Gallery Walk of the Summer
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, The Sandwich Home Industries and the Corner House Inn welcome Advice to the Players to join our evening walk, featuring the arts in Sandwich. Find art, craft, Shakespearean theater and cuisine as you sample refreshments at each establishment, where you will also get a discount at The Corner House Inn for visiting all of us. Come to Center Sandwich for the evening and be sure to bring your friends and family for a summer stroll about the town. Featured work at the Gallery includes Anne Garland’s “Trees”, Ronnie Gould’s ceramics, Rebecca Klementovich’s “Femme Fatale, Brian Herrick’s “Squam Watercolors” and Philip B Parsons, drawings, watercolors, pastels and oils.

Wednesday, July 29, 5pm - Opening Reception: Clare Mowbray, Under White Oak Pond
Mowbray loved the water and happily left many beautiful photographs of her dives under White Oak Pond. The underwater photographs reveal a peaceful and beautiful place of stillness where flora and fauna create colorful compositions. Clare's husband, Larry, will be on hand to talk about Clare's work. Exhibiting through August 13.

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

Summer Clay Camp for Kids and Adults
Register online today.
Monday-Friday, July 13-17 - Under the Sea
Half a day at the CCC and half day at 9th State Movement Complex (choose from full or half day). Ages 6-10
Monday-Thursday, August 17-20 & 24-27, 8:30am-4pm - Eastern Ceramics & Karate (ages 6-12)
Monday-Thursday, August 17-20 & 24-27, 1-4pm - Table Manners (ages 6-106)

The CCC will also be at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center this summer.
Monday-Friday, August 3-7, 9:30am-2:30pm - The Nature of Clay (ages 9-12
Want to take earth and turn it into art? Come and discover the science behind clay's formation and process. Using the natural beauty and animals at the Science Center as inspiration, we will develop and transform our ideas into ceramic treasures. Under the guidance of a Community Clay Center instructor Tamara Mann and Science Center staff explore a variety of ceramic techniques to create functional and sculptural projects. The ceramic process will be completed at the Community Clay Center in Plymouth.
Extended Day Option - Extend the day from 2:30-4pm with snacktime, games, a trail walk, and outdoor exploration.

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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. 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

Thursday, July 16, 3pm - Art as Empowerment
Karl Drerup Art Gallery hosts, with Pemi Youth Center, "Art as Empowerment" program for PYC girls group, AANNH Youth Arts Corps and other interested youth. Registration required through these groups to participate.

Saturday, July 18, 5pm - Force of Nature Artists Reception
Juror Judith Brodsky will speak at the opening. Join us at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery and the Silver Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public. (Please note that these venues are across the street from each other.)

Saturday, July 25, 8pm - New Hampshire Music Festival Chamber Concert & Reading
Concert featuring music and the spoken word by women composers and performer, with special guest: New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice Fogel. Presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

PO Box 105, Holderness, NH 03245

Little Church Theater Celebrating its 12th Season
Throughout summer
Little Church Theater and Art Gallery
40 Route 113, opposite the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness (603) 968-2250

The Little Church Theater is committed to bringing unique theatrical and artistic events to the region, with three months of performing and visual arts, all open to the public. Located on the shores of Squam Lake, their season runs from May through September.

Monday, July 13, 9am-5pm - Young@Arts Workshops for Middle and High School Students
This summer workshop is designed to familiarize teenage actors with the language, stories, characters and ideas in one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies - A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Students will learn all about the Elizabethan style, as well as modernization of Shakespearean performances. Many students are only exposed to the Bard as text, but Shakespeare’s plays were not meant just to be read; they were meant to be performed. The students will audition for parts, do table and scene work, and go through a full-production process similar to a professional theatrical company. The actors will learn how to approach Shakespearean text, rehearsal techniques, character development, and many other theatrical skills that can be applied to both Shakespeare as well as any other style of theatre. Once roles have been cast, students are required to attend only daily scene rehearsals, tech and dress rehearsal, and evening performances.
Tech rehearsal for all will take place Tuesday, July 14 from 6-10pm, and dress rehearsals will be held the evenings of July 15 & 16. Performances will take place beginning at 7:30pm on July 17 & 18. Young@Arts will be an ensemble piece. However, if you are interested in stage managing, teching or lighting the show, please let us know. Questions may be directed to

Tuesdays, July 14 & 28 and August 11 & 25, 10am - Zen Doodle, with Suzan Gannett
You don't have to be Michaelangelo to create a great Zen Doodle work of art because they're based around following a series of steps focused on a set of patterns. Preregistration is required; all materials included.

Friday, July 17, 7:30pm - A Midsummer Night Film Festival: Time and Charges
Saturday, July 18, 7:30pm - A Midsummer Night Film Festival: Heavenly Angle
Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson and Whitebridge Farm Productions will present two recent movies in a Midsummer Night Film Festival to benefit The Little Church Theater, followed by a talkback with Ernest and friends. Thompson's Time and Charges and Heavenly Angle were both shot almost in entirety in the Lakes Region, as was Ernest Thompson's On Golden Pond.

Thursday, July 23, 7pm - The 6th Annual Project Greenway Design Contest
Designers will be required to use different types of recycled and repurposed materials and to work around this year's theme "Businesses That Inspire". Television personality Rebecca Cole will be this year's celebrity guest judge.

Monday-Wednesday, July 27-29, 10am-3pm - Teen Outdoor Digital Photography
Gilford High School photography teacher Hettie Haudenschield will explore all aspects of photography, including composition, lighting and editing in this workshop for ages 13-17. Three different locations for a variety of subjects: The Little Church Theater, Squam Lake Science Center and canoe trip from Squam Lake Association. To register, email

Thursday-Saturday, July 30-August 1, 8pm - The Odd Couple
One apartment, two roommates, one thousand laughs. Hypochondriac neat freak Felix, and tactless, sloppy Oscar, drive each other crazy as mismatched roommates in Neil Simon's award-winning and hilarious classic comedy.

Tuesdays, August 4, August 18 & September 1, 6:30pm - Paint Mixers, with Stacey Lucas
A little paint, a little wine, and a whole lot of fun. Get ready to be inspired during the new paint mixers at LCT. All art materials provided, groups welcome - BYOB.

Saturday, August 8, 8pm - Going Beyond, with Medium Cindy Kaza
Cindy Kaza has toured the country, and she will be bringing her clairvoyance to the Little Church stage.

Thursday-Saturday, August 13-15 and 20-22, 8pm - I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
The second-longest running Off-Broadway musical, this hit comedy explores the joys, trials and tribulations of dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws. A real crowd pleaser, the show is capable of sending audiences into hysterical laughter with its series of hilarious anecdotes and songs.

Thursday-Saturday, August 27-29, 8pm - Questions in a Quiet Cafe
How do you know when it's time to take the next step in your relationship? When Eleanor is offered a dream job overseas, she faces this question with the stress of having to decide in just a couple of hours. She turns to science for the answer and a list of questions she hopes will leave her romance with Daniel intact. But two hours of probing will reveal secrets no one expected. Written by local playwright, Lowell Williams

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.

Monday, July 13, 5:30pm - Unwind After Work: Digital Photo "Walk-Shop" with Melissa Greenawalt
Part photo lesson, part nature walk, this is a beginner- to intermediate-level class We’ll spend some time in the Gallery reviewing basic photo settings (white balance, ISO speed, shutter speed and aperture), and learn--through hands-on class activities--how to manipulate these settings on YOUR camera so that you can have greater control over your images. We’ll then travel (by foot or car) to a local natural area (location TBD) to find, learn about, and photograph whatever interests us in the woods. Come prepared to walk on uneven, possibly muddy terrain--and dress for classic New England weather. Materials needed: digital camera (point and shoot, DSLR, or iPhone), camera manual, tripod, sturdy footwear, insect repellent, snacks. Class size: max 5 (ages 16+)

Wednesday, July 15, 5pm - Embroidery Class 1 (beginner): Sun and Hill, with Jennifer Alba
Learn the basics with Jennifer's 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. Kit available at Artistic Roots. Class size: min 2, max 8

Friday, July 17, 6pm - Reception for WCA National Board
Artistic Roots Cooperative Gallery welcomes the National Women’s Caucus for Art Board and the community to a reception featuring art, music, refreshments and fun. Free and open to the public.

Monday, July 20, 5pm - Glass Class: Sun Catcher, 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 included in the cost of the class. Class size: min 3, max 7

Wednesday, July 22, 5pm - Embroidery Class 2 (beginner+): Flowers and Bird, with Jennifer Alba
For those who advanced from Lesson 1, (or understands the chain and satin stitch) this sweet design is the 2nd of the 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 2, max 8

Monday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 29, 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

Wednesday, July 29, 5pm - Embroidery Class 3, with Jennifer Alba
Kits available at Artistic Roots. Class size: min 2, max 8
Tree and Fish (beginner+): This is for the beyond beginner who has mastered 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.
Sun and Sheep (intermediate): If you like French knots then this is the kit for you. Enjoy this classic embroidery sampler with sweet mother and baby sheep. Perfect framed, as a panel for pillow or wall hanging.
Noah’s Ark (advanced): Lots of fine detail and overlapping on Jennifer's Noah’s Ark fantasy panel. Bring Noah and his menagerie to life and delight in the rolling lush landscapes.
Tree and Tree Birds (advanced): Jennifer's take on the classic tree of life theme with birds and berries. Lots of embroidery floss used and fine detail. This is the largest of her panels to date and makes the perfect center piece to a wall hanging or pillow for that special room in the house.

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.

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 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, July 20, 7pm - The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Traveling Entertainer
Charles Ross Taggart grew up in Topsham, Vermont, going on to perform in various stage shows across the country for over 40 years, starting in 1895, including the famous Red Path Chautauqua circuit. A fiddler, piano player, humorist, singer and ventriloquist, he made at least 25 recordings with the Victor, Edison, and Columbia companies and appeared in a talking movie picture 6 years before Al Jolson starred in “The Jazz Singer.” Adam Boyce portrays Mr. Taggart near the end of his career, c. 1936, sharing recollections on his life and career, with some live fiddling and humorous sketches interspersed in this chautauqua living history program.
Adam Boyce, a 10th generation Vermonter, is a champion fiddler, composer, piano player, contra dance prompter and square dance caller. He has been involved with nearly every aspect of fiddle contests in New England since 1994, including judge, piano backup, as well as competitor. This program, free and open to the public, is made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Saturday, August 1, 11am-3pm - Campton Old Home Day
Demonstrations: Bee Keeping with Jim Stafursky, Chair Caning with Jackie Dearborn, Antique Tools with George Short, Antique Bread Making with Priscilla Whitney, Sled Dogs with Valley Snow Dogz (weather/heat dependent), Weaving with Debie Stohn, Fiddle Making with Richard Mardin.
Live music, Magical History bus tour, Book sale, Kids activities with Rey Center, Campton/Thornton fire department BBQ, Ice cream social, Pie eating contest, Musical chairs and kids games, Silent auction (ski tickets, golf, antiques, restaurant gift certificates, etc...), 5K Walk/Race (application is online or call 726-4044).
Campton Congregational Church Offerings: Breakfast, Bake sale, Arts & crafts display, Yard sale, Evening Campton Baptist Hymn sing and ice cream social. Contact the Church at 536-2536 for details.
Vendors & crafters (contact is 536-3756 or
Contact the town office 726-3223 X102 or call Paul Yelle at 726-6580 for more information or to be a part of the action.

Upcoming events:
Summer - Field trip (stay tuned)
October - Halloween History Walk, book walk, pumpkin display and more!
December - Community Holiday Concert and Cookie Swap

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 August 7 - Summer Reading Program: "Every Hero Has a Story!"

Through August 14 - Exhibition: American Women of Distinction
Poster exhibition celebrating 20 influential American women in history who were “Forces of Nature” in their own right. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art, part of a national organization that promotes the advancement of women in the visual arts through educational programs, networking and exhibition opportunities. Marcia Santore ( provided additional research and designed the posters. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 23, 3:30pm - American Girl Doll Club
Read "Meet Kirsten" beforehand and make a craft. First grade and up

Thursday, July 23 and Wednesday, August 5, 7pm - Teen Night at Fox Park
Water balloons/outside games. Pizza party on August 5. Rain location: Library. 6th grade+. Registration requested

Friday, July 24, 6pm - Locked in the Library
When you sign up for summer reading, enter your name to be selected to be locked in the Library. We will make crafts, play games and sleep in the Library. Breakfast will be served in the morning. Pick up 8am Saturday. Kids going into 2nd grade-5th grade only

Saturday, July 25, 10am - Wii Day
Play Wii games. Bring games if you have them.

Monday, July 27, 2pm - Storytime on the Common
Join Ian Halm for a fire fighter storytime on the common at the gazebo You may even be able to try on some fire fighter gear.

Mondays, July 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.

Mondays, July 27 and August 10 & 24, 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

Tuesday, July 28, 11am-4pm - DIY Day
Make and take crafts

Wednesday, July 29, 11am - Marble Mazes
Create marble mazes out of cardboard, straws, tape, etc. Please bring a shallow cardboard box. Ages 6+

Wednesday, July 29, 4:30pm - Squam Lakes Science Center Presentation
Meet at Squam Lakes Science Center for a program about New Hampshire’s wild life. Come early to walk the trails; admission required.

Thursday, July 30, 1pm - Mario Kart Competition
Test your skills in Mario Kart. Sign ups requested; all ages

Friday, July 31, 1pm - Sewing: Puppet Workshop
Make a puppet to take home. 2nd grade+; Registration required

Friday, July 31, 3:30pm - Book Club: Book Worms (K-2)
"Flat Stanley" by Jeff Brown

Friday, July 31, 4:30pm - Book Club Grade 3-5
"A Snicker of Magic" by Natalie Lloyd

Monday, August 3, 2:30pm - Family Movie
Check with the Library for the title, rated PG.

Monday, August 3, 6:30pm - Nighttime Stories
Wear your pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or two for storytime. No registration required

Tuesday, August 4, 1pm - Comics Workshop
Create and draw your own comic book. 3rd grade+; registration required

Through August 6 - Summer Storytime
Tuesdays, 10:15am - Storytime for Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Join in for singing, finger plays, rhymes, shakers and books. Drop in, no registration required
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6)
Join in for books and a craft. Registration required
Thursdays, 10:15am - Music with Miss Becky (ages 0-6)
Join Miss Becky for a music and movement group. Drop in, no registration required

Friday, August 7, 11am - Lego Mindstorms
Sign up for a 2-hour time slot to program and control our Lego Mindstorms. 4th Grade+; registration required

Friday, August 7, 11am - Survivors Picnic at Fox Park
We will hand out certificates and prizes for those who have reached their goals. (If you cannot attend the picnic you can pick up your prizes and certificates at the Library through the first week in September.) This event is pot-luck; please sign up a dish to share. Registration requested

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, no registration required.

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 Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and Currier Art Museum, among others. Visit for more information.

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.