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November 24 - December 08
|COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)|
Errol Heritage Commission Historical DisplayMonday, 9-11am; Tuesday, 5-7:30pm; Thursday 8:30-11am
Errol Town Hall (first floor)
33 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3884 (Deb Freedman)
The public is invited to enjoy an old photo display, a peek into the rich historic past of the area.
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.
Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents...Great North Woods Committee for the Arts
Various locations, including Tillotson Center at 14 Carriage Lane (next to the post office, Route 26) in Colebrook
(603) 246-8998 or 237-9302
Tickets are available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main Street in Colebrook, as well as at the door on the night of the concert. Funds raised by concerts help the GNWCA continue its ongoing mission of bringing the arts to the Great North Woods. For more information on the GNWCA, as well as a schedule of upcoming concerts, visit the website or contact Charlie Jordan at (603) 246-8998 or 237-9302.
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsSelect venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-5500 or (603) 788-4044
The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is a "grass-roots" organization consisting of visual artists and artisans. The mission of the group is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Southeastern Quebec. Members are able to participate in exhibits, receive reimbursement for conducting workshops, and be involved with other art-related activities sponsored by CRAG. Artists and artisans (photographers, quilters, wood carvers, basket makers, jewelers, etc.) wanting to exhibit should visit the website or call (802) 266-3687. Various workshops offered - check website or call for details.
Artists exhibiting at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC). JoAnn Boydston is the artist of the month at the ISHC and Pauli Gilbert is the artist of the month at the UCVH. Roxanne Herres is the artist of the month at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook, on display until December 15.
Additionally, CRAG members display at Fiddleheads in Colebrook, featuring a themed art exhibit each month. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or email@example.com; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.
Thursday, February 19 (2015), 4pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.
Happenings at Errol Consolidated Elementary School99 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3341
|GORHAM & BERLIN AREA|
Visit www.randolph.nh.gov/Local%20Interest.htm for more event listings
Randolph Public Library EventsMonday & Wednesday, 3-8pm; Thursday & Saturday, 10am-12noon
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408
Saturday, November 1, 6:30pm - Witches, Pop-Culture and the Past
"Hang her!" cries the raucous spectator. In 1692, nineteen people were executed in Salem and hundreds imprisoned during a witch hunt we still discuss today. Robin DeRosa explains that when Salem tells its witch stories, history, tourism and performance collide, and "truth," both moral and macabre, vies with spooky thrills for its authentic place in history. This lecture, sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and Friends of the Library, promises to be a hair raising evening and is free and open to the public. A potluck supper precedes the lecture at 5:30pm; if attending, please bring "cauldrons" of food to share at the pot.
All events are free to the public. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.
Family Resource Center HappeningsMain Street, Gorham (603) 466-5190
The Family Resource Center’s mission statement: To build healthier families and stronger communities through positive relationships, programs, and collaborations in the North Country reflects the agency’s intensive focus on children, and families as well as investments in collaboration. The FRC’s programs serve all age groups, from infants to seniors as well as individuals with disabilities, veterans and at risk women. Serving all of Coos County, Northern Grafton County and Northern Carroll County.
After-school programs offered - visit www.family-resource-center.org/frcyouth.html for details.
Wednesday, October 22, 11:30am–1pm (Seating at 11am) - Annual Meeting and Community Luncheon
"Improving Communication in the Workplace"
A lighthearted and enlightening discussion, presented by Rene Rose, Adjunct Professor, Springfield College and Mental Health Counselor, Northeast Kingdom Human Services. Luncheon presented by the New Hampshire Culinary Institute at White Mountains Community College Bistro, Berlin, NH. Suggested donation, with limited seating – reservations required. To RSVP, call the Family Resource Center at 466-5190 x 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Berlin & Coos County Historical Society MuseumTuesday-Saturday, 12noon-4pm (or by appointment)
Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center
119 High Street, Berlin
(603) 752-4590 or (603) 752-7337
The Moffett House Museum presents exhibits on Berlin's rich history, encompassing its cultural, ethnic and industrial legacies. The museum is highlighting its collection of military memorabilia.
Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"
Reading Room is available for perusing through high school yearbooks or doing research in the many "Brown Bulletins", city reports, antique ledgers and various historical documents. Genealogy research available.
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham NotchSaturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2727
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
Programs are free & open to the public (not including meals). Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change.
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Music in the Great North WoodsVenues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or (603) 326-3242 (information)
Music in the Great North Woods promotes and supports classical music in New Hampshire's North Country in new, as well as existing, venues. During the summer months, the non-profit organization sponsors a Master Organ Recital series and the Big Moose Bach Fest, with visiting musicians of international stature. Call, visit the website or email for detailed schedules and more information. Events are open to the public free of charge, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.
St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural HeritageSt. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1028
Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets available in advance (at the center office or online) or at the door the night of the performance.
Permanent Exhibition: Scrapbook celebrating the history & story of St. Kieran Center for the Arts
Art exhibits are open for viewing during regular business hours (9am-4pm) Monday-Friday, an hour before all performing arts programs, and by special arrangement. There is no admission fee but donations to support the exhibit series are most welcome and greatly appreciated.
Season Memberships are currently available for Holiday Gift Giving. Season members enjoy free admission to over twenty exciting and diverse performances. Membership benefits also include advance mailings and personal invitations to special events including the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, the Francofest celebration, Swing for the Arts Golf Tournament, Art Exhibition Openings, receptions, and advance Nutcracker Ballet ticket reservations. As always, Nutcracker Ballet tickets are included in the membership package.
On Display through December 19 - Carla Broman Lapierre
This photographic display highlights over 30 works from Carla’s collection. Please join us to view the wonderful display of nature exquisitely captured in these pieces. The local artist will be on hand to discuss her works and share light refreshments with those in attendance. The exhibit and reception is open to the public and donations will be graciously accepted. Most of Carla’s exhibit pieces are available for sale and she has generously offered to donate a portion of the proceeds to St. Kieran’s to help keep the arts alive in the North Country.
Sunday, November 16, 2pm – Berlin Jazz
Enjoy the best of the Big Band era and a variety of popular hits from Berlin Jazz's vast repertoire, including A String of Pearls, Witchcraft, Zoot Suit Riot, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Bandstand Boogie. The 18+ musicians that now fill their ranks are truly a North Country treasure, working to preserve the music of the big band era and genre of Jazz in general.
Tuesday, December 9, 7pm – SPECIAL EVENT: It’s a Wonderful Life Live from WVL Radio Theatre
Upcoming performances include the 9th Annual Nutcracker Ballet, with holiday classic featuring 45 dancers from the Robinson Ballet Company, and we end the year with beautiful Christmas Concerts by North Country Community Chorus on December 10, 12 & 14
Events at Gorham's Medallion Opera House & Town HappeningsGorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322 x3
Friday, November 21, 7:30pm - Patrick Ross, a 5th generation master fiddler, has been working with banjoist and songwriter Bow Thayer for almost a decade. Together they bring forth a new and evolved type of Appalachian Mountain Music. Come hear Patrick and Bow, Mountain Money, perform on a variety of fiddles and banjos. Tickets available in advance at the Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Café & Bookstore or online at www.medallionoperahouse.org.
Gateway Gallery & Gifts Showcases North Country ArtistsWednesday & Thursday, 12:30-5pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm (also by appointment)
36 Exchange Street, Gorham (603) 466-9900
Located at the northern edge of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in Gorham, Gateway Gallery & Gifts features White Mountain Memorabilia, work by North Country artists, and an eclectic sampling of gifts from framed fishing flies to jewelry from away - sometimes far away. Gateway Gallery specializes in custom framing using conservation materials and methods.
|HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)|
Haverhill Historical Society EventsBy appointment
Haverhill Historical Society's Kimball Store Museum
58 Court Street, Haverhill (603) 989-5953
Celebrating Haverhill's and Newbury's 250th Anniversary
A year-long celebration of "250 years as chartered neighbors" with Newbury. For more information, email email@example.com. Visit at www.celebrate250.org or on Facebook at Haverhill/Newbury250th.
All lectures are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at Ladd Street School, 880 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10, at the corner of County Road), Haverhill.
Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 9am-4pm
91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill (603) 787-2539
The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. Why not call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center? Call Deb or JoAnne for more details.
Friday, October 31, 11am - All Hallow’s Eve at The Haunted Halls of Horse Meadow
Food, fun & friends - Wear a costume if you dare. Prizes will be given.
Tuesday, November 4, 9am - Open Doors with Cyndi Wellman
Join us for a breakfast round table discussion and help us brainstorm ideas for 2015
Thursday, November 6, 9:30am - Designers' Place: Floral Arrangements, with Jane (all supplies provided)
Friday or Monday, November 7 or 11, 9:30am-12noon - Photo Sitting & Portrait Class
Horse Meadow Senior Center is offering, to the public, a photo sitting with our award winning photographer, Paul Anderson. You will receive a 5x7 portrait placed on the background of your choosing, from solid colors to Christmas or winter scenes. Those interested in developing their photography skills are encouraged to join Paul at 10am on Monday for a Class on Portraits. Sign up at the Front Desk now.
Tuesday, November 11, 11am - Honor Our Veterans
Join us as we welcome the Oxbow Chapter of DAR, and together recognize our Veterans and Auxiliaries. Special patriotic music by Phyllis Vogul.
Thursday, November 20, 11:15am - Thanksgiving Celebration
Music by Trudy and the Pioneers will be followed by a traditional Thanksgiving feast
Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28 - Center closed for Thanksgiving
Mondays & Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb
Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music
Mondays, 12:30pm - Designers' Place: Hearts & Hands Quilters
Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group
Thursdays, 12:45pm - Line Dancing with, Paul Williams
Orford Senior CenterCongregational Church
Dartmouth College Highway, Orford (603) 353-9107
You never know what might be happening at the Orford Senior Center, but you can be assured that the Tuesday lunch will be delicious and most likely there will be a neat program as well. It may be the local elementary school jazz band, a reading by an author or a talk by a local celebrity.
|LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA|
Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer ProgramsSaturday & Sunday, September 6-October 13 (Columbus Day), 10am-5pm
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
200 Weeks State Park Road (off Route 3), Lancaster (603) 788-4004
Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at
All programs held on Thursdays at 7pm, unless otherwise noted. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs.
Call for confirmation of dates and topics.
Whitefield Historical Society MuseumBy appointment
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Laconia Savings Bank
22 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-2466
Features displays on various facets of life in Whitefield over the years. Ongoing exhibits are also on display on the first floor of the Mountain View Grand year 'round and are updated periodically.
Jefferson Historical Society Museum & ProgramsSunday & 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 TheatreRialto Theatre
80 Main Street (Route 2), Lancaster (603) 684-1121
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.
Rob Burbank, Director of Media and Public Affairs
Appalachian Mountain Club Programs in Crawford NotchAppalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-4453
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
AMC Kicks Off White Mountain “Artist-in Residence” Program
Recalling the celebrated 19th-century tradition of White Mountain “plein air” painting, the AMC is bringing back the Artist-in-Residence program to the historic Crawford Notch location of its Highland Center Lodge. Starting this fall, two New England artists will be the first to walk in the footsteps of Frank Henry Shapleigh, the famed White Mountain School of Art landscape painter who once resided at the former site of the Crawford House grand hotel. The AMC has since restored the original Shapleigh Studio, which was built in 1880 and is now listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. Much like in Shapleigh’s heyday, Crawford Notch’s newest Artists-in-Residence will share their creative talents with the Highland Center Lodge’s guests and visitors. In addition to offering a number of free activities, such as talks, demos, and exploratory hikes, the artists will also host multi-day workshops during their extended stays. This fall’s Artist-in-Residence program will focus on the art of “plein air” outdoor landscape painting, inspired by the early works of the White Mountain School of Art. Visit AMC’s Fall Guide for full details and to register for upcoming Artist-in-Residence workshops: www.outdoors.org/lodging/fallguide/nature-arts.cfm.
October 17-20 - Crawford Notch Artist in Residence: Landscape Painting with Michael Vermette
Featuring Master Painter Michael Vermette, your experience will begin with a presentation on the great masters who painted studies of the White Mountains. In the days that follow, Vermette will demonstrate two approaches used in painting plein air: painting in oils and in watercolors. You will produce many studies over the weekend in one of the region's most beautiful and dramatic sites.
October 24-26 - Mountains of Stars: Amateur Astronomers Weekend in The White Mountains
Observe the stars from the dark skies of northern New Hampshire, and stay at the beautiful Highland Center Lodge, centrally located in the White Mountains. Two nights of dark sky observation during the new moon, astronomy presentations, and short talks.
October 31-November 2 - Ghosts of Crawford Notch: History Weekend
This program focuses on the rich history of Crawford Notch with tours of the Notch and area historical sites, such as the Willey House, Crawford Cemetery and Pet Cemetery, the Mount Washington Hotel, and more.
Purple Moose Kidventures and Discovery CenterMondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm; Wednesdays, 10am-12noon & 1-5:30pm
Tuesdays & Sundays by appointment only
63 Elm Street, Lancaster (603) 788-3030
Perform, explore, create, imagine, play! A small children's museum offering dramatics and early music classes for kids ages 2-12 as well as nature, world and children's literature enrichment activities. All classes and activities are free with your paid admission (daily fee or memberships available). Some hours may not be available if classes, birthday parties or FREE workshops are scheduled. Please call to confirm.
Enjoy activities, the new Sensory Room, and then stay for some Discovery Center fun. Due to limited space and parking, reservations for Discovery Center hours are required. Call or email to reserve your visit.
These grown-up craft classes give you a chance to have a night out. Grab some friends and come make some spring and summer wreaths... we provide the instruction and everything you need to make your masterpiece. There are munchies to enjoy and it is a fun time for all. Classes are held evenings based on your schedule. Call to set up a Momventure with your friends, and check out pictures of our first class on our Facebook page.
|LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)|
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NCCA's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse & Children's Touring Co.Jean's Playhouse
34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 745-6032
The North Country Center for the Arts presents professional Broadway musical shows, presented in alternating repertory.
On sale now, NCCA Gift Certificates are valid for any NCCA Productions, including Mainstage shows by the professional, award-winning Papermill Theatre company, community theatre shows by the newly-inaugurated Playhouse Players, and concert series shows that bring in musical guest artists from around the country. Gift Certificates may be ordered at the Jean's Playhouse Box Office (open Tuesday-Sunday, 3-6pm), over the phone, or online.
Saturday & Sunday, December 20 & 21, 7pm and also 2pm on Sunday - Just around the corner is the triumphant return home of our first ever attempt at a National Touring production, A Christmas Carol. This joyous retelling emphasizes the spectacle and the wonder of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. We are pulling out all the stops to create a spectacular Christmas production that you and your family will never forget.
Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & LecturesWednesday, 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 LibraryMonday-Friday, 12noon-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, (603) 745-8159
Artist on Exhibit - Kara Andersen's beautiful artwork is on display until December 31
Are you looking for Christmas gifts? he 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.
Wednesdays, November 26 & December 31, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Free, on the last Wednesday of each month. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire to the film showing.
Mondays, 3-5pm - LEGO Club
Preregister for this event. 6-12 year olds
Wednesdays, 4-5pm - Italian Study group
This group is open to all that would like to learn a language.
Fridays, 11am - Storytime
We will read stories, do a craft and enjoy each other's company. This program is free and open to all.
Happenings at the Linwood Senior ServicesLinwood Area Senior Center
194 Pollard Road, Lincoln (603) 745-4705
Located in the heart of New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains, you’re sure to enjoy the special celebrations as well as the regular meals. Bring a friend and drop by for a delicious lunch, enjoy the programming, and find out how you can be a part of this great community effort.
|LITTLETON AREA (including Bethlehem, Lisbon & St. Johnsbury, VT)|
| Contacts: President Dave Goldstone at (516) 592-1462 or email@example.com
Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711
Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website
Mailing list sign up (for activities): firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & ClassesOpen year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
PO Box 395, Bethlehem, NH 03574
39 Strawberry Hill, Bethlehem (603) 869-5465
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) has been a landmark destination in the North Country since the early 1900s. The 1888 building on Strawberry Hill was purchased by the congregation and established as a house of Jewish worship in 1920. Originally used only in summer months, the BHC Synagogue is now in use year round by residents and visitors. The synagogue houses an extensive library and is presently establishing a North Country Jewish Cultural Center to display the growing collection of Jewish artifacts.
Regular religious services are scheduled for each weekend, July through mid-October, and for all days of the High Holy Day season. Religious school for children and classes for adults will also be offered. Please visit the website for detailed information on all events, classes and religious services. All are open to the public; registration is required for classes. Available for weddings, bar/bat mitzvah services, baby-namings and other life cycle events.
The BHC 2014 calendar includes the debut of the White Mountain Jewish Film Festival at the Colonial Theatre; this year's theme is The Jewish-American Experience. A classical concert series features musicians from the North Country Chamber Players and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Holocaust historian Geoffrey Brahmer returns to present the story of poet Avrom Sutzkever of the Vilna Ghetto. Other activities scheduled include a Writing Workshop, hiking, Books of Jewish Interest Book Club and more. All events and activities are open to the public.
Monday, November 10, 12:30-8pm - Rabbi Levi Selwyn, noted rabbi and Torah scribe, will visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation to inspect our five Torah scrolls, make repairs as needed, and provide information about the age and origin of each scroll and possibly identify the original scribes. The event is open to the community and media to watch the ancient biblical art of the Torah scribe and the tools used. Conversation with the rabbi, along with a Q&A session is scheduled for 5-6pm. This is a rare event and of great importance in a Jewish community. For more information contact Dave Goldstone at email@example.com or Emily Cowan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Kitty Bigelow, Executive Director, PO Box 591, Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & EventsFridays & Saturdays, May 30-October 13, 11am-3pm
Sugar Hill Meeting House
1401 Route 117, Main Street, Sugar Hill (603) 823-5336
The three-building campus of the Sugar Hill Historical Museum reflects the long history of Sugar Hill’s people, places and culture. "Once Upon a Time," the 2014 exhibit, features the museum’s extensive collection of clothing, cradles, books, toys, ephemera and childhood memories of bygone eras. Other exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith’s shop, a collection of public signs, a 1939 Ford fire truck, and a variety of sleighs. A large photograph collection and a wealth of historical and genealogical references are found in the library. The gift shop sells the museum’s self-published books, antiques, jewelry, and many crafted items created by Sugar Hill residents. Admission is free – donations gratefully accepted. Call for more information or to make an appointment for a special tour.
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The Rocks Estate Programs & EventsOpen daily, year-round
The Rocks Estate
4 Christmas Lane (off Route 302), Bethlehem (603) 444-6228 or (800) 639-5373
Owned by The Society for Protection of NH Forests, the landmark 1,400-acre Rocks Estate includes numerous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers Agri- and Eco-tourism opportunities throughout the year. Picnic areas, hiking, skiing & snowshoe trails. Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street in Bethlehem, is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. Facilities include a classroom, educational trails, pond and picnic sites. For more information and a calendar of events, please call, email or visit the website.
Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the New Hampshire Maple Experience at The Rocks and visit the Maple Museum, housed in one of many carefully restored historic buildings on the Estate. The museum includes a collection of historic and modern tools used in sugaring. A video played inside the sugar house provides a virtual tour of the springtime sugaring process. The extensive trails system at The Rocks is open daily, year-round, from dawn until dusk. Leashed pets are welcome to accompany their people on the trails. For visitors using their smart phones, The Rocks also offers a Mobile Tour, where visitors may learn more about the history of the Estate, modern day conservation and management practices there, and the different types of Christmas trees grown on the farm.
Select Wednesdays, 7pm - Bretzfelder Park Programs
These free programs are part of the Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series, owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (www.forestsociety.org). All are welcome. The summer series is held Wednesdays in August, and the winter series is held Wednesdays in February.
Events & Films at The Colonial Theatre2050 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.
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The Frost Place Museum Events & ReadingsThe Frost Place Museum will re-open on Saturday, May 23, 2015
158 Ridge Road, Franconia (603) 823-5510 (office) or 823-5048 (museum)
The Frost Place is a permanent home and museum for poets and poetry at Robert Frost's former homestead, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains. Enjoy the view from the front porch of Mount Lafayette and the Franconia Notch. Gaze at Robert Frost's autographed books and hand-written letters safely tucked under glass. And, see the Morris Chair in the front room where Frost sat and wrote his poems.
During the winter months, the house is closed but the grounds and poetry trail are open. Our offices are open year-round. Please call or email if you have questions. Special events and groups can be accommodated.
The Frost Place honors the legacy of Robert Frost and encourages the creation and appreciation of poems, offering three poetry writing conferences (in the summer months) and two competitions. Study poetry in the beautiful White Mountains of NH at the former home of Robert Frost. Come be inspired by the landscape, write and study with some of the best contemporary poets writing today. Upcoming programs include:
The Frost Place 2015 Contests
Submissions Period: October 1-December 31, 2014
2015 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place
2015 Frost Place Chapbook Contest Sponsored by Bull City Press
For more information about the submission period and how to apply, visit the website.
Save the Dates
June 21-25, 2015 - The Frost Place's Conference on Poetry and Teaching
June 25-26, 2015 - Teachers As Writers Workshop
Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & EventsFridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend to last weekend in October, 1-4pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000
Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain, and iron furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school. Browse the new exhibit Readin' Ritin' Rithmetic: From the One Room School Houses of Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill to Our Present Day Regional Schools. The exhibit includes pictures of schools and children from Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill. In the 1860s there were more than a dozen schools in the three towns. Research traces the change from these schools to the current Lafayette Regional School and Profile Junior-Senior High School, serving the three towns and more.
The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. The Museum can be open by request at the Museum or Chamber of Commerce Booth at Franconia Town Hall. There is no admittance fee although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.
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Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm (closed when the weather is bad)
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton (603) 444-6050
Check website for full listing of activities.
Do you need a comfortable area for your card group to meet? Do you host a ladies' afternoon in your home but your living room is getting too crowded? The Senior Center has many afternoons that are open for drop-in style socializing. Call for details.
Do you have, or do you know someone who has, a special talent that you can bring to others? We are looking for people or groups who would like to give lessons in anything at all. Perhaps you know how to scrapbook or maybe you can make greeting cards. We have the space; we just need instructors.
Friday, November 21, 12:45pm - Christmas Gift Workshop
Cindy Noyes demonstrates and leads you through this all-natural class. Some of the gifts available to make are homemade sugar and salt scrubs, soaps and hand sanitizers, and room deodorizers. Cindy will also provide jars, containers, and decorations to make a truly unique and personal gift. Please sign up at the front desk.
Tuesday, November 25, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "A Thread of Truth" by Marie Bostwick
Tuesdays, December 2 & 16, 1pm - Line Dancing with Billye
Wednesday, December 3, 11am - The Center kicks off the Holiday season with our friends, The Pine Hill Singers. They come and sing before lunch. Be sure to get here early to enjoy this lovely concert.
Wednesdays, December 3 & 17, 1pm - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually)
Thursday, December 4, 10:30am - Littleton Needleworkers
Friday, December 5 - Party at Indian Head
Includes a buffet meal, photo with Santa, and a fabulous show with Marlena Phillips called White Mt. Christmas. All this, plus a ride back and forth; sign up at the front desk.
Saturday, December 6, 9am-1pm - Annual Christmas Bazaar
Calling all crafters - we are renting spaces and can provide large octagon tables. Lunch will be available for purchase from 11am-1pm. Please call Phyllis to save your spot.
Thursday, December 11, following lunch - Lunch and Learn Series: Aromatherapy with Kate Kelly
Celebrate this special time of the year with the recreation of the aromatic impact of days of old. Learn which essential oils to use to evoke memories using sprays and candles. Sign up at the front desk or by calling.
Friday, December 12 - Amazing Christmas Show & Giveaway
The Center is very pleased to welcome some of our local entertainers for a fun and fabulous show and give away. Come enjoy great Christmas music and humor right before lunch. After lunch, we will begin the give away . Each person in attendance will receive a free raffle ticket; 31 gift bags full of Christmas surprises will be given away.
Monday, December 15, 5:30pm - Sights and Sounds of Christmas
Center buses will drive guests around Littleton to see the Christmas lights, leaving the Center at 5:30pm for an hour tour. The buses come back to the Center for cookies and hot cocoa and enjoy a concert by the Grace Methodist Bell Ringers from 6:30-7:30pm. The Bell Concert is open to all. Bring your friends and family. Please sign up at the front desk for the bus ride; no sign up needed for concert.
Tuesday, December 23 - Christmas Carols with Lakeway 3rd Graders
Come and hear the joyful voices of children singing Christmas Carols. Mrs. Dodge’s 3rd grade will be singing right after lunch. After the concert, enjoy home-baked cookies provided by the 3rd graders.
Thursday & Friday, December 25 & 25 - Center closed for the Christmas holiday
Tuesday, December 30, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "Promise Me" by Richard Paul Evans
Wednesday, December 31 - New Year's Eve Party and Countdown
The Senior Center is planning a great celebration and you don’t have to stay up to midnight. We are having music with Wayne Klingler, a sparkling toast at noon, and some other surprises. Come celebrate the arrival of 2015 just 12 hours early.
Mondays, 1pm - Yoga (new members welcome)
Tuesdays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (Any medium; all levels of interest welcome)
Wednesdays, 11am - Piano Music by Charles
Wednesdays, 3pm - Computer Classes (Call to signup and to confirm dates)
RSVP Knitters - Call for dates and times
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Jackson Grammar School & Whitney Community Center EventsWhitney Community Center & Jackson Grammar School
Route 16A, Jackson (603) 383-6861
The Community Center offers many options and spaces for public use. There is a large, multipurpose Main Hall with a stage and seating up to 250. The bright Art Room has working height tables and stools to accommodate about 15 people. A small conference room, with a table and chairs, is an additional option for up to 8 people. The large Kitchen has a gas stove and countertop space, with a pass through into the Main Hall. Detailed information and availability can be found on the Grammar School's website. Handicap accessible.
Do you have an interest or hobby you would love to share with the JGS students? If so, we would be delighted to have you to join us after school and teach us all about it; please touch base with Meredith Piotrow to schedule a program.
Tuesdays & Thursday, 5:30-6pm & 6-7pm - Zumba
Taught by Dottie Aiello, a licensed instructor, also a Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. For more information, call (978) 790-3375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays, 3:30pm - Kripalu Yoga Classes
Classes are taught by Dixie Lea-Sunshine Yoga Community Alliance. For more information, call (603) 726-6955. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, or use one of the instructor's. No experience necessary, all levels welcome.
Visit theaterinthewood.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation EventsDaily, 9am-4pm
100 Acre Wood - Go through the gate (across from Town Hall Road) and follow the signs 1/2 mile to the parking area
41 Observatory Way, Intervale (603) 356-9980
Check us out on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter. Individual, Couple, Family and Corporate BIBLF memberships available. Member benefits include: free Polar Express lottery entry, merchandise discount, monthly members-only Polar Express ticket drawing.
Volunteers Needed for Outreach Reading, Story Land and Character Breakfasts
If you would like to volunteer for any of the activities or events listed below or future events, please call or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to read or dress up as a Character, please call or contact Gina at email@example.com. Join us to read to the preschools or to dress up as Olivia or Pooh. www.believeinbooks.org/CharacterBreakfast.html
The new school year is upon us and we will again be heading out on the road with our Outreach Reading Program. As always, we are looking for volunteers to fill the roles of our reader or dress as our costumed character. If you are interested in dressing up as Curious George or reading to the preschool kids, please contact Jodi - firstname.lastname@example.org. Times vary depending on the day.
Trails in the Wood are open 7 days a week, 9am-4pm. Enjoy 8K of running, walking & biking trails in the enchanted 100 Acre Wood, including the Storybook Trail.
Theater in the Wood
Tuesdays, 9:30am - Polar Express Scarf Folding
If you are planning on joining us, please let Kendra know by calling or emailing her at email@example.com. We will continue every Tuesday morning until all scarves are folded.
November 28-December 22 - Polar Express Volunteers Needed to help make the Polar Express a magical Journey to the North Pole from North Conway and Lincoln. As always we could really use volunteers the first weekend (Thanksgiving weekend) and on Thursdays and Sundays. We offer scholarships to all our volunteers. www.polarexpress.org
Conway Public Library Events & ProgramsMonday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-8pm, Wednesday 10am-6:30pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm
15 East Main Street, Conway (603) 447-5552
Monday, November 17, 10:15am - Morning Book Group discusses "The Diner" by Herman Koc
Mondays, November 17 & 24 and December 1, 10:30am - Learn to Play, Play to Learn
Family Place Workshop for age 1 to 3 years old and their caregivers. This play-group series is about letting children learn through play, and letting adults share information with different professionals.
Monday, November 17, 6:30pm - Downloadable Books with David Smolen
Learn about the libraries downloadable book service.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, through November 26, 10:30am - Story Times
Older siblings and guests are always welcome. No registration necessary. Free and open to the public.
Tuesdays for 2-year-olds and Thursdays for 3 & 4-year-olds
Age appropriate stories, songs and action rhymes, with crafts on Thursdays
Wednesdays for Babies - Children under 2 enjoy simple books, songs and action rhymes
Library closed November 27 & 28 for Thanksgiving
Tuesday, December 2, 6:30pm - Puckerbrush Holiday Concert
Sponsored by the Friends of CPL
Wednesday, December 3, 2pm - Meet the Artist! Open House with Artist of the Month Jessica Fligg
Jessica Fligg is an award winning artist that works in both watercolors and oils. Her paintings are inspired by her surroundings. www.jessica-fligg-artist.blogspot.com
Thursday, December 4, 10:30am - The Bad Tempered Horse: Puppet Show and Craft by Marion Posner Session #3
In Marion Posner's storytellings, she sweeps her audiences into a world where imaginations flourish and thrive, in stories with characters you cannot help but feel empathy with. The audience often helps create sound effects and children leave inspired to tell their own stories. Myles Grinstead makes magic during the story with puppets. She will bring some simple hand-made puppets, so that children can participate in the story. They can take a puppet or a Puppet - making kit home to weave their own magic.
Saturday, December 6, 2:30pm - Christmas Story Time (before parade)
Returning March, 2015 - Open Mic Night for poets, writers, acoustic musicians and storytellers of all ages. The first hour is open floor, then after a break for refreshments, the featured performer takes the spotlight. Mike Everyday shares his writing – some poetry, some prose – about living in the moment. Listeners welcome. Meets on the second Monday (usually) of March, May, July and September.
The Library offers an outreach program to day care facilities throughout the Town of Conway. Call to schedule the delivery of books, materials and/or live story times. These services are free.
Arts Jubilee Summer Concert SeriesCranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
North Conway (603) 356-5543 or (800) Sun-n-Ski
High energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of entertainment from Celtic-Irish music to traditional brass band to the Blues, and music of the '80s and classics from Broadway. Concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of Cranmore Mountain. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs; food and beverages available on the Deck at Zip's Pub with a full view of the stage, or bring your own picnic supper (no alcohol, please). Headline concerts begin at approximately 7pm, with an early concert by area performers at 6pm. Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization, and admission is family friendly requesting a small charge to help defray expenses for the series. Convenient parking within steps of the concert area, and indoor restrooms.
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Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo GalleryThursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050
An award winning photographer, Dana Clemons has been photographing stunning landscapes for over 30 years, offering a large selection of unique, award-winning photographs of the White Mountains and surrounding region. Archival prints, matted or tastefully framed. Also on display and for sale at: White Mountain Artisans Gallery, North Conway; League of NH Craftsman, Littleton & Meredith; Zeb's General Store, North Conway; Flossie's General Store, Jackson Village.
Eastman Performing Arts Center and Pace Galleries of ArtBox Office: Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm (or by appointment)
Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy
18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg, ME (207) 935-9232
Exhibiting through March 13, 2015 - Works By Erin McGee Ferrell
For more information on the works of Erin McGee Ferrell visit www.philadelphia-artist.com
Fryeburg Academy's Palmina S. and Stephen F. Pace Galleries of Art are free and open to the public Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-1pm, or by special appointment.
Thursday, November 20, 3pm - Met Opera Lecture Series: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito presents his always informative and entertaining opera workshop. De Vito, a former amateur singer, has been studying the stories and music of operas for several decades and approaches the workshops as an opportunity to share some of what he's learned with others who enjoy music and the stage. The format is very informal and the content includes a synopsis of the opera's plot and some biographical background of the composer and the composition. The bulk of the lecture is spent listening to musical selections from the opera. No prior musical knowledge is needed to attend this series. The workshops, which are free and open to the public, will be held at 3pm at the LHE/PAC on the Thursday prior to the Saturday performance.
Friday, November 21, 7:30pm - Asbury Short Film Concert
New York City's longest-running short film exhibition returns to the LHE/PAC for a fantastic night of award-winning shorts from all around the world. The Asbury Shorts "concert" combines classic, world-renowned films with new festival honorees, providing a rare opportunity for attendees to see elite, international selections on a real cinema screen rather than a computer or iPad. The show will feature Master of Ceremonies, Maine Art Scene Magazine Editor Brenda Bonneville and live music performed by the popular local folk rock band, Junco.
2014-2015 Met Opera Live in HD tickets are now on sale
The live simulcast's crisp HD picture and enveloping surround sound inside Fryeburg Academy's state-of-the-art theater creates an experience that will make you feel like you're actually watching the performance inside New York City's famed opera house. Lake Region Caterers will provide lunch one hour before each opera. Call 207-787-3327 to reserve your meal(s).
Saturday, November 22, 1pm - Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini’s classic comedy, featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera
December 13 - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
January 17 - The Merry Window
January 31 - Les Contes d’Hoffmann
February 14 - Iolanta and Bluebeard's Castle
March 14 - La Donna del Lago
April 25 - Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncaval
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World Fellowship Center Workshops and Cultural Events368 Drake Hill Road (off Route 16), Albany (between Chocorua & Conway) (603) 447-2280
This secular, intergenerational, multicultural camp and conference center offers public educational events for adults as well as pay-for programming for people staying overnight or commuting by day. Varied lectures, workshops and performances; check website for program details. Meals served 8am, 12:30pm & 6pm. Overnight accommodations available.
White Birch Books EventsMonday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street (just south of the park), North Conway Village (603) 356-3200
Thursday, November 20, 4-6pm - Book Signing and Discussion: Dr. Frank Hubbell, Author of WILDCARE
Hubbell's new book is WILDCARE: Working in Less than Desirable Conditions and Remote Environments. Since 1976, Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities, more commonly known as SOLO, has been the leader in Wilderness Medicine. Dr. Hubbell, who founded SOLO, spent years trying to distill the principles that SOLO teaches into one volume - WILDCARE is the result. The foundation of emergency medicine for emergency first responders is covered simply, clearly, and elegantly in this heavily illustrated, well-organized book. Whatever your level of training, this is a must have reference for anyone who may work outside the Golden Hour.
White Birch Books' Mystery Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month at 7pm.
Thursday Night Book Group meets every fourth Thursday of the month and is open to any and all readers.
Steel Dreams, Community Steel Band, Seeks ParticipantsTuesdays, 7-8:30pm
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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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.
General information about events at PSU is available at http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu
PSU and Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & EventsMonday-Friday, 11am-5pm
Plymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869
Contact the Silver Center Box Office for tickets to all Silver Center events; use the specific PSU contact email for the particular PSU event for information and attendance at PSU events.
Plymouth State University courses & events:
PSU is offering several graduate-level courses, including an online course, leading to a Certificate in Historic Preservation. For more information and to register, call 535-2636 or visit www.plymouth.edu/graduate/academics/degrees/masters/med/heritage-studies/historic-preservation/
Silver Center for the Arts events:
Tickets for the 2014-15 season are on sale for programs throughout the season. Call or visit the box office for a greater choice of seats and fewer fees, or buy online. Gift certificates available.
Thursday-Saturday, November 20-22 at 8pm and Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23 at 2pm - PSU Theatre: The Threepenny Opera (Studio Theatre)
Monday, November 24, 7pm - All New England Band Festival (Hanaway Theatre)
Tuesday, December 2, 7pm - PSU Guitar Ensemble
At Studio Theatre; call for free tickets
Wednesday, December 3, 7pm - PSU Chamber Players
At Smith Recital Hall; call for free tickets
Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or (603) 536-9639 or (603) 536-2090
Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome.
Thursday, October 30, 11:30am - Halloween Party
Dress up for free lunch and participate in the costume parade and “Monster Mash” lunch at 12noon.
Fridays, October 3-31, 12noon-2pm - Ceramics, with Fran
Sign up sheet at desk, or see Lisa for more details
Through November - Plymouth State University students are available for computer tutoring. Please call Diane at 536-1204 for appointments.
Tuesday, November 4, 12:45pm - Book Discussion Group
We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month’s selection will be available at the same time. You must sign up one month in advance to get and read your copy of the book. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more information, call Diane at 536-1204.
Tuesday, November 11, 11:30am - Veteran’s Day
We cordially invite all veterans and active duty members of all military branches to our commemorative luncheon. The Baker Valley Band
will perform a patriotic program as we recognize our service members. Come share our pride. Pot roast lunch immediately afterward.
Friday, November 14, 11am - Plymouth Writers' Group
Second & fourth Fridays each month
Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28 - Center closed for Thanksgiving
Mondays, 9am-12noon - Wood Carving Class
Beginners are welcome. Bring your own tools or come by and see what it's all about.
Mondays, 9:30am - Tai Chi & Dao Yi, with Susan MacLeod
Wednesdays, 8:30am - Gentle Yoga, with Donna Sullivan & Christie Faella
Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists
Wednesdays, 9:45am - Meditation
This class includes standing stretches, breathing exercises, then guided relaxation, finishing with a 10 minute silent meditation. Can be done in your everyday clothes as you sit in a chair.
Thursdays, 1pm - Memoir Workshop
Come join us for lots of fun and a great feeling of accomplishment. All are welcome.
Fridays, 9:30am - Country Line Dancing, with Joan Randlett
Come kick up your heels, have fun and exercise at the same time.
Community Clay Center Classes & EventsMonday, 12noon-3pm; Tuesday, 10am-8pm; Wednesday, 11am-3pm; Thursday, 4-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-4pm
620 Tenney Mountain Highway Suite C, Plymouth (603) 536-3222
Celebrating the art of ceramics and the craft of pottery in Central New Hampshire
Galleria Giovanna Fine Art ExhibitsBy chance or appointment
313 River Road, Canaan (603) 523-7154
The chic farm house gallery celebrates new exhibition space, art school and design center. Works by regional under exhibited artists showing oils, sculpture, limited edition prints, photographs, mono types and drawings. Children's work will be shown in the Mud Room Gallery.
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Surroundings Art Gallery - New England ArtSaturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 12noon-5pm; closing December 7
12 Main Street, Center Sandwich (603) 284-6888
The Gallery specializes in original fine art in a variety of mediums (oil, water color, pastels, acrylics, sculptures, etc). You will also find folk art painted on chests, barrel staves and other objects.
Surroundings offers art classes which will accommodate the first timer as well as those who have some experience in painting. Each class is tailored to the interests of the students, but generally includes a demonstration, discussion, practice time, and individual feedback. You can be a beginner or experienced artist for these classes. The techniques and instruction will apply to all levels. The instructor can tailor the discussion and help to any level of expertise. Supplies are available on an a la carte basis. We will need a minimum of 4 people at each class for it to be held. For more information, visit the website.
Customer Appreciation Event
Normally, the Gallery has an "Oldies but Goodies" sale at the end of the year. In its place, during this Gallery-wide customer appreciation event you will be able to purchase anything in the Gallery for 20% off between now and December 7 (our last day of operations). The website has been updated to show the artists that are participating and the art that is available.
Surroundings Gallery will be closing December 7, its last day operations, as the owners have decided to retire. Please call or email for additional information.
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Karl Drerup Art Gallery & Silver Center Exhibits & EventsKarl Drerup Art Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm
Silver Center for the Arts Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am–10pm; Friday, 8am–5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12noon–6pm (and during performances)
Plymouth State University, Plymouth (603) 535-2614
A vibrant center of art, visual culture and new media, the Karl Drerup Gallery is located on the first floor of the Draper & Maynard Building at 17 High Street. Exhibitions range from traditional shows to contemporary trends. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. For Gallery and exhibition information, contact Cynthia Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, November 5, 4-6pm - Opening Reception: African Cloth Speaks
Throughout the continent of Africa, people use cloth to speak for them. Whether the fabric represents religious affiliation, age, class status, ethnic membership, or political association, what one wears is one’s identity. Woven or dyed, imported or locally produced, wrapped, tied, or tailored—all clothing speaks clearly in the many African languages. Demonstrating ancient traditions or contemporary fads, African peoples use cloth to celebrate the vibrancy of life’s rituals from birth to death. Exhibiting November 5-December 12 at Silver Center for the Arts
Monday, November 10, 4-6pm - Opening Reception: The Beehive Collective
What is it like to work as part of an artist collective? The Beehive Collective has traveled to and worked with groups around the world, translating complex global stories into collaboratively drawn images that take on a life of their own. Their most recently printed graphic, "Mesoam erica Resiste," was nine years in the making. This large-format narrative illustration tells stories of grassroots organizing and community resilience from Mexico to Colombia and also celebrates cultural and ecological diversity. This exhibit runs from November 10-December 13 at Karl Drerup Art Gallery.
Wednesday, November 12, 5:30pm - Jammin' at Karl's, featuring Mac Holmes and Sophia Baer
At Karl Drerup Art Gallery
Wednesday, December 10, 5:30pm - Jammin' at Karl's, featuring Austin Pratt
At Karl Drerup Art Gallery
Artistic Roots Center Classes, Exhibits & Featured ArtistsDaily, 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 email@example.com
Art Parties at Artistic Roots
Celebrate your child's birthday with an art workshop designed from his/her wishes, ideas and themes. One-and-a-half hour party workshops are available on weekends year round. The instructor will work with you to personalize the experience to the greatest extent possible. Call for more info.
Exhibiting through January 31 - Visiting Artists
The six new artists include: Dr. William Haust, Pastels; Susan Boniface Wei, Silk Scarfs; Ken Mosedale, Turned Wood; Robert Ritter, Watercolors; Donna Sullivan, Digital Art; and Bryon Carr, Oils. The Visiting Artist Program is an invitational show which rotates every four months. The visiting artists' work, as well as the work of the member artists, can be viewed and purchased during Gallery hours.
Wednesday, October 8, 5-7pm - Make Your Own Necklace, with Suzan Gannett
You will string beads on wire while looking at the overall design of color and size of beads. Students will learn how to crimp to finish their project. Class cost includes materials. Class size: 3 min/8 max. Students must be entering 4th grade to participate.
Tuesday, October 14, 5-7pm - Sun Catcher Glass Class, with Lynn Haust
These glass catchers will sparkle and impress your friends with your creativity. Materials are included in the cost of the class. Class size: 3-7 students
Wednesday, October 15, 5-7pm - Make Your Own Earrings
In this class with Suzan Gannett, you will learn to make sterling silver earrings from start to finish. You will learn to make French wires and how to attach beads to the wires. You will complete two sets of earrings. All materials are included in the cost of the class. You will have a variety of beads and semi-precious stones to choose from. We will also discuss how to use color and design to make a unique set of earrings. Class size: 3 min/8 max
Monday & Wednesday, October 20 & 22, 5-7pm - 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 you 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 glass pendants. The glass will then be fired a second time to fire polish your glass pendants. Get ready to work hard and have fun. Due to firing and annealing times your pieces will be fired off site and returned to Artistic Roots for pick up. Class size: 4 min/8 max
Tuesday, October 21, 5-7pm - Make Your Own Spiral Bracelet, with Suzan Gannett
Learn to make a spiral stitch necklace. This stitch uses two sizes of beads to create a lovely design of beads swirling around beads. The class includes materials. Class size: 3 min/8 max
Thursday, October 23, 6pm - Palette Creation Fundraiser
Early this summer, our ultra-creative member artists were charged with transforming plain wooden palettes into unique works of art. From painting to pottery, felting to photography, metalwork to mosaic, woodworking to weaving, glass to gears, each palette is a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted take on each artist's medium. Currently, the palettes are on display at organizations in Plymouth and surrounding communities, where they will remain until mid-October. A week before auction, the palettes will return to Artistic Roots for a final viewing, and on October 23, the palettes will be auctioned off a a special event at Fosters' Steakhouse, and proceeds will benefit both Artistic Roots AND Keep the Heat On. A full-color brochure featuring each palette is available at Artistic Roots. You'll also find a complete listing palettes and their locations on our website at www.artisticroots.com/palettes.php Stop by the gallery to purchase tickets for the big event at Foster's Steakhouse. Enjoy light snacks before you head to the auction at 7pm.
Wednesday, November 5, 6-7:30pm - The Gallery will sponsor an Open House to celebrate the work of the new Visiting Artists. Come join us in welcoming the work of these amazing New Hampshire artists.
Sundays, 2-4pm - Open Knitting Table
Bring a knitting project to work on. Polly Bartlett will be available to offer her expert advice. Free and open to all.
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am - Open Spinning Table, with Polly Bartlett and Heather Baldwin
Get together with other spinners to work on your craft and enjoy each other’s company. Free and open to all.
Eagle Pond Authors' Series at Plymouth State UniversityPlymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Main Street, Plymouth (603) 535-ARTS
Named for the ancestral home that has inspired much of his work, this series honors Donald Hall and brings to campus some of the most widely read and revered authors to the PSU campus.
All readings are free and are followed by a reception and book signing at Smith Recital Hall. Advance tickets are not necessary but recommended to ensure admission. Information about the Eagle Pond Authors' Series is available from series director Diane Jeffrey.
The Blair Bridge is presently closed for repairs, seek an alternative route.
For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Judy Landry at (603) 726-3081
Campton Historical Society Programs and EventsThursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 Route 175, Campton (603)-536-5140
The building (1 mile north of Blair Bridge Road, Exit 27 off I-93) is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public. Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December.
Monday, November 17, 7pm - Mt Washington Avalanche Center, Presented by Justin Preisendorfer
The Mount Washington Avalanche Center is operated by the US Forest Service and is our country’s oldest public avalanche forecasting operation. In addition to forecasting the Center has the unique role of overseeing search and rescue operations in Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines during the snowy months of the year. Former snow ranger Justin Preisendorfer will incorporate video and photographs in his program, which focuses on the evolution of the program and their current operations. Justin Preisendorfer is a NH native who fell in love with the White Mountains at a young age. A close call in Tuckerman Ravine as a teenager made him decide to enhance his skills, give the mountains a little more respect, and pursue a career where he could share his love of the mountains. He worked as a snow ranger on Mount Washington for eight years before coming to work out of the Forest Service's Campton office. Refreshments will be served.
Upcoming events: December 6 or 7 (keep checking) - Community Holiday Concert and Cookie Swap
Corner House Inn Storytelling Dinners22 Main Street (junction Routes 109 & 113), Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
Thursdays, 6:30pm - Storytelling Dinners are held from the Thursday before Halloween, and continues every Thursday evening (except holidays) through the end of May. Storytelling begins after dessert and coffee are served. For reservations and more information, call or email Don Brown at Corner House Inn.
November 20 - Brian Hastings
Irish balladeer Brian tells stories through his music, sharing original songs and covers, often with an Irish theme. Not a traditional story teller, his performances blend a unique mix of songs (many original), poems and sometimes a traditional story or two.
November 27 - No storytelling (Thanksgiving)
December 4 - Deb Ballou
December 11 - Rusty Locke
December 18 - Becky Rule
Pease Public Library Programs & EventsMonday-Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm
1 Russell Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2616 or 536-2369
The current art exhibit is by Paulette Brace.
Thursday, November 20, 3pm - Learning Technologies Series: Digital Pictures
Learn about transferring pictures from your camera to your computer.
Thursday, November 20, 3pm - Created Equal: Film Series on Civil Rights - Freedom Riders
The Freedom Rides of 1961 were a pivotal moment in the long Civil Rights struggle that redefined America. Based on Raymond Arsenault’s recent book, this documentary film offers an inside look at the brave band of activists who challenged segregation in the Deep South. Discussions will follow in December
Friday, November 21, 3:30pm and Tuesday, December 30, 2pm - Tinker Time
Snap Circuits and other simple circuits
Mondays, November 24 & December 29, 3:30pm - Lego Spectacular
Come make LEGO creations, for ages 5+
Monday, December 1, 6:30pm - Nighttime Stories
Wear your PJs and bring a favorite stuffed animal. For ages 0-6.
Monday, December 1, 6:30pm - Created Equal: Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and How He Relates to the National Movement to End Slavery
In 1838, Nathaniel Peabody Rogers gave up a lucrative 19-year legal practice in his native Plymouth and moved to Concord to become editor of the abolitionist newspaper Herald of Freedom. His editorial writings were notable for an impulsive, witty, sometimes sarcastic style, with poetic descriptions of nature. Over the pen name "The Old Man of the Mountain," his pieces were widely reprinted in the New York Tribune and other anti-slavery newspapers. This talk will discuss Rogers’ influential career and courageous stand against slavery in the context of the abolition fight in New Hampshire and the nation. Leader: Rebecca R. Noel, Ph.D. PSU Associate Professor of History, Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Studies Education
Tuesdays, December 2, 9 & 16, 10:15am - Holiday Stories and Drop in Crafts
We will read holiday books and sing holiday songs, directly followed by drop-in crafts (10:45am-1pm)
Tuesday, December 2, 6pm - Muslim Journeys, a Reading and Discussion Series: In an Antique Land
Moving between past and present, anthropologist Amitav Ghosh presents a lyrical portrait of life in Egypt, as well as broad histories of that country, Tunisia, and India’s Malabar Coast. Ghosh weaves strands of his own life in rural Egypt into the story he is researching of a twelfth-century Jewish merchant and his slave. Exploiting an extraordinary cache of medieval documents in Cairo, Ghosh is able to piece together a fascinating story illuminating the reach of medieval Egyptian trade and cross-cultural interaction; he also tells of a form of slavery very different from the one familiar to most Americans. Leader: FilizOtucu, Ph.D. PSU Associate Professor of Political Science
Friday, December 5, 3:30pm - Bookworms Junior Book Club discusses Geronimo Stilton: A Very Merry Christmas
For grades K-2. Please sign up in advance. Book copies for loan at the Library for the participants to check out a month before the book club takes place.
Monday, December 8, 3:30pm - Hooked on Books (grades 3-4) discusses "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" by Tom Angleberger
Monday, December 8, 4pm - Page Turners Junior Book Club discusses "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein
For grades 5-6. Please sign up in advance. Book copies for loan at the Library for the participants to check out a month before the book club takes place.
Monday, December 8, 6:30pm - Created Equal: March on Washington 1963
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his most famous address there, but others spoke too. Because John is interested in the connections between the Civil Rights Movements of the WWII-era and the 1960s, he will use his talk to highlight the ways King’s address intersects historical trajectories started by three who "shared the podium” with him that hot summer day: Marian Anderson, A. Philip Randolph, and James Farmer. John aims to allow us to better appreciate the historical complexities of King, the event, and the directions the Movement took afterwards. Leader: John Krueckeberg, Ph.D. PSU Professor of History, Department of History, Philosophy and Social Studies Education
Mondays, December 8 & 22 and January 5 & 26, 7pm - Community Knitters
All ages and levels of expertise are welcome. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (usually, call to confirm). Contact: Nancy Conklin, (603) 707-6024
Thursday, December 11, 5:30pm - Teen Night
Bring a gift under $5 for our Yankee Swap. We will also be decorating cookies. For those in 6th grade and up. Please sign up at the front desk. Held on the first Thursday of every month (usually).
Friday, December 12, 3:30pm - Grade 3-5 Afternoon
We will play Wii games and do crafts. Bring games, snacks and nunchucks to share. For those in grades 3-5 only, please.
Friday, December 19, 3:30pm - Holiday Party
Crafts galore, for all ages
Monday, December 29, 5pm - Family Movie (PG)
Check the Library for the title
Wednesday, December 31, 11:30am-1pm - Count Down to Noon Party
Come count down to noon and make some crafts to celebrate the new year
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.
Tuesdays, 6-8pm - Plymouth Area Chess Club
Call 536-1179 for information
Online resources - Mango Languages can be accessed from your home computer for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Please contact the Library for details.
Passes available to numerous museums & centers, including Canterbury Shaker Village, Museum of NH History, Polar Caves, Shepherd-McAuliffe Discovery Center, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and Currier Art Museum, among others.
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Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & EventsBristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395
Tuesdays, 9:30am - Craft Group
Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & EventsChurch Street, Canaan (603) 523-4333
Monday-Friday, 8:30am - Coffee/Tea Social Group
Mondays, 9:45am - Knitting & Crocheting Group
Mondays, 9:45am - Gentle Style Yoga
Thursdays, 10am - Golden Ball Tai Chi
Upper Valley Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon (603) 448-4213
Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing
Thursdays, 9am - Crafts & Quilting
Fridays, 3:30pm - Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners, or others needing modification in their exercise routine, including chair-based options. It includes a medley of dance styles, including merenque, cha-cha, cumbia, belly dance, rumba, tango and salsa.
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