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March 06 - March 20
COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)

 

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

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

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

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



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

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

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



lpkline43@gmail.com
www.connecticutriverartisans.org

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

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

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

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

Thursday, February 19, 4pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.



errolschool@yahoo.com

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


GORHAM & BERLIN AREA

 
www.gorhamnewhampshire.com/Railroad_Museum.html

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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




lauralocalworks@gmail.com
www.wrencommunity.org

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

Wednesdays, March 4 & April 1, 6pm - Free Fiber Arts Work Night, with Carol Walker of the Doll Dreamer
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.” Every first Wednesday of the month.

Every other Wednesday, March 11-June 17, 3pm - WINGS, with Laurie Jean Kramer
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.

Friday, March 20, 12noon-8pm - Open House at WREN Works Maker Studio
Join us for the “soft opening” of WREN in Berlin and share in our commitment to Berlin’s local economy and entrepreneurs with training and opportunities through WREN’s programs, markets and new public access technology space. Come in for a tour, free coffee or a chair massage.


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


bcchs@hotmail.com
www.berlinnhhistoricalsociety.org

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

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


www.facebook.com/AppalachianMountainClub

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

www.amcnaturenotes.blogspot.com

Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119





amcinfo@outdoors.org
www.outdoors.org/about/calendar/

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

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

Wednesdays, 6pm - International Dinner & Adventure Series
Weekly dinner series of international cuisine, follows with an inspiring presentation. The family-style dinner features four courses and beverages. The after dinner program is a cultural and inspirational adventure presented by local and regional guides, explorers and travelers. Dinner is at 6pm, the program follows dinner. Reservations are recommended. Group rates for parties of 5 or more are available.
February 25 - Exploring the Portuguese Island of Madeira with Theo and Melanie Stibbons
Cuisine of Madeira
March 4 - The Natural History of St. Maarten with Larry Spencer
Cuisine of St. Maarten
March 11 - The Inca Empire- One Century of Tribal Dominion and Sacred Citadels with Larry Garland
Cuisine of Peru
March 18 - The Emerald Isle with Dennis Crean
Cuisine of Ireland
March 25 - Island Hopping- Trekking in Scotland and Iceland with Sue Rose
Cuisine of Iceland

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


Check us out on Facebook

290 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581

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


info@musicgnw.org
www.musicgnw.org

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

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


monique.lavertu@stkieranarts.org

www.facebook.com/stkieranarts



info@stkieranarts.org
www.stkieranarts.org

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, March 12, 6pm - Islay Mist Ceilidh Performs at St. Patrick’s Day Benefit Dinner
St. Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts is hosting the annual St. Patrick’s Day feasting fundraiser at the Town and Country Inn & Resort. New this year, a handful of musicians from Northern New Hampshire and Vermont, who perform with the group Islay Mist Ceilidh, will be sharing the sounds of Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton. The Islay (island region of Scotland) Mist Ceilidh (a traditional social gathering playing Celtic folk music) is a large group of about 15 local musicians who gather monthly in Lancaster, NH to play Celtic tunes. The unique blending of fiddles, flutes, penny whistles, guitars, bodhran, cello, accordion and piano produces a sound that is absolutely gorgeous.
In addition to the Irish music, the evening will highlight a number of local businesses that have generously donated items and certificates for our raffle and silent auction. Another highlight of the evening is the live auction conducted by locally renowned auctioneer extraordinaire, Paul Fortier. Paul brings a flare to the whole process that provides an entertainment factor that is hard to duplicate. Each year, this dinner helps to raise vital operations funds in support of the Arts Center's mission to bring a broad range of quality performances to the Great North Woods and surrounding communities. It’s a fun, food-filled evening that provides an excuse to get together for a great cause. Tickets available at the Arts Center office.

Sunday, March 15, 2pm - The Asylum Saxophone Quartet
Arts Alliance of Northern NH is gearing up for a residency with an acclaimed group of outstanding young conservatory-trained saxophonists. Asylum Quartet, an energizing and award-winning quartet performs a wide range of musical styles and themes in their concerts, playing everything from lush classical works, minimalism, and modernism to indie rock, world music, and klezmer. www.asylumquartet.com

Saturday, March 21, 7pm - Suzie & David, New Hampshire's Folk Sweethearts

Saturday, April 18, 7pm - The Nick Grondin Group, jazz


dvallee@gorhamnh.org

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



info@gorhamnh.org
www.medallionoperahouse.org

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

Friday, March 13, 7:30pm - Guitar Series Live Concert: Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo
Two of the most extraordinary guitarists, their jaw dropping technique and incredible showmanship explains why the New York Times deemed them, "....stars of Guitar." Frank's stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O'Connor, Boston Pops, New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his "Five Most Admired Guitarists List" for the Wall Street Journal. Vinny Raniolo has proved himself to be among the elite, having performed and recorded with Bucky Pizzareli, Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman, just to name a few. Since Frank and Vinny teamed up in 2008 they have performed over 1,000 shows at some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals in the world including the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, Liverpool Philharmonic, Quebec Music Festival and Italy's Teatro Olimpico. Frank & Vinny have a CD and an hour-long PBS special featuring Tommy Emmanuel and Bucky Pizzarelli. "He's one of the greatest musicians I've ever heard"-Tommy Emmanuel. Tickets are available in advance at the Gorham Town Hall, online at www.medallionoperahouse.org and at the door. http://dynamicartists.com/media/media_vignola

Wednesday, March 18, 7pm - What There Was Not to Tell
Edie Clark explores "what there was not to tell" about World War II, what war does to anyone it touches, how the loss of one man (the man her mother hoped to marry) affected not only her mother, his family, and her mother's family, but also Edie and her sister as they grew up, aware of the loss of Tom but unable to understand it. Based on more than 2,000 letters left to Edie after her parents died, the specific story of her family's loss could be the story of any family who has lost a soldier in war, any war. Edie talks about her journey to find Tom, a fifteen-year odyssey that took Edie many places, physical and emotional, and was ultimately inspiring and redemptive. Presented at the Gorham Public Library, 35 Railroad Street. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Contact: Elizabeth Thompson, 466-2525


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

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

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


HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)

 

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

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

Celebrating Haverhill's and Newbury's 250th Anniversary
A year-long celebration of "250 years as chartered neighbors" with Newbury. For more information, email altosax7@yahoo.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.



www.gcscc.org/horsemeadow.asp

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

The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. Why not call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center? Call Deb or JoAnne for more details. Gift certificates available.

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

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

Monday, March 9, 12:45pm - Sign Language Class, with Scott & Claire Gurney
Sign up at the Front Desk

Thursday, March 12, 9:30am - Designers' Place: Floral Arranging, with Jane (all supplies provided)

Tuesday, March 17, 1pm - Easter/Spring Crafts, with Eileen Daly

Thursday, March 19, 9:30am - Card Making, with Jeannie McKay

Monday, March 23, 1pm - Pampered Chicks
Bath products is our focus this month (bath salts, bath bombs, etc…)

Tuesday, March 24, 12:30pm - Spring Photo Class: Flower Shoot
Join our resident photographer, Paul Anderson. Sign up at the Front Desk

Tuesday, March 31, 1pm - Easter/Spring Crafts, with Eileen Daly

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

Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music

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

Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group

Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb

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



www.gcscc.org/orford.html

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

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


LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA

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



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

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

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

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



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

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

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


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

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




jcm@ncia.net

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

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


www.facebook.com/lancasterrialto



lancasterrialto@gmail.com
www.lancasterrialto.com

Live & On Screen at Rialto Theatre
Rialto Theatre
80 Main Street (Route 2), Lancaster (603) 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.


www.facebook.com/coloneltownplayersoflancasterinc

PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584



coloneltownplayers@gmail.com
www.coloneltownplayers.org

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

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


www.facebook.com/AppalachianMountainClub

www.outdoors.org/summerguide

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

Rob Burbank, Director of Media and Public Affairs
rburbank@outdoors.org
(603) 466-8155
amcinfo@outdoors.org
www.outdoors.org/lodging/whitemountains/highland/

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

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

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


www.purplemoosekidventures.com
Kristen Steele
kristen@pmkdc.com
www.pmkdc.com

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

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

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


LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

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

Find more information on the website and please direct all questions to Vicki Etchings at vetchings@jeans-playhouse.com.



info@jeansplayhouse.com
www.jeansplayhouse.com

NCCA's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse & Children's Touring Co.
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.

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.

Tuesday, February 24, 5pm - Pizza and a Movie: How to Train Your Dragon
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of one, learning there may be more to the creatures than he ever thought. Come early (4:30pm) for a slice of pizza from Pub 32.

February 25-28 - Winter Festival 2015
A fabulous array of music, comedy, film and family entertainment

Monday, March 2, 6pm - NH Poetry Out Loud
This competition celebrates the diverse voices of our high school students. The public is welcome to attend the regional semi-finals March 2-11, as well as the State Finals Championship at the Statehouse in Concord on March 13. More information at www.nh.gov/nharts/programservices/POL/2015/index.html

Sunday, March 8, 1-3pm and Tuesday, March 10, 6-8pm - Auditions for Blithe Spirit, a Classic Noel Coward Comedy
Following a séance with the quirky Madame Arcati, Charles Condomine finds that his late wife Elvira is back and determined to have him to herself–much to the dismay of his current wife. Bring a short monologue and be prepared to read from the script. No RSVP is necessary.

March 20-21, 7pm and March 22, 2pm - Just So Stories
Fantastical stories, based on writings by Rudyard Kipling, performed by Jean's Teens


www.logginginlincoln.com

Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251



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

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

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

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


www.friendsoflincolnlibrary.org





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

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

The Library is selling Lincoln afghans, available only at the Lincoln Public Library. The afghans feature scenes of historic Lincoln, are 50" x 60", made in the USA, and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out. Artist on Exhibit

Wednesday, February 25, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Free, on the last Wednesday of each month. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire to the film showing.

Thursday, February 26, 6:30pm - Understanding Bobcats in New Hampshire
New Hampshire’s bobcats are on the rise – and on the move, showing up in places they’ve never been reported before. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Fish and Wildlife Steward Mary Goodyear's presentation is aimed at increasing public awareness about the status of bobcats in NH. The presentation includes information about the natural history of the animal, and the research taking place. Free and open to all.

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.



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

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


Arts Alliance of Northern NH
PO Box 892, Littleton, NH 03561

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WMNF & AANNH Artists in Residence Programs
Artists in all media are invited to apply for the 2015 White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) Artist-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the WMNF and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. The program highlights the ways in which the arts can be used to explore and interpret the forest environment and forest-related ideas and issues. The residency offers professional and emerging artists in any art form from around the country (visual and performing artists, craftspeople, writers, composers and choreographers, eco artists and media artists) an opportunity to pursue their work while being inspired by the surrounding forest and, on several occasions, share their art and their artistic process with members of the public. Artists in residence are also invited to meet with and learn from Forest Service personnel in their areas of interest (wildlife, forestry, hydrology, etc.).

Applications will be accepted through April 17. The artist selected will choose a period of at least three weeks between July and September to be in residence. Download application materials from the website. Questions? Email info@aannh.org or call (603) 323-7302.


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

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

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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.


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

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Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & Events
Fridays & Saturdays, May 30-October 13, 11am-3pm
Sugar Hill Meeting House
1401 Route 117, Main Street, Sugar Hill (603) 823-5336

The three-building campus of the Sugar Hill Historical Museum reflects the long history of Sugar Hill’s people, places and culture. "Once Upon a Time," the 2014 exhibit, features the museum’s extensive collection of clothing, cradles, books, toys, ephemera and childhood memories of bygone eras. Other exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith’s shop, a collection of public signs, a 1939 Ford fire truck, and a variety of sleighs. A large photograph collection and a wealth of historical and genealogical references are found in the library. The gift shop sells the museum’s self-published books, antiques, jewelry, and many crafted items created by Sugar Hill residents. Admission is free – donations gratefully accepted. Call for more information or to make an appointment for a special tour.


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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

Currently on Exhibit - Boyan Moskov
Moskov’s ceramic work is at the fine art end of the craft spectrum. He is one of the most innovative and prolific potters in the League, endlessly pushing the boundaries of ceramic art. He is constantly experimenting and innovating, challenging the clay, the glazes, the firing process and design.

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, March 2-23, 4-6pm - Drawing From Nature, with Denise Crowley
Students will explore mark making with Pen and Ink using found objects from nature. We'll begin with a discussion of materials and exercises to become familiar with many techniques including line, stipple and crosshatching. Then we'll move on to create shape, dimension and texture using these techniques with our found objects for inspiration. Later on, we'll introduce ink washes and maybe even some color. This class is a beginner class, but some drawing experience is preferred.

Tuesdays OR Thursdays, March 3-April 16, 6-9pm OR Wednesdays, March 4-April 15, 9am-12noon - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to students with any level of clay experience. Teen-Adult

Wednesdays, March 4-April 8, 6-9pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Lucy Golden
Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles.

Thursdays, March 5-26, 9am-12noon or 1-4pm - Watercolor
Debbie Aldrich is an award-winning water colorist who will inspire students to express the art in their lives. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Any level is welcome. Ages teen-adult. Classes also available April 2-30.

Thursdays, March 5-April 9, 6-9pm - 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.

Saturday, March 7, 10am-4pm - Enameling: Color Play, with Lucy Golden
Enameling is the age-old art of fusing colorful glass to metal. In this one-day workshop, beginning and ongoing students will be introduced to techniques of sifting, using stencils, and sgraffito, among others. Exciting colors of enamel are available. Millefiori beads, silver wire and foil can be added as accents. Students will have at least one finished piece by the end of the day.

Mondays, March 9-April 13, 2:30-5pm - 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.

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.

Thursdays, 9-11:30am - Mixed Media Open Studio: Watercolor~Oils~Acrylic~Pastels
Hosted by Susan Retz & Betsy Fraser, join fellow artists in an opportunity to work with friends. Get tips, tricks and "another perspective" from experienced professionals. Each participant provides his or her own materials, the rest of the group provides the company. Open to all, no experience necessary. Walk-ins welcome, no need to register.


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Arts Alliance Residency: Asylum Quartet Saxophone Music
Friday, March 20, 7:30pm
Littleton Opera House
82 Union Street, Littleton (603) 323-7302 (information)

Arts Alliance of Northern NH is gearing up for a residency with an acclaimed group of outstanding young conservatory-trained saxophonists. Asylum Quartet, an energizing and award-winning quartet performs a wide range of musical styles and themes in their concerts, playing everything from lush classical works, minimalism, and modernism to indie rock, world music, and klezmer. Asylum will also offer school assemblies, band workshops and community programs; let us know if you'd like to host a program. www.asylumquartet.com



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

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

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

Tickets on sale now for:

Friday, May 15, 8pm - An Evening with Leo Kottke
Acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke is widely known for his innovative fingerpicking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz and folk music.

Saturday, June 20, 8pm - Red Molly

Saturday, September 12, 8pm - Shemekia Copeland


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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 presents 10 curated shows each year, with opening receptions on the First Friday of the month.
Exhibiting through March 2 - PRANA
Collage & floral designs by Barbara Newton and Dawn Berg

WREN Local Works Gallery exhibiting at Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods
Friday, February 27, 4:30-6:30pm - Artist Talk and Reception: PRANA, Collage & Floral Designs
Join us at the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel for a new series of artist talks and demonstrations featuring artists of WREN. Barbara Newton, a collagist and painter, will discuss the techniques of paper collage she uses to make her colorful landscapes. Dawn Berg will offer a brief demonstration of the art of flower arranging. Artist talks are a great informal way for people to learn more about an artist’s creative process and the unique stories behind their work. This event is part of ART MATTERS, a new initiative from the Gallery at WREN, in partnership with the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. Free and open to the public; refreshments provided.
Friday, March 13 - Artist Talk and Reception: Night Flyers
Jewelry artist Lucy Golden will give her talk about her fascination with the four silk moths native to our region and how they influence her artwork.

Tuesdays, March 10, April 14 & May 12, 6pm - Write Night in the Gallery
Once a month, 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.


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Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & Events
Fridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend to last weekend in October, 1-4pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000

Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain, and iron furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school. Browse the new exhibit Readin' Ritin' Rithmetic: From the One Room School Houses of Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill to Our Present Day Regional Schools. The exhibit includes pictures of schools and children from Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill. In the 1860s there were more than a dozen schools in the three towns. Research traces the change from these schools to the current Lafayette Regional School and Profile Junior-Senior High School, serving the three towns and more.

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

Saturday, February 14, 10am-4pm - Franconia Skating Party and Book Sale
The Franconia Heritage Museum is hosting its annual Skating Party at the Franconia Town Rink (behind the Abbie Greenleaf Library) from 12noon-4pm, with music to skate by. The outdoor skating rink is refurbished and has a nice warming hut. Hot cocoa and cookies will be provided. Skates may be rented at the Franconia Sports Shop on Main Street in Franconia. The Friends of the Abbie Greenleaf Public Library will be holding a book sale on the same day from 10am-2pm, a major fund raiser for the Library. Sponsored by Franconia Heritage Museum and Abbie Greenleaf Library (823-8424 or library@franconianh.org).


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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, February 26, 1:15pm - Crosscut: The Mills, Logging and Life on the Androscoggin
Using oral histories, Rebecca Rule recreates the voices of North Country people and uses new and vintage photos to tell the story of logging, the Berlin Mills, and life in the Androscoggin Valley, from the beginnings of the logging industry in the 1800s, through the boom years of the Brown Company and subsequent mill owners, and on to the demolition of the stacks in 2007. Audience members will be invited to share their own stories and discuss the logging and paper industries and the special place north of the notches. John Rule assists with a PowerPoint presentation of photos and information from his own research into the history of the Brown Company as an archivist at the New Hampshire Historical Society. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Contact: Phyllis Gonyer, 444-6050

Tuesdays, March 3 & 31, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye

Thursday, March 5, 10:30am - Littleton Needleworkers

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

Friday, March 6, before lunch - Music with Wayne
It’s always a pleasure to host our favorite saxophone player and singer.

Tuesday, March 10, 1pm - Music with Amy and Aiden Mitz
We are so pleased to welcome Amy and Aiden for a lovely musical concert, our first performance featuring this talented mother and son.

Tuesday, March 17 - St Patrick's Day Celebration
We will be celebrating with a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner. Plan to stay after lunch for another Irish tradition of lively music brought to us by Phil O’ Rivera and Dick McAlberini. Wear your green to be in a special drawing.

Thursday, March 19, 1:15pm - Lunch and Learn Series: Reiki, with Kate Kelly
Learn how to restore balance and support your natural ability to heal with a subtle energy we all have. No charge if you have lunch at the Center. Sign up is necessary at the front desk.

Friday, March 20, 1pm - White Mountain Hiker Joe Nyberg
Join us for this very interesting and informative program with 78 year-old Lisbon resident Joe Nyberg. Joe has a power point
presentation of his hiking adventures.

Friday, March 27, 1pm - Music with Uncommon Folk
Welcoming Sam and Paul for a very entertaining concert

Tuesday, March 31, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "I've Got You Under My Skin" by Mary Higgins Clark

Mondays, 1pm - Yoga (new members welcome)

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

Wednesdays, 11am - Piano Music by Charles

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

RSVP Knitters - Call for dates and times


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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



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Register Now for Annual Write Now! Conference
Saturday, March 21, 8:30am-2pm
Kennett High School
409 Eagles Way (off Route 302), North Conway (Redstone) (603) 323-7302 (information)

The Arts Alliance of Northern NH welcomes Donalyn Miller, author of "The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child" and "Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits" as the speaker at this year's Write Now! conference. The conference, dedicated to the memory of Don Graves, is presented as part of the Arts Alliance's ongoing partnership with the Conway School District. Registration is free for SAU 9 teachers and Conway community members, but everyone is welcome. Visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9mmpkz669158b6f&llr=g5vgzlbabundefined for details and registration.


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

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

Trails in the Wood are open for the season, 7 days a week, 9am-4pm. Enjoy 10K of running, walking and biking trails in the enchanted 100 Acre Wood.

Maple Sugaring in the 100 Acre Wood
Guided tours through our Sugar Bush offered weekend afternoons. Enjoy a wagon ride through the woods, learn about the history of sugaring, how to identify maple tress, tap for sap, collect and sample a tasting. Dress according to weather. Suggested donation.

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

Saturdays, February 28-April 18, 10am - Character Breakfast Series
Join us for a small breakfast, including pancakes with our own 100 Acre Wood Maple Syrup, a storybook reading and a visit from the featured character of the week. Plus use of the 100 Acre Wood Trail System for the day. Suggested donation.
Character Schedule:
March 7 - Cat in the Hat
March 14 - Tigger
March 21 - Clifford
March 28 - Piglet
April 4 - Rabbit
April 11 - Eeyore
April 18 - The Lorax

Theater in the Wood
Sunday, March 8, 7pm - Cold River Radio Show
Hosted by Jonathan Sarty and The Cold River Radio Band, featuring KBMG (otherwise known as the Dan King Band), Singer/Songwriter Cormac McCarthy, Maine Humorist and Storyteller Vernon Cox, Author Gerry Boyle, Local Artist Audrey Drake, Doors opened at 6:30pm. www.coldriverradio.com



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

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.

Thursdays, February 19-April 9, 3:30pm - Robotics Class for Kids
Registration is required for this program where you will build and program a VEX IQ robot. VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for young students and their teachers. Students as young as 8 can jump right in and snap robots together using this intuitive, tool-less platform. Participants will learn valuable lessons and skills that are needed in today's changing world. Program is recommended for kids in grades 4-6. The class is limited to eight students. For more information call or email Tara at tmckenzie@conwaypubliclibrary.org.

Monday, February 23, 6pm - Tech Night
Are you frustrated with your latest technological devices and computers or just aren't sure how to make the best of all the features? Our tech savvy volunteers are here to help. Bring in your gadget (and power cord) and meet us in the Ham Room from 6-8pm.

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

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

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



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

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

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

ACT is excited to announce that the NH Department of Education in Concord (101 Pleasant Street) is hosting a show of artwork by students from the K. A. Brett School in Tamworth and of needle-felted wool murals created during a community-wide Arts Council of Tamworth residency in “Painting with Wool” with Harrisville, NH fiber artist Marcy Schepker. The show will run through the end of February during NHDOE business hours. See more at: http://artstamworth.org/#sthash.SuS27BLZ.dpuf



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

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


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



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

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


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

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

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


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

This secular, intergenerational, multicultural camp and conference center offers public educational events for adults as well as pay-for programming for people staying overnight or commuting by day. Varied lectures, workshops and performances; check website for program details. Meals served 8am, 12:30pm & 6pm. Overnight accommodations available.

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


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www.whitebirchbooks.com

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

Saturday, February 21, 3-5pm - White Birch Books Welcomes Local Author Bill Lockard
White Birch Books is pleased to welcome local Jackson author Bill Lockard to an afternoon book signing at the bookstore. His first book is "Circles in Circles," a captivating story aimed at young readers. Raising a daughter inspired in Lockard a deep appreciation on the importance of self-esteem, honor and perseverance. In Circles in Circles, he weaves a tale of love and adventure that is meant to instill these values into young adult readers. It’s a warm story about teenagers seeking their way in life with each other and the adult world. Looking deeply into personal feelings, it relates the lives of two maturing teenagers, Becky and Kyle, who draw on their inner strength to experience success in adventure and love as they go out in search for answers in a complex world.

Tuesday, February 24, 5:30-7pm - White Birch Books Welcomes Local Canfield Protégé, Michael Kline
Canfield Protégé Michael Kline will be at the store to talk about Jack Canfield’s book, "The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be." Kline, the founder of Kline Seminars and a Canfield Trainer & Success Principles Expert, knows the principles first hand, as well as being personally trained by Canfield. Just back from assisting Canfield at his 5-Day Breakthrough to Success Training, Kline will have many personal tales, inside scoop and practical advice for this entertaining and interactive evening. Kline has spent the last year being personally trained and mentored by Canfield so that he could turn around and teach the Success Principles to others. Whether the goal is to be an Olympic athlete, a better parent, healthier, richer or gain more balance in life, the Success Principles are the answer.

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

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


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

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



mango@ajajamusic.com
www.ajajamusic.com

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

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


PLYMOUTH AREA (including Center Sandwich & Campton)

 

info@cornerhouseinn.com
www.cornerhouseinn.com

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

Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub

March 6 - Middle Ground (Cindy Duchin & Peter Heimlich)

March 13 - Tim Hazelton & David Young

March 20 - Jill Ducsai

March 27 - Paul Hubert

April 3 - Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)

April 10 - Julia Velie


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



Contact@AdviceToThePlayers.org
www.advicetotheplayers.org

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.


www.plymouth.edu/silver/events/index.html
www.plymouth.edu/news/releases/arts_and_events.html

General information about events at PSU is available at http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu

tlpelletier@plymouth.edu
silver.plymouth.edu

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

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

Plymouth State University courses & events:

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

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

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

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

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



Carolyn@nhsenior.com
www.gcscc.org/plymouth.html

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

Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome.

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

Tuesday, March 3, 12:45pm - Book Discussion Group
We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month’s selection will be available at the same time. You must sign up one month in advance to get and read your copy of the book. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more information, call Diane at 536-1204.

Tuesday, March 10, 11am - Vocal Order
Plymouth State University’s acapella group will perform a short program of their favorites. Lunch to follow at 12noon.

Wednesday, March 11, 11:15am - Plymouth High School Jazz Band will entertain you with their selections before joining us for lunch.

Tuesday, March 17, 11am - Don your finest “greenery” to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with local favorite Baker Valley Band and a fine Irish lunch.

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists

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

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



communityclaycenter@gmail.com
www.communityclaycenter.com

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



giovanna.lepore@earthlink.net
www.galleriagiovannafineart.com

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

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


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jeharris@plymouth.edu



kdag.art@plymouth.edu
www.plymouth.edu/gallery/

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

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

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

Friday, March 6, 9:30am-2pm - Balancing/Act Professional Development
Arts Alliance of Northern NH partners with the Karl Drerup Art Gallery and the NH State Council on the Arts to offer Balancing/Act: a professional development day for teaching artists, arts educators and students considering careers in these fields. The session will include workshops, a guided tour of "Transcendence of Trees: Memorials & Maquettes by Emile Birch" (on exhibit February 2-March 5), and an interactive panel discussion with experienced teaching artists. Preregistration is required; learn more and register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eagyyzt0e168c7f7&llr=g5vgzlbab.

Monday, March 30 - Call for Entries Deadline: "Force of Nature"
KDAG and The Women's Caucus on Art, NH Chapter present "Force of Nature: A National Juried Exhibition" July 6-August 14. The Arts Alliance of Northern NH will be working with them on several programs during the exhibit. Here's the call for artwork: "When women demonstrate their feminine power and energy in positive ways that command deep respect, they are often referred to as a FORCE OF NATURE. Broadly interpreted, concepts might range from myth and legend to the personal, historical or political. Artwork considering Nature (as in Mother Nature and her natural forces), eco art and ecofeminism are also strongly encouraged." Individuals and collectives can submit up to three artworks - 2D, 3D, video, installation and performance acceptable. Visit www.wcanh.org/index.php/exhibitions/force-of-nature for prospectus, entry details.


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www.artisticroots.com

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

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

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

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.

Sundays, 2-4pm - Nalebinding, wtih Virginia Miller
Nalebinding predates both knitting and crochet. It uses a single needle. Learn this ancient art of needle work. Class size: 1 to 2 students

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.


www.plymouth.edu/silver/events/eaglepond.html



djeffrey@plymouth.edu

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

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

Thursday, February 26, 7pm - Ellen Bryant Voigt
Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of several poetry collections, including her most recent, "Headwaters: Poems." Voigt was nominated for the National Book Award for "Shadow of Heaven and Messenger: New and Selected Poems, 1976-2006" which was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Voigt served as Vermont’s state poet from 1999-2003. Read more about her and some of her work at www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/ellen-bryant-voigt. Donald Hall will introduce the reading and stay afterward to sign his new bestselling collection "Essays after Eighty."

Thursday, April 2, 7pm - Mark Wunderlich
Wunderlich's books include "The Anchorage," "Voluntary Servitude" and "The Earth Avails." As a teacher, Wunderlich has taught in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, Ohio University and San Francisco State University.

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


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

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


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www.cornerhouseinn.com

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

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

March 12 - Papa Joe Gaudet
Papa Joe and his Traveling Storytelling Show invites folks of all ages to his his interactive story program, Step Into A Story. Come, sit back, and enjoy a delicious meal and spellbinding stories by one of America’s master storytellers - he is one of those performers who captivates his listeners regardless of age.

March 19 - Matt Krug
His stories are sprinkled with humor and New England common sense. Matt is best known for his Stories Behind the Stars, an introduction to the night sky astronomy/storytelling program. Besides “Star Stories” Matt spins traditional folk tales and personal adventures.

March 26 - Marion Posner & Kate Vachon
Marion’s stories are both humorous and profound, weaving truth with fantasy about life in the British Isles. Her characters are often drawn from English, Irish and Scottish lore, which reflect her own upbringing in the British Isles. She both narrates and plays the various characters that appear in her stories – often using local dialects. Marion will be joined in her tellings by Kate Vachon, whose sound effect talents embrace a most tuneful playing of the Turkey Baster.

April 2 - Mark Chamberlain
April 9 - Libby Franck
April 16 - Angela Klingler
April 23 - Bonnie Marshall
April 30 - Olga Morrill
May 7 - Lynne Cullen
May 14 - Bob Reiser
May 21 - Simon Brooks
May 28 - Season ending Storytelling Gala
Dinner & a smorgasbord of tales told by a variety of tellers










pease@peasepubliclibrary.org
www.peasepubliclibrary.org

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

Through May - Art Exhibit: Civil Rights=Civil Society

Monday, February 23, 6:30pm - The Abolitionists of Noyes Academy
In 1835, a group of radical abolitionists opened one of the nation’s first integrated schools in Canaan, N.H., attracting eager African American students from as far away as Boston, Providence, and New York City. Outraged community leaders responded by raising a mob that dragged the academy building off its foundation and ran the African American students out of town. New Hampshire’s first experiment in educational equality was brief, but it helped launch the public careers of a trio of extraordinary African American leaders. This illustrated lecture by Dan Billin will plumb the depths of anti-abolitionist sentiment in early-nineteenth-century New England, Plymouth’s pioneering role in the abolitionist movement, and the courage of three young friends destined for greatness.

Mondays, February 23 and March 9 & 23, 7pm - Community Knitters
All ages and levels of expertise are welcome. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (usually, call to confirm). Contact: Nancy Conklin, (603) 707-6024

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 2, 6:30pm - Nighttime Stories
Wear your PJs and bring a favorite stuffed animal. For ages 0-6.

Tuesdays, March 3 & 31, 6pm - Muslim Journeys Book Discussion: The Journey Continues
Exploring new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world through the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf. http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/
March 3 - "Minaret" by Leila Aboulela (http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/17)
March 31 - "The Arabian Nights" by Husain Haddawy, Translator, based on the 14th century manuscript edited by Muhsin Mahdi (http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/22)
April 28, 6pm - "Acts of Faith: the Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation" by Eboo Patel (http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/43)
May 14, 4pm - "Rúmí: Poet and Mystic" by Rúmí (1207-1273), translated and introduced by Reynold A. Nicholson (http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/31)

Wednesday, March 4 - Changing America Exhibit Opens

Thursday, March 5, 5pm - Reception for Changing America Exhibit and Art Show

Through March 6 - Storytime
Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:15am - Storytime for Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Join in for singing, dancing, finger plays, rhymes and of course books.
Tuesdays, 1:30pm and Wednesdays, 10:30am - Storytime for Preschool (ages 3-6)
Join in for books, some fun songs to get the sillies out, and a craft. Registration required.
Thursdays, 10:15am - Music with Miss Becky (ages 0-6)
Join Miss Becky for a music and movement group. Sing songs, read books and dance. Ages 0-6, no registration required.
Spring Storytime March 31-May 22

Friday, March 6, 3:30pm - Bookworms: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne (grades K-2)

Thursday, March 12, 3pm - Technology Learning Series: Introduction to Excel
This class will introduce you to Excel and prepare you for the intermediate being offered April 6 & 13.

Friday, March 13, 3:30pm - Dr. Seuss Party
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday with some themed crafts and snacks

Saturday, March 14, 12:15-2pm - Pi Day!
Join Jason Duchette for Pi Day activities. We will hula hoop, eat pie, watch a video, be scientists and make some art. K-Grade 2 (12:15-1:15) & Grade 3-5 (12:45-2)

Monday, March 16, 6:30pm - A Changing America Program: I Can't Die But Once
Gwendolyn Quesaire-Presutti as Harriet Tubman, weaves a tale of truth, pain, courage and determination in the quagmire of racial exploitation. The United States Government enlisted Tubman as a scout and spy for the Union cause and she battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War, but Tubman is best known for her role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Though she is one of the most famous women in our nation’s history, we have come to know her life through fictionalized biographies written for school children. Quezaire-Presutti separates reality from myth to reconstruct a richer and far more accurate historical account of Tubman’s life.

Monday, March 23, 5:30pm - Learning Technology Series: Intermediate Microsoft Word
Microsoft’s Word program lets you create, edit and share work quickly and easily. Most people can open and work with a document in Word; it’s the most popular word processing program in the world. Learn how to navigate around Word menus to create the appeal that you are looking for in your documents. This intermediate class assumes that you already have computer navigational skills and have basic Word skills.

Tuesday, March 24, 5:30pm - Pysanky: The Art of Ukrainian Egg Decorating
Pysanky are Ukrainian Easter Eggs, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs, using beeswax and dyes that are applied in layers. This tradition is very old and its beginnings reach back to antiquity, when in attempting to understand creation, ancient people developed myths in which the egg was perceived as the source of life, the sun and the universe. Please join us for a hands-on class with Roman & Stephanie Sywenkyj, where you will create your own Pysanka. Sign up for this class, limited to 12 people. to learn how to make these beautiful eggs.

Friday, March 27, 6:30pm - Rally Round the Flag: The American Civil War Through Folksong
Woody Pringle and Marek Bennett present an overview of the American Civil War through the lens of period music. Audience members participate and sing along as the presenters explore lyrics, documents and visual images from sources such as the Library of Congress. Through camp songs, parlor music, hymns, battlefield rallying cries and fiddle tunes, Pringle and Bennett examine the folksong as a means to enact living history, share perspectives, influence public perceptions of events, and simultaneously fuse and conserve cultures in times of change. Showcasing numerous instruments, the presenters challenge participants to find new connections between song, art and politics in American history. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public.

Monday, March 30, 3:30pm - Lego Spectacular
Kids 5 and up can join us to build with Legos

March 31-April 3, 4:30pm - Lego Mindstorms
Come learn basic coding and build a Lego Mindstorm. Each day will build on your skills to learn how to code, build and command a robot. Sign ups required. For grades 4 & 6; limited to 8 kids.

Returning in March 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, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and Currier Art Museum, among others.



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

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

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


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programs@aannh.org
www.aannh.org

Arts Alliance Residency: Asylum Quartet Saxophone Music
Wednesday, March 18, 7pm
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
4 Post Office Square, Plymouth (603) 323-7302 (information)

Arts Alliance of Northern NH is gearing up for a residency with an acclaimed group of outstanding young conservatory-trained saxophonists. Asylum Quartet, an energizing and award-winning quartet performs a wide range of musical styles and themes in their concerts, playing everything from lush classical works, minimalism, and modernism to indie rock, world music, and klezmer. Asylum will also offer school assemblies, band workshops and community programs; let us know if you'd like to host a program. www.asylumquartet.com


STATEWIDE NEW HAMPSHIRE & BEYOND

 

bristol@metrocast.net
www.gcscc.org/newfound.asp

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

Tuesdays, 9:30am - Craft Group


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www.gcscc.org/mascoma.asp

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

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

Mondays, 9:45am - Knitting & Crocheting Group

Mondays, 9:45am - Gentle Style Yoga

Thursdays, 10am - Golden Ball Tai Chi



uvsc@gcscc.org
www.gcscc.org/uppervalley.asp

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

Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing

Thursdays, 9am - Crafts & Quilting

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