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August 29 - September 12
|COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)|
Errol Heritage Commission Historical DisplayMonday, 9-11am; Tuesday, 5-7:30pm; Thursday 8:30-11am
Errol Town Hall (first floor)
33 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3884 (Deb Freedman)
The public is invited to enjoy an old photo display, a peek into the rich historic past of the area.
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.
Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents...Great North Woods Committee for the Arts
Various locations, including Tillotson Center at 14 Carriage Lane (next to the post office, Route 26) in Colebrook
(603) 246-8998 or 237-9302
Presenting the communities of the Great North Woods with opportunities to experience the musical, cultural and performing arts.
Advance tickets are available at Fiddleheads (110 Main Street in Colebrook), as well as at the door on the night of the concert. Funds raised by concerts help the GNWCA continue its ongoing mission of bringing the arts to the Great North Woods. For more information on the GNWCA, as well as a schedule of upcoming concerts, visit the website or contact Charlie Jordan at (603) 246-8998 or 237-9302.
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsSelect venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-5500 or (603) 788-4044
The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is a "grass-roots" organization consisting of visual artists and artisans from the Great North Woods region. The mission of the group is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Southeastern Quebec. Members are able to participate in exhibits, receive reimbursement for conducting workshops, and be involved with other art-related activities sponsored by CRAG. Artists and artisans (photographers, quilters, wood carvers, basket makers, jewelers, etc.) wanting to exhibit should visit the website or call (802) 266-3687. Various workshops offered - check website or call for details.
Artists of the month exhibiting at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), JoAnn Boydston at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Pat Klinefelter is exhibiting her paintings at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook.
Additionally, CRAG members display at the Interpretive Center at the NH Welcome Center and the CRAG Gallery at Fiddleheads in Colebrook. JoAnn Boydston is exhibiting at the Interpretive Center at the NH Welcome Center. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or email@example.com; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.
CRAG has many exciting events planned for the summer. We will exhibit at Art in the Park, Pittsburg Old Home Day, and at the Tillotson Center during the Moose Festival. We will have our third annual silent auction at our gallery at Fiddleheads in late August. This event gives people the opportunity to purchase works of art at greatly reduced prices.
Thursday, August 20, 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.
Saturdays, September 19-October 10, 10am - Art Classes at the Old Train Station in North Stratford
Contact Pauli Gilbert at (603) 237-5559
Friday, August 28, 2pm - Moose Festival Art Show
The Connecticut River Artisan Group will be sponsoring this year’s Moose Festival Art Show, to be held during the 24rd Annual Moose Festival in Colebrook, NH. The event will take place at the Tillotson Arts Center, with exhibitors displaying their work both outside and inside. Regional artists and artisans are invited to participate; registration is required, and should be submitted no later than August 17. Space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Pat Klinefelter at (802) 266-3687 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information at http://connecticutriverartisans.com/moose-festival/
Sunday, September 13, 1:30pm - Victorian Open House in Canaan
Contact Norma Gray at email@example.com
The Tillotson Center for the Arts14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook (603) 237-8328
Center for community heritage, visual & performing arts - a dynamic venue, including museum, art gallery and 171-seat theater. An historical building, formerly the Carriage Barn for the Balsams stagecoach; subsequently a Grange Hall with theater and dance floor. It is now a state of the arts facility for concerts, theatre play, movie, night of dancing and a community events venue. In the Museum you can see the 1800s fire equipment, as well as barn, kitchen & school room displays, and much more. At the Art Gallery, local artists can exhibit and offer their paintings for sale.
Happenings at Errol Consolidated Elementary School99 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3341
|GORHAM & BERLIN AREA|
Gorham Historical Society: Town and Railroad MuseumDepending 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.
Visit www.randolph.nh.gov/Local%20Interest.htm for more event listings
Randolph Public Library EventsMonday & Wednesday, 3-8pm; Thursday & Saturday, 10am-12noon
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408
Wednesday, August 12, 7pm - Summer Opera Series #2-Part 1
"Early 20th Century Opera: A Genre not Appreciated Enough" at Randolph Town Hall Conference Room. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 13, 7pm - Summer Opera Series #2-Part 2
"Early 20th Century Opera: A Genre not Appreciated Enough" at Randolph Town Hall Conference Room. RSVP email@example.com
All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.
For more information: email Laura Jamison or call at (603) 723-1004
WREN Workshops, Farmers Market & Technology ClassesTuesdays, 12noon-7pm and Thursdays 10am-2pm
WREN Works Maker Studio
117 Main Street, Berlin (603) 869-9736
Tuesday, August 11, 5pm - Basket Weaving, with Ed Solar
Learn the basics of basket weaving and go home at the end of the night with a completed, beautiful, handmade basket. Its always more fun when you come with a friend or family member.
Saturday, August 15, 12noon - Relief Sculpture, with Andre Belanger
This class features hands-on exploration of 3-dimensional imagery and sculpted terracotta relief. You’ll be able to hang your finished project on a wall. Consider bringing in a landscape, portrait, or any other images from which to work. Fee includes clay and kiln firing.
Saturday, August 15, 6pm - Singing the Shapes, with Carly Goss
Sacred Harp is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems not for performance, but for the joy of making music together. The music is written in shapes, a system developed to aid congregations in sight reading. It is a proudly inclusive and democratic part of our shared cultural heritage. For more information, visit northcountrysing.com.
Wednesday, August 19, 6pm - Jump Write In, with Kirstan Lukasak
How often do we talk about wanting to write, but never get around to doing it? Jump Write In is a writers’ group where people actually come to write. Once a month writers of all genres and abilities are invited to come out and find inspiration in writing prompts, guest speakers and first thought exercises. Each session will include inspirational exercises, writing and discussion. Writers are encouraged to bring their favorite writing materials or electronic device. Participants will have the option of sharing their work at the end of each session. Open to writers of all genres and levels. Drop-ins are welcome. Suggested donation per session.
Wednesdays, September 9-30, 6pm - Handbuilding 102: Coil Pots, with Maria Neal
In this 4-week class, explore the coil method used by Southwestern and African artists and other traditional potters all over the world to make larger vessels for functional and decorative use. Students will learn to glaze their pieces in this class and be cleared for independent use of the clay studio’s open hours. Limit of 6 for each class.
Wednesday, October 7, 6pm - Make a Clay Bud Vase, with Maria Neal
Create a bud vase for all your blooms using the bubble pot method. Pieces will be glazed and fired for you (included in fee).
Friday, October 9, 7pm - Craft Social: Explore Zentangle Art in Color
Experience meditation through art with artist Will O’Brien as you create by drawing an unplanned colorful piece of Zentangle abstract art to take home. The emphasis will be on relaxation with motivational designs and color. The Zentangle method of drawing is an easy-to-learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns (doodling), with relaxation music and tea. Supplies will be available.
Thursdays, 3-7pm - Berlin Farmers' Market
Low cost outdoor marketplace access for small businesses, operating in Berlin & Bethlehem. Vendors & WREN members who register to participate in one market will automatically be able to take part in the other at no extra cost.
Family Resource Center HappeningsMain Street, Gorham (603) 466-5190
The Family Resource Center’s mission statement: To build healthier families and stronger communities through positive relationships, programs, and collaborations in the North Country reflects the agency’s intensive focus on children, and families as well as investments in collaboration. The FRC’s programs serve all age groups, from infants to seniors as well as individuals with disabilities, veterans and at risk women. Serving all of Coos County, Northern Grafton County and Northern Carroll County.
After-school programs offered - visit www.family-resource-center.org/frcyouth.html for details.
Berlin & Coos County Historical Society MuseumTuesday-Saturday, 12noon-4pm (or by appointment)
Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center
119 High Street, Berlin
(603) 752-4590 or (603) 752-7337
The Moffett House Museum presents exhibits on Berlin's rich history, encompassing its cultural, ethnic and industrial legacies. The museum is highlighting its collection of military memorabilia.
Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"
Reading Room is available for perusing through high school yearbooks or doing research in the many "Brown Bulletins", city reports, antique ledgers and various historical documents. Genealogy research available.
Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham NotchSaturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2721
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
Saturday, August 8 & Monday, August 17, 8pm - Stars Above the Notch: Astronomy at Pinkham Notch
Join professional astronomer Dr. Douglas Arion and his students from Carthage College for an evening of stellar observation. Participants will have a chance to view the sky through powerful telescopes for an extraordinary peek at the cosmos. This program is part of AMC's ongoing series of astronomy and solar programs throughout the summer.
Sundays, August 9 & 30, 8pm - Family Friendly Film: Over the Hedge
A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating... and learns a lesson about family himself.
Monday, August 10, 8pm - Transportation Fuels and the Environment, with John Hackworth
Tuesdays, August 11 & 18, 8pm - Mountains of Stars: Light and the Night with AMC Astronomy Interns
Wednesdays, August 12, 19 & 26, 8pm - Wednesday Night with a Ranger
Thursday, August 13, 8pm - Weather in the Whites: A Tour of the Extremes
Join Will Broussard, Outreach Coordinator for the Mount Washington Observatory, for a fascinating presentation on White Mountain weather.
Saturday, August 15, 8pm - "The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go" Hiking the John Muir Trail, with Charles Donna
Sunday, August 16, 8pm - The Appalachian Trail, with Charles Donna
Thursday, August 20, 8pm - Mountains of Stars: Finding Life with AMC Astronomy Interns
Saturday, August 22, 8pm - The Moose, with Alan Stearne
Daily through August 23 (if the sky is clear, excluding 13-16) - Join Carthage and Dartmouth College Astronomy interns for Solar and Stellar Observing. Solar observations in the courtyard during the day and stellar observations, behind the Lodge, after dark.
Sunday, August 23, 8pm - Family Friendly Film: MicroCosmos
Monday, August 24, 8pm - Brush and Pen: Artists and Writers of the White Mountains
A documentary featuring the 19th century artists and writers of NH's White Mountains. This film offers the audience a tour through the 19th century with some of New Hampshire's most famous works of art. Brush and Pen bridges a gap in the art and literature worlds by combining significant White Mountain art and prose in one format.
Tuesday, August 25, 8pm - Documentary: Alone in the Wilderness
To live on a pristine land unchanged by man... to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed, to choose an idyllic site, cut trees and build a log cabin. Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. This video is a simple account of the day-to-day exploration and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature' s events that kept him company.
Thursday, August 27, 8pm - Nature Documentary: Meet the Coywolf
The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into cities. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario's Algonquin Park, through parking lots, alleys and backyards in Toronto all the way to the streets of New York city.
Saturday, August 29, 8pm - The Women of the White Mountains, with Julie Boardman
Monday, August 31, 8pm - Beavers:The Biggest Dam Movie You Ever Saw!
Take an intimate swim with beavers and experience the rich aquatic environment of one of nature's greatest engineers. This film follows the lives of a family of beavers as they grow, play, and transform the world around them.
Fridays, 8pm - Friday Flicks
Every Friday evening we’ll offer a showing of a nature documentary, outdoor adventure, or kids movie on a large screen. Movies start at 8:15pm.
Programs are free & open to the public (not including meals). Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change.
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Music in the Great North WoodsVenues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or (603) 326-3242 (information)
Music in the Great North Woods promotes and supports classical music in New Hampshire's North Country in new, as well as existing, venues. During the summer months, the non-profit organization sponsors a Master Organ Recital series and the Big Moose Bach Fest, with visiting musicians of international stature. Call, visit the website or email for detailed schedules and more information. Events are open to the public free of charge, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.
St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural HeritageSt. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-12noon & 1-4:30pm and Friday, 9am-12noon
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1028
Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets available in advance (at the Center's office or online) or at the door the night of the performance. St. Kieran’s will hold reserved seating for our membership and loyalty card holders until 1:50pm, at which time space will be opened. General seating is on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited, by fire code, to about 250 audience members. Loyalty cards available.
Season Memberships are currently available. Season members enjoy free admission to over twenty exciting and diverse performances. Membership benefits also include advance mailings and personal invitations to special events including the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, the Francofest celebration, Swing for the Arts Golf Tournament, Art Exhibition Openings, receptions, and advance Nutcracker Ballet ticket reservations. As always, Nutcracker Ballet tickets are included in the membership package.
Permanent Exhibition: Scrapbook celebrating the history & story of St. Kieran Center for the Arts
Art exhibits are open for viewing during regular business hours, an hour before all performing arts programs, and by special arrangement. There is no admission fee but donations to support the exhibit series are most welcome and greatly appreciated.
Saturday, August 15, 7pm - The Magic of Master Illusionist Lyn Dillies
America’s #1 female illusionist, Lyn Dillies, has been performing spectacular, eye-defying illusions and astounding audiences for over two decades. She was the first female illusionist in history to receive the prestigious Milbourne Christopher Award – the Academy Award of magic – from the Society of American Magicians (past recipients have included David Copperfield, Penn and Teller and Siegfried and Roy), and the Merlin Award for Female Illusionist of the Year from the International Magician’s Society in 2009. Lyn has made numerous television appearances and has shared the stage with such notable entertainers as Marvin Hamlisch, Jeff Dunham, Bill Engval and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Please join St. Kieran’s for these upcoming events:
Tickets on sale now for Twisted Strings (Traditional Celtic Music) on September 27, EVA (blending the music of Ireland, Australia and The United States) on October 4, and Berlin Jazz (traditional and contemporary jazz) on October 18, all Sunday shows at 2pm.
. Programming at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts is made possible by the support of community corporate sponsors, the NH State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, The Wyman Family Fund and The Doris Benz Trust.
|HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)|
Haverhill Historical Society EventsBy appointment
Haverhill Historical Society's Kimball Store Museum
58 Court Street, Haverhill (603) 989-5953
All lectures are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at Ladd Street School, 880 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10, at the corner of County Road), Haverhill.
|LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA|
Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer ProgramsTuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm (Friday-Sunday, September 11-October 12) Also open Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
200 Weeks State Park Road (off Route 3), Lancaster (603) 788-4004
Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, John Wingate Weeks Historic Site's house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at 4pm.
Summer Program Schedule
All programs held on Thursdays at 7pm (unless otherwise noted), in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. More detailed program information can be found on the website, through the "Printable Event Guide" link. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.
August 13 - Star Stories and the Night Sky, with Matt Krug
This program about the stories behind the stars uses myths and a gentle mix of science, along with audience participation to introduce the wonders of the night sky. Come and find out which planets are out tonight; the origins of your zodiac sign; and how to tell a planet
from a star. We will start indoors, but if the sky is clear we will also go out on the front lawn to view the night sky and the Perseid Meteor Showers that are active on this date. Bring a jacket or sweater and perhaps a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. This is a family program for ages 6-106. Our presenter is Matthew Krug, a teacher and storyteller living in the Mount Washington Valley.
August 20, 7pm - Movie Night: “Mt. Washington Cog Railway: Climbing to the Clouds”
Please join Weeks State Park Association for a free showing of this new documentary by New Hampshire Public Television, exploring the history of the iconic Mt. Washington Cog Railway, from its founding visionary Sylvester Marsh to the present day, and all the dramatic moments that have tested the existence of this engineering marvel. This movie is the story of years of adversity, persistence and success. Presented at the Rialto Theater, Main Street, Lancaster.
August 27, 6pm - What Did We Rescue? Archeological Discoveries at Jefferson, with Dick Boisvert
Please join Weeks State Park Association at the Summit Lodge prior to the program for hors d’oeuvres, celebrating the 2015 programs. The evening program will follow a brief Association Annual Meeting, which the public is welcome to attend. Prior to new construction over a portion of the 12,000-year-old Jefferson archeological site, volunteers were given permission to excavate and study the site. A wealth of data was produced about two very different occupations - a family’s encampment and a specialized workshop. Richard Boisvert, State Archeologist and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, will present the preliminary interpretations based on what was found.
Sunday, September 13 - Autumn Wildflower Walk (1-4pm, meet at Park Main Gate), with Matt Peters
This can be a great time of year to get outdoors and enjoy a walk in the woods, especially an autumn wildflower walk with naturalist, Matt Peters. Matt Peters is an independent ecologist and botanist with extensive field experience in diverse North American landscapes from Alaska and the Great Plains to the forests of the northeast. His work focuses on botanical and natural resource inventory, mapping and
management in northern New England. Participants should meet at the main entrance of Weeks State Park. Bring raingear, just in case, and suitable clothing and footwear for an easy walk in the Park. Persons with special needs should call 788-4961 in advance of the event; we will be glad to make suitable arrangements.
Whitefield Historical Society MuseumThursdays, May-September, 2-4pm, and by appointment
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Laconia Savings Bank
22 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-2466
Features displays on various facets of life in Whitefield over the years. There is a wealth of information, along with thousands of photos, documents and other artifacts. Be sure to ask about membership in the Whitefield Historical Society -- your efforts can help preserve the heritage for future generations. Ongoing exhibits are also on display on the first floor of the Mountain View Grand year 'round and are updated periodically.
Jefferson Historical Society Museum & ProgramsSunday & Thursday, June-October, 1-5pm, and by appointment
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372
Housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course, the eclectic collection of artifacts reflects the town’s rural history. Exhibits include the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Landslide, the Waumbek Hotel, old tools, photographs and memorabilia.
Live & On Screen at Rialto TheatreRialto Theatre
80 Main Street (Route 2), Lancaster (603) 788-FILMS (3456)
New entertainment every week, covering a vast array of genres, providing recent run movies and unique viewing alternatives by bringing back classics, vintage films and nontraditional entertainment.
Tuesdays, July 14-August 11, 10am - Free Family Films
Thursdays, 9:30am - Summer Children's Theatre
Your kids will love the catchy original songs and wacky characters, all performed by the professional IMPACT actors from Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln. All the shows are appropriate for even the youngest in your family. Admission is FREE.
August 13 - Pinocchio
PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584
The Colonel Town Players of LancasterLancaster Town Hall
25 Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788-4827
Since starting in the early 1970s, the Colonel Town Players have continuously produced shows, usually with a Fall musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional reviews and cabarets.
Rob Burbank, Director of Media and Public Affairs
Appalachian Mountain Club Programs in Crawford NotchAppalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-4453
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
Saturdays, August 22, September 19 & October 3 - Dr. Douglas Arion, Director of the Carthage Institute of Astronomy, will give a presentation on the intricate and fascinating connections between life on Earth and the history and phenomena of the Universe around us. Learn about the amazing sequence of events that led to the formation of the solar system and the Earth, and how we have come to understand what we are and why we are here. Following the presentation, weather permitting, there will be observing through telescopes. This program is part of AMC’s ongoing series of astronomy and solar programs throughout the year.
Daily through August 22 (if the sky is clear) - Astronomy interns will have telescopes out, offering a closer look and expert insight on objects in space. Topics range from sunspots and solar flares to moon phases, constellation identification and more. They'll also focus on astronomical events such as meteor showers, planet viewing, eclipses and comets. When weather doesn't allow for direct viewing, astronomy programming will be held indoors in a table talk format, with topics including dark sky conservation, constellation identification, and more. All programs are tailored to that day's audience, so that all ages will find something interesting to learn.
|LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)|
Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities ScheduleFridays, 12noon-4pm and Saturdays, 11am-4pm
Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 37 Village Road, Town Square
Curious George Cottage, 7 Noon Peak Road (next to WV Elementary School)
Waterville Valley (603) 236-3308
The Margret and H.A. Rey Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys' spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding of and participation in art, science, and nature through programs for youth, adults and families. Activities are a mixture of art and science, the physical and intellectual, young and old, and ever-present curiosity: the foundation for a multi-generational center for learning and exploration. Check website for a full listing of happenings, including snowshoe hikes, full-moon ski trips and numerous hikes. There is no admission fee; donations gratefully accepted. Please preregister for events. Rey Center has numerous volunteer needs & opportunities - anyone who can lend a hand, can call or stop by the Rey Center.
Friday, August 7, 8pm - Journey of Discovery: A Botanist on the Trail of Lewis & Clark
The speaker traveled the Lewis & Clark trail from St. Louis, MO to Fort Clatsop, Oregon and her botanical travelogue weaves together images of the landscape and its plant species, monuments and restored sites, and journal entries made by Lewis & Clark on their historic journey. The botanical collections made by the explorers and detailed journal entries made on the westward journey of the “Corps of Discovery” document plants and animals previously unknown to the worldwide scientific community of 1804. Janet Sullivan, Ph.D. is an associate professor of plant biology at the University of New Hampshire. Summer Lecture Series is free and open to the public
Wednesdays, through August 12, 3pm - Curious George Story Time & Popcorn
Join the Rey Center and their “Gay '90s Wiz Bang Popcorn Machine” and listen to your favorite Curious George stories while snacking on fresh popcorn. All ages are welcome.
Thursdays, through August 13, 10am - Curious George Fresh Air Adventures
Meet at the Curious George Cottage then head outside on the Curious George Nature Trail for fun activities and adventure while exploring nature right here in Waterville Valley. Recommended for ages 3-6
Friday, August 14, 7pm - Village Harmony Concert
Saturdays, August 15, 9pm and September 12, 8pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
Join staff during the new moon for monthly stargazing nights at the H.A. Rey Observatory. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the NH Astronomical Society will be the guides. Bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if available. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. There is no charge to attend; donations are welcome.
Saturday, August 22, 6pm - Reception for Artist in Residence, Singer, Songwriter and Musician Amanda Maffei
Friday, August 28, 7pm - Presentation and Performance by Artist in Residence, Singer, Songwriter and Musician Amanda Maffei
Open to the public
Saturdays, through October 10, 11am & 3pm - Curious George Story Time
Pull up a bean-bag chair at the Rey Center to hear stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious George series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Saturdays, 4:30pm - Literary Discussion Group
Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Reading list at www.thereycenter.org/literary-discussion-group.html. For adults
| Call the Box Office at 745-2141 or visit the website to purchase
PO Box 1060 Lincoln, NH 03251
NCCA's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse & Children's TheatreJean's Playhouse
34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 745-6032 or 745-2141
The North Country Center for the Arts presents professional Broadway musical shows, presented in alternating repertory, and IMPACT (Imagination and Music - Professional Artistry in Children's Theatre).
On sale now, NCCA Gift Certificates are valid for any NCCA Productions, including Mainstage shows by the professional, award-winning Papermill Theatre company, community theatre shows by the newly-inaugurated Playhouse Players, and concert series shows that bring in musical guest artists from around the country. Gift Certificates may be ordered at the Jean's Playhouse Box Office (open Tuesday-Sunday, 3-6pm), over the phone, or online.
Monday-Saturday, July 16-August 29, 7:30pm and Wednesday, August 19, 2pm - Pippin
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day. Performances alternate with Man of La Mancha
Monday-Saturday, July 23-August 26, 7:30pm and Wednesdays, August 12 & 26, 2pm - Man of La Mancha
Miguel de Cervantes, an author imprisoned during the Spanish Inquisition, reenacts the moving story of Don Quixote to win back a package of papers that had been taken from him. His inspiring and passionate story follows a man on the edge of madness and tells of love and adventures. Performances alternate with Pippin
Monday-Friday, July 27-August 7, 9am-4pm - Broadway Bound Camp
Broadway Bound is a unique and memorable day camp experience that puts your son/daughter on the stage instead of in the audience. Taught by the Papermill Theatre Company’s professional mainstage actors, Broadway Bound offers a variety of fun and engaging courses that will have kids singing and dancing like no one is watching. Courses typically include improvisation, arts and crafts, singing, dancing, acting, theatre games, and more. All the courses are designed to be fun and contribute to creating the final performance on Saturday, August 8 at 2pm. The grand finale showcases the new skills the kids have learned. Pack the house with friends and family as the kids sing and dance their way across the big Jean’s Playhouse stage. To register, please download the Registration Form and Liability Release at http://jeans-playhouse.com/for-kids/broadway-bound/. Please call the Business Office at 745-6032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Friday, August 7, 5:30pm - Memorial to Bill Hallager
Please join us at Jean's Playhouse as we remember Bill Hallager, the single greatest personal benefactor of the NCAA over its existence.
Wednesdays & Saturdays, through August 15, 10am - IMPACT Children’s Theatre Tour Comes Home
Enjoy hilarious and engaging performances of such beloved stories as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Arabian Nights, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Pinocchio. IMPACT stands for Imagination and Music! Professional Artistry in Children's Theatre and is the White Mountain’s touring Children’s Theatre company from Jean’s Playhouse. IMPACT tours to multiple venues around New Hampshire for eight weeks every summer. At each venue, the company performs a new 40-minute musical every week. These shows, while based around well-known fairy tales, are original works written and choreographed by IMPACT’s talented and aspiring writers and composers. After each performance, the company greets their young audiences for another half-hour, autographing programs and speaking with those who have questions. Call or visit the website to purchase tickets.
Sunday, August 16, 5pm - Garden Party
The annual Garden Party at the home of Kathleen and Dolores is the Jean’s Playhouse social event of the year – it’s a summertime tradition and a guaranteed good time. Join the cast and crew of the Papermill Theatre and Children’s Theatre companies, Staff and Board of Jean’s Playhouse, and all local supporters of the arts at this celebratory event featuring food, drinks and entertainment. Lively performances from summer company members, open bar and gourmet hors d’oeuvres & buffet dinner by Woodstock Station, Inn & Brewery, Backyard Boutique by Wholly Tara, admission into the unique home and gardens of Kathleen and Dolores (173 Pollard Road in Lincoln). Tickets are available in advance and at the door; buy online or at the Box Office.
Thursday-Saturday, September 3-October 3, 7:30pm and Wednesdays, September 9, 23 & 30, 2pm - Dames at Sea
Sweet, little Ruby has come to New York from a faraway Hometown, USA to make it big on Broadway. She meets a boy from Hometown, USA — Dick, a sailor who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby begins in the chorus, and by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Dick saves her doomed Broadway show with a smash tune, as Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship which just happens to be passing by. No performances week of September 14-19
Thursday-Saturday, October 8-17, 7:30pm and Wednesday, October 14, 2pm - Same Time, Next Year
Following a love affair between two people, Doris and George, who are married to others but rendezvous once a year. As they meet, they share their lives and adapt to the world ever-changing around them.
Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & LecturesWednesday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 5-7pm (also by appointment)
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159 (Carol Riley)
The Museum features memorabilia from the J.E Henry era, early resort hotels, sawmills, Logging photos and equipment, local schools, yearbooks, Tourist attraction, and so much more. The Museum is a former church that was built by J.E. Henry in 1909. We also now have a "satellite" museum. The owners of the Village Shops in Lincoln (the old mill site) have given us a store front in the complex and we have numerous photos and early maps on display.
The Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society has produced a beautiful cookbook, “A Taste of History,” in commemoration of Lincoln and Woodstock's 250th anniversaries, on sale at the Lincoln Public Library or by mail. These keepsake items will feed your stomach and your hearts with many heritage recipes, some dating back to 1909, as well as current day recipes from local residents. Each category is highlighted with vintage pictures of some of the area’s historic eating establishments. All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the museum building renovation project.
Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public LibraryMonday-Friday, 10am-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159
The Library has museum passes available for check out: Fairbanks Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Squam Lake Science Center, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum and Wright Museum. The Library is selling Lincoln afghans, available only at the Lincoln Public Library. The afghans feature scenes of historic Lincoln, are 50" x 60", made in the USA, and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out.
Through August - Artist on Exhibit: Lynda Frank Sanders
Wednesdays, August 26 & September 30, 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.
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| Contacts: President Dave Goldstone at (516) 592-1462 or email@example.com
Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711
Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website
Mailing list sign up (for activities): firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & ClassesOpen year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
PO Box 395, Bethlehem, NH 03574
39 Strawberry Hill, Bethlehem (603) 869-5465
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) has been a landmark destination in the North Country since the early 1900s. The 1888 building on Strawberry Hill was purchased by the congregation and established as a house of Jewish worship in 1920. Originally used only in summer months, the BHC Synagogue is now in use year round by residents and visitors. The synagogue houses an extensive library and is presently establishing a North Country Jewish Cultural Center to display the growing collection of Jewish artifacts.
Regular religious services are scheduled for each weekend, July through mid-October, and for all days of the High Holy Day season. Religious school for children and classes for adults will also be offered. Please visit the website for detailed information on all events, classes and religious services. All are open to the public; registration is required for classes. Available for weddings, bar/bat mitzvah services, baby-namings and other life cycle events.
Thursdays - White Mountain Jewish Film Festival
Films will be shown Thursday evenings at the Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethlehem. Receptions begin at 6:30pm. Complimentary refreshments on the Colonial patio for all ticket holders for all films, open to the public. For full details about all the films along with ticket and season pass information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org/white-mountain-jewish-film-festival/ Sponsored in part by the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Season pass for all five films is available
August 20, 7:30pm - The Front
Starring Woody Allen and Zero Mostel, with guest speaker Lawrence Bush, editor of “Jewish Currents” and “Jewdayo.” Bush will provide context and insight about the history of the Jewish Left.
Friday afternoons - Classical Concert Series: Sounds in the Sanctuary
A light reception follows each concert. All programs are open to the public, held in the sanctuary of the BHC building on Strawberry Hill. Season pass available
August 28 - Marjan Kiepura, piano, in a concert of works by Frederic Chopin
Contact: Kitty Bigelow, Executive Director, PO Box 591, Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & EventsFridays & Saturdays, through Columbus Day weekend, 11am-3pm
Sugar Hill Meeting House
1401 Route 117, Main Street, Sugar Hill (603) 823-5336
The three-building campus of the Sugar Hill Historical Museum reflects the long history of Sugar Hill’s people, places and culture. Exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith’s shop, a Benjamin Morrill tower clock, a reproduction of a wood-fired stove & kitchen, a collection of public signs, a 1939 Ford fire truck, and a variety of sleighs. A large photograph collection and a wealth of historical and genealogical references are found in the library. The Historical Society's purpose is to be an educational resource for the public through research, study, collection, preservation and exhibition of artifacts that illustrate the history of our community. The gift shop sells the museum’s self-published books, antiques, jewelry and many crafted items created by local residents. Admission is free – donations gratefully accepted. Call for more information or to make an appointment for a special tour (especially large groups).
2015 Exhibit - Flash Back
An exhibit of Sugar Hill featuring the Museum’s extensive collection of photography and writings of Sugar Hill’s Reverend Samuel Stickney Nickerson, 1835-1930. “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”
League of NH Craftsmen Gallery & Littleton Studio SchoolLeague of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1066
The Littleton Studio School is an affiliate of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. The School is an extension of the League's mission to bring the experience of fine craftmaking to the North Country through classes and workshops for children, adults and seniors. Becoming a League of NH Craftsmen Member entitles you to discounts on workshops and classes, invitations to receptions and special events, in addition to other benefits.
Please call, email or stop by the League or the Book Store for the latest class schedule or to reserve your place in a class. The schedule is also available online, or email your request to receive updates on our workshop offerings. Any student under 18 will need a parent's signature. Unless noted otherwise, preregistration is required for all classes; full tuition is due at the time of registration. For more information and registration, call Tina Gorman at the school. Gift certificates available.
Connect with the Studio School using Facebook, Twitter and Blogging. Visit the website to learn what is happening in the Studio, and communicate with other students, the instructors and many others.
Mondays, through August 24, 4pm - Drawing From Nature with Colored Pencils, with Denise Crowley
Colored Pencil is a versatile medium that can color nature beautifully; this class explores the materials now available to the CP artist. Covering mark making, color mixing, creating values & texture, and techniques with fun exercises, students will combine what is learned to draw from nature. This class is a beginner class, but some drawing experience is preferred.
Mondays, August 31-October 5, 2:30pm - Handbuilding, with Maria Neal
Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Whether 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 each person's love of clay to create fun and fabulous pieces. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students. Also offered October 26-December 7
Fridays, September 11-25 OR , 9am - Watercolor
Debbie Aldrich is an award-winning water colorist who will inspire students to express the art in their lives. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Any level is welcome. Ages teen-adult. Also offered October 2-30 and December 4-18
Saturday, September 12, 9am - Beginners Water Color
Designed for the first time watercolor student and those who have taken a few classes and what to brush up on their skills. Debbie Aldrich will teach you the basics of this exciting medium to get started. She will give you step by step demos and exercises. A list of supplies will be given upon registration. Bring a camera so you can take pictures of the demos. Also offered October 10
Saturday, September 26, 9am - Water Color Workshop for Intermediate to Advance
Students who have taken some classes yet are not beginners. Debbie Aldrich will teach you how to paint boldly with saturated colors and layers. A step by step demo and exercises will be offered. A list of supplies will be given upon registration. Also offered October 31
Saturday, October 17, 10am - Double Helix Bracelet with Deb Fairchild
Learn how to create two spiraling motifs that chase each other around a central core. This is a variation of the basic spiral rope technique, creating a lush and flexible yet strong rope. Learn the basics and get lots of ideas for design possibilities. All skill levels welcome
Saturday, October 17, 10am - Stained Glass, with Jacki Smith
Students will select a color family for making a sun catcher. After cutting the glass, grinding it to fit, copper foiling the piece and soldering, you will take home your very own sun catcher. All materials and machines will be provided by the instructor.
Saturday & Sunday, November 14 & 15, 10am - Introduction to Vitreous Enameling Examining Champleve and Cloisonne Techniques
This introduction course with Jeanne Shafer on vitreous (glass) enameling will instruct students on how enamel is bonded under high heat to various types of metal. The student will explore two different inlaid techniques creating surface designs: champleve and cloisonne. Each person will learn how various types of enamels work on copper and fine silver metals. The student will design one cloisonne piece in fine silver and learn how to enamel one champleve copper piece, add interesting textural techniques and finish both pieces during the two-day class.
Sunday & Tuesday, 1-4pm; Wednesday 12noon-3pm; Friday 10am-1pm - Clay Open Studio
Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio
Tuesdays, 6-9pm - Metals/Jewelry Open Studio is available for students to work on class projects or for independent work. A monitor will be available to oversee the studio and to answer questions.
Events & Films at The Colonial Theatre2050 Main Street, Bethlehem (603) 869-3422
On The New Hampshire list of historic places , the Colonial Theatre presents nationally acclaimed artists in an intimate theatre setting, independent and world cinema, quality family entertainment and community events to residents and visitors to The White Mountains. The Friends of The Colonial sees as part of its mission the enhancement of the quality of life for all area residents. As such, The Colonial encourages the use of the Theatre by other community non-profits for fundraising, enrichment and outreach, and offers the Theatre on a negotiable sliding scale.
Show your support today - membership benefits include: Discounts on all movie and Live! at The Colonial event tickets, preferred ticketing & no additional processing fees on Live! tickets, free tickets for frequent movie attendance, member prices for accompanying guests, ticket discounts at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, VT and St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, Berlin, and a free membership ice cream cone.
Expanded Movie Showtimes
Friday & Saturday, 7pm & 9:15pm; Sunday, 2:30pm & 7:30pm; Monday & Tuesday, 7:30pm; Wednesday, 5:30pm (2 for 1 Buddy Night)
Thursday, August 20 - White Mountain Jewish Film Festival presents "The Front"
6:30: Complimentary Refreshments for ticket holders on the patio
7pm: Guest Speaker: Lawrence Bush, Editor, Jewish Currents magazine
Tickets on sale now for:
Friday, September 4, 8pm - Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
A potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have risen to acclaim with their energetic mix of old-school reggae, funky African grooves, and deep tribal chants. Founded in a refugee camp in Guinea, this band has matured into one of Africa's top touring and recording bands.
Saturday, September 12, 8pm - Shemekia Copeland
Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.
Maudelle Driskell, Executive Director
Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director, email@example.com
The Frost Place Museum Events & ReadingsWednesday-Monday, 1-5pm
158 Ridge Road, Franconia (603) 823-5510 (office) or 823-5048 (museum)
The Frost Place is a permanent home and museum for poets and poetry at Robert Frost's former homestead, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains. Enjoy the view from the front porch of Mount Lafayette and the Franconia Notch. Gaze at Robert Frost's autographed books and hand-written letters safely tucked under glass. And, see the Morris Chair in the front room where Frost sat and wrote his poems.
During the winter months, the house is closed but the grounds and poetry trail are open. Our offices are open year-round. Please call or email if you have questions. Special events and groups can be accommodated.
2015 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place: Todd Hearon
The Frost Place honors the legacy of Robert Frost and encourages the creation and appreciation of poems, offering three poetry writing conferences (in the summer months) and two competitions. Study poetry in the beautiful White Mountains of NH at the former home of Robert Frost. Come be inspired by the landscape, write and study with some of the best contemporary poets writing today.
White Mountain Science, Inc.WMSI HQ and Design Studio
22 Park Avenue, Bethlehem (603) 728-5242
WMSI supports Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education in both formal (schools) and informal (everything else) settings for the curious and inventive individual in us all regardless of age. We are also developers for STEAM curriculum and technology. Currently, we offer learning opportunities and development work in areas that leverage easy-to-use robotics and measurement equipment, low cost computing and electronics, computer coding, and rapid prototyping (3D printing and LASER cutting).
Game Design Series - In the past few years video games and board games have become a serious provider for entertainment. Learn what it means to truly design a game in this series. Taught by an Independent Game Developer, participants will acquire skills that will help them become successful designers. When participants leave a workshop in this series they will be more excited to make their own game, rather than play one.
LEGO One Button Creations Series - Throughout our One Button Creations series, participants will enjoy the world of rapid prototyping, and open-ended design. While this workshop serves as an introduction to programming and physical design, our One Button Creations series are open to all. Beginners and experienced inventors will have a great time exploring and sharing their creative work.
Animation Series - In this series, participants will learn how to create their own short films. From shooting to editing we will help you become your own film director, producer and actor. Along with filming we will also cover what it means to be a sound designer and how to get the most out of recorded audio. Learn to work with a team and utilize each members skills to create a final product you can be proud of.
Learn to Code Series - In this series, participants will learn how to write their own computer programs, many of which will be tied to graphical outputs so they can quickly and easily see the result of their creations. Through these programming projects, participants will learn the basics of program flow, loops, decisions and variables.
Solve it with LEGO Series - Are you on your way to becoming a LEGO expert? This series is for you! WMSI will provide challenging and very cool real world problems that need solving. A plant watering robot? Pet feeder? A door opener? Laundry-bot? Something to take out the garbage? What's the catch? We want you to solve the real world problem with a LEGO MINDSTORMS kit. Find out how LEGO's can assist in real-world prototyping and how engineering connects directly back with the real world.
Upcoming Summer Camps
Register & pay online. Sessions for younger makers will also be offered.
August 10-14 - Inventors Camp for Girls
Change the world with your ideas - for students entering grades 6-9
August 17-21 - High School Robotics
Totally next level - for students entering grades 9-12
WREN Local Works & the Gallery at WRENDaily, 10am-5pm
2013 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 artists and the community through economic, educational, personal and community development. Along with presenting two open-call member shows (in April & December), The Gallery at WREN presents 10 curated shows each year. WREN Local Works Gallery also exhibiting at Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods.
The Gallery opens a new exhibit every First Friday of the month from 5-7pm, free and open to the public. These “meet the artist” receptions are a great way for the community to connect with artists, and are a foundation of the town-wide First Friday art celebration that happens monthly in Bethlehem.
Exhibiting in August - Horizons and Constellations, Paintings of Rebecca Klementovitch and Sculptures of Stefan Saal
These two artists take a bold approach to color and form, and the poetic landscapes and worlds that each one creates. Rebecca Klementovich's training in energy work greatly influences her ability to perceive and depict a rich array of colors. Stefan Saal sculpts, paints, edits, writes and makes prints. More information on his work can be found at http://stefansaal.com/.
September - Debbie Aldrich and Marghie Seymour
October - Alison Dodd and Andrew Hepburn
November - Dianne Taylor Moore and Michele Johnsen
December - Annual WREN Member Small Works Show
Tuesdays, August 11 & September 8, 6pm - Write Night in the Gallery, with Katherine Ferrier
Once a month (usually), 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, 2nd Tuesday of the month. Drop-ins are welcome. www.katherineferrier.net
Saturday, August 15, 10am - Open Call for Artists and Vendors: 4th Annual Bethlehem ArtWalk
12 straight hours of ART! There are also performances and events throughout the day, a coinciding evening concert at the Colonial Theatre and a dance party/bonfire with live music at the Indian Brook Trading Company to wrap up the festivities. The Bethlehem ArtWalk is an open, non-juried event that welcomes artists and performers of all types. The ArtWalk Committee, comprised of a group of community volunteers, is actively recruiting artists, vendors, performers, and creatives of all kinds to be a part of this vibrant daylong festival that transforms the tiny town of Bethlehem into a continuous art gallery, stretching from the Open Market at WREN to the Heritage Society, with many vendors clustered in the field that used to hold the Cruft Block. Booths will be set up along both sides of Main Street; a limited number of spots with electricity are available. Performing artists, including jugglers, musicians, actors and dancers are invited to participate for free and are welcome to pass their own hat. For more information or to register, please visit the website at www.bethlehemartwalk.com.
Saturday, August 15, 1pm - Artist Talk: Color and Carve
To celebrate the 4th Annual Bethlehem ArtWalk, Klementovitch and Saal join forces for Demonstrations and Conversations in the Gallery. The event is also part of ART MATTERS, a series of Artist Talks. Free and open to the public
Wednesday, August 19, 10am - Tipping the Scales: How to Create a Kick-Ass Application for a Gallery Show
When a gallery receives applications from 50 artists, but only has room to present 10 in a given season, simple math tells us that only so many can be chosen. How can you assemble the strongest, most complete portfolio of your work and put your best foot forward? What can you do to make your work stand out and get noticed? In this workshop with Katherine Ferrier, Gallery Coordinator, we'll examine industry best practices for preparing a complete and cohesive application for a gallery show. We'll cover the 5 essential elements of a kick-ass application, and take a look at the top 3 mistakes that will land your application right in the trash. This workshop is relevant to many different kinds of applications, including but not limited to applying for grants, jobs, fellowships and other opportunities. Bring whatever current application materials you may have (photos of artwork, artist statements, exhibition lists, etc.) to get the most out of this fun and fast-paced workshop.
Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & EventsSaturdays, through October 31, 1-5pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000 or 823-5977
Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain, and iron furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school. Browse the new exhibit Readin' Ritin' Rithmetic: From the One Room School Houses of Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill to Our Present Day Regional Schools. The exhibit includes pictures of schools and children from Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill. In the 1860s there were more than a dozen schools in the three towns. Research traces the change from these schools to the current Lafayette Regional School and Profile Junior-Senior High School, serving the three towns and more. Come try our new scavenger hunts—one for children and one for adults. See if you can find artifacts that our ancestors would have had or used, but are mysterious to people today.
The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. The antique farm equipment is on display in the side yard any time, as is the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. There is no admittance fee, although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.
Kool KineticsExhibiting at 42 Maple Gallery
42 Maple Street, Bethlehem (603) 575-9077
Kinetic Art is contemporary art, dependent upon movement for its effect. Exhibiting at 42 Maple, a church for kinetic and contemporary art, with a gallery having monthly showings of other artist and themed shows.
Art & Music at The Loading DockMill Street, Littleton (603) 259-6054
The Loading Dock is an all ages collaborative multidisciplinary creative space, bringing together Art, Music and Technology in one open-concept, creative community space run by volunteers, friends, collaborators and band-mates. Also an art studio, group classes are available for kids 8+ as well as individual lessons for all ages.
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North Conway Music Center Workshops & EventsMonday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturdays, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 11am-4pm
The Music Academy at North Conway Music
1976 White Mountain Highway (next to SeaDog Brewery in the Red Barn Plaza), North Conway (603) 356-3562
An award-winning, full service music center offering new & used instruments, accessories, rentals, repairs and lessons. A variety of workshops, clinics, seminars, jam sessions, master classes and performances are offered, open to the public. Call or email and tell us what interests you. Those interested in leading or attending a workshop are encouraged to call or email Brian Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The upstairs has been converted to beautifully outfitted, sound-proof lesson facilities featuring piano, drum kits, keyboards and all the comforts of home. The expansive main floor houses a huge variety of new and used musical instruments, a try-out room, expanded repair facilities, thousands of music accessories and gifts and room for concerts and presentations. Open to the public.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - Brass Band Night
Bring your horn and a stand and play Sousa, Dixieland, Classical and more with Randy Ouellette. Music will be provided.
Every other Thursday, 5pm - Mt. Washington Ukulele Posse
A fun opportunity to meet other Ukulele enthusiasts and learn new music at an open jam & sing along. All abilities welcome. Bring a ukulele and music stand (if you have one). Organized by Donna Fornier, who is your host and facilitator. Bring a ukulele and music stand (if you have one). Some sheet music will be ready for you to use. For musicians returning, don't forget sheet music from past meetings. No expectations of anything other than fun. Beginner session with Dodie & Donna, from 4:30-5pm. Cost is minimal, to offset expenses for the space and music. Call to confirm dates
Fridays, 4:45pm - Strings Group
A fun opportunity to play with other string players, with all abilities and ages welcome. Group leader is Mary Littlefield, a well-known, experienced strings teacher and performer. Music will be provided - fiddle tunes, pop tunes, holiday tunes, classical songs, duets, trios and more. Bring your violin, viola or cello, and a music stand. Snack/social time halfway through each session to relax and get to know other musicians. Members/parents of younger students agree to bring a snack for sharing on a rotating schedule. Please let us know if you are joining the group - and what instrument you play, so that we can have appropriate parts for you.
Visit theaterinthewood.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation EventsDaily, 9am-4pm
100 Acre Wood (go through the gate, across from Town Hall Road, and follow the signs to the parking area)
41 Observatory Way, Intervale (603) 356-9980
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is on FaceBook and Twitter. Individual, Family, and Corporate BIBLF memberships available. Member benefits include: Free Polar Express lottery entry, merchandise discount, monthly members-only Journey to the North Pole ticket drawing. Those who would like to volunteer for any of the activities or events listed below or future events can call or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trails in the Wood are open for the season, 7 days a week, 9am-4pm. Enjoy 10K of running, walking and biking trails in the enchanted 100 Acre Wood. Includes 1/2-mile Storybook Trail: "Isabella: Star of the Story" by Jennifer Fosberry
Sundays, September 6 & October 4 - Red Jersey Cyclery Summer Mountain Bike Race Series
Races for all ages and abilities, great prizes and after race festivities. Registration begins at 9am. www.believeinbooks.org/mountain-bike-race-series.html
Saturday, September 26 - 100 Acre Challenge
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 email@example.com.
Journey to the North Pole Tickets Available Online
The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation's largest fundraiser is going back to its roots and changing the name of their popular Polar Express event back to Journey to the North Pole and will no longer be known as the Polar Express. The essential magical experience of the original Journey to the North Pole will be the same, offering a more unique and exciting adventure for all believers. Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is excited to start fresh with a new name and new vision for the magical Journey to the North Pole (www.jttnp.org). A very limited number of tickets for both North Conway, NH and Lincoln, NH are being released for immediate purchase at www.journeytothenorthpole.com. These are the ONLY tickets available to purchase directly, all others will be available through our Calling System in October.
Each summer BIBLF characters make scheduled appearances at Story Land in Glen, Wednesday-Saturday, and at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln on Sundays. More information and the schedule can be found at http://believeinbooks.org/character-appearances.html
Monday, September 7 - Kids Fun Run at StoryLand
Theater in the Wood
Tickets available in advance or at the door
Sunday, September 13, 6:30pm - Cold River Radio Show
Hosted by Jonathan Sarty and The Cold River Radio Band, The Cold River Radio Show exclusively features New England-based artists, performers, authors and storytellers to introduce listeners to the unique culture of the Northeast. Tickets available online, at The J-Town Deli in Jackson, White Birch Books in North Conway, Spice & Grain in Fryeburg, or at the door the night of the show. www.coldriverradio.com
Arts Council of Tamworth Programs & Concert SeriesTamworth Village (603) 323-0104 or 323-7182
The Arts Council of Tamworth (ACT), the first organization of its kind in New Hampshire, has been enriching Tamworth and the surrounding area since 1966. Visit ACT's website for more information, including ticket purchase, on all of the performances.
Friday, August 7, 8:30pm - O You Villain
O You Villain will bring you back in time with an almost saloon style sound, vocals that are sometimes quirky but powerful and intriguing. Come have a brew, sway and bob with us at the Tamworth Lyceum. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Saturdays, 7:30pm - Tamworth Contra Dance at Tamworth Town House
Families and children are welcome; individual & family rates. Please bring snacks to share. Call Helen Steele at 323-8687 for inspiration and details.
August 8 & 15 - Featuring: Caravan Band with Tom Chiappisi, Annie Krum, and Siena and Allie Kaplan-Thompson
August 22 & 29 - Featuring: Two Fiddles (Dudley & Jacqueline Laufman)
Sundays, 1pm - Tamworth Lyceum
With song circle/open jam session 2pm
August 9 - Middle Ground
August 16 - Roger Sorlien
August 23 - Dick & Jenny Hodges
August 30 - Tom Bartlett
Sundays, 3pm - Concerts at The Other Store shady riverbank, Tamworth. Kids and dogs welcome, ice cream, nominal donation.
August 9 - The Lisa Ferguson Trio
Lisa Ferguson, Jonno Deveneaux and Belle Stafford play a mix of original songs and crowd favorites highlighting Lisa’s guitar arrangements and lovely voice.
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - Music on the Lawn
Cook Library presents musicians playing in front of the Library throughout the summer.
August 19 - Siena Kaplan and Dexter Harding
August 26 - Lisa Ferguson & Jonno Deveneau
Arts Jubilee Summer Concert SeriesCranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
North Conway (603) 356-5543 or (800) Sun-n-Ski
High energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of entertainment from Celtic Rock to the Blues, 70s Rock & Roll to classics of Frank Sinatra and blues-calypso-zydeco-pop-rock-jazz-and a ton of drums. Concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of Cranmore Mountain. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs; food and beverages available on the Deck at Zip's Pub with a full view of the stage, or bring your own picnic supper (no alcohol, please). Headline concerts begin at approximately 7pm, with an early concert by area performers at 6pm. Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization, and admission is family friendly requesting a small charge to help defray expenses for the series. Convenient free parking within steps of the concert area, and indoor restrooms.
August 13 - Entrain
Bringing infectious rhythms and upbeat good time music straight from Martha’s Vineyard, Entrain is the quintessential blues-calypso-zydeco-pop-rock-jazz-and a ton of drums band featuring band leader and drummer, Tom Major. The Valley’s own blues band Mo’ Blues will be featured at the early concert performance.
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Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo GalleryThursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050
An award winning photographer, Dana Clemons has been photographing stunning landscapes for over 30 years, offering a large selection of unique, award-winning photographs of the White Mountains and surrounding region. Archival prints, matted or tastefully framed. Also on display and for sale at: White Mountain Artisans Gallery, North Conway; League of NH Craftsman, Littleton & Meredith; Zeb's General Store, North Conway; Flossie's General Store, Jackson Village.
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Mount Washington Valley Band Summer Concerts(603) 356-2096
The Mount Washington Valley Band is a traditional, New England community band, playing all types of music in the Valley for over 40 years. Alumni and new members are needed. Some loaner Instruments are available. Ages 12 & up - seniors and new members are welcome; call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays, July 7-August 25, 6:30pm - Outdoor Band Concerts
Presented at the gazebo, next to the North Conway Community Center in the Village
Tuesday, September 1 – Mineral Springs Concert
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World Fellowship Center Workshops and Cultural Events368 Drake Hill Road (off Route 16), Albany (between Chocorua & Conway) (603) 447-2280
As a peace and justice summer camp and conference center, the World Fellowship Center offers guests a place to be with a big mix of smart, fun, active humans at a progressive oasis on 455 mostly wilderness acres in the splendor of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. This secular, intergenerational, multicultural camp and conference center offers public educational events for adults as well as pay-for programming for people staying overnight or commuting by day. Programs address pressing issues of our time and offer opportunities to stretch and be creative. Varied lectures, workshops and performances; check website for program details. Meals served 8am, 12:30pm & 6pm. Overnight accommodations available.
Wanna volunteer this summer? Whether a pre-season work weekend or a few June-August weeks of housekeeping, coordinating, office work... if you're interested in being here to work and enjoy all we offer, complete our online application.
Our 2015 summer program begins in late June - enjoy summertime pleasures while promoting peace and social justice through education and dialogue, inspired by nature. Daily possibilities include fascinating program presentations, opportunities to play, be creative, hike, bike and explore.
Daily, through August 23, 4pm - Art on the Porch: Paper Crafts
Altered books, collage boxes, paper mache with Edy McAndrews
Wednesday, August 12, 7:30pm - Four I’s of Oppression
Oppression plays out through ideas, institutions, interpersonal interactions, and becomes internalized. Deepen your understanding of how oppression plays out in these four ways by discussion of real examples. Ernesto "Eroc" Arroyo-Montano is a Boricua-Bostonian artist and activist. He performs in the Hip Hop group Foundation Movement.
Thursday, August 13 - Logging in the White Mountains
Naturalist and forester Dick Fortin brings to life the daily routines of the 19th century logger. Fortin was the 2007 recipient of the Guy Waterman Alpine Steward Award for his commitment to protecting the physical and spiritual qualities of the northeast's mountain wilderness.
Saturday, August 15, 7:30pm - Alisa Amador
This remarkable 19 year old singer-songwriter got her start on stage at age 4 at World Fellowship with her parents Brian and Rosi. She accompanies her original songs on guitar and ukulele, singing of longing, wonder, whimsy, hope, heartbreak and joy.
Sunday, August 16, 10am - Upstairs, Downstairs: Colleges & Universities Create a Servant Class of Part-Time Professors, with Dana Biscotti Myskowski
Sundays, August 16 & 23, 7:30pm - Intros & Overview
An opportunity to learn more about World Fellowship, folks who are here, and what's happening this week
Monday, August 17, 7:30pm - A Reading by Aurora Levins Morales
Meet Puerto Rican Jewish feminist Aurora Levins Morales, co-author of "Getting Home Alive" with Rosario Morales, author of "Medicine Stories, Remedios" and contributor to the ground-breaking anthology "This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color."
August 18-20, Tuesday at 4pm, Wednesday at 10am & 2pm and Thursday at 10am - Workshop: Introduction to Writing the Mind Alive
Lara Gerstein teaches Proprioceptive Writing® - mindfulness practice that enhances creativity, emotional health and self-trust. Develop “Inner Hearing” and listen to your thoughts with empathy and curiosity and reflect on them in writing.
Tuesday, August 18, 7:30pm - Art, Truth & Social Change
Ricardo Levins Morales is a healer and trickster organizer disguised as an artist. He creates art in connection with social justice movements and communities and provides facilitation and mentorship for activists.
Wednesday, August 19, 7:30pm - Social & Ecological Succession
Dick Levins is a population geneticist and mathematical ecologist, in addition to being a professor at Harvard School of Public Health, a political activist, and is on the Advisory Board of the International Society for Ecosystem Health.
Thursday, August 20, 7:30pm - Organizing Across Racial Barriers
Ricardo Levins Morales is a healer and trickster organizer disguised as an artist. He creates art in connection with social justice movements and communities and provides facilitation and mentorship for activists.
Saturday, August 22, 10am - Bonework: Family History as Social History
Aurora Levins Morales shares how to examine the meanings of core family stories and decipher clues from about your ancestors' places in the social fabric of their time and place.
Saturday, August 22, 7:30pm - Storyteller Valerie Tutson
Valerie draws her stories from around the world, and her repertoire includes stories and songs she learned in her travels to South Africa and West Africa, and stories from African American history.
Sunday, August 23, 10am - Cuba: Making Connections With Our Estranged Neighbors
Susan Letendre is New England Regional Coordinator for Witness for Peace.
Daily, August 24-28, 4pm - Art on the Porch: Self Portraiture
Robert Shetterly leads sessions in self expression
Monday, August 24, 7:30pm - On the Brink
Alice Rothchild, physician, activist and author of "On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion." In 2013, she released the documentary "Voices Across the Divide."
Tuesday, August 25, 7:30pm - Speaking Truth to Power in America
Artist Robert Shetterly speaks about “Americans Who Tell the Truth”, the project he began in response to US government actions following the September 11, 2001 attacks, that now includes more than 200 portraits, including Alice Rothchild and Peter Kellman.
Wednesday, August 26, 7:30pm - Selma to Montgomery and the Voting Rights Act
Peter Kellman was a SNCC volunteer in Alabama in 1965-66 at the start of his activist career. He worked for the Clamshell Alliance in the 1970s and played many roles in the labor movement in NH and Maine. He is President Emeritus of the Southern Maine Labor Council and has written 2 books about labor.
Thursday, August 27, 7:30pm - Progressives, Politics, and NH's Presidential Primary
New Hampshire is the site of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Does that mean progressive activists here can influence politics at the highest level? Find out from Arnie Alpert, director of the American Friends Service Committee’s NH Program and co-coordinator of AFSC’s national “Governing Under the Influence” project.
Daily, August 29-September 7, 4pm - Art on the Porch: Mixed Media
Laurie Vigoda facilitates a daily session in creative expression with found art, paints, paper... this and that
Saturday, August 29, 7:30pm - Braving the Middle Ground
Jo Radner weaves together troubling stories about her forebears with the oral traditions of their Indian neighbors in colonial Fryeburg, ME, portraying a “middle ground” where English settlers and Native peoples saw one another as defenders and trespassers, pursuers and refugees, kind neighbors and ruthless destroyers.
Sunday, August 30, 10am - The Amazing Life of Monarch Butterflies
Johanna Vienneau tags butterflies through Monarch Watch, and has traveled to Mexico to see the Monarch colonies. Johanna will address the challenges faced by monarchs each fall as they make their remarkable 2000+ mile migration. She will also present their basic life history, including what they eat and its benefits, how to tell male and female apart, and what threats the insects face.
Monday, August 31–Friday, September 4, 10am - Choral Singing
Bev Grant shares her energetic feminism, musical flair, and commitment to ensuring that all voices are heard during this spirited week of song.
Monday, August 31–Friday, September 4 - Ukelele Festival
The workshop fee covers Morning Workshops, & Afternoon Sing-Along Jams and all materials. Bring a uke or borrow or buy one when you arrive. Come for a day, an overnight or the entire week.
This year we will feature optional advanced afternoon tutorials for experienced players — for a small extra charge. The instructor will be Shana Aisenberg, multi-instrumentalist and co-author of “Ukulele Method Complete.” Special topics may include moveable chords, combining chords and melody, strum and rhythm patterns and melodic improvisation. All levels welcome
Monday, August 31, 7:30pm - Uke Roots
The Astounding, Ocean-Hopping History of the Humble Ukulele Molly Watt, Dan Watt and Shana Aisenberg collaborate on a multimedia history filled with colorful characters and unlikely anecdotes.
Tuesday, September 1, 7:30pm - Care and Feeding of the Common Loon
Harry S. Vogel, senior biologist and executive director of the Loon Preservation Committee, will introduce us to our Whitton Pond neighbors.
Wednesday, September 2, 7:30pm - Climbing the Age Ladder Solo
As the years pass, what are the strengths and resources that sustain single people so that life is meaningful, purposeful, socially engaged, and enhances our physical and emotional well-being? Nancy Goldner. Ph.D. LICSW.
Thursday, September 3, 7:30pm - Stories from a Life in Political Folk Music
Bev Grant began performing as a child in a band with her sisters. After moving to NYC in the 1963, she devoted herself to topical songwriting and social activism, notably in her band The Human Condition. Featured on the Grammy-nominated Best of Broadside album, Bev is founder/director of the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus.
Saturday, September 5, 10am - Giant Polypores, Stoned Reindeer, and Other Reasons to Love Fungi
Lawrence Millman is an author, mycologist and explorer. He has written 16 books, studied fungi all over the world, and made over 40 trips and expeditions to the Arctic and Subarctic.
Sunday, September 6, 10am - All Health Matters: End the Plague of Racism!
Joia Mukherjee is Chief Medical Officer of Partners In Health, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Fridays, 7pm - Fun Night
Friday Fun Night is an intergenerational, multi-cultural, wildly interactive, supportive, time to share talents on stage.
White Birch Books EventsMonday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street (just south of the park), North Conway Village (603) 356-3200
Saturday, August 29, 2pm - An Afternoon with NH Author Brendan DuBois
In the new novel "Blood Foam," in the acclaimed Lewis Cole mystery series, award-winning mystery/suspense author Brendan DuBois launches Lewis Cole on a quest to track down the fiance of a close friend.
Thursday, August 13, 7pm - Mystery Book Club
A small group, discussion books range from historical mysteries to contemporary thrillers. Books are usually picked a couple months in advance, but sometimes the group goes crazy and lines up books for several months. As with all of our groups, the Mystery Book Club is open to anyone interested and can be a great place to meet fellow readers, while discussing murder and mayhem –as it should be. Meets the second Thursday of every month at 7pm. www.whitebirchbooks.com/mystery-book-group.html
Thursday, August 27, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Group
Discussions are good, fun, varied and – for the most part – stay on point. Stop in, try it out, meet some new friends and read some great books. Open to any and all readers; meets every fourth Thursday of the month except November and December, when we have a combined month holiday party. www.whitebirchbooks.com/thursdaynight-book-group.html
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Jeanne Limmer Dance Classes and PerformancesJeanne Limmer Dance Center & The Branch at Eastern Slope Plaza
Reporter Court Street (off Main Street), North Conway Village (603) 356-3422
Home of Axis Dance Company. Classes for all ages and levels, preschool through adult, in the various styles and techniques of dance including: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Creative Movement, Pre-ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern, Movement Exploration, Fitness and AIE Studio Workshops.
Steel Dreams, Community Steel Band, Seeks ParticipantsTuesdays, 7-8:30pm
903 West Side Road, North Conway (603) 447-5107
Come join the Mt. Washington Valley intergenerational community steel band, Steel Dreams. All are welcome and no previous musical experience is necessary - just the love of rhythm and music. The community steel band movement is growing throughout New England with more than 30 bands now participating in the Annual Northeast Pan Festival. The fun and excitement of playing in a steel band is a great way for individuals, families and community groups, to come together create music and bring the Caribbean groove to our town. The joyous sound of the steel drums lightens your heart and makes your feet want to dance. Besides the unique fun of playing the music, participating in a steel band fosters teamwork, discipline, respect of others, community awareness and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
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The Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUBFridays, 6:30-9:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
The Corner House Inn is open for lunch Wednesday-Sunday through Columbus Day, on the beautiful garden patio or air conditioned dining rooms. Brunch is available on Sunday, and dinner is served Wednesday-Monday.
Friday, July 17, 5pm - Gallery Walk
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, The Sandwich Home Industries, Advice to the Players and The Corner House Inn invite everyone to share an evening of art, craft, Shakespeare and cuisine in Center Sandwich. Galleries will be open after hours, refreshments will be served and we look forward welcoming you at each of our establishments, where you will also get a discount at The Corner House Inn for visiting all of us.
Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub
July 17 - Jon Sarty
July 31 - Starlight Honeys
August 7 & October 2 - Middle Ground (Cindy Duchin & Peter Heimlich)
August 14, October 16 & December 18 - Julia Velie
August 21 & December 11 - Jill Ducsai
August 28 & November 27 - Roger Sorlien, Katie O’Connell & ?
September 4 - Tom Fleischmann & Hans Stafford
September 11 & November 13 - Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
September 18 & December 4 - Doug Hazard
September 25, October 9 & November 20 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
October 23 - Audrey Drake
October 30 - Peter Lawlor
November 6 - Paul Hubert
December 25 - Closed for Christmas
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Advice To The Players
PO Box 14, North Sandwich, NH 03259
Advice to the Players Performances, Workshops & EventsSummer 2015: Wednesday-Friday & Sunday, 12noon-6pm and Saturday, 10am-6pm (open at 6pm for evening events)
Arts Center at 12 Main
Center Sandwich (603) 284-7115
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 ATTP's new Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage, The Sandwich Town Hall and The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. The Arts Center also hosts ongoing gallery exhibitions, as well as the ATTP Company Store. 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.
Through September 7 - Gallery Exhibition: Line! an actor draws the theatre (1968-2015)
John Devaney's statement about this exhibition: "Much of my painting is about the gesture and movement of figures - human, animal, mythical, and things. The theatre is a wonderful resource for this: all through the rehearsal process, actors explore the essence of their characters through voice and body. They go through the same movements again and again. And, in their midst, I get to explore with them : the coming together of an actor with her character." At Arts Center at 12 Main; Gallery open during Arts Center hours. John Devaney's paintings can be seen at www.johndevaney.com.
Wednesdays, through August 26, 7:30pm - ATTP Summer Concert Series
Presented at the Arts Center at 12 Main. Admission is by donation, and light refreshments will also be available by donation.
August 12 - Madeline Moneypenny and Marianna Palladino
Young singers who won the Shakespearian Idol competition last fall, with piano accompaniment
August 19 - Bearcamp Trio
Classical music with a flair by Jerry Butters, Fred Henle & Jim Henle
August 26 - String Equinox
Klezmer music and songs by Shana Aisenberg & Beverly Woods
Friday, August 14, 5-7pm - Gallery Walk
Selected Saturdays at 7:30pm - Studio Theatre Series
Readings and staged performances of modern classics, new plays and other surprises at the Arts Center at 12 Main.
General information about events at PSU is available at http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu
PSU and Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & EventsMonday-Friday, 11am-4pm
Plymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869
Contact the Silver Center Box Office for tickets to all Silver Center events; use the specific PSU contact email for the particular PSU event for information and attendance at PSU events.
Plymouth State University courses & events:
PSU is offering several graduate-level courses, including an online course, leading to a Certificate in Historic Preservation. For more information and to register, call 535-2636 or visit www.plymouth.edu/graduate/academics/degrees/masters/med/heritage-studies/historic-preservation/
Interested in earning your masters in Integrated Arts? PSU offers an M.Ed in Integrated Arts for classroom teachers, visual arts and music teachers and all those who believe in the power of the arts. Also offered is a CAGS in Arts Leadership and Learning for those more advanced in their careers who already hold a masters degree but wish to further develop their abilities in the arts, learning and leadership. Contact Dr. Trish Lindberg, Coordinator, at email@example.com to schedule a meeting time to discuss your options.
Silver Center for the Arts events:
Call or visit the box office for a greater choice of seats and fewer fees, or buy online. Gift certificates available.
Thursdays, July 9-August 6, New Hampshire Music Festival Classics Concerts
Classics concerts by the Festival orchestra, in Hanaway Theatre
Thursdays, 2pm - Summer Children's Theatre
Your kids will love the catchy original songs and wacky characters, all performed by the professional IMPACT actors from Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln. All the shows are appropriate for even the youngest in your family. Tickets are available now at the Box Office, by phone, or anytime at the website.
August 13 - Pinocchio
Friends of the Arts EventsThe Friends of the Arts mission is to present quality visual and performing arts that are affordable and accessible to children and adults both as observers and participants. The FOA Regional Arts Council are dedicated to arts education, enrichment and improving the patronage and support of New Hampshire artists.
Volunteers are sought to help with programs, activities and special events. Please email FOA if you think you can help out, or call (603) 536-1182.
Thursdays, 10am - Arts In The Park
Excited to laugh, play, sing, dance and create art with Sara Hage at these summer workshops for children. Each session we will explore different aspects of nature through various forms of art. All children, ages 6-10, are welcome to participate. Stop in once or each week at the Fox Pond Park Pavilion, Langdon Street, Plymouth. Nominal fee per class; no registration required. All proceeds go toward keeping the Arts alive in our community.
August 6 - On our last day together, we will leave our mark as artists by creating natural art made from found objects in the park for other observers walking by to enjoy.
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Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art ExhibitsMay 23-October 13, Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm
69 Maple Street (Route 113N), Center Sandwich (603) 284-7728
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery exhibits art in all media by leading contemporary artists. The Gallery shows an eclectic collection of figurative and abstract work that focuses on originality and innovation. Located in a large barn built in 1825, the ample space provides an excellent venue for two and three dimensional work. To learn more, visit the website.
Art consulting is available year round, and work, though not on exhibit during winter months, is also available year round.
Friday, July 17, 5pm - First Gallery Walk of the Summer
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, The Sandwich Home Industries and the Corner House Inn welcome Advice to the Players to join our evening walk, featuring the arts in Sandwich. Find art, craft, Shakespearean theater and cuisine as you sample refreshments at each establishment, where you will also get a discount at The Corner House Inn for visiting all of us. Come to Center Sandwich for the evening and be sure to bring your friends and family for a summer stroll about the town. Featured work at the Gallery includes Anne Garland’s “Trees”, Ronnie Gould’s ceramics, Rebecca Klementovich’s “Femme Fatale, Brian Herrick’s “Squam Watercolors” and Philip B Parsons, drawings, watercolors, pastels and oils.
Wednesday, July 29, 5pm - Opening Reception: Clare Mowbray, Under White Oak Pond
Mowbray loved the water and happily left many beautiful photographs of her dives under White Oak Pond. The underwater photographs reveal a peaceful and beautiful place of stillness where flora and fauna create colorful compositions. Clare's husband, Larry, will be on hand to talk about Clare's work. Exhibiting through August 13.
Community Clay Center Classes & EventsMonday, 12noon-3pm; Tuesday, 10am-8pm; Wednesday, 11am-3pm; Thursday, 4-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-4pm
620 Tenney Mountain Highway Suite C, Plymouth (603) 536-3222
Celebrating the art of ceramics and the craft of pottery in Central New Hampshire
Summer Clay Camp for Kids and Adults
Register online today.
Monday-Thursday, August 17-20 & 24-27, 8:30am-4pm - Eastern Ceramics & Karate (ages 6-12)
Monday-Thursday, August 17-20 & 24-27, 1-4pm - Table Manners (ages 6-106)
The CCC will also be at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center this summer.
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Karl Drerup Art Gallery & Silver Center Exhibits & EventsKarl Drerup Art Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm
Silver Center for the Arts Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am–10pm; Friday, 8am–5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12noon–6pm (and during performances)
Plymouth State University, Plymouth (603) 535-2614
A vibrant center of art, visual culture and new media, the Karl Drerup Gallery (KDAG) is located on the first floor of the Draper & Maynard Building. Exhibitions range from traditional shows to contemporary trends. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. For Gallery and exhibition information, contact Cynthia Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Little Church Theater Celebrating its 12th SeasonThroughout summer
Little Church Theater and Art Gallery
40 Route 113, opposite the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness (603) 968-2250
The Little Church Theater is committed to bringing unique theatrical and artistic events to the region, with three months of performing and visual arts, all open to the public. Located on the shores of Squam Lake, their season runs from May through September.
Thursday-Saturday, August 20-22, 8pm - I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
The second-longest running Off-Broadway musical, this hit comedy explores the joys, trials and tribulations of dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws. A real crowd pleaser, the show is capable of sending audiences into hysterical laughter with its series of hilarious anecdotes and songs.
Tuesday, August 25, 10am - Zen Doodle, with Suzan Gannett
You don't have to be Michaelangelo to create a great Zen Doodle work of art because they're based around following a series of steps focused on a set of patterns. Preregistration is required; all materials included.
Thursday-Saturday, August 27-29, 8pm - Questions in a Quiet Cafe
How do you know when it's time to take the next step in your relationship? When Eleanor is offered a dream job overseas, she faces this question with the stress of having to decide in just a couple of hours. She turns to science for the answer and a list of questions she hopes will leave her romance with Daniel intact. But two hours of probing will reveal secrets no one expected. Written by local playwright, Lowell Williams
Tuesday, September 1, 6:30pm - Paint Mixers, with Stacey Lucas
A little paint, a little wine, and a whole lot of fun. Get ready to be inspired during the new paint mixers at LCT. All art materials provided, groups welcome - BYOB.
Artistic Roots Center Classes, Exhibits & Featured ArtistsDaily, 10am-6pm
Artistic Roots Cooperative Gallery and Education Center
73 Main Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2750
Artistic Roots brings the local community and artists together in a celebration of creativity, through workshops, classes, community events, gallery receptions, outreach and collaborative projects. The Gallery features only original, juried, locally-crafted works of art. Numerous classes available; check website for details. Preregistration is required for all classes, at least one week in advance; class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. Scholarships available. Visit the Gallery or call to register or request a brochure and registration form. Got an idea for a class? Contact email@example.com
Art Parties at Artistic Roots
Celebrate your child's birthday with an art workshop designed from his/her wishes, ideas and themes. One-and-a-half hour party workshops are available on weekends year round. The instructor will work with you to personalize the experience to the greatest extent possible. Call for more info.
Monday, August 10, 5pm - Alcohol Ink Tiles, with Pam Charon
Paint a 4½" square tile with alcohol inks. A lot of fun, using a variety of items (toothbrushes, Q-tips, sponges, straws) to create designs. Bring your imagination and think outside the box. Ink is messy and stains so dress accordingly. Materials included in the cost; class size: min 2, max 7
Tuesday, August 11, 5pm - Glass Class: Sun Catcher, with Lynn Haust
A chance to make a gift for friends and family. These glass catchers will sparkle and impress your friends with your creativity. Materials included in the cost of the class. Class size: min 3, max 7
Wednesday, August 12, 5pm - Embroidery Class 1 (beginner): Sun and Hill, with Jennifer Alba
Learn the basics with Jennifer's unique design using the chain and satin stitch. Suitable for framing, panel for pillow or wall hanging. Perfect for beginners of all ages and includes everything you need to start your journey into the world of embroidery. Kit available at Artistic Roots. Class size: min 2, max 8
Monday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 20, 5pm - Kiln-Fired Glass Pendants: Dichroic Glass Pendants
This fast-paced, two-session class with Lynn Haust will give you a chance to explore kiln-fired glass and many of the techniques that make melting glass so exciting. Create several kiln-fired pendants, working with clear and black dichroic glass. In the first class, we will be cutting the glass and then fusing the glass into one large block. In the second class, we will be cutting and shaping the glass into the final shapes. You will learn several techniques of glass cutting, including cold working, to shape the pendants.
Tuesday, August 18, 5pm - Zen Doodling in Color, with Suzan Gannett
In this class, pick an initial to Zen doodle and then add color to your design. A great birthday, hostess or just-because gift. Materials included in the cost; class size: min 2, max 6
Wednesday, August 19, 5pm - Embroidery Class 2 (beginner+): Flowers and Bird, with Jennifer Alba
For those who advanced from Lesson 1, (or understands the chain and satin stitch) this sweet design is the 2nd of the series of kits. In this sampler you’ll be adding the seeding, couching and fishbone stitches. This colorful sampler will be suitable for framing, as a panel for a pillow or wall hanging. Kit available at Artistic Roots. Class size: min 2, max 8
Tuesday, August 25, 5:30pm - Digital Photography Basics: Getting More out of YOUR Camera, with Melissa Greenawalt
Brush off your digital camera and prepare to take your best shots! Mystified by the settings and buttons on your digital camera? Do you point your camera at vivid sunsets and end up with faded, washed-out images? Maybe you know what you see but can't seem to get your camera to agree! If so, this one-day, beginner-level class is for you! We'll learn about basic photo settings (white balance, ISO speed, shutter speed and aperture), and learn through hands-on class activities how to manipulate these settings on YOUR camera so that you can have greater control over your images, whether foliage, kids at play, landscapes, or flowing water. Class will be a combination of indoor and outdoor learning (weather permitting), so come prepared for variable weather. Materials needed: digital camera (point and shoot, DSLR, or iPhone), camera manual, tripod (optional, but recommended). Class size: max 5 (ages 16+)
Wednesday, August 26, 5pm - Embroidery Class 3, with Jennifer Alba
Kits available at Artistic Roots. Class size: min 2, max 8
Tree and Fish (beginner+): This is for the beyond beginner who has mastered previous stitches. You will be using the French knot, button-hole stitch (blanket stitch) and straight stitch. This unique sampler is suitable for framing, as a panel for a pillow or wall hanging.
Sun and Sheep (intermediate): If you like French knots, then this is the kit for you. Enjoy this classic embroidery sampler with sweet mother and baby sheep. Perfect framed, as a panel for pillow or wall hanging.
Noah’s Ark (advanced): Lots of fine detail and overlapping on Jennifer's Noah’s Ark fantasy panel. Bring Noah and his menagerie to life and delight in the rolling lush landscapes.
Tree and Tree Birds (advanced): Jennifer's take on the classic tree of life theme with birds and berries. Lots of embroidery floss used and fine detail. This is the largest of her panels to date and makes the perfect center piece to a wall hanging or pillow for that special room in the house.
Thursday, August 27, 5pm - Design and Make Your Own Earrings, with Suzan Gannett
In this class, learn to make sterling silver earrings from start to finish. Learn to make French wires and how to attach beads to the wires. We will also discuss how to use color and design to make a unique set of earrings (students will complete two sets of earrings). All materials are included in the cost of the class, with a variety of beads and semi-precious stones to choose from. Class size: min 2, max 8
Sundays, 2pm - Open Knitting Table
Bring a knitting project to work on. Polly Bartlett will be available to offer her expert advice. Free and open to all.
Tuesdays, 9:30am - Open Spinning Table, with Polly Bartlett and Heather Baldwin
Get together with other spinners to work on your craft and enjoy each other’s company. Free and open to all.
The Blair Bridge is presently closed for repairs, seek an alternative route.
For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Judy Landry at (603) 726-3081
Campton Historical Society Programs and EventsThursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 NH Route 175, Campton (603) 536-5140
The building (1 mile north of Blair Bridge Road, Exit 27 off I-93) is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public, with refreshments usually served. Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December.
Monday, August 17, 7pm - New Hampshire Black Bears
Ben Kilham is a wildlife biologist, whose love of and devotion to black bears has enabled him to study their habits and interact with them for more than two decades. He, his wife Debra and sister Phoebe have accepted orphaned bear cubs into their facility and enabled them to successfully return to the wild. Ben has been the focus of several news articles and documentaries, including National Geographic’s "A Man Among Bears" and Animal Planet’s "Papa Bear." He is also co-author of the book "Among the Bears: Raising Orphaned Cubs in the Wild." Learn more about Ben Kilham at his website, www.benkilham.com.door. Refreshments will be served. In order to fund this program, the Society is requesting a per person donation to be made at the door.
Saturday, August 29 - Remick Museum Field Trip
Our group will have a guided tour of the Captain Enoch Remick House at 9:30am (meet at the Campton Historical building at 8am and we will figure out carpooling arrangements). The cost of admission includes all tours and self-guided exploration; there is no separate fee for the museum and farm. For more information contact: Mary Ellen Bourque at (603) 236-2755. www.remickmuseum.org
October 17 - Halloween History Walk, book walk, pumpkin display and more
December - Community Holiday Concert and Cookie Swap
Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State UniversityTuesday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss and schedule group visits.
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