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December 14 - December 28
|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. Visit a photo journal site sponsored by the Errol Heritage Commission at www.facebook.com/photojournalerrolnh/
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.
Advance tickets available at Fiddleheads (110 Main Street in Colebrook),
online at www.gnwca.org, as well as at the door on the night of the concert.
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 (603) 237-9302
Presenting the communities of the Great North Woods with opportunities to experience the musical, cultural and performing arts. Funds raised by concerts help the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts (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 Facebook, the website or call.
GNWCA at the Country Club Fall Concert Series
Diverse shows, hosted by GNWCA offer something for everyone: Canadian folk, good old rock and roll, foot-stompin' bluegrass and a St. Patrick's Day Celtic music bash. The Colebrook Country Club is located at 15 Abenaki Lane in Colebrook (237-5566).
From the Delta and Bayou to Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Isles, Canada to right here in deep roots storytelling Americana, we feature shows that bring four decidedly different genres which share one common thread: a stunning repertoire of music performed by internationally-acclaimed musicians.
GNWCA Concerts at Monadnock Congregational Church
Held at the beautiful Monadnock Congregational Church at 147 Main Street in Colebrook
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsSelect venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-9302
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. Classes and workshops offered at various locations - check website or call for details.
Artists of the month exhibiting, featuring Bette Guerin's photo exhibit "Every Picture Tells a Story: A Photo Journal" at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), Steve Bissionnette at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Jennifer Tetreault is exhibiting at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. CRAG members Roxanne Herres, Francine Bigney and Pat Klinefelter are exhibiting their works of art the Interpretive Center in the NH Welcome Center just north of Colebrook. Additionally, CRAG members display at the CRAG Gallery at Fiddleheads in Colebrook. 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.
Select Thursdays, 6pm - CRAG Meeting
Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) at various locations. Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Contact Les Klinefelter at (802) 266-3687 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Advance tickets are available at the Tillotson Center Box Office,
online at www.tillotsoncenter.org, as well as at the door.
Tillotson Center for the ArtsOffice Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-3pm/Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 1-3pm and at all events
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook (603) 237-8576
The Tillotson Center is the North Country's premier venue for community heritage, visual and performing arts. It features a heritage museum, a 171-seat theater, and an art gallery where local artists can display and offer their works for sale. The building originally was the Carriage Barn for The Balsams Hotel stagecoach. After that, it became the hall for the Colebrook Grange. Today the Center is a state-of-the-art facility for concerts, plays, movies, dances and community events. The Center is also available for weddings, family reunions, meetings and other rentals.
Exhibiting through December 2 - Read Between the Lines
A member of the Connecticut River Artisans Group, Michele Johnsen received an MFA at NH Institute of Art and is currently employed as a full-time art educator at Colebrook Elementary and Colebrook Academy. She spends much of her time creating acrylic landscapes inspired by her North Country home, as well as her travels to the west coast and Europe, developing a distinctive style over the past decade.
Friday, December 15, 7pm - Christmas Concert on the Steinway with William Ogmundson
William Ögmundson is an award winning and EMMY-nominated composer, classically-trained solo pianist, and is generally acknowledged to be one of the finest pianists in New England. Join William at the Tillotson Center as he returns to play a variety of originals and seasonal favorites on the Steinway Concert Grand piano.
Saturday, December 16, 2pm - The Polar Express
A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. The Polar Express leaves from the Tillotson Center every December. All aboard!
Wednesday, December 20, 11am - Midday Christmas Concert at the Center
All are invited to the Tillotson Center for a light soup & sandwich lunch followed by a concert from students of the area music departments. Call the Colebrook Recreation Department at 237-5086 to sign up for a JOYful afternoon lunch and holiday singing.
Friday, December 22, 3:15pm - Rudolph the Elf
Enjoy the comedy magic of Rudolph the Elf's workshop, truly the best one this side of the North Pole, where fun and amazing illusions happen right in front of your very eyes. Laughter, music and juggling abound, and even unicycle stunts. Rudolph's holiday magic is sure to entertain even younger members of the family. Presented by the Colebrook Public Library - free admission
Wednesday, December 27, 2pm - Movie: Despicable ME 3
Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.
Happenings at Errol Consolidated Elementary School99 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3341
The Errol School Board strives to cultivate individual student success, positive self-esteem, self-motivation, a sense of responsibility and a respect for others.
Wednesday, December 20, 6pm - Holiday Program
At Town Hall
Events at Mohawk FallsMohawk Falls Conference Center
1478 Route 26, Colebrook
Set on a 40-acre estate, alongside the beautiful Mohawk River, at the gateway to Dixville Notch, Mohawk Falls is a premier northern New Hampshire event venue, featuring a pond-side gazebo and large, beautiful post and beam pavilion. Public events hosted by Mohawk Falls include arts & crafts festivals, athletic events, live music concerts and more.
Video created to showcase the beauty of Mohawk Falls, a premiere venue for weddings and events. The property is located just minutes from the Balsams Grand Hotel Resorts and is home to a natural waterfall that cascades down the Mohawk River.
Save the Date for May 26, 2018 - 2nd Annual Dixville Notch Music, Arts & Crafts Festival
Taking place on Memorial Day weekend, we have a new format for 2018, and vendor registration is now open. Prime spaces are limited, so sign up early. See all the details at www.dixvillenotchfestival.com
|GORHAM & BERLIN AREA|
Visit www.randolphfoundationnh.org/publications.php for more event listings
Randolph Public Library EventsMonday & Wednesday, 3-8pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-12noon
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408
For the artists in town, the Library now has a “Precision Beveled Mat Cutter” donated by Denise Demers.
Monday, November 27, 10am - Mildred Horton Book Group
Come on the fourth Monday of the month and bring a friend; meets September-June (except December). Everyone is welcome.
Monday, December 18, 3pm - Stories and songs for families with children age 5 and under (Older siblings welcome).
Wednesday, December 20, 3:30pm - Holiday Happenings for Families
Hear a story about a Pirate's Night Before Christmas, play holiday BINGO, make a nice gift to take home, and enjoy a treat. School age children can get off the bus at the Library with written permission from parents to the bus driver. You can meet the kids here at 3:30.
If a school snow day falls on a Monday or Wednesday, we will be showing a kids movie at the Library at 3:30pm and having Hot Fudge Sundaes. Please call the Library before you come to make sure we are open.
All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.
Family Resource Center HappeningsMain Street, Gorham (603) 466-5190
The Family Resource Center's mission statement: To build healthier families and stronger communities through positive relationships, programs, and collaborations in the North Country reflects the agency's intensive focus on children, and families as well as investments in collaboration. The FRC's programs serve all age groups, from infants to seniors as well as individuals with disabilities, veterans and at risk women. Serving all of Coos County, Northern Grafton County and Northern Carroll County.
Tuesdays, 10am - Toddler Time
Parents and toddlers come together for crafts, playing with toys, and a snack - learn new parenting tips and connect with one another. For families with children ages 0-5, free. For more information, call 466-5190 ext. 317 or (603) 723-0579.
Project Youth Afterschool Program serves Berlin, Gorham and the surrounding area's youth with quality after school and summer programming. Project Youth's mission is to provide students in grades K-8 with diverse, educational, active, engaging and fun activities in a safe and supportive environment where students can reach their full potential and develop confidence without limitations. Visit www.family-resource-center.org/frcyouth.html for details and daily activity calendars.
Monday-Friday, 7-7:45am & 2:40-5:15pm - Gorham Edward Fenn Morning & Afterschool Programs
Enrichment activity clubs organized into five sessions. Each club will have activities focused on the same topic or theme so students can really build their knowledge and skills.
Monday-Friday, 2:10-5:15pm - Berlin Middle School Afterschool Program
Opportunities to discover new skills and learn new things such as science, community service, robotics, STEM and poetry
Monday-Friday, 2:20-5:15pm - Gorham Middle School Afterschool Program
Homework Club and scheduled enrichment activities
Monday-Friday, 2:20-5:15pm - Hillside Afterschool Program
Enrichment clubs that supplement what kids are learning during the school day, including team building games, and & researching future career goals
Monday-Friday, 2:40-5:15pm - Brown Afterschool Program
Clubs include: Music & Movement (dance), Have a Heart (bully-free activities), Book Club, Fall Lego Challenge (math & engineering skills), Work It! (entrepreneur, money & math skills) and When I Grow Up... (jobs & careers)
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 contains the restored office and treatment center of Dr. Irving Moffett, who practiced in the Moffett House from 1949 until his death in 1993. BCCHS also owns and is in the process of restoring the Brown Company Barns on East Side River Road in Berlin. These two historic barns were last used by the Brown Company as a location for their work horses to take short periods of rest. These barns are the last of what remains of Brown Company Logging.
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; the Center contains the largest library of genealogical material North of Manchester. Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"
Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham NotchSaturdays, 8pm (unless noted otherwise)
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.
Programs are free & open to the public (not including meals), usually starting at 8pm. Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change.
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Tax deductible contributions may be sent to MGNW, 290 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581.
106 Prospect Street, Berlin, NH 03570
(580) 624-0160 cell
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. For more information about our Seven to Save project, please contact the Arts Center.
Season Memberships and loyalty cards 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. 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.
Artists in Residence - Works by local quilters, The Berlin Material Girls, will be on display through the end of 2017. The broad array of quilted pieces really put some warmth into this large space and are just a sprinkling of what they will exhibit at their quilt show in September of 2018. The pieces can be viewed during the regular performance series events or by contacting the arts center office to arrange a special viewing.
Friday, December 15, 7pm - Gould Academy Chamber Ensemble
Please join us for an evening of delightful classical music with a taste of the season, and don’t miss this chance to see some world class musicians perform. The ensemble, which includes violins, flutes, bassoon and piano, will be performing works from Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Eduard Grieg and Piazzolla. and a selection of Christmas Carols. Through the distance learning partnership between Gould Academy and the Manhattan School of Music, coaching sessions take place online via a video conferencing studio located on the Gould campus. To learn more about Gould Academy, please visit https://gouldacademy.org. Special price admission
Select Wednesdays, 5:30pm OR Thursdays, 9:30am - Drums Alive
Drums Alive is one of the latest innovations in fitness and wellness, capturing the essence of movement and rhythm combined with fun to deliver real fitness results. Drums Alive will improve the quality of life for a wide variety of audiences, including healthy, mentally or physically challenged children and adults, and those with other life-altering conditions. Improvements will come through the use of principles from movement therapy, music and sound therapy, physical education/fitness and rhythmic education. It allows for individual and creative expression through both verbal and non-verbal communication, provides a healthy way to release aggression and decrease stress, focusing on acceptance, respect and understanding of different cultural movements, rhythms and music. Please contact the Arts Center to register.
| Venue contact: Denise Vallee, email@example.com or (603) 723-3421
Events at Gorham's Medallion Opera House & Town HappeningsGorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322 x3
Performance tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Gorham Town Hall and online at the website, or at the door (unless otherwise noted). Medallion Opera House is handicapped accessible.
Saturday, December 16, 7pm - Christmas Show
Featuring musical performances by Epic Season and Miss Maybell & Slimickin's
Select days - Gorham Players
Schedule subject to change
|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. While work is being completed on Ladd Street School, all programs are to occur at Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street, Haverhill (handicapped accessible).
Tuesday, December 19, 7pm - Haverhill Historical Society Meets
Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm
91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill (603) 787-2539
The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. Serving the Towns of Haverhill, Woodsville, Pike, Monroe, Bath, Benton, Piermont and Landaff. Call Deb or JoAnne for more details. Call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center. Gift certificates available
For all arts/crafts classes, samples are displayed in the Showcase, preregistration is required and class size is limited. Crafters are encouraged to please bring standard craft tools to class, such as scissors, glue, glue gun, paint brushes, etc.
Calling all Artists.... We will be having an ART Show sometime in the Spring and ask for all you painters to get busy painting now so we can show your creations.
The Horse Meadow Cookbooks “Then & Now” are on sale, available at the front desk. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift.
Thursday, November 2, 1pm - Cards, with Jeannie
Wednesday, November 8, 9am - Beading, with Faith
Fee for supplies; sign up at the front desk
Thursday, November 9, 9:30am - Floral Arranging, with Jane
Wednesdays, through November 29, 1pm - Body in Motion: A Creative Movement Class
Join instructor/artist Jeanne Limmer as we explore new ways to move in this relaxed and enjoyable class. You’ll be amazed at the progress you’ll make, and the fun you’ll have. Every body is welcome to these free AANNH Experience/Arts Creative Movement classes for adults ages 55+ Lunch (by requested donation) will be offered at 12noon prior to each 2-hour class. Register by phone or in person at Horse Meadow Center, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-sponsored by the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, and made possible through the national Seeding Vitality Arts Initiative of Aroha Philanthropies, with additional support from the Couch Family Foundation. Vitality Arts programs are intended to inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share arts in ways that are novel, complex, and socially engaging. No dance experience is necessary - only the passion to learn something new and to challenge yourself through an arts medium, but experienced dancers are also welcome. Donations to support and sustain the program will be gratefully accepted.
Wednesday, November 29, at 3:30pm - "Body in Motion" Creative Movement Celebration
Free and open to the public, with refreshments served. RSVP to Wanda Sawyer at787-2539 or email@example.com
Monday, November 27, 1pm - American Sign Language Class, with Claire & Scott Gurney
Wednesday, December 13 - Indian Head Presents "A White Mountain Holiday"
Join us for this day trip/Christmas Party, with a welcome reception, deluxe luncheon and entertainment by Mark Shelton, photos with Santa & more. Please sign up in advance.
Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music
Mondays, 12:30pm - Designers' Place: Hearts & Hands Quilters
Mondays, 1pm - Horse Meadow Chorus
Do you enjoy singing, find yourself humming a favorite tune? Horse Meadow Senior Center is starting a choral group. Come join the fun by the piano, with Linda Duxbury (from Tabor Valley Singers) directing, with assistance from Vicki Farrell. Everyone is welcome and the only requirement is that you have fun.
Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla
Tuesdays, 10am - The Amen Solution
Licensed Therapist Dr. Annalissa Pruitt leads study group based on Amen's DVDs for a Healthy Body & a Healthy Mind
Tuesdays, 12:30pm - Clay Art Class, with Elizabeth Cornell Wilkin from Black Iris Studio
Class size is limited to 16 people; please sign up at the front desk or call 787-2539.
Tuesdays, 1pm - Open Craft Room
Bring whatever you may be working on and share your ideas with others. Supplies are limited. Gerrie will be available for projects & guidance in making items with Plastic Canvas.
Wednesdays, 9:30am - Beginners Sewing
Are you interested in learning to sew?? Rosemary will teach you the basics of working with patterns and sewing machines. Please sign up at the front desk.
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group
Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb
Share your passion for paints or come to be inspired. All levels welcome
Thursdays, 12:45pm - Line Dancing
Orford Senior CenterCongregational Church
Dartmouth College Highway, Orford (603) 353-9107
You never know what might be happening at the Orford Senior Center, but you can be assured that the Tuesday lunch will be delicious and most likely there will be a neat program as well. It may be the local elementary school jazz band, a reading by an author or a talk by a local celebrity.
Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24 - Closed for Thanksgiving
Tuesdays, 11:30am - Live Music
|LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA|
Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer ProgramsWednesday-Sunday, June14-October 9, 10am-5pm 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.
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. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.
| Contact: Gretchen Cook, Program Director
Easterseals Lancaster SchoolLancaster Intensive Residential Treatment Facility
525 Prospect Street, Lancaster (603) 788-0911
Easterseals Lancaster offers an alternative program designed for serving individuals in need of a wide range of intensive level services inside and outside of the family’s home. The Residential & Education Services are designed to provide intensive level care to children and adolescents that are emotionally handicapped, learning disabled, developmentally delayed or physically handicapped. Abused/neglected, CHINS and delinquent youth are also accepted. There are specialized groups addressing such issues as peer relations, social skills, and boundary issues.
Depending on the needs of the residents, educational services may be provided on-site by attending the Easterseals-Lancaster School. The facility is approved by the NH Department of Education as a Special Education School. Easterseals is also flexible in transitioning and/or maintaining residents in local public schools.
More information at: www.easterseals.com/nh/our-programs/residential-educational-services/lancaster-intensive.html
Happenings at The MorrisonThe Morrison
6 Terrace Street, Whitefield (603) 837-2275
The Morrison is a caring, compassionate, resident-centered community. We commit to empowering our residents, their loved ones and our staff in achieving their optimal well-being in a quality home-like setting, expressed by mutual respect and trust.
At The Morrison, high quality arts programming, such as hands-on workshops, concerts and performances, complement the daily social and recreational activities planned for residents. All of the activities are designed to engage the senses and help residents remain physically and mentally active. Family members are welcome to participate. All those interested in exploring possibilities of offering more arts and cultural programs at North Country nursing homes, senior centers and service and outreach programs for the elderly are invited, as part of AANNH's Arts & Health initiative. For more information email or call (603) 323-7302.
Whitefield Historical Society MuseumThursdays, June-September, 2-4pm, and every second Saturday of the month, 9:30-11:30am
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Bank of New Hampshire
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. Donations of memorabilia related to Whitefield are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Private tours can be arranged. 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, 1-4pm, and by appointment
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372
Housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course, the eclectic collection of artifacts reflects the town's rural history. Exhibits include the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Landslide, the Waumbek Hotel, old tools, photographs and memorabilia.
PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584
The Colonel Town Players of LancasterLancaster Town Hall Auditorium
25 Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788-4827
Proud members of the New Hampshire Theatre Awards, the Colonel Town Players continuously produce high quality live theatre, usually with a Fall musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional reviews and cabarets. Admission to our productions is in keeping with the local economy to encourage everyone to attend. Auditions are open to the public; the company is always open to new members - actors, directors, technical-folks - anyone who enjoys theatre. If you're not interested in being on-stage, consider helping out behind the curtain. We're always looking for stage managers, lighting techs, and help set-building and costuming.
Appalachian Mountain Club Programs in Crawford NotchAppalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-4453
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts. AMC evening programs are free and open to the public.
Friday, November 24, 1pm - Wreath Making
Join us for a workshop on how to make wreaths. Fee covers all of the materials needed to make your own to bring home
Saturday, November 25, 10am - Holiday Artisans Fair
This event features a variety of local artisans and crafters displaying their craft, demonstrating their process, and selling their unique goods. Visitors will have a chance to see the process behind the creations as well as a chance to buy unique holiday gifts. Vendors include jewelers, potters, knitters, knife makers and more.
Saturday, November 25, 5pm - The Painted Sketch: Crawford Notch
Artist Michael Vermette will give a gallery talk about his beautiful paintings of Crawford Notch. Light refreshments will be served.
Saturday, November 25, 7:30pm - The Islay Mist Ceilidh are a group of musicians from northern New Hampshire who love the music of Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton, and all things Celtic. They offer a lively performance not to be missed.
Daily, 9am & 1pm - Notch Hikes
Spend 1-3 hours on an outing with an AMC guide to local points of interest. Family-friendly destinations include Mt. Willard, Gibbs Falls, Elephant Head, Ammonoosuc Lake/Red Bench, Pearl & Beecher Cascades, and more.
Daily, 11am - Notch Talks
Get a “snap shot” of the wonders of the outdoors through one of our hands-on, informal presentations. Topics include Skins & Skulls, Animal Tracking, History of the Notches, Geology of the Notches, Hiking Safety, Map Reading and Leave No Trace.
| Mail: PO Box 245
Lancaster, NH 03584
Taproot Farm & Environmental Education Center EventsLancaster (603) 788-4183 or (603) 631-6761
Taproot's work is guided by its mission, which is nurturing care for the environment by educating, inspiring and connecting communities to the land, to their food, and to each other in a holistic manner. Taproot is working toward creating a learning center whose campus is an educational homestead comprised of a working biodynamic farm, and whose programs, initiatives, and services fall within three distinct but holistically integrated realms: Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological & Community Stewardship.
Stay Rooted! Visit Root Seller Marketplace, a farmers' market initiative of Taproot Farm & Environmental Education Center, at 77 Main Street in Lancaster. Fall Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm and Sunday, 9am-3pm
Mondays & Tuesdays, December 25 & 26 and January 1 & 2 - Closed
Beginning January 1, we will be closed on Mondays for the winter
Learn all about becoming a Local Direct Vendor at the Root Seller at www.taprootnh.org/root-seller/
Root Seller Marketplace has been approved to accept SNAP benefits. Check out what's being offered at www.facebook.com/Root-Seller-Marketplace-314355625610347/
|LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)|
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Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities ScheduleWednesday & Thursday, 10am-2pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-3pm; Sunday, 10am-12:30pm
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, December 15, 6pm - Fall Speaker Series: Brenda & Preston Concklin of the Waterville Valley Historical Society
Refreshments served at Speaker Series
January 19 - Joseph R. Picard-Quest to locate the family of a fallen comrade in WWII
February 16 - Tina Koppel presents Safari Talk
March 16 - Michelle Elliot presents Memoirs of Alaska
July 20 - Vicki Goldberg presents Living in an Image Driven World
Saturday, December 16, 4:30pm - Campfire Stories
Bring a blanket or chair and cozy up by the fire as we read regional ghost stories, native legends and make s'mores at Mary Bierbrier Community Gardens.
Saturday, December 16, 6pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
The Reys chose Waterville Valley as their summer home because they loved the dark night sky. Join us for monthly stargazing nights at the H.A. Rey Observatory at the Curious George Cottage to observe the stars just like H.A. Rey used to do. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be your guide. This program is weather dependent; bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. Free, donations always welcome
Wednesday-Saturday, 10am - Curious George Cottage Open Hours
Immerse yourself in all things Curious George. Relax on a bean-bag chair, read your favorite Curious George stories, see original art work by the Reys, explore the Curious George Nature Trail and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Fridays, 11am - Scavenger Hunt
Free Nature and Science based scavenger hunt for kids all ages, weather permitting
Saturdays, 11am - Curious George Story Time
Pull up a bean-bag chair at the Rey Center to hear stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious George series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Saturdays, 4:30pm - Literary Discussion Group
Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Reading list at www.thereycenter.org/literary-discussion-group.html. For adults
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PO Box 1060 Lincoln, NH 03251
NCCA's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse & Children's TheatreJean's Playhouse
34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 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). Jean’s Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center that operates the professional Papermill Theatre and the community Playhouse Players and Jean’s Teens theatre companies in the winter and spring. Jean's Playhouse also offers a limited year-round guest artist series of magicians, comedians and musicians.
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 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.
New Hampshire Resident Discounts - With a valid NH drivers license, full time New Hampshire residents are eligible to purchase half price tickets to all Friday night productions of mainstage shows this season.
Exhibiting through December - "The Magic of Water"
An exhibit of oil paintings by Mary Crump, focusing on the hidden gorges and waterfalls of the White Mountains. As she explores and experiments with color and light in a particular composition, she is constantly challenged by the special effects of water on the surrounding scene. Free and open to the public
Saturday, December 2, 7:30pm - Charlie Brown Jazz: A Tribute to Vince Guaraldi
The Eric Mintel Quartet returns to Jean's to kick off the holiday season with Charlie Brown Jazz. The set list includes the beloved favorites from A Charlie Brown Christmas as well as reworked standards. Jingle Bells, Silent Night, and more take on new life when performed by these inspired musicians.
Saturday, December 9, 2pm & 7:30pm and Sunday, December 10, 2pm - A Christmas Carol: the Musical Ghost Story
Join us for a “ghostly” musical adaptation of the famous Charles Dickens classic featuring all your favorite characters, original music, spooky ghosts and some unexpected twists and turns. With lively music, riveting choreography, bright costumes and stunning special effects.
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 and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out.
Mondays, November 27 & December 4, 4pm - Legos Building Club
Wednesdays, November 29 & December 6, 10:30am - Story Time
Join Miss Vivica for stories, song, and a craft. Ages 1-5 and their parents are welcome.
Wednesdays, November 29 & December 27, 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 about the film showing.
Thursday, December 7, 6pm - Author Event
We are happy to host Christy Day with her memoir about trekking the El Camino in Spain. Please join us for a lively discussion (with snacks!) as Christy recounts her experience in "Walking From Here To There." Books will be available to purchase at the event.
Friday, December 8, 6pm - Artist Reception for Jack Richardson's Artwork
Local artist Jack Richardson's daughter Dawn is presenting her father's original artwork and some that haven't been seen. Wine and cheese will be served. Prints will also be available to purchase. All are welcome.
Wednesday, December 13, 5:30pm - Lin-Wood Parent/Child Book Group
Wednesday, December 20, 2pm - Murder Around the World Book Club
Join us in reading and discussing books that involve murder and take place in different countries around the world. Books are available at the Library.
Wednesday, December 20, 6pm - Cookbook Club
Every 2nd Wednesday (usually), we select a theme and all of the members bring a dish to share (you do not need to feed everyone, just bring what 1 recipe called for). This is more of a tasting then of a full course meal. We discuss the recipe and enjoy the food & good company. All are welcome. Call to find out more about this fun event.
Monday, December 25 - Library closed for Christmas
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - Knitting Club
Simple projects to make: hats, scarves, and headbands. Join us for a cozy evening at the library.
Wednesdays, 2pm - Spanish Language Study Group
Thursdays, 3pm - Italian/French Language Study Group
Fridays, 10:30am - Storytime
Join us for a fun hour of stories, songs and crafts. Please call the Library to sign up. Open to all children, parents are expected to remain with their child during program.
Happenings at the Linwood Senior ServicesLinwood Area Senior Center
194 Pollard Road, Lincoln (603) 745-4705
Located in the heart of New Hampshire's majestic White Mountains, you're sure to enjoy the special celebrations as well as the regular meals. Bring a friend and drop by for a delicious lunch, enjoy the programming, and find out how you can be a part of this great community effort.
Lin-Wood Public School - Home of the Lumberjacks72 Linwood Drive, Lincoln 603) 745-2214
Lincoln-Woodstock Cooperative is a unique school district located in the lovely White Mountains of New Hampshire. A US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon school, SAU 68 encompasses the two close-knit communities of Lincoln and Woodstock. The district capitalizes on its low student to teacher ratio to provide an individualized personalized education that focuses on the academic, physical and social-emotional growth of our students. U.S. News reports that Lin-Wood High School ranked #1 Best High School in New Hampshire.
Have a smartphone? Now you can have Lin-Wood sports schedule right at your fingertips. Search for the Big Teams app on your Android or Apple device. Register and pick which teams you want to follow.
Visit Lincoln-Woodstock Educational Access Television Site at www.youtube.com/user/LWPSChannel3/videos
More information at https://sites.google.com/a/lin-wood.org/channel-3/home
Thursday, November 30, 7pm - Fall Choral Concert
Sunshine Singers, MS & HS Chorus
Friday, December 1, 6:30pm - Middle School Dance
Saturday, December 2, 9am - FBLA Gift Wrapping Fundraiser
Tuesday, December 12, 2:30pm - Ornament Workshop (grades K-5)
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Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711
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Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & ClassesOpen year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
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. The synagogue houses an extensive library and is presently working to establish 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, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. In the summer BHC hosts a four-part classical concert series and at the Colonial Theatre, a four-part film festival with guest speakers.
Open in winter for holidays of Tu B'Shevat and Purim, and in May for annual community-wide Holocaust Remembrance Service. Religious school for children and classes for adults are also offered. Please visit the website for detailed information for 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.
Tuesday, December 12, 5pm - Chanukah, First Night Menorah Lighting
Contact: Kitty Bigelow, Executive Director, PO Box 591, Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & EventsFridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend 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. Main exhibit changes annually. Other exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith's shop, and an extensive hand tool collection. Adjacent to the main display in the Carriage Barn is a model kitchen in which a black wood-fired stove is the focal point surrounded by a plethora of kitchen utensils in homemade cupboards. The library contains a large photograph collection along with historical and genealogical references. Museum publications and a wide variety of treasures for all ages are found in the gift shop. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Sunday, December 10, 3pm - Pine Hill Singers Holiday Concert
By donation at the door
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 Gallery is one of the League’s eight retail galleries around the state, with one of the best selections of fine crafts in New Hampshire. From mugs to wood-block prints, hammered silver bracelets to handwoven shawls, you will always find something elegant, playful, practical and original.
Saturday, December 9 - Littleton Studio School Student & Instructor Holiday Fair
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 December 11, 2:30pm - Hand Building, 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 January 8-February 12
Mondays, through December 4, 6pm - Guided Open Session: Copper Electroforming & Coloring Metal
This session with Lucy Golden will introduce copper electroforming and alternative options for adding color to metal jewelry. Copper electroforming is the process in which a thick skin of copper is deposited on objects through the use of electrical current. Findings can be added to create jewelry. The finished objects are lightweight and durable, and can be left with their copper finish, or can be colored with patina, paint, markers, etc. Students will also be introduced to using glass paint, markers, colored pencils and resins to incorporate color into metals.
Wednesdays, through December 13, 9am OR Thursdays, through December 14, 6pm - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to teen-adult students with any level of clay experience. Also offered Wednesdays, January 10-February 14 OR Thursdays, January 4-February 15
Wednesdays, through December 13, 6pm - Throwing, with Jeremiah Chace
Come learn how to make bowls, plates, pitchers and more. Open to beginners & those with some throwing experience. Also offered Tuesdays, January 9-February 13, 6pm
Thursdays, through December 14, 6pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Jean Matray
Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles. Also offered Tuesdays, January 9-February 13, 6pm with Lucy Golden
Fridays, December 1-22, 9am - Water Color for All Levels, with Debbie Aldrich
Debbie is an accomplished watercolor artist who has studied at the Museum School of Fine Art Boston and the Glassell School of Fine Art, Houston, TX. She has also studied with top watercolor artists around the country. She is an award winning painter and a phenomenal instructor. She works with all levels of students. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Class is open to all levels, to be held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia.
Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 10am - Prong Settings
In this day long workshop, instructor Tom Woods shares what he has learned about making prong settings for cabochons and faceted stones. Participants will make a pendant or ring that has a stone held in place using prongs. Learn how to measure and lay out prongs so the finished jewelry piece looks symmetrical and balanced. Learn effective soldering and fusing tricks for prong work. Come away with a beautiful piece of jewelry. The instructor will have stones for you to select from, or you may bring one of your own. Soldering experience required
Saturday, December 2, 10am - Holiday Ornaments, with Lori Silva
Fun for the whole family. Cut out holiday shapes and paint them with underglaze. They will be fired in time to hang on your holiday tree. Bring your own cookie cutters if you would like. Ages 5+
Sunday, December 10, 12noon - Teen Color Play with Enamels, with Lucy Golden
Enameling is an ancient art in which powdered glass is fused with metal. Students will be introduced to the techniques of sifting, stenciling and sgraffito, among others, and will end up with unique and colorful pieces. Ages 11-16+ Also offered Saturday, February 17, 12noon
Thursday, December 28, 10am - iPhoneography, with Meg Brown
We’ve all been there- that moment of dread when your cat suddenly does something extra cute and you can’t find your camera, or you’re driving through the Italian countryside and forgot it. In a world where phones are always in our pockets, it’s easier to capture that unexpected shot. With modern advances in technology, you no longer have to compromise quality for convenience - if you know what you’re doing. Bring your smart phone, and learn the art of iPhoneography. Materials: Camera phone, Instagram
Sunday & Tuesday, 1-4pm; Monday, 5-8pm; Wednesday 12noon-3pm; Friday 10am-1pm - Clay Open Studio
Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio
Wednesdays, 9am-12noon & 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.
Alan Rowe, Musical Director
Linda Desrochers, President
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North Country ChorusPO Box 4361, St. Johnsbury, VT
The North Country Chorus is a community chorus of about 80 members, with a mission of presenting high quality music, serves the Upper Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. The Chorus typically presents two series of concerts each year as well as three nights of Madrigal Dinner in January. Performances during the Christmas season and in the spring feature mostly classical works.
North Country Chorus welcomes all singers who are willing to commit to its standards of attendance and musical excellence. Auditions are not required.
Sundays, 4:30pm - Children's Chorus Rehearsals
NCC is starting a Children's Chorus which will draw children in grades 5 through 8, from the St. Johnsbury area and surrounding towns. Its purpose is to provide children with the opportunity to sing in a community choral ensemble and to aid them in acquiring musical skills and knowledge. Children will perform in selected works with NCC during its seasonal concerts, as well as sing in a variety of other performances. Kaitlyn Bryant, St. Johnsbury School's Choral Director, will lead the group, assisted by Carol LeBarron. Informal auditions are held by appointment at the St. Johnsbury School, where rehearsals will also be held. Please contact Kaitlyn Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule an audition.
Tuesdays, 7:15pm - Rehearsals for the fall season in the band room of the Morse Center for the Arts at St. Johnsbury Academy (parking in the rear). The Chorus will be preparing JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio, with performances held during the first weekend of December at three venues in the North Country.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 1, 2 & 3 - North Country Chorus 70th Annual Christmas Concert
Friday, December 1, 7:30pm at First Congregational Church, Littleton
Saturday, December 2, 7:30pm at Wells River (VT) Congregational Church
Sunday, December 3, 4pm at Peacham (VT) Congregational Church
“Christians, be joyful, and praise your salvation.” So begins J.S. Bach’s rousing first cantata in the Christmas Oratorio (sung in English). The trumpets blare, the timpani boom, and the 75 voices of the North Country Chorus announce the celebration of Christ’s birth. Bach composed this work as six cantatas, each intended for a major feast day of the Christmas season. Part I, for Christmas Day, describes the Birth of Jesus; part II, the annunciation to the shepherds; part III, the adoration of the shepherds, part IV, the circumcision and naming of Jesus; part V, the journey of the Magi; and part VI, for Epiphany, the adoration of the Magi.
“Break forth, O beauteous, heavenly light” In addition to the spirited choruses and orchestra, audiences will enjoy lovely chorales, many familiar to the ear as popular hymn tunes. Four soloists will help tell the story with poignant arias and recitatives.
Tickets at the door or in advance from catamountix.org (802-748-2600)
Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & EventsSaturdays, through October 29, 1-4pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000 or 823-5977
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.
Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain display, Guest Houses of Yesteryear, antique farm equipment 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.
New Exhibit - The Grange: A Voice for the Farmers
The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was founded in 1867. Here in Franconia, Lafayette Grange #208 organized in 1875, disbanded in 1879, re-organized in 1894 and remained active for the next 94 years. Maxine Aldrich of Sugar Hill, an active Grange member since the age of 16, recently donated several boxes of artifacts pertaining to the Grange. With this donation, combined with writings and mementos from the Sarah N. Welch collection, volunteers at the Museum have created a mock Grange assembly room plus exhibits featuring the Grange's history and impact on society.
Also, a photographic display on the repair and renovation of Franconia's Dow Clock and Tower
Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm (closed when the weather is bad)
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton (603) 444-6050
Serving the communities of Littleton, Lyman, Lisbon, Landaff, Sugar Hill, Monroe, Easton, Franconia, Bethlehem - check the website for a full listing of activities.
Do you need a comfortable area for your card group to meet? Do you host a ladies' afternoon in your home but your living room is getting too crowded? The Senior Center has many afternoons that are open for drop-in style socializing. Call for details.
Do you have, or do you know someone who has, a special talent that you can bring to others? We are looking for people or groups who would like to give lessons in anything at all. Perhaps you know how to scrapbook or maybe you can make greeting cards. We have the space; we just need instructors.
Tuesday, November 21, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye
Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24 - Closed for Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 28, 12:30pm - Bookworms Bookclub
Wednesday, November 29, 11am - Pinehill Singers
Mondays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (any medium; all levels of interest welcome)
Wednesdays, 12:30pm - Craft Classes (Materials supplied, donations accepted)
*Starts back up in November
Select Wednesdays, 1pm - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually); call to confirm
Fridays, 1:30pm - Writing Group (everyone welcome, no experience necessary, call to confirm)
Littleton Needleworkers - Call for details
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.
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Jackson Grammar School & Whitney Community Center EventsWhitney Community Center
10 Black Mountain Road/Route 16A (behind Grammar School), Jackson (603) 383-6861
The Whitney Center engages the public in recreational, cultural and educational pursuits. The Community Center offers many options and spaces for public use. There is a large, multipurpose Main Hall with a stage and seating up to 250. The bright Art Room has working height tables and stools to accommodate about 15 people. A small conference room, with a table and chairs, is an additional option for up to 8 people. The large Kitchen has a gas stove and countertop space, with a pass through into the Main Hall. Detailed information and availability can be found on the Grammar School's website. Handicap accessible
Sunday, December 3, 9am - 2nd Annual Craft & Artisan Fair
The Jackson Grammar School PTO is hosting this fantastic fair to support local crafters, artisans and the JGS students. In the spirit of the Jackson Sewing Club, the Friends of the Whitney Center will be hosting a White Elephant table at this fair. We are seeking good quality/gift quality donated items that we will then have for sale at the table. ALL proceeds will go to help provide relief to a local family. This is a great time to clean those closets, jewelry boxes, kitchens and sheds for good quality items. Contact email@example.com if you have questions, or need to coordinate the pick up of items. Please, no clothing
Thursday, December 14, 5:30pm – Jackson Grammar School Holiday Concert
The JGS students have been working hard to prepare music for concert night.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15pm - Jackson Grammar School After School Art
At the Community Center
Alternate Mondays, 5:45pm - Women Writers Group
Alternate Thursdays, 6pm - Shape note/Sacred Harp Singing (www.northcountrysing.com)
| Cindy Russell, Executive Director
Arts Jubilee Concert SeriesThursdays, July & August, 6pm
Cranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
239 Skimobile Road, North Conway
Make your plans now to attend Arts Jubilee's high energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of summer entertainment. Family-friendly concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of Cranmore Mountain. This year’s lineup includes the return of some fan favorites, as well as some renowned first-timers. Headline concerts begin at 7pm and an early concert performance, highlighting some of the area's best musicians, begins at 6pm. For additional information and a sample of the music from each concert, visit MWVEvents.com.
Tickets are available at the gate; admission to the concerts is free for kids 12 and under. Please note that there is no seating provided at the venue, but attendees are welcome to bring blankets or set up lawn chairs. There is plenty of free, convenient parking on site. Food and beverages are available on the Zips Pub deck. Dogs, with the exception of leashed service dogs, are not allowed on the property. The concerts are ‘rain or shine’ events, so we advise concertgoers to come prepared as they would to any outdoor events. Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization, depending on the support of our community. Donations are welcome year-round by visiting our website and clicking on "DONATE."
| Contact: Dana Clemons, PO Box 285, Bartlett NH, 03812
Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo GallerySunday, 9am-12noon; Monday, 9am-4pm; Thursday & Saturday, 9am-5pm; Friday, 10am-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. www.whitemountainphoto.com/art.show.calender.html
White Birch Books EventsMonday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street (just south of the park), North Conway Village (603) 356-3200
Thursday, November 30, 7pm - Annual Holiday Book Club Party & Book Swap
Pizza, potluck, discussion, book swap AND your Holiday shopping done. We'll provide delicious Elvios Pizza and some beverages. Bring a potluck dish, if you'd like. Bring a book you love (no faking!), wrapped, and we will do a Yankee Swap. Everyone goes home with a book, you get your shopping done, and we have a great time together.
RSVP if you can.
Thursday Night Book Club discusses "River at Night" by Erica Ferencik
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
Thursday, December 14, 6pm - Mystery Book Club discusses "Death by Eggnog" by Alex Erickson
It's that time of year again for the Annual Mystery Book Club Holiday Party and all-around fun night in the great room at the wonderful May Kelly’s Cottage in North Conway. Please RSVP, at 356-3200 or email us.
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 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. www.whitebirchbooks.com/mystery-book-group.html
Saturday, December 16, 8:45am - Laura will be sharing all of her Holiday Picks & Gifts on White Mountains TV. So be sure to tune in.
Saturdays in December, 3pm - Love A Local Author
This year we thought we would make your holiday shopping a little easier by hosting a new Love A Local Author (LALA) Series on Saturday afternoons throughout December. Stop in to get a personalized book for those on your list this holiday season and meet a local author at the same time.
December 16 - Olga Morrill: "Vagabond Quakers: Northern Colonies (The Vagabond Trilogy)"
Quakers refrain from violence, but Morrill's debut historical adventure proves they bear it with courage and passion, when it is brought against them. The heroines bravely face brutal discrimination and horrific punishments simply for being missionaries for the Society of Friends in Puritan New England.
Friday, January 12, 12noon - January Luncheon
Join us for a winter luncheon with one of our favorite authors, Katherine Arden. She will be discussing her second book in the Winternight Trilogy, "The Girl in the Tower." But we are hoping she will include the first as well, "The Bear and the Nightingale." It's a great way to kick-off the new year.
White Mountain Musical Arts PresentationsVarious locations
White Mountain Musical Arts, the area non-profit organization known best for its presentation of the annual Bach Festival each August, presents live musical performances throughout the year to awaken contemporary audiences to the vitality of 17th-20th century music through historically informed performance of both familiar and unknown works - as well as current, contemporary music performances from time to time.
Tuesday, December 12, 7pm - A White Mountain Christmas
A memorable holiday program with organ and brass presented by Ray Cornils, municipal organist for the city of Portland, and the Kotzschmar Festival Brass, instrumentalists who all perform with the Portland Symphony Orchestra. The audience will be afforded the opportunity to enjoy favorite Christmas music, some new arrangements and a celebration of the joy of the season. The full program can be seen at www.mwvevents.com/WMMAChristmasprogram.html
Admission will be by a suggested donation for adults; children accompanied by an adult are free and encouraged to attend. Performance held at First Church of Christ Congregational, across the street from Peach’s restaurant in North Conway Village and is a handicap accessible venue with parking available behind the building.
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Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or 536-9639 or 536-2090
Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome. Serving: Ashland, Campton, Ellsworth, Holderness, Lincoln, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth and Woodstock
Tuesday, December 5, 1pm - Book Discussion Group
We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month's selection will be available at the same time. You must sign up one month in advance to get and read your copy of the book. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more information, call Diane at 536-1204
Wednesday, December 6, 4pm - Exhibit Celebration & Closing Reception: "Photographing Nature"
Thursday, December 7 - Holiday Music with the Baker Valley Band
Mondays, 9am - Wood Carving Class
Beginners are welcome. Bring your own tools or come by and see what it's all about.
Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists
Thursdays, 9am - Crazy Quilting Class
Knitters and crocheters welcome. For more information, call Doris at (603) 786-2297 or Pati at 536-9567
Fridays, 9:30am - Country Line Dancing, with Joan Randlett
Come kick up your heels, have fun and exercise at the same time.
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National Writing Project in New HampshirePlymouth State University
Main Street, Plymouth (603) 535-2684
Founded in 2002, the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, (formerly Plymouth Writing Project) is the New Hampshire chapter of the National Writing Project, and shares the values of the national organization: equity, diversity and excellence. NWPNH believes that access to high quality educational experiences is a basic right of all learners and a cornerstone of equity. Through building an extensive network of teacher leaders, NWPNH seeks to promote exemplary instruction of writing in every classroom in the state.
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Mail: PO Box 417, Center Sandwich, NH 03227
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art ExhibitsMemorial Day weekend through Columbus Day, 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.
Currently on Exhibit: Eyes on New Talent
Christy Bensley, Travis Bullard, Rhetta Colon, Meredith Gisness, Shelly Holtzman, Pam Tarica, Pam Urda, Betty Webster, Wendy Wilson
For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Nancy Mardin at 536-3982, or check the website.
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.
Sunday, December 3, 4pm - Community Holiday Concert & Cookie Swap
Dust off your vocal cords and get ready to join in the singing of Christmas Carols as we all get in the spirit of the season. This year’s Community Holiday Concert promises to create a blend of musical offerings that will satisfy anyone's thirst for a good time. Back by popular demand is Rhubarb Pie - Peggy Martin (flute), Linda O'Donnell (accordion), Bill Taffe (concertina) and Betty Jo Taffe (keyboard); the always entertaining AJ Coppola with a Brass Attack from Campton Elementary School; William Gunn with a chamber choir from Plymouth Regional High School; and Joe Heise with his harpsichord. After the musical performance and sing-a-long, you can enjoy the annual cookie fest. Bring along a dozen or so of your own cookies and you can swap them for other delightful treats. Even if you don’t bring cookies you can still join in the good food and good fun. The Campton Historical Society will provide hot cocoa and more to help wash down the cookies and brighten your spirits.
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Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State UniversityMonday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 11am-4pm (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 (handicap accessible). Please call Libby Griffiths or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss and schedule group visits.
Programs are free and open to all unless otherwise noted. Programming at the MWM is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
On Exhibit through December 14 - Sources of Inspiration: Friends Family, Connections
This exhibit shines a light on the current and exceptional art being made by Plymouth State University Art Faculty members and their influences.
On Exhibit at Silver Center through December 15 - Vanishing Act: Endangered Species
PSU’s Art and Environment First Year Seminar students explore the power of art to inspire activism. Students researched various endangered animal species and created an accompanying art installation. Keeping in mind that the exhibit as well as the artworks can bridge understanding and raise awareness, students worked with Museum of the White Mountains staff to design, plan, and install Vanishing Act.
Monday, December 4, 5pm - ARTalk
Join us for an interactive panel discussion with Plymouth State University art faculty panel, moderated by PSU's new art historian. Free and open to all
Wednesday, December 6, 10am - Plymouth State University Student Art Sale
Stop by PSU’s annual student art sale at the Museum of the White Mountains during December’s Walkabout Wednesday and discover the beautiful artworks being produced by PSU’s talented art students! Light holiday treats will be served.
Wednesday, December 6, 4pm - Walkabout Wednesday and Jammin at Karl's (5pm)
Join us for live music at the MWM, featruing PSU student band Squatch. Light holiday treats served
Friday, December 8 - Wine-and-Cheese Member Thank You Event
|STATEWIDE NEW HAMPSHIRE & BEYOND|
Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & EventsBristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395
Serving communities of Bristol, Alexandria, Bridgewater, Hebron and Groton
Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24 - Closed for Thanksgiving
Alternate Tuesdays, 9am - Craft Group
First & third Tuesdays of each month
Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm
Church Street, Canaan (603) 523-433
Visit the historic Mascoma Area Senior Center (MASC) in the former Indian River Grange Hall in the heart of downtown Canaan. Serving communities of Canaan, Enfield, Dorchester, Orange and Grafton.
Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24 - Closed for Thanksgiving
Upper Valley Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon (603) 448-4213
Serving the communities of Lebanon, West Lebanon, Hanover, Plainfield, Enfield, Etna and Lyme. The Upper Valley Senior Center is available for rent, with a large kitchen space, parking and handicap accessible. Great for family events and as a large meeting space. Contact Jill Vahey at the Center.
Thursday, October 19, 11:30am - Birthday Social, with Roger Tatro
Friday, October 20, 11:30am - Lloyd Kvam's Accordion Music
Thursday, November 9, 11:30am - Galen Mudgett's Saxophone
Thursdays, through December 7, 9:45am - Choral Singing Class: Celebrate in Song!
Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc. and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire are offering a free 8-week choral singing class T at the Upper Valley Music Center in downtown Lebanon. Every voice is welcome to join us; singing in a chorus is good for your health and well-being, and it’s fun. We’ll learn music from a variety of continents, cultures, and times. The class, for interested adults 55 or older, is part of the “Experience/Arts” initiative; it will be led by Patricia Norton of Juneberry Music. No music experience necessary.
Thursday, December 7, lunchtime - Choral Singing Class Concert: Celebrate in Song!
Thursday, December 7, 4:30pm - Culminating Event of Choral Singing Class: Celebrate in Song!
Program at 5pm - Free and open to the public, with refreshments served. http://experiencearts.org/choral-invite.html
Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Jamie
Thursdays, 9am OR 1pm - Senior Art Class
Held at AVA Gallery and Art Center (11 Bank Street, Lebanon). No art experience required; all materials are provided. Transportation available for morning class and afternoon drop off through Upper Valley Senior Center. Enroll at AVA Gallery: 448-3117
Select Fridays, 10am - Suite Notes Recorder Group
Events at The Monarch School of New EnglandFoss Campus - 61 Eastern Avenue, Rochester (603) 332-2848
Williams Campus - 13 Monarch Way, Rochester (603) 330-0566
The Monarch School of New England supports individuals with special needs so they can realize their greatest potential. The School is pleased to work in partnership with VSA New Hampshire and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, to bring teaching artist Kelly Doremus Stuart to offer integrated arts residencies that are designed, class by class, to help our students learn curriculum concepts through movement. The residencies are provided under the Arts Alliance’s contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
New Hampshire Storytelling AllianceThe New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance promotes the oral tradition of storytelling in the community in all its forms: traditional, creative, educational, cultural, personal and therapeutic. NHSA offers assistance to its members and their communities through conferences, workshops, festivals, in the classroom, and at many venues throughout the state.
New Hampshire Storytelling Guilds: Can't get enough of great New Hampshire storytellers? Each month the many storytelling guilds around the state offer storytellers and listeners a chance to come together and share in the amazing experience of story, including:
Mountain Storytellers Guild at Conway Public Library on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30pm
Tea & Tales at Franklin Public Library on the last Tuesday of each month at 7pm
Check out more upcoming and ongoing events at www.nhstorytelling.org/calendar-of-events
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Cultural Events at Scriven Arts ColonyScriven Arts Colony Barn
452 NH Route 140, Gilmanton
Poetry readings, film screenings and more, in an old New England barn. The Scriven Arts Colony was launched in 2015 to host cultural events in a circa 1790 barn in Gilmanton.
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