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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 7, 7pm - Performance: The Gothard Sisters
This Celtic sister group is a dynamic female Irish music and dance trio from the Pacific Northwest. As champion Irish dancers who have competed overseas multiple times at the World Championships, the three sisters include the visual elements and exciting rhythms of Irish step dancing into tightly choreographed, high-energy variety shows. The signature sound of the Gothard Sisters blends the freedom and lyricism of traditional folk forms with the discipline gained from years of training as classical musicians and the competitive world of Irish dance. Refreshments are available at the Tillotson Center's concession.

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

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

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

Artists of the month exhibiting at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and 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 and Pat Klinefelter are exhibiting their paintings and photographs at the Interpretive Center at the NH Welcome Center. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or

Thursday, June 18, 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.

CRAG has many exciting events planned for the summer. We will exhibit at Stewartstown Day on Saturday, August 1, Pittsburg Old Home Day on Saturday, August 15, and at the Tillotson Center on Friday, August 21, during the Moose Festival. We will have our third annual silent auction at our gallery at Fiddleheads in late August. This event gives people the opportunity to purchase works of art at greatly reduced prices.

The Tillotson Center for the Arts
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook (603) 237-8328

Center for community heritage, visual & performing arts - a dynamic venue, including museum, art gallery and 171-seat theater. An historical building, formerly the Carriage Barn for the Balsams stagecoach; subsequently a Grange Hall with theater and dance floor. It is now a state of the arts facility for concerts, theatre play, movie, night of dancing and a community events venue. In the Museum you can see the 1800s fire equipment, as well as barn, kitchen & school room displays, and much more. At the Art Gallery, local artists can exhibit and offer their paintings for sale.

Tuesday, July 7, 7pm - Performance: The Gothard Sisters
This Celtic sister group has become internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriter, performers from the Pacific Northwest, USA. A Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presentation.

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


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

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

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

Friday, July 3, 7pm - Minifie/Alexander Concert
"Songs for a Summer Evening"
Tickets available at the Randolph Public Library prior to event & at the door. Presented at Randolph Town Hall, by the Friends of Randolph Public Library

Wednesday, July 15, 7pm - Summer Opera Series #1-Part 1
A Look at Slavic (Eastern European) Opera, at Randolph Town Hall Conference Room. RSVP

Thursday, July 16, 7pm - Summer Opera Series #1-Part 2
A Look at Slavic Opera: Khovanshchina by Moussorgsky, at Randolph Town Hall Conference Room. RSVP

Wednesday, July 22, 5:30pm - Berlin Jazz Band BYOB/BYOF Picnic Supper
Concert is free of charge; donations are graciously accepted to offset cost of the band. Presented at Randolph Municipal Building on Pinkham B Road, by the Friends of the Randolph Public Library

Saturday, July 25, 9am - Library Book and Bake Sale
Held at Town Hall

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

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

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

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

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

Every other Wednesday, through June 17, 6pm - RAW ART, with Laurie Jean Kramer of StudioWorks Art School
Express yourself with art, emotion, and a wide range of tools to share a feeling, a song, or a moment in a creative space with friends. Prompt words, themes, music, and materials will be given for creative direction and exploration.

Wednesday, June 17, 6pm - Make a Ceramic Clay Lantern, with Maria Neal
Explore the oldest method of forming clay and create a clay lantern for functional use. Class fee includes kiln fire and glazing.

Thursday, June 18, 6pm - Explore Zentangle Art in Color
Experience meditation through art with artist Will O’Brien as you create by drawing an unplanned colorful piece of Zentangle abstract art to take home. The emphasis will be on relaxation with motivational designs and color. The Zentangle method of drawing is an easy-to-learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns (doodling), with relaxation music and tea. Supplies will be available.

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

Thursday, June 25, 3-7pm - Little Free Library Project, with Berlin NH Parents Group
The Little Free Library will be unveiled at the first Farmers Market of the season (June 25). This is a casual group, kids are encouraged, and with donated wood and paints we will create Berlin’s own mobile Little Free Library. Everyone welcome. More information at

Thursday, June 25, 3-7pm – Berlin Community Mural Project Kickoff
Funded by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts, The Berlin Mural Project is the creation of a 10'x20' exterior mural which will be composed of 200 individual 1-foot square panels painted by members of the community at meetings, functions and outdoor markets during 2015.

Wednesday, July 1, 6pm - Fiber Arts Work Night, with Carol Walker
A non-traditional fiber arts group who enjoy creating in the company of other crafters. Besides knitting and crocheting, we embroider, tat, needlepoint, braid rugs, spin, make dolls, macramé, cross stitch and more. Whether you are a beginner or master, or are just interested in learning a craft, come check us out. Join our Facebook page, “Not your Mama’s Knitting Group.” Non-members welcome; free for WREN members. Every first Wednesday of the month.

Every other Saturday, through July 25, 10:30am - WINGS, with Laurie J Houle
WINGS emphasizes the arts as a pathway towards self-knowledge and creativity. Through this program we share the richness of WREN with local children. Girls and boys, ages 7-14, are invited to take part in workshops and adventures. Register for one or all; drop-ins welcome.
July 11 - Mixed Media
July 25 - Art Journals

Wednesdays, July 15, August 19, 6pm - Jump Write In, with Kirstan Lukasak
How often do we talk about wanting to write, but never get around to doing it? Jump Write In is a writers’ group where people actually come to write. Once a month writers of all genres and abilities are invited to come out and find inspiration in writing prompts, guest speakers and first thought exercises. Each session will include inspirational exercises, writing and discussion. Writers are encouraged to bring their favorite writing materials or electronic device. Participants will have the option of sharing their work at the end of each session. Open to writers of all genres and levels. Drop-ins are welcome. Suggested donation per session.

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

Family Resource Center Happenings
Main Street, Gorham (603) 466-5190

The Family Resource Center’s mission statement: To build healthier families and stronger communities through positive relationships, programs, and collaborations in the North Country reflects the agency’s intensive focus on children, and families as well as investments in collaboration. The FRC’s programs serve all age groups, from infants to seniors as well as individuals with disabilities, veterans and at risk women. Serving all of Coos County, Northern Grafton County and Northern Carroll County.
After-school programs offered - visit for details.

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

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

Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119

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

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

Saturday, June 20, 8pm - Stars Above the Notch: Astronomy at Pinkham
Join professional astronomer Dr. Douglas Arion from Carthage College. This program is part of AMC’s ongoing series of astronomy and solar programs throughout the year.

Saturday, June 27, 8pm - Native Bees, Native Plants: Their Conservation, Place in the World, and Beauty
Presented by Dr. Sam Droege from US Geological Survey. Join the UNH Bee Bioblitz happening this weekend at Joe Dodge Lodge. For more information, visit

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.

Daily in June (if the sky is clear) - Join Carthage and Dartmouth College Astronomy Interns for Solar and Stellar Observing in the Visitor Center courtyard.

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

Check us out on Facebook

290 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581

Susan Ferre
106 Prospect Street, Berlin, NH 03570
(580) 624-0160 cell

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

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

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

Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets available in advance (at the Center's office or online) or at the door the night of the performance. St. Kieran’s will hold reserved seating for our membership and loyalty card holders until 1:50pm, at which time space will be opened. General seating is on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited, by fire code, to about 250 audience members. Loyalty cards available.

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

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

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

Please join St. Kieran’s for these upcoming events:

Saturday, June 13, 7pm – Beatles For Sale, New England’s Top Beatles Tribute Band
Beatles for Sale is an award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. This band of talented musicians was drawn together by their love of Beatles music and the desire to keep the music alive, bringing it to a whole new generation of Beatles fans. But don't expect to see Beatle wigs or Sgt. Pepper suits. They feel that the most important thing about the show is the music. What you will see is a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no "sampling" or "midi” tricks - everything you hear is performed completely live.

Tickets on sale now for The Redbird Duo and Tim Dion on July 19 (2pm), The Magic of Lyn (America’s #1 Female Illusionist) on August 15 (7pm), and Twisted Strings (Traditional Celtic Music) on September 27 (2pm).

Venue contact: Denise Vallee,

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

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

Friday, June 26, 7:30pm - Of Heavan & Earth, An Evening of Virtuoso Guitar & Dance
A contemporary music and dance program with virtuoso guitarist, Aaron Larget-Caplan and Chicago-based guest dancer Ayako Kato. Myths, dances and legends fill this passionate and exciting program exploring music and movement in music by J.S. Bach, Gershwin, Schubert and contemporary American & Japanese composers Ken Ueno and Keigo Fujii. and

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

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

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

Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings
Friday, July 17
Gorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 323-7302 (information)

Join the Arts Alliance of Northern NH (AANNH) for workshops, performances and community events with the zany old-time Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings, a quirky New Orleans-based band of multi-talented young musicians from around the country. In addition to their evening concert at 7:30pm, these five musicians and teaching artists will be leading fun music, sound and dance workshops for families, teens and adults -- and offering opportunities to practice and perform with them onstage. Their specialty is songs from the early days of Tin Pan Alley, and their repertoire is focused on songs from New England, where much of America's early music was written, recorded on wax cylinder, and printed with unique New England art and imagery as sheet music. They play a wide variety of instruments, from violins and ukuleles to found objects (including a tuned set of squeaky toy rubber pigs).

1:30-2:15pm - Intergenerational Family Workshop: Forgotten Dances of the 1920s
2:30-4pm - Family Workshop: Science of Sound & Performance
4-5pm - Instrumental Workshop (ages 12 & up)
4-5pm - Harmony Workshop (ages 12 & up)
7:30pm - All Ages Concert followed by a free Meet & Greet

Save some money and plan to spend the day attending workshops and the concert with an all-day pass, available for individuals or for families. Attend any and all programs on that day, get to really know the band and their music, learn some new skills and have fun. For more information about the band, the schedule and to sign up for workshops and purchase tickets, please call, email or visit the website. As always, if the price is a hardship, please pay what you can or come as our guest (please contact AANNH to sign up).

HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)

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

All lectures are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at Ladd Street School, 880 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10, at the corner of County Road), Haverhill.

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

The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. 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.

Friday, June 26, 12:30pm - Photography Class: Photos for the Fair
Join our resident photographer, Paul Anderson. Sign up at the Front Desk

Tuesday, June 30, 1pm - Join Eileen for Crafts
This month we are making assorted wind chimes.

Thursday, July 2 - Independence Day Celebration, with Music by Bobby B

Friday, July 3 - Center closed for holiday

Monday, July 6, 1pm - Pampered Chicks for Beginners: Lemon Sugar Scrub
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase.

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

Thursday, July 9, 1pm - Advanced Crafts: Dancing Garden Jewel Sculpture
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase.

Fridays, July 10 & 24, 1pm - Decorative Arts for Beginners: Painted Wood Blocks
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase.

Tuesday, July 14, 1pm - Advanced Pampered Chicks: Salt vs Sugar Scrubs
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase.

Thursday, July 16, 9:30am - Card Making, with Jeannie McKay

Thursday, July 16, 1pm - Crafts for Beginners: Painted Pet Rock Tic-Tac-Toe
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase.

Fridays, July 17 & 31, 1pm - Advanced Decorative Arts: Painting Rocks and Shells
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase.

Monday, July 20, 1pm - Jewelry Making Class
Beginner’s bead making from paper & clay. All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase.

Thursday, July 23, 1pm - Advanced Jewelry Class: Ribbon Necklace & Bracelet Set
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase.

Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music

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

Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group

Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb

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

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

Tuesdays, 11:30am - Live Music
June 16 - No Strings Attached Band
June 23 - Grace Bagley, Piano
June 30 - The Mill Band


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

Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, John Wingate Weeks Historic Site's house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at 4pm.

Summer Program Schedule
All programs held on Thursdays at 7pm (unless otherwise noted), in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. More detailed program information can be found on the website, through the "Printable Event Guide" link. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.
July 2 - The Connecticut: New England’s Great River
An armchair tour of New England’s greatest river, from the source in a small beaver pond near Canada and flowing over 400 miles through four states to the sea. Environmental biologist Adair Mulligan will show us its history, natural beauty and the communities along its banks. She will describe the many issues involved in managing the health of this major river and how citizens have created a vision for its future.

Friday, July 3, 8:30am - Canoe Trip on Connecticut River, with Adair Mulligan
This half-day outing to an easy canoeing section of the Connecticut River supplements Adair’s evening slide talk about the Connecticut River. Adair will be our interpretive guide during this trip. Please pre-register for this event by phoning 788-4961 or email Those wishing to participate, but not having a canoe or kayak, will be accepted on a space available basis. Questions about this event may be directed to Sam Stoddard at 788-3814.

July 9 - Whip-poor-wills, with Pamela Hunt
The eastern whip-poor-will was once a familiar bird across much of New Hampshire. Today it is rare, except in a few scattered locations. Pam Hunt is an expert on whip-poor-wills, and will present a slide program on this interesting bird of the night and inform us about its conservation, ecology, and the research conducted to better understand this unusual species. Pam is an avian conservation biologist with NH Audubon.

July 9, 9pm - Nature Sounds of the Night Field Trip, with Pamela Hunt
This night field trip will begin at the summit lodge at the Park immediately following the indoor slide program on whip-poor-wills, with Pam Hunt as interpretive guide. The group will travel in cars to a local site known to be used by whip-poor-wills, where we hope to hear them singing at dusk. Later we will go on to other sites to discover and learn about additional sounds of the night.

July 16 - Secrets of Porcupines, with Nigel Manley
Porcupines are often misunderstood because of their interactions with people and pets. An avid naturalist and outdoorsman, Manley will help to clear up some of these misunderstandings in this presentation, covering many common questions. Why do porcupines gnaw on buildings? Do they den together? Can they throw their quills? Manley works for the Forest Society at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, NH.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whitefield Historical Society Museum
Thursdays, May-September, 2-4pm, and by appointment
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Laconia Savings Bank
22 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-2466

Features displays on various facets of life in Whitefield over the years. There is a wealth of information, along with thousands of photos, documents and other artifacts. Be sure to ask about membership in the Whitefield Historical Society -- your efforts can help preserve the heritage for future generations. Ongoing exhibits are also on display on the first floor of the Mountain View Grand year 'round and are updated periodically.

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

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

Live & On Screen at Rialto Theatre
Rialto Theatre
80 Main Street (Route 2), Lancaster (603) 788-FILMS (3456)

New entertainment every week, covering a vast array of genres, providing recent run movies and unique viewing alternatives by bringing back classics, vintage films and nontraditional entertainment.

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.
June 25 - Goldilocks and the Three Bears
July 2 - The Pied Piper of Hamlin
July 9 - Puss in Boots
July 16 - Arabian Nights
July 23 - Three Little Pigs
July 30 - The Emperor's New Clothes
August 6 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
August 13 - Pinocchio

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

PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584

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

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

Rob Burbank, Director of Media and Public Affairs

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

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

LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

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

PO Box 1060 Lincoln, NH 03251

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

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

On sale now, NCCA Gift Certificates are valid for any NCCA Productions, including Mainstage shows by the professional, award-winning Papermill Theatre company, community theatre shows by the newly-inaugurated Playhouse Players, and concert series shows that bring in musical guest artists from around the country. Gift Certificates may be ordered at the Jean's Playhouse Box Office (open Tuesday-Sunday, 3-6pm), over the phone, or online.

Thursday, July 2, 6pm - Grand Opening Gala
Celebrate the opening of our season, from the heart, in the style and tradition of a Grand Opera. Join us at Jean’s Playhouse to meet the Papermill Theatre Company and celebrate the opening of our 29th Mainstage Season. Celebrate in the style and tradition of a Grand Opera… semi-formal dress, elegant hors d’oeuvres and one hilarious production of Lend Me a Tenor. Your ticket purchase supports 2015 programming at Jean’s Playhouse.

Thursday-Saturday, July 2-4 & 9-11, 7:30pm and Wednesday, July 8, 2pm - Lend Me a Tenor
In September 1934 at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, arrives late to appear for his one-night-only performance as Otello. When he becomes unexpectedly incapacitated, the staff scrambles to find a convincing enough replacement to fool the audience. When the real Il Stupendo is ready and able to assume his role, events begin to unfold - disastrously and hilariously.

Friday, July 3, 5pm - Art Gallery Opening
Meet artist Jack Richardson at the official opening of his art gallery, on exhibit in the lobby of Jean’s Playhouse. The local watercolorist will discuss his work, the rivers, lakes, mountains and historic buildings of northern New Hampshire, with a wonderful attention to composition, fine detail and the treatment of light. Attendees will have a chance to meet the artist and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres from 5-7 pm, before the performance of Lend Me a Tenor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251

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

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

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

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

The Library has museum passes available for check out: Fairbanks Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Squam Lake Science Center, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum and Wright Museum. The Library is selling Lincoln afghans, available only at the Lincoln Public Library. The afghans feature scenes of historic Lincoln, are 50" x 60", made in the USA, and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out.

Through June - Artist on Exhibit: Evelyn Bent MacGregor Anderson
Evelyn Anderson started painting watercolors after graduating from nursing school, and has sold several covers for Field and Stream Magazine. Please stop by to see this wonderful exhibit, generously on loan by her granddaughter, local resident Karen Olivier.

Through August - Artist on Exhibit: Lynda Frank Sanders

Thursday, July 2, 6pm - Artist Reception: Lynda Frank Sanders
The public is invited to welcome Lynda - her beautiful work will be on exhibit through August 30. View her work and meet the artist. Free and open to all.

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

Wednesday, July 29, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Free, on the last Wednesday of each month. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire to the film showing.

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

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

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

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

Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website

Mailing list sign up (for activities):

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & Classes
Open year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
PO Box 395, Bethlehem, NH 03574
39 Strawberry Hill, Bethlehem (603) 869-5465

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) has been a landmark destination in the North Country since the early 1900s. The 1888 building on Strawberry Hill was purchased by the congregation and established as a house of Jewish worship in 1920. Originally used only in summer months, the BHC Synagogue is now in use year round by residents and visitors. The synagogue houses an extensive library and is presently establishing a North Country Jewish Cultural Center to display the growing collection of Jewish artifacts.

Regular religious services are scheduled for each weekend, July through mid-October, and for all days of the High Holy Day season. Religious school for children and classes for adults will also be offered. Please visit the website for detailed information on all events, classes and religious services. All are open to the public; registration is required for classes. Available for weddings, bar/bat mitzvah services, baby-namings and other life cycle events.

Thursdays - White Mountain Jewish Film Festival
Films will be shown Thursday evenings at the Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethlehem. Receptions begin at 6:30pm. Complimentary refreshments on the Colonial patio for all ticket holders for all films, open to the public. For full details about all the films along with ticket and season pass information, visit Sponsored in part by the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Season pass for all five films is available
July 9, 7:30pm - Holy Rollers
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, the film’s director Kevin Asch will speak at the opening night reception. He will also hold a Q&A session following the film.
July 23, 7:30pm - Aftermath
This controversial, award-winning suspense film from Poland was inspired by the non-fiction book “Neighbors,” by Jan T. Gross.
August 6, 5:30pm - Double Feature: Shalom Y’All, followed by Driving Miss Daisy
An award-winning documentary about Jewish life in the American South, followed by the funny, touching and uplifting drama starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy.
August 20, 7:30pm - The Front
Starring Woody Allen and Zero Mostel, with guest speaker Lawrence Bush, editor of “Jewish Currents” and “Jewdayo.” Bush will provide context and insight about the history of the Jewish Left.

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

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

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

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

Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & Events
Fridays & Saturdays, through Columbus Day weekend, 11am-3pm
Sugar Hill Meeting House
1401 Route 117, Main Street, Sugar Hill (603) 823-5336

The three-building campus of the Sugar Hill Historical Museum reflects the long history of Sugar Hill’s people, places and culture. Exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith’s shop, a Benjamin Morrill tower clock, a reproduction of a wood-fired stove & kitchen, a collection of public signs, a 1939 Ford fire truck, and a variety of sleighs. A large photograph collection and a wealth of historical and genealogical references are found in the library. The Historical Society's purpose is to be an educational resource for the public through research, study, collection, preservation and exhibition of artifacts that illustrate the history of our community. The gift shop sells the museum’s self-published books, antiques, jewelry and many crafted items created by local residents. Admission is free – donations gratefully accepted. Call for more information or to make an appointment for a special tour (especially large groups).

2015 Exhibit - Flash Back
An exhibit of Sugar Hill featuring the Museum’s extensive collection of photography and writings of Sugar Hill’s Reverend Samuel Stickney Nickerson, 1835-1930. “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”

League of NH Craftsmen Gallery & Littleton Studio School
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1066

The Littleton Studio School is an affiliate of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. The School is an extension of the League's mission to bring the experience of fine craftmaking to the North Country through classes and workshops for children, adults and seniors. Becoming a League of NH Craftsmen Member entitles you to discounts on workshops and classes, invitations to receptions and special events, in addition to other benefits.

Please call, email or stop by the League or the Book Store for the latest class schedule or to reserve your place in a class. The schedule is also available online, or email your request to receive updates on our workshop offerings. Any student under 18 will need a parent's signature. Unless noted otherwise, preregistration is required for all classes; full tuition is due at the time of registration. For more information and registration, call Tina Gorman at the school. Gift certificates available.

Connect with the Studio School using Facebook, Twitter and Blogging. Visit the website to learn what is happening in the Studio, and communicate with other students, the instructors and many others.

Mondays, June 29-August 3, 2:30pm - Handbuilding, with Maria Neal
Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Whether it is working with slabs to create mugs, bowls or boxes or learning coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms, Maria's creativity is sure to build upon your love of clay to create fun and fabulous pieces. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students.

Tuesdays OR Thursdays, June 30-August 6, 6pm OR Wednesdays, July 1-August 5, 9am - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd or Kristine Soleri works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to teen-adult students with any level of clay experience.

Wednesdays, July 1-August 5, 9am - Kids Water Color, with Nicole Knowlton
Students will explore the basics of watercolor: choosing brushes, paint and paper, mixing and applying paint. Experiment with exciting tricks and techniques in a fun environment. Students will create several finished paintings, while getting a good feel for a unique, enjoyable, and very beautiful medium.

Thursdays, July 2-August 6, 6pm - Guided Open Session, with Jean Matray
Learn new techniques while working on your own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting, soldering or enameling. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Materials available for purchase.

Mondays, July 6-August 10, 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.

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

Saturday, July 11, 9am - Traveling With Your Sketchbook, with Kristine Lingle
Meet at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, where there is a variety of subjects to sketch, including historic architecture, stone walls, lush perennial gardens and stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. Students will learn how to design an interesting page, combining text with image, as well as how to use a viewfinder for composition. Kristine will demonstrate ways to use line, value, color and perspective in your sketches.

Saturdays, July 11 & 18 and Sunday, July 19, 9am - Multi-plate Printing, with Melissa Jones
There are many methods of printing, but few utilize simplistic materials, offer a variety of techniques to support creativity, is easily transportable, and simple to clean up... all with the addition of being fun. Learn how to create progressive texture prints, utilize drawing and painting skills to create a plates and print over plain or painted backgrounds, and print with shaped plates. Open to beginners and experienced printers to discover new methods of printing and learn techniques to create colorful multi-layered printing.

Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19, 10am - 2-Day Workshop: Loop In Loop Chain
The technique of "loop in loop" chains dates to ancient Greece. Students will learn with Annie Salter how to fuse fine silver and learn the basic link structure.

Saturday, July 25, 10am - Workshop: Cold Connections, with Monica Eastman
Learn the basics of cold connections - no solder needed. Practice solid rivets, tube rivets, both commercial and hand made. Try using mini bolts and explore ways to connect metal without solder using tabs of various types. Experiment with trapping objects in your jewelry. Learn how to make connections that allow the separate pieces to move independently.

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

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

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

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

Sunday & Tuesday, 1-4pm; Wednesday 12noon-3pm; Friday 10am-1pm - Clay Open Studio
Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio

Tuesdays, 6-9pm - Metals/Jewelry Open Studio is available for students to work on class projects or for independent work. A monitor will be available to oversee the studio and to answer questions.

Arts Alliance Concert: Asylum Quartet Saxophone Music
Thursday, July 23
Littleton Opera House
2 Union Street, Littleton (603) 323-7302 (information)

Join the Arts Alliance of Northern NH (AANNH) for workshops, performances and community events with the zany old-time Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings, a quirky New Orleans-based band of multi-talented young musicians from around the country. In addition to their evening concert at 7:30pm, these five musicians and teaching artists will be leading fun music, sound and dance workshops for families, teens and adults -- and offering opportunities to practice and perform with them onstage. Their specialty is songs from the early days of Tin Pan Alley, and their repertoire is focused on songs from New England, where much of America's early music was written, recorded on wax cylinder, and printed with unique New England art and imagery as sheet music. They play a wide variety of instruments, from violins and ukuleles to found objects (including a tuned set of squeaky toy rubber pigs).

10-11am - Intergenerational Family Workshop: Forgotten Dances of the 1920s
12:30-2pm - Youth Sound Workshop (ages 12 & up)
2-4:45pm - Drop-in Sessions
Prop-making, puppet-making, plus an Edison Player demonstration and a chance to talk shop with the band. Visit for a few minutes or stay for an hour or two.
5-7pm - "A Night in New Orleans"
Dinner with the band at Topic of the Town (separately priced)
7:30pm - Concert (recommended for ages 12 & up, but all are welcome)

Save some money and plan to spend the day attending workshops and the concert with an all-day pass, available for individuals or for families. Attend any and all programs on that day, get to really know the band and their music, learn some new skills and have fun. For more information about the band, the schedule and to sign up for workshops and purchase tickets, please call, email or visit the website. As always, if the price is a hardship, please pay what you can or come as our guest (please contact AANNH to sign up).

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

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

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

Expanded Movie Showtimes
Friday & Saturday, 7pm & 9:15pm; Sunday, 2:30pm & 7:30pm; Monday & Tuesday, 7:30pm; Wednesday, 5:30pm (2 for 1 Buddy Night)

Thursday, July 2, 6:30pm - Jaws Quote-A-Long
To help celebrate The Colonial's Centennial Anniversary, revisit some great films that are also having important birthdays. Festivities begin on the patio for Bait (compliments Narragansett Brewing) and Brews. Join us for 40th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark saga JAWS (and coincidentally Narragansett Crush it like Quint Brewing Company's 125th). Jaws set the standard for the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. Ride off on Quint's boat and come face to teeth with the enemy, all the way contributing our favorite quotes. In the words of Mayor Vaughn, "You yell barracuda, everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July."

Tickets on sale now for:
Friday, July 3, 8pm - Novalima
Fusing traditional Latin rhythms with Afro-Peruvian beats, Novalima is a one-of a-kind collective from Peru. This energetic 8-piece Latin Grammy nominated band incorporates a wide range of cultural influences into its upbeat music bringing in influences from its musical cousins reggae, dub, salsa, hip-hop, Afrobeat and Cuban son. The result is a revolutionary and modern approach to traditional Afro-Peruvian music and a powerful and inspiring live show. Get your groove on this Fourth of July weekend with The Colonial and don't forget your dancing shoes. No reserved seats for this show.

Friday, July 10, 8pm - The Wood Brothers
From early in their childhood, Chris and Oliver were steeped in American roots music.

Saturday, August 15, 8pm - Ljova & the Kontraband, with the North Country Chamber Players
Bringing together influences from classical, klezmer, tango, jazz and Gypsy music, nobody does it quite like this. Music that evokes forgotten memories of things you think you've heard before but haven't, while dreaming of Bartok and Piazzolla trundling through an early-morning Hungarian mist in a three-legged race to the village dance at the end of time. High-quality musicianship this entertaining is a joy to experience.
North Country Chamber Players is a group of world-class musicians from major orchestras and musical institutions across the US, delighting White Mountain audiences with the gift of outstanding performances, innovative collaborations, and creative community and educational outreach.
This concert is the center piece of a weekend of activities presented by the North Country Chamber Players, The Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation and The Colonial Theatre. For more information about this and other White Mountain cultural events visit and

Friday, September 4, 8pm - Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
A potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have risen to acclaim with their energetic mix of old-school reggae, funky African grooves, and deep tribal chants. Founded in a refugee camp in Guinea, this band has matured into one of Africa's top touring and recording bands.

Saturday, September 12, 8pm - Shemekia Copeland
Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.

Maudelle Driskell, Executive Director

Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director,

The Frost Place Museum Events & Readings
Wednesday-Monday, 1-5pm
158 Ridge Road, Franconia (603) 823-5510 (office) or 823-5048 (museum)

The Frost Place is a permanent home and museum for poets and poetry at Robert Frost's former homestead, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains. Enjoy the view from the front porch of Mount Lafayette and the Franconia Notch. Gaze at Robert Frost's autographed books and hand-written letters safely tucked under glass. And, see the Morris Chair in the front room where Frost sat and wrote his poems.
During the winter months, the house is closed but the grounds and poetry trail are open. Our offices are open year-round. Please call or email if you have questions. Special events and groups can be accommodated.

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. Apply online for upcoming programs:

July 12-18 - Conference on Poetry
Spend a week at "intensive poetry camp" with writers who are deeply committed to learning more about the craft of writing poetry. The Frost Place Conference on Poetry offers daily workshops, classes, lectures, writing and revising time in a supportive and dynamic environment. Scholarships and discounts are available.

August 2-8 - Poetry Seminar
The Seminar is a unique opportunity for dedicated poets to delve intensely into the poetic process in a small group setting. Participants will have their poems-in-progress given generous and focused attention in workshops and one-on-one meetings with faculty, and will be invited to think in new ways about what can be accomplished in revision. For an additional fee, the Seminar will offer full-length manuscript review to a limited number of participants. Scholarships and discounts are available.

White Mountain Science, Inc.
WMSI HQ and Design Studio
22 Park Avenue, Bethlehem (603) 728-5242

WMSI supports Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education in both formal (schools) and informal (everything else) settings for the curious and inventive individual in us all regardless of age. We are also developers for STEAM curriculum and technology. Currently, we offer learning opportunities and development work in areas that leverage easy-to-use robotics and measurement equipment, low cost computing and electronics, computer coding, and rapid prototyping (3D printing and LASER cutting).

Game Design Series - In the past few years video games and board games have become a serious provider for entertainment. Learn what it means to truly design a game in this series. Taught by an Independent Game Developer, participants will acquire skills that will help them become successful designers. When participants leave a workshop in this series they will be more excited to make their own game, rather than play one.

LEGO One Button Creations Series - Throughout our One Button Creations series, participants will enjoy the world of rapid prototyping, and open-ended design. While this workshop serves as an introduction to programming and physical design, our One Button Creations series are open to all. Beginners and experienced inventors will have a great time exploring and sharing their creative work.

Animation Series - In this series, participants will learn how to create their own short films. From shooting to editing we will help you become your own film director, producer and actor. Along with filming we will also cover what it means to be a sound designer and how to get the most out of recorded audio. Learn to work with a team and utilize each members skills to create a final product you can be proud of.

Learn to Code Series - In this series, participants will learn how to write their own computer programs, many of which will be tied to graphical outputs so they can quickly and easily see the result of their creations. Through these programming projects, participants will learn the basics of program flow, loops, decisions and variables.

Solve it with LEGO Series - Are you on your way to becoming a LEGO expert? This series is for you! WMSI will provide challenging and very cool real world problems that need solving. A plant watering robot? Pet feeder? A door opener? Laundry-bot? Something to take out the garbage? What's the catch? We want you to solve the real world problem with a LEGO MINDSTORMS kit. Find out how LEGO's can assist in real-world prototyping and how engineering connects directly back with the real world.

Upcoming Summer Camps
Register & pay online. Sessions for younger makers will also be offered.
July 6-10 - Robot Camp
New robotic challenges for students entering grades 3-6
July 13-17 - Maker Camp
New design projects for students entering grades 4-7
July 20-25 - Robot Design Studio
New tools and new design challenges for students entering grades 6-9
August 10-14 - Inventors Camp for Girls
Change the world with your ideas - for students entering grades 6-9
August 17-21 - High School Robotics
Totally next level - for students entering grades 9-12

WREN Local Works & the Gallery at WREN
Daily, 10am-5pm
2011 Main Street & 22 Park Avenue, Bethlehem (603)
869-3100 or 869-9736

Dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods, the Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network's mission is to inspire, create and connect through economic, educational, personal and community development. Along with presenting 2 open-call member shows (in April & December), The Gallery at WREN presents 10 curated shows each year. 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” opening receptions are a great way for the community to connect with artists, and for artists to network with each other as well as with potential buyers.
Exhibiting in June - FARM TO TABLE, a shared exhibit featuring new work by photographer Meryl Nevins, painter Robert Moore and ceramicist Virginia Kirshner. The exhibit brings together the creations of three artists working in very different media, sharing the thematic focus of farm life, aesthetic and culture.
July - Kristen Pobatschnig and Orion Kugel
August - Rebecca Klementovitch and Stefan Saal
September - Debbie Aldrich and Marghie Seymour
October - Alison Dodd and Andrew Hepburn
November - Dianne Taylor Moore and Michele Johnsen
December - Annual WREN Member Small Works Show

WREN Local Works Gallery exhibiting at Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods
Join us at the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel for a new series of artist talks and demonstrations featuring artists of WREN. Artist talks are a great informal way for people to learn more about an artist’s creative process and the unique stories behind their work. This event is part of ART MATTERS, a new initiative from the Gallery at WREN, in partnership with the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. Free and open to the public; refreshments provided.

Tuesday, June 23, 6pm - Write Night in the Gallery, with Katherine Ferrier
Once a month (usually), we gather in the Gallery at WREN in Bethlehem to contemplate the new exhibit and invite the works of art to open doorways into writing. Gallery Coordinator and poet Katherine Ferrier leads writers of all abilities in short writing explorations, using visual art as an inspirational springboard. We simultaneously use the artwork to generate possibilities for writing, and invite our writing to open surprising conversations about art. Each session will include time for contemplation, writing, and discussion. Participants will have the option of sharing their work at the end of each session. Open to writers of all genres and levels. Drop-ins are welcome.

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

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

Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain, and iron furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school. Browse the new exhibit Readin' Ritin' Rithmetic: From the One Room School Houses of Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill to Our Present Day Regional Schools. The exhibit includes pictures of schools and children from Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill. In the 1860s there were more than a dozen schools in the three towns. Research traces the change from these schools to the current Lafayette Regional School and Profile Junior-Senior High School, serving the three towns and more. Come try our new scavenger hunts—one for children and one for adults. See if you can find artifacts that our ancestors would have had or used, but are mysterious to people today.

The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. The antique farm equipment is on display in the side yard any time, as is the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. There is no admittance fee, although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.

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

Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior Center
Monday-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.

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

Thursday, May 21, 10:30am - Littleton Needleworkers (no June meeting)

Thursday, May 28, 1pm - Craft Class
Make jewelry with Louanne. Sign up at the front desk.

Thursday, June 4 - Birthday Dinner
Join us for fun and music, birthday cake and ice cream. First Thursday of every month.

Tuesday, June 9, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye

Wednesdays, June 10 & 24, 1pm - Knitters Group
Second and fourth Wednesday each month (usually)

Thursday, June 18, 1pm - Lunch and Learn Series: Handwriting Analysis, with Kate Kelly
Want to know if your handwriting reveals the true you? Come to this interesting and fun workshop. No charge if you have lunch at the Center. Sign up is necessary at the front desk.

Friday, June 19 - Father's Day Program
Presentation and demonstration by well-known power weight lifter Ted Sares. He is one of the oldest active weight lifters in the world - 78 years young - and has won several weight lifting competitions. There also will be a special lunch, gifts for all the gentlemen in attendance, and music provided by Wayne Klinlger.

Friday, June 26, 1pm - Candy Making
Louann will be offering a fun candy making class. Sign up at front desk.

Tuesday, June 30, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub
Please join us to recommend a book.

Mondays, 1pm - Yoga (new members welcome)

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

Wednesdays, 11am - Piano Music by Charles

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

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

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

Art & Music at The Loading Dock
Mill Street, Littleton (603) 259-6054

The Loading Dock is an all ages collaborative multidisciplinary creative space, bringing together Art, Music and Technology in one open-concept, creative community space run by volunteers, friends, collaborators and band-mates. Also an art studio, group classes are available for kids 8+ as well as individual lessons for all ages.

Thursday, April 2, 6pm - Figure Drawing
Live model figure drawing class with THE GREAT Larry Golden. Bring your own materials that you like to draw with - paper, pencils, sketch pad, etc. Disclaimer: the model will be female and will be nude. Please do not attend this class if you are uncomfortable or will make others feel uncomfortable.

Wednesday, April 8, 9am - YarnBomb The LD!
Join in yarnbombing in & around The Loading Dock, or bring any knit/crochet/fiber project you may be working on and throw a few rows down. Tea, coffee, music & yarn provided.

Friday, April 17, 7pm - Drum Circle, hosted by John Serino
All ages, BYOB. Also bring your own drum and/or there will be drums available. Suggested donation.

Saturday, June 13, 7pm - Performance: 3 Rivers LIVE
Playing a blend of musical styles including indie rock and folk, a spoken word style they call Groove Hop, some blues and jazz, a little bit of old time country, and an occasional dash of punk. In other words, 3 Rivers borrow from an eclectic array of genres to make their own unique sound.

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

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North Conway Music Center Workshops & Events
Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturdays, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 11am-4pm
The Music Academy at North Conway Music
1976 White Mountain Highway (next to SeaDog Brewery in the Red Barn Plaza), North Conway (603) 356-3562

An award-winning, full service music center offering new & used instruments, accessories, rentals, repairs and lessons. A variety of workshops, clinics, seminars, jam sessions, master classes and performances are offered, open to the public. Call or email and tell us what interests you. Those interested in leading or attending a workshop are encouraged to call or email Brian Charles at

The upstairs has been converted to beautifully outfitted, sound-proof lesson facilities featuring piano, drum kits, keyboards and all the comforts of home. The expansive main floor houses a huge variety of new and used musical instruments, a try-out room, expanded repair facilities, thousands of music accessories and gifts and room for concerts and presentations. Open to the public.

Thursday, June 11, 5pm - Ukulele Kanikapila Circle
Kanikapila is a style of Hawaiian music produced in an impromptu jam session, most commonly taking place on a beach, at a family gathering... or at North Conway Music Center. A fun opportunity to meet other Ukulele enthusiasts and learn new music. 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. Cost is minimal, to offset expenses for the space and music.

Saturday, June 20, 12noon-3pm - Free Guitar Stringing Event
North Conway Music Center and renowned string manufacturer D'Addario have joined forces to give away their high end NYXL guitar strings during this free restringing event. Up to 40 lucky guitar owners will get a new set of NYXL guitars strings set up on their guitars on the spot by North Conway Music's luthier (guitar maker/repair tech) Ian Bird. 20 electric guitar sets, and 20 acoustic guitar sets will be available. Open to everyone, additional giveaways will go on at random times throughout the day. More information on the strings is available at

Saturday, June 20, 8pm - Bass Clinic: Don't Be Afraid to Groove!
A Workshop in Music Philosophy and Bass Guitar Technique at The Music Academy
Bassist James Holzrichter will demonstrate and discuss the why and how of the elements of superior bass technique and holding down the low end in a successful performance. You may bring an instrument or not. For both bass and non-bass players. No expectations of anything other than learning, sharing and fun. Cost is by donation.

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 for more information and to purchase tickets.

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

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

Trails in the Wood are open for the season, 7 days a week, 9am-4pm. Enjoy 10K of running, walking and biking trails in the enchanted 100 Acre Wood. Includes 1/2-mile Storybook Trail: "The Three Snow Bears" by Jan Brett
Sundays, August 2, September 6 & October 4 - Red Jersey Cyclery Summer Mountain Bike Race Series
Races for all ages and abilities, great prizes and after race festivities. Registration begins at 9am.

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

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

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

Theater in the Wood
Tickets available in advance or at the door

Fridays, 10am - Children's Summer Theater Series
IMPACT (Imagination and Music – Professional Artistry in Children’s Theatre) is the professional children’s performance company of Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln. The company writes and performs the musicals, with catchy original songs and wacky characters, each different and a good time for kids & caretakers. Doors open at 9:30am. Ages 3 & under are free. Season tickets available. More information at
July 10 - Puss in Boots
July 17 - Arabian Nights
July 24 - The Three Little Pigs
July 31 - The Emperor’s New Clothes
August 7 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
August 14 - Pinocchio

Sundays, July 12 & 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.
July 12 - Featuring: The Lonely Heartstring Band, combining instrumental virtuosity, 3-part harmonies, and a deep understanding of traditional bluegrass and Appalachian music. Author D.A. Keeley, published widely in the crime-fiction genre and other novels, as well as short stories and essays. Cold River Radio Show's Musical Director, composer and pianist Joseph Barbato is joined by special guest, guitarist Michael Mele', and the Cold River Radio Band. Singer/songwriter Lisa Ferguson, a multi-instrumentalist with a strong, warm voice that can belt out a blues number or tender folk ballads.

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

Saturday, August 1 - Comedian Juston McKinnney

IMAI presents An Evening of Classical Chamber Music
Friday, July 17, 7:30pm
Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy
Fryeburg ME (603) 367-8661 or (617) 965-4745

Classical chamber music performed by artists of the International Musical Arts Institute. The program will include:
Gabriel Fauré - "Après un Rêve," op. 7, no. 1 (arranged for viola and piano by Wolfgang Birtel)
Johannes Brahms - Piano Quartet in c minor, Op. 60
Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky - "Souvenir de Florence" sextet for strings, Op. 70

Admission at the door. For additional details, please visit the website.

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

The Arts Council of Tamworth (ACT), the first organization of its kind in New Hampshire, has been enriching Tamworth and the surrounding area since 1966. Visit ACT's website for more information, including ticket purchase, on all of the performances.

Sundays, 1pm - Tamworth Lyceum
With song circle/open jam session 2pm
July 5 - Taylor Whiteside
July 19 - Jeff Przech
July 26 - Trish Jackson and David Young

Sundays, 3pm - Concerts at The Other Store shady riverbank, Tamworth. Kids and dogs welcome, ice cream, nominal donation.
July 5 - Starlight Honeys: A unique blend of old-time and original tunes centered around tight three-part vocal harmonies
July 12 - The Mink Hills Band: Ted and Val Blachly, plus two. A New Hampshire-based acoustic band playing bluegrass, swing, folk and original compositions
July 19 - Mango Groove Steel Band: Eric Rollnick, Janet Kucera, Candace Maher, Cathy Arseneault-Shea and percussion. An authentic steel band featuring the uplifting Caribbean sound of traditional steel pans
July 26 - Songwriter Doug Hazard: Thoughtful, funny, well-sharpened lyrics set in a variety of American Folk styles and delivered in a well-cured baritone

Sunday, July 5, 7:30pm - Village Harmony
A wonderful annual tradition in Tamworth, Village Harmony’s summer touring singing camp for teenagers stops in the center of the village for the evening and shares this year’s collection of music, skillfully performed with love. Music from Ukraine, the Balkans, Lithuania, South Africa and America. Admission at the door, Tamworth Congregational Church.

Wednesdays, 6:30pm - Music on the Lawn
Cook Library presents musicians playing in front of the Library throughout the summer.
July 8 - Fiona Howell, Mike Levine & Dexter Harding
July 22 - Stanza XXI

Friday, July 10 - Calling All Artists! Application Deadline
The 2015 Summer Art Show & Sale at Runnells Hall is coming up July 24-26. Art Works is now accepting applications for participation in any medium, including painting, photography, printmaking, fiber arts, clay, wood, jewelry and sculpture. The show is open to everyone 18 and older. Download an application form at the website. For more information, contact Art Works at 323-8041 or
Arts Council of Tamworth will host an Artists’ Reception & Opening with music and refreshments on Friday, July 24, 6pm. All are welcome. The exhibit runs July 25 & 26, 10am-4pm both days.

Saturdays, 7:30pm - Tamworth Contra Dance at Tamworth Town House
Families and children are welcome; individual & family rates. Please bring snacks to share. Call Helen Steele at 323-8687 for inspiration and details.
July 11 - Caller: Dave Harvey with Bruce Cobb & Friends
July 18 - Caller: Dave Harvey with Russell Orzechowski & Friends
July 25 - Featuring: Two Fiddles (Dudley & Jacqueline Laufman)

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

High energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of entertainment from Celtic Rock to the Blues, 70s Rock & Roll to classics of Frank Sinatra and blues-calypso-zydeco-pop-rock-jazz-and a ton of drums. Concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of Cranmore Mountain. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs; food and beverages available on the Deck at Zip's Pub with a full view of the stage, or bring your own picnic supper (no alcohol, please). Headline concerts begin at approximately 7pm, with an early concert by area performers at 6pm. Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization, and admission is family friendly requesting a small charge to help defray expenses for the series. Convenient free parking within steps of the concert area, and indoor restrooms.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mount Washington Valley Band Summer Concerts
(603) 356-2096

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

Select Performances:
Saturday, July 4 - 4th of July Parades (morning Bartlett, afternoon Conway)
Thursday, July 16, 6pm - Cranmore Concert
Bring a picnic supper to the base of the North Slope at Cranmore Ski Area, spread your blanket or set up your lawn chairs and enjoy the valley's local musicians enriching lives through music.
Wednesday, July 29 - Conway Public Library Concert
Saturday, August 1 - Freedom Parade
Tuesday, September 1 – Mineral Springs Concert

Tuesdays, July 7-August 25, 6:30pm - Outdoor Band Concerts
Presented at the gazebo, next to the North Conway Community Center in the Village

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

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.

June 28-July 5, 4pm - Fiber Arts
Enjoy a creative hour on the porch exploring the arts of knotting, knitting, and/or crocheting with Edy McAndrews.

Sunday, July 5, 10am - Discrimination Discomfort
Discrimination is More Awkward Than Your Discomfort: Cissexism, Transphobia, and Being Human While Trans
Adrian Ballou is a genderqueer writer, artist, activist and educator who has spent the past several years doing youth development work both inside and outside the classroom, developing and delivering curricula on social justice education and youth organizing.

Sunday, July 5, 7:30pm - Reading Frederick Douglass
Make the 4th of July weekend memorable by joining a group reading/discussion of the great abolitionist and statesman's 1854 speech, "The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro."

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

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

Monday, July 6, 7:30pm - Community Storytelling and Social Change
How does sharing our stories and listening to those of others empower us in our social change work? Molly Rose Kaufman and Aubrey Murdock will share methods including oral history installations, writing projects and short films.

Tuesday, July 7, 7:30pm - Poetry and Prose
Author Ellen Meeropol and poet Carol Potter share an evening of poetry and prose.

Wednesday, July 8, 10am - Mt Chocorua Writing Workshop: A Terrible Beauty – Political Writing
Poet Carol Potter facilitates writing poems that focus on moments in specific history and poems that illuminate the more oblique, unconscious patterns of human experience that often lie a the heart of events that mortify, mystify, outrage, stun and baffle us.
Novelist Ellen Meeropol focuses on increasing the power of our stories and novels about social injustice/justice. By discussing excerpts from published work, identify craft techniques that help minimize the risks inherent in writing dangerous prose narratives.

Wednesday, July 8, 7:30pm - Making a Neighborhood ‘zine
Explore the connections between do-it-yourself media, youth empowerment, local artist movements and neighborhood change with Patricia Rogers, editor-in-chief of masConsumption magazine.

Thursday, July 9, 7:30pm - Ukuleles for Peace!
A special performance: White Mountains appearance on a three-week US tour.
Initiated by musician Paul Moore, Ukuleles for Peace brings together young Palestinians and Jews aged 7 to 19 to create magical music while learning about their different cultures. Their worldwide concerts bring families of both nationalities together, strengthening the bond of understanding and friendship. Suggested donation to support the tour.

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

Saturday, July 11, 10am - How WF Survived the Cold War
World Fellowship Center Director Emeritus Christoph Schmauch lived through WWII in Germany, worked at the Church Center for the UN during Vietnam War era, and directed World Fellowship with Kit Schmauch for 30 years.

Saturday, July 11, 2pm - Workshop: Writing For Performance
Mckendy Fils-Aimé is a frequent competitor at the National Poetry Slam, and a published poet. He runs a weekly workshop where he emphasizes that first and foremost the key to effective poetry performance is good writing.

Saturday, July 11, 7:30pm - Performance: Slam Poet Mckendy Fils-Aimé!
Mckendy Fils-Aimé is a frequent competitor at the National ‪#‎Poetry‬ Slam. He runs a weekly workshop where he emphasizes that first and foremost, that the key to effective poetry performance is good writing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, June 27, 2pm - Cabot Creamery presents New Cookbook
The Cabot Creamery Cookbook is an honest-to-goodness collection of easy-to-follow recipes and stories from real dairy farmers. This unique cookbook also showcases the 1,200 farm families who are the heart and soul of Cabot's success and their stories are featured throughout the book alongside family recipes. More than a recipe book, The Cabot Creamery Cookbook tells the story of how premium quality and local ownership have been the key to a decades-long, award-winning cooperative. Cabot representative Jack Ford will be bringing cheese AND we'll be making some goodies from the cookbook for you to sample. PLUS, anyone who buys a cookbook gets a block of cheese to take home. Open to all.

Thursday, July 9, 7pm - Mystery Book Club discusses "Silent Scream" by Angela Marsons
This is the first in a new series featuring Detective Inspector Kim Stone.
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.

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

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

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

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

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

PLYMOUTH AREA (including Center Sandwich & Campton)

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

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

Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub
July 10 & November 6 - Paul Hubert

July 17 - Jon Sarty

July 24 & October 30 - Peter Lawlor

July 31, August 28 & November 27 - Roger Sorlien, Katie O’Connell & ?

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

August 14, October 16 & December 18 - Julia Velie

August 21 & December 11 - Jill Ducsai

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

December 25 - Closed for Christmas

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

Advice to the Players Performances, Workshops & Events
(603) 986-6253 (information)

Advice To The Players is a unique company of theater professionals, enthusiastic community members and energetic teens that presents Shakespeare performances and workshops in New Hampshire’s Lakes and Mountains Region. ATTP is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts.

Our Shakespeare presentations are in August during Sandwich Old Home Week, October during the Sandwich Fair, and in March. Venues include the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage, The Sandwich Town Hall and The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. Our December presentation of A Christmas Carol celebrates Victorian Christmas in Tamworth Village. During the school year we offer daytime performances and workshops for schools and student groups and in July we offer Shakespeare Camps for students of all ages.

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PSU and Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & Events
Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm
Plymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869

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

Plymouth State University courses & events:

PSU is offering several graduate-level courses, including an online course, leading to a Certificate in Historic Preservation. For more information and to register, call 535-2636 or visit

Interested in earning your masters in Integrated Arts? PSU offers an M.Ed in Integrated Arts for classroom teachers, visual arts and music teachers and all those who believe in the power of the arts. Also offered is a CAGS in Arts Leadership and Learning for those more advanced in their careers who already hold a masters degree but wish to further develop their abilities in the arts, learning and leadership. Contact Dr. Trish Lindberg, Coordinator, at to schedule a meeting time to discuss your options.

Silver Center for the Arts events:
Call or visit the box office for a greater choice of seats and fewer fees, or buy online. Gift certificates available.

Saturday, June 27, 7:30pm - Senior Piano Monster Festival
The final concert of Senior Campers – program includes multiple piano ensembles, digital keyboard orchestras, percussion ensemble and vocal ensemble. At Hanaway Theatre

Wednesday, July 1, 4pm - Junior Piano Monster Festival
The final concert of Junior Campers – program includes multiple piano ensembles, digital keyboard orchestras and festival chorus. At 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.
July 2 - The Pied Piper of Hamlin
July 9 - Puss in Boots
July 16 - Arabian Nights
July 23 - Three Little Pigs
July 30 - The Emperor's New Clothes
August 6 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
August 13 - Pinocchio

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

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

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

Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome. Serving: Ashland, Campton, Ellsworth, Holderness, Lincoln, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth and Woodstock.

Tuesday, June 2, 12:45pm - Book Discussion Group
We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month’s selection will be available at the same time. You must sign up one month in advance to get and read your copy of the book. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more information, call Diane at 536-1204.

Fridays, June 12 & 26, 11am - Plymouth Writers' Group
Second & fourth Fridays each month

Thursday, June 18, 11am - Happy Fathers' Day!
Join us for a fun time with belt sander races. Prizes for the fastest time and best decked out machine. Cookout to follow at 12noon.

Tuesdays, 10am - Side by Side
A series of informative sessions, presented by NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness), presenting what people caring for older adults need to know. All sessions are free & open to the public and all will include a question and answer period. Call Diane if you have any questions, or would like to reserve a seat.
June 23 - Coping with changing and challenging behaviors
June 30 - Meeting caregiver needs: supports for the support person

Thursday, July 2 - 4th of July Cookout, with Bob Kent & the Fugitives

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists

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

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

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

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

Thursdays, 10am - Arts In The Park
Excited to laugh, play, sing, dance and create art with Sara Hage at these summer workshops for children. Each session we will explore different aspects of nature through various forms of art. All children, ages 6-10, are welcome to participate. Stop in once or each week at the Fox Pond Park Pavilion, Langdon Street, Plymouth. Nominal fee per class; no registration required. All proceeds go toward keeping the Arts alive in our community.
July 9 - Welcome in summer together as we get ready to make some noise! We will be creating musical instruments as well as learn a song and play to the beat.
July 16 - We will be reading Native American stories and creating wild weavers, better known as dream catchers, from natural and found objects in our direct environment.
July 23 - We will further explore our outdoor world as we talk about what we see, hear, feel, smell and sometimes taste in our environment by writing and sharing I AM poems.
July 30 - We will move to the music, dance to the rhythm and explore how the wind blows, a stream flows, a bird soars, a tree stands and more through expressive movement and dramatic play.
August 6 - On our last day together, we will leave our mark as artists by creating natural art made from found objects in the park for other observers walking by to enjoy.

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

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Mail: PO Box 417, Center Sandwich, NH 03227

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

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

Exhibiting through July 1 - A Tribute to a New England Artist: P.B. Parsons, 1896 -1977
Watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, and ink are all media used by P.B. Parsons (Philip Brown Parsons) to capture the nature and animals that he loved. An illustrator whose work appeared on many a magazine cover, Parson was a gifted artist whose work still continues to charm its audience.

Exhibiting July 3-25 - 3 Exhibits in One Barn: Garland, Gould and Klementovich

Saturday, July 11, 5pm - Opening Reception for Three Artists: Garland, Gould and Klementovich
Print maker and painter Anne Garland opens an exhibit of New Work, celebrating Trees. Working in mixed media, Garland's majestic pines dance and sway, shimmer and murmur. Painter Rebecca Klementovich's series, Femmes Fatales, concentrates on the feminine touch in abstract art. Her intense color is complimented by gentle marks and lines. A master of Raku, Ronnie Gould's ceramic animals have their own souls and personalities. Dogs, horses, cows, sheep, bears and moose have all paid a visit to the barn.

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

Friday, July 17, 5pm - First Gallery Walk of the Summer
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, The Sandwich Home Industries and the Corner House Inn welcome Advice to the Players to join our evening walk, featuring the arts in Sandwich. Find art, craft, theater and cuisine as you sample refreshments at each of our establishments. Come to Sandwich for the evening and be sure to bring your friends and family for a summer stroll about the town

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

Community Clay Center Classes & Events
Monday, 12noon-3pm; Tuesday, 10am-8pm; Wednesday, 11am-3pm; Thursday, 4-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-4pm
620 Tenney Mountain Highway Suite C, Plymouth (603) 536-3222

Celebrating the art of ceramics and the craft of pottery in Central New Hampshire

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

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

PO Box 72, Center Sandwich, NH 03227

Surroundings Art Gallery - New England Art
Exhibiting at:
Melcher & Prescott Building, 954 Whittier Highway, Moultonboro
Corner House Inn, 22 Main Street, Center Sandwich
(603) 284-6888 (information)

The Gallery specializes in original fine art produced by extremely talented locally connected artists. You will see works in a variety of mediums (oil, watercolor. pastels, acrylics, glass, wood, etc.). We also have beautiful wood carvings and folk art. You can take a tour of the artists’ work on the “Artists and Art” pages. For more information, please call, email or visit the website.

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

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

Thursday, July 9, 7pm - North Country Artists Preview, Force of Nature
Karl Drerup Art Gallery invites North Country Artists, in partnership with The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, and the public to view Force of Nature. Women's Caucus for Art/NH Exhibition Coordinators, Laura Morrison and Marcia Santore, along with Gallery Director, Cynthia Robinson, will talk about their vision for the exhibition and lead a conversation about the work.

Friday, July 10, 6:30pm - Author Talk by Lourdes B. Avilés
Taken by Storm, 1938: A Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England Hurricane
On September 21, 1938 an undeniable Force of Nature seldom seen in the region came announced into the lives of New Yorkers and New Englanders, leaving utter devastation in its wake. The Great New England Hurricane, as it came to be known, changed everything, from the landscape and the inhabitants’ lives, to forecasting practices and emergency practices. Lourdes B. Avilés, meteorology professor at Plymouth State University, will present the science and history of the storm, which is the subject of her book, Taken by Storm, 1938: A Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England Hurricane, the result of several years of research. In honor of the Forces of Nature exhibition, she will also highlight how the storm endures in various forms of literature and art and the important roles taken on by women during the region’s recovery. Free and open to the public, at Karl Drerup Art Gallery.

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

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

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

PO Box 105, Holderness, NH 03245

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

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

Thursday-Saturday, June 25-27, 7:30pm and Sunday, June 28, 2pm - The Salon
"Hairdressers are many things to many people," Mario tells us. Come meet this hard-working stylist and the whacky clients of Mona Lisa Salon who love and depend on him. From make-over to upkeep, it's an evening of color and cut, laughter and tears. A play in two acts by Jessica Hoffmann Davis

Monday-Thursday, June 29-July 2, July 6-10 and July 13, 9am-5pm - Young@Arts Workshops for Middle and High School Students
This summer workshop is designed to familiarize teenage actors with the language, stories, characters and ideas in one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies - A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Students will learn all about the Elizabethan style, as well as modernization of Shakespearean performances. Many students are only exposed to the Bard as text, but Shakespeare’s plays were not meant just to be read; they were meant to be performed. The students will audition for parts, do table and scene work, and go through a full-production process similar to a professional theatrical company. The actors will learn how to approach Shakespearean text, rehearsal techniques, character development, and many other theatrical skills that can be applied to both Shakespeare as well as any other style of theatre. Once roles have been cast, students are required to attend only daily scene rehearsals, tech and dress rehearsal, and evening performances.
Auditions will be held Monday, June 29 and parts will be cast. Scenes will be rehearsed during workshop hours to accommodate student schedules; students need only be present for rehearsals of scenes in which they appear. Tech rehearsal for all will take place Tuesday, July 14 from 6-10pm, and dress rehearsals will be held the evenings of July 15 & 16. Performances will take place beginning at 7:30pm on July 17 & 18. Young@Arts will be an ensemble piece. However, if you are interested in stage managing, teching or lighting the show, please let us know. Questions may be directed to

Tuesdays, July 7, August 4, August 18 & September 1, 6:30pm - Paint Mixers, with Stacey Lucas
A little paint, a little wine, and a whole lot of fun. Get ready to be inspired during the new paint mixers at LCT. All art materials provided, groups welcome - BYOB.

Saturday, July 11, 7pm - Uncle Steve Band
Bring your family and dance the night away with the ever popular, Uncle Steve Band. Blending rock, soul and the blues, there is something for every musical taste.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, June 15, 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

Tuesday, June 16, 5pm - Zen Doodle Class: Animal Silhouette, with Suzan Gannett
This class includes Zen Doodling around a silhouette of your favorite animal. Doodle in black and white or in color. Materials included in the cost. Class size: min 2, max 6

Wednesday, June 17, 5pm - Embroidery Class: Flowers with Birds, with Jennifer Alba
For the intermediate who’s advanced from Lesson 1, (or understands the chain and satin stitch) this sweet design is the 2nd of my series of kits. In this sampler you’ll be adding the seeding, couching and fishbone stitches. This colorful sampler will be suitable for framing, as a panel for a pillow or wall hanging. Kit available at Artistic Roots. Class size: min 2, max 8

Monday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 24, 5pm - Kiln-Fired Glass Pendants: Dichroic Glass Pendants
This fast-paced, two-session class with Lynn Haust will give you a chance to explore kiln-fired glass and many of the techniques that make melting glass so exciting. Create several kiln-fired pendants, working with clear and black dichroic glass. In the first class, we will be cutting the glass and then fusing the glass into one large block. In the second class, we will be cutting and shaping the glass into the final shapes. You will learn several techniques of glass cutting, including cold working, to shape the pendants. Materials and firing fee included. Class size: min 4, max 8

Wednesday, June 24, 5pm - Embroidery Classes: Tree with Fish, with Jennifer Alba
This kit is for the advanced intermediate who’s mastered our 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. Kit available at Artistic Roots. Class size: min 2, max 8

Monday, June 29, 5pm - Make Your Own Fused Glass Bowl, with Lynn Haust
Create a fused glass container using aqua blue glass. Students cut the glass to the container's shape and choose a textured design. Materials included in the cost, or bring your own. Class size: min 2, max 6

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

Sundays, 2pm - Open Knitting Table
Bring a knitting project to work on. Polly Bartlett will be available to offer her expert advice. Free and open to all.

Tuesdays, 9:30am - Open Spinning Table, with Polly Bartlett and Heather Baldwin
Get together with other spinners to work on your craft and enjoy each other’s company. Free and open to all.

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

For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Judy Landry at (603) 726-3081

Campton Historical Society Programs and Events
Thursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 NH Route 175, Campton (603)-536-5140

The building (1 mile north of Blair Bridge Road, Exit 27 off I-93) is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public, with refreshments usually served. Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 7, 3pm - Super Hero Crafts
Make a cape, wrist cuffs, a mask and more. All ages; registration requested

Wednesday, July 8, 3pm - Super Hero Training
Dodge obstacles, smash bricks, slide under lasers and more. All ages; registration requested

Thursday, July 9, 7pm - Teen Night- Open Mic Night
Kids in 6th grade and up can show their talent, display art work, etc. Registration requested

Friday, July 10, 4pm - Norman Ng, Magician!
All ages can come watch and participate in a magnificent magic show. No registration

Mondays, July 13 & 27 and August 31, 3:30pm - Lego Spectacular
Kids 5 and up can join us to build with Legos the last Monday of each month (usually). The creations will be displayed in the Children's Room until the next meeting.

Mondays, July 13, 6pm and August 3, 2:30pm - Family Movie
Check with the Library for the title, rated PG.

Mondays, July 13 & 27 and August 10 & 24, 7pm - Community Knitters
All ages and levels of expertise are welcome. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (usually, call to confirm). Contact: Nancy Conklin, (603) 707-6024

Tuesday, July 14, 1pm - Fairy Houses
Come build a fairy or gnome house at Fox Park. Bring anything you find outside (Sticks, leaves, rocks, pine cones, etc.). Registration required

Wednesday, July 15, 4pm - Critters 'n Creatures: Animal Heroes and Villains
Who is a hero and who is a villain? The answer may surprise you. Animals include a hedgehog, snake, armadillo and more. Petting session to follow. Recommended for ages 5+, however, all ages are welcome with supervision. No registration

Thursday, July 16, 1pm - Super Hero Science Lab: Bouncy Ball
Come make a bouncy ball. Registration required

Thursday, July 16, 1pm - Sewing: Super Hero Capes
Come decorate a pre-made super hero cape. Kindergarten+

Thursday, July 16, 6pm - FemLink: International Video Arts Collective Video Collage Screening
C. M. Judge and French video artist, Véronique Sapin hatched the idea for FemLink: the international video collage and became co-curators for the video project that builds a link throughout the world between women video artists and their work. One artist from each country creates a one to two minute video around a common theme. The New Hampshire Women’s Caucus for Art will host a screening of the FemLink collage, AGGRESSION, which deals with attitudes around the topic of violence, forcefulness and assertiveness. Q&A to follow the screening with co-curator, C. M. Judge. Free and open to the public.

Friday, July 17, 1pm - Early Literacy Crafts
Crafts and sensory activities are designed for those 3 and under. Registration requested

Friday, July 17, 5:30pm - Teddy Bear Sleepover
Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite furry friend to this special nighttime storytime. You and your stuffed animal will enjoy stories and activities, then your stuffed animal will spend the night at the Library, when the Library is closed. Come back Saturday to pick up your animal friend along with a photo album with pictures of what your pal did overnight at the Library. This program is recommended for children ages 3-7 years old. Registration is required.

Monday, July 20, 2:30pm - Local Hero Crafts
Police, fire fighter, garbage collector and more. No registration

Mondays, July 20 & August 3, 6:30pm - Nighttime Stories
Wear your pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or two for storytime. No registration required

Tuesday, July 21, 4pm - One Million Thanks!
Write a letter or draw a picture for a service man or woman overseas. No registration required

Wednesday, July 22, 11am - Music with Deb Stuart
Listen and participate in a family sing along. Supported by the Music Festival. Registration requested

Wednesday, July 22, 2pm - Bubbles at Fox Park
Make your own bubble wand and see what kind of bubbles it can make. No registration required

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays, 6-8pm - Plymouth Area Chess Club
Call 536-1179 for information

Mondays, 10:30am - Come Read to Willow
Come in to read to our resident therapy dog Willow, a good listener for any reluctant readers, young and old. Or just come in to say Hi, no registration required.

Online resources - Mango Languages can be accessed from your home computer for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Please contact the Library for details.

Passes available to numerous museums & centers, including Canterbury Shaker Village, Museum of NH History, Polar Caves Park, Shepherd-McAuliffe Discovery Center, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and Currier Art Museum, among others.

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

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

Wednesday, April 22, 7pm - Special Earth Day Documentary Screening: The Power of Place
New Hampshire conservation photographer and filmmaker Jerry Monkman tells a compelling story by exploring the issues surrounding the Northern Pass - its promise of bringing jobs and cheaper electricity to New England; the fears of those living next to the potential power line corridor; and the visual impact of the towers on iconic New Hampshire landscapes. The Power of Place combines interviews with experts and New Hampshire residents with distinctive landscape cinematography of the places that will be impacted by Northern Pass. The documentary will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker. Screening at Boyd Hall, PSU. For more information, visit


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

Serving communities of Bristol, Alexandria, Bridgewater, Hebron and Groton

Tuesdays, 9am - Craft Group
First & third Tuesdays of each month

Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & Events
Church Street, Canaan (603) 523-4333
Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm

You’ll love visiting 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

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

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

Serving the communities of Lebanon, West Lebanon, Hanover, Plainfield, Enfield, Etna and Lyme

Mondays, 11am - Crochet Club
Beginner and advanced crochet instructions

Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing

Fridays, 10am - Suite Notes Recorder Group