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October 31 - November 14
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

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
Exhibiting at Great North Woods Interpretive Center
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.

Please visit to view a promotional video relating to CRAG. ArtSpider does a superb job of promoting the arts in New Hampshire.

Artists exhibiting at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC). JoAnn Boydston is the artist of the month at the ISHC and Pauli Gilbert is the artist of the month at the UCVH. CRAG members JoAnn Boydston and Pat Klinefelter are exhibiting at the Great North Woods Interpretive Center.

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

CRAG's Second Annual Silent Auction at the gallery at Fiddleheads gives people the opportunity to bid on works of art members, and is ongoing until October 17. People can bid on photos, paintings and a two night stay at Jackson's Lodge on Lake Wallace by going to our gallery at Fiddleheads in Colebrook. A photo of the works of art is available on our Facebook page or website.

Thursday, October 16, 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.

Saturday, October 25, 9:30-11:30am - Workshop: Jacob’s Ladder
This is a new take on an old toy. Participants will learn how to construct a Jacob's ladder as the basis of a simple book form to display photos, art work such as collage, mini paintings, drawings or zentangles. Makes a great and unusual photo album, or unique format for poetry, haiku or quotes – wonderful for gifts. Can be used with many scrap-booking techniques. The class is open to all North Country residents; limited to 15 participants. To register, please contact Barbara Radovic at (603) 331-1390 or The class is funded by a grant from the Art Ventures Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Held in the Community Room at the Indian Stream Health Center.

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


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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

Saturday, November 1, 6:30pm - Witches, Pop-Culture and the Past
"Hang her!" cries the raucous spectator. In 1692, nineteen people were executed in Salem and hundreds imprisoned during a witch hunt we still discuss today. Robin DeRosa explains that when Salem tells its witch stories, history, tourism and performance collide, and "truth," both moral and macabre, vies with spooky thrills for its authentic place in history. This lecture, sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and Friends of the Library, promises to be a hair raising evening and is free and open to the public. A potluck supper precedes the lecture at 5:30pm; if attending, please bring "cauldrons" of food to share at the pot.

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

Family Resource Center 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.

Wednesday, October 22, 11:30am–1pm (Seating at 11am) - Annual Meeting and Community Luncheon
"Improving Communication in the Workplace"
A lighthearted and enlightening discussion, presented by Rene Rose, Adjunct Professor, Springfield College and Mental Health Counselor, Northeast Kingdom Human Services. Luncheon presented by the New Hampshire Culinary Institute at White Mountains Community College Bistro, Berlin, NH. Suggested donation, with limited seating – reservations required. To RSVP, call the Family Resource Center at 466-5190 x 300 or email

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.

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

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

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

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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
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 will be available at the door the night of the performance.

Permanent Exhibition: Scrapbook celebrating the history & story of St. Kieran Center for the Arts
Art exhibits are open for viewing during regular business hours (9am-4pm) Monday-Friday, an hour before all performing arts programs, and by special arrangement. There is no admission fee but donations to support the exhibit series are most welcome and greatly appreciated.

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

On Display through December 19 - Carla Broman Lapierre
This photographic display highlights over 30 works from Carla’s collection. Please join us to view the wonderful display of nature exquisitely captured in these pieces. The local artist will be on hand to discuss her works and share light refreshments with those in attendance. The exhibit and reception is open to the public and donations will be graciously accepted. Most of Carla’s exhibit pieces are available for sale and she has generously offered to donate a portion of the proceeds to St. Kieran’s to help keep the arts alive in the North Country.

Sunday, November 2 – FrancoFest 2014: A Celebration of French Heritage, featuring Quebec’s Genticorum Duo
Featuring authentic traditional homemade Franco-American fare, festivities and music. From 111:30am-1:30pm, we will host our fall fundraising dinner of homemade tourtiere’s, beans, coleslaw, dinner rolls, and a number of our hospitality committee’s finest desserts. Tickets for the dinner will be available at the door. While you wait to be seated, the main hall will be filled with French Music and Dancing as well as a display by our friends at the Moffet House. Your dinner ticket automatically enters you in our special Franco Fest prize drawings. At 2pm, the festivities will continue with our main concert event: Genticorum, Quebec’s Top Traditional Duo. The band was founded by musicians with an unparalleled passion for their musical heritage, literally raised on traditional music. Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, the energetic and original duo incorporates the dynamism of today’s North American and European folk cultures in their music. They weave precise and intricate melodies with gorgeous vocal harmonies and energetic foot percussion into a jubilant musical feast. Their distinctive sound, sense of humor and stage presence makes them a supreme crowd pleaser.

Sunday, November 16, 2pm – Berlin Jazz
Enjoy the best of the Big Band Era & popular favorites

Tuesday, December 9, 7pm – SPECIAL EVENT: It’s a Wonderful Life Live from WVL Radio Theatre

Upcoming performances include the 9th Annual Nutcracker Ballet, with holiday classic featuring 45 dancers from the Robinson Ballet Company, and we end the year with beautiful Christmas Concerts by North Country Community Chorus on December 10, 12 & 14

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

Wednesday, October 29, 6-7:30pm - Free Home Energy Workshop: Button Up NH
Learn How to Save Energy in Your Home
Tips for Do-It-Yourself Energy Saving Projects
Gain a Better Understanding of Building Science
Take Part in the Home Performance with Energy Star Program
Sponsored by: Gorham Hardware & Sports Center, Aubuchon Hardware, Caron Building Center, Family Resource Center, Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative
The workshop, conducted by independent Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified Energy Professionals, is free and open to the public. To register and for more information, contact OR contact Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) at (603) 536-5030. For information on state efficiency programs, go to the For Your Home tab on

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

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

HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)

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

Celebrating Haverhill's and Newbury's 250th Anniversary
A year-long celebration of "250 years as chartered neighbors" with Newbury. For more information, email Visit at or on Facebook at Haverhill/Newbury250th.

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

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

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

Friday, October 31, 11am - All Hallow’s Eve at The Haunted Halls of Horse Meadow
Food, fun & friends - Wear a costume if you dare. Prizes will be given.

Tuesday, November 4, 9am - Open Doors with Cyndi Wellman
Join us for a breakfast round table discussion and help us brainstorm ideas for 2015

Thursday, November 6, 9:30am - Designers' Place: Floral Arrangements, with Jane (all supplies provided)

Friday or Monday, November 7 or 11, 9:30am-12noon - Photo Sitting & Portrait Class
Horse Meadow Senior Center is offering, to the public, a photo sitting with our award winning photographer, Paul Anderson. You will receive a 5x7 portrait placed on the background of your choosing, from solid colors to Christmas or winter scenes. Those interested in developing their photography skills are encouraged to join Paul at 10am on Monday for a Class on Portraits. Sign up at the Front Desk now.

Tuesday, November 11, 11am - Honor Our Veterans
Join us as we welcome the Oxbow Chapter of DAR, and together recognize our Veterans and Auxiliaries. Special patriotic music by Phyllis Vogul.

Thursday, November 20, 11:15am - Thanksgiving Celebration
Music by Trudy and the Pioneers will be followed by a traditional Thanksgiving feast

Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28 - Center closed for Thanksgiving

Mondays & Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb

Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music

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

Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group

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

Orford Senior 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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) 684-1121

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

Rob Burbank, Director of Media and Public Affairs
(603) 466-8155

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

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

AMC Kicks Off White Mountain “Artist-in Residence” Program
Recalling the celebrated 19th-century tradition of White Mountain “plein air” painting, the AMC is bringing back the Artist-in-Residence program to the historic Crawford Notch location of its Highland Center Lodge. Starting this fall, two New England artists will be the first to walk in the footsteps of Frank Henry Shapleigh, the famed White Mountain School of Art landscape painter who once resided at the former site of the Crawford House grand hotel. The AMC has since restored the original Shapleigh Studio, which was built in 1880 and is now listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. Much like in Shapleigh’s heyday, Crawford Notch’s newest Artists-in-Residence will share their creative talents with the Highland Center Lodge’s guests and visitors. In addition to offering a number of free activities, such as talks, demos, and exploratory hikes, the artists will also host multi-day workshops during their extended stays. This fall’s Artist-in-Residence program will focus on the art of “plein air” outdoor landscape painting, inspired by the early works of the White Mountain School of Art. Visit AMC’s Fall Guide for full details and to register for upcoming Artist-in-Residence workshops:
October 17-20 - Crawford Notch Artist in Residence: Landscape Painting with Michael Vermette
Featuring Master Painter Michael Vermette, your experience will begin with a presentation on the great masters who painted studies of the White Mountains. In the days that follow, Vermette will demonstrate two approaches used in painting plein air: painting in oils and in watercolors. You will produce many studies over the weekend in one of the region's most beautiful and dramatic sites.
October 24-26 - Mountains of Stars: Amateur Astronomers Weekend in The White Mountains
Observe the stars from the dark skies of northern New Hampshire, and stay at the beautiful Highland Center Lodge, centrally located in the White Mountains. Two nights of dark sky observation during the new moon, astronomy presentations, and short talks.
October 31-November 2 - Ghosts of Crawford Notch: History Weekend
This program focuses on the rich history of Crawford Notch with tours of the Notch and area historical sites, such as the Willey House, Crawford Cemetery and Pet Cemetery, the Mount Washington Hotel, and more.
Kristen Steele

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

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

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

LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

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

Find more information on the
website and please direct all
questions to Vicki Etchings at

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

The North Country Center for the Arts presents professional Broadway musical shows, presented in alternating repertory.

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

Saturday, November 1, 6pm - Day of the Dead Movie Fest
Enjoy family fun, Halloween games, costume contests and food El Charro Mexican Restaurant (with adult beverages available at the bar) and a trio of classic Halloween movies: Young Frankenstein (PG) will start at 6:40pm, followed by The Addams Family (PG-13) at 8:45pm. Come in costume to get $5 off admission. For the first time ever, Jean's Playhouse will screen a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) at 11pm. Bring your sense of humor... and some toast. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without an adult.

November 7-9, Friday & Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm - Honk! Jr.
Honk! Jr. is the story of Ugly, an awkward duck whose gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey, he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms. Presented by our Jeans Teens youth program, in partnership with our friends at the Lin-Wood School.

Just around the corner is the triumphant return home of our first ever attempt at a National Touring production, A Christmas Carol. This joyous retelling emphasizes the spectacle and the wonder of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. We are pulling out all the stops to create a spectacular Christmas production that you and your family will never forget, at Jean's Playhouse on December 21 & 22.

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 Pemi Historical Society has produced a beautiful cookbook in commemoration of Lincoln and Woodstock's 250th anniversaries, on sale at the museum, Lincoln Public Library and Fadden’s General Store. 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. All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the museum building renovation project.

Thursday, October 30, 6pm - UPHS 29th Annual Meeting: Why Stories Matter in Our Lives
Thatcher Freund, the presenter for this program, will talk about the importance of stories in our lives and why we need to preserve them. Free and open to all; refreshments served.

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

Lincoln Public Library and Believe in Books Literacy Foundation present Storybook Trail
A fun, family literacy activity... take a walk along the trail, and read a children’s story. Starting at the Loon Mountain Picnic area on Route 112, the story changes each Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire to the film showing.

Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm - A Supernatural Evening at the Lincoln Library
Join Jeff Belanger for a multimedia lecture, Q&A, and book signing. A Supernatural Evening offers a world tour of haunts, ghostly evidence, and discussion. This event is free and open to the public, held at Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln.

Sunday, November 9, 6-8pm - Ladies Night Out Expo

Mondays, 3-5pm - LEGO Club
Preregister for this event. 6-12 year olds

Wednesdays, 4-5pm - Italian Study group
This group is open to all that would like to learn a language.

Fridays, 11am - Storytime
We will read stories, do a craft and enjoy each other's company. This program is free and open to all.

Happenings at the Linwood Senior 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

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

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

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

The BHC 2014 calendar includes the debut of the White Mountain Jewish Film Festival at the Colonial Theatre; this year's theme is The Jewish-American Experience. A classical concert series features musicians from the North Country Chamber Players and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Holocaust historian Geoffrey Brahmer returns to present the story of poet Avrom Sutzkever of the Vilna Ghetto. Other activities scheduled include a Writing Workshop, hiking, Books of Jewish Interest Book Club and more. All events and activities are open to the public.

Monday, November 10, 12:30-8pm - Rabbi Levi Selwyn, noted rabbi and Torah scribe, will visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation to inspect our five Torah scrolls, make small repairs as needed, and provide information about the age and origin of each scroll and possibly even the original scribe. The event is open to the community and media to watch the ancient biblical art of the Torah scribe and the tools used. Conversation with the rabbi, along with a Q&A session is scheduled for 5-6pm. This is a rare event and of great importance in a Jewish community. For more information contact Dave Goldstone at or Emily Cowan at

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

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

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

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The Rocks Estate Programs & Events
Open daily, year-round
The Rocks Estate
4 Christmas Lane (off Route 302), Bethlehem (603) 444-6228 or (800) 639-5373

Owned by The Society for Protection of NH Forests, the landmark 1,400-acre Rocks Estate includes numerous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers Agri- and Eco-tourism opportunities throughout the year. Picnic areas, hiking, skiing & snowshoe trails. Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street in Bethlehem, is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. Facilities include a classroom, educational trails, pond and picnic sites. For more information and a calendar of events, please call, email or visit the website.

Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the New Hampshire Maple Experience at The Rocks and visit the Maple Museum, housed in one of many carefully restored historic buildings on the Estate. The museum includes a collection of historic and modern tools used in sugaring. A video played inside the sugar house provides a virtual tour of the springtime sugaring process. The extensive trails system at The Rocks is open daily, year-round, from dawn until dusk. Leashed pets are welcome to accompany their people on the trails. For visitors using their smart phones, The Rocks also offers a Mobile Tour, where visitors may learn more about the history of the Estate, modern day conservation and management practices there, and the different types of Christmas trees grown on the farm.

Weekends, September 27-October 18 - Tag-Your-Own Christmas Tree
Find a perfect Christmas tree in the fields of firs at The Rocks, then return to cut and purchase your tagged tree anytime from November 22 through December 24. The Rocks Marketplace, Gift Shop, and Maple Museum are also open during this time.

Select Wednesdays, 7pm - Bretzfelder Park Programs
These free programs are part of the Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series, owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests ( All are welcome. The summer series is held Wednesdays in August, and the winter series is held Wednesdays in February.

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

Sunday-Tuesday, 7:30pm; Wednesday, 5:30pm (2 for 1 night); Friday & Saturday, 5:30pm & 8pm - Movies
October 26-29 - Last feature film of the season: Frank
An offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank, a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara.

Friday & Saturday, October 30 & 31, 7:30pm - National Theatre Live encore presentation: Frankenstein
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terr ifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. Tickets available at the door

Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm - Björk: biophilia live
A concert film that captures the human element of björk's multi-disciplinary multimedia project: biophilia. Recorded live at björk's show at London's Alexandra palace in 2013, the film features björk and her band performing every song on 'biophilia' and more using a broad variety of instruments-some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable.

Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director,

The Frost Place Museum Events & Readings
The Frost Place Museum will re-open on Saturday, May 23, 2015
158 Ridge Road, Franconia (603) 823-5510 (office) or 823-5048 (museum)

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

The Frost Place honors the legacy of Robert Frost and encourages the creation and appreciation of poems, offering three poetry writing conferences (in the summer months) and two competitions. Study poetry in the beautiful White Mountains of NH at the former home of Robert Frost. Come be inspired by the landscape, write and study with some of the best contemporary poets writing today. Upcoming programs include:

The Frost Place 2015 Contests
Submissions Period: October 1-December 31, 2014
2015 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place
2015 Frost Place Chapbook Contest Sponsored by Bull City Press
For more information about the submission period and how to apply, visit the website.

Save the Dates
June 21-25, 2015 - The Frost Place's Conference on Poetry and Teaching
June 25-26, 2015 - Teachers As Writers Workshop

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 28, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "The Importance of Being Ernest" by Oscar Wilde

Friday, October 31 - Halloween Party
Come in costume to be in a special drawing. Plan on lots of spooky fun and frivolity.

Littleton Needleworkers - No meeting in November

Tuesday, November 4, right after lunch - Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body and Spirit
The Center is proud to present Ted Zalewski as he portrays Teddy Roosevelt. Ted has traveled all over the country as he brings one of our
greatest presidents to life. He has appeared at the White House, Mt Rushmore and even on The Today Show just to name a few. You won’t
want to miss this on Election Day.

Wednesdays, November 5 & 19, 1pm - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually)

Friday, November 7, right after lunch - Teddy Roosevelt's Nobel Prize: New Hampshire and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty
Charles Doleac presents this interesting program as part II to our series on Teddy Roosevelt. Mr. Doleac will also present the Senior Center with a tree to plant at a later date to commemorate “Portsmouth Peace Treaty Day.” This treaty was instrumental in the end of the Russo-Japanese war in 1905 which led to the Japanese giving the famous cherry trees that grace our nation’s capitol. As a result of his efforts, Teddy Roosevelt received the Nobel Peace Prize. Come learn more about this very interesting piece of history that occurred right here in NH.

Monday, November 10, 1pm - Mystery Trip
Return 2:30ish. Sign up at front desk.

Tuesday, November 11, 11:15am - Veterans' Day Program
We are very pleased to honor our Veterans with a wonderful musical program with our friend Phil Rivera. All veterans will be honored and recognized at a special lunch - Veterans eat for free.

Thursday, November 13, 1:15pm - Lunch and Learn Series: Natural Care for Dogs and Cats
This workshop with Kate Kelly is geared towards increasing wellness and well being of our furry friends. Holistic methods, as well as Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Acupressure, will be discussed. Sign up at the front desk or by calling.

Friday, November 14 - Musical Pajama Party Brunch
If you wear your PJs, we will give you a special raffle ticket. Great saxophone music with Wayne Klingler will begin at 11:15am.

Tuesday, November 18, 1pm - Line Dancing with Billye

Friday, November 21, 12:45pm - Christmas Gift Workshop
Cindy Noyes demonstrates and leads you through this all-natural class. Some of the gifts available to make are homemade sugar and salt scrubs, soaps and hand sanitizers, and room deodorizers. Cindy will also provide jars, containers, and decorations to make a truly unique and personal gift. Please sign up at the front desk.

Tuesday, November 25, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "A Thread of Truth" by Marie Bostwick

Saturday, December 6, 9am-1pm - Annual Christmas Bazaar
Calling all crafters - we are renting spaces and can provide large octagon tables. Lunch will be available for purchase from 11am-1pm. Please call Phyllis to save your spot.

Mondays, 1pm - Yoga (new members welcome)

Tuesdays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (beginners welcome)

Wednesdays, 11am - Piano Music by Charles

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

RSVP Knitters - Call for dates and times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October Author of the Month - Emily Kinney, author of "The Isle of Lote," a novel for young adults

October Artist of the Month - Heidi Sands

Monday, October 27, 10:30-11:30am - Learn to Play, Play to Learn
Family Place Workshop for age 1 to 3 years old and their caregivers. Series of 5 skips next week then runs through November on Mondays at 10:30am.

Monday, October 27, 6:30pm - Meet the Author: Emily Kinney
Join Kinney as she presents "The Author Gambol," a program about her writing career. Refreshments served. Open to all.

Tuesday, October 28, 6pm - Meeting of the White Mountain Storytellers Guild (all welcome)

Tuesday, October 28, 7pm - "Tales to Make You Tremble" a spooky story concert presented by the White Mountain Storytellers Guild. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Wednesday, October 29, 4pm - Annual Halloween Costume Parade for all ages on the Library lawn (indoors if rainy or cold). Please bring potluck goodies to share at the party after the parade. Tara will read some seasonal tales. The Library provides punch. Free & open to all ages.

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

Thursday, October 30, 7pm - One Book One Valley 2014 offers its culminating event with a live presentation by Amy Belding Brown, author of "Flight of the Sparrow." The program is at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity on Main Street in North Conway Village and is entirely free and open to the public, thanks to grants from the NH Humanities Council, the Pequawket Foundation, and the Ham Foundation.

Returning March, 2015 - Open Mic Night for poets, writers, acoustic musicians and storytellers of all ages. The first hour is open floor, then after a break for refreshments, the featured performer takes the spotlight. Mike Everyday shares his writing – some poetry, some prose – about living in the moment. Listeners welcome. Meets on the second Monday (usually) of March, May, July and September.

The Library offers an outreach program to day care facilities throughout the Town of Conway. Call to schedule the delivery of books, materials and/or live story times. These services are free.

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

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

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

Saturday, November 1, 7pm - ACT Benefit Auction
Enjoy a festive evening and support ACT’s Art Connects Us community-wide artist residencies with auctioneers Tom and Rob Troon at Runnells Hall in Chocorua. Doors open at 6pm for viewing and mingling. Come bid on thousands of dollars worth of unique and useful merchandise, gift certificates and services from massage to music lessons, from 12 kinds of pickles to many kinds of pie. Items to be auctioned include theater tickets, local foods & homebaked treats, gift baskets, passes and memberships to theme parks, museums and events, meals at local restaurants and one-of-a-kind original artworks. For an ever-growing list of auction items visit Beer, wine, sweet and salty treats.

November 12-14 - The Wholesale Klezmer Band Residency
The public has several opportunities to play and dance with and learn from Wholesale Klezmer band members. You’re invited to the Tamworth Lyceum in Tamworth on Wednesday, November 12, from 6:30-8:30pm for a workshop in traditional Yiddish song with Yosl Kurland. The workshop is free and open to all ages; no experience necessary. Donations are always welcome in support of our work in school and community. On Thursday, November 13, from 4:30-5:30pm, bring your instrument the Brett School to learn about Instrumental Klezmer music with Christina Crowder. Then stay and put your learning to use: ACT is collaborating with the K. A. Brett Health and Wellness Committee for their 8th Annual Harvest Dinner & Dance. Wholesale Klezmer band members will join the members of the CaravanBand, Tom Chiappisi, Anne Krom, Siena Kaplan & Allie Thompson for an evening of traditional contra dances AND traditional Yiddish dances. Dinner begins at 5:30pm - beans, stews, apple crisp and bread are provided, potluck salads and sides are welcome - and dancing at 6:30pm. This event is also free; donations are welcome. Singers and musicians who would also like to be involved in one or two numbers during the Friday evening performance can contact for details.

Friday, November 14, 7:30pm - The Wholesale Klezmer Band
If you’re not familiar with this rousing traditional music of Eastern Europe, with old roots in Romanian music and newer connections to American jazz, you are in for a treat at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. Their upbeat, danceable, festive music provides an unforgettable evening of comedy and drama and joy and sorrow.

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

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

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

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.

Eastman Performing Arts Center and Pace Galleries of Art
Box Office: Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm (or by appointment)
Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy
18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg, ME (207) 935-9232

Currently on exhibit, paintings by Robert Casper
Fryeburg Academy's Palmina S. and Stephen F. Pace Galleries of Art are free and open to the public Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-1pm, or by special appointment.

Thursday, October 30, 3pm - Met Opera Lecture Series: Macbeth
Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito presents his always informative and entertaining opera workshop. De Vito, a former amateur singer, has been studying the stories and music of operas for several decades and approaches the workshops as an opportunity to share some of what he's learned with others who enjoy music and the stage. The format is very informal and the content includes a synopsis of the opera's plot and some biographical background of the composer and the composition. The bulk of the lecture is spent listening to musical selections from the opera. No prior musical knowledge is needed to attend this series. The workshops, which are free and open to the public, will be held at 3pm at the LHE/PAC on the Thursday prior to the Saturday performance.

2014-2015 Met Opera Live in HD tickets are now on sale
The live simulcast's crisp HD picture and enveloping surround sound inside Fryeburg Academy's state-of-the-art theater creates an experience that will make you feel like you're actually watching the performance inside New York City's famed opera house. Lake Region Caterers will provide lunch one hour before each opera. Call 207-787-3327 to reserve your meal(s).
Saturday, November 1, 1pm - Carmen
Mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama of the ill-fated gypsy temptress, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.
Saturday, November 22, 1pm - Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini’s classic comedy, featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera
December 13 - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
January 17 - The Merry Window
January 31 - Les Contes d’Hoffmann
February 14 - Iolanta and Bluebeard's Castle
March 14 - La Donna del Lago
April 25 - Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncaval

Thursday-Saturday, November 6-8, 7:30pm - Fryeburg Academy presents Hairspray!
The Broadway musical hit tells the tale of Tracy Turnblad, who overcomes rejection and achieves her dream of performing on a TV dance show in 1960s Baltimore. Tracy is launched into stardom, but can’t stand that the show won’t allow integration and does everything in her power to make it happen. Hairspray is a show about accepting difference, so it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the diverse population of students, rarely found in Maine. Additionally, the collaboration of the entire Arts department, as well as mementos from Fryeburg Academy’s early '60s archival collection, will all be on display for a complete immersion in the era.

Friday, November 14, 7:30pm - Laurence Hobgood Trio
Grammy Award-winning arranger, composer, and former Kurt Elling-accompanist Laurence Hobgood brings his show to the LHE/PAC for an unforgettable evening of jazz. Hobgood has been described by renowned musician Dave Brubeck as "one of the most incredible pianists I have ever heard." The concert is a culmination of a three-day jazz Master Class taught by Mr. Hobgood, who will be working with Fryeburg Academy student musicians. Many of those students will join the trio on stage for their performance on the 14th. For those interested in providing additional support for this project, Benefactor tickets provide holders access to a pre-show hors d'oeuvres reception and an opportunity to meet Mr. Hobgood, and a signed CD for every 2 purchased.

Friday, November 21, 7:30pm - Asbury Short Film Concert
New York City's longest-running short film exhibition returns to the LHE/PAC for a fantastic night of award-winning shorts from all around the world. The show will feature Master of Ceremonies, Maine Art Scene Magazine Editor Brenda Bonneville and live music performed by the popular local folk rock band, Junco.

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

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

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

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

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

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, October 18, 1-3pm - New Hampshire Author, Cathy Strasser
Sugar Hill author Cathy Strasser appears with her first North Country thriller, "An Uncertain Grave." A stray hiker reports finding a body on Mt. Lafayette in the North Country, where rugged terrain and sparse population provides the space and isolation to keep any number of secrets. New Hampshire State Troopers Cliff Codey and Mike Eldrich set out to solve the case in spite of the weather, reticent locals and a bored, nosy New York reporter and his ambitious girlfriend who compete with the troopers to discover the victim’s identity. As the investigation widens, both teams contend with a variety of local residents who have secrets they don’t wish to share. In addition, a shadow from Cliff’s past soon intrudes on the current investigation, complicating matters further. All these threads combine as the killer prepares to take action to keep himself and his secret safe.

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

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

Steel Dreams, Community Steel Band, Seeks 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)

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

Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub

October 31 & December 5- Doug Hazard

November 7 - Tom Fleischmann & Hans Stafford

November 14 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)

November 21 & December 26 - TBA

November 28 - Starlight Honeys (Roger Sorlien, Katie O’Connell, Sam Tracy)

December 12 - Vagabond Blue (Jill Ducsai & Carolyn Ramsay)

December 19 - Julia Velie

December 31 - New Year's Eve

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Advice To The Players
PO Box 14, North Sandwich, NH 03259

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

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

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

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

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

Plymouth State University courses & events:

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

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

Thursday, November 6, 7pm - All New England Choral Festival (Hanaway Theatre)

Friday, November 7, 8pm - Miss Tess and the Talkbacks
By blending her knack for melodic and rhythmic improvisation and interplay with elements of honky-tonk, western swing and golden-era pop standards, Miss Tess and her multifaceted supporting band have arrived at a style simultaneously refreshing and hauntingly familiar. Their newest album is an album of covers that match their unique style from a diverse roster of artists such as Neil Young, Randy Newman, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt. At Hanaway Theatre

Sunday, November 9, 4pm - NH Klaviertrio
At Smith Recital Hall; call for free tickets

Thursday, November 13, 7pm - PSU Jazz Ensemble and Combo (Hanaway Theatre)

Thursday-Saturday, November 20-22 at 8pm and Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23 at 2pm - PSU Theatre: The Threepenny Opera (Studio Theatre)

Monday, November 24, 7pm - All New England Band Festival (Hanaway Theatre)

Tuesday, December 2, 7pm - PSU Guitar Ensemble
At Studio Theatre; call for free tickets

Wednesday, December 3, 7pm - PSU Chamber Players
At Smith Recital Hall; call for free tickets

Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior 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.

Thursday, October 30, 11:30am - Halloween Party
Dress up for free lunch and participate in the costume parade and “Monster Mash” lunch at 12noon.

Fridays, October 3-31, 12noon-2pm - Ceramics, with Fran
Sign up sheet at desk, or see Lisa for more details

Through November - Plymouth State University students are available for computer tutoring. Please call Diane at 536-1204 for appointments.

Tuesday, November 4, 12:45pm - Book Discussion Group
We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month’s selection will be available at the same time. You must sign up one month in advance to get and read your copy of the book. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more information, call Diane at 536-1204.

Tuesday, November 11, 11:30am - Veteran’s Day
We cordially invite all veterans and active duty members of all military branches to our commemorative luncheon. The Baker Valley Band
will perform a patriotic program as we recognize our service members. Come share our pride. Pot roast lunch immediately afterward.

Friday, November 14, 11am - Plymouth Writers' Group
Second & fourth Fridays each month

Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28 - Center closed for Thanksgiving

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists

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

Thursdays, 1pm - Memoir Workshop
Come join us for lots of fun and a great feeling of accomplishment. All are welcome.

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

Sidore Lecture Series at PSU
Plymouth State University, Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall
Main Street, Plymouth (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869

Monday, November 17, 7pm - Erin O’Brien: Voting Laws Are Racist
The recent legislative efforts to restrict voter access and the implications for our democracy

All Sidore events are free and open to the public; advance reservations are recommended. Free tickets available at the Box Office. Each talk is followed by a reception with refreshments. For more information, contact Mark Fischler at 535-3143 or

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Mail: PO Box 417, Center Sandwich, NH 03227

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art Exhibits
Thursday-Monday, 10am-5pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, by appointment
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.

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

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

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

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Surroundings Art Gallery - New England Art
Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 12noon-5pm; closing December 7
12 Main Street, Center Sandwich (603) 284-6888

The Gallery specializes in original fine art in a variety of mediums (oil, water color, pastels, acrylics, sculptures, etc). You will also find folk art painted on chests, barrel staves and other objects.

Surroundings offers art classes which will accommodate the first timer as well as those who have some experience in painting. Each class is tailored to the interests of the students, but generally includes a demonstration, discussion, practice time, and individual feedback. You can be a beginner or experienced artist for these classes. The techniques and instruction will apply to all levels. The instructor can tailor the discussion and help to any level of expertise. Supplies are available on an a la carte basis. We will need a minimum of 4 people at each class for it to be held. For more information, visit the website.

Customer Appreciation Event
Normally, the Gallery has an "Oldies but Goodies" sale at the end of the year. In its place, during this Gallery-wide customer appreciation event you will be able to purchase anything in the Gallery for 20% off between now and December 7 (our last day of operations). The website has been updated to show the artists that are participating and the art that is available.

Surroundings Gallery will be closing December 7, its last day operations, as the owners have decided to retire. Please call or email for additional information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 17, 7pm - Mt Washington Avalanche Center, Presented by Justin Preisendorfer
The Mount Washington Avalanche Center is operated by the US Forest Service and is our country’s oldest public avalanche forecasting operation. In addition to forecasting the Center has the unique role of overseeing search and rescue operations in Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines during the snowy months of the year. Former snow ranger Justin Preisendorfer will incorporate video and photographs in his program, which focuses on the evolution of the program and their current operations. Justin Preisendorfer is a NH native who fell in love with the White Mountains at a young age. A close call in Tuckerman Ravine as a teenager made him decide to enhance his skills, give the mountains a little more respect, and pursue a career where he could share his love of the mountains. He worked as a snow ranger on Mount Washington for eight years before coming to work out of the Forest Service's Campton office. Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming events: December 6 or 7 (keep checking) - Community Holiday Concert and Cookie Swap

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

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

October 30 - Haunting Ghost Stories
The Corner House Inn kicks off its 27th consecutive season of Storytelling Dinners with a Ghost Story Gala - six different storytellers will be on hand to tell their favorite spine-tingling stories. Appearing: Ed Fayle (whose interest in the spirit world has created a special connection with “Clarence” – the Corner House resident ghost); Joan Veilleux, a naturalist and sometime mountain guide from Brownfield ME will be sharing a tale about a sasquatch-like creature in the New England wilderness. Lauretta Philips whose repertoire includes folk tales, legends, and some of her own very tall tales. Peter Brodeur (aka Bearded Turtle) is best known to Corner House audiences as a teller of Native American stories. Annually voted by fellow “trick or treaters” as having the best “witch’s cackle,” nationally recognized storyteller Angela Klingler's love is telling “scary stories” and haunting legends. Shelley Hersey - scary stories are among her favorites to tell.

November 6 - Michael Parent
Parent, a Franco-American Mainer, is a storyteller, singer, writer and actor. He tells folk and original stories (he's been called “the storyteller of the underdog”) and sings a variety of songs, traditional and otherwise (in both English and French). He received the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network in 1999.

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

The current art exhibit is by Paulette Brace.

Thursday, October 30, 3pm - Created Equal: Film Series on Civil Rights - Slavery By Another Name
Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thousands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II. Based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by Douglas Blackmon. Join us this fall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We will view four films and have two discussions by PSU professors in December.

Thursday, October 30, 5:30pm - Teen Night: Halloween Party
Wii games and more. Bring a snack to share. For those in 6th grade and up. Please sign up at the front desk. Held on the first Thursday of every month (usually).

Sunday, November 2, 2pm - Rebecca Rule will share stories from her "Live Free, Eat Pie" book. Held at the Inter-lakes High School Auditorium, this is part of the Lakes Region Read. Sponsored by a grant from the NH Humanities Council, free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 6, 3pm - Created Equal: Film Series on Civil Rights -The Loving Story
The moving account of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage. Their struggle culminated in a landmark Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia (1967) which overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the United States. We will view four films and have two discussions by PSU professors in December.

Through November 7 - Fall Storytime
Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:15am - Storytime for Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Join us for singing, dancing, finger plays, rhymes and of course books. Registration required.
Tuesdays, 1:30pm and Wednesdays, 10:15am - Storytime for Preschool (ages 3-6)
Join us for books, some fun song to get the sillies out, and a craft. Registration required.
Thursdays, 10:15am - Music with Miss Becky (ages 0-6)
Join Miss Becky for a music and movement group. Sing songs, read books, and dance. Registration required.

Friday, November 7, 3:30pm - Bookworms Junior Book Club: Bink and Gollie, by Kate DiCamillo
For grades K-2. Please sign up in advance. Book copies for loan at the Library for the participants to check out a month before the book club takes place.

Friday, November 7, 4:15pm - Hooked on Books Junior Book Club: A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd
For grades 3-4. Please sign up in advance. Book copies for loan at the Library for the participants to check out a month before the book club takes place.

Monday, November 10, 3:30pm - Page Turners Junior Book Club: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
For grades 5-6. Please sign up in advance. Book copies for loan at the Library for the participants to check out a month before the book club takes place.

Mondays, November 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, November 11 - Library closed for Veteran's Day

Thursday, November 13, 3pm - Created Equal: Film Series on Civil Rights - The Abolitionists
A small group of moral reformers in the 1830s launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable: the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the United States. We will view four films and have two discussions by PSU professors in December.

Tuesday, November 18, 6:30pm - Muslim Journeys: Perspectives on Arab Culture and the Influence of Islam
It is an understatement to say that current events have sparked curiosity about Arab culture and renewed interest in Arab-American relations. Migalli, originally from Egypt, discusses the cultures of the Middle East, especially the influence of Islam on various nations and people, with an emphasis on the developments in Egypt. Learn more about the status of Arab-American relations both at home and abroad, and explore the impact of the Arab Spring. Leader: Nabil Migalli,Graduate of Cairo University, National Center for Social and Criminological Research, and the Institute of National Planning.

Thursday, November 20, 3pm - Created Equal: Film Series on Civil Rights - Freedom Riders
The Freedom Rides of 1961 were a pivotal moment in the long Civil Rights struggle that redefined America. Based on Raymond Arsenault’s recent book, this documentary film offers an inside look at the brave band of activists who challenged segregation in the Deep South. Discussions will follow in December

Monday, December 1, 6:30pm - Created Equal: Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and How He Relates to the National Movement to End Slavery
In 1838, Nathaniel Peabody Rogers gave up a lucrative 19-year legal practice in his native Plymouth and moved to Concord to become editor of the abolitionist newspaper Herald of Freedom. His editorial writings were notable for an impulsive, witty, sometimes sarcastic style, with poetic descriptions of nature. Over the pen name "The Old Man of the Mountain," his pieces were widely reprinted in the New York Tribune and other anti-slavery newspapers. This talk will discuss Rogers’ influential career and courageous stand against slavery in the context of the abolition fight in New Hampshire and the nation. Leader: Rebecca R. Noel, Ph.D. PSU Associate Professor of History, Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Studies Education

Tuesday, December 2, 6pm - Muslim Journeys, a Reading and Discussion Series: In an Antique Land
Moving between past and present, anthropologist Amitav Ghosh presents a lyrical portrait of life in Egypt, as well as broad histories of that country, Tunisia, and India’s Malabar Coast. Ghosh weaves strands of his own life in rural Egypt into the story he is researching of a twelfth-century Jewish merchant and his slave. Exploiting an extraordinary cache of medieval documents in Cairo, Ghosh is able to piece together a fascinating story illuminating the reach of medieval Egyptian trade and cross-cultural interaction; he also tells of a form of slavery very different from the one familiar to most Americans. Leader: FilizOtucu, Ph.D. PSU Associate Professor of Political Science

Mondays, 10:30am - Come Read to Willow
Come in to read to our resident therapy dog Willow, a good listener for any reluctant readers, young and old. Or just come in to say hi.

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

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

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

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.


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

Tuesdays, 9:30am - Craft Group

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

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

Mondays, 9:45am - Knitting & Crocheting Group

Mondays, 9:45am - Gentle Style Yoga

Thursdays, 10am - Golden Ball Tai Chi

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

Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing

Thursdays, 9am - Crafts & Quilting

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