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April 01 - April 15
|COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)|
Errol Heritage Commission Historical DisplayMonday, 9-11am; Tuesday, 5-7:30pm; Thursday 8:30-11am
Errol Town Hall (first floor)
33 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3884 (Deb Freedman)
The public is invited to enjoy an old photo display, a peek into the rich historic past of the area.
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.
Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents...Great North Woods Committee for the Arts
Various locations, including Tillotson Center at 14 Carriage Lane (next to the post office, Route 26) in Colebrook
(603) 246-8998 or 237-9302
Tickets are available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main Street in Colebrook, as well as at the door on the night of the concert. Funds raised by concerts help the GNWCA continue its ongoing mission of bringing the arts to the Great North Woods. For more information on the GNWCA, as well as a schedule of upcoming concerts, visit the website or contact Charlie Jordan at (603) 246-8998 or 237-9302.
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsSelect venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-5500 or (603) 788-4044
The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is a "grass-roots" organization consisting of visual artists and artisans. The mission of the group is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Southeastern Quebec. Members are able to participate in exhibits, receive reimbursement for conducting workshops, and be involved with other art-related activities sponsored by CRAG. Artists and artisans (photographers, quilters, wood carvers, basket makers, jewelers, etc.) wanting to exhibit should visit the website or call (802) 266-3687. Various workshops offered - check website or call for details.
Artists exhibiting at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC). Francine Bigney is the artist of the month at the ISHC and Leo Mailhot is the artist of the month at the UCVH. Steve Bissonnette is the artist of the month at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. The artist of the month is a collaborative effort of CRAG and the Tillotson Center.
Additionally, CRAG members display at Fiddleheads in Colebrook, featuring a themed art exhibit each month. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or email@example.com; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.
Thursday, February 19, 4pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.
Happenings at Errol Consolidated Elementary School99 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3341
|GORHAM & BERLIN AREA|
Gorham Historical Society: Town and Railroad MuseumDepending upon volunteer availability; call or email in advance to confirm schedule
25 Railroad Street (by town park)
Gorham (603) 466-5338 (Contact: Reuben Rajala)
Explore the rich history of the town, the area and the railroad through artifacts, photographs, railroad exhibits and equipment, including Baldwin steam engine, B&M diesel engine, Russell snowplow and caboose. Museum located within a 1907 Grand Trunk Railway station (used as station until 1968), with a model railroad and unique Crockett-Quinn GTR Railroadania exhibit in railroad boxcars. Most of the museum and several boxcars are handicapped accessible. For more information, or to assure the Museum will be open when you are in town, call or email the Society. Admission is by donation.
Directions: Route 2 and 16 into Gorham (Main Street). Railroad Street is one block south of Main Street and the town common, near the Town Hall.
Visit www.randolph.nh.gov/Local%20Interest.htm for more event listings
Randolph Public Library EventsMonday & Wednesday, 3-8pm; Thursday & Saturday, 10am-12noon
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408
All events are free to the public. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.
For more information: email Laura Jamison or call at (603) 723-1004
WREN Workshops, Farmers Market & Technology ClassesTuesdays, 12noon-7pm and Thursdays 10am-2pm
WREN Works Maker Studio
117 Main Street, Berlin (603) 869-9736
Wednesdays, March 4 & April 1, 6pm - Free Fiber Arts Work Night, with Carol Walker of the Doll Dreamer
A non-traditional fiber arts group who enjoy creating in the company of other crafters. Besides knitting and crocheting, we embroider, tat, needlepoint, braid rugs, spin, make dolls, macramé, cross stitch and more. Whether you are a beginner or master, or are just interested in learning a craft, come check us out. Join our Facebook page, “Not your Mama’s Knitting Group.” Every first Wednesday of the month.
Every other Wednesday, March 11-June 17, 3pm - WINGS, with Laurie Jean Kramer
WINGS emphasizes the arts as a pathway towards self-knowledge and creativity. Through this program we share the richness of WREN with local children. Girls and boys, ages 7-14, are invited to take part in workshops and adventures. Register for one or all; drop-ins welcome.
Friday, March 20, 12noon-8pm - Open House at WREN Works Maker Studio
Join us for the “soft opening” of WREN in Berlin and share in our commitment to Berlin’s local economy and entrepreneurs with training and opportunities through WREN’s programs, markets and new public access technology space. Come in for a tour, free coffee or a chair massage.
Berlin & Coos County Historical Society MuseumTuesday-Saturday, 12noon-4pm (or by appointment)
Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center
119 High Street, Berlin
(603) 752-4590 or (603) 752-7337
The Moffett House Museum presents exhibits on Berlin's rich history, encompassing its cultural, ethnic and industrial legacies. The museum is highlighting its collection of military memorabilia.
Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"
Reading Room is available for perusing through high school yearbooks or doing research in the many "Brown Bulletins", city reports, antique ledgers and various historical documents. Genealogy research available.
Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham NotchSaturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2727
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
Wednesdays, 6pm - International Dinner & Adventure Series
Weekly dinner series of international cuisine, follows with an inspiring presentation. The family-style dinner features four courses and beverages. The after dinner program is a cultural and inspirational adventure presented by local and regional guides, explorers and travelers. Dinner is at 6pm, the program follows dinner. Reservations are recommended. Group rates for parties of 5 or more are available.
February 25 - Exploring the Portuguese Island of Madeira with Theo and Melanie Stibbons
Cuisine of Madeira
March 4 - The Natural History of St. Maarten with Larry Spencer
Cuisine of St. Maarten
March 11 - The Inca Empire- One Century of Tribal Dominion and Sacred Citadels with Larry Garland
Cuisine of Peru
March 18 - The Emerald Isle with Dennis Crean
Cuisine of Ireland
March 25 - Island Hopping- Trekking in Scotland and Iceland with Sue Rose
Cuisine of Iceland
Programs are free & open to the public (not including meals). Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change.
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Music in the Great North WoodsVenues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or (603) 326-3242 (information)
Music in the Great North Woods promotes and supports classical music in New Hampshire's North Country in new, as well as existing, venues. During the summer months, the non-profit organization sponsors a Master Organ Recital series and the Big Moose Bach Fest, with visiting musicians of international stature. Call, visit the website or email for detailed schedules and more information. Events are open to the public free of charge, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.
St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural HeritageSt. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-12noon & 1-4:30pm and Friday, 9am-12noon
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1028
Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets available in advance (at the Center's office or online) or at the door the night of the performance. 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.
Sunday, March 15, 2pm - The Asylum Saxophone Quartet
Arts Alliance of Northern NH is gearing up for a residency with an acclaimed group of outstanding young conservatory-trained saxophonists, with an afternoon of saxophone chamber music. Asylum Quartet, an energizing and award-winning quartet performs a wide range of musical styles and themes in their concerts, playing everything from lush classical works, minimalism and modernism to indie rock, world music and klezmer. www.asylumquartet.com
Saturday, March 21, 7pm - Suzie & David, New Hampshire's Folk Sweethearts
Susie Burke and David Surette have made a name for themselves as one of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene. Together since 1988, Susie and David have built a steady following for their own blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music. Burke's vocal style is both stunning and heartfelt,s matched by Surette's impressively fluid fretwork. Susie's musical tastes and influences are varied and numerous, encompassing contemporary and traditional folk, swing, country, topical songs, and a capella singing with detours along the way for Broadway show tunes and classic ballads. As a multi-instrumentalist, David brings a variety of stringed sounds to the duo. Both are well-respected within the folk music community, as is demonstrated by the fact that they have appeared as backing musicians on numerous recordings.
Saturday, April 18, 7pm - The Nick Grondin Group, jazz
Events at Gorham's Medallion Opera House & Town HappeningsGorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322 x3
Wednesday, April 8, 7pm - Evening with Tim Farrell
A master of the intricacies and melodic grace of fingerstyle guitar, Tim is among a rare breed of musicians who can make listeners experience music on a multitude of levels. His melodies captivate and enchant, while his playing expresses a simple elegance that celebrates the purity of the acoustic guitar. Tim is a highly-accomplished, award-winning guitarist whose roots and influences transcend genre, infusing craft, technique and melodic substance to create his own inimitable style.
Thursday-Saturday, April 9-11, 6pm and Sunday, April 12, 2pm - Gorham High School Production of "Cabaret: A Country Story"
Performances at the Gorham High School, 120 Main Street. Dinner from La Bottega Saladino's and Mr. Pizza will be provided at the night performances. There will be a special music-only matinee performance on Sunday at the Medallion Opera House.
Doors open at 5:15pm. Advance tickets are available at the High School Reception Desk from Anne Bennett; contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 466-2776. Additional tickets can be purchased at the door after 5:30pm on the night of the show on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information, find us on Facebook: Gorham K-12 Music, or check out our website at http://bccollia.wix.com/gmhsmusic4life. For additional information, contact Brittany Collia-Music Director at email@example.com.
Saturday, April 11, 1pm - Marvelous Marvin's STEAM Tour
Marvin teaches science & math through circus, magic, theater and more - fun for the entire family.
Sunday, April 19, 6pm - Contemporary world music guitarist and recording artist, Pierre Bensusan
Gateway Gallery & Gifts Showcases North Country ArtistsWednesday & 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 EventsBy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit at www.celebrate250.org or on Facebook at Haverhill/Newbury250th.
All lectures are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at Ladd Street School, 880 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10, at the corner of County Road), Haverhill.
Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 9am-4pm
91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill (603) 787-2539
The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. Why not call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center? Call Deb or JoAnne for more details. Gift certificates available.
Monday, March 23, 1pm - Pampered Chicks
Bath products is our focus this month (bath salts, bath bombs, etc…)
Tuesday, March 24, 12:30pm - Spring Photo Class: Flower Shoot
Join our resident photographer, Paul Anderson. Sign up at the Front Desk
Tuesday, March 31, 1pm - Easter/Spring Crafts, with Eileen Daly
Thursday, April 2, 11am - Easter Brunch
Friday, April 10, 12:30pm - Computer Class: Excel, with Paul Anderson
Fridays, April 10, 17 & 24, 1pm - Garden Club, with Eileen
The first week we will plan and prepare for our indoor herb garden. We can then spend some time discussing our own garden plans and learn from one another.
Mondays, April 13 & 27, 12:45pm - Sign Language Class, with Scott & Claire Gurney
Sign up at the Front Desk
Tuesday, April 14, 1pm - Jewelry Making Class, with Eileen
All supplies will be provided (donations benefiting HMSC are appreciated)
Thursday, April 16, 9:30am - Card Making, with Jeannie McKay
Monday, April 20, 1pm - Pampered Chicks
This month we will be making homemade soap
Tuesday, April 21, 11am - Annual 4H Fashion Show
Thursday, April 23, 9:30am - Designers' Place: Floral Arranging, with Jane (all supplies provided)
Friday, April 24, 12:30pm - Photography Class: Macro, with Paul Anderson
Saturday, June 6 - Horse Meadow Senior Center Annual Fundraising Yard Sale
Donations now being accepted
Mondays, 10:30am - Scrapbooking, with Eileen
Bring 6-8 photos, your adhesive of choice (glue stick or tape), and scissors. If you have your own supplies & album, feel free to bring them.
Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music
Mondays, 12:30pm - Designers' Place: Hearts & Hands Quilters
Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group
Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb
Thursdays, 12:45pm - Line Dancing with, Paul Williams
Orford Senior CenterCongregational Church
Dartmouth College Highway, Orford (603) 353-9107
You never know what might be happening at the Orford Senior Center, but you can be assured that the Tuesday lunch will be delicious and most likely there will be a neat program as well. It may be the local elementary school jazz band, a reading by an author or a talk by a local celebrity.
|LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA|
Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer ProgramsSaturday & 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 MuseumBy 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 & ProgramsSunday & Thursday, June-October, 1-5pm, and by appointment
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372
Housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course, the eclectic collection of artifacts reflects the town’s rural history. Exhibits include the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Landslide, the Waumbek Hotel, old tools, photographs and memorabilia.
Live & On Screen at Rialto TheatreRialto Theatre
80 Main Street (Route 2), Lancaster (603) 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.
PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584
The Colonel Town Players of LancasterLancaster Town Hall
25 Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788-4827
Since starting in the early 1970s, the Colonel Town Players have continuously produced shows, usually with a Fall musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional reviews and cabarets.
Rob Burbank, Director of Media and Public Affairs
Appalachian Mountain Club Programs in Crawford NotchAppalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-4453
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
AMC Kicks Off White Mountain “Artist-in Residence” Program
Recalling the celebrated 19th-century tradition of White Mountain “plein air” painting, the AMC is bringing back the Artist-in-Residence program to the historic Crawford Notch location of its Highland Center Lodge. Starting this fall, two New England artists will be the first to walk in the footsteps of Frank Henry Shapleigh, the famed White Mountain School of Art landscape painter who once resided at the former site of the Crawford House grand hotel. The AMC has since restored the original Shapleigh Studio, which was built in 1880 and is now listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. Much like in Shapleigh’s heyday, Crawford Notch’s newest Artists-in-Residence will share their creative talents with the Highland Center Lodge’s guests and visitors. In addition to offering a number of free activities, such as talks, demos, and exploratory hikes, the artists will also host multi-day workshops during their extended stays. This fall’s Artist-in-Residence program will focus on the art of “plein air” outdoor landscape painting, inspired by the early works of the White Mountain School of Art. Visit AMC’s Fall Guide for full details and to register for upcoming Artist-in-Residence workshops: www.outdoors.org/lodging/fallguide/nature-arts.cfm.
|LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)|
Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & LecturesWednesday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 5-7pm (also by appointment)
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159 (Carol Riley)
The Museum features memorabilia from the J.E Henry era, early resort hotels, sawmills, Logging photos and equipment, local schools, yearbooks, Tourist attraction, and so much more. The Museum is a former church that was built by J.E. Henry in 1909. We also now have a "satellite" museum. The owners of the Village Shops in Lincoln (the old mill site) have given us a store front in the complex and we have numerous photos and early maps on display.
The Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society has produced a beautiful cookbook, “A Taste of History,” in commemoration of Lincoln and Woodstock's 250th anniversaries, on sale at the Lincoln Public Library or by mail. These keepsake items will feed your stomach and your hearts with many heritage recipes, some dating back to 1909, as well as current day recipes from local residents. Each category is highlighted with vintage pictures of some of the area’s historic eating establishments. All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the museum building renovation project.
Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public LibraryMonday-Friday, 12noon-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, (603) 745-8159
The Library is selling Lincoln afghans, available only at the Lincoln Public Library. The afghans feature scenes of historic Lincoln, are 50" x 60", made in the USA, and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out. Artist on Exhibit
Wednesday, February 25, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Free, on the last Wednesday of each month. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire to the film showing.
Thursday, February 26, 6:30pm - Understanding Bobcats in New Hampshire
New Hampshire’s bobcats are on the rise – and on the move, showing up in places they’ve never been reported before. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Fish and Wildlife Steward Mary Goodyear's presentation is aimed at increasing public awareness about the status of bobcats in NH. The presentation includes information about the natural history of the animal, and the research taking place. Free and open to all.
Mondays, 3-5pm - LEGO Club
Preregister for this event. 6-12 year olds
Wednesdays, 4-5pm - Italian Study group
This group is open to all that would like to learn a language.
Fridays, 11am - Storytime
We will read stories, do a craft and enjoy each other's company. This program is free and open to all.
Happenings at the Linwood Senior ServicesLinwood Area Senior Center
194 Pollard Road, Lincoln (603) 745-4705
Located in the heart of New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains, you’re sure to enjoy the special celebrations as well as the regular meals. Bring a friend and drop by for a delicious lunch, enjoy the programming, and find out how you can be a part of this great community effort.
| Arts Alliance of Northern NH
PO Box 892, Littleton, NH 03561
WMNF & AANNH Artists in Residence ProgramsArtists in all media are invited to apply for the 2015 White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) Artist-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the WMNF and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. The program highlights the ways in which the arts can be used to explore and interpret the forest environment and forest-related ideas and issues. The residency offers professional and emerging artists in any art form from around the country (visual and performing artists, craftspeople, writers, composers and choreographers, eco artists and media artists) an opportunity to pursue their work while being inspired by the surrounding forest and, on several occasions, share their art and their artistic process with members of the public. Artists in residence are also invited to meet with and learn from Forest Service personnel in their areas of interest (wildlife, forestry, hydrology, etc.).
Applications will be accepted through April 17. The artist selected will choose a period of at least three weeks between July and September to be in residence. Download application materials from the website. Questions? Email email@example.com or call (603) 323-7302.
|LITTLETON AREA (including Bethlehem, Lisbon & St. Johnsbury, VT)|
| Contacts: President Dave Goldstone at (516) 592-1462 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711
Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website
Mailing list sign up (for activities): email@example.com
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & ClassesOpen year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
PO Box 395, Bethlehem, NH 03574
39 Strawberry Hill, Bethlehem (603) 869-5465
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) has been a landmark destination in the North Country since the early 1900s. The 1888 building on Strawberry Hill was purchased by the congregation and established as a house of Jewish worship in 1920. Originally used only in summer months, the BHC Synagogue is now in use year round by residents and visitors. The synagogue houses an extensive library and is presently establishing a North Country Jewish Cultural Center to display the growing collection of Jewish artifacts.
Regular religious services are scheduled for each weekend, July through mid-October, and for all days of the High Holy Day season. Religious school for children and classes for adults will also be offered. Please visit the website for detailed information on all events, classes and religious services. All are open to the public; registration is required for classes. Available for weddings, bar/bat mitzvah services, baby-namings and other life cycle events.
Contact: Kitty Bigelow, Executive Director, PO Box 591, Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & EventsFridays & 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.
League of NH Craftsmen Gallery & Littleton Studio SchoolLeague of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1066
The Littleton Studio School is an affiliate of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. The School is an extension of the League's mission to bring the experience of fine craftmaking to the North Country through classes and workshops for children, adults and seniors. Becoming a League of NH Craftsmen Member entitles you to discounts on workshops and classes, invitations to receptions and special events, in addition to other benefits.
Please call, email or stop by the League or the Book Store for the latest class schedule or to reserve your place in a class. The schedule is also available online, or email your request to receive updates on our workshop offerings. Any student under 18 will need a parent's signature. Unless noted otherwise, preregistration is required for all classes; full tuition is due at the time of registration. For more information and registration, call Tina Gorman at the school. Gift certificates available.
Connect with the Studio School using Facebook, Twitter and Blogging. Visit the website to learn what is happening in the Studio, and communicate with other students, the instructors and many others.
Mondays, through April 13, 2:30-5pm - Handbuilding, with Maria Neal
Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Whether it is working with slabs to create mugs, bowls or boxes or learning coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms, Maria's creativity is sure to build upon your love of clay to create fun and fabulous pieces. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students. Also offered May 4-June 8
Tuesdays OR Thursdays, through April 16, 6-9pm OR Wednesdays, through April 15, 9am-12noon - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to teen-adult students with any level of clay experience. Also offered May 5-June 11.
Wednesdays, through April 8, 6-9pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Lucy Golden
Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles. Also offered with Jean Matray, Thursdays, May 7-June 11, 6-9pm
Thursdays, through March 26, 9am-12noon or 1-4pm - Watercolor
Debbie Aldrich is an award-winning water colorist who will inspire students to express the art in their lives. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Any level is welcome. Ages teen-adult. Classes also available April 2-30.
Thursdays, through April 9, 6-9pm - Guided Open Session, with Jean Matray
Learn new techniques while working on your own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting, soldering or enameling. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Materials available for purchase.
Saturday, April 18, 9am-12:30pm - Beadweaving: The Un-Spiral Bracelet
This elegant bracelet is constructed using a flat, non-spiraling version of the spiral rope technique. In this class with Deb Fairchild, you will learn the technique basics and get some ideas for stunning variations. The Un-Spiral is an ideal introduction to beadweaving.
Saturday, April 18, 9am-5pm - Basket-making, with Ray Lagasse
Choose from an assortment of Ray's wonderful baskets, including Pack Basket, Market Basket, Double Pie Basket and Laundry Basket. Adult
Saturday, April 18, 10am-4pm - Enameling: Color Play, with Lucy Golden
Enameling is the age-old art of fusing colorful glass to metal. In this one-day workshop, beginning and ongoing students will be introduced to techniques of sifting, using stencils, and sgraffito, among others. Exciting colors of enamel are available. Millefiori beads, silver wire and foil can be added as accents. Students will have at least one finished piece by the end of the day.
Saturday, April 18, 1-4:30pm - Beadweaving: Dutch Spiral Bracelet
This tubular technique is beautiful and surprising…combining traditional peyote technique with openwork. In this class with Deb Fairchild, you will learn the secrets of the Dutch spiral and learn how to combine a variety of bead sizes to create the contours that add depth and interest to your beadweaving designs. Previous beadweaving experience is helpful but not required.
Tuesday, April 21, 9-11:30am - Kids 2D & 3D Cupcakes, with Nicole Knowlton
In the first part of this class students will learn how to draw, paint and decorate a cupcake. In the second part students will then bring their drawings to life. Using clay techniques such as pinch pots, coils and slabs students will make a 3D version of their cupcake.
Wednesday, April 22, 9-11:30am - Kids 2D & 3D Owl, with Nicole Knowlton
In the first part of this class students will learn how to draw, paint and decorate an owl. In the second part students will then bring their drawings to life! Using clay techniques such as slabs and texturing students will make a 3D version of their owl that can be hung up.
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26, 10am-4pm - Ice Resin, with Maria Gross
In this introductory workshop you will be using Ice Resin, a crystal clear jeweler's grade 2-part resin. The workshop will allow you time to explore its properties and go home with a finished piece of your choice. Instructor will provide the Ice Resin, a wide variety of materials and some copper sheet and tubing. No soldering experience is necessary.
Mondays, April 27-May 18, 4-6pm - Drawing From Nature, with Denise Crowley
Students will explore mark making with Pen and Ink using found objects from nature. We'll begin with a discussion of materials and exercises to become familiar with many techniques including line, stipple and crosshatching. Then we'll move on to create shape, dimension and texture using these techniques with our found objects for inspiration. Later on, we'll introduce ink washes and maybe even some color. This class is a beginner class, but some drawing experience is preferred.
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.
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The Rocks Estate Programs & EventsOpen 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.
Saturdays & Sundays, March 21 & 22, 28 & 29 and April 4 - NH Maple Experience
A treasured rite of spring in the area, the Maple Experience offers visitors a chance to learn about and participate in each step of maple sugaring. Participants drill holes in the trees, put taps in, and hang buckets. They also learn to identify different types of trees, so they can tap their own sugar maples at home. Maple Experience visitors will enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the historic Rocks Estate, with an interpretive guide on board each wagon, sharing some of the local history and information about sugaring. Tours include a visit to the sugar house, tucked into one of the many renovated historic buildings at The Rocks, where visitors will watch fourth-generation sugar maker Brad Presby at work. The adjacent interactive maple museum and education center features maple sugaring artifacts from the extensive collection of legendary Sugar Hill sugar maker Charlie Stewart. Visitors will also enjoy a maple syrup tasting – paired with the traditional fresh donut and sour pickle. Maple cooking demonstrations by local chefs will be staged each day at 12noon, and Kingdom Kernels Kettle Corn will be onsite with fresh popcorn in a variety of flavors, including maple. Maple tours are offered at 10am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm and 2pm. Reservations are recommended, with walk-in visitors allowed as space allows.
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 (www.forestsociety.org). 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 Theatre2050 Main Street, Bethlehem (603) 869-3422
On The New Hampshire list of historic places , the Colonial Theatre presents nationally acclaimed artists in an intimate theatre setting, independent and world cinema, quality family entertainment and community events to residents and visitors to The White Mountains. The Friends of The Colonial sees as part of its mission the enhancement of the quality of life for all area residents. As such, The Colonial encourages the use of the Theatre by other community non-profits for fundraising, enrichment and outreach, and offers the Theatre on a negotiable sliding scale.
Show your support today - membership benefits include: Discounts on all movie and Live! at The Colonial event tickets, preferred ticketing & no additional processing fees on Live! tickets, free tickets for frequent movie attendance, member prices for accompanying guests, ticket discounts at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, VT and St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, Berlin, and a free membership ice cream cone.
Tickets on sale now (Members only through April 3) for:
Thursday, April 30, 8pm - Richard Thompson, solo
Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world's most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson's music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others.
Friday, May 15, 8pm - An Evening with Leo Kottke
Fast and technically proficient, acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke is widely known for his innovative fingerpicking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz and folk music. A two-time Grammy nominee, Kottke has recorded over 40 albums in a career that's spanned more than 40 years. In concert, Kottke mixes his dry sense of humor with jaw-dropping instrumental selections from his storied career, playing solo on his signature 6 and 12-string guitars.
Saturday, May 30, 8pm - Caravan of Thieves
Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It's theatrical and humorous. It's musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs.
Saturday, June 6, 8pm - An Evening with Gaelic Storm
Gaelic Storm - the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band - is dishing up a hearty serving of Full Irish. Gaelic Storm has straddled the line between tradition and innovation for nearly two decades. The group infuses traditional Celtic music with modern influences, updating the genre for a new generation of fans raised on rock, country and folk.
Saturday, June 20, 8pm - Red Molly
Friday, July 10, 8pm - The Wood Brothers
Saturday, September 12, 8pm - Shemekia Copeland
WREN Local Works & the Gallery at WRENDaily, 10am-5pm
2011 Main Street & 22 Park Avenue, Bethlehem (603)
869-3100 or 869-9736
Dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods, the Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network's mission is to inspire, create and connect through economic, educational, personal and community development. Along with presenting 2 open-call member shows (in April & December), The Gallery presents 10 curated shows each year, with opening receptions on the First Friday of the month.
Exhibiting through March 30 - Into The Wild
Paintings and Jewelry by Deidre Blair and Lucy Golden
The exhibit will be a bold blast of vibrant color in the midst of a season typically marked by endless grey. Both artists find inspiration in the animal kingdom. Blair is known for her stylized paintings of elephants, owls and peacocks. Golden has had a life-long fascination with moths, and incorporates their spent cocoons into her jewelry by electroforming them in copper. The Gallery at WREN opens a new exhibit every First Friday of the month from 5-7pm, free and open to the public. These “meet the artist” receptions are a great way for the community to connect with artists, and for artists to network with each other as well as with potential buyers.
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.
Monday, March 23, 6pm - Marking and Artist Website 101
In this informative, hands-on workshop, artist and website designer Jason Tors will show you how to set up and launch your own art or photography website, focusing on SQUARESPACE. Create an account/url, choose from website templates, upload and organize your work, and watch it go live on the Internet. Bring your own laptop and 5-10 digital images of your artwork, in addition to an email account.
Friday, April 3, 5pm - Opening Reception: Annual WREN Member Spring Show
For more information, contact Katherine Ferrier, Gallery Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays, April 14 & May 12, 6pm - Write Night in the Gallery
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.
Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & EventsFridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend to last weekend in October, 1-4pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000
Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain, and iron furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school. Browse the new exhibit Readin' Ritin' Rithmetic: From the One Room School Houses of Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill to Our Present Day Regional Schools. The exhibit includes pictures of schools and children from Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill. In the 1860s there were more than a dozen schools in the three towns. Research traces the change from these schools to the current Lafayette Regional School and Profile Junior-Senior High School, serving the three towns and more.
The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. The Museum can be open by request at the Museum or Chamber of Commerce Booth at Franconia Town Hall. There is no admittance fee although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.
Saturday, February 14, 10am-4pm - Franconia Skating Party and Book Sale
The Franconia Heritage Museum is hosting its annual Skating Party at the Franconia Town Rink (behind the Abbie Greenleaf Library) from 12noon-4pm, with music to skate by. The outdoor skating rink is refurbished and has a nice warming hut. Hot cocoa and cookies will be provided. Skates may be rented at the Franconia Sports Shop on Main Street in Franconia. The Friends of the Abbie Greenleaf Public Library will be holding a book sale on the same day from 10am-2pm, a major fund raiser for the Library. Sponsored by Franconia Heritage Museum and Abbie Greenleaf Library (823-8424 or email@example.com).
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Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior CenterMonday-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.
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.
Wednesdays, March 25 and April 8 & 22, 1pm - Knitters Group
Second and fourth Wednesday each month (usually)
Friday, March 27, 1pm - Music with Uncommon Folk
Welcoming Sam and Paul for a very entertaining concert
Tuesdays, March 31 and April 7 & 21, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye
Tuesday, March 31, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "I've Got You Under My Skin" by Mary Higgins Clark
Thursday, April 2 - Birthday Dinner
Join us for fun and music, birthday cake and ice cream. First Thursday of every month.
Tuesday, April 7 - Traditional Easter dinner, as well as some fun and surprises. Wear your Easter bonnet for the parade.
Thursday, April 9, 1pm - Seasons of the Moose and All Its Majesty
Informative and interesting program with Candace Morrison, a Forestry Technician from Campton NH. Her program covers characteristics, classifiers, diet, reproduction, habitat, range, predators and mortality. This program will be on th right . Free and open to the public.
Friday, April 10, 1pm - Cake Decorating
Want to learn the secrets to a beautiful cake? We are pleased to welcome Brooke Glynn for a cake decorating class. Please sign up at the front desk. Room for 10 and a nominal charge to help cover the costs. This should be a fun and delicious program.
Thursday, April 16, 10:30am - Littleton Needleworkers
Thursday, April 16, 1:15pm - Lunch and Learn Series: Memory, with Kate Kelly
No charge if you have lunch at the Center. Sign up is necessary at the front desk.
Friday, April 24, 11am - Music with Wayne
It’s always a pleasure to host our favorite saxophone player and singer.
Tuesday, April 28, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "Angela’s Ashes" by Frank McCourt
Thursday, April 30, 1pm - Wildlife Encounter Program
This year we will be welcoming an
Arctic Fox, a Wallaby, a giant tortoise, a monitor lizard, a mini pig, and a pygmy goat. Thanks to our neighbors at Riverglen House for their generous donation to help sponsor this program.
Calling All Artists - The Senior Center will host an art show on May 8 to coincide with our Art of Spring raffle. There is no charge to display your
work, but we do ask that you call the Center to register with Phyllis, in order for us to be able to highlight your work to the best advantage. Artists can opt to display and/or to sell their work. What a lovely way to usher in Mothers day weekend.
Mondays, 1pm - Yoga (new members welcome)
Tuesdays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (any medium; all levels of interest welcome)
Wednesdays, 11am - Piano Music by Charles
Wednesdays, 3pm - Computer Classes (Call to signup and to confirm dates)
RSVP Knitters - Call for dates and times
Kool KineticsExhibiting at 42 Maple Gallery
42 Maple Street, Bethlehem (603) 575-9077
Kinetic Art is contemporary art, dependent upon movement for its effect. Exhibiting at 42 Maple, a church for kinetic and contemporary art, with a gallery having monthly showings of other artist and themed shows.
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Jackson Grammar School & Whitney Community Center EventsWhitney Community Center & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays, 3:30pm - Kripalu Yoga Classes
Classes are taught by Dixie Lea-Sunshine Yoga Community Alliance. For more information, call (603) 726-6955. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, or use one of the instructor's. No experience necessary, all levels welcome.
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Believe in Books Literacy Foundation EventsDaily, 9am-4pm
100 Acre Wood (go through the gate, across from Town Hall Road, and follow the signs to the parking area)
41 Observatory Way, Intervale (603) 356-9980
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is on FaceBook and Twitter. Individual, Family, and Corporate BIBLF memberships available. Member benefits include: Free Polar Express lottery entry, merchandise discount, monthly members-only Polar Express ticket drawing. Those who would like to volunteer for any of the activities or events listed below or future events can call or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trails in the Wood are open for the season, 7 days a week, 9am-4pm. Enjoy 10K of running, walking and biking trails in the enchanted 100 Acre Wood. Includes 1/2-mile Storybook Trail: "Sam's Snowy Day" by Mary Labatt
Maple Sugaring in the 100 Acre Wood
Guided tours through our Sugar Bush offered weekend afternoons, including a new "Tap Your Own" Program. Enjoy a wagon ride through the woods, learn about the history of sugaring, how to identify maple tress, tap for sap, collect and sample a tasting. Self-Guided tours can be done on our Maple Storybook Trail, which begins right near our Sugar Shack. This tour can be done anytime, however an inside peek at our Sugar Shack can only be done when we are open. Dress according to weather. We are grateful for all donations; net proceeds go directly toward our literacy programs. Details at http://believeinbooks.org/maple-sugaring.html
Saturday & Sunday, March 28 & 29 - Celebrating New Hampshire's Maple Producers Association 20th Annual Maple Weekend
If you are interested in volunteering in the Sugar Shack or to give short guided trails through the Sugar Bush, please contact Aimee.
Volunteers Needed for Outreach Reading and Character Breakfasts
Join in to read to the preschoolers or to dress up as Olivia or Pooh. Anyone who would like to read or dress up as a character can call or contact email@example.com.
Saturdays, February 28-April 18, 10am - Character Breakfast Series
Join us for a small breakfast, including pancakes with our own 100 Acre Wood Maple Syrup, a storybook reading and a visit from the featured character of the week. Plus use of the 100 Acre Wood Trail System for the day. Suggested donation.
April 4 - Rabbit
April 11 - Eeyore
April 18 - The Lorax
Through April 10 - Earth Day Lorax Writing Contest
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is hosting an Earth Day Writing Contest for children K-6 in honor of Earth Day Week and their 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration with Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.
Theater in the Wood
Wednesday-Saturday, April 15-18, 9:30-11:30am - 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration with Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax"
Includes a Storybook Trail walk through the Wood, the enactment of Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" inside the Theater in the Wood and a visit from he who speaks for the trees... the Lorax himself, followed by a brief discussion about recycling and some arts & crafts. Each child will also go home with a reusable gift bag filled with educational information and fun stuff to help them start "going green." Breakfast with The Lorax available Saturday, April 18. Scheduling local school groups April 15-17. Details at http://believeinbooks.org/earth-day-with-the-lorax.html
May 15-June 5 - Outreach Reading
Jodi will be going out for the last preschool visits of the school year with The Wild Thing and Martha the Talking Dog.
Monday, May 25 - 6th Annual Race for Reading 5K Trail Run/Walk & Kids Fun Runs
This is a great family event
Arts Council of Tamworth Programs & Concert SeriesTamworth Village (603) 323-0104 or 323-7182
The Arts Council of Tamworth (ACT), the first organization of its kind in New Hampshire, has been enriching Tamworth and the surrounding area since 1966. Visit ACT's website for more information, including ticket purchase, on all of the performances.
March 16-19 - Arts Council of Tamworth is excited to bring Vermont dancer, choreographer and spoken word artist Lida Winfield to Tamworth for school & community workshops and performances. Both workshops are free; donations welcome. Interested homeschoolers are welcome to participate. Contact the School at 323-7271 for the schedule. Lida Winfield’s residency is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program. Tamworth Caregivers can provide rides to performances and workshops for those otherwise unable to attend; contact them at 323-7697.
Monday, March 16, 3:30-5pm - Professional Development Workshop (for teachers in all grades and subjects)
In this experiential workshop at the K. A. Brett School in Tamworth, Lida will share tools for using movement in the classroom to support diverse learning styles. Come at 2pm, if you’re able, to see a performance of her show before the workshop.
Tuesday, March 17, 6:30-8:30pm - Dance and Movement Workshop
For all ages and abilities, No experience is necessary. Held at Runnells Hall, Chocorua.
Wednesday, March 18, 7:30pm - In Search of Air: Growing Up Dyslexic
In this dance and theater performance based on her experience growing up with a learning disability, Lida Winfield shares the gifts and heartache that accompanied her struggle to learn to read—which did not occur until her early twenties. This show is a mixture of funny, sad and ironic moments strung together in a creative and captivating format. Lida’s presence on stage expresses her life so clearly that it brings us closer to our own. Tickets will be on sale at the door at Runnells Hall in Chocorua; ticket revenues help support free workshops and performances in school and community—please invite your friends.
Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6 - Tim Eriksen and The Trio de Pumpkintown
Arts Jubilee Summer Concert SeriesCranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
North Conway (603) 356-5543 or (800) Sun-n-Ski
High energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of entertainment from Celtic-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.
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Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo GalleryThursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050
An award winning photographer, Dana Clemons has been photographing stunning landscapes for over 30 years, offering a large selection of unique, award-winning photographs of the White Mountains and surrounding region. Archival prints, matted or tastefully framed. Also on display and for sale at: White Mountain Artisans Gallery, North Conway; League of NH Craftsman, Littleton & Meredith; Zeb's General Store, North Conway; Flossie's General Store, Jackson Village.
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Mount Washington Valley Band 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Events368 Drake Hill Road (off Route 16), Albany (between Chocorua & Conway) (603) 447-2280
A progressive oasis on 455 mostly wilderness acres in the splendor of New Hampshire’s White Mountains is poised to welcome you and yours. 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.
Our 2015 summer program begins in 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.
White Birch Books EventsMonday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street (just south of the park), North Conway Village (603) 356-3200
Saturday, February 21, 3-5pm - White Birch Books Welcomes Local Author Bill Lockard
White Birch Books is pleased to welcome local Jackson author Bill Lockard to an afternoon book signing at the bookstore. His first book is "Circles in Circles," a captivating story aimed at young readers. Raising a daughter inspired in Lockard a deep appreciation on the importance of self-esteem, honor and perseverance. In Circles in Circles, he weaves a tale of love and adventure that is meant to instill these values into young adult readers. It’s a warm story about teenagers seeking their way in life with each other and the adult world. Looking deeply into personal feelings, it relates the lives of two maturing teenagers, Becky and Kyle, who draw on their inner strength to experience success in adventure and love as they go out in search for answers in a complex world.
Tuesday, February 24, 5:30-7pm - White Birch Books Welcomes Local Canfield Protégé, Michael Kline
Canfield Protégé Michael Kline will be at the store to talk about Jack Canfield’s book, "The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be." Kline, the founder of Kline Seminars and a Canfield Trainer & Success Principles Expert, knows the principles first hand, as well as being personally trained by Canfield. Just back from assisting Canfield at his 5-Day Breakthrough to Success Training, Kline will have many personal tales, inside scoop and practical advice for this entertaining and interactive evening. Kline has spent the last year being personally trained and mentored by Canfield so that he could turn around and teach the Success Principles to others. Whether the goal is to be an Olympic athlete, a better parent, healthier, richer or gain more balance in life, the Success Principles are the answer.
White Birch Books' Mystery Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month at 7pm.
Thursday Night Book Group meets every fourth Thursday of the month and is open to any and all readers.
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Jeanne Limmer Dance Classes and PerformancesJeanne Limmer Dance Center & The Branch at Eastern Slope Plaza
Reporter Court Street (off Main Street), North Conway Village (603) 356-3422
Home of Axis Dance Company. Classes for all ages and levels, preschool through adult, in the various styles and techniques of dance including: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Creative Movement, Pre-ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern, Movement Exploration, Fitness and AIE Studio Workshops.
Steel Dreams, Community Steel Band, Seeks ParticipantsTuesdays, 7-8:30pm
903 West Side Road, North Conway (603) 447-5107
Come join the Mt. Washington Valley intergenerational community steel band, Steel Dreams. All are welcome and no previous musical experience is necessary - just the love of rhythm and music. The community steel band movement is growing throughout New England with more than 30 bands now participating in the Annual Northeast Pan Festival. The fun and excitement of playing in a steel band is a great way for individuals, families and community groups, to come together create music and bring the Caribbean groove to our town. The joyous sound of the steel drums lightens your heart and makes your feet want to dance. Besides the unique fun of playing the music, participating in a steel band fosters teamwork, discipline, respect of others, community awareness and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
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Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUBOngoing - Friday evenings (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub
March 27 & June 12 - Paul Hubert
April 3 & May 8 - Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
April 10 & June 19 - Julia Velie
April 17 & May 22 - Middle Ground (Cindy Duchin & Peter Heimlich)
April 24 - Audrey Drake
May 1 & June 26 - Doug Hazard
May 15 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
May 29 - Jon Sarty
June 5 - Roger Sorlien, Katie O’Connell & ?
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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.
General information about events at PSU is available at http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu
PSU and Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & EventsMonday-Friday, 11am-5pm
Plymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869
Contact the Silver Center Box Office for tickets to all Silver Center events; use the specific PSU contact email for the particular PSU event for information and attendance at PSU events.
Plymouth State University courses & events:
PSU is offering several graduate-level courses, including an online course, leading to a Certificate in Historic Preservation. For more information and to register, call 535-2636 or visit www.plymouth.edu/graduate/academics/degrees/masters/med/heritage-studies/historic-preservation/
Interested in earning your masters in Integrated Arts? PSU offers an M.Ed in Integrated Arts for classroom teachers, visual arts and music teachers and all those who believe in the power of the arts. Also offered is a CAGS in Arts Leadership and Learning for those more advanced in their careers who already hold a masters degree but wish to further develop their abilities in the arts, learning and leadership. Contact Dr. Trish Lindberg, Coordinator, at email@example.com to schedule a meeting time to discuss your options.
Upcoming Auditions for TIGER(Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility)
TIGER is looking for two male performers and one female to join its Emmy-award winning professional educational theatre company helping children deal with difficult social issues since 2002, based at PSU. This is a part-time Wednesday through Friday paid position, touring from Plymouth, NH throughout New England each week. TIGER Performers need to have strong acting, singing, and dancing/movement skills as well as a love of children.
Auditions will be held April 29-May 2 at Plymouth State University. For an audition slot, please contact TIGER Tour Manager, Pam Irish at 535-2647 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to learn more about our company, feel free to visit the website at: plymouth.edu/tiger
Saturday April 11, 8:30am-3:45pm - Conference: Protecting the Creative Spirit
Copyright, Intellectual Property Law, and the Creative Arts - welcoming community members, faculty in higher education, artists, students across the creative arts, PSU alumni, historians, arts educators, museum educators, non-profit arts organizations, and legal consultants.
Your Legal Rights and the Art You Create; Estate Planning for Artists; What an Art Agent Can Do for your Career; Copyright, Intellectual Property, Trademark and Social Media; Basic Business Models for Artists; Dispute Resolution in the Arts; Understanding Commissioning
Fee includes continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch. Free for Plymouth State University faculty, staff and students.
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.
Sunday, March 29, 7pm - Hot Rize, with special guests Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers
Hot Rize has been astounding the bluegrass world with a fresh, contemporary approach to traditional music with their unique style, powerful songs, tight-as-a-drum ensemble playing and dynamic stage show. They won the first Entertainer of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. With great anticipation by their fans, this summer the band released their first studio album in over 20 years. They've been called "the Lamborghini of bluegrass" by longtime fan Garrison Keillor; "the connective tissue that links the great founders of bluegrass with the modern tradition" by Steve Martin who had them play at his wedding. "One of the greatest bands in any genre of music," says Dierks Bentley. Mike Gordon of Phish calls them his favorite band. www.hotrize.com/home/ Also appearing with Hot Rize will be special guests Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers. Held at Hanaway Theatre
Wednesday, April 8, 7pm - Alpin Hong
Pianist Alpin Hong has been called “Victor Borge, Horowitz, and Billy Joel all in one” for his unique combination of stunning technique, emotional range and humor that brings audiences young and old to their feet. His astonishing ability to connect people of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds to music distinguishes him and shapes his evolving performance style. Mr. Hong has performed at Carnegie Hall and a holiday celebration at the White House. Held at Smith Recital Hall
Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or (603) 536-9639 or (603) 536-2090
Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome.
Fridays, March 27 and April 10 & 24, 11am - Plymouth Writers' Group
Second & fourth Fridays each month
Thursday, April 2, 9am - The 1st graders from Thornton Central School will be decorating Easter eggs with us. Stop by and join the fun.
Tuesday, April 7, 11am - NH State Trooper Sharon Kopp will give a demonstration with her bomb-sniffing dogs. Trooper Kopp and her team train regularly at the Center, but this will be a special demonstration of their skills.
Tuesday, April 7, 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.
Wednesday, April 8, 11am - Plymouth State University Social Work Club Annual Spring
Some of our friendly volunteers from PSU will be preparing and serving a ham lunch for us as well as providing entertainment.
Wednesday, April 22, 11am - Fashion Show
Wear your own wild and earthy styles to help us celebrate Earth Day. Join us for a fun hour of earthy fashions modeled by our very own staff, friends and volunteers. Call Gail or Diane to join in the fun. Luncheon to follow.
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.
Community Clay Center Classes & EventsMonday, 12noon-3pm; Tuesday, 10am-8pm; Wednesday, 11am-3pm; Thursday, 4-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-4pm
620 Tenney Mountain Highway Suite C, Plymouth (603) 536-3222
Celebrating the art of ceramics and the craft of pottery in Central New Hampshire
Galleria Giovanna Fine Art ExhibitsBy 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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Karl Drerup Art Gallery & Silver Center Exhibits & EventsKarl Drerup Art Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm
Silver Center for the Arts Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am–10pm; Friday, 8am–5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12noon–6pm (and during performances)
Plymouth State University, Plymouth (603) 535-2614
A vibrant center of art, visual culture and new media, the Karl Drerup Gallery (KDAG) is located on the first floor of the Draper & Maynard Building at 17 High Street. Exhibitions range from traditional shows to contemporary trends. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. For Gallery and exhibition information, contact Cynthia Robinson at email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 24, 4-6pm - Opening Reception: Annual Juried Student Exhibition
The visual arts are alive, diverse, and thriving at Plymouth State University! Every year, students from all levels of art making submit their best efforts to this competitive exhibition. Visiting jurors from regional art galleries and arts organizations select excellent works from each level of instruction including an independent level that encourages and nurtures independent, self-directed creativity. Exhibiting at Karl Drerup Art Gallery through April 11
Monday, March 30 - Call for Entries Deadline: "Force of Nature"
KDAG and The Women's Caucus on Art, NH Chapter present "Force of Nature: A National Juried Exhibition" July 6-August 14. The Arts Alliance of Northern NH will be working with them on several programs during the exhibit. Here's the call for artwork: "When women demonstrate their feminine power and energy in positive ways that command deep respect, they are often referred to as a FORCE OF NATURE. Broadly interpreted, concepts might range from myth and legend to the personal, historical or political. Artwork considering Nature (as in Mother Nature and her natural forces), eco art and ecofeminism are also strongly encouraged." Individuals and collectives can submit up to three artworks - 2D, 3D, video, installation and performance acceptable. Visit www.wcanh.org/index.php/exhibitions/force-of-nature for prospectus, entry details.
Artistic Roots Center Classes, Exhibits & Featured ArtistsDaily, 10am-6pm
Artistic Roots Cooperative Gallery and Education Center
73 Main Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2750
Artistic Roots brings the local community and artists together in a celebration of creativity, through workshops, classes, community events, gallery receptions, outreach and collaborative projects. The Gallery features only original, juried, locally-crafted works of art. Numerous classes available; check website for details. Preregistration is required for all classes, at least one week in advance; class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. Scholarships available. Visit the Gallery or call to register or request a brochure and registration form. Got an idea for a class? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Parties at Artistic Roots
Celebrate your child's birthday with an art workshop designed from his/her wishes, ideas and themes. One-and-a-half hour party workshops are available on weekends year round. The instructor will work with you to personalize the experience to the greatest extent possible. Call for more info.
Sundays, 2-4pm - Open Knitting Table
Bring a knitting project to work on. Polly Bartlett will be available to offer her expert advice. Free and open to all.
Sundays, 2-4pm - Nalebinding, wtih Virginia Miller
Nalebinding predates both knitting and crochet. It uses a single needle. Learn this ancient art of needle work. Class size: 1 to 2 students
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am - Open Spinning Table, with Polly Bartlett and Heather Baldwin
Get together with other spinners to work on your craft and enjoy each other’s company. Free and open to all.
Eagle Pond Authors' Series at Plymouth State UniversityPlymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Main Street, Plymouth (603) 535-ARTS
Named for the ancestral home that has inspired much of his work, this series honors Donald Hall and brings to campus some of the most widely read and revered authors to the PSU campus.
Thursday, April 2, 7pm - Mark Wunderlich
Wunderlich's books include "The Anchorage," "Voluntary Servitude" and "The Earth Avails." "The Anchorage" bravely takes up the raw mess of desire and pain, the cold ache of longing and loss, and in sleek and searing poems exposes the way we live now to the larger powers of the racing heart and the radiant imagination. Listen to him read his poem "Driftless Elegy" here: www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/driftless-elegy As a teacher, Wunderlich has taught in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, Ohio University and San Francisco State University.
All readings are free and are followed by a reception and book signing at Smith Recital Hall. Advance tickets are not necessary but recommended to ensure admission. Information about the Eagle Pond Authors' Series is available from series director Diane Jeffrey.
The Blair Bridge is presently closed for repairs, seek an alternative route.
For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Judy Landry at (603) 726-3081
Campton Historical Society Programs and EventsThursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 NH Route 175, Campton (603)-536-5140
The building (1 mile north of Blair Bridge Road, Exit 27 off I-93) is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public, with refreshments usually served. Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December.
Monday, April 20, 7pm - De-lighted-An Encounter with Theodore Roosevelt
In a life of sixty crowded years, Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) crammed not just a political path that culminated in two terms as President of the United States, but a career encompassing the roles of naturalist, rancher, soldier, big game hunter, conservationist, police commissioner, governor, explorer and the author of more than thirty books, hundreds of articles, and of tens of thousands of letters. In his incredible range of interests, he is rivaled only by Thomas Jefferson as the most intellectually accomplished man to inhabit the White House – a name he officially bestowed on the presidential residence. His achievements in office loom large in American history: the Panama Canal; national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and monuments; consumer protection; national defense; and corporate regulation, while transforming the Presidency into an activist role it has since never lost. Many of the issues he confronted and causes he embraced are still with us today.
Dwight Wilder passionately believes the best history teaches not just “what happened,” but also “what it was like.” A retired school administrator, Wilder earned his BA in History from Johns Hopkins, with graduate work at Harvard, Southern NH University and Rivier College. He is a long-time volunteer educator for the Appalachian Mountain Club, and since 1995 has been portraying Theodore Roosevelt to classes in schools, at historical societies and sites, with conservation organizations, and through Colby-Sawyer College’s Adventures in Learning program. Audiences have described the experience as “being in the same room with TR - he speaks like him, dresses like him, and even looks like him!”
Corner House Inn Storytelling Dinners22 Main Street (junction Routes 109 & 113), Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
Thursdays, 6:30pm - Storytelling Dinners are held from the Thursday before Halloween, and continues every Thursday evening (except holidays) through the end of May. Storytelling begins after dessert and coffee are served. For reservations and more information, call or email Don Brown at Corner House Inn.
March 26 - Marion Posner & Kate Vachon
Marion’s stories are both humorous and profound, weaving truth with fantasy about life in the British Isles. Her characters are often drawn from English, Irish and Scottish lore, which reflect her own upbringing in the British Isles. She both narrates and plays the various characters that appear in her stories – often using local dialects. Marion will be joined in her tellings by Kate Vachon, whose sound effect talents embrace a most tuneful playing of the Turkey Baster.
April 2 - Mark Chamberlain
A native of the state of New Hampshire, he currently resides with his wife and thousands of honeybees. Both at times become characters in his personal adventure stories. Besides his original stories, he loves to tell his own versions of traditional folktales that are both humorous and thought provoking.
April 9 - Libby Franck
April 16 - Angela Klingler
April 23 - Bonnie Marshall
April 30 - Olga Morrill
May 7 - Lynne Cullen
May 14 - Bob Reiser
May 21 - Simon Brooks
May 28 - Season ending Storytelling Gala
Dinner & a smorgasbord of tales told by a variety of tellers
Pease Public Library Programs & EventsMonday-Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm
1 Russell Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2616 or 536-2369
Through April 17 - Changing America Exhibit and Art Show
Telling a story of Liberty and the American Experience, linking the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the March on Washington in 1963
Through May - Art Exhibit: Civil Rights=Civil Society
Tuesday, March 24, 5:30pm - Pysanky: The Art of Ukrainian Egg Decorating
Pysanky are Ukrainian Easter Eggs, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs, using beeswax and dyes that are applied in layers. This tradition is very old and its beginnings reach back to antiquity, when in attempting to understand creation, ancient people developed myths in which the egg was perceived as the source of life, the sun and the universe. Please join us for a hands-on class with Roman & Stephanie Sywenkyj, where you will create your own Pysanka. Sign up for this class, limited to 12 people. to learn how to make these beautiful eggs.
Wednesdays, through April 22, 10am - A Changing America Program: I Have a Dream Storywalk
Follow a storywalk of Martin Luther King Jr’s. famous speech illustrated by Kadir Nelson around the Library.
Thursday, March 26, 3pm - Technology Learning Series: Basics of Excel
A free class on how to perform basic tasks in Microsoft Excel. In this class, we will be learning how to create, format, save and print spreadsheets—plus much more. Excel is perfect for both business and personal use. We encourage you to attend one of these classes before you attend one of our intermediate classes. This class assumes that you already have a basic computer knowledge and computer navigational skills. You must sign up for this class – space is limited.
Thursday, March 26, 3:30pm - A Changing America Program: American Girl Doll Club!
Before hand read Meet Addie (books available at the library). Then, come discuss the book (bring your dolls if you’d like). Make a friendship bracelet for you and your doll and share a snack. 3rd grade and up. We plan to make club a monthly event.
Friday, March 27, 10am - A Changing America Program: My Dreams
We want to know what your dreams are! Create a collage, a poster, etc. for us to hang on our I Have a Dream wall in the children’s room. Submit by March 30
Friday, March 27, 3:30pm - Kids Sewing
Bring a favorite old shirt you just can't part with and join Joan Luehrs to make a pillow. 2nd grade and up.
Friday, March 27, 6:30pm - Rally Round the Flag: The American Civil War Through Folksong
Woody Pringle and Marek Bennett present an overview of the American Civil War through the lens of period music. Audience members participate and sing along as the presenters explore lyrics, documents and visual images from sources such as the Library of Congress. Through camp songs, parlor music, hymns, battlefield rallying cries and fiddle tunes, Pringle and Bennett examine the folksong as a means to enact living history, share perspectives, influence public perceptions of events, and simultaneously fuse and conserve cultures in times of change. Showcasing numerous instruments, the presenters challenge participants to find new connections between song, art and politics in American history. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public.
Monday, March 30, 3:30pm - Lego Spectacular
Kids 5 and up can join us to build with Legos
Monday, March 30, 5:30pm - Learning Technology Series: Intermediate Microsoft Word
Microsoft’s Word program lets you create, edit and share work quickly and easily. Most people can open and work with a document in Word; it’s the most popular word processing program in the world. Learn how to navigate around Word menus to create the appeal that you are looking for in your documents. This intermediate class assumes that you already have computer navigational skills and have basic Word skills.
March 31-May 22 - Spring Storytime
Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:15am - Storytime for Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Join in for singing, dancing, finger plays, rhymes and of course books.
Tuesdays, 1:30pm and Wednesdays, 10:30am - Storytime for Preschool (ages 3-6)
Join in for books, some fun songs to get the sillies out, and a craft. Registration required.
Thursdays, 10:15am - Music with Miss Becky (ages 0-6)
Join Miss Becky for a music and movement group. Sing songs, read books and dance. Ages 0-6, no registration required.
March 31-April 3, 4:30pm - Lego Mindstorms
Come learn basic coding and build a Lego Mindstorm. Each day will build on your skills to learn how to code, build and command a robot. Sign ups required. For grades 4 & 6; limited to 8 kids.
Tuesdays, March 31 & April 28, 6pm - Muslim Journeys Book Discussion: The Journey Continues
Exploring new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world through the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf. http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/
March 31 - "The Arabian Nights" by Husain Haddawy, Translator, based on the 14th century manuscript edited by Muhsin Mahdi (http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/22)
April 28, 6pm - "Acts of Faith: the Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation" by Eboo Patel (http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/43)
May 14, 4pm - "Rúmí: Poet and Mystic" by Rúmí (1207-1273), translated and introduced by Reynold A. Nicholson (http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/31)
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 31 & April 1, 7pm - PES Shakespeare Comes to Calamity Creek!
Thursday, April 2, 3pm - Technology Learning Series: Introduction to Powerpoint
PowerPoint is a program that allows you to make visual presentations throughout a series of slides. In this class we will look at the components to create a presentation such as adding new slides, choosing fonts, and how to insert pictures. Also we will cover how to save and view your slideshow. Prerequisites: familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, and using basic elements of Windows operating system. You must sign up for this class – space is limited.
Friday, April 3, 3:30pm - Book Worms Book Club (K-2)
Geronimo Stilton: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye
Saturday, April 4, 10:30am - Easter Egg Hunt
Mondays, April 6 & 13, 5:30pm - Learning Technology Series: Intermediate Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application, part of Microsoft’s Office Suite, featuring calculation, graphing tools, tables and a macro programming language called Visual Basic. It is a way to store and configure numerical information so it can be presented in a usable form for presentations. This intermediate class assumes that you already have computer navigational skills and basic Microsoft Excel skills.
Mondays, April 6 & 20, 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, April 7, 6:30pm - Paul Carroll, Irish Balladeer: Raised On Songs And Stories
Paul grew up in Dublin during the ballad boom of the sixties where the pubs were packed with folk singers and ballad groups. It is there that he found a love for the music and songs that were to be part of his life. He credits his mother for giving him the gift of song. She was a fine singer in her own right and he remembers fondly the "hooleys” in the house. His latest CD, called "The Road You Take”, has just been released.
Thursday, April 9, 3pm - Learning Technology Series: Introduction to Facebook
Learn the basics of what Facebook is and how social media could be useful in your life, how to create your own account, how to navigate around once you have an account, and more. This free class assumes that you already have a basic computer knowledge and computer navigational skills.
Thursday, April 9, 5:30pm - Teen Night
Kids in 6th grade and up can join us for jewelry making and Wii games. We will be deciding what we want to do for summer programs. Please bring a snack to share (gluten-free pizza will be available).
Friday, April 10, 7pm - Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?
How many screens do you have in your home? Between your phones, iPods, tablets, laptops, desktops and televisions, chances are you have many more than just one. Up to date research on the impact on screens on young children will also be included. Presenter Hans Mundahlis is a consultant & technology integration strategist.
Tuesday, April 14, 6:30pm - Changing America: March on Washington 1963
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his most famous address at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, but others spoke too. Interested in the connections between the Civil Rights Movements of the WWII-era and the 1960s, John Krueckeberg will highlight the ways King’s address intersects historical trajectories started by three who "shared the podium” with him that hot summer day: Marian Anderson, A. Philip Randolph and James Farmer. John aims to allow us to better appreciate the historical complexities of King, the event, and the directions the Movement took afterwards. John Krueckeberg, PhD, is a PSU Professor of History.
Thursday, April 16, 3:30pm - Tinker Time: Perler Beads
Monday, April 20, 6:30pm - Changing America: Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and How He Relates to the National Movement to End Slavery
In 1838, giving up a lucrative 19-year legal practice in his native Plymouth and moving to Concord, he became editor of the abolitionist newspaper Herald of Freedom, to which he had been contributing articles since its 1835 founding by the New Hampshire Anti-Slavery Society. His editorial writings, noted for an impulsive, unaffected and witty, sometimes sarcastic, style as well as for poetic descriptions of nature, were widely reprinted in New York Tribune and other anti-slavery newspapers, under pen name "The Old Man of the Mountain." Presenter: Rebecca R. Noel, PhD PSU Associate Professor of History
Wednesday, April 22, 6:30pm - Dan Szczesny: The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie
When journalist and hiker Dan Szczesny and his nine-year-old ward, Janelle, first set foot on the trail to Mt. Kearsarge in November 2011, neither of them knew that this easy hike to one of the state's most popular mountain tops would change both their lives. But what followed was a hiking odyssey that lasted over a year as the two hikers crisscrossedthe state on their way to a 225-mile epic attempt to complete a little-known hiking list called The 52 With a View.
Thursday, April 23, 3pm - Learning Technology Series: Introduction to Skype
This class assumes that you already have a basic computer knowledge and computer navigational skills.
Saturday, May 9 - Mother's Day Tea
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.
Online resources - Mango Languages can be accessed from your home computer for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Please contact the Library for details.
Passes available to numerous museums & centers, including Canterbury Shaker Village, Museum of NH History, Polar Caves, Shepherd-McAuliffe Discovery Center, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and Currier Art Museum, among others.
Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State UniversityTuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Wednesdays, 10am-7pm; Saturday & Sunday 12noon-5pm (closed PSU holidays & closings)
Plymouth State University
34 Highland Street, Plymouth (603) 535-3210
The Museum of the White Mountains preserves and promotes the history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provide unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving students, researchers and the public. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours. Please call Libby Griffiths or email her at email@example.com to discuss and schedule group visits.
Tuesday, April 7, 7pm - Leadership, Uncharted Territory, and Global Identity: A New Conversation
Majka Burhardt draws upon her 15 years of experience producing multi-stage international ventures, focused on current cultural issues of global significance, to provide thrilling keynotes and seminars at tradeshows, conferences and company events around the world. She shares the keys of dynamic risk assessment honed from years of rock and ice climbing in unknown corners of the world. Attendees will become master explorers with Majka and come away with simple, concrete ways to shift challenges into possibilities and power to use their intuition to ignite passion for change. Through engaging new interpretations of leadership, teamwork and global capacity building, Majka will have your team following their newfound intuition within ten minutes. Meeting at Boyd Science Center Room 144, PSU. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1633371900226263/
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Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & EventsBristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395
Tuesdays, 9:30am - Craft Group
Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & EventsChurch 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 & EventsMonday-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.
Happenings at Gordon-Nash LibraryTuesday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
69 Main Street, New Hampton (603) 744-8061
Thursday, March 26, 7pm - Not In Front of the Children: The Art and Importance of Fairy Tales
"Once upon a time. . ." is a magical phrase that promises the beginning of a memorable story. Where do our fairy tales come from, what do they tell us about ourselves and our history? Why have they been censored and changed and how have they retained their currency and popularity today? Ingrid Graff discusses these fascinating tales and why we should keep telling them to our children. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite fairy tale to this NH Historical Society presentation. A NH Humanities Council program, presented by Ingrid Graff, free and open to the public.
Fridays, March 27 & April 10, 3:30pm - Art Club!
Try something new or bring along something you have been working on. An extraordinary workshop led by an award-winning artist Jessica Fligg, a New Hampshire Institute of art graduate. Drop in and make art - supplies included in fee. All teens and adults are welcome. 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month.
Wednesday, April 15 - Noon Book Group
For every meeting, the group reads a book and then engages in a deep (but friendly) discussion about it.
Thursdays, through April 16, 6pm - Conversational Spanish
Wednesday, April 22, 7pm - The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Traveling Entertainer
Musical humorist Charles Ross Taggart performed in various lyceum and Chautauqua circuits all across the country for over 40 years starting in 1895. A fiddler, piano player, comedian, singer and ventriloquist, he made at least 40 recordings on various labels, as well as appearing in an early talking movie four years before Al Jolson starred in "The Jazz Singer." Adam Boyce portrays Mr. Taggart near the end of Taggart's career, c. 1936, sharing recollections on his life, with some live fiddling and humorous sketches interspersed in this living history program. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public.
Thursdays, 10:45am - Children’s Story Time
Always a new book and a new story. Suitable for all ages, but intended for pre and elementary school audience.
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