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August 02 - August 16
COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)

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

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

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

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

Summer Concert Series
All concerts will be held in the Tillotson Center, at 7pm.
Friday, August 1 - Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb
Loren and Mark's music is influenced by bbluegrass, jazz and western; their style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, and their songs feature Lorens superb vocals and some beautiful harmonies from

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

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

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

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

Artists exhibiting at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC). Francine Bigney is the artist of the month at the ISHC and Molly Campbell is the artist of the month at the UCVH. CRAG members JoAnn Boydston and Pat Klinefelter are exhibiting their photos and paintings at the Great North Woods Interpretive Center. Roxanne Herres is exhibiting her photos at the Tillotson Center. For more information about Roxanne, please contact her at

Additionally, CRAG members display at Fiddleheads in Colebrook, featuring a themed art exhibit each month. CRAG's Second Annual Silent Auction at the gallery at Fiddleheads in late August gives people the opportunity to purchase works of art at greatly reduced prices. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or

Thursday, July 17, 4pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.

Saturday, August 2 - Exhibiting at Stewartstown Day

Saturday, August 16 - Exhibiting at Pittsburg Old Home Day

Friday, August 22 - Exhibiting at the Tillotson Center during the Moose Festival

Women's Retreat in Northern NH, An Oasis of Simplicity
Enchanted Acres
Pittsburg (603) 582-5404

Women will have time for themselves for relaxation and rejuvenation, to experience living simply without electricity in a natural and rustic setting, to have the opportunity to read, write letters, express themselves creatively through mediums such as painting, collages, weaving, coloring, or to simply do nothing without feeling guilty.

Workshops are free for overnight guests and basic supplies will be provided. Participation will always be optional. Additional spaces may be available for those not able to stay overnight. Please contact Barbara for details and reservations via email, website or Facebook page.

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

Saturday, July 5, 10am-4pm - Errol's Independence Day Celebration Exhibition
Honoring the community's strong ties to the Androscoggin, exhibitors will be set up at the Errol School with a wide range of information and activities related to the River and its watershed. Fly fishing demonstrations will be included.
Also enjoy a guided paddle along the Upper Androscoggin into Umbagog Lake from 9am-12noon, Kids' Fishing Fun, Games & Log Rolling contest from 10am-12noon, Fire Depart Cookout from 12noon-3pm, "Summer Fun in the Great North Woods" parade at 1pm, the town's Annual Homemade Pie Contest and Auction at 3pm, and whitewater kayaking, rafting and wildlife pontoon boat tour at 4pm (free). The day ends with colorful fireworks at dusk. Details at


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Randolph Public Library Events
New hours: Monday & Friday, 4-7pm; Wednesday, 4-8pm; Thursday & Saturday, 10am-12noon
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408

Saturday, July 26 - Used Book Sale

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

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

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

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

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

Fridays, July 11, 18 & 25 - Friday Flicks!
Join us for an after dinner movie. AMC Staff picks the flick, you sit back and enjoy.

Saturday, July 12 - How Not to End Up in the Accidents Report in the Appalachia Journal
Appalachia Editor Christine Woodside will review some of the more memorable accidents analyzed in the pages of Appalachia over the past few decades by a crew of field-savvy Accidents editors. Maps of two popular and accident-rich areas, the Franconia Ridge and the Mount Washington area, illustrate. Join her to learn more about how to prevent slips, falls, bad routes, and other mistakes that have led to injuries, death, or just terrible inconvenience.

Sunday, July 13 - Appalachia Journey
Join Appalachia Editor Christine Woodside for a trip through time meeting the adventurers who were editors of Appalachia. Of special note: Miriam O'Brien Underhill, who pioneered the climbing of the 4,000-footers in winter.

Mondays, July 14 & 28 - Windows to the Wild
Join us for a showing of the NH Public Television production with Willem Lange, featuring AMC Huts. This program is part of our 2013 program series, AMC Huts: Celebrating 125 Years of White Mountain Hospitality.

Tuesday, July 15 - Intrepid Descent
This documentary captures the classic backcountry skiing experience of Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington and explores the rich history of the ravine, which has been home to triumph and tragedy since the early 1920s. A present day narrative takes viewers from the daunting hike and climb up the Ravine to the exhilarating descent over the lip, while interviews with experts, meteorologists, and rare historical footage provide a broad and dynamic view of Tuckerman's.

Wednesday, July 16 - Wednesday Night with a Ranger: Bats and White Nose Syndrome
Join Rebecca Peterman from the White Mountain National Forest. Rangers will present a program every Wednesday in July and August.

Thursday, July 17 - Frogs: The Thin Green Line
Frogs have been on this planet for more than 250 million years, evolving info some of the most wondrous and diverse creatures on earth. Today, they are at the center of one of the greatest mass extinction since the dinosaurs. Where the calls of frogs once filled the air, scientists now hear only silence.

Saturday, July 19 - Stars Above the Notch: Astronomy at Pinkham
Join professional astronomer Dr. Douglas Arion and his students from Carthage College for an evening of stellar observation. You'll have a chance to view the sky through powerful telescopes for an extraordinary peek at the cosmos. This program is part of AMC's ongoing series of astronomy and solar programs throughout the summer.

Sunday, July 20 - North Country Moose
Join Alan Stearne as he dispels the "Bullwinkle" myth of the moose and explains the purpose of the moose's morphology- form following function. Stearne will also discuss the moose's life cycle from calves to cows and bulls, as well as behavior, disease, reproduction, and interaction with humans

Monday, July 21 - Maple Sugar: A Contra dance band
It is a New England dance we do in lines. Eric Rollnick is the caller and will teach all the dances. Sandy Hatch will play fiddle and Candace Maher will play accordion, flute, and cello accompaniments. Wear comfortable shoes with soft soles and we encourage skirts that twirl. It is fun for all ages and great exercise for the whole family.

Tuesday, July 22 - White Mountain History Trail Blazing & Exploring in the 19th & Early 20th Centuries
Join Josh Gillenson, AMC Information Volunteer and long- time visitor to the Whites, for a glimpse of the men and women explorers who came before us.

Wednesday, July 23 - Wednesday Night with a Ranger: White Mountain Wilderness Celebration, 50 years of Stewardship
Join Frank Carus from the White Mountain National Forest. Rangers will present a program every Wednesday in July and August.

Thursday, July 24 - MicroCosmos: It's Jurassic Park in Your Own Backyard
Microcosmos captures the fun and adventure of a spectacular hidden universe revealed in a breathtaking close up view unlike anything you've ever seen. With its tiny cast of thousands, MicroCosmos leaves no doubt that Mother Nature remains the greatest special effects wizard of all.

Saturday, July 26 - Stories Behind the Stars
Join local naturalist Matt Krug for a discussion on the night sky followed by a trip outdoors to view the stars. Matt will show some of the major seasonal constellations, how to locate them, and some of the mythology connected to them. The program is for both beginners and those who are familiar with the night sky. We will focus mostly on what can be seen with the naked eye.

Sunday, July 27 - Over the Hedge
A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating... and learns a lesson about family himself.

Tuesday, July 29 - Two Days Before the Mast: Aboard the Charles W. Morgan, A 21st Century Sail on a 19th Century Whaleship
Built in New Bedford, MA in 1841, the Charles W. Morgan is the only surviving wooden whaleship in the world and the oldest wooden merchant ship in America. Following a multi-year restoration effort by Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, the Morgan was fitted out to sail this summer--the first time she has sailed since 1941. Join AMC's Rob Burbank for a photographic presentation on the Morgan's return to New Bedford this past June.

Wednesday, July 30 - Wednesday Night with a Ranger: Northern Goshawk
Join Chris Costello from the White Mountain National Forest. Rangers will present a program every Wednesday in July and August.

Thursday, July 31 - Meet the Coywolf
The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Tag along as scientist study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario's Algonquin Park, through parking lots, alleys and backyards in Toronto all the way to the streets of New York city.

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.

St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural Heritage
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1028

Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the performance.

Art Exhibit on display - William R. Scolere: Explorations Revisited 1

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

Season Memberships to all 2014 performances are currently available for Holiday Gift Giving. Season members enjoy free admission to over twenty exciting and diverse performances. Membership benefits also include advance mailings and personal invitations to special events including the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, the Francofest celebration, Swing for the Arts Golf Tournament, Art Exhibition Openings, receptions, and advance Nutcracker Ballet ticket reservations. As always, Nutcracker Ballet tickets are included in the membership package.

Monday, August 4, 7pm – Peter Krasinski, Organist, presents “Transcriptions and Improvisations”
Krasinski will be performing transcriptions of well-known orchestral works such as the Candide Overture, Finlandia, a Bach Arioso and a movement from Mahler's First Symphony on our historic Hook & Hastings organ, followed by an improvised Three Movement Symphonic Suite on three submitted themes (submitted in sealed envelopes). Mr. Krasinski specializes in the art of live silent film accompaniment, world wide.

Saturday, August 30, 2:30pm – Big Moose Bach Fest Concert presented in conjunction with Music in the Great Northwoods

Upcoming performances include: Inca Son: Music of the Andes Mountains, September 26; NH Symphony’s Choral Ensemble: Colla Voce, October 26; Le Vent du Nord or Genticorum, a Quebec Heritage Band for Francofest 2014, November 2; Berlin Jazz, November 16; the 9th Annual Nutcracker Ballet, and we end the year with beautiful Christmas Concerts by North Country Community Chorus on December 10, 12 & 14

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

Monday, June 30, 7:30pm - Concert: American Guitar Masters
Two of America's top solo acoustic guitarists, Peter Janson and Steve Davison, performing compositions and arrangements ranging from ancient Celtic ballads and virtuosic instrumental gems to American Roots and contemporary masterworks. Songs, instrumentals, solos and duets that reveal a mutual devotion to the heart and soul of great acoustic music.

Tuesdays, July 8-29, 6:45-7:45am and Wednesdays, July 9-30, 5:15-6:15pm - Beginner Tai Chi Sessions
The session consists of Tai Chi, which enhances balance, strength, stress reduction, fall prevention and healthy weight loss. Led by Anne Bennett; designed for men and women of all ages. Discounts available for individuals in the same household and for senior citizens. For more information, please contact Denise Vallee at the Gorham Town Hall at 466-3322 x3.

Monday & Tuesday, July 21 & 22, 3pm - Presented by Music in the Great North Woods: Fortepiano Workshops, with Andrew Willis and David Kim
Piano by Rod Regier, copy of 1830 Bösendorfer

Monday, July 21, 7:30pm - Presented by Music in the Great North Woods: Fortepiano Festival Concert, with Andrea LeBlanc, classical flute; David Kim, fortepiano

Tuesday, July 22, 7:30pm - Presented by Music in the Great North Woods: A Fortepiano Festival Concert, with Andrew Willis, fortepiano

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

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

HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)

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

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

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

North Country Chamber Players: White Mountain Music Festival
Alumni Hall
Haverhill (603) 444-0309 (NCCP info)

North Country Chamber Players are world-renowned musicians from New York, Boston and Los Angeles who come together each summer to make music in the mountains.

Sunday, August 3, 4pm - Haverhill Matinee Kickoff: Blow Your Mind
An evening of spectacular wind chamber music, featuring horn virtuoso Jacquelyn Adams. She joins veteran NCCP horn player, Kendall Betts in two fantastic works that call for two horns: Mozart's "Musical Joke" and the Ferdinand Ries Septet. Program includes:
Migot: Trio for Violin, Oboe and Piano
Mozart: Musical Joke for String Quartet, bass and two horns
Ferdinand Ries: Grand Septet for piano, clarinet, two horns, and strings

Friday, August 8, 7:30pm - Friday Night in Haverhill: Dance Dance Revolution
Exploring rousing dance music from a myriad of cultures, this program's highlight is a guest appearance by internationally acclaimed composer, performer and band leader, LJOVA. Fans of our past cross-genre collaborations will not want to miss this concert, which draws inspiration from klezmer, jazz and other improvised musics.

Sunday, August 17, 4pm - Sunday Matinee: Poetics of Music, with Frost Place
Capping off our fabulous summer of collaborations, we partner with poets from Frost Place Poetry Center to bring you original verse inspired by the music on the program -- a true artistic dialogue and a fitting celebration to end a deeply inspiring summer.

Tickets are available at the door or in advance on the website. For more information about the NCCP and their concerts, please visit the website.


Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer Programs
Wednesday-Sunday, June 18-September 1, 10am-5pm; Saturday & Sunday, September 6-October 13 (Columbus Day), 10am-5pm
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
200 Weeks State Park Road (off Route 3), Lancaster (603) 788-4004

Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at 4pm.

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.

July 3 - Naturally Curious, with Mary Holland
July 10 - Benton MacKaye: Father of the Appalachian Trail, with Larry Anderson
How did the origins of the Appalachian Trail lead to the creation of the Wilderness Act? This lecture will explore this question and highlight the contributions of conservationist Benton MacKaye, inspired by his sojourns in the White Mountains. MacKaye developed many of his ideas about long-distance hiking and wilderness preservation as a young hiker in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the 1890s and early 1900s, before he proposed the idea for the Appalachian Trail in 1921. He returned to New Hampshire as a federal forester to conduct watershed surveys supporting the establishment of the White Mountain National Forest. Anderson will discuss MacKaye’s significant influence on the creation of the Appalachian Trail and the development of the 1964 Wilderness Act. A NH Humanities Council program. Contact: David Govatski at (603) 586-7776
July 17 - Banjos, Bones and Ballads
Traditional songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, present the latest news from the distant past. They help us to interpret present-day life with an understanding of the working people who built our country. Tavern songs, banjo tunes, 18th century New England hymns, sailor songs, and humorous stories about traditional singers and their songs highlight this informative program by Jeff Warner. A NH Humanities Council program.
July 24 - Geology of the White Mountains, with Woody Thompson & Dyk Eusden
Friday, July 25, 9am-2pm - Geology Field Trip, with Woody Thompson, Dyk Eusden & Dave Govatski (meet at Park Main Gate)
July 31 - “Chasing Ice” (movie at Rialto Theater, Main Street, Lancaster)
August 7 - Old Man of the Mountain: Substance and Symbol, with Maggie Stier
Friday, August 8, 9am-3pm - Old Man of the Mountain Field Trip, with Maggie Stier & Dick Hamilton (meet at Park Main Gate for carpool; fee for tram ride)
August 14 - Life at the Top, with Eric Pinder
August 21, 6pm - Animal Excavators, Squam Lakes Science Center naturalist & brief Annual Meeting
August 28 - Lancaster: Images from the Past, with Bob Hunt & Anne Morgan
Sunday, September 7, 1-4pm - Wildflower Walk, with Matt Peters (meet at Park Main Gate)

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

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

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

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

Live & On Screen at Rialto Theatre
Rialto Theatre
80 Main Street (Route 2), Lancaster (603) 684-1121

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

PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584

The Colonel Town Players
Lancaster Town Hall
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.

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

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

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

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

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

Monday-Friday, June 23-June 27, 9-11:30am (ages 5-7) and 1-3:30pm (ages 8-10) - Kidventures Summer Camp: Under the Sea
The morning group will explore some of our favorite sea-themed children’s literature such as "The Rainbow Fish" and "Mister Seahorse" and learn more about our very own hermit crabs. There will also be time for learning songs and acting out stories, playing instruments and exploring the Discovery Center. The afternoon group will continue the ocean theme, including learning songs from the Disney favorite "Little Mermaid." Large group games, daily crafting activities, and learning more about amazing ocean creatures will be a part of our days. Hopefully there will be a warm weather day to enjoy some water activities as well. Both groups will meet from 9am-3:30pm on Friday, June 27, a day-long session combining both groups for a day of practice and afternoon performance for the families.

LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities Schedule
Wednesday & Saturday, 10am-1pm
Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 37 Village Road, Town Square
Saturdays, 2-4pm
Curious George Cottage, 7 Noon Peak Road (next to WV Elementary School)
Waterville Valley (603) 236-3308

Activities are a mixture of art and science, the physical and intellectual, young and old, and ever-present curiosity: the foundation for a multi-generational center for learning and exploration. Check website for full listing of happenings, including snowshoe hikes, full-moon ski trips and numerous hikes. Admission is by donation. Please preregister for events.
Rey Center has numerous volunteer needs & opportunities - if you can lend a hand, stop by the Rey Center or call volunteer coordinator Leigh Ann Reynolds or email

Exhibiting through September 20 - Private Collection
Featuring the works from local collector, Berlin Larsen with pieces from the collection of the late beloved Waterville Valley resident architect, Donald Jazinski. Each piece carries with it a unique history. This exhibit is filled with original artwork and limited addition prints by Cape Cod artists of the '50s and '60s. Included in the show are still photos of many of the artists, including Jasinski, taken during the filming of “The Banquet”. No charge, donations are welcome.Proceeds support the Rey Center's art and science education programs.

Friday, August 1, 8pm - Summer Lecture Series: Hiking History of the White Mountains
Northern NH hiking columnist and guidebook author Mike Dickerman traces the story of the evolution of the White Moutain trail system in his new collection of profiles and reflections on the early trails and trailblazers of the region. Learn about the early pathmakers who made possible New England’s most popular and extensive mountain trail system. Books available for purchase.
The Friday night Tales & Trails from the Wilderness Lecture Series also includes:
August 29, 8pm – True Wilderness: The Adirondack Mountains and the Trans-Adirondack Route by Erik Schlimmer
Come see Erik’s 100 best images from more than twenty years of Adirondack Park exploration, True Wilderness is a four-season showcase of the East's largest forest preserve. Guiding the stunning images is a narration of history, ecology and preservation.
October 10, 8pm – It’s Not About the Hike by Nancy Sporborg & Pat Piper, two women over 50 climbing the 100 tallest mountains in New England. The presentation is an inspirational and motivational program about pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones, overcoming our fears, finding our passions and living our lives to the fullest.
Lecture fees and donations support the Rey Center’s art, science and nature education programs. Lectures are free for Rey Center members and a nominal fee for not-yet-members (unless otherwise stated).

Wednesday, August 13, 9am - Water Watchers Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
Volunteer with Water Watchers and conduct water quality monitoring using the same equipment state environmental scientists use, help the state meet federal water quality reporting requirements, and enjoy the company of friends and neighbors, for adults and youth ages 8+. 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, May 28-October 22

Tuesdays, through August 19, 10am - Curious George Story Time and Adventure
Meet at the Curious George Cottage, listen to stories, then take an outdoor adventure walk along the CG nature trail to enjoy the trees and plants, and discover the creatures among them that fly, scurry, crawl and wriggle.

Wednesdays & Thursdays, through August 21, 6-7:30pm - Nature Nights
Wednesdays explore the natural areas near Waterville Valley's Town Square and Thursdays are at Blair Woodland Natural Area. Discover the trees, flowers, insects and wildlife that call the White Mountains home. We will hike at a family friendly pace and stop along the way to learn about the topic of the night, while uncovering the secrets of nature. Dress appropriately for the weather as there is no shelter except beneath the trees. There are no restroom facilities on the property, so plan ahead. For families with youth ages seven and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Both programs are free and open to the public.

Fridays, through August 22, 4pm - Curious George Story Time & Popcorn
Join us under the BIG tent in Town Square to snack on popcorn and hear your favorite Rey stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious George series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. All ages welcome.

Saturday, August 23, 9pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
Join us during the new moon for monthly stargazing nights at the H.A. Rey Observatory. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the NH Astronomical Society will be your guide. Bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. There is no charge to attend; donations are welcome. Also on September 27, October 25, November 22 and December 20.

Thursdays, through August 28, 3-4:30pm - Art Smart Kids
Are you a budding artist? Join art teacher, Gerie, and create a new project each week including drawing, painting,
printmaking and card making. Maximum of 10 students. For ages 5 and up. Advance registration required.

Fridays, through August 29, 9-10:30am - Yoga Hikes

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, through August 30, 9:30-10:30am - Yoga With Barb
Join Barbara Natichioni for Iyengar style yoga classes. Beginners welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one from Barbara.

Saturdays, 11am & 4pm - Curious George Story Time
Pull up a bean-bag chair at the Rey Center to hear stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious George series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.

Saturdays, 2-4pm - Curious George Cottage Open
Visit the former summer home of Margret and H.A. Rey, to read Curious George books, try your hand at drawing in the style of H.A. Rey, walk the Curious George Nature Trail, view birds at the bird feeder, relax and take in the view of Mt. Tecumseh, and learn about how the Curious George Cottage is going green. There is no charge to visit the Curious George Cottage, donations are welcome.

Saturdays, 4:30-6pm - Literary Discussion Group
Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Readings are provided in advance by email and at the Rey Center. For adults.

Call the Box Office or visit the website to purchase tickets.

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

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

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

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

Registration is now open for the annual Jean's Playhouse Broadway Bound summer camp. The theme of this year’s camp is Faeries, Knights and Magical Creatures. Kids ages 7-15 will love this great camp experience taught by Papermill Theatre Company's professional mainstage actors. Classes in voice, dance, improvisation, playwriting, acting, makeup, stage combat, theatre games, arts & crafts, and more. All the courses are designed to be fun and contribute to creating the final performance. Morning and afternoon sessions are offered — feel free to sign up for just one session or enroll your kids in both for a full day of fun in the theatre. Classes run August 4-15 (Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm); Final Performance on Saturday, August 16, 2pm

June 23-August 16 - Children's Theatre Touring Company
The professional Children's Theatre company travels to eight communities during the summer season, with a new show opening each week. Fun family entertainment geared towards adults and children ages 3 and up - kids will love the catchy original songs and wacky characters. Each show runs approximately 30 minutes and concludes with a meet & greet and autograph signings with cast members. Enjoy performances at 9:30am every Wednesday & Saturday at Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln (check the website for the specific full community schedule).
July 28-August 2 - Rikki Tikki Tavi
August 4-9 - George and the Dragon
August 11-16 - Cinderella

Monday-Saturday, July 30-August 16, 7:30pm - Spamalot
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards out of the 14 for which it was nominated. Special Matinee on Wednesdays, August 6 & 13, 2pm

Sunday, August 3, 5pm - Garden Party
You're invited to join the cast and crew of the Papermill Theatre and Children’s Theatre companies, Staff & Board of Jean’s Playhouse, and all local supporters of the arts at the Jean’s Playhouse social event of the year, the Garden Party. A summertime tradition and a guaranteed good time, this celebratory event features: lively performances from summer company members, an open bar & gourmet hors d’oeuvres and buffet dinner by Woodstock Station, Inn & Brewery, Backyard Boutique by Wholly Tara. Admission into the unique home and gardens of Kathleen and Dolores at 173 Pollard Road in Lincoln. Buy online or at the Box Office.

Later season shows include: The 39 Steps (August 20-30), Forever Plaid (September 10-27) and Greater Tuna (October 1-18).

Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251

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

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

The Upper Pemi Historical Society has produced a beautiful cookbook in commemoration of Lincoln and Woodstock's 250th anniversaries, on sale at the museum, Lincoln Public Library and Fadden’s General Store. These keepsake items will feed your stomach and your hearts with many heritage recipes, some dating back to 1909, as well as current day recipes from local residents. All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the museum building renovation project.

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

Currently on Exhibit - Local Photographer Chris Whiton
Chris captures the White Mountains through his camera and shares his love of photography and the natural beauty of our own backyard. Free and open to all.

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

Saturday, August 2, 9am-2pm - Friends of Lincoln Library Annual Book and Bake Sale
In conjunction with Lincoln's 250th anniversary celebration. Evening preview with special pricing for FOLL members Friday, August 1, 4-7pm; memberships will be available at the entrance. Silent Auction items will be on display in the Library sitting area for active bidding during the entire 2 days.

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.

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

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

Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website

Mailing list sign up (for activities):

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

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

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

The BHC 2014 calendar includes the debut of the White Mountain Jewish Film Festival at the Colonial Theatre; this year's theme is The Jewish-American Experience. A classical concert series features musicians from the North Country Chamber Players and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in July and August. Holocaust historian Geoffrey Brahmer returns on August 1 to present the story of poet Avrom Sutzkever of the Vilna Ghetto. Other activities scheduled include a Writing Workshop, hiking, Books of Jewish Interest Book Club, and more. All events and activities are open to the public.

Thursday, July 31, 6pm - White Mountain Jewish Film Festival: Enemies, A Love Story
"Enemies, A Love Story" is based on Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer’s humorous, poignant and passionate novel. Film curator Dorothy Gilbert-Goldstone will introduce the film's director & writer, Paul Mazursky, and Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, winner of the Nobel Prize and numerous awards and honors for his works. Reception on the Colonial Theatre patio, followed by the movie at 7:30pm. Open to the public; tickets are available at the box office or at the door. For detailed film festival information check the BHC website, or contact Film Festival Chair Dorothy Goldstone at (917) 838-2646.

Friday, August 1, 5pm - Holocaust researcher Geoffrey Brahmer will present the story of Avrom Sutzkever, Poet of the Vilna Ghetto. This compelling program includes readings of Sutzkever’s poems by community members. Open to the community.

Friday, August 15, 5pm - Friday Afternoon Concert Series: Cello Recital
Charlie Powers of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G major (BWV 1007). Gail Robinson and Martin Kessel host a light reception after the concert. This series of musical delights is open to the community. Tickets at the door (cash & checks only, please). For detailed concert information, check the BHC website or contact Program Chair Martin Kessel at

Thursday, August 21 - White Mountain Jewish Film Festival: Fill the Void (5:30pm) and A Walk on the Moon (8pm)
“Fill the Void,” the Venice Film Festival award-winner, was shot in the Haredi community in Israel. It explores a unique segment of Israel’s religious population in a dramatic and emotional story, with fantastic performances. Presented at The Colonial Theatre. Open to the public; tickets are available at the box office or at the door. For detailed film festival information check the BHC website, or contact Film Festival Chair Dorothy Goldstone at (917) 838-2646.

Friday, August 29, 5pm - Friday Afternoon Concert Series: Solo Concert of Classical Guitar Music
Gary Robinson presents works of Francisco Tarrega, Johann Sebastian Bach, Fernando Sor, Joaquin Malats, Isaac Albeniz, and Miguel Abloniz. Gail Robinson and Martin Kessel host a light reception after the concert. This series of musical delights is open to the community. Tickets at the door. For detailed concert information, check the BHC website or contact Program Chair Martin Kessel at

Thursday, September 4 - White Mountain Jewish Film Festival: When Comedy Went to School (5:30pm) and Sweet Lorraine (8pm)
Steve Gomer, director of “Sweet Lorraine,” will be the guest speaker. Presented at The Colonial Theatre. Open to the public; tickets are available at the box office or at the door. For detailed film festival information check the BHC website, or contact Film Festival Chair Dorothy Goldstone at (917) 838-2646.

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

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

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

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

Currently on Exhibit - Boyan Moskov
Moskov’s ceramic work is at the fine art end of the craft spectrum. He is one of the most innovative and prolific potters in the League, endlessly pushing the boundaries of ceramic art. He is constantly experimenting and innovating, challenging the clay, the glazes, the firing process and design.

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.

Thursdays, July 10-31, 9-11:30am OR 1-3:30pm - Watercolor
Debbie Aldrich is an award-winning water colorist who will inspire students to express the art in their lives. Each week students will learn a new technique, some traditional and some very modern, from one of Debbie's originals. Any level is welcome. Ages teen-adult. Classes also available August 7-28.

Thursdays, July 10-August 7, 12:30-3pm - Throwing for Kids, with Annette Morrison
Learn how to center the clay and make some cups and bowl and other pots. Pots will be glazed during the last class. This is always a fun class. Age: 9+

Fridays, July 11-25, 9-11am - Watercolor for Kids, with Debbie Aldrich (age: 8+)

Saturdays, July 12, 19 & 26, 9am-12noon - Print making, with Melissa Jones
Learn how to create progressive texture prints, utilize drawing and painting skills to create a plates and print over plain or painted backgrounds, and print with shaped plates. This class is open to beginners and experienced printers to discover new methods of printing and learn techniques to create colorful multi-layered prints. Adult

Saturdays, July 12, 19 & 26, 2-5pm - Framing and Matting, with Sharon Reihmer
Learn the basics of how to prepare your artwork to hang on the wall. This class will go over the basics of: choosing the appropriate materials; sizing and cutting mats; hinging and mounting; canvas and fabric stretching; cutting glass; joining frames; fitting & finishing. Adult

Thursdays, July 17-August 7, 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.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Monday, July 21-28, 6-9pm - Painting (mix-media), with Karen Abbruscato
Students may choose to work using their own preferred media (i.e. watercolor, acrylic and/or oils). Information in lessons will include Color Theory, Layering, Pigments, Palettes, Tools and Materials. Studio time will be the main focus of this course. Teen-Adult

Friday, August 1, 9am-2pm - Mosaic, with Dana Buck
The stepping stone is an exciting project where you will learn the indirect method of creating mosaics. It can be done with stained glass pieces, tile, stones and found objects. Teen/Adult

Saturday, August 2, 9am-2pm - Stained Glass, with Dana Buck
This adult class is designed for the beginner that wants to learn how to create stained glass panels using the Tiffany foil method of construction. This class includes how to cut glass, pattern creation, glass grinding, foiling and burnishing, soldering and framing of a square or rectangle panel.

Tuesdays, through August 5, 10am-12:30pm - Hand-building, with Marghie Seymour
Learn some basic hand-building skills from Marghie while having fun making both practical and whimsical items. Teen-Adult

Tuesdays OR Thursdays, through August 7, 6-9pm OR Wednesdays, through August 6, 9am-12noon - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. With Stephanie Marston or Alison Dodd, open to students with any level of experience. Teen-Adult

Fridays, August 8-22, 6:30-8:30pm - Blissful Lines, with Jennifer Liang
Make your "doodles" into art form. Blissful lines provides a fun and lighthearted way to relax and intentionally facilitate a shift infocus and perspective. It is sufficiently structured and organized, so that you can enjoy and benefit from an activity that otherwise might be considered whimsical. Teen/Adult

Tuesday-Thursday, August 12-14, 9-11:30am - Kids Clay Camp, with Melissa Jones
Learning basic clay skills which include pinching, coiling and slabs kids will make a variety of fun projects. Bring your imagination to see what you can make (actual projects will be geared toward abilities and ages of students). All works will be underglazed with bright fun colors. Age 6+

Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24, 10am-4:30pm - Let's Sugar Coat This: Torch Fired Enamels, with Anne Havel
Ever wanted to try enameling without a kiln? This is your low budget, low tech approach to enameling small objects or jewelry pieces that will leave you with the skills to do this at home. You will learn how to use liquid, transparent & opaque enamels, sgraffito techniques, and the use of all firing techniques. The final firing, being under-fired to achieve the sugar/granular surface. Cold-connections, minimal soldering skills, metal and surface embellishments for your piece(s) can be explored. Adult

Sunday, 1-4pm; Tuesday 2-5pm; 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.

Thursdays, 9-11:30am - Mixed Media Open Studio: Watercolor~Oils~Acrylic~Pastels
Hosted by Susan Retz & Betsy Fraser, join fellow artists in an opportunity to work with friends. Get tips, tricks and "another perspective" from experienced professionals. Each participant provides his or her own materials, the rest of the group provides the company. Open to all, no experience necessary. Walk-ins welcome, no need to register.

The ARTS Gallery Exhibits, Events & Classes
Thursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
28 Main Street, Lisbon (603) 838-2300

Featuring juried works by North Country artists from NH & Vermont, the ARTS Gallery provides marketing and a venue for artists to exhibit and sell their work. Artistic products include original paintings, drawings, prints, greeting & note cards, photography, fiber arts, wood, stained glass, candles, pottery, jewelry and handmade gifts.

The ARTS Gallery is a non-profit artisan cooperative operating under the umbrella of the Ammonoosuc Region Arts Council ( ARAC's mission is to bring cultural and arts events to the schools and community. To register for classes, or for more information, please contact Janus Balog at or 838-5076, or stop by the Gallery. Registration forms are on the Gallery website at, as well as at the Gallery. If you have a particular interest or would like to offer a class please contact the ARTS Gallery.

Wanted - Local Artists
Think you are ready to sell your work? Intimidated by the big galleries? Join the Lisbon ARTS Gallery - as a member you are involved in exhibiting and selling your work. For detailed responsibilities and to print a jury application form for membership, see our membership information web page at, or come by the Gallery. All artists are required to have their work juried prior to being accepted as members.

Contact: Andrea M. Fitzgerald,

Mail: PO Box 6, Lisbon NH 03585

Lisbon Area Historical Society
By chance or appointment
6 South Main Street, Lisbon, (603) 838-6146

The Society's new museum in the Parker Block houses a collection of 18th, 19th and 20th century artifacts, papers, books, photographs, genealogies and other items relevant to Lisbon, Lyman and Landaff history. The Society's mission is to continue collecting artifacts, photographs, papers, genealogies and other items relevant to the area's rich history, in addition to aiding researchers and teaching the students in schools.

Public programs are held on various local subjects of interest. Past programs have included storyteller and humorist, Rebecca Rule; Salmon Hole Cemetery Walk with music provided by Jeff Warner; antiques appraisal events; Civil War programs with Dr. Joe Nyberg; Ogontz White Mountain Camp for Girls Program with Libbie Payne, Old Man of the Mountain program with Dick Hamilton, Curtains Without Borders with Chris Hadsel, and rescue of historic painted curtains. Major fundraisers have been publication of "Personal Traces, a Historical Collection of Personal Accounts from Lisbon, Lyman and Landaff, NH, Book One and Two" by Andrea M. Fitzgerald and reproduction of the George Norris 1883 Birds-eye Map of Lisbon. All profits from the books and maps benefit the Lisbon Area Historical Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. A grant was also awarded from NH Electric Co-op Foundation to conserve Lisbon’s original 1790 manuscript map of Lisbon.

North Country Chamber Players: White Mountain Music Festival
Saturdays, 7:30pm
Sugar Hill Meeting House
Route 117, Sugar Hill (603) 444-0309 (NCCP info)

North Country Chamber Players are world-renowned musicians from New York, Boston and Los Angeles who come together each summer to make music in the mountains.

August 2 - Blow Your Mind
An evening of spectacular wind chamber music, featuring horn virtuoso Jacquelyn Adams. She joins veteran NCCP horn player, Kendall Betts in two fantastic works that call for two horns: Mozart's "Musical Joke" and the Ferdinand Ries Septet. Program includes:
Migot: Trio for Violin, Oboe and Piano
Mozart: Musical Joke for String Quartet, bass and two horns
Ferdinand Ries: Grand Septet for piano, clarinet, two horns, and strings

August 9 - Dance Dance Revolution
Exploring rousing dance music from a myriad of cultures, this program's highlight is a guest appearance by internationally acclaimed composer, performer and band leader, LJOVA. Fans of our past cross-genre collaborations will not want to miss this concert, which draws inspiration from klezmer, jazz and other improvised musics.

August 16 - Poetics of Music, with Frost Place
Capping off our fabulous summer of collaborations, we partner with poets from Frost Place Poetry Center to bring you original verse inspired by the music on the program -- a true artistic dialogue and a fitting celebration to end a deeply inspiring summer.

Tickets are available at the door or in advance on the website. For more information about the NCCP and their concerts, please visit the website.

Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director,

The Frost Place Museum Events & Readings
Wednesday-Monday, July-September 15, 1-5pm; Wednesday-Monday, September 17-Columbus Day (the second Monday in October), 10am-5pm
The Frost Place Museum
158 Ridge Road, Franconia (603) 823-5510 (office) or 823-5048 (museum)

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

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

August 3-9 - Poetry Seminar
A unique opportunity for dedicated poets to delve intensely into the poetic process in a small group setting. Participants will have their poems-in-progress given generous and focused attention in workshops and one-on-one meetings with faculty, and will be invited to think in new ways about what can be accomplished in revision. For an additional fee, the Seminar will offer full-length manuscript review to a limited number of participants.

The Frost Place Summer Poetry Reading Series
These poets come to be inspired by the view that Robert Frost so enjoyed here at his farm in the White Mountains. They also come to experience the unique pleasure of reading in the Henry Holt Barn, part of the original property, with its view of Mount Lafayette overlooking the Franconia Notch State Park. All evening readings are free and open to the public.
August 4, 8pm – Patrick Donnelly, Cleopatra Mathis
August 5, 8pm – Maudelle Driskell, Jennifer Grotz
August 6, 8pm – Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, Rebecca Foust
August 7, 8pm – Kerrin McCadden, Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr., Afaa Michael Weaver
August 8, 8pm – Poetry Seminar Participants' Reading
August 14, 4pm – Rebecca Foust, 2014 Resident Poet Reads at Dartmouth College
August 16, 8pm – Poetics of Music: Frost Place Poets read to North Country Chamber Players Music
August 17, 8pm – Poetics of Music: Frost Place Poets read to North Country Chamber Players Music

Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & Events
Fridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend to last weekend in October, 1-4pm
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.

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

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

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

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

Monday, June 23, 6-8pm - Women's Writing Group

Tuesdays, 5:30-6pm & 6-7pm and Fridays, 8:30-9:30am - Zumba
Taught by Dottie Aiello, a licensed instructor, also a Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. For more information, call (978) 790-3375 or email

Thursdays, 4-5:30pm - 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.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation Events
Daily, 9am-4pm
100 Acre Wood - Go through the gate (across from Town Hall Road) and follow the signs 1/2 mile to the parking area
41 Observatory Way, Intervale (603) 356-9980

Check us out on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter. Individual, Couple, Family and Corporate BIBLF memberships available. Member benefits include: free Polar Express lottery entry, merchandise discount, monthly members-only Polar Express ticket drawing.

Volunteers Needed for Outreach Reading, Story Land and Character Breakfasts
If you would like to volunteer for any of the activities or events listed below or future events, please call or email or If you would like to read or dress up as a Character, please call or contact Gina at Join us to read to the preschools or to dress up as Olivia or Pooh.

Trails in the Wood are open 7 days a week, 9am-4pm. Enjoy 8K of running, walking & biking trails in the enchanted 100 Acre Wood, including the Storybook Trail.

Theater in the Wood
Fridays, June 27- August 15, 10am - Children's Summer Theater Series
Finish with an accompanying Storybook Trail story
July 25 - Excalibur!
August 1 - Rikki Tikki Tavi
August 8 - George & the Dragon
August 15 - Cinderella
Saturday, July 26, 6:30pm - Northeastern Ballet Theatre presents Snow White

Saturday, August 2 - Character Days at Story Land

Monday, September 1 - Memorial Hospital Kids Fun Run at Story Land (before the park opens)
For kids up to 12 years old. All participants will receive a race t-shirt, a medal and a pass to Story Land to be used that day. Scholarships for Local MWV children are available from Memorial Hospital's 2014 Golf Tournament Support Student Wellness Program.

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

July's Artist of the Month - Maureen McCarthy

July's Author of the Month - Eric Vogt, author of "Terrorists within Our Walls" and 6 books of poetry

Tuesday, July 1, 4pm - The White Mountain Writers Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Bring a short piece to share out loud or come to listen and talk with other area writers. Feedback is given only upon request. All genres and ages welcome, including visitors. Potluck refreshments; the Library provides beverages. Call with any questions.

Monday, July 14, 6-8pm - Open Mic Night
Open Floor for acoustic musicians, poets, writers and storytellers. Listeners are very welcome, too. After a 10-minute refreshment break, July's featured performer Bob Demaree will share his recently published 3rd book of poetry, "After Labor Day."

Wednesday, July 16, 4pm - Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Conway Public Library (all welcome)

Monday, July 21, 10:15am - Morning Book Group discusses "Saturday Night Widows" by Becky Aikman. All are welcome to join this lively group for coffee and conversation. The Library's Morning Book Group meets on the third Monday of each month (usually). Stop by the Library to pick up a copy of the book to be discussed.

Monday, July 21, 6:30pm - "Write to Score" a hands-on workshop for writers facilitated by Darren Deth. See what music can do for your Muse. Bring your favorite writing materials or devices. No registration required. The program is free and open to all.

Wednesdays, through August 13, 4pm - Summer Reading 2014: "Fizz, Boom, Read!"
Start logging Time Spent Reading to win great prizes June 25-August 18. Win a voucher for a free ticket to a Sea Dogs Game or a free cone at Dairy Queen just for signing up. The special guest series is for children age 4 and older, free and open to the public. Register online from your home computer at
July 23 - Super Cold Science, with staff from Boston Museum of Science
July 30 - "Bing! Bang! Boom!" Fun with Mountain Top Music and percussion
August 6 - “Observing Weather on Mt. Washington” with Observatory staff
Thursday, August 7, 3:30pm -Meet Cathy Pelletier, author of "The Summer Experiment"
August 13 - Our Grand Finale celebrating a fun and busy summer of reading. “Bubbleology” with Claes Thelemarck of UNH Extension

Saturday, July 26 - Friends of the Conway Public Library Annual Book Sale
Donations of materials in good shape are being accepted now. Winners of the Friends of the Library Raffle Baskets will be announced.

Monday, July 28, 6:30pm - Meet the Author: Eric Vogt
Author of the Month Eric Vogt reads excerpts from his books of poetry, as well as his widely read manual on terrorism, " Terrorists within Our Walls," used by the military. Prepare for an evening of contrasts. Refreshments served.

Thursday, July 31 - Deadline to register for "Fizz! Boom! Read!" the 2014 Summer Reading Program

Monday, August 11, 4pm - Meeting of the Trustees of the Conway Public Library
The public is welcome.

Tuesday, August 12, 6pm - The Library, in cooperation with Kennett High School’s summer reading program, invites students to a Pizza Party and Book Discussion. The book is "Wonder" by R. J. Palaccio – a remarkable story that will change how you perceive other people. Stop by to pick up a copy of the book and to register for an evening of good food and great conversation – not to mention the extra credit for participating students. Young people are encouraged to read the book in tandem with a peer or older friend/relative and come to the discussion together. Ages 12-adult.

Wednesdays, through August 20, 10:30am - Summer Story Time for Wee Ones (3 and under)
Half an hour of stories, songs and action rhymes for little ones. Also join the Smart Start Skills Program for pre-readers: Collect 3 stickers and a free book with every library visit, plus fun take-home activities that build the skills needed to become a reader.
August 20 - Final Session, to win stickers and free books every Library visit from June 18 through August 20

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

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

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

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

To warm us up for National Poetry Month in April, ACT is delighted to bring poet, mentor and scribe Verandah Porche to Tamworth as our spring Art Connects Us artist-in-residence. Community members of all ages will have several opportunities to play with words with Verandah, to learn from her, and to hear her poetry.

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

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

Thursday, July 24, 6pm - Don Campbell & his Band: Tribute to Dan Fogelberg
Country/folk/rock singer/songwriter Don Campbell and band celebrate the music of Dan Fogelberg - a multi-platinum selling artist, with hits: "Leader of the Band," "Longer," "Same Old Lang Syne" and others. Also appearing with Don will be special guest, Tom Dyhrberg, performing Gordon Lightfoot favorites. The early concert features Chasing Asia, formerly known as Rek’lis.

Thursday, July 31, 6pm - Jonathan Edwards Trio
Known for his big hits, like "Sunshine" and "Shanty," enjoy an unforgettable roller-coaster ride which combines his remarkable singing, storytelling and wit. The early concert presents a return performance by Junco!

Thursday, Traditional Pops Concert with the New England Society Orchestra
Presenting Music of Hollywood and the Movies followed by fireworks. We're putting a new twist on our 32-year traditional pops concert with the lush sounds of the Capital Jazz Orchestra, complimented by the romance of a string section. The early concert continues the tradition of presenting long-time friends of Arts Jubilee and the Valley's own Celtic sounds of Dennis & Davey.

Thursday, August 14, 6pm - Roomful of Blues
The great Count Basie called them "the hottest blues band I’ve ever heard." Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card. The jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues & R&B performance will be hosted by WMWV 93.5’s own Roy Prescott of The Blues Summit. The Valley's own blues band Mo’ Blues will be featured at the early concert.

Jackson Historical Society & Museum of White Mountain Art invites all to visit them on Facebook.

PO Box 8, Jackson, NH 03846

Jackson Historical Society Programs, Museum, Art Gallery
Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm, and by chance or appointment
Jackson Historical Society (located in old Town Hall)
23 Black Mountain Road (Route 16A), Jackson (603) 383-4060 or 383-9922

Museum of 19th Century White Mountain Art paintings, interesting artifacts, photographs, memorabilia and antique map collection depicting the life of Jackson residents and visitors. View an amazing 4 1/2 foot wide panorama photograph of Jackson. Free and open to the public. Be sure to visit the historical wayside signs along the west bank of the Wildcat River in Jackson.

Support the Society
The Historical Society has recently completed a multi-year restoration of Jackson's Town Hall. The downstairs now houses its exhibits, archives and office. The second floor has been renovated as a museum for the display of 19th century White Mountain art. There is still a shortfall between what was raised and what was spent. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to the Society in your year-end giving. Also visit the online store for great items that help support the Society.

The beautiful quilt made by the members of the Jackson Sewing Club as part of the celebrations for Jackson's bicentennial in the year 2000 has been moved from the Town Office to the Jackson Historical Society at the Old Town Hall, where it can now be seen and enjoyed by all.

River Arts Gallery is a cooperative of local artists who have the privilege of displaying their artwork an the Historical Society on the stage area on the first floor. The group hosts several shows/openings annually.

Thursday, July 31, 7pm - An exhibition of the work created by the artists of the Hudson River Fellowship program will be held at the Whitney Center. Twenty artists selected by the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York City have spent three weeks in Jackson painting en plein air in the White Mountains. Many of the pieces are offered for sale at a modest price. The Jackson Historical Society helps implement the program. Former Hudson River Fellows and Jackson residents Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansariq will instruct and inspire the artists. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

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

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

Wednesdays, 7pm - 2014 Met Opera Summer Encores
Featuring select performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series
August 6 - La Fanciulla del West
Puccini’s musical vision of the American West is vividly brought to life, featuring Minnie, the “girl of the golden west” and owner of a bar in a Californian mining camp. Dick Johnson, the bandit-turned-lover is hunted by the cynical sheriff Jack Rance, who wants Minnie for himself. Complete with whiskey-drinking cowboys, gunplay, a poker game, and a snowstorm, this is Puccini at his most colorful.
August 13 - Roméo and Juliette
The world’s most famous love story comes to operatic life with the star-crossed young couple.

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Mount Washington Valley Band Concerts
(603) 356-2096

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

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

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

Thursday, July 17, 5pm - Historian Steve Vogel
As the nation approaches the 200th anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner" this September, the dramatic events that that led to its creation during the War of 1812 are a little-known, yet gripping story. In "Through the Perilous Fight: From the Burning of Washington to the Star-Spangled Banner: The Six Weeks That Saved the Nation," Steve Vogel outlines the pivotal six weeks in 1814 in which a perilous fight preserved the new nation at a time of grave danger, severed remaining ties with America's colonial past, and inspired the country's most indelible song. Steve Vogel is the author of "The Pentagon" and previously a national reporter for The Washington Post. He has written extensively about military affairs and the treatment of veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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.

Jeanne Limmer Dance Classes and Performances
Jeanne Limmer Dance Center & The Branch at Eastern Slope Inn Plaza
Reporter Court Street (off Main Street), North Conway Village (603) 356-3422 or 356-6830

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

Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3, 7:30pm - AXIS Dance Company NH, from the Jeanne Limmer Dance Center, presents "The Art Of Being"... an evening of dance. At Laura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg, ME. Call 356-3422 for tickets.

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

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

PLYMOUTH AREA (including Center Sandwich & Campton)

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

Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub

July 18 - Jonathan Sarty

July 25 - Peter Lawlor

August 1 - Julia Velie

August 8 - Tim Hazelton & David Young

August 15 - Middle Ground (Cindy Duchin & Peter Heimlich)

September 5 - Tom Fleischmann & Hans Stafford

September 12 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)

October 10 - Starlight Honeys (Roger Sorlien, Katie O’Connell, Sam Tracy)

October 31 - Doug Hazard

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

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

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

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

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

March 7-23 - ATTP presents William Shakespeare's Richard III
Fridays & Saturdays, March 7, 8, 14 & 15, 7:30pm and Sundays, March 9 & 16, 2pm
Your Theatre at M&D Productions, North Conway
Friday & Saturday, March 21 & 22, 7:30pm and Sunday, March 23, 2pm
The Town Hall Theater, Sandwich
William Shakespeare's "Richard III" is the personal and autobiographical story of a consummate trickster brilliant enough to get away with it -- almost to the very end. Call for information and tickets; group rates available.

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

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

Plymouth State University courses & events:

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

Silver Center for the Arts events:
Tickets for the 2014-15 season go on sale July 21. Call or visit the box office for a greater choice of seats and fewer fees, or buy online. Gift certificates available.

Thursdays, June 26-August 14, 2pm - Jean's Playhouse Children's Theatre Touring Company
Fun family entertainment geared towards adults and children ages 3 and up - kids will love the catchy original songs and wacky characters. Shows are approximately 30-40 minutes long with the opportunity to meet the entire cast in the lobby afterward. Come a little early so the kids can draw characters for the next show; they'll all be displayed on our "Clothesline Exhibition" outside the theater. Call for tickets.
June 26 - Little Red Riding Hood
A hungry Wolf is always a sign of trouble, but does he meet his match in a clever little girl, her feisty granny and a brave woodsman? Or this time, does the wolf win?
July 3 - Rumpelstiltskin
Locked away in a tower room, the lovely miller’s daughter has been ordered by the King to turn straw into gold. Impossible? Not with the help of one strange little man with a very peculiar name. But the man has his own list of demands in exchange for his help…
July 10 - The Princess and the Pea
The lonely Prince wants to marry, but the King and Queen insist on a suitable bride. A mysterious girl has just arrived in the middle of a terrible storm; she could not possibly be a real Princess… or could she?
July 17 - Beauty and the Beast
“She’s different from the rest of us, that Belle.” A magical rose, a beautiful girl, and a “hideous” beast are just three of several charming characters in one of the most enchanting fairy tales ever written.
July 24 - Excalibur!
“Whoso pulleth out this Sword of this Stone and Anvil is rightwise born King of England.” With the sage counsel of his wizard friend Merlin, young Arthur learns his true destiny.
July 31 - Rikki Tikki Tavi
A mischievous young mongoose has been adopted by a family living in India, but when two angry Cobras appear looking for trouble, Rikki learns how to be a hero.
August 7 - George and the Dragon
A monstrous dragon is terrorizing the countryside! (Only he’s not really a monster at all.) A brave child and a poetry-loving Knight strike up a special friendship. Now they must convince the townsfolk that they are in no danger…
August 14 - Cinderella
The classic rags-to-riches story of a girl who dared to dream, a Fairy Godmother who makes it all possible, a very charming Prince, and one dazzling glass slipper.

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

Thursday, March 27, 7pm - How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It
The gap between rich and poor is the widest it has been in a century, and our national conversation about how to address this challenge is polarized. Chuck Collins, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, will discuss the impact of inequality and the path toward an economy that works for everyone.

Wednesday, April 2, 7pm - The Promises and Perils of the New Biology
Thomas F. Lee, author and retired educator & biologist, will discuss the rich opportunities and ethical perils this topic presents. Lee has published and spoke widely on his research on plant tissue culture, cellular polarity, and airborne microorganisms. He has been a frequent contributor to the Encyclopedia Americana, authoring articles on genetic engineering and molecular biology.

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

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Mail: PO Box 417, Center Sandwich, NH 03227

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

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery exhibits art in all media by leading contemporary artists. The Gallery shows an eclectic collection of figurative and abstract work that focuses on originality and innovation. Located in a large barn built in 1825, the ample space provides an excellent venue for two and three dimensional work. To learn more, visit the website.

Exhibiting through July 30 - Margery Thomas Mueller: The Mastery of Yupo Paper
Yupo is a plastic used for industrial purposes that has "no tooth" to hold ink, graphite or any medium to its surface without being fixed. Mueller’s experiments with Yupo have led her to work in a "manner that is always flexible and uncertain." The results are luscious landscapes in graphite, charcoal and India ink.

Saturday, July 26, 5pm - The Hair Ball
Much ado about your do! Come coiffed or do yourself at the "Hair Bar" - prizes for Most Creative, Most Glamours, and Best Try.
Installation artist, Delanie Jenkins exhibits her larger scale ink-jet prints of ponytails from the body of work, "Strands." Barbershop quartet performs at 5:45pm. Author Art Neufeld discusses his recently published book, "Hair, The Long and Short of It" at 6:15pm. Potluck hors d'oeuvres welcome.

Saturday & Sunday, August 2 & 3, 10am-1pm - Artist Series: White Line Woodcut Printing
Learn about White Line Woodcut printing with artist Lisa Houck. In this two-day workshop students will be able to create a 4" x 6" print in multiple colors. Students should bring photos, books or sketches as inspiration for the print designs. Limited to 8 students. Call or email the Gallery to register.

Sunday, August 3, 5-7pm - Opening Reception: Tammra Sigler, “Bach - Yo- Yo Ma Monotypes Created to Unaccompanied Cello Suites”
Tammra Sigler will open her exhibit of monotypes created while listening to Yo-Yo Ma playing Bach’s unaccompanied suites for cello. Each monotype is worked to specific piece and is titled as such. Cellist, Matthew Laughlin of the Concord Community School of Music will play a selection of Bach’s suites. Refreshments will be served. Artist's talk at 6pm. Exhibiting through August 20.

Thursday, August 7, 10am-4:30pm - Artisans on the Green
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery will participate in the Sandwich Home Industries' art exhibit, Artisans on the Green. Look for our tent and come say hello during this festive occasion in downtown Center Sandwich.

Saturday & Sunday, August 9 & 10, 10am-3pm - Artist Series: Plein Air Painting
Artist Michael Doyle returns to teach a master class in plein air painting. Bring any medium you wish to work in. Limited to 5 students. Call or email the Gallery to register.

Wednesday, August 13, 5-7pm - Opening Reception: Delanie Jenkins, “The New Hampshire Series”
An installation artist with a keen sense of observation presents an intricate and fascinating body of new work. Jenkins work is grounded in the "collage aesthetic". Process is key to her work. Recent work address time, space and gesture using an overabundance of singular elements collaged on paper. Exhibiting through August 31

Friday, August 15, 5-7pm - Final Gallery Walk
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Surroundings Art Gallery, and The Sandwich Home Industries join the Corner House Inn in an evening of culture and cuisine.

Saturday, August 16, 10am - Artist's Talk: Delanie Jenkins, “The New Hampshire Series”

Saturday, September 13, 5-7pm - Opening Reception: Sandwich Dog Show, "Best in Show"
Recent paintings by Gay Freeborn that portray man's best friend and summer nostalgia perfectly.

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

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

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

The Karl Drerup Gallery is located on the first floor of the Draper & Maynard Building at 17 High Street. A vibrant center of art, visual culture and new media.
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

Tuesday, April 22, 4-6pm - Opening Reception: Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Art and Graphic Design Exhibition
The BFA degrees in studio art and graphic design are intense, highly focused professional programs. Throughout the year, studio art majors delve into personal themes, motifs, and media to achieve a mature body of work, culminating in the selection of work featured in this threshold exhibit at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Graphic design majors create and define a fictitious company and spend the year producing a broad range oaf applications including logos, stationery, advertisements, posters, pamphlets, and publications. These materials are displayed in the Silver Center for the Arts atrium. BFA students in both programs are mentored by selected faculty members, although all faculty participate in critiques and individual dialog with the students throughout the experience. Exhibiting through May 15; Studio Art in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Graphic Design in the Silver Center for the Arts.

Sandwich Historical Society
Winter hours (early October-late June): Open by appointment only (Staff available Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, but no tours).
Summer hours (late June-late September): The Museum and Gift Shop is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
(researchers welcome by appointment)
Elisha Marston House Museum and Gift Shop
4 Maple Street, Center Sandwich (603) 284-6269

The mission of the Sandwich Historical Society is to collect and preserve the material culture and historical record of the town of Sandwich, and to use these resources in service to the public through educational experiences and outreach to the community.

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

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

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.

Exhibiting through September 30 - Visiting Artists
The six new artists include: Mollie Stark, Rustic Contemporary Artist; Tamara Mann, Ceramic Artist; Lisa Strang, Waterfowl Carver; Annette Mitchell, Printmaker/Painter; Maureen Bieniarz-Pond, Photography/Painting; and Gerri Harvey, Acrylics. The Visiting Artist Program is an invitational show which rotates every four months. The visiting artists' work, as well as the work of the member artists, can be viewed and purchased during Gallery hours.

Monday, June 9, 5-7pm - Open Beading Table, with Suzan Gannett and Lynn Haust
Bring your projects and your problems to share. We’ll be there to provide support and teach you so simple techniques to make your beading projects perfect. Refreshments will be served. Free

Monday & Wednesday, June 9 & 11, 5-7pm - Multi-Strand Necklace, with Suzan Gannett
Description: Make your own multi-strand necklace. You will string using fireline and then learn to use wire and crimps to complete your necklace. Bring your own materials or purchase a kit.
Class size: 3 min/6 max

Tuesday, June 10, 5-7pm - Sun Catcher Glass Class, with Lynn Haust
These glass catchers will sparkle and impress your friends with your creativity. Materials are included in the cost of the class
Class size: 3-7 students

Monday & Thursday, June 16 & 19, 5-7pm - Kiln-Fired Glass Pendants: Dichroic Glass Pendants
This fast-paced class with Lynn Haust will give you a chance to explore kiln fired glass and many of the techniques that make melting glass so exciting. Create several kiln-fired pendants, working with clear and black dichroic glass. In the first class we will be cutting the glass and then fusing the glass into one large block. In the second class you will be cutting and shaping the glass into the final shapes. You will learn several techniques of glass cutting including cold working, to shape the glass pendants. The glass will then be fired a second time to fire polish your glass pendants. Class size: 4 min/8 max. Ages: 15+

Monday, June 30, 5-7pm - Make a Square Stitch Bracelet
In this class with Suzan Gannett, you will learn to make a cuff-like bracelet using cubed beads. You can bring your own materials or kits will be available for purchase. This class requires at least 3 people and is limited to 8.

Sundays, 2-4pm - Open Knitting Table
Bring a knitting project to work on. Polly Bartlett will be available to offer her expert advice. Free

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

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

Thursday, April 17, 7pm - Richard Blanco
Richard Blanco read his poem One Today at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration making him the youngest, first Latino and first openly gay person to serve as an honorary participant in the official ceremony. His acclaimed first book, "City of a Hundred Fires," explores the yearnings and negotiation of cultural identity as a Cuban-American. A builder of cities and poems, Blanco is also a professional civil engineer currently living in Maine.

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 21, 7pm - The Case of the Detective Who Refused to Die: Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes
In one of the most famous reincarnations of all time, Arthur Conan Doyle killed off his world-renowned detective Sherlock Holmes, only to bring him back to life several years later. What caused Doyle's disenchantment with his creation and what led to his resurrection? Ingrid Graff discusses Doyle's life and writings and above all his relationship with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. She looks at several of the Sherlock Holmes stories to investigate the intense attraction of the prose, the plots, the places, and especially the undying fascination of the public with the man who became the world's most famous detective. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Contact: Judy Landry at 726-3081

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

Through August 8 - Summer Reading Program: Fizz, Boom, Read! and Spark a Reaction!
For kids ages 0 to 5th grade; those going into grade 6 and up can participate in the teen program. Information is now available at or contact Brochures are available at the Library for both the children and the teen summer reading programs.

Monday, July 21, 5-7pm - Tinker Time: LED Throwies
Make a LED magnetic throwie and compete in our magnetic challenge. Registration required; for 3rd grade and up.

Tuesday, July 22, 4-5:30pm - Film Canister Rockets (registration required; ages 5+)

Wednesday, July 23, 3-4pm - Mad Science Workshop
Junior Mad Scientists will perform instantaneous experiments and learn different factors that can change the rate of a chemical reactions. Kids take home a Flask Action kit for fizzy fun at home. Registration required; ages 7+ with
25 children max.

Monday, July 28, 1-3pm - Make Your Own Robot
Make your own robot from recycled materials. Tell us what they would be used for. Bring materials to share if you can. Registration required

Mondays, July 28 and August 4, 3:30-5pm - Lego Spectacular! (ages 5+)
Come play and build with Legos. No registration. Last Monday of the month (usually)

Mondays, July 28 and August 4, 6:30-7pm - Nighttime Stories
Wear your pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or two. Geared toward those 6 and younger. No registration

Mondays, July 28 and August 11, 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 Upcoming gatherings: August 11 & 25, September 8 & 22

Tuesday, July 29, 2:30pm - Grades 1 & 2 Book Club Discussion
"Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist: Lunch Walks Among Us" by Jim Benton

Tuesday, July 29, 3:15pm - Grades 3-5 Book Club Discussion
"Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures" by Kate DiCamillo

Tuesday, July 29, 4pm - Grade 6 Book Club Discussion
"Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy" by Karen Foxlee

Wednesdays, July 30 and August 6, 7-9pm - Teen Night
Activities vary; visit for details. Registration requested, 6th grade +

Thursday, July 31, 3pm - Lindsay and her Puppet Pals
Come meet Lindsay's life size puppets, including her new Robot friend. Registration requested; most appropriate for ages 3-8 but all ages are welcome.

Friday, August 1, 4-6pm - Author Talk: "The Songbird of Sovereign"
Jennifer Wixson reads from her latest novel. Pick up the first two books in the Sovereign Series and "The Songbird of Sovereign" just arrived.

Saturday, August 2, 10am-1pm - Wii Gaming
Bring games to share and nunchucks. All ages.

Monday, August 4, 1-2:30pm - Early Literacy Crafts
Crafts are designed for those 3 and under. Registration requested

Tuesday, August 5, 3-5pm - Wii Games, Duct Tape and More!
Grades 3-5, registration requested

Through August 7 - Storytime
Tuesdays, 10:15am - Storytime for Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Drop in... no sign ups required
Tuesdays, 1:30pm - Storytime for Preschool (ages 3-6)
Registration required
Thursdays, 10:15am - Music with Miss Becky (ages 0-6)
Drop in... no sign ups required

Thursday, August 7, 1pm - Candy Science (registration required)

Friday, August 8, 11am-2pm - Survivors Picnic at Fox Park!
This event is pot luck - pleases sign up a dish to share. We will hand out certificates and prizes for those who have reached their goals. (If you cannot attend the picnic you can pick up your prizes and certificates at the Library through the first week in September.) Registration requested

Tuesday, August 19, 7:30pm - Sky Watch (registration requested)

Tuesday, September 9, 6pm - Muslim Journeys: Book Discussion with Filiz Otucu, PhD.

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

Tuesdays, 6-8pm - Plymouth Area Chess Club

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

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

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

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