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August 29 - September 12
|COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)|
Errol Heritage Commission Historical DisplayMonday, 9-11am; Tuesday, 5-7:30pm; Thursday 8:30-11am
Errol Town Hall (first floor)
33 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3884 (Deb Freedman)
The public is invited to enjoy an old photo display, a peek into the rich historic past of the area.
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.
Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents...Great North Woods Committee for the Arts
Various locations, including Tillotson Center at 14 Carriage Lane (next to the post office, Route 26) in Colebrook
(603) 246-8998 or 237-9302
Sunday, August 24, 7pm - Lonely Heartstring Band
An exciting new bluegrass group that blends the music of the Beatles with Bill Monroe for a memorable night of music at the Tillotson Center, wrapping up the big Moose Festival weekend in grand style. Combining instrumental virtuosity, three-part harmonies, and a deep understanding of traditional bluegrass and Appalachian music, Lonely Heartstring Band is all about a great show. Come an hour early and for $5 more you can take part in a wonderful barbeque being offered at the Tillotson Center by the Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity organization.
Tickets are available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main Street in Colebrook, as well as at the door on the night of the concert. Funds raised by concerts help the GNWCA continue its ongoing mission of bringing the arts to the Great North Woods. For more information on the GNWCA, as well as a schedule of upcoming concerts, visit the website or contact Charlie Jordan at (603) 246-8998 or 237-9302.
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsSelect venues at various locations
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 www.ArtSpider.net 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 JoAnn Boydston is the artist of the month at the UCVH. CRAG member Pat Klinefelter is exhibiting 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 email@example.com.
Additionally, CRAG members display at Fiddleheads in Colebrook, featuring a themed art exhibit each month. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or email@example.com; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.
Wednesday, August 20, 4pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.
CRAG's Second Annual Silent Auction at the gallery at Fiddleheads gives people the opportunity to bid on works of art, starts Friday, August 22.
Friday, August 22 - Exhibiting at the Tillotson Center during the Moose Festival
Happenings at Errol Consolidated Elementary School99 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 www.nhgrand.com/Newsletter-Sign-up/grand-views-newsletter/grand-views-june-2014.aspx
|GORHAM & BERLIN AREA|
Visit www.randolph.nh.gov/Local%20Interest.htm for more event listings
Randolph Public Library EventsNew hours: Monday & Wednesday, 3-8pm; Thursday & Saturday, 10am-12noon
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408
Wednesday, August 13, 6pm - The Greg and Axel Show
A science and magic children's program, free and fun for all ages. At Randolph Town Hall
All events are free to the public. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.
Berlin & Coos County Historical Society MuseumTuesday-Saturday, 12noon-4pm (or by appointment)
Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center
119 High Street, Berlin
(603) 752-4590 or (603) 752-7337
The Moffett House Museum presents exhibits on Berlin's rich history, encompassing its cultural, ethnic and industrial legacies. The museum is highlighting its collection of military memorabilia.
Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"
Reading Room is available for perusing through high school yearbooks or doing research in the many "Brown Bulletins", city reports, antique ledgers and various historical documents. Genealogy research available.
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham NotchSaturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2727
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
Tuesday, August 5 - Winged Migration
The film begins with spring in North America and the migration to the Arctic; the flight is a community event for each species. Once in the Arctic, it's family time: courtship, nests, eggs, fledglings, and first flight. Chicks must soon fly south. Bad weather, hunters and pollution take their toll. Then, the cameras go south of the Equator. Antarctica is the summer destination. The search for food, good weather, and a place to hatch young takes this annual cycle of stamina across continents and oceans.
Wednesdays, August 6-27 - Wednesday Night with a Ranger
Rangers will present a program every Wednesday in July and August.
Thursdays , August 7 & 14 - Weather in the Whites: A Tour of the Extremes
Join Will Broussard, Outreach Coordinator for the Mount Washington Observatory for a fascinating presentation on White Mountain weather.
Fridays, August 8-29 - Friday Flicks!
Join us for an after dinner movie. AMC Staff picks the flick, you sit back and enjoy.
Saturday, August 9 - Trail Diet: Choosing the Right Foods for the Long Haul
Join Author and long distance hiker Dan Feldman for an informative talk on choosing the right foods for long distance hikes. Feldman is an outdoor writer based in Maine and author of Long Distance Hiking (Stackpole 2013), a one-of-a-kind book that explores subject matter unique to long distance trail travel. Dan's writing has also been featured in Backpacking Light Magazine.
Sunday, August 10 - Brush and Pen: Artists and Writers of the White Mountains
A documentary featuring the 19th century artists and writers of NH's White Mountains. This film offers the audience a tour through the 19th century with some of New Hampshire's most famous works of art. Brush and Pen bridges a gap in the art and literature worlds by combining significant White Mountain art and prose in one format.
Monday, August 11; Thursday, August 21 & Sunday, August 31 - Nature Documentary: 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.
Tuesday, August 12 & Sunday, August 17 - 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.
Saturday, August 16 - 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.
Monday, August 18 - 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.
Tuesday, August 19 - Maple Sugar: A Contra dance band
It is a New England dance we do in lines. Candace Maher is the caller, will play accordion, and teach all the dances. Sandy Hatch will play fiddle. 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.
Saturday, August 23 - Thru Hiking the 2700 Mile Pacific Crest Trail
Join long distance hiker Wendy Johnson as she shares her 5 month continuous backpacking journey along the PCT.
Sunday, August 24 - Smokejumpers: Aerial Firefighters of the West
What is a smokejumper? Join Mike McCracken for an informative presentation on his experiences as a smokejumper in the Pacific Northwest.
Monday, August 25 - Windows to the Wild
Join us for a showing of the NH Public Television production with Willem Lange, featuring AMC Huts.
Tuesday, August 26 - Alone in the Wilderness
To live a pristine land unchanged by man... to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed to choose an idyllic site, cut trees and build a log cabin. Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. This video is a simple account of the day to day exploration and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature' s events that kept him company.
Thursday, August 28 - 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.
Saturday, August 30 - 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
Programs are free & open to the public (not including meals). Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change.
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Music in the Great North WoodsVenues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or (603) 326-3242 (information)
Music in the Great North Woods promotes and supports classical music in New Hampshire's North Country in new, as well as existing, venues. During the summer months, the non-profit organization sponsors a Master Organ Recital series and the Big Moose Bach Fest, with visiting musicians of international stature. Call, visit the website or email for detailed schedules and more information. Events are open to the public free of charge, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.
Saturday, August 16, 7:30pm - Mini-Moose Bach Event: Cousin in Art
This one-person play by Charles S. Brown explores the emotions and thoughts of Bach's cousin and childhood companion, Johann Walther as he watches the meteoric rise of a genius beside him. Using the historic Hook and Hastings organ, Charles Brown will play the part of J. G. Walther. No tickets are required, but donations will be encouraged at the door. At Gorham Congregational Church, 143 Main Street, Gorham
Sunday, August 17, 4:30pm - Mini-Moose Bach Event: Lecture and Recital
"Bach as Lutheran" presented by organist and scholar Christopher Anderson, who has particular interests in early musical modernism, modern German history and philosophy, the organ’s position in Western culture, and points of intersection between music and theology.
At Randolph Church, Route 2, Randolph
Friday-Sunday, August 29-August 31 - Big Moose Bach Fest VI
Friday, 7:30pm - Reception and Lecture by Quentin Faulkner
"Anna Amalia of Prussia: her crucial role in the cultivation and propagation of JS Bach"
At Randolph Town Hall, 130 Durand Road, Randolph
Saturday, 2:30pm - Organ works and Solo Cantatas (Coffee and Wedding)
David Grogan, Nicolas Garza, and Lucy Tamez Creech, soloists
At St. Kieran Arts Center, 155 Emery, Berlin
Saturday, 7:30pm - Chamber Music, Triple Concerto, BWV 1044, for flute, violin and harpsichord
At Gorham Town Hall, Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham
Sunday, 4:30pm - Solo Cantata 170: Vergnügte ruh, Nicolas Garza, countertenor; Choral Works, Susan Ferré, director
At Gorham Town Hall, Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham
St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural HeritageSt. 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
Saturday, August 30, 1:30pm - Exhibit Closing Artist Reception
Mr. Scolere will be present to discuss his works and answer questions from those in attendance. The free presentation, which is scheduled to begin at 2pm, will precede the Bach Festival slated for 2:30pm.
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.
Saturday, August 30, 2:30pm – Big Moose Bach Fest Concert Organ works and Solo Cantatas (Coffee and Wedding), with David Grogan, Nicolas Garza, and Lucy Tamez Creech, soloists. Presented in conjunction with Music in the Great Northwoods
Friday, September 26, 7pm – Inca Son, Music of the Andes Mountains
Upcoming performances include: 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 HappeningsGorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322
Friday, August 15, 7pm - USFS Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act
Showing American Values, American Wilderness, a film hosted by Christopher Reeve, with discussion to follow. For more information, contact White Mountain National Forest at (603) 536-6100.
Saturday, August 30, 7:30pm - Big Moose Bach Fest VI
Chamber Music, Triple Concerto, BWV 1044, for flute, violin and harpsichord
Sunday, August 31, 4:30pm - Big Moose Bach Fest VI
Solo Cantata 170: Vergnügte ruh, Nicolas Garza, countertenor; Choral Works, Susan Ferré, director
Friday, September 5, 7:30pm - Claude Bourbon
Gateway Gallery & Gifts Showcases North Country ArtistsWednesday & Thursday, 12:30-5pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm (also by appointment)
36 Exchange Street, Gorham (603) 466-9900
Located at the northern edge of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in Gorham, Gateway Gallery & Gifts features White Mountain Memorabilia, work by North Country artists, and an eclectic sampling of gifts from framed fishing flies to jewelry from away - sometimes far away. Gateway Gallery specializes in custom framing using conservation materials and methods.
|HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)|
Haverhill Historical Society EventsBy appointment
Haverhill Historical Society's Kimball Store Museum
58 Court Street, Haverhill (603) 989-5953
Celebrating Haverhill's and Newbury's 250th Anniversary
A year-long celebration of "250 years as chartered neighbors" with Newbury. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit at www.celebrate250.org or on Facebook at Haverhill/Newbury250th.
All lectures are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at Ladd Street School, 880 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10, at the corner of County Road), Haverhill.
Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 9am-4pm
91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill (603) 787-2539
The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. Why not call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center? Call Deb or JoAnne for more details.
Thursday, August 7, 9:30am - Designers' Place: "One-of-a Kind" Cards, with Jeannie
Thursday, August 14, 9:30am - Designers' Place: Floral Arrangements, with Jane (all supplies provided)
Thursday, August 14, 11am - The Ed Larkin Old Time Contra Dance Group
Enjoy the period costumes, real "Old Time" music, the call of the Prompter, and the precision of the dancers, prompter and music. It is a first-hand glimpse of the past, an age of elegance.
Saturday, August 16, 11am-3pm - Grafton County Community Knit In
Calling all knitters and crocheters - join in a fun open house, where community members can gather to snack, relax, knit, crochet and learn about infant abuse prevention. Your knitted or crocheted caps will be given to babies in November & December to help educate parents about the Period of PURPLE
Crying, a normal but frustrating period of increased crying all infants experience in the first few weeks and months after birth.
Tuesday, August 19, 9:30-11am - Digital Camera & Photography Class
Do you need help with the new digital point and shoot cameras out on the market now, DSLR cameras that have so many functions it makes your head spin? Award-winning photographer Paul Anderson will conduct two photography classes. The first course will include the basics, including different types of digital cameras, storage devices for your photos, accessories to go with your camera, learn the basic operations and functions of your camera, and how to take a better photo. The second class will take place in September. All levels welcome (donations welcome)
Thursday, August 27 - 14th Anniversary Celebration
Come for lunch and celebrate with us, with music by The Boyz and an anniversary raffle.
Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music
Mondays, 12:30pm - Designers' Place: Hearts & Hands Quilters
Tuesdays, 9am-2:30pm - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group
Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb
Orford Senior CenterCongregational Church
Dartmouth College Highway, Orford (603) 353-9107
You never know what might be happening at the Orford Senior Center, but you can be assured that the Tuesday lunch will be delicious and most likely there will be a neat program as well. It may be the local elementary school jazz band, a reading by an author or a talk by a local celebrity.
|LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA|
Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer ProgramsWednesday-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 MuseumBy appointment
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Laconia Savings Bank
22 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-2466
Features displays on various facets of life in Whitefield over the years. Ongoing exhibits are also on display on the first floor of the Mountain View Grand year 'round and are updated periodically.
Jefferson Historical Society Museum & ProgramsSunday & Thursday, June-October, 1-5pm, and by appointment
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372
Housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course, the eclectic collection of artifacts reflects the town’s rural history. Exhibits include the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Landslide, the Waumbek Hotel, old tools, photographs and memorabilia.
Live & On Screen at Rialto TheatreRialto Theatre
80 Main Street (Route 2), Lancaster (603) 684-1121
New entertainment every week, covering a vast array of genres, providing recent run movies and unique viewing alternatives by bringing back classics, vintage films and nontraditional entertainment.
PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584
The Colonel Town PlayersLancaster 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 NotchAppalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-4453
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
Purple Moose Kidventures and Discovery CenterMondays, 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.
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 ScheduleWednesday & Saturday, 10am-1pm
Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 37 Village Road, Town Square
Curious George Cottage, 7 Noon Peak Road (next to WV Elementary School)
Waterville Valley (603) 236-3308
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 email@example.com.
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”.
Also exhibiting Summer Response - An eclectic collection by local artists including Birdie Britton, Terry Downs, Alma Grand, Don Jackson, Cynthia Powell, Maryellen Sakura, Wayne Thornbrough.
No charge, donations are welcome. Proceeds support the Rey Center's art and science education programs.
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
Friday, 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.
The Friday night Tales & Trails from the Wilderness Lecture Series also includes:
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).
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.
Saturday, August 30, 1-3pm - Curious Crafts
Drop-in to the Rey Center to make Curious George and other seasonal crafts that children take home. Designed for kids ages 3 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
September 1-14 - Meet the Rey Center's new Artist in Residence: NH Children's Book Illustrator, Marty Kelley
The Curious George Cottage Artist in Residence is open to professional and emerging artists in all media – visual and performing arts, craftspeople, authors, poets, composers, eco artists and media artists. The Residency provides an opportunity to pursue and share art and the artistic process in the inspirational setting of New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
Saturday, September 6, 2-4pm and Tuesday, September 9, 7-9pm - If you would like the opportunity to see Marty at work, he will be holding open studio hours
Wednesday, September 3, 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 (usually), May 28-October 22
Saturday, September 6, 6:30-7:30pm - Artist Reception: Marty Kelley
Meet Marty over complimentary refreshments and then enjoy his Community Presentation titled “Children’s Books For Fun & Profit But Mostly Fun” starting at 8pm. For more information on Marty Kelley, visit his website at www.martykelley.com.
Saturday, September 27, 8pm - 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 October 25, November 22 and December 20.
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.
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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.
Monday-Saturday, August 20-30, 7:30pm - The 39 Steps
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale. Special Matinee on Wednesday, August 27, 2pm
Sunday, August 31, 7:30pm - Boston Stand-up Comedy Night
Don't miss a trio of hilarious Boston comics on the Jean's Playhouse stage, including Greg Boggis, Carolyn Plummer, and headliner Dave Russo, recently named "Best Male Comic" by the Boston Examiner. http://engfant.dotster.com/gregboggis/
Saturday, September 6, 7:30pm - Fall Season Kickoff Event
North Shore A Cappella singing quintet returns to Jean's Playhouse by popular demand to kick off the Fall portion of the Summer of Laughter season. For over 30 years, North Shore Acappella has excited audiences throughout New England, adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm and tempo to songs from the 1940s. Jean's Playhouse will also announce its 2015 season at this event and sneak-preview its 2014 fall season with a performance by the gentlemen of Forever Plaid. Cocktails and a wine-and-cheese bar will be available.
Thursday-Saturday, September 10-October 12, 7:30pm - Forever Plaid
This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was. Special Matinees on September 14, 17 and 24.
Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & LecturesWednesday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 5-7pm (also by appointment)
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159 (Carol Riley)
The Museum features memorabilia from the J.E Henry era, early resort hotels, sawmills, Logging photos and equipment, local schools, yearbooks, Tourist attraction, and so much more. The Museum is a former church that was built by J.E. Henry in 1909. We also now have a "satellite" museum. The owners of the Village Shops in Lincoln (the old mill site) have given us a store front in the complex and we have numerous photos and early maps on display.
The Upper 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 LibraryMonday-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.
Wednesday, August 27, 5pm - Movie Night: Heaven is Real
Limited seating (call to reserve)
Mondays, 3-5pm - LEGO Club
Preregister for this event. 6-12 year olds
Wednesdays, 4-5pm - Italian Study group
This group is open to all that would like to learn a language.
Fridays, 11am - Storytime
We will read stories, do a craft and enjoy each other's company. This program is free and open to all.
Happenings at the Linwood Senior ServicesLinwood Area Senior Center
194 Pollard Road, Lincoln (603) 745-4705
Located in the heart of New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains, you’re sure to enjoy the special celebrations as well as the regular meals. Bring a friend and drop by for a delicious lunch, enjoy the programming, and find out how you can be a part of this great community effort.
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Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & ClassesOpen year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
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.
Friday, August 29, 5pm - Sounds in the Sanctuary Concert Series: Solo Concert of Classical Guitar Music
Gary Robinson presents a classical guitar recital with works of Francisco Tarrega, Johann Sebastian Bach, Fernando Sor, Joaquin Malats, Isaac Albeniz, and Miguel Abloniz. Light reception follows performance. This Friday afternoon concert 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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, September 2, 4pm - Books of Jewish Interest Discussion Group
Open to the public. For information, contact Martin Kessel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 4 - White Mountain Jewish Film Festival Closing Night Celebration: When Comedy Went to School (5:30pm) and Sweet Lorraine (8pm)
"When Comedy Went to School" is a documentary filled with interviews with the well-known comedians who began in the Catskills. The ever-popular patio reception follows at 7pm, with with guest speaker Steve Gomer, producer/director of Sweet Lorraine, the second film which begins at 8pm. "Sweet Lorraine," the poignant story of the closing of an aging Catskills hotel, was filmed on location at the Heiden Hotel (no longer in existence) where Gomer spent his childhood summers. 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, September 12, 5pm - Guest speaker Diana Mara Henry, photojournalist, researcher and photographer, will present her new book, "The Man and the Book." The Memoirs of Andre Scheinmann: A Hero’s Journey, the story of Andre Peulevey, freedom fighter, spy, and survivor of Natzweiler-Struthof camp in Alsace. Open to the public. Admission free.
Contact: Kitty Bigelow, Executive Director, PO Box 591, Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & EventsFridays & Saturdays, May 30-October 13, 11am-3pm
Sugar Hill Meeting House
1401 Route 117, Main Street, Sugar Hill (603) 823-5336
The three-building campus of the Sugar Hill Historical Museum reflects the long history of Sugar Hill’s people, places and culture. "Once Upon a Time," the 2014 exhibit, features the museum’s extensive collection of clothing, cradles, books, toys, ephemera and childhood memories of bygone eras. Other exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith’s shop, a collection of public signs, a 1939 Ford fire truck, and a variety of sleighs. A large photograph collection and a wealth of historical and genealogical references are found in the library. The gift shop sells the museum’s self-published books, antiques, jewelry, and many crafted items created by Sugar Hill residents. Admission is free – donations gratefully accepted. Call for more information or to make an appointment for a special tour.
League of NH Craftsmen Gallery & Littleton Studio SchoolLeague of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1066
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, through August 28, 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 September 4-25, 9am-12noon, and October 2-23, 9am-12noon and December 4-18, 9am-12noon.
Fridays, August 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
Saturdays, August 16 & 23, 9am-12noon - Digital Imaging, with Karen Abbruscato
Adobe Photoshop is one most powerful digital imaging software choices available. Identify personal uses and learn methods for navigating Photoshop's evolving array of menus and tool applications. Discussion and demonstrations will include (but not limited to) Image editing and manipulation, File formats, Resolutions, Scanning, Printing and Portfolios. This workshop is offered for those who have (or intend to purchase) their own digital cameras/scanners, laptops/ pads and Adobe Creative Suite software or just Adobe Photoshop. Lessons will be based upon needs and requests of attendees. Teen-adult
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
Mondays, September 1-22, 6-8pm - Mixed Media Exploration, with Kristine Lingle
This course will cover a variety of mixed media techniques and mediums, including collage, paste paper, paint, stamps and stencils. Projects include cards, book covers, paper quilts and prayer flags. Each class will begin with a demonstration of technique. Most materials will be provided.
Tuesdays, September 2-October 7, 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, September 2-October 9, 6-9pm OR Wednesdays, September 3-October 8, 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
Wednesdays, September 3-October 8, 6-9pm - Digital Photography, with Karen Abbruscato
Explore digital photography in relation to fine art. Students will be introduced to the basic technology necessary for the production of their art work, as well as learning about the visual arts, how to look at and critique photography. Bring your own experience, problems and questions. Enhance your abilities to find solutions which express and expand your creative ideas. Teen-Adult
Thursdays, September 4-October 9, 6-9pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Jean Matray
Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming and surface texture & finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles.
Fridays, September 5-October 10, 9am-12noon - Color Theory & Design, with Karen Abbruscato
Learn how to use color creatively and effectively in any medium. Practice color mixing and comprehend color relationships. Students will create wide spectrum palettes and design projects using only red, yellow, blue and white. Teen-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 & ClassesThursday-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 (www.lisbonartsgallery.com/arac). 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 email@example.com or 838-5076, or stop by the Gallery. Registration forms are on the Gallery website at www.theartsgallery.yolasite.com/events-and-info, 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 www.lisbonartsgallery.com/membership, or come by the Gallery. All artists are required to have their work juried prior to being accepted as members.
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The Rocks Estate Programs & EventsOpen daily, year-round
The Rocks Estate
4 Christmas Lane (off Route 302), Bethlehem (603) 444-6228 or (800) 639-5373
Owned by The Society for Protection of NH Forests, the landmark 1,400-acre Rocks Estate includes numerous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers Agri- and Eco-tourism opportunities throughout the year. Picnic areas, hiking, skiing & snowshoe trails. Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street in Bethlehem, is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. Facilities include a classroom, educational trails, pond and picnic sites. For more information and a calendar of events, please call, email or visit the website.
Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the New Hampshire Maple Experience at The Rocks and visit the Maple Museum, housed in one of many carefully restored historic buildings on the Estate. The museum includes a collection of historic and modern tools used in sugaring. A video played inside the sugar house provides a virtual tour of the springtime sugaring process. The extensive trails system at The Rocks is open daily, year-round, from dawn until dusk. Leashed pets are welcome to accompany their people on the trails. For visitors using their smart phones, The Rocks also offers a Mobile Tour, where visitors may learn more about the history of the Estate, modern day conservation and management practices there, and the different types of Christmas trees grown on the farm.
Select Wednesdays, 7pm - Bretzfelder Park Programs
August 27 - The History and Life History of Moose in New Hampshire
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and New Hampshire Fish & Game Moose Project Leader Kristine Rines will present a discussion covering the history and life history of moose in New Hampshire, with special emphasis on the mortality work being studied by Fish & Game. Her discussion will include the rise of the winter tick and how it is affecting New Hampshire’s moose population.
These free programs are part of the Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series, owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (www.forestsociety.org). All are welcome. The summer series is held Wednesdays in August, and the winter series is held Wednesdays in February.
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Mail: PO Box 6, Lisbon NH 03585
Lisbon Area Historical SocietyBy 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.
Events & Films at The Colonial TheatreMain Street, Bethlehem (603) 869-3422
Thursday, August 28, 7:30pm - National Theatre Live in HD, Encore Presentation: A Small Family Business
A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed, Jack starts off as a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.
Saturday, September 6, 8pm - Bombino, with special guest Aram Bedrosian
A perfect match of sound and soul, Bombino is a member of the Tuareg Ifoghas tribe, a nomadic North Africa people; for centuries they have fought against colonialism and the imposition of strict Islamic rule. His dazzling live performance and virtuosity on the guitar have led notable music critics to compare him to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Neil Young, and Jerry Garcia.
Bedrosian’s funk driven, melodic pieces have earned him international acclaim for his balance of technical achievement and musicality and solidified his place on the forefront of bass innovation.
Saturday, September 20, 8pm - Le Vent du Nord
Le Vent du Nord are clearly not short of inspiration. The Québec quartet’s infectious take on French-Canadian roots music has brought them worldwide attention… riding the crest of a wave.
Sunday-Tuesday, 7:30pm; Wednesday, 5:30pm (2 for 1 night); Friday & Saturday, 5:30pm & 8pm - Movies
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The Frost Place Museum Events & ReadingsWednesday-Monday, July-September 15, 1-5pm; Wednesday-Monday, September 17-October 13, 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:
From September 1 through its closing on October 13, The Frost Place is offering a 2-for-1 admissions fee to local residents in surrounding towns.
Saturday, September 13, 11am-2pm – Poetry in the Park
Join us for our second annual Poetry in the Park event. Spread out on the green with a blanket or chair and listen to poetry readings and live music, participate in conversations with our featured readers, perform some of your own poetry at our open mic, book signings, and more. Schedule:
11am - New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice B. Fogel
11:15am - J. Kates
11:30am - James Fowler
11:45am - Rodger Martin
12noon - Lunch Intermission, with Music by Sarah Nelson
12:20pm - Open Mic
1pm - Maudelle Driskell
1:15pm - John Perrault
1:30pm - B. Eugene McCarthy
1:45pm - Henry Walters
This event is free and open to all, and you can join the event on Facebook. Sign up for the open mic will begin at 11am. Held at Greeley Park Bandshell, 100 Concord Street, Nashua. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, September 19, 4-7pm - Representatives from The Frost Place will be at the Littleton Food Co-op during Pizza and a Partner Night
Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & EventsFridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend to last weekend in October, 1-4pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000
Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain, and iron furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school. Browse the new exhibit Readin' Ritin' Rithmetic: From the One Room School Houses of Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill to Our Present Day Regional Schools. The exhibit includes pictures of schools and children from Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill. In the 1860s there were more than a dozen schools in the three towns. Research traces the change from these schools to the current Lafayette Regional School and Profile Junior-Senior High School, serving the three towns and more.
The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. The Museum can be open by request at the Museum or Chamber of Commerce Booth at Franconia Town Hall. There is no admittance fee although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.
Friday & Saturday August 29 & 30, 9am-4pm - Fall Plant Sale
A colorful variety of autumn favorites will be available.
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Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm (closed when the weather is bad)
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton (603) 444-6050
Check website for full listing of activities.
Do you need a comfortable area for your card group to meet? Do you host a ladies' afternoon in your home but your living room is getting too crowded? The Senior Center has many afternoons that are open for drop-in style socializing. Call for details.
Do you have, or do you know someone who has, a special talent that you can bring to others? We are looking for people or groups who would like to give lessons in anything at all. Perhaps you know how to scrapbook or maybe you can make greeting cards. We have the space; we just need instructors.
Wednesdays, August 20, 1-2pm - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually).
TNo July meeting - RSVP Knitters and Bookworms Bookclub
Tuesdays, August 5 & 19, 1pm - Line Dancing with Billye
Thursday, August 7, 1pm - Lunch and Learn Series: Feng Shui
Feng Shui is about changing your environment to achieve harmony. Come explore Kate Kelly. Sign up at the front desk or by calling.
Friday, August 15, before lunch - Sax Music with Wayne Klingler
Monday, August 18, 8am - Trip on the scenic Lake Winnipesaukee Railroad
Enjoy a 2-hour train ride from Meredith that overlooks the picturesque Lake Winnipesaukee and other scenic views. While aboard, lunch will be served, which is included in cost. The train is also handicapped accessible.
Tuesday, August 26, 12:45pm - Phil Rivera sings Sinatra
Tuesday, August 26, 1:30pm - Bookworms Bookclub
Please read the book of your choice and come with recommendations for future meetings. No July Meeting
Mondays, 1pm - Yoga (new members welcome)
Tuesdays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (beginners welcome)
Wednesdays, 11am - Piano Music by Charles
Wednesdays, 3pm - Computer Classes (Call to signup and to confirm dates)
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Jackson Grammar School & Whitney Community Center EventsWhitney Community Center & Jackson Grammar School
Route 16A, Jackson (603) 383-6861
The Community Center offers many options and spaces for public use. There is a large, multipurpose Main Hall with a stage and seating up to 250. The bright Art Room has working height tables and stools to accommodate about 15 people. A small conference room, with a table and chairs, is an additional option for up to 8 people. The large Kitchen has a gas stove and countertop space, with a pass through into the Main Hall. Detailed information and availability can be found on the Grammar School's website. Handicap accessible.
Do you have an interest or hobby you would love to share with the JGS students? If so, we would be delighted to have you to join us after school and teach us all about it; please touch base with Meredith Piotrow to schedule a program.
Tuesdays, 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 email@example.com.
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. No experience necessary, all levels welcome.
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Believe in Books Literacy Foundation EventsDaily, 9am-4pm
100 Acre Wood - Go through the gate (across from Town Hall Road) and follow the signs 1/2 mile to the parking area
41 Observatory Way, Intervale (603) 356-9980
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If you would like to read or dress up as a Character, please call or contact Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us to read to the preschools or to dress up as Olivia or Pooh. www.believeinbooks.org/CharacterBreakfast.html
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
Sunday, August 24, 7pm - Cold River Radio Show
Hosted by musician & writer, Jonathan Sarty, and the Cold River band, The Cold River Radio Show exclusively features New England-based artists, performers, authors and storytellers to introduce listeners to the unique culture of the Northeast. Vermonter Ellen Stimson is the featured author, appearing alongside The Matt Stubbs Band, storyteller Jo Radner, and musicians Candie Tremblay and Sean Peters on this old-time variety radio show, co-sponsored by White Birch Books. Tickets for Cold River Radio Show can be purchased at White Birch Books in advance of the show or at Theater of the Wood on the day of the event. For more information about the event, or to reserve a copy of Mud Season, call White Birch Books. More information on the Cold River Radio Show can be found by visiting www.jonathansarty.com/coldriverradio/.
Monday, September 1, 8:15am (start) - 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. www.believeinbooks.org/KidsFunRun.html
Friday, September 26, 7:30pm - The American Rogues
Stay tuned to our website and Facebook for an exciting deal on this show.
Conway Public Library Events & ProgramsMonday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-8pm, Wednesday 10am-6:30pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm
15 East Main Street, Conway (603) 447-5552
August's Artist of the Month - Kim Beals
August's Author of the Month - Mystery Writer Jane Homes
Monday, September 1 - Library closed in observance of Labor Day
Tuesday, September 2, 4:30pm - 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.
Tuesday, September 2, 6pm - After the monthly meeting of the White Mountain Writers Group, there will be a streaming of “Authors Anonymous,” a film spoof on writers groups. Join us for pizza (Dutch treat) and a few good laughs. All welcome, but call the Library in advance so there will be enough pizza.
Fall Story Times begin September 9, 10 and 11 for 2 year-olds, babies and 3 & 4 year-olds respectively
Half an hour of stories, songs and action rhymes for little ones.
Monday, September 15, 10:15am - Morning Book Group discusses "My Name Is Mary Sutter" by Robin Oliveira. 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.
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 SeriesTamworth 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 artstamworth.org and heading over to artconnectsus.org. 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 SeriesCranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
North Conway (603) 356-5543 or (800) Sun-n-Ski
High energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of entertainment from Celtic-Irish music to traditional brass band to the Blues, and music of the '80s and classics from Broadway. Concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of Cranmore Mountain. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs; food and beverages available on the Deck at Zip's Pub with a full view of the stage, or bring your own picnic supper (no alcohol, please). Headline concerts begin at approximately 7pm, with an early concert by area performers at 6pm. Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization, and admission is family friendly requesting a small charge to help defray expenses for the series. Convenient parking within steps of the concert area, and indoor restrooms.
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Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo GalleryThursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050
An award winning photographer, Dana Clemons has been photographing stunning landscapes for over 30 years, offering a large selection of unique, award-winning photographs of the White Mountains and surrounding region. Archival prints, matted or tastefully framed. Also on display and for sale at: White Mountain Artisans Gallery, North Conway; League of NH Craftsman, Littleton & Meredith; Zeb's General Store, North Conway; Flossie's General Store, Jackson Village.
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PO Box 8, Jackson, NH 03846
Jackson Historical Society Programs, Museum, Art GallerySaturday & 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.
October 17-26 - 12th Annual White Mountain Art Sale
Featuring White Mountain scenes by 19th century artists and selected landscapes by the best contemporary artists. Included will be ten paintings (6 Shapleigh) being sold from the Society’s collection. The Society wishes to enhance its collection and will be seeking to buy suitable replacements. Most of the consigned paintings and maps have already been hung at the Society's Museum and can be seen NOW during our open hours. The website will be up and running with images and prices by August 20 (www.jacksonhistory.org/artshow.html). For information on how to consign, call or email Warren Schomaker at the Historical Society.
Friday, October 17 - Exhibit Opening Reception: White Mountain Scenes-different Views – different Artists, plus Early Maps of the White Mountains
Eastman Performing Arts Center and Pace Galleries of ArtBox 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 13 - Final Presentation: Roméo and Juliette
The world’s most famous love story comes to operatic life with the star-crossed young couple.
2014-2015 Met Opera Live in HD tickets are now on sale - Order online or call the box office. Season passes will be available from August 4-October 11. Buy a season pass and receive a free ticket to one of the '14-'15 operas of your choosing.
October 11 - Macbeth
October 18 - Le Nozze di Figaro
November 1 - Carmen
November 22 - Il Barbiere di Siviglia
December 13 - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
January 17 - The Merry Window
January 31 - Les Contes d’Hoffmann
February 14 - Iolanta and Bluebeard's Castle
March 14 - La Donna del Lago
April 25 - Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncaval
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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 email@example.com.
Tuesdays, July & August, 6:30-7:30pm - Outdoor Band Concerts
Presented at the gazebo, next to the North Conway Community Center in the Village
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World Fellowship Center Workshops and Cultural Events368 Drake Hill Road (off Route 16), Albany (between Chocorua & Conway) (603) 447-2280
This secular, intergenerational, multicultural camp and conference center offers public educational events for adults as well as pay-for programming for people staying overnight or commuting by day. Varied lectures, workshops and performances; check website for program details. Meals served 8am, 12:30pm & 6pm. Overnight accommodations available.
Wednesday, August 27, 7:30pm - Declassified: Freedom of Information and Human Rights in the Americas
Michael Evans of the National Security Archive, a pro-transparency international affairs research institute, discusses investigating human rights violations using access to information laws.
Thursday, August 28, 7:30pm - Fun Night
Friday, August 29, 7:30pm - Contra Dance
Beverly Woods & Shana Aisenberg play & teach
Saturday-Sunday, September 6-7 - Peace of Mind Retreat
High-school-age youth leadership development in a wilderness setting. Contact will@NHPeaceAction.org or (603) 228-0559.
Friday-Sunday, September 19-21 - White Mountain Mushroom Foray Weekend Retreat
For folks new to the mushroom world or club members: learn to protect mushroom habitat and to identify, photograph, dye with, and enjoy wild mushrooms. Talks and guided walks on site coordinated by Lawrence Millman, with Robert Blanchette, Dr. Rosalind Lowen, Renée Lebeuf, Joe Warfel, Susan Goldhor, Kay Fairweather and William Neill. Additional off-site early-bird foray Friday afternoon. Limited to 80 registrants.
Thursday-Sunday, September 25-28 - Silent Meditation Retreat
Nancy Mujo Baker of No Traces Zendo and Conway Sangha. Open to meditators with rigorous retreat experience in Zen tradition and permission of the teacher. firstname.lastname@example.org
White Birch Books EventsMonday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street (just south of the park), North Conway Village (603) 356-3200
Sunday, August 24, 11am - Children’s Craft Workshop & Book Reading with Author/Illustrator Marcie Cuff
With just a few stiches and an old, worn wool sweater, Marcie Cuff can transform and upcycle old clothes into funky felted flowers. As a science teacher, Cuff delights in teaching others to do the same. Cuff, the author/illustrator of "This Book Was a Tree: Ideas, Adventures, and Inspiration for Rediscovering the Natural World," will inspire kids and adults alike in a fun, interactive morning with a crafty sweater overhaul workshop, short reading and book signing.
Sunday, August 24, 7pm - "Mud Season" Author Ellen Stimson Featured on Cold River Radio Show at Theater in the Wood
Hosted by musician & writer, Jonathan Sarty, and the Cold River band, The Cold River Radio Show exclusively features New England-based artists, performers, authors and storytellers to introduce listeners to the unique culture of the Northeast. Vermonter Ellen Stimson is the featured author, appearing alongside The Matt Stubbs Band, storyteller Jo Radner, and musicians Candie Tremblay and Sean Peters on this old-time variety radio show, co-sponsored by White Birch Books. In self-deprecating and hilarious fashion, "Mud Season" chronicles Stimson’s transition from city life to rickety Vermont farmhouse. When she decides she wants to own and operate the old-fashioned village store in idyllic Dorset, pop. 2,036, one of the oldest continually operating country stores in the country, she learns the hard way that “improvements” are not always welcomed warmly by folks who like things just fine the way they’d always been.
Tickets for Cold River Radio Show can be purchased at White Birch Books in advance of the show or at Theater of the Wood on the day of the event. For more information about the event, or to reserve a copy of Mud Season, call White Birch Books. More information on the Cold River Radio Show can be found by visiting www.jonathansarty.com/coldriverradio/.
White Birch Books' Mystery Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month at 7pm.
Thursday Night Book Group meets every fourth Thursday of the month and is open to any and all readers.
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Jeanne Limmer Dance Classes and PerformancesJeanne Limmer Dance Center & The Branch at Eastern Slope Plaza
Reporter Court Street (off Main Street), North Conway Village (603) 356-3422
Home of Axis Dance Company. Classes for all ages and levels, preschool through adult, in the various styles and techniques of dance including: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Creative Movement, Pre-ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern, Movement Exploration, Fitness and AIE Studio Workshops.
Thursday, August 21, 9:30am-1:30pm & 4-6pm - Class Registration
Adult & teen classes begin Wednesday, September 3, along with Axis Dance Company (intermediate level).
Steel Dreams, Community Steel Band, Seeks ParticipantsTuesdays, 7-8:30pm
903 West Side Road, North Conway (603) 447-5107
Come join the Mt. Washington Valley intergenerational community steel band, Steel Dreams. All are welcome and no previous musical experience is necessary - just the love of rhythm and music. The community steel band movement is growing throughout New England with more than 30 bands now participating in the Annual Northeast Pan Festival. The fun and excitement of playing in a steel band is a great way for individuals, families and community groups, to come together create music and bring the Caribbean groove to our town. The joyous sound of the steel drums lightens your heart and makes your feet want to dance. Besides the unique fun of playing the music, participating in a steel band fosters teamwork, discipline, respect of others, community awareness and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
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Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUBOngoing - Friday evenings (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub
August 15 - Middle Ground (Cindy Duchin & Peter Heimlich)
The Corner House Inn, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Sandwich Home Industries and Surroundings Art Gallery join forces to bring you an evening of fun, culture and cuisine. Refreshments will be served at the galleries during the walk, and afterwards enjoy dinner at the Corner House Inn. Visit all the galleries and receive a 15% discount on your meal, then stay and enjoy the acoustic Folk with Flair sound of Cindy Duchin and Peter Heimlich performing as MiddleGround. The Gallery Walk is from 5-7pm. For more information, call 284-7728.
August 22 - Jill Ducsai
August 29 - Peter Lawlor
September 5 - Tom Fleischmann & Hans Stafford
September 12 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
September 19 - Jonathan Sarty
October 3 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
October 10 - Starlight Honeys (Roger Sorlien, Katie O’Connell, Sam Tracy)
October 17 - Julia Velie
October 31 - Doug Hazard
December 12 - Vagabond Blue (Jill Ducsai & Carolyn Ramsay)
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Advice To The Players
PO Box 14, North Sandwich, NH 03259
Advice to the Players Performances, Workshops & Events(603) 986-6253 (information)
Advice To The Players is a unique company of theater professionals, enthusiastic community members and energetic teens that presents Shakespeare performances and workshops in New Hampshire’s Lakes and Mountains Region. ATTP is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts.
Our Shakespeare presentations are in August during Sandwich Old Home Week, October during the Sandwich Fair, and in March. Venues include the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage, The Sandwich Town Hall and The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. Our December presentation of A Christmas Carol celebrates Victorian Christmas in Tamworth Village. During the school year we offer daytime performances and workshops for schools and student groups and in July we offer Shakespeare Camps for students of all ages.
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 & EventsMonday-Friday, 11am-5pm
Plymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869
Contact the Silver Center Box Office for tickets to all Silver Center events; use the specific PSU contact email for the particular PSU event for information and attendance at PSU events.
Plymouth State University courses & events:
PSU is offering several graduate-level courses, including an online course, leading to a Certificate in Historic Preservation. For more information and to register, call 535-2636 or visit www.plymouth.edu/graduate/academics/degrees/masters/med/heritage-studies/historic-preservation/
Silver Center for the Arts events:
Tickets for the 2014-15 season are on sale for programs throughout the season. Call or visit the box office for a greater choice of seats and fewer fees, or buy online. Gift certificates available.
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.
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.
Through August 14 - New Hampshire Music Festival
Thursday & Saturday Festival Orchestra concerts, 8pm
August 9 - Verdi: Messa di Requiem
August 14 - Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 1
Copland: Clarinet Concerto
Bizet/Serebrier: Carmen Symphony
Márquez: Danzón No. 2
Tuesday evening chamber concerts, 8pm
August 12 - Works by Hennagin, Fibich and Brahms
Sunday, August 10, 7pm - Special Fundraising Concert: Broadway and Cabaret Music, with soprano Lisa Vroman
Broadway and cabaret music featuring soprano Lisa Vroman and the Festival Orchestra. Visit the website, www.nhmf.org/#!2014-season-brochure/csf4, or email email@example.com for details. Buy tickets online at www.nhmf.org/#!tickets/ca13 or call the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787, (800) 779-3869 NHMF information: (603) 238-9007
Upcoming Silver Series presentations include: Tig Notaro on September 27, The Sweet Remains on October 3, A Halloween Evening with John Astin on October 31, and Miss Tess and the Talkbacks on November 7.
Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or (603) 536-9639 or (603) 536-2090
Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome.
Tuesday, August 5, 12:45pm - Book Discussion Group
The first selection is “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows. We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month’s selection will be available at the same time. Our plan is to meet on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more info, call Diane at 536-1204.
Wednesday, August 13 - Wright Museum Trip
There are only a couple of seats remaining for this day trip. We are offering a boxed lunch option, so sign up at the reception desk as soon as possible.
Wednesday, August 20, 11:30am - REAP
Angela of Genesis will be circulating in the dining room to explain the Referral Education Assist Program for Elders. No need to sign up ahead of time.
Thursday, August 28, 11am - End of summer Sock Hop/Cookout
Dig out that poodle skirt or your favorite pedal-pushers, and join our favorite DJs Rick & Maria from Center Stage Entertainment for another rockin’ good time. Our kitchen crew is hard at work planning a '50s diner themed cookout and there is a rumor floating around that “Greased Lightning” might make an appearance if it doesn’t rain (held rain or shine).
Monday, September 1 - Closed for Labor Day
Tuesday, September 2, 12:45pm - Book Discussion Group
Saturday, September 6 - Town wide yard sale (we have tables)
Mondays, 9am-12noon - Wood Carving Class
Beginners are welcome. Bring your own tools or come by and see what it's all about.
Mondays, 9:30am - Tai Chi & Dao Yi, with Susan MacLeod
Tuesdays, 8am-12noon - Printmaker Collaborative
Everyone is welcome. Bring your own materials.
Wednesdays, 8:30am - Gentle Yoga, with Donna Sullivan & Christie Faella
Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists
Wednesdays, 9:45am - Meditation
Thursdays, 10am - Crafters' Group (All crafts welcome)
Thursdays, 1pm - Memoir Workshop
Come join us for lots of fun and a great feeling of accomplishment. All are welcome.
Fridays, 9:30am - Country Line Dancing, with Joan Randlett
Come kick up your heels, have fun and exercise at the same time.
Friday, 11am-12noon - Plymouth Writers' Group
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Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art ExhibitsMonday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm
Starting September 1: Thursday-Monday, 10am-5pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, by appointment
69 Maple Street (Route 113N), Center Sandwich (603) 284-7728
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery exhibits art in all media by leading contemporary artists. The Gallery shows an eclectic collection of figurative and abstract work that focuses on originality and innovation. Located in a large barn built in 1825, the ample space provides an excellent venue for two and three dimensional work. To learn more, visit the website.
Exhibiting through August 31 - “Mixed Tape: New Hampshire” by Delanie Jenkins
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.
Also on exhibit are “White Line Woodcuts” by Lisa Houck. A painter and print maker, Houck’s woodcuts are an expressive display of color, texture and pattern. Through her powerful sense of design, she incorporates bold patterns, animals, and other elements of the landscape. Reminiscent of early Japanese prints, Houck’s White Line Woodcuts bring together watercolor and printmaking.
Tammra Sigler’s series of monotypes painted to Bach’s suites for cello and Margery Mueller’s extraordinary work on Yupo paper add to the Gallery's eclectic mix.
Saturday, August 30, 5-7pm - Closing Reception: White Line Woodcuts
Meet the artist. There will be an Artist's Talk with Lisa Houck at 6pm
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 ExhibitsBy chance or appointment
313 River Road, Canaan (603) 523-7154
The chic farm house gallery celebrates new exhibition space, art school and design center. Works by regional under exhibited artists showing oils, sculpture, limited edition prints, photographs, mono types and drawings. Children's work will be shown in the Mud Room Gallery.
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Surroundings Art Gallery - New England ArtMonday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm through Labor Day weekend; open weekends Labor Day until just before Christmas; January-May, By chance or appointment only
12 Main Street, Center Sandwich (603) 284-6888
The Gallery specializes in original fine art in a variety of mediums (oil, water color, pastels, acrylics, sculptures, etc). You will also find folk art painted on chests, barrel staves and other objects.
Surroundings offers art classes which will accommodate the first timer as well as those who have some experience in painting. Each class is tailored to the interests of the students, but generally includes a demonstration, discussion, practice time, and individual feedback. You can be a beginner or experienced artist for these classes. The techniques and instruction will apply to all levels. The instructor can tailor the discussion and help to any level of expertise. Supplies are available on an a la carte basis. We will need a minimum of 4 people at each class for it to be held. For more information, visit the website.
Saturdays, July, 1-3pm - Artist Demonstrations
One of our artists will be painting either in or right around the Gallery and available to answer questions about their technique or art in general. This will give you an opportunity to meet some of our artists doing what they love.
Wednesday nights, July & August - Wednesday Night Recitals
Accomplished local and sometimes professional musicians share their talent with all who attend. These are fun, informal events that will bring a smile to your face and they are free. Check the news page on the website for the latest information.
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Karl Drerup Art Gallery & Silver Center Exhibits & EventsKarl Drerup Art Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 SocietyWinter 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 ArtistsDaily, 10am-6pm
Artistic Roots Cooperative Gallery and Education Center
73 Main Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2750
Artistic Roots brings the local community and artists together in a celebration of creativity, through workshops, classes, community events, gallery receptions, outreach and collaborative projects. The Gallery features only original, juried, locally-crafted works of art. Numerous classes available; check website for details. Preregistration is required for all classes, at least one week in advance; class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. Scholarships available. Visit the Gallery or call to register or request a brochure and registration form.
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.
Tuesday, August 12 OR August 19, 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
Wednesday, August 13, 5-7pm - Making a Necklace, with Suzan Gannett
Make your own necklace. You will string beads on wire while looking at the overall design of color and size of beads. Students will learn how to crimp to finish their project. Materials will be provided at a cost. Class size: 3 min/8 max
Wednesday, August 27, 5-7pm - Make Your Own Earrings
In this class with Suzan Gannett, you will learn to make sterling silver earrings from start to finish. You will learn to make French wires and how to attach beads to the wires. You will complete two sets of earrings. All materials are included in the cost of the class. You will have a variety of beads and semi-precious stones to choose from. We will also discuss how to use color and design to make a unique set of earrings. 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
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am - Open Spinning Table, with Polly Bartlett and Heather Baldwin
Get together with other spinners to work on your craft and enjoy each other’s company.
The Blair Bridge is presently closed for repairs, seek an alternative route.
For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Judy Landry at (603) 726-3081
Campton Historical Society Programs and EventsThursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 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, August 18, 7pm - Reading the NH Landscape with a Walk Back in Time: The Secret of Cellar Holes
Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives: stone walls, old foundations, a century-old lilac struggling to survive as the forest reclaims a once-sunny dooryard. What forces shaped settlement, and later abandonment, of these places? Adair Mulligan explores the rich story to be discovered in what remains behind. See how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes, piecing together the clues in the landscape. Such a project can help landowners know what to do if they have archaeological sites on their land and help stimulate interest in a town's future through its past. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Contact: Judy Landry at 726-3081
Saturday, August 23, 9am - Cellar Hole Walk
Join Robert Mardin on a cellar hole walk off of Eastern Corners road. One that will be visited is the old cellar hole at the Henry H Southmayd place out east. It was part of the Gardner Spencer farm earlier on, research is still on going, got bits and pieces of the cellars but looking for information back to earlier times to help tell the story.
Meet at Campton Historical Society to carpool or follow to the actual starting place. Robert is packing a lunch and is going to keep going as long as people are willing. The plan is to go two miles up and down a dirt road. People can turn back and head down the road to fit their needs. We will be parking our cars in a reasonable area. Beyond that point we will be walking as larger 4x4 trucks are needed.
Rain date is Sunday August 24.
Pease Public Library Programs & EventsMonday-Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm
1 Russell Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2616 or 536-2369
Thursday, August 28 and Mondays, September 8 & 22, 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
Monday, September 8, 6:30pm - Nighttime Stories
Wear your PJs and bring a favorite stuffed animal. For ages 0-6.
Tuesday, September 9, 6pm - Muslim Journeys, a Reading and Discussion Series with Filiz Otucu, PhD.
The library is hosting a book discussion group, a cumulative learning experience and participants will get the most out of it by attending all the sessions. Made possible through a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, in cooperation with the American Library Association. Also meets October 7 & 28 and December 2
Wednesday, September 17, 5:30-7:30pm - Teen Night
Wii and Duct Tape Crafts- Please bring snacks to share, Wii games and nunchucks. 6th grade and up.
Friday, September 19, 3:30-5pm - Grade 3-5 Afternoon
We will have a rainbow loom, duct tape, Wii and other board games available. For those in grades 3-5 only, please.
Resuming September 23 - Fall Storytime
Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:15am - Storytime for Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Join us for singing, dancing, finger plays, rhymes and of course books. Registration required.
Tuesdays, 1:30pm and Wednesdays, 10:15am - Storytime for Preschool (ages 3-6)
Join us for books, some fun song to get the sillies out, and a craft. Registration required.
Thursdays, 10:15am - Music with Miss Becky (ages 0-6)
Join Miss Becky for a music and movement group. Sing songs, read books, and dance. Registration required.
Monday, September 29, 3:30-4:30pm - Lego Spectacular
Join us to make creations with Legos. For ages 5+.
Monday, September 29, 6pm - Make an Apple Pie, with Wicked Good Bakery
Come join us to learn how to make apple pie at our kickoff event for the Lakes Region Read of Rebecca Rule’s "Live Free, Eat Pie" book. Rebecca will be discussing her book on November 2 at 2pm, at the Inter-Lakes High School. Other Plymouth events may include pie baking for Meals for Many (at the Plymouth Congregational Church).. Please try to bring the following items for this free class: large bowl, measuring cups & spoons, rolling pin, mixing spoon & butter knife. Registration requested
Mondays, 10:30am - Come Read to Willow
Come in to read to our resident therapy dog Willow, a good listener for any reluctant readers, young and old. Or just come in to say hi.
Tuesdays, 6-8pm - Plymouth Area Chess Club
Call 536-1179 for information
Online resources - Mango Languages can be accessed from your home computer for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Please contact the Library for details.
Passes available to numerous museums & centers, including Canterbury Shaker Village, Museum of NH History, Polar Caves, Shepherd-McAuliffe Discovery Center, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and Currier Art Museum, among others.
Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State UniversityTuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Wednesdays, 10am-7pm; Saturday & Sunday 12noon-5pm (closed PSU holidays & closings)
Plymouth State University
34 Highland Street, Plymouth (603) 535-3210
The Museum of the White Mountains preserves and promotes the history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provide unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving students, researchers and the public. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours. Please call Libby Griffiths or email her at email@example.com to discuss and schedule group visits.
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Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & EventsBristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395
Tuesdays, 9:30am - Craft Group
Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & EventsChurch Street, Canaan (603) 523-4333
Monday-Friday, 8:30am - Coffee/Tea Social Group
Mondays, 9:45am - Knitting & Crocheting Group
Mondays, 9:45am - Gentle Style Yoga
Thursdays, 10am - Golden Ball Tai Chi
Upper Valley Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon (603) 448-4213
Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing
Thursdays, 9am - Crafts & Quilting
Fridays, 3:30pm - Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners, or others needing modification in their exercise routine, including chair-based options. It includes a medley of dance styles, including merenque, cha-cha, cumbia, belly dance, rumba, tango and salsa.
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Littleton, NH 03561
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