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November 29 - December 13
COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)

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

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

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

Saturday, September 26 - 3rd Annual Errol Heritage Day & Professional Lumberjack Competition
Celebrate the rich history of the Town of Errol at this wonderful Family Day and enjoy the beautiful Great Northwoods. The day begins with a Pancake Breakfast at the Errol Fire Station on Main Street from 6:30-9am. The Professional Lumberjack/Lumberjill Competition begins at 10am, free and open to the public, lasting until 4pm. Don't miss the chance to watch the "sawdust fly" - many of these competitors are World Champions competing in events like the axe throw, underhand chop, two-man crosscut, Jack and Jill crosscut, bow saw, single buck, springboard, open chainsaw and obstacle pole buck. There will be Games/Activities and Surprises for the children, a Monster Truck Bounce House, Vendors, 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction, Fall Foliage Helicopter Rides and much more. The day ends with a Spaghetti Supper (proceeds to benefit the Errol Heritage Commission) at the Errol Fire Station from 4:30-6:30pm. This is a great chance to meet the Competitors and congratulate them on their prizes (all raffles will also be drawn at this time). Held at the Errol Consolidated School Ball Field on Main Street; parking across the street at Bear Country Powersports is free. Contact info: Deb Freedman or Katy Gingras (Commission Member) at or (603) 482-3370

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

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

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

People interested in signing up for the watercolor class instructed by master teacher Judi Calhoun from 9:35 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 17th should call the library in Canaan at 802-266-7135.

Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & Events
Select venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (802) 266-3687

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

Artists of the month exhibiting, featuring Sharon White at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), JoAnn Boydston at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Pat Klinefelter is exhibiting her paintings at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook.

Additionally, CRAG members display at the Interpretive Center at the NH Welcome Center and the CRAG Gallery at Fiddleheads in Colebrook. JoAnn Boydston is exhibiting at the Interpretive Center at the NH Welcome Center. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or

Thursday, October 15, 6pm - CRAG Meeting (final for 2015)
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.

Tillotson Center for the Arts
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook (603) 237-8576

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

Friday, November 6, 7pm - NHPTV presents Colebrook Our Hometown Premiere
Admission is free but a ticket is required. Stop by the Center to get a ticket.

Saturday, November 7, 7pm - Katie McNally Trio in the Coffeehouse

Tuesday, November 10, 6pm - Veterans Appreciation Program

Wednesday, November 11, 5pm - Coos County Planning Board Meeting

Saturday, November 21, 7pm - GNWCA presents a Jay Craven Film Festival

Friday, December 4 - Late Night Madness
Recreation Department Drama Club will perform a scene from their upcoming musical

Saturday, December 5 - Santa's Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13, 2pm - Elf the Musical, Jr
Performed by the Recreation Department Drama Club

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

Friday, October 30, 6:30pm - Town Halloween Party


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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, through September 30, 6pm - Handbuilding 102: Coil Pots, with Maria Neal
In this 4-week class, explore the coil method used by Southwestern and African artists and other traditional potters all over the world to make larger vessels for functional and decorative use. Students will learn to glaze their pieces in this class and be cleared for independent use of the clay studio’s open hours. Limit of 6 for each class.

Wednesday, October 7, 6pm - Make a Clay Bud Vase, with Maria Neal
Create a bud vase for all your blooms using the bubble pot method. Pieces will be glazed and fired for you (included in fee).

Friday, October 9, 7pm - Craft Social: Explore Zentangle Art in Color
Experience meditation through art with artist Will O’Brien as you create by drawing an unplanned colorful piece of Zentangle abstract art to take home. The emphasis will be on relaxation with motivational designs and color. The Zentangle method of drawing is an easy-to-learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns (doodling), with relaxation music and tea. Supplies will be available.

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

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

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

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

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

Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119

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

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

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

Check us out on Facebook

290 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, December 6, 2pm - Granite State Bell Ringers
This concert will feature a variety of holiday music including arrangements of Christmas Day, First Noel, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and In the Bleak Midwinter. Granite State Ringers will also perform popular movie tunes including Believe from “The Polar Express” and Let it Go from “Frozen.” While the traditional ringing technique is always expected, the bells can also be played in a variety of other ways. Some ringers play with two bells in each hand allowing the ringer to play the bells separately or together. Bass bell ringers will often “weave” their bells. Weaving allows the ringer to play a succession of bells by changing which bell is in each hand. This season's concert will also feature an arrangement of Coventry Carol that will have the bass and battery sections of bells running a wooden dowel along the rim of the bell to achieve a unique and beautiful tone. For additional information on this organization and upcoming performances, please visit

Friday, December 11, 7pm - Alchemists’ Workshop presents Musical: Lessons
The story is about a rebellious teen that has been kicked out of school and has been given up on by her single parent. The girl’s Grandmother steps in and gives the girl lessons to not only get caught up in school but also in life. These lessons stop when the Grandmother has a stroke. The girl decides to help her Grandmother relearn all of the parts of living that the stroke took away and arranges with her Mother to move Grandmother in with them. The new touring jazz musical, Lessons, is written for 3 singers, a pianist and an upright bass.

Please join St. Kieran’s for these upcoming events:
Saturday, January 9, 7 pm – Searson, High-energy Celtic Music
Sunday, January 24, 2 pm – Dan Kennedy, pianist
Programming at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts is made possible by the support of community corporate sponsors, the NH State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, The Wyman Family Fund and The Doris Benz Trust.

HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)

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

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

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

The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. Serving the Towns of Haverhill, Woodsville, Pike, Monroe, Bath, Benton, Piermont and Landaff. Call Deb or JoAnne for more details. Call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center. Gift certificates available.

Saturday, October 3, 9am-3pm - Fall Festival Craft Show

Monday, October 5, 1pm - Crafts for Beginners: Candy Corn Pots
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase

Tuesday, October 6, 1pm - Advanced Crafts: Mummy Candy Cans
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase

Thursday, October 8, 1pm - Open Doors on the Back Porch
Martha Cunningham from the Canine Academy presents a demonstration of her Competition/Obedience & Therapy Dogs

Friday, October 9, 12:30pm - Computer Class with Paul Anderson

Friday, October 9, 1pm - Advanced Decorative Arts: Pumpkin Wall Hanging
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase.

Tuesday, October 13, 1pm - Beginner’s Jewelry Class: Wrapped Bangles
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase

Thursday, October 15, 9:30am - Designers' Place: Floral Arranging, with Jane (all supplies provided)

Tuesday, October 20, 1pm - Pampered Chicks for Beginners: Flower/Herb Sachets
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase

Thursday, October 22, 9:30am - Card Making, with Jeannie

Thursday, October 22, 1pm - Advanced Jewelry Class: Earrings
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase

Monday, October 26, 1pm - Decorative Arts for Beginners: Mason Jar Luminary
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase.

Tuesday, October 27, 1pm - Advanced Pampered Chicks: Tropical Tea Bath Soak/Scrubby
All supplies provided. Any questions, call Michelle or Eileen. Donations welcome. See samples in the Showcase

Thursday, October 29, 11am - Halloween/Costume Party
Entertainment (with Bobby B. & Cliff), Costume Contest/Prizes

Friday, October 30, 12:30pm - Photography Class: Halloween Photos
Join our resident photographer, Paul Anderson. Sign up at the Front Desk

Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music

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

Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group

Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb

Thursdays, 12:45pm - Line Dancing

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

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

Tuesdays, 11:30am - Live Music


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

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

All programs held on Thursdays at 7pm (unless otherwise noted), in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. More detailed program information can be found on the website, through the "Printable Event Guide" link. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rob Burbank, Director of Media and Public Affairs

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

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

Friday-Sunday, October 2-4 - Fall Photography Weekend, with Kari Post
Spend three days in the heart of the White Mountains photographing the fall foliage season with environmental photographer Kari Post. On this tour, participants will learn and fine-tune nature photography skills while exploring some of New England's most dramatic landscapes. During favorable weather and lighting conditions, participants will delve into the heart of the White Mountains from the Highland Center in Crawford Notch, creating a diverse portfolio of fall imagery. While in the field, there will be ample time for individual instruction, so each participant will learn at his or her own level. Participants must bring their own camera. More information at

Saturday, October 3 - Dr. Douglas Arion, Director of the Carthage Institute of Astronomy, will give a presentation on the intricate and fascinating connections between life on Earth and the history and phenomena of the Universe around us. Learn about the amazing sequence of events that led to the formation of the solar system and the Earth, and how we have come to understand what we are and why we are here. Following the presentation, weather permitting, there will be observing through telescopes. This program is part of AMC’s ongoing series of astronomy and solar programs throughout the year.

Sunday-Wednesday, October 4-7 - A Watercolor Painting Workshop, with Artist in Residence Michael Vermette
Chasing the Light at Crawford Notch
Capture the light of the Fall foliage en plein air while painting in watercolors with Master Painter and AMC Highland Center Crawford Notch artist-in-residence Michael Vermette. Michael will demonstrate on location, two compositional approaches used in plein air painting in watercolors. Using the English Style and the more Modern Bold approach, participants will produce multiple studies in a short period of time while depicting a reasonable facsimile of the regions' most beautiful and dramatic sites. Emphasis will be on capturing the light on location by using a full value range, color interaction mixing, and multiple techniques used to creating the illusion of distance, form, mass and atmosphere. This workshop will be an excellent way to respond to the raw nature and ever changing moods of the White Mountains while building up a portfolio of watercolors that capture your experiences. Perfectly timed to coincide with the changing peak foliage, painters will find they have the opportunity to experiment with the moods and the brilliance of ever-shifting color and light effects in the alpine landscape. The program includes an evening presentation from a painter's perspective on the great masters who painted watercolors of the White Mountains, as well as examples of his own watercolor paintings. More information at

Friday-Sunday, October 30-November 1 - Stone Walls to Grand Hotels: History of the White Mountains
This weekend program focuses on the rich history of Crawford Notch, including tours of Crawford Notch and area historical sites including the Willey House, Crawford Cemetery and Pet Cemetery, the Mount Washington Hotel, and more. Local historians will retell some of the stories of the characters that settled and made their lives in the Crawford Notch area more than 100 years ago. Saturday social hour, featured evening speaker, and field trips to local historic sites are some of the highlights of this program. More information at

LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities Schedule
Saturdays, 11am-4pm
Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 37 Village Road, Town Square
Saturdays, 12noon-4pm
Curious George Cottage, 7 Noon Peak Road (next to WV Elementary School)
Waterville Valley (603) 236-3308

The Margret and H.A. Rey Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys' spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding of and participation in art, science, and nature through programs for youth, adults and families. 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 a full listing of happenings, including snowshoe hikes, full-moon ski trips and numerous hikes. There is no admission fee; donations gratefully accepted. Please preregister for events. Rey Center has numerous volunteer needs & opportunities - anyone who can lend a hand, can call or stop by the Rey Center.

Friday, October 9, 8pm - Lecture Series: Jeff Bolster
Jeffrey Bolster draws on his recent book, "The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail," and over 50 years “messing about in boats” with an engaging and richly illustrated talk that explains the back-story to our contemporary crisis in commercial fisheries. The talk is an environmental history of human impact on the North Atlantic from late medieval times to the present. Bolster is licensed by the US Coast Guard as a Master Mariner and is a professor in the UNH History Department.

Saturday, October 10, 2pm - Curious George Fresh Air Adventures
Come get curious and explore nature while having fun on the Curious George Nature Trail, recommended for ages 3-6. Join us after for Curious George Story Time at 3pm (this is a free event, although donations are welcome).

Saturdays, October 10, November 14 & December 12, 7pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
The Reys chose Waterville Valley as their summer home because they loved the dark night sky. Join us for monthly stargazing nights at the H.A. Rey Observatory at the Curious George Cottage to observe the stars just like H.A. Rey used to do. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be your guide. "The Stars" and "Find the Constellations", two books about astronomy written by H.A. Rey, will be available to purchase. Bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. Dark Sky Stargazing Nights are generously sponsored by the Snowy Owl Inn of Waterville Valley. Donations are welcome.

Saturdays, 11am - 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, 4:30pm - 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. Reading list at For adults

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

PO Box 1060 Lincoln, NH 03251

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

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

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

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

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

Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, November 12, 6pm - Author Night: Dr. Manuel Sterling, "CUBA 1952-1959"
Dr. Sterling will talk about his book and share his experiences growing up in Cuba during this time period.

Wednesday, November 18, 2pm - Murder around the World Book Club
Join Emily as the book group travels around the world solving murders through books. Free and open to all.
Stop at the Library and pick up this month's book.

Wednesday, November 25, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Free, on the last Wednesday of each month. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire to the film showing.

Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27 - Closed for Thanksgiving

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 2, 5pm - BHC hosts noted Holocaust researcher and speaker Geoffrey Brahmer, who will present “Three Diaries and Some Letters – Windows to the Holocaust in the Netherlands.” This program is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*No classes during Thanksgiving Week*

Mondays, through December 7, 2:30pm - Handbuilding, with Maria Neal
Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Whether working with slabs to create mugs, bowls or boxes or learning coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms, Maria's creativity is sure to build upon each person's love of clay to create fun and fabulous pieces. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students.

Tuesdays OR Thursdays, through December 10, 6-9pm OR Wednesdays, through December 9, 9am-12noon - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to teen-adult students with any level of clay experience.

Wednesdays, through December 9, 6-9pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Lucy Golden
Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles.

Thursdays, through December 10, 6-9pm - Guided Open Session, with Jean Matray
Students learn new techniques while working on their own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting, soldering or enameling. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Students must have taken a prior Fundamentals or equivalent. Materials available for purchase.

Saturday & Sunday, November 14 & 15, 10am - Introduction to Vitreous Enameling Examining Champleve and Cloisonne Techniques
This introduction course with Jeanne Shafer on vitreous (glass) enameling will instruct students on how enamel is bonded under high heat to various types of metal. The student will explore two different inlaid techniques creating surface designs: champleve and cloisonne. Each person will learn how various types of enamels work on copper and fine silver metals. The student will design one cloisonne piece in fine silver and learn how to enamel one champleve copper piece, add interesting textural techniques and finish both pieces during the two-day class.

Saturday, November 21, 9am - Holiday Card Photography, with Meg Brown
Are you a holiday card procrastinator and need family photos stat? In this half-day workshop, learn how to capture artistic photographs that will be cherished for years to come. We will cover basic technique, composition, attire, and props to make your photos stand out amongst the pile of holiday cards Grandma is sure to receive. Bring your camera and a computer to upload your photos on.

Saturday, November 21, 9am - Holiday Ornaments, with Melissa Jones
Cut out holiday shapes and paint them with underglaze. They will be fired in time to hang on your holiday tree. Bring your own cookie cutters if you would like. Fun for the whole family; ages 6+.

Sunday, November 29, 10am - Holiday Wreath Making, with Emily Herzig Floral Studio
Learn how to make and decorate your own evergreen wreath with locally sourced evergreens and lots of great seasonal accents. Just in time for holiday decorating or to give as a gift.

Mondays, November 30 & December 7, 9am - Polymer Clay, with Sally Craft
Polymer clay is an extraordinary material and this introductory class will teach students the basics of working with this colorful and fun media. We will learn clay conditioning, blending techniques, how to create, slice and use canes, how to bake and trim clay, and how to finish off our creations with surface treatment. In this two-day workshop you will create either several buttons or a glass hanging ornament. Materials will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own tools.

Fridays, December 4, 11 & 18, 9am - Watercolor
Debbie Aldrich is an award-winning water colorist who will inspire students to express the art in their lives. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Any level is welcome. Ages teen-adult.

Saturday, December 5, 9am - Nuno Felted Scarf, with Beth Harwood
This one-day workshop is designed to give you a working knowledge of the nuno technique: a method of felting wool fibers into a fabric base, often silk. Nuno felt has become the darling of couture for its lightweight, drape-able and highly textured fabric, perfect for a summer scarf or shawl as very little wool actually touches your skin. Create a luminous lightweight scarf and learn about the fastest-growing technique in felt-making. *Please note that this class requires sustained periods of standing.

Sunday, December 6, 1pm - Feather Earrings
In this class, students will be taught the basic metals skills of sawing, soldering and finishing silver to make the bases for the feathers. Colorful feathers will then be added and embellished, resulting in unique and exquisite earrings.

Saturday, December 12, 9am - Photographing Art Work, with Meg Brown
Your artwork is stunning, but photos just aren’t doing it justice? In this half-day workshop, learn how to capture your work in a crisp, clean way with simple studio lighting and edits. Bring your camera, 3-5 of your best pieces, and a computer to upload your photos on.

Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13, 10am - Ancient Coins, with Annie Salter
Students will make a pendant or earrings using fine silver, Argentium and widow’s mite coins. These coins were used throughout Judea and even circulated during Jesus’ lifetime. Students will learn how to set the coins using the prong setting technique. Basic metalsmithing skills required.

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

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

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

Owned by The Society for Protection of NH Forests, the landmark 1,400-acre Rocks Estate includes numerous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers Agri- and Eco-tourism opportunities throughout the year. Picnic areas, hiking, skiing & snowshoe trails. Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street in Bethlehem, is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. Facilities include a classroom, educational trails, pond and picnic sites. For more information and a calendar of events, please call, email or visit the website.
The Rocks Estate seeks new volunteers for variety of jobs, trying to match volunteers to what they like to do. For more information about volunteering at The Rocks or to sign up for the volunteer training, call or email Clare Brown.

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.

Saturday-Monday, October 10-12 , 10am - Known far and wide as a favorite Christmas tree farm, the historic Rocks Estate is also home to nearly 200 apple trees, including several old-fashioned heirloom varieties. In honor of apples and autumn, The Rocks will host an Apple Cider Celebration during Columbus Day Weekend at the farm. Visitors will be invited to make their own cider, and small cider presses will be available for purchase. Nigel Manley will present an apple tree pruning program Saturday at 11am. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Sunday and Monday. The Apple Cider Celebration falls during The Rocks’ tag-your-own Christmas tree season, and visitors are welcome to wander the fields of firs in search of the perfect tree, decorate it in their own personal style, and return between November 21-December 24 to cut and purchase their tagged tree.

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

Maudelle Driskell, Executive Director

Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director,

The Frost Place Museum Events & Readings
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.

2015 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place: Todd Hearon

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.

Through January 5, 2016 - Submissions Period Open for Frost Place Contests
Submissions are only accepted online through the online submission manager. Visit the website for more information.
The 4th Annual Frost Place Chapbook Contest
The chapbook contest is a collaborative effort between The Frost Place, a nonprofit center for poetry and Bull City Press, publisher of Inch magazine and fine poetry books. The winner receives a cash prize, 10 copies of a 200 print run of the selected chapbook, a full fellowship to attend The Frost Place Poetry Seminar, a featured reading at the Seminar, and the option to live and write for one week in The Frost Place house in September during peak fall foliage, at a time agreed upon by the fellow and The Frost Place.
The 2016 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place
The Frost Place houses a resident poet during the summer months at Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia. A cash prize, a 6-8 week residency at Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, and featured readings at Dartmouth College and at The Frost Place, is given annually to a poet who has published at least one poetry collection. The aim of this program is to select a poet who is at an artistic and personal crossroads, comparable to that faced by Robert Frost when he moved to Franconia in 1915, when he was not yet known to a broad public.

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

WMSI supports Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education in both formal (schools) and informal (everything else) settings for the curious and inventive individual in us all regardless of age. We are also developers for STEAM curriculum and technology. Currently, we offer learning opportunities and development work in areas that leverage easy-to-use robotics and measurement equipment, low cost computing and electronics, computer coding, and rapid prototyping (3D printing and LASER cutting). Even if your child has attended a particular WMSI workshop twenty times, each experience will be different from the next. Workshops, lasting 90 minutes, are capped at 6 attendees each.

Come by WMSI any Wednesday in November to see all the cool technology and gadgets we use in all of our workshops.

LEGO One Button Creations Series - Throughout our One Button Creations series, participants will enjoy the world of rapid prototyping, and open-ended design. While this workshop serves as an introduction to programming and physical design, our One Button Creations series are open to all. Beginners and experienced inventors will have a great time exploring and sharing their creative work.
Tuesday, December 1, 3:30pm - Workshop: Sensors
Tuesday, December 15, 3:30pm - Workshop: Useless Machine

Game Design Series - In the past few years video games and board games have become a serious provider for entertainment. Learn what it means to truly design a game in this series. Taught by an Independent Game Developer, participants will acquire skills that will help them become successful designers. When participants leave a workshop in this series they will be more excited to make their own game, rather than play one.
Thursdays, December 3, 10 & 17, 3:30pm - Course: Interactive Storytelling
In this course, participants will learn how to utilize all the tools they acquire in an interactive medium and apply them to any storytelling situation, whether it be a short story, a film trailer, or a campfire ghost story. Participants will leave this course after the third session with a mind full of creative ideas to help intensify their imagination and storytelling prowess. They will leave with a newfound desire to write and tell creative stories, and we at WMSI know how important it is to spark an interest in writing at an early age.
Tuesday, December 22, 3:30pm - Workshop: Games by Gamers
Participants will be given the skills to develop their ideas and turn them into playable video games. After the end of the workshop, participants will be able to take the games they have designed home and add even more to what they have already created.
Winter 2016 - Workshop: Board Games meet 3D

Animation Series - In this series, participants will learn how to create their own short films. From shooting to editing we will help you become your own film director, producer and actor. Along with filming we will also cover what it means to be a sound designer and how to get the most out of recorded audio. Learn to work with a team and utilize each members skills to create a final product you can be proud of.
Tuesday, December 8, 3:30pm - Workshop: A Simple Story
In film, a simple story can turn into a great production in just a few scenes. Using stop motion animation, participants will take a simple task for a human and turn it into a great adventure. Each participant will be able to leave this workshop with a short film that they've created.

Learn to Code Series - In this series, participants will learn how to write their own computer programs, many of which will be tied to graphical outputs so they can quickly and easily see the result of their creations. Through these programming projects, participants will learn the basics of program flow, loops, decisions and variables.
Winter 2016 - The Basics Workshop: Part Two

Solve it with LEGO Series - Are you on your way to becoming a LEGO expert? This series is for you! WMSI will provide challenging and very cool real world problems that need solving. A plant watering robot? Pet feeder? A door opener? Laundry-bot? Something to take out the garbage? What's the catch? We want you to solve the real world problem with a LEGO MINDSTORMS kit. Find out how LEGO's can assist in real-world prototyping and how engineering connects directly back with the real world.
Winter 2016 - Workshop: Group them Together

LEGO WeDo with You Series - Participants will learn what it means to start and finish a project. Participants will enjoy learning the basics of motorized LEGOs and how to utilize them in basic engineering. From creating a plan, to actually acting on their planned design, participants will be ready for self-directed building at home.
Winter 2016 - Workshop: Artistic Animals
Using the LEGO WeDo, a bit of Scratch 2, and a creative mind, participants (grades K-2) will watch as animal inspiried LEGO creations come alive.

Electronics Series - In this series, participants will explore the wonders of electricity. From simple circuit-boarding to robotics design and all in-between, participants will discover how this source of energy powers our world.
Winter 2016 - Make it S.I.K.
Discover the power of a circuit board and its many uses in the real-world. This workshop will give you the skills to start building circuits on your own and programming them with the computer, using the Sparkfun Inventors Kit (S.I.K.). For grades 6-8

How it Works Series - Ever wondered how something works? Sometimes it is overwhelming to try and understand how something like a car runs and pulls its own weight, or how a bridge is able to support itself, plus the weight of giant trucks and heavy cars. Explore the design principles and mechanics behind some of these engineering feats.

WREN Local Works & the Gallery at WREN
Daily, 10am-5pm
2013 Main Street & 22 Park Avenue, Bethlehem (603) 869-3100 or 869-9736

Dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods, the Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network's mission is to inspire, create and connect artists and the community through economic, educational, personal and community development. Along with presenting two open-call member shows (in April & December), The Gallery at WREN presents 10 curated shows each year. WREN Local Works Gallery also exhibiting at Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods.
The Gallery opens a new exhibit every First Friday of the month from 5-7pm, free and open to the public. These “meet the artist” receptions are a great way for the community to connect with artists, and are a foundation of the town-wide First Friday art celebration that happens monthly in Bethlehem.
Exhibiting in October - Alison Dodd and Andrew Hepburn
Friday, October 2, 5pm - First Friday Opening Reception: Clay and Rock
Featuring smoke fired pottery by Alison Dodd and photographs abstracting from nature, forces and elemental forms by Andrew Hepburn, the exhibit welcomes Autumn with the warm tones of rock, clay and rich earth. Though working in two very different media, these artists share a love of form, earthy colors and the beauty of layers and lines in the natural world. Through November 2
November - Dianne Taylor Moore and Michele Johnsen
December - Annual WREN Member Small Works Show

Sunday, October 11, 3pm - Artist Talk, with Andrew Hepburn and Alison Dodd
Held at The Gallery at WREN. Artist talks are a great informal way for people to learn more about an artist's creative process and the unique stories behind their work. This event is part of ART MATTERS, a new initiative from the Gallery at WREN, in partnership with the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. Free and open to the public, with refreshments provided.

Tuesday, October 13, 6pm - Write Night in the Gallery, with Katherine Ferrier
Once a month (usually), gather in the Gallery at WREN in Bethlehem to contemplate the new exhibit and invite the works of art to open doorways into writing. Gallery Coordinator and poet Katherine Ferrier leads writers of all abilities in short writing explorations, using visual art as an inspirational springboard. We simultaneously use the artwork to generate possibilities for writing, and invite our writing to open surprising conversations about art. Each session will include time for contemplation, writing, and discussion. Participants will have the option of sharing their work at the end of each session. Open to writers of all genres and levels, 2nd Tuesday of the month. Drop-ins are welcome.

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 7, 7pm - Poor Houses and Town Farms: The Hard Row for Paupers
Join the Council at the Abbie Greenleaf Library (Main Street, Franconia) for a presentation by Steve Taylor. Mr. Taylor will trace the history of the treatment of the poor in New Hampshire settlements and towns. Following English tradition, taxes were levied to maintain the poor, resulting in alms houses, poor farms and county institutions. The treatment of the poor in these establishments formed a dark chapter in New Hampshire history until reformers eventually closed them. Many older local people may have heard of the Grafton County Poorhouse in Woodsville. A NH Humanities Council program, sponsored by the Franconia Heritage Museum, free and open to the public.

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

Serving the communities of Littleton, Lyman, Lisbon, Landaff, Sugar Hill, Monroe, Easton, Franconia, Bethlehem - check the website for a full listing of activities.
Do you need a comfortable area for your card group to meet? Do you host a ladies' afternoon in your home but your living room is getting too crowded? The Senior Center has many afternoons that are open for drop-in style socializing. Call for details.

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

Tuesdays, October 6 & 20, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye

Wednesdays, October 7 & 21, following lunch - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month, 1pm (usually)

Tuesday, October 13, 9am - Scenic Shopping Trip to North Conway
Please sign up at the front desk.

Thursday, October 22 - Jack O'Lantern Carving Contest
Bring in a carved pumpkin - a spooktacular prize will be awarded for the pumpkin voted the best. Be sure to attend Jack O'Lanterns on the River on Saturday, October 24 at dusk. The Center will be selling cider, donuts and other refreshments to support the Center’s activities.

Tuesday, October 27, after lunch - Music with Paul White
Welcome upbeat and fabulous singer Paul White

Wednesday, October 28, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "The Eyes of the Dragon" by Stephen King

Friday, October 30 - Halloween Costume Party

Mondays, 1pm - Yoga (new members welcome)

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

Wednesdays, 11am - Piano Music by Charles

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

Littleton Needleworkers - Call for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, December 3, 5pm - Mt. Washington Ukulele Posse
A fun opportunity to meet other Ukulele enthusiasts and learn new music at an open jam & sing along. All abilities welcome. Bring a ukulele and music stand (if you have one). Organized by Donna Fornier, who is your host and facilitator. Bring a ukulele and music stand (if you have one). Some sheet music will be ready for you to use. For musicians returning, don't forget sheet music from past meetings. No expectations of anything other than fun. Beginner session with Donna from 5-5:30pm; Open Jam 5:30pm-6:30pm. Cost is minimal, to offset expenses for the space and music. First Thursday of every month; call to confirm dates

Monday, December 7, 6pm - Intro to Banjo, with Wayne Peabody
Just wondering about banjo? Used to play and might get started again? This free clinic is for you. All attendees will get a coupon for a free private lesson with Wayne anytime after December, and 10% off any banjo in the store.

Tuesdays, 6:30pm - Brass Band Night
Bring your horn and a stand and play Sousa, Dixieland, Classical and more with Randy Ouellette. Music will be provided.

Fridays, 4:45pm - Strings Group
A fun opportunity to play with other string players, with all abilities and ages welcome. Group leader is Mary Littlefield, a well-known, experienced strings teacher and performer. Music will be provided - fiddle tunes, pop tunes, holiday tunes, classical songs, duets, trios and more. Bring your violin, viola or cello, and a music stand. Snack/social time halfway through each session to relax and get to know other musicians. Members/parents of younger students agree to bring a snack for sharing on a rotating schedule. Please let us know if you are joining the group - and what instrument you play, so that we can have appropriate parts for you.

Ongoing - Music Games and Theory Fun, with Becky VerPlanck
Developing musicianship through fun activities and group participation. Lessons in voice, guitar, banjo, ukulele, bass, sax, flute, clarinet, violin, music notation, theory, oboe, didgeridoo and more. Take one or set up a series of lessons - your choice, you can start anytime.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As a peace and justice summer camp and conference center, the World Fellowship Center offers guests a place to be with a big mix of smart, fun, active humans at a progressive oasis on 455 mostly wilderness acres in the splendor of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. This secular, intergenerational, multicultural camp and conference center offers public educational events for adults as well as pay-for programming for people staying overnight or commuting by day. Programs address pressing issues of our time and offer opportunities to stretch and be creative. Varied lectures, workshops and performances; check website for program details. Meals served 8am, 12:30pm & 6pm. Overnight accommodations available.

Enjoy summertime pleasures while promoting peace and social justice through education and dialogue, inspired by nature. Daily possibilities include fascinating program presentations, opportunities to play, be creative, hike, bike and explore.

September 18-20 - White Mountain Fungal Foray!
Explore the life and habitat of fungal neighbors with an educational getaway. Coordinated by mycologist Lawrence Millman to bring together enthusiasts and folks new to the fascinating world of mushrooms.

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

Saturday, November 28 - Small Business Saturday
Shop locally, support the community you call home, and your money stays in the neighborhood.

Thursday, December 3, 6pm - Annual Holiday Book Club Party & Book Swap
Come early and shop - and we'll provide delicious Elvios Pizza and some beverages. Bring a potluck dish, if you'd like. We will also have our annual Favorite Book Swap. Bring a book you love, wrapped, and we will do a Yankee Swap. Everyone goes home with a book, you get your shopping done, and we have a great time together. RSVP if you can

Thursday, December 3, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Group: Sea Creatures, by Susanna Daniel
Discussions are good, fun, varied and – for the most part – stay on point. Stop in, try it out, meet some new friends and read some great books. Open to any and all readers; meets every fourth Thursday of the month except November and December, when we have a combined month holiday party.

Saturday, December 5, 3pm - Author Afternoon: Lisa Rogak, author of "Cats on the Job"
In Lisa Rogak’s True Tales of the Cuddliest Coworkers, we meet whiskered workers who keep their human colleagues company from 9 to 5 (with the occasional break for a nap or a belly rub) and make every day at the office better. Rogak is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 40 books.

Thursday, December 10, 7pm - Mystery Book Club: The Christmas Train, by David Baldacci
A small group, discussion books range from historical mysteries to contemporary thrillers. Books are usually picked a couple months in advance, but sometimes the group lines up books for several months. As with all of our groups, the Mystery Book Club is open to anyone interested and can be a great place to meet fellow readers, while discussing murder and mayhem – as it should be. Meets the second Thursday of every month.

Saturday, December 12, 11am - A Morning with Christine Albert, author of "Rocket and James are Locked In"
In this first book in the series of two seventh grade best friends and their adventures, we meet David, whose friends call him “Rocket”, and his best friend, a girl named James. Join them for a whole week of adventures and their clumsy attempts to escape. This novel for middle readers is told in alternating narrative by Rocket and James.

Saturday, December 12, 3pm & Sunday, December 13, 11am - A Morning & Afternoon of Poetry with Jeffrey Zygmont
"White Mountain Poems" concentrates the beauty, mystery and allure of New England’s high peaks in an art book. Zygmont's poems create a lasting literary tribute to the mountains. The accompanying photographs, by A. Garrett Evans, Ed Harrigan, Jim Salge and Jeff Sinon, evoke the same awe and admiration that the poems express, and that we all experience each time we encounter the Whites.

Saturday, December 19, 2pm - Author Afternoon: Elizabeth Atkinson, author of "The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball"
The charming, funny story of Ruby, an 11-year-old girl with an enthusiastic zest for life, and her shy, brilliant friend, Eleanor, who live in the quaint town of Paris, NH, located at the base of Sugar Mountain, an exclusive ski resort in the White Mountains. A relevant story in today’s world – exploring cross-cultural sensitivities and diversity within a classic New England microcosm.

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

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

Music for Kids with Sharon Novak
Various dates, times and locations

Sharon Novak sings with babies, toddlers and preschoolers almost everyday, and she knows that little children love songs that invite them to move.

Saturday, December 5, 11am - Christmas Show
Geared for children ages 1-7, kids will be moving and interacting the entire hour. Held at the Schoolhouse Art Center (Standish, ME). Family rate available

Saturday, December 12, 11am - Christmas Show
Geared for children ages 1-7, kids will be moving and interacting the entire hour. Held at MD Productions (North Conway). Family rate available

Fridays, 11am - Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum, North Conway

Mondays, 10am - Preschool Music Class at Mountain Top Music Center, Conway

Thursdays, 9:30am - Music for Babies at Mountain Top Music Center, Conway

Thursdays, 10:15am - Music for Toddlers at Mountain Top Music Center, Conway

PLYMOUTH AREA (including Center Sandwich & Campton)

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

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

Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub
October 2 - Middle Ground (Cindy Duchin & Peter Heimlich)

October 9 & November 20 - Tim Hazelton & David Young

October 16 & December 18 - Julia Velie

October 23 - Audrey Drake

October 30 - Peter Lawlor

November 6 - Paul Hubert

November 13 - Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)

November 27 - Roger Sorlien, Katie O’Connell & ?

December 4 - Doug Hazard

December 11 - Jill Ducsai

December 25 - Closed for Christmas

Rebecca Boyden, Executive Director

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

Advice to the Players Performances, Workshops & Events
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-4pm (open at 6pm for evening events)
Arts Center at 12 Main
Center Sandwich (603) 284-7115

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 ATTP's new Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage, The Sandwich Town Hall and The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. The Arts Center also hosts ongoing gallery exhibitions, as well as the ATTP Company Store. 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.

Through October 11 - Gallery Exhibition: Line! an actor draws the theatre (1968-2015)
John Devaney's statement about this exhibition: "Much of my painting is about the gesture and movement of figures - human, animal, mythical, and things. The theatre is a wonderful resource for this: all through the rehearsal process, actors explore the essence of their characters through voice and body. They go through the same movements again and again. And, in their midst, I get to explore with them : the coming together of an actor with her character." At Arts Center at 12 Main; Gallery open during Arts Center hours. John Devaney's paintings can be seen at

Saturday, October 24, 7pm - 4th Annual New Hampshire Reality Competition
Take to the stage and make your own Shakespearian scene-and-song pairing. No audition necessary - Karaoke-style sound - free entry and refreshments to performers. Email now for your performance slot - Caroline Nesbitt, founder of ATTP, will provide advice to help contestants pair a song with a scene. George Cleveland will be MC for the evening. The audience and a panel of NH Arts notables will judge contestants, with prizes awarded. For more information and to sign up for this benefit extravaganza,
email Not interested in performing, but want to come see this amazing show? Buy tickets today.

Thursdays, October 29-December 10 (no class November 26, December 17 is reserved as a make-up day), 2:45pm - Exploring the Theatre of Shadow Puppets
Learn to make and perform a shadow puppet play. Drawing on Shakespeare’s magical Tempest – think shipwreck, magician, monster, kings, and fairies – students will adapt the play, create shadow puppets based on the characters and setting, and put both together to create a show of their own. Along the way we’ll investigate the science of shadows, experimenting with ways in which light interacts with matter, creating special effects to use in our production. Our play will be presented for families and friends during the final class of the session. Shadow Puppetry is a great opportunity for those who have been thinking of trying theatre as well as students interested in theatre production. Participants act as writers and adapters, designers, and as performers working behind a shadow screen. Led by ATTP Teaching Artist Emma Dassori, with assistance by Abbie Cameron, Teaching Artist Associate, we are offering our Shadow Puppetry class to ages 5-12.

Select Wednesdays, 7:30pm - ATTP Concert Series
Presented at the Arts Center at 12 Main. Admission is by donation, and light refreshments will also be available by donation.

Selected Saturdays at 7:30pm - Studio Theatre Series
Readings and staged performances of modern classics, new plays and other surprises at the Arts Center at 12 Main.

General information about events at PSU is available at

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

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

Plymouth State University courses & events:

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

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

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

Monday, November 2, 7pm - Sidore Lecture Series: Brigitte Nacos
The journalist, author and adjunct profess at Columbia University speaks on Terrorism, Counterterrorism, National Security and the Law. From 19th Century anarchists to 21st Century jihadists, terrorist groups have utilized mainstream and alternative media to publicize their grievances, imperatives, and appeals to potential followers. In this respect, nothing has changed in the last 150 years—except advances in communication technology. All lectures are free and open to the public, and are followed by a reception at Smith Recital Hall.

Tuesday, November 17, 7pm - Sidore Lecture Series: Devon Chaffee speaking on Safe and Free? The Case Against a Civil Liberties Tradeoff
Commentators often refer to the need to balance our desire to live in a free society with our desire to be safe. Chaffee, Executive Director of the NH Civil Liberties Union, will unpack the assumption that the goals of advancing civil liberties and protecting national security are necessarily counter-balanced. Focusing on U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the aftermath of 9/11, Chaffee will address the costs and effectiveness of federal and national security policies that implicate individual rights. All lectures are free and open to the public, and are followed by a reception at Smith Recital Hall.

Thursday & Friday, November 19 & 20, 7pm; Saturday, November 21, 2pm & 8pm and Sunday, November 22, 2pm - PSU Theatre:
The Birthday Party
This modern classic adroitly combines dark ambiguity, unsettling comedy, and dramatic tension in one of Harold Pinter’s most produced and disturbing plays. Performed at Studio Theatre.

Monday, November 23, 7pm - All New England Band Festival
This annual concert festival features the PSU Symphonic Band and 200 high school students in a concert that concludes a daylong event involving selected honor band members representing 65 New England high schools. At Hanaway Theatre

Wednesday, December 2 - PSU Chamber Singers

December 4 & 5 - Contemporary Dance Ensemble

December 6 - PSU Choirs: A Joyful Noise

December 9 - PSU Percussion Ensemble

December 13 - Pemigewasset Choral Society: A Time for Celebration

January 20-24 - Shrek The Musical presented by The Educational Theatre Collaborative

January 31 - Silver Series: Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Salute to Duke

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

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

Tuesday, December 1, 12:45pm - Book Discussion Group
We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month’s selection will be available at the same time. You must sign up one month in advance to get and read your copy of the book. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more information, call Diane at 536-1204

Friday & Saturday, December 4 & 5 - Festival of Trees
For more information, call Carla at 535-2390

Wednesday, December 16 (snow day December 17), 10:30am - A Victorian Christmas: A Visit With Queen Victoria
In 1837, teenaged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. Those who would try to usurp her power underestimated this self-willed intelligent young woman whose mettle sustained her through her 63-year reign. Using Queen Victoria's diary and letters, this program reveals the personal details of a powerful yet humane woman, who took seriously her role as monarch in a time of great expansion. She and her husband, Albert, set an example of high moral character and dedication, a novelty in the royal house after generations of scandal. Through her children she left a royal legacy; an era bears her name. Sally Mummey performs this living history in proper 19th Century clothing, resplendent with Royal Orders.

Thursday, December 17 - Christmas Cookie Swap

Friday, December 18 - Some little elves will come-a-caroling

Thursday & Friday, December 24 & 25 - Closed for Christmas

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists

Thursdays, 9am - Quilting Class
Every Thursday - for more information, call Doris Goodspeed at (603) 786-2297

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

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

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

Thursdays, 10am - Arts In The Park
Excited to laugh, play, sing, dance and create art with Sara Hage at these summer workshops for children. Each session we will explore different aspects of nature through various forms of art. All children, ages 6-10, are welcome to participate. Stop in once or each week at the Fox Pond Park Pavilion, Langdon Street, Plymouth. Nominal fee per class; no registration required. All proceeds go toward keeping the Arts alive in our community.
August 6 - On our last day together, we will leave our mark as artists by creating natural art made from found objects in the park for other observers walking by to enjoy.

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Mail: PO Box 417, Center Sandwich, NH 03227

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

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

Saturday, October 10, 5pm - Closing Party at the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery

PO Box 105, Holderness, NH 03245

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 29, 7pm - Fanny Howe
The author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose, most recently "Second Childhood," a finalist for the National Book Award, "Come and See, The Lyrics" and "The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation." Howe's novels include "Nod," "Saving History" and "Indivisible."

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

Annual Breakfast with Santa at Corner House Inn
Saturday, December 5, 8:30-10am
Corner House Inn
22 Main Street (junction Routes 109 & 113), Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219

Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and share your Christmas wish list with Santa Claus.

While in town don’t miss Sandwich's "Christmas in the Village" celebration and visit the local merchants & artisans on display, Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6. For more information or reservations, call or email the Corner House Inn.

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 16, 7pm - The Dark Knights: Eastern Coyote to Eastern Wolf
Presented by Chris Schadler, this talk focuses on the ancestry and rapid evolution of the plains coyote into the more wolf-like eastern coyote. With a Masters of Science in Conservation Biology, Chris will discuss the coyote's ecology and behavior as well as coexistence strategies for humans. Chris divides her time between teaching and working on her book “Becoming Wolf: The Eastern Coyote in New England.” Between presentations she can be found at camp in northern New Hampshire researching coyote feeding patterns in a mosaic of farms and woodlots. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, December 6, 4pm - Community Holiday Concert and Cookie Swap
Come enjoy an early evening of free family fun and camaraderie. Entertainment by Rhubarb Pie, with Peggy Martin (flute), Linda O'Donnell (accordion), Bill Taffe (concertina) and Betty Jo Taffe (keyboard); AJ Coppola with a brass quintet from Campton Elementary School; and William Gunn with a choral group from Plymouth Regional High School. After the musical performance and sing-a-long of Christmas Carols, enjoy the annual cookie fest. Bring along a dozen or so of your own cookies to swap for other treats. Even if you don’t bring cookies you can still join in the good food and good fun. The Campton Historical Society will provide hot cocoa and more to help wash down the cookies and brighten you spirits.

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

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

December 3 - Roxie Zwicker
Roxie is a bestselling local author of 7 books based on New England history, folklore and ghost stories. She is a metaphysical instructor and helps to empower people and expand their knowledge of the spiritual world.

December 10 - Papa Joe Gaudet
Papa Joe’s Traveling Storytelling Show has traveled the globe collecting tales, and invites folks of all ages to Step Into A Story. After a decade’s hiatus he is back sharing stories with the Corner House audience, one of those performers who captivates his listeners.

December 17 - Cora Jo Ciampi

December 24 - Christmas Eve (no storytelling)

December 31 - New Year’s Eve (no storytelling)

January 7 - Rusty Locke

January 14 - Lauretta Phillips

January 21 - Peter Brodeur

January 28 - Dudley Laufman

February 4 - Arthur Surette

February 11 - Kate Chadbourne

February 18 - Mid-Season Storytelling Gala
A smorgasbord of tales told by a variety of tellers

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

Art Exhibit: Marcia Santore's work will be exhibited through January

Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27 - Library Closed

Monday, November 30, 3:30pm - LittleBits
Come make circuit projects with LittleBits. 3rd grade and up. Limited to 8 slots; sign ups required

Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15 & 29, 10:15am - Holiday Stories and Crafts
Holiday books and music follow by drop in crafts at 11am

Tuesdays, December 1 & 8, 6pm - Technology Learning Series: Computer Questions
Sign up for an appointment to get your computer questions answered. Work with someone one-on-one.

Tuesday, December 1, 6:30pm - Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
John Krueckeberg Presents a talk about the Zoot Suit Riots
In August 1942, the murder of a young Mexican-American man ignited a firestorm in the City of the Angels. In no time at all, ethnic and racial tensions that had been building up over the years boiled over. Police fanned out across the city in a dragnet that netted 600 Mexican Americans. Among those accused of murder was a young "zoot-suiter" named Hank Leyvas -- the poster boy for an entire generation of rebellious Mexican kids who refused to play by the old rules. As he and sixteen other boys headed to trial, the mood of the city turned violent. The deck was stacked against the defendants, and a verdict of guilty would spark a series of brutal riots. The convictions were ultimately overturned, but the city and its inhabitants would be forever changed.

Wednesday, December 2, 3pm - Technology Learning Series: Introduction to 3D Printing
3D printers take digital files and then use various materials to produce three dimensional objects. 3D printers are already being used in many industries, from medical to manufacturing. Come learn how they work, and see some examples of the products we’ve produced so far.

Thursdays, December 3 & 10, 11am - Technology Learning Series
If you have a laptop, ipad or phone feel free to bring it, but it is not required.
December 3 - NH Downloadable Books
In this class you will learn what they are, how to find them, and most importantly how to download them.
December 10 - Pinterest
This class will include how to create an account and how to navigate through it after the account has been created.

Thursday, December 3, 3pm - Makerspace for Adults: Snap Circuits
Why should kids have all the fun. Make electrical circuits that really work: turn on lights, spin the fan, play the music. This is scientific fun at its best.

Monday, December 7, 6:30pm - Pontine Theatre Presents: A New England Christmas 2015
Seasonal stories and poems by noted New England authors. This program combines old favorites with newly discovered treasures in a performance featuring storytelling, puppetry and lyrical movement -a program for all ages.

Mondays, December 7 & 21, 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

Wednesday, December 9, 6pm - Panel Discussion: Muslim Journeys Community Conversation about Islam and the Muslim World
Get your questions answered by our panel of distinguished guests:
1. Imam Mustafa - Originally from Morocco, he served as an IMAM of several Islamic centers throughout New England
2. Hubert Mask - Vietnam era veteran, US Air Force (1966-70), law enforcement (Superintendent of Police), investigator, Certified Fraud Examiner
3. Osama Taani - Originally from Jordan, Math Professor at PSU
4. Filiz Otucu - Originally from Turkey, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies

Monday, December 14, 6:30pm - Nighttime Stories
Wear your jammies, bring a stuffed animal and hear some stories.

Wednesday, December 16, 3:30pm - Holiday Party
Join us for holiday crafts - for all ages.

Thursday, December 17, 3:30pm - American Girl Book Club
Read "Meet Samantha" and do a craft. For 1st grade and up

Thursday, December 17, 5:30pm - Teen Night
Yankee Swap and cookie decorating. Bring a small gift under $5. Bring a snack to share. For 6th grade +

Monday, December 28, 11am - Ginger Bread Houses
Make and decorate a gingerbread house with graham crackers. Limited to 15 - registration required. Ages 5+

Monday, December 28, 3:30pm - Lego Spectacular
Kids 5 and up can build with Legos the last Monday of each month (usually). The creations will be displayed in the Children's Room until the next meeting.

Tuesday, December 29, 1pm - LittleBits (Makerspace)
Drop in to make circuit projects with LittleBits. Open play. Supervision required for those younger than 8.

Wednesday, December 30, 11am - Train Painting
Build and paint a part of a wooden train. Limited to 10 - registration required. Ages 8+

Wednesday, December 30, 3:30pm - Family Movie
Come see how your emotions really behave (rated PG). Check with the Library for the title.

Thursday, December 31, 11:30am - Count Down to Noon Party
Join us for crafts as we count down to noon to celebrate the new year. All ages

January 12-February 26 - Winter Storytime and Music
Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:15am - Storytime for Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Join in for singing, finger plays, rhymes, shakers and books. Drop in, no registration required
Tuesdays, 1:30pm & Wednesdays, 10:30am - Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6)
Join in for books and a craft. Registration required
Thursdays, 10:15am - Music with Miss Becky
Children ages 0-6 can sing, dance and listen to some books. Miss Becky will have her guitar and drums for a music and movement session. Drop in, no registration required

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

Tuesdays, 6pm - 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 Park, Shepherd-McAuliffe Discovery Center, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and Currier Art Museum, among others. Visit for more information.


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

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

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

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

You’ll love visiting the historic Mascoma Area Senior Center (MASC) in the former Indian River Grange Hall in the heart of downtown Canaan. Serving communities of Canaan, Enfield, Dorchester, Orange and Grafton

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing

Fridays, 10am - Suite Notes Recorder Group