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September 25 - October 09
|COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)|
| fb Errol Lumberjack Competition
Errol Heritage Commission Historical DisplayMonday, 9-11am; Tuesday, 5-7:30pm; Thursday 8:30-11am
Errol Town Hall (first floor)
33 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3884 (Deb Freedman)
The public is invited to enjoy an old photo display, a peek into the rich historic past of the area.
Saturday, October 1 - Errol Heritage Day and Professional Lumberjack Competition 2016
Enjoy a family-friendly day of fun behind Bear Country Powersports at 54 Main Street in Errol. The day begins with a Pancake Breakfast 7-10am at the Errol Fire Station. From 10am-4pm come watch World Record Holders from the U.S. and Canada compete in the 4th Annual Professional Lumberjack Competition. There will be a BBQ lunch, kids games, displays and demonstrations, Log Rolling on The Lagoon of Doom, vendors, helicopter rides from the school field, auction during lunch break, 50/50 Raffle and much, much more. Come to the Spaghetti Supper at the Errol Fire Station from 4:30-6:30pm to benefit the Errol Heritage Commission. Help us celebrate the rich history of the beautiful town of Errol in The Great North Woods. Admission to this event is free to the public.
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.
Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents...Great North Woods Committee for the Arts
Various locations, including Tillotson Center at 14 Carriage Lane (next to the post office, Route 26) in Colebrook
(603) 246-8998 or (603) 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 Great North Woods Committee for the Arts (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 246-8998 or 237-9302.
Monday, September 12, 7pm - GNWCA at the Country Club Concert Series: Weathervane Theatre’s Cabaret
A quartet of professional performers serve up a night of Broadway Showtunes. Tickets available at Fiddleheads in Colebrook, or at the door.
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsSelect venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-9302
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 Judi Calhoun at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), Steve Bissionnette at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Pat Klinefelter is exhibiting at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. CRAG members Rachel O'Meara, Jane Baribeau, Michele Daniels, Linda Tase, Barbara Nedd and Francine Bigney are exhibiting their works of art the Interpretive Center in the NH Welcome Center just north of Colebrook. Additionally, CRAG members display at the CRAG Gallery at Fiddleheads in Colebrook. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or email@example.com; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.
Sunday, October 2, 1pm - Plein Air Paintout
We are having a plein air paintout with our friends from Coatic'Art at the Musee Beaulne in Coaticook. Hope you can join us.
Through October 10 - Starving Artists Silent Auction at Fiddleheads
Contact Fiddleheads at email@example.com or 603-237-9302
Select Thursdays, 6pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.
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Tillotson Center for the ArtsClosed Mondays
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1:30-3:30pm
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook (603) 237-8576
The Tillotson Center is the North Country’s premier venue for community heritage, visual and performing arts. It features a heritage museum, a 171-seat theater, and an art gallery where local artists can display and offer their works for sale. The building originally was the Carriage Barn for The Balsams Hotel stagecoach. After that, it became the hall for the Colebrook Grange. Today the Center is a state-of-the-arts facility for concerts, plays, movies, dances and community events. The Center is also available for weddings, family reunions, meetings and other rentals.
Through October 7 - Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) Exhibit in the Gallery
Saturday, September 17, 7pm - The Life and Music of George Gershwin with pianist Michael Arnowitt
Monday, September 19, 7pm - Calan
Presented by the GNWCA
Friday, October 7 through Wednesday, December 7 - Photographer Fletcher Manley Exhibits in the Gallery
|GORHAM & BERLIN AREA|
Visit www.randolphfoundationnh.org/publications.php for more event listings
Randolph Public Library EventsMonday & Wednesday, 3-8pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-12noon
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408
Friday, August 26, 1:30pm - The Summer Reading Group Book Discussions
Brains Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity, by Norman Doidge, MD
Copies of the book are available at the Library, or prepare for the discussion by watching a 52-minute
video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFCOm1P_cQQ. FMI, contact Renee Dunham, 466-2105
Friday, August 26, 3pm - Storywalk
Friday, August 26, 6:30pm - Lecture: Carl Lindblade (Town Hall)
21 days after D-Day, 71 nations gathered at the Mt. Washington Hotel to devise an international monetary system for a post world-war world - a system which guides our world banking system today. This lively talk includes some other goings on at the hotel as well. Carl Lindblade is Affiliate Professor at UNH in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and has been a hotelier for three decades.
Wednesday, August 31, 6pm - What's Up, Doc? Documentary Film Series: Keep On Keepin' On
The story of 93 year-old jazz legend Clark Terry and 23 year-old piano prodigy Justin Kauflin facing the toughest
challenges of their lives – together.
Library will supply the popcorn. Continuing though October, on the last Wednesday of each month
All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.
Family Resource Center HappeningsMain 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 www.family-resource-center.org/frcyouth.html for details.
Berlin & Coos County Historical Society MuseumTuesday-Saturday, 12noon-4pm (or by appointment)
Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center
119 High Street, Berlin
(603) 752-4590 or (603) 752-7337
The Moffett House Museum presents exhibits on Berlin's rich history, encompassing its cultural, ethnic and industrial legacies. The museum contains the restored office and treatment center of Dr. Irving Moffett, who practiced in the Moffett House from 1949 until his death in 1993. BCCHS also owns and is in the process of restoring the Brown Company Barns on East Side River Road in Berlin. These two historic barns were last used by the Brown Company as a location for their work horses to take short periods of rest. These barns are the last of what remains of Brown Company Logging.
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; the Center contains the largest library of genealogical material North of Manchester. Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"
Saturdays, September 10, October 1 - BCCS Barn Sales (at Brown Company Barns)
Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham NotchSaturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2721
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.
Saturday, September 10 - Ghosts of Mount Washington, with Joan Veilleux
Saturday, September 17, 8pm - Appalachian Odyssey : A 28 Year Hike on America’s Trail
Unlike through-hikers that complete the Appalachian Trail in one several month trip, author Jeffrey Ryan took a different approach. Grabbing weeks here and days off there, it took Jeffrey twenty-eight years to finish the trail one section at a time. Along the way he learned much about himself and made many new friends, including his best friend, Wayne, who made the journey with him from start to finish. Including 75 color photos, this engaging book is part memoir, part natural history and lore, and part practical advice. Whether you've hiked the AT, are planning to hike it, or only wish to dream of hiking it, don’t miss Jeff Ryan as he shares his adventure.
Saturday, September 24, 8pm - Grandfather Mountain, The History and Guide to An Appalachian Icon
With its prominent profile recognizable for miles around and featuring vistas among the most beloved in the Appalachians, North Carolina's Grandfather Mountain is many things to many people: an easily recognized landmark along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a popular tourist destination, a site of annual Highland Games, and an internationally recognized nature preserve. In this definitive book on Grandfather, author Randy Johnson guides readers on a journey through the mountain's history, from its geological beginnings millennia ago and the early days of exploration to its role in regional development and eventual establishment as a North Carolina state park. Along the way, he shows how Grandfather has changed, and has been changed by, the people of western North Carolina and beyond. To tell the full natural and human story, Johnson will draw not only on historical sources but on his rich personal experience working closely on the mountain alongside Hugh Morton and others. The result is a unique and personal telling of Grandfather's lasting significance.
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. All evening programs are free and open to the public.
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Music in the Great North WoodsVenues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or (603) 326-3242 (information)
Music in the Great North Woods promotes and supports classical music in New Hampshire's North Country in new, as well as existing, venues. During the summer months, the non-profit organization sponsors a Master Organ Recital series and the Big Moose Bach Fest, with visiting musicians of international stature. Call, visit the website or email for detailed schedules and more information. Events are open to the public free of charge, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.
Friday-Sunday, September 2-4 - Big Moose Bach Fest VII
Friday, September 2 - Ferre-Lang family Bach concert at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2 High Street, Berlin. Donations accepted
Saturday, September 3 - Harpsichordist Christa Rakich playing the Goldberg Variations at Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham. Donations accepted
Sunday, September 4 - Choral Concert: Christa Rakich, organist, directed by Susan Ferré
Medallion Opera House at Gorham Town Hall, 20 Park Street, Gorham. Donations accepted
St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural HeritageSt. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-12noon & 1-4:30pm and Friday, 9am-12noon
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1028
Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets available in advance (at the Center's office or online) or at the door the night of the performance. 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.
Friday, September 16, 4pm & Saturday, September 17, 10am – North Country Quilt Show
Come and view the beautiful work of the Berlin Quilters Guild. Tickets available at the door
Saturday, September 24, 6:30pm - Artist Exhibit Opening & Talk
Edward Solar will introduce his exhibit in an open dialogue with the audience prior to the scheduled performance by Miss Heather’s Dance Company. Mr. Solar’s exhibit, being housed at St. Kieran’s, includes a variety of items from his personal collection: a wooden reindeer, a moose antler depicting a carved nature scene, wooden plates and bowls, jewelry, pens, oil paintings, woven baskets, stained glass and a multitude of other items adorning virtually the entire space. The exhibit includes a large wood carving of a carousel horse, a 10-year project which holds a special place in Ed’s heart. Mr. Solar's pieces will be on display until the end of 2016.
Saturday, September 24, 7pm – Miss Heather’s Dance Company
Please join St. Kieran’s for these upcoming events:
Saturday, October 22, 6pm - LYRA, a Russian Vocal Ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia
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.
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Events at Gorham's Medallion Opera House & Town HappeningsGorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322 x3
Friday, September 23, 7:30pm - Uprooted: Heartache and Hope in New Hampshire
Uprooted is a 30-minute documentary based on interviews collected during the Humanities Council's Fences & Neighbors initiative on immigration. It tells the story of five refugees who escaped from war-torn countries to resettle in New Hampshire. The film explores what it means to be a refugee and how it feels to make a new life in a strange place, often without English language skills, family, a job, or community contacts. Free and open to the public, A NH Humanities Council presenter introduces the film and leads a post-film discussion.
Friday, September 30, 7:30pm - Juston McKinney, Comedian
Juston has appeared on a half dozen Comedy Central specials, including a half-hour Comedy Central Presents feature and, most recently, his special Juston McKinney: A Middle Class Hole, which was released by Warner Bros. on CD and DVD. Juston has appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, and he was chosen to be a part of Comedy Central’s Blue Collar Comedy Next Generation Tour with Bill Engval, airing on TBS. Juston has also hosted his own radio program, Live from the Woods with Juston McKinney.
Friday, October 14, 7:30pm - Peter Griggs, Guitarist
"The Guitar In America" concentrates on the unique styles of American guitar music (both acoustic and electric), including traditional country dance music, finger-picking, ragtime, popular songs, blues, jazz standards and originals. Several vocal numbers are included by songwriters and composers such as Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt and Duke Ellington.
Performance tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Gorham Town Hall and online at the website, or at the door (unless otherwise noted). Medallion Opera House is handicapped accessible.
|HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)|
Haverhill Historical Society EventsBy 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 & EventsMonday-Friday, 9am-4pm
91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill (603) 787-2539
The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. 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.
For all arts/crafts classes, samples are displayed in the Showcase, preregistration is required and class size is limited. Crafters are encouraged to please bring standard craft tools to class, such as scissors, glue, glue gun, paint brushes, etc.
August Classes with Eileen
Samples in the Showcase ~ preregistration required ~ class size is limited
Monday, August 8, 1pm - Crafts 1: Christmas Crafts
Friday, August 12, 1pm - Ceramics 1
Monday, August 15, 1pm - Decorative Arts 2: Painted Boxes
Thursday, August 18, 1pm - Crafts 2: Butterfly Art
Monday, August 22, 1pm - Paper Crafts 2: Quilled Earrings
Tuesday, August 23, 1pm - Jewelry 1: Earrings
Thursday, August 25, 1pm - Ceramics 2
Tuesday, August 30, 1pm - Jewelry 2: Beaded Bracelets
Thursday, August 11, 9:30am - Floral Arranging, with Jane
Thursday, August 18, 9:30am - Card Making, with Jeannie
Saturday, October 29 - HMSC’s 3rd Annual Craft Fair
Vendor spaces are available now. Contact Michelle for more information
Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music
Mondays, 12:30pm - Designers' Place: Hearts & Hands Quilters
Mondays, 1pm - Tech Time with Paul
Paul Anderson is available to help with computer or photography questions. Call to schedule a time or just drop in and see him.
Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group
Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb
Thursdays, resuming in September, 12:45pm - Line Dancing
Monroe Consolidated School Events77 Woodsville Road
Monroe (603) 638-2800
Orford Senior CenterCongregational Church
Dartmouth College Highway, Orford (603) 353-9107
You never know what might be happening at the Orford Senior Center, but you can be assured that the Tuesday lunch will be delicious and most likely there will be a neat program as well. It may be the local elementary school jazz band, a reading by an author or a talk by a local celebrity.
Tuesdays, 11:30am - Live Music
|LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA|
Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer ProgramsWednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm (through October 10) 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.
Thursday, August 25, 6pm - Points North performs at Annual Meeting of Membership
Points North is a group of musicians from the corners of the North Country who play acoustic instruments in the Celtic, Franco-American and Appalachian traditions. Musicians are: Paul Cormier on fiddle & accordion; Hildy Danforth on hammered dulcimer & recorders; Tom Meredith on banjo, guitar & fiddle; Rachel O'Meara on flute & penny whistle; and David Van Houten on cittern & guitar. Please join us in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge at 6pm for hors d'oeuvres celebrating the 2016 programs. The evening program at 7pm will follow a brief Association Meeting, which the public is welcomed to attend.
Sunday, September 11, 1pm - Autumn Wildflower Walk, with Matt Peters
Discover the wildflowers and other signs of nature in the Park with the aid of naturalist, Matt Peters. an independent ecologist & botanist with field experience in diverse North American landscapes, from Alaska and the Great Plains to the forests of the northeast, Focusing on botanical and natural resource inventory, mapping and management in northern New England, Peters leads workshops on foraging, edible wild plants and plant identification. Meet at base parking lot. Bring raingear (just in case) and suitable clothing and footwear for an easy walk in the Park. Persons with special needs should call 788-4961 in advance; we will be glad to make suitable arrangements.
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. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.
Whitefield Historical Society MuseumThursdays, 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 & ProgramsSunday & Thursday, June-October, 1-5pm, and by appointment
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372
Housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course, the eclectic collection of artifacts reflects the town’s rural history. Exhibits include the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Landslide, the Waumbek Hotel, old tools, photographs and memorabilia.
PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584
The Colonel Town Players of LancasterLancaster Town Hall
25 Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788-4827
Since starting in the early 1970s, the Colonel Town Players have continuously produced shows, usually with a Fall musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional reviews and cabarets.
October 28-30 - POE! An Evening of Chilling Tales
Appalachian Mountain Club Programs in Crawford NotchAppalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-4453
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
Saturdays & Sundays, 11am - Notch Talk
|LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)|
| 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 TheatreJean's Playhouse
34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 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). Jean’s Playhouse also offers a limited year-round guest artist series of magicians, comedians and musicians.
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 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.
New Hampshire Resident Discounts - With a valid NH drivers license, full time New Hampshire residents are eligible to purchase half price tickets to all Friday night productions of mainstage shows this season.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, through September 10, 7:30pm; Wednesday, September 7, 12noon - Altar Boyz
A foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christian, all-male singing and dancing quintet on the last night of their national "Raise the Praise" tour.
During their farewell performance, the members of the band attempt to decrease, if not completely abolish, the number of burdened souls in the venue by the close of the show. Like many boy bands before them, each member experiences their own personal highlights and struggles and throughout their tumultuous performance, we begin to see their own burdens sneak through the seams of their superficial foundation.
Sunday, September 4, 7:30pm - Labor Day Weekend Comedy
Boston Stand-up Comedy returns to Jean’s Playhouse, this time with headliner Thomas Hayes, a Boston comedy veteran, Showtime’s funniest comedian, magician, storyteller and motivational speaker. Featured comedian Mike Koutrobis and host Greg Boggis
Tuesday & Wednesday, September 6 & 7, 6pm - Calling all Jean's Teens: Auditions for The Magic Flute
Be prepared to read from the script and have fun. Jean’s Teens and Lin-Wood Public School will present The Magic Flute November 4-6, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Follow Prince Tamino in this hilarious tale as he travels to the castle of the evil Sarastro to save the princess Pamina. Along his magical journey he meets a wild cast of characters including Papageno, the three muses, the Greenbird, the spirits, and the fabled Queen of the Night. All youth 18 and under are invited to participate; auditioners need attend only one of the two audition dates. For further information, please contact Vicki Etchings at email@example.com.
Thursday-Saturday, September 22-October 1, 7:30pm; Monday & Wednesday, September 26 & 29, 2pm - Steel Magnolias
Following a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, Steel Magnolias is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.
Saturday, September 24, 5pm - Meet the Artist Reception
An exhibit of fine oil paintings by Robert Gordon: “Painting the Landscape of New England”
Robert Gordon’s creative world is “always nature, in which the works of man figure slightly.” His painting style is broad and free-flowing, with detail kept to a minimum. His paintings glow with color that is soft and subtle. His chosen subjects range from the intimacy of gardens and still-life to the wild grandeur of landscape and seascape. He paints the mountains and rivers of New Hampshire, the villages and farms of Vermont and the coastline and harbors of Maine and Massachusetts. Please join us at Jean’s Playhouse on to meet and talk with Bob about his art work. Exhibiting through December
Sunday & Monday, September 25-26, 6pm - Auditions for SCROOGE! The Musical (presenting this December)
A powerful story of redemption, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of holiday joy. Ebenezer Scrooge, that most unrepentant and miserly of fellows, is made to see the light as he survives a merciless battery of revelations by the ghosts of his own life: Jacob Marley and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
Multiple roles are available for all ages and voice ranges. We ask that you please come prepared to do the following: read from the sides we will provide; sing 18-24 bars of a song (please bring your sheet music); and be dressed for and prepared to learn/perform a short dance segment. If you have a resume and headshot, please bring them with you. If you attend the first evening of auditions there is no need to attend the second. For further information, please contact Sharon Paquette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scrooge! The Musical presents an opportunity for Jean’s Playhouse to expand its theatre arts youth development programming. A company of professional, local and youth performers and designers will work side-by-side to produce this beloved tale with live musical accompaniment, lush costumes, cinematic projections, and theatrical lighting and effects over the first three weekends in December.
Upcoming Mainstage Performances:
October 6-15 - On Golden Pond
December 2-4, 9-11 & 16-18, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm - Scrooge! The Musical
Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & LecturesWednesday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 5-7pm (also by appointment)
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159 (Carol Riley)
The Museum features memorabilia from the J.E Henry era, early resort hotels, sawmills, Logging photos and equipment, local schools, yearbooks, Tourist attraction, and so much more. The Museum is a former church that was built by J.E. Henry in 1909. We also now have a "satellite" museum. The owners of the Village Shops in Lincoln (the old mill site) have given us a store front in the complex and we have numerous photos and early maps on display.
The Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society has produced a beautiful cookbook, “A Taste of History,” in commemoration of Lincoln and Woodstock's 250th anniversaries, on sale at the Lincoln Public Library or by mail. These keepsake items will feed your stomach and your hearts with many heritage recipes, some dating back to 1909, as well as current day recipes from local residents. Each category is highlighted with vintage pictures of some of the area’s historic eating establishments. All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the museum building renovation project.
Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public LibraryMonday-Friday, 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, September 8, 7pm - Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit
Anyone who ever posted a Gone Fishin' sign on the door during business hours will appreciate this native fisherman's glimpse into the habits, rituals and lore of some of the more colorful members of the not-so-exclusive "Liars' Club." Hal Lyons shares tales, secrets, folklore and history of fishing in New Hampshire's big lakes - especially Lake Winnipesaukee, which translates into "Smile of the Great Spirit." A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public.
Friday, September 16, 6pm - Cookbook Club
This is a fun way to show off your cooking skills, and eat some great food. Stop by the Library select a recipe out of the chosen cookbook, and bring the finished product to the event. We provide utensils, cups and plates.
Wednesday, September 21, 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 to pick up this month's book.
Wednesday, September 28, 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 about the film showing.
Wednesdays, 2pm - Spanish Language Study Group
Thursdays, 3pm - Italian/French Language Study Group
Fridays, 10am - Story time with Miss Emily
Join us for a fun hour of stories, songs and crafts. Please call the Library to sign up. Open to all children, parents are expected to remain with their child during program.
Happenings at the Lin-Wood Senior ServicesLin-Wood 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 email@example.com
Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711
Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website
Mailing list sign up (for activities): firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & ClassesOpen year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
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. The synagogue houses an extensive library and is presently working to establish 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, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. In the summer BHC hosts a four-part classical concert series and at the Colonial Theatre, a four-part film festival with guest speakers.
Open in winter for holidays of Tu B’Shevat and Purim, and in May for annual community-wide Holocaust Remembrance Service. Religious school for children and classes for adults are also offered. Please visit the website for detailed information for 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.
Thursday, July 14, 6:30pm - White Mountain Jewish Film Festival Opening Night: "Dough"
The third annual White Mountain Jewish Film Festival at the Colonial Theatre will certainly feed your appetite for great films, with Master challah baker and teacher, Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein introduce the first film. The superior line-up this year includes a special showing of an Academy Award winner, in addition to movie classics and current favorites. Other films of the series are Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors" with guest speaker, film historian Rick Winston on Thursday, July 28; "Son of Saul" with guest speaker Eve Marko, Spirit Holder for Zen Peacemakers' Annual Bearing Witness Retreats at Auschwitz on Friday, August 5; "Above and Beyond" introduced by former President of the American Veterans of Israel Arthur Bernstein, on Thursday, August 11; and "Deli Man" with guest speaker, professor and humorist Ted Merwin, a National Jewish Book Award winner for his book "Pastrami on Rye, An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli."
A noted guest speaker will introduce each film in the Festival, which is open to the public. Ticket holders are invited to socialize and enjoy light complimentary snacks and beverages on the Colonial patio to meet the evening's guest speaker. Tickets at the door; season passes for all 5 films available. For details about the films and guest speakers, check the BHC website or contact Dorothy Goldstone, email@example.com.
Select Fridays, through September 23, 5pm - Sounds in the Sanctuary Classical Concert Series
Upcoming concert events - Richard Kogan, piano: “The Mind and Music of Ludwig van Beethoven” on Friday, July 22; Alon Goldstein, piano: Bach, Schubert, Wagner, Liszt and Debussy on Friday, August 19; and Victoria Cole, soprano with Sergey Marchukov, piano: Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev on Friday, September 23. Concerts are open to the public. A reception with the artists follows each performance. Tickets at the door. For detailed concert information, check the BHC website or contact Martin Kessel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
League of NH Craftsmen Gallery & Littleton Studio SchoolLeague of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1066
Saturday, September 24, 11am - Meet Sussy Rose-Shields, creator of the 2016 Annual Ornament "Pitter Patter"
Sussy will be at the Littleton Gallery discussing the steps of creating ornaments and demonstrating her craft. Juried in metal, Sussy created this ornament which represents the magic and joy of the season with a little elvin mischief. Each ornament is hand signed and numbered by the artist. The ornament comes beautifully gift-boxed with a descriptive card, and is available for purchase at the Littleton Gallery.
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.
Wednesdays, September 7-28, 9am - Intuitive Abstract Painting, with Kristine Lingle
Students will use acrylic paint on large canvases to create expressive, dynamic abstract paintings. Demonstrations will include squirting, dripping, spraying and stamping paint, allowing imagery to emerge on an intuitive level. Color relationships, value contrast, line, texture and mark-making will be interwoven into each session. Students will learn how to layer transparent colors without making mud. Classes will held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia, NH
Fridays, September 9-30, 9am - Water Color, with Debbie Aldrich
Debbie is an accomplished watercolor artist who has studied at the Museum School of Fine Art Boston and the Glassell School of Fine Art, Houston, TX. She has also studied with top watercolor artists around the country. She is an award winning painter and a phenomenal instructor. She works with all levels of students. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Class is open to all levels, to be held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia. Also October 7-28
Mondays, September 12-October 24, 6pm - Mixed Media: Open 2-D Studio and Instruction
Does the coming of winter have you feeling down? Come work with others this fall & winter. Stay motivated, break up the work week by sharing creative ideas. Instruction with Karen Abbruscato will be individually guided. What would you like to learn and/or improve upon? Drawing, Painting, Collage, Digital… or mix it up. Bring your own supplies and materials. Bring a friend or two. *No class on October 10
Saturday, September 17, 12noon - Shaving Cream Prints, with Lori Silva
Explore how regular shaving cream and food coloring can create fun and vibrantly colored prints through a process that seems almost like magic. This really fun printing activity can marble paper or create actual images using nontraditional printing materials. Finished prints can be used for a variety of other art projects or stand alone as a unique piece of art. Ages 5+
Sunday, September 18, 12noon - One Day Workshop: Teen Color Play with Enamels, with Lucy Golden
Enameling classes with Lucy Golden at the Littleton Studio SchoolEnameling is an ancient art in which powdered glass is fused with metal. In this class, students will be introduced to the techniques of sifting, stenciling and sgraffito, among others, and will end up with unique and colorful pieces.
Saturday, September 24, 9am - One Day Workshop: Gemstones, Sea Glass and Marbles – Oh My, with Judy Erikson
Create beautiful wire wrapped jewelry, learning how to use wire working tools such as spiral makers and 3D bracelets jigs. Projects will include how to create woven wire bezels, make adjustable bracelets and more. Choose from a variety of gemstones, sea glass and vintage marbles and feel free to bring your own treasures as well.
Saturday, October 1, 10am - One Day Workshop: Stacking Rings in a Day, with Joy Raskin
We will make several rings that will stack together. Each ring is different yet all go together. Using assorted wire of different thickness and width, we will shape them into rings, solder them, and using hammers to create textures. We will also add beads and other decorative elements on each ring to provide a variety of rings. Instructor will have silver wire and sheet on hand for students to purchase.
Sunday, October 2, 10am - One Day Workshop: Bezel Ring, with Joy Raskin
We will make a silver ring band, out of wire or sheet metal, and then we will make a bezel to set a cabochon stone. Bezel will be soldered to ring, and then cabochon will be set, and ring polished. Students can bring in a favorite stone, any silver they have. Instructor will have silver wire and sheet, plus cabochons of assorted sizes for students to purchase.
Saturday, October 8, 10am - Basic Bezel Setting, with Sinead Cleary
Ever want to know how to bezel set stones? This one-day workshop will cover the basics of how to make a bezel setting. You can set anything that has a flat bottom and any shape top stone, glass, clay and more. Learn tips and tricks on how to set your stone perfectly, how to clean up your bezel and create a beautiful polish. Instructor will provide silver bezel strip, silver wire, silver sheet and a small assortment of stones for students to purchase.
Mondays, through October 3, 2:30pm - Hand Building, 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. Also October 31-December 5
Tuesdays, through October 4, 6pm - Throwing, with Marghie Seymour
Marghie will work one on one with students who are either completely new to throwing clay on a wheel or those who have some experience but are looking for help making the material do what they want it to do. Students will finish this class with an understanding of the properties of clay, how to make basic items, join pieces, and alter forms, and with a baseline knowledge of materials, tools, glazing and firing.
Wednesdays, through October 5, 9am OR Thursdays, through October 6, 6pm - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to teen-adult students with any level of clay experience. Also Wednesdays, October 26-December 7, 9am OR Thursdays, October 27-December 8, 6pm *No class during Thanksgiving week
Wednesdays, through October 5, 6pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Lucy Golden
Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles. Also Thursdays, October 27-December 8, 6pm, with Jean Matray
Wednesdays, October 5-26, 9am - Mixed Media Explorations, with Kristine Lingle
This course will introduce students to mixed media surface design techniques of paste paper and wabi-sabi paper. Paste paper: A technique in which pigment and paste are applied to paper, then combed and scraped to create texture and pattern. Wabi-sabi paper: Multiple applications of crayon, ink and paint, dripped, spattered and stamped on rice paper. These papers will be used to make collages, prayer flags, origami boxes and book covers. All materials will be provided. Classes will held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia.
Saturday, October 22, 9am - One Day Workshop: Basket Making, with Ray Lagasse
Students will make their own woven basket chosen from an assortment of Ray's wonderful baskets, including Pack Basket, Market Basket, Double Pie Basket, Wool Gathering, Tote and Laundry Basket.
Tuesdays, October 25-December 6, 6pm - Guided Open Session: Electroforming, with Lucy Golden
This Guided Open Session will introduce copper electroforming and alternative options for adding color to metal jewelry. Copper electroforming is the process in which a thick skin of copper is deposited on objects through the use of electrical current. Findings can be added to create jewelry. The finished objects are lightweight and durable, and can be left with their copper finish, or can be colored with patina, paint, markers, etc. Students will also be introduced to using glass paint, markers, colored pencils and resins to incorporate color into metals. Students must have taken a prior Fundamentals or equivalent.
Thursday-Saturday, November 10-12, 9am - Life Drawing: The Importance of Artistic Anatomy and Emotive Line
This Master’s Class with Carolyne D. Landon at Moose Track Studio in Franconia will offer the opportunity to study the human form through lectures on artistic anatomy and drawing the figure from life with an emphasis on the meaning of emotive line.
Monday-Wednesday, November 14-16, 1:30pm - Portraiture: Capturing the Sitter’s Likeness and Unique Essence
Master’s Class with Carolyne D. Landon at Moose Track Studio in Franconia
Working from live model and photographs, the basic visual elements of line, value, shape, volume and texture will be explored on how they effectively create an expressive portrait.
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19, 9am & 1:30pm - From Start to Finish: Composing, Executing & Critiquing a Painting
Master’s Class with Carolyne D. Landon at Moose Track Studio in Franconia
Individualized instruction is offered in this painting studio workshop, in which the participant will explore a theme in an area of their personal interest by developing at least three thematic compositions. Before choosing one composition to paint, the participant will be led through a four-step critique process of description, design, meaning and evaluation of each of their proposed compositions. This course is open to all levels of painting experience in acrylics, oils, water color and collage.
Sunday & Tuesday, 1-4pm; Monday, 5:30-8:30pm; 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.
Maudelle Driskell, Executive Director
Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director, email@example.com
The Frost Place Museum Events & ReadingsWednesday-Monday, 10am-5pm
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. Check out the interactive, multimedia timeline of Robert Frost's life on our website. Learn about the milestones that led the legendary poet 'North of Boston' at http://frostplace.org/about-us/timeline-of-robert-frosts-life/?mc_cid=2a993756ac&mc_eid=fcc013e42b.
During the winter months, the house is closed but the grounds and poetry trail are open. Our offices are open year-round. Please call or email if you have questions. Special events and groups can be accommodated.
The Frost Place honors the legacy of Robert Frost and encourages the creation and appreciation of poems, offering three poetry writing conferences (in the summer months) and two competitions. Study poetry in the beautiful White Mountains of NH at the former home of Robert Frost. Come be inspired by the landscape, write and study with some of the best contemporary poets writing today.
Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & EventsSaturdays, through October 29, 1-4pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000 or 823-5977
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.
Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain display, Guest Houses of Yesteryear, antique farm equipment 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.
New Exhibit - The Grange: A Voice for the Farmers
The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was founded in 1867. Here in Franconia, Lafayette Grange #208 organized in 1875, disbanded in 1879, re-organized in 1894 and remained active for the next 94 years. Maxine Aldrich of Sugar Hill, an active Grange member since the age of 16, recently donated several boxes of artifacts pertaining to the Grange. With this donation, combined with writings and mementos from the Sarah N. Welch collection, volunteers at the Museum have created a mock Grange assembly room plus exhibits featuring the Grange's history and impact on society.
Also new for 2016... a photographic display on the repair and renovation of Franconia's Dow Clock and Tower
Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior CenterMonday-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.
Do you have, or do you know someone who has, a special talent that you can bring to others? We are looking for people or groups who would like to give lessons in anything at all. Perhaps you know how to scrapbook or maybe you can make greeting cards. We have the space; we just need instructors.
Tuesday, August 16, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye
Friday, August 19, 10am - Shining Lights Day Car Storytime
We will be reading stories to our little friends on the lawn of the Library by the Pollyanna statue, followed by a refreshing treat.
Friday, August 26 - Tea Time Trip to Tarbin Gardens (please sign up at the front desk)
Tuesday, August 30, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub
Select Wednesdays, 10am - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually); call to confirm
Tuesdays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (any medium; all levels of interest welcome)
Littleton Needleworkers - Call for details
Kool KineticsExhibiting at 42 Maple Gallery
42 Maple Street, Bethlehem (603) 575-9077
Kinetic Art is contemporary art, dependent upon movement for its effect. Exhibiting at 42 Maple, a church for kinetic and contemporary art, with a gallery having monthly showings of other artist and themed shows.
|MT. WASHINGTON VALLEY (including western Maine, Tamworth & Freedom)|
Whitney Community Center EventsWhitney Community Center
10 Black Mountain Road/Route 16A (behind Grammar School), Jackson (603) 383-6861
The Community Center offers many options and spaces for public use. There is a large, multipurpose Main Hall with a stage and seating up to 250. The bright Art Room has working height tables and stools to accommodate about 15 people. A small conference room, with a table and chairs, is an additional option for up to 8 people. The large Kitchen has a gas stove and countertop space, with a pass through into the Main Hall. Detailed information and availability can be found on the Grammar School's website. Handicap accessible
Saturday, September 10, 7pm - All Hands Volunteers – Disaster Relief
You’ve seen them before; those amazing volunteers who arrive on the scene of a recent disaster to help wherever needed. JoAnn Driscoll and her late husband are two of those volunteers. Over the years they have traveled nationally and internationally from Biloxi, MS and the Catskills to Japan, Haiti, Bangladesh, Peru, the Philippines, and Indonesia. They shoveled rubble, built houses, and generally did whatever was necessary to help those affected by the natural disaster rebuild their lives. Come listen to Jo Ann’s story of how they got involved with the organization, All Hands Volunteers. She will show us some of the places they went, the people they encountered and the work they did. This program is free and open to the public.
Friday, September 16, 6pm - Heritage Scrapbooking
Come create a beautiful visual narrative to share with your loved ones, discovering family stories and celebrating rites of passage along the way with Heritage Scrapbooking. Discover this fun way to connect with your relatives and the stories they have to share through this mix of genealogy and scrapbooking. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, September 24, 7pm - A Practice in the Wild - Photograpy and Nature Writing
Ed Parsons has written a weekly hiking column in local newspapers for 20 years -- most of those years for the Conway Daily Sun. Photography has been an integral part of that. Join him for an evening of photos and stories of hikes through the seasons of 2016. This program is free and open to the public.
Alternate Mondays, 6pm - Woman Writers
North Conway Music Center Workshops & EventsMonday-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 (cash-in/trade-up your instrument), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - North Conway Brass Ensemble
Bring your horn and a stand (if possible) and play Sousa, Dixieland, Classical and more with Randy Ouellette. Music will be provided; call Randy at (603) 662-2957 to let him know what instrument you play.
Select Thursdays - 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 precedes Open Jam. Cost is minimal, to offset expenses for the space and music. Every second Thursday; call to confirm dates
Most Saturdays, 10:30am - Music Games and Theory Fun, with Becky VerPlanck
Developing musicianship through fun activities and group participation, for ages 7 and up. This class is excellent for beginners and experienced youngsters who want to learn, participate and have adventures in music while developing their understanding of theory and music. Bring your instrument and be ready for a no pressure, relaxing and friendly experience in music making. Please RSVP to Music Center.
Visit theaterinthewood.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Sunday, May 8 - Cold River Radio Show
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation EventsDaily, 9am-4pm
100 Acre Wood (go through the gate, across from Town Hall Road, and follow the signs to the parking area)
41 Observatory Way, Intervale (603) 356-9980
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is on FaceBook and Twitter. Individual, Family, and Corporate BIBLF memberships available. Member benefits include: Free Polar Express lottery entry, merchandise discount, monthly members-only Journey to the North Pole ticket drawing.
Check Out Our Online Store - All proceeds from our Journey to the North Pole merchandise and 100 Acre Wood Maple Syrup go directly towards the literacy programs offered by Believe in Books Literacy Foundation.
Those who would like to volunteer for any of the activities or events listed below or future events can call or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trails in the Wood are open for the season, 7 days a week, 9am-4pm. Enjoy 10K of running, walking and biking trails in the enchanted 100 Acre Wood. Includes 1/2-mile Storybook Trail: "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" by Jon Scieszka (http://believeinbooks.org/storybook-trail.html)
Volunteers Needed for Outreach Reading and Character Appearances
Join in to read to the preschoolers or to dress up as Olivia or Pooh. Anyone who would like to read or dress up as a character can call or contact email@example.com.
Theater in the Wood
Check website for upcoming events. Tickets available in advance or at the door
Fridays, through August 12, 10am - Children's Summer Theater Series
IMPACT (Imagination and Music - Professional Artistry in Children's Theatre) is the professional children's performance company of Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln. The company writes and performs the musicals, with catchy original songs and wacky characters, each different and a good time for kids and caretakers. Doors open at 9:30am. Ages 3 & under are free; season tickets available. More information at www.believeinbooks.org/children-s-theater.html
August 12 - The Little Mermaid
Arts Council of Tamworth Programs & Concert SeriesTamworth Village (603) 323-0104 or 323-7182
The Arts Council of Tamworth (ACT), the first organization of its kind in New Hampshire, has been enriching Tamworth and the surrounding area since 1966. Visit ACT's website for more information, including ticket purchase, on all of the performances.
Select Saturdays, 7pm - Evening Concerts at Tamworth Lyceum
Call The Lyceum at 323-5120 or stop over to pick up your tickets. Beer, wine and our full menu will be served.
Select Sundays, 1pm - Tamworth Lyceum
Free and all ages, with song circle/open jam session 2pm
| Cindy Russell, Executive Director
Cell Phone: (603) 986-5015
Arts Jubilee Summer Concert SeriesThursdays, July 14-August 11, 6pm
Cranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
North Conway (603) 447-8914
Make your plans now to attend Arts Jubilee’s high energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of summer entertainment. Family-friendly concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of Cranmore Mountain. Headline concerts begin at 7pm and an early concert performance, highlighting some of the area’s best musicians, begins at 6pm. Admission to the concerts is free for kids 12 and under. For additional information and a sample of the music from each concert, visit MWVEvents.com.
August 11 - Swingin’ Down Memory Lane
No matter if you’re young or young at heart, everyone will agree that Swing is back in fashion again. The PJO, Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble will trace the line of big bands from the 1930s to the present. Join the 18-piece jazz ensemble as they play the classics from the orchestras of Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Count Basie and featured guest vocalist Chris Humphrey. Completing Arts Jubilee’s summer season, this grand finale will offer the top instrumental and vocal hits of the Swing Era, as well as more contemporary original compositions... followed up with Fireworks presented by Atlas. www.mwvevents.com/artsjubileeConcert5.html
Early Concert: Dennis & Davey
Local musical legends Dennis O’Neil & Davey Armstrong have been bringing great music and good clean fun to their audiences in Mount Washington Valley for many years.
Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization, depending on the support of our community. Donations are welcome year-round by visiting our website and clicking on “DONATE”.
| Contact: Dana Clemons, PO Box 285, Bartlett NH, 03812
Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo GalleryThursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050
An award winning photographer, Dana Clemons has been photographing stunning landscapes for over 30 years, offering a large selection of unique, award-winning photographs of the White Mountains and surrounding region. Archival prints, matted or tastefully framed. Also on display and for sale at: White Mountain Artisans Gallery, North Conway; League of NH Craftsman, Littleton & Meredith; Zeb's General Store, North Conway; Flossie's General Store, Jackson Village.
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Mount Washington Valley Band 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Jackson Art Studio and Gallery 155 Ridge Rd. Jackson, NH 03846 Phone: 603-387-3463 http://www.jacksonartnh.com E-mail: email@example.com
Jackson Art Studio & Gallery, Classes and ExhibitsGallery hours: Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday-Friday by appointment or chance
155 Ridge Road (across the street from David Baker's Art Gallery on Route 16), Jackson (603) 387-3463
Jackson Art is a working art studio, with an attached gallery featuring the work of local Mt. Washington Valley artists/artisans. Working artists demonstrating every weekend. Art classes for all ages and abilities, taught by professional artists and artisans, include our Sip and Paint classes, Drawing, Plein Air Painting, Art Camps, Culinary Camps, Fashion Illustration, Teen Open Studio, Jewelry, Photography and more. Please preregister for classes, which are frequently being added to the website.
The Gallery features the work of over 25 local artists, most from Mt Washington Valley-paintings, photography, prints, jewelry, glass, pottery, mosaics, home furnishings and more. New artists are being added frequently; all artwork is for sale. Jackson Art has four shows a year, one for each season. Each show has a theme and features the latest work from our local artists. Meet the artists at our wine and cheese reception. Sign up to be on the email list to get an invite to shows at: www.jacksonartnh.com/art-gallery-and-shows/
Private Parties Available: Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Wedding Parties, Corporate Event... Our instructor will guide you step by step. It's easy, stress free & affordable. Supplies included in fee.
Make Fun Art, Not Fine Art! Sip and Paint Classes
Participants will spend an evening of creativity as they twist open their favorite bottle of wine (BYOB) and uncork their creativity. Or, come during the day, a great activity for kids or the whole family. Each date is structured around a specific painting; our instructor will guide you step by step in acrylics. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist; all supplies included.
Friday, August 12, 6pm - The Notch
Saturday, August 13, 1pm – Cherry Blossom
Tuesday, August 16, 6pm - Funky Tree
Thursday, Aug 18, 1pm – Mosaic Creature Plaque
Saturday, August 20, 1pm – Birds on a Wire
Tuesday, August 23, 1pm – Funky Owl
Thursday, August 25, 6pm – Coast of Maine
Saturday, August 27, 6pm – Fall Walk
Sunday, August 28, 1pm – Monet Bridge
Friday, September 2, 6pm – Fall Foliage Birches
Monday-Thursday, August 8-11, 9am-3pm - Summer Art Camp for Kids
This all-day camp is for kids (6-13 yrs) who love art and want to create. Students will work on numerous projects each day and be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques.
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World Fellowship Center Workshops and Cultural Events368 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. The full 2016 summer calendar is now available at http://worldfellowship.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/WFC-Summer-CALENDAR-2016.pdf
Saturday, September 3, 7:30pm - Greg Greenway
A rare combination of soulful singer, skillful instrumentalist, powerful poet, and sparkling entertainer, Greg performs across North America with the acoustic trio Brother Sun.
Sunday, September 4, 10am - Nature Walk
Noted naturalist will present a short talk and walk
Sunday, September 4, 7:30pm - Toasting the Last Marshmallow
Monday, September 5 - 76th Summer Season ends with lunch
Friday-Sunday, September 16-18 - 3rd Annual White Mountain Fungal Foray Weekend
Coordinated by mycologist Lawrence Millman
New-to-the-mushroom-world or club members: learn to protect mushroom habitat and to enjoy, identify, cook, appreciate and photograph wild mushrooms. Talks/guided walks on and off site. Early-bird Foray at 2pm on Friday. Limited registration
Thursday-Sunday, September 29-October 2 - Silent Meditation Retreat
With Nancy Mujo Baker of No Traces Zendo and Conway Sangha - open to meditators with rigorous retreat experience in Zen tradition
White Birch Books EventsMonday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street (just south of the park), North Conway Village (603) 356-3200
Wednesday, September 7, 4pm - Literary Tea with author Wendy Sand Eckel
Join us at the Cranmore Inn on for a special treat. Tickets include delicious mint julep punch, tea sandwiches, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Tickets are limited and can be purchased through the bookstore or North Conway Library, by August 31. We will be walking over to the Chef’s Bistro after our Tea to grab dinner & drinks and continue our literary conversation.
Thursday, September 8, 6:30pm - Mystery Book Club discusses "Death at the Day Lily Café" by Wendy Sand Eckel
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. www.whitebirchbooks.com/mystery-book-group.html
Sunday, September 11, 7pm - Cold River Radio Show
A quintessential old-time radio show featuring exclusively New England based artists, performers, authors and storytellers at Theater in the Wood (Intervale), tickets to the show are available at the bookstore. We’ll be selling books at the show for author Jim Nichols, who will be talking about his latest book, "Closer All the Time," and storyteller Brian Daniels, who will be talking about his book, "Thoughts of an Average Joe." More information at www.whitebirchbooks.com/events.html#sept17
Thursday, September 15, 1pm - Book Signing with local author Jeff Ryan
Maine author Jeff Ryan will be at the bookstore, signing his memoir, "Appalachian Odyssey," outlining the Appalachian Trail trek and the lessons he learned throughout. Modeled loosely on Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," Ryan treats each section as a self-contained story. It is a highly entertaining read that touches on the trail's history and the mental aspects of doing the trail. More than 75 color photos offer additional inspiration, for those who dream of doing the trail or want to experience the hike without having to shoulder a pack.
Saturday, September 17, 10am - Curiosity Day! Celebrating 75 years of Curious George
Happy Birthday Curious George! We will be celebrating our favorite monkey with a Curious George Storytime right here at the bookstore. We'll have stories, games, special treats, Curious George crafts, lots of Curious George books and more.
So Get Curious and join us in celebrating our classic monkey friend, Curious George.
Thursday, September 22, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Group discusses "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins
The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.
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. www.whitebirchbooks.com/thursdaynight-book-group.html
Saturday, September 24, 11:30am - Meet & Greet with author Tom Ryan and his latest companion Samwise
After kicking off the Atticus M. Finch Memorial Walk for the Animals at Conway Area Humane Society's Bark in the Park event, Tom & Samwise will walk just down the street to White Birch Books, where Tom will sign copies of "Following Atticus" and people will get to meet Samwise A. Passaconaway. Light refreshments will be served. If you would like to pre-order a book, please call the bookstore.
White Mountain Musical Arts PresentationsVarious locations
White Mountain Musical Arts, the area non-profit organization known best for its presentation of the annual Bach Festival each August, presents live musical performances throughout the year to awaken contemporary audiences to the vitality of 17th-20th century music through historically informed performance of both familiar and unknown works - as well as current, contemporary music performances from time to time.
Sunday, October 23, 3pm - Four-Hand Piano, with Corson & Cumming
Two friends (and former students of world-renowned pianist and teacher, Frank Glazer) will meet again to perform some of the classic works for four hands. Don't miss this audience delight at First Church of Christ Congregational, White Mountain Highway, North Conway
Tuesday, December 13 - Annual Presentation of A White Mountain Christmas, with Ray Cornils & Friends
Join us for this inspirational musical presentation celebrating the favorites of the season. A memorable holiday program, the concert will feature Ray Cornils (Municipal Organist for the city of Portland, ME since 1990) and friends. The audience will be afforded the opportunity to enjoy favorite holiday music, some new arrangements and a celebration of the joy of the season. This holiday presentation is designed for the entire family and proceeds from the holiday program support the White Mountain Musical Arts and their presentations of live music performances in the greater Mt. Washington Valley. Presented at First Church of Christ Congregational (White Mountain Highway, North Conway), a handicap accessible venue with parking available behind the building. Admission will be by a suggested donation for adults; children accompanied by an adult are free and encouraged to attend.
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Steel Dreams, Community Steel Band, Seeks ParticipantsTuesdays, 6:30pm
903 West Side Road, Conway (603) 447-5107
Come join the Mt. Washington Valley inter-generational community steel band, Steel Dreams. All are welcome and no previous musical experience is necessary - just the love of rhythm and music. The fun and excitement of playing in a steel band is a great way for individuals, families and community groups, to come together create music and bring the Caribbean groove to our town. The joyous sound of the steel drums lightens your heart and makes your feet want to dance. Besides the unique fun of playing the music, participating in a steel band fosters teamwork, discipline, respect of others, community awareness and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
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The Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUBFridays, 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 brunch on Sunday, and dinner is served Wednesday-Monday.
Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub
September 23 & November 4 - Cindy Duchin & Friends
September 30 - Peter Heimlich
October 7 & November 11 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
October 14 - Paul Hubert
October 21 & December 9 - Jill Ducsai
October 28 & December 16 - Doug Hazard
November 18 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
November 25 - Starlight Honeys
December 2 - Tom Bartlett
Rebecca Boyden, Executive Director
Advice To The Players
PO Box 38
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
Advice to the Players Performances, Workshops & EventsFriday, 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.
Shakespeare Drama Camps - Join ATTP in July and August for an exciting journey into Shakespeare’s language, characters and plays. Our two- and four-week camps are theater experiences that immerse young people of all ages in the art and craft of acting, and the terms and techniques used to create Shakespeare’s plays.
Select Wednesdays (biweekly), 6pm - Improv!
This is a just-for-fun program, for actors, comedians, storytellers, and none-of-the-aboves, and we'll all be learning together. Play some basic improv games and then talk about how this new venture is going to shape up in the future -- your input is welcomed. Open session - no experience or reservations needed, just show up and do some improv. Presented at the Arts Center at 12 Main, with nominal admission.
Select Wednesdays, 7:30pm - ATTP Concert Series
Presented at the Arts Center at 12 Main. Admission is by donation, and light refreshments also available by donation, which supports the arts, the artists, and Advice to the Players.
Select Fridays at 7:30pm - Play Reading Series
Readings and staged performances of modern classics, new plays and other surprises at the Arts Center at 12 Main. This is a free event, with donations always appreciated
Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior CenterMonday-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
Thursday, August 11, 10:30am - Mary Todd Lincoln: Wife and Widow
Living historian Sally Mummey portrays Mary Todd Lincoln as she muses on her life from her dreams as a girl to her years as First Lady during the Civil War. Mrs. Lincoln shares stories of her life with President Lincoln and the events of that evening in Ford's Theatre when the assassin's bullet not only changed the course of the nation but destroyed her life as well. From the opulence of the White House to the dregs of obscurity, Mrs. Lincoln lived out her life struggling with affliction and tragedy. With wit and heartbreak, seasoned with abiding love for her husband and her children, Mrs. Lincoln reveals the passionate humanity of a misunderstood woman. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public.
Thursday, August 25, 11am - Nine to Ninety Film Viewing
What does it take to live, love and die with dignity and grace in the modern age? Sign up at the front desk.
Tuesday, September 6, 1pm - Book Discussion Group
We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month’s selection will be available at the same time. You must sign up one month in advance to get and read your copy of the book. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more information, call Diane at 536-1204
Tuesday, September 13, 10:30am - Camera Class
Louise Supple will be here to help you learn how to use the camera on your cell phone or your traditional camera. Sign up at front desk.
Mondays, 9am - Wood Carving Class
Beginners are welcome. Bring your own tools or come by and see what it's all about.
Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists
Thursdays, 9am - Crazy Quilting Class
Knitters and crocheters welcome. 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.
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Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art ExhibitsMemorial Day through Columbus Day, Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm
69 Maple Street (Route 113N), Center Sandwich (603) 284-7728
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery exhibits art in all media by leading contemporary artists. The Gallery shows an eclectic collection of figurative and abstract work that focuses on originality and innovation. Located in a large barn built in 1825, the ample space provides an excellent venue for two and three dimensional work. To learn more, visit the website.
Art consulting is available year round, and work, though not on exhibit during winter months, is also available year round.
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Cynthia Robinson, Gallery Director
Mike Heitz, Administrative Assistant
Karl Drerup Art Gallery & Silver Center Exhibits & EventsKarl Drerup Art Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Saturday, 1-4pm. Closed for the Summer, by appointment
Silver Center for the Arts Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-6pm (and during performances)
Plymouth State University, Plymouth (603) 535-2614
A vibrant center of art, visual culture and new media, the Karl Drerup Gallery (KDAG) is located on the first floor of the Draper & Maynard Building. Exhibitions range from traditional shows to contemporary trends. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. For Gallery and exhibition information, contact Cynthia Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibiting through September 30 at Silver Center - The Community Photo Club: New Hampshire Architecture in Black and White
This themed photography exhibit is organized and presented in partnership with The Community Photo Club, a fellowship of area photographers at all levels of development meeting with the express intent of improving their skills and broadening their understanding of the art of taking pictures. Along with the theme-based photographs, there will be individual displays by each photographer.
Tuesday, September 6, 4pm - Opening Reception (with welcome remarks): PSU Art Faculty Exhibit
Through October 7 at Karl Drerup - PSU Art Faculty Exhibit: Roots and Growth
Wednesday, September 14, 5pm - Art Faculty Meet & Greet, followed by Jammin’ At Karl’s
Tuesday, September 20, 5pm - Gallery Talk #1, with Phil Lonergan & Mike Heffernan
Wednesday, September 21, 5pm - Gallery Talk #2, with Scott Bulger & Kimberly Ritchie
Tuesday, September 27, 5pm - Gallery Talk #3, with Jong-Yoon Kim & Tom Driscoll
Saturday, October 1, 9am - Plymouth Fall Art Show on the Common
Wednesday, October 5, 4pm - Walkabout Wednesday, with Jammin’ at Karl’s at 5pm
Upcoming Exhibits & Events:
For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Judy Landry at (603) 726-3081
Campton Historical Society Programs and EventsThursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 NH Route 175, Campton (603) 536-5140
The building (1 mile north of Blair Bridge Road, Exit 27 off I-93) is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public, with refreshments usually served. Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December.
Monday, September 19, 7pm - F. Schuyler Mathews and Other Local Historic Notables
This presentation will portray five notable folks from years past (including F. Schuyler Mathews of Campton fame): a grassroots scientist from Meredith, The “Birdman of Campton”, the unlikely founder of our first zoo, a Squam Lake visionary, and a Sandwich organizer. Presenter Dan Heyduk, Ph.D. is an anthropologist and historian who lived with native people of Mexico and Bolivia and did archaeology in Ecuador. He writes the “Passing Time” local history column in the Meredith News, is a board member of the Meredith Historical Society, and is the author of the book "Meredith Chronicles" about Meredith history.
December 4 - Community Holiday Concert and Cookie Swap
Corner House Inn Storytelling Dinners22 Main Street (junction Routes 109 & 113), Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
Thursdays, 6:30pm - Storytelling Dinners are held from the Thursday before Halloween, and continues every Thursday evening (except holidays) through the end of May. Storytelling begins after dessert and coffee are served. For reservations and more information, call or email Don Brown at Corner House Inn.
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Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State UniversityMonday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 11am-4pm (closed PSU holidays & closings)
Plymouth State University
34 Highland Street, Plymouth (603) 535-3210
The Museum of the White Mountains preserves and promotes the history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provide unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving students, researchers and the public. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours (handicap accessible). Please call Libby Griffiths or email her at email@example.com to discuss and schedule group visits.
Exhibiting through October 7 - Taking the Lead: Women and the White Mountains
In the nineteenth century, female tourists opened up and popularized trails, explored the natural world, and wrote of the beauty, challenges, and discoveries they found in the mountains. In the twentieth century, women connected the White Mountain region to the larger world, while pushing the limits society imposed on them. Using art, letters, maps, clothing and photographs, “Taking the Lead” explores the role women played and continue to play in shaping and popularizing the region.
Wednesday, September 21, 4pm - Mountain Summers: Tales of Hiking and Exploration in the White Mountains from 1878 to 1886
What was it like to visit the White Mountains in the late 1800s, and what did the women visitors do when they came here? Mountain Summers, a collection of letters and diaries from 1878-1886, reveals the personal and adventurous experiences of four fascinating women visiting and exploring the region. They did not just sit on the porch of the hotels. Instead, they worked on developing new trails, collecting plant specimens, and discovering new places. Their endeavors took them deep into the woods, through the krummholz, and up onto the summits where they would often spend hours recording details about their climbs and the resultant views. Come hear their adventures from the firsthand accounts preserved in this rare collection.
Thursday, September 22, 9:30am - Techniques of the 19th Century White Mountain Painters
Lauren Sansaricq, an artist working in the Hudson River School style will explore the 19th century White Mountain artist’s approach to painting. From small Plein Air sketches to the final glazing on a large studio picture, she will discuss the typical process of artists such as John Fredrick Kensett, Ann Sophia Towne Darrah and Benjamin Champney.
Wednesday, September 28, 6:30pm - She’s the Top Dog: Stories of Women and Their Dog Teams
Bob Cottrell, Curator of both the Nella Braddy Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library and the Conway Historical Society, will discuss the critical role played by women racers, breeders, historians, sled makers, Olympians, and promoters in the sport of sled dog racing. Some of the women to be featured include Clara Enebuske, Caryl Peabody, Edna Ricker, Kate Sleeper, Florence Clark, Eva Brunelle Seeley, Karen Jones, Marjory Gane Harkness, Julia Lombard and Nancy Cowan. Around 7pm, Sally Manikian, current musher and owner of Shady Pines Sleddogs will discuss the sport and female mushers today.
Wednesday, October 5, 11:15am - Snow Bound: The Making of an Artist’s Book, by Laurie Whitehill
In September of 1915, the artist’s grandparents, and a few other hikers, were stranded by a severe storm in the newly opened Lake-of-the-Clouds hut, located just below the summit of Mt. Washington. Enduring bitter cold, scant food and no way to communicate with the outside world, they were trapped for 5 days. This book retells their survival story, with a focus on the female perspective of her grandmother. The artist will give a presentation on the making of her book, with anecdotes and visuals from her research and writing, the creation and hand printing of the illustrations and text, and the final hand binding of a small edition. A copy of this book resides in the collections of the museum. Free
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Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & EventsBristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395
Serving communities of Bristol, Alexandria, Bridgewater, Hebron and Groton
Alternate Tuesdays, 9am - Craft Group
First & third Tuesdays of each month
Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-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
Upper Valley Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon (603) 448-4213
Serving the communities of Lebanon, West Lebanon, Hanover, Plainfield, Enfield, Etna and Lyme. The Upper Valley Senior Center
is available for rent, with a large kitchen space, parking and handicap accessible. Great for family events and as a large meeting
space. Contact Jill Vahey at the Center.
Friday, August 12, 12noon - Folk Music with Shannon Harrington & Cliff Pollard
Thursday, August 18, 6pm - A Woman That Keeps Good Orders: Women, Tavern Keeping and Public Approval
Government regulations, licensing, handling drunks, controlling the flow of information - why would the Colonial-era government allow women to run a tavern? When her husband died in 1736, Ann Jose Harvey became the owner of a prominent Portsmouth tavern and sole guardian of seven small children. For at least twenty years, Harvey ran the increasingly prosperous establishment. Using documents related to Harvey’s venue, Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Plymouth State University, explores the world of female tavern keepers. A tavern was potentially the most disruptive spot in town. Why would a woman want to keep one? A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served; doors open at 5pm.
Tuesday, August 23, 11:30am - Birthday Social, with Roger Tatro
Tuesdays, restarting in September, 1pm - Line Dancing
Alternate Wednesdays, restarting in September, 1pm - Craft Time
Join Judy every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. She will have a project or two for you to create.
Thursdays, 9am OR 1pm - Senior Art Class
Held at AVA Gallery and Art Center (11 Bank Street, Lebanon). No art experience required; all materials are provided. Transportation available for morning class and afternoon drop off through Upper Valley Senior Center. Enroll at AVA Gallery: 448-3117
Select Fridays, 10am - Suite Notes Recorder Group
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