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April 28 - May 12
COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artists exhibiting at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC). Francine Bigney is the artist of the month at the ISHC and Leo Mailhot is the artist of the month at the UCVH. Steve Bissonnette is the artist of the month at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. The artist of the month is a collaborative effort of CRAG and the Tillotson Center.

Additionally, CRAG members display at Fiddleheads in Colebrook, featuring a themed art exhibit each month. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or

Thursday, February 19, 4pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, April 15 & 29 and May 13, 6pm - Berlin Community Mural Project
Funded by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, The Berlin Mural Project is a creation of a 10'x20' exterior mural which will be composed of 200 individual 12"x12" panels painted by members of the community at meetings, functions and outdoor markets during 2015. WREN is looking for sponsors, donations and volunteers to build, design and create a community mural project event to be unveiled Thursday, August 20 at the Local Works Berlin Farmers Market on the wall of the Market at 112 Pleasant Street. If you are interested in being part of this project coordinated by Laura Jamison and select local artists, please contact lauralocalworks@ or call (603) 723-1004.

Thursday & Friday, April 23 & 24, 6pm - 3D Sculpture Old School, with Andre Belanger (Sculptor, Painter & Sign Maker)
Explore the process of combining random bits of parts, model kit parts, toys, wood, and missing game pieces to form an interesting sculptural arrangement. With a step-by-step process and the help of Andre’s experience in 3D sculpture, you will be able to take home a unique work of art. Design basics will be taught and explained for your overall art knowledge and to help in building the sculptural works in this course. All materials will be provided; if you have toy pieces at home you may want to use, please bring them. This workshop is open to ages 7-99. At least one adult should accompany each child under age 12, and encouragement is required.

Every other Wednesday, through June 17, 6pm - RAW ART, with Laurie Jean Kramer of StudioWorks Art School
Express yourself with art, emotion, and a wide range of tools to share a feeling, a song, or a moment in a creative space with friends. Prompt words, themes, music, and materials will be given for creative direction and exploration.

Every other Saturday, through July 11, 10:30am - WINGS, with Laurie J Houle
WINGS emphasizes the arts as a pathway towards self-knowledge and creativity. Through this program we share the richness of WREN with local children. Girls and boys, ages 7-14, are invited to take part in workshops and adventures. Register for one or all; drop-ins welcome.
April 25 - Air Dry Clay
May 9 - Collage
May 23 - Watercolors
June 6 - Sun Printing
June 20 - Chalk & Oil Pastels
July 11 - Mixed Media

Thursday & Friday, April 30 & May 1, 6pm - Sign Making, with Andre Belanger (Sculptor, Painter & Sign Maker)
Learn all you need to know about design, fabrication and hand painting of an A-frame hinged chalkboard sign, or two separate signs with a business name and a “Specials” chalkboard. Class will be designed for Farmers Market vendors or local small businesses, but could be used for home purposes such as for an address, camp name or quote. Please get your own brush at your local art supply store.

Saturday, May 2, 10am-4pm - Spring Rejuvenation & Awakening Holistic, Psychic & Craft Fair
There will be mediums, tarot card readers, healers, aura photographer, crafters, artists and more. Contact Eric Breault at for more information. Nominal admission at the door.

Saturday, May 2, 6pm - Intermediate Soapmaking
Students who have previously completed Soapmaking 101 may now sign up to learn more about layering and swirling colorful soap in this intermediate class. Jill Carter, of Mt. Washington Valley Soap, will instruct you and demonstrate one soap layering and one soap swirling technique. Then you will practice what you have learned to make the two designs yourself and take your soap home with you at the end of the class. Participants must bring safety goggles and rubber gloves; wear long sleeves, long pants, socks and an apron. Ages 18 and over (because of lye). Registration limited to 8 participants; must pre-pay to save spot; no refunds.

Wednesdays, May 6 & June 3, 6pm - Fiber Arts Work Night, with Carol Walker of the Doll Dreamer
A non-traditional fiber arts group who enjoy creating in the company of other crafters. Besides knitting and crocheting, we embroider, tat, needlepoint, braid rugs, spin, make dolls, macramé, cross stitch and more. Whether you are a beginner or master, or are just interested in learning a craft, come check us out. Join our Facebook page, “Not your Mama’s Knitting Group.” Non-members welcome; free for WREN members. Every first Wednesday of the month.

Thursday, June 25, 3-7pm – Berlin Community Mural Project Kickoff
Funded by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts, The Berlin Mural Project is the creation of a 10'x20' exterior mural which will be composed of 200 individual 1-foot square panels painted by members of the community at meetings, functions and outdoor markets during 2015.

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

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

Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119

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

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

Wednesdays, 6pm - International Dinner & Adventure Series
Weekly dinner series of international cuisine, follows with an inspiring presentation. The family-style dinner features four courses and beverages. The after dinner program is a cultural and inspirational adventure presented by local and regional guides, explorers and travelers. Dinner is at 6pm, the program follows dinner. Reservations are recommended. Group rates for parties of 5 or more are available.
February 25 - Exploring the Portuguese Island of Madeira with Theo and Melanie Stibbons
Cuisine of Madeira
March 4 - The Natural History of St. Maarten with Larry Spencer
Cuisine of St. Maarten
March 11 - The Inca Empire- One Century of Tribal Dominion and Sacred Citadels with Larry Garland
Cuisine of Peru
March 18 - The Emerald Isle with Dennis Crean
Cuisine of Ireland
March 25 - Island Hopping- Trekking in Scotland and Iceland with Sue Rose
Cuisine of Iceland

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

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290 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581

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

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

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

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

Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets available in advance (at the Center's office or online) or at the door the night of the performance. Loyalty cards available.

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

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

Exhibiting through June - Tim Sappington's Northern Spirit
Northern Spirit is an exhibition of various medium that are, in one way or another, inspired by the mountains, seacoast, forests, light or the very atmosphere found in northern New England. The main hall is filled with a breath-taking display of oil on canvas, watercolor on paper, wood and paint, fiber optics, LED lighting and ceramic sculpture.

Please join St. Kieran’s for these upcoming events:

Sunday, May 17, 2pm - William Ögmundson, Composer/Pianist
William Ögmundson is an Emmy Award nominated composer and professional pianist who resides in New England. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe - most notably at the Vatican and Notre Dame de Paris - and his original compositions have been performed worldwide. Well-known throughout New England, William is generally acknowledged to be one of the finest pianists in the area. He has built a career around piano performance, while also making a name for himself as a composer and lyricist.

Sunday, May 24, 2pm - Hiroya Tsukomoto, Eclectic Guitarist

Sunday, June 7, 2pm - Two Old Friends, Irish Folk Music

Events at Gorham's Medallion Opera House & Town Happenings
Gorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322 x3

Wednesday, April 29, 7pm - Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor?
We all think we know the story of Benedict Arnold, the American Revolutionary War general who fought for the Continental Army but then defected to the British. Recalled mainly as a traitor for his 1780 defection, Arnold had risked his life and fortune for American freedom in courageous exploits between 1775 and 1778, when the dream of independence was at its most fragile. As an officer in the Continental Army, Arnold ably led American forces in desperate circumstances - against impossible odds, in a blinding snowstorm, through a howling wilderness, and against the extraordinary might of the Royal Navy. George Morrison will take you on a journey through New England, Canada and New York tracing the complex story of this infamous American icon. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. At Gorham Public Library, 35 Railroad Street. Contact: Elizabeth Thompson, 466-252.

Tuesday, May 5, 7pm - Jocelyn's ABC: Alphabet Broadway Cabaret
Musical theater dynamo Jocelyn Duford presents her Alphabet Broadway Cabaret, with one musical theater song for each letter of the alphabet, for one night only. The solo performance includes music from well-known shows like Peter Pan, Gypsy and Nine as well as lesser-known gems, from the jazzy See What I Wanna See to shows as varied as She Loves Me, Little Me, Bring It On and The Goodbye Girl. Jocelyn will be accompanied by pianist Jamie Feinberg of Franconia. The hilarious Duford’s powerhouse voice and personality will be thoroughly showcased through a dynamic range of selections. With the help of some simple props and costumes, she’ll play everything from the perpetually engaged Adelaide of Guys and Dolls to a cranky, jaded third grade teacher from Ruthless! to an evil but adorable cheerleader from Bring It On and the iconic stage mother Rose of Gypsy. Please note that this show is recommended for ages 12 & up. Tickets are available in advance online or at the door.

Wednesday, May 20, 7pm - Discovering New England Stone Walls
Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. At Gorham Public Library, 35 Railroad Street. Contact: Elizabeth Thompson, 466-252.

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

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

HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)

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

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

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

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

Mondays, April 20 & May 18, 1pm - Pampered Chicks
We will be making homemade soap

Tuesday, April 21, 11am - Annual 4H Fashion Show

Thursdays, April 23 & May 14, 9:30am - Designers' Place: Floral Arranging, with Jane (all supplies provided)

Friday, April 24, 12:30pm - Photography Class: Macro
Join our resident photographer, Paul Anderson. Sign up at the Front Desk

Mondays, April 27 & May 11, 12:45pm - Sign Language Class, with Scott & Claire Gurney
Come learn this beautiful language and have fun in the process. Sign up at the Front Desk

Tuesday, May 12, 9-11am - Mother’s Day Brunch
Bruce Stevens will entertain us on the piano from 9:30-10:30am. Men are invited too.

Tuesday, May 12, 1pm - Jewelry Making Class, with Eileen

Friday, May 15, 12:30pm - Computer Class: Office, with Paul Anderson

Thursday, May 21, 9:30am - Card Making, with Jeannie McKay

Friday, May 22, 12:30pm - Photography Class: Better Photos
Join our resident photographer, Paul Anderson. Sign up at the Front Desk

Tuesday, May 26, 1pm - Join Eileen for Crafts
This month we are making “Altered Books”. These can be used to journal or keep special memories/photos in.

Saturday, June 6 - Horse Meadow Senior Center Annual Fundraising Yard Sale
We are looking for volunteers for both Friday & Saturday. Donations now being accepted; call the Center if you need items picked up.

Mondays, 10:30am - Scrapbooking, with Eileen
Bring 6-8 photos, your adhesive of choice (glue stick or tape), and scissors. If you have your own supplies & album, feel free to bring them.

Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music

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

Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group

Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb

Thursdays, 12:45pm - Line Dancing with, Paul Williams

Fridays, 1pm - Garden Club, with Eileen
Come on in and get your hands dirty. We will be planning our own beds and planting herbs for Horse Meadow’s kitchen.

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

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

North Country Chorus Spring Concerts
Saturday, May 2, 7:30pm
Bradford Congregational Church
Bradford, VT

North Country Chorus are joined by the St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltones and the St. Johnsbury School Chorus, presenting "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff and several short works. With a deliberately simplified style, characterized by its rhythmic energy and repetition of short melodic phrases, the cantata immediately appealed to the public and has remained a favorite ever since. The text of Carmina Burana is from a large collection of secular poems of the 12th and 13th centuries. Apart from some poems that are morally uplifting, most are bawdy student songs celebrating such un-monklike earthly delights as drinking, gambling, dancing and lovemaking.

Tickets are available in advance from or at the door. Visit the website for more details on the Chorus and its activities.

Also performing the Spring Concert on Friday, May 1, 7:30pm at First Congregational Church, Littleton and on Sunday, May 3, 3pm at the South Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury, VT


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

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

All programs held on Thursdays at 7pm, unless otherwise noted. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs.
Call for confirmation of dates and topics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584

The Colonel Town Players of Lancaster
Lancaster 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.

Fridays & Saturdays, May 1, 2, 8 & 9, 7pm and Sunday, May 3 & Saturday, May 9, 1pm - Arsenic and Old Lace
The classic Joseph Kesselring black comedy farce about the dear, old, murderous Aunties Brewster, their three nephews: crazy Teddy, sincere (?) Mortimer and fiancee Elaine (?), and murderous Jonathan and sidekick, Dr. Einstein. The comedy centers around who will find out what when about which dead bodies; slapstick timing; a possible marriage; which policeman will figure things out; and just who will make it through the play. Audiences have laughed themselves to tears at this show. Tickets at the door, and the house opens one half-hour before curtain.

Rob Burbank, Director of Media and Public Affairs
(603) 466-8155

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

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

AMC Kicks Off White Mountain “Artist-in Residence” Program
Recalling the celebrated 19th-century tradition of White Mountain “plein air” painting, the AMC is bringing back the Artist-in-Residence program to the historic Crawford Notch location of its Highland Center Lodge. Starting this fall, two New England artists will be the first to walk in the footsteps of Frank Henry Shapleigh, the famed White Mountain School of Art landscape painter who once resided at the former site of the Crawford House grand hotel. The AMC has since restored the original Shapleigh Studio, which was built in 1880 and is now listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. Much like in Shapleigh’s heyday, Crawford Notch’s newest Artists-in-Residence will share their creative talents with the Highland Center Lodge’s guests and visitors. In addition to offering a number of free activities, such as talks, demos, and exploratory hikes, the artists will also host multi-day workshops during their extended stays. This fall’s Artist-in-Residence program will focus on the art of “plein air” outdoor landscape painting, inspired by the early works of the White Mountain School of Art. Visit AMC’s Fall Guide for full details and to register for upcoming Artist-in-Residence workshops:

LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251

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

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

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

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

The Library is selling Lincoln afghans, available only at the Lincoln Public Library. The afghans feature scenes of historic Lincoln, are 50" x 60", made in the USA, and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out. Artist on Exhibit

Wednesday, April 29, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Free, on the last Wednesday of each month. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire to the film showing.

Thursday, April 30, 6:30pm - Brian Hikes Home
Brian Fersch thru-hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail in 2014 from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine, a journey of over 2185 miles. Though filled with physical and mental challenges at every turn hiking the Appalachian Trail is much more a lesson in discovering the natural world, friendship, acceptance and humanity. Brian will provide a brief overview of the Trail, share some great photos, and discuss these lessons and stories. Additionally, if you have any burning questions on long distance backpacking (thru-hiking), Brian would be thrilled to answer them. Free and open to all.

Mondays, 3-5pm - LEGO Club
Preregister for this event. 6-12 year olds

Wednesdays, 4-5pm - Italian Study group
This group is open to all that would like to learn a language.

Fridays, 11am - Storytime
We will read stories, do a craft and enjoy each other's company. This program is free and open to all.

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

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

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

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

Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website

Mailing list sign up (for activities):

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

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

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

Sunday, April 19, 4pm - Second Annual Non-Denominational Holocaust Remembrance Service
To honor man’s triumph over darkness, the program is a community-wide non-denominational gathering of remembrance, hope and light. We welcome your participation as we move forward in community and unity, using our past to build our future. Open to the public. For more information contact Martin Kessel at

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

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

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

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

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.

Saturday, April 18, 9am-12:30pm - Beadweaving: The Un-Spiral Bracelet
This elegant bracelet is constructed using a flat, non-spiraling version of the spiral rope technique. In this class with Deb Fairchild, you will learn the technique basics and get some ideas for stunning variations. The Un-Spiral is an ideal introduction to beadweaving.

Saturday, April 18, 9am-5pm - Basket-making, with Ray Lagasse
Choose from an assortment of Ray's wonderful baskets, including Pack Basket, Market Basket, Double Pie Basket and Laundry Basket. Adult

Saturday, April 18, 1-4:30pm - Beadweaving: Dutch Spiral Bracelet
This tubular technique is beautiful and surprising…combining traditional peyote technique with openwork. In this class with Deb Fairchild, you will learn the secrets of the Dutch spiral and learn how to combine a variety of bead sizes to create the contours that add depth and interest to your beadweaving designs. Previous beadweaving experience is helpful but not required.

Tuesday, April 21, 9-11:30am - Kids 2D & 3D Cupcakes, with Nicole Knowlton
In the first part of this class students will learn how to draw, paint and decorate a cupcake. In the second part students will then bring their drawings to life. Using clay techniques such as pinch pots, coils and slabs students will make a 3D version of their cupcake.

Wednesday, April 22, 9-11:30am - Kids 2D & 3D Owl, with Nicole Knowlton
In the first part of this class students will learn how to draw, paint and decorate an owl. In the second part students will then bring their drawings to life. Using clay techniques such as slabs and texturing, students will make a 3D version of their owl that can be hung up.

Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26, 10am-4pm - Ice Resin, with Maria Gross
In this introductory workshop you will be using Ice Resin, a crystal clear jeweler's grade 2-part resin. The workshop will allow you time to explore its properties and go home with a finished piece of your choice. Instructor will provide the Ice Resin, a wide variety of materials and some copper sheet and tubing. No soldering experience is necessary.

Thursdays, through April 30, 9am-12noon OR 1-4pm - Watercolor
Debbie Aldrich is an award-winning water colorist who will inspire students to express the art in their lives. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Any level is welcome. Ages teen-adult. Also offered May 7-28, 9am-12noon

Mondays, April 27-May 18, 4-6pm - Drawing From Nature, with Denise Crowley
Students will explore mark making with Pen and Ink using found objects from nature. We'll begin with a discussion of materials and exercises to become familiar with many techniques including line, stipple and crosshatching. Then we'll move on to create shape, dimension and texture using these techniques with our found objects for inspiration. Later on, we'll introduce ink washes and maybe even some color. This class is a beginner class, but some drawing experience is preferred.

Mondays, May 4-June 8, 2:30-5pm - Handbuilding, with Maria Neal
Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Whether it is working with slabs to create mugs, bowls or boxes or learning coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms, Maria's creativity is sure to build upon your love of clay to create fun and fabulous pieces. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students. Also offered June 29-August 3.

Tuesdays OR Thursdays, May 5-June 11, 6-9pm OR Wednesdays, May 6-June 10, 9am-12noon - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to teen-adult students with any level of clay experience.

Wednesdays, May 6-June 10, 6-9pm - Guided Open Session, with Lucy Golden
Learn new techniques while working on your own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting, soldering or enameling. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Materials available for purchase. Also offered with Jean Matray, Thursdays, July 2-August 6, 6-9pm

Thursdays, May 7-June 11, 6-9pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Jean Matray
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.

Saturday, May 9, 10am-4pm - Beaded Egyptian Collar Necklace, with Kathy Hoffer
In this class students will learn how to bead a monochrome collar necklace using 3 different size beads of one color. Each bead size will be a different shade of your color choice. When registering please inform.

Friday, May 15, 6-9pm - Felted Flowers, with Beth Harwood
Learn how to turn dyed wool into beautiful and unique felted flowers. Make a pin for your spring jacket, backpack or a cool hair piece.

Saturday & Sunday, May 16 & 17, 10am-4pm - Forge, Taper, Twist - Metal As A Line
This workshop with Paulette Werger focuses on the use of simple tools and techniques to create a variety of jewelry pieces. Learn to forge, taper, twist and solder to create sinuous linear elements in silver that can be transformed into elegant pieces of finished jewelry. Tapered rings, forged bangle bracelets, twisted wire cuffs and more will be demonstrated and discussed. Students should bring: basic jewelry hand tools and a sketchbook to class. Knowledge of soldering and annealing is helpful. Paulette will provide appropriate gauge wire in argentium, sterling and copper for sale directly to students.

Mondays, 6-8pm & Wednesdays, 6-7pm, May 18-June 29 - Digital Photography 101, with Meg Brown
Have a fancy new DSLR you've been wanting to figure out? Interested in learning more than how to click a button? This is the perfect class for beginners looking to dive deeper into the artistic side of photography. We will cover the exposure triangle, white balance, basic composition, and photo editing. This course consists of two sessions a week: a 2-hour class at The Littleton Studio School and a 1-hour photo shoot lab, locations to be determined.
Materials: DSLR (Canon Rebel T3i recommended), Laptop with Adobe Lightroom (30 Day Free Trial Available) or PicMonkey (Free), and a Facebook account.
*We will not have class on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Additionally, there will be no photo shoot that week either.

Sunday, May 31, 10am-4pm - Enameling: Color Play, with Lucy Golden
Enameling is the age-old art of fusing colorful glass to metal. In this one-day workshop, beginning and ongoing students will be introduced to techniques of sifting, using stencils, and sgraffito, among others. Exciting colors of enamel are available. Millefiori beads, silver wire and foil can be added as accents. Students will have at least one finished piece by the end of the day.

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

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

North Country Chorus Spring Concerts
Friday, May 1, 7:30pm - First Congregational Church, Littleton
Sunday, May 3, 3pm - South Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury, VT

North Country Chorus are joined by the St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltones and the St. Johnsbury School Chorus, presenting "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff and several short works. With a deliberately simplified style, characterized by its rhythmic energy and repetition of short melodic phrases, the cantata immediately appealed to the public and has remained a favorite ever since. The text of Carmina Burana is from a large collection of secular poems of the 12th and 13th centuries. Apart from some poems that are morally uplifting, most are bawdy student songs celebrating such un-monklike earthly delights as drinking, gambling, dancing and lovemaking.

Tickets are available in advance from or at the door. Visit the website for more details on the Chorus and its activities.

Also performing the Spring Concert on Saturday, May 2, 7:30pm at Bradford Congregational Church in Bradford, Vermont.

Events & Films at The Colonial Theatre
2050 Main Street, Bethlehem (603) 869-3422

On The New Hampshire list of historic places , the Colonial Theatre presents nationally acclaimed artists in an intimate theatre setting, independent and world cinema, quality family entertainment and community events to residents and visitors to The White Mountains. The Friends of The Colonial sees as part of its mission the enhancement of the quality of life for all area residents. As such, The Colonial encourages the use of the Theatre by other community non-profits for fundraising, enrichment and outreach, and offers the Theatre on a negotiable sliding scale.

Show your support today - membership benefits include: Discounts on all movie and Live! at The Colonial event tickets, preferred ticketing & no additional processing fees on Live! tickets, free tickets for frequent movie attendance, member prices for accompanying guests, ticket discounts at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, VT and St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, Berlin, and a free membership ice cream cone.

Beginning May 1 - Expanded Movie Showtimes
Friday & Saturday, 7pm & 9:15pm; Sunday, 2:30pm & 7:30pm; Monday & Tuesday, 7:30pm; Wednesday, 5:30pm (2 for 1 Buddy Night)

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Thursday, April 30, 8pm - Richard Thompson, solo
Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world's most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson's music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others.

Friday, May 15, 8pm - An Evening with Leo Kottke
Fast and technically proficient, acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke is widely known for his innovative fingerpicking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz and folk music. A two-time Grammy nominee, Kottke has recorded over 40 albums in a career that's spanned more than 40 years. In concert, Kottke mixes his dry sense of humor with jaw-dropping instrumental selections from his storied career, playing solo on his signature 6 and 12-string guitars.

Saturday, May 30, 8pm - Caravan of Thieves
Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It's theatrical and humorous. It's musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs.

Saturday, June 6, 8pm - An Evening with Gaelic Storm
Gaelic Storm - the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band - is dishing up a hearty serving of Full Irish. Gaelic Storm has straddled the line between tradition and innovation for nearly two decades. The group infuses traditional Celtic music with modern influences, updating the genre for a new generation of fans raised on rock, country and folk.

Saturday, June 20, 8pm - Red Molly
Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Weaving together the threads of American music-from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk — as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies.

Friday, July 3, 8pm - Novalima
This energetic 8-piece Latin Grammy nominated band from Peru incorporate a wide range of cultural influences into its upbeat music bringing in influences from its musical cousins reggae, dub, salsa, hip-hop, Afrobeat and Cuban son. The result is a revolutionary and modern approach to traditional Afro-Peruvian music and a powerful and inspiring live show. Get your groove on this Fourth of July weekend with The Colonial and don't forget your dancing shoes. No reserved seats for this show; tickets available to members only through April 17.

Friday, July 10, 8pm - The Wood Brothers
From early in their childhood, Chris and Oliver were steeped in American roots music.

Saturday, August 15, 8pm - Ljova & the Kontraband, with the North Country Chamber Players
Bringing together influences from classical, klezmer, tango, jazz and Gypsy music, nobody does it quite like this. Music that evokes forgotten memories of things you think you've heard before but haven't, while dreaming of Bartok and Piazzolla trundling through an early-morning Hungarian mist in a three-legged race to the village dance at the end of time. High-quality musicianship this entertaining is a joy to experience.
North Country Chamber Players is a group of world-class musicians from major orchestras and musical institutions across the US, delighting White Mountain audiences with the gift of outstanding performances, innovative collaborations, and creative community and educational outreach.
This concert is the center piece of a weekend of activities presented by the North Country Chamber Players, The Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation and The Colonial Theatre. For more information about this and other White Mountain cultural events visit and Tickets available to members only through April 17.

Friday, September 4, 8pm - Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
A potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have risen to acclaim with their energetic mix of old-school reggae, funky African grooves, and deep tribal chants. Founded in a refugee camp in Guinea, this band has matured into one of Africa's top touring and recording bands. Tickets available to members only through April 17.

Saturday, September 12, 8pm - Shemekia Copeland
Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.

WREN Local Works & the Gallery at WREN
Daily, 10am-5pm
2011 Main Street & 22 Park Avenue, Bethlehem (603)
869-3100 or 869-9736

Dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods, the Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network's mission is to inspire, create and connect through economic, educational, personal and community development. Along with presenting 2 open-call member shows (in April & December), The Gallery at WREN presents 10 curated shows each year. The Gallery opens a new exhibit every First Friday of the month from 5-7pm, free and open to the public. These “meet the artist” opening receptions are a great way for the community to connect with artists, and for artists to network with each other as well as with potential buyers.
Exhibiting in May - Kristine Lingle and Dayna Talbot

WREN Local Works Gallery exhibiting at Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods
Join us at the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel for a new series of artist talks and demonstrations featuring artists of WREN. Artist talks are a great informal way for people to learn more about an artist’s creative process and the unique stories behind their work. This event is part of ART MATTERS, a new initiative from the Gallery at WREN, in partnership with the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. Free and open to the public; refreshments provided.

Exhibiting through Monday, April 27 - Annual WREN Member Spring Show: Collaboration
WREN was founded on the belief that when we join forces, what we make possible is exponentially greater than what we could ever do on our own. This exhibit of works is a celebration of what happens when we work together. Every piece in the show represents the work of at least two WREN member artists. Some pieces are created by artists working together in the same medium, and other pieces are combined efforts of artists working across disciplines. Also, fifteen artists improvised together on a large canvas, producing a giant wildly colored mixed media canvas, measuring 4’x8’. The painting, titled “WREN-Shed” will be on display as part of the show. If it sells, proceeds will go towards materials and installation off a new community mural in Bethlehem this summer. For more information, contact Katherine Ferrier, Gallery Coordinator at

Thursday, May 7, 12noon - WRENegades Asian Cooking Class at the Mulburn Inn (Bethlehem)
Join WREN’s lively group of seniors as they take on the world each month. Newcomers of all ages are welcome. For details, contact

Tuesday, May 12, 6pm - Write Night in the Gallery
Once a month (usually), we gather in the Gallery at WREN in Bethlehem to contemplate the new exhibit and invite the works of art to open doorways into writing. Gallery Coordinator and poet Katherine Ferrier leads writers of all abilities in short writing explorations, using visual art as an inspirational springboard. We simultaneously use the artwork to generate possibilities for writing, and invite our writing to open surprising conversations about art. Each session will include time for contemplation, writing, and discussion. Participants will have the option of sharing their work at the end of each session. Open to writers of all genres and levels. Drop-ins are welcome.

Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & Events
Fridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend to last weekend in October, 1-4pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000

Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain, and iron furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school. Browse the new exhibit Readin' Ritin' Rithmetic: From the One Room School Houses of Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill to Our Present Day Regional Schools. The exhibit includes pictures of schools and children from Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill. In the 1860s there were more than a dozen schools in the three towns. Research traces the change from these schools to the current Lafayette Regional School and Profile Junior-Senior High School, serving the three towns and more.

The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. The Museum can be open by request at the Museum or Chamber of Commerce Booth at Franconia Town Hall. There is no admittance fee although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.

Saturday, February 14, 10am-4pm - Franconia Skating Party and Book Sale
The Franconia Heritage Museum is hosting its annual Skating Party at the Franconia Town Rink (behind the Abbie Greenleaf Library) from 12noon-4pm, with music to skate by. The outdoor skating rink is refurbished and has a nice warming hut. Hot cocoa and cookies will be provided. Skates may be rented at the Franconia Sports Shop on Main Street in Franconia. The Friends of the Abbie Greenleaf Public Library will be holding a book sale on the same day from 10am-2pm, a major fund raiser for the Library. Sponsored by Franconia Heritage Museum and Abbie Greenleaf Library (823-8424 or

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

Check website for full listing of activities.
Do you need a comfortable area for your card group to meet? Do you host a ladies' afternoon in your home but your living room is getting too crowded? The Senior Center has many afternoons that are open for drop-in style socializing. Call for details.

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

Tuesdays, April 21 and May 5 & 19, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye

Friday, April 24, 11am - Music with Wayne
It’s always a pleasure to host our favorite saxophone player and singer.

Wednesdays, April 22 and May 13 & 27, 1pm - Knitters Group
Second and fourth Wednesday each month (usually)

Tuesday, April 28, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "Angela’s Ashes" by Frank McCourt

Thursday, April 30, 1pm - Wildlife Encounter Program
This year we will be welcoming an Arctic Fox, a Wallaby, a giant tortoise, a monitor lizard, a mini pig, and a pygmy goat. Thanks to our neighbors at Riverglen House for their generous donation to help sponsor this program.

Friday, May 1, 1pm - Poet Laureate of the White Mountains Region Workshop
Easter M. Leiper will conduct a writing and poetry workshop. Esther has published several books, including "Win Poetry Contests." Esther has won over 1500 contests, has published many poems, and has written for an international magazine. Please sign up at the front desk.

Thursday, May 7 - Birthday Dinner
Join us for fun and music, birthday cake and ice cream. First Thursday of every month.

Friday, May 8, 8am-4pm - Mother's Day Art Show
The Center is hosting an art show to celebrate Mothers Day. The show will include local artists with some work for sale and others just to be displayed. The art show will be all day . Join us for this wonderful showcase of our local talent.

Friday, May 8 - Mother's Day Dinner & Concert
There are gifts for the women as well as a great concert right after lunch with Eric Kukler. Eric is a local talent who has a nice variety of music for your listening enjoyment.

Tuesday, May 12, 1pm - Free Tangle Art Workshop, with Louann
Come experience “Yoga for the Mind.” No previous experience or skill needed, just the desire to relax and draw. Sign up at the front desk.

Thursday, May 14, 1:15pm - Lunch and Learn Series: Seasonal Aromatherapy, with Kate Kelly
Kate offers suggestions for home and garden. Please bring an 8-12 oz spray bottle. Space is limited to 15 people. No charge if you have lunch at the Center. Sign up is necessary at the front desk.

Fridays, May 15 & May 29, 1pm – Motivational Interview
Join us for this helpful and interesting 1-on-1 interviewing style conversational practice. Becky McEnany from the North Country Health Consortium will be happy to talk with you individually. It is not therapy; it is a conversation that will help you understand what is important to you and how to make positive changes. Please sign up with Phyllis for these free half hour sessions.

Thursday, May 21, 10:30am - Littleton Needleworkers

Thursday, May 21, 1:15pm - Fraud Work
Peter Kawonczyk from AARP will present this informative and helpful program. Did you know that every community is at risk and that about 25 million Americans are victims of consumer fraud each year? What are these scams and how can you avoid them? Peter will answer that and also talk about what to do and the resources available if you become a victim.

Friday, May 22 - Memorial Day BBQ and Patriotic Concert & Sing-Along
Join us for a delicious BBQ buffet followed by a great musical presentation with our friends Dick Alburini and Phil Rivera. Wear your red, white and blue and come celebrate with us.

Tuesday, May 26, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "Molokai" by Alan Brennert

Thursday, May 28, 1pm - Craft Class
Make jewelry with Louanne. Sign up at the front desk.

Calling All Artists - The Senior Center will host an art show on May 8 to coincide with our Art of Spring raffle. There is no charge to display your
work, but we do ask that you call the Center to register with Phyllis, in order for us to be able to highlight your work to the best advantage. Artists can opt to display and/or to sell their work. What a lovely way to usher in Mothers day weekend.

Mondays, 1pm - Yoga (new members welcome)

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

Wednesdays, 11am - Piano Music by Charles

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

RSVP Knitters - Call for dates and times

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 2, 6pm - Figure Drawing
Live model figure drawing class with THE GREAT Larry Golden. Bring your own materials that you like to draw with - paper, pencils, sketch pad, etc. Disclaimer: the model will be female and will be nude. Please do not attend this class if you are uncomfortable or will make others feel uncomfortable.

Wednesday, April 8, 9am - YarnBomb The LD!
Join in yarnbombing in & around The Loading Dock, or bring any knit/crochet/fiber project you may be working on and throw a few rows down. Tea, coffee, music & yarn provided.

Saturday, April 11, 7pm - Performance: Mad Cat Habitat, with Special Guest Genreal
Listen to Mad Cat Habitat at Listen to some Genreal tracks at BYOB (we will be checking IDs at the door)

Friday, April 17, 7pm - Drum Circle, hosted by John Serino
All ages, BYOB. Also bring your own drum and/or there will be drums available. Suggested donation.

Saturday, April 18, 12:30pm - eARTh day (sponsored by ACT)

Saturday, April 18, 7pm - Performance: Polysonic Joy

Friday, May 1, 7pm - Performance: Christopher Bell
Christopher Bell is not your average cellist. Using various pedals he layers and distorts his electric cello creating quirky, catchy indie pop music. Christopher is known both for his use of technology – which he uses to sample his cello live – and for his unique methods of touring – via canoe, bike and on foot.

Monday, May 4, 4pm - Performance: Richard Smith Tickets available at

Friday, May 8, 7pm - Performance: An Evening with August West and Friends
Grateful Dead (originals/covers), brought to you with many styles of Jerry Garcia, as well as a few band-member originals from bluegrass and jam to reggae. With rotating line up of musicians "The Never Stops"

Saturday, June 13, 7pm - Performance: 3 Rivers LIVE
Playing a blend of musical styles including indie rock and folk, a spoken word style they call Groove Hop, some blues and jazz, a little bit of old time country, and an occasional dash of punk. In other words, 3 Rivers borrow from an eclectic array of genres to make their own unique sound.

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

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

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

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

Thursdays, 3:30pm - Kripalu Yoga Classes
Classes are taught by Dixie Lea-Sunshine Yoga Community Alliance. For more information, call (603) 726-6955. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, or use one of the instructor's. No experience necessary, all levels welcome.

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

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

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

Fridays, beginning May 1, 4:45pm - Strings Group
A fun opportunity to play with other string players, with all abilities and ages welcome. Group leader is Mary Littlefield, a well-known, experienced strings teacher and performer. Music will be provided - fiddle tunes, pop tunes, holiday tunes, classical songs, duets, trios and more. Bring your violin, viola or cello, and a music stand. Snack/social time halfway through each session to relax and get to know other musicians. Members/parents of younger students agree to bring a snack for sharing on a rotating schedule. Please let us know if you are joining the group - and what instrument you play, so that we can have appropriate parts for you.

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

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is on FaceBook and Twitter. Individual, Family, and Corporate BIBLF memberships available. Member benefits include: Free Polar Express lottery entry, merchandise discount, monthly members-only Polar Express ticket drawing. Those who would like to volunteer for any of the activities or events listed below or future events can call or email or

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: "Diary of a Worm" by Doreen Cronin

Maple Sugaring in the 100 Acre Wood
Guided tours through our Sugar Bush offered weekend afternoons, including a new "Tap Your Own" Program. Enjoy a wagon ride through the woods, learn about the history of sugaring, how to identify maple tress, tap for sap, collect and sample a tasting. Self-Guided tours can be done on our Maple Storybook Trail, which begins right near our Sugar Shack. This tour can be done anytime, however an inside peek at our Sugar Shack can only be done when we are open. Dress according to weather. We are grateful for all donations; net proceeds go directly toward our literacy programs. Details at

Volunteers Needed for Outreach Reading and Character Breakfasts
Join in to read to the preschoolers or to dress up as Olivia or Pooh. Anyone who would like to read or dress up as a character can call or contact

Saturdays, through April 18, 10am - Character Breakfast Series
Join us for a small breakfast, including pancakes with our own 100 Acre Wood Maple Syrup, a storybook reading and a visit from the featured character of the week. Plus use of the 100 Acre Wood Trail System for the day. Suggested donation.
Character Schedule:
April 18 - The Lorax

Theater in the Wood
Wednesday-Saturday, April 15-18, 9:30-11:30am - 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration with Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax"
Includes a Storybook Trail walk through the Wood, the enactment of Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" inside the Theater in the Wood and a visit from he who speaks for the trees... the Lorax himself, followed by a brief discussion about recycling and some arts & crafts. Each child will also go home with a reusable gift bag filled with educational information and fun stuff to help them start "going green." Breakfast with The Lorax available Saturday, April 18. Details at
Saturday, April 18, 7pm - NH Fiddle Ensemble
Ticket available for purchase at the door only.
Thursday, April 23, 6pm - Educational Film Screening & Discussion: Food Chains
Presented by Slow Food Saco Valley and Global Action Local Awareness, "Food Chains" exposes the abuse of farmworkers within the United States and the complicity of the multi-billion dollar supermarket and fast food industries.

May 15-June 5 - Outreach Reading
Jodi will be going out for the last preschool visits of the school year with The Wild Thing and Martha the Talking Dog.

Monday, May 25 - 6th Annual Race for Reading 5K Trail Run/Walk & Kids Fun Runs
This is a great family event. Participants are encouraged to gather pledges. Discount for preregistration

Arts Council of Tamworth Programs & Concert Series
Tamworth 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.

Saturday & Sunday, May 9 & 10 - 2015 Youth Art Show
Come celebrate the work of our youth artists

Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6 - Tim Eriksen and The Trio de Pumpkintown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A progressive oasis on 455 mostly wilderness acres in the splendor of New Hampshire’s White Mountains is poised to welcome you and yours. This secular, intergenerational, multicultural camp and conference center offers public educational events for adults as well as pay-for programming for people staying overnight or commuting by day. Varied lectures, workshops and performances; check website for program details. Meals served 8am, 12:30pm & 6pm. Overnight accommodations available.

Our 2015 summer program begins in June - enjoy summertime pleasures while promoting peace and social justice through education and dialogue, inspired by nature. Daily possibilities include fascinating program presentations, opportunities to play, be creative, hike, bike and explore.

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

Saturday, February 21, 3-5pm - White Birch Books Welcomes Local Author Bill Lockard
White Birch Books is pleased to welcome local Jackson author Bill Lockard to an afternoon book signing at the bookstore. His first book is "Circles in Circles," a captivating story aimed at young readers. Raising a daughter inspired in Lockard a deep appreciation on the importance of self-esteem, honor and perseverance. In Circles in Circles, he weaves a tale of love and adventure that is meant to instill these values into young adult readers. It’s a warm story about teenagers seeking their way in life with each other and the adult world. Looking deeply into personal feelings, it relates the lives of two maturing teenagers, Becky and Kyle, who draw on their inner strength to experience success in adventure and love as they go out in search for answers in a complex world.

Tuesday, February 24, 5:30-7pm - White Birch Books Welcomes Local Canfield Protégé, Michael Kline
Canfield Protégé Michael Kline will be at the store to talk about Jack Canfield’s book, "The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be." Kline, the founder of Kline Seminars and a Canfield Trainer & Success Principles Expert, knows the principles first hand, as well as being personally trained by Canfield. Just back from assisting Canfield at his 5-Day Breakthrough to Success Training, Kline will have many personal tales, inside scoop and practical advice for this entertaining and interactive evening. Kline has spent the last year being personally trained and mentored by Canfield so that he could turn around and teach the Success Principles to others. Whether the goal is to be an Olympic athlete, a better parent, healthier, richer or gain more balance in life, the Success Principles are the answer.

White Birch Books' Mystery Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month at 7pm.

Thursday Night Book Group meets every fourth Thursday of the month and is open to any and all readers.

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

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

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

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

PLYMOUTH AREA (including Center Sandwich & Campton)

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

Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub

April 17 & May 22 - Middle Ground (Cindy Duchin & Peter Heimlich)

April 24 - Audrey Drake

May 1 & June 26 - Doug Hazard

May 8 - Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)

May 15 - Tim Hazelton & David Young

May 29 - Jon Sarty

June 5 - Roger Sorlien, Katie O’Connell & ?

June 12 - Paul Hubert

June 19 - Julia Velie

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

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

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

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

General information about events at PSU is available at

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

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

Plymouth State University courses & events:

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

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

Saturday, April 25, 12noon-10:30pm - Earth Jam 2015
Earth Jam 2015 is a solar powered music festival dedicated to provide, music, art, and fun to the all those that gather in this celebration of our fellow Mother Earth. Presented on Alumni Green; hosted by PSU Common Ground

April 29-May 2 - Auditions for TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility)
TIGER is looking for two male performers and one female to join its Emmy-award winning professional educational theatre company helping children deal with difficult social issues since 2002, based at PSU. This is a part-time Wednesday through Friday paid position, touring from Plymouth throughout New England each week. TIGER performers need to have strong acting, singing and dancing/movement skills as well as a love of children.
For an audition slot, please contact TIGER Tour Manager, Pam Irish at 535-2647 or by email at If you would like to learn more about our company, feel free to visit the website at:

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

Wednesday, May 6, 7pm - PSU Chamber Players
Student chamber ensembles including piano ensemble, flute choir, saxophone quartet, clarinet choir, woodwind quintet and brass ensembles. Free, at Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center

Friday, May 8 & Saturday, May 9 7pm - Contemporary Dance Ensemble
PSU’s dance performance group showcases original works by faculty and students in various dance genres. Premiere of new work set on PSU dancers by award-winning choreographer Helen Simoneau. At Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center; tickets through Silver Center box office

Sunday, May 10, 3pm - Pemigewasset Choral Society: American Tapestry
A selection of traditional and contemporary music by the community chorus in their annual spring concert. At Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center; tickets through Silver Center box office

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

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

Wednesday, April 22, 11am - Fashion Show
Wear your own wild and earthy styles to help us celebrate Earth Day. Join us for a fun hour of earthy fashions modeled by our very own staff, friends and volunteers. Call Gail or Diane to join in the fun. Luncheon to follow.

Fridays, April 24 and May 8 & 22, 11am - Plymouth Writers' Group
Second & fourth Fridays each month

Tuesday, May 5, 12:45pm - Book Discussion Group
We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month’s selection will be available at the same time. You must sign up one month in advance to get and read your copy of the book. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more information, call Diane at 536-1204.

Thursday, May 7, 9am - Spoil Yourself for Mother’s Day
Enjoy a chair massage and a makeover while light snacks are served. Then on to a special meal at 12noon with music to be provided by DJs Rick and Maria from Center Stage Entertainment. Please sign up for either or both at the Center so our volunteers can be prepared to pamper you.

Monday, May 25 - Center closed for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 27, 9am - Wright Museum
We will be leaving the Center for a trip to the museum timed to coincide with their special display, “Quilts of World War II”. This is first in a planned series of trips. Call the Center for more details.

Mondays, 9am-12noon - Wood Carving Class
Beginners are welcome. Bring your own tools or come by and see what it's all about.

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

Wednesdays, 8:30am - Gentle Yoga, with Donna Sullivan & Christie Faella

Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists

Wednesdays, 9:45am - Meditation
This class with Donna Sullivan includes standing stretches, breathing exercises, then guided relaxation, finishing with a 10 minute silent meditation. Can be done in your everyday clothes as you sit in a chair.

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

Community Clay Center Classes & Events
Monday, 12noon-3pm; Tuesday, 10am-8pm; Wednesday, 11am-3pm; Thursday, 4-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-4pm
620 Tenney Mountain Highway Suite C, Plymouth (603) 536-3222

Celebrating the art of ceramics and the craft of pottery in Central New Hampshire

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Jessica Harris, Administrative Assistant

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

A vibrant center of art, visual culture and new media, the Karl Drerup Gallery (KDAG) is located on the first floor of the Draper & Maynard Building at 17 High Street. Exhibitions range from traditional shows to contemporary trends. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. For Gallery and exhibition information, contact Cynthia Robinson at

Tuesday, April 21, 4pm - Opening Reception: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
The Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition celebrates students graduating from PSU's intense, highly focused professional programs. Throughout the year, Studio Art majors delve into personal themes, motifs and media to achieve a mature body of work, culminating in the selection of work featured in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery. The Silver Center for the Arts features Graphic Design majors' work to create and define a fictitious company and to spend the year producing a broad range of applications including logos, stationary, advertisements, posters, pamphlets and publications. Exhibiting at Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Silver Center for the Arts through May 14

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

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

Art Parties at Artistic Roots
Celebrate your child's birthday with an art workshop designed from his/her wishes, ideas and themes. One-and-a-half hour party workshops are available on weekends year round. The instructor will work with you to personalize the experience to the greatest extent possible. Call for more info.

Thursday, April 23, 5pm - Weaving Bottle Jacket Class, with Jean Reed of Murray Hill Weaving
No previous weaving experience is needed, but don't let these unique pieces fool you. You will be challenged to think outside the box by using a colorful vinegar/wine bottle with stopper, and several choices of dyed and natural reeds to create pleasing patterns. These glass gems make wonderful gifts and can be used to store homemade vinegars or serve wine at the dinner table. Materials included in the cost of the class. Class size: min 5, max 8

Sunday, April 26, 2:30pm - Alcohol Ink Tiles, with Pam Charon
We will use a variety of items--toothbrushes, Q-tips, sponges, straws--to create our designs. Bring your imagination and think outside the box. Ink is messy and stains, so dress accordingly. Class size: min 2, max 7

Monday, April 27, 5-7pm & Wednesday, April 29th, 5-8pm - Kiln-Fired Glass Pendants: Dichroic Glass Pendants
This fast-paced, two-session class with Lynn Haust will give you a chance to explore kiln-fired glass and many of the techniques that make melting glass so exciting. Create several kiln-fired pendants, working with clear and black dichroic glass. In the first class, we will be cutting the glass and then fusing the glass into one large block. In the second class, we will be cutting and shaping the glass into the final shapes. You will learn several techniques of glass cutting, including cold working, to shape the pendants. Materials and firing fee included. Class size: min 4, max 8

Saturday, Saturday, April 28, 1-5pm - Make a Children's Footstool, with Jean Reed from Murray Hill Weaving
Bring your child or grandchild (ages 6-12) to the Gallery and let them stay for a while; in just a short time, they will weave a colorful footstool of their own. Each student will have the opportunity to work with natural and dyed reeds and learn the very basics of seat weaving. No previous weaving experience is required. All materials are included in the cost of the workshop. Class size: min 5, max 8

Thursday, April 30, 2pm - Make Your Own Fused Glass Bowl, with Lynn Haust
Create a fused glass container using aqua blue glass. Students cut the glass to the container's shape and choose a textured design. Materials included in the cost, or bring your own. Class size: min 2, max 6

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

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am - Open Spinning Table, with Polly Bartlett and Heather Baldwin
Get together with other spinners to work on your craft and enjoy each other’s company. Free and open to all.

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

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

Thursday, April 2, 7pm - Mark Wunderlich
Wunderlich's books include "The Anchorage," "Voluntary Servitude" and "The Earth Avails." "The Anchorage" bravely takes up the raw mess of desire and pain, the cold ache of longing and loss, and in sleek and searing poems exposes the way we live now to the larger powers of the racing heart and the radiant imagination. Listen to him read his poem "Driftless Elegy" here: As a teacher, Wunderlich has taught in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, Ohio University and San Francisco State University.

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, May 18, 7pm - Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire
Drawing on research from her book, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Past, and the Future, Rebecca Rule regales audiences with stories of the rituals, traditions and history of town meeting, including the perennial characters, the literature, the humor, and the wisdom of this uniquely New England institution. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Contact: Nancy Mardin, 536-3982

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

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

April 23 - Bonnie Marshall
Dr. Marshall specializes in topics pertaining to Russian, Arctic, Armenian cultures. Bonnie’s publications include Stories from the Peoples of the Arctic Circle, Armenian, Balkan and Russian folktales, and stories about mischievous or evil spirits. Any of the stories in her books are likely to appear in the program. New Hampshire folktales are in her repertoire, too.

April 30 - Olga Morrill
This year Olga is telling the story of her work-in-progress - a novel entitled "Vagabond Quakers," an historical fiction based on actual events that occurred in Dover and the surrounding area in the mid 1600s. It focuses on the struggle between the Puritan authorities and the Society of Friends, the first voice in the New World calling for equality, freedom of religion and freedom of thought.

May 7 - Lynne Cullen
May 14 - Bob Reiser
May 21 - Simon Brooks
May 28 - Season ending Storytelling Gala
Dinner & a smorgasbord of tales told by a variety of tellers

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

Through April 17 - Changing America Exhibit and Art Show
Telling a story of Liberty and the American Experience, linking the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the March on Washington in 1963

Through May - Art Exhibit: Civil Rights=Civil Society

Friday, April 17 & Thursday, May 14, 3:30pm - Tinker Time

Monday, April 20, 6:30pm - Changing America: Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and How He Relates to the National Movement to End Slavery
In 1838, giving up a lucrative 19-year legal practice in his native Plymouth and moving to Concord, he became editor of the abolitionist newspaper Herald of Freedom, to which he had been contributing articles since its 1835 founding by the New Hampshire Anti-Slavery Society. His editorial writings, noted for an impulsive, unaffected and witty, sometimes sarcastic, style as well as for poetic descriptions of nature, were widely reprinted in New York Tribune and other anti-slavery newspapers, under pen name "The Old Man of the Mountain." Presenter: Rebecca R. Noel, PhD PSU Associate Professor of History

Mondays, April 20 and May 4 & 18, 7pm - Community Knitters
All ages and levels of expertise are welcome. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (usually, call to confirm). Contact: Nancy Conklin, (603) 707-6024

Wednesdays, through April 22, 10am - A Changing America Program: I Have a Dream Storywalk
Follow a storywalk of Martin Luther King Jr’s. famous speech illustrated by Kadir Nelson around the Library.

Wednesday, April 22, 6:30pm - Dan Szczesny: The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie
When journalist and hiker Dan Szczesny and his nine-year-old ward, Janelle, first set foot on the trail to Mt. Kearsarge in November 2011, neither of them knew that this easy hike to one of the state's most popular mountain tops would change both their lives. But what followed was a hiking odyssey that lasted over a year as the two hikers crisscrossedthe state on their way to a 225-mile epic attempt to complete a little-known hiking list called The 52 With a View.

Thursday, April 23, 3pm - Learning Technology Series: Introduction to Skype
This class assumes that you already have a basic computer knowledge and computer navigational skills.

Thursday, April 23, 3:30pm - American Girl Doll Club
Read Meet Marie-Grace beforehand. We will make a craft with clay. First grade and up; we are looking for older girls too.

Friday, April 24, 7pm - Internet Safety Tech Talk: Best Practices for Adults & Children
Although the internet is a powerful tool there are also plenty of scams, identity thieves, fake websites, and troubling images online. This program will feature practical advice, useful tips and tricks, and the opportunity to discuss these issues with others. Presenter Hans Mundahl is a consultant & technology integration strategist.

Mondays, April 27 & May 18, 3:30pm - Lego Spectacular
Kids 5 and up can join us to build with Legos

Monday, April 27 & Wednesday, April 29 & Thursday, April 30 & Friday, May 1, 4pm - Lego Mindstorms
Come learn basic coding and build a Lego Mindstorm. Each day will build on your skills to learn how to code, build and command a robot. Sign ups required. For grades 4 & 6; limited to 8 kids.

Tuesday, April 28, 4pm - Children's Author Presentation: Marty Kelley
Come hear author and illustrator Marty Kelley talk about his books and writing/illustration process. He will bring sketches to show, pages he is working on and share some "top secret" info about what real authors do all day long. He will also be selling his books and signing. The presentation is meant for kids in kindergarten and up.

Tuesdays, April 28 & May 14, 6pm - Muslim Journeys Book Discussion: The Journey Continues
Exploring new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world through the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf.
March 31 - "The Arabian Nights" by Husain Haddawy, Translator, based on the 14th century manuscript edited by Muhsin Mahdi (
April 28, 6pm - "Acts of Faith: the Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation" by Eboo Patel (
May 14, 4pm - "Rúmí: Poet and Mystic" by Rúmí (1207-1273), translated and introduced by Reynold A. Nicholson (

Monday, May 4, 5:30pm - Sugar Cookie Decorating
Sarah Sleeper of Wicked Good Bakery in Plymouth will be demonstrating the Art of Sugar Cookie Decorating. This presentation will not only be fun, but extremely delicious as well.

Tuesday, May 5, 5:30pm - A Changing America Program: Comics Workshop
NH cartoonist Marek Bennett will show you how to create comics from a variety of sources, including your imagination, your own life experiences, and from historical narratives. Drawing from his "Live Free And Draw" NH History Comics series, Marek will share some of the ways some notable Granite Staters have influenced and experienced the century of struggle and change between the Emancipation Proclamation and the 20th century Civil Rights Movement. Open to adults and children. Learn more about Marek's work at

Saturday, May 9, 11am - Mother's Day Tea
Wear your fanciest dress, suit or hat. Tea, other beverages, sweets and tea sandwiches will be served. Mothers, sons, daughters, aunts, grandmothers, etc. welcome. Ages 3 and up, please. Please sign up at the front desk (so we know how much food to have).

Wednesday, May 13, 5:30pm - Craft Program: Make a Needle Felted Animal
What is Needle Felting? Simply put, it is felting without water. Instead, you use special, barbed felting needles topush the top layer of wool into deeper layers. The unique property of wool fiber that allows it to "stick" to itself causes the wool to felt, without the need for soap and water.
Limited to 12 adults. Call the Library or register in person.

Friday, May 15, 3:30pm - Kids Sewing
Upcycle a pair of old jeans into a useful shoulder bag or tote. Please bring a pair of jeans from home. 2nd grade and up.

Thursday, May 21, 5:30pm - Teen Night
Kids in 6th grade and up can join us for Mario Kart competition. Please bring a snack to share.

Through May 22 - Spring Storytime
Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:15am - Storytime for Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Join in for singing, dancing, finger plays, rhymes and of course books.
Tuesdays, 1:30pm and Wednesdays, 10:30am - Storytime for Preschool (ages 3-6)
Join in for books, some fun songs to get the sillies out, and a craft. Registration required.
Thursdays, 10:15am - Music with Miss Becky (ages 0-6)
Join Miss Becky for a music and movement group. Sing songs, read books and dance. Ages 0-6, no registration required.

Tuesdays, 6-8pm - Plymouth Area Chess Club
Call 536-1179 for information

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

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

Passes available to numerous museums & centers, including Canterbury Shaker Village, Museum of NH History, Polar Caves, Shepherd-McAuliffe Discovery Center, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and Currier Art Museum, among others.

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

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

Wednesday, April 22, 7pm - Special Earth Day Documentary Screening: The Power of Place
New Hampshire conservation photographer and filmmaker Jerry Monkman tells a compelling story by exploring the issues surrounding the Northern Pass - its promise of bringing jobs and cheaper electricity to New England; the fears of those living next to the potential power line corridor; and the visual impact of the towers on iconic New Hampshire landscapes. The Power of Place combines interviews with experts and New Hampshire residents with distinctive landscape cinematography of the places that will be impacted by Northern Pass. The documentary will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker. Screening at Boyd Hall, PSU. For more information, visit


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

Tuesdays, 9:30am - Craft Group

Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & Events
Church Street, Canaan (603) 523-4333

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

Mondays, 9:45am - Knitting & Crocheting Group

Mondays, 9:45am - Gentle Style Yoga

Thursdays, 10am - Golden Ball Tai Chi

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

Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing

Thursdays, 9am - Crafts & Quilting

Fridays, 3:30pm - Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners, or others needing modification in their exercise routine, including chair-based options. It includes a medley of dance styles, including merenque, cha-cha, cumbia, belly dance, rumba, tango and salsa.

Happenings at Gordon-Nash Library
Tuesday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
69 Main Street, New Hampton (603) 744-8061

Fridays, 3pm - Come enjoy movies on the big screen. Schedule:
May 1 - American Sniper

Every other Wednesday, 6pm - Bead Divine: Jewelry Classes, with Cari Ordway
Sign up at the Library. Kits will be available for purchase. More information available at
May 6 - Spiral Stitch
May 20 - Odd Count Peyote

Fridays, May 8 & 22, 3:30pm - Art Club!
Try something new or bring along something you have been working on. An extraordinary workshop led by an award-winning artist Jessica Fligg, a New Hampshire Institute of art graduate. Drop in and make art - supplies included in fee. All teens and adults are welcome. 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month.

Wednesday, May 20 - Noon Book Group
For every meeting, the group reads a book and then engages in a deep (but friendly) discussion about it. Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. You can participate online at

Thursday, May 21, 7pm - The Shaker Legacy
In their more than two and a half centuries of existence, members of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, commonly known as Shakers, made ingenious contributions to diverse fields: agriculture, industry, medicine, music, furniture design, women's rights, racial equality, craftsmanship, social and religious thought, and mechanical invention and improvement. Darryl Thompson explores some of these contributions in his lecture and shares some of his personal memories of the Canterbury Shakers. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Contact: New Hampton Historical Society, 744-2471

Thursdays, 10:45am - Children’s Story Time
Always a new book and a new story. Suitable for all ages, but intended for pre and elementary school audience.

Throughout each week – Yoga & Meditation Programs
A good exercise for both mind and body. Excellent for all ages, including sessions for moms & babies, kids and adults, led by an experienced instructor.