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September 18 - October 02
COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)

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
Exhibiting at Great North Woods Interpretive Center
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-5500 or (603) 788-4044

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

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

Artists exhibiting at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC). JoAnn Boydston is the artist of the month at the ISHC and Pat Klinefelter is the artist of the month at the UCVH. CRAG members JoAnn Boydston and Pat Klinefelter are exhibiting at the Great North Woods Interpretive 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

CRAG's Second Annual Silent Auction at the gallery at Fiddleheads gives people the opportunity to bid on works of art members, and is ongoing until October 17. People can bid on photos, paintings and a two night stay at Jackson's Lodge on Lake Wallace by going to our gallery at Fiddleheads in Colebrook. A photo of the works of art is available on our Facebook page or website.

Thursday, September 18, 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

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


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

Wednesday, August 13, 6pm - The Greg and Axel Show
A science and magic children's program, free and fun for all ages. At Randolph Town Hall

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 5 - Winged Migration
The film begins with spring in North America and the migration to the Arctic; the flight is a community event for each species. Once in the Arctic, it's family time: courtship, nests, eggs, fledglings, and first flight. Chicks must soon fly south. Bad weather, hunters and pollution take their toll. Then, the cameras go south of the Equator. Antarctica is the summer destination. The search for food, good weather, and a place to hatch young takes this annual cycle of stamina across continents and oceans.

Wednesdays, August 6-27 - Wednesday Night with a Ranger
Rangers will present a program every Wednesday in July and August.

Thursdays , August 7 & 14 - Weather in the Whites: A Tour of the Extremes
Join Will Broussard, Outreach Coordinator for the Mount Washington Observatory for a fascinating presentation on White Mountain weather.

Fridays, August 8-29 - Friday Flicks!
Join us for an after dinner movie. AMC Staff picks the flick, you sit back and enjoy.

Saturday, August 9 - Trail Diet: Choosing the Right Foods for the Long Haul
Join Author and long distance hiker Dan Feldman for an informative talk on choosing the right foods for long distance hikes. Feldman is an outdoor writer based in Maine and author of Long Distance Hiking (Stackpole 2013), a one-of-a-kind book that explores subject matter unique to long distance trail travel. Dan's writing has also been featured in Backpacking Light Magazine.

Sunday, August 10 - Brush and Pen: Artists and Writers of the White Mountains
A documentary featuring the 19th century artists and writers of NH's White Mountains. This film offers the audience a tour through the 19th century with some of New Hampshire's most famous works of art. Brush and Pen bridges a gap in the art and literature worlds by combining significant White Mountain art and prose in one format.

Monday, August 11; Thursday, August 21 & Sunday, August 31 - Nature Documentary: Meet the Coywolf
The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Tag along as scientist study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario's Algonquin Park, through parking lots, alleys and backyards in Toronto all the way to the streets of New York city.

Tuesday, August 12 & Sunday, August 17 - Over the Hedge
A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating... and learns a lesson about family himself.

Saturday, August 16 - Stars Above the Notch: Astronomy at Pinkham
Join professional astronomer Dr. Douglas Arion and his students from Carthage College for an evening of stellar observation. You'll have a chance to view the sky through powerful telescopes for an extraordinary peek at the cosmos. This program is part of AMC's ongoing series of astronomy and solar programs throughout the summer.

Monday, August 18 - White Mountain History Trail Blazing & Exploring in the 19th & Early 20th Centuries
Join Josh Gillenson, AMC Information Volunteer and long- time visitor to the Whites, for a glimpse of the men and women explorers who came before us.

Tuesday, August 19 - Maple Sugar: A Contra dance band
It is a New England dance we do in lines. Candace Maher is the caller, will play accordion, and teach all the dances. Sandy Hatch will play fiddle. Wear comfortable shoes with soft soles and we encourage skirts that twirl. It is fun for all ages and great exercise for the whole family.

Saturday, August 23 - Thru Hiking the 2700 Mile Pacific Crest Trail
Join long distance hiker Wendy Johnson as she shares her 5 month continuous backpacking journey along the PCT.

Sunday, August 24 - Smokejumpers: Aerial Firefighters of the West
What is a smokejumper? Join Mike McCracken for an informative presentation on his experiences as a smokejumper in the Pacific Northwest.

Monday, August 25 - Windows to the Wild
Join us for a showing of the NH Public Television production with Willem Lange, featuring AMC Huts.

Tuesday, August 26 - Alone in the Wilderness
To live a pristine land unchanged by man... to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed to choose an idyllic site, cut trees and build a log cabin. Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. This video is a simple account of the day to day exploration and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature' s events that kept him company.

Thursday, August 28 - Intrepid Descent
This documentary captures the classic backcountry skiing experience of Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington and explores the rich history of the ravine, which has been home to triumph and tragedy since the early 1920s. A present day narrative takes viewers from the daunting hike and climb up the Ravine to the exhilarating descent over the lip, while interviews with experts, meteorologists, and rare historical footage provide a broad and dynamic view of Tuckerman's.

Saturday, August 30 - North Country Moose
Join Alan Stearne as he dispels the "Bullwinkle" myth of the moose and explains the purpose of the moose's morphology- form following function. Stearne will also discuss the moose's life cycle from calves to cows and bulls, as well as behavior, disease, reproduction, and interaction with humans

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

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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.

Saturday, August 16, 7:30pm - Mini-Moose Bach Event: Cousin in Art
This one-person play by Charles S. Brown explores the emotions and thoughts of Bach's cousin and childhood companion, Johann Walther as he watches the meteoric rise of a genius beside him. Using the historic Hook and Hastings organ, Charles Brown will play the part of J. G. Walther. No tickets are required, but donations will be encouraged at the door. At Gorham Congregational Church, 143 Main Street, Gorham

Sunday, August 17, 4:30pm - Mini-Moose Bach Event: Lecture and Recital
"Bach as Lutheran" presented by organist and scholar Christopher Anderson, who has particular interests in early musical modernism, modern German history and philosophy, the organ’s position in Western culture, and points of intersection between music and theology.
At Randolph Church, Route 2, Randolph

Friday-Sunday, August 29-August 31 - Big Moose Bach Fest VI
Friday, 7:30pm - Reception and Lecture by Quentin Faulkner
"Anna Amalia of Prussia: her crucial role in the cultivation and propagation of JS Bach"
At Randolph Town Hall, 130 Durand Road, Randolph

Saturday, 2:30pm - Organ works and Solo Cantatas (Coffee and Wedding)
David Grogan, Nicolas Garza, and Lucy Tamez Creech, soloists
At St. Kieran Arts Center, 155 Emery, Berlin

Saturday, 7:30pm - Chamber Music, Triple Concerto, BWV 1044, for flute, violin and harpsichord
At Gorham Town Hall, Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham

Sunday, 4:30pm - Solo Cantata 170: Vergnügte ruh, Nicolas Garza, countertenor; Choral Works, Susan Ferré, director
At Gorham Town Hall, Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 19, 4-8pm & Saturday, September 20, 10am-3pm - North Country Quilt Show
Beautiful exhibit of over 160 quilts with professional vendors, raffles and displays. Hosted by Berlin Quilters Guild

Friday, September 26, 7pm – Inca Son
Performing the exciting & authentic music of the Andes Mountains

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

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

Friday, September 19, 7:30pm - Jose Lezcano, Latin Guitarist

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

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

HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)

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

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

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

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. Why not call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center? Call Deb or JoAnne for more details.

Thursday, September 4, 9:30am - Designers' Place: Floral Arrangements, with Jane (all supplies provided)

Tuesday, September 9, 1pm - Open Doors on the Back Porch
Martha Cunningham from the Canine Academy will be joining us, along with Dyna & Skye for a demonstration.
Dyna & Skye are English Golden Retrievers who are Competition/Obedience and Therapy Dogs.

Friday, September 19 - Center closed for Employee Recognition Day

Tuesday, September 23, 9:30-11am - Digital Camera & Photography Class
Do you need help with the new digital point and shoot cameras out on the market now, DSLR cameras that have so many functions it makes your head spin? Award-winning photographer Paul Anderson will help with the basics, including different types of digital cameras, storage devices for your photos, accessories to go with your camera, learn the basic operations and functions of your camera, and how to take a better photo. All levels welcome (donations welcome).

Friday, September 26, 11:30am - Spend the day at Windy Ridge Orchard & The Vineyard at Seven Birches
Please join us at the winery for a tasting. While you are there, take a stroll through the orchard, browse through the country gift shop, pick your own fruits & enjoy lunch at the Cider House Cafe, all while taking in the beautiful view. See Michelle to sign up and pre-order your meal.

Tuesday, September 30, 9:30am - Designers' Place: "One-of-a Kind" Cards, with Jeannie

Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music

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

Tuesdays, 9am-2:30pm - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group

Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb

Orford Senior 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584

The Colonel Town Players
Lancaster Town Hall
Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788 4827

Since starting in the early 1970s, the Colonel Town Players have continuously produced shows, usually with a Fall musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional reviews and cabarets.

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:
September 28-30 - Workshop Instruction with Artist-in-Residence Christopher Volpe: “White Mountain Oil Painting”
Christopher Volpe specializes in American landscape oil painting, and his works are shown at numerous galleries. In addition to teaching workshops and classes, he also writes for several arts and humanities blogs as well as the magazine Art New England.
Kristen Steele

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

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

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

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

LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday-Saturday, September 10-October 12, 7:30pm - Forever Plaid
This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was. Special Matinees on September 14, 17 and 24.

September 17-October 19 - Greater Tuna
What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common? In this hilarious send-up of small town morals and mores, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas’ third smallest town.

Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 18, 7pm - The Abolitionists of Noyes Academy
In 1835, abolitionists opened one of the nation's first integrated schools in Canaan, NH, attracting eager African American students from as far away as Boston, Providence and New York City. Outraged community leaders responded by raising a mob that dragged the academy building off its foundation and ran the African American students out of town. New Hampshire's first experiment in educational equality was brief, but it helped launch the public careers of a trio of extraordinary African American leaders: Henry Highland Garnet, Alexander Crummell and Thomas Sipkins Sidney. Dan Billin plumbs the depths of anti-abolitionist sentiment in early-nineteenth-century New England, and the courage of three young friends destined for greatness. Presented through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council; free and open to all.

Wednesday, September 24, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire to the film showing.

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.

Contact: Lauretta Phillips

4th Annual White Mountain Storytelling Festival
Friday-Sunday, September 26-28
Waterville Valley Town Square
Waterville Valley (603) 236-8688

New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance presents this year’s White Mountain Storytelling Festival, featuring Odds Bodkins and storytellers from around the US and New England. This event begins Friday, September 26, at 7:30pm with Ghost Stories in the Town Square. Saturday finds storytelling enthusiasts with many opportunities to hear stories from a variety of tellers. Combined with the annual Chili Cook Off and music in the Square at 12noon, WMSF brings laughter and wonder as you hear storytellers from across the region and as far away as Maryland and Illinois. Saturday all day events include Raising Voices Concert at 11am, Odds Bodkin will be doing a program for families at 2:30pm, children's program at 4pm with Mike Lockett & Joey Talbert, and adults program 4pm with Andy Davis & Lani Peterson. Saturday's program ends with Odds Bodkin telling stories to adults and older kids at 7:30pm. The weekend Storytelling events end with Sacred Stories Concert at 9:30am on Sunday, September 28. Visit website for more information and advance registration.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 12, 5pm - Guest speaker Diana Mara Henry, photojournalist, researcher and photographer, will present her new book, "The Man and the Book ~ The Memoirs of Andre Scheinmann: A Hero’s Journey." Diana Mara Henry’s presentation reveals the exploits of the remarkable Andre Scheinmann, freedom fighter, soldier, concentration camp prisoner and kapo, and spy, from his teen years in Germany and France, to adulthood, survival and liberation in 1945. Open to the public. Admission free.

Tuesday, September 16, 4pm - Books of Jewish Interest Discussion Group
Book lovers are welcome to join any or all of the meetings of the Books of Jewish Interest (BJI) Club. No assigned books. Just bring a book you would enjoy recommending to other readers—or just come to enjoy the book chatting. Open to the public. For 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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 20, 10am-2pm - Family Enameling, with Lucy Golden
Enameling is the age-old art of fusing colorful glass to metal. In this class students will be introduced to techniques of sifting, using stencils and sgraffito, among others. 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. This is a family class, parents must accompany their child(ren). There will be a lunch break. Ages 8+

Thursdays, through September 25 OR October 2-23, 9am-12noon - Watercolor
Debbie Aldrich is an award-winning water colorist who will inspire students to express the art in their lives. Each week students will learn a new technique, some traditional and some very modern, from one of Debbie's originals. Any level is welcome. Ages teen-adult. Classes also available December 4-18, 9am-12noon.

Mondays, through September 29, 6-8pm - Mixed Media Exploration, with Kristine Lingle
This course will cover a variety of mixed media techniques and mediums, including collage, paste paper, paint, stamps and stencils. Projects include cards, book covers, paper quilts and prayer flags. Each class will begin with a demonstration of technique. Most materials will be provided.

Saturday, October 4, 10am-4pm - Workshop: Raku, with Alison Dodd
Explore the Raku firing process and learn about its exciting possibilities. In this day-long workshop, we will do standard raku firing along with some naked raku and aluminum foil saggar firing if time permits. Glazes will be supplied. Students should bring their own pots to fire, including some that have been treated with terra sigillatta. Class is off site in Franconia, with directions at sign-up.

Mondays, October 6-27, 6-8pm - Oil Painting, with Kristine Lingle
In this 4-week course, students will learn basic oil painting techniques to create small still-lifes of fruits and vegetables, with an emphasis on color, value and composition. Each class will begin with a demonstration of technique. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

Tuesdays, through October 7, 10am-12:30pm - Hand-building, with Marghie Seymour
Learn some basic hand-building skills from Marghie while having fun making both practical and whimsical items. Teen-Adult

Tuesdays OR Thursdays, through October 9, 6-9pm OR Wednesdays, through October 8, 9am-12noon - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. With Stephanie Marston or Alison Dodd, open to students with any level of experience. Teen-Adult

Wednesdays, through October 8, 6-9pm - Digital Photography, with Karen Abbruscato
Explore digital photography in relation to fine art. Students will be introduced to the basic technology necessary for the production of their art work, as well as learning about the visual arts, how to look at and critique photography. Bring your own experience, problems and questions. Enhance your abilities to find solutions which express and expand your creative ideas. Teen-Adult

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

Fridays, through October 10, 9am-12noon - Color Theory & Design, with Karen Abbruscato
Learn how to use color creatively and effectively in any medium. Practice color mixing and comprehend color relationships. Students will create wide spectrum palettes and design projects using only red, yellow, blue and white. Teen-Adult

Sunday, 1-4pm; Tuesday 2-5pm; Wednesday 12noon-3pm; Friday 10am-1pm - Clay Open Studio
Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio

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

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

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

Owned by The Society for Protection of NH Forests, the landmark 1,400-acre Rocks Estate includes numerous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers Agri- and Eco-tourism opportunities throughout the year. Picnic areas, hiking, skiing & snowshoe trails. Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street in Bethlehem, is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. Facilities include a classroom, educational trails, pond and picnic sites. For more information and a calendar of events, please call, email or visit the website.

Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the New Hampshire Maple Experience at The Rocks and visit the Maple Museum, housed in one of many carefully restored historic buildings on the Estate. The museum includes a collection of historic and modern tools used in sugaring. A video played inside the sugar house provides a virtual tour of the springtime sugaring process. The extensive trails system at The Rocks is open daily, year-round, from dawn until dusk. Leashed pets are welcome to accompany their people on the trails. For visitors using their smart phones, The Rocks also offers a Mobile Tour, where visitors may learn more about the history of the Estate, modern day conservation and management practices there, and the different types of Christmas trees grown on the farm.

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

Contact: Andrea M. Fitzgerald,

Mail: PO Box 6, Lisbon NH 03585

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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 20, 8pm - Le Vent du Nord
Le Vent du Nord are clearly not short of inspiration. The Québec quartet’s infectious take on French-Canadian roots music has brought them worldwide attention… riding the crest of a wave.

Saturday, September 27, 8pm - Martin Sexton
Sexton’s music blends many genres of American music, including soul, gospel, country, rock, blues and R&B. One of the most talked-about arrivals on the “new folk” acoustic music scene, the guitarist, singer and songwriter has an amazing vocal range and makes effective use of it on his recordings and in his live shows. Unlike so many other contemporary singer/songwriters, his vocal style can be described as truly soulful, combining the best qualities of singers like Van Morrison, Al Green, Aaron Neville and Otis Redding.

Thursday, October 2, 8pm - Dar Williams
A veteran of the New England folk scene, Williams emerged nationally in the mid-1990s, winning fans with her idiosyncratic songwriting, acerbic wit and lovely voice. Since The New Yorker described Dar Williams as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters,” she has found herself sharing the stage with such artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patti Griffin, Shawn Colvin and Joan Baez. The 2012 release of In the Time of Gods features some of the richest music and most evocative writing of her career.

Thursday, October 9, 7:30pm - National Theatre Live in HD, Encore Presentation: Medea
In Euripides' powerful tragedy, Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

Sunday-Tuesday, 7:30pm; Wednesday, 5:30pm (2 for 1 night); Friday & Saturday, 5:30pm & 8pm - Movies

Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director,

The Frost Place Museum Events & Readings
Wednesday-Monday, July-September 15, 1-5pm; Wednesday-Monday, September 17-October 13, 10am-5pm
The Frost Place Museum
158 Ridge Road, Franconia (603) 823-5510 (office) or 823-5048 (museum)

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

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

From September 1 through its closing on October 13, The Frost Place is offering a 2-for-1 admissions fee to local residents in surrounding towns.

Saturday, September 13, 11am-2pm – Poetry in the Park
Join us for our second annual Poetry in the Park event. Spread out on the green with a blanket or chair and listen to poetry readings and live music, participate in conversations with our featured readers, perform some of your own poetry at our open mic, book signings, and more. Schedule:
11am - New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice B. Fogel
11:15am - J. Kates
11:30am - James Fowler
11:45am - Rodger Martin
12noon - Lunch Intermission, with Music by Sarah Nelson
12:20pm - Open Mic
1pm - Maudelle Driskell
1:15pm - John Perrault
1:30pm - B. Eugene McCarthy
1:45pm - Henry Walters
This event is free and open to all, and you can join the event on Facebook. Sign up for the open mic will begin at 11am. Held at Greeley Park Bandshell, 100 Concord Street, Nashua. For questions, please email

Friday, September 19, 4-7pm - Representatives from The Frost Place will be at the Littleton Food Co-op during Pizza and a Partner Night

Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & 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.

Friday & Saturday August 29 & 30, 9am-4pm - Fall Plant Sale
A colorful variety of autumn favorites will be available.

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Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior 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.

Wednesdays, September 3 & 17, 1-2pm - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually).

Friday, September 5 - Late Labor Day BBQ and Music
A great BBQ Buffet and Matt Tellier sings right after lunch

Tuesday, September 9 - Pompeii Slide Show, with Dick Alberini
Join us for a great presentation right after lunch, and see the remnants of the powerful unleashing of wrath of Mt. Vesuvius of August 79AD. This should be an interesting as well as an entertaining presentation—not to mention, we will be serving lava cake for dessert.

Thursday, September 11, 1pm - Lunch and Learn Series: Dreams
Come explore the meaning of your dreams with Kate Kelly. Sign up at the front desk or by calling.

Tuesday, September 16, 1pm - Line Dancing with Billye

Tuesday, September 30, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub
"Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd

Mondays, 1pm - Yoga (new members welcome)

Tuesdays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (beginners welcome)

Wednesdays, 11am - Piano Music by Charles

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

RSVP Knitters - Call for dates and times

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

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

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

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

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.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

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

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

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

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

Beginning September 15 - Outreach Reading
The new school year is upon us and we will again be heading out on the road with our Outreach Reading Program! As always, we are looking for volunteers to fill the roles of our reader or dress as our costumed character. Times vary depending on the day.

Theater in the Wood
Friday, September 26, 7:30pm - The American Rogues
Stay tuned to our website and Facebook for an exciting deal on this show.

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

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am - Fall Story Times
Older siblings and guests are always welcome. No registration necessary. Free and open to the public.
Tuesdays for 2-year-olds and Thursdays for 3 & 4-year-olds
Age appropriate stories, songs and action rhymes, with crafts on Thursdays
Wednesdays for Babies - Children under 2 enjoy simple books, songs and action rhymes.

Monday, September 15, 10:15am - Morning Book Group discusses "My Name Is Mary Sutter" by Robin Oliveira. All are welcome to join this lively group for coffee and conversation. The Library's Morning Book Group meets on the third Monday of each month (usually). Stop by the Library to pick up a copy of the book to be discussed.

Wednesday, September 17, 6:30pm - Susan B. Anthony, the Invincible!
Arrested, tried and convicted for voting in the 1872 presidential election, Miss Anthony became the symbol of the struggle for women's suffrage. Her self-deprecating humor and keen intellect allowed her to spar with legislators and newsmen as well as fellow abolitionists and suffragists. Witness her involvement in the Anti-Slavery Society, the Civil War, the 14th and 15th amendments, and hazardous trips to WY, CA, OR and the White House. Caricatured, criticized and threatened, Miss Anthony never wavered. She spent 50 years working for equal rights and continued to insist, "Failure is Impossible." Sally Matson portrays Anthony in this living history NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Contact: Eileen Brochu, 447-1814

Monday, September 29, 6:30pm - Braving the Middle Ground: Stories of Pre-Revolutionary Northern New England
The stories we hear from our families tell us who we are and how we should view the world. What tales shaped New England identities in the 17th and 18th centuries? In this performance, storyteller/historian Jo Radner juxtaposes Native American oral traditions and stories told by her own New England ancestors to reveal a complex colonial "middle ground" in which English settlers and Native peoples saw one another as defenders and trespassers, pursuers and refugees, relatives and aliens, kind neighbors and ruthless destroyers. This NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public, is an adjunct to One Book One Valley 2014.

Tuesday, October 7, 4:30pm - The White Mountain Writers Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Bring a short piece to share out loud or come to listen and talk with other area writers. Feedback is given only upon request. All genres and ages welcome, including visitors. Potluck refreshments; the Library provides beverages. Call with any questions.

Returning in March, 2015 - Open Mic Night for poets, writers, acoustic musicians and storytellers of all ages. The first hour is open floor, then after a break for refreshments, the featured performer takes the spotlight. Mike Everyday shares his writing – some poetry, some prose – about living in the moment. Listeners welcome. Meets on the second Monday (usually) of March, May, July and September.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

PO Box 8, Jackson, NH 03846

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

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

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

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

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

Currently exhibiting - 12th Annual White Mountain Art Sale
Featuring White Mountain scenes by 19th century artists and selected landscapes by the best contemporary artists. Included will be ten paintings (6 Shapleigh) being sold from the Society’s collection. The Society wishes to enhance its collection and will be seeking to buy suitable replacements. Most of the consigned paintings and maps have already been hung at the Society's Museum and can be seen now during the museum's open hours, and on the website with images and prices ( For information on how to consign a 19th century painting, call or email Warren Schomaker at the Historical Society.
Friday, September 12, 5-7pm - Reception

Friday, October 17 - Exhibit Opening Reception: White Mountain Scenes ~ Different Views ~ Different Artists
With early maps of the White Mountains. Most of the paintings and maps have already been hung and can be seen during the museum's open hours.

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

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

2014-2015 Met Opera Live in HD tickets are now on sale - Order online or call the box office. Season passes will be available through October 11. Buy a season pass and receive a free ticket to one of the '14-'15 operas of your choosing.
Saturday, October 11, 1pm - Macbeth
Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of doomed Macbeth, in this chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
Saturday, October 18, 1pm - Le Nozze di Figaro
November 1 - Carmen
November 22 - Il Barbiere di Siviglia
December 13 - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
January 17 - The Merry Window
January 31 - Les Contes d’Hoffmann
February 14 - Iolanta and Bluebeard's Castle
March 14 - La Donna del Lago
April 25 - Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncaval

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Mount Washington Valley Band 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

This secular, intergenerational, multicultural camp and conference center offers public educational events for adults as well as pay-for programming for people staying overnight or commuting by day. Varied lectures, workshops and performances; check website for program details. Meals served 8am, 12:30pm & 6pm. Overnight accommodations available.

Wednesday, August 27, 7:30pm - Declassified: Freedom of Information and Human Rights in the Americas
Michael Evans of the National Security Archive, a pro-transparency international affairs research institute, discusses investigating human rights violations using access to information laws.

Thursday, August 28, 7:30pm - Fun Night

Friday, August 29, 7:30pm - Contra Dance
Beverly Woods & Shana Aisenberg play & teach

Saturday-Sunday, September 6-7 - Peace of Mind Retreat
High-school-age youth leadership development in a wilderness setting. Contact or (603) 228-0559.

Friday-Sunday, September 19-21 - White Mountain Mushroom Foray Weekend Retreat
For folks new to the mushroom world or club members: learn to protect mushroom habitat and to identify, photograph, dye with, and enjoy wild mushrooms. Talks and guided walks on site coordinated by Lawrence Millman, with Robert Blanchette, Dr. Rosalind Lowen, Renée Lebeuf, Joe Warfel, Susan Goldhor, Kay Fairweather and William Neill. Additional off-site early-bird foray Friday afternoon. Limited to 80 registrants.

Thursday-Sunday, September 25-28 - Silent Meditation Retreat
Nancy Mujo Baker of No Traces Zendo and Conway Sangha. Open to meditators with rigorous retreat experience in Zen tradition and permission of the teacher.

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

Sunday, August 24, 11am - Children’s Craft Workshop & Book Reading with Author/Illustrator Marcie Cuff
With just a few stiches and an old, worn wool sweater, Marcie Cuff can transform and upcycle old clothes into funky felted flowers. As a science teacher, Cuff delights in teaching others to do the same. Cuff, the author/illustrator of "This Book Was a Tree: Ideas, Adventures, and Inspiration for Rediscovering the Natural World," will inspire kids and adults alike in a fun, interactive morning with a crafty sweater overhaul workshop, short reading and book signing.

Sunday, August 24, 7pm - "Mud Season" Author Ellen Stimson Featured on Cold River Radio Show at Theater in the Wood
Hosted by musician & writer, Jonathan Sarty, and the Cold River band, The Cold River Radio Show exclusively features New England-based artists, performers, authors and storytellers to introduce listeners to the unique culture of the Northeast. Vermonter Ellen Stimson is the featured author, appearing alongside The Matt Stubbs Band, storyteller Jo Radner, and musicians Candie Tremblay and Sean Peters on this old-time variety radio show, co-sponsored by White Birch Books. In self-deprecating and hilarious fashion, "Mud Season" chronicles Stimson’s transition from city life to rickety Vermont farmhouse. When she decides she wants to own and operate the old-fashioned village store in idyllic Dorset, pop. 2,036, one of the oldest continually operating country stores in the country, she learns the hard way that “improvements” are not always welcomed warmly by folks who like things just fine the way they’d always been.
Tickets for Cold River Radio Show can be purchased at White Birch Books in advance of the show or at Theater of the Wood on the day of the event. For more information about the event, or to reserve a copy of Mud Season, call White Birch Books. More information on the Cold River Radio Show can be found by visiting

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.

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

September 12 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)

September 19 - Jonathan Sarty

September 26 - Middle Ground (Cindy Duchin & Peter Heimlich)

October 3 - Tim Hazelton & David Young

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

October 17 - Julia Velie

October 31 - Doug Hazard

November 7 - Tom Fleischmann & Hans Stafford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plymouth State University courses & events:

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

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

Sunday, September 21, 1pm - Trio Veritas plays Shostakovich
New Hampshire Music Festival artists Sasha Callahan (violin) and her husband Leo Eguchi (cello) join Dan Perkins (piano) in performances of the piano trios of Dmitri Shostakovich. The first trio was composed when Shostakovich was 17 and in love, while the second, more dark and edgy, was written two decades later under Soviet scrutiny. Smith Recital Hall

Thursday & Friday, September 25 & 26 at 8pm and Saturday, September 27, 2pm - PSU Theater: Living in the Moment
Actress Elizabeth Daily and pianist Allan DiBiase offer an engaging, enlightening and innovative evening of Poetry and Textural Music that includes Ms. Daily performing dramatic readings of poetry, ranging from the contemplative to the comedic, accompanied by Dr. DiBiase on the piano. Included are works by Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Jane Kenyon and Liz Ahl. Experience and celebrate the innumerable moments that define the complexity, challenges and memorable times of our lives. Smith Recital Hall

Saturday, September 27, 8:30pm - Tig Notaro
Tig Notaro is an offbeat stand-up comic best known for her appearances on the late-night TV talk show circuit. Her story on This American Life about repeatedly running into '80s pop icon Taylor Dane won her many fans even before she recorded the best-selling comedy album of the year. Her distinctive deadpan style has garnered appearances on many television shows including The Office, Community and Conan. Tig's upcoming project with Showtime, "Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro," follows Tig as she performs in the actual homes, barns and cul-de-sacs of selected fans across the country.

Friday, October 3, 8pm - The Sweet Remains
An unusual band on today's music scene; three gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and three part harmonies that define the band's sound. When Rich Price, Greg Naughton and Brian Chartrand met for a chance jam-session, the three instantly recognized a musical blend and kinship. Their songs easily appeal to fans of modern folk-rockers, while their lush harmonies harken back to super groups like Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Eagles and Simon & Garfunkel. At Smith Recital Hall.

Tuesday, October 7, 7pm - Jazz Standard Time
The PSU Faculty Jazz group performing Jazz Standards from the '60s to present time. At Studio Theatre

Upcoming Silver Series presentations include: A Halloween Evening with John Astin on October 31, and Miss Tess and the Talkbacks on November 7.

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.

Wednesday, September 10 - Wright Museum Trip
There are only a couple of seats remaining for this day trip. We are offering a boxed lunch option, so sign up at the reception desk as soon as possible.

Friday, September 19 - Center closed for Employee Recognition Day

Wednesday, September 24, 10:30am - Fall Fashion Show
We will start with mocktails and hors d’oeuvres, with the show following at 11am. A pot roast lunch will be served at 12noon, and gentlemen are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, October 7, 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 info, call Diane at 536-1204.

Wednesday, October 8 - Oktoberfest with Baker Valley Band

Thursday, October 23 - Red Cross Fire Prevention Program

Thursday, October 30 - Halloween Party

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

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

Tuesdays, 8am-12noon - Printmaker Collaborative
Everyone is welcome. Bring your own materials.

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

Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists

Wednesdays, 9:45am - Meditation
This class 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.

Thursdays, 10am - Crafters' Group (All crafts welcome)

Thursdays, 1pm - Memoir Workshop
Come join us for lots of fun and a great feeling of accomplishment. All are welcome.

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

Friday, 11am-12noon - Plymouth Writers' Group

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Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art Exhibits
Thursday-Monday, 10am-5pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, by appointment
69 Maple Street (Route 113N), Center Sandwich (603) 284-7728

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

Saturday, September 13, 5-7pm - Opening Reception: "In the Company of Dogs"
Freeborn's paintings convey the motion, shape and appreciation she has for the animal. The use of under paintings, thinning mediums and thick over painting, allows her to use the canvas to sculpt her subjects in an unconventional form. Having grown up with Labrador Retrievers, her subject matter has been a constant throughout her life, reminding us of the special bond we form with our animals. A portion of the sales will be donated to the New England Lab Rescue in Kennebunk, Maine, which serves Maine, New Hampshire and the greater New England area. Exhibiting through September 30

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

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

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Surroundings Art Gallery - New England Art
Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm through Labor Day weekend; open weekends Labor Day until just before Christmas; January-May, By chance or appointment only
12 Main Street, Center Sandwich (603) 284-6888

The Gallery specializes in original fine art in a variety of mediums (oil, water color, pastels, acrylics, sculptures, etc). You will also find folk art painted on chests, barrel staves and other objects.

Surroundings offers art classes which will accommodate the first timer as well as those who have some experience in painting. Each class is tailored to the interests of the students, but generally includes a demonstration, discussion, practice time, and individual feedback. You can be a beginner or experienced artist for these classes. The techniques and instruction will apply to all levels. The instructor can tailor the discussion and help to any level of expertise. Supplies are available on an a la carte basis. We will need a minimum of 4 people at each class for it to be held. For more information, visit the website.

Saturdays, July, 1-3pm - Artist Demonstrations
One of our artists will be painting either in or right around the Gallery and available to answer questions about their technique or art in general. This will give you an opportunity to meet some of our artists doing what they love.

Wednesday nights, July & August - Wednesday Night Recitals
Accomplished local and sometimes professional musicians share their talent with all who attend. These are fun, informal events that will bring a smile to your face and they are free. Check the news page on the website for the latest information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, through October 1, 10am-12noon - Chair Caning for Beginners
Bring your own chair that needs a new seat for caning, from start to finish in 5 sessions with John Worthington. Take home a finished chair you can be proud of.

Tuesday & Thursday, September 16 & 18, 5-7pm - 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 you will be cutting and shaping the glass into the final shapes. You will learn several techniques of glass cutting including cold working, to shape the glass pendants. The glass will then be fired a second time to fire polish your glass pendants. Get ready to work hard and have fun. Due to firing and annealing times your pieces will be fired off site and returned to Artistic Roots for pick up. Ages: 15+ Class size: 4 min/8 max

Wednesday, September 17, 5-7pm - Russian Spiral Bracelet, with Suzan Gannett
This is a stitch that is used to create beautiful bracelets. The design varies with the beads that you use. Bring your own materials or purchase a kit. Class size: 3 min/6 max

Monday, September 22, 5-7pm - Open Beading Table, with Suzan Gannett & Lynn Haust
Open to all at no cost

Monday, September 22, 5-7pm - Sun Catcher Glass Class, with Lynn Haust
These glass catchers will sparkle and impress your friends with your creativity. Materials are included in the cost of the class. Class size: 3-7 students

Tuesday, September 23, 5-7pm - Make Your Own Earrings
In this class with Suzan Gannett, you will learn to make sterling silver earrings from start to finish. You will learn to make French wires and how to attach beads to the wires. You will complete two sets of earrings. All materials are included in the cost of the class. You will have a variety of beads and semi-precious stones to choose from. We will also discuss how to use color and design to make a unique set of earrings. Class size: 3 min/8 max

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, September 18, 7pm - April Bernard
April Bernard's first book, "Blackbird Bye Bye" was chosen as the winner of the 1989 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, commended for its utter lack of apology: "The wit here is corrosive, the ear faultless, the raised voice one to which we cannot but listen." Her other acclaimed books of poetry include: "Romanticism," "Swan Electric" and "Psalms." She is also the author of the novels "Pirate Jenny" and "Miss Fuller." She teaches at Bennington College and serves as the Director of Creative Writing at Skidmore College.

Thursday, October 9, 7pm - Henri Cole
Henri Cole has published eight collections of poetry, including "Middle Earth," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He has received many awards for his work, including the Jackson Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Lenore Marshall Award. His most recent collection is "Touch," and a new book, "Nothing to Declare," is forthcoming. He teaches at Ohio State University and is poetry editor of The New Republic.

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 15, 7pm - Copper Basin 300 Mile Sleddog Race… ‘one of Alaska’s toughest races!
Sub-zero temperatures, strong winds, little sleep and ice road trucking. Lidia Dale-Mesario (of Valley Snow Dogz fame) was invited to be part of Aliy Zirkle's team this past January. Aliy and her husband, Allen Moore, are two of the world's leading sleddog racers and experts on long distance racing. Aliy is a New Hampshire native who followed her dream and moved to Alaska 20 years ago. Lidia was Aliy’s handler along with her friend Christine, both responsible for getting Aliy through the race. The experience was a great insight into the lifestyle and year-round dedication to being one of the world's top competitors. Refreshments will be served.

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 late October through May. Storytelling begins after dessert and coffee are served.

May 22 - Jim LaChapelle
Jim specializes in folk and fairy tales from around the world, a dynamic performer whose storytelling will delight audiences of all ages.

May 29 - Season Ending Storytelling Gala
Six different storytellers will be on hand, spinning yarns after dinner. Gala evenings are always popular, and advance reservations are highly recommended.

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

Wednesday, September 17, 5:30-7:30pm - Teen Night
Wii and Duct Tape Crafts- Please bring snacks to share, Wii games and nunchucks. 6th grade and up.

Friday, September 19, 3:30-5pm - Grade 3-5 Afternoon
We will have a rainbow loom, duct tape, Wii and other board games available. For those in grades 3-5 only, please.

Monday, September 22, 7pm - Community Knitters
All ages and levels of expertise are welcome. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (usually, call to confirm). Contact: Nancy Conklin, (603) 707-6024

September 23-November 7 - Fall Storytime
Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:15am - Storytime for Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Join us for singing, dancing, finger plays, rhymes and of course books. Registration required.
Tuesdays, 1:30pm and Wednesdays, 10:15am - Storytime for Preschool (ages 3-6)
Join us for books, some fun song to get the sillies out, and a craft. Registration required.
Thursdays, 10:15am - Music with Miss Becky (ages 0-6)
Join Miss Becky for a music and movement group. Sing songs, read books, and dance. Registration required.

Monday, September 29, 6pm - Make an Apple Pie, with Wicked Good Bakery
Come join us to learn how to make apple pie at our kickoff event for the Lakes Region Read of Rebecca Rule’s "Live Free, Eat Pie" book. Rebecca will be discussing her book on November 2 at 2pm, at the Inter-Lakes High School. Other Plymouth events may include pie baking for Meals for Many (at the Plymouth Congregational Church).. Please try to bring the following items for this free class: large bowl, measuring cups & spoons, rolling pin, mixing spoon & butter knife. Registration requested

Tuesday, October 7, 6pm - Muslim Journeys, a Reading and Discussion Series with Filiz Otucu, PhD.
The library is hosting a book discussion group, a cumulative learning experience and participants will get the most out of it by attending all the sessions. Made possible through a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, in cooperation with the American Library Association. Also meets October 28 and December 2

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

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

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

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

Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State 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.


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.