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December 12 - December 26
|COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)|
Errol Heritage Commission Historical DisplayMonday, 9-11am; Tuesday, 5-7:30pm; Thursday 8:30-11am
Errol Town Hall (first floor)
33 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3884 (Deb Freedman)
We have an old photo display for the public to enjoy. It is just a peek into the rich historic past of the area.
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.
Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents...Great North Woods Committee for the Arts
Various locations, including Tillotson Center at 14
Carriage Lane (next to the post office) in Colebrook
Sunday, December 8, 7pm - Fireside Fiddlers CD Debut Fundraiser Concert
Just in time for the season is a new Christmas CD recording by a group of performers known collectively as The Fireside Fiddlers, including Dick Rosser, Gordon Gray, Terry Churchill, Charlie Jordan, Joyce Ball, Lyndall Demers and Paul Cormier. They are accompanied by JoAnn Gilman on bass, Dave Van Houten on cittern and Roland Cotnoir on guitar. Tickets for the CD debut concert by the Fireside Fiddlers at the Tillotson Center are on sale at Fiddleheads and Aime’s Hallmark, both on Main Street in Colebrook. The event is co-sponsored by the GNWCA and the Tillotson Center, and also launches a new series at the center designed to recreate a coffeehouse. Plans currently call for additional groups to play in coming months in the informal setting in the first floor gallery, where food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to assisting both organizations as they continue to provide programming and a quality facility for the region.
Saturday, December 21, 1pm - 10th Annual TubaChristmas
This exciting and unique concert presents traditional Christmas carols, played only on tubas, baritones, and euphonium horns. Free, although donations are gratefully accepted to help offset expenses for the event, and support other work of the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. Performed at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Colebrook.
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, contact Charlie Jordan at (603) 246-8998 or 237-9302.
Tickets are available at Fiddleheads at 110 Main Street in Colebrook, as well as at the door on the night of the concert.
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsVarious 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 artists from Pittsburg, NH, Colebrook, NH, West Stewartstown, NH, Canaan, VT and Coaticook, PQ. The mission of the group is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Southeastern Quebec. Members are able to participate in exhibits, receive reimbursement for conducting workshops, and be involved with other art-related activities sponsored by CRAG. Artists and artisans (photographers, quilters, wood carvers, basket makers, jewelers, etc.) wanting to exhibit should visit the website or call (802) 266-3687. Various workshops offered - check website or call for details.
Please visit www.ArtSpider.net to view a promotional video relating to CRAG. ArtSpider does a superb job of promoting the arts in New Hampshire.
Artists exhibiting at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC). Rick Cadieux is the artist of the month at the ISHC and Helene Masson is the artist of the month at the UCVH. CRAG members Britni White and Pat Klinefelter are exhibiting their photos and paintings at the Great North Woods Interpretive Center. Roxanne Herres is exhibiting her photos at the Tillotson Center. For more information about Roxanne, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.
Thursday, December 19, 4pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.
Fiddleheads - a Great North Woods ShoppeTuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Great North Woods Shoppe
110 Main Street, Colebrook (603) 237-9302
Promoting the talents of local, regional and national artisans in all mediums. The fundraising CD, entitled "The Fireside Fiddlers, Volume 1: Common Fiddle Tunes of Coos County New Hampshire," is available, the sales of which will benefit the new Tillotson Center for performing, visual and heritage arts now being built in Colebrook.
Exhibiting Connecticut River Artisan Group (CRAG)
Womens Retreat in Northern NH, An Oasis of SimplicityEnchanted Acres
Pittsburg (603) 582-5404
Women will have time for themselves for relaxation and rejuvenation, to experience living simply without electricity in a natural and rustic setting, to have the opportunity to read, write letters, express themselves creatively through mediums such as painting, collages, weaving, coloring, or to simply do nothing without feeling guilty.
Workshops are free for overnight guests and basic supplies will be provided. Participation will always be optional. Additional spaces may be available for those not able to stay overnight. Please contact Barbara for details and reservations via email, website or Facebook page.
Office open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm
Orleans County Historical Society Events, Classes & ProgramsWednesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm (Museum tours)
Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington, VT 05860 (802) 754-2022
Orleans County Historical Society Adult Education Programs take place at the Museum with classes, craft workshops, speakers and off the Museum grounds in places of local historic interest. Select classes have online registration; visit http://oldstonehousemuseum.org/education to register online. For more information, call or email email@example.com
|GORHAM & BERLIN AREA|
Gorham Historical Society: Town and Railroad MuseumDepending upon volunteer availability; call or email in advance to confirm schedule
25 Railroad Street (by town park)
Gorham (603) 466-5338 (Contact: Reuben Rajala)
Explore the rich history of the town, the area and the railroad through artifacts, photographs, railroad exhibits and equipment, including Baldwin steam engine, B&M diesel engine, Russell snowplow and caboose. Museum located within a 1907 Grand Trunk Railway station (used as station until 1968), with a model railroad and unique Crockett-Quinn GTR Railroadania exhibit in railroad boxcars. Most of the museum and several boxcars are handicapped accessible. For more information, or to assure the Museum will be open when you are in town, call or email the Society. Admission is by donation.
Directions: Route 2 and 16 into Gorham (Main Street). Railroad Street is one block south of Main Street and the town common, near the Town Hall.
Visit the Publications section on www.randolph.nh.gov/Local%20Interest.htm for more event listings
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Randolph Public Library EventsSaturdays & Mondays, 10am-12noon; Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3-8pm
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30 - Hop-Off-The-Bus: Children's Book Group
A story will be read aloud each week, small activities connected with the story will be included throughout, and an after-school snack will be provided. School age children grades 1+ are welcome (written permission required; please stop by the Library to pick up a form). Younger children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. The Randolph bus usually arrives at the Library between 3:15-3:25pm. The program will end at 4:30pm and children must be picked up or met at the Library at that time.
All events are free to the public. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.
For more information: email Laura Jamison or call at (603) 723-1004
WREN Workshops, Farmers Market & Technology ClassesTuesdays, 12noon-7pm and Thursdays 10am-2pm
921 Main Street, Berlin (603) 869-9736
Wednesday, December 4, 6-8pm - Not Your Mama's Knitting Group
We are a fiber arts group who enjoy creating in the company of other crafters. Besides knitting and crocheting, we embroider, tat, needlepoint, braid rugs, spin, make dolls, macrame, cross-stitch, and more. Always looking for new members and new crafts, whether you are a beginner or master, or are just interested in learning a craft. Come check us out... it's fun and it's free. Every first Wednesday of the month. Join our Facebook page, Not Your Mama's Knitting Group. For more information, call Carol (603) 752-5604
Friday, January 10, 6-9pm - NOT a Normal Art Class
Bring a bottle of your favorite adult beverage to this adult class, invite friends, and enjoy a step-by-step instruction by Andre Belanger. A professional artist for 30 years, Andre will share his skills, knowledge, insights and humorous instruction for a painting class. BYOB and create your way to a piece of artwork to bring home. Bring your own brushes and paints if you have them. Class starts on time, so come a touch earlier to get settled in. Must register in advance, as limited space is available.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7pm - Silent Warrior Martial Arts
Grandmaster John Schmaing and long time student, Sensei Adam Cloutier, teach the art of Ninpo Chuan Fa, a martial art that combines the fluidity, grace and peacefulness of Meditation, Yoga and Tai Chi Chuan, with the effectiveness and power of martial arts such as Kenpo, Judo, AIki-Jitsu and Ninpo.
Wednesdays, 12noon-1pm - Yoga
Jessica Ball is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher. Classes are open enrollment; feel free to drop in and drop out as your schedule allows.
By appointment - Computer/Web Tutorials and Technical Assistance
When it comes to computers, everyone is at their own learning level, with personal questions about programs and a unique set of needs. Get the one-on-one attention you've been desiring as you learn the basics and beyond in topics such as getting started on Facebook, using Microsoft Publisher, or setting up an email account. Call (603) 733-6812 to set up an appointment.
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White Mountain Cafe & Bookstore Exhibits and EventsDaily, 7am-4pm
212 Main Street, Gorham (603) 466-2511
The White Mountain Cafe Gallery
Our back wall is dedicated to the work of talented North Country artists who live and create art in our midst. Throughout the Cafe, discover the beautiful White Mountain photography of Jerry and Marcy Monkman.
Sunday, December 8, 1-4pm - White Mountain Authors Holiday Book Signing Event
A variety of well-known White Mountain authors will be on hand to visit with readers, sign books and discuss their areas of expertise. Drop by, meet the authors, and get your copies signed for the White Mountain enthusiast on your holiday list. Attending authors include: Mike Dickerman, who will be signing copies of his new books, "White Mountains Hiking History" and "Stories from the White Mountains." At 3:30pm, Mike will present a thirty-minute slide show, featuring photos from the new books. Mike will also have on hand copies of earlier titles he has authored, co-authored or edited.
Ben English, co-editor of "Our Mountain Trips Volumes I & II"
Dykstra Eusden and Brian Fowler, coauthors of "The Geology of New Hampshire's White Mountains"
Jeff Leich, author of "Over the Headwall," a history of skiing in Tuckerman Ravine
Doug Mayer and Rebecca Oreskes, co-authors of "Mountain Voices: Stories of Life and Adventure in the White Mountains and Beyond"
Dan Szczesny, author of "The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie: A Hiking Journey of Discovery through New Hampshire’s 52 With a View Mountain List"
Other White Mountains authors will be on hand, too.
Berlin & Coos County Historical Society MuseumTuesday-Saturday, 12noon-4pm (or by appointment)
Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center
119 High Street, Berlin
(603) 752-4590 or (603) 752-7337
The Moffett House Museum presents exhibits on Berlin's rich history, encompassing its cultural, ethnic and industrial legacies. The museum is highlighting its collection of military memorabilia.
Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"
Reading Room is available for perusing through high school yearbooks or doing research in the many "Brown Bulletins", city reports, antique ledgers and various historical documents. Genealogy research available.
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham NotchSaturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2727
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
December 7 - Thrills and Spills in the North Country
This film will take you back to the times when winter sports blossomed throughout the Northeastern US, to Stowe and North Conway, Woodstock and Lake Placid. It includes scenes of ski-joring behind horses; cars and airplanes.ski races up main streets.and all those places where people enjoy winter. Produced and directed by Rick Moulton for the New England Ski Museum.
December 14 - In Search of Kawagarbo: The High, Unclimbed Peaks of China's Yunnan Province
Join photographer and climber Alexander Cohen for an exciting presentation. Kawagarbo (6,740m / 22, 112 ft),is considered the holy mountain to Tibetan Buddhists. Kawagarbo is known either as a warrior god or home to a warrior god, depending on how you see it. Miacimu to the south is his female consort. The 1991 attempt to summit the mountain was in January of that year, hoping to find more stable climbing conditions. An avalanche killed either 17 or 18 members of the team in their sleep. Climbing the peaks was made illegal soon afterward.
December 21 - Legends of American Skiing
This documentary follows the evolution of Alpine skiing form its rough and tumble days in the High Sierras in the mid 1800's to the 1936 winter Games when skiing first became an Olympic sport. Thrilling authentic footage and accounts by those where were there.
Wednesday, December 25 - Dr. Quackenbush Skis the Headwall
This famous ski comedy, filmed in 1940, follows Dr. Quackenbush to Cranmore, Wildcat and Tuckerman Ravine. Filmed by Sidney Shurcliff in New Hampshire's White Mountains, this famous comedy classic follows the misadventures of Dr. Erasmus B. Quackenbush from Mt. Cranmore to the Wildcat Race Trail to the heights of Tuckerman Ravine's legendary Headwall. Historic footage, spectacular skiing, "hill"arious comedy and a vintage musical score make this film great entertainment for the entire family.
Thursday, December 26 - 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 1920's. 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. A classic man-versus-nature story, Intrepid Descent pays homage both to the mountain and to the individuals who dare to pursue their passion.
Friday, December 27 - Friday Flicks
Join us for an after dinner movie. AMC Staff picks the flick, you sit back and enjoy.
December 28 - Dharma Montaña" (The Mountain Spirit)
Join piano soloist, composer, storyteller/poet, and former AMC Backcountry Caretaker, Cody Michaels for a four season celebration of New Hampshire's fabled White Mountains. The program will be in the Living Room of the Joe Dodge Lodge.
December 28 - The Biggest Dam Movie You Ever Saw
Take an intimate swim with beavers and experience the rich aquatic habitat of one of nature's greatest engineers. This film follows a family of beavers as they grow, play, and transform their world. The movie will be in the dining room.
Sunday, December 29 - The Allure of Tuckerman: A Snow Ranger's Perspective
USFS Snow Ranger Jeff Lane first visited Tuckerman Ravine in 2001, shortly after he was working there as and AMC caretaker, and not long after that was hired by the US Forest Service as a Snow Ranger. In this presentation, Jeff will talk about Mt. Washington and Tuckerman, and why so many people are drawn to these locations in all seasons.
Monday, December 30 - 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.
Tuesday, December 31 - Fire on the Mountain
A film documenting the 10th Mountain Division, America's only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. The thrilling story of these rugged, courageous men in all their glory
Programs are free & open to the public. Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change.
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Music in the Great North WoodsVenues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or (603) 326-3242 (information)
Music in the Great North Woods promotes and supports classical music in New Hampshire's North Country in new, as well as existing, venues. During the summer months, the non-profit organization sponsors a Master Organ Recital series and the Big Moose Bach Fest, with visiting musicians of international stature. Call, visit the website or email for detailed schedules and more information. Events are open to the public, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.
Saturday, December 21, 6pm - 2nd Annual Moosehead Feast Potluck and Carol-sing To Celebrate the Winter Solstice
December 21st marks the Winter Solstice, and Music in the Great North Woods will be once again celebrating with an English Renaissance feast potluck at Randolph Town Hall, to which everyone is cordially invited. Costumes are encouraged. The celebration will include Renaissance dishes brought by revelers, consumed in the "Castle Great Hall," with wassail, Hunter's Stew, flaming plum pudding, and mistletoe provided. In addition, familiar carols to sing, plus music by Benjamin Britten who would be 100 this ye! ar, will round out the affair. A Procession of the Moose Head (designed by Squire Tim Sappington) will begin the evening. Donations will benefit the Norton Scholarship program, a program of Music in the Great North Woods. For more information, contact Susan Ferre or Betsy Hess at 466-5718.
St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural HeritageSt. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1028
Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage.
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. Everyone who purchases a membership or gives a gift membership by December 31 will be entered into a drawing to win one of four free season memberships to be drawn at the Tim Sample opening show on Sunday, February 2. 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.
Wednesday, December 11 at 7pm, Friday, December 13 at 7pm and Sunday, December 15 at 2pm - North Country Community Chorus Christmas Concerts
Celebrating its 22nd season, the 50-member North Country Community Chorus will be accompanied this year by Alice Peters and Luis Cardenas. The popular and dynamic ensemble will present an exciting, diverse program designed to appeal to an audience of all ages. Each Christmas Concert in the series will open with a 30-minute performance by special guest artists. Wednesday evening will feature the beautiful North Country Bell Choir sharing Christmas favorites. Friday evening will feature Berlin High School’s popular, award-winning a-cappella chorus, Shockapella and the Sunday concert will bring young and up-coming pianist, Luis Cardenas, to the stage in an encore performance. Admission Wednesday is by donation of food, toy or cash to benefit the Salvation Army.
Events at Gorham's Medallion Opera House & Town HappeningsGorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322
Gateway Gallery & Gifts Showcases North Country ArtistsWednesday & Thursday, 12:30-5pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm (also by appointment)
36 Exchange Street, Gorham (603) 466-9900
Located at the northern edge of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in Gorham, Gateway Gallery & Gifts features White Mountain Memorabilia, work by North Country artists, and an eclectic sampling of gifts from framed fishing flies to jewelry from away - sometimes far away. Gateway Gallery specializes in custom framing using conservation materials and methods.
|HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)|
Haverhill Historical Society EventsBy appointment
Haverhill Historical Society's Kimball Store Museum
58 Court Street, Haverhill (603) 989-5953
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.
Tuesday, December 31, 6pm - New Year's Eve Ball, Celebrating Haverhill’s and Newbury’s 250th Anniversary
Join us as we begin our year-long celebration of “250 years as chartered neighbors” with Newbury. Music will be provided by the 18-piece Swing North Big Band, at the Robert E. Clifford Memorial Building (Woodsville Armory) in Woodsville, NH. Doors open at 6pm and a catered buffet dinner will begin at 7pm (BYOB; set-ups and ice will be available). Get your picture taken in the antique sleigh by Young’s Photography (additional fee required). There are only 200 tickets to this event, so get yours soon. Reservations are required by the deadline of December 15; your tickets will be held at the door. For more information, email email@example.com. Visit us at www.celebrate250.org or on Facebook at Haverhill/Newbury250th.
Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 9am-4pm
91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill (603) 787-2539
The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. Why not call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center? Call Deb or JoAnne for more details.
Thursday, December 5, 9:30am - Designers’ Place: Decorative Cards, with Jeanne
Thursday, December 5, 1pm - Age, Identity & Meaning, with Kesstan Blandin, PhD
Friday, December 6, 1pm & 3pm - Afternoon Mystery Tour & Holiday Tea for HMSC Volunteers
Please RSVP with JoAnne or Deb
Tuesday, December 10, 10am - Computer Class: Mapquest & Google Maps
The basics of finding your way without a GPS. Please preregister; all are welcome.
Wednesday, December 11, following lunch - The Vintage Voyagers Present!
Join us as we applaud our local writers whom have made HMSC one of their writing homes. HMSC’s Vintage Voyagers Writers will read from their notebooks of compositions. Everyone is welcome to this afternoon of entertainment.
Thursday, December 12, 11:30am - Woodsville High School Band Concert at HMSC
Thursday, December 12, 1pm - Grief Support Group
We all have experienced losses of different kinds. If you or someone you know is dealing with the pain of a loss, join us for a video and discussion.
Tuesday, December 17, 9am - American Sign Language, with Scott & Claire
Tuesday, December 17, 1pm - Join Florence Thornton for HMSC’s Depression & Anxiety Support Group. It is a safe, confidential and friendly environment. And it is free.
Wednesday, December 18, 10am - Publishing Your Book In Today’s Changing World
HMSC welcomes published author, educator & public speaker Tilia Jacobs. All are invited to this free, friendly and informative presentation. Call JoAnne HNSC for more information.
Thursday, December 19 - An Old Fashioned Yankee Swap, following our Holiday Dinner
Buy & wrap a small gift, place it under the tree, and join the fun.
HMSC is closed December 25 & 26 and January 1 for the holidays
Tuesday, December 31, 10am - Computer Class: Introduction to Spreadsheets
Creating and uses of spreadsheets. Linking worksheets and workbooks. Printing all or part of a worksheet. Please preregister; all are welcome.
Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music
Tuesdays, 9am-2:30pm - Nifty Needlers
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group
Thursdays, 9am - Art Class with Barb
|LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA|
Weeks Historic Site ProgramsSaturday & Sunday, September 7-October 14, 10am-5pm
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
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 4:30pm. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.
Whitefield Historical Society MuseumBy appointment
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Laconia Savings Bank
22 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-2466
Features displays on various facets of life in Whitefield over the years. Ongoing exhibits are also on display on the first floor of the Mountain View Grand year 'round and are updated periodically.
Jefferson Historical Society Museum & ProgramsCall for days & hours
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372
Collection is housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course. Permanent exhibits include early life in Jefferson, the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Slide, and the Waumbek Hotel photographs and memorabilia.
Meets first Tuesday of the month at 7pm - May through October meetings held at the Museum on Route 2, and November through April meetings are held at the Jefferson Elementary School on Route 115A. Everyone welcome.
Live & On Screen at Rialto TheatreRialto Theatre
80 Main Street (Route 2), Lancaster (603) 684-1121
New entertainment every week, covering a vast array of genres, providing recent run movies and unique viewing alternatives by bringing back classics, vintage films and nontraditional entertainment.
Tickets will be available at the door on the night of the movie, as well as in advance by calling (603) 631-1138 or (603) 237-9302. Advance tickets are also available at Fiddleheads on Main Street in Colebrook.
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The Colonel Town PlayersLancaster Town Hall
Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788 4827
Since starting in the early 1970s, the Colonel Town Players
have continuously produced shows, usually with a Fall
musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional
reviews and cabarets.
Appalachian Mountain Club Programs in Crawford NotchAppalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-4453
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
|LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)|
Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities ScheduleWednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 37 Village Road, Town Square
Curious George Cottage, 7 Noon Peak Road (next to WV Elementary School)
Waterville Valley (603) 236-3308
Activities are a mixture of art and science, the physical and intellectual, young and old, and ever-present curiosity: the foundation for a multi-generational center for learning and exploration. Check website for full listing of happenings, including snowshoe hikes, full-moon ski trips and numerous hikes. Admission is by donation. Please preregister for events.
Rey Center has numerous volunteer needs & opportunities - if you can lend a hand, stop by the Rey Center or call volunteer coordinator Leigh Ann Reynolds or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through December 22 - Rey Center 3rd Annual Artisan Fair
Shop for unique locally hand-made gifts this season. A variety of local artisans will be displaying and selling their arts and crafts - everything from handmade holiday ornaments to quilts to watercolors. A portion of proceeds support the Rey Center's art education programs for all ages. Regular open hours are Wednesdays–Saturdays, 10am-5pm, and Sundays, 10am-2pm. Open to the public free of charge.
Thursday December 5 - Town Square Customer Appreciation Day
Visit the shops and restaurants in Town Square to receive discounts. The Rey Center is offering 10% off books by Margret and H.A. Rey.
Tuesday-Thursday, December 10-12, 1-4pm - Art Workshop: Watercolor for Beginners
Join artist Tamsin Zimbone for this 3-day watercolor workshop. Tamsin will provide the layout for a landscape scene, and then together, step-by-step, you will paint. All materials included. No experience necessary. You will leave with a completed painting. Adults and youth ages 15+. Advance registration required.
Saturday December 14 - Story Songs: A Children’s Book Reading by Author & Illustrator Marcia Santore
Join Plymouth, NH artist, Marcia Santore, for a reading from "StorySongs," her new set of three Christmas-themed books. Marcia Santore's vibrant illustrations transform three traditional Christmas carols into contemporary stories. The three stories, Good King Wenceslas, In the Bleak Midwinter, and The Snow Lay on the Ground, are about families working together to be more helping, accepting and giving. Each story includes sheet music for vocal and beginner piano. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author after the reading. A portion of the proceeds support the Rey Center's art, science and nature education programs for all ages. Admission is by donation.
Saturdays , December 28 & January 4, 6:30pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
Join us during the new moon for monthly stargazing nights at the H.A. Rey Observatory. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the NH Astronomical Society will be your guide. Bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. There is no charge to attend; donations are welcome.
Wednesday, January 8, 10:30am-12noon - Curiosity Club for Kids
A program that meets once a month covering a new science topic each month. Outside clothes are recommended as there may be some dirt involved. There is a minimum of 10 participants per session. Advance registration required. Ages 6 and up. This club will meet the first Wednesday of each month (usually) from October-March.
Saturdays, 11am & 4pm - Curious George Story Time
Pull up a bean-bag chair to hear stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious George series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Saturdays, 4:30-6pm - Literary Discussion Group
Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Readings are provided in advance by email and at the Rey Center. For adults.
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NCCA's Theatre at Papermill Theatre & Children's Touring Co.Jean's Playhouse, Papermill Theatre
10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 745-2141
The North Country Center for the Arts & Papermill Theatre 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.
Children's Theatre Touring Company
Fun family entertainment geared towards adults and children ages 3 and up. Each show runs approximately 30 minutes and concludes with a meet & greet and autograph signings with cast members. The Children's Theatre company travels to eight communities during the summer season, with a new show opening each week (check the website for the full community schedule).
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm, December 5-22 - A Christmas Carol
Come early on Opening Night (Thursday, December 5) for
free hot chocolate and appetizers, starting at 6:30pm.
A full cast of local actors will reenact the tale of miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge, who meets the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, and three spirits who teach him the true meaning of Christmas.
Tuesday, December 10, 6pm - Annual Meeting & Potluck Social
Join us for a special evening as we celebrate our successes in 2013 and look ahead to the future. Open to all supporters and friends of the North Country Center for the Arts & Jean's Playhouse. If your last name begins with a letter between... A and F, please bring a vegetable; G and K, please bring a salad or appetizer; L and Q, please bring a dessert; R and Z, please bring a casserole. If you have expertise in a certain delicious specialty and it is not in your name category, please feel free to bring it. At the home of Ruth Ballmer, Suzan Ballmer and Mark Pitts & Family at The Birches, Route 175, North Woodstock (about 1/2 mile after the bridge headed south, on the right - sign out front).
Friday & Saturday, December 20 & 21, 8pm at the Woodstock Station, and Thursday-Saturday, December 26-28, 7:30pm at Jean’s Playhouse - The SantaLand Diaries
A little Christmas snark for your stocking. Fran Page will take the stage again in the one-man show, an essay written by American comedian David Sedaris and adapted for the stage. The SantaLand Diaries is the bitingly hilarious account of Sedaris’ short-lived experience working as a Christmas elf at Macy’s in New York City over the holidays. For mature elves only.
Monday, December 30, 7:30pm - Warren Miller's 64th Annual Ski Film: Ticket to Ride
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & LecturesClosed during the winter, call for information
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159 (Carol Riley)
The Museum reflects the everyday life of past years with lots of photos, displays of logging, Civilian Conservation Corps, Hotels and Inns, and personal memorabilia of folks who lived in this river valley mainly from the 1890s to the present. The Museum is a former church that was built by J.E. Henry in 1909, and the Society has published a 2013 calendar to benefit its building rehabilitation project. The calendar can be purchased at Goodie's Mobil at 85 Main Street in Lincoln, Fadden's General Store at 109 Main Street in N. Woodstock, as well as Daydreams Hair and Nail Studio at 264 Main Street, Lincoln in the Depot Plaza. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the project.
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.
Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public LibraryMonday-Friday, 12noon-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, (603) 745-8159
Exhibiting through December 30 - Land and Lake Scapes — the Digital Drawings of Marian Federspiel
Marian Federspiel is a digital painter of landscapes and lakescapes in the Mountain and Lakes Regions of New Hampshire. Marian creates images using pixels as her “paint” and a mouse as her “brush” and the computer monitor as her “canvas.” The painting process is similar to traditional painting. A scene inspires an image in her mind and pencil sketches and photos are taken for reference. The scene is then “hand drawn” with the mouse. The images are not manipulated photographs; they are drawn by the artist’s hand. After the image is created, it is printed on archival matte paper. The result is a brilliantly-colored serigraph-like print. Work can be viewed on the web at www.mfederspiel.com.
Thursday, December 12, 3pm - Financial Seminar: Hatching a Nest Egg
Transition from Asset Accumulation to Retirement Distribution & Fixed Income in a Rising Rate Environment
Today's income markets present new challenges. How do I find income in today's low-yield markets? How can I address the risks of rising rates? How can I prepare my portfolio for higher inflation? What can I do to ease the tax burden? Because while the markets change, your priorities don't. Presenter: Bill Sheehan, presented by Flatiron Financial Group. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Carol Riley, Library Director. Free and open to all interested parties.
Wednesday, January 29, 5pm - Movie Night
Advanced reservations are required; call to reserve your seat and find out what film we will be showing. Last Wednesday of each month (usually).
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.
|LITTLETON AREA (including Bethlehem, Lisbon & St. Johnsbury, VT)|
League of NH Craftsmen Gallery & Littleton Studio SchoolLeague of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1066
The Littleton Studio School is an affiliate of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. The School is an extension of the League's mission to bring the experience of fine craftmaking to the North Country through classes and workshops for children, adults and seniors. Becoming a League of NH Craftsmen Member entitles you to discounts on workshops and classes, invitations to receptions and special events, in addition to other benefits.
Please call, email or stop by the League or the Book Store for the latest class schedule or to reserve your place in a class. The schedule is also available online, or email your request to receive updates on our workshop offerings. Any student under 18 will need a parent's signature. Unless noted otherwise, preregistration is required for all classes; full tuition is due at the time of registration. For more information and registration, call Tina Gorman at the school. Gift certificates available.
Connect with the Studio School using Facebook, Twitter and Blogging. Visit the website to learn what is happening in the Studio, and communicate with other students, the instructors and many others.
Mondays, through December 9, 6-8pm - Realism & Abstract (Beauty & The Beast) Acrylic Painting
Join Jason Tors & Ken Kimball to develop both your realistic and abstract painting. Learn tricks and techniques for painting realistic still life subjects, as well as concepts and tricks in abstract painting. Its up to you where the two converge.
Tuesdays, through December 10, 10am-12:30pm - Clay Handbuilding, with Maria Neal
For both hand builders and throwers, this class will enrich students' work by introducing new and effective ways of working with surface. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students.
Tuesdays OR Thursdays, through December 12, 6-9pm OR Wednesdays, through December 11, 9am-12noon - Throwing/Handbuilding, with Alison Dodd
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Open to students with any level of experience, for ages 12+.
Saturday, December 14, 10am-5pm - Enameling... Color Play, with Lucy Golden
Enameling is the age-old art of fusing colorful glass to metal. In this class, beginning and ongoing students will be introduced to techniques of sifting, using stencils and graffito, among others. In addition, to the exciting colors of enamel that are available, inclusions of millefiori beads and silver wire and foil can be added as accents. Students will have at least one finished piece by the end of the day. Age 16+
Saturday, December 14, 11am-3pm - Dichroic Glass Jewelry Trunk Show at the League Gallery
Glass artist GiGi Laberge will bring a collection of her dichroic glass art and jewelry to the Littleton League of NH Craftsmen Gallery. “Dichroic” glass literally means “two-colored,” named for its amazing multi-colored and reflective properties. It appears to have more than one color when viewed from different angles, making it especially exciting when used in making jewelry. It is treated with a special coating, which has no inherent color of its own, but bends light to reflect colors in the same way that a prism creates rainbows. The trunk show is free and everyone is welcome.
Sunday, 1-4pm; Tuesday 2-5pm; Wednesday 12noon-3pm; Friday 10am-1pm - Clay Open Studio
Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio
Tuesdays, 6-9pm - Metals/Jewelry Open Studio is available for students to work on class projects or for independent work. A monitor will be available to oversee the studio and to answer questions.
Thursdays, 9-11:30am - Mixed Media Open Studio: Watercolor~Oils~Acrylic~Pastels
Hosted by Susan Retz & Betsy Fraser, join fellow artists in an opportunity to work with friends. Get tips, tricks and "another perspective" from experienced professionals. Each participant provides his or her own materials, the rest of the group provides the company. Open to all, no experience necessary. Walk-ins welcome, no need to register.
The ARTS Gallery Exhibits, Events & ClassesWednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
28 Main Street, Lisbon (603) 838-2300
Cooperative arts gallery featuring juried works by North Country artists from NH & Vermont. The ARTS Gallery is a non-profit artisan cooperative operating under the umbrella of the Ammonoosuc Region Arts Council (www.lisbonartsgallery.com/arac). Interested in becoming an ARTS Gallery member, visit www.lisbonartsgallery.com/membership on the web.
To register for classes, or for more information, please contact Janus Balog at email@example.com or 838-5076, or stop by the Gallery. Registration forms are on the Gallery website at www.theartsgallery.yolasite.com/events-and-info, as well as at the Gallery. If you have a particular interest or would like to offer a class please contact the ARTS Gallery.
Saturday, December 7, 10am-3pm - Lisbon ARTS Gallery Annual Cookie Walk
...or until all cookies are gone. Containers are provided. Featuring local artisans offering a large selection of Christmas gifts. Our products include wall art, pottery, jewelry, greeting and note cards, handmade crafts and many other gift items.
| Innkeepers Lon and Nancy Henderson
Events at Sunset Hill House231 Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill (603) 823-5522 or (800) 786-4455
Special packages for the quintessential New England Thanksgiving - choose your favorite room, then the Thanksgiving package when booking online.
We're hard at work preparing for the holidays. If you want to be an elf and help us decorate, just give a call. You'll stay for free as long as you're hanging up decorations!
Free Christmas Tree Excursion at the Rocks Estate.
All guests staying 2 nights (between 11/28-12/21) will receive a free weekend excursion to the award-winning Rocks Estate, where you will enjoy a horse drawn ride, cut your own Christmas tree (or select a pre-cut tree) and a beautiful handmade wreath. This opportunity is NOT open to the public. Book online and use promo code ROCKS (case sensitive) at check out.
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The Rocks Estate Programs & EventsOpen daily, year-round
The Rocks Estate
4 Christmas Lane (off Route 302), Bethlehem (603) 444-6228 or (800) 639-5373
Owned by The Society for Protection of NH Forests, The Rocks is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 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.
Daily, November 23-December 24, 10am-4pm - Christmas Tree Season
Weekend visitors to The Rocks may enjoy a range of activities, from horse-drawn wagon rides through the historic and picturesque Estate to roasting marshmallows in the fire pit and noshing on freshly popped kettle corn. The Rocks’ own Green Father Christmas will greet visitors young and old each Saturday, presenting children with fir tree seedlings to bring home.
In addition to Christmas trees, The Rocks also offers an array of classic and whimsically decorated handmade wreaths, garland, ornaments, and Christmas tree accessories. The farm boasts two shops, brimming with unique gift items and holiday décor.
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 (www.forestsociety.org). All are welcome. The winter series is held Wednesdays in February.
| Contact: Andrea M. Fitzgerald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: PO Box 6, Lisbon NH 03585
Lisbon Area Historical SocietyBy chance or appointment
6 South Main Street, Lisbon, (603) 838-6146
The Society's new museum in the Parker Block houses a collection of 18th, 19th and 20th century artifacts, papers, books, photographs, genealogies and other items relevant to Lisbon, Lyman and Landaff history. The Society's mission is to continue collecting artifacts, photographs, papers, genealogies and other items relevant to the area's rich history, in addition to aiding researchers and teaching the students in schools.
Public programs are held on various local subjects of interest. Past programs have included storyteller and humorist, Rebecca Rule; Salmon Hole Cemetery Walk with music provided by Jeff Warner; antiques appraisal events; Civil War programs with Dr. Joe Nyberg; Ogontz White Mountain Camp for Girls Program with Libbie Payne, Old Man of the Mountain program with Dick Hamilton, Curtains Without Borders with Chris Hadsel, and rescue of historic painted curtains. Major fundraisers have been publication of "Personal Traces, a Historical Collection of Personal Accounts from Lisbon, Lyman and Landaff, NH, Book One and Two" by Andrea M. Fitzgerald and reproduction of the George Norris 1883 Birds-eye Map of Lisbon. All profits from the books and maps benefit the Lisbon Area Historical Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. A grant was also awarded from NH Electric Co-op Foundation to conserve Lisbon’s original 1790 manuscript map of Lisbon.
| Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the
The Frost Place Museum Events & ReadingsThe Frost Place Museum
158 Ridge Road, Franconia (603) 823-5510
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.
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. All submissions for next
year's recipients of the 2014 Dartmouth Poet in
Residence at The Frost Place Competition and the Annual
Frost Place Chapbook Fellowship are accepted online.
Submission period is October 1-December 31; see
website for more details and information.
WREN Local Works & the Gallery at WRENDaily, 10am-5pm
2011 Main Street & 22 Park Avenue, Bethlehem (603)
869-3100 or 869-9736
Dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods, the Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network's mission is to inspire, create and connect through economic, educational, personal and community development. Along with presenting 2 open-call member shows (in April & December), The Gallery presents 10 curated shows each year, with opening receptions on the First Friday of the month.
WREN Local Works Gallery exhibiting at Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods
Exhibiting through January 6 - Annual Wren Member Small Works Show
Acrylic and oil paintings, photography, pastels, watercolors, batiks, fiber art, sculpture, mosaics and mixed media collages are but a sampling of what’s in store for the public at this celebrated yearly exhibit. Priced affordably, these works of art make perfect gifts for the holidays. The exhibit features the works of WREN members working in a wide range of media, sharing one constraint: the work must measure less than 12”x12” or 144 square inches. Among the artists who will be showing work are: Michele Johnsen, Kristin Pobatschnig, Jeanette Fournier, Fletcher Manley, Kristine Lingle, Jon Stroker, Kitty Kerner and Carol Dillingham. Free and open to the public. Everyone is invited.
Thursday, December 12, 5-7pm - Annual WREN Holiday Party
Saturday, December 14, 10am - The Annual WREN Cookie Walk
Held in the Gallery at WREN until the cookies are gone
Calling all cookie bakers! Held support WREN with this fundraiser. Cookies can be dropped off on Friday, December 13, from 10am-5pm. For more info, contact Cookie Walk Coordinator extraordinaire, Mary Fowler: email@example.com
Mondays, 5-6:15pm and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45pm - Yoga, with Katrine
All levels accommodated. Drop-ins welcome. Call (603) 838-2421 for complete information.
By appointment - Computer/Web Tutorials
Get one-on-one attention as you learn the basics and beyond in topics such as QuickBooks, getting started on Facebook, using Microsoft Publisher, or setting up an email account. Call (603) 869-9736 to set up an appointment.
Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & EventsFridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend to Halloween, 1-4pm (Or by special request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000
The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Recently acquired antique farm equipment is on display in the side yard. Work continues on a scale model of the Brooks and Whitney Bobbin Mill. The Brooks family exhibit will be displaying artifacts and items throughout the museum's 1800s farmhouse and outbuildings.
Happenings at the Bethlehem Public LibraryMonday & Thursday, 1-7pm; Tuesday, 9:30am-1pm; Wednesday & Friday, 1-4:30pm; Saturday, 9am-12noon
2155 Main Street, Bethlehem (603) 869-2409
Saturday, December 14, 9am - Readers Café Book Discussion
Share your thoughts, whether you liked the book or not. Refreshments are provided. Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month (usually). Copies of the book are available at the Library, and the discussion is open to all who have read the book.
Saturdays, 10am-12noon - Sit 'N' Knit
Bring your current knitting or crocheting project to work on, ask others for help, and share your completed projects. All abilities are welcome. The event is free and open to the public.
Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm (closed when the weather is bad)
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton (603) 444-6050
Check website for full listing of activities.
We would like to extend a welcome to anyone interested in helping us to decorate the Senior Center for the holidays.
Saturday, December 7, 9am-1pm - Christmas Bazaar
A nice variety of crafters as well as a white elephant table. All are welcome, with lunch available.
Monday, December 16, 5:30pm - Lights in Littleton
We will be taking both vans around Littleton to see the twinkling lights around town, returning to the Center to a wonderful 7pm concert by The Bell Ringers from Grace Methodist Church from St Johnsbury. Reserve your space; donations for concert are welcomed but
Tuesday, December 17, 1pm - Line Dancing with Billye
Wednesday, December 18, 12:45pm - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month. No Knitters Group in July or August
Friday, December 20 (after lunch) - Second Graders Concert and Cookies
Sharon Dodge from Lakeway School will be bringing the second graders to sing. Then, they will sit down and share some delightful cookies and conversation with us.
Tuesday, December 31 - New Year’s Eve Party
Come dressed to party and bring your noisemakers, with live music and a bubbly toast at 12noon. Celebrate with a lovely New Year's buffet.
Tuesday, December 31, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub
Mondays, 1pm - Yoga (new members welcome)
Tuesdays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (beginners welcome)
Wednesdays, 11am - Piano Music by Charles
Fiddleheads "On the River"Monday-Saturday
Above Millers Cafe and Bakery, adjacent to the Littleton Grist Mill
16 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-8044
Offering one-of-a-kind fine American crafts by local, regional and national artisans. Jewelry, pottery, blown glass, fine leather, wooden ware, mixed media and original art.
|MT. WASHINGTON VALLEY (including western Maine, Tamworth & Freedom)|
Jackson Grammar School & Whitney Community Center EventsWhitney Community Center & Jackson Grammar School
Route 16A, Jackson (603) 383-6861
The Community Center offers many options and spaces for public use. There is a large, multipurpose Main Hall with a stage and seating up to 250. The bright Art Room has working height tables and stools to accommodate about 15 people. A small conference room, with a table and chairs, is an additional option for up to 8 people. The large Kitchen has a gas stove and countertop space, with a pass through into the Main Hall. Detailed information and availability can be found on the Grammar School's website. Handicap accessible.
Do you have an interest or hobby you would love to share with the JGS students? If so, we would be delighted to have you to join us after school and teach us all about it; please touch base with Meredith Piotrow to schedule a program.
Mondays, December 9 & 23, 6-8pm - Women's Writing Group
Second & fourth Monday each month (usually - call to confirm)
Tuesday, December 10, 6pm - Jackson Grammar School Winter Concert in the Whitney Center
Friday, December 13, 1:15-2:30pm - Kids Care Crafts Fair at WCC
Wrapping paper, handmade cards, ornaments and lots of other fun and fabulous student created items, plus a cookie walk and a gently used toy auction. Proceeds will benefit the three charities selected by JGS students this year—Jackson Bartlett Food Pantry, Wounded Warriors Project, and Mrs. Crowell’s TOGO project.
Friday, December 27, 6:30-9pm - Whitney Center Dance
Ballroom, Latin, Swing or whatever. Partners are not necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Bring CDs of your favorite kind of dance music to share if you like. Dress is casual or dressy. Admission is free. Light refreshments provided. Regularly scheduled Friday dance (call to confirm date).
Tuesdays, 5:30-6pm & 6-7pm and Fridays, 8:30-9:30am - Zumba
Taught by Dottie Aiello, a licensed instructor, also a Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. For more information, call (978) 790-3375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation EventsDaily, 9am-5pm
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to read or dress up as a Character, please call or contact Gina at email@example.com. Join us to read to the preschools or to dress up as Olivia or Pooh.
Weekends, through December 22 - Volunteer for the Polar Express Event!
There are two shows each night at 4:30pm and 7pm, except on Sunday when we have only the earlier show.
There are many volunteer opportunities during our Polar Express Event in both North Conway and Lincoln, NH.
Greeters - Be the first to welcome all of our excited families upon their arrival at the train station. Hand out programs, take tickets and help our guests aboard the train.
Chefs - Become one of the stars of the show aboard the train. Sing carols, pass out candy, serve hot cocoa and keep the magic alive.
Elves - Become an elf, greet guests as they arrive at the North Pole and guide them along the path with the glow of your lantern.
If you are interested in learning more, please visit our website at polarexpress.org or contact Aimee (N. Conway) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gina (Lincoln) at email@example.com.
Theater in the Wood
Tuesdays, 9:30am - Scarf Folding
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be able to join us. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Tickets for evening performances are available for purchase online until 12noon the day of the show; after that, at the Box Office or by calling. For shows that are not sold out, tickets will also be available for purchase at the door at 7pm. Bring a picnic and a beverage of your choice, fermented or not. School Groups are welcome for all Children's Events at a special rate. Please call or contact Aimee at email@example.com for more information.
Conway Public Library Events & ProgramsMonday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-8pm, Wednesday 10am-6:30pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm
15 East Main Street, Conway (603) 447-5552
Artist of the Month - Ernest Oliver Brown
Saturday, December 14, 11am-2pm - Local Author Book Fair
Over 20 published authors, with books available for purchase and signing. Support these talented writers living in the North Country. If you are a published author living in the Mt. Washington Valley area (including western Maine) and would like to participate, please call to register or email Olga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, December 16, 10:15am - Morning Book Group discusses June O'Donal's "The Fryeburg Chronicles"
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. Stop by the Library to pick up a copy of the book to be discussed.
Tuesday, December 17, 6:30pm - Christmas Concert: Acapella Gold
Refreshments served. The public is invited.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, through December 19, 10:30am - Holiday Story Times
Older siblings and guests are always welcome. No registration necessary.
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.
Tuesday, December 31, 1pm - Library closes early for Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December Library closed for Christmas
Thursday, December 26, 1pm - Fiber Friends
This is an informal group for folks who work with fiber to share and learn from each other. Bring yarn, needles, spinning wheels, a current project, past accomplishment or future plan and join this comfortable group. Fourth Thursday of each month (usually).
Tuesday, December 31 - Library closes at 1pm for New Year's Eve
Wednesday, January 1 - Library closed for New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 7, 4:30pm - The White Mountain Writers group meets on the first Tuesday of each month. All genres and ages welcome. Potluck refreshments; the Library provides beverages. Call with any questions.
Monday, January 13, 6pm - Open Mic Night for poets, writers, acoustic musicians and storytellers of all ages. Sign up for a 5-minute slot when you arrive. The featured artist of the evening takes the floor at 7pm, following a break for refreshments. Listeners welcome. Meets quarterly, on the second Monday each month (usually), January, March, June and September.
Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm - Next Gen
Great food and great fun for teens in grade 6 and older, whether planning projects, choosing books and films, playing games, talking and eating. For details, visit the website or call the Library.
The Library offers an outreach program to day care facilities throughout the Town of Conway. Call to schedule the delivery of books, materials and/or live story times. These services are free.
Arts Council of Tamworth Programs & Concert SeriesTamworth Village (603) 323-0104 or 323-7182
Visit ACT's website for more information, including ticket purchase, on all of the performances.
We're moving! Arts Council of Tamworth is pulling up stakes at artstamworth.org and heading over to artconnectsus.org. The "new house" is a little untidy, but we look forward to inviting you in soon to see our new user-friendly arts event calendar page and more.
Arts Council of Tamworth is the nonprofit of the month at the Tamworth Lyceum this November. 10 cents of every coffee purchase will be donated to ACT.
Arts Jubilee Summer Concert SeriesCranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
North Conway (603) 356-5543
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 the north slope at Cranmore. Bring your own picnic blanket or lawn chairs; food and beverages available on the Deck or bring your own picnic supper. Headline concerts begin at approximately 7pm, with an early concert by area performers at 6pm. 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.
A White Mountain ChristmasSaturday, December 14, 7pm
First Church of Christ Congregational
White Mountain Highway, North Conway (603) 447-6096
A sparkling holiday celebration designed for the whole family to enjoy, the concert will feature Ray Cornils, Municipal Organist for the city of Portland, Maine, the Parish Ringers Bell Choir from Brunswick, Maine and the White Mountain Singers. The audience will be treated to such seasonal favorites as: A Grand Fastasia on Joy to the World, O Holy Night, The Coventry Carol, Let it Snow, and many others. The program will include In Dulci Jubilo - the beloved fourteenth-century German carol arranged especially for a cappella SA chorus, and Tidings of Joy, a collage of carols filled with the Christmas spirit and accompanied by 4-hand piano and bell choir.
The acoustics of the church’s sanctuary will lend themselves especially to all aspects of the music planned for this holiday presentation, featuring a newly restored pipe organ. The program, which is a concert rather than a service of worship, is presented by White Mountain Musical Arts and is open to everyone who enjoys the music of the season.
Admission will be by a suggested donation of $15 for adults, and children accompanied by an adult are free and encouraged to attend. Proceeds from the program will support future concerts presented by White Mountain Musical Arts. Tickets available in advance and at the door. Handicap accessible, with parking available behind the building.
Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo GalleryThursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050
Fine art landscape photography. 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.
Limited Edition Canvas Series
For the very first time, owner Dana Clemons, is releasing a Limited Edition Canvas Series, offering a maximum of 200 canvas productions of select images. These pieces will be available only at art shows. All images were created shooting slide film, then scanned, and printed. There are no color filters used, or color 'painted in', and only rarely a polarizing filter used.
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PO Box 8, Jackson, NH 03846
Jackson Historical Society Programs, Museum, Art GallerySaturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm, and by chance or appointment
Jackson Historical Society (located in old Town Hall)
23 Black Mountain Road (Route 16A), Jackson (603) 383-4060 or 383-9922
Museum of 19th Century White Mountain Art paintings, interesting artifacts, photographs, memorabilia and antique map collection depicting the life of Jackson residents and visitors. View an amazing 4 1/2 foot wide panorama photograph of Jackson. Free and open to the public. Be sure to visit the historical wayside signs along the west bank of the Wildcat River in Jackson.
Support the Society
The Historical Society has recently completed a multi-year restoration of Jackson's Town Hall. The downstairs now houses its exhibits, archives and office. The second floor has been renovated as a museum for the display of 19th century White Mountain art. There is still a shortfall between what was raised and what was spent. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to the Society in your year-end giving. Also visit the online store for great items that help support the Society.
The beautiful quilt made by the members of the Jackson Sewing Club as part of the celebrations for Jackson's bicentennial in the year 2000 has been moved from the Town Office to the Jackson Historical Society at the Old Town Hall, where it can now be seen and enjoyed by all.
River Arts Gallery is a cooperative of local artists who have the privilege of displaying their artwork an the Historical Society on the stage area on the first floor. The group hosts several shows/openings annually.
Exhibiting through February 1- Shapleigh From the Inside Out
Frank Shapleigh (1842-1906) was a prolific painter of landscapes. This exhibitions offers numerous interior paintings juxtaposed for interesting comparisons, featuring 25 of Shapleigh's barn and kitchen paintings that look from the inside, through an open window or door, to an exterior landscape. Shapleigh lived in Jackson just above the current post office. The catalogue is being prepared by Jamie LaFleur and will include an essay on Shapleigh by art historian Charles Vogel and an essay on barn construction in the 19th century by Robert Cottrell, Director of the Henney History Room at the Conway, NH Public Library.
Thursday, December 12, 7pm - Program: Old Man of the Mountain
The next meeting of the Society will be held at the Whitney Center, with a program recognizing the 10th Anniversary of the collapse of the Old Man of the Mountain that ended a nearly 200-year relationship between the people of New England and the Profile. Geologist Brian Fowler, our speaker, who supervised more than 25 years of stability studies on the Profile for the State of NH, will present a uniquely illustrated "remembrance" that describes the Profile's formation, its geologic structure, the mechanisms of its delicate stability and collapse, and some of the efforts that were made to save and to remember it. Plan to arrive early and enjoy refreshments and conversation with fellow members. As is our usual practice, we invite the public to also attend.
Eastman Performing Arts Center and Pace Galleries of ArtBox Office: Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm (or by appointment)
Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy
18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg, ME (207) 935-9232
Fryeburg Academy's Palmina S. and Stephen F. Pace Galleries of Art are free and open to the public during Box Office hours, and also during most performances in the Performing Arts Center or by appointment.
Sunday, December 8, 6:30pm - Jonathan Sarty and the Cold River Radio Band CD Release Concert & Live Auction
New England-based recording and performing artist Jonathan Sarty releases his new album with his new Cold River Radio Band. Preceding the performance will be a live auction to raise funds to offset the 2014 operations of The Cold River Radio Show. Among the featured items is an original oil on canvas by world renowned New England artist Erik Koeppel. Concert tickets are available at Spice and Grain Natural Foods Store in Fryeburg, White Birch Books in North Conway, J-Town Deli in Jackson, Waters Edge Gallery in Bridgton, Maine, online at www.coldriverradio.com, and at the door until sold out.
Saturday, December 14, 1pm - The Met Opera Live Presents: Verdi's Falstaff
The first new Met Falstaff since 1964—is set in the English countryside in the mid-20th century. Ambrogio Maestri sings the title role of the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff. Lake Region Caterers will provide a café-style lunch at 12noon in the LHE/PAC lobby. For more information
visit www.lakeregioncaterers.com. To reserve a meal call (207) 787-3327.
Upcoming Met Opera Live in HD Series:
February 8 - Rusalka
March 1 - Prince Igor
March 15 - Werther
April 5 - La Boheme
April 26 - Cosi Fan Tutte
May 10 - La Cenerentola
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Mount Washington Valley Band Concerts(603) 356-2096
The Mount Washington Valley Band is a traditional, New England community band, playing all types of music in the Valley for over 40 years. Alumni and new members are needed. Some loaner Instruments are available. Ages 12 & up - seniors and new members are welcome; call or email email@example.com.
Tuesdays, July & August, 6:30-7:30pm - Outdoor Band Concerts
Presented at the gazebo, next to the North Conway Community Center in the Village
Jackson Art Studio & Gallery, Classes and ExhibitsSaturday & Sunday, 11am-4pm and Monday-Friday, by appointment or by chance (November & December - Open til 5pm on Saturdays)
155 Ridge Road (across the street from David Baker's Art Gallery on Route 16), Jackson (603) 387-3463
Jackson Art is a working art studio, with an attached gallery featuring the work of local Mt. Washington Valley artists/artisans. Working artists demonstrating every weekend. Art classes for all ages and abilities, taught by professional artists and artisans, include our new Sip and Paint classes, Drawing, Plein Air Painting, Art Camps, Culinary Camps, Fashion Illustration, Teen Open Studio, Jewelry, Photography and more. Please preregister for classes, which are frequently being added to the website.
The Gallery includes work by local talented artists and artisans, including Rebecca Klementovich (Abstract Painting), Valentina Kobilansky (Oil Painting), June McLeavey (Monotype & Mixed Media), Melanie Barash Levitt (Painting & Watercolor Monotype), Marnie Cobbs (Painting, Gouche & Books), Bert Weiss (Glass), Joe Klementovich (Photography), Karen Eisenberg (Jewelry), Lori Badger (Mosaics & Jewelry), Anne Garland (Oil Painting), Randy Radcliff (Woodcuts), Doug Brown (Stone Lamps), Leslie David (Scarves), Jessica Mixer (Jewelry), Cole Scott (Photography), Joelle Goff (Acrylics), Boyan Moscov (Pottery), Janis Pryor (Pastels), Nathan Macomber (Glass) and Linda Gray (Oils). New artists are being added frequently; all artwork is for sale.
Private Parties Available: Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Wedding Parties, Corporate Event... Our instructor will guide you step by step. It's easy, stress free & affordable. Supplies included in fee.
Exhibiting through December 31 - The Many Moods of Mt. Washington Valley
Over 20 local artists interpretation of the Valley
After School Art Classes for Kids
Youth art scholarships available for those in need. Bartlett & Jackson students can take the bus right to the Studio.
Mondays, January 13, 20 & 27 and February 3, 3:45-5:30pm - Landscape/Still Life Painting for Kids, with Melanie Levitt
This class is for the student who wants to paint and learn techniques to improve their skills. We will work from photos and real life with lessons in color mixing, composition, value, and how to create depth in a painting. This class is for all levels and abilities. Paints, canvas, and use of all materials included. Ages 7-12
Make Fun Art, Not Fine Art! Sip and Paint Classes
Participants will spend an evening of creativity as they twist open their favorite bottle of wine (BYOB) and uncork their creativity. Or, come during the day, a great activity for kids or the whole family. Each date is structured around a specific painting; our instructor will guide you step by step in acrylics. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist.
Monday, December 9, 6pm - Octopus
Tuesday, December 10 OR Wednesday, January 15, 6pm - O'Keefe's Poppies
Saturday, December 14, 1pm - Funky Owl (great for kids or the whole family)
Monday, December 16 OR Friday, January 10, 6pm - Two Pears
Wednesday, December 18 OR Tuesday, January 7, 6pm - Tuscan Rooster
Saturday, December 21, 6pm - Winter on Mt. Washington
Thursday, December 26, 1pm - Birch Trees (for kids & adults - great family activity)
Friday, December 27, 6pm - Mt. Washington with Pines
Saturday, December 28, 1pm - Snowman on Ice Skates (for kids & adults - great family activity)
Sunday, December 29, 1pm - Wine Bottle & Glasses
Monday, December 30, 6pm - Jellyfish
Friday, January 3, 6pm - Sunflower
Saturday, January 4, 6pm - Snowman on Skiis (for kids & adults - great family activity)
Thursday, January 23, 6pm - Fall Pumpkin
Thursday, January 9, 5:30-8:30pm - Wrapped Beach Stones
Learn the process for wrapping stones to make jewelry, with Karen Eisenberg. Using string as a starting point to work out designs, copper wire will be used to make a finished wearable piece. Beach stones and sea glass will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own special stones with personal memories. There will be time to complete two pieces.
Sundays, January 12, 19 & 26 and February 2, 5-7:30pm - Teen Open Studio, with Melanie Levitt
In this intensive evening class, students will choose their area of interest from drawing or painting. Each students will work on their own individual project. This class is open to all levels and abilities and is a great class for students who want to be creative and improve their skills. Students are responsible for the bulk of their own supplies (also available from Jackson Art). Ages 13-19
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World Fellowship Center Workshops and Cultural Events368 Drake Hill Road (off Route 16), Albany (between Chocorua & Conway) (603) 447-2280
This secular, intergenerational, multicultural camp and conference center offers public educational events for adults as well as pay-for programming for people staying overnight or commuting by day. Varied lectures, workshops and performances; check website for program details. Meals served 8am, 12:30pm & 6pm. Overnight accommodations available.
MWV Children's Museum Activities & EventsThursdays-Mondays, 10am-5pm (subject to change)
Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum
2936 White Mountain Highway, North Conway (603) 356-2992
This interactive children's museum has an extensive number of permanent exhibits and hours of fun for children 0-8 yrs. The museum has a new exhibition: The Tree of History will be the focus of fantastic happenings. The new "Lets Pretend Drama Center" lets children dress up in costumes and pretend. You may leave at any time and come back the same day without an additional charge.
Remember to visit the Little Green Closet Thrift Store - donations of beautiful children's clothing accepted.
White Birch Books EventsMonday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street, North Conway (603) 356-3200
Saturday, December 7, 3pm - New Hampshire Writer Mary Boone Wellington, Author of "Radical Indulgence: The Health Secrets of Coffee, Chocolate & Wine"
The news reports about coffee, chocolate and wine said they were now good for you, but the Puritan in author Mary Boone Wellington just couldn’t believe it. Do they truly have so much to offer in building health, or have we been fooling ourselves based on dubious and scant evidence? Wellington wanted to believe, so she dove into the research, ferreted out the studies and read them with a critical eye learning some astonishing things about her favorite indulgences. Join Wellington at an author event with coffee and perhaps a little chocolate as well, as she shares what she learned. Need some facts to become a true believer in the health benefits of these decadent treats? Wellington provides a “Daily Indulgence” on her website www.radicalindulgence.com
Thursday Night Book Group meets every fourth Thursday of the month and is open to any and all readers.
Jeanne Limmer Dance Classes and PerformancesJeanne Limmer Dance Center & The Branch at Eastern Slope Inn Plaza
Reporter Court Street (off Main Street), North Conway Village (603) 356-3422 or 356-6830
Classes for all ages and levels, preschool through adult, in the various styles and techniques of dance including: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Preschool Creative Movement, Pre-ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern, Movement Exploration, and AIE Studio Workshops.
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Center Conway, NH 03813
CD Release Concerts: The Redbird DuoJoin Redbird Duo of Red and Lorraine Gallagher as they celebrate the release of their new CD, "Treasures from the Closet." The CD will be available at all their concerts and Charles Music, 1976 White Mt. Highway, North Conway; White Birch Books, 2568 White Mt. Highway, North Conway; and SaVoir Flare, 52 Main Street, Berlin and by mail from Redbird Music.
Steel Dreams, Community Steel Band, Seeks ParticipantsTuesdays, 7-8:30pm
903 West Side Road, North Conway (603) 447-5107
Come join the Mt. Washington Valley intergenerational community steel band, Steel Dreams. All are welcome and no previous musical experience is necessary - just the love of rhythm and music. The community steel band movement is growing throughout New England with more than 30 bands now participating in the Annual Northeast Pan Festival. The fun and excitement of playing in a steel band is a great way for individuals, families and community groups, to come together create music and bring the Caribbean groove to our town. The joyous sound of the steel drums lightens your heart and makes your feet want to dance. Besides the unique fun of playing the music, participating in a steel band fosters teamwork, discipline, respect of others, community awareness and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
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Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUBOngoing - Friday evenings (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub
December 6 - Julia Velie
December 13 - Sweet Life Revue (or their other version - Starlight Honeys)
December 20 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
December 27 - The Sweetbloods: Phil and Janet Sanguedolce
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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.
General information about events at PSU is available at http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu
PSU and Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & EventsMonday-Friday, 11am-5pm, closed December 14-January 2
Plymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869
Contact the Silver Center Box Office for tickets to all Silver Center events; use the specific PSU contact email for the particular PSU event for information and attendance at PSU events.
Plymouth State University courses & events:
PSU is offering several graduate-level courses, including an online course, leading to a Certificate in Historic Preservation. For more information and to register, call 535-2636 or visit www.plymouth.edu/graduate/academics/degrees/masters/med/heritage-studies/historic-preservation/
Silver Center for the Arts events:
Tickets for the 2013-14 season on sale now. Call or visit the box office for a greater choice of seats and fewer fees, or buy online.
Give the Gift of the Arts
Gift certificates available. We’ll provide a customized presentation that will look good under a tree, on the mantle, in the mailbox, however you choose to give it.
Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or (603) 536-9639 or (603) 536-2090
Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome.
Mitten Tree at Meredith Village Savings Bank
If you or someone you know are knitters or crocheters, and have some time on your hands, take that time to sit down and make some mittens or hats for children who will need them this winter. Free yarn is available, in the dining room, at PRSC.
Wednesday, December 11, 4pm - Annual Christmas Dinner
Doors open at 4pm with appetizers & music with Tim Keefe. Buffet dinner with carving station at 5pm. Bring your appetite and your dancing shoes.
Wednesday, January 8, 1-2pm - Monthly Writers Club
First Wednesday each month, with Jim Crawford
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
Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists
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.
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Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art ExhibitsMonday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm
69 Maple Street (Route 113N), Center Sandwich (603) 284-
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.
Galleria Giovanna Fine Art ExhibitsBy chance or appointment
313 River Road, Canaan (603) 523-7154
The chic farm house gallery celebrates new exhibition space, art school and design center. Works by regional under exhibited artists showing oils, sculpture, limited edition prints, photographs, mono types and drawings. Children's work will be shown in the Mud Room Gallery.
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Surroundings Art Gallery - New England ArtOpen every day mid-June 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.
Oldies But Goodies Sale
Paintings by selected artists that are a few years old but
have not found a home outside of the artist's studio.
They have been marked down 40% or more.
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Karl Drerup Art Gallery & Silver Center Exhibits & EventsKarl Drerup Art Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm and Saturday, 1-4pm (and by appointment; 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 and Maynard Building at 17 High Street. A vibrant center of art, visual culture and new media.
Exhibitions range from traditional shows to contemporary trends. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. For Gallery and exhibition information, contact Cynthia Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibiting through December 13 - Take Two: Re-Imaging a Print from the Past
Contoocook print collector and curator Parker Potter has invited 26 New Hampshire-based printmakers to present a revisiting of an earlier work to reimage a theme that has held for the artist to this day. The new work may be one that engages that theme while rethinking size, color, a new composition or process, or some other variable. At the Silver Center for the Arts
Exhibiting through December 13 at Karl Drerup - Charles Gibson: 20 Years of Graphic Design
This environmental graphic design exhibition presents a selection of more than 20 collaborative communications solutions for clients in education, healthcare, business, community development, architecture, landscape architecture and the arts. The exhibit also includes highlights from Gibson’s team’s prize-winning submission to The Electric Vehicle and the American Community competition, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution.
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Little Church Theater Celebrating its 10th SeasonThroughout summer
Little Church Theater and Art Gallery
40 Route 113, opposite the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness (603) 968-2250
Celebrating their tenth season, The Little Church Theater is committed to bringing unique theatrical and artistic events to the region. Located on the shores of Squam Lake, their season runs from May through September.
Sandwich Historical SocietyWinter hours (early October-late June): Open by appointment only (Staff available Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, but no tours).
Summer hours (late June-late September): The Museum and Gift Shop is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
(researchers welcome by appointment)
Elisha Marston House Museum and Gift Shop
4 Maple Street, Center Sandwich (603) 284-6269
The mission of the Sandwich Historical Society is to collect and preserve the material culture and historical record of the town of Sandwich, and to use these resources in service to the public through educational experiences and outreach to the community.
Artistic Roots Center Classes, Exhibits & Featured ArtistsMonday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12noon-4pm
Artistic Roots Cooperative Gallery and Education Center
73 Main Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2750
Artistic Roots brings the local community and artists together in a celebration of creativity, through workshops, classes, community events, gallery receptions, outreach and collaborative projects. The Gallery features only original, juried, locally-crafted works of art. Numerous classes available; check website for details. Preregistration is required for all classes, at least one week in advance; class may be cancelled if
minimum enrollment is not met. Scholarships available. Visit the Gallery or call to register or request a brochure and registration form.
Art Parties at Artistic Roots
Celebrate your child's birthday with an art workshop designed from his/her wishes, ideas and themes. One-and-a-half hour party workshops are available on weekends year round. The instructor will work with you to personalize the experience to the greatest extent
possible. Call for more info.
Saturday, January 5, 10am-1pm - First Saturday Jewelry Workshop, with Patti Burlingame
Learn everything from basic bead stringing, application of clasps, basic wirework, using of headpins, to more advanced wire techniques. Each class will give students the opportunity to create a piece of their choice. For the more advanced students, a particular piece of jewelry will be created with more advanced techniques. Students will bring any tools and beads they have. The instructor will provide other materials. First Saturday of every month. Maximum 6 students; minimum of 3.
Upon request - Beginning Sewing, with Donna Castor
Scheduled when enough students have signed up. Call or stop by if interested and to be placed on the list.
The Blair Bridge is presently closed for repairs, seek an alternative route.
For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Judy Landry at (603) 726-3081
Campton Historical Society Programs and EventsThursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 Route 175, Campton Hollow (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.
Sunday December 8, 4-5:30pm - Community Holiday Concert and Cookie Swap
Come enjoy the music of A.J. Coppola and Friends, Rhubarb Pie, Sally Jensen, Will Gunn and Jim Aguiar. Bring along a dozen and a half of your favorite Christmas cookies to share and exchange. Free family fun for all.
Corner House Inn Storytelling Dinners22 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.
December 12 - Lauretta Phillips
Lauretta has been known to scare the daylights out of ya or to make you laugh and sometimes cry with her tall tales. Sometimes she even tells true stories, although she is inclined to say that there is some truth in every story.
December 19 - Marion Posner
Marion’s stories are both humorous and profound, weaving truth with fantasy about life in the British Isles. Her characters are often drawn from English, Irish and Scottish lore, which reflect her own upbringing in the British Isles. Marion both narrates and plays the various characters that appear in her stories – often using local dialects.
Pease Public Library Programs & EventsMonday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm
1 Russell Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2616 or 536-2369
Exhibiting through December 31 - Islamic Art
Mondays, December 9 & 23, 7pm - Community Knitters
All ages and levels of expertise are welcome. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (usually, call to confirm). Contact: Nancy Conklin, (603) 707-6024
Monday, December 9, 7-7:30pm - Laughter Yoga
Tuesdays, December 10 & 17, 11am-12:30pm - Holiday Drop-In Crafts
Join us for a holiday craft. For ages 0-6. No sign ups required.
Wednesday, December 11, 6-8pm - Health Care Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act
A discussion with the Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment Specialist from Mid-State Health Center. Learn about the new programs, the consumer protections available, and information about navigating the health insurance system to find the most affordable health insurance coverage to meet your needs. Presentation will include information about open enrollment, tax subsidies and credits, and information for consumers about where to start exploring their options as part of the Affordable Care Act.
Wednesday, December 18, 3:30-5pm - Kids' Holiday Party
Join us for crafts and fun for all ages.
Tuesday, December 24 - Library closes at 1pm
Wednesday, December 25 - Library closed for Christmas
Monday, December 30, 3:30-5pm - Lego Spectacular! (ages 5+)
Tuesday, December 31, 11:30am-12:30pm - Countdown to Kid's New Years' Celebration Party
Come ring in the new year... we will count down to noon (instead of midnight), make shakers and other crafts. All ages.
Thursday, January 2, 5:30-7:30pm - Teen Night
Wii games and other games. Bring games to play, snacks to share and extra controllers if you have them. For those in 6th grade and up. Please sign up at the front desk. Held on the first Thursday of every month (usually).
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, 10:15am & Wednesdays, 12:45pm - Storytime for Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Tuesdays, 1:30pm & Wednesdays, 11am - Storytime for Preschool (ages 3-6)
Thursdays, 10:15am - Music with Miss Becky (ages 0-6)
Kids sing, dance, read books, make crafts and have fun. Signups will be at the front desk; registration is required, but weekly attendance not required. We do ask that you hold a Pease Public Library Card.
Tuesdays, 6-8pm - Plymouth Area Chess Club
Online resources - Mango Languages can be accessed from your home computer for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Please contact the Library for details.
Passes available to numerous museums & centers, including Canterbury Shaker Village, Museum of NH History, Polar Caves, Shepherd-McAuliffe Discovery Center, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and Currier Art Museum, among others.
Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State UniversityTuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Wednesdays, 10am-7pm; Saturday & Sunday 12noon-5pm (closed PSU holidays & closings)
Plymouth State University
34 Highland Street, Plymouth (603) 535-3210
The Museum of the White Mountains preserves and promotes the history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provide unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving students, researchers and the public. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours. Please call Libby Griffiths or email her at email@example.com to discuss and schedule group visits.
Exhibiting through March 2 - Through the Eyes of the Dealers: Bob and Dot Goldberg
Bob Goldberg was a major 20th century dealer of White Mountain art who was as impassioned by the area as he was by the painting. This exhibition celebrates his commitment to cultivating collectors of White Mountains art. The scope of the images is broad; art is from around the White Mountains, even from Maine, and the display includes an interior as well as exterior paintings. All works will be on loan from the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, where Robert A. and Dorothy H. Goldberg bequeathed their collection.
Exhibiting through December 31 at the Weather Discovery Center, North Conway – The Great Blowdown
Museum closed December 24-January 1 during PSU breaks
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Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & EventsBristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395
Tuesdays, 9:30am - Craft Group
Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & EventsChurch Street, Canaan (603) 523-4333
Monday-Friday, 8:30am - Coffee/Tea Social Group
Mondays, 9:45am - Knitting & Crocheting Group
Mondays, 9:45am - Gentle Style Yoga
Thursdays, 10am - Golden Ball Tai Chi
Upper Valley Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon (603) 448-4213
Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing
Thursdays, 9am - Crafts & Quilting
Fridays, 3:30pm - Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners, or others needing modification in their exercise routine, including chair-based options. It includes a medley of dance styles, including merenque, cha-cha, cumbia, belly dance, rumba, tango and salsa.
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Camerata New England Performances & Educational Outreach(802) 785-4833
Camerata New England is a highly esteemed professional chamber ensemble, performing in various-sized chamber groups to offer communities throughout the Northeast access to high quality, professional, live musical experiences. Camerata New England concerts are known for their quality, power and beauty, and performers are known for their expertise, their musicality, their approachability, and their gift for bringing audiences closer to the heart of extraordinary classical music.
Camerata New England is dedicated to working in partnership with other arts organizations and with schools to bring relevant and accessible musical experiences to young people. Large and small groups of musicians can perform for students in public schools. Students are introduced to orchestral chamber
repertoire, a variety of string instruments and how they are played, and professional musicians who can provide insight into their working lives. To arrange a visit, call or email Carlos Galvan.
Tickets for concerts can be purchased from the venue box office or from Camerata New England by telephone through the website.
|PO Box 892
Littleton, NH 03561
|The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire is a not-for-profit consortium of organizations, schools, businesses, and individuals supporting the arts from Plymouth to the Canadian border. Please contact us to list events, request membership information, or find out more about North Country cultural programs. Please call to confirm all listings.|