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May 24 - June 07
|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)
The public is invited to enjoy an old photo display, a peek into the rich historic past of the area.
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.
Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents...Great North Woods Committee for the Arts
Various locations, including Tillotson Center at 14 Carriage Lane (next to the post office, Route 26) in Colebrook
(603) 246-8998 or (603) 237-9302
Presenting the communities of the Great North Woods with opportunities to experience the musical, cultural and performing arts.
GNWCA at the Country Club Concert Series
Diverse shows, hosted by GNWCA offer something for everyone: Canadian folk, good old rock and roll, foot-stompin' bluegrass and a St. Patrick's Day Celtic music bash. The Colebrook Country Club is located at 15 Abenaki Lane in Colebrook (237-5566).
Saturday, June 10, 7pm - Rock On
Bring your boogie shoes for classic rock of the '60s, '70s, and '80s
Wednesday, June 21, 7pm - Don Roy Trio
Maine old-timey fiddle music
Advance tickets are available at Fiddleheads (110 Main Street in Colebrook), as well as at the door on the night of the concert. Funds raised by concerts help the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts (GNWCA) continue its ongoing mission of bringing the arts to the Great North Woods. For more information on the GNWCA, as well as a schedule of upcoming concerts, visit Facebook, the website or call.
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsSelect venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-9302
The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is a "grass-roots" organization consisting of visual artists and artisans from the Great North Woods region. The mission of the group is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Southeastern Quebec. Members are able to participate in exhibits, receive reimbursement for conducting workshops, and be involved with other art-related activities sponsored by CRAG. Artists and artisans (photographers, quilters, wood carvers, basket makers, jewelers, etc.) wanting to exhibit should visit the website or call (802) 266-3687. Various workshops offered - check website or call for details.
Artists of the month exhibiting, featuring Michele Johnsen at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), Steve Bissionnette at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Peggy Deyette is exhibiting at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. CRAG members Rachel O'Meara, Jane Baribeau, Michele Daniels, Linda Tase, Barbara Nedd and Francine Bigney are exhibiting their works of art the Interpretive Center in the NH Welcome Center just north of Colebrook. Additionally, CRAG members display at the CRAG Gallery at Fiddleheads in Colebrook. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or email@example.com; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.
Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28 - CRAG Art Exhibit & Workshop at Dixville Notch Music, Arts & Crafts Festival
CRAG's Art Exhibit featured in the Pavilion all weekend. Live performances, demonstrations, workshops, artisan displays, at Mohawk Falls, with free admission
Sunday, 4:15pm - “Golden Hour” Photography Workshop
Bring your camera to capture the beautiful scenery on this walking tour of Mohawk Falls. Experienced landscape photographer & Connecticut River Artisan Group member, Fran Bigney, will share her knowledge with participants, instructing on best practices for capturing scenes during the “golden hour” as light fades from the day. Sign up on
www.dixvillenotchfestival.com (Only 10 participants allowed, small fee).
Select Thursdays, 6pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.
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Advance tickets are available at the Tillotson Center Box Office, online at www.tillotsoncenter.org, as well as at the door.
Tillotson Center for the ArtsClosed Mondays/Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 1-3pm and at all events
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook (603) 237-8576
The Tillotson Center is the North Country's premier venue for community heritage, visual and performing arts. It features a heritage museum, a 171-seat theater, and an art gallery where local artists can display and offer their works for sale. The building originally was the Carriage Barn for The Balsams Hotel stagecoach. After that, it became the hall for the Colebrook Grange. Today the Center is a state-of-the-art facility for concerts, plays, movies, dances and community events. The Center is also available for weddings, family reunions, meetings and other rentals.
Exhibiting through May 30 - CRAG member Peggy Deyette's Paintings
Deyette's exquisite paintings capture the beauty and unique qualities of the North Country. Hosted by Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG), admission to the Gallery is free.
Saturday, May 20, 2pm - The Tilly Family Movie Series presents: Kubo & the Two Strings
Young Kubo's peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle to unlock a secret legacy. Rated PG; lobby opens at 1:30pm. Nominal admission; made possible with a grant from NH Electric Co-op Foundation. Concession will offer popcorn, drinks and snacks for purchase.
Friday, May 26, 7pm - The Tillotson Center presents The Sky Blue Boys
Willy and Dan Lindner have played together for decades. They formed the celebrated Vermont bluegrass band Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys in 1972 and have toured and recorded extensively. “Real country music, the way it used to be, delivered with skill and reverence.” -Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. General admission tickets are available online and at the door.
Friday, June 2, 7pm - Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards
Mark & Raianne have been nominated for both Best Americana Act and Best CD for their latest album "Grain By Grain" by the 2017 Worcester Music Awards. Transcending the genre of folk Americana, their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer/songwriters like Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own. General admission tickets are available online and at the door.
Saturday, June 10, 10am - CRAG Watercolor Class, with Judi Calhoun
Connecticut River Artisans Group member Judi Calhoun will teach a watercolor class sponsored by the Connecticut River Artisans Group. Please call Tillotson Center to register; space is limited.
Saturday, June 17, 10am - CRAG Stained Glass Class, with Jacki Scott
Jacki Scott will once again teach a stained glass class, sponsored by the Connecticut River Artisans Group. Cost for materials; please provide color family at time of registration. Please call Tillotson Center to register; space is limited.
Saturday, June 17, 7pm - Alan Epstein's "Sunset on Meriden Hill" with Jim Prendergast
This concert will debut Alan Epstein's new CD, which features Alan on mandolin accompanied by Jim Prendergast on guitar. The CD is a wonderful, easy listening, instrumental recording of some Alan's favorite melodies to play on the mandolin. The title track of the CD was written by Alan and was inspired by one of his frequent visits to the North Country with his wife Bonnie, a Colebrook native. Joining Alan for the concert will be Jim Prendergast who, spent thirty years working in the recording studios and orchestra pits of Nashville TN. General admission tickets are available online and at the door.
Saturday, June 24, 7pm - Belle of the Fall
Tracy Walton and Julia Autumn Ford are Belle of the Fall. Two multi-instrumentalists with broad repertoires, band together in this endeavor to create folksy, but contemporary music. Their chemistry as a duo is infectiously fun and immediately apparent. General admission tickets are available online and at the door.
Thursday, June 29, 2pm - Treasure Island, presented by UNH Little Red Wagon Touring Company
Performing Treasure Island, University of New Hampshire's Little Red Wagon is a children's theatre summer touring troupe appropriate for families and children (PK-6th grade). There once was an old pirate who lived long ago. Before he died, he buried his loot on the mystical Treasure Island. Now on a fantastical journey with pirates and parrots, mutinies and storms, follow along as the adventure takes our young hero to places he never expected to go. Nominal admission at the door
Saturday, July 8, 7pm - Comfort Country
"Four good friends join their musical talents together to form a well rounded country and western band for northern New Hampshire and Vermont. The band "Comfort Country" is made up of well established musicians Lee Baker, Tim Berry, Joanne Gilman and Suzan Shute playing old familiar favorites from Patsy Cline to Patti Loveless, and Merle Haggard to Zack Brown. Offering a fine blend of vocal harmonies, together with exceptional instrumental ability this band is just like comfort food filling you with good sounds! If you like country music with a little bit of bluegrass and gospel sprinkled in for good measure then you'll like the sounds of "Comfort Country". General admission tickets are available online and at the door.
Friday, July 14, 7pm - The Home Road: A Documentary by Tonya Shevenell
"The Home Road" is inspired by the coming-of-age story of Shevenell's great-great-great grandfather, Israel Shevenell. "I wish I could talk to the 19-year old who set out on foot April 1st, 1845, headed southeast from his home in Compton, Quebec; crossed the border; trudged through lingering winter snow in New Hampshire's White Mountains and deep mud in the Saco Valley; and arrived at his destination of Biddeford, Maine." General admission tickets are available online and at the door; presented by the Colebrook Area Historical Society.
Happenings at Errol Consolidated Elementary School99 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3341
|GORHAM & BERLIN AREA|
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Randolph Public Library EventsMonday & Wednesday, 3-8pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-12noon
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408
Monday, May 22, 10am - Mildred Horton Book Group
Come on the fourth Monday of the month and bring a friend.
All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.
Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham NotchSaturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2721
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
Saturday, May 20 - Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice
Journey to Europe's largest island to see volcanoes, glaciers, geysers and scenic coastal landscapes. We'll also learn about Iceland's large populations of colonial nesting seabirds, such as Atlantic Puffins, Northern Fulmar, Arctic Tern and Black-legged Kittiwakes. Presenter Mark Suomala has guided on four natural history tours to Iceland.
Saturday, May 27 - Investigating the ecology of a threatened ecosystem: Snowbank communities of Mt. Washington, with Kevin Berend
Sunday, May 28 - Hiking the Appalachian Trail with AMC Volunteer Peter Lane
Programs are free & open to the public (not including meals). Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change. All evening programs are free and open to the public.
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290 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581
106 Prospect Street, Berlin, NH 03570
(580) 624-0160 cell
Music in the Great North WoodsVenues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or (603) 326-3242 (information)
Music in the Great North Woods promotes and supports classical music in New Hampshire's North Country in new, as well as existing, venues. During the summer months, the non-profit organization sponsors a Master Organ Recital series and the Big Moose Bach Fest, with visiting musicians of international stature. Call, visit the website or email for detailed schedules and more information. Events are open to the public free of charge, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.
St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural HeritageSt. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-12noon & 1-4:30pm and Friday, 9am-12noon
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1028
Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets available in advance (at the Center's office or online) or at the door the night of the performance. St. Kieran's will hold reserved seating for our membership and loyalty card holders until 1:50pm, at which time space will be opened. General seating is on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited, by fire code, to about 250 audience members. Loyalty cards available. For more information about our Seven to Save project, please contact the Arts Center.
Season Memberships and loyalty cards are currently available. Season members enjoy free admission to over twenty exciting and diverse performances. Membership benefits also include advance mailings and personal invitations to special events including the St. Patrick's Day Dinner, the Francofest celebration, Swing for the Arts Golf Tournament, Art Exhibition Openings, receptions, and advance Nutcracker Ballet ticket reservations. Nutcracker Ballet tickets are included in the membership package.
Permanent Exhibition: Scrapbook celebrating the history & story of St. Kieran Center for the Arts
Art exhibits are open for viewing during regular business hours, an hour before all performing arts programs, and by special arrangement. There is no admission fee but donations to support the exhibit series are most welcome and greatly appreciated.
Friday, May 19, 8pm - Dueling Pianos
The Dueling Pianos show is a "to the top of your lungs" sing along with all your friends. Two grand pianos are center-stage with a team of outrageously talented pianists that seem to know every song ever written. Each show is different because it's all request and you or your friends might even get called up on stage for a bit of good humored fun. Audience members are pitted one-side-against-the-other. Examples of rivalries include country vs. rock, men against women, etc. Please keep in mind that this show is rated PG-13 which means it may contain innuendos, puns, safe jokes and language that might not be appropriate for all ages. Tickets for this performance are available on line (for a small additional fee), at the door on the evening of the concert or at the Art Center’s office.
Saturday, June 3, 10am & 12:30pm - New Hampshire Hypno-therapist Sessions
Why not take active control of this powerful resource and stop drifting through life? Ed Lane, certified hypnotist, will be conducting two sessions of hypnotherapy; the first session will focus on weight loss and the second session will focus on smoking cessation. Ed has also been trained in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and has received his EFT-ADV. Certification. He has formed a unique practice encompassing both of these modalities to create a complete mind-body program. Preregistration and payment is required. Please call or stop by the office to complete a registration packet.
Leslie Morrissette, a member of Berlin Jazz, is working hard to raise money to purchase an AED unit for the arts center. If anyone would care to donate to that cause, please send donations in c/o Leslie Morrissette (payable to St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts). Programming at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts is made possible by the support of community corporate sponsors, the NH State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, The GETZ Foundation,The Wyman Family Fund, and The Rydin Family Fund.
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Events at Gorham's Medallion Opera House & Town HappeningsGorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322 x3
Performance tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Gorham Town Hall and online at the website, or at the door (unless otherwise noted). Medallion Opera House is handicapped accessible.
Saturday, May 20, 7:30pm - Tribute Concert: Beatles for Sale
A touring, New England-based Beatles tribute band from Massachusetts that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. This band delivers a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no offstage performers or pre-recorded tracks - everything is performed completely live. They are past recipients of the Best Tribute Band in New England award by Limelight Magazine. Tickets in advance or at the door, available at Gorham Town Hall and the White Mountain Café and online at www.medallionoperahouse.org. More information at www.beatlesforsale.net, or schedule an interview through band manager/keyboard player Dan Kirouac at (508) 662-5471, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Select days - Gorham Players
Schedule subject to change
|HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)|
Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm
91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill (603) 787-2539
The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. Serving the Towns of Haverhill, Woodsville, Pike, Monroe, Bath, Benton, Piermont and Landaff. Call Deb or JoAnne for more details. Call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center. Gift certificates available.
For all arts/crafts classes, samples are displayed in the Showcase, preregistration is required and class size is limited. Crafters are encouraged to please bring standard craft tools to class, such as scissors, glue, glue gun, paint brushes, etc.
Thursday, May 11, 9:30am - Floral Arranging, with Jane
Monday, May 22, 1pm - Sign Language, with Scott and Clare
Don't miss out on this fun chance to learn together, and everyone is welcome.
Thursday, June 8 - '50s Day
Get out your Poodle skirts and saddle shoes, then twist and shout and cut a rug to classic '50s tunes.
Tuesdays, through June 20, 1pm - Working with Clay, with teaching artist Elizabeth Cornell Wilkin (Black Iris Studio)
Presented as part of the Experience Arts series, co-sponsored by Grafton County Senior Citizen Council, Inc and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, participants (55 and older) will use a variety of hand-building techniques and ceramic tools to create work inspired by nature, and will also collaborate on a group project. Artful Aging programs are intended to inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share arts in ways that are novel, complex, and socially engaging. No experience is necessary - only the passion to learn something new and to challenge yourself through an arts medium. Sign up by phone or in person at Horse Meadow; you can also register online at www.experiencearts.org, where you can read more about the "Experience Arts" program. This free class is made possible through the national Seeding Artful Aging Initiative of Aroha Philanthropies, with additional support from the Coach Family Foundation. Donations to support and sustain the program will be gratefully accepted.
Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music
Mondays, 12:30pm - Designers' Place: Hearts & Hands Quilters
Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group
Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb
Share your passion for paints or come to be inspired. All levels welcome
Thursdays, 12:45pm - Line Dancing
Thursdays, 1pm - Open Craft Room
Bring whatever you may be working on and share your ideas with others.
Monroe Consolidated School Events77 Woodsville Road
Monroe (603) 638-2800
Friday, May 26, 2:15pm - MCS Annual Memorial Day Program
All community members are welcome, held in the school gym
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day: no school
Thursday, June 8, 6pm - 8th Grade Commencement (at the town hall)
Orford Senior CenterCongregational Church
Dartmouth College Highway, Orford (603) 353-9107
You never know what might be happening at the Orford Senior Center, but you can be assured that the Tuesday lunch will be delicious and most likely there will be a neat program as well. It may be the local elementary school jazz band, a reading by an author or a talk by a local celebrity.
Tuesdays, 11:30am - Live Music
|LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA|
Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer ProgramsFridays-Sundays, May 19-June 11, then Wednesday-Sunday, June14-October 9, 10am-5pm Also open Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
200 Weeks State Park Road (off Route 3), Lancaster (603) 788-4004
Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, John Wingate Weeks Historic Site's house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at 4pm.
Sunday, May 28, 1pm - Field Trip: Spring Wildflowers Walk
Spring has sprung and it is time to get outdoors to enjoy the signs of spring. Please join us for this free wildflower walk led by field ecologist and naturalist, Brett Engstrom, who has over a dozen years of experience studying the flora, fauna, geology and soils of Weeks State Park. Brett has led nature walks at the park for many years. Meet at the parking lot at the start of the scenic auto road up Mount Prospect; bring a hand lens and flower guide if you like, and dress for the weather. Brett Engstrom compiles inventories of natural communities and rare plants in New Hampshire and Vermont. Brett is working with other ecologists on the Northern Forest Atlas and more information can be found at this link: http://northernforestatlas.org/about/organization-personnel
June 22 - ConnCorki: A Homemade Catamaran of Wine Corks Sails the Length of the Connecticut River
Come join Pan van der Laan & Bob Fink, two intrepid sailors, as they navigate their unique craft from Pittsburg to the sea. Named ConnCorki after the river they hoped to navigate, the corks that float it, and an homage to Kon-Tiki, the balsa wood raft of Norwegian adventurer Thor Hyerdahl, used to cross the Pacific in 1947. Fellow sailor Bob Fink helped Van der Laan build the catamaran. Most of the 65,000 corks came from a wine tasting room at Cheers in Boston, but retired doctor Van der Laan said some patients contributed and helped, too.
June 29 - Trouble in the Presidentials: What a Mountaineering Accident Can Teach Us About Decision Making and Managing Risk
Although strikingly beautiful, Mount Washington and the surrounding Presidential Range hold the dubious distinction of having “the world’s worst weather.” The Presidential Range is also world-renowned for the challenging terrain it provides for alpinists, and as such, has been the scene of hundreds of mountaineering accidents over the years. Certified Wilderness First Responder Ty Gagne will provide an in-depth analysis of a recent tragedy on the range and extend those lessons and others learned above tree-line into your roles as outdoor enthusiasts, and in your day to day lives.
Thursday, July 6, 1pm - Fern Natural History Walk
Join us for an easy walk to identify and learn all about the ferns of Mount Prospect, home to many ferns, including some unusual ferns associated with calcium rich environments. Author of the "Peterson Field Guide to Ferns," Elizabeth Farnsworth is sometimes changed to “Fernsworth” for her expertise in ferns. While this field trip is labeled as a fern walk, we will be looking at all kinds of natural history topics, from ants to wildlife. Meet at the Summit Parking Lot.
July 6 - State of New England’s Native Plants: Challenges and Opportunities for Conserving New Hampshire Habitats, with Elizabeth Farnsworth
New England Wild Flower Society recently released a comprehensive, peer-reviewed report that gathers the most up-to-date data on the status of plants on the New England landscape. From this data, we can discern increases and declines in both rare and common species across all six states. We will discuss the report findings, with particular emphasis on rare and common plants of New Hampshire and their importance in supporting other organisms and in providing ecosystem services for humans. Most importantly, we offer recommendations for steps we all can take—as individuals and at community and national levels—to promote conservation.
July 13 - Dragons and Damsels of New Hampshire, with Pamela Hunt of NH Audubon
You may be familiar with the dragonflies buzzing over your yard in the summer, or the damselflies that land on your kayak, but what do you really know about these ancient insects? This program provides an overview of the biology and ecology of the insect order Odonata, from their amazing life cycle (content alert: some pretty crazy reproductive behavior is involved!) to their incredible diversity. It also highlights a few of NH's notable species and their stories, and closes with some results from the “NH Dragonfly Survey,” a five year volunteer-based project that documented the distribution of these insects across the state.
July 20 - Revealing the Long Hidden Black Heritage in New Hampshire
"Slavery & the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire" is the newest addition by author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne, where she reveals incredible facts and stories of Amos Fortune, Harriet Wilson, and slavery in New Hampshire. New Hampshire was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity, but the state had its struggles with slavery, with Portsmouth serving as a slave-trade hub for New England. Creating a statewide antislavery movement, abolitionists, along with freed slaves, assisted in transporting escapees to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Includes stories of President George Washington’s runaway slave, and of Dartmouth College (founded to educate Native Americans, but built and maintained by slave labor).
July 27 - Coming Soon: The Cougar Comes to the East, with Susan C. Morse of Keeping Track
Once flatly dismissed as an impossibility, scientists have now documented cougars not only being seen in eastern North America, some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats. Join us for a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in the broad diversity of habitats from Alberta to the Arizona/Mexico border. Throughout North America, Susan Morse is highly regarded as an expert in natural history and tracking, with more than forty years’ experience monitoring wildlife and interpreting wildlife habitat use. Her research has focused on cougar, bobcat, black bear and Canada lynx.
August 3 - Lucy Crawford: A Living History Presentation
Lucy Crawford’s 1845 "History of the White Mountains" was the first book published about the White Mountains, a chronicle of the Crawford family’s 50-year effort to introduce the visiting public to the wonders and beauty of the area. Dijit Taylor’s living history portrayal of Lucy Crawford evokes the early days of mountain exploration and trail building with associated disasters, birth and death, love and betrayal, and day-to-day life. Dijit was inspired to create the character of Lucy Crawford both by Lucy’s own book and by time spent at AMC’s Mizpah Spring Hut when her daughters were on the crew.
August 10 - From Rags to Wood: Evolution of Paper Making in New England
A local history of paper making, starting with Crane Paper Company in western MA, which built its mills utilizing rags from NYC, and the transition to wood pulp in the latter half of the 19th century, culminating in the largest pulp/paper mills in the eastern United States - Brown Company. Dr. Linda Upham-Bornstein is a teaching lecturer at PSU; the region’s rich history, heritage and culture were the impetus for her pursuit of a Ph.D. in United States history at UNH. Dr. Upham-Bornstein works on northern New Hampshire history and heritage projects in her position as the History, Heritage and Culture Coordinator for the Center for Rural Partnerships.
August 17 - Covered Bridges of New Hampshire
Covered wooden bridges have been a vital part of the New Hampshire transportation network, dating back to the early 1800s. Given New Hampshire's myriad streams, brooks and rivers, it's not surprising that 400 covered bridges have been documented. Often viewed as quaint relics of a simpler past, they were technological marvels of their day. It may be native ingenuity and New Hampshire's woodworking tradition that account for the fact that a number of nationally-noted covered bridge truss designers were New Hampshire natives. Glenn Knoblock
discusses covered bridge design and technology, and their designers, builders and associated folklore.
August 24 - Fireside Fiddlers
It's old-time fiddling as you remember it! A group of musicians from northern New Hampshire and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Fireside Fiddlers play dozen of tunes that have echoed through Grange Halls and at barn dances for decades--from "Red Wing" and "Old Joe Clark" to the ever-popular "Tennessee Waltz." The fiddlers, backed up by bass, banjo and guitar, perform at various locales around the region, including numerous concerts presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, the North Country Moose Festival, and the Guildhall Cabin Fever Concert Series.
Sunday, September 10, 1pm - Autumn Wildflower Walk
Discover Autumn wildflowers such as asters and goldenrods that are surprisingly abundant and colorful at this time of year. We will also see a variety of other flowering and fruiting plants and trees. Matt Peters is an independent ecologist and botanist with field experience in diverse North American landscapes, from Alaska and the Great Plains to the forests of the northeast. Bring a hand lens and flower guide if you like and dress for the weather. Meet at the Summit Parking Lot at the start of the scenic auto road up Mount Prospect.
All programs held on Thursdays at 7pm (unless otherwise noted), in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.
The MorrisonThe Morrison
6 Terrace Street, Whitefield (603) 837-2275
The Morrison is a caring, compassionate, resident-centered community. We commit to empowering our residents, their loved ones and our staff in achieving their optimal well-being in a quality home-like setting, expressed by mutual respect and trust.
All those interested in exploring possibilities of offering more arts and cultural programs at North Country nursing homes, senior centers and service and outreach programs for the elderly are invited, as part of AANNH's Arts & Health initiative. For more information email or call (603) 323-7302.
Whitefield Historical Society MuseumThursdays, May-September, 2-4pm, and by appointment
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Laconia Savings Bank
22 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-2466
Features displays on various facets of life in Whitefield over the years. There is a wealth of information, along with thousands of photos, documents and other artifacts. Be sure to ask about membership in the Whitefield Historical Society -- your efforts can help preserve the heritage for future generations. Ongoing exhibits are also on display on the first floor of the Mountain View Grand year 'round and are updated periodically.
Jefferson Historical Society Museum & ProgramsSunday & Thursday, June-October, 1-5pm, and by appointment
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372
Housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course, the eclectic collection of artifacts reflects the town's rural history. Exhibits include the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Landslide, the Waumbek Hotel, old tools, photographs and memorabilia.
PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584
The Colonel Town Players of LancasterLancaster Town Hall
25 Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788-4827
Since starting in the early 1970s, the Colonel Town Players have continuously produced shows, usually with a Fall musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional reviews and cabarets. The company is always open to new members - actors, directors, technical-folks - anyone who enjoys theatre.
Coming in late winter - Gershwin Favorites and more: A Cabaret
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. AMC evening programs are free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 20, 7:30pm - AMC Presents: History of Crawford Notch
Historian Bill Moss shares stories of the unique characters, landscapes and events of the amazing history of this unique area. Free and open to the public
Saturday, May 27, 7:30pm - AMC Presents: Mountains of Stars – Astronomy at Crawford Notch
Dr. Doug Arion will give a presentation on the intricate and fascinating connections between life on Earth and the history and phenomena of the Universe around us. You’ll have a chance to view stars through telescopes, or check out our new indoor planetarium. Free and open to the public
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Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities ScheduleFriday & Saturday, 10:30am-3pm
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
The Margret and H.A. Rey Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys' spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding of and participation in art, science, and nature through programs for youth, adults and families. Activities are a mixture of art and science, the physical and intellectual, young and old, and ever-present curiosity: the foundation for a multi-generational center for learning and exploration. Check website for a full listing of happenings, including snowshoe hikes, full-moon ski trips and numerous hikes. There is no admission fee; donations gratefully accepted. Please preregister for events. Rey Center has numerous volunteer needs & opportunities - anyone who can lend a hand, can call or stop by the Rey Center.
Exhibiting at the Curious George Cottage - Local Artist Deb Hurley's Artwork
Three series of work are being shown: Ponds, The Kitchen Series, and Rivers & Rocks
Friday, May 26, 7pm - Movie Mavericks: Filmmakers who Challenge the Hollywood System
Patrick Anderson, Gibney Distinguished Professor at Colby-Sawyer College, will discuss the filmmakers who challenge the Hollywood System. Anderson focuses on contemporary film directors and screenwriters in the United States whose originality, independence and unconventional approaches to the medium have contributed to the evolution of the industry. The program enables a greater understanding of and appreciation for both the content and form of movies made outside the mainstream Hollywood system, and considers some of the key differences in theme, style and narrative format between these works and the more conventional fare of so-called "classic cinema." Anderson urges participants to view and analyze a variety of film clips carefully so that, by the end of the session, they will be more visually articulate and critically aware of how one "reads" a film. This lecture is made possible by a grant from Humanities to Go.
Saturday, May 27, 9pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
The Reys chose Waterville Valley as their summer home because they loved the dark night sky. Join us for monthly stargazing nights at the H.A. Rey Observatory at the Curious George Cottage to observe the stars just like H.A. Rey used to do. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be your guide. Bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. Donations are welcome.
Friday, June 9, 6pm - Speaker Series presents Travelogue China
Join Waterville Valley local Tina Koppel where she will share photos and stories about her 3 week trip to China.
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 10:30am - Curious George Cottage Open Hours
Immerse yourself in all things Curious George. Relax on a bean-bag chair, read your favorite Curious George stories, see original art work by the Reys, explore the Curious George Nature Trail and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Saturdays, 11am - Curious George Story Time
Pull up a bean-bag chair at the Rey Center to hear stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious George series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Saturdays, 12noon - Sensory Garden Exploration
Join us in the Mary Bierbrier Community Gardens at the Curious George Cottage for guided exploration of our multi-dimensional Sensory Bed. You can also visit the gardens and the Sensory bed anytime. This project is a collaboration with the Waterville Valley Elementary School.
Saturdays, 4:30pm - Literary Discussion Group
Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Reading list at www.thereycenter.org/literary-discussion-group.html. For adults
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PO Box 1060 Lincoln, NH 03251
NCCA's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse & Children's TheatreJean's Playhouse
34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 745-2141
The North Country Center for the Arts presents professional Broadway musical shows, presented in alternating repertory, and IMPACT (Imagination and Music, Professional Artistry in Children's Theatre). Jean's Playhouse also offers a limited year-round guest artist series of magicians, comedians and musicians.
On sale now, NCCA Gift Certificates are valid for any NCCA Productions, including Mainstage shows by the professional, award-winning Papermill Theatre company, community theatre shows by the Playhouse Players, and concert series shows that bring in musical guest artists from around the country. Gift Certificates may be ordered at the Jean's Playhouse Box Office (open Tuesday-Sunday, 3-6pm), over the phone, or online.
New Hampshire Resident Discounts - With a valid NH drivers license, full time New Hampshire residents are eligible to purchase half price tickets to all Friday night productions of mainstage shows this season.
Exhibiting in the Lobby this winter & spring - Local Art Exhibit Reception, 2017
We are proud to display works in a variety of medias, including photography, sculpture and quilting, all created by artists and craftspeople from the Lincoln-Woodstock region. Free to all
Friday-Sunday, May 19-21 - Playhouse Players Spring Production: The Art of Dining
This comedy by Tina Howe tells the story of Cal and Ellen, the owners and sole staff of a small, elegant gourmet restaurant. Cal’s main preoccupation is paying back the $75,000 it cost to start it up, which means packing in the customers, while Chef Ellen is preoccupied with the food’s quality... and stopping Cal from sampling all the ingredients. Meanwhile, the diners act out their own private dramas over dinner and their conversations are exquisite burlesques of contemporary attitudes.
May 27-28 - Memorial Day Weekend Blues & Rock Concert
Saturday, May 27, 7:30pm - Blues Legend James Montgomery and former BOSTON guitarist Barry Goudreau are headlining, opening with Special Guest Charlie Farren, lead singer and guitarist of the Joe Perry Project.
Supporting performances by:
· Tim Archibald, bass player with Ernie and the Automatics, RTZ, and Peter Wolf’s House Party Five
· Chuck Farrell, guitar player with The Nor’easters, CRB and The Peacheaters
· Pete Premo, drummer with the Bruce Marshall Group
Sunday, May 28, 7:30pm - Boston Stand-up Comedy Show
Hosted by Jean's Playhouse house comic Greg Boggis, Boston Comedy returns to Jean’s with headliner Louis Ramey. He is comedy veteran and world traveler, and can be seen hosting TV Land Prime Movie blocks. You may have seen him as a finalist on Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View and Last Call with Carson Daly. Also featuring Mark Turcotte, whose material is mined from his tumultuous upbringing, marrying out of his league, and his impending demise. Beyond that, he’s a treat to be around. In his spare time, he enjoys analyzing injustice, hypocrisy and killer shark films. Mark is a versatile comedian who believes in using his powers for good.
Friday, June 2, 7:30pm - Live Comedy: Actor and Comedian Jimmy Dunn
Jimmy Dunn is an actor and stand-up comedian from New Hampshire, who co-starred on the hit comedy “The McCarthys” as Sean McCarthy. Jimmy has performed at some of the comedy industry’s most prestigious events, including Denis Leary’s Comics Come Home, Montreal’s International Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and the Late Show with David Letterman.
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10am - IMPACT Children's Theatre
Operated by Jean's Playhouse to produce and tour eight original 45-minute musicals around New Hampshire every summer, IMPACT (Imagination and Music – Professional Artistry in Children’s Theatre) presentations are based on folk and fairy tales from many cultures and adapted for today's audiences of all ages with a taste of pop culture references and tongue-in-cheek humor thrown in for older children and parents in the audience. Also presenting in Lancaster, Plymouth, Intervale, Plainfield, Concord and Claremont - check http://jeans-playhouse.com/for-kids/impact-childrens-theatre/ for statewide location schedule.
June 26-July 1 - Anansi: Keeper of the Stories
Anansi, a spider of great cunning, out wits the Sky-God Nyami to bring stories back to earth. Based on the folklore of the Ashanti culture from Ghana
July 3-8 - Thumbelina
Thumbelina, a tiny girl, uses her imaginative and ingenious spirit to be true to her own heart. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
July 10-15 - The Bremen Town Musicians
An aging donkey, dog, cat and rooster, all discarded by their masters, band together and discover delight in their new found freedom. Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm
July 17-22 - The Nightingale
The Emperor falls in love with the song of the nightingale until he finds a bejeweled mechanical bird, but when he becomes sick who comes to his aid? Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
July 24-29 - Snow White and Rose Red
Snow White and Rose Red are generous and kind. Confronted by both a dwarf and a bear, one day, the girls are in awe when things resolve unexpectedly. Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm
July 31-August 5 - Momotaro – Ogre Hunter
Momotarō and his friends a talking dog, monkey and pheasant go to a distant island to fight the marauding ogres and save their village. Based on a Japanese fairy tale
August 7-12 - How the Rainbow was Made
Nanabozho, an Ojibwe spirit, deciding the world is too boring brings out his paints to color the flowers, and the day takes an unexpected turn. A creation tale from the Ojibwe Nation
August 14-19 - Humpelken-Pumpelken or the Adventures of Humpty Dumpty
Humpelken-Pumpelken and her friends defend the town of Eggland as it is attacked by a devious chef and his crew. Based on an English Nursery Rhyme
Upcoming Mainstage Performances:
June 29-July 8 - Kimberly Akimbo
July 13-29 - The Addams Family
August 2-19 - Annie
August 23-September 9 - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
September 21-30 - Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
October 5-14 - I and You
Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & LecturesWednesday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 5-7pm (also by appointment)
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159 (Carol Riley)
The Museum features memorabilia from the J.E Henry era, early resort hotels, sawmills, Logging photos and equipment, local schools, yearbooks, Tourist attraction, and so much more. The Museum is a former church that was built by J.E. Henry in 1909. We also now have a "satellite" museum. The owners of the Village Shops in Lincoln (the old mill site) have given us a store front in the complex and we have numerous photos and early maps on display.
The Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society has produced a beautiful cookbook, "A Taste of History," in commemoration of Lincoln and Woodstock's 250th anniversaries, on sale at the Lincoln Public Library or by mail. These keepsake items will feed your stomach and your hearts with many heritage recipes, some dating back to 1909, as well as current day recipes from local residents. Each category is highlighted with vintage pictures of some of the area's historic eating establishments. All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the museum building renovation project.
Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public LibraryMonday-Friday, 10am-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159
The Library has museum passes available for check out: Fairbanks Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Squam Lake Science Center, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum and Wright Museum. The Library is selling Lincoln afghans, available only at the Lincoln Public Library. The afghans feature scenes of historic Lincoln and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out.
Wednesday, May 17, 2pm - Murder Around the World Book Club
Join us in reading and discussing books that involve murder and take place in different countries around the world. Books are available at the Library.
Friday, May 19, 6pm - Cookbook Club
This is a fun way to show off your cooking skills, and eat some great food. Stop by the Library select a recipe out of the chosen cookbook, and bring the finished product to the event. We provide utensils, cups and plates.
Wednesday, May 31, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Free, on the last Wednesday of each month. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire about the film showing.
Thursday, June 15, 6pm - Program: All Aboard the Titanic
"All Aboard the Titanic" responds to people's enduring fascination with this historic, and very human, event. Including and moving beyond the physical facts of the story, Ted Zalewski explores the personal experiences of selected passengers and crew, including those with New Hampshire affiliations, emphasizing examples of individual courage and triumph. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to all.
Wednesdays, 2pm - Spanish Language Study Group
Thursdays, 3pm - Italian/French Language Study Group
Fridays, 10am - Storytime
Join us for a fun hour of stories, songs and crafts. Please call the Library to sign up. Open to all children, parents are expected to remain with their child during program.
Happenings at the Linwood Senior ServicesLinwood Area Senior Center
194 Pollard Road, Lincoln (603) 745-4705
Located in the heart of New Hampshire's majestic White Mountains, you're sure to enjoy the special celebrations as well as the regular meals. Bring a friend and drop by for a delicious lunch, enjoy the programming, and find out how you can be a part of this great community effort.
Monday, May 29 - Closed for Memorial Day
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| Contacts: President Dave Goldstone at (516) 592-1462 or email@example.com
Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711
Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website
Mailing list sign up (for activities): firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & ClassesOpen year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
39 Strawberry Hill, Bethlehem (603) 869-5465
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) has been a landmark destination in the North Country since the early 1900s. The 1888 building on Strawberry Hill was purchased by the congregation and established as a house of Jewish worship in 1920. The synagogue houses an extensive library and is presently working to establish a North Country Jewish Cultural Center to display the growing collection of Jewish artifacts.
Regular religious services are scheduled for each weekend, July through mid-October, and for all days of the High Holy Day season, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. In the summer BHC hosts a four-part classical concert series and at the Colonial Theatre, a four-part film festival with guest speakers.
Open in winter for holidays of Tu B'Shevat and Purim, and in May for annual community-wide Holocaust Remembrance Service. Religious school for children and classes for adults are also offered. Please visit the website for detailed information for all events, classes and religious services. All are open to the public; registration is required for classes. Available for weddings, bar/bat mitzvah services, baby-namings and other life cycle events.
Tuesday, May 23, 7:30pm - A Walk of the Land
Udi Goren, world-renowned Israeli journalist-photographer leads “A Walk of the Land” with photographs and stories of his journey along the full north to south 700-mile Israel National Trail. His breathtaking photographs describe Israel’s people, national monuments, mountains, creeks and landscapes. Free and open to the public, presented at Bethlehem Public Library. This event is made possible by the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire and is locally sponsored by Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, the Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center, and the Bethlehem Public Library. A preview of Goren’s work is found at www.udigoren.com. For information contact Leslie Dreier: email@example.com or Judith Felsen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Kitty Bigelow, Executive Director, PO Box 591, Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & EventsFridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend, 11am-3pm
Sugar Hill Meeting House
1401 Route 117, Main Street, Sugar Hill (603) 823-5336
The three-building campus of the Sugar Hill Historical Museum reflects the long history of Sugar Hill's people places and culture. Main exhibit changes annually. Other exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith's shop, and an extensive hand tool collection. Adjacent to the main display in the Carriage Barn is a model kitchen in which a black wood-fired stove is the focal point surrounded by a plethora of kitchen utensils in homemade cupboards. The library contains a large photograph collection along with historical and genealogical references. Museum publications and a wide variety of treasures for all ages are found in the gift shop. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
League of NH Craftsmen Gallery & Littleton Studio SchoolLeague of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1066
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.
Saturday, May 13, 11am - Annual Mother’s Day Tea Party
Thursday, June 22 - Annual Fundraiser Celebrate Art!
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.
Thursdays, through June 8, 9pm - Intermediate Jewelry, with Jean Matray
Learn new techniques while working on your own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting & soldering. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Materials available for purchase.
Fridays, through May 19, 9am - Water Color for All Levels, with Debbie Aldrich
Debbie is an accomplished watercolor artist who has studied at the Museum School of Fine Art Boston and the Glassell School of Fine Art, Houston, TX. She has also studied with top watercolor artists around the country. She is an award winning painter and a phenomenal instructor. She works with all levels of students. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Class is open to all levels, to be held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia. Also available June 2-30
Saturday, May 20, 9am - One Day Workshop: Whistles & Ocarinas
Jakob Berbrich will guide you through the fun process of learning how to make you very own whistles and ocarinas. What's the difference between a whistle and an ocarina? An ocarina is basically a whistle with extra holes in it. Ages 10+
Mondays, through June 5, 2:30pm - Hand Building, with Maria Neal
Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Whether working with slabs to create mugs, bowls or boxes or learning coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms, Maria's creativity is sure to build upon each person's love of clay to create fun and fabulous pieces. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students. Also available June 26-July 31
Tuesdays, through June 6, 6pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Lucy Golden
Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles. Also available with Jean Matray Thursdays, July 6-August 10, 6pm
Tuesdays, through June 13, 6pm - Throwing, with Jeremiah Chace
Come learn how to make bowls, plates, pitchers and more. Open to beginners & those with some throwing experience. Also Tuesdays, June 27-August 8, 9am
Wednesdays, through June 7, 9am OR Thursdays, through June 8, 6pm - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to teen-adult students with any level of clay experience. Also available June 28-August 2 and June 29-August 3
Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28, 10am - Two Day Workshop: Prong Settings
Instructor Tom Woods shares what he has learned about making prong settings for cabochons and faceted stones. Participants will make a pendant or ring that has a stone held in place using prongs. Learn how to measure and lay out prongs so the finished jewelry piece looks symmetrical and balanced. Learn effective soldering and fusing tricks for prong work. Come away with a beautiful piece of jewelry. The instructor will have stones for you to select from, or you may bring one of your own. Soldering experience required.
Sunday, June 11, 10am - All Day Workshop: Relief Carving Images and Patterns in Clay
Dive into carving clay - how one develops an image, hides part of a form underneath another, why you might make some parts rough, or smooth... We'll look at lots of images, take risks, and have fun. Try out various strategies for wrapping images and pattern around simple form. Students are invited to bring images that inspire or intrigue. They should bring any mark-making tools they own, and a readiness to experiment. Instructor Sarah Heimann will bring a number of tools for students to share and try. Beginners and advanced students are welcome.
Saturday, June 24, 9am - All Day Workshop: Basket Making, with Ray Lagasse
Make your own woven basket chosen from an assortment of Ray's wonderful baskets: Double Pie Basket with 2 wooden swing handle, Pack Basket with strap, Wool Gathering Basket, Laundry Basket with 2 leather handles, Market Basket with 2 wooden handles, or Tote Basket with choice of strap color. Workshop to be held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia
Sunday, June 25, 10am - Basic Bezel Setting, with Sinead Cleary
This one-day workshop will cover the basics of how to make a bezel setting. Set anything that has a flat bottom and any shape top stone, glass, clay and more. Learn tips and tricks on how to set the stone perfectly, how to clean up the bezel and create a beautiful polish. Instructor will provide silver bezel strip, silver wire, silver sheet, and a small assortment of stones for students to purchase.
Sunday, July 23, 10am - Stacking Rings in a Day, with Sinead Cleary
In this full-day class, make several rings that will stack together. Each ring is different yet all go together. Using assorted wire of different thickness and width, we will shape them into rings, solder them, and using hammers to create textures. If time allows, we will also add stone or other decorative elements on each ring to provide a variety of rings. Instructor will have silver wire and gold filled wire on hand for students to purchase.
Sunday & Tuesday, 1-4pm; Monday, 5:30-8:30pm; Wednesday 12noon-3pm; Friday 10am-1pm - Clay Open Studio
Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio
Wednesdays, 9am-12noon & 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.
Alan Rowe, Musical Director
Linda Desrochers, President
North Country ChorusPO Box 4361, St. Johnsbury, VT
The North Country Chorus is a community chorus of about 80 members, with a mission of presenting high quality music, serves the Upper Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. The Chorus typically presents two series of concerts each year as well as three nights of Madrigal Dinner in January. Performances during the Christmas season and in the spring feature mostly classical works.
North Country Chorus welcomes all singers who are willing to commit to its standards of attendance and musical excellence. Auditions are not required.
Events & Presentations at Profile SchoolProfile School
691 Profile Road, Bethlehem (603) 823-7411
The Profile School values collaboration among staff, students, families, and community members to support personal and social development in addition to academic growth in all our students. Therefore, we believe in providing diverse educational opportunities that inspire, engage and challenge all students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be contributing members of their local and global communities.
Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & EventsSaturdays, through October 29, 1-4pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000 or 823-5977
The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. The antique farm equipment is on display in the side yard any time, as is the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. There is no admittance fee, although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.
Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain display, Guest Houses of Yesteryear, antique farm equipment and Iron Furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school.
New Exhibit - The Grange: A Voice for the Farmers
The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was founded in 1867. Here in Franconia, Lafayette Grange #208 organized in 1875, disbanded in 1879, re-organized in 1894 and remained active for the next 94 years. Maxine Aldrich of Sugar Hill, an active Grange member since the age of 16, recently donated several boxes of artifacts pertaining to the Grange. With this donation, combined with writings and mementos from the Sarah N. Welch collection, volunteers at the Museum have created a mock Grange assembly room plus exhibits featuring the Grange's history and impact on society.
Also new for 2016... a photographic display on the repair and renovation of Franconia's Dow Clock and Tower
Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm (closed when the weather is bad)
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton (603) 444-6050
Serving the communities of Littleton, Lyman, Lisbon, Landaff, Sugar Hill, Monroe, Easton, Franconia, Bethlehem - check the website for a full listing of activities.
Do you need a comfortable area for your card group to meet? Do you host a ladies' afternoon in your home but your living room is getting too crowded? The Senior Center has many afternoons that are open for drop-in style socializing. Call for details.
Do you have, or do you know someone who has, a special talent that you can bring to others? We are looking for people or groups who would like to give lessons in anything at all. Perhaps you know how to scrapbook or maybe you can make greeting cards. We have the space; we just need instructors.
Tuesday, May 16, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye
Wednesday, May 24, 1pm - Bill Mellekas presents his trip to Africa
Friday, May 26, 10am - Shining Lights Visit
Story hour here at the Center - visit and read to the daycare children. Please let Phyllis know if you are interested in going; books are provided and new readers welcome.
Monday, May 29 - Closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 30, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub
Sign Up ASAP, for June 15-August 3 - Free Nature Photography Class in June, July and August
Co-sponsored by Grafton County Senior Citizens Council and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, this class is part of a new "Experience/Arts" initiative. It will provide a guided hands-on exploration of photographing nature led by professional photographer John Anderson, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design who teaches at Plymouth State University and has also served as the White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence. Artful Aging programs are designed to inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share art in ways that are novel and socially engaging. For interested adults 55 and older, no experience with photography is required to participate. Class size will be limited; call Anne-Marie at 444-6050. Made possible through the national Seeding Artful Aging initiative of Aroha Philanthropies, with additional support from the Couch Family Foundation. Donations to support and sustain the program will be gratefully accepted.
Mondays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (any medium; all levels of interest welcome)
Select Wednesdays, 1pm - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually); call to confirm
Littleton Needleworkers - Call for details
Kool KineticsExhibiting at 42 Maple Gallery
42 Maple Street, Bethlehem (603) 575-9077
Kinetic Art is contemporary art, dependent upon movement for its effect. Exhibiting at 42 Maple, a church for kinetic and contemporary art, with a gallery having monthly showings of other artist and themed shows.
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Whitney Community Center EventsWhitney Community Center
10 Black Mountain Road/Route 16A (behind Grammar School), Jackson (603) 383-6861
The Community Center offers many options and spaces for public use. There is a large, multipurpose Main Hall with a stage and seating up to 250. The bright Art Room has working height tables and stools to accommodate about 15 people. A small conference room, with a table and chairs, is an additional option for up to 8 people. The large Kitchen has a gas stove and countertop space, with a pass through into the Main Hall. Detailed information and availability can be found on the Grammar School's website. Handicap accessible
Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28 - Jackson Public Library Annual Used Book Sale
Volunteers & donations sought; please contact the Library
Sunday, June 4, 2pm - Da Capo Concert
Tuesday, June 6, 5pm – JGS Music Recital
Alternate Mondays, 5:45pm - Women Writers Group
Alternate Thursdays, 6pm - Shape note/Sacred Harp Singing (www.northcountrysing.com)
Arts Council of Tamworth Programs & Concert SeriesTamworth Village (603) 323-0104 or 323-7182
The Arts Council of Tamworth (ACT), the first organization of its kind in New Hampshire, has been enriching Tamworth and the surrounding area since 1966. Visit ACT's mission is to inspire and empower our rural community through exposure to and collaboration with master artists and performers representing diverse cultures and art forms. website for more information, including ticket purchase, on all of the performances.
Tuesday-Friday, May 23-26 - Artist Residency: Egyptian Musician & Dancer Karim Nagi
The lovely, generous, funny and talented Egyptian-American dancer, multi-musician and teacher Karim Nagi will join ACT in Tamworth for four days, working with all K-8 Brett students each day, and also the community. During Karim’s residency our community will explore Arab music, dance and customs with this master percussionist and instrumentalist. Through the universal language of music and dance, Karim will demystify and humanize Arab culture in an engaging, fun, participatory program for young people called Arabiqa.
Community workshops are free and open the public. This residency is funded in party by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six new England state arts agencies.
Tuesday, May 23, 6pm - Community Workshop
Participants will learn Arab rhythms of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and beyond. Karim will present traditional Arab instruments, melodies and group dances, both complex and simple, at Runnells Hall in Chocorua
Thursday, May 25, 4pm - Teachers' Workshop
Area educators are invited to KA Brett School, where Karim will introduce the diversity of Arab culture through music, dance, language and costume. Free and open to the public, register at email@example.com. Drop-ins are also welcome.
Friday, May 26, 2pm - Public Assembly
The community is invited to celebrate Karim’s week with the students at the KA Brett School
Friday, May 26, 7:30pm - Final performance at The Barnstormers Theatre
Energetic concert that includes acrobatic dances, rhythmic melodies and joyful song from a variety of Arab cultures, Karim Nagi brings three additional talented musicians for an upbeat performance celebrating the music and dance of a variety of Arab culture. Choose Your Own Ticket Price
Select Saturdays, 7pm - Evening Concerts at Tamworth Lyceum
Call The Lyceum at 323-5120 or stop over to pick up your tickets. Beer, wine and our full menu will be served.
Select Sundays, 1pm - Tamworth Lyceum
Free and all ages, with song circle/open jam session 2pm
| Cindy Russell, Executive Director
Cell Phone: (603) 986-5015
Arts Jubilee Summer Concert SeriesThursdays, July 14-August 11, 6pm
Cranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
North Conway (603) 447-8914
Make your plans now to attend Arts Jubilee's high energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of summer entertainment. Family-friendly concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of Cranmore Mountain. Headline concerts begin at 7pm and an early concert performance, highlighting some of the area's best musicians, begins at 6pm. Admission to the concerts is free for kids 12 and under. For additional information and a sample of the music from each concert, visit MWVEvents.com.
Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization, depending on the support of our community. Donations are welcome year-round by visiting our website and clicking on "DONATE."
| Contact: Dana Clemons, PO Box 285, Bartlett NH, 03812
Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo GalleryThursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050
An award winning photographer, Dana Clemons has been photographing stunning landscapes for over 30 years, offering a large selection of unique, award-winning photographs of the White Mountains and surrounding region. Archival prints, matted or tastefully framed. Also on display and for sale at: White Mountain Artisans Gallery, North Conway; League of NH Craftsman, Littleton & Meredith; Zeb's General Store, North Conway; Flossie's General Store, Jackson Village.
Jackson Art Studio & Gallery, Classes and ExhibitsGallery hours: Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday-Friday by appointment or chance
155 Ridge Road (across the street from David Baker's Art Gallery on Route 16), Jackson (603) 387-3463
Jackson Art is a working art studio, with an attached gallery featuring the work of local Mt. Washington Valley artists/artisans. Working artists demonstrating every weekend. Art classes for all ages and abilities, taught by professional artists and artisans, include Sip and Paint classes, Drawing, Plein Air Painting, Art Camps, Culinary Camps, Fashion Illustration, Teen Open Studio, Jewelry, Photography and more. Please preregister for classes, which are frequently being added to the website.
The Gallery features the work of over 25 local artists, most from Mt Washington Valley-paintings, photography, prints, jewelry, glass, pottery, mosaics, home furnishings and more. New artists are being added frequently; all artwork is for sale. Jackson Art has four shows a year, one for each season. Each show has a theme and features the latest work from local artists. Meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception. Sign up to be on the email list to get an invite to shows at: www.jacksonartnh.com/art-gallery-and-shows/
Private Parties available: Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Wedding Parties, Corporate Event... The Studio's instructor will guide you step by step. It's easy, stress free & affordable. Supplies included in fee.
Sign up Now for Kids/Teens Summer Classes, including Teen Summer Studio Arts with Melanie Levitt, Art Camps for Kids with Melanie Levitt & assistant, and Gnome/Fairy Camp, with Lori Stearns & Melanie Levitt. Class details at www.jacksonartnh.com/art-classes-for-kids-teens/
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 for those 21 and over) 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 ~ easy, stress free and affordable. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist; all supplies included. Smock provided, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to class starting; ask about cancellation policy. Check dates and times online at www.jacksonartnh.com/calendar/
Friday, May 19, 6pm - Robin
Thursday, June 1 - Paint 2 Cherry Blossom Glasses (wine/cheese & crackers included)
Sunday, May 21, 10am - All-Day Color Mixing Workshop, with Melanie Levitt
Melanie will lead you through a series of exercises in color mixing and your knowledge of color will grow dramatically in one day. We will discuss color balance, intensity, warm & cool, and complementary colors to help you create more successful paintings. Melanie will share some of her secret color combinations she uses in her own work. We will discuss color relationships and how a color can look different depending on what it’s next to. Suitable for the total beginner student who wants to learn more, or for the advanced student who wants to expand their knowledge of color mixing to improve their paintings. All supplies are included, and you will leave with “cheat sheets” to use as a reference for future classes. This adult class is also open to teens ages 16 and up.
Saturday, June 10, 1pm - Mosaic Craft Day, with Lori Badger Stearns
Spend an afternoon of creativity creating your own unique mosaic masterpiece - choose from a flowerpot, garden ball or frame. Choose your own colors and patterns. Bring optional small bits to personalize your project. (ie: stones, shells, broken pottery, sea glass, buttons, etc) Our instructor will guide you step by step - easy, stress free & affordable. All supplies included. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to class starting. Open for adults and kids ages 7 and up. Kids under 13 years old must be accompanied by a registered adult.
White Birch Books EventsMonday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street (just south of the park), North Conway Village (603) 356-3200
Thursday, May 25, 4pm - Happy Hours: New England
Enjoy specials, munchies, beer, wine and specific help on finding that perfect book. Plus 15% off the featured books of the night. Fourth Thursday of each month from 4-6pm
Thursday, May 25, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Club discusses "Postcards" by Annie Proulx
Discussions are good, fun, varied and - for the most part - stay on point. Stop in, try it out, meet some new friends and read some great books. Open to any and all readers; meets every fourth Thursday of the month except November and December, when we have a combined month holiday party. Coming June 25 - "The One-in-a-Million Boy" by Monica Wood. www.whitebirchbooks.com/thursdaynight-book-group.html
Saturday, May 27 - Our 25th Anniversary Party!
We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary here at the bookstore so we decided to do a little time traveling back to 1992, when the store first opened. What was on the best-seller list 25 years ago? What was our staff reading back then? Or better yet, what were we wearing while we were reading? And what have been our favorite reads over the 25 years? We will be celebrating all day and offering a 25% discount on 25 selected staff favorites, giveaways for adults and kids, fun activities and more.
Thursday, June 8, 7pm - Mystery Book Club discusses "The Woman Who Married a Bear" by John Straley
A small group, discussion books range from historical mysteries to contemporary thrillers. Books are usually picked a couple months in advance, but sometimes the group lines up books for several months. As with all of our groups, the Mystery Book Club is open to anyone interested and can be a great place to meet fellow readers, while discussing murder and mayhem - as it should be. Meets the second Thursday of every month. Coming July 13 - "Scene of the Climb (A Pacific Northwest Mystery)" by Kate Dyer-Seeley
Wednesday, June 14, 12noon - Author Luncheon
Join us for our luncheon and author talk with Michele Campbell, author of "It’s Always the Husband," at Sea Dog Brewing Company in North Conway. Tickets include luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Tickets can be purchased through the bookstore or North Conway Library (603) 356-2961, by June 13.
White Mountain Musical Arts PresentationsVarious locations
White Mountain Musical Arts, the area non-profit organization known best for its presentation of the annual Bach Festival each August, presents live musical performances throughout the year to awaken contemporary audiences to the vitality of 17th-20th century music through historically informed performance of both familiar and unknown works - as well as current, contemporary music performances from time to time.
Sunday, May 28, 7pm - Annual Memorial Weekend Concert: A Tribute to Military Personnel
Memorial Weekend is the official time to remember and honor military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. The Seacoast Wind Ensemble in the style of a Sousa Band, honors area Veterans and providing a musical salute to thank those that served in the armed forces to preserve our nation and ensure our freedom. A colorful display of the flags from the various branches of the armed services will be presented. The concert will end with the traditional playing of the Armed Forces Medley, saluting, in order of establishment, the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. Generously underwritten by Col. Karen and Lt. Col. Jim Umberger US Air Force Retired, no tickets are required, but donations will be gratefully accepted at the door. Held at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, Maine
Sunday, June 11, 4pm - St Mary Schola
The Saint Mary Schola, based at the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Falmouth, Maine, is a professional early music ensemble devoted to the performance of master works from the medieval, renaissance and baroque eras. The Schola presents enthusiastic audiences with literature that is seldom heard, including motets from such masters as Dufay, Victoria, Josquin Des Prez and William Byrd. There is often a special attention given to the great predecessor to Bach: Heinrich Schütz. Composed of northern New England's finest singers and accompanying instrumentalists, this ensemble has gained a reputation for excellence and elegant chamber music, especially in the a cappella tradition. Performance at First Church of Christ Congregational, North Conway. Admission is a suggested donation, and will benefit the WMMA and its many programs.
|PLYMOUTH AREA (including Center Sandwich & Campton)|
The Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUBFridays, 6:30-9:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
The Corner House Inn is open for brunch on Sunday, and dinner is served Wednesday-Monday.
Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub
April 21 - Starlight Honeys
April 28 - Morgen Belluscio & Rachel Sorlien
May 5 - White Mountain Ceili Band
May 12 & August 25 - Peter Heimlich
May 19 & August 11 - Cindy Duchin
May 26, September 22 & December 1 - Jill Ducsai
June 2, September 1 & December 8 - Peter Lawlor
June 9, August 18, October 6 & November 10 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
June 16 - Tom Fleischmann & Hans Stafford
June 23 & October 27 - Tom Bartlett
June 30 & September 29 - Paul Hubert
July 7 & November 24 - Brian Hastings
July 14, September 8 & November 17 - Doug Hazard
July 21 & December 22 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
July 28 & October 13 - Audrey Drake
PSU and Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & EventsBox Office: Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm and one hour prior to performances
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 phone/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/
Interested in earning your masters in Integrated Arts? PSU offers an M.Ed in Integrated Arts for classroom teachers, visual arts and music teachers and all those who believe in the power of the arts. Also offered is a CAGS in Arts Leadership and Learning for those more advanced in their careers who already hold a masters degree but wish to further develop their abilities in the arts, learning and leadership. Contact Dr. Trish Lindberg, Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting time to discuss your options.
Silver Center for the Arts events:
Call or visit the box office for a greater choice of seats and fewer fees, or buy online. Gift certificates available
Thursdays, June 29-August 17, 2pm - Summer Children's Theatre
Kids will love the catchy original songs and wacky characters, all performed by the professional IMPACT actors from Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln. All the shows are appropriate for even the youngest in the family. Tickets are available now at the Box Office, by phone, or anytime at the website. Check http://jeans-playhouse.com/for-kids/impact-childrens-theatre/ for performance schedule.
Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or 536-9639 or 536-2090
Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome. Serving: Ashland, Campton, Ellsworth, Holderness, Lincoln, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth and Woodstock
Thursday, May 18, 11am - PSU NAME will be providing some entertainment
Thursday, May 25 - First BBQ of the Season to Celebrate Memorial Day
Eat, listen to some music by the Baker Valley Band and pay tribute to the men and women who have died protecting our freedom.
Fridays, through June 9, 11:30am - The Art Around Us, with instructor/visual artist Kathy Cadow Parsonnet
Presented as part of the Experience/Arts series, co-sponsored by Grafton County Senior Citizen Council, Inc and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, participants (55 and older) will learn to see nature in new ways, through hands-on exploration of color using painting and collage techniques. Artful Aging programs are intended to inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share arts in ways that are novel, complex, and socially engaging. No experience is necessary - only the passion to learn something new and to challenge yourself through an arts medium. Sign up by calling or coming into the Center, emailing Robin at email@example.com or online at www.experiencearts.org. Free - made possible through the national Seeding Artful Aging Initiative of Aroha Philanthropies, with additional support from the Coach Family Foundation.
Monday, May 29 – Closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday, June 6, 1pm - Book Discussion Group
We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month's selection will be available at the same time. You must sign up one month in advance to get and read your copy of the book. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more information, call Diane at 536-1204
Mondays, 9am - Wood Carving Class
Beginners are welcome. Bring your own tools or come by and see what it's all about.
Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists
Thursdays, 9am - Crazy Quilting Class
Knitters and crocheters welcome. For more information, call Doris at (603) 786-2297 or Pati at 536-9567
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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Mail: PO Box 417, Center Sandwich, NH 03227
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art ExhibitsMemorial Day weekend through Columbus Day, Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm
69 Maple Street (Route 113N), Center Sandwich (603) 284-7728
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery exhibits art in all media by leading contemporary artists. The Gallery shows an eclectic collection of figurative and abstract work that focuses on originality and innovation. Located in a large barn built in 1825, the ample space provides an excellent venue for two and three dimensional work. To learn more, visit the website.
Art consulting is available year round, and work, though not on exhibit during winter months, is also available year round.
The Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Official Opening is Saturday, May 27. On view will be new works of art by Wendy Ketchum and watercolors by Stoney Conley. In addition, new Carega, Clark and White Bags will be available.
For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Nancy Mardin at 536-3982, or check the website.
Campton Historical Society Programs and EventsThursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 NH Route 175, Campton (603) 536-5140
The building (1 mile north of Blair Bridge Road, Exit 27 off I-93) is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public, with refreshments usually served. Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December.
Monday, April 17, 7pm - Scott Pulsifer presents "China 2012"
Come hear Scott's presentation complete with pictures, videos and souvenirs. The tour starts in Shanghai followed by a bus ride to Hanzhou and includes a climb up a 13 story pagoda, a visit to caves, a tea plantation, a high speed train to Beijing, the Dingling Tomb, the great wall and the Beijing Auto Museum.
Monday May 15, 7pm - Marion Girard-Dorsey presents "The Spanish Influenza"
The Spanish influenza killed 20 million world-wide and lowered the average life expectancy in the United States by 12 years, yet it is a disease that few remember or know well. What was the Spanish influenza, how did it impact the US and the world, and how did the US - already fighting World War I - respond to it?
Marion Girard-Dorsey is an assistant professor of history at the University of New Hampshire.
Corner House Inn Storytelling DinnersThursdays, 6:30pm - Storytelling Dinners are held from the Thursday before Halloween, and continues every Thursday evening (except holidays) through the end of May. Storytelling begins after dessert and coffee are served. For reservations and more information, call or email Don Brown at Corner House Inn.
May 18 - Tim Caverly
“There is a special feeling to the Allagash; a sense of adventure, the thrill of getting away from it all!” says Tim Caverly. “But in the dark of night there is something else. A shadow lingers, hiding beyond the reach of the lantern’s fingers of light. It remains obscure in the midst of the evergreens and old growth. Among the campfires and s’mores, a bone chilling draft embraces all. Shivering, we draw our coats tighter to protect against the rawness . . .”
May 25 - End-of-Season Storytelling Gala
Don’t miss this entertaining smorgasbord of storytellers and tales - gala evenings are always popular, and advance reservations are highly recommended. Five different storytellers will be on hand, spinning yarns after dinner:
Andy Davis - Tales of youthful indiscretions and footloose adventure, multicultural folktales and tales of folk background with an original twist... and one or two stories chosen to inspire and hearten those discouraged by the atrophying of any culture of understanding and decency in the political sphere
Lauretta Phillips - Original (mostly), colorful folk takes, fairy tales, legends, urban tales, tall tales, small tales, cat tales, rat tales and just plain tales with a sense of humor and delight
Debra Ballou - Incorporating folktales, fairy tales, Native American stories, original stories, personal adventures and poems, often using musical instruments, singing and/or audience participation
Bob Reiser - Original zany fables and personal tales of growing-up in Brooklyn - finding joy, pain and laughter in some of life’s most awkward and silly situations
Simon Brooks - Hailing from the UK and traveling most places with his bodhràn, transfixing people with his voice, thrilling folks with traditional tales - it can be funny and it can be poignant - the magic inherent in a story powerfully told
|STATEWIDE NEW HAMPSHIRE & BEYOND|
Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & EventsBristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395
Serving communities of Bristol, Alexandria, Bridgewater, Hebron and Groton
Alternate Tuesdays, 9am - Craft Group
First & third Tuesdays of each month
Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm
Church Street, Canaan (603) 523-433
Visit the historic Mascoma Area Senior Center (MASC) in the former Indian River Grange Hall in the heart of downtown Canaan. Serving communities of Canaan, Enfield, Dorchester, Orange and Grafton.
Art consulting is available year round, and work, though not on exhibit during winter months, is also available year round.
Monday, May 29 - Closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 30, 11am - Stories and Conversations! Native American Tales
Come and join in as Neil Castaldo returns by popular request. Listen to and talk about stories. Yours and his. All are welcome. All are encouraged to participate. Or you can just listen and enjoy. Please join us for lunch at Noon. Neil is a member of GCSCC Board of Directors.
Upper Valley Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon (603) 448-4213
Serving the communities of Lebanon, West Lebanon, Hanover, Plainfield, Enfield, Etna and Lyme. The Upper Valley Senior Center is available for rent, with a large kitchen space, parking and handicap accessible. Great for family events and as a large meeting space. Contact Jill Vahey at the Center.
Thursday, May 25, 6pm - New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell
Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition. Pam Weeks weaves world history, women's history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation. Prompted in part by the material culture at hand, the presenter may speak about fashion fads, the Colonial Revival, quilt-making for Civil War soldiers, and anything else quilt-related she can squeeze in. Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing. Upper Valley Senior Center will have a social hour at 5:30 with program following. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Monday, May 29 - Closed for Memorial Day
Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing
Thursdays, 9am OR 1pm - Senior Art Class
Held at AVA Gallery and Art Center (11 Bank Street, Lebanon). No art experience required; all materials are provided. Transportation available for morning class and afternoon drop off through Upper Valley Senior Center. Enroll at AVA Gallery: 448-3117
Select Fridays, 10am - Suite Notes Recorder Group
| Contact: Lauretta Phillips
New Hampshire Storytelling AllianceThe New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance promotes the oral tradition of storytelling in the community in all its forms: traditional, creative, educational, cultural, personal and therapeutic. NHSA offers assistance to its members and their communities through conferences, workshops, festivals, in the classroom, and at many venues throughout the state.
New Hampshire Storytelling Guilds: Can't get enough of great New Hampshire storytellers? Each month the many storytelling guilds around the state offer storytellers and listeners a chance to come together and share in the amazing experience of story. Check out upcoming and ongoing events at www.nhstorytelling.org/calendar-of-events.
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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.|