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June 28 - July 12
COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)

 

Debb1e2000@aol.com
www.aannh.org/heritage/coos/umbagog.php

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

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

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





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

Presenting the communities of the Great North Woods with opportunities to experience the musical, cultural and performing arts.

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

Monday, June 20, 7pm - Celtic Trio Barrule, presented by GNWCA at Tillotson Center
The unique sound of traditional Manx music is the Celtic World’s best kept secret. This is set to change with the introduction of Barrule, the award-winning trio hellbent on taking the Isle of Man’s music to a much wider audience.

Wednesday, June 29, 7pm - GNWCA presents Jeremy Kittel Band at Tillotson Center
Award-winning fiddler and violinist Jeremy Kittel leads an exceptional band with musical roots spanning the globe. With the drive of Celtic fiddling, spontaneity of jazz, soul of the blues and intricacies of chamber music, the Jeremy Kittel Band captivates and energizes audiences. Jeremy is joined by some of the most dynamic young performers on the American acoustic music scene, with core members Joshua Pinkham (mandolin), Nathaniel Smith (cello), and Simon Chrisman (hammered dulcimer).


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Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & Events
Select venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (802) 266-3687

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 Deb Sargent's Zentangle creations at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), JoAnn Boydston at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Barbara Nedd is exhibiting her paintings 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 art@michelejohnsen.com; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or debsargent@excite.com; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.

Exhibiting until July 5 - CRAG Exhibit by Jane Baribeau, displaying her nature paintings in the Gallery at Tillotson Center, with free admission

Select Thursdays, 6pm - CRAG Meeting
June 16 - Held at the Black Bear Tavern
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.

Monday, June 20-Friday, July 1, 9am - Free CRAG Summer Art Camp
CRAG is making a concerted effort to reach out to the youth in the North Country who are interested in the visual arts. Nicole Jeralds, in association with CRAG, is conducting a ​FREE summer art class at Tillotson Center for young people grades K-12. Students will explore different mediums of fine art through various projects and have the opportunity to exhibit their works of art at the CRAG exhibit during the Moose Festival and Pittsburg Old Home Day. Nicole Jeralds is an art educator from Pittsburg and currently works in Milan, NH. Class size is limited, so please register ASAP by calling (603) 538-9934 or email nicole.jeralds@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 25, 10am - Watercolor Class, Instructed by Judi Calhoun
Held at the Tillotson Center in Colebook. Class size is limited; sign up early by contacting the Tillotson Center at thetillotsoncenter@gmail.com or (603) 237-8576.


For more information, call or email Anne Sullivan, Administrative Director

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www.tillotsoncenter.org

Tillotson Center for the Arts
Closed Mondays
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1:30­-3:30pm
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook (603) 237-8576

The Tillotson Center is the North Country’s premier venue for community heritage, visual and performing arts. It features a heritage museum, a 171-­seat theater, and an art gallery where local artists can display and offer their works for sale. The building originally was the Carriage Barn for The Balsams Hotel stagecoach. After that, it became the hall for the Colebrook Grange. Today the Center is a state­-of­-the­-arts facility for concerts, plays, movies, dances and community events. The Center is also available for weddings, family reunions, meetings and other rentals.

Exhibiting until July 5 - CRAG (Connecticut River Artisans Group) Exhibit by Jane Baribeau, displaying her nature paintings in the Gallery, with free admission

Monday, June 20-Friday, July 1, 9am - Free CRAG Summer Art Camp
The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is making a concerted effort to reach out to the youth in the North Country who are interested in the visual arts. Nicole Jeralds, in association with CRAG, is conducting a ​FREE summer art class for young people grades K-12. Students will explore different mediums of fine art through various projects and have the opportunity to exhibit their works of art at the CRAG exhibit during the Moose Festival and Pittsburg Old Home Day. Nicole Jeralds is an art educator from Pittsburg and currently works in Milan, NH. Class size is limited, so please register ASAP by calling (603) 538-9934 or email nicole.jeralds@gmail.com.

Monday, June 20, 7pm - Celtic Trio Barrule, presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts (GNWCA)
The unique sound of traditional Manx music is the Celtic World’s best kept secret. This is set to change with the introduction of Barrule, the award-winning trio hellbent on taking the Isle of Man’s music to a much wider audience.

Saturday, June 25, 2pm -Movie: Zootopia
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. Popcorn, hot dogs, candy, snacks and soft drinks will be available at the Center’s concession stand.

Wednesday, June 29, 7pm - GNWCA presents Jeremy Kittel Band
Award-winning fiddler and violinist Jeremy Kittel leads an exceptional band with musical roots spanning the globe. With the drive of Celtic fiddling, spontaneity of jazz, soul of the blues and intricacies of chamber music, the Jeremy Kittel Band captivates and energizes audiences. Jeremy is joined by some of the most dynamic young performers on the American acoustic music scene, with core members Joshua Pinkham (mandolin), Nathaniel Smith (cello), and Simon Chrisman (hammered dulcimer).

Thursday, June 30, 1pm - The Tillotson Center presents Little Red Wagon Touring Company
University of New Hampshire's Little Red Wagon is a children's theatre summer touring troupe, performing American Folk Tales, appropriate for families and children (PK-6th grade). America has a thrilling and varied history which has created some pretty interesting stories along the way. From Covered Wagons to Blue Buffalos, 'Coon Skinned caps to Feathered Headbands. These tall tales and adventures not only make up our history, but bring fantastical heroes to life.

Sunday, July 3, 7pm - The Tillotson Center presents The Crunchy Western Boys, with Eric Hughes
Morris Manning and Steve McBrian join Eric Hughes for a mix of Americana singer-songwriter styles with rock pop, and a hint of bluegrass. The Crunchy Western Boys will guarantee a night of great music and great stories. Doors open at 6pm.


GORHAM & BERLIN AREA

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

Exhibiting through May 28 - The Road Not Taken, Artistic Representations of the Poetry of Robert Frost
An art exhibit, inspired by the poetry of Robert Frost and conceived in 2011 by Derry artists Corinne Dodge, Judy Krassowski and Ingeborg Seaboyer, now in its fifth year traveling around New Hampshire. Available for viewing in the Randolph Town Hall - Monday-Thursday, 9am-12noon; Monday & Wednesday, 3-8pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-12noon

June 27-August 22 - Ready, Set, Read Summer Reading Program
Drop in any time for activities in the Children's Room

Monday, June 27, 10am - Mildred Horton Book Group

Wednesday, June 29, 3:30pm - The LEGO Brickumentary

Wednesday, June 29, 6:30pm - What's Up, Doc? Documentary Film Series: MERU
Library will supply the popcorn. Last Wednesday of the month

Sunday, July 3, 7pm - Alexander/Minifie Annual Concert: "Songs for a Summer Evening"
Held at Randolph Town Hall, with tickets for sale at the Library and at the door.

Friday, July 8, 7pm - Stephen Collins presents Walt Whitman (Randolph Town Hall)

Fridays, July 22 & August 19 - The Summer Reading Group Book Discussions
In July, the group will discuss "Some Luck," the first novel of a proposed trilogy by Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jane Smiley, covering 100 years in the life of an Iowa farm family. The August title is "The Brain’s Way of Healing" by Canadian psychiatrist Norman Doidge.

All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.


www.aannh.org/heritage/coos/moffett.php


bcchs@hotmail.com
www.berlinnhhistoricalsociety.org

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

The Moffett House Museum presents exhibits on Berlin's rich history, encompassing its cultural, ethnic and industrial legacies. The museum contains the restored office and treatment center of Dr. Irving Moffett, who practiced in the Moffett House from 1949 until his death in 1993. BCCHS also owns and is in the process of restoring the Brown Company Barns on East Side River Road in Berlin. These two historic barns were last used by the Brown Company as a location for their work horses to take short periods of rest. These barns are the last of what remains of Brown Company Logging.

Reading Room is available for perusing through high school yearbooks or doing research in the many "Brown Bulletins", city reports, antique ledgers and various historical documents. Genealogy research available; the Center contains the largest library of genealogical material North of Manchester. Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"

Saturdays, May 28, June 18, July 16, August 13, September 10, October 1 - BCCS Barn Sales (at Brown Company Barns)


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Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119





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www.facebook.com/JoeDodgeLodge

Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham Notch
Saturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2721

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.

June 11 - Meet the Coywolf
"Meet the Coywolf" is a Natura documentary

June 18 - Alpine Flowers
Join Allison W. Bell, coauthor of "AMC’s Field Guide to the New England Alpine Summits"

June 25 - Ticks
Everything you want to know about ticks, presented by Alan Stearne

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

Susan Ferre
106 Prospect Street, Berlin, NH 03570
(580) 624-0160 cell
susanferre@earthlink.net
www.susanferre.org


info@musicgnw.org
www.musicgnw.org

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

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


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www.stkieranarts.org

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

Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets available in advance (at the Center's office or online) or at the door the night of the performance. St. Kieran’s will hold reserved seating for our membership and loyalty card holders until 1:50pm, at which time space will be opened. General seating is on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited, by fire code, to about 250 audience members. Loyalty cards available.

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

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

Thursdays, June 23-July 28, 9:30am - Mercy Sakes, it’s Drums Alive!
Drums Alive is one of the latest innovations in fitness and wellness, capturing the essence of movement and rhythm combined with fun to deliver real fitness results. Drums Alive will improve the quality of life for a wide variety of audiences; including healthy, mentally or physically challenged children & adults, and those with other life-altering conditions. Improvements will come through the use of principles from movement therapy, music and sound therapy, physical education/fitness and rhythmic education. It allows for individual and creative expression through both verbal and non-verbal communication, provides a healthy way to release aggression and decrease stress, focusing on acceptance, respect and understanding of different cultural movements, rhythms and music. Fee includes music and guided instruction, drum sticks and exercise balls. Please contact the Arts Center by Thursday, June 16 to register. Space is limited to 30 participants and payment in full is due at time of registration. As with any exercise program, please check with your health care professional before making the commitment.

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

Sunday, July 17, 2pm – Linda Pouliot, Chanteuse et Compositeur Francais
Saturday, August 6, 7pm – Chicago Total Access

Programming at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts is made possible by the support of community corporate sponsors, the NH State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, The Wyman Family Fund and The Doris Benz Trust.


Venue contact: Denise Vallee, dvallee@gorhamnh.org

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www.medallionoperahouse.org

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

Friday, June 24, 6:30pm - Bad Gravity
Bad Gravity is a 5-piece hard rock cover band from Minnesota. Get ready to rock with all your favorite rock and metal tunes, like Led Zeppelin, Metallica and Megadeth, to name a few. The live outdoor concert performed at the Gazebo on the Gorham Town Common, with donations gratefully accepted. ATV parking available on Railroad Street.

Saturday, June 25, 6:30pm - Beppe Gambetta, Guitarist
Beppe has that rare ability to paint pictures in the minds of his audience. Whether it’s through the descriptive stories and tales he shares of Italy, or through the power of his guitar playing and melodious vocals, an evening with Beppe is one not soon forgotten. Transitioning effortlessly between American country music and bluegrass and traditional and classical Italian & European songs, Beppe is a cantautore of the highest order. His finger-picking prowess on the 12-string is surpassed only by his flatpicking wizardry on the 6-string.

Thursday, August 4, 7pm - The Modernistics
Join us for a toe-tapping show of music and dance from the Great American Songbook as The Modernistics come to town. The group features acclaimed tap dancers and vocalists Ted and Pamela Powers, with the versatile and virtuosic Peter H. Bloom on flute and Mark Leighton on guitar. Expect an exhilarating evening, with favorites like Blue Skies, Let’s Fall in Love, The Way You Look Tonight, Sunny Side of the Street, Fly Me to the Moon, and the Ellington hit tune It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.

Thursday, August 25, 7pm - Ken & Brad Kolodner, with Rachel EDDY
The dynamic father-son team Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo and fiddles, pushing the boundaries of the Old-Time tradition into uncharted territory. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players in North America, Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the claw-hammer banjo world. Rounding out the trio is multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Rachel Eddy, one of the world’s premier Old-Time musicians and a former member of Uncle Earl. Together, they perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music.

Thursday, September 1, 7:30pm - Cantrip
Cantrip is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in their musical arrangements, likewise the compelling potency of their musicianship. As a trio, the band has tightened its arrangements while expanding its influence. New inspirations began creeping into the sound, complementing the traditional foundation of the band. The enhanced sound has been catching the ear of listeners and concert goers all over again.

Friday, September 30, 7:30pm - Juston McKinney, Comedian
Juston has appeared on a half dozen Comedy Central specials, including a half-hour Comedy Central Presents feature and, most recently, his special Juston McKinney: A Middle Class Hole, which was released by Warner Bros. on CD and DVD. Juston has appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, and he was chosen to be a part of Comedy Central’s Blue Collar Comedy Next Generation Tour with Bill Engval, airing on TBS. Juston has also hosted his own radio program, Live from the Woods with Juston McKinney.

Friday, October 14, 7:30pm - Peter Griggs, Guitarist
"The Guitar In America" concentrates on the unique styles of American guitar music (both acoustic and electric), including traditional country dance music, finger-picking, ragtime, popular songs, blues, jazz standards and originals. Several vocal numbers are included by songwriters and composers such as Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt and Duke Ellington.

Performance tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Gorham Town Hall and online at the website, or at the door (unless otherwise noted). Medallion Opera House is handicapped accessible.


HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)

 

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

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



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

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

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 12, 9:30am - Floral Arranging, with Jane

Friday, May 13, 1pm - Decorative Arts 1: Cacti Painting, with Eileen

Friday, May 20, 1pm - Decorative Arts 2: Garden Signs, with Eileen

Monday, May 23, 1pm - Crafts 2: Garden Jars, with Eileen

Tuesday, May 24, 1pm - Paper Crafts 2: Wall Signs, with Eileen

Thursday, May 26, 9:30am - Card Making, with Jeannie

Monday, May 30 - Center closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31, 1pm - Jewelry 2: Wooden Pins, with Kim Cole

Saturday, June 4 - Annual Fundraising Yard Sale (donations accepted)

Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music

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

Mondays, 1pm - Tech Time with Paul
Paul Anderson is available to help with computer or photography questions. Call to schedule a time or just drop in and see him.

Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group

Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb

Thursdays, 12:45pm - Line Dancing


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Monroe Consolidated School Events
77 Woodsville Road
Monroe (603) 638-2800

Thursday, May 26, 6m - Sports Awards Night
Student athletes in grades K-8 who were members on our school soccer, basketball or cheer leading teams will be awarded. Parents are encouraged to attend this student athlete recognition event in the school cafeteria.

Friday, May 27, 2m - MCS presents their annual Memorial Day program, inviting community members to attend (in the school gym)

Monday, May 30 - School is closed in observance of Memorial Day

Thursday, June 9, 6m - 8th Grade Commencement at the Monroe Town Hall



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

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

Tuesdays, 11:30am - Live Music


LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA

 
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Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer Programs
Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm (through October 10) Also open Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
200 Weeks State Park Road (off Route 3), Lancaster (603) 788-4004

Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, John Wingate Weeks Historic Site's house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at 4pm.

Thursday, July 14, 7pm - Songs of Old New Hampshire
Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers the songs and stories that, in the words of Carl Sandburg, tell us "where we came from and what brought us along." These ballads, love songs and comic pieces, reveal the experiences and emotions of daily life in the days before movies, sound recordings and, for some, books. Songs from the lumber camps, the decks of sailing ships, the textile mills, and the war between the sexes offer views of pre-industrial New England and a chance to hear living artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public.

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.


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bonfletcher@yahoo.com
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Whitefield Historical Society Museum
Thursdays, 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.


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jcm@ncia.net

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

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


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PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584




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www.coloneltownplayers.org

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

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


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www.outdoors.org/summerguide

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www.facebook.com/HighlandCenter

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

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

Saturday, June 11, 7:30pm - Featured Film Screening: Inside the Milky Way
Embark on an astounding journey across 100,000 light years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way. Using cutting-edge science, National Geographic constructs a 3-D state-of-the-art CGI model of our galaxy. Gaze into the heart of the Milky Way on the hunt for super-massive black holes. Witness as stars are born and die. Fly out and above the plane of our galaxy to understand its true shape and scour its dusty spiral arms for the possibility of life. Highland Happenings are free and open to all.

Saturday, June 18, 7:30pm - Seasons of the White Mountains
Professional photographer David Smith shares his photo slideshow depicting the White Mountains of New Hampshire in all seasons of the year. From the snowy peaks of winter, to unique spring wildflowers, summer waterfalls, and amazing fall colors, Dave will share stories of the scenic highlights of this region. Highland Happenings are free and open to all.

Saturday, June 25, 7:30pm - Taking the Lead: Women & the White Mountains
Ever since the White Mountains region became part of the national consciousness, women as well as men have been drawn to them. What may surprise people is how often women have been leaders in the region: from farm wives to climbers, from early hikers to modern businesswomen, from early conservationists to today’s environmentalists. The mountainous region gave women a place to explore their talents and creativity uninhibited by the constraints of urban life. Using art, stories and photographs, Guest Speaker Dr. Marcia Schmidt Blaine explores the role women played and continue to play in shaping and popularizing the White Mountain region. Highland Happenings are free and open to all.

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am - Notch Talk


LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

 
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Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities Schedule
Saturdays, 11am-4pm
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.

We Need Your Help for the Artist in Residence Program
The Curious George Cottage Artist in Residence offers professional and emerging artists in all media an opportunity to pursue and share their art and artistic process while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of New Hampshire's White Mountains. To help make this possible, we provide housing for the participating artist for the two weeks they are in the Valley. We are looking for a donor to provide housing for a consecutive, two-week period in August or early September. If you have a space you're willing to donate, please call or email the Center.

The amazing international choral group, Village Harmony will be returning to Waterville Valley on Friday, August 12. They will be performing near the gazebo in Town Square. The Rey Center has once again committed to feeding and housing these incredible kids. If you have a bed (or two, or four) to spare please call the Rey Center if you're able to be a host or want more information.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Saturdays, June 4-September 13 - Volunteer with Welch Ledge Steward to help educate hikers on the importance of protecting the fragile plant outcrops located on the ledges. Training provided. Please be able to commit to at least 2 weekends.
Alternate Wednesdays, June-September - Be a citizen scientist and help out with our Water Watchers program. Take water quality measurements at different locations in Waterville Valley. Training provided. Please be able to commit to at least 2 sampling sessions.
June -September - Come help out at the Curious George Cottage by leading a story time or craft time. Day and times vary.

Saturday, June 4, 9:30pm - 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. "The Stars" and "Find the Constellations", two books about astronomy written by H.A. Rey, will be available to purchase. 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 10, 7pm – A Garden for Wildlife
Speaking for Wildlife presents their "A Garden for Wildlife: Natural Landscaping for a Better Backyard." Join us at Curious George Cottage and learn how anyone with a backyard, garden or landscaped area can help wildlife by altering their landscaping and gardening practices.

Saturdays, 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, 1pm - Curious Crafts
There's always something fun to make and take home. Always free and open to children of any age.

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





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NCCA's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse & Children's Theatre
Jean'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.

Exhibiting through August - The Art of Nature
An exhibit of fine watercolors by Jeanette Fournier, beautifully detailed paintings of animals and birds in their natural surroundings. Free and open to all

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 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. IMPACT is still looking for community sponsors to help underwrite this amazing program. Contact Christa Hollingsworth at 745-6032 or chollingsworth@jeansplayhouse.com if you are interested in becoming part of the team that brings this free arts program to life.
June 20-25 - The Ugly Duckling
A homely young bird, teased by others in the barnyard, grows up to become the most beautiful swan, showing that being different can be a blessing.
June 27-July 2 - Hansel and Gretel
When desperate parents and a mean old witch dangerously threaten this brother and sister team, they must use their brains to save each other.
July 4-9 - Jack and the Beanstalk
With bravery and a little luck, young Jack tries to find a way to provide for his family – and escape the mean old giant in the sky.
July 11-16 - Rapunzel
Can true love conquer all when Rapunzel’s beautiful long hair is cut short, her dashing prince goes blind, and both are cast out into the deep, dark wilderness?
July 18-23 - The Velveteen Rabbit
A little boy and his favorite toy, a stuffed rabbit sewn from velveteen, are best friends through good times and bad, but the rabbit never gives up on his dream of becoming real.
July 25-30 - The Snow Queen
When the Snow Queen’s evil forces take control of Kai, his best friend Gerda must use love to break the spell and bring him back to his normal happy self.
August 1-6 - Aladdin
With the help of a magic genie trapped inside an ancient lamp, a ne’er-do-well named Aladdin tries to rid his city of evil and become Sultan.
August 8-13 - The Little Mermaid
When a young mermaid first sees the world of humans above the surface of the water, she wants nothing more than to live like them…but at what cost?

Wednesdays, 2pm and Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm, June 23-July 9 - Leading Ladies
In this hilarious comedy by the author of "Lend Me A Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo," two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors resolve to pass themselves off as an elderly woman’s beloved nephews to get her cash, only to discover her inheriting relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces.
Upcoming performances:
July 14-30 - Godspell
August 4-20 - Avenue Q
August 25-September 10 - Altar Boyz
September 22-October 1 - Steel Magnolias
October 6-15 - On Golden Pond


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

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

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


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

The Library has museum passes available for check out: Fairbanks Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Squam Lake Science Center, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum and Wright Museum. The Library is selling Lincoln afghans, available only at the Lincoln Public Library. The afghans feature scenes of historic Lincoln, are 50" x 60", made in the USA, and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out.

On exhibit - Melody Gaudette

Wednesday, June 15, 2pm - Murder around the World Book Club
Join Emily as the book group travels around the world solving murders through books. Free and open to all. Stop at the Library to pick up this month's book. Next discussion on July 20

Friday, June 17, 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. Also meets July 15

Wednesday, June 29, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Free, on the last Wednesday of each month. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire about the film showing. Next movie on July 27

Tuesday, July 5, 6pm - Beginners Digital Photography Class
Join us for a 3 part digital photography class, with Ivan Strickon. You will learn how to use your camera like a pro. We will finish with a field trip to try out your skills. This is a beginner class, but all are welcome to attend. Please call the Library to reserve a seat for this free program.

Wednesdays, 2pm - Spanish Language Study Group

Thursdays, 3pm - Italian/French Language Study Group

Fridays, 10am - Story time with Miss Emily
Join us for a fun hour of stories, songs and crafts. Please call the Library to sign up. Open to all children, parents are expected to remain with their child during program.



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

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

Monday, May 30 - Center closed for Memorial Day


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

 
Contacts: President Dave Goldstone at (516) 592-1462 or davegoldstone1@gmail.com
Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711

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Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & Classes
Open year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
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.

Fridays, June 24 & July 8, 5pm - Sounds in the Sanctuary Classical Concert Series:
For the opening concert of the series on June 24, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation proudly hosts the Trio Cleonice from Boston. Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin, Gwen Krosnick, cello, and Emely Phelps, piano, present a Brahms and Mozart concert. On July 8, North Country Chamber Players Miki-Sophia Cloud, violin, and Bernard Rose, piano, perform compositions by Prokofiev and Mozart.
Upcoming concert events: Richard Kogan, piano: “The Mind and Music of Ludwig van Beethoven” on Friday, July 22; Alon Goldstein, piano: Bach, Schubert, Wagner, Liszt and Debussy on Friday, August 19; and Victoria Cole, soprano with Sergey Marchukov, piano: Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev on Friday, September 23. Concerts are open to the public. A reception with the artists follows each performance. Tickets at the door; season passes for all 5 concerts available. For detailed concert information, check the BHC website or contact Sid Regen – e.sregen@roadrunner.com or (603) 823-7711.

Thursday, July 14, 6:30pm - White Mountain Jewish Film Festival Opening Night: "Dough"
The third annual White Mountain Jewish Film Festival at the Colonial Theatre will certainly feed your appetite for great films, with Master challah baker and teacher, Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein introduce the first film. The superior line-up this year includes a special showing of an Academy Award winner, in addition to movie classics and current favorites. Other films of the series are Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors" with guest speaker, film historian Rick Winston on Thursday, July 28; "Son of Saul" with guest speaker Eve Marko, Spirit Holder for Zen Peacemakers' Annual Bearing Witness Retreats at Auschwitz on Friday, August 5; "Above and Beyond" introduced by former President of the American Veterans of Israel Arthur Bernstein, on Thursday, August 11; and "Deli Man" with guest speaker, professor and humorist Ted Merwin, a National Jewish Book Award winner for his book "Pastrami on Rye, An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli."
A noted guest speaker will introduce each film in the Festival, which is open to the public. Ticket holders are invited to socialize and enjoy light complimentary snacks and beverages on the Colonial patio to meet the evening's guest speaker. Tickets at the door; season passes for all 5 films available. For details about the films and guest speakers, check the BHC website or contact Sid Regen – e.sregen@roadrunner.com or (603) 823-7711.


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

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

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

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

Tuesdays, through July 12, 9am - Water Color Freedom & Fun, with Cathy Smith
Explore innovative ways to put paint to paper and enjoy the pleasures of color and exploration. If you are new to watercolor, this will be a good introduction to color and the ways of the paint. If you have experience, this may send you off in new directions unexplored before. Bring watercolors, brushes, watercolor paper (a Strathmore pad is fine), spray bottle for water if you have one.

Tuesdays OR Thursdays, through June 16, 6pm; Wednesdays OR Thursdays, through June 16, 9am - 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 held June 29-August 4

Saturday, June 18, 10am - Workshop: Mini Half Shell Bracelet, with Deb Fairchild
Learn the ins and outs of combining different sizes of beads to create a bracelet with extraordinary texture. We will use a straightforward peyote bead weaving technique with seed beads and triangles. We will discuss how this variation can be expanded to add interest and fun to your jewelry. No prior experience necessary.

Monday-Wednesday, June 20-22, 9am - Kids Three-Day Workshop: Jewelry & Clay Jewelry Box
In this class, students will work with Kathy Jablonski for an hour and a half each day making jewelry followed by an hour and a half with Taaffe Caton to make a clay jewelry box to hold their creations. Ages 6+

Thursday, June 23, 5:30pm - Annual Celebrate Art Fundraiser
Dinner and silent auction at Littleton Elks Lodge

Saturday, June 25, 9am - One Day Workshop: Nuno Felted Scarf with Beth Harwood
This full-day workshop is designed to give students a working knowledge of the Nuno technique: a method of felting wool fibers into a fabric base, often silk. Nuno felt has become the darling of couture for its lightweight, drape-able and highly textured fabric, perfect for a summer scarf or shawl as very little wool actually touches your skin. Create a luminous lightweight scarf and learn about the fastest-growing technique in felt-making. *Please note that this class requires sustained periods of standing.

Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26, 10am - Full Two-Day Workshop: Making Flatware, with Joy Raskin
Utensils can be surprisingly easy to make. Students will make a utensil or a set of flatware using wire or sheet metal for the handles and sheet metal that we will dome to make spoon bowls, and cut out fork and knife blades. Hammer textures will be covered to show various ways of shaping and texturing metal. Styles such as salad servers, serving spoons, measuring spoon, 3 piece flatware sets (fork, knife and spoon) will be covered. Instructor will provide materials on request.

Mondays, June 27-August 8, 2:30pm - Handbuilding, 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.

Tuesdays, June 28-August 2, 6pm - Guided Open Session, with Sinead Cleary
Students learn new techniques while working on their own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting, soldering or enameling. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Students must have taken a prior Fundamentals or equivalent.

Tuesdays, June 28-August 2, 6pm - Throwing/Hand-building, with Kri Soleri
Open to beginners or those with more experience, Kri will give individual assistance with throwing techniques. Students will explore altering the surface texture of thrown vessels using slip, stretching and incising, and will also work with various mid-range glaze techniques using wax resist, latex and oxide colorants.

Wednesdays, June 29-August 3, 6pm - Throwing/Handbuilding, with Milt Doda
This class will focus mainly on the potter's wheel with some throwing experience required. Demonstrations will be given at the beginning of each class including cups, bowls, handles, plates, vases, pitchers, oval forms, lidded jars, joined forms and sets. Emphasis will be placed on personal expression while expanding technical skills.

Thursdays, June 30-August 4, 9am - Kids Throwing/Hand Building, with Cecily Wheeler Yarosh
This is the class for the young artist that wants to learn how to throw on the wheel. Students will learn how to center the clay, throw cups, bowls and pots and attach handles. All student work will be glazed during the last class. Ages 8+

Thursdays, June 30-August 4, 6pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Jean Matray
Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles.

Saturday & Sunday, July 2 & 3, 10am-5pm - Torch Enamels: Some Like it Hot, with Anne Havel
This is a low budget, low tech approach to enameling small objects or jewelry pieces that will leave students with the skills to do this at home. Students will learn how to use liquid and transparent enamels, sgraffito techniques, and use of under and over-firing for particular desired effects.

Mondays, July 11 & 25, August 8-29, 6pm - Mixed Media: Open 2-D Studio and Instruction
Does winter have you feeling isolated? Come work with others this spring and summer. Stay motivated, break up the work week by sharing creative ideas. Instruction with Karen Abbruscato will be individually guided. What would you like to learn and/or improve upon? Drawing, Painting, Collage, Digital… or mix it up. Bring your own supplies and materials. Bring a friend or two. Also held Thursdays, August 10-31

Saturday, July 16, 9am - One Day Workshop: Basket Making, with Ray Lagasse
Students will make their own woven basket chosen from an assortment of Ray's wonderful baskets, including Pack Basket, Market Basket, Double Pie Basket, Wool Gathering, Tote and Laundry Basket.

Sunday & Tuesday, 1-4pm; Monday, 5:30-8:30pm; Wednesday 12noon-3pm; Friday 10am-1pm - Clay Open Studio
Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio

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


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The Frost Place Museum Events & Readings
158 Ridge Road, Franconia (603) 823-5510 (office) or 823-5048 (museum)

The Frost Place is a permanent home and museum for poets and poetry at Robert Frost's former homestead, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains. Enjoy the view from the front porch of Mount Lafayette and the Franconia Notch. Gaze at Robert Frost's autographed books and hand-written letters safely tucked under glass. And, see the Morris Chair in the front room where Frost sat and wrote his poems. Check out the interactive, multimedia timeline of Robert Frost's life on our website. Learn about the milestones that led the legendary poet 'North of Boston' at http://frostplace.org/about-us/timeline-of-robert-frosts-life/?mc_cid=2a993756ac&mc_eid=fcc013e42b.
During the winter months, the house is closed but the grounds and poetry trail are open. Our offices are open year-round. Please call or email if you have questions. Special events and groups can be accommodated.

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

Saturday-Wednesday, June 25-29, 7:30pm - Evening Reading Series
This summer we're going to fill the air with the voices of many incredible poets--listen for them floating out of Robert Frost's barn and over the White Mountains. All readings are free and open to the public.
Saturday, June 25 - Teresa Carson
Sunday, June 26 - Kerrin McCadden and Rich Villar
Monday, June 27 - Dawn Potter
Tuesday, June 28 - Conference on Poetry and Teaching Participants
Wednesday, June 29 - Afaa M. Weaver

Summer Conferences & Seminars
June 25-29 - Conference on Poetry and Teaching
A unique opportunity for teachers to work closely with both their peers and a team of illustrious poets who have particular expertise in working with teachers at all levels.

June 29-30 - Writing Intensive
A day-and-a-half reading and writing workshop that directly follows the Conference on Poetry and Teaching. Led by renowned poet-teacher Afaa Micheal Weaver, it gives teachers the opportunity to focus entirely on their own creative growth.

July 10-16 - Conference on Poetry
Spend a week at “intensive poetry camp” with writers who are deeply committed to learning more about the craft of writing poetry.

July 31-August 5 - Poetry Seminar
Join a select community of poets to refresh your artistic inspiration in a setting of great natural beauty. Have your poems-in-progress given generous and focused attention in this intimate setting.


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Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & Events
Saturdays, 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



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

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.

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

Thursday, May 12 - Lunch 'n Learn, with Kate
The Eyes Have It: To See or Not To See
Few things are more precious to us than our vision, but good eye healthcare is often overlooked as we take our eyesight for granted. Learn ways to keep your eyes in top shape, about low vision, and what questions to ask your eye care professional. Sign up at front desk.

Tuesday, May 17, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye

On Friday, May 20, 10am - Teddy Bear’s Picnic with Shining Lights Day Care
Join us for a delightful morning - the children will bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal, adults can bring theirs as well, and all who would like will be encouraged to share a story. Fun hats are also encouraged to wear. Come sing along to the song “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” with our young friends from Shining Lights. This event will be outside, weather permitting.

Thursday, May 26 - Memorial Day BBQ Buffet and Music
Kick off the summer season with Lucille Bedard playing patriotic music before lunch. Wear red, white and blue to be included in a special drawing.

Monday, May 30 - Center closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "Legacies" by Janet Dailey

Select Wednesdays, 10am - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually); call to confirm

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

Littleton Needleworkers - Call for details


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

Tuesdays, 6:30pm - North Conway Brass Ensemble
Bring your horn and a stand (if possible) and play Sousa, Dixieland, Classical and more with Randy Ouellette. Music will be provided; call Randy at (603) 662-2957 to let him know what instrument you play.

Select Thursdays - Mt. Washington Ukulele Posse
A fun opportunity to meet other Ukulele enthusiasts and learn new music at an open jam & sing along. All abilities welcome. Bring a ukulele and music stand (if you have one). Organized by Donna Fornier, who is your host and facilitator. Bring a ukulele and music stand (if you have one). Some sheet music will be ready for you to use. For musicians returning, don't forget sheet music from past meetings. No expectations of anything other than fun. Beginner session with Donna precedes Open Jam. Cost is minimal, to offset expenses for the space and music. Every second Thursday; call to confirm dates

Most Saturdays, 10:30am - Music Games and Theory Fun, with Becky VerPlanck
Developing musicianship through fun activities and group participation, for ages 7 and up. This class is excellent for beginners and experienced youngsters who want to learn, participate and have adventures in music while developing their understanding of theory and music. Bring your instrument and be ready for a no pressure, relaxing and friendly experience in music making. Please RSVP to Music Center.


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Sunday, May 8 - Cold River Radio Show
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Believe in Books Literacy Foundation Events
Daily, 9am-4pm
100 Acre Wood (go through the gate, across from Town Hall Road, and follow the signs to the parking area)
41 Observatory Way, Intervale (603) 356-9980

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is on FaceBook and Twitter. Individual, Family, and Corporate BIBLF memberships available. Member benefits include: Free Polar Express lottery entry, merchandise discount, monthly members-only Journey to the North Pole ticket drawing.
Check Out Our Online Store - All proceeds from our Journey to the North Pole merchandise and 100 Acre Wood Maple Syrup go directly towards the literacy programs offered by Believe in Books Literacy Foundation.
Those who would like to volunteer for any of the activities or events listed below or future events can call or email jodi@believeinbooks.org or aimee@believeinbooks.org.

Trails in the Wood are open for the season, 7 days a week, 9am-4pm. Enjoy 10K of running, walking and biking trails in the enchanted 100 Acre Wood. Includes 1/2-mile Storybook Trail: "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" by Jon Scieszka (http://believeinbooks.org/storybook-trail.html)

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

Theater in the Wood
Check website for upcoming events. Tickets available in advance or at the door
Fridays, through August 12, 10am - Children's Summer Theater Series
IMPACT (Imagination and Music - Professional Artistry in Children's Theatre) is the professional children's performance company of Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln. The company writes and performs the musicals, with catchy original songs and wacky characters, each different and a good time for kids and caretakers. Doors open at 9:30am. Ages 3 & under are free; season tickets available. More information at www.believeinbooks.org/children-s-theater.html
June 24 - The Ugly Duckling
July 1 - Hansel and Gretel
July 8 - Jack and the Beanstalk
July 15 - Rapunzel
July 22 - The Velveteen Rabbit
July 29 - The Snow Queen
August 5 - Aladdin
August 12 - The Little Mermaid



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

Make your plans now to attend Arts Jubilee’s high energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of summer entertainment from July 14-August 11. Concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of Cranmore Mountain. We are currently making plans for the 2016 season and invite you to visit our website soon for the full line up.

Thursday, July 14, 6pm - A Tribute to the Beach Boys
The "Beach Party", the cars, the sun, surfin, the endless summer... this is what The Beach Boys music is. They have been the California ambassadors, everywhere on the planet for the last five decades. During summer '98, six artists grabbed their instruments and talent to put together "The ultimate tribute to The Beach Boys" by The Beach Bums. The goal of the show is to recreate the magic and the essence of the '60s on the California beaches.
Early Concert: Our very own Mt. Washington Valley Band - Don't miss them, they make our community proud.

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”.


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

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


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

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

Thursday, July 14, 6pm - Arts Jubilee Early Concert
Opening for "A Tribute to the Beach Boys" on the Cranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage in North Conway


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

As a peace and justice summer camp and conference center, the World Fellowship Center offers guests a place to be with a big mix of smart, fun, active humans at a progressive oasis on 455 mostly wilderness acres in the splendor of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. This secular, intergenerational, multicultural camp and conference center offers public educational events for adults as well as pay-for programming for people staying overnight or commuting by day. Programs address pressing issues of our time and offer opportunities to stretch and be creative. Varied lectures, workshops and performances; check website for program details. Meals served 8am, 12:30pm & 6pm. Overnight accommodations available.

Enjoy summertime pleasures while promoting peace and social justice through education and dialogue, inspired by nature. Daily possibilities include fascinating program presentations, opportunities to play, be creative, hike, bike and explore.

Thursday, June 23 - Summer Season Opens
The full 2016 summer calendar is now available at http://worldfellowship.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/WFC-Summer-CALENDAR-2016.pdf

Thursday-Thursday, June 23-30 - Early Music Week Retreat
Danserye (DAN-se-ray-uh)! With special guest dancer/choreographer Ken Pierce. Explore the influence Italian Renaissance and French Baroque dances had on music for theater and chamber. Dancers will dance alone with Pierce, and collaborate with music classes. Musicians will play dance suites, dance songs and theater music. Group classes tailored to participant abilities, from advanced beginners to advanced, including classes for viols, recorders, voices, mixed ensembles, and classes dedicated to historical dance.
Saturday, June 25, 7:30pm - Peregrine Players Perform
Concert by Early Music Week faculty, with all welcome
Monday, June 27, 7:30pm - The Connection Between Dance and Music
Ken Pierce - performer, teacher, historian and director - discusses the role of dance in 16th-18th century society and sources for early dance study.
Tuesday, June 28, 7:30pm - Sonic Explorations
Tune into music and artistic endeavors with Jessie Downs and Douglas Farrand, who help appreciate the detailed beauty in every grain of sound.
Wednesday, June 29, 7:30pm - EMW Dance Presentation & Social Dance for All
Ken Pierce leads participant dance presentation

Fridays, June 24-August 26, 7pm - Fun Night!
Featuring... Who but Andy Davis?! Storyteller, entertainer

Sundays, June 26 and July 10 & 21, 7:30pm - Intros/Overview
An opportunity to meet others; take a peek at upcoming program offerings; and share memories, hopes and dreams during this 75th WFC Anniversary Summer

Thursday-Saturday, June 30-July 2 - Singing with Courage!
Jon Arterton, founder/musical arranger of The Flirtations, helps beginners and experienced alike lift voices in a supportive environment. Improvise... experiment... laugh! Those who were told not to sing as children are especially encouraged to attend.

Thursday, June 30, 7:30pm - Alternative 4th of July
Whither the Death Penalty? An American Horror Story
Speaker Tanya Greene is a NYC-based attorney who works with the Federal Capital Resource Counsel Project

Friday, July 1-10, 4pm - Art On the Porch with Youth Art Collectives
Fabulously creative youth arts collectives, ORNG Ink & ERA, from Orange, NJ, lead colorful expression for all ages

Saturday, July 2, 10am - Statue of Liberty or “a Beautiful Wall”?: Welcoming the “Huddled Masses”
Presented by Maggie Fogarty and Arnie Alpert, AFSC/NH

Saturday, July 2, 7:30pm - The Afro D All Starz!
Socially-conscious hip-hop, with sultry R&B vocals, danceable grooves, and great solos

Sunday-Wednesday, July 3-6 - Global Peace and Justice
Sunday, July 3, 10am - India’s Race for Development: Who Benefits? Who’s Left Behind?
Speaker Somnath Mukherjee is development coordinator for the Assoc. for India’s Development
Sunday, July 3, 7:30pm - Cuba!
Witness for Peace delegates report back
Monday, July 4, 7:30pm - Toward Global Citizenship
Speaker Joia Mukherjee is chief medical officer of Partners in Health, a nonprofit focused on reducing global health disparities by strengthening health systems through public sector support and community-based programs
Tuesday, July 5, 7:30pm - Climate Change, Ancient and Modern
“Snowzillas” on the east coast, megadroughts in the west... how do extreme weather events relate to our warming planet? Presented by Evan Hadingham, NOVA Science Editor
Wednesday, July 6, 7:30pm - From Global to Local: Building a Movement for Climate Justice
Presented by Brian Tokar, author and critical voice for ecological activism, Institute for Social Ecology. His books include "Earth for Sale," "The Green Alternative" and "Toward Climate Justice"

Thursday-Sunday, July 7-10 - Cycling Adventure: Over the Mountains and Thru the Woods
Stretch your capacity and enjoy great scenery and camaradarie with 1-4 days of road rides.

Thursday, July 7, 7:30pm - Economics for a Just, Productive Economy
Gerald Friedman, UMassAmherst economics professor, was at the center of a political buzzstorm when he took the first comprehensive look at the projected economic impact of all of Bernie Sanders’ spending and tax proposals.

Saturday, July 9, 10am - From NYC to Tokyo: How International Youth are Joining Forces to Create a More Peaceful World
Mary Popeo, Global Zero Action Corps Leader for MA, was in Hiroshima/Nagasaki working with bomb victims, researching nuclear weapons/nuclear energy, and immersing herself in the Japanese peace movement.

Saturday, July 9, 7:30pm - Jean Rohe!
A citizen artist with an intuitive blend of folk, jazz, and Brazilian tradition who approaches social concerns with artistry and heart

Sunday-Sunday, July 10-17 - Moving for a Movement Week
For budding actors/writers/dancers... Have you wanted to act, write or dance in a theatrical production? Join women's rights activist/director Jason Jeremias & choreographer/dancer Kate Griffler on this new work incorporating your contributions. Poet
Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and fiction writer Ellen Meeropol will also lead sessions. Participants who sign up for five rehearsal days may perform on Saturday. Or you may join workshops and not perform.

Sunday, July 10, 10am - Farm to Cafeteria: A Growing Movement
Daithi Wolfe is an Early Ed Policy Analyst at the WI Council on Children and Families

Monday-Wednesday, July 11-13 - Chocorua Writing Workshop: The Overlooked Art of Letter Writing
Can a letter be as powerful as a poem? Engage like good fiction? Persuade like an essay? Help the writer process like journaling? Yes! Two sessions of exploring letters and epistolary texts, and writing our own with Ekere Tallie
Wednesday, July 13, 10am - Beyond the Facts: Fiction for Justice
Fiction can entice readers to consider social justice issues in fresh ways. In this workshop with novelist/activist Ellen Meeropol, we will play with ways to move beyond the headlines and slogans and surprise ourselves. We will create characters, write short scenes, and share our work with each other.

Monday-Saturday, July 11-16, 8am - Photography Workshop
Art and science of light translate what the eye sees into images. Learn about the art of light during this week’s morning sessions, for all levels, with Nature Photographer Gina Bilander.

Monday, July 11, 7:30pm - The Price of Silence: Bringing the Global Struggle for Women’s Rights to Life on Stage
Presented by Jason Jeremias, artistic director of the global grassroots intersectional performance art collective for women’s rights - Price of Silence. Jason formerly served as a Darfur campaign coordinator and Western African coordinator with Amnesty International, while leading campaign for women’s rights globally.

Tuesday, July 12, 7:30pm - Disappeared in America: Secret Detention and Interrogation in Fiction and Fact
Ellen Meeropol reads from "On Hurricane Island," her novel set at a fictional detention/interrogation center in Maine. Robert Meeropol examines the realities of human rights abuses and our historical willingness to trade civil liberties for government-promised safety from enemies foreign and domestic. Robert is founder/former director of Rosenberg Fund for Children.

Wednesday, July 13, 7:30pm - Dear Continuum: Letters to a Poet Crafting Liberation
Ekere Tallie reads from her new book. Her work focuses on women, race, ancestry, violence, social justice and the healing power of art.

Thursday, July 14, 7:30pm - New York’s Photo League
From 1936-1951, influential photographers explored how art could bring social change through images that reflected their progressive
beliefs. Images & discussion with Gina Bilander


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

Adult Storytime with Coloring?
We have an idea and we want your opinion. Would you like to have a night that you can sit around with your friends listening to a story and relieving some stress while coloring in your adult coloring book? Maybe with some light snacks and beverages? Sounds like cheap therapy, right? Let us know if you would be interested in attending an evening like this and we will see what we can do to make it happen.

Thursday, June 9, 7pm - Mystery Book Club discusses "Twisted Threads" by Lea Wait
Author Lea Wait will be joining the Book Group discussion this month! We have enjoyed her antique prints mystery series and we cannot wait to hear what she has to say about this new Mainely needlepoint mystery.
A small group, discussion books range from historical mysteries to contemporary thrillers. Books are usually picked a couple months in advance, but sometimes the group lines up books for several months. As with all of our groups, the Mystery Book Club is open to anyone interested and can be a great place to meet fellow readers, while discussing murder and mayhem – as it should be. Meets the second Thursday of every month. www.whitebirchbooks.com/mystery-book-group.html

Monday, June 13, 12noon - Author Luncheon with D. A. Keeley
Luncheon and talk with D.A. Keeley, author of "Destiny's Pawn" at Sea Dog Brewing Company, North Conway. Keeley will be discussing the third book in his series about Agent Peyton Cote. When Cote discovers a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy along the Canadian border, she has no idea who placed him there or why. And Victor Tankov, on his deathbed in Russia, likes it that way. By giving the boy political asylum, Peyton sets in motion a plan 25 years in the making, leading back to the world's largest art heist at Boston's Gardner Museum. Tickets include luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Tickets can be purchased through the bookstore or North Conway Library (356-2961, by June 10.

Friday & Saturday, June 17 & 18, 11am - MWV Children's Museum Second Annual Rayne's Fairy Festival
We will be at the Fairy Festival with lots of fun fairy-themed books, coloring books and even some amazing fairy houses. Stop by Cranmore Mountain Resort to see us and support the MWV Children's Museum. All of Cranmore's regular amazing summer happenings are going on while this free, fantastic, fantasy based experience is taking place as well.

Thursday, June 23, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Group discusses "Waiting for Snow in Havana" by Carlos Eire
Eire's childhood, until his world changes, is as joyous and troubled as any other -- but with exotic differences. A wry, heartbreaking, intoxicatingly beautiful memoir of growing up in a privileged Havana household -- and of being exiled from his own childhood by the Cuban revolution.
Discussions are good, fun, varied and – for the most part – stay on point. Stop in, try it out, meet some new friends and read some great books. Open to any and all readers; meets every fourth Thursday of the month except November and December, when we have a combined month holiday party. www.whitebirchbooks.com/thursdaynight-book-group.html


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Jeanne Limmer Dance Classes and Performances
Jeanne Limmer Dance Center & The Branch at Eastern Slope Plaza
23 & 24 Reporter Court (off Main Street), North Conway Village (603) 356-3422

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

Tuesday-Thursday, July 12 & 13, 6pm and July 14, 9am - Master Class Series: Contemporary Fusion Technique, with Helanius J. Wilkins
These master classes are designed to deepen studies in contemporary fusion through finding the joy of “daring dance” by engaging in a physical practice and discussion-based process that fuses the exploration of velocity, weight, gesture and gymnastic principles with technique as conditioning work, mental training, and building strong performance skills. Concepts are introduced and practiced through improvisation, floor and center technique sequences, and across the floor combinations. Ultimately these sessions will enable participants to increase their sense of body awareness and connectivity, identify personal movement preferences while broadening movement possibilities, explore expressive range, and manipulate movement ideas through the performance of choreography. Presented by award-winning choreographer, performance artist, scholar and instructor Helanius J. Wilkins.


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Steel Dreams, Community Steel Band, Seeks Participants
Tuesdays, 6:30pm
Ajaja Music
903 West Side Road, Conway (603) 447-5107

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


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The Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUB
Fridays, 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 lunch Wednesday-Sunday through Columbus Day, on the beautiful garden patio or air conditioned dining rooms. Brunch is available on Sunday, and dinner is served Wednesday-Monday.

Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub

June 24, August 26 & November 25 - Starlight Honeys
July 1, October 7 & November 11 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
July 8 - Tom Fleischmann & Hans Stafford
July 15, September 23 & November 4 - Cindy Duchin & Friends
August 5, October 28 & December 16 - Doug Hazard
August 19 & November 18 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
September 9 - Audrey Drake
September 16 & December 9 - Jill Ducsai
September 30 - Peter Heimlich
October 14 - Paul Hubert


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Advice to the Players Performances, Workshops & Events
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-4pm (open at 6pm for evening events)
Arts Center at 12 Main
Center Sandwich (603) 284-7115

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

Our Shakespeare presentations are in August during Sandwich Old Home Week, October during the Sandwich Fair, and in March. Venues include ATTP's new Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage, The Sandwich Town Hall and The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. The Arts Center also hosts ongoing gallery exhibitions, as well as the ATTP Company Store. Our December presentation of A Christmas Carol celebrates Victorian Christmas in Tamworth Village. During the school year we offer daytime performances and workshops for schools and student groups, and in July we offer Shakespeare Camps for students of all ages.

Announcing Summer Season 2016
June - Shakes-BEER-on-Tap Pub Reading: Henry IV (Part 1 & 2)
July - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
July & August - Staged Reading Series
August - The Tempest

Thursday, June 16, 6:30pm - Falstaff in the Corner House Pub!
Returning to The Corner House Inn (specifically the upstairs pub) for an on-our-feet reading of Henry IV, Part 1! Yes, it's a history play -- there are battles and Kings and such. But this is also one of the Falstaff plays, and what better setting for Falstaff than the pub? ATTP favorite Chris Boldt will be returning to the role he played two Summers ago in Merry Wives of Windsor at the Fairgrounds. This reading will also feature several other ATTP veterans, and is also a kickoff event for our upcoming Summer Season 2016. There is no cover charge for this event, so we hope you'll join us for fine food, fine drink, camaraderie, and a boisterous performance.

Shakespeare Drama Camps Sign-Up
Join ATTP in July and August for an exciting journey into Shakespeare’s language, characters and plays. Our two- and four-week camps are theater experiences that immerse young people of all ages in the art and craft of acting, and the terms and techniques used to create Shakespeare’s plays. More information at www.advicetotheplayers.org/education/#camps and sign up at www.advicetotheplayers.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Camp-Sign-Up-Form.pdf

Select Wednesdays, 7:30pm - ATTP Concert Series
Presented at the Arts Center at 12 Main. Admission is by donation, and light refreshments also available by donation, which supports the arts, the artists, and Advice to the Players.

Select Saturdays at 7:30pm - Studio Theatre Series
Readings and staged performances of modern classics, new plays and other surprises at the Arts Center at 12 Main.


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PSU and Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & Events
Box 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 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 plindber@plymouth.edu 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, through August 11, 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.
June 30 - Hansel and Gretel
July 7 - Jack and the Beanstalk
July 14 - Rapunzel
July 21 - The Velveteen Rabbit
July 28 - The Snow Queen
August 4 - Aladdin
August 11 - The Little Mermaid




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

Wednesday, May 18, 11am - White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence Ben Cosgrove
Ben Cosgrove is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, essayist and touring performer with a deep interest in the human relationship to landscape and place. Ben’s interests in landscape, place and ecology have become the strongest forces guiding his composition and performances. Ben will play compositions inspired by landscape, describe his artistic process and lead an informal discussion on the relationships between music, sound and sense of place. For additional details, contact the Arts Alliance of Northern NH at (603) 323-7302 or programs@aaannh.org.

Thursday, May 26, 11am - Baker Valley Band provides music for the BBQ celebrating Memorial Day

Tuesday, June 7, 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 Goodspeed at (603) 786-2297

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




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www.aannh.org

AANNH UDL/Arts in Inclusive Learning Workshops
Pease Public Library
1 Russell Street, Plymouth (603) 323-7302 (information)

The Arts Alliance and our partners at VSA NH will be offering a series of wonderful, low-cost summer professional development opportunities for educators focusing on Universal Design for Learning as part of our "Arts in Inclusive Learning" contract with the John F. Kennedy Center. Customized workshops for schools or SAUs are also available, including training for paraprofessionals working with students in arts classes. Visit our website for additional information, or email us at info@aannh.org with questions. Note that there are scholarships available for all workshops, and that they are also open to all those interested in arts learning -- including nonprofit staff, artists, parents and community members.

Programs include:
Monday, June 27, 6pm - Move and Learn! Creative Movement Activities for the Young Child
Led by Kelly Doremus Stuart, a workshop for early-childhood educators (preK-grade 2), librarians, parents and grandparents, teaching artists, high-school and college students. Kids love to move! Creative movement can be an essential tool for cognitive, social and emotional learning for children of all abilities -- and it's exciting and engaging as well. In this fun and informative hands-on workshop, Kelly introduces the concepts and principles needed for each participant to become comfortable facilitating creative movement activities for preschool and early-elementary-aged children. Learn ways movement can be used to teach a wide array of topics and practical ideas for using creative movement in any early-childhood setting. Examples for inclusion and engagement of children of all abilities will be given throughout the workshop. No previous dance or creative movement experience required! Please bring your sense of play and a willingness to explore new ways of moving -- and wear comfy clothes and shoes.

Monday, July 11, 9am - The Art of Writing: Turning Words, Sentences & Stories into Student-Created Art Books
For many students, particularly those struggling with language and self expression, writing of any kind is challenging; these students often feel defeated and frustrated and consider themselves failures in this critical area. Yet students who are challenged writers - and those limited in oral expression - often are very excited about working with the colorful, varied materials used in making art books. This workshop is designed to introduce ways to motivate young writers on any academic level so that they can gain skills in the process of writing through appealing exercises in poetry, imaginative expression and journaling. Attention will be given to differentiating and adapting the lessons to fully include students with learning differences and disabilities. Various ways to capture self-expression will be demonstrated, including the creation of unique books, utilizing a variety of visual arts strategies.


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Mail: PO Box 417, Center Sandwich, NH 03227


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Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art Exhibits
Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm
69 Maple Street (Route 113N), Center Sandwich (603) 284-7728

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery exhibits art in all media by leading contemporary artists. The Gallery shows an eclectic collection of figurative and abstract work that focuses on originality and innovation. Located in a large barn built in 1825, the ample space provides an excellent venue for two and three dimensional work. To learn more, visit the website.
Art consulting is available year round, and work, though not on exhibit during winter months, is also available year round.

Saturday, June 11, 5pm - Opening Reception: After Australia
An exhibit of new works exploring Kathrn Field’s journey after leaving a teaching career to become a full time artist. Oils and watercolors will be on exhibit for the month of June.


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www.plymouth.edu/gallery/

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

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


PO Box 105, Holderness, NH 03245



info@littlechurchtheater.com
www.littlechurchtheater.com

Little Church Theater Celebrates 2016 Summer Season
Throughout summer
Little Church Theater and Art Gallery
40 Route 113, opposite the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness (603) 968-2250

New Hampshire Magazine's 2015 Editor's Pick for Best Tiny Theater, The Little Church Theater is committed to bringing unique theatrical and artistic events to the region, with three months of performing and visual arts, all open to the public. Located on the shores of Squam Lake, their season runs from May through September.

Wednesday, July 6, 7pm - NH Fiddle Ensemble Concert
Join in our raucous jam session, and be ready to tap your feet and dance in your seat at this rowdy, exhilarating, feel good show. The NH Fiddle Ensemble, led by Ellen Carlson, is a group of acoustic musicians on guitars, mandolins, banjos and basses playing lively fiddle music in a variety of traditions-folk, country, pop, swing, Irish, classical, and much more. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Friday & Saturday, July 8 & 9, 7:30pm - Evening of One Acts
A great play is a great play, no matter how long it is! A selection of original one act plays by emerging and up-and-coming playwrights from the New England area.

Thursday-Saturday, July 14-16, 7:30pm - Any Body for Tea?
Afternoon tea proves to be a deadly proposition in the mystery/comedy "Any Body for Tea" (by C.B. Gilford) based on the successful "Bull in a China Shop" of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Dennis O'Finn, investigating the death of an elderly lady, discovers that he himself is the motive for murder... six sweet, but slightly balmy ladies are all in love with their bachelor neighbor, the handsome, forty-ish, O'Finn. To lure him to visit, they stage a homocide. To keep him around, they must do it again.

Register by July 18 - Designers Wanted!
This will be an evening of style, design, fun and excitement. Your challenge is to create a one-of-kind design using only materials that have been recycled and/or re-purposed. Prize money will be awarded for ages 11-16 and 17+.
Design Contest Guidelines:
Designs must incorporate only recycled or re-purposed goods (Old out-of-style clothes may be used if they are turned into something new). No use of newspapers or other non-recycled materials. Design has to be re-wearable.
Entries may be created by a group.
Designer or group is responsible for arranging a Red Carpet Runway model for their creation. Each model/designer will have their hair and make-up done before the show by professional stylists.
Judges will critique entries on the following:
* Creativity of the design
* Use of different recycled, re-purposed or reused materials
* Ability to wear the design
* Use of color, texture of materials and construction of the design
* Accessories


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








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www.camptonhistorical.org

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

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

Monday, June 20, 7pm - Eloquence and Civic Life - The Oratory of Daniel Webster
What made New Hampshire native Daniel Webster America's greatest orator? The presentation will investigate the sources of Webster's genius as a public speaker, and discuss the most eloquent examples of his rhetorical legacy.
James M. Farrell is a Professor of Rhetoric in the Communication Department at the University of New Hampshire, where he teaches classes in argumentation, propaganda, rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism, and American public address. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 1988, and has published numerous critical and historical studies of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century American discourse. He is a past winner of the Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award from the National Communication Association, and a past winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts at UNH. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.


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www.cornerhouseinn.com

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

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

May 19 - Mark Chamberlain
Mark currently resides with his wife and thousands of honeybees - both at times become characters in his personal adventure stories. Besides his original stories, he loves to tell his own versions of traditional folktales that are both humorous and thought provoking.
May 26 - End-of-Season Storytelling Gala
Corner House Inn marks the conclusion of their 28th season of Storytelling Dinners with a Storytelling Gala, featuring five different storytellers spinning yarns after dinner. Appearing on the program will be storytellers Angela Klingler, Debra Ballou, Lois Royal, Bob Reiser and Andy Davis. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Angela bridges time, culture and community with her animated retellings of traditional world folktales, fables, fairytales, myth, legend and geomythology.
Incorporating folktales, fairy tales, Native American stories, original stories, personal adventures and poems, Debra often uses musical instruments, singing and/or audience participation to enhance the experience.
Fond of the legends of American Indians and Aborigines, Lois spins tales from Asia, Europe, Africa, the Appalachians and original works as well.
Bob’s repertoire includes 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.
Andy's varied repertoire includes tales of youthful indiscretion and footloose adventure, multicultural folktales and tales of folk background with an original twist.


Friday, March 25, 3:30pm - Bookworms Book Club (grades K-2) discusses "The Absent Author" by Ron Roy (A-Z Mystery)

Friday, March 25, 4:15pm - Page Turners Book Club (grades 3-4) discusses "Guinea Dog" by Patrick Jennings

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www.peasepubliclibrary.org

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

Art Exhibit - Insightful, by the NH Association for the Blind
It is all hands on high contrast tactile craft pieces created by people here in NH. Not only is this accessible to those facing limited vision, but it's fabulous for the general public to be able to experience the pieces through other senses. They gain a little glimpse of what it might be like to have poor vision and how one might enjoy the world around them. And of course it is child friendly, as it is unusual to welcome people to touch the pieces. The art has been created by the League of NH Crafts.

Also Exhibiting - Plymouth POD, local branch of the National Organization-Women's Caucus for Art, featuring various art work by local artists

Through June 25 - Summer Reading Registration: On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!
This year's theme is all about sports and fitness. Visit the Library between these dates to register for the reading program and all our programs throughout the summer.

Saturday, June 25, 12noon - 4th Annual Touch-A-Truck
Touch-A-Truck is a fun filled family event meant to be enjoyed by children of all ages. Come meet your local heroes at the Plymouth Municipal Airport. Experience fire trucks, police cruisers, diggers, airplanes and more up close. Mo Fun will join us to balloon twist. Suggested donation; all proceeds support Summer Reading Events. Refreshments will be available at no additional cost. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Mondays, June 27 & July 11, 1pm - Lego Open Play
Calling all LEGO engineers... come build and display a project. Ages 5+

June 28-August 11 - Spring Storytime and Music
Tuesdays, 10:15am - Storytime for Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Join in for singing, finger plays, rhymes, shakers and books. Drop in, no registration required
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6)
Join in for books and a craft. Registration required
Thursdays, 10:15am - Music with Miss Becky
Children ages 0-6 can sing, dance and listen to some books. Miss Becky will have her guitar and drums for a music and movement session. Drop in, no registration required

Tuesday, June 28, 3pm - Olympic Crafts
All ages - registration required

Wednesday, June 29, 2pm - Bubbles @ Fox Park
Make your own bubble wand. Registration required

Thursday, June 30, 5pm - Squam Lakes Science Center Presentation: Animal Athletes
Come compare your abilities to some of NH’s wild athletes. Arrive early if you want to walk the trails.
Admission required - registration requested. *Meet at Squam Lakes Science Center

Friday, July 1, 11am - Maker Space Toys!
Come play with our tech toys - LittleBits, Snap Circuits and more...

Saturday-Monday, July 2-4 - Library closed... Happy Independence Day

Wednesday, July 6, 2pm - Paper Airplane Competition
Construct paper airplanes and see which designs fly the farthest. Registration required

Thursday, July 7, 3pm - LittleBits Open Play (MakerSpace)
Come make circuit projects with LittleBits. Recommended for Grade 1+

Thursday, July 7, 5:30pm - Teen Night
3D doodlers, Zentangle, Duct Tape crafts and more for 6th grade and up. Bring a snack to share.

Friday, July 8, 5pm - Life Size Candyland
Join us for a life size game of Candy Land throughout the Library. Registration required

Mondays, July 11 & 25, 7pm - Community Knitters
All ages and levels of expertise are welcome. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (usually, call to confirm). Contact: Nancy Conklin, (603) 707-6024

Tuesday, July 12, 11:30am - Food Prints!
Test different foods to see what kind of prints they can create.

Wednesday, July 13, 4pm - Rainforest Reptiles!
Learn about some amazing reptiles including a lizard and a snake. Petting session with Reptiles who Rock to follow. Registration requested

Thursday, July 14, 2pm - Minute to Win it!
Can you complete the challenge in one minute? Come test your skills. Registration required

Friday, July 15, 12noon - Snap Circuits (MakerSpace)
Create circuits with snap circuits

Friday, July 15, 3:30pm - Sewing
Construct a no-sew tote bag out of a pillow case (pillow cases will be provided). Bring your own shears if you have them. Registration required; limit of 20, for 1st grade and up

Saturday, July 16, 11am - Sensory Storytime
Join us for finger plays, flannel board activities, books, music and more. Sensory Storytime is for all children, but especially welcoming to children with sensory integration challenges, those on the spectrum and those with other developmental delays. A predictable visual schedule will guide our sessions. For ages 2-6

Monday, July 18, 3pm - Special Event: When You Read, You Score!
Join us for a special storytime complete with trivia (prizes), a craft and photo opportunity with Boston Bruins Mascot, Blades. All ages welcome; registration requested.

Friday, July 29, 3:30pm - American Girl Book Club
Read "Meet Kaya" and do a craft; for 1st grade and up. Registration required.

Mondays, 10:30am - Come Read to Willow
Come in to read to our resident therapy dog Willow, a good listener for any struggling or reluctant readers, young and old. Or just come in to say Hi, no registration required. Sign up at the front desk to read to Willow.

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

Online resources - Mango Languages can be accessed from your home computer for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. As an extension of Mango, Little Pim offers fun with language for ages 0-6. Please contact the Library for details.

Passes available to numerous museums & centers, including Canterbury Shaker Village, Museum of NH History, Polar Caves Park, Shepherd-McAuliffe Discovery Center, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and Currier Art Museum, among others. Visit www.peasepubliclibrary.org/pease/museum.asp for more information.


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www.plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains/

Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University
Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 11am-4pm (closed PSU holidays & closings)
Plymouth State University
34 Highland Street, Plymouth (603) 535-3210

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

Exhibiting through October 7 - Taking the Lead: Women and the White Mountains
In the nineteenth century, female tourists opened up and popularized trails, explored the natural world, and wrote of the beauty, challenges, and discoveries they found in the mountains. In the twentieth century, women connected the White Mountain region to the larger world, while pushing the limits society imposed on them. Using art, letters, maps, clothing and photographs, “Taking the Lead” explores the role women played and continue to play in shaping and popularizing the region.

Wednesday, June 22, 4:30pm - Changing Climate, Changing Forests
Linking Global and Local Perspectives on How a Changing Climate Sculpts Forests of New Hampshire
Lindsey Rustad, a research ecologist who works for the US Forest Service, will discuss her latest research on climate change and the Northern Forest. Interested in man-made disturbances on forested ecosystems in New England, especially as it applies to climate change, she aims to integrate a wide range of data into a unified multidisciplinary approach to understanding ecosystem response to global change. Working at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, she created “WaterViz,” a new water-cycle visualization tool for sharing water science with the public using real time forest data.
Please visit the Museum of the White Mountains before the talk, open 10am until 7pm on the day of Dr. Rustad's presentation. Her talk is part of the "Taking the Lead: Women and the White Mountains" exhibit at the Museum. The talk will be held in Heritage Commons, Samuel Read Hall Building (28 Highland Street). Both the talk and the Museum are free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by PSU's Center for the Environment.


STATEWIDE NEW HAMPSHIRE & BEYOND

 

bristol@metrocast.net
www.gcscc.org/newfound.html

Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & Events
Bristol 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



www.gcscc.org/mascoma.html

Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & Events
Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm
Church Street, Canaan (603) 523-4333

You’ll love visiting the historic Mascoma Area Senior Center (MASC) in the former Indian River Grange Hall in the heart of downtown Canaan. Serving communities of Canaan, Enfield, Dorchester, Orange and Grafton

Monday, May 30 - Center closed for Memorial Day



uvsc@gcscc.org
www.gcscc.org/upper-valley.html

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

Serving the communities of Lebanon, West Lebanon, Hanover, Plainfield, Enfield, Etna and Lyme

Thursday, May 19, 11:30am - Birthday Social, with Roger Tatro

Thursday, May 26, 6pm - A Soldier's Mother Tells Her Story
Speaking as Betsey Phelps, the mother of a Union soldier from Amherst, NH who died heroically at the Battle of Gettysburg, Sharon Wood offers an informative and sensitive reflection on that sacrifice from a mother's perspective. Wood blends the Phelps boy's story with those of other men who left their New Hampshire homes to fight for the Union cause and of the families who supported them on the home front. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Contact: Jill Vahey

Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing

Alternate Wednesdays, 1pm - Craft Time
Join Judy every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. She will have a project or two for you to create.

Thursdays, 9am OR 1pm - Senior Art Class
Held at AVA Gallery and Art Center (11 Bank Street, Lebanon). No art experience required; all materials are provided. Transportation available for morning class and afternoon drop off through Upper Valley Senior Center. Enroll at AVA Gallery: 448-3117

Select Fridays, 10am - Suite Notes Recorder Group