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May 24 - June 07
|COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)|
Errol Heritage Commission Historical DisplayMonday, 9-11am; Tuesday, 5-7:30pm; Thursday 8:30-11am
Errol Town Hall (first floor)
33 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3884 (Deb Freedman)
We have an old photo display for the public to enjoy. It is just a peek into the rich historic past of the area.
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.
Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents...Great North Woods Committee for the Arts
Various locations, including Tillotson Center at 14 Carriage Lane (next to the post office) in Colebrook
Tuesday, May 28, 7pm - Benefit Concert: Uncommon Folk and Fireside Fiddlers
Uncommon Folk's “merry little band of friends" will play folk, bluegrass, toe-tapping old-time music, fiddle tunes, and even a bit of Country music. Multiple instruments and vocal harmonies weave a magical spell, and the stories the three often tell will keep the audience engaged, as well. Kicking things off will be the Fireside Fiddlers, featuring several local musicians on fiddle, with guitars, a banjo and other stringed accompaniment. Held at the Tillotson Center.
Funds raised by concerts help the GNWCA continue its ongoing mission of bringing the arts to the Great North Woods. For more information on the GNWCA, as well as a schedule of upcoming concerts, contact Charlie Jordan at (603) 246-8998 or 237-9302. Tickets for the Tillotson Center shows are available at Fiddleheads at 110 Main Street in Colebrook, as well as at the door on the night of the concert.
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsVarious locations
Exhibiting at Great North Woods Interpretive Center
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-5500 or (603) 788-4044
The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is a "grass-roots" organization consisting of artists from Pittsburg, NH, Colebrook, NH, West Stewartstown, NH, Canaan, VT and Coaticook, PQ. The mission of the group is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Southeastern Quebec. Members are able to participate in exhibits, receive reimbursement for conducting workshops, and be involved with other art-related activities sponsored by CRAG. Artists and artisans (photographers, quilters, wood carvers, basket makers, jewelers, etc.) wanting to exhibit should visit the website or call (802) 266-3687. Various workshops offered - check website or call for details.
Please visit www.ArtSpider.net to view a promotional video relating to CRAG. ArtSpider does a superb job of promoting the arts in New Hampshire.
Artist of the Month at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC). Artists also exhibiting at the Great North Woods Interpretive Center.
Additionally, CRAG members display at Fiddleheads in Colebrook, featuring a themed art exhibit each month. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or email@example.com; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.
Thursday, May 23, 4pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.
Thursday, May 30, 5-6:30pm - CRAG member Francine Bigney will be presenting a photography class at the Alice Ward Memorial library in Canaan. Class size is limited to 12 people so please sign up early by visiting or calling the Library at (802) 266-7135.
Fiddleheads - a Great North Woods ShoppeTuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Great North Woods Shoppe
110 Main Street, Colebrook (603) 237-9302
Promoting the talents of local, regional and national artisans in all mediums. The fundraising CD, entitled "The Fireside Fiddlers, Volume 1: Common Fiddle Tunes of Coos County New Hampshire," is available, the sales of which will benefit the new Tillotson Center for performing, visual and heritage arts now being built in Colebrook.
Exhibiting Connecticut River Artisan Group (CRAG)
Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum & ProgramsMonday-Friday, June 1-September 30, 11am-1pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-3pm
The Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum
101 NH Route 145, Stewartstown (7 miles north of Colebrook)
(603) 237-5500 or 237 5313
Historic and educational site illustrating life in the northernmost region of NH, documenting one family's life from the 1830s to the 1980s. The house, barns and outbuildings are all in original condition and reflect their use and era. Admission charged; accompanied children under 12 are free.
Concerts held in the new amphitheater and stage area. Easy parking, drop-off and pick-up are in the lower field next to the performance area. Please watch for signs and attendants.
Womens Retreat in Northern NH, An Oasis of SimplicityEnchanted Acres
Pittsburg (603) 582-5404
Women will have time for themselves for relaxation and rejuvenation, to experience living simply without electricity in a natural and rustic setting, to have the opportunity to read, write letters, express themselves creatively through mediums such as painting, collages, weaving, coloring, or to simply do nothing without feeling guilty.
Workshops are free for overnight guests and basic supplies will be provided. Participation will always be optional. Additional spaces may be available for those not able to stay overnight. Please contact Barbara for details and reservations via email, website or Facebook page.
|GORHAM & BERLIN AREA|
Gorham Historical Society: Town and Railroad MuseumDepending upon volunteer availability; call or email in advance to confirm schedule
25 Railroad Street (by town park)
Gorham (603) 466-5338 (Contact: Reuben Rajala)
Explore the rich history of the town, the area and the railroad through artifacts, photographs, railroad exhibits and equipment, including Baldwin steam engine, B&M diesel engine, Russell snowplow and caboose. Museum located within a 1907 Grand Trunk Railway station (used as station until 1968), with a model railroad and unique Crockett-Quinn GTR Railroadania exhibit in railroad boxcars. Most of the museum and several boxcars are handicapped accessible. For more information, or to assure the Museum will be open when you are in town, call or email the Society. Admission is by donation.
Directions: Route 2 and 16 into Gorham (Main Street). Railroad Street is one block south of Main Street and the town common, near the Town Hall.
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Randolph Public Library EventsSaturdays & Mondays, 10am-12noon; Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3-8pm
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30 - Hop-Off-The-Bus: Children's Book Group
Fall book selection is "Wild Wings" by Gill Lewis. The story will be read aloud each week, small activities connected with the story will be included throughout, and an after-school snack will be provided. School age children grades 1+ are welcome (written permission required; please stop by the Library to pick up a form). Younger children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. The Randolph bus usually arrives at the Library between 3:15-3:25pm. The program will end at 4:30pm and children must be picked up or met at the Library at that time.
All events are free to the public. Donations to help defray costs are encouraged. Read the Randolph Weekly to confirm dates and to find dates and times for movie nights and children’s programs.
WREN Workshops, Farmers Market & Technology ClassesTuesdays, 12noon-7pm and Thursdays 10am-2pm
921 Main Street, Berlin (603) 869-9736
Tuesday, May 28, 6-8pm - Up the Rivah Without a Paddle
Learn how to kayak and canoe on lakes, ponds and rivers; applicable to beginners and experts alike. Learn more about boat types, safety, getting in and out, what to plan for, carry and how to make a paddle plan. Learn about matching your trip level and conditions, and how to be aware of safety in changing whether conditions. Instructor: Lincoln Robertson of Wicked Good Outfitters North Woods Rafting
Wednesday & Thursday, May 29 & 30, 5-8pm - How to Prosper in ANY Economy: 10 Spiritual Steps to Prosperity
How we view ourselves, money, and the world around us determines our own prosperity. In this workshop with Melanie Maynor, teacher and ordained minister, you will discover tools to prosper in any economy, to release worry, to embrace a sense of purpose that provides practical steps for achieving personal goals, and to discover Entitlements. Preregistration is required.
Wednesdays, June 5-July 10, 12noon-1pm - Yoga
Jessica Ball is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher. Classes are open enrollment; feel free to drop in and drop out as your schedule allows.
June 8-July 10, 6-9pm - Singing the Shapes: A Singing School in Four Parts
Sacred Harp is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems, not for performance, but for the joy of making music together. The music is written in shapes, a system developed to aid congregations in sight-reading. This series of four singing workshops is geared toward complete beginners. Instructor Carly Goss is a handweaver and shape-note singer.
June 10-July 29, 6-9pm - Introduction to Weaving
Students will learn the basics of weaving on a 4-shaft floor loom. We will focus on basic weaving processes while discussing fiber choices, color, pattern and finishing techniques. This course is geared toward complete beginners. Students will leave the class with a simple handwoven scarf and the know-how to do it again. Instructor Carly Goss is a handweaver and shape-note singer.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7pm - Silent Warrior Martial Arts
Grandmaster John Schmaing and long time student, Sensei Adam Cloutier, teach the art of Ninpo Chuan Fa, a martial art that combines the fluidity, grace and peacefulness of Meditation, Yoga and Tai Chi Chuan, with the effectiveness and power of martial arts such as Kenpo, Judo, AIki-Jitsu and Ninpo.
By appointment - Computer/Web Tutorials and Technical Assistance
When it comes to computers, everyone is at their own learning level, with personal questions about programs and a unique set of needs. Get the one-on-one attention you've been desiring as you learn the basics and beyond in topics such as getting started on Facebook, using Microsoft Publisher, or setting up an email account. Call (603) 733-6812 to set up an appointment.
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White Mountain Cafe & Bookstore Exhibits and EventsDaily, 7am-4pm
212 Main Street, Gorham (603) 466-2511
The White Mountain Cafe Gallery
Our back wall is dedicated to the work of talented North Country artists who live and create art in our midst. Throughout the Cafe, discover the beautiful White Mountain photography of Jerry and Marcy Monkman.
Through June - An Illustrated Forest: The Art of Kelli Shedd
Berlin & Coos County Historical Society MuseumTuesday-Saturday, 12noon-4pm (or by appointment)
Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center
119 High Street, Berlin
(603) 752-4590 or (603) 752-7337
The Moffett House Museum presents exhibits on Berlin's rich history, encompassing its cultural, ethnic and industrial legacies. The museum is highlighting its collection of military memorabilia.
Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"
Reading Room is available for perusing through high school yearbooks or doing research in the many "Brown Bulletins", city reports, antique ledgers and various historical documents. Genealogy research available.
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham NotchSaturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2721
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.
May 11 - Mount McKinley a.k.a. Denali in Appalachia Journal
Who actually summited McKinley first was a controversy that dragged on for years. I tell the whole story, which ends with a humble missionary priest whose legacy was ignored for a century.
May 18 - Dr. Quackenbush Skis the Headwall
This famous ski comedy, filmed in 1940 in New Hampshire's White Mountains, follows Dr. Quackenbush to Cranmore, Wildcat and Tuckerman Ravine. This comedy classic follows the misadventures of Dr. Erasmus B. Quackenbush from Mt. Cranmore to the Wildcat Race Trail to the heights of Tuckerman Ravine's legendary Headwall. Historic footage, spectacular skiing, "hill"arious comedy and a vintage musical score make this film great entertainment for the entire family.
May 25 - Over the Handlebars and Across the Country
The adventure of a father and daughter as they bicycle from Coast to Coast. Presented by AMC Information Volunteer Pete Lane.
Sunday, May 26 - Brush and Pen: Artists and Writers of the White Mountains
A documentary featuring the 19th century artists and writers of NH's White Mountains. This film offers the audience a tour through the 19th century with some of New Hampshire's most famous works of art. Brush and Pen bridges a gap in the art and literature worlds by combining significant White Mountain art and prose in one format.
Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change.
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Music in the Great North WoodsVenues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or (603) 326-3242 (information)
The non-profit organization sponsors a Master Organ Recital series and the Big Moose Bach Fest, with visiting musicians of international stature. Call, visit the website or email for detailed schedules and more information. Events are open to the public, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.
Sundays, beginning June 2, 9pm - Compline
Sung at the Randolph Church, Route 2, Randolph
Music in the Great North Woods Summer Concerts 2013
Now in its fifth year of bringing outstanding classical concerts to all people in the North Country without charge
Friday, June 21, 7:30pm - Christopher Anderson, Organist
Playing an expanded version of a program he will play for the convention of the Organ Historical Society. Gorham Congregational Church, 143 Main Street, Gorham
Northern Forest Heritage Park & Artisans Gift ShopCall for hours
Northern Forest Heritage Park
942 & 961 Main Street (Route 16), Berlin (603) 752-7202
Featuring a three-acre site with waterfront access and walkways, a full-size circa-1900 replica logging camp, interactive exhibits and the Brown Company House Museum, built in 1853 by the H.W. Winslow Company as a boarding house for its saw mill employees. Self-guided Logging Camp Tours. Volunteers are always needed and warmly welcomed.
The Bunkhouse and Cookhouse are available for various functions, whether it be a wedding, bridal/baby shower, birthday party, retirement party, company picnic or whatever-you-can-imagine party. The Bunkhouse and Cookhouse are open year round. Call to reserve.
The Artisans Gift Shop & Display Gallery, open Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm and Saturdays (in-season) from 10am-4pm, offers original arts, crafts and gifts.
Monday, May 6, 5-7pm - North Country Writers' Night Out
The New Hampshire Writers' Project Writers' Night Out is a first-Monday-of-the-month gathering of writers in a warm and social setting. This isn't a reading... it is writers discussing what they are working on, what's new in the publishing world, books they have read, and more. No need to RSVP, just stop by this free gathering, held in the Cookhouse. You do not have to be a member of the Writers' Project to attend. For more information, contact George Geers at (603) 785-4811. www.nhwritersproject.org
Events at Gorham's Medallion Opera House & Town HappeningsGorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322
Wednesday, June 19, 7pm - Darby Field and the First Ascent of Mount Washington
For more than 200 years historians believed that Darby Field made the first climb up Mount Washington in 1642. However, in the last several decades, questions have emerged about his use of Native American guides, about the likelihood of prior ascents by Native Americans, about the route Field may have followed on the mountain, and about whether Field actually made the ascent as claimed. Allen Koop examines how historians reconstruct the "truth" when given scant, vague and even contradictory evidence. Held at Gorham Public Library, 35 Railroad Street. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program - free and open to the public. Contact: Elizabeth Thompson, 466-2525
|HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)|
Haverhill Historical Society EventsBy appointment
Haverhill Historical Society's Kimball Store Museum
58 Court Street, Haverhill (603) 989-5953
All lectures are free and open to the public. All programs are held at Ladd Street School, 880 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10, at the corner of County Road), Haverhill.
Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Horse Meadow Senior Center
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.
Monday, May 6, 1pm - Heart & Hands Quilters
Thursday, May 16, 9:30am - Floral Designs with Jane
All supplies provided, free of charge
Friday, May 17, 10am - Computer Class with Pat: Introduction to Kindle (rescheduled)
• Kindles vs. Other Tablets
• Types of Kindles
• Basics of Using Kindle
• Kindle Apps and Functions
Tuesday, May 21 (following breakfast) - Open Discussion of Ideas for Keeping Life Positive
Come and hear who Cindy Wellman is and what she has planned for this new season.
Tuesday, May 21, 10am - Computer Users Group
Thursday, May 23, 11:30am - HMSC Hosts a Woodsville High School Band Spring Concert
Wednesday, May 29, 10am - Computer Class with Pat: Introduction to the Internet
• Learn How the Internet and World Wide Web came into Existence
• Learn What You Need to Access the Web
• Some Hints and Tricks for You to do it Safely
Wednesday, May 29, 10:30am - A Week in Provence
Join “Vintage Voyager” Jacques Finlay as he shares some photos and videos of his trip to Provence, France, as well as some of his thoughts & feelings about reconnecting with the language and culture of his youth. Everyone is welcome.
Thursday, May 30, 10am-2pm and Friday, May 31, 10am-1pm - 5th Annual Spring Art Show
* Meet Area Artists
* See Awe-Inspiring Works of Art
* Purchase Paintings
Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music
Tuesdays, 9am-2:30pm - Nifty Needlers, with Laurel
Tuesdays, 1pm - Exploring Nature’s Fields
Discover & identify edible plants with Diane Goins, then learn how to prepare them for your table.
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers’ Group
Thursdays, 9am - Art Class with Barb
Thursdays, 1pm - Tatting with Maxine
|LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA|
Weeks Historic Site Summer ProgramsThursdays, 7pm (unless otherwise noted)
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
Route 3, Lancaster (603) 788-4004
Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.
Whitefield Historical Society MuseumBy appointment
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Laconia Savings Bank
22 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-2466
Features displays on various facets of life in Whitefield over the years. Ongoing exhibits are also on display on the first floor of the Mountain View Grand year 'round and are updated periodically.
Jefferson Historical Society Museum & ProgramsCall for days & hours
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372
Collection is housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course. Permanent exhibits include early life in Jefferson, the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Slide, and the Waumbek Hotel photographs and memorabilia.
Wednesday, June 19, 7pm - Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines A Region
Baked Beans, fried clams, fish chowder, Indian pudding - so many foods are distinctive to New England. This talk offers a celebration of these regional favorites along with an examination of how contemporary life has distanced us from these classics. What makes them special and how do these foods define our region? Edie Clark draws from such diverse resources as Fannie Farmer, Julia Child, and Haydn S. Pearson for enlightenment and amusement as well as on her own experiences, writing and traveling for Yankee magazine over the past thirty years to places where baked beans are still featured prominently on the menu. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Presented at Jefferson Town Hall, 698 Presidential Highway. Contact: Joy McCorkhill, 586-7791
Meets first Tuesday of the month at 7pm - May through October meetings held at the Museum on Route 2, and November through April meetings are held at the Jefferson Elementary School on Route 115A. Everyone welcome.
Appalachian Mountain Club Programs in Crawford NotchAppalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-4453
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
Monday, June 10 - The AMC’s Mountain Leadership School with Wilderness First Aid offers a rigorous opportunity to learn about and practice wilderness leadership.
Thursday-Sunday, June 13-16 - AMC’s Guided Lodge-to-Hut Adventure
Alpine Wildflowers in the Presidential Range is a unique opportunity to explore the adaptations of the plants and animals that live in such a challenging yet stunning environment. After an introductory meeting at AMC Highland Center, participants will examine the exquisite alpine flowers, discuss alpine adaptations, and compare alpine plant communities.
|LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)|
Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities ScheduleWednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 37 Village Road, Town Square
Curious George Cottage, 7 Noon Peak Road (next to WV Elementary School)
Waterville Valley (603) 236-3308
Activities are a mixture of art and science, the physical and intellectual, young and old, and ever-present curiosity: the foundation for a multi-generational center for learning and exploration. Check website for full listing of happenings, including snowshoe hikes, full-moon ski trips and numerous hikes. Admission is by donation. Please preregister for events.
Rey Center has numerous volunteer opportunities - if you can lend a hand, stop by the Rey Center or call
volunteer coordinator Leigh Ann Reynolds or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibiting through June 22 - In the Gallery: Impressions of the North Country, by Boris Oskin
Famous Russian artist, architect and diplomatic attaché, Boris Oskin, visited the North Country for two months in the 1990s. Although he was only here for a short period of time, he turned out a vast amount of work. Boris’ watercolors, sketches and personal letters and correspondences will be on display
Friday, May 24 - Lecture: Stewardship on the Edge; The Welch Ledges Story
Join us for the first lecture in the "Trails and Tales from the Wilderness" series. Celebrate the iconic Welch and Dickey Mountains, visual gateway to Waterville Valley. Kim Votta, Rey Center Research Coordinator, will introduce you to the natural history of these special peaks and the unique stewardship efforts underway to preserve the outcrop plant communities that live on their beautiful and exposed ledges. Adults and families with children ages 8+.
Saturday, May 25, 8-11am - Investigating Pond Life at the “Casting for Kirby” Youth Fishing Derby
Rey Center staff will be exploring pond life with participants of the "Casting for Kirby" Youth Fishing Derby. Join us to discover the variety of invertebrates and amphibians that call Corcoran Pond home. All ages welcome. Come see what fish like to eat at Town Square.
Saturday, May 25, 6:30pm - Opening Reception: Impressions of the North Country
Come see this unique exhibit by Boris Oskin and hear the tales of his visit (only possible after he left the employ of the Communist Party) as told by Chris Larsen, the lucky owner of Boris’ North Country Collection.
Mondays, through May 27, 9:30-10:30am - Eco Walk
Join us for an informative guided environmental walk in the valley. Topics may include trees, pond life, birds, wildflowers, and whatever else nature reveals along our walk. Free, led by Waterville Valley Recreation Department and Rey Center staff. For more information contact the Recreation Department at 236-4695.
Saturday, June 8, 9pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
Join us during the new moon for monthly stargazing nights at the H.A. Rey Observatory. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the NH Astronomical Society will be your guide. Bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. There is no charge to attend; donations are welcome. Upcoming programs on July 6 & August 3 at 9pm.
Saturday, June 15 - Garden Volunteer Day
Help us wake-up the perennial beds around the Curious George Cottage and prepare the Mary Bierbrier Community Garden plots for planting, while enjoying the company of neighbors and friends. Lunch will be provided. Bring rakes, hand tools, work gloves, water, sunscreen and bug spray. Let us know if you can attend.
Saturday, June 22, 9am-1pm - Welch Ledge Volunteer Day
Join the Rey Center and the Forest Service as we prepare the Welch Ledges for a hiker-filled summer. Help us preserve the alpine quality of Welch and Dickey mountains by participating in a Welch Ledge Volunteer Day. These two peaks see thousands of visitors each year and nearly every visitor hikes through the unique low-elevation outcrop plant communities that populate the first expansive ledge area on Welch Mountain. We will work to preserve these plant communities by constructing barriers with rocks and tree debris. Meet at the Welch Mountain trail head in Thornton or join us on the Welch Ledge by following the Welch-Dickey trail. You won't be able to miss us! Bring water, lunch or a snack, work or garden gloves, and sun protection.
Saturdays, 11am & 4pm - Curious George Story Time
Pull up a bean-bag chair to hear stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious George series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Saturdays, 2-4pm - Curious George Cottage Open
Visit the Curious George Cottage, the former summer home of Margret and H.A. Rey, to read Curious George books, try your hand at drawing in the style of H.A. Rey, walk the Curious George Nature Trail, stroll through the Mary Bierbrier Community Gardens, relax and take in the view of Mt. Tecumseh, and learn about how the Curious George Cottage is going green. All ages welcome. No charge to attend, donations welcome.
Saturdays, 4:30-6pm - Literary Discussion Group - ON HIATUS UNTIL MAY 25
Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Readings are provided in advance by email and at the Rey Center. For adults.
May 25 - A Hunger Artist
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NCCA's Theatre at Papermill TheatreJean's Playhouse, Papermill Theatre
10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 745-2141
The North Country Center for the Arts & Papermill Theatre presents professional Broadway musical shows, presented in alternating repertory.
On sale now, NCCA Gift Certificates are valid for any NCCA Productions, including Mainstage shows by the professional, award-winning Papermill Theatre company, community theatre shows by the newly-inaugurated Playhouse Players, and concert series shows that bring in musical guest artists from around the country. Gift Certificates may be ordered at the Jean's Playhouse Box Office (open Tues-Sun 3-6pm), over the phone, or online.
Saturday, May 18, 2pm - Open House Performance
Our acting students enrolled in the four-week-long spring workshop will perform monologues and scenes and engage in some on-the-spot improv at a free Open House at Jean's Playhouse. Audience members will also be treated to a sneak peek at Seussical Jr, when young local actors present a scene from the show to be critiqued and workshopped right in front of everyone.
Saturday, May 18, 7:30pm and Sunday, May 19, 2pm - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Set in Roman times, enjoy an evening of musical farce full of togas, dancing girls, mishaps, chases, disguises... and hilarity.
Saturday, June 1, 2pm & Sunday, June 2, 7:30pm - Seussical Jr.
Dr. Seuss, everyone’s favorite story teller from their childhood, has most of his stories combined in this show for the whole family. Meet the Cat in the Hat, JoJo, Horton the Elephant, Mazie, and all your other favorite Seussian characters in this fabulous show. This is the debut performance of Jean’s Teens, a community group featuring performers between the ages of 12 and 19, and a show to be enjoyed by children of all ages.
Friday, May 31-Saturday, October 12 - Adventure Improv: Live Free and Laugh
Audiences roar with laughter as our company actors perform from the top of their heads and create hilarious scenes through games and sketches. You can participate by yelling out your ideas or sit back and enjoy all the fun in this family friendly improvisational cavalcade of jocularity.
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30pm and Sundays, 2pm, June 13-23 - True West
Well-educated Austin and thieving con man Lee are estranged brothers from different worlds who reunite in their mom’s California kitchen, where Austin is working out a screenplay deal. But when Lee comes up with his own big idea and steals much more than just the neighbors’ TV, challenges are issued, many drinks are downed, and the siblings find that they might not be such opposites after all. This dynamic, darkly funny play by iconic actor-writer Sam Shepard is a tale of brotherly love and competition, Hollywood producers and stolen toasters.
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & LecturesWednesdays, 2-4pm and Saturdays, 6-8pm (also by appointment)
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159 (Carol Riley)
The Museum reflects the everyday life of past years with lots of photos, displays of logging, Civilian Conservation Corps, Hotels and Inns, and personal memorabilia of folks who lived in this river valley mainly from the 1890s to the present. The Museum is a former church that was built by J.E. Henry in 1909, and the Society has published a 2013 calendar to benefit its building rehabilitation project. The calendar can be purchased at Goodie’s Mobil at 85 Main Street in Lincoln, Fadden’s General Store at 109 Main Street in N. Woodstock, as well as Daydreams Hair and Nail Studio at 264 Main Street, Lincoln in the Depot Plaza. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the project.
We also now have a "satellite" museum. The owners of the Village Shops in Lincoln (the old mill site) have given us a store front in the complex and we have numerous photos and early maps on display.
Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public LibraryMonday-Friday, 12noon-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, (603) 745-8159
Exhibiting through June 29 - Dianne Taylor Moore, Littleton Artist
Large multi-media canvases are executed in deep, shimmering layers of oils, textiles, papers and varnish. The result is an exaggerated, larger than life reality that celebrates the miracles and mysteries of the natural world. The exhibit will be open to the public during Library hours.
Tuesday, May 21, 5:30pm - Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Saturday, May 25, 9am-2pm - Friends of Lincoln Library Annual Plant Sale
Monday, May 27 - Library Closed for Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 29, 5pm - Movie Night
Advanced reservations are required; call to reserve your seat and find out what film we will be showing. Last Wednesday of each month (usually).
Thursday, June 6, 7pm - The Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team will be at the Father Roger Bilodeau Community Center 194 Pollard Road to present a slideshow on their organizations activities. This program is free and open to all who would like to learn more about this courageous group of people. For more information on this event call the Library.
Wednesday, June 19, 2pm - Murder Around the World Book Group
Join us as we travel around the world reading books and solving mysteries. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Emily Burritt will be facilitiating this group.
Mondays, 3-5pm - LEGO Club
Preregister for this event. 6-12 year olds
Wednesdays, 4-5pm - Italian Study group
This group is open to all that would like to learn a language.
Fridays, 11am - Storytime
We will read stories, do a craft and enjoy each other's company. This program is free and open to all.
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Pollyanna Festival: Centennial 1913-2013Saturday, June 8, 1pm
Pollyanna of Littleton New Hampshire, Inc
Main Street (603) 444-5741
In 2013, we're celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the bestseller, "Pollyanna," by Littleton-born author Eleanor Hodgman Porter. In 1913, she created the cheerful Pollyanna, the world-famous character, whose very name inspires an understanding of gladness and optimism.
Visit New Hampshire's most welcoming attraction - the jubilant bronze sculpture of Pollyanna of Littleton in her welcoming pose on the lawn of the Library. The Annual Celebration & Festivities on the official Pollyanna Glad Day include: welcome wave, annual group photo, rub Pollyanna's hightop shoe for luck... plus, lots of time to be glad, be cheerful, and eat cake. Free event for all ages, rain or shine at Littleton Library Lawn.
Tour the Museum - Pollyanna Attic Room - at Historic Thayer's Inn, Main Street. Visit Littleton Historical Society Museum for memorabilia and genealogy of Littleton-born author, Eleanor H. Porter. Open by appointment; call 444-6435.
League of NH Craftsmen & Littleton Studio School ClassesLeague of New Hampshire Craftsmen, 81 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1066
The Littleton Studio School is an affiliate of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. The School is an extension of the League's mission to bring the experience of fine craftmaking to the North Country through classes and workshops for children, adults and seniors. Becoming a League of NH Craftsmen Member entitles you to discounts on workshops and classes, invitations to receptions and special events, in addition to other benefits.
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.
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.
Sunday, May 19, 10am-4:30pm - Beadweaving: Beading on a Loom, with Deb Fairchild
Make a stylish cuff as you explore the basics of working on a loom, from warping the loom to working the warp ends and adding a clasp. This workshop will look especially at alternatives for finishing your piece. Half hour for lunch. Ages: 15 +
Wednesdays, through May 22, 6-9pm - Resin Inlay, with Maria Gross
An "inlay" is a way to create bright and vibrant jewelry where epoxy resin captures items from the kitchen seasoning rack, inks and paints, or even mementos. Explore the resins' properties, use casting molds and/or create silicone molds. Ages: Adult
Tuesdays, through May 28 and June 4-18, 10am-12:30pm - Handbuilding, with Maria Neal
Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Work with slabs to create mugs, bowls or boxes; use underglazes, wax resist, glazes and textures to create unique surfaces; and learn coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms. Ages: 12+
Wednesdays, through May 29, 9:30-11:30am - Drawing: Studies of Light and Shadow, with Ed Kadunc
This class will explore proper observation and interpretation of subjects with respect to light and shadow, perspective, shape, negative space, inner-outer curves and more. Working primarily with pencil, charcoal or Conti crayon, take an in-depth look at the fundamentals of light and shadow. This class is great for the beginner or the experienced artist looking to refine their skills. Ages: 15+
Wednesdays, June 5-26, 2:30-4:30pm - Acrylic Painting, with Kristine Lingle
In this process driven class, students will experiment by pouring, dripping, spattering and spraying fluid acrylics. Prompts and exercises will help students to see the emerging imagery and uncover their own unique painting styles. There will be an emphasis on color theory and on gathering inspiration from nature to create vibrant, self- expressive works of art.
Wednesdays, June 5, 12 & 19, 5:30-8pm - Summer Fun with Wire Wrapping
Have fun while learning wire wrapping techniques from Judy Erickson. A few of the pieces we will create are: Jewelry and mobiles from eco-friendly sea glass and pottery shards, stunning Egyptian coil bracelets. No previous experience is necessary. Ages: 16+
Saturday, June 8, 10am-5pm - Stone Setting, with Joy Raskin
Basic bezel mounts from the simplest setting to more elaborate tube bezel settings, prong setting for round, oval, square, trillion and emerald cut faceted stones will be covered. Instructor will have silver and stones for students to purchase. Ages: Adult
Sunday, June 9, 10am-5pm - Wire Knitting, with Joy Raskin
There are 7 ways to knit wire and we will explore all of them for they all have slight differences, but the same basic knitted structure. The Viking knit will be our first project. It is great for knitting chains, bracelets and much more. We will use a variety of wire, in tubular form and freeform. Ages: Adult
Tuesdays, through June 11, 6-9pm - Introduction to Blacksmithing, with Med Chandler
The goal of this class is to build a solid foundation in blacksmithing, including different tools in the shop and how to properly use them; practice the basic forging techniques of tapering, bending & upsetting; properly using the hammer & anvil, then incorporating these techniques into projects. By the end of this class you will feel comfortable swinging a hammer and tending a forge, and leave with some finished pieces. Held at an off-site location. Ages: Adult
Tuesdays OR Thursdays, through June 13, 6-9pm OR Wednesdays, through June 12, 9am-12noon - Throwing/Handbuilding, with Alison Dodd
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Open to students with any level of experience, for ages 12+.
Saturday, June 15, 10am-5pm - Get Comfortable With Soldering Workshop, with Jean Matray
This intensive one-day class will help adult students understand and get comfortable with soldering. Students will work on a variety of diverse exercises in order to discover the subtleties of soldering by experimentation and repetition. All project materials will be provided. Some experience is preferred.
Thursdays, through June 20, 6-9pm - Guided Open Sessions, with Jean Matray
Students work on their own projects with assistance from the instructor. The group will choose one new technique to explore during each session.
Sunday, 1-4pm; Tuesday 2-5pm; Wednesday 12noon-3pm; Friday 10am-1pm - Clay Open Studio Hours
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 over-see the studio & to answer questions.
The ARTS Gallery Exhibits, Events & ClassesWednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
28 Main Street, Lisbon (603) 838-2300
Cooperative arts gallery featuring juried works by North Country artists from NH & Vermont. The ARTS Gallery is a non-profit artisan cooperative operating under the umbrella of the Ammonoosuc Region Arts Council (www.lisbonartsgallery.com/arac). Interested in becoming an ARTS Gallery member, visit www.lisbonartsgallery.com/membership on the web.
To register for classes, or for more information, please contact Janus Balog at email@example.com or 838-5076, or stop by the Gallery. Registration forms are on the Gallery website at www.theartsgallery.yolasite.com/events-and-info, as well as at the Gallery. If you have a particular interest or would like to offer a class please contact the ARTS Gallery.
Sundays, November 10 & 24, 2-4pm - Knit and Crochet Sessions
Bring your own projects, learn from others, help someone out or just enjoy your craft. There is no charge or registration required and it's open to all skill levels. Second & fourth Sundays of each month, November-March. Contact Dori Hamilton for instruction or additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 838-5149.
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Events at Sunset Hill House231 Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill (603) 823-5522 or (800) 786-4455
Friday & Saturday, May 31 & June 1 - The French Collection: Wine Weekend
Our Chef will spend two weeks in France, ostensibly preparing for this wine lovers escape. Join us Friday evening for a seminar and wine tasting and an incredible wine dinner on Saturday. Different wines from France each day. Wine vacation packages include 2 nights lodging, seminar/tasting admittance, Saturday's wine dinner, plus breakfast each morning - book online.
June 1-16 - Lupine Festival
Explore some hidden Lupine fields at Sunset Hill House.
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The Rocks Estate Programs & EventsOpen daily, year-round
The Rocks Estate
4 Christmas Lane (off Route 302), Bethlehem (603) 444-6228 or (800) 639-5373
Owned by The Society for Protection of NH Forests, The Rocks is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Picnic areas, hiking, skiing & snowshoe trails. Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street in Bethlehem, is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. Facilities include a classroom, educational trails, pond and picnic sites. For more information and a calendar of events, please call, email or visit the website.
Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the New Hampshire Maple Experience at The Rocks and visit the Maple Museum, housed in one of many carefully restored historic buildings on the Estate. The museum includes a collection of historic and modern tools used in sugaring. A video played inside the sugar house provides a virtual tour of the springtime sugaring process. The extensive trails system at The Rocks is open daily, year-round, from dawn until dusk. Leashed pets are welcome to accompany their people on the trails. For visitors using their smart phones, The Rocks also offers a Mobile Tour, where visitors may learn more about the history of the Estate, modern day conservation and management practices there, and the different types of Christmas trees grown on the farm.
Saturday, June 1, 10am-4pm - 33rd Annual Wildflower Festival
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests invites wildflower enthusiasts to kick off the annual Fields of Lupine Festival, with a full slate of fun activities planned at the turn-of-the-20th-Century estate. From cooking and planting to local food and edible flowers, wildflowers and other plants will be celebrated on this early summer day. Several workshops and tours are planned to entertain and educate visitors. The Festival will include guided walks by volunteers and staff along the Mile Path, which meanders through the historic Rocks Estate property, and interpreters will highlight the rich history of the Glessner family. Local birder Mary Boulanger and staff member Clare Brown will lead two birding and history walks through the original farm site. Flower enthusiast Pam Dexter will teach participants to plant flowers in the window boxes of the historic Tea House. In the foraged and locavore edible workshop, Rocks’ volunteers and staffers Clare Brown & Carlene Quinn will reveal a variety of tips for using a range of native and locally produced products to spice up meals at home.
Select Wednesdays, 7pm - Bretzfelder Park Programs
These free programs are part of the Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series, owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (www.forestsociety.org). All are welcome. The winter series is held Wednesdays in February.
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Mail: PO Box 6, Lisbon NH 03585
Lisbon Area Historical SocietyBy chance or appointment
6 South Main Street, Lisbon, (603) 838-6146
The Society's new museum in the Parker Block houses a collection of 18th, 19th and 20th century artifacts, papers, books, photographs, genealogies and other items relevant to Lisbon, Lyman and Landaff history. The Society's mission is to continue collecting artifacts, photographs, papers, genealogies and other items relevant to the area's rich history, in addition to aiding researchers and teaching the students in schools.
Public programs are held on various local subjects of interest. Past programs have included storyteller and humorist, Rebecca Rule; Salmon Hole Cemetery Walk with music provided by Jeff Warner; antiques appraisal events; Civil War programs with Dr. Joe Nyberg; Ogontz White Mountain Camp for Girls Program with Libbie Payne, Old Man of the Mountain program with Dick Hamilton, Curtains Without Borders with Chris Hadsel, and rescue of historic painted curtains. Major fundraisers have been publication of "Personal Traces, a Historical Collection of Personal Accounts from Lisbon, Lyman and Landaff, NH, Book One and Two" by Andrea M. Fitzgerald and reproduction of the George Norris 1883 Birds-eye Map of Lisbon. All profits from the books and maps benefit the Lisbon Area Historical Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. A grant was also awarded from NH Electric Co-op Foundation to conserve Lisbon’s original 1790 manuscript map of Lisbon.
The Frost Place MuseumWednesday-Monday, July 2-October 11, 1-5pm
The Frost Place Museum
158 Ridge Road, Franconia (603) 823-5510
A museum and poetry center at Robert Frost's former homestead, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains.
Registration is now open for all of The Frost Place's 2013 Poetry Programs, available through the website:
June 23-27 - The Conference on Poetry & Teaching
July 14-20 - The Frost Place Conference on Poetry
August 4-10 - The Frost Place Poetry Seminar
Tuesday, April 23 - World Book Night
The Frost Place will distribute free books as a part of World Book Night, 2013. We are proud be a part of the movement helping to spread the love of reading, person to person, in our local community. www.us.worldbooknight.org/
Tuesday, May 7, 7-8:30pm - Talking About Frost: Directive
Every first Tuesday through May, Baron Wormser will lead a discussion on a selected poem by Robert Frost. Frost's poetry, though accessible to all on the first reading, reveals much upon further study. Wormser, scholar, educator, poet, and long-time teacher at The Frost Place will lead discussions on some of Frost favorites. Come share and deepen your knowledge of Frost. This series, hosted at the Abbie Greenleaf Library in Franconia, is free and open to the public.
WREN Local Works & the Gallery at WRENDaily, 10am-5pm
2011 Main Street & 22 Park Avenue, Bethlehem (603) 869-3100 or 869-9736
Dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods, the Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network's mission is to inspire, create and connect through economic, educational, personal and community development. Along with presenting 2 open-call member shows (in April & December), The Gallery presents 10 curated shows each year, with opening receptions on the First Friday of the month.
Exhibiting through June 4 - New Works by Jason Tors and Larry Golden
The exhibit represents the juxtaposition of new works from an unlikely pairing of artists. PULP features large paintings and mixed media works inspired by Pulp Fiction artwork. The word “Pulp” refers to the beautifully decorated, fantastical portraits on the covers of fiction magazines in the early 20th century. Tors and Golden tip their hats to both pulp fiction and popular culture in this colorful cacophony of new works. Free and open to the public. Everyone is invited.
Saturday, May 25, 10am-2pm - Bethlehem Farmers' Market Opens
Music by Max Van Houten & Fallon O'Brien
Demonstration by Out of the Woods: Interactive Wood Turning
Want to be a Farmers' Market Vendor for the summer 2013 season? New Farmers' Market Blog at http://bethlehemfarmersmarket.tumblr.com/. For more info get in touch with our Farmer's Market Coordinators:
Bethlehem - Meryl Nevins (603) 586-2441 and Berlin - Laura Jamison (603) 723-1004
We're looking for musicians to play at the market ($50/2 hours), and also artisans to demonstrate their craft at the Saturday market. A great way to engage potential customers, and commission is waived for artisan demonstrators. Call Meryl Nevins for more information.
Tuesday, May 28, 6:30pm - WREN Book Club
In "Lone Wolf," Jody Picoult returns with two provocative questions: can a human join a wolf pack, and who has the right to make end-of-life decisions? A terrific page-turner about a compelling subject. Moderator: Gina D'Orazio
Saturday, June 1, 3-7pm - Women Gone Fishing, with Jeanne Robillard
Join this all-lady fishing adventure and learn about different tackle, baits, and how to set up your fishing gear. Practice casting on dry land, then fish for as long as you like, or until dark, whichever comes first. This is strictly a catch and release session. Rain or shine.
Tuesday, June 4, 2-3pm - Informational Meeting: Multi-purpose Kitchen Incubator
Find out more about a new state-of-the-art multipurpose kitchen incubator and food processing facility in Hardwick, VT. They provide inspected kitchen spaces furnished with medium-scale, semi-automated equipment alongside a broad range of technical and business services required to support start-up and expanding businesses. Instructor:
Tuesday, June 11, 5-7pm - Photographing Your Artwork
Trying to photograph your own artwork and making it look like it does in real life can be very tricky. In this hands-on workshop, Chris Hubble will show you how to get good shots of your work that you can use for marketing, promotion and documentation. Learn how to avoid reflections and shadows that can obscure your artwork or leave colors washed out. Bring your camera and a sample of your artwork.
Mondays, 5-6pm and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15pm - Yoga, with Katrine
Call (603) 838-2421 for complete information.
By appointment - Computer/Web Tutorials
Get one-on-one attention as you learn the basics and beyond in topics such as QuickBooks, getting started on Facebook, using Microsoft Publisher, or setting up an email account. Call (603) 869-9736 to set up an appointment.
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Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & EventsBy appointment
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000
The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Recently acquired antique farm equipment is on display in the side yard. Work continues on a scale model of the Brooks and Whitney Bobbin Mill. The Brooks family exhibit will be displaying artifacts and items throughout the museum's 1800s farmhouse and outbuildings.
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Happenings at the Bethlehem Public LibraryMonday & Thursday, 1-7pm; Tuesday, 9:30am-1pm;
Wednesday & Friday, 1-4:30pm; Saturday, 9am-12noon
2155 Main Street, Bethlehem (603) 869-2409
Saturday, May 18, 9am - Readers Café Book Discussion
Share your thoughts, whether you liked the book or not. Refreshments are provided. Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Copies of the book are available at the Library, and the discussion is open to all who have read the book.
Saturdays, 10am-12noon - Sit 'N' Knit
Bring your current knitting or crocheting project to work on, ask others for help, and share your completed projects. All abilities are welcome. The event is free and open to the public.
Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm (closed when the weather is bad)
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton (603) 444-6050
Check website for full listing of activities.
Tuesdays, May 21 and June 4 & 18. 12:45pm - Line Dancing with Billye
Friday, May 24 - Memorial Day BBQ Picnic
Littleton High School Band will be part of the celebration. Sing along with the patriotic selections performed by the Band from 11am-12noon.
Tuesday, May 28, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses
“The Wishing Tree” by John Shors
Thursday, May 30, 10:30am - RSVP Knitters
Wednesdays, June 5 & 19, 12:45pm - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month.
Wednesday, June 12, 12:45pm - Pontine Theatre
Performers Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers bring their classic puppets to life for “The Halcyon Days” on the beach with Ogden Nash. With his family, Nash spent summers on the NH Seacoast. These vacations influenced his ideas about family, nature and society, and had a major impact on his poetry.
Friday, June 21, 1pm - India Day Presentation
Following an ethnic meal featuring the flavors of India, we are pleased to welcome Will Huntington, who will share
his stories of living in India for a year as part of his college courses.
Tuesday, June 25, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub
Please bring your favorite read to recommend to the group.
Mondays, 1pm - Yoga
Tuesdays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton
Beginners welcome. Supported by NH State Council on the Arts
Wednesdays, 11:30am - Piano Music by Charles
North Country CEO Roundtable Information SessionThursday, June 20, 8:30-10:30am
Bethlehem (603) 225-1947 (information)
Managing the CEO Role: Work/Life Balance in this Demanding Role
Being a nonprofit CEO is a tough job. Sometimes, the best thing to do is connect with others who understand the challenges you face and who may have tackled similar issues. Please join us for an exploratory conversation about convening a North Country CEO Roundtable. We’d like to hear what topics are most pressing for you, what dates, times and locations might work best, and how you’d prefer to structure these gatherings so they are genuinely useful to all involved.
Sunny Valley Creations Gallery Grand OpeningThursday & Friday, May 30 & 31, 9:30am-4pm
63 Harvey Brook Road, Columbia (603) 237-4760
Roxanne Herres of will host a Gallery Grand Opening. Enjoy snacks and drinks while browsing her photography and media designs.
Fiddleheads "On the River"Monday-Saturday
Above Millers Cafe and Bakery, adjacent to the Littleton Grist Mill
16 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-8044
Offering one-of-a-kind fine American crafts by local, regional and national artisans. Jewelry, pottery, blown glass, fine leather, wooden ware, mixed media and original art.
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Jackson Grammar School & Whitney Community Center EventsWhitney Community Center & Jackson Grammar School
Route 16A, Jackson (603) 383-6861
The Community Center offers many options and spaces for public use. There is a large, multipurpose Main Hall with a stage and seating up to 250. The bright Art Room has working height tables and stools to accommodate about 15 people. A small conference room, with a table and chairs, is an additional option for up to 8 people. The large Kitchen has a gas stove and countertop space, with a pass through into the Main Hall. Detailed information and availability can be found on the Grammar School's website. Handicap accessible.
Do you have an interest or hobby you would love to share with the JGS students? If so, we would be delighted to have you to join us after school and teach us all about it; please touch base with Meredith Piotrow to schedule a program.
Mondays, April 29 and May 13, 6-8pm - Women's Writing Group
Second & fourth Monday each month (usually - call to confirm)
Friday, May (TBA), 6:30-9pm - Whitney Center Dance
Ballroom, Latin, Swing or whatever. Partners are not necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Bring CDs of your favorite kind of dance music to share if you like. Dress is casual or dressy. Admission is free. Light refreshments provided. Regularly scheduled Friday dance (call to confirm date).
Friday, June 7, 6pm - JGS Variety Show
Tuesday, June 11, 5:30pm - JGS Spring Recital
Denmark Arts Center Exhibits, Workshops & Events50 West Main Street (on Route 160), Denmark, ME (207) 452-2412
Saturday, May 11, 7pm - Open Mic
All abilities welcome. Second Saturday of each month
Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm - Singers Workshop
With different levels on alternate weeks, open to adults of any age.
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation EventsDaily, 9am-5pm
100 Acre Wood - Go through the gate (across from Town Hall Road) and follow the signs 1/2 mile to the parking area
41 Observatory Way, Intervale (603) 356-9980
Check us out on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter. Individual, Couple, Family and Corporate BIBLF memberships available. Member benefits include: free Polar Express lottery entry, merchandise discount, monthly members-only Polar Express ticket drawing.
Trails in the Wood are open 7 days a week, 9am-4pm. Enjoy 8K of running, walking & biking trails in the enchanted 100 Acre Wood.
Volunteers Needed for Outreach Reading and Character Breakfasts
If you would like to volunteer for any of the activities or events listed below or future events, please call or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to read or dress up as a Character, please call or contact Gina at email@example.com.
Saturdays, 9:30am - Character Breakfast Series
Breakfast includes a book swap (bring a gently used book and swap it with another), a small breakfast, the reading of a storybook about that week's character and a visit with the character. In addition, a different local organization each week will engage the kids in some type of hands-on activity to finish the morning program.
Theater in the Wood
Tickets for evening performances are available for purchase online until 12noon the day of the show; after that, at the Box Office or by calling. For shows that are not sold out, tickets will also be available for purchase at the door at 7pm. Bring a picnic and a beverage of your choice, fermented or not.
School Groups are welcome for all Children's Events at a special rate. Please call or contact Aimee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thursday, May 23, 7pm - Battle of the Bands for Books
The event will feature bands that have been chosen from audition files and videos. They will perform and compete at the Theater in the Wood in front of a panel of local judges all for a cash prize. A people's choice award will also be given, voted on by the audience. Presented by the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, 93.5 WMWV, Magic 104 and the North Conway Music Center.
Saturday, May 25, 8am - 4th Annual Race for Reading 5K and Kids' Fun Runs
Join us for a fun-filled day of spirited competition, family, friends, neighbors, and of course a little sweat. Register online.
We really need volunteers to help out with registration, be out on the trail, at water stops and to dress up as a favorite Storybook character to cheer on the runners. We ask all volunteers to arrive by 8am and the race will end by 10:30am.
Conway Public Library Events & ProgramsMonday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-8pm, Wednesday 10am-6:30pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm
15 East Main Street, Conway (603) 447-5552
Tuesdays, through May 21, 10:30am - Spring Story Time for 2-year-olds
Wednesdays, through May 22, 10:30am - Spring Story Times for Babies
Children under 2 enjoy simple books, songs and action rhymes. Older siblings and guests are always welcome. No registration necessary.
Thursdays, through May 23, 10:30am - Spring Story Time for 3- and 4-year-olds
Thursday, May 23, 1pm - Fiber Friends
This is an informal group for folks who work with fiber to share and learn from each other. Bring yarn, needles, spinning wheels, a current project, past accomplishment or future plan and join this comfortable group. Fourth Thursday of each month.
Monday, May 27 - Closed in observance of Memorial Day
Mondays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 6pm - Speak Spanish!
Lilly Flores will offer a series of conversational Spanish sessions. Whether you are brushing up or starting from scratch, all are welcome. Please call the Library to sign up for these free and relaxed workshops. Come to one or come to all, but please call ahead so there will be enough materials for all participants. Refreshments served. Children welcome, too.
Tuesday, June 4, 4:30pm - The Open Writers Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Gentle feedback (only when requested), monthly writing exercises and visits with published authors can get your Muse jump-started. All genres and ages welcome. Potluck refreshments; the Library provides beverages. Call with any questions.
Monday, June 10, 6pm - Open Mic Night for poets, writers, acoustic musicians and storytellers of all ages. Sign up for a 5-minute slot when you arrive. Listeners welcome. Meets quarterly, on the second Monday each month (usually), January, March, June and September.
Monday, June 17, 10:15am - Morning Book Group
All are welcome to join this lively group for coffee and conversation. The Library's Morning Book Group meets on the third Monday of each month. Stop by the Library to pick up a copy of the book to be discussed.
Wednesday, June 19 - Children's Story Time Resumes
Monday, June 24, 6pm - Mountain Storytellers Guild
Adults, teens and older children are welcome to come and share original and/or favorite poems, songs and stories. Sign-up sheet for all who would like to participate. Everyone is welcome to come and share, or just to listen. Potluck refreshments - please bring a goodie to share. Fourth Monday of each month - confirm dates (does not meet July or August).
Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm - Next Gen
Great food and great fun for teens in grade 6 and older, whether planning projects, choosing books and films, playing games, talking and eating. For details, visit the website or call the Library.
The Library offers an outreach program to day care facilities throughout the Town of Conway. Call to schedule the delivery of books, materials and/or live story times. These services are free.
Arts Council of Tamworth Programs & Concert SeriesTamworth Village (603) 323-0104 or 323-7182
Visit ACT's website for more information, including ticket purchase, on all of the performances.
Fridays & Saturdays, May 24, 25, 31 & June 1, 7:30pm - Unnecessary Farce
This is a fast paced comedy, in which two inept police officers set up a sting operation on the ever so humble Mayor Meekly. Two side-by-side hotel rooms, a total of eight doors, with nothing but an imagined wall dividing them makes for an hilarious show in which timing is everything. Presented at the Sandwich Town Hall. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling (603) 284-6897. This show may not be appropriate for very young audiences.
Thursday, May 30, 6:30-8:30pm - American Rhythms, Recycled Rhythms
A workshop and song circle, with daisy mayhem, for musicians of all skill levels and community members of all ages. Bring your instrument, if you play one, come sing, or just listen in. Held at the Tamworth Lyceum. Workshop is free; donations welcome.
Friday, May 31, 2pm - Ranky-Tanky!
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem will offer “Ranky-Tanky” a family performance and recycled rhythm demonstration. Held at the Brett School in Tamworth. Homeschoolers, students from other schools, and the public is welcome: if you plan to bring a large group please let the school know in advance, 323-7271.
Friday, May 31, 7:30pm - Concert: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem reuse and recycle (but try hard not to reduce) 150 years of American music… an intoxicating blend of roots music styles, with deep traditional roots and a healthy futuristic outlook. Rani Arbo (fiddle, guitar), Andrew Kinsey (bass, banjo, uke), Anand Nayak (electric and acoustic guitars) and Scott Kessel (percussion). Kessel’s percussion rig is 95% recycled, featuring a cardboard box, tin cans, caulk tubes, and a vinyl suitcase in lieu of a bass drum. All the band members sing, and their four-part harmonies soar. The evening will also include a silent auction, beginning at 6:30pm, of one-of-a-kind art pieces and useful and/or delicious things. Held at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth.
Friday-Monday, 10am-5pm - Art Works Gallery/Showroom
A group of dedicated artists and artisans who have partnered with Arts Council of Tamworth to show and market their work locally. We offer a great selection of handmade art and craft work including painting and photographs, pottery, glass, and wood, metal sculptures, textiles, jewelry and more. Located at 132 White Mountain Highway, Chocorua. Please call 323-8041 or visit artstamworth.org/artworks/gallery/ for more information.
Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo GalleryThursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050
Fine art landscape photography. Offering a large selection of unique, award-winning photographs of the White Mountains and surrounding region. Archival prints, matted or tastefully framed. Also on display and for sale at: White Mountain Artisans Gallery, North Conway; League of NH Craftsman, Littleton & Meredith; Zeb's General Store, North Conway; Flossie's General Store, Jackson Village.
Thursday, June 13, 5pm - Artists Reception: Limited Edition Canvas Series
For the very first time, owner Dana Clemons, is releasing a Limited Edition Canvas Series, offering a maximum of 200 canvas productions of select images. These pieces will be available only at art shows. All images were created shooting slide film, then scanned, and printed. There are no color filters used, or color 'painted in', and only rarely a polarizing filter used. Exhibiting through the month of June at the Jill C. Wilson Gallery, Kimball Jenkins Estate, Concord. www.kimballjenkins.com/content/jill-c-wilson-gallery
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PO Box 8, Jackson, NH 03846
Jackson Historical Society Programs, Museum, Art GallerySaturdays, 10am-4pm, and by chance
Jackson Historical Society (located in old Town Hall)
23 Black Mountain Road (Route 16A), Jackson (603) 383-4060
Museum of 19th Century White Mountain Art paintings, interesting artifacts, photographs, memorabilia and antique map collection depicting the life of Jackson residents and visitors. View an amazing 4 1/2 foot wide panorama photograph of Jackson. Free and open to the public. Be sure to visit the historical wayside signs along the west bank of the Wildcat River in Jackson.
Support the Society
The Historical Society has recently completed a multi-year restoration of Jackson's Town Hall. The downstairs now houses its exhibits, archives and office. The second floor has been renovated as a museum for the display of 19th century White Mountain art. There is still a shortfall between what was raised and what was spent. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to the Society in your year-end giving. Also visit the online store for great items that help support the Society.
The beautiful quilt made by the members of the Jackson Sewing Club as part of the celebrations for Jackson’s bicentennial in the year 2000 has been moved from the Town Office to the Jackson Historical Society at the Old Town Hall, where it can now be seen and enjoyed by all.
River Arts Gallery is a cooperative of local artists who have the privilege of displaying their artwork an the Historical Society on the stage area on the first floor. The group hosts several shows/openings annually.
A new program sponsored by the McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program provides free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for all students attending New Hampshire schools (public and private) through college, as well as homeschoolers and school groups. This includes entry to all MFA galleries and exhibitions, including the current New Hampshire related exhibition Art of the White Mountains. For more information please visit www.mfa.org/programs/school-programs.
Eastman Performing Arts Center and Pace Galleries of ArtBox Office: Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm (or by appointment)
Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy
18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg, ME (207) 935-9232
Fryeburg Academy's Palmina S. and Stephen F. Pace Galleries of Art are free and open to the public during Box Office hours, and also during most performances in the Performing Arts Center or by appointment.
Purchase the PAC Season Opera Pass and get one opera free. Contact the PAC Box Office to reserve your tickets in advance or purchase them that night at the door.
Wednesdays, through July 31, 7pm - Met Summer Encores
A series of screenings from the groundbreaking Met Live in HD series, in more than 400 movie theaters across the United States. Purchase the full summer season and receive one of the performances at no charge. For more information about the Met Summer 2013 Encores please visit www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/liveinhd/summer-hd-encores.aspx
June 19 - Carmen
Georges Bizet's drama is about sex, violence and racism—and its corollary: freedom. It is one of the inalienably great works of art.
June 26 - Il Trovatore
Giuseppe Verdi’s "The Troubadour" is a lively story of romance, obsession and revenge. The turmoil and rage that unfold after a gypsy's unthinkable act climax into one of opera's greatest finales - a final act filled with sword fights, death, revenge and, ultimately, regret.
July 10 - Armida
Gioachino Rossini's mythical story of a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison is a fanciful and magical tale with an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element.
July 17 - La Traviata
The last of the three great operas of Giuseppe Verdi's middle period, La Traviata details the ill-fated love affair between a young gentleman and a terminally ill courtesan. It is based on the play La dame aux camélias by Alexander Dumas, Jr.
July 24 - Turandot
Giacomo Puccini’s last opera presents the ruthless Chinese princess of the title, whose hatred of men is so strong that she has all suitors who can’t solve her riddles beheaded... until the unknown prince eventually wins her love.
July 31 - Il Barbiere di Siviglia
One of the most beloved operatic comedies of all time, Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution, recounts the first of the plays from the Figaro trilogy, by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais.
Saturday, July 6, 7:30pm - Comedian Tim Sample
Tim is widely acknowledged to be New England's premier native humorist. Tim's books, albums and videos (including the Bert and I company) have sold well over a million copies. Tim will have you laughing until you cry. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling the box office. Molly Ockett Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Team fundraiser
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Mount Washington Valley Band Seeks Players(603) 356-2096
The Mount Washington Valley Band wants you! Alumni and new members are needed. Some loaner Instruments are available. Ages 12 & up - seniors and new members are welcome; call or email email@example.com.
Jackson Art Studio & Gallery, Classes and ExhibitsSaturday & Sunday, 11am-4pm and Monday-Friday, by appointment or by chance
155 Ridge Road (across the street from David Baker's Art Gallery on Route 16), Jackson (603) 387-3463
Jackson Art is a working art studio and with an attached gallery featuring the work of local Mt. Washington valley artists/artisans. Working artists demonstrating every weekend. Art classes, taught by professional artists and artisans, include Drawing, Painting, Art camps, Fashion
illustration, Teen Open Studio, Jewelry, Photography and more. Please preregister for classes, which are frequently being added to the website.
The Gallery includes work by local talented artists and artisans, including Rebecca Klementovich (Abstract Painting), Valentina Kobilansky (Oil Painting), June McLeavey (Monotype & Mixed Media), Melanie Barash Levitt (Painting & Watercolor Monotype), Sean Stull (Pastels), Marnie Cobbs (Painting, Gouche & Books), Bert Weiss (Glass), Joe Klementovich (Photography), Karen Eisenberg (Jewelry), Lori Badger (Mosaics & Jewelry), Anne Garland (Oil Painting), Randy Radcliff (Woodcuts), Doug Brown (Stone Lamps), Leslie David (Scarves), Jessica Mixer (Jewelry), Sally Bags (Cloth Bags). All artwork is for sale.
Friday, May 17, 4-6pm - Art Opening! Celebrate Youth Art
100% sales/donations from the show will go to Art Scholarships so any local kid can take classes at the Studio.
Free art classes for the young & old the week after the show; all classes are taught by professional artists. You must sign up in advance to reserve your spot (call, email or visit the website)... limited space.
Sunday, May 19 - Free Art Classes
11am-12:30pm - Accordion Bookmaking with Marnie Cobbs
Make an accordion book to be used as a journal or sketch book, with pages sewn in for writing or drawing. All ages
1-2:30pm - Mosaic Tiles with Lori Badger
Create your own mosaic tile using broken ceramics, stones, shells or other objects. Bring old keys, coins, toy pieces or other objects to personalize your creation. All ages
6-7:30pm - Teen Open Studio with Melanie Levitt
An open studio for teens to come to the studio to draw a still life. Instruction in line, shading and compostion. Teens, age 13 & up
Monday, May 20 - Free Art Classes
4-5:30pm - Wire Ornaments with Mary Howe
Using wire and glass beads, we will create wire ornaments. Bring optional stones or sea glass to use in your creation. All ages
6-7:30pm - Notan Paper Cutting with June McLeavey
Notan is a Japanese design concept involving the interaction of light and dark as they are placed next to each other. We will be learning about positive and negative space as well as bilateral symmetry while we create some truly unique works of art. All ages
Tuesday, May 21 - Free Art Classes
10-11am - Mommy and Me Art Class with Melanie Levitt
Kids 6 yrs and under are invited to the studio with a caretaker to create art with stations set up around the studio.
4-5:30pm - Soft Pastels: Abstract Expression with Janis Pryor
Join us with pastels as we explore the techniques used for abstract expression as we create different ways of seeing. All ages
6:30-7:30pm - Watercolor Birch Trees with Melanie Levitt
In this workshop, we will use watercolors and masking tape in an unexptected way to create a beautiful painting of birch trees. All ages
Wednesday, May 22 - Free Art Classes
4-5:30pm - Origami with Meredith Piotrow
Learn this Japanesse paper folding technique with step by step instruction. Ages 7 and up
6-7:30pm - Painting Flowers with Joelle Goff
In this workshop, you will sketch and paint a flower with acrylics through a step by step process. For adults and kids, ages 10 and up.
Thursday, May 23 - Free Art Classes
10-11am - Mommy and Me Art Class with Melanie Levitt
Kids ages 6 yrs and under are invited to the studio with a caretaker to create some art with stations set up around the studio.
4-5:30pm - Karen Eisenberg: Wrapped Stones
Learn the process for wrapping stones using string, beach stones and sea glass. There will be an opportunity to wrap a stone using wire after working out design possibilities with string. Bring optional beach stones or sea glass. All ages
6:30-8pm - Printing Foliage: Monoprints with Melanie Levitt
This class will introduce you to watercolor monoprints, a totally non-toxic printmaking method. Using printing plates, watercolors and foliage, you will create a beautiful one of a kind monoprint using an etching press. Please bring some weeds, leaves, feathers or anything else you would like to try printing that is thin. All ages
Friday-Monday, May 24-27 - The Plein Air Connection Workshop: Painting Outdoors in Jackson, with Michael Vermette
An outdoor painting class in drawing and painting on site as a spiritual practice, just as Nathaniel Hawthorn, Henry David Thoreau and Ethan Allen Crawford once wrote about. Students learn to better focus on capturing the true essence of the subject through line, form, color, texture, light, shade and spatial relationships. During painting sessions, participants will be given proven methods that aid the artist in capturing a recognizable facsimile of the subject through rapid and skilled brush or palette knife techniques with an attention to edges, achieving a full value and color range, creating effective spatial relationships with form, and establishing a center of interest in the composition that controls the viewer's eye. All skill levels are welcome. Participants can work in either watercolor or the oil painting medium. Following the Friday evening presentation (6-9pm), three full-day (9am-6pm) sessions Saturday, Sunday & Monday (with an optional morning lecture and evening paint-out program). View Michael's work at www.michaelvermette.com.
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World Fellowship Center Workshops and Cultural Events368 Drake Hill Road (off Route 16), Albany (between Chocorua & Conway) (603) 447-2280
This secular, intergenerational, multicultural camp and conference center offers public educational events for adults as well as pay-for programming for people staying overnight or commuting by day. Varied lectures, workshops and performances; check website for program details. Meals served 8am, 12:30pm & 6pm. Overnight accommodations available.
2012 workshops include: Singing with Courage, Early Music Week, Writing Workshop, Choral Singing Workshop, Beginner Spanish
MWV Children's Museum Activities & EventsThursdays-Mondays, 10am-5pm (subject to change)
Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum
2936 White Mountain Highway, North Conway (603) 356-2992
This interactive children's museum has an extensive number of permanent exhibits and hours of fun for children 0-8 yrs. The museum has a new exhibition: The Tree of History will be the focus of fantastic happenings. The new "Lets Pretend Drama Center" lets children dress up in costumes and pretend. You may leave at any time and come back the same day without an additional charge.
Remember to visit the Little Green Closet Thrift Store - donations of beautiful children's clothing accepted.
White Birch Books EventsMonday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street, North Conway (603) 356-3200
Saturday, May 25, 1pm - Book Signing: NH Author John Harper
Imagine if master carpenter Norm Abram and outdoor humorist Patrick McManus wrote a book together. Combine that with tractors from another dimension, burning turkeys, gravity wells and about a million bats – and that should give a sense of what Harper's new book "The Lofty Woodshop: Managing the Graceful Catastrophe" has to offer. The stories are all (mostly) true and written to make the reader laugh out loud, as well as not feel so badly about their latest project. Harper will sign copies of his book and answer any questions.
Thursday Night Book Group meets every fourth Thursday of the month and is open to any and all readers.
Mystery Book Group meets at the store on the second Thursday of every month. A small group, discussion books range from historical mysteries to contemporary thrillers. Books are usually picked a couple months in advance. The Mystery Book Club is open to anyone interested.
NH Humanities Council Program: A Visit with Abraham LincolnWednesday, June 12, 7pm
Jackson Public Library
125 Main Street, Jackson (603) 383-9731
Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Steve Wood, begins this program by recounting his early life and ends with a reading of the "Gettysburg Address." Along the way he comments on the debates with Stephen Douglas, his run for the presidency, and the Civil War. A NH Humanities Council program, presented by Jeff Warner, free and open to the public. Contact: Friends of the Jackson Public Library
Steel Dreams, Community Steel Band, Seeks ParticipantsTuesdays, 7-8:30pm
903 West Side Road, North Conway (603) 447-5107
Come join the Mt. Washington Valley intergenerational community steel band, Steel Dreams. All are welcome and no previous musical experience is necessary - just the love of rhythm and music. The community steel band movement is growing throughout New England with more than 30 bands now participating in the Annual Northeast Pan Festival. The fun and excitement of playing in a steel band is a great way for individuals, families and community groups, to come together create music and bring the Caribbean groove to our town. The joyous sound of the steel drums lightens your heart and makes your feet want to dance. Besides the unique fun of playing the music, participating in a steel band fosters teamwork, discipline, respect of others, community awareness and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
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Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUBOngoing - Friday evenings (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub.
May 24 - Vagabond Blue - Jill Ducsai and Carolyn Ramsay
May 31 - Stas
June 7 - Julia Velie
June 14 - Sweet Life Revue
June 21 - Peter Lawlor
July 12 - Tom Fleischmann
August 16 - Time Hazelton & David Young
August 23 - Jon Sarty
November 15 - Audrey Drake
Estelle Smith Art Classes & Shows118 Whittier Highway (Route 25), Moultonboro (603) 253-7513
Fine arts, landscapes, “home rendering” and portraiture in watercolors and graphite. Ms. Smith also offers private art lessons.
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Advice To The Players
PO Box 14, North Sandwich, NH 03259
Advice to the Players Performances, Workshops & Events(603) 986-6253 (information)
Advice To The Players is a unique company of theater professionals, enthusiastic community members and energetic teens that presents Shakespeare performances and workshops in New Hampshire’s Lakes and Mountains Region. ATTP is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts.
Our Shakespeare presentations are in August during Sandwich Old Home Week, October during the Sandwich Fair, and in March. Venues include the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage, The Sandwich Town Hall and The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. Our December presentation of A Christmas Carol celebrates Victorian Christmas in Tamworth Village. During the school year we offer daytime performances and workshops for schools and student groups and in July we offer Shakespeare Camps for students of all ages.
Wednesday, April 24, 6:30pm - Much Ado About Shakespeare
Celebrate the Bard’s birthday at an Elizabethan feast designed by Marion Posner and The Corner House Inn. Entertainment provided by:
The Mountain Lake Chorale
Marion and Richard Posner
The ATTP Student Players
Andrew Codispoti – Reprising his prize-winning number from last fall's "Shakespeare Idol"
The event will be at the Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich and proceeds will benefit Advice To The Players. Reservations are recommended; please call or email the Corner House Inn at (603) 284-6219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PSU and Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & EventsMonday-Friday, 11am-5pm
Plymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869
Contact the Silver Center Box Office for tickets to all Silver Center events; use the specific PSU contact email for the particular PSU event for information and attendance at PSU events.
Plymouth State University courses & events:
PSU is offering several graduate-level courses, including an online course, leading to a Certificate in Historic Preservation. For more information and to register, call 535-2636 or visit www.plymouth.edu/graduate/academics/degrees/masters/med/heritage-studies/historic-preservation/
Saturday, May 18, 7pm - Creating a Fruitful Landscape
Apple Grower Michael Phillips will explore home orchard design based on ecosystem advantage, explaining important health connections to make fruiting plants better able to stand up to disease challenges and pests. He will offer overviews of rootstock, training considerations, the right varietal mix for your family, proper soil prep, and ongoing “fungal duff management” to help guide good intentions for a bountiful organic fruit harvest. This evening presentation focuses on the how-to plant a fruit and berry orchard. Held at Boyd 144 on the Plymouth State Campus, free and open to the public.
Silver Center for the Arts events:
Call or visit the box office for a greater choice of seats and fewer fees, or buy online.
Sunday, April 28, 1pm - PSU Symphonic Band: A Symphonic Journey Through Europe
Performing music of European masters, old and new, at Hanaway Theatre.
Wednesday, May 1, 7pm - Percussion Ensemble
PSU percussion ensemble features an eclectic blend of music including original student arrangements. At Studio Theatre
Thursday, May 2, 7pm - Jazz Ensemble & Combo
The PSU student Jazz Combo and Jazz Band perform a variety of jazz styles from classic to modern, at Hanaway Theatre.
Monday, May 6, 7pm - Guitar Ensemble
PSU guitar students perform a wide variety of music from classical to pop, at Studio Theatre. Free, call for reservations.
Wednesday, May 8 at 7pm - Chamber Players
Student chamber ensembles perform, including piano ensemble, flute choir, saxophone quartet, clarinet choir, the woodwind quintet and brass ensembles. At Smith Recital Hall; free, call for reservations.
Friday & Saturday, May 10 & 11, 7pm - Contemporary Dance Ensemble
A high-energy, collaborative concert of dance and art with choreography from faculty, students and special guest artists. Exceptional dance students will be recognized with awards and scholarships. At Hanaway Theatre
Sunday, May 12, 3pm - Pemi Choral Society Spring Concert
The traditional spring concert presented by the 120-voice Pemigewasset Choral Society, a community-based choral group. At Hanaway Theatre
Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or (603) 536-9639 or (603) 536-2090
Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome.
Monday, May 27 - Center Closed for Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 5, 1-2pm - Monthly Writing Class, with Jim Crawford
First Wednesday each month
Thursday, June 13, 11:30am - Fathers' Day Celebration
Music by Don Saviano, with Neil Martin, Key Board & Electric Bass
Mondays, 9am-12noon - Wood Carving Class
Beginners are welcome. Bring your own tools or come by and see what it's all about.
Mondays, 10-11am - Tai Chi & Dao Yi, with Susan MacLeod
Tuesdays, 8:30am - Print Making
Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30am - Gentle Yoga, with Donna Sullivan
Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists
Thursdays, 1pm - Memoir Writing Workshop
Come join us for lots of fun and a great feeling of accomplishment. Each year our goal has been to finish up with a small book utilizing the combined stories of all participants. All are welcome.
Fridays, 9:30am - Country Line Dancing, with Joan Randlett
Come “kick” up your heels, have fun and exercise at the same time.
Mail: PO Box 417, Center Sandwich, NH 03227
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art ExhibitsMonday-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.
Saturday, June 1, 5-7pm - Summer Season Opener
Celebrate the opening of the summer 2013 season at Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery. Elizabeth F. Smith of Sandwich is exhibiting her charming landscapes for the first time, Kim Case will exhibit work done over the winter that definitely speak to summer on Squam Lake and finally Wendy Ketchum’s series of ponds is encaustic at its very best. Meet the artists and join us for lively conversation and light refreshment.
Galleria Giovanna Fine Art ExhibitsBy chance or appointment
313 River Road, Canaan (603) 523-7154
The chic farm house gallery celebrates new exhibition space, art school and design center. Works by regional under exhibited artists showing oils, sculpture, limited edition prints, photographs, mono types and drawings. Children's work will be shown in the Mud Room Gallery.
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Surroundings Art Gallery - New England ArtJanuary-May, By chance or appointment only
12 Main Street, Center Sandwich (603) 284-6888
The Gallery specializes in original fine art in a variety of mediums (oil, water color, pastels, acrylics, sculptures, etc). You will also find folk art painted on chests, barrel staves and other objects.
Surroundings offers art classes which will accommodate the first timer as well as those who have some experience in painting. Each class is tailored to the interests of the students, but generally includes a demonstration, discussion, practice time, and individual feedback. You can be a beginner or experienced artist for these classes. The techniques and instruction will apply to all levels. The instructor can tailor the discussion and help to any level of expertise. Supplies are available on an a la carte basis. We will need a minimum of 4 people at each class for it to be held. For more information, visit the website.
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Karl Drerup Art Gallery & Silver Center Exhibits & EventsKarl Drerup Art Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm and Saturday, 1-4pm (and by appointment; closed most PSU holidays)
Silver Center for the Arts Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-6pm (and during performances; closed most PSU holidays)
Museum of the White Mountains at PSU hours: Thursday-Sunday, 10am-5pm and Wednesdays, 10am-7pm
Plymouth State University, Plymouth (603) 535-2614
The Karl Drerup Gallery is located on the first floor of the Draper and Maynard Building at 17 High Street. A vibrant center of art, visual culture and new media. Exhibitions range from traditional shows to contemporary trends. Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University, open to the public, at 34 Highland Street. Information: 535-3210. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. For Gallery and exhibition information, contact Catherine Amidon.
Exhibiting through April 22 at Silver Center for the Arts - Russ Aharonian, Painter
Brimming with whimsy, Russell Aharonian's work is highly innovative with modern materials, drawing upon artists like Miro and Kandinsky for inspiration. His zany sense of humor will bring out a chuckle in the viewer while astonishing all with his virtuosity.
Tuesday, April 30, 4-6pm - Opening Reception: Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Exhibition
The BFA degree in studio art is for students interested in careers as practicing artists. During the senior thesis year, students develop a body of work through which they explore a personal range of themes, individual style, techniques or processes. A committee of art faculty guides each student's artistic progress, which culminates in the selection of work featured in the annual year-end exhibition. Exhibiting through May 18 at Karl Drerup Art Gallery.
Tuesday, April 30, 4-6pm - Opening Reception: Bachelor of Fine Arts Graphic Design Exhibition
Each year the BFA program in graphic design displays the thesis project of its seniors: a comprehensive commercial identity. Created and installed by future professionals in graphic design, the exhibit showcases their innovation and creativity with posters, ads, layouts, logos, stationery, packaging design and more. Exhibiting through May 14 at Silver Center for the Arts.
For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Judy Landry at (603) 726-3081
Campton Historical Society
PO Box 160
Campton, NH 03223-0160
Campton Historical Society Programs and EventsThursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 Route 175, Campton Hollow (603)-536-5140
The building (½ mile north of Blair Bridge Road, Exit 27 off I-93) is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public. Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December.
Monday, May 20, 7pm - Program: The Mushing Life
Lidia Dale-Mesaros, musher and owner of Valley Snow Dogz of Campton will join Campton Historical Society, along with several of her remarkable sled dogs. She will discuss dog sled racing, adventures on the trails in the White Mountains, keeping sled dog blood lines alive in the Eastern US, how puppies and dogs are trained, the equipment utilized, and safety on the trail. To learn more visit www.valleysnowdogz.com. Come early as they will be out in the parking lot before the program to give you a chance to meet some of the dogs and see the sledding gear. Refreshments will be served.
Corner House Inn Storytelling DinnersThursdays, 6:30pm
22 Main Street (junction Routes 109 & 113), Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
Storytelling Dinners are held from late October through May. Storytelling begins after dessert and coffee are served.
May 23 - Kate Chadbourne
Kate is a singer, Celtic storyteller and poet whose performances combine traditional tales with music for voice, harp, flutes and piano. www.katechadbourne.com
May 30 - End-of-Season Storytelling Gala
Six different storytellers will be spinning yarns after dinner. Appearing on the program will be
Rusty Locke - local curmudgeon and spinner of tales, occasionally accompanies himself on guitar or banjo
Jo Putnam - Mid-Western cowgirl tells vibrant, heartfelt, down-to-earth stories
Debra Ballou - folktales, fairy tales, Native American stories, personal adventures, poems and music
Andy Davis - tales of youthful indiscretion and footloose adventure, with magical realism and multicultural folklore
Jo Radner - stories about Maine history, featuring “Yankee Ingenuity: Stories of Headstrong and Resourceful People”
Claes Thelemarck - an animated and engaging teller of tall tales, Jack tales and the like, and nature lore
Pease Public Library Programs & EventsMonday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm
1 Russell Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2616 or 536-2369
We are looking for paperback book donations (children's books) for a group of 20 Pakistani teachers who will be visiting our library this summer. We are hoping to get 100 books.
Mondays, May 27 and June 10, 7pm - Community Knitting Group
All ages and levels of expertise are welcome. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Contact: Nancy Conklin, (603) 707-6024
Thursday, May 30, 4-6pm - The Artist's Sketchbook: Vacation Memories and More
This program is not for artists only. Even those with "I never could draw” attitude will enjoy this program and learn interesting methods of using a small notebook to capture the moments of their lives. With Professor Terry Down’s guidance, your camera will have a new companion on your vacations and daily explorations.
Starting June 10 - Sign-ups for Summer Reading Program: Dig into Reading!
Come into the Library to pick up information on this year's summer reading program.
Monday, June 10, 7pm - Color is Beautiful: An Artistic Journey of Flowers Focusing on the Element of Color
Learn flower design from Linda Pare, AIFD, NH Master Floral Designer
Tuesday, June 11, 7pm - The White Mountain Huts: Past & Future
The Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain Hut system, the oldest hut-to-hut hiking network in the U.S., celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2013. The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Hut System is a unique institution in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Allen Koop explores how the huts and the people who built, maintain and use them have formed a world apart, a mountain society with its own history, traditions and legends. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public.
Wednesday, June 12 - Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Trip
A tour invitation from the Young Ladies Library Association. Please contact the Library for more information.
Wednesday-Friday, June 19-21 - Books and Blooms 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 7-9pm - From Dirt to Dirt: Containers, Planters, Vases and your Gardens
With Tamara Mann, Penny Huynen and Michelle Chamberlain, clay artists, owners of Community Clay, Plymouth
Thursday, June 20, 7-9pm - Ikebana: Japanese Flower Design from Antoinette Drouart
Thursday, June 27, 5-5:30pm - Laughter Yoga returns to the Library
Tuesday, July 9, 7pm - Cannon Shenanigans and New Hampshire's Muster Day Tradition
Muster Day was a day of drills, marching, and sham battles for local militias in NH. This spectator event was accompanied by entertainers, vendors, gamblers, and a great deal of alcohol. Throughout 19th century NH, demand for cannons for Fourth of July, election celebrations, demonstrations of civic pride, and for the sheer cussedness of making noise, often exceeded supply. Various town and regional rivalries sprang up over the possession of particular cannons and were constant headaches for local authorities. Jack Noon will explore the vestiges of this tradition that survived well into the 20th century. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public.
Mondays, 10:30am - Come Read to Willow
Come in to read to our resident therapy dog Willow, a good listener for any reluctant readers, young and old. Or just come in to say hi.
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm - Plymouth Area Chess Club
Coming the end of June - Storytime
Tuesdays, 10:15am & 11:15am and Wednesdays, 11:30am - Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Tuesdays, 1:30pm and Wednesdays, 10:15am - Preschool (ages 3-6)
Signups will be at the front desk; registration is required, but weekly attendance not required. We do ask that you hold a Pease Public Library Card.
Online resources - Mango Languages can be accessed from your home computer for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Please contact the Library for details.
Passes available to numerous museums & centers, including Canterbury Shaker Village, The Fells, Museum of NH History, Polar Caves, Shepherd-McAuliffe Discovery Center, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Wright Museum of WWII and Currier Art Museum, among others.
Castle in the Clouds HappeningsOpen weekends only, May 11-June 2; Open daily, June 8-October 27, 10am-5:30pm
Castle in the Clouds
455 Old Mountain Road (Route 171), Moultonborough (603) 476-5900
Visit the 1914 Castle built on a picturesque 5500-acre estate, featuring 1000 feet of cascading waterfalls, Shannon Pond and hiking trails. Owned by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust; managed by the Castle Preservation Society.
Carriage House Gallery - Featuring art, artifacts and exhibitions that are educational and meaningful to the mountains and lakes region of New Hampshire. Free with other admission; open during normal Castle operating hours.
May 11-July 8 - Winslow Homer’s Woodcut Exhibit
July 9-August 22 - The Banks Gallery
August 23-October 19 - “Food for Thought” Exhibit
Sunday, May 19, 5:30pm - Gallery Reception: Winslow Homer’s Woodcut Exhibit
Celebrating famous wood engravings depicting American life in the late 1800s. Wine and crudités are included in this free event. Located in the Art Gallery in The Carriage House. Exhibiting May 11-July 8.
Sunday, July 14 - Gallery Reception: The Banks Gallery
Sunday, August 25 - Gallery Reception: “Food for Thought” Exhibit
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Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & EventsBristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395
Tuesdays, 9:30am - Craft Group
Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & EventsChurch Street, Canaan (603) 523-4333
Monday-Friday, 8:30am - Coffee/Tea Social Group
Mondays, 9:45am - Knitting & Crocheting Group
Mondays, 9:45am - Gentle Style Yoga
Thursdays, 10am - Golden Ball Tai Chi
Upper Valley Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon (603) 448-4213
Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing
Thursdays, 9am - Crafts & Quilting
Fridays, 3:30pm - Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners, or others needing modification in their exercise routine, including chair-based options. It includes a medley of dance styles, including merenque, cha-cha, cumbia, belly dance, rumba, tango and salsa.
| Mail: PO Box 5173
Hanover, NH 03755-5173
Camerata New England Performances & Educational Outreach(802) 785-4833
Camerata New England is a highly esteemed professional chamber ensemble, performing in various-sized chamber groups to offer communities throughout the Northeast access to high quality, professional, live musical experiences. Camerata New England concerts are known for their quality, power, and beauty—and performers are known for their expertise, their musicality, their approachability, and their gift for bringing audiences closer to the heart of extraordinary classical music.
Camerata New England is dedicated to working in partnership with other arts organizations and with schools to bring relevant and accessible musical experiences to young people. Large and small groups of musicians can perform for students in public schools. Students are introduced to orchestral chamber repertoire, a variety of string instruments and how they are played, and professional musicians who can provide insight into their working lives. To arrange a visit, call or email Carlos Galvan.
Tickets can be purchased from the venue box office or from Camerata New England by telephone or through the website.
|PO Box 892
Littleton, NH 03561
|The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire is a not-for-profit consortium of organizations, schools, businesses, and individuals supporting the arts from Plymouth to the Canadian border. Please contact us to list events, request membership information, or find out more about North Country cultural programs. Please call to confirm all listings.|