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April 23 - May 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
Monday, April 28, 7pm - An Evening of Music from Prince Edward Island
Arriving like a breath of spring air from Canada’s Maritimes will be a special night of music from Prince Edward Island featuring four of that corner of the globe’s top performers. Dynamic fiddlers Richard Wood and Cynthia MacLeod, along with PEI troubadours Gordon Belsher and Caroline Bernard, will light up the stage at the Tillotson Center. The four will perform traditional music of Prince Edward Island, including some original tunes and old favorites in a fun and fast-moving evening of music, storytelling and dance. This special tour spotlights the music of their native land and promotes The Festival of Small Halls.
Upcoming performances booked by the GNWCA at the Tillotson Center include the return of Camerata New England with a program of Schubert on Saturday, May 10; Ashelin featuring the Palmer sisters on Monday, June 9; the Gothard Sisters on Monday, July 7; and the Celtic Funk group Coig on Tuesday, July 15.
Tickets are available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main Street in Colebrook, as well as at the door on the night of the concert. Funds raised by concerts help the GNWCA continue its ongoing mission of bringing the arts to the Great North Woods. For more information on the GNWCA, as well as a schedule of upcoming concerts, visit the website or contact Charlie Jordan at (603) 246-8998 or 237-9302.
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsVarious locations
Exhibiting at Great North Woods Interpretive Center
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-5500 or (603) 788-4044
The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is a "grass-roots" organization consisting of artists from Pittsburg, NH, Colebrook, NH, West Stewartstown, NH, Canaan, VT and Coaticook, PQ. The mission of the group is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Southeastern Quebec. Members are able to participate in exhibits, receive reimbursement for conducting workshops, and be involved with other art-related activities sponsored by CRAG. Artists and artisans (photographers, quilters, wood carvers, basket makers, jewelers, etc.) wanting to exhibit should visit the website or call (802) 266-3687. Various workshops offered - check website or call for details.
Please visit www.ArtSpider.net to view a promotional video relating to CRAG. ArtSpider does a superb job of promoting the arts in New Hampshire.
Artists exhibiting at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC). Francine Bigney is the artist of the month at the ISHC and Helene Masson is the artist of the month at the UCVH. CRAG members Britni White and Pat Klinefelter are exhibiting their photos and paintings at the Great North Woods Interpretive Center. Roxanne Herres is exhibiting her photos at the Tillotson Center. For more information about Roxanne, please contact her at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or email@example.com; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.
Thursday, May 15, 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.
Womens Retreat in Northern NH, An Oasis of SimplicityEnchanted Acres
Pittsburg (603) 582-5404
Women will have time for themselves for relaxation and rejuvenation, to experience living simply without electricity in a natural and rustic setting, to have the opportunity to read, write letters, express themselves creatively through mediums such as painting, collages, weaving, coloring, or to simply do nothing without feeling guilty.
Workshops are free for overnight guests and basic supplies will be provided. Participation will always be optional. Additional spaces may be available for those not able to stay overnight. Please contact Barbara for details and reservations via email, website or Facebook page.
Office open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm
Orleans County Historical Society Events, Classes & ProgramsWednesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm (Museum tours)
Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington, VT 05860 (802) 754-2022
Orleans County Historical Society Adult Education Programs take place at the Museum with classes, craft workshops, speakers and off the Museum grounds in places of local historic interest. Select classes have online registration; visit http://oldstonehousemuseum.org/education to register online. For more information, call or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|GORHAM & BERLIN AREA|
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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, 3:05-4pm - Hop-Off-The-Bus: Children's Program
A story will be read aloud each week, small activities connected with the story will be included throughout, and an after-school snack will be provided. School age children grades 1-5 are welcome (written permission required; please stop by the Library to pick up a form). The Randolph bus usually arrives at the Library around 3:05pm. The program will end at 4pm and children must be picked up or met at the Library at that time.
All events are free to the public. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.
Berlin & Coos County Historical Society MuseumTuesday-Saturday, 12noon-4pm (or by appointment)
Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center
119 High Street, Berlin
(603) 752-4590 or (603) 752-7337
The Moffett House Museum presents exhibits on Berlin's rich history, encompassing its cultural, ethnic and industrial legacies. The museum is highlighting its collection of military memorabilia.
Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"
Reading Room is available for perusing through high school yearbooks or doing research in the many "Brown Bulletins", city reports, antique ledgers and various historical documents. Genealogy research available.
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham NotchSaturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2727
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
April 5 - Fire on the Mountain
A film documenting the 10th Mountain Division, America's only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. The thrilling story of these rugged, courageous men in all their glory
April 12 - Legends of American Skiing
Join film producer Rick Moulton before the showing of Legends of American Skiing. This lecture and film fall on the 75th Anniversary of the 1939 Inferno. The film depicts Toni Matt's legendary feat of Schussing the Headwall to win the race by more than a minute. The 1939 Inferno can be looked back upon as the last Big Mountain Downhill Race in America and certainly the last in the North East.
April 19 - Intrepid Descent
This documentary captures the classic backcountry skiing experience of Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington and explores the rich history of the ravine, which has been home to triumph and tragedy since the early 1920s. A present day narrative takes viewers from the daunting hike and climb up the Ravine to the exhilarating descent over the lip, while interviews with experts, meteorologists, and rare historical footage provide a broad and dynamic view of Tuckerman's. A classic man-versus-nature story, Intrepid Descent pays homage both to the mountain and to the individuals who dare to pursue their passion.
April 26 - Dr. Quackenbush Skis the Headwall
This famous ski comedy, filmed in 1940, follows Dr. Quackenbush to Cranmore, Wildcat and Tuckerman Ravine. Filmed by Sidney Shurcliff in New Hampshire's White Mountains, this famous comedy classic follows the misadventures of Dr. Erasmus B. Quackenbush from Mt. Cranmore to the Wildcat Race Trail to the heights of Tuckerman Ravine's legendary Headwall. Historic footage, spectacular skiing, "hill"arious comedy and a vintage musical score make this film great entertainment for the entire family.
Programs are free & open to the public (not including meals). Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change.
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Music in the Great North WoodsVenues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or (603) 326-3242 (information)
Music in the Great North Woods promotes and supports classical music in New Hampshire's North Country in new, as well as existing, venues. During the summer months, the non-profit organization sponsors a Master Organ Recital series and the Big Moose Bach Fest, with visiting musicians of international stature. Call, visit the website or email for detailed schedules and more information. Events are open to the public, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.
Thursday, March 20, 7:30pm - Clarinets for Conservation Concert
C4C quartet members Ian Tyson, Mark Fugina, Debbie Larsen and Michele Von Haugg present a concert recital at Gorham Congregational Church, 143 Main Street. The performance will feature classical and contemporary works for clarinet quartet. In addition, members of the quartet will share stories of their work with the students of Korongoni Secondary School in Moshi, Tanzania. Clarinets for Conservation provides an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability through music education. www.clarinetsforconservation.org Admission is free, but donations for the ensemble's mission of conservation will be graciously accepted.
St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural HeritageSt. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1028
Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage.
Art Exhibit on display through April: William R. Scolere Explorations Revisited 1
Permanent Exhibition: Scrapbook celebrating the history & story of St. Kieran Center for the Arts
Art exhibits are open for viewing during regular business hours (9am-4pm) Monday-Friday, an hour before all performing arts programs, and by special arrangement. There is no admission fee but donations to support the exhibit series are most welcome and greatly appreciated.
Season Memberships to all 2014 performances are currently available for Holiday Gift Giving. Season members enjoy free admission to over twenty exciting and diverse performances. Membership benefits also include advance mailings and personal invitations to special events including the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, the Francofest celebration, Swing for the Arts Golf Tournament, Art Exhibition Openings, receptions, and advance Nutcracker Ballet ticket reservations. As always, Nutcracker Ballet tickets are included in the membership package.
Sunday, April 27, 2pm – The International Celtic Festival Tour
Enjoy an afternoon of Irish, Scottish and Acadian music with Master Fiddler Richard Wood, Cynthia MacLeod, Gordon Belsher and Caroline Bernard. Musical traditions of Prince Edward Island and the Maritimes, this tour is a collaboration between Crossroads International Celtic Festival and The Festival of Small Halls in Prince Edward Island.
Sunday, May 4, 2pm – R.P. Hale, Master Harpsichordist
Performing a special concert of early Mexican music & other selections
May 14, 16 & 18, 2pm – North Country Community Chorus Spring Concert
Friday, June 20, 7pm – Symphony NH Brass Quintet
Welcome summer with the best in brass ensemble music
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
Sunday, April 27, 3pm - Concert: Michael Johnson, opened by Red Gallagher
A singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso, with a beautiful voice and warm, funny personality, Johnson's hits include "Bluer Than Blue", "Almost Like Being In Love", "This Night Won't Last Forever", "Give Me Wings", "The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder", "Crying Shame", "I Will Whisper Your Name", and "That's That". The event will benefit the North Country Veteran Committee. Tickets are available online and at The White Mountain Cafe and Bookstore, the Gorham Town Hall, Northern Lights Music in Littleton, and the North Conway Music Center. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Saturday, May 3, 10am-2pm - Second Annual Mothers Day Spring Craft Fair
Will be open at 8:30am for early set up. Sponsored by the White Mountain Rotary Club of Berlin/Gorham District 7850.
Gateway Gallery & Gifts Showcases North Country ArtistsWednesday & Thursday, 12:30-5pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm (also by appointment)
36 Exchange Street, Gorham (603) 466-9900
Located at the northern edge of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in Gorham, Gateway Gallery & Gifts features White Mountain Memorabilia, work by North Country artists, and an eclectic sampling of gifts from framed fishing flies to jewelry from away - sometimes far away. Gateway Gallery specializes in custom framing using conservation materials and methods.
|HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)|
Haverhill Historical Society EventsBy appointment
Haverhill Historical Society's Kimball Store Museum
58 Court Street, Haverhill (603) 989-5953
All lectures are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at Ladd Street School, 880 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10, at the corner of County Road), Haverhill.
Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 9am-4pm
91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill (603) 787-2539
The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. Why not call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center? Call Deb or JoAnne for more details.
Thursday, April 3, 9:30am - Designers' Place: Spring Floral Arrangements, with Jane (all supplies provided)
Monday, April 7, 1pm - Designers' Place: Hearts & Hands Quilters
Tuesdays, April, 9am - A Study on Lincoln
Presented by Dave Pruitt
Tuesday, April 8, 1:30-3:30pm - Maintain Your Strength
See Deb or Jo for more details
Wednesday, April 9, 1pm - Woodcarving Demonstration, with Dean
Thursday, April 10, 9:30am - Designers' Place: Cards, with Jeannie
Thursdays, April 10 & 24, 1pm - Grief Support Group
Tuesday, April 15, 1pm - Depression Support Group
Wednesday, April 16, 1-2:30pm - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center presents Wrinkles, Wit & Wisdom
A live interactive video - come & be encouraged by the many positive aspects of aging.
Friday, April 18, 11:30am - Local 4-H Club Spring Fashion Show
Monday, April 28, 1pm - Healthy Tips for Our Bodies
Please join Barbara Laware of The Healthy Rhino for a fun, informal interchange of Healthy Tips. Call Deb or JoAnne for more details. Everyone welcome.
Saturday, May 31 - HMSC's Annual Spring Yard Sale
HMSC is now accepting items for donation for our Spring Yard Sale. Call the Center if assistance is needed.
Wednesday & Thursday, June 4 & 5 - 6th Annual HMSC Art Show
Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music
Tuesdays, 9am-2:30pm - Nifty Needlers
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group
Thursdays, 9am - Art Class with Barb
|LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA|
Weeks Historic Site ProgramsSaturday & Sunday, September 7-October 14, 10am-5pm
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
Route 3, Lancaster (603) 788-4004
Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at 4:30pm. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.
Whitefield Historical Society MuseumBy appointment
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Laconia Savings Bank
22 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-2466
Features displays on various facets of life in Whitefield over the years. Ongoing exhibits are also on display on the first floor of the Mountain View Grand year 'round and are updated periodically.
Jefferson Historical Society Museum & ProgramsCall for days & hours
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372
Collection is housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course. Permanent exhibits include early life in Jefferson, the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Slide, and the Waumbek Hotel photographs and memorabilia.
Meets first Tuesday of the month at 7pm - May through October meetings held at the Museum on Route 2, and November through April meetings are held at the Jefferson Elementary School on Route 115A. Everyone welcome.
Live & On Screen at Rialto TheatreRialto Theatre
80 Main Street (Route 2), Lancaster (603) 684-1121
New entertainment every week, covering a vast array of genres, providing recent run movies and unique viewing alternatives by bringing back classics, vintage films and nontraditional entertainment.
PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584
The Colonel Town PlayersLancaster Town Hall
Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788 4827
Since starting in the early 1970s, the Colonel Town Players
have continuously produced shows, usually with a Fall
musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional
reviews and cabarets.
Appalachian Mountain Club Programs in Crawford NotchAppalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-4453
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
Purple Moose Kidventures and Discovery Center63 Elm Street, Lancaster (603) 788-3030
Perform, explore, create, imagine, play! A small children's museum offering dramatics and early music classes for kids ages 2-12 as well as nature, world and children's literature enrichment activities. All classes and activities are free with your paid admission. Enjoy our activities, and then stay for some Discovery Center fun. Due to limited space and parking, we ask you please call to reserve a space for your child.
These grown-up craft classes give you a chance to have a night out. Grab some friends and come make some spring and summer wreaths... we provide the instruction and everything you need to make your masterpiece. There are munchies to enjoy and it is a fun time for all. Classes are held evenings based on your schedule. Call to set up a Momventure with your friends, and check out pictures of our first class on our Facebook page.
Weather permitting, we will be opening our new "Sensory Room" soon, with lots of hands-on tactile experiences for children.
Wednesday, April 23, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm - Kidstage Class Sampler
Thursday, April 24, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm - Story Time and Crafts
Saturday, April 26, 10-12noon - Kids Lit
Come enjoy some of our favorite children's stories with this month's author Eric Carle. Fun read-alouds, with activities to follow and a chance to check out the Discovery Center. Class for children ages 3+. Kids Lit is a free monthly workshop, designed around some of our favorite children's authors, where kids listen to and act out stories, create projects and meet some of our puppets who love to help us tell the stories. Due to limited space and parking, advance registration is required by calling or going to the website.
Saturday, April 26, 1-3pm - Kids Explore
Honor Earth Day with our paper making class, where we will make our own recycled paper as well as create other fun eco science projects. Class for children 6+. Kids Explore is a free monthly workshop, planned around a nature or world related themes, designed to get kids excited about learning and the world around them. Due to limited space and parking, advance registration is required by calling or going to the website.
Wednesdays, 4-5pm - Kidstage 1 is for children ages 5-8
Thursdays, 4-5:30pm - Kidstage 2 is for children ages 8-12
Kidstage classes are a chance to let your little actor take the stage. Exploring singing, music and movement, dramatics games, making costumes and sets, and putting on a show are all a part of this 8-week session.
We will also be starting a Kidstage class for children ages 7-12 the first week of May. This is a great chance to let your child take the stage as we learn to perform songs, put on a play, and do fun games and activities. This will be a 6-week class.
Fridays, 10-10:45am - KinderKids
Weekly 8-week session. Learn songs, listen to stories, do crafts, move to music, and explore rhymes and rhythm instruments. Discovery Center time is included after class until 11:30am. For children 2-4 with their caregiver; an additional class for 9 month-2 years, and also a third class for children ages 5-7, will be created if there is interest.
Our Kidventures Summer camps will be held June 23-June 27, from 9:30am-2:30pm, for ages 5-8 and July 7-11, from 9:30am-2:30pm, for ages 8-12. These will have a little bit of everything we offer from music, drama, nature and world exploring, games and special guests.
|LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)|
Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities ScheduleWednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 37 Village Road, Town Square
Curious George Cottage, 7 Noon Peak Road (next to WV Elementary School)
Waterville Valley (603) 236-3308
Activities are a mixture of art and science, the physical and intellectual, young and old, and ever-present curiosity: the foundation for a multi-generational center for learning and exploration. Check website for full listing of happenings, including snowshoe hikes, full-moon ski trips and numerous hikes. Admission is by donation. Please preregister for events.
Rey Center has numerous volunteer needs & opportunities - if you can lend a hand, stop by the Rey Center or call volunteer coordinator Leigh Ann Reynolds or email email@example.com.
Exhibiting through September 20 - Private Collection
Featuring the works from local collector, Berlin Larsen with pieces from the collection of the late beloved Waterville Valley resident architect, Donald Jazinski. Each piece carries with it a unique history. This exhibit is filled with original artwork and limited addition prints by Cape Cod artists of the '50s and '60s. Included in the show are still photos of many of the artists, including Jasinski, taken during the filming of “The Banquet”. No charge, donations are welcome.Proceeds support the Rey Center's art and science education programs.
Saturday, April 26, 8pm - 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. Also on May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22 and December 20.
Curious George Cottage closed until Saturday, May 24
Curious George Cottage Artist Residency
Offering professional and emerging artists in all media an opportunity to pursue and share their art and artistic process while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the mountain village of Waterville Valley, NH. The Residency provides the community with direct, hands-on experiences with working artists and an opportunity for the artist to work in an educational and community setting. The Rey Center is currently accepting applications from artist in all media – visual and performing arts, craftspeople, authors, poets, composers, eco artists – through June 1 for a two-week residency during September. Visit http://thereycenter.org/artist-residency.html for details and to submit an Artist Residency Application.
Saturdays, 11am & 4pm - Curious George Story Time
Pull up a bean-bag chair at the Rey Center to hear stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious George series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Saturdays, 4:30-6pm - Literary Discussion Group
Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Readings are provided in advance by email and at the Rey Center. For adults.
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NCCA's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse & Children's Touring Co.Jean's Playhouse
34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 745-2141
The North Country Center for the Arts presents professional Broadway musical shows, presented in alternating repertory.
On sale now, NCCA Gift Certificates are valid for any NCCA Productions, including Mainstage shows by the professional, award-winning Papermill Theatre company, community theatre shows by the newly-inaugurated Playhouse Players, and concert series shows that bring in musical guest artists from around the country. Gift Certificates may be ordered at the Jean's Playhouse Box Office (open Tuesday-Sunday, 3-6pm), over the phone, or online.
May 22-25 - Playhouse Players Show
Children's Theatre Touring Company
Fun family entertainment geared towards adults and children ages 3 and up. Each show runs approximately 30 minutes and concludes with a meet & greet and autograph signings with cast members. The Children's Theatre company travels to eight communities during the summer season, with a new show opening each week (check the website for the full community schedule).
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & LecturesClosed during the winter, call for information
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159 (Carol Riley)
The Museum reflects the everyday life of past years with lots of photos, displays of logging, Civilian Conservation Corps, Hotels and Inns, and personal memorabilia of folks who lived in this river valley mainly from the 1890s to the present. The Museum is a former church that was built by J.E. Henry in 1909, and the Society has published a 2013 calendar to benefit its building rehabilitation project. The calendar can be purchased at Goodie's Mobil at 85 Main Street in Lincoln, Fadden's General Store at 109 Main Street in N. Woodstock, as well as Daydreams Hair and Nail Studio at 264 Main Street, Lincoln in the Depot Plaza. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the project.
We also now have a "satellite" museum. The owners of the Village Shops in Lincoln (the old mill site) have given us a store front in the complex and we have numerous photos and early maps on display.
Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public LibraryMonday-Friday, 12noon-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, (603) 745-8159
Exhibiting through May 30 - Littleton Studio School Presents
View the display, 2014 which include examples of clay, jewelry/metals, painting /drawing and other mixed media such as basket making, felting, digital images, print making and much more. Free and open to all. LSS information at (603) 444-1066 or www.nhcrafts.org/littletonstudioschool
Thursday, April 24, 6:30pm - The Role of Abenaki Women, with Dana Benner
The role women have played in history is often overlooked. This program is designed to take a look at the many roles that women played in New England Native American society. You will see that their lives were much more than fixing meals and taking care of the children. Dana Benner has an M.Ed. in Heritage Studies from Plymouth State University and his BA in Native American Culture and U.S. History from Granite State College. Bring plenty of questions. Free and open to all.
Wednesday, April 30, 5pm - Movie Night
Advanced reservations are required; call to reserve your seat and find out what film we will be showing. Last Wednesday of each month (usually).
Mondays, 3-5pm - LEGO Club
Preregister for this event. 6-12 year olds
Wednesdays, 4-5pm - Italian Study group
This group is open to all that would like to learn a language.
Fridays, 11am - Storytime
We will read stories, do a craft and enjoy each other's company. This program is free and open to all.
|LITTLETON AREA (including Bethlehem, Lisbon & St. Johnsbury, VT)|
| Spring phone: (603) 823-7711
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & ClassesBethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
39 Strawberry Hill, Bethlehem (603) 869-5465
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) has been a landmark in the North Country, representing a continuous Jewish presence in the area, beginning with the early 20th century organization of The Hebrew Hay Fever Association (later The National Hay Fever Association). For 90 years, Jewish families have gathered in the sanctuary to welcome the Shabbat bride, celebrate holidays, and share life cycle events. Visitors are always welcome to visit the historic synagogue and library.
Please call or email Cantor Marlena Fuerstman, or visit the website, for detailed information on all events, classes and religious services. All are open to the public; registration is required for classes. BHC is a Conservative-Egalitarian congregation.
A variety of religious services available and open to the public - visit website for details. Religious School and Bar & Bat Mitzvah training available.
Sunday, April 27, 4pm - Holocaust Remembrance Day Service
You are invited to join members of the community on Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShoah) for a community-wide service to honor man's triumph over darkness. Pianist Marjan Kiepura will open the service with the Chopin Prelude Op. 28, No.15 in D-Flat, the "Raindrop Prelude." The service, accompanied by live music performed by Shana Aisenberg (violin, mandolin) and Beverly Woods (piano), is interactive with song, poetry and inspiration. The service will be followed by a light dairy-vegetarian potluck. Please join us and bring your own stories to share at our community gathering of remembrance, hope and light. For more information, to sign up as a reader, and to RSVP, contact Martin Kessel - email@example.com or 869-5557.
League of NH Craftsmen Gallery & Littleton Studio SchoolLeague of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1066
The Littleton Studio School is an affiliate of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. The School is an extension of the League's mission to bring the experience of fine craftmaking to the North Country through classes and workshops for children, adults and seniors. Becoming a League of NH Craftsmen Member entitles you to discounts on workshops and classes, invitations to receptions and special events, in addition to other benefits.
Please call, email or stop by the League or the Book Store for the latest class schedule or to reserve your place in a class. The schedule is also available online, or email your request to receive updates on our workshop offerings. Any student under 18 will need a parent's signature. Unless noted otherwise, preregistration is required for all classes; full tuition is due at the time of registration. For more information and registration, call Tina Gorman at the school. Gift certificates available.
Connect with the Studio School using Facebook, Twitter and Blogging. Visit the website to learn what is happening in the Studio, and communicate with other students, the instructors and many others.
Wednesday, April 23, 9-11am - Piggy Banks, with Annette Morrison
Make a pinch pot and turn it into a piggy bank... and then paint it the colors you would like, with under-glaze. Age: 6+
Thursday, April 24, 9-11am - Fish Form, with Cecily Yarosh
Make a fish bowl or a fish wall plaque or even a fish jar. Age: 5+
Fridays, through April 25, 10am-12noon - Beginning Drawing: Tools, Techniques & Exploration
Experiment with a range of drawing surfaces and implements in this beginner drawing class with Denise Crowley. Learn techniques to get you drawing right away in Graphite (pencil) and pen & ink; later on explore drawing with colored pencils. No difficult concepts to learn; create finished drawings.
Tuesdays, April 29-June 27, 10am-12:30pm - Clay Handbuilding, with Maria Neal
For both hand builders and throwers, this class will enrich students' work by introducing new and effective ways of working with surface. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students.
Tuesdays OR Thursdays, April 29-June 12, 6-9pm OR Wednesdays, April 30-June 11, 9am-12noon - Throwing/Handbuilding, with Alison Dodd
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Open to students with any level of experience, for ages 12+.
Thursdays, May 1-29, 9-11:30am OR 1-3:30pm - Watercolor
Debbie Aldrich is an award-winning water colorist who will inspire students to express the art in their lives. Each week students will learn a new technique, some traditional and some very modern, from one of Debbie's originals. Any level is welcome.
Thursdays, May 1-June 5, 6-9pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Jean Matray
Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles.
Saturday, May 3, 9am-5pm - Basket-Making, with Ray Lagasse
Call minimum of 8 days prior to class with (# & name) of basket you would like to make (for Ray to have time to prep materials).
Wednesdays, May 7-28, 5-8pm - Blacksmithing for the Garden, with Med Chandler
Take the basic techniques of blacksmithing and incorporate them into various projects for the home garden... things like plant hangers, hooks for bird feeders and sun dial stands. Or forge more practical items, like trowels, rakes, hoes and other useful tools. This will be a fun class with room for your own ideas, so think about what might be useful in your garden.
Saturday, May 10, 9am-5pm - Nuno Felted Scarf, with Beth Harwood
Create a luminous lightweight scarf and learn about the fastest-growing technique in felt-making in this workshop, designed to give you a working knowledge of the nuno technique: a method of felting wool fibers into a fabric base, often silk. Nuno felt has become the darling of couture for it’s lightweight, drapeable and highly textured fabric, perfect for a summer scarf or shawl as very little wool actually touches your skin. Please note that this class requires sustained periods of standing. Age: 16 +
Thursdays, July 17-August 7, 6-9pm - Guided Open Session, with Jean Matray
Learn new techniques while working on your own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting, soldering, or enameling. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another.
Sunday, 1-4pm; Tuesday 2-5pm; Wednesday 12noon-3pm; Friday 10am-1pm - Clay Open Studio
Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio
Tuesdays, 6-9pm - Metals/Jewelry Open Studio is available for students to work on class projects or for independent work. A monitor will be available to oversee the studio and to answer questions.
Thursdays, 9-11:30am - Mixed Media Open Studio: Watercolor~Oils~Acrylic~Pastels
Hosted by Susan Retz & Betsy Fraser, join fellow artists in an opportunity to work with friends. Get tips, tricks and "another perspective" from experienced professionals. Each participant provides his or her own materials, the rest of the group provides the company. Open to all, no experience necessary. Walk-ins welcome, no need to register.
The ARTS Gallery Exhibits, Events & ClassesThursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
28 Main Street, Lisbon (603) 838-2300
Featuring juried works by North Country artists from NH & Vermont, the ARTS Gallery provides marketing and a venue for artists to exhibit and sell their work. Artistic products include original paintings, drawings, prints, greeting & note cards, photography, fiber arts, wood, stained glass, candles, pottery, jewelry and handmade gifts.
The ARTS Gallery is a non-profit artisan cooperative operating under the umbrella of the Ammonoosuc Region Arts Council (www.lisbonartsgallery.com/arac). ARAC's mission is to bring cultural and arts events to the schools and community. To register for classes, or for more information, please contact Janus Balog at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Wanted - Local Artists
Think you are ready to sell your work? Intimidated by the big galleries?
Join the Lisbon ARTS Gallery - as a member you are involved in exhibiting and selling your work. For detailed responsibilities and to print a jury application form for membership, see our membership information web page at www.lisbonartsgallery.com/membership, or come by the Gallery. All artists are required to have their work juried prior to being accepted as members.
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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.
Wednesday, April 23, 7pm - Discover How Turkeys Got Their Name, Where They Sleep and Why They Gobble
Join the local chapter of the Audubon Society and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests staff member and wild life enthusiast Nigel Manley as he leads program participants through the discovery of the wild turkey, how it got its name and how it became domesticated. Manley will invite participants to touch turkey feathers and spurs, and to hear the noises that turkeys make while feeding, fighting and relaxing. Participants are invited to bring their favorite call and demonstrate it to the audience or to learn how to use a turkey call. This program is for everyone who is interested in these magnificent birds, be it for watching or hunting.
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.
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The Frost Place Museum Events & ReadingsThe Frost Place Museum
158 Ridge Road, Franconia (603) 823-5510
The Frost Place is a permanent home and museum for poets and poetry at Robert Frost's former homestead, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains.
The Frost Place honors the legacy of Robert Frost and encourages the creation and appreciation of poems, offering three poetry writing conferences (in the summer months) and two competitions. Upcoming programs include:
June 22-26 - Conference on Poetry and Teaching
June 26 & 27 - Teachers As Writers
July 13-19 - Conference on Poetry
August 3-9 - Poetry Seminar
See website for more details and application information.
Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & EventsFridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend to Halloween, 1-4pm (Or by special request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000
The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Recently acquired antique farm equipment is on display in the side yard. Work continues on a scale model of the Brooks and Whitney Bobbin Mill. The Brooks family exhibit will be displaying artifacts and items throughout the museum's 1800s farmhouse and outbuildings.
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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.
Do you need a comfortable area for your card group to meet? Do you host a lady's’ afternoon in your home but your living room is getting too crowded? The Senior Center has many afternoons that are open for drop-in style socializing. Call for details.
Do you have, or do you know someone who has, a special talent that you can bring to others? We are looking for people or groups who would like to give lessons in anything at all. Perhaps you know how to scrapbook or maybe you can make greeting cards. We have the space; we just need instructors.
Friday, April 25 - International Day: Thailand
Dick Alburini will be presenting a slide show of his trip to Thailand and the kitchen staff will be preparing a mouth watering ethnic meal to complete this program. Come travel with us to the other side of the world without leaving town.
Tuesday, April 29, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "Alice's Tulips" by Sandra Dallas
Friday, May 2, 10:30am - RSVP Knitters
Friday, May 2, 1pm - Workshop: Stress Reduction through Meditation, with Cindy Noyes
Please sign up at the front desk.
Tuesdays, May 6 & 20, 1pm - Line Dancing with Billye
Wednesdays, May 7 & 21, 1-2pm - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually). No Knitters Group in July or August
Thursday, May 8, 1pm - Jewelry Making Class
Local craftswoman Mary Pellitier. The class instruction is free but there is a fee to cover materials. Please sign up at the front desk. The class is limited to 15.
Thursday, May 15, 1pm - Workshop: An Alternative Path Through Grief
Tuesday, May 27, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub discusses "My Time" by Mary Higgins
Mondays, 1pm - Yoga (new members welcome)
Tuesdays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (beginners welcome)
Wednesdays, 11am - Piano Music by Charles
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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, March 3 & 17, 6-8pm - Women's Writing Group
Second & fourth Monday each month (usually - call to confirm)
Wednesday, March 19, 2:30-4pm - Health and Wellness Fair
Jackson Grammar School and the Memorial Hospital are collaboratively organizing a hands-on, interactive Health and Wellness fair for students and all members of the community. There will be a free raffle of two healthy gift baskets, and giveaways. For more information, please call (603) 662-6039. If you have a specific area of knowledge/interest and want to be involved in this event, please contact the JGS nurse, Jenny Hagerty, by email at email@example.com.
Returning Spring 2014: Friday, 6:30-9pm - Whitney Center Dance
Ballroom, Latin, Swing or whatever. Partners are not necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Bring CDs of your favorite kind of dance music to share if you like. Dress is casual or dressy. Admission is free. Light refreshments provided. Regularly scheduled Friday dance (call to confirm date).
Tuesdays, 5:30-6pm & 6-7pm and Fridays, 8:30-9:30am - Zumba
Taught by Dottie Aiello, a licensed instructor, also a Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. For more information, call (978) 790-3375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays, 4-5:30pm - Kripalu Yoga Classes
Classes are taught by Dixie Lea-Sunshine Yoga Community Alliance. For more information, call (603) 726-6955. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, or use one of the instructor’s.
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.
Volunteers Needed for Outreach Reading, Story Land and Character Breakfasts
If you would like to volunteer for any of the activities or events listed below or future events, please call or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to read or dress up as a Character, please call or contact Gina at email@example.com. Join us to read to the preschools or to dress up as Olivia or Pooh. www.believeinbooks.org/CharacterBreakfast.html
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.
Tuesday, April 22, 4pm-Close - Earth Day Flatbread Fundraiser
Help us raise funds to purchase a new Storybook Bus for our Outreach Reading Program. At Flatbread Co., North Conway.
Theater in the Wood
The Battle of the Bands for Books returns to the Theater in the Wood on Saturday, May 24 at 6pm. The event will feature bands that have been chosen from audition tapes and videos. They will perform and compete at the Theater in the Wood in front of a panel of local judges with a cash prize. To submit a band for consideration, visit www.bandsforbook.org, download an entry form and submit two audio files and a video link of your band performing. Bands will be chosen for the event from these submissions. There is no cost to enter. Entries are due by May 2. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation and its goal of purchasing a new Storybook Bus for its outreach programs.
Outreach Reading Program
We will be visiting preschools all over the North Country with the Cat in the Hat, encouraging children to read and giving the gift of a brand new book to each child. We could use a few volunteers to read and dress up as the Cat.
Thursday, May 15 - Whitefield
Friday, May 16 - Berlin
Monday, May 19 - Littleton
Tuesday, May 20 - Plymouth
Thursday, May 22 - Tamworth
Friday, May 30 - Campton
Monday, June 2 - North Conway & Bartlett)
Tuesday, June 3 - Conway
Wednesday, June 4 - Berlin
Friday, June 6 - Wolfeboro
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
Exhibit of the Month: Peter Abate & Friends "Season of Movement - Spring Photography"
April 21-26 - Friends of the Library April Book Sale
Monday, April 21, 10:15am - Morning Book Group discusses "The Girls of Atomic City" by Denise Kiernan
All are welcome to join this lively group for coffee and conversation. The Library's Morning Book Group meets on the third Monday of each month (usually). Stop by the Library to pick up a copy of the book to be discussed.
Monday, April 21, 4-6pm - Meeting of the Trustees of the Library. The public is invited.
Monday, April 21, 6:30pm - The Library continues a series of gardening programs. This week it’s Michelle Delucia, master gardener and owner/operator of Sunshine Daydream Farm and Landscaping. Bring your questions and a notebook. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, April 22, 4-5pm - Plant a Seed Party
To celebrate Earth Day, decorate 2 planters, plant pumpkin & sunflower seeds, and take them home. Snack and songs with Olga, too. Please sign up at the front desk or call the Library to register. Children 6 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult or older sibling.
Tuesday, April 29, 4-6pm - Meeting of the Mountain Storytellers Guild
Potluck refreshments. Tellers and listeners all welcome.
Tuesday, May 1, 6:30pm - Bhutan in Pictures, with Sue Rose
Refreshments served; free and open to the public.
Tuesday, May 6, 4:30pm - The White Mountain Writers group meets on the first Tuesday of each month. All genres and ages welcome, including visitors. Potluck refreshments; the Library provides beverages. Call with any questions.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, through May 22, 10:30am - Hop Along Spring Story Times
Older siblings and guests are always welcome. No registration necessary.
Tuesdays for 2-year-olds and Thursdays for 3 & 4-year-olds
Age appropriate stories, songs and action rhymes, with crafts on Thursdays
Wednesdays for Babies - Children under 2 enjoy simple books, songs and action rhymes.
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.
Arts Council of Tamworth is pulling up stakes at artstamworth.org and heading over to artconnectsus.org. The "new house" is a little untidy, but we look forward to inviting you in soon to see our new user-friendly arts event calendar page and more.
To warm us up for National Poetry Month in April, ACT is delighted to bring poet, mentor and scribe Verandah Porche to Tamworth as our spring Art Connects Us artist-in-residence. Community members of all ages will have several opportunities to play with words with Verandah, to learn from her, and to hear her poetry.
Friday, May 9, 7:30pm - Los Sugar Kings
Featuring original material, mostly written by Patino Vazquez, charismatic bon vivant and son of Cuban exiles, who along with funk-based session musician Daniel Abreu is as comfortable with the Cuban Son, ballads or all out blues. The amazing rhythm section of Ethiopian born Mikael Mersha and virtuoso drummer Benny Benson. The multicultural Latin band performs at The Barnstormers Theatre.
Sundays, through June 1, 1:30-3:30pm - Live From The Lyceum & Open Song Circle
Local folk artist series featuring a one-hour set from your favorite area singer/songwriters. Song circle opens up immediately after, so bring your instruments and dancing shoes to the Tamworth Lyceum at 85 Main Street (323-5120).
Arts Jubilee Summer Concert SeriesCranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
North Conway (603) 356-5543
High energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of entertainment from Celtic-Irish music to traditional brass band to the Blues, and music of the '80s and classics from Broadway. Concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of the north slope at Cranmore. Bring your own picnic blanket or lawn chairs; food and beverages available on the Deck or bring your own picnic supper. Headline concerts begin at approximately 7pm, with an early concert by area performers at 6pm. Admission is family friendly requesting a small charge to help defray expenses for the series. Convenient parking within steps of the concert area, and indoor restrooms.
Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo GalleryThursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050
Fine art landscape photography. Offering a large selection of unique, award-winning photographs of the White Mountains and surrounding region. Archival prints, matted or tastefully framed. Also on display and for sale at: White Mountain Artisans Gallery, North Conway; League of NH Craftsman, Littleton & Meredith; Zeb's General Store, North Conway; Flossie's General Store, Jackson Village.
Limited Edition Canvas Series
For the very first time, owner Dana Clemons, is releasing a Limited Edition Canvas Series, offering a maximum of 200 canvas productions of select images. These pieces will be available only at art shows. All images were created shooting slide film, then scanned, and printed. There are no color filters used, or color 'painted in', and only rarely a polarizing filter used.
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Jackson Historical Society Programs, Museum, Art GallerySaturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm, and by chance or appointment
Jackson Historical Society (located in old Town Hall)
23 Black Mountain Road (Route 16A), Jackson (603) 383-4060 or 383-9922
Museum of 19th Century White Mountain Art paintings, interesting artifacts, photographs, memorabilia and antique map collection depicting the life of Jackson residents and visitors. View an amazing 4 1/2 foot wide panorama photograph of Jackson. Free and open to the public. Be sure to visit the historical wayside signs along the west bank of the Wildcat River in Jackson.
Support the Society
The Historical Society has recently completed a multi-year restoration of Jackson's Town Hall. The downstairs now houses its exhibits, archives and office. The second floor has been renovated as a museum for the display of 19th century White Mountain art. There is still a shortfall between what was raised and what was spent. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to the Society in your year-end giving. Also visit the online store for great items that help support the Society.
The beautiful quilt made by the members of the Jackson Sewing Club as part of the celebrations for Jackson's bicentennial in the year 2000 has been moved from the Town Office to the Jackson Historical Society at the Old Town Hall, where it can now be seen and enjoyed by all.
River Arts Gallery is a cooperative of local artists who have the privilege of displaying their artwork an the Historical Society on the stage area on the first floor. The group hosts several shows/openings annually.
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
Currently on exhibit, paintings by Robert Casper
Fryeburg Academy's Palmina S. and Stephen F. Pace Galleries of Art are free and open to the public Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-1pm, or by special appointment.
Wednesday, April 16, 7pm - Fryeburg Academy & Kennett High School Annual Exchange Concert
Join the music students featured in the choirs and symphonic bands of both programs. A suggested donation is requested. All proceeds will benefit the music programs of both schools. Call (603) 356-4360 for more information.
Friday, April 18, 9:30am, 10:30am & 11:30am - Portland Symphony Orchestra KinderKonzerts
The PSO brass quintet takes you on a journey to explore the many places we hear music in our daily lives. Whether in a parade, on television, in a concert hall, or at a church, music plays many different roles. KinderKonzerts are a fun, interactive introduction to live orchestral music for children ages 3-7. Through demonstration, active listening, and narrative storytelling, audience members learn all about the families of instruments that make up an orchestra. Call or email the Box Office to make reservations.
Saturday, April 26, 1pm - The Met Opera Live Presents: Cosi Fan Tutte
Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. Lake Region Caterers will provide a café-style lunch at 12noon in the LHE/PAC lobby. For more information visit www.lakeregioncaterers.com. To reserve a meal call (207) 787-3327.
Upcoming Met Opera Live in HD Series:
May 10 - Rossini's La Cenerentola
Wednesday, May 7, 7pm - Fryeburg Academy Spring Concert
Tickets are general admission and are not available online, so please call the Box Office or email us if you would like to make reservations.
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Mount Washington Valley Band Concerts(603) 356-2096
The Mount Washington Valley Band is a traditional, New England community band, playing all types of music in the Valley for over 40 years. Alumni and new members are needed. Some loaner Instruments are available. Ages 12 & up - seniors and new members are welcome; call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays, July & August, 6:30-7:30pm - Outdoor Band Concerts
Presented at the gazebo, next to the North Conway Community Center in the Village
Jackson Art Studio & Gallery, Classes and ExhibitsSaturday & Sunday, 11am-4pm and by appointment or chance
155 Ridge Road (across the street from David Baker's Art Gallery on Route 16), Jackson (603) 387-3463
Jackson Art is a working art studio, with an attached gallery featuring the work of local Mt. Washington Valley artists/artisans. Working artists demonstrating every weekend. Art classes for all ages and abilities, taught by professional artists and artisans, include our new Sip and Paint classes, Drawing, Plein Air Painting, Art Camps, Culinary Camps, Fashion Illustration, Teen Open Studio, Jewelry, Photography and more. Please preregister for classes, which are frequently being added to the website.
The Gallery includes work by local talented artists and artisans, including Rebecca Klementovich (Abstract Painting), Valentina Kobilansky (Oil Painting), June McLeavey (Monotype & Mixed Media), Melanie Barash Levitt (Painting & Watercolor Monotype), Marnie Cobbs (Painting, Gouche & Books), Bert Weiss (Glass), Joe Klementovich (Photography), Karen Eisenberg (Jewelry), Lori Badger (Mosaics & Jewelry), Anne Garland (Oil Painting), Randy Radcliff (Woodcuts), Doug Brown (Stone Lamps), Leslie David (Scarves), Jessica Mixer (Jewelry), Cole Scott (Photography), Joelle Goff (Acrylics), Boyan Moscov (Pottery), Janis Pryor (Pastels), Nathan Macomber (Glass) and Linda Gray (Oils). New artists are being added frequently; all artwork is for sale.
Private Parties Available: Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Wedding Parties, Corporate Event... Our instructor will guide you step by step. It's easy, stress free & affordable. Supplies included in fee.
Make Fun Art, Not Fine Art! Sip and Paint Classes
Participants will spend an evening of creativity as they twist open their favorite bottle of wine (BYOB) and uncork their creativity. Or, come during the day, a great activity for kids or the whole family. Each date is structured around a specific painting; our instructor will guide you step by step in acrylics. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist.
Saturday, April 5, 6pm - Wine Bottle
Sunday, April 6, 1pm - Little Pink Dress
Wednesday, April 9, 6pm - Two Pears
Saturdays, April 12 & 26, 6pm - Tiger Lily
Sunday, April 13, 1pm - Mountain Abstraction
Tuesday, April 15, 6pm - Cherry Blossoms
Thursday, April 17, 6pm - Matisse Window
Wednesday, April 19, 6pm - Pink Tulip
Tuesday, April 22, 1pm - O'Keefe Poppies
Thursday, April 24, 6pm - Modern Sunflower
Sunday, April 27, 1pm - Water Lilies
Wednesday, April 30, 6pm - Vase of Flowers
After School Art Classes for Kids
Youth art scholarships available for those in need. Bartlett & Jackson students can take the bus right to the Studio. Pack a drink & snack.
Mondays, April 14 & 28, 3:45-5:15pm - Abstract Painting for Kids, with Joelle Goff
Using acrylic paint and a medium to thicken paint, students will create an abstract landscape. Students will work on their own unique design and build it up in layers. Instruction will be given in color, value and creating texture. If time allows, students will also work on an abstract still life painting. Please pack a drink & snack. Ages 8 and up
Saturday, May 3, 10am-4pm - Paint Big: Abstract, with Rebecca Klementovich
This workshop will be an exploration of how to paint large on a 18"x 24" canvas or larger. We will be working with the influences of Hans Hoffman's abstract painting "push and pull theory." Lots of attention will be given to color mixing and color relationship to create a dynamic painting. There will be plenty of support and encouragement because painting large takes a lot of courage.
White Birch Books EventsMonday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street, North Conway (603) 356-3200
Wednesday, April 23 - World Book Night
World Book Night (WBN) is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free, specially printed paperbacks to light or non-readers. Volunteer book givers help promote reading by going into communities and handing out free copies to those without means or access to printed books. With the organizational support of local bookstores and libraries, volunteers share the free books in locations such as hospitals, nursing homes, food pantries, underfunded schools and more. This is not a random giveaway, but a person-to-person, carefully planned outreach. www.worldbooknight.org
Saturday, April 26, 2pm - Local Veterans’ Contributions to History Celebrated
The valiant men from our Granite State who fought in World War II will never be forgotten. As WWII drew to an end, 38 New Hampshire servicemen remained in Europe, resting permanently at the sprawling 57-acre American military cemetery called Henri-Chapelle in Belgium. Author Aimee Fogg guarantees that their story will be remembered due to her touching and important book, "The Granite Men of Henri-Chapelle." Fogg, along with PVT Everett Wiggin’s daughter, Roberta Wiggins Webster of North Conway, will answer questions in an Author Meet & Greet.
Tuesday, April 29, 5pm - Knitting Circle & Author Talk
Both knitters and non-knitters alike find serenity in the clicking of needles, the fuzzy array of colors and textures and the artistry of creating something with their own hands. White Birch Books hosts author and editor Ann Hood, in conjunction with Close Knit Sisters and the Kearsarge Inn. Bring in your knitting or simply join a cozy circle with Hood, who will share how the power of knitting, stitch-by-stitch, can teach us to live in the moment and let go.
Saturday, May 3, 3pm - Quilting Circle & Author Talk
Author Marie Bostwick’s Cobbled Court Quilt series has gained a dedicated following among quilters, as well as those who’ve never threaded a needle and don’t plan to try. In the series, Bostwick draws on her lifelong love of quilting and themes of special relevance to modern women. White Birch Books hosts Bostwick for an Author Event featuring her latest book, "Apart at the Seams." Quilters are welcome to bring their latest project.
Tuesday, May 6, 12noon-2pm - Author Luncheon & Library Fundraiser
Discover the inspiration behind award-winning Maine author Julia Spencer-Fleming’s latest riveting book, "Through the Evil Days," at Black Cap Grille in North Conway, near LL Bean. Tickets are available in advance at the bookstore and North Conway Public Library; all ticket proceeds will benefit the Library. Spencer-Fleming will discuss her book, answer questions, and be available to sign books as well.
Thursday Night Book Group meets every fourth Thursday of the month and is open to any and all readers.
Jeanne Limmer Dance Classes and PerformancesJeanne Limmer Dance Center & The Branch at Eastern Slope Inn Plaza
Reporter Court Street (off Main Street), North Conway Village (603) 356-3422 or 356-6830
Classes for all ages and levels, preschool through adult, in the various styles and techniques of dance including: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Preschool Creative Movement, Pre-ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern, Movement Exploration, and AIE Studio Workshops.
Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3, 7:30pm - AXIS Dance Company NH, from the Jeanne Limmer Dance Center, presents "The Art Of Being"... an evening of dance. At Laura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg, ME. Call 356-3422 for tickets.
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
April 25 - Audrey Drake
May 2 - Vagabond Blue (Jill Ducsai & Carolyn Ramsay)
May 9 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
May 16 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
May 23 - Middle Ground (Cindy Duchin & Peter Heimlich)
June 13 - Starlight Honeys (Roger Sorlien, Katie O’Connell, Sam Tracy)
June 20 - Julia Velie
July 18 - Jonathan Sarty
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Advice To The Players
PO Box 14, North Sandwich, NH 03259
Advice to the Players Performances, Workshops & Events(603) 986-6253 (information)
Advice To The Players is a unique company of theater professionals, enthusiastic community members and energetic teens that presents Shakespeare performances and workshops in New Hampshire’s Lakes and Mountains Region. ATTP is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts.
Our Shakespeare presentations are in August during Sandwich Old Home Week, October during the Sandwich Fair, and in March. Venues include the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage, The Sandwich Town Hall and The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. Our December presentation of A Christmas Carol celebrates Victorian Christmas in Tamworth Village. During the school year we offer daytime performances and workshops for schools and student groups and in July we offer Shakespeare Camps for students of all ages.
March 7-23 - ATTP presents William Shakespeare's Richard III
Fridays & Saturdays, March 7, 8, 14 & 15, 7:30pm and Sundays, March 9 & 16, 2pm
Your Theatre at M&D Productions, North Conway
Friday & Saturday, March 21 & 22, 7:30pm and Sunday, March 23, 2pm
The Town Hall Theater, Sandwich
William Shakespeare's "Richard III" is the personal and autobiographical story of a consummate trickster brilliant enough to get away with it -- almost to the very end. Call for information and tickets; group rates available.
General information about events at PSU is available at http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu
PSU and Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & EventsMonday-Friday, 11am-5pm
Plymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869
Contact the Silver Center Box Office for tickets to all Silver Center events; use the specific PSU contact email for the particular PSU event for information and attendance at PSU events.
Plymouth State University courses & events:
PSU is offering several graduate-level courses, including an online course, leading to a Certificate in Historic Preservation. For more information and to register, call 535-2636 or visit www.plymouth.edu/graduate/academics/degrees/masters/med/heritage-studies/historic-preservation/
Silver Center for the Arts events:
Tickets for the 2013-14 season on sale now. Call or visit the box office for a greater choice of seats and fewer fees, or buy online. Gift certificates available.
Friday, April 18, 8pm - Silver Series: The Stiletto Brass Quintet
Named for their distinctive red footwear, these highly accomplished women have careers spanning the fields of orchestral, band and chamber music, performancing in such groups as Dallas Brass, PRISMA, Monarch Brass Quintet, the U.S. Marine Band and the Atlanta Symphony. The ensemble reflects timely changes in the music scene with repertoire consisting of popular styles to the avant-garde, written by the leading composers of our time. Free, at Smith Recital Hall
Friday, April 25, 8pm - Silver Series: Sandra Bernhard, SandyLand
Sandra Bernhard is an actor, comedienne, singer, and author who has been challenging fans and critics with unforgettable stage shows. Bernhard’s live performances are a thrilling hybrid of stand-up comedy and rock ‘n roll, a raucous mix of political satire, pop culture commentary and cabaret. “The experience is like hanging out with a hip and funny friend who never fails to lift you up with her outrageous freedom.” Los Angeles Times. Contains adult language and themes. www.sandrabernhard.com
Saturday, April 26, 11am - Piano Master Class
The public is invited to observe this master class conducted by Kirill Gliadkovsky for PSU students. Gliadkovsky is orchestral and choral conductor and a member of the faculty at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA. Free, at Smith Recital Hall
Sunday, April 27, 3pm - PSU Symphonic Band
The PSU Symphonic Band performs both classic works for concert band and works written for the wind ensemble. Pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky will join the Symphonic Band in a performance of George Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue." At Hanaway Theatre. Tickets at the Box Office.
Wednesday, April 30, 7pm - PSU Percussion Ensemble
The PSU Percussion Ensemble features an eclectic blend of music including original student arrangements, directed by Professor Tim Gilmore. At Hanaway Theatre. Tickets at the Box Office.
Thursday, May 1 - PSU Jazz Ensemble & Combo
Wednesday, May 7 - PSU Chamber Players
Friday & Saturday, May 9 & 10 - PSU Contemporary Dance Ensemble
Sunday, May 11 - Pemi Choral Society: The Glory of Creation
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.
Wednesday, April 2, 11am - Plymouth High Jazz Band performs in the dining room for a pre-lunch performance.
Wednesday, April 2, 1-2pm - Monthly Writers Club
First Wednesday each month (usually), with Roland Bixby
Thursday, April 10, 11am - David Shikes, humorist
Wednesday, April 16, 11am - Easter Egg Decoration & Coloring with Thornton 1st Graders
Wednesday, April 23, 11:30am - Baker Valley Band
Mondays, 9am-12noon - Wood Carving Class
Beginners are welcome. Bring your own tools or come by and see what it's all about.
Mondays, 9:30am - Tai Chi & Dao Yi, with Susan MacLeod
Tuesdays, 8am-12noon - Printmaker Collaborative
Everyone is welcome. Bring your own materials.
Wednesdays, 8:30am - Gentle Yoga, with Donna Sullivan & Christie Faella
Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists
Thursdays, 1pm - Memoir Workshop
Come join us for lots of fun and a great feeling of accomplishment. All are welcome.
Fridays, 9:30am - Country Line Dancing, with Joan Randlett
Come kick up your heels, have fun and exercise at the same time.
Sidore Lecture Series: Inequality MattersPlymouth State University, Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall
Main Street, Plymouth (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869
Thursday, March 27, 7pm - How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It
The gap between rich and poor is the widest it has been in a century, and our national conversation about how to address this challenge is polarized. Chuck Collins, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, will discuss the impact of inequality and the path toward an economy that works for everyone.
Wednesday, April 2, 7pm - The Promises and Perils of the New Biology
Thomas F. Lee, author and retired educator & biologist, will discuss the rich opportunities and ethical perils this topic presents. Lee has published and spoke widely on his research on plant tissue culture, cellular polarity, and airborne microorganisms. He has been a frequent contributor to the Encyclopedia Americana, authoring articles on genetic engineering and molecular biology.
All Sidore events are free and open to the public; advance reservations are recommended. Free tickets available at the Box Office. Each talk is followed by a reception with refreshments. For more information, contact Mark Fischler at 535-3143 or MJFischler@plymouth.edu.
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Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art ExhibitsMonday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm
69 Maple Street (Route 113N), Center Sandwich (603) 284-
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery exhibits art in all media by
leading contemporary artists. The Gallery shows an
eclectic collection of figurative and abstract work that
focuses on originality and innovation. Located in a large
barn built in 1825, the ample space provides an excellent
venue for two and three dimensional work. To learn more,
visit the website.
Galleria Giovanna Fine Art ExhibitsBy chance or appointment
313 River Road, Canaan (603) 523-7154
The chic farm house gallery celebrates new exhibition space, art school and design center. Works by regional under exhibited artists showing oils, sculpture, limited edition prints, photographs, mono types and drawings. Children's work will be shown in the Mud Room Gallery.
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Surroundings Art Gallery - New England ArtJanuary-May, By chance or appointment only
Open every day mid-June through Labor Day weekend;
open weekends Labor Day until just before Christmas;
12 Main Street, Center Sandwich (603) 284-6888
The Gallery specializes in original fine art in a variety of
mediums (oil, water color, pastels, acrylics, sculptures,
etc). You will also find folk art painted on chests, barrel
staves and other objects.
Surroundings offers art classes which will accommodate
the first timer as well as those who have some
experience in painting. Each class is tailored to the
interests of the students, but generally includes a
demonstration, discussion, practice time, and individual
feedback. You can be a beginner or experienced artist
for these classes. The techniques and instruction will
apply to all levels. The instructor can tailor the
discussion and help to any level of expertise. Supplies
are available on an a la carte basis. We will need a
minimum of 4 people at each class for it to be held. For
more information, visit the website.
Oldies But Goodies Sale
Paintings by selected artists that are a few years old but
have not found a home outside of the artist's studio.
They have been marked down 40% or more.
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Karl Drerup Art Gallery & Silver Center Exhibits & EventsKarl Drerup Art Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm (closed most PSU holidays)
Silver Center for the Arts Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-6pm (and during performances; closed most PSU
Plymouth State University, Plymouth (603) 535-2614
The Karl Drerup Gallery is located on the first floor of the Draper & Maynard Building at 17 High Street. A vibrant center of art, visual culture and new media.
Exhibitions range from traditional shows to contemporary trends. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. For Gallery and exhibition information, contact Cynthia Robinson at email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 22, 4-6pm - Opening Reception: Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Art and Graphic Design Exhibition
The BFA degrees in studio art and graphic design are intense, highly focused professional programs. Throughout the year, studio art majors delve into personal themes, motifs, and media to achieve a mature body of work, culminating in the selection of work featured in this threshold exhibit at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Graphic design majors create and define a fictitious company and spend the year producing a broad range oaf applications including logos, stationery, advertisements, posters, pamphlets, and publications. These materials are displayed in the Silver Center for the Arts atrium. BFA students in both programs are mentored by selected faculty members, although all faculty participate in critiques and individual dialog with the students throughout the experience. Exhibiting through May 15; Studio Art in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Graphic Design in the Silver Center for the Arts.
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Little Church Theater Celebrating its 10th SeasonThroughout summer
Little Church Theater and Art Gallery
40 Route 113, opposite the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness (603) 968-2250
Celebrating their tenth season, The Little Church Theater is committed to bringing unique theatrical and artistic events to the region. Located on the shores of Squam Lake, their season runs from May through September.
Sandwich Historical SocietyWinter hours (early October-late June): Open by appointment only (Staff available Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, but no tours).
Summer hours (late June-late September): The Museum and Gift Shop is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
(researchers welcome by appointment)
Elisha Marston House Museum and Gift Shop
4 Maple Street, Center Sandwich (603) 284-6269
The mission of the Sandwich Historical Society is to collect and preserve the material culture and historical record of the town of Sandwich, and to use these resources in service to the public through educational experiences and outreach to the community.
Artistic Roots Center Classes, Exhibits & Featured ArtistsDaily, 10am-6pm
Artistic Roots Cooperative Gallery and Education Center
73 Main Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2750
Artistic Roots brings the local community and artists together in a celebration of creativity, through workshops, classes, community events, gallery receptions, outreach and collaborative projects. The Gallery features only original, juried, locally-crafted works of art. Numerous classes available; check website for details. Preregistration is required for all classes, at least one week in advance; class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. Scholarships available. Visit the Gallery or call to register or request a brochure and registration form.
Art Parties at Artistic Roots
Celebrate your child's birthday with an art workshop designed from his/her wishes, ideas and themes. One-and-a-half hour party workshops are available on weekends year round. The instructor will work with you to personalize the experience to the greatest extent possible. Call for more info.
Exhibiting through May 31 - Visiting Artists
The five new artists include: Cameron Sinclair, oils and oil pastels; Paulette Brace, printmaker; Richard Wetterer, pottery; Phillip Parsons, lapidary; and Wayne King, photographer. The Visiting Artist Program is an invitational show which rotates every four months. The visiting artist’s work, as well as the work of the member artists, can be viewed and purchased during Gallery hours.
Thursdays, April 3-24, 1-3pm - Introduction to Oil Painting
This class with Carol Phenix is a brief hands-on, get your feet wet into to oil painting for those wishing to try this traditional – and forgiving - medium. We will complete a simple Still Life using the classic technique of painting in layers. Minimum 3 students, maximum 8
Monday, April 14, 5-7pm - Open Beading Table
Bring your projects and your problems to share. Suzan Gannett and Lynn Haust will provide support and teach you so simple techniques to make your beading projects perfect. Refreshments will be served. Free
Wednesdays, April 16-May 7: 4 pm to 6 pm - Primitive Rug Hooking, with Cathy Dupuis
Learn how hook a rug while learning about color and design planning and techniques to make a finished product. You can bring a project that you wish to work on and learn or kits will be available for minimum cost. Class size: 4 min/8 max.
Monday & Wednesday, April 21 & 23, 5-7pm - Kiln-Fired Glass Pendants: Dichroic Glass Pendants
This fast-paced class with Lynn Haust will give you a chance to explore kiln fired glass and many of the techniques that make melting glass so exciting. Create several kiln-fired pendants, working with clear and black dichroic glass. In the first class we will be cutting the glass and then fusing the glass into one large block. In the second class you will be cutting and shaping the glass into the final shapes. You will learn several techniques of glass cutting including cold working, to shape the glass pendants. The glass will then be fired a second time to fire polish your glass pendants. Class size: 4 min/8 max. Ages: 15+
Thursday, April 24, 5-7pm - Russian Spiral Bracelet, with Suzan Gannett
This is a stitch that is used to create beautiful bracelets. The design varies with the beads that you use. Bring your own materials or purchase a kit. Class size: 3 min/6 max.
Sundays, 2-4pm - Open Knitting Table
Bring a knitting project to work on. Polly Bartlett will be available to offer her expert advice. Free
Eagle Pond Authors' Series at Plymouth State UniversityPlymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Main Street, Plymouth (603) 535-ARTS
Named for the ancestral home that has inspired much of his work, this series honors Donald Hall and brings to campus some of the most widely read and revered authors to the PSU campus.
Thursday, April 17, 7pm - Richard Blanco
Richard Blanco read his poem One Today at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration making him the youngest, first Latino and first openly gay person to serve as an honorary participant in the official ceremony. His acclaimed first book, "City of a Hundred Fires," explores the yearnings and negotiation of cultural identity as a Cuban-American. A builder of cities and poems, Blanco is also a professional civil engineer currently living in Maine.
All readings are free and are followed by a reception and book signing at Smith Recital Hall. Advance tickets are not necessary but recommended to ensure admission. Information about the Eagle Pond Authors' Series is available from series director Diane Jeffrey.
The Blair Bridge is presently closed for repairs, seek an alternative route.
For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Judy Landry at (603) 726-3081
Campton Historical Society Programs and EventsThursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 Route 175, Campton (603)-536-5140
The building (1 mile north of Blair Bridge Road, Exit 27 off I-93) is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public. Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December.
Monday, April 21, 7pm - Colonial Music
If we were living in northern New England 150 years ago, what music might we have sung? Or played? Or just plain heard? How about 250 years ago, in the mid 1700s? Did you know that the first book printed in the colonies was used for singing? Dr. Robert Swift's presentation is drawn from his lecture on early American music given in the Exploring Music class at Plymouth State University. Recordings and live performance (with assistance by Margot W. Swift at the piano) will be included. Bring your vocal cords. Refreshments will be served.
Corner House Inn Storytelling Dinners22 Main Street (junction Routes 109 & 113), Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
Thursdays, 6:30pm - Storytelling Dinners are held from late October through May. Storytelling begins after dessert and coffee are served.
April 24 - Ellen Secci
Ellen will share with the Corner House Inn audience stories from the Zen tradition originally crafted in a format of one story frame with many stories that are connected to the larger story… think of Russian nesting dolls as an image of how this performance will unfold. The journey of these stories invites the listeners to understand, in a deeper way, the quality of their lives as revealed by the characters she brings to life.
Pease Public Library Programs & EventsMonday-Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm
1 Russell Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2616 or 536-2369
Mondays, April 21 and May 12, 7pm - Community Knitters
All ages and levels of expertise are welcome. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (usually, call to confirm). Contact: Nancy Conklin, (603) 707-6024
Monday, April 28, 3:30-5pm - Lego Spectacular! (ages 5+)
Come play and build with Legos. Last Monday of the month (usually)
Tuesday, April 29, 3:30-4:15pm - Bookworms Junior Book Club
For grades K-2. Meetings held the last Tuesday of the month. Please sign up in advance. Book copies for loan at the Library for the participants to check out a month before the book club takes place.
Tuesday, April 29, 4:30-5:15pm - Hooked on Books Junior Book Club
For grades 3-4. Meetings held the last Tuesday of the month. Please sign up in advance. Book copies for loan at the Library for the participants to check out a month before the book club takes place.
Wednesday, April 30, 3:30-4:30pm - Page Turners Junior Book Club
For grades 5-6. Meetings held the last Wednesday of the month. Please sign up in advance. Book copies for loan at the Library for the participants to check out a month before the book club takes place.
Wednesday, April 30, 4pm - Tour the exhibit "To the Extremes: The Geology of Adventure in the White Mountains"
Meet at the Museum of the White Mountains at 34 Highland Street
Thursday, May 1, 11am-1pm - Family Movie
Thursday, May 1, 5:30-7:30pm - Teen Night: Wii and Duct Tape Crafts
Please bring snacks to share, wii games and nunchucks. 6th grade and up. (**This is a change from what the school newsletter says in terms of date.)
Friday, May 2, 1-3pm & 3:30-5pm - Drop in Crafts
Saturday, May 3, 10am-1pm - Free Comic Book Day
Visit the Library to receive a free comic. There will also be drop in crafts available.
Saturday, May 10, 11am-1pm - Mother's Day Tea
Wear your fanciest dress, suit or hat. Tea, other beverages, sweets and tea sandwiches will be served. Please sign up at the front desk (so we know how much food to have). Mothers, sons, daughters, aunts, grandmothers, etc. welcome. Ages 3 and up, please.
Thursday, May 15, 4-6pm - Pushing the Limits Book Discussion
Held the third Thursday of each month, February-May. Sign up at the Library.
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 & Fridays, 10:15am - Storytime for Toddlers (ages 0-3)
Tuesdays, 1:30pm & Wednesdays, 11am - Storytime for Preschool (ages 3-6)
Thursdays, 10:15am - Music with Miss Becky (ages 0-6)
Kids sing, dance, read books, make crafts and have fun. Signups will be at the front desk; registration is required, but weekly attendance not required. We do ask that you hold a Pease Public Library Card.
Tuesdays, 6-8pm - Plymouth Area Chess Club
Online resources - Mango Languages can be accessed from your home computer for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Please contact the Library for details.
Passes available to numerous museums & centers, including Canterbury Shaker Village, Museum of NH History, Polar Caves, Shepherd-McAuliffe Discovery Center, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and Currier Art Museum, among others.
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PO Box 705
Plymouth, NH 03264
NH Master Chorale Beer and Wine Tasting FundraiserSaturday, April 26, 6-9pm
The Common Man Inn
231 Main Street, Plymouth (855) 642-4672 (information)
Enjoy fabulous food, drink and lively dance music, designed to throw off any residual winter hangover. Marvelous munchies, movin' groovin' music, and absolutely A+ auctions (both silent and live) of hugely fantastic items. Entertainment by the fabulous "Mixed Nutz", an eclectic 11-piece band, combines up-beat percussive rhythms and vocals.
Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State UniversityTuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Wednesdays, 10am-7pm; Saturday & Sunday 12noon-5pm (closed PSU holidays & closings)
Plymouth State University
34 Highland Street, Plymouth (603) 535-3210
The Museum of the White Mountains preserves and promotes the history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provide unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving students, researchers and the public. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours. Please call Libby Griffiths or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss and schedule group visits.
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Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & EventsBristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395
Tuesdays, 9:30am - Craft Group
Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & EventsChurch Street, Canaan (603) 523-4333
Monday-Friday, 8:30am - Coffee/Tea Social Group
Mondays, 9:45am - Knitting & Crocheting Group
Mondays, 9:45am - Gentle Style Yoga
Thursdays, 10am - Golden Ball Tai Chi
Upper Valley Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon (603) 448-4213
Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing
Thursdays, 9am - Crafts & Quilting
Fridays, 3:30pm - Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners, or others needing modification in their exercise routine, including chair-based options. It includes a medley of dance styles, including merenque, cha-cha, cumbia, belly dance, rumba, tango and salsa.
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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.|