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August 25 - September 08
|COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)|
Errol Heritage Commission Historical DisplayMonday, 9-11am; Tuesday, 5-7:30pm; Thursday 8:30-11am
Errol Town Hall (first floor)
33 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3884 (Deb Freedman)
The public is invited to enjoy an old photo display, a peek into the rich historic past of the area.
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.
Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents...Great North Woods Committee for the Arts
Various locations, including Tillotson Center at 14 Carriage Lane (next to the post office, Route 26) in Colebrook
(603) 246-8998 or (603) 237-9302
Presenting the communities of the Great North Woods with opportunities to experience the musical, cultural and performing arts.
Advance tickets are available at Fiddleheads (110 Main Street in Colebrook), as well as at the door on the night of the concert. Funds raised by concerts help the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts (GNWCA) continue its ongoing mission of bringing the arts to the Great North Woods. For more information on the GNWCA, as well as a schedule of upcoming concerts, visit the website or contact Charlie Jordan at 246-8998 or 237-9302.
Sunday, August 28, 7pm - Concert: Ken & Brad Kolodner with Rachel Eddy
Ken and Brad Kolodner weave a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, dueling banjos and triple fiddles, gourd banjo, the exotic hammered mbira, banjola, guitar and vocals pushing the boundaries of the old-time tradition into uncharted territory. Rounding out the trio is multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Rachel Eddy (The Early Mays) one of the world’s premier old-time musicians and a former member of Uncle Earl. Combined, they perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music with a creative curiosity. Presented by GNWCA at the Tillotson Center
Monday, September 12, 7pm - GNWCA at the Country Club Concert Series: Weathervane Theatre’s Cabaret
A quartet of professional performers serve up a night of Broadway Showtunes. Tickets available at Fiddleheads in Colebrook, or at the door.
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsSelect venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-9302
The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is a "grass-roots" organization consisting of visual artists and artisans from the Great North Woods region. The mission of the group is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Southeastern Quebec. Members are able to participate in exhibits, receive reimbursement for conducting workshops, and be involved with other art-related activities sponsored by CRAG. Artists and artisans (photographers, quilters, wood carvers, basket makers, jewelers, etc.) wanting to exhibit should visit the website or call (802) 266-3687. Various workshops offered - check website or call for details.
Artists of the month exhibiting, featuring Steve Bissonnette's abstract paintings at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), JoAnn Boydston at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Pat Klinefelter is exhibiting at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. CRAG members Rachel O'Meara, Jane Baribeau, Michele Daniels, Linda Tase, Barbara Nedd and Francine Bigney are exhibiting their works of art the Interpretive Center in the NH Welcome Center just north of Colebrook. Additionally, CRAG members display at the CRAG Gallery at Fiddleheads in Colebrook. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or email@example.com; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.
Friday evenings, July & August - Stratford Art Show
At North Stratford at the Old Train Station, open to the public. http://connecticutriverartisans.com/stratford-art-show/
Friday, August 26, 2pm - Exhibit: Colebrook Moose Festival at the Tillotson Center
Sunday, August 27, 9am - Art in the Park at Canaan Moose Festival
Through October 10 - Starving Artists Silent Auction at Fiddleheads
Contact Fiddleheads at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-237-9302
Select Thursdays, 6pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.
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Tillotson Center for the ArtsClosed Mondays
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1:30-3:30pm
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook (603) 237-8576
The Tillotson Center is the North Country’s premier venue for community heritage, visual and performing arts. It features a heritage museum, a 171-seat theater, and an art gallery where local artists can display and offer their works for sale. The building originally was the Carriage Barn for The Balsams Hotel stagecoach. After that, it became the hall for the Colebrook Grange. Today the Center is a state-of-the-arts facility for concerts, plays, movies, dances and community events. The Center is also available for weddings, family reunions, meetings and other rentals.
Friday, August 26 through October 7 - Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) Exhibit in the Gallery
Sunday, August 28, 7pm - Concert: Ken & Brad Kolodner with Rachel Eddy
Presented by GNWCA
Saturday, September 3, 2pm - Family-Friendly Movie: The Jungle Book
|GORHAM & BERLIN AREA|
Visit www.randolphfoundationnh.org/publications.php for more event listings
Randolph Public Library EventsMonday & Wednesday, 3-8pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-12noon
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408
Friday, August 26, 1:30pm - The Summer Reading Group Book Discussions
Brains Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity, by Norman Doidge, MD
Copies of the book are available at the Library, or prepare for the discussion by watching a 52-minute
video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFCOm1P_cQQ. FMI, contact Renee Dunham, 466-2105
Friday, August 26, 3pm - Storywalk
Friday, August 26, 6:30pm - Lecture: Carl Lindblade (Town Hall)
21 days after D-Day, 71 nations gathered at the Mt. Washington Hotel to devise an international monetary system for a post world-war world - a system which guides our world banking system today. This lively talk includes some other goings on at the hotel as well. Carl Lindblade is Affiliate Professor at UNH in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and has been a hotelier for three decades.
Wednesday, August 31, 6pm - What's Up, Doc? Documentary Film Series: Keep On Keepin' On
The story of 93 year-old jazz legend Clark Terry and 23 year-old piano prodigy Justin Kauflin facing the toughest
challenges of their lives – together.
Library will supply the popcorn. Continuing though October, on the last Wednesday of each month
All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.
Family Resource Center HappeningsMain Street, Gorham (603) 466-5190
The Family Resource Center’s mission statement: To build healthier families and stronger communities through positive relationships, programs, and collaborations in the North Country reflects the agency’s intensive focus on children, and families as well as investments in collaboration. The FRC’s programs serve all age groups, from infants to seniors as well as individuals with disabilities, veterans and at risk women. Serving all of Coos County, Northern Grafton County and Northern Carroll County.
After-school programs offered - visit www.family-resource-center.org/frcyouth.html for details.
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 contains the restored office and treatment center of Dr. Irving Moffett, who practiced in the Moffett House from 1949 until his death in 1993. BCCHS also owns and is in the process of restoring the Brown Company Barns on East Side River Road in Berlin. These two historic barns were last used by the Brown Company as a location for their work horses to take short periods of rest. These barns are the last of what remains of Brown Company Logging.
Reading Room is available for perusing through high school yearbooks or doing research in the many "Brown Bulletins", city reports, antique ledgers and various historical documents. Genealogy research available; the Center contains the largest library of genealogical material North of Manchester. Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"
Saturdays, September 10, October 1 - BCCS Barn Sales (at Brown Company Barns)
Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham NotchSaturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2721
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
Mountains of Stars: Join our Astronomy Interns for Solar and Stellar Observing daily in July & August if the sky is clear. Solar observations in the courtyard during the day and stellar observations behind the Joe Dodge Lodge after dark.
Wednesday, August 24 - Wednesday Night with A Ranger: Migrating Monarchs, with Paul Motts
Thursday, August 25 - Nature Documentary: Meet the Coywolf
Fridays, through August 26 - Friday Flicks!
Saturday, August 27 - Mount Washington: Strange, Dangerous and Downright Goofy Adventures, with Christine Woodside
Sunday, August 28 - Documentary: Alone in the Wilderness
Mondays, through August 29 - Endless Winter Video Series
Tuesday, August 30 and Thursday, August 18 - Family Friendly Film: Over the Hedge
Wednesday, August 31 - Wednesday Night with A Ranger: "We Can Take It" - The Civilian Conservation Corps in the White Mountains, with David Govatski
Programs are free & open to the public (not including meals). Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change. All evening programs are free and open to the public.
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106 Prospect Street, Berlin, NH 03570
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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 free of charge, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.
Friday-Sunday, September 2-4 - Big Moose Bach Fest VII
Friday, September 2 - Ferre-Lang family Bach concert at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2 High Street, Berlin. Donations accepted
Saturday, September 3 - Harpsichordist Christa Rakich playing the Goldberg Variations at Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham. Donations accepted
Sunday, September 4 - Choral Concert: Christa Rakich, organist, directed by Susan Ferré
Medallion Opera House at Gorham Town Hall, 20 Park Street, Gorham. Donations accepted
St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural HeritageSt. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-12noon & 1-4:30pm and Friday, 9am-12noon
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1028
Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets available in advance (at the Center's office or online) or at the door the night of the performance. St. Kieran’s will hold reserved seating for our membership and loyalty card holders until 1:50pm, at which time space will be opened. General seating is on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited, by fire code, to about 250 audience members. Loyalty cards available.
Season Memberships are currently available. Season members enjoy free admission to over twenty exciting and diverse performances. Membership benefits also include advance mailings and personal invitations to special events including the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, the Francofest celebration, Swing for the Arts Golf Tournament, Art Exhibition Openings, receptions, and advance Nutcracker Ballet ticket reservations. As always, Nutcracker Ballet tickets are included in the membership package.
Permanent Exhibition: Scrapbook celebrating the history & story of St. Kieran Center for the Arts
Art exhibits are open for viewing during regular business hours, an hour before all performing arts programs, and by special arrangement. There is no admission fee but donations to support the exhibit series are most welcome and greatly appreciated.
Please join St. Kieran’s for these upcoming events:
Friday, September 16, 4pm & Saturday, September 17, 10am – North Country Quilt Show
Come and view the beautiful work of the Berlin Quilters Guild. Tickets available at the door
Saturday, September 24, 7pm – Miss Heather’s Dance Company
Programming at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts is made possible by the support of community corporate sponsors, the NH State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, The Wyman Family Fund and The Doris Benz Trust.
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Events at Gorham's Medallion Opera House & Town HappeningsGorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322 x3
Thursday, August 25, 7pm - Ken & Brad Kolodner, with Rachel Eddy
The dynamic father-son team Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo and fiddles, pushing the boundaries of the Old-Time tradition into uncharted territory. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players in North America, Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the claw-hammer banjo world. Rounding out the trio is multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Rachel Eddy, one of the world’s premier Old-Time musicians and a former member of Uncle Earl. Together, they perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music. Discounted advance tickets available at Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Café and online at www.medallionoperahouse.org; full price tickets at the door.
Wednesday, August 31, 7pm - Cantrip
Cantrip is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in their musical arrangements, likewise the compelling potency of their musicianship. As a trio, the band has tightened its arrangements while expanding its influence. New inspirations began creeping into the sound, complementing the traditional foundation of the band. The enhanced sound has been catching the ear of listeners and concert goers all over again.
Friday, September 30, 7:30pm - Juston McKinney, Comedian
Juston has appeared on a half dozen Comedy Central specials, including a half-hour Comedy Central Presents feature and, most recently, his special Juston McKinney: A Middle Class Hole, which was released by Warner Bros. on CD and DVD. Juston has appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, and he was chosen to be a part of Comedy Central’s Blue Collar Comedy Next Generation Tour with Bill Engval, airing on TBS. Juston has also hosted his own radio program, Live from the Woods with Juston McKinney.
Friday, October 14, 7:30pm - Peter Griggs, Guitarist
"The Guitar In America" concentrates on the unique styles of American guitar music (both acoustic and electric), including traditional country dance music, finger-picking, ragtime, popular songs, blues, jazz standards and originals. Several vocal numbers are included by songwriters and composers such as Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt and Duke Ellington.
Performance tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Gorham Town Hall and online at the website, or at the door (unless otherwise noted). Medallion Opera House is handicapped accessible.
|HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)|
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. Serving the Towns of Haverhill, Woodsville, Pike, Monroe, Bath, Benton, Piermont and Landaff. Call Deb or JoAnne for more details. Call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center. Gift certificates available.
For all arts/crafts classes, samples are displayed in the Showcase, preregistration is required and class size is limited. Crafters are encouraged to please bring standard craft tools to class, such as scissors, glue, glue gun, paint brushes, etc.
August Classes with Eileen
Samples in the Showcase ~ preregistration required ~ class size is limited
Monday, August 8, 1pm - Crafts 1: Christmas Crafts
Friday, August 12, 1pm - Ceramics 1
Monday, August 15, 1pm - Decorative Arts 2: Painted Boxes
Thursday, August 18, 1pm - Crafts 2: Butterfly Art
Monday, August 22, 1pm - Paper Crafts 2: Quilled Earrings
Tuesday, August 23, 1pm - Jewelry 1: Earrings
Thursday, August 25, 1pm - Ceramics 2
Tuesday, August 30, 1pm - Jewelry 2: Beaded Bracelets
Thursday, August 11, 9:30am - Floral Arranging, with Jane
Thursday, August 18, 9:30am - Card Making, with Jeannie
Saturday, October 29 - HMSC’s 3rd Annual Craft Fair
Vendor spaces are available now. Contact Michelle for more information
Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music
Mondays, 12:30pm - Designers' Place: Hearts & Hands Quilters
Mondays, 1pm - Tech Time with Paul
Paul Anderson is available to help with computer or photography questions. Call to schedule a time or just drop in and see him.
Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group
Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb
Thursdays, resuming in September, 12:45pm - Line Dancing
Monroe Consolidated School Events77 Woodsville Road
Monroe (603) 638-2800
Orford Senior CenterCongregational Church
Dartmouth College Highway, Orford (603) 353-9107
You never know what might be happening at the Orford Senior Center, but you can be assured that the Tuesday lunch will be delicious and most likely there will be a neat program as well. It may be the local elementary school jazz band, a reading by an author or a talk by a local celebrity.
Tuesdays, 11:30am - Live Music
|LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA|
Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer ProgramsWednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm (through October 10) Also open Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
200 Weeks State Park Road (off Route 3), Lancaster (603) 788-4004
Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, John Wingate Weeks Historic Site's house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at 4pm.
Thursday, August 25, 6pm - Points North performs at Annual Meeting of Membership
Points North is a group of musicians from the corners of the North Country who play acoustic instruments in the Celtic, Franco-American and Appalachian traditions. Musicians are: Paul Cormier on fiddle & accordion; Hildy Danforth on hammered dulcimer & recorders; Tom Meredith on banjo, guitar & fiddle; Rachel O'Meara on flute & penny whistle; and David Van Houten on cittern & guitar. Please join us in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge at 6pm for hors d'oeuvres celebrating the 2016 programs. The evening program at 7pm will follow a brief Association Meeting, which the public is welcomed to attend.
Sunday, September 11, 1pm - Autumn Wildflower Walk, with Matt Peters
Discover the wildflowers and other signs of nature in the Park with the aid of naturalist, Matt Peters. an independent ecologist & botanist with field experience in diverse North American landscapes, from Alaska and the Great Plains to the forests of the northeast, Focusing on botanical and natural resource inventory, mapping and management in northern New England, Peters leads workshops on foraging, edible wild plants and plant identification. Meet at base parking lot. Bring raingear (just in case) and suitable clothing and footwear for an easy walk in the Park. Persons with special needs should call 788-4961 in advance; we will be glad to make suitable arrangements.
All programs held on Thursdays at 7pm (unless otherwise noted), in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.
Whitefield Historical Society MuseumThursdays, May-September, 2-4pm, and by appointment
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Laconia Savings Bank
22 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-2466
Features displays on various facets of life in Whitefield over the years. There is a wealth of information, along with thousands of photos, documents and other artifacts. Be sure to ask about membership in the Whitefield Historical Society -- your efforts can help preserve the heritage for future generations. Ongoing exhibits are also on display on the first floor of the Mountain View Grand year 'round and are updated periodically.
Jefferson Historical Society Museum & ProgramsSunday & Thursday, June-October, 1-5pm, and by appointment
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372
Housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course, the eclectic collection of artifacts reflects the town’s rural history. Exhibits include the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Landslide, the Waumbek Hotel, old tools, photographs and memorabilia.
PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584
The Colonel Town Players of LancasterLancaster Town Hall
25 Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788-4827
Since starting in the early 1970s, the Colonel Town Players have continuously produced shows, usually with a Fall musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional reviews and cabarets.
October 28-30 - POE! An Evening of Chilling Tales
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.
Saturdays & Sundays, 11am - Notch Talk
|LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)|
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Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities ScheduleSaturdays, 11am-4pm
Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 37 Village Road, Town Square
Curious George Cottage, 7 Noon Peak Road (next to WV Elementary School)
Waterville Valley (603) 236-3308
The Margret and H.A. Rey Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys' spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding of and participation in art, science, and nature through programs for youth, adults and families. Activities are a mixture of art and science, the physical and intellectual, young and old, and ever-present curiosity: the foundation for a multi-generational center for learning and exploration. Check website for a full listing of happenings, including snowshoe hikes, full-moon ski trips and numerous hikes. There is no admission fee; donations gratefully accepted. Please preregister for events. Rey Center has numerous volunteer needs & opportunities - anyone who can lend a hand, can call or stop by the Rey Center.
Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Saturdays, June 4-September 13 - Volunteer with Welch Ledge Steward to help educate hikers on the importance of protecting the fragile plant outcrops located on the ledges. Training provided. Please be able to commit to at least 2 weekends.
Alternate Wednesdays, June-September - Be a citizen scientist and help out with our Water Watchers program. Take water quality measurements at different locations in Waterville Valley. Training provided. Please be able to commit to at least 2 sampling sessions.
June -September - Come help out at the Curious George Cottage by leading a story time or craft time. Day and times vary.
Thursdays & Fridays (through September 2) and Saturdays, 10:30am - Curious George Cottage Open Hours
Immerse yourself in all things Curious George. Relax on a bean-bag chair, read your favorite Curious George stories, see original art work by the Reys, explore the Curious George Nature Trail and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Fridays (through August 26) & Saturdays, 11am - Curious George Story Time
Pull up a bean-bag chair at the Rey Center to hear stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious George series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Saturdays, through October 29, 11:30am – Reading to Rocket!
Does your child like to read out loud or maybe need a little practice? Come to Curious George Cottage during our regularly scheduled story time and let you child have fun reading to resident therapy dog, Rocket.
Saturdays, through September 24, 1pm - Curious Crafts
There's always something fun to make and take home. Always free and open to children of any age.
Saturday, September 3, 8:30pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
The Reys chose Waterville Valley as their summer home because they loved the dark night sky. Join us for monthly stargazing nights at the H.A. Rey Observatory at the Curious George Cottage to observe the stars just like H.A. Rey used to do. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be your guide. "The Stars" and "Find the Constellations", two books about astronomy written by H.A. Rey, will be available to purchase. Bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. Donations are welcome.
Saturdays, 4:30pm - Literary Discussion Group
Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Reading list at www.thereycenter.org/literary-discussion-group.html. For adults
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PO Box 1060 Lincoln, NH 03251
NCCA's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse & Children's TheatreJean's Playhouse
34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 745-2141
The North Country Center for the Arts presents professional Broadway musical shows, presented in alternating repertory, and IMPACT (Imagination and Music, Professional Artistry in Children's Theatre). Jean’s Playhouse also offers a limited year-round guest artist series of magicians, comedians and musicians.
On sale now, NCCA Gift Certificates are valid for any NCCA Productions, including Mainstage shows by the professional, award-winning Papermill Theatre company, community theatre shows by the Playhouse Players, and concert series shows that bring in musical guest artists from around the country. Gift Certificates may be ordered at the Jean's Playhouse Box Office (open Tuesday-Sunday, 3-6pm), over the phone, or online.
New Hampshire Resident Discounts - With a valid NH drivers license, full time New Hampshire residents are eligible to purchase half price tickets to all Friday night productions of mainstage shows this season.
Exhibiting through August - The Art of Nature
An exhibit of fine watercolors by Jeanette Fournier, beautifully detailed paintings of animals and birds in their natural surroundings. Free and open to all
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10am - IMPACT Children’s Theatre
Operated by Jean’s Playhouse to produce and tour eight original 45-minute musicals around New Hampshire every summer, IMPACT Children’s Theatre presentations are based on folk and fairy tales from many cultures and adapted for today’s audiences of all ages with a taste of pop culture references and tongue-in-cheek humor thrown in for older children and parents in the audience. Also presenting in Lancaster, Plymouth, Intervale, Plainfield, Concord and Claremont - check http://jeans-playhouse.com/for-kids/impact-childrens-theatre/ for statewide location schedule. IMPACT is still looking for community sponsors to help underwrite this amazing program. Contact Christa Hollingsworth at 745-6032 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming part of the team that brings this free arts program to life.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturdays, August 25-September 10, 7:30pm; Wednesday, August 31, 2pm; Wednesday, September 7, 12noon - Altar Boyz
A foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christian, all-male singing and dancing quintet on the last night of their national "Raise the Praise" tour.
During their farewell performance, the members of the band attempt to decrease, if not completely abolish, the number of burdened souls in the venue by the close of the show. Like many boy bands before them, each member experiences their own personal highlights and struggles and throughout their tumultuous performance, we begin to see their own burdens sneak through the seams of their superficial foundation.
Sunday, September 4, 7:30pm - Labor Day Weekend Comedy
Boston Stand-up Comedy returns to Jean’s Playhouse, this time with headliner Thomas Hayes, a Boston comedy veteran, Showtime’s funniest comedian, magician, storyteller and motivational speaker. Featured comedian Mike Koutrobis and host Greg Boggis
Upcoming Mainstage Performances:
September 22-October 1 - Steel Magnolias
October 6-15 - On Golden Pond
Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & LecturesWednesday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 5-7pm (also by appointment)
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159 (Carol Riley)
The Museum features memorabilia from the J.E Henry era, early resort hotels, sawmills, Logging photos and equipment, local schools, yearbooks, Tourist attraction, and so much more. The Museum is a former church that was built by J.E. Henry in 1909. We also now have a "satellite" museum. The owners of the Village Shops in Lincoln (the old mill site) have given us a store front in the complex and we have numerous photos and early maps on display.
The Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society has produced a beautiful cookbook, “A Taste of History,” in commemoration of Lincoln and Woodstock's 250th anniversaries, on sale at the Lincoln Public Library or by mail. These keepsake items will feed your stomach and your hearts with many heritage recipes, some dating back to 1909, as well as current day recipes from local residents. Each category is highlighted with vintage pictures of some of the area’s historic eating establishments. All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the museum building renovation project.
Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public LibraryMonday-Friday, 10am-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159
The Library has museum passes available for check out: Fairbanks Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Squam Lake Science Center, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum and Wright Museum. The Library is selling Lincoln afghans, available only at the Lincoln Public Library. The afghans feature scenes of historic Lincoln, are 50" x 60", made in the USA, and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out.
Wednesday, August 31, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Free, on the last Wednesday of each month. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire about the film showing.
Thursday, September 8, 7pm - Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit
Anyone who ever posted a Gone Fishin' sign on the door during business hours will appreciate this native fisherman's glimpse into the habits, rituals and lore of some of the more colorful members of the not-so-exclusive "Liars' Club." Hal Lyons shares tales, secrets, folklore and history of fishing in New Hampshire's big lakes - especially Lake Winnipesaukee, which translates into "Smile of the Great Spirit." A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public.
Friday, September 16, 6pm - Cookbook Club
This is a fun way to show off your cooking skills, and eat some great food. Stop by the Library select a recipe out of the chosen cookbook, and bring the finished product to the event. We provide utensils, cups and plates.
Wednesday, September 21, 2pm - Murder around the World Book Club
Join Emily as the book group travels around the world solving murders through books. Free and open to all. Stop at the Library to pick up this month's book.
Wednesdays, 2pm - Spanish Language Study Group
Thursdays, 3pm - Italian/French Language Study Group
Fridays, 10am - Story time with Miss Emily
Join us for a fun hour of stories, songs and crafts. Please call the Library to sign up. Open to all children, parents are expected to remain with their child during program.
Happenings at the Lin-Wood Senior ServicesLin-Wood Area Senior Center
194 Pollard Road, Lincoln (603) 745-4705
Located in the heart of New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains, you’re sure to enjoy the special celebrations as well as the regular meals. Bring a friend and drop by for a delicious lunch, enjoy the programming, and find out how you can be a part of this great community effort.
|LITTLETON AREA (including Bethlehem, Lisbon & St. Johnsbury, VT)|
| Contacts: President Dave Goldstone at (516) 592-1462 or email@example.com
Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711
Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website
Mailing list sign up (for activities): firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & ClassesOpen year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
39 Strawberry Hill, Bethlehem (603) 869-5465
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) has been a landmark destination in the North Country since the early 1900s. The 1888 building on Strawberry Hill was purchased by the congregation and established as a house of Jewish worship in 1920. The synagogue houses an extensive library and is presently working to establish a North Country Jewish Cultural Center to display the growing collection of Jewish artifacts.
Regular religious services are scheduled for each weekend, July through mid-October, and for all days of the High Holy Day season, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. In the summer BHC hosts a four-part classical concert series and at the Colonial Theatre, a four-part film festival with guest speakers.
Open in winter for holidays of Tu B’Shevat and Purim, and in May for annual community-wide Holocaust Remembrance Service. Religious school for children and classes for adults are also offered. Please visit the website for detailed information for all events, classes and religious services. All are open to the public; registration is required for classes. Available for weddings, bar/bat mitzvah services, baby-namings and other life cycle events.
Thursday, July 14, 6:30pm - White Mountain Jewish Film Festival Opening Night: "Dough"
The third annual White Mountain Jewish Film Festival at the Colonial Theatre will certainly feed your appetite for great films, with Master challah baker and teacher, Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein introduce the first film. The superior line-up this year includes a special showing of an Academy Award winner, in addition to movie classics and current favorites. Other films of the series are Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors" with guest speaker, film historian Rick Winston on Thursday, July 28; "Son of Saul" with guest speaker Eve Marko, Spirit Holder for Zen Peacemakers' Annual Bearing Witness Retreats at Auschwitz on Friday, August 5; "Above and Beyond" introduced by former President of the American Veterans of Israel Arthur Bernstein, on Thursday, August 11; and "Deli Man" with guest speaker, professor and humorist Ted Merwin, a National Jewish Book Award winner for his book "Pastrami on Rye, An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli."
A noted guest speaker will introduce each film in the Festival, which is open to the public. Ticket holders are invited to socialize and enjoy light complimentary snacks and beverages on the Colonial patio to meet the evening's guest speaker. Tickets at the door; season passes for all 5 films available. For details about the films and guest speakers, check the BHC website or contact Dorothy Goldstone, email@example.com.
Select Fridays, through September 23, 5pm - Sounds in the Sanctuary Classical Concert Series
Upcoming concert events - Richard Kogan, piano: “The Mind and Music of Ludwig van Beethoven” on Friday, July 22; Alon Goldstein, piano: Bach, Schubert, Wagner, Liszt and Debussy on Friday, August 19; and Victoria Cole, soprano with Sergey Marchukov, piano: Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev on Friday, September 23. Concerts are open to the public. A reception with the artists follows each performance. Tickets at the door. For detailed concert information, check the BHC website or contact Martin Kessel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Mondays, through August 8, 2:30pm - Handbuilding, with Maria Neal
Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Whether working with slabs to create mugs, bowls or boxes or learning coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms, Maria's creativity is sure to build upon each person's love of clay to create fun and fabulous pieces. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students.
Tuesdays OR Thursdays, through August 4, 6pm; Wednesdays OR Thursdays, through August 4, 9am - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to teen-adult students with any level of clay experience.
Tuesdays, through August 2, 6pm - Guided Open Session, with Sinead Cleary
Students learn new techniques while working on their own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting, soldering or enameling. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Students must have taken a prior Fundamentals or equivalent.
Tuesdays, through August 2, 6pm - Throwing/Hand-building, with Kri Soleri
Open to beginners or those with more experience, Kri will give individual assistance with throwing techniques. Students will explore altering the surface texture of thrown vessels using slip, stretching and incising, and will also work with various mid-range glaze techniques using wax resist, latex and oxide colorants.
Wednesdays, through August 10, 6pm - Throwing/Handbuilding, with Milt Doda
This class will focus mainly on the potter's wheel with some throwing experience required. Demonstrations will be given at the beginning of each class including cups, bowls, handles, plates, vases, pitchers, oval forms, lidded jars, joined forms and sets. Emphasis will be placed on personal expression while expanding technical skills.
Thursdays, through August 4, 9am - Kids Throwing/Hand Building, with Cecily Wheeler Yarosh
This is the class for the young artist that wants to learn how to throw on the wheel. Students will learn how to center the clay, throw cups, bowls and pots and attach handles. All student work will be glazed during the last class. Ages 8+
Thursdays, through August 4, 6pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Jean Matray
Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles.
Saturday, July 16, 9am - One Day Workshop: Basket Making, with Ray Lagasse
Students will make their own woven basket chosen from an assortment of Ray's wonderful baskets, including Pack Basket, Market Basket, Double Pie Basket, Wool Gathering, Tote and Laundry Basket.
Saturday, July 23, 10am - Crocheting 101: The Basic Stitches with Lori Silva
Start the passion of crocheting at a young age. In this class students will learn the basic stitches that will be the basis of all crochet patterns. Ages 8+
Mondays, July 25, August 8-29, 6pm - Mixed Media: Open 2-D Studio and Instruction
Does winter have you feeling isolated? Come work with others this spring and summer. Stay motivated, break up the work week by sharing creative ideas. Instruction with Karen Abbruscato will be individually guided. What would you like to learn and/or improve upon? Drawing, Painting, Collage, Digital… or mix it up. Bring your own supplies and materials. Bring a friend or two. Also held Thursdays, August 10-31
Saturday, July 30, 10am - Shaving Cream Prints, with Lori Silva
Explore how regular shaving cream and food coloring can create fun and vibrantly colored prints through a process that seems almost like magic. This really fun printing activity can marble paper or create actual images using nontraditional printing materials. Finished prints can be used for a variety of other art projects or stand alone as a unique piece of art. Ages 5+
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, August 1, 3 & 5, 9am - Life Drawing: The Importance of Artistic Anatomy and Emotive Line
This Master’s Class with Carolyne D. Landon at Moose Track Studio in Franconia will offer the opportunity to study the human form through lectures on artistic anatomy and drawing the figure from life with an emphasis on the meaning of emotive line.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, August 1, 3 & 5, 1:30pm - Portraiture: Capturing the Sitter’s Likeness and Unique Essence
Master’s Class with Carolyne D. Landon at Moose Track Studio in Franconia
Working from live model and photographs, the basic visual elements of line, value, shape, volume and texture will be explored on how they effectively create an expressive portrait.
Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 10am - Two Full-Day Workshop: Precious Metal Clay, with Donna Papazian
Come learn how this amazing product goes from a soft clay-like material to beautiful shining pure silver. You will learn how to roll, texture, form and fire. Then polish and patina your piece to a beautiful work of art that you will be proud to wear. Beginners welcome.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, August 8, 10 & 12, 9am - From Start to Finish: Composing, Executing & Critiquing a Painting
Master’s Class with Carolyne D. Landon at Moose Track Studio in Franconia
Individualized instruction is offered in this painting studio workshop, in which the participant will explore a theme in an area of their personal interest by developing at least three thematic compositions. Before choosing one composition to paint, the participant will be led through a four-step critique process of description, design, meaning and evaluation of each of their proposed compositions. This course is open to all levels of painting experience in acrylics, oils, water color and collage.
Tuesday-Thursday, August 9-11, 9am - Family Clay, with Taaffe Caton
Family fun making pitchers, cups and bowls and decorating with underglaze. Students may come with or without a parent. Ages 6+
Tuesday & Thursday, August 10 & 12, 10am - Children’s Art Class: Art Trails, with Carolyne D Landon
This workshop combines art lessons with the study of the natural environment. Upon arrival, students will be guided along trails surrounding the Moose Track Studios in Franconia where they will explore the designs in nature through drawing and painting. Ms. Landon will demonstrate principles of classical draftsmanship as well as encourage creative, spontaneous expression. Art supplies will be provided. Ages 9+
Saturday, August 13, 10am - All-Day Workshop: Copper Flowers, with Trenny Rob
Fold Forming is a technique where sheet metal is folded, worked, and then unfolded. In this workshop students will learn how to us the fold forming technique to make beautiful copper flowers
Saturday, August 20, 10am - All-Day Workshop: Anticlastic Cuffs & Bangles, with Monica Eastman
These graceful curved cuffs will be made from copper or brass or silver. The metal can be patterned with either the rolling mill or hammers, making each bracelet unique. Students will have at least one finished piece by the end of the day.
Sunday & Tuesday, 1-4pm; Monday, 5:30-8:30pm; Wednesday 12noon-3pm; Friday 10am-1pm - Clay Open Studio
Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio
Tuesdays, 6-9pm - Metals/Jewelry Open Studio is available for students to work on class projects or for independent work. A monitor will be available to oversee the studio and to answer questions.
Maudelle Driskell, Executive Director
Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director, email@example.com
The Frost Place Museum Events & Readings158 Ridge Road, Franconia (603) 823-5510 (office) or 823-5048 (museum)
The Frost Place is a permanent home and museum for poets and poetry at Robert Frost's former homestead, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains. Enjoy the view from the front porch of Mount Lafayette and the Franconia Notch. Gaze at Robert Frost's autographed books and hand-written letters safely tucked under glass. And, see the Morris Chair in the front room where Frost sat and wrote his poems. Check out the interactive, multimedia timeline of Robert Frost's life on our website. Learn about the milestones that led the legendary poet 'North of Boston' at http://frostplace.org/about-us/timeline-of-robert-frosts-life/?mc_cid=2a993756ac&mc_eid=fcc013e42b.
During the winter months, the house is closed but the grounds and poetry trail are open. Our offices are open year-round. Please call or email if you have questions. Special events and groups can be accommodated.
The Frost Place honors the legacy of Robert Frost and encourages the creation and appreciation of poems, offering three poetry writing conferences (in the summer months) and two competitions. Study poetry in the beautiful White Mountains of NH at the former home of Robert Frost. Come be inspired by the landscape, write and study with some of the best contemporary poets writing today.
Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & EventsSaturdays, through October 29, 1-4pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000 or 823-5977
The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. The antique farm equipment is on display in the side yard any time, as is the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. There is no admittance fee, although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.
Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain display, Guest Houses of Yesteryear, antique farm equipment and Iron Furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school.
New Exhibit - The Grange: A Voice for the Farmers
The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was founded in 1867. Here in Franconia, Lafayette Grange #208 organized in 1875, disbanded in 1879, re-organized in 1894 and remained active for the next 94 years. Maxine Aldrich of Sugar Hill, an active Grange member since the age of 16, recently donated several boxes of artifacts pertaining to the Grange. With this donation, combined with writings and mementos from the Sarah N. Welch collection, volunteers at the Museum have created a mock Grange assembly room plus exhibits featuring the Grange's history and impact on society.
Also new for 2016... a photographic display on the repair and renovation of Franconia's Dow Clock and Tower
Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm (closed when the weather is bad)
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton (603) 444-6050
Serving the communities of Littleton, Lyman, Lisbon, Landaff, Sugar Hill, Monroe, Easton, Franconia, Bethlehem - check the website for a full listing of activities.
Do you need a comfortable area for your card group to meet? Do you host a ladies' afternoon in your home but your living room is getting too crowded? The Senior Center has many afternoons that are open for drop-in style socializing. Call for details.
Do you have, or do you know someone who has, a special talent that you can bring to others? We are looking for people or groups who would like to give lessons in anything at all. Perhaps you know how to scrapbook or maybe you can make greeting cards. We have the space; we just need instructors.
Tuesday, August 16, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye
Friday, August 19, 10am - Shining Lights Day Car Storytime
We will be reading stories to our little friends on the lawn of the Library by the Pollyanna statue, followed by a refreshing treat.
Friday, August 26 - Tea Time Trip to Tarbin Gardens (please sign up at the front desk)
Tuesday, August 30, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub
Select Wednesdays, 10am - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually); call to confirm
Tuesdays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (any medium; all levels of interest welcome)
Littleton Needleworkers - Call for details
Kool KineticsExhibiting at 42 Maple Gallery
42 Maple Street, Bethlehem (603) 575-9077
Kinetic Art is contemporary art, dependent upon movement for its effect. Exhibiting at 42 Maple, a church for kinetic and contemporary art, with a gallery having monthly showings of other artist and themed shows.
|MT. WASHINGTON VALLEY (including western Maine, Tamworth & Freedom)|
Whitney Community Center EventsWhitney Community Center
10 Black Mountain Road (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
Wednesday, August 10, 7pm - DSLR Camera Basics
Donna Atkins of Light Channel Photography will explain some of the Digital SLR camera basics.
Friday, August 19, 7pm - New Hampshire’s 14th President: Franklin Pierce
Presented by local historian Brian Wiggin, free and open to the public
Select Thursdays, through August 25, 6pm - Shape Note Singing
Carly Goss will explain the history and teach you the notes - worth at least a listen to! Free and open to the public
Sunday, August 28, 3pm - Is Solar Power Right for Your Home?
Come find out at this presentation by Johanna Sorrell of ReVision Energy. An open house at a local installation to follow the presentation, free and open to the public
Alternate Mondays, through August 29, 6pm - Woman Writers
North Conway Music Center Workshops & EventsMonday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturdays, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 11am-4pm
The Music Academy at North Conway Music
1976 White Mountain Highway (next to SeaDog Brewery in the Red Barn Plaza), North Conway (603) 356-3562
An award-winning, full service music center offering new & used instruments (cash-in/trade-up your instrument), accessories, rentals, repairs and lessons. A variety of workshops, clinics, seminars, jam sessions, master classes and performances are offered, open to the public. Call or email and tell us what interests you. Those interested in leading or attending a workshop are encouraged to call or email Brian Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The upstairs has been converted to beautifully outfitted, sound-proof lesson facilities featuring piano, drum kits, keyboards and all the comforts of home. The expansive main floor houses a huge variety of new and used musical instruments, a try-out room, expanded repair facilities, thousands of music accessories and gifts and room for concerts and presentations. Open to the public.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - North Conway Brass Ensemble
Bring your horn and a stand (if possible) and play Sousa, Dixieland, Classical and more with Randy Ouellette. Music will be provided; call Randy at (603) 662-2957 to let him know what instrument you play.
Select Thursdays - Mt. Washington Ukulele Posse
A fun opportunity to meet other Ukulele enthusiasts and learn new music at an open jam & sing along. All abilities welcome. Bring a ukulele and music stand (if you have one). Organized by Donna Fornier, who is your host and facilitator. Bring a ukulele and music stand (if you have one). Some sheet music will be ready for you to use. For musicians returning, don't forget sheet music from past meetings. No expectations of anything other than fun. Beginner session with Donna precedes Open Jam. Cost is minimal, to offset expenses for the space and music. Every second Thursday; call to confirm dates
Most Saturdays, 10:30am - Music Games and Theory Fun, with Becky VerPlanck
Developing musicianship through fun activities and group participation, for ages 7 and up. This class is excellent for beginners and experienced youngsters who want to learn, participate and have adventures in music while developing their understanding of theory and music. Bring your instrument and be ready for a no pressure, relaxing and friendly experience in music making. Please RSVP to Music Center.
Visit theaterinthewood.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Sunday, May 8 - Cold River Radio Show
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation EventsDaily, 9am-4pm
100 Acre Wood (go through the gate, across from Town Hall Road, and follow the signs to the parking area)
41 Observatory Way, Intervale (603) 356-9980
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is on FaceBook and Twitter. Individual, Family, and Corporate BIBLF memberships available. Member benefits include: Free Polar Express lottery entry, merchandise discount, monthly members-only Journey to the North Pole ticket drawing.
Check Out Our Online Store - All proceeds from our Journey to the North Pole merchandise and 100 Acre Wood Maple Syrup go directly towards the literacy programs offered by Believe in Books Literacy Foundation.
Those who would like to volunteer for any of the activities or events listed below or future events can call or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trails in the Wood are open for the season, 7 days a week, 9am-4pm. Enjoy 10K of running, walking and biking trails in the enchanted 100 Acre Wood. Includes 1/2-mile Storybook Trail: "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" by Jon Scieszka (http://believeinbooks.org/storybook-trail.html)
Volunteers Needed for Outreach Reading and Character Appearances
Join in to read to the preschoolers or to dress up as Olivia or Pooh. Anyone who would like to read or dress up as a character can call or contact email@example.com.
Theater in the Wood
Check website for upcoming events. Tickets available in advance or at the door
Fridays, through August 12, 10am - Children's Summer Theater Series
IMPACT (Imagination and Music - Professional Artistry in Children's Theatre) is the professional children's performance company of Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln. The company writes and performs the musicals, with catchy original songs and wacky characters, each different and a good time for kids and caretakers. Doors open at 9:30am. Ages 3 & under are free; season tickets available. More information at www.believeinbooks.org/children-s-theater.html
August 12 - The Little Mermaid
Arts Council of Tamworth Programs & Concert SeriesTamworth Village (603) 323-0104 or 323-7182
The Arts Council of Tamworth (ACT), the first organization of its kind in New Hampshire, has been enriching Tamworth and the surrounding area since 1966. Visit ACT's website for more information, including ticket purchase, on all of the performances.
Select Saturdays, 7pm - Evening Concerts at Tamworth Lyceum
Call The Lyceum at 323-5120 or stop over to pick up your tickets. Beer, wine and our full menu will be served.
Select Sundays, 1pm - Tamworth Lyceum
Free and all ages, with song circle/open jam session 2pm
| Cindy Russell, Executive Director
Cell Phone: (603) 986-5015
Arts Jubilee Summer Concert SeriesThursdays, July 14-August 11, 6pm
Cranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
North Conway (603) 447-8914
Make your plans now to attend Arts Jubilee’s high energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of summer entertainment. Family-friendly concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of Cranmore Mountain. Headline concerts begin at 7pm and an early concert performance, highlighting some of the area’s best musicians, begins at 6pm. Admission to the concerts is free for kids 12 and under. For additional information and a sample of the music from each concert, visit MWVEvents.com.
August 11 - Swingin’ Down Memory Lane
No matter if you’re young or young at heart, everyone will agree that Swing is back in fashion again. The PJO, Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble will trace the line of big bands from the 1930s to the present. Join the 18-piece jazz ensemble as they play the classics from the orchestras of Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Count Basie and featured guest vocalist Chris Humphrey. Completing Arts Jubilee’s summer season, this grand finale will offer the top instrumental and vocal hits of the Swing Era, as well as more contemporary original compositions... followed up with Fireworks presented by Atlas. www.mwvevents.com/artsjubileeConcert5.html
Early Concert: Dennis & Davey
Local musical legends Dennis O’Neil & Davey Armstrong have been bringing great music and good clean fun to their audiences in Mount Washington Valley for many years.
Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization, depending on the support of our community. Donations are welcome year-round by visiting our website and clicking on “DONATE”.
| Contact: Dana Clemons, PO Box 285, Bartlett NH, 03812
Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo GalleryThursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050
An award winning photographer, Dana Clemons has been photographing stunning landscapes for over 30 years, offering a large selection of unique, award-winning photographs of the White Mountains and surrounding region. Archival prints, matted or tastefully framed. Also on display and for sale at: White Mountain Artisans Gallery, North Conway; League of NH Craftsman, Littleton & Meredith; Zeb's General Store, North Conway; Flossie's General Store, Jackson Village.
| Visit www.mwvevents.com/WMMABach.html for program details
White Mountain Musical Arts presents Annual Mostly Bach FestSaturday, August 27, 7:30pm and Sunday, August 28, 4:30pm
First Church of Christ, Congregational
White Mountain Highway, North Conway
White Mountain Musical Arts announces the presentation of the 28th Annual Mostly Bach Festival, featuring instrumental and vocal works of J. S. Bach and friends from the Baroque Period. The weekend will include performances by the Festival Chorus, Orchestra and soloists. The full program and additional information about the entire Bach Festival may be found at www.mwvevents.com/WMMABach.html.
First Church of Christ, Congregational is air-conditioned with parking available behind the church. Tickets will be available at the door.
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Mount Washington Valley Band Welcomes New Members(603) 356-2096
The Mount Washington Valley Band is a traditional, New England community band, playing all types of music in the Valley for over 40 years. Alumni and new members are needed. Some loaner Instruments are available. Ages 12 & up - seniors and new members are welcome; call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Jackson Art Studio and Gallery 155 Ridge Rd. Jackson, NH 03846 Phone: 603-387-3463 http://www.jacksonartnh.com E-mail: email@example.com
Jackson Art Studio & Gallery, Classes and ExhibitsGallery hours: Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday-Friday by appointment or chance
155 Ridge Road (across the street from David Baker's Art Gallery on Route 16), Jackson (603) 387-3463
Jackson Art is a working art studio, with an attached gallery featuring the work of local Mt. Washington Valley artists/artisans. Working artists demonstrating every weekend. Art classes for all ages and abilities, taught by professional artists and artisans, include our Sip and Paint classes, Drawing, Plein Air Painting, Art Camps, Culinary Camps, Fashion Illustration, Teen Open Studio, Jewelry, Photography and more. Please preregister for classes, which are frequently being added to the website.
The Gallery features the work of over 25 local artists, most from Mt Washington Valley-paintings, photography, prints, jewelry, glass, pottery, mosaics, home furnishings and more. New artists are being added frequently; all artwork is for sale. Jackson Art has four shows a year, one for each season. Each show has a theme and features the latest work from our local artists. Meet the artists at our wine and cheese reception. Sign up to be on the email list to get an invite to shows at: www.jacksonartnh.com/art-gallery-and-shows/
Private Parties Available: Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Wedding Parties, Corporate Event... 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; all supplies included.
Friday, August 12, 6pm - The Notch
Saturday, August 13, 1pm – Cherry Blossom
Tuesday, August 16, 6pm - Funky Tree
Thursday, Aug 18, 1pm – Mosaic Creature Plaque
Saturday, August 20, 1pm – Birds on a Wire
Tuesday, August 23, 1pm – Funky Owl
Thursday, August 25, 6pm – Coast of Maine
Saturday, August 27, 6pm – Fall Walk
Sunday, August 28, 1pm – Monet Bridge
Friday, September 2, 6pm – Fall Foliage Birches
Monday-Thursday, August 8-11, 9am-3pm - Summer Art Camp for Kids
This all-day camp is for kids (6-13 yrs) who love art and want to create. Students will work on numerous projects each day and be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques.
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World Fellowship Center Workshops and Cultural Events368 Drake Hill Road (off Route 16), Albany (between Chocorua & Conway) (603) 447-2280
As a peace and justice summer camp and conference center, the World Fellowship Center offers guests a place to be with a big mix of smart, fun, active humans at a progressive oasis on 455 mostly wilderness acres in the splendor of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. This secular, intergenerational, multicultural camp and conference center offers public educational events for adults as well as pay-for programming for people staying overnight or commuting by day. Programs address pressing issues of our time and offer opportunities to stretch and be creative. Varied lectures, workshops and performances; check website for program details. Meals served 8am, 12:30pm & 6pm. Overnight accommodations available.
Enjoy summertime pleasures while promoting peace and social justice through education and dialogue, inspired by nature. Daily possibilities include fascinating program presentations, opportunities to play, be creative, hike, bike and explore. The full 2016 summer calendar is now available at http://worldfellowship.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/WFC-Summer-CALENDAR-2016.pdf
Wednesday, August 10, 7:30pm - Upheaval and Change 250 Years Ago
Local educator and amateur historian Richard Posner takes a look at the age when the towns around WFC were being founded.
Thursday, August 11, 7:30pm - Labor in a “Democratic Revolution”
Speaker Hetty Rosenstein, NJ area director of Communication Workers of America AFL-CIO, which represents >70,000 NJ working families
Friday, August 12, 10am - Beyond ‘Tolerance’: How to Talk to White Kids About White Privilege, White Supremacy, and Racial Oppression
Dialogue led by Tanya Snyder, DC-based reporter, parent of two budding anti-racist allies
Saturday, August 13, 10am - FOIA Goes Bananas: Peeling Open Chiquita’s Archive of Terror in Colombia
Speaker Michael Evans is a senior analyst and director of National Security Archive’s Colombia Project and Mexico Migration Project
Saturday, August 13, 7:30pm - Tomas Rodriguez Trio
Thomas Rodriguez on guitar, Enrique Lopez on guitar and tres, and percussionist Urbano Sanchez mine the depths of Venezuelan and Cuban folkloric music, infusing it with the shimmering language of bossa nova and the gritty force of flamenco.
Sunday, August 14, 10am - Remembering: Years of Hiding Behind Silence
Speaker Christine DeTroy grew up in Hitler’s Germany, and emigrated to the US in 1947. She shares from her memoir and life of activism.
Sunday-Sunday, August 14-21 - Mind-Expanding Fun: Hula Hoop Week!
Sarah Daly, of Hoop De Doo, teaches how to keep the basic hoop spinning around your waist, intermediate tricks, leg, foot and shoulder hooping, dancing with your hoop, hoop-making, and more.
Monday, August 15, 7:30pm - How Decentralized, Smart Movement Networks Can Help Us Build the Future
How do mass movements, from Occupy to Black Lives Matter, create opportunities for decision-makers, organizations, and political parties to make change? Can decentralized movements help us learn to create the world we want? Speaker: Tammy Shapiro, MovementNetlab.
Tuesday, August 16, 7:30pm - Post-Disaster Climate Justice Organizing
Superstorm Sandy changed the climate justice conversation in the NYC area. Kalin Calaghan, Tammy Shapiro and Susannah Dyan with Occupy Sandy and Rockaway Wildfire, discuss how a decentralized organizing effort transformed thinking about disaster relief, the landscape of groups working on climate justice and resiliency issues, and the city’s response.
Wednesday, August 17, 7:30pm - Current Crisis and Community Solutions to Affordable Housing in NYC
Housing activist Susannah Dyan looks at how the issues of displacement, gentrification, and increased homelessness are addressed by de Blasio’s proposed affordable housing plan, and what the community response has been.
Thursday, August 18, 7:30pm - Collaborative Poetry Workshop
We all work with others to meet specific goals, but what does it mean to imagine together, headed nowhere in particular? Jillian Buckley shares examples of collaboratively written poems, discusses possibilities for creating a “hybrid” voice, and facilitates work in groups to make poems we didn’t know existed within.
Saturday, August 20, 10am - Storytelling Workshop
Mary Wallace, Chuck Collins and other experienced tellers interactively lay out the structure and mechanics of a good story. Prepare for the evening slam, or just come for fun.
Saturday, August 20, 7:30pm - Story Slam!
Mary Wallace and Chuck Collins of MassMouth host a good-natured contest for experienced and novice storytellers alike. Sign up to
tell a 5-minute personal tale on “Belonging.”
Sunday, August 21, 10am - Queer Politics & Jewish Palestine Solidarity
Speaker Liza Behrendt is an activist with Jewish Voice for Peace and Make Shift Boston member
Sunday, August 21, 7:30pm - Building Transnational Labor Solidarity
Speaker Chaumtoli Huq is a human rights attorney and Editor of Law@theMargins, an innovative platform focused on law and social justice
Monday, August 22, 7:30pm - Social Media: Virtual Communism or Opiate of the Masses?
Speaker Thomas Roach is Literary and Cultural Studies, associate professor and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program coordinator at Bryant U
Tuesday, August 23, 7:30pm - Homeless, Homeless Are We
Speaker Jim Greene is director of the City of Boston Emergency Shelter Commission
Wednesday, August 24, 7:30pm - American Foreign Policy: Do we Have an Empathy Deficit?
Speaker Dud Hendrick, Annapolis grad, former USAF officer, served in Vietnam, is past president of Veterans for Peace/Maine, and taught in U of Maine Peace & Reconciliation Department
Thursday, August 25, 7:30pm- Willard Uphaus: An “American Who Told The Truth”
Speaker Robert Shetterly is the “narrative activist” whose “Americans Who Tell the Truth” project has more than 200 portraits, including WFC’s former director, Willard Uphaus
Saturday, August 27, 10am - Immigration and the Growing Divide
Ben Trolio presents United for a Fair Economy’s newest popular economics workshop with information, analysis and strategies to close political and social divides that pit foreign-born and domestic workers against each other.
Saturday, August 27, 7:30pm - YalliniDream and Jendog Lonewolfe!
YaliniDream is a Sri Lankan Tamil performance artist who integrates poetry, dance, storytelling, theater, aerial arts and music. Jendog Lonewolf is a hip hop MC/lyricist mixed w/Blackfoot, Cherokee, and the Grand Cayman Islands – a self-proclaimed ghetto ambassador.
Sunday, August 28, 10am - Organic Farming to Feed the World
Speaker Florence Reed, founder/president of Sustainable Harvest International, a nonprofit working with rural Central American communities to farm sustainably and preserve tropical forests
Sunday-Friday, August 28-September 2 - Singing Hope to Life!
Choral Singing with Verne McArthur, activist, workshop leader, singer, veteran, retired teacher, song-leader - Join voices together, in songs that move us toward our better selves and toward a better world... and have fun doing it. All levels, ages, genders, styles welcome
Music and Social Change with Greg Greenway - Music empowers people to feel communal strength in social movements. Greg will interactively teach, and uplift via Woodie Guthrie, Freedom Singers, Pete Seeger, Ani Difranco... Knowing what’s come before informs what’s possible.
Monday, August 29, 7:30pm - Sustaining Our Planet and People
Speaker Flo Reed shares a look at farmers in Panama and elsewhere who are helping address loss of biodiversity and climate change
Tuesday, August 30, 7:30pm - Grass Tops and Grass Roots: NH Climate Justice Movement Update
Speaker Sean Carney of NextGen Climate, on building a movement and taking the climate discussion to the front lines of this election cycle
Wednesday, August 31, 7:30pm - Uphaus v. Wyman
A reading performance of Arnie Alpert’s play about Willard Uphaus’s epic 1950s court case
Thursday, September 1, 7:30pm - Who But Andy Davis?
WFC’s Storyteller-in-Chief shares his favorites
Fridays, through September 2, 7pm - Fun Night!
Featuring... Who but Andy Davis?! Storyteller, entertainer
Saturday, September 3, 10am - Rise Up Sing-Along
Saturday, September 3, 7:30pm - Greg Greenway
A rare combination of soulful singer, skillful instrumentalist, powerful poet, and sparkling entertainer, Greg performs across North America with the acoustic trio Brother Sun.
Sunday, September 4, 10am - Nature Walk
With noted naturalist TBA
Sunday, September 4, 7:30pm - Toasting the Last Marshmallow
Monday, September 5 - 76th Summer Season ends with lunch
Friday-Sunday, September 16-18 - 3rd Annual White Mountain Fungal Foray Weekend
Coordinated by mycologist Lawrence Millman
New-to-the-mushroom-world or club members: learn to protect mushroom habitat and to enjoy, identify, cook, appreciate and photograph wild mushrooms. Talks/guided walks on and off site. Early-bird Foray at 2pm on Friday. Limited registration
Thursday-Sunday, September 29-October 2 - Silent Meditation Retreat
Led by Nancy Mujo Baker of No Traces Zendo and Conway Sangha. Open to meditators with rigorous retreat experience in Zen tradition
White Birch Books EventsMonday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street (just south of the park), North Conway Village (603) 356-3200
Adult Storytime with Coloring?
We have an idea and we want your opinion. Would you like to have a night that you can sit around with your friends listening to a story and relieving some stress while coloring in your adult coloring book? Maybe with some light snacks and beverages? Sounds like cheap therapy, right? Let us know if you would be interested in attending an evening like this and we will see what we can do to make it happen.
Thursday, August 25, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Group discusses "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg
From the beloved author of "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe", Flagg is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are.
Discussions are good, fun, varied and – for the most part – stay on point. Stop in, try it out, meet some new friends and read some great books. Open to any and all readers; meets every fourth Thursday of the month except November and December, when we have a combined month holiday party. www.whitebirchbooks.com/thursdaynight-book-group.html
Saturday, September 3, 2pm - Author Afternoon with Jennifer Vaughn
Join us at the bookstore for an afternoon with author Jennifer Vaughn, who will be discussing her latest novel in her Jaycee Wilder Series, "Throw Away Girls."
Wednesday, September 7, 4pm - Literary Tea with author Wendy Sand Eckel
Join us at the Cranmore Inn on for a special treat. Tickets include delicious mint julep punch, tea sandwiches, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Tickets are limited and can be purchased through the bookstore or North Conway Library, by August 31. We will be walking over to the Chef’s Bistro after our Tea to grab dinner & drinks and continue our literary conversation.
Thursday, September 8, 6:30pm - Mystery Book Club discusses "Death at the Day Lily Café" by Wendy Sand Eckel
A small group, discussion books range from historical mysteries to contemporary thrillers. Books are usually picked a couple months in advance, but sometimes the group lines up books for several months. As with all of our groups, the Mystery Book Club is open to anyone interested and can be a great place to meet fellow readers, while discussing murder and mayhem – as it should be. Meets the second Thursday of every month. www.whitebirchbooks.com/mystery-book-group.html
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Steel Dreams, Community Steel Band, Seeks ParticipantsTuesdays, 6:30pm
903 West Side Road, Conway (603) 447-5107
Come join the Mt. Washington Valley inter-generational community steel band, Steel Dreams. All are welcome and no previous musical experience is necessary - just the love of rhythm and music. The fun and excitement of playing in a steel band is a great way for individuals, families and community groups, to come together create music and bring the Caribbean groove to our town. The joyous sound of the steel drums lightens your heart and makes your feet want to dance. Besides the unique fun of playing the music, participating in a steel band fosters teamwork, discipline, respect of others, community awareness and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
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The Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUBFridays, 6:30-9:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
The Corner House Inn is open for lunch Thursday-Sunday through Columbus Day, on the beautiful garden patio or air conditioned dining rooms. Brunch is available on Sunday, and dinner is served Wednesday-Monday.
Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub
August 19 & November 18 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
August 26 - Katie Dobbins
September 2 & November 25 - Starlight Honeys
September 9 - Audrey Drake
September 16, October 21 & December 9 - Jill Ducsai
September 23 & November 4 - Cindy Duchin & Friends
September 30 - Peter Heimlich
October 7 & November 11 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
October 14 - Paul Hubert
October 28 & December 16 - Doug Hazard
December 2 - Tom Bartlett
Rebecca Boyden, Executive Director
Advice To The Players
PO Box 38
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
Advice to the Players Performances, Workshops & EventsFriday, Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-4pm (open at 6pm for evening events)
Arts Center at 12 Main
Center Sandwich (603) 284-7115
Advice To The Players is a unique company of theater professionals, enthusiastic community members and energetic teens that presents Shakespeare performances and workshops in New Hampshire’s Lakes and Mountains Region. ATTP is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts.
Our Shakespeare presentations are in August during Sandwich Old Home Week, October during the Sandwich Fair, and in March. Venues include ATTP's new Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage, The Sandwich Town Hall and The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. The Arts Center also hosts ongoing gallery exhibitions, as well as the ATTP Company Store. Our December presentation of A Christmas Carol celebrates Victorian Christmas in Tamworth Village. During the school year we offer daytime performances and workshops for schools and student groups, and in July we offer Shakespeare Camps for students of all ages.
July & August - Staged Reading Series
Shakespeare Drama Camps Sign-Up
Join ATTP in July and August for an exciting journey into Shakespeare’s language, characters and plays. Our two- and four-week camps are theater experiences that immerse young people of all ages in the art and craft of acting, and the terms and techniques used to create Shakespeare’s plays. More information at www.advicetotheplayers.org/education/camps/ and sign up at www.advicetotheplayers.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Camp-Sign-Up-Form.pdf
Select Wednesdays, 7:30pm - ATTP Concert Series
Presented at the Arts Center at 12 Main. Admission is by donation, and light refreshments also available by donation, which supports the arts, the artists, and Advice to the Players.
August 24 - The Treble Makers, Songs from Shakespeare’s Time
August 31 - String Equinox, featuring Beverly Woods and Shana Aisenberg
Select Fridays at 7:30pm - Play Reading Series
Readings and staged performances of modern classics, new plays and other surprises at the Arts Center at 12 Main. This is a free event, with donations always appreciated.
Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or 536-9639 or 536-2090
Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome. Serving: Ashland, Campton, Ellsworth, Holderness, Lincoln, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth and Woodstock
Thursday, August 11, 10:30am - Mary Todd Lincoln: Wife and Widow
Living historian Sally Mummey portrays Mary Todd Lincoln as she muses on her life from her dreams as a girl to her years as First Lady during the Civil War. Mrs. Lincoln shares stories of her life with President Lincoln and the events of that evening in Ford's Theatre when the assassin's bullet not only changed the course of the nation but destroyed her life as well. From the opulence of the White House to the dregs of obscurity, Mrs. Lincoln lived out her life struggling with affliction and tragedy. With wit and heartbreak, seasoned with abiding love for her husband and her children, Mrs. Lincoln reveals the passionate humanity of a misunderstood woman. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public.
Thursday, August 25, 11am - Nine to Ninety Film Viewing
What does it take to live, love and die with dignity and grace in the modern age? Sign up at the front desk.
Tuesday, September 6, 1pm - Book Discussion Group
We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month’s selection will be available at the same time. You must sign up one month in advance to get and read your copy of the book. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more information, call Diane at 536-1204
Tuesday, September 13, 10:30am - Camera Class
Louise Supple will be here to help you learn how to use the camera on your cell phone or your traditional camera. Sign up at front desk.
Mondays, 9am - Wood Carving Class
Beginners are welcome. Bring your own tools or come by and see what it's all about.
Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists
Thursdays, 9am - Crazy Quilting Class
Knitters and crocheters welcome. For more information, call Doris Goodspeed at (603) 786-2297
Fridays, 9:30am - Country Line Dancing, with Joan Randlett
Come kick up your heels, have fun and exercise at the same time.
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Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art ExhibitsMemorial Day through Columbus Day, Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm
69 Maple Street (Route 113N), Center Sandwich (603) 284-7728
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery exhibits art in all media by leading contemporary artists. The Gallery shows an eclectic collection of figurative and abstract work that focuses on originality and innovation. Located in a large barn built in 1825, the ample space provides an excellent venue for two and three dimensional work. To learn more, visit the website.
Art consulting is available year round, and work, though not on exhibit during winter months, is also available year round.
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Cynthia Robinson, Gallery Director
Mike Heitz, Administrative Assistant
Karl Drerup Art Gallery & Silver Center Exhibits & EventsKarl Drerup Art Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Saturday, 1-4pm. Closed for the Summer, by appointment
Silver Center for the Arts Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-6pm (and during performances)
Plymouth State University, Plymouth (603) 535-2614
A vibrant center of art, visual culture and new media, the Karl Drerup Gallery (KDAG) is located on the first floor of the Draper & Maynard Building. Exhibitions range from traditional shows to contemporary trends. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. For Gallery and exhibition information, contact Cynthia Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, September 2, 5pm - Opening Reception: The Community Photo Club - New Hampshire Architecture in Black and White
This themed photography exhibit is organized and presented in partnership with The Community Photo Club, a fellowship of area photographers at all levels of development meeting with the express intent of improving their skills and broadening their understanding of the art of taking pictures. Along with the theme-based photographs, there will be individual displays by each photographer. Exhibiting September 2-30
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 NH Route 175, Campton (603) 536-5140
The building (1 mile north of Blair Bridge Road, Exit 27 off I-93) is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public, with refreshments usually served. Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December.
Monday, August 15, 7pm - Journey of Discovery: A Botanist on the Trail of Lewis & Clark
As they made their way westward, the Corps of Discovery encountered plants and animals unknown to the worldwide scientific community. Speaker Janet Sullivan traveled the Lewis & Clark trail from St. Louis to Fort Clatsop, Oregon and her botanical travelogue weaves together images of the landscape and its plant species, monuments and restored sites, and journal entries made by Lewis & Clark on their historic journey. Janet Sullivan, Ph.D., is an associate professor of plant biology at UNH. Refreshments will be served.
September 24 - Cemetery History Walk
December 4 - Community Holiday Concert and Cookie Swap
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Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State UniversityMonday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 11am-4pm (closed PSU holidays & closings)
Plymouth State University
34 Highland Street, Plymouth (603) 535-3210
The Museum of the White Mountains preserves and promotes the history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provide unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving students, researchers and the public. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours (handicap accessible). Please call Libby Griffiths or email her at email@example.com to discuss and schedule group visits.
Exhibiting through October 7 - Taking the Lead: Women and the White Mountains
In the nineteenth century, female tourists opened up and popularized trails, explored the natural world, and wrote of the beauty, challenges, and discoveries they found in the mountains. In the twentieth century, women connected the White Mountain region to the larger world, while pushing the limits society imposed on them. Using art, letters, maps, clothing and photographs, “Taking the Lead” explores the role women played and continue to play in shaping and popularizing the region.
Wednesday, September 21, 4pm - Mountain Summers: Tales of Hiking and Exploration in the White Mountains from 1878 to 1886
What was it like to visit the White Mountains in the late 1800s, and what did the women visitors do when they came here? Mountain Summers, a collection of letters and diaries from 1878-1886, reveals the personal and adventurous experiences of four fascinating women visiting and exploring the region. They did not just sit on the porch of the hotels. Instead, they worked on developing new trails, collecting plant specimens, and discovering new places. Their endeavors took them deep into the woods, through the krummholz, and up onto the summits where they would often spend hours recording details about their climbs and the resultant views. Come hear their adventures from the firsthand accounts preserved in this rare collection.
Thursday, September 22, 9:30am - Techniques of the 19th Century White Mountain Painters
Lauren Sansaricq, an artist working in the Hudson River School style will explore the 19th century White Mountain artist’s approach to painting. From small Plein Air sketches to the final glazing on a large studio picture, she will discuss the typical process of artists such as John Fredrick Kensett, Ann Sophia Towne Darrah and Benjamin Champney.
Wednesday, September 28, 6:30pm - She’s the Top Dog: Stories of Women and Their Dog Teams
Bob Cottrell, Curator of both the Nella Braddy Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library and the Conway Historical Society, will discuss the critical role played by women racers, breeders, historians, sled makers, Olympians, and promoters in the sport of sled dog racing. Some of the women to be featured include Clara Enebuske, Caryl Peabody, Edna Ricker, Kate Sleeper, Florence Clark, Eva Brunelle Seeley, Karen Jones, Marjory Gane Harkness, Julia Lombard and Nancy Cowan. Around 7pm, Sally Manikian, current musher and owner of Shady Pines Sleddogs will discuss the sport and female mushers today.
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Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & EventsBristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395
Serving communities of Bristol, Alexandria, Bridgewater, Hebron and Groton
Alternate Tuesdays, 9am - Craft Group
First & third Tuesdays of each month
Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm
Church Street, Canaan (603) 523-4333
You’ll love visiting the historic Mascoma Area Senior Center (MASC) in the former Indian River Grange Hall in the heart of downtown Canaan. Serving communities of Canaan, Enfield, Dorchester, Orange and Grafton
Upper Valley Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon (603) 448-4213
Serving the communities of Lebanon, West Lebanon, Hanover, Plainfield, Enfield, Etna and Lyme. The Upper Valley Senior Center
is available for rent, with a large kitchen space, parking and handicap accessible. Great for family events and as a large meeting
space. Contact Jill Vahey at the Center.
Friday, August 12, 12noon - Folk Music with Shannon Harrington & Cliff Pollard
Thursday, August 18, 6pm - A Woman That Keeps Good Orders: Women, Tavern Keeping and Public Approval
Government regulations, licensing, handling drunks, controlling the flow of information - why would the Colonial-era government allow women to run a tavern? When her husband died in 1736, Ann Jose Harvey became the owner of a prominent Portsmouth tavern and sole guardian of seven small children. For at least twenty years, Harvey ran the increasingly prosperous establishment. Using documents related to Harvey’s venue, Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Plymouth State University, explores the world of female tavern keepers. A tavern was potentially the most disruptive spot in town. Why would a woman want to keep one? A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served; doors open at 5pm.
Tuesday, August 23, 11:30am - Birthday Social, with Roger Tatro
Tuesdays, restarting in September, 1pm - Line Dancing
Alternate Wednesdays, restarting in September, 1pm - Craft Time
Join Judy every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. She will have a project or two for you to create.
Thursdays, 9am OR 1pm - Senior Art Class
Held at AVA Gallery and Art Center (11 Bank Street, Lebanon). No art experience required; all materials are provided. Transportation available for morning class and afternoon drop off through Upper Valley Senior Center. Enroll at AVA Gallery: 448-3117
Select Fridays, 10am - Suite Notes Recorder Group
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