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July 25 - August 08
COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & Events
Select 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 Jane Baribeau at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), JoAnn Boydston at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Barbara Nedd is exhibiting her paintings at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. CRAG members Rachel O'Meara, Jane Baribeau, Michele Daniels, Linda Tase, Barbara Nedd and Francine Bigney are exhibiting their works of art the Interpretive Center in the NH Welcome Center just north of Colebrook. Additionally, CRAG members display at the CRAG Gallery at Fiddleheads in Colebrook. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or

Thursday, July 14, 5pm - Opening Reception of CRAG Exhibit by Pat Klinefelter in the Gallery at Tillotson Center, with free admission

Thursday, July 21, 1:30pm - Art in the Gardens of Canaan
Visit various gardens in Canaan, Vermont and experience artists creating beautiful works of art.

Friday, July 22, 4pm and Saturday, July 23, 12noon - Stratford Art Show
At North Stratford at the Old Train Station. Open to the public Friday evenings during July and August.

Friday, August 5, 5pm - Artist Reception: Peggy Deyette at Fiddleheads

Friday, August 19, 5pm - Artist Reception: Various Artists at Fiddleheads
Opening the Starving Artists Silent Auction at Fiddleheads August 19-October 10. Contact Fiddleheads at or 603-237-9302

Saturday, August 20, 9am - People’s Choice Art Exhibit at Pittsburg Old Home Day in the Park

Friday, August 26, 2pm - Exhibit: Colebrook Moose Festival at the Tillotson Center

Sunday, August 27, 9am - Art in the Park at Canaan Moose Festival

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Through August 22 - Ready, Set, Read Summer Reading Program
Drop in any time for activities in the Children's Room
July 25, 3pm - Magformers Marathon
Monday, August 22, 3pm & Friday, August 26, 1:30pm - Storywalk

Select dates, 7pm - Opera Seminar Series, with Bob Kruszyna
Held at Town Hall; donations appreciated
Wednesday, July 13 - Thais by Jules Massenet. Ardor and Apostasy in Coptic Egypt, part 1
Friday, July 15 - Thais by Jules Massenet. Ardor and Apostasy in Coptic Egypt, part 2
Monday & Wednesday, August 8 & 10 - Lakmé by Leo Delibes. Joan Sutherland tries to surmount the cultural barrier.
Monday & Wednesday, August 15 & 17 Le Roi de Lahore by Jules Massenet. A Hindu tragic fairy tale. Plus excerpts from other relevant works.

Wednesday, July 20, 5:30pm - Berlin Jazz Concert
Bring a picnic dinner & your dancing shoes. Presented at the Municipal Building; donations accepted

Fridays, July 22 & August 126, 1:30pm - The Summer Reading Group Book Discussions
In July, the group will discuss "Some Luck," the first novel of a proposed trilogy by Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jane Smiley, covering 100 years in the life of an Iowa farm family. The August title is "The Brain’s Way of Healing" by Canadian psychiatrist Norman Doidge. Copies of the books will be available at the Randolph Library. Facilitator: Sue Kern

Wednesday, July 27, 6:30pm - What's Up, Doc? Documentary Film Series: Love, Marilyn
Library will supply the popcorn. Continuing though October, on the last Wednesday of each month

Saturday, July 30, 9am - Library Book and Bake Sale (at Randolph Town Hall)

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

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

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

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

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

Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119

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

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

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.

Sundays, July 10 & 31 and Thursdays, August 4 & 25 - Nature Documentary: Meet the Coywolf

Mondays, July 11-August 29 - Endless Winter Video Series

Tuesdays, July 12 & 26 and Sunday, August 28 - Documentary: Alone in the Wilderness

Wednesday, July 13 - Wednesday Night with A Ranger: NH Fish & Game’s Current Moose Project, with Daniel Ellingwood

Thursdays, July 14 & 28 and August 13 - White Mountain Weather, with the Mount Washington Observatory

Fridays, July 15-August 26 - Friday Flicks!

Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, August 21 - The Moose, with Alan Stearne

Sunday, July 17 and Saturday, August 20 - Ticks
Everything you want to know about ticks, presented by Alan Stearne

Tuesday, July 19 - Nature Documentary: Frogs, The Thin Green Line

Wednesday, July 20 - Wednesday Night with A Ranger: Understanding Bats, with Paul Motts

Thursday, July 21 - Beavers: The Biggest Dam Movie You’ll Ever See

Saturday, July 23 - I am Mount Washington, with AMC Volunteer Steff Soreff

Sunday, July 24 and Tuesdays, August 2, 16 & 23 - Family Friendly Film: MicroCosmos

Wednesday, July 27 - Wednesday Night with A Ranger: Skins and Skulls of the White Mountain National Forest, with Jessie Debuque

Saturday, July 30 - Stars Above the Notch: Astronomy at Pinkham Notch, with Doug Arion

Wednesday, August 3 - Wednesday Night with A Ranger: Irene and 5 Lessons Learned, with Roger Simmons

Saturday, August 6 - How Not to End Up in the Accidents Report of Appalachia Journal, with Christine Woodside

Sunday, August 7 - America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake, with Author Ted Levin

Tuesdays, August 9 & 30 and Thursday, August 18 - Family Friendly Film: Over the Hedge

Wednesday, August 10 - Wednesday Night with A Ranger: It’s All in the Name, with Nick DiGiacco

Thursday, August 11 - Favorite Tales, with Storyteller Diane Edgecomb

Wednesday, August 17 - Wednesday Night with A Ranger: Save the Trails, with Cristin Bailey

Wednesday, August 24 - Wednesday Night with A Ranger: Migrating Monarchs, with Paul Motts

Saturday, August 27 - Mount Washington: Strange, Dangerous and Downright Goofy Adventures, with Christine Woodside

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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290 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581

Susan Ferre
106 Prospect Street, Berlin, NH 03570
(580) 624-0160 cell

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

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

Sunday, July 24, 4pm - Sacred Songs for Mother Earth
A choral/hymn festival directed by Susan Ferré, with poetry and meditations by the Rev. Dr. Charles S. Brown, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Berlin. Donations accepted

Friday-Sunday, September 2-4 - Big Moose Bach Fest VII, with harpsichordist Christa Rakich playing the Goldberg Variations, a Ferre-Lang family Bach concert at St. Barnabas in Berlin, ending with a Choral concert directed by Susan Ferré, Labor Day Weekend, at the Medallion Opera House at Gorham Town Hall in Gorham. Donations accepted

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

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

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

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

Thursdays, through August 4, 9:30am - Mercy Sakes, it’s Drums Alive!
Drums Alive is one of the latest innovations in fitness and wellness, capturing the essence of movement and rhythm combined with fun to deliver real fitness results. Drums Alive will improve the quality of life for a wide variety of audiences; including healthy, mentally or physically challenged children & adults, and those with other life-altering conditions. Improvements will come through the use of principles from movement therapy, music and sound therapy, physical education/fitness and rhythmic education. It allows for individual and creative expression through both verbal and non-verbal communication, provides a healthy way to release aggression and decrease stress, focusing on acceptance, respect and understanding of different cultural movements, rhythms and music. Fee includes music and guided instruction, drum sticks and exercise balls. Please contact the Arts Center by Thursday, June 16 to register. Space is limited to 30 participants and payment in full is due at time of registration. As with any exercise program, please check with your health care professional before making the commitment.

Sunday, July 17, 2pm – Linda Pouliot, Chanteuse et Compositeur Francais
From the time of her first professional jazz/blues performance, Ms. Pouliot has been inspired by the response to French songs, having grown up in Berlin. With the help of Seacoast Jazz Society President, Charlie Jennison, Ms. Pouliot is happy to be involved in the preservation of Classic French songs. Accompanied by some of the Seacoast area’s best musicians, the trio will present; Edith Piaf’s “ La Vie En Rose,” Charles Aznavour’s “Parler Moi D’Amour,” songs of Lucienne Delisle, Charles Trenet, Lucienne Boyer, Nana Mouscouri and an array of original songs as well. If you do not speak French; no worries, songs will include an English translation and beautiful melodies which are sure to please.

Saturday, August 6, 7pm – Chicago Total Access
There is no other American rock n roll band with horns that has influenced more musicians, is loved by millions of people worldwide, and has become such a deep part of Americana as the band Chicago. Made up of 10 talented musicians, high-energy Chicago Total Access recreates a slice of the timeless musical catalog of Chicago, as well as staying true to the spirit of the original recordings.

Please join St. Kieran’s for these upcoming events:
Friday & Saturday, September 16 & 17 – North Country Quilt Show
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.

Venue contact: Denise Vallee,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)

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

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

Contact: Tim Dailey

Tarleton Castle Arts in Bath, NH

The dream for Tarleton Castle is to be a place for creation, of art in all its forms. Situated in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Castle will provide an inspiring home for artists of many mediums. Their activities will provide a base for teaching their art to the local children and the surrounding community.

August 6-14 - Inaugural Cob/Concrete Large Sculpture Workshop
Because of its mass, workability and low cost, cob/concrete sculpture it is an ideal choice for creating forms for concrete. The combination of the two gives the opportunity to create large scale sculptures at a modest cost. For this first annual Cob/Concrete workshop we are planning to build simple one part molds created in log bunks. The goal of this workshop is to bring together a group of artists who will create their own sculpture from cast concrete. It is an opportunity for the artists to build a significant piece and place it in the landscape of the Tarleton Castle property for viewing by everyone who visits. The sculptures will remain the property of the artists, but we ask that they be left at Tarleton Castle on view for two years.

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

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

For all arts/crafts classes, samples are displayed in the Showcase, preregistration is required and class size is limited. Crafters are encouraged to please bring standard craft tools to class, such as scissors, glue, glue gun, paint brushes, etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, May 30 - Center closed for Memorial Day

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

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

Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music

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

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

Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group

Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb

Thursdays, 12:45pm - Line Dancing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays, 11:30am - Live Music


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

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

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

Thursday, July 21, 7pm - Allagash Tails and Tales
An armchair canoe trip down New England's Premier "Wild and Scenic River" the Allagash, with Tim Caverly

Thursday, July 28, 7pm - "They Sawed up a Storm"
12 women hired by USFS to run Turkey Pond Sawmill and help clean up the 1938 Hurricane, with Sarah Smith, Author

Thursday, August 4, 7pm - Loon Rehabilitation, with Tiffany Grade, Squam Lakes Project Biologist

Thursday, August 11, 7pm - Tracking Ospreys, Movie & Live Osprey with Iain MacLeod

Thursday, August 18, 7pm - The Changing Nature of the North Woods, with Charlie Cogbill

Thursday, August 25, 6pm - Annual Meeting of Membership (public welcome)

Sunday, September 11, 1pm - Wildflower Walk, with Matt Peters
Meet at base parking lot

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 Museum
Thursdays, May-September, 2-4pm, and by appointment
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Laconia Savings Bank
22 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-2466

Features displays on various facets of life in Whitefield over the years. There is a wealth of information, along with thousands of photos, documents and other artifacts. Be sure to ask about membership in the Whitefield Historical Society -- your efforts can help preserve the heritage for future generations. Ongoing exhibits are also on display on the first floor of the Mountain View Grand year 'round and are updated periodically.

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

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

Live & On Screen at Rialto Theatre
Rialto Theatre
80 Main Street (Route 2), Lancaster (603) 788-FILMS (3456)

New entertainment every week, covering a vast array of genres, providing recent run movies and unique viewing alternatives by bringing back classics, vintage films and nontraditional entertainment.

Thursdays, through August 11, 9:30am - Summer Children's Theatre
Your kids will love the catchy original songs and wacky characters, all performed by the professional IMPACT actors from Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln. All the shows are appropriate for even the youngest in your family. Admission is free.
July 14 - Rapunzel
July 21 - The Velveteen Rabbit
July 28 - The Snow Queen
August 4 - Aladdin
August 11 - The Little Mermaid

PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am - Notch Talk

LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

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Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities Schedule
Saturdays, 11am-4pm
Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 37 Village Road, Town Square
Curious George Cottage, 7 Noon Peak Road (next to WV Elementary School)
Waterville Valley (603) 236-3308

The Margret and H.A. Rey Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys' spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding of and participation in art, science, and nature through programs for youth, adults and families. Activities are a mixture of art and science, the physical and intellectual, young and old, and ever-present curiosity: the foundation for a multi-generational center for learning and exploration. Check website for a full listing of happenings, including snowshoe hikes, full-moon ski trips and numerous hikes. There is no admission fee; donations gratefully accepted. Please preregister for events. Rey Center has numerous volunteer needs & opportunities - anyone who can lend a hand, can call or stop by the Rey Center.

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

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

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

Saturday, June 4, 9:30pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
The Reys chose Waterville Valley as their summer home because they loved the dark night sky. Join us for monthly stargazing nights at the H.A. Rey Observatory at the Curious George Cottage to observe the stars just like H.A. Rey used to do. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be your guide. "The Stars" and "Find the Constellations", two books about astronomy written by H.A. Rey, will be available to purchase. Bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. Donations are welcome.

Friday, June 10, 7pm – A Garden for Wildlife
Speaking for Wildlife presents their "A Garden for Wildlife: Natural Landscaping for a Better Backyard." Join us at Curious George Cottage and learn how anyone with a backyard, garden or landscaped area can help wildlife by altering their landscaping and gardening practices.

Saturdays, 10:30am - Curious George Cottage Open Hours
Immerse yourself in all things Curious George. Relax on a bean-bag chair, read your favorite Curious George stories, see original art work by the Reys, explore the Curious George Nature Trail and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.

Saturdays, 11am - Curious George Story Time
Pull up a bean-bag chair at the Rey Center to hear stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious George series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.

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

Saturdays, 4:30pm - Literary Discussion Group
Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Reading list at For adults

Call the Box Office at 745-2141 or visit the website to purchase

PO Box 1060 Lincoln, NH 03251

NCCA's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse & Children's Theatre
Jean's Playhouse
34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 745-2141

The North Country Center for the Arts presents professional Broadway musical shows, presented in alternating repertory, and IMPACT (Imagination and Music, Professional Artistry in Children's Theatre). Jean’s Playhouse also offers a limited year-round guest artist series of magicians, comedians and musicians.

On sale now, NCCA Gift Certificates are valid for any NCCA Productions, including Mainstage shows by the professional, award-winning Papermill Theatre company, community theatre shows by the Playhouse Players, and concert series shows that bring in musical guest artists from around the country. Gift Certificates may be ordered at the Jean's Playhouse Box Office (open Tuesday-Sunday, 3-6pm), over the phone, or online.
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

Broadway Bound Summer Camp
Register today for Broadway Bound Summer Camp, a one-week day camp for kids ages 7 to 15 at Jean’s Playhouse. This year’s camp runs Monday-Friday, August 8-12 from 9am-4pm, with a final performance for friends and family on Saturday, August 13 at 2pm. The theme of this year’s camp is PUPPETS, PAGEANTS AND PARADIDDLES. Courses include improvisation, arts and crafts, singing, dancing, acting, theatre games, and more. Classes are grouped by age and experience, and are taught by Papermill Theatre Company professional singers and actors. Please visit the website or call 745-6032 to register, and if you would like to apply for a camp scholarship.

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 for statewide location schedule. IMPACT is still looking for community sponsors to help underwrite this amazing program. Contact Christa Hollingsworth at 745-6032 or if you are interested in becoming part of the team that brings this free arts program to life.
July 18-23 - The Velveteen Rabbit
A little boy and his favorite toy, a stuffed rabbit sewn from velveteen, are best friends through good times and bad, but the rabbit never gives up on his dream of becoming real.
July 25-30 - The Snow Queen
When the Snow Queen’s evil forces take control of Kai, his best friend Gerda must use love to break the spell and bring him back to his normal happy self.
August 1-6 - Aladdin
With the help of a magic genie trapped inside an ancient lamp, a ne’er-do-well named Aladdin tries to rid his city of evil and become Sultan.
August 8-13 - The Little Mermaid
When a young mermaid first sees the world of humans above the surface of the water, she wants nothing more than to live like them…but at what cost?

Wednesdays, 2pm and Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm, July 14-30 - Godspell
The beloved classic Godspell is an eclectic blend of songs- including the international hit “Day by Day”- employed to bring Jesus’s messages of kindness, tolerance and love vibrantly to life.

Sunday, July 31, 2pm - Lobster/Steak Bake with The Knucklehedz
Entertainment is provided by The Knucklehedz, a live performance duo featuring long-time entertainers Jim Hollis and Paul Costley. They cover classic pop-rock-dance favorites, with the sixties and seventies as their specialty. Clam chowder is served at 2pm, with full meals following at 3pm. Choose from lobster or steak, surf & turf, or twin lobster dinners, plus sides like baked potato, corn on the cob, watermelon and more. Kid meals are available for the youngsters too. At the Pemi Base Camp, South Mountain, Loon, 63 Crooked Mountain Road, Lincoln. Ticket sales close Wednesday, July 27 at midnight.

Wednesdays, 2pm and Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm, August 4-20 - Avenue Q
Parents, leave the little ones at home when you join us for our summer season headliner, Avenue Q (rated R). A laugh-out-loud musical about a recent college grad who moves into an apartment all the way out on Avenue Q, where he meets several colorful types who help him discover his purpose in life. Avenue Q is an irreverent musical comedy partially told through actors using puppets; think: Sesame Street meets South Park.

Upcoming performances:
August 25-September 10 - Altar Boyz
A foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band from Ohio on the last night of their national ‘Raise the Praise’ tour
September 22-October 1 - Steel Magnolias
October 6-15 - On Golden Pond

Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251

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

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

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

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

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

On exhibit - Melody Gaudette

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

Friday, June 17, 6pm - Cookbook Club
This is a fun way to show off your cooking skills, and eat some great food. Stop by the Library select a recipe out of the chosen cookbook, and bring the finished product to the event. We provide utensils, cups and plates. Also meets July 15

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

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

Wednesdays, 2pm - Spanish Language Study Group

Thursdays, 3pm - Italian/French Language Study Group

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

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

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

Monday, May 30 - Center closed for Memorial Day

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

Contacts: President Dave Goldstone at (516) 592-1462 or
Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711

Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website

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Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & Classes
Open year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
39 Strawberry Hill, Bethlehem (603) 869-5465

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) has been a landmark destination in the North Country since the early 1900s. The 1888 building on Strawberry Hill was purchased by the congregation and established as a house of Jewish worship in 1920. The synagogue houses an extensive library and is presently working to establish a North Country Jewish Cultural Center to display the growing collection of Jewish artifacts.

Regular religious services are scheduled for each weekend, July through mid-October, and for all days of the High Holy Day season, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. In the summer BHC hosts a four-part classical concert series and at the Colonial Theatre, a four-part film festival with guest speakers.

Open in winter for holidays of Tu B’Shevat and Purim, and in May for annual community-wide Holocaust Remembrance Service. Religious school for children and classes for adults are also offered. Please visit the website for detailed information for all events, classes and religious services. All are open to the public; registration is required for classes. Available for weddings, bar/bat mitzvah services, baby-namings and other life cycle events.

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,

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,

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

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

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

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

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,

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

The Frost Place is a permanent home and museum for poets and poetry at Robert Frost's former homestead, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains. Enjoy the view from the front porch of Mount Lafayette and the Franconia Notch. Gaze at Robert Frost's autographed books and hand-written letters safely tucked under glass. And, see the Morris Chair in the front room where Frost sat and wrote his poems. Check out the interactive, multimedia timeline of Robert Frost's life on our website. Learn about the milestones that led the legendary poet 'North of Boston' at
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.

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

Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 7:30pm - Evening Reading Series
This summer we're going to fill the air with the voices of many incredible poets--listen for them floating out of Robert Frost's barn and over the White Mountains. All readings are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, July 12, 8pm - Poetry Reading: Rose McLarney, Matthew Olzmann and Martha Rhodes
Wednesday, July 13, 8pm - Poetry Reading: Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Maudelle Driskell
Friday, July 15, 8pm - Poetry Reading: Conference on Poetry Participants

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

Monday-Friday, August 1-5, 7:30pm - Evening Reading Series
This summer we're going to fill the air with the voices of many incredible poets--listen for them floating out of Robert Frost's barn and over the White Mountains. All readings are free and open to the public.
Monday, August 1, 8pm - Poetry Reading: Cleopatra Mathis
Tuesday, August 2, 8pm - Poetry Reading: Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Farris
Wednesday, August 3, 8pm - Poetry Reading: Tiana Clark (Chapbook Fellow) and Rose McClarney (Dartmouth Poet in Residence)
Thursday, August 4, 8pm - Poetry Reading: Patrick Donnelly and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
Friday, August 5, 8pm - Poetry Reading: Poetry Seminar Participants

Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & Events
Saturdays, through October 29, 1-4pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000 or 823-5977

The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. The antique farm equipment is on display in the side yard any time, as is the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. There is no admittance fee, although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.

Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain display, Guest Houses of Yesteryear, antique farm equipment and Iron Furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school.

New Exhibit - The Grange: A Voice for the Farmers
The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was founded in 1867. Here in Franconia, Lafayette Grange #208 organized in 1875, disbanded in 1879, re-organized in 1894 and remained active for the next 94 years. Maxine Aldrich of Sugar Hill, an active Grange member since the age of 16, recently donated several boxes of artifacts pertaining to the Grange. With this donation, combined with writings and mementos from the Sarah N. Welch collection, volunteers at the Museum have created a mock Grange assembly room plus exhibits featuring the Grange's history and impact on society.

Also new for 2016... a photographic display on the repair and renovation of Franconia's Dow Clock and Tower

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

Serving the communities of Littleton, Lyman, Lisbon, Landaff, Sugar Hill, Monroe, Easton, Franconia, Bethlehem - check the website for a full listing of activities.
Do you need a comfortable area for your card group to meet? Do you host a ladies' afternoon in your home but your living room is getting too crowded? The Senior Center has many afternoons that are open for drop-in style socializing. Call for details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Littleton Needleworkers - Call for details

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

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

MT. WASHINGTON VALLEY (including western Maine, Tamworth & Freedom)

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

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

Select Thursdays, through August 25, 6pm - Shape Note Singing

Alternate Mondays, through August 29, 6pm - Woman Writers

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

An award-winning, full service music center offering new & used instruments (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

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 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, May 8 - Cold River Radio Show

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

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

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 (

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

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
June 24 - The Ugly Duckling
July 1 - Hansel and Gretel
July 8 - Jack and the Beanstalk
July 15 - Rapunzel
July 22 - The Velveteen Rabbit
July 29 - The Snow Queen
August 5 - Aladdin
August 12 - The Little Mermaid

Cindy Russell, Executive Director
Cell Phone: (603) 986-5015

Arts Jubilee Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, 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

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

July 21 - Old Friends: Remembering Simon & Garfunkel
Old Friends is a stunning recreation of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1981 concert in Central Park – one of the largest and most beloved concerts of all time. This upbeat show will take the audience back in time to that cool September night in New York City when Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel reunited to present the many songs that have made Simon & Garfunkel one of the most successful and beloved artists of all time. Complete with a full 8 piece backup band, Nick and Jason’s warm blending harmonies and crisp guitar work recreate the sound, look and feel of this legendary duo in their most famous performance ever.
Early Concert: Mountain Top Music Center High School students from the Jam Band Intensive & Vocal Intensive Music Camps - Be sure to come early and support our Mt. Washington Valley's Community Music School

July 28 - Music of the '60s with the Mellow Yellow Band
Come to Cranmore for a trip back in time - those days may be over, but the music - and the spirit - live on. The Mellow Yellow Experience is a five-piece, happily stuck-in-the-'60s band, mixing unbridled affection for the psychedelic era including a pair of go-go dancers to create a fun, all-senses-awake musical ride in the wayback machine. Every song will bring back memories – your first date, your first car, graduation and more. Younger viewers will get a glimpse back to a far out, fascinating musical era when pop songs reigned supreme.
Early Concert: Bennett & Perkins, with Taylor Whiteside
A unique blend of harmonies and guitars, Kathy Bennett & Thom Perkins perform original songs with powerful lyrics and melodies, coupled with exceptionally strong vocals and guitar playing. Joining them on fiddle & mandolin is New England folk favorite Taylor Whiteside.

August 4 - Boogie Blues Night
WMWV’s Roy Prescott of “The Blues Summit” will MC on the Arts Jubilee stage, introducing “Boogie Blues” showcasing blues, roots rock and soul, featuring the award-winning high-octane boogie piano and soulful vocals of Victor Wainwright, backed by one of the most gifted bands on the scene... the WildRoots. A crowd pleaser with soul to spare, Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic honky-tonk performer with the WildRoots. Their new album ("Boom Town") debuted on Top 10 Billboard, and they've taken the top awards this year at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis.
Early Concert: Kelly Karuzis Band, whose music styles vary from Rhythm and Blues, Rock & Roll to Old and New Country, giving them a unique and high-energy style that all ages can enjoy.

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.
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 Gallery
Thursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050

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

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

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

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

Jackson Art Studio & Gallery, Classes and Exhibits
Gallery 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:

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, July 15, 6pm - Paint your Pet
Friday, July 22, 6pm - Spring Walk
Saturday, July 23, 6pm - Starry Night Over the Mountains
Sunday, July 24, 6pm - Abstract Heart
Wednesday, July 27, 6pm - Birds on a Wire
Friday, July 29, 6pm - Sunflower
Saturday, July 30, 1pm - Moonlight Firefly
Friday, August 5, 6pm - Mt Washington with Pine Trees

Saturdays, July 16 OR August 6, 9am – Beginner Plein Air Painting
Learn to paint outside with this all-day art class. Through demonstration and individual attention in oils, students will learn how to distill the important information from their observation and translate it onto the canvas. All supplies are provided.

Monday-Friday, July 18-23, 9am - Five Day 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.

Monday-Wednesday, July 25-27, 6:30pm – Beginner Landscape Painting: Coastal Scenes
In this 3 consecutive night painting workshop, beginner students will learn how to paint a coastal scene in either oils or acrylics.

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 Events
368 Drake Hill Road (off Route 16), Albany (between Chocorua & Conway) (603) 447-2280

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

Enjoy summertime pleasures while promoting peace and social justice through education and dialogue, inspired by nature. Daily possibilities include fascinating program presentations, opportunities to play, be creative, hike, bike and explore. The full 2016 summer calendar is now available at

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

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

Wednesday, July 13, 10am - Beyond the Facts: Fiction for Justice
Fiction can entice readers to consider social justice issues in fresh ways. In this workshop with novelist/activist Ellen Meeropol, we will play with ways to move beyond the headlines and slogans and surprise ourselves. We will create characters, write short scenes, and share our work with each other.

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

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

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

Saturday, July 23, 7:30pm - Owens Brothers Band
An original mix of moving, danceable songs with a socially conscious bite. Chris, Geoffrey and Millard Owns, with Barry Kornhauser.

Saturday, August 6, 7:30pm - Sol y Canto!
Latin roots music to soothe and change the world

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.

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.

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

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

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

Through July - Find Waldo Local Campaign
At White Birch Books and other locally owned businesses, participants follow a scavenger hunt through the town's business districts on a search for the elusive, red-and-white-stripe wearing picture book character. Shoppers who spot Waldo at participating local businesses in July become eligible for prizes throughout the month. The celebration then concludes with a closing ceremony or wrap-up party at White Birch Books on August 3. Participants will get a "bingo" card with all of the participating businesses listed and can get started from the bookstore anytime throughout the month.

Sunday, July 10, 7pm - Cold River Radio Show Live with Pat Altomare, author of "Not Just A Recipe" at Theater in the Woods
Altomare shares entertaining stories, proven recipes, and time-tested wisdom sure to please home cooks passionate about creating memories and delicious meals in their own kitchens. The Cold River Radio Show is a quintessential old-time radio show featuring exclusively New England based artists, performers, authors and storytellers. Tickets on sale at White Birch Books

Thursday, July 14, 7pm - Mystery Book Club discusses "Killer Instinct" by Zoe Sharp
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.

Saturday, July 16, 2pm - Author Afternoon with Grannie Snow, author of "The Silas Series"

Thursday, July 28, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Group discusses "Dietland" by Sarai Walker
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.

Eric Rollnick, partner-artist 603 447 5107

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

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

PLYMOUTH AREA (including Center Sandwich & Campton)

The Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUB
Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219

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

Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub

July 15, September 23 & November 4 - Cindy Duchin & Friends
July 22 - Anna Trevor
July 29 - Tom Bartlett
August 5, October 28 & December 16 - Doug Hazard
August 12 - TBA
August 19 & November 18 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
August 26 & November 25 - Starlight Honeys
September 9 - Audrey Drake
September 16 & December 9 - Jill Ducsai
September 30 - Peter Heimlich
October 7 & November 11 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
October 14 - Paul Hubert

Rebecca Boyden, Executive Director

Mailing address:
Advice To The Players
PO Box 38
Center Sandwich, NH 03227

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

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

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

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 and sign up at

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.
July 13 - Lulu Henle and Friends: Doug Hazard, Dick Hodges & Roger Sorlien
Don’t miss this evening of folk, traditional, maybe even a gospel song or two
July 20 - Joyful Noise, An Evening with Lindsay Roberts
Accompanied by pianist Tamar Greene, performing Broadway favorites
July 27 - Eve Goss, classical piano and Carolyn & Chris Boldt, Sea Songs
August 3 - The Bearcamp Trio, classical
August 10 - Frank Paine, Art Songs from U.S. & Brazil, accompanied by Allan DiBiase, piano
August 17 - Trish Jackson, pop and jazz vocal, accompanied by David Young, bass
August 24 - The Treble Makers, Songs from Shakespeare’s Time
August 31 - String Equinox, featuring Beverly Woods and Shana Aisenberg

Friday-Sunday, July 15-24 - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]
Three actors play hundreds of roles in 36 plays (or is it 38?) by William Shakespeare, all in less than two hours. This hilarious tour de force performance is side-splittingly irreverent, bawdy & bold -- we're sure Billy "The Upstart Crow" Shakespeare would have loved it.
July 15-17, 3pm - Outside at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse Amphitheatre, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith
July 22-24, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm - Inside at the Sandwich Town Hall Theatre, 8 Maple Street, Sandwich

August 4-14 - The Tempest
Shakespeare's last play is a tale of magic, revenge and love. Join us as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy with the play many consider his farewell to the theatre.
Thursday-Sunday, August 4-7 and Wednesday & Thursday, August 10 & 11, 5:30pm - Outside at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 7 Wentworth Hill Road/Route 109, Sandwich
August 12-14, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm - Inside at the Sandwich Town Hall Theatre, 8 Maple Street, Sandwich

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.

General information about events at PSU is available at

Public Building Hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm and Saturday/Sunday, 12noon–6pm

PSU and Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & Events
Box Office: Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm and one hour prior to performances
Plymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869

Contact the Silver Center Box Office for tickets to all Silver Center events; use the specific PSU contact email for the particular PSU event for information and attendance at PSU events.

Plymouth State University courses & events:

PSU is offering several graduate-level courses, including an online course, leading to a Certificate in Historic Preservation. For more information and to register, call 535-2636 or visit

Interested in earning your masters in Integrated Arts? PSU offers an M.Ed in Integrated Arts for classroom teachers, visual arts and music teachers and all those who believe in the power of the arts. Also offered is a CAGS in Arts Leadership and Learning for those more advanced in their careers who already hold a masters degree but wish to further develop their abilities in the arts, learning and leadership. Contact Dr. Trish Lindberg, Coordinator, at to schedule a meeting time to discuss your options.

Silver Center for the Arts events:
Call or visit the box office for a greater choice of seats and fewer fees, or buy online. Gift certificates available

Mondays, July 11 & August 1 and Tuesday, July 25, 7:30pm - New Hampshire Music Festival Wolfeboro Chamber Concert Series
Presented at Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro; tickets available at the Silver Center box office

Tuesdays, July 12, 19 & 26 and August 2, 7:30pm - New Hampshire Music Festival Chamber Concert Series
Presented at Smith Recital Hall

Thursdays, through August 11, 2pm - Summer Children's Theatre
Kids will love the catchy original songs and wacky characters, all performed by the professional IMPACT actors from Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln. All the shows are appropriate for even the youngest in the family. Tickets are available now at the Box Office, by phone, or anytime at the website.
July 14 - Rapunzel
Can true love conquer all when Rapunzel’s beautiful long hair is cut short, her dashing prince goes blind, and both are cast out into the deep, dark wilderness?
July 21 - The Velveteen Rabbit
A little boy and his favorite toy, a stuffed rabbit sewn from velveteen, are best friends through good times and bad, but the rabbit never gives up on his dream of becoming real.
July 28 - The Snow Queen
When the Snow Queen’s evil forces take control of Kai, his best friend Gerda must use love to break the spell and bring him back to his normal happy self.
August 4 - Aladdin
With the help of a magic genie trapped inside an ancient lamp, a ne’er-do-well named Aladdin tries to rid his city of evil and become Sultan.
August 11 - The Little Mermaid
When a young mermaid first sees the world of humans above the surface of the water, she wants nothing more than to live like them…but at what cost?

Thursdays, through August 4, 7:30pm - New Hampshire Music Festival Classics Series
Presented at Hanaway Theatre
July 14 - Brazilian Impressions
July 21 - Composer Portrait: David Amram
July 28 - Ein deutsches Requiem
August 4 - Slavic Icons

Saturday, July 23, 10am - New Hampshire Music Festival Free Family Concert
Presented Hanaway Theatre

Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior Center
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or 536-9639 or 536-2090

Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome. Serving: Ashland, Campton, Ellsworth, Holderness, Lincoln, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth and Woodstock

Tuesday, August 2, 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

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.

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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Mail: PO Box 417, Center Sandwich, NH 03227

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

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

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

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Jessica Harris, Administrative Assistant

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

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

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

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

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

Monday July 18, 7pm - Nepal Adventure
Local legend Jim Shimberg spent time this past year volunteering to help cleanup up years of damage left by previous adventurers in Napal. Hear about this trip and much more, as the always entertaining and charismatic Jim educates and entertains. With almost 30 years of climbing experience, Jim has guided throughout North America and the world, including trips to Iceland, Peru, Bulgaria, The Czech Republic, China, Scotland, Thailand and Canada. Jim has climbed in Alaska since 1987, with 7 expeditions to Denali, Mt Hunter, Mt Huntington, and other great peaks. "Shim" has many first ascents on ice, rock and mixed terrain to his credit. Called the "Custodian of Cannon Cliff", Jim has cleared loose rock, developed trails and repaired poor anchors on the huge east face of Cannon Cliff in Franconia Notch for over 20 years. In addition, Shim is a Mountain Rescue Service "A" Team Member and participates in technical rescues throughout the White Mountains. He is also a Wilderness First Responder, and continues classes in medical training and rescue seminars. Check out his web site at Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, August 6 - Heritage Day Celebration
7:15am registration/8:15am start - 8th Annual Campton Community Spirit Run 5K Road Race
Entry forms available at, or on race day at the start/finish line at the corner of Routes 175 & 49 in Campton
9am - Campton Congregational Church Breakfast
They will also have a bake sale, arts & crafts display and yard sale. Contact the Church at 536-2536 for details.
Demonstrations: Bee Keeping with Jim Stafursky, Chair Caning with Jackie Dearborn, Antique Bread Making with Priscilla Whitney
Live Music: Jackie Lee, The Thompson Trio, Matt Smart and Ian Soderberg
Food: Campton/Thornton Fire Department BBQ, Bean Hole Bake and Ice Cream Social
Kids Activities led by Campton Parks and Recreation
Vendors & Crafters (contact 536-3745 or
Silent Auction – ski tickets, golf, antiques, restaurant gift certificates, and lots more….to help raise funds for CHS projects.

Upcoming events:
September 24 - Cemetery History Walk
December 4 - Community Holiday Concert and Cookie Swap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mondays, July 11 & 25 and August 8, 7pm - Community Knitters
All ages and levels of expertise are welcome. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (usually, call to confirm). Contact: Nancy Conklin, (603) 707-6024

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 18, 7:30pm - Sky Watch
Join us for a presentation by the NH Astronomical Society before we go outside to star gaze. Registration requested

Tuesday, July 19, 2pm - 3D Doodlers (grade 4+)
Create designs with our 3D Doodler Pens. Limited to 10; registration required

Wednesday, July 20, 1pm - Design Your Own Board Game (grade 1+)
Imagine and design your own board game. Parental help required for younger children; registration requested

Alternate Thursdays, 5:30pm - Teen Night
For 6th grade and up; bring a snack to share
July 21 - Outside Games at Fox Park
August 4 - Mario Cart Competition and Other Wii games
August 11 - Minute to Win It!

Friday, July 22, 6pm - Locked in the Library
Enter your name to be selected to be locked in the Library. We will do arts and crafts, play games and sleep in the Library. Pick up 8am Saturday; for kids entering 2nd grade-5th grade only

Mondays, July 25 and August 8, 1pm - Lego Open Play
Calling all LEGO engineers... come build and display a project. Ages 5+

Tuesday, July 26, 3pm - Backyard Olympics at Fox Park
Preschool-grade 2; registration required

Wednesday, July 27, 3pm - Backyard Olympics at Fox Park
Grade 3-5; registration requested

Thursday, July 28, 4pm - Kids, Books and the Arts: Comedy-Juggling Show
All ages come see ball-spinning, plate balancing and more. Bryson Lang is “the cure for the common show.” Registration requested

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

Monday, August 1, 2pm - Mr. Lemoncello's Library Scavenger Hunt
Re-create the fun of Chris Grabenstein’s book "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library" (registration required).

Tuesday, August 2, 2pm - Fairy Houses at Fox Park (registration required)

Wednesday, August 3, 3pm - Sports Crafts
Make sports themed crafts (registration required).

Thursday, August 4, 2pm - Mario Kart Competition
Test your skills in Mario Kart. Registration required; grade 2+

Saturday, August 6, 11am - Drop in Crafts

Monday, August 8, 6:30pm - Pajama Storytime
Wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal.

Wednesday, August 10, 2pm - Recycled Jump Ropes/Jump Rope Competition
Craft a recycled jump rope out of plastic bags, then test your skills and see if you can get your heart rate going. Registration required

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

Thursday, August 11, 12:30pm - Maker Space Toys!
Come play with our tech toys - LittleBits, Snap Circuits and more...

Friday, August 12, 11am - Survivors Picnic
This event is pot-luck; please sign up a dish to share. We will hand out certificates and prizes for those who have reached their goals (which will all be available at the Library through the first week in September, if you're unable to attend the picnic) Registration required

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

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

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

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

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

The Museum of the White Mountains preserves and promotes the history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provide unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving students, researchers and the public. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours (handicap accessible). Please call Libby Griffiths or email her at 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, July 20, 5pm - Lucy Crawford: A Living History Presentation
Lucy Crawford’s 1845 "History of the White Mountains" was the first book published about the White Mountains. It chronicles the Crawford family’s 50-year effort to introduce the visiting public to the wonders and beauty of the White Mountains and has been described as “perhaps the most important book ever published about the White Mountains of New Hampshire.” Join living history portrayer Dijit Taylor for Lucy’s stories of life in the mountains, punctuated by birth and death, love and betrayal, road and trail building, and associated disasters.

Wednesday, August 3, 6:30pm - Hike Like It's 1915!
What was it like to hike in New England one hundred years ago? Look no further for answers than Appalachian Mountain Club Archivist, Becky Fullerton. During the summer AMC huts season of 2015, she hiked like it was 1915, in celebration of the centennial of the Lakes of the Clouds Hut. Through photos, video and anecdotes, she’ll talk about the joys and sorrows of hiking in wool knickerbockers, receiving funny looks on the trail, and the history of hiking equipment, food and fashions.


Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & Events
Bristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395

Serving communities of Bristol, Alexandria, Bridgewater, Hebron and Groton

Alternate Tuesdays, 9am - Craft Group
First & third Tuesdays of each month

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing

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

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

Select Fridays, 10am - Suite Notes Recorder Group