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March 25 - April 08
|COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)|
Errol Heritage Commission Historical DisplayMonday, 9-11am; Tuesday, 5-7:30pm; Thursday 8:30-11am
Errol Town Hall (first floor)
33 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3884 (Deb Freedman)
The public is invited to enjoy an old photo display, a peek into the rich historic past of the area.
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.
Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents...Great North Woods Committee for the Arts
Various locations, including Tillotson Center at 14 Carriage Lane (next to the post office, Route 26) in Colebrook
(603) 246-8998 or (603) 237-9302
Presenting the communities of the Great North Woods with opportunities to experience the musical, cultural and performing arts.
GNWCA at the Country Club Concert Series
Diverse shows, hosted by GNWCA offer something for everyone: Canadian folk, good old rock and roll, foot-stompin' bluegrass and a St. Patrick's Day Celtic music bash. The Colebrook Country Club is located at 15 Abenaki Lane in Colebrook (237-5566).
Wednesday, April 5, 7pm - The Bookends
These two talented musicians from England will be starting their first U.S. tour here in Colebrook when they celebrate the music of beloved American folk-rock performers Simon and Garfunkel. The duo is authorized by Simon and Garfunkel to perform their songbook of tunes we all remember from the 1960s and ’70s and their sound is uncanny. From “Scarborough Fair” to “Mrs. Robinson,” all the tunes are here faithfully recreated.
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 Facebook, the website or call.
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsSelect venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-9302
The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is a "grass-roots" organization consisting of visual artists and artisans from the Great North Woods region. The mission of the group is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Southeastern Quebec. Members are able to participate in exhibits, receive reimbursement for conducting workshops, and be involved with other art-related activities sponsored by CRAG. Artists and artisans (photographers, quilters, wood carvers, basket makers, jewelers, etc.) wanting to exhibit should visit the website or call (802) 266-3687. Various workshops offered - check website or call for details.
Artists of the month exhibiting, featuring Felicia Howe at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), Steve Bissionnette at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Heidi Pratt is exhibiting at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. CRAG members Rachel O'Meara, Jane Baribeau, Michele Daniels, Linda Tase, Barbara Nedd and Francine Bigney are exhibiting their works of art the Interpretive Center in the NH Welcome Center just north of Colebrook. Additionally, CRAG members display at the CRAG Gallery at Fiddleheads in Colebrook. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or email@example.com; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.
Exhibiting through April 7 - Concentrating On The Outside
Join CRAG as we celebrate our newest exhibit "Concentrating On The Outside" in the CRAG Gallery at Fiddleheads, 110 Main Street, Colebrook. The themed exhibits challenge the artists and artisans, and the ever changing exhibits bring fresh art to the public. The public is encouraged to come and view the works on display (and for sale) and to get to know the personal interpretations and inspirations behind the pieces by attending CRAG members.
Exhibiting through April 15 - Better Guerin, at the Tillotson Center
"The images I have in this exhibit are those that I wanted to tell a story about, and additionally to encourage people to go outside their comfort zones and explore. Whether it be around the state or around the world, there is beauty, culture, people and unique places to experience."
Saturday, March 18, 10am - CRAG is sponsoring a jewelry wire wrap class at the fire station in Pittsburg. There is a charge for materials. Class size is limited, so sign up early by contacting Deb Sargent at 538-6678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Select Thursdays, 6pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.
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Tillotson Center for the ArtsClosed Mondays/Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 1-3pm
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-art facility for concerts, plays, movies, dances and community events. The Center is also available for weddings, family reunions, meetings and other rentals.
Exhibiting through April 15 - Every Picture Tells a Story: A Photo Journal Exhibit
CRAG member Better Guerin's photos depict an assortment of moods and places. Photography captures a moment in time, and each time the viewer looks at a particular photo, it evokes a memory. Bette's photos show that diversity in language, culture, landscapes, art and food actually brings people together and enriches them as individuals. Hosted by Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG), admission to the Gallery is free.
Thursday, March 23, 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm) - Telling Our Stories
A multi-school, community event celebrating young voices of the North Country, with readings, displays of student work, Q&A. Meet children's/young adult authors N. Griffin, Erin E. Moulton, Tamara Ellis Smith and more. Educators, children, families and neighbors are welcome. A project of the Vermont College of Fine Arts Young Writers Network and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, find more information at www.aannh.org
Saturday, March 25, 2pm - Tillotson Center’s Family Movie Series: Moana
Saturday, April 1, 2pm and Sunday, April 2, 1pm - Colebrook Rec Dept. Drama Club presents The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Saturday, April 8, 7pm - Cold Chocolate
Americana band with a unique sound that fuses bluegrass and folk with a dash of funk
Wednesday, April 19, 7pm - Sofia Talvik
Swedish musician and singer/songwriter, whose music often blends elements of folk and pop
Friday, April 21, 7pm - Shadows Fall North
A documentary presented by UNH Center for the Humanities, focusing on the recovery of Black history in New Hampshire. Admission: Free
Thursday, April 27, 7pm - The Northeast by Eastern, Film & Music by Sumner McKane
A film, history and live music combine to illustrate a way of life from a simpler, more patient, yet enterprising American era. Live Music by Sumner McKane & Josh Robbins; presented by the Colebrook Area Historical Society
Advance tickets are available at the Tillotson Center Box Office, online at www.tillotsoncenter.org, as well as at the door
|GORHAM & BERLIN AREA|
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Randolph Public Library EventsMonday & Wednesday, 3-8pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-12noon
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408
Monday, March 27, 10am - Mildred Horton Book Group
Come on the fourth Monday of the month and bring a friend.
All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.
Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham NotchSaturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2721
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.
March 4, 8pm - Stars Above the Notch: Astronomy at Pinkham Notch
Join Dr. Doug Arion, Director of the Carthage Institute of Astronomy, who will give a presentation on the intricate and fascinating connections between life on earth and the history and phenomena of the universe around us. Learn about the amazing sequence of events that led to the formation of the solar system and the earth, and how we have come to understand what we are and why we are here. Following the presentation weather permitting, there will be observing through telescopes.
Fridays, March 24 & 31, 8pm - It's Friday Flicks night, with an interesting film for your enjoyment
Saturday, March 25 - Wild Utah: America's Red Rock Wilderness, with Travis Hammill from the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Saturday, April 1 - Taken by Storm, 1938: The Science and History of the Great New England Hurricane
The ’38 Hurricane is considered the most powerful and deadliest hurricane in recent New England history, and Plymouth State University Associate Meteorology Professor Dr. Lourdes Avilés has authored a book, "Taken by Storm, 1938: A Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England Hurricane," that provides a comprehensive picture of a devastating weather event that impacted millions of lives. Join Dr. Aviles for a fascinating presentation, offered in cooperation with the American Meteorological Society.
Saturday, April 8 - Thirty Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England
A hurricane will never surprise us again. But that is just what happened to the people of Long Island and New England on September 21, 1938. Join author Stephen Long as he chronicles how the hurricane of ‘38 transformed New England, bringing about social and ecological changes that can still be observed these many decades later.
Saturday, April 15 - Intrepid Descent
This documentary captures the classic backcountry skiing experience of Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington and explores the rich history of the ravine, which has been home to triumph and tragedy since the early 1920s. A present day narrative takes viewers from the daunting hike and climb up the Ravine to the exhilarating descent over the lip, while interviews with experts, meteorologists, and rare historical footage provide a broad and dynamic view of Tuckerman’s. A classic man-versus-nature story, Intrepid Descent pays homage both to the mountain and to the individuals who dare to pursue their passion
Saturday, April 22 - Legends of American Skiing: Celebrating the 73rd Anniversary of the Inferno
Join film producer Rick Moulton before the showing of "Legends of American Skiing." This lecture and film fall on the 73th Anniversary of the 1939 Inferno. The film depicts Toni Matt's legendary feat of Schussing the Headwall to win the race by more than a minute. The 1939 Inferno can be looked back upon as the last Big Mountain Downhill Race in America and certainly the last in the North East.
Saturday, April 29 - The History and Science of Hurricanes
Hurricanes have had a profound influence on the history of regions as diverse as the Caribbean and Japan. In this talk, Professor Kerry Emanuel (Lorenz Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will describe how hurricanes have altered the course of history and the effects they have had on nature and on human society, leading into a discussion of just what they are, how they develop and thrive in the tropics, and how we go about forecasting them today. The effect of climate change in these fascinating storms will be the final topic of the evening. This presentation is offered in cooperation with the American Meteorological Society.
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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Music in the Great North WoodsVenues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or (603) 326-3242 (information)
Music in the Great North Woods promotes and supports classical music in New Hampshire's North Country in new, as well as existing, venues. During the summer months, the non-profit organization sponsors a Master Organ Recital series and the Big Moose Bach Fest, with visiting musicians of international stature. Call, visit the website or email for detailed schedules and more information. Events are open to the public free of charge, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.
St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural HeritageSt. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-12noon & 1-4:30pm and Friday, 9am-12noon
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1028
Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets available in advance (at the Center's office or online) or at the door the night of the performance. St. Kieran's will hold reserved seating for our membership and loyalty card holders until 1:50pm, at which time space will be opened. General seating is on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited, by fire code, to about 250 audience members. Loyalty cards available. For more information about our Seven to Save project, please contact the Arts Center.
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. 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.
Exhibiting through April - Edward Solar
Mr. Solar's exhibit, being housed at St. Kieran's, includes a variety of items from his personal collection: a wooden reindeer, a moose antler depicting a carved nature scene, wooden plates and bowls, jewelry, pens, oil paintings, woven baskets, stained glass and a multitude of other items adorning virtually the entire space. The exhibit includes a large wood carving of a carousel horse, a 10-year project which holds a special place in Mr. Solar's heart.
Wednesday, March 15, 7pm - Low Lily, with John Whelan
The string and vocal trio Low Lily explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar and mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary. Those in attendance will get a sneak preview of the many prizes and auction items which will be featured at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser held at the Town & Country Inn & Resort.
Thursday, March 16, 6pm - St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Auction Fundraiser
Time to take our your green clothing and pretend that you're Irish for just one evening to show your support for St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts. This annual social event serves as a major fundraiser which supports the center’s efforts to provide a broad variety of programs throughout the year, as well as to maintain the historic building in which it thrives. Held at the Town & Country Inn & Resort in Shelburne, NH. Guests can view the various raffle prizes and auction items on our website that will be going up for bid, with a tasty meal prepared with Tender Labnon.
Leslie Morrissette, a member of Berlin Jazz, is working hard to raise money to purchase an AED unit for the arts center. If anyone would care to donate to that cause, please send donations in c/o Leslie Morrissette (payable to St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts). Programming at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts is made possible by the support of community corporate sponsors, the NH State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, The Wyman Family Fund and The Doris Benz Trust.
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Events at Gorham's Medallion Opera House & Town HappeningsGorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322 x3
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.
Saturday, March 18, 1:30pm - Arts Alliance of Northern NH presents Burlington Taiko Group and its Sensei Stuart Paton, bringing this heart-pounding, powerful and exciting form of ancient Japanese drumming. The rhythms, the dancing, and the brilliant colors are all especially engaging and compelling for children and young adults. If you wish to attend a ticketed event but are unable to pay the fee, please come as our guest or pay whatever you can.
Saturday, March 18, 7:30pm - Guitarist: Peppino D'Augustino
A native of Italy, D’Agostino has made his considerable international mark as a musical artist on the guitar since he arrived in America 31years ago. The readers of Guitar Player voted him Best Acoustic Guitarist, and Acoustic Guitar’s People’s Choice Awards graced him with a Bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time for his release “Every Step of The Way”. His signature Seagull acoustic guitar has been voted among the ten best signature guitars by Guitar Player magazine.
Peppino gives guitar workshops, master classes and seminars worldwide. Top leading publishers such as Truefire, Alfred Publishing, Hal Leonard and Acoustic Guitar Magazine have published his compositions and instructional methods. To date Peppino has recorded 18 CD’s and performed in over thirty countries in concert halls and international festivals. He has shared the stage with such greats as Larry Carlton, Eric Johnson, Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Martin Taylor, Roland Dyens, David Tanenbaum and many more.
Sundays, 2pm and Mondays & Thursdays, 6pm - Gorham Players
Schedule subject to change
|HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)|
Haverhill Historical Society EventsBy appointment
Haverhill Historical Society's Kimball Store Museum
58 Court Street, Haverhill (603) 989-5953
All lectures are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at Ladd Street School, 880 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10, at the corner of County Road), Haverhill.
Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm
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, March 9, 9:30am - Floral Arranging, with Jane
Thursday, March 23, 1pm - Craft Class: Paper Boxes, with Eileen Daly
Monday, March 27, 1pm - Sign Language, with Scott and Clare
Don't miss out on this fun chance to learn together, and everyone is welcome.
Tuesdays, May 2-June 20, 1pm - Working with Clay, with teaching artist Elizabeth Cornell Wilkin (Black Iris Studio)
Presented as part of the Experience Arts series, co-sponsored by Grafton County Senior Citizen Council, Inc and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, participants (55 and older) will use a variety of hand-building techniques and ceramic tools to create work inspired by nature, and will also collaborate on a group project. Artful Aging programs are intended to inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share arts in ways that are novel, complex, and socially engaging. No experience is necessary - only the passion to learn something new and to challenge yourself through an arts medium. Sign up by phone or in person at Horse Meadow; you can also register online at www.experiencearts.org, where you can read more about the "Experience Arts" program. This free class is made possible through the national Seeding Artful Aging Initiative of Aroha Philanthropies, with additional support from the Coach Family Foundation. Donations to support and sustain the program will be gratefully accepted.
Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music
Mondays, 12:30pm - Designers' Place: Hearts & Hands Quilters
Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group
Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb
Share your passion for paints or come to be inspired. All levels welcome
Thursdays, 12:45pm - Line Dancing
Monroe Consolidated School Events77 Woodsville Road
Monroe (603) 638-2800
Orford Senior CenterCongregational Church
Dartmouth College Highway, Orford (603) 353-9107
You never know what might be happening at the Orford Senior Center, but you can be assured that the Tuesday lunch will be delicious and most likely there will be a neat program as well. It may be the local elementary school jazz band, a reading by an author or a talk by a local celebrity.
Tuesdays, 11:30am - Live Music
|LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA|
Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer ProgramsWednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm (through October 10) Also open Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
200 Weeks State Park Road (off Route 3), Lancaster (603) 788-4004
Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, John Wingate Weeks Historic Site's house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at 4pm.
All programs held on Thursdays at 7pm (unless otherwise noted), in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.
Whitefield Historical Society MuseumThursdays, May-September, 2-4pm, and by appointment
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Laconia Savings Bank
22 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-2466
Features displays on various facets of life in Whitefield over the years. There is a wealth of information, along with thousands of photos, documents and other artifacts. Be sure to ask about membership in the Whitefield Historical Society -- your efforts can help preserve the heritage for future generations. Ongoing exhibits are also on display on the first floor of the Mountain View Grand year 'round and are updated periodically.
Jefferson Historical Society Museum & ProgramsSunday & Thursday, June-October, 1-5pm, and by appointment
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372
Housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course, the eclectic collection of artifacts reflects the town's rural history. Exhibits include the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Landslide, the Waumbek Hotel, old tools, photographs and memorabilia.
PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584
The Colonel Town Players of LancasterLancaster Town Hall
25 Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788-4827
Since starting in the early 1970s, the Colonel Town Players have continuously produced shows, usually with a Fall musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional reviews and cabarets. The company is always open to new members - actors, directors, technical-folks - anyone who enjoys theatre.
Coming in late winter - Gershwin Favorites and more: A Cabaret
Appalachian Mountain Club Programs in Crawford NotchAppalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-4453
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts. AMC evening programs are free and open to the public.
|LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)|
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Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities ScheduleFriday-Sunday , 10:30am-3pm
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.
Exhibiting at the Curious George Cottage - Local Artist Deb Hurley's Artwork
Three series of work are being shown: Ponds, The Kitchen Series, and Rivers & Rocks
Saturday, March 25, 7pm - 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. Bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. Donations are welcome.
Monday, April 3 - Deadline: Applications for 2017 Summer Artist in Residence Program
Professional and emerging artists have an opportunity to pursue and share their art and artistic process while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Through the Artist in Residence program, The Rey Center will provide a space and platform for the artist to work, and create the spark that ignites him or her and the entire community to embrace the arts as an essential part of daily life.
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 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, 4:30pm - Literary Discussion Group
Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Reading list at www.thereycenter.org/literary-discussion-group.html. For adults
Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & LecturesWednesday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 5-7pm (also by appointment)
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159 (Carol Riley)
The Museum features memorabilia from the J.E Henry era, early resort hotels, sawmills, Logging photos and equipment, local schools, yearbooks, Tourist attraction, and so much more. The Museum is a former church that was built by J.E. Henry in 1909. We also now have a "satellite" museum. The owners of the Village Shops in Lincoln (the old mill site) have given us a store front in the complex and we have numerous photos and early maps on display.
The Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society has produced a beautiful cookbook, "A Taste of History," in commemoration of Lincoln and Woodstock's 250th anniversaries, on sale at the Lincoln Public Library or by mail. These keepsake items will feed your stomach and your hearts with many heritage recipes, some dating back to 1909, as well as current day recipes from local residents. Each category is highlighted with vintage pictures of some of the area's historic eating establishments. All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the museum building renovation project.
Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public LibraryMonday-Friday, 10am-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159
The Library has museum passes available for check out: Fairbanks Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Squam Lake Science Center, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum and Wright Museum. The Library is selling Lincoln afghans, available only at the Lincoln Public Library. The afghans feature scenes of historic Lincoln and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out.
Wednesday, March 15, 2pm - Murder Around the World Book Club
Join us in reading and discussing books that involve murder and take place in different countries around the world. Books are available at the Library.
Friday, March 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.
Wednesday, March 22, 10:30am - Celeste St. Pierre Book Discussion
Celeste will lead a discussion on "A New Earth" by Tolle. All are welcone and we have copies of the book for you to pick up.
Thursdays, through March 23 (Fridays thereafter) 10am - Storytime
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.
Wednesday, March 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.
Wednesdays, 2pm - Spanish Language Study Group
Thursdays, 3pm - Italian/French Language Study Group
Happenings at the Linwood Senior ServicesLinwood Area Senior Center
194 Pollard Road, Lincoln (603) 745-4705
Located in the heart of New Hampshire's majestic White Mountains, you're sure to enjoy the special celebrations as well as the regular meals. Bring a friend and drop by for a delicious lunch, enjoy the programming, and find out how you can be a part of this great community effort.
|LITTLETON AREA (including Bethlehem, Lisbon & St. Johnsbury, VT)|
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Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711
Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website
Mailing list sign up (for activities): email@example.com
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & ClassesOpen year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
39 Strawberry Hill, Bethlehem (603) 869-5465
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) has been a landmark destination in the North Country since the early 1900s. The 1888 building on Strawberry Hill was purchased by the congregation and established as a house of Jewish worship in 1920. The synagogue houses an extensive library and is presently working to establish a North Country Jewish Cultural Center to display the growing collection of Jewish artifacts.
Regular religious services are scheduled for each weekend, July through mid-October, and for all days of the High Holy Day season, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. In the summer BHC hosts a four-part classical concert series and at the Colonial Theatre, a four-part film festival with guest speakers.
Open in winter for holidays of Tu B'Shevat and Purim, and in May for annual community-wide Holocaust Remembrance Service. Religious school for children and classes for adults are also offered. Please visit the website for detailed information for all events, classes and religious services. All are open to the public; registration is required for classes. Available for weddings, bar/bat mitzvah services, baby-namings and other life cycle events.
Contact: Kitty Bigelow, Executive Director, PO Box 591, Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & EventsFridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend, 11am-3pm
Sugar Hill Meeting House
1401 Route 117, Main Street, Sugar Hill (603) 823-5336
The three-building campus of the Sugar Hill Historical Museum reflects the long history of Sugar Hill's people places and culture. Main exhibit changes annually. Other exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith's shop, and an extensive hand tool collection. Adjacent to the main display in the Carriage Barn is a model kitchen in which a black wood-fired stove is the focal point surrounded by a plethora of kitchen utensils in homemade cupboards. The library contains a large photograph collection along with historical and genealogical references. Museum publications and a wide variety of treasures for all ages are found in the gift shop. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
League of NH Craftsmen Gallery & Littleton Studio SchoolLeague of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1066
The Littleton Studio School is an affiliate of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. The School is an extension of the League's mission to bring the experience of fine craftmaking to the North Country through classes and workshops for children, adults and seniors. Becoming a League of NH Craftsmen Member entitles you to discounts on workshops and classes, invitations to receptions and special events, in addition to other benefits.
Saturday, May 6 - NH Open Doors
We will host Kate Kilgus demonstrating weaving
Saturday, May 13 - Our Annual Mother’s Day Tea Party
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.
Sunday, March 19, 10am - Stacking Rings in a Day, with Sinead Cleary
In this full-day class, make several rings that will stack together. Each ring is different yet all go together. Using assorted wire of different thickness and width, we will shape them into rings, solder them, and using hammers to create textures. If time allows, we will also add stone or other decorative elements on each ring to provide a variety of rings. Instructor will have silver wire and gold filled wire on hand for students to purchase.
Wednesdays, through March 22, 9am - Assemblages: Sacred Spaces, Retablos and Pocket Shrines
Students will create contemplative art using cigar boxes, anchovy tins and matchboxes. Assemblages may celebrate one's ancestry, spiritual icons or the natural world. They may express aspirations or affirmations, or be vessels for creative self-expression. We will start by transforming cigar boxes and other containers with paint, stamps, stencils and collage. These boxes will be filled with personal mementos, natural artifacts and other meaningful embellishments. Cigar boxes, paint, stamps stencils and collage papers will be provided by instructor Kristine Lingle for a materials fee. Students should gather personal objects and images to fill their assemblages.
Thursdays, through March 23, 9am - Black & White Digital Photography, with Meg Brown
Students will learn how color converts to black & white tones, how to convert a photo to black & white, and how it evokes a different reaction than color photography. Bring your camera- or phone- and computer equipped with a photo editing software of your choice. Materials: Camera or phone and computer equipped with a photo editing software, such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Gimp, or Pixlr.
Sunday, March 26, 10am - Basic Bezel Setting, with Sinead Cleary
This one-day workshop will cover the basics of how to make a bezel setting. Set anything that has a flat bottom and any shape top stone, glass, clay and more. Learn tips and tricks on how to set the stone perfectly, how to clean up the bezel and create a beautiful polish. Instructor will provide silver bezel strip, silver wire, silver sheet, and a small assortment of stones for students to purchase.
Thursdays, through March 30, 9am - Drawing for All Levels, with Debbie Aldrich
Debbie will teach you Sketching & Drawing, Basic Principles, Value, Perspective and Composition. Classes will held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia.
Fridays, through March 31, 9am - Water Color for All Levels, with Debbie Aldrich
Debbie is an accomplished watercolor artist who has studied at the Museum School of Fine Art Boston and the Glassell School of Fine Art, Houston, TX. She has also studied with top watercolor artists around the country. She is an award winning painter and a phenomenal instructor. She works with all levels of students. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Class is open to all levels, to be held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia. Also available April 7-28
Tuesdays, through April 4, 6pm - Guided Open Session, with Sinead Cleary
Learn new techniques while working on your own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting and soldering. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Materials available for purchase.
Wednesdays, April 5-26, 9am - Intuitive Abstract Painting, with Kristine Lingle
Students will use acrylic paint on large canvases to create expressive, dynamic abstract paintings. Demonstrations will include squirting, dripping, spraying and stamping paint, allowing imagery to emerge on an intuitive level. Color relationships, value contrast, line, texture and mark-making will be interwoven into each session. Students will learn how to layer transparent colors without making mud. Supply list available upon registration.
Saturday, April 8, 10am - One Day Workshop: Enamel Beads, with Lucy Golden
Enameling is the ancient art of fusing colored glass to metal using heat. In this class, explore enameling onto 3- dimensional forms while making beads that can be worn as jewelry. Make simple beads out of copper tubing, and there will also be premade copper beads available for enameling. Techniques introduced will be sawing and filing metal, as well as sifting and painting enamels. No experience is required, and all experience levels welcome.
Mondays, through April 10, 2:30pm - Hand Building, 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.
Wednesdays, through April 12, 9am OR Thursdays, through April 13, 6pm - 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.
Thursdays, through April 13, 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, April 15, 10am - Mosaic Pots, with Lori Silva
Learn about basic techniques, tools and materials involved in creating a beautiful mosaic pot. Come experience the endless possibilities of this beautiful art form. Ages 8+
Tuesdays, through April 18, 6pm - Throwing, with Jeremiah Chace
Come learn how to make bowls, plates, pitchers and more. Open to beginners & those with some throwing experience.
Saturday, April 22, 9am - All Day Workshop: Basket Making, with Ray Lagasse
Make your own woven basket chosen from an assortment of Ray's wonderful baskets: Double Pie Basket with 2 wooden swing handle, Pack Basket with strap, Wool Gathering Basket, Laundry Basket with 2 leather handles, Market Basket with 2 wooden handles, or Tote Basket with choice of strap color
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
Wednesdays, 9am-12noon & 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.
Events & Presentations at Profile SchoolProfile School
691 Profile Road, Bethlehem (603) 823-7411
The Profile School values collaboration among staff, students, families, and community members to support personal and social development in addition to academic growth in all our students. Therefore, we believe in providing diverse educational opportunities that inspire, engage and challenge all students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be contributing members of their local and global communities.
February 25, 2017 - Heritage Museum Skating Party and Book Sale Noon - 4:00pm at the Skating Rink
Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & EventsSaturdays, through October 29, 1-4pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000 or 823-5977
The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. The antique farm equipment is on display in the side yard any time, as is the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. There is no admittance fee, although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.
Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain display, Guest Houses of Yesteryear, antique farm equipment and Iron Furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school.
New Exhibit - The Grange: A Voice for the Farmers
The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was founded in 1867. Here in Franconia, Lafayette Grange #208 organized in 1875, disbanded in 1879, re-organized in 1894 and remained active for the next 94 years. Maxine Aldrich of Sugar Hill, an active Grange member since the age of 16, recently donated several boxes of artifacts pertaining to the Grange. With this donation, combined with writings and mementos from the Sarah N. Welch collection, volunteers at the Museum have created a mock Grange assembly room plus exhibits featuring the Grange's history and impact on society.
Also new for 2016... a photographic display on the repair and renovation of Franconia's Dow Clock and Tower
Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm (closed when the weather is bad)
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton (603) 444-6050
Serving the communities of Littleton, Lyman, Lisbon, Landaff, Sugar Hill, Monroe, Easton, Franconia, Bethlehem - check the website for a full listing of activities.
Do you need a comfortable area for your card group to meet? Do you host a ladies' afternoon in your home but your living room is getting too crowded? The Senior Center has many afternoons that are open for drop-in style socializing. Call for details.
Do you have, or do you know someone who has, a special talent that you can bring to others? We are looking for people or groups who would like to give lessons in anything at all. Perhaps you know how to scrapbook or maybe you can make greeting cards. We have the space; we just need instructors.
Tuesdays, March 7 & 21, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye
Tuesday, March 28, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub
Friday, March 31, 10am - Shining Lights Visit
We will be going to visit and read to the daycare children. Please let Phyllis know if you are interested in going; books are provided and new readers welcome.
Mondays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (any medium; all levels of interest welcome)
Select Wednesdays, 1pm - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually); call to confirm
Littleton Needleworkers - Call for details
Kool KineticsExhibiting at 42 Maple Gallery
42 Maple Street, Bethlehem (603) 575-9077
Kinetic Art is contemporary art, dependent upon movement for its effect. Exhibiting at 42 Maple, a church for kinetic and contemporary art, with a gallery having monthly showings of other artist and themed shows.
|MT. WASHINGTON VALLEY (including western Maine, Tamworth & Freedom)|
Whitney Community Center EventsWhitney Community Center
10 Black Mountain Road/Route 16A (behind Grammar School), 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 Sundays, 4pm - Winter Film Series
Free to attend; you are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs. Snacks will be available to purchase.
Tuesday, March 21, 7pm - Community Taiko Drumming Demo & Workshop
Community members and families are invited to experience creating the powerful sounds of traditional Japanese drumming during a workshop with Burlington Taiko founder and artistic director Sensei Stuart Paton. Suitable for all ages, the workshop will include a brief demonstration of the traditional art of Japanese drumming, with time for all participants to try their hand on the drums, and a question and answer period. No experience is necessary and all are welcome to attend. The workshop is part of a nine-day artist residency presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. Suggested donation at the door; all those interested are welcome to attend, and those who can't afford the donation can pay what they can or come as guests of the Arts Alliance. Preregistration appreciated - email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, visit www.aannh.org, call (603) 323-7302 or email AANNH.
Friday, March 24, 6:30pm - Public Health in Jackson and Beyond
What does “Public Health” mean and how do we address public health issues in Jackson, Carroll County and beyond ? Join Emily Benson, Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) Coordinator and Jeff Jones, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator who will be sharing their work with Carroll County Coalition for Public Health (C3PH), one of 13 public health networks in the state of NH. Learn about work currently underway to address community health priorities as well as ways you can volunteer. This program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 30, 7pm - Lost Ski Areas of the White Mountains
The White Mountains of New Hampshire are world renowned for the array of skiing opportunities offered to every skier, from beginner to gold medal Olympian. Today over a dozen resorts entice tourists and locals each year with their well-manicured trails, high-speed lifts and slope-side lodging. But scattered throughout this region, the ghosts of former ski areas can still be found. In the White Mountains alone, sixty ski areas have closed since the 1930s. Author Jeremy Davis has compiled rare photographs, maps and personal memories to ensure that these beloved ski outposts, cherished by generations of skiers, are given recognition for transforming the White Mountains into a premier ski destination. Join us as we celebrate these former ski areas at this presentation. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their skiing momentos, photos, and stories to share. This program is free and open to the public.
Alternate Mondays, 5:45pm - Women Writers Group
Alternate Thursdays, through March 23, 6pm - NC Shape Note Singers
North Conway Music Center Workshops & EventsMonday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturdays, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 11am-4pm
The Music Academy at North Conway Music
1976 White Mountain Highway (next to SeaDog Brewery in the Red Barn Plaza), North Conway (603) 356-3562
An award-winning, full service music center offering new & used instruments (cash-in/trade-up your instrument), accessories and lessons - rely on us for your musical instrument rental and repair needs. 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 email@example.com.
The upstairs has been converted to beautifully outfitted, sound-proof lesson facilities featuring piano, drum kits, keyboards and all the comforts of home. The expansive main floor houses a huge variety of new and used musical instruments, a try-out room, expanded repair facilities, thousands of music accessories and gifts and room for concerts and presentations. Open to the public.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - North Conway Brass Ensemble
Bring your horn and a stand (if possible) and play Sousa, Dixieland, Classical and more with Randy Ouellette. Music will be provided; call Randy at (603) 662-2957 to let him know what instrument you play.
Select Thursdays - Mt. Washington Ukulele Posse
A fun opportunity to meet other Ukulele enthusiasts and learn new music at an open jam & sing along. All abilities welcome. Bring a ukulele and music stand (if you have one). Organized by Donna Fornier, who is host and facilitator. Bring a ukulele and music stand (if you have one). Some sheet music will be ready to use. For musicians returning, don't forget sheet music from past meetings. No expectations of anything other than fun. Beginner session at 4:30pm with Donna precedes Open Jam at 5pm. 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.
Arts Council of Tamworth Programs & Concert SeriesTamworth Village (603) 323-0104 or 323-7182
The Arts Council of Tamworth (ACT), the first organization of its kind in New Hampshire, has been enriching Tamworth and the surrounding area since 1966. Visit ACT's website for more information, including ticket purchase, on all of the performances.
Select Saturdays, 7pm - Evening Concerts at Tamworth Lyceum
Call The Lyceum at 323-5120 or stop over to pick up your tickets. Beer, wine and our full menu will be served.
Select Sundays, 1pm - Tamworth Lyceum
Free and all ages, with song circle/open jam session 2pm
| Cindy Russell, Executive Director
Cell Phone: (603) 986-5015
Arts Jubilee Summer Concert SeriesThursdays, July 14-August 11, 6pm
Cranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
North Conway (603) 447-8914
Make your plans now to attend Arts Jubilee's high energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of summer entertainment. Family-friendly concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of Cranmore Mountain. Headline concerts begin at 7pm and an early concert performance, highlighting some of the area's best musicians, begins at 6pm. Admission to the concerts is free for kids 12 and under. For additional information and a sample of the music from each concert, visit MWVEvents.com.
Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization, depending on the support of our community. Donations are welcome year-round by visiting our website and clicking on "DONATE."
| Contact: Dana Clemons, PO Box 285, Bartlett NH, 03812
Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo GalleryThursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050
An award winning photographer, Dana Clemons has been photographing stunning landscapes for over 30 years, offering a large selection of unique, award-winning photographs of the White Mountains and surrounding region. Archival prints, matted or tastefully framed. Also on display and for sale at: White Mountain Artisans Gallery, North Conway; League of NH Craftsman, Littleton & Meredith; Zeb's General Store, North Conway; Flossie's General Store, Jackson Village.
Jackson Art Studio & Gallery, Classes and ExhibitsGallery hours: Saturday 10am-4pm, 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 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 local artists. Meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception. Sign up to be on the email list to get an invite to shows at: www.jacksonartnh.com/art-gallery-and-shows/
Private Parties available: Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Wedding Parties, Corporate Event... The Studio's 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 for those 21 and over) 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 ~ easy, stress free and affordable. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist; all supplies included. Smock provided, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to class starting; ask about cancellation policy. Check dates and times online at www.jacksonartnh.com/calendar/
Friday, December 30, 1pm - Gingerbread House (kids 7-12 yrs; under 13 years must attend with an adult)
Saturday, January 7, 1pm - Winter Moose (kids 7 yrs and up are welcome with a registered adult)
Friday, January 20, 6pm - Paint 2 Flower Glasses
Tuesday, January 24, 6pm - Winter Covered Bridge
Special night with wine & cheese/crackers included, this event is for those 21 and older
Thursday-Sunday, March 30-April 2 - Art Class: Japanese Woodblock Printing
The Japanese developed this tradition using water as a medium, brushes to apply colors to the blocks, and a hand-held baren instead of a press to transfer colors from the carved blocks to the papers. This workshop is organized to offer a comprehensive introduction to the wonderful range of tools, technique, and materials involved in this process. Everyone completes a multi-color print and engages with aspects of design, carving, and printing. There is an emphasis on sharing tricks and techniques that may be adapted to other art-making (watercolor painting, western style printmaking). All experience levels are welcome.
White Birch Books EventsMonday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street (just south of the park), North Conway Village (603) 356-3200
Thursday, March 23, 4pm - Happy Hours: Women
Enjoy specials, munchies, beer, wine and specific help on finding that perfect book. Plus 15% off the featured books of the night - in honor of National Women's Month, this month's special is any book in the store that is authored by a woman. Fourth Thursday of each month from 4-6pm
Thursday, March 23, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Club discusses "Everybody's Fool" by Richard Russo
Discussions are good, fun, varied and - for the most part - stay on point. Stop in, try it out, meet some new friends and read some great books. Open to any and all readers; meets every fourth Thursday of the month except November and December, when we have a combined month holiday party. www.whitebirchbooks.com/thursdaynight-book-group.html
Thursday, April 13, 7pm - Mystery Book Club discusses "An Unexpected Corpse, A White Mountain Mystery" by Cathy Strasser
A small group, discussion books range from historical mysteries to contemporary thrillers. Books are usually picked a couple months in advance, but sometimes the group lines up books for several months. As with all of our groups, the Mystery Book Club is open to anyone interested and can be a great place to meet fellow readers, while discussing murder and mayhem - as it should be. Meets the second Thursday of every month. www.whitebirchbooks.com/mystery-book-group.html
White Mountain Musical Arts PresentationsVarious locations
White Mountain Musical Arts, the area non-profit organization known best for its presentation of the annual Bach Festival each August, presents live musical performances throughout the year to awaken contemporary audiences to the vitality of 17th-20th century music through historically informed performance of both familiar and unknown works - as well as current, contemporary music performances from time to time.
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The Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUBFridays, 6:30-9:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
The Corner House Inn is open for brunch on Sunday, and dinner is served Wednesday-Monday.
Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub
March 17, July 7 & November 24 - Brian Hastings
March 31, May 26, September 22 & December 1 - Jill Ducsai
April 7, July 14, September 8 & November 17 - Doug Hazard
April 14, June 9, August 18, October 6 & November 10 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
May 12 & August 25 - Peter Heimlich
May 19 & August 11 - Cindy Duchin
June 2, September 1 & December 8 - Peter Lawlor
June 23 & October 27 - Tom Bartlett
June 30 & September 29 - Paul Hubert
July 21 & December 22 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
July 28 & October 13 - Audrey Drake
PSU and Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & EventsBox 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 phone/email for the particular PSU event for information and attendance at PSU events.
Plymouth State University courses & events:
Monday, April 17, 7pm - Sidore Lecture Series: Deborah Anker
Refugees at Our Backdoor: The Flight of Central American Refugees to the US
What is the efficacy, legality and morality of our nation’s response to this refugee migration of large numbers of children, women and even unaccompanied children? Deborah Anker is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program.
The series brings a variety of speakers to campus to address critical issues and events in politics, society and culture, topics that reflect humanitarian Saul O. Sidore's interests. This year's series discusses Migrants, Refugees, and Displaced Persons: Resettling the Unsettled. The world today is witnessing the largest movement of human populations since the end of WWII. This year, Sidore speakers will explore various dimensions of population movements both between and within countries. As people come to know more about this controversial issue, nation-states and their citizens will be in a better position to respond.
All lectures are free and open to the public, and are presented in the Smith Recital Hall (unless otherwise noted), followed by a reception. www.plymouth.edu/events/sidore/
PSU is offering several graduate-level courses, including an online course, leading to a Certificate in Historic Preservation. For more information and to register, call 535-2636 or visit www.plymouth.edu/graduate/academics/degrees/masters/med/heritage-studies/historic-preservation/
Interested in earning your masters in Integrated Arts? PSU offers an M.Ed in Integrated Arts for classroom teachers, visual arts and music teachers and all those who believe in the power of the arts. Also offered is a CAGS in Arts Leadership and Learning for those more advanced in their careers who already hold a masters degree but wish to further develop their abilities in the arts, learning and leadership. Contact Dr. Trish Lindberg, Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Tuesday, March 28, 6pm - All New England Jazz Festival
Select high students from all six New England states will be rehearsing all day on campus and performing in a concert with the Plymouth State University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tim Gilmore and Chris Klaxton. At Hanaway Theatre
Thursday-Saturday, April 6-8 at 7pm and Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9 at 1pm - PSU Theatre: Cowboys! A Musical Vaudeville and Medicine Show
Cowboys! is a rambunctious musical comedy set in the old west of Wyoming in the 1880s. Love, betrayal, family secrets, crooked politics, and cross-dressing are at the heart of this retelling of the singing cowboy movies of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and the Sons Of The Pioneers. At Studio Theatre
Thursday, April 13, 7pm - Late Night with Leonard Bernstein
An intimate portrait that aims to recreate the moments of inspiration, humor, beauty and experimentation that friends and family came to expect from the legendary musician, conductor and composer during those magical predawn hours. Jamie Bernstein hosts this affectionate and informal cabaret that invites audiences into her father’s famous late-night soirees at the Dakota with film clips and personal memories. Late Night is a glimpse of the maestro at home – silly and gregarious, and both an eternal teacher and student of music. Acclaimed soprano Amy Burton, and pianists John Musto and Michael Boriskin perform Bernstein’s favorite music as well as his own. Bernstein is best known as the longtime conductor of the New York Philharmonic, music director for the New York Symphony Orchestra, and as composer of such popular scores as “West Side Story,” “Candide,” and “On the Town.” At Hanaway Theatre
Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or 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, March 21, 10:30am - Let’s Have a Tea Party
Sign up at the front desk to join us for some tea, goodies and conversation. Come dressed in your finest tea party hat be entered to win a prize.
Tuesday, April 4, 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
Fridays, April 7-June 9, 11:30am - The Art Around Us, with instructor/visual artist Kathy Cadow Parsonnet
Presented as part of the Experience/Arts series, co-sponsored by Grafton County Senior Citizen Council, Inc and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, participants (55 and older) will learn to see nature in new ways, through hands-on exploration of color using painting and collage techniques. May 5 & 12 are open studio days. Artful Aging programs are intended to inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share arts in ways that are novel, complex, and socially engaging. No experience is necessary - only the passion to learn something new and to challenge yourself through an arts medium. Sign up by calling or coming into the Center, emailing Robin at email@example.com or online at www.experiencearts.org. Free - made possible through the national Seeding Artful Aging Initiative of Aroha Philanthropies, with additional support from the Coach Family Foundation.
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 at (603) 786-2297 or Pati at 536-9567
Fridays, 9:30am - Country Line Dancing, with Joan Randlett
Come kick up your heels, have fun and exercise at the same time.
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Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art ExhibitsMemorial Day through Columbus Day, Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm
69 Maple Street (Route 113N), Center Sandwich (603) 284-7728
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery exhibits art in all media by leading contemporary artists. The Gallery shows an eclectic collection of figurative and abstract work that focuses on originality and innovation. Located in a large barn built in 1825, the ample space provides an excellent venue for two and three dimensional work. To learn more, visit the website.
Art consulting is available year round, and work, though not on exhibit during winter months, is also available year round.
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Cynthia Robinson, Gallery Director
Mike Heitz, Administrative Assistant
Karl Drerup Art Gallery & Silver Center Exhibits & EventsKarl Drerup Art Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Saturday, 1-4pm. By appointment
Silver Center for the Arts Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-6pm (and during performances)
Plymouth State University, Plymouth (603) 535-2614
A vibrant center of art, visual culture and new media, the Karl Drerup Gallery (KDAG) is located on the first floor of the Draper & Maynard Building. Exhibitions range from traditional shows to contemporary trends. The lobby/atrium space in Silver Center for the Arts presents a wonderful opportunity to exhibit collaborations with local, regional, state-based organizations, artists groups and more. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. For Gallery and exhibition information, contact Cynthia Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibiting through March 31 - NH Art Educators' Association's Youth Art Month: Reflections on Water
Presented in collaboration with the New Hampshire Art Educators’ Association, which has provided networking and support for art educators from every level of instruction for over 25 years. For this year’s WATER themed exhibit, art teachers from over 30 schools select from their students’ work, creating a visual presentation that not only displays the imagination and skill of the students, but also the guidance and creativity of the teachers. A wonderful snapshot of learning through the arts, at the Silver Center
March 23-April 11 - Friends of the Arts High School Juried Art Exhibit
Presented in collaboration with Friends of the Arts Regional Arts Council (FOA), and juried by local teachings artists, this annual exhibit provides a wonderful visual feast of excellent New Hampshire high school student artwork from 15-30 schools.
Sunday, March 26, 1pm - Opening Reception: Reflections on Water
With Professional Development workshop for Art Teachers, and a tour of PSU Art Department for students/families
March 27-April 13 - PSU Juried Student Exhibit
Highlighting the strength, energy, passion and technical skill of PSU art students, this annual exhibition features the best efforts of students from all levels of art making. Visiting jurors select excellent works from each level of instruction including an independent level that encourages and nurtures independent, self-directed creativity. At KDAG
Tuesday, March 28, 4pm - Opening Reception: PSU Juried Student Exhibit
Welcome and awards ceremony at 4:30pm
Monday, April 3, 3:30pm - Reception: Friends of the Arts High School Juried Art Exhibit
Wednesday, April 5, 4pm - Walkabout Wednesday
Downtown businesses and various PSU campus buildings participate by displaying and celebrating art and the creative spirit. Each participating site plans art and creative products to have on view, plus some special deals, free snacks, and fun gathering ideas, and it changes each month. www.plymouth.edu/gallery/artwalk/
April 24-May 12 - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and in Graphic Design
The BFA Exhibition celebrates students graduating from PSU’s intense, highly focused professional programs. Throughout the year, studio art majors delve into personal themes, motifs, and media to achieve a mature body of work, culminating in a comprehensive exhibit, while graphic design majors’ work to create and define a fictitious company and to spend the year producing a broad range of applications including logos, stationary, advertisement, posters, pamphlets and publications. At KDAG and the Silver Center
Wednesday, April 26, 4pm - Opening Reception: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and in Graphic Design
Welcome remarks at 4:30pm
Tuesday, May 2 - Gallery Talk by student artists
Wednesday, May 3, 4pm - Walkabout Wednesday, with Jammin' at Karl's at 5pm
Downtown businesses and various PSU campus buildings participate by displaying and celebrating art and the creative spirit. Each participating site plans art and creative products to have on view, plus some special deals, free snacks, and fun gathering ideas, and it changes each month. www.plymouth.edu/gallery/jammin-at-karls/
Eagle Pond Authors' Series at Plymouth State UniversityPlymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Main Street, Plymouth (603) 535-ARTS
Named for the ancestral home that has inspired much of his work, this series honors Donald Hall and brings to campus some of the most widely read and revered poets and authors to the PSU campus.
Thursday, April 20, 7pm - Wesley McNair
Wesley McNair is the Poet Laureate of Maine and the author of twenty books including ten volumes of poetry. His most recent poetry collections are "The Lost Child: Ozark Poems" and "Lovers of the Lost: New and Selected Poems."
All readings are free and open to the public, and are followed by a reception and book signing at Smith Recital Hall. Advance tickets (free) are not necessary but recommended to ensure admission. Information about the Eagle Pond Authors' Series is available from series director Diane Jeffrey.
For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Nancy Mardin at 536-3982, or check the website.
Campton Historical Society Programs and EventsThursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 NH Route 175, Campton (603) 536-5140
The building (1 mile north of Blair Bridge Road, Exit 27 off I-93) is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public, with refreshments usually served. Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December.
Corner House Inn Storytelling DinnersThursdays, 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.
March 23 - White Mountain storyteller Andy Davis' varied repertoire includes tales of youthful indiscretions and footloose adventure, multicultural folktales and tales of folk background with an original twist... and one or two stories chosen to inspire and hearten those discouraged by the atrophying of any culture of understanding and decency in the political sphere.
March 30 - Debra Ballou presents World Tales
This collection of stories includes offerings from folktale, personal adventures, and Native American traditions. Debra shares cultural and natural history stories that open your imagination to the wonders of the world through emotional moments of laughter, tenderness, or tears. Some tales include musical instruments, some singing, or even audience participation.
April 6 - Cora Jo Ciampi, Gorham NH
April 13 - Jo Radner, Lovell ME
April 20 - Bill Hinderer, Peak's Island ME
April 27 - Bob Reiser, Easthampton MA
May 4 - Libby Franck, Framingham MA
May 11 - Lynne Cullen, Portland ME
May 18 - Tim Caverly, Millinocket ME
May 25 - Season ending Storytelling Gala
Dinner & a smorgasbord of tales told by a variety of tellers
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Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State UniversityMonday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 11am-4pm (closed PSU holidays & closings)
Plymouth State University
34 Highland Street, Plymouth (603) 535-3210
The Museum of the White Mountains preserves and promotes the history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provide unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving students, researchers and the public. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours (handicap accessible). Please call Libby Griffiths or email her at email@example.com to discuss and schedule group visits.
Winter Exhibit: "Forecasting: Climate Change and Water Impact"
Tuesday, April 4, 3:30pm - CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER IMPACT: THE BOSTON EXPERIENCE
John Cleveland, Executive Director, Boston Green Ribbon Commission
Followed by Members and exhibit partners-only evening from 5-6:30
Boston is the fourth most vulnerable city in the U.S. to future climate change impacts. Over the last several years, the city has been engaged in deep planning to remain vibrant, growing and safe in the face of the expected changes. This presentation will explain how Boston is preparing for expected climate impacts over the next several decades, especially sea level and rise and extreme precipitation. The city is expected to experience 3-5 feet of sea level rise by 2100, and it will require a dramatic reshaping of the urban form adapt to this new reality. This process will play out over multiple decades and will present difficult challenges as well as terrific opportunities to reinvent urban life.
Wednesday, April 12, 5pm - CLIMATE CHANGE and PLYMOUTH
Panel Discussion on climate change's impact on local water, tourism and how we share the story. Panelist include: Adam Keul, Len Reitsma, Lisa Doner, Shandra McLane
Programs are free and open to all unless otherwise noted. Programming at the MWM is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & EventsBristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395
Serving communities of Bristol, Alexandria, Bridgewater, Hebron and Groton
Alternate Tuesdays, 9am - Craft Group
First & third Tuesdays of each month
Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm
Church Street, Canaan (603) 523-433
Visit 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.
Art consulting is available year round, and work, though not on exhibit during winter months, is also available year round.
Tuesday, April 25, 11am - Stories and Conversations!
Come and join in as Neil Castaldo returns by popular request. Listen to and talk about stories. Yours and his. All are welcome. All are encouraged to participate. Or you can just listen and enjoy!
Please join us for lunch at Noon. Neil is a member of GCSCC Board of Directors and a semi-retired attorney currently working part-time, also serving as a volunteer teacher at Ledyard Charter School in Lebanon and shoe-shiner at the Hanover Park building in Hanover to benefit The Haven homeless shelter in Hartford, VT
Upper Valley Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon (603) 448-4213
Serving the communities of Lebanon, West Lebanon, Hanover, Plainfield, Enfield, Etna and Lyme. The Upper Valley Senior Center is available for rent, with a large kitchen space, parking and handicap accessible. Great for family events and as a large meeting space. Contact Jill Vahey at the Center.
Wednesday, April 19 - Day Trip (Randolph, MA): Adam Trent, Illusionist
Fee includes transportation, luncheon & show, tax & meal gratuity, driver gratuity
Final payment due April 4
Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing
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
Contact: Lauretta Phillips
New Hampshire Storytelling AllianceThe New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance promotes the oral tradition of storytelling in the community in all its forms: traditional, creative, educational, cultural, personal and therapeutic. NHSA offers assistance to its members and their communities through conferences, workshops, festivals, in the classroom, and at many venues throughout the state.
New Hampshire Storytelling Guilds: Can't get enough of great New Hampshire storytellers? Each month the many storytelling guilds around the state offer storytellers and listeners a chance to come together and share in the amazing experience of story. Check out upcoming and ongoing events at www.nhstorytelling.org/nh-storytelling-guild.
Saturday, May 6 - 11th Annual Granite State Story Swap
Produced by NH Storytelling Alliance, at The Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH
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