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July 21 - August 04
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. Visit a photo journal site sponsored by the Errol Heritage Commission at

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. 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.

GNWCA Concerts at Monadnock Congregational Church
The beautiful Monadnock Congregational Church at 147 Main Street in Colebrook will be the setting of three top-drawer concerts this summer. Advance tickets are available at Fiddleheads (110 Main Street in Colebrook), online at, as well as at the door on the night of the concert.
Saturday, July 29, 7pm - Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing
Acclaimed traditional and original bluegrass music, featuring Bob on banjo, guitar & vocals, his daughter Sarah Amos on vocals, Freeman Corey on fiddle, Gary Darling on mandolin & vocals, Steve Wright on guitar & vocals, and bassist Chris Cruger. The band puts on an entertaining high-energy show, with stellar harmonies, rock solid instrumentation, top-shelf original material, plus great new interpretations of some bluegrass classics.
Saturday, August 5, 7pm - Elisabeth Von Trapp
Elisabeth's grandfather, Baron Von Trapp, married Maria Von Trapp, and her aunts & uncles toured with them as the famous Trapp Family Singers, celebrated in "The Sound of Music." Today, third generation Elisabeth brings the music to new audiences with her stunning renditions of songs like “These Are A Few of My Favorite Things” and “Edelweiss.” Including in her concerts songs that keep the traditions of folk music alive, Elisabeth has created her own artistic style, at once ethereal and earthy, delicate and powerful. Listeners have likened her to Judy Collins and Loreena McKennitt.

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).
Advance tickets are available at Fiddleheads (110 Main Street in Colebrook), as well as at the door on the night of the concert.

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 Michele Johnsen at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), Steve Bissionnette at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Peggy Deyette is exhibiting at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. CRAG members Roxanne Herres, Francine Bigney and Pat Klinefelter 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

Exhibiting through August 24 - Hans Klunder
Join Hans at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook for his last major exhibit. Admission to the Gallery is free.

Thursday, July 20, 6pm - Merlot and Monet
Enjoy a glass of wine while creating a work of art you can bring home with you. Held at the Time Out Tavern in Canaan; to sign up for this free class, please contact the Tavern at (802) 266-3988.

Friday & Saturday, July 21 & 22 - Stratford Art Show
Art Exhibit at the old train station in North Stratford from 4-7pm on Friday and from 12noon-4pm on Saturday. Open to the public Friday evenings in July and August. For more information, contact Sharon White at (603) 636-2188.

Saturday, July 22, 10am - Full-day painting class for new and established artists at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. Special guest instructor, Gayla Bieksha, presents new painting techniques and attendees will have the opportunity to network with other artists during the BYO lunch. To sign up for the class, please contact the Tillotson Center at 237-8576 or

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

Saturday, August 19, 9am - Pittsburg Old Home Day in the Park
Contact Les Klinefelter at (802) 266-3687 or

August 19-October 10 - Starving Artists Silent Auction at Fiddleheads (Contact Fiddleheads at or 603-237-9302)

Saturday, August 19, 5pm - Artist Reception: Various Artists at Fiddleheads

Friday, August 25, 2pm - Colebrook Moose Festival at the Tillotson Center
Contact Pat Klinefelter at (802) 266-3687 or

Saturday, August 26, 1:30pm - Art in the Gardens
Spend a lovely afternoon visiting various gardens in Canaan, Vermont and experience artists creating beautiful works of art. For more information, please contact Norma Gray at or (802) 266-3903 or (207) 475-7602.

Sunday, August 27, 9am - Canaan Moose Festival
Contact Les Klinefelter at (802) 266-3687 or

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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Advance tickets are available at the Tillotson Center Box Office, online at, as well as at the door.

Tillotson Center for the Arts
Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-3pm/Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 1-3pm and at all events
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 August 24 - CRAG member Hans Klunder's Paintings
Hosted by Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG), admission to the Gallery is free

Saturday, July 22, 10am - Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) Class
Exciting full-day class for new and experienced artists. Join noted artist and instructor Gayla Bieksha to learn new techniques while creating an original work of art. Network with other artists during a BYO picnic lunch. Admission is free. Class size is limited, so register early by calling or emailing the Tillotson Center.

Saturday, August 5, 7pm - Concert: The Heather Pierson Trio
The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio burst onto the national folk scene in 2015, featuring the multi-genre depth of Heather’s songwriting, ranging from folk ballads to blues to New Orleans traditional jazz, their intricate instrumental arrangements and stirring three-part vocal harmonies. General admission tickets are available online and at the door.

Happenings at Errol Consolidated Elementary School
99 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3341

Events at Mohawk Falls
Mohawk Falls Conference Center
1478 Route 26, Colebrook

Set on a 40-acre estate, alongside the beautiful Mohawk River, at the gateway to Dixville Notch, Mohawk Falls is a premier northern New Hampshire event venue, featuring a pond-side gazebo and large, beautiful post and beam pavilion.

Saturday, July 22, 4pm - 3rd Annual Kiwanis Music Festival
Featuring acoustic guitarist Mario Marquis and live rock music covers by Rebel Sons of Berlin, NH, both in the pavilion where attendees may dance and enjoy drinks from the bar. The Kiwanis Club will be cooking up food in the cook shack and lawn games will be available outside. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from Kiwanis members; proceeds benefit the Colebrook Kiwanis Club’s children’s programs.


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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

Monday, June 26, 10am - Mildred Horton Book Group
Come on the fourth Monday of the month and bring a friend.

Friday, July 21, 1:30pm - Summer Reading Group: Vinegar Girl
Anne Tyler's modern retelling of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew

Saturday, July 22, 9am - Annual Book & Bake Sale
We are accepting donations of used books, DVDs and CDs. No textbooks or VHS tapes please. Volunteers will be needed to help set up the night before and take down at the end of the sale at the Town Hall. Please stop by the Library to find out how you can help.

Friday, August 11, 1:30pm - Summer Reading Group: Between the World And Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates' National Book Award winning title, written as a letter to his teenage son about the history and reality of being Black in America

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

Family Resource Center Happenings
Main Street, Gorham (603) 466-5190

The Family Resource Center's mission statement: To build healthier families and stronger communities through positive relationships, programs, and collaborations in the North Country reflects the agency's intensive focus on children, and families as well as investments in collaboration. The FRC's programs serve all age groups, from infants to seniors as well as individuals with disabilities, veterans and at risk women. Serving all of Coos County, Northern Grafton County and Northern Carroll County.

Project Youth Afterschool Program serves Berlin, Gorham and the surrounding area's youth with quality after school and summer programming. Project Youth's mission is to provide students in grades K-8 with diverse, educational, active, engaging and fun activities in a safe and supportive environment where students can reach their full potential and develop confidence without limitations. Visit for details.

July 3-August 4 - Visit for daily activities. For more information about Project Youth Summer Programs, please contact us at 466-5190 ext 306 or

Tuesdays, September-June, 9:30am - Toddler Time
Parents and toddlers come together for crafts, playing with toys, and a snack - learn new parenting tips and connect with one another. For families with children ages 0-5, free. For more information, call 466-5190 ext. 317 or (603) 723-0579.

Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119

Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham Notch
Saturdays, 8pm (unless noted otherwise)
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.

Saturday, July 15 - Stars Above the Notch
Astronomy at Pinkham Notch with Dr. Douglas Arion, Director of the Carthage Institute of Astronomy

Sundays, July 16 & 30 - A Family Friendly Film: Over the Hedge

Monday, July 17 & Thursday, July 27 - Beavers: The Biggest Dam Movie You’ll Ever See

Tuesdays, July 18 & 25 - Endless Winter Video Series

Wednesdays, July 19 & 26 - Wednesday Night with A USFS Ranger

Thursday, July 20 - How Not to End Up in the Accidents Report of Appalachia Journal, with Appalachia Editor Christine Woodside

Saturday, July 22 - White Mountain History Trail Blazing & Exploring in the 19th & Early 20th Centuries, with AMC Volunteer Josh Gillenson

Sunday, July 23 - A Family Friendly Film: Open Season

Monday, July 24 - A Family Friendly Film: MicroCosmos

Saturday, July 29 - Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts with Ralph Pope, author of the newly-published "A field guide to Bryophytes of the Northeast"

Monday, July 31- A Nature Documentary: Meet the Coywolf

Fridays - Friday Flicks!
Showing of a nature documentary, outdoor adventure or kids movie on a large screen

Daily - Mountains of Stars
Join AMC's Astronomy Interns for Solar and Stellar Observing (if the sky is clear). Solar observations in the courtyard during the day and stellar observations behind the Lodge after dark

Programs are free & open to the public (not including meals), usually starting at 8pm. Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change.

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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 30, 4pm - The Randolph Organ Concert with Christa Rakich at the Randolph Church
Christa is a concert and recording artist and active in the American Organist Guild. The public is invited; donations appreciated, to benefit the Benevolence Fund.

Tuesday, August 15, 7pm - Guest organist, Katelyn Emerson, winner of the National American Guild of Organists Competition, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, Berlin

Saturday & Sunday, September 2 & 3, 4pm - Big Moose Bach Fest
At Medallion Opera House, with 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. For more information about our Seven to Save project, please contact the Arts Center.

Season Memberships and loyalty cards 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.

Artists in Residence - Works by local quilters, The Berlin Material Girls, will be on display through the end of 2017. The broad array of quilted pieces really put some warmth into this large space and are just a sprinkling of what they will exhibit at their quilt show in September of 2018. The pieces can be viewed during the regular performance series events or by contacting the arts center office to arrange a special viewing.

Sunday, July 16, 2pm - Benefit Concert: Jerry Rittenhouse & Family
Jerry, his wife Lauren, his daughter Julie, and his son David, all cellists, along with his sister Connie, pianist, will present pieces for Solo Piano, Piano with Cello and Cello quartet. This event, sponsored by the NH State Council on the Arts, is free and open to the public. Read about this musical family's background at

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 GETZ Foundation,The Wyman Family Fund, and The Rydin Family Fund.

Venue contact: Denise Vallee, or (603) 723-3421

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

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.

Wednesday, July 12, 11am - Patchwork Players present Pop Rock Fairy Tale
Told by ten kids who cannot wait for their summer break to begin... With energy and enthusiasm, we follow them as they sing and romp their way through those last when-will-it-ever end days of school; from homeroom to rally to a surprise Fairy Tale contest. Patchwork performers put their own original twist on classic tales and themes designed for the kid in everyone.

Thursday, July 13, 7:30pm - Heather Pierson Trio
Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, bandleader and performer. From New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, Heather’s memorable, intimate and cathartic live performances, both solo and with her acoustic trio (Davy Sturtevant on strings/cornet and Shawn Nadeau on bass), feature her virtuosity on piano, her bell-tone vocals, and her commanding yet playful stage presence while wielding a tenor banjo, melodica, ukulele or acoustic guitar. Tickets available at White Mountain Café, Gorham Town Hall and online at

Wednesday, July 19, 7pm - Contra Dancing In New Hampshire: Then and Now
Since the late 1600s, the lively tradition of contra dancing has kept people of all ages swinging and sashaying in barns, town halls, and schools around the state. Contra dancing came to New Hampshire by way of the English colonists and remains popular in many communities, particularly in the Monadnock Region. Presenter Dudley Laufman brings this tradition to life with stories, poems and recordings of callers, musicians and dancers, past and present. Live music, always integral to this dance form, will be played on the fiddle and melodeon. Willing audience members may be invited to dance the Virginia Reel. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to all. Hosted by: Gorham Senior and Adult Program; contact information: Connie Landry at 466-2525

Thursday, July 27, 7:30pm - Celtic Folk Group “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 and the compelling potency of their musicianship. Tickets online, at the door, or in advance at Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Café.

Wednesday, August 16, 7pm - Ken Kolodner

Tuesday, August 22, 7pm - Wooden Ships

Wednesday, August 23, 7pm - NE Lighthouses

Saturday & Sunday, September 2 & 3, 4pm - Big Moose Bach Fest
Presented by Music in the Great North Woods, with donations accepted

Select days - Gorham Players
Schedule subject to change

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. While work is being completed on Ladd Street School, all programs are to occur at Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street, Haverhill (handicapped accessible).

Tuesday, July 11, 7pm - The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains—Architecture, History, and the Preservation Record
Architectural historian Bryant Tolles, Jr. shares the history and architecture of the grand resort hotel phenomenon and hospitality tourism in the White Mountains of New Hampshire from the pre-Civil War era to the present. The primary focus is on the surviving grand resort hotels: The Mount Washington Resort, the Mountain View Grand, the Balsams, the Eagle Mountain House, and Wentworth Hall and Cottages. Extensive illustrations document these buildings and others no longer in existence. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to all. Presented at Alumni Hall; for more information, contact Roger Warren at 787-2446

Tuesday, August 15, 7pm - Robert Rogers of the Rangers – Tragic Hero
On the frontier where individualism flourished, New Hampshire’s consummate woodsman was just the leader to bring his men back safely from deep in dangerous country, even in stormy, freezing weather. The famous “Major Rogers” renown was such that he became perhaps the single-best-known American on both sides of the Atlantic. In October 1765, a private audience with young King George III led, eleven months later, to the launching of an expedition to find the long-dreamed-of Northwest Passage to the Pacific – forty years before Lewis and Clark. But who was this frontier farmer, raised in Dunbarton, New Hampshire? Thirty years after his death in obscurity in May 1795, Roger’s exploits were mined by James Fenimore Cooper for his best-selling novels, and in the 20th and 21st centuries, for other histories, novels, movies and television. Historian/Teacher/Researcher George Morrison George Morrison takes us on a journey from colonial North America to the 21st century. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Held at Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall.

Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & Events
Monday-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.

Wednesday, July 12, 9am - Beading/Jewelry Class, with Faith
Fee for supplies; sign up at the front desk.

Thursday, July 13, 9:30am - Floral Arranging, with Jane

Thursday, July 13, 1pm - Shell Wreaths, with Bob

Tuesday, July 18, 1pm - Learn how to do Plastic Canvas, with Gerrie
Sign up at front desk; limit of 6.

Wednesday, July 26, 7:30pm - Experience/Arts Class Reception: Working with Clay
The public is invited to a celebration honoring members of AANNH's "Working with Clay" class. The reception includes music, light refreshments and an exhibit of the group's pinch vessels, coil pots, leaf slabs, spirit boxes and solar-powered outdoor path-lights. Work can also be viewed during the next several weeks during Center hours. Free classes for adults 55 and older continue to be offered as part of AANNH's "Experience/Arts" partnership with the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council.

Thursday, August 10, 10:30am - We will be celebrating the 17th Anniversary of Horse Meadow Senior Center with a Luau. Listen & dance to music by Rick Clogston. Raffle proceeds to be used for picnic tables for the yard.

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

Thursdays, 1pm - Open Craft Room
Bring whatever you may be working on and share your ideas with others.

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

The Mission of the Monroe Consolidated School District as the leading collaborative, community-based learning environment is to provide a strong learning foundation to ensure individual growth through perseverance and diversity and to equip learners for life-long success.

Mondays, July 10, 17 & 24 and August 7, 3:30pm - MCS Summer Book Club
Meets in the library; email Amy Lawton ( if you have questions

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, June14-October 9, 10am-5pm 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.

July 13 - Dragons and Damsels of New Hampshire, with Pamela Hunt of NH Audubon
You may be familiar with the dragonflies buzzing over your yard in the summer, or the damselflies that land on your kayak, but what do you really know about these ancient insects? This program provides an overview of the biology and ecology of the insect order Odonata, from their amazing life cycle (content alert: some pretty crazy reproductive behavior is involved!) to their incredible diversity. It also highlights a few of NH's notable species and their stories, and closes with some results from the “NH Dragonfly Survey,” a five year volunteer-based project that documented the distribution of these insects across the state.

July 20 - Revealing the Long Hidden Black Heritage in New Hampshire
"Slavery & the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire" is the newest addition by author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne, where she reveals incredible facts and stories of Amos Fortune, Harriet Wilson, and slavery in New Hampshire. New Hampshire was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity, but the state had its struggles with slavery, with Portsmouth serving as a slave-trade hub for New England. Creating a statewide antislavery movement, abolitionists, along with freed slaves, assisted in transporting escapees to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Includes stories of President George Washington’s runaway slave, and of Dartmouth College (founded to educate Native Americans, but built and maintained by slave labor).

July 27 - Coming Soon: The Cougar Comes to the East, with Susan C. Morse of Keeping Track
Once flatly dismissed as an impossibility, scientists have now documented cougars not only being seen in eastern North America, some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats. Join us for a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in the broad diversity of habitats from Alberta to the Arizona/Mexico border. Throughout North America, Susan Morse is highly regarded as an expert in natural history and tracking, with more than forty years’ experience monitoring wildlife and interpreting wildlife habitat use. Her research has focused on cougar, bobcat, black bear and Canada lynx.

August 3 - Lucy Crawford: A Living History Presentation
Lucy Crawford’s 1845 "History of the White Mountains" was the first book published about the White Mountains, a chronicle of the Crawford family’s 50-year effort to introduce the visiting public to the wonders and beauty of the area. Dijit Taylor’s living history portrayal of Lucy Crawford evokes the early days of mountain exploration and trail building with associated disasters, birth and death, love and betrayal, and day-to-day life. Dijit was inspired to create the character of Lucy Crawford both by Lucy’s own book and by time spent at AMC’s Mizpah Spring Hut when her daughters were on the crew.

August 10 - From Rags to Wood: Evolution of Paper Making in New England
A local history of paper making, starting with Crane Paper Company in western MA, which built its mills utilizing rags from NYC, and the transition to wood pulp in the latter half of the 19th century, culminating in the largest pulp/paper mills in the eastern United States - Brown Company. Dr. Linda Upham-Bornstein is a teaching lecturer at PSU; the region’s rich history, heritage and culture were the impetus for her pursuit of a Ph.D. in United States history at UNH. Dr. Upham-Bornstein works on northern New Hampshire history and heritage projects in her position as the History, Heritage and Culture Coordinator for the Center for Rural Partnerships.

August 17 - Covered Bridges of New Hampshire
Covered wooden bridges have been a vital part of the New Hampshire transportation network, dating back to the early 1800s. Given New Hampshire's myriad streams, brooks and rivers, it's not surprising that 400 covered bridges have been documented. Often viewed as quaint relics of a simpler past, they were technological marvels of their day. It may be native ingenuity and New Hampshire's woodworking tradition that account for the fact that a number of nationally-noted covered bridge truss designers were New Hampshire natives. Glenn Knoblock
discusses covered bridge design and technology, and their designers, builders and associated folklore.

August 24 - Fireside Fiddlers
It's old-time fiddling as you remember it! A group of musicians from northern New Hampshire and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Fireside Fiddlers play dozen of tunes that have echoed through Grange Halls and at barn dances for decades--from "Red Wing" and "Old Joe Clark" to the ever-popular "Tennessee Waltz." The fiddlers, backed up by bass, banjo and guitar, perform at various locales around the region, including numerous concerts presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, the North Country Moose Festival, and the Guildhall Cabin Fever Concert Series.

Sunday, September 10, 1pm - Autumn Wildflower Walk
Discover Autumn wildflowers such as asters and goldenrods that are surprisingly abundant and colorful at this time of year. We will also see a variety of other flowering and fruiting plants and trees. Matt Peters is an independent ecologist and botanist with field experience in diverse North American landscapes, from Alaska and the Great Plains to the forests of the northeast. Bring a hand lens and flower guide if you like and dress for the weather. Meet at the Summit Parking Lot at the start of the scenic auto road up Mount Prospect.

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.

Happenings at The Morrison
The Morrison
6 Terrace Street, Whitefield (603) 837-2275

The Morrison is a caring, compassionate, resident-centered community. We commit to empowering our residents, their loved ones and our staff in achieving their optimal well-being in a quality home-like setting, expressed by mutual respect and trust.

At The Morrison, high quality arts programming, such as hands-on workshops, concerts and performances, complement the daily social and recreational activities planned for residents. All of the activities are designed to engage the senses and help residents remain physically and mentally active. Family members are welcome to participate. All those interested in exploring possibilities of offering more arts and cultural programs at North Country nursing homes, senior centers and service and outreach programs for the elderly are invited, as part of AANNH's Arts & Health initiative. For more information email or call (603) 323-7302.

Whitefield Historical Society Museum
Thursdays, June-September, 2-4pm, and every second Saturday of the month, 9:30-11:30am
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Bank of New Hampshire
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. Donations of memorabilia related to Whitefield are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Private tours can be arranged. 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, 1-4pm, 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.

Friday, August 4 - Ben and Brads Benefit Concert
Held at the Jefferson Town Hall and the theme of this years show is "Thanks for the Memories: Songs from Broadway and Hollywood" and remember all proceeds go to The Jefferson Historical Society.

Saturday, August 19 - Annual Post Card Show
For more information, contact Joe Marshall at

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. The company is always open to new members - actors, directors, technical-folks - anyone who enjoys theatre.

Sunday, August 27, 6pm - Annual Meeting and Auditions

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. AMC evening programs are free and open to the public.

Displaying through August 28 - White Mountain Art Exhibition: Stories in Wood
Artist Craig Altobello uses beautiful wood marquetry to capture the scenes of adventure and nature of the White Mountains. His colorful wood panels are created primarily from North American wood and include landscapes, birds, alpine flowers, and mammals native to the Northern Forest, as well as huts, rock cairns and dramatic skies. He is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH. The exhibit is free and open to the public when the space is not otherwise in use.

Saturday, July 22, 7pm - Concert: The Isley Mist Ceilidh
Northern NH musicians perform Celtic tunes from Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton. Free and open to the public; for more information, call (603) 246-8998

Taproot Farm & Environmental Education Center Events
Lancaster (603) 631-6761

Fridays, 5:30pm - Rockin' the Park
In the spirit of community, Taproot presents Rockin’ the Park, a summer concert series that features local rock bands and local food vendors. Presented at Centennial Park in Lancaster, bring your blankets & lawn chairs and come out for a nice summer evening to celebrate local music and community. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place in the Lancaster Town Hall.
July 14 - 3 Rivers
Lancaster's 3 Rivers takes the stage at 7pm, with Farm to Fire making wood-fired pizza. 3 Rivers plays a blend of musical styles including indie rock and folk, a spoken word style they call Groove Hop, some blues and jazz, a bit of progressive rock, and an occasional dash of punk. In other words, they borrow from an eclectic array of genres to make their own unique sound. Check 3 Rivers out at and Farm to Fire at
July 21 - Eastern Sleds
Eastern Sleds takes the stage at 7pm and Norm Small from Big Scoop Catering of Berlin serving up sausage, burgers, hot dogs and ice cream beginning at 5:30. The Eastern Sleds is a four piece band best categorized as oceanic mountain indie folk. Instrumentation includes hollow-body electric guitars, banjo, clarinet, fiddle, bass, baritone ukulele, strong vocal harmonies, and drums. Their rich and engaging soundscape ranges from foot-stomping Appalachian mountain music to ethereal fingerpicking indie rock.
July 28 - Epic Season
Epic Season takes the stage at 7pm, with Mi Mi's Thai filling our bellies. Epic Season's sound is rooted in an indie-alternative musical field and shaped by band members' various influences, built on a foundation of solid drums, rhythm guitar, piano and tastefully phrased bass lines, and led by electric guitar and software synth, with added seasoning from vocal harmonies and occasional string arrangements. Epic Season's music is thoughtful, danceable, catchy and powerful.

LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

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Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities Schedule
Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday, 10am-2pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-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

Tuesdays, July 11-August 15, 6pm - Blair Woods Nature Nights
The whole family is invited to come out and explore the natural world as we discover a different secret of the Blair Woodland each week.

Fridays, July 14-August 4, 2pm - Fairy Houses
Build your own fairy house and explore our fairy garden.

Summer Speaker Series: Travel
Saturday, July 22, 6pm - Michelle Elliot, Alaskan Tales
Michelle Elliot set out from Nome to collect information, for Kawerak Native Corporation, on village elders along the Seward Peninsula’s Bering Sea. Follow Michelle into the wilds of Alaska through her stories of travels into these villages. Michelle Elliot is an artist, writer and a storyteller. Wine and cheese will be offered prior to lecture.
Friday, August 25, 6pm - Ian Cullison, Pacific Crest Trail

Saturday, July 29, 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. Bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. Donations are welcome.

Saturday, August 5, 6pm - Annual Farm to Table Dinner
This celebration of the season's bounty will be expertly prepared by Chef Sean Stout to include an elegant 5-course dinner of locally sourced cheeses, shellfish, meats, vegetables and berries. These fresh ingredients will be obtained from farms in NH, VT, MA and ME. Seating is limited so please reserve early. Tickets available online at or by calling The Rey Center. Dark stargazing will follow the dinner. At​ Mary Bierbrier Community Gardens, next to the Curious George Cottage

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

Fridays, 11am & Sundays, 12:30pm - Scavenger Hunt
Free Nature and Science based scavenger hunt for kids all ages, weather permitting

Saturdays, 11am - Welch Ledges Stewadship
Hike up to the Welch Ledges and meet our Rey Center Steward at the Welch Outlook, a resource for hikers.

Saturdays, 11am & Sundays, 11:30am - 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, 12noon - Sensory Garden Exploration
Join us in the Mary Bierbrier Community Gardens at the Curious George Cottage for guided exploration of our multi-dimensional Sensory Bed. You can also visit the gardens and the Sensory bed anytime. This project is a collaboration with the Waterville Valley Elementary School.

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

Visit or call the Box Office, or visit the website, to purchase tickets.

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 in the Lobby this winter & spring - Local Art Exhibit Reception, 2017
We are proud to display works in a variety of medias, including photography, sculpture and quilting, all created by artists and craftspeople from the Lincoln-Woodstock region. Free to all

Registration for Jean’s Playhouse Broadway Bound Summer Camp is Now Open
Do your kids love to sing and dance? Do they dream of someday being on the stage? Jean’s Playhouse’s unique summer day-camp is filled with unique and creative opportunities for kids wishing to be involved in the theatre. Our camp runs from Monday-Friday, August 7-11, with a final performance on Saturday, August 12 at 12noon. The theme of the camp changes each year, but focuses on daily sessions in creative arts ranging from improvisation, arts and crafts, singing, dancing, theatre games and so much more. Register online or call our Box Office. Due to our sponsors, a limited number of partial scholarships are available for local youth to attend Broadway Bound Summer Camp. Call the office at 745-6032 or email to inquire about receiving a 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 (Imagination and Music – Professional Artistry in 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.
July 10-15 - The Bremen Town Musicians
An aging donkey, dog, cat and rooster, all discarded by their masters, band together and discover delight in their new found freedom. Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm
July 17-22 - The Nightingale
The Emperor falls in love with the song of the nightingale until he finds a bejeweled mechanical bird, but when he becomes sick who comes to his aid? Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
July 24-29 - Snow White and Rose Red
Snow White and Rose Red are generous and kind. Confronted by both a dwarf and a bear, one day, the girls are in awe when things resolve unexpectedly. Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm
July 31-August 5 - Momotaro – Ogre Hunter
Momotarō and his friends a talking dog, monkey and pheasant go to a distant island to fight the marauding ogres and save their village. Based on a Japanese fairy tale
August 7-12 - How the Rainbow was Made
Nanabozho, an Ojibwe spirit, deciding the world is too boring brings out his paints to color the flowers, and the day takes an unexpected turn. A creation tale from the Ojibwe Nation
August 14-19 - Humpelken-Pumpelken or the Adventures of Humpty Dumpty
Humpelken-Pumpelken and her friends defend the town of Eggland as it is attacked by a devious chef and his crew. Based on an English Nursery Rhyme

July 13-29, Tuesdays & Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Wednesdays, July 19 & 26, 2pm - The Addams Family, the Musical
A musical comedy about America’s favorite creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky family going through typical family challenges: growing up and changing. Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man from Ohio - a man her parents have never met. Gomez and Morticia agree to host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his respectable family. What unfolds on that fateful night reveals just how far they are all willing to go for love.
On Thursday nights, come dressed up as an Addams family member. The cast will come out and judge the best-dressed audience member of the night, who will win two tickets to a future performance.

Thursday, July 13 - Special Opening Night Post-Show Reception: The Addams Family, the Musical
Buy tickets to Opening Night and stay after to meet the cast and enjoy champagne and desserts

Wednesday, July 19, following the matinee - Talk to the cast and crew about their experiences producing this show.

Friday, July 21, 5pm - Meet the Artist Reception: "Photographing the Landscape of New Hampshire"
Robert Kozlow’s photographs have appeared on the covers of many guidebooks and brochures in New Hampshire, and his work has been featured in numerous shows, including an exhibit at the Sherman Adams Visitor Center on the summit of Mount Washington. Free and open to the public, exhibiting through August

Sunday, July 30, 5pm - Lobster/Steak Bake with The Knucklehedz
The Knucklehedz is a live performance duo featuring Jim Hollis and Paul Costley performing pop-rock-dance hits of the '60s and '70s. Purchase tickets by July 26. At the Pemi Base Camp, South Mountain, Loon

Wednesday August 2, 7:30pm - Opening Night: Annie, The Musical

August 3-19, Tuesdays & Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Wednesdays, August 9 & 16, 2pm - Annie, The Musical
With pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago at an orphanage run by the embittered Miss Hannigan. Helped by her fellow orphans, Annie escapes and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Save a few bucks: Jean’s Playhouse will be running a food drive for discounted tickets to Annie, The Musical. For every non-perishable food item that is brought in, we will discount your ticket $1 (up to $5).

Upcoming Mainstage Performances:
August 23-September 9 and Wednesdays, August 30 & September 6, 2pm - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
September 21-30 - Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
October 5-14 - I and You

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 and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out.

Wednesday, July 19, 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.

Wednesday, July 26, 10am - Luxury Bus Trip to Tarbin Gardens
Friends of Lincoln Library cordially invites the public for a trip to Tarbin Gardens, the destination for nature lovers, bird & butterfly watchers, photographers & artists, and, of course, for garden enthusiasts. Flowering trees, shrubs and perennials fill the English landscape style gardens creating a parade of new vistas. Five acres of gardens exhibit the diversity of native and exotic plants, trees and shrubs that can be grown in central New Hampshire. Highlighting the visit will be an English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden, including a pot of tea, homemade scones with jam and clotted cream and special cakes and pastries. Leaving Lincoln Library at 10am/returning at 2pm. Fee (to be paid prior to the trip) covers transportation, admission & tea. Reservations must be made by Friday, July 21 (see Carol at the Library).

Wednesday, July 26, 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

Fridays, 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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

Thursdays, 7:30pm - White Mountain Jewish Film Festival
Each film in the series begins with a ticket-holder reception at 6:30pm on the Colonial Theatre patio and a unique guest speaker at 7pm to introduce the film. A Q&A session follows each film. Please visit for more details about the films and guest speakers in the 2017 White Mountain Jewish Film Festival, presented at the Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem
July 20 - Crossing Delancey (English, rated PG)
Guest Speaker: Rick Winston, Film Historian
A smart romantic-comedy that combines a nicely wry view of the modern world with the dreaminess of a fairy tale. Izzy's grandmother wants her to settle down with “a nice Jewish boy.” This doesn’t match at all with Izzy’s upper west side self-image. ''Crossing Delancey,'' is about the process whereby Izzy finally figures out what’s really important in her life.
August 3 - The Attack (Hebrew with English subtitles, rated R)
Guest Speaker: Professor Dov Waxman, Expert on Israel
Sympathetic to all sides of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the film captures the nuances of a problem that has defied solution. Roger Ebert described The Attack as "… the best kind of anti-war propaganda film: calm in feeling and mood, yet truly terrifying in showing the scourge of our age: terrorism, which can strike anybody, anywhere, at any time."
August 17 - The Debt (English, rated R)
Guest Speaker: Larry Lowenthal, Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University
In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin on a secret mission to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them when they are compelled to revisit the pivotal event that shaped their lives and careers. A taut, beautifully crafted thriller, that tackles themes of humanity, revenge and truth.
August 31 - Closing Night: I'm Not Rappaport (English, rated PG)
Guest Speaker: Lawrence Bush, Author, Poet and Editor of Jewish Currents
Delightful comedy of an 81-year-old unreconstructed New York Jewish radical, fantasist and troublemaker, whose rash, eccentric campaigns against injustice and cruelty are an old man's way of raging against the dying of the light, of trying to make a difference in an indifferent world. Imagination is the best defense.

Contact: Kitty Bigelow, Executive Director, PO Box 591, Sugar Hill, NH 03586

Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & Events
Fridays & 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.

Saturdays, July 15-August 12, 7:30pm - North Country Chamber Players Concerts

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 Gallery is one of the League’s eight retail galleries around the state, with one of the best selections of fine crafts in New Hampshire. From mugs to wood-block prints, hammered silver bracelets to handwoven shawls, you will always find something elegant, playful, practical and original.

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 July 31, 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.

Tuesdays, through August 1, 9am - Kids Throwing Class, with Jeremiah Chace
This class is 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+

Tuesdays, through August 8, 6pm - Throwing, with Jeremiah Chace
Come learn how to make bowls, plates, pitchers and more. Open to beginners & those with some throwing experience.

Tuesdays, July 11-August 15, 6pm - GOS: Stone Settings, with Sinead Cleary
Learn more about the art of stone setting, the different types of stone settings and how they are used in jewelry making today. This class will cover bezel, tube and prong settings.

Wednesdays, through August 2, 9am OR Thursdays, through August 3, 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.

Wednesdays, through August 2, 3:30pm - Surface Design, with Kri Soleri
Take your work to the next level with this class. This class will explore some surface design possibilities beyond the glaze – dip & fire technique, working with both wax & latex resist for multiple layer designs, oxide application, & surface alteration. Students should have some ceramic experience, either hand building or throwing or will have opportunity to make pots as well as work on surface.

Thursdays, through August 10, 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.

Fridays, through July 28, 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.

Sunday, July 23, 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.

Monday, July 24, 9am - Treasure Chest & Pirate Booty
In this two-day workshop, students will hand build a treasure chest in the clay studio with Taaffe & with Kathy in the jewelry studio, will make pirate booty out of metal.

Saturday, July 29, 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. Workshop to be held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia; also offered September 30 OR November 4

Wednesdays, August 2-23, 9am - North Country Landscapes “en plein air”
Join Kristine Lingle in painting our beautiful North Country landscapes. We will meet in various locations, including The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem which has scenic vistas, historical architecture and perennial flower gardens. Kristine will demonstrate in oils, and will cover concepts of color, value, shape, perspective and composition. Students may use the medium of their choice, and should have some basic experience with that medium.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, August 7-9, 9am - Clay Camp
Three days of hand building fun with Jennifer Chance. You will built a bird & nest and make whistles and more. Ages 5+

Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 10-24, 9am - Covered Vessels Intensive: Cookie Jars, with Marghie Seymour
In this intensive three-week class you will work on making covered vessels such as cookie jars and tea pots.

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.

Alan Rowe, Musical Director
(802) 748-5027

Linda Desrochers, President
(802) 748-8034

North Country Chorus
PO Box 4361, St. Johnsbury, VT

The North Country Chorus is a community chorus of about 80 members, with a mission of presenting high quality music, serves the Upper Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. The Chorus typically presents two series of concerts each year as well as three nights of Madrigal Dinner in January. Performances during the Christmas season and in the spring feature mostly classical works.

North Country Chorus welcomes all singers who are willing to commit to its standards of attendance and musical excellence. Auditions are not required.

Events & Presentations at Profile School
Profile 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.

Saturday, August 5 - Alumni 40th Anniversary Reunion

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.

Through August 3 - Free Nature Photography Class in June, July and August
Co-sponsored by Grafton County Senior Citizens Council and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, this class is part of a new "Experience/Arts" initiative. It will provide a guided hands-on exploration of photographing nature led by professional photographer John Anderson, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design who teaches at Plymouth State University and has also served as the White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence. Artful Aging programs are designed to inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share art in ways that are novel and socially engaging. For interested adults 55 and older, no experience with photography is required to participate. Class size will be limited; call Anne-Marie at 444-6050. Made possible through the national Seeding Artful Aging initiative of Aroha Philanthropies, with additional support from the Couch Family Foundation. Donations to support and sustain the program will be gratefully accepted.

Tuesdays, July 18 & 25, 10am - Craft Classes (Materials supplied, donations accepted)

Tuesday, July 18, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye

Wednesday, July 26, 11am - Field Trip
Lunch at Gordi’s and a show at Jean’s Playhouse. Please sign up at the front desk.

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

Thursdays, 1pm - Photo Class

Littleton Needleworkers - Call for details

Resumes in the fall - Bookworms Bookclub

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)

For more information, call Gayle at the School.

Jackson Grammar School Summer Reading & Enrichment Program
Monday-Friday, July 10-August 11, 8:30am-3pm
Jackson Grammar School
10 Black Mountain Road, Jackson (603) 383-6861

The daily routine incorporates art, recreation and reading. Weekly themes offer variety from week to week and are fun and educational in nature. A field trip or special event ties each week’s theme together. New this summer: A trip to White Lake State Park each week for swimming and fun

July 10-14 - Amazing Race
Join your friends to “visit” a new country each day. Get a taste of the culture of each country through music and art. Prepare for wild challenges by problem solving with your team to make it through grueling obstacle courses, silly challenges, and surprising encounters in time to head to the next country.

July 17-21 - Artful Antics
Unleash your imagination this summer and join Ms. Scribner to develop creativity and fundamental art skills. You will experience a range of mixed media, sculpture and more in a positive, supportive atmosphere. Kids will leave the week with a greater appreciation of the arts.

July 24-28 - Scientifically Speaking, Junior Scientist!
Biology? Chemistry? Physics? Explore your inner scientist as we experiment, observe and build together.

July 31-August 4 - Live Free Outside!
Get ready for games and explorations in the great outdoors. We’ll be moving our bodies and working our minds on the trails and in the fields as we play, observe and create, inspired by the beauty of the world around us.

August 7-11 - Music Makers
In this fun fusion of art making and music, we will be making artful instruments and then creating incredible music together. Experiment with a range of musical styles and rhythms on your very own creations.

Whitney Community Center Events
Whitney 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

Friday, July 21, 7pm - Escape Game Presentation
Escape games (also know as escape rooms) are becoming more popular every day. What are escape games? Basically, a fun outing where families and friends find clues, solve puzzles, and explore their inner genius. Keith Force, owner of Hourglass Adventures, will guide an interactive presentation about escape games and the escape room industry. You will learn more about the history of this phenomenon, why they are so fun, what to expect when playing a real-life escape game, and tips for both beginners and experienced players. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Saturday, July 22, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm - Escape Games - Tohua Island
"Tohua Island" is Hourglass Adventure's first portable escape game and will be available to play, with three time slots to choose from. Each game takes about an hour and is designed for both novices and intermediate players. Recommended group size is 4-6 players (larger groups could be split up and smaller groups could be combined with others). Register online at or email for more details. Reservations are highly recommended as there are a limited number of spaces.

Alternate Mondays, 5:45pm - Women Writers Group

Alternate Thursdays, 6pm - Shape note/Sacred Harp Singing (

Arts Council of Tamworth Programs & Concert Series
Tamworth 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 mission is to inspire and empower our rural community through exposure to and collaboration with master artists and performers representing diverse cultures and art forms. 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 Series
Thursdays, July 13-August 10, 6pm
Cranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
239 Skimobile Road, 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. This year’s lineup includes the return of some fan favorites, as well as some renowned first-timers. Headline concerts begin at 7pm and an early concert performance, highlighting some of the area's best musicians, begins at 6pm. For additional information and a sample of the music from each concert, visit

Tickets are available at the gate; admission to the concerts is free for kids 12 and under. Please note that there is no seating provided at the venue, but attendees are welcome to bring blankets or set up lawn chairs. There is plenty of free, convenient parking on site. Food and beverages are available on the Zips Pub deck. Dogs, with the exception of leashed service dogs, are not allowed on the property. The concerts are ‘rain or shine’ events, so we advise concertgoers to come prepared as they would to any outdoor events. 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."

July 13 - The Beach Bums
The beach parties, the cars, the surfing, the endless summers—this is what the music of the Beach Boys is all about. They have been California ambassadors everywhere on the planet for the last five decades. As “the ultimate tribute to The Beach Boys” The Beach Bums recreate the magic and essence of California summers in the '60s. The Mount Washington Valley Band will be performing the opening concert at 6pm.

July 20 - Ceili Rain
“Ceili” ~ a Gaelic (Irish) word that means “party” with live musicians, dancing, all ages fun. These Celtic-rockers are an original, innovative blend of pop-rock music with a dash of Celtic/Irish flavor and a subtle, but sincere, uplifting/joyful message. As a songwriter, front man Bob Halligan, Jr. has had over 140 songs recorded by well-known rock artists. Also featured will be traditional favorites, Jeanne Limmer dancers, presenting a special version of Halligan’s “Peace Has Broken Out”.

July 27 - Annual Pops Concert & Fireworks, featuring the Seacoast Wind Ensemble
The 50-piece Sousa-style symphonic band will be performing a traditional concert of pops favorites and light classics with some familiar Americana mixed in - all culminating with a spectacular fireworks display presented by Atlas Pyrotechnics.

August 3 - The Highwaymen Tribute
Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, made up of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, the Highwaymen traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. The Highwaymen Live pay tribute as each song, one hit after another is sung just as if they were seeing the original band perform. This classic country music tribute show is full of upbeat, honky-tonk hits like Ring of Fire, Dukes of Hazard, and On the Road Again.

August 10 - Entrain
Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the quintessential blues-calypso-zydeco-pop-rock-jazz-and a ton of drums band, brings infectious rhythms and upbeat good time music straight from Martha’s Vineyard.

Contact: Dana Clemons, PO Box 285, Bartlett NH, 03812

Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo Gallery
Sunday, 9am-12noon; Monday, 9am-4pm; Thursday & Saturday, 9am-5pm; Friday, 10am-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.

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

Tuesday, July 25, 5pm - Author Presentation with Mike Dickerman
Join us at the bookstore for a presentation and book signing with NH author Mike Dickerman, who will be discussing his newest book, "Mount Washington: Narratives and Perspectives" and signing copies. For two centuries, Mount Washington has been the object of countless writers' wonder and fascination. In this volume, more than twenty pieces inspired by New England's highest peak have been carefully selected, and collectively these cover nearly every aspect of the mountain's storied past. Editor and area historian Mike Dickerman explores the captivating history of one of the Granite State's most remarkable places.

Thursday, July 27, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Club discusses "The Atomic Weight of Love" by Elizabeth J. Church
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. Coming August 24 - "Lily and the Octopus" by Steven Rowley.

Sunday, July 30, 11am - Find Waldo Local Campaign Wrap-up Party
During the month of July, follow a scavenger hunt through a network of locally-owned and operated stores in the Mt. Washington Valley on a search for the elusive, red-and-white-stripe wearing picture book character.

Thursday, August 10, 7pm - Mystery Book Club discusses "White Bones" by Graham Masterton
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.

White Mountain Musical Arts Presentations
Various 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.

Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27 - Annual Mostly Bach Festival

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 brunch on Sunday, lunch Thursday-Sunday, and dinner is served Wednesday-Monday.

Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub

July 14, September 8 & November 17 - Doug Hazard
July 21 & December 22 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
July 28 & October 13 - Audrey Drake
August 4 - Adam Nudd-Homeyer
August 11 - Cindy Duchin
August 18, October 6 & November 10 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
August 25 - Peter Heimlich
September 1 & December 8 - Peter Lawlor
September 22 & December 1 - Jill Ducsai
September 29 - Paul Hubert
October 20 - Starlight Honeys
October 27 - Tom Bartlett
November 24 - Brian Hastings

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 phone/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

Thursdays, June 29-August 17, 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 13 - The Bremen Town Musicians
An aging donkey, dog, cat and rooster, all discarded by their masters, band together and discover delight in their new found freedom. Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm
July 20 - The Nightingale
The Emperor falls in love with the song of the nightingale until he finds a bejeweled mechanical bird, but when he becomes sick who comes to his aid? Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
July 27 - Snow White and Rose Red
Snow White and Rose Red are generous and kind. Confronted by both a dwarf and a bear, one day, the girls are in awe when things resolve unexpectedly. Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm
August 3 - Momotaro – Ogre Hunter
Momotarō and his friends a talking dog, monkey and pheasant go to a distant island to fight the marauding ogres and save their village. Based on a Japanese fairy tale
August 10 - How the Rainbow was Made
Nanabozho, an Ojibwe spirit, deciding the world is too boring brings out his paints to color the flowers, and the day takes an unexpected turn. A creation tale from the Ojibwe Nation
August 17 - Humpelken-Pumpelken or the Adventures of Humpty Dumpty
Humpelken-Pumpelken and her friends defend the town of Eggland as it is attacked by a devious chef and his crew. Based on an English Nursery Rhyme

Thursdays, through August 3, 7:30pm - New Hampshire Music Festival Classics Series
Performance details found at; presented at Hanaway Theatre
July 13 - Mozart and Mahler
July 20 - Copland in Mexico
July 27 - Composer Portrait: Huang Ruo & Haydn
August 3 - Season Finale: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov
Tuesdays, July 18 & 25 and August 1, 7:30pm - New Hampshire Music Festival Chamber Concert Series
Performance details found at; presented at Smith Recital Hall

Saturday, July 22, 10am - New Hampshire Music Festival Family Concert
A free Make Music Plymouth family concert with an exploration of the amazing orchestral music of American composer Aaron Copland. Come experience the orchestra close up with audience interaction from our musicians and music director Paul Polivnick. Fun and educational for students and adults at 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 1, 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

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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National Writing Project in New Hampshire
Plymouth State University
Main Street, Plymouth (603) 535-2684

Founded in 2002, the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, (formerly Plymouth Writing Project) is the New Hampshire chapter of the National Writing Project, and shares the values of the national organization: equity, diversity and excellence. NWPNH believes that access to high quality educational experiences is a basic right of all learners and a cornerstone of equity. Through building an extensive network of teacher leaders, NWPNH seeks to promote exemplary instruction of writing in every classroom in the state.

Monday-Friday, July 10-14 - Come Play–Write Now!
Come join us for a week filled with fun ways to express ourselves through play and writing. During the week, we’ll create and design board games and write and perform a play, along with a variety of other engaging activities based on our camp theme: Come play–Write now! Grades 3-8

Author Visits
Each summer, the National Writing Project in New Hampshire invites contemporary authors to visit our summer institutes to talk about their experiences writing, publishing and teaching. All sessions are free and open to the public, held in Frost Commons on the PSU Campus. See author profiles at
Tuesday, July 11, 1:30pm - Heather Krill
Tuesday, July 18, 1:30pm - Matthew Cheney
Tuesday, July 25, 1:30pm - JerriAnne Boggis

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, July 17, 18, 20 & 21 - Writing and New Literacies
Without question, our students are savvy, literate individuals using a myriad of tools and practices to explore the world around them and craft their identities. Since many students are labeled as “at risk” and failing, it’s time to refocus on how something ever-present in our classrooms—students’ own literate lives—can be leveraged to welcome and support their diverse literacy practices. This institute’s two main goals will be to explore ways to use these literacies as tools to foster relevant, flexible thinking in students and teachers alike, and to explore ways teachers can bring into practice the interests and existing literacies of the student writer/reader. Participants may register for three graduate credits at a reduced rate.

Monday-Wednesday, July 17-19 AND July 24-26 - Writing Our Communities
This special focus institute runs on the same principles that guide the National Writing Project invitational institute. It is designed for teachers who would like to gain a thorough background in teaching place-based writing to their students. It is open to all teachers and other interested parties. Participants can register for three graduate credits at a reduced rate.

Sunday-Friday, July 23-28 - Young Writers Institute
The purpose of this program is to create a community of writers that share in the art of writing together. We will read as writers and explore genres of writing, including poetry, prose and memoir. Participants will partake in writing activities that will help strengthen their craft through quick writes, prompts, revision exercises and conferencing with both instructors and peers. Exploration of craft will occur daily. Students will work on character and setting development, dialogue, description, scene setting and more. We will look at the work of published writers to help us dissect what works and what does not. Young writers will have the opportunity to experience collaborative work with members of the other writing camps on campus, as well as, the NWPNH Summer Institute for teachers. Students will stay in a PSU dormitory supervised by program counselors and participate in evening activities. Grades 9-12

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Meet Arts Alliance WMNF Artist in Residence
Thursday, July 27, 6:30pm
White Mountain National Forest Headquarters
Campton (603) 323-7302 (information)

Come meet the Arts Alliance of Northern NH 2017 WMNF Artist in Residence Steve Wilkes, and hear about his work and his residency plans. Steve, a professor in the percussion department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, will be with AANNH July 24 through August 12; he'll initiate the process of creating an aural map of the Forest through field work that will include recordings of wildlife and insects, waterfalls and rivers, as well as human activity. The recordings will be mapped and made accessible online. In addition to his opening talk, Steve will offer programs with the ultimate intent of providing residents and visitors the tools -- and know-how -- to continue this work and contribute to the ongoing sound file collection.

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Mail: PO Box 417, Center Sandwich, NH 03227

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art Exhibits
Memorial Day weekend 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.

Currently on view are new works of art by Wendy Ketchum (“Telling Stories”), watercolors by Stoney Conley, and Margaret Barnaby's New Work from Hawaii and Squam

Friday, July 14, 5pm - Gallery Walk in Center Sandwich

Saturday, July 15, 9am - Workshop: The Shoe as Art
Bring you old shoes to the workshop and transform them in to wearable works of art. Jim Daubenspeck, of Daub’s Cobbler Shop in Laconia, has some amazing ideas to put a new bounce in your step.

Saturday, July 22, 9am - Glenn Davison presents a talk on the Kite as Art and workshop on how to Build a Kite from sustainable materials. There will be a nominal charge per kite that you make.

Sunday, July 30 - The Kite as Art Party
Gallery artists have been invited to make kites to hang in the Gallery to celebrate our 15 years in Sandwich. The exhibit is not limited to only Gallery artists. Anyone is welcome to create a kite.

Saturday, August 5, 5pm - Opening Reception: Sallie Wolf's New Watercolors Here… and Beyond

Thursday, August 10 - Artists on the Green

Saturday, August 12, 9am - The Art of Making Pasta
A demonstration on how to make past by Karol Keating and cookbook writer and chef extraordinaire, Barbara Lauterbach

Friday, August 18, 5pm - Gallery Walk in Center Sandwich

Saturday, August 19, 5pm - Opening Reception: Peggy Merritt's The Earth on Edge
New prints that address Global Warming

Saturday, September 2, 5pm - Opening Reception: Rising Stars New Talents

For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Nancy Mardin at 536-3982, or check the website.

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 17, 7pm - Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England
Through architecture unique to northern New England, this illustrated talk focuses on several case studies that show how farmers converted their typical separate house and barns into connected farmsteads. Thomas Hubka's research in his award-winning book, "Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England," demonstrates that average farmers were, in fact, motivated by competition with farmers in other regions of America, who had better soils and growing seasons and fewer rocks to clear. The connected farmstead organization, housing equal parts mixed-farming and home-industry, was one of the collective responses to the competitive threat. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to all.

Saturday, August 5 - 250th Celebration: Explore Campton!
Take part in a 5K road race; learn about Campton’s covered bridges on a 13 mile bike tour; walk the Upper Village with the Campton Historical Society; kayak on Campton’s scenic ponds; tour the White Mountain National Forest headquarters; check out our town’s Fire and Rescue Department and more.

Monday, August 21, 7pm - Paul Wainwright presents "New England’s Colonial Meetinghouses and Their Impact on American Society"

Saturday, August 26 - 250th Celebration: Food, Music and Dancing!
Contra Dance, Live music, Open Mic, International Dinner

Monday, September 18, 7pm - Robert Macieski presents "Child Labor in New England"

Saturday, September 30 - 250th Celebration: The Grand Finale!

Monday, October 16, 7pm - Dan Egan presents "Skiing from the Alps to the Arctic"

Monday, November 20, 7pm - Iain MacLeod presents "Tracking Ospreys from New Hampshire to South America"

Corner House Inn Storytelling Dinners
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.

Upcoming Storytellers:

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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 September 13 - Summer Camps: The White Mountains Roots of an Iconic American Experience
"Our Summer Camps" exhibition will trace the sparks cast by the Transcendentalists and the early White Mountain tourists. They were the kindling for the first American summer camps that caught fire along the shores of Squam Lake and became the popular camps of the Progressive Era. These led to the torches carried forth by generations of campers from then to now. In addition to images, artifacts and narratives of the history of summer camp, the exhibit will include a participatory digital experience titled "Camp Stories," inspired by the popular oral history project Story Corps.

Thursday, July 13. 3:30pm - A Manufactured Wilderness
Why were summer camps created? What ideals motivated their founders? What factors influenced their design? How did they change over time? Abigail Van Slyck trains an informed eye on the most visible and evocative aspect of camp life: its landscape and architecture. She argues that summer camps delivered much more than a simple encounter with the natural world. Instead, she suggests, camps provided a man-made version of wilderness, shaped by adult anxieties about modernity and its impact on the lives of children. Connecticut College Professor Abigail Van Slyck is an architectural historian and author of "A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Making of American Youth, 1890-1960."

Saturday, August 5, 9:30am - Mushroom Walk/Fungal Foray
Join us for the second mushroom walk of our pilot summer-fall series. Evolutionary biologist Dr. Tommy Stoughton of the PSU Center for the Environment will lead a short and leisurely fungal foray and hike to Fox Park in Plymouth. You do not need to have attended any of the other walks to join us for this one. Meet at the MWM; suggested donation.

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.


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) 523-433

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.

Thursday , July 13 12:30pm - Music with Ira Young
Come enjoy lunch and listen to music.

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. The Upper Valley Senior Center is available for rent, with a large kitchen space, parking and handicap accessible. Great for family events and as a large meeting space. Contact Jill Vahey at the Center.

Friday, July 14 - Center closed for construction

Thursday, July 20, 11:30am - Birthday Social, with Roger Tatro

Friday, July 21, 11:30am - Lloyd Kvam's Accordion Music

Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing
*Taking the month of August off; starting back up on September 5

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

New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance
The 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, including:
Mountain Storytellers Guild at Conway Public Library on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30pm
Tea & Tales at Franklin Public Library on the last Tuesday of each month at 7pm
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Cultural Events at Scriven Arts Colony
Scriven Arts Colony Barn
452 NH Route 140, Gilmanton

Poetry readings, film screenings and more, in an old New England barn. The Scriven Arts Colony was launched in 2015 to host cultural events in a circa 1790 barn in Gilmanton.

Saturday, July 22, 7:30pm - Talk/Slide show: Photographer Hector Emanuel
As he grew up in Lima, Peruvian-born photographer Hector Emanuel regarded Lake Titicaca, which straddles the Peruvian-Bolivian border high in the Andes, as a timeless, almost mythical place. More recently, he's made six extended trips to the lake to record the festivals and daily lives of the Aymara and Quechua Indians living on the shores--and to connect with the spirit of his great-great-grandfather Carlos, a photographer and musician who lived by Lake Titicaca in the late nineteenth century. Emanuel will discuss his Lake Titicaca project and other work, including his coverage of the Colombian civil war, which has earned him awards from the National Press Photographers Association and the World Press Photo Foundation.