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January 23 - February 06
|COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)|
Errol Heritage Commission Historical DisplayMonday, 9-11am; Tuesday, 5-7:30pm; Thursday 8:30-11am
Errol Town Hall (first floor)
33 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3884 (Deb Freedman)
The public is invited to enjoy an old photo display, a peek into the rich historic past of the area. Visit a photo journal site sponsored by the Errol Heritage Commission at www.facebook.com/photojournalerrolnh/
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.
Advance tickets available at Fiddleheads (110 Main Street in Colebrook),
online at www.gnwca.org, as well as at the door on the night of the concert.
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 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. From the Delta and Bayou to Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Isles, Canada to right here in deep roots storytelling Americana, we feature shows that bring four decidedly different genres which share one common thread: a stunning repertoire of music performed by internationally-acclaimed musicians. The Colebrook Country Club is located at 15 Abenaki Lane in Colebrook (237-5566).
GNWCA Concerts at Monadnock Congregational Church
Held at the beautiful Monadnock Congregational Church at 147 Main Street in Colebrook
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsSelect venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-9302
The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is a "grass-roots" organization consisting of visual artists and artisans from the Great North Woods region. The mission of the group is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Southeastern Quebec. Members are able to participate in exhibits, receive reimbursement for conducting workshops, and be involved with other art-related activities sponsored by CRAG. Artists and artisans of any medium (photographers, quilters, wood carvers, basket makers, jewelers, etc.) wanting information about exhibit schedules, membership, or to learn how to sponsor an exhibit, should visit the website or call call Bette Guerin at 237-9302. Classes and workshops offered at various locations - check website or call for details.
Artists of the month exhibiting, featuring Francine Bigney at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), Jane Baribeau at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Jennifer Tetreault is exhibiting at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. CRAG members Roxanne Herres 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or email@example.com; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.
Select Thursdays, 6pm - CRAG Meeting
Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) at various locations. Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Contact Les Klinefelter at (802) 266-3687 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Advance tickets are available at the Tillotson Center Box Office,
online at www.tillotsoncenter.org, as well as at the door.
Tillotson Center for the ArtsOffice 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 February 1 - Roxanne Herres, owner of Sunnyvalley Studio in Colebrook and member of the Connecticut River Artisans Group, is exhibiting her photography in the Gallery.
Happenings at Errol Consolidated Elementary School99 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3341
The Errol School Board strives to cultivate individual student success, positive self-esteem, self-motivation, a sense of responsibility and a respect for others.
Events at Mohawk FallsMohawk 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. Public events hosted by Mohawk Falls include arts & crafts festivals, athletic events, live music concerts and more.
Video created to showcase the beauty of Mohawk Falls, a premiere venue for weddings and events. The property is located just minutes from the Balsams Grand Hotel Resorts and is home to a natural waterfall that cascades down the Mohawk River.
Seeking Vendors for 2nd Annual Dixville Notch Music, Arts & Crafts Festival
Are you a crafter, artisan or food producer? Taking place on Memorial Day weekend, we have a new format for 2018, and vendor registration is now open. Prime spaces are limited, so sign up early. See all the details at www.dixvillenotchfestival.com
|GORHAM & BERLIN AREA|
Visit www.randolphfoundationnh.org/publications.php for more event listings
Randolph Public Library EventsMonday & Wednesday, 3-8pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-12noon
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408
For the artists in town, the Library now has a “Precision Beveled Mat Cutter” donated by Denise Demers.
Monday, January 22, 10am - Mildred Horton Book Group
Come on the fourth Monday of the month and bring a friend; meets September-June (except December). Everyone is welcome.
If a school snow day falls on a Monday or Wednesday, we will be showing a kids movie at the Library at 3:30pm and having Hot Fudge Sundaes. Please call the Library before you come to make sure we are open.
All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.
Family Resource Center HappeningsMain Street, Gorham (603) 466-5190
The Family Resource Center's mission statement: To build healthier families and stronger communities through positive relationships, programs, and collaborations in the North Country reflects the agency's intensive focus on children, and families as well as investments in collaboration. The FRC's programs serve all age groups, from infants to seniors as well as individuals with disabilities, veterans and at risk women. Serving all of Coos County, Northern Grafton County and Northern Carroll County.
Tuesdays, 10am - 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.
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 www.family-resource-center.org/frcyouth.html for details and daily activity calendars.
Monday-Friday, 7-7:45am & 2:40-5:15pm - Gorham Edward Fenn Morning & Afterschool Programs
Enrichment activity clubs organized into five sessions. Each club will have activities focused on the same topic or theme so students can really build their knowledge and skills.
Monday-Friday, 2:10-5:15pm - Berlin Middle School Afterschool Program
Opportunities to discover new skills and learn new things such as science, community service, robotics, STEM and poetry
Monday-Friday, 2:20-5:15pm - Gorham Middle School Afterschool Program
Homework Club and scheduled enrichment activities
Monday-Friday, 2:20-5:15pm - Hillside Afterschool Program
Enrichment clubs that supplement what kids are learning during the school day, including team building games, and & researching future career goals
Monday-Friday, 2:40-5:15pm - Brown Afterschool Program
Clubs include: Music & Movement (dance), Have a Heart (bully-free activities), Book Club, Fall Lego Challenge (math & engineering skills), Work It! (entrepreneur, money & math skills) and When I Grow Up... (jobs & careers)
Berlin & Coos County Historical Society MuseumTuesday-Saturday, 12noon-4pm (or by appointment)
Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center
119 High Street, Berlin
(603) 752-4590 or (603) 752-7337
The Moffett House Museum presents exhibits on Berlin's rich history, encompassing its cultural, ethnic and industrial legacies. The museum contains the restored office and treatment center of Dr. Irving Moffett, who practiced in the Moffett House from 1949 until his death in 1993. BCCHS also owns and is in the process of restoring the Brown Company Barns on East Side River Road in Berlin. These two historic barns were last used by the Brown Company as a location for their work horses to take short periods of rest. These barns are the last of what remains of Brown Company Logging.
Reading Room is available for perusing through high school yearbooks or doing research in the many "Brown Bulletins", city reports, antique ledgers and various historical documents. Genealogy research available; the Center contains the largest library of genealogical material North of Manchester. Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"
Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham NotchSaturdays, 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.
Wednesdays, January 3-March 14 (except February 21) - International Dinner & Adventure Series
Join us for AMC's weekly dinner series of international cuisine, followed by an inspiring presentation. The family-style dinner at 6pm features four courses, including soup or appetizer, salad, entrée, bread, dessert. The after-dinner program is a cultural and inspirational adventure, presented by local & regional guides, explorers and travelers. Reservations are recommended; for more information or to make reservations call 466-2727.
January 24 - Hiking Off the Beaten Path in Africa, with Bruce and Doreen Bolnick, featuring Cuisine of South Africa
January 31 - Backcountry Skiing in Iceland, with David Lottman, featuring Cuisine of Iceland
February 7 Malta: Familiar and Exotic, with Jack Holmes, featuring Cuisine of Malta
February 14 - Rock Climbing in Spain from Catalonia to Valencia, with Chelsea Kendrick, featuring Cuisine of Spain
February 28 - A Walk In France: The Tarn Gorges, with Suzanne & Pete Madeira, featuring Cuisine of France
March 7 - Sunrise on Top of Yellow Mountain, with Stan Tupaj, featuring Cuisine of China
March 14 - Trekking in the Tatra Mountains, with Larry Garland, featuring Cuisine of Poland
Saturday, January 27 - Japan: Powder Skiing in the Land of the Rising Sun with Acadia Mountain Guides
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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Tax deductible contributions may be sent to MGNW, 290 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581.
106 Prospect Street, Berlin, NH 03570
(580) 624-0160 cell
Music in the Great North WoodsVenues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or (603) 326-3242 (information)
Music in the Great North Woods promotes and supports classical music in New Hampshire's North Country in new, as well as existing, venues. During the summer months, the non-profit organization sponsors a Master Organ Recital series and the Big Moose Bach Fest, with visiting musicians of international stature. Call, visit the website or email for detailed schedules and more information. Events are open to the public free of charge, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.
| Venue contact: Denise Vallee, email@example.com or (603) 723-3421
Events at Gorham's Medallion Opera House & Town HappeningsGorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322 x3
Performance tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Gorham Town Hall and online at the website, or at the door (unless otherwise noted). Medallion Opera House is handicapped accessible.
Select days - Gorham Players
Schedule subject to change
|HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)|
Haverhill Historical Society EventsBy appointment
Haverhill Historical Society's Kimball Store Museum
58 Court Street, Haverhill (603) 989-5953
All lectures are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at Ladd Street School, 880 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10, at the corner of County Road), Haverhill. 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, February 20, 7pm - Haverhill Historical Society Meets
Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm
91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill (603) 787-2539
The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. Serving the Towns of Haverhill, Woodsville, Pike, Monroe, Bath, Benton, Piermont and Landaff. Call Deb or JoAnne for more details. Call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center. Gift certificates available
For all arts/crafts classes, samples are displayed in the Showcase, preregistration is required and class size is limited. Crafters are encouraged to please bring standard craft tools to class, such as scissors, glue, glue gun, paint brushes, etc.
Calling all Artists.... We will be having an ART Show sometime in the Spring and ask for all you painters to get busy painting now so we can show your creations.
The Horse Meadow Cookbook “Then & Now” is on sale, available at the front desk.
Thursday, January 4, 1pm - Cards, with Jeannie
Wednesday, January 10, 9am - Beading, with Faith
Fee for supplies; sign up at the front desk
Thursday, January 11, 9:30am - Floral Arranging, with Jane
Monday, January 29, 1pm - American Sign Language Class, with Claire & Scott Gurney
Mondays, Beginning in February - Trivia Games
Saturday, March 24 - “Cabin Fever” Themed box/Gift Basket & Pie Auction
Just in time for Easter... If you would be willing to paint or fill a themed cheese box or basket for us to auction, please contact Wanda at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 787-2539.
Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music
Mondays, 12:30pm - Designers' Place: Hearts & Hands Quilters
Mondays, returning February, 1pm - Horse Meadow Chorus
Do you enjoy singing, find yourself humming a favorite tune? Come join the fun by the piano, with Linda Duxbury (from Tabor Valley Singers) directing, with assistance from Vicki Farrell. Everyone is welcome and the only requirement is that you have fun.
Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla
Tuesdays, 10am - Traveling Light, with Annalissa Pruitt
A study group about positive thinking as we age
Tuesdays, 1pm - Open Craft Room
Bring whatever you may be working on and share your ideas with others. Supplies are limited. Gerrie will be available for projects & guidance in making items with Plastic Canvas on select Tuesdays.
Wednesdays, 9:30am - Beginners Sewing
Are you interested in learning to sew?? Rosemary will teach you the basics of working with patterns and sewing machines. Please sign up at the front desk.
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
Orford Senior CenterCongregational Church
Dartmouth College Highway, Orford (603) 353-9107
You never know what might be happening at the Orford Senior Center, but you can be assured that the Tuesday lunch will be delicious and most likely there will be a neat program as well. It may be the local elementary school jazz band, a reading by an author or a talk by a local celebrity.
Tuesdays, 11:30am - Live Music
|LANCASTER & WHITEFIELD AREA|
Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer ProgramsWednesday-Sunday, 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.
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.
| Contact: Gretchen Cook, Program Director
Easterseals Lancaster SchoolLancaster Intensive Residential Treatment Facility
525 Prospect Street, Lancaster (603) 788-0911
Easterseals Lancaster offers an alternative program designed for serving individuals in need of a wide range of intensive level services inside and outside of the family’s home. The Residential & Education Services are designed to provide intensive level care to children and adolescents that are emotionally handicapped, learning disabled, developmentally delayed or physically handicapped. Abused/neglected, CHINS and delinquent youth are also accepted. There are specialized groups addressing such issues as peer relations, social skills, and boundary issues.
Depending on the needs of the residents, educational services may be provided on-site by attending the Easterseals-Lancaster School. The facility is approved by the NH Department of Education as a Special Education School. Easterseals is also flexible in transitioning and/or maintaining residents in local public schools.
More information at: www.easterseals.com/nh/our-programs/residential-educational-services/lancaster-intensive.html
Happenings at The MorrisonThe 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 MuseumThursdays, 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 & ProgramsSunday & 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.
Tuesdays, February 6 & March 6, 7pm - JHS Monthly Meeting
Attendance is appreciated for monthly meetings, held the first Tuesday of the month. Seeking interest in board positions, Chairperson positions for events, and fundraisers. Also meeting April 3
PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584
The Colonel Town Players of LancasterLancaster Town Hall Auditorium
25 Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788-4827
Proud members of the New Hampshire Theatre Awards, the Colonel Town Players continuously produce high quality live theatre, usually with a Fall musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional reviews and cabarets. Admission to our productions is in keeping with the local economy to encourage everyone to attend. Auditions are open to the public; the company is always open to new members - actors, directors, technical-folks - anyone who enjoys theatre. If you're not interested in being on-stage, consider helping out behind the curtain. We're always looking for stage managers, lighting techs, and help set-building and costuming.
Sunday, February 4, 1pm - Auditions for Spring Show: Funny Money
Auditions at the Lancaster Town Hall - Cast needed 2 women and 6 men (plus a stage crew)
Rehearsals: Sundays (times to be decided) & Thursdays, 6:30-9pm
Performance Dates: April 6, 7, 13 & 14 (possible matinee April 8)
For more information, please call Patti Dugan-Henriksen at 788-4827 (evenings after 7pm)
Appalachian Mountain Club Programs in Crawford NotchAppalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-4453
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts. AMC evening programs are free and open to the public.
Daily, 9am & 1pm - Notch Hikes
Spend 1-3 hours on an outing with an AMC guide to local points of interest. Family-friendly destinations include Mt. Willard, Gibbs Falls, Elephant Head, Ammonoosuc Lake/Red Bench, Pearl & Beecher Cascades, and more.
Daily, 11am - Notch Talks
Get a “snap shot” of the wonders of the outdoors through one of our hands-on, informal presentations. Topics include Skins & Skulls, Animal Tracking, History of the Notches, Geology of the Notches, Hiking Safety, Map Reading and Leave No Trace.
| Mail: PO Box 245
Lancaster, NH 03584
Taproot Farm & Environmental Education Center EventsLancaster (603) 788-4183 or (603) 631-6761
Taproot's work is guided by its mission, which is nurturing care for the environment by educating, inspiring and connecting communities to the land, to their food, and to each other in a holistic manner. Taproot is working toward creating a learning center whose campus is an educational homestead comprised of a working biodynamic farm, and whose programs, initiatives, and services fall within three distinct but holistically integrated realms: Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological & Community Stewardship.
We are grateful for our community and look forward to you being part of our continued growth. Please know that your generous contribution of any amount is tax-deductible.
Stay Rooted! Visit Root Seller Marketplace, a farmers' market initiative of Taproot Farm & Environmental Education Center, at 77 Main Street in Lancaster. Winter Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm and Sunday, 9am-3pm
Learn all about becoming a Local Direct Vendor at the Root Seller at www.taprootnh.org/root-seller/
Root Seller Marketplace has been approved to accept SNAP benefits. Check out what's being offered at www.facebook.com/Root-Seller-Marketplace-314355625610347/
|LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)|
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Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities ScheduleWednesday & Thursday, 10am-2pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-3pm; Sunday 10am-12:30pm
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.
Now Accepting Applications for our 2018 Artist in Residency
More information at http://thereycenter.org/artist-residency.html and http://thereycenter.org/2018-air.html
Sunday, January 21, 12noon – Craft: Duct Tape Tassel Pens
Take home a tassel pen to write your next story.
Saturday or Sunday, January 27 or 28, 12noon – Craft: Votive Candles
Light up your life with a custom votive candle.
Saturday, February 10, 6pm - Annual Gala
Dinner, dancing and live & silent auctions at the Waterville Valley Conference Center
Friday, February 16, 6pm - Fall Speaker Series: Tina Koppel presents African Safari Travel Log
Refreshments served at Speaker Series
March 16 - Michelle Elliot presents Memoirs of Alaska
July 20 - Vicki Goldberg presents Living in an Image Driven World
Saturday, February 17, 7pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
The Reys chose Waterville Valley as their summer home because they loved the dark night sky. Join us for monthly stargazing nights at the H.A. Rey Observatory at the Curious George Cottage to observe the stars just like H.A. Rey used to do. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be your guide. Whether the skies are clear or not, there will also be an indoor presentation; bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. Free, donations always welcome
Wednesday-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.
Saturdays & most Sundays, through April 8, 10am – Story Snowshoe Outside
Meet at the Curious George Cottage and follow a story through the woods with the little ones on snowshoes. Then come in and warm up with a cocoa. Make a day at the Cottage and stay for Story Time and Seasonal Crafts. Children (ages 3+) must be accompanied by an adult. Snowshoe rentals are included in program fee.
Saturdays, 11am - Curious George Story Time
Pull up a bean-bag chair at the Rey Center to hear stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious George series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Saturdays, 4:30pm - Literary Discussion Group
Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Reading list at www.thereycenter.org/literary-discussion-group.html. For adults
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PO Box 1060 Lincoln, NH 03251
NCCA's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse & Children's TheatreJean's Playhouse
34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 745-2141
The North Country Center for the Arts presents professional Broadway musical shows, presented in alternating repertory, and IMPACT (Imagination and Music, Professional Artistry in Children's Theatre). Jean’s Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center that operates the professional Papermill Theatre and the community Playhouse Players and Jean’s Teens theatre companies in the winter and spring. 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.
Saturday, January 27, 7:30pm - Winter Auction and Gala
Support Jean’s Playhouse while bidding on exciting vacations, experiences, and items at the annual Auction and Gala. This year’s event will be held at Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery.
Saturday, February 17, 7:30pm - Beatles for Sale
A New England-based Beatles tribute band from Massachusetts that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert, Beatles for Sale delivers a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no offstage performers or prerecorded tracks – everything is performed completely live. This 2-hour show starts with early 1960s through Sgt. Pepper, and the second set starts with the Beatles’ later Abbey Road album. They are past recipients of the Best Tribute Band in New England award by Limelight Magazine.
Tuesday, February 20, 6pm - Steve and Marty Return!
Join us for a 60-minute show with award-winning children’s musician Steve Blunt and author-illustrator Marty Kelley. A celebration of childhood themes, featuring original kids’ music and story-telling, sing-along, move-around, laugh-a-lot fun.
Wednesday, February 21, 7:30pm -
SPIDEY: Make Believe – Magic of Your Mind
Spidey brings a mind-blowing and hilarious magical performance. He’ll freak you out with his eerie mental demonstrations bordering on the supernatural. This is not your typical mind-numbing magic act. On the MAKE BELIEVE stage, you will see and feel things you never thought possible and will want to tell everyone you know.
Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & LecturesWednesday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 5-7pm (also by appointment)
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159 (Carol Riley)
The Museum features memorabilia from the J.E Henry era, early resort hotels, sawmills, Logging photos and equipment, local schools, yearbooks, Tourist attraction, and so much more. The Museum is a former church that was built by J.E. Henry in 1909. We also now have a "satellite" museum. The owners of the Village Shops in Lincoln (the old mill site) have given us a store front in the complex and we have numerous photos and early maps on display.
The Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society has produced a beautiful cookbook, "A Taste of History," in commemoration of Lincoln and Woodstock's 250th anniversaries, on sale at the Lincoln Public Library or by mail. These keepsake items will feed your stomach and your hearts with many heritage recipes, some dating back to 1909, as well as current day recipes from local residents. Each category is highlighted with vintage pictures of some of the area's historic eating establishments. All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the museum building renovation project.
Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public LibraryMonday-Friday, 10am-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159
The Library has museum passes available for check out: Fairbanks Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Squam Lake Science Center, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum and Wright Museum. The Library is selling Lincoln afghans, available only at the Lincoln Public Library. The afghans feature scenes of historic Lincoln and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out.
Thursday, January 25, 6pm - Oral History Presentation: Life at the Groveton Paper Mill
Jamie Sayen, author of the newly-released book, "You Had a Job for Life," an oral history of the Groveton Mill, will discuss the history of the mill that operated from 1891-2007. The Groveton Mill Oral History Project contains over 100 hours of taped interviews with more than 50 former mill workers. The Groveton mill workers told stories about the daily operation of a hot, noisy, dangerous workplace that range from the comical to the tragic. They described an extraordinarily tight-knit mill community. A slideshow of photos of the mill and audio clips from interviews with former mill workers will accompany the talk.
Through research and interviews, "You Had a Job for Life" recounts the history of the development of the mill from inception to demise—the good times and the struggle for survival. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the presentation. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, January 31, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Free, on the last Wednesday of each month. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire about the film showing.
Tuesday, February 6, 6pm - Friends of Lincoln Library Annual Meeting
Join the Friends for their annual meeting followed by great music by CHUCK and SCOTT, dancing to the '60s and '70s music. With cash bar and hors d'ouevers, at Woodstock Station (Main Street, Lincoln), Free and open to all
Wednesday, February 14, 6pm - Cookbook Club
Every 2nd Wednesday (usually), we select a theme and all of the members bring a dish to share (you do not need to feed everyone, just bring what 1 recipe called for). This is more of a tasting then of a full course meal. We discuss the recipe and enjoy the food & good company. All are welcome. Call to find out more about this fun event.
Wednesday, February 21, 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.
Wednesdays, 2pm - Spanish Language Study Group
Thursdays, 3pm - Italian/French Language Study Group
Thursdays, 4pm - Knitting Club
Simple projects to make: hats, scarves, and headbands. Join us for a cozy evening at the library.
Fridays, 10:30am - 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 ServicesLinwood Area Senior Center
194 Pollard Road, Lincoln (603) 745-4705
Located in the heart of New Hampshire's majestic White Mountains, you're sure to enjoy the special celebrations as well as the regular meals. Bring a friend and drop by for a delicious lunch, enjoy the programming, and find out how you can be a part of this great community effort.
Lin-Wood Public School - Home of the Lumberjacks72 Linwood Drive, Lincoln 603) 745-2214
Lincoln-Woodstock Cooperative is a unique school district located in the lovely White Mountains of New Hampshire. A US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon school, SAU 68 encompasses the two close-knit communities of Lincoln and Woodstock. The district capitalizes on its low student to teacher ratio to provide an individualized personalized education that focuses on the academic, physical and social-emotional growth of our students. U.S. News reports that Lin-Wood High School ranked #1 Best High School in New Hampshire.
Have a smartphone? Now you can have Lin-Wood sports schedule right at your fingertips. Search for the Big Teams app on your Android or Apple device. Register and pick which teams you want to follow.
Visit Lincoln-Woodstock Educational Access Television Site at www.youtube.com/user/LWPSChannel3/videos
More information at https://sites.google.com/a/lin-wood.org/channel-3/home
Thursday, January 25 - Poetry Out Loud Competition
Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.
|LITTLETON AREA (including Bethlehem, Lisbon & St. Johnsbury, VT)|
| Contacts: President Dave Goldstone at (516) 592-1462 or email@example.com
Eileen Regen at (603) 823-7711
Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website
Mailing list sign up (for activities): firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & ClassesOpen year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
39 Strawberry Hill, Bethlehem (603) 869-5465
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) has been a landmark destination in the North Country since the early 1900s. The 1888 building on Strawberry Hill was purchased by the congregation and established as a house of Jewish worship in 1920. The synagogue houses an extensive library and is presently working to establish a North Country Jewish Cultural Center to display the growing collection of Jewish artifacts.
Regular religious services are scheduled for each weekend, July through mid-October, and for all days of the High Holy Day season, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. In the summer BHC hosts a four-part classical concert series and at the Colonial Theatre, a four-part film festival with guest speakers.
Open in winter for holidays of Tu B'Shevat and Purim, and in May for annual community-wide Holocaust Remembrance Service. Religious school for children and classes for adults are also offered. Please visit the website for detailed information for all events, classes and religious services. All are open to the public; registration is required for classes. Available for weddings, bar/bat mitzvah services, baby-namings and other life cycle events.
Contact: Kitty Bigelow, Executive Director, PO Box 591, Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & EventsFridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend, 11am-3pm
Sugar Hill Meeting House
1401 Route 117, Main Street, Sugar Hill (603) 823-5336
The three-building campus of the Sugar Hill Historical Museum reflects the long history of Sugar Hill's people places and culture. Main exhibit changes annually. Other exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith's shop, and an extensive hand tool collection. Adjacent to the main display in the Carriage Barn is a model kitchen in which a black wood-fired stove is the focal point surrounded by a plethora of kitchen utensils in homemade cupboards. The library contains a large photograph collection along with historical and genealogical references. Museum publications and a wide variety of treasures for all ages are found in the gift shop. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
League of NH Craftsmen Gallery & Littleton Studio SchoolLeague of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1066
The Littleton 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 February 12, 2:30pm - Hand-building, with Jennifer Chance
This class will explore various methods of hand-building with clay, including slab, pinch and coil construction. We will create vessels and small animal sculptures and have the opportunity to explore a multitude of surface decoration techniques.
Tuesdays, through February 13, 6pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Lucy Golden
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.
Tuesdays, through February 13, 6pm - Throwing, with Jeremiah Chace
Come learn how to make bowls, plates, pitchers and more. Open to beginners & those with some throwing experience.
Wednesdays, through February 14, 9am OR Thursdays, through February 15, 6pm - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to teen-adult students with any level of clay experience.
Thursdays, through February 15, 6pm - Intermediate Jewelry, with Sinead Cleary
Learn new techniques while working on your own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting, soldering or enameling. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Materials available for purchase.
Fridays, January 12-26, 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.
Friday, January 26, 6pm - Name Plate Necklaces, with Sinead Cleary
In this workshop, students will learn how to stamp and solder simple bar necklaces as well as how to polish. This intro class is a great way to get your feet wet. Or have a fun night with your girls and leave with a pretty new necklace. No experience necessary.
Saturday, January 27, 10am - Shaving Cream Prints, with Lori Silva
There are many different ways to make prints, from the highly technical and complex to the relatively simple. This really fun printing activity can marble paper or create actual images using nontraditional printing materials. Finished prints can be used for a variety of other art projects or stand alone as a unique piece of art. Explore how regular shaving cream and food coloring can create fun and vibrantly colored prints through a process that seems almost like magic. Ages 6+
Saturday, January 27, 10am - Wire Wrapping: Minimalistic Jewelry, with Judy Erickson
This class will center around creating simplistic, Zen stylized designs using artistic wire. Participants will be guided in the basics for creating specific pieces then make choices on wire types and embellishments towards their own one-of-a-kind designs. Materials fee
Mondays, January 29 & February 5, 6pm - Beginning Batik, with Carol Dillingham
In this two-night workshop students will learn the basics of batik and create a wall-hanging. Students will use the wax painting and dyeing process used to create beautiful fabric designs around the world.
Fridays, February 2-March 9, 9am - Drawing for Beginners, with Cathy Smith
Ever wanted to draw? Be an artist? Anyone can learn to draw. It’s the basis for all artistic endeavors. This class will give you the tools and techniques to lay down the world you see in the illusion of three dimension on paper. Learning to see the world in a more focused way is a bonus of drawing. Bring pencil and paper for the first class.
Saturdays, February 3-March 10, 10am - Kids Drawing, with Jennifer Chance
Learn some basic tricks of the trade to help you become skilled at drawing. We will take a look at the Elements of Art (line, shape, form, space, value, texture and color) and how to apply these ideas to our own artworks. Media will include drawing pencils, colored pencils and ink.
Saturday, February 3, 10am - Enameling 3D Objects with Lucy Golden
Enameling is the ancient art of fusing colored glass to metal using heat. In this full-day class, we will explore enameling onto 3- dimensional forms that can be worn as jewelry. Techniques introduced will be sawing and filing metal, as well as sifting and painting enamels. No experience is required, and all experience levels welcome.
Tuesdays, February 6-March 5, 9am - Watercolor Fun and Freedom, with Cathy Smith
Each week will be an exploration in watercolor. We will use techniques of splashing, pouring, dripping, dropping in, different kinds of washes and color combinations. We will encourage the unexpected, let it happen and work with that. There are no mistakes, only creative solutions. Students should have some experience in watercolor, and bring supplies to class.
Friday, February 9, 6pm - Stamped Cuff Bracelets, with Sinead Cleary
In this workshop, students will learn how to stamp, file and polish customizable cuff bracelets. Pattern, stamp a special name, date or your favorite saying on a copper or sterling silver cuff. Grab a friend for a fun Friday night and learn something new - no experience necessary.
Saturday, February 17, 9am - All Day Workshop: Basket Making, with Ray Lagasse
Make a 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.
Saturday, February 17, 12noon - Teen Color Play with Enamels, with Lucy Golden
Enameling is an ancient art in which powdered glass is fused with metal. Students will be introduced to the techniques of sifting, stenciling and sgraffito, among others, and will end up with unique and colorful pieces. Ages 11-16+
Mondays, February 19 & 26, 6pm - Metal Feathers with Sinead Cleary
This two-night workshop will introduce students to sawing, texturing and soldering metal to create feathers. Students can make a pair of earrings or make feathers to use as accents on other pieces.
Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25, 10am - Prong Settings
In this day-long workshop, instructor Tom Woods shares what he has learned about making prong settings for cabochons and faceted stones. Participants will make a pendant or ring that has a stone held in place using prongs. Learn how to measure and lay out prongs so the finished jewelry piece looks symmetrical and balanced. Learn effective soldering and fusing tricks for prong work. Come away with a beautiful piece of jewelry. The instructor will have stones for you to select from, or you may bring one of your own. Soldering experience required
Sunday & Tuesday, 1-4pm; Monday, 5-8pm; 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
Linda Desrochers, President
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North Country ChorusPO 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.
Sundays, 4:30pm - Children's Chorus Rehearsals
NCC is starting a Children's Chorus which will draw children in grades 5 through 8, from the St. Johnsbury area and surrounding towns. Its purpose is to provide children with the opportunity to sing in a community choral ensemble and to aid them in acquiring musical skills and knowledge. Children will perform in selected works with NCC during its seasonal concerts, as well as sing in a variety of other performances. Kaitlyn Bryant, St. Johnsbury School's Choral Director, will lead the group, assisted by Carol LeBarron. Informal auditions are held by appointment at the St. Johnsbury School, where rehearsals will also be held. Please contact Kaitlyn Bryant at email@example.com for more information or to schedule an audition.
Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & EventsSaturdays, through October 29, 1-4pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000 or 823-5977
The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. The antique farm equipment is on display in the side yard any time, as is the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. There is no admittance fee, although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.
Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain display, Guest Houses of Yesteryear, antique farm equipment and Iron Furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school.
New Exhibit - The Grange: A Voice for the Farmers
The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was founded in 1867. Here in Franconia, Lafayette Grange #208 organized in 1875, disbanded in 1879, re-organized in 1894 and remained active for the next 94 years. Maxine Aldrich of Sugar Hill, an active Grange member since the age of 16, recently donated several boxes of artifacts pertaining to the Grange. With this donation, combined with writings and mementos from the Sarah N. Welch collection, volunteers at the Museum have created a mock Grange assembly room plus exhibits featuring the Grange's history and impact on society.
Also, a photographic display on the repair and renovation of Franconia's Dow Clock and Tower
| Wednesday, November 29, 11am - Pinehill Singers
Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm (closed when the weather is bad)
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton (603) 444-6050
Serving the communities of Littleton, Lyman, Lisbon, Landaff, Sugar Hill, Monroe, Easton, Franconia, Bethlehem - check the website for a full listing of activities.
Do you need a comfortable area for your card group to meet? Do you host a ladies' afternoon in your home but your living room is getting too crowded? The Senior Center has many afternoons that are open for drop-in style socializing. Call for details.
Do you have, or do you know someone who has, a special talent that you can bring to others? We are looking for people or groups who would like to give lessons in anything at all. Perhaps you know how to scrapbook or maybe you can make greeting cards. We have the space; we just need instructors.
Tuesdays, December 5 & 19, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye
Wednesday, December 6, 12:30pm - Storytelling with Neil
This is a fun interactive group that combines a little theater with a little writing with a little imagination and a whole lotta fun.
Tuesday, December 19, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub
Mondays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (any medium; all levels of interest welcome)
Wednesdays, 12:30pm - Craft Classes (Materials supplied, donations accepted)
*Starts back up in November
Select Wednesdays, 1pm - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually); call to confirm
Fridays, 1:30pm - Writing Group (everyone welcome, no experience necessary, call to confirm)
Littleton Needleworkers - Call for details
Kool KineticsExhibiting at 42 Maple Gallery
42 Maple Street, Bethlehem (603) 575-9077
Kinetic Art is contemporary art, dependent upon movement for its effect. Exhibiting at 42 Maple, a church for kinetic and contemporary art, with a gallery having monthly showings of other artist and themed shows.
|MT. WASHINGTON VALLEY (including western Maine, Tamworth & Freedom)|
Jackson Grammar School & Whitney Community Center EventsWhitney Community Center
10 Black Mountain Road/Route 16A (behind Grammar School), Jackson (603) 383-6861
The Whitney Center engages the public in recreational, cultural and educational pursuits. 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
Sunday, January 28, 4pm - Da Capo Singers Winter Concert
Continuing the Da Capo tradition of singing popular favorites, the concert will include arrangements of Gershwin tunes, hits from the ’50s and ’60s including California Dreamin’, Misty and Girl from Ipanema, and recent releases such as Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years. The singers in Da Capo come from all over Mt. Washington Valley and western Maine, have diverse backgrounds and represent a wide range of ages. What they have in common is a love of singing and enthusiasm for the music they perform. Though no admission is charged, there is a suggested donation to help defray expenses. For more information call Mary Bastoni at (603) 986-2221.
Saturday, February 10, 8:30am - Trillium Summit for Girls & Women
A one-day conference for girls and women, bringing together girls and women from the Valley for a day of crafts, snacks, games, speakers, networking and fun. Topics covered will include:
Why You? Why Now? The Importance of Getting to Know Yourself
How to Find and Fulfill Your Wishes
There is No One Path to Success (adult panel discussion)
Putting Your Best Foot Forward/Creating Your Own Brand
Choose Your Own Adventure (on Boundaries and Being an Upstander)
We’re More Alike Than You’d Think – A Basket of Questions (youth panel discussion)
Tried and True Tips for Taking this to Tomorrow
Guests can come for all or part of the day. Admission is free and any money raised from donations will be given to Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Registration at Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.ca/o/16451657072 and pdates posted at www.facebook.com/events/1934714283514085/
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15pm - Jackson Grammar School After School Art
At the Community Center
Alternate Mondays, 5:45pm - Women Writers Group
Alternate Thursdays, 6pm - Shape note/Sacred Harp Singing (www.northcountrysing.com)
Arts Council of Tamworth Programs & Concert SeriesTamworth Village (603) 323-0104 or 323-7182
The Arts Council of Tamworth (ACT), the first organization of its kind in New Hampshire, has been enriching Tamworth and the surrounding area since 1966. Visit ACT's 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
Arts Jubilee Concert SeriesThursdays, July & August, 6pm
Cranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
239 Skimobile Road, North Conway
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 MWVEvents.com.
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."
| Contact: Dana Clemons, PO Box 285, Bartlett NH, 03812
Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo GallerySunday, 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. www.whitemountainphoto.com/art.show.calender.html
White Birch Books EventsMonday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street (just south of the park), North Conway Village (603) 356-3200
Thursday, January 25, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Club discusses "The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Discussions are good, fun, varied and - for the most part - stay on point. Stop in, try it out, meet some new friends and read some great books. Open to any and all readers; meets every fourth Thursday of the month except November and December, when we have a combined month holiday party. www.whitebirchbooks.com/thursdaynight-book-group.html
February 22 - "The Velveteen Daughter" by Laurel Davis Huber
Monday, February 5, 7pm - International Launch Party with Author Lisa Gardner
Award-winning #1 New York Times Bestselling author and Valley resident, Lisa Gardner, delivers a new pulse-pounding thriller each year and never disappoints. "Look for Me" is her new book, debuting at the White Birch Books Launch Party at Horsefeathers (2679 White Mountain Highway, North Conway). It’s the first place to see Lisa, ask questions, and get your signed copy. In fact, the book does not officially come out until the next day – so it really is the first place in the WORLD to buy her new book.
Thursday, February 8, 6pm - Mystery Book Club discusses "Say Nothing" by Brad Parks
A small group, discussion books range from historical mysteries to contemporary thrillers. Books are usually picked a couple months in advance, but sometimes the group lines up books for several months. As with all of our groups, the Mystery Book Club is open to anyone interested and can be a great place to meet fellow readers, while discussing murder and mayhem - as it should be. Meets the second Thursday of every month. www.whitebirchbooks.com/mystery-book-group.html
Thursday, February 15, 6pm - NHWP's Three Minute Fiction Slam!
The New Hampshire Writers' Project's Fiction Slam is a fast-paced literary competition that challenges writers to perform original pieces of fiction in three minutes or less in front of a panel of judges. In the event of a tie, the audience selects the winner through an Applause-O-Meter. This year's regional winners will gather for a final showdown at the NH Institute of Art on March 8. Want to compete? Email Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. More details at www.whitebirchbooks.com/events.html#feb5
Saturday, February 17, 3pm - Book Signing and Author Afternoon with Eric Pinder
Eric will be at the bookstore for a discussion and book signing of his book "Cat in the Clouds." Richly illustrated with watercolors by T.B.R. Walsh, "Cat in the Clouds" will delight children and adults with a peek inside the famous weather observatory atop Mount Washington, where a handful of hardy meteorologists and clever cats have watched the weather since 1932.
White Mountain Musical Arts PresentationsVarious locations
White Mountain Musical Arts, the area non-profit organization known best for its presentation of the annual Bach Festival each August, presents live musical performances throughout the year to awaken contemporary audiences to the vitality of 17th-20th century music through historically informed performance of both familiar and unknown works - as well as current, contemporary music performances from time to time.
|PLYMOUTH AREA (including Center Sandwich & Campton)|
The Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUBFridays, 6:30-9:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
The Corner House Inn is open for brunch on Sunday; dinner served Wednesday-Monday.
Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub
January 19, May 25, August 31 - Taylor Whiteside
January 26, April 27, October 12 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
February 2, July 13 - Brian Hastings
February 9, July 27 - Paul Hubert
February 16, April 13, June 29, August 17, October 5 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
February 23, March 9, March 23, April 20, June 22, July 20, November 2, November 23, December 21, December 28 - TBA
March 2, May 11, October 19 - Tom Fleischmann, Hans & Georgia Stafford
March 16, May 4, September 14, November 16, December 14 - Jill Ducsai
March 30 - Doug Hazard
April 6, August 10, November 9 - Cindy Duchin
May 18, August 24 - Tom Bartlett
June 1, September 7, December 7 - Audrey Drake
June 8, September 21, October 26 - Peter Lawlor
June 15, August 3 - White Mountain Ceili Band
July 6, September 28, November 30 - Doug Hazard
Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior CenterMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or 536-9639 or 536-2090
Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome. Serving: Ashland, Campton, Ellsworth, Holderness, Lincoln, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth and Woodstock
Tuesday, January 2, 1pm - Book Discussion Group
We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month's selection will be available at the same time. You must sign up one month in advance to get and read your copy of the book. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more information, call Diane at 536-1204
Mondays, 9am - Wood Carving Class
Beginners are welcome. Bring your own tools or come by and see what it's all about.
Mondays, 10am - Knitting Group (all welcome)
Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists
Thursdays, 9am - Crazy Quilting Class
Knitters and crocheters welcome. View some of the quilters class handiwork in the display case. 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 HampshirePlymouth 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.
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Mail: PO Box 417, Center Sandwich, NH 03227
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art ExhibitsMemorial 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 Exhibit: Eyes on New Talent
Christy Bensley, Travis Bullard, Rhetta Colon, Meredith Gisness, Shelly Holtzman, Pam Tarica, Pam Urda, Betty Webster, Wendy Wilson
For further information, or in case of inclement weather, contact Nancy Mardin at 536-3982, or check the website.
Campton Historical Society Programs and EventsThursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 NH Route 175, Campton (603) 536-5140
The building (1 mile north of Blair Bridge Road, Exit 27 off I-93) is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public, with refreshments usually served. Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December.
Saturday, February 10 - Pot Luck, Popcorn, and a Free Flick
Opening film: Teddy at the Throttle (1916), which is a Keystone comedy that Gloria Swanson starred in before she made the transition to dramatic superstar.
Feature attraction: Zaza (1922)
Comedy/romance set in France in which Gloria Swanson plays a hot-tempered provincial actress who gets entangled with a married diplomat. Swanson's ebullience in Zaza was unfeigned; she called it "the fastest, easiest, most enjoyable picture I ever made."
Jeff Raspsis will be taking his place to accompany the two features... making up the music right there on the spot. Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based musician and composer, will use a digital synthesizer to recreate the texture of the full orchestra, complete with pounding drums and clashing cymbals, all produced in real time by a traditional keyboard with 88 keys.
Presented by Campton Historical Society and the Campton Public Library, open to the public - bring the whole family. Pot Luck Dinner 5pm/movies follow dinner an hour later, Please bring soup, bread, salad, main dish, dessert or non-alcoholic drink.
Corner House Inn Storytelling DinnersThursdays, 6:30pm
The Corner House Inn
22 Main Street, Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
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.
January 25 - Ghosts of Mt. Washington: Mountain Guide Joan Veilleux
Since 1849, over 150 people have lost their lives on Mount Washington and the surrounding presidential range. Joan will tell us, with emotion and suspense, the true stories of debutant Lizzie Bourne and climber Ned Green. She will share with us her personal encounters of what may have been their "presence" while climbing the mountain and working as a ranger on the summit. Joan brings us back in time to the 1850s and then into the present world of ice climbing and mountaineering, all in a place she knows and loves.
February 1 - Sharon Lafond
As a new short story author, Sharon's writings are based on fact and contain lots of wit and humor. She is inspired by her surroundings and the people she meets. Sharon’s program will be easy listening and reflects on happenings within her life. “My writings are all based on fact and wishful thinking. I love laughter and the fact that it represents parts of my life and the joy you get from the moment. It all started with my grandmother telling me stories when I was a child and me writing them down to preserve them."
February 8 - Papa Joe Gaudet, Exeter NH
February 15 - Mid-Season Storytelling Gala
Dinner and a smorgasbord of tales told by a variety of tellers
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Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State UniversityMonday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 11am-4pm (closed PSU holidays & closings)
Plymouth State University
34 Highland Street, Plymouth (603) 535-3210
The Museum of the White Mountains preserves and promotes the history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provide unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving students, researchers and the public. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours (handicap accessible). Please call Libby Griffiths or email her at email@example.com to discuss and schedule group visits.
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.
On Exhibit through December 14 - Sources of Inspiration: Friends Family, Connections
This exhibit shines a light on the current and exceptional art being made by Plymouth State University Art Faculty members and their influences.
On Exhibit at Silver Center through December 15 - Vanishing Act: Endangered Species
PSU’s Art and Environment First Year Seminar students explore the power of art to inspire activism. Students researched various endangered animal species and created an accompanying art installation. Keeping in mind that the exhibit as well as the artworks can bridge understanding and raise awareness, students worked with Museum of the White Mountains staff to design, plan, and install Vanishing Act.
Monday, December 4, 5pm - ARTalk
Join us for an interactive panel discussion with Plymouth State University art faculty panel, moderated by PSU's new art historian. Free and open to all
Wednesday, December 6, 10am - Plymouth State University Student Art Sale
Stop by PSU’s annual student art sale at the Museum of the White Mountains during December’s Walkabout Wednesday and discover the beautiful artworks being produced by PSU’s talented art students! Light holiday treats will be served.
Wednesday, December 6, 4pm - Walkabout Wednesday and Jammin at Karl's (5pm)
Join us for live music at the MWM, featruing PSU student band Squatch. Light holiday treats served
Friday, December 8 - Wine-and-Cheese Member Thank You Event
December 15-January 30 - The Museum of the White Mountains will be closed for Winter Break
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Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & EventsBristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395
Serving communities of Bristol, Alexandria, Bridgewater, Hebron and Groton
Alternate Tuesdays, 9am - Craft Group
First & third Tuesdays of each month
Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-3pm
Church Street, Canaan (603) 523-433
Visit the historic Mascoma Area Senior Center (MASC) in the former Indian River Grange Hall in the heart of downtown Canaan. Serving communities of Canaan, Enfield, Dorchester, Orange and Grafton.
Upper Valley Senior Center Programs & EventsMonday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon (603) 448-4213
Serving the communities of Lebanon, West Lebanon, Hanover, Plainfield, Enfield, Etna and Lyme. The Upper Valley Senior Center is available for rent, with a large kitchen space, parking and handicap accessible. Great for family events and as a large meeting space. Contact Jill Vahey at the Center.
Thursday, December 14, 11:30am - Galen Mudgett's Saxophone
Friday, December 22, 11:30am - Lloyd Kvam's Accordion Music
Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Jamie
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
Events at The Monarch School of New EnglandFoss Campus - 61 Eastern Avenue, Rochester (603) 332-2848
Williams Campus - 13 Monarch Way, Rochester (603) 330-0566
The Monarch School of New England supports individuals with special needs so they can realize their greatest potential. The School is pleased to work in partnership with VSA New Hampshire and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, to bring teaching artist Kelly Doremus Stuart to offer integrated arts residencies that are designed, class by class, to help our students learn curriculum concepts through movement. The residencies are provided under the Arts Alliance’s contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
New Hampshire Storytelling AllianceThe New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance promotes the oral tradition of storytelling in the community in all its forms: traditional, creative, educational, cultural, personal and therapeutic. NHSA offers assistance to its members and their communities through conferences, workshops, festivals, in the classroom, and at many venues throughout the state.
New Hampshire Storytelling Guilds: Can't get enough of great New Hampshire storytellers? Each month the many storytelling guilds around the state offer storytellers and listeners a chance to come together and share in the amazing experience of story, 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
Check out more upcoming and ongoing events at www.nhstorytelling.org/calendar-of-events
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Cultural Events at Scriven Arts ColonyScriven 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.
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