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September 25 - October 09
|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.
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.
Friday, September 29 - Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
High-demand fiddler trio from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands
Saturday, October 14 - Sultans of String
Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz
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).
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 www.gnwca.org, as well as at the door on the night of the concert.
Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & EventsSelect venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-9302
The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is a "grass-roots" organization consisting of visual artists and artisans from the Great North Woods region. The mission of the group is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Southeastern Quebec. Members are able to participate in exhibits, receive reimbursement for conducting workshops, and be involved with other art-related activities sponsored by CRAG. Artists and artisans (photographers, quilters, wood carvers, basket makers, jewelers, etc.) wanting to exhibit should visit the website or call (802) 266-3687. Classes and workshops offered at various locations - check website or call for details.
Artists of the month exhibiting, featuring Bette Guerin's photo exhibit "Every Picture Tells a Story: A Photo Journal" at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), Steve Bissionnette at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Jennifer Tetreault 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or email@example.com; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or Francine@ncia.net.
Through October 7 - CRAG Starving Artists Silent Auction at Fiddleheads
Time is running out for people to bid on items in the starving artists silent auction sponsored by the Connecticut River Artisan Group. Bids can be placed on works of art as well as items donated by local businesses until October 7. To bid on items, please visit our gallery at Fiddleheads in Colebrook. Contact Fiddleheads at firstname.lastname@example.org or 237-9302
Saturday, September 30, 10am - CRAG Stained Glass Class
For more information and to register for the class, please contact the Tillotson Center at 237-8576 or email@example.com.
Saturday, September 30, 2pm - Artist Reception
Please join CRAG at the Tillotson Center to meet the artist of the month, Jennifer Tetreault, at a reception. Jennifer's works of art are inspiring and very creative. Enjoy complimentary refreshments while viewing Jennifer's superb works of art.
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.
Through October 7 - Exhibit: CRAG member Jennifer Tetreault
Connecticut River Artisans Group member Jennifer Tetreault is exhibiting her paintings in the Gallery. The Gallery is open Wednesday's 1-3pm and at all events
Sunday, September 24, 2pm - Sunday on the Steinway, with Ben Cosgrove
Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer, pianist and multi-instrumentalist who performs regularly all over the country, writes scores for films, plays, radio and television. Ben has produced several albums of original instrumental work that straddles a line between folk and classical music. His “electric and exhilarating” live performances are at once dazzling and intimate: music that has been described as “stunning” and as “compelling and powerful,” all presented with warmth, honesty and “the easy familiarity of a troubadour.”
Saturday, September 30, 10am - CRAG presents a Stained Glass Workshop
This beginning stained glass workshop with Jacki Scott will teach you the skills needed to complete a suncatcher of your choice. Call 237-8576 to register; space is limited.
Saturday, September 30, 2pm - Artist Reception: Jennifer Tetreault
Refreshments will be served, and admission is free.
Happenings at Errol Consolidated Elementary School99 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3341
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.
Friday & Saturday, September 22 & 23, 7pm - The Mason, Starr, McEuen Trio in Concert
What better way to enjoy fall in New England than by sipping a glass of wine or craft beer and having a bite to eat at a waterside concert under a post and beam pavilion? Especially when you get to enjoy the music of three talented artists, who have never played together in northern New Hampshire! Bobby Mason, David Starr and Nathan McEuen will delight the crowd with their singer-songwriter style Americana music. More info & tickets available at: www.mohawkfalls.com/mason-starr-mceuen-trio-concert.html
Monday, October 16, 11am - Public Picnic Day
Bring a picnic lunch and take in the beautiful fall foliage for the last day open for the 2017 season. Free to the public, to come see the venue.
|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. The Library will be holding a matt cutting demonstration this fall for everyone interested in learning how to cut your own mats.
3D Printing comes to the Library
The NH State Library has purchased several 3D printers for use in all NH libraries. Randolph received the printer for the last two weeks of August and will have access to the North Country Coop printer on demand. If you have never seen one in action, it is fascinating to watch.
Upcoming... Depending on how many apples are left after the bears have had their fill, we will be having hands-on apple cider pressing in the Library circle garden sometime in late September or early October. Also, later this fall we will be having a “Painting with Wool” needle felting class in the White Mountain room.
Monday, September 25, 10am - Mildred Horton Book Group
Facilitated by Hildy Danforth, start its 40th season with a round robin; each person telling briefly "What I read this summer." It is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the latest books folks have read. Come on the fourth Monday of the month and bring a friend. Everyone is welcome.
All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.
Visit www.family-resource-center.org/frcyouth.html for daily activities.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural HeritageSt. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-12noon & 1-4:30pm and Friday, 9am-12noon
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1028
Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets available in advance (at the Center's office or online) or at the door the night of the performance. St. Kieran's will hold reserved seating for our membership and loyalty card holders until 1:50pm, at which time space will be opened. General seating is on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited, by fire code, to about 250 audience members. Loyalty cards available. For more information about our Seven to Save project, please contact the Arts Center.
Season Memberships 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, October 1, 2pm - Matthew Odell, Award-winning Pianist
Select Wednesdays, 5:30pm and Thursdays, 9:30am - Drums Alive
Drums Alive is one of the latest innovations in fitness and wellness, capturing the essence of movement and rhythm combined with fun to deliver real fitness results. Drums Alive will improve the quality of life for a wide variety of audiences, including healthy, mentally or physically challenged children and adults, and those with other life-altering conditions. Improvements will come through the use of principles from movement therapy, music and sound therapy, physical education/fitness and rhythmic education. It allows for individual and creative expression through both verbal and non-verbal communication, provides a healthy way to release aggression and decrease stress, focusing on acceptance, respect and understanding of different cultural movements, rhythms and music. Please contact the Arts Center to register.
| 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.
Wednesday, September 27, 7pm - Concert: Appleseed Collective
Poised to become the new sound of string music, and riding the wave of the bluegrass revival beyond newgrass and into a strange new genre-bending territory, The Appleseed Collective explores the full range of dark and light, old and new, composition and improvisation in a deeply theatrical stage show that transports audiences through time. The sounds of The Appleseed Collective are as diverse as the personalities that create them. Violinist/mandolinist Brandon Worder-Smith grew up steeped in a rich rural Bluegrass and Irish fiddle culture. Guitarist Andrew Brown, fast-talking vintage garb peddler and son of a Motown session musician, with a piece of that Dixieland sound. Funk/rock drummer Vince Russo with a washboard, whose penchant for ripping percussion solos and untamed showmanship. Bassist Eric O’Daly, whose passion for Indian Classical music and introspective yet fiery Irish nature, they swing from dim club storytelling swagger to rich vocal harmony, from hot club hot licks to spacey ambience, from old Irish reels to modern American indie.
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, October 17, 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.
Monday, September 18, 12:30pm - Herbs, with Elaine Elliott
Thursday, September 7, 9:30am - Floral Arranging, with Jane
Thursday, September 7, 1pm - Cards, with Jeannie
Wednesday, September 13, 9am - Beading, with Faith
Fee for supplies; sign up at the front desk
Monday, September 25, 1pm - American Sign Language Class, with Claire & Scott Gurney
Saturday, October 7, 9am - Annual Fall Festival Craft Sale
A great place to start your Christmas shopping with a wonderful variety of items from handmade jewelry, to wood
items, soaps, crochet & knitted items and much, much more. We will have coffee and pastries for sale as well as lunch and snacks. If you’re interested in selling your crafts, please contact Wanda to reserve your space.
Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music
Mondays, 12:30pm - Designers' Place: Hearts & Hands Quilters
Mondays, 1pm - Horse Meadow Singers
Do you enjoy singing, find yourself humming a favorite tune? Horse Meadow Senior Center is starting a choral group. Come join the fun by the piano, with Linda Duxbury (from Tabor Valley Singers) directing. Everyone is welcome and the only requirement is that you have fun.
Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla
Tuesdays, 1pm - Open Craft Room
Gerrie will be available for instruction in Plastic Canvas. Bring whatever you may be working on and share your ideas with others. Supplies are limited.
Wednesdays, 9:30am - Beginners Sewing
Are you interested in learning to sew?? We’re starting a new class that 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.
PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584
The Colonel Town Players of LancasterLancaster Town Hall
25 Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788-4827
Since starting in the early 1970s, the Colonel Town Players have continuously produced shows, usually with a Fall musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional reviews and cabarets. The company is always open to new members - actors, directors, technical-folks - anyone who enjoys theatre.
| 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.
|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
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 through September - 2017 Artist in Resident: Corwin Levi
Friday, September 22, 10am - Elementary School Constellation Installation Activity
Saturday, September 23, 1pm - Constellation Installation Activity at the Curious George Cottage
Saturday, September 23, 5pm - Community Presentation and Reception
Saturday, September 23, 8:30pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
The Reys chose Waterville Valley as their summer home because they loved the dark night sky. Join us for monthly stargazing nights at the H.A. Rey Observatory at the Curious George Cottage to observe the stars just like H.A. Rey used to do. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be your guide. This program is weather dependent; bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. Free, donations always welcome
Saturday, September 30, 6pm - Fall Speaker Series: Galileo Galilei, the Starry Messenger
The Starry Messenger, presented by Michael Francis, is a dramatic fun-filled adaptation of Galileo's short treatise "Siderius Nuncius." Galileo (dressed in 17th-century costume) arrives to present a public lecture on his most recent discoveries made using his newly devised spyglass. As he describes those discoveries, Galileo's new method of observation and measurement of nature become apparent. Throughout the presentation audience members are actively involved in experiments and demonstrations. After the lecture, Galileo answers questions about his experiments, his life, and his times. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Wine and cheese served at Speaker Series
October 7 - Gale Adams-Davis presents My Journey Working with Refugees
November 17 - Ben Porter presents Information Technology, Business Strategy, and Career Risks
December 15 - Brenda & Preston Concklin of the Waterville Valley Historical Society
January 19 - TBD
February 16 - Tina Koppel presents Safari Talk
March 16 - Michelle Elliot presents Memoirs of Alaska
July 20 - Vicki Goldberg presents Living in an Image Driven World
Saturdays, October 7 & November 4, 1pm – Build a Fairy House!
Saturday, October 7, 4pm - Monkey Business Premiere Movie
The true story behind the curious little monkey, at WVRD. Free, but reservations are required as seating is very limited. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, October 21, 6:30pm - Campfire Stories
Cozy up by the fire as we tell regional ghost stories, native legends and roast marshmallows at Mary Bierbrier Community Gardens.
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.
Fridays, 11am - Scavenger Hunt
Free Nature and Science based scavenger hunt for kids all ages, weather permitting
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 also offers a limited year-round guest artist series of magicians, comedians and musicians.
On sale now, NCCA Gift Certificates are valid for any NCCA Productions, including Mainstage shows by the professional, award-winning Papermill Theatre company, community theatre shows by the Playhouse Players, and concert series shows that bring in musical guest artists from around the country. Gift Certificates may be ordered at the Jean's Playhouse Box Office (open Tuesday-Sunday, 3-6pm), over the phone, or online.
New Hampshire Resident Discounts - With a valid NH drivers license, full time New Hampshire residents are eligible to purchase half price tickets to all Friday night productions of mainstage shows this season.
Exhibiting through December - "The Magic of Water"
An exhibit of oil paintings by Mary Crump, focusing on the hidden gorges and waterfalls of the White Mountains. As she explores and experiments with color and light in a particular composition, she is constantly challenged by the special effects of water on the surrounding scene. Free and open to the public
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Monday & Wednesday at 2pm, September 21-30 - Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
An aging but formidable retiree hires an acerbic dance instructor to give her lessons in her condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Antagonism between the gay man and the wife of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, foxtrot and cha-cha.
Sunday, September 24, 2pm - Trio Alexander
A flute-viola-harp ensemble, comprised of flutist Caroline Sonett, violist Adam Paul Cordle and harpist Rosanna Moore. Their repertoire includes the works of Claude Debussy, Kaija Saariaho, Jacques Ibert, Alan Rawsthorne, Leo Smit and D.J. Sparr, among others.
October 5-14 - I and You
Anthony arrives unexpectedly at his classmate Caroline’s door with a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is quick and sardonic, at odds with Anthony, who is athletic, sensitive and popular.
Friday, October 13, 5:30pm - Meet the Artist Reception: Mary Crump
Oil paintings of New Hampshire - "The Magic of Water"
Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm, November 3-5 - Alice in Wonderland
A curious young girl follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland. There, she encounters some of the strangest and most peculiar creatures, including the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter.
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.
Thursday, October 12, 6pm - Unlaunch'd voices, an evening with Walt Whitman
Opening with the elderly Whitman on the evening of his seventieth birthday, the audience is a visitor in his room as he prepares for his birthday celebration. Whitman begins to reminisce during the telling. He transforms into his young vibrant self and we begin to trace back with him the experiences that led to the creation of Leaves Of Grass, his lifetime work. The first part of the performance explores Whitman’s preoccupation with the self and his resolve to write with 'free and brave thought…' In the second part of the performance, Whitman’s life is changed forever by the Civil War. It is here that he finds 'the most important work of my life,' nursing the wounded soldiers in the hospitals. Through Stephen Collins’ recitation of poetry and readings of actual letters, we experience Whitman’s movement from selfishness toward selflessness and his growth into a mature artist who is at peace about 'himself, God and death.' A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public.
Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public LibraryMonday-Friday, 10am-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159
The Library has museum passes available for check out: Fairbanks Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Squam Lake Science Center, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum and Wright Museum. The Library is selling Lincoln afghans, available only at the Lincoln Public Library. The afghans feature scenes of historic Lincoln and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out.
Wednesday, September 27, 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.
Wednesday, October 11, 6pm - Cookbook Club
Every 2nd Wednesday, 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, October 18, 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
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, September 28, 8am - College Fair
Saturday, September 30 - Homecoming
Friday, October 13, 6:30pm - Middle School Dance
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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.
Exhibiting through October 9 - Our Hat Trunk
Saturday & Sunday, September 30 & October 1, 10am - Fall Festival
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.
Saturday, October 7 - 2017 Monarch School of New England Bike Ride
This year features 20/29/50 mile rides through the beautiful hills of Strafford, Carroll and Belknap Counties. More information and registration at www.monarchschoolne.org/events/2017-bike-ride/
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.
New To The Gallery: Sarah Burns, the crafter behind Sweet Fern Pottery
Sarah works with stoneware fired in a gas-fired soda kiln, creating an irregular, unpredictable effect on each piece. The variability in airflow, temperature, and soda ash ensures that each piece is unique. Her forms are influenced by the organic, ever changing world around us. Like nature, her work is constantly evolving and she works in incremental series, with each subsequent series building on the concepts of the predecessor.
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 October 16, 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. Also offered November 6-December 11
Mondays, through October 2, 5:30pm - Intermediate Stained Glass
This intermediate class with Jacki Scott is for those who have taken the beginner class or who have experience with stained glass. Choose from provided patterns or submit your own pattern for approval.
Tuesdays, through October 3, 9am - Throwing, with Marghie Seymour
Marghie will work one on one with students who are either completely new to throwing clay on a wheel or those who have some experience but are looking for help making the material do what they want it to do. Students will finish this class with an understanding of the properties of clay, how to make basic items, join pieces, and alter forms, and with a baseline knowledge of materials, tools, glazing and firing.
Tuesdays, through October 10, 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. Also offered Thursdays, November 2-December 14, 6pm with Jean Matray
Wednesdays, through October 11, 9am OR Thursdays, through October 12, 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. Also offered November 1-December 14
Wednesdays, through October 11, 6pm - Throwing, with Jeremiah Chace
Come learn how to make bowls, plates, pitchers and more. Open to beginners & those with some throwing experience. Also offered November 1-December 13
Thursdays, through October 19, 6pm - Intermediate Jewelry/Guided Open Session, with Jean Matray
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, through September 29, 9am - Water Color for All Levels, with Debbie Aldrich
Debbie is an accomplished watercolor artist who has studied at the Museum School of Fine Art Boston and the Glassell School of Fine Art, Houston, TX. She has also studied with top watercolor artists around the country. She is an award winning painter and a phenomenal instructor. She works with all levels of students. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Class is open to all levels, to be held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia. Also offered October 6-27, November 3-17, December 1-22
Saturdays, September 30 & October 7, 9am - Lidded Basket Class, with Ray Lagasse
In this two-dayworkshop students can choose one of four lidded basket they would like to make from start to finish. On the first Saturday students will be making the basket and on the second Saturday the lids will be attached. Options are: double pie basket, knitting basket, picnic basket or fishing creel basket.
Saturday, September 30, 10am - Basic Bezel Setting, with Sinead Cleary
Ever want to know how to bezel set stones? This one-day workshop will cover the basics of how to make a bezel setting. You can set anything that has a flat bottom and any shape top stone, glass, clay and more. Learn tips and tricks on how to set your stone perfectly, how to clean up your bezel and create a beautiful polish. Instructor will provide silver bezel strip, silver wire, silver sheet and a small assortment of stones for students to purchase.
Saturday, September 30, 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+
Sunday, October 1, 10am - One Day Workshop: Keumboo Cuffs, with Sinead Cleary
In this introduction to Keumboo, students will learn how to apply & fuse 24k gold foil to fine silver cuff bracelets, using an ancient technique. Instructor will provide various widths of cuffs as well as gold foil. Open to beginners; no experience necessary.
Tuesday, October 3, 6pm - Intro to Photography, with Meg Brown
Have a fancy new DSLR you've wanted to figure out? Are your photos fuzzy? This half-day class is perfect for beginners looking to improve their photography. We will cover camera basics, focusing, composition and simple photo editing. Materials: Camera or camera phone and computer equipped with a photo editing software, such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Gimp or Pixlr.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, October 4-6, 9am - Three Day Workshop: Water Color from the Heart
Learn new and free ways to express in watercolor. Carol Carter will demonstrate her watercolor technique through lecture, demonstration and individual instruction. Each day will begin with a uniquely tailored demonstration to inspire. Talks about color, pigment, design and value will be included. The brilliance of color and the color palette, along with choosing imagery with meaning will be discussed. The day included a step-by-step tutorial, with hands-on instruction. Classes are informal and discussions are lively and entertaining. There will be discussion about marketing, resources for supplies, documenting art, and developing personal imagery. Held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia
Saturday, October 7, 10am - One Day Workshop: Coloring Fabric, with Jane Balshaw
Manipulations of color on weave and over-lapping designs that create pattern have always captured our attention. This class is a basic introduction to some manipulations on the surface of fabric to create your own pieces of art that can be sewn into a quilt, used to make a pillow/handbag/garment or simply frame. Using fabric paint, learn direct-on or take-off methods, wet and dry methods and photo exposed imaging. Embellishment with pencils, crayons and stamping is also learned while understanding the fiber & weave of fabric for best results. Leave with finished fabric and a work book to continue the fun at home. The workshop starts with exercises to boast your self-confidence to uncover your personal creative expression. Technical information will be imparted, then we will paint samples of many different styles - literal, abstract, impressionist - so you can find what suits you best. We will break for a pot luck lunch then return to experiment with color theory and techniques with brushes, brayers, stamps, combs, stencils and sunlight. Held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia
Saturday, October 14, 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.
Saturday, October 14, 10am - One Day Workshop: Introduction to Painting with Cold Wax, with Brigid Gallagher Davies
Cold wax paintings are created using standard oil paints, mixed with a prepared Cold Wax Medium. They are applied, onto an Encaustic board or a cut piece of wood. Once the mixture has been applied, it is manipulated on the board using various tools and texture makers on the wet surface. Tools include palette knives, brushes and scrapers - anything from pottery tools to old credit cards. Texture makers include anything from bottle caps to stencils to chains to crumpled paper. You can also add collage do-dads to accent your painting. It's easy, lots of fun, and messy. Held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia
Sunday, October 15, 10am - One Day Workshop: Introduction to Painting with Ceracolors, with Brigid Gallagher Davies
Ceracolors are a newish medium, a water soluble paint made with wax and pigment. Unlike watercolors, Ceracolors are sturdy and do not require such careful application. They are light, dry quickly, and can be used on 140lb. Watercolor paper, or on an encaustic board or piece of wood. Extra cold wax can be added on already painted areas to build up texture. They are less messy and, because they are water soluble, are easier to clean up. Held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia
Saturday, October 28, 10am - Enameling: 3D Objects, with Lucy Golden
Enameling is the age-old art of fusing colorful glass to metal, using heat. In this full-day class, 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.
Saturday, November 4, 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
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
Linda Desrochers, President
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.
Rehearsals for the fall season in the band room of the Morse Center for the Arts at St. Johnsbury Academy (parking in the rear). The Chorus will be preparing JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Performances will be held during the first weekend of December at three venues in the North Country.
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
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.
Fridays, September 8, 15 & 29, 1:30pm - Writing Group (everyone welcome)
Tuesday, September 12, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye
Wednesday, September 14, 11am - Music with Wayne Klingler
Saturday, September 23 - Senior Center Annual Penny Sale & 9th Annual Littleton Library Book Sale
Held at the Center. Tickets for the Penny Sale fundraiser on sale September 18-23, with drawings held on Sunday, September 24 at 1pm. You do not have to be present to win.
Tuesday September 26, 12:30pm - Bookworms Bookclub: Ocean at the End of the Lane
Coming Saturday, November 4 - 1st Annual Craft & Hobby Fair
Sign up to reserve for limited space; workers, bakers needed
Mondays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (any medium; all levels of interest welcome)
Wednesdays, 12:30pm - Craft Classes (Materials supplied, donations accepted)
Select Wednesdays, 1pm - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually); call to confirm
Littleton Needleworkers - Call for details
Kool KineticsExhibiting at 42 Maple Gallery
42 Maple Street, Bethlehem (603) 575-9077
Kinetic Art is contemporary art, dependent upon movement for its effect. Exhibiting at 42 Maple, a church for kinetic and contemporary art, with a gallery having monthly showings of other artist and themed shows.
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Whitney Community Center EventsWhitney Community Center
10 Black Mountain Road/Route 16A (behind Grammar School), Jackson (603) 383-6861
The Community Center offers many options and spaces for public use. There is a large, multipurpose Main Hall with a stage and seating up to 250. The bright Art Room has working height tables and stools to accommodate about 15 people. A small conference room, with a table and chairs, is an additional option for up to 8 people. The large Kitchen has a gas stove and countertop space, with a pass through into the Main Hall. Detailed information and availability can be found on the Grammar School's website. Handicap accessible
Saturday, October 21, 7pm - Finding One's Self on the Camino de Santiago
In 2015, author Theresa Fersch hiked the entire length of the Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago de Compostella, Spain. The 500-mile pilgrimage traveled by pilgrims for over 1,000 years is said to bring great physical, mental and spiritual growth to all who travel its routes. Providing inspiration and motivation for others to do something amazing for themselves, Theresa provides a brief overview of what a day on the Camino is like and speaks about the significance of living one's life to the fullest.
Alternate Mondays, 5:45pm - Women Writers Group
Alternate Thursdays, 6pm - Shape note/Sacred Harp Singing (www.northcountrysing.com)
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Arts Jubilee Summer 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."
Friday, November 17, 7pm - Special Encore Event: The Beatlemania Stage Show
Join us to help Arts Jubilee as we plan for our 36th Season in 2018. Starring Ceili Rain's Bob Halligan, Jr. as Sir Paul McCartney, this all-star cast of musicians will be performing the complete “fab four” experience — from the early Ed Sullivan days through the Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road eras — with original costume changes and authentic Beatles instruments. This incredible tribute show brings all generations together to celebrate the timeless music, magic and memories of the band that revolutionized pop music. The evening will also include a silent auction and a meet-and-greet with the band following the concert. Presented at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, 18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg, ME. Reserve your ticket now at www.mwvevents.com/artsjubileeEncoreEvent.html
| 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, September 28, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Club discusses Rabbit Cake" by Annie Hartnett
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
October 26 - "One in a Million Boy" by Monica Wood (at Kennett High School)
Thursday, October 12, 7pm - Mystery Book Club discusses "One in a Million Boy" by Monica Wood
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
November 9 - "Blood Strand" by Chris Ould
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.
Saturday, October 21, 7pm - Performance: Bold Riley
Bold Riley started as a simple music project among friends, but quickly gained momentum thanks to the group’s contagious enthusiasm and commitment to bringing joyful acoustic folk music to the greater community. Comprised of members from all over southern Maine, the group is known for its soaring vocal harmonies and diverse instrumentation. Fiddle, guitar, banjo, accordion, bass and an ever-expanding list of percussion allow Bold Riley to provide a wide range of music to its listeners. Members take turns singing lead, and songs range from classic folk favorites to unlikely covers to rousing originals. Presented at First Church of Christ Congregational, North Conway. Admission is a suggested donation, and will benefit the WMMA and its many future programs.
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The Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUBFridays, 6:30-9:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
The Corner House Inn is open for brunch on Sunday; dinner served Wednesday-Monday.
Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub
September 29 - Paul Hubert
October 6 & November 10 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
October 13 - Audrey Drake
October 20 & November 3 - Starlight Honeys
October 27 - Tom Bartlett
November 17 - Doug Hazard
November 24 - Brian Hastings
December 1 - Jill Ducsai
December 8 - Peter Lawlor
December 22 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
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, October 3, 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
Wednesday, October 4, 1130am - Oktoberfest
Music by Baker Valley Band
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 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, September 30 - 250th Celebration: The Grand Finale!
The big gala celebration at Pattee Conservation Park and the Campton Historical Society. The day will begin with a breakfast at the Campton Congregational Church followed by the 250th Proclamation at the Conservation Park. Live events for the afternoon will include games for kids, historical reenactments, crafts and exhibits. Evening entertainment and dancing will follow a gala barbecue dinner and end with a grand fireworks display. All are welcome.
Monday, October 16, 7pm - Dan Egan presents "Skiing from the Alps to the Arctic"
Saturday, October 21 - Concert and Dinner
Monday, November 20, 7pm - Iain MacLeod presents "Tracking Ospreys from New Hampshire to South America"
Sunday, December 3 - Community Holiday Concert & Cookie Swap
Corner House Inn Storytelling DinnersThursdays, 6:30pm - Storytelling Dinners are held from the Thursday before Halloween, and continues every Thursday evening (except holidays) through the end of May. Storytelling begins after dessert and coffee are served. For reservations and more information, call or email Don Brown at Corner House Inn.
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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.
Tuesday, September 26, 4pm - Opening Reception: Lasting Impressions, A Juried Alumni Arts Exhibition
Lasting Impressions showcases multiple generations of PSC/PSU art, writing, music, theater and dance alumni, highlighting the importance of place as well as the University’s history of incubating critical thinking and artistry. Including recent graduates to established artists, writers, musicians, dancers and actors, Lasting Impressions is a collection of works that convey the role the White Mountains, teachings, experiences, landscape and ideas encountered here in influencing these artists’ creative journey and developing careers. This exhibit will be displayed at the MWM, Silver Center and Lamson Library through October 26.
Sunday, October 1, 12:30pm - Final Mushroom Walk/Fungal Foray
Evolutionary biologist Dr. Tommy Stoughton of the PSU Center for the Environment will lead a short and leisurely fungal foray and hike to Quincy Bog in Rumney. 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.
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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, September 14, 11:30am - Galen Mudgett's Saxophone
Thursday, September 21, 11:30am - Birthday Social, with Roger Tatro
Friday, September 29, 11:30am - Lloyd Kvam's Accordion Music
Wednesday, October 11 - John Denver Tribute
Day trip to The Flying Monkey in Plymouth. Price includes transportation, luncheon & show, tax & meal gratuity (driver gratuity is not included). Final payment due by September 26. For more information or to sign up, call Anne at 448-4213.
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
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.
Friday-Sunday, September 29-October 1 - White Mountain Storytelling Festival
Featured teller Simon Brooks & other storytellers tell a variety of tales for children, families & adults.
Friday Night Ghost Stories with the Ramsey Sisters, Mark Chamberlain, Papa Joe Gaudet & more
Saturday (all day): Stories for Kids with Shawn Middleton; NH Talkers with Rebecca Rule & Sara Glines; Raising Our Voices with Kelli White, Joyce Sabato, Arthur Surette & Phyllis Blackstone; Open Mic; Featured Teller Simon Brooks; Family Concert with John Sanders, Sharon Wood, Peter Brodeur & Ela Ramsey; and an Evening Concert with Simon Brooks;
Sunday Morning Sacred Stories with Peter Brodeur, Lauretta Phillips, Ruth Niven, John Sanders, Sharon Wood & Ela Ramsey
Purchase tickets online or at the Festival, presented at Town Square at Waterville Valley, 33 Village Road, Waterville Valley
Produced by the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance; for more information, visit the we or contact Lauretta Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Tuesday, October 31, 6pm - Haunted House: Ghosts of Gilmanton Past
Back by popular demand, this year's haunted house will see Gilmanton actor Chas Townsend and his wily cohorts from the Gilford High School drama club resurrecting long-dead Gilmantonites from the grave, blood, guts and all. As the barns fills with a haunting and mysterious fog, ghouls of all ages, including the serial killer H.H. Holmes, raised a stone's throw from Gimanton Corners, will treat guests to chilling soliloquies on the lives they led in our humble New England village.
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