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Spring - Issue 104
April 28-May 25, 2011
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35th Annual Governor's Conference on Tourism: May 5 and 6 at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, Bartlett: Workshops, networking, marketing clinics and resources for everyone involved in the tourism industry. Keynote speaker is television host Samantha Brown. For information and to register, click here.

Creative Communities Exchange May 19 & 20: The Exchange, hosted by the New England Foundation for the Arts and Berkshire Creative at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, is an opportunity to learn about model projects directly from those developing creative communities on the local level. Advance registration $80 by May 1, $100 after. Click here to register.

The State Arts Council Is Moving! New address: 19 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301 (first floor). Phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.

Networked Nonprofits and Social Media: A free webinar with nonprofit social media leader Beth Canter and GuideStar's Inga Broerman on April 27, 1pm. Learn more here.

NH Center for Nonprofits Upcoming Programs: The Nonprofit Board Excellence Symposium, May 4, 3-8pm, Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, and a new Littleton series: Staying Legal, Thursday, April 28, 9am to 12noon, AHEAD, Littleton; Creating Your Dream Team: Board Recruitment Strategies that Work with Ann McLane Kuster, Esq. Tuesday, May 24, 9am to 12noon, Littleton Community Center; and A Strategic Approach to Grants with Mary Ellen Jackson, June 7, 2 to 5pm, Littleton Community Center. Register here for all workshops.

CONFR Workshops & Programs: Learn Why Storytelling Matters to You & Your Donors May 12, Southern NH University, Manchester. Register here. North Country programs include Planned Giving: Where There's a Will, There's a Way Thursday, June 2, 8:45am-12noon, Family Resource Center, Gorham and coffees April 28 in Conway & May 5 in Gorham. Information here.

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Let Your Senator Know Why the Arts Matter: The New Hampshire Senate is currently reviewing the House budget, which eliminated all funding for the NH State Council on the Arts. The Arts Council stimulates economic growth through the arts, invests in the creativity of students and makes the arts accessible to underserved populations. If the Senate votes to eliminate it, we believe the loss will be devastating for our region and our state. What you can do: * Contact your state senator. Click here for your senator's contact information. * Send us your story ( about why the arts matter, and why the Arts Council should be saved. We also welcome your ideas about creative ways to make this case. Email us at with suggestions or questions.

Throw Your Best Pitch at the "Bullpen" for Cultural & Heritage Tourism Professionals: The Arts Alliance is pleased to join the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources in presenting the latest Commissioner's Bullpen on Partnerships in Cultural & Heritage Tourism, on Friday, May 6, from 2:30 to 4:30pm at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel on Route 302 in Bartlett. Businesses and cultural organizations are invited to join Commissioner Van McLeod at this free event, and to pitch their ideas for using partnerships to raise awareness of their work. Attendees will have 90 seconds for their "pitch" - a concise and compelling explanation of who they are, why they're attending, and what they'd like to do through partnerships. Once all the pitches have been presented, there will be time to network with potential partners. Call or email your RSVP to Shelly Angers, Communications Coordinator, NH Department of Cultural Resources, (603) 271-3136 or This free event takes place immediately after the Governor's Conference on Tourism.

"A Year of Weeks": Weeks Act Centennial Cultural Activities and Updates

Marek Bennett Named Weeks Centennial Comics Artist: We're pleased to introduce Marek Bennett as the official Comics Artist of the Weeks Centennial. Marek will be working with the Arts Alliance and our partners to develop a series of comics and related school and community programming to celebrate the Centennial and explore the history of the Weeks Act and its meaning for us and for future generations. Click here to read about Marek and his role. And check out this great student-narrated video of his first Weeks comic.

Errol School Invites Community to an Informal Evening of Video and Music: Community members are invited to the Errol Town Hall at 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 27, for the red carpet viewing of The Weeks Act Story and Beyond, a short documentary produced by the students at the school with musician Patrick Ross. K-8 students worked with Patrick for six weeks on musical activities and on understanding the history of the Weeks Act. The documentary will be screened and students will also demonstrate the musical activities that were part of Patrick's work with them. Free and open to the public; call the school at (603) 482-3341 for additional information.

Tamworth Mills: Past, Present and Future: Many of our member organizations have been developing wonderful Weeks Centennial programs. The Tamworth Historical Society's Tamworth Mills Project is one great example.THS has produced a 12-page booklet celebrating the town's mill history. During the next several months, a series of programs and mill site tours are scheduled, beginning with "Tamworth Lumber," a visit to an operating saw mill guided by owner Jim Alt on Thursday, April 28, from 10am to 12noon, at 1055 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth. All programs are free. For additional information, email

Participatory Family Concerts in Berlin, Colebrook: Visiting musicians Deborah Stuart and Will Cabell offer free family music programs Monday, May 23, in Berlin and Tuesday, May 24, in Colebrook. The programs will use songs and active music to involve parents and young children in celebrating the forests and animals of northern New Hampshire as part of our series of Weeks Act Centennial activities. Both programs are free and open to all families and young children. The Berlin program is at 7pm, at the Brown School. The Colebrook program, at 6:30pm at Ricker's Kiddie Corner, 68 Parsons Street, will be followed by a potluck dessert buffet. Deborah and Will will be visiting local schools, preschools and day care centers during the day to provide teachers and care providers with professional development and ideas for using music and books in learning and language development. The school and preschool visits and family concerts are all made possible through the Arts in Early Learning Project, a partnership between the Arts Alliance and VSA New Hampshire, with funding from VSA, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents...
Various locations (603) 237-5500
Funds raised by the concert help the 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, contact Charlie Jordan at (603) 246-8998 or (603) 237-9302.
Fridays, April 29 & May 20, 7pm - GNWCA Open Mic Series
An opportunity for anyone with talent to have an audience and share his or her abilities, whether it be singing, playing an instrument, reading a poem or whatever. Just show up and sign up that night. Participants can ring their voice, their instrument and their family and friends to the Colebrook Public Library for a fun night. Come perform or just to be part of the audience. A $5 admission fee is suggested for nonparticipants; performers are admitted for free. Beverages and goodies will be available. Funds raised go to support bringing the arts to the North Country. For more information, call GNWCA Open Mics Chair Susan Zizza at 237-5517 or GNWCA President Charlie Jordan.

Colebrook Public Library
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 2-5:30pm; Wednesday/Friday, 10am-5:30pm; Saturday, 10am-12noon
126 Main Street, Colebrook (603) 237-4808
Fridays, April 29 & May 20, 7pm - GNWCA Open Mic Series
See description under Great North Woods Committee for the Arts listing
Thursday, May 12, 6:30pm - Book Discussion Group
The discussion is open to all who have read the book. All are free to join or email their thoughts about the book. Meets every second Thursday of the month. No cost for the program; books available at the Library.
Wednesdays, 10am - Storytime & Crafts
Wednesdays, 3-4pm - Lego Club
Wednesdays, 5pm - Movie Night
Thursdays, through May 26, 5:30-7pm - Teen Time
Library devoted just to grades 7-12. Use the computers, play games, check out books, do homework

Fiddleheads - A Great North Woods Shoppe
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
110 Main Street, Colebrook (603) 237-9302
Promoting the talents of local, regional and national artisans in all mediums. The fundraising CD, titled The Fireside Fiddlers, Volume 1: Common Fiddle Tunes of Coos County New Hampshire, is available, the sales of which will benefit the new Tillotson Center for performing, visual and heritage arts now being built in Colebrook.
Exhibiting through May 6 - Patterns
Great local art at the Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) gallery
Saturday, May 7, 10am-5pm - Artisan Spotlight: Zentangle by Barbara Grant
These events showcase a particular artisan's talent and allow the public to view and purchase the items while being able to interact one-on-one with the artisan. Refreshments and a raffle drawing gift.
Friday, May 20, 5-7pm - Opening Reception: Student Exhibition
Meet great local artisans and view great local art, featuring Colebrook, Canaan and Pittsburg Schools. Complementary wine, cheese and crackers. Exhibiting May 13-June 3.

Connecticut River Artisans Group
Various locations
(603) 237-8882 or (802) 266-3687
The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is a grass-roots group of oil, watercolor and acrylic artists from Pittsburg, Colebrook, West Stewartstown, northern VT and Coaticook, PQ. Its mission is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists. Various workshops offered every month - check website or call for details.
Please visit to view a promotional video relating to CRAG.
Artist of the Month at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and at the Coos County Nursing Hospital (CCNH) - Rick Tillotson, Jr. is the artist of the month at UCVH and JoAnn Boydson is the artist of the month at CCNH. Molly Campbell is the artist of the month at the Great North Woods Interpretive Center. CRAG members also exhibit at Fiddleheads in Colebrook, featuring a themed art exhibit each month. Currently on exhibit, through May 6: Patterns.
Friday, May 19, 4pm - CRAG Meeting
Items to be discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) at the Alice M. Ward Memorial Library in Canaan, VT.
Friday, May 20, 5-7pm - Opening Reception: Student Exhibition
Meet great local artisans and view great local art at Fiddleheads, featuring Colebrook, Canaan and Pittsburg Schools. Complimentary wine, cheese and crackers. Exhibiting May 13-June 3.
Saturday, May 21, 1-4pm - Workshop at Upper Connecticut Valley Community Coalition office Topics covered include planning and setting goals, developing work habits and schedules, pricing & marketing, exploring exhibition venues including art fairs, galleries and online markets and putting together press materials. The workshop instructor is Kristine Lingle, who is the Wings and Gallery Coordinator at the Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) in Bethlehem. For more information and to register, contact Rachel O'Meara at (603) 636-2952 or

Spring Quilters Retreat
Friday-Sunday, May 6-8
Bear Tree's Metallak Lodge
3329 US Route 3 North, Pittsburg (603) 538-9995 or 6555
Kathie Alyce has been creating, designing and teaching quilting for the past 20 years ( Come and experience her wonderful techniques in the art of quilting, including:
The Flip Flop Block Class - A one-day class where Kathie will demonstrate all of the current variations to the Flip Flop Block curved acrylic template of her own design. The students then work on the design of their choice; Kathie will help with color and construction techniques. She recommends students make a small project during class, such as a lap quilt or a placemat.
Landscape Workshop - A one-and-a-half-day class to make a small wall hanging by machine with gentle, curved piecing using her own pattern design. Kathie will help students with color placement and design and teach them the basics of making a landscape by machine. Participants will paint their own sky fabric the night before the landscape piecing class.
Space limited to 20 participants. Visit the website for more information.

Errol Heritage Commission Historical Display
Monday, 9-11am; Tuesday, 5-7:30pm; Thursday 8:30-11am
Errol Town Hall (first floor)
33 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3884 (Debra Freedman)
The public is invited to enjoy an old photo display, a peek into the rich historic past of the area.
The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round); open to the public.

Colebrook Area Historical Society Displays & Programs
By appointment
2nd floor at the Colebrook Town Hall
17 Bridge Street, Colebrook (603) 237-4470
Maps, photographs, manuscripts, court records, business and organizational records, and local history items. Approximately 15,000 artifacts including fine arts, folk arts, costuming, textiles, household goods and more. Handicap accessible. Biannual newsletter.
Programs are offered on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm from May to September.

Alice M. Ward Memorial Library & Canaan Historical Society
Monday-Thursday, 12noon-5pm; Friday, 12noon-4pm; Saturday, 9am-1pm
27 Park Street, Canaan, VT (802) 266-7135
The Canaan Historical Society's museum, located on the second floor of the Library, is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during Library hours. Tours of the museum are available by contacting the museum's curator, Joan Cowan, at 266-7766 or, as is assistance for individuals interested in doing genealogical research.

Cohos Historical Society Marion Blodgett Museum & Programs
Hours by appointment
Marion Blodgett Museum
Corner of Bog & Hollow Road, Stratford Hollow (603) 922-8337
Meetings held every third Wednesday at 7pm (summer - during Daylight Savings Time) or 6pm (winter - off DST). Held at Fuller Town Hall, on Route 3 at the flashing yellow light, in the winter.

Weeks Memorial Library Programs & Events
Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 1-4:30pm & 7-9pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-4:30pm; Saturday, 10am-12noon
128 Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788-3352
Wednesdays, April 27 & May 25, 6:30pm - Garden Club
Monday, May 2, 3-4pm - Boys Read Book Club
Boys will be discussing Andrew Clements No Talking. New members always welcome. Grades 4-6. Sign up in advance.
Monday, May 2, 7pm - Brewing in New Hampshire: An Informal History of Beer in the Granite State
Explore the fascinating history of New Hampshire's beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, from when it was home- and tavern-based, to today's modern breweries and brew pubs. Unusual and rare photos and advertisements document this changing industry and the state's earliest brewers. A number of lesser-known brewers and breweries that operated in the state are also discussed, including the only brewery owned and operated by a woman before the modern era. Whether one is a beer connoisseur or a "tea-totaler", this lecture will be enjoyed by adults of all ages. Anticipating an oft-asked question... Sorry, there are no beer samples given out at this lecture. A NH Humanities Council Program, presented by Glenn A. Knoblock, free and open to the public. Contact: Barbara Robarts
Tuesday, May 3, 3-4pm - Celebrate the Author of the Month: Eric Carle
Listen to the stories and do a craft. Ages K-Grade 2. Sign up in advance.
Wednesday, May 4, 7pm - Guildhall Fun Flyers
Tuesdays, May 10 & 24, 3-4pm - Comic Book Club
Read some comics, draw some comics, talk about comics... Grades 4 and up. Sign up in advance.
Saturday, May 14, 10-11am - Doll Club
Weaving May baskets made from ribbon. Ages 5 years and up. Sign up in advance.
Monday, May 16, 3-4pm - Book Bunch
For those who enjoy reading and talking about books. Snacks provided. Grades 1-3. Sign up in advance.
Tuesday, May 17, 3-4pm - May Flower Story Hour
Come join in for stories about some flowers and some fun activities.
Wednesday, May 19, 12noon - Brown Bag Book Discussion Group
Discuss a book and make new friends. Third Wednesday of each month.
Tuesdays, 10am-noon - Lancaster Rose Quilters
Tuesdays, 10am - Wonderplay
A time for children's senses to be stimulated through song, stories, fingerplays. Ages: birth-3 years.
Wednesdays, 3-4pm - LEGO Club - No age limit or restriction; kids should bring their imaginations.
Thursdays, 10am - Story Hour and activities for ages 3-5 years.

Old Mill Studio & Artisans Classroom
Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm (also "by chance")
On the Common
36 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-8778
Featuring original art and contemporary crafts of northern NH and VT artists, and classes to capture the creative spirit. Check the website for a complete listing of classes and workshops. Preregistration required - at least a week ahead is preferred.
Create it Today! - Introductory classes offer a chance to sample a skill, complete a new craft, or take home a finished piece of creativity. Families, girlfriend groups, visitors to the North Country, etc. may want to join a group or set up their own creative gathering. Check website for a list of suggestions.
Thursdays, April 28 and May 12 & 26, 6-8pm - Inspiration Thursdays
Bring an art/craft for help & hope. Second and fourth Thursdays each month.
Saturday, April 30, 9-10am - 5th Saturday Challenge
An opportunity to unleash one's creativity. Buy a bag of fabric, sight unseen; each person does with it what they will. Reserve a bag ahead of time. Fifth "naturally occurring" Saturdays.
Sunday, May 1, 2-4pm - Red Hat Society
Tea, games & camaraderie. First Sunday each month (call to confirm).
Friday, May 6, 5-7pm - First Friday Reception
Featuring individual artist or artist groups. Light refreshments & usually live music. Call for show focus. First Friday of each month.
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30-8:30pm - Block of the Month Quilt
Piece and/or applique a different block for nine different months. Use the tenth month to put it together. Lots of techniques and lots of encouragement. Homework required. Second Wednesdays, February though November.
Monday, May 16, 9-11am - Open Basket Networking Group
Bring basket ideas. Need to have intermediate skills and be able to prepare reed. Receive and/or offer help & hope. Usually 3rd Mondays; call to confirm.
Thursday, May 19, 6:30-8:30pm - Sewing Techniques
A how-to class that will focus on those skills one just never got around to learning. To include couching with ribbons and yarns, pintucks, Madeira appliqué, zippers, buttonholes. One session each month, on the third Thursday.
Call if Interested for Mondays, 6-8pm - Drawing (review & expand beginner skills)
Thursdays, by appointment, 6-8pm - Knitting & Crochet
Basic stitches, simple to complex. Learn basics or work through a problem with one's own project.
By appointment - Beginner Basket and Chair Caning
Open Pottery Studio - Once familiar with classroom routines, students are welcome to use the equipment, by appointment.

Happenings at The Omni Mount Washington Resort
Listed events are open to the public - call for details & to confirm
The Omni Mount Washington Resort
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-8989 or (800) 314-1752
Monday, May 9 - 20th Annual Country Women's Health Conference: Juicy Living, Juicy Aging
Littleton Regional Hospital's conference will highlight some of the most current health care issues and self-care modalities affecting women today, including women and heart health, autoimmune disorders, TaiChi, diabetes and heart disease, massage therapy and movement, osteoporosis, foot care, improving one's body image, herbal therapies and much more. This year's keynote speaker is Loretta LaRoche, acclaimed stress expert, motivational speaker, author and humorist.
Daily, 10am & 3pm - Historic Hotel Tour
Learn about the fascinating history of The Omni Mount Washington Resort. Meet at the Grandfather Clock in the Great Hall. Complimentary.
Most nights, 9pm-12midnight - The Cave Evening Entertainment

Live Weekly Irish Music at Lancaster Pub
Fridays, 7-10pm
JL Sullivan's Irish Pub
200 Portland Street/Route 2 (at the Cabbot), Lancaster (603) 788-3365
Live Irish sessions with Patrick Ross and friends

Lancaster Historical Society
By appointment
Holton-Wilder House
226 Main Street (southerly intersection of Routes 2 and 3), Lancaster (603) 788-3004
The facility consists of the 1780 Holton-Wilder House and a new post and beam barn. The historical society meets on the 2nd Wednesday each month at the museum.

Northern Forest Heritage Park
Call for hours
961 Main Street (Route 16), Berlin (603) 752-7202
Featuring a three-acre site with waterfront access and walkways, a full-size circa-1900 replica logging camp, interactive exhibits and the Brown Company House Museum, built in 1853 by the H.W. Winslow Company as a boarding house for its saw mill employees. Self-guided Logging Camp Tours. NFHP offers group charter rates for boat tours and Logging Camp/Museum tours. Volunteers are always needed and warmly welcomed. The Bunkhouse and Cookhouse are available for various functions, whether it be a wedding, bridal/baby shower, birthday party, retirement party, company picnic or whatever-you-can-imagine party. The Bunkhouse and Cookhouse are open year round. Call to reserve.
The Artisans Gift Shop & Display Gallery, open Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm and Saturdays (in-season) from 10am-4pm, offers original arts, crafts and gifts.
Saturday, April 30, 4:30pm & 7:30pm - Cabin Fever with Theatre North & Rebecca Rule
Theatre North, in cooperation with Becky Rule, presents Cross Cut: Life, Logging & the Mills of the Androscoggin Valley. Based on oral histories gathered through the Telling Our Stories Project, Becky Rule's mission is to help preserve Yankee culture through stories, and to make people laugh. Admission includes visual display of Brown Company photographs and music of the period; cold & warm beverages and finger foods will be available before, in between and after each show.
Tuesday-Saturday, Memorial Day weekend-October, 2pm - Boat Tours will start, water flow permitting. The boats leave from the docks at the Park. The tours generally last 90 minutes. On the journey, enjoy a narrated tour educating passengers about the significance of the river, past and present, and its rich local history. Guests may bring food, snacks & beverages aboard Charter Boat Tours. Call to reserve.
Seeking Artisan Vendors for June 4 Cultural/Heritage Festival
This year all vendors will be in the Logging Camp area, to replicate the old "Village Square" atmosphere, where everything was going on back in the day. Horse and wagon rides will load and unload passengers in the Village Square. Visit for current news on the Festival.

St. Kieran Center for the Arts Programs
Business hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
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 local cultural heritage. Art exhibits are open for viewing during regular business hours Monday-Friday, 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.
2011 Performing Arts Series full series memberships are now on sale.
Sunday, May 1, 2pm - May Day Concert
John Cassel, a popular pianist, singer and entertainer from Stowe, VT presents an upbeat, cabaret-style concert. John will perform a wide variety of songs including ragtime, jazz, show tunes, and standards, as well as his own compositions. Becky Cassel, a von Trapp family historian, will share her knowledge by sharing a brief history of the von Trapp family who still operate the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe.
Friday, May 20, 7pm - Mill City Revival Band, '50s & '60s Mix.

Music in the Great North Woods
Venues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or 326-3242 (information)
Music in the Great North Woods announces a full season of concerts for 2011. 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, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.
Sundays, 9pm (beginning May 1, 8pm) - Compline
A sung service of chant, with candlelight and incense, consisting of psalms, short passages from scripture, a hymn, a canticle, collects and prayers. Open for anyone who wishes to attend, to meditate, to observe, to contemplate in the quiet, and to receive a blessing for a peaceful and restful night. All are welcome to participate. Held at St. Barnabas Episcopal, Berlin.
Saturday, May 21, 7:30pm - Concert to benefit Mountain Top Music Center at a private residence in Jackson. Organ recital with story-telling by Susan Ferre, titled The Walled City of Gold. Tickets available from MTMC, (603) 447-4737

White Mountain Cafe & Bookstore Exhibits and Events
Monday-Saturday, 7am-4pm and Sunday, 8am-3pm
212 Main Street, Gorham (603) 466-2511
North Country home to photographer Jerry Monkman, focusing on photography of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range.
Monday, May 2, 7pm - Writers' Night Out
A free first-Monday-of-the-month gathering of writers in a social setting. Writers discuss what they are working on, what's new in the publishing world, books they have read, and more. No need to RSVP, just stop by. You do not have to be a member of the NH Writers' Project to attend. For more information, call George Geers at (603) 785-4811.
Save a few hours on Saturday morning, May 14, for the White Mountain Cafe's Roadside Cleanup Day. Meet at the Cafe in Gorham, spend a few hours cleaning up our section of Route 16 just south of town, then adjourn for a complimentary lunch at the Cafe.

Berlin Quilters Guild Meetings
Monday, May 2, 7pm and Saturday, May 7, 9am
Community Room of the St. Kieran Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1607 or 752-3319 or (603) 723-4451
The Berlin Quilters Guild - Material Girls - meets on the first Monday (usually) of each month at St. Kieran. A Sew Day is held on the Saturday following the Monday meeting. All are welcome to join or visit the guild at these meetings. The Guild is always looking for new members.

Gorham Historical Society & Railroad Museum
Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Call or email in advance for schedule
25 Railroad Street (behind town park), Gorham (603) 466-5338
First known as Shelburne Addition, the town was later named Gorham. Explore the rich history of the town, the area and the railroad through artifacts, photographs, railroad exhibits and equipment and more. Museum located within a 1907 Grand Trunk Railway station, with a model railroad and Railroadania steam era exhibits in boxcars. Most of the museum and several box cars are handicapped accessible. Those who would like more information, or who wish to make sure that the museum is open can contact Reuben Rajala at 466-5521 (home) or email the Society.
The Society generally meets on the third Thursday of every month in the Vestry of the Gorham Congregational Church unless otherwise noted. Members and visitors alike are encouraged to attend; handicap accessible. For more information, directions or a ride, call 466-9491 or 466-2196.

Berlin & Coos County Historical Society Museum
Tuesday-Saturday, 12noon-4pm (or by appointment)
Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center
119 High Street, Berlin (603) 752-4590 or (603) 752-7337
The Moffett House Museum presents exhibits on Berlin's rich history, encompassing its cultural, ethnic and industrial legacies. The museum is highlighting its collection of military memorabilia.
Available for sale: A Postcard History of Berlin
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.

Theatre North Bingo Night
Fridays, 5:30pm
St. Anne's Hall (behind St. Anne's Church)
Berlin (603) 723-1004

WREN Technology Classes & Business Planning Program
52 Main Street, Berlin (603) 869-9736
Thursdays, 10am-4pm - Computer and Web Tutorials with Laura Jamison
When it comes to computers, everyone is at their own learning level, with personal questions about programs and a unique set of needs. Get one-on-one attention and learn the basics and beyond in topics such as getting started on Facebook, using Microsoft Publisher, or setting up an email account. Call (603) 723-1004 to set up an appointment.

Berlin Public Library Programs & Events
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10am-6pm; Wednesdays, 12noon-7pm
270 Main Street, Berlin (603) 752-5210
Thursdays, 10-11am - Preschool Story Hour
Visit the Children's Department for stories, snacks, crafts and fun.

Salvation Army Arts Programs
New Hampshire Corps Community Center
15 Cole Street, Berlin (603) 752-1644
Call or email for schedule & details.
Musical arts, including drama, singing company, sacred dance and timbrels for all ages.

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation Events
100 Acre Wood
Go through the gate (across from Town Hall Road) and follow the signs to the parking area
41 Observatory Way, Intervale (603) 356-9980
Believe in Books is on FaceBook and Twitter. Individual, Couple, Family and Corporate BIBLF memberships available. Member benefits include: free Polar Express lottery entry, merchandise discount, monthly members-only Polar Express ticket drawing. Those who would like to volunteer for any of the activities or events listed below or future events can call or email
Trails in the Wood are open for the season, 7 days a week, 9am-5pm. Enjoy 8K of running, walking & biking trails in the enchanted 100 Acre Wood.
April 27-May 12 - Outreach Reading Program
Volunteer to read to the preschool class or dress up as the character. Throughout the North Country.
April 27 & 28 - Peter Rabbit
May 2-5 - Corduroy
May 9-12 - Froggy
Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8, 11am-1pm - The Local Home Show
BIBLF will have a booth at the Home Show at Ham Arena. Volunteers are needed for a few hours to dress up as Corduroy the Bear or Froggy to greet all the guests.
Saturdays, through May 14, 9am - Character Breakfast Series
Breakfast is free and will include a book swap (bring a gently used book and swap it with another), a small breakfast, the reading of a storybook about that week's character and a visit with the character.
Friday, May 20, 10am & 7pm - Alice in Wonderland

Conway Public Library Events & Programs
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-8:30pm, Wednesday 10am-6:30pm, Friday 12noon-5:30pm & Saturday 10am-5pm
15 East Main Street, Conway (603) 447-5552
Artist of the Month for April is Bill Fein
Wednesday, April 27, 4pm - Meeting of the Trustees of the Conway Library
The public is welcome.
Wednesday, April 27, 4:30pm - People Who Read discusses The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt. Refreshments served. Age 13 and older. PWR meets the 4th Wednesday of each month.
Thursdays, 3:30pm -Young Adult Group
Great food and great fun for grade 6 and older, whether planning projects, choosing books and films, playing games, talking and eating. For details, visit the website or call the Library.
April 28 - Discussing Whale Talk, a book by Chris Crutcher. A variety of unusual characters come together - a geek, a bully, a disabled student, a boy too shy to talk. All welcome, even those who haven't read the book.
Thursday, April 28, 6:30pm - Knitter's Group
Saturday, April 30, 12:30-4:30pm - Symposium: Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream
This interactive program is facilitated by Becky Mulkern and focuses on environmental sustainability, spiritual fulfillment and social justice. Free and open to all.
Monday, May 2, 7pm - 15th Annual Poetry Contest Awards Party
Winners will be announced, prizes awarded for all ages and the winning poems will be read aloud and filmed by Valley Vision. Potluck refreshments; the Library provides beverages.
Tuesday, May 3, 4:30pm - The Library now offers a writers group for pen wielders of all genres. Bring original material to share for gentle feedback. Participants should bring some examples of their own original Haiku this month, too. Light refreshments served. All welcome.
Thursday, May 5, 6:30pm - Food & Fiction
New book group with a twist... potluck food. First Thursday of each month. Stop by the Library to pick up a copy of the book and to sign up for your contribution to the potluck. Call with questions.
Monday, May 9, 6:30-8:30pm - Open Mic Night. Poets, acoustic musicians and storytellers of all ages can sign up for a 5 minute slot upon arrival. Listeners welcome. Refreshments served. Usually on the second Monday each month, 6:30-8:30pm.
Monday, May 23, 6:30-8:30pm - Mountain Storytellers Guild
Adults, teens and older children are welcome to come and share original and/or favorite poems, songs and stories. Sign-up sheet for all who would like to participate. Everyone is welcome to come and share, or just to listen. Potluck refreshments - please bring a goodie to share. The Library will provide hot cider. Fourth Monday of each month - confirm dates.
Tuesday-Thursday, through May 26, 10:30am - Spring Story Times: Buds & Bunnies
Age-appropriate books, songs and action rhymes make up a program that parents and little ones enjoy together. Tuesdays are for 2 year-olds; Wednesdays for babies under 2 years; Thursdays for 3 & 4 year-olds. Guests and older siblings are always welcome. No registration necessary. Free & open to all.
The Library offers an outreach program to daycare facilities throughout the Town of Conway. Call to schedule the delivery of books, materials and/or live story times. These services are free.

Remick hosts Workshops, Family Activities, Hearthside Dinner and Exhibits
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Captain Enoch Remick House
26 Great Hill Road & 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth (603) 323-7591 or (800) 686-6117
Open year-round: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm, except major holidays; guided tour at 2:30pm.
On Exhibit through April - Art of Homesteading
Illustrates the history of homesteading, including tools, craftspeople and traditions that helped to build the country and that have given Americans the freedoms enjoyed today. No admission charge.
Monday-Friday, April 25-29 - April Vacation Family Activities
The adult and children's activity is included in admission price. No reservations are required. Lunch is available for an additional fee.
Wednesday, April 27, 12:30-1:30pm - Children will make mosaic vases out of felt and adults can join the Green Cleaning discussion held simultaneously with Erica Boynton and Karen Sulewski. Learn how to make natural alternatives to chemical cleaners just in time for spring cleaning. Discuss economical solutions for creating a healthier, practical environment in your home.
Thursday, April 28, 12:30-1:30pm - Children will be amazed at the tools once used to build a homestead. Participants will take a hands-on approach and learn how to use these historic wood working tools from the collection. Adults can join the Remick Farm crew for a Backyard Poultry Basics discussion that will be held simultaneously. Tour the chicken coop and learn how to start a flock, including care, shelter, food and common breeds.
Friday, April 29, 12:30-1:30pm - Candles were essential in the homestead. During this activity, children will learn how to make them and a little history and will get to take their candles home. Adults are welcome to join Karen Downing during the children's activity for Garden Planting Tips and Greenhouse Tour.
Monday, May 2, 1-3pm and Wednesday, May 4, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm - Genealogy Workshops
Participants learn how to use popular research tools such as genealogy books & software, town vital records and the internet. Instruction in using the best materials and methods for storing treasured old photographs so that they may preserved for future generations to enjoy. Class size limited to 6. An initial registration fee provides a starter packet with forms and charts. First Monday & Wednesday each month
Saturday, May 7, 5-7pm - Hearthside Dinner: Tribute to 19th Century Mothers
Featuring recipes that highlight the culinary achievements of significant women in history; pays tribute to New Hampshire's own Sarah Josepha Hale, renowned cookbook author, and poet Julia Ward Howe, the first person to propose Mother's Day as a holiday. Dinner will feature recipes from Hale's book, and the menu includes hearth-baked chicken pie, pork & potato croquettes with cream sauce, green beans fricassee, green onion bread with fresh butter, assorted preserves & pickles, buttermilk shortcakes with rhubarb compote & fresh cream, tea, coffee and sparkling lemon-orangeade. Hearthside Dinners are an intimate gathering, where 12 guests join in the preparation of a traditional 19th century dinner cooked on the open hearth. Museum Interpreters, dressed in period costume, will guide guests as they learn about historic food preparation, ingredients and historic cooking tools. Once dinner is prepared, guests gather family-style at the hearth to relish in the hearty meal and lively conversation. New to this year's dinners are historic trivia with culinary prizes, expanded menus, recipe booklets containing historic foodway's information and historic cookbooks and tools that will be on display. Advance reservations required. Let organizers know of any dietary concerns or allergies. Ages 16 and up only; guests are welcome to bring their own beer or wine.
Saturday, May 14 - Self-Sustainability Workshops
10am-12noon - Introduction to Dairy
Visit the historic barn to milk Remick's Nubian goat, then venture off to the cattle barn for a brief history of Hillsdale Farm, Dr. Edwin Remick's dairy business. Each adult guest will learn the historic and modern techniques of making fresh dairy products, such as yogurt, ice cream, butter & whipped cream, while sampling a delicious variety of dairy foods. Each person will take home a recipe booklet that includes Remick Farm favorites and a sampling of fresh maple butter.
1-3pm - Introduction to Wood-Working
Woodworkers of all levels ages 8 and up are invited to the Remick craft shop. Basic tool use will be covered, from the traditional to the modern, and participants will be able to take a variety of projects home. Experienced wood wrights are encouraged to attend to share their knowledge and skills, as well as novice woodworkers who wish to learn proper handling and safety techniques of an assortment of tools.
3-4:30pm - Creating a Kitchen Garden
Spend a portion of the workshop in the garden with the Remick Gardener, learning step-by-step instructions of building, planting and maintaining a raised bed of herbs and vegetables. There will be a Q&A time, the chance to help plant one of Remick's raised beds and samples of delicious herbal treats. Each person takes home a collection of materials to begin their garden, including 6 starter plants, along with a booklet chock full of kitchen garden history and uses for the most common culinary herbs. Bring gloves; ages 12 with a parent and up. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, May 6, before 12noon.

Eastman Performing Arts Center Presentations
Box Office: Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm
Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy
745 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME (207) 935-9232
On exhibit through April 29 - Above and Below the Line: The Maine Drawing Project
An array of contemporary and historical artworks that come from the prestigious collections of Maine's museums and galleries. Also on current display is Hiram Barns: Agricultural Cathedrals, a photographic exhibition of over one hundred new and old photographs of barns in the town of Hiram, Maine. Prepared for the Hiram Historical Society, the exhibit identifies and arranges barns by style and function. The Pace Galleries are free and open to the public, during Box Office hours. The Gallery is also open during most performances in the Performing Arts Center, or by appointment.
Wednesdays, April 27 & May 11, 6-7:30pm - Opera Appreciation Workshop
Fryeburg Academy's own Joe DeVito will give an inside look at the upcoming operas in The Metropolitan Opera's Live! in HD Series. No fee, although donations are appreciated.
Friday, April 29, 7:30pm - Documentary Screening: Beijing Taxi
A feature-length documentary that vividly portrays the ancient capital of China undergoing a profound transformation. The intimate lives of three taxi drivers are seen through a humanistic lens as they navigate a quickly morphing city, confronting modern issues and changing values. The film's director, Miao Wang, will be at this screening and will be answering questions after the film.
Saturday, April 30, 1pm - Metropolitan Opera Live! in HD Series: Il Trovatore
This staging of Il Trovatore is visually inspired by Francisco Goya's series of prints, The Disasters of War.
Friday, May 6, 7:30pm - Storyhill in Concert!
Storyhill is a folk duo, Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson, that brings infectious melodies, smart story songs and heartbreaking harmonies together in one perfect package. They are lifelong musical collaborators who have performed on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.
Saturday, May 7, 7:30pm - New York Short Film Concert
The program features short films that have won Academy Awards or Best Shorts Awards from such festivals as Sundance, Chicago International Film Festival, Aspen Shorts Festival and South by Southwest. The lineup will also consist of new international festival award winners and a few classic shorts from the past.
Thursday, May 12, 7:30pm - Fryeburg Academy Spring Concert
Come enjoy an evening of beautiful music from the students in the Academy's bands and choirs.
Friday, May 13, 7:30pm - John Pizzarelli
John Pizzarelli has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. Internationally known for classic standards, late-night ballads, and the cool jazz flavor of his performances and recordings.
Saturday, May 14, 12noon - Metropolitan Opera Live! in HD Series: Die Walkure
The second opera in Wagner's cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. Lepage's production of the opera combines cutting-edge video and scenic technology with traditional costuming to create Wagner's world of gods and heroes, which will shift and adapt to create 22 settings and scenes.
Thursday, May 19, 7:30pm - Canadian a capella group Cadence in Concert!
Four men. Four microphones. No instruments. Combining the lyricism of Stan Getz, the sophisticated harmonies of the Count Basie Big Band and the devil-may-care attitude of Louis Prima, this fabulous foursome has been entertaining audiences worldwide for over a decade with their innovative jazz arrangements, genre-hopping covers and eclectic originals.
Friday, May 20, 7pm - The Reluctant Dragon
The Theater at Monmouth brings to life Kenneth Grahame's delightful tale of negotiations between a young child, a gentle and funny dragon who loves poetry, and the great dragon-fighter Saint George in this memorable story of trust, compromise and creative problem solving. The Reluctant Dragon includes audience participation, and will inspire students to reexamine stereotypes, understand the benefits of discussion and compromise to avoid conflicts, and see a unique approach to the enjoyment of poetry and literature.
Saturday, May 21, 7:30pm - Pianist George Lopez in Concert
George Lopez is currently finishing his first of a two year appointment as Artist-in-Residence at Bowdoin College. He has been featured across the globe as recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and is considered one of the best chamber musicians of his generation.

Jackson Public Library Programs & Events
Tuesday 11am-6pm; Wednesday 11am-2pm; Thursday 11am-8pm; Friday 9am-1pm; Saturday 10am-1pm
New location next to Jackson Town Offices, Main Street, Jackson (603) 383-9731
Volunteers Wanted: Volunteers are needed to work at the desk, count people who come in, answer the phone and check out materials, as well as to help with putting books away, keeping the shelves neat and in order, help with book sales, etc. Anyone over 13 who would like to volunteer can see Susan and get a volunteer application to fill out. Donations of snacks & craft supplies for kids' activities are always needed and appreciated.
Wednesdays, beginning April 27, 3:15-4:30pm - Homework Club and Creativity Corner
Get homework and projects out of the way in a supportive, quiet space without the distractions of home, or choose to create something craft- or hobby-related with themes changing weekly. Children through grade 3 should be accompanied by an adult. Those who have a craft or hobby/skill to teach and share are needed, along with teens to help kids with homework and school projects.
Monday, May 2, 4pm - Genealogy Talk
Linda Hall-Little will be talking about the Essentials of Genealogy. Her website is Sponsored by The Friends of the Jackson Public Library, the talk is free and open to the public.
Thursday, May 5, 7pm - Speaker Presentation & Annual Meeting
Friends of the Jackson Public Library hosts local author Lisa Gardner, who will talk about her most recent book Love You More, followed by a short annual meeting. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Library.
Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm - Story Times
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to bring in their babies and preschoolers for a fun and interactive adventure in stories, songs, finger plays and simple crafts.
Teen Book Group meets the third Tuesday each month (usually). Free and open to all teen readers in grades 7 and up. Copies of the book available at the Library. Refreshments served. H_Library/teenreading.
NH Downloadable Audiobooks & Talking Book programs available. Free internet & wireless access.

Tamworth Historical Society Programs & Events
Hall-Dyer House (just west of the Barnstormers Theater)
25 Great Hill Road, Tamworth (603) 323-2911
Celebrate and Explore Tamworth's Invisible History!
While once pervasive and important, Tamworth's mill history is hidden and hard to find. Once upon a time, there were dozens of mills and manufacturing sites throughout town. There were textile mills for carding, spinning, weaving and fulling. There were mills for cider, corn, oats, rye and wheat. Trees were processed into charcoal, clapboards, shingles, tan bark, pearl ash and potash. The Society will host three field trips to mill sites and a wrap up "snack and storytelling" session with displays and demonstrations. These mills will be the focus of the Tamworth Historical Society's 2011 research and education programs, and are part of the 2011 Weeks Act Centennial Celebration.
Thursday, April 28, 10am-12noon - Program: Tamworth Lumber
Visit an operating saw mill. Owner Jim Alt will give a presentation about his working sawmill so that onlookers can get an overview of how a working saw mill operates. As we travel through this year's programs, this presentation will help visitors compare and contrast the present with the past.
Saturday, May 14, 9:30am - Program: Wonalancet Area Mills
Doug McVicar and Fred Lavigne will lead a tour to the remains of Wonalancet mills. The tour will begin at the Ferncroft trail head parking lot, the site of the so-called Jewell-Currier Mill. It was water-powered and apparently driven by a large wheel. We will also explore the system of canals built to bring water to the mill site. Next we will visit the site of the Hill and Wardell mill, in operation from 1881-1886. It was a steam powered mill typical of many other mills in the area. This mill was large enough to have its own industrial village called "Slab City" with its own store. Participants and guests are invited to bring their own lunches. Be prepared for wet ground; wear comfortable boots.
Although the Society doesn't charge for any programs, donations are welcome and appreciated. The Society is currently restoring the historic Hall-Dyer House as its new home, museum, office and collection storage. Mailing address: PO Box 13, Tamworth, NH 03886

Workshops for Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations
Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council - Tech Village
53 Technology Lane, Suite 100, Conway (603) 447-8900
Thursday, April 28, 8:30-10am - Coffee with CONFR: Moving Donors Up the Pyramid
Presented by the Council on Fundraising, coffees provide networking and peer learning opportunities in regions throughout the state. Participants come with success stories, questions and requests for new ideas of their colleagues. Coffees are free. Participants may attend a coffee in any region, whether or not they live or work in that region. Host: Karen Sulewski, Remick Museum. RSVP:

M&D Productions presents Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, April 28, 29 & 30, 7pm
Your Theatre
1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway (603) 662-7591
Eavesdrop on five bridesmaids who are going through "wedding hell," outlandish hairdos and ugly identical dresses, as they dish the dirt in an upstairs bedroom during a grand, Southern-style wedding reception.
All show dates in our 2011 season are tentative and pending rights approval; please call the box office to verify actual show dates and times.

Stone Mountain Arts Center Presents...
Doors open for dining at 6pm; show starts at 8pm
Stone Mountain Arts Center
Brownfield, ME (866) 227-6523
Thursday, April 28 - Shawn Mullins
Grammy nominated folk rocker Shawn Mullins blasted to fame in the late nineties with his hit Lullaby but this singer-songwriter also specializes in instrumental rock and adult alternative music.
Friday, April 29 - Enter the Haggis
They are a high energy collision of Celtic, rock and world styles. ETH as they're known to their fans, could lay claim to possibly 18 different genres of music, with fiddle, bagpipes, electric guitar, bass and drums.
Saturday, April 30 - Susan Werner
She is a great singer, pianist, and thoroughly entertaining. Susan Werner, a clever songwriter and an engaging performer, brings literacy and wit back to popular song.
Thursday, May 5 - Waltzings for Dreamers New Music for FREE Series: The Spinney Brothers
The cornerstone of the Spinney Brothers musical identity is the sound of traditional, southern-flavoured bluegrass music. And in keeping with the spirit of providing, please bring a non perishable food item for the Brownfield Food Pantry.
Friday, May 6 - Up Close and Personal: Rosanne Cash
Her music weaves easily from country to folk to pop, and her lyrics cut to the core of one's heart. Grammy-nominated Cash's last release The List, is based on a list of 100 greatest country and American songs that Johnny Cash gave her when she was 18.
Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8 - A Mother of a Craft Fair
Just in time for Mother's Day, a night and day of shopping for Mom with some of New England's finest artisans showcased in two beautiful barns. Includes massages, tarot card readings,horse and buggy rides (bugs and weather permitting) and other fun things, as well as some tasty offering from the Stone Mountain Kitchen and Bar.
Thursday, May 12 - Iris DeMent
One of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer/songwriter Iris Dement has a voice that exists beyond time. Recently she had the closing credit song in the new movie True Grit. Her haunting style takes listeners away to a time and a place when songs were sung without any extras.
Friday, May 13 - April Verch
April whips crowds into a fury with her high-speed footwork, angelic voice and stunning musicianship. This Canadian fiddler mixes fine fiddling, aggressive country dancing and great band, making for a thoroughly entertaining show.
Wednesday, May 18 - Fryeburg Academy Jazz Ensembles
With an award-winning big band, top combo and vocal jazz, this concert will show off all of their talents and some. A very special night with guest artists saxophonist Mike Sakash and pianist Jed Wilson... and its rumored Miss Noonan might even sit in with the band.
Saturday, May 21 - The Kingston Trio
In 1957, The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco's North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. Through changing times, the Trio has played on, remaining popular for a simple reason... great songs that sound as good today as the first time listeners heard them.
Thursday, May 26 - Sonny Landreth
A great way to bring in the summer, with some sizzlin' hot Louisiana-born blues, Sonny style. You could call Sonny a blues guy, but his brand of Louisiana slide guitar makes him a genre all how own.

Programs & Events at the Madison Library
Monday, 2-5pm; Tuesday/Friday, 10am-6pm; Wednesday/Thursday, 2-7pm; Saturday, 9am-1pm
1895 Village Road (Route 113), Madison (603) 367-8545
Thursday, April 28, 7-9pm - FOML Annual Meeting & Handbell Concert
Short annual meeting of Friends of Madison Library followed by a concert and demonstration by the Madison Church's Handbell Choir. Come hear all the kinds of sounds that can be made with handbells and chimes. Refreshments, too. Held at Madison Church.
Wednesdays, through May 18, 2pm - Madison Local Records Preservation Project
Help the Library continue its preservation project. Tasks vary according to skills: organizing, writing descriptions, filing, scanning, photographing, copying and helping to upload records in digital archive.
Fridays, through May 20, 10:30am - Toddler Time Stories
Twenty-minute story time featuring rhythm, fingerplays, movement.

Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association
Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm and Saturday, 10am-2pm
MWV Visual Arts Center
16 Norcross Place, North Conway Village (207) 935-4079 or (603) 356-0764 or 356-2787
Visit the website for a complete listing of classes and events, as well as registration forms & scholarship applications. Registration accepted up to one week prior to the class start date.
Call for Artists - Art in the Park 2011: White Mountain Artists, Yesterday and Today
MWVAA is issuing a call for artists and vendors to participate in an expanded Art in the Park, to be held Saturday, July 23 in Schouler Park in North Conway. This exciting event will pay homage to the rich artistic heritage of the White Mountains while exhibiting the excellence of today's local and regional artists and craftsmen. An added attraction will be the exhibition and sale of paintings from private collections of yesterday's White Mountain art dating as far back as the 1850s. This is a fine arts and crafts show open to juried artists and craftsmen working in a variety of mediums and styles including fine art, photography, glass, ceramics, sculpture and fine crafts. All artists, craftsmen, historic art vendors and food vendors must submit a paid application to reserve a spot. New artists who wish to be juried to be exhibiting members of the MWVAA can apply online or at the office. The next jury session is May 16, with an application deadline of May 12. The MWVAA is always looking for new artists and fine crafts people to join their roster of juried, exhibiting artists.
Saturdays, April 30 and May 7 & 14, 1-3pm - Mask Making, with Elizabeth Irwin
Learn basic sculpting, color and shape techniques to create a Papier Mache' mask that can be worn or hung on a wall.
Tuesdays, through May 3, 10am - Painting with Wool: Rug Hooking, by Linda Spear
Learn how to hook an original design from start to finish, using traditional hooking techniques. This class beginning is for beginner and intermediate hookers.
Tuesdays, May 3-24, 9am-12noon - Intermediate Watercolor, with J. P. Goodwin
For students with basic watercolor skills, a perfect follow-up to Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner. Students will learn how to draw and compose their subject in preparation for a finished watercolor.
Friday, May 6, 5:30-7:30pm - First Friday Artist of the Month Reception
Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public. The public is invited to meet the artist. First Friday of each month (usually). Alternating months will feature individual artists and group exhibits spotlighting a particular medium or theme.
Monday, May 9, 6-8pm - Drawing Sessions, with Carl Owen
There will be a variety of subjects to work on students' drawing and observation skills, including models on some nights. All are welcome. Second and fourth Mondays of the month (except holidays).
Thursdays, through May 12, 6-8pm - Life Studio
In this group session facilitated by Carl Owen, experienced artists will be given the opportunity to create works in the medium of their choice with a live model for each session. The experienced models will hold longer poses (1/2-1 hour) to give professional artists enough time to paint or draw.
Tuesdays, through May 31, 1-3pm - A Crash Course in Drawing the Portrait, by Carol Phenix
Students broaden their range of skills to include a pursuit which is both enjoyable and professionally useful. Practice short fun exercises using each other as models, work from cast heads, and complete a final portrait using a photo reference of the student's choosing. Students should have basic drawing skills.
Fridays, 9am-12:30pm - Friday Painters' Open Studio
The group meets weekly mid-May through mid-October to paint local landscapes "en plein aire" (on site). Students may bring whatever project they're working on, in whatever medium and enjoy the camaraderie of other artists. Optional short critique to end each session. Members are free and non-members are asked to make a small donation. All ages, abilities and mediums welcome.

Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
Bald Hill Road, Albany (603) 447-6991
Exhibiting through May 18 - Art Celebrates Place
Upper Saco Valley Land Trust presents a show of paintings, prints and mosaics by local artists, inspired by USVLT conservation easements from Jackson to Freedom. Call USVLT at (603) 356-9683 for more information.
Registration now open for TMCC Summer Camp - Imparting an appreciation of nature and teaching lifelong survival skills, Tin Mountain continues to provide high quality nature experiences for children up to age 16. For a full list of summer programs, download a camp brochure at the website or call the Tin Mountain office for information. Do not let the price of camp prohibit a chance for a child to enjoy the outdoors this summer; the trustees and staff of Tin Mountain are proud that so many wonderful supporters and organizations make it possible for the area youth to attend Tin Mountain summer camp. Camps fill quickly; register soon, before school is out.
Saturdays, April 30, May 7, 14 & 21, 7-11am - Brownfield Bog Bird Walks
Join a revolving staff of Tin Mountain birding experts at the Brownfield Bog, one of the top birding spots of interior New England. In early spring, a rich diversity of bird life migrates on its way north to rest or nest in this vast wetland. Meet at Grant's parking lot in Brownfield, followed by a car pool to the bog where participants will traverse by foot. Be sure to bring rubbers, a snack and binoculars or borrow TMCC's.
Saturday, May 7, 9:30am-12noon - Workshop: Getting Started & Saving $$$ with Alternative Energy
Want to invest in renewable energy, but don't know where to start? This overview of available technologies and panel discussion with energy experts reveal options available and answer questions on specific technologies. Learn about our TMREI solar hot water "energy-raisers."
Tuesday, May 10, 10am - Monthly Morning Coffee Break
Volunteers are invited to come to Tin Mountain on the second Tuesday of every month, to enjoy a cup of coffee and learn about current volunteer opportunities.
Thursday, May 12, 12noon-1pm - EcoForum: Northern Pass Project
Will Abbott, Policy & Land Management for SPNHF, provides an overview of the Northern Pass Project proposing to transmit hydropower from Quebec into NH and that would require clearing more than 40 miles of new power line corridor in Coos County. EcoForums, presented on the second Thursday of each month, are free and open to the public.
Thursday, May 12, 7pm - Green Fire: the Life & Legacy of Aldo Leopold
Naturalist/forester Dave Govatski hosts the first full-length, high-definition documentary film made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold highlighting his extraordinary career and emphasizing his influence on the modern environmental movement.
Thursday, May 19, 6:30pm - Brook Trout Restoration Efforts
John Magee, NH Fish & Game, will discuss the progress to restore eastern brook trout habitat throughout the state. Magee has spent the past five years working on Nash Stream in northern NH, and he worked on local streams in collaboration with Tin Mountain and NRCS. Join in to learn about state and private landowner efforts to restore brook trout habitat.
Friday, May 20, 7pm - Frog Pond Exploration
Explore Jackson at dusk and become acquainted with amphibian residents. The evening starts with a quick slideshow overview, but the group will spend the most time exploring the property's frog ponds. Bring rubber boots to the TMCC Field Station, Jackson
Saturday, May 21, 8am-2pm - Annual Meeting & Native Plant Sale Pick Up
Morning field trips, native plants, annual awards, luncheon barbecue and keynote speaker, Henry Homeyer (at 1pm). 'The Gardening Guy' will speak on Landscaping for Wildlife Using Native Plants.
Saturday, May 21, 7:30pm - Contra Dance
Music by Redwing (Lucy Gatchell and Dexter Harding). Third Saturday of every month.
Saturday, June 11 - Seeking Donations for First Annual Tin Mountain of Treasures Yard Sale
Tin Mountain is asking members and supporters to keep the Center in mind when they tackle spring cleaning this year. Accepting donations of all kinds - furniture, baby items, kitchenware, toys, small appliances, books, outdoor gear and general forgotten treasures; but no clothing, large appliances or mattresses. Those with questions or who are interested in becoming involved as a donor, volunteer, or both, can call Nora Dufilho or email
Wednesdays, 10-11:30am - Nature Nuts
Children and their parents/grandparents can join TMCC teacher/naturalists on this seasonal exploration of the natural world. Enjoy a morning full of nature songs, crafts, hikes, and games based upon the theme of the day.
Upon request - Building Tours

White Mountain Cafe & Bookstore Events
Monday-Saturday, 7am-4pm and Sunday, 8am-3pm
Jackson Falls Marketplace (next to the post office)
Main Street, Jackson (603) 383-6511
Sunday, May 1, 2pm - Ben English Inaugural Presentation of A.E. Phinney's Photos
For nearly 40 years, White Mountain photographer A.E. Phinney, whose shop was in the building now occupied by Jackson's Wildcat Tavern, photographed the scenery, shelters and fire towers of the White Mountains from 1908-1950. Jackson historian and White Mountain tramper Ben English, working with Cristin Bailey, has organized 58 of these images into a remarkable presentation.

Mountain Top Music Center Performances, Classes & Lessons
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
111 Main Street, Conway (603) 447-4737
Mountain Top Music is scheduling students for music lessons and classes; enrollment is underway now. Private lessons available. Classes held at MTMC unless otherwise noted. Some instruments available for rental. Please call for more information or to register. Check website for details and full schedule.
Sunday, May 1, 4pm - MTMC Faculty Showcase: Art of the Duo at the Inn at Thorn Hill, Jackson
Wednesday, May 18, 5:30-6:30pm - Topics in Music Listening
This course, taught by various faculty members, provides knowledge and experiences that lead participants to a deeper level of music listening and appreciation. Topics will include style, form, historical periods and instrumental techniques. In-class listening, live demonstrations, and discussion will allow students to learn in an engaging and friendly setting. Ages: High School and Adult
Saturday, May 21, 7:30pm - MTMC Home Concert
Featuring organist, narrator and author Susan Ferre, presenting: Stories from the Human Village: A Walled City of Gold. Call for tickets and location at a private home in Jackson.
Mondays, through June 13, 10-10:45am - Pre-School Music
Children from age 3 to 5 use familiar folk songs to learn principles of rhythm and pitch. Children sing, dance and play rhythm instruments. Children learn patterns necessary for further music study. Pre-reading skills are incorporated in drawing and coloring activities.
Mondays, through June 13, 11-11:45am - Kid's Drums and Songs (Ages: 5-8)
Mondays, through June 13, 3:30-4:45 pm - After School Jazz
Mondays, through June 13, 4-4:45pm - Group Guitar (Ages: 6-9)
Mondays, through June 13, 4:45-5:30pm - Keyboard Kids (Ages: 5-7)
Mondays, through June 13, 7-8pm - Beginning Orchestra (Adults)
Players of stringed instruments and winds learn to play in a small orchestra setting, with coaching and direction. Repertoire is selected with the players' experience level in mind.
Mondays, through June 13, 7-9pm - Chamber Ensemble (Ages: High School & Adult)
Students hone their skills playing in a chamber ensemble, with regular coaching.
Tuesdays, through June 7, 10-11:30am - Tuesday Morning Blues (High School & Adult)
Tuesdays, through June 7, 4:14-5pm - Strings After School (Ages: 7-10)
Students have the opportunity to try cello, violin and viola, then choose one instrument to study. Singing and movement are used regularly to relate to instrument playing. Instruments are provided.
Tuesdays, through June 7, 6:30-8pm - Adult Singers Workshop (High School & Adult)
Wednesdays, through June 8, 4-4:45pm - Group Ukulele
Wednesdays, through June 8, 4:45-5:30pm - Beginning Harmonica (Ages: 10 and up)
Wednesdays, through June 8, 5:30-6:15pm - Folk Band for Beginners (Ages: 9 and up)
Wednesdays, through June 8, 6:30-7:45pm - Community String Band (Ages: 9 and up)
Learn to play traditional New England, Appalachian and Celtic music. Repertoire includes reels, jigs, hornpipes, hoedowns, rags, marches and waltzes. Explore the roles of different instruments in a string band and how to create harmonies, accompaniments and arrangements. Tunes are taught by ear; however written music can be provided. Students may drop-in any time to join.
Wednesdays, through June 8, 7-9pm - Community Orchestra (Adults)
The ensemble performs throughout the Mount Washington Valley. Free; meets at Kennett Middle School.
Thursdays, through June 9, 9:30-10am - Music for Babies
Free introductory class for birth-18 months. Babies play interactive games involving familiar songs, rhymes and rhythm. Activities are designed to stimulate babies' cognitive development.
Thursdays, through June 9, 10:15-11am - Music for Toddlers
Children ages 18 months-3 years and their caregivers dance, play rhythm instruments, sing and play games using familiar songs. This class stimulates musical and cognitive development.
Thursdays, through June 9, 4-5pm - Young People's Jam Band (Ages: 8 and up)
Thursdays, through June 9, 5-6:30pm - Youth Orchestra (Ages: 8-14)
Designed to bring young people together to enjoy music-making. Students with at least one year's experience on their instrument are eligible.
Thursdays, through June 9, 7-8pm - Jam Band (Ages: High School and Adult)

White Birch Books Events
Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm 2568 South Main Street, North Conway (603) 356-3200
Sunday, May 1, 2-4pm - Author's Multimedia Presentation
Dreaming of Wolves: Adventures in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania is part travelogue, part memoir, part natural and cultural history. Alan Sparks will describe the ecology and behavior of the wolves in Transylvania, their historical and present status, and issues of coexistence and conservation. A 35-minute audio-visual tour of the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern and Central Europe will follow the talk, featuring folk music from the countries of the region: Romania, Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland. All are welcome at this free event.
Thursday, May 12, 12noon-2pm - Benefit Author Luncheon with Julia Spencer-Fleming
White Birch Books and the North Conway Public Library team up for a benefit luncheon at Flatbreads, right in North Conway Village, featuring author Julia Spencer-Fleming. Her hotly anticipated new book is One Was a Soldier, the seventh book in her Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne series. Spencer-Fleming will give a talk about her book and all of her novels will be available for her to sign. Tickets and more information are available at the bookstore and library (356-2961). Proceeds support the North Conway Public Library.

2011 Miss Mount Washington Valley Teen Scholarship Event
Sunday, May 1
Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center
Route 302, Bartlett
Young ladies in grades 7-12, who reside in those towns sending students to Kennett High School and Fryeburg Academy, compete for the 2011 Miss Mount Washington Valley Teen Scholarship Event. This is not a beauty pageant... contestants are scored in Interview, Public Speaking, Poise & Confidence, Community Service and Commitment. Talent is an optional competition with a separate panel of judges. The top prize is a $1000 college scholarship, with runners-up receiving smaller scholarship amounts.

"Bullpen" on Partnerships in Cultural & Heritage Tourism
Friday, May 6, 2:30-4:30pm
Attitash Grand Summit Hotel
Route 302, Bartlett (603) 271-3136 (RSVP)
Join New Hampshire Cultural & Heritage Tourism professionals to pitch ideas for using partnerships to raise awareness of individuals' organizations. Attendees will have 90 seconds for their "pitch" - an explanation of who they are and what they'd like to get from this event. Once everyone has done their pitch, there will be approximately 45 minutes for attendees to network with potential partners. Call or email RSVP to: Shelly Angers, Communications Coordinator, New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources. A free event, presented in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire.

Programs & Events at North Conway Public Library
Monday/Tuesday/Friday, 12noon-5pm; Wednesday & Thursday, 12noon-6pm
2719 Main Street, North Conway (603) 356-2961
Volunteers are needed for shelving books, processing new books, reading and organizing the shelves, assisting with circulation desk duties, and for helping with the scheduling of the patron computers.
Friday, May 6, 10:30am - TGIF Book Group
Meets the first Friday of each month (usually) and discusses both novels and popular nonfiction books. Everyone is welcome, whether they are a patron of the Library or not, whether they have read the book or not. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Library; call to reserve. The group goes on hiatus from July to September.
Thursday, May 12, 12noon-2pm - Benefit Author Luncheon with Julia Spencer-Fleming
See White Birch Books listing for details.
Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks are available at the Library. In addition, Kill A Watt energy detectors can be checked out.

Italian Art Workshops
Saturday-Monday, May 7-9, May 14-16, or May 21-23, 9am-5pm
The Bernerhof Inn
US Route 302, Glen (603) 383-4200
Nino Scimeca has arrived in the United States from Italy and has agreed to offer a rare opportunity to study under his direct tutelage during these limited workshops. Internationally known, he has been compared to Salvador Dali by many, and his ability to teach is exceptional. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to study under one of the greatest fine art painters. A list of supplies needed will be emailed. Contact: Melissa Leonard

Valley Pride Day in the Mount Washington Valley
Saturday, May 7, 8:30-11:30am
The annual community roadside cleanup and beautification project. Volunteers will meet at Jackson Grammar School between 8:30 and 9:30am to register and collect bags, gloves and bottled water. Families, teams and individuals are welcome. Children need to be accompanied by someone over 18. Live music by Mountain Top Music Center Jam Band.

Lilliputian Montessori School's "Big Night" Fundraiser
Saturday, May 7, 6-10pm
White Mountain Hotel
North Conway
This adults-only event, formerly known as "Best of the Chefs," will feature an assortment of appetizers from many of Mt. Washington Valley's finest restaurants to sample, a cash bar, as well as a Silent Auction with many unique donations from local businesses. For more information go to the website. All proceeds from the auction to benefit this non-profit school. Tickets available from Emily Benson at (603) 986-2197.

Jackson Grammar School & Whitney Community Center Events
Detailed information and availability can be found on the School's website
Main Street, Jackson Village (603) 383-6861
The Community Center offers many options and spaces for public use. A large Main Hall, with a stage and seating up to 250. The bright Art Room with working height tables accommodates about 15 people. A small conference room, with a table and chairs, is available for up to 8 people. Handicap accessible.
Monday, May 9, 6-8pm - Women's Writing Group - second & fourth Monday each month
Friday, May 13, 6:30-9:30pm - Ballroom Dancing - second Friday each month (usually)
Wednesday, May 18 - Spring Unified Arts Show
Tuesdays, 5:30pm and Fridays, 9am - Zumba Classes at the Whitney Center
A Latin-inspired dance fitness program, Zumba includes Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha, Belly-Dance, Samba, Tango and much more. For information call (978) 790-3375 or email

Bartlett Public Library Programs
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2-8pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-5pm; Saturdays, 11am-3pm
1 Main Street (Route 302), Bartlett (603) 374-2755
Tuesday, May 10, 7pm - Friends of the Bartlett Library Book Club: Reflex by Dick Francis
The fascination of many mysteries lies as much in the personality of the detective as in the story; we want to know not only "who done it" but also "who solved it." Both detective writers and their fictional detectives are puzzle solvers, a fact that may explain why so many mystery writers have created detectives who are themselves mystery writers. Detectives must grapple with moral problems and may judge criminals within their own moral framework, which may be quite different from the values of the official judicial system. Discussion lead by Frumie Selchen. Books available at the Library and one does not have to be a resident of Bartlett to borrow. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome. Second Tuesday of each month. Suggestions are welcome; please pass them along. Contact: Jackie Hamblet, (603) 383-6775.
The NH Downloadable Book Program, an internet-based library, is now available. Come to the library to obtain a personal 14-digit number and learn how to download books at home utilizing this service.

Register for Jeanne Limmer Dance Classes and Performances
Jeanne Limmer Dance Center & The Branch at Eastern Slope Inn Plaza
Reporter Court Street (off Main Street), North Conway Village (603) 356-3422
For more information, contact
AIE Studio workshops and classes for all ages and levels, pre-schoolers through adults - modern, movement exploration, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz and hip hop.
Thursday, May 12, 6:30-7:45pm - DanzaRâ Dance & Drawing
Dancers & artists are invited to get together to enjoy an evening of collaboration! Artist Carl Owen will offer drawing tips and DanzaRâ dancer Lisa Holcomb will lead dancers through revitalizing dances that artists can draw from. Natural imagery and eclectic rhythms will inspire all, and from time to time dancers will be asked to freeze, sculpture like, for 1-5 minutes, giving the artists options to capture. This is an opportunity for both to connect and possibly have portraits created as a result of this evening's work. A 15-minute meet and slide show will be given to start the evening. Second Thursday each month.

Artist's Spring Get-Away Weekend
Thursday-Sunday, May 12-15
Bartlett Inn
Route 302, Bartlett (800) 292-2353
Come paint on location in the White Mountains with other artists. On Thursday, students paint their way up to the Bartlett Inn and gather at the fireplace to chat. After breakfast at the Inn on Friday, head out to paint. Byron Carr will do a painting demo for those interested. Saturday is a paint day, followed by pizza and reviewing the paintings. Sunday is breakfast and students paint their way home. All skill levels are welcome. Contact the Bartlett Inn to reserve a space. This is not a workshop; the only cost is lodging.

Denmark Arts Center Events
Call for hours (to view exhibits)
50 West Main Street (on Route 160), Denmark Village, ME (207) 452-2412
Saturday, May 14, 7pm - Open Mic
All abilities welcome. Second Saturday of each month.
Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm - Singers Workshop
With different levels on alternate weeks, open to adults of any age.
Scheduled Individually - Guitar lessons are offered by artist-in-residence Wayne Peabody.

Fundraiser for Culinary Education: Taste of New Hampshire
Friday, May 20, 6pm
Eagle Mountain House
Carter Notch Road, Jackson (603) 383-9111
White Mountains Chapter of The American Culinary Federation presents their annual fundraiser for culinary education. An evening of fine food, wine tasting, silent auction and great company. Mix and mingle with some of the top chefs of New Hampshire and rub elbows with fellow foodies. Buy tickets at Eagle Mountain House, Chef's Market in North Conway, (603) 387-0462, or call Steffani Adaska at (603) 356-4591 x10

Cash Bash
Sunday, May 22, 6pm
Eagle Mountain House Carriage House
Carter Notch Road, Jackson
Attend Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce's 'Cash Bash' event, where a $100 ticket provides attendees with entertainment, appetizers, salad bar and dessert. There will be a cash bar available. Throughout the night each person will have the opportunity to win prizes, play games, bid on Silent Auction items and the chance to walk away with $10,000 in cash. For further information about the event contact the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce on (603) 383-9356.

Freedom Public Library Events & Programs
Tuesday & Thursday, 2-7pm; Wednesday & Saturday, 10am-1pm; Friday, 12noon-5pm
38 Old Portland Road, Freedom (603) 539-5176
Volunteers are needed to make cookies for the Thursday and Friday youth programs. To volunteer, sign up at the Library, call the library, or email Elizabeth at
June McLeavey, Art Teacher at Bartlett Elementary School, is the Featured Artist for March and April.
Monday, May 23, 10:30am - Freedom Book Club
Copies of the book are available at the Library. All are welcome to attend this monthly discussion. Contact: Sylvia Carney, 539-5799
Tuesday, May 24, 7-8:30pm - The White Mountain Huts: Past and Future
The Appalachian Mountain Club's Hut System is a unique institution in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Learn how the huts and their people have formed a world apart, a mountain society with its own history, traditions and legends. A NH Humanities Council program, presented by Allen Koop of Dartmouth College, free and open to the public.
Wednesdays, 10-11am - Preschool Story Time for ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Listening to stories, playing rhythm instruments, doing fingerplays, singing songs, and creating a craft.
Wednesdays, 10am - Writing Workshop
Students going into 5th grade and older are invited to attend. Come to one or all - drop-ins welcome.
Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm - Teen Night
Each week a craft or activity (and the Wii will always be available) followed by pizza (fee) and a movie. Check the website for full schedule of movies. 7th grade or older.
Fridays, 4:30pm - Adult Knitting Group
Instructor Sally Florio will be on hand for anyone who needs help with their knitting.
Library has family passes available to lend to the following area attractions: The Wright Museum of WWII History, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, The Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Call to reserve.

Jackson Historical Society Programs, Museum, Art Gallery
Saturdays, 1-4pm
Jackson Historical Society White Mt Art Gallery & Museum
Route 16A, Jackson (603) 383-4060
Museum of 19th Century White Mountain Art paintings, interesting artifacts, photographs (including a 4-1/2 foot-wide panorama of Jackson), memorabilia and antique map collection depicting the life of Jackson residents and visitors. Free and open to the public. Be sure to visit the historical wayside signs along the west bank of the Wildcat River in Jackson.
Online White Mountain Painting Sale - Items including paintings, books and memorabilia listed on a continuing basis.
River Arts Gallery in the Jackson Historical Society, a cooperative featuring Jackson artists, is exhibiting work for sale. For more information about River Arts Gallery, please visit or email or call Kathy at (727) 572-0200.

Madison Historical Society Programs
By appointment
Madison Corner (intersection of Route 113 & East Madison Rd)
Madison (603) 367-9289 or (603) 367-8684
Visit the complete restoration of the Town Pound, used by the town to corral wayfaring livestock; located at the top of Pound Road at Maple Street. The Society is selling copies of the book Visions from a White Mountain Palette, The Life and Times of Charles A. Hunt by Madison author Roy Bubb to benefit the Building Restoration Fund.
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of May, June, July, August and September.

Conway Historical Society Museum
By appointment
Eastman Lord House
Main Street, Conway Village (603) 447-5551
Eastman Lord House is the circa 1818 residence of Conway mill owner William Kimball Eastman. Seventeen rooms are open to the public, furnished in periods from 1818 through 1945.
The Society presents a wide variety of monthly programs, held at the Salyards Center for the Arts beginning at 7pm on the second Tuesday of each month (6pm for potluck suppers). All programs open to the public.

Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo Gallery
Thursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Monday, 9am-4pm
The Snowflake Inn Shops
Main Street, Jackson Village (603) 383-4300
Fine-art landscape photography. Offering a large selection of unique photographs of the White Mountains and surrounding region. Also on display and for sale at White Mountain Artisans Gallery and Zeb's General Store, North Conway; League of NH Craftsmen, Littleton & Meredith; Flossie's General Store, Jackson Village.

North Conway Music Shop Workshops & Events
Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturdays, 10am-4pm
Route 16 (just north of village), North Conway (603) 356-3562
World Is Never Quiet - A blog featuring writing on music, much of which is specific to the Mount Washington Valley.
YouTube Video Contest - Submit a video of oneself using a piece of gear that was purchased from the Music Shop. It could be a saxophone, a guitar pedal, a piece of sheet music, a particularly awesome pick or just about anything else. Each month, the submitted video with the greatest number of views will win a North Conway Music gift card, and will be featured on the home page of the website. Contest runs monthly. Submit entries to or visit the website.
Workshops, jam sessions, master classes and more. Ideas and requests welcomed. Call or email with topics of interest. Want to play? Want to learn? Want to teach? A variety of workshops, clinics, seminars and performances are offered. Free to the public - everyone invited. Those interested in leading or attending a workshop are encouraged to call or email Brian Charles at

Pottery & Crafts at The Artery
The Artery Ceramic & Craft Studio in Timberland Plaza
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-4pm
1675 White Mountain Highway, North Conway (603) 356-7725 or (602) 452-8257 (cell)
Ceramic and cooking parties available for birthdays, etc.
Tuesdays - Two studio fees for the price of one.

Cook Memorial Library Programs & Events
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Friday, 10am-5pm & Saturday, 10am-4pm
93 Main Street, Tamworth (603) 323-8510
Storytimes - On the first three Tuesdays of each month. Stories and Songs for toddlers at 10:30am and Stories and Songs for 3-5 year olds at 1pm.
History Room open Tuesdays, 2-5pm
The Career Development database called Career Cruising, (, is a comprehensive career guide designed for individual, self-directed use for people from 6th grade to adulthood. Please contact the Library to get the password required for online access.

Bartlett Historical Society Programs & Museum
Saturdays, 12noon-2pm (or by appointment)
Route 16, Glen (603) 383-4110
Bartlett Historical Society, just north of Heritage-NH in Glen, presents an evolving historical display relating to the villages of Bartlett: Glen, Lower Bartlett and Bartlett Village.
Village Voices - The Society is looking for volunteers to tell their stories of the past. Please contact Norman Head via email or phone.

Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum Activities & Events
Wednesday, 10am-1pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10:30am-4:45pm; Sunday, 9am-1pm (subject to change)
2936 White Mt Highway, North Conway (603) 356-2992
This interactive children's museum has an extensive number of permanent exhibits and hours of fun for children 0-8 yrs. The museum has a new exhibition: The Tree of History will be the focus of fantastic happenings. The new Let's Pretend Drama Center lets children dress up in costumes and pretend. Leave at any time and come back the same day without an additional charge.
Remember to visit the Little Green Closet Thrift Store - donations of beautiful children's clothing accepted.

Bartlett Recreation Classes, Programs & Events
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Josiah Bartlett Elementary School
Route 302, Bartlett (603) 374-1952
Anyone interested in offering a course for the next session can call Annette Libby, Director, Bartlett Recreation Department.
Decorative Painting Class - Local artist Greta George will be offering a 5-week class in acrylics. Bring home a finished project each week. Preregistration is required; students must bring their own brushes.
Monday-Friday, 3:15-5pm - Kid's Kaleidoscope
An after-school program, including crafts & cooking, for grades K-4

Wildcat Tavern Live Entertainment, Hoot Night & Open Mic
Tuesdays, 8pm-12midnight
Main Street, Jackson Village
Hoot Night at the Wildcat is the longest, continuously running open mike night in the Valley. The fun starts as host Jonathan Sarty leads the Hoot Night Band. Guitar picker extraordinaire Tom Perkins usually plays the early set. Round 9ish the crowd is rolling in along with a wide range of musicians (don't worry about being good enough... everyone is welcome).
Live musicians playing on Saturdays include Nancy Ray and The White Mountain Boys. Check out the website with the calendar of events for further information and dates.

The Farmers Table - Community Lunch, Community Art
Thursdays, 12noon
The Community School
Route 25E to Route 113 to 1164 Bunker Hill Road, South Tamworth (603) 323-7000
The Rey Foundation and The Community School serve hot lunches at The Community School, available to community members on a voluntary donation basis. One of the target groups for these lunches is young mothers and children. In order to provide an additional appeal to this group, the Rey Foundation offers Chalk Talk drawing and storytelling sessions during and after lunch, from 12:30-1:30pm.
The Farmer's Table uses the Community School's licensed kitchen and the bounty from its certified organic farm and many local farmers to benefit those in the Bearcamp Valley looking to supplement their weekly food budget with a healthy, balanced meal. In addition, the project will eventually provide classes on cooking and preserving home-grown food, practices which are becoming lost in modern culture. An email or phone call is appreciated so that enough food can be made for all.

Chocorua Public Library Events & Programs
Sundays, 1-5pm; Mondays & Thursdays, 1-7pm
25 Deer Hill Road (Routes 16 & 113), Chocorua (603) 323-8610
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm - Adult Read-Alouds
The librarians, Marion Posner and Peggy Johnson, both seasoned performers, share the weekly hour, featuring long and short reads with their signature styles.
The Library will bring stories and suggestions for activities to anyone's childcare setting, whether it is at a home or a larger site. The library can also deliver books; call for delivery. This outreach program is for both seniors and childcare providers, as well as anyone who is not able to come in to the Library. The Library is looking for volunteers to help with outreach, inventory and other projects.

MWV Stompers Square Dance Club
Mondays, 7pm
Conway Elementary School
160 Main Street, Conway 447-5863 or (207) 647-9464
MWV Stompers square dance club meets every Monday with expert caller and instructor, Darrel Sprague. Admission; refreshments served. For more information, please call or email.

Open Mic for Music, Poetry and Storytelling
Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Conway Cafe
32 Main Street, Conway (603) 447-6381
For more information, contact
Open Mic followed by Open Jam. Electric and acoustic music, stories, poems, songs, great food and company, no alcohol (teens welcome).

Argentine Tango Dance Classes & Spanish Language Lessons
Sundays, 1pm & 2pm (beginners)
Christmas Farm Inn & Spa's Carriage House
Route 16B, Jackson
For more information, contact
All are welcome, even those who have never danced the Tango before. Please reply ASAP if interested. Wear well-supported shoes. Isabel gives Spanish lessons, just prior to the Tango class, at the MET coffee shop in North Conway on Sundays. The first class, (beginners) runs from 10:30-11:30am; the second (beginners with some knowledge of the language) from 11:40am-12:40pm. Classes are ongoing and new people can join anytime. If interested, please email

White Mountain Folk Association hosts Contra Dance
Most Fridays, 7:30-10:30pm
Runnells Hall
Chocorua (603) 726-0063
All levels are welcome; all dances are taught. Call for more information and to confirm dates.

Programs & Events at The Rocks Estate
Open daily, year-round
Route 302, Bethlehem (603) 444-6228 or (800) 639-5373
Owned by The Society for Protection of NH Forests, The Rocks is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Picnic areas, hiking, skiing and snowshoe trails. Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street in Bethlehem, is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. Facilities include a classroom, educational trails, pond and several picnic sites.
Select Wednesdays, 7pm - Bretzfelder Park Programs
These free programs are part of the Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series.
April 27 - Wild Turkey Program
For those who've wondered how turkeys got their name, where they sleep, or why they gobble. Join the Society's staff member and wildlife enthusiast Nigel Manley and Corey's Sport Shop at the Rocks Estate. Manley will lead program participants through the discovery of the wild turkey, how it got its name and how it became domesticated. This program is for everyone who is interested in these magnificent birds, be it for watching or hunting. Manley will invite participants to touch turkey feathers and spurs, and to hear the noises that turkeys make while feeding, fighting and relaxing. Participants are invited to bring their favorite call and demonstrate it to the audience or to learn how to use a turkey call.
Saturday, May 14, 12noon-4pm - Earth Day Celebration
Calling all vendors... Karma Balm is hosting its first annual celebration, with live music, food and family fun at WREN. Eco-friendly products, art, crafts, hula hooping & face painting for kids. Rain date: Sunday, May 15. Donations will be given to The Rocks Estate Education Fund and the NHSPCA. Vendors register with or (603) 249-6444.
Saturday, May 28, 10am-3pm - Register for Littleton Studio School Workshop at The Rocks: Outdoor Sketchbook, with Kristine Lingle
Learn to sketch a variety of subjects including architecture, spectacular vistas, ornamental gardens and a lily pond. Perspective, value and color will be demonstrated.

Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce Offerings
At the Littleton Opera House Welcome Center
2 Union Street, Littleton (603) 444-6561
White Mountain National Forest Passes now available at the Welcome Center: Seven-day, Annual and Two-car Family.
Wednesday, April 27, 7:30-9am - Littleton Business Roundtable
Network, discover resources to help businesses, and learn useful information. Featuring speakers from: NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, The NH Small Business Association, Northern Community Investment Corporation, White Mountains Community College, Grafton County Economic Development Council, The NH Community Development Finance Authority, NH Department of Employment Security. Held at the Littleton Community Center, Heald Room, 120 Main Street.
Wednesday, April 27, 5pm-7pm - Business After Hours
Give spring a festive welcome and kick off the 2011 Pollyanna of Littleton events. Beverages, appetizers & history show & tell. Held at Riverglen House, 55 Riverglen Lane.
Friday, April 29, 4-8pm and Saturday, April 30, 9am-6pm - 2011 Trade Expo and Home Show
Under the tent and outdoor displays showcase a wide variety of services, solutions and ideas for local families and homeowners. A family-friendly activity, with special events that include: Kids Korner Workshop, raffles, hourly giveaways, and more. A high visibility opportunity for sponsors and vendors alike; details on the website. Held at the Littleton Elks Lodge on Route 302.

Neskaya - A Sacred Space for Movement
Neskaya Movement Arts Center
1643 Profile Road (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5828
Dances from around the world, done as celebration, prayer and meditation. All dances are taught, no partner needed. Donation requested. Check website for full schedule; call for Yoga and Tai Chi classes.
Wednesdays, April 27 & May 11, 7-8pm - Drum Circle
Participants can bring their own drum and/or choose from a selection of drums available for playing. Facilitated by Ryan Harvey; all are welcome. Second & fourth Wednesday each month.
Thursday, May 12, 6:30-8:30pm - Women's Circle
Art, journaling, movement, sound, meditation and other modalities may be offered. All women are welcome. Second Thursday of every month.
Sunday, May 22, 4-5:30pm - Unitarian Universalist Spiritual Discussion Group
The public is invited and there is no admission charge. Donations will be accepted. Every fourth Sunday of the month
Sundays, 6-8pm and Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm - World Dance/Sacred Circle Dance
Traditional dances from around the world along with newly choreographed dances taught to a variety of world music. Dances range from fast & furious to slow & meditative.

Cooking Classes and Cheese Tasting at The Co-op
Daily, 8am-8pm
Littleton Food Co-op
Corner of Cottage Street & Route 302, Littleton (603) 444-2800
Thursdays, April 28 & May 26, 5pm - Cheese and Wine Tasting
Last Thursday of each month. Free and open to everyone.
Mondays, 5-5:30pm - Free Cooking Class & Demo
Featuring local chefs, who will share some of their secrets on how to make nutritious, affordable meals using some local ingredients. All are welcome to attend.

Staying Legal with the NH Attorney General
Thursday, April 28, 9am-12noon
AHEAD office
163 Main Street, Littleton
Is your organization in compliance with New Hampshire's Conflict of Interest law? Are you up to speed on recent changes to the IRS Form 990? Spend the morning with nationally-recognized speaker, Terry Knowles, Assistant Director of the NH Charitable Trusts Division, as she discusses the regulations governing nonprofits and their implications for organizations. Topics covered will include: National news affecting charities, reporting requirements, fiduciary roles and responsibilities, conflicts of interest, boards of directors, the role of insurance in a well-run nonprofit organization.

White Mountain School Cultural Events Series
Great Hall of the White Mountain School
371 West Farm Road, Bethlehem (603) 444-2928
Friday, April 29, 5:30pm - Empty Bowls Banquet
Enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread and take home a handcrafted ceramic bowl. The event will also include a silent auction featuring the talent of people in the local community. Donations of small ceramic bowls or other handmade items for the auction are gratefully accepted. Hosted by the White Mountain School to raise awareness about hunger and to raise funds for hunger relief, with food donated by a multitude of local restaurants and businesses. Proceeds to benefit the Bethlehem Food Pantry, Oxfam America and the Batey Foundation. For questions, contact Amy at (603) 616-2049 or
Saturday, May 7 - SCS Onsight Climbing Competition
The White Mountain School's rock and ice climbing programs are the first high school program, public or private, to earn accreditation from the American Mountain Guides Association.

North Country Chorus Spring Concert
Friday, April 29, 7:30pm
First Congregational Church, Littleton (603) 989-5523 (information)
Sunday, May 1, 3pm
Peacham Congregational Church, Peacham, VT (603) 989-5523 (information)
A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms
Tickets available at the door.

Live Music at Cannon
Fridays, 9pm
Cannon Mountain View Tavern
729 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (800) 823-9577
Bringing the best bands above Boston to the North Country
April 29 - Crunchy Western Boys

Fairbanks Museum Exhibits and Presentations
Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT (802) 748-2372
Animal Buddies' Night at the Museum
What do bears eat for breakfast after a long winter's snooze? Kids can drop off their stuffed animal at the Museum on April 29, then join Museum staff for breakfast on Saturday, April 30, to learn about waking up from hibernation. Join naturalists from the Balch Nature Preschool for this family event.
Saturdays & Sundays, 1:30pm - Planetarium Shows
The Planetarium been guiding people through the galaxy for half a century. Take a tour of the stars and planets in Vermont's only public planetarium.

The ARTS Gallery Exhibits, Events & Classes
Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
28 S Main Street, Lisbon (603) 838-2300 or (603) 838-6675 or (603) 838-5005
Cooperative arts gallery featuring juried works by North Country artists from NH & Vermont. The ARTS Gallery is a non-profit artisan cooperative operating under the umbrella of the Ammonoosuc Region Arts Council. Interested in becoming a member? Contact Janet Moriarty at or (603) 838-6797.
To register for classes, or for more information, please contact Kathy Stevens at or call 838-6675 or stop by the gallery. Registration forms are on the gallery website, as well as at the gallery. At the present time, exhibiting artists are working hard to expand class offerings. Anyone with a particular interest who would like to offer a class can contact the ARTS Gallery.
Exhibiting through April 30 - Over 40 Years of Art
Stephen Hall's exhibit of pen & ink, oil paintings and pencil drawings, plus "state of the art" digital photography and digital painting.
Lupine Arts & Crafts Festival seeks Artists & Vendors
Ammonoosuc Region Arts Council & The ARTS Gallery, in conjunction with the Franconia Area Chamber of Commerce seek vendors for the Lupine Festival Arts & Crafts Festival, June 4 & 5. To be held at the Carolina Crapo grounds on Main Street in Sugar Hill, the event promises a wide variety of fine artisan and craftsmen, local foods and entertainment. Spaces are available for artists of all mediums, jewelers, basket makers, photographers, etc. For more information, please contact Kathy at or 838-6675.

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Exhibits, Events & Programs
Monday & Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 10am-5:30pm; Saturday, 9:30am-4pm
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT (802) 748-8291
The Museum's exhibits and extensive Art Gallery, featuring primarily American & European artists from the late 18th to the mid-19th century, are open to the public. Handicap accessible.
Mondays, May 2 & 16, 6-8pm - Six O'Clock Prompt Writers Support Group
Veteran and new writers invited. First and third Monday each month. Contact Bill & Sharon Biddle at (802) 633-2617 or Jenny & John MacKenzie at (802) 592-3138.
First Wednesdays Lecture Series
All programs are free, but seating is limited. Programs start at 7pm and are held at the Athenaeum, unless otherwise noted.
May 4 - Journey Toward Insight: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1947-1986
Author Reeve Lindbergh discusses collecting for publication four decades of previously unpublished diaries and letters written by her mother, Anne Morrow Lindbergh-shedding light on her mother's marriage to Charles Lindbergh and her take on key world events.
Saturday, May 7, 12noon-4pm - Scrabble Club (meets the first Saturday of the month)
Mondays, 11am - Story Time (all ages are welcome)
Tuesday May 10, 12noon - Brown Bag Lecture Series: Essentials of Landlord/Tenant Law in Vermont
Hardwick Attorney Kristina I. Michelsen will outline significant elements of Vermont's Landlord/Tenant law addressing issues for both landlords and tenants. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. The event is open to the public. Bring your own lunch.
Tuesdays, 3pm - Drop-in Knitting Club (supplies and snacks provided)
Saturdays, 11am-3pm - Games Day
Participants can bring their own games or use the Library's games. Lunch provided.

League of NH Craftsmen Gallery & Studio School Classes
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, Littleton
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Craftsmen Gallery showcasing some of New Hampshire's finest craftsmen, working in jewelry, clay, glass, fibers, wood, metal, photography, baskets, printmaking and mixed media. Craftsmen Retail Gallery Online Store now open at
Register now for classes; the schedule is available online, or email Unless noted otherwise, preregistration is required for all classes. The Studio School is an affiliate of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
Mondays, 11am-12noon - Little Hands Celebrate Mexican Art & Culture with Zeanny Egea (ages 3-5)
May 2 - Sunny Sombrero
Make an adorable sombrero to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
May 9 - Makin' Maracas
Kids use their imagination to create colorful and festive maracas.
May 16 - Indian Yarn Paintings
Create Mexico yarn paintings using glue and scraps of yarn and wool.
May 23 - Pinch Your Pot
Using Mexican Red Clay, Zeanny will guide the students in making and decorating a traditional pinch pot.
Tuesday, May 3, 3:30-5:30pm - Think Spring! Garden Planter, with Maria Neal
Hand building techniques will be used to create a large garden planter. Planters will be decorated using techniques such as sgraffito, slip carving and stamping.
Tuesdays OR Thursdays, May 3-June 9, 6-9pm OR Wednesdays, May 4-June 8, 1-4pm - Throwing
This class with Alison Dodd covers it all, from basic throwing skills to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs.
Thursdays, May 5-June 16, 6-9pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Jean Matray
Explore the fundamentals of metalsmithing and jewelry making, including soldering, sawing, piercing, forming, filing, fitting and texturing with stamps and hammers.
Saturday, May 7, 9am-1pm - Double Helix Bracelet, with Deb Fairchild
Learn how to create an intricate, beautiful rope bracelet using a strong yet flexible variation of the single spiral rope beading technique.
Saturday, May 7, 10am-12noon - Teen Craft Club Beaded Wrap Bracelet, with Kim Delutis
Take colorful beads, thin leather cord, a needle and thread... The wrap bracelet is a trendy piece of jewelry that looks cool layered with other bracelets. Ages 11+
Tuesdays, May 10-June 7, 2-4:30pm - Hand-building, with Maria Neal
Work with slabs to create mugs and bowls; use underglazes, wax resist and glazes to create unique surfaces; and learn coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms.
Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15, 10am-5pm - Cloisonné Weekend Workshop, with Marcia Rae
Cloisonné is an art form in which glass enamel is fused on metal in a kiln to create colorful patterns. One or more pieces of jewelry may be made.
Wednesdays, May 18-June 22, 5:30-8pm - Drawing Foundations, with Ed Kadunc
This introductory class will explore observation and interpretation of subjects with respect to light and shadow, perspective, shape, negative space, inner-outer curves and more.
Fridays, May 20-June 24, 5:30-8pm - Oil Painting Foundations, with Ed Kadunc
This introductory class covers the technical aspects of oil painting, including tools, color, brushwork techniques and a variety of applications of color to canvas.
Saturdays, May 21-June 25, 10am-12:30pm - Watercolor Foundations, with Ed Kadunc
Learn a variety of watercolor techniques including elements of color mixing and application. Class includes demonstrations, discussion and critique to foster creative growth.
Saturday, May 21, 1-4:30pm - Bread Basket with Fabric Liner, with Meg Kupiec
Create the perfect sized basket to hold breads. This basket is woven with flat and flat/oval reed. Colored reeds will be incorporated and the fabric lining will be complimentary in color.
Sundays, 1-4pm; Tuesdays & Fridays, 10am-1pm - Open Studio time is available for pottery students registered for pottery classes and individuals who have demonstrated experience working with clay.
Wednesdays, 6:15-9pm - 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 & to answer questions.

Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & Events
By special request
Franconia Heritage Museum
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000
The nonprofit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Work continues on a scale model of the Brooks and Whitney Bobbin Mill. The Brooks family exhibit displays artifacts and items throughout the museum's 1800s farmhouse and outbuildings. Current exhibit: Franconia's Artistic Heritage and Legendary Skiers of the North Country.
Tuesday, May 3, 7pm - The Old Man of the Mountain: Substance and Symbol
The story of the Old Man of the Mountain is a story of NH itself, reflecting the state's history, arts, literature, geography, philosophy and even public policy. The presentation will include images of paintings, literary passages, souvenirs, and film clips of interviews with those closest to the Old Man, and conclude with a discussion of current efforts to memorialize the state symbol. A NH Humanities Council program, presented by Maggie Stier and co-hosted by the Franconia Area Heritage Council and the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund. Free and open to the public. Contact: Amy Bahr, 823-5977

Events & Films at The Colonial Theatre
Main Street, Bethlehem (603) 869-3422
Colonial members enjoy: Discounts on the best of independent and foreign films and all LIVE! at The Colonial events; A free movie admission for every 5 attended; A mailed bimonthly schedule of events and weekly email updates; The opportunity to vote on selected upcoming films, or suggest new ones on the website; Member ticket prices for guests when accompanied by a member. Colonial memberships provide ticket discounts at Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT; Red River Theatres, Concord, NH; and Kingdom County Productions, VT! Colonial members automatically become a member of the White Mountain Film Society and are invited to free movie screenings and other film events. Buy memberships at or call the Colonial business office at 869-5603, weekdays 9am-5pm.
Friday-Wednesday - Films
May 6-11 - Cedar Rapids
May 13-18 - Another Year
May 20-25 - Of Gods and Men
Thursday, May 12, 7:30pm - Ordinary People
Presented by The Suicide Prevention Council (SPC), this classic Academy Award winning film of a family disintegrating amidst sorrow will be followed by an facilitated discussion. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, May 19, 7:30pm - Artists Documentary Series: Jean-Michel Basquiat, The Radiant Child
Controversial, charismatic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is the subject of this insightful documentary from director Tamra Davis, who has uncovered a never-before-seen interview with the artist conducted before his untimely death at the age of 27. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, May 26, 7:30pm - White Mountain Film Society presents Man with a Movie Camera
This landmark 1929 silent masterpiece from the Soviet avant-garde director Dziga Vertov stylishly highlights the buzz of everyday city life (shops, traffic, children, coal miners, nature) as seen through the eyes of a roving cameraman. Many filmic devices are used to comment on vision, life, Marxism and modernity in the Soviet Union.

WREN Local Works & the Gallery at WREN
Daily, 10am-5pm
2011 Main Street, Bethlehem (603) 869-9736
Dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods, the Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network's mission is to inspire, create and connect through economic, educational, personal and community development. Register online or call for all classes and workshops.
Volunteers needed to teach Wings Workshops - The Wings program offers free monthly workshops for girls ages 8-13 in art, crafts, health, creative writing and esteem building activities. Anyone who has a skill or talent and would like to mentor girls can contact
Thursday, May 12 - WREN Book Club
The next selection is Cellophane by Marie Arana. Everyone is welcome.
The Gallery reopens on Friday, May 13 with an Opening Reception for "North Country Scenes & Seasons" from 5-7pm. The exhibit of watercolor paintings by Cheryl Johnson runs through June 20.
Saturday, May 14, 12noon-4pm - Earth Day Celebration
Calling all vendors... Karma Balm is hosting its first annual celebration, with live music, food and family fun at WREN. Eco-friendly products, art, crafts, hula hooping & face painting for kids. Rain date: Sunday, May 15. Donations will be given to The Rocks Estate Education Fund and the NHSPCA. Vendors register with or (603) 249-6444.
Sunday, May 15, 1-3pm - Wings Workshop with Eileen Alexander: Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones
Use broken dishes and beach glass in a concrete mold to create a colorful garden stepping stone. This workshop is for children, ages 8-14. Preregistration is required by May 13, the Friday before the workshop. Parents who preregister, but find that their child is not able to attend should call to let WREN know so that the space can be made available to another child.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45pm - Yoga in the Gallery
Fun, strength, flexibility, community, laughter, health, balance, lightness, relaxation, peace, art... this is Wellness at Work Yoga. All levels are welcome. Join any time; walk-ins welcome. Mats will be provided for the first class; wear close-fitting comfortable clothes. Call Katrine for fee schedule. (603) 823-7441.

Littleton Public Library Programs & Events
Tuesday-Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm
92 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-5741
Tuesday, May 17, 12noon - Brown Bag Adult Book Discussion Program meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon in the Patricia McLure Program Room.
Wednesdays, 9:30am - Toddlers Tales for children up to age 3
Thursdays, 9:30am - Preschool Story Time for ages 3, 4 & 5
Please call 24 hours in advance when bringing 6 or more children to either story time. No other preregistration is necessary.

Contra Dance
Friday, May 20, 7:30pm
Franconia Town Hall
421 Main Street, Franconia
For more information, contact
Come join others for fun and music. No experience necessary to enjoy contra dancing on the 3rd Friday evening of the month. Refreshments will be available. No charge - donations accepted. Sponsored by Recreation Dept-Franconia/Sugar Hill/Easton.

Creating Your Dream Team: Board Recruitment Strategies that Work
Tuesday, May 24, 9am-12noon
Littleton Community Center
120 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-5711 or (603) 225-1947 (workshop information)
Are your board members engaged, participating in fundraising and enthused about the vision for the future? Do you have the right people around your Board table? This workshop will explore emerging ideas on what really works for board recruitment and retention so that you can build and keep your "Dream Team." Guest Speaker Ann McLane Kuster, Esq. of Newfound Strategies will examine:
Aligning your recruitment practices with your strategic plan
Use of a board recruitment grid
How to use committee service as the first step to board service
How to engage the next generation of leaders

Lisbon Main Street Happenings
Lisbon Railroad Station and Museum
25 Central Street, Lisbon (603) 838-2200
Those who would like a registration form for this year's Lisbon Farmers Market can call the LMS office. Something new this year: on a space-available basis, home-based businesses are invited to register for the Market. There will also be a cooperative table for friends or business partners who want to be in the Market but can't be there every week, or don't have enough product/produce on a consistent basis.
"The Good Old Summertime" is the theme for this year's annual Lilac Festival. Lots of the popular events will be taking place over the weekend of May 27-29, including the parade, carnival, games, music and fireworks. Everyone welcome to join.

Register Now for Summer Poetry Programs at The Frost Place Museum
Mail to: PO Box 74, Franconia, NH 03580
158 Ridge Road, Franconia (603) 823-5510
A museum and poetry center at Robert Frost's former homestead, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains. Please consider mailing your application early.
June 26-30 - The Conference on Poetry and Teaching (
July 7-13 - The Festival and Conference on Poetry (
August 7-12 - The Advanced Seminar (

A Solo Exhibit of New Mixed Media Collage Works by Katherine Ferrier: Word|Bird
Maia Papaya Café
2161 Main Street, Bethlehem
Inspired by a green circa 1950's Royal Typewriter. So physical, so visceral... so satisfying to see the words appear, heavy with ink, pressed into the page. These works are born of Katherine's ongoing fascination with and love of words, texture, meaning and messages. For more information, email Valerie Herres or call (603) 788-3734.

Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior Center
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton (603) 444-6050
Check website for full listing of activities.
Mondays, 1pm - Yoga
Tuesdays, 1pm - Game Day

Bethlehem Heritage Society Museum
By appointment
Visitors Center
2182 Main Street, Bethlehem (603) 869-3330
Displays of hotel china, silverware, glass and menus recall this grand era of history. See the fascinating stories of these hotels and the people who ran them. Memorabilia from Bethlehem's two Donald Ross-designed golf courses are also on display. Historical artifacts from the town's fire and police departments, Stonecrest Colony, The National Hay Fever Relief Association, Chase Tennis Camps, as well as many other items of local interest are available to see and enjoy.

Lisbon Area Historical Society
By appointment
Pickwick-Clough Room - Lisbon Public Library
45 School Street, Lisbon, (603) 838-6146 or (603) 838-2228
Lisbon Area Historical Society meets every other month downstairs in the Lisbon Public Library in the Pickwick-Clough Room. The public is welcome to attend meetings and visit the historical room, which houses a collection of artifacts, correspondence, photographs and genealogy from the early settlers to the present day.

Register Now for Fiddlesticks Art Studio Classes
Bethlehem (603) 444-6321
For more information, contact
Always welcoming ongoing enrollment; call or email for class schedule and to register.

Performances, Films & Events at Catamount Arts
Monday-Saturday, 1-6pm
115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury VT (888) 757-5559 or (802) 748-2600
Art Galleries are open, without charge, during regular hours, and before and after each film screening.
Nightly, 7pm (matinees too); Second show at 9pm on Saturdays - Film Series

Littleton Grist Mill Working Museum
Tuesday-Sunday, 10:30am-3:30pm
18 Mill Street Littleton (603) 444-7478 or (603) 259-3205
A 1798 grist mill complex and basic mill workings restored to its original architecture. Experience 200-year-old state-of-the-art grinding of grain, four-foot millstones, wooden gears and a 20-foot waterwheel. The energy to power the mills was supplied by the Ammonoosuc River. Although the dam no longer exists, the original grist mill still stands and is restored to its original appearance. Thought to be the oldest commercial building north of Concord, the Grist Mill produces its own organically grown, stone-ground flours and mixes. Free tours, artifacts, gift gallery.

Open Mic Night in Lisbon
Saturdays, 7-9pm
All Good Foods
Main Street, Lisbon (603) 838-6800
Local artist and musician, Erin Kuzmeskus hosts this informal and fun drop-in Open Mic. Come play and add to the jam or just enjoy listening to whomever shows up to play. Live recording is available. For more information, call 838-5005 or visit Erin's Art, Yoga and Music website

Littleton Area Historical Society Museum, Research & Programs
Wednesdays, 9:30am-2pm (or by appointment)
Museum located in the Littleton Town Building
2 Union Street, Littleton (603) 444-6435 or (603) 444-5816
Staff and volunteers are available to assist in research and to answer questions. In addition, files of information and photographs are available, and people are encouraged to stop in and visit.

Abbie Greenleaf Library Programs & Events
Monday & Tuesday 2-6pm; Wednesday, 2-7pm; Thursday, 10am-12noon & 2-5pm; Friday, 2-5pm; Saturday, 10am-1pm
439 Main Street, Franconia (603) 823-8424
Thursdays, 10:30am - Toddler Time for children ages 1 to 3. Stories, rhymes, songs and puppets.

North-of-the-Notch Studio
Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm and by chance or appointment
In the Tannery Marketplace
111 Saranac Street, Littleton (603) 444-6266
For more information, contact
Located at the site of the old Saranac Glove Company and Tannery on the banks of the beautiful Ammonoosuc River; features paintings, prints and extreme close-up photographs (Abstractions from Nature) created by retired Boston TV weatherman Bob Copeland.

Happenings at the Bethlehem Public Library
Monday & Thursday, 1-7pm; Tuesday, 9:30am-1pm; Wednesday & Friday, 1-4:30pm; Saturday, 9am-12noon
Main Street, Bethlehem (603) 869-2409
Saturdays, 10am-12noon - Sit 'N' Knit
Bring a knitting project to work on, ask other knitters for help, and share completed projects. All abilities are welcome. Free and open to the public.

Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public Library
Monday-Friday, 12noon-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159
Exhibiting April & May - Quiet Moments - Local photographer Leslie Inman
The Library is currently seeking donations of plants and gardening tools/accessories for it's upcoming Plant Sale on Saturday, May 28, 9am-2pm. For information, contact the Library, Roz Lowen at 745-3604, or
Wednesday, April 27, 6-9pm - Resume Workshop
Free and open to all who would like to learn about writing a resume or who would like to freshen up their resume. Call to reserve your seat.
Thursdays, 4pm & 7pm - Free Monthly Movie Night
April 28 - Thornton Wilder's Our Town with Paul Newman
May 26 - Bicycle Thieves, a foreign film from Italy with subtitles
Advance reservations are required; call to reserve a seat and find out what film will be shown.
Thursdays, 1-1:30pm - Preschool Storytime
Stories, fun and social interaction for the kids, parents and childcare givers.
Thursdays, 3-4:30pm - Cultured Purls Knitting Circle
All levels are welcome and instruction is available.

Live Entertainment Nightly at Indian Head Resort
Indian Head Resort's Thunderbird Lounge
664 US Route 3, Lincoln (603) 745-8000 or (800) 343-8000
Most entertainment starts at 7:30pm; scheduled performers subject to change. Please call to confirm dates, time and entertainment.
April 28-30 - 25th Annual Psychic Weekend - Featuring some of New England's top psychic advisors

Annual Senior Spring Fling at Lin-Wood Senior Services
Monday, May 2, 10:30am
Lin-Wood Area Senior Center
195 Pollard Road, Lincoln (603) 745-4705
Social, followed by Wheel of Fortune after lunch. Please call to sign up.

Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities
Saturdays, 10am-5pm
Margret & H.A. Rey Center
Town Square, Waterville Valley (603) 236-3308
Activities are a mixture of art and science, the physical and intellectual, for young and old. Check website for details and full listing of happenings, including numerous hikes. Please preregister for events & workshops. Rey Center has numerous volunteer opportunities - please call for more information.
Exhibiting through May 22 - White Mountains: In the Eyes of Beholder
The exhibit consists of high-quality photographic reproductions of the classics of the White Mountain School artists. It was early in the 19th century when artists first began to travel to the White Mountains of New Hampshire to paint and sketch. These early paintings portrayed a dramatic landscape with an emphasis on nature and man's insignificance. For more information on The White Mountain School, visit
Saturday, May 7, 8:30-10:30pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
Join the center during the new moon for monthly stargazing nights. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the NH Astronomical Society will be the guides. Drop by anytime; participants can stay for as little or as long as they like. Bundle up and bring binoculars if available. No charge to attend, donations welcome. Adults and families with youth ages 5+. Preregistration requested.
Thursday, May 12, 6:30pm - Family Astronomy Night: Venturing to the Moon
Monthly programs designed to give families the opportunity to learn about the night sky through hands-on activities and guided telescope observing sessions. Each month will explore a different topic. Programs held rain, snow or starshine and begin with an indoor program followed by an outdoor observing session. Families with children ages 6+. Held at the Waterville Valley Elementary School Multi-purpose Room (11A Noon Peak Road). Registration required by 5pm day of program.
Saturday, May 21, 1-4pm and Sunday, May 22, 9am-12noon - Workshop: Animal Art in Pastels
Explore some basic pastel techniques while experiencing the richness of soft pastels to create amazing realistic portraits of a favorite pet, or learn how to elicit the wildness in wild animals when using pastels to develop their likeness. Participants will learn the step-by-step process, as used by Instructor-Artist D.J. Geribo, to draw the animals on paper and then transfer that image to a favorite "support." Some drawing skills necessary.
Saturdays, 11am & 4pm - Story Time at the Curious George Cottage Studio
Hear stories read out loud, including the Curious George series and other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. Following story time, make Curious George and other seasonal crafts that children can take home. All ages welcome.
Saturdays, 4:30-6pm - Literary Discussion Group
Join this volunteer-led group to discuss poems, short stories and essays. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck; please bring something to share. Readings are provided in advance. For adults. To register or for more information call or email

Live Entertainment at Woodstock Station
Fridays & Saturdays, 9pm
Woodstock Station
Main Street, North Woodstock (603) 745-3951
Live performances throughout the year, with Karaoke on Tuesday nights (9pm) and Live Trivia on Wednesdays (7:30pm).
Come see Mo the Clown on Mothers' Day (May 8).

Lincoln-Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Happenings
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Lin-Wood Chamber Office & Welcome Center at Lincoln Village Shops
Lincoln (603) 745-6621
Tuesday, May 10, 11am-1pm - Annual Lincoln-Woodstock Community Pride Day
Join Lin-Wood High School students, the Chamber, the Rotary and other local businesses to spruce up the main streets and surrounding areas of both Lincoln and Woodstock.
May 21 & 22 - Northeast Geocache Bash

North Country Center for the Arts Papermill Theatre Brew Dinner and FlexPass
Sunday, May 15, 6pm
Woodstock Inn Brewery
260 Main Street, Lincoln
In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, the Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery will host a 4-course beer-infused dinner to benefit North Country Center for the Arts Papermill Theatre. Evening will include 50/50 Raffle, drawings and lots of fun. To purchase tickets, call (603) 745-6032 or visit the website.
The North Country Center for the Arts' popular Flex Passes are now available. Flex Passes can be used for any 2011 Mainstage performance (excludes Opening Night performances). Flex Pass Special available through May 31. Mail: North Country Center for the Arts, PO Box 1060, 25 South Mountain Drive, Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251

The Old Man of the Mountain: Substance and Symbol
Monday, May 23, 7pm
Woodstock Town Office Building
165 Lost River Road, North Woodstock (603) 745-9971
The story of the Old Man of the Mountain is a story of NH itself, reflecting the state's history, arts, literature, geography, philosophy and even public policy. As the multi-faceted story of this icon enfolds, the audience will be challenged to think about the different and evolving ways that this image has touched the public imagination over its 200 year history. The presentation will include images of paintings, literary passages, souvenirs, and film clips of interviews with those closest to the Old Man, and conclude with a discussion of current efforts to memorialize the state symbol. Magaret Stier presents this NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ruth Ballmer.

Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum
Wednesdays, 2-4pm and Saturdays, 6-8pm (also by appointment)
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159
The Museum reflects the everyday life of past years with lots of photos, displays of logging, Civilian Conservation Corps, hotels and inns, and personal memorabilia of folks who lived in this river valley mainly from the 1890s to the present. Visit the "satellite" museum. The owners of the Village Shops in Lincoln (the old mill site) have given the Museum a storefront in the complex and there are numerous photos and early maps on display.

Thursdays, 6pm
Viaggio Spa & Health Club at the Mountain Club on Loon
Lincoln (800) 229-7829
Enjoy learning the dances & enjoy the music. Get a great aerobic workout, while having a great time.

National Disabled Ski Hall of Fame
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm and Saturday & Sunday, 7:30am-4pm
New England Disabled Sports at Loon Mountain
Lincoln (603) 745-6281 x5663
The National Disabled Ski Hall of Fame consists of framed pictures and biographies of the inductees, as well as examples of adaptive equipment used for skiing, and honors achievements in adaptive sports over the last 40 years.

Live Entertainment at Truants Taverne
96 Main Street, North Woodstock (603) 745-2239
Live entertainment Friday nights in the downstairs lounge
Sundays & Fridays, 9pm - Karaoke

Entertainment at the Jack O'Lantern Resort
Route 3, Woodstock (603) 745-8121 or (800) 227-4454
Karaoke on Fridays & live music on Saturdays, starting at 8pm both nights

Moosilauke Public Library Events & Activities
Town Office Building
Lost River Road, Woodstock (603) 459-9971 or (603) 745-8159
Thursdays, 6-8pm - Knitters Needed...
Knitters can work on their own project or knit brightly colored winter caps for Native American school children. Cap patterns are provided.
Thursdays, 4-9pm - Family History Night
For those who've always wanted to trace their family history, but didn't know where to begin, and for anyone who has started a genealogy of their family but reached a dead end here and there. Come on in for help.
Saturdays, 10am - Story and Craft (all ages welcome)

Mo The Clown Balloon Twisting Performance
Wednesdays, 5-8pm
Elvio's Pizzeria & Restaurant at Lincoln Square Outlet Mall
Main Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8817
Join Mo the Clown for an evening of family fun and free balloon sculptures. To put those with clown fear at ease, Mo appears without clown shoes or make up, as Mo Fun.

North Country Chorus Spring Concert
Saturday, April 30, 7:30pm
Wells River Congregational Church
Wells River, VT (603) 989-5523 (information)
A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms
Tickets available at the door.

Alumni Hall Cultural Center Programs & Exhibits
Office Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays, 11am-3pm (and by arrangement)
75 Court Street, Haverhill (603) 989-5500
Friendly folks in a beautifully restored, fully accessible historic building offer local and regional recreational, heritage, cultural, travel and resource information for travelers, visitors, newcomers and residents. In addition to its selection of maps and brochures on hiking, biking, cultural events and explorations along the Connecticut River, the Center displays large interpretive panels, sponsored by the Connecticut River Joint Commission, with images and text related to the heritage, land and people of New Hampshire and Vermont's Upper Valley. The Connecticut River Byways Visitor Center also offers gift items, including books, videos and DVDs of the region, and Alumni Hall note cards and T-shirts.
Sunday, May 1, 2pm - WrenSong
Tuesdays, May 3-24, 1-3pm OR 5:30-7:30pm - Watercolor Classes: Painting Spring Flowers in Watercolor with Kristine Lingle
Participants will learn to use watercolors effectively while painting beautiful specimens of early spring flowers. Each class will begin with a demonstration of a specific technique, such as wash, wet-in-wet, dry-brush, negative painting and other special effects. Students will learn to create and sketch a balanced composition, as well as how to mix colors and values. All levels of ability are welcome. To register or for further information, call or email Alumni Hall.
Sunday, May 15, 2pm - Classicopia: Brahms and the Blues
Includes short talks about each piece that is to be performed. For more information on Classicopia, please visit Tickets can be reserved by calling Alumni Hall, by email, or purchased at the door.
Saturday, May 21, 7pm - Parker Hill Road Band

Haverhill Library Writing Workshops
Monday & Wednesday, 5-8pm; Tuesday & Saturday, 10am-1pm; Thursday, 4-7pm
Haverhill Corner Library
67 Court Street, Haverhill (603) 989-5578
Tuesdays, 7pm - Third Annual Fiction Writing Workshop
Led by John Landrigan, a 17-year veteran of the publishing industry, coauthor of four novels, and a former trustee of the New Hampshire Writers' Project. For more information, visit the Library's website. The registration fee will benefit the Library, and enrollment is limited to ten. To register, call 989-5831.
May 3 - Plot - Building dramatic tension, pacing, to outline or not to outline?
May 10 - Editing and Rewriting - Sentences and their use, editing oneself, starting over.
May 17 - Publishing & the Writing Life - What do with the work when it's finished.

New Hampshire's Grange Movement: Its Rise, Triumphs and Decline
Wednesday, May 25, 7pm
Old Church Building
131 Route 10, Piermont
The development of the Grange movement in New Hampshire in the 1880s and 1890s was aided greatly by people's hunger for a new vehicle to draw communities together for social interaction, entertainment and mutual support. As the Grange rapidly established chapters throughout the state its influence in public affairs expanded greatly as well, such that by 1910 it had become a major force in policymaking in Concord, while many of its members had risen to important leadership positions, including that of governor. The Grange brought an agenda that aligned closely with the Progressive wave that swept New Hampshire politics in the early 20th century and many of the initiatives it advocated became law, placing the state at the leading edge in a number of areas of reform. This lecture will address the rise, the triumphs and the eventual decline of the Grange movement in New Hampshire. A NH Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Contact: Margaret Ladd, (603) 272-4967

Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & Events
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill (603) 787- 2539
The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs.
Mondays & Tuesdays, 1pm - Quilting
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-11am - Crafts with Laurel
Thursdays, 12:30pm - Line Dancing
Fridays, 9am - Art Class

Joseph Patch Library Happenings
Monday, 10am-2pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, 3-7pm; Saturday, 10am-1pm
South Main Street, Warren (603) 764-9072
For more information, contact or
Mondays, 10am - Story Hour for Preschoolers
Wednesdays, 4pm - Knitting Group for Beginners and Experts
Lego Club for children one Saturday each month. Call library for date.

Friends of the Arts Events
The Friends of the Arts is searching for volunteers to help with programs, activities and special events, including the Coffee House Series. Anyone who can help should contact FOA at (603) 536-1182 or PO Box 386, Plymouth, NH 03264-0386
Interactive Gallery Program - FOA and PSU partner again for an amazing interactive gallery program offered to grades 3-8, titled Painting of the White Mountains, being held at the world-class Drerup Gallery on the PSU campus.
Monday-Friday, April 25-29, 8am-4pm - Friends of the Arts April Vacation Art Blossoms Day Camp
Frame of Mind Art Studio (75 Main Street, Plymouth) and Friends of the Arts partner for this week-long day camp, which features fine arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and a myriad of other things, such as music classes, art projects and a ton of fun. The camp is appropriate for grades 1-8; register by calling Linda at (603) 536-3208 or through email at
Thursday, May 12 - Coffee House Series Student Showcase
The Student Showcase will take place at the Art Cellar on 75 Main Street, Plymouth and is free and open to all. The show highlights students from central and northern, NH.
Thursday, May 19 - Coffee House Series
Opening Artist from 7-8pm. Headlinerplays from 8-10pm
The Friends of the Arts Coffee House Series is held at the Art Cellar Event Space on 75 Main Street, Plymouth, just a few doors down from Dresser's Unlimited. The Coffee House Series will feature up and coming artists in every genre, while also bringing more established artists to the Main Street night life. There is no cover charge to attend, as all are welcome. The gallery at Artistic Roots will remain open the night of the show. Stop in and see the beautiful selection of fine art and artisan items from 40 juried local artists.

Artistic Roots Center Classes, Exhibits & Featured Artists
Daily, 9am-5pm
Artistic Roots Cooperative Gallery and Education Center
75 Main Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2750
Artistic Roots brings the local community and artists together in a celebration of creativity, through workshops, classes, community events, gallery receptions, outreach and collaborative projects. Numerous classes available; check website for details. Preregistration is required for all classes. Visit the gallery or call to register or request a brochure and registration form.
Art Parties at Artistic Roots - Celebrate a child's birthday with an art workshop designed from his/her wishes, ideas and themes. The 1½-hour party workshops are available on weekends year round. The instructor will work to personalize the experience to the greatest extent possible. Call for more info.
Through May 1 - Annual Spring Sale
Hundreds of items will be offered at special savings.
Wednesday, April 27, 6-8pm - Revitalize Your Sewing Machine, with Donna & Butch Castor
Basic maintenance and adjustments to tune up machines and get ready for some fun classes to follow. Free; limited to 5 adults.
Friday, April 29, 1-3pm and Wednesday, June 8, 6-8pm - How to Reproduce Your Artwork
This free class is intended for artists who are interested in making cards, prints, brochures, etc. from their artwork. Graphic design professionals from True Colors Print & Design will explain the whole process, providing a selection of samples and packaging options. Plenty of time for Q&A; limited to 12.
Saturday, April 30, 1-3pm - Making Friends With Your Serger
Donna Castor will cover all the basics such as cleaning and threading and students will practice by making some fabric napkins. Class limited to 5, teens/adults
Sunday, May 1, 1-4pm - Getting Started with Watercolor
Anyone who has ever wanted to try watercolor painting, can join Cheryl Johnson in this fun and informative class. Students will learn basic painting techniques and how to use tools and materials. No drawing or painting experience is necessary. All supplies will be provided. Free; limited to 8 adults.
Mondays, May 2 & 9, 2-4pm - Needle Felting Adventures, with Heather Baldwin
Needle felting is the simple process of needling, or poking wool fibers with a felting needle, so that they become embedded together to form sculptures or surface design. Each week we will complete a different felting project. Prerequisites: none. These classes are available on a come-as-you-can basis, but please call to preregister. Limited to 8 adults.
Wednesday, May 4, 6-8:30pm - Digital Photography Basics, with Melissa Greenawalt-Yelle
Have a digital camera, but can't figure out how to use it? Images less than what was expected? Learn the basics of digital photography, including metering, white balance, composition, focus and more. Free; limited to 8 teens/adults.
Thursdays, May 5- June 2, 6-8pm - Recycling Sweater Fun
Learn how to recycle wool sweaters into great gifts. The class will make wrist warmers, a pillow cover, a handbag, and a camera or cell phone cozy. Class limited to 5, Ages 13 and up. For questions about preparing the sweaters, call the instructor, Donna Castor of Artistic Recycling, at (603) 968-9627.
Friday, May 13, 6-8pm - Intro to Knitting, with Jennifer Mattrick
Learn how to cast-on, knit and cast-off. The class will also go over different types of needles and their uses. This free class is for the absolute beginner. Contact Jennifer at for help picking out yarn or with questions regarding materials. Limited to 8; ages 9 and up.
Tuesday, May 17, 4:30-6pm - Hula Hoop Making with Stacey Lucas
Make a fancy, schmancy, swirly, twirly hula hoop. The class will also get the chance to have some fun and try out their homemade hula hoops. Beginners welcome; class limited to 8. Ages: 10-102
Wednesday, May 18, 6-9pm - Fused Glass Containers, with Lynn Haust
Create a small glass tray or bowl using a glass melting technique called "slumping." Stringers, confetti and frit will be used to create the colorful design. The glass will be fired twice at Winterhill Studio and delivered to Artistic Roots for pick-up. Skills covered: glass cutting, glass technology and kiln firing information. Class limited to 8. Ages 15 and up.
Wednesdays, May 25-June 8, 6-8pm - Knit A Traditional Icelandic Summer Wrap
In this beginner/advanced beginner class students will make a simple, beautiful garter stitch shawl that can be knit with any sport weight yarn of their choice. Class limited to 8. Please contact instruction Jennifer Mattrick at for ideas or questions about materials.
Tuesdays, through June 7, 5-8:30pm (with a dinner break) - WREN BETA (Business and Entrepreneurial Training Assistance) Program
Start a business or boost your current one. This course integrates the nationally known, award-winning Core Four® training curriculum with WREN's own brand of business coaching and networking, covering successful strategies for business that include marketing, financial management and operations planning. College credit is available for the BETA program through Granite State College. For information or to register, please call WREN at (603) 869-9736 or email
Mondays, through June 27, 5:30-8:30pm - Monday Evening Watercolor, with Cheryl Johnson
Advanced beginner & intermediate painters will focus on applying various types of washes, brush work, developing values, portraying light and shadow, use of additives and color mixing. Classes are offered on a come-as-you-can basis. Class limited to 10, Ages: teens/adults
Thursdays, through June 30, 9am-12noon - Thursday Morning Watercolor, with Cheryl Johnson
For beginner and advanced-beginner watercolor painters. Classes include exercises in applying washes, brush work, developing values, use of additives and color mixing. Classes are offered on a come-as-you-can basis. Class limited to 10, Ages: teens/adults

PSU & Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & Events
Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm
Plymouth State University & Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth (603) 535-5000 (PSU Main Switchboard) or 535-2787 (Silver Center Box Office) &
Contact the Silver Center Box Office for tickets to all Silver Center events; use the specific PSU contact email for the particular PSU event for information and attendance at PSU events.
Plymouth State University events:
PSU is offering several graduate-level courses, including an online course, leading to a Certificate in Historic Preservation, including The Rural Cultural Environment: Architecture and Landscape. For more information, visit
Wednesday, April 27, 4pm - Environmental Science Colloquium
Held in Boyd Science Center Room 001. Free. Contact: Doug Earick,
Saturday, April 30, 12noon-5pm - Earth Jam!
PSU's solar-powered music festival. Celebrate the earth with music, friends and fun on the Alumni Green.
Wednesday, May 4, 3:30-4:30pm - Careers in Historic Preservation: a Panel Discussion
Are you a historian at heart? Would you like to see community landmarks preserved for future generations? Have you ever wondered what skills you need to work in this important field? Held at PSU's Concord campus, 2 Pillsbury Street. RSVP to: Stacey Yap, Ph.D. Certificate in Historic Preservation Program Coordinator, or 535-2333
Thursday, May 12, 4:30pm - Southern Perspectives on the Weeks Act
The public is invited to join James Lewis of the Forest History Society, Durham, NC, who will talk about the impact of the Weeks Act on southern forests. Part of the Weeks Act Centennial Lecture Series. Held at Heritage Commons. For more information call 535-3275 or email
Silver Center for the Arts events:
Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30 at 8pm; Saturday, April 30 at 2pm; Sunday, May 1 at 4pm - Student Theatre: The Seagull
Chekhov's dark symbolist comedy reveals one's desperate battle to feel and be loved. The comic nature of this play (which ultimately ends in tragedy) is revealed through the heartbreaking absurdity of its characters as they engage in fundamentally human dramas of unrequited love and unmitigated failure.
Sunday, May 1, 1pm - PSU Symphonic Band Spring Concert: La Scala Winds
Music from the opera repertoire, including selections from La Traviata, La Boheme, Cavalleria Rusticana, La Belle Helene, Gianni Schicchi, Turandot and Andrea Chenier. Held at the Silver Center.
Monday, May 2, 7pm - Sidore Lecture Series: Visions for a Better World
Integral Ecology: Things are Simultaneously Getting Worse, Getting Better, and are Already Perfect by Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Associate Professor and founding Chair of the Department of Integral Theory at JFK University in Pleasant Hill, CA. How can people come to agreement to solve the toughest environmental problems? In response to this pressing question, integral ecology unites valuable insights from multiple perspectives into a comprehensive pragmatic framework. This framework highlights how various perspectives are each correct in their view that things are getting worse (e.g., climate change), things are getting better (e.g., new environmental legislation), and things are already perfect (e.g., being present to the beauty of each and every moment). Come learn how individuals can hold this triadic paradox and in so doing enact a better world.
All Sidore events are free and open to the public; advance reservations are recommended. Free tickets available at the Box Office. Each talk is followed by a reception with refreshments. For more information, contact Mark Fischler at 535-3143 or
Wednesday, May 4, 7pm - PSU Percussion Ensemble
The ensemble program features an eclectic blend of music, including original student compositions. Held in the Studio Theatre.
Sunday, May 8, 3pm - Pemi Choral Society: A Choral Celebration
The traditional Mother's Day concert presented by the 130-voice Pemigewasset Choral Society and featured guest artists. Held in the Hanaway Theatre.
Monday, May 9, 7pm - PSU Guitar Ensemble
Free; held in the Studio Theatre.
Tuesday, May 10, 7pm - PSU Jazz Ensemble
The program will feature the PSU Jazz Band playing a variety of modern big band arrangements. The band will perform a mix of small group and big band jazz from classic to contemporary and will also feature vocalist Krystal Morin. Held in the Studio Theatre.
Wednesday, May 11, 7pm - PSU Chamber Players
The program includes chamber works performed by flute and clarinet choirs, a woodwind quintet and piano ensembles. Free; held in the Smith Recital Hall.
Thursday & Friday, May 13 & 14, 7pm - PSU Contemporary Dance Ensemble
A high-energy collaborative concert of dance and art with choreography by faculty, students and special guest artists. Exceptional dance students will be recognized with awards and scholarships. Held in the Hanaway Theatre.

Holderness Free Library Programs & Events
Monday, 9am-6pm; Tuesday, 8am-4pm; Wednesday, 9am-8pm; Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-12noon
Routes 113 and 3, Holderness (603) 968-7066
Wednesday, April 27, 6pm - Family Movie Night
Pizza and drinks. Call to sign up and for the name of the movie.
The Library will be closed April 28-May 1 for the final painting of the ceiling renovation.
Saturday, May 7, 12noon-2pm - 100th Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off
The big reveal of the completed ceiling renovation, along with the dedication ceremony of the bronze plaque for the designation of the Holderness Library being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Special monthly programming will be featured every month for a full year, along with a BIG birthday party in July. Watch for the details and dates in the coming months.
Saturday, May 14, 12noon - Holderness Library's Friends Group
Discussing plans for the annual Memorial Day Book Sale
Wednesday, May 18, 12noon - Book Group discusses The Girls with the Grandmother Faces by Frances Weaver. Feel free to bring a lunch or a snack. Copies may be picked up at the circulation desk.
Wednesdays, 10am - Seasonal Story Time
All are welcome for stories, songs and a craft.
Wednesdays, 1:30pm - Bridge Group
Saturdays, 10am - Stitch and Chat
A relaxed program to visit and work on individual projects such as knitting, needlepoint, crochet, rug hooking, etc. Just drop in, all are welcome.

Corner House Inn Storytelling Dinners and Live Music in the Pub
Junction Routes 109 & 113, Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219
Thursdays, 6:30pm - Storytelling begins after dessert and coffee are served.
April 28 - On the eve of a Royal Wedding, Libby Franck has a potpourri of tales of nuptials, Royal and otherwise. But remember - a perfect wedding yields no stories. To England, to Scotland, to Massachusetts and who knows where.
May 5 - Jo Putnam's vibrant storytelling presentations spring from a lifetime's wealth of experiences as teacher, writer, workshop designer, environmentalist, camp counselor, mountain trip leader, widely traveled military wife, mother, grandmother and outdoor enthusiast.
May 12 - Lynne Cullen, Portland ME
May 19 - Jim LaChapelle, Wilmington MA
May 26 - Season Ending Storytelling Gala - Dinner & a smorgasbord of tales told by a variety of tellers
Storytelling begins after dessert and coffee are served. Storytelling dinners consist of salad, entree, glass of wine, dessert and coffee.
Friday evenings - Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub.
April 29 - Sta's - charismatic acoustic rock
May 6 - Peter Lawlor - easy listening classic rock
May 13 - Frank Brewster - singer/guitarist, easy listenin' '60s-'70s rock 'n roll
May 20 - Tom Fleischmann - blends blues, rock & folk

Pease Public Library Programs & Events
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm
1 Russell Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2616
Flowers, Food and Stones: A Fascination with Growing Things - The Young Ladies Library Association Endowment is pleased to offer a series of events this spring having to do with flowers, food and stones in New Hampshire. Five of the six programs will be held at Pease, with the final event being held at Plymouth State University.
Thursday, April 28, 4pm - Three Faces of Flower Arranging with Judy Gray of Ashland Garden Club
Thursday, May 5, 7pm - Why New Hampshire Grows Rocks While Vermont Grows Crops presented by Dr. Bryon Middlekauff
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, May 11, 12 & 13, during Library hours - Books and Blooms presented by the Ashland Garden Club
Friday, May 13, 1pm - Gallery Talk by the Ashland Garden Club
Monday, May 16, 5pm - PSU campus tour of Amazing Plants in Our Midst, conducted by Steve Sweedler, PSU Horticulturist
Mondays, May 2 & 16, 7pm - Community Knitting Group
Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. First & third Mondays each month. Contact: Nancy Conklin 536-4499
Tuesday, May 10, 7pm - The Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking?
In 1787 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to address a wide variety of crises facing the young United States of America and produced a charter for a new government. In modern times, competing political and legal claims are frequently based on what those intended. Mythology about the founders and their work at the 1787 Convention has obscured both fact and legitimate analysis of the events leading to the agreement called the Constitution. The program explores the cast of characters called "founders," the problems they faced and the solutions they fashioned. A NH Humanities program, presented by Richard Hesse, UNH School of Law, this program is free and open to the public. This is the third installment of the cosponsored programs with the Plymouth Historical Society, held at Pease.
Friday, May 13, 11am - Grand Opening Celebration
Come celebrate the beautiful new Library and community space.
Spring Book Discussion: Books In Bloom - Gardens, gardening, raising food... come to discuss several recent books that explore some facet of the human/food relationship in this 3-part series. Books are available at the front desk in the weeks prior to each program. Please see the Calendar of Events for more details on each title, as well as the various presenters.
Wednesday, May 18, 7pm - Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
An original and fascinating exploration of the relationship between humans and four common plants: potatoes, apples, marijuana and tulips. Discussion led by Scott Coykendall, Plymouth State University.
Thursday, May 26, 7pm - Mark Twain 100 Years Later
The Library is pleased to present Dave Ehlert as Sam Clemens/Mark Twain, who will portray Twain's life story wound around all his famous quotes with a strong emphasis on the importance of literacy: "One who can read but won't, has no advantage over one who can't." "I don't exaggerate, I just remember big." "The only sure things are death and taxes... but at least death doesn't get worse every year!" This entertaining evening is sponsored by Pease Public Library and The Young Ladies Library Association.
Tuesdays, 10am - Toddlertimes Storyhour (up to age 3)
Tuesdays, 1:30pm & Wednesdays, 10am - Storyhour for Preschoolers (age 3-5 years)
Children should be signed up in advance for either storyhour.
Mango Languages can be accessed from home computers for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Please contact the Library for details.
Passes available to numerous museums and centers, including Canterbury Shaker Village and Currier Art Museum, among others.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Programs & Events
Daily, May 1-November 1, 9:30am-4:30pm (last admission 3:30pm)
23 Science Center Road, Holderness (603) 968-7194
The Science Center offers a variety of indoor live animal programs as well as many active outdoor programs and lake education programs, and can tailor any program to fit your needs. The Science Center also offers more than 15 different week-long summer adventures in learning for ages 3-14. For a complete list of programs and for registration information, call or visit the website.
Friday, April 29, 9:30-11am - Planting with Preschoolers
A morning filled with exploration, play and song. Kids will discover seeds and the processes they undergo to grow into plants. They'll plant native wildflower seeds on site and each child will also plant some in a container to take home. Adult must accompany children (ages 4-6) at no charge.
Fridays, May 6 & 20, , 7-11am - Learn to Identify Birds
Join Executive Director Iain MacLeod for one or all four beginning birding programs to learn to identify the huge variety of birds that fill the woods, meadows and wetlands each spring. Explore a different habitat in the Lakes Region each trip. Learn identification by sight and sound.
Saturdays, May 7, 14 & 21, 6-10:30pm - Moose and Bear Tours
Travel to the North Country for an evening of moose and black bear watching. Meet at the Science Center and journey together (by van) to visit a special place where mother black bears graze on a salad of flowers and berries while their cubs frolic nearby; then, as dusk approaches, visit a moose 'hot spot' in hope of sighting these giants as they feed on roadside mud.
Sunday, May 15, 9:30am-4:30pm - Wild Cats Day
Senior Naturalist Dave Erler will give an illustrated indoor presentation and Q&A on Wild Cats of New England, exploring the biology and life cycles of three large cats native to New England - Bobcat, Lynx, and Mountain Lion. Props such as mounts, skulls and pelts will be on display. Animal Care staff will present a training enrichment demonstration at the Mountain Lion Exhibit. See how the Science Center's two Mountain Lions have learned behaviors that allow staff to assess their overall health, including areas hard to view otherwise, such as the abdomen, teeth and paws. Children will enjoy making "Wild Cats" crafts to take home at a children's craft table. All ages.
Saturday, May 21, 1-3:30pm - Five Finger Point by Lake & Land
The group will travel there by Science Center pontoon boat, looking for loons and checking the bald eagle nest on the way. Next, hike this wild area on a loop trail (little over a mile) that runs along a rocky shoreline, past secluded coves, tiny beaches and towering trees. Age 8+
Daily, May 21-June 30, 1pm - Squam Lake Cruises
Experience the beauty of Squam Lakes on a canopied pontoon boat and learn about the natural history, wildlife and people of these lakes. View locations where the movie On Golden Pond was filmed 30 years ago and watch Loons and Bald Eagles.
Tuesdays, May 24-June 28, 3pm - Bald Eagle Cruise
Join Executive Director Iain MacLeod to view these magnificent birds in their natural habitat. The cruise will focus on the recovery of Bald Eagles as a nesting species in the state with particular discussion of the pair of Bald Eagles that have nested on Squam since 2003.

Happenings at D Acres Farm
D Acres of NH Organic Farm & Educational Homestead
218 Streeter Woods Road, Dorchester (603) 786-2366
Friday, April 29, 6pm - Potluck & Open Mic Night
Bring a dish to share at 6pm and stay to share music, words, jokes and company on the mic at 8pm.
Saturday, April 30 - Farmer Gathering: 5pm Potluck & 6:30pm Meeting
Please join D Acres to plan for special farm and food-related events to highlight the region's agriculture, including taking the time to make plans for the upcoming Pemi-Baker Local Food Fare on June 4.
Sunday, May 1, 6:30am - Free Bird ID Walk with Len Reitsma
Sunday, May 1, 8:30-10am - Free Natural History Walk with Northam
Sunday, May 1, 10am-1pm - Farm Feast Breakfast and Open House
All-You-Can-Eat breakfast featuring pancakes made with local flour, NH maple syrup, local free-range eggs, D Acres meat, potatoes and greens, and fair-trade coffee from Plymouth. A yoga class is offered from 10-11am, and Reiki Share at 1:30pm. Tour the working, organic farm at 1pm during the Open House. The tour includes a garden walk. First Sunday of each month; suggested donation.
Tuesdays, through May 3, 7pm - Compassionate Communication with Howard Taylor
In this workshop participants will explore together the root of their common unconscious communication habits and through experiential exercises begin to change the way they think about relationship. From this new foundation they will learn how to communicate their ideas, feelings, and needs effectively and honestly without attacking or blaming others, and to listen to others without judgment or evaluation.
Friday, May 6 - First Friday Pizza & a Movie: Presentation on Ecological Death Rituals by Lee Webster
Wood-fired whole wheat pizza followed by a film to raise social and environmental consciousness. All you should eat pizza from 6-7:30pm. Films start at 7:30pm and are free.
Saturday, May 7 - Dandelion Wine with Regina
Saturday, May 7, 1-3pm - Free Wildflower Walk with Sarah Wall
Thursday, May 12, 5:30pm - Cooking with the Seasons with Regina
Don't get tired of potatoes just yet, we've still got some great flavorful recipes to try.
Saturday, May 14 - Planting and Transplanting
Saturday, May 21, 6-9pm - On the Common Good Mood Food at Mark's Cafe, Club & Eatery (formerly Junkyard Dawgs) hosts with some great local seasonal soup and bread. Live entertainment: African Drumming Group. Third Saturday each month.
Friday, May 27, 10am-12noon - Writing Group with Ivy Page (all levels & styles are welcome)
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45pm - Yoga with Sarah Hall
Gentle enough for beginners and challenging enough for yoga practitioners; creating a strong spine, deep breath and peaceful mind. Please call with any questions; new students always welcome.
Suggested donations requested. No one denied access to workshops or events due to inability to pay.

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Theatre
Education Building, Meredith Campus (former Annalee Doll Complex)
50 Reservoir Road, Meredith (603) 366-7377
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse serves to develop and stage professional and community-based theatrical productions and to provide opportunities in theatre and the performing arts for the community. Spring course catalogue now available; register for classes soon. Limited scholarships are available. Ask about classes for homeschoolers. Contact:
Saturday, April 30, 2pm & 7pm - Incident at Vichy
4th annual staged reading to remember Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), sponsored by Temple B' Nai Israel of Laconia. Set in a holding room in France, in 1942, Arthur Miller introduces nine men who have been picked up on suspicion that they are Jews or Jewish sympathizers. As they are called, one by one, to be interrogated by Nazi officials before being released or put on the freight train waiting at the station, they reveal their thinking, their rationalizations for having been picked up, and their belief that this is all a big mistake.
May 5-8 & 13-15 - Playwriting Project 2.011
16 original one-act plays written and directed by community members, these pieces came out of a playwriting workshop in the fall of 2010. Three different groupings will be performed over two weekends. Get a festival pass and see them all.
Thursdays, May 5 & May 19, 6:30-8pm - Stage Combat with Jim Gleich
Learn how to do slaps, punches, take falls and introductory single sword skills with this fighting style that is used from modern plays to Shakespeare.
Saturday, May 7, 9-10:30am (grades K-2) & 11am-12:30pm (grades 3-5) - Workshop: Under the Big Top Circus with Jim Gleich
Learn how to juggle scarves (and maybe even balls, rings and clubs), spin plates, manipulate rhythm sticks and spin diabolos or Chinese yo-yo's. In this fun-filled workshop, students will have the opportunity to experiment with the magic and entertainment of the amazing circus arts.
Mondays, May 9 & May 23 7-9pm - Become a Triple Threat, with Neil Pankhurst, Christine Chiasson & Cathy Defregger
Students receive critical feedback and instruction on their abilities as an actor, singer and dancer. In this expanded version of a popular workshop, students will have the opportunity for extended practice and instruction.
Saturday, May 14, 9am-12noon - Teen Stage Combat Workshop
Join Jim Gleich for this informative workshop and learn the foundational skills of "Hand to Hand" stage combat and an introduction to "Single Sword Skills." Learn how to safely fight, fall and fake it in this exciting workshop. For grades 7-12
Saturday, May 21, 10am-12noon - Broadway Bound Workshop with Christine Chiasson
Students polish their performance skills in this musical theatre audition workshop. Students grades 7-12 will receive guidance and feedback on their auditioning skills and learn a group number with basic choreography. Students should come prepared with a song and a desire to improve upon their musical theatre abilities.
Saturday, May 21, 1-5pm - Technical Theatre Workshop
In this free workshop, students will receive an introduction to the scene shop with Winni Playhouse Technical Director Dan Daly. Students will learn how to safely use power tools, build a flat, paint, and take a tour of the props and costume shop.
Mondays, through June 13, 4-5pm - Shake, Shimmy & Shine with Sherry Gardner
This fun and innovative class gets kids (3-5 years) and parents moving with yoga poses, martial arts moves and simple songs and games designed to stretch and strengthen body, mind and heart.
Mondays, through June 13, 4-5pm - Music Mania, with Christine Chiasson
In this introductory music class for grades K-2, students will sing songs from around the world, experiment with movement, and dabble in keyboard skills. Students will understand rhythm, tone, and hone their listening skills, and have fun making music, dancing and playing games.
Mondays, through June 13, 4-5pm OR Wednesdays, through June 8, 5:15-6:15pm - Quite a Character
Aspiring actors (grades 3-5) learn basic acting techniques with with Kate Wisnioski, while focusing on creating a unique character using voice, movement and costumes. All classes include theatre warm-ups and games and the semester will end with a short performance for family and friends. No class April 27.
Mondays, through June 13, 5:15-6:15pm - Kidz Sing, with Christine Chiasson
Designed for younger actors, grades 3-6, students in this class will prepare for auditions and work in small groups to learn to sing as an ensemble. Students will learn proper breathing technique and how to use a free voice to have their most resonant sound. All students will learn group songs and skits.
Mondays, through June 13, 5:15-6:15pm - Let's Make a Scene! with Kate Wisnioski
Explore the magical world of theatre and make-believe in this exciting introductory drama class. Students (grades K-2) will experiment with emotions, expressions and body language while having fun. Using theatre games and familiar stories students will develop skills in listening, observing and creating.
Tuesdays, through June 7, 10:30-11:30am - Broadway Babes, with Lesley Pankhurst
Experience the magic of Broadway in this energetic, educational and unique parent and child class. In this interactive experience, children are introduced to a different Broadway show every week, and will dance, sing, play and create inspired by Mary Poppins, Wicked, CATS, Seussical and many more.
Tuesdays, through June 7, 1:30-3pm - The Play's the Thing... with John & Dorothy Piquado
In this dramatic literature class, students will examine common themes in plays, beginning with classical Greek and ending with the Modern era, in a relaxed and informal setting. Students will read plays and engage in group discussions regarding theme, interpretation and context.
Tuesdays, through June 7, 4-5pm - Imagine That! with Johanna Halperin
Students (grades K-2) will explore the actor's tool box - body, voice, creativity and imagination - as they put their own twists on fairytales, folktales and favorite children's books through improvisation, theatre games, art, rhythm and movement.
Tuesdays, through June 7, 5-7pm - Scenic Painting and Texture, with Dan Daly
Learn how to bring dimension, texture and detail to the stage in this introductory class. Students, grades 9-12, will learn and practice various scenic painting and texture techniques through a series of projects recreating the look of wood, stone, brick and large scale vistas.
Tuesdays, through June 7, 7-8:30pm - Scenic Design, with Dan Daly
In this introductory course, students will learn the principles of scenic design and acquire the skills to safely transform their concept from idea to paper to stage. Skills of critically reading a play, drawing renderings, creating floor plans, and building models will be taught and expanded upon. Everything will culminate in a final project of a fully fleshed out design for a small play.
Wednesdays, through June 8, 4-5pm - Playing in the Shadows, with Kate Wisnioski
Students (grades 3-5) will learn how to create and manipulate two-dimensional puppets and master the art of performance using light and an opaque screen. No class April 27.
Wednesdays, through June 8, 5:15-6:30pm - Teen Improv, with Lisa Lovett
In this energetic and fun course students, grades 6-12, will learn the actor's rules for improv, play games, and concoct scenes while thinking on their feet, and get ready to quicken their wit, sharpen their reflexes, and act on impulse. No class April 27.
Wednesdays, through June 8, 7-8:30pm - Improv Comedy, with Rick Morten
In this playful and interactive class, students are introduced to the elements of spontaneity, listening, accepting and responding. This methodology will help students access their imagination, free their inhibitions, and build confidence. Students will play theatre games and concoct scenes while thinking on their feet. No class April 27.
Thursdays, through June 9, 4-5pm - Creative Costumes, with Sherry Gardner
In this exciting costuming class students, grades K-2, will use simple construction skills to make costumes inspired by history, animals and adventure. Students will look at different cultures and create unique costumes using everyday art materials like paper, fabric and paint. No class April 28.
Thursdays, through June 9, 4-5pm - Creating a Character, with Neil Pankhurst
How do you create a fully-rounded and believable character? Students grades 6-9 will learn to develop their own character, in their own devised scenes, initially by themselves and then rapidly moving into pairs and groups. Spontaneous improvisation and rehearsed improvisation will be explored. No class April 28.
Thursdays, through June 9, 5:30-7pm - Be Like Glee! with Christine Chiasson
In this exciting class, students grades 7-12 will add panache and personality to their favorite songs by incorporating simple dance moves and lots of energy. Students will learn how to showcase vocal technique as well as blend and harmonize with other singers. Students will work on group songs with the opportunities for solos within the songs. No class April 28.
Thursdays, through June 9, 7-8:30pm - Singing for the Stage, with Christine Chiasson
The class will feature proper voice technique, warm-ups designed specifically for voice classification, a portfolio of music best suited to each individual's voice, and experience singing in group numbers as well. Learn to enjoy singing for the first time, or a freedom of singing that has not have experienced in the past. Or just come for the fun and learn some great music. No class April 28.
Private Music Lessons with Christine Melanson 30-60 minute Keyboard Lessons (ages 8+) and Voice Lessons (ages 10+) available Mondays, 12noon-3:30pm and Thursdays, 12noon-7pm. Call Christine directly to arrange a lesson at (603) 261-5226

The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performing Arts Center
39 Main Street, Plymouth (603) 968-9330
A vintage movie house newly-revitalized to bring movies back to main street and provide a performing arts venue for the region. Playing independent, classic and first-run movies and hosting area theatrical groups for live performances.
Exhibiting through May 8 - Diana: The People's Princess An Exhibition of the Life of a Royal Icon
Royal. Mother. Fashion Icon. Humanitarian. Legend. A professionally curated exhibition featuring 14 of Diana's most famous Royal dresses, including a film showcasing her journey from childhood to Royal Princess to global humanitarian.
Saturday April 30, 8pm - NH Master Chorale & Orchestra live accompaniment of The Passion of Joan of Arc
Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light merges the 1928 silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc, with the Chorale, soloists and orchestra. Tickets can be purchased at the door or through the Flying Monkey box office. For more information about NH Master Chorale, please visit the website
Friday, May 13, 7:30pm - Acoustic Evening with Jon Anderson
Undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist and creative force behind Yes.
Sunday, May 15, 7:30pm - Darkstar Orchestra
Grateful Dead classics performed in the same way that an orchestra interprets music of classical composers.
Thursday, May 19, 7:30pm - Kingston Trio
With their smooth three part harmonies, collegiate appeal, and trademark striped shirts The Kingston Trio single-handedly revolutionized folk and pop music in America.

Plymouth Regional Senior Center
Old Plymouth Railroad Depot
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or (603) 536-9639 or (603) 536-2090
Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome.
Monday, May 2, 10:30am - Poetry Reading
Participants can bring their own poem or some of their favorites to share in an informal setting. First Monday of the month.
Wednesday, May 4, 1pm - Monthly Writing Class meets the first Wednesday each month
Mondays, 9am-12noon - Wood Carving Class
Beginners are welcome. Those with tools should bring them or come by and see what it's all about.
Mondays, 9:45-11am - Tai Chi and Dao Yin
Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:15am - Yoga
Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists
Wednesdays, 9am - Computer Classes
Thursdays, 9-11am - Crafters, Knitters, Crocheters, Cross Stitchers & Rug Hookers
New and experienced welcome. Bring ideas and work to be completed. Materials will be provided. Those with frames and hooks to loan should bring them in.
Thursdays, 10:30am - Memoir Writing Workshop
Each year the goal has been to finish up with a small book utilizing the combined stories of all participants. All are welcome.
Thursdays, 1pm - Quilting Class
Fridays, 10:15am - Country Line Dancing
Join Joan Randlett, who will demonstrate some kick-up-your-heels moves. All ages are welcome.
Fridays, 11am - Genealogy

Thornton Historical Society Programs & Events
Wednesday, May 4, 7pm
Thornton Town Hall
16 Merrill Access Road/Route 175, Thornton (603) 726-3596
The Great Sheep Boom and Its Enduring Legacy on the New Hampshire Landscape
In a brief 30-year period in the early 19th century, the NH countryside became home to hundreds of thousands of sheep. Production of wool became a lucrative business, generating fortunes and providing the only era of true agricultural prosperity in the state's history. It left behind a legacy of fine architecture and thousands of miles of rugged stonewalls. Farmers overcame enormous challenges to make sheep husbandry succeed, but forces from beyond New Hampshire were to doom the industry, with social consequences that would last a century. A NH Humanities Council program, presented by Steve Taylor, free and open to the public. Contact: Sally Kriebel.

Happenings at the Ashland Town Library
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 1-7pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-2pm
41 Main Street & Route 132, Ashland
Thursday, May 5, 7pm - Author Visit: Cindy Davis
This program is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Town Library
Friday, May 6, 10:30-11:30am - Pre-School Story Time
Children listen to stories, have a craft or activity time and enjoy free time to socialize and play. First Friday of the month until Spring. Sign-up your child at the front desk or call the Library.
Saturdays, 12noon-2pm - Knitting & Crocheting Classes
Bring a project or come for instruction to learn. Classes are free and open to all abilities.

Surroundings Art Gallery - New England Art
January-May, by chance or appointment only; Open for the season starting on May 7
12 Main Street, Center Sandwich (603) 284-6888
The Gallery specializes in original fine art in a variety of mediums (oil, water color, pastels, acrylics, sculptures, etc), in addition to folk art painted on chests, barrel staves and other objects. Surroundings offers several art classes which will accommodate the first timer as well as those who have some experience in painting. Each class is tailored to the interests of the students, but generally includes a demonstration, discussion, practice time, and individual feedback. The instruction, techniques and discussion will apply to all levels of expertise. For more information, visit
Become a Surroundings Facebook Fan, offering some Facebook specials over the winter months.

White Mountain Study Group
Monday, May 10, 6-8:30pm
Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
101 Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth (603) 536-8908
Lecture by Rev. Alicja Aratyn, M. Eng: Dowsing - Science or Magic?
The group discusses many spiritual and esoteric subjects, followed by the featured speaker. A donation is suggested to help defray speaker costs. Meets on the second Monday (usually) of every month; on hiatus during the summer months. Everyone welcome. For more information, contact Tom and Sandi Ruelke at (603) 444-5494 or Also, Suzanne Schwartz at (603) 726-8676 or

Karl Drerup Art Gallery & Silver Center Exhibits
Karl Drerup Art Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm & Wednesday, 10am-8pm (and by appointment; closed most PSU holidays)
Silver Center for the Arts: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm and during performances
Plymouth State University, Main Street, Plymouth (603) 535-2614
A vibrant center of art, visual culture and new media. Exhibitions range from traditional shows to contemporary trends. All gallery events are free and open to the public. For gallery and exhibition information contact Catherine Amidon at
Exhibiting through May 13 at Lamson Library and Learning Commons - Art and Poetry
Fourth annual exhibition featuring the creative and collaborative efforts of PSU's Student Exhibitions Committee and PSU Poets and Writers. Students have come together to present their visual art works and poetry inspired by those works.
Exhibiting through May 21 at both Drerup Gallery and Silver Center - The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
During their senior year, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) candidates develop a body of work through which they explore a range of themes, styles and techniques. A committee of art faculty guides each student's artistic progress and assists with the selection of a group of works to be featured in the annual BFA exhibition.

Cardigan Mountain Art Association
Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-4pm
7 Depot Street (at corner of Route 4), Canaan (603) 523-7292
Nonprofit organization promoting the arts in neighboring communities. Numerous artists on display, often with the artists present demonstrating their craft. Also, visit the monthly learning display in the Education Corner, followed during the month with free workshops related to the exhibit.
Sundays, 1-4pm - Free Sunday Workshops
Space is limited, so call or email to register. Donations appreciated, to support the event and educational programming.
May 15 - Life Drawing ,with Local Artist Rosemary Haness
An interactive experience in drawing the human form, from basic beginnings to realistic renderings. Held at The Birdhouse Studio, Topfields Farm, 135 Tuttle Hill Road, Orange, NH.
May 22 - Make Miniature Art Works, with Local Artist Ramona Helf
Bring old stamps, small paper items, novelty papers, rubber stamps, stickers, etc.

Campton Historical Society Programs and Events
Thursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
NH Route 175, Campton Hollow (603) 538-5140 or (603) 536-1077
Monday, May 16, 7pm - Program: The Reuse of Old Buildings
Alex Ray, owner and founder of The Common Man Family of Restaurants, will talk about his experiences and reasons for preserving old buildings. Alex has a long history of rehabilitating old buildings - he has converted many old buildings into restaurants, old mills into inns and restored the local movie theatre in Plymouth to become the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center. He also renovated the historic Daniel Webster homestead in Franklin, preserving the historic structures and converting them into Webster Place Center.
Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December. The building is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public.

Ashland Historical Society Museums & Presentations
Thursday, May 19, 7pm
Historic Ashland School (Tri County CAP)
41 School Street, Ashland
Cows and Communities: How the Lowly Bovine Has Nurtured New Hampshire
Cattle were essential to the survival of the earliest NH settlements, and their contributions have been central to the life and culture of the state ever since. Where are New Hampshire's cows today? What are they doing for us now? Some answers will surprise you. A NH Humanities Council program, presented by Steve Taylor, free and open to the public. Contact: David Ruell, (603) 968-7716

Lakes Region Big Band Music & Dance Lessons
Thursday, May 19, 7-9:30pm
The Common Man Inn - Foster's Boiler Room
231 Main Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2764
Great big band dance music. Come early at 6pm to take dance lessons from State Street Dance. Free to the public. Cash bar & menu available. Every third Thursday of the month. Call for more info.

Estelle Smith Art Classes & Shows
118 Whittier Highway (Route 25), Moultonboro (603) 253-7513
Fine arts, landscapes, "home rendering" and portraiture in watercolors and graphite. Estelle also offers private art lessons.

Gallery at Red Gate Farm
May 1-December 1: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm and Monday, 12noon-5pm
Winter hours are weekends only or by chance or appointment
188 Highland Street, Plymouth (603) 536-4404
This gallery offers a unique collection of art and fine crafts from local, regional and nationally recognized artists and crafters. Also, a complete selection of quilts.

Live Music & Entertainment at Tony's
Fridays & Saturdays (unless otherwise noted), 6:30pm
Tony's Italian Grille
3674 Route 3, Thornton (603) 745-3133

Holderness Historical Society
Saturdays, 10am-12:30pm (or by appointment)
Route 3, Curry Place, Holderness
(603) 968-3023 or (603) 968-9898
Meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, with pot luck supper at 6pm and a program at 7:30pm.

Open Stage in West Campton
Sundays, 7pm (Live music on Saturdays)
Sunset Grill
Corner of Routes 49 & 3, West Campton (603) 726-3108 Grill/185927998156
Everyone is invited to show off their talent at this open mic.

Veggie Art Girl Boutique
Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Routes 175 & 3, Holderness
A funky consignment art boutique, featuring workshops, unique arts and crafts, created by local New Hampshire artisans.

Hundelrut Studio Gallery & Shop
Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm
10 Hawthorne Street, Plymouth (603) 536-4396
Offering a wide variety of greeting and note cards, stationery, silk-screened shirts and canvas bags, posters, bookmarks, original drawings and paintings, painted boxes, curious papier-mâché sculptures by Donald Hundgen, and Sarah Hundgen's pottery. Take Broadway Street at the flashing light on Highland Street, to the big grey house in the middle of the block.

White Mountain Toastmasters Club
Most Wednesdays, 7pm
Common Man Inn
Plymouth (603) 744-5036
Toastmasters International is a non-profit, educational organization that empowers people to develop their personal and public speaking skills in a warm, supportive and fun setting. Guests are welcome to attend meetings free to decide if they are interested. Meets second, third and fourth Wednesday evenings each month, unless otherwise posted. For more information, email or call Sheila Oranch.

Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire

phone: 323-7302 email: web: