Colebrook Public Library
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 2-5:30pm; Wednesday/Friday, 10am-5:30pm; Saturday, 10am-12noon
126 Main Street, Colebrook (603) 237-4808
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
Thursday, June 9, 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.
Saturday, June 18, 1-3pm - Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in NH's North Country
Celebration of local authors. Meet the authors, the cover artist, Amy Delventhal, and enjoy music by North Country fiddler Patrick Ross. Free and open to the public. Funded in part by the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Presented in collaboration with the Arts Alliance of Northern NH, which is working with partners throughout the state on events celebrating the Weeks Act Centennial. Held in the annex in case of rain. For more information, contact Kay Morgan at (603) 868-2485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, 10am - Storytime & Crafts
Wednesdays, 3-4pm - Lego Club
Wednesdays, 5pm - Movie Night
Entertainment in The Tavern at The Balsams
Nightly, starting Friday, May 27, 9pm
The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel
1000 Cold Spring Road, Dixville Notch (800) 255-0600
Jim Conners, music director, will entertain with a variety of music, in addition to Greg Goodwin behind the keys of the piano.
Fiddleheads - A Great North Woods Shoppe
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 June 3 - Student Exhibition
Great local art at the Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) gallery, featuring Colebrook, Canaan and Pittsburg Schools
Saturday, June 4, 10am-5pm - Artisan Spotlight: Needle Felting by Lana Gilcris
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.
A Free, Fun Family Nature Romp
Monday, June 6, 6:30pm
Stewartstown Community School
60 School Street, West Stewartstown (603) 246-7082
Families are invited to a free, fun and informal program with artist-in-residence Marek Bennett, who will lead them in a hands-on exploration of the natural world, with plenty of old and new songs about plants and animals, new cartoons in real live draw-along action, plus stories and some take-home comics from our Weeks Act Centennial comics project. Marek, who is the official Weeks Act Centennial comics artist and also a musician, will be spending two days at the school working with K-8 students on nature-related comics projects.
Connecticut River Artisans Group
(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 www.ArtSpider.net 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 June 3: Student Exhibition, featuring Colebrook, Canaan and Pittsburg Schools.
Friday, June 16, 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.
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.
Friday, June 10, 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 bring their voice, their instrument and their family and friends to the Blodgett Museum (in Stratford Hollow) for a fun night. Come perform or just to be part of the audience. An 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.
Cohos Historical Society Marion Blodgett Museum & Programs
Hours by appointment
Marion Blodgett Museum (in the former Methodist Church)
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.
Friday, June 10, 7pm - GNWCA Open Mic Series
See description under Great North Woods Committee for the Arts listing
GrayMist Fiddle Fest Seeks Vendors
Sunday, June 26, 12noon
GrayMist Farm (Nancy & Gordon Gray's pasture)
317 Brown Road, Groveton
The Stark Fiddlers Contest is now the GrayMist Fiddle Fest. Although no longer a fiddle contest, the GrayMist Fiddle Fest will be centered on a day of traditional music-including bluegrass, Celtic, old-timey and more, mostly relying on acoustic instruments. Besides 12 Fiddlers, other local bands, including Patrick Ross and Hot Flannel playing lively uptempo bluegrass, and the regional Celtic ensemble Isley Mist Ceili, are already on the roster. Musicians will be refunded their admission fee if they perform on stage - preregistration requested by June 15. Food and craft vendors are also planned for the event. And families are welcome to pack a picnic lunch, bring along their lawn chair or a blanket and umbrella. Contact Nancy Gray at (603) 636-1896 and email@example.com, or Samantha Gray Young at (603) 237-5551 x1330, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to register as a vendor. GREAT, the Groveton Regional Economic Action Team, is partnering to present the festival.
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
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 email@example.com, as is assistance for individuals interested in doing genealogical research.
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
Wednesday, May 25, 6:30pm - Garden Club
Wednesday, June 16, 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.
Wednesdays, 7pm - Knitters Group
Thursdays, 9am - Adult Learner Services
Thursdays, 10am - Story Hour and activities for ages 3-5 years
Fridays, 3-4pm - Game Day
Come and learn a new game or play an old favorite All ages welcome. Sign up in advance.
Fridays, 7pm - Astrology
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, May 26 and June 9 & 23, 6-8pm - Inspiration Thursdays
Bring an art/craft for help & hope. Second and fourth Thursdays each month.
Friday, June 3, 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.
Sunday, June 5, 2-4pm - Red Hat Society
Tea, games & camaraderie. First Sunday each month (call to confirm).
Wednesday, June 8, 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.
Thursday, June 16, 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.
Monday, June 20, 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.
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.
Weeks Historic Site Summer Programs
Thursdays, 7pm (unless otherwise noted)
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
Route 3, Lancaster (603) 788-4004
Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call to confirm dates and topics.
Sunday, June 5, 1-4pm - Wildflower Walk
Meet at Park Entrance Main Gate, guided by Brett Engstrom
June 23 - Logging Railroads of the North Country, with Bill Gove
Jefferson Historical Society Museum & Programs
Call for museum days & hours
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372
Collection is housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course. Permanent exhibits include early life in Jefferson, the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Slide, and the Waumbek Hotel photographs and memorabilia.
Meets ﬁrst Tuesday of the month at 7pm - May through October meetings held at the Museum on Route 2, and November through April meetings are held at the Jefferson Elementary School on Route 115A. Everyone welcome.
Tuesday, June 21, 7pm - Old Time Rules Will Prevail: The Fiddle Contest in New Hampshire and New England
Fiddle contests evolved from being endurance fiddling events to playing a set number of tunes judged by certain specific criteria. Whether large or small, fiddle contests tried to show who was the "best," as well as preserve old-time fiddling, and raise money for local organizations. In recent years, the fiddle contest has declined significantly in New Hampshire and Vermont due to cultural changes and financial viability. The greatest legacies of the fiddle contests were recordings made at live competitions. A sampling of these tunes is played during the presentation, as well as some live fiddling by the presenter Adam Boyce. Held at Jefferson Town Hall, Route 2, Jefferson. A NH Humanities Council program; free and open to the public. Contact: Winifred Ward
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
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
JL Sullivan's Irish Pub
200 Portland Street/Route 2 (at the Cabbot), Lancaster (603) 788-3365
Live Irish sessions with fiddler Patrick Ross and friends
Lancaster Historical Society
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
942 & 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.
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.
Saturday, June 4, 11am-4:30pm - Cultural Heritage Festival
A full day of festivities for all ages. Canadian, German, Irish, Italian, Native American, Norwegian, Russian and Scandinavian decedents will not want to miss this festival. The festival is centered on cultural foods, andchefs of local restaurants along with local volunteers will prepare foods from all of the various cultures, in addition to the traditional American BBQ station. There will be plenty of entertainment, featuring Patrick Ross, well known fiddler of Northern NH, and Tim Dion, popular Berlin guitarist. Vendors will be in the Logging Camp area, in an attempt to replicate the old "Village Square" atmosphere. Horse and wagon rides will load and unload passengers in the Village Square. Artisan & crafts vendor offerings include hand-crafted dolls, goat milk soap, hand-embroidered crib and sofa quilts, pet shampoo, scentsy candles, handmade sweaters & crafts, Wabanaki-style beadwork, specialty knives, mittens, hats & scarves handcrafted from hand-spun wool. Also the Berlin-Coos Historical Society, with historical displays; Monadnock Institute of Nature, with their newest book Beyond the Notches; Stories of Place in New Hampshire's North Country; New England writers with their children's & adults' books, farmers market, animals and early 1900s children's games, featuring log rolling and fishing contests, arts & crafts and face painting. Sons of Norway, Maine Nordmenn chapter will be on hand, many dressed in Viking attire, with Rosemaling and Viking wood carving demonstrations. Discounted Androscoggin River Boat tours will operate from 11am to 4pm. Free admission to the park (does not include food). Check out www.facebook.com/nfheritagepark for current news on the Festival.
Presented in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern NH.
Saturday, June 18 - 4th Annual River Day & Wingzilla Festival
A day of celebrating the Androscoggin River. There will be a parade of boats, or anything that floats, where all are invited to show their ingenious floating creations and parade down the river. Free River Boat rides for children 11 and under from 10am to 4pm (accompanied by a paying adult); discounted River Boat Tours all day. There will be seminars, workshops and aquatic displays, in addition to children's activities including games, petting farm, crafts, log rolling & fishing contests and face painting. Ice cream, cotton candy, fried dough and French fries will be served all day. In conjunction with River Day, WINGZILLA is an all-day fun occasion, presented in collaboration with the Berlin NH Fire Fighters Association. Wingzilla is a Barbeque Chicken Wing Cook-Off Competition and "Luck of the Draw" Horse Shoe Tournament. Cash prizes awarded to the winners of both competitions. There will be a Beer Tent all day. Spectator admission is free until 5pm. The Block Party continues with music provided by a local band, Plan B, which will play from 5:30-10pm.
Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings
Saturdays, 8pm (unless noted otherwise)
Joe Dodge Lodge & Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Route 16, Pinkham Notch (603) 466-2727 or (603) 466-2721 x8119
May 28 - The Ticks and Lyme Disease
Alan Stearne will cover all the tick species that are vectors of the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium, share facts and dispel myths of Lyme disease, and the safe and proper way to remove a tick. The program includes actual specimens and a question and answer session after the presentation.
Sunday, May 29 - Tales from the Trail
Approximately 2,000 people a year attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail, only 10% who start make it the whole way. Join AMC Volunteer Pete Lane for a presentation on his 2001-2002 Appalachian Trail hike.
June 4 - Saving the Mountains: NH & the Creation of the National Forest
This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act, the law that created the eastern national forests. New Hampshire's White Mountains played a leading role in events leading to the act. The program shows the impact that tourism, transportation, and industry (especially logging) had on the forests of the White Mountains. Where mountains and forests met, tourist, timber, hotel, railroad, mining, textile, and agricultural groups competed to have the land meet their needs. The 1911 Weeks Act created a truly national forest system, authorizing the federal government to purchase and maintain land in the eastern U.S. as national forests. For more information www.weekslegacy.org. A NH Humanities program, presented by Marcia Schmidt Blaine, PSU Department of History & Philosophy.
All programs are free and open to the public. Call for more information or to make a reservation.
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. http://blog.jerryandmarcymonkman.com/
White Mountain Cafe Spring Skiing Contest
Headed up to Tucks to bask in the sun and carve a few turns in corn snow on steep slopes? Or, maybe, someplace more adventurous, like Great Gulf, Oakes, Gulf or Slides? Everyone is invited to snap a photo of themselves or a friend skiing in a White Mountain Cafe shirt, and post it the wall on the White Mountain Cafe Facebook Page, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. All the photos will be shared in an album on Facebook for voting, and the photo with the most "likes" will be the winner. This spring's winner will receive a free lunch for two, and will be featured in the cafe newsletter. The deadline is June 1.
Monday, June 6, 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. One does not need to be a member of the NH Writers' Project to attend. For more information, call George Geers at (603) 785-4811. www.nhwritersproject.org
Friday, June 10 - North Country climbers Sasha & Erik Eisele, and author, climber & geologist Sarah Garlick present remarkable images of climbing in New Hampshire's North Country and around the world. Erik and Sasha will feature videos of some hidden climbing gems right here in Coos County-- while Sarah will share images from around the US, then from Greenland to Jordan. It's free, but donations will be accepted for the Kismet Rock Foundation, a unique non-profit started by area climbers, which gets kids out of the city and gives them a chance to experience the challenge and thrill of climbing.
Council on Fundraising Workshop: Where There's a Will, There's a Way!
Thursday, June 2, 8:30-12noon
Family Resource Center
123 Main Street, Gorham (603) 869-9736
A Planned Giving program is essential to the long-term sustainability of an organization. Learn about bequests, why they are the key to success, and the nuts and bolts of what a board needs to know to implement a Planned Giving program today. This workshop will explain: Why an estate plan is important; The benefits to both the donor and the organization; How to identify the best prospects; How to market the program; The policies and procedures that need to be in place;The importance of stewardship and ongoing cultivation; How Leave a Legacy® can be helpful to the organization. There will also be an overview of other planned giving instruments and how and when to choose and use them - in simple-to-understand language. These include: life insurance; gifts of tangible assets; gifts of real estate; charitable gift annuity; pooled income funds; charitable remainder trusts; charitable lead trusts; and donor-advised funds. www.confr.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Planned-Giving-Description-6-02-11.pdf
Annual Drive-In to the '50s Street Fair
Thursday, June 2, 5-8pm
Main Street, Berlin (603) 752-6246
The time is coming to rev those engines and cruise down to Main Street. Gorgeous classic cars will line the streets and music will be heard throughout downtown. Downtown festivities will include great local food, incredible music, Bobo the clown, and awe inspiring classic cars from all over New England. Prizes will be awarded for best vehicles in several categories at 8pm. Sponsored by Pat's Auto Sales and the Berlin Main Street Program.
NH-PTAP Training Event
Friday, June 3, 9-11:30am
White Mountains Community College, Fortier Library
2020 Riverside Drive, Berlin (800) 445-4525 or (603) 752-1113
For more information, contact email@example.com
A training event on how to do business with the Federal government. To register for this event, everyone is asked to contact Tamara Allen at WMCC at 752-1113 x3062 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 6
Throughout the North Country
In celebration of the Weeks Act Centennial, the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) is partnering with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire to offer its first-ever Artist-in-Residence program, and is seeking applications from interested artists in all media. The deadline for applications is June 6. The WMNF Artist-in-Residence program offers professional and emerging artists from around the country - visual and performing artists, craftspeople, writers, composers, eco artists and media artists - an opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being inspired by the surrounding forest and, on several occasions, sharing their work and their artistic process with members of the public. The goal of the residency program is to use art and creative expression to explore the many ways in which people relate to forests in general, and to the WMNF in particular. Find more information and an application for the program on the website, or contact the Arts Alliance at Frumie@aannh.org, (603) 323-7302.
Berlin Quilters Guild Meetings
Monday, June 6, 7pm and Saturday, June 11, 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.
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, 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.
Ongoing - Scrapbook Exhibition: History & Vision
Exhibiting until August 30 - Lloyd's Journey Photography: Treasures Found in Nature
The exhibition features a selection of new works by Lloyd Alexander, a prolific and devoted Maine-based nature photographer, including over 24 beautiful and diverse photographs of birds and animals in their natural environment, along with landscape vistas celebrating the North Country.
2011 Performing Arts Series full series memberships are now on sale.
Thursday, June 9, 7pm - Maine Humorist & Storyteller Tim Sample
Monday, June 20, 7pm - Lennie Gallant, Top PEI Acadian Touring Band
Climb to the Clouds Vintage Car Weekend
Wednesday-Sunday, June 22-26
Mt. Washington Auto Road
Pinkham Notch, Gorham (603) 466-3988
Enjoy the Climb to the Clouds Vintage Car Weekend two-day event featuring...
Vintage Car Race up the Mt. Washington Auto Road
Vehicles from the 100-year history of the Climb to the Clouds Hillclimb are expected to participate.
Vintage Car Exhibition - More than 100 cars manufactured up to 1970 are expected for viewing
Vintage Car Driving Tours - Driving tours of the White Mountains will be featured
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.
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.
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
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 & Fridays, by appointment - 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 Debora.Coolidge@use.salvationarmy.org for schedule & details.
Musical arts, including drama, singing company, sacred dance and timbrels for all ages.
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 May is photographer Don Gemmecke
Wednesday, May 25, 4:30pm - People Who Read discusses Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Refreshments served. Age 13 and older. PWR meets the 4th Wednesday of each month.
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.
Monday, May 30 - Library closed in observance of Memorial Day
Thursday, June 2, 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.
Saturday, June 11, 1-3pm - Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in NH's North Country
Celebration of local authors. Meet the authors, the cover artist, Amy Delventhal, and enjoy music by North Country fiddler Patrick Ross. Free and open to the public. Funded in part by the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Presented in collaboration with the Arts Alliance of Northern NH, which is working with partners throughout the state on events celebrating the Weeks Act Centennial. Held in the annex in case of rain. For more information, contact Kay Morgan at (603) 868-2485 or email@example.com.
Monday, June 13, 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.
The Summer Reading Program begins on Saturday, June 25.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Sunday, May 29 - Barn Burner Music Series: Reunion of the Iodine Brothers
Fronted by friend and local Boston Rocker Dennis Brennan, backed by none other than the Guitar Gods Duke Levine and Kevin Barry on guitars and a killer rhythm section with Richard Gates and Billy Beard. Casual style show that will be held in the Quisisana Barn... more like a club, or a barn party.
Thursday, June 2 - Recession Session: Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole
One of the most noted young talents to emerge in Cajun or Creole music in the past few years, Grammy-nominated Cedric Watson is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist and songwriter. Dancing encouraged...
Saturday, June 4 - Carol Noonan Presents: Stone Mountain LIVE
Featuring special guest Folk Rockers... the Reunion of Knots and Crosses
Thursday, June 9 - Waltzing's for Dreamers New Music for Free Series
Laura Cortese with her beautiful sweet voice and her soulful fiddle playing and Jefferson Hamer with his timeless harmonious vocals and mandolin and guitar playing. Together they weave calmly from traditional American and Celtic folk to contemporary. Reservations required.
Friday, June 10 - Joe Ely and Band
Texas honky tonk member of the Flatlanders, Joe has had a genre-crossing career, writing and performing music with everyone from the Clash and Bruce Springsteen, to Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt. Cooler than cool, he is a passionate singer-songwriter with a workin' man's sensibility.
Sunday, June 12 - James McMurtry
Texas rock and Americana music singer, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader and occasional actor, known for his hard-edged character sketches and concise, no-holds-barred chronicling of the human condition.
Friday, June 17 - Aztec Two Step 40th Anniversary Show
With intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring harmonies, they are one of acoustic music's most popular and enduring acts.
Thursday, June 23 - Celtic Crossroads
Just when you think that you have seen the best that Irish music has to offer, a fresh new show from Ireland is taking the art form to an entirely new level. Celtic Crossroads presents Irish music like never before, set to do to Irish music what Riverdance has done to Irish dance. The show itself, incorporating seven young world-class musicians, playing over twenty instruments on stage, is a fantastic spectacle.
UNH Cooperative Extension: Parenting Piece by Piece
Thursdays, May 26 and June 2, 9 & 16, 6:30-8:30pm
UNH Cooperative Extension
73 Main Street, Conway (603) 447-3834
Free five-part education series for parents of young & school-age children. Topics for the class will include: understanding children, positive discipline, conflict management, setting limits, and parent-child communication. The class will be facilitated by Ann Hamilton, Extension Educator in Family & Consumer Resources for UNH Cooperative Extension in Carroll County. To register for the program, call UNH Cooperative Extension.
Northeast Organic Farming Association Workshop
Thursday, May 26, 6-7:30pm
Artist Falls Lodge
Mt. Cranmore in North Conway
Five Simple Herbs for Health with Chani Greiner. For more information on NOFA-NH, visit the website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Friday, May 27, 6:30pm - Kindness Weekend, with Keynote Speaker Michael J. Chase, founder of The Kindness Center
Over Memorial Day weekend, locals and visitors alike will be soaking up the kindness message as well as inflicting random acts of kindness on the community. Check www.kindnessweekend.com/event-schedule.html for a full list of events; most activities are free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 28 - Race for Reading: 5K Trail Run/Kids 1K Fun Run
Registration begins at 8am, Kids Run (12 & Under) begins at 8:45am, 5K Trail Run/Walk begins at 9am Registration fee includes T-shirt. This event is a fundraiser for the StoryWalk Program. Rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to gather pledges & sponsors to raise more money for the community. www.believeinbooks.org/Race-Woods.html
Saturday, May 28, 7:30pm - Entrain
Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the eclectic Martha's Vineyard-based six piece Entrain has been thrilling critics and fans alike since its inception. The Foundation is picnic-friendly. Bring a beverage (fermented or not) and snacks.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Bald Hill Road, Albany (603) 447-6991
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.
Saturday, May 28, 6:45am - Exploration of Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge
Come explore all the ecological diversity Pondicherry has to offer. While the trip will focus on the visiting birds, we will also explore the refuge's ponds, wetlands, and lowland spruce-fir forests. Open to the public; donations are appreciated. Registration is requested; space is limited. Meet at Grant's parking lot in Glen
Thursday, June 2, 7pm - The Connecticut: New England's Great River
Adair Mulligan, Executive Director of the Connecticut River Joint Council, will lead viewers on a tour through the scenic landscape and highlight the issues faced in managing the health of the river. The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, flowing over 400 miles through four states. It is America's only watershed-based national fish and wildlife refuge. Open to the public; donations are appreciated. Registration is requested; space is limited.
Saturday, June 4, 8am-2pm - Canoe Exploration of Pontook Reservoir
Kick off summer with a leisurely paddle of the marshes and coves around Pontook. Moose, loons, osprey, trout and landlocked salmon all find refuge in this scenic area. Bring binoculars, water and a snack. Bring a canoe/kayak or borrow one of the Center's canoes. Open to the public; donations are appreciated. Space is limited; please call for reservations. Meet at Grant's parking lot in Glen
Wednesday, June 8, 4-9pm - Adult Nature Course: Brownfield Bog Ecology, Part I
Two-part class covering the ecology of the Brownfield Bog from songbirds and trees to wetland plants, macro-invertebrates, and ducks. First, the group will keep its feet dry on land exploring the terrestrial plants, mammals, and aquatic insects that live near the shore. Next, the group will investigate the bog via canoe. Call to register. Meet at Grant's Store in Brownfield
Thursday, June 9, 12noon-1pm - EcoForum: Riparian Management
Rick Jones, Jones Associates, will discuss planting and maintaining vegetative buffers for riparian zones. This program is a great tutorial for property owners with streams as well as those who just enjoy exploring the banks of the region's rivers. EcoForums, presented on the second Thursday of each month, are free and open to the public.
Saturday, June 11, 8am-2pm - First Annual Tin Mountain of Treasures Yard Sale
Tin Mountain is asking members and supporters to keep the Center in mind when tackling spring cleaning this year. Contributions will help to make the yard sale a success. 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. Anyone who has questions or is interested in becoming involved as a donor, volunteer, or both, should call Nora Dufilho or email email@example.com.
Saturday, June 11, 9am-12noon - Hike to Glacial Waterfall
Albany's glacial waterfall offers distinctive geology, unique flora, and a beautiful setting for exploration. Join Steve Thomas and other Tin Mountain staff on this journey to one of the area's most interesting and least visited natural wonders. Moderately strenuous hike, so wear sturdy shoes and bring water/snack. Open to the public; donations are appreciated. Registration is requested; space is limited.
Sunday, June 12, 5:15-7:30am - Bicknell's Thrush Tour with TMCC at Mt Washington Auto Road
Mount Washington is one of only two known breeding sites of the Bicknell's Thrush in the northeast. The Mount Washington Auto Road offers a chance every June for bird enthusiasts to catch a glimpse and an earful of this elusive mountain resident. Tin Mountain's staff of knowledgeable birders will be leading this morning excursion. Meet at the Mount Washington Auto Road. Advanced reservations required.
Tuesday, June 14, 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.
Friday, June 17, 10am-3pm - Spring Flowers of Mt. Washington
Five stops along the Auto Road provided viewing of nearly all of the spring flowers of this area from upper woodland to sub-alpine to alpine habitats. All stops do not require extensive hiking or rock climbing. Bring camera, lunch, beverage, and be prepared for weather changes. Ideal for those with limited mobility and families. Open to the public; donations are appreciated. Space is limited; please call for reservations. Meet at Auto Road, Pinkham Notch
Saturday, June 18, 8:30-10am - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Tin Mountain volunteers are invited for a delicious breakfast and good company. Not a volunteer but interested in starting? Come see the opportunities currently available. Stick around afterwards for the annual mountain-laurel walk.
Saturday, June 18, 10am-12noon - Members Only Event: Mountain-Laurel Walk
Wander with Tin Mountain staff through the most northerly, and perhaps largest, Mountain-Laurel population in NH. The shrubs should be at the height of bloom during this walk through an extraordinary forest community of pitch, red and white pine, with scrub and red oak as well as other interested plant assemblages.
Sunday, June 19, 1-5pm - History of Saco Valley through Stonewalls & Cellar Holes
An unforgettable journey through time with Tin Mountain naturalist Carol Foord exploring the hidden stories of past human settlement through abandoned cemeteries, stonewalls and cellar holes. Carol will journey from 1725 to 1825, visiting Lovewell's Monument, a slave's grave, Molly Ockett's cave, and other interesting stonework sites. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water/snack. Open to the public; donations are appreciated. Space is limited; please call for reservations. Meet at Fryeburg Post Office back parking lot
Thursday, June 23, 9am-3pm - Adult Nature Course: Wildlife Use and ID of Plants in Riparian Areas
UNH Cooperative Extension Wildlife Specialist Matt Tarr will explain the unique value that riparian areas along streams, rivers and lakes provide to native wildlife. Following the presentation, paddle down the Saco River to visit various riparian and floodplain natural communities and learn to identify key plant species. Bring lunch/water and binoculars. Space is limited; call for reservations
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
Barnstormers Theatre presents Frost Heaves
Saturday, May 28, 7:30pm
The Barnstormers Theatre
Tamworth (603) 323-8500
Fred Marple, star of Yoga for Yankees, presents Ken Sheldon's Frost Heaves - the award-winning comedy show from "The Most Under-Appreciated Town in New Hampshire," an evening of comedy, music and assorted New England nonsense for the whole family. Joined by the Frost Heaves Players, presenting such gems as: How to Talk like a Yankee, A cantankerous Yankee GPS, Big Dog Home Security Systems, Mother's Spit (the all-natural cleanser), and Grammatically Correct Pop Songs.
Tickets at the door, the box office, The Other Store in Tamworth, and online at www.frostheaves.com.
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.
Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10am-3pm - Friends of the JPL Annual Book Sale
Used book donations may be dropped off at the Library through May 27. Anyone who wishes to volunteer for either the set-up or the sale itself should email Joanne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Help is needed and will be greatly appreciated.
Saturday, May 28, 3-4:30pm - Grand Opening of the New Jackson Public Library
Including a short performance by some Jackson Grammar School students of We have Mountains in our Blood, written by the JGS kids for the bicentennial. The NH State Librarian, Michael York, will speak and present a proclamation from the Governor. Curtis Milton, who assembled the Trickey Barn frame for the Library, will speak about the history and practice of timber framing, particularly as it relates to the library. The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance will present a special award to the Library for their preservation of this 19th Century frame. Afterward, there will be refreshments, tours and a cycling slide show on the mezzanine of the entire construction process.
Tuesday, June 7, 4:30-6:30pm - Knit Night
Every first Tuesday of the month, knitters are invited to gather in the Library to work on their current project and learn about wool-related library resources and services. All ages and skills are welcome. Bring some favorite completed hand knits to the May gathering to share with others. Who can bring in the oldest original knitting pattern?
Wednesdays, during the school year, 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.
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. www.jacksonvillage.net/Public_Documents/JacksonN H_Library/teenreading.
NH Downloadable Audiobooks & Talking Book programs available. Free internet & wireless 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.
Saturday, May 28, 10am-3pm - Open House/Yard Sale at the Chalet Linderhoff Strasse, Glen
Open house showcasing the Historical Society's Collections, in conjunction with a yard sale to raise funds for the BHS. Table space is available for a fee for participants with their own items. Item donations would be welcomed for the BHS. Please contact Tammy Bronejko (860-460-9817) or Kathleen Howard (603-356-6162) to participate or have items to donate. Volunteers to help with this event will be appreciated.
Sunday, June 12, 11am - Photo Social Coffee Hour
Coffee and conversation at the Bartlett Union Congregational Church to help the Society identify many of the old photographs of Bartlett people and places in its collection. The public's participation is greatly appreciated in efforts to catalog and preserve these pieces of Bartlett history.
Tuesday, June 14 - George Howard and his sister Diana Allen talking about the history of the Howard family in Jackson and Bartlett, in conjunction with Jackson Historical Society at the Whitney Center
Memorial Weekend Craft Show
Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 9am-4pm
North Conway Community Center
Route 16, North Conway (603) 528-4014
Wonderful craft fair with a wonderful variety of arts & crafts including handcrafted jewelry, decorative pottery, pewter figurines, quilts & quilted items, glass decor, gourmet food items including dilly beans/jams/jellies/candies, & lots more. Music with Tim Janis. Rain or shine, under canopy.
Annual Wildquack Duck Race & Cake Boss Competition
Sunday, May 29
Jackson Village Park
Jackson (603) 383-9356
Enjoy an entire day of family fun and entertainment as over 3,500 ducks cross the finish line over. Kids enjoy games and craft activities. Fabulous foods offered by local and visiting chefs. Jackson's new Cake Boss will be decided at the Wildquack Duck River Festival, just prior to the announcing of the winners of the Duck Race. Anyone who would like to enter this competition should call the Chamber or sign up on the website. There is no admission fee to view the race at 2pm. For more information, call the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce or visit the website.
Remick hosts Memorial Day Family Program and Genealogy Workshops
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.
Monday, May 30, 10am-2pm - Memorial Day Family Program
On this special day of remembrance, come out and enjoy the festivities with family and friends, to give thanks for those who serve the country. Make cards for deployed soldiers, take a horse-drawn wagon ride with the Farm's Belgian horses and participate in outdoor games and races. Watch a demonstration on proper flag etiquette with some of the special guests. View exhibits on major US wars and an extraordinary display of military weaponry from the Civil War to present day. Visit 'Rosie the Riveter' at the Remick Canteen for a farm fresh lunch. This is a perfect opportunity to meet and greet with local veterans and active duty military personnel. Servicemen and women are invited to dress comfortably or in their uniforms. Free program. Additional cost for lunch. Wagon rides for non-military is an additional fee. The Museum is also looking for care package donations. Care packages will be sent along with cards made during the Memorial Day program, to deployed soldiers in Kuwait. A list of suggestions can be found on the Museum's website.
Wednesday, June 1, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm and Monday, June 6, 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.
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 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 MWVAA is always looking for new artists and fine crafts people to join the roster of juried, exhibiting artists.
Tuesdays, through May 31, 1-3pm - A Crash Course in Drawing the Portrait, by Carol Phenix
Students will broaden their range of skills to include a pursuit which is both enjoyable and professionally useful. The class includes short fun exercises using the other students as models, working from cast heads, and completing a final portrait using a photo reference of the students' choosing. Students should have basic drawing skills.
Friday, June 3, 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.
Mondays, June 13 & 27, 6-8pm - Drawing Sessions, with Carl Owen
There will be a variety of subjects to work on drawing and observation skills, including models on some nights. All are welcome, beginner to advanced artists. Preregistration is appreciated. Second and fourth Mondays of the month (except holidays).
Wednesday-Friday, June 15, 16 & 17, 9am-4pm - Oil Portrait Painting, with Juan Ramirez
This three full-day workshop is for oil painters with some experience wanting to learn or build on their portrait painting skills. Includes a break for lunch.
Wednesdays, through June 22 - Intro to Oil Painting, with Carl Owen
Learn the fundamentals of oil painting with a focus on landscapes. Students will start to paint in the first class following a step-by-step process modeling the instructor. Through instruction, demonstration and one-on-one attention, students should complete a 16"x20" painting by the end of the class. The emphasis will be on how to use the brushes, mixing paints and color.
Wednesdays, through June 29, 9am-12noon - Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner
Come learn the basics of this expressive medium, taught by Sharon Soule. At the first class, students will learn the materials they will need. Then, students will learn and practice basic watercolor techniques and painting principles with a different project each week.
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.
Cook Memorial Library Programs & Events
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Friday, 10am-5pm & Saturday, 10am-4pm
93 Main Street, Tamworth (603) 323-8510
Tuesday, May 31, 6pm - Tuesday Night Films - shown on the last Tuesday of each month
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, (www.careercruising.com), 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.
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
Tuesday, May 31, 7pm - Madison Library Book Group
Books can be borrowed from the Library, available four weeks before discussion date. Held on the last Tuesday of each month. All are welcome, refreshments.
Thursday, June 16, 7-8:30pm - Plectrum Banjo Music and Comedy Program
FOML & Madison Historical Society co-sponsor a musical evening at the Library. Refreshments served.
Fridays, through June 24, 11am - New Moms Connect
Social time for moms, babies and toddlers in the children's room. Call for more information.
Tuesdays, 2pm - Madison Library Tech Talk
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
White Mountain Cafe Spring Skiing Photo Contest
Headed up to Tucks to bask in the sun and carve a few turns in corn snow on steep slopes? Or, maybe, someplace more adventurous, like Great Gulf, Oakes, Gulf or Slides? Everyone is invited to snap a photo of themselves or a friend skiing in a White Mountain Cafe shirt, and post it the wall on the White Mountain Cafe Facebook Page, or email it to email@example.com. All the photos will be shared in an album on Facebook for voting, and the photo with the most "likes" will be the winner. This spring's winner will receive a free lunch for two, and will be featured in the cafe newsletter. The deadline is June 1.
Mountain Top Music Center Performances, Classes & Lessons
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.
Thursday, June 2, 4pm & 7pm - Chad Cummings Student Coffee House at MTMC
Saturday, June 4, 10am-4pm - MTMC Student Recital at Salyards Center for the Arts
Sunday, June 5, 7pm - MTMC Community Orchestra Pops Concert at Brass Heart Inn, Tamworth
Wednesday, June 15, 5:30-6:30pm - Topics in Music Listening
This course, taught by various faculty members, provides knowledge and experiences that lead musicians and non-musicians 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
Thursday, June 16, 10am-12:30pm - Organist Ann Labounsky presents an Improvisation Workshop at a private home in Jackson. Call MTMC for details.
Saturday-Wednesday, June 18-22 - Blues-Rock-Jazz Camp, with Mike Sakash and Chad Cummings
For instrumentalists ages 8-14 with at least one year of experience on their instrument.
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)
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
Thursday, June 2, 7pm and Saturday, June 11, 1pm- Live in HD: The Importance of Being Earnest
The Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece about class, courtship and good old-fashioned name dropping.
Saturday, June 4, 7:30pm - Mad Agnes Farewell Concert
Folk, classical or Celtic? Soaring harmonies, incisive lyrics or giggly repartee? Impossible to pigeonhole, Margo Hennebach is classically trained in piano, Adrienne Jones is self-taught on guitar & bass, and Mark Saunders adds color with a vintage mandolin and subtle electronic processing on his guitar.
Friday, June 17, 7pm - Fantastic One-Man Comedy and Circus Extravaganza
Brent McCoy presents his hilarious all-ages comic juggling show, combining circus skill, physical comedy and audience participation for original, hard-working entertainment. For more information about Brent McCoy visit www.brentmccoy.com.
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, June 3, 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.
Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks are available at the Library. In addition, Kill A Watt energy detectors can be checked out.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturdays, June 4 & 11, 9am - Community Gardening Project
The Friends of Freedom Library, the Freedom Elementary School and members of the community are joining forces to redo the perennial flower beds along the walkway in front of Freedom Elementary School. In addition to physical help, donations of peat moss, compost, loam, bricks, plants and a soaker hose with a timer (or the money to purchase these items) are needed. Anyone who is able to donate their time, plants, soil enhancements, bricks or money, or who has any questions, should call Jane Luke at 539-1652.
Friday, June 17, 4pm - Kids' Book Club
Kids in grades 4+ are invited to participate in our Kids' Book Club to discuss Brian Selznik's The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
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 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.
Mondays, June 6 & 20, 6-8pm - Women's Writing Group - second & fourth Monday each month
Fridays, June 10 & 24, 6:30-9:30pm - Ballroom Dancing
It is free and people are welcome to come join in and dance to DJ Audley Williams. Starting in June, the dance will be held twice a month on the second and fourth Fridays of the month through September. For more information, call Pat Davis at 383 -6777.
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 email@example.com.
Jackson Women's Sewing Club Annual Sewing Club Luncheon
Wednesday, June 8, 12noon
Red Fox Bar and Grill
Jackson (603) 383-9271 or 383-9466 or 383-9755
Enjoy a wonderful luncheon and afternoon out with friends and neighbors. The Luncheon Speaker is Lisa Holcomb, M.Ed., Reiki Master & JourneyDance Teacher. Lisa's presentation will include a talk about Conscious Dance, her transformative method, DanzaRâ Dance, its history and a five minute dance performance. Bring a friend... one does not need to be a member to attend. For more information, call Joan Aubrey 383-4127 or Joan Davies 383-8051.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, June 9, 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 the evening's work. A 15-minute meet and slide show will be given to start the evening. Second Thursday each month.
M&D Productions presents Talley's Folly
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25, 7pm
1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway (603) 662-7591
Set in an old boathouse near rural Lebanon, Missouri in 1944, it is a romantic comedy following the characters Matt Friedman and Sally Talley as they once and for all settle their feelings for each other.
All show dates in the 2011 season are tentative and pending rights approval; please call the box office to verify actual show dates and times.
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. www.weekslegacy.org
Saturday, June 11, 9:30am - Chocorua Area Mills
Visit three mill sites: Nickerson Mill, Chocorua Village (Tamworth Iron Works) and Moore's Pond. Jim Bowditch will begin the program by explaining the history of mills and dams on Chocorua Lake. The group will take a short trip to the Nickerson Mill site. In Chocorua Village, Ann Albrecht will discuss the Tamworth Iron Works as well as other industries in the same area. Focus will be on owners, sources for raw materials, and products. Tamworth Iron Works was deeply rooted in local industry as well as the upward progress of American and New Hampshire history. Facts and local myths will be covered. Bob Cottrell will focus on the mills that were on the southern part of the Chocorua River and Moore's Pond. There will be opportunities to see and explore historic tools and mill processes. Meet at the "rustic bridge" parking area at Chocorua Lake and car pool from there, as there is limited parking in the areas. This will also be a "bring your lunch event."
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
Denmark Arts Center Events
Call for hours (to view exhibits)
50 West Main Street (on Route 160), Denmark Village, ME (207) 452-2412
Saturday, June 11, 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.
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, June 14, 7pm - Friends of Bartlett Library Book Club: Daughter of Time, Josephine Tey
The fascination of many mysteries lies as much in the personality of the detective as in the story; readers 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.
League of NH Craftsmen Retail Gallery & Classes
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 9:30am-6pm; Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm
2526 White Mountain Highway
North Conway (603) 356-2441
Experience, first-hand, the techniques and artistry of the state-juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen and purchase distinctive handmade crafts that have lasting value.
Regular craft classes offered to the public. Space is limited; call to register. Full tuition is due at the time of registration. The League may cancel classes due to inadequate enrollment and other circumstances beyond their control. In the event of a cancellation a credit or full refund will be given. Check website for full list of upcoming classes, including pottery, jewelry and glassblowing in July.
Tuesdays, June 14-July 19 5:30-7:30pm - Pottery 101
Led by Karissa Masse Jacobs, this class is an excellent introduction to pottery making. Students will explore wheel throwing, trimming, hand building and glazing techniques. Perfect for beginners and intermediates alike.
Seeking Participants for The Legacy of David C. Baker
Contact What's Your Story? at email@example.com
2 Raymond Court, #21, Hudson, MA 01749 (978) 212-2345 or (978) 875-4212
Judy Faust, a former Mt Washington Valley resident and filmmaker, is making a new documentary film about her mentor and friend's life: his art, poetry, and his influence on artists, poets and others in the Valley. In addition to being interviewed for inclusion in the documentary, members of the public are invited to show their Baker paintings and drawings, share their memories, read their poetry, and display their own art influenced by David C. Baker.
Visit the website for full details on how interested parties can become involved.
Jackson Historical Society Programs, Museum, Art Gallery
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 www.riverartsgallery.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kathy at (727) 572-0200.
Madison Historical Society Programs
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
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. http://northconwaymusicblog.blogspot.com/
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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
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.
Open Mic for Music, Poetry and Storytelling
32 Main Street, Conway (603) 447-6381
For more information, contact email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
White Mountain Folk Association hosts Contra Dance
Most Fridays, 7:30-10:30pm
Chocorua (603) 726-0063
All levels are welcome; all dances are taught. Call for more information and to confirm dates.
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 www.bethlehemcolonial.org/membership_form.html or call the Colonial business office at 869-5603, weekdays 9am-5pm.
Friday-Wednesday - Films
Through May 25 - Of Gods and Men
May 28-June 1 - Lincoln Lawyer
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.
Friday, May 27, 8pm - Finger-style Guitar Master Doyle Dykes
Although influenced by a wide variety of musical styles and musicians, from the country of Chet Atkins to the rock and roll of Duane Eddy and the Beatles, Doyle has developed a distinct, recognizable sound that amazes audiences with skill while capturing hearts with sincerity and soul. In partnership with this performance, class with Doyle Dykes will be held Saturday, May 28, 12noon at Northern Lights Music, Littleton. For information, call (603) 444-7776. www.doyledykes.com
Thursday, June 9, 8pm - Two Legends of Folk Music on One Stage: Tom Rush & Jonathan Edwards
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, May 25 and June 8 & 22, 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, June 9, 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.
Saturday, June 11, 11am-3pm - Family & Friends Day
There will be fun, free activities for children of all ages. Circle dancing, drumming, face painting, crafts and more. Bring a picnic lunch. Tour Franconia's most interesting building.
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.
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, May 25, 5pm-7pm - Business After Hours
Chamber members are invited to attend this free networking event at Granite State Independent Living, 76 Main Street, Littleton
Register now for the 6th Annual LACC Golf Tournament at Maplewood on Friday, June 24.
Cooking Classes and Cheese Tasting at The Co-op
Littleton Food Co-op
Corner of Cottage Street & Route 302, Littleton (603) 444-2800
Thursday, May 26, 5pm - Cheese and Wine Tasting
Last Thursday of each month. Free and open to everyone.
Saturday, May 28, 10am-2pm - Cupcakes for Cookouts Party
The Co-op is partnering with UggaMugga Bakery for some fun with frosting. The cupcake decorating will have an Americana theme, with plenty of red, white and blue. Cupcake lovers of all ages are invited to participate. The cost is the regular retail price for the cupcakes.
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.
28th Annual Lisbon Lilac Festival
Friday-Sunday, May 27-29
Lisbon Main Street at the Historic Railroad Station
25 Central Street, Lisbon (603) 838-2200
This year's event will start with the carnival opening Friday evening, which also features a '50's block party dance with the White Mountain Cruisers and Connecticut River Valley Cruisers, next to Chevron Park. Saturday will feature the popular parade at 11am, music in the gazebo, great local food, crafters & vendors, pie baking contest, dunk tank, antique and classic cars, all in downtown Lisbon. A major new event will be Lisbon's Lilac Idol, a Karaoke-style singing contest, to be held on Sunday evening just before the Fire/EMS parade. Sunday's events will also include the annual Memorial Walk at 10:30am from the White Church, rubber duck race, horseshoe tournament, entertainment at Chevron Park, the fire truck and EMS parade, followed by fireworks. Check the website for a full, detailed schedule of festivities.
Volunteers needed to help with many aspect of the festival; complete the task, and then enjoy the rest of the festival. Preregistration for the Idol event is required. Sponsored by Lisbon Main Street.
Lisbon Area Historical Society
Pickwick-Clough Room - Lisbon Public Library
45 School Street, Lisbon, (603) 838-6146 or 838-2228
Lisbon Area Historical Society meets every other month at the Lisbon Historic Railroad Station and Museum (25 Central Street) at 6:30pm. The public is welcome to attend meetings.
The Society's museum in the Pickwick-Clough Room of the Lisbon Public Library is open by appointment and houses a collection of artifacts, correspondence, photographs and genealogy from the early settlers to present day. In addition, the Society continues to display in the Railroad Station a rotating exhibit of interesting historical items from the Society's collections. A unique and distinctive architectural structure built circa 1870 by the Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad, this historic station was completely renovated in 2008.
Saturday, May 28, 10am-3pm - Lilac Time Celebration
The Society will be presenting a special display relating to railroading through Lisbon from 1920 to 1960 at the beautifully-restored Lisbon Historic Railroad Station and Museum.
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.
Saturday, May 28, 10am-3pm - Littleton Studio School Workshop: Outdoor Sketchbook
Learn to sketch a variety of subjects including architecture, spectacular vistas, ornamental gardens and a lily pond. Perspective, value and color will be demonstrated by artist-instructor Kristine Lingle.
Saturday, June 4, 10am-4:30pm - 31th Annual Wildflower Festival
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests kicks off the annual Fields of Lupine Festival with a full slate of fun activities planned at the turn-of-the-century Estate. Several workshops and tours are planned to keep visitors engaged with all aspects of flowers. From photography to crafts and floral identification to use as a food, wildflowers will be highlighted on this early summer day. Forest Society staff and volunteers will lead walks on the beautiful Mile Path, a hidden woodland trail from a bygone era. The Mile Path Walks are limited and fill quickly, so reservations are strongly advised.
Sunday, June 12, 10am-4pm - Wildflower Day at the Rocks Estate
This is another chance to see the historic Mile Trail, enjoy the wild edible lunch and learn how to make arrangements using wild flowers with E.H. Floral Studio from Littleton.
Sunday, June 19, 10am-4pm - Father's Day at the Rocks Estate
Events include a fishing lesson with Dave Duplessis, children make a present with flowers for Dad, and children make ice cream sandwiches for Dad. Burgers and hot dogs for lunch; fee includes lunch.
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 www.nhcrafts.org/store/.
Register now for classes; the schedule is available online, or email Littleton.firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless noted otherwise, preregistration is required for all classes. The Studio School is an affiliate of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
Saturday, May 28, 10am-3pm - Outdoor Sketchbook Workshop at the Rocks Estate
Meet Kristine Lingle at The Rocks Estate and learn to sketch a variety of subjects including architecture, spectacular vistas, ornamental gardens and a lily pond. Perspective, value and color will be demonstrated. Rain date: June 4
Saturday, June 4, 9am-1pm - Basket Organizer, with Suzanne Naess
This delightful basket, made on a wooden base with an attached heart handle, has four sections.
Tuesdays, through 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.
Tuesdays OR Thursdays, through June 9, 6-9pm OR Wednesdays, through 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.
Friday, June 10, 5:30-8:30pm - Mobius Flower
For those new to chain maille, this is the perfect introduction... a fun, new look for chain maille. Use lightweight aluminum jump rings to create 'flowers' to link together in a colorful roll-on bangle.
Saturday: June 11, 9am-4pm - From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Working with Form and Surface
Through Maureen Mills' demonstrations, that begin on the wheel addressing composition of form, students develop a working process that brings basic forms to a new level. Then, examining the form to determine appropriate surface treatment, continue to explore how the design elements and principles influence choices. Use slips in a variety of ways from trailing to sgraffito, inlaying and resists.
Sunday, June 12,10am-5pm - Jewelry Findings for Beaders and Jewelers, with Joy Raskin
Learn to make many different styles of ear wires, wire clasps beside the usual hook clasp, pin backs, hairpins and more. This is geared toward people who don't make traditional metal jewelry, although jewelers can benefit from this workshop. For those who have a torch, ways of balling up wire for delightful headpins and ear wires will be shown. Low-tech ways of cleaning and polishing findings will be covered. Also, the use of a small rotary tumbler will be demonstrated.
Thursdays, through 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.
Friday, June 17, 5:30-8:30pm - Byzantine Knot Bracelet, with Deb Fairchild
The Byzantine chain is a classic chain maille technique, using jump rings to create a series of "knots" that work up into a decorative and elegant bracelet. This technique is easy to learn and fun to make, with many possibilities for variations and embellishment.
Saturday, June 18, 10am-12noon - Tweens 'n Teens Craft Club: Say What?, with Kim DeLutis
Kids can say anything they like with this simple framed yarn art for their room. Craft Club for Tweens 'n Teens meets once a month to create something awesome. Materials and snacks included in fee. Call ahead to register. Limited to 10 students, ages 11+
Wednesdays, through 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.
Thursdays, June 23-July 14 - Guided Open Session
Jean Matray meets weekly with students to work independently on their projects, advising on design and technical issues. New topics of interest will be suggested for the group to learn as a whole including bezel setting, complex soldering, hinges, moving parts, cold connections and etching. The group will select which topic they would like to explore together during the session. Students are encouraged to discuss projects and learn from one another as well. Students may supply their own material for projects or materials may be provided at additional cost.
Fridays, through 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, through 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.
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.
Dates will vary throughout the summer - Expressive Drawing Classes
Students (ages 6-10) are encouraged to create free-form spontaneous drawings through selected music pieces. Other exercises include portraits and basic illustration techniques. Each child presents and discusses his/her art and the class is ripe with good humor, enthusiasm and fun. The classes are facilitated by visual artist Rick Hunt and his wife Carolyn, who together are known throughout New England as Laughing Couple Interactive Storytelling. As a performance artist Rick spontaneously illustrates improvisational murals for his wife Carolyn who is a professional storyteller. Limited to 10 students per class. Call for more information and to sign up. Materials included in fee.
WREN Local Works & the Gallery at WREN
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 email@example.com.
Seeking Artists for the 2012 Gallery Season
The Gallery at WREN is now accepting applications for the 2012 season. Deadline to apply is September 1; the application can be downloaded at www.wrencommunity.org/2012application-show.pdf. Questions about the Gallery? Email Kristine at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 869-9736 x23.
Exhibiting through June 20 in The Gallery: North Country Scenes & Seasons
The exhibit features watercolors, oils and acrylic paintings by Cheryl Johnson. Sponsored by Emily Herzig Floral Studio. www.CherylJohnsonArt.com
Saturday, May 28, 10am-2pm - Bethlehem Farmers Market Opens... Live music by Jennifer Corkins
This summer, vendors will sell locally grown or produced goods at the Bethlehem or Berlin Local Works Farmers Markets. For more information or to participate as a vendor, call WREN. www.wrencommunity.org/localworks/2011LocalWorksFarmersRules_Contract.pdf
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.
White Mountain School Cultural Events Series
Great Hall of the White Mountain School
371 West Farm Road, Bethlehem (603) 444-2928
Wednesdays, June 1-July 6, 6:30-8:30pm - The Nitty Gritty Theater Group Adult Acting Class
This fun, supportive class, taught by Becky Cummings, will explore theatrical storytelling using the voice, body and imagination. Acting can enhance important communication skills used outside the theater. Gain confidence in public speaking. Participants will work towards short scenes to present to invited family and friends. Beginners most welcome. Offered by The Nitty Gritty Theater Group... digging up the dirt on humanity... keeping it real through the art of artifice. Contact Becky to register: (603) 892-9199 or email@example.com. For more information about Becky, please visit www.createcolaborateconnect.com
17th Annual Fields of Lupine Festival
Franconia Notch Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 780, Franconia (603) 823-5661
The communities of Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Littleton and Lisbon join together to showcase this colorful pageant, paying homage to the annual blossoming of this captivating wildflower. A few of the Fields of Lupine Festival events include: Tours of local inns, concerts, art shows, photo contest, seminars, exhibits, cooking workshops, horse-drawn wagon rides, open-air market with musical performances each weekend.
The Fields of Lupine TourBook is the ticket to many Festival events. It includes a map of local Lupine fields, a day-by-day listing of all events, and information about the businesses and the specials they have to offer. For the full schedule and to purchase the Lupine Tour Book, call or visit the website. For more information regarding participation or support of the events, contact Brenda Aldrich at 823-8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ARTS Gallery Exhibits, Events & Classes
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 email@example.com or (603) 838-6797.
To register for classes, or for more information, please contact Kathy Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5 - Fields of Lupine Art Show
As part of the Annual Lupine Festival, exhibits, demonstrations and sale of art and crafts. Held at the Crapo Building, Main Street, Sugar Hill. 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. 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 email@example.com or (603) 838-6675.
Wednesday, June 15, 5:30pm - Basket Weaving Classes
Take a class, bring home a basket. Class size limited; call the Gallery to sign up in advance. Third Wednesday of every month.
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.
Saturday, June 4, 9am-1pm - Plant Sale
Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19, 10am-4pm - Celebrating Fields of Lupine Festival
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.
Saturday, June 4, 12noon-4pm - Scrabble Club (meets the first Saturday of the month)
Mondays, June 6 & 20, 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.
Mondays, 11am - Story Time (all ages are welcome)
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.
Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in NH's North Country
Saturday, June 4, 1-3pm
Littleton Community Center lawn
120 Main Street, Littleton (603) 868-2485
Celebration of local authors. Meet the authors, the cover artist, Amy Delventhal, and enjoy music by North Country fiddler Patrick Ross. Free and open to the public. Funded in part by the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Presented in collaboration with the Arts Alliance of Northern NH, which is working with partners throughout the state on events celebrating the Weeks Act Centennial. Held in the annex in case of rain. For more information, call Kay Morgan at (603) 868-2485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sugar Hill Historic Museum Exhibits & Events
Fridays & Saturdays, June 3-October 10, 11am-3pm
Sugar Hill Meeting House
Route 117, Main Street, Sugar Hill (603) 823-5336 or 823-5275
Exhibits in the Carriage Barn Gallery and Thoma Gallery. Main Showroom Exhibit: Sugar Hill Blooms, Sweet Peas to Maple Trees. Genealogy Library, Cobleigh Tavern Kitchen, Sleigh Shed (Bette Davis Sleigh), Gift Shop. Free admission; donations welcome. Special tours by appointment, call 823-8431.
Sunday, June 5 - Fields of Lupine Festival Concert: The Pine Hill Singers
Choral ladies group, featuring songs that were On Stage. Free and open to the public; donations are welcome. The Pine Hill singers support a scholarship fund for graduating seniors pursuing further education in music.
Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12, 10am-4pm - Lupine Festival Open-Air Market
Features an array of home-made foods, candles, kitchen products, folk crafts, photography, pottery, jewelry, art, luncheon entrees and tastings from local inn chefs. Demonstrations abound among the crafters, including wool spinning, woodcarving, Polish paper cutting, basket making, handcrafts, traditional and contemporary beadwork, and much more throughout the weekend. Entertainment includes Jose Duddy on Saturday at 1:30pm and Back Shed String Band on Sunday at 1:30pm. There will be workshops/seminars at the market from 10am-12noon each day on local history, nature and just plain fun stuff. Check the 2011 Lupine Festival Tour Guide Book and Harman's Cheese and Country Store's website (www.harmanscheese.com/lupine.html) for schedules all weekend. Held rain or shine.
Tuesday, June 14, 7:30-9pm - 2nd Annual Swing & Sweets
A special evening of signature desserts prepared by fine chefs of local restaurants and inns and a concert by Swing North Big Band, an 18-piece "Basie style" band with full orchestration (five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets, piano, guitar, bass, drums and vocals) that has been swinging in the North Country for over 30 years and is still providing the finest in swing era dance music with arrangements from Count Basie and Glen Miller to Maynard Ferguson and Sammy Nestico.
NH Center for Nonprofits Upcoming Programs
Tuesday, June 7, 2-5pm
Littleton Community Center
120 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-5711 or (603) 225-1947 (workshop information)
A Strategic Approach to Grants - Do You Have a Smart Yearly Plan for Grant Seeking?
Discuss ways to put together and execute a smart strategy for all an organization's grant writing efforts. In this seminar, Mary Ellen Jackson, who has written more than 300 grant proposals, will provide insights into the best use of grant funds and the New Hampshire and national grant environment. She will also cover ways to set up a grant office, research and identify appropriate grants, deliver a well-crafted proposal, and forge a partnership with funders.
Pollyanna Festival: Glad to be in Littleton!
Saturday, June 11
Pollyanna of Littleton New Hampshire, Inc
Throughout town, Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-5741
The Annual Celebration & Festivities: welcome wave, annual group photo, rub Pollyanna's hightop shoe for luck... plus, lots of time to be glad, be cheerful, and eat cake. Visit New Hampshire's Most Welcoming Attraction - Pollyanna of Littleton in her welcoming pose at the Library. Tour the Museum - Pollyanna Attic Room at Historic Thayer's Inn, Main Street. Visit Littleton Historical Society Museum for memorabilia and genealogy of Littleton-born author, Eleanor Hodgman Porter. Open by appointment; call 444-6435. Held the second Saturday in June each year.
Friday, June 17, 7:30pm
Franconia Town Hall
421 Main Street, Franconia
For more information, contact email@example.com
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.
Lisbon Farmers Market
Saturdays, June 18-October 15, 9am-12noon
Just north of the village center
North Main Street, Route 302, Lisbon (603) 838-2200
The Lisbon Main Street program hosts the Lisbon Farmers Market. Anyone who is thinking about being a vendor can call or email and let organizers know what products are available, and receive a registration form. Vendor forms also available on the website.
Summer Concerts & Events on the Dow
Gazebo on the Dow Field
Franconia (603) 991-8925 (Kim)
Concerts are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Bring a blanket, a friend and enjoy the music.
Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19 - Fields of Lupine Festival Open-Air Market
Many crafters, artisans and market vendors will be offering displays, demonstrations, home-made, home-baked specialties, as well as traditional festival fare and entertainment in the Gazebo. The Bramble Jam performs on Saturday at 1:30pm; free and open to the public, donations are welcome. Information and Lupine Guide books will be available at the Welcome Center directly across the field.
Author Readings and Summer Poetry Programs Registration at The Frost Place
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.
Sunday, June 19, 3:30-5pm - The Frost Place, in collaboration with the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place & Culture will host a reading by Franconia area authors whose work appears in the new anthology Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire's North Country. Cover artist Amy Delventhal will display her paintings and refreshments will be served. The reading will take place in the Holt Barn at the Frost Place, and is part of the Lupine Festival in Franconia, June 18 & 19. For more information, contact Kay Morgan, (603) 868-2485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up Now for Summer Poetry Programs
Mailing applications early, and call with questions.
June 26-30 - The Conference on Poetry and Teaching
For teachers (and those who may be teaching soon) who want to improve their ability to teach poetry, the Conference allows teachers and practicing poets to come together to that end. The Conference is, at once, practical in its attention to how to do it and inspiring in its attention to the great force of poetry. www.frostplace.org/html/conference-teaching.html
July 7-13 - The Festival and Conference on Poetry
An extraordinary opportunity to spend seven days immersing oneself in poetry. Small workshops will allow for generous feedback on each person's work. Daily craft classes and talks will bring context to the workshops, and evening readings will be at Robert Frost's barn. www.frostplace.org/html/festival_intro.html
August 7-12 - The Advanced Seminar
Make art with words... not in a cloister, but in the middle of the noisy marketplace of everything else going on in the world. Celebrate and challenge each other as writers and people, and catch the tailwind of Frost and the other poets who found this mountain a lucky place to work, think, feel, breathe and be. www.frostplace.org/html/seminar.html
Littleton Public Library Programs & Events
Tuesday-Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm
92 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-5741
Tuesday, June 21, 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.
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
Tuesdays, June 21-August 2, 10-11am - Summer Reading Program Activities: One World, Many Stories
Each week will feature a different country, with stories, crafts and games. Children will have the opportunity to check out books and keep a reading log to win lots of great prizes.
Saturdays, 10am-12noon - Sit 'N' Knit
Bring your current knitting or crocheting project to work on, ask others for help, and share your completed projects. All abilities are welcome. Free and open to the public.
Register now for Woodland Community School Camp at Meadowstone Farm
Woodland Community School
809 Brook Road, Bethlehem (603) 444-1221
www.woodlandcommunityschool.org & www.meadowstonenh.com
Woodland Community School and Meadowstone Farm join to host this summer's Woodland Farm Camp. Campers will jump into five days of fun and exploration at Meadowstone Farm using the Woodland Community School model. Some activities your child may do include milking goats and making cheese, hiking to a swimming hole, harvesting and cooking with farm vegetables. Self motivated interests will help direct your child's day. Campers will gain an understanding and appreciation of where our food comes from and the connection between themselves and a community of others.
Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 8:30am-12noon - For ages 4-5
Monday-Friday, August 1-5, 8:30am-3pm - For ages 9-11
Monday-Friday, August 8-12, 8:30am-3pm - For ages 6-8
Campers will be provided with healthy snacks and drink, but must pack their own lunch. For registration and information, contact Joanna Boisseau, email@example.com or (802) 274-9422.
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
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.
Register Now for Fiddlesticks Art Studio Classes
Bethlehem (603) 444-6321
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Always welcoming ongoing enrollment; call or email for class schedule and to register.
Fairbanks Museum Exhibits and Presentations
Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT (802) 748-2372
Saturdays & Sundays, 1:30pm - Planetarium Shows
The Planetarium has been guiding people through the galaxy for half a century. Take a tour of the stars and planets in Vermont's only public planetarium.
Live Music at Cannon
Cannon Mountain View Tavern
729 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (800) 823-9577
Bringing the best bands above Boston to the North Country
Performances, Films & Events at Catamount Arts
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
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
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 www.ElevateTheVibe.com.
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.
Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm and by chance or appointment
In the Tannery Marketplace
111 Saranac Street, Littleton (603) 444-6266
For more information, contact NotchArts@myfairpoint.net
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.
Waterville Valley Recreation Department Programs & Events
3 Noon Peak Road, Waterville Valley (603) 236-4695
Saturday, May 28, 8am - Casting for Kirby Fishing Derby at Corcoran's Pond
Be sure to visit the Rey Center's Pond Life Exhibit while you try to catch KIRBY, the legendary un-catchable lunker of Corcoran Pond.
Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public Library
Monday-Friday, 12noon-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159
Exhibiting through May - Quiet Moments - Local photographer Leslie Inman
The Friends are raffling off 4 tickets to the July 10th NASCAR race in Loudon. Tickets can be purchased at the Library. The drawing will be at the Plant Sale.
The Library is currently seeking donations of plants and gardening tools/accessories for its upcoming Plant Sale, before May 27. The library is willing to help donors dig up their plants. For information, contact the Library, Roz Lowen at 745-3604, or www.friendsoflincolnlibrary.org.
Thursday, May 26, 4pm & 7pm - Free Monthly Movie Night: 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. Fourth Thursday of the month.
Saturday, May 28, 9am-2pm - Friends of Lincoln Library Spring Plant Sale
Annuals, perennials, vegetables, houseplants, bird houses and much more. Profits benefit the Lincoln Public Library's Programs
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.
Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities
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.
Sign up Now for Summer Camps: July 5-9 - Family Camp; July 25-29, 9am-12noon - Young Artist Camp; August 1-5, 9am-12noon - Youth Eco-Art Camp
Saturday, May 28 - Be sure to visit the Rey Center's Pond Life Exhibit at the Kirby Fishing Derby, at Corcoran's Pond.
Saturday, May 28, 9-11pm - Astronomy & Stargazing
Join a McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center educator to learn about current celestial events and objects in the night sky. The morning will begin with an indoor presentation and then, weather permitting, the group will head outside to set up telescopes to view stars, planets, galaxies and more. Adults and families with children ages 8+. Program held rain or starshine. Advance registration requested.
Saturdays and Sunday, May 29, 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.
Sunday, May 29, 6:30 - Art Gallery Opening Reception: Artists That Teach - Share the Passion
Featuring an eclectic mix of media by area art instructors celebrating New Hampshire's pristine landscapes. The exhibit includes monotype prints and oils by Maryellen Sakura, oils by Nancy Griswold, acrylic, oils and pastels by DJ Geribo, blocktype prints by Annette Mitchell, and watercolors by Shirley Fitzgerald. Artists will be present to answer questions and refreshments will be served. A portion of proceeds from all art sales benefits the Rey Center's art and science education programs. No charge to attend, donations welcome. Exhibit on display May 27-June 25. Besides Saturdays, also open Sunday, May 29, 10am-5pm.
Monday, May 30, 9am-3pm - Garden Volunteer Day
Volunteer at the Curious George Cottage to help build the garden beds for the Mary Bierbrier Community Gardens and fill them with loam and compost. Lunch will be provided. Bring work gloves and a cordless drill if available. Groups are welcome. Call if planning to attend.
Saturday, June 4, 9pm - 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.
Through June 15 - Discounted Tickets for Curious George Cottage Family Festival
August 13 & 14, features: Banana Pancake Breakfast with Curious George, Live music by Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, Live music: Rhythms & Songs of West Africa, BBQ lunch with Curious George & the Man with the Yellow Hat, Mad Science Show and Fun Station, "The Night Sky" planetarium shows, Community Eco-Art Project with artist Cynthia Robinson, Rocket launching, Traveling Barnyard, Children's games, Family nature discovery walk, StoryWalk featuring Elizabite by H.A. Rey, Curious George story time and cartoon viewing, Spaghetti Dinner with Curious George & the Man with the Yellow Hat
Friday, starting June 17, 8am - Valley Bird Walks
Bring binoculars for a wake-up stroll around the Valley. The group will take a different path each week and see how many species it can find. For adults & families with youth ages 14+.
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 email@example.com.
Lin-Wood Friends of Recreation Events & Programs
Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm (office hours)
Lin-Wood Recreation Department - Lincoln Town Office Building
Lincoln (603) 745-8673
Saturday, May 28, 9am-4pm - Annual Memorial Day Yard Sale
Help the Friends of Rec. The Recreation Department will pick up items in good condition that are no longer being used. Call today to arrange for a pick-up, or to deliver donated items. The Recreation Department reserves the right to refuse unusable items; no personal effects, please. Spaces are available for rent (vendors supply their own table). To reserve a space, for details, or to offer to help, please call Tara at the Recreation Department. Held at Lin-Wood School front field. Rain date: Sunday, May 29, 9am-4pm.
North Country Center for the Arts Papermill Theatre FlexPass
Papermill Theatre at Governor's Lodge, Loon Mountain
Main (Route 112) & South Mountain Roads, Lincoln (603) 745-6032
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
Old Man Monument Dedication Ceremony and Profile Awards
Sunday, June 12, 12noon
Peabody Lodge At Cannon Mountain
Franconia Notch State Park
The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund will hold two Grand Events this year - A Monument Dedication Ceremony at the Profile Lake Viewing Area and the Eighth Annual Profile Awards at Peabody Lodge. The Monument Dedication Ceremonies begins at the Profile Viewing Area with fanfare and music that echoes throughout the Notch, color guard procession, remembrance ceremony conducted by veterans and protective services of 9/11, remarks from Commissioner George Bald, President Dick Hamilton, dedication of a monument to veterans and the future involvement of veterans in Legacy Fund activities. The highlight of the ceremony will be the unveiling of the new Monument to the Old Man of the Mountain with Legacy Fund board members and sculptor Ron Magers. The second ceremony, the Seventh Annual Profile Awards, will be held at the Peabody Lodge. The Profile Awards are given annually as a way to memorialize the Old Man. Annual winners are chosen for their contributions to the state in preserving New Hampshire's land, heritage, culture, resources, traditions and history. The afternoon includes all the ceremonies, presentations, silent auction, special entertainment, food and cash beverage bar. All is free and open to the public.
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.
Thursday, June 16, 7pm - An Evening of Adventure with Motorcycle Traveler Ben Slavin
Over the course of 6 months, Ben Slavin rode his motorcycle 23,000 miles through 15 countries until he reached the southernmost city in the world - Ushuaia, Argentina. He documented the journey on his blog (www.AFewMoreMiles.com). Ben recently returned home from another 6 week ride south of the border, where he was filming an educational and inspirational how-to-guide for motorcycling in Mexico (www.MotorcycleMexico.com). Join Ben as he shares photos and stories from his amazing ride through Latin America.
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.
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.
Live Entertainment at Woodstock Station
Fridays & Saturdays, 9pm
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).
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
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.
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
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.
Friday, June 3, 7pm - The Pine Hill Singers
On Stage: Favorite melodies from Broadway, movies and light opera. Admission by donation.
Tuesdays, June 7-28, 1-3pm - Watercolor Class: Painting Floral Still Life
Participants will learn a variety of techniques to paint with watercolors effectively and create original works of art with Artist Kristine Lingle. All levels are welcome. Materials will be provided for the first class, at which time the instructor will advise students on supplies to purchase. Class size is limited to 10. To register, call or email Alumni Hall.
Tuesdays, June 7-28, 5:30-7:30pm - Watercolor Class: Landscapes
Participants will learn a variety of techniques to paint with watercolors effectively and create original works of art with Artist Kristine Lingle. All levels are welcome. Materials will be provided for the first class, at which time the instructor will advise students on supplies to purchase. Class size is limited to 10. To register, call or email Alumni Hall.
Friday, June 10, 5-7pm - Exhibition Opening: Country Scenes, Watercolors by Eddie Norcross
New Hampshire artist Eddie Norcross explores the folk art tradition with watercolor landscapes of the valleys and mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont and the flora and fauna found there. Free & open to the public. Exhibiting June 3-28.
Sunday, June 19, 2pm - Classicopia
The ensemble will feature mezzo-soprano Erma Mellinger in A Mid-Summer's Night Dream. Songs about spring, summer, night and dreams with music by Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin and other great American songwriters. Includes short talks about each piece that is to be performed. For more information on Classicopia, please visit www.classicopia.org. Tickets can be reserved by calling Alumni Hall, by email, or purchased at the door.
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Gibson House Bed and Breakfast
Route 10 and Court Street, Haverhill Corner (603) 989-3125 or (800) 989-2150
Whether one is an aspiring artist or an experienced art instructor, the Gibson House is the perfect place to be inspired. All of the artists are based in NYC or New England and have significant local followings. The website's workshop page has additional information for each workshop, as well as special pricing for day students (people in the Upper Valley). Please call or email with any questions or comments.
Monday & Tuesday, June 20 & 21, 10am-5pm and Wednesday, June 22, 9am-1pm - Bold Botanicals: Flowers in Graphite
Join botanical artist and natural science illustrator, Mindy Lighthipe, to learn how flowers can be broken down into basic shapes, making them easier to draw. Students learn proportion, measuring, surface contour, value and lighting, and composition to create a drawing that is ready for color. Through demonstrations, lectures, critiques and hands-on exercises students are guided through the steps necessary to complete a tonal graphite drawing. Beginners to advanced artists are welcome. There will be critiques, slides shows and time to relax and have fun.
Wednesday, June 22, 1-5pm and Thursday & Friday, June 23 & 24, 10am-5pm - Bold Botanicals: Flowers in Watercolor
Join botanical artist and natural science illustrator, Mindy Lighthipe, and learn a watercolor technique rendered in two layers: the first layer is applied with lots of water and paint and "sculpted" to create three-dimensions. The second layer is applied with dry brush and creates fine detail. Through demonstrations, lectures, critiques and hands-on exercises students are guided through the steps necessary for a successful watercolor. Beginners to advanced artists are welcome. There will be critiques, slides shows and time to relax and have fun.
Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & Events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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.
Artistic Roots Center Classes, Exhibits & Featured Artists
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas or questions about materials.
Thursdays, May 26 and 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.
Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 9am-5pm - Flower Power Fundraiser
Huge fundraising yard, barn and perennial plant sale. Anyone who wants to donate items for the sale may drop them off at the Artistic Roots Gallery. Cash donations are also welcome and may be sent to Artistic Roots, PO Box 211, Plymouth, NH 03264. Held at the Nold Gallery, 85 Main Street, Ashland.
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 email@example.com.
Tuesdays, June 7-28, 1-4pm - Painting Landscapes In Oils
A series of oil painting classes, offered by award-winning oil painter, Cam Sinclair, for both beginning and advanced students, with the focus on painting the landscape as subject matter. A variety of techniques and mediums will be explored, with a short demo at the beginning of each class. Limited to 8 adults.
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 designer 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.
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
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.
May 26 - Season Ending Storytelling Gala
Six different storytellers will be spinning yarns after dinner, including Marion Posner's various character portrayals of life in the British Isles, Jo Putnam's mid-Western cowgirl stories, Debra Ballou's musical folktales, poems, fairy tales & Native American stories, Andy Davis' stories of footloose adventure & multicultural folktales, Ed Fayle playing folk guitar & blues harmonica with his campfire stories, and David Neufeld combining character acting, illusion and a mixed-up sense of humor, myth & lyricism.
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.
May 27 - Jill Ducsai - Sandwich rock 'n roll singer and folk
June 3 - Sweet Life Revue - featuring Roger Sorlien, Katie O'Connell, Chris Buerk & Rachel Sorlien performing folk & Celtic songs with voice, guitar, fiddle and mandolin
June 10 - Julia Velie - local singer, songwriter and guitarist
June 17 - "Dangerous Folksinger" Doug Hazard
Pease Public Library Programs & Events
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm
1 Russell Street, Plymouth (603) 536-2616
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.
Mondays, June 6 & 20, 7pm - Community Knitting Group
Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. First & third Mondays each month. Contact: Nancy Conklin 536-4499
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.
Tuesday, June 14, 7pm - New Hampshire's Grange Movement: Its Rise, Triumphs and Decline
The development of the Grange movement in the state 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, it 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. A NH Humanities program, presented by Steve Taylor, this program is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, June 15, 7pm - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Details the year the author and her family committed to eating only what they could grow or purchase locally. Engaging and highly entertaining. Discussion led by Mary Hays, author and independent scholar.
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.
Happenings at D Acres Farm
D Acres of NH Organic Farm & Educational Homestead
218 Streeter Woods Road, Dorchester (603) 786-2366
Friday, May 27, 10am-12noon - Writing Group with Ivy Page (all levels & styles are welcome)
Friday, May 27, 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, May 28, 8am-5pm - Introduction to Blacksmithing
Join blacksmith and Thornton resident, Steve Ash, and learn to use fire, anvil and hammer to shape metal into functional tools or decorative items. Please preregister, limited space. Lunch included in fee.
Saturday, May 28, 9am-4pm - Orchard Workshop, with Michael Phillips
Learn the importance of holistic management and nutrition for fruit trees and woodsy berries. This hands-on workshop will focus on identifying possible insect and disease problems in the orchard. Location: Maple Frost Farm, 277 Holder Road, Langdon, NH. Preregistration required, contact: Jack Mastrianni (603) 835-6488 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on NOFA-NH visit nofanh.org
Sunday, May 29, 10am-4pm - Volunteer Day
Join the D Acres' staff and plow into winter work at the farm. Lunch included.
Wednesday, June 1 - What is Permaculture? at the Dover Friends Meeting House
Friday, June 3 - First Friday Pizza & a Movie
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, June 4, 10am-12noon - D Acres Composting Methodology
Saturday, June 4, 10am-3pm - Pemi-Baker Local Food Fare at Prospect Hall, PSU
Saturday, June 4, 1-3pm - D Acres Gardening System, with Josh
Sunday, June 5, 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.
Thursday, June 9, 5:30pm - Cooking with the Seasons, with Regina
Saturday, June 11, 9-11am - Yoga Seminar: Focus on the Spine, with Abigail Rose
Saturday, June 11, 10am-12noon - D Acres Tree Identification
Learn the trees of the Northern Forest and the global varieties grown at D Acres.
Saturday, June 18, 1-3pm - Homescale Pig Raising
Saturday, June 18, 6-9pm - On the Common Good Mood Food at Mark's Cafe, Club & Eatery (formerly Junkyard Dawgs). Some great local seasonal soup and bread. Live entertainment: Blue Ribbon All Stars. Third Saturday each month.
Sunday, June 19 - Father Day Special: Treehouse Building Workshop
Tour the D Acres treehouses to learn the trials and errors of over a decade of living in the trees.
Sunday, June 19, 1-3pm - Free Summer Solstice Plant Walk, with Sarah Wall
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.
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 individual 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.
Saturdays, May 28 and June 4, 11 & 18, 6-10:30pm - Moose and Bear Tours
Travel to the North Country for an evening of moose and black bear watching, and visit a special place where mother black bears graze 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.
Wednesday, June 1, 9:30-10:30am - Color Coded Messages
Nature talks with color - some colors help to hide, some say danger, still others mean welcome. Parents and kids explore the natural world of color (age 3 & under). Adult must accompany children at no charge.
Friday, June 3, 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.
Saturday, June 4, 6-8am and 8-9:30am - Breeding Bird Census
Join Senior Naturalist Dave Erler for the Science Center's annual breeding bird population census and learn to identify some of the area's resident birds. Early risers meet at 6am to help scan the skies or join in at 8am to complete the census. No reservations required. Appropriate for age 10 and up.
Sunday, June 5, 9:30am-4:30pm (last admission at 3:30pm) - Turtle Day
Bring the family to see live turtles, learn and participate in turtle crafts and games. Turtle Day events include: 11am-1pm - Make "Turtle" crafts to take home. 11am & 3pm - Hear Naturalist Margaret Gillespie tell a children's story about turtles. After the story, meet a live turtle up close. 12noon-2pm - Climb into a Giant Turtle Shell and play a Turtle Game: "Why did the turtle cross the road?" 1pm - Attend a Turtle Talk to learn about these amazing reptiles. Take a Turtle Quiz and enter a drawing to win a prize.
Tuesday, June 7, 7pm - Author Visit: Nationally-Acclaimed Bird Authors, Don and Lillian Stokes
Don and Lillian will present their newest work, The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America, taking everyone behind the scenes into what's involved in producing a work of this magnitude and teach participants how to fast-forward their bird identification skills. They will also show favorite photos of New Hampshire birds from the book, including birds of the Lakes Region, and share their stories, followed by a book signing. No charge to attend but reservations are required.
Saturday, June 11, 9am-1pm - Kirkwood Gardens Day
Gain inspiration from Kirkwood Gardens and find beautiful additions for one's own. Fine perennials & plants from a prestigious New England nursery, expert opinions & advice from knowledgeable local gardeners, garden collectibles & treasures, Silent Auction of desirable plants & garden-related items. Vendors include Jane Philippi with South African handmade table linens, pottery by Diane Coveny, bird carvings by John Harris, Kevin Bragg with herbs and hand-painted lamp shades, and night lights by Nancy Benjamin. Drinks, sandwiches and baked goods available. Cost: free; No reservations required; all ages.
Sunday, June 12, 1-2:30pm - Hooray for Trees
Learn how trees are different from other plants, how trees grow, and why they are important to humans and other animals. Review the parts of a tree through an indoor introduction, then go outside for hands-on activities. Seek out examples of different trees and explore the interrelationships between trees and other living things. In conclusion, meet an animal that directly depends on trees. Participants will be given a tree to take home to plant and watch it grow. For families.
Sunday, June 19, 9:30am-4:30pm (last admission at 3:30pm) - Father's Day at SLNSC
All Dads enjoy free admission to the Gephart Exhibit Trail on Father's Day with another paid admission. No reservations required.
Tuesdays, through 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.
Daily, through 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.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 11:30am - Otter Enrichment at the River Otter Exhibit
Campton Historical Society Programs and Events
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
NH Route 175, Campton Hollow (603) 538-5140 or (603) 536-1077
Saturday, May 28, 7:30pm - Music in the Spring: The Mardin and Thompson Boys
They will be playing a "jam session" type show, a mix of country and some bluegrass. These musicians are accomplished players of many instruments. Ham and Bean Supper from 6-7pm. The supper and concert are limited seating events. Advance purchase (dinner) is recommended by calling Paul Yelle at 536-5995. Free concert; donations are gratefully accepted.
Monday, June 20, 7pm - The Old Man of the Mountain: Substance and Symbol
The story of the Old Man of the Mountain is a story of New Hampshire itself, reflecting our 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. This presentation by Maggie Stier 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; free and open to the public. Contact: Judy Landry, (603) 726-3081
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.
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, May 29, June 5, 12 & 19, 2-4pm - Surface Design, with Ramona Helf
Explore a variety of timeless fabric surface techniques. Create an article that may be used in a variety of ways. Students will take home a finished piece that may be used for pillows, balsam bags, wall hangings, pin cushions or hand bags. Techniques will include illustrative embroidery, piecing, patchwork, decorative stitches, edging, lace, beading, cross stitch. Space is limited so call or email to reserve your seat.
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.
Wednesday, June 1, 1pm - Monthly Writing Class meets the first Wednesday each month
Monday, June 6, 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.
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
Happenings at the Ashland Town Library
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 1-7pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-2pm
41 Main Street & Route 132, Ashland
Thursday, June 2 - Summer Reading Program Sign-Up Begins
Friday, June 3, 10:30-11:30am - Preschool 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.
Thursday, June 16, 7pm - Friends of the Library Meeting
Saturdays, 12noon-2pm - Knitting & Crocheting Classes
Bring a project or come for instruction to learn. Classes are free and open to all abilities.
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: Kate@WinniPlayhouse.com.
No classes will be held on Memorial Day, May 30.
Saturday, June 4, 1-4pm - Audition Workshop: "God I hope I get it!"
Want to nail that next audition? Then join Bryan Halperinfor an informative and hands-on workshop on mastering the art of the audition. Participants learn practical tips and tricks of the trade such as selecting, studying and performing a monologue and receive invaluable feedback on their current auditioning skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursdays, through June 9, 4-5pm - Creating a Character, with Neil Pankhurst
How are fully-rounded and believable characters created? 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.
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.
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.
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
PSU & Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & Events
Plymouth State University & Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth (603) 535-5000 (PSU Main Switchboard) or 535-2787 (Silver Center Box Office)
www.thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu & www.plymouth.edu/silver
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 www.plymouth.edu/graduate/heritage/historic_preservation_certificate.html.
Saturday, June 4, 10am-4pm - Pemi-Baker Local Food Fare
Come celebrate the tastes of this region. Fun for the family. Cosponsored by Local Foods Plymouth & PAREI (Plymouth Area Energy Initiative). Held at PSU Prospect Hall
Silver Center for the Arts events:
Ticket sales begin on Monday, June 6 for summer Children's Theatre events.
Silver Center events resume in late June.
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.
Saturday, June 4, 7pm - 4th Annual Katherine Brunelle Memorial Concert
The professional 35-piece orchestra will be performing Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A major; Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor (Janet Jacobson, violin); World Premiere Composition - Immemorial - commissioned for Brunelle concert by recent Leonard Bernstein Award and Frederick Fennell Prize recipient, Joshua Hummel. Also a Silent Auction. Proceeds to benefit the Lincoln Woodstock Rotary Club Scholarship Program. For more information, to donate items to the auction, and ticket purchase, please contact Doug Moorhead at (603) 348-8712, the Flying Monkey or the Lincoln Woodstock Rotary Club at (603) 745-8200.
Crosscut: A Spoken Documentary
Wednesday, June 8, 7pm
Quincy Bog Natural Area
131 Quincy Bog Road, Rumney
Using oral histories, Rebecca Rule recreates the voices of North Country people and uses new and vintage photos to tell the story of logging, the Berlin Mills, and life in the Androscoggin Valley from the beginnings of the logging industry in the 1800s through the boom years and on to the demolition of the stacks in 2007, marking the end of an era. Through the stories of individuals, a picture of a rich culture emerges. Audience members will be invited to share their own stories and discuss the logging and paper industries and the special place north of the notches. A NH Humanities Council program; free and open to the public. Contact: Betty Jo Taffe, (603) 786-2553
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art Exhibits
Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm
69 Maple Street (Route 113N), Center Sandwich (603) 284-7728
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery exhibits work in all media by regional and national artists. Works on paper, sculpture, painting, monotypes, objects and installations are on exhibit in a barn dating back to 1825. Free shipping for all work bought from the website.
Saturday, June 11, 5-7pm - Opening Reception: Bunty Walsh Retrospective
During the month of June, the Gallery will concentrate on the art of printmaking. The opening exhibit will be a retrospective featuring the etchings and lithographs of Sandwich artist Bunty Walsh (1927-2005). Artist and storyteller, Bunty Walsh's work exudes charm. Her etchings and lithographs encompass subject matter from Sandwich lore to historical studies. Ever ready to experiment with new technique and new ideas, the generous use of lyrical line breathes life into her compositions... nymphs, horses and figures dance across her paper. Landscapes depict Squam Lake and the town of Sandwich. Everyone is welcome and especially those who remember Bunty, her humor and energy will always be remembered. Exhibiting Memorial Day weekend through month of June.
White Mountain Study Group
Monday, June 13, 6-8:30pm
Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
101 Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth (603) 536-8908
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 email@example.com. Also, Suzanne Schwartz at (603) 726-8676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakes Region Big Band Music & Dance Lessons
Thursday, June 16, 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.
Center Sandwich Gallery Walks
Friday, June 17, 5-7pm
Corner House Inn, 22 Main Street www.cornerhouseinn.com
Surroundings Art Gallery, 12 Main Street www.surroundingsartgallery.com
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, 69 Maple Street (Route 113) www.patricialaddcarega.com
Sandwich Home Industries, 32 Main Street www.nhcrafts.org/localsites/center-sandwich.htm
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6888 or 284-7728 or 284-6831 or 284-6219
Make an evening of visiting the wonderful galleries of historic Sandwich and fine dining at the Corner House Inn (see descriptions under individual listings). Refreshments will be served at the galleries. Visiting all three galleries entitles partcipants to a discount at the Corner House Inn, featuring this evening live music night in the pub. Sponsored by Surroundings Art Gallery, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Sandwich Home Industries and the Corner House Inn.
Little Church Theater Performances & Events
Little Church Theater and Art Gallery
Route 113, opposite the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness (603) 968-2250
Tuesday, June 21, 7pm - Opening Night: On Golden Pond
The Little Church Theater is pleased to open it season this summer on the first day of summer with On Golden Pond. Champagne Reception with actors and director & playwright, Ernest Thompson, immediately following the performance at The Squam Lake Inn.
Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays, June 22-July 3, 2pm - Matinee Performance: On Golden Pond
Wednesday, June 22, 8pm - Actors' Night
Calling all actors, non-actors or anyone interested in acting, come see On Golden Pond and participate in a conversation about the art of acting with the director & playwright, Ernest Thompson.
Thursday, June 23, 8pm - Writers' Night
This evening includes a performance of On Golden Pond and a discussion with the writer regarding how On Golden Pond developed into a story known in 27 languages and presented in 41 countries.
Ashland Historical Society Museums & Presentations
July & August, 1-4pm (and by appointment)
Whipple House Museum at 14 Pleasant Street, Ashland
Pauline E. Glidden Toy Museum at 49 Main Street (Routes 3 & 25), Ashland
Railroad Station Museum at 69 Depot Street (Route 132), Ashland
During the summer: Whipple House Museum is open on Wednesdays & Fridays. Glidden Toy Museum is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. The Railroad Station Museum is open on Saturdays. Free to the public.
During the spring, summer and fall, the Society sponsors programs on local, regional and state history, as well as special events. All programs are open to the public free of charge.
Thursday, June 23, 7pm - 100 Years of Professional Land Management in the White Mountain National Forest, presented by Roger Boyer at the Railroad Station Museum
Sandwich Historical Society Events & Research
Wednesday-Saturday, June 30-October 2, 10am-4pm
Sandwich Historical Society museums, archives & library
4 Maple Street, Center Sandwich (603) 284-6269
The Sandwich Historical Society museums consist of the 1849 Elisha Marston House which displays antique furnishings, archives and a library, and the Quimby Barn Museum which features transportation and farm equipment. Self-guided and guided tours available.
Surroundings Art Gallery - New England Art
Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm; January-May, By chance or appointment only
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 www.surroundingsart.com/html/summer_workshops.html
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
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)
Corner of Routes 49 & 3, West Campton (603) 726-3108
Everyone is invited to show off their talent at this open mic.
Veggie Art Girl Boutique
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.aannh.org