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June 26 - July 10
COLEBROOK AREA (including Pittsburg & Errol)

Errol Heritage Commission Historical Display
Monday, 9-11am; Tuesday, 5-7:30pm; Thursday 8:30-11am
Errol Town Hall (first floor)
33 Main Street, Errol (603) 482-3884 (Deb Freedman)

The public is invited to enjoy an old photo display, a peek into the rich historic past of the area.

The Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in Errol Town Hall (year-round). Open to the public.

Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents...
Great North Woods Committee for the Arts
Various locations, including Tillotson Center at 14 Carriage Lane (next to the post office, Route 26) in Colebrook
(603) 246-8998 or (603) 237-9302

Presenting the communities of the Great North Woods with opportunities to experience the musical, cultural and performing arts. Funds raised by concerts help the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts (GNWCA) continue its ongoing mission of bringing the arts to the Great North Woods. For more information on the GNWCA, as well as a schedule of upcoming concerts, visit Facebook, the website or call.

GNWCA at the Country Club Concert Series
Diverse shows, hosted by GNWCA offer something for everyone: Canadian folk, good old rock and roll, foot-stompin' bluegrass and a St. Patrick's Day Celtic music bash. The Colebrook Country Club is located at 15 Abenaki Lane in Colebrook (237-5566).
Wednesday, June 21, 7pm - Don Roy Trio
The Don Roy Trio performs foot stompin’ traditional, old-timey fiddle music, featuring Maine’s own Don Roy on fiddle, his wife Cindy on piano and Jay Young on upright bass. The night will also feature some old-time step dancing.
Advance tickets are available at Fiddleheads (110 Main Street in Colebrook), as well as at the door on the night of the concert.

GNWCA Concerts at Monadnock Congregational Church
The beautiful Monadnock Congregational Church at 147 Main Street in Colebrook will be the setting of three top-drawer concerts this summer. Advance tickets are available at Fiddleheads (110 Main Street in Colebrook), online at, as well as at the door on the night of the concert.
Tuesday, July 11, 7pm - The Harp Twins
Identical twins Camille & Kennerly Kitt have a passion and flair for arranging and performing contemporary music for harp duet and perform internationally as a dynamic acoustic and electric rock/pop/contemporary harp duo. Mixing their virtuoso harp skills with their stunningly complex arrangements of rock, metal and soundtrack hits, including songs by artists ranging from Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith to the Eagles, The Beatles and Johnny Cash. The Harp Twins take electric harps and acoustic Concert Grand harps to unprecedented levels, smashing boundaries between different genres of music.
Saturday, July 29, 7pm - Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing
Acclaimed traditional and original bluegrass music, featuring Bob on banjo, guitar & vocals, his daughter Sarah Amos on vocals, Freeman Corey on fiddle, Gary Darling on mandolin & vocals, Steve Wright on guitar & vocals, and bassist Chris Cruger. The band puts on an entertaining high-energy show, with stellar harmonies, rock solid instrumentation, top-shelf original material, plus great new interpretations of some bluegrass classics.
Saturday, August 5, 7pm - Elisabeth Von Trapp
Elisabeth's grandfather, Baron Von Trapp, married Maria Von Trapp, and her aunts & uncles toured with them as the famous Trapp Family Singers, celebrated in "The Sound of Music." Today, third generation Elisabeth brings the music to new audiences with her stunning renditions of songs like “These Are A Few of My Favorite Things” and “Edelweiss.” Including in her concerts songs that keep the traditions of folk music alive, Elisabeth has created her own artistic style, at once ethereal and earthy, delicate and powerful. Listeners have likened her to Judy Collins and Loreena McKennitt.

Connecticut River Artisans Group Programs & Events
Select venues at various locations
North of Colebrook on Route 3, (603) 237-9302

The Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG) is a "grass-roots" organization consisting of visual artists and artisans from the Great North Woods region. The mission of the group is to promote the visual arts and provide support to new and established artists in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Southeastern Quebec. Members are able to participate in exhibits, receive reimbursement for conducting workshops, and be involved with other art-related activities sponsored by CRAG. Artists and artisans (photographers, quilters, wood carvers, basket makers, jewelers, etc.) wanting to exhibit should visit the website or call (802) 266-3687. Various workshops offered - check website or call for details.

Artists of the month exhibiting, featuring Michele Johnsen at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), Steve Bissionnette at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and Peggy Deyette is exhibiting at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. CRAG members Roxanne Herres, Francine Bigney and Pat Klinefelter are exhibiting their works of art the Interpretive Center in the NH Welcome Center just north of Colebrook. Additionally, CRAG members display at the CRAG Gallery at Fiddleheads in Colebrook. For more information about exhibits and schedules, please contact Michele Johnsen at 237-5500 or; Deb Sargent at (603) 538-6678 or; Fran Bigney at 237-5208 or

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

Friday & Saturday, July 22 & 23 - Stratford Art Show
Art Exhibit at the old train station in North Stratford from 4-7pm on Friday and from 12noon-4pm on Saturday. Open to the public Friday evenings in July and August. For more information, contact Sharon White at 603-636-2188.

Select Thursdays, 6pm - CRAG Meeting
Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) in the meeting room of the Indian Stream Health Center.

For more information, call or email Anne Sullivan, Administrative Director

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

Tillotson Center for the Arts
Closed Mondays/Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 1-3pm and at all events
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook (603) 237-8576

The Tillotson Center is the North Country's premier venue for community heritage, visual and performing arts. It features a heritage museum, a 171-­seat theater, and an art gallery where local artists can display and offer their works for sale. The building originally was the Carriage Barn for The Balsams Hotel stagecoach. After that, it became the hall for the Colebrook Grange. Today the Center is a state­-of­-the-­art facility for concerts, plays, movies, dances and community events. The Center is also available for weddings, family reunions, meetings and other rentals.

Exhibiting through August 24 - CRAG member Hans Klunder's Paintings
Hosted by Connecticut River Artisans Group (CRAG), admission to the Gallery is free

Saturday, June 24, 2pm - The Tilly Family Movies Series presents The Boss Baby
A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Concession will offer popcorn, drinks and snacks for purchase. Lobby opens at 1:30pm. Rated PG

Saturday, June 24, 7pm - Belle of the Fall
Tracy Walton and Julia Autumn Ford are Belle of the Fall. Two multi-instrumentalists with broad repertoires, band together in this endeavor to create folksy, but contemporary music. Their chemistry as a duo is infectiously fun and immediately apparent. General admission tickets are available online and at the door.

Thursday, June 29, 2pm - Treasure Island, presented by UNH Little Red Wagon Touring Company
Performing Treasure Island, University of New Hampshire's Little Red Wagon is a children's theatre summer touring troupe appropriate for families and children (PK-6th grade). There once was an old pirate who lived long ago. Before he died, he buried his loot on the mystical Treasure Island. Now on a fantastical journey with pirates and parrots, mutinies and storms, follow along as the adventure takes our young hero to places he never expected to go. Nominal admission at the door

Sunday, July 2, 7pm - Sunday on the Steinway
As a fundraiser for the Colebrook Historical Society, this concert features Susan Zizza, local musician and historian. Susan will play selections from Big Band favorites to Broadway musicals to Folk era ballads, including a sing-a-long.
Interwoven through the concert will be the story of the Steinway’s journey to the Tillotson Center and historical tidbits from these musical eras, musical geniuses of the 20th century, such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter, as well as the minds fueling the golden age of musicals, including Rodgers and Hammerstein. The afternoon will take the audience into the heyday of folk music, with offerings from Woody Guthrie to Simon and Garfunkel to John Denver. Admission at the door

Saturday, July 8, 7pm - Comfort Country
"Four good friends join their musical talents together to form a well rounded country and western band for northern New Hampshire and Vermont. The band "Comfort Country" is made up of well established musicians Lee Baker, Tim Berry, Joanne Gilman and Suzan Shute playing old familiar favorites from Patsy Cline to Patti Loveless, and Merle Haggard to Zack Brown. Offering a fine blend of vocal harmonies, together with exceptional instrumental ability this band is just like comfort food filling you with good sounds! If you like country music with a little bit of bluegrass and gospel sprinkled in for good measure then you'll like the sounds of "Comfort Country". General admission tickets are available online and at the door.

Friday, July 14, 7pm - The Home Road: A Documentary by Tonya Shevenell
"The Home Road" is inspired by the coming-of-age story of Shevenell's great-great-great grandfather, Israel Shevenell. "I wish I could talk to the 19-year old who set out on foot April 1st, 1845, headed southeast from his home in Compton, Quebec; crossed the border; trudged through lingering winter snow in New Hampshire's White Mountains and deep mud in the Saco Valley; and arrived at his destination of Biddeford, Maine." General admission tickets are available online and at the door; presented by the Colebrook Area Historical Society.

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


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Randolph Public Library Events
Monday & Wednesday, 3-8pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-12noon
Town Hall complex
130 Durand Road, Randolph (603) 466-5408

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119

Appalachian Mountain Club Happenings in Pinkham Notch
Saturdays (unless noted otherwise), 8pm
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch
Route 16, Gorham (603) 466-2721

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts.

June 24 - Stars Above the Notch
Astronomy at Pinkham Notch with Dr. Douglas Arion, Director of the Carthage Institute of Astronomy

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

Daily - Mountains of Stars
Join AMC's Astronomy Interns for Solar and Stellar Observing if the sky is clear

Programs are free & open to the public (not including meals). Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change. All evening programs are free and open to the public.

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290 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581

Susan Ferre
106 Prospect Street, Berlin, NH 03570
(580) 624-0160 cell

Music in the Great North Woods
Venues in Gorham, Berlin, Lancaster and Randolph
(603) 466-2865 or (603) 326-3242 (information)

Music in the Great North Woods promotes and supports classical music in New Hampshire's North Country in new, as well as existing, venues. During the summer months, the non-profit organization sponsors a Master Organ Recital series and the Big Moose Bach Fest, with visiting musicians of international stature. Call, visit the website or email for detailed schedules and more information. Events are open to the public free of charge, with donations benefiting the entire series of concerts sponsored by Music in the Great North Woods.

Saturday, July 8, 1pm - Messiah Choruses Workshop and Sing-along with Susan Ferré
Bring your own scores; donations accepted to offset orchestra. At Medallion Opera House

Sunday, July 9, 4pm - Program: Music as Meditation
Ellen Schwindt inaugurates the Kohler and Campbell baby grand piano at Medallion Opera House. Donations accepted

Sunday, July 30, 4pm - The Randolph Organ Concert with Christa Rakich at the Randolph Church, to benefit
the Benevolences Fund, Donations

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

St. Kieran celebrates Arts, Creativity & Cultural Heritage
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-12noon & 1-4:30pm and Friday, 9am-12noon
155 Emery Street, Berlin (603) 752-1028

Local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists fill the stage with a revolving repertoire of shows selected to celebrate the arts, creativity and our cultural heritage. Tickets available in advance (at the Center's office or online) or at the door the night of the performance. St. Kieran's will hold reserved seating for our membership and loyalty card holders until 1:50pm, at which time space will be opened. General seating is on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited, by fire code, to about 250 audience members. Loyalty cards available. For more information about our Seven to Save project, please contact the Arts Center.

Season Memberships and loyalty cards are currently available. Season members enjoy free admission to over twenty exciting and diverse performances. Membership benefits also include advance mailings and personal invitations to special events including the St. Patrick's Day Dinner, the Francofest celebration, Swing for the Arts Golf Tournament, Art Exhibition Openings, receptions, and advance Nutcracker Ballet ticket reservations. Nutcracker Ballet tickets are included in the membership package.

Permanent Exhibition: Scrapbook celebrating the history & story of St. Kieran Center for the Arts
Art exhibits are open for viewing during regular business hours, an hour before all performing arts programs, and by special arrangement. There is no admission fee but donations to support the exhibit series are most welcome and greatly appreciated.

Friday, July 7, 7pm - The Maple Leaf Seven
The Maple Leaf Seven, Vermont’s own traditional jazz band, provides "Dixieland" and classic swing throughout the northeast for jazz lovers and dancers. Maple Leaf Seven features traditional and contemporary interpretations of jazz standards on clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and drums. Sponsored by the NH State Council on the Arts

Leslie Morrissette, a member of Berlin Jazz, is working hard to raise money to purchase an AED unit for the arts center. If anyone would care to donate to that cause, please send donations in c/o Leslie Morrissette (payable to St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts). Programming at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts is made possible by the support of community corporate sponsors, the NH State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, The GETZ Foundation,The Wyman Family Fund, and The Rydin Family Fund.

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

Events at Gorham's Medallion Opera House & Town Happenings
Gorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House (unless otherwise noted)
20 Park Street, Gorham (603) 466-3322 x3

Performance tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Gorham Town Hall and online at the website, or at the door (unless otherwise noted). Medallion Opera House is handicapped accessible.

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

Select days - Gorham Players
Schedule subject to change

HAVERHILL AREA (including Bradford, VT)

Haverhill Historical Society Events
By appointment
Haverhill Historical Society's Kimball Store Museum
58 Court Street, Haverhill (603) 989-5953

All lectures are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at Ladd Street School, 880 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10, at the corner of County Road), Haverhill. While work is being completed on Ladd Street School, all programs are to occur at Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street, Haverhill (handicapped accessible).

Tuesday, June 20, 6:30pm - Annual Meeting
A brief business meeting will promptly commence to include the progress made on Pearson Hall and the Ladd Street School, a year-end financial report, and the election of officers and the Board of Directors.
The featured evening program will commence at 7pm with Scholar/Author/Historian Glenn Knoblock presenting a program entitled “Covered Bridges of New Hampshire.” Covered wooden bridges have been a vital part of the New Hampshire transportation network, dating back to the early 1800s. Given New Hampshire’s myriad of streams, brooks and rivers, it is not surprising that 400 covered bridges have been documented. Often viewed as quaint relics of a simpler past, they were technological marvels of their day. It may be native ingenuity and New Hampshire’s work working tradition that accounts for the fact that a number of nationally-noted covered bridge truss designers were New Hampshire natives. Glenn Knoblock discusses covered bridge design and technology, and their designers, builders and associated folklore. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Held at Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall.

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

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

Horse Meadow Senior Center Programs & Events
Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm
91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill (603) 787-2539

The Center includes a library, exercise equipment, shuffleboard, a piano and an organ, and space for other activities and continuing education programs. Horse Meadow Senior Center is open to all individuals of our communities, regardless of age. Serving the Towns of Haverhill, Woodsville, Pike, Monroe, Bath, Benton, Piermont and Landaff. Call Deb or JoAnne for more details. Call a friend, invite them to lunch at HMSC, and sit in on one of the many offered activities at the Center. Gift certificates available.

For all arts/crafts classes, samples are displayed in the Showcase, preregistration is required and class size is limited. Crafters are encouraged to please bring standard craft tools to class, such as scissors, glue, glue gun, paint brushes, etc.

Thursday, June 8, 9:30am - Floral Arranging, with Jane

Tuesdays, through June 20, 1pm - Working with Clay, with teaching artist Elizabeth Cornell Wilkin (Black Iris Studio)
Presented as part of the Experience Arts series, co-sponsored by Grafton County Senior Citizen Council, Inc and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, participants (55 and older) will use a variety of hand-building techniques and ceramic tools to create work inspired by nature, and will also collaborate on a group project. Artful Aging programs are intended to inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share arts in ways that are novel, complex, and socially engaging. No experience is necessary - only the passion to learn something new and to challenge yourself through an arts medium. Sign up by phone or in person at Horse Meadow; you can also register online at, where you can read more about the "Experience Arts" program. This free class is made possible through the national Seeding Artful Aging Initiative of Aroha Philanthropies, with additional support from the Coach Family Foundation. Donations to support and sustain the program will be gratefully accepted.

Wednesday, June 14, 9am - Beading/Jewelry Class, with Faith

Fridays, June 16 & 30, 1pm - Paper Cone Wreath, with Sharon
Limit of 6 per class; sign up at front desk

Thursday-Monday, June 22-26 - The Senior Center is having new carpets installed and will be closed

Tuesday, June 27, 1pm - Frame Craft, with Bob

Thursday, June 29, 1pm - Painting on Slate, with Kim

Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music

Mondays, 12:30pm - Designers' Place: Hearts & Hands Quilters

Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group

Thursdays, 9am - Art Class, with Barb
Share your passion for paints or come to be inspired. All levels welcome

Thursdays, 12:45pm - Line Dancing

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

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

Thursday, June 8, 6pm - 8th Grade Commencement (at the town hall)

Orford Senior Center
Congregational Church
Dartmouth College Highway, Orford (603) 353-9107

You never know what might be happening at the Orford Senior Center, but you can be assured that the Tuesday lunch will be delicious and most likely there will be a neat program as well. It may be the local elementary school jazz band, a reading by an author or a talk by a local celebrity.

Tuesdays, 11:30am - Live Music


Weeks Historic Site State Park Association Summer Programs
Wednesday-Sunday, June14-October 9, 10am-5pm Also open Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day
Great Room at the Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park
200 Weeks State Park Road (off Route 3), Lancaster (603) 788-4004

Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, John Wingate Weeks Historic Site's house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at 4pm.

June 22 - ConnCorki: A Homemade Catamaran of Wine Corks Sails the Length of the Connecticut River
Come join Pan van der Laan & Bob Fink, two intrepid sailors, as they navigate their unique craft from Pittsburg to the sea. Named ConnCorki after the river they hoped to navigate, the corks that float it, and an homage to Kon-Tiki, the balsa wood raft of Norwegian adventurer Thor Hyerdahl, used to cross the Pacific in 1947. Fellow sailor Bob Fink helped Van der Laan build the catamaran. Most of the 65,000 corks came from a wine tasting room at Cheers in Boston, but retired doctor Van der Laan said some patients contributed and helped, too.

June 29 - Trouble in the Presidentials: What a Mountaineering Accident Can Teach Us About Decision Making and Managing Risk
Although strikingly beautiful, Mount Washington and the surrounding Presidential Range hold the dubious distinction of having “the world’s worst weather.” The Presidential Range is also world-renowned for the challenging terrain it provides for alpinists, and as such, has been the scene of hundreds of mountaineering accidents over the years. Certified Wilderness First Responder Ty Gagne will provide an in-depth analysis of a recent tragedy on the range and extend those lessons and others learned above tree-line into your roles as outdoor enthusiasts, and in your day to day lives.

Thursday, July 6, 1pm - Fern Natural History Walk
Join us for an easy walk to identify and learn all about the ferns of Mount Prospect, home to many ferns, including some unusual ferns associated with calcium rich environments. Author of the "Peterson Field Guide to Ferns," Elizabeth Farnsworth is sometimes changed to “Fernsworth” for her expertise in ferns. While this field trip is labeled as a fern walk, we will be looking at all kinds of natural history topics, from ants to wildlife. Meet at the Summit Parking Lot.

July 6 - State of New England’s Native Plants: Challenges and Opportunities for Conserving New Hampshire Habitats, with Elizabeth Farnsworth
New England Wild Flower Society recently released a comprehensive, peer-reviewed report that gathers the most up-to-date data on the status of plants on the New England landscape. From this data, we can discern increases and declines in both rare and common species across all six states. We will discuss the report findings, with particular emphasis on rare and common plants of New Hampshire and their importance in supporting other organisms and in providing ecosystem services for humans. Most importantly, we offer recommendations for steps we all can take—as individuals and at community and national levels—to promote conservation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All programs held on Thursdays at 7pm (unless otherwise noted), in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.

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

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

All those interested in exploring possibilities of offering more arts and cultural programs at North Country nursing homes, senior centers and service and outreach programs for the elderly are invited, as part of AANNH's Arts & Health initiative. For more information email or call (603) 323-7302.

Wednesday, June 21, 6pm - Movie: "Still Alice"
An American independent drama based on Lisa Genova's bestselling novel, the film profiles Alice Howland, a linguistics professor who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. With discussion afterwards, presented in conjunction with The Alzheimer's Association "The Longest Day." Free admission; refreshments available; RSVP to (603) 754-4011

Whitefield Historical Society Museum
Thursdays, June-September, 2-4pm, and every second Saturday of the month, 9:30-11:30am
Whitefield Historical Society Museum downstairs in Bank of New Hampshire
22 King Square, Whitefield (603) 837-2466

Features displays on various facets of life in Whitefield over the years. There is a wealth of information, along with thousands of photos, documents and other artifacts. Be sure to ask about membership in the Whitefield Historical Society -- your efforts can help preserve the heritage for future generations. Donations of memorabilia related to Whitefield are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Private tours can be arranged. Ongoing exhibits are also on display on the first floor of the Mountain View Grand year 'round and are updated periodically.

Jefferson Historical Society Museum & Programs
Sunday & Thursday, June-October, 1-4pm, and by appointment
900 Presidential Highway/Route 2, Jefferson (603) 586-4372

Housed in an 1868 church on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course, the eclectic collection of artifacts reflects the town's rural history. Exhibits include the life of Thaddeus Lowe, the Cherry Mountain Landslide, the Waumbek Hotel, old tools, photographs and memorabilia.

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

PO Box 462, Lancaster, NH 03584

The Colonel Town Players of Lancaster
Lancaster Town Hall
25 Main Street, Lancaster (603) 788-4827

Since starting in the early 1970s, the Colonel Town Players have continuously produced shows, usually with a Fall musical and a spring drama or comedy, with occasional reviews and cabarets. The company is always open to new members - actors, directors, technical-folks - anyone who enjoys theatre.

Appalachian Mountain Club Programs in Crawford Notch
Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Route 302, Bretton Woods (603) 278-4453

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. A membership organization, the AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. We offer outdoor experiences and educational programs for youth, teens, families and adults through our New Hampshire huts and lodges, maintain over 1,500 miles of trails, and support conservation policy and research efforts. AMC evening programs are free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 27, 7:30pm - AMC Presents: Mountains of Stars – Astronomy at Crawford Notch
Dr. Doug Arion will give a presentation on the intricate and fascinating connections between life on Earth and the history and phenomena of the Universe around us. You’ll have a chance to view stars through telescopes, or check out our new indoor planetarium.

Friday, June 23, 5pm - White Mountain Art Exhibition Opening Reception: Stories in Wood
Artist Craig Altobello uses beautiful wood marquetry to capture the scenes of adventure and nature of the White Mountains. His colorful wood panels are created primarily from North American wood and include landscapes, birds, alpine flowers, and mammals native to the Northern Forest, as well as huts, rock cairns and dramatic skies. He is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH. The exhibit is free and open to the public when the space is not otherwise in use, on display in the Mt. Willard Dining Room of the AMC Highland Center through August 28.

Saturday, June 24, 7:30pm - AMC Presents: Ecology of Alpine Snowbank Communities
Alpine snowbank communities are rare, diverse ecosystems found in the Northeast only in sheltered sites above treeline, where snow insulates and shelters plants from wind and late-season frosts. These areas are highly sensitive to climate change, and may serve as indicators of regional changes in precipitation patterns and temperatures. Guest speaker and botanist Kevin Berend

Sunday, June 25, 7:30pm - AMC Presents: Youth Ensemble of New England
The Youth Ensemble of New England is a youth orchestra comprised of about 30 young people ages 10 to 20 and is based at Thayer Conservatory in Lancaster, Massachusetts. The repertoire of the orchestra includes works of the great masters such as Bach, Mendelssohn, Purcell and Dvorak, as well as lighter American and Pops-type music. The orchestra hopes to share their love of great music with all types of audiences.

LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

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Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities Schedule
Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday, 10am-2pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-3pm
Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 37 Village Road, Town Square
Curious George Cottage, 7 Noon Peak Road (next to WV Elementary School)
Waterville Valley (603) 236-3308

The Margret and H.A. Rey Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys' spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding of and participation in art, science, and nature through programs for youth, adults and families. Activities are a mixture of art and science, the physical and intellectual, young and old, and ever-present curiosity: the foundation for a multi-generational center for learning and exploration. Check website for a full listing of happenings, including snowshoe hikes, full-moon ski trips and numerous hikes. There is no admission fee; donations gratefully accepted. Please preregister for events. Rey Center has numerous volunteer needs & opportunities - anyone who can lend a hand, can call or stop by the Rey Center.

Exhibiting at the Curious George Cottage - Local Artist Deb Hurley's Artwork
Three series of work are being shown: Ponds, The Kitchen Series, and Rivers & Rocks

Saturday, June 24, 9:30pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
The Reys chose Waterville Valley as their summer home because they loved the dark night sky. Join us for monthly stargazing nights at the H.A. Rey Observatory at the Curious George Cottage to observe the stars just like H.A. Rey used to do. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be your guide. Bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. Donations are welcome.

Saturday, July 8, 8:15pm - Full-Moon Owl Walk
Join Ian Cullison of Newfound Audubon on a journey through the night in search of the most elusive aerial predator: the owl. Bring your headlamp or flashlight and keen senses as we patrol trails in Waterville Valley, using recordings to help us locate these reclusive birds. Stay quiet and alert as we may encounter any number of other nocturnal species along the route. Meet at the Cottage

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

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

Fridays, 11am - Scavenger Hunt
Free Nature and Science based scavenger hunt for kids all ages, weather permitting

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

Saturdays, 11am - Curious George Story Time
Pull up a bean-bag chair at the Rey Center to hear stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious George series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. All ages welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.

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

Saturdays, 4:30pm - Literary Discussion Group
Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Reading list at For adults

Call the Box Office at 745-2141 or visit the website to purchase

PO Box 1060 Lincoln, NH 03251

NCCA's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse & Children's Theatre
Jean's Playhouse
34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln (603) 745-2141

The North Country Center for the Arts presents professional Broadway musical shows, presented in alternating repertory, and IMPACT (Imagination and Music, Professional Artistry in Children's Theatre). Jean's Playhouse also offers a limited year-round guest artist series of magicians, comedians and musicians.

On sale now, NCCA Gift Certificates are valid for any NCCA Productions, including Mainstage shows by the professional, award-winning Papermill Theatre company, community theatre shows by the Playhouse Players, and concert series shows that bring in musical guest artists from around the country. Gift Certificates may be ordered at the Jean's Playhouse Box Office (open Tuesday-Sunday, 3-6pm), over the phone, or online.
New Hampshire Resident Discounts - With a valid NH drivers license, full time New Hampshire residents are eligible to purchase half price tickets to all Friday night productions of mainstage shows this season.

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

Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10am - IMPACT Children's Theatre
Operated by Jean's Playhouse to produce and tour eight original 45-minute musicals around New Hampshire every summer, IMPACT (Imagination and Music – Professional Artistry in Children’s Theatre) presentations are based on folk and fairy tales from many cultures and adapted for today's audiences of all ages with a taste of pop culture references and tongue-in-cheek humor thrown in for older children and parents in the audience. Also presenting in Lancaster, Plymouth, Intervale, Plainfield, Concord and Claremont - check for statewide location schedule.
June 26-July 1 - Anansi: Keeper of the Stories
Anansi, a spider of great cunning, out wits the Sky-God Nyami to bring stories back to earth. Based on the folklore of the Ashanti culture from Ghana
July 3-8 - Thumbelina
Thumbelina, a tiny girl, uses her imaginative and ingenious spirit to be true to her own heart. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
July 10-15 - The Bremen Town Musicians
An aging donkey, dog, cat and rooster, all discarded by their masters, band together and discover delight in their new found freedom. Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm
July 17-22 - The Nightingale
The Emperor falls in love with the song of the nightingale until he finds a bejeweled mechanical bird, but when he becomes sick who comes to his aid? Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
July 24-29 - Snow White and Rose Red
Snow White and Rose Red are generous and kind. Confronted by both a dwarf and a bear, one day, the girls are in awe when things resolve unexpectedly. Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm
July 31-August 5 - Momotaro – Ogre Hunter
Momotarō and his friends a talking dog, monkey and pheasant go to a distant island to fight the marauding ogres and save their village. Based on a Japanese fairy tale
August 7-12 - How the Rainbow was Made
Nanabozho, an Ojibwe spirit, deciding the world is too boring brings out his paints to color the flowers, and the day takes an unexpected turn. A creation tale from the Ojibwe Nation
August 14-19 - Humpelken-Pumpelken or the Adventures of Humpty Dumpty
Humpelken-Pumpelken and her friends defend the town of Eggland as it is attacked by a devious chef and his crew. Based on an English Nursery Rhyme

June 29-July 8, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Wednesday, July 5, 2pm - Kimberly Akimbo
Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, a teenager named Kimberly is afflicted by a rare condition that causes her body to age much faster than it should.
When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.

July 13-29, Tuesdays & Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Wednesdays, July 19 & 26, 2pm - The Addams Family, the Musical
Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man from Ohio - a man her parents have never met. Gomez and Morticia agree to host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his respectable family.
What unfolds on that fateful night reveals just how far they are all willing to go for love...

Upcoming Mainstage Performances:
August 2-19 - Annie
August 23-September 9 - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
September 21-30 - Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
October 5-14 - I and You

Mailing: PO Box 863, Lincoln NH 03251

Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society Museum & Lectures
Wednesday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 5-7pm (also by appointment)
In the Village Shops (near Fratello's)
26 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159 (Carol Riley)

The Museum features memorabilia from the J.E Henry era, early resort hotels, sawmills, Logging photos and equipment, local schools, yearbooks, Tourist attraction, and so much more. The Museum is a former church that was built by J.E. Henry in 1909. We also now have a "satellite" museum. The owners of the Village Shops in Lincoln (the old mill site) have given us a store front in the complex and we have numerous photos and early maps on display.

The Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society has produced a beautiful cookbook, "A Taste of History," in commemoration of Lincoln and Woodstock's 250th anniversaries, on sale at the Lincoln Public Library or by mail. These keepsake items will feed your stomach and your hearts with many heritage recipes, some dating back to 1909, as well as current day recipes from local residents. Each category is highlighted with vintage pictures of some of the area's historic eating establishments. All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the museum building renovation project.

Programs & Events at the Lincoln Public Library
Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm & Saturday, 10am-2pm
22 Church Street, Lincoln (603) 745-8159

The Library has museum passes available for check out: Fairbanks Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Squam Lake Science Center, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum and Wright Museum. The Library is selling Lincoln afghans, available only at the Lincoln Public Library. The afghans feature scenes of historic Lincoln and are available in Cranberry Red or Hunter Green. Stop by the Library and check them out.

Thursday, June 15, 6pm - Program: All Aboard the Titanic
"All Aboard the Titanic" responds to people's enduring fascination with this historic, and very human, event. Including and moving beyond the physical facts of the story, Ted Zalewski explores the personal experiences of selected passengers and crew, including those with New Hampshire affiliations, emphasizing examples of individual courage and triumph. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to all.

Wednesday, June 21, 2pm - Murder Around the World Book Club
Join us in reading and discussing books that involve murder and take place in different countries around the world. Books are available at the Library.

Wednesday, June 28, 5pm - Movie Night
All are welcome. Free, on the last Wednesday of each month. Please call to reserve your seat, as space is limited, and inquire about the film showing.

Wednesdays, 2pm - Spanish Language Study Group

Thursdays, 3pm - Italian/French Language Study Group

Fridays, 10am - Storytime
Join us for a fun hour of stories, songs and crafts. Please call the Library to sign up. Open to all children, parents are expected to remain with their child during program.

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

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

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

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

Visit Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Facebook or visit our website

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Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Events & Classes
Open year round on most weekends, Jewish holidays and festivals
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue & Abe Goldstone Library
39 Strawberry Hill, Bethlehem (603) 869-5465

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) has been a landmark destination in the North Country since the early 1900s. The 1888 building on Strawberry Hill was purchased by the congregation and established as a house of Jewish worship in 1920. The synagogue houses an extensive library and is presently working to establish a North Country Jewish Cultural Center to display the growing collection of Jewish artifacts.

Regular religious services are scheduled for each weekend, July through mid-October, and for all days of the High Holy Day season, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. In the summer BHC hosts a four-part classical concert series and at the Colonial Theatre, a four-part film festival with guest speakers.

Open in winter for holidays of Tu B'Shevat and Purim, and in May for annual community-wide Holocaust Remembrance Service. Religious school for children and classes for adults are also offered. Please visit the website for detailed information for all events, classes and religious services. All are open to the public; registration is required for classes. Available for weddings, bar/bat mitzvah services, baby-namings and other life cycle events.

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

Sugar Hill Historical Museum Exhibits & Events
Fridays & Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend, 11am-3pm
Sugar Hill Meeting House
1401 Route 117, Main Street, Sugar Hill (603) 823-5336

The three-building campus of the Sugar Hill Historical Museum reflects the long history of Sugar Hill's people places and culture. Main exhibit changes annually. Other exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith's shop, and an extensive hand tool collection. Adjacent to the main display in the Carriage Barn is a model kitchen in which a black wood-fired stove is the focal point surrounded by a plethora of kitchen utensils in homemade cupboards. The library contains a large photograph collection along with historical and genealogical references. Museum publications and a wide variety of treasures for all ages are found in the gift shop. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

League of NH Craftsmen Gallery & Littleton Studio School
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, Littleton (603) 444-1099
Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton (603) 444-1066

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

Thursday, June 22, 5:30pm - Annual Fundraiser Celebrate Art
Annual dinner & silent auction, at Littleton Elks Lodge

The Littleton Studio School is an affiliate of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. The School is an extension of the League's mission to bring the experience of fine craftmaking to the North Country through classes and workshops for children, adults and seniors. Becoming a League of NH Craftsmen Member entitles you to discounts on workshops and classes, invitations to receptions and special events, in addition to other benefits.
Please call, email or stop by the League or the Book Store for the latest class schedule or to reserve your place in a class. The schedule is also available online, or email your request to receive updates on our workshop offerings. Any student under 18 will need a parent's signature. Unless noted otherwise, preregistration is required for all classes; full tuition is due at the time of registration. For more information and registration, call Tina Gorman at the school. Gift certificates available.

Connect with the Studio School using Facebook, Twitter and Blogging. Visit the website to learn what is happening in the Studio, and communicate with other students, the instructors and many others.

Fridays, through June 30 OR July 7-28 , 9am - Water Color for All Levels, with Debbie Aldrich
Debbie is an accomplished watercolor artist who has studied at the Museum School of Fine Art Boston and the Glassell School of Fine Art, Houston, TX. She has also studied with top watercolor artists around the country. She is an award winning painter and a phenomenal instructor. She works with all levels of students. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Class is open to all levels, to be held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia.

Saturday, June 17, 9am - Felted Slippers, with Beth Harwood
Make the warmest, most comfortable slippers you will ever wear in this intensive one-day workshop. We will work in 3D by creating templates of your feet to use as resists. Then with plenty of elbow grease we will produce snug, well-crafted slippers. Norwegian wool will be available for your use. A basic understanding of how to make felted wool will be helpful.

Monday-Wednesday, June 19-21, 9am - Flower Power Camp, with Kathy Jablonski & Taaffe Caton
In this three-day camp, students will create a beautiful hand built vase out of clay with Taaffe and will work in the jewelry studio with Kathy making jewelry pieces for your vases. Ages 6+

Saturday, June 24, 9am - All Day Workshop: Basket Making, with Ray Lagasse
Make your own woven basket chosen from an assortment of Ray's wonderful baskets: Double Pie Basket with 2 wooden swing handle, Pack Basket with strap, Wool Gathering Basket, Laundry Basket with 2 leather handles, Market Basket with 2 wooden handles, or Tote Basket with choice of strap color. Workshop to be held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia

Saturday, June 24, 10am - All Day Workshop: Stained Glass, with Jacki Scott
If you have always wanted to try stained glass here is the workshop for you. You will select a color family for making a sun catcher. After cutting the glass, grinding it to fit, copper foiling the piece and soldering, you will take home your very own sun catcher. All materials and machines will be provided by the instructor.

Sunday, June 25, 10am - Basic Bezel Setting, with Sinead Cleary
This one-day workshop will cover the basics of how to make a bezel setting. Set anything that has a flat bottom and any shape top stone, glass, clay and more. Learn tips and tricks on how to set the stone perfectly, how to clean up the bezel and create a beautiful polish. Instructor will provide silver bezel strip, silver wire, silver sheet, and a small assortment of stones for students to purchase.

Mondays, June 26-July 31, 2:30pm - Hand Building, with Maria Neal
Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Whether working with slabs to create mugs, bowls or boxes or learning coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms, Maria's creativity is sure to build upon each person's love of clay to create fun and fabulous pieces. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students.

Tuesdays, June 27-August 8, 9am - Throwing, with Jeremiah Chace
Come learn how to make bowls, plates, pitchers and more. Open to beginners & those with some throwing experience. Ages 8+

Wednesdays, June 28-August 2, 9am OR Thursdays, June 29-August 3, 6pm - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to teen-adult students with any level of clay experience.

Wednesdays, June 28-August 2, 6pm - Surface Design, with Kri Soleri
Take your work to the next level with this class. This class will explore some surface design possibilities beyond the glaze – dip & fire technique, working with both wax & latex resist for multiple layer designs, oxide application, & surface alteration. Students should have some ceramic experience, either hand building or throwing or will have opportunity to make pots as well as work on surface.

Wednesdays, July 5-26, 9am - North Country Landscapes “en plein air”
Join Kristine Lingle in painting our beautiful North Country landscapes. We will meet in various locations, including The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem which has scenic vistas, historical architecture and perennial flower gardens. Kristine will demonstrate in oils, and will cover concepts of color, value, shape, perspective and composition. Students may use the medium of their choice, and should have some basic experience with that medium. Also offered August 2-23

Thursdays, July 6-August 10, 6pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Jean Matray
Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles.

Saturday, July 8, 10am - All-Day Workshop: Precious Metal Clay, with Gail Moriarty
PMC consists of microscopic particles of silver, gold or copper embedded in an organic binder to create a moldable material similar to modeling clay. This introductory class is for people who are not familiar with metal clay. We will discuss the workings of the clay, the tools used, and the process from beginning to end. We will form, file, fire and finish your work, working closely together to help you create a piece of jewelry all your own.

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

Sunday, July 23, 10am - Stacking Rings in a Day, with Sinead Cleary
In this full-day class, make several rings that will stack together. Each ring is different yet all go together. Using assorted wire of different thickness and width, we will shape them into rings, solder them, and using hammers to create textures. If time allows, we will also add stone or other decorative elements on each ring to provide a variety of rings. Instructor will have silver wire and gold filled wire on hand for students to purchase.

Sunday & Tuesday, 1-4pm; Monday, 5:30-8:30pm; Wednesday 12noon-3pm; Friday 10am-1pm - Clay Open Studio
Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio

Wednesdays, 9am-12noon & 6-9pm - Metals/Jewelry Open Studio is available for students to work on class projects or for independent work. A monitor will be available to oversee the studio and to answer questions.

Alan Rowe, Musical Director
(802) 748-5027

Linda Desrochers, President
(802) 748-8034

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

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

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

Events & Presentations at Profile School
Profile School
691 Profile Road, Bethlehem (603) 823-7411

The Profile School values collaboration among staff, students, families, and community members to support personal and social development in addition to academic growth in all our students. Therefore, we believe in providing diverse educational opportunities that inspire, engage and challenge all students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be contributing members of their local and global communities.

Franconia Area Heritage Council Exhibits & Events
Saturdays, through October 29, 1-4pm (other times by request)
Franconia Heritage Museum (Franconia Town Hall)
553 Main Street (Route 18), Franconia (603) 823-5000 or 823-5977

The non-profit Council operates the Franconia Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. The antique farm equipment is on display in the side yard any time, as is the Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided or staff-guided tours are available. There is no admittance fee, although donations are always welcome. The gift shop has many interesting vintage and new items for sale.

Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings, include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain display, Guest Houses of Yesteryear, antique farm equipment and Iron Furnace. Visit the one-room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school.

New Exhibit - The Grange: A Voice for the Farmers
The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was founded in 1867. Here in Franconia, Lafayette Grange #208 organized in 1875, disbanded in 1879, re-organized in 1894 and remained active for the next 94 years. Maxine Aldrich of Sugar Hill, an active Grange member since the age of 16, recently donated several boxes of artifacts pertaining to the Grange. With this donation, combined with writings and mementos from the Sarah N. Welch collection, volunteers at the Museum have created a mock Grange assembly room plus exhibits featuring the Grange's history and impact on society.

Also new for 2016... a photographic display on the repair and renovation of Franconia's Dow Clock and Tower

Events & Workshops at Littleton Area Senior Center
Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm (closed when the weather is bad)
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton (603) 444-6050

Serving the communities of Littleton, Lyman, Lisbon, Landaff, Sugar Hill, Monroe, Easton, Franconia, Bethlehem - check the website for a full listing of activities.
Do you need a comfortable area for your card group to meet? Do you host a ladies' afternoon in your home but your living room is getting too crowded? The Senior Center has many afternoons that are open for drop-in style socializing. Call for details.

Volunteers Wanted
Do you have, or do you know someone who has, a special talent that you can bring to others? We are looking for people or groups who would like to give lessons in anything at all. Perhaps you know how to scrapbook or maybe you can make greeting cards. We have the space; we just need instructors.

Sign Up ASAP, for June 15-August 3 - Free Nature Photography Class in June, July and August
Co-sponsored by Grafton County Senior Citizens Council and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, this class is part of a new "Experience/Arts" initiative. It will provide a guided hands-on exploration of photographing nature led by professional photographer John Anderson, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design who teaches at Plymouth State University and has also served as the White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence. Artful Aging programs are designed to inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share art in ways that are novel and socially engaging. For interested adults 55 and older, no experience with photography is required to participate. Class size will be limited; call Anne-Marie at 444-6050. Made possible through the national Seeding Artful Aging initiative of Aroha Philanthropies, with additional support from the Couch Family Foundation. Donations to support and sustain the program will be gratefully accepted.

Tuesday, June 20, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye

Thursday, June 22, 1pm - Pontine Theatre presents “The Story of a Bad Boy”
With the innovative use of puppetry and projected images, Pontine Theatre tells the autobiographical story of a boy and his companions in mid-19th Portsmouth, NH, where he was sent to live under the watchful eyes of his grandfather and maiden aunt. Hailed as the first realistic depiction of childhood in American fiction, "The Story of a Bad Boy" was considered an inspiration for "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," by Aldrich's friend Mark Twain.

Tuesday, June 27, 1pm - Bookworms Bookclub

Mondays, 10am - Art Class, with Rick Tilton (any medium; all levels of interest welcome)

Select Wednesdays, 1pm - Knitters Group
First and third Wednesday each month (usually); call to confirm

Littleton Needleworkers - Call for details

Kool Kinetics
Exhibiting at 42 Maple Gallery
42 Maple Street, Bethlehem (603) 575-9077

Kinetic Art is contemporary art, dependent upon movement for its effect. Exhibiting at 42 Maple, a church for kinetic and contemporary art, with a gallery having monthly showings of other artist and themed shows.

MT. WASHINGTON VALLEY (including western Maine, Tamworth & Freedom)

For more information, call Gayle at the School.

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

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

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

Whitney Community Center Events
Whitney Community Center
10 Black Mountain Road/Route 16A (behind Grammar School), Jackson (603) 383-6861

The Community Center offers many options and spaces for public use. There is a large, multipurpose Main Hall with a stage and seating up to 250. The bright Art Room has working height tables and stools to accommodate about 15 people. A small conference room, with a table and chairs, is an additional option for up to 8 people. The large Kitchen has a gas stove and countertop space, with a pass through into the Main Hall. Detailed information and availability can be found on the Grammar School's website. Handicap accessible

Saturday, June 24, 10am-4pm - Art In Bloom
A Walking Tour of Jackson Village for Floral Interpretations of Art
Mountain Garden Club members will evoke the spirit of an accompanying work of art at various locations throughout Jackson Village. Start at any of the eight marked sites, pick up a map and list of exhibits, and enjoy this, the Mountain Garden Club’s annual gift to the Mount Washington Valley. All sites are within walking distance of each other, but ample parking is available at all tour locations. Refreshments provided by The Mountain Garden Club are offered at the Whitney Community Center from 11:30am-3pm; floral design will be demonstrated by Carrie Scribner of Dutch Bloemen Winkel at the Whitney at 11:30am. This event is free and open to the public – rain or shine. Visit for photos of exhibits in prior years.

Sunday, June 25, 7pm - Narnia the Musical
Coming from Massachusetts for one night only, a family-friendly, live musical adaptation of CS Lewis' "The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe." Boasts trained youth and adult voices in a cast of 40 people. Suggested donations (at door) will benefit community projects & programs supported by Jackson Community Church. Each child who attends the show will receive a complementary box of animal crackers to celebrate the magical, talking animals that are central to the tale of Narnia. Refreshments available.

Saturday, July 8, 6pm - Presentation: Grand Resorts of White Mountains
Architectural historian Bryant Tolles, Jr. shares the history and architecture of the grand resort hotel phenomenon and hospitality tourism in the White Mountains of New Hampshire from the pre-Civil War era to the present. The primary focus is on the surviving grand resort hotels: The Mount Washington Resort; the Mountain View Grand; the Balsams; the Eagle Mountain House; and, Wentworth Hall and Cottages. Extensive illustrations document these buildings and others no longer in existence. Presentation starts at 7pm; sponsored by the Jackson Public Library

Alternate Mondays, 5:45pm - Women Writers Group

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

Arts Council of Tamworth Programs & Concert Series
Tamworth Village (603) 323-0104 or 323-7182

The Arts Council of Tamworth (ACT), the first organization of its kind in New Hampshire, has been enriching Tamworth and the surrounding area since 1966. Visit ACT's mission is to inspire and empower our rural community through exposure to and collaboration with master artists and performers representing diverse cultures and art forms. website for more information, including ticket purchase, on all of the performances.

Select Saturdays, 7pm - Evening Concerts at Tamworth Lyceum
Call The Lyceum at 323-5120 or stop over to pick up your tickets. Beer, wine and our full menu will be served.

Select Sundays, 1pm - Tamworth Lyceum
Free and all ages, with song circle/open jam session 2pm

Cindy Russell, Executive Director
Cell Phone: (603) 986-5015

Arts Jubilee Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, July 13-August 10, 6pm
Cranmore Mountain Resort Festival Stage
North Conway (603) 447-8914

Make your plans now to attend Arts Jubilee's high energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of summer entertainment. Family-friendly concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of Cranmore Mountain. Headline concerts begin at 7pm and an early concert performance, highlighting some of the area's best musicians, begins at 6pm. Admission to the concerts is free for kids 12 and under. For additional information and a sample of the music from each concert, visit
Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization, depending on the support of our community. Donations are welcome year-round by visiting our website and clicking on "DONATE."

Tuesday, June 20, 4-9pm - The public is invited to celebrate the upcoming season and help fund these outdoor, family-friendly concerts at Flatbread Pizza Company. Season passes for two will be available at a discount, as well as a fun game offering free tickets to the Arts Jubilee concerts. Flatbread is generously donating a portion of all pizza revenue to benefit the 2017 season. Arts Jubilee counts on the generosity of its community and fundraiser such as this in order to offer these shows.

This year’s lineup includes the return of some fan favorites, as well as some renowned first-timers. The Beach Bums will usher in the sound of summer as they pay tribute to the Beach Boys on July 13, followed by Celtic-rockers Ceili Rain on July 20. The Sousa-style Seacoast Wind Ensemble will perform a traditional Pops Concert, featuring a fireworks show, on July 27. On August 3 the Highwaymen Tribute will perform the music of the country music supergroup made up of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. The eclectic Martha’s Vineyard-based Entrain will perform the final summer concert on August 10.

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

Dana Clemons White Mountain Photo Gallery
Sunday, 9am-12noon; Monday, 9am-4pm; Thursday & Saturday, 9am-5pm; Friday, 10am-4pm
At The Snowflake Inn
Jackson (603) 374-6050

An award winning photographer, Dana Clemons has been photographing stunning landscapes for over 30 years, offering a large selection of unique, award-winning photographs of the White Mountains and surrounding region. Archival prints, matted or tastefully framed. Also on display and for sale at: White Mountain Artisans Gallery, North Conway; League of NH Craftsman, Littleton & Meredith; Zeb's General Store, North Conway; Flossie's General Store, Jackson Village.

Jackson Art Studio & Gallery, Classes and Exhibits
Gallery hours: Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday-Friday by appointment or chance
155 Ridge Road (across the street from David Baker's Art Gallery on Route 16), Jackson (603) 387-3463

Jackson Art is a working art studio, with an attached gallery featuring the work of local Mt. Washington Valley artists/artisans. Working artists demonstrating every weekend. Art classes for all ages and abilities, taught by professional artists and artisans, include Sip and Paint classes, Drawing, Plein Air Painting, Art Camps, Culinary Camps, Fashion Illustration, Teen Open Studio, Jewelry, Photography and more. Please preregister for classes, which are frequently being added to the website.

The Gallery features the work of over 25 local artists, most from Mt Washington Valley-paintings, photography, prints, jewelry, glass, pottery, mosaics, home furnishings and more. New artists are being added frequently; all artwork is for sale. Jackson Art has four shows a year, one for each season. Each show has a theme and features the latest work from local artists. Meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception. Sign up to be on the email list to get an invite to shows at:

Private Parties available: Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Wedding Parties, Corporate Event... The Studio's instructor will guide you step by step. It's easy, stress free & affordable. Supplies included in fee.

Sign up Now for Kids/Teens Summer Classes, including Teen Summer Studio Arts with Melanie Levitt, Art Camps for Kids with Melanie Levitt & assistant, and Gnome/Fairy Camp, with Lori Stearns & Melanie Levitt. Class details at

Make Fun Art, Not Fine Art! Sip and Paint Classes
Participants will spend an evening of creativity as they twist open their favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork their creativity. Or, come during the day, a great activity for kids or the whole family. Each date is structured around a specific painting; our instructor will guide you step by step ~ easy, stress free and affordable. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist; all supplies included. Smock provided, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to class starting; ask about cancellation policy. Check dates and times online at
Saturday, June 17, 6pm - Spring Walk, with Lori Stearns
Tuesday, June 20, 6pm - Wildlife Series: Mini Deer Painting
Saturday, June 24, 6pm - Gerber Daisy
Monday, June 26, 6pm - Paint 2 Sunflower Glasses (includes cheese/crackers & wine)
Friday, June 30 - Beneath the Tide

Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2, 9:30am - Weekend with Mattisse: Acrylic Painting Workshop
In this workshop with Rebecca Klementovich, students will explore how Matisse simplified his sketching and painting to create dyamic artwork. We will be drawing from a still life which we will simplify and transfer to a canvas in a similar style as Matisse, with emphasis on the line and composition. We will also spend time working on textile patterns due to the influence of textiles as backdrops in Matisse’s work. Some drawing ability is helpful. Students are required to bring their own acrylic painting supplies and lunch.

Monday-Friday, July 10-14 - Teen Summer Studio Arts, with Melanie Levitt
This evening program for teens will expose students to a variety of art forms including drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and mosaics. Day one will focus on still life drawing. Students can work in pencil, charcoal or pen and ink. Lessons in materials, composition and line quality will be covered. Day two will focus on acrylic painting. Each student will work on their own unique birch tree painting. Color mixing, composition, and use of materials will be covered. Day three will focus on printmaking. Students will learn how to use the printing press and the learn the process of creating a watercolor monotype. Day four we will focus on mixed media. Students will create a unique piece of art using recycled materials and metallic paint. The last day will focus on mosaics. Students will create their own mosaic project using broken tile, glass beads, stones, shells and other materials. All the supplies are included, but students should bring a notebook or sketchbook. No prior art experience is required and all levels are welcome. Class will be limited to 10 students to allow for individual attention. A limited amount of scholarships are available for those in need. Ages 13-19

White Birch Books Events
Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm
2568 South Main Street (just south of the park), North Conway Village (603) 356-3200

Thursday, May 25, 4pm - Happy Hours: New England
Enjoy specials, munchies, beer, wine and specific help on finding that perfect book. Plus 15% off the featured books of the night. Fourth Thursday of each month from 4-6pm

Thursday, May 25, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Club discusses "Postcards" by Annie Proulx
Discussions are good, fun, varied and - for the most part - stay on point. Stop in, try it out, meet some new friends and read some great books. Open to any and all readers; meets every fourth Thursday of the month except November and December, when we have a combined month holiday party. Coming June 25 - "The One-in-a-Million Boy" by Monica Wood.

Thursday, June 8, 7pm - Mystery Book Club discusses "The Woman Who Married a Bear" by John Straley
A small group, discussion books range from historical mysteries to contemporary thrillers. Books are usually picked a couple months in advance, but sometimes the group lines up books for several months. As with all of our groups, the Mystery Book Club is open to anyone interested and can be a great place to meet fellow readers, while discussing murder and mayhem - as it should be. Meets the second Thursday of every month. Coming July 13 - "Scene of the Climb (A Pacific Northwest Mystery)" by Kate Dyer-Seeley

Saturday June 10, 11am - We will be at the The MWV Children’s Museum Third Annual Rayne’s Fairy Festival, at Cranmore Mountain Resort. We will have lots of fun fairy-themed books, coloring books, fairy wings, wands and even some amazing fairy houses.

Wednesday, June 14, 12noon - Author Luncheon
Join us for our luncheon and author talk with Michele Campbell, author of "It’s Always the Husband," at Sea Dog Brewing Company in North Conway. Tickets include luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Tickets can be purchased through the bookstore or North Conway Library (603) 356-2961, by June 13.

White Mountain Musical Arts Presentations
Various locations

White Mountain Musical Arts, the area non-profit organization known best for its presentation of the annual Bach Festival each August, presents live musical performances throughout the year to awaken contemporary audiences to the vitality of 17th-20th century music through historically informed performance of both familiar and unknown works - as well as current, contemporary music performances from time to time.

Sunday, June 11, 4pm - St Mary Schola
The Saint Mary Schola, based at the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Falmouth, Maine, is a professional early music ensemble devoted to the performance of master works from the medieval, renaissance and baroque eras. The Schola presents enthusiastic audiences with literature that is seldom heard, including motets from such masters as Dufay, Victoria, Josquin Des Prez and William Byrd. There is often a special attention given to the great predecessor to Bach: Heinrich Schütz. Composed of northern New England's finest singers and accompanying instrumentalists, this ensemble has gained a reputation for excellence and elegant chamber music, especially in the a cappella tradition. Performance at First Church of Christ Congregational, North Conway. Admission is a suggested donation, and will benefit the WMMA and its many programs.

PLYMOUTH AREA (including Center Sandwich & Campton)

The Corner House Inn - Live Music in the PUB
Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
Junction Routes 109 & 113, 22 Main Street
Center Sandwich (603) 284-6219

The Corner House Inn is open for brunch on Sunday, and dinner is served Wednesday-Monday.

Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub

June 16 - Tom Fleischmann & Hans Stafford
June 23 & October 27 - Tom Bartlett
June 30 & September 29 - Paul Hubert
July 7 & November 24 - Brian Hastings
July 14, September 8 & November 17 - Doug Hazard
July 21 & December 22 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
July 28 & October 13 - Audrey Drake
August 11 - Cindy Duchin
August 18, October 6 & November 10 - The Sweetbloods (Phil & Janet Sanguedolce)
August 25 - Peter Heimlich
September 1 & December 8 - Peter Lawlor
September 22 & December 1 - Jill Ducsai

PSU and Silver Center for the Arts Concerts & Events
Box Office: Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm and one hour prior to performances
Plymouth State University - Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869

Contact the Silver Center Box Office for tickets to all Silver Center events; use the specific PSU contact phone/email for the particular PSU event for information and attendance at PSU events.

Plymouth State University courses & events:

June 28-July 9 - Kids4Peace
7th and 8th graders participate in a program, on the Plymouth State University campus, to build bridges of understanding across religious and cultural divides. The program includes creation of a musical theater piece directed by Trish Lindberg with music by Will Ogmundson, concluding with a family and community performance Monday, July 3, at the Flying Monkey Performance Center in Plymouth.

PSU is offering several graduate-level courses, including an online course, leading to a Certificate in Historic Preservation. For more information and to register, call 535-2636 or visit

Interested in earning your masters in Integrated Arts? PSU offers an M.Ed in Integrated Arts for classroom teachers, visual arts and music teachers and all those who believe in the power of the arts. Also offered is a CAGS in Arts Leadership and Learning for those more advanced in their careers who already hold a masters degree but wish to further develop their abilities in the arts, learning and leadership. Contact Dr. Trish Lindberg, Coordinator, at to schedule a meeting time to discuss your options.

Silver Center for the Arts events:
Call or visit the box office for a greater choice of seats and fewer fees, or buy online. Gift certificates available

Tuesday, June 27, 7:30pm - Piano Monster Festival Concert
Final concerto for multiple piano ensembles, digital keyboard orchestras, Festival Chorus, and smaller ensembles. Students in grades 5-12, at Hanaway Theatre
Thursdays, June 29-August 17, 2pm - Summer Children's Theatre
Kids will love the catchy original songs and wacky characters, all performed by the professional IMPACT actors from Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln. All the shows are appropriate for even the youngest in the family. Tickets are available now at the Box Office, by phone, or anytime at the website.
June 29 - Anansi: Keeper of the Stories
Anansi, a spider of great cunning, out wits the Sky-God Nyami to bring stories back to earth. Based on the folklore of the Ashanti culture from Ghana
July 6 - Thumbelina
Thumbelina, a tiny girl, uses her imaginative and ingenious spirit to be true to her own heart. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
July 13 - The Bremen Town Musicians
An aging donkey, dog, cat and rooster, all discarded by their masters, band together and discover delight in their new found freedom. Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm
July 20 - The Nightingale
The Emperor falls in love with the song of the nightingale until he finds a bejeweled mechanical bird, but when he becomes sick who comes to his aid? Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
July 27 - Snow White and Rose Red
Snow White and Rose Red are generous and kind. Confronted by both a dwarf and a bear, one day, the girls are in awe when things resolve unexpectedly. Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm
August 3 - Momotaro – Ogre Hunter
Momotarō and his friends a talking dog, monkey and pheasant go to a distant island to fight the marauding ogres and save their village. Based on a Japanese fairy tale
August 10 - How the Rainbow was Made
Nanabozho, an Ojibwe spirit, deciding the world is too boring brings out his paints to color the flowers, and the day takes an unexpected turn. A creation tale from the Ojibwe Nation
August 17 - Humpelken-Pumpelken or the Adventures of Humpty Dumpty
Humpelken-Pumpelken and her friends defend the town of Eggland as it is attacked by a devious chef and his crew. Based on an English Nursery Rhyme

Events & Workshops at Plymouth Regional Senior Center
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
8 Depot Street, Plymouth (603) 536-1204 or 536-9639 or 536-2090

Located in a beautiful, renovated railroad depot, the Center offers a continuous and full schedule of activities, and all are welcome. Serving: Ashland, Campton, Ellsworth, Holderness, Lincoln, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth and Woodstock

Week of June 12th - Wood Carvers Show
Our own wood carvers that meet on Monday mornings will be showcasing some of their masterpieces, in the display cases in front of the dining room doors. Please come and see the beautiful works they have created.

Thursday, June 15, 11am - Exhibit Opening: "The Art Around Us"
Celebrating members of "The Art Around Us" class as they share their work creating hand-made artist books, with the Center's Father's Day luncheon at 12noon and a discussion with class members about their work at 1pm. Free classes for adults 55 and older continue to be offered as part of Arts Alliance of Northern NH's "Experience/Arts" partnership with the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council. Artful aging programs are intended to inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share the arts in ways that are novel, complex and socially engaging.

Wednesday, June 21, 11am - Let’s Start Summer Off Right BBQ
Paul Hubert will be here to provide some music

Tuesday, July 4 - Closed for Independence Day

Tuesday, August 1, 1pm - Book Discussion Group
We have both regular and large print editions available at the reception desk. Books are due back the day of the discussion, and the following month's selection will be available at the same time. You must sign up one month in advance to get and read your copy of the book. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month after lunch. For more information, call Diane at 536-1204

Mondays, 9am - Wood Carving Class
Beginners are welcome. Bring your own tools or come by and see what it's all about.

Wednesdays, 9am - Central New Hampshire Artists

Thursdays, 9am - Crazy Quilting Class
Knitters and crocheters welcome. For more information, call Doris at (603) 786-2297 or Pati at 536-9567

Fridays, 9:30am - Country Line Dancing, with Joan Randlett
Come kick up your heels, have fun and exercise at the same time.

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

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

Author Visits
Each summer, the National Writing Project in New Hampshire invites contemporary authors to visit our summer institutes to talk about their experiences writing, publishing and teaching. All sessions are free and open to the public, held in Frost Commons on the PSU Campus. See author profiles at
Tuesday, June 27, 1:30pm - Benjamin Ludwig
Saturday, July 8, 1:30pm - Anthology Authors
This session will feature readings from National Writing Project of New Hampshire authors who have published works in the Plymouth Writers Group anthologies of teachers’ writing and the Summer Writing Anthologies published by NWPNH. Join us for a celebration of the form of writing we call teacher lore, and the writers who teach and teachers who write.
Tuesday, July 11, 1:30pm - Heather Krill
Tuesday, July 18, 1:30pm - Matthew Cheney
Tuesday, July 25, 1:30pm - JerriAnne Boggis

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

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Mail: PO Box 417, Center Sandwich, NH 03227

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery Contemporary Art Exhibits
Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day, Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12noon-5pm
69 Maple Street (Route 113N), Center Sandwich (603) 284-7728

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery exhibits art in all media by leading contemporary artists. The Gallery shows an eclectic collection of figurative and abstract work that focuses on originality and innovation. Located in a large barn built in 1825, the ample space provides an excellent venue for two and three dimensional work. To learn more, visit the website.
Art consulting is available year round, and work, though not on exhibit during winter months, is also available year round.

Currently on view are new works of art by Wendy Ketchum and watercolors by Stoney Conley

Saturday, June 17, 5pm - Opening Reception: Wendy Ketchum's “Telling Stories”
Artist's talk at 6pm

Saturday, July 1, 5pm - Opening Reception: Margaret Barnaby's New Work from Hawaii and Squam

Saturday, July 8, 9am - Watercolor Workshop: Sallie Wolf

Saturday, July 8, 10am - Sandwich Business Group: Tour of Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 10 - Artists on the Green

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

Friday, August 18 - Gallery Walk

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

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

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

Campton Historical Society Programs and Events
Thursdays, 9am-4pm
Old Town Hall (Campton Historical Society Building)
529 NH Route 175, Campton (603) 536-5140

The building (1 mile north of Blair Bridge Road, Exit 27 off I-93) is handicap accessible and the programs are free and open to the public, with refreshments usually served. Program meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month except February, March and December.

Monday, June 19, 7pm - Tink Taylor presents "A Timeline of Beebe River"
Tink will give a timeline of key events at Beebe River; how it came to be, how it took on the characteristics of an Industrial Utopia, then how it was scuttled in the name of corporate takeover. After that, he will ask those present to fill in the blanks, for there are many who know a great deal more about life there.

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

Saturday, August 5 - 250th Celebration: Explore Campton!
5K Race/Walk Flyer, covered bridge bike ride, history walk, nature walk, float down the Pemi and more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Corner House Inn Storytelling Dinners
Thursdays, 6:30pm - Storytelling Dinners are held from the Thursday before Halloween, and continues every Thursday evening (except holidays) through the end of May. Storytelling begins after dessert and coffee are served. For reservations and more information, call or email Don Brown at Corner House Inn.

Upcoming Storytellers:


Newfound Area Senior Center Programs & Events
Bristol United Church of Christ
15 Church Street, Bristol (603) 744-8395

Serving communities of Bristol, Alexandria, Bridgewater, Hebron and Groton

Alternate Tuesdays, 9am - Craft Group
First & third Tuesdays of each month

Mascoma Area Senior Center Programs & Events
Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm
Church Street, Canaan (603) 523-433

Visit the historic Mascoma Area Senior Center (MASC) in the former Indian River Grange Hall in the heart of downtown Canaan. Serving communities of Canaan, Enfield, Dorchester, Orange and Grafton.
Art consulting is available year round, and work, though not on exhibit during winter months, is also available year round.

Upper Valley Senior Center Programs & Events
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed when the weather is bad)
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon (603) 448-4213

Serving the communities of Lebanon, West Lebanon, Hanover, Plainfield, Enfield, Etna and Lyme. The Upper Valley Senior Center is available for rent, with a large kitchen space, parking and handicap accessible. Great for family events and as a large meeting space. Contact Jill Vahey at the Center.

Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing

Thursdays, 9am OR 1pm - Senior Art Class
Held at AVA Gallery and Art Center (11 Bank Street, Lebanon). No art experience required; all materials are provided. Transportation available for morning class and afternoon drop off through Upper Valley Senior Center. Enroll at AVA Gallery: 448-3117

Select Fridays, 10am - Suite Notes Recorder Group

Contact: Lauretta Phillips

New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance
The New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance promotes the oral tradition of storytelling in the community in all its forms: traditional, creative, educational, cultural, personal and therapeutic. NHSA offers assistance to its members and their communities through conferences, workshops, festivals, in the classroom, and at many venues throughout the state.

New Hampshire Storytelling Guilds: Can't get enough of great New Hampshire storytellers? Each month the many storytelling guilds around the state offer storytellers and listeners a chance to come together and share in the amazing experience of story. Check out upcoming and ongoing events at