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August 20 - September 03
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. Visit a photo journal site sponsored by the Errol Heritage Commission at

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, August 16, 7pm - Weathervane Cabaret
Young, energetic performers prove that there’s really no business like show business – providing a great evening of show tunes and more. The all-new Weathervane Cabaret Company will delight the local audience with the music from the Great White Way and beyond. Come prepared for a night of music everyone will enjoy.
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.

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. Classes and workshops offered at various locations - check website or call for details.

Artists of the month exhibiting, featuring Bette Guerin's photo exhibit "Every Picture Tells a Story: A Photo Journal" at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), Steve Bissionnette at the Indian Stream Health Center (ISHC), and 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.

Exhibiting Friday evenings in July & August - Stratford Art Show
This year's art exhibit at the North Stratford old train station and library celebrates JoAnn Boydston's life. She was a well-known photographer, floral designer and fabric art creator. Having passed away this June, her spirit lives on within her artwork. Open to the public. Coordinated by Sharon White and Nancy Connary, contact Sharon White at (603) 636-2188 for more information.

Select Thursdays, 6pm - CRAG Meeting
August 17 - Meeting at the Black Bear Tavern in Colebrook. Items discussed include the budget, exhibits and our annual Starving Artist Silent Auction fund raising event at CRAG's gallery at Fiddleheads.
Meetings held at 4pm the third Thursday of each month (usually) at various locations. Items discussed include exhibits and workshops. Contact Les Klinefelter at (802) 266-3687 or

August 18-October 5 - Starving Artists Silent Auction at Fiddleheads (Contact Fiddleheads at or 237-9302)

Saturday, August 19, 9am - People's Choice Art Exhibit
Presented at Pittsburg Old Home Day in the Park, individuals may submit up to three pieces of art (paintings, photographs and 3D creations), which will be judged by individuals viewing the exhibit. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Art work should be submitted to the CRAG tent before 8:30am on the 19th and picked up at 3pm. Judging will take place at 1pm. To sign up for the exhibit, please contact Deb Sargeant at (603) 538-6678 or

Saturday, August 19, 5pm - Artist Reception: Various Artists at Fiddleheads

Friday, August 25, 2pm - Colebrook Moose Festival at the Tillotson Center
Contact Pat Klinefelter at (802) 266-3687 or

Saturday, August 26 - The Connecticut River Artisan Group is sponsoring an art exhibit and art contest during the Moose Festival in Canaan. Sign up for the contest by contacting the North Country Chamber of Commerce at 237-8939 before August 18. Art work should be brought to the CRAG tent before 8:30am. Information and guidelines for the contest can be found at

Saturday, August 26, 1:30pm - Art in the Gardens
Spend a lovely afternoon visiting various gardens in Canaan, Vermont and experience artists creating beautiful works of art. For more information, please contact Norma Gray at or (802) 266-3903 or (207) 475-7602.

Sunday, August 27, 9am - Canaan Moose Festival
Contact Les Klinefelter at (802) 266-3687 or

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
Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-3pm/Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 1-3pm and at all events
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook (603) 237-8576

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

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

Friday, August 11, 7pm - The Ecovillage Institute hosts the Renewable Energy Conference
Dr. Gueymard will discuss the development and rapid integration of Renewable Energy technologies in the context of a necessary transition toward a sustainable civilization. The potential of solar and wind energy, as well as current developments in the transportation sector, will be reviewed. The challenge of transforming all industrial and polluting “developed” countries into clean and sustainable societies will be evaluated in the context of current technological advances, economical constraints, population growth, diminution of natural resources, and climate change. A race against the clock is now engaged. What can we do collectively to accelerate the necessary societal changes? Admission fee

Thursday, August 17, 6pm & Friday, August 18, 2pm - Drama Camp, Jr. presents 101 Dalmatians
The Colebrook Recreation Department Drama Camp Jr. will be putting on there very own production this summer, after campers worked on a production of “101 Dalmatians” during the two-week camp.

Thursday, August 17, 7pm & Friday, August 18, 3pm - Drama Camp presents Rock of Ages
The Colebrook Recreation Department Drama Camp will be putting on there very own production this summer, after campers worked on a production of “Rock of Ages” during the two-week camp.

Wednesday, August 23, 7pm - Concert: LUX
LUX is a funky, jazzy, quirky, entertaining, engaging quartet. They are the perfect blend of fun and intelligent music; performing wide-ranging covers and well-crafted originals. General admission tickets are available online and at the door.

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

Events at Mohawk Falls
Mohawk Falls Conference Center
1478 Route 26, Colebrook

Set on a 40-acre estate, alongside the beautiful Mohawk River, at the gateway to Dixville Notch, Mohawk Falls is a premier northern New Hampshire event venue, featuring a pond-side gazebo and large, beautiful post and beam pavilion.


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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.

Wednesday, August 9, 2pm - River Builders: Exploring Nature's Best Engineers
A museum educator from the Children’s Museum of NH will describe a trip down the river to investigate some of nature’s very best architects and engineers. From the beaver to osprey to the lesser known caddis fly and Native American fish weir, participants will get to examine and hypothesize about these builders and the incredible structures they create. Particular focus will be on the stunning designs of buildings, homes and innovative tools found along rivers in New England. This hour-long program will wrap-up with every participant building their own osprey nest platform that will actually hold weight--with plenty of time to test and redesign their creation. We’ll be making osprey nests and mini osprey birds as well. Designed for ages 5-11, but all children are welcome to attend. Program is free and open to the public. Call Library for more information or email

Friday, August 11, 1:30pm - Summer Reading Group: Between the World And Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates' National Book Award winning title, written as a letter to his teenage son about the history and reality of being Black in America

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 - Visit for daily activities. For more information about Project Youth Summer Programs, please contact us at 466-5190 ext 306 or

Tuesdays, September-June, 9:30am - Toddler Time
Parents and toddlers come together for crafts, playing with toys, and a snack - learn new parenting tips and connect with one another. For families with children ages 0-5, free. For more information, call 466-5190 ext. 317 or (603) 723-0579.

Nicky Pizzo, Pinkham Notch Program Manager at 466-8119

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

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

Sunday, August 6 - Go Take a Hike!
Hiking tips for seniors with author Allen Crabtree

Monday, August 7 - A Family Friendly Film: Over the Hedge

Thursday, August 10 - A Family Friendly Film: MicroCosmos

Saturday, August 12 - Stories from the Stars, with local storyteller Matt Krug
Plus evening star gazing and Perseid Meteor Showers

Sunday, August 13 - Ghosts of Mount Washington, with storyteller Joan Veilleux

Monday, August 14 - Documentary: Alone in the Wilderness

Thursday, August 17 - The American Pipit, with Chris Martin from NH Audubon

Saturday, August 19 - I am Mount Washington, with AMC Volunteer Stephen "Steve" Soreff

Sundays, August 20 & 27 - The Peoples Forest: The Story of the White Mountain National Forest

Thursday, August 24 - Brush and Pen: Artists and Writers of the White Mountains

Saturday, August 26 - An Author/Hiker Talk with Mother-Daughters Hiking Team
Join author Trish Herr and daughters Alex (age 14) and Sage (age 11) and learn about their hiking adventures.

Thursday, August 31 - Beavers: The Biggest Dam Movie You’ll Ever See

Tuesdays - Endless Winter Video Series

Wednesdays - Wednesday Night with A USFS Ranger

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). Solar observations in the courtyard during the day and stellar observations behind the Lodge after dark

Programs are free & open to the public (not including meals), usually starting at 8pm. Call for more information or to make a reservation. This schedule is subject to change.

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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.

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

Saturday & Sunday, September 2 & 3, 4pm - Big Moose Bach Fest
At Medallion Opera House, with donations accepted

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.

Artists in Residence - Works by local quilters, The Berlin Material Girls, will be on display through the end of 2017. The broad array of quilted pieces really put some warmth into this large space and are just a sprinkling of what they will exhibit at their quilt show in September of 2018. The pieces can be viewed during the regular performance series events or by contacting the arts center office to arrange a special viewing.

Tuesday, August 15, 7pm - Concert: Organist Katelyn Emerson
Katelyn Emerson, praised for her "great sensitivity" and "exciting artistry" (The American Organist), showcases repertoire from the 14th-21st centuries on St. Kieran's Hook and Hastings organ.

Saturday, August 19, 7pm - Concert: Beatles for Sale
Beatles For Sale is an award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. Their repertoire consists of over 150 songs from the Beatles catalog. Expect to hear some of your favorites, but don’t expect to see Beatles wigs or Sgt. Pepper suits. They feel that the most important thing about the show is the music. What you will see is a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no “sampling” or “midi tricks” – everything you hear is performed completely live.

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, August 16, 7pm - Concert: Ken & Brad Kolodner, with Alex Lacquement
Father-son team, Ken & Brad Kolodner, weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, clawhammer banjo fiddles and vocals with a repertoire drawn from what is known today by practitioners of “old-time” style and Celtic styles. Rounding out the trio is nationally-touring, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Alex Lacquement, playing the upright bass with fervent passion. Advance tickets also available at White Mountain Café and Bookstore. See

Tuesday, August 22, 7pm - CSNY Tribute Concert: Wooden Ships
Norman Coulombe, Don Coulombe, John Cucci and Tim Dion perform a concert featuring the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, a folk rock super group made up of singer-songwriters David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and occasional fourth member Neil Young. They were noted for their intricate vocal harmonies, often tumultuous interpersonal relationships, political activism, and lasting influence on US music and culture. Advance tickets also available at White Mountain Café and Bookstore. See

Wednesday, August 23, 7pm - New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them
Everyone knows that there's "something about lighthouses" that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture is little appreciated. Our early nation was built on maritime economy, and lighthouses were part of the system that made that possible. Due to automation, traditional lighthouse keeping is a way of life that has faded into the past. Jeremy D'Entremont tells the history of New England's historic and picturesque lighthouses primarily focusing on the colorful and dramatic stories of lighthouse keepers and their families. The presentation will feature past and present images and video clips of the lighthouses, and describe present-day preservation efforts. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Contact information: Connie Landry at 466-2525

Saturday & Sunday, September 2 & 3, 4pm - Big Moose Bach Fest
Presented by Music in the Great North Woods, with donations accepted

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, 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, August 10, 9:30am - Floral Arranging, with Jane

Thursday, August 10, 10:30am - We will be celebrating the 17th Anniversary of Horse Meadow Senior Center with a Luau. Listen & dance to music by Rick Clogston. Raffle proceeds to be used for picnic tables for the yard.

Monday, August 14, 12:30pm - Herbs, with Elaine

Wednesday, August 16, 9am - Beading, with Faith
Fee for supplies; sign up at the front desk

Starting Monday, September 11, 1pm - Do you enjoy singing, find yourself humming a favorite tune? Horse Meadow Senior Center is starting a choral group. Everyone is welcome and the only requirement is that you have fun.

Save the date for our Annual Fall Craft Sale - October 7
If you’re interested in selling your crafts, please contact Wanda to reserve your space.

Monday-Friday, 11:15am - Music

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

Tuesdays, 9am - Nifty Needlers, with Gayla

Tuesdays, 1pm - Open Craft Room
Bring whatever you may be working on and share your ideas with others. Gerrie will be available for instruction in Plastic Canvas. Supplies are limited.

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Writers' Group

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

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.

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.

At The Morrison, high quality arts programming, such as hands-on workshops, concerts and performances, complement the daily social and recreational activities planned for residents. All of the activities are designed to engage the senses and help residents remain physically and mentally active. Family members are welcome to participate. All those interested in exploring possibilities of offering more arts and cultural programs at North Country nursing homes, senior centers and service and outreach programs for the elderly are invited, as part of AANNH's Arts & Health initiative. For more information email or call (603) 323-7302.

Whitefield Historical Society 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.

Saturday, August 19 - Annual Post Card Show
For more information, contact Joe Marshall at

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.

Sunday, August 27, 6pm - Annual Meeting and Open Auditions: Noises Off
Join Colonel Town Players at Lancaster Town Hall immediately after the Annual Meeting ends (around 7pm) for auditions to the spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce "Noises Off."
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
In addition to actors, the company is always looking for stage managers, lighting techs, and help set building and costuming. Come to the auditions if interested; call or email for more information.

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.

Displaying through August 28 - White Mountain Art Exhibition: 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.

Saturday, August 12, 7:30pm - Dr. Douglas Arion, Director of the Carthage Institute of Astronomy, will give a presentation on the intricate and fascinating connections between life on Earth and the history and phenomena of the Universe around us. Learn about the amazing sequence of events that led to the formation of the solar system and the Earth, and how we have come to understand what we are and why we are here. Following the presentation, weather permitting, there will be observing through telescopes of the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Saturday, August 19, 7:30pm - Wildlife of the White Mountains
Naturalist Dave Govatski will lead this program that will look at several charismatic mammals of the White Mountain region, including American marten, fisher, snowshoe hare, beaver, black bear and moose. We will discuss what these animals eat, how they survive our long winters and places where you might see them. We will also look at several bird species found in the mountains, including spruce grouse, gray jays, boreal chickadees and black-backed woodpeckers.

Monday, August 21, 7:30pm - Total Solar Eclipse
While the path of totality crosses the center of the United States, a partial eclipse will be viewable from New Hampshire. The Highland Center will have telescopes out and trained astronomers giving interpretation of the event. Dr. Douglas Arion will lead an AMC Adventure Travel trip in the Western US for viewing of the total phase of the eclipse. Continue the sky viewing with night sky observation through telescopes (weather permitting) or indoor sky viewing with our portable planetarium.

Saturday, August 26, 7:30pm - Death on the Mountain
Guest speaker Bill Moss will present a program on Mt. Washington, notorious for the worst weather in the world. Bill will share the stories of those who’ve lost their lives on the mountain, and what other hikers can do to prevent misfortune on the trail.

Sunday, August 27, 6pm - AMC Presents: Music & BBQ
Join the AMC for a BBQ and live acoustic music by singer-songwriter Ana D’Leon.

Mail: PO Box 245
Lancaster, NH 03584

Taproot Farm & Environmental Education Center Events
Lancaster (603) 788-4183 or (603) 631-6761

Taproot's work is guided by its mission, which is nurturing care for the environment by educating, inspiring, and connecting communities to the land, to their food, and to each other in a holistic manner. Taproot is working toward creating a learning center whose campus is an educational homestead comprised of a working biodynamic farm, and whose programs, initiatives, and services fall within three distinct but holistically integrated realms: Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological & Community Stewardship.

LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK AREA (including Waterville Valley)

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Rey Center and Curious George Cottage Activities 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

Tuesdays, through 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.

Saturday, August 19, 1pm - Eclipse Demonstration
Curious about the upcoming Solar Eclipse? Join educator and NASA Ambassador Sally Jensen for a hands-on demonstration of the eclipse. Learn about the phenomena and be ready to view it on Monday.

Monday, August 21, 1:15pm-4:05pm - We will have a small scope with a solar filter set up to watch the eclipse.

Summer Speaker Series: Travel
Friday, August 25, 6pm - Ian Cullison, Pacific Crest Trail
Ian Cullison will share knowledge, photos, and lessons of humility from his thru-hike of the PCT in 2015. Come learn about trail magic, trail angels and some of the unique places and people Ian encountered along the way. The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2,650 mile journey from the U.S. - Mexico Border through California, Oregon and Washington to the US-Canada Border. Wine and cheese will be offered prior to lecture.

Saturday, August 26, 9pm - Dark Sky Stargazing Nights
The Reys chose Waterville Valley as their summer home because they loved the dark night sky. Join us for monthly stargazing nights at the H.A. Rey Observatory at the Curious George Cottage to observe the stars just like H.A. Rey used to do. Telescopes will be set-up and knowledgeable volunteers from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be your guide. This program is weather dependent; bring warm layers to wear and binoculars if you have them. Designed for adults and families with children ages 4+. Free, donations always welcome

Saturday, September 30, 6pm - Fall Speaker Series: Micheal Francis
Galileo Galilei: The Starry Messenger

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

Fridays, 11am & Sundays, 12:30pm - Scavenger Hunt
Free Nature and Science based scavenger hunt for kids all ages, weather permitting

Saturdays, through September 2, 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 & Sundays, 11:30am - 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

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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

Registration for Jean’s Playhouse Broadway Bound Summer Camp is Now Open
Do your kids love to sing and dance? Do they dream of someday being on the stage? Jean’s Playhouse’s unique summer day-camp is filled with unique and creative opportunities for kids wishing to be involved in the theatre. Our camp runs from Monday-Friday, August 7-11, 9am-4pm with a final performance on Saturday, August 12 at 2pm. Taught by the Papermill Theatre Company’s professional mainstage actors, the theme of the camp changes each year, but focuses on daily sessions in creative arts ranging from improvisation, arts and crafts, singing, dancing, theatre games and so much more. Students in grades 1-12 welcome; classes grouped by age/experience. Full day and morning options available; register online or call our Box Office. Due to our sponsors, a limited number of partial scholarships are available for local youth to attend Broadway Bound Summer Camp. Call the office at 745-6032 or email to inquire about receiving a scholarship.

Exhibiting through August - "Photographing the Landscape of New Hampshire"
Robert Kozlow’s photographs have appeared on the covers of many guidebooks and brochures in New Hampshire, and his work has been featured in numerous shows, including an exhibit at the Sherman Adams Visitor Center on the summit of Mount Washington. Free and open to the public

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.
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

Tuesdays & Thursday-Saturday, August 3-19 at 7:30pm and Wednesdays, August 9 & 16, 2pm - Annie, The Musical
With pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago at an orphanage run by the embittered Miss Hannigan. Helped by her fellow orphans, Annie escapes and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Save a few bucks: Jean’s Playhouse will be running a food drive for discounted tickets to Annie, The Musical. For every non-perishable food item that is brought in, we will discount your ticket $1 (up to $5).

Wednesday, August 16, 7pm - Interactive Dinner Theatre: Murder in the Mountains
A special event at the Mountain Club on Loon, inspired by true events in the White Mountains. In 1891, Thomas Colbath went on an errand, telling his wife Ruth he would be back soon. He did not return for 42 years! Is this historic home haunted by the love-sick spirit of Ruth Colbath? Was something more evil afoot in the disappearance of Thomas Colbath? Is that evil presence wreaking havoc still? YOU solve the mystery in this interactive theatre event. All tickets include a 3-course meal and 1 bottle of wine/table. More information at

Wednesday, August 23, 7:30pm - Opening Night: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, August 24-September 9 at 7:30pm and Wednesdays, August 30 & September 6, 2pm - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
America's loveable loser Charlie Brown and his friends, the Peanuts gang, delight us as they journey through a day in their lives. From Valentine's Day to baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, this time-honored musical takes us from a bright, uncertain morning to a hopeful starlit evening.

Upcoming Mainstage Performances:
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.

Wednesday, August 16, 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.

Friday, August 18, 6pm - Artist Reception for Wayne King
Join us in welcoming local photographer, Wayne King as he exhibits his beautiful artwork. Wayne will have prints and cards of some of his images for sale at the event. Free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, August 21, 2pm - Solar Eclipse Viewing and Party
Join us to view a solar eclipse. We will have authentic viewing glasses for the first 40 people to sign up for the event (1 pair per family). We are planning fun games and activities for the children.

Wednesday, August 30, 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, 10:30am - Storytime
Join us for a fun hour of stories, songs and crafts. Please call the Library to sign up. Open to all children, parents are expected to remain with their child during program.

Happenings at the Linwood Senior 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

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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.

Select Wednesdays, 4pm - Books of Jewish Interest Club
Books for the Club are not religious; they reflect Jewish experiences, life and culture. Meetings are held in the Bethlehem Public Library on Main Street, free and open to the public. For more information, visit or contact Gail Robinson at
August 9 - Sharon Heyman leads the discussion of "The Notorious RBG: The Life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik. This book about a highly admired octogenarian mixes cheeky fan art with a serious and stirring account of Ginsburg's life and work.
August 23 - The book for the closing meeting is "I Am a Refugee," a first-hand account of survival during WWII by Camillo Adler. His son Michel, translator of the book, will be on hand to lead the discussion of his family’s escape fro Vienna to Lyon to Switzerland.

Friday, August 11, 5pm - Sounds in the Sanctuary Classical Concert Series
Cellist Amit Peled and pianist Elizabeth Borowsky perform “The Journey to My Jewishness” with music by Bruch, Bloch, Bach, Zahavi and Popper. Peled performs on the historic Goffriller cello (ca. 1733) of Pablo Casals. Marta Casals Istomin, widow of Maestro Pablo Casals, personally handed this famed instrument to Peled. Light reception follows, hosted by Gail Robinson. For more information, contact

Thursdays, 7:30pm - White Mountain Jewish Film Festival
Each film in the series begins with a ticket-holder reception at 6:30pm on the Colonial Theatre patio and a unique guest speaker at 7pm to introduce the film. A Q&A session follows each film. Please visit for more details about the films and guest speakers in the 2017 White Mountain Jewish Film Festival, presented at the Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem
August 17 - The Debt (English, rated R)
Guest Speaker: Larry Lowenthal, Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University
In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin on a secret mission to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them when they are compelled to revisit the pivotal event that shaped their lives and careers. A taut, beautifully crafted thriller, that tackles themes of humanity, revenge and truth.
August 31 - Closing Night: I'm Not Rappaport (English, rated PG)
Guest Speaker: Lawrence Bush, Author, Poet and Editor of Jewish Currents
Delightful comedy of an 81-year-old unreconstructed New York Jewish radical, fantasist and troublemaker, whose rash, eccentric campaigns against injustice and cruelty are an old man's way of raging against the dying of the light, of trying to make a difference in an indifferent world. Imagination is the best defense.

Friday, August 25, 5pm - Sounds in the Sanctuary Classical Concert Series, Closing Night
Pianist and psychiatrist Richard Kogan presents a concert lecture, "West Side Story: The Mind and Music of Leonard Bernstein." Light reception follows, hosted by Gail Robinson. For more information, contact

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.

Exhibiting through October 9 - Our Hat Trunk

Saturdays, July 15-August 12, 7:30pm - North Country Chamber Players Concerts
August 12 - Grand Finale
Featured Works:
W. A. Mozart - Divertimento in D Major, K.251 for oboe, 2 horns and strings
Johannes Brahms - Horn Trio in Eb Major, Op. 40 for horn, violin and piano
PDQ Bach ‘Moose’ Quartet, Sonata for viola 4 hands
Connesson - Sextet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, bass and piano

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.

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.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, August 7-9, 9am - Clay Camp
Three days of hand building fun with Jennifer Chance. You will built a bird & nest and make whistles and more. Ages 5+

Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 10-24, 9am - Covered Vessels Intensive: Cookie Jars
In this intensive three-week class with Marghie Seymour, work on making covered vessels such as cookie jars and tea pots.

Tuesdays, September 5-October 10, 6pm - Jewelry Fundamentals, with Lucy Golden
Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles. Also offered Thursdays, November 2-December 14 with Jean Matray

Tuesdays, through 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.

Wednesdays, through August 23, 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.

Mondays, August 28-October 16, 2:30pm - Hand Building, with Maria Neal
Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Whether working with slabs to create mugs, bowls or boxes or learning coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms, Maria's creativity is sure to build upon each person's love of clay to create fun and fabulous pieces. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students. Also offered November 6-December 11

Tuesdays, August 29-October 3, 9am - Throwing, with Marghie Seymour
Marghie will work one on one with students who are either completely new to throwing clay on a wheel or those who have some experience but are looking for help making the material do what they want it to do. Students will finish this class with an understanding of the properties of clay, how to make basic items, join pieces, and alter forms, and with a baseline knowledge of materials, tools, glazing and firing.

Wednesdays, August 30-October 11, 9am OR Thursdays, August 31-October 12, 6pm - Throwing/Handbuilding
From basic throwing and handbuilding skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs. Alison Dodd works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills. Open to teen-adult students with any level of clay experience. Also offered November 1-December 14

Wednesdays, August 30-October 11, 6pm - Throwing, with Jeremiah Chace
Come learn how to make bowls, plates, pitchers and more. Open to beginners & those with some throwing experience. Also offered November 1-December 13

Thursdays, September 7-October 12, 6pm - Intermediate Jewelry/Guided Open Session, with Jean Matray
Learn new techniques while working on your own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting, soldering or enameling. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Materials available for purchase. Also offered Tuesdays, November 7-December 12, 6pm with Lucy Golden

Fridays, September 8-29, 9am - Water Color for All Levels, with Debbie Aldrich
Debbie is an accomplished watercolor artist who has studied at the Museum School of Fine Art Boston and the Glassell School of Fine Art, Houston, TX. She has also studied with top watercolor artists around the country. She is an award winning painter and a phenomenal instructor. She works with all levels of students. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Class is open to all levels, to be held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia. Also offered October 6-27

Saturday, September 30, 10am - Basic Bezel Setting with Sinead Cleary
Ever want to know how to bezel set stones? This one-day workshop will cover the basics of how to make a bezel setting. You can set anything that has a flat bottom and any shape top stone, glass, clay and more. Learn tips and tricks on how to set your stone perfectly, how to clean up your bezel and create a beautiful polish. Instructor will provide silver bezel strip, silver wire, silver sheet, and a small assortment of stones for students to purchase.

Saturday, October 14, 10am - Stacking Rings in a Day, with Sinead Cleary
In this full-day class, make several rings that will stack together. Each ring is different yet all go together. Using assorted wire of different thickness and width, we will shape them into rings, solder them, and using hammers to create textures. If time allows, we will also add stone or other decorative elements on each ring to provide a variety of rings. Instructor will have silver wire and gold filled wire on hand for students to purchase.

Saturday, November 4, 9am - All Day Workshop: Basket Making, with Ray Lagasse
Make your own woven basket chosen from an assortment of Ray's wonderful baskets: Double Pie Basket with 2 wooden swing handle, Pack Basket with strap, Wool Gathering Basket, Laundry Basket with 2 leather handles, Market Basket with 2 wooden handles, or Tote Basket with choice of strap color. Workshop to be held at Moose Track Studio in Franconia

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

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

Alan Rowe, Musical Director
(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.

Tuesday, September 5, 7:15pm - Rehearsals for the fall season begin, in the band room of the Morse Center for the Arts at St. Johnsbury Academy (parking in the rear). The Chorus will be preparing JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Performances will be held during the first weekend of December at three venues in the North Country.

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.

Saturday, August 5 - Alumni 40th Anniversary Reunion

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.

Tuesdays, July 18 & 25, 10am - Craft Classes (Materials supplied, donations accepted)

Tuesday, July 18, 1pm - Line Dancing, with Billye

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

Thursdays, 1pm - Photo Class

Littleton Needleworkers - Call for details

Resumes in the fall - Bookworms Bookclub

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.

July 17-21 - Artful Antics
Unleash your imagination this summer and join Ms. Scribner to develop creativity and fundamental art skills. You will experience a range of mixed media, sculpture and more in a positive, supportive atmosphere. Kids will leave the week with a greater appreciation of the arts.

July 24-28 - Scientifically Speaking, Junior Scientist!
Biology? Chemistry? Physics? Explore your inner scientist as we experiment, observe and build together.

July 31-August 4 - Live Free Outside!
Get ready for games and explorations in the great outdoors. We’ll be moving our bodies and working our minds on the trails and in the fields as we play, observe and create, inspired by the beauty of the world around us.

August 7-11 - Music Makers
In this fun fusion of art making and music, we will be making artful instruments and then creating incredible music together. Experiment with a range of musical styles and rhythms on your very own creations.

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, August 12 - Escape Games
Basically, a fun outing where families and friends find clues, solve puzzles, and explore their inner genius. Each game takes about an hour and is designed for both novices and intermediate players. Recommended group size is 4-6 players (larger groups could be split up and smaller groups could be combined with others). Register online at or email for more details. Reservations are highly recommended as there are a limited number of spaces.

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
239 Skimobile Road, 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. This year’s lineup includes the return of some fan favorites, as well as some renowned first-timers. Headline concerts begin at 7pm and an early concert performance, highlighting some of the area's best musicians, begins at 6pm. For additional information and a sample of the music from each concert, visit

Tickets are available at the gate; admission to the concerts is free for kids 12 and under. Please note that there is no seating provided at the venue, but attendees are welcome to bring blankets or set up lawn chairs. There is plenty of free, convenient parking on site. Food and beverages are available on the Zips Pub deck. Dogs, with the exception of leashed service dogs, are not allowed on the property. The concerts are ‘rain or shine’ events, so we advise concertgoers to come prepared as they would to any outdoor events. Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization, depending on the support of our community. Donations are welcome year-round by visiting our website and clicking on "DONATE."

August 10 - Final Concert of the Season: Entrain
Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the quintessential blues-calypso-zydeco-pop-rock-jazz-and a ton of drums band, brings infectious rhythms and upbeat good time music straight from Martha's Vineyard. Entrain's collective resume includes performances with the likes of James Taylor, Grateful Dead alum Bob Weir, and rock legend Bo Diddley. Entrain's goal is not just to be the biggest and the best... "We want to create music that makes people feel good. If we can help to promote positive values and lifestyles... great! There's enough negativity in the world, so let's spread a little joy around and watch how infectious it can be."
The Kelly Karuzis Band will be performing the opening concert.

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.

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White Mountain Musical Arts 29th Annual Mostly Bach Festival
Saturday, August 26, 7:30pm and Sunday, August 27, 4:30pm
First Church of Christ, Congregational
White Mountain Highway, North Conway

White Mountain Musical Arts announces the presentation of the 29th Annual Mostly Bach Festival, featuring instrumental and vocal music of the Baroque period, including vocal and instrumental soloists and the Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra at both concerts.

The Saturday evening concert will include the music of Johann Sebastian Bach as well as compositions by Handel, Vivaldi, Albinoni and Lotti. The Sunday concert is an all-Bach program. The performers include both amateur and professional singers and musicians from the greater New England region as well as local residents of the Conway/Fryeburg area.

First Church of Christ, Congregational is air-conditioned and handicap accessible, with parking available behind the church. Discounted tickets may be purchased in advance through August 25 at The UPS Store, 1857 White Mountain Highway, Route 16, North Conway. Tickets will also be available at the door. Additional information about the entire Bach Festival may be found on the website.

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, August 10, 7pm - Mystery Book Club discusses "White Bones" by Graham Masterton
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 September 14 - "Badlands" by C.J. Box

Thursday, August 24, 7pm - Thursday Night Book Club discusses "Lily and the Octopus" by Steven Rowley
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 September 28 - "Rabbit Cake" by Annie Hartnett

Wednesday, September 6, 12noon - Author Luncheon
New Hampshire author, Benjamin Ludwig, will be discussing his debut novel, "Ginny Moon" (location TBD).

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.

Saturday, August 26, 7:30pm and Sunday, August 27, 4:30pm - 29th Annual Mostly Bach Festival
White Mountain Musical Arts announces the presentation of the 29th Annual Mostly Bach Festival, featuring instrumental and vocal music of the Baroque period, including vocal and instrumental soloists and the Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra at both concerts. The Saturday evening concert will include the music of Johann Sebastian Bach as well as compositions by Handel, Vivaldi, Albinoni and Lotti. The Sunday concert is an all-Bach program. The performers include both amateur and professional singers and musicians from the greater New England region as well as local residents of the Conway/Fryeburg area.
First Church of Christ, Congregational is air-conditioned and handicap accessible, with parking available behind the church (White Mountain Highway, North Conway). Discounted tickets may be purchased in advance through August 25 at The UPS Store, 1857 White Mountain Highway, Route 16, North Conway. Tickets will also be available at the door. Additional information about the entire Bach Festival may be found on

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, lunch Thursday-Sunday, and dinner is served Wednesday-Monday.

Different groups play their best music upstairs in the Pub

July 14, September 8 & November 17 - Doug Hazard
July 21 & December 22 - Tim Hazelton & David Young
July 28 & October 13 - Audrey Drake
August 4 - Adam Nudd-Homeyer
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
September 29 - Paul Hubert
October 20 - Starlight Honeys
October 27 - Tom Bartlett
November 24 - Brian Hastings

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

Wednesday, August 30, 11am - Last BBQ of the Summer, with Music by Paul Hubert

Tuesday, September 5, 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.

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

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, July 11, 1:30pm - Heather Krill
Tuesday, July 18, 1:30pm - Matthew Cheney
Tuesday, July 25, 1:30pm - JerriAnne Boggis

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, July 17, 18, 20 & 21 - Writing and New Literacies
Without question, our students are savvy, literate individuals using a myriad of tools and practices to explore the world around them and craft their identities. Since many students are labeled as “at risk” and failing, it’s time to refocus on how something ever-present in our classrooms—students’ own literate lives—can be leveraged to welcome and support their diverse literacy practices. This institute’s two main goals will be to explore ways to use these literacies as tools to foster relevant, flexible thinking in students and teachers alike, and to explore ways teachers can bring into practice the interests and existing literacies of the student writer/reader. Participants may register for three graduate credits at a reduced rate.

Monday-Wednesday, July 17-19 AND July 24-26 - Writing Our Communities
This special focus institute runs on the same principles that guide the National Writing Project invitational institute. It is designed for teachers who would like to gain a thorough background in teaching place-based writing to their students. It is open to all teachers and other interested parties. Participants can register for three graduate credits at a reduced rate.

Sunday-Friday, July 23-28 - Young Writers Institute
The purpose of this program is to create a community of writers that share in the art of writing together. We will read as writers and explore genres of writing, including poetry, prose and memoir. Participants will partake in writing activities that will help strengthen their craft through quick writes, prompts, revision exercises and conferencing with both instructors and peers. Exploration of craft will occur daily. Students will work on character and setting development, dialogue, description, scene setting and more. We will look at the work of published writers to help us dissect what works and what does not. Young writers will have the opportunity to experience collaborative work with members of the other writing camps on campus, as well as, the NWPNH Summer Institute for teachers. Students will stay in a PSU dormitory supervised by program counselors and participate in evening activities. Grades 9-12

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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 (“Telling Stories”), watercolors by Stoney Conley, Margaret Barnaby's New Work from Hawaii and Squam, and Sallie Wolf's New Watercolors Here… and Beyond

Thursday, August 10 - Artists on the Green

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

Friday, August 18, 5pm - Gallery Walk in Center Sandwich

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

Saturday, August 26, 5pm - Opening Reception: Margery Thomas Mueller at Red Dot (74 Drew Hill Road, Alton)

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, August 21, 7pm - New England's Colonial Meetinghouses and their Impact on American Society
New England's colonial meetinghouses embody an important yet little-known chapter in American history. Built mostly with tax money, they served as both places of worship and places for town meetings, and were the centers of life in colonial New England communities. Using photographs of the few surviving "mint condition" meetinghouses as illustrations, Paul Wainwright tells the story of the society that built and used them, and the lasting impact they have had on American culture. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, August 26 - 250th Celebration: Community Day with Food, Music and Dancing!
A festive evening of events in the upper village. Start with an All Nations' Potluck Dinner, followed by an old fashioned country dance and end the day with live music and an open mike session. All are welcome.

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

Saturday, September 30 - 250th Celebration: The Grand Finale!
The big gala celebration at Pattee Conservation Park and the Campton Historical Society. The day will begin with a breakfast at the Campton Congregational Church followed by the 250th Proclamation at the Conservation Park. Live events for the afternoon will include games for kids, historical reenactments, crafts and exhibits. Evening entertainment and dancing will follow a gala barbecue dinner and end with a grand fireworks display. All are welcome.

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

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:

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Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University
Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 11am-4pm (closed PSU holidays & closings)
Plymouth State University
34 Highland Street, Plymouth (603) 535-3210

The Museum of the White Mountains preserves and promotes the history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provide unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving students, researchers and the public. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours (handicap accessible). Please call Libby Griffiths or email her at to discuss and schedule group visits.

Exhibiting through September 13 - Summer Camps: The White Mountains Roots of an Iconic American Experience
"Our Summer Camps" exhibition will trace the sparks cast by the Transcendentalists and the early White Mountain tourists. They were the kindling for the first American summer camps that caught fire along the shores of Squam Lake and became the popular camps of the Progressive Era. These led to the torches carried forth by generations of campers from then to now. In addition to images, artifacts and narratives of the history of summer camp, the exhibit will include a participatory digital experience titled "Camp Stories," inspired by the popular oral history project Story Corps.

Monday, August 21, 7pm - What is THAT?
To enhance the knowledge of any interested in mushrooms, Dr. Tommy Stoughton will present a seminar on diversity and distribution of fungi within the White Mountains. You do not need to have attended any of the other walks to join us for this one.

Tuesday, September 5, 3pm - Nature as a Classroom: Why Teaching “Out-of-the-Doors” was and is Still Relevant
From the Greek philosophers to the 18th century educators and now contemporary education reformers, Nature with a capital “N” has always been a great place for teaching and learning. This experiential and interactive workshop will look at the reasons why nature is such a powerful environment for learning. Historical, philosophical and theoretical arguments will be presented and discussed. Prof. Christian Bisson, Adventure Education Program Coordinator, will lead a walk in the woods and help visitors appreciate why Nature and living/learning outdoors is still, if not even more, relevant than ever before.

Wednesday, September 6, 2:45pm - Mushroom Walk/Fungal Foray
Join us for the third mushroom walk of our pilot summer-fall series. Evolutionary biologist Dr. Tommy Stoughton of the PSU Center for the Environment will lead a short and leisurely fungal foray and hike to Langdon Park in Plymouth. You do not need to have attended any of the other walks to join us for this one. Meet at the MWM; suggested donation.

Thursday, September 7, 5pm - Camps + Schools = Complete Education
Drawing on more than 35 years of experience working in camps and schools around the world, psychologist Dr. Christopher Thurber describes how camps fill the gaps in traditional classroom education. It’s no surprise that the first camps in North America were founded by professional educators who understood the value of taking children from inside to outside, changing lessons from rote memorization to real-world problem-solving, and from mostly sitting to mostly running around. The complementary nature of camps and schools is essential to positive youth development.

Programs are free and open to all unless otherwise noted. Programming at the MWM is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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.

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.

Thursday, August 10, 11:30am - Galen Mudgett's Saxophone

Wednesday, August 16, 5:30pm - The Connecticut: New England’s Great River
The largest river in New England rises in a small beaver pond near the Canadian border and flows over 400 miles through four states, falling 2,670 feet to the sea through America’s only watershed-based national fish and wildlife refuge. Adair Mulligan leads an armchair tour of this great river in New Hampshire and Vermont, exploring its history and natural beauty through the seasons and among the communities that have sprung up along its banks. Next, the discussion will shift to how the river has influenced the lives of those who live there, and how they, in turn, have affected the river. This presentation explores the many issues involved in managing the health of this major river, and how citizens have created a vision for its future. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, August 17, 10:30am - Fun with Fraglets, Moveable Magnetic Art
Drop in; preregistration not required

Thursday, August 17, 11:30am - Birthday Social, with Roger Tatro

Friday, August 25, 11:30am - Lloyd Kvam's Accordion Music

Tuesdays, 1pm - Line Dancing
*Taking the month of August off; starting back up on September 5

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

Select Fridays, 10am - Suite Notes Recorder Group

New Hampshire Storytelling 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, including:
Mountain Storytellers Guild at Conway Public Library on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30pm
Tea & Tales at Franklin Public Library on the last Tuesday of each month at 7pm
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Cultural Events at Scriven Arts Colony
Scriven Arts Colony Barn
452 NH Route 140, Gilmanton

Poetry readings, film screenings and more, in an old New England barn. The Scriven Arts Colony was launched in 2015 to host cultural events in a circa 1790 barn in Gilmanton.

Monday, August 14, 7:30pm - Talk/Slide Show: Art Historian Kristina Wilson
A lifelong Gilmanton summer resident and an art history professor at Clark University, in Worcester, Kristina Wilson is a leading expert on furniture design and the author of Livable Modernism: Interior Decorating and Design During the Great Depression, published by Yale University Press. Now at work on a new book about the 1950s, Wilson will discuss how the Herman Miller Furniture Company incorporated ‘exotic’ tourist art from faraway lands in its advertising to give its products—including storage pieces, tables and chairs—a global, cosmopolitan air.