Supper to Support the New England Ski Museum Eastern Slope Branch

Enjoy an evening of great food, community involvement, and generosity at the Flatbread Pizza Company in North Conway to benefit the New England Ski Museaum Eastern Slope Branch on Tuesday, February 21, at 5pm until close. The Flatbread Pizza Company in will donate a portion of the evening’s receipts (both dine-in and take-out) to the Eastern Slope Branch of the New England Ski Museum.

The evening will be all about skiing! Visit the Legends Room of the Eastern Slope Inn to watch vintage ski films and participate in a 50/50 raffle to help turn the former North Conway Community Center into the Eastern Slope Branch of the New England Ski Museum.  The museum will include interactive exhibits, a library, fascinating ski history and a museum shop.  Please attend and help make this vision a reality!

About the New England Ski Museum
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The New England Ski Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1977. The mission of the museum is to collect, conserve, and exhibit elements of ski history for research, education and inspiration. While the museum has operated at Franconia Notch State Park since December of 1982 and welcomes thousands of visitors annually, the New England Ski Museum aims to expand and create a permanent branch in the Mount Washington Valley.

About the Eastern Slope Branch Ski Museum Project

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It is anticipated that the cost to lease, renovate and equip the community center to properly house the museum and ensure its long-term health will be $1,700,000. Professional museum quality environmental renovations will be required to display priceless artifacts from the existing collection. Interactive displays and exhibit features are also planned. A fixed budget will be created after the final programming and architectural solutions are completed. A capital campaign team has been formed of New England Ski Museum directors and key Mount Washington Valley residents to promote this exciting charitable endeavor and raise the requisite funds.

For more information, please visit www.newenglandskimuseum.org or call 603.823.7177.

AMC Highland Happenings at Crawford Notch

‘Find your outdoors’ with weekend programs and school vacation week programs at AMC Highland Center Lodge at Crawford Notch. During the month of February, experience weekend hikes, nature walks, outdoor skills sessions, social hours, and yoga starting at 9am weekend mornings until the late evening with featured evening programs. During school vacation week, February 18-26, bring the family for Kids Power Hour, Drop In Painting, kids movies, and family featured evening programs, including campfires and night hikes.

amc-trailsFEBRUARY WEEKEND PROGRAMS

Saturdays & Sundays

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am Yoga (Sundays only)
  • 9:00 am Notch Hike: 1-3 hours, easy hike to a view or waterfall
  • 11:00 am  Notch Talk: Topics include: outdoor skills, history or natural world
  • 1:00 pm Notch Nature Walk or Notch Talk
  • 3:00 pm Outdoor Skills Sessions
  • 5:00 pm Social Hour & Trivia
  • 7:30 pm Featured Evening Programs

SCHOOL VACATION WEEK PROGRAMS
February 18-26, Daily

  • 9:00 am Notch Hike
  • 11:00 am Notch Talk
  • 1:00 pm Notch Nature Walk or Notch Talk
  • 3:00 pm Outdoor Skills Sessions
  • 4:00 pm Kids Power Hour
  • 4-6:00 pm Drop In Painting with Artist in Residence
  • 5:00 pm Social Hour & Trivia
  • 7:30 pm Kids Movies Daily, PLUS Featured Evening Programs

The featured evening programs for the month of February include a closer look at  astronomy with Mountains of Stars: Astronomy at Crawford Notch with guest speaker Dr. Doug Arion on Saturday, February 18th at 7:30pm and story-telling at their Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trial event on Sunday, February 19th at 7:30pm.

Featured evening programs during school vacation include campfires on Monday, February 20th and Wednesday, February 22; a night hike on Tuesday, February 21 with AMC’s Outdoor Guides,  Tai Chi with Instructor Ruth Innes for all ages and experience levels on Thursday, February 23, featured film screening of Steep (a documentary on extreme and big mountain skiing) on Friday, February 24, and Hiking the Winter 48 presentation with special guest speakers Mike & Lori Innes who share photos and stories of their adventures checking off the list of New Hampshire’s 48 4000+ footers during the winter months on Saturday, February 25.

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For more information, please visit www.outdoors.org/highlandhappenings or call 603-278-4453.

The Believe in Books Sugar Shack Opens February 18th

It’s that time of year again! The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will open their Sugar Shack on Saturday, February 18th.  Participate in a guided tour through their Sugar Bush on weekend afternoons, enjoy a wagon ride through the woods, learn about the history of maple sugaring, how to identify maple trees, tap for sap, as well as collection and sample tastings. The tours are approximately an hour long. The foundation recommends participants dress according to the weather as the event is outside.

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The suggested donation for this event is $5 per person, which helps the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation fund their mission and literacy programs.

The mission of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is to advance healthy development of young minds through literacy programs that encourage early reading, imagination, and physical activity. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

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Guests are also welcome to take self-guided tours on the Maple Storybook Trail which begins right near the Sugar Shack. This tour can be done anytime, however an inside peek at the Sugar Shack can only be done when the shack is open.

If there is steam rolling out of the Sugar Shack, you are welcome to step inside for a firsthand look of the historic and innovative process of turning sap into maple syrup. Stop in, learn more about one of Mother Nature’s sweetest and healthiest offerings and taste a sample.

The Sugar Shack opens on February 18, but will also be open on February 19, 25, 26 and on March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26. Believe in Books also offers Group Educational Tours for all ages during Maple Season mid-week.

For more information about the Sugar Shack  and the Believe in Books Foundation, please call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.believeinbooks.org.

M&D Playhouse Presents 84 Charing Cross Road

84-charing-cross-roadIt all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in London. As Helene’s sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the stodgy and proper Frank Doel of 84, Charing Cross Road, a relationship blossoms into a warm and charming long-distance friendship lasting many years.

M&D Playhouse is pleased to present 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, the second production in our 2017 series of eleven plays about relationships. The production will be presented February 16- 26, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM with Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM at Your Theatre, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway. 

Written by Helene Hanff and adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans, this wonderful show is a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen.  This production is directed by Ken Martin.

Enjoy food and beverages from or Culture Café during the performance.  The Café opens 45 minutes prior to the performance with light snacks, coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer and liquors available.

To reserve seats please visit our website at www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.

February Vacation Sports Camp at Home Run Sports Training Center

Are you looking for a fun, affordable way to keep your child or children physically active during February vacation? The Home Run Sports Training Center in Conway welcomes boys and girls ages 7 and older to their February Vacation Sports Camp February 20th to 24th. The camp will operate from 10am to 3pm each day and will cover hitting mechanics, throwing, fielding, pitching, and catching. All ability levels are welcome!

Participants can expect baseball and softball instruction each morning, a lunch break, and sports activities in the afternoon. The price for this program is $125 per player.

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For more information about this program or to sign up, please visit their website at www.homerunconway,com or by calling (603) 447-2000.

Home Run Baseball League Open House

Home Run Sports Training Center in Conway welcomes you to an open house for their Summer Baseball League on Saturday, February 18th from 12-2pm. The league is for youth aged 13-15. Come meet the league officials and coaches and see what the program is all about!

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The sports training center is a 9600 square foot indoor facility with high quality, professional instruction to help improve player’s skills. They offer individual lessons, classes, batting rentals, and more. Training is available for all age groups and the center offers training for a variety of sports, including soccer, softball, and baseball.

For more information, visit Home Run on www.homerunconway.com or call them at 603-447-2000.

Paint Your Pet at the Jackson Art Studio

Jackson, NH – Jackson Art Studio welcomes you to express your creative side while showing appreciation for your furry friend on Saturday, February 18th from 6-9pm during their Paint Your Pet session. Like many of their sessions, the Paint Your Pet event is open to artists of all levels, from the beginner artist to a well-seasoned artist. The class will be instructed by Melanie Barash Levitt and Lori Stearns.

paint-your-pet-jackson-art-studioThe studio asks all participants to email a jpeg photo of their pet’s face at least 5 days prior to class start. The image should be a close-up image of your pet’s face and shoulders with good contrast, as they will use the image to sketch your pet’s face onto the canvas for your project. Images should be sent to melanie@jacksonartnh.com. Please note, you can only paint one pet’s face per class.

Class will start promptly at 6pm, but the studio recommends arriving 15-20 minutes prior to class start. Spend an evening of creativity as you twist  open your favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork your creativity! The instructors will guide you through painting your pet, step by step and the class is small to ensure the personal attention required for this particular project. Be prepared to learn about color mixing and how to paint with values to create a true representation of your pet!

The fee for this event is $75 , which includes all supplies. Smocks are included, but the studio recommends wearing clothes participants don’t mind getting paint on. For more information about the event, please visit www.jacksonartnh.com or call 603-387-3463.

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Children’s Evening Program on Valentine’s Day at Home Run Sports Training Center

Valentine’s Day is coming, and Home Run Sports Training Center in Conway wants you to relax this Valentine’s Day with their evening kid’s program. Bring your child or children 12 and under on Tuesday, February 14th from 4pm-7:30pm where they will enjoy a night of fun games and activities so you can enjoy an adults-only date night!

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The cost for this program is $20 per child. Availability depends upon daily staffing, so please schedule in advance. For more information, visit Home Run Sports Training Center online at http://www.homerunconway.com or call (800)-447-2000.

Hope on the Slopes at Cranmore Mountain

Cranmore Mountain welcomes you to participate in the 40th annual Race to Beat Cancer that will take place on Sunday, February 12th. Skiers and snowboarders can participate in the race for a minimum contribution of $80, or $50 for those 17 and younger. This contribution includes a full-day lift ticket, organic, locally-sourced pizza courtesy of Flatbread Company, and an awards ceremony. Participants are encouraged to collect donations from their friends, family and colleagues in addition to their own contribution to go towards this considerable cause.

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Registration starts at 8:30am at the Main Base Lodge and the race begins at 10:00am. For more information, please contact Cranmore Mountain at 1-800-SUN-N-SKI or visit their website at www.cranmore.com.

American Idol Runner-Up Alex Preston Performs at the Medallion Opera House

Alex Preston, American Idol runner-up from season thirteen, will perform at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, New Hampshire on Sunday, February 12th at 6:00pm. Preston is a 23 year-old singer-songwriter from New Hampshire who has been involved in music since he was four years old. He plays over twelve instruments, ranging from the guitar to the violin, and writes his own music.

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Tickets for this event are $12 per person. To purchase tickets, visit the Gorham Town Hall, Maureen’s Boutique, or online at www.medallionoperahouse.org.

Chairlift Speed Dating at Black Mountain

chairlift-speed-dating-black-mountainLooking for a Valentine that loves the slopes as much as you do? On Saturday, February 11th, Black Mountain is hosting its annual Chairlift Speed Dating Event to help you find that special someone! Meet fellow ski and board enthusiasts during an 8-minute ride up the double chair. With the mountain’s beautiful scenery and skiing you’ll have something to talk about to break the ice. If it’s not a good match, just ski down and try again!

Ben Cook will be crooning in the Lostbo Pub, and representatives from Sam Adams will be there giving out swag.  If you find a great match, be sure to book the Last Tracks event for that night as well!

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This event runs from 2-4pm at Black Mountain Ski Area, located at 373 Black Mountain Road in Jackson, NH.  The event is open to ages 18+, and the cost is the lift ticket to ride the lift.  For more information, email Black Mountain Ski Area at ski@blackmt.com or call 603-383-4490.

‘Art Along The Trails’ at Jackson Ski Touring Center

On Saturday, February 11th abstract painters Rebecca Klementovich from Bartlett and Kristen Pobatschnig from Conway will display their art in nature at the Jackson Ski Touring Center in Jackson, New Hampshire. Instead of a traditional white-walled gallery, this gallery consists of walls made from nature – snow, hemlocks, and birches!

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Klementovich and Pobatschnig are a painting duo who call themselves the “Femme Fatales of the North.” They are working to bring more attention to female painters in northern New Hampshire, especially abstract artists.

Viewing hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $5 on foot, or $21 for a trail pass for those on skis or snowshoes (less for seniors and children). For more information about this event, please visit http://jacksonxc.org/events/list-of-events/ or call the Jackson Ski Touring Center at 603 – 383 – 9355. 

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