Category Archives: Events in Mount Washington Valley

“Music Gala Fundraiser for the North Conway Library: An Afternoon of Live Music on Sunday, Dec. 17 with Mary Bastoni”

The North Conway Public Library invites you to a wonderful gala event on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. featuring singer Mary Bastoni and pianist John Waldie. Mary’s versatile vocal style ranges from classic to contemporary and she will bring iconic female vocalists to life on stage that afternoon, along with John Waldie’s skilled performance at the piano.

The afternoon kicks off with a cocktail party at 4:00 p.m. at the M&D Playhouse.  Guests will enjoy a fantastic array of hors d’oeuvres and desserts, along with a selection of wine and beer. The magnificent buffet of appetizers and desserts will be prepared and donated by the best local chefs; wine will be donated by the White Mountain Winery and the beer will be donated by Tuckerman Brewing Co.

At 5:00 p.m. Mary Bastoni will present modern classics by iconic female vocalists such as Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Carole King, and many more.

The Music Gala is a fantastic opportunity to mix and mingle with friends and neighbors, to sample terrific food, and listen to beautiful music, all to support your local library.

Tickets are $40, including appetizers and desserts, open wine and beer bar.  Get your tickets now as we are sure that this wonderful gala event, which is a fundraiser for the North Conway Library, will sell out.

Tickets are available at the library and need to be purchased ahead of time. To make a reservation, call the library at 603-356-2961.

Tickets can also be purchased online with a credit card on the library’s website at NorthConwayLibrary.com .

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The North Conway Public Library, “Mount Washington Valley’s Free Community Library,” is a privately funded library that is free and open to the public. Its mission is to provide stimulating books, resources and services that educate, inspire and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. Visit NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information.

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Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Dec 14-21, 2017

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.  Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Throughout December, 2017

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH:

Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.

Dec 15-16: Neon Alley in the Pub from 9:00pm-12:30am

Dec 22-23:  Pat Foley in the Pub from 9:00pm-12:30am

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH:

Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Every WednesdayWhite Mountain Ceili Band: Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music from 7:00-9:00pm. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes.

Every Friday: Al Shafner: Catch Al from 7:30-10:00pm in the Tavern. Al (also known as “the Rev”) is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. He has served as front man for several successful bands and currently performs mostly as a solo artist and also with his backup band, The fabulous Revtones. The majority of his performances are centered in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, where he makes his home. The music is classic “songs you know by heart”, sure to stir up happy memories.

Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Additional entertainment at the Wildcat Tavern:

  • Dec 16: Cold River Mini Concert Series featuring Acoustic Nuisance in the Tavern from 8:00-10:00pm. Jonathan Sarty opens the show. Click here for ticket info and more.
  • Dec 20: White Mountain Ceili Band, 7:00-9:00pm
  • Dec 21: Kevin Dolan, 7:00-9:00pm

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway:

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson:

  • Dec 15 & 16: Marty Quirk, starting at 8:00pm
  • Dec 17: Artisans Night – Come shop from local artists, and enjoy tunes from Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, starting at 7:30pm.

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson:

  • Fri, Dec 15th:  Scott Baer, 6:00-9:30pm

Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley

Thurs, Dec 14: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Season Pass Apres Ski & Appreciation night. Season Pass holders are encouraged to stop by for a sip (wine and beer) and snacks. More info here.

Fri, December 15:  Stone Mountain LIVE for Christmas : This concert is hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry with very special guest Jonathan Edwards! Enjoy holiday music, beautiful halls all decked out, and lots of holiday fun all come together in one great night that is fast becoming one of Maine’s treasured traditions. Click here for tickets and more info.

Fri, December 15: Scott Baer performs at Shovel Handle Pub from 6:00-9:30pm

December 15, 16, 21, 22, 23: A Christmas Carol by M&D Playhouse: A wonderful adaptation of the best known Christmas story every written, as the seemingly heartless Scrooge, haunted by his past, is given a second chance to become the type of person we all strive to be. A Christmas Carol is presented Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, December 7 – 23 at Your Theatre, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.  All performances begin at 7:30 PM. To reserve seats please visit our website at http://www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.

Sat, December 16: Riley Parkhust Project for apres ski fun in the Wildcat Mountain Pub, 1:00-4:00pm.

Sun,  December 17, 4:00 PM – Music from the Realms of Glory: The Mountain Top Community Orchestra presents music of the season by Corelli, Williams, Menotti, Pugh, and local composer Ken Turley. At the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in North Conway. Conducted by Ellen Schwindt. Suggested donation $10/person, $20/family.

Mon, December 18: Glenn Miller Orchestra at Omni Mount Washington Resort, Doors Open 6:00pm:  You won’t want to miss “In The Mood” for Christmas, featuring the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra in the  Mount Washington Hotel Grand Ballroom.  Enjoy a three-course dinner and prepare to dance the night away as the Glenn Miller Orchestra takes to the stage to perform some of the greatest big band hits of all time! For reservations, online tickets and info, click here.

Sat, December 23:  Sam Adams Christmas Party at Lostbo Pub: Stop in the pub anytime from 3:30-5:30 after a day of skiing at Black Mountain and celebrate the holidays with Sam Adams giveaways.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout November in Mt Washington Valley.

Click here for a complete Spirit of the Holidays calendar of holiday events for apres ski opportunities.

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Dec 7-14, 2017

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Throughout November & December

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH:

Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.

Dec 8 – Skier Appreciation Night 7-9 with representatives from all of the ski areas, touring centers & ski shops here to talk about what’s new & exciting for ski season.  Great raffle prizes with the proceeds going to ESSC Jr Ski Program.  Promo Night with Tuckerman Brewery – specials on Tuckerman drafts.  The Dean Machine for entertainment in the pub starting at 9pm.

Dec 9:  Now is Now in the Pub from 9:00pm – 12:30am

Dec 10: Blues Sunday with Lefty Younger from 5:30 – 9:00pm

Dec 15-16: Neon Alley in the Pub from 9:00pm-12:30am

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH:

Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Every WednesdayWhite Mountain Ceili Band: Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music from 7:00-9:00pm. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes.

Every Friday: Al Shafner: Catch Al from 7:30-10:00pm in the Tavern. Al (also known as “the Rev”) is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. He has served as front man for several successful bands and currently performs mostly as a solo artist and also with his backup band, The fabulous Revtones. The majority of his performances are centered in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, where he makes his home. The music is classic “songs you know by heart”, sure to stir up happy memories.

Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Additional entertainment at the Wildcat Tavern:

Dec 9: Becca Deshenes and The Rel-lis Trio in the Tavern from 8:30-11:00pm

Dec 16: Cold River Mini Concert Series featuring Acoustic Nuisance in the Tavern from 8:00-10:00pm. Jonathan Sarty opens the show.  Click here for ticket info and more.

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • Thurs, December 7: Johno & Friends, starting at 7:00pm
  • Fri, December 8-9: Marty Quirk, starting at 8:00pm
  • Sun, December 10: Kevin Dolan & Simon Crawford, starting at 7:30pm.

 Fri, December 8: Annual Christmas Concert at Stone Mountain Arts Center: Carol Noonan, Max Dyer on Cello and Kevin Barry on Guitar in the annual Christmas Concert at the Little White Church in Eaton starting at 7:30.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $58.  Click here for more information.

 Fri, December 9:  Jeff Conley performs at Shovel Handle Pub from 6:00-9:30pm.

Sat, December 9: Scott Baer in the Wildcat Pub: Enjoy some apres ski entertainment from 1:00-4:00pm.

 Sun, December 10: Fryeburg Academy Candlelight Concerts : The Fryeburg Academy Music Department presents the annual Candlelight Concerts, featuring the school’s choral and instrumental ensembles, at 4:00 and 7:00 pm. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. No reservations necessary.

Wed, December 13, 7:00pm: Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Swing-Along Spectacular at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, NH. A popular show delivering an explosion of yuletide splendor including trivia and prizes..  Tickets are $20/Adult in Advance and $25 at the Door and are available at the Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Café and online at http://www.medallionoperahouse.org.  Click here for info.

Fri, December 15:  Stone Mountain LIVE for Christmas : This concert is hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry with very special guest Jonathan Edwards! Enjoy holiday music, beautiful halls all decked out, and lots of holiday fun all come together in one great night that is fast becoming one of Maine’s treasured traditions. Click here for tickets and more info.

Fri, December 15: Scott Baer performs at Shovel Handle Pub from 6:00-9:30pm

Sat, December 16: Riley Parkhust Project for apres ski fun in the Wildcat Mountain Pub, 1:00-4:00pm.

Sun,  December 17, 4:00 PM – Music from the Realms of Glory: The Mountain Top Community Orchestra presents music of the season by Corelli, Williams, Menotti, Pugh, and local composer Ken Turley. At the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in North Conway. Conducted by Ellen Schwindt. Suggested donation $10/person, $20/family.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout November in Mt Washington Valley.

Click here for a complete Spirit of the Holidays calendar of holiday events for apres ski opportunities.

Dining Deals in Mt Washington Valley – November 30-Dec 6, 2017

Meal deals in Mt Washington ValleySkiers and riders also need great food, and with 75 or so restaurants in Mt Washington Valley, you’re sure to find something to feed every palate and every age.

In addition, these restaurants offer great meal deals, so plan your apres ski fun accordingly!

Meals Deals Throughout November & December

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Glen, NH

On Tuesdays – Buck a Bone Night in the Pub with Red Parka Pub’s famous BBQ Ribs for $1 each

On Wednesdays – Wing It Wednesday with 72-cent Wings

On Thursdays – Prime Time Thursdays – 10 oz. Prime Rib Dinner with fresh vegetable & choice of potato for $12.95.

At Max’s Tavern, Snowvillage Inn, Snowville, NH

On Tuesdays: The local flavor comes out every Tuesday 5:30-9:00 PM at Snowvillage Inn: In addition to the daily menu, the locals’ menu is served, offering made from scratch comfort food, priced just right for our local friends. And on Tuesdays, no matter where you’re from, everyone’s a local at Max’s Tavern.

On Thursdays: Max’s In The Raw & the Famous Oyster Orgy! Oysters, Littlenecks, Ceviche and Crudo:  Snowvillage Inn innkeepers, Jen and Kevin, have traveled up and down the coast of Maine in search of the sweetest and largest oysters.  The goldmine is the Damariscotta River….briny, strong shell, plump meat, meaty texture with the true taste of the sea and Snowvillage Inn gets them fresh almost daily! Click here for the menu of the day.

At Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson

  • Mondays are 2-for-1 night: Buy one entrée, get second entrée free
  • Tuesdays: Succulent Turkey Dinner, including salad, entrée, dessert – $19
  • Wednesday is German Night!
  • Thursday is Steak Night: Build your own steak entrée
  • Friday is Seafood Night
  • Saturday is Wild Game Night: Venison, Elk, Duck & more
  • Sunday: Taste of Italy with Italian specialties

Chcolate Box from Deacon Street, North ConwayDeacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

  •   Twofer Tuesdays: 2 people, 2 entrees, 1 price: $24.95 (Dine in Only)
  • Wednesday Happy Hour: 4:00-6:00pm, $2 Tacos (steak, pork, chicken, fish)
  • Thursdays: Buck-A-Beer: Order any burger, get a beer for a buck
  • Fridays: Happy Hour, 4:00-6:00pm

At Lobster Trap, Seafood, Steaks & Italian, West Side Road, North Conway

Early bird specials start at $10.95 and are served daily from 11:30am until 6:00pm. Early bird dishes are served with homemade rolls, and French fries, onion rings or cole slaw.

At White Mountain Hotel, West Side Road, North Conway

Every Friday: Friday Night Seafood Fest in Ledges Restaurant: New England seafood specialties served directly at your table. Offerings include your choice of salad or soup, appetizers including mini raw bar, gulf shrimp cocktail and poached salmon. Entrees include orange ginger diver scallops, cod and lobster duo, smoked sugar and chile grilled salmon, shrimp scampi and classic broiled seafood platter. Dessert is also included in this 4-Course menu. Seafood Fest menu changes often. Regular menu also available. Click here for sample menu.

Sundays: Grand Sunday Brunch: A White Mountain Hotel tradition since 1990. Includes chef-attended omelet station, bacon, maple sausage, homemade corned beef hash, home fries, Belgian waffles with a variety of fresh fruit toppings, whipped cream and homemade maple butter, chef-attended carving station with two carved roasts of the day, weekly entrée specials, fresh vegetables of the day, homemade soups, pancakes and Eggs Benedict from the kitchen, a delectable dessert table and much more.

 At Traditions Restaurant at Purity Spring Resort, East Madison, NH

Note: Traditions Restaurant & Pub plans to be closed December 3 – 14 for annual maintenance/cleaning and will reopen December 15.

$10 Sunday And Monday Menu Items: Enjoy a night out to start your week with special $10 menu items every Sunday and Monday. Order one for yourself or order a few dishes and share with the table.

Tap N’ A Flat Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, head to the pub for a “Tap N’ A Flat” beer and a pizza special. Enjoy your choice of cheese, pepperoni or grilled vegetable flatbread and craft draft pint from one of the taps for only $12.

All-You-Can-Eat Ribs Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, tuck in to all-you-can-eat Carolina Pork Ribs served with traditional cole slaw and french fries for $20 per person.

And at King Pine, $10 Burger and Beer* at the Trail’s End Tavern with valid lift ticket. Offer valid on non-holiday Tuesdays and applies to 4-9 p.m. lift tickets.

At Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Jackson, NH

Tuesdays: Two One-Pound Lobsters for $26.95 from 5:00-9:00pm

Wednesday Dinner for Two Menu: Make Wednesday your date night and choose from a special two-for-$26.95 menu.  While the menu changes weekly, look for popular entrees from the menu plus a few specials too.  Two entrees from the special menu are only $26.95 (plus tax & gratuity) for both.  Click here for sample menu.

Every Friday Night: Fish Fry / Oyster Lover Special : Enjoy a special fish fry along with an oyster special Every Friday Night from 5:00-9:00pm.

 Thursday Night Pasta Specials for snow sports employees– Every Thursday through Dec 22, enjoy a special Chicken Parm Dinner. $7.95 plus $3.00 beer for any who works in the snow sport industries. Special pricing for snowsports employees; all are welcome.

At Oxford House Inn, Fryeburg, ME:

Thursday Night Pint & a Pound- $14.95: Includes one pound of Steamed Maine Mussels or Little Neck Clams, prepared in your choice of 5 different flavors from around the world and a Pint of local craft Beer (or glass of wine if preferred) and a basket of Artisan Focaccia & Multigrain Bread.

Taco Trio Tuesdays- $12 for Three: Includes three different authentic and creative tacos

Themed Food Events throughout Mt Washington Valley!

 Friday, Dec 1 & Saturday, Dec 2: We Need a Little Christmas Music Dinner at Inn at Crystal Lake Two nights of Christmas music from the world of Classical music and Broadway with Mary Bastoni, Vanessa Schukis & Cassandra Marsh. $65/per person* and includes the dinner and performance/lecture.  For more information, click here.  *does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity.

December 2, 9, 16, 23: Cocoa with Mrs. Claus at Omni Mt Washington Resort: Bring the whole family to enjoy cocoa, holiday music and a holiday craft with Mrs. Claus.  Decorate cookies and hear a holiday story read by Mrs. Claus too. Reservations required. $30 per person.  Call Activities Concierge at 603-278-8989.

December 2,3, 9, 16, 17: Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour: Deemed a must do “Chocolaty Delicious” event by all who ride, each rider receives an average of 10 hand-made chocolates, a festive Christmas holiday bag for any chocolates not eaten on the tour, a Jingle Bell and an Austrian Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride through the Village of Jackson, NH. Sleighs run hourly from 11 AM – 4 PM on the days listed. Each sleigh can hold 10 people. There are at least 4 sleighs that go out per hour. Ticket sales are now open to any visitors booking their stays at one of the Jackson Lodging members Ticket sales for anyone booking a group of 10 or more can book by calling 603-383-9356. Tickets are $25 each and must be reserved. Info: Click here.

1785 Inn's cookies served December 9-10: 21st Annual Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour:  From 11:00am – 4:00pm, visit 11 inns all dressed in their holiday finery; taste scrumptious holiday cookies and candy, and take home a collection of scrumptious recipes in a keepsake cookbook, and do a little holiday shopping as inns will feature artisans and vendors. In addition, demonstrations, artisan sales and gift ideas will be featured at each inn. Save your holiday shopping for some unique items on display throughout the weekend. Stay at one of the inns and receive a custom-made keepsake ornament.  Two- night Cookie Tour packages including two nights’ accommodations, breakfast each morning, two tour tickets, recipe collection, and a collectors’ ornament. Lodging packages on sale now and the best way to assure you get tickets. Day tickets go on sale starting November 27, 2017 for $30 each.   All tickets must be reserved in advance. Call 800-338-1356 or 603-356-2642 to reserve day tickets or book a weekend stay with any participating inn.  Info: http://www.countryinnsinthewhitemountains.com.

Other Deals!

From Indian Mound Golf Club

Gift cards now on sale:  can be used for (restaurant, greens fees & carts)
* $100 or more:  20% off
* all other gift cards 10% off!

White Mountain Hotel Frequent Diner Program

Enjoy a free entrée for every ten times you dine at White Mountain Hotel.  Please inquire at the Front Desk with any questions.

Horsefeathers Preferred Diner Program

Earn points for every dollar you spend at Horsefeathers toward a $50.00 Gift Certificate. And on your birthday, receive a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée.  Click here to sign up.

Traditions at Purity Spring Resort Loyalty Card Program

With your Traditions Loyalty Card in-hand, you will earn one point for each dollar you spend at Traditions. When you reach 500 points, you will earn a Traditions gift card with a value of $25! To receive your Traditions Loyalty Card, please ask your server the next time you visit, and begin earning points right away! Click here for program guidelines.

The Great Red Parka Gift Card Sale Returns! From now until December 17, 2017, with every purchase of $100 in Gift Cards Red Parka will give you one for $20 for free! Order online, by phone or in person. Sale is on from Nov. 24th – Dec 17th. Click here to order online or call (603) 383-4344.

Free Gift Certificate from Inn at Thorn Hill

The Inn at Thorn Hill and Spa has teamed up with Attitash Mountain Village Resort, a premier vacation ownership resort.  Sign up for a 90 minute of Attitash Mountain Village and receive a $200 Inn at Thorn Hill gift certificate.  It can be used any time within a year of issue for dining, lodging or spa.  Click here for full details.

Discounted Valley Originals Gift Certificates – still a few left

The Valley Originals is a group of independently owned restaurants throughout Mt Washington Valley.  You’ll recognize them from the yellow flags with a fork and plate hanging outside their doors. To fund the community giving projects throughout Mt Washington Valley, Valley Originals sells discounted gift certificates. They make a great holiday gift.  There are still a few left.  Click here to view and purchase the remaining gift certificates.

Black Friday Gift Certificate Sale at White Mountain Hotel – offer valid through Dec 1, 2017 only

Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate to the White Mountain Hotel and receive a $20 bonus gift certificate free with purchase. These restrictions apply to the $20 Bonus Certificate:

  • Expires one year from date of issue.
  • Cannot be combined with any other sale, offer, discount or promotion.
  • Has no cash value and no refunds on unused portion.
  • Cannot be used on Group Bookings.
  • Valid toward overnight accommodations or dining in Ledges Restaurant.

Offer is valid from 7:00 AM on Friday, November 24th through 12 noon on Friday, December 1st ONLY. Call the Hotel to purchase and refer to BLACK FRIDAY SALE. Call. 800-533-6301.

Horsefeathers Countdown to Christmas Gift Certificate Sale

The official Countdown to Christmas starts at midnight November 23rd and lasts for 31 days with great deals on Gift Certificates. The sooner you buy, the better the savings.  Gift Certificates are available in $50 & $100 denominations and make great gifts for holidays, birthdays or just about any occasion you can think of.

Visit this page starting on November 24th and purchase your discounted Gift Certificates for incredible savings!

The following chart shows you the discount percentage for each day starting November 24th. (Please allow five to seven days for gift card delivery)

November 30 21% off December 15 5% off
December 1 19% off December 16 5% off
December 2 18% off December 17 5% off
December 3 17% off December 18 5% off
December 4 16% off December 19 5% off
December 5 15% off December 20 5% off
December 6 14% off December 21 5% off
December 7 13% off December 22 5% off
December 8 12% off December 23 5% off

Valley Originals!

Valley Originals restaurants in Mt Washington ValleyWhen you see the yellow fork and plate flag outside a restaurant in Mt Washington Valley, you’ll know you’re at a Valley Originals restaurant.  All Valley Originals are independently owned and committed to offering fresh, quality cuisine. Together, the Valley Originals have contributed more than $300,000 to Mt Washington Valley non-profits.  You know you’re helping the community when you dine at a Valley Originals restaurant.

For a complete list of restaurants and dining opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, click here.

Holiday on Ice Show & Conway Village Holiday Celebration

Mount Washington Valley Skating Club will be present its annual “Holiday on Ice” skating show Saturday, December 2 at 5:15 p.m. at the Ham Arena, in Conway Village.

This year’s show will feature performances by club skaters, aged 3 to adult, skating lessons for Santa and a guest synchronized skating presentation by the visiting Ice Velvets Synchro Team. Admission is free, courtesy of Community Celebrations Committee, and free fresh baked holiday cookies will be served by parents of skaters and local community members.

Following the performance there will be free public ice skating until 7 pm. Rentals and helmets will be available courtesy of Ham Arena. Other refreshments including pizza will be available for purchase.

The Holiday on Ice Show follows a host of other family activities sponsored by the Conway Community Celebrations Committee, including photos with Santa at Conway’s Northway Bank on West Main Street from 12:30-2:30 pm, a tree lighting with Santa in Conway Village at 4 pm that includes hot chocolate and caroling with daCapo choral group. Click here for more information about the Skating Club or Holiday on Ice Show or other holiday events in Mt. Washington Valley.

Apres Ski and Live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley – November

Apres Ski and live entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of November 16, 2017

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Throughout November

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH:

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Nov 22nd – Homecoming party with Rek’Lis in the Pub from 9pm to 12:30am.
  • Nov 24 – Live entertainment: Riley Parkhurst Project
  • Nov 25 – Live entertainment: Shark Martin
  • Nov 26 – Blue Sunday – H-Bomb from 5:30-9:00pm

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

  • Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” nightlife hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night
  • Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Additional entertainment at Wildcat Tavern for November:

November 18:  Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Miss Maybelle and Slim Pickens

November 22: Bill Madison with Jonathan Sarty – 6-9 PM

November 29: The White Mountain Ceili Band 7-9pm – November 29, 2017

November 20: Kevin Dolan 7-9 pm 

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

Plus these special events

ApresSki-Beatlemania_Stage_Show_Sgt_Pepper_OfficialNov. 17: Beatlemania at Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg: Celebrating the end of its 35th season, Arts Jubilee presents an encore benefit concert, featuring the Beatlemania Stage Show, at 7:00 pm at the state-of-the-art Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg.  Tickets are $25 and are available online at fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the show when the lobby opens at 6:00. Info: mwvevents.com.

Nov 17: UNPLUGGED – Gerard, Marshall, & Farrell at Medallion Opera House, Gorham: Don’t miss this special acoustic show with three of the area’s top pickers starting at 7:30pm. Guitarists Dave Gerard, Bruce Marshall, & Chuck Farrell will combine forces for a fantastic night of music.  Tickets:  $15 advance/ $20 at door. Advance tickets available online at www.medallionoperahouse.org. Click here for info.

Nov 16-18:  M&D Playhouse presents 12th Night: Twelfth Night is presented at Your Theatre, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.  Performances begin at 7:30 PM. To reserve seats, please visit http://www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275. Info: Click here.

Nov 18: Met Opera Live in HD: The Exterminating Angel: The Met Opera Live in HD presents The Exterminating Angel at 1 pm at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which guests cannot escape. Tickets are $26 for adults, $23 for seniors, and $18 for students. For tickets, call the box office at 207-935-9232.

Nov 19: Musical/Opera Dinners at Inn at Crystal Lake, 4:00pm: Once a month, Innkeeper Tim Ostendorf, innkeeper and bartender and classical voice major in college, offers a dinner and lecture surrounding a special musical or opera topic. Dinners begin at 6:30pm (unless otherwise noted). November’s lecture is on History of Great Singers in Film and starts at 4:00pm. Hosted by William Cotten of The Boston Conservatory Voice Faculty (*dinner will be served after the lecture).  $40/per person. For more information, click here.

Nov 24: Warren Miller’s ”Line of Descent” screening at Bretton Woods: It starts at 4:00pm -5:00pm with the Warren Miller Pre-Show Party and Bonfire in the Gazebo in front of the base lodge.  Doors open at 6:00pm; Slopeside Pub open with spirits and a select menu. View the film from 7-9pm.  Door prizes too! Tickets are $15 for ages 13+, $5 for kids 4-12 and $10 for resort guests. Better yet! With each movie ticket purchase, guests will receive a complimentary midweek/ non-holiday Bretton Woods lift ticket good throughout the 2017/18 season! Complimentary ski tickets will be issued at Warren Miller event registration desk on November 24th, 2017 ONLY. Click here for more info and full weekend schedule.

Nov 24: Paula Poundstone at Stone Mountain Arts Center: An NPR darling, from her comedy specials to her live shows, she is hysterical, witty, and her improv with the crowd is the highlight of the evening. 8:00pm showtime.  Tickets are $65. Info: Click here.

November 29: Stone Mountain Arts Center Rooster Luncheon: Here is a little taste of a night out at SMAC for Christmas in the daytime. A home-cooked meal served with love to be followed by a short Christmas carol concert given by owner Carol Noonan. Doors open at 11:30am; Lunch at noon.  $30 per person. Info: Click here.

For a glimpse at the complete events calendar in Mt Washington Valley, including everything from family fun to outdoor adventure, click here.

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort Named Employer of the Year

The Red Jacket Mountain View Resort of North Conway, NH, was recently named Employer of the Year by the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce at their sold-out 105th annual meeting. The Employer of the Year Award is given each year to a business that demonstrates respect for employees and other business partners and excellence in creating a safe and inviting workplace. The Employer of the Year is also a business offering solid pay/benefits and the opportunity for training and advancement.

Jon Sallinen, General Manager of Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, accepted the award on behalf of the resort. “We are honored and excited to accept this prestigious award,” he said. “The strength of our business relies heavily on our talented staff and the feeling of teamwork at the resort makes coming to work each day a true pleasure. We are proud to provide a welcoming, supportive, positive and professional workplace for our team as well as creating a fantastic resort experience for all our guests.”

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort is a great mountain escape for families. In addition to the on-site Kahuna Laguna indoor water park featuring 3-story slides, a wave pool, water basketball court and adventure tower, there is also an outdoor pool, playground and walking trails to explore. Family activities keep guests busy and there are many dining options and a full range of accommodations from traditional guest rooms to family rooms with lofts or bunkbeds, 2-bedroom townhomes and 4-bedroom custom “Presidential” homes. Red Jacket Mountain View Resort is located in North Conway, NH close to Story Land, Santa’s Village and many other family attractions.

Volunteer for the Journey to the North Pole Event!

“Tis that time of season!  Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is proud to present to the Mt. Washington Valley community the 23rd season of The Journey to the North Pole Event! This adventure of a lifetime takes families on a one of a kind train ride to see Santa!

They need you! And your colleagues! And your co-workers! And your neighbor and your friends and family too! Come together to volunteer  making it a fun group outing!

Please join them this holiday season in helping produce a truly magical journey to the North Pole!

The dedication and hard work of hundreds of community volunteers and supporting businesses are what keeps this event alive.

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation depends on volunteers year round to help with all of their events and Literacy Programs and especially during this holiday season!

 

They are looking to fill positions at both locations in North Conway and Lincoln, New Hampshire. For more information please email andrea@believeinbooks.org or call 603.356.9980

Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards will perform live on Saturday, November 18th at 7:30 pm at the Medallion Opera House

Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards will perform live on Saturday, November 18th at 7:30 pm at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham Town Hall, Gorham.  Tickets will be $12.00/Adult and will available in advance at the Gorham Town Hall and online at Medallion Opera House or at the door. The concert is sponsored by Marie’s Boutique and Scoggins General Store in Gorham.

Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards are clearly inheritors of a timeless legacy, creating music that is both original and evocative of a rich tradition. Blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass), their songs have been well-received by audiences around the eastern United States since 2010. Transcending the genre of folk Americana, their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer/songwriters like Ian & Sylvia, Kate Wolf and Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own.

Their new CD, Grain by Grain, demonstrates an ever progressive richness in songwriting and performance. From the opening title song through its closing track—“Across the Morning”—it is an exemplar of what modern Americana can and should be. I maintain that Mark and Raianne’s previous CD—Hard Times & Woes—is one of those rare singularly perfect albums, but with Grain by Grain this talented duo takes it all to a new level, rivaling their earlier effort with terrific original songs beautifully presented.

Both artists are products of central Massachusetts mill and factory towns, and for all their national exposure, they are passionately dedicated to the region and what it has to offer. Each summer for the past eight years they have organized the “Massachusetts Walking Tour” where they hike the roads and trails of the Commonwealth, more than 100 miles in less than two weeks, in support of the arts in local communities along the way. Each eveningthey stop over in yet another Massachusetts town, putting on a free concert there, along with local performers and fellow artists who accompany them on their journey. These annual two-week treks also raise awareness of the trails and greenways in Massachusetts, using music to make important connections. It is my privilege to be able to join them each year for these annual walks and evening concerts, just as it has been my pleasure and honor to have Mark and Raianne on my radio program multiple times over the last several years. They also represented the folk tradition at WICN’s 45th Anniversary gala at Worcester’s Mechanics Hall. With their bandmates—Doug Williamson on bass and piano and Peter Hart on pedal steel guitar—they continue to  impress listeners with their heartfelt songs and to inspire in me an even deeper appreciation of contemporary American folk music.

The Twelfth Annual Miss Berlin-Gorham Scholarship Program November 4

 

The six contestants competing to become Miss Berlin-Gorham on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 will share more than $5,000 in scholarships available through generous sponsorships of this year’s competition.

Reagan Murphy, Miss Berlin Gorham 2017.

The Twelfth Annual Miss Berlin-Gorham Scholarship Program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Medallion Opera House at the Gorham Town Hall.  Tickets will be $12/Adult, $5 for Seniors over 65 and Students under 18.  The program is the local preliminary for the next Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program to be held April 26th through April 28, 2018 at Pinkerton Academy in Derry.  The Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program awarded over $70,000 in scholarships to young women in New Hampshire at the 2017 Program, making it the largest scholarship program for women in this state.  The numerous volunteers and sponsors make it all possible.

The public is invited to attend the event and enjoy the evening’s entertainment.  Miss NH 2017, Lauren Percy will emcee along with Max Sjostrom who will also be performing.  Kenzie Goode, Miss NH’s Outstanding Teen 2017 will be performing.  Reagan Murphy, Miss Berlin-Gorham 2017, will be singing and Miss Berlin-Gorham’s Outstanding Teen 2017, Olivia Halle will be dancing.  Heather Vashaw of the Miss Heather’s Dance Company in Berlin has choreographed the opening number.  Mallory Coulombe Vincent (Miss B-G 2013) and Jessica Dickerson, will provide the audit services for the program.  Tickets will be sold at the door for $12 each, $5 for seniors (65+) and students (under 18).

The winner of the November 4th competition will receive a $5,000 scholarship, the first runner up will receive $500 and the second runner up will receive $250. The Outstanding Teen winner will receive $250.  We will also be giving a People’s Choice Award.  These scholarships are made possible by the generous support of the program sponsors:  Mount Washington Auto Road, Royalty Inn and the Town of Gorham, AutoNorth Preowned Superstore, Town & Country Resort, Rob Bolash Custom Builders, Berlin Marketplace, North Country Dental, Clermont Trucking, Inc., Gorham House Florist, Hall of Greetings, Inc., Subway, OC Nails and J’s Corner Restaurant.

The contestants for Miss Berlin-Gorham 2018 are: Bonnie Burke of Berlin, a Senior at UNH and daughter of Elena and John Burke; Megan Cunningham of Lisbon, attending Husson University and daughter of Gregory and Susan Cunningham; Kayleigh Heard of Twin Mountain, attending Southern NH University and daughter of Felicia Heard; MacKenzie Herlihy of Tamworth, attending Southern Maine Community College, daughter of Thomas and Alexandra Herlihy; Ashley Marsh of Laconia, attending Plymouth State University and daughter of Dawn Marsh and Josie Pearce of Hanover, attending Dartmouth College and daughter of Kevin and Tracy Pearce.

The contestants for Miss Berlin Gorham’s Outstanding Teen 2014 are Brianna Goldblatt of Conway, attending Kennett High School, daughter of Eric and Terry Goldblatt; Riley Griffin of Canaan, attending Mascoma Regional High School, daughter of Eric Griffin and Rebecca Gobille; Mia Letourneau of Berlin, attending Berlin Junior High School and daughter of Steven and Lauren Letourneau.

The winner of the Miss Berlin-Gorham’s Outstanding Teen will go on to compete February 9-11, 2018.

Master Glass Blower will visit Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton

Settlers Green North Conway NH Waterford, Wedgewood Royal Doulton

Master Glass Blower Gerard Treacy will visit Waterford Wedgewood Royal Doulton, located at 2 Common Ct. Settlers Green North Conway NH, on November 28 from 12 – 4 pm.

Waterford Artisan Events offer a rare opportunity for Waterford Crystal devotees to meet and greet the men behind the magic, direct from Ireland’s House of Waterford Crystal. These are the artisans and craftsmen who create, design, cut, polish and engrave the world’s most beautiful crystal. Each Waterford artisan has a unique story to tell about their background and history at Waterford, crafting specialties and personal favorites – stories they are eager to share during each Artisan Event visit.

The Artisan signings are a highlight of each event. Using a special crystal engraving pen, the Waterford Artisan adds his unique signature to your Waterford piece, free of charge, creating a one-of-a-kind keepsake or a very special gift.

GERARD TREACY –
Gerard began his career with Waterford Crystal as an apprentice glass blower in 1979. Within a year he moved on to ball glass blower. The skill of the Master Glass Blower combines tremendous dexterity and coordination of hands, breath, and strength, especially with the larger items. In 1984, Gerard qualified as a glass blower and, three years later, became a Master Glass Blower. He has worked on the entire range of Waterford Crystal stemware.

Stop in now to reserve your piece for Gerard to sign. Signed crystal makes an already beautiful gift even more unique! Can’t make it into the store? Call us and we will help you choose that perfect piece and we will ship it right to your door, and in time for the holidays!

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October News from White Birch Books

The staff of White Birch Books just returned from their annual New England Independent Bookstore Association Trade Show in Providence. It was three jam-packed days or books and authors and lots of conversations about books and authors.

This year the trade show held special significance to North Conway’s independent bookstore as owner Laura Cummings was elected president of the NEIBA Board. Laura has served on the Board for the past two years and has gotten to know many people throughout the New England bookselling world and is very much looking forward to her presidential stint and getting to know even more about the business she loves.

ONE BOOK, ONE VALLEY!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 AT 7 PM
KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL

This is the 12th Annual One Book One Valley program and this year’s book will be THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY by Maine author, Monica Wood.

The mission of this program is to strengthen community ties and promote literacy through reading and discussing a book with a theme that resonates locally. The vision: Imagine if folks throughout Mount Washington Valley read the same book. Then talked about it. And THEN got to come together to meet the author at a special valley-wide event. One Book One Valley is successful because of you, the individual reader, and YOU, our community of readers, coming together.

For more information call White Birch Books at 603.356.3200