| Omni Mount Washington Resort is pleased to confirm that work has commenced on an exciting enhancement to our B-Chair Double Chair Lift and the Latitude 44 restaurant. We will be replacing the existing lift with a new, state of the art eight passenger gondola, which will run year-round, as well as a 10,000 square foot mountain side restaurant. Both will offer unprecedented alpine views of the highest mountain range in the northeast. This project represents a major investment in the Bretton Woods ski area, New Hampshire’s largest, and will be a highly anticipated new amenity for Omni guests and day visitors alike.
We look forward to sharing more details in an official announcement in the new year, in advance of the gondola’s 2018 – 2019 ski season debut and the mountain-side restaurant’s summer 2019 opening.
For more information, please call 603-278-3304.
Available Ski & Stay package includes accommodations, resort amenities, breakfast, lift ticket, XC skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating & more. Midweek non-holiday stays also include complimentary snowtubing and night skiing!
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.
A Family Event of Children’s Crafts, Puppet Shows, Student Art, Local Artisans, Musicians and delicious refreshments. Come join in the fun as we celebrate the season at our 31st Annual Winter Craft Faire, presented by the Development Committee, Parent Association and Faculty of the White Mountain Waldorf School!
The faire will take place at the Waldorf School, at 1371 NH Rt. in Albany, NH just two miles south of Conway village.
Admission to puppet show and student performances is free. Bring your family and shop for beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and student crafters. There will also be an Elf Shop with handcrafted gifts for kid shoppers only! Don’t forget to search for the Pocket Lady with her many treasures, or to visit King Winter in his Crystal Cave for a magical storytelling experience. There will be unique craft activities for kids ongoing throughout the day, as well as marionette puppet shows, student musical performances, and much more! Come hungry because the food is not to be missed; a delectable assortment of homemade baked goods and comforting choices are part of the hearty lunch menu.
This is a great opportunity to shop locally for the holidays while supporting a wonderful school that nurtures children in a loving environment!
Some well known local artisans & vendors:
- Crystal Saujon- clay jewelry
- Christiane Hilbrig-Tauroney- Jeweler
- Melanie Moore- Moore Fibers
- Diane Eldridge- Felt Nature and Paint NH
- Jesse Mixer- Jeweler
- Andrea Walker- Reusable snack bags, dryer balls, knit and crochet.
- Sarah Davidson-Essential Oils
- Hillary Twigg-Smith – Authentic Jamaican and West African crafts, baskets, hand knit products.
Founded in 1985, The White Mountain Waldorf School is an independent, not-for-profit; non-sectarian school providing pre-school, kindergarten and elementary education for grades 1-8. For more information about the 31st Annual Winter Craft Faire or the White Mountain Waldorf School, please contact us: 603-447-3168 and visit our website at whitemountainwaldorf.org
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603.356.9980
Spend a day with Thomas™ July 21-23 & July 28-30 at the Conway Scenic Railroad at their Day Out With Thomas™ family event. Passengers take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ at the Conway Scenic Railroad at their largest summer event.
This year, Percy will return to the railroad during the event and there will be two special “Autism-Friendly” trains this year, with controlled environments suited for families with children that are sensitive to noise.
After their venture, each child passenger will receive a Junior Engineer’s Certificate, coloring sheets, and crayons from the Imagination Station. “Frodo the Walking Tank”, a large Sulcata Tortoise will be a passenger on the train to meet with guests.
Tickets are $20 for ages two and up on Fridays and on Saturday and Sunday with 9:00AM, 2:00PM, and 3:00PM Thomas departures. Event ticks for any other Thomas departures are $22 per person. Rides with Percy are an additional $8 per person on any event day and time. The Conway Scenic Railroad asks interested ticket holders and current ticket holders to please read what’s included in their ticket prices and to plan for enough time to visit the area so you can enjoy all that the Conway Scenic Railroad the the Mt. Washington Valley has to offer for family fun!
For more information, please call 800-232-5251 or visit http://conwayscenic.com/events/event/friendship-tour-2017.
Visit Settlers Green in North Conway by Timberland Factory Store and Kay Jewelers on Tuesday nights starting July 11th and ending August 22nd for Movies on the Green. This is a free family fun event with yard games, face painting, and music starting at 6 p.m. and a family-friendly movie starting at dark.
Guests may grab a seat in one of our comfy chairs (while they last, there are 30 available) or may bring their own to get comfortable.
- Tuesday, July 11: Storks – 1hr 29min – Approximate Start Time 8:45pm
Pre-movie entertainment: Story Land Character Visit from Peter Pan and Tinkerbell 7-8 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 18: Secret Life of Pets – 1hr 27min – Approximate Start Time 8:45pm
Pre-movie entertainment: Coming Soon
- Tuesday, July 25: Batman Lego Movie – 1hr 44min – Approximate Start Time 8:45pm
Pre-movie entertainment: Coming Soon
- Tuesday, August 1: Moana – 1hr 53min – Approximate Start Time 8:20pm
Pre-movie entertainment: Coming Soon
- Tuesday, August 8: Cinderella (Original 1950 version) – 1hr 15min – Approximate Start Time 8:20pm
Pre-movie entertainment: Story Land Character Visit from Cinderella and Little Bo Peep 7-8 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 15: Up – 1hr 41min – Approximate Start Time 8:00pm
Pre-movie entertainment: Free balloon twists from The Balloon Dude from 6-8 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 22: Power Rangers – 2hr 4min – Approximate Start Time 8:00pm
Pre-movie entertainment: Coming Soon
For more information, call Settlers Green at (603) 356-7031 or visit them on the web at http://www.settlersgreen.com/events.
With children out of school for the summer, it’s a great time to encourage summer reading and learning! Visit the North Conway Public Library Tuesday afternoons July 11th-August 15th for their weekly Children’s Story Time. The story times begin at 2pm every Tuesday and with stories appropriate for children ages 3-8 with siblings welcome.
Weather permitting, the story times will be held outside on the library’s lawn, and will take place inside during inclement weather. The story times are free to residents and visitors and there is no registration necessary to attend. In addition to the story time, there will be games and a free weekly raffle for participating!
For more information, please call the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961, stop by the library on Main Street in North Conway Village, or visit them on the web at www.NorthConwayLibrary.com.
The Independence Day of the United States is quickly approaching and the Mt. Washington Valley has many ways for you to celebrate! The towns of Bartlett, Gorham, and Conway as well as Fryeburg, Maine are putting on 4th of July Celebrations.
Town of Bartlett 4th of July Celebration
The Annual Hellen Hayes Memorial 4th of July Parade will start at 11am and there will be a BBQ and live music following the parade at noon. For more information, visit http://www.townofbartlettnh.org/.
Town of Conway 4th of July Celebration
The Town of Conway 4th of July Parade will start at 1pm, with activities at Schouler Park in North Conway beginning at 3:45pm. The community is welcome to enjoy food, music, and fireworks, beginning at 9:30pm. For more information, visit http://conwaynh.org/.
Town of Gorham 4th of July Celebration
Gorham rings in the holiday with New Hampshire’s longest 4th of July celebration, an event that spans four days over the July 4 weekend. The celebration promises hours of fun, food, and merriment, including parades, music, amusements, and a classic car show, topped off with a brilliant and memorable firework display. Times and schedule TBA. For more information, visit http://www.gorhamnh.org/Pages/index.
Town of Fryeburg, Maine 4th of July Celebration
The Town of Fryeburg’s 4th of July Parade will start at 10am. For more information, visit www.fryeburgrec.com.
Happy 4th from everyone at the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce!
Join Jean’s Playhouse & IMPACT on Fridays at 10am for family summer fun from June 30th-August 18th for their Children’s Summer Theater Series. The plays are original, incorporating unique songs and a new twist on classic children’s tales.
Tickets for each theater performance are $8/person, and children under the age of 3 may enjoy the show for free. For families that are interested in seeing every show of the series, season passes are available for a more affordable price of $40 per person, and children under the age of 3 still receive free admittance to shows.
- June 30th – Anansi – Keeper of the Stories: Anansi, a spider of great cunning, out wits the Sky-God Nyami to bring stories back to earth. Based on the folklore of the Ashanti culture from Ghana.
- July 7th – Thumbelina: Thumbelina, a tiny girl, uses her imaginative and ingenious spirit to be true to her own heart. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen.
- July 14th – The Bremen Town Musicians: An aging donkey, dog, cat, and rooster, all discarded by their masters, band together and discover delight in their new found freedom! Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm.
- July 21st – The Nightingale: The Emperor falls in love with the song of the nightingale until he finds a bejeweled mechanical bird, but when he becomes sick who comes to his aid? Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen.
- July 28th – Snow White and Rose Red: Snow White and Rose Red are generous and kind. Confronted by both a dwarf and a bear, one day, the girls are in awe when things resolve unexpectedly. Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm.
- August 4th – Momotarō – Ogre Hunter: Momotarō and his friends a talking dog, monkey and pheasant go to a distant island to fight the marauding ogres and save their village. Based on a Japanese fairy tale.
- August 11th – 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 18th – 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.
For more information on the Children’s Summer Theater Series and to buy tickets or season passes, please visit http://believeinbooks.org/children-s-summer-theater-series.html.
Join Story Land and Autism Speaks On Saturday & Sunday June 24 – 25 for their annual Autism Awareness Weekend. This weekend is a time to join together as a community to participate in a short walk around the Story Land park before the gates open.
Registration starts at 8:00 am and the walk begins at 9:15 am.
In addition to the walk, Story Land is offering discounted tickets for the day on Saturday. Tickets for the day are $19.99 (regular price of $33.99). If for some reason ticket holders cannot attend the park on Saturday, the tickets are valid through July 31, 2017. Beyond this date, the tickets will hold no value.
For more information, visit https://www.storylandnh.com/.
About Autism Speaks
Founded in February 2005, Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
Press Release by Krissy Fraser, Director of Events & Marketing
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North Conway, NH – June 1, 2017– The non-profit Mount Washington Observatory has announced a full line-up of summer educational offerings on the summit of Mount Washington and in the valley including overnight Edutrips and workshops.
Back by popular demand the Observatory will be offering five overnight Edutrips including expert instruction on various topics and the opportunity to stay the night on the summit of Mount Washington with Observatory staff.
Edutrip dates and topics include: July 8-9 and August 12-13 – Life, Work and the Environment Atop Mount Washington; July 15-16 and August 19-20 – Thunderstorms; October 7-8 – Fall Foliage Photography. Trips will cost $399 to Observatory members and $475 to non-members.
Returning for summer 2017 the Observatory will also offer two popular workshops.
The Star Party Astronomy Workshop: Presented by John Gianforte, Astronomy lecturer for the Physics Department at U.N.H., this will be a fun and educational outing for anyone interested in astronomy from novice to advanced. The Star Party Astronomy workshop will take place on Saturday, August 5 (“Cloud” Date – Sunday, August 6). This will be a two part program starting with an indoor session at the Weather Discovery Center from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm followed by an outdoor session from 7:30 pm-11:00 pm.
The Geology and White Mountains Workshop: Presented by geologist Woody Thompson of the Maine Geological Survey, this will explore the glacial geology of the northern White Mountain region and the history of geological exploration and understanding of the area.
The workshop will begin with an informal classroom presentation and then proceed to sites of geological interest in the northern White Mountains region. Taking place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 (rain date: Sunday, September 10). The workshop run from 8:30 am-4:30 pm, starting at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, NH.
Workshop fees are $75 for observatory members and $105 for non-members. The fee includes instruction and all associated materials.
In the summer months the Mount Washington Observatory provides additional educational offerings including a free Science in the Mountains lecture series, summit weather station tours for observatory members and daily “Live from the Rockpile” call-ins to the summit observers from the Weather Discovery Center.
Guests can also explore the world of weather at the Mount Washington Observatory’s two museums – The Weather Discovery Center located in North Conway and Extreme Mount Washington located on the summit of Mount Washington in the Sherman Adams State Park building.
For more information on the Mount Washington Observatory educational programs visit MountWashington.org or call (603) 356-2137, ext. 225.
About Mount Washington Observatory
Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth’s weather and climate. Since 1932, the Observatory has been monitoring the elements from its weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, using this unique site for scientific research and educational outreach. For more information, call (800) 706-0432 or visit MountWashington.org.