Category Archives: Mount Washington Valley

Author Luncheon with Michele Campbell at Sea Dog Brewing Company

Sea Dog Brewing Company in North Conway will host an Author Luncheon with Michelle Campbell on Wednesday, June 14th at 12pm. Michelle will discuss her first book, titled, It’s Always the Husband, a novel about troubled friendships, loss, and mystery.

Tickets for the luncheon are $20 per person and includes the cost of lunch, the author talk, and a donation to the North Conway Library. Tickets can be purchased through White Birch Books by calling 603-356-3200 or at the North Conway Library by calling 603-356-2961. Tickets must be purchased before the event, with a purchase deadline of Tuesday, June 13th.

For more information, visit www.whitebirchbooks.com.

 

About Campbell’s Book, It’s Always The Husband

In college, Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny are inseparable. Twenty years later, their friendship takes a deadly turn. It’s Always the Husband, by Michelle Campbell is a brilliant and propulsive debut novel about the troubled friendship of three women and the aftermath when one of them is found dead. . . It will have you guessing “who did it” until the very last page.

Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny. They first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. Twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone else is urging them to jump.

How did things come to this?

As the novel cuts back and forth between their college years and their adult years, you see the exact reasons why these women love and hate each other—but can feelings that strong lead to murder? Or will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it’s always the husband?

A graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Law School, Michele Campbell worked at a prestigious Manhattan law firm before spending eight years fighting crime as a federal prosecutor in New York City.

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Yankee Humorist Fred Marple at Theatre in the Wood

fred marpleLaugh until it hurts on Saturday, June 10th at 7:30pm at the live comedic performance of Fred Marple at Theatre in the Wood in Intervale. Also known as humorist Ken Sheldon, Marple has appeared on New Hampshire Chronicle, radio, and in the press of Yankee Magazine and New Hampshire Magazine, in addition to his own variety show Frost Heaves. One of his video spoofs, “Yoga for Yankees”, has been viewed by Facebook users over 4 million times!

Fred Marple has been described by fans as “…the voice of New Hampshire.” Fred’s performances give audiences a hilarious look at life in New England – how we behave, talk, eat, and a lot of other things that confuse flatlanders.

Fred Marple tells you a bit about his upcoming Theatre in the Wood performance. 

Tickets are $14 per person in advance and $20 at the door. To order tickets online, visit http://www.fredmarple.com/2017/05/theatre-in-the-wood-presents-fred-marple.html.

For more information on Fred Marple, visit him on the web at http://www.fredmarple.com/. For more information on this performance, visit http://www.fredmarple.com/guide_intervale.html or call (603) 356-9980.

 

Cigar Shenanigans Grand Opening

Welcome a new business to the Mt. Washington Valley, Cigar Shenanigans Cigar Bar & Lounge, on Saturday, June 10th from noon to midnight and beyond. Join the fun at this special event with raffles, gifts, live music by Taming Strange, tastings, drink specials, a cigar ‘how-to’, and a food truck offering delicious fare! Paul Joyal of J Grotto Cigars is a special guest at the event to discuss his brand and offer discounts.

While this is a cigar and cocktail lounge, smokers and nonsmokers are welcome! Cigar Shenanigans boasts a nearly silent air filtration system that is constantly cleaning the air, making the place comfortable for everyone that enters.

For more information, visit Cigar Shenanigans on the web at www.cigarshenanigans.com or by phone at (603) 307-1036.

 

Mt. Washington Guided Alpine Garden Tour

Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4 PM is your opportunity to take a tour of Mt. Washington’s beautiful and world famous Alpine Garden! See the rare plants of the Northeast’s highest peak, learn about the alpine zone’s ecology, and the history of the mountain during this full day tour with Redline Naturalist Guide Liz Wyman.

The tour begins with a drive up the historic Mt. Washington Auto Road in a comfortable 12-passenger van. Following the drive, participants will embark on a 2-mile hike loop above the treeline through the alpine garden to the Mt. Washington summit.

There will be stops along the way to learn about the natural and cultural history of Mt. Washington, to identify alpine plants, and to explore summit buildings. Hikers will explore the Tip Top House, the Mt. Washington Observatory, the Sherman Adams Visitor Center, and the Extreme Mt. Washington Museum on this excursion.

Hikers may purchase lunch in the summit cafeteria or pack their own picnic lunch for the day. After relaxing at the summit and learning about Mt. Washington’s history, participants will descent the auto road by the comfortable 12-passenger van.

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While interested individuals are welcome to register, please keep in mind that this tour involves a moderately strenuous hike on steep, rocky terrain above treeline with unpredictable weather. Even though it is spring (and almost summer!) here in the Mt. Washington Valley, winter-like conditions and high winds are possible on Mt. Washington during every month of the year. The tour will happen rain or shine.

For these reasons, Redline Guiding asks that hikers come prepared. Please dress appropriately: warm, approved layers (no cotton), rain gear, well-treaded shoes or boots, hat, and gloves. Rental gear is available. It is also highly recommended that participants bring snacks and plenty of water for the hike.

Preregistration for this tour is required. The cost per person for this tour is $149, which includes round-trip transportation (a $62 value). To book this tour, visit http://redlineguiding.com/book-now/ and select “Nature Tour (Full Day)” from the menu on the booking page and choose June 10th for the tour date. 

For more information about the tour, visit http://redlineguiding.com/2017/05/guided-tour-of-the-alpine-garden/.

Mt. Washington Valley Riders Present 2017 Rally in the Valley

The Mt. Washington Valley Riders present their 10th Annual Rally in the Valley event to benefit the Valley Riders Scholarship Fund for Trade School Students. Join the Valley Riders for a week of guided scenic rides, dining experiences, live entertainment and fun for a cause Saturday, June 10th through Saturday, June 17th.

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2017 Rally in the Valley Schedule

  • Saturday, June 10 – Guided scenic ride leaves from Bea’s Cafe 50 White Mtn. Hwy. (Route 16) Conway at 10:00 am and will return to Abenaki Trail restaurant and pub at 4:00 pm for live entertainment and promos.
  • Sunday, June 11 – Guided scenic ride will leave from Bea’s Cafe 50 White Mtn. Hwy (Route 16) Conway at 10:00 am and will return to McGraths Tavern in North Conway at 4:00 pm for live entertainment and promos.
  • Monday,  June 12 – Guided scenic rides leaves from Bea’s Cafe 50 White Mtn. Hwy. (Route 16) in Conway at 10:00 and will return to Wildcat Tavern in Jackson Village at 4:00 pm for live entertainment featuring and promos.
  • Thursday, June 15 – Guided scenic ride leaves from Bea’s Cafe 50 White Mtn. Hwy. (Route 16) Conway at 10:00 and will return to The Red Parka Pub in Glen at 4:00 pm for live entertainment and promos.
  • Friday, June 16 – Guided scenic rides leaves from Bea’s Cafe 50 White Mtn. Hwy. (Route 16) Conway at 10:00 am and will return to Horsefeathers in North Conway at 4:00 pm for live entertainment and promos.
  • Saturday, June 17–  Guided ride leaves from Bea’s Cafe 50 white Mtn Hwy (Route 16) in Conway  at 10:00 am. to Ride to L-A Harley,  Mention “Rally in the Valley” for free lunch and 10% off any purchase. Return to Abenaki trail restaurant and pub at 4:00 for live entertainment and promos.

For more information, email the Mt. Washington Valley Riders at valleyriders@yahoo.com or visit their website at https://www.rallyinthevalley.net.

rally in the valleyAbout the Mt. Washington Valley Riders

Mt. Washington Valley Riders is a New Hampshire not-for-profit motorcycle riding club formed in 2011 for the purpose of promoting motorcycle riding in the Mt. Washington Valley area and providing scholarships for local high school graduates.  Every year, Mount Washington Valley Riders hosts Rally in the Valley during Bike Week in June in order to raise money for our scholarship fund specifically designated to help valley children pursuing higher education in the trades.  Each year, Rally in the Valley brought hundreds of bikers and non-bikers to our area that otherwise would have spent their time and money elsewhere in the state during bike week.  It’s also an opportunity for individuals to show they care about helping our kids pursue their dreams.​  Contact us and join us anytime you are in the area for exciting rides and a good cause.

9th Annual Memorial Weekend Concert featuring the Seacoast Wind Ensemble

memorial dayOn Sunday, May 28th at 7 PM, White Mountain Musical Arts presents the ninth annual Memorial Weekend Concert. This event, located at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Bradley Street in Fryeburg Academy, is open to the community and will feature the Seacoast Wind Ensemble, a Sousa-style 50-piece band.

The concert honors local Veterans and will provide a musical salute to thank the women and men of the armed forces for their service to preserve our nation and protect our freedoms. There will be a colorful flag display from the many branches of the armed services and the concert will end with the traditional playing of the Armed Forces Medley, and solutes to the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

seacoast wind ensemble

The White Mountain Musical Arts thanks Col. Karen and Lt. Col. Jim Umberger US Air Force Retired for their generous underwriting. Because of their generosity, tickets are not required for this no-cost community event. But donations are gratefully accepted at the door. Please note that the concert venue, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, is handicap accessible. For more information, visit www.MWVEvents.com or call (207) 935-2001.

28th Annual Wildquack Duck River Festival

On Sunday, May 28th at 8 AM in the Jackson Village Park, the Annual Wildquack Duck River Festival will return for its 28th celebration, with over $10,000 in cash and prizes to ticket holders of winning tickets and fun for everyone!

This festival is is a vital fundraising even for Kennett High Key Club and assists with many other charities, including the American Cancer Society, Jackson Police Department, the local Olympic Swim Team and Kiwanis, as well as the local area Chamber of Commerce.

Admission to this event is free, so come enjoy fabulous food, exciting duck races and kid-friendly activities, traveling train rides, the Jackson Cake Boss Competition and other events! Please note that some of the contests and events may have entrance fees. There is an activity for everyone’s interest and ability level for a day filled with family fun and respectful sportsmanship.

For more information on the event, visit http://www.jacksonnh.com/. For a brochure listing of events, email info@jacksonnh.com with your inquiry, visit the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, or contact the Chamber at 603-383-9356 to have a brochure mailed to you. With all of the events planned for this event, the brochure will help you plan your day at the festival.

To learn more about how and where you should go to get your Duck Tickets, to volunteer, to register for Jackson’s Cake Boss or 5 Minutes of Fame Contests call the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce today at (603)383-9356.

The Friends of Jackson Public Library Annual Book Sale

On Saturday, May 27th-Sunday, May 28th, the Friends of Jackson Public Library will host their annual book sale at the Whitney Community Center in downtown Jackson from 10AM-3PM.

friends of the jackson public library.jpgThe book sale is a vital fundraiser for the Friends of the Jackson Library, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit group of community members that help the library through planning, funding and hosting programs to support the library’s book budget, technology upgrades, equipment, and furnishings.

To help with this annual sale, the Friends of Jackson Library will happily accept donations of books throughout the year. They ask that interested donors please bring donations to the library during library hours and to not leave items outside or place them in the library’s book drop.

Accepted items include:

  • Books, hardcover and paperback, in good condition.
    No musty, mildewy or moldy books, please!
  • Audio Books on CD only
  • Videos on DVD or Blu-ray only

They cannot accept:

  • Magazines
  • Textbooks of any kind
  • Encyclopedias or dictionaries
  • Condensed books or self-help books
  • VHS tapes and cassette tapes

For more information about the Jackson Public Library, Friends of the Jackson Public Library, or the Annual Book Sale, please visit www.jacksonlibrary.org or call (603) 383-9731.

Prom Vegas at Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub

At the Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, prom isn’t only for teenagers! This year’s Grown-Up Prom is Las Vegas themed, so dress up in glitz and glamor and come enjoy a night of dancing, drinks, and festivities Red Parka style! The event starts at 8pm on May 25th at the Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, in Glen. Remember – what happens at the Parka, stays at the Parka!

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For more information visit www.redparkapub.com or call (603) 383-4344.

Arts, Antiques, and Treasures Event to Benefit MWV Arts Association

Treasure seekers, come find your treasure! Browse arts, antiques, and treasures galore at the Conway Market Place on Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th to benefit the Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association. Discover fabulous art pieces, antiques, and treasures while supporting a local non-profit centered on building a strong arts community in the Valley!

The event will take place Friday and Saturday from 9am to 3pm at the Conway Market Place #50 White Mountain Highway in Unit 7 near Bea’s Café. For more information on the event, call 603-356-2787. For more information about the MWV Arts Association, visit their website at www.mwvarts.org.

mwv arts association.jpgThe MWV Arts Association Mission Statement & Vision

The Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association desires to collaborate with other arts and non-profit organizations to help build the arts community in the Mt. Washington Valley.

The Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association is a community focused non-profit organization which exists to promote the study, appreciation, and display of the visual arts, particularly the art of the Mt. Washington Valley.

AMC Highland Happenings May 2017

amc highlandThroughout the month of May, AMC Lodges and Huts Highland Center in Crawford Notch is offering free public weekend and evening events, audio tours, art exhibits, as well as yoga on Sundays for an affordable fee. Guests of all nature interests and experience levels are welcome to experience the outdoors in a variety of educational and exciting ways!

Weekend Programs
Every Saturday and Sunday in May

  • 9:00 am – Notch Hike: 1-3 hours, easy hike, waterfall view
  • 11:00 am – Notch Talk: Topics include outdoor skills, history, natural world
  • 1:00 pm – Notch Nature Walk or Notch Talk
  • 5:00 pm – Social Hour & Trivia
  • 7:30 pm – Featured Evening Program

Featured Evening Programs

  • Saturday, May 6 7:30 PM
    Adventures with a Wildlife Camera

    Featuring Guest Speaker, Author Allison Bell
    Join Allison Bell, author of Field Guide to the New England Alpine Summits shares her photography expertise in this engaging evening program. Learn basics of wildlife camera operation, explore strategies for set-up and location, and discover possibilities for natural history observations.
  • Saturday, May 13 7:30 PM
    The People’s Forest

    The Story of the White Mountain National Forest Featured Film Screening
    This is the dramatic story of how those unlikely allies saved the White Mountains and created over 50 new National Forests and Grasslands in 40 states, totaling more than 20 million acres of public lands.
  • Saturday, May 20 7:30 PM
    History of Crawford Notch

    Featuring Guest Speaker, Historian Bill Moss
    Historian Bill Moss shares stories of the unique characters, landscapes, and events of the amazing history of this unique area.
  • Saturday, May 27 7:30 PM
    Mountains of Stars: Astronomy at Crawford Notch

    Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Doug Arion
    Doug Arion will give a presentation on the intricate and fascinating connections between life on Earth and the history and phenomena of the Universe around us. You’ll have a chance to view stars through telescopes; or check out our new indoor planetarium!

Partner Presentation

AMC is pleased to co-host the following presentation in partnership with the Jewish Federation of NH: Hiking the Land, featuring Guest Speaker Udi Goren. This program takes place at the Bethlehem Public Library on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:30 pm at the Bethlehem Public Library. Udi Goren is an Israeli hiker who shares his experiences long distance hiking in Israel.

Audio Tours
Available anytime. Check out any of our 3 audio tours on-site:

  • Washburn Photography Exhibit
  • Cultural and Natural History Tour
  • Stewardship Trail

Yoga On Sundays
Sundays, 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yoga is free for overnight guests at AMC’s Highland Center. For drop-in guests, there is a $10 fee. Classes are available every Sunday except for Sunday, May 7th, 2017.

Ongoing Art Exhibits
Photography of Bradford Washburn

The AMC’s Highland Center at Crawford Notch is the setting for this ongoing exhibition showcasing the amazing mountain photography of Brad Washburn, including scenery from the White Mountains and around the world. Check out an audio tour of the exhibit at the Front Desk to hear Brad Washburn’s first hand accounts of each photo.

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For more information about these events and AMC Lodges and Huts, visit www.outdoors.org.

Beatles For Sale: The Tribute to Perform at Medallion Opera House in May

Press Release by Dan Kirouac

BEATLES FOR SALE, a New England Beatles tribute band, will perform at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street in Gorham, NH on Saturday, May 20th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and will be available at Gorham Town Hall and the White Mountain Café and online at www.medallionoperahouse.org. The concert is sponsored by The Tassey Group and Verizon Wireless.

beatles for sale

BEATLES FOR SALE is a touring, New England-based Beatles tribute band from Massachusetts that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. They are past recipients of the Best Tribute Band in New England award by Limelight Magazine. This band delivers 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 offstage performers or pre-recorded tracks – everything is performed completely live.

More information on the band can be found at www.beatlesforsale.net. If you would like more information, please contact band manager/keyboard player Dan Kirouac at 508-662- 5471, or email: dankirouac66@gmail.com.