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Children’s Summer Theater Series

childrens summer theater seriesJoin 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.

 

Show Schedule:

  • 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.

childrens summer theater series 2For 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.

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Storybook Character Breakfasts to Benefit Believe in Books Literacy Foundation

Visit the Theater in the Wood throughout the months of February, March, and April to meet some of your favorite Storybook Characters for a cause! Starting at 10 am, enjoy a tasty pancake breakfast with the Believe in Books Foundation’s very own 100 Acre Wood Maple Syrup. Enjoy a storybook reading surrounded with new friends,  and meet with the characters afterwards.

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The morning will include a book swap (bring a gently used book and swap it with another), a pancake breakfast including our own 100 Acre Wood Maple Syrup, a storybook reading and visit involving the character of the day, as well as access to the 100 Acre Wood Trail System!  After your meal, visit our Maple Sugar Shack afterward to see how we make it!

The Storybook Character Breakfast Schedule
  • February 25th:  Goldilocks
  • March 4th:  Cat in the Hat – Celebrate his Birthday!
  • March 11th: Cinderella
  • March 18th: Red Riding Hood
  • March 25th: Alice in Wonderland
  • April 15th: The Lorax

Tickets for each breakfast are available for purchase at the door. The price for each breakfast is $7 per person, and children under 3 free. Participants are welcome to enjoy the trails for the entire day with entry. Suggested donation and all proceeds are to benefit the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation which is a 501 (3) (c) Non-Profit Organization.

For more information, please visit www.believeinbooks.org or call (603) 356-9980.

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.

‘Skip Ropes Not Breakfast’ Events from the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation

 

screen-shot-2017-01-12-at-11-02-13-amBelieve in Books Literacy Foundation will be hosting Character Breakfasts for you and your family to enjoy throughout the upcoming months.

Join Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s beloved characters for a pancake breakfast starting February 18th through March 25th, plus a special earth day breakfast on April 15th at Theater in the Wood every Saturday at 10AM. Breakfast will be $7 per person, which will include a meet and greet with your favorite storybook character.

  • February 18th – Winnie-the-Pooh
  • February 25th – Goldilocks
  • March 4th – Cat in the Hat
  • March 11th – Cinderella
  • March 18th – Little Red Riding Hood
  • March 25th – Alice in Wonderland
  • April 15th – The Lorax

Nestled in the woods you’ll be entertained by a storybook reading while you enjoy gluten free pancakes with 100 Acre Wood homemade maple syrup, fruit, bagels, and your choice of coffee or tea. Everyone is welcome to bring a book for a breakfast book swap. Bring a book and take a new one with you. After breakfast you and your family can visit the 100 Acre Wood Maple Sugar Shack to see how maple syrup is made right on property! Everyone will also be given access to enjoy the 100 Acre Wood Trail System.

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization and net proceeds go towards supporting literacy initiatives, all funds collected are considered a suggested donation.

For more information and for a full list of characters go to http://www.believeinbooks.org or call 603-356-9980. Like Believe in Books Literacy Foundation on Facebook for your chance to win a family four pack to the breakfast of your choice. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

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John Davidson Comes to Theater in the Wood to Support Believe in Books Literacy Foundation

 

John Hamilton Davidson will be performing an intimate concert at Theater in the Wood on Saturday, April 8th at 7:30pm (doors will open at 7pm).  The net proceeds from the event will go towards the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting literacy initiatives.

John Davidson’s film credits include Walt Disney Musicals The Happiest Millionaire and Family Band. Davidson has appeared on Broadway as Abel in the State Fair, and in Oklahoma! As Curly where he received the Theater Guild Award. Off Broadway Davidson has performed in High Infidelity and The Fantastiks. Davidson has received several Regional Theater Credits for his performances as H. Hill in Music Man, King Arthur in Camelot, Billy in Carousel, and Cervantes in Man of La Mancha.

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In John’s words, “Playing and singing on my own is the most honest, powerful way to tell stories. It gives me the freedom to express emotions without any distractions. In those moments, I feel a one-on-one connection with an audience.” Come spend an evening with John Hamilton Davidson as he unfolds a wonderful concert of roots, roles & rhymes.

For more information call 603-356-9980, tickets will be available to purchase for $25 in advance at http://www.believeinbooks.org, or $30 at the door. For more information on other events, visit Believe in Books Literacy Foundation on Facebook.

Journey to the North Pole Success in its 21st Season

This seasons 21st annual Journey to the North Pole Fundraising Event for Believe in Books Literacy Foundation was a huge success raising funds to support Literacy in Northern NH and Western ME.

The Journey to the North Pole is the family adventure of a lifetime taking families on a magical trip to see Santa.  Families boarded the Journey to the North Pole train in their pajamas and were greeted with a cup of delicious hot chocolate served by magical chefs, along with Santa’s favorite chocolate nougat!  Guests then arrived at the North Pole, departed from the train and were escorted by ecstatic elves past the North Pole Post Office and Toy Workshop to the North Pole.  The classic “The Night Before Christmas” a poem by Clement Clarke Moore was dramatically read and immediately following the elves serenaded the crowds while Saint Nicholas himself visited the young and old.  It is a magical event that makes believers out of everyone.

“My four-year-old daughter had a wonderful time on Monday! Her eyes sparkle when she tells the tale of her trip to the North Pole”, said Susan D. Bosk.

Many people are not aware that the Journey to the North Pole is organized by the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, as is its largest fundraiser.  This event boosts the local economy by millions of dollars each year by sending their guests to local restaurants, lodging accommodations, shops, gas stations, and other services.   The Literacy Foundation serves over 1600 households with their Outreach Reading Programs and has gifted over 2 million dollars worth of literacy programs, scholarships, grants and book distributions throughout its history in Northern, NH and Western, ME.

The dedication and hard work of hundreds of community volunteers and supporting businesses are what keeps this event alive.  The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation depends on volunteers year round to help with all of their events and Literacy Programs and continues to offer many opportunities to get involved.  Anyone interested in volunteering please visit http://www.journeytothenorthpole.org.

This event is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser supporting their mission of exercising the minds and bodies of youngsters through early literacy initiatives, education, and the engagement of healthy habits.  The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

The Foundation office and its 100 Acre Wood property are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH, just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road on the west side of Route 16.

For more information call 603-356-9980 or visit believeinbooks.org.

It’s a Day for Super Heroes at the 2nd Annual Buddy Bash Saturday, 10/24

BREAKING NEWS:  Saturday looks mostly cloudy with temps around 53ºF.  It’s perfect weather to join friends for The Buddy Bash!

The Buddy Bash, now in its second year, is a 1/2K/1K/5K superhero-themed trail fun run/walk and family fun event scheduled for tomorrowOctober 24, 2015, from 9 – 12 at the Believe in Books Trail in the Wood in Intervale, NH.  This year 100% percent of the proceeds benefit Lilliputian Montessori School and Believe in Books Literacy Foundation.

In addition to the run/walks, there will be a host of activities for kids and their adult buddies to participate in: cape-making, “are you a super taster” smoothie tasting, a bubble dash for the really littles, face painting and LIVE MUSIC Diana’s Bath Salts!  You can also win an iPad Mini or any number of gift cards!

Sponsored by the Memorial Hospital Golf Tournament Childhood Initiative, parents of children from the Mt. Washington Valley (Carroll and Coos Counties in NH and Oxford County in ME) can fill out a registration form on-line or sign up tomorrow morning upon arrival.  You may also contact Race Coordinator, Aimee at 603.356.9980 or aimee@believeinbooks.org.

Costumes are encouraged!  It is going to be a day filled with fun and community and so we sincerely hope you will join us! We ask that you please join us and that you invite every hero you know!

3rd ANNUAL 100-ACRE CHALLENGE SET FOR SEPTEMBER 27

Register now for the third annual 100 Acre Challenge, an obstacle adventure event set in the 100 Acre Wood in Intervale, NH.  On September 26, 2015, competitors will run, swim, crawl, and climb as this 5K challenge takes them into the mud, water, over walls, rock piles and through the 100 Acre Wood.  It’s all in good fun and for a good cause with net proceeds benefiting the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation.

Individuals and teams of two or four are invited, and for kids 12 and under there is the Mini Acre ChallengeRegistration is limited to 250 participants.  The Mini Acre Challenge has a limit of 100 and does not require teams.  Register online at http://www.100AcreChallenge.org.

 Racers will face over 20 challenging obstacles ranging from mud pits to water crossings to steep climbs in the dirt. The Mini Acre Challenge features its own course of obstacles for the kids.

“This is our home-grown event that’s every bit as challenging as the syndicated ones, and it’s fun for everyone. All right here in the 100 Acre Wood!” says A.O. Lucy, Executive Director

This fundraiser is one of many that the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation has created to meet the goals of exercising the body and brains of youngsters with education and engagement of healthy habits. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities that it serves.

The 100 Acre Wood property which includes the Foundation office, the Theater in the Wood, and a trail system are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH, just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road on the west side of Route 16.

For more information call 603-356-9980 or visit 100AcreChallenge.org.

Children’s Summer Theater Series at the Theater in the Wood

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is hosting IMPACT’s  Children’s Summer Theater Series at the Theater in the Wood in Intervale, NH. Performances will be every Friday at 10:00am (doors open at 9:30am) from June 26-August 14. Tickets are $7.50 per person, or $40 for a seasons pass. Children ages 3 and under are FREE.

IMPACT (Imagination and Music – Professional Artistry in Children’s Theatre) is the professional children’s performance company of Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln, NH. Each summer Believe in Books Literacy Foundation partners with Jean’s Playhouse and IMPACT to bring the Children’s Summer Theater Series to the Theater in the Wood. The company writes and performs eight children’s musicals every summer, and all promise a good time for both adults and kids! Kids will love the catchy original songs and wacky characters, all performed by the professional IMPACT actors!

 

The Schedule:

June 26: Goldilocks and the Three Bears 

July 3: The Pied Piper of Hamelin 

July 10: Puss in Boots 

July 17: Arabian Nights 

July 24: The Three Little Pigs 

July 31: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Aug 7: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves 

Aug 14: Pinocchio 

This program is one of many that the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation has created to reach the goals of exercising the mind and body of youngsters through education and healthy habits. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

The Foundation office and its 100 Acre Wood property are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH, just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road on the west side of Route 16.

For more information call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.believeinbooks.org.

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation Hosting Red Jersey Summer Bike Race Series

The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will be the host for this summer’s Red Jersey Summer Bike Race Series. The races will take place on the first Sunday of every month from June – October.

The Red Jersey Summer Bike Race Series is back with Carl Iacozili from Red Jersey Cyclery leading the charge. Formerly at Whitaker Woods, this mountain bike race series is starting in June and will be held on the 100-Acre Wood property in Intervale, NH.  Registration will begin at 9am, the kids race will start at 9:45am, and the adult races will follow at 10am.  There will be three levels of races; expert, sport, and beginner.  This will be a great opportunity for family fun outdoors on the Trails in the Wood with music, prizes, food, and drinks to follow.  For more information about this event please visit http://www.redjerseycyclery.com or check out the Red Jersey Summer Race Series Facebook page.

The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is happy to host this event, as it meets their goals of exercising the mind and body of youngsters with education and engagement of healthy habits. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

The Foundation office and its 100 Acre Wood property are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH , just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road on the west side of Route 16.

For more information call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.believeinbooks.org.

RACE FOR READING 5K TRAIL RUN FUNDRAISER SET FOR MAY 25th

The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is hosting their 6th Annual Race for Reading Event, a 5K Trail Run and Kid’s Fun Run this Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, 2015 in the 100 Acre Wood in Intervale, NH. The Race for Reading Event is raising funds for the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s many literacy programs.

Advance registration for the Race for Reading is a $25 donation, or $35 on race day. The 5K trail run starts at 9:30am, rain or shine. The Kids Fun Runs begin at 9:00am and require a $10 donation; the Memorial Hospital Golf Tournament Childhood Initiative will be sponsoring local kids. There will be a 1/2K for ages 8 and under, and a 1K for ages 9-12.  Runners and walkers may register for the runs at http://www.believeinbooks.org. This event is presented by the Medical Staff of the Memorial Hospital with the following sponsors joining them: Story Land, Subway, Poland Spring, Amerigas, Sound Resort, and Coleman. Top prizes include Journey to the North Pole tickets, Story Land Passes, and Children’s Summer Theater tickets.

“This event is a great way to kick off a summer of getting outdoors with the kids to enjoy some fun and physical activity” said Executive Director A.O. Lucy.

This fundraiser is one of many that the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation has created to meet the goals of exercising the body and brains of youngsters with education and engagement of healthy habits. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

The 100 Acre Wood property is located at Observatory Way in Intervale, NH, just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road.

For more information on the Literacy Foundation please call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.believeinbooks.org.

BELIEVE IN BOOKS HOSTING SIXTH ANNUAL EARTH DAY EVENT

The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will be hosting its 6th Annual Earth Day Event featuring Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax at the 100 Acre Wood from April 15 – 18. Local elementary and preschool students will participate in the event during the week, and there will be a 10:00am Saturday Character Breakfast the public is encouraged to attend. The Lorax is the final character breakfast of the eight week series.

The event begins at 10am at the Theater in the Wood with an enactment of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.  After the story everyone will be able to visit with the Lorax himself!  There will be a recycling presentation followed by an opportunity for kids to make their own Lorax with recycled materials.  Then they can make a “pledge” of something they could do to help the environment and place their pledges on the Pledge Tree. They will also be decorating grocery bags that will be distributed to shoppers at The Local Grocer in North Conway.  Then everyone will head out on the Trails in the Wood to enjoy the Storybook Trail. The event also includes a book swap; each child is encouraged to bring a gently used book and swap it for another.

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation also encourages kids to enter their Earth Day Writing Contest.  Entrants are required to write about what Dr. Seuss’ story The Lorax means to them. Children may make up a story, relate a true experience, or write a poem.  Only single author stories qualify; please no co-authored stories or parents. Inventive spelling is encouraged and accepted in honor of Dr. Seuss. Each story must not exceed 500 words. Text must be printed or written legibly. Story must have at least one original, clear and colorful illustration to reflect part of the story. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, storytelling, imagination and integration of artwork.  More information is available at http://www.believeinbooks.org.

“This is a great example of our efforts to bring books to life and relate it to our everyday world” stated Executive Director, A.O. Lucy.

The Earth Day Celebration of The Lorax is one of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s programs created to match the goals of exercising the mind and body of youngsters with education and engagement of healthy habits. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

The Foundation office, the Theater in the Wood and its 100 Acre Wood property are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH, just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road on the west side of Route 16.

For more information on the Literacy Foundation call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.believeinbooks.org.