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North Conway Public Library Presents Antiques Roadshow with Ken Gloss on the Value of Old and Rare Books

The North Conway Public Library will present Ken Gloss, a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, for a discussion of the value of old and rare books. Gloss, owner of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give the free and open talk on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Obs-Weather Discovery Center in North Conway Village, in the fully accessible downstairs meeting room.

Gloss will talk about and show some of his favorite finds of old and rare books and describe some of the joys of the “hunt,” as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk.

Following the talk and question-and-answer session, he will give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them or will do so at his shop in Boston.

Gloss has appeared as a guest appraiser on PBSAntiques Roadshow numerous times over the years and has been a popular guest on WBZ Radio as well as other radio, TV, and cable stations numerous times. His articles continue to appear in various antique journals and in print and online consumer publications.

“Ken Gloss has the reputation of being very entertaining and very informative, and he certainly knows all there is about old and rare books,” says North Conway librarian Andrea Masters.

“I’m sure there are a lot of people who have old and rare books, or have an interest in them,” she said. “We’re hoping people will come to find more information about the value of them.”

Gloss will also talk about the history of his historic bookshop (brattlebookshop.com), which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner.

The Brattle Book Shop, Yankee Magazine Editor’s Choice Award for Best of New England, is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores. Kenneth Gloss succeeded his late father, George Gloss, a well-known figure both in Boston and national antiquarian circles. “I found that books were in my blood and that I would never be really happy if I abandoned the business,” says Ken Gloss.

This event will be held at the Weather Discovery Center, no reservations necessary. There will be time after the presentation for questions and discussion.  Homemade cookies will be served and coffee is generously provided by Frontside Grind of North Conway.

The program is free of charge, although donations to the Library are greatly appreciated. For more information about the program, please check the library’s website at NorthConwayLibrary or call the library at 603-356-2961.

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Apres Ski and live entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Feb 8-24, 2018

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.

Apres Ski at the Ski Resorts…

Apres Ski at the Wildcat Pub

  • Feb 9: Ryan St Orange, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Feb 10: Jonathan Sarty, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 16: Rafe & Alecia, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Feb 17: The Gravel Project & Bud Light promo: 2:00-5:00pm
  • Feb 18: Pat Foley Band: 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 19: White Steer: 1:00-4:00pm

Plus!

Feb 14: Special Valentine’s Day pricing for couples & singles: For February 14th, Valentine’s Day couples and get 2 adult lift tickets for just $59, in advance online only.  Single skiers, find a date on the mountain! Single lift tickets are available for $39 in advance online only as well! Info & order online here.

Feb 17:  Kitty Cat’s Apres Ski Entertainment: Parents, enjoy good times with adults in the pub while  children have fun in the Lions Den located on the ground floor of the Wildcat Base Lodge.
Cost is $5.00 per child and includes supervision, children’s movie, cookie decorating and arts & crafts.

Feb 17: Torchlight Parade: Ski Patrol and Ski School will journey down the hill just after dusk to form the Torchlight Parade. This is a great event that brings families and friends together on the ski mountain. 5:30-6:00pm.

Feb 20:  Kitty Litter Cardboard Box Race: A fun, free, February Vacation tradition for kids. Build your own “vessel” out of cardboard boxes and go for the fastest run of the day, best decorated, best crash or judges’ choice awarded prizes. . All vessels will be inspected to make sure they fit the standards prior to racing. Decorating is encouraged. Pre-registration Required: Guest Services 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Feb 21: 9 Lives Lunchtray Luge: Another February Vacation Tradition.  Race down the luge track on lunch trays! Free.  Noon-1:00pm.

Apres Ski at Attitash

  • Feb 3: Den sessions at Bear Peak with Ben Cook, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 3: Best Not Broken at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 10: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Kimberly June, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 10: Girls Just Want to Have Fun 80s Band at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 17: Den sessions at Bear Peak with Jeremy Dean, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 17: “Crush”, a Dave Matthews Tribute Band at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm & 8:00-11:00pm
  • Feb 18: Den Sessions featuring Packman Dave, 2:00-4:30pm.
  • Feb 18: Riley Parkhurst Project at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus!

Feb 10: Abenaki Parks Slopestyle, 11:00am-1:00pm – Stomp your best tricks for prizes.

Feb 14:  2 for $59:  Grab your sweetheart and 2 can ski for just $59 – purchase tickets online in advance only. Info here.

Feb 17:  Skier Boardercross: First to finish all-out race through berms, jumps and rollers.  Pre-registration required. 11:00am race. $20.

Feb 17:  Attitash After Dark: Ptarmigan Pub is transformed into Attitash After Dark HQ when “Crush” will again take the stage, 8:00-11:00pm.  Fireworks at 6:30pm too.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.

  • Feb 3:  Music with White Steer in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 10: Music with Arthur James in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 18: Music with Ben Cook in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 19:  Music with Jonathan Sarty in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 20:  Music with White Steer in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 21:  Music with Mitch Alden in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-5:00pm

Plus!

Feb 10: Cranapalooza! As the afternoon winds down, the festivities begin at Cranmore Mountain. Cranapalooza is a festival of music, entertainment and games hosted by no other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More.

Feb 11: Hope on the Slopes Race to Beat Cancer: The 41st annual Race to Beat Cancer will take place in North Conway on Sunday, February 11th at Cranmore Mountain Resort. Skiers and snowboarders can participate in the race contributing a minimum of $80 ($50 for those 17 and under). The day includes a full-day lift, organic, locally sourced pizza courtesy of Flatbread Company. Participants are encouraged to collect donations from their friends, family, and colleagues. Click here to register in advance.

Feb 17 , 18 , 19 , 20 , 21 , 22 , 23 , 24: February Vacation Week Cranapalooza: A whole week of a  music, entertainment and games hosted by no other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More. On January 24th, the vacation week Cranapalooza celebration is topped off with fireworks too!

Apres ski at Bretton Woods Ski Resort

Feb 10: Harpoon Brewery Apres Ski Party with Jonathan’s Jewelers and 92.5 The River: After a day on the slopes join us for a fun-filled Harpoon Brewery Après-Ski Party in the Slopeside Pub from 2:00-5 :00pm with Live Music by Palmer Egan and loads of fun, games and prize giveaways… where one lucky person will win a beautiful sterling silver & diamond Snowflake pendant valued at over $700 courtesy of Jonathan’s Jewelers.

Feb 10: Nordic Marathon to benefit New England Ski Museum: This 42-kilometer, classic format, cross country ski race showcases one of the largest Nordic systems in the northeast.  In the tracks of the famed 1982 US National Championships and such legends as Bill Koch and Tim Caldwell, this race is steeped in history and Nordic skiing tradition. The course layout provides a challenge to experienced racers while making use of terrain that is accessible and enjoyable for skiers of all abilities. Info: here.

Feb 11: 44th Annual Mount Washington Cup: This 44th annual 10k Freestyle (skate ski) Race, is part of the ZAK Cup Series. Located on the grounds of the Mount Washington Hotel and the White Mountain National Forest, the 100-km trail network crosses open fields, meanders through woods of spruce and fir, passes beaver ponds and mountain streams, and traverses open hardwood stands. 7:30-9:00am: Race registration, 10:00am, Mass start.  For full info, click here.

Feb 14: Powder Couple’s Couples Alpine Clinic: This Valentine’s Day, try the Couple’s Alpine Clinic with resident power couple Gus DeMaggio and three- time Olympian, Miki Fera. This clinic was designed for couples looking to spend Valentine’s Day playing in the powder and will be tailored to your experience and ability on the slopes. At registration, you will receive a gift basket with everything you will need for your day and a few extras that will be sure to be a treat! Lunch at Latitude 44 is also included along with gratuities where applicable. To register or for more information, please call 603.278.3335 or http://www.brettonwoods.com

Feb 17, 18, 19, 20, 21: Adult Apres Ski Party, 3:00-5:50pm: When you’re finished with a great day on the trails, head to the 3rd floor and listen to some après ski entertainment. Try a new brew at Slopeside Pub located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Entertainment will be from 3:00pm-5:30pm and Bar Promos are from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Feb 17, 18, 19, 20, 21: Kids Apres Ski Party: 3:30-5:00pm: Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to join in this special supervised après ski fun upstairs in the Mount Washington View Room, located on the Heaven Level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge.  Special après parties are scheduled on most Saturday’s throughout the year and during vacation and holiday periods.  Each party will include live entertainment, games, activities, and refreshments for kids.  Parents are welcome to leave their kids at this supervised program and enjoy entertainment at the Slopeside Lounge.  Reservations are not required for this complimentary program. Click here to read about the different themed parties.

Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub

  • Fri, Feb 9: Apres ski entertainment with Ben Cook, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 10: Apres ski entertainment with Candie Tremblay and Sam Adams. Love potions for those who wish after Chairlift Speed Dating!
  • Sun, Feb 11: Apres ski entertainment with Tim Dion, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Fri, Feb 16: Apres ski entertainment with Riley Parkhurst, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 17: Apres ski entertainment with Greg Walsh & Tuckerman Brewery, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sun, Feb 18: Apres ski entertainment with Tim Dion & Coors Lite, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Mon, Feb 19: Apres ski entertainment with Greg Walsh, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Tues, Feb 20: Apres ski promo with Narragansett Brewery, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Wed, Feb 21: Apres ski entertainment with Ben Cook, 3:30-5:30pm

Plus!

Feb 10: Chairlift Speed Dating:  Singles, come meet the ski bum of your dreams on the lift of love.  Sign up in Lostbo Pub, noon – 3:00pm.  Enjoy “love potions” and free pick up line contest in the Lostbo Pub afterward.

Feb 10:  Last Tracks with Moat Mountain, 4:00-6:00pm: Ride up the chairlift at 4:00pm.  Enjoy appetizers and a tasting of locally brewed Moat Beer with a real Moat brewer.  Afterward, ski down with headlamps on a freshly groomed trail.  $25 per person. Reservations required. 603-383-4490.

Apres Ski at King Pine

Fridays in February:  Torchlight Snow Tubing at King Pine: Experience the fun of lift-serviced torchlight night snowtubing down exciting snow chutes at our Pine Meadows Tubing Park!

Feb 10, 17, 24: Say hello to Powder Bear: King Pine’s mascot, Powder Bear, will be out and about offering greetings to young skiers from 2:00-3:00pm.

Feb 3, 10, 17, 24: Horse Drawn Sleighrides, 11am – 1:00pm: Enjoy the classic experience of riding among surrounding fields and within wooded trails in a horse-driven sleigh. In addition to the approximate 15-20 minute ride in the sleigh, warm up by an outdoor fire before and after your ride and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. $20 for age 13+; $15 for 12 and under.

Feb 10: Bavarian Chocolate Haus Sweetheart Race: Race with your sweetheart for the best combined time and chocolate prizes plus dinner at Traditions. 10:00am – 1:00pm.

Feb 14: Valentine’s 2-fer: Grab your Valentine and purchase two full-day lift tickets for the price of one.

Feb 17:  Kid’s Fun Race: Head to the bottom of the open slope for this fun race for kids. Weather dependent, 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Feb 17:  Saturday night family racing: A dual recreation race under the lights, 6:00-8:00pm  Free with a lift ticket.

Feb 18: Winter Trails Nordic Demo Day with EMS: King Pine is celebrating Winter Trail’s with EMS throughout this season by offering complimentary Nordic passes to first-timers. In addition EMS will have demo cross country skis and snowshoes available for on snow clinics with the EMS crew from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.First timers, ages 12 and above, are invited to join EMS for on snow clinics at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sign up in advance at the EMS tent on the day of and receive a complimentary trail pass with your clinic.  There is limited availability for the clinics which will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Feb 18-24: Overnight Ski & Snowboard Camp: This Feb vacation King Pine tradition is for kids ages 8-17 and includes a full week of skiing, riding and instruction, plus fun events for the kids.  Click here for complete info.

Feb 18-23: Winter Carnival at King Pine: Look for a full week of scheduled events including Silly Slalom & Belly Bag Races, Family Challenge Races, Sleigh rides, snowshoe tours,  Gold Rush, Kids Fun Race, Fireworks over King Pine on Thursday, February 22 and Campfire and S’mores – Friday, February 26.

Apres Ski at Shawnee Peak

Sat, Feb 10: Buzzology live in Blizzard’s Pub, 4:00-7:00pm

Sat, Feb 10: Movie Night for Kids: Kids aged 4-10 gather at the Alpine Sugar Haus for a movie night. Leap is on the screen plus popcorn, drinks and pizza for dinner.  $10 for the evening. Drop off is 5:30pm and pick up is 7:30pm.

 Feb 16: College Night #3 at Shawnee Peak: From 3pm to 9pm, lift tickets are just $20, a savings of $15 and Rentals are just $15, a savings of $12 for college students and professors/staff.  College ID required.

Feb 17-23: February Vacation Week:  Shawnee Peak will be open for night skiing every night until 9:00pm.

Feb 20: Live Stand Up Comedy with Bob Marley: Don’t miss this live show by Maine’s famous and well-loved comedian Bob Marley in the Shawnee Peak Great Room. The show begins at 7.30pm, tickets are available currently through Guest Services or online for $30.This is a fundraising event for Shawnee Peak’s Adaptive program! There will be a cash bar in the Great Room during the event.

Feb 22: Family Fun Day: Family Day is a kid oriented day on the slopes.  All events are free and open to the public. In honor of Shawnee Peak’s 80th birthday, 80 years of memories is the theme! There is a costume contest for both young and old, Face Painting and arts and crafts in the Great Room, a scavenger hunt on the Mountain and around the base lodge, Family obstacle race, Skillet toss, Sack Race, Snow Volley Ball and Tug of war, BBQ, crafts and so much more. Dress up and join in the parade. Prizes will be awarded and fun is a guarantee!                          

At Great Glen Trails/MW Auto Road

Feb 18: Sunrise Snowcoach Tour: Experienced SnowCoach drivers will take you to treeline (weather permitting) at 4,200 feet on the Mt. Washington Auto Road for a chance to watch the sun rise. Plan to leave promptly at 5:45am from the base lodge. Even if you don’t actually get to the see the sun rise, you can be sure the early morning lighting at treeline will make for incredible and unforgettable scenes. Click here for info & reservations.

Feb  24: Evening snowshoe tour: Experience the wonder of a night time winter walk. Join a Naturalist from the Appalachian Mountain Club on a guided snowshoe tour. Reservations required and tours fill fast. For questions, please call (603) 466-3988. Online registration here.

Live Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley’s restaurants & Businesses

At The Soaking Pot, Settlers Green, North Conway

After a day of skiing, snowshoeing, shopping, or when you just need a moment, The SoakingPot is the newest place to SOAK. SIP. RELAX. The custom foot soaks are designed to calm, invigorate, soothe or balance. For deeper relaxation, add a soothing cup of tea and massage to go with your soak!

Current Specials & Discounts*:

  • Every Wednesday Buy One Soak Get One Half Off
  • Loyalty Soak Club- Buy 10 Soaks get one FREE
  • Soak Pass Memberships -Save when you buy 6 or more Soaks, Free Soak on your birthday, Free tea, and more.
  • Valentine’s Day Packages: Valentine’s Soak Packages:
    – Note to Self – I Love You (featuring foot soak, cup of tea, special treats and free gift).
    – Soak up the Love (featuring couples foot soak, pot of tea, and special treats).
    – Ski & Soak Together (featuring couples foot soak, 2 lift tickets to Cranmore, pot of tea,  and special treats).

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

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jonathan Sarty in the Pub, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jerry’s Free Ride Wednesdays – Join Jerry every Wednesday in the Pub where he gives away lift tickets to all of the great ski areas.  All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.

Feb 9: Tim Theriault in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am

Feb 10: The Nor’easters in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am

Feb 16: Barnyard Pimps in the Pub, 9:00pm-12:30am

Feb 17: American Made in the Pub, 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 Thursday:  Free Pasta Feeds & Music by Kevin Dolan: Back again by popular demand the Thursday Night Free Pasta Feed starts at 5:30 pm and goes until 8:30 with music and fun by Kevin Dolan. FREE for employees of Valley Snow Sports and Ski Shops, AMC and NH Forest Service. (proof of employment required), $5.95 for skiers (bring your lift or trail ticket for that day), $8.95 if you don’t ski but just want to chow down!

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.

Every Saturday: Apres ski with Al Shafner, 4:00-6:00pm

Every 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.

Feb 3: Miss Maybelle and Slim Pickins, 8:00pm-closing

Feb 10: Al Shafner and the Revtones, 8:00pm-closing

Feb 17: Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00pm – closing

Feb 24: Candie & the Fellas, 8:30-11:00pm

 At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey, 7:30-10:00pm

Every Saturday-Apres Ski-Dennis & Davey from 4:00-6:00pm.

 At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • Feb 8: Johno & Al Shafner– 7:00pm
  • Feb 9: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • Feb 10: Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm
  • Feb 11: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
  • Feb 15: Johno & Al Shafner– 7:00pm
  • Feb 16: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • Feb 17: Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm
  • Feb 18: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, 7:30pm

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson – all performances are from 5:30-9:30pm

Every Thursday night: Shot of JD every Thursday Night!

Most Sunday Nights: Justin Jaymes

Feb 9:  Tom Dean

Feb 10: Tristan Ormond

Feb 16: Tim Gershin

Feb 17: Scott Baer

Feb 18: Candie Tremblay

Feb 19: Justin Jaymes

Feb 20: Al Shafner

Feb 21:  Candie Tremblay

At 302 Tavern in Fryeburg

Jan  26:  Open Mike night for local performers

 At Seadog Brewing Co in North Conway

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night!

Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley,  February, 2018

Feb 9, 16, 23: Friday Night Lights at Settlers Green: Free hot chocolate from 4pm-7pm and purchase discounted area ski tickets! Plus, follow #FNLHotSpots on Instagram to discover giveaway where to win special gifts during the event. Click here for full details.

Feb 9:  Conner Garvey at Leura Eastman PAC: Garvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine, with the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller. He leaves audiences uplifted and inspired through a positive message. 7:30pm at Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. Tickets: $15-Adults, $5-Students (Pre-order online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or call 207-935-9232).

Feb 9: Children’s Musician & Author, Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley at Theater in the Wood: Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley team up for a show that offers sing-along, read-aloud, laugh-a-lot fun for the whole family. 6:00pm.  $10 per person, 3 and under free.

Feb 10: Live Music in the Taproom at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert with Chimera at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series. Free.

Feb 10:  Met Opera Live HD at Leura Eastman PAC: The Met Opera Live in HD series will present L’Elisir d’Amore at 12:00 pm at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani. Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. Estimated run time – 2 hours, 45 minutes. $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students (pre-order online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac , or call the box office at 207-935-9232).

Feb 14: Martin Sexton at Stone Mountain Performing Arts Center: A perfect performer for such a warm holiday. Plain and simple…. one of the best singers of this lifetime. Lobby & bar open at 5:00pm.  Dinner seating starts at 6:00pm, showtime is at 8:00pm.  Tickets: $40.00pp ($4 handling fee for concert). Reserve in advance: Click here.

Feb 14: Jackson Art Studio: Valentines Day Love Birds Sip & Paint With Melanie Levitt: Create a single  painting or put two together for a dipti at Jackson Art Studio. A great way to spend Valentines Day. $50 per/person. Includes one glass of champagne or non-alcholic drink & chocolates.  Class will start promptly at 6pm.  Please arrive  15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the beginner to the seasoned artist!  $50 all supplies included. Kids are also welcome with a registered adult. Info: Click here.

Feb 15 , 16 , 17 , 18 , 22 , 23 , 24 , 25: Be My Baby by M&D Productions: The play tells the story of John, an irascible Scotsman and an uptight English woman, Maude, both in their late 50s, who take on the journey of a lifetime. They are brought together when his ward marries her niece. Then, when the young couple decides to adopt a newborn baby, the older couple has to travel 6,000 miles to California to pick up the child and bring her safely home to Scotland. Then the plot thickens.  Learn how. Plays held 7:30pm Thurs-Sat & 4:00 matinee on Sunday at Your Theater, Willow Common, North Conway. Tickets at www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.

Feb 16: The Peacheasters, An Allman Band Experience at Medallion Playhouse: The Peacheaters, An Allman Brothers Band Experience will play live at the Medallion Opera House at the Gorham, NH Town Hall.  Concert starts at 7:00pm.  Tickets $20 available at the door 603-466-3322 x3 and online. Doors open at 6:30 pm..

Feb 17: Live Music in the Taproom at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert with Riley Parkhurst Project at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series. Free.

Feb 21: The North Conway Public Library will present Ken Gloss: A frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow,Fen Gloss will be on hand for a discussion of the value of old and rare books. Gloss, owner of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give the free and open talk on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Obs-Weather Discovery Center in North Conway Village, in the fully accessible downstairs meeting room.  Gloss will talk about and show some of his favorite finds of old and rare books and describe some of the joys of the “hunt,” as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk.

Feb 24: Live Music in the Taproom at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert with Rek’Lis at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series. Free.

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

North Conway Library’s Book Group reads “The House Girl” by Tara Conklin on February 9

noco-public-libraryNORTH CONWAY—  The North Conway Library’s Book Group is reading “The House Girl” by Tara Conklin and will discuss it on Thursday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

This is an open book discussion group. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.

The Library Book Group reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the SECOND Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village.

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The House Girl is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia.

Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. In her research, she learns about Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine.

Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin’s The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best.

Check the library’s website at www.NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information or call the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 to reserve your copy of “The House Girl.”

Think PINK 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend at Bretton Woods

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Bretton Woods Ski Area welcomes you to their 2nd Annual Think PINK Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend from Friday, January 13th until Monday, January 16th. The event’s goal is to raise as much money as possible for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Experience  Mount Washington Valley winter fun, including a snowshoe tour, Norris Cotton Nastar Racing, après ski parties on Saturday with AMP 103.3 and DJ Chuck Noel, and the grand finale with Mix 104.1 on Sunday. Purchase Think PINK! merchandise, enter in raffles, and enjoy Think PINK! libations, and inspire yourself and others to contribute to this worthy cause.

Although some events occur on specific days, event-goers are welcome to participate in the event’s weekend long festivities at any time during the event: Driven to Beat Breast Cancer, Tie One On For Breast Cancer, and Climb For Cancer.

Driven to Beat Breast Cancer
We will be keeping track of donations that come in during our Think PINK! weekend. All donors who give $50.00 or more in a single transaction to this wonderful cause will be entered into a raffle to win a free groomer ride!

Tie One On For Breast Cancer
All weekend long we will be offering special pink ribbons at the Slopeside Restaurant for $1.00. Donors can write a special message on the ribbon and “tie one on” to our giant Think PINK! ribbon on the Slopeside Level of the Base Lodge. Just say “I’d like to Tie One On for Breast Cancer”!

Climb for Cancer
“Beating Breast Cancer from the Bottom Up” takes on a new meaning with our Climb for Cancer special. This weekend only, when purchasing 10 minutes on the Slopeside Climbing Wall, you can get  an additional 5 minutes for just $3.00! That $3.00 will go to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.  You must purchase 10 minutes on the Slopeside Climbing wall to take advantage of this offer.

For a full schedule of the Think PINK Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend, visit http://brettonwoods.com/activities/event.

BlueberryFest at Attitash Mountain Village August 6

Attitash Mountain Resort will celebrate summer when it hosts the BLUEBERRYfest in its base area Saturday, August 6th. Attitash gets its name from the region’s Native American Abenaki word for “blueberry”, and early August is generally when New Hampshire’s wild blueberries are in peak season. The BLUEBERRYfest event features a craft fair plus farmers’ market, live music, BBQ-style food, seasonal brews, and blueberry pie baking and pie-eating contests. No admission purchase is necessary to access the vendors or for live music and other events listed below. Use of Attitash summer attractions requires a general admission or ride ticket purchase; rates are available at attitash.com.

The BLUEBERRYfest craft fair and farmer’s market runs from 10am-4pm, with a Cornhole Challenge at 11am, a blue ribbon blueberry pie baking contest at 1pm, a Blueberry pie eating contest at 1:30pm, and live music with the Jonathan Sarty Band from 3-6pm.   The festival will also offer BBQ-style food, Seadog Blueberry beer and other tasty blueberry treats all day long.  The Mount Washington Children’s Museum has also partnered with Attitash to offer children’s face painting during the afternoon.  Winners of the pie-eating, baking contests and Cornhole Challenge will receive prizes from Attitash including summer attractions tickets. Winners of the pie eating and baking contests and the Cornhole Challenge will receive prizes from Attitash including summer attractions tickets.

The Jonathan Sarty Band will provide the music and energy on the Attitash Mountainside Music Series stage from 3pm – 6pm.  The JSB offers genres of classic rock and country and will be set up just outside the Attitash main lodge between the Mountain Coaster and Alpine Slides.

Crafters, farmers, and those interested in entering the Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie Baking Contest should contact Attitash Mountain Resort Events Coordinator Corey Madden at 603-374-2615 or cmadden@attitash.com for more information.

Attitash Mountain Resort Hosts 18th Annual Oktoberfest Columbus Day Weekend

 Attitash Mountain Resort will host its 18th Annual Oktoberfest on Columbus Day weekend, October 10 and 11 at the Bear Peak base area. The two-day event will feature traditional Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig’s Band, authentic German fare as well as a Biergarten featuring 19 different local and regional breweries serving a host of seasonal beers and ciders.

Oktoberfest, a family tradition at Attitash, features a wide variety of activities for kids and adults. Within the festival grounds children have their own Kinderplatz tent complete with arts & crafts, face painting and other mini-games organized by the Mount Washington Children’s Museum. Outside, youngsters will also find a giant inflatable obstacle course to play in.

For the adults, a staple of the Attitash Oktoberfest is the Samuel Adams Stein Hoist Competition. A competition of strength and concentration, participants over 21 years of age will attempt to hold a full beer stein with a straight arm parallel to the ground for as long as possible. Whoever can last the longest will win an overnight stay in Boston and a tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery. Rounding out the adult activities are the keg toss competition, corn hole boards, and slacklining.

Hours for Oktoberfest are Saturday, October 10, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 11, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to purchase in advance online at attitash.com to save on admission and reserve a commemorative mug complete with one drink. Admission at the door is $12 (age 21+, positive ID required), $7 (ages 6-20), and children 5 and under are free.

In addition to the Oktoberfest, the Bear Peak base lodge will be open for winter season pass sales. Monday, October 12 marks the final preseason deadline to purchase an Attitash/Wildcat season pass before prices go up to full price. There is no entrance fee for those wishing to just purchase or pick up their season pass.

For more information on Oktoberfest, to pre-purchase tickets online, or for season pass information visit attitash.com.

Cassidy Gallery features the art of Ilene Richard, well known children’s illustrator

A SPECIAL UPCOMING EVENT
MEET THE ARTIST: ILENE RICHARD, ILLUSTRATOR & FINE ARTIST

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For one day only!
Saturday, August 8th
from 9:30 to 5:00 pm

The Cassidy Gallery at Jackson Village will feature the art of Ilene Richard, well-known children’s illustrator and fine artist from Massachusetts! Ilene’s colorful, whimsical and highly imaginative work is a delight to view and is so much fun! Ilene’s cards and fine art reproductions have always been available at the Gallery, but this is your chance to see the actual art in person, and to purchase one for yourself to enjoy.

“There are many elements that go into creating my finished works. I believe a strong layout and design of the canvas is the most important piece to jump start a successful painting. I begin with a sketch, and when I am completely satisfied and feel excited about the concept, I will then draw directly onto the canvas and start the painting process. I am never really sure what colors I will eventually use, but I do know as I layer more and color onto my works I feel the work evolve. At this point, if my painting looks and feels balanced, I know I am on the right path towards a successful piece.

“A strong design, vibrant color palette, and a narrative quality, are what makes my work truly my own.”

Ilene Richard   

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the afternoon while browsing amongst Ilene’s colorful and whimsical paintings! Weather permitting, her work will be displayed outside on the Snowflake Inn’s front porch as well as in the gallery. Ilene will be on hand to talk about her work and answer questions. Remember…August 8 from 9:30 am – 5 pm!      

See you then!

Upcoming Series of Retreats at Darby Field Inn

A wellness retreat for those who shy away from circles and hug-fests

Are you the kind of person that deletes the notices from inns and B&Bs about wellness retreats where you’ll find your inner-self through circle-dynamics, hugging people you don’t know and “sharing”? I am. That’s why I was glad to learn about the “non-touchy-feely” approach to the upcoming series of retreats at Darby Field Inn in Albany, NH. As more health-seekers claim their jadedness towards group hugging and the next best thing in quick-to-fade motivational gatherings, Marc Donaldson, innkeeper and long-time owner of The Darby Field Inn and Restaurant, has teamed up with a number of community businesses to offer a more user-friendly solution to stress-free getaways through a series of lifestyle retreats for women, couples and seniors in safe, “hug-only-if-you-want-to” environments.

Inspired by Dixie Lea, Donaldson’s Kripalu yoga teacher and potentialist Michael Kline, Marc Donaldson and his staff have combined the holistic therapies and indigenous traditions from their partners in a series of wellness retreats with the natural healing effects of The Darby Field Inn as the backdrop. Their upcoming series of seminars are scheduled to take place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on:

Women’s Greatness With-Inn Tues., August 25th – Friday 28th
Senior Empowerment Tues., September 8th – Friday 11th
Couple’s Rejuvenation Tues., October 27th – Friday 30th

Dixie Lea, founder of Sunshine Yoga Community Alliance and pragmatic health enthusiast, feels, “people want experiences beyond temporary relief and gimmicky inspiration into sustainable, holistic well-being.” Lea adds, “accessing deeper states of inner peace is a natural path towards finding more harmony and happiness. We train you how to get there easily and regularly”. Lea feels her no-nonsense yoga perspective will help participants de-stress naturally.

Michael Kline recently changed his business name to Intus, which is Latin for within. Kline shares, “our retreat method offers a step above “fall-back-and-I’ll-catch-you” team building through a proprietary protocol of movement, inner reflection, group processes, creative visualization, multi-sensory stimulation, nature and hands-on artistry.” Additionally, business-savvy Kline offers a unique way for yoga studio owners and other wellness professionals to increase their revenue base through his Retreat-in-a-Box series, to be unveiled during the upcoming retreats at the Darby Field Inn.

WickedGoodTravelTips.com is a proud supporter of peace, quiet and inner harmony as part of their Wellness Beyond Borders initiative. By adopting self-care if even for a handful of days, travelers can achieve renewed life balance and return home with an enhanced sense of wellness.

When You Go

The Darby Field Inn & Restaurant, 185 Chase Hill Road, Albany, NH 03818. Phone: (603) 447-2181, www.darbyfield.com.

The Darby Field Inn is located in the heart of the White Mountains, close to North Conway, New Hampshire and under three hours from Boston. The romantic 13 guest-room, full-service inn sits at the end of an unwinding road and has been bringing culinary excellence to the Mt. Washington Valley, NH for over 30 years.

Relax, unwind and enjoy wellness retreats in an incredible setting. And you won’t have to hug or sit in circles, unless you want to!

MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD HOSTS LAMBORGHINI GIRO

Automobili Lamborghini America includes the Mt. Washington Auto Road on tour of most scenic routes across America.

The Automobii Lamborghini America made a visit to the Mt. Washington Auto Road on the Lamborghini Giro, an annual tour taken on some of the most scenic roads in America. Owners of twenty-four Lamborghini’s, a mix of mostly 610HP V10 Huracán’s and the 700HP V12 Aventador’s, enjoyed lunch at the base of the Mt. Washington Road and Great Glen Trails after enjoying a thrilling ride to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast.The Giro (meaning tour in Italian) offers top clients from Lamborghini a curated luxury experience with spirited driving along some of the most scenic routes across America coupled with the finest dining and relaxation. They are joined by like-minded Lamborghini enthusiasts and members from the Lamborghini executive team. Lamborghini owners come from all over North America and ship their personal cars to join the tour. This year’s excursion included a tour of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, with a stop at America’s first and oldest man-made attraction, the Mt. Washington Auto Road.David Hill from Arlington, MA, owner of a black-on-black, 2010 Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder joined the Giro tour for the third year with previous visits to Italy, France for the Grande Giro and Sonoma Valley. “I appreciate meeting and talking with owners from around the world, and visiting some absolutely stunning places.” mentioned Hill as he prepared to leave the Auto Road. “Participating in this tour of New England has been amazing and driving the Auto Road and actually being above the clouds was just awesome.”The group, mostly from North America, had their cars shipped to Cape Elizabeth, Maine where the tour began. From the coast of Maine the Giro proceeded through back roads into New Hampshire via North Conway. After their mid-day stop at the Mt. Washington Auto Road, the group continued onto Stowe, Vermont and will wrap up their tour in Boston with a farewell party.Scott Lieberman shipped his red Lamborghini Aventador to Boston and flew in from Tyler, Texas for the trip. “I have many ties to New England and I wasn’t about to miss this one.” Said Lieberman. “Watching the brightly-colored cars moving up the Auto Road from a distance actually reminded me of skittles moving along. It’s a day we’ll remember for a very long time.”The Mt. Washington Auto Road has a long history of hosting car clubs over the years, from electric Teslas to Adventure Truck clubs and even outings such as “MINI’s On Top”, an annual gathering of as many as 250 MINI Coopers which meet at the base of the Auto Road for a BBQ and then head up to the summit for sunset gatherings.First opened in 1861, the Mt. Washington Auto Road is America’s original and oldest man-made attraction. At nearly 8 miles long, it stretches to the summit of Mt. Washington at 6,288 feet, the highest peak in the Northeast.The Mt. Washington Auto Road is open daily from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., weather permitting. For the latest updates on Road conditions and the operating schedule, visit the Auto Road online or call (603) 446-3988.

The Giro (meaning tour in Italian) offers top clients from Lamborghini a curated luxury experience with spirited driving along some of the most scenic routes across America coupled with the finest dining and relaxation. “Dan Houde/Mt. Washington Auto Road” photo library

Mud Bowl Tickets for Sale at the Chamber Office

The Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce has Mud Bowl tickets for sale! Make sure you don’t miss out on this historic event, September 11th through the 13th. Tickets are $15.00 for all three days or daily tickets are $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages six through thirteen and and children five and under are free. Families also have the option of purchasing the Family Ticket, which includes four tickets for two adults and two children for $15.00 and every additional ticket is $2.00. Cash, credit card and check are all accepted. Checks can be made payable to Mud Bowl 2015.

Tickets entitle you to entry at the football games, food and beer tent, entertainment and more.

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Those purchasing the three-day ticket are automatically entered into the grand prize drawing of $500.00 on Saturday and Sunday. The winner does not have to be present to win. This is not available to daily ticket holders.

A parade is also a part of the Mud Bowl fun on Saturday morning at 11:00am. Line up on Main Street in North Conway Village and enjoy the creativity of each team as they show off their float and driving skills. This year’s parade theme is “A Muddy Look at Children’s Books.” The parade begins at John Fuller Elementary School and ends at Schouler Park. Judging will take place in the park and entertainment will follow.

For ticketing information, contact 603-356-5701, ext 300. For event details or to become involved with the Mud Bowl, contact Tom Eastman, Tom@ConwayDailySun.com