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Day Out With Thomas™ Friendship Tour 2017 at Conway Scenic Railroad

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.

 

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Movies on the Green at Settlers Green

movies on the green.jpgVisit 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.

Movie Schedule:

  • 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.

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.

4 Our Kids Recycling Services presents the 7th Annual Family Funergy Festival on Earth Day

4 Our Kids Recycling Services presents the 7th Annual Family Funergy Festival on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd from 10am-1pm at The North Conway Community Center in North Conway, NH. Come enjoy this hands-on investigation of energy and resource conservation!

Funergy is a rain or shine,  bottled water free event with a full slate of environmentally friendly vendors, activities, and live demonstrations that is sure to please kids and grandparents alike.

Schedule of Events

  • 10am-10:30am – Food preservation workshop by UNH Cooperative Extension
  • 10:30am-11:30am – Family Basketball
  • 11am – Visit from the Lorax and free gently used book giveaway
  • 11:30am-12:30pm – Family Floor Hockey
  • 12pm – Story of Stuff: Bottled Water movie
  • 12:30pm – Rally for Science and Climate Change at the Gazebo with speakers from Bowdoin College and The Union of Concerned Scientists
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A family enjoys learning the science of composting through the “Worm Buffet” activity at The Earth Day Funergy Festival at the North Conway Community Center.

Grab some lunch and check out the free activities such as Ray’s Solar S’mores, The Energy Scavenger Hunt (free LED bulbs while supplies last), The Scrapwood Catapult, The Pedal Powered Shower Bike, Recycled Hula Hoops or The Aluminum Can Crusher to name a few. Talk to a renewable energy company, a green builder, a recycling business and more. Shop for green goods, including gently used children’s clothing.

Don’t miss this “Something for Everyone” kind of day! The Funergy Festival is free of charge thanks to the generosity of major sponsors, Cormack Construction Management, of Madison and Frase Electric, of Sandwich. For more information, contact Colleen Cormack at 603-447-8361 or visit 4 Our Kids Recycling Services on the web at http://4ourkids.homestead.com/.

Rock, Hit, and Dodge Saturdays at the Home Run Sports Training Center

Visit the Home Run Sports Training Center in Conway, New Hampshire on Saturdays from 5-7pm for full access to their facility. Families are welcome to unlimited hitting in any tunnels that aren’t currently rented for the time slot, and unlimited dodge-ball on the indoor turf field.

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The Home Run Staff energizes the atmosphere with unlimited music appropriate for all ages, and families are welcome to bring their own refreshments for their family to enjoy in the Home Run Center’s party room. This event incorporates the whole family for an affordable price of $20 per family.

For more information or to sign up, visit Home Run Sports Training Center on the web at www.homerunconway.com or call (603) 447-2000.

Looking for a new activity – check out Mystery NH

Mystery NH is running an “escape room” experience at The Met on Saturday evenings at 6:00pm and 8:00pm.  You have 60 minutes to find clues, unlock boxes, and decode encrypted messages to solve the mystery.  Book your tickets online at their website.

Currently Mystery NH is planning on Saturdays in August into September (last is Sept 12th… just added).  Keep an eye on plans for a new location up for early October.

Tickets are $15 per person

Each Saturday there will be two time slots available:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Carroll County Farm Openhouse Weekend!

Where: Your neighborhood farm

When: September 7th & 8th

      Local farms are the root of a healthy, resilient community.  We are in the midst of a farm renaissance and are rebuilding our connection to where our food comes from and taking an active role in supporting the farming practices we believe in. Local farmers are the new pioneers, figuring out ways to sustainably grow and harvest the healthy food we cherish.  Our local farmers have been busy working in their fields to provide us with local vegetables, meats, milk, eggs, fruit, berries & more.  The weekend of September 7th & 8th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (varying schedules for each farm) is Farm Open House Day in Carroll County, the perfect day to celebrate our local farms and see what has been growing all summer.

The Carroll County United Health & Wellness Team & UNH Cooperative Extension have teamed up with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of NH, Remick Museum & Farm and Tin Mountain Conservation Center to coordinate this exciting Farm Open House weekend because we believe that our local farms are one of the most important assets for good health and the health of the local economy.  We invite you to visit at least one local farm this weekend. While there we encourage you to purchase something to take home with you and to thank the farmers for all of their hard work.

All participating farms will be listed on a map of the county at the Healthy Carroll County Website:

Farm Openhouse Weekend September 7 & 8

The farmers are participating in a variety of ways.   You will see on the website what is being offered.

Please help us celebrate our local farms.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Becky Mulkern ND at 603-447-3070 or (cell)

617-959-1556.

Children’s Courses Now Open at Monkey Trunks Extreme Aerial Adventure Parks!

mtMonkey Trunks Extreme Aerial Adventure’s season is in full swing and the owners are pleased to announce that they have officially opened new children’s courses at all three of their locations. Monkey Trunks is a high rope and zipline adventure park for the whole family with three locations in New England: Weirs Beach, NH; Chocorua, NH; and Saco, ME.

The new children’s courses are built on a smaller scale for the littlest of monkeys, with platforms no more than 6’ off the ground. Each location includes 6-8 challenges with an 80’ zipline at the finish. Adults are welcome to stay on the ground for encouragement and to take pictures, and must remain on the property while their children are using the course. The trained Monkey Trunks staff loves to work with kids to guide and help them build their confidence as they have fun and learn the course. Children can go through the course as many times as they would like. The addition of the children’s course means visiting Monkey Trunks is a true family adventure.

Come celebrate the 1st Annual North Conway Strawberry Festival

StrawberryFestivalVolunteers“A Fair to Remember”

The classic American summer fair, a church picnic, and the spirit of a small town community will be brought to life at the 1st Annual Strawberry Festival, “A Fair to Remember” in North Conway village on Saturday, July 13.  Hosted by First Church of Christ, Congregational, the United Church of Christ in North Conway and its mission agency, Vaughan Community Services, the event will be a true slice of Americana with homemade strawberry treats including strawberry shortcake, strawberry smoothies and strawberries dipped in chocolates, all served from 11 am until 4 pm or while supplies last.  There will be free activities throughout the afternoon including children’s games, historic walking tours, music, crafts and artist displays and more.  The playground will be open to the public and Reverend Gil Healy is creating a very special- and temporary- labyrinth on the grounds for Strawberry festival guests to enjoy a spiritual and meditative walk.

The 235 year old church is an iconic symbol of the history of North Conway and the grounds of the church in the center of town offer a perfect venue for the event.   The doors will be open figuratively and literally for the public to take free, self-guided walking tours of the historic church, the memorial gardens and the Reverence for Life Building.

The First church is a fellowship of concerned people, committed to searching for truth and the way of love without being encumbered by dogmatism, pietism, religious or social exclusiveness.  Vaughan Community Service, Inc., (VCS) was established in 1965 as a community outreach program for the First Church of Christ, Congregational however there is no religious affiliation associated with the services provided.  VCS provides a variety of support for those in need in the local community including a food pantry, the only daycare & pre-school that operates with a sliding fee, a suicide survivors meeting and suicide prevention education.

For more information or if you would like to participate in the Festival by hosting a crafts tables, please contact Denise Leighton at 603-356-2324.  Free copies of the 1st Annual Strawberry Festival, created by artist and church member Jodie Neal, are in limited supply but may be obtained by contacting Denise.

Attitash & Wildcat Mountain Offer Father’s Day Specials Sunday, June 16

 
 
AlpineSlideSummerWEB On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, all dads can enjoy a free Scenic Gondola ride at Wildcat Mountain and a half-price general admission to the attractions at
Attitash Mountain Resort.
 
Fathers can ride New Hampshire’s highest Scenic Gondola at Wildcat for free when one or more other family members purchase an adult or junior ride ticket. The only one of its kind in North America, the Wildcat Express transforms from a high-speed summit quad chairlift during the winter and spring skiing and riding season to the state’s highest summer and fall scenic ride. The enclosed 4-person Scenic Gondola offers a unique guest experience and opportunity to view Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range from atop the over 4,000 foot summit. It is a great way for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leash, to enjoy the legendary views and scenery that have been consistently voted #1 in the East.
 
At Attitash Mountain Resort, fathers can purchase a half-price 48” & taller general admission when one or more other family members purchase a 48” & taller or under 48” general admission. Families can enjoy the many summer attractions available including the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, original Alpine Slides, Waterslides, Mountain Biking, Climbing Wall, Eurobungy Trampoline, Scenic Chair Ride, and the new Airbag Jump and Slacklines. Bike rentals and Horseback Riding are not included in the general admission ticket.
 
Currently open weekends only, both Wildcat & Attitash Mountain will be open daily starting Saturday, June 15 through Labor Day, September 2. All rates and information for Wildcat Mountain can be found online at skiwildcat.com or by calling 1-888-SKI-WILD. All rates and information for Attitash Mountain Resort can be found online at attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.
 

Tour the Mt. Washington Valley With Good Look Touring

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Good Look Touring, a locally owned and operated scenic tour guide service, is operating a daily schedule from Settlers’ Green Outlet Village to one of several 90 minute scenic Valley tours.  The tours include many places off the beaten paths including secret viewing spots along cliff sides and covered bridges, dramatic cascading waterfalls and favorite swimming holes.

The tours are hosted by local drivers who are both knowledgeable about the area and offer commentary and entertaining information about the region.   Drivers are bi-lingual in French and English making them perfect for the Valley’s favorite Canadian tourists.  Drivers can fill you in on the Valley’s best hiking, biking and paddling trips, tell you about the unique family attractions, favorite restaurants and entertainment hot spots, and share favorite stores about the Mt. Washington Valley.  Not just a scenic tour, each trip is an experience and fun for the whole family.  Stops are geared for getting the perfect picture of the most scenic areas. The tour vans are comfortable, air conditioned, and with just 12 passengers, small enough to maneuver into places other tour buses cannot.  Don’t miss the most beautiful parts of the White Mountains!

Tours are daily at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 4 pm.  Tickets are just $20 per person, with the 9 am tour a discounted $15 “early bird tour.”     All tours leave from Settlers’ Green Outlet Village on Route 16 in North Conway.  Pick up is in front of the Nike store located at the front of the shopping center.  Look for the colorful van!  For more information please go to goodlooktouring.com, and to pre-book your trip, please contact 603-470-5665.  Space is limited and riders are encouraged to book ahead of time.  All major credit cards accepted.