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Cross Country Skiing in Mount Washington Valley, A Great Choice for A Cold Day

By Kathy Bennett

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Woodchuck Fields with views to Eagle Mountain, Spruce Mountain, Wildcat, Carter Notch, Carter Dome, Black Mountain and beyond.

When the air temperature is sitting in the “it’s really, really cold” range, the skiers’ in the know head to one of the myriad of cross country ski trails around the Mount Washington Valley.  The current cold weather pattern found us heading to the groomed trails in Jackson.  Groomed packed-powder snow awaited us as did friends we had agreed to meet at the Woodchuck Fields parking lot on Carter Notch Road.  This trail access point is a great choice for those just trying out xc skiing for the first time.  The tracks wander between Eagle Mountain and the shortest federally-designated Wild and Scenic Wildcat River lead from your parked car on flat terrain.

The day we skied, the sun was shining in the early January azure sky but didn’t add much warmth.  Dressed appropriately, we enjoyed the company of fellow skiers and the extraordinary vistas.  The tracks lead gently down-river to the Eagle Mountain Fields where one accesses Jackson’s international competition trails.  These trails provide challenge but are manageable for anyone who is comfortable controlling downhill speed.  Vistas of the high Presidential range are afforded from several natural resting spots along these roller-coaster trails.

One can spend several hours exploring the trails with destinations of the Shovel Handle Pub, Christmas Farm or Eagle Mountain House eateries available for a warm mug-up or lunch.

A couple days later in even colder weather we returned with our snowshoes and trekked out to the Cocoa Cabin on the intimate snowshoe trails that wander along the Ellis River across interesting terrain left by the receding glaciers 12000 years ago.

So when the temps are chilly and the wind is up, choosing warmer Nordic and snowshoe options allows one to be outside and still be comfortable.

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Squam Lake Science Center & Jackson Ski Touring present ‘Owls of New Hampshire’

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Who calls in the night? Who glides on shadowy wings in silent flight? What makes owls such extraordinary night hunters? A naturalist from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will introduce you to three of our state’s owls to help you find out what is myth or fact about these amazing nocturnal birds.

The family event, sponsored by the Squam Lakes Science Center and the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 6-7pm in the Jackson Ski Touring Base Lodge in Jackson, New Hampshire.  A $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated for entry.

For more information, contact the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation by email at Info@JacksonXC.org or by phone at 603-383-9355 or the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center by phone at 603-968-7194.

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Tuesday Trekker Snowshoe Tours in Jackson, NH

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The Tuesday Trekker Snowshoe Tours have returned this year with exciting changes! The tours, 2 hours in duration and lead by naturalist guide Peter Minich, give outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers of all experience and activity levels the opportunity to connect with the outdoors and enjoy the serenity of the Mt. Washington Valley winter landscape. Groups begin their venture at 10am on Tuesday mornings and return at noon for a social event by the fire. During the social event, group members are welcome to enjoy hot beverages or a glass of wine and light snacks at the base lodge. The tours are more than a way to stay active during the winter months, they are an opportunity to learn a new skill, strengthen an existing one, or meet new friends!

The tours will be held every Tuesday, starting January 3rd, 2017 and ending March 28. The tours are closed on vacation weeks and holidays. The tours are $15 per week or $45 for the entire season, and advanced reservations are suggested for this event. For individuals without snowshoes, they are available for an additional charge of $12.

For more information or to reserve a spot in the tours, please visit the Jackson XC event page or call 603-383-9355.

What’s your winter adventure? To plan your winter adventure, please contact the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce at 800-367-3364.

 

 

Barbara Smith McLaughlin – Jewelry Making Demonstration

The Cassidy Gallery in Jackson has another wonderful event scheduled for this Saturday, October 8th from 10 – 4.  Outstanding jewelry artist  Barbara Smith McLaughlin of southern New Hampshire will be set up on the porch outside our gallery, demonstrating her techniques in roller-printing and torching.  And since it looks like we will be rain-free, Bab’s husband, Bob, will be demonstrating stonecutting.  Babs will also bring new work not previously exhibited.  All work will be available for sale.


Join us between 2 – 4 for light refreshments.
 
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Southern New Hampshire jewelry artist Barbara Smith McLaughlin will be on hand to discuss her work and process. Barbara will demonstrate various techniques for texturing her work, such as roller printing. Weather permitting, she will also demonstrate torchwork out on the front porch of the Snowflake Inn. “Bold geometric shapes, various metal textures and loads of color are how I convey my passion. A lot of thought, time and patience have been blended into each piece, creating an heirloom to be treasured for generations.”

There are lots of activities this weekend in Mt. Washington Valley, NH

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Only a few more chances to get to the North Conway Farmer’s Market Saturday 9 am – noon at the Community Center. The last one is October 8.

In conjunction with the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Return of the Pumpkin People Contest Settlers Green presents the Pumpkin People Decorating Contest.

Return of the Pumpkin People is a self-guided tour to view the amazing pumpkin creations by participating businesses and individuals around the Valley. Maps and “People’s Choice” ballots will be available at all participating properties.

While you are checking out the pumpkin people in Jackson stop in at the Cassidy Gallery for a Jewelry making demonstration by  jewelry artist Wendy Wetherbee.

Can you make it out of the Ghoullog unharmed after a 50-minute haunt leads you through dark twists and turns and an outdoor element leading through the scariest of dark woods.

Enjoy spectacular views of the highest peaks in the Northeast on a FREE scenic lift ride.

Join the North Conway Public Library on Oct. 1 for a day of mountain biking fun in the White Mountains at “Bike for Books MTB Adventure Rides.

The Wildcat Tavern presents “Cold River Radio Mini Series”, Vanessa Trouble and The Red Hot Swing, Saturday, October 1, 7:30 opening act, 8:30 main act.

13th Annual Covered Bridge Dance in Jackson, New Hampshire

You are invited to attend the 13th Annual Covered Bridge Dance in Jackson, New Hampshire on Saturday evening August 6th from 6 PM until 11:30 PM.  Dance under the stars and our Historic Covered Bridge with live entertainment by Jon Sarty and the White Mountain Boys (Band Starts at 7:30 PM).  Fair Food available from 6 until 10 PM by Apple Buns.  There are limited tables and seating available.  You are welcome to bring your own table, chairs or blankets.  There will be a “Kids Creating” table so mom and dad can dance and the kids have something to fun to do as well.  This event continues to be FREE thanks to the generous sponsors:  Flossie’s General Store, Homer’s Appliance Repair, Whitney’s Inn at Jackson, the Inn at Jackson, the Shovel Handle Pub and the Inn at Ellis River.  For more information visit our website at JacksonNH or call the office at 603-383-9356!  See you There!

Wildquack Duck River Festival Sunday, May 29

May 29th, 2016 the Wildcat River will have almost 3,500 yellow rubber ducks racing against each other on their way to the finish line. The Wilquack Duck River Festival has been helping to raise money for area non-profits such as the Kennett High Key Club, the local Special Olympics swim team, the Jackson Police Department, as well as the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. If you represent a local non-profit of the Jackson Area and would like to be included in this event you are encouraged to call the chamber at 603-383-9356… get involved and take advantage of this successful event.

duck-raceAdmission to this event is still FREE. Everyone is invited to line the riverbanks of the Wildcat River and help cheer their favorite duck onto victory. Duck tickets, food and other activities are priced accordingly.

The Duck races, food vendors, Kennett High Key Club Children activities, Artisan Tents, Jackson Cake Boss Competition, 5 Minutes of Fame Stage and more all takes place on Sunday, May 29th from 8 AM – 4 PM. You can sign up for your 5 minutes of Fame or the Jackson Cake Boss competition or if you would like to sign up to be in our parade just contact the office at 603-383-9356 or email info@jacksonnh.com. To find out detailed information, request a brochure or just enjoy some photos of past events, be sure to check out http://www.jacksonnh.com/event/119/Wildquack-Duck-River-Festival. To purchase Duck Tickets online visit http://www.jacksonnh.com/tickets-gifts.php. Tickets will be on sale at participating businesses (listed above) from April 1, 2016 – May 28th. If there are any unsold tickets remaining the day of the event they will be on sale at the event until 1:30 PM. Race time is at 2 PM.

For more info: http://www.JacksonNH.com

Ribbon Cutting at Eagle Mountain House

Celebrate the
new wedding tent
at Eagle Mountain House
with a ribbon cutting!

 

Wedding Testimonials

“Love the floor and I really like the flower boxes and barrels. The tent looks incredible! Takes the pressure off me to obsess over every decoration detail since it already looks so good :)”

Lea Dickson

“Tent looks fantastic. Floor came out really nice and the whole thing looks sharp. We are excited about it.”

Kenny Smith

“OMG- It looks AMAZING!!!!!!!! I love it I love it I LOVE it!!!   I can’t even WAIT!!!!    🙂 “

Abby James

 

Loyalty Card

Eagle Mountain House offers a loyalty card for locals with added and improved benefits to the golf membership that provide unique benefits even if you only play one round!


When: Tuesday, July 14, 5:30 pm 

 

 

179 Carter Notch Road, Jackson
603-383-9111
 

Weddings have increased by 750% since 2012 and growing. Come and enjoy all the new additions to their wedding grounds with…
A complimentary wine bar

Passed Hors d ‘Oeuvres created by the
Eagle Mountain House’s culinary team

Tour of the new wedding tent and grounds

Grand stone stairwell

40′ x 80′ event tent 

Accommodates up to 200 guests

Available for weddings, auctions, 

golf receptions, and summertime concerts

Majestic views of Carter Notch and the grounds
Prime season dates available for 2016 and discounts for midweek receptions are available

 

The Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club is a Historic Hotel of America built in 1879 and is proud to be listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

Located in the heart of the White Mountains, on a scenic hilltop in Jackson, New Hampshire, this grand lady has been hosting guests for over 130 years. 

Amenities include a distinctive 280′ verandah and

multiple locations for dining, the veranda café for light snacks, Highfields main dining room and Eagle Landing Tavern, a warm and inviting pub. A new menu will include some favorite comfort food classics. 

 The property also features a hot tub, locker rooms with saunas, and a game room. Outdoor activities on property include a 9 hole par 32 golf course and a seasonal outdoor heated pool.

Eagle Mountain House also services winter and fall weddings with 4 indoor facilities that can service between 10 to 150 guests. 

 

The Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club is owned by George Heaton from Heaton Companies and managed by Hay Creek Hotels.  

 

 

Itinerary:  Couples Capers in Mt Washington Valley

Enjoy the outdoors?  Exploring the food scene in new places?  How about thinking of a place to get engaged or married?  Or maybe a you’re just looking for a great spot for a celebration vacation or romantic getaway. We’ve got you covered in Mt Washington Valley. Surrounded by the 660,000 acre White Mountain National Forest and filled with farms, locally-owned and oriented eateries and microbreweries, you can’t help but find romance in our corner of New Hampshire no matter what kinds of recreation you enjoy.  Choose from more than 50 cozy, luxurious and romantic inns and B&Bs or dozens of hotels, condos, vacation rentals or resorts.  From A to Z, and attractions to ziplines, a tasty time, thrills and spills and scenic beauty will surround you.  Keep reading for a four-day-by-day itinerary, perfect for the couple with a sense of adventure or in need of some romantic R&R.

Your four day Mt Washington romantic itinerary starts with finding the perfect accommodations.  Begin by searching Where To Stay on www.Mtwashingtonvalley.orgClick here to access the Advanced Search function then stipulate all the amenities you might want – from pools to pool tables, and Jacuzzis to spas and firepits, simply click the amenities you want included in your New Hampshire romantic getaway, and then choose from a list of possibilities.  We suggest you make your reservations first to insure the perfect accommodations for your romantic getaway before continuing with the planning.

Day 1:  Hiking in the White Mountain National Forest

Awake and enjoy a lovely breakfast at your inn, B&B or resort.  Or, explore the restaurants and coffee houses in Mt Washington Valley.  A few options for breakfast include Priscilla’s Country Kitchen, Bagels Plus, or Big Dave’s Bagels and Deli  where breakfast is served all day!  You can pick up lunch to take with you too at these restaurants.

Spend the day exploring the White Mountain National Forest.  For a complete list of great hikes in the area, click here.  If biking is more your idea of fun together, click here for a list of scenic bike rides throughout Mt Washington Valley.

Late afternoon:  In need of a pick-me-up?  How about a hot or iced coffee at one of Mt Washington Valley’s coffee houses?  Stop into The Met Coffee House or Frontside Grind in North Conway,  J-Town Deli in Jackson or The Local Grocer in Intervale for a fabulous homemade pastry or cupcake and a cuppa Joe.

Dinner:  There are so many options to choose from!  If it’s a Tuesday, try Max’s Restaurant at Snowvillage Inn where locals are treated to a specially planned and price meal.  Hint:  On Tuesdays everyone’s a local at Max’s Restaurant.  Also in Eaton, the Palmer House Pub at the Inn at Crystal Lake is a great option.  And for fresh and local, fine dining or casual (you’ll find both here), try the Oxford House in Fryeburg.

Day 2:  Shopping Day

Everyone loves to shop while on vacation.  What makes it even better in Mt Washington Valley is that shopping at the region’s 200 outlets, shops, boutiques and stores is also tax-free.

Start the day in North Conway Village, visiting the independently owned specialty shops in the village and the Shops at Norcross Circle and Eastern Slope Inn Plaza.  Don’t miss Zeb’s General Store, home to the largest collection of New England-made specialty foods in the country and the  Handcrafters Barn for New-England made goods and Skinny towels and washcloths.  You’ll also want to be sure to visit The Penguin Gallery of NH for jewelry, gifts and home goods, Spruce Hurricane for unique women’s apparel and the coolest collection of boots, Beggar’s Pouch Leather for hand-made leather goods, Fields of Ambrosia or Funky Bubble for soaps, lotions and potions and Soy Fire Candle for unusual gifts.  For sporting goods try Olympia Sports, Stan and Dans, Bob & Terry’s Sports Outlet or Red Jersey Cycleryfor bikes and accessories.

From there, you may want to visit Settlers’ Green Outlet Village and Settlers’ Crossing where you’ll find more than 60 brand-name manufacturers outlets.  Whether you’re looking for back-to-school options for the kids, sports equipment, fine china, jewelry, home goods, specialty foods or men’s and women’s apparel, you’ll find it here.

Afternoon pick-me-up:  After an aerobic day of shopping, stop in to The White Mountain Cupcakery either in their Settlers’ Green or their North Conway Village location, or cool off with an ice cream cone at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop, or Spoons Ice Cream Parlor at Horsefeathers.  There’s also Gelato at The Met Coffee Shop.

Dinner:  For a special Farm-To-Table dinner featuring the freshest of local ingredients, click here for a list of restaurants that classify themselves as “farm-to-table”.

Day 3: Ziplining

There are plenty of options when it comes to ziplining in Mt Washington Valley.  Choose from any of these part-day zipline tours.

Attitash Mountain Resort, Bartlett, NH: Fly high on the new Attitash ZipTour above the tree canopy from the summit of Bear Peak over to mid-mountain of Attitash and from there to the base of Attitash. This two hour ride reaches heights of 250 feet above the ground.  Reservations required. 603-374-2665 or 800-223-7669 or online atwww.attitash.com.

Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, Bretton Woods, NH: Situated high on the slopes of Bretton Woods and descending over 1000 feet of elevation, the 3-hour tour takes nature-lovers and thrill-seekers across a series of tree-top zip lines through a network of platforms high in the ancient hemlocks. Reservations required.  Call (603) 278-4ZIP (4947) or reserve online here.

Cranmore Mountain Resort , North Conway, NH: This thrill ride lets you experience the sensation of flying, while accelerating 700 feet down the mountainside on a suspended cable. Great for couples, you can even share the fun with your partner on the comfortable side-by-side seats. It’s one of the many rides available at the Cranmore Adventure Park.  Info and video, click here.

Monkey Trunks High Ropes Adventure and Zipline, Chocorua, NH: Participants begin with ground school and receive a safety instruction on how to navigate through the course. They then move on to the Green course to demonstrate they have the ability to properly use their equipment. After completing these two stages, participants will progress through the levels of the courses in order of Blue, Silver, Red and Black – each level becomes progressively more challenging. The course features eight ziplines over and through the trees, challenges that include swinging beams, tightropes, rolling logs, hanging tires, cargo nets and more.  All activities are as low as 10 feet and as high as 55 feet off the ground.  Reserve tickets online.  Click here.

Wildcat Mountain’s Ziprider, Pinkham Notch, NH: Mt Washington Valley’s only ZipRider is now twice the capacity and even more vertical fun with a total of 4 zip line cables. The Wildcat Mountain ZipRider descends 2,100 feet over the trails, treetops and the Peabody River to a landing platform located a short distance from the Main Base Lodge. Riders travel on cables suspended at heights up to 70 feet on a 12 percent grade, and reach speeds up to 45 miles per hour. Add a ride on the Wildcat gondola afterward and a picnic at the top for a truly romantic couple’s day in the mountains.  Info: Click here.

Dinner:  Choose from any of the independently owned and operated Valley Originals restaurants.

Day 4:  Nature at its best

Finish your romantic getaway with a nature adventure.  Hand and camera-in-hand, enjoy a self-guided waterfall tour.  Mt Washington Valley abounds with gorgeous waterfalls, many of which are accessible or just a short hike from where you’ll park.  Click here for a list of all the scenic waterfalls in Mt Washington Valley and then set out on your own self-guided tour.  There’s nothing better than cooling off beneath the gentle falls along a cool mountain river at Jackson Falls or hiking in on a full-moon night for a little private skinny dipping in Diana’s Baths.

Dinner:  Consider the prix-fixed multi-course dinner at the Notchland Inn, served every night at 7:00pm or diner at the four-diamond Wentworth Inn.  Reservations required.  Any of the fine dining options in Mt Washington Valley make a great choice for the perfect romantic evening to end your couples getaway in Mt Washington Valley.

Another option for a wonderfully fun dinner is to dine aboard the Conway Scenic Railroad.  The dinner train combines a scenic trip with a nostalgic dining car experience and delicious food.

If you’d rather grab a take-out or quick dinner, then catch a guided moose tour, plan to do so in the evening.  Moose tours capture these fabulous creatures when they come out to feed at night.  Simply click here for all the options for guided moose tours in Mt Washington Valley.

For all the information you need to plan your romantic getaway to Mt Washington Valley, visitwww.mtwashingtonvalley.org or call a vacation concierge at 800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364) for great advice and ideas.  If you’re planning a larger New Hampshire getaway, visit www.VisitNH.gov.

Summer Art Programs at Jackson Art Studio


SUMMER ART 
for Kids/Teens/Adults
at Jackson Art Studio & Gallery 

 


 

ART CAMP FOR KIDS, July 13-17

with Melanie Levitt & Assistant

This camp is for the kid who loves art and wants to create for 5 days! Students will work on numerous projects each day and be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques. Space is limited and only high quality art materials are used. Some projects include: Acrylic Birch Tree Paintings, Wire Sculpture Starfish, Mixed Media Metallic Art, Mosaic Mirrors, Leaf /Flower Monoprints, Jackson Pollock Splatter Painted T-shirts, Mondrian Masterpieces, Monster Rock Pets, Outdoor Nature Drawing, Games. Art History & More! Please pack snack, lunch & white t-shirt.
 (Half day students will leave before lunch so should only pack a snack)

SPACE LIMITED TO ALLOW FOR PERSONAL ATTENTION!
Ages 6-13 yrs.  (5 days)

July 13-17   $355  9am-3pm
(5-day) Fashion/Sewing Camp, July 20-24

With Rebecca Klementovich & Lori Badger Stearns

This  camp is for the student who loves fashion and want to learn how the fashion industry works. Students will work on numerous projects each day. For the first half of the week, students will be working on creating inspiration boards, developing a color palette, sketching fashion designs, and creating technical flats. One of their final projects will be to study Coco Chanel and then translate her work into their own fashion sketch. The second half of the week will focus on sewing and creating accessories and bringing some of our fashion sketches to life. Projects include DIY t-shirt design, fabric design, and sewing an infinity scarf. We will end the week with a presentation!   Space is limited to allow for lots of individual attention. Please bring a sewing machine if you have one. We have a limited amount. Please also pack a lunch, snack, and large white t-shirt. All other supplies. included Mon-Fri.,

July 20-24   9am-3:00pm   $355 includes supplies  Ages 10-16

Art Camp for Kids – August 10-13

with Melanie Levitt & Lori Badger Stearns

This 4-day camp is for the kid who loves art and wants to create for four full days! Students will work on numerous projects each dayand be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques. Space is limited and only high quality art materials are used. Some projects include:Mosaic Fish Plaques, Stuffed Animal Prints, Aboriginal Clay Snakes, Watercolor Zentangle Initials,Wire Mobiles, Mountain Landscape Collage, Paper Maché Puppets, Nature Drawing, T-shirt design, Art History & More!

Please pack a lunch & white t-shirt.

SPACE LIMITED TO ALLOW FOR PERSONAL ATTENTION!

(4 full days) Aug 10-13    9am-3pm   $295  Ages 6-13 yrs

1 & 2 Day SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Papermaking for Kids, July 7

with Carol Hanson

Learn the art of making paper in this fun, one day class! Students will turn brightly
colored paper, natural and recycled materials into pulp.This fun, tactile experience
will provide a multi-sensory experience, which can easily be recreated at home!
We will then blend the different pulps together, using fine art techniques and
create a wet-on-wet landscape.Students will bring home their unique masterpiece,

which will change slightly as it dries overnight.

Two Dates Offered:

Tuesday, July 7  9am -12pm (1 session) $45 includes supplies Ages 6 and up  

OR 

Tuesday, August 25   9am -12pm (1 session) $45 includes supplies Ages 6 and up

Let’s Face It! Clay Handbuilding for KIDS 

with Carol Hanson

In this one day class, students will learn how to work and shape air-dried clay to make 3-D faces,which can hang on a wall when done! Learn to hand build parts of the faces as well as pulling some features out of the ball of clay!No prior experience needed.

Wednesday, July 8  9am-12pm  (1 session) Ages 6 – 13   $45 includes supplies 


Woodworking for Kids

With Carol Hanson

In this one day class, students will design, cut and finish a unique wooden fish. We will use vintage and newer hand tools, like coping saws, hand drills, awls,
bench vices, and sanding blocks. We will work with acrylic paints learning to blend color to create a sea creature to be loved and displayed for many years!

Thursday, July 9   9am-12pm   (1 session)   $50    ages 7-13   

Adults/Kids Zentangle Initial

With Lori Stearns Badger

In this one day class, students will be introduced to the fun and relaxing doodling process of Zentagle – an engaging art form that usesrepetitive patterns to create striking drawings that anyone can achieve! Students will focus on creating their initial with theguidance of the instructor. There will be lots of time for doodling and  a final  masterpiece will be created .Black ink and watercolors will be used along with high quality paper for the final drawing. All supplies included.
Monday, August 3    1-4 pm (1 session)   $45 includes supplies
(For Kids 7 and up & Adults)

Adults/Kids Bird Collage

With Lori Badger Stearns

In this fun one day workshop, students will create a one of a kind bird collage.  We will use acrylic paint, colored and patterned papers,modge podge and a quote to make your own unique masterpiece. Students will learn the process of building up a collage in layersworking step by step with the instructor’s guidance. Each collage will be unique in color, pattern and design.  All supplies included.

Wednesday, Aug. 5    (1 session)  $45 includes supplies
(For Kids 7 and up & Adults)

 

Adults/Kids Mosaic Fish Plaque

With Lori Badger Stearns

Create your own mosaic fish design on a wooden plaque using broken tiles, glass beads and other small bits.The first class will be design and adhering the tiles. The second class will be grouting and final decorating.Adults and older kids will learn how to use tile cutters to piece together their design. Younger students will use pre-broken pieces.

Optional: bring some of your own small bits to personalize your mosaic fish plaque.

Thursday & Friday, Aug 6 & 7  (2 sessions)   1-4 pm
$85 includes supplies, Kids 8 and up & Adults

Adults/Kids Zentangle Animal  

 

With Lori Badger Stearns
In this one session class, students will be introduced to the fun and relaxing doodling process of Zentagle-an engaging art form that uses repetitive patterns to create striking drawings that anyone can achieve!Students will focus on creating an animal drawings with the guidance of the instructor. There will be lots of time for doodling anda final masterpiece will be created by the end of the second session.

Black ink and watercolors will be used along with high quality paper for the final drawing. All supplies included.

Monday, August 17  (1 session)   1-4 pm  $45 includes supplies   (For Kids 7 and up & Adults)  

Beaded Beach Jewelry

With Lori Badger Stearns

This fun one session class will introduce you to creating stretchy beach bracelets.
We will use a  variety of recycled glass beads with the addition of charms and tassels.
Color selection and knotting techniques will be covered to create beautiful unique designs.
Cost of class will cover three bracelets. More materials available for purchase from instructor if needed.

Wednesday, August 19   6-9 pm     $45  per/person includes supplies
(Kids 10 and up are welcome with an adult)

Landscape Collage for Kids

with Carol Hanson

In this on day workshop, students will create an abstract landscape collage building up layers of new andrecycled materials on canvas board. Each student’s personality will shine as they select materials from our assortment includingJapanese papers, tissue paper, patterned papers, newspaper, maps and more. Instruction will be given in adhering paper,adding paint and layering to create a colorful and original piece of art.
Wednesday, Aug 26   9am-12pm  $45 includes supplies  Ages 6 – 12

Clay Handbuilding for Kids: Animals

with Carol Hanson

In this one day class, students will learn hand-building techniques with air dry clay to create clay animals.Students will learn how to manipulate the clay with coil, pinch and slab techniques  along with their own creativity!All materials are included.
$45 includes supplies  (1 session)  9am -12pm  ages 6-12

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ADULT / TEEN Painting Studio
(3 sessions) with Melanie Levitt

In this intensive evening class, students will work on their own individual painting project in either
oil or acrylics. They will choose from landscape or still life, from photos and real life. Lessons
will be given in sketching, creating a successful composition, color, value and more. Each student
will receive lots of individual attention. This class is open to all levels and abilities and is a great class
for students who want to be creative and improve their skills.  Students are responsible for the bulk
|of their own supplies. Please pack a sketch book in addition to your paint, palette knife, brushes, rags, oderless turpentine (if using oils) and canvases.
For an additional fee of $45, we can provide you with all oil painting supplies for the class.

 

July 27, 28, & 29 (3 nights)  $150   6-9pm  Adults & Teens ages 13 and up     


SOME KIDS ART SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN NEED.
(local kids only)
Please inquire about an application…. Applications must be
received at least 3 weeks prior to class starting.
Spring Class…Starts Next Week!
NEW! Floral Mosaics with Lori Badger Stearns

In this 4 session mosaic class,  students will choose from a variety of floral close up photos provided and use those as their mosaic inspiration.  Participants will learn the basic tile cutting techniques and “adementi’ or patterns of laying tiles.  Glass mosaic tile will be provided in a variety of colors needed to create a unique masterpiece. This is a great class to learn about the basics of direct method mosaic art. This class is suitable for the beginner student or those with some experience working with mosaics but want to further their skills.
A materials fee of $30 is payable to the instructor at class and will include use of studio tools, a plexiglass base and glass tiles.


Wednesdays, May 27, June 3, 10, & 17     6-9pm   
$195 per/person (adults & teens 16 and up)

 

Please call or email for more details.
melanie @jacksonartnh.com  (603) 387-3463

   
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist!   
 Spend an evening of CREATIVITY  as you twist open your favorite bottle
of wine (BYOB for those 21 and up) and uncork your INNER ARTISTS.  
OR, bring your kids, a great activity for the whole family!
Evening & Daytime classes! ALL AGES…
 
$45 includes all your supplies. New classes every month!
  
MAY/JUNE SIP & PAINT SCHEDULE
$45 includes supplies! 
Ages 7 and up welcome with a  registered adult. 

Drop off kids 12 and up at daytime classes only.



Kids UNDER 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult for all evening classes. 

The Notch
Saturday, May 23   6pm

Robin
Sunday, May 24  6pm

Pink Tulips 
Friday, May 29  6pm

Monet Bridge over Pond of Waterlilies
Saturday, June 6  6pm

Birds Nest
Sunday, June 7  1pm

Cherry Blossoms
Thursday, June 11 6pm

6 Birds on a Wire
Saturday, June 13  6pm
Beneath the Tide
Tuesday, June 16  6pm

Apple Blossoms
Friday, June 19  6pm

Apple Blossoms 
Saturday, June 20  6pm


Modern Sunflower
Thursday, June 25  6pm

In Full Bloom
Saturday, June 27  6pm

 

Dandelion
Sunday, June 28  1pm

  

BOOK A PRIVATE PARTY! 

* Girls Night Out

*Couples Night

* Family Reunions

* Corporate Groups

* Bachelorette Parties
* Wedding/Baby Showers
* Birthday / Holiday Parties
 

* Kids Parties, too!
Book now to reserve a date. We are starting to book up!

 

$45 per/person, choose any painting!
10 Person Minimum

 

Call to inquire (603) 387-3463  

 
 


JACKSON ART Studio & Gallery is open weekends!
Gallery Hours

Saturday, 11am-5pm
Sunday, 11am-4pm


Open by appointment or chance Mondays- Fridays (603) 387-3463

* Try it before you buy it!

You can take artwork and see how it works in your home….
 
* Payment plans available to make artwork affordable! 

THANK YOU!  for supporting our local artists!
WE WON THIS CERTIFICATE OF
EXCELLENCE BECAUSE OF YOUR REVIEWS.


Jackson Art was voted #2 of best activities in
Jackson, NH on Trip Advisor! Thank you.

JACKSON ART STUDIO & GALLERY  (603) 387-3463   155 RIDGE RD  JACKSON NH 03846
 CONTACT US!  LOCATED JUST 2.8 MILES NORTH OF STORYLAND OFF  RT 16N. 

Upcoming classes at Jackson Art Studio

 

 

You are invited to Jackson Art Studio’s
upcoming show…  

“Spring is Color”
featuring the work of 15 local artists…
Friday, May 1, 6-8pm,
Opening Reception, meet the artists
Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3: 11am-5pm

 

SUMMER ART 

Camps / Workshops

for Kids/Teens/Adults

(5-day) ART CAMP FOR KIDS, July 13-17

with Melanie Levitt & Assistant

This camp is for the kid who loves art and wants to create for 5 days! Students will work on numerous projects each day and be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques. Space is limited and only high quality art materials are used. Some projects include: Acrylic Birch Tree Paintings, Wire Sculpture Starfish, Mixed Media Metallic Art, Mosaic Mirrors, Leaf /Flower Monoprints, Jackson Pollock Splatter Painted T-shirts, Mondrian Masterpieces, Monster Rock Pets, Outdoor Nature Drawing, Games. Art History & More! Please pack snack, lunch & white t-shirt.
 (Half day students will leave before lunch so should only pack a snack)

SPACE LIMITED TO ALLOW FOR PERSONAL ATTENTION!
Ages 6-13 yrs.  (5 days)

July 13-17   Full days: $355  9am-3pm

July 13-17  Half Days $195   9am-12pm

(5-day) Fashion/Sewing Camp, July 20-24

With Rebecca Klementovich & Lori Badger Stearns

This  camp is for the student who loves fashion and want to learn how the fashion industry works. Students will work on numerous projects each day. For the first half of the week, students will be working on creating inspiration boards, developing a color palette, sketching fashion designs, and creating technical flats. One of their final projects will be to study Coco Chanel and then translate her work into their own fashion sketch. The second half of the week will focus on sewing and creating accessories and bringing some of our fashion sketches to life. Projects include DIY t-shirt design, fabric design, and sewing an infinity scarf. We will end the week with a presentation!   Space is limited to allow for lots of individual attention. Please bring a sewing machine if you have one. We have a limited amount. Please also pack a lunch, snack, and large white t-shirt. All other supplies. included Mon-Fri.,

(5 full days) July 20-24   9am-3:00pm   $355 includes supplies  Ages 10-16

(4-day) Art Camp for Kids – August 10-14

with Melanie Levitt & Lori Badger Stearns

This 4-day camp is for the kid who loves art and wants to create for four full days! Students will work on numerous projects each dayand be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques. Space is limited and only high quality art materials are used. Some projects include:Mosaic Fish Plaques, Stuffed Animal Prints, Aboriginal Clay Snakes, Watercolor Zentangle Initials,Wire Mobiles, Mountain Landscape Collage, Paper Maché Puppets, Nature Drawing, T-shirt design, Art History & More!

Please pack a lunch & white t-shirt.

SPACE LIMITED TO ALLOW FOR PERSONAL ATTENTION!

(4 full days) Aug 10-14    9am-3pm   $295  Ages 6-13 yrs

1 & 2 Day SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Papermaking for Kids, July 7

with Carol Hanson

Learn the art of making paper in this fun, one day class! Students will turn brightly
colored paper, natural and recycled materials into pulp.This fun, tactile experience
will provide a multi-sensory experience, which can easily be recreated at home!
We will then blend the different pulps together, using fine art techniques and
create a wet-on-wet landscape.Students will bring home their unique masterpiece,

which will change slightly as it dries overnight.

Two Dates Offered:

Tuesday, July 7  9am -12pm (1 session) $45 includes supplies Ages 6 and up  

OR 

Tuesday, August 25   9am -12pm (1 session) $45 includes supplies Ages 6 and up

Let’s Face It! Clay Handbuilding for KIDS 

with Carol Hanson

In this one day class, students will learn how to work and shape air-dried clay to make 3-D faces,which can hang on a wall when done! Learn to hand build parts of the faces as well as pulling some features out of the ball of clay!No prior experience needed.

Wednesday, July 8  9am-12pm  (1 session) Ages 6 – 13   $45 includes supplies


Woodworking for Kids

With Carol Hanson

In this one day class, students will design, cut and finish a unique wooden fish. We will use vintage and newer hand tools, like coping saws, hand drills, awls,
bench vices, and sanding blocks. We will work with acrylic paints learning to blend color to create a sea creature to be loved and displayed for many years!

Two Dates Offered:

Thursday, July 9   9am-12pm   (1 session)   $50    ages 7-13
OR
Thursday, Aug 20  9am-12pm   (1 session)   $50    ages 7-13 

Zentangle Initial (all ages)

With Lori Stearns Badger

In this one day class, students will be introduced to the fun and relaxing doodling process of Zentagle – an engaging art form that usesrepetitive patterns to create striking drawings that anyone can achieve! Students will focus on creating their initial with theguidance of the instructor. There will be lots of time for doodling and  a final  masterpiece will be created .Black ink and watercolors will be used along with high quality paper for the final drawing. All supplies included.
Monday, August 3    1-4 pm (1 session)   $45 includes supplies

(For Kids 7 and up & Adults)

Bird Collage (all ages)

With Lori Badger Stearns

In this fun one day workshop, students will create a one of a kind bird collage.  We will use acrylic paint, colored and patterned papers,modge podge and a quote to make your own unique masterpiece. Students will learn the process of building up a collage in layersworking step by step with the instructor’s guidance. Each collage will be unique in color, pattern and design.  All supplies included.

Wednesday, Aug. 5    (1 session)  $45 includes supplies
(For Kids 7 and up & Adults)

 

Mosaic Fish Plaque (all ages)

With Lori Badger Stearns

Create your own mosaic fish design on a wooden plaque using broken tiles, glass beads and other small bits.The first class will be design and adhering the tiles. The second class will be grouting and final decorating.Adults and older kids will learn how to use tile cutters to piece together their design. Younger students will use pre-broken pieces.

Optional: bring some of your own small bits to personalize your mosaic fish plaque.

Thursday & Friday, Aug 6 & 7  (2 sessions)   1-4 pm
$85 includes supplies, Kids 8 and up & Adults

Zentangle Animal (all ages) 

 

With Lori Badger Stearns
In this one session class, students will be introduced to the fun and relaxing doodling process of Zentagle-an engaging art form that uses repetitive patterns to create striking drawings that anyone can achieve!Students will focus on creating an animal drawings with the guidance of the instructor. There will be lots of time for doodling anda final masterpiece will be created by the end of the second session.

Black ink and watercolors will be used along with high quality paper for the final drawing. All supplies included.

Monday, August 17  (1 session)   1-4 pm  $45 includes supplies   (For Kids 7 and up & Adults)  

Beaded Beach Jewelry

With Lori Badger Stearns

This fun one session class will introduce you to creating stretchy beach bracelets.
We will use a  variety of recycled glass beads with the addition of charms and tassels.
Color selection and knotting techniques will be covered to create beautiful unique designs.
Cost of class will cover three bracelets. More materials available for purchase from instructor if needed.

Wednesday, August 19   6-9 pm     $45  per/person includes supplies
(Kids 10 and up are welcome with an adult)


Landscape Collage for Kids

with Carol Hanson

In this on day workshop, students will create an abstract landscape collage building up layers of new andrecycled materials on canvas board. Each student’s personality will shine as they select materials from our assortment includingJapanese papers, tissue paper, patterned papers, newspaper, maps and more. Instruction will be given in adhering paper,adding paint and layering to create a colorful and original piece of art.
Wednesday, Aug 26   9am-12pm  $45 includes supplies  Ages 6 – 12

Clay Handbuilding for Kids: Animals

with Carol Hanson

In this one day class, students will learn hand-building techniques with air dry clay to create clay animals.Students will learn how to manipulate the clay with coil, pinch and slab techniques  along with their own creativity!All materials are included.
$45 includes supplies  (1 session)  9am -12pm  ages 6-12

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Teen/Adult Painting Studio
(3 sessions) with Melanie Levitt

In this intensive evening class, students will work on their own individual painting project in either
oil or acrylics. They will choose from landscape or still life, from photos and real life. Lessons
will be given in sketching, creating a successful composition, color, value and more. Each student
will receive lots of individual attention. This class is open to all levels and abilities and is a great class
for students who want to be creative and improve their skills.  Students are responsible for the bulk
|of their own supplies. Please pack a sketch book in addition to your paint, palette knife, brushes, rags, oderless turpentine (if using oils) and canvases.
For an additional fee of $45, we can provide you with all oil painting supplies for the class.

 

July 27, 28, & 29 (3 nights)  $150   6-9pm  Adults & Teens ages 13 and up  

 

COMING UP IN TWO WEEKS… AFTER SCHOOL

 

 

Clay Hand-Building for Kids
AFTER SCHOOL ART
with Carol Hanson
In this 4 week after school class, students will learn hand-building techniques with air dry clay. Each week will be a different project including a face, a bowl, a vase, and an animal. We will use coil and slab techniques along with our own creativity! All materials are included. Please pack a snack and a drink. Bartlett and Jackson students can take the bus to the studio but have to arrange with the school.

Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28   $75 includes supplies   3:45-5:15pm

SOME KIDS ART SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN NEED.
(local kids only)
Please inquire about an application…. Applications must be
received at least 3 weeks prior to class starting.

 

SPRING Art Workshops for Adults 

 

 (Teens 16 and up are welcome to adult classes)

 



 

NEW! Floral Mosaics with Lori Badger Stearns


In this 4 session mosaic class,  students will choose from a variety of floral close up photos provided and use those as their mosaic inspiration.  Participants will learn the basic tile cutting techniques and “adementi’ or patterns of laying tiles.  Glass mosaic tile will be provided in a variety of colors needed to create a unique masterpiece. This is a great class to learn about the basics of direct method mosaic art. This class is suitable for the beginner student or those with some experience working with mosaics but want to further their skills.
A materials fee of $30 is payable to the instructor at class and will include use of studio tools, a plexiglass base and glass tiles.


Wednesdays, May 27, June 3, 10, & 17     6-9pm
$195 per/person

 



Experiment with Color: Kandinsky Inspired

with Rebecca Klementovich


In this two day weekend workshop, Kandinsky’s colorful work will be the inspiration for loosening up and experimenting with color. Rebecca will lead the class through lectures and exercises examining the work of Kandinsky to achieve dynamic and colorful paintings. Acrylic or oil paints can be used. (Acrylics will dry quicker and are recommended) By the end of the weekend, students will have completed FOUR original 16″x20″ abstract paintings. Class size will be limited to allow for lots of personal attention. The class will end with a critique and wine. A great way to loosen up and be creative for all levels, beginner to intermediate. For an additional fee of $40, Jackson Art can provide you with (4) 16×20″ canvases. Students are expected to bring their own paints, brushes, and other class supplies. A supply list will be e-mailed to registered students.


Sat. & Sunday, May 16 & 17    11am-5pm    $195

 


NEW! Plein Aire Painting: THE MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE

 

With PETER GRANUCCI

 

 


In this weekend workshop, students will enjoy the creative process of setting up an easel outdoors and  painting the landscape “en plein aire.” The focus of this class will be on painting the mountain landscape. Students will learn how to distill the important information from their observation and translate it onto the canvas. Peter will address how to create depth, form, and light effects along with lots of  other tips for painting outdoors. All this will be taught in an understandable way that will lead students to improve their ability to see the landscape and create a finished painting in a short time. This class is suitable for the beginner student who wants to learn how to paint outdoors and for the advanced  student who wants to improve their skills. Students are responsible for their own supplies or contact Jackson Art if you would like them to provide your set up for the weekend. Please view the instructor’s website at http://www.petergranucci.com A supply list will be sent to registered students.

Sat. & Sun., May 30& 31 (meet at Jackson Art Studio-Location TBD)  9am-4pm  $245 
 

SIGN UP ONLINE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

 

 WWW.JACKSONARTNH.COM

KIDS & TEENS SUMMER ART CAMPS…

Please call or email for more details.
melanie @jacksonartnh.com  (603) 387-3463

 

  

 

   
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist!   
 Spend an evening of CREATIVITY  as you twist open your favorite bottle
of wine (BYOB for those 21 and up) and uncork your INNER ARTISTS.  
OR, bring your kids, a great activity for the whole family!
Evening & Daytime classes! ALL AGES…
 
$40 includes all your supplies. New classes every month!
Sign up on our website: www.jacksonartnh.com
Date Night!   
April/May SCHEDULE

 


$40-$45 includes supplies! 
Ages 7 and up welcome with a  registered adult. 

Drop off kids 12 and up at daytime classes only.



Kids UNDER 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult for all evening classes. 

 


Take Me to the Ocean

Tuesday, April 21 6pm

 

 
 

Dory
 Thursday, April 23 6pm

 

 
 
 
 
 

  

Funky Horse 

Saturday, April 25 1pm  (kids & adults)

 

Funky Tree 

Saturday, April 25  6pm

Monet Bridge over Pond of Waterlilies
Friday, May  8   6pm

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Mother’s Day Tulips
Sunday, May 10  1pm

 

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Take Me To The Ocean
Tuesday, May 12  6pm

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms
Friday, May 15  6pm

Lori two pears

Two Pears
Tuesday, May 19  6pm

The Notch  (Extra time)

The Notch
Saturday, May 23  6pm
(Memorial Day Weekend!)

Robin

Robin
Sunday, May 24  6pm

(Memorial Day Weekend!)

 

BOOK A PRIVATE PARTY! 

* Girls Night Out

*Couples Night

* Family Reunions

* Corporate Groups

* Bachelorette Parties
* Wedding/Baby Showers
* Birthday / Holiday Parties
 

* Kids Parties, too!
Book now to reserve a date. We are starting to book up!

10 person minimum
$40-$45 per/person, choose any painting! 

Call to inquire (603) 387-3463  

_______________________________________________________________________

 
 

JACKSON ART Studio & Gallery will re-open May 1

Gallery Hours (starting May 1)
Saturday, 11am-5pm
Sunday, 11am-4pm

Open by appointment or chance Mondays- Fridays (603) 387-3463

* Try it before you buy it!

You can take artwork and see how it works in your home….
 
* Payment plans available to make artwork affordable! 

THANK YOU for supporting our local artists!


Jackson Art was voted #2 of best activities in
Jackson, NH on Trip Advisor! Thank you.

JACKSON ART STUDIO & GALLERY  (603) 387-3463   155 RIDGE RD  JACKSON NH 03846

 

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 April, 2015 E-Traveler 

Anything is possible! 
Photo Credit: Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative

Normally in our April E-Traveler newsletter we’d be welcoming you to spring and mud season in Mt Washington Valley. While we still send along spring greetings, we are reveling in an extended ski season this year too. Mud season may just come a little later to our neck of the woods this year. We’re hoping to continue skiing at Bretton Woods through mid-April and at Wildcat into the beginning of May! Then we look forward to a great season at Tuckerman Ravine this year, starting with the Inferno Race that happens on April 11th. From the bunny trail to the ski slopes and XC trails, we welcome spring with Easter, attractions openings and plenty of live entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley, NH. Drive safely on your way to the Valley!

Event of the Month   

 

Easter in Mt Washington Valley, NH

This Easter, Mt Washington Valley’s bunny slopes aren’t the only place you’ll see the Easter Bunny! The Easter Bunny is strapping on his skis to make some turns and enjoy spring skiing on our 13 ski resorts and XC Center trails. Spend the first few days of spring in the valley with festive springtime celebrations and events hosted by ski resorts, local dining establishments, hotels and inns to celebrate spring, Easter and Passover. The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce has compiled a complete line-up of Easter breakfasts, brunches, dinners, Passover Seder dinners and more. Simply visit their blog here. Start your Easter Sunday with a family gathering around the breakfast table then continue into the region’s stores, slopes, inns and restaurants. Here’s to a happy Easter, Passover and a sun-filled spring.

 

Lodging Packages of the Month   
Photo Credit: Spring Smith Studios

    

Is there a wedding in your future? Even if you’re just dreaming of that very special day, you will find inspiration and all the resources you need for wedding packages from small elopements to large affairs in Mt Washington Valley if you click here. This is your one stop resource for everything from accommodations to photographers, florists, music and more. Mt Washington Valley is the perfect place for a destination wedding during any season. Winter, spring, summer or fall, you’ll find beautiful mountain backdrops to accentuate the beauty of your wedding day. Click here for all the lodging packages and wedding planning info you need to start planning that very special day.

News from the Valley

 

M&D Productions presents a modern take on Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play”, Toil and Trouble.   

This hilarious adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth pits friend against friend, ambition against fate, pet-sitting against miniature vicuna mogul-dom. According to the Playscript’s website this will be only the fourth time this play has been produced, and the first time on the east coast. Performances are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, April 9 through 25 at 7:30pm.  To reserve seats go to www.yourtheatre.com or call 603-733-5275.

Earth Day Writing Contest

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is hosting an Earth Day Writing Contest for children kindergarten age through 6th grade in honor of Earth Day Week and their 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration with Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. The contest begins on Monday, March 23 and ends on April 10, 2015. 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 as part of the story. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, storytelling, imagination and integration of artwork. The entries will be judged as follows: Category 1: Kindergarten and first grade. Category 2: second and third grades. Category 3: fourth, fifth and sixth grades. More information is available at www.believeinbooks.org.

Random Acts of HAPPY

The Town of Conway is celebrating its 250th Anniversary in 2015, and to commemorate, Settlers’ Green Outlet Village

is surprising the community with Random Acts of Happy throughout the first 250 days of the year to celebrate. Whether it is free cupcakes from the White Mountain Cupcakery, a shopping spree, a surprise dinner bill pick-up at Brandli’s or Black Cap Grille, you could be the next person to receive a Random Act of Happy. Also, plan to join the community for the gala Conway 250th Fourth of July celebration where the Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy” will feature a very special collection of members of our community, maybe even you! Follow along at #250DaysOfHappy or happyconwaynh.com.


Mark the Calendar for the 2015 Be Kind Festival

And speaking of random acts of kindness, planning is still underway for the 5th Annual Be Kind Festival to be held in Schouler Park June 5 – 6, 2015. The Be Kind Festival has evolved during its history. Plan to share laughs and heartwarming stories with the community through music, acts of kindness, guest speakers, health and wellness activities, a candlelight labyrinth and many free hugs. In fact, Be Kind bumper stickers have been spotted on cars from many states around the country. Be sure to mark your calendar for a visit to Mt Washington Valley June 5-6, and get in on all the random acts of kindness. The event is the biggest fundraiser for Visiting Nurse, Home Care & Hospice in support of their services and programs. Info on Facebook or here.

Family Fun in Mt Washington Valley

 

Photo Credit: Mark Butterfield

Family Fun this Easter in Mt Washington Valley

Bring the whole family to Mt Washington Valley for an Easter spring skiing trip. With Easter’s early date this year, you can combine a fun family celebration with some great spring skiing in the Valley. There’s plenty of fun in store on and off the slopes. With fun for everyone from the youngest to your teenagers, here’s what you can look forward to.

 

 

April 4: Easter on the Green Craft Event at Settlers’ Green: The volunteers from the Mt. Washington Valley Children’s Museum will be hosting a wooden egg decorating event at Suite C22 (next to Customer Service) on Saturday, April 4 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Visit Customer Service, just next door from the craft event, for a free coloring book, crayons and Easter chocolate while supplies last. Plus, stores will have Easter treats available, so be sure to make your way around to the shops after you decorate an egg. Don’t miss the bake sale at Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton, too. Info: Click here.

April 4: Mad Hatter Tea Party at Omni Mount Washington Hotel: Enjoy an Easter party in true Mad Hatter style. Mad Hatter Tea Party activities include a Mad Hatter Tea Buffet, Bunny Hop Dance, Make your own hand Chick-let, Decorate your own Easter egg, Pin the Ear on the Easter Bunny, Bunny Ear Headband creations and Cupcake Decorating. There is a fee of $30 per person ages 6 years and up; ages 5 and under are free for the Mad Hatter Tea Party. This rate does include tax and gratuity. Please contact the Activities Concierge at (603) 278-8989 to make reservations for the Mad Hatter Tea Party. More info about this and other Bretton Woods Easter events at http://brettonwoods.com/easter.

April 4: 2nd Annual Cat Scratch Fever Mogul Freeride Event at Wildcat: Come shred in this feature spring mogul event taking place in The Chutes at the base of Wildcat Mountain. Cheer on competitors and sway the judges’ scores from easy vantage points located at the Bobcat Base Lodge or from the decks of the Main Base Lodge. No matter where you are, a party atmosphere will surround you. This event will run from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Registration is 8:00 -11:00 am in the main base lodge next to guest service desk ;the entry fee is $10 and the event is open to all ages. Info: Click here.

April 4, 11, 18: Character Breakfasts at the 100 Acre Wood: Starting at 10:00am, start with a small breakfast including pancakes with 100 Acre Wood Maple Syrup, a storybook reading and a visit from the featured character of the week! Plus use the 100 Acre Wood Trail System for the day. $5 suggested donation per person. Character Schedule: Apr. 4th – Rabbit, Apr. 11th – Eeyore. Apr. 18th – The Lorax. Info: 603-356-9980, www.believeinbooks.org.

April 5: Wildcat Easter Egg Hunt: Celebrate Easter at Wildcat Ski Area. By 10:00am, be sure to ride the Snowcat Triple chair lift for a children’s Easter egg hunt (limited to 12 and under) on the beginner “Snowcat Trail”. Treats and other special prizes will be found within the eggs including one that holds a 2015/16 Junior/Young Adult Granite Season Pass. It all starts at 10:00am on the top of the Snowcat Trail. Info: Click here.

April 5: The Great Bretton Woods Egg Hunt at Bretton Woods Ski Area:

The Easter Bunny doesn’t discriminate; he loves children of all ages. Come for an egg hunt open to children of all ages, hunts begin at 8:00am and noon. Join in the non-competitive fun of this springtime adventure by searching the “Woods” high and low for sugary Easter treats! Can you catch a glimpse of a GOLDEN egg? The Easter Bunny has hidden a few “powdery” treats around the mountain. More info about this and other Bretton Woods Easter events at http://brettonwoods.com/easter.

   


Couples Capers

Mt Washington Valley might be known for its outdoor adventure and scenery, but the entertainment scene is an important part of the Valley’s landscape here too! With plenty of opportunities for live theater and musical performances, this is a great place for couples to plan an escape filled with the right kind of drama! There are some wonderful theater and musical performances happening throughout the Valley in April. Plan to schedule your romantic getaway around one of these opportunities.

On April 3, Hypnotist Roderick Russell will appear at the Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center. Award-winning hypnotist and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not star Roderick Russell performs one of the funniest and most mysterious shows on the planet at 7:00pm. In this completely interactive show, nationally touring artist and clinical hypnotherapist Roderick Russell demonstrates the power of the mind to create our reality. In the hypnotic state, Mr. Russell makes volunteers believe – and act out – a variety of hilarious scenarios, from seeing things that aren’t there to smelling smells that don’t exist. Tickets are $10.00 each. To purchase tickets call (207) 935-9232 or contact boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org.

On April 8 The Medallion Opera House will host an Evening with Tim Farrell, a master of the intricacies and melodic grace of fingerstyle guitar, at 7:00pm at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham, NH. When Tim Farrell gracefully evokes a melody from his acoustic guitar, you don’t just hear it – you feel it. Tickets are $12/adults and will be available at the door and online here


On April 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 M&D Productions presents Toil and Trouble: It’s a Lauren Gunderson story worth seeing. All performances begin at 7:30 PM.  The Culture Café opens 30 minutes prior to the performance.  Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To reserve and for info: 603-733-5275, www.yourtheatre.com.

On April 10 it’s a SMACfest 2 at Stone Mountain Arts Center: It’s three great bands in one night including Honey Dewdrops, the Deadly Gentlemen and Low Lily. Concert starts at 8:00pm, lobby and bar open at 5:00pm, and dinner service starts at 6:00pm. Dinner available prior to the show by reservation. Tickets: $25.00. Note: Credit cards not accepted at the arts center. Cash/checks only at the door. Info: Click here.

On April 12 Comedian Bob Marley will be at Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy: Maine’s own Bob Marley is coming back to the LHE/PAC to put on another hilarious performance starting at 7:00pm. All proceeds benefit the Class of 2015 Project Graduation. $20 General Admission. To purchase tickets call (207) 935-9232 or contact boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org.

On April 19th at 6:00pm, contemporary world music guitarist and recording artist, Pierre Bensusan will perform at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, NH. Tickets and info are available at the door and online at www.medallionoperahouse.org.

For complete information on all the arts and culture offerings in Mt Washington Valley, click here.

 

Get out and play in Mt Washington Valley

Early Ski Pass Specials

 

The early skiers and riders get the deals in Mt Washington Valley. April marks warmer weather, shorts and tees on the slopes, plus the reminder that the ski season is closer to the end than to the beginning. April also marks the time of year when season pass deals are their best. And of course April means even more reasons to hit the trails for the best spring skiing in years. After as much as 170″ of seasonal snowfall this year, skiing conditions are the best they’ve been for a long time moving into the final weeks of the ski season. To celebrate, the seven Alpine and six Nordic ski areas have launched fantastic late season pass deals with some including skiing this year too. The early skier gets the deal; the earlier you buy your season pass for next year, the better the deal. For a complete list of April season pass promotions click here.

 

Photo Credit: Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative

 

You could be crowned Tuckerman or Tuckerwoman at the 2015 Inferno Race

The Tuckerman Inferno adventure race started in 2000 as the annual fundraiser for the Friends of Tuckerman Ravine. The race pays homage to the original American Inferno ski races of the 1930’s.  Yet, while the classic American Infernos were top to bottom ski races only, the current Tuckerman Inferno now includes running, kayaking, biking, hiking and skiing to create a pentathlon event that is one of the most challenging adventure races in the country. On April 11th, individuals and relay teams of up to five people will compete to see who will be the fastest to cover the approximate 36 mile course that starts in the Mt Washington Valley and finishes in Tuckerman Ravine. Individual champions are crowned Tuckerman and Tuckerwoman. This is the ultimate test for the adventure lover. This race, open to two classes this year, Elite (individuals) and Sport (teams of 2,3,4 or 5 people), combines running, kayaking, cycling, hiking and skiing in Tuckerman Ravine, all topped off very appropriately with an awards celebration and cash bar. It all starts with the run setting off from Story Land at 7:00am, and ends with an awards banquet that evening at Wildcat Ski Area. Complete information, online registration forms, schedules and more available at http://www.friendsoftuckermanravine.org/inferno.

 

April events to plan your trip around 

April 4, 11, 18, 25: Paint the Town Workshops at Omni Mount Washington Hotel:   Enjoy casual dining and carefree cocktails from 5:00- 7:00pm while receiving step-by-step guidance on how to create your own masterful work of art on canvas. Reservations are required and includes use of all supplies. The 16″ x 20″ canvas is yours to take home at the end of the night. Classes can fill up fast so call the Activities Concierge Desk today to make your reservation for an upcoming workshop. Cost is $35 per person (not including food or drink), Reservations are required; please call the Activities Concierge Desk at (603) 278-8989 or visit brettonwoods.com/painting.

April 11: Carroll County RSVP Chinese Auction Penny Sale: Held at the Ossipee Town Hall, the Preview starts at 4:00pm with the Auction at 6:00pm.  Door Prizes, 50-50 raffle, bake sale, food basket raffle and hundreds of auction items are in store.  Light meal and snacks will be available too. Tickets are $2.50 for a sheet of 25.   All monies raised benefit Meals on Wheels and medical transport programs. Info: call (603) 356-9331.

 

April 11: Wildcat Spring Pond Skim: The pond skim is back at Wildcat Mountain, and it’s the perfect way to celebrate the late spring skiing tradition. Skim or swim, someone is going to get wet! Registration: 8:30-10:00am in the base lodge. Event starts at 12 noon at the base of Wildcat. Free. Info: Click here.

April 22: Earth Day Activities at Remick Museum & Farm: Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day. From 10:00am -3:00pm come observe and honor Mother Nature this Tamworth Village homestead and celebrate Earth Day. There will be special family-friendly activities included with $5 admission; 4 and under are free. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone, not left unattended. 603-323-7591.

Free or almost free ideas and events  

Wednesdays in April & May: Ladies Night at Chef’s Market Bistro: Ladies can enjoy entrees or small plates at a special rate. Buy one and get one half off — every Wednesday at the Chef’s Market Bistro.

 

Celebrate Red Sox Opening Day at the Cupcakery: Friday, April 13th is Opening Day for the Red Sox in Boston and Settlers’ Green Outlet Village is showing its hometown spirit with free Wally the Green Monster cupcakes to the first 50 Red Sox fans to visit the White Mountain Cupcakery at Settlers’ Green (Suite D52) in team apparel. The store opens at 9:00am and cupcakes will be available while supplies last. Info: Click here.

April 20: Patriots Day/Closing Day at Bretton Woods:

Patriot’s Day will be the last day of the season for Bretton Woods Ski Resort. All lift tickets will be $17.76 and upon purchase, you will receive a voucher for skiing next season valid through 12/18/15. This event is subject to weather and conditions. Info: http://brettonwoods.com/activities/event.

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