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The Friends of Jackson Public Library Annual Book Sale

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

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

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

Accepted items include:

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

They cannot accept:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1st Annual Waldorf Forest 5k Family Fun Trail Run/Walk

waldorf forest 5kJoin community members for a day of family fun and adventure on Saturday, April 29th with the White Mountain Waldorf School in Albany, New Hampshire at their First Annual Waldorf Forest 5k Family Fun Trail Run. After the races, explore the White Mountain Waldorf School’s 75-acre property, play in an all-ages obstacle course and cheer on your children during a Children’s Fun Run.

All ability levels and ages are welcome to participate in the event. Registration fees are $20 for adults and $10 for children with family discounts available. To register in advance and receive a free t-shirt, please visit RunReg.com/Waldorf-5k-trail-run before April 19th. Same-day registration is also available at 9:30am.

The 5k Race will begin at 10am and a Fun Run for children will follow at 11am. The all-ages obstacle course will be available throughout the event. For more information, call (603)-447-3168 or email rose@WhiteMountainWaldorf.org. Sponsorship opportunities for the race is also available.

28th Annual Chocolate Festival

On Sunday, February 26th join us for the sweetest day on the trails at the 28th Annual Chocolate Festival! Spend a day of outdoor winter fun and indulge in sweet treats to benefit the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring Foundation, a non-profit organization. The foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to providing Conway residents, taxpayers, and school age children with access to winter recreation opportunities including snowshoeing and Nordic skiing at no cost.

Whether traveling through the trail stops by cross country ski, snowshoe, or by car, participants will enjoy the spectacular scenery, warm hospitality, and great chocolate treats of the Mount Washington Valley. For those that choose to cross country ski or snowshoe, unleash your inner winter adventurer by embarking on our groomed 45-km trail network!

2017 Trailside Chocolate Shops
(Open from 11am – 4pm)
  • 1785 Inn
  • Adventure Suites
  • Eastern Inns
  • Stonehurst Manor
  • Old Field House
  • Riverside Inn B&B
  • The Touring Center at Ragged Mountain Equipment
  • The Whitaker Woods Meeting House (treats provided by Vintage Baking Company)

Save money by purchasing your tickets in advance. If purchased prior to the event, the festival pass is $30 per person, or $35 per person on the day of the event. Please note that the event is a fundraiser and tickets are non-refundable.

For more information, visit mwvskitouring.org/Chocolate-Festival.html or call (603) 356-9920.


Northeast Credit Union Celebrates 80th Anniversary By Contributing to Their Community

Portsmouth, N.H. – Northeast Credit Union celebrated their 80th anniversary by spreading their generosity and community support to three local non-profits. The credit union asked community members to help them choose local non-profits to receive donations. After receiving over 2,000 votes for 15 different non-profit organizations, NECU would like to congratulate Zebra Crossings of Dover, N.H., an organization that enriches the lives of children with a chronic health conditions through fun and engaging medically-supervised programs. Not far behind was Connor’s Climb of Exeter, N.H., receiving a surprise donation of $1,000, followed by UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center of Goffstown, N.H., receiving $500 from the credit union.

Grateful for such a generous donation, Astrid Wielens, Executive Director of Zebra Crossings expressed, “Zebra Crossings provides empowerment programs for youth with chronic medical conditions. We aim to lessen the burden of chronic medical conditions by connecting kids through play and providing respite for caregivers. It is only through community support like this that we can make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.”

On behalf of Connor’s Climb of Exeter, N.H., another grateful non-profit for Northeast Credit Union’s generosity,  State Representative Susan Stover described the importance of such a donation, as the foundation thrives from donations, helping them fund Signs of Suicide (SOS) training for NH educators and schools to prevent youth suicide.

Development Director Veronica Lester from the third appreciative non-profit, UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, expressed gratitude towards the community and Northeast Credit Union, saying, “The funds couldn’t have come at a better time and will be used as unrestricted funding, which is invaluable to the success of UpReach and allows us the flexibility to use the money toward our most current needs. We thank NECU for their support in allowing UpReach to provide safe, affordable and high quality equine assisted activities and therapies to individuals in the greater Manchester community.”

About Northeast Credit Union
Northeast Credit Union (NECU) has been a trusted neighbor and the financial partner of choice for people since 1936. Our central focus is our members and the communities in which we serve. We have over $1 billion in assets and serve 110,000+ members at branches in Berlin, Concord, Conway, Dover, Exeter, Gorham, Lebanon, Lee, Manchester, Merrimack, Northwood, Plymouth, Portsmouth, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and Rochester. We offer a full range of financial products and services. Along with traditional checking and savings accounts, they include mortgage and auto loans, investment products, business accounts, credit cards, and innovative online and mobile services. For more information, please visit www.necu.org.

For more information about the three non-profits mentioned in this article, please visit their websites:

The Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce congratulates Zebra Crossing, Connor’s Climb, and UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center on their new funds and commends Northeast Credit Union and the community for their commitment to non-profit charities and organizations. We hope this support of community inspires others!

What’s Going on at the Conway Public Library!

Conway Public Library

August Events at the

Conway Public Library


Issue: 5



In This Issue

Writer’s Group

Musical Petting Zoo

Wee Ones Storytimes

PWR Book Group


Morning Book Group





Library Hours

Mondays 10-8:30pm

Tuesday – 10-8:30pm

Wednesdays – 10-6:30pm

Thursdays – 10:8:30pm

Fridays – Noon-5:30pm

Saturdays 10-5pm





Writers Group

Tuesday, August 7 @ 4:30pm

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Our Writer’s Group is open and informal.  Seated around the kitchen table in the Ham Community Room, participants are invited to share their work and receive constructive feedback while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. Occasionally, local authors visit and share their writing techniques and publishing experiences.



Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

Wednesday, August 8 @ 4:00pm

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How do you pet a musical instrument? Mountain Top Music Center will provide the answer during this fun and educational program.  Ages four and up are invited to a hands-on experience with a variety of instruments to pet!  And, there will be an added attraction – a special visit with the cast of “Charlotte’s Web” which is being produced by Arts in Motion. This program is a part of our Summer Reading Program and is sponsored by the Friends of the Conway Public Library.



Wee Ones Storytime Sessions

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Designed to help even the youngest learner develop into a life-long learner, each of our storytimes features stories, music, & movement as well as the repetition and creativity.  For children 3 and under.  No registration is required and older siblings and friends are more than welcome, too! 




<![if !vml]><![endif]>PWR Book Group

Thursday, August 16 @ 6:30pm 

The PWR (People Who Read) Book Group will “Blast to the Past” and discuss favorite books. Refreshments served.  As this book group tackles books with strong thematic issues, teens in ninth grade and older as well as adults are welcome. 



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Wednesday, Agust 15 @ 4:00pm


It’s our Summer Reading Program grand finale and you’re invited.  Enjoy the Hampstead Stage Company’s production of Pinocchio.  The Brakes for Books Bookmobile will be stopping by after the show, too.  This program is a part of our Summer Reading Program and is sponsored by the Friends of the Conway Public Library



<![if !vml]><![endif]>Morning Book Group 

Monday, April 16 @ 10:15am


Join in the fun!  Our Morning Book Group meets once a month and primarily discusses popular works of fiction.  This month, we are discussing The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peebles.  Full of sound conversation and rooted in “good reads,” we welcome you to join us!


Don’t forget…

  • Artist of the Month Exhibit: Joanna Hunt
  • Friends of the Conway Public Library meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 15 @ 4:00pm

The Conway Public Library offers:
Free internet access including Wi-Fi
A space for community organizations to hold events & meetings
Story times for babies & toddlers as well as 3&4 year olds
Access to information sources
Opportunities for lifelong learning & personal growth
Popular materials to meet cultural and recreational needs
Professional staff who are approachable and helpful & provide superior quality of service

The Friends of the Conway Public Library is a non-profit organization that supports the Conway Public Library. The Friends work in cooperation with Library staff and the board of trustees to promote the mission, goals and objectives of the library.