Events

From fireworks to Santa Claus,  tree lightings to ski races and snowboard competitions, music concerts to outdoor festivals, there is always something to do in the greater North Conway and Mount Washington Valley region. Come on up, over, or down and join us for some of New England’s most sought after winter events. We hope to see you soon.

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 19 , 26

Tuesday Trekkers at JacksonXC

Jackson Ski Touring

153 Main St

Jackson, N.H. 03846

Come join us every Tuesday as we head to the snowshoe trails of JacksonXC with our Tuesday Trekkers! This 2 hour tour is just $15.00. Rentals available if needed for just $12.00

603.383.9355

Click for more info: jacksonxc.org


March 20 , 27

Jerry’s Free Ride

Red Parka Pub

Be in the Pub every Wednesday between 5:30-8:00 for a chance to win lift tickets to all of the best ski areas.  Add in a Tuckerman Promo too!

AND Jonathan Sarty entertains from 5:30-8.

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Click for more info: www.redparkapub.com


March 20 , 27 

2-4-1 Wednesdays

Bretton Woods Ski Area

Bretton Woods Nordic Ski Area

2-4-1 Wednesdays
Two adults ski or ride ALL DAY at Bretton Woods for the price of ONE on Wednesdays during non-holiday periods. Offer is valid for both our ALPINE and NORDIC areas.

603-278-3320

Click for more info: www.brettonwoods.com/specials/specials/SKI-Specials


March 20

Author Evening with Mark Synnott

Whitney Community Center, Jackson, NH

Author Evening with Mark Synnott

Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00pm

Join us at the Whitney Community Center in Jackson, NH for a great author talk with local author, Mark Synnott, and his book The Impossible Climb, which we will be selling that night.

One slip, one false move, one missed toehold and you’re dead.

In The Impossible Climb, Mark Synnott uses his own career as a professional climber, its intersection with that of Alex Honnold and the lead-up to Honnold’s historic ascent, to paint a insider portrait of the elite climbing community, exploring what motivates them, the paradoxical drive to keep the sport pure and at the same time to fund climbs, and the role that awareness of mortality plays in the endeavour. We watch through Mark’s eyes as Alex plots, trains and attempts his heart-stopping free-solo ascent. Ultimately this is a story not only about climbing but about what makes us human, how we respond to fear and our drive to transcend the inevitability of death.

Mark Synnott is a twenty-year member of the North Face Global Athlete team. He is a frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine and has written for Outside, Men’s Journal, Rock and Ice, and Climbing. He is also an internationally certified mountain guide and a trainer for the Pararescuemen of the United States Air Force. He lives in the Mt. Washington Valley of New Hampshire.

603.356.3200

Click for more info: www.whitebirchbooks.com


March 21

North Conway Library presents: “Photo-Safari in Alaska” With Kathy & Ed Bergeron

The North Conway Public Library invites you to the third of its 2019 Thursday Night Program Series.  Ed & Kathy Bergeron will share their experiences from exploring Alaska. This event is on Thursday night, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the Obs-Weather Discovery Center on Main Street in North Conway Village.

Kathy and Ed Bergeron will share their photos of their trip to Alaska in 2018. They started their journey in Fairbanks, continuing to Denali, and southward to Anchorage and the Kenai and Katmai Peninsulas.  Traveling by train, bus, car, and plane, they experienced many beautiful areas of the state.  One of the highlights of the trip was visiting the bears at Brooks Lodge and seeing them catch salmon. Enjoy close-up photos and share in the excitement of these wonderful creatures as well as photos of Mount Denali.

Kathy and Ed Bergeron have been serious amateur nature photographers for many years. They have photographed nature around the world: Hummingbirds in Canada and Arizona, scenes in the Alps, wildlife in all seasons in Yellowstone, and on safari in Kenya, as well as flowers in Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France. Kathy exhibits some of her work in the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. They both enjoy teaching photography workshops. Their work is marketed under the name of Outdoor Images.

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

The program is free of charge, although donations to the Library are greatly appreciated.

603-356-2961

Click for more info: www.NorthConwayLibrary.com 


March 22 


Comedian Juston McKinney

Theater in the Wood

41 Observatory Way

Intervale, NH 03845

Returning to the Theater in the Wood, with multiple performances on The Tonight Show, his own Comedy Central specials and consistently selling out theaters, Juston is at the top of his game! Join us for an evening of non-stop laughter!

6033569980

Click for more info: checkout.xola.com/index.html#seller/5a0de7bccf8b9c62218b45c4/experiences/5c3f60306864ea58608b54ed?openExternal=true

 

March 22 , 23 , 24

Outdoor Skills: Winter 4,000-Footer Weekend

AMC’s Highland Center

This weekend is designed for active, fit participants interested in summiting some 4000+ foot peaks in Crawford Notch during the winter. Participants may be after the 48 peaks or just interested in some moderately challenging winter hiking in the White Mountains with a group. The program will commence Friday evening with dinner, followed by a welcome session where you will meet and greet other group members and guides, and learn about the hikes being offered that weekend. Our professional guides will cover what to expect during the hike including terrain, trail conditions and weather, hiking safety, a recommended gear list, leave no trace, and more. Additionally, during the hike, guides will point out interesting flora/fauna along the way. The group will attempt to hike at least one 4000 footer on Saturday and one on Sunday, with the possibility to do several. Actual hiking destinations may vary based on weather and trail conditions, but options include: Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Webster, and Mt. Jackson. Also offered on Saturday will be a pre-hike stretching session, a post hike social hour including complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, and a evening program featuring local hikers who have completed the 48 4000 footers.

603-466-2727

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March 23

Live Music in Zip’s Pub

Zip’s Pub Cranmore Mountain

Live Music in Zip’s Pub from 3pm to 6pm. More details on in the link provided.

Click for more info: cranmore.com/The-Mountain/Mountain-Events/Events/ArtMID/682/ArticleID/345/Live-Music-in-Zips-Pub


March 23 , 30

Bretton Woods Apres Ski

Slopeside Pub & Restaurant

Bretton Woods Base Lodge

Last chair doesn’t mean your day has to end. Come on up and listen to some après ski entertainment and try a new brew and appetizers at Slopeside Pub. Slopeside Pub is located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge.

The Slopeside Pub après ski entertainment is offered on Saturdays and during holiday periods with live music and DJ’s from 3:00-5:30pm and special bar promos from 3:00-5:00pm. Please check out this season’s schedule and we hope to see you at Slopeside Pub for some fun!

603-278-3320

Click for more info: www.brettonwoods.com/apres


March 23 , 30

Wax Clinic Presented by Gorham Bike & Ski

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Base lodge

Join us at 10am for a “FREE waxing clinic presented by Gorham Bike & Ski.

Professional techs from Gorham Bike & Ski will help you protect your skis for optimal skiing pleasure.

603.383.9355

Click for more info: jacksonxc.org


March 23

SpringFest

Attitash Mountain

SPRINGFEST is AbilityPLUS Adaptive Sports’ biggest fundraiser of the year here in the Mt. Washington Valley!

The full day event includes the Ski/Ride-A-Thon, Apres Ski Party with a buffet, silent auction, raffle, and prizes! Here’s how the Ski/Ride-A-Thon works:

1. Register: Click on “Join Now” to register for the event

2. Start your own FirstGiving Fundraising Page by clicking on the Green Button to the right that says “Join Now” and start collecting donations! Great prizes for our individual fundraisers starting at $250! Ask family and friends to sponsor you or just help us fundraise whether you are in the Ski-A-Thon or not.

3. Ski-Bid-Party!

Check in at 8:30-9:30am on March 23 at Attitash Base Lodge

Ski and enjoy the festivities!

Bid in our silent auction from 9:30 until 2:45pm.

Prizes will be given for most money raised and recorded on FIRSTGIVING!

Food prepared by Chef an on-snow volunteer Jason Baum will be served at 3pm in the Attitash Base Lodge

Click for more info: www.firstgiving.com/event/abilityplus/AbilityPLUS-SPRINGFEST-2019/register


March 23

Carlos Angeles Olmeda

Medallion Opera House

Gorham Town Hall

20 Park St, Gorham, NH

Carlos Angeles Olmeda hails proudly from the acoustic singer/songwriter school of performance. Carlos’ music transports you to a wide spectrum of emotional and cultural destinations.

Saturday March 23rd @ 7PM

Tickets: $12/Adult  $8/Student (18 & under)

Available at Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Cafe’ & Bookstore, and online at www.medallionoperahouse.org

MOH 5-Punch Card can be used for admittance.

603-466-3322 X 3

Click for more info: www.medallionoperahouse.org


March 23

NH Maple Weekend: Open House in the Sugar House

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm

58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth Village, NH 03886

On NH Maple Weekend, savor the sweet taste of maple sugaring season on the grounds of a historic farmstead! Visit a sugar house and watch a modern boiler turn maple sap into maple syrup. Sample our farm-produced syrup and take some home—maple syrup and treats for sale. Outdoors, see demonstrations of early sugaring practices of the Abenaki Indians, a three-pot boil method used in the sugar bush, and Doc Remick’s (our namesake country doctor) handmade backyard boiler. While visiting, meet and greet fuzzy farm animals and enjoy early signs of spring on the farm. The Museum Center will be closed for this event, however, the grounds will be open for you to explore. It’s sweet, springtime fun for all generations.

6033237591

Click for more info: www.remickmuseum.org/events/maple-sugaring


March 23 , 30

Storybook Character Breakfast Series

Theater in the Wood

41 Observatory Way

Intervale, NH 03845

 

Storybook Character Breakfast

Saturdays, March 2 – April 20, 9:30am

Theater in the Wood, Intervale, NH

$5/person suggested donation

Join us at the Theater in the Wood to meet some of your favorite Storybook Characters! Each week you can have a tasty pancake breakfast with a new group of friends enjoying our own 100-Acre Wood Maple Syrup! Fill your plates, gather around the stage and enjoy a storybook reading with a meet & greet to follow. Plus, you have use of the 100-Acre Wood Trail System for the entire day!

March 2 – Cat in the Hat

March 9 – Curious George

March 16 – Cinderella

March 23 – Winnie the Pooh & Piglet

March 30 – Peter Pan

April 6 – Beauty & the Beast

April 13 – Tigger & Eeyore

April 20 – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

6033569980

Click for more info: www.believeinbooks.org/character-breakfast-series.html


March 24

Great Glen Trails Bill Koch League – Kids in 1st -8th grade

1 Mount Washington Auto Road

Gorham, New Hampshire  03581

For 1st through 8th graders, the Great Glen BKL* Club is a weekly program that emphasizes the fun of skiing, making new friends, and learning and improving skiing skills.

(*BKL: Bill Koch League, a regional youth ski program, is named after Bill Koch, the first U.S. Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing.)

The Club meets Sunday afternoons from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Head Coach: Sue Wemyss, Great Glen Ski School Director, 1984 Olympian, over 25 years teaching & coaching skiers

Activities include:

·         Ski skills development

·         Fun games on skis

·         Trail skiing

·         Hunts & Obstacle courses

·         Junior Sprints

·         Relay races

·         Ski jumping

·         Ski care clinics

·         Optional participation in the New England BKL Festival

(603) 466-3988

Click for more info: greatglentrails.com/events-list/winter-events/great-glen-bill-koch-club?page=events-list/winter-events/great-glen-bill-koch-club


March 24

NH Maple Weekend: Open House in the Sugar House

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm

Tamworth, NH 03886

On NH Maple Weekend, savor the sweet taste of maple sugaring season on the grounds of a historic farmstead! Visit a sugar house and watch a modern boiler turn maple sap into maple syrup. Sample our farm-produced syrup and take some home—maple syrup and treats for sale. While visiting, meet and greet fuzzy farm animals and enjoy early signs of spring on the farm. The Museum Center will be closed for this event, however, the grounds will be open for you to explore. It’s sweet, springtime fun for all generations.

6033237591

Click for more info: www.remickmuseum.org/events/maple-sugaring


March 24

2019 Mount Washington Valley Mr. Pageant

Presented by Valley Promotions

Hosted by Theater in the Wood, Intervale

The 2019 Mount Washington Valley Mr. Pageant will be held on Sunday, March 24 at Theater in the Wood in Intervale. This event is open to Mount Washington Valley men ages 18 and older, regardless of marital status. Each contestant will represent a Mount Washington Valley Promotions member non-profit organization and the winner’s organization will receive a $500.00 cash donation. SCORING BREAKDOWN

Personal Interview: 30% of Overall Score
Each contestant will be interviewed by the Event Judges in a panel forum. The Judges will be scoring each contestant on his ability to talk with a board and answer questions about his interests and the organization he is representing. No questions will be asked that require a “right” answer. The Judges will be looking for good eye contact and body posture, as well as speaking and thinking ability.
Public Speaking Poise & Appearance: 30% of Overall Score
Each contestant will introduce himself to the audience and judges and deliver a prepared speech about his sponsoring organization and its impact on his life. Judges will be looking for good posture and for voice projection, as well as passion for the organization.
Formal Wear Poise & Appearance: 30% of Overall Score
Each contestant will present himself on stage in formal attire directly following Public Speaking. Judges will watch the stature and confidence each man displays in this area.
Public Input: 10% of Overall Score
Each contestant will decorate a container with his name and the name of his sponsoring organization on it, where audience members may cast a “vote” with their money. The contestant with the most money will gain the most points and receive a special award. These “cash cans” may be displayed by the organization in advance of the event to collect more donations. Following the event, money from these containers will benefit their sponsoring organization. Crowd funding pages are also a great way to boost this area of the event!

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Click for more info: www.ValleyPromotions.net

 

March 28

Fryeburg Academy Talent Show

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

18 Bradley Street

Fryeburg, Maine 04037

Fryeburg Academy presents the annual student Talent Show at 7:00 pm. Proceeds benefit the F.A. Girl Up Club. $5 General Admission

207-935-9232

Click for more info: www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac


March 28

Opera Lecture Series

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center
18 Bradley Street
Fryeburg, Maine

Local opera enthusiast Joe De Vito presents his always informative and entertaining Opera Lecture Series at 3:00 pm. The lecture, which is free and open to all, will provide an in-depth analysis of Die Walkure.

207-935-9232

Click for more info: www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac


March 28

Pileated Woodpeckers

Nature Learning Center, Albany

Pileated Woodpeckers

Thursday, March 28, 7pm

Nature Learning Center, Albany

Did you know that the Pileated Woodpecker announces its territory by drumming at a rate of 15 pecks per second?  Join Bonny Boatman for a multimedia presentation of stories, folklore and facts about this remarkable woodland neighbor.

Unless otherwise stated, donations of $3 a person, $5 a family are appreciated.

The Tin Mountain Nature Program Series is sponsored by L.L. Bean and the Bank of New Hampshire. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit environmental education organization serving the greater Mount Washington Valley for over 30 years. To learn more about Tin Mountain Conservation Center and other upcoming programs call 603-447-6991, visit www.tinmountain.org, or Friend us on Facebook.

603-447-6991

Click for more info: www.tinmountain.org

 

March 29 , 30 , 31

Outdoor Skills: Map and Compass on Snowshoes

AMC’s Joe Dodge Lodge

361 Rte. 16
Gorham, NH 03581

AMC’s Outdoor Skills 101 offerings are designed to provide basic skills and knowledge to have a successful and enjoyable outdoor experience. Time is spent in the classroom and in the field putting your newly obtained skills to work. This two day (Sat and Sun) Map and Compass 101 is designed for hikers seeking to gain skills in map reading and compass use. The course will offer two days of indoor and outdoor classroom instruction on the basics of using a map and compass. Program Highlights: •Combination of classroom instruction and field time practicing skills •Multiple hands on activities offered throughout the day •Critical backcountry skill set in winter environment to enhance learning •Final assessment includes winter bushwack •Skill and learning outcomes include: oBasic map reading. Covers types of map, common map features, and what to look for when purchasing a map. oOrienting a map using compass and using land features oBasic compass use. Instruction on basic features of the compass, how to shoot bearings and follow bearings over distance. Covers types of compass and what to look for when purchasing a compass. Locating yourself in the wilderness using map and compass and land features

603-466-2727

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March 30

Author Afternoon with Rebecca Sosny

White Birch Books, North Conway Village

Saturday, March 30 at 11am

Join us at the bookstore for a great author talk with local author, Rebecca Sosny, and her book THE LITTLE LOST FAIRY, which is written about her Aunt, Jeanne Limmer, a local dance instructor here in the valley.

THE LITTLE LOST FAIRY is the story of a young girl coping with the sickness of a beloved aunt and the fairy that provides her with hope.

“It was on a cold and windy day that Jocelyn the fairy got lost and flew right into a snowstorm. The wind blew so hard that Jocelyn was blown down into a hole, or at least what looked like one. It was actually just the footprint of a little girl named Taylor.”

Sosny wrote the book as a way of helping her own family confront the ravages of cancer. She has been teaching preschool for over 25 years and currently teaches for Promise Early Education in Lewiston. In her spare time she enjoys painting, spending time with her granddaughter, family and the love of her life, Perry.

We will be donating $1.00 of every book sold to Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation.

603.356.3200

Click for more info: www.whitebirchbooks.com


March 30

Bretton Woods Beach Party

Bretton Woods Ski Resort

Join us on Saturday, March 30th for our 32nd Annual Bretton Woods Beach Party. As the 2018-19 ski season draws to a close, there’s no better time to sneak in the last few runs of the year while soaking up the sweet springtime sun. Spring skiing, $35 Lift tickets, live music, tasty food and great friends make this party a day to remember year after year.

603-278-3320

Click for more info: www.brettonwoods.com/specials/specials/SKI-Specials


March 30 , 31

Japanese Woodblock Printing with Matt Brown

Jackson Art Studio
155 Ridge Rd
Jackson NH 03846

(NEW!) March 2019: Japanese Color Woodblock Printing with Matt Brown
This exciting two day workshop is organized to offer a comprehensive introduction to the wonderful range of tools, techniques, and materials involved in the traditional Japanese hanga method. Hanga is color woodblock printing using water with multiple carved wood blocks, pigments, rice paste and a hand-held baren instead of a press. Everyone engages with aspects of design, carving, and printing.  There is an emphasis on sharing tricks and techniques that may be adapted to other art-making. All tools and materials provided; all experience levels welcome. Class is limited to just five people. A $65 materials fee paid to instructor at the class.
Sat. & Sun., March 30 & 31,  9am-5pm  $300 (deadline for sign up, March 23)

603 387 3463

Click for more info: www.jacksonartnh.com/event-registration/?ee=916


March 30

Met Opera Live in HD: Die Walkure

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center
18 Bradley Street
Fryeburg, Maine

The Met Opera Live in HD presents Die Walkure at 12:00 pm. In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.
$26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students. Order tickets online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or call the box office at 207-935-9232.

207-935-9232

Click for more info: www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac