Category Archives: North Conway NH

Mt. Washington Valley Mud Bowl – September 8,9 & 10

NORTH CONWAY, NH — “Children’s MUDDY Shows” is the theme for this year’s Championship of Mud Football sponsored by Amoskeag Beverages/Miller Lite.

Mud BowlThe event will be held September 8, 9 and 10 at Hog Coliseum located next to the North Conway Community Center. Twelve teams will compete throughout the weekend in mud. Money raised is donated to the North Conway Community Center, Vaughan Learning Center, Carroll County Retired Senior Volunteer Program as well as other non-profits in the Mt Washington Valley.

Each $15 ticket ensures entrance into the games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and doubles as a raffle ticket for $500 on Saturday & Sunday.

Day tickets and a family package are also available.

Join the fun Saturday on Main Street at 10 a.m. for the Annual Tournament of Mud Parade. To register an entrant in the Open Class, email parade chair Josh Snell at
[email protected] by Sept. 5.

Volunteers are needed and appreciated for the weekend.

For more information, call Executive Director Ryan Sommer at the North Conway Community Center at (603) 356-2096, and check www.northconwaycommunitycenter.org or their other Facebook site at Mud-Bowl.org. — Tom Eastman

16th Annual Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament – July 25th

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Make plans to join us for the Mt. Washington Valley 2017 Golf Tournament Tuesday, July 25 at the North Conway Country Club.
This tournament is always a fun and exciting day of golf so don’t miss it.

GOLF TOURNAMENT ONLINE REGISTRATION
GOLF TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION
GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Registration: 7:45 to 8:50 am   |   Announcements: 8:50 am
Shotgun Tee Off: 9:00 am (Play time of 5 hours)
Barbecue Lunch: 2:00 pm   |   Tournament Awards: 2:45 pm

5th Annual Strawberry Festival – June 24th

NORTH CONWAY NH – Summertime treats for the family. FREE from 11 am to 4 pm

5th Annual Strawberry Festival Strawberry Smoothies, Strawberry Shortcake,
Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate, Hotdogs and Chips.
Music, Games, Strolling Magician,
Display of Antique Cars/Wagons and more.

Raffle, local crafters and a White Elephant Table.
All proceeds will benefit the community programs of Vaughan Services including the Food Pantry and affordable daycare.
Bring the family to this uniquely Americana Festival!

Independent Bookstore Day – Saturday, April 29th

Annual Independent Bookstore Day!NORTH CONWAY NH –Join the Party on April 29th for the 3rd Annual Independent Bookstore Day!

White Birch Books will be celebrating all day with lots of great giveaways, morning story time, kids activities, staff favorites AND more. We will also offer exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors.

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity.

So we encourage you to come join the party, show your community support and shop local!

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NHWP’s Three Minute Fiction Slam! – February 28th

NORTH CONWAY NH – A fast paced literary competition that challenges writers to perform original pieces of fiction in three minutes or less in front of a panel of judges. This year’s regional winners will gather for a final showdown at the NH Institute of Art on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

White Birch Books is co-sponsoring this event with the Jackson Women Writers. For more information about this event contact Anne Barber at [email protected].

NHWP’s Three Minute Fiction Slam!

Lisa Gardner International Book Launch Party @ Horsefeathers

RIGHT BEHIND YOUNORTH CONWAY NH – It’s that time of year again, when we look forward to a new thriller by award-winning author, and Valley resident, Lisa Gardner.

Monday, January 30 at 7pm
Horsefeathers Restaurant in North Conway Village

RIGHT BEHIND YOU is the new book and it comes out on Tuesday, January 31. The first place to see Lisa and get your signed copy is the night before at the White Birch Books International Book Launch Party, hosted by Horsefeathers Restaurant, right in the center of North Conway Village.
The book launch party is a truly collaborative event. Horsefeathers, a North Conway village landmark, will be offering their regular menu for those who want to make a night of it. The bookstore will be there with all of Gardner’s books.

“We have always enjoyed teaming up with Horsefeathers for this event,” said Laura Cummings, owner of White Birch Books. “They are great hosts and this has become quite the regular annual outing!”

Lisa GardnerRIGHT BEHIND YOU. Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash’s older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: They are all experts on monsters.

Lisa Gardner is the Valley’s own New York Times bestselling author and has written 17 previous thrillers. She lives with her family in Jackson where she is always at work on the next book, or involved with various community projects.

46th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale Nov. 11th & 12th

eastern slope ski clubNORTH CONWAY NH – The Eastern Slope Ski Club (ESSC) will be hosting its 46th annual gear sale at the (NEW) North Conway Community Center.

Wednesday, November 9th (6pm – 8pm) DROP OFF
Thursday, November 10th (6pm – 8pm) DROP OFF
Friday, November 11th (3pm-8pm) SKI SALE
Saturday, November 12th (9am-12pm) SKI SALE
Saturday, November 12th (4pm – 6pm) PICK-UP

At this sale you will find everything from new to used ski and snowboard equipment, boots, poles, helmets, goggles, socks, winter coats and more! A portion of all sales go to benefit the Eastern Slope Ski Club Junior Program, helping to make skiing and riding affordable and fun for our youth!

Looking to sell the gear in your house? Read below.

Plan on dropping off your clean and ‘modern’ Alpine, Cross Country and Snowboard gear you’d like to sell at the North Conway Community Center on the evenings of Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th between 6pm-8pm. Each item requires a tag ($1 each), which will be available for purchase when you are dropping items off. Or, you can save time and buy them at Bob and Terry’s Sports Outlet in North Conway.

All unsold items (and proceeds from your sales) MUST be picked up at the Community Center on Saturday, November 12th between 4pm-6pm. PICK-UP IS ON A NEW DAY AND TIME, please take note. Anything NOT picked up will be considered a donation, and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the ESSC.

Author Afternoon with Pat Altomare, author of Not Just A Recipe – October 22nd

Not Just A RecipeNORTH CONWAY NH – Pat will be at White Birch Books talking about her new cookbook, Not Just A Recipe and bringing along what is sure to be some delicious fall goodies for all to enjoy!

In Not Just a Recipe,  Pat Altomare not only shares traditional recipes from her family as well as other home cooks from around the world, but also provides proven kitchen tips and homemade gift ideas, recipe reviews and comments, and food memories. Featured recipes include cinnamon roll-ups that utilize leftover pie dough, pulled pork sliders, buttermilk fried chicken, Columbian ajiaco, Texas caviar, fried green tomato BLT sandwiches, Australian lamingtons, and snickers candy. Included is advice on how to make rubs, spices, and marinades, grow fresh herbs, and create an annual “to do” list for the kitchen.

Not Just a Recipe shares entertaining stories, proven recipes, and time-tested wisdom sure to please home cooks passionate about creating memories and delicious meals in their own kitchens.

Pat Jackman Altomare was a newspaper food columnist from 2003 to 2014. In her columns, she shared many recipes from her vast inherited collection. Pat is a past member of the Association of Food Journalists and currently resides in Douglas, Massachusetts. Not Just a Recipe is her first book.

White Birch Books
2568 White Mountain Highway (Rt. 16)
North Conway, NH. 03860
603 356 3200

Return of the Pumpkin People

Return of the Pumpkin PeopleJACKSON NH – We are celebrating our 32nd year of the “Return of the Pumpkin People”… due to the success of having the Conway’s involved during our 25th Anniversary celebration they will be joining in again this year. This event runs from October 1st through the 31st, 2016. We are extending the dates at the request of so many of our visitors and members. In order to be able to offer this amazing event for such a long period of time we have to make some minor exceptions to the rules of play. Therefore, live pumpkins will only be necessary for the first 14 days. Once the live pumpkins are in need of replacement participants may use artificial replacements. We ask that everyone understands once we have passed October 20 we can not guarantee that all displays will still be standing and or in great condition. Weather is always a factor.
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2016 MUD BOWL – SEPT. 9-11, 2016

2016 MUD BOWLMud Bowl, the championships of mud football, will celebrate a theme of “Animation! It All Started with Mud”as part of Mud Bowl Weekend, Sept. 9 through 11.

The theme will be used by participants in the team and the open class for the 34th  Tournament of Mud Parade, set for North Conway Village’s Main Street Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. Look for teams to play with such themes as “Mud Minions,” “Frozen Mud,” “The Lion (Mud) King,” “Muddy Toy Story,” ,”Muddy Monsters, Inc.,” “Mud Duck Tales” and “A Muddy Tribute to Walt Disney.”

Sponsored by Amoskeag Beverages of Bow, overall sponsors of Mud Bowl, the parade also features an open class.

Games in the double-elimination tourney are played at Steve Eastman Memorial Field at Hog Coliseum  Friday through Sunday, with the finals on Sunday. Cheerleaders, kids activities and food are featured.

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