Independent Bookstore Day Saturday, April 28th

NORTH CONWAY NH – Join the Party on April 28th for the 4th Annual Independent Bookstore Day!

White Birch Books will be celebrating all day with lots of great giveaways, morning story time, kids activities, local authors, 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!

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

Science, Rock Climbing, and Conservation – April 13, 7 pm

Majka Burhardt JACKSON NH – What happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists sets off on an unconventional expedition into one of the world’s least explored and most threatened habitats— Mount Namuli, Mozambique?

Author, professional climber and social entrepreneur Majka Burhardt shares a story how an unlikely collaboration created a grassroots conservation model for mountain communities in Africa and beyond.

Majka Burhardt is the founder and executive director of Legado, where she works to protect the world’s most threatened mountain ecosystems by empowering the people who call them home. She is also a Jackson resident.

At The Whitney Center , Jackson, NH

This program is free and open to the public.

15th Annual Chili Cookoff and Feelin’ Good 5K Race – April 7th

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Calling all foodie adventure lovers to join us as we kick off our Spring season here in Mt. Washington Valley, New Hampshire.  REGISTER TODAY!
15th Annual Chili Cookoff and 2nd Annual Feelin' Good 5K Race
The 15th Annual Chili Cookoff is the tastiest event of the year. North Conway Community Center is abuzz with activity of professional and home chefs enticing you with the delightful aromas of their best chili and cornbread recipes. Hourglass Adventures will join this year’s Chili Cookoff offering attendees an opportunity to participate in an escape game designed specifically for the event. Be one of the first to check it out.
Start the day on the move with the 2nd Annual Feelin’ Good 5K Race sponsored by the White Mountain Milers.

North Conway Village will feature the Red Hot Stops route with many of the shops offering discounts and tastings.

All professional chef chili entries are judged by members from the American Culinary Federation White Mountain Chapter, headed by Bryant Alden, Chef from the Wildcat Tavern in Jackson. Judged awards are given for Best Chili with first, second and third places acknowledged. Non-profit and home chefs are awarded People’s Choice Award for Best Chili selected by all tasters who attend the tour. Both categories vie for Best Cornbread and Best Display prizes!

After the competition the fun continues with the Chili Cookoff Awards Ceremony at Abenaki Trail Restaurant & Pub.

It’s food and fun all day long!

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF THE 2017 CHILI COOKOFF >

Ski, Shoe & Fatbike To The Clouds – March 4th

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – Now in our 22nd year, this challenging event takes place at Great Glen Trails and the snow covered Mt. Washington Auto Road. Long referred to as “North America’s Toughest 10K”, the Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds course has an average grade of 12% over the last 6K as you climb the final 2,200 vertical feet. While there will be competitors who are seeking to make or break a record, for others it is the ultimate way to personally test themselves in one of nature’s most spectacular environments.

After covering 4k on the Nordic system, racers will have the Mt. Washington Auto Road to themselves as remarkable views of the Presidential Range and beyond reveal themselves. On race day, there will be a mass start of cross country skiers at 10 am, followed by the snowshoe start at 10:05 am and Fatbikers at 10:10 am. Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds is considered a true freestyle event, there will not be separate classes for classic and skate skiing. This is NOT an event for inexperienced fatbikers, skiers or snowshoers!

29th Annual Chocolate Festival – Sunday, February 25, 2018

Wow… it is exciting to think this event has been gaining popularity for almost thirty years! People come from great distances to cross country ski, snowshoe or drive from inn-to-inn along the trails of our 45 KM network to enjoy the spectacular scenery, warm hospitality, and great chocolate treats at stops throughout the network, most located along the trails.

Known by many as the ‘Sweetest Day on the Trails”, this may be the only day of the year when chocolate indulgence is totally guilt-free! Chocoholics cross country ski or snowshoe the trails to enjoy chocolate prepared every way imaginable. Many return year after year to enjoy the Chocolate Festival, often returning with a larger group of friends each time! Trailside businesses prepare a variety of goodies from hundreds of pounds of chocolate!

Complete info here

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at King Pine – 4:00pm to 9:00pm

New Year's Eve Family Celebration at King PineThis New Year’s Eve, King Pine invites families to ring in the New Year with an evening of skiing, riding, music and fun – complete with torchlight parade and fireworks!

4 – 9 p.m. – $19 per Junior, $29 per Adult
Moonlight 4 Pack available – 4 friends or family get 4 night lift tickets for only $66!

A New Year’s Eve ticket includes:

Activities for the entire family!

  • Night skiing and riding from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Outdoor music and campfire at the base of King Pine
  • Torchlight parade begins at 9:00 p.m. – first 100 people meet at 8:45 p.m. at the top of the Open Slope.
  • Skiers MUST be able to ski an intermediate Blue Square trail in the dark!Hi-intensity glow sticks will be used.
  • Fireworks to follow torchlight parade at 9:20 p.m.
  • Toast to the New Year at the Trail’s End Tavern!

Additional New Year’s Eve Activities

Torchlight Tubing: Tickets are just $19 per person for each 2-hour session. Tubes are provided by King Pine. One rider per tube. Please reserve at (603) 367-8896 x247

International Launch Party with LISA GARDNER, author of Look for Me – Feb 5th

LISA GARDNER, author of Look for MeNew year, new book from Valley resident Lisa Gardner! Be there for the international book launch of her latest novel, Look for Me.

Award-winning #1 New York Times Bestselling author and Valley resident, Lisa Gardner, delivers a new pulse-pounding thriller each year and never disappoints. Look for Me is her new book, debuting on Monday, February 5, and White Birch Books will host the Launch Party.

It’s the first place to see Lisa, ask questions, and get your signed copy. In fact, the book does not officially come out until the next day – so it really is the first place in the WORLD to buy her new book.

Event to be held at: Horsefeathers, 2679 White Mountain Highway, North Conway

Snow Sculpting Competition in Jackson, NH – January 26th

JACKSON NH – The Village of Jackson, New Hampshire and member businesses are preparing for one of it’s favorite winter events… The 16th New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition.

This incredible winter event begins on Friday January 26th at noon when teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States will converge on Jackson Village. Sculpting continues through out the weekend and finishes at noon on Sunday the 29th. Spectators are welcome to view the entire process but to see finished pieces it is recommend you come back on Sunday the 29th. See first hand how our sculptors take 8’ high by 4 foot round cylinder of compacted snow and create incredible art frozen in time. Sculpting pieces usually remain available for viewing for at least a week after the event giving visitors ample time to get coveted photos, however as weather is a factor we can not guarantee how long they will be standing. At night, during the event, the Sculptures are lit up giving them an entirely different perspective. We anticipate at least 15 teams for 2017 and a spectacular show!
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Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Acoustic Nuisance – December 16th

Kevin Dolan, Davey Armstrong, and Simon CrawfordA night with Acoustic Nuisance at The Wildcat Tavern in Jackson, NH is a unique trip through the musical minds of it’s main protagonists: multi-instrumentalist Scots born Davey Armstrong……. fellow Scot and guitar/guitar-synth Folk-Rocker Simon Crawford…. and acoustic guitar and bouzouki playing London-Irishman Kevin Dolan..all ably accented by Becky Armstrong’s fine vocals, for an entertaining blend of acoustic/electric virtuosity and vocal harmony…

Humour is ever present, as is audience participation, and alongside a varied menu of Celtic and Americana, plus their own original tunes and songs, you are likely to be confronted by guitar, tin-whistles, Irish and Scottish Pipes, bouzouki, banjo, harmonica, bass-pedals and synths – and that’s just from Davey(!) …often while singing and playing 2 or 3 at the same time…

Hailing from the British Isles but living right here in the Mount Washington Valley, the band is looking forward to another fun night in the Cold River Radio Show Mini-Series and hoping old friends (and new!) will join them at this pre-Christmas event. Come on out!

Jonathan Sarty Opens The Show

Musical Style: rock/celtic/folk rock

Where: The Wildcat Tavern
Date: December 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm  to  10:00 pm

Schouler Park Tree Lighting – November 24th

NORTH CONWAY NH – The official beginning of the Holiday Season starts with the Shouler Park Skating Rink Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 and Tree Lighting at Schouler Park, North Conway Village at 5:00 PM

Join the Shops of Norcross Circle for their Snowflake Festival with activities planned all afternoon before the ribbon cutting and tree lighting.

Community Celebrations Caretakers

Presenting Caretakers

TOWN of CONWAY, PAINCARE MWV PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION

Spirit of Community Caretakers

North Conway Hannaford, Northway Bank, Eastern Slope Inn, Public Service of New Hampshire, Badger Realty, North Conway Village Association, 93.5, Magic 104 and Valley Information Radio

Community Connector Caretakers

MUDDY MOOSE RESTAURANT, ZEB’S GENERAL STORE, VARSITY BEVERAGE, FIELDS OF AMBROSIA,         THE CONWAY DAILY SUN, THE MOUNTAIN EAR, GAMWELL,CAPUTO,SIEK & CO. CPA’S, HANCOCK LUMBER, VITO MARCELLO’A ITALIAN BISTRO