Return of the Pumpkin People – Sunday, October 1, 2017

Return of the Pumpkin PeopleJACKSON NH – Celebrating our 33rd year of hosting one of New Hampshire’s premiere fall events… the Return of the Pumpkin People. Take this self-guided tour of more than 80 different locations hosting Pumpkin People displays. This is an event will amaze even the toughest of critics. You will see Pumpkin People doing all kinds of things from flying across yards to deep sea diving. Our members’ talent out does itself year after year. Peruse the photos of last year’s event participants and see for yourself.

Maps and People Choice Award Ballots will be available by September 1st, 2017. You can request them by calling the office at 603-383-9356, sending an email to [email protected] or picking one up at any of the participating businesses located throughout the Conway and Jackson Area of New Hampshire.

For more information please check back as we get closer to the event. Be sure to check out our “All Things Pumpkin” Festival as well.

Location: Throughout Jackson Area
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017

Wine & Cheese Happy Hour with Local Author Jean Webb Tuesday, September 12 at White Birch Books

A HEART OF STONE by Mt. Washington Valley author, Jean Webb.NORTH CONWAY NH – Please join us at White Birch Books for a Mid-week afternoon Happy Hour to welcome the new novel A HEART OF STONE by Mt. Washington Valley author, Jean Webb. We’ll enjoy complimentary wine and cheese and get a chance to hear from the author herself.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A HEART OF STONE is a riveting novel which tells the compelling story of two people who must overcome challenges and cross the sea to be together. The story first takes place in Scotland. Sean Wicklow arrives at the estate of his sister, Megan, and her husband Angus MacFarland to mend the breach in their relationship that has existed for many years. When Sean arrives, he finds that the MacFarland estate has been raided and devastated by outlaws, who have burned the manor house and town. They have left nothing behind but a small child, named Jane.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Growing up in Massachusetts, the American Revolution was always a part of Jean’s upbringing. Visits to the “Old North Bridge” and to the greens of both Concord and Lexington with their tributes to the heroes of the Revolution, were constant reminders of America’s past. Marrying an Air Force Officer and being a military wife for thirty years also impacted Jean’s experiences throughout life. Continue reading

Cold River Radio Show September 10th, 2017

INTERVALE NH – Our Next Cold River Radio Show will take place September 10th, 2017 – 7PM!

Doors open at 6:30pm at the Theater in the Wood
Cold River Radio Shows Tickets are now available online! and at The J-Town Deli in Jackson, NH, White Birch Books in North Conway, NH Spice & Grain, Fryeburg, ME and At the door the night of the show if seats are still available !

This month’s show features The Duke Robillard Band 

What do Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jay McShann, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Hammond, the late Jimmy Witherspoon, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur, Roomful of Blues, and the Canadian band The Rockin’ Highliners all have in common? Answer: Duke Robillard

For over four decades, Duke Robillard has been one of the most respected blues and roots music guitarists working today.

This show also features:

Amarantos String Quartet
The Amarantos String Quartet was formed in Portland, Maine with the mission to reinvent the role of the string quartet in the modern cultural landscape

Author of RED RIGHT HAND Chris Holm
Chris Holm is the author of the Collector trilogy, which blends crime and fantasy, and the Michael Hendricks thrillers. His first Hendricks novel, THE KILLING KIND, was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Boston Globe Best Book of 2015, and Strand Magazine’s #1 Book of 2015.

Storyteller Cindy Bee
Cindy Bee began storytelling at a very young age, making up fun adventures for her younger siblings.

Local Spotlight Doug Hazard
Doug Hazard started writing songs when he was about 14 years old, which is a long time ago now.  By the time he was 18 he’d sold two of them to April-Blackwood Music in NYC, and met the author of “Wild Thing.”

The Fryeburg Fair – October 1 – October 8, 2017

Fryeburg FairFRYEBURG MAINE – Fryeburg Fair is a fall spectacular in New England.  Located in Fryeburg, on the western border of Maine, the Fair is always held the first week in October.  With over 3,000 animals on the Fairgrounds for a full 8 days, the Fair offers an incredible array of food, entertainment, rides and lots of great people watching!  All for one admission price – $10 a day.  Enjoy our website with lots and lots of photos of what we do best – agriculture and fun.  Come see us!

Click Here for Event Schedule

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

Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Cormac McCarthy – August 12th

Cormac McCarthyCormac was nominated for both Outstanding Folk/Acoustic Act, and Outstanding Folk/ Acoustic Album by the Boston Music Awards. Cormac’s album, Troubled Sleep helped to kick off the Green Linnet Records’ prestigious singer-songwriter Redbird Series devoted to the most creative of this generations acoustic musicians and songwriters. Troubled Sleep won high praise and some overseas attention in the UK. Cormac was honored to be one of the artists asked to perform in Boston’s WUMB Folk Radio 10th Anniversary Celebration.

Cormac is regarded by fellow musicians and fans alike as one of New England’s finest songwriters. He writes and sings of a heartfelt, sometimes funny, sometimes desperate, sometimes glorious world of common people, struggles, hope, relationships, madness, and love. He sings the poetry of real life with a silky baritone voice and just enough grit.

Dinner Reservations are Required for Guaranteed Seating
Tickets may also be available at the door but these shows often sell out.

Phone: (800) 228-4245

Musical Style: folk, ballads, blues

Opening Set By Jonathan Sarty

Visit The Website

Devonsquare with Rex Fowler at The Farmstand in Chocorua, NH Sunday August 20th

Devonsquare with Rex FowlerCHOCORUA, NH – This is the first Valley appearance by Devonsquare in two years, with special guest Rex Fowler from Aztec Two Step. They will be collaborating on each others sets, and you might even hear some of the Nutopians catalog of John Lennon classics. Tickets on sale Friday, June 3rd, $25.00. This WILL sell out, don’t miss your chance to see these two great acts together.

For Tickets Click Here

17TH ANNUAL Seek The Peak HIKE-A-THON EVENT – July 21-22

Mount Washington ObservatoryPINKHAM NOTCH, NH – As the largest annual fundraiser of the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, we invite you to participate and to Seek YOUR Peak… While many hikers will choose the challenge of summiting Mount Washington, others will opt for alternative mountain treks, a short “nature hike” or even participate as a “virtual hiker.”

See website for details www.mountwashington.org/seek-the-peak

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

An Evening with Spirit with Sara Moore – June 17th

Sara MooreINTERVALE NH – Sara is well known for her ability to communicate with both living and deceased people and pets and has been a featured guest on 94.9 HOM and writes for Downeast Dog News and All Things Dog Magazine.

As a psychic medium she offers the majority of her readings long distance over the phone or via skype, so your pet doesn’t even have to be with you during your session. A reading with Sara is a wonderful opportunity to gain insight into your past, present and future!

At Theater in the Wood – 41 Observatory Way, Intervale NH 03845 at 7:00 pm