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Arts & Entertainment around Mount Washington Valley, NH

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

Journey to the North Pole – Dec. 14-17

Journey to the North PoleNORTH CONWAY NH  – Join us on the family adventure of a lifetime aboard the magical Journey to the North Pole™! The Journey to the North Pole™ offers a truly unique experience that only happens here in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, with adventures departing from North Conway and Lincoln, NH during the holiday season in November and December each year.

A two-hour adventure, The Journey to the North Pole™ takes you on a magical trip to see Santa in his workshop at the North Pole!

You and your family will board the Journey to the North Pole™ train and be served delicious hot chocolate by our magical chefs, along with some of Santa’s favorite treats! Once arriving at the North Pole you’ll be escorted by elves (Santa’s helpers) outside and up to the North Pole Theater having the opportunity to leave your Santa letters at the Post Office, as well as visit with some toyshop elves along the way. The classic “The Night Before Christmas” poem by Clement Clarke Moore is dramatically read along with a visit from Santa himself, truly a magical event for all ages! Each child will receive a special gift on the return trip back to New Hampshire.

For more information about this event, tickets and lodging packages, please visit journeytothenorthpole.org.

Net proceeds from the Journey to the North Pole Event fund Literacy Programs of The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, a Charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Christmas Holiday Tree Lighting – November 26th

Christmas Holiday Tree LightingJACKSON NH – The entire Jackson Community invites you to come and see the unvailing of our all new and glimmering Christmas Holiday Tree Lighting. Jackson Village boasts one of the most beautiful evergreen trees you will see and this year the tree was very much a focal point of our Jackson Village Christmas Holiday/Winter Beautification Project. The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce along with a committee of local businesses, residents and the Selectmen set out to enhance all the village winter decorations… and we want to show it off to you. You are personally invited to attend…

The gathering for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday evening November 26th, at 4:00 PM. The first 20 people to arrive will receive a candy cane and their choice of a Christmas Holiday hat. The Jackson Grammar School children and the Da Capo Singers will delight us with Christmas Caroling. Santa will do the honors of lighting the tree at exactly 4:30 PM.

Immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony Christmas Farm Inn & Spa has invited everyone back to their “Open House”; celebrate the beginning of the festive season with your friends and neighbors by the roaring fire in the historic Barn. Enjoy hot chocolate and home-made cookies by the Christmas Tree. Santa will be making an appearance.

Location: Jackson Village
Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017
Time: 8:00pm

603-383-9356

The Ghoullog at Cranmore – All of October

THE GHOULLOG nhNORTH CONWAY NH – Back for 2017! Are you brave enough to make it through the Ghoullog? Navigate your way through 4 individual haunts in one terrifying experience? Be chased through the dark woods and embrace the horror that’s waiting for you behind every twist and turn? The creators of the Ghoullog have done it again. This is one year you don’t want to miss. We’ll be waiting for you. Are you brave enough to make it through the Ghoullog? Navigate your way through 4 individual haunts in one terrifying experience? Be chased through the dark woods and embrace the horror that’s waiting for you behind every twist and turn? The creators of the Ghoullog have done it again. This is one year you don’t want to miss. We’ll be waiting for you.

While you’re here, visit the Haunted Playground! Scream the night away with unlimited rides on the Giant Swing, Soaring Eagle Zip Line, and Mountain Coaster. Special effects and the occasional ghost or ghoul can be found along the way.

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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!

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