2nd Annual Festival of TreesCONWAY NH – The Festival of Trees, a signature holiday event for the whole family to enjoy. Salyards Center for the Arts in Conway Village, New Hampshire will be transformed into a vibrant and magical wonderland of Christmas elegance. Young and old, alike, will delight in the displays of beautifully decorated and lighted Christmas trees, each one unique and all available for a chance to win and take home to decorate their own home this holiday season.

Saturday, December 5 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm enjoy a North Pole Visit from Santa & Story Time with Tara McKinzie, Conway Public Library
(Admission Free for Adult Accompanying Children  for “Picture with Santa” and  “Story Time”)

Admission to the Festival of Trees is $10 for adults and children 12 and under are always free!
Raffle tickets will be available for sale ($10 for 25 tickets).

This year proceeds from the Festival of Trees will benefit Carroll County RSVP whose mission is to enhance our communities by engaging volunteers, age 55 and over, matching their experience, talent and interests to meaningful services within our communities.

Contact Info:
Mary Seavey
www.nhfestivaloftrees.com | [email protected] | 603-356-9331

Pumpkin Patch ExpressNORTH CONWAY NH – All departures are from the North Conway Station for a leisurely round trip train ride aboard vintage coaches to the White Mountain Cider Company in Glen, where each child can visit the “Pumpkin Patch” and select their own pumpkin. Departures that travel directly to the Pumpkin Patch depart at 1:30, Friday-Sunday, with an extra 3:00 departure on Saturday only.  The 11:30 Bartlett Valley Train also stops at the Pumpkin Patch on its return to North Conway.  Adults and children alike are encouraged to get into the spirit by traveling in their Halloween costumes.

NORTH CONWAY NH – Mark your calendars!  The Conway Area Humane Society’s 18th Annual Walk for the Animals and Bark in the Park is Saturday, September 26 in Schouler Park!

2015 Walk for the Animals and Bark in the Park Pet Expo Come join jus for a fun-filled family day for dogs and people who love them while raising funds for homeless animals.  You can raise money as team member or individually with a dog or in honor or memory of a dog.

To participate, just go to www.conwayshelter.org and set up your personal Firstgiving page.  Then spread the word by sending the link to all your friends near and far to support you.  Or, you can also register by picking up a brochure for the event at many local businesses including Four Your Paws Only and at the Conway Area Humane Society, or give us a call at (603) 447-5605 and we will mail you one.

There will be prizes for the top fundraisers.  All registered walkers will receive a specially designed t-shirt and other great items. Registration will take place on Friday, September 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Four Your Paws Only and on the morning of the Walk for the Animals, Saturday, September 26 in Schouler Park in North Conway beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The Walk begins with a Blessing of the Animals and participants will set out for Whitaker Woods at 10:00 a.m.  An awards ceremony will follow the walk and then the Pet Expo begins with vendors, demonstrations, contests and a dog show.

Please support the Conway Area Humane Society by participating in this great event.  For more information on being a vendor, sponsor or participant, please call 603-447-5605.

coldriverradioThe Next Cold River Radio Show
will take place on July 12th, 2015 – 7PM!
Doors will open at 6:30pm

Our next show will be held at the Theater in the Wood Sunday
July 12th at 7pm. Join us as we welcome the fabulous
Lonely Heartstring Band, and other very special guests.

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Seek the PeakPINKHAM NOTCH NH – Seek the Peak is a hike-a-thon fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory. Now in its fourteenth year, Seek the Peak is a great way to get out and experience the White Mountains while helping a great cause.

Where?? Base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road
Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire

The event features a Friday night kick-off party, fantastic goodie bags, awesome t-shirts, a rockin’ after party, thousands of dollars in prizes, and of course, all the beauty and excitement of Mount Washington.

Here’s how it works: you register, raise a minimum of $200, then join us in July for a great day on Mount Washington.

You may fundraise:
Online: The easiest way to collect support is through your personal fundraising page on SeekthePeak.org. This editable page is automatically created for your when you register, so all you have to do is email the link to your friends and family, who donate to your hike using a credit or debit card.

Offline: You may also fundraise the old fashioned way by collecting cash or checks and mailing them in to the Observatory.

Through sponsorship: The third way to garnish support for Seek the Peak is to ask businesses in your area to join the event as a sponsor. There are several sponsorship levels available with a number of great benefits. Check out the sponsorship page or call (800) 706-0432, ext. 231 for more information.

– See more at: http://www.seekthepeak.org

The Mt. Washington Auto Road hosts the after party and expo at the base starting at 2pm. Expo is free tickets are required for the after party here.

Seek the Peak 15 After Party – Join us “under the big top” for the culminating event of Seek the Peak!

Enjoy vendor booths, live music, a cash bar, and our famous all-you-can-eat feast by New Hampshire’s Hart’s Turkey Farm. All Seek the Peak hikers, friends, families, and members of the general public are invited to attend.

Seek the Peak participants who meet the $200 fundraising minimum automatically receive free admission! All others may purchase a ticket for $25.

2:00 PM: Outdoor expo opens (free; no ticket required)
4:00 PM: After party kicks off with live music and cash bar
5:00 PM: Famous all-you-can-eat dinner buffet
6:00 PM: Awards ceremony for top fundraisers

esscNORTH CONWAY NH – 44th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale set for Nov. 7th & 8th. The Eastern Slope Ski Club (ESSC) will be hosting its 44th annual gear sale at the North Conway Community Center on Friday, November 7th (3pm-8pm) and Saturday, November 8th (9am-2pm).

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 5th and Thursday, November 6th 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 NOW 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 Sunday, November 11th between 10am-12pm. Anything NOT picked up will be considered a donation, and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the ESSC.

Dana Cunningham - Carol NoonanEATON NH – Dana the composer and pianist, and Carol the singer songwriter together form a really beautiful and fun Christmas show that they play annually at this special place on Crystal Lake in the quaint village of Eaton NH…just over the border from the Stone Mountain Arts Center. This is a wee church, so seating is limited…a quick sell out. Advance tickets only. Speaking of tickets….again, you can only buy tickets through the Stone Mountain Arts Center box office. But again, the show is at the Little White Church. Seating is general admission (pew seating) only. There will be an after show reception at the Inn at Crystal Lake Inn right across the street …just a holly jolly hop, skip, and a jump from the church. There will be complimentery cookies and coffee and the bar will be open if you want to purchase something stronger.

When? December 6th
What Time? 7pm

The Little White Church is located on route 153 in Eaton NH.

Please note….This show is held at the Little White Church, but you can only buy tickets through the Stone Mountain Arts Center box office.

Jon SartyJACKSON NH – Hoot Night at The Wildcat Inn and Tavern is the longest running open mic night in The Mount Washington Valley. Starting in the early 1980’s musicians from all over New Hampshire have come to The Wildcat for a unique chance to jam and share their talents with a truly extraordinary group of musicians.

Visit the website for details

EATON NH –  Annual Christmas Concert at the Little White Church in Eaton, NH. Dana Cunningham, Carol Noonan with Special Guests cellist Max Dyer and Kevin Barry on guitar.
Tickets can only be purchased through the Stone Mountain Arts Center or by calling 207.935.7292

dana & carolDana the composer and pianist, and Carol the singer songwriter together form a really beautiful and fun Christmas show that they play annually at this special place on Crystal Lake in the quaint village of Eaton NH…just over the border from the Stone Mountain Arts Center. This is a wee church, so seating is limited…a quick sell out. Advance tickets only. Speaking of tickets….again, you can only buy tickets through the Stone Mountain Arts Center box office. But again, the show is at the Little White Church. Seating is general admission (pew seating) only. There will be an after show reception at the Inn at Crystal Lake Inn right across the street …just a holly jolly hop, skip, and a jump from the church. There will be complimentery cookies and coffee and the Inn will have a late night menu available for purchase if you want a more significant snack. The Little White Church is located on route 153 in Eaton NH…for directions go to the Inn at Crystal Lake’s web site.