JACKSON NH – In this weekend workshop, students will learn how to use color, value and a variety of watercolor techniques to portray the soft glowing effect of a Winter evening.

Participants will start with drawing and breaking the image down into value patterns and then move on to painting. The instructor will be doing demos throughout the class. Students will be working from photographs of a city or town on a wintery night. The instructor will supply photos, or you can bring your own. (If you bring your own, don’t shy away from people and cars, or signs) Terri will also be demonstrating a drawing techniqe to make things look accurate in the photo. By the end of the weekend you will leave with at least one finished painting.  Please bring $10 payable to the instructor to cover a large sheet of Arches, 140lb watercolor paper, painting board and use of masking fluid. This class is for all levels from the beginner student to the intermediate. The instructor will work with you at your level. Class size will be limited to allow for individual attention.

Sat Feb 29 & Sun., March 1, 9am-4pm, $265 (deadline for sign up, Feb 24)
603 387 3463

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New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition

New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition

JACKSON NH – Black Mountain will play host to one of our favorite winter events… The 20th New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition! Partake in skiing and riding as well as perusing the beautiful snow sculptures. This is a Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce event sponsored by Black Mountain & Nordic Village.

This incredible winter event begins on Friday January 24th at noon when teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States will converge on Jackson Village. Team will sculpt throughout the weekend and finish up at noon on Sunday the 26th. Spectators are welcome to view the entire process but to see finished pieces it is recommended you come back on Sunday the 26th. See first hand how our sculptors take 8 foot 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 the 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 12 or more teams for 2020 and a spectacular show! Check back often for more updates as this is our 20th Anniversary of the event and we will be sure to celebrate it with some exciting enhancements.

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Acoustic Nuisance Kevin Dolan, Davey Armstrong, and Simon CrawfordJACKSON NH – A night with Acoustic Nuisance 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!

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JACKSON NH – What is the Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour all about?

Jingle Bell Chocolate TourJackson Village and Nestlenook Farm Resort have been putting on this incredible chocolaty delicious sleigh ride for more than 16 years. This event started with one sleigh going out twice on one day. Now sleighs go out 6 times per day for 8 days. This event is an Austrian horse drawn sleigh ride through Jackson Village. You start this enchanted journey by checking in at Nestlenook’s Gazebo. You will walk into the Gazebo finding a heath side fire to warm you and the entire Gazebo filled with Christmas and Holiday decorations. Here you will pick up your first home-made chocolate treasure and a festive bag to use for any uneaten chocolates collected on your sleigh ride. You may sit in the sleigh found in the Gazebo and have family Christmas Holiday photos taken. Then you board your assigned sleigh and your magical journey begins…

Where does the Sleigh Ride Go?

You will be whisked away in your Austrian Horse drawn sleigh up, up and away to Jackson Village. Your sleighs will stop at the Inn at Jackson, the Wildcat Inn & Tavern, The Wentworth, An Elegant Country Inn, J-Town Deli & Country Store, Jackson Ski Touring Foundation sponsored by the Eagle Mountain House, the Snowflake Inn, and the RiverWood Inn. At each stop you do not have to get in and out of the sleighs… at each business the proprietors will bring you your next home-made chocolate treasures. Sleighs return to Nestlenook for disembarking.

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MicromasséJACKSON NH – Micromassé is a trio of accomplished musicians offering a fresh new sound that is nostalgically analog, worldly and explosively modern. Combining the classic sound of the Hammond Organ with dynamic electric guitar and infectious drums; Micromassé strives to bring instrumental music to new frontiers while maintaining a positive groove and a fun vibe.Micromassé has garnered superlative reviews to their recordings and concerts. They have shared the stage with Charlie Hunter, Bombino the Fogcutters and Moon Hootch and delighted audiences with their energetic performances and fiery compositions.

Band Members:
Peter Dugas – Organ
Chris Sweet – Drums
Max Cantlin – Guitar

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Your Host Jonathan Sarty opens the show

Concert is $10/person, and does not include the cost of dinner. Reservations are required; call the Wildcat Tavern 603-383-4245.