Category Archives: Local Fundraisers

Storybook Character Breakfast Series

INTERVALE-NH – Join us at the Theater in the Wood to meet some of your favorite Storybook Characters!

Storybook CharactersEach week you can have a tasty pancake breakfast with a new group of friends enjoying our own 100-Acre Wood Maple Syrup! Fill your plates, gather around the stage and enjoy a storybook reading with a meet & greet to follow.

Plus, you have use of the 100-Acre Wood Trail System for the entire day!

March 2 – Cat in the Hat

March 9 – Curious George

March 16 – Cinderella

March 23 – Winnie the Pooh & Piglet

March 30 – Peter Pan

April 6 – Beauty & the Beast

April 13 – Tigger & Eeyore

April 20 – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

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2019 Mount Washington Valley Mr. Pageant

INTERVALE NH – The 2019 Mount Washington Valley Mr. Pageant will be held on Sunday, March 24 at Theater in the Wood in Intervale. This event is open to Mount Washington Valley men ages 18 and older, regardless of marital status. Each contestant will represent a Mount Washington Valley Promotions member non-profit organization and the winner’s organization will receive a $500.00 cash donation. SCORING BREAKDOWN

Personal Interview: 30% of Overall Score
Each contestant will be interviewed by the Event Judges in a panel forum. The Judges will be scoring each contestant on his ability to talk with a board and answer questions about his interests and the organization he is representing. No questions will be asked that require a “right” answer. The Judges will be looking for good eye contact and body posture, as well as speaking and thinking ability. Continue reading 2019 Mount Washington Valley Mr. Pageant

Red Parka Challenge Cup Race – March 15th

Red Parka Challenge Cup Race - March 15thBARTLETT NH – For 46 years, The Red Parka Challenge Cup Race has offered themost exciting dual slalom race in the East.  It is also arguably the longest running race.  And all proceeds benefit the Eastern Slope Ski Club’s Jr Ski program.

Qualifiers begin at 9:30 am followed by several categories of head to head dual slalom in the afternoon.  This is a great spectator event, too with superb viewing at the pro-style jump. Continue reading Red Parka Challenge Cup Race – March 15th

Mount Washington Auto Road – Winter Charity Day

PINKHAM NOTCH NH – The Great Glen Trails Winter Charity Day Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 8:30am – 3:00pm is an event which celebrates active lives, and promotes the spirit of giving.

We invite you to make a donation to the charity of your choice, and then join us on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm for a full day of fun—come ski and snowshoe on our scenic trail system, take some runs on our tubing hill, enjoy a catered lunch, and take an exciting ride on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach. Or, simply join us in our cozy lodge for board games, good food and a fun-filled day with friends, both new and old. Continue reading Mount Washington Auto Road – Winter Charity Day

Tin Mountain First Season Benefit Dinner Auction

FRYEBURG, ME – Teach, explore research, protect, Tin Mountain inspires!

Tin Mountain Conservation CenterCome celebrate spring at Tin Mountain’s First Season Benefit Dinner Auction on Saturday, March 9 at 5pm at the Fryeburg Academy Ada Wadsworth Arena. The First Season Benefit Dinner & Auction provides critical support for Tin Mountain’s environmental education programs offered to area children and adults. Tickets are $75 each and reservations and prepayment are requested. For reservations call Tin Mountain at 603-447-6991.

Enjoy good cheer and bid on hundreds of exciting items donated by local businesses and craftspeople. Tin Mountain’s First Season Festival Dinner Auction is the premier auction in the greater Mount Washington Valley and is considered one of the finest social gatherings of the season, with an enthusiastic crowd of 400. Mountain Top Strings will perform delightful music as attendees mingle in a forest-like setting. A festive burst of color on tables ushers in spring.

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Presented by: Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Location: Fryeburg Academy
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 5:00pm

Jens Friends 21st Annual Climb Against Cancer – September 15th

Jens’ Friends Climb Against CancerNORTH CONWAY NH – The Climb Against Cancer is an annual event held in September at Cranmore Mountain Resort. It has become symbolic of the hurdles that cancer patients, survivors, and their families must overcome to win the battle against cancer. Many people participate to celebrate survivorship; others come to commemorate the lives of those who lost the battle with cancer. And still others hike to raise money for their friends and neighbors who are being helped by Jen’s Friends. People of all ages participate, and many bring their four-legged family members.

The hike up and down the slopes of Cranmore Mountain is approximately three miles. Participants may choose to hike the entire or partial route.

Kennett Field Hockey TeamThose who hike to the top of the mountain will be rewarded with picturesque views of Mt. Washington, the Presidential Range, Mt. Chocorua and the Moat Mountain range. They will also be entertained with live performances by local singers and dancers. Snacks and water are also provided.

After the hike, participants are treated to lunch and more live entertainment. Awards and prizes are also given out to the teams and individuals who raised the most money.

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5th Annual North Conway Strawberry Festival – June 30th

NORTH CONWAY NH – Summertime treats for the family.
Strawberry Smoothies, Strawberry Shortcake,
Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate, Hotdogs and Chips.
FREE from 11 am to 4 pm: 
Music, Games, Strolling Magician,
Display of Antique Cars/Wagons and more.

Raffle, local crafters and a White Elephant Table.
All proceeds will benefit the community programs of Vaughan Services
including the Food Pantry and affordable daycare.
Bring the family to this uniquely Americana Festival!

Click for more info: www.firstchurchnc.com/

Wildquack Duck Race & Music Festival – May 27th

JACKSON NH – Presenting our ALL NEW… Wildquack Duck Race & Music Festival. As if the Duck Races, Food Vendors, Kids Games, Traveling Train Rides, Face Painting, Parade Watching and more was not enough… we have gone ahead and made it even more enticing to come to this event. How about this for an incredible musical experience: First up… Jon Sarty and the White Mountain Boys starting at 10 AM, finishing up around Noon, then we’ll introduce FourFeetTwoShoes with Dennis & Davey. That’s right… our very own Home Town favorite entertainers. You won’t want to miss this new and exciting event… bring your dancing shoes, blankets, chairs and prepare for a fun filled sensational day in the park.

Duck Race time for Big Ducks is still 1:45 PM and then the Regular and Olympic Ducks go down the river promptly at 2 PM. Rob and Andrew Clark will be back as our infamous MC’s. Duck Tickets are on sale under our tickets/gifts page on this website. Hope to see you there.

Location: Jackson Village Park
Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Time: 9:00am

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!