Category Archives: Local Fundraisers

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!

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.

47th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale

eastern slope ski clubNORTH CONWAY NH – 47th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale set for Nov. 10th & 11th. The Eastern Slope Ski Club (ESSC) will be hosting its 47th annual gear sale at the (NEW) North Conway Community Center on Friday, November 10th (3pm-8pm) and Saturday, November 11th (9am-12pm).

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 8th and Thursday, November 9th 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 soon 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 Saturday, November 11th between 4pm-6pm. PICK-UP IS ON A NEW DAY AND TIME, please take note. Anything NOT picked up will be considered a donation, and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the ESSC.

Questions? Message us on Facebook for a quick response!

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