Category Archives: Local Events

29th Annual Chocolate Festival – Sunday, February 25, 2018

Wow… it is exciting to think this event has been gaining popularity for almost thirty years! People come from great distances to cross country ski, snowshoe or drive from inn-to-inn along the trails of our 45 KM network to enjoy the spectacular scenery, warm hospitality, and great chocolate treats at stops throughout the network, most located along the trails.

Known by many as the ‘Sweetest Day on the Trails”, this may be the only day of the year when chocolate indulgence is totally guilt-free! Chocoholics cross country ski or snowshoe the trails to enjoy chocolate prepared every way imaginable. Many return year after year to enjoy the Chocolate Festival, often returning with a larger group of friends each time! Trailside businesses prepare a variety of goodies from hundreds of pounds of chocolate!

Complete info here

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at King Pine – 4:00pm to 9:00pm

New Year's Eve Family Celebration at King PineThis New Year’s Eve, King Pine invites families to ring in the New Year with an evening of skiing, riding, music and fun – complete with torchlight parade and fireworks!

4 – 9 p.m. – $19 per Junior, $29 per Adult
Moonlight 4 Pack available – 4 friends or family get 4 night lift tickets for only $66!

A New Year’s Eve ticket includes:

Activities for the entire family!

  • Night skiing and riding from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Outdoor music and campfire at the base of King Pine
  • Torchlight parade begins at 9:00 p.m. – first 100 people meet at 8:45 p.m. at the top of the Open Slope.
  • Skiers MUST be able to ski an intermediate Blue Square trail in the dark!Hi-intensity glow sticks will be used.
  • Fireworks to follow torchlight parade at 9:20 p.m.
  • Toast to the New Year at the Trail’s End Tavern!

Additional New Year’s Eve Activities

Torchlight Tubing: Tickets are just $19 per person for each 2-hour session. Tubes are provided by King Pine. One rider per tube. Please reserve at (603) 367-8896 x247

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

Schouler Park Tree Lighting – November 24th

NORTH CONWAY NH – The official beginning of the Holiday Season starts with the Shouler Park Skating Rink Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 and Tree Lighting at Schouler Park, North Conway Village at 5:00 PM

Join the Shops of Norcross Circle for their Snowflake Festival with activities planned all afternoon before the ribbon cutting and tree lighting.

Community Celebrations Caretakers

Presenting Caretakers

TOWN of CONWAY, PAINCARE MWV PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION

Spirit of Community Caretakers

North Conway Hannaford, Northway Bank, Eastern Slope Inn, Public Service of New Hampshire, Badger Realty, North Conway Village Association, 93.5, Magic 104 and Valley Information Radio

Community Connector Caretakers

MUDDY MOOSE RESTAURANT, ZEB’S GENERAL STORE, VARSITY BEVERAGE, FIELDS OF AMBROSIA,         THE CONWAY DAILY SUN, THE MOUNTAIN EAR, GAMWELL,CAPUTO,SIEK & CO. CPA’S, HANCOCK LUMBER, VITO MARCELLO’A ITALIAN BISTRO

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!

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.”