NORTH CONWAY NH – The White Mountains Community College in collaboration with the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce is presenting the White Mountains Outdoor, Health, and Wellness Fest. This unique festival is a timely and affordable opportunity to share your Recreational, Health and Wellness services, mindful products and healing arts to show support to the MWV Community and beyond. It will be the perfect time of year, everyone is ready to get out, enjoy the fresh air and reconnect with each other. Outdoor enthusiasts, health conscience, gardeners, pet lovers, artists, nutritionists, and the like, come and join in!

Vendor Square Day: July 17, 2021 | 10am-4pm | Schouler Park, North Conway NH

Schedule of Events & Vendors

Registration for the Vendor Square is closed. All inquiries should be forwarded to [email protected]

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AMERICAN BLUES AND SWING REVIVAL BIG BAND

NORTH CONWAY NH – Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. Singer Phil Pemberton brings his sweet and soulful vocals and adds another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor.

With a non-stop performance schedule for over 50 years, Roomful of Blues has earned critical, popular and radio success and a legion of fans across the globe. According to DownBeat magazine, Roomful of Blues “are in a class by themselves.” With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I ever heard.” Since 1967, the group’s deeply rooted blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it 5 Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including 7 Blues Music Awards and the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll for “Best Blues Band”.

OPENING ACT AT 6 PM: Bennett & Perkins

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE AT 12 PM ON THE DAY OF EACH CONCERT. TICKETS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE FRONT GATE WHEN THE VENUE OPENS AT 5:30 PM. ***

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: This is an outdoor concert at the base of the North Slope at Cranmore Mountain. Our concerts are ‘rain or shine’ with the exception of rare circumstances, so concertgoers are advised to come prepared as they would to any outdoor event. Please note that Cranmore Mountain has a strict ‘No Dogs Except Service Dogs’ policy. Seating is not provided at the venue, so concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the property. Select food and beers are available for purchase on the Zip’s Pub deck. Parking is free.

 For more information please visit www.artsjubilee.org.

Valley Pride Day

NORTH CONWAY NH – Valley Pride Day is an annual litter clean up day in the Mount Washington Valley and western Maine that will take place May 7, 2022. Everyone comes out to clean a stretch of road in their community. Participating towns will each have a contact person who will provide a masks-on supplies distribution process. Follow our page for details.

The 2022 event is committed to keeping participants safe and thus will not be holding a large group public celebration. Every spring community members, young and old, come together and work to keep our corner of the world clean and beautiful.

Save the Date! Spread the word! Sign up to act as Lead Contact for your town. Seeking volunteers to post flyers in each town. FMI [email protected]

Red Parka Challenge Cup Race

BARTLETT NH – The Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Committee is happy to be presenting the 47th Annual Challenge Cup Race. The committee is setting a modest fundraising goal of $10,000 and “Bump It Up” yet again this year.

Important

  • MASKING POLICY WILL FOLLOW VAIL’S PROTOCOLS ON THE EVENT DAY
  • Racers that deferred their enry fees from the 2020 event will have that credit used for their 2022 entry. The credit should show when you sign into your SkiReg account.

***UPDATE*** As of 1/14/21
Due to rise in COVID cases, there will be no Bib Draw at the Red Parka Pub the night before the race or skier buffet and raffle/auction after the race this year in Ptarmigan’s Pub. PLEASE REVIEW ALL INFORMATION BELOW TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS YEAR’S RACE WILL OPERATE.

Registration

  • All registered racers get a full day lift ticket to Attitash and guaranteed two runs on the race course. Additionally, registered racers will receive a race hat and be eligible to win raffles. This is an age 21+ race.
  • Registration closes at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, March 16th. There will be no Bib Draw event at the Red Parka Pub. There will be no day-of registrations for the 2022 race.
  • All proceeds from the race benefit the Eastern Slope Ski Club. There are no entry refunds.
  • All racers must pick up their bib and sign a Vail Resorts Race Waiver prior to the race in the South Wing of the Attitash Base Lodge. Registration is open 7:30am-8:30am

Red Parka Challenge Cup Website

The Tuckerman Inferno

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – The Tuckerman Inferno, an evolution of the original American Inferno ski races of the 1930s, consists of:

  • 6-mile fat bike ride at Great Glen Trails
  • 6-mile freestyle cross country ski at Great Glen Trails
  • 5-mile backcountry snowshoe from Great Glen Trails to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
  • 3+-mile mountain run up the Tuckerman Trail to Mount Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine
  • A ski/snowboard mountaineering race with a giant slalom component in and/or around Tuckerman Ravine.

Skiers and snowboarders will continue down the Sherburne ski trail to a finish at the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center.

Up to 600 athletes will compete–solo, or in relay teams–for a one-thousand-dollar cash prize, plus various additional prizes, and a chance to become the next Tuckerman or Tuckerwoman champion.

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Comedian Bob Marley

Bob is not just our Maine comedian, he is one of the funniest people in the current world of comedy. His viral videos have thrust him into further popularity as one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. But we are lucky he will still come to us! You know’em, you love’m…more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Maine’s own Bob Marley has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. But all those accolades aside, he is just one of us, and we can’t get enough of him. And geesh don’t we all need to laugh right now. Always a quick sell out!

Location: Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, ME
Date: February 17th
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Olympian Sue Wemyss

A talk and book signing with local Olympian Sue Wemyss

Fifty-three American women have participated in cross-country skiing in the Winter Olympics between 1972 and 2018. In 2018, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall won Olympic gold in the Team Sprint in South Korea, the first Olympic medal for U.S. women’s cross-country skiing. Five decades of women skiers stood up and cheered, celebrating this long sought-after achievement. Trail to Gold shares the collective journey of these women Olympians—with the skiers themselves telling the story.

Sue Wemyss is the Ski School Director at Great Glen Trails, and has been helping skiers improve their cross country skills since 1984, while still a member of the U.S. Ski Team. After taking up cross country skiing at Middlebury College, Sue raced internationally for four years, competing in the 1984 Olympics, the 1985 World Championships and the season-long World Cup series from 1983 through 1986. Her first junior coaching position was in Sun Valley Idaho in 1987. Since then she has ski instructed and coached skiers of all ages in Colorado, Maine and New Hampshire. Her junior coaching has included middle and high school ski teams. She is in her second decade leading Great Glen’s youth ski program, the Great Glen Bill Koch League Club. She has taught skiing at Snow Mountain Ranch and Devil’s Thumb in Colorado, Black Mountain in Maine and is in her 22nd year of instructing at Great Glen. She loves working with skiers of all abilities, from first-timers to the advanced and experienced racers. She has a particular soft spot for working with elementary aged skiers, with whom she can share her playfulness and love of the sport. She enjoys leading Great Glen’s women’s groups both on and off snow, and providing one-on-one attention in private lesson settings.

Date: February 25th 2022
Location: The Glen House Speaker Series (co-hosted by Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center) features three speakers from our local community and highlight topics of interest. All talks are hosted at the Glen House Hotel and are free and open to the public. Masks are recommended.
Time: 7:30pm