Paddy O'Paws Virtual Auction - March 25th

Conway, NH – The Conway Area Humane Society invites you to join one of our biggest annual events to help animals in need.

Year after year, our mission remains the same – we strive to save as many animals as our budget will allow. This work is made possible with the help of our community members and the beloved fundraising events we host, such as Paddy O’Paws.

Sponsored by Granite State Contract Furnishings! Please help us make this event fun and successful by attending our first ever Paddy O’Paws Live Virtual Auction! Join us on March 25th at 7pm for a live auction and tales from our shelter, including a heartwarming story about Seraphina, the fire kitty.

Executive Director, Tim Westwig, and co-host Knute Ogren will keep you entertained while sharing the spotlight with guest speaker Thom Pollard! We invite you to an important evening of community-centered fun that you can attend right from your couch, cuddled up beside your furriest family members.

Bidding starts now! Sign up here: https://event.gives/paddyopaws

Local restaurants have partnered with CAHS and will offer take out dining options for the big night! Before the event begins, place an order to go with any of these establishments. CAHS will receive a portion of these proceeds. Bone Appetit!

The Tuckerman Inferno

Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire – Friends of Tuckerman Ravine, a Conway, New Hampshire based non-profit organization, is celebrating the 20th running of the Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon race presented by Burgeon Outdoor—to be held, after a one-year break, on March 20, 2021—with a reimagined format and course. The Tuckerman Inferno, an evolution of the original American Inferno ski races of the 1930s, will now consist of a 6-mile fat bike ride and a 6-mile freestyle cross country ski at Great Glen Trails; a 5-mile snowshoe from Great Glen Trails across Connie’s Way backcountry ski trail; and a 3+-mile mountain run up the Tuckerman Trail to Mount Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine. The final leg is 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.

To mark the 2nd decennial, FOTR has reimagined the race as a celebration of the winter sports available on Mount Washington and the Presidential Range. The new format moves the event off of public roads and onto the eastern slopes of Mount Washington. 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.

Two classes of racers will be available this year: solos and relay teams of 2, 3, 4 or 5 people. The solo registration fee is $200.00 and the team registration fee is $500.00. Online registration is available for 30 days at www.friendsoftuckermanravine.org. Registration is capped at 200 bib numbers and opens February 20th, 2021.

Race registration and bib pick-up will begin at Ragged Mountain Equipment, in Intervale, on Friday, March 19, 2021, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m..  Ledge Brewing Company, also in Intervale, NH, is hosting the outdoor awards gathering, carefully following COVID-19 protocols, starting at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 20, 2021.

FOTR is following the Governor’s Economic Reopening Task Force COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Road Races. Spectators are welcome at any and all transition points and are asked to follow physical distancing guidance and remain spaced 6 feet or more apart, not approach racing participants, and avoid physical contact with participants (i.e. no high-fives). Maps will be available on Friday evening and on the website.

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Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition

JACKSON NH –
This Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce event will be held at Black Mountain Ski Area in Jackson and offers skiing and snowboarding options during the competition.

The event begins on Friday January 29th at noon with teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States. The team will sculpt throughout the weekend and finish at noon on Sunday. Spectators are welcome to view the entire process but welcome to return on Sunday the 31st for the finished products. 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. Please be aware that weather is a factor and we can not guarantee how long the snow sculptures will remain. The sculptures will be lit at night for 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.

Bring the kids!

There will be scavenger hunts for the kids, and other exciting things to do. Admission for viewing is free but donations are welcome. Please note that lift tickets at Black Mountain are sold separately. We invite the public to attend the welcome dinner on Saturday evening and the awards banquet on Sunday afternoon… venue to be announced. For updates please check back often.

For more up to the moment details for the upcoming January 2021 event please check back. The venue will be posted by April 1st, 2020!

north conway fireworks

NORTH CONWAY NH – Celebrate the spirit of unity the Valley is known for with fireworks on December 31st.

Fireworks will be shot from the North Conway Golf Course, and can be seen as far as West Side Rd. to Cranmore Mountain to Depot Street. Enjoy them from your car or follow social distancing mandates if you choose to stand in Schouler Park and watch. While watching, think of those we’ve lost, those they’ve left behind, our essential and frontline workers; and a brighter future to come.
Schouler Park
North Conway Village
Shop Local

NORTH CONWAY NH – On November 1, the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) launched its Shop*Indie*Local holiday campaign, urging individuals and businesses to shift their holiday spending to locally owned and independent businesses.