Calendar of Events in Mt Washington Valley

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Anywhere you go throughout Mt. Washington Valley, any season, you will find events that are unique and exciting. Some are centered in North Conway Village, with the annual Mud Bowl, Fireworks on the Fourth of July and New Year's Eve, Strawberry Festival, and more. Others make their way from North Conway to Jackson with the Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour, Art in Bloom and Inn to Inn Cookie Festival.

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JANUARY 2019


January 2 , 3 , 7 , 9 , 10 , 14 , 16 , 17 , 23 , 24 , 28 , 30 , 31

Great Glen Trails - Learn to Ski Month

1 Mount Washington Auto Road

Gorham, New Hampshire  03581


Every Monday*, Wednesday, and Thursday in January we are offering our Learn-to-Ski lesson package for FIRST TIME skiers for just $19! (regularly offered at $49).  This package includes ski, boot & pole rentals and a beginner lesson lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes.

 

 



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January 4

Benefit "Soup and Songs" Concert to Support Recovery

United Methodist Church, Center Conway, NH (East of Mill Street)


A benefit concert to support recovery services in Mt. Washington Valley featuring music by Bennett and Perkins with special guest Taylor Whiteside. Doors open at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm. Come early for a potluck dinner featuring scratch-made soups and stews and pick your own hand-thrown pottery bowls crafted by local artisans. Tickets are $25/person. All proceeds benefit MWV Supports Recovery and Memorial Hospital's New Life Prenatal Program - moving forward from addiction.



603-356-5461, x2264

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January 4 , 11 , 18 , 25

Entertainment

DeaconStreet Restaurant/Martini & Whiskey Bar


Friday night entertainment with Dennis & Davey

7:30=10:00PM

 



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January 5

Boreal Birds Field Program

Meet at Grant's Parking Lot In Glen


Boreal Birds Field Program

Saturday, January 5, 8am-noon

Meet at Grant’s parking lot in Glen

Join the Tin Mountain Bird Society for a winter birding adventure north of the notches. We will visit boreal birding hot spots off Trudeau Road outside Bethlehem to spot resident boreal songbirds, including boreal chickadees, black-backed woodpeckers, crossbills and other finches. Dress warm. Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. Call 447-6991 for reservations.  

 

Unless otherwise stated, donations of $3 a person, $5 a family are appreciated. 

The Tin Mountain Nature Program Series is sponsored by L.L. Bean and the Bank of New Hampshire. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit environmental education organization serving the greater Mount Washington Valley for over 30 years. To learn more about Tin Mountain Conservation Center and other upcoming programs call 603-447-6991, visit www.tinmountain.org, or Friend us on Facebook.

 

 



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January 5 , 12 , 19 , 26

Apres Ski with Dennis & Davey

DeaconStreet 

32 Seasey Street

North Conway Village


Apres Ski with Dennis & Davey from 4-5:30



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January 5

Great Glen Trails - Winter Trails Day

1 Mount Washington Auto Road

Gorham, New Hampshire  03581


Winter Trails Day is a FREE, one-day event where people new to snow sports can try snowshoeing and/or cross-country skiing!

To promote the health, fitness and social benefits of snow sports participation, we are offering free cross-country skiing lessons and snowshoe rentals to first-timers only on Saturday, from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

 



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January 5 , 26

Great Glen Trails - Ski with a Naturalist

1 Mount Washington Auto Road, 

Gorham, New Hampshire 03581


In conjunction with the Appalachian Mountain Club, Great Glen Trails offers you the chance to really get to know Pinkham Notch, with a FREE tour (trail pass is required). When you ski with a naturalist, you will learn about the flora and fauna that make our corner of the world so special.

 

You'll scout for tracks in the snow and learn about the different trees in the Glen. While listening for distinct bird calls, you'll truly begin to understand how the ecosystem works in Pinkham Notch. Tours are FREE with a trail pass.



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January 6 , 13 , 20 , 27

Great Glen Trails Bill Koch League - Kids in 1st -8th grade

1 Mount Washington Auto Road

Gorham, New Hampshire  03581


For 1st through 8th graders, the Great Glen BKL* Club is a weekly program that emphasizes the fun of skiing, making new friends, and learning and improving skiing skills.

(*BKL: Bill Koch League, a regional youth ski program, is named after Bill Koch, the first U.S. Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing.)

The Club meets Sunday afternoons from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Head Coach: Sue Wemyss, Great Glen Ski School Director, 1984 Olympian, over 25 years teaching & coaching skiers 

Activities include:

  • Ski skills development
  • Fun games on skis
  • Trail skiing
  • Hunts & Obstacle courses
  • Junior Sprints
  • Relay races
  • Ski jumping
  • Ski care clinics
  • Optional participation in the New England BKL Festival

 



(603) 466-3988

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January 8 , 15 , 22 , 29

Great Glen Trails - Nordic Meisters

1 Mount Washington Auto Road, 

Gorham, New Hampshire 03581


It’s our 24th year! Thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs! The series consists of eight weeks of timed runs with the six best times selected for series-end standings. With an adjustment system, all ages can compete on a level playing field. Check in every week at the rentals desk on the first floor to get your bib number. Start at the timing building in the stadium area between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:45 pm. All participants must check in with the volunteer timing crew prior to starting their timed runs. All runs must be completed by 4:00 pm. Results are emailed and posted on the website Tuesday evening and published in the Conway Daily Sun on Fridays.

Choose between the long (5.3km) or short (2.7km) course in the classic or skate technique—or ski them both.

An awards party/potluck will be held on Friday, March 15 at 5:30pm. The top three skiers in each class will receive an award. All participants completing six out of eight weeks are entered into a prize raffle. (Must be present to win, or have a really good friend willing to pick it up.) You don’t need to be fast to win your share of the prize pool!

 



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January 10

Opera Lecture Series

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

18 Bradley Street

Fryeburg, Maine2


Local opera enthusiast Joe De Vito presents his always informative and entertaining Opera Lecture Series at 3:00 pm. The lecture, which is free and open to all, will provide an in-depth analysis of Adriana Lecouvreur.



207-935-9232

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January 10

January EcoForum: What You Need to Know About Your Well Water

Nature Learning Center, Albany


January EcoForum

What You Need to Know about Your Well Water

Thursday, January 10, 12-1pm

Nature Learning Center, Albany

Abby Fopiano, NH DES’s Water Well Program Manager, will discuss what private well owners should know about maintaining and testing well health. She will also touch upon water conservation and drought issues. 

 

The EcoForum lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by The Flatbread Company of North Conway and Frontside Grind Coffee Roasters.  EcoForums are free and open to the public and are presented at noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany. The community is urged to attend to learn more about salient issues facing our natural environment and to hear the views of thought-provoking speakers.

 



603-447-6991

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January 11

Bradley Backstage: Al Hospers & Friends Jazz Band

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

18 Bradley Street

Fryeburg, Maine

 


The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center’s “Bradley Backstage” concert series presents the Al Hospers & Friends Jazz Band at 7:30 pm. Local bassist Al Hospers will be performing a concert of original jazz tunes, along with an eclectic mix of re-imagined covers. It's a retrospective of his 52-year career as a journeyman musician. The program will feature pianist Jed Wilson, Mike Sakash on saxes, and Craig Bryan on drums—all from the acclaimed Bradley Jazz Collective. They will be joined by long-time collaborators and friends Jeff Loewer on vibraphone/percussion and guitarist Jarrod Taylor. Bradley Backstage concerts 'flip' the theater and seat the audience on stage with the performers, creating a much more intimate and unforgettable live concert experience. Order tickets online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or call the box office at 207-935-9232. $15-Adults, $5-Students (General Admission)



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January 12

Met Opera Live in HD: Adriana Lecouvreur

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center
18 Bradley Street
Fryeburg, Maine


The Met Opera Live in HD presents Adriana Lecouvreur at 1:00 pm. Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczala as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed …” $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students. Order tickets online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or call the box office at 207-935-9232.



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January 17

Geology of the Presidential Range

Nature Learning Center - Albany


Geology of the Presidential Range

Thursday, January 17, 7pm

Nature Learning Center, Albany

They may be covered in snow currently, but there is a lot to discover about the geology of the White Mountain’s Presidential Range. Dr. Dykstra Eusden, Professor of Geology at Bates College and author of several books on the geology of the White Mountains, will discuss the bedrock history and ancient tectonics of the Presidential Range.

 

Unless otherwise stated, donations of $3 a person, $5 a family are appreciated. 

 

The Tin Mountain Nature Program Series is sponsored by L.L. Bean and the Bank of New Hampshire. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit environmental education organization serving the greater Mount Washington Valley for over 30 years. To learn more about Tin Mountain Conservation Center and other upcoming programs call 603-447-6991, visit www.tinmountain.org, or Friend us on Facebook.

 

 



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January 19

Glacial Geology Field Program

Meet At Grant's Parking Lot In Glen.  Hike to summit of

Mt. Williard.


Glacial Geology Field Program

Saturday, January 19, 9am-1pm

Meet at Grant’s parking lot in Glen 

Join Tin Mountain for an on the ground look at the geologic history of the White Mountains, from tectonic plates to glaciers. Hike to the summit of Mount Willard for a view of the glacial U-shaped valley of Crawford Notch. Pack water, a lunch, and layers. Snowshoes or microspikes are recommended. The hike is 3.2 miles roundtrip and moderately strenuous. Call 447-6991 for reservations. 

 

Unless otherwise stated, donations of $3 a person, $5 a family are appreciated. 

 

The Tin Mountain Nature Program Series is sponsored by L.L. Bean and the Bank of New Hampshire. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit environmental education organization serving the greater Mount Washington Valley for over 30 years. To learn more about Tin Mountain Conservation Center and other upcoming programs call 603-447-6991, visit www.tinmountain.org, or Friend us on Facebook.

 

 



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January 19

Great Glen Trails Evening Snowshoe Tour

1 Mount Washington Auto Road

Gorham, New Hampshire  03581


Experience the wonder of a nighttime winter walk. Join a Naturalist from the Appalachian Mountain Club on a guided snowshoe tour. We will use our senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails while listening for owls calling and exploring our senses.

  • Tours depart at 7:00 pm please plan to arrive by 6:30 pm if you need rentals.
  • $12 per person over 12, free under 12
  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • Snowshoe rentals: $10
  • Our maximum number of participants is 20
  • No dogs, please


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January 19

Hearthside Dinner

58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth, NH 03886


Using traditional means, tools and recipes, assist in preparing, then savor, a 19th-century-style meal cooked in our open hearth—a very special, educational, fun and delicious evening for a small group of participants.

COST: $65 per person
To make a reservation, please call (603) 323-7591.
Payment is due when reservation is made.
A BYOB-friendly event. 

SCHEDULED DATES

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 4–8PM
Reservations close Friday, January 11, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 4–8PM
Reservations close Friday, February 15, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 4–8PM
Reservations close Friday, March 8, 2019



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January 19 , 20

Great Glen Trails - Women's Winter Escape

1 Mount Washington Auto Road, 

Gorham, New Hampshire 03581


Women’s Winter Escape at Great Glen is a unique chance to learn and take part in a variety of activities with other women in small groups, providing for personalized attention from expert instructors.

    •    For women only
    •    Small groups with individualized attention
    •    Skate skiing clinics
    •    Classic cross-country skiing clinics
    •    Downhill skills clinics
    •    Snowshoe tours led by a naturalist
    •    Yoga
    •    Lunch
    •    Sip & shop
    •    And more!


The activities include a variety of ski clinics for classic and skate techniques, beginner through advanced, snowshoeing led by a naturalist, yoga; snow tubing, pre- and post-activity stretching, lunch, and an après ski wine and cheesegathering with discounted shopping in the Great Glen Outfitter Shop. Women’s Winter Escape is limited to twenty participants, ensuring a low instructor to student ratio for maximum learning.

All women will make their clinic selections at Saturday morning check-in on January 13. Participant numbers are limited in each clinic, to assure personalized attention and instruction during clinics. 

The following day, Sunday, January 14, Great Glen hosts an equipment demo, with ski and snowshoe products from Atomic, Fischer, Rossignol, Salomon, Swix and Tubbs available to take out and test on the trails. Participants in Saturday’s Women’s Winter Escape will receive their free trail pass for Sunday, enabling them access to the equipment demo with no extra charge.

The cost for Women’s Winter Escape is $89.  

This includes: On Saturday; trail pass, all clinics, ski and snowshoe rentals, a light continental breakfast, lunch, après-activity refreshments, shopping discount, and commemorative SKIDA headwear. On Sunday; trail pass, access to all demo equipment from the above visiting companies.

 



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January 20

Great Glen Trails - Nordic Demo Day

1 Mount Washington Auto Road, 

Gorham, New Hampshire

03581


Demo Day will feature representatives with the latest in skis, boots, poles, wax and accessories.

Great Glen Outfitters carries most of the items that will be featured during Demo Day, and the staff will be available to help with packages and sizing and to answer any additional questions.

 



603-466-3988

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January 20

World Snow Day

1 Mount Washington Auto Road, 

Gorham, New Hampshire

03581


Come and ski or snowshoe our trails to celebrate World Snow Day! 



603-466-3988

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January 20

Mount Washington Auto Road - Sunrise SnowCoach Tours

1 Mount Washington Auto Road, 

Gorham, New Hampshire

03581


Our experienced SnowCoach drivers will take you to treeline (weather permitting) at 4,200 feet on the Mt. Washington Auto Road for a chance to watch the sun rise. We leave promptly at 6:30 am in January and 5:45 am in February from the base lodge, and will not hold back the trip as we need to keep a tight schedule throughout the day for all our guests. 

Even if we don't actually get to the see the sun rise, you can be sure the early morning lighting at treeline will make for incredible and unforgettable scenes. Although you are riding in a heated van, you should dress warm as you will have an opportunity to get out of the SnowCoach for pictures and to experience the weather on Mount Washington. 

 



603-466-3988

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January 20

Mount Washington Auto Road - World Snow Day

1 Mount Washington Auto Road, 

Gorham, New Hampshire

03581


Come experience a winter at new heights. Take a SnowCoach up Mount Washington for a once in a lifetime adventure! 



603-466-3988

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January 24

Bears of Katmai

Nature Learning Center, Albany


Bears of Katmai

Thursday, January 24, 7pm

Nature Learning Center, Albany

Katmai National Park is a spectacular four million acre national park and preserve located on the Alaska Peninsula in southwest Alaska. Katmai is famous for its geology, salmon and the world’s largest protected population of brown bears, estimated at 2,200 individuals. David Govatski will discuss his visit to the region as well as how to go about planning a trip to an area as remote as Katmai.

 

Unless otherwise stated, donations of $3 a person, $5 a family are appreciated. 

 

The Tin Mountain Nature Program Series is sponsored by L.L. Bean and the Bank of New Hampshire. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit environmental education organization serving the greater Mount Washington Valley for over 30 years. To learn more about Tin Mountain Conservation Center and other upcoming programs call 603-447-6991, visit www.tinmountain.org, or Friend us on Facebook.

 

 



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January 25

Tin Mountain's Environmental Trivia

Tuckerman Brewery


Tin Mountain's Environmental Trivia

Friday, January 25, 6:30pm -8:30pm

Tuckerman Brewery 

$5/person suggested donation. Trivia starts at 7pm. Come with a team, or join one when you arrive! Thanks to Tuckerman Brewery, a portion of all beer sales will also go towards Tin Mountain. 

 

 



603-447-6991

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January 26

In Search of Winter Wanderers: Winter Tracking

Nature Learning Center - Albany


In Search of Winter Wanderers: Winter Tracking

Saturday, January 26, 9am-1pm

Nature Learning Center, Albany

Join Master Naturalist Rick Van de Poll for a comprehensive program on northern New England's winter-active furbearers. This combination slide and outdoor program will cover the basic life histories of two dozen mammals we are likely to see in winter by virtue of their tracks and signs. The hour-long indoor program will precede a 2 - 3 hour field excursion at Tin Mountain's Bear Paw Conservation Land on the Maine/New Hampshire border. Come dressed for being out in winter weather - we will go out! Call 447-6991 for reservations. 

 

Unless otherwise stated, donations of $3 a person, $5 a family are appreciated. 

 

The Tin Mountain Nature Program Series is sponsored by L.L. Bean and the Bank of New Hampshire. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit environmental education organization serving the greater Mount Washington Valley for over 30 years. To learn more about Tin Mountain Conservation Center and other upcoming programs call 603-447-6991, visit www.tinmountain.org, or Friend us on Facebook.

 

 



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January 26

Mount Washington Auto Road - Otto Road GBA Ski Mountaineering

1 Mount Washington Auto Road, 

Gorham, New Hampshire

03581

 


The event will begin at noon (facility will open for use at 8:30am) and you can race or skin socially at your own pace -- to any distance you so choose. Those crazy enough to bag the summit will go 7.6 miles and earn bragging rights for the longest vertical foot descent back to the Auto Road Toll House (4,618 feet to be exact). Others can hit treeline at 4 miles (and warm-up in a SnowCoach). Whatever you do, we'll have hot showers, beer, food, live music, and prizes, all back at the Base Lodge from 4-7pm - all as part of one ticket.



603-466-3988

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January 26

White Horse Fundraiser with the Manchester Monarchs!

555 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101


Please join White Horse Addiction Center in fight against drug addiction.  We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing effective resources to those with substance use disorders.  Our goal is helping individuals and families find a way to live a life of recovery and prevent substance misuse.  

 

You can support us by purchasing your Manchester Monarch ticket for January 26 at 6:00 pm.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the programs for recovery at White Horse Addiction Center.  

 

Join us on Faith & Family Night at SNHU Arena for lots of fun!  Come visit our table and meet our staff.  We look forward to seeing you there.  

 

Please go to the "Select Seats" button to purchase your tickets.  Thank you for your support.

 

Any questions please contact Chris Dillon with the MAnchester Monarchs at 603-626-7825 ext 6115 or by email at cdillon@manchestermonarchs.com

 



603-626-7825 ext 6115

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January 31

Opera Lecture Series

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center
18 Bradley Street
Fryeburg, Maine


Local opera enthusiast Joe De Vito presents his always informative and entertaining Opera Lecture Series at 3:00 pm. The lecture, which is free and open to all, will provide an in-depth analysis of Carmen.



207-935-9232

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January 31

Screening: Run Wild Run Free

Whitney Community Center, Jackson


Screening: Run Wild Run Free

Thursday, January 31, 6:30pm

Whitney Community Center, Jackson

Over 60 years ago America was in the peak of the industrial revolution and the nation’s waterways were dying from dams, water diversions and pollution. Run Wild Run Free takes the viewer through the history and current state of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act that sought to protect these waterways. Join Tin Mountain, the Jackson Conservation Commission, and former Director of Research for the AMC, Dr. Kenneth Kimball, for this celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. 

 

 

Unless otherwise stated, donations of $3 a person, $5 a family are appreciated. 

 

The Tin Mountain Nature Program Series is sponsored by L.L. Bean and the Bank of New Hampshire. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit environmental education organization serving the greater Mount Washington Valley for over 30 years. To learn more about Tin Mountain Conservation Center and other upcoming programs call 603-447-6991, visit www.tinmountain.org, or Friend us on Facebook.

 

 



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