Calendar of Events in Mt Washington Valley



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COVID-19 UPDATE:
Many local events are either cancelled or postponed. Some have been reformatted to a virtual event. Please check with each individual business to confirm.


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AUGUST 2020


August 11 , 18 , 25

Mason & Mason Insurance Summer Mountain Bike Series

Great Glen Trails

1 Mount Washington Auto Road

Gorham, NH 03581


Tuesdays, July 7th - August 25th 2020

3:30pm - 7:00pm

 A weekly mountain biking series from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday. Riders compete against the clock in this fun, easy going series. With a mix of carriage roads, three courses to choose from, and the most beautiful scenery, you definitely want to make this your Tuesday night tradition. This series is open to all ages and abilities.  Complete 5 out of 8 weeks to become eligible for the prize lottery. This is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) event. Rentals will not be available for the race series.

 



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Click for more info: www.greatglentrails.com/bikerace

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August 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 , 15

Alternative Mt. Washington Century+ (MWC+)

Anywhere

Registration is open for the Alternative Mt. Washington Century+ (MWC+) presented by Tin Mountain Conservation Center.  For their $50 registration fee, each rider will receive a ‘Goodie Bag’ to help him/her complete ride.  We invite individuals and groups, as well as beginner and experienced riders to participate in the fun.  The event begins on Saturday, July 25, 2020 the date of the original Mt. Washington Century+ and officially ends on Saturday, August 15, 2020; the date of the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, another event cancelled by the uninvited Covid virus. We’ve set it up for success as you can do it in a day, weekend, week or a combination of any or all of the above. Visit https://www.bikereg.com/mount-washington-century to register for the Alternative Mt. Washington Century+ (MWC+).  Fill in the information and get ready to have a great and informative ride.  Invite your family, friends and fellow cyclists to join in the fun. 

For the $50 registration fee, riders will get some of what they will need to complete the ride.  The Mt. Washington Century+ Goodie Bag includes:

A40 oz Wide Mouth “Parks for All” Hydroflask (retail value $40-$45),

- The complete Mt. Washington Century+ travelogue.  This, almost mile by mile narrative, describes the route as well as the natural and social history of the route that you’ll ride

- A socially distanced approved "make your own GORP kit”

- energy snacks

- Your bag MAY include a surprise inside such as: vintage hillclimb T shirt, socks, Tin Mountain memberships and even tickets and discounts for entry into the next Mt. Washington Century+.



Click for more info: www.bikereg.com/mount-washington-century

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August 15

Mushroom Foray

Castle in the Clouds

586 Ossipee Park Rd.

Moultonborough, NH 03254


Saturday, August 15
Sunday, September 6
10:00am
Adults: $12.00
Children aged 5-17: $7.00
Children 4 and under: FREE

Given current circumstances, events and programs are subject to change and cancellation. We highly recommend checking this program on our website for the latest information, and registering for events ahead of time on our website as space is limited for most programs.

Have you ever wanted to know how to find and identify wild mushrooms? Join the New Hampshire Mushroom Company for a walk in the woods to learn about and look for Mushrooms!

Learn what to look for and how to identify mushroom varieties, as well as which ones are safe to consume and what should be avoided. Participants are encouraged to bring baskets and will have the opportunity to forage for their own mushrooms.

This program sells out quickly so advanced registration is recommended. Please register for this program online above, or contact Mackenzie at 603-476-5410 or programs@castleintheclouds.org.



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Click for more info: www.castleintheclouds.org/event/mushrooms/2020-08-15/

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August 17 , 24 , 31

Solar Gazing

Castle in the Clouds

586 Ossipee Park Rd.

Moultonborough, NH 03254


Mondays, July 6 - September 7
12:00pm – 4:00pm
FREE

Given current circumstances, events and programs are subject to change and cancellation. We highly recommend checking this program on our website for the latest information.

Disobey your mother and look at the sun… through a hydrogen-alpha telescope. Marc Stowbridge of the NH Astronomical Society will set up his telescope in the field by Shannon Pond. Stop by, have a look, and learn about what you’ve never really seen.

Each week, Marc will be setting up his telescope on the grounds of Castle in the Clouds. Feel free to drop in and speak with Marc, learn about the sun, and try out his telescope anytime between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. This is a free program and you do not need to register in advance.

This event is weather permitting. In the event of overcast skies, the event will be canceled for that day and will resume the following week. For cancellation notifications, follow our Facebook Page or call our offices at 603-476-5900 the day of the event.



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Click for more info: www.castleintheclouds.org/event/outdoor-explorations-solar-gazing-3-2020-07-06/2020-07-06/

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August 18

NH Humanities Lecture: Digging into Native History in NH

Castle in the Clouds

586 Ossipee Park Rd.

Moultonborough, NH 03254


Tuesday, August 18
7:00 PM
FREE

Given current circumstances, events and programs are subject to change and cancellation. We highly recommend checking this program on our website for the latest information.

Lose yourself with Robert Goodby in an exploration of Abenaki history in New England. Review the archaeological evidence showing the Abenaki’s deep present in NH and understand the transition from then to now.

We hope this presentation allows you to understand the use of the land prior to the home settlers in the Ossipee Mountains, well before the Plants. We also hope to share information of the valued culture of the Abenakis.

*Registration is encouraged but not required. Knowing how many people will be attending allows us to better prepare for the evening.

About the presenter: Robert Goodby, Ph.D.

Robert Goodby is a professor of Anthropology at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Brown University and has spent the last thirty years studying Native American archaeological sites in New England. He is a past president of the New Hampshire Archeological Society, a former Trustee of the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, and served on the New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs. In 2010, he directed the excavations of four 12,000-year-old Paleoindian dwelling sites at the Tenant Swamp site in Keene.



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Click for more info: www.castleintheclouds.org/event/humanities-creative-writing-dig/

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August 19

Writing: Another Way of Seeing

Castle in the Clouds

586 Ossipee Park Rd.

Moultonborough, NH 03254


Wednesday, August 19
10:30am - 12:30pm
$15.00 per person

Given current circumstances, events and programs are subject to change and cancellation. We highly recommend checking this program on our website for the latest information, and registering for events ahead of time on our website as space is limited for most programs.

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Enjoy writing (or think you might)?

Join us, then, for a trek along the woodland trails and lake shores on Castle grounds. We will spend our time walking slowly, sitting in stillness and stopping at special sights that call to you. We will use journal writing, prose and poetry to help us experience the world and our connections to it in a different way. The Brook Trail, where we focus our adventures, involves easy to moderate hiking.

No writing experience is necessary, but please bring a small note pad and pencil. It would be best to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. You might consider bringing a hat, bug repellent, and a small cushion to sit on.

About the Facilitator: Barbara Bald is a veteran naturalist, tracker and poet. She has taught science for over 25 years, is passionate about writing and nature, and loves sharing them with others. Barb has written for two NH magazines, won many local writing contests and has published two full length poetry books and one chapter book.



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Click for more info: www.castleintheclouds.org/event/wellness-wednesday/2020-08-19/

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August 19

MWV Toastmasters Online Meeting

Online


MWV Toastmasters Online Meetings
Join from anywhere. Message us info@nhelopements.com for meeting link and code to access! 
6:15-7:30PM on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday's of the month.


Click for more info: www.mwvtm.toastmastersclubs.org/

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August 20

Castle Close-Up Tour: Spirit of Innovation

Castle in the Clouds

586 Ossipee Park Rd.

Moultonborough, NH 03254


Thursday August 20
6:00 P.M.
$25 Adults
$10 Ages 5-17
FREE Ages 4 & under

Given current circumstances, events and programs are subject to change and cancellation. We highly recommend checking this program on our website for the latest information, and registering for events ahead of time on our website as space is limited for most programs.

Have you ever wondered how, in 1914, Tom and Olive Plant could live comfortably in this remote setting high in the Ossipee Mountains? On this intimate, one-hour guided tour we’ll explore the technologies and mechanical systems that ran Lucknow, and made this striking mansion a cozy home for its occupants.

This tour requires navigation of two flights of stairs and is not handicap accessible. There are a limited number of tickets available for this tour; tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 603-476-5410.

 


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Click for more info: www.castleintheclouds.org/event/castle-close-up-technology-tour/

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August 25

Stargazing with the NH Astronomical Society

Castle in the Clouds

586 Ossipee Park Rd.

Moultonborough, NH 03254


Tuesday, July 21
Tuesday, August 25
Monday, September 21
8:00 PM • Weather permitting
FREE • Donations welcome
Registration is encouraged but not required
 

Given current circumstances, events and programs are subject to change and cancellation. We highly recommend checking this program on our website for the latest information, and registering for events ahead of time on our website as space is limited for most programs.

Join the New Hampshire Astronomical Society for an exciting stargazing experience in a unique location.

Bring family and friends to learn about the wonders of the night sky in a talk at the Carriage House, then make your way to the field by Shannon Pond to get a chance to use a telescope to view the stars, constellations, planets, and more!

While stargazing you’ll locate constellations and learn about stars and planets in our night sky. Take your knowledge home with you to impress your friends and family on a clear summer night later this year! This event is perfect for children and adults alike!

This family-friendly event is free to the public; donations during the event go towards Castle Preservation Society’s and New Hampshire Astronomical Society’s ability to continue hosting wonderful events like this.

*Registration is encouraged but not required. Knowing how many people will be attending allows us to better prepare for the evening.

 


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Click for more info: www.castleintheclouds.org/event/stargazing/2020-07-21/

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August 26

Yoga on the Castle Lawn

Castle in the Clouds

586 Ossipee Park Rd.

Moultonborough, NH 03254


6:00pm on the lawns of Lucknow
$15.00 per person per class
Tickets: https://www.castleintheclouds.org/event/yoga-on-the-castle-lawn-2/2020-07-01/

Given current circumstances, events and programs are subject to change and cancellation. We highly recommend checking this program on our website for the latest information, and registering for events ahead of time on our website as space is limited for most programs.

Wind down in the evening with yoga on the Lawns of Lucknow! An experienced local yoga instructor will lead enthusiasts of all levels in evening yoga. Relish the tranquility that comes from doing yoga in a beautiful outdoor mountain setting. Remember to bring your mat and water bottle with you! Each session is approximately one hour long. Whether you have never done yoga before or if you practice it regularly, you will find relaxation and enjoyment in this class geared to all ages and skill levels.

A trolley to the Castle will meet yoga participants at the Carriage House and depart for Lucknow at 5:45pm. Please plan to arrive at 5:30pm for check-in.

Yoga on the Castle lawn is part of our Wellness Wednesday Series sponsored by Huggins Hospital. 



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Click for more info: https://www.castleintheclouds.org/event/yoga-on-the-castle-lawn-2/2020-07-01/

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August 30

Sunrise Drive & Guided tour

Mount Washington Auto Road

1 Mount Washington Auto Road

Gorham, NH 03581


The Mt. Washington Auto Road opens early on two to three Sundays every summer, allowing guests to drive themselves to the summit of Mount Washington to view the sunrise from the highest peak in the Northeast. If you would prefer NOT to drive yourself- we have you covered. Sign up for one of our Guided Sunrise Tours.



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Click for more info: www.mt-washington.com/sunrise

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