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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JULY 2020


July 7 , 14 , 21 , 28

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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July 11

Jackson Art Studio- Beginner Plein Air- Mtns + Trees

Jackson Art Studio
Ridge Rd
Jackson NH 03846


*We will be limiting the number of people to 8  to allow for social distancing. Please bring a mask that is fitted over your mouth and nose to wear for out meeting time. 

With professional painter, Melanie Barash Levitt.

In this one day outdoor painting workshop, students will enjoy the process of setting up an easel outdoors and painting the beautiful White Mtn. landscape “en plein air.” The focus of this class will be painting mountains & trees. Through demonstration and individual attention in oils, students will learn how to distill the important information from their observation and translate it onto the canvas. Melanie will address the importance of sketching, how to create depth & light in a painting, composition, color mixing, land other tips for painting outdoors.

All this will be taught in an understandable step by step process which will lead students to improve their ability to see the landscape and create a finished painting in a short time. This class is suitable for the total beginner or the intermediate student who wants to learn how to paint outdoors. Students will complete at least one painting. No need to invest in expensive equipment! We will provided most of the supplies you need to paint for the day.(ie-use of plein air easel, oil paints, brushes, mixing palette, palette knife, mineral spirits, medium, etc.  You will need to bring your own canvases (around 8"x10" is a good size), paper towels and bag for trash. This class is limited to 8 students to allow for individual attention. (there are 6 plein air easels for rent) All students will need to bring a small sketchbook. Location TBD .

Saturday, July 11, 9am-4:30pm, $165 bring your own supplies  $210 supplies included. This class is also open to high school aged students



603 387 3463

Click for more info: www.jacksonartnh.com/event-registration/?ee=1064

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July 12

Exhibit Opening Reception: The Shoes that Built the Castle

Castle in the Clouds

586 Ossipee Park Rd.

Moultonborough, NH 03254

 


Sunday, July 12
5:30 - 8:00 PM

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 us as we celebrate the opening of our 2020 gallery exhibit: The Shoes that Built the Castle! This exhibit examines Thomas Plant’s manufacturing career, from his meteoric rise and the innovative production strategies that made his fortune to the shoe machinery war that eventually ended his career.

Wear your funkiest, craziest and most fun shoes to this gallery reception where you can enjoy wine and light refreshments while immersing yourself in the fascinating story of the industry work of Thomas Plant. Robin Sherman, Curator and Museum Manager, will present a gallery talk and provide insight into this wonderful new exhibit. We’ll also have a talk with Daub’s Cobbler Shop of Laconia – looking at the quality of shoes then versus now and the value in taking care of your shoes.

This event will also be collecting shoes as part of a shoe drive. Please bring any gently used shoes you wish to donate!

Admission is $10 for non-members and FREE for members, available at the door the evening of the event.

 


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Click for more info: www.castleintheclouds.org/event/exhibit-opening-reception-the-shoes-that-built-the-castle/

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July 13 , 20 , 27

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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July 15 , 29

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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July 15 , 29

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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July 16 , 23

Hike the White Mountains: Head to Toe Prep with REI & Vibram

Virtual!


Looking to get out to the White Mountains this summer? Join REI and Vibram for a free virtual workshop where we'll cover, what to bring, where to go, and how to make the most of your next adventure. 



Click for more info: hikethewhitemountainsheadtotoe.splashthat.com/

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July 17 , 18

Virtual Seek the Peak Hike-a-Thon

The White Mountains of NH, North Conway & Mount Washington


Seek the Peak 2020 Has Gone VIRTUAL - Hike-On & Seek YOUR Peak!

The COVID 19 pandemic has hit the Mount Washington Observatory financially. Many nonprofits are in similar situations, but the timing is especially critical for the Observatory. 

This summer we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our Seek the Peak fundraiser. What is ordinarily a hiking extravaganza will be a virtual experience this year. Our celebration will be a collective of shared hikes online from across the nation. We rely on this event for a good part of our annual budget. The Observatory has weathered many storms in our 87 year history but this change means we need your support more than ever.

We already have participants committed to raising funds and seeking their own peak.
We are grateful for these dedicated folks.

Here’s where you come in. Contribute to a participant. Or set up a team of your own, even without hiking, and raise funds for the Observatory. Help make this the most successful year ever for Seek the Peak.



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Click for more info: www.seekthepeak.org

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July 18

Paint Your Pet (sign up deadline July 11)

Jackson Art Studio
Ridge Rd
Jackson NH

 


PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST  EMAIL A JPEG PHOTO OF YOUR PETS FACE AT LEAST  7 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS START. It should be a close up photo of the pet's face and shoulders that is clear and has good contrast. (feel free to send up to 3 photos and we will pick the best one) We will use this photo to sketch your pets face onto the canvas and it will be ready to paint when you arrive!  Please note, you can only paint one pet's face per/class. You do not need to have any painting experience for this class! (Please email JPEG photo to: melanie@jacksonartnh.com)

Class will start PROMPTLY at 6pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE  15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist! Spend an evening of creativity as you twist  open your favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork your creativity! Our instructors will guide you through painting your pet, step by step. We keep this class small so you receive lots of personal attention. You will learn about color mixing and how to paint with values to create a true representation of your pet! $95 all supplies included. We will provide you with a smock, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on! (kids 10 and up can attend with a registered adult) DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP & PHOTO- July 11 , 2020)

Cancellation Policy. No refunds for this class! We can move you to another date if you give us a week notice.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’ or last minute cancellations.


603 387 3463

Click for more info: www.jacksonartnh.com/event-registration/?ee=1038

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July 19

Jackson Art Studio : Plein Air Rocks and Water

Jackson Art Studio

Ridge Rd
Jackson NH 03846


We will be limiting the number of people to 8  to allow for social distancing. Please bring a mask that is fitted over your mouth and nose to wear for out meeting time. 

With professional painter, Melanie Barash Levitt

In this one day outdoor painting workshop, students will enjoy the process of setting up an easel outdoors and painting the beautiful White Mtn. landscape “en plein air.” The focus of this class will be painting rocks and water at Jackson Falls. Through demonstration and individual attention in oils, students will learn how to distill the important information from their observation and translate it onto the canvas.

Melanie will address the importance of sketching, how to create depth & light in a painting, composition, color mixing, land other tips for painting outdoors.  All this will be taught in an understandable step by step process which will lead students to improve their ability to see the landscape and create a finished painting in a short time. This class is suitable for the total beginner or the intermediate student who wants to learn how to paint outdoors. Students will complete at least one painting. No need to invest in expensive equipment! We will provided most of the supplies you need to paint for the day.(ie-use of plein air easel, oil paints, brushes, mixing palette, palette knife, mineral spirits, medium, etc.  You will need to bring your own canvases (around 8"x10" is a good size), paper towels and bag for trash. This class is limited to 8 students to allow for individual attention. (there are 6 plein air easels for rent) All students will need to bring a small sketchbook. Location: Jackson Falls. We will meet in the parking lot.

Sunday, July 19 9am-4:30pm, $165 bring your own supplies  $210 supplies included. This class is also open to high school aged students.

*in case of rain, class will take place on July 25



603 387 3463

Click for more info: www.jacksonartnh.com/event-registration/?ee=1067

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July 21

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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July 22

Creative Writing: Inside there are Secrets & Surprises

Castle in the Clouds

586 Ossipee Park Rd.

Moultonborough, NH 03254


Wednesday, July 22
Wednesday, September 16
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
$15 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.

Within each person, there are memories, stories, and insights longing to surface in a creative way. We will use prompts from nature, poetry, art, and music to unearth and help them find their way out and inspire creative writing. This writing experience is not an examination of how to write a memoir; rather, it is an exploration of ways to stir memory and niggle the creative urge to express oneself through creative writing. This workshop involves minimal walking on Castle grounds.

No writing experience is necessary, but a willingness to play and explore is. We will use Castle grounds, both inside and outside, so 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.



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Click for more info: www.castleintheclouds.org/event/creative-writing/2020-07-22/

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July 23

Castle Close-Up Tour: Foundations of Lucknow

Castle in the Clouds

586 Ossipee Park Rd.

Moultonborough, NH 03254


Thursday, July 23rd
6:00pm
$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.

Built on a sturdy foundation of steel beams and terra cotta blocks but designed to blend into the natural setting, Lucknow successfully balances the contrasts of tradition versus modernity. Join us for this intimate, one-hour guided tour where we’ll examine the cutting-edge fabric and construction of this stunning home, as well as its unique Arts and Crafts design.

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 online or by calling 603-476-5410.



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

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July 25 , 26

Intro to Portrait Painting w/ George Van Hook (outdoors)

Outdoors @Jackson Art Studio
Ridge Rd
Jackson NH


With Award winning painter, George Van Hook

In this weekend  portrait painting workshop, students will first start by drawing the head to understand the structure and form. The model will be set up outdoors and we will be combining the natural environment with the portrait and natural light. (outdoor tents will be set up if needed) We will investigate the specifics of individual features. After lunch, participants will paint the head in their chosen medium using a limited palette of primary colors.  The focus of this will be creating a recognizable form.

 

George will teach in a loose impressionist style through demonstration and individual coaching. On the second day, students will again begin with drawing and creating a limited palette study. After lunch, we will spend the afternoon doing a full color portrait bringing all that we learned into play. This workshop is for those with some familiarity with painting but all levels are welcome and all mediums appropriate including oils, watercolors, pastels and acrylics. Students are required to bring their own supplies. Class size will be kept small for individual attention.

Sat & Sun, April 25 & 26, 9am-4pm,  $295

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us four weeks notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for missed classes or no shows.  



603 387 3463

Click for more info: www.jacksonartnh.com/event-registration/?ee=1017

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July 26

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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July 27 , 28 , 29 , 30 , 31

Jackson Art Studio - Art Camp for Kids 1

Jackson Art Studio
Ridge Rd
Jackson NH 03846


With Melanie Levitt & Assistants

This camp is for the kid who loves art and wants to create for FIVE FULL DAYS! Students will work on numerous projects each day and be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques. NO PAPER PLATE ART! Space is limited and only high quality art materials are used.  Some projects may include: mini mouse houses with mini furniture & food, acrylic landscape paintings, silhouette self portraits, Calder wire sculpture, clay leaf impressions, colorful abstract art, color mixing studies, origami creatures, Jackson Pollock splatter art, rock monsters, insect studies, cartooning, nature drawing, games. art history & more!

At the end of the week the kids will put on their own art show and all are invited! Students will leave with more artwork in one week than they do an entire year at school. Please pack a snack, lunch and drink each day along with white t-shirt for our Jackson Pollock splatter painting art!

Registration is on a first come fist serve basis and payment is needed to reserve your spot! 
Camp is limited to 15 students to allow for individual attention.

Dates: July 27-31 (5 days)

AGES: 8-14 YRS (younger & older students will be split into sections and work at their own level)

TIME: 9am-2pm

PRICE: $475 per/week  (includes supplies for 15 art projects!)



603 387 3463

Click for more info: www.jacksonartnh.com/event-registration/?ee=1043

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July 31

Jackson Fireworks Display

Fireworks are sent up from our Jackson Village Park and the Park will be closed to the public from 11 AM until after the clean up around 10 PM.


Come celebrate our Grand "Welcome Back" celebration with Fireworks on Friday, July 31st (keeping in mind the Colvid - 19 restrictions this date is subject to change).  Fireworks will go off around 9:30 PM.  

Fireworks go off from our Jackson Village Park.  You can view the fireworks in Jackson Village from your car in the assigned parking areas, at the Jackson Falls, or take advantage of sitting on the south side lawn of the Snowflake Inn (blankets must be 6 feet a part and masks are still required to be worn - unless otherwise changed by the Governor of New Hampshire prior to the date of the event).  Please be safe and continue to practice social distancing until lifted.



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Click for more info: www.jacksonnh.com/event/fireworks-in-celebration-of-our-independence-day/

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