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. What's coming up, you ask? How about the 5th Annual Festival of Trees, Christmas at the Castle, Holiday Dining, Tree Lightings, and so much more fun to find below in our calendar listings! 

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FEBRUARY 2020


February 1

Met Opera Live in HD: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

18 Bradley Street

Fryeburg, ME 04037


The Met Opera Live in HD series presents The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at 1:00 pm. Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new production directed by James Robinson in his company debut. America’s “folk opera,” as the 1935 creators described it, tells the story of disabled beggar Porgy, sung by Eric Owens, and his love for the drug-addicted Bess, portrayed by Angel Blue. David Robertson conducts a stellar cast that also includes Donovan Singletary as fisherman Jake, Golda Schultz as his wife Clara, Latonia Moore as the bereaved widow Serena, Frederick Ballentine as drug dealer Sportin’ Life, Alfred Walker as the brutal stevedore Crown, and Denyce Graves as Maria, town matriarch and operator of the local cook-shop. Infused with the timeless melodies of the much-loved classics “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin,” and “My Man’s Gone Now,” the new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year.


$26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students



207-935-9232

Click for more info: www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac

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February 3 , 14 , 24

Mount Washington Observatory Day Trip

Mount Washington Observatory


Want to visit the summit of Mount Washington during the winter? Now you can! Made possible by Snowcat transportation, these guided trips include informal educational sessions with an Observatory educator, a weather station tour, a hot lunch, and some of the most extreme weather that can occur during our most demanding, most alluring season! Pricing is $429 for members|$499 for non-members.



6033562137

Click for more info: www.mountwashington.org/experience-the-weather/summit-adventures/day-trips.aspx

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February 15 , 16

Jackson Art Studio: The Still Life w/ Cynthia Rosen

Jackson Art Studio
155 Ridge Rd
Jackson, NH  03846


 

The focus of this weekend workshop will be painting very colorful still lifes inside the studio in either oils or acrylics. These still lives will be a feast for the eyes to see!

 

Your tools can be brushes or palette knives but the instructor will be doing her demonstration with a palette knife. Cynthia will address composition and shapes, the cools and warms of light and shadow, understanding color relationships, color mixing, and the role of value in a painting. All levels and individual painting styles are welcome. Just be prepared to have fun and leave the wintery whites at the doorstep! Deadline for sign up, Feb 10, 2020.

Saturday & Sunday, Feb 15 & 16, 9am-4pm $285

 



603 387 3463

Click for more info: https://www.jacksonartnh.com/event-registration/?ee=1013

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February 27

Met Opera Lecture Series

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center
18 Bradley Street
Fryeburg, Maine 04037


Local opera enthusiast Joe De Vito presents his always informative and entertaining Opera Lecture Series at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, provides an in-depth background and analysis of the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming "Live in HD" performance.



207-935-9232

Click for more info: www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac

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February 29

Jackson Art Studio: WaterColors w/ Terry Brooks

Jackson Art Studio
155 Ridge Rd
Jackson, NH  03846


In this weekend workshop, students will learn how to use color, value and a variety of watercolor techniques to portray the soft glowing effect of a Winter evening.

Participants will start with drawing and breaking the image down into value patterns and then move on to painting. The instructor will be doing demos throughout the class. Students will be working from photographs of a city or town on a wintery night. The instructor will supply photos, or you can bring your own. (If you bring your own, don’t shy away from people and cars, or signs) Terri will also be demonstrating a drawing techniqe to make things look accurate in the photo. By the end of the weekend you will leave with at least one finished painting.  Please bring $10 payable to the instructor to cover a large sheet of Arches, 140lb watercolor paper, painting board and use of masking fluid. This class is for all levels from the beginner student to the intermediate. The instructor will work with you at your level. Class size will be limited to allow for individual attention.

Sat Feb 29 & Sun., March 1, 9am-4pm, $265 (deadline for sign up, Feb 24)



603 387 3463

Click for more info: https://www.jacksonartnh.com/event-registration/?ee=1014

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February 29

Met Opera Live in HD: Agrippina

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

18 Bradley Street

Fryeburg, ME 04037


The Met Opera Live in HD series presents Agrippina at 1:00 pm. In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Holding a distorted mirror to contemporary society (as Handel did when he staged this opera), the production presents the corrupt intrigues of the political classes, brought to life by Joyce DiDonato as the power-hungry empress Agrippina, Brenda Rae as the scheming, seductive Poppea, and Kate Lindsey as the feckless teenager Nerone. Iestyn Davies portrays the ambitious officer Ottone, and Matthew Rose is the emperor Claudius, on whose vacated throne Agrippina is determined to install her son. Renowned for his interpretations of the Baroque repertoire, Harry Bicket conducts.


$26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students



207-935-9232

Click for more info: www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac

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February 29

Bill Koch League Festival

Great Glen Trails

1 Mount Washington Auto Road

Gorham, NH 03581


2020 BILL KOCH LEAGUE FESTIVAL 

February 29 and March 1, 2020

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center is thrilled to host the 2020 New England Bill Koch League Festival.

This festival is the marquee event of the Bill Koch League, the largest cross country ski program for children in the United States. Whether a child loves the adventure of cross-country skiing, enjoys playing with friends on skis, or wants to grow up to be a ski racer, the New England Bill Koch League has something for them.

The weekend will feature relay and individual races by age group, as well as a healthy mix of non-racing activities that all can enjoy.

The theme of 2020's Festival will be “Superheroes” which will be a celebration of the inherent superpowers that exist in all of us—skiers, coaches, and parents alike!

 

HOTELS: 

Premiere On-Site Lodging: The Glen House
Lodging Partner: Town & Country Inn and Resort
Additional Lodging Options


Registration and more detailed information -- coming soon! 

 

New England Nordic Ski Association



603-466-3988

Click for more info: www.greatglentrails.com/events-list/bill-koch-league-festival

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