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 1

Jackson Covered Bridge Dance

Jackson Covered Bridge

Main Street

Jackson, NH 03846


This very unique and special Dance has been going on under the Jackson Covered Bridge for 17 years.  We are epecially happy to announce that Jon Sarty and the White Mountain Boys are coming back again this year. 

At this event you can expect live entertainment – dancing – the Cheese Louise Truck boasting some of the best artisan cheese sandwiches you can find – kids creating table – Jackson Fire Department raffles – special offer for Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour Tickets – and more!

The Jackson Covered Bridge is closed from 5:30 PM until midnight. Businesses open during that time are accessible from northern entrance of route 16 and or Thorn Hill Road.

Cheese Louise Grilled Artisan Cheese truck is on site for your dining ease.  You could also choose to have dinner at one of our amazing restaurants in the area..

This event is good for single, couples,families, locals and visitors!  It feels like you are in your own backyard enjoying live entertainment, mingling and dancing the night away!



603-383-9356

Click for more info: www.jacksonnh.com/event/covered-bridge-dance-with-jon-sarty-and-the-white-mountain-boys/

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August 1

Wildquack Duck Race & Music Festival

Jackson Village Park located on Route 16 A in Jackson Village, Jackson, New Hampshire.


Due to the Covid-19 virus we have had to reschedule our Duck Race & Music Festival.  This year we plan on giving our locals, visitors, friends and family a fun filled weekend celebrating our move toward re-opening with a weekend long Grand "Welcome Back" celebration.  

The celebration starts on Friday night July 31st with Fireworks, then on Saturday, August 1st from 10 AM until 3 PM we will be hosting the annual Wildquack Duck Race & Music Festival.  Things maybe a little different as the Wildcat River maybe too low for the ducks to swim but we will figure out how it will all go as we get closer to the event. 

You can expect food vendors, kids games, fun for the entire family... lots of prizes and just celebrating being together.  For more information please visit our website.

 



978-580-0905

Click for more info: www.jacksonnh.com/event/wildquack-duck-race-music-festival-2/

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August 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7

Art Camp for Kids -August 3 -7, 5 Full Days

Jackson Art Studio
Ridge Rd
Jackson NH

 


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: August 3-7 (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!)

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us four weeks notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $50 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 ‘no shows’ or for cancellations made after four weeks prior to camp start. If your child misses art camp, we cannot do make-ups, but will do our best to catch them up so they can finish a project or send home supplies.



603 387 3463

Click for more info: www.jacksonartnh.com/event-registration/?ee=1044

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August 3 , 10 , 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 4 , 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 5

Great North Woods Wildlife

Castle in the Clouds

586 Ossipee Park Rd.

Moultonborough, NH 03254


Wednesday, August 5
6:00 PM
$10 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.

Join Joseph Callanan for a fascinating presentation on New Hampshire wildlife! Joseph will show original photographs of creatures native to northern New England, sharing stories of their behaviors captured in the images and encouraging natural history discussions. Wild creatures explored will include: Bald Eagles, Moose, Loons, Owls, Black Bears and Hummingbirds while also touching on a wider variety of our forest inhabitants. This presentation is a lively event that is interesting and educational. Come with us as we open a window to the beauty and wonders of our gorgeous state!

This presentation will take place in the Winnipesaukee Room on the top floor of the Carriage House.



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Click for more info: www.castleintheclouds.org/event/great-north-woods/

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August 5 , 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 8 , 9

Moat Mountain 24 Hours of great Glen

1 Mount Washington Auto Road

Gorham, NH 03581


MOAT MOUNTAIN 
24 HOURS OF GREAT GLEN 

New England’s Premier Mountain Bike Race Returns!

 

Registration for the Moat Mountain 

24 Hours of Great Glen will begin on January 1, 2020.

Presented by Barker Mountain Bikes

 

It will be limited to 450 riders.  Race details to be added in the coming months. We hope you can join us as we journey 

Back to the Land of Oz on Aug 8th & 9th, 2020.

 Also the return of

24 Minutes of HOGG...

Bring the kids and get them out there peddling!



603-466-3988

Click for more info: www.greatglentrails.com/24hour

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August 8 , 9

Moat Mountain Presents 24 Hours at Great Glen

Mount Washington Auto Road &

Great Glen Trails

1 Mount Washington Auto Road

Gorham, NH 03581


For two decades, people from across the country traveled to the base of Mt. Washington in Pinkham Notch New Hampshire to participate in the 24 Hours of Great Glen (24HOGG) mountain bike race. The first of its kind in New England, the 24HOGG was based on the famed 24 Hours of Canaan in W. Virginia. On a specially designed course at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, the 24HOGG started with a modest 11 teams in 1995, and steadily grew with the last race featuring more than 180 teams and 500 participants.

After a 5-year hiatus, in 2020 we welcome back our mountain bike community that has been imploring Great Glen Trails Outdoor center to revive this beloved family-friendly event. With a theme of “Back to the Land of Oz”, based on the classic Wizard of Oz, 2020 will boast a celebration of mountain bike culture with camping and community, bike expo, friendly contests, costumes, music, and food trucks. Festivities also include the 24 Minutes of Great Glen for the kids which had over 80 participants in 2015.

From expert riders to amateur racers and newbies, the 24HOGG long attracted a broad range of competitors and 2020 will continue that tradition. Riders will spend 24 hours challenging the race course around Great Glen on both packed gravel carriage roads and merciless single track. Some tackle the course with teams of family and friends, some choose to challenge alone. 

Join us as we journey back to OZ! 

 



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Click for more info: www.greatglentrails.com/24_hogg

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August 8

Family Fun Day

Castle in the Clouds

586 Ossipee Park Rd.

Moultonborough, NH 03254


Saturday, August 8
11:00am – 2:00pm
FREE to the public or included in the price of admission

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.

We’ve partnered up with the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and the Moultonborough Recreation Department to bring you a day of music, activities, games, and fun. This is a day the whole family can enjoy so bring everyone and make some memories with us here at Castle in the Clouds!

This program is FREE to the public when you enter via 586 Ossipee Park Road.

If you would like to tour the historic Lucknow mansion, you can purchase admission tickets at the Gift Shop, or our main entrance on Route 171 and traverse up our scenic drive. Family Fun Day is included in the price of your admission tickets.

Family Fun Day is rain or shine and registration is not required to attend. For more information about this program, please contact Mackenzie at 603-476-5410 or email us.



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Click for more info: www.castleintheclouds.org/event/family-fun-day-2/

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August 8

Jackson Art Studio : Mixed Media Collage

Jackson Art Studio

Ridge Rd
Jackson NH 03846


This class will take place outdoors under our art tent to allow for social distancing. A mask will be required for all participants.

In this fun and creative collage class, students will explore color and texture through many different mediums! We will provide a selection of solid and printed papers for you to experiment with in addition to using your own markers, crayons, pastels, charcoal, colored pencils and acrylic paint. Predominantly we will be painting an abstract acrylic painting as a base and from there we will add papers and other mediums. You will learn how to use harmonious colors to create visually exciting contemporary mixed media art. Students will create a series of up to four, 16x20” collaged pieces. Please bring any inspirational sketches,  photographs or images printed on letter size paper that you would like to use. Students will be required to bring the bulk of their own supplies. (see list below) We will provide modge podge. This class is suitable for adults and high school students. No experience is required and all levels are welcome.

Saturday, Aug 8, 10am-4pm, $185 includes use of printed and solid color papers & modge podge.(students are required to bring other supplies)

*Raindate, Sunday, Aug 9



603 387 3463

Click for more info: www.jacksonartnh.com/event-registration/?ee=1066

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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 15

Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb

Mount Washington Auto Road &

Great Glen Trails

1 Mount Washington Auto Road

Gorham, NH 03581


The original bicycle race up the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Deemed the Toughest Hillclimb in the World!



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Click for more info: www.mt-washington.com/events/mt-washington-auto-road-bicycle-hillclimb

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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 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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