Spring Forward to an action packed calendar of events in Mt Washington Valley, April - May, 2015
News from Mt Washington Valley, NH – March 23, 2015
Contact: Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331, PR@mtwashingtonvalley.org
SPRING FORWARD INTO AN EXTENDED SKI SEASON, ATTRACTIONS & MORE IN MT WASHINGTON VALLEY
North Conway, NH – From Pentathlons to performing arts, the April and May schedule of events features plenty of live performances, adventure and family-friendly fun. Look for an extended ski season this year, topped off with plenty of entertainment on and off the stage. The region’s attractions are opening in April and May starting with opening day for the Conway Scenic RR on April 11th and The Cog RR on April 25th. Story Land and Santa’s Village both open a little later on May 23rd. Check each attraction for schedules and updates.
April 1, 8, 15: Two for One Wednesdays at Bretton Woods: Two can ski or ride for the price of one on specified Wednesdays. Alpine Skiing: Two ski or ride for $75, plus two take a 90 minute adult group lesson for only $45 during non-holiday periods. Nordic Skiing: Two trail passes to the Bretton Woods Nordic Center for just $21 during non-holiday periods. Info: 603-278-3320, brettonwoods.com/specials/specials/offers.
Wednesdays in April & May: Ladies Night at Chef’s Bistro: Ladies can enjoy entrees or small plates at a special rate. Buy one and get one half off -- every Wednesday at the Chef's Market Bistro.
April 3: Hypnotist Roderick Russell: Hypnotist at Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center:
Award-winning hypnotist and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not star Roderick Russell performs one of the funniest and most mysterious shows on the planet at 7:00pm. In this completely interactive show, nationally touring artist and clinical hypnotherapist Roderick Russell demonstrates the power of the mind to create our reality – and will induce non-stop laughter in the process. While in the hypnotic state, Mr. Russell makes volunteers believe – and act out – a variety of hilarious scenarios, from seeing things that aren’t there, smelling smells that don’t exist, thinking that they are famous movie stars and world-class dancers, even believing that they’re somewhere else entirely. Tickets are $10.00 each. To purchase tickets call (207) 935-9232 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 3 – 5: Easter dining in Mt Washington Valley: The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce has compiled a complete list of breakfasts, brunches and dinners perfect for young and old to celebrate the Easter holiday. For a complete list, click here.
April 4: Easter on the Green Craft Event at Settlers Green: The volunteers from the Mt. Washington Valley Children's Museum will be hosting a wooden egg decorating event at Suite C22 (next to Customer Service) on Saturday, April 4 from 10:00am. to 2:00 p.m. Visit Customer Service, just next door from the craft event, for a free coloring book, crayons and Easter chocolate while supplies last. Plus, the following stores will have Easter treats available, so be sure to make your way around to the shops after you decorate an egg: Claire's Accessories, Lindt Chocolate, New Balance Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton, Kay Jewelers, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Old Navy, Wilsons Leather. Info: Click here.
April 4: Gibson Brothers at Stone Mountain Arts Center: A night of bluegrass in a beautiful converted barn. Concert at 8:00pm, Lobby and bar open at 5:00pm, dinner service starts at 6:00pm. Dinner available prior to the show by reservation. Tickets: $25.00. Note: Credit cards not accepted. Cash/checks only. Info: Click here.
April 4: 2nd Annual Cat Scratch Fever Mogul Freeride Event at Wildcat: Come shred in this feature spring mogul event taking place in The Chutes at the base of Wildcat Mountain. Cheer on competitors and sway the judges scores from easy vantage points located at the Bobcat Base Lodge or from the decks of the Main Base Lodge. No matter where you are, a party atmosphere will surround you. This event will run from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Registration is 8:00 -11:00 a.m. in the main base lodge next to guest service desk and the entry Fee is $10 and the event is open to all ages. Info: Click here.
April 4, 11, 18: Character Breakfasts at the 100 Acre Wood: Starting at 10:00am, join in for a small breakfast including pancakes with our own 100 Acre Wood Maple Syrup, a storybook reading and a visit from the featured character of the week! Plus use of the 100 Acre Wood Trail System for the day. $5 suggested donation per person. Character Schedule: Apr. 4th – Rabbit, Apr. 11th – Eeyore. Apr. 18th - The Lorax. Info: 603-356-9980, www.believeinbooks.org.
April 4, 11, 18, 25: Paint the Town Workshops at Omni Mt Washington Hotel: Enjoy casual dining and carefree cocktails from 5:-00 – 7:00pm while being given step-by-step guidance on how to create your own masterful work of art on canvas. Reservations are required and includes use of all supplies. The 16" x 20" canvas is yours to take home at the end of the night. Classes can fill up fast so call the Activities Concierge Desk today to make your reservation for an upcoming workshop. Cost is $35 per person (not including food or drink), Reservations are required; please call the Activities Concierge Desk at (603) 278-8989 and Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: brettonwoods.com/painting.
April 5: Wildcat Easter Egg Hunt: Celebrate Easter at Wildcat Ski Area. By 10:00am, be sure to ride the Snowcat Triple chair lift for a children's Easter egg hunt (limited to 12 and under) on the beginner trail "Snowcat Trail". Treats and other special prizes will be found within the eggs including one that holds a 2015/16 Junior/Young Adult Granite Season Pass. It all starts at 10:00am on the top of the Snowcat Trail. Info: Click here.
April 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25: M&D Productions presents Toil and Trouble: It’s a Lauren Gunderson story worth seeing. All performances begin at 7:30 PM. The Culture Café opens 30 minutes prior to the performance. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To reserve and for info: 603-733-5275, www.yourtheatre.com.
April 10: SMACfest 2 at Stone Mountain Arts Center: It’s three great bands in one night including Honey Dewdrops, the Deadly Gentlemen and Low Lily. Concert at 8:00pm, Lobby and bar open at 5:00pm, dinner service starts at 6:00pm. Dinner available prior to the show by reservation. Tickets: $25.00. Note: Credit cards not accepted. Cash/checks only. Info: Click here.
April 11: Tuckerman Inferno Race: The Tuckerman Inferno adventure race started in 2000 as the annual fundraiser for the Friends of Tuckerman Ravine. The race pays homage to the original American Inferno ski races of the 1930’s. While the classic American Infernos were top to bottom ski races only, the current Tuckerman Inferno now includes running, kayaking, biking, hiking and skiing to create a pentathlon event that is one of the most challenging adventure races in the country. Individuals and relay teams of up to five people compete to see who will be the fastest to cover an approximately 36 mile course that starts in the Mount Washington Valley and finishes in Tuckerman Ravine. Individual champions are crowned Tuckerman and Tuckerwoman This is the ultimate test for the adventure lover. This race, open to two classes this year, Elite (individuals) and Sport (teams of 2,3,4 or 5 people), combines running, kayaking, cycling, hiking and skiing in Tuckerman Ravine, all topped off very appropriately with a cash bar. It all starts with the run setting off from Story Land at 7:00am, and ends with an awards banquet that evening at Wildcat Ski Area. Complete information, online registration forms, schedules and more available at http://www.friendsoftuckermanravine.org/inferno.
April 11: Carroll County RSVP Chinese Auction Penny Sale: Held at the Ossipee Town Hall, Preview starts at 4pm; Auction at 6pm. Door Prizes, 50-50 raffle, bake sale, food basket raffle and 100's of auction items. Light meal and snacks available. Tickets are $2.50 for a sheet of 25. All monies raised goes to Meals on Wheels and Medical transport programs. Info: call (603) 356-9331.
April 11: Wildcat Spring Pond Skim: The pond skim is back at Wildcat Mountain, the perfect way to celebrate the late spring skiing tradition. Skim or swim, someone is going to get wet! Registration: 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the base lodge. Event starts at 12 noon at the base of Wildcat. Free. Info: Click here.
April 12: Comedian Bob Marley at Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy:
Maine's own Bob Marley is coming back to the LHE/PAC to put on another hilarious performance starting at 7:00pm. From getting his own special on Comedy Central to appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien (to name a few), Marley has become one of the most sought after comedians in the country. All proceeds benefit the Class of 2015 Project Graduation. $20 General Admission. To purchase tickets call (207) 935-9232 or contact email@example.com.
April 13: Celebrate Red Sox Opening Day at Cupcakery: It's Opening Day for the Red Sox in Boston on Friday, April 13, and Settlers' Green Outlet Village is showing its hometown spirit with free Wally The Green Monster cupcakes to the first 50 Red Sox fans to visit the White Mountain Cupcakery (Suite D52) in team apparel. The store opens at 9 a.m. and cupcakes will be available while supplies last. Info: Click here.
April 17: Small Farmers Club: Get to Know Chickens at Remick Museum & Farm: From 10:00–11:00am, enjoy a -fun hour for young children at Remick Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village. Interaction with the chickens and an activity to complement learning. $5/child, ages 2–6. Parents/guardians must accompany child/children for duration of activity. Dress to spend time outdoors. No pre-registration required. 603-323-7591.
April 20: Patriots Day/Closing Day at Bretton Woods: Patriot's Day is the last day of the season for Bretton Woods Ski Resort. All lift tickets will be $17.76 and upon purchase, you will receive a voucher for skiing next season valid through 12/18/15. This event is subject to weather and conditions. Info: http://brettonwoods.com/activities/event.
April 22: Earth Day Activities at Remick Museum & Farm: Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day. From 10:00am .–3:00pm come observe and honor Mother Nature a this Tamworth Village homestead and celebrate Earth Day. There will be special family-friendly activities included with $5 admission; 4 and under, FREE. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone, not left unattended. 603-323-7591.
May 1 – 31: Every Day sweepstakes at Settlers’ Crossing: May is the unofficial start of summer month, get it started off right by entering to win tons of prizes from the Settlers' Crossing stores May 1 – 31, 2015.. With over $1000 worth of prizes, it is encouraged to enter once per day during your daily routine at participating stores at the Settlers' Crossing shopping center, located 1/4-mile south on Route 16 from Settlers' Green. The sweepstakes runs May 1-31, 2014. No purchase is necessary. Look for entry boxes at Eastern Mountain Sports, Clarks Bostonian Outlet, Starbucks, Subway, GNC and Northway Bank. Info: Click here.
May 9: Fryeburg Academy Award Winning Instrumental & Vocal Jazz Ensembles at Stone Mountain Arts Center: Sometimes the biggest talent is right in our own backyard...or at least our local highschool! Under the terrific watch of director Mike Sakash, these talented kids have already racked up numerous awards just for 2015:
2015: Berklee High School Jazz Festival Division I - 1st Place: Vocal Jazz
2015: Berklee High School Jazz Festival Division II - 2nd Place: New Standard Combo
2015: Berklee High School Jazz Festival Big Band Division - 6th Place: Big Band
Their previous record is an outstanding one which this pack will easily living up to. They are the stars of tomorrow and for this night they will grace our stage like the big acts, and shine just as brightly. Come join them, support them and remember them when they make it big someday!! Tickets: $18.00. Concert starts at 8:00pm. Dinner available prior to event with reservations. No credit cards accepted on site/cash and check only. Info: Click here.
May 10: Mom Rides Free on Conway Scenic RR: Treat Mom to an old-fashioned train ride this Mother’s Day. Mom rides FREE in Coach when accompanied by one or more of her children. Mom rides FREE in First Class when accompanied by another paying adult. Complimentary appetizers will be served served on board the First Class cars. Info: www.ConwayScenic.com.
May 12: Portland Symphony Orchestra KinderKonzert at Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center:
May 15: Jonathan Edwards at Stone Mountain Arts Center: Barefoot and tanned, Jonathan Edwards has never looked and sounded better. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. Tickets: $33.00. Concert starts at 8:00pm. Dinner available prior to event with reservations. No credit cards accepted on site/cash and check only. Sponsored by Whitehorse Motorcycle Gear. Info: Click here.
May 23: Opening Day for Story Land and Santa’s Village: These two family attractions will open for the season today. Weekend schedule in effect until later in June.
May 30 – 31: Herb, Food & Beer Tour: What do basil, brews and bittersweet all have in common? Guests visiting the Country Inns in the White Mountains