Saturday, November 24, 2012

Community Events: Saturday November 24th through Saturday December 01


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Public Potluck and Bonfire. Potluck dinners at Jackson Ski Touring Foundation are a long tradition of social gathering and great food. This first potluck of the season will be preceded by a sacrificial "burning of the skis" bonfire and snow dance! Olympian Charlie Kellogg has donated a pair of his skis used in the 1964 Military World Championships. Bids to save the skis, and raise money for the nonprofit, have been ongoing throughout November. Come find out if the Snow Deity will be appeased! Bonfire starts at 5:30 p.m. Potluck starts with appetizers at 6 p.m. People are asked to bring a dish to feed six to eight people and settings for their party. To confirm emailraetha@jacksonxc.org or call 383-9355 or visit www.jacksonxc.org.

"Star in the East" Craft Fair. The Pythagorean Chapter 169, Order of the Eastern Star, in Fryeburg, will hold its annual craft fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Masonic Hall on Portland Street. Listen to carols as you shop and enjoy the wonderful aromas of Christmas. There will be wreaths, baked goods, ornaments, hand made crafts, a white elephant table and much more.

Christmas Craft Fair. The 12th annual Christmas Craft Fair, will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Carroll Town Hall gymnasium, in Twin Mountain, The fair benefits the Twin Mountain-Bretton Woods Historical Society. Free admission. Call 846-5434 for more information.

Snowflake Festival And Skating Rink Ribbon Cutting.Celebrate the holidays in Schouler Park in North Conway Village with the Snowflake Festival, 3-7 p.m., at Norcross Circle Shops; Schouler Park Skating Rink Ribbon Cutting at 4 p.m. and Schouler Park Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. M&D Productions will be perform a scene from "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" and will lead the onlookers in Caroling.
Great Glen Craft Fair. The 12th Annual Great Glen Craft Fair will be held at the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center lodge on Route 16 in Pinkham Notch on Saturday, November 24 from 9am to 3pm. More than 30 talented crafters and artisans will be on site with their diverse array of handmade offerings. Also included in the day will be a bake sale and a benefit raffle which will support the Great Glen Trails Bill Koch Youth Ski League. Admission to the Great Glen Craft Fair is free and the Glen View Caf√© will be open for lunch. For more information about the Great Glen Craft Fair call Mike Lane at Great Glen Trails at 466-2333 or online at www.greatglentrails.com.

Effingham Holiday Craft Festival. Magnetic Moon Fairs and Festivals is once again proud to be presenting The Effingham Holiday Craft Festival 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Effingham Elementary School. This juried craft fair; artists and craftsmen come from all over New Hampshire, Maine and other New England states. A portion of the proceeds from the craft show are donated to The Effingham Public Library. For directions to the show or for more information, visit www.magneticmoon.com or call (603) 539-9090.

Christmas in Effingham. The public is invited to celebrate Christmas in Taylor City, including a Christmas concert at 6:45 p.m. at the South Effingham Church on Route 153 in Taylor City, featuring a seasonal presentation of music by Bradigan. The concert is arranged by the South Effingham/West Parsonsfield Citizens Organization. Immediately following the concert will be the illumination of the tree of lights at 7:30 p.m. in the square. Call Bill Taylor at 539-7010 or email iriord@juno.com for more information.

Voodoo Spirits of West Africa. The Friends of the Jackson Public Library proudly presents Voodoo Spirits of West Africa with Maria Drumm at 4 p.m. at the Jackson Public Library. The travel brochure invites you to go to another place and time; Voodoo Spirits of West Africa. Before leaving Drumm boils down 25 days, 77 pages of notes and 1,000's of images into an hour presentation designed to share her experience of West Africa with you. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Jackson Public Library at 383-9731.

Art Works Gallery Open House. Arts Council of Tamworth's Art Works Gallery will be holding an open house on Thanksgiving weekend, Friday to Monday, from noon until 5 p.m. every day. Light refreshments will be offered, as well as a large array of gift-giving ideas and products to fit every budget. The gallery is located at 132 White Mountain Highway, in Chocorua, and is open Friday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (603) 323-8041 or visit artstamworth.org/artworks/gallery/ for more information.

Craft Fair. The public is invited to attend a holiday craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harriman-Hale American Legion Hall at 142 Center Street in Wolfeboro. There is plenty of parking near building. Breakfast and lunch are served. Hand-made craft items, vendor raffle, auxiliary-made craft items and raffle, farm and baked items. For more information call Rachel Chamberlin at 569-4296.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Breakfast with Santa. The Masonic Temple in North Conway will hold a Breakfast with Santa-, 8-11 a.m., with a buffet breakfast, photo with Santa, gift and candy cane, and raffle. Accepting donations at the door. All proceeds benefit Bartlett Recreation Scholarship Fund. The Lodge is located above the movie theater in North Conway Village across from Schouler Park. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, ham, corned beef hash, baked beans, potatoes, fresh fruit, chef attended omelet station, cereals, oatmeal, pastries, juices, tea, hot chocolate, and coffee are all on the menu, for a small donation to the sponsored charity. Access all upcoming events at the lodge website:http://www.mtwashingtonlodge.com/lodgenewsandevents.html.

Art Works Gallery Open House. Arts Council of Tamworth's Art Works Gallery will be holding an open house on Thanksgiving weekend, Friday to Monday, from noon until 5 p.m. every day. Light refreshments will be offered, as well as a large array of gift-giving ideas and products to fit every budget. The gallery is located at 132 White Mountain Highway, in Chocorua, and is open Friday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (603) 323-8041 or visit artstamworth.org/artworks/gallery/ for more information.

Crystal Bowl Workshop Series. Marci Brennan will give a workshop on crystal bowls, 4-5:30 p.m. Crystal bowls are used to get energy moving in a positive healing way. Calm your mind and find your center before the holiday rush. Reserve seat as space is limited by emailing crystalclearvibrations@aol.com or calling Marci at (239) 595-2695.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Conway Pines Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Conway Pines will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new housing facility at 404 Poliquin Drive in Conway. from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Contact Theresa Kennett at tkennett@mwvhc-nh.org or (603)452-7414 for more information.

Learn About Rotary Club. Find out what Rotary is all about at 5;30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, at Rivers' Edge Grille and Tavern. The Rotary Club of Ossipee will be hosting a social evening for all to come and meet Rotarians who will talk about the many events that take place here in your community, across the nation and around the world. There is no obligation to join Rotary; all are welcome to just come see what Rotary is all about. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. For more information call Sheila at 539-6324.

Art Works Gallery Open House. Arts Council of Tamworth's Art Works Gallery will be holding an open house on Thanksgiving weekend, Friday to Monday, from noon until 5 p.m. every day. Light refreshments will be offered, as well as a large array of gift-giving ideas and products to fit every budget. The gallery is located at 132 White Mountain Highway, in Chocorua, and is open Friday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (603) 323-8041 or visit artstamworth.org/artworks/gallery/ for more information.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Madison Library Book Group. The book group will at 7 p.m. at Madison Library to discuss its last book for 2012, "Desert Queen: The extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell," by Janet Wallach. Books are available to borrow at the library. All are welcome; refreshments. Call 367-8545 for more information.

'The Art of Stress Management.' Jo Werther will be the monthly speaker at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell, Maine with the presentation "The Art of Stress Management" at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Refreshments served. For more information call (207) 925-3177.

Holiday Story Time. The Conway Public Library offers holiday story time for 2 year olds today at 10:30 a.m. Seasonal songs and simple stories introduce little ones to holidays around the world. Three sessions run through Dec. 13. No registration necessary. Free and open to all. For more information call 447-5552.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Opera Lecture Series.  Fryeburg Academy opera lecture series begins again from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center to discuss this Saturday’s upcoming opera "La Clemenza di Tito." This series, designed to help opera lovers prepare for each of the Met operas, is led by Fryeburg Academy’s own opera enthusiast Joe DeVito. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free, though donations are appreciated. For more information, call the box office at (207) 935-9232.

Downloadable Books Workshop. The Madison Library will hold a wordshop on Using NH Downloadable Books at 4 p.m. at the library. Learn how to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from the library. Call 367-8545 for more information.

Bowls For Hunger. The third Annual Bowls for Hunger fund-raising event will be held in the Up Bar at Horsefeathers Restaurant in North Conway, with seatings at at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Kennett High students create ceramic bowls for the Bowls for Hunger event, which raises funds and community awareness for the Vaughan Community Services, Inc. Food Pantry.Guests enjoy a hearty bowl of soup and freshly made breads, homemade cookies for dessert, and receive a free ceramic bowl of their choice to take home. For more information about the event or to donate soup, bread, cookies or your time, contact Denise Leighton at Vaughan Community Services, 356-2324. For details about programs of Vaughan go to: www.firstchurchnc.com/Vaughan.

Holiday Story Time. The Conway Public Library offers holiday story time for less than 2 year olds today at 10:30 a.m. Seasonal songs and simple stories introduce little ones to holidays around the world. Three sessions run through Dec. 13. No registration necessary. Free and open to all. For more information call 447-5552.

North Country Camera Club. The North Country Camera Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from September through June at 6:30 p.m. (The program will start at 7 p.m. sharp) in the Lecture Hall at the Kennett Middle School (use the back door; there is plenty of parking) follow the NCCC signs. The competition this Wednesday is "Open." For more information, see our website — www.northcountrycameraclub.org.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Soulful Journey Reiki Share. Soulful Journey Reiki Share will be holding its monthly Reiki share 6-7 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month in the new Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice building located at 1529 White Mountain Highway in North Conway (formerly the Lenox building). For more information contact Erin Wright at (603) 986-0152 or emailewright@vnshc.org.
Gothic Victorian Tales By Candlelight. The Friends of the Ossipee Public Library presents Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlight at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at Ossipee Public Library. This event will be a theatrical presentation of a trio of tales by 19th century New England writer Sarah Orne Jewett, featuring Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Huggins Hospital Aid Sale. Huggins Hospital Aid will hold a fund-raiser sale at the collection center barn on Route 109A at Beck Drive, Wolfeboro, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Items include grandfather clock, nice dining room set, antiques, books, art, collectibles, household, sports, toys, and more. For more information, visit Facebook page Huggins Hospital Street Fair.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

Conway Holiday Celebration. The Conway Village Holiday Celebration takes place today, with: a free movie at 10:30 a.m. at the Majestic Hometown Theatre; pictures with Santa 1:30-3 p.m. at Northway Bank; the holiday parade at 3:30 p.m. on Main Street; the holiday tree lighting, followed by caroling, hot chocolate and cookies, at 4:30 p.m. at the Conway Information Center. At 6:15 p.m. is the annual Holiday on Ice Skating Show at Ham Ice Arena in Conway. All are welcome to participate in the parade by decorating a float vehicle or walking entry in the parade. Contact Sheila Duane sheiladuane@gmail.com or (603) 986-4405 for more information.

Huggins Hospital Aid Sale.
 Huggins Hospital Aid will hold a fund-raiser sale at the collection center barn on Route 109A at Beck Drive, Wolfeboro, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Items include grandfather clock, nice dining room set, antiques, books, art, collectibles, household, sports, toys, and more. For more information, visit Facebook page Huggins Hospital Street Fair.
'La Clemenza di Tito' Live in HD. The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Presents: "La Clemenza di Tito" at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 1 to 4:15 p.m. For more information call the box office at (207) 935-9232 or visit www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac.

Holiday Fair. The Community School, will hold a holiday fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the school, located at 1164 Bunker Hill Road, South Tamworth. Vendors, Festival of Trees, cookie walk, bargain bazaar for kids, live plants, decorated wreaths. Contactsutherla3576@roadrunner.com for information.
Vendor Fair. Brownfield Recreation Department will hold a vendor fair 9a.m.-3p.m.at the Brownfield Community Center. The fair will feature home consultants, small business owners, and crafters. Santa will be here as well. Contact Brownfield Rec Director Tara L Warren at (207) 935-3800 or visit brownfieldrecdept.com for more information.
Sherman Farm Holiday Open House. Sherman Farm will hold a holiday open house, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with product samples, demonstrations and door prizes. Sherman Farm is located at 2679 East Conway Road in East Conway.

Freedom Holiday Celebration. The Freedom Public Library, Freedom Historical Society, First Christian Church, Freedom Elementary School and the Freedom Village Store invite young and old to share in the spirit of the Holidays 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Stroll through the village and enjoy the festivities, food and friendship that make Freedom such a special place. Between 3 and 5 p.m., the following events take place: Friends of the Library Book Sale, holiday card making for adults and appetizers at the library. Tour the Historical Society's Allard House which is decorated for the holidays and enjoy soup and cider while you visit. In the Freedom Village Store, relax with a back massage offered by Beth Day in exchange for a food or monetary donation to the Food Pantry. Dessert will be served. In the Town Hall, enjoy Christmas tree displays decorated by each class in the Freedom Elementary School. Then from 5 to 6 p.m. will be Caroling at the First Christian Church led by Carolyn Olzerowicz.

Community School Holiday Fair. The Community School will hold its annual holiday fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school at 1164 Bunker Hill Road in South Tamworth. For more information call 323-7000 or visit the website.

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