Northern Stage Season of Shows: northernstage.org

Upcoming Colby-Sawyer College events: colby-sawyer.edu/events

Upcoming Events at Lebanon Opera House: lebanonoperahouse.org

Upcoming Events at New London Barn Playhouse: nlbarn.org

Upcoming Events at Hopkins Center for the Arts:  hop.dartmouth.edu


Year-Round 

Nature Explorer Activity Kits, The Fells. Explore the woods and gardens! Each kit includes binoculars, magnifying glass, Animal Tracks guide, compass, ecology-themed activity booklet, and pencil. Available year-round. Kits are free for use at the Fells with Paid Admission or Fells Membership. For details: www.thefells.org

First Monday of Each Month

Widow to Widow Group, 3:30-5pm. This grief support group provides an opportunity for women to come together virtually and share their unique stories, laughter--and sometimes kleenex--in a safe place of compassion and confidentiality. If interested, email your contact information to loconnor@lakesunapeevna.org and a member of the Lake Sunapee VNA bereavement team will call you with further details.

Mondays through July 19

Baby and Me Yoga, The Fells, 11:15am-noon, rain or shine. Session I with Meghan MacLean of Crescent Moon Wellness and Yoga. A gentle, nurturing class for baby and caregiver. Classes are made up of beneficial yoga movements, infant massage and songs for baby as well as a few stretches for caregivers. Full six-week session is $80, drop-ins welcome, if space is available, for $17/class. Advance registration required. Call 763-4789, ext. 3, pay online or visit www.thefells.org

Mondays through July 19

Mindful Movement for Toddlers, The Fells, 10:15-11am. Session I. Little yogins and their caretakers will be introduced to yoga with songs, movement, stories and play. The class is geared toward new walkers to 36 months, but crawlers and older toddlers are welcome too! Full six-week session is $80; drop-ins are welcome, if space is available, for $17/class. Advanced registration required. Call 763-4789, ext. 3, pay online or visit www.thefells.org

Mondays & Wednesdays through July 21

Mindful Flow YogaThe Fells, 9-10am, rain or shine. Session I. A practice in mindful movement Meghan MacLean of Crescent Moon Wellness and Yoga. For all ages and experience levels. Chairs are available for use. Attend one or both days. Full six-week session for one time per week is $80, two times per week is $160; drop-ins welcome, if space is available, for $17/class. Advanced registration required. 

Tuesdays , June 22 - July 27

Outdoor Yoga, COA Chapin Center, 10 am. Leah Cummings of Evergreen Healing Arts will incorporate familiar pose with in-depth alignment cues. Something for everyone. Bring yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Chairs will be available. Info and to register: 526-6368 or www.coachapincenter.org.

Tuesdays-Saturdays through September 6

Blue Star Museums, NH Telephone Museum, Warner, 10am-4pm. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums across America offering free admission to the nation's active-duty military. Donations welcome. Info: 456-2234 or www.nhtelephonemuseum.org .  

Fridays

Abbott Library Online Story Time, 4pm. Visit www.abbottlibrary.org for more info. 

Saturdays

Downtown Concord Farmers' Market, 9am-noon. Find us at 20 South Main St in downtown Concord. You can also place orders online at HarvestToMarket.com from participating vendors. Pickup and pay at the entrance.


June 22

Children's Summer Arts Series, The Fells Pavilion, 1-2pm, rain or shine. Ted Scheu, children's poet and the Poetry Guy, from Middlebury, VT, will lead a super-fun poem writing workshop for kids encouraging all to discover their own poetic voices. Every child will leave with a poem draft they are super proud of and their own poetic license in their pocket. Adults welcome, too. Scholarships available. Cost: $10/participant; accompanying parent or caregiver is free. Advance registration req'd. Info: 763-4789, ext. 3, info@thefells.org or www.thefells.org .

June 22

KCPA Spring Show, The Fells, 6:30pm. Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts. (Subject to change pending Covid-19 regulations/restrictions.) Info: www.nhperformingarts.org .

June 24 

Backyard Composting Workshop At the New London Highway Facility, 184 South Pleasant Street, New London, 10-11 am, rain or shine. Limited to 20 residents.  To register: call 526-6337 or email: nlhd@nl-nh.com

June 25

Open Questions, via Zoom, 7pm. "Is privacy dead" will be presented by Maria Sanders. Open Questions is a series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities and funded by New Hampshire Humanities/Connecting people with Ideas. Each program is facilitated by philosophy professors who will explore essential questions about meaning and life. Hosted by the New Hampshire Telephone Museum. Donations welcome. Info: 456-2234 or www.nhtelephonemuseum.org .   

June 27

Summer Concert, The Fells Pavilion, 5-7pm, rain or shine. Peabody's Coal Train (PCT) is  a unique, local New Hampshire acoustic Americana six-piece band featuring strings and shared vocal harmonies. Enjoy originals and covers that tell stories which celebrate the triumphs and tragedies of human conditions. Bring your own picnic to enjoy as you listen to the music. Cost: $25 per person. Advance registration req'd. Info: 763-4789, ext 3, or www.thefells.org

June 28

LSRVNA Foot Clinic, COA Chapin Center, 9am-2pm. Cost: $25. Call for appt: 748-1731. 

June 29

Children's Summer Arts Series, The Fells Pavilion, 1-2pm, rain or shine. Lizi Boyd is an artist and illustrator who creates children's books, paintings, sculptures, rugs, and various other things. Adults welcome, too. Scholarships available. Cost: $10/participant; accompanying parent or caregiver is free. Advance registration req'd. Info: 763-4789, ext 3, or www.thefells.org

June 29 & 30

NLBP Summer Kickoff Revue, Ivey Field @ Colby Sawyer College, 8pm. "Shining On - From Broadway to the Barn" is an original revue, showcasing musical hits from past Barn productions and highlighting some of Broadway's most memorable moments. Info and tickets: 526-6710, info@nlbarn.org or www.nlbarn.org

June 25 thru Aug 20 

Band Concerts on the Common 2021.  Presented by the Town of New London Bandstand Committee Inc.  Fridays 6:30-8:00 pm, Mary D. Haddad Bandstand, Sargent Common, New London, NH.  In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the First Baptist Church.

June 26

Artisan's Expo On the Lawn at the Lovejoy Cottage, 491 N. Pitkin Road, Lempster, NH 03605 (at the Junction of Lovejoy Road & Pitkin Road). A Local Artisans' Market & Farm Stand.  

June 29 thru August 20

Camp Sunapee Summer Day Camp  In Sunapee.  For all children 5-12 years old.  Fun games, arts and crafts, beach and more.  Attend by day, week or whole summer.  Register: www.town.sunapee.nh.us/recreation.  Info: Scott Blewitt, recreation@town.sunapee.nh.us.

June 29 thru July 29

LSPA's 2021 Summer Discoveries Speaker Series.  All programs will require pre-registration. Visit www.lakesunapee.org/calendar for more details or call 603-763-2210.  Programs will be virtual, unless otherwise indicated.

June 30

Veranda Readings  At the Fells Main House, Route 103, Newbury, 3-5 pm, rain or shine.  Dave Anderson will read several passages from John Hay's writings - each inspired by John Hay's boyhood rambles at The Fells.  Cost: members, $10, nonmembers $15 per program.  Cosponsored by Society for the protection of NH Forests and The Fells.  Advance registration required.  Info: 763-4789, ext. 3, or www.thefells.org.

July 1

First Thursday Hike  At the Fells Kiosk, Route 103, Newbury, 11 am.  Informal, moderate walk with Nick Scheu, landscape director, or Simon Parsons, education director, for a little exercise, time out in the landscape, and perhaps discover something new.  Topic will change monthly.  Cost: members free, nonmembers price included with regular admission fee.  No reservations necessary.  Info: www.thefells.org.

Free Concert  At the gazebo, Route 103, Newbury, 6:30-8 pm.  The FROGZ, classic rock, R&B and country.  Info: 526-6675 or www.lakesunapeeregionchamber.com.

July 1 & 2

NLBP Musical Review  In an open-air tent on Ivey Field, Colby-Sawyer College, Main Street, New London, 8 pm.  "A Grand Night for Singing" is a musical revue featuring the classic and lesser-known musical works from the iconic songwriting duo, Rodgers and Hammerstein.  Info and tickets: 526-6710, info@nlbarn.org or www.nlbarn.org.

July 2

Watermelon Race  At Pete's Shed, down Maple Street to River Road, Sunapee Harbor, 6pm.  Take one watermelon, add wheels, decorate and get ready to race.  Categories and prizes for all ages.  For rules and info: www.town.sunapee.nh.us, recreation newsletter.

Free CFA First Fridays At the Haddad Bandstand, Main Street, New London, 6:30-8pm.  Music on the Green with the Freese Brother's Big Band.  Plus the announcement of the 2021 CFA Scholarship winners.  Info: www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays.

July 3

NLBP Children's Theater Series  At the New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main St, New London, 11 am and 2 pm.  "Whodunit?: A Comedic Musical Mystery".  Junior Intern Company.  For families and audiences of all ages.  Info: www.nlbarn.org/children's-theater-series.

Celebration and Flare Night  In Sunapee, Parade, noon.  Participants meet on Old Georges Mills Road, 11:30am.  Theme: Friends, Family, Community.  Fireworks cruise tickets: www.sunapeecruises.com.

Free Public Reading of Douglass Speech At the Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main St, Warner, 12:30pm. Open to all people, any age, to take turns reading part of Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech. Or just come to listen. A program of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, www.blackheritagetrailnh.org, in collaboration with the Warner Historical Society, www.warnerhistorical.org.  Info: 456-2437.

Free Summer Music Series  On Flanders Stage, Sunapee Harbor, 5-7 pm.  Kathy Lowe and Friends.  Info: 526-6575, www.lakesunapeeregionchamber.com or www.sunapeeharborriverway.com.

July 4

King Solomon's Lodge, 22nd Annual KSL Chicken Barbecue, Masonic Hall Parking Lot, Elkins, NH.  Across from the Bandstand, Drive Through Pick-up - Take Home Only. Advance Reservations Only, $15.00. Reserve Early. Serving begins at 4 pm and runs until 6:00 pm.  Send your payment for the number of meals to:  KSL #14, P.O. Box 295, Elkins, NH  03233.

July 5

5th Annual History Cruise  Depart Sunapee Town Dock, 5:30 pm.  Learn about lake shore development from Burkehaven to Job's Creek.  Cost: $35.  Reservations required.  Info: sunapeehistoricalsociety.org.

July 5-8

Kids in Nature  At The Fells Pavilion, Route 103, Newbury, 9 am to noon.  Debbie Campbell, artist, will lead a Painting In Nature workshop for students ages 8 and up.  Express creativity while learning painting techniques, color, composition and perspective.  All materials provided.  Cost: members $50, nonmembers $75.  Scholarships available.  Program made possible by the Wellborn Ecology Fund.  Space limited.  Advance registration required.  Info: 763-4789, ext. 3, or www.thefells.org.

July 5-9

NLBP Summer Camp  Via Zoom, for ages 6-11.  Virtual Playhouse.  Morning camp: playwriting, 11 am to noon.  Afternoon camp: puppetry, 2-3 pm.  Tuition: $80 half day; $150 full day.  Info: www.nlbarn.org/summer-camps.

July 5-16

Swim lessons Session 1  At Dewey Beach, Sunapee.  Levels for all ages.  Info: at Dewey Beach, Sunapee Town Hall or online at www.town.sunapee.nh.us.

July 6

Children's Summer Art Series  At the Fells Pavilion, Route 103, Newbury, 1-2 pm, rain or shine.  Art Anderson, Traditional Wood Collectibles, will lead this interactive workshop which will allow participants to choose a pattern for a toy, trace it on wood, have it cut by Anderson, then paint and assemble the piece.  Open to all ages.  Scholarships available.  Adults welcome, too.  Cost, including supplies, $10/participant;  accompanying parent or caregiver is free.  Advance registration required at: 763-4789, ext. 3, or www.thefells.org. 

July 6 & 7

NLBP Concert Version  In an open-air tent on Ivey Field, Colby-Sawyer College, Main Street, New London, 8 pm.  "Anything Goes - It's Delightful, it's Delicious, it's De-Lovely!"  An abridged concert version of Cole Porter's cast of crazy characters caught up in toe-tapping tomfoolery.  Info and tickets: 526-6710, info@nlbarn.org or www.nlbarn.org.

July 6 & 8

Junior Adventure Camp  In Sunapee, 9 am to 1 pm. Fort building.  Info and to sign up www.town.sunapee.nh.us.

July 8

"Swing, Swing, Swing" with the Bedford Big Band.  An evening of Music Dancing, the 10x10 Art Sale, and more!  Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres and Cash Bar.  6:30 to 9:30pm, New London Historical Society.  $60 pp/$50 pp CFA Members (price includes one drink).  Tickets at www.cfanh.org/gala. "PODS" are available by advanced reservation.

July 17

Arts on the Green @ Sunapee Harbor, 10am-4pm. www.CenterForTheArtsNH.org

July 17-25       

Naturally New England Annual Art Show and Sale at The Livery in Sunapee, @ Sunapee Harbor. www.CenterForTheArtsNH.org 


Through October 31

Lake Sunapee Rowing Club, Georges Mills public boat launch area. Beginners, fit for life rowers and racing members welcome. Coaching for both group sessions and private lessons provided. COVID-19 guidelines as provided by U.S. Rowing and state and local regulations. Info: www.lakesunapeerowing.com



THE FELLS : May 29 - October 11

Historic Home Opens, The Fells, Rte 103, Newbury, 10am-4pm. Main house open Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Take an historic guided or self-guided tour of the 22-room colonial revival main house, explore the renowned gardens and sculpture and more. Plant stand open daily in the gatehouse courtyard. Site admission applies. COVID-19 guidelines. Masks required inside. 

Main Gallery Exhibit, 10am-4pm. Peace and Tranquility features selected artists sharing their work and experience over the past 14 months. Open during main house hours. Regular admission fee. 

Art Exhibit, 10am-4pm. Art CafĂ© and Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". Paintings, sculptures and collages are individual creations reflecting a line taken from this noted collection.  Open during main house hours. Regular admission fee. 

History Exhibit, 10am-4pm. The Literary Legacy of the Hay Family. Read excerpts from the literary works of four generations of the Hay family. Accompanying the exhibition throughout the season will be a selection of educational programs about history, literature, and the arts. Located in the main house and included with regular admission fee. 

Ecology Exhibit, 10am-4pm. Habitat Stewardship at The John Hay Estate at The Fells. Interactive and informative exhibits, guided interpretive hikes and ecology programs to teach visitors to be good stewards of wildlife habitat. Included with regular admission fee. 

Sculpture Exhibit, dawn to dusk. A contemporary exhibit of some of the finest New England sculptors set on the beautiful grounds of the Fells. This year's exhibit continues the theme of Stillness and Motion and features a combination of still and kinetic pieces. Included with regular admission fee. 

Info: www.thefells.org.



COA CHAPIN CENTER *Ongoing Events*, 37 Pleasant Street, New London, www.coachapincenter.org

Please call COA at 526-6368 to register for programs. Limit of 10 people for programs held at COA building.

Chair Exercises - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:30am. This low impact exercise program is perfect for those looking for an easy, effective exercise routine. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants. 

Tom & Tom's Men's Discussion Group - Mondays 9 a.m. via Zoom. We want to hear your stories and we'll share a few of our own. Call COA at 526-6368 to join.

Memoir Writing Group - Tuesdays 10am via Zoom. Please call COA at 526-6368 to join. 

Painting Group - Tuesdays, 1pm. This is an informal group, and we'd love to have you join us. Bring your current painting project to work on. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

French Discussion Group - 1st and 3rd Mondays 4:15pm. Join this casual, friendly group to practice your language skills and have fun. Participants at all skill levels are welcome! Please call COA at 526-6368 to join. 

Bingo! - Mondays 1pm. Ten games for $5. Ten bingo sheets with 6 cards on each sheet. Participants must be 55 years old and older. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10am. Join this active group to walk, hike, kayak, and more! Please call COA at 526-6368 to register prior to your first activity.

Needlework Craft Group - Wed. 1-3pm. Like to cross stitch, do needlework, quilt, knit, or crotchet? We'd love to chat, laugh, and get to know the folks who enjoy the same hobbies we enjoy. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants. 

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA - Second and Fourth Mondays at 9am - 2pm. $25. Please call the Lake Sunapee VNA at 603-748-1731 to schedule an appointment. 

Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff - Nick will be available for on-line tutoring sessions. Nick has an extensive background in computers from teaching to programming. Please call COA at 526-6368 for registration information. 

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation with Francine Rainone - Apr 6 - May 11 Tuesdays, 10-11am. In this course we will learn how to practice the Four Foundations of Mindfulness meditation, which can be practiced by anyone, regardless of your personal religious beliefs or lack of religious beliefs. The emphasis will be on how to integrate the techniques and lessons into everyday life. Participants can register to attend classes at the COA building or by Zoom. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register. 



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