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.

Wednesdays and Saturdays

St. Andrew's Thrift Shop, REOPENED! 11am-1pm, 52 Gould Rd, New London. Shop has reopened for inside sales with a great selection of clothing for adults and children of all ages. Many adult items priced at $5, children's $2. Household items are also available. Respect COVID-19 rules. Only 3 customers allowed in at a time.

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. 


April 22 - 29

Celebrate Proctor's Woodlands. We will celebrate Proctor's 2,500 acres with the Woodlands Challenge from April 22 (Global Earth Day) to April 29 (Proctor's Earth Day). Daily virtual activities highlighting an area of Woodlands and Environmental programs. For example: Sat Apr 24, Hike a portion of the SRKG at your leisure. Visit proctoracademy.org/woodlandscenter for more information. 

Through April 23

Peeps Diorama Contest, on display, Library Arts Center, Newport. See the clever dioramas in this 10th Annual Contest. On display in-person with social distancing modifications in place, or view online at libraryartscenter.org/peeps. Hours: Tues-Fri. 11am-4pm. Sat. 10am-1pm. 

April 23 - May 1

Kiwanis Big Online Auction. Presented by Kiwanis of Claremont. Many great items from local businesses are up for bid! All proceeds from this event support Claremont Kiwanis Children's Charity. www.ourkiwanisauction.com 

April 24

Spring Rummage Sale, Immaculate Conception Church in Andover, 9-1. Clothing, Domestics, & Flea Market Items!! Due to Covid Masks are Required!

April 24

Rabies Clinic for Cats and Dogs, 9-11am, rain or shine. South Newbury. Sponsored by South Newbury Union Church, held in parking lot of Friendship House - Corner of Village and Sutton roads. Rabies shot fee: $14.00. Please bring a previous Rabies certificate or dog license, if available. Dr. Karen Moody will be the veterinarian officiating. Newbury Town Clerk will be present to register and license your dog. For more info call 938-2064.

April 25

Rubber Ducky Race, Kidder Brook @ Twin Lake Villa, 3pm. $5 per Rubber Duck. Cash prizes $150, $75, and $25. Purchase Tickets at the Springfield Town Office.

April 26

LSRVNA Foot Clinic, COA, 37 Pleasant St, New London, 9am-2pm. Cost: $25. Call for appt: 748-1731.

April 26

Green Thumbs Wanted for Garden at Tracy Library! Volunteers are welcome to come on opening day of the garden season, Monday April 26 any time between 9am-noon behind the Tracy Library in New London. We're beginning spring cleanup. You can volunteer any Monday morning during the garden season. Bring your garden gloves, enjoy time outside while you learn about gardening and meet friends. We will have coffee and muffins for volunteers to enjoy on opening day. A recent worldwide study using 11 years of data and nearly 90,000 participants shows that gardening is just as healthy as going to the gym! gardenattracy.org 

April 26

Colby-Sawyer Community Based Research Project Final Presentation, via Zoom, 6pm. Join us from the comfort of your home to learn about our findings! Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94757762781 . For more info, visit our Facebook page: @Messer.PondCBRP

April 26-30

2021 Spring Musical Theater Intensive, via Zoom, 10am-noon. "I Get A Kick Out of Zoom!" For performers and technicians/designers ages 6-18. Teen performers, ages 12-18, 10am-noon; young performers, ages 6-11, 11 am to noon; and technical designers, ages 6-18, 10:30am-noon. For info, signup, and times: www.nlbarn.org/school-year-programs. 

April 28

Bradford Historical Society Meeting, Tin Shop, 162 East Main St, Bradford, 6:30pm. Plans to organize doings for 2021. All welcome. Info: www.bradfordnhhistorical.org. 

April 28

Mink Hills Program, via Zoom, 7pm. Rebecca Courser will present the Social History of the Mink Hills, Where Did Everyone Go and Why? This program is based on her years of research. Sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. Register to receive the zoom link: https://bit.ly/3rerX7O. 

April 29

COA Chapin Center Movie Matinee, 1:00pm. "News of the World". 

April 29

The Effects of Climate Change on NH Birds, via Zoom, 7pm. Presented by NH Audubon biologist Pam Hunt. Free & open to all. For more info and for zoom login: www.wilmotwca.org 


April 6 - May 11

Mindfulness Meditation, COA Chapin Center, 37 Pleasant St, New London, or via Zoom, 10-11am. Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation with Francine Rainone. 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. 


May 1

New London Town-wide Street Cleanup, 8am-2pm. (Rain date: May 2). Municipal lot across from the Tracy Library. For more info contact: Gary Faccone, 727-8064, gfny163@yahoo.com. Follow New London Day on Facebook. 

May 1

Tin Shop Opens, Bradford Historical Society, 162 East Main St, Bradford, every Saturday until fall, 10am-noon, and other times by appt. Masks required. Current exhibit "All Aboard" runs through September. Info: www.bradfordnhhistorical.org. 

May 1 - 30

Ultra 1K Virtual Race, presented by KW - The O'Halloran Group Real Estate. Where: Your location of choice (or one of our mapped routes). Reg Fee: $10. Race details and online registration: Ultra1k.com . $10,000 raised! Register today and help us hit our goal of $15,000. All proceeds will be donated to 3 amazing organizations: Kearsarge Lake Sunapee Community Food Pantry, Warner Connects NH Food Pantry, Newport Food Pantry. 

May 4

A Mental Health Conversation with Chief Justice John Broderick, via Zoom, 6:30pm. Presented by the Kearsarge Parent Partnership. Dartmouth Hitchcock's R.E.A.C.T. Mental Health Awareness Campaign provides individuals throughout New Hampshire with tips about how to deal with signs of emotional suffering and with resources for support and help. Join Dartmouth-Hitchcock Senior Director of External Affairs and former NH Chief Justice John Broderick as he shares what he learned about mental health from his own family's journey and from his mistakes in failing to see mental health challenges for what they were. Social Worker Jeff Levin will join Chief Broderick and gives his insight on how the current culture has impacted children and families. Join the meeting at: us02web.zoom.us/j/85782896707 


June 1 Deadline

Call for Artists: Naturally New England 2021, July 17-25th. We invite the best artists from New Hampshire and Vermont to apply to the "Naturally New England Art Show 2021" at the Livery in Sunapee Harbor, NH. Entry deadline is June 1st. www.centerfortheartsnh.org/naturally-new-england



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. 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. 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. 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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