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
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 email@example.com and a member of the Lake Sunapee VNA bereavement team will call you with further details.
Abbott Library Online Story Time, 4pm. Visit www.abbottlibrary.org for more info.
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.
September 8 through October 12
Main House Fall Tours - At The Fells, Route 103, Newbury, weekends and Monday holidays, 10am to 4pm. Discover what life was like on an early 20th century New Hampshire summer estate. See exhibits in history, ecology and art and more. Explore gardens, fairy village, hike scenic trails and visit the self-serve plant stand. Cost: site admission. Info: www.thefells.org.
Book Discussion Group - At the COA, 37 Pleasant St., New London, 10am. "Eleanor" by David Michaelis. Info and to register: 526-6368.
Landscape Speaker Series - At The Fells Pavilion, Route 103A, Newbury, 11-1pm. Topic and speaker to be determined. Space limited. Advance registration required. Info: 763-4789, ext. 3, or www.thefells.org.
Free WHS Meeting and Community Conversation - Via Zoom, 7pm. Warner Historical Society invites the public to their annual meeting. Hear about the past year and see the unveiling of their new strategic plan. Community conversation will follow to share stories about the Warner Fall Foliage Festival. Open to the public. Register at https://bit.ly/2WVeacU or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a zoom link.
Clothing Drive - At the Vets Hall, Route 103, Newbury, 9am to 3pm. Homeless Veterans Clothing Drive. Bring clean, lightly used men's and women's winter clothing, jackets, pants, scarves, gloves, hats, sweaters, boots, toothpaste and toothbrushes. All donations will be brought to Liberty House in Manchester. Sponsored by the veterans committee in Newbury.
Corn Crib Raising - At the Bradford Historical Society, East Main Street, Bradford, 10am to 2pm. The restored corn crib will be raised on its permanent spot. Volunteers needed to help or just watch. Buildings open to visit. Refreshments available.
Exhibit Opening Reception - At the Upton Chandler House Museum, Main Street, Warner, 11am to 1pm. Outdoor gathering with refreshments under the tent on the front lawn. Tour the next exhibit All Aboard! Economic, Social and Environmental Change During New Hampshire's Railroad Era. Info: 456-2437 or email@example.com.
FNRT Bike Ride - Starting at Depot Street in Boscawen, 11am. The Friends of the Northern Rail Trail are participating in the National Bike Your Park Day Ride, 2.5 miles to the Hannah Duston Park, the future terminus of the Northern Rail Trail. Click "join this trip" to register at www.adventure-cycling.org/resources/bike-your-park-day/join-a-bike-your-park-day-ride/. Info: www.FNRT.org.
Dedication Ceremony - At Lafayette Square, corner of East Main Street and Route 114, Bradford, 1:30pm. Bradford Historical Society invites you to the dedication of the Lafayette Trail Marker. Marker made possible by Lafayette Trail Inc. and the William C. Pomeroy Foundation.
Chowder & Chili Challenge - In Sunapee Harbor, noon-3pm. Twentieth annual event with local restaurants and chowder/chili enthusiasts competing for the title of best chowder or chili around. Attendees sample the many delicious chowder and chili creations, then cast their vote for the best. Also local artisans, children's events, music and more. Sunapee Parent Teacher Organization's largest fundraiser.
Afternoon of Sculpture and Dance - At The Fells Pavilion, Route 103A, Newbury, 1-3pm. Dancers from the professional dance company Ballet Misha (of Manchester) will perform an exploratory collaboration between sculpture and dance. Visitors follow a self-guided tour of the grounds to see dancers performing improvisational dance inspired by the sculptures. Several of the sculptors and gallery artists will be present to discuss their work. Cost: members free, nonmembers included with regular admission. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden, on the veranda, or in the pavilion. Info: 763-4789, ext. 3, or www.thefells.org.
Fungi Foray - At The Fells Pavilion, Route 103A, Newbury, 1-4pm. Maynard Wheeler and members of the Montshire Mycology Club present an introduction to fungi for beginners followed by a foray amid the rich Fells woodlands and ending with an identification session. Bring a basket and knife. This program is made possible by the Wellborn Ecology Fund. Cost: members free, nonmembers $10. Info: 763-4789, ext. 3, or www.thefells.org.
Harvest Moon and Nature Fest - At the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and The Nature Discovery Center, 18 Highlawn Road, Warner, 10am to 4pm. Celebrate the harvest season with live raptors presented by the New Hampshire Audubon Center, native foods made by the Three Sisters, craft demonstrations and other activities. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children and members, $30 maximum for families. Info: www.indianmuseum.org.
BHS Meeting and Presentation - At the Tin Shop, Main Street, Bradford, 6pm. Bradford Historical Society meeting followed by a presentation by Steve Taylor on New Hampshire's Long Love-Hate Relationship with its Agricultural Fairs. All welcome. Contact: 938-2253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Conversation - Via Zoom, 7pm. Telephone Service in Warner, NH, will be presented by Lynn Clark, moderator. Paul Violette and others will share stories of their years working to provide and maintain telephone service in all types of weather and through changing technologies. Audience members will be invited to share their stories as well. This program is part of a series produced by the Warner Historical Society. Hosted by the New Hampshire Telephone Museum. Admission: $5 suggested donation. Info: 456-2234 or www.nhtelephonemuseum.org.
Free CFA First Fridays - At Whipple Hall, 25 Seamans Road, New London, 6:30pm. Join Carol Dunne, producing artistic director, and Sarah Wansley, bold associate artistic director, as they discuss what is coming up for the balance of the 2021/2022 season at Northern Stage. Info: www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays.
New England Quilts - At the Center Meeting House, Route 103, Newbury, 10am. New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell with Pamela Weeks. She will bring a variety of quilts. You are welcome to bring a special one from your family. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
Hay Day Fall Festival - At The Fells, Route 103A, Newbury, 11am to 2pm. Oktoberfest theme with a fun-filled day for all ages with old-fashioned games, children's art projects, visit with animals, craft demonstrations, other live presentations, music and more. Pick up pumpkins and locally made products at the farmers' market. Cost: members free, non-members regular admission fee. Info: 763-4789, ext. 3, or www.thefells.org.
CFA Performing Arts Series - At Whipple Hall, 25 Seamans Road, New London, 3pm. The Sunapee Singers under the direction of Nancy Tripp will perform. Info: www.centerfortheartsnh.org/performing-arts-series.
Return of the Pumpkin People Contest - In Sunapee. Residents, businesses, organizations all get together to present creative pumpkin people displays for the month of October. First and second place awards to entries in different categories. Info: 526-6575 or email@example.com.
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 Café 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.
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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