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Welcome to spring! Find your adventure in Mt Washington Valley            May, 2016 
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Swift River Kayaking-Photo by Dan Houde-Wiseguy Creative.
Kayaking on the Swift River. Photo by Dan Houde-Wiseguy Creative.
Find your adventure in Mt Washington Valley, NH  
Spring showers bring flowers and plenty of adventure, music and arts, golf, shopping and fun in the Valley.  The rivers are running, and this is the time of year for some fast kayaking.  Plus, it's Tuckerman Ravine season.  Whether its family fun, sports, food, arts, golf, shopping or the scenic beauty that draws you here, you'll find a full line up of things to do at

We've highlighted a number of our top pick for Don't forget Family attractions all open on Memorial Day weekend, although some - like the Conway Scenic RR and the Mt Washington Cog Railway - are already underway with their summer season.
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Top picks for May sports, competitions and outdoor fun
May 7, Northeast Mountaineering,is partnering with Wounded Vets Expeditionary Group - a subsidiary of the larger "New England Wounded Vets" for a summit at sunrise hike of Mt. Washington to raise money for wounded vets in Glen, NH.

Thursdays, starting May 12: Solomon Spring Trail Running/Walking series at Great Glen Trails. A weekly trail race for all abilities.
May 14, Crank the Kanc offered by Mt Washington Valley Bicycle Club on the, Kancamaugus Highway.

May 21, 10th Annual King Pine Triathalon, Madison, NH
featuring events for the entire family.

May 28,Alton Weagle Day, celebrating first attempts on the Mt Washington Auto Road.

May 29, Dirty Girl Trail Run, White Mountain Milers, Albany, NH at Tin Mountain Conservation Center.

For more opportunities to test the athletic you, visit
April Arts, Culture & Heritage top picks
May 14, White Mountain Waldorf School Annual May Faire, North Conway Community Center, North Conway Village, NH featuring the traditional May Pole, jump rope making, plant and food sale and other
family fun activities.

May 14, All Things Invasive Fair, Saco River Recreational Council, Swans Falls Campground, Fryeburg,ME

May 17, 9:30am-12:30pm, Bretton Woods and the International Monetary Conference: History Alive Today, Omni Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods.  
Wednesdays, May 18 & 25, June 1, 4-5:30pm, The Budding Herbalist, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth, NH. Many other activities offered.  
Music & Theater in the Mountains
Don't miss a full line up of music throughout the month at Stone 
Mountain Art Center, Brownfield, ME. Click here for a complete schedule of performances and concerts.

Performances from musical and opera to dance and student-led concerts take place at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Art Center, Click here for a complete schedule.

May 8, Cold River Radio Show, Theatre in the Wood, Intervale, NH: 
Live Radio Variety Show featuring local music, performances and storytelling hosted by Jonathan Sarty and the Cold River Band.

Thurs Fri & Sats, May 12- 28,  "The Dixie Swim Club", M&D Playhouse, North Conway, NH

May 14, 7:30pm, "What the World Needs Now", Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, ME: An evening of Burt Bacharach music presented by Mountain Top Music,

Wed May 18, 6:30-8:30pm, Arts Council of Tamworth presents Veronica Robles, singer and dancer, Runnells Hall, Chocorua, NH 
Arts Opportunities & Workshops 

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Sip & Paint at Jackson Art Studio: Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist! Spend an evening of creativity as you twist open your favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork your creativity!  Click here for a full schedule in May.

Fridays in May, Friday Painters, Mt Washington Valley Arts Association: Paint with professional, semi-professional and hobbyists who are willing to provide critiques of your work, share tips they have learned through the year and make new friends.

May 16, Beautiful Container Gardens,Mountain Garden Club,Salyards, Conway, NH

May 21 & 22, 10am-4pm, Elaine Farmer, Harmonious Color Schemes, Ellis River Art Studios, Jackson, NH.  
May 21, 10am-4pm, Fused Glass Demonstration by Linda Banks, Cassidy Gallery, 
Jackson, NH 

For a complete list of arts, cultural and heritatge adventures, click here.
Tax-free spring shopping adventures   
May 13 - 15,Half Way to Bring a Friend Shopping Weekend, Settlers Green, North Conway, NH: Get ready for the "big" Bring A Friend Weekend in November with this spring warm up! Plenty of sales & giveaways in true "Bring A Friend" weekend tradition.

May 27 - 30,  Memorial Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale, Settlers Green, North Conway, NH

May 28 & 29,  Craft Fair,  Gibson Center, North Conway Village, NH: Over 15 crafters selling jewelry, photographs, adirondack chairs, Skinny Towels and more.  Fundraiser for the Senior Center.
Photo by Dan Houde-Wiseguy Creative
Fabulous Foodie Finds from Mt Washington Valley restaurants  - Wednesdays - Sundays

Wednesdays: 2 for 1 cupcakes,J-Town Deli & Country Store, Jackson, NH. Also,"Wine with Wednesdays", bottle 1/2 price with purchase of 2 entrees at Black Cap Grille.4-8pm and Sundays after 9pm, Buy one get one free, Shannon Door Pub, Jackson, NH. Also on Wednesday, 
all you can eat Carolina-style ribs at Traditions Restaurant in  Purity Spring Resort.  
Thursdays through May (except May 5),  Max's Oyster Orgy, Max's Restaurant and Pub, Snowville, NH.

Friday Nights, Seafood Fest, The Ledges, White Mountain Hotel, North Conway, NH.

Saturday Night, 5:30-9pm, Angus Prime Rib, The Ledges, White Mountain Hotel North Conway, NH plus Prime Rib Buffet, Red Jacket Mountain View Resort North Conway, NH
For more specials,  visit our What's Your Adventure Food Finds list.
May Foodie Fun
Red Parka Pub
International Dinners: Held every other Wednesday (May 11, 25) at Red Parka Pub. Dinners feature small plates with soup, appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Reservations required.
May 8:  Treat Mom to Mother's Day brunches and dinners at restaurants throughout Mt Washington Valley. 

Thursday, May 26, 8pm, The Grown Up Prom, Red Parka Pub & Steakhouse, Glen, NH   
May 21: Cooking Class at the Bernerhof Inn: Late spring harvest and bounty class. $125 for class and dinner $49 for your guest joining you for dinner. 603- 383-4200.   
Bernerhof Inn-Taste of the Mtn Cooking School 
For a full listing of foodie fun options, click here.
May Golf News
Here's what we have to look forward to on the golf course! 

Photo by Dan Houde_Wiseguy Creative

Many of Mt Washington Valley's golf courses opened in April.  Be sure to visit for a complete list and links to all of Mt Washington Valley's golf courses.

Sat. May 1, Golf for Project Graduation, Indian Mound Golf Club, Ossipee, NH: BBQ Lunch at 11:30; Shotgun Start at 12:45. Enjoy a Round of Golf and a Club House Party at 6:30. 

Click here for a complete list of golf packages, golf adventures 
and golf course information. 
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