Calendar of Events in Mt Washington Valley

Mt. Washington Valley has a multitude of fun events and great things to do this summer like live theater and music, festivals, art shows, recreation events and more.

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AUGUST 2021


August 5 , 12 , 19 , 26

Gorham Farmers' Market

Town of Gorham Common
69 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581


Welcome to the Gorham Farmers' Market

A weekly event for the community to gather with with live music, family activities, good food and great vendors!

Featuring a variety of local vendors selling fresh and organic produce, fruits, meats, baked goods, pastries, eggs, jams / jellies, preserves, goat dairy products, coffee, cheeses, honey products, maple products, local authors, handcrafted items such as; leather goods, soaps, dog treats, sewn / crochet items, wood turned kitchen items, prepared food including; Thai food, meatball / pork / beef sandwiches and chicken wings, homemade sauces, lemonade, teas, wild forged items; mushrooms, chaga, fiddleheads, local author novels, and much more!

Summer Market Dates / Time:  Every Thursday from June 10 to October 7, 2021 from 3:00 - 6:00pm

Summer Market Location:  Town of Gorham Common, 69 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581



Click for more info: www.gorhamnh.org/parks-recreation-department/pages/gorham-farmers-market

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August 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 12 , 13 , 14 , 15 , 19 , 20 , 21 , 22

Steel Magnolias on Stage

Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse
2760 White Mountain Highway
North Conway Village, NH


Steel Magnolias – Click here for poster >
BUY TICKETS NOW!
Directed by Christopher Bellis
August 5 – August 22
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:30 pm

Steel Magnolias was a play before it was a movie. After its off-Broadway premiere in 1987, playwright Robert Harling wrote the screenplay for the 1989 film starring Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Daryl Hannah, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts.

Harling based Steel Magnolias on the life of his sister and their experience growing up in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. The title suggests the “female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel”.

Starring Alex Bradford, Karen Gustafson, Francesca Jellison, Kaitlyn Marshall, Christine Thompson, Hannah-Jo Weisberg.



603-733-5275

Click for more info: www.MDPlayhouse.com

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August 6 , 13 , 20 , 27

Morrell Family Community Complex Farmers Market

The market will be held outdoors at Story Land’s Living Shores Aquarium


Farmers Market every Friday 9 am - 1 pm
June 4 - September 10

Current vendors include fresh farm eggs, and homemade bread, kettlecorn, laser and hand crafted custom signs and goods, honey, and honey products, Stoney Morrell Syrup, strawberry rhubarb jam, rhubarb jam, violet jelly, lilac jelly, scones, muffins and more!

Coming in a few weeks - farm fresh meats, organic soaps and lotions, children's books, and more.

Vendor space is available. 
No application fee!
Full Season (15 weeks): $225 - Single Day: $20

Click Below to Apply as a Vendor for 2021 Market

Questions or concerns can be sent to bartlettrec@gmail.com

REGISTRATION LINK:

 



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August 6

Hanz Araki & Bethany Waickman-After Dinner Music Series

Denmark Arts Center


Denmark Arts Center (DAC) performances will be held in Bicentennial Park across from the Arts Center. DAC will follow CDC guidelines for outdoor events-Rain or Shine (Pavilion & Tent onsite). After Dinner Music Series will be a Pay-What-You-Can this summer (suggested $10 donation). Pre-registration is strongly requested.

Considered one of the most talented Irish musicians in America today, flautist, whistle player, singer, and Juno Award winner, Hanz Araki has been lauded by publications and audiences alike. Hanz has teamed with the Jewel of the Adirondacks, Bethany Waickman for a powerhouse evening of Celtic Music, at its best!

As a sixth generation of his family to bear the title Araki Kodo, Hanz spent his early years mastering the  Japanese end-blown bamboo flute. Hanz recognized the similarities between the shakuhachi and the Irish whistle. Honoring his Irish heritage, he took advantage of the rich Irish music scene in Seattle and became known for his instrumental work on the Irish whistle and flute, as well as his haunting singing voice.

Hanz has released twelve albums, his latest the 2019 critically acclaimed At Our Next Meeting recorded with Donogh Hennessey in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Hanz has performed at numerous festivals, as well as with the Seattle Symphony, at the Gates Estate and for the Japanese Consul General.  2020 Samhain Celtic Music New Year Festival

Bethany Waickman accompanies some of the country’s finest players at dance halls, pub sessions, and on the concert stage. She started piano at an early age and played traditional and classical music along with her fiddle- and cello-playing brothers. She discovered DADGAD guitar tuning while studying with Keith Murphy at Meadowlark Camp; this modified tuning offers unique harmonies and rich drones well suited to supporting traditional music and to the driving, rhythmic guitar playing for which Bethany is known.

At UMass Amherst, Bethany joined the contra dance band The Hip Bones. At Pinewoods Camp, she formed the energetic contradance trio Anadama with fiddler Amelia Mason and accordionist Emily Troll in 2007. After college, Bethany traveled in Ireland, moved to Boston, and signed on as Lissa Schneckenburger’s guitarist, recording on her album “Dance” and touring with Lissa’s band throughout the US, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, and Belgium.



207-452-2412

Click for more info: www.denmarkarts.org/

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August 7

Art Opening Part II: Heather Newton Brown-Fun Things To Do With A Blowtorch

Denmark Arts Center

50 West Main Street (Route 160) Denmark, ME

Heather Newton Brown’s art opening Part II on Saturday, August 7th 2-4pm.

“Fun Things to Do With a Blowtorch” focuses on meditative painting and experimentation, sampling the many ways a blow torch can be used to create works of art with encaustic, mixed media, and found items. This body of work is an invitation to release expectations and engage curiosity, to explore what “is” rather than focus on “what should be”. The artist has allowed for spontaneity to give space to bend rules and surpass boundaries, exploring new materials and ways to use the artistic space.

Denmark Arts Center will be open for reception inside for guests to walk through and speak with the artist between 2-4pm. Heather will talk about her work, style, and inspirations. Denmark Arts Center will have light food and beverage available for guests and generously provided by Hannaford Supermarket-Bridgton.

Denmark Arts Center Gallery opens every Saturday from 12-4pm.

 



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August 7

Art in the Park

Schouler Park, North Conway Village, NH


This is a free event celebrating the Art and Artists of the Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association.

Over 50 artists exhibiting from 10:00am until 5:00pm

 



603-356-2787

Click for more info: www.mwvarts.org

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August 8

Donna Marie Seim-Authors Series a Young Adult Readers author focus

Denmark Arts Center

50 West Main Street (Route 160) Denmark, ME

Denmark Arts Center (DAC) Performances, Authors Series, Kids Camps, and Family Fun DAYS will be held in Bicentennial Park across from the Arts Center. DAC will follow CDC guidelines for outdoor events. Family Fun SaturDAYS and Authors Series will be a Pay-What-You-Can this summer. Pre-registration is requested.

Join us as Denmark Historical Society, Public Library and Arts Center Collaborative presents the Authors Series an afternoon with Donna Marie Seim. This afternoon presentation can be enjoyed by middle grade readers, older kids, and adults, as well. Ages 8 and up-really, good for ALL ages.

Award winning author, Donna Marie Seim, will be presenting “The Story Behind the Story, of Charley, the Boy Who Sings Alone” at the Denmark Arts Center Author Series, on August 8, 2021 at 4:00. Charley is based on the true story of a twelve-year-old boy living in Boston in 1910. He and two of his siblings, abandoned by their down and out father, wind up on the steps of an orphanage, New England Home for Little Wanderers. Charley, blessed with a beautiful voice like his father’s, joins the choir and travels throughout New England. After each concert the children wait-in-line, hoping that a good family might choose them. When Charley’s dreams of a home and family are all but dashed, he sings his way into a dairy farming family in rural Maine. Now Charley must face his ultimate challenge! Will he have the skills and courage necessary to succeed on a farm? Or, will he fail and be sent back to the city streets?

Charley has won the Eloquent Quill Award from Literary Classics Awards and Best Regional Fiction from the New England Book Festival. Charley, the book, has now been adapted as, Charley, the play, and has been performed in New England Theaters. Donna is a part time resident of Denmark, ME. There will be a book signing following her presentation.

Donna is a graduate from The Ohio State University with a BSSW in the field of Social Welfare. Donna also holds a MA in Special Education from Lesley University.

Donna lives in Newbury, Massachusetts, with her husband, Martin.

Funded by support from the Maine 200 Bicentennial Commission, Kendal C. & Anna Ham Charitable Foundation, and Maine Humanities Council-Thank you!

 

 

 

 


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August 8

Art in the Park

Schouler Park, North Conway Village NH


Celebrating the art and artists of Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association.  10:am, 4:00pm



603-356-2787

Click for more info: www.mwvarts.org

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August 9

History of NH Fish & Game Department sponsored by Bartlett Historical Society

Union Congregational Church 

Church Sanctuary

Route 302 & Albany Avenue

Bartlett, NH  03812

(at the blinking light in Bartlett Village)

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

 


The Bartlett Historical Society is sponsoring a presentation by Conservation Officer Lt. Alex Lopashanski of NH Fish & Game on the History and Responsibilities of NH Fish & Game (7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., 08/09/2021).  You've seen the Conservation Officers in action on the Northwoods Law TV program.  Lt. Lopashanski will talk about the history of the department and take us beyond the TV program.  We'll leave time for a Q&A session.  Please join us for this interesting presentation.

The event is open to the public, no admission charge but donations are greatfully accepted at the door.  All donations will directly support the BHS Museum Fund for the renovation of the St. Joseph Church building in Bartlett - our future Bartlett History Museum.

CLICK HERE FOR EVENT POSTER >



6033745023

Click for more info: www.BartlettHistory.org

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August 10

Summer Concert Series - Gorham Parks & Recreation Dept.

Town of Gorham Common
69 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581


Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the Gorham Common. Rain date Wednesdays.

6/8 Shana Stack Band
6/15 - Fleur di lis
6/22 - Randy Messineo
7/13 - Shot of J.D.
7/20 - Dennis & Davey
7/27 - Jose Duddy
8/3 - The Dean Machine
8/10 - Riley Parkhurst Project



Click for more info: www.gorhamnh.org/parks-recreation-department

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August 12

The Secret Beauty of the Clown-WORKSHOP

Denmark Arts Center

50 West Main Street (Route 160) Denmark, ME

Clown is a profound form of theatre. It reveals (mostly through humor) the deeply shared humanity of our experience of the world. But exposure to Clown in the United States is limited, so we often miss the subtleties and brilliance of this art form. Join Liars & Believers’ Artistic Director, Jason Slavick, for a brief introduction to Clown. Then come see Liars & Believers in Yellow Bird Chase on Saturday at 10am.

1 hour WORKSHOP

appropriate for all ages and FREE

DAY-THURSDAY 8/12

TIME-6-7

LOCATION-IN THE PARK-DENMARK ARTS CENTER

EMAIL: info@denmarkarts.org to register



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August 14

Yellow Bird Chase-Family Fun DAYS

Denmark Arts Center

50 West Main Street (Route 160) Denmark, ME

Denmark Arts Center (DAC) Family Fun DAYS will be held in Bicentennial Park across from the Arts Center. DAC will follow CDC guidelines for outdoor events AND are a Rain or Shine (Pavilion & Tent onsite). Family Fun SaturDAYS will be a Pay-What-You-Can this summer. Pre-registration is requested.

A clownish maintenance crew finds a magical yellow bird, and a mad chase begins. Racing over land, across the sea, and through the air – battling pirates, monsters, and terrible pop songs – how far will our heroes go? Take a leap into a world of imagination, where birds are magic and everyday folks find friendship and love. Join Liars & Believers on this adventure of masks, puppets, and gibberish.

Yellow Bird Chase is appropriate for the whole family and is fully accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Join us for free puppetry workshops after the performance. Learn how anything you see can take on a life of its own!

Funded by grants from the Maine 200 Bicentennial Commission, Davis Family Foundation, Kenda C. & Anna Ham Charitable Foundation, and Town of Denmark-THANK YOU!

 



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August 17

Al Hospers & the Valley Horns-After Dinner Music Series

Denmark Arts Center

50 West Main Street (Route 160) Denmark, ME

Denmark Arts Center (DAC) performances will be held in Bicentennial Park across from the Arts Center. DAC will follow CDC guidelines for outdoor events-Rain or Shine (Pavilion & Tent onsite). After Dinner Music Series will be a Pay-What-You-Can this summer (suggested $10 donation). Pre-registration is requested.

Al Hospers & the Valley Horns hails from the White Mountains of New Hampshire near North Conway. The band plays and eclectic mix of cover tunes and unique arrangements of instantly recognizable tunes as well as original songs that audiences have come to enjoy.

The core band features Al Hospers on bass and vocals, Mike Sakash on saxophones, Jarrod Taylor on guitar, Michelle Boggs on trumpet and Craig Bryan, Jr. on drums. We play dance & rock music, with a heavy emphasis on R&B and and the groove, plus some funky jazz and uptempo swing.

Al Hospers – bass and vocal: Al has been playing bass and singing in bands for well over 50 years! He has toured as an opening act for Tower Of Power, Argent, Canned Heat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elvin Bishop and while attending the University of Miami he performed with jazz greats Louis Bellson and Stan Getz and had a rock/pop band with Bruce Hornsby. In New York in the early 80’s he joined a reunion group of Blood Sweat and Tears, touring the US and Europe, later joining the Buddy Rich band and touring with them as well.

Al moved to the Mount Washington Valley in December 1997 where he stays very busy playing with The Valley Horns, Bruce Marshall Group, Denny Breau and a variety of other bands when the mood strikes him!

We are grateful for support from Davis Family Foundation for our 2021 Music Series

 



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August 17

Chamber After Hours

MWV Adult Day Center

987 East Main Street

Center Conway, NH


Join us for Chamber After Hours at the Adult Day Center from 5pm -7pm!

A casual business event of networking, refreshments, door prizes and fun.



603-356-5701 ext 302

Click for more info: https://www.mwvadultdaycenter.org/

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August 19

Beacon Brass Quartet

Cranmore Mountain Resort


White Mountain Musical Arts is pleased to announce the  first concert of the season featuring the award winning, Boston based Beacon Brass Quintet. This features North Conway resident Dana Russian.  The performance will be held outdoors at the base of Cranmore Mountain on August 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., rain or shine.  Bring a picnic and outdoor chair or blanket, and enjoy the music of this fabulous group. 
 

Acclaimed in Bostonia Magazine as "one of the nation's finest chamber ensembles," the Beacon Brass Quintet was the first brass ensemble ever to win the distinguished Concert Artists Guild Award in 1983.  Beacon Brass has performed in concert throughout the United States, on radio and television, including having recorded the theme music for "The Advocates" for PBS.  In addition to concert venues, Beacon Brass has been featured at prestigious special events including a Carnegie Hall recital, the opening ceremonies of the John F. Kennedy Library and the centennial dinner for members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
 
The Beacon Brass Quintet is noted for their expertise across a wide spectrum of music, having presented nine world premiere performances and commissioned several new works including Scott Wheeler's Brass Quintet.  In recent years, Beacon Brass has performed in informal lecture/recitals with famed Boston Pops conductor, Keith Lockhart.
 
 
Tickets available at the door, payable by cash or check:  Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $5, children under 12 Free!
 
Visit our website to read the member’s bios and for program information:  www.whitemountainmusicalarts.org


Click for more info: www.whitemountainmusicalarts.org

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August 19

White Mountain Musical Arts presents The Beacon Brass Quintet at Cranmore Mountain

The concert will be in the shell at the base of Mt. Cranmore:239 Skimobile Rd, North Conway, NH 03860


We are pleased to announce our first concert of the season featuring the award winning, Boston based Beacon Brass Quintet.  The performance will be held outdoors at the base of Cranmore Mountain on August 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., rain or shine. 

Bring a picnic and outdoor chair or blanket, and enjoy the music of this fabulous group. Tickets available at the door, cash or checks accepted.

 
Ticket prices:  Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $5, children under 12 Free!
 
Please join us for this special concert at Cranmore!
 
 
 




Click for more info: www.whitemountainmusicalarts.org

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August 20

Shark Martin-After Dinner Music Series

Denmark Arts Center

50 West Main Street (Route 160) Denmark, ME

Denmark Arts Center (DAC) performances will be held in Bicentennial Park across from the Arts Center. DAC will follow CDC guidelines for outdoor events-Rain or Shine (Pavilion & Tent onsite). After Dinner Music Series will be a Pay-What-You-Can this summer (suggested $10 donation). Pre-registration is requested.

An wildly fun evening of Funkabilly, Rock, Ska, hip hop, dance, soul music can only mean Shark Martin is in town. Shark Martin is made up of Ryan St. OngeShawn NadeauDaniel Spofford, and Rafe Matregano. Started in 2007 as a side project, Shark Martin’s music has taken on a life all its own. Members, Ryan and Shawn have played 20+ years together! Friendship and fun are a huge contributing factors to the sound that arises.  A musical sneak peak treat to tye you over :/)  Shark Martin

After Dinner Music Series is supported by Davis Family Foundation-Thank you!



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August 22

The Starlight Honeys Drive-In Music Series

Bridgton Drive in 


Denmark Arts Center is excited to be working with Norway Savings Bank and Bridgton Twin Drive-In to present this music series each Sunday end of August to mid- September.

GATE OPENS 12pm / CONCERT STARTS 1pm / $50 per Vehicle-5 person max. / Reservations Required / A Rain or Shine event /Music on your FM station AND a rotation of Food Trucks Cheese Louise, Curbside Comforts & The Pink Waffle

The Starlight Honeys are rooted in the folk tradition. They play acoustic instruments and take great pride in their vocal harmonies. The Starlight Honeys style is definitely influenced by folk/Americana traditions, performing songs that inspire emotion and make us all want to hop around a little. Their songs are diverse in genres ranging from folk to rock, country to reggae.

The Bridgton Twin Drive-In has a no alcohol policy and a designated smoking area, which is not in your car.

 



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August 25

Cone for a Cause

Trail's End 

3631 White Mountain Highway

Intervale, NH

 


Come out for an ice cream cone  (12-9) while supporting ACTS - Assistance Canine Training Services. Trail's End Ice Cream will be donating a portion of the sales to support our Service and Facility dogs in training. We will have a raffle and you will have a chance to meet our puppies!



603-383-2073

Click for more info: www.assistancecanine.org

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August 27

Blues Brothers the Next Generation presented by Moat Mt. Brewing Co.

Theater in the Wood, 41 Observatory Way, Intervale, NH 03845


This year's Sunset Concert Series presented by Moat Mt. Brewing Co. at the Theater in the Wood will be held outside on the lawn!!
 
New Hampshire's own 10-piece Blues Brothers tribute show band. Come sing along, shake a tailfeather and flip, flop and fly with the boys for a night of fun for the whole family!
 
Doors open at 7:00pm.
 
NO Outside food or beverage allowed at the Theater in the Wood.
 
Tickets: $19/Lawn Seating (bring your own chair/blanket), $27/Premium Seating (chairs provided).
 
Season Passes Aavailable.


(603) 356-9980

Click for more info: www.theaterinthewood.org

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August 27

Lazy River Riders-After Dinner Music Series

Bridgton Drive in 


Denmark Arts Center (DAC)  will be held in Bicentennial Park across from the Arts Center. DAC will follow CDC guidelines for outdoor events-Rain or Shine (Pavilion & Tent onsite). After Dinner Music Series will be a Pay-What-You-Can this summer (suggested $10 donation). Pre-registration is requested.

Jeremy Holden (guitarist/singer), Alex Ouellette (drummer/singer), and Bobby Sheehan (guitarist/singer) are the Lazy River Riders! Based in the Mt. Washington Valley, the trio performs a dynamic selection of rock, pop, folk, blues, and country hits at parties and festivals across Maine and New Hampshire.

After Dinner Music Series is supported by Davis Family Foundation-Thank you!

 

 



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August 29

King Memphis Drive-In Music Series

Bridgton drive in 


Denmark Arts Center is excited to be working with Norway Savings Bank and Bridgton Twin Drive-In to present this music series each Sunday end of August to mid- September.

GATE OPENS 12pm / CONCERT STARTS 1pm / $50 per Vehicle-5 person max. / Reservations Required / A Rain or Shine event /Music on your FM station  AND a rotation of Food Trucks Cheese LouiseCurbside Comforts The Pink Waffle

King Memphis is Rock N’ Roll in the truest sense of the term. Over 20 years King Memphis has been preaching their brand of wild, swingin’ rock n’ roll across the United States and around the world. Formed in 1991 the young lads set out to bring a new sound to the scene with it’s roots in early rockabilly and swing music. Local press began to take note. This was no oldies show but a fresh interpretation of rare classic material mixed with original material written in that same authentic style. The boys were soon cutting tracks in local studios and creating recordings that caught the ear of concert promoters across the pond. Before they knew it they were packing their bags for England to perform for 4,000 screaming fans at the Hemsby Rock N’ Roll Weekender. The largest rockabilly music festival in the world with fans flying from as far as Japan, Russia and Australia for the 3 day event. The experience was a thrill but King Memphis had one more surprise in store for them. Their performance was witnessed by the owner of London-based record label Nervous Records. The band would be return home with their first recording contract and an advance to record their first disc.

 

 



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