On Saturday, May 5, from 10:30 – 4 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will present AerospaceFest, New Hampshire’s annual aerospace festival. The public is welcome to engage in a wide variety of hands-on science and engineering activities at the festival, to see the Discovery Center’s newest planetarium show, and to meet an astronaut: New Hampshire’s own Dr. Jay C. Buckey, Jr.
The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, will open for its 149th season on Saturday, April 21st. Trains will run to and from the top of New England’s highest summit every weekend until May 5th, when they will run daily.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day for Spring Vacation, from Saturday, April 14 through Sunday, April 29. Spring Vacation presents the last chance for visitors to check out the Discovery Center’s special international exhibition on the scientific method, True or False, with its many interactive activities for kids and families, before it leaves for its next venue.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018 12:00 PM 6:00 PM WATERVILLE VALLEY RESORT Bid Aloha to the ski season with a splash! Pond skimming returns to Waterville Valley Resort on April 7, 2018 during the 7th Annual Last Run Luau! The party includes live music! Pond skimming registration will be open to the first 75 brave hearted competitors and is free with a valid 4/7/2018 lift ticket or valid season pass. Registration will be held from 8-10am in the Base Lodge with skimming starting at approximately 12:15pm, at the base of Exhibition. Come early, sign up, and take a few slushy runs...
Concord Community Music School is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and is recognized nationally for program innovation and management excellence. Welcoming adults, teens, and children of all musical abilities, 50 teaching artists reach more than 33,000 people in four states with educational programs, concerts, workshops, and community partnerships. CCMS has received major funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hearst Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Jane’s Trust, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Music School has earned honors including the Governor’s Arts Award for Cultural Access Leadership; Riverbend’s Champion for Mental Health; Greater Concord’s Favorite Musical Instruction from Parenting New Hampshire Magazine; and New Hampshire Magazine’s Best Music School for Everyone.
Folk, Broadway, jazz, vocal, classical, and world music will fill the day as the Concord Community Music School opens its doors for its free annual Performathon & Community Open House, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 7, at 23 Wall Street in downtown Concord, New Hampshire.
Tom Devaney’s long-running public art project known as “The Eyeball” is coming to a close. For those unfamiliar, since 2013 folks walking southbound downtown have been watched – that is, by a 3d projected single eyeball peering out of the window of Tom’s second floor studio above Pitchfork Records.
At the New Hampshire Old House & Barn Expo there is something for everyone. Have fun and learn from the experts at this unique expo that helps old house and barn owners and enthusiasts with appropriate and affordable solutions. Create your own show “itinerary” and explore preservation strategies, architecture, craft and history through hourly lectures, visits with high quality exhibitors, demonstrations, a scavenger hunt for kids and adults, and “Old House and Barn Doctor” sessions. And, you don’t need to own an old home or barn – the show is about style, ideas and decoration, too.
On Friday night, April 6, 2018, at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center at 7 p.m., Dr. Andrew Jordan (Research Scientist at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space at UNH) is part of the team operating NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO. He will explain how LRO has transformed our view of the Moon and how UNH's instrument on LRO--the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER)--has revealed how the Moon interacts with its environment. Dr. Jordan’s talk will be followed by the planetarium show, Tonight’s Sky. Doors to the Discovery Center open at 6:30 p.m.; the exhibit galleries are open for viewing of the new special exhibition, True or False, in addition to the Discovery Center’s permanent exhibitions.
The Town of Waterville Valley’s Recreation Department will hold the annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Town Square on Saturday, March 31st. There will be more than 1,000 filled eggs with a chance of finding a golden egg!. Come welcome Spring with us – Prizes & pictures with the Easter Bunny! Registration is at 9am at Town Square with the hunt beginning promptly at 9:30am. Kids 11 years old & under are invited for $5/per child (1 year & under are free). Bring your own basket to collect eggs! Follow us over to the Rec afterwards for Open Gym (included with the registration fee).