Parents of fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to enjoy significant savings on their kids’ skiing in New Hampshire this year when they purchase a Ski NH 4th & 5th Grade Snowsports Passport for their child. Each passport includes a one-day lift ticket or trail pass voucher to each of Ski New Hampshire’s 34 ski area members, plus every voucher comes with an additional offer so that families can benefit even more from the passport. Read more →


On Friday night, December 2, the special guest speaker for the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s Super Stellar Friday will be Dr. Serina Diniega, an enthusiastic young planetary scientist. Dr. Diniega is actively involved in NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission as part of the High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRise) Team, endeavoring to find out more about the surface and environmental conditions on Mars. She is also involved in the Europa Mission, studying one of the most interesting moons in our solar system. Dr. Diniega 8:15 p.m. distance presentation in the planetarium will follow the 7 p.m. events: Tonight’s Sky and Teen Night. Read more →


On Friday night, December 2, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s Super Stellar Friday features NASA personnel discussing human exploration of the solar system, live via Google Hang-Outs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; at 7 p.m., Discovery Center Director of Education Kim Duncan, Ph.D., will discuss the plan for humanity’s first steps on Mars in a special teens-only workshop, while other visitors take in December’s Tonight’s Sky planetarium show or explore the exhibit galleries. Read more →


Make your holiday season merry and bright with an evening of holiday music and folk favorites. Celebrated folk duo Susie Burke and David Surette will join with sideman extraordinaire Kent Allyn for an uplifting night of music, interweaving nimble guitar and mandolin playing, masterful bass and piano accompaniment, and heartfelt vocals. The concert will take place at 7:30 pm, Saturday, December 10, in the Concord Community Music School’s Recital Hall at 23 Wall Street in Concord. Read more →


Manchester, NH – The Currier Museum of Art has recently acquired at international auction an important and unusual early 20th-century painting. The work by German artist Max Pechstein (1881–1955) is a rare example of a double-sided painting. Painted back-to-back on a single piece of canvas, the two images seem to form a unified narrative, as revealed by new research at the museum. This new acquisition will be the centerpiece of a special exhibition that opens on November 25, 2016 at the Currier, called Paradise Lost: A Double-Sided Mystery by Max Pechstein. Despite its significance, the painting has never before been... Read more →


General admission to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be free for all veterans, active duty military and their families this Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, thanks to a generous grant from Northeast Delta Dental. Veterans Day events at the Discovery Center will include special gallery activities, opportunities to explore the Discovery Center’s new NASA exhibition, The Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe, to view the vintage 1956 Crusader jet and experimental KitFox IV aircraft and to check out the Center’s permanent exhibits. Veterans and active duty military and their families are encouraged to bring photographs and memorabilia to share with others in a special “Veterans Corner” hosted by Discovery Center Executive Director Jeanne T. Gerulskis. Read more →