Highlighting both the ongoing support that the arts contribute to the health and well-being of the state’s communities as well as the challenges the arts sector in New Hampshire has faced throughout the pandemic, the N.H. State Council on the Arts announced today that it is seeking nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards. Read more →

Concord Community Music School is welcoming new and continuing students for private lessons and ensembles, including several exciting new “Inside the Music” remote classes in musical theatre, traditional music, and Song Club that begin February 1. Please visit www.ccmusicschool.org for a list of offerings and biographies of our talented faculty members, who have been outstanding in staying connected with their students and delivering highly praised virtual teaching. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the spring semester for private lessons, with the popular student recitals and weekly performance workshops continuing on YouTube and Zoom this spring. Welcoming participation from young children, teens, and adults into their 90’s, financial aid is available and central to the Music School’s inclusive mission. Read more →

Best Buddies Friendship Walk: June 5, 2021 at the State Housein Concord, NH. The Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Concord, New Hampshire is the latest life-changing movement. Since 2009 more than 250,000 participants have walked in over 60 cities and raised more than $24 million for Best Buddies. Read more →

On February 5thand 6th1971, America’s first astronaut and New Hampshire native Alan Shepard set foot on the Moon, as commander of NASA’s Apollo 14 mission. Over two days, he and crewmate Edgar Mitchell collected rock samples, deployed science equipment, and even found time for a little golf. To celebrate the 50thanniversary of this historic moment in space exploration, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is hosting a virtual celebration with historical information, DIY science activities, a statewide tour of Shepard/lunar science-related hotspots, and check-ins and recorded memories of the event from Granite Staters. Read more →

The Mahoosuc Way, a new sustainable tourism initiative, was launched today by business, municipal and non-profit leaders in the region surrounding Bethel, Maine. The new group is promoting and encouraging residents and visitors to “Embrace Our Place” by taking a pledge to work together to protect the environment, quality of life and community vitality. Read more →