The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has created the new Lynda Cohen Performing Arts Series, which will offer two free concerts this summer. Presenting the musical acts Beg, Steal or Borrow and Low Lily, both concerts will be hosted at the AMC Highland Center, located in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Concerts are open to the public and preregistration for attendees is encouraged. Read more →

Summer begins on Thursday, July 1 at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: The museum will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. seven days a week through September 5, with reservations for general admission and planetarium shows available through the Center’s website or by phone. The Discovery Center’s summer exhibits include lunar exhibits, weather exhibits from the Mount Washington Observatory complemented by the Discovery Center’s upgraded DIY weather reporting station, aviation simulators, and a special NH Space Grant featured project: exhibits created by high school students from the Applied Technology Center in Milford, NH and Seacoast School of Technology in Exeter, NH on how living and working in space affects the human body.  Read more →

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Directors of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center welcomed Bart Fromuth, esq., Chief Operating Officer of Freedom Energy Logistics, onto the museum’s board. Fromuth joins Board Chair R. Bruce Andrews, Vice-Chair Walter P. Havenstein, Col., USMC, ret., Treasurer Laura Provost, Secretary David Cuzzi, and Directors Beverly Bruce, Paul Burkett, esq., Michael Cusack, Dr. Steven Davis, J. Stephan Lundquist, Dr. James MacKay, Brian Parsons and Christopher Wolfe in steering New Hampshire’s own air and space museum toward a sustainable future, with adequate resources to advance its mission. Read more →

Concord, NH -The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as senior educator Dave McDonald talks about Pluto and New Horizons via Zoom webinar on Friday, July 2nd at 7 pm. The most favorable time to see Pluto in the sky is this July, so Dave will guide attendees on a quest to find the dim planet. He will also discuss recent discoveries about Pluto and what it means to be a planet. Later he will provide an update on New Horizons’ recent accomplishments as it speeds toward the edge of the solar system. Following the presentation, Dave will answer audience questions in a Q & A session. Online registration is required to access the presentation; see the museum’s website,, to register and submit questions in advance. This event is free, but donations are welcome. Read more →

Concord- The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as taxonomist Dr. Catherine Craig talks about her work via Zoom webinar on Friday, June 4th at 7 pm. At a time when species’ discoveries and extinctions are both news items, understanding what makes a species and how we describe them can illuminate what those trends mean for the future. Dr. Craig, whose recent research focused on hermit crab species within the genus Paguristes, will share her perspective on why taxonomy is important and how it can help us better understand the world around us. Read more →

On Saturday, May 1, at 7:00pm, Songweavers Women’s Chorus of Concord Community Music School celebrates 30 years of singing together. A virtual spring concert entitled “Joy!” will include interview clips with some women who have sung with the group since the beginning, a poem written for the occasion, a retrospective slide show, a virtual choir, and some sing-alongs. With special guest Carolyn Parrott, the founding Director of Songweavers, the program will span songs from the very first season to songs written to celebrate this momentous anniversary, as well as a duet by Carolyn and the current director, Peggo Horstmann Hodes. Read more →