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May 2009

Spring breeze, sunset, dining and dancing on M/S Mount June 12

All Aboard the Mount’s Special Evening Cruise from Alton Bay Alton Bay, NH — Spring is in the air and summer is just a warm breeze away. Spend an evening enjoying the breeze and the sunset, along with great food and cool tunes aboard the M/S Mount Washington. On Friday, June 12, the Mount will depart from Alton Bay for a special Dinner and Dancing Cruise along beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. The Dinner and Dancing cruise departs from Alton Bay at 7:30 p.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $47 per person. A buffet dinner featuring Sea ’n’ Beef... Read more →

Romance on Lake Winnipesaukee Aboard the M/S Mount Washington

Dining and Dancing Aboard the Mount Weirs Beach, NH—Enjoy the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night. Passengers can dance the night away and enjoy a buffet dinner all aboard the M/S Mount Washington. On Saturday, June 6, the Mount will depart from Weirs Beach for this special Dining and Dancing cruise. The Dining and Dancing cruise departs from Weirs Beach at 7 p.m. and returns at 10 p.m. This special cruise features a seafood and beef buffet dinner and live entertainment on up to three decks. Adult tickets cost $49 per person. The M/S Mount Washington’s official season runs from... Read more →

Free admission for members of Discovery Center & Montshire Museum

CONCORD, NH – For the month of June, members of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT will be able to visit each other’s facility for free. It is part of the new Partner Exchange Program set up by the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center that allows its members to experience some of the best cultural institutions New England has to offer. Each month the Discovery Center partners with a museum or attraction to offer an exchange for their members to visit each other’s facility for free. Not only will Discovery Center members enjoy the new... Read more →

Currier family day to play, Art Center fundraiser

Meet Artist David Macaulay while Supporting the Currier Art Center, Saturday, May 30 MANCHESTER, NH —Visit the Currier on May 30 from 1-5pm for a campus-wide day of family fun. Participate in hands-on art-making in the Art Center and Museum all afternoon. Learn how to create your own pottery, silk-screen a t-shirt to take home, participate in community weaving, add your artistic touch to a mural, get your face painted, or draw monster cartoons with Boston Herald’s editorial cartoonist Jerry Holbert. As a special highlight of the day, award-winning artist David Macaulay will demonstrate how he illustrates his books in... Read more →

This Memorial Day weekend M/S Mount Washington honors the military

WEIRS BEACH, NH—The historic M/S Mount Washington honors those that have served our country. During Memorial Day weekend- Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25- special deals will be offered for a cruise on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Veterans, military personnel, and their families receive a $10 discount off the $25 adult fare. Additionally, all kids 12 and under cruise free. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are available on board. The offer is good on all daytime cruises from all ports. The cruise around Lake Winnipesaukee covers 72 square miles and contains more than 240 habitable islands. It is surrounded by the... Read more →

Memorial Day: Waterville Valley Resort offers Chilli Challenge & Carnival

Waterville Valley, NH- Waterville Valley Resort’s 11th Annual Chili Challenge will be held at noon, Sunday May 24 in Town Square. Waterville Valley Resort restaurants will compete for the title of the best chili around. Visitors will pay a small fee to sample all of the entries and be given a chance to vote for their favorites. Fun for the entire family: kids carnival rides, crazy balloon twisting and close-up magic, face painting… and prepare to sweat in the hottest chili pepper eating contest! Free outdoor concert accompanies the cook-off. Special travel packages for the Chili Challenge include Saturday and... Read more →

Rare Star Trek Items on Display at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery CTR

Boldly Go to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center to see Rare Star Trek Items Concord, NH – Across the nation, science fiction fans see their seven year wait for a new Star Trek movie come to an end as Star Trek, directed by J. J. Abrams, opens across the nation. But, in Concord NH, the wait has already ended this afternoon, May 8, as rare Star Trek items will be on display at the new McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and will offer some real history behind the landmark series. A uniform, worn by Chief Engineer Janice Rand, played by Grace Lee Whitney,... Read more →

Lost River thaws, Gorge is open for the season

WOODSTOCK, N.H. - Deep in the caverns of Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, winter's icicle grip is hanging on, but the popular attraction has opened for the summer season. For the past several weeks, crews armed with shovels have been clearing deep snow along the boardwalk, which meanders three-quarters of a mile through Lost River Gorge, as well as removing the typical debris that lands in the gorge each winter. "The boardwalk all had to be shoveled and there was up to six feet of snow in some places," said Deb Williams, the manager of the gorge. "We had... Read more →