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September 2010

Gordon Lightfoot to perform at the Capitol Center, October 3rd at 7:30

Concord, NH- Gordon Lightfoot to perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts, Sunday, October 3rd at 7:30. With such hits as "If You Could Read My Mind," "Sundown," and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," few singer/songwriters have given as much quality material to the medium as Canadian-born troubadour Gordon Lightfoot. A five time Grammy nominee and seventeen time Juno winner, Gordon Lightfoot is also a member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Barbara Streisand to Bob Dylan. Don’t miss this legend live in concert! "Gordon Lightfoot,... Read more →

New England sports celebration aboard the M/S Mount Washington

Weirs Beach, NH – Passengers are invited to show their sports pride aboard the M/S Mount Washington, for a New England Sports Celebration cruise. Cruisers are encouraged to dress in their favorite sports gear whether it is from college, high school, or favorite pro team. Whether it’s a Patriots sweatshirt, Red Sox starters jacket, Celtics t-shirt or Bruins game jersey, this cruise is an opportunity to show support for all teams. Cheerleaders are also welcome. Sports fans can head to the biggest lake in New Hampshire for some fan-tastic fun on the water. The cruise is on Saturday, October 9,... Read more →

This fall experience the colors of New Hampshire by boat, train, on foot or even indoors!

Concord, NH – The air is starting to feel cool and the leaves in some parts of New Hampshire are already showing a hint that fall is on its’ way. While we have had our fill of hot summer days, the approach of the fall foliage season now provides a reason to step outside and experience New Hampshire’s fall colors. The Granite State offers many ways to experience the season off the beaten path whether through a hike, a drive, or a weekend stay. A foliage leaf peeking excursion can also be combined with a visit to one of the... Read more →

Waterville Valley fall foliage weekend October 8-11

Waterville Valley, NH- There is nothing like fall in New England. Waterville Valley Resort’s Fall Foliage Festival will be full of color Friday through Monday, October 8th – 11th. To complement the brilliant fall foliage, the weekend is set to include family activities for all ages. Traveling Barnyard, magic show, kids games and crafts, pie eating contest, pumpkin painting, outdoor concerts, merchant tent sales, Curious George story hour, astronomy and stargazing with the Rey Center, and more. On Sunday, a 5K-road race and 1.6K fun run will be held with the proceeds going to the SPC Marc Decoteau Memorial Fund.... Read more →

View the colors of fall from aboard the M/S Mount Washington

Weirs Beach, NH – Leaf peepers of all ages are invited to observe the picturesque colors of New Hampshire’s fall foliage aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Lake Winnipesaukee’s surrounding mountain ranges and miles of shoreline offer passengers a view of one of the State’s finest seasons. The colors of fall are spotlighted by the glow of the sunset setting upon the lake. Passengers are treated to a unique view of the splendor of NH’s fall foliage. The Sunday Fall Foliage Dinner cruises begin Sunday, September 19 and run through October 17. The cruise departs Weirs Beach at 4:30 p.m., with... Read more →

Monty Python's Spamalot gallops into Concord, Oct. 6 and 7

CONCORD, N.H. — The Capital Center for the Arts presents Monty Python’s Spamalot for the first time in New Hampshire on Wednesday October 6 and Thursday October 7 in Concord, NH. Monty Python's Spamalot is the hilarious musical lovingly "ripped-off" from the renowned comedy team's most popular motion picture, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." It tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, their quest for the Holy Grail, and their adventures with dancing divas, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight. Monty Python's Spamalot is the winner of three Tony Awards,... Read more →

Chili Challenge and Car Cruise at Waterville Valley

Waterville Valley, NH- Things heat up at Waterville Valley Resort’s 12th Annual Chili Challenge, held from noon until the chili is gone, Saturday October 2nd in Town Square. Waterville Valley area restaurants will have the chance to compete for the title of the King of Chili. Visitors will pay a small fee, which gives them access to sample all of the restaurant entries. After sampling each chili, guests can vote for their favorite. Local restaurants include Six Burner Bistro (2009 winner), Wild Coyote Grill, Olde Waterville Pizza Co, Jugtown Sandwich Shop, Coffee Emporium, The Valley Inn, Snowy Owl Inn, Diamonds... Read more →

Get a sneak peek behind the scenes as the Currier Museum launches its new blog

Manchester, NH – Did you ever wonder how a museum chooses which works of art to display together, how they determine if the art is authentic, or if the Currier had an art collection when it first opened? Find answers to these questions and many more as the Currier Museum of Art launches its new blog The Secret Life of Art. The blog can be found on or The blog provides a sneak preview of the fall exhibition The Secret Life of Art: Mysteries of the Museum Revealed, an exploration of the life of an art museum, which... Read more →

Take a look behind the scenes, behind the canvas and behind the paint at the Currier Museum of Art

Manchester, NH – On October 2 the Currier Museum of Art launches The Secret Life of Art: Mysteries of the Museum Revealed, an exploration of the life of an art museum. The exhibition gives a glimpse into the world of museums, unlocking secrets from the Currier’s own collection of art along the way. Imagine following the journey of a painting beginning from its first showing at a gallery in the 1930’s, as it travels around the country to its final home at the Currier. Georgia O’Keeffe’s Cross by the Sea, 1932, has 22 paper labels attached to back of the... Read more →

Gile Series celebrates 50th anniversary with blockbuster season

CONCORD, N.H. — The William H. Gile Concert Series is pulling out all the stops for its 50th Anniversary Season of free shows at the Capitol Center for the Arts. “The Gile Series is a treasure, a real gift to people of the Concord area,” said Karen Landsman, a member of the Gile programming committee. “As we look to the future, we want to ensure that the series’ programming remains vibrant and of interest to all generations. I think our 50th Anniversary season definitely accomplishes that. There’s really something for everyone.” Landsman is joined on the Gile programming committee by... Read more →