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November 2014

On Friday evening, December 5, Amateur Astronomer Ed Ting will present two programs on selecting the perfect telescope at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, while his compatriots from the NH Astronomical Society set up their favorite telescopes on the Discovery Center lawn for public viewing of distant stars and planets. The Discovery Center’s galleries open at 6 p.m.; the Teen Night and Tonight’s Sky planetarium show both begin at 7 p.m., followed by Ting’s program for the general public at 8:15 p.m. Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will open from 6 - 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 4 for special programs and a viewing of the planned launch of the Orion, NASA’s new spacecraft designed for human exploration of Mars. NASA has scheduled a test flight for the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle for December 4 at 7 a.m., with launch parties planned across the U.S. The Discovery Center’s early morning launch party will include special programs and activities for students and families and a live viewing of the launch, for only $5 per person (free for members and children two and under). Read more →


Concord has much to offer. The Capital Region offers a quality of living to rival any community in the country. Excellent public and private schools produce a well-educated workforce. Greater Concord boasts one of the finest health care networks north of Boston. If you enjoy the theater, visiting museums and art galleries or browsing well-stocked libraries, you will enjoy our offerings. Read more →


The Concord Community Music School is being recognized at the 2014 Riverbend Awards Ceremony this fall for its ground breaking work in the field of music therapy. Over the past few years Peggy Senter, founder and president of the Community Music School, has pioneered the development of innovative music therapy programs and worked with schools, preschools, public housing, and other human service agencies to bring music to individuals who otherwise would not have access to music education. Out of the 1,400 students seen weekly, 400 are considered special needs students due to income, distance, or disability. For that work, Senter is one of the 2014 recipients of the Champions for Mental Health Award. Read more →


Take a step back in time in a Currier & Ives setting at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm in Tamworth during their Homestead Christmas event on Saturday, December 6. Costumed interpreters add to the festive feel and visitors can participate in craft and open-hearth cooking activities. The Captain Enoch Remick house will be decked out in holiday style and will be open for tours. Read more →


The Rey Center Winter lecture series kicks off Friday December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm with “A Hotel Goes to Peace Not War” by Carl Lindblade. This presentation covers the 1944 International Monetary Conference at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. In preparation for the conference, the resort, which had been closed because of the war, was quickly reopened, hastily staffed and redecorated. It also traces the "world" from the close of WWI, with Germany rendered unable to survive, giving rise to Wiemar and of course the Third Reich, WWII, and on to Bretton Woods. One of the... Read more →


Concord, NH a quintessential New England small city tucked on the banks of the Merrimack River is the perfect destination for couples this Thanksgiving. Couples looking for all the fixings of a traditional Thanksgiving meal can find themselves at the Common Main, a local restaurant adorned with multiple “Best of” awards from New Hampshire Magazine, Hippo Press, The Concord Monitor, and the Union Leader. Read more →


Grab your bathing suit or costume and dive into the icy waters of Corcoran Pond on Nov. 29 during the 2nd annual Cold Turkey Plunge. Read more →


The Mount Washington Cog Railway is inviting Santa Claus to ride the snow train up Mount Washington as part of a festive Family Holiday Weekend, happening November 28-30. Read more →


Free Admissio,, Veterans and Military Families, at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Veterans Day Read more →