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January 2018

On Friday night, February 2, at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center at 7 p.m., Science Educator David McDonald, M.Ed., will discuss how Albert Einstein changed humanity’s view and understanding of the universe – and how 21st century discoveries such as recently detected gravitational waves continue to illustrate the validity of Einstein’s theories. McDonald’s talk will be followed by the planetarium show Tonight’s Sky, in which Director of Education Sarah Hoffschwelle will discuss this week’s super, blue and eclipsing moon. Doors to the Discovery Center open at 6:30 p.m.; the exhibit galleries are open for viewing of the new special exhibition, True or False, in addition to the Discovery Center’s permanent exhibitions. Read more →


WATERVILLE VALLEY RESORT will host the annual Pink Raffle to support Boarding 4 Breast Cancer on Saturday, February 3rd at 8:00 AM through Sunday, February 4th 4:00 PM. Waterville has raised over $50,000 in the last 11 years through this event. Boarding 4 Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a non-profit, youth-focused education, awareness, and fundraising foundation. B4BC’s mission is to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle. Read more →


The Margret and H.A. Rey Center is holding the annual fundraising Gala Dinner & Auction at 6:00 PM to 9:00 pm on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the Waterville Valley Resort Conference Center. Read more →


Musicians of Wall Street Jazz Ensemble Performs with Guest Artist Steve Roy- Get in a new groove with the popular annual “Jazz in January,” Friday, January 26, at 7:30pm, at Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall Street in downtown Concord, NH. A stellar lineup of jazz artists from the Music School faculty, along with guest artist Steve Roy, present a perennially popular evening of jazz, including Latin, swing, and band originals, with plenty of musical surprises. Since 2002, Hermanos Cocina Mexicana has generously served audience members a delicious buffet, included in the price of admission. Read more →


Concord, NH--The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open on Monday, January 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. During this three-day weekend, visitors to the Discovery Center can check out its new international exhibition on the scientific method, True or False, take in one or more of five planetarium shows - The Little Star that Could at 11, From Earth to the Universe at noon, Take Flight at 1 p.m., Tonight’s Sky at 2 p.m. and Dawn of the Space Age at 3 p.m. – and enjoy permanent exhibits and gallery activities. Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s new special exhibition, True or False, opens Friday night, January 5 at 6:30 p.m. This new bilingual, international exhibition from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science in Sherbrooke, Quebec, explores the scientific method through a variety of interactive stations incorporating science, theater and natural history. The Discovery Center will be open from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on January 5 for visitors to explore the new exhibition, view a planetarium show, and – pending clear skies – see planets, moons and stars through telescopes. Read more →