Saturday December 1st 10:00am-4:00pm The Hopkinton Library and Slusser Center 61 Houston Drive Contoocook, NH 03229 A huge variety, something for everyone! Janice Lind Photography; Noki Pottery; True Confections; Heartfelt Handmades by Heidi; Oracleology; Pampered Chef; Lipsense; Stephanie's Home Art Decor; Robin's Jewelry; Lularioe; Thirty One; Kelly's Creations; Sunnyside Maple; Susie Ewe Mittens; Cynthia Lovegren Fabric Creations; Linda's Crafts; Sandy Dustin Photography; Kids Crafts and more! PLUS: a spectacular raffle fundraiser for the Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library Sponsor’s: Hopkinton Recreation Department & Paws on Pine
Christmas at Canterbury is a chance to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era. In addition to the Canterbury Singers, visitors are invited to enter the historic Shaker buildings to watch an old-time 19th Century magic show, meet Father Christmas, make Christmas-inspired crafts, admire a toy train display, or listen to fiddlers. Participants will enjoy hot cider and singing Christmas carols and the lighting of the Village Christmas tree.
The concert will feature a number of selections from the musicians’ holiday CD Wonderland, along with folk and acoustic fare from their standard repertoire. With influences and styles ranging from folk to jazz, Celtic to rock, blues to Broadway and beyond, Burke, Surette, and Allyn present seasonal repertoire with heart, flair, and energy.
Celebrate snow on the Worlds First Mountain-Climbing Cog Railway! At 3700 feet elevation, and home to Mount Washington, a peak known for its challenging weather, the Cog Railway more often than not sees snow before most other parts of New England.
At 3:30 p.m., Santa Claus will arrive at the Town Square bearing gifts and candy for each child who comes to see him. Parents are welcome to take photos of their children with Santa. Hot cocoa and cookies will be provided. A suggested donation, from those who are able, of $5 per child/$10 per family will be gratefully accepted and all proceeds will be donated to the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth, NH.
In honor of those who serve, general admission to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be free for all veterans, active duty military and their families on Sunday, November 11, from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. for Veterans Day, thanks to a generous gift from Northeast Delta Dental. Veterans Day events at the Discovery Center will include special gallery activities, opportunities to explore the Discovery Center’s special exhibition, Math Moves!, to view the vintage 1956 Crusader jet and experimental KitFox IV aircraft and to check out the Center’s permanent exhibits. A special version of the planetarium show Tonight’s Sky($5 per person) will feature the stars and constellations visible in the night sky in places around the world where veterans and active duty military have been deployed.