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February 2020

Waterville Valley Resort has a new New Hampshire College Pass for the 2020/21 Season. For just $289, The New Hampshire College Pass gives students unrestricted access to four resorts including Waterville Valley, Cannon, Cranmore, and Gunstock for a combined 258 trails, 944 skiable acres, 6,800 vertical, 17 parks, and night skiing at both Gunstock and Cranmore. Read more →


The Kimball Jenkins, Inc. Board of Directors has announced that it has appointed Julianne Gadoury, an experienced arts administrator and Concord resident, to lead the nonprofit, effective March 17, 2020.  As Executive Director of the School of Art, Gadoury will craft and implement a vision and strategy for Kimball Jenkins to be responsive to the needs of the community. The organization will continue its commitment to excellence in the arts and cultural programming, and historic preservation.  Read more →


Join Concord Community Music School faculty member and multi-instrumentalist Eric Klaxton for an exploration of how three musical mavericks made a lasting impact on American culture, in the Bach’s Lunch Lecture “Pioneers of New Orleans Music: Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and Fats Waller,” Thursday, March 5, at 12:10pm. Trumpeter Louis Armstrong, a New Orleans native, championed New Orleans music around the country and world, eventually becoming a household name. Fewer know the name of clarinetist and saxophonist Sidney Bechet, another native to the Crescent City. As Armstrong was to the trumpet, Bechet was to the saxophone. Up in Harlem, New York, Fats Waller was writing songs and developing a style of piano playing that had roots in New Orleans that would in turn influence the New Orleans style for years to come. Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is open from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day for February vacation, through Sunday, March 1.  Each day, visitors will be able to choose from five different planetarium shows, explore science galleries, engage in science and engineering activities - and just in time for February vacation, the Discovery Center has opened a new exhibition, Virtual Fish Tank. Read more →


You will learn from experts in the field, including a storyteller, historian, writer, interviewer, videographer and an archivist how they prepare and present legacy stories at the “Telling Your Family Story” workshop on Saturday, March 7, from 9am - 3:30pm at the School in Manchester. This workshop teaches how to uncover family or community stories, how to present them, and how to preserve them for future generations.  Read more →


The 18th Annual March Mandolin Festival Concerts will be held March 6 and 7 at two great venues for live acoustic music. Friday, March 6, the festival opens with a 7:00pm show at The Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine. Saturday’s concert will be held at 7:30pm at the Concord Community Music School in Concord, New Hampshire, the host venue for the entire festival, which runs Saturday and Sunday, March 7 & 8. Read more →


Have fun and learn from the experts at the New Hampshire Old House & Barn Expo that helps old house and barn owners and enthusiasts with appropriate and affordable solutions. Create your own show “itinerary” and explore preservation strategies, architecture, craft and history through hourly lectures, visits with high quality exhibitors, demonstrations and “Old House and Barn Doctor” sessions. Read more →


Effingham, Holderness, Lebanon and Nottingham have joined a growing number of towns and cities using the state's tax incentive program to encourage historic barn preservation. RSA 79-D authorizes towns and cities to grant property tax relief to barn owners who can demonstrate the public benefit of preserving their barn or other older farm buildings, and agree to maintain them throughout a minimum 10-year preservation easement. Read more →