Downsizing has always been a thing, but it’s currently having a moment in popular culture. The combination of Baby Boomers looking to move to more senior-friendly homes with a cultural shift toward minimalism and sustainable living means that many people are looking for smaller homes, apartments, and condos. If you are among those looking to simplify your life and your home, here are the pitfalls you should watch out for.
Concord, NH – September brings fall hours, special programs including a special Sci-Fi First Friday, and a new planetarium show line-up at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. The Discovery Center is now open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus the first Friday night of each month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. On Friday night, September 6, Discovery Center Education Coordinator Sarah Beattie will discuss the earliest “science fiction”, the wild stories created by ancient cultures about constellations in the night sky, followed by a look at how 19th and 20th century science fiction inspired new inventions...
On August 17th and 18th, The Cog will host its annual “Railway to the Moon” Steampunk festival. The Steampunk festival is a celebration of the inventiveness of Cog entrepreneur, Sylvester Marsh, and his undaunted will to build a “Railway to the Moon”. It is a combination of the wild west meets Jules Verne meets the Victorian Era with a circus-like atmosphere.
Celebrate the 4th of July in Waterville Valley with activities for the whole family, including beach movie night, a parade and the famous fireworks show. The festivities begin on Sunday, July 2, in the morning (from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) head to Town Square and join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists. This week’s program is New Hampshire Wildlife. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. it’s time for the annual Summer Family Carnival with games, 100’ obstacle course, face painting, t-shirt tie-dying, boat rentals, BBQ and live music. And from 8:30...
The Memorial Day Weekend at Waterville Valley is the start of summer. It is two days of fun with activities for all ages from fishing to face painting and live music.
With more than a dozen 4,000-foot peaks surrounding Waterville Valley, NH the invite is being issued to climb five of them in a single weekend of intense hiking, fun, and entertainment. This is Waterville Valley’s 3rd annual 5 Summit Challenge, a 20,000-foot total that is almost the height of the highest point in the U.S., Alaska’s Mount Denali.
Sunday, August 14, 2-3:30 p.m. The Zimmerman House is an amazing, well-preserved, single-owner dwelling, but some work was needed before it could be opened to the public in 1990 to restore it to its original state. This focus tour concentrates on the restoration, history and mysteries of this Usonian gem. Reservations required at CURRIER.ORG.
Saturday, June 25, 6:30 a.m.- 11:30 p.m. Stroll Central Park, visit museums, and take in the summer in NYC! Relax on the coach, enjoy free Wi-Fi on the way, and arrive in the city to spend the day as you choose. The coach departs from the Currier Art Center at 180 Pearl Street promptly at 6:30 a.m. Arrive in Manhattan about 11:30 a.m. Re-board the coach at 7 p.m. to arrive back to the Art Center about 11:30 p.m. Reservations required at http://www.currier.org/calendar.
Waterville Valley will celebrate the end of summer with a whole weekend of fun during their End of Summer Dash & Bash over Labor Day weekend, September 5-7. Enjoy the annual ‘Just Ducky’ annual charity Duck Race on Corcoran Pond with cash prizes for the fastest three ducks. Enjoy live music, children’s and family activities and barbeque. Activities are free, but there is a charge for food and beverages. There will be a fireworks display over Corcoran Pond on Sunday at 8:30pm. There will also be a special, free Animal Show on Monday, September 7 at 10am. Check the Waterville...
The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln will showcase their "Cornstalk Critters" from September 19 - October 18. These life-sized characters, created by the Annalee Doll Company in Meredith, New Hampshire, will grace the grounds of the Hobo Junction station. This year's theme, "Scarecrows of Sound," features likenesses of some popular music giants, such as the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger and many others. The Hobo's popular train rides along the Pemigewasset River will also be available through October 18 from the station in Lincoln. Trains leave at 11:00AM & 1:00PM 603-745-2135 www.visitwhitemountains.com