Family Fun

Concord, NH-- The McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center will feature “You Can Do Astronomy”, a presentation by Noreen Grice, on Friday August 2nd at 7 p.m. for its August Super Stellar Friday. Every first Friday of the month, the Discovery Center is open from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with special programs, a planetarium show, and stargazing (weather permitting) with the New Hampshire Astronomical Society. Read more →


Saturday August 3, 2019 at Waterville Valley Town Square 9:30-11:00a.m. Boat Building class with free supplies provided for the onsite boat-building workshop at the Corcoran Pond beach. All boats must be made of tape and cardboard. 11:30 a.m. Boat “Oughtta... Read more →


They said it could not be done. They called it, jokingly, a “Railway to the Moon.” But, New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Cog Railway will celebrate 150 years of doing the impossible on July 3rd. That marks the date that, 150 years ago, cog steam engines successfully reached the summit of Mount Washington, changing history forever to become the first mountain- climbing railway in the world. Read more →


Waterville Valley, NH - One of Waterville Valley’s most exciting summer traditions, the Kirby Youth Fishing Derby, is marking 10 years on Corcoran Pond. On Saturday June 15th, the annual Fishing Derby is back and there are fun activities- from... Read more →


Marking the 30th year of chowder in the valley, Waterville Valley will host the annual Chowderfest & Brews on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Town Square. Family-friendly, fun and delicious, come... Read more →


Nashua, NH --On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (“NHICE”) will screen To Kill a Mockingbird as part of a multi-year statewide program designed to foster conversations with the public on law, justice, and civics.  The screening will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, New Hampshire.  There will be a break midway through the movie, and a light snack will be provided.  The program was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read more →


In Warner, a 50 year tradition of taking children outdoors each spring at the Warner Fishing Derby indicates that the location of the derby is a special place in town. Willow brook, also known as Children’s Brook, has always been the Derby location. Families come with their children, fishing poles and bait to help their kids learn the thrills of spending time outdoors and taking a chance at bringing dinner home. The faces of children and their parents express the importance of this event. It is a bonding experience for everyone. So, when Scott and Joan Warren and the Warner Conservation Commission asked Five Rivers Conservation Trust to help conserve land along Children’s Brook, we were excited. “Community Conservation is about conserving the places important to the people in the Community,” says Beth McGuinn, Executive Director of Five Rivers Conservation Trust. Read more →


The McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center will host Brandt Lomen’s talk “The Amazing Journey from Idea to Reality” on Friday December 7that 7:00 PM during their November Super Stellar Friday event. Every first Friday of the month the Discovery Center is open from 6:30-9:30 PM with special programming, a Tonight’s Sky Planetarium Show, and stargazing, weather permitting. Read more →


Waterville Valley’s pedestrian village is perfect for Trick-or-Treating at the lodges & Town Square. On Friday, October 26th the Recreation Department will host a Pumpkin Carving & Pizza Party. This is a great family night out from 5:30-7:30pm where you... Read more →


Waterville Valley in New Hampshire’s White Mountains hosts the annual Fall Foliage Celebration over Columbus Day weekend, Saturday, Oct. 6 through Monday, Oct. 8. The weekend is chock full of family fun with activities for all ages including free outdoor... Read more →