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FEBRUARY 2018

 Feb. 1, An Evening of Intimate Jazz, 7 pm, free, Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, info: 535-2787.

Feb. 1-4, Dancing at Lughnasa, Winni Players Community Theatre, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Meredith, tickets/info: 279-0333.

Feb. 2, Moonlight Hike and Snowshoe, 5:30-8:30 pm, free, warm up by fire pit with hot cocoa, bring your snowshoes, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, info: 476-5900.

Feb. 2-4, Pond Hockey Classic, Meredith Bay, Meredith. 

Feb. 3, Amit Peled & Tempest Trio, 7:30 pm, First Congregational Church, Wolfeboro, tickets: 569-2151, Wolfeboro Friends of Music.

Feb. 3, Animal Tracking, 1-3 pm, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695. 

Feb. 3, Snowshoe Adventures, 10 am-noon, age 14 and up, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695. 

Feb. 3, Writer’s Block Buster Workshop, Rick Davison will present “The Making of a Thriller”, 10 am to noon, Chocorua Public Library, 25 Deer Hill Road, Chocorua, call 323-8041 to enroll.

Feb. 4, Silver Series: Creativity in Hard Times, 2 pm, Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, visiting artist Leslie Amper presents a piano performance and lecture telling the story of the Federal Music Project, the musical division of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s WPA initiative. Tickets: 535-2787.

Feb. 5, Books Sandwiched In, noon, book to be discussed is American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation by Eric Rutkow, reviewed by Tink Taylor, Community Room, Samuel Wentworth Library, Center Sandwich, free, public welcome, bring your own sandwich, 284-6665. 

Feb. 6, PSU Chamber Singers Post Tour Report, 2 pm, free, learn about PSU Chamber Singers, Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, info: 535-2787.

Feb. 6-March 1, Jong-Yoon Kim: Light, Form and Material, paper-folding exhibit, opening reception Feb. 6 from 5-7 pm, Silver Center Plymouth State University, Plymouth, 535-3210.

Feb. 8, Valentine’s Luncheon, noon, $2 p/p, Bristol Rotary Club and Tapply Thompson Community Center host Valentine themed luncheon for Newfound Area Senior Citizen’s, door prizes & bingo, reserve: 744-2713, Bristol, by Feb. 6.

Feb. 9, International Dinner Night, speakers Shirley Stanek, along with Dick and Ruth Stuart take the audience to the Balkans; the meal of the evening reflects the foods of the country, Doris L. Benz Community Center, Heard Rd., Center Sandwich, info: 284-7211.

Feb. 9, Red Dress Gala, Church Landing, Mill Falls at the Lake, Meredith, live band, food, raffles and more, info: 527-7063.

Feb. 9, Snowshoe Ridge Tours, meet at Outdoor Center at 6 pm, Gunstock, Gilford, pre-registration required: 293-4341 ext. 192. 

Feb. 9, The Wailers, 7:30 pm, Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, Plymouth, tickets: 536-2551, www.flyingmonkeynh.com.

Feb. 10, Comedian Lenny Clarke performs, 8 pm, Pitman’s Freight Room, Laconia, tickets: 527-0043, 494-3334 or at the door.

Feb. 10, Dance Premier Gala, 7 pm, Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, tickets: 535-2787.

Feb. 10, My Fatal Valentine, 7 pm, murder mystery dessert theater, Franklin Opera House, Central St., Franklin, tickets: 934-1901, www.franklinoperahouse.org.

Feb. 10, Positively Bob – Willie Nyle Sings Bob Dylan, 7:30 pm, Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, Plymouth, tickets: 536-2551, www.flyingmonkeynh.com.

Feb. 10, Snowshoe Adventures, 10 am-noon, age 14 and up, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695.

Feb. 10, Winter Bird Banding, 10 am-noon, followed by Wild Winter Walk guided tour of the live animal trail from 1-3 pm, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7914.

Feb. 10, Winter Birds, 1-3 pm, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695.

Feb. 10-11, Great Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby, sponsored by Meredith Rotary Club, www.meredithrotary.org.

Feb. 10-11, Rat Pack in Love, Interlakes Summer Theatre, songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., tickets: 707-6035.

Feb. 11, Cardboard Box Sled Derby, 1-3 pm, register your sled by 4 pm on Feb. 9, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, 476-5900.

Feb. 14, Nature Play Time, ages 2-3, 11 am-noon, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, 968-7194.

Feb. 14, Rat Pack in Love, Interlakes Summer Theatre, songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. held at Pitman’s Freight Room, Laconia, 707-6035 for tickets.

Feb. 15, Dinner & Storytelling, 6:30 pm, The Corner House Inn, Main St., Center Sandwich, 284-6219.

Feb. 15, Viewing Nature through History, 7 pm, Nature Learning Center, Tin Mt. Conservation Center, Albany, www.tinmountain.org.

Feb. 15-17, Meredith Public Library Book Sale, 91 Main St., Meredith, 279-4303 erin@meredithlibrary.org.

Feb. 16, Last Waltz Live, 8 pm, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, tickets/info: 335-1992, www.rochesteroperahouse.com.

Feb. 16, Martin Sexton, 7:30 pm, Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, Plymouth, tickets: 536-2551, www.flyingmonkeynh.com.

Feb. 16, Snowshoe Ridge Tours, meet at Outdoor Center at 6 pm, Gunstock, Gilford, pre-registration required: 293-4341 ext. 192. 

Feb. 16, The Sweetbloods, 7 pm, The Corner House Inn, Main St., Center Sandwich, 284-6219.

Feb. 16-18, Dancing in the Wings, Winnipesaukee Playhouse Education Dept., Meredith, pre- info: 279-0333.

Feb. 17, Annual Benefit Derby, Wakefield Parks & Recreation, info: 522-9977.

Feb. 17, Cranapalooza, DJ dance party with C-more the Penguin, live music, outdoor events, s’mores and more, Cranmore Mt. Resort, N. Conway, 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.

Feb. 17, Gallery Show of New Work by artist Peter Ferber, artist reception starting at 9:30 am, The Art Place, 9 North Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-6159.

Feb. 17, Lakes Region Ice Racing Club of Moultonborough presents Nostalgic Latchkey Cup Race, Meredith Bay, www.lakesregioniceracingclub.tripod.com.

Feb. 17, Let Food By Thy Medicine, 1-3:30 pm, join museum educator and herbalist Carol Felice at Remick Museum, Tamworth, to learn how to use the “5 tastes” to create nourishing foods. Info: 323-7591. Pre-registration a must.

Feb. 17, Mike Girard’s Big Swinging Thing Concert, 7:30 pm, Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, Plymouth, tickets: 536-2551, www.flyingmonkeynh.com.

Feb. 17, “PAWS to Read” Meet Nessie and her trainer, therapy-certified handler Kristin Soule, 10-11 am, Gafney Library, High St., Sanbornville, 522-9735.

Feb. 17, Snowshoe Adventures, 10 am-noon, age 14 and up, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695. 

Feb. 17, Wild Winter Walk, 10 am-noon, guided tour of the live animal trail, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7914. 

Feb. 18, SkateFest Winter Beach Party, hosted by Center Harbor Community Development Assoc., takes place at skating rink and Center Harbor Town Beach, skating demos at 1 pm with Magic Blades Figure Skating Club and Plymouth State Skating Academy, food, drinks, bonfire, music, 11 am-4 pm, visit Skatefest page on Facebook. 

Feb. 18, Winter Carnival, 8 am-3 pm, Alton Bay, outdoor fun events, info: 630-3675.

Feb. 19, “Hamilton” workshop, actor Andrew Chappelle leads the program, ages 7-adult, 5:30-8 pm, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Meredith, pre-register/info: 279-0333.

Feb. 19-23, Vacation Week Discovery Days, 11 am-3 pm, various activities at Remick Museum, Tamworth, 323-7591, www.remickmuseum.org.

Feb. 20, Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 am-3 pm, City of Rochester, 150 Wakefield St., Suite 1, Rochester, info: www.redcrossblood.org or 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Feb. 20, Winter Survival Tin Mt. Day Camp, 9 am-3 pm, grades 4-6, learn outdoor skills, Tin Mt. Conservation Center, Albany, www.tinmountain.org.

Feb. 20-23, Vacation Week Daily Diversion, 10 am-noon, educators at the museum teach various history activities, Remick Museum, Tamworth, pre-register: 323-7591, www.remickmuseum.org.

Feb. 21, Wonderful Wildlife, Tin Mt. Day Camp, 9 am-3 pm, grades K-2, discover the wildlife of winter of winter, Tin Mt. Conservation Center, Albany, www.tinmountain.org.

Feb. 22, Dinner & Storytelling, 6:30 pm, The Corner House Inn, Main St., Center Sandwich, 284-6219.

Feb. 22, Kids Movie Night, 4:30-6:30 pm, Madison Library, 1895 Village Rd., Madison, 367-8545.

Feb. 22, Nocturnal Adventure, Tin Mt. Day Camp, 2-7 pm, grades 2-6, discover the wildlife of winter, Tin Mt. Conservation Center, Albany, www.tinmountain.org.

Feb. 23, Frank Santos Jr. Comic Hypnotist, 8 pm, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, tickets/info: 335-1992, www.rochesteroperahouse.com.

Feb. 23, International Dinner Night, speakers Debbie and Roger Plimmer talk about England; the meal of the evening reflects the foods of the country, Doris L. Benz Community Center, Heard Rd., Center Sandwich, info: 284-7211.

Feb. 23, Justin McKinney comedian, 7:30 pm, Believe in Books Theater in the Wood, Intervale, tickets: www.believeinbooks.org.

Feb. 23, Mystery Dinner event, 6-9 pm, Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, reserve tickets: 539-2000.

Feb. 23, Small Farmer’s Club, 10-11 am, Remick Museum, Tamworth, children’s activities for ages 2 to 6. 323-7591.

Feb. 23, Winter Agility Challenge, for families with children age 5 and up, 1-2:30 pm, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7194, www.nhnature.org.

Feb. 23, Winter Bird Banding, 10 am-noon; Winter Agility Challenge from 1-2:30 pm, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, 968-7194.

Feb. 23, Winter Art, 9 am-3 pm, grades 1-4, snow sculptures, sketching and winter watercolors, etc. Tin Mt. Conservation Center, Albany, www.tinmountain.org.

Feb. 24, Abenaki Winter Triathlon, 9 am-6 pm, Abenaki Ski Area & Pop Whalen Ice Arena. A progressive dinner/cross-country ski event takes place from 6-8 pm at Abenaki Ski Area. 569-5639.

Feb. 24, Artist Workshop with fiber artist Beth James, 10 am-noon, Art Works Gallery, 132 White Mt. Highway, Chocorua, info/register: 323-8041.

Feb. 24, Broken Arrow – the Music of Neil Young, 8 pm, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, tickets/info: 335-1992, www.rochesteroperahouse.com.

Feb. 24, Contra Dance, 7-10 pm, Wolfeboro Town Hall, 84 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, www.galacommunity.org.

Feb. 24, Cranapalooza, DJ dance party with C-more the Penguin, live music, outdoor events, s’mores and more, followed by fireworks, Cranmore Mt. Resort, N. Conway, 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.

Feb. 24, Evening Snowshoe Tour, 7 pm, Great Glen Trails, Mt. Washington Rd., Gorham, 466-2333.

Feb. 24, Guided Cross Country Ski Event, 10 am, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, info: 476-5900. 

Feb. 24, Half Acre Book Reading & Snowshoe Exploration, 10 am-noon, Nature Learning Center, Tin Mt. Conservation Center, Albany, www.tinmountain.org.

Feb. 24, Life Under the Snow, 1-3 pm, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695.

Feb. 24, Outdoor Progressive Dinner, 5, 5:30 & 6 pm, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth, register/info: 323-7591.

Feb. 24, PAWS to Read with Nessie and her trainer, therapy-certified handler Kristin Soule, 10-11 am, Gafney Library, High St., Sanbornville, info/sign up your child to read to Nessie: 522-9735.

Feb. 24, Winter Blues Event with NC Blues featuring Matt Smart, 3 pm, Meredith Bay Colony Club, Upper Mile Point Drive, Meredith, 279-1500 to reserve. 

Feb. 24, Snowshoe Adventures, 10 am-noon, age 14 and up, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695.

Feb. 24-25, Tamworth Sled & SkiJor Race, held on Lake Chocorua, info: www.nesdc.

Feb. 24-25, Advice To The Players Acting Workshop, 10 am-4 pm each day, with artist-in-residence Vivian Nesbitt, takes place at 12 Main St., Sandwich, for age 15 and up, register/info: www.advicetotheplayers.com or call 284-7115.

Feb. 25, 29th Annual Chocolate Festival, inn to inn chocolate treats in Conway area, 11 am-4 pm, info/tickets: 356-9920, www.mwvskitouring.org.

Feb. 25, Lakeside Bridal Show, noon-3 pm, Margate Resort, Laconia, $5 p/p at the door, bridal fashions, flowers, cake samples, and more. Lakes Region Bride, 293-2327, www.lakesregionbride.com.

Feb. 26, Books Sandwiched In, noon, book to be discussed is Lincoln in the Bardo by George Sanders, reviewed by John Davies, Community Room, Samuel Wentworth Library, Center Sandwich, free, public welcome, bring your own sandwich, 284-6665.

 Feb. 26, NE Quilts and the Stories They Tell, 7 pm, talk by Pam Weeks, Hill Town Hall, 30 Crescent St., Hill, 630-3549. 

Feb. 26-March 2, WildQuest Winter Kids Camp, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, White Oaks Rd., Laconia, 366-5695.

Feb. 26-March 2, Vacation Week Discovery Days, 11 am-3 pm, various activities at Remick Museum, Tamworth, 323-7591, www.remickmuseum.org.

Feb. 27, Auditions for Happy Days, the Musical, 6-10 pm, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, audition info: 973-2116.

Feb. 27, Ski with a Naturalist, 10:30 am, Great Glen Trails, Mt. Washington Rd., Gorham, 466-2333.

Feb. 27, Learn to Curl (free) event, Pop Whalen Ice Arena, Wolfeboro, 2:10 pm, 569-5639.

Feb. 27-March 2, Vacation Week Daily Diversion, 10 am-noon, educators at the museum teach various history activities, Remick Museum, Tamworth, pre-register: 323-7591, www.remickmuseum.org.

Feb. 27-March 3, Wolfeboro Winter Carnival, events around town, also at Pop Whalen Ice Arena and Abenaki Ski Area, Wolfeboro, 569-5639.

Feb. 27-March 28, Plymouth State University Student Juried Art Exhibit, opening reception Feb. 27 from 4-6 pm, Museum of the White Mts., Highland St., Plymouth, 535-3210.

Feb. 28, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live, 7 pm, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, tickets/info: 335-1992, www.rochesteroperahouse.com.

Feb. 28, Knockerball, 2 pm, Pop Whalen Ice Arena, Wolfeboro, 569-5639.

Feb. 28, Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 am-3 pm, N. Conway Community Center, 78 Norcross Circle, N. Conway, info: www.redcrossblood.org or 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 Feb. 28, Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 am-3 pm, WalMart, 116 Farmington Rd., Rochester, info: www.redcrossblood.org or 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).