Women's Camping and Camp Cooking
Women's Outdoor Learning Center - Women's Only Class Little can compare to the warmth and smell of a campfire and a hot meal right off the coals. This class will prepare you for a summer of camping fun and great food cooked over the open fire. This class will cover all angles of Camping - from the moment you arrive at a campsite to packing up and everything in between. Learn campsite selection and set-up, equipment, tents, hammocks, rain protection, fire starting, and cooking techniques that will put a smile on your family’s face. Reflector oven biscuits, dutch oven pies, hearty stews, and more are on the menu. A total camping hands on experience with other women, sharing stories, learning lots of tips and having fun are what this class is about. Due to one-on-one instruction, class is limited to 12 students.
D Acres Volunteer Day
Get your hands dirty and join the the D Acres Staff in projects around the homestead. Lunch included. Held every last Saturday of the month.
Beginner Stained Glass class with Susanna Ries
Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM for a Beginner Stained Glass class with Susanna Ries. This class will show you how to design, cut, foil and solder your own glass panel or ornament. Stained glass comes in all colors and all kinds of textures. Students can choose one of six designs they would like to make and the final projects will be framed and ready for hanging. Design options can be seen at: www.nhcrafts.org/meredith. Students will need to bring: cork board at least 20 x 24 inches, apron, latex gloves, safety glasses, very casual clothes and covered shoes – no sandals! If you wear glasses, you do not need safety glasses. Tuition is $45.00 per student and there is no additional materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Materials list provided when students register. To register for this workshop either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.
The Left Bank Artists 15th Anniversary Exhibition
April 3 -25, 2015
Opening reception: April 3, 2015 5-7pm in the Sharon Arts Center Members Gallery, 20-40 Depot Square, Peterborough, NH
Join the Left Bank Artists, a group of eight Monadnock Region painters, printmakers and sculptors who have been working and exhibiting together since 2000. This exhibit celebrates the group’s 15th anniversary and is the first time exhibiting together for several years.
The exhibit includes landscapes and still-lifes in oil and watercolor, abstract paintings and prints, and sculpture in metal and clay. Exhibiting artists are: Sue Callihan, Kim Cunningham, Scott Cunningham, Christine Destrempes, David Dodge, Evelien Bachrach , John Sirois and Daniel Thibault
The exhibit and reception are free and open to all.
Waking Up Your Herb Garden & Making Herbal Medicine (Herbal Intensive)
From the Garden to the Apothecary Herbal Intensive Workshop Led by Clinical Herbalist Maria Noel Groves Take advantage of the pre-season and anticipation of the green season by planning and preparing for the coming herb harvest. Maria will introduce you to new and favorite medicinal and culinary herbs that you can grow easily this year. We’ll taste them as tea, tincture, vinegar, honey, and more. Learn about placement and care for each plant. Also think about your upcoming home apothecary projects: how to make the basic healing remedies like tea and tinctures, how best to store and when to refresh them, etc. You’ll get to go home with your own tea and tincture blends to start your apothecary, and we’ll visit the garden to dig emerging perennials to bring home. You’ll go home with… a live herb plant for your garden, a dry plant tincture, and a bag of tea.Alcohol-free remedy options will always be available. Rain or shine, please wear weather-appropriate clothing/footwear and bring a bag lunch.
No More a House, The Cellar Holes of Hancock
10am - On Saturday morning take a walk with Eric Aldrich to explore the lives of Hancock’s early residents through the holes their homes left behind. When he’s not working for The Nature Conservancy or moving trail cameras around in the woods of Hancock, Eric Aldrich is seeking cellar holes and researching the fascinating lives of the characters that lived there.
6pm - For dinner on Saturday, join Henry Walters for a look at the poet Robert Frost, whose work mines the cellar holes and other relics of New England’s past for the symbols that continue to define its present. Henry Walters is a poet, practicing falconer, and naturalist who lives in Dublin, New Hampshire. He is the author of a book of poems, Field Guide A Tempo.
Earth Day Celebration at the Farm Museum
Celebrate Earth Day at the Farm Museum April 25th on the Farm Saturday 10 am- 3 pm
The day will start at 10 am with an earth day hike with the folks from Moose Mountain Regional Greenways. We will be planting radishes and peas in our children’s garden with a local Master Gardener, and you can make paper pots and seed tapes to take home. Meet some composting worms and hear a story about them, visit farm animals, explore the barn, try the big yellow barn hunt, learn all about composting, walk on our trails & learn about trees, we will harvest spring herbs to make a spring soup and we will shear the sheep if the weather is good. Admission: $5 adult/ $ 3 child ages 4—17 yrs members free.
Family Gardening Workshop
The Children’s Museum of NH is offering families the unique opportunity to learn to grow their own salad garden. UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Leslie Stevens, owner of Sidewalk Farms, will present a workshop on how to grow a salad garden at home. Participants will learn about how to site their garden, when to plant and how to care for seedlings. Everyone will help plant radishes, lettuce, spinach, kale and Swiss chard in the museum's raised bed gardens, and meet an "Easter Egg" chicken to see her colored eggs. This program is free thanks to sponsorship by Stonyfield but pre-registration is requested to ensure there are enough materials for all. Please call 603-742-2002 to register.
Additional gardening workshops are planned for May, June, July and September.
Mt Washington Cog Railway Opening Saturday, April 25 for 2015 Season
MARSHFIELD STATION, NH - The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the World’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, will be opening for its 146th season bringing visitors from all over the world to the summit of the Northeast's highest peak on Saturday, April 25. As part of each 3-hour round trip on the Cog, Passengers spend about an hour on the summit, where those ticket holders get free admission to the new summit weather museum created by the Mount Washington Observatory. The exhibit provides a fascinating look at the extremes of winter on Mount Washington, all from the comfort of an interactive exhibit located in the lower level of the Sherman Adams Visitors Center. Throughout the season, there are special trains and discounts for our guests. Starting Memorial weekend, the Cog will be firing up its vintage steam trains, and will be running the steamer as the first train up the mountain throughout the season on scheduled days. Beginning June 22, everyone saves with $13 off their ticket on the last train on most days. Even this Fall, passengers can save with a $10 discount beginning in September (excluding Holiday periods). The details on the train schedule, specials and discounts can be found online. Tickets for Cog Railway excursions can now be purchased online at www.TheCog.com. Due to the popularity of the rides, buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended. The Cog will be running weekends only until Memorial Day Weekend. Visit the schedule online for train departure times. The Cog is located at Marshfield Base Station on Base Road, Mount Washington, NH just 6 miles off route 302 near Historic Bretton Woods, NH. For more information and the daily train schedule, visit thecog.com or contact The Cog at 1-800-922-8825 or in New Hampshire at 603-278-5404.
Celebrate Earth Day on the Farm!
April 25th Earth Day Celebration on the Farm
Bring the kids and join us at the NH Farm Museum to celebrate Earth day. We will make seed tapes and paper pots for planting to bring home. You can help plant peas and radishes in our children’s garden and learn about worms and compost. Hear some stories and go on a farm tour to learn all about the farm animals. Take a nature walk with Moose Moutain Regional Greenways in the woods. We will make an early harvest and make some spring vegetable soup for everyone to try.
Distillery Tours at Djinn Spirits
Come take a distillery tour and learn about distillation. If you're over 21 you can sample and purchase our spirits. We are currently offering our Vapor Infused Gin (2014 Best of NH Winner!), our traditional white whiskey, our aged Beat 3 Reserve Whiskey, and Krupnik, a spiced honey liqueur based on a 500 year old recipe. Tours run 12PM, 1, 2, 3, and 4PM. Send an email to register.
The Met Live in HD: "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" at Peterborough Players
The Met Live in HD: "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Mascagni" and "Pagliacci"
Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
Walt Whitman Live at Derry Public Library
Derry Public Library and the New Hampshire Humanities Council are delighted to present a special performance and discussion in honor of National Poetry Month, 2015. Unlaunch’d Voices is a one-man play written by Michael Keamy based on the writings of the 19th Century poet, Walt Whitman. Stephen Collins will portray America’s most well-known poet in a retrospective monologue that allows the audience to glimpse both the private man and the literary persona, “Walt Whitman.” The play itself follows the chronological unfolding of Whitman’s poetic voice and vision, opening with the great claim that Whitman sought to give America its “voice,” to become “America’s poet.”
Don’t miss this extra-special program at Derry Public Library, Saturday April 25, at 1:00 pm, made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
2015 Season Opening at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum
The 2015 Season opening at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum is on Sat., Apr. 25th from 3 to 6pm. Exh. XXV by Aidron Duckworth is on view in Gallery I through July 26th. Guest Artist, Bert Yarborough, Professor of Studio and Performing Arts at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH will exhibit paintings in Gallery II through June 7th. He will give an Artist's talk at 4pm on Apr. 25th. Regular museum hours are Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 10am to 5pm or by appointment.
Succulent Terrarium Workshop
Cost: $35 per person, $25 for college students or if you’re bringing your own glass piece*
Sign up by calling or emailing the studio.
Learn the basics of how to build your own open succulent terrarium (succulents don’t like closed humid environments!). All materials for one basic terrarium will be included (a glass piece, stones, moss, soil, three succulents). Upgrades such as other plants and and different glass and ceramic pieces will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own glass piece or other decorative elements to add to the terrarium to make it your own.
*Plants are between 1 to 4 inches in size. If you bring your own glass, something with dimensions around 5 inches wide would be appropriate.
Music in Bass Hall: The Apple Hill String Quartet
The Apple Hill String Quartet returns to Bass Hall with guest artist Peggy Pearson, oboe. We will present the world premiere of a new quartet for oboe and strings by James Primosch, an exquisite arrangement of Haydn’s Symphony #97 for oboe and strings, and we conclude with the C minor string quartet of Brahms.
The Apple Hill String Quartet has earned accolades from around the world for their interpretive mastery of such traditional repertoire as Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, and Ravel — along with their special dedication to seldom heard masterworks and contemporary music. They have performed concerts extensively throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as part of Apple Hill’s innovative Playing for Peace™ program.
As 21st-century musicians, the quartet is deeply committed to the commissioning of new works. Their recent commission by composer and long-time “Apple Hiller” Daniel Sedgwick was premiered at Apple Hill in 2009 and performed to critical acclaim throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Their project, “Around the World with Playing for Peace™“, features the rich multicultural repertoire of works and compositions associated with countries visited through thePlaying for Peace™ program, as seen through the lens of the string quartet. Featured composers have included Victor Ullman (String Quartet #3, written in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp), Turkish composer Ekrem Zeki Ün, Armenian composers Alan Hovhaness and A. Zohrabian, Syrian composer Kareem Roustom, and American composers Roger Sessions, John Harbison, Tom Oboe Lee, Larry Siegel, and Charles Ives.
THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK AND OTHER NONSENSE BY LEWIS CARROLL
24 April - 10 May, Pontine Theatre premieres its original stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's, The Hunting of the Snark. Performances are offered Fridays @7:30, Saturdays @4 & Sundays @2. Tickets are $24 and may be purchased online at www.pontine.org. Pontine's West End Studio Theatre is located at 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth NH. Contact Pontine: [email protected] / 603-436-6660
Pontine’s Artistic Directors, Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers present a Victorian Toy Theatre extravaganza celebrating the master of English nonsense verse, Lewis Carroll (Charles L. Dodgson). In 1876, following the success of the “Alice” books, Carroll produced “The Hunting of the Snark,” a fantastical nonsense poem that follows the misbegotten voyage of a misfit crew of tradesmen, plus one beaver, who set off in pursuit of the mythical Snark. In Pontine’s newest work “The Snark” and other Carroll poems are brought imaginatively to life in a miniature cardboard theatre inspired by a popular 19th century parlor entertainment.
You’ve seen Bob on LENO, LETTERMAN, CONAN, the late show with Craig Ferguson, and the movie BOONDOCK SAINTS! Comedian Bob Marley returns to the Palace stage this spring Celebrating 15 years as a stand-up comic, he is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late- night TV circuit: ‘The Late Show’ with David Letterman, ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jay Leno, ‘Late Night’ with Conan O’Brien and ‘The Late Late Show’ with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. Marley, a Maine native and University of Maine at Farmington graduate, uses biographical and observational material for his high-energy routines. Event Date(s) Friday April 24, 2015 8:00 PM Saturday April 25, 2015 5:00 PM Saturday April 25, 2015 9:00 PM Saturday April 25, 2015 7:00 PM
Symphony NH Concert Series: Top Form
April 25, 2015 | 8:00 PM | Keefe Center for the Arts
Jonathan McPhee, conductor
Brahms takes inspiration from Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, incorporating the Baroque form into the final movement of his intensely romantic Symphony No. 4. The Symphony NH Chorus joins the orchestra for Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer.