Grand Events in May 2013
STEWARTSTOWN — Come and join the Poore Family Foundation Historic Farm Museum for its 19th annual Open Barn and Celebration. Tour the property and enjoy the traditional western folk and cowboy music of Harold Boydston, who will be performing on the front porch. Located seven miles north of Colebrook, on Route 145 in Stewartstown; watch for signs. Suggested donation is $8 per adult; children under 12 free. Begins at 11 a.m.
BERLIN — The Don Campbell Band performs “A Tribute to the Songs & Music of Dan Fogelberg” in the beautiful St. Kieran Community Arts Center, located at 155 Emery Street, Berlin, in a former church.
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COLEBROOK — The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents The Fretless at the Colebrook Country Club, 15 Abenaki Lane, beginning at 7 p.m. The Fretless were awarded the 2012 Instrumental Group of the Year and Ensemble of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
May 17, 18 & 19
BRETTON WOODS — The first annual celebration of New England's best food and music is brought to you by the Omni Mount Washington Resort on Route 302 in Bretton Woods. The Food and Wine Festival begins on Friday night with a reception in the Grand Ballroom that will recreate Times Square and authenticate "Street Foods." It continues on Saturday with a full-day "Taste of New England" marketplace and 4-course dinner complete with Austrian wine pairings in the 4-Diamond Main Dining Room. The weekend culminates on Sunday with a variety of cooking demonstrations and educational seminars, a resort recreation showcase, and a performance from the "Bella Electric Strings" quartet in the elegant Grand Ballroom.
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(800) 314-1752 or (603) 278-1000
COLEBROOK — Try your hand at geocaching (bring your own GPS if you have one), take a walk on a new rail trail, participate in a family bike ride (helmets required for all ages), or kayak the Connecticut River with the AMC during the First Annual Family Adventure Day, presented by Indian Stream Health Center. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; events take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Country Community Recreation Center, 33 Rec Center Road, Colebrook. Other activities include free swimming all day, hot shot basketball, volleyball, horseshoes and bocce, yoga, water aerobics, OWLS bake sale, Kiwanis Cook Shack. Picnics are welcome. All events are free.
May 18 & 19
PITTSBURG — Improve your fly fishing skills! Bear Tree Cabins is offering Intermediate Fly Fishing Classes that will focus on choosing appropriate flies, fishing techniques for each fly and casting upgrade instruction. All instruction is provided by Licensed NH Guides/Certified Instructors. Cost is $350 for classes only; $490 for 2 nights lodging inclusive. Bear Tree is located at 3335 Route 3, Pittsburg.
BERLIN — Mellow Yellow, the groovy ‘60s and ‘70s Retro Band, returns to St. Kieran Community Arts Center by popular demand! The former church, now a community arts center, is located at 155 Emery Street, Berlin.
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COLEBROOK — Jumpstart your summer by attending the Mud Run and Smoke Show. A “Northern Tire Mud Run” is when the 4x4s big and small try to make it all the way through the mud pit! Be prepared if you enter your rig to get muddy. Who will need a tow out? A “Smoke Show” is when people get to put the pedal to the metal — with the brake on! — and screech their tires 'til they smoke. Admission is free. The show is located at North Main Street, behind Northern Tire, Colebrook. The action begins at 10 a.m.
May 25 & 26
JEFFERSON — Experience the magic of Christmas and all the activities during Santa's Village Guest Appreciation Days. Bring your bathing suit and try out the new water feature, Ho Ho H-2-O! Guests receive $5 off the regular admission price of $28 on these dates. Children 3 and under are free. Santa’s Village is located at 528 Presidential Highway (Route 2), Jefferson.
LANCASTER — Country music star Lexi James takes the stage at The Rialto theatre on Lancaster’s Main Street, beginning at 7 p.m. for an evening of country pop and rock interspersed with traditional melodies.