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November NH Grand Events Calendar:

Thousands of twinkling lights, glittery decorations galore and 17 Christmas-themed rides await visitors this holiday season at Santa’s Village, NH Grand’s November Signature Event. Voted one of the nation’s Top 25 amusement parks, Santa’s Village is especially magical in the weekends right before Christmas, when kids can whisper their wishes to Santa, visit his reindeer and elves, take a spin on the rides and marvel at the incredible light displays.

An old potato storage barn is now home to a thriving antiques and collectables business. Potato Barn Antiques on Route 3 in Northumberland, this month’s Featured Business, is filled to the rafters with interesting finds, from tools, lamps and books to jewelry, glassware, vintage clothing and holiday memorabilia. 

In November, we feature several lodging properties in the Grand North’s northernmost town. Pittsburg’s great outdoor recreational opportunities, like hunting, hiking, snowmobiling and moose watching, are matched by the community’s outstanding selection of accommodations. We clue you in on a few of our favorites. 

You’ll also find dozens of other suggested activities and itineraries, along with dining and lodging options at www.nhgrand.com. 

November 6
Colebrook is the focus of a new episode of New Hampshire Public Television’s OUR HOMETOWN series, which will have its screening premiere at the Tillotson Center. OUR HOMETOWN: COLEBROOK presents an in-depth and personal look at the residents of Colebrook, and what it’s like to live north of the Notches. In the show, meet town historian Arnold Goodrum, find out how Québécois transplant Benoit Lamontagne brought business to town, hear John Harrigan recount the darkest day in the town’s history, learn why Jonathon Dodge opened his business in Colebrook, and find out how Julie Moran helped found a food coop for the North Country. The public is invited to attend this free event, which begins at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. 
Information and tickets:
Anne Sullivan at the Tillotson Center at 237-8576 

Katie McNally Trio 
November 7 
Fiddler Katie McNally grew up steeped in the vibrant Scottish and Cape Breton music community in Boston and is the 2009 New England Scottish Fiddle Champion. 7 p.m. at The Coffeehouse at The Tillotson Center, Colebrook. Tickets cost $15, and can be purchased at the door.

Francofest 2015 Dinner & Musical Soiree
November 7 & 8
Honoring the traditions of many of the men, women and children who settled in Berlin, St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts presents a meal celebrating French Culture and Heritage, complete with tortierres (meat pies). The Saturday menu includes meat pie, dinner rolls, coleslaw, a selection of desserts and a beverage. Limited seating is available on the half hour: Group 1: 4:30 to 5:00; Group 2: 5:00 to 5:30; Group 3: 5:30 to 6:00; Group 4: 6:00 to 6:30; and Group 5: 6:30 to 7:00. Tickets may be purchased at the door and cost $10 per plate. On Sunday, November 8, sit back and enjoy an amazing afternoon of French Canadian fiddle tunes with fiddler Patrick Ross. The concert begins at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for those under 18. St. Kieran’s is located at 155 Emery Street, Berlin. 
(603) 752-1028

NH Open Doors — Berlin
November 7 & 8
Experience the best of the Granite State this weekend during NH Open Doors, a New Hampshire Shopping and Touring Event presented by the League of NH Craftsmen. Berlin businesses include: (1) Betty Dee Fashions, a full service formal wear shop at 87 Main Street, offering 20% off storewide, including special orders. (2) Greetings Jewelers 107 Main Street, for what’s hot in the latest jewelry design and custom jewelry in gold and silver. Take 20% off storewide on all brands. (3) At the WREN Works Maker Studio at 117 Main Street visit the smartphone/cell phone photo exhibition, PHONETOGRAPHY, take a studio tour, enjoy pottery and stained glass demonstrations, and try your hand at wood carving or making an apron. (4) St. Kieran Center for the Arts at 155 Emery Street, a former church now on the National Historic Register, is hosting its Francofest Celebration with French cuisine on Saturday and a soiree with French fiddler Patrick Ross on Sunday. Tickets are required for both events and are available online at www.stkieranarts.org. (5) Vintage Junky at 680 Glen Avenue is a unique shop full of endless curiosities of artsy, antique-y, and vintage-y treasures, along with chippy, shabby, and rusty junque. Take a break for breakfast or lunch at 151 Main Street Grille for good homemade food. Mention NH Open Doors and receive 15% off your total bill.

Christmas at The Rocks
November 21-30
Christmastime at The Rocks will create lasting memories and start a great tradition for your family and friends with its family atmosphere, top quality trees, courteous service and free tree wrapping. Shop The Marketplace for uniquely designed wreaths and many other gift items to help you get your holiday shopping done early. Visit Green Father Christmas on November 21 and 28, and take a wagon ride around the scenic turn-of-the-century country estate with its magnificent views (November 21 and November 27-29). 4 Christmas Tree Lane, Bethlehem.
(603) 444-6228

Santa's Village Christmas Magic
November 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 
For many families, the holidays aren’t complete without a trip to Santa’s Village. Enjoy the spectacular display of lights, visit with Santa, feed his reindeer, ride 17 wonderful themed rides, watch the 3-D show “A Tinkerdoodle Christmas,” and browse the shops. Be sure to dress warmly. Opens each day at 11 a.m. $30 ages 4 and over; children 3 and under are free. 528 Presidential Highway, Route 2, Jefferson. 
(603) 586-4445

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