The Cog in Winter

Throughout the winter as conditions permit, the Mount Washington Cog Railway makes its way to Waumbek Station. Waumbek is located in an alpine meadow just below 4000’ and provides stunning views to the north and west. Passengers leave the train for about 25 minutes to enjoy complimentary hot refreshments, warming huts and a fire pit. Weekend and holiday week round trips to Waumbek are roughly 1 hour, at reduced fares.

Lonestar is Featured Entertainment at Lancaster Fair

The Lancaster Fair proudly presents Lonestar — the featured entertainment on Saturday night, September 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

For more than 20 years Lonestar has logged countless miles touring throughout the world, released several Platinum-selling albums and ten No. 1 singles, earned ACM and CMA awards and inspired rave reviews as far away as London, where The Guardian proclaimed them exemplars of “country’s greatest strength: picture-painting, story-based, tear-your-heart-out lyrics that are the most direct and lucid in popular music.”

Yet all roads lead back to Nashville, where lead singer/guitarist Richie McDonald, lead guitarist/singer Michael Britt, keyboardist/guitarist/singer Dean Sams and drummer Keech Rainwater wrote and rehearsed songs for their tenth album, Never Enders, each one crafted impeccably yet as raw and soulful as all four members’ Texas honky-tonk roots.

Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and achieved ten #1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” and their crossover smash “Amazed” (which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983’s “Islands in the Stream”, to top both charts). The band’s awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for “Amazed” (the song also won the Song of the Year award), and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year. With over a 100 dates worldwide per year, they are celebrating over 20 years together. Lonestar’s highly anticipated CD, Never Enders, features ten new original Lonestar songs that bring the band’s trademark sound into the contemporary arena.

Tillotson Center Presents: Filmed Live – Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdance to the big screen for the very first time! The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.  

Admission $10 adults, $5 students.

WOMEN’S ADVENTURE: OUTDOOR SKILLS WEEKEND

This weekend is designed for active women seeking to learn new outdoor skills and enjoy some great hiking among good company in Crawford Notch. Participants will learn essential skills, such as hiking safety, use of map & compass, Leave No Trace©, camp cooking, and basic first aid skills. Hikes will be moderately challenging.

LODGE TO HUT: FRANCONIA RIDGE

Highlighted by tremendous views and full array of mountain habitats, this adventure takes us across iconic Franconia Ridge, where we’ll find rare alpine plants and stunning views.

WOMEN’S ADVENTURE: 4000 FOOTER WEEKEND

This weekend is designed for active, fit women interested in summiting some 4000+ foot peaks in Crawford Notch in a group of women only, led by female guides. Participants may be after the 48 peaks or just interested in some moderately challenging hiking in the White Mountains with a group.

4th Annual “Railway to the Moon” Steampunk Festival – Mt. Washington Cog Railway

Step back in time with a twist into the future with the Railway to the Moon Steampunk Festival.

Immerse yourself for a day in the world of steam power, antique bicycles and the inventive spirit where the creative mind reigns!

This is a free event with special vendors, educational sessions and performances throughout the day, with a separate (optional) paid Steam Trip Rides throughout the day.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine. FREE EVENT!!!

www.railwaytothemoon.com — Official website

4th Annual “Railway to the Moon” Steampunk Festival – Mt. Washington Cog Railway

Step back in time with a twist into the future with the Railway to the Moon Steampunk Festival.

Immerse yourself for a day in the world of steam power, antique bicycles and the inventive spirit where the creative mind reigns!

This is a free event with special vendors, educational sessions and performances throughout the day, with a separate (optional) paid Steam Trip Rides throughout the day.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine. FREE EVENT!!!

www.railwaytothemoon.com — Official website

WOMEN’S ADVENTURE: TRAIL RUNNING AND YOGA

Spend time on the trails and time on your mat; trail running and practicing yoga with other like-minded ladies. The weekend will be led by Debbie Livingston who has 18 years of trail running experience and has over 200 trail races under her belt. She has been teaching yoga since 1999 and is certified through Kripalu Yoga Center. You’ll leave the weekend with a sense of empowerment and calmness from challenging yourself, encouraging others and taking the time to breath.

LODGE TO HUT: SOUTHERN PRESIDENTIAL RANGE

Join AMC on this hut-to-hut adventure across the southern Presidential Range of the White Mountains. Backcountry lodging and hearty meals are provided at AMC’s Lakes of the Clouds and Mizpah Spring Huts. We hike from the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trailhead to Lakes of the Clouds Hut along the steep and challenging Ammonoosuc Ravine. The next day, we traverse the southern Presidential Range to Mizpah Spring Hut.