Alton Weagle Day

A celebration of all the firsts at the Mt. Washington Auto Road, open to the public for a 1st ascent of any kind, after approval.

Alton Weagle had a passion for Mt. Washington. To show his passion, he climbed the Mt. Washington Auto Road in a number of unique ways: by car, on foot, walking backwards, blindfolded and finally pushing a wheelbarrow full of sugar…just to name a few. This day honors his spirit and the spirit of all the camels, Segways and even the odd pogo sticks that have been the first up the mountain – think you’re up to it?

We invite you to dream up a “first ascent” of some kind and run the idea by us – you just may get invited to celebrate with us!

Contact [email protected] with your special idea.

‘An Evening in Paris’ Gala at Mt. View Grand

Welcome spring with a gala celebration of the magnificent music and food of the “city of lights,” as the North Country Chamber Players present “An Evening in Paris” at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield on Sunday, May 21.

The event begins at 5 p.m. and features guest artists Stacey Shames on harp, Areta Zhulla on violin, and French cuisine expert Executive Chef Nate Varney of the Mountain View Grand. All proceeds will support NCCP’s community outreach programs that are offered free of charge.

The evening’s program will highlight some of the most beautiful music ever written, including Claude Debussy’s Clair de lune and Danse sacree et profane, Georges Bizet’s Jeaux d’enfants, Camille St. Saen’s The Swan, Gabriel Faure’s Sicilienne and Maurice Ravel’s brilliant Introduction and allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and strings.

The one-hour concert will be followed by a full sit-down dinner prepared by the culinary staff of the Mountain View Grand Resort under the direction of Chef Varney.
Seating for this special event is limited. Please call (603) 444-0309 by May 14 to make reservations.

AMC Presents Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice

Journey to Europe’s largest island to see volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, and scenic coastal landscapes. We’ll also learn about Iceland’s large populations of colonial nesting seabirds, such as Atlantic Puffins, Northern Fulmar, Arctic Tern, and Black-legged Kittiwakes. Presenter Mark Suomala has guided on four natural history tours to Iceland.

Pinkham Notch evening programs are free and open to the public. Call to find out more or to be added to the monthly email list: (603) 466-2721 or

AMC Presents: Winged Migration Documentary

“Winged Migration” is an acclaimed documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

Pinkham Notch evening programs are free and open to the public. Call to find out more or to be added to the monthly email list: (603) 466-2721 or

Medallion Opera House Presents: Beatles for Sale

BEATLES FOR SALE is a touring, New England-based Beatles tribute band from Massachusetts that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. They are past recipients of the Best Tribute Band in New England award by Limelight Magazine.

This band delivers a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no offstage performers or pre-recorded tracks – everything is performed completely live.

More information on the band can be found at

AMC Presents: History of Crawford Notch

Historian Bill Moss shares stories of the unique characters, landscapes and events of the amazing history of this unique area.

Highland Happenings Featured Evening Programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. For more information, please call (603) 278-4453.

AMC Presents: Intrepid Descent Documentary

Intrepid Descent is an exciting documentary filmed in Tuckerman Ravine. It captures the classic wilderness experience of skiing Tuckerman Ravine, the legendary birthplace of backcountry skiing.

Pinkham Notch evening programs are free and open to the public. Call to find out more or to be added to the monthly email list: (603) 466-2721 or

AMC Presents: The People’s Forest – The Story of the White Mountain National Forest

A Featured Film Screening. This is the dramatic story of how those unlikely allies saved the White Mountains and created over 50 new National Forests and Grasslands in 40 states, totaling more than 20 million acres of public land.

Highland Happenings Featured Evening Programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. For more information, please call (603) 278-4453.

The Tillotson Center Presents: Le Bruit Court dans La Ville

Le Bruit Court dans La Ville (The Word Around Town) delights audiences with its blend of traditional Québécois music, as interpreted by musicians Lisa Ornstein, André Marchand
and Normand Miron. Come on out and enjoy this wonderful evening of toe-tapping music!

Mohawk Falls Kicks Off the Summer Season with Dixville Notch Music, Arts & Crafts Festival!

By Eileen Alexander

A brand new event will kick off Memorial Day weekend and the summer season in New Hampshire’s North Country. The setting for the 1st Annual Dixville Notch Music, Arts & Crafts Festival, on May 27 and 28, is the beautiful 40-acre Mohawk Falls estate, situated on the banks of the lovely Mohawk River in Colebrook, NH.

Open each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Festival will feature live performances, demonstrations, workshops, artisan vendors, and displays. Visitors are invited to stroll around the property and enjoy the idyllic outdoor setting that includes a post and beam Pavilion, Gazebo, waterfall, pond and covered bridge. Admission to the event is free.

Highlighted events include internationally applauded singer-songwriter Kyle Carey performing her Gaelic Americana music from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, chainsaw carving demonstrations all weekend long by Baker River Chainsaw Sculpture, and an outstanding exhibit by the artists of Connecticut River Artisan Group.

Several dozen vendors, a mix of talented artisans, crafters and food producers from New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts, will display their wares.

Mohawk Falls is located directly off Route 26 in Colebrook, NH. Look for roadside signage near Dixville Notch. Parking is free and available on site. Pets are not allowed.

Additional information can be found on the Mohawk Falls website:, or contact Britni White, Mohawk Falls Event Coordinator, at (603) 237-1898 or [email protected].

Festival Schedule

Saturday, May 27

  • 9-11 a.m. –  Art Workshop with artist Michele Johnsen. Still life drawing & painting workshop. $10 per person. Pre-register online.
  • 10 a.m.-noon –  Live music by “Old Gold.” Rocks, blues & folk music from the ‘50s to today.
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. –  Garden Flavors Culinary Demo by the Ecovillage Institute. Taste and learn about herbs.
  • 1:45-2:30 p.m. –  The Graceful Piano Stylings of Sharon Pearson.
  • 4-5 p.m. –  Open Jam Session led by Bobie Bunnel of Roberta’s Studio. Festival-goers are invited to bring their instruments.

Sunday, May 28

  • 9-10 a.m. –  WhiteWolf & Friends, Playing the Blues. Featuring Ed Schoenly’s blues harp.
  • 10:15-11:15 a.m. –  Live Music by 3 Rivers. An eclectic mix of music by a local three-man band.
  • 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. –  Basket Weaving Workshop by Deeda’s Baskets of Vermont. Make a basket to take home. $20 per person. Pre-register online.
  • 12:30-1 p.m. –  Teen/Adult Jazz & Hip Hop by Step by Step School of Dance. Kick up your heels and learn to dance.
  • 1-3 p.m. –  Gaelic Americana Concert with singer-songwriter Kyle Carey.
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. –  Music from the ‘60s to today with Mario Marquis.
  • 3:15-4 p.m. –  Pottery Demo by local potter Linda Tase.
  • 4:15-5 p.m. –  “Golden Hour” Photography Workshop with Fran Bigney. A fun workshop to learn this art form by walking around the property. $10 per person. Pre-register online.