Tillotson Center Presents Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto in Concert

Eclectic, immersive and mesmerizing. International acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. Admission $5/Students $3.

GoNorth SnoFest

The North Country Chamber of Commerce and four local snowmobile clubs; Swift Diamond Riders, the Canaan Border Riders, Colebrook Ski-Bees and Pittsburg Ridge Runners will host the 2nd Annual GoNorth Snofest, formerly known as the SnoDeo.  The event will be on March 6th and 7th from 9am to 4pm. The event will feature indoor and outdoor vendors.

The event will be held at three locations; Coleman State Park, Coleman Estates and the Swift Diamond Riders clubhouse.  Again, the event will have free admission and features several new exciting events.

Free Admission; Demo Rides – $10

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Coleman State Park will host the motorized segment of the event.  Snowmobile manufacturers will have their newest sleds on display. With the purchase of a $10.00 demo pass, attendees will able to test drive as many machines as they would like each day.  There will also be an antique snowmobile show where the public can vote for their favorite snowmobile. The “People’s Choice Award” will be given out on Saturday afternoon.

The Swift Diamond Riders in conjunction with the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails will host a groomer rodeo, sponsored by Kevin Lassonde Construction, at their club house. The groomer rodeo will allow club members and visitors to check out the newest grooming equipment that is available.

The Coleman Estates property will host non-motorized events.  Activities planned are snowshoeing and fat bikes; with more to be added.

Food will be available at all three locations, including at the SDR clubhouse.  Local food vendors will also be on site.

Admission to the event will be free and demo passes will be on sale for $10 that allows riders to take as many test drives as they’d like each day. A shuttle service will be available to attendees and allow for travel between locations.  

Tillotson Center Present Ball in the House

Ball in the House is an R&B/Soul/Pop a Capella group based out of Boston, whose high energy shows have audiences singing, dancing, even beat boxing along. Join us for a concert with Ball in the House and local students joining the group on stage. Sponsored by Tillotson North Country Foundation. Admission $5.

2020 Bill Koch League Festival at Great Glen Trails

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center is thrilled to host the 2020 New England Bill Koch League Festival, presented by the Valley Originals.

This festival is the marquee event of the Bill Koch League, the largest cross country ski program for children in the United States. Whether a child loves the adventure of cross-country skiing, enjoys playing with friends on skis, or wants to grow up to be a ski racer, the New England Bill Koch League has something for them.

The weekend will feature relay and individual races by age group, as well as a healthy mix of non-racing activities that all can enjoy.

The theme of 2020’s Festival will be “Superheroes” which will be a celebration of the inherent superpowers that exist in all of us—skiers, coaches, and parents alike!

More info & to register here.

Pittsburg’s Wizard of Oz Poker Run

Snowmobilers will want to suit up for the Pittsburg Ridge Rider’s Wizard of Oz Poker Run on Saturday, February 29. Registration at Young’s Store is from 8 to 11 a.m., and all cards must be returned by 3 p.m. at the Pittsburg Ridge Runners Club.

The Poker Run is an approximate 50-mile loop. $5 per hand. The winner will be announced at the annual Steak Feed Dinner that evening; the dinner runs from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Porcupine Facts and Myths at Bretzfelder Park

Join Nigel Manley, director of The Rocks, to learn about all things porcupines, including fun facts about their quills and why they have a knack for eating wood structures. You will learn about the species of porcupines that inhabit the world as well as the ones here in North America. Manley has tracked porcupines for several years at The Rocks, learning where they den and what they eat during winter months.

The program takes place at Bretzfelder Park in Bethlehem. Learn more at www.therocks.org.

Candle Making Workshop at WREN

Join Helen and Sarah of Country Farm Candles for a fun and informative class that will take you all the way from wick to wax. Over the course of this two-hour workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience in melting wax, selecting fragrances and colors, pouring candles, and more. At the end, you’ll have two 4 oz. mason jar soy candles to take home, as well as a new appreciation for the art and science of candle making, courtesy of one truly dynamic mother/daughter duo.

$35 per person. All materials included. Space is limited to 10 participants.

To register for this workshop, please visit Country Farm Candles’ website at: https://www.countryfarmcandles.com/classes

Nansen Ski Club’s 2020 Annual Winter Carnival

An annual tradition, the Nansen Ski Club’s Winter Carnival is a family-friendly event with lots of activities for everyone!

6:30p – 8:30p @
 MILAN ICE RINK (across from the Milan Village School)
Enjoy the stars by a blazing bonfire.  Bring along some skates if you want to glide to the music just steps away from the blaze.

SATURDAY, Feb 22 – 12 Noon: Bump Jumping! We’re building small, safe ski jumps out of snow for kids of all ages to get some air! Bring your own skis, XC or downhill.

1p – 3p @ THE BIG NANSEN SKI JUMP  ARTSLED RALLY! Nansen’s 2nd Annual artsled event!  Watch wild sled creations attempt to survive their run down the lower portion of the Big Nansen landing hill.  Or make your own sled and register for your shot to win a prize.  A bonfire and hot cocoa will be on hand to ensure everyone is toasty warm.

After the Art Sled Rally, there will be more Bump Jumping!

Come on out and visit the Warming Hut at Milan Hill. Check out all of the cool outdoor recreation available to folks in the North Country! Kids can enjoy activities with folks from the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and we’ll have warm drinks and good food to share!

Wildlife Tracking Snowshoe with Susan Morse at The Rocks

Join renowned New England wildlife tracker and educator Susan Morse for a rare, guided snowshoe hike at The Rocks. Late February is peak breeding season for forest fur bearers: ermine, mink, fisher, fox, coyote, bobcat, and their rodent-prey species. Sue will share track identification skills and the habits and habitats of these winter-active wild mammals. Pre-registration required. Cost: $25. Limited to 20 people maximum.

To register, visit [email protected] or call Registrar Tina Ripley at the Forest Society 224-9945.

Sunrise Snow Coach Tours

Experience an unforgettable winter sunrise at treeline from the comfort of the Mt. Washington SnowCoach.

Our experienced SnowCoach drivers will take you to treeline (weather permitting) at 4,200 feet on the Mt. Washington Auto Road for a chance to watch the sun rise. We leave promptly at 5:45 am from the base lodge, and will not hold back the trip as we need to keep a tight schedule throughout the day for all our guests.

Even if we don’t actually get to the see the sun rise, you can be sure the early morning lighting at treeline will make for incredible and unforgettable scenes. Although you are riding in a heated van, you should dress warmly as you will have an opportunity to get out of the SnowCoach for pictures and to experience the weather on Mount Washington.

Reservations required. Book online here.