St. Kieran Arts Presents: Cabin Fever Follies — Following the Country Road

Take a walk down the Country Road of Music with a great collaboration of local musicians as they present a history of this popular music genre. Always a highlight of our performance series schedule, the lineup brings many of our musical friends back to the venue and presents many new participants as well.

Join us for an afternoon of great entertainment and support our local arts center; keeping the live arts alive in the North Country!

Tickets: $15 all seats

Backyard Maple Sugaring Meet & Greet at WREN

Come meet Dave Fuller of Fuller’s Sugarhouse for a maple-tastic pop-up event. During this two-hour meet and greet session, you will learn maple sugaring tips and tricks, sample some of the sweet stuff, and even have the chance to buy your very own backyard maple sugaring starter kit.

Free event.

Evening Snowshoe Tours at Great Glen Trails

Experience the wonder of a night time winter walk in the woods. Join a Naturalist from the Appalachian Mountain Club on a guided snowshoe tour. We will use our senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails while listening for owls calling and exploring our senses.

Reservations required and tours fill fast. For questions, please call (603) 466-3988.

Reserve online here.

Chamber Players ‘Winterlude’ Concerts Feature Romantic Classics & A Beethoven Celebration

The North Country Chamber Players will present their ever-popular “Winterlude” concerts on Saturday, February 15, at 4 p.m. at the Sugar Hill Meeting House, and on Sunday, February 16, at 3 p.m. at Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall in Haverhill. This year’s program will feature Romantic Era masterpieces by Gabriel Faure and Antonin Dvorak, and the brilliantly energetic and good-natured Piano Trio in Eb, Op. 1 No. 1 of Ludwig von Beethoven. This Trio was Beethoven’s first published piece and will kick off a year-long celebration of the 250th Anniversary of his birth.

The concerts will open with Dvorak’s charming, and surprisingly lush Terzetto for two violins and viola, and will conclude with Faure’s beloved Piano Quartet in C minor, a piece that is romantic to its core, filled with delicate sparkle, songful melodies and an impassioned climax.

Now in their 42nd Season, the North Country Chamber Players have been described by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts as “one of the outstanding cultural resources in the state of New Hampshire,” and a critic from the Boston Musical Intelligencer lauded them as “a sophisticated group of experienced, passionate, focused, and obviously talented musicians.” Violinist Curt Macomber, a long-time Chamber Player favorite, who has been praised by the New York Times for his “thrilling virtuosity” and by Strad Magazine for his “panache,” will join Chamber Players members Bernard Rose, piano, Ronnie Bauch, violin, Ah Ling Neu, viola, and Chris Finckel, ‘cello.

Tickets for these concerts cost $25 if purchased in advance, on-line or by calling (603) 444-0309, or may be purchased at the door for $30. Students, age 18 and under, are admitted free of charge. Visit for further informatioion.

Snowshoe with a Naturalist at Great Glen Trails

In conjunction with the Appalachian Mountain Club, Great Glen Trails offers you the chance to really get to know Pinkham Notch, with a FREE tour (trail pass is required). When you snowshoe with a naturalist, you will learn about the flora and fauna that make our corner of the world so special.

You’ll scout for tracks in the snow and learn about the different trees in the Glen. While listening for distinct bird calls, you’ll truly begin to understand how the ecosystem works in Pinkham Notch. Tours are FREE with a trail pass.

Evening Dog Sledding at Great Glen

In conjunction with Outlaw Ridge Sled Dogs, Great Glen Trails offers you the chance to experience the exhilaration of dogsledding on our trail system.

Participants get to meet and greet the dog team, then take an intimate 4 mile tour on our trails.

Times: 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 departures from “The Annex” on the edge of the Glen House Hotel parking lot.  Enter the Glen House and turn left to park near the Annex.

Pricing: $175 for two people for one hour tour.

More info here.

Lonesome Ace Stringband’s Old-Timey Music at Rialto Theatre

Modern old-time sounds for those who love bluegrass and folk, that’s how the Lonesome Ace Stringband describes their music. The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts is hosting the band at a concert on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Rialto Theatre, starting at 7 p.m.

The Lonesome Ace Stringband is an old-time band with Bluegrass chops that play some righteous folk and country music. There’s a depth of groove and sense of space not often heard in bluegrass today, a level of instrumental interplay and vocal blend uncommon in old-time, and an on-stage rapport that transcends all of this.

Three Canadians lost in the weird and wonderful traditional Country music of the American South, the band members Chris Coole (on banjo), John Showman (on fiddle) and Max Heineman (on bass) are each journeyman musicians and veterans of some of Canada’s top roots music acts (New Country Rehab, The David Francey Band, The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Fiver).

The band has toured internationally, been engaged at some of the largest festivals in North America and Europe (including Merlefest, Rockygrass, Wintergrass, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Gooikorts, John Hartford Memorial), and recorded four albums. On the first two albums, “Old Time” (2014), and “Gone For Evermore” (2016) the band leaned heavily on the traditional old-time cannon to express what it needed to say musically. In 2018, with the release of “When the Sun Comes Up,” the band showcased its songwriting and studio savvy, offering up a more progressive interpretation of old-time music, and taking its sound to new places. All three albums have been embraced by both fans and critics alike.

The fourth album, “Modern Old-Time Sounds for the Bluegrass and Folksong Jamboree,” showcases the band’s musical range, interpretive skills, and instrumental/vocal “chops blended with maturity.”

Tickets for the Lancaster show are $18 per person will be available at the Rialto Theatre, online at, or at Fiddleheads on Main St. in Colebrook. For more information on this and other GNWCA events, call 246-8998, visit or find the GNWCA on Facebook.

Valentine Card Making Workshop at WREN

Visit WREN in downtown Bethlehem and make some art for your sweetheart! With the help of instructor Jan Apple, you will have two hours of card making fun complete with rubber stamps, patterned paper, and plenty of panache.

Free event. All materials included. Participants are invited to bring along any odds and ends they’d like to incorporate into their Valentine’s card. 

Evening Snowshoe Tours at Bretton Woods

The Bretton Woods Nordic Center invites snowshoe enthusiasts to enjoy one of our special guided tours during the 2019-20 Season. On these tours, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Presidential Mountains and discover new corners of our winter wonderland.

Please contact the Nordic Center at 603.278.3322 to make your reservation or for more information. You can also visit us online at