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Winter 2014
Calendar of Events



FOR MORE INFORMATION:
MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD - 603-466-3988 * mtwashingtonautoroad.com
MT. WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY - 603-356-2137 * mountwashington.org
WILDCAT MOUNTAIN - 603-466-2363 * skiwildcat.com
SUNDAY RIVER SKI RESORT - 800-543-2754 sundayriver.com/Events
GREAT GLEN TRAILS - 603-466-2363 * greatglentrails.com
AMC PINKHAM NOTCH VISITOR CENTER - PLEASE CALL 603-466-2727 trips.outdoors.org
FRIENDS OF TUCKERMAN RAVINE - 603-367-4417 friendsoftuckerman.org
NH SNOWMOBILE ASSN. - 603-273-0220 nhsa.com
ST. KIERAN'S COMMUNITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS - 603-752-1028 * stkieranarts.org
MUSIC IN THE GREAT NORTH WOODS - 603-466-2865 * musicgnw.org

January 2014

January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 - 2 for 1 Fridays at Great Glen Trails
8:30AM - 4PM All season long buy one and get the second free with our coupon: Trail passes, tours to treeline in the SnowCoach, snow tubing, snowshoe and ski rentals…even the Trails Total Ticket! Blackout dates Dec 27 & Feb 21

January 5 - Ski with an AMC Naturalist at Great Glen Trails
10:30AM - 12PM - In conjunction with the Appalachian Mountain Club, learn about the flora and fauna that make our corner of the world so special. You’ll scout for tracks in the snow, learn about the different trees in the Glen, listen for distinct bird calls. You’ll truly begin understand how the ecosystem works in Pinkham Notch. Free with a trail pass. There will be no tour on Jan 12th

January 5, 19 - Wildcat Mountain Blues & Brunch Series: Erik Ray and Live Broadcast with WMWV
9:30AM - 2PM - Feel the rhythm in the pub, find the rhythm on the slopes...Grab first chair and break for brunch or come in early for brunch in the Wildcat Pub then hit the slopes on our $30 Sunday Afternoon Cruise half day lift ticket. The brunch buffet will be available in the Wildcat Pub from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with Mo Blues Band live blues music from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks on Jan. 19th with live broadcast from WMWV.

January 6, 13 & 27 - 2 for 1 Mondays at Great Glen Trails
8:30AM - 4PM - All season long buy one and get the second free with our coupon: Trail passes, tours to treeline in the SnowCoach, snow tubing, snowshoe and ski rentals…even the Trails Total Ticket! Blackout dates Dec 30, Jan 20 and Feb 17.

January 7, 14, 21 & 28 - Nordic Meisters Race Series at Great Glen Trails
9AM - 3:45PM - For eight weeks, skiers of all abilities challenge themselves on the race courses with prizes awarded in age categories and through a raffle. We also offer a non-timed category for those looking for all the fun without the the racing! Plus, all Nordic Meisters who register for the series can ski FREE every Tuesday throughout the winter season—even on non-race days! An awards party and potluck dinner will be held on Friday, March 14. No Meisters on Feb 17-vacation week.

January 8, 15, 22, 29 - Bud Light Locals Challenge at Sunday River
Locals and wanna-be locals alike can form a team or join an existing team for an exciting and thrilling time on select Wednesdays throughout the season. After your hard day of racing join us for the Apres Ski Parties held following every race at local pubs and restaurants. Free food and discounts on Bud Light as well as weekly drawings for locally donated prizes and gift certificates.

January 11 - Winter Trails Day at Great Glen
12:30PM- 4PM - As part of the nationwide awareness campaign, Winter Feels Good, which promotes the health, fitness and social benefits of snow sports participation, Great Glen Trails will offer free cross country skiing and snowshoeing to first timers only. Please call ahead to reserve your 45 minute lesson time.

January 12 - Kid's Ski Fest at Great Glen
9AM- 4PM - An EXTRA FUN day for kids - Come join us in the morning, afternoon or all day for winter fun on skis! Steve’s Awesome Obstacle Course, Team Sprint Relays, group games, treats to eat at the Cabin, a lollipop race and more. Mini-lessons will be offered in both morning and afternoon for first-time cross country youth skiers. Special trail pass rate for participants; free rentals for kids.

January 11 - 17 - Wildcat Mountain FREE Learn2 Program (13+)
Wildcat Mountain & Attitash Mountain Resort support the snow sport industries January Learn a Snow Sports Month promotion and will offer their Learn2 first day three hour clinic, rental equipment and novice lift ticket package FREE at both mountains during the week of January 11 – 17, 2014.

January 13-17 - Learn to Ski Free Week at Great Glen Trails
10AM - 2:15PM - Learn to ski for FREE!! During the week of January 13-17 first time skiers ages 6 and up, can receive a free lesson, rentals and trail pass. To get your free lesson register at SkiNH.com & download a coupon. Call us to make a reservation for your lesson, and present your coupon when you arrive. Our lesson times are 10:00am, 11:30am and 1:00pm and are 1 1/4 hours in length. Offer is only available to first time skiers.

January 18 - Nordic Demo Day at Great Glen Trails
9AM - 3PM Today is the day to try that new equipment you have been eyeing. We will have the latest demo gear from Atomic, Rossignol, Salomon, Fischer, Tubbs and more! Company representatives will be here to answer your questions. Demo use is free with a trail pass.

January 18 - Moonlit Snowshoe Tour at Great Glen Trails
7PM - 8:30PM Experience the wonder of a winter walk on the moonlit snow. Join an AMC Naturalist Guide on a guided full moon snowshoe walk. We will use our senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails. We will listen for owls calling and explore the winter landscape by light of the full moon. Reservations Required. Call 603-466-2333.

January 25 - 27 - USASA Slopeside Competition at Sunday River, ME
The USASA is back with a big weekend planned. Snowboarders will be competing in a slopestyle event on both Saturday and Sunday that is open to those with USASA membership. Athletes will have the opportunity to purchase membership during registration. The event is open to ages 7-50+ with USASA memberships.

January 25 & 26 - Wildcat Mountain - Military Salute Weekend
We will honor our nation’s defenders and their families with FREE lift tickets for active, veteran and retired service men and women!

January 26 - Ski with an AMC Naturalist at Great Glen Trails
10:30AM - 12PM - In conjunction with the Appalachian Mountain Club, learn about the flora and fauna that make our corner of the world so special. You’ll scout for tracks in the snow, learn about the different trees in the Glen, listen for distinct bird calls. You’ll truly begin understand how the ecosystem works in Pinkham Notch. Free with a trail pass.

January 27 - SKIFABS at Great Glen Trails
9:30AM - 12PM - Skiing for fabulous women! A weekly ski class for women emphasizing instruction and fun. Performance Group and Recreation Group. Both classes are led by Great Glen’s Ski School Director and Olympian, Sue Wemyss. Participants should have some prior cross country skiing experience, have an interest in learning and improving, and have the desire to be part of a fun and supportive group. More info

January 27 - 31 - GO 50 Week at Sunday River
Buy your lift tickets online and save up to 30%! Single- and multi-day lift tickets for all ages can be purchased online at significant savings right now for any date this winter. There are a limited number of tickets available at each price level for each day, so the earlier you buy your tickets the more you'll save.

February 2014

February 1 - 3rd Attitash and Wildcat Mountain Season Passholder Party
A night to socialize and mingle amongst Attitash and Wildcat Mountain Season Passholders at this annual appreciation party beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel.

February 1 & 2 - Overnight Summit Adventure & Weather Basics with Mount Washington Observatory
The ultimate Mount Washington experience: Ride our snowcat to the summit, explore the alpine zone, learn the basics of weather formation and observation, experience Mount Washington's legendary winter extremes and spend a night in our famous weather station at 6,288' Registration required

February 2 - Tim Sample at St. Kieran Center for the Arts
2PM - Series Opening Show! A New England humorist, storyteller & all around funny guy! 155 Emery St., Berlin, NH. For tickets call 603-752-1028 or e-mail them

February 2 - Wildcat Mountain Blues & Brunch Series
9:30AM - 2PM - Feel the rhythm in the pub, find the rhythm on the slopes...Grab first chair and break for brunch or come in early for brunch in the Wildcat Pub then hit the slopes on our $30 Sunday Afternoon Cruise half day lift ticket. The brunch buffet will be available in the Wildcat Pub from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with local favorites The Altitude Blues Band. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

February 2, 9, 16 & 23 - Ski with an AMC Naturalist at Great Glen Trails
10:30AM - 12PM - In conjunction with the Appalachian Mountain Club, learn about the flora and fauna that make our corner of the world so special. You’ll scout for tracks in the snow, learn about the different trees in the Glen, listen for distinct bird calls. You’ll truly begin understand how the ecosystem works in Pinkham Notch. Free with a trail pass.

February 3 - 6 - FIS Nor Ams at Sunday River
This four-day ladies FIS Nor Am Giant Slalom and Slalom races will be fun to watch! The ladies will battle it out on the slopes of T2 and Monday Mourning during this mid-season event.

February 3, 17 & 24 - Summit Day Trip with the Mt. Washington Observatory
An incredible alpine adventure: Ride our snowcat to the summit, explore the alpine zone and experience Mount Washington and legendary winter extremes. Registration required

February 3, 10 & 24 - SKIFABS at Great Glen Trails
9:30AM - 12PM - Skiing for fabulous women! A weekly ski class for women emphasizing instruction and fun. Performance Group and Recreation Group. Both classes are led by Great Glen’s Ski School Director and Olympian, Sue Wemyss. Participants should have some prior cross country skiing experience, have an interest in learning and improving, and have the desire to be part of a fun and supportive group. More info

February 3 & 10 - 2 for 1 Mondays at Great Glen Trails
8:30AM - 4PM - All season long buy one and get the second free with our coupon: Trail passes, tours to treeline in the SnowCoach, snow tubing, snowshoe and ski rentals…even the Trails Total Ticket! Blackout dates Dec 30, Jan 20 and Feb 17.

February 7, 14 & 28- 2 for 1 Fridays at Great Glen Trails
8:30AM - 4PM All season long buy one and get the second free with our coupon: Trail passes, tours to treeline in the SnowCoach, snow tubing, snowshoe and ski rentals…even the Trails Total Ticket! Blackout dates Dec 27 & Feb 21

February 9 - Beppe Gambetta Trio at the Medallion Opera House
3PM - Concert at the Gorham Town Hall presented by the Gorham Police Assn. and White Mountain Bookstore to benefit the Tyler Blain House Homeless Shelter. Tickets $12

February 9 & 10 - ESC Freestyle A Meet ~ Halfpipe & Slopestyle at Sunday River
Eastern Free Tour - Maine Open. More info here

February 12 & 26 - Bud Light Locals Challenge at Sunday River
Locals and wanna-be locals alike can form a team or join an existing team for an exciting and thrilling time on select Wednesdays throughout the season. After your hard day of racing join us for the Apres Ski Parties held following every race at local pubs and restaurants. Free food and discounts on Bud Light as well as weekly drawings for locally donated prizes and gift certificates.

February 15 - Moonlit Snowshoe Tour at Great Glen Trails
7PM - 8:30PM Experience the wonder of a winter walk on the moonlit snow. Join an AMC Naturalist Guide on a guided full moon snowshoe walk. We will use our senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails. We will listen for owls calling and explore the winter landscape by light of the full moon. Reservations Required. Call 603-466-2333.

February 16 - Cabin Fever Follies at St. Kieran Center for the Arts
2PM - A Fun-filled Variety Show! Singing, dancing, Hee-Haw style skits, music & more! 155 Emery St., Berlin, NH. For tickets call 603-752-1028 or e-mail them

February 16 - Wildcat Mountain Blues & Brunch Series
9:30AM - 2PM - Feel the rhythm in the pub, find the rhythm on the slopes...Grab first chair and break for brunch or come in early for brunch in the Wildcat Pub then hit the slopes on our $30 Sunday Afternoon Cruise half day lift ticket. The brunch buffet will be available in the Wildcat Pub from 9:30-11:30 a.m. This Blues and Brunch Series date features the Mo Blues Band. We will also be hosting an on-sight live-remote WMWV radio broadcast during the event with Blues Summit host and "The Skiing DJ" Roy Prescott.

February 17, 18 & 19 - Penguins & Polar Bears at Great Glen Trails
9:30AM - 11:30AM Ski Camps for Kids! Join Polly the Penguin and Percy the Polar Bear for fun on snow! Penguins and Polar Bears are pure fun on snow. Games, challenges and exploration are what these special camps are all about. Both Penguins and Polar Bears are led by the Great Glen Trails Ski School staff and the camp director is Olympian Sue Wemyss.

February 18 - Kitty Litter Cardboard Box Race at Wildcat Mountain
A fun, free, February Vacation tradition for kids. Build your own “vessel” out of cardboard boxes and go head-to-head in a series of heats held at the base of Wildcat.

February 19 - Nine Lives Lunch Tray Luge at Wildcat Mountain
The one day a season we permit lunch tray luge at the mountain and another February Vacation tradition, test your speed on the “track” at the base of Wildcat in a series of head-to-head heats.

February 22 - Moonlit Snowshoe Tour w/Tin Mountain at Great Glen Trails
7PM - 8:30PM - Experience the wonder of a winter walk on the moonlit snow. Join a Naturalist from Tin Mountain Conservation Center on a guided full moon snowshoe walk. We will use our senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails. We will listen for owls calling and explore the winter landscape by light of the full moon. Reservations Required. Call 603-466-2333.

March

March 2 - Dominique Dodge & Robert Ryan at St. Kieran Center for the Arts
2PM - Irish and Scottish Heritage with Songs, Celtic Harp & Traditional Fiddle. For tickets call 603-752-1028 or e-mail them

March 2 - Wildcat Mountain Blues & Brunch Series
9:30AM - 2PM - Feel the rhythm in the pub, find the rhythm on the slopes...Grab first chair and break for brunch or come in early for brunch in the Wildcat Pub then hit the slopes on our $30 Sunday Afternoon Cruise half day lift ticket. The brunch buffet will be available in the Wildcat Pub from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with local favorites The Altitude Blues Band from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and live broadcast from WMWV.

March 3, 10 & 24 - Summit Day Trip with the Mt. Washington Observatory
An incredible alpine adventure: Ride our snowcat to the summit, explore the alpine zone and experience Mount Washington and legendary winter extremes. Registration required

March 5, 12,19, 26 - Bud Light Locals Challenge at Sunday River
Locals and wanna-be locals alike can form a team or join an existing team for an exciting and thrilling time on select Wednesdays throughout the season. After your hard day of racing join us for the Apres Ski Parties held following every race at local pubs and restaurants. Free food and discounts on Bud Light as well as weekly drawings for locally donated prizes and gift certificates.

March 7, 14 & 21 - 2 for 1 Fridays at Great Glen Trails
8:30AM - 4PM All season long buy one and get the second free with our coupon: Trail passes, tours to treeline in the SnowCoach, snow tubing, snowshoe and ski rentals…even the Trails Total Ticket! Blackout dates Dec 27 & Feb 21

March 8 - Moonlit Snowshoe Tour at Great Glen Trails
7OM - 8:30PM - Experience the wonder of a winter walk on the moonlit snow. Join an AMC Naturalist Guide on a guided full moon snowshoe walk. We will use our senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails. We will listen for owls calling and explore the winter landscape by light of the full moon. Reservations Required. Call 603-466-2333.

March 8 - Wildcat Mountain - AbilityPLUS Ski-AThon
Join AbilityPLUS Mount Washington Valley Adaptive Sports for a day of family fun and support a good cause. More info here

March 9 - Ski & Shoe to the Clouds!
10AM - 1PM - North America’s Toughest 10K! Open to snowshoers! Race begins on the trails at Great Glen Trails and then up to the finish at treeline on the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Ski & Shoe to the Clouds includes a climb of more than 2,200 vertical feet over the final 6 kilometers. The race is a true freestyle event: skiers can use either skating or classic technique and snowshoers will be in their own category. Limited to 150 competitors.

March 9, 16 & 23 - Ski with an AMC Naturalist at Great Glen Trails
10:30AM - 12PM - In conjunction with the Appalachian Mountain Club, learn about the flora and fauna that make our corner of the world so special. You’ll scout for tracks in the snow, learn about the different trees in the Glen, listen for distinct bird calls. You’ll truly begin understand how the ecosystem works in Pinkham Notch. Free with a trail pass.

March 10 - 11th Annual 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge at Wildcat Mountain
A charity event that supports Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire, challenges skiers/riders to log a total of 48 runs on the Lynx Trail to achieve 100,000 vertical feet over the course of the day, non-stop. Pre-registration required. More info here

March 15 - Carl Johnson Memorial Ski-A-Thon at Great Glen Trails
2PM - 3PM - Remember Carl Johnson and support ALS research while skiing as many laps on the 5km course as you can in his honor. Prize for wackiest tights/loudest outfit!

March 20 - Clarinet Quartet for Conservation by Music in the Great North Woods
7:30 PM - Gorham Congregationsl Church, Main St. at the common, For more information

March 30 - Mango Grove Steel Drum Band at St. Kieran's Center for the Arts
2PM - Playing a lively tropical blend of Calypso, Reggae, Motown & more. For tickets call 603-752-1028 or e-mail them

April

April 5 - Wildcat Trail 80th Anniversary Spring Celebration
Join us this spring to commemorate the Wildcat Trail and it being the catalyst for the eventual development of Wildcat Mountain ski area.

April 12 - Wildcat Wildfire Pentathlon
A Friends of Tuckerman event, this recreational pentathlon follows the same format as the Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon, but finishes at Wildcat Mountain with stunning views of Tuckerman Ravine. Race legs include a 6-mile run, 6-mile kayak, 16-mile bike, 2-mile hike/snowshoe up the Polecat Trail at Wildcat and a 1.5-mile downhill ski.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Berlin & Coos County Historical Society Museum
Tuesday-Saturday, 12noon-4pm (or by appointment)
The Moffett House Museum serves as a nostalgic setting for exhibits on Berlin's rich history, encompassing its cultural, ethnic and industrial legacies. Reading Room is available for perusing high-school yearbooks or doing research in the many "Brown Bulletins," city reports, antique ledgers and various historical documents. Genealogy research available.
Available for sale: "A Postcard History of Berlin"
(603) 752-4590 or (603) 752-7337 119 High Street, Berlin
Website: www.aannh.org/heritage/coos/moffett

Berlin Public Library Programs & Events
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10am-6pm; Wednesdays, 12noon-7pm
Thursdays, 10-11am - Preschool Story Hour ~ Join Kathy Godin in the Children's Department for stories, snacks, crafts and fun.
(603)-752-5210 270 main street, Berlin
Website: www.berlinpubliclibrary.blogspot.com

Gorham Historical Society and RR Museum
Explore the rich history of the town and area railroads through artifacts, photographs, and more. Museum located within a 1907 Grand Trunk Railway station, with a model railroad and steam era Railroadiana exhibit in boxcars. Hours typically are: 10 AM-3 PM, Tues.-Sat. Arranged visits are possible.
(603) 466-5338 25 Railroad Street (behind Town Common), Gorham
Website: www.gorhamnewhampshire.com/railroadmuseum.html E-mail: gorhamhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Randolph Public Library Programs & Randolph Colloquy Events
Library open Saturdays & Mondays, 10-12noon; Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3-8pm Tuesdays, 5pm - Yoga Classes (call Michelle Cormier at (603) 466-5841)
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - Bridge (call Jean Mallick at (603) 466-2547)
(603) 466-5408 Town Hall building Durand Road, Randolph
Website: www.randolph.nh.gov

Salvation Army Arts Programs New Hampshire Corps Community Center 15 Cole Street, Berlin (603) 752-1644 Call or email Debora.Coolidge@use.salvationarmy.org for schedule & details. Musical arts, including drama, singing company, sacred dance and timbrels for all ages.


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