This time of year can be hard for a lot of people. The hustle of the holiday season is over, and life has a pretty much quieted down. This is when it starts to hit people that we still have quite a way to go before we see sunshine and wildflowers.
As I get older time seems to pass more quickly, but if you find that winter is dragging, you’re in luck. Just like last weekend, there are a plethora of activities planned for this weekend to take your mind off the monotonous cycle of snowing, shoveling and sanding.
But first off, I think it’s important to note that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you haven’t already, head downtown to get your special someone a little gift, because who doesn’t love a nice surprise?
Now on to the fun!
Tonight there are two great activities happening, and if you time it right, you could even go to both of them.
There will be a free community dinner at the St. Barnabas Church in Berlin from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with dinner being served until 6:30 p.m. No tickets are needed, so bring as many people as you’d like.
Then later that evening, the Nansen Ski Club will be hosting its seventh annual dinner/dance benefit at the White Mountain Chalet. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres around the fireplace until 7 p.m. A meal will be served between 7 and 8 p.m., followed by live entertainment and dancing to the band Straightaway. Tickets are $10 per person!
On Sunday, there are two great shows and, just like today’s fun, you can enjoy both.
Cabin Fever Follies a favorite seasonal show will begin at 2 p.m., at the St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts in Berlin. Tickets for the performance are available online at www.stkieranarts.org, at the art center office and/or at the door on the evening of the show: Tickets are $12 (adults) and $8 (under 18).
And with just enough time to take a Sunday afternoon nap, the next show, featuring the very popular New Hampshire native Alex Preston, will be live and in concert at 6 p.m. at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham. Tickets are $12 each and are available at the Gorham Town Hall, Maureen’s Boutique, Main Street in Berlin and online at www.medallionoperahouse.org. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the seating is general admission.
Temperatures this weekend will warm up slightly, and we are expected to get more snow.
I know that my snow loving friends will be quite happy, and if anyone is feeling generous you are welcome to come shovel my driveway.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a Happy Valentine’s Day on Tuesday. Don’t forget to check out Tuesday’s paper for a little “Love in the Sun.”