Arts & Entertainment

Barn Sale June 21

The Berlin and Coos County Historical Society will hold its next barn sale in Saturday, June 21. This huge sale will take place rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the larger Brown Company barn in the East Milan Road in Berlin, across from the state prison entrance, as restoration work is being done on the smaller barn.
Proceeds from these barn sales go towards expenses to keep open the Moffett House Museum and Genealogy Center and to help preserve the barns. Donations are always welcome. The museum, located at 119 High Street in Berlin, is open year round, Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Call 752-4590 for an appointment or to arrange for groups to tour the museum.

Summer Music Series Showcases Festivals, Film and Theater

Known for its creative programming and free concerts, Music in the Great North Woods is launching a sixth summer series of great variety, beginning with the showing of the 1928 silent film, "The Passion of Joan of Arc" on July 13. It will be accompanied by the airing of Richard Einhorn's "Voices of Light," a musical score composed for the film, performed by the extraordinary group, Anonymous 4. The showing which takes place at Randolph Town Hall, 130 Durand Road, is open to all.

Following the multi-media event, two music festivals, a silent film and two theatrical events will be showcased in this summer's activities, again, all open to the public free of charge. Individual donations together with donations from area businesses completely fund this series. This unique opportunity for the North Country residents to experience state-of-the-art events is accomplished with the collaboration of St. Kieran Cultural Arts, the Medallion Opera House at Gorham Town Hall, the Randolph Church on Route 2, and the Gorham Congregational Church on Main Street in Gorham.

The series will bring piano virtuosi Andrew Willis and David Kim, who performed with Andrea LeBlanc, flutist, in a smashing performance last year, on July 21 and 22, 2014. Returning also will be Peter Krasinski, world renowned for his improvisations, creative interpretations, and accompanying of silent film on Aug. 2-4.

The Big Moose Bach Fest has been expanded to two weekends, beginning with a theatrical performance entitled, "Mon Cousin," written by and starring the genius of the Rev. Dr. Charles S. Brown. The Mini-Moose weekend of events will also include a return of the dazzling Christopher Anderson with a lecture-recital on "Bach as Lutheran."

The Big Moose Bach Fest will once again present unknown masterpieces by JS Bach rarely heard, using original instruments and a chorus specializing in early singing styles. The Festival highlights soloists from around the country, such as baritone David Grogan, tenor Nicolas Garza and soprano Lucy Tamez Creech who will star in a production of Bach's comic operatta, known as "Coffee," followed by "The Wedding." The festival is planed for Aug. 29 - 31. 

More information can be found at or on Facebook.

 LeBlanc-and-Kim Andrea LeBlanc, flutist, with David Kim, pianist, performing on Regier piano. (ANGELA BROWN PHOTO)

Registration open for N.H. "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" Fall Workshop

Women interested in learning outdoor skills in a beautiful setting can now sign up for New Hampshire's fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend workshop, which will take place Sept. 5-7, at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness. The workshop fee of $335 includes lodging for the weekend, plus all meals, instruction and equipment use. Participants must be age 18 or older.

Participants select sessions from more than 30 different outdoor skills workshops, ranging from archery, fishing and fly-fishing to camping, field dressing game, hiking, kayaking, rifle, shotgun, nature photography, outdoor survival, campfire cooking, mountain biking, map and compass, and much more.

To register, visit and download the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman fall workshop print-and-mail registration form. This popular weekend fills up fast, so sign up as soon as you can if you are interested.

Participants can also request a registration form at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 271-3212.

Registration forms will be accepted by regular mail only. No walk-ins or faxes.

"Our participants have a lot of fun learning in the company of other women," said B.O.W. Program Coordinator Tina Davenport of the N.H. Fish and Game Department. "They are truly motivated when they see that outdoor recreation can add such an exciting new dimension to their lives."

New Hampshire's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is co-sponsored by the N.H. Fish and Game Department ( and the N.H. Wildlife Federation (


White Mountains Attractions roll out the Red Carpet for Dads

Want to treat dad to something different this Father's Day? The White Mountains provides an abundance of opportunities for getting outdoors and enjoying the natural beauty the area has to offer. How about a train ride, zipline, mountain coaster or spelunking?

On Father's Day, Sunday June 15, many of the family-friendly attractions in the White Mountains will offer free admission to Dads on their big day.

All the ways to fly and ride

Soar high above forest trails or down the mountainside at Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain, located in Bartlett and Pinkham Notch. On Father's Day, Dad can enjoy a free general admission when one or more family members purchases a general admission.

At Alpine Adventures, located in Lincoln, Dad will holler in excitement as he soars 200' above the forest floor at speeds up to 60 mph. Dad's zip for free with accompanying full-price Zipline Tour on Father's Day.

At the Conway Scenic Railroad located in charming North Conway Village, Dad can ride the rails in style this Father's Day with free admission in Coach when accompanied by one or more of his kids. First Class is free of charge for Dad when accompanied by another paying adult and complimentary appetizers will be served on board the elegant Parlor Car, the Gertrude Emma.

At Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, not only can Dad zoom, zip or fly down thousands of feet of twisting, turning fun but locals of all ages from Carroll, Coos and Oxford counties will be able to take advantage of $9 Mountain Adventure Park tickets, $9 Aerial Adventure Park tickets or $18 All Park passes this Father's Day, Sunday, June 15 (proof of residency required).

All the ways to be a kid and play

At Clark's Trading Post, located in Lincoln, with their Famous 30-minute bear show starring trained North American Black Bears and the White Mountain Central Railroad train ride across an authentic covered bridge into Wolfman's Territory, Dad's receive free admission with a paying child on Father's Day.

Head to the Fort—The Fort Jefferson Fun Park in Jefferson where Dad will receive an all-day ride pass free with any other paid admission for unlimited rides, water slides and laser tag on Father's Day.

Story Land, where fairy tales come to life, located in Glen, celebrates not only Dads but families of all ages with Value Days beginning June 15 through June 19. "Kids" of all ages will receive $4.00 off the regular admission rate and enjoy their new dinosaur-themed area, featuring one of Northern New England's wooden roller coaster – aptly named the "Roar-O-Saurus."

Dad's can slide, ride, swim and splash at Whale's Tale Water Park in Lincoln on Father's day for FREE with an accompanying full-price ticket purchase.

All the ways to explore and discover

At Lost River Gorge, located in North Woodstock and Polar Caves Park in Rumney, journey and explore jagged rock walls, gigantic boulders, rock-strewn glacial caves, and cascading waterfalls. Fathers are favored at Lost River Gorge on Father's Day with free admission with the purchase of at least one additional ticket and Polar Caves Park extends a similar invitation for Dads, free with any other paid admission, on Saturday and Sunday that weekend.

For a Father's Day gift that keeps on giving the whole summer, a White Mountains Attractions Value Pass is just the thing. For $329, the pass entitles Dad to two admissions to each of the 18 attractions (total admission value of the pass is over $1025).

Father's Day weekend brings with it the full summer schedule for these White Mountains Attractions and Cannon Mountain, Flume Gorge, Hobo Railroad, Loon Mountain, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway and Santa's Village. For operation times, more details on each attraction or to purchase a Value Pass, visit the WMAA website at

The White Mountains Attractions Association was founded in 1958 as a co-operative marketing association for the region. In 1983, it was also designated the State's official Regional Association for the White Mountains of New Hampshire, able to assist the press and visitors with information about the region.


Children's Summer Theater returns to Theater in the Wood

INTERVALE--The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will begin its fifth season of the Children's Summer Theater Series presented by the Papermill Theater Company with "Little Red Riding Hood" on Friday, June 27 at 10 a.m. The weekly series continues each Friday at 10 a.m. through August 15 (no performance on July 4). Tickets are $7.50, children three and under are free and a season pass is $40. Tickets can be purchased by calling 356-9980 or visiting Tickets are also available at the door. Performances are held at the Theater in the Wood in Intervale.

Each performance is approximately 30 minutes long and features five professional adult actors from the North Country Center for the Arts (NCCA) Children's Theatre Company in original musical adaptations of popular fairy and folk tales. The shows appeal to adults and children ages three and up. After each show, the actors (in costume) meet and greet audience members.

2014 Children's Summer Theater Schedule
June 27 - Little Red Riding Hood

July 11 - The Princess and the Pea
July 18 - Beauty and the Beast

July 25 - Excalibur!

August 1 - Rikki Tikki Tavi

August 8 - George and the Dragon

August 15 - Cinderella
The mission of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is to enhance the quality of life through exposure, education, and the engagement of reading by bringing stories to life. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

The Foundation office, the Theater in the Wood and its 100 Acre Wood property are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road on the west side of Route 16.

For more information on the Literacy Foundation please call 356-9980 or visit

SnowWhite ChildrensTheater2012-2The Papermill Theater performing at the Theater in the Wood.