Saturday, March 2: Backpacking Light Learn how to lessen your pack weight and increase your enjoyment of the outdoors. Join David Finch, local hiker and AMC Trail volunteer, as he shares his tips and tricks that any hiker can use.
Wednesday, March 6: Walking the Camino de Santiago - 200 Miles of Moving Meditation Meg Holmes, Tai Chi instructor, retired school librarian, and world traveler will share with us her hike on the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain - the history of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage; her training and preparation; and the journey itself. Enjoy her beautiful photographs of the Camino and the haiku poetry that she composed on her trip. If you enjoyed the movie The Way, starring Martin Sheen, you will want to come share the experiences of someone who did walk "The Way." This program follows the 6 p.m. International Dinner featuring cuisine of Spain.
Saturday, March 9: To Be Announced
Wednesday, March 13: Trekking in the Dolomites - Join AMC Cartographer Larry Garland for a presentation on his exploration of the Dolomites in northeastern Italy. This program follows the 6 p..m International Dinner featuring cuisine of Italy.
Saturday, March 16: Stories Behind the Stars - Join local naturalist Matt Krug for a discussion on the night sky followed by a trip outdoors to view the stars. Matt will show some of the major winter constellations, how to locate them, and some of the mythology connected to them. The program is for both beginners and those who are familiar with the night sky. We will focus mostly on what can be seen with the naked eye.
Wednesday, March 20: United Arab Emirates a Garden Spot in the Middle East - UAE is a small country bordering Saudi Arabia and Oman on the Arabian Peninsula. It's made up of 7 Emirates with Abu Dhabi being the capital. As recently as 50 years ago it went from being a country of fishing villages and pearl divers to being an oil rich country and a vacation mecca. Join presenters Joe and Terri Bukartek. They recently returned to the States after living 4 years in Abu Dhabi, UAE. They would like to share some of their interesting experiences from living there. This program follows the 6 p.m. International Dinner featuring cuisine of Abu Dhabi.
Saturday, March 23: Planning your hike with the White Mountain Guide Online - Join AMC Volunteer Rich Newman for an interactive program featuring AMC's White Mountain Guide online.
Wednesday, March 27: Mozart and Mountains - An Evening in Austria - Austria is a country that combines both the best of skiing and culture in Europe. Join Vinnie Spiotti, AMC Director of Lodging, and experience an evening skiing the glaciers of Austria along with spending time visiting Innsbruck and Salzburg, two of the oldest and most culturally famous cities in Europe. This program follows the 6 p.m. International Dinner featuring cuisine of Austria.
Saturday, March 30: Intrepid Descent- This documentary captures the classic backcountry skiing experience of Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington and explores the rich history of the ravine, which has been home to triumph and tragedy since the early 1920's. A present day narrative takes viewers from the daunting hike and climb up the Ravine to the exhilarating descent over the lip, while interviews with experts, meteorologists, and rare historical footage provide a broad and dynamic view of Tuckerman's. A classic man-versus-nature story, Intrepid Descent pays homage both to the mountain and to the individuals who dare to pursue their passion.
Programs are free and open to the public. AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Route 16, Pinkham Notch, NH. For more information contact the AMC at (603) 466-2727. This schedule is subject to change. AMC Outdoor Explorations are sponsored in part by L.L. Bean & the William T. Morris Foundation. The AMC is an equal opportunity service provider. The AMC operates Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and its system of backcountry huts in the White Mountain National Forest under a special-use permit from the US Forest Service.
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Graduates of the Berlin WorkReadyNH class include William Andreas, Shirley Harriman, Julie Judson, Tammy Judson, Richard Mackin, Paul Morris, Brad Paradis, Peggy Rich, Kevin Snow, Rebecca Sugarman and Pamela Villeneuve. Colebrook graduates include Serge Dionne, Kelsea Eastman, Joshua Gilbert, Samantha Holden, Brittany Labonville, Jason Laughton, Caleb Mardin, France Parker, Krista Rainville and Adrienne Worthington.
Graduates of WorkReadyNH earn the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and the White Mountains Community College workplace Soft Skills certificate. Academic areas of training and testing focus on critical thinking and problem solving skills including Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. The 60 hour Soft Skills class includes important workplace topics such as the Interview Process, Workplace Communication, Conflict Resolution, Critical Thinking, Teambuilding, Problem Solving, Diversity, Employer Expectations, Customer Service and Meeting Etiquette. Participants put these skills into practice through the operation of a simulated business throughout the 60 hour class.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 16:17
BERLIN - After one visit to Caron Building Center, you just might end up looking for ways to add to your home improvement to-do list.
On Feb. 25, Caron Building Center will begin accepting entries for a $,1000 Shopping Giveaway. One winner, selected at random, will receive $1,000 in merchandise from Caron’s. The contest ends May 31.
Lucy Letarte, Advertising Manager says that the giveaway should create plenty of excitement among Caron’s customers. “One of the best things about the drawing is that our customers have an opportunity to dream a little bit, to think about what items they’d use in their home improvement or garden project. And for one of our customers, this dream will become a reality. We’re looking forward to helping make that happen.”
Full details about the $1,000 giveway are available at Caron Building Center. The giveaway will be promoted through the store’s advertising materials, and entries will be accepted exclusively at Caron’s, located at 39 Union St. in Berlin NH. There is a limit of one entry per household. One winner will be chosen from each participating store.
Caron Building Center is located at 39 Union St and has been serving customers in Berlin area for over 36 years. Caron’s offers a complete line of Lumber, Hardware, Kitchen and Bath, Electrical, Plumbing and more.
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Ventriloquism never stops amazing children or adults. Donna Marie and Her Friends provide that amazement and a whole lot more. With a fast-paced repertoire of singing, dancing, yodeling and a flair for comedy, her performances capture the imagination of audiences of all ages.
Donna Marie has a unique rapport with children, drawing them effortlessly into her magical world where all sort of wonderful creatures reside and where outrageously funny things happen.
Donna Marie has appeared on many stages and television programs throughout New England and Canada. She has performed for the Disney Channel and has become a favorite at schools, conventions, State Fairs and at other community and family events.
Copies of her most recent book, “Ventriloquism: How do you do that?” will be available for purchase following the performance.
“We are looking forward to gathering both children and adults together for fun Saturday afternoon at the Arts Center. Come find out how Ventriloquists “do what they do” and watch the puppets tell their own fabulous stories in this highly interactive family show!” states Arts Center Director, Joan Chamberlain.
This program is made possible through the sponsorship of Jim & Rita O’Donnell and with support of the NH State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Doris L. Benz Trust and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation/North Country.
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