CALENDAR OF EVENTS: The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.
TIME FOR SOME SPRING CLEANING, FRANCONIA
April is the month for picking up trash on our roads and trails. Blue bags are available at the Franconia Transfer Station, Franconia Hardware, and Franconia Village Store. Bring a blue bag of roadside trash to the Transfer Station and receive a coupon for an ice cream cone or cup of coffee at Mojo’s.
FIRST FRIDAY IN BETHLEHEM
Friday April 3 5:00-9:00 PM Celebrate art and community. 5:00-7:00 PM Annual WREN Member Exhibit: Collaborations. The Gallery at WREN. 2013 Main Street. 6:00-9:00 PM New Works by Jennifer Liang at The Maia Papaya, 2161 Main Street. 7:00-9:00 PM Real Swell Stories Neo Surreal Art by Lynn Graznak and student artist Makylie Calaio at Lost Dog Salon, both at 42 Maple. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/955716101108190/.
ARTIST RECEPTION: LYNN GRAZNAK AND MAKYLIE CALAIO, BETHLEHEM
Friday April 3 7:00-9:00 PM 42 Maple Street. After spending more than 30 years as a mother and homemaker, Lynn Graznak, a primarily self taught artist began experimenting with her accumulated craft skills to create visual stories that are at the same time dark and beautiful. Featured student artist Makylie Calaio says that art is how she can express how she is really feeling deep in her heart. Muckily loves to paint on a big canvas because she says she always has big ideas. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1580120778932148/.
BODEFEST BENEFITS TURTLE RIDGE FOUNDATION, CANNON MOUTAIN
Saturday April 4 7:30-9:00 AM registration. 9:30 AM activities start. Bode Miller press conference for kids under 18, fun race, silent auction, BBQ lunch, autograph session, raffle and more. The Turtle Ridge Foundation was established by Olympian Bode Miller and his family to support of innovative and progressive adaptive and youth athletic opportunities in our communities. For more information, see http://cannonmt.com/bodefest.html.
MILES FOR SMILES AMMONOOSUC AMBLE BENEFITS ACHS, BETHLEHEM
Saturday April 4 9:00 AM registration, 10:30 walker start, 11:00 runner start. Profile School, Route 18. 5 mile route, medals for top race finishers and additional prizes for the individual adult and team who raise the most money for Ammonoosuc Community Health Services. All participants registered by March 27th receive a free commemorative T-shirt. To register, visit http://www.ammonoosuc.org/index.php/amble/details/registration.
THE NH MAPLE EXPERIENCE, BETHLEHEM
Saturday and Sunday April 4 & 5 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The Rocks Estate, Route 302. Hands-on learning during maple sugaring season, learn the history of sugaring, learn about the process of transforming sap from maple trees into maple syrup and sugar, help tap a sugar maple tree, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, get a taste of syrup made on-site. The Maple Sugar Programs, held in March, are open to the general public but reserving a spot ahead of time is required as program space is limited. $15 adults, $12 children. For registration information, contact The Rocks at 603-444-6228 firstname.lastname@example.org.
EASTER EGG HUNT, BETHLEHEM
Saturday April 4 1:00 PM Elm Street Ball Field. Bethlehem Emergency Services hosts an Easter Egg Hunt free for children (12 and under) from all area towns. Rain or shine. Additional parking at elementary school. Donations gratefully accepted. For more information, call Lt. Richard Leslie, 603 616 1509.
FULL MOON DANCE, FRANCONIA
Saturday April 4 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM Dutch Treat, Main Street. Hosting the evening's events will be "Bullwinkle Jones", one of North Conway area's top bands. Bullwinkle Jones plays a wide variety of music and has talented players that all sing, with years of experience and great harmonies, they can be relied upon to deliver a memorable evening, and have been featured at many events throughout Northern New England. $5 cover charge.
GOLF TOURNAMENT FUND RAISER FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY, BETHLEHEM
Sunday May 31 at The Maplewood Country Club golf course, $85 per person or $320 per team of 4, 8:00 AM Shotgun Start, scramble format, continental breakfast, lunch, golf contests, raffle prizes. For more information, visit http://bgcnorthcountry.org or contact Eric at 838 5954 or Eric@BGCNorthCountry.org.
5K AND HALF MARATHON BENEFITS EASTERN ADAPTIVE SPORTS, ASHLAND
Sunday May 31 9:00 AM 283 River Street. The Road Less Traveled 5K, half marathon, and kids fun run for runners, walkers, wheelchairs, and hand cycles. Virtual event for those who cannot attend. This is Eastern Adaptive Sports’ inaugural event. Eastern Adaptive Sports is a community where people can come to find fellowship, education, and life enhancement through sport. All proceeds will go to Eastern Adaptive Sports programs. For more information, visit http://easternadaptivesports.org/Events/RoadRace.aspx.