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Weekend Events: Upper Valley & Lake Sunapee Region July 4th - 6th

  
  
  

There are so many events and activities available this July 4th weekend in the Upper Valley and Lake Sunapee Region. From parades and parties to concerts and fireworks, you'll find plenty to do this weekend.

Here is a brief overview of some of the local Independence Day celebrations and other community events along with links to community calendars and additional information.

Hanover, NH Weekend Events:

July 4th:
The 22nd Annual Hanover Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
10am
Kick-off July 4th in Hanover, NH with a parade at 10am on Main St. followed by a party on the Dartmouth Green with food, games, and pony rides.


July 5th & 6th:
Circus Smirkus performs 4 shows at Fullington Farm Field in Hanover, NH
Show times are July 5, 2pm & 7pm and July 6, 11am & 4pm.

 

Eastman, NH Weekend Events:

July 4th: USA and Eastman Flag
Bistro Nouveau presents Jason Cann 6-9pm
Enjoy the live music of Jason Cann along with wonderful food at The Tavern at the Center at Eastman. No cover charge; however, reservations are strongly recommended. Call (603) 863-8000 or reserve your table on-line at bistronouveau.com.

July 5th:
Mile Swim 10am
Free, timed mile swim starting at West Cove B Boat Beach and ending at South Cove Peninsula with refreshments served afterward. Swimmers must provide their own safety boater. Must register by July 4 by calling Eastman Recreation at (603) 863-6772

July 6th:
"I Believe In America" Concert 8:30am

Concert to celebrate America at South Cove in Eastman.

Peppermint Patty's Pancake Breakfast 9-11am
Pancake breakfast complete with fruit, bacon or sausage, coffee and juice. $9 for Adults, $6 Ages 4-12 and free for Ages 3 and under. Call (603) 863-6772 to make your reservations.

(Eastman Calendar and More Information)

 

Lebanon, NH Weekend Events:

July 4th:
Red, White and Blue 6.2 Run 9:30am
This 10K run on the Rail Trail in Lebanon, NH starts at 9:30am with a fun run at 9am. Sponsored by Lebanon Parks & Recreation Department.

Great American All-You-Can-Eat Pie Buffet 10am-2pm
Hosted by Lebanon and Riverside Rotary Clubs. 7$ for Adults and $5 for 10 and under.

SPARK! Community Center Celebration
9am-1:30pm Yard Sale
2-5pm Summer Games
7-9pm Dance Party

(Lebanon Calendar and More Information)

 

Sunapee, NH Weekend Events:

July 4th:
Band Concerts on the Common 6:30pm
Hopkinton Town Band offers a FREE concert at the New London Town Common.

Fireworks 9:15pm sponsored by Lake Sunapee Yacht Club

July 5th:
Arts on the Green 10am-4pm
See the works of over 35 Juried Artists on Main Street, New Lebanon, NH.

Sunapee Annual Fourth of July Parade at noon
Parade at Sunapee Harbor with special firemen event at Veterans Field to follow.

Fireworks in Sunapee Harbor at dusk sponsored by the Town of Sunapee.

July 6th:
15th Annual KSL Chicken Barbecue 4-7pm
$13/Meal and Reservations Requested.

Tammy Jackson Band 5-8pm at Bandstand.

(Sunapee Calendar and more Information)

However you choose to celebrate this weekend, CG Shepherd Realty, LLC wishes you a safe and Happy 4th!

Weekend Events June 27-29: Lake Sunapee Region & Upper Valley

  
  
  

This weekend kicks off the first of many Independence Day celebrations with fireworks in New FireworksLondon, NH. Festivals, community runs, music, dance, and more are offered in the Lake Sunapee Region and Upper Valley this weekend.

Sunapee, NH Weekend Events:

Lake-a-Thon at Lake Sunapee Harbor: Saturday, June 28
The 2nd Annual Lake-a-Thon held by the Elkins Fish & Game Club features a variety of activities including a marathon paddle around Lake Sunapee, Cardboard Boat Regatta, 3-Minute Push-Up Challenge. Additionally, many free activities will be available at the harbor, like paddle board and kayak lessons. Activities are offered at different times, so click for more details.

New London, NH Weekend Events:

Pleasant Lake Boat Parade and Fireworks: Saturday, June 28

3:00pm Boat Parade
 at Pleasant Lake with the theme "The Greatest Show on Earth"

9:30pm Fireworks. Start your celebration of Independence Day with the firework show over Pleasant Lake.

6th Annual Run/Walk for the Lake: Sunday June 29, 8:30am

This annual event begins at 836 Pleasant Street, New London, NH and benefits the Pleasant Lake Association and the New London Fire Department. Race Day Registration from 7:30-8:00am

North Sutton, NH Weekend Events:



Family Fun Day: Saturday, June 28 1-6pm

Hosted by the New London Rotary Club, Family Fun Day will be held at Smiley Grove Park in North Sutton, NH. Festivities include a 3 mile Walk-a-Thon around Kezar Lake, miniature boat race, raffle drawings, games, and a concert by the Kearsarge Community Band. Walk-a-Thon entry fee is $10 (kids 10 and under walk for free). Picnic lunches will also be available for $15. Proceeds benefit the club’s literacy and gift giving programs.

Hanover, NH Weekend Events:

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Performances: Friday, June 27, 8:00pm & Sunday, June 29, 8:00pm
This contemporary dance company will be giving two performances at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College.

Quechee, VT Weekend Events:

Quechee Summer Music Series: Friday, June 27, 7:30-9:30pm
The first festival of the Quechee Summer Music Series at the Quechee Club in Hartford, VT will feature a variety of musical genres. Pack a picnic and your favorite beverage and enjoy an evening of music. The second festival will be held August 1st. Purchase tickets at www.quecheeclub.com

Thetford, VT Weekend Events:

Strawberry Festival: Sunday, June 29, 10:00am-3:00pm
Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center presents the 12th Annual Strawberry Festival. This festival of activities for the whole family offers children's games and crafts, live music, theatrical performances, wagon rides, and of course strawberry picking. $10 per car, walk or bike to enter for free.

This region has so much to offer, so get out and enjoy being a part of these wonderful New England communities.

Weekend Events June 20-22, 2014: Eastman, Hanover, NH, & Quechee, VT

  
  
  

Here in the Upper Valley and Lake Sunapee Regions, our communities take full advantage of the pleasant summer weather by offering a number of local events for the public throughout the week and weekends. Here is a sampling of this weekend's events in Eastman, NH, Hanover, NH, Newbury, NH, White River Junction and Quechee, VT.

Eastman, NH Weekend Events:


Bistro Nouveau presents Addie Hebert: Friday, June 20, 6:00-9:00pm

Enjoy Friday night live music at the Tavern at The Center at Eastman. No cover chargeEastman Triathlon Logo, but dining will only be available in the tavern, so reservations are strongly recommended. Call 603.863.8000 to make reservations.

12th Annual Splash, Mash & Dash Sprint Triathlon: Saturday, June 21, 8:00am-Noon


The triathlon begins and ends at South Cove at Eastman Lake. This 1/3 mile swim, 12 mile bike, and 5K run will take participants to locations throughout Eastman and Grantham, NH. Whether want to participate, volunteer, or cheer on your family and friends, come support your community.

[Image from Eastman Splash, Mash & Dash website]

Hanover, NH Weekend Events:

2014 Hanover Police Department Bike and Property Auction: Friday, June 20, 5:00-7:00pm

Preview of bikes and property begins at 5pm, and the auction begins at 6pm at the Richard W. Black Center in Hanover, NH.

White River Junction, VT Weekend Events:

The Engilsh Beat at Tupelo Music Hall: Friday, June 20, 8:00pm

This sextet will perform tonight at Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, VT offering a musical fusion of soul, reggae and pop headed up by front man Dave Wakeling.

Quechee, VT
 Weekend Events:

Simon Pearce Restaurant Sampling: Saturday, June 21, 11:00am-3:00pm

The executive chef Brian Gazda of Simon Pearce Restaurant, located at The Mill in Quechee, VT will introduce a sampling of light appetizers. Enjoy the samplings of this riverfront restaurant, peruse the Simon Pearce retail store, and watch glass blowers in the workshop.

Newbury, NH Weekend Events:

Sunapee Wheels 16th Annual Antique and Collectible Motor Vehicles Show: Sunday, June 22, 9:00am-2:30pm

View a collection of cars, hot rods, rat rods trucks and motorcycles at this Sunapee Lions Club event at Mt. Sunapee Resort. Up to 300 vehicles are expected. Entrance Fee: $5 (Children 12 and under are free). Free Aerial Skyride with paid admission. Enter your vehicle for $20. Food and refreshments provided by Mout Sunapee Culinary.

This weekend is forecasted to be partly cloudy in the mid 70s, which is perfect for some of these outdoor events. So join your community, and enjoy your weekend!

Weekend Events June 6-8, 2014: Lebanon, NH, Eastman, NH & Hanover, NH

  
  
  

Now that it's summer and schools are finishing up in the Upper Valley, you'll see an increase in local activities and events available during the next several months. Here are some highlights of local Lebanon, NH, Eastman and Hanover, NH events happening this weekend:

Lebanon, NH Weekend Events:Mascoma Greenway Celebration, Lebanon, NH

Bike Rodeo Health & Safety Fair - Saturday, June 7, 10am-2pm

Brush up on your own bike safety and help your kids to understand its importance. The Annual Jim Wechsler Memorial Bike Rodeo Health & Safety Fair offers a bicycle safety check, helmet fittings, pizza, t-shirts, door prizes and more! Held at the CCBA basketball courts on Taylor Street in Lebanon, NH.

Mascoma Greenway Celebration - Saturday, June 7, starting at noon

In celebration of National Trails Day and the local Mascoma River Greenway Project, come walk a guided tour of the new rail trail that will connect Lebanon to West Lebanon. Also enjoy live music and food at this event held in Colburn Park in Lebanon, NH.

Grantham, NH / Eastman, NH Weekend Events:

Bistro Nouveau presents Jason Cann - Friday, June 6, 6-9pm

Enjoy live music on Friday nights in the Tavern at the Center at Eastman. No cover charge, but you can make reservations at 603.863.8000

Eastman Community Open Forum on Center Renovation Options - Saturday, June 7, 9am

Come to the Center at Eastman to see a detailed presentation of the renovation options and related financial information for the Center. Ask your questions and give your input.

Hanover, NH Weekend Events:

Glee Club Commencement Concert - Friday, June 6, 6-9:30pm

The Dartmouth College Glee Club will be performing at Spaulding Auditorium on Friday night. This group of 40+ choral singers will give a program of variety with works ranging from the compositions of Claudio Montevardi (1567-1643) to Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930) to 21st Century composers.

Hood Museum of Art Tour In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth - Saturday, June 7, 2-3pm

Michael Taylor, Director, offers this special tour at the Hood Museum of Art located on the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, NH.

Dartmouth College Commencement - Sunday, June 8, starting at 9:30am

Family, friends, and faculty will gather Sunday morning for Dartmouth College commencement exercises, sending off the Class of 2014. TV producer Shonda Rhimes ('91 Dartmouth Grad) will deliver the commencement address.

So whatever you decide to do this weekend in the Upper Valley, we hope you get out, enjoy the beautiful weather that's forecast, and take part in our wonderful community!

Local Grantham, NH & Upper Valley Events: May 2013

  
  
  

The May flowers have arrived, and there are some delightful upcoming events this month in the Grantham, NH area and Upper Valley Region.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013:

The Eastman Family Singers performance begins at 7 p.m. at The Center at Eastman. This is an intergenerational group of vocalists who will present a compositions from a variety of musical genres - from “Alleluia” to English folk songs to pop. Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted.

Learn how to downsize at the Definitive Downsizing Workshop held at 4 p.m. in the Sugar River Bank Community Room, 10 N. Main St. in Newport, NH. Sponsored by Sponsored by Summercrest Senior Living, the workshop will feature Bill Smith, fine estate auctioneer of William A. Smith Appraisals; Leslie “Jazz” Barnette, a professional organizer of Jazz Personal Management; and Sage Scott and Annie Ballin, interior designers of Sage’s Interiors & Annie Ballin & Co. Please RSVP.

The 2013 Valley Quest season opens. Get ready for some fun adventures! Pick up your Best of Valley Quest book at your local bookstore and head out.

In anticipation of the Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company’s staging of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler (May 30-June 8), AVA Gallery Executive Director Bente Torjusen will give a free, public lecture on Henrik Ibsen & Edvard Munch beginning at 5:30 p.m. at AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH. He will focus on the work of two Norwegian masters—playwright, theater director and poet Henrik Ibsen (1828 -1906) and painter and printmaker Edvard Munch (1863-1944)— the interplay between their work and  how the notorious Hedda Gabler, as well as protagonists from other Ibsen dramas, resonated with Munch’s life and art.

Friday, May 3, 2013:

Kick-off of this year’s Fix @ 6 music series at Bistro Nouveau in Eastman, NH. This series runs every Friday through Labor Day Weekend. Come listen to the acoustical stylings of Jason Cann from 6 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 4, 2013:

Community Potluck Dinner at Grantham United Methodist Church. Bring a dish to share at this delicious community-wide event.

Giselle at the Lebanon Opera House May 4th and May 5th including performances by several Grantham residents.This is the City Center Ballet’s performance of Giselle, a tale of love, loss, forgiveness and beauty – a true romantic ballet. Reserved seating is available through Lebanon Opera House Box Office at 448-0400 or LebanonOperaHouse.org. Advance pricing is $25 adults, $20 seniors and $12 children; $5 more at the door.

Saturday, May 11, 2013:

Mother and Son Dinner and Magic Show event at 5 p.m. at Grantham Town Hall. Enjoy an evening of good fun and magic. Put on your best clothes for a formal evening with mom, including a family-style dinner served at your table, an ice-cream social, a formal picture taken by Towne Studios, and a fantastic magic show performed by Norman Magic Productions Inc.This event is reservation only, so please RSVP no later than May 4th to save your spot. Cost is $20 per couple; $5 for an additional son. Send checks made out to the Town of Grantham to Field, PO Box 771, Grantham, NH 03753, or drop them off at the town office to be placed in the “Our Town” mail box.
 
Such a lovely variety of activities for individuals, couples, and families alike in the Grantham, NH area and Upper Valley Region.

The above information is a portion of the local events posted in Grantham News & Events 4/26/13. Find more news and events for Grantham, NH and surrounding towns at www.sunacom.com.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman, & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs for Over 24 Years.

Upcoming Benefit Concert in Lebanon, NH

  
  
  

 Bel Canto Singers Benefit, Lebanon, NH

Benefit concert Saturday, 3/23/13 at First Congregational Church on South Park Street in Lebanon, NH with proceeds going to the Bel Canto Chamber Singers. This is a great example of some of the cultural offerings to the community Lebanon, NH and the Upper Valley.

If you're already an Upper Valley resident, this is a wonderful opportunity to support your local cultural arts. If you are interested in becoming a part of this community, contact CG Shepherd Realty, LLC

Lebanon, NH 7th Annual Full Moon Fiesta This Saturday!

  
  
  

Lebanon, NH is a thriving city in the Upper Valley
with a Recreation & Parks Department thatLebanon, NH Full Moon Fiesta hosts great community events year-round.

If you’re tired of sitting inside and looking at the New England snow piling up outside, choose to get active outdoors this winter starting with the Lebanon, NH 7th Annual Full Moon Fiesta on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 6-8pm at Storrs Hill Ski Lodge.

This wonderful, "eco-friendly" progressive dinner allows the whole family to travel by snowshoe, ski, or snowboard around Storrs Hill in Lebanon, NH, while local sponsoring restaurants provide light food and hot beverages. Bring your own mugs, bowls, and spoons to reduce waste, or rent a bowl and spoon for $1.  

The fee is $10 per person, and ages 5 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the Lebanon, NH Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund and the Lebanon Outing Club.

You can register at www.recreation.lebnh.net or www.campfiredining.com

Learn more about the Lebanon, NH community and what it has to offer.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman, & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs for Over 24 Years.

Upcoming Eastman, NH Community Events

  
  
  

Now that you’ve taken some time in January to recover from the holidays, reorganize your life, and plan ahead for 2013, it’s time for Eastman, NH community events to kick  into gear. This month is starting off with a packed weekend offering options for all ages.

Eastman, NH Winter 2013SATURDAY, February 9, 2013:

Eastman Golf Links Open House 11am-2pm at The Center at Eastman. Free to everyone! Get information on 2013 membership options, leagues and groups, see some brand new equipment, plus some instructional pointers from Golf Pro Mark Larrabee! As if that weren’t enough, there will be raffles and door prizes too. Find more information about Eastman Golf Links.

Reservation Deadline for Wine Tasting Group of Eastman (WTGE) “Cuisine and Wines of Spain” dinner and wine tasting on February 21 at 7:30pm at Bistro Nouveau. Paid reservations only at $55 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.

Bistro Brain Busters Trivia Night at 7pm at The Center at Eastman. January was sold out, so reservations are recommended: 603-863-8000

SUNDAY, February 10, 2013:

JOSA (Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon) with Vocalist David Scott from 4-7pm at The Center at Eastman. $18 for adults and $16 for seniors (62+) and students (17-). Call for reservations: 603-763-8732 or after 2pm the day of, call 603-863-8000.

TUESDAY, February 12, 2013:

Greensward Social 5pm at South Cove Activity Center. Bring a neighbor, your own beverage, and an appetizer to share.

WEDNESDAY, February 13, 2013:

Eastman Snowshoe Hike 8:30am carpool from Cross Country Center and leaving Wilder Dam at 9:15am. Hike along Indian Ridge between DHMC and Wilder Dam. Three miles total distance. Little elevation. Easy/Moderate.

Songs for a Winter Evening 7:30pm at The Center at Eastman. Pianist and Eastman, NH resident Joe Henderson and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Hansen will give there performance for the 2013 Dartmouth Vaughan Recital Series, including works by Schumann and Korngold. All are welcome and no charge!

Information provided by Eastman Highlights Issue 13-06, February 8, 2013.

Eastman, NH is a four-season residential and recreational community offering numerous activities and amenities for its residents. More wonderful indoor and outdoor community activities and events for Eastman, NH residents to come. Check back next week for more upcoming events.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman, & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs for Over 24 Years.

More Coats Needed for Coat Drive in Newport & the Upper Valley

  
  
  

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC continues to collect coats year-round to be distributed to those in need in Newport, NH and the Upper Valley.

More coats are needed, especially extra-large. After many deliveries, the Newport soup CG Shepherd Realty, LLC coat drivekitchen had run out of coats. They came out to Grantham to get the ones we have here last week.

Do you have gently-used coats? Drop off coats at our Grantham office, in our coat collections can, or in one of our Shepherd Realty Smart Cars when you see them parked around town. We'll get them to Newport to be distributed accordingly.

Thank you all for your tremendous support! It is greatly needed during this time of year.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman & Vermont Real Estate Buying & Selling Needs for Over 24 Years.

Leavitt Hill Wetlands Dedication Recap: Grantham NH

  
  
  

On Saturday, October 6, 2012, after a week of rain, it was decided that the dedication of the Leavitt Hill Wetlands, Grantham NHLeavitt Hill Wetlands in memory of Wilfred “Will” Hastings be moved indoors to the Grantham Town Hall. The Leavitt Hill Wetlands were recently purchased by the Upper Valley Land Trust (UVLT) with the assistance of the Town of Grantham. This property was previously owned by Will Hastings, who was a Grantham NH native, active in the town, and an avid outdoorsmen.

Here is a little more about Will and his contribution to Grantham NH shared by his wife, Karen:
 
“Everyone knows certain things about Will Hastings but he had many interests and experiences that aren't widely known. He had Grantham country roots but was a world traveller and lover of history especially Greek History. He could communicate with folks in other countries just with his hand gestures and sweet laugh and smile...He loved all animals but was especially fond of cats...”

“When Will was a Selectman, he felt the town should buy certain parcels of Reney land for the school, fire station, and cemetery.  The general consensus was that the town couldn't afford it.  At that juncture, Will stated, "if the town won't buy it, I will". Immediately the mood changed and the town voted to purchase the land which now houses those three important functions. Will was a strategic planner all his life...Will always believed in preserving land for future generations of Grantham residents.”

Thank you to all who made it out for the dedication. It is so wonderful to be part of a community who cares about the environment, our neighbors, and future generations.

You can learn more about the Upper Valley Land Trust and preservation of the Leavitt Hill Wetlands.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman, & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs for Over 24 Years.

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