September Happenings
in the Lake Sunapee Region
Ongoing Exhibits        Kids Kids 
September 6     5:30pm
First Friday Gallery Night! Opening Receptions 
Stroll the CFA MicroGalleries, enjoy some refreshments and meet the artists from 5:30-7pm.
The New London Inn: 
Features the
compelling and imagination work of Ludmilla Gayvoronski
Blue Loon Bakery:
eatures the Contemporary Primitive Americana" paintings of Marianne Stillwagon
Bar Harbor Bank and Trust on Main Street:
Features the work of
Penny Koburger whose artwork reflects her fascination with light, color, and mood .  
These CFA exhibits will be on display through October 31 during regular business hours.
August 31     1pm 
Winter Show Singing Auditions for Handel's MESSIAH  
At KCPA Studio, 1-2pm. We need to hear a song from Handel's Messiah. 1 min in length. Teenagers and adults only please. For more information contact Michelle Gosnell KCPA Director of Music at: or visit
September 1
New London Barn Playhouse: The Marvelous Wonderettes   
Who has big hair, big voices, and bigger personalities: the Marvelous Wonderettes! With voices as big as their bouffants, and harmonies tighter than The Plaids from Forever Plaid, the Wonderettes wow with hits like "It's My Party", "Son of a Preacher Man", "You Don't Own Me", "RESPECT", and so many more! Wed.-Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 5:00 PM, $37 (under 16, $26); Wed. matinee 2:00 PM, $31 (under 16, $20). Info: or 603-526-6710. 
September 1 & 2   
Pre-registration for fall classes  
Offering classes in all dance disciplines for ages 2-1/2 through adults. Rolling admission and classes begin September 3rd. For more information check out our website:
Begins September  2   
West Coast Swing Dance Classes with Natalie Miles
4 week workshop (4 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Mondays: September 2nd, 9th, 16th,  & 23rd
A dance made popular during World War II and danced to the music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glen Miller. Workshops are held at Whipple  Hall (429 Main Street, New London). 
For more information 
September 3 & 4    6:30pm
Auditions For The Female Version Of The Odd Couple
At the Bar Harbor Community Room, Newport Road, New London. Presented by SKIT. Directed by Martha Bristol. Show Dates November 8, 9 and 10. For more information call 927-4247. 
September 7   2pm
WarnerStock on MainStreet Warner Stage 
Warner celebrates 50 years since the iconic American festival Woodstock. Local and regional bands and fans alike come together for a day of peace, love and music! Performances will pay tribute to the original 1969 festivals performers while also showcasing some of artists original work of today.
Join us for a night of peace, love, and music.Free Concerts. Family Friendly. All welcome.  
September 7   7pm
It's Vaudeville at the Newport Opera House 
Songs, silliness and sweets. Directed by  Wally Borgen. To benefit Road to Independence. Tickets $10 in Advance, $15 at the door. Available at Aurora Bakery, RTI Farmers Market Booth and the Newport Opera House Box Office. 
September 8   8am
Wilmotpalooza at Wilmot Community Association  
An all-day (8am-2pm), fun-filled event. From a Pancake Breakfast to a meet-and-greet with the DHART helicopter crew, kids' games and rock 'n' roll on the bandstand - there will be something for everyone. Details and complete schedule online at
September 13    7pm
Sunapee Coffee House presents Open Mic Night 
The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church , 9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee.
September 15    3pm
Chamber Music Concert to benefit Salisbury Historical Society Scholarship Program  
Program: Bach, Beethoven, Mozart; Louisa Stonehill, Violin; Peter Sulski, Violin/Viola; Ariana Falk, Cello. Olde Baptist Meeting House, Route 4, Salisbury. Complimentary Wine and Cheese. Tickets $20 available at the door 
Deadline September 25
Tag Line and Logo Contest
The Arts and Business Alliance wants to hear from you!
Create a "Tag Line" that will identify our region as an Arts destination! Design a "Logo" too!
Awards for each winner! This tag line and logo will be publicized throughout New England in 2020!

Submit your entries to i  
Deadline is extended until September 25th
September 18     5:30pm
CFA Annual Meeting and Open House 
At the LSPA Knowlton House, Sunapee Harbor. 5:50-7:30pm
See what's planned for 2020
Sept. 18 - Oct. 6
A Doll's House, Part 2 at the Northern Stage 
Northern Stage is thrilled to present the unofficial sequel to our 2017 production of A Doll's House. Whether you enjoyed our 2017 production or are new to the iconic story, you will delight in this moving contemporary classic that happens to be America's most produced play this season.  
September 19    5pm
New London Hospital Fall Art Exhibit Opening Reception 
5:00-6:30 PM NLH Main Lobby. Featuring artwork from Peter Anderson, Maurie Harrington, Youngsheen A. Jhe, Seline Skoug and Yvonne Shukovsky.

Event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
September 19    7pm
Wes McNair -The Courage to Create: "Mending Broken Things" 
Taking a cue from his memoir, The Words I Chose, Wes McNair will give a combined poetry reading and talk. He will show how he has addressed this threat in poems that attempt to repair and restore the broken world. Presented by the The Literary Arts Guild of CFA, at the Library Arts Center, Newport."This program made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities"
September 20    7pm
Sunapee Coffee House: Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen  
Canadian-American Roots-Folk duo Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen are "prodigious players with songwriting that sets them apart." Downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church , 9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee.
September 20    7pm
Oliver The Crow preforms at the Andover Coffee House  
Oliver the Crow navigates effortlessly between the gravitas of chamber composition, the longing of folk music, the near dreamlike quality of atmospheric sound art, and above all, pop music's candy-sweet escape.  At the Highland Lake Grange Hall on the corner of Rte 11 & Chase Hill Road, East Andover. 
September 22    6pm
Lights Up Cabaret at the Northern Stage 
This magical night will feature your favorite Northern Stage actors, Boot Camp students, and more in a Dr. Seuss inspired musical revue entitled "Oh, the Places We'll Go" narrated by Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne and Director of Education Eric Love. Dream of Northern Stage's future while wearing your most festive cocktail attire, eating delicious hors d'oeuvres, drinking signature beverages, and bidding generously on eye-catching auction items. Tickets and more information. 
September 27    7pm
Sunapee Coffee House: Tamara Hey   
Hey got her start in the Lower East Side's edgy singer-songwriter scene in the early part of this century. Downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church , 9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee.
October 1    9:30pm
Arts and Business Alliance Meeting 
At Tracy Memorial Library, New London NH. 
Would you like to help make The Lake Sunapee/Kearsarge Region an Arts Destination?  Join the Arts and Business Alliance, as we plan future efforts, regional events, and broader publicity to bring more people to the Lake Sunapee Region for one night or for a lifetime. RSVP to  
Save these Upcoming Dates
3rd Annual CFA Open Studio Tour  
Columbus Day Weekend Oct. 12th &13th 10-3.   
CFA "A Cappella and Art GALA" To Benefit Youth Arts Education  
October 19th at Colby Sawyer College, 6:30-9:30pm 
 Join us for Music, Art, Delicious Hors D'oeuvres and Desserts! Raising Money for Youth Arts!
Ongoing Exhibits and Events
Thru September 19
Selections 2019 Exhibit at the
Library Arts Center
A group exhibit of selected winners from the 2018 Juried Regional. Selected Artists are: Debbie Campbell, Rod Keller, Susan Lirakis, Gillian Martlew, Meg McLean, Susan Parmenter, Ann Saunderson and Adele Sanborn. On Exhibit: August 3 - September 19. 
Thru October 15
Opening Reception for "Coming Home: The Ceramics of Vivika and Otto Heino  
Colby-Sawyer College presents "Coming Home: The Ceramics of Vivika and Otto Heino," an exhibition of 48 ceramics by internationally celebrated New Hampshire and California potters, from the collection of Forrest L. Merrill. In  the Center for Art + Design's William H. and Sonja Carlson '56 Davidow Fine Art Gallery. The exhibition is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Tuesday, Oct. 15, and weekends by appointment.

Thru October 31
CFA MicroGalleries 
The New London Inn:  Features the compelling and imagination work of Ludmilla Gayvoronski
Blue Loon Bakery: F eatures the Contemporary Primitive Americana" paintings of
Marianne Stillwagon
Bar Harbor Bank and Trust on Main Street: Features the work of Penny Koburger whose artwork reflects her fascination with light, color, and mood .  
Monthly  Writers Group 
For people who like to write, share their writing, share advice, commit to finishing something, or sell their work! Anyone and everyone is welcome to join this group. All are welcome to attend. At the Newbury Public Library.
Monthly Poetry Workshop with Deborah Brown  
Join former UNH English professor Deborah Brown, author of Walking the Dog's Shadow and the just released The Human Half.  Deborah will be offering a monthly Poetry Workshop. Bring a poem you like. Free and All Welcome. 
Monthly   7pm
The John Hay Poetry Society Meets
Led by Newbury's Poet Laureate, Dianalee Velie, this group in open to the public, and meets the second Monday of every month. All are welcome to attend. At the Newbury Public Library.
Council on Aging Weekly Activities
Memoir Writing on Tuesday at 10:00am
Walk In Painting Tuesdays at 1:00pm
Line Dancing at KComm Presbyterian Church Wed 10:00am
and Needlework Craft Group Wed 1:00pm
Resources and Events for Artists
Upper Valley Arts Alliance    
The Upper Valley Arts Alliance (UVAA) is a regional organization with focus on the arts in New Hampshire and Vermon t.
To learn more visit
Revels North
One Saturday a month, folks gather at Tracy Hall in Norwich for Revels Teens, Revels Singers, and the Band of Fools, followed by a community potluck supper and dance, or Pub Sing. This day-long celebration of music and community is open to all ages and abilities--no experience necessary.
Kearsarge Conservatory Of The Performing Arts
Ongoing classes in Dance, Drama and Music for students of all ages and all levels including excellent Pre-School and Adult Classes. We offer: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Acting, Acro.

 Center for the Arts e-Calendar goes out twice a month (near the 15th and the 30th). 

To be included in our arts calendar we must receive your cultural event information by the 15th of the prior month. 

To add your Cultural Event to our e-Calendar send your information, date and photo to   


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Center for the Arts | 603-526-4444 | |
P.O. Box 872
New London, NH 03257
The Center for the Arts is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.