February Happenings in the Lake Sunapee Region
 
SING          DANCE          CREATE          PERFORM          STROLL          ENJOY
 
February 7    5:30pm
First Friday! Gallery Night 
Gallery Night Opening Receptions, 5:30-7:30pm for New exhibits featuring Iris Fisher-McMorrow at
The New London Inn with Artist Talk at 6pm, Hugo Anderson at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust with Artist talk at 6:30pm , Alan Shulman at Blue Loon Bakery with Artist talk at 7pm, Proctor Academy at Whipple Hall, and Tatewell Gallery featuring Debbie Coyle & Yvonne Shukovsky. Plus... New London Hospital
Light Refreshments. Free 
February 8    7pm
CFA Performing Arts Series Presents "Crooners, Cabaret, and Chocolate"with the Nancy Tripp Quartet
A Valentine Celebration! at Whipple Hall, New London. Sip on bubbly, nibble delicious sweets, and dance the night away! Purchase tickets at Tatewell Gallery or Morgan Hill Bookstore in New London, or online HERE 
For more information visit www.centerfortheartsnh.org 
February 5    5pm
Winter Carnival Concert: Tom Pirozzoli and Willy Porter
These Folk legends will perform songs from their new album Reckon by the Light as well as familiar favorites. Free. John and Heidi Niblack Black Box Theater, Davidow Center for Art + Design, Colby Sawyer College: New London. www.colby-sawyer.edu/events
February 6    7pm
Winter Carnival Film: Knives Out
The New London Winter Carnival presents a screening of the 2019 dramatic thriller " Knives Out" (rated PG-13). Free popcorn will be served. Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center.  
 
February 6    8pm
Tom Pirozzoli & Willy Porter at The Flying Goose
Tom Pirozzoli and Willy Porter have been writing songs together since they met in the early 90's. Reservations required! Please call (603) 526-6899 to reserve your tickets. Seating is assigned by order of reservation and typically with smaller parties seated together.
February 7    5:30pm
Opening Reception at New London Hospital Galleries
 Enjoy complimentary refreshments and meet artists William C. Turner, Amy Fortier, Amy Hook-Therrien, Kearsarge Regional High School Student Artists, and Kate St. Cyr. New exhibits featuring The event is free and open to the public and no RSVP is required. www.newlondonhospital.org/art  
 
Part of the Center for the Arts First Friday's Gallery Stroll incuding: The New London Inn, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Blue Loon Bakery,  Whipple Hall, and Tatewell Gallery. More info at www.centerfortheartsnh.org  
February 7    5:30pm
Winter Carnival: Dinner with Jack Frost
Fun is on the menu at this popular, family-friendly dining event as guests progress through a variety of selections from area restaurants. Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, Colby-Sawyer College
For info recreation@nl-nh.com or 603.526.6401. For tickets, visit New London Recreation Department.
www.nlrec.com 
 
February 7    7pm
Winter Carnival: Comedian Derrick Knopsnyder
Enjoy an 18+ comedy show with Derrick Knopsnyder, winner of the The Stand Up To Cancer Comedy Competition and most recently named a finalist at the Cleveland Comedy Festival. At Sawyer Theater, Sawyer Fine Arts Center. www.colby-sawyer.edu/events 
February 7     7pm
Sunapee Coffee House presents Zak Trojano
Zak Trojano is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, a finger-style guitar player, a fly-fisherman, and a beer drinker. Downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church , 9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee. www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org
February 8    1pm
Wilmot Public Library- author and activist Meg Hurley
Meg Hurley, with her dog Dori, (right) will visit to talk about their book "The Dog Who Ate the Vegetable Garden and Helped Save the Planet.
" This book explores a young Boxer's feelings about the vegan lifestyle, her owner's "diatribes" on saving the planet, and compassion for all living beings. 
www.wilmotlibrary.org
February 9    7pm
Winter Carnival: Musician Noah Hoehn
At Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center new blues and marimba pop performer Noah Hoehn. Free.  
www.colby-sawyer.edu/events 
February 9     4pm
JOSA presents Dan Moretti    
Saxophonist Extraordinaire.  At The Center at Eastman's Bistro Nouveau. from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets, call 603.763.8732 or 603.381.1662 (cell) ; email bill.wightman@comcast.net ; or visit www.josajazz.com .
February 13    8pm
Lonesome Ace String Band at The Flying Goose
An old-time band with bluegrass chops that play some  righteous folk and country music.
Reservations required! Please call (603) 526-6899 to reserve your tickets. Seating is assigned by order of reservation and typically with smaller parties seated together.
February 14    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. www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org
February 18    6pm
Arts and Business Alliance Meeting
At Library Arts Center, Newport. 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. Help us make the Lake Sunapee Region an Arts Destination! All invited! RSVP to  rsvp@centerfortheartsnh.org 
February 21    7pm
Louise Grasmere performs at the Andover Coffee House  
Grasmere's sound is wholly her own - a unique fusion of jazz-influenced rhythm and blues seasoned with motown, gospel and soul. At the Highland Lake Grange Hall on the corner of Rte 11 & Chase Hill Road, East Andover.
http://andovercoffeehouse.org 
February 21     7pm
Sunapee Coffee House presents Martin Grosswendt  
Martin is a master of pre-war blues and other southern traditional music, his fingerpicking, bottleneck playing and singing amaze and move audiences, critics and musicians alike.
 Downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church , 9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee. www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org
February 22    1pm
Wilmot Public Library- author Sally Cragin 
A workshop on Interpreting the Tarot cards (left). Learn about the Renaissance origins of the Tarot deck, the meaning of the four suits, and the Major Arcana. Snow date for this workshop is Feb. 29." www.wilmotlibrary.org
February 23     4pm
JOSA presents JOSA Ensemble   
Bill Wightman with Tim Gilmore, Matt Langley, Richard Garszina and others.  At The Center at Eastman's Bistro Nouveau. from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets, call 603.763.8732 or 603.381.1662 (cell) ; email bill.wightman@comcast.net ; or visit www.josajazz.com .
February 26   6:30pm
Newbury Library presents Author Jane Rice  
Author Jane Rice presents a talk on her book,"Bob Fogg and New Hampshire's Golden Age of Aviation"  at the Newbury Vets Hall. The Golden Age of Aviation tells the story of the Granite State's true pioneer of aviation, and includes many previously unpublished images of airplanes and aviators of the 1920s and 1930s. www.newburynhlibrary.net/ 
February 27   5pm
Opening Exhibition: Seldom Seen, David Carroll 
Colby-Sawyer hosts an opening reception of "Seldom Seen: Drawings and Paintings by David M. Carroll" featuring works in varied media by the celebrated artist-naturalist and writer. At William H. and Sonja Carlson Davidow '56 Fine Art Gallery, Davidow Center for Art + Design.  Free. 5-7pm  
Exhibit runs Friday, Feb. 28 - Saturday, May. 9 
colby-sawyer.edu/stories/david-carroll. 
February 27    8pm
Chris Smither at The Flying Goose  
"Smither is an American original - a product of the musical melting pot and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world."-Associated Press.
Reservations required! Please call (603) 526-6899 to reserve your tickets. Seating is assigned by order of reservation and typically with smaller parties seated together.
February 28     7pm
Sunapee Coffee House presents Lisa Brigantino  
Award-winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Lisa is an engaging performer whose eclectic approach to songwriting spans groove, genre and topic.  Downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church , 9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee. www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org
Calling All Talent!
Auditions March 1 - Lake Sunapee's Got Talent 
A new CFA Event. All ages. All talent. Auditions at Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts Studio, 12:30pm.
For more information visit www.centerfortheartsnh.org 
Call for Poetry
2020 Poetry Contest Call for Submissions
New Hampshire Poets (all ages) submit a poem on the theme of "Snapshots in Time. Submissions should be mailed by March 10, 2020 to Dianalee Velie, PO Box 290, Newbury, NH 03255, (603) 938-2734, dianaleevelie@aol.com. For complete guidelines visit
Scholarships Opportunities
CFA Scholarships Available
Scholarships are offered for Students in grades 7-12  and the Lang Memorial Scholarship for seniors going to college who are pursuing the arts (literature, drama, dance, music or the visual arts). 
Deadline May 1. Learn More  
OngoingOngoing Exhibits and Events
Thru March 27
Selections Exhibit 2020 at Library Arts Center 
Exhibit featuring Selected Winners from the 2019 Juried Regional including Carol Corliss, Kate Emlen, Robert Frasier, Matthew Greenway, Aaron Kane, Michele Johnsen, Maundy Mitchell and Alan Shulman. Exhibit runs February 1- March 27.
www.libraryartscenter.org 
Thru April 30
First Friday! Gallery Night 
Gallery Night Opening Receptions, 5:30-7:30pm for New exhibits featuring Iris Fisher-McMorrow at The New London Inn with Artists Talk at 6pm, Hugu Anderson at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust with Artists talk at 6:30pm , Alan Shulman at Blue Loon Bakery with Artist talk at 7pm, Proctor Academy at Whipple Hall, and Tatewell Gallery featuring Debbie Coyle & Yvonne Shukovsky. Plus... New London Hospital Light Refreshments. Free 
Thru May 9
Seldom Seen: David Carroll 
Colby-Sawyer hosts an opening reception of "Seldom Seen: Drawings and Paintings by David M. Carroll" featuring works in varied media by the celebrated artist-naturalist and writer. At William H. and Sonja Carlson Davidow '56 Fine Art Gallery, Davidow Center for Art + Design.  Free. 5-7pm  
Exhibit runs Friday, Feb. 28 - Saturday, May. 9 
colby-sawyer.edu/stories/david-carroll. 
Tuesdays   9am-12pm
painting
Drop-in Watercolor for Beginner and Intermediate Students  at LAC 
At Library Arts Center Studio at 58 N. Main St. Newport. No preregistration neccessary. 
Cost: $15 per session. www.libraryartscenter.org   
1st and 3rd Sunday   3:30pm
Sunday Craft Group at Newbury Public Library 
Try your hand at cute applique gloves, or bring your own craft to work on!  Next dates are: Feb 16, March 1 and March 15
1st and 3rd Tuesday   5:30pm
Ukulele Club 
All are welcome to come to play and sing, or learn to play. Sugar River Ukes is a free club for anyone that wants to play the ukulele. We will have some extra ukuleles on hand if needed.
Beginners are welcome! New songs are welcome!  At Richards Free Library 58 N. Main Street Newport,  http://www.sugarriverukes.org/ 
Monthly
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. newburynhlibrary.net/
Monthly
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.
https://www.warner.lib.nh.us/warner-links/warner-events-calendar/ 
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. newburynhlibrary.net/
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
Needlework Craft Group Wed 1:00pm
ResourcesResources for Adults & Kids
Resources 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 www.uvarts.org.
 
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.http://revelsnorth.org
 
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. www.NHPerformingArts.org
 

Resources for Young Artists

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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.