August Happenings
in the Lake Sunapee Region
August 2  
"We've Got Talent" Youth Talent Show 
4 pm at Whipple Hall, New London 
This Youth Talent Show will highlight our talented area youth as kids ages 5 to 18 perform, act, sing, dance, or recite poetry. Come on out and see this wonderful youth talent show.
 
To participate please email: artsonmainnh@gmail.com
 
 
Plus... Opening Art Reception at Tatewell MicroGallery 5:30-7:00pm
Featuring Charlotte Thibault - oils and Garrett Evens - photography.
Both First Friday events free and open to the public. 
August 2-11  
Naturally New England  Regional Juried Show and Art Sale 
This second annual exhibit is a fundraiser to support The Center For The Arts - Lake Sunapee Region and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. Over 50 artists from New Hampshire and Vermont have been selected to display their diverse and creative work at The Livery, an historic building at 58 Main Street, Sunapee. Open Daily 2:00- 8:00; Saturdays 11:00-8:00. www.centerfortheartsnh.org
 
August 1    
Movies Under the Stars in Sunapee Harbor at Dusk 
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial .
Ben Mere Bandstand in Sunapee Harbor. Free.  
www.projectsunapee.org 
August 2   5pm
Opening Reception for Selections 2019 Exhibit at the Library Arts Center  
Join us for the Opening Reception of this 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. 5-7pm Free. Light refreshments will be served. On Exhibit: August 3 - September 19. www.libraryartscenter.org 
August 2   5pm
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.

August 2     7:30pm
"Live at The Livery" Susie Burke & David Surette  
One of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene with their own blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music. Friday Concerts at the Livery, 58 Main Street in Sunapee Harbor. Doors open at 7, Concerts begins at 7:30. Tickets $15 visit www.thelivery.org  
August 3 -11 
craftsmen
86th Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair  
10am-5pm. Come to the Fair to shop for one-of-a-kind craft, learn how it's made, and create your own! 200 craft booths, 3 fine craft exhibitions, daily demonstrations and workshops, tours, seminars, and roving performances. Also a fine art tent featuring NHAA. Info at 603-224-3375 or www.nhcrafts.org.
  
August 3    5pm
Hanky Banister on Flanders Stage   
Part of the Free Summer Music Series on Flanders Stage in Sunapee Harbor, www.sunapeeharborriverway.com
  
August 3   7pm
Celtic Music trio 'Fódhla to perform at the Library Arts Center   
 Part of the "Three Bridges Traditional Music Series" Fódhla brings both high energy and stellar artistry to the traditional music stage.The trio's sound is firmly rooted in the traditional Irish melodies and ornamentation. Tickets are $16 in advance/$20 at the door.  Purchase advance tickets, visit libraryartscenter.org/threebridges. 
August 4     9am
Annual Old Time Fair    
The Andover Historical Society presents its annual Old Time Fair with Arts and crafts, food and drink, fun and games for kids, live entertainment, auction, rummage sale, and more. At the Potter Place train station. Free. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Deadline August 5
3rd Annual Open Studio Tour  
All Painters, fine art photographers, sculptors, & mixed media artists are invited to participate in the 2019 Columbus Day Weekend Open Studio Days; Oct. 12th &13th 10-3.

Applications must be received by August 5th. Information Here 
August 7-11
New London Barn Playhouse: Catch Me If You Can  
From the team that brought you Hairspray comes the hit Broadway musical based on the movie starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio. Wed.-Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 5:00 PM, $37 (under 16, $26); Wed. matinee 2:00 PM, $31 (under 16, $20). Info: www.nlbarn.org or 603-526-6710. 
August 8    7pm
Restoring Wooden Boats   
Bo and Kathy Muller will explain what it takes using the recently complete Nancy Jane as an example. Free, refreshments following. Sunapee Historical Society Museum, Sunapee Harbor.
www.sunapeehistoricalsociety.org.
 
August 8    
Movies Under the Stars in Sunapee Harbor at Dusk 
Parent Trap .
Ben Mere Bandstand in Sunapee Harbor. Free.  
www.projectsunapee.org  
August 9     7:30pm
"Live at The Livery" Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen  
Often referred to as a troubadour or minstrel singer as well as a folk singer, Harvey is considered a master of many musical instruments . Friday Concerts at the Livery, 58 Main Street in Sunapee Harbor. Doors open at 7, Concerts begins at 7:30. Tickets $15 visit www.thelivery.org  
August 10    5pm
Click and Joanne Horning on Flanders Stage   
Along with Justin Ferrin and The Ferns. Part of the Free Summer Music Series on Flanders Stage in Sunapee Harbor, www.sunapeeharborriverway.com
  
August 11    10am
Love Your Lake Day, Antique Boat Parade  
10am to 2pm, There will be crafts, activities and games for children, live animals from NH Wildlife Encounters. 63 Main St., Sunapee Harbor  
 
 
August 11    5pm
jazz
BBQ and Jazz at The Fells   
Delicious BBQ will be provided by Brothers House of Smoke and the Jazz will be served up "messy" by the Soggy Po Boys! $50 per person. Registration requested, call 603-763-4789 x. 3 www.thefells.org
August 12
New London Barn Playhouse: Spotlight Series
Once a Barnie,Always a Barnie. In June we introduced you to the stellar 2019 Acting Intern Company, and now it's time to say goodbye. Join us for an original cabaret. 5:00 and 7:30 PM. All tickets $25. Info: www.nlbarn.org or 603-526-6710. 
August 13-18
New London Barn Playhouse: Catch Me If You Can  
From the team that brought you Hairspray comes the hit Broadway musical based on the movie starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio. Wed.-Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 5:00 PM, $37 (under 16, $26); Wed. matinee 2:00 PM, $31 (under 16, $20). Info: www.nlbarn.org or 603-526-6710. 
August 15    7pm
will ogmundson
William Ögmundson, Pianist All-American Premiere Concert  
Presented by the Summer Music Associates of New London,  at First Baptist Church, New London.  Adults $25  Students $5. www.summermusicassociates.org
August 15    
Movies Under the Stars in Sunapee Harbor at Dusk 
Homeward Bound.
Ben Mere Bandstand in Sunapee Harbor. Free.  
www.projectsunapee.org  
August 16     7:30pm
"Live at The Livery" Cecil Abels  
The New England Bluegrass Band is, simply put, a high caliber, tradition based Bluegrass music ensemble with an emphasis on powerful vocals with just the right instrumental backing and hot picking. Friday Concerts at the Livery, 58 Main Street in Sunapee Harbor. Doors open at 7, Concerts begins at 7:30. Tickets $15 visit www.thelivery.org  
August 17    5pm
Kid Pinky on Flanders Stage   
Along with Justin Ferrin and The Ferns. Part of the Free Summer Music Series on Flanders Stage in Sunapee Harbor, www.sunapeeharborriverway.com
  
August 21     5:30pm 
fells
CFA Appreciation Night at The Fells 
For our CFA Supporters! Food, Wine, Music, and Awards.  
Members, Donors, Volunteers, and Sponsors.  
August 21-25
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: www.nlbarn.org or 603-526-6710. 
August 22    
Movies Under the Stars in Sunapee Harbor at Dusk 
Ruby.
Ben Mere Bandstand in Sunapee Harbor. Free.  
www.projectsunapee.org  
August 22    7pm
The Beacon Brass Quintet
Acclaimed in Bostonia Magazine as "one of the nation's finest chamber ensembles," the Beacon Brass Quintet was the first brass ensemble ever to win the prestigious Concert Artists Build Award.Presented by the Summer Music Associates of New London, at First Baptist Church, New London. Adults $25  Students $5. www.summermusicassociates.org
August 23     7:30pm
"Live at The Livery" Patrick Ross  
"It's not just the technical expertise or the mastery of an amazing variety of styles that puts Vermont fiddler Patrick Ross several steps above and beyond practically all other players; Ross's eclectic taste and raw energy make sparks and create musical magic every time his bow hits the strings."- Robert Resnik - VPR -  Friday Concerts at the Livery, 58 Main Street in Sunapee Harbor. Doors open at 7, Concerts begins at 7:30. Tickets $15 visit www.thelivery.org  
August 24    9am
LAC Apple Pie Crafts Fair  
9am-p3m. Held on Newport Common, Rain or Shine. 120+ booths of handmade crafts, live music day- long, as well as the legendary apple pie sale and contest. Also enjoy the Richards Library Festival, including huge book sale. www.libraryartscenter.org
August 24    5pm
Shana Stack Band on Flanders Stage   5-7pm
Part of the Free Summer Music Series on Flanders Stage in Sunapee Harbor, www.sunapeeharborriverway.com
  
August 25    1pm
Tom Pirozzoli  on Flanders Stage   1-3pm
Part of the Free Summer Music Series on Flanders Stage in Sunapee Harbor, www.sunapeeharborriverway.com
  
August 25    5pm
Veranda Concert with Nancy Tripp    
Join us for an evening of music based on the works of American Composer and Lyricist Harry Warren; you may not know his name, but you know his music: "Lullaby of Broadway", "You'll Never Know", "Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe". Enjoy wonderful music, hearty hors d'oeuvres, and cocktails. $40 per person. The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens, www.thefells.org
August 27-Sept. 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: www.nlbarn.org or 603-526-6710. 
August 29    
Movies Under the Stars in Sunapee Harbor    
Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Ben Mere Bandstand in Sunapee Harbor. Free.  
www.projectsunapee.org 
August 30     7:30pm
"Live at The Livery" Wightman, Clegg and Abate
"The musical offerings feature an eclectic array of genres, full of soaring keyboard, guitar licks, and bold harmonic vocals. Entertaining and passionate, it's like Elton meets Eric!  Friday Concerts at the Livery, 58 Main Street in Sunapee Harbor. Doors open at 7, Concerts begins at 7:30. Tickets $15 visit www.thelivery.org  
August 31    5pm
petemerrigan
Pete Merrican on Flanders Stage   5-7pm
Part of the Free Summer Music Series on Flanders Stage in Sunapee Harbor, www.sunapeeharborriverway.com
  
September 6     5:30pm
First Friday Gallery Night  
Opening Receptions at these New London MicroGalleries
New London Inn: Ludmilla Gayvoronski
Blue Loon Bakery: Marianne Stillwagon
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust: Penny Koburger
Light refreshments 5:30-7pm. Free 
September 10     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   rsvp@centerfortheartsnh.org  
Kids
CFA Summer Workshops For Adults
August 1   6pm 
Paint-N-Sip with Molly!     
Loosen up your creative side with an evening of painting and sipping, inside the wonderful Livery in Sunapee Harbor. Relax and learn sophisticated techniques in a casual atmosphere, taught by artist Molly  Leith. Designed for adults and all levels of ability. $40 includes all supplies, instruction, wine and nibblies. Register at www.centerfortheartsnh.og  
August 2   9am 
Cell Phone Photography with Larry Harper     
Learn how to take great photos with your phone! 
Location: The Livery at Sunapee Harbor
9am-11am,  $30
August 28   9:30am 
Painting the Summer Landscape in Watercolor with Robert O'Brien
Learn to paint the beautiful landscape of New England in all of its summer glory. This workshop is open to all levels of painting ability. Students will learn the importance of color, value, composition ,and how to employ these elements in a landscape painting. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the session. 
Location: Whipple Hall 
9:30am-3:30pm,  $100
Kids
Kids Events
August 1   10:30am
library arts center logo
The Hampstead Stage Company presents "The Jungle Book" at the Library Arts Center  
FREE, and open to all! The Summer Performances for Kids are a long-time tradition at the Library Arts Center. Come for an outdoor performance on the side lawn for fun, engaging and enriching performances for kids. Bring a blanket or beach chairs and enjoy a morning of artful entertainment.  Area families, pre-schools, day care centers & summer camps are all welcome. www.libraryartscenter.org 
August 15 & 17
New London Barn Playhouse Children's Theater Series:  
Disney's Beauty and the Beast   
The enduring romance of two people from different worlds learning to love each other. Presented by the Barn's Junior Intern Company. 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. All tickets $15. For more info: www.nlbarn.org or 603-526-6710.
August 4     1pm 
Dance Auditions for Winter Show Handel's MESSIAH  
At KCPA Studio, 1-2pm. Come prepared to dance, you will be given combinations in various disciplines.
For more information www.NHPerformingArts.org
August 19-23    
Winter Show 2019 Dance Workshop    
At KCPA Studio, 1-2pm. Come prepared to dance, you will be given combinations in various disciplines.
For more information www.NHPerformingArts.org
August 31     1pm 
Singing Auditions for Winter Show Handel's MESSIAH  
At KCPA Studio, 1-2pm. Come prepared to dance, you will be given combinations in various disciplines.
For more information contact Michelle Gosnell KCPA Director of Music at: mmgosnell7@tds.net  or visit www.NHPerformingArts.org
Ongoing
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. www.libraryartscenter.org 
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   
 
New London Inn: Ludmilla Gayvoronski
Blue Loon Bakery: Marianne Stillwagon
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust: Penny Koburger
 
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
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 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
 
 

 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   

 

Become a Member or Volunteer
Contact us!
Center for the Arts | 603-526-4444 | info@centerfortheartsnh.org | http://www.centerfortheartsnh.org
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.