LAKE SUNAPEE REGION CULTURAL CALENDAR
August ART Happenings
SING DANCE CREATE PERFORM STROLL ENJOY
August 5th at 3pm - First Friday
First Friday - Summer Talent Show
Lets have fun!
If you have a song and dance or other performance piece to share contact us to participate in the 2022 Center for the Arts Talent Show.
A special performance by the New London Barn Junior Interns to follow the Center for the Arts talent show. Prizes will be awarded! All part of Hospital Days New London 2022. To participate in the talent show email us at info@cfanh.org
Thru August 7th
Naturally New England
Juried Art Show and Sale July 30-August 7. The Best Artists from Vermont and New Hampshire at the Livery in Sunapee Harbor, NH.  The Livery is a beautiful historic building with wonderful gallery spaces which added to the ambience of the show.
The show raises funds for Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region and the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust.  For information about this year's show, please email
gallery@centerfortheartsnh.org. At The Livery - 58 Main Street - Sunapee Harbor, NH. For information about this year's show, please visit www.centerfortheartsnh.org/naturally-new-england
August 16th at 5:30pm
Tapestry Tuesday - Paint Until Magic Happens!
Byron Carr will present during Tapestry Tuesday. The most fun you can have watching paint dry. I do watercolor painting demonstrations on 22x30 or up to 2ft x 3ft paper. Using my techniques of slopping, spraying, splattering and scraping the paint I create a waterfall painting. 5:30 The New London Inn, Space is limited. Please contact us for reservations! info@centerfortheartsnh.org centerfortheartsnh.org/tapestry-tuesdays
August 17th at 6:30pm
Summer Swing Party!
Gather your friends for a fun night of music! Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30pm at Dexter's Inn in Sunapee. Food, cash bar, under the tent with the Bedford Big Band! Tickets available online or also sold at Morgan Hill Bookstore and Tatewell Gallery in New London and Wild Goose Country Store and Prospect Hill Gallery in Sunapee Harbor. centerfortheartsnh.org/summer-party
Thru August 7th
Mamma Mia! at the New London Barn Playhouse
MAMMA MIA! is the mega-hit Broadway show about a daughter's dream ... a mother’s secret ... and a trip down the aisle you will never forget! You already know you are going to love it! MAMMA MIA! is packed with 22 ABBA hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me,” and “The Winner Takes It All” that will have you dancing in the aisles.
Thru August 26th
Juried Regional Exhibit at Library Arts Center
Come check out this exhibit featuring artists in the Library Arts Center’s Community Supported Art (CSA) program. For this project, selected artists will create 51 small original art pieces that measure 4×4 inches. These can be on paper, fiber, canvas etc. and will ultimately be mounted on 4×4 wooden cradle boards.
August 3rd at 6:30
The East Bay Jazz Ensemble at the Ben Mere Bandstand
A 12 to 14-piece big band featuring Gerry Grimo with lots of brass performing all the “big band” favorites these town band-stands summer music series are famous for.
August 4th at 7pm
Summer Music Associates Presents Deutsch Duo
THE DEUTSCH DUO, LINDSAY DEUTSCH, Violin and JASON STOLL, Piano. THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the First Baptist Church, Main Street, New London, NH. ROCKSTARS THROUGH THE AGES! From Classical to Today!
August 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th at sunset
Movies Under the Stars in Sunapee Harbor
Gather ’round the Ben Mere Bandstand in Sunapee Harbor at sunset on Thursday nights to enjoy a family movie! Bring your chairs, blankets, sleeping bags and snacks to cuddle up under the stars for a fun movie experience. We look forward to seeing you there!
August 4th - My Big Fat Greek Wedding, August 11th - Encanto, August 18th - Playing with Fire, and August 25th - Top Gun.
August 5th at 10am
Return to Oz at Claremont Opera House
Dorothy returns to the magic land in hopes of finding her friends once again, but somehow the Emerald City has lost its sparkle and a new witch is in town is ready to rumble. While magic powers and flying monkeys can seem scary, friendship always wins over witches in the magic land of Oz.
August 5th & 6th at 7pm
Claremont Repertory Theater Presents Guppy
Claremont Repertory Theatre Company
presents Guppy - an original play by Craig Woodbury.
An original, madcap, zany mystery/comedy from the mind of Claremont’s own Craig Woodbury, Guppy is the story of a gang of four teenagers (and a talking cat) who, on a quest to have a funeral for a pet goldfish, end up on a wacky adventure involving mad scientists, a menacing fish monster, and a good old fashioned love story.
August 6th thru 14th
89th Annual Craftmen's Fair at Mount Sunapee
Join us in 2022 for the 89th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair—August 6–14 at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH! Open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Please check out the links on this page for additional information about the Fair and its participants! Enjoy shopping directly with the makers, take in inspiring demonstrations, visit curated exhibition spaces, try a workshop and enjoy delicious food from one of our specialty vendors. Make it a full day of fun!
August 6th at 6pm
Fantastic Partnerz at the Wilmot Bandstand
Wilmot’s Bandstand Committee is a volunteer group that organizes ‘Music on the Bandstand,’ a series of Saturday evening (6 to 7:30 p.m.) concerts each summer. The concerts, which start on the first weekend after the Fourth of July, are subsidized by the Town through annual appropriations. The Bandstand Committee maintains a separate checking account for Bandstand purposes. The Bandstand Committee takes care of the Bandstand Gazebo and Shed on the Town Green. For several years Coldwell Banker Lifestyles in New London has made a donation that makes possible free popcorn at all the concerts. Wilmot-based non-profit groups may sponsor the food concession at the concerts. This is a fun way for organizations to raise money and for their members to see friends and neighbors.
August 10th - 21st
New London Barn Playhouse Presents Footloose
New-kid-in-town, Ren finds himself at odds with an overbearing church minister who has convinced the city council to outlaw dancing and rock n’ roll. Ren will stop at nothing kick off their Sunday shoes and shake up the town in this musical studded with 80’s pop favorites! Bonus Matinee Friday, August 19th at 2pm!
August 10th at 6:30
The Flames at the Ben Mere Bandstand
A four piece “Rock & Roll” band playing music of the 50s, 60s & 70s with three vocalists including John Lovejoy on keyboards, Cam Cross on guitar, Eric von Ammon on drums and Terry
Langford on tenor sax.
August 12th at 10am
Jack & the Beanstalk at Claremont Opera House
Young Jack is heartbroken when he must sell his best friend, a cow, at the market. But when a mysterious man trades magic beans for the cow, it opens up a world larger than life where Jack can go on adventures beyond his wildest dreams.
August 13th from 10am to 4pm
Warner Palooza at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
This is an event to celebrate the individuals and businesses of our great town. Local people and businesses have registered to have their booths on the powwow field for the day. There will be art, food, music, and entertainment during the opening hours of the museum. The event will be free but admission applies to tour the museum.
August 13th at 6pm
FROGZ at the Wilmot Bandstand
Wilmot’s Bandstand Committee is a volunteer group that organizes ‘Music on the Bandstand,’ a series of Saturday evening (6 to 7:30 p.m.) concerts each summer. The concerts, which start on the first weekend after the Fourth of July, are subsidized by the Town through annual appropriations. The Bandstand Committee maintains a separate checking account for Bandstand purposes. The Bandstand Committee takes care of the Bandstand Gazebo and Shed on the Town Green. For several years Coldwell Banker Lifestyles in New London has made a donation that makes possible free popcorn at all the concerts. Wilmot-based non-profit groups may sponsor the food concession at the concerts. This is a fun way for organizations to raise money and for their members to see friends and neighbors.
August 17th at 6:30
The Honey Bees Band at the Ben Mere Bandstand
What’s that buzz? It’s the sweet sounds of The Honey Bees Band! Equal parts 30’s era Jazz, Western swing, Folk-Rock and Americana, the Bees mix it all up with flair, fun and a hint of mischief. Standards and favorites are equally served up with the original songs of chanteuse Mary Fagan, who also pollinates the rhythm with acoustic guitar or piano. Guitarist Chris O’Neill colors the nectar with sassy chording on a hollow-body jazz box and nimble runs on the Fender Telecaster. Holding it down low on the “big” bass, Jock Irvine keeps it cool and swinging while enhancing the mix with casual back up vocals. Journeyman drummer Jared Steer pops and locks the grooves while Greg Mostovoy’s improvisations on Saxophone and Flute make it all sound like the honey tastes ~ smooth, sweet and satisfying.
August 18th at 7pm
Summer Music Associates Presents Fred Moyer Trio Band
The second half of the program features the Fred Moyer Jazz Trio. Fred is joined by Lowell Ringel on bass and Bob Savine on drums bringing to life the improvisations of legendary jazz pianists and their trios through note-for-note transcriptions of their greatest performances.
August 18th & 20th at 11am & 2pm
Children's Theater Series Presents Matilda
Imagination and intelligence prevail in this story of the little girl who dreams of a better life, and then makes it happen! The smart and magical Matilda teams up with her energetic schoolmates and one kind teacher to rebel against cruel and unfair grown-ups in this joyous musical based on Roald Dahl’s ingenious book.
August 20th from 10 to 2pm
Auditions for the winter production of The Wizard of Oz
KCPA WINTER SHOW Auditions THE WIZARD OF OZ August 20th 10:00-12:00 pm
WINTER SHOW Workshop August 22nd-26th & Saturday mornings
August 20th at 6pm
Fern Family Band at the Wilmot Bandstand
Wilmot’s Bandstand Committee is a volunteer group that organizes ‘Music on the Bandstand,’ a series of Saturday evening (6 to 7:30 p.m.) concerts each summer. The concerts, which start on the first weekend after the Fourth of July, are subsidized by the Town through annual appropriations. The Bandstand Committee maintains a separate checking account for Bandstand purposes. The Bandstand Committee takes care of the Bandstand Gazebo and Shed on the Town Green. For several years Coldwell Banker Lifestyles in New London has made a donation that makes possible free popcorn at all the concerts. Wilmot-based non-profit groups may sponsor the food concession at the concerts. This is a fun way for organizations to raise money and for their members to see friends and neighbors.
August 24th at 6:30
Kid Pinky & his Restless Knights at the Ben Mere Bandstand
A retro-style four-piece blues band from the Concord, NH area that is both authentic and unique, but not loud. A throwback to a more simple blues with its dedicated stylization and engaging personalities, Kid Pinky is always intimate and fun, a blues that’ll knock you out!
August 24th thru September 4th
Almost, Maine at the New London Barn Playhouse
Welcome to the lovely and mythical Almost, Maine. Set in the quaint, fictional Northern Maine town of Almost, we welcome you on a journey through a series of amiably vignettes about love and loss, with a touch of good-natured magical realism.
August 27th from 9am to 3pm
Apple Pie Craft Fair in Newport
The Favorite Annual Apple Pie Crafts Fair is one of New England’s longest running craft fairs!  Every year, more than 3000 New Englanders make their way to Newport from all around the state of New Hampshire, and New England to enjoy 100+ booths of handmade crafts, including pottery, woodworking, glass, fiber arts and more. The fair also features live music, and the famous apple pie contest & sale.
August 27th at 6pm
The DoBros at the Wilmot Bandstand
Wilmot’s Bandstand Committee is a volunteer group that organizes ‘Music on the Bandstand,’ a series of Saturday evening (6 to 7:30 p.m.) concerts each summer. The concerts, which start on the first weekend after the Fourth of July, are subsidized by the Town through annual appropriations. The Bandstand Committee maintains a separate checking account for Bandstand purposes. The Bandstand Committee takes care of the Bandstand Gazebo and Shed on the Town Green. For several years Coldwell Banker Lifestyles in New London has made a donation that makes possible free popcorn at all the concerts. Wilmot-based non-profit groups may sponsor the food concession at the concerts. This is a fun way for organizations to raise money and for their members to see friends and neighbors.
August 31st at 6:30
Greg Abate & Friends at the Ben Mere Bandstand
A veteran of the Jazz On a Sunday Afternoon (JOSA program), Greg tours internationally 225 days each year. A Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame inductee with multiple top-of-the-charts
albums, Greg has performed and recorded with jazz greats Phil Woods and the Ray Charles Orchestra among many others. Sunapee is blessed with one of Greg’s rare local performances.
Joining him are members of the JOSA Ensemble including Bill Wightman on piano; Tim Gilmore on drums; and Bruce Gertz on bass.
ONGOING EVENTS
Wednesday Open Art Studio at The Library Arts Center
Bring your own art supplies and work on your current projects alongside a delightful and supportive group of artists. Facilitator Heidi Lorenz will paint alongside all, but is available for light guidance and instruction if desired. This welcoming and friendly drop -in style group is available to artists of all styles and abilities! You can register and pay online in advance, or if needed Heidi can collect cash or check for the class upon arrival. Drop-ins are welcome.
Online Writing Classes
Online writing courses with Megan Baxter: Writing the College Essay; Creative Writing Lessons for Ages 12-18; and Nonfiction Writing. Megan has won national awards in nonfiction and poetry. She has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and a BFA in Poetry. For more info visit meganbaxterwriting.com or to sign up email meganlbaxter@gmail.com
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Digital Art Projects for Kids and Families
Library Arts Center offers a variety of online art projects. View all of these great art projects on our YouTube Channel. New projects are released each week!
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Painting Group at Chapin Senior Center Tuesdays 1pm
Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register.
526-6368. Learn More
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Needlework Craft Group at Chapin Senior Center Wednesdays 1pm
Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register.
526-6368. Learn More.
Center For the Arts Online Events
First Fridays, Special Events, Authors, Students, and School Programs Centerfortheartsnh.org/arts-online

And visit our Youtube Channel too!
OPPORTUNITIES THIS MONTH
Artists, Writers, Performers, Students, Teachers
Teacher Grants
Teacher Grants available now for 2022-2023 school year!
ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES
 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
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