March ART Happenings


March 3rd at 6:30pm - First Friday Theramin Concert at Whipple Hall

First Friday Theramin Concert with Chris Martiello

What is a Theramin?

The most hauntingly beautiful music you have ever heard! This instrument creates music using the magnetic forces from your body! Chris Martiello will present this unique demonstration in an entertaining and fascinating way, followed by Q&As. Don't miss it. Whipple Hall, 25 Seamans Road, New London, NH at 6:30pm.



March 19th at 4pm - St. Patrick's Comes to Whipple Hall

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Originating in Ireland, Irish step dancing is a traditional dance form that includes both social and performance opportunities. It encompasses a wide variety of styles for solo, pair, and group dances. The McGonagle Dancers have received numerous awards at the national and international level of competition.

The Sunapee Singers will add to the afternoon with a cheerful collection of Irish tunes with some familiar favorites mixed in including When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Down by the Sally Gardens, Catch a Falling Star, Over the Rainbow, Danny Boy, Bendemeer’s Stream, How are Things in Glocca Morra, Molly Malone, The Irish Blessing. Come and enjoy this energetic show!

Purchase tickets on PayPal, or at Morgan Hill Bookstore, or Tatewell Gallery sold until NOON on March 18th. Tickets will be available by Cash or Check at the Door


March 21st at 5:30pm - Tapestry Tuesday AT TRACY LIBRARY

"Votes for Woman; A History of the Suffrage Movement" with Liz Tentarelli

The campaign for women's right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were the key players in New Hampshire and the nation? What issues and obstacles did they face? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women's suffrage amendment? Who was left out when women got the right to vote? Using historic photos and documents, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey. Liz is president of the League of Women Voters NH, a non-partisan organization that is the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association 

5:30pm at Tracy Library in New London. Space is limited, Register at [email protected]. Also available on Zoom. 


Thru March 15th at Library Arts Center

Winners from the Juried Regional Art Exhibit

Next up in the Gallery: SELECTIONS 2023: A Group Exhibit featuring Winners from the Juried Regional On Exhibit: Feb. 4-Mar. 15th.

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March 2nd thru 19th at Shaker Bridge Theatre

The Lifespan of a Fact

Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy – an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head-to-head in a story exploding with blistering comedy and timely relevance. 

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March 2nd at 7:30pm at The Flying Goos

Mark Erelli Trio

Following full-bodied rock forebears Tom Petty, George Harrison, and Roy Orbison, Erelli's songwriting explores the unknown glories of this planet and love’s transformational power. Over his two decade-long career, the singer-songwriter-sideman-producer-writer has proven himself equally at home in a multitude of roles: producing albums for artists like GRAMMY-winner Lori McKenna; serving as a sideman guitarist for artists like Paula Cole, Marc Cohn, and Josh Ritter; writing and producing his own material, like 2018’s “By Degrees,” for which he was nominated for Song of the Year at the Americana Honors and Awards; and most recently, becoming an advocate for low-vision artists and working with venues to make their spaces more accessible. Written in the wake of his diagnosis with a degenerative retinal disease, Erelli's upcoming 2023 album Lay Your Darkness Down is the next step on Erelli's journey, following up on 2020's Blindsided, which garnered praise from Rolling Stone Country, the Associated Press, NPR, The Boston Globe, and more.

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March 8th thru March 26th at Northern Stage


Cynthia shocks her friends, a group of factory workers in Redding, PA by applying for a position in the factory’s management. Globalization and automation bring massive cuts to the factory, unraveling decades old friendships and exposing the racial fault lines of the town. Can the union strike hold or will everyone have to fend for themselves? This heart-wrenching portrait of the human cost of the decline in manufacturing shines a light on working class communities that often feel left behind. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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March 9th from 4pm to 6pm at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

Beaded Rosette Virtual Workshop

This virtual workshop will be conducted by Director, Andy Bullock, to help you learn the tips and techniques for success in making a beaded rosette. The cost is $35 for members or $40.00 for non members. The cost includes all materials. Registration closes February 27th so that materials can be mailed out ahead of time. This workshop is appropriate for ages teen through adult and will be limited to 12 participants. Please supply shipping address when registering. You will also need a computer with video/audio access, scissors, a pencil, and one paper towel sheet.  

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March 10th at 7:30pm at the Sunapee CoffeeHouse

Randy Miller and Jane Orzechowski

Randy Miller and Jane Orzechowski are both recipients of numerous music and arts awards including the Folk Heritage Award from the Governor and the NH State Council on the Arts. They are both icons in the world of traditional Celtic Music and Contradance.

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March 16th at 7:30pm at The Flying Goose

Aztec Two Step

Aztec Two-Step 2.0 featuring Rex Fowler, Dodie Pettit & Friends. The story of Rex Fowler and Aztec Two-Step is intertwined with the history of folk/rock music in America. Originating from a chance meeting at an “open mic night” in Boston in 1971, Rex and Neal Shulman went on to record four albums on Elektra & RCA Records. Performing worldwide, they were critically acclaimed in newspapers, reviewed in Rolling Stone Magazine, and appeared on radio and TV including The King Biscuit Flower Hour, World Cafe Live and David Letterman. They appeared in concert with The Band, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Carly Simon, The Beach Boys and so many more, and have recently been inducted into the New England Music Hall of Fame, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award.  

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March 17th at 7pm at The Andover CoffeeHouse

Crowes Pasture

Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin perform moving and inspirational songs that are sometimes joyful, sometimes wistful, and oftentimes, poignant, and that reflect a mutual passion for life, family and humanity. Their intimately blended vocal harmonies are mixed with an expressive and unique instrumental style that is best described as "a banjo-guitar romance." Crowes Pasture's style of intimate and soulful folk transports and connects listeners through universal experiences in their “skillfully crafted, emotional songwriting” (Chris Eastburn, award-winning composer).

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March 18th from 10am to 4pm at The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

Maple Day

It’s the sweetest time of the year in New Hampshire! The museum will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with outside demonstrations. It is free to attend this event, however, regular admission applies to tour the museum. There is no charge to come into the lobby area or the gift shop. Maple- themed baked goods will be available for purchase. Visit sugar houses in the area all weekend.

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March 18th at 8pm at the Claremont Opera House

Jordan TW Trio

Putting a fresh spin on traditional Celtic music, the Jordan TW Trio delivers a dynamic show full of foot-stompin' fiddle tunes, haunting airs and classic sing-alongs. For over a decade, fiddler/singer Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, guitarist Matthew Jensen and bassist Chris Noyes have blended the music of Ireland and Scotland with their own original material, drawing on multiple genres to produce a unique sound that has been described as “larger-than-life” and “brisk, lean and exceedingly lovely.” 

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March 24th at 7pm at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

Native American Stories

This live program is free, thanks to the generosity of New Hampshire Humanities and is in partnership with the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Bring your chairs and join us for a night of stargazing and storytelling around a campfire at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. Telescopes will be set up for viewing and we’ll have smores. Please note the museum bathrooms and gift shop will be open but the galleries will be closed for viewing. If it is too cloudy, the program will be moved to Friday, March 31, 2023.

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March 24th at 7pm at the Sunapee CoffeeHouse

Jennifer Cully Curtin

On her website Jennifer Curtin says:

“My name is Jennifer and I live in the wilds of central Vermont with my husband Jim and two kids, Finbar and Maeve. I have always had a passion for singing and making music of all kinds. Recently, with the help of Colin McCaffrey, I released a recording of traditional and contemporary Celtic & British Isles songs titled "Comfort for the Comfortless". I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it (which was a lot!). May the songs inspire you to go out and make your own music – or at least sing in the shower!”

The press says:

“Curtin has a lovely voice and “Comfort for the Comfortless” is an apt title, as this album never jars the senses nor makes promises it can’t keep. Instead we have a fine singer at home in a genre of music that emanates from lands far across the sea.”

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March 25th from 6pm to 10pm at Colby Sawyer

The Outing Club Presents Spring Fever

Do you have a case of Spring Fever? We have the cure! Join the Outing Club for a night of dancing with the ultimate disco band Motor Booty Affair! Saturday, March 25th at the Ware Center at Colby-Sawyer. The evening will include cash bar, heavy hors oeuvres, silent and live auction and a photo booth! Each ticket will include one signature cocktail. Limited number of tickets available so make sure to get yours soon!

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March 30th at 7:30pm at The Flying Goose

Dave Mallett

Singer-songwriter, David Mallett, is one of America’s true original troubadours. In a career spanning four decades, he has recorded 17 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic Garden Song [Inch by Inch, Row by Row] and performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. He has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets. ​

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Library Arts Center
Ava Gallery and Art Center 
Kearsarge Center for Performing Arts
New London Barn Playhouse
Dance Arts Academy
Tracy Memorial Library
Newbury Public Library
Abbott Library
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.
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!
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
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.
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