November ART Happenings


Center for the Arts Events

November 3rd from 5pm to 7pm - First Friday

First Friday - Gallery Stroll at 6 Locations in New London!

Meet the Artists at the CFA Gallery Stroll - Eat, Sip, Stroll. Locations include The New London Inn featuring Peter Anderson, Bar Harbor Bank and Trust featuring Carole Sanetti, Blue Loon Bakery featuring Tatiana Sink, New London Barn Playhouse Fleming Center Gallery featuring artists from the “Art Cafe", Tatewell Gallery featuring Ludmila Gayvoronsky, and Candita Clayton Gallery. Enjoy the beginning of Holiday Season with a Gallery Stroll.


Regional Arts Events

November 4th from 10am to 3pm

Route 3 Art Trail from Concord to Boscawen

The Route 3 Art Trail tour is a fun driving art tour on Saturday, November 4 from 10 to 3. This year, the trail has expanded to 15 locations starting in the north end of Concord, meandering up through Penacook and Boscawen, then cruising north to Franklin. Enjoy open studios, art and craft demonstrations, a free raffle, a local art tour, small give-aways and many other goodies along the way. This year’s tour includes a wide variety of artists, artisans and craftsmen. Painting, jewelry, photography, sculpture, handmade furniture, woodworking and fiber art of all varieties can be found along the way. Several independent creative businesses will have special activities planned for the day and many will host a featured artist in their space.

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November 4th from 5pm to 7pm

SKIT Celebrating 30 Years at the Wilmot Community Center

SKIT is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year! All are welcome to a potluck celebration where we'll reminisce on past productions and discuss future projects. This will take place Saturday, November 4th from 5pm to 7pm at the Wilmot Community Center.

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November 4th thru 12th

Christmas at The Fells

Tour The Fells Main House and get inspired! Professional interior designers, floral artists, decorators and talented volunteers have sprinkled their magic throughout to create this one-of-a-kind showhouse. Tickets are: $20 in advance through November 1, $25 at the door, $8 for children at all times. Dining Room Café open weekends. Our Holiday Gift Boutique features the finest regional artisans. November 4-12 10:00am-3:00pm weekends and 1:00-3:00pm weekdays.

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November 4th thru December 23rd

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Gallery of Gifts at the Library Arts Center

Get a jump on your holiday shopping and check out the Gallery of Gifts - Homemade Holiday Market at the Library Arts Center in Newport from November 4th thru December 23rd. Opening reception at the Library Arts Center on Friday, November 3rd from 5pm to 7pm.

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November 5th at 2pm

NH Humanities Speaker Steve Taylor at the Wilmot Historical Society

At 2 p.m. NH Humanities speaker Steve Taylor will speak on the impact of electricity on rural New Hampshire. His talk “Late in Arriving, How Electricity Changed Rural New Hampshire Life” will explore how development changed civic and social life in New Hampshire’s countryside. At 1:30 p.m. the Wilmot Historical Society will hold their annual meeting and election of board of directors in the Wilmot Town Hall at 9 North Wilmot Road. The agenda will include proposals for by-law updates, information about current projects, and a tribute to Walter Walker. Come early at 1 p.m. and enjoy refreshments and conversation before the meeting.

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November 5th from 11am to 3pm

Bark Basket Making with Jennifer Lee at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

Save the date for this opportunity to make a bark basket under the guidance of Jennifer Lee, Trustee and talented Northern Narragansett basket maker. This is a four hour workshop and all materials will be provided. The basket will be similar in size to those pictured and will be made from ash bark.

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November 8th from 1pm to 2:30pm

Improv for Caregivers at The Fleming Center at the New London Barn Playhouse

Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be overwhelming, lonely, and extremely difficult. The New London Barn Playhouse and Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice are supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts to offer FREE monthly events that connect caregivers going through similar situations and help them navigate different circumstances. The sessions combine insights from health care professionals with improvised scenarios where actors navigate common caregiving situations onstage. The series aims to help caregivers develop new communication skills, strategies to cope with stress, flexibility in relationships, and an understanding of loved ones’ changing perspectives. Attendees are welcome to participate in discussions and scenarios, or they may remain an observer.

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November 9th at 7:30pm

Ellis Paul at The Flying Goose

Ellis Paul doesn’t just write songs; he’s a guitar-carrying reporter who covers the human condition and details the hopes, loves, losses of those he observes, turning their stories into luminous pieces of music that get under your skin and into your bloodstream. And much like the artists who have influenced him, everyone from Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon to the singer-songwriter who is undoubtedly his greatest inspiration, Woody Guthrie, Paul weaves deeply personal experiences with social issues and renders them as provocative works that are as timely as they are timeless. 

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November 10th at 7pm

Bernice Lewis at the Sunapee CoffeeHouse

With almost four decades of performing festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, colleges, and house concerts, along with a half dozen acclaimed CDs, Bernice Lewis has built a solid national fan base. She is also a published poet, a producer, and an educator extraordinaire. Lewis — who studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar technique with Alex DeGrassi and Guy van Duser, and songwriting with Rosanne Cash and Cris Williamson — has been a featured performer on NPR’s Mountain Stage program, as well as at the Kennedy Center.She has a forty-year old daily yoga practice, loves good coffee, and her religion is the Grand Canyon.

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November 11th at 7pm and November 12th at 2pm

A Christmas Carol at the Newport Opera House

The Mount Royal Academy Knights’ Theater brings to life this timeless holiday classic of “A Christmas Carol,” an adaptation by John Jakes. Charles Dickens himself will act as your guide as he leads the audience through “A Christmas Carol,” the story of Ebenezer Scrooge on that fateful and blessed night that changed the course of Scrooge’s life as he is visited by three spirits; the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, who set out to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Perfect for the entire family, join Dickens as he takes you on Scrooge’s ghostly journey to redemption!

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November 16th at 7:30pm

Pousette Dart at The Flying Goose

The Pousette-Dart Band, led by Jon Pousette-Dart carved a place in the landscape of American music in the 1970’s. They were a mainstay of album radio, a favorite on the college circuit, and became one of the busiest touring groups in the US working with such acts as The Byrds, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, The Eagles, James Taylor, The J. Geils Band, Eddie Money, Manfred Mann, Jonathan Edwards, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Emmylou Harris, Gary Wright, Robert Palmer, Randy Newman, Journey, Billy Joel, NRBQ, and many more including the now famous Frampton Comes Alive tour, and the progressive Yes Fragile tour – playing arenas from Coast to Coast.

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November 17th at 7pm

Category 3 at The Andover CoffeeHouse

Playing music since the late 1970’s this trio has run the gamut from traditional folk, bluegrass, swing and original compositions. The selections tonight reflect a desire to find and share the good songs and tunes either from the past or hot off the press. After years of playing together in the Mink Hills Band the three embark on a stripped down offering to explore new and old territory.

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November 18th at 3pm

Kearsarge Chorale Presents The Road Home at Kearsarge Regional High School

Kearsarge Chorale presents THE ROAD HOME, a concert of inspiring choral music including Frostiana (settings of Robert Frost's poetry), Five days that Changed the World (celebrating the invention of printing, the abolition of slavery, the invention of penicillin, the first manned flight and the first man in space) as well as other works. 

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November 19th at 2pm

Thanks for Giving at the Newbury Center Meeting House

Each year the Center Meeting House of Newbury has a THANKS FOR GIVING program on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to recognize an individual or group who has made life better here in Newbury and the Lake Sunapee region. This year’s focus is on LAND, LAKE & LORE. Each honoree is an environmental steward of one of those areas and each has just retired from heading a local nonprofit. Join us in recognizing Debbie Stanley of Ausbon Sargent for her work protecting the Land, June Fichter of the Lake Sunapee Protective Association for her work protecting the Lake, and Susan Warren of The Fells for her preservation of the Lore, history, of our area. The program is on Sunday, November 19th at 2PM in the Center Meeting House. After which everyone is invited for refreshments in the Vets Hall.

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November 19th from 2pm to 3pm

Dancing Across Generations at The Fleming Center at the New London Barn Playhouse

Dance is an incredible experience to share with loved ones across all ages and abilities. Therefore, we are thrilled to offer the opportunity for caregivers and young children to dance together. This class is open to adults (caregivers, parents, grandparents, etc) and young children (ages 2-6) who want the rare opportunity of a shared movement experience. Adults are paired with their child to dance together and discover the joy, fun and connection created through movement. No prior dance experience is necessary and dance attire is not required. 

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November 30th and December 1st at 7pm

A Seussified Christmas Carol at The Claremont Opera House

A Seussified Christmas Carol is a comedy by Peter Bloedel. It’s a whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with, if he ever had his way with the story.

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November 30th thru December 17th

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Shaker Bridge Theatre

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

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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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