VALENTINE'S DAY IS FRIDAY
Valentine’s Day is Friday … a holiday observed with cards & chocolates, roses & candlelight dinners.

This festival of candy and cupids originated in the dark days of the 3rd Century AD when Emperor Claudius executed two men, each named “Valentine” , for undefined offenses. Then in 5th Century AD, the Catholic Church declared the “Valentines” were actually martyrs, granted them sainthood and declared a celebration of Saint Valentine's Day. As the years went on, the holiday grew sweeter and was romanticized by Chaucer and Shakespeare. Hand cut paper hearts and cards were exchanged by friends and lovers. Eventually the tradition made its way to the New World and the Industrial Revolution ushered in factory made cards. 

In 1913, the Hallmark Co. in Kansas City, Missouri, started mass producing Valentines. 

February has never been the same since.
PLEASE NOTE
Two events cancelled by last week’s winter storms have been rescheduled as follows:
Sunapee PD’s presentation of the film “Angst” will be on Thursday, Feb. 20th at SMHS.
Zak Trojano’s Sunapee Coffeehouse performance will now be on Feb. 28th. 

CUE THE MUSIC!
THIS WEEK: OPEN MIC NIGHT
The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs. Storytellers also welcome!
NEXT WEEK: MARTIN GROSSWENDT
Martin Grosswendt has been exploring the roots and branches of American acoustic music for more than 40 years. 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. 

LET'S GET "ARTSY"
THE LAKE SUNAPEE AREA'S GOT TALENT
CLIMATE CHANGE CONVERSATION
DISCOVER YOUR IMPACT
The public is invited to join the Sunapee Middle High School 'Climate Change Education Conversation'.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

6:00 pm at SMHS
FEBRUARY VACATION/FAMILY FUN
STAY SAFE ON THE ICE
OUTDOOR RECREATION
Please take care and stay safe on the ice! 

Check the NH Fish & Game website:

LSPA'S THURSDAY'S CHILD DINNER
Make your reservations for LSPA’s Thursday’s Child Dinner at New London Inn’s Coach House Restaurant. 

FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Join us for a good time and great food at The Coach House Restaurant at The New London Inn.

50% of the proceeds will be donated to support LSPA's environmental programs. 
ONGOING/MONTHLY ACTIVITIES
Sunday Craft Group

Try your hand at cute applique gloves, or bring your own craft to work on! 

Next dates are at the Newbury Public Library: Feb 16, March 1 and March 15

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.

Richards Free Library
58 N. Main Street Newport  

Council on Aging

Memoir Writing on Tuesday at 10:00 am

Walk In Painting Tuesdays at 1:00 pm

Line Dancing at KComm Presbyterian Church Wed 10:00 am

Needlework Craft Group Wed 1:00 pm

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
We have faith that after Iowa’s virtual tie and
Caucus results tabulating debacle… 

NH’s vote counters have posted an accurate tally for our
First in the Nation Presidential Primary !

265 days until the 2020 Presidential election on Nov. 3rd. 
Wednesday’s email “ SUNAPEE HAPPENINGS
highlights a selection of events in our community each week.  

For complete details on everything happening around the
Lake Sunapee area, check out the
Project Sunapee Community Calendar at:

 You too, may submit all nonprofit and civic events
to that same calendar for posting.