Chowder, Microbrews, Parties, & more at Waterville Valley Memorial Weekend

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The first holiday weekend of the summer kicks off with a number of special events and activities at Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire's White Mountains. 

Waterville Valley Golf ClubParty at the Golf Club
The Waterville Valley Golf Club, 3 Lost Pass Road, is celebrating its 112th season with a party on Saturday, May 29, from 5-7 p.m.  Light fare and libations will be served and the public is invited to attend.  603-236-4805.

Fishing Derby
Waterville Valley is hosting a Fishing Derby: Casting for Kirby, on Saturday, May 29 at Corcoran Pond next to the Town Square.  Ages 15 and under are invited to try and catch Kirby, the legendary, un-catchable lunker of Corcoran Pond!  There are staggered start times by age group.  Ages 7 and under begin at 8 a.m., ages 8 to 11 at 8:30 a.m., and ages 12-15 at 9 a.m.  Registration is $5 ($7 day of event), and includes a t-shirt and starter bait.  There will be great prizes, including rod and reel combos, guided hunting and fishing tours and much more.  603-236-4695.

Smuttynose Microbrews featured at Waterville Valley Resort BrewfestChowder & Microbrew Fest
The 21st annual Chowderfest and the 1st annual Microbrewfest in Town Square on Sunday, May 30.  The fun begins at 11:30 a.m. with live music by Cody James and Revelation.  Local restaurants will start serving samples of their chowder at noon and you vote for your favorites.  The sampling fee is $7 per person, $5 per child 12 and under.   Local microbreweries will be promoting their summer ales under the Town Square Tent from noon until 5 p.m.  There will be family entertainment, including a magician, balloon twisting, face painting and sand art from 1-3 p.m.  The Golden Clam Award winner will be announced at 3 p.m., and then live music continues with the reggae band Saylyn from 3-5 p.m. 

Book Sale
Osceola Library will host their annual Book Sale on the grounds of the library (corner of Valley & West Branch Roads) on Saturday, May 29 from 12-3 p.m.  New this year are Osceola Library tote bags.  Make a $20 or more donation and receive a logoed tote bag to fill with all the books you buy at the sale!  There will be a guess the number of bookmarks in a jar contest, too.  Prizes will be given out for the closest guesses. 

Art Gallery Opening
The Rey Center Art Gallery, located on the second level of Town Square, will hold an Opening Reception on Friday, May 28 from 6-8 p.m.   The exhibit, "A Change of Scenery," features works by painter Michelle Johnsen and photographer Ian Raymond.  The artists will be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will be served.  This program is free and open to the public.  603-236-3308.

Waterville Valley, NH Skateboard ParkSkate Park Opens
The Waterville Valley Skate Park is a fun, safe and friendly environment for everyone in the skate community.  Skate Park is located in the parking lot of Town Square and will be open Memorial Day weekend from 10 a.m. to dusk. 

Snow’s Mt. Chairlift Open
Waterville Valley’s scenic double chairlift rides up Snow’s Mountain offer a new experience for summer and fall guests who don’t hit the slopes in winter.  Ride options include a round trip summit ride or a ride up then hike or mountain bike back down the mountain’s 600 vertical feet.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends through June 27, then daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through September 1.

Tennis Mixed Doubles
The Waterville Valley Tennis Center will host the annual Memorial Day Mixed Doubles tournament on Saturday and Sunday, May 29-30.  The cost to enter a team is $20.  603-236-4840.

Literary Discussion
Join the Rey Center for an intellectual evening of literary discussion on Saturdays from 4:30-6 p.m.  Meet at the Rey Center in Town Square.  Hors d’oeuvres are potluck.  Readings are provided in advance.  The cost is $5 per member, $8 per non-member.

Spring Wildflowers
The Rey Center will host a Walk-Talk on Saturday, May 29 from 1-4 p.m.  Join research coordinator, Kim Votta, and learn how to identify early spring wildflowers.  Meet at the Rey Center in Town Square.  603-236-3308.

Stargazing at the Rey Center, Waterville Valley, NHStargazing Program
Join a McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center educator on Saturday, May 29 from 9-11 p.m. to learn about current celestial events and objects in the night sky.  Meet at the Rey Center in Town Square.

Nature Scavenger Hunt
Explore the natural world on Sunday, May 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon during the Rey Center’s Family Nature Scavenger Hunt.  Meet at the Rey Center in Town Square.

Plantable Paper Crafts
Make your own paper filled with flower seeds.  Plant the paper and watch it grow!  Drop by the Rey Center from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 30 for their program, Natural Crafts: Plantable Paper. 

Curious George Storytime
Pull up a bean bag chair and listen to your favorite Curious George stories at the Rey Center in Town Square on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.  All ages welcome.  Admission is by donation.

Library Wish List
Osceola Library commences its 125th anniversary with a "Wish List" promotion that begins Memorial Day Weekend and continues throughout the summer.  Bookmonger in Town Square is sponsoring this event on behalf of the library.  Here's how it works:  Stop by Bookmonger and check out the library's "Wish List."  Choose a book or books you would like to purchase and donate to the library and Bookmonger will give you a 10% discount off the first book, 15% off two books, and 20% off three books.  There are special bookplates available for you to sign your name as the donor, then just leave the books in the drop box located in the store.  It's that easy!  Consider having a child donate a children's book and signing their name on the bookplate.  Imagine the fun they will have coming back in future years and seeing their name in the book!  All books donated as part of this 125th anniversary celebration will become a part of the permanent library collection.

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Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Wow!!! What is NOT happening in New Hampshire this month?  lol  I'll take the chowder, the wildflowers and the golf.  Have fun

May 25, 2010 04:48 AM #1
Jan Stearns
Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH - Waterville Valley, NH
Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty

LOL, Jean...this list is what's happening just THIS WEEKEND!!  Can you believe it?!  You should see what the rest of the summer looks like.  Actually, you'll be able to because I'm going to post the week(end)s events every Thursday. 



May 25, 2010 04:54 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team when do you have time to work with all of that fun happening????  looks like all is well in N.H.!!!

May 25, 2010 06:34 AM #3
Jan Stearns
Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH - Waterville Valley, NH
Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty

Hi has been interfering with my life lately...Just have to make it through this weekend - which I've heard is going to be gorgeous.  Unfortunately, I'll be stuck at home because I'm having a yard sale.  

May 25, 2010 11:28 AM #4
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

See, if you lived somewhere like, uh, San Diego, your first holiday weekend of the summer would have been President's Day. LOL

May 30, 2010 12:36 PM #5
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