Events with JCC and around town: June 28-July 4 (Independence Day Weekend and beyond)

Events with JCC and around town: Summer reading programs, concerts, parades, fireworks, Sunday worship with guest preacher Sue Davidson, plus music around town and more!

TUE, June 28

  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
    Summer reading programs: Oceans of Possibilities. See links below for more info.
  • Community Event: TODDLER STORY HOUR
    11am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: PLANT A PIZZA
    3:30pm • Jackson Public Library

WED, June 29

THURS, June 30

  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • Community Service: WAY STATION
    2-5 • Food collection & distribution
    10-6 • Open shift for drop-ins and apts.
    • Staff and volunteers of JCC participate. Operating in church basement this week: Nativity Lutheran.
  • Community Resource: AA MEETING
    6pm? • JCC Parish House
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Wildcat Tavern: Rafe Matregrano • 6-9pm

FRI, July 1

  • ** FITNESS CLASS with Laurie McAleer  (no Friday classes this summer)**
  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • Community Event: FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT – DARK TRAIN EXPRESS
    Noon • Majestic Theater Cafe
    The Dark Train Express trio (Chad Cummings, Eben Eastman and Ben Wiggin) will play a spirited hour of Cummings’ pop/rock/jazz fusion originals.
    More info: https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php Tickets available by donation.
  • ** C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS **
    Resumes Fri, July 8
  • Community Event: MAJESTIC CAFE CONCERT – Laurie & Ken Turley
    7pm • Majestic Theater, Conway Village
    Info and tickets:https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php
    Walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited; reservations are recommended to guarantee your seat.  $10 per person cover charge. Wine, beer, & cocktails are available.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, music starts at 7pm.  Admission is limited to those 18 and older unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  
  • Community Event: FIRDAY NIGHT VERTICALS
    7pm • Cranmore Mountain Resort
    Let’s get vertical! Ski the Whites and Cranmore Mountain are hosting their 5th iteration of the Friday Night Vertical Series, which encourages runners and hikers of all abilities to conquer the slopes of Cranmore in summertime style. The group run to the top starts at 7pm, but those looking for a gentler ascent can always start their run/walk any time after 6pm. $5 registration fee per event. Register online today. Dates available throughout the summer. 
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Wildcat Tavern: Al Shafner  & CATWOLF• 6-9pm
    • Shannon Door: Mike & Becca • 6-9pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Rek’lis • 8-11pm

SAT, July 2

  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • COMMUNITY EVENT: Jackson Fireworks Display
    9pm • Jackson Village Park / Fields by Snowflake Inn The Fireworks will be going off from our Jackson Village Park area and the park area will be closed from Noon through the Fireworks. Viewing is typically available throughout the Jackson Village area. We recommend that you come early to get a good spot. Available: ice cream, popcorn, glow necklaces, balloons, and other fun stuff available from local and visiting vendors. For more information: https://jacksonnh.com/event/jackson-area-of-new-hampshire-fireworks-display/. Parking options are limited.
  • MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Jennifer Freedom • 7-10pm
    • Wildcat Tavern: Jeremy Dean • 6-9pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Riley Parkhurst Project • 8-11pm

SUN, July 3

  • ** INTERFAITH GATHERING (resumes next Sun, July 10) **
  • WORSHIP with FEAST of LOVE
    10:30am • JCC (in-person & zoom)
    • Zoom link and password required
    • Pianist: Alice Pepper
    • Guest preacher: Sue Davidson, retired Methodist minister & hospice chaplain
  • Community Event: OUTDOOR DINNER CONCERT – James Montgomery with Diane Blue
    7pm • Wildcat Tavern
    More info & tickets: https://www.wildcattavern.com/events/james-montgomery-with-diane-blue/. Dinner reservations must be made separately from purchase of tickets.
  • MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Riley Parkhurst Project • 6-9pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Mitch Alden  • 4-7pm

MON, July 4 – INDEPENDENCE DAY

  • Community Events / July 4th Observances:
    • Bartlett Parade: 11am
      • More info: https://bartlettrec.org/4th-of-july-2022/
      • Bartlett’s Annual Hellen Hayes Memorial 4th of July Parade Starts at 11AM July 4th at Black Fly Field and will go east on Rt 302, it will take a left at the Bartlett school and end at Hodgkins Park located behind the school.
      • Prizes:
        • Floats: $25 to $150
        • Motorcycles: $5 to $25
        • Walkers: $5 to $25
        • Bikes: $5 to $25
        • Others: $5 to $25
        • Animals: $5 to $25
        • Cars before 1950: $5 to $25
        • Cars after 1950 $5 to $25
        • Registration begins at 9am at Black Fly Field or fill out the registration form on line below. JUDGING ENDS AT 10:15 SHARP. If you wish to get judged, please intend to arrive by 9:30 if you pre-registered. Late Entries will not be included in the judging.
    • North Conway Parade & Fireworks:
      Schouler Park, No Conway, NH
      Blowout bonanza, including an annual parade, fireworks, local vendors, and live music, all at Schouler Park!
      • 1:30pm • parade starts
      • 9:30pm fireworks
      • In between, revelers can explore the shops along North Conway’s idyllic Main Street, watch a performance from the Tina Titzer Act One Dance Co., and listen to the sounds of Mike Malkin & Becca Deschenes and The Riley Parkhurst Project.
      • For more information, click here.
    • About other events:https://www.visitwhitemountains.com/blog/post/4th-of-july-events-in-the-white-mountains/
  • Community Event: BARTLETT PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
    9am- 1 pm • Bartlett Congregational Church
    • More info: https://www.bartlettpubliclibrary.org/4th-of-july-book-sale/
    • A Family/Community Time
    • Watch the 4th of July Parade (begins @ 11:00)
    • Buy books before, during or after
    • Spend time in the park – eating, listening, chatting
    • Paperbacks $.25 older $.50 newer
    • Hard Cover $l.00 older $2.00 newer
    • Hours to drop off books at the library: Saturday, June 25, 11-3 Monday, June 27, 2-8 Tuesday, June 28, 2-5, Wednesday, June 29, 12-6 Saturday, July 2, from 11-3 –
    • Sorting at Bartlett Congregational Church begins @ 9 AM, Saturday, July 2
      Volunteers are needed Saturday at the Bartlett Congregational Church, 9:00 AM until done.
    • Let Kathy know if you’d like to help or just drop in with books and stay for a while

TUE, July 5

  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
    Summer reading programs: Oceans of Possibilities. See links below for more info.
  • Community Event: TODDLER STORY HOUR
    11am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: LEGO PROGRAM with CODY WELLS
    3:30pm • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: AN AMERICAN SALUTE with Beacon Brass Quintet (Mountain Top Music program)
    7pm • Majestic Theater, Conway Village
    Info and tickets:https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php. An evening of musical Americana featuring the award winning Beacon Brass Quintet: Ken Amis, tuba; Kevin Owen, french horn; Dana Oakes, trumpet; Dana Russian, trumpet; and Hans Bohn, tromboneAcclaimed in Bostonia Magazine as “one of the nation’s finest chamber ensembles,” the Beacon Brass Quintet was the first brass ensemble to win the prestigious Concert Artists Guild Award.  The Quintet has performed throughout the United States on radio and television, and has recorded the theme music for “The Advocates,” on PBS.  In addition to concert venues, the Beacon Brass Quintet has been featured at prestigious special events, including a Carnegie Hall recital, the opening ceremonies for the John F. Kennedy Library, and the centennial dinner for the members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
     

COMMUNITY GARDENS:

  • Jackson: Community garden beds available
    We have a few garden beds available in the new Jackson Community Garden located next to the Jackson Public Library. The boxes are 4 feet by 16 feet, made from local hemlock, and are filled with organic ocean compost and aged cow manure.   If you’re interested, please contact Pam @ pam@northconwaylawyers.com for an application or stop by the Jackson Public Library to pick up an application.  There’s plenty of time left in this year’s growing season! 
  • Bartlett: Morrell Community Gardens
    https://bartlettrec.org/community-gardens-morrell-family-community-complex/

This weekend with JCC and around town: June 18-19 (including Father’s Day and Juneteenth Observances)

SAT, June 18

  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • Community Event: Soggy Po’ Boys (Mountain Top Music program)
    7:30pm • Majestic Theater
    The Soggy Po’ Boys serve their jazz messy, mixing brass-fueled mayhem with spirituals, Meters-style old-school funk, and the Caribbean side of the New Orleans tradition.On the Main Stage of the Majestic Theatre.  Admission to limited to those over 18 or accompanied by parent / guardian.  Doors and Majestic Cafe concessions open at 6:30 pm, music at 7:30 pm. Info & ticket: https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php
  • MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door:Mike & Becca • 7-10pm
    • Wildcat Tavern: Carolyn Ramsay Band • 6-9pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Wooden Nickles • 8-11pm

SUN, June 19 – FATHER’s DAY & JUNETEENTH OBSERVANCES

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Pavilion behind Whitney Community Center (and zoom)
    • in-person & zoom
    • Gather for poetry, conversation and prayer
    • Zoom link and password required
  • WORSHIP with FATHER’S DAY OBSERVANCE
    10:30am • JCC (in-person & zoom)
    • Zoom link and password required
    • Guest Pianist: Maisie Brown
    • Father’s Day Message with Stephen Weeder
    • Minister: Rev Gail Doktor
    • Reception to enjoy friends, members, and special out-of-town guests follows the service
  • MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Mike & Becca • 6-9pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Greg Walsh  • 4-7pm
  • Community Events: JUNETEENTH OBSERVANCES

About Juneteenth

What this day means and how we observe it in NH

JUNETEENTH OBSERVANCES:

June 19:

Through June 20:


SONGS for JUNETEENTH:

Fury & Faith —  Amanda Gorman

You will be told this is not a problem, 
Not your problem. 
You will be told now is not the time
For change to begin, 
Told that we cannot win. 

But the point of protest isn’t winning; 
It’s holding fast to the promise of freedom, 
Even when fast victory is not promised. 

Meaning, we cannot stand up to police 
If we cannot cease policing our imagination,
Convincing our communities that this won’t work, 
When the work hasn’t even begun,
That this can wait, 
When we’ve already waited out a thousand suns.
By now, we understand
That white supremacy
& the despair it demands
Are as destructive as any disease.

So when you’re told that your rage is reactionary,
Remind yourself that rage is our right.
It teaches us it is time to fight.
In the face of injustice,
Not only is anger natural, but necessary,
Because it helps carry us to our destination.

Our goal is never revenge, just restoration.
Not dominace, just dignity.
Not fear, just freedom.
Just justice.

Whether we prevail is not detemined
By all the challenges that are present,
But by all the change that is possible.

& though we are unstoppable,
If we ever feel we might fail,
If we be fatigued & frail, 
When our fire can no longer be fueled by fury,
We will always be fortified by this faith,
Found in the anthem, the vow:

Black lives matter,
No matter what.
Black lives are worth living,
Worth defending,
Worth every struggle.
We owe it to the fallen to fight,
But we owe it to ourselves to never stay kneeling
When the day calls us to stand. 

Together, we envision a land that is liberated, not lawless.
We create a future that is free, not flawless.
Again & again, over & over,
We will stride up every mountainside,
Magnanimous & modest.
We will be protected & served
By a force that is honored & honest.
This is more than protest
               It’s a promise.

Articles and information about Juneteenth:

Statement from NH UCC’s Racial Justice Group:

Our Purpose in Celebrating Juneteenth in New Hampshire is based upon our desire for greater visibility, education, and alliance in a state and geographic region that is historically perceived as demographically white. This misperception is perpetuated through the mainstream and local media; socially, culturally, and politically governed institutions; and lack of cultural awareness manifested in expressions of implicit bias. On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Governor Chris Sununu signed a bill proclaiming an annual observance Juneteenth as an officially recognized state holiday. This act ended many decades of oversight.
       Juneteenth Commemorates the End of Slavery and the Beginning of a Journey into Freedom – It recalls how the states of Louisiana and Texas heard that President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Slavery continued in those two states for more than two years after the proclamation was signed due to active resistance. News of Emancipation had not been fully shared until June 19, 1865. Hence this is the origin of the Juneteenth holiday which is still celebrated in many communities of African American descent. Americans, this is our collective history and a narrative that deserves to be shared. Remember that in NH, slaves were not legally freed until the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, though many NH people fought on the side of the Union. NH was not a free state.
      The truth is that people of African heritage have always been part of New Hampshire history. The narrative of enslaved African people and their descendants is far too often untold and denied. We appreciate the ongoing efforts of our allies to preserve these stories. We embrace Juneteenth as an opportunity to request that EVERYONE participate and join us in celebration for the whole month of June.

EVENTS at JCC and around Town this Weekend: June 10-12

WHITE MOUNTAIN PRIDE MONTH: All Events

FRI, June 10

  • C3: COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS will resume in 2 weeks (Fri, June 24) – Rev Gail will be away for two weeks
  • Community Event: MAJESSTIC CAFE:  Mike Sakash (saxophone) and Jed Wilson (piano).
    7pm • Majestic Theater Cafe, Conway Village
    • More info & tickets: https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php
    • Walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited; reservations are recommended to guarantee your seat.  $10 per person cover charge. Wine, beer, & cocktails are available.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, music starts at 7pm.  Admission is limited to those 18 and older unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 
    • Please note that online reservations are turned off at 6pm on night of show.  Walk-ins are still welcome. We will do our best to accommodate you in available seats.
  • MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Sheehan & Holden • 6-90pm
    • Wildcat Tavern: Al Shafner • 6-8:30pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Cat Wolf  • 8-11pm

SAT, June 11

  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • Community Event: JOSH & DARIN VARIETY HOUR (Mountain Top Music Event for Jen’s Friends)
    7:30pm • Majestic Theater, Conway Village
    • More info & tickets: https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php
      Live and in person! Original sketches, parody songs and one-liners, plus tribute sketches, special guest interviews, and music from local performers – all in the beautifully renovated Majestic Theater! All proceeds from ticket sales go to Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation. Produced by Josh and Darin; sponsored by Mountain Top Music and others. Admission to limited to those over 18 or accompanied by parent / guardian.  Doors and Majestic Cafe concessions open at 6:30 pm, the show at 7:30 pm.
  • MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Rafe Matregrano • 7-10pm
    • Wildcat Tavern: Jeremy Dean • 6-9pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Lazy River Riders • 8-11pm

SUN, June 12

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Pavilion behind Whitney Community Center (and zoom)
    • in-person
    • NO ZOOM this week
    • Gather for poetry, conversation and prayer
    • Facilitated this week by Jeanette Heidmann & Sandy Aylor (Rev Gail is traveling)
  • WORSHIP: Trinity Sunday
    10:30am • JCC (in-person & livestreaming – NO ZOOM this week)
    • In-person
    • LIvestreaming on Sunday morning @ jxncc.org
    • NO ZOOM this week
    • Message: Rev Joyce Scott
    • Music: acapella
    • This week our worship is LIVE & IN-PERSON or you can watch the livestream through the video feed above (refresh your screen if it doesn’t load after a few moments). We won’t be able to provide a ZOOM experience due to staffing shortage (COVID and travel)
  • Community Event: COLD RIVER RADIO SHOW w/ Jonathan Sarty
    7pm • Majestic Theater, Conway Village
    • More info & tickets: https://coldriverradio.com/#3d4e40d4-5be6-45bb-b573-e21d2b8f2c13
    • Headlining “True Grit and Rock and Roll Band,” The Silks from Providence, Rhode Island, Comedian Jim Collition, Award-winning Author Bruce Robert Coffin, and Local Spotlight Singer/Songwriter, and Future Berklee College of Music Student, Willow Carter. We also welcome very special guest Host Laura Knoy of NHPR’s The Exchange. In-Person TICKETS / Live Stream TICKETS
  • MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Riley Parkhurst • 6-9pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Blue Sunday w/ Poke Chop & Other White Meat  • 5-8pm
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