THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town May 29-June 2

HIGHLIGHTS @ JCC: Wed – Women’s High Tea, Thurs – Yoga, AA, Fri – Pastor’s Hours & Trillium Summit Planning Mtg, Sun – Interfaith Gathering & Worship (possible children’s program). AROUND TOWN: Fri – Environmental Trivia (Tuckerman Brewing), Sat – Spring Wildflower Walk (Tin Mtn Program), Sun – Explore Kamchatka with Hardings (Jackson Library), Mendelssohns Concert (The Preserve, Chocorua with Mountain Top Music)

TUE, May 28

  • Community Event: WHITE MOUNTAIN PRIDE WEEK FAITH-BASED EVENT PLANNING
    9am-Noon • Via phone
    Calls to organize spiritual events in valley for Pride Week, in collaboration with other local churches. Rev Gail coordinates this programming. More info re Pride Week.
  • NHCUCC ANNUAL MEETING & WORSHIP PLANNING CONF CALLS
    Noon-3:30pm • Via phone
    Calls to organize NHCUCC annual conference meeting including worship elements. Rev Gail participates.

WED, May 29

  • WOMEN’S GROUP @ HIGH TEA
    Noon • Clipper Merchant Tea House
    Friends and members of JCC have lunch and high tea in Bridgton, ME. This venue will soon be closing as they attempt to find a new location. More info.

THURS, May 30

  • PASTORAL CARE VISITS
    Midday • MA & ME
  • BLISS YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • First Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church. Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners. Weather dependent; if schools are delayed or closed, the class will be cancelled.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church

FRI, May 31

  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN HOURS @ JTOWN
    8:30-10am • JTown Deli, Jackson
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or text/call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.
  • TRILLIUM SUMMIT PLANNING SESSION
    10:30am • Second Floor, Church
    Adult organizational team meets to review plans for June 8th’s trillium summit event. More info or to register for this program.
  • Community Event: ENVIRONMENTAL TRIVIA
    6:30-8:30pm • Tuckerman Brewing, Conway
    Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center at Tuckerman Brewing Co. for a fun evening of environmental trivia, food, beer, & prizes! Come with a team or join one when you arrive. $5 donation per participant.

SAT, June 1

  • Community Event: SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK
    Tin Mountain Conservation Center program. See their site for more info (event calendar was not functioning when this email was prepared, so details weren’t available.)

SUN, June 2

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
  • WORSHIP with COMMUNION
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership & message by Rev Gail Doktor
  • Community Event: EXPLORE KAMCHATKA with the HARDINGS
    7-9pm • Jackson Public Library Travel to the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian far east. Sam & Betsey Harding will discuss their journey on a Russian research ship and the wildlife and landscape they encountered. more
  • Community Event: MELODIC MUSIC OF THE MENDELSSOHNS
    7:30pm • The Preserve, 88 Philbrick Neighborhood Rd in Chocorua
    Mountain Top Music Community Orchestra plays music by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, under the baton of Dr. Julia Howell. Suggested donation $10/person, $20/family, at the door. Info.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: May 25-27 (JCC & Around Town)

HIGHLIGHTS @ JCC: Sat – Plant Sale & Wedding, Sun – Interfaith Gathering & Worship with Memorial Day Observance & Wedding. AROUND TOWN: Sat – Plant Sale & Mini-Book Sale (Old Red Library) & Craft Fair (Gibson Ctr & Schouler Park), Sun – Wildquack Duck Race & Music Festival (Jackson Village), Craft Fair (Gibson Ctr & Schouler Park), Concert with Seacoast Wind Ensemble (Fryeburg Academy), Memorial Day (Mon) – Jackson, Bartlett & Conway Memorial Day Observances (Multiple sites)

SAT, May 25

  • Community Event: MEMORIAL DAY CRAFT FAIR
    10am – 5pm • Gibson Center & Schouler Park, North Conway.
  • CHURCH PLANT SALE & LIBRARY MINI-BOOK SALE
    9am – Noon • Plant Sale @ Old Red Library, Jackson
    10am – 1pm • Mini Book Sale @ Old Red Library, Jackson
    Come choose from a large selection of locally grown perennials, annuals, seedlings, and houseplants to enhance your home and gardens! Proceeds from  plant sale support the distribution of cooking/heating stoves in the areas of Zimbabwe affected by the devastating hurricane Idai.
  • Private Event: WEDDING
    3pm • Jackson Community Church
    Rev Gail officiates.

SUN, May 26

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazebo by Jackson Historical Society
  • WORSHIP with MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership & message by Rev Gail Doktor
  • Community Event: MEMORIAL DAY CRAFT FAIR
    10am – 5pm • Gibson Center & Schouler Park, North Conway.
  • Community Event: WILD QUACK DUCK RACE & MUSIC FESTIVAL
    Morning • Pond & fields by Snowflake Inn.
    Duck tickets, music plus kids games, roaming train rides, face painting, local and visiting fair food vendors, ice cream, cake tasting. More Info.
    1:45pm • Big Ducks go down the river
    2pm • Regular & Olympic Ducks go down the river
  • Private Event: WEDDING
    2pm • Wentworth Gazebo/Jackson Community Church
    Rev Gail officiates.
  • Community Event: MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT with SEACOAST WIND ENSEMBLE
    7pm • Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy.
    Performance by the Seacoast Wind Ensemble, a Sousa-style 50-piece band, has been underwritten by Col. Karen and Lt. Col. Jim Umberger, Air Force Retired,. Free to the public; accepting donations to support future White Mountain Musical Arts concerts.

MON, May 27: Memorial Day!

  • Info on all Memorial Day Weekend observances
  • Community Event: JACKSON & BARTLETT MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
    * 9am • Gathering of participants at 9 a.m. at the J-Town Deli starting st
    * 9:30am • Proceed to the Jackson Village Cemetery, with participation from the Jackson Grammar School Band, the Bartlett VFW and Post 95. A small procession will end at the Jackson Village Cemetery.
    * 10-11:15am • VFW and American Legion Post 95 will next head to the Intervale cemetery on Route 16-A. They will then travel back to Glen, and a short march will take place to the Glen cemetery, followed by a trip to Bartlett Village, where another procession will be held at
    * 11:30am • Proceed from near the ball field to Fred Hodgkins Veterans Park at the Josiah Bartlett Elementary School.
    * Luncheons • Veterans and Immediate Families – Served by the Francis P. Murphy VFW 5386 Post auxiliary to veterans and their immediate families at the VFW Post. General Public – Luncheon will be served to the general public at the Bartlett Congregational Church at 11:30 a.m., with donations accepted.
    * 1:30pm • North Conway American Legion Post 95 and the Bartlett VFW will then travel south to the North Conway cemetery for observances.
    * For more information, call Louis Lavender, Francis P. Murphy VFW Post of Bartlett, at (603) 356-9490 or Jim LeFebvre of American Legion Post 95 of North Conway at (603) 356-7296.
  • Community Event: CONWAY OBSERVANCE
    * 11:30am • members of American Legion Post 46 of Conway will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the Conway Veterans Honor Roll outside Kennett Middle School. A rifle salute will also be held, and the KHS/Middle School Band will play taps.
    * Noon • Gather at Conway Village Cemetery on Washington Street in Conway Village, Members will participate in raising the colors, a military gun salute and laying of a wreath, and the KHS/Middle School Band will again play taps and a rifle salute will be held.
    * 1pm • Veterans will meet at Mineral Springs Rehabilitation and Retirement Center, where the KHS/Middle School Band will again play taps.
    * 1:45pm • Members will do a wreath-laying ceremony at the courtyard cemetery at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church on Pleasant Street in Conway.
    * 2:30pm • Luncheon buffet will be served to members and the public at American Legion Ralph W. Shirley Post 46 (447-3927) on Tasker Hill Road.

THIS WEEK: May 21-26

TUE, May 21

  • Community Event: VILLAGE BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT MEETING
    Noon • Snowflake Inn
    Note from eNews: “We are seeking interested members to join our Jackson Village Beautification Project. We need your input and help to get just the right look for our incredible Village. If interested, please contact the Chamber 603-383-9356 or Sue Ann Methot at the Snowflake – 603-383-8259. We are fortunate to have Carrie Scribner (dutch bloemen winkel) and Sandra Plourde (Christmas Farm Inn & Spa) on the committee.”
  • CLERGY GROUP
    12:30pm • No Conway
    Clergy group gathers for lunch and colleagial work.
  • DAISY SCOUTS
    2:45-4:30pm • Parish House, Jackson Community Church
  • DEACONS MEETING
    4pm • Second Floor, Church Library Room
    Meet to prepare worship plans and review pastoral care concerns in community.
  • Community Event: WHITE MOUNTAIN PRIDE CELEBRATION – PLANNING COMMITTEE
    7pm • The Cranmore Inn, No. Conway
    These meetings are open to anyone interested in supporting Pride in the Valley.  This committee meets to plan events for the 1st annual White Mountains Pride Celebration. More info.

THURS, May 23

  • Community Event: NORTHERN CARROLL COUNTY CARE PROVIDERS NETWORK
    9-11am • Tech Village, No Conway
  • BLISS YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • First Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church. Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners. Weather dependent; if schools are delayed or closed, the class will be cancelled.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church

FRI, May 24

  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN HOURS @ JTOWN
    7-9am • JTown Deli, Jackson
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or text/call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.
  • PASTORAL HOURS
    9:30-11:30am • Second Floor, Church
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.
  • Private Event: WEDDING REHEARSAL
    4pm • Jackson Community Church

SAT, May 25

  • Community Event: ALTON WEAGLE DAY
    8am – 5pm • Mt Washington Auto Road Alton Weagle had a passion for Mt. Washington. To show his passion, he climbed the Mt. Washington Auto Road in a number of unique ways: by car, on foot, walking backwards, blindfolded and finally pushing a wheelbarrow full of sugar…just to name a few. We invite you to dream up a “first ascent” of some kind and run the idea by us – you just may get invited to celebrate with us! Send us an email with your first ascent idea to info@mt-washington.com or contact the Mt. Washington Auto Road 603-466-3988.
  • Community Event: BIRDING at BROWNFIELD BOG (Tin Mountain Conservation Center program)
    7-10am • Meet at G&S Store in Brownfield, Maine
    Join birders of all levels on this weekly bird walk through the bog and view the rich diversity of bird life that makes it way north to rest or nest. Bring binoculars (or borrow ours), rubber boots, and a snack.
  • Community Event: MEMORIAL DAY CRAFT FAIR
    10am – 5pm • Gibson Center & Schouler Park, North Conway.
  • CHURCH PLANT SALE
    9am – Noon • Old Red Library, Jackson
    Come choose from a large selection of locally grown perennials, annuals, seedlings, and houseplants to enhance your home and gardens! Proceeds from  plant sale support the distribution of cooking/heating stoves in the areas of Zimbabwe affected by the devastating hurricane Idai. **If you are fortunate enough to have an abundance of plants; perennials that need dividing,  extra seedlings, or a healthy houseplant looking for a new home…please consider donating to our sale!** If you need pots, please help yourself to the ones under the stairwell at the church. You can drop plants off by the Jackson Church (under the outside stairwell) starting Wed, May 22 – Sat, May 25. Questions? Email: gmcblutch@gmail.com
  • Private Event: WEDDING
    3pm • Jackson Community Church
    Rev Gail officiates.
  • Community Event: LIBRARY MINI-BOOK SALE
    11am-1pm • Old Red Library

SUN, May 26

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazebo by Jackson Historical Society
  • WORSHIP with MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership & message by Rev Gail Doktor
  • Community Event: MEMORIAL DAY CRAFT FAIR
    10am – 5pm • Gibson Center & Schouler Park, North Conway.
  • Community Event: WILD QUACK DUCK RACE & MUSIC FESTIVAL
    Morning • Pond & fields by Snowflake Inn.
    Duck tickets, music plus kids games, roaming train rides, face painting, local and visiting fair food vendors, ice cream, cake tasting. More Info.
    1:45pm • Big Ducks go down the river
    2pm • Regular & Olympic Ducks go down the river
  • Community Event: MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT with SEACOAST WIND ENSEMBLE
    7pm • Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy.
    Performance by the Seacoast Wind Ensemble, a Sousa-style 50-piece band, has been underwritten by Col. Karen and Lt. Col. Jim Umberger, Air Force Retired,. Free to the public; accepting donations to support future White Mountain Musical Arts concerts.

MON, May 27: Memorial Day!

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town: May 14-19

Highlights @ JCC: Tue – Pease Stocking Cutting Party & Daisy Scouts, Wed – Council Mtg, Thurs – Yoga, AA, Fri – Pastor’s Hours & Wedding Rehearsal, Sat – Wedding, Sun – Youth & Family Program & Choir Rehearsal & Worship & Way Station Volunteer Training. Around Town: Tue – Book Group (Library), Wed – Monitoring Reptiles (Tin Mtn), Thurs – Age-Friendly Community Task Force (Gibson Ctr) & Storytime for Toddlers (Library), Sat – Birding (Brownfield Bog) & Spring Celebration (Tin Mtn) & Boxcar Lilies Concert (Mountain Top Music – Hales Location pvt home), Sun – Way Station Volunteer Training (Nativity Lutheran campus)

TUE, May 14

  • PEASE GREETERS STOCKING PROJECT
    9:30am • Jackson Community Church
    Cutting party. Bring sharp sewing or craft scissors if you have them and join the Missions team to cut pieces for the Christmas Stocking project. Our church makes the stockings filled for returning military service personnel at Pease Air Force Base.
  • UCC Event: NORTH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION CLERGY LUNCH & COMMITTEE on MINISTRY MTG
    11:30am • J’s Restaurant @ Gorham, NH
    1pm • Congregational Church, Gorham, NH
  • CLERGY GROUP
    12:30pm • No Conway
    Clergy group gathers for lunch and colleagial work.
  • DAISY SCOUTS
    2:45-4:30pm • Parish House, Jackson Community Church
  • Community Event: LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    The monthly Adult Book Group discusses Station Eleven.

WED, May 15

  • COUNCIL MEETING
    7-8:30pm • Church Library, 2nd Floor
    Church staff, officers and team representatives meet to review budget and make administrative decisions to support mission and operations of church. Meeting is open to the public.
  • Community Event: MONITORING REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS in NH
    7pm • Nature Learning Center, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany
    Come learn about the state’s herptile population and the NH Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program (RAARP). Melissa Doperalski of NH Fish & Game will present on how the program works and how you can help contribute. More info.

THURS, May 16

  • Community Event: AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY TASK FORCE UPDATE
    9-11am • Gibson Senior Center, No Conway
    Meeting for next steps re implementation of recommended projects developed by Steering Committee.
  • BLISS YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • First Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church. Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners. Weather dependent; if schools are delayed or closed, the class will be cancelled.
  • Community Event: STORYTIME for TODDLERS
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church

FRI, May 17

  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN HOURS @ JTOWN
    7-9am • JTown Deli, Jackson
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or text/call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.
  • PASTORAL HOURS
    9:30-11:30am • Second Floor, Church
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.
  • Private Event: WEDDING REHEARSAL
    4-6pm • Jackson Community Church

SAT, May 18

  • Private Event: WEDDING
    1pm • Jackson Community Church
    Rev Gail officiates.
  • Community Event: BIRDING at BROWNFIELD BOG (Tin Mountain Conservation Center program)
    7-10am • Meet at G&S Store in Brownfield, Maine
    Join birders of all levels on this weekly bird walk through the bog and view the rich diversity of bird life that makes it way north to rest or nest. Bring binoculars (or borrow ours), rubber boots, and a snack. Our final week will be via canoe!
  • Community Event: FAMILY SPRING CELEBRATION
    10am-Noon • Nature Learning Center, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany
    Come celebrate the return of warm weather, new growth, and mud! Join us for a morning of insect and amphibian exploration, nature walks, crafts and stories. Our spring family celebration is open to all, but geared toward families with children 5 and under. More info.
  • Community Event: BOXCAR LILIES HOME CONCERT (Mountain Top Music event)
    7:30pm • Hales Location Private Home
    Mountain Top Music presents a bluegrass and country charm with spine-tingling harmony and exceptional songwriting. At a gorgeous home at the very top of Hales Location. Directions will be emailed the Thursday before the concert. ($35/person). Link for tickets and more info.

SUN, May 19

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
  • YOUTH & FAMILY 
    Come dressed for outdoor games or hike. RSVP Rev Gail if you plan to attend.
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL
    Ellen Schwindt will work with choir for same-day performance.
  • WORSHIP 
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership & message by Rev Gail Doktor
    * Choir with Ellen Schwindt
  • Community Event: WAY STATION VOLUNTEER TRAINING
    2-5pm • Way Station/15 Grove St, No Conway. Starts in Admin Building/Nativity Lutheran Campus.
    NH Listens facilitator from Carsey School of Public Policy, UNH, provides inetractive training to educate volunteers about issues facing homeless/housing-insecure guests. Rev Gail attends. RSVP if planning to attend this training.

THIS WEEKEND at Jackson Community Church and Around Town

SAT, May 4 – SUN, May 5

SAT, May 4

  • Community Event: BIRDING at BROWNFIELD BOG (Tin Mountain Conservation Center program)
    7-10am • Meet at G&S Store in Brownfield, Maine
    Join birders of all levels on this weekly bird walk through the bog and view the rich diversity of bird life that makes it way north to rest or nest. Bring binoculars (or borrow ours), rubber boots, and a snack. Our final week will be via canoe!
  • VALLEY LITTER CLEAN UP DAY
    8:30-10am • Register at Whitney Community Center for Jackson for trash bags, gloves and road assignments.
    10am • Clean up
    Noon-2pm • Celebration at Hampton Inn, North Conway; Food music, prizes, water park and more! Ben 7 Jerry’s, Flatbread Pizza, Home Depot Play Station, Educational and Information centers. 
    Other locations to sign in and start out to clean up different communities: Other sign-ups sites in other towns — Bartlett: Bartlett school parking lot. Glen: Patch’s Market parking lot. Kearsarge/Intervale: Scenic Vista Route 16. Saco River Banks: First Bridge. North Conway: Hampton Inn, Route 16. Albany: Albany Town Hall. Conway: Conway Information Booth. Madison: Madison Elementary School. Eaton: Inn at Crystal Lake. Tamworth/ Chocorua/Wonalancet: K.A. Brett School. East Conway: Twombly’s Market. Center Conway: Saco Bound parking lot. West Fryeburg/South Chatham: Webster’s Store. North Chatham/Stow: Stow Corner Store. Fryeburg: American Legion on Bradley Street. Brownfield: Brownfield Rec Center. Lovell: Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library parking lot.

SUN, May 5

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP with COMMUNION
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership by Rev Gail Doktor
    * Special music by Osborne family
    * Sunday School during worship (RSVP if you will be attending Sunday School)
  • WAY STATION VOLUNTEER TRAINING
    2-3pm • 15 Grove St, No Conway, NH / Nativity Lutheran admin bldg.
    Jeff Jones, United Way Carroll County Emergency Preparedness Officer will provide basic training about working with homeless/housing-insecure population along with some best practices and safety procedures. This is preparation for volunteering at the Way Station, the valley’s first day resource center for homeless/housing-insecure population. Learn more about the Way Station. Email to RSVP for training.
  • Community Event: HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE – Film Screening of documentary Who Will Write Our Story?
    4pm • Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethlehem, NH
    The Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, in partnership with the Bethlehem Colonial Theatre, will join venues worldwide to present the documentary film Who Will Write Our History as BHC’s annual observance of Holocaust Days of Remembrance. In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed the 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars, and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum, this clandestine group, known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda, not with guns or fists, but with pen and paper. Documentary written, produced, and directed by Roberta Grossman with Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg. This documentary features the voices of three-time Academy Award nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award winner Adrien Brody. Free and open to community.
  • Community Event: MUSIC as MEDITATION
    with Ellen Schwindt
    * 4:30pm — Rehearsal • Christ Episcopal Church, North Conway, NH
    * 5pm — Singing • Christ Episcopal Church, North Conway, NH
    A note from Ellen Schwindt: “Hello Singing friends, I am planning Music as Meditation in a rather liquid fashion this time around. I want to sing two rounds. If you’d like to sing in some other way sometime, that’s good news, too. If this seems like a lark to you, please let me know. I got an Easter egg that said “sing” on it and I’m taking it a bit too seriously, perhaps, but so far I’m having fun. I’ve attached mp3s with me singing each round–the keys are malleable and we can choose based on the people who want to sing. … Please feel free to spread the word—the more the merrier is my motto.” Links to songs to be sung in rounds.” — Ellen Schwindt, 603-447-2898, email: ellenmschwindt@gmail.com
  • Link to MP3 of Tumble the Runs that Rush Down to the River
  • Link to MP3 of Water that Falls Down Down
  • Link to PDF of Tumble that Runs that Rush Down to the River
  • Link to PDF of Water that Falls Down Down