At JCC & around town: Sept 27-Oct 3

This week: Yoga, fitness, music around Jackson, C3 Cockails & Christian Conversation, Mountaintop Music concerts, pumpkin people creating & installing, outdoor pet blessing, choir, worship, and more!

MON, SEPT 27 – SUN, OCT 3

ONGOING

  • Community Event: GEOCACHING (Upper Saco Valley Land Trust program)
    Sept 20-Oct 1 • Dundee Forest
    Explore the Bartlett Tract of the Dundee Community Forest project while seeking geocaches throughout the forest rich with biodiversity and pristine streams. Enjoy the exploration on your own, with friends, and with family members while appreciating the protection of rare natural ecosystems. Be one of the first to find hidden geocaches and win a prize! Email info@usvlt.org for the clues!

MON, Sept 27

  • PUMPKIN PEOPLE PREP
    6-8pm • JCC
    Youth and adult chaperones finish preparing pumpkin people characters for display outside JCC.

TUE, Sept 28

  • CLERGY LUNCH (zoom)
    12:30pm • Zoom
    Lunch with clergy gathers for collegial support. Rev Gail attends.

WED, Sept 29

  • CLASS: FITNESS with LAURIE McALEER
    9am • JCC
    Join us for a free gentle fitness class.
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    2-5pm • Jackson Library
  • Community Event: FLOW & ALIGN YOGA with Anjali Rose
    5pm • Zoom. (Zoom Pre-registration link)
    Class sponsored by the Friends of the Whitney Center. We will explore the body, mind and soul with mindful movement. These yoga classes are intentionally created with sequences to instill strength, flexibility and mobility. This fun and community oriented class is for all ages and abilities. Simply bring a mat, strap, block and blanket.
  • Community Event: WHITE MOUNTAIN CEILI BAND
    5:30 – 9pm • Wildcat Tavern Dinner reservations required: 800-228-4245 or 603-383-4245.
    The musicians will play on the porch of the Igloo a safe distance from guests and vice versa. Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes. For more information on the White Mountain Ceili Band visit: whitemountainceiliband.com

THURS, Sept 30

  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    10am-7pm • Jackson Library
    • Return to full hours of Tu&Th 10-7, W&F 2-5, Sa 10-2. We will continue to close on Sunday for the time being.
    • Masks and distance will be strictly required while in the building. If you’re unable to mask, you can still take advantage of our pickup or delivery service – simply let us know what you need.
    • One family at a time in the kids room.
    • Bathrooms and meeting room remain closed.
    • Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFT
    1pm • Food pickup
    2:30pm • Curbside package preparation
    5pm • Shift at curbside with guests @ 15 Grove St, North Conway, NH
    Rev Gail and JCC volunteers serve this weekly outreach to local homeless and housing-insecure residents.

FRI, Oct 1

  • Community Event: FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC (Mountaintop Music program)
    Noon • Majestic Theater, Center Conway
    Young Mainer Sara Demos has always had her hands in the arts, from photography and drawing to theater and music. Electronic music had always been her favorite genre, and she dove into the world of electronic music production two years ago. Most recently, she’s moved on to mixing music, commonly known as DJ-ing. Her debut set will be a compilation of hip-hop, trap and phonk, bringing you some eerie and fun vibes for the month of October. More info: https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    2-5pm • Jackson Library
    • Return to full hours of Tu&Th 10-7, W&F 2-5, Sa 10-2. We will continue to close on Sunday for the time being.
    • Masks and distance will be strictly required while in the building. If you’re unable to mask, you can still take advantage of our pickup or delivery service – simply let us know what you need.
    • One family at a time in the kids room.
    • Bathrooms and meeting room remain closed.
    • Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Event: WAY STATION HOUSING TASK FORCE
    Afternoon • Northern NH tour of emergency housing
    Rev Gail and members of housing task force participate in tours of existing facilities to investigate potential housing options for local area.
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS
    5pm • Zoom link required.
    Or call on touch-tone phone:  929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 830 2844 2916
    Gather virtually to discuss scripture and explore art images associated with the text.
  • PUMPKIN PEOPLE PREP
    6-8pm • JCC
    Youth and adult chaperones finish preparing pumpkin people characters for display outside JCC.
  • Community Event: SHABBAT SERVICE
    6pm • In-Person @ Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Sanctuary & Via Zoom
    To join us on Zoom, please register here: bhcsynagogue1920@gmail.com
  • Community Event: MUSIC at SHANNON DOOR
    Evening • Shannon Door

SAT, Oct 2

  • PUMPKIN PEOPLE INSTALLATION
    TBD • JCC
    Volunteers install pumpkin people characters for display outside JCC.
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    10am-2pm • Jackson Library
    • Return to full hours of Tu&Th 10-7, W&F 2-5, Sa 10-2. We will continue to close on Sunday for the time being.
    • Masks and distance will be strictly required while in the building. If you’re unable to mask, you can still take advantage of our pickup or delivery service – simply let us know what you need.
    • One family at a time in the kids room.
    • Bathrooms and meeting room remain closed.
    • Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Event: HOME CONCERT with SETH GLIERS (Mountaintop Music program)
    7:30pm • Hale’s Location Home
    Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Seth Glier will perform at an intimate home concert at a lovely residence in Hale’s Location with spectacular mountain views of our valley in its autumn splendor.  Come enjoy a superb lyricist and songwriter with a clear, passionate voice.  Please take note of  new Covid policy requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test.  In addition, the host of this home concert is requesting that all patrons remain masked during the concert. More info: https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php
  • Community Event: MUSIC at SHANNON DOOR
    Evening • Shannon Door
  • Community Event: JONATHAN SARTY
    6-9pm  • Wildcat Tavern, Jackson

SUN, Oct 3

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Pavilion & Zoom link required.
    Poetry and conversation outside. Join us. Bring your own hot beverage on cold mornings!
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL
    9am • Zoom link required.
  • PET BLESSING (in-person at Jackson gazebo near historical society)
    9:30-10am • Gazebo
    Bring your pets for blessing. We will provide snacks & blessings! Due to interactions with different animals, all pets should be under owner’s control through leashing, carrying container, etc.
  • VIRTUAL WORSHIP & IN-PERSON
    10:30am •  Zoom link required.
    • Join us for worship with music, scripture, prayer and reflection.
    • Live music by Alan Labrie
    • Message with Rev Gail Doktor
    • Stay for virtual coffee hour (via Zoom only).
    • In-person attendance requires social distancing, masking when not seated is requested, masking is required for non-vaccinated individuals (additional precautions may be changed based on COVID stats and CDC guidelines).
    • Service will also be live-streamed to website and Facebook (if technology supports this function on the day of event). Afterward, recordings of worship service will be posted to FacebookVimeo.com channel & Youtube.com channel.
  • Community Event: MUSIC at SHANNON DOOR
    Evening • Shannon Door

This week with JCC and around town: TUE, SEPT 21 – SUN, SEPT 26

ONGOING

  • Community Event: GEOCACHING (Upper Saco Valley Land Trust program)
    Sept 20-Oct 1 • Dundee Forest
    Explore the Bartlett Tract of the Dundee Community Forest project while seeking geocaches throughout the forest rich with biodiversity and pristine streams. Enjoy the exploration on your own, with friends, and with family members while appreciating the protection of rare natural ecosystems. Be one of the first to find hidden geocaches and win a prize! Email info@usvlt.org for the clues!

TUE, Sept 21

  • CLERGY LUNCH (zoom)
    12:30pm • Zoom
    Lunch with clergy gathers for collegial support. Rev Gail attends.

WED, Sept 22

  • CLASS: FITNESS with LAURIE McALEER
    9am • JCC
    Join us for a free gentle fitness class.
  • Community Event: PHOTO WALKS along DUNDEE ROAD (Upper Saco Valley Land Trust program)
    9am-Noon • Space is limited; reservations required. Email info@usvlt.org to register, and include which date you would like to attend.
    USVLT and the North Country Camera Club will host two photowalks focusing on streams, woods, scenic vistas, the Dame House cellar hole and the Ham House along Dundee Road as features of the Dundee Community Forest project. Perhaps the foliage will also be sharing its beautiful colors! Photographers of all levels are invited to attend. Space is limited; reservations required. Email info@usvlt.org to register, and include which date you would like to attend. Please bring your own camera.
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    2-5pm • Jackson Library
  • Community Event: FLOW & ALIGN YOGA with Anjali Rose
    5pm • Zoom. (Zoom Pre-registration link)
    Class sponsored by the Friends of the Whitney Center. We will explore the body, mind and soul with mindful movement. These yoga classes are intentionally created with sequences to instill strength, flexibility and mobility. This fun and community oriented class is for all ages and abilities. Simply bring a mat, strap, block and blanket.
  • Community Event: WHITE MOUNTAIN CEILI BAND
    5:30 – 9pm • Wildcat Tavern Dinner reservations required: 800-228-4245 or 603-383-4245.
    The musicians will play on the porch of the Igloo a safe distance from guests and vice versa. Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes. For more information on the White Mountain Ceili Band visit: whitemountainceiliband.com

THURS, Sept 23

  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    10am-7pm • Jackson Library
    • Return to full hours of Tu&Th 10-7, W&F 2-5, Sa 10-2. We will continue to close on Sunday for the time being.
    • Masks and distance will be strictly required while in the building. If you’re unable to mask, you can still take advantage of our pickup or delivery service – simply let us know what you need.
    • One family at a time in the kids room.
    • Bathrooms and meeting room remain closed.
    • Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFT
    1pm • Food pickup
    2:30pm • Curbside package preparation
    5pm • Shift at curbside with guests
    @ 15 Grove St, North Conway, NH
    Rev Gail and JCC volunteers serve this weekly outreach to local homeless and housing-insecure residents.
  • Community Event: INTRO to WILDERNESS and ADVENTURE THERAPY (Upper Saco Valley Land Trust program)
    10am • Space is limited; reservations required. Please email info@usvlt.org to register.
    The use of the outdoors as a therapeutic catalyst for change is as old as time itself. In the modern era, it has been referred to as wilderness therapy, outdoor therapy, adventure therapy, and ecotherapy, and has been growing all over the country and the world for the last 25 years.  This two-hour experience will teach participants ways to use the outdoors to accelerate the therapeutic benefit – whether a multi-day solo adventure or a twenty-minute walk in the woods  – as well as a brief history of the field. The talk and walk will be facilitated by Jackson local Will White, and will take place in the Dundee Community Forest project area in Jackson.
  • Community Event: HAWK TALK (Tin Mountain program)
    7pm • Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87482871350
    Meeting ID: 874 8287 1350
    Join Tin Mountain research manager Katy Lewis for a discussion of common migrating hawks of the northeast. The program will cover basic identification marks, flight, behavior, and sightings of hawks. An optional hawk watch on 9/25 allows participants to put these new ID skill into practice.

FRI, Sept 24

  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    2-5pm • Jackson Library
    • Return to full hours of Tu&Th 10-7, W&F 2-5, Sa 10-2. We will continue to close on Sunday for the time being.
    • Masks and distance will be strictly required while in the building. If you’re unable to mask, you can still take advantage of our pickup or delivery service – simply let us know what you need.
    • One family at a time in the kids room.
    • Bathrooms and meeting room remain closed.
    • Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Event: WAY STATION HOUSING TASK FORCE
    Afternoon • Northern NH with Tri-County Cap
    Rev Gail and members of housing task force participate in tours of existing facilities to investigate potential housing options for local area.
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS
    5pm • Zoom (link required)
    Gather virtually to discuss scripture and explore art images associated with the text.
  • Community Event: SHABBAT SERVICE
    6pm • In-Person @ Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Sanctuary & Via Zoom
    To join us on Zoom, please register here: bhcsynagogue1920@gmail.com
  • Community Event: MUSIC at SHANNON DOOR – Jeremy Holden
    Evening • Shannon Door

SAT, Sept 25

  • Community Event: PHOTO WALKS along DUNDEE ROAD (Upper Saco Valley Land Trust program)
    9am • Space is limited; reservations required. Email info@usvlt.org to register, and include which date you would like to attend.
    USVLT and the North Country Camera Club will host two photowalks focusing on streams, woods, scenic vistas, the Dame House cellar hole and the Ham House along Dundee Road as features of the Dundee Community Forest project. Perhaps the foliage will also be sharing its beautiful colors! Photographers of all levels are invited to attend. Space is limited; reservations required. Email info@usvlt.org to register, and include which date you would like to attend. Please bring your own camera.
  • Community Event: HAWK WATCH: Peary Mountain (Tin Mountain program)
    9am • Field program. Register for details. Registration is required. Call 447-6991 or click here to register online.
    Join us in search of hawks during their fall migration. Enjoy a great hike on Peary Mountain in Brownfield, Maine, while we look for hawks, other birds, and signs of fall. Bring binoculars or borrow ours.
  • Community Event: INSIDE/OUTSIDE
    1pm / 4pm / 7pm • Majestic Theater, Conway, NH
    More info & tickets: http://www.artsinmotiontheater.com/
    Arts in Motion Theater Company is proud and honored to announce a “page to stage writing and live theatre project titled Outside, Inside.Directed, facilitated and produced by Aimee Frechette, Glenn Noble, Jacob Dunham, alongside an amazing team of teenage co-directors, this all-inclusive process is not to be missed!
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    10am-2pm • Jackson Library
    • Return to full hours of Tu&Th 10-7, W&F 2-5, Sa 10-2. We will continue to close on Sunday for the time being.
    • Masks and distance will be strictly required while in the building. If you’re unable to mask, you can still take advantage of our pickup or delivery service – simply let us know what you need.
    • One family at a time in the kids room.
    • Bathrooms and meeting room remain closed.
    • Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Event: MUSIC at SHANNON DOOR -Bobby Sheehan & Jeremy Holden
    Evening • Shannon Door
  • Community Event: GARDEN STATE CONCERT – Jon Sarty Band
    4:30p-6:30p (Seating 3:45p) / 7p-9p (6:45p Seating) •
    Wildcat Tavern, Jackson
    Two shows per night. Tables have a max of 10 people. Events are all ages. Tickets required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-jonathan-sarty-band-tickets-150324611961?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

SUN, Sept 26

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Pavilion & Zoom (link required)
    Poetry and conversation outside. Join us. Bring your own hot beverage on cold mornings!
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL
    9am • Zoom (link required)
  • VIRTUAL WORSHIP & IN-PERSON
    10:30am •  Zoom (link required)
    • Join us for worship with music, scripture, prayer and reflection.
    • Live music by Alan Labrie
    • Message with Rev Gail Doktor
    • Stay for virtual coffee hour (via Zoom only).
    • In-person attendance requires social distancing, masking when not seated is requested, masking is required for non-vaccinated individuals (additional precautions may be changed based on COVID stats and CDC guidelines).
    • Service will also be live-streamed to website and Facebook (if technology supports this function on the day of event). Afterward, recordings of worship service will be posted to FacebookVimeo.com channel & Youtube.com channel.
  • Community Event: MUSIC at SHANNON DOOR – Riley Parkhurst
    Evening • Shannon Door
  • Community Event: COLD RIVER RADIO SHOW
    7pm • Majestic Theater, Conway, NH
    Info & tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cold-river-radio-show-9th-anniversary-celebration-tickets-168638140217
    9th Anniversary Showwith Host Jonathan Sarty and His Fabulous Cold River Radio Band and Special Guests, “Boston’s Queen of Soul Jazz,” Cassandre McKinley, Guitarist Tyler-James Kelly Frontman of “The Silks”, Author of “The Last Seat in The House: The Story of Hanley Sound” John Kane, and Local Spotlight Duo “Just Be-Cause,” with singer/songwriter Christine Rogers and bass player Moe Baillargeon.

Daily Advent Devotional: Day 17 – Dec 15

As we consider the connection between spirit, mind, and body as a way to nurture joy, consider nutrition, movement and sleep as building blocks. Healthy eating habits, engaging in fitness and movement, and getting enough sleep all contribute to healthy bodies and brain chemistries.
            Give your body the resources to support spiritual wellbeing. Nutrition provides the essential elements for health as a foundation for joy and other spiritual states. Human bodies are designed for movement: so if your body permits these activities, then movement might remain as simple as standing, stretching, and walking. Movement might also involve more intentional forms of fitness and exercise such as dance, yoga, contemplative and expressive movement, swimming, running, hiking, skiing, recreational activities and playing games. Meanwhile, sufficient sleep promotes neurological and emotional equilibrium.
            By caring for your body’s basic needs, you foster the conditions for healthy spiritual states such as joy. — Rev Gail

You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. — Psalm 30:11

If you reach for food when you’re under stress or gulp your meals down in a rush, try eating mindfully … focus your full attention on the meal … Eat slowly, taking the time to fully enjoy and concentrate on each bite. … the aspects of your health that are in your control. Exercise and sleep are particularly important … It doesn’t really matter what kind of exercise you do, so long as you do it regularly … Getting quality sleep every night directly affects your happiness, vitality, and emotional stability during the day. — Melinda Smith & Jeanne Segal

Any kind of movement will shift your energy into a more positive one … all forms of movement allow energy to flow more freely through the body. All the better if you create a practice out of it. — Tania Tyler

THIS WEEK at JCC and AROUND TOWN: TUE, Mar 3 – SUN, Mar 8

Note: Rev Gail will be away with family for the upcoming weekend, due an extended family health concern. Gerry Tilton will provide guest preaching, church deacons will facilitate worship.

TUE, Mar 3 

  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30pm • Brown Church
    Clergy gathering to plan ecumenical events. Rev Gail attends.
  • Community Event: BOOK GROUP – Living on the Wind
    4pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albnay, NH
  • Community Event: CRAFTERNOON
    Noon • Jackson Public Library
    Bring an unfinished craft to the library and work with others while you visit, too.
  • Community Event: BINGO for a CAUSE
    6pm • Red Parka, Glen, NH
    Benefits the Retired Service Volunteer Program (RSVP). More info.
  • LENTEN BIBLE STUDY GROUP
    6:30pm • Starbucks, North Conway
    Max Lucado’s book Jesus. Moves to Conway Public Library next week. Bring your own copy of the book. Runs through April 7.

WED, Mar 4

  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    9am • Parish House. 
    Fitness class. Free; open to public. Stretching and fitness workouts with certified fitness coach Laurie McAleer. Exercises can be adjusted to individual needs. Weather-dependent; if school is cancelled, class is cancelled.

THURS, Mar 5

  • Community Service: WAY STATION
    9am & 5pm • 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Friends, members & staff of Jackson Community Church are among volunteers to staff these shifts. Weather-dependent; if school is cancelled, Way Station is closed.
  • YIN RESTORATIVE YOGA for the Mindful Body with Anjali Rose9am • Jackson Community Church
    Note: 6 weeks $60. Contact Anjali Rose for more info. Weather-dependent; if school is cancelled, yoga is cancelled.
  • Community Event: TODDLER STORYTIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: EVENING CRAFT-UP
    4pm • Jackson Public Library
    Bring an existing craft to do with neighbors at the library!
  • AA
    6:30pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
  • Community Event: MOUNTAIN SAFETY & RESCUE: Beyond the 10 Essentials
    6pm • Tuckerman Brewing Company
    More info. What happens when you do it all right and things still go wrong? Join this forum to hear stories from the front lines of accidents and adventures Includes: Snow Rangers, Mountain Rescue Service, Conway Fire Department, and NH Fish and Game.
  • Community Event: TANZANIA – Birds, Big Game and a Taste of Maasai Culture7pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Based on a Feb. 2019 trip to Tanzania, TMCC member and volunteer Charlie Nims will share his birding safari adventure through the Northern Circuit of Tanzania including Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, finishing with a quick visit to Zanzibar. More info.

FRI, Mar 6

  • Community Event: FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT – The Pete and Justice Show.
    Noon • Brown Church, Conway Village.
    Sponsored by Mountain Top Music. Performance in the tradition of Seeger and Guthrie, with Greg Huang-Dale and Tom Rebmann.

SAT, Mar 7

  • Community Event: COASTAL BIRDS FIELD PROGRAM
    7:30am • Meet at Tin Mountain Conservation Center’s Nature Learning Center to carpool
    Heading to the coast of Maine in search of harlequins, scoters, eiders, long-tailed ducks, and mergansers. More info.

SUN, Mar 8

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation. Tish Hanlon facilitates the gathering this Sunday, since Rev Gail is out of town.
  • POP-UP CHOIR
    10:10am • Jackson Community Church
    Come learn songs early and help as song leaders for congregation.
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Guest preacher: Gerry Tilton
    * Music director & instrumentalist: Alan Labrie
  • Community Event: RACIAL JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS
    3:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Fourth of 6-part series to hold conversations on racial justice and how our community can become more self-aware and active around this issue. Joint program sponsored by Jackson Public Library & Jackson Community Church. If you haven’t already joined us and want to attend,  RSVP to learn what we covered in the earlier sessions and feel free to join us for as many conversations as possible! Free and open to public. Co-faciliatted by librarian Meredith Piotrow and Extravagant Welcome team member Claire Mallette.

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town MON, July 8 – SUN, July 14

MON, July 8

  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS Volunteers from JCC work “family hour” shift at Way Station. Rev Gail attends. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
  • Community Event: DINNER BELL
    5-6pm • Brown Church / Conway Congregational Church
    Free community meal for local residents.

TUE, July 9

  • Community Event: WAY STATION BOARD of DIRECTORS
    Leadership meeting to address client needs and requests, signage, facility use, community engagement, volunteer training, policy questions.
  • CLERGY of the EASTERN SLOPE
    12:30pm • Lunch for local clergy from Mt Washington Valley faith communities. Rev Gail attends.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED HIKES in JACKSON – Tin Mountain Summit
    10am – Noon • Tin Mountain Field Station, Jackson
    Meet at the lower parking lot at TMCC, 31 Rockwell Dr (off Tin Mine Road), in Jackson, NH. Tin Mountain’s naturalist will explain the historic use of the property, help identify plant species, and point out animal signs. Participants of all ages a welcome.  Program fee of $5/person or $20/family; members free.
  • Community Event:  ADULT BOOK GROUP
    4:30 – 5:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Monthly on the second Tuesday
  • Community Event: JACKSON FARMER’S MARKET 3:30 – 6:30 pm •  Thompson House Eatery, Jackson, NH
    Local vendors, live music, fresh produce.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED WALKS
    6:30 – 7:30pm • Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Join a Tin Mountain naturalist for a dusk-time stroll through the Rockwell Sanctuary. Listen for birds, frogs, and evening insects. All ages welcome. Program fee of $5/person or $20/family; members free.

WED, July 10

  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    9am • Parish House. Fitness class. Free; open to public.
    Stretching and fitness workouts with certified fitness coach Laurie McAleer. Exercises can be adjusted to individual needs.
  • Community Event: WEDNESDAYS at WILDCAT – Hike to Thompson Brook Falls
    Noon- 2pm • Wildcat Mountain Ski Area, Pinkham Notch
    Explore Pinkham Notch with a Tin Mountain naturalist and learn about the diverse ecology of the region. Program topics change weekly and range from learning about the flora and fauna of the forest and fresh water ecosystems to those of the higher alpine environment, including wildflowers, mosses, waterfalls, frogs, and moose to the geology of the surrounding mountains and Presidential Range. Programs are free and open to the public. Alpine program requires the purchase of a gondola ticket. More info.
  • Community Event: LIVE MUSIC with RILEY PARKHURST
    7-10pm • Thompson House Eatery

THURS, July 11

  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
    Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners. Fee for this program.
  • Community Event: STORY TIME  – A Universe of Stories
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station. Rev Gail attends. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
  • Community Event: COASTING for KIDS
    9:30 am – 6:00 pm • Storyland, NH
    Raise $100 or more for Give Kids the World and get exclusive ride time before the park opens on Polar Coaster and Roar-O-Saurus, a cool event t-shirt, PLUS your admission for the day is free! More info.
  • Community Event: ECOFORUM – Aerial Insectivores: The Who, What, Where, and Why of an Emerging Conservation Issue Noon • Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Aerial insectivores are birds that feed on insects captured in flight, and include nightjars, swifts, flycatchers, and swallows. Dr. Pamela Hunt, NH Audubon, will provide an overview of these species’ biology and population trends. An optional field component will follow the EcoForum presentation.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED BOAT CRUISE
    4 – 5:30pm • East Shore Drive, Madison
    Location: Meet at the Silver Lake Boat Launch on East Shore Road in Silver Lake, NH. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is teaming up with Fish Nerds Guide Service to offer 90-minute boat cruises. Price: $25/person, $15/child 16 and under. $5 discount for TMCC members. Due to the limited space on the cruises, reservations are required. Call Tin Mountain at (603) 447-6991 to reserve your space; payment at time of reservation.
  • Community Event: WILDLIFE of the NORTH COUNTRY 7-8pm • Whitney Community Center, Jackson
    Who lives north of the notch? Join us for a pictorial exploration of the wildlife of northern New Hampshire offered by Tin Mountain Conervsation staff. Focus on the animals that call Lake Umbagog area home, including moose, osprey, loons, and bald eagles.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.

FRI, July 12

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli
    Come for caffeine, conversation. Or make a separate date to meet with Rev Gail by calling her cell (978) 273.0308 or email.
  • PASTOR’s OFFICE HOURS
    9:30-11:30am • Church. Drop by or make an appointment to meet with Rev Gail by texting or calling her cell (978) 273.0308 or by email.

SAT, July 13

  • MEN’S BREAKFAST
    7:30am – 9am • Wentworth
    Food & conversation for friends and members of church.
  • Community Event: UMBAGOG CANOE TRIP
    6:30am – 5pm • Meet at Jackson Historical Society
    Led by Tin Mountain Conservation staff. Ply the waters of Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge where loons, bald eagles, osprey, and moose abound. Bring binoculars and a hearty lunch. Use your own canoe/kayak or borrow ours. Call 447-6991 for reservations. $10/person.

SUN, July 14

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING @ GAZEBO
    8am • Gazebo. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • BIBLE STUDY with REV GAIL
    9:15am • 2nd Floor / Council Room, Church
    All welcome. We will discuss lectionary passages for this week: Colossians 1: 1-14 and Luke 10:25-37.
  • WORSHIP 
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    * Story: Rev Gail
    * Accompanist: Alan Labrie
    * Special Music: Sue Titus Reid
  • MEMBERSHIP CLASS
    11:45am • 2nd Floor / Council Room, Church
    Questions about Jackson Community Church, its history and theology? Want voting privileges? Wonder what membership means? Come for Q&A with deacon and member, plus pastor.
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