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/

Reflections on freedom, peace and remembrance: themes of John 14 and Memorial Day

Peace is liberty in tranquility. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. — Douglas MacArthur

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love. — Francis of Assisi

We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.
— Emily Dickinson

Memorial Day Reflections
  Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future. – Elie Wiesel

On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live. — Eric Burdon

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them. — John F. Kennedy

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. — G.K. Chesterton

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. — Adlai Stevenson II

Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it. — Pete Hegseth

A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. — George William Curtis

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived. — George S. Patton

Freedom of Thought, Speech & Action

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. — Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying. — Jeanne d’Arc

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. ― Mother Teresa

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. — Malcolm X

IYou rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. — Fred Rodgers

To be blessed with visions is not enough…we must live them! — High Eagle

… it is not enough to love the earth, though that is a crucial first step. We also have to act on its behalf. — Ken Stone

I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more. — Anne Frank

I speak not for myself but for those without voice… those who have fought for their rights… their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated. — Malala Yousafzai

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. — Ronald Reagan
 
Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. — Stephen Covey

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. — Abraham Lincoln

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. — Nelson Mandela

I believe in Liberty for all men: the space to stretch their arms and their souls, the right to breathe and the right to vote, the freedom to choose their friends, enjoy the sunshine, and ride on the railroads, uncursed by color; thinking, dreaming, working as they will in a kingdom of beauty and love. — W. E. B. Du Bois

Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation. — Coretta Scott King

The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom. — John Locke

Inner Peace

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. —Wayne W. Dyer

Peace is always beautiful. — Walt Whitman

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day. —Bernie Siegel

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. —Eckhart Tolle

We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace. —Elizabeth Gilbert

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. —Marvin Gaye

Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity. — Thich Nhat Hanh

Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. — Mike Ditka

Social Peace

Peace is its own reward. —Mahatma Gandhi Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. Menachem Begin
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/peace Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. Menachem Begin
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/peace
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. — Henri Nouwen

A hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people. — Maya Angelou

Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. — Menachem Begin

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. — Buddha

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

f you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. — Nelson Mandela

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. —John F. Kennedy

It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. — Eleanor Roosevelt

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

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