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.

This Week: WED, Feb 20 – SUN, Feb 24

THIS WEEK
at Jackson Community Church and Around Town

WED, Feb 20

  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    9:30am • Parish House.Fitness class. Free; open to public. These classes will continue through the end of February, then the instructor will re-evaluate whether she can continue into March. Classes remain weather dependent; if schools are delayed or closed, the class will be cancelled.
  • PROTESTANT CHAPEL ASSOCIATION MEETING
    4pm • Parish House / Church Library, Second Floor.
  • COUNCIL MEETING
    7pm • Parish House / Church Library, Second Floor.
    Open meeting of church staff, officers and team leaders to make governing decisions for the operations and mission of the church. Any friends or members welcome to attend.

THURS, Feb 21 

  • FLOW & ALIGN 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, Feb 22

  • 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.
  • Community Event: GUIDED SNOW SHOE TOURS
    10am & 1pm • Start from Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    $15 includes ticket and tour; rental equipment available. Tours are approx. 90 minutes. More info.

SAT, Feb 23

  • Private Event: AVALANCHE CLASS
    All Day • Jackson Community Church
    Private class providing instruction to outdoor athletes and emergency responders for avalanche preparedness and response.
  • Community Event: GUIDED SNOW SHOE TOURS
    10am & 1pm • Start from Jackson XC Ski Touring Center. $15 includes ticket and tour; rental equipment available. Tours are approx. 90 minutes. More info.
  • Community Event: FAMILY SNOW SHOE TOUR
    10am -Noon. Meet at the Dr. Michael Cline Memorial Forest parking area on Bald Hill Rd, Tin Mountain Conservation Center.
    Who’s been here? Was it a fox, a bobcat, or even a fisher? Learn the four basic mammal track patterns and enjoy the morning outside on Tin Mountain’s new Bald Hill property. Families of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Dress warm and bring snowshoes or borrow ours. Call 447-6991 for reservations. More info.
  • United Church of Christ Event: PREPARED to SERVE8am – 8:45 am Registration and Refreshments / 9am – 4pm Workshop • Pembroke Academy,
    209 Academy Road, Pembroke, NH
    Walk-in registration welcome. Download the event brochure to get a preview of this year’s workshop selections. The church will reimburse the registration fee for this event for anyone from our community who wishes to attend! Rev Gail will be attending. Full schedule includes time for worship, attending workshops, viewing exhibits, and enjoying food and fellowship with folks from all over New Hampshire. Over 50 different workshops offered on a variety of topics. 

SUN, Feb 24

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING @ OLD LIBRARY
    8am • Old Library. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • BLESSING of BODIES, BOOTS & BINDINGS
    9:15am • Jackson XC Ski Touring Foundation
    Rev Gail offers blessings to staff, volunteers and skiers.
  • WORSHIP 
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    * Story: Rev Gail
    * Accompanist: Alan Labrie
  • Community Event: BIZARRE BIRDS
    7pm • Jackson Public Library
    An exciting nature program “Bizarre Birds of the World” with Steve Hale, owner of Open World Explorers. With over 10,000 bird species in the world, there are some amazing featured creatures that stretch our understanding of what it means to be a bird. This entertaining and educational program features extreme examples of birds and bird biology.  Some of the special birds included in this program are the Hoatzin, Kakapo, Oilbird, Standard Wing Nightjar, and more. For more details, visit www.openworldexplorers.com. This lecture is free and open to the public, although a $5 donation is welcome. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383-9731.

SAVE THESE DATES

WAY STATION WORK DAY
SAT, MAR 2
9am – 4pm
Nativity Lutheran Church

Come help paint and prep more rooms at Nativity Lutheran Church in order to welcome guests of the Way Station, a day resource center to provide essential services to the valley’s homeless and housing insecure population, including showers, laundry, internet access, post office box, lockers and more. Wear old clothing, supplies and paint will be provided! Staff and members of our church are serving as some of the motivating people behind the startup and opening of this new organization! Staff and members of our church are helping kick-start this initiative. 

FAT TUESDAY &
MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION
Tue, Mar 5 • 6-8:30pm

  • Authentic New Orleans recipes (buffet style)
  • Warm-up music by  KHS student jazz ensemble
  • Featured music: live jazz with Heather Pierson’s trio!
  • Come for food & fun & music!
  • Dance and dine with friends!
  • Wear some bling, but we’ll have plenty of fun beads and costumes to share!
  • Suggested donation $5/pp or $10/family.

ASH WEDNESDAY
Wed, Mar 6

  • ASHES to GO
     7-9am @ JTown Deli & Noon-5pm / Church
  • ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
    Ecumenical Observance facilitated by Clergy of the Eastern Slope
    6:30pm • Center Conway Methodist Church
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