This Week with JCC and around town: July 13-18

This week: Hikes (Tin Mountain & USVLT), Canoe for a Cause (Upper Saco Valley Land Trust/USVLT), garden tours (MWV Garden Club members only), fitness class, zoom yoga, forest yoga, film festival, Irish music & jazz (Wildcat Tavern), Music under the Tent (library), Awareness in Sanctuary series (Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation), C3 conversation, shabbat service, worship and more

TUE, July 13

  • Community Event: CHAIR YOGA – A Healthier You with Anjali Rose
    9:15am • Zoom. (Zoom pre-registration link)
    6-week series/online class sponsored by the Friends of the Whitney Center. We explore various exercises to improve posture, balance and strength using the core weight of the body and light hand weights. This fun and insightful class is for all ages and abilities. Simply bring a chair, two blocks, a strap and light hand weights.
  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30-2pm • Zoom.
    Meeting of Clergy of the Eastern Slope for peer work and community networking. Rev Gail attends.
  • 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
  • DEACONS MEETING
    7pm • Zoom link required for virtual attendance. Email church: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org

WED, July 14

  • FITNESS with LAURIE McALEER
    9am • JCC Parish House (in-person)
    Join us for a free, gentle fitness class. Please let Laurie McAleer know you will attend. Masking and social distancing required.
  • Community Event: PADDLE for a CAUSE
    All Day • Saco Canoe Rental Company
    Upper Saco Valley Land Trust is the featured non-profit for Saco Canoe Rental Company’s Paddle for a Cause on Wednesday, July 14. A portion of the proceeds from every canoe and kayak rental will be donated to USVLT. Invite your friends and go to www.sacocanoerental.com to book your river trip.
  • 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: 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, July 15

  • Community Event: GARDEN POLLINATORS FIELD PROGRAM
    10am & 11:15am • Albany
    Advance registration required. 10am: Link to register. 11:15am: Link to register. Or call 447-6991.
    Gardens are abuzz with activity this time of year, with pollinators flitting from bloom to bloom in search of nectar. But which insects are attracted to which plants and how do pollination strategies differ? Join Tin Mountain for this unique garden pollinator field program led by Debra Marnich, soil conservationist with NRCS, and Alina Harris, Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management Specialist with the Xerces Society. We will explore what is growing and who it is attracting as well as cover tips and techniques to making your gardens more pollinator-friendly.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED HIKE in JACKSON
    10am • Tin Mountain Conservation Center Field Station, Jackson
    Registration required link. Or call Call 447-6991.
    Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for weekly hikes at the Jackson Field Station property every Thursday in July & August. Highlights include the summit of Tin Mountain, a tin mine on the property, and historic homestead, and a mountain pond. Tin Mountain’s naturalist will explain the historic use of the property, help identify plant species, and point out animal signs. These hikes are a great way to explore the lesser trod trails of the White Mountains and avoid the crowds. Participants of all ages welcome.
  • 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: WHITE MOUNTAINS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL – SARAH’s KEY
    7:30pm • Register (required) here: Registration Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkcuCpqT0sGd1ZLG2J5ce2dB1rm9wYnkXW See the film ahead of time on your own and then join the group at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 15, to welcome Professor Sara Horowitz for a full discussion of this film event.
    • Sarah’s Key, based on the book by Tatiana de Rosnay, revolves around an American journalist, Julia Jarmond played by Kristin Scott Thomas. Julia ends up entangled in her research about the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in France, 1942. She uncovers the story of a girl named Sarah and develops an increasing interest in Sarah’s past as it slowly twists into her own future.
    • Movies of World War Two are endless. But Sarah’s Key tells a unique story from the French perspective rather than the German or American. Although there are other films and documentaries on the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup, this movie builds a personal story to really illuminate the ramifications of this dark chapter in French history.

FRI, July 16

  • Community Event: AWARENESS in the SANCTUARY — Opening to Fresh Perspectives
    9:30-10:a5am • Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Bethlehem, NH / Zoom
    Led by Jacki Katzman, Movement Mentor, BHC member and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®.
    Registration Required for All participants. Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUode2rqjkqGtZyCr28HqH3tWbTa1ZGTvRX Questions? Please contact Jacki – jackisue@aol.com. Upcoming sessions: July 16 – Faraway Eyes – find internal depths, July 23 – Deep Eyes – where you look from matters, July 30 – Resting on Inside Eyes, August 6 – Prayer Hand Eyes – Direct Your Attention. A donation to the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation for the 4-lesson series ($50), or $15 per single session, will be appreciated. Participants  have the option of Zoom or in-person attendance in the sanctuary. Open your eyes to fresh perspectives, guided by principles of the Feldenkrais Method. “Fresh Perspective” begins with a topical reading selected by Rabbi Donna Kirshbaum followed by a guided, body-based meditation. Lessons are appropriate for people of all abilities, body types, levels of fitness, faiths and spiritual orientations. .
  • 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
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS 
    5pm • Zoom link required for virtual attendance. Email church: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
    Conversation about this week’s scripture.
  • Community Event: SHABBAT SERVICE 7pm • In-Person @ Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Sanctuary & Via Zoom To join us on Zoom, please register here: bhcsynagogue1920@gmail.com

SAT, July 17

  • Community Event: HIKE DUNDEE – Past & Future
    9am – Noon • Jackson-Bartlett Town Line on Dundee Rd.
    Registration required: email info@usvlt.org.
    The Dundee Community Forest project encompasses fields and forests that were once a thriving farming community. Explore its history, and forces both economic and environmental that brought transitions to the landscape. Board members Peter Benson and Ann Bennett will lead this walking tour along the Dundee Road from the Jackson-Bartlett town line north to the Ham House (several steep hills, otherwise a rolling 3 miles round trip).   
  • Private Event: GARDEN TOURS (Members Only)
    10am-4pm • Varied Locations in Mt Washington Valley
    Locations available only to members of Mountain Garden Club.
  • 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: GARDEN STAGE CONCERT SERIES – DUKE ROBILLARD
    Evening • Wildcat Tavern
    Link: Tickets and reservations required.
    Duke’s Resume is decorated with Grammy nominations, Handy Awards and Blues Music Awards, and other honors for his artistry, recordings and productions within the United States and internationally. On his latest release, “Duke Robillard and his Dames of Rhythm” on M.C. Records, he wields an acoustic archtop and joins six thrushes for evocative and enjoyable renditions of 1920s and 1930s swing tunes; it’s a worthy successor to his 2016 BMA-winning “The Acoustic Blues And Roots Of Duke Robillard.” Two shows per night, 4:30p-6:30p (Seating 3:45p), 7p-9p (6:45p Seating), Tables have a max of 6 people, All Events are 21 years and older only.

SUN, July 18

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • In-Person @ Pavilion behind Whitney Community Center & Zoom
    Zoom link required for virtual attendance. Email church: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org. Join us for poetry, prayer and conversation. Zoom-only.
  • Community Event: PINE HILL COMMUNITY FOREST YOGA
    8am • On-site
    Space is limited; reservations required. Please email info@usvlt.org to register.
    Join local yoga instructor Sue Faunce and USVLT Board members at the Pine Hill Community Forest. Our time will consist of a mindful morning walk by the river, with an emphasis on the senses and being present in nature. Arriving at our spot on the shore, we will enjoy a gentle yoga practice, about 45 minutes long and a brief period of quiet space for meditation or just enjoying the surroundings. Bring some water, and a towel or mat (it will be on sand).
  • VIRTUAL WORSHIP (Zoom) & IN-PERSON
    10:30am •  Zoom link required for virtual attendance. Email church: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
    • 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).
    • Singing in community now practiced.
    • In-person attendance requires social distancing, masking requested for non-vaccinated individuals.
    • 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.
  • Private Event: GARDEN TOURS (Members Only)
    10am-4pm • Varied Locations in Mt Washington Valley
    Locations available only to members of Mountain Garden Club.
  • Community Resource: MUSIC under the TENT
    4pm • Jackson Library tent and lawn
    This week’s band is Shark Martin. Bring chairs and a picnic. Come early for space under the tent.

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