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What To Do In NH This Weekend: Snow Fun For All & Other Family Activities

Friday, January 11, 2013

Welcome to another fabulous weekend in The Granite State! This weekend welcomes lots of fun in the snow, especially geared toward family-time! Guided snowshoe hikes are offered in many NH cities this weekend! While there is no snow in the current forecast, there is still plenty left over for some snowshoeing with cocoa!

Indoor family fun can be found at The Children's Museum of NH on Saturday at the Books Alive event. Kids will be visited by everyone's favorite monkey, Curious George, and his yellow hatted friend! There will also be a variety of monkey-inspired literacy, math and creative activities for children in the museum's large classroom!

Merrimack Region

Uniquely NH Winter Market
Bedford, NH
Saturday, January 12 & 26

Local foods and select artisans Join us and enjoy what makes N.H unique!

Moonlight snowshoeing hikes
Pelham, NH
Saturday, January 12

There will be two candlelit paths and the activity is open to families with children old enough to take the 1-mile hikes; there's an easy trail and a challenging one. Bring your own snowshoes or rent for $15 through us; we need orders 10-14 days ahead for children and/or adults.

Guided snowshoe hike at Beaver Brook
Hollis, NH
Saturday, January 12

Any skill level of snowshoer or hiker welcome. Test our your new snowshoes or test out a pair of ours. You should be in good enough condition to walk steadily for two hours. Tea and cocoa will be served at the end for a warm up. Kap Siddall, Beaver Brook naturalist, will show you what's happening in the woods in winter.

Seacoast Region

Meet Curious George & the Man with the Yellow Hat
Dover, NH
Saturday, January 12

At this Books Alive event, museum staff will be reading Curious George stories by Margret and Hans "H.A." Rey throughout the day. The friendly costumed monkey character, accompanied by the Man with the Yellow Hat, will be popping in and out to greet children, exchange a hug or high-five, and pose for photos. There will also be a variety of monkey-inspired literacy, math and creative activities for children in the museum's large classroom.

Monadnock Region

Milford Antiques Shows
Milford, NH
Sundays Through March 24

Over 80 dealers from several states present a large variety of quality antiques and collectibles at reasonable prices. Show hours are short and sweet from 8:30 am to 11 am. Admission is only $5 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and FREE ADMISSION from 9:30 am to 11 am. Free parking, ATM machine in lobby, cafe with brunch specials including fresh baked items and good coffee.

Lakes Region

Family Snowshoe Hike
Holderness, NH
Saturday, January 12

Join us on an exploration hike to Mount Fayal to experience the magic of the outdoors in winter. We will look for animal sign and do activities that show how New Hampshire's wildlife deals with winter. Snowshoes with crampons are provided at no extra cost or you may bring your own.

White Mountains Region
Family Fun Night
Franconia, NH
Saturdays Through March 16

Movies for Kids in the Brookside Lodge, Huckerbrook Mini-Park open under the lights for $5 and the Cannonball Pub open for adults!

75th Anniversary Gala
North Conway, NH
Saturday, January 12

The biggest social event of the winter will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Cranmore, hosted at the official lodging sponsor of our anniversary year. Join us for cocktails, dinner and dancing to a swing band. Dress in vintage 1930's garb, ski attire, or your finest evening attire. Tickets are $99 per person. Tickets include a cocktail hour with appetizers and a cash bar sponsored by the Red Jacket and music from the Alpiner Oom-Pah Band; and 3-course Austrian-themed dinner with a celebratory glass of wine. Evening includes live music and dancing with the Chris Humphrey Big Band. A portion of proceeds benefit the Herbert Schneider Memorial Fund. Guests will receive a goodie bag including a commemorative engraved wine glass, a 75th anniversary poster, pin and a copy of Tom Eastman's new book, "The History of Cranmore Mountain" (one book per couple).


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