Memorial Day and the Month of May in the Mount Washington Valley, NH
The month of May is a bittersweet time in the Mount Washington Valleyof New Hampshire. All the trees are starting to bud, the Forsythia has been in bloom now for awhile as well as the Azaeleas and Daffodils and the weather is getting warmer. That’s the sweetness.
The bitterness comes in when all you want is to get out into the garden to rake, dig, till and plow the land and plant! plant! plant! BUT plant! plant! plant! you can’t. Because we have such a short growing season, we are all chomping at the bit to get those veggies started. However, we all know also that as soon as we do, we get a freezing night or a frost in the morning. So, we are all trying very hard to be patient and wait until Memorial Day weekend when it’s safe.
Consequently, we are all looking for other distractions to keep us busy on the weekends in May. So, here are a few events that might do the trick. I’ve added in the margins a few pictures of properties that would be ideal for planting a lovely garden. See you on the weekends!
Arts Council of Tamworth Benefit Auction with Entertainment
On Saturday May 5, 7pm at The Brass Heart Inn in Chocorua, the Arts Council of Tamworth (ACT) will be presenting a festive evening with entertainment (and I hear there is alot of talent in Tamworth!)
Auctioneers Tom and Rob Troon will wow you with 1000′s of dollars worth of auction items including, but not limited to gift certificates, massages, manicures and car inspections. For a complete list of auction items visit http://tinyurl.com/act2012auction . There will also be a 50/50 raffle, delicious treats, strolling fiddlers and a cash bar.
Funds raised support all of ACT’s work in the community: artist residencies at the local school, free community arts workshops, our “Choose Your Own Ticket Price” policy at performances and events, the Summer Art Show, open to all, and the Art Connects Us website, celebrating the arts and artists in Sandwich and Tamworth, NH.
If you’d like to donate to the auction, email email@example.com or call 603-323-8104. Visit Arts Council of Tamworth at artstamworth.org for more information, to learn more about what your auction dollars support, and to donate to ACT.
Speaking of auctions, here’s another good one the following weekend.
WMHBRA 6th Annual Honey Do Auction
Saturday, May 12, 5:00 to 8:30 pm at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway. Do you have a list of projects that you just can’t seem to get done? Come to the Honey Do Auction and bid on a full day’s service by a qualified Honey. We’ll have Carpenters, Plumbers, Electricians, Painters, and more!
There will also be an ‘A Team’ Raffle for a Spring Clean Up worth $1000— the winner gets 7 Honeys for 3 hours.
Enjoy a buffet dinner and help to raise money for MWV Habitat for Humanity, local scholarships for the trades, and other educational programs. I have heard this is a really fun time and a “feel good about helping the community” night.
Tickets: Admission $30, ‘A Team’ Raffle $10 or 3/$25. For information or to purchase tickets call Gordon Cormack (603)367-8272, Bob Carper (603)822-2253, or Chris Martin (603)651-8528, or visit us on the web www.WhiteMountainHomeBuilders.com
Auctioneering Services donated by Thomas D. Troon & Sons Auctioneers, NH license#2320
This is something for the body and the spirit. The Ossipee Lake region is full of healthful things to do, including this wellness fair in Madison.
INTEGRATIVE WELLNESS FAIR
Saturday, May 19, 10am-4pm
King Pine Lodge at Purity Spring Resort , Madison, NH
Treatment Specials: 4-7pm
The Evergreen Institute for Wellness is sponsoring this event which explores an integrative approach to health, well-being and stress reduction. We can all use some help in that area. There will be demonstrations, exhibits, healing opportunities and treatment specials. (603) 651-7475
Have you ever heard of Alton Weagle Day? They sure have at the Mount Washington Auto Road. Have fun!
Alton Weagle Day
A celebration of all the firsts at the Mt. Washington Auto Road! Alton Weagle had a passion for Mt. Washington. To show his passion, he climbed the Mt. Washington Auto Road in a number of unique ways: by car, on foot, walking backwards, pushing a wheelbarrow full of sugar. This day honors his spirit and the spirit of all those from camels to unicycles to pogo sticks to autos who have been the first up the mountain. Think you are Weagle enough for a first ascent of your own? 603 466 3988
As you can see, the Ossipee Lake region has alot to keep you busy. There is a great feeling of community in these parts. Come and enjoy or be a part of it. Call me for a tour of the area properties that will tempt you to invest in this beautiful part of the United States.
Nicole Martinez, Associate Broker