Lake Life Local Events February 21st-27th
Game Time Trivia at Hobbs Tavern February 21st
Monday 7-9pm | Hobbs Tavern | 2415 White Mountain Highway, West Ossipee
Swing by Hobbs Tavern on Mondays at 7pm for Game Time Trivia. Great Prizes!
Open Mic with Paul Luff at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery February 21st
Monday 6-8pm | Patrick's Pub & Eatery | 18 Weirs Road, Gilford
Paul Luff hosts an evening of fantastic open mic music. Please ontact Paul Luff at [email protected] to reserve a spot to perform.
It's a great night with many talented musicians from 6pm-8pm every Monday.
Watercolor Workshop February 23rd
Wednesday 1-3pm | Lakes Region Art Association | 120 Laconia Rd Suite 132, Tilton
with Pat Edsall
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., $40 includes all materials
You must pre-register with Pat
Call 603-472-3733 or email [email protected]
Winter Wonders Week at Prescott Farm February 22nd-25th
Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm | Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center | 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia
By popular demand, Prescott Farm debuts Winter Wonders Week! Guests from neighboring states are frequently in New Hampshire in February & April just one week ahead of our traditional WildQuest Winter Camp weeks. We invite children and their families to get a taste of WildQuest Camp Fun by spending part of their vacation week with us exploring outside, learning about the natural world, and having FUN together!
See individual dates for program activities and physical demand scale. These programs are offered at NO COST to Prescott Farm members. Nonmember cost is $12 per person for each program. Space is limited!
Please note – all children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Guided Hike: Eastman Brook – Squam Lakes Association February 23rd
Wednesday 11am-2pm | Squam Lakes Association | 534 US Rte 3, Holderness
Join LRCC members Bri and Paul on a hike up the SLA’s newest trail, Eastman Brook. If you’re looking to try out a trail you haven’t hiked before or are looking to finish up your Squam Ranger requirements, this about 3 mile out-and-back hike might be for you! Though this trail doesn’t end in a summit, it is a lovely walk through the woods and over a beautiful stream, and we will get to see nice views of Squam as we reach the end of the trail, where we’ll take a break for a quick snack before heading back down.
Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 people.
Check out www.squamlakes.org for more info and to register!
World Tavern Trivia Night at the Bob House February 24th
Thursdays at 6pm | The Bob House | 520 Whittier Hwy, Moultonborough
Join us every Thursday night until May!
Visit us at www.thebobhouseandreelntavern.com.
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy at The Flying Monkey February 25th
Friday 7:30-9:30pm | The Flying Monkey | 39 South Main Street, Plymouth
Hearing Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy speak reverentially about the fiddle, which has propelled their dazzling careers since childhood while cementing their status as Canada’s reigning couple of Celtic music, is almost as electrifying as hearing them play it.
Indeed, when MacMaster and Leahy married in 2002 — both were already stars in their own right — they could not have predicted their merger would recast what contemporary musical success looks like. Or that they would produce a large family and ensure their mantelpiece was jammed with JUNO and East Coast Music Awards while creating an inventory of achievements spanning the globe.
Lunch and Wagon Ride with Humble Grunt Work February 26th
Saturday 11-3pm | Leavitt Park House | 334 Elm Street, Laconia
Join Humble Grunt Work for lunch and a wagon ride at our Veterans Appreciation event. Comfort foods for lunch and hot cider and coco for a wagon ride. Come see what we have been up to and what plans we have for 2022.
RSVP at www.humblegruntwork.org.
Intro to Ice Fishing at Squam Lakes Science Center February 26th
Saturday 7-10:30am | Squam Lakes Science Center | 23 Science Center Rd, Holderness
Beneath the snow and ice is a wondrous world of peril: oxygen starts to deplete, food is scarce, and water temperature is barely above 37°F. Join Science Center naturalists and staff in search of fish that remain active under these conditions. Participants will try to entice fish using lures and jigging techniques that mimic their natural food. Learn about fish adaptations by observing fish colors, fins, and mouthparts. Whether fishing for food, for social gathering outdoors or to be out in the elements, ice fishing is a great activity to foster your love for nature.
All fishing instruction and equipment are provided as part of the program fee.
Ages 16 and up must have a current fishing license, which can be purchased through New Hampshire Fish & Game (fishnh.com). Adults must accompany children as a registered program participant. Dress for the weather with insulated snow boots and non-cotton socks; many layers of clothing including non-cotton insulating base layers, a windproof outer layer; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and gloves. Bring extra gloves, a hot beverage, hand and toe warmers, and a camp chair. Pre-registration is required for all programs at www.nhnature.org.
Snowshoe Yoga at Prescott Farm February 26th
Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm | Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center | 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia
Enjoy the outdoors this winter while doing yoga! In this unique and peaceful snowshoe experience, immerse yourself in the peacefulness of nature as you practice yoga in snowshoes, are guided through a walking meditation, and are introduced to shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing.”
Physical Demands: 
Cost: $29 (non-members) $17 (members)
Tracking: Trailing at Prescott Farm February 26th
Saturday 11am-1pm | Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center | 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia
We’ve introduced mammal family track shapes and gaits; now it’s time to test ourselves with trailing. Learn how a tracking stick helps us follow animal trails. Ask and answer the questions “Who, What, When, and Why?” as we practice reading the stories of the animals.
Ages: Adults & Older Youth
Physical Demand: 
Open Art Classes in Drawing & Painting February 26th
Saturday 10am-12pm | Lakes Region Art Association & Art Gallery | 120 Laconia Rd Suite 132, Tilton
Instructed by Tom Hitchcock
Every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to noon
To register call Tom at (603) 496-6768
Homemade Soaps: Making Colorful Soaps at Prescott Farm February 26th
Saturday 12:30-2:30pm | Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center | 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia
Learn how to safely make your very own soap using the cold process. We will cover the basics of soap making using the cold process which results in a smoother finish using natural materials to add colors to the soaps. Each participant will take home about 10 bars of seasonally scented soap to enjoy after curing.
Physical Demand: 
Cost per station (2 people max per station): $90 (Non-Members) $40 (Members)
Bigfoot Adventure Walk February 26th
Saturday 5:30-7pm | Waterville Valley Recreation Department | 11 Noon Peak Rd., Waterville Valley
Waterville Valley’s Bigfoot Adventure Walk teaches children about the area and wildlife while they embark on a nature walk in search of Bigfoot. The adventure walk activity is approximately 90 minutes long, beginning and ending at the Waterville Valley Recreation Dept. This fun-filled activity is available to children ages 5 -12 years old. Parents are welcome to join or leave the tracking to the little ones while they go grab an appetizer at a local restaurant. The Adventure walk is outside. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear for winter weather. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Dates: Every Saturday in December, January & February
*Group will be capped at 15 kids. If the 5:30pm group fills up, we will host another Big Foot Walk at 7:30pm. We will ONLY host 7:30 Big Foot Walk if 5:30pm group fills up first.
Cost: Children: $10/ Parents: Free
Ages: This walk is appropriate for children ages 5-12. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. We do walk in the snow in the dark with flashlights while our guide fearlessly leads the way.
Registration: Register required in advance. Call (603) 236-4695 to make your registration or register online.
Fireworks over Corcoran Pond February 26th
Saturday 7:30-8pm | Town Square | 33 Village Road, Waterville Valley
Join us in Town Square on Saturday, February the 19th, for a spectacular firework display! Watch the sky come to life with friends and family, sip on a warm libation, and enjoy the dazzling array of fireworks over Corcoran Pond. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Lakes Region Ice Races February 27th
Sundays | Berry Pond and Lee Pond | Moultonborough
Racing 6 classes of cars on a frozen pond every Sunday January thru March, weather & ice permitting. Join us for an exciting afternoon! www.lrirc.com for more, or visit Facebook for updates @LRIRC.
Squam Lakes Association Winterfest Celebration February 12th-27th
All day | Squam Lakes Association | 534 US Rte 3, Holderness
CELEBRATE WINTER ON SQUAM!
In lieu of Winterfest this year, we’re encouraging visitors to our campus daily from February 12th-27th, 2022 for self-guided winter FUN!
From sunrise to sunset you can enjoy our:
- Ice rink
- Frozen mini-golf
- Sledding hill
- Story Walk
- And more on the snow and ice of Piper Cove!
Bring your own skates, skis, sleds, and snowshoes. We’ll provide golf clubs and tennis balls for the frozen mini-golf course. We’re also featuring an interactive Story Walk at the nearby Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest for more family fun in the snow! Click here to learn more about the Story Walk.
Enter your favorite photos (maximum of three per person) that capture the magic of winter in the Celebrate Winter on Squam Photo Contest! Photos can be taken wherever you are–not just on Squam. Top 3 photos will win an SLA sticker. The SLA staff will vote on the top three photographs. All photos received will be posted on SLA’s Facebook page. The top three photos will be highlighted on SLA’s social media accounts. Submit a photo by emailing it to [email protected](link sends e-mail)–by submitting a photo you agree to allow SLA to use your photos.
All activities are outdoors so please plan ahead. Please respect other groups’ space and wear a mask when a distance of 6 feet or more cannot be maintained. These activities are self-guided, so stations will not be staffed.
For more information call (603) 968-7336 or email [email protected]
Wild Winter Walk at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center February 26th
Saturday 10-11:30am | Squam Lake Science Center | 23 Science Center Rd, Holderness
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center offers a winter program for adults and families with children ages 6 and up. Learn about the animals who live at the Science Center during the winter. Most of them stay in the same place, just as they would in the wild. A staff naturalist will lead a guided walk on the live animal exhibit trail to see the animal ambassadors dressed in their winter coats and discuss how these native animals are well adapted for winter in New Hampshire. If needed, snowshoes are available at no extra cost or participants can bring their own. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is all outdoors. Dress to be outdoors with insulated snow boots, hats, gloves, and warm layers. Pre-registration is required for all programs at www.nhnature.org.
Cost: $9/member; $11/non-member
Ages 6 and up
To register for this event, and learn about upcoming programs, and membership go to www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.
Recycled Percussion Show February 4th-27th
Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 3:00pm and 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm | The CAKE | 12 Veterans Square, Laconia
Recycled Percussion is simply one of the most unique shows on Earth.
These Vegas headliners blend live music, comedy, and raw creativity together to form an unforgettable audience experience that has taken them to all 50 states, over 35 countries, and even broken 5 world records.
This show takes the most ordinary of objects like household blenders, shopping carts, step ladders, roller skates, and power tools and turns them into an epic rock concert.
The only difference is that you can bring the kids and Grandma to this concert because it was voted the top family show in all of Las Vegas.
So, if you’re into smiling, laughing, rocking out, and being absolutely amazed… A Recycled Percussion Concert is the place to be.
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