Thursday, December 13, 2018
Sandwich Singers at St. Andrew’s-in-the-Valley, Tamworth, 7 pm
Lovely music of Vermonter Peter Amidon, Ohioan Howard Helvey, and our own local Ellen Schwindt are featured.  Donations are accepted at the door. There are no advance tickets.  Call 323-8877 for more information.

Friday, December 14, 2018
Even Better Medicine at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
Hobbs writes, “Even Better Medicine will be rocking out the downstairs bar area from 6-9pm every other Friday night this summer! Come on in and enjoy some acoustic jam rock featuring Cliff Wilson Jr. playing harmonica & hand percussion and Ben Cook on the acoustic guitar & vocals.”

Friday, December 14, 2018
Jill Ducsai at the 
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Friday, December 14, 2018
Holiday Variety Show at the Little White Church, Eaton, 7 pm
With Candace Maher and friends. Eaton’s columnist writes, “This year again, we are blessed to be hosting The Promise Singers from Bridgton, Maine. They offer a program of holiday favorites with heart and laughter, just enough to get into the holiday spirit. Puckerbrush will perform a mix of Celtic and Christmas music. This year we are honored to have Tammy and John Flanagan from Madison on a variety of ukuleles with some great singing. Come one, come all for music, a story and refreshments. All for a donation of your choice. All the donations go to the upkeep of our beautiful Little White Church.”

Sunday, December 15, 2018
Bob Rutherford at White Gates Farm, Tamworth, 11:30 am-4:30 pm
White Gates Farm will be cooking up some of their fantastic wood-fired pizzas in their greenhouse, with music for three hours.  Call 662-7556 for details.

Sunday, December 16, 2018
Natalie and the Nightcaps at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1-2 pm, song circle 2-3
Natalie writes, “Celebrating many Sundays of music at the Lyceum.  Friends from near and far will be joining in, playing songs we have enjoyed performing together over the years.  On the roster is Garry Cassidy, Steve Hayden, Doug Hazard, Cindy Duchin, Kitty Boyle, and Jono Devenue.  Please join us in singing it out one last time before there ain’t no more!!”

Sunday, December 16, 2018
Sandwich Singers at the Methodist Meetinghouse, Center Sandwich, 7 pm
Lovely music of Vermonter Peter Amidon, Ohioan Howard Helvey, and our own local Ellen Schwindt are featured.  Donations are accepted at the door. There are no advance tickets.  Call 323-8877 for more information.

Monday, December 17, 2018
Song Circle at the Chocorua Publicy Library, 7-8:30 pm
Suzanne writes, “Bring an acoustic instrument and join in, or just come listen to the great music.”

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Holiday Tea with the Brett School Band at the 
Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 2 pm
Mary writes, “Everyone is invited to a Holiday Tea with the Brett School band… The band will perform a concert of seasonal tunes followed by cookies, tea and cocoa.”

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Roger Sorlien at the 
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “Starting up my Corner House winter music series tonight with Doug Hazard…dangerous folk singer. Doug and I will play this first Wednesday together and then alternate Wednesdays throughout the winter. Each of us will be joined by invited guest musicians until spring.”

Friday, December 21, 2018
Chris Way at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
Hobbs writes, “Chris is a talented acoustic rock and pop singer/guitarist with a wide range of songs in his wheelhouse. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these shows!  Chris’ unmistakable percussive acoustic guitar and grand vocal talent are a package rarely found in the independent local music scene. Chris’ performances are powerful and passionate, and Chris’ love for music and entertaining pours off the stage. Check out his videos at chriswaymusic.com.”

Friday, December 21, 2018
TBA at the 
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, December 22, 2018
Big House Chamber Players at Cook Library, Tamworth, 1-3 pm
Live music to enjoy while you use the library thanks to Chris Nourse, Amy Berrier, Ellen Schwindt, and friends.

Sunday, December 23, 2018
Audrey Drake at White Gates Farm, Tamworth, 11:30 am – 4 pm
White Gates Farm will be cooking up some of their fantastic wood-fired pizzas in their greenhouse, with music for three hours.  Call 662-7556 for details.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Roger Sorlien at the 
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “Starting up my Corner House winter music series tonight with Doug Hazard…dangerous folk singer. Doug and I will play this first Wednesday together and then alternate Wednesdays throughout the winter. Each of us will be joined by invited guest musicians until spring.”

Friday, December 28, 2018
Even Better Medicine at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
Hobbs writes, “Even Better Medicine will be rocking out the downstairs bar area from 6-9pm every other Friday night this summer! Come on in and enjoy some acoustic jam rock featuring Cliff Wilson Jr. playing harmonica & hand percussion and Ben Cook on the acoustic guitar & vocals.”

Friday, December 28, 2018
Peter Heimlich at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Monday, December 31, 2018
Last Night at the Wolfeboro Town Hall, 10 am – 9 pm
Wolfeboro Last Night writes, “Celebrate with family, friends, neighbors and visitors! It’s a day and evening of activities for all as we ring out 2018. (See schedule for event times-locations.)
Fun for all ages is no-cost or low cost (donations welcomed to defray costs for this Wolfeboro event).  Last Night Wolfeboro 2018 events include (times on schedule subject to change; weather permitting where noted):

  • Last Night Wolfeboro Scavenger Hunt: stop at Town Hall, Great Hall; pick up your scavenger map; visit participating businesses and qualify to win a prize when you return to Great Hall.

  • Crafts, fun and snack at Great Hall: Kids will love Mo, The Balloon Man’s creatures; one per child. Families can enjoy crafts and snacks. Food/drink for purchase.

  • Interactive puppet show, music and stories by Just Bob and Marla at the First Congregational Church across from Carpenter School on Main Street.

  • Fun and magic by Tricky Dick at Town Hall-Great Hall

  • Teens have their own space at Brewster Academy Boat House for a variety of show games (3-5 p.m.) then a glo dance with DJ from 7-9 p.m.

  • Bingo and prizes at the First Congregational Church across from Carpenter School, Main Street.

  • Wildlife Encounters presents an interactive show with live animals to learn about and experience. Sponsored by The Children’s Center.

  • The dinner bell rings from 5-7:00 p.m. for an All Saints Church lasagna and dessert buffet. Located across from the Wolfeboro Library, families can enjoy dinner for $30; or $10 per adult, children under 5 free. Accordionist Gary Sredzienski provides music during dinner.

  • Wolfeboro Bay lights up with fireworks at 6:30 p.m. (weather permitting); sponsored by the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce.

  • Join G.A.L.A. for contra dance at Great Hall, 7-9 p.m. All skill-levels welcomed!

Monday, December 31, 2018
Dueling Pianos at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 7-10 pm
Hobbs writes, “Ring in the New Year with Hobbs Tavern and Brewing Co! The Dueling Pianos of NH will be putting on a fun, interactive dueling piano show while we serve up a delicious, 3 course meal and champagne toast!  Early Bird tickets are $45 per person and include admission to the show, a 3 course meal (choose one of five entrees), champagne toast and gratuity.” More details on the meal available at the event page.

Monday, December 31, 2018
Contra Dance at the Tamworth Town House, 7:30-10 pm
The Tamworth Outing Club’s traditional New Year’s Eve dance with Dudley Laufman and friends. The Tamworth Outing Club, joining with partnering organizations and businesses, hosts a dance on the second Saturday of each month, year-round. There will also be a dance on New Year’s Eve at the Tamworth Town House.  Tamworth dances, hosted by the Tamworth Outing Club since 1937, are well-known throughout the state and region as welcoming and multi-generational, with dancers of all ages and abilities gathering to enjoy the company of old friends and new acquaintances.  Admission to the New Year’s contradance is $7 for teens and adults; $3 for children 12 and under.  Go to tamworthoutingclub.org for a complete listing of 2018 dances.

Wednesday, January 2, 2018
Roger Sorlien at the 
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “Starting up my Corner House winter music series tonight with Doug Hazard…dangerous folk singer. Doug and I will play this first Wednesday together and then alternate Wednesdays throughout the winter. Each of us will be joined by invited guest musicians until spring.”

Friday, January 4, 2018
First Friday Faculty and Friends at the Conway Village Congregational Church, 12-1 pm
Mountain Top Music Center writes, “The concert is free, but donations to support the renovation of the Majestic are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend!  (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary.)”

Friday, January 4, 2018
An Evening of Soups and Songs at the Center Conway United Methodist Church, 6-9 pm
Memorial Hospital writes, “Join us for an evening of Soups and Songs, a benefit concert to support recovery services in Mt. Washington Valley, featuring music by Bennett and Perkins with special guest Taylor Whiteside. Doors open at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm. Come early for a potluck dinner featuring scratch-made soups and stews and pick your own hand-thrown pottery bowls crafted by local artisans. Tickets are $25/person. All proceeds to benefit MWV Supports Recovery and Memorial Hospital’s New Life Prenatal Program — Moving Forward from Addiction.”

Friday, January 4, 2018
TBA at the 
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, January 5, 2018
Open Mic at The Arts Center at 12 Main, Center Sandwich, 7 pm
Tom and Jan write, “We invite you to join us to make some music.  Please feel free to bring refreshments to share, and adult beverages, if you choose. We always appreciate your donations in support of The Arts Center, and invite you to be as generous as is comfortable for you. We’re looking forward to a great Open Mic season, and hope you’ll join us and be part of it.

“To get on the list, please send an email to Jan at: janlgoldman@juno.com, and let her know whether you have a preference for the first or second half of the program. We make no guarantee, but will do our best to accommodate your wishes.”