Event Type Outdoors
The Bretzfelder Park Committee and the Forest Society are hosting “Darkness in the Daytime” on Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at Bretzfelder Park in Bethlehem. The talk will be
The Bretzfelder Park Committee and the Forest Society are hosting “Darkness in the Daytime” on Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at Bretzfelder Park in Bethlehem. The talk will be presented by Douglas Arion, PhD is the director of Mountains of Stars, a public science outreach and education program.
Join the Forest Society to learn more about the Great North American Eclipse on April 8. For the second time in seven years, the moon will cover the sun and create a total solar eclipse. This time the total eclipse will cross northern New Hampshire providing Granite Staters with front row seats to the astrological event. What do we know about the sun, and how are we connected to the universe by experiencing this amazing event? A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, the total eclipse is not to be missed.
About the Presenter:
Douglas Arion, PhD is the director of Mountains of Stars, a public science outreach and education program that engages the public with ‘environmental awareness from a cosmic perspective’ and is Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy and Donald D. Hedberg Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurial Studies at Carthage College. He founded the college’s Griffin Observatory and led observing programs at Yerkes, Steward, and Kitt Peak National Observatories.
He co-founded Galileoscope to provide high-quality, low-cost telescopes for worldwide promotion of science education. Initially launched for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and the International Year of Light 2015, more than 270,000 are now in use in over 110 countries, and a new edition featuring solar filters for the upcoming eclipses is now available.
Arion led the effort to create the AMC Maine Woods International Dark Sky Park, which protects over 100,000 acres in Maine, the last substantial dark sky region in the eastern two-thirds of the United States. He launched the production of Defending the Dark, a documentary on dark skies in Maine that has been shown on PBS across the United States and at several major film festivals.
Arion is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the American Astronomical Society and the International Astronomical Union, has received the Distinguished Service Award from Sigma Pi Sigma (the physics honorary society), the Volunteer Leadership Award from the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Dark Sky Defender Award from the International Dark Sky Association. He serves on US and international commissions on protecting astronomy and space environments.
Join us for this 47th annual 10k Freestyle (skate ski) Race, which is part of the ZAK Cup Series. Located on the grounds of the historic Mount Washington Hotel and
Join us for this 47th annual 10k Freestyle (skate ski) Race, which is part of the ZAK Cup Series. Located on the grounds of the historic Mount Washington Hotel and the White Mountain National Forest, the Bretton Woods Nordic Center is one of the largest cross-country areas in the East. The 100-km trail network crosses open fields, meanders through woods of spruce and fir, passes beaver ponds and mountain streams, and traverses open hardwood stands. Please call the Bretton Woods Nordic Center at 603-278-3322 for more information.
(Saturday) 7:30 am
The Bretzfelder Park Committee and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is hosting The Wonder of Hummingbirds, An Introduction to these Fascinating Birds, on March 13 at
The Bretzfelder Park Committee and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is hosting The Wonder of Hummingbirds, An Introduction to these Fascinating Birds, on March 13 at 6 at Bretzfelder Park in Bethlehem.
Join Elizabeth (Betsy) Fraser to learn what has the weight of a penny, an average speed of 27 mph, and has a metabolism that is 300 times faster than an elephant’s. Enjoy a discussion about the numerous species of hummingbirds, where they reside and how diverse the species are. Fraser will focus on Ruby Throated Hummingbirds, the “hummers” that are found in the eastern United States, including New Hampshire.
March seems early to discuss hummingbirds however, the migration of Ruby Throats from the tropics heading northward is already underway. We’ll explore where they are in their migration and how to use various databases to track their progress northward, reaching our area by early May. If you are a hummer aficionado, come and share your information. Or if you’re just getting started, come, and learn tips on how to make your yard attractive to hummers. Fraser will discuss types of feeders, how to make nectar and how to set up your garden to attract hummers. She’ll share experiences of hummers swarming at the feeder, helping hummers make it through a freak May snowstorm, and having hummers eat out of her hand.
The free program is interactive and designed to engage and educate audience members of all ages.
About the Presenter
Elizabeth (Betsy) Fraser is a New Hampshire native who grew up in Littleton. She earned a Master of Science and PhD degree in the Environmental Sciences at Colorado State University and embarked on a career in the pharmaceutical industry. During her working years, she had the opportunity to lead worldwide programs in environment, health, and safety for major pharmaceutical companies. Her work involved extensive travel and working with colleagues located around the globe. She worked at Sanofi’s headquarters and lived in Paris, France for several years. Upon retirement, she returned to New Hampshire settling in Sugar Hill. She loves the outdoors, gardening and all things related to nature. She’s been an avid student of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds since the early 1990s and always enjoys the opportunity to talk hummers with others who are fascinated by these small birds.
The Turtle Ridge Foundation (TRF), established by Olympic medalist and four-time world skiing champion Bode Miller, his family and Cannon Mountain, will host BodeFest at Cannon Mountain Ski Area on
The Turtle Ridge Foundation (TRF), established by Olympic medalist and four-time world skiing champion Bode Miller, his family and Cannon Mountain, will host BodeFest at Cannon Mountain Ski Area on March 16, 2024. 100% of the event registration fee will benefit The Turtle Ridge Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovative and progressive adaptive and youth athletic opportunities in our communities. There will also be a Silent Online Auction & Live Auction on event day benefiting the Foundation – open to everyone.
Online registration goes live at 12pm on February 15 and closed Wednesday, March 13th.
Your $59 entry fee includes:
Entry to Kids’ Ski w/ Bode Run* (for kids 18 yo & under who can self-load a chair lift and ski unassisted)
Entry to Kids’ Fun Race (One Run, Single GS format on Gremlin Trail. Bibs are assigned in the order that participants sign up. The earlier you sign up, the lower your bib number)
Entry to Autograph Session
Participant Goodie Bag
Commemorative Event Item
BodeFest VIP Pass
BBQ Lunch Ticket
Entry into the huge bib raffle drawing
Have questions? Call (603) 823-8800 or email [email protected]
10:00 – 3:00 Deck Dance Party with DJ Stevie B 12:00 Best Dressed Contest & Group Photo, Base Area (open to all!) 12:15 Old School Duel Contest (details below) 3:00 – 6:00: 21+
10:00 – 3:00 Deck Dance Party with DJ Stevie B
12:00 Best Dressed Contest & Group Photo, Base Area (open to all!)
12:15 Old School Duel Contest (details below)
3:00 – 6:00: 21+ Apres Party in the Pub with 80s cover band Fast Times
OLD SCHOOL DUEL
Come dressed to impress and burn your boots off showing us your daffys, helis, backscratchers & spread eagles from back in the day. Totally rad prizes for best run/trick in each age category: 12+under (Radicals), 13-39 (Hotdoggers), 40+ (Old School Legends) and again this year: Bettys (ladies) and Knuckle Draggers (snowboard) category! PLUS… PIT VIPER throws down again with sick sunnies for prizes!
8:30 – 10:30: Register @ the Fireplace Lounge in Notchview Lodge (get a free Cannon 80’s prize), space limited to first 50, no entry fee! Bib deposit required. Valid lift ticket or season pass required for participation.
12:15-1:00: Old School Duel Event, Base Area
1:00 Awards, Base Area
Help us celebrate the end of our 50th season as we splash our way into spring! Join us Saturday, March 30, 2024 for our annual Spring Beach Party! Spend the
Help us celebrate the end of our 50th season as we splash our way into spring! Join us Saturday, March 30, 2024 for our annual Spring Beach Party! Spend the day enjoying some of our favorite beach activities including our annual pond skim competition! We will have a whole bunch of beach themed activities going on throughout the day, so slather on some sunscreen and suit up because this Beach Party is sure to keep you rocking from first chair to last call!
(Saturday) 7:30 am