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December 12, 2013

Fire & Ice

Waterville Valley is hosting Fire & Ice on Saturday, Dec. 14.  Enjoy a variety of activities, including ice hockey games, ice skating, ice sculptor and fire (at the outdoor fire pit in Town Square!).  Watch Waterville Valley’s hometown hockey teams, the Fighting Spirit and NE Wolves, play games at the indoor ice arena from 12-2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Grab your skates and enjoy free ice skating from 3-4 p.m. (or rent at the Ice Arena).  Watch a local ice carver create an extraordinary ice sleigh in Town Square starting at 1 p.m.  Visit each of the Town Square shops with your “Flaming Passport” and earn a chance to win dinner at The Lantern restaurant.  There will be a wine tasting at Jugtown Country Store from 3-5 p.m., a book reading by Marcia Santore at the Rey Center at 4 p.m., hot cocoa by the fire pit from 4-7 p.m., and Kids Night Out at the Recreation Department from 7-9 p.m.

Candy Cottage Workshop

Kids love the annual Candy Cottage Workshop at the Recreation Department.  All ages are invited to  join the fun on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The cost is $15 for a large cottage and $10 for a small.  The Rec. Dept. provides everything you need to create a candy-covered masterpiece!  Take your completed cottage to the Rey Center in Town Square and compete to win great prizes! 236-4695.

Indoor Cycling

Join Rachel at the Recreation Department for 45-minute indoor cycling classes on Fridays from 4-4:45 p.m. and Mondays from 1-1:45 p.m.  The class is free for owners/residents and just $10 for guests!  236-4695.

Artisan Fair

A variety of local artisans are displaying and selling their arts and crafts at the Artisan Fair at the Rey Center Gallery located on the second level of Town Square.  A portion of proceeds from the sale support the Rey Center’s art education programs.  Regular hours for the Artisan Fair are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Dec. 22.  236-3308.

Ski Demo Day

Try out the latest ski equipment from Rossi, Volkl, Nordica, Head and more on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Waterville Valley ski resort.

Indoor Climbing Wall

Do you have what it takes to top-out on the Recreation Department’s 28-foot indoor climbing wall?  Enjoy Open Climb Time on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 2-4 p.m.  The cost is $5 per climb, or purchase three climbs for $10.  All paying climbers also enjoy unlimited climbing on the “challenge course” traverse wall.  Closed toe sneakers are required.

Love Lights

Help support the Pemi-Baker Community Health hospice program by stopping by Waterville Valley Realty (41 Valley Road) or the Waterville Valley Post Office (Town Square) and making a donation for the hospice Love Lights holiday tree. Your $5 (or more) donation in memory of a loved one will turn a red light on the Hospice Love Lights tree into a bright white light and a card with the name of your loved one will be added to the tree.  236-8333.

Literary Discussion Group

Join like-minded individuals for an intellectual evening discussing poems, short stores and essays at the Curious George Cottage on Noon Peak Road on Saturday afternoons from 4:30-6p.m.  Bring hors d’oeuvres to share.  Sign-up for news and readings by emailing [email protected] or call 236-3308.

Yoga with Missy

Missy Lash is offering yoga at the White Mountain Athletic Club from 9-10 a.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 12 & 19, Saturdays, Dec. 14, 21 & 28, Sunday, Dec. 29, and Monday, Dec. 30.  Classes are open to all and cost $13 per person.  Learn more online at purepoweryoga.org.

Cornhole Tourney

What could be better than a rousing game of cornhole once your ski day is through? Every Saturday through the ski season, T-Bars at Waterville Valley holds a cornhole tourney with prizes and plenty of folks to wow with your bag-tossing prowess.  Sign-up at T-Bars by 3 p.m. to compete. Must be 21+.  236-8311.

Program Coordinator Wanted

The Waterville Valley Recreation Department is looking for a Program Coordinator.  The position is part-time, year-round (32 hours per week).  Learn more by contacting the Rec. Dept. at 236-4695 or emailing [email protected]

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About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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