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November 14, 2013

Learn Spanish

The Recreation Department is offering a 5-session Spanish Class for adults and children on Mondays, Nov. 18 & 25 & Dec. 2, 9 & 16, from 3:45-5 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room.  The class will be taught by two knowledgeable and energetic PSU Spanish majors.  The class will be divided into Kindergarten through fifth grade and sixth grade through adult.  The cost is $50 for five sessions and includes snack!  Call the Rec. Dept. to sign-up at 236-4695.

WVAIA Logging History/Walk

Join WVAIA president, Dan Newton, for a Logging History Walk/Hike in Waterville Valley on Saturday, Nov. 16.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the Town Square gazebo.  Dan says this is more of an expedition for artifacts or a walk-talk than a hike and will involve exploring remnants of logging camps and learning about the history of logging in Waterville Valley.  Wvaia.org.

Hockey Games

Waterville Valley’s hometown hockey teams, the N.E. Wolves and AHI Fighting Spirit, are playing on home ice at the Waterville Valley Ice Arena this week.  The Wolves play the Connecticut Yankees USPHL Premier on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 12 noon.  The Fighting Spirit hosts the New England Stars on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 12 noon.  Spectators are welcome and there is no charge for admission.  You can also watch the games for free via livestream.com.  Visit the Ice Arena website at wvicearena.com for a link.

Cold Turkey Plunge

Teams are forming.  Challenges are being made.  Plan on participating in or supporting the Cold Turkey Plunge, a Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports fundraiser being held on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m.  The brave will take a dip in the icy mountain waters of Corcoran Pond after raising a minimum of $50 in donations for the Adaptive program.  The supporters (or, should they be referred to as the smart people) will be on the beach cheering the brave on!  Participants will receive a coveted Adaptive Sports “Empowered” bracelet, a long-sleeve tee shirt, and a cold turkey sandwich prepared by the Coyote Grill restaurant.  There will also be prizes awarded for the biggest fundraisers.  Adaptive Sports provides athletic activities for persons with cognitive and physical disabilities.  Learn more and download a printable registration form online at watervilleadaptive.com.

Santa Arrives

Mark your calendar for Santa’s annual visit to Waterville Valley on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m.  Santa and his elves will ride into Town Square pulled by a team of sled dogs bearing gifts and candy for every child who comes to visit.  The annual tree lighting will be at 7 p.m. followed by a spectacular fireworks display over Corcoran Pond.

Indoor Cycling

Join Rachel on Wednesday mornings from 9-9:45 a.m. and Friday afternoons from 4-4:45 p.m. for a free 45-minute indoor cycling class at the Recreation Department.  Bring plenty of water and a towel.  236-4695.

Athletic Club News

The White Mountain Athletic Club is renovating the men’s locker room.  The lockers and changing area will be available, but the restroom and shower facilities are closed.  After work on the men’s locker room is completed, renovations will begin on the women’s locker room.  236-8303

Artisan Fair

The annual Artisan Fair opens at the Rey Center Gallery opens on Friday, Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 22.  Fair hours will be Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Learn more online at thereycenter.org.

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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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