Memorial Day weekend is the kick start to summer in Waterville Valley. The Margret & H.A. Rey Center opens the weekend with a Friday evening lecture by Kim Votta, “Stewardship on the Edge: The Welch Ledges Story.” Join Kim, the Rey Center’s Research Coordinator, on Friday, May 24 from 7-8 p.m. in the Rey Center Gallery on the second level of Town Square. (Kim will also be offering Welch Ledge Stewardship Training on Saturday, May 25 from 2-5 p.m.)
On Saturday, May 25, you’ll find eager kids with fishing poles galore around Corcoran Pond for the Casting for Kirby youth fishing derby. The Rey Center will be in Town Square from 8-11 a.m. with a presentation, “Investigating Pond Life.”
On Saturday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. on May 25, the Curious George Cottage (Noon Peak Road) will be open for visitors. The Cottage is the former summer home of Curious George authors, Hans & Margret Rey.
Later in the afternoon on Saturday, May 25, gather at the Curious George Cottage for the Literary Discussion Group from 4:30-6 p.m. The featured story is “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka. Hors d’oeuvres are potluck, please bring something to share. Literary Discussion Group is sponsored in part by Murray Movitz & Susan Riley and Rob & Monique Lowd. The cost to participate is $5 per Rey Center member, $8 per non-member.
On Saturday evening, May 25, head to the Rey Center Gallery (second level Town Square) from 6:30-8 p.m. for the Opening Reception for the new art show, “Impressions of the North Country,” watercolors and sketches by Russian artist Boris Oskin. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed to help support the programming of the Rey Center.