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October 3, 2013

Rally in the Valley

The 2nd annual Rally in the Valley will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5.  This all vehicle show is presented by the East Coast Camaro Club. There will be awards, music, food, and a 50/50 raffle. Dash plaques will be provided to the first 100 vehicles.  Register vehicles at the gate. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the heart of Town Square and around the Ice Arena Building, rain or shine.  The public is welcome to check-out the cars.

Dark Sky Stargazing

Volunteers from the NH Astronomical Society will have their telescopes set-up for an evening of stargazing on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 7-9 p.m. at the H.A. Rey Observatory located at the Curious George Cottage (7 Noon Peak Road).  Admission is free.  236-3308

Water Watchers

Volunteer with Water Watchers and conduct water quality monitoring in Waterville Valley.  New volunteers are welcome to join the program at any time.  The next session is Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 9-11:30 a.m.  Meet at the Rey Center in Town Square.

Pickleball Comes to Waterville!

Join the Recreation Department for pick-up pickleball on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 5-7 p.m. in the gym.  Pickleball is a relatively new racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, table tennis and tennis.  Ages 10+ are welcome to join the fun and there’s no charge to participate! 236-4695

Community Yard Sale

On Saturday, Oct. 12, Waterville Valley Recreation Department will host a Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  Clean out your closets, attic & basement and set-up a table at the yard sale for just $10.  The Rec. Dept. has a limited number of tables available to loan.  Call 236-4695 or stop by the office and register by Oct. 9.

Waterville Valley talk of the towns

Weekly Yoga Classes

Belinda Phillips offers yoga classes on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. at the Rey Center.  The class is free of charge to Waterville Valley residents, $5 per property owner, and $10 per guest.  Preregistration is requested by contacting the Recreation Department at 236-4695.

Wilderness First Aid Course

WVAIA is hosting a 2-day Wilderness Aid First Aid Course at the Waterville Valley Academy on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 & 3.  Tuition for the weekend course is $135 and includes a 2-year WFA certification.  Wilderness First Responders may also recertify with this course.  An optional CPR class will be offered on Saturday evening for an additional fee.  The course will be taught by instructors from SOLO Schools of Conway, NH.  Email or call 254-8933 to sign-up.

After School Antics

Children in kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to participate in After School Antics at the Recreation Department on Monday through Friday from 2:45-5 p.m.  Special classes and clinics, such as printmaking, mystery CSI, wilderness survivor and archery are offered on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and require preregistration.  Contact the Rec. Dept. to learn more at 236-4695.

Ski & Snowboard Swap

Mark your calendar for the annual WVBBTS Snowsports Club Ski & Snowboard Swap on Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 12 & 13 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  This is your chance to sell your used equipment or buy gently used/new gear for the 2013/14 season.

Teeter TOTers

The Recreation Department hosts a weekly parent/child playgroup, Teeter TOTers, for ages 5 and under on Thursday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.  The weekly schedule and price varies.  The Oct. 10 program includes making apple spice play dough and gym play.  Bring water, snacks and appropriate clothes for the activities.

Swim Lessons

The Recreation Department’s certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor will be offering swimming lessons at the White Mountain Athletic Club on Nov. 6, 13, 20 and Dec. 4, 11 & 18.  Several different lesson times are available.  Contact Liz at 236-4695 or emailing

Entertainment at Coyote Grill

The Coyote Grill Restaurant, located on the upper level of the White Mountain Athletic Club, offers entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights this fall.  Enjoy live acoustic music by Bob King, piano music by Mark Rossier, and original roots music with a funky alternative with Steve Cooney & The Wayfarers.  Schedule is available online at

Parade of Homes

Two new Waterville Valley homes will be featured stops in the Lakes Region Parade of Homes over Columbus Day weekend.  ABODE Builders of New England is finishing up construction on Green Peak attached mountain homes and the Snows Mountain House and will be opening the doors to the public Oct. 12-14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Learn more at

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.

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