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October 17, 2013

Gazebo Sashay
Waterville Valley friends and neighbors are invited to participate in the 12th annual Gazebo Sashay on Sunday, Oct 20.  The sashay is a strolling outdoor party that moves from one Waterville Valley gazebo to another.  The fun starts at noon at the Reid Gazebo on Rt. 49 and will sashay to three more gazebos throughout the afternoon. If you’d like, bring a dish to share as well as your favorite beverage. There will be a basket to collect donations.

Field Trip to Ice Theatre
The Recreation Department is providing bus transportation to the Ice Theatre of New York’s stunning show ICE:DANCE at the Plymouth State University Ice Arena on Sunday, Oct. 20.  The bus will depart from the Rec. Dept. at 2 p.m.  The cost is $5 per participant, plus the cost of the show.  Pre-register by Oct. 18 by calling 236-4695.

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 Water Watchers monitoring session is Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 9-11:30 a.m.  Meet at the Rey Center, second level of Town Square.  236-3308.

Garden Volunteer Day
It’s time to put the Mary Bierbrier Community Gardens to bed for the winter.  Please join Rey Center staff and volunteers for a Garden Volunteer Day on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 1-4 p.m. at the Curious George Cottage on Noon Peak Road.  236-3308.

Valley Witch Festival
It’s going to be a spooktacular weekend in Waterville Valley on October 26 & 27.  On Saturday, Oct. 26 the Town Square will host a free Mystical Extravaganza with readings, storytelling, healings, crafts, and games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Kids: pick-up a Broomstick Passport, complete a number of activities, get your passport stamped and be entered to win a goodie basket from Town Square shops. Jugtown Country Store will host a free Vampire Vineyards Wine Tasting from 3-5 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat Waterville Valley style on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 4-6 p.m.  Costumed kids must register at the Recreation Department (Noon Peak Road). There is a small admission fee of $5 per gremlin.  There will be a costume contest and then everyone boards the Schuss Bus to be safely transported to candy stops and the Rey Center haunted gallery.  236-4695.

Spellbound Soiree
A packed night of entertainment awaits at The Lantern in Town Square on Saturday, Oct. 26. The band, Back on the Train, kicks off the evening from 6-9 p.m. with soulful singer/songwriter Adam Ward, funky bassist John Dinger, and dynamic drummer Eben Hearn.  Doors open at 5 p.m. with free appetizers served from 7-8 p.m.  The R-rated hypnotist and comedian, Frank Santos Jr., takes the stage at 9 p.m.  Be amazed when you, your friends or strangers from across the room become stars of the show, as Santos makes them believe they are singers, dancers and more.  Tickets are $20 and advance purchase is recommended as space is limited.  Buy online at   VIP tickets are available for $100 per table of four and include a  bottle of wine.  1-800-468-2553.

The fast-paced doubles racket game, Pickleball, has arrived in Waterville Valley.  Play free pick-up games at the Recreation Department on Tuesday evenings from 5-7 p.m.  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.  Call Susan at 254-8933 to sign-up.

Yoga with Belinda
Belinda Phillips offers a weekly yoga class at the Rey Center on Friday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  The class costs $10 and is free for Waterville Valley residents, $5 for property owners.                                       

Waterville Parks Ranked #1
Congrats to Waterville Valley’s Parks for earning the #4 ranking on the east coast, #1 in New Hampshire, by Transworld Snowboarding.

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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.

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