Thursday, August 2, 2018

August Events

The following events are not sponsored by Western Mountains Senior College, but may be of interest to our members. 

Rescheduled to Sunday, August 5
Annual Whitecap Gourmet Hike
Blueberry season is upon us, which means that it's time for the Mahoosuc Land Trust's annual Whitecap Gourmet hike. This is a moderate 4.6 mile round-trip hike, with 360 panoramic views and berries galore. At the summit, hikers will savor picnic items they have all brought to share, the definition of gourmet being as safe or wild as your imagination. Wear sturdy, sensible hiking shoes; bring water and sun and insect protection. The trailhead is in Andover. From the intersection of Routes 2 and 5 drive north on Route 5 for 3 miles. Turn right to cross the bridge, then left on East Andover Road. The parking lot is 200 yards on the left. FMI: mahoosuc.org.

Sunday, August 5; 9:00-2:00; East Andover Road trailhead, Andover, ME.

Saturday & Sunday, August 4 & 5
Andover Olde Home Days
38th Annual Andover Olde Home Days and Road Race. Vendors on the common, Art Show, parade and more. FMI: Andover Olde Home Days

Saturday & Sunday, August 4 & 5; Andover Common, Andover, ME.

Saturday, August 11 
Sir William Phips, the Invasion of Quebec, and the Origins of Sudbury Canada 
This year’s annual Stanley Russell Howe Lecture by Dr. Emerson W. Baker celebrates the 250th anniversary of Bethel’s founding in 1768. Although Bethel was first established in 1768, its origins can be traced back to 1690 and the massive invasion fleet Sir William Phips led in hopes of conquering Quebec. The invasion was one of the worst military disasters in American history.  But it led to the establishment of “Canada townships” along the New England frontier, including Sudbury Canada, present-day Bethel. FMI: Bethel Historical Society
Saturday, August 11; 2:00-4:00 pm; Bethel Historical Society, Bethel.

Monday, August 13
Mahoosuc Community Band Summer Concert
The Mahoosuc Community Band, under the direction of Patricia Boyle-Wight, presents a concert of popular and traditional music for concert band. Included are selections by Glenn Miller, Herb Alpert, Leiber and Stoller, and John Philip Sousa. Refreshments following the concert.  Free admission, donations gratefully appreciated.
Monday, August 13; 7:00 pm; West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel.

Wednesday, August 29
Community Supper
Come and join the people of the community for a delicious meal. No charge, all are welcome.
Wednesday, August 29; 4:30-6:00 pm; Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walker’s Mills 
Road, Bethel.

Thursday, August 30
The Civilian Conservation Corps in the White Mountains

Forester and environmental consultant David Govatski, who worked for the U.S. Forest Service for more than thirty years, will explore the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and their work in the White Mountain region of New Hampshire and Maine in this illustrated talk. Free and open to the public.  FMI: Bethel Historical Sociery
Thursday, August 30; 7:30-9:00 pm; Moses Mason House, Bethel.