North Sutton, N.H. — Celebrate the summer’s harvest at Muster Field Farm Museum on Harvey Road on Sunday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a time to enjoy the beauty of the farm and reap the benefits of the growing season. This event is free to all.
Special activities include guided tours of the historic Matthew Harvey Homestead and live music by Sferes & White and Click & Jonie Horning in the Pillsbury Barn. There will be hayrides, old-time games, and artist exhibits & demonstrations. A warm meal will be available for purchase in the Pillsbury Barn: homemade soups, fresh bread and cider. Fresh produce will be for sale in the farm stand.
New this year will be a Food Preservation Workshop (1-3 p.m.) presented by UNH Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with Muster Field Farm Museum.
For more information and/or directions, call 603-927-4276 or visit www.musterfieldfarm.com.
Sunapee, N.H. — French classical guitarist Claude Bourbon performs at the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse on Friday, September 12 at 7 p.m. The Coffeehouse meets at the Lake Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street.
Food and beverages will be available. There is no cover charge but a hat is passed for the musician and venue expenses.
The CoffeeHouse kicks off the Fall Session with French singer-songwriter and brilliant musician Claude Bourbon who takes blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian styling’s into uncharted territories
“Come experience a rich evening of music listening to top quality performer Claude Bourbon weave his magic. He is known throughout Europe and America for his amazing guitar performances,” says the CoffeeHouse release.
Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland where for a time he was classically trained, but he soon felt the need to explore the guitar without the limitations of written music and delved headlong into folk, blues, jazz and rock music. Now based in the U.K., he has become a world-renowned player, highly acclaimed for his finger-picking style—plucking, picking and strumming at such speed that his fingers seem to appear just as a blur. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz. He has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.
The Sunapee Community Coffeehouse is an all-volunteer, community-based concert series that offers Friday night performances November through December, with an Open Mic Night in October and December.
For directions, performance or volunteer info visit the website at: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.
Sunapee, N.H.– Have you ever wondered what is in the large gray shed opposite the Anchorage in Sunapee Harbor? It’s the Sunapee Historical Society Museum and its directors would like to show you what is there during a special Open House on Sunday, July 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The directors will be giving tours explaining some of the items in the collection and their vision for taking better care of some of it. Also, they’ll be running the equipment from the machine shop that serviced the Woodsum steamboats and serving refreshments. Everyone is welcome.
The museum’s regular hours during July and August: Open afternoons 1-4 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and on Wednesday evenings, 7-9. Closed on Mondays. Admission is free, though donations are always welcome.
Free programs at the museum coming up:
- July 24, 7 p.m.: A Magic Lantern Show featuring slides from the collection.
- August 7, 7 p.m.: Woodbine Dessert Night with refreshments from the cookbook.
- August 21, 7 p.m.: The Wooden Launches of Lake Sunapee.
Celebrate summer and celebrate community at the Sunapee Riverfest on Sunday, July 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. along River Road, Sunapee Harbor village. Sponsored by Project Sunapee, the event promises lots of fun, frolic and food. There will be games of luck and skill for all, a rubber duck race, a bakers’ contest with blue ribbon awards, and plenty of food from BBQ chicken to desserts. In attendance will be the ‘Lil Red Baron’s Caboose, Madi’s Hot Dog Wagon, and the ice cream kids from Sanctuary Dairy Farm. The Whiskey Stones band and Sunapee’s own Time Travelers will offer music. For a complete list of activities and participating organizations and for ticket information, visit Project Sunapee.
North Sutton, N.H. — On June 21, Muster Field Farm, on Harvey Road, will host its 12th annual musical fundraiser. This all-volunteer event, musicians included, helps support the historic farm and serves as a venue for the region’s musical talent, both up-and- coming and tried-and-true!
Enjoy burgers, hot dogs, snacks and beverages (proceeds from food sales also benefit the farm), or pack your own picnic and beverages to enjoy.
Gates open at 3:30, music begins at 4:00. Tickets: $15 per person (children 14 and under are free), available on site the day of the event.
Info and directions: 603-927-4276 or www.musterfieldfarm.com.
Sunapee, N. H. – The Sunapee Gardeners are off to a great start. Summer annuals are on order for planting the first week in June.
Now the local gardening group is looking for a few more volunteers: male, female, snowbirds or full-timers.
“The Gardeners are a fun, friendly group dedicated to making our town beautiful while maintaining gardens between Georges Mills and the harbor,” said the release. “Give us a few hours a month and we promise you camaraderie, a sense of accomplishment and the satisfaction of knowing you have contributed to the natural beauty of our area.”
“Lively monthly meetings, educational and social activities, and area garden tours round out the menu.”
Call or e-mail Peg Chalmers for more information at 763-5562 or email@example.com.
Photos courtesy of the Sunapee Gardeners.