Spring into Warner, Jump into the Arts

Warner, N.H. — The Warner group of the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes spring with a family oriented arts festival in Warner on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art, music, and crafts will fill the town.

Local artists will demonstrate and musicians and dancers will perform at venues along Main Street.

  • See performances by Click Horning at Main Street Bookends, Marek Bennett at BeezInk and Walking Bear Singers at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum tent at Sugar River Bank.
  • Watch dance demonstrations and workshops by the Kearsarge Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Town Hall.
  • Help create a group mural at BeezInk. (There will be lots for kids to do with crafts and activities throughout downtown.)
  • Look for barn and book sales at the Warner Historical Society, the Pillsbury Free Library and Main Street Bookends.

Rollins State Park will be open that day so plan to include a hike up Mt. Kearsarge in your days’ activities.

For more info, visit www.kearsargechamber.org or email: siw@kearsargechamber.org.

Native American containers on exhibit in Warner NH

"Gourd Basket Full of Dream"

“Gourd Basket Full of Dream” by Judy Dow

A new exhibit of Native American containers is on display in the contemporary art gallery at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, N.H.

Bark, marsh-plant fiber, ash splint, gourd, cattails – these are  some of the materials that have been skillfully and artfully twined, woven, carved, folded, or sewn into the containers.

“Containers” will focus on connecting the works of art to the plants from which they have been made,  as shown in Judy Dow’s “Gourd Basket Full of Dreams” and Vera Longtoe Sheehan’s “Five-color Twined Bag.”

The exhibit also features works from artists Jeanne Kent, Liz Charlebois, Lina Longtoe, Jennifer Lee, and Julia Marden.

“Containers” will be on display through July 14.

For more information, including hours and admission, visit: www.indianmuseum.org.

Five-Color Twined Bag by Vera Longtoe Sheehan

Five-Color Twined Bag by Vera Longtoe Sheehan

Warner hosts cooking demos: Eat Fresh with the Market Chef

The Warner Area Farmers Market has scheduled outdoor cooking demonstrations Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The series — “Eat Fresh with the Market Chef” — focuses on local foods in season and continues for most Saturdays until October 13, 2012. The farmers market is held on the Town Hall lawn, 9 to noon.

Presenters include chefs from:

  • local restaurants
  • presenters from local organic farms
  • a market that features NH made food products and
  • the UNH cooperative extension office.

“We have an amazing line-up with a variety of topics,” said Suzanne Bohman,  manager of the Warner Area Farmers Market.

Topics include summer salads and salsa, family menus using fresh ingredients, healthy cooking, mozzarella cheese from local milk, and tamales using local corn.

There is something for everyone—from the gourmet foodie to the busy mom wanting a simple but healthy meal. Our presenters will focus on fresh ingredients put together in creative ways. In most demos, recipes will be available and samples will be given away. – Suzanne Bohman from the Warner Area Farmers Market

For more info and schedule updates, check Facebook or email: suzbohman@gmail.com.

>>> Download/view the event poster (197KB): Eat Local Eat Fresh with the Market Chef.

The series is a result of the Warner Area Farmers Market participating in a project funded by the Capital Area Wellness Coalition, a collaborative volunteer organization in Concord dedicated to creating a healthier community.

The goal of the Healthy Foods Subcommittee in 2012 is to increase community access to healthy locally produced food.

This project has been supported by Kearsarge Area Eat Local (KAEL), a group of volunteers dedicated to increasing accessibility to local foods by cultivating relationships between farmers, growers and consumers and by the Warner Area Farmers Market, a source of fresh local products since 1974.

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum hosts Intertribal Powwow

Takara Matthews is this year’s Head Lady Dancer.

For the first time, the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, N.H., will celebrate its annual intertribal powwow with a drum competition.

MKIM‘s 13th Annual Intertribal Powwow begins on July 14 at 10 a.m.and runs to July 15 at 4 p.m.

Two host drums will supply music for the weekend and other Native American drums are invited to enter the competition.

“Most people don’t realize that the event is about more than competitions. It’s really a way for Native American participants to socialize with one another. Non-native visitors get the chance to learn about new cultures through music, dance, arts, crafts, and food,” says the museum’s Executive Director Lynn Clark.

The museum welcomes the entire community to spend the weekend and enjoy activities for the whole family.

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Admission is $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for children with discounts for families, students, and seniors. Museum members are admitted free. Those who become members at the Powwow will receive free admission as well.

For event and program information, visit www.indianmuseum.org.

Photographs from last year’s powwow by Steven Daigle.

“Susan B. Anthony, the Invincible!” comes to Warner May 20th

“Susan B. Anthony, the Invincible!” will be presented at the Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street on Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. The program is open to the public free of charge. All ages welcome. For more info, call Pillsbury Free Library, Warner, 603-456-2289.

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum offers Home School Day

Home School families are invited to the 3rd annual Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Home School Day for a day of learning and fun on Tuesday, May 17. Education Coordinator Edie Daigle, MKIM, said activities include guided tours of the museum galleries and the Medicine Woods Trail and a Medicine Woods Scavenger Hunt.

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is a natural resource for home school parents said Daigle.  “If your curriculum includes the study of American Indian history and culture, the relationship between people and their environments, or elements of indigenous art and crafts, then a visit to Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is the perfect way to enhance your students’ learning.”

The Indian Museum and Cultural and Educational Center is located at 18 Highlawn Road in Warner.

For more info and admission fees, contact MKIM, phone  603-456-2600 or email education@indianmuseum.org.

Kearsarge Area Eat Local announces January events

A community potluck supper and contra dance with Dudley and Jack Laufman and a program featuring Newbury’s  Marc Moran from Hopewell Farm highlight fun and farm-friendly events being held in Warner this January.  The potluck supper and dance will be held at the Warner Town Hall on Saturday, January 22. People are invited to bring a dish and are encouraged to use local ingredients. (See below for more info.)
The Kearsarge Area Eat Local committee supports sustainable agriculture and the local sourcing of food.  Their January meeting and programs, including the community potluck, are open to all. Newcomers are welcome.
  • January 5 – Wednesday – Monthly Kearsarge Area Eat Local meeting, 7 pm, Pillsbury Free Library.
  • January 14 – Friday – The film TAPPED: The Story of Bottled Water 7 pm, Pillsbury Free Library. Donations accepted.
  • January 20 – Thursday – Farmer Presentation by Marc Moran, Hopewell Farm, Newbury: “Fish Farming, Permaculture and Homesteading in the 21st Century” 7 pm, Pillsbury Free Library. Free.
  • January 22 – Saturday – Community Potluck Supper, Warner Town Hall, 6-7:30 pm. Bring a dish to share; local ingredients encouraged. Free. —– At 7:30 pm, contra dance featuring nationally known Two Fiddles, Dudley and Jackie Laufman, from Canterbury, NH. Cost: $7 donation to  musicians.

These events are collaboratively sponsored by local groups, businesses and town entities including KAEL, Warner Area Farmers Market, Pillsbury Free Library, Warner Connects, Warner Time Bank, Warner Energy Committee, and MainStreet Bookends. For more info, call the Pillsbury Free Library at 603-456-2289.