Fans of mountain music are in for a real treat on Saturday, Aug. 13, as the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts brings back performer Alex Smith from upstate New York in a coffeehouse concert. The performance will be held in the gallery of The Tillotson Center on Carriage Lane in Colebrook at 7 p.m. Admission to the concert is $15.
Join your friends for a night of toe-tapping music and dance from the Great American Songbook as The Modernistics come to town. The group, based in Boston, features acclaimed tap dancers and vocalists Ted and Pamela Powers, with the versatile Peter H. Bloom on flute and Mark Leighton on guitar.
It’s one of the most compelling stories of the 20th Century, how the White Mountains were saved from the edge of extinction by a group of people, working ultimately with users of the land, to form the White Mountain National Forest.
And never has that story been told more beautifully than in David Huntley’s masterpiece documentary, “The People’s Forest.” This landmark film will have its Colebrook debut when presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 30. The GNWCA has chosen the Tillotson Center in Colebrook for the screening. It is sponsored by Richard and Deborah Sargent. Tickets are at a reduced rate of only $10 to assure that as many people as possible can enjoy this film.“This film, which runs under an hour, makes use of its time well,” said GNWCA President Charlie Jordan, “crowding in a tapestry of the great mountain’s history, mixing vintage photographs and early video to trace the various stages that led to the Weeks Act in 1912. Logging and early outdoor archival film will bring the past into vivid clarity.”