Recent weather makes it hard to believe winter is behind us, but April arrives this weekend. Of course, before we get to spring, mud season must be endured, so here is a slate of family-fun happenings around the Upper Valley this month to keep spirits up.
If you just can’t put your skis away, the Dartmouth Skiway Pond Skim in Lyme, NH might be a good last hurrah. Saturday the 1st, join the Skiway Patrol in a fundraiser for the VA Adaptive Sports Program. Costumes are encouraged! Details here.
Science Day at Dartmouth offers young scientists the opportunity to participate in fun interactive experiments and demonstrations led by current Dartmouth students, fellows, and staff, learn about their work, and find out about what they love to do. Students and families will have a chance to meet researchers training across various scientific areas including but not limited to Biology Chemistry Physics Engineering and Medicine. Activities are geared towards students ranging from 5th to 10th grade however all are welcome (note: all students must be accompanied by an adult.) Saturday April 8th from 10:00am to 3:00pm on the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, NH. Details here.
Treat yourself to one of the best breakfasts in the Upper Valley at the Barnard General Store in Barnard, VT on April 8th and if you happen to bring along anyone interested in hunting for Easter eggs, the store is hosting their 10th annual Pancake Breakfast and Egg Hunt beginning at 10am. The egg hunt is inside the store because…Mud Season.
During the April school break the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT is offering high school students the opportunity to participate in ‘Climate Action Alternative Spring Break.’ Participants will learn what can be done to empower themselves and their community to act on climate change by understanding the food system. Students will travel to local businesses and experts in the food industry who are taking steps to make their work more sustainable and help protect our climate, and work with Montshire staff and their peers to develop feasible solutions for their own communities. April 10th – 13th, details here.
Live music fans will want to stop by Sawtooth Kitchen Bar and Stage on Saturday afternoons this month to enjoy folk singer and songwriter Tommy Crawford who will be at Sawtooth for a springtime residence. Tommy will be performing for all ages on April 1st, 8th, 22nd, and 29th with free shows at 4:00pm.
This last one isn’t exclusively an April event, but if you’ve have ever been on College Street in Hanover on a particularly cruel, cold and damp April day and looked up at the glowing conservatory atop the Life Sciences Center and thought, “It must feel pretty nice in there,” you can actually experience it. Warm your bones and expand your horizons in Dartmouth’s 6,000-square-foot greenhouse – a living botanical museum offering resources for research, serving as a classroom for budding botanists and veteran horticulturists, and providing an inviting space for casual visitors. Open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00am to3:00pm. Details here.
As always, Higgerson Team is eager to spread the word about all the things that make living in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire so great. And if you are thinking of looking for a new home in the area or a vacation property, we are your real estate experts in Hanover, NH and Woodstock, VT, and the constellation of wonderful towns that surround us. Please be in touch and let us guide you home.