Month: August 2010

Manchester, New Hampshire

A- Overview:
Welcome to Manchester, the destination spot that provides easy access to all of New Hampshire’s scenic locations! Nicknamed the Queen City, Manchester is true royalty among New Hampshire cities. Straddling the banks of the Merrimack River, she’s the largest city in northern New England and home to people who love the special lifestyle offered in the Granite State.

Visitors to the Greater Manchester area are only one hour from Boston, the Seacoast, the Lakes Region and the White Mountains, making it an excellent base camp for area excursions. Visitors will discover what residents know — everything is right there. Shopping, dining, attractions, historic points of interest dating to the Revolutionary War and plenty more that keeps every day filled.

Visitors can enjoy the amenities of the area without the hassle of traffic and crowds. It is possible to fish, hike, golf and even ski without leaving the city. In the Manchester region, “the livin’ is easy”.

Fall tends to be a very busy time of year, particularly on the weekends when visitors come to the area to experience Nature’s transformation from fall to winter and colors abound. With the temperatures near 60 F during the Foliage season, it’s a perfect time for a ride or a walk virtually anywhere. Of course, a glass of apple cider is a must as well. Winter is cold but skiing is available nearby. With snow falling quite often, a quiet meal around a roaring fire is a delightful way to pass the time while watching the snow cascade to earth. Spring brings a rebirth to the area with an array of blossoms and colors. Summers are very pleasant with the daytime temperatures near 80 F, making it an ideal time to visit the many outdoor parks and attractions.

Regardless of the season, there is always something to do in this beautiful town.

One of the most popular sites to visit is the Singer Family Park which was founded by Peter Ramsey, director of Manchester’s Palace Theater. Events at the Singer Family Park include the annual River Fest celebration and an old-fashioned Family Film Night. The Park is also the sporting venue for the New Hampshire Phantoms semi-pro soccer team. As the first legitimate-size soccer field in the state, it’s the field of choice for high school events and Division II tournaments hosted by New Hampshire College. The field accommodates lacrosse games, as well.

For a taste of the city’s history, take a tour of General John Stark’s House The house was moved to this location from Londonderry, NH, where it was built in the 1730s. It was the boyhood home of Revolutionary War hero John Stark, who fought in the Battles of Bunker Hill, Trenton and Bennington and who coined the phrase “Live Free or Die”. The house is now owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

For young children and the young at heart, be sure to visit the SEE Science Center.

SEE has been getting young people from toddlers to teens, excited about science since 1985. Hands-on exhibits dealing with light, electricity, gravity and momentum will engage all learners and show that science is fun and an important part of our everyday lives.

Nearby, there are a host of sites and activities as well from skiing to indoor professional sports, and even farms to visit. The Charmingfare Farm, located in nearby Candia has one of the largest collections of agricultural animals and North American wildlife in New Hampshire. The farm is home to more than 200 animals consisting of 30 different species. The Robert Frost Farm in Derry is another interesting site. Home of Poet Robert Frost from 1901 to 1909, the white clapboard structure is typical of New England homes in the 1880’s and features furniture of the period. An interpretive nature trail runs through nearby fields and woods.

Whatever the time of year and whatever the visitor’s particularly interest, Manchester has something for everyone.

B- City Information:
Population: 107,006

Elevation: 280 feet above sea level

Land Area: 33 square miles

Location: Located in the south central section of New Hampshire, at the intersection of Interstate Highway 293 from the north, Interstate 93 from the south and U.S. Highway 101 from the east. Manchester is approximately 58 miles from Boston, Massachusetts

Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (when it’s noon in Manchester, it’s 11am in Chicago and 9am in Los Angeles. Manchester observes Daylight Saving Time from April – October

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp.erature(°F)
19.1
22.2
31.7
42.8
54.5
63.7
68.6
66.7
58.1
46.6
36.8
25.1

High temperature (°F)
32.3
35.6
44.3
56.1
68.4
77.4
82.2
80.3
72.2
60.9
49.5
37.3

Low temperature (°F)
5.8
8.8
19.0
29.5
40.6
49.9
55.0
53.2
44.0
32.3
24.1
12.9

Precipitation (in)
3.1
2.3
3.0
3.3
3.5
3.6
3.6
3.6
3.3
3.7
3.7
3.3

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
11
9
11
11
12
11
10
10
9
9
11
11

Wind speed (mph)
7.3
8.0
8.2
7.9
7.1
6.6
5.8
5.5
5.7
6.1
6.7
7.1

Morning humidity (%)
76
76
77
75
77
81
84
88
90
88
84
80

Afternoon humidity (%)
59
55
53
46
47
52
51
52
55
52
59
61

Sunshine (%)
52
55
53
53
55
58
62
60
56
53
42
47

Local Seasons:

Fall tends to be a very busy time of year, particularly on the weekends when visitors come to the area to experience Nature’s transformation from fall to winter and colors abound. With the temperatures near 60 F during the Foliage season, it’s a perfect time for a ride or a walk virtually anywhere. Of course, a glass of apple cider is a must as well. Winter is cold but skiing is available nearby. With snow falling quite often, a quiet meal around a roaring fire is a delightful way to pass the time while watching the snow cascade to earth. Spring brings a rebirth to the area with an array of blossoms and colors. Summers are very pleasant with the daytime temperatures near 80 F, making it an ideal time to visit the many outdoor parks and attractions.

How to Get There:

By Air

Manchester Airport (code MHT)

One Airport Road

Manchester, NH 03103

603-624-6539

Conveniently located adjacent to Interstates 93 & 293, Route 101 and the F.E. Everett Turnpike, in the heart of New England, Manchester Airport is just twenty minutes from the Massachusetts border and less than an hour’s drive from the region’s most popular ski areas, scenic seacoast beaches and peaceful lakefront resorts — even Boston. The airport is served by many of the nationally known airlines as well as certain local and regional carriers.

Boston – Logan Airport (code BOS)

One Harbourside Drive

East Boston, MA 02128

617-561-1600

The airport is located approximately 60 miles south of Manchester and is served by most of the major worldwide airlines as well as many local and regional carriers.

Ground Transportation

Most of the major car rental companies as well as taxi, limousine, and shuttle bus service are available both at the airports as well as throughout Manchester.

By Car

Located at the crossroads of New Hampshire’s major north/south and east/west highway systems, the region is strategically situated at the intersection of Interstates 93 and 293, the F. E. Everett Turnpike, Routes 3 and 101, and is 16 miles south of the intersection of Interstates 93 and 89.

By Train

Amtrak

119 Canal St.
Manchester Transportation Center
Manchester, NH 03101

800-USA-RAIL

By Bus

Greyhound

Manchester Transportation Center

119 Canal St.

Manchester, NH 03101

603-68-6133

How to Get Around:

Because visitors usually want to see many of the sites and attractions both in the city as well as throughout the entire area, a personal or rental car is the best means of travel. Convenient Mass Transit, including regularly scheduled bus service is available from Manchester to Boston and other New England cities through Vermont Transit Lines and Concord Trailways. Registered taxicabs and limousine services also serve Greater Manchester communities.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day: Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day: 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day: last Mon. in May

Independence Day: July 4

Labor Day: 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day: 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve: Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Manchester City Library/Carpenter Memorial

405 Pine St.
Manchester, NH 03101
603-624-6550

Hours: Academic Year: Mon & Thurs 8:30am – 8:30pm; Tues, Fri, Sat 8:30am – 5:30pm; Wed 12:30 – 5:30pm; Sun closed. Summer: Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:3am – 8:30pm; Wed, Fri 8:30am -5:30pm; closed weekends.

Admission Free

The Manchester City Library is one of the largest public libraries in NH, with 270,000 volumes, 14 internet workstations, and a theater auditorium. The library features many children’s’ programs throughout the year. This historic building is a Renaissance style marvel designed by Edward L. Tilton of New York and Edgar AP Newcomb of Honolulu, 1913, given by Frank Pierce Carpenter in memory of his beloved wife, Eleanora.

Singer Family Park

Commercial St.
Manchester, NH 03101

603-606-5252

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free

Founded by Peter Ramsey, director of Manchester’s Palace Theater. Events at the Singer Family Park include the annual River Fest celebration and an old-fashioned Family Film Night. The Park is also the sporting venue for the New Hampshire Phantoms semi-pro soccer team. As the first legitimate-size soccer field in the state, it’s the field of choice for high school events and

Division II tournaments hosted by New Hampshire College. The field accommodates lacrosse games, as well.

America’s Credit Union Museum

418-420 Notre Dame Ave. (Main entrance on Armory Street)
Manchester, NH 03102
603-629-1553
Hours: Mon, Wed & Fri 10am – noon & 1 – 4pm
Admission Free

America’s Credit Union Museum is the national museum for credit unions and their history. The first credit union was founded in 1908, in Manchester, New Hampshire, by Monsignor Pierre Hevey, pastor of St. Marie’s Church. St. Mary’s Cooperative Credit Association’s office was in the home of its first president, Attorney Joseph Boivin. The Boivin home now houses the museum, where several rooms have been restored to the original period. Exhibits, artifacts, and a video present the history of the credit union movement and its leaders from its early beginnings in Europe to present day.

Currier Museum of Art

201 Myrtle Way
Manchester, NH 03104
603-669-6144
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun 11am – 5pm; Thurs 11am – 8pm; Sat 10am -5pm
Admission Charged
The Currier is an internationally renowned art museum featuring European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture. The permanent collection includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, O’Keeffe, Calder and Wyeth. A lively schedule of exhibitions complements the Currier’s commitment to regional art. The Currier also owns Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1950 Zimmerman House, complete with the original furnishings and the owner’s fine art collection.

General John Stark House

2000 Elm St.
Manchester, NH 03104
603-622-5719
Hours: Open by appointment only.
Admission: Free
This was the childhood home of Gen. John Stark, a Revolutionary War hero who fought in the Battles of Bunker Hill, Trenton and Bennington and who coined the phrase “Live Free or Die”. The house was moved to this location from Londonderry, NH, where it was built in the 1730s. The house is now owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum

200 Bedford St. (corner of Pleasant St. & Commercial St.)
Manchester, NH 03101
603-622-7531
Hours: Tues – Sat 10am – 4pm

Admission Charged
Visit the Millyard Museum and get into Manchester’s history. The museum offers visitors a view of Manchester’s 11,000 year history from Native Americans who settled on the Amoskeag Falls to the employees of Manchester’s famous Amoskeag Manufacturing Company to today’s businesses and residents. In addition to the interactive main exhibit, the State Theatre Gallery offers a variety of special changing exhibits.

SEE Science Center

200 Bedford St.
Manchester, NH 03101
603-669-0400
Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 3pm; Sat – Sun 12 – 5pm
Admission Charged

From toddlers to teens, SEE has been getting young people excited about science since 1985. Hands-on exhibits dealing with light, electricity, gravity and momentum engage all learners and show that science is fun and an important part of our everyday lives.

Zimmerman House by Frank Lloyd Wright

201 Myrtle Way
Manchester, NH 03104
603-669-6144

Hours: Call for reservations and additional information

Admission Charged
The Zimmerman House was designed in 1950 by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only Wright house open to the public in New England. Call to make tour reservations.

Nearby Attractions

Charmingfare Farm

774 High St.
Candia, NH 03034
603-483-5623
Hours: May 1 – mid Oct, Wed-Sun 10am – 4pm; June 21 – Sept 4, 10am – 4pm seven days a week.
Admission Charged
Visit one of the largest collections of Agricultural Animals & North American Wildlife in NH. The farm is home to more than 200 animals consisting of 30 different species.

Children’s Metamorphosis

6 W. Broadway
Derry, NH 03038

603-425-2560

Hours: Tues – Sat 9:30am – 5pm; Sun 1 – 5pm. Friday evenings 5 – 8pm
Admission Charged

This hands-on children’s museum features a climbing wall, mountain stream, toddler area, hospital emergency room, grocery store, construction site, and many hands-on exhibits geared towards children ages 1-8.

Fitts Museum

74 High St.
Candia, NH 03034
603-483-5573
Hours: Saturdays in July & August and by appointment with any of the Trustees.
Admission: Free
The Fitts Museum was once known as the Captain Jesse Eaton place. The original one-room home (now the kitchen) and the loft above, was the first dwelling on the site. The Federal style front section was added in about 1820. The home and adjoining grounds were donated to the Town of Candia by the Fitts Family in 1901 to house a library and museum. The collection contains many artifacts passed along to the museum by Candia residents of the 18th, 19th, & 20th centuries. These include furniture, glass and china, musical instruments, paintings, books and documents, tools, and items of everyday life through the generations.

Massabesic Audubon Center

26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032
603-668-2045
Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5.

Admission: Free

All 135 acres are open to the public from dawn to dusk all year. Miles of scenic trails for hiking snow shoeing, and skiing. Bluebird trail and Osprey viewing in spring and summer. Snowshoe and binocular rentals. The Center has large Nature Store, refreshments, live animals, exhibits and program information.

Robert Frost Farm

Route 28
Derry, NH 03038
603-432-3091
Hours: June- Labor Day 10am – 6pm
Admission Charged
Home of Poet Robert Frost from 1901 to 1909. The white clapboard structure is typical of New England homes in the 1880’s and features furniture of the period. An interpretive nature trail runs through nearby fields and woods.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Singer Family Park

Commercial St.
Manchester, NH 03101

603-606-5252

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free

This former “hobo jungle”-turned-sports field is the brainchild of Peter Ramsey, director of Manchester’s Palace Theater. Events at the Singer Family Park include the annual River Fest celebration and an old-fashioned Family Film Night. The Park is also the sporting venue for the New Hampshire Phantoms semipro soccer team. As the first legitimate-size soccer field in the state, it’s the field of choice for high school events and Division II tournaments hosted by New Hampshire College. The field has seen a fair share of lacrosse games, as well.

General John Stark House

2000 Elm St.
Manchester, NH 03104
603-622-5719
Hours: Open by appointment only.
Admission: Free
This was the childhood home of Gen. John Stark, a Revolutionary War hero who fought in the Battles of Bunker Hill, Trenton and Bennington and who coined the phrase “Live Free or Die”. The house was moved to this location from Londonderry, NH, where it was built in the 1730s. The house is now owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

SEE Science Center

200 Bedford St.
Manchester, NH 03101
603-669-0400
Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 3pm; Sat – Sun 12 – 5pm
Admission Charged

From toddlers to teens, SEE has been getting young people excited about science since 1985. Hands-on exhibits dealing with light, electricity, gravity and momentum engage all learners and show that science is fun and an important part of our everyday lives. The gift shop offers affordable items which allow visitors to take some science home with them.

Zimmerman House by Frank Lloyd Wright

201 Myrtle Way
Manchester, NH 03104
603-669-6144

Hours: Call for reservations and additional information

Admission Charged
The Zimmerman House was designed in 1950 by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only Wright house open to the public in New England. Call to make tour reservations.

Nearby Attractions

Children’s Metamorphosis

6 W. Broadway
Derry, NH 03038

603-425-2560

Hours: Tues – Sat 9:30am – 5pm; Sun 1 – 5pm. Friday evenings 5 – 8pm
Admission Charged

This hands-on children’s museum features a traverse climbing wall, mountain stream, toddler area, hospital emergency room, grocery store, construction site, and many hands-on exhibits geared towards children ages 1-8.

Massabesic Audubon Center

26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032
603-668-2045
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am – 5pm

Admission: Free

All 135 acres are open to the public from dawn to dusk all year. Miles of scenic trails for hiking snow shoeing, and skiing. Bluebird trail and Osprey viewing in spring and summer. Snowshoe and binocular rentals. Center has large Nature Store, refreshments, live animals, exhibits and program information.

Robert Frost Farm

Route 28
Derry, NH 03038
603-432-3091
Hours: June- Labor Day 10am – 6pm
Admission Charged
Home of Poet Robert Frost from 1901 to 1909. The white clapboard structure is typical of New England homes in the 1880’s and features furniture of the period. An interpretive nature trail runs through nearby fields and woods.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events & Entertainment

June

The Talarico Dealership Jazz and Blues Festival

Held annually in June

Location: Downtown Manchester

603-668-5588

Call for additional information

The Palace Theatre Trust holds its annual Talarico Dealerships Downtown Manchester Jazz & Blues Festival on Hanover St. in historic downtown Manchester. The event includes for two wonderful days of music, art and culture. Booths include work from local artists.

Farmer’s Market

Held on Thursdays: June – October

Location: Intown Manchester

603- 645-6285

Call for additional information

Features locally grown farm fresh produce, including certified organic, as well as baked goods, flowers & more, from approx. 30 vendors.

July

Farmer’s Market

Held on Thursdays: June – October

Location: Intown Manchester

603- 645-6285

Call for additional information

Features locally grown farm fresh produce, including certified organic, as well as baked goods, flowers & more, from approx. 30 vendors.

August

BBQ Fest

Held annually in August

Location: Manchester

603-625-1855

Call for additional information

Caribbean Celebration

Held annually in August

Location: Veterans Park

603-627-4631

Call for additional information

Annual celebration of the culture of African Descendant community in greater Manchester area through food, African dance & drum, hip hop, rap, spoken word, reggae, gospel, recognition of elders and youth activities.

Farmer’s Market

Held on Thursdays: June – October

Location: Intown Manchester

603- 645-6285

Call for additional information

Features locally grown farm fresh produce, including certified organic, as well as baked goods, flowers & more, from approx. 30 vendors.

Greekfest

Held annually in August

Location: The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

603-623-2045

Call for additional information

Admission Free

A variety of homemade Greek food and pastries are available. Greek music is played throughout the weekend. Jewelry, crafts and imported items from Greece will be for sale. Other highlights include: raffles, a penny sale, a children’s corner, and tours of the church.

Latino Festival

Held annually in August

Location: Veterans Park

603-645-6285

Call for additional information

One of Manchester’s most popular festivals. Food, music, dancing, shipping, events, and plenty of excitement!

September

Collegefest

Held annually in September

Location: Veterans Park
603-625-1855

Call for additional information

Farmer’s Market

Held on Thursdays: June – October

Location: Intown Manchester

603- 645-6285

Call for additional information

Features locally grown farm fresh produce, including certified organic, as well as baked goods, flowers & more, from approx. 30 vendors.

Glendi

Held annually in September

Location: St. George Orthodox Cathedral

603-622-9113

Call for additional information
Annual Greek festival held at St. George Orthodox Cathedral. Booths include: crafts, jewelry, baked goods, raffles, hand-made items and much more. Refreshments and Greek entrees available.

October

Oktoberfest

Held annually in October

Location: Intown Manchester

603-645-6285
Call for additional information
Annual Queen City Oktoberfest. Events include: “The Mad Bavarians” ten-piece Bavarian band, German food, German beer, homebrew competition, many activities for children such as: face painting, balloon artist clown, pumpkin decorating, and rock climbing .

Farmer’s Market

Held on Thursdays: June – October

Location: Intown Manchester

603- 645-6285

Call for additional information

Features locally grown farm fresh produce, including certified organic, as well as baked goods, flowers & more, from approx. 30 vendors.

Entertainment:

Acting Loft

153 Concord St.
Manchester, NH 03104
603-666-5999
Call for performance schedule and additional information
The Acting Loft is southern new Hampshire’s only year round production company dedicated to offering the highest quality theatre performances and education to students of all ages.

Dana Center at Saint Anselm College

100 Saint Anselm Dr.
Manchester, NH 03102
603-641-7710
Call for performance schedule and additional information
The Dana Center is a state-of-the-art regional performing arts center located on the campus of Saint Anselm College. The Dana Center presents a full program of world-class professional performing artists in a palette of artistic disciplines including classical theatre, national tour Broadway musicals, contemporary dance, ballet, international folk art, classical and popular music and theatre for children.

New England Dance Ensemble

21 Buttrick Rd.
Londonderry, NH 03053
603-432-0032
Call for performance schedule and additional information
The New England Dance Ensemble was established in the April 1986 by artistic director Barbara Mullen with the aim of providing the local community with artistic dance productions of superior quality at an affordable price.

Palace Theatre

80 Hanover St.
Manchester, NH 03101
603-668-5588
Call for performance schedule and additional information
As the last of Manchester’s historic downtown theatres, the Palace has truly earned its reputation as the city’s premier performing arts institution. Offering a wide variety of theatre, dance, and music, it remains, as always, a place where the arts come alive.

Southern New Hampshire Youth Ballet

Located in Bedford, NH 03110
603-625-9272
Call for performance schedule and additional information
Southern New Hampshire Youth Ballet is the school’s affiliate performing company. The young company serves as a training ground for local youths and the pre-professional student by providing them with intensive training, individual coaching, performing opportunities, and the exposure to master classes from various guest artists.

Adams Memorial Opera House

29 W. Broadway
Derry, NH 03038
603-437-0505
Call for performance schedule and additional information
Adams Memorial Opera House was built in 1904 for town meetings, concerts, balls, theatrical and dance performances, traveling shows, and political rallies. Completely renovated in 2000, the tradition continues. Winner of awards from NH Preservation Alliance and NH Main Street, the Opera House is on the National Historical Register.

AKSARA

457 Milton St.
Manchester, NH 03103
603-668-8494

Call for performance schedule and additional information
AKSARA an 8 woman a cappella group from southern New Hampshire, has sung together since 1998. Their expressive harmonies and unique repertoire bring the listener to composed peacefulness. Their performances have graced small and large audiences alike.

Granite State Opera

Located in Temple, NH 03084

603-878-0539

Call for performance schedule and additional information
Southern NH’s Professional Opera Company, creating opera of the highest quality with national and international singers, beautiful sets, colorful costumes and one of the best orchestras north of Boston.

Kids Co-op Theatre

Located in Londonderry, NH 03053

603-434-8524
Call for performance schedule and additional information
Kids Coop Theatre of Derry/Londonderry produces several plays per year at the Adams Memorial Opera House in Derry. The award-winning shows appeal to all ages and feature casts which include some of NH’s most talented children and teens. The Theatre seeks to provide not just a venue for the showcasing of talent, but also meaningful and enriching learning experiences in the performing arts for the casts, production teams, and adult volunteers. As a non-profit cooperative, parent and community involvement are integral factors in our success.

Majestic Theatre

281 Cartier St.
Manchester, NH 03102
603-644-8155
Call for performance schedule and additional information
Full time non-profit community theatre. Produces 13-15 plays/musicals/dinner theatres each year for and by community members of all ages; subscriptions are available. Three repertory companies perform year-round both in the theatre and on the road.

Manchester Choral Society

Located in Manchester, NH 03108

800-639-2928

Call for performance schedule and additional information
The Manchester Choral Society is an auditioned community chorus dedicated to the performance of great choral music and is known for its creative programming and high quality performance of classical works generally with orchestra and soloists. Concerts include the annual Christmas Tapestry presented in early December and a spring concert.

Muchachos Senior Drum & Bugle Corps

Located in Manchester, NH 03108

603-647-7650

Call for additional information
Originally organized in 1960 as a program of the Manchester Boys Club, The Muchachos have been the Queen City’s long time favorite Drums’ Bugle Corps. Reorganized In1996 as a non-competing unit, the group appears primarily in parades and exhibitions throughout New England.

New Hampshire Philharmonic

83 Hanover St.
Manchester, NH 03101
603-647-6476
The season runs from October to May with performances at the Palace Theatre and the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester
New Hampshire’s civic orchestra celebrates over 100 years of performing. The orchestra brings together the best amateur and student musicians from around the state, playing with a sprinkling of capable professionals, to present engaging concerts of classical and pops music.

Opera New Hampshire

Located in Manchester, NH 03105

603-647-6564
Call for performance schedule and additional information
Opera New Hampshire, founded as the Opera League of New Hampshire, has brought professional quality live opera to New Hampshire at the Palace Theatre for over forty years.

Profile Chorus

9 Linlew Dr. #3
Derry, NH 03038
603-216-1573
Call for performance schedule and additional information
Profile Chorus is a 30 member women’s show chorus who perform throughout southern New Hampshire. They have varied musical styles from jazz, to show tunes, to heart-wrenching ballads.

Women Spirit Song

457 Milton St.
Manchester, NH 03103
603-668-8494
There are two 13 week schedules annually, call for additional information
Established in 1997 by director, Vic Schneider; this 90+ woman, non-auditioned, community choral group with 17 women playing African drums performs a multicultural repertoire twice a year at the historic Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH. Thirteen week rehearsal sessions are held prior to the performance.

Sports:

Verizon Wireless Arena

555 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

603-644-5000

Call for schedule of sports and other events

Manchester Monarchs Hockey

Professional Hockey

Season runs October – April

Games played at the Verizon Wireless Arena

555 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
603-626-7825

Call for tickets and additional information

Manchester Wolves Football

Arena Football

Games played at the Verizon Wireless Arena

555 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
603-626-7825

Call for tickets and additional information

New Hampshire Phantoms Soccer

E. Hampstead, NH 03826
603-329-4422

Season runs May – August

Games played at the PhanZone

Call for tickets and additional information

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

A- Overview:
Lake Tahoe is awesome! Beginning in late autumn and continuing through the winter and spring, the Sierra Nevada mountain region becomes a winter wonderland. Snow is measured in feet, not inches, and a normal winter will see accumulations of 30 to 40 feet in the higher elevations. Winter can last up to six months in the mountains, which is great news for winter sports enthusiasts. The temperatures stay relatively mild, usually above freezing during the day and only dropping into the 20s at night. During most days, the sun shines and adds the perfect finishing touch to the ideal winter vacation.

One of the highest, largest, deepest, cleanest and coldest lakes in the world, 1000 foot deep Lake Tahoe is situated at a mile high elevation in an alpine bowl of forested granite peaks. The drive around the entire circumference of Lake Tahoe is 72 miles in length and takes about three hours. It is recommended during the summer months only. During the winter, Highway 89, which runs along the west shore and connects South Tahoe and Tahoe City closes when there is too much snow. A delightful alternative to driving around the lake is to view it from a paddle wheeler on a summer cruise.

The early-mid years of the 20th century saw tremendous building and deforestation in the Lake Tahoe area. The building boom was brought under control in the 1960’s, and 85% of the land is now protected from development. The undeveloped land is owned either by the state or federal governments, and has been turned into National Forests and State Parks, further enhancing the appeal of this spectacular place.

The Lake Tahoe region straddles the Nevada/California border. The state line cuts through the lake lengthwise, so that the western shore is in California; the eastern shore in Nevada and some properties situated north and south of the Lake are in both States. One such hotel even has a dotted line running through its rooms to indicate in which State occupants are located.

During normal snow years, many ski resorts are open by Thanksgiving and some even operate through July 4. As a result, summer visitors can ski in the morning and enjoy a pleasant afternoon of river rafting. During any lulls in snowfall, ski resorts make snow. Most resorts have installed sophisticated snowmaking equipment on a large percentage of their terrain.

The North and South Lake Tahoe areas have the greatest concentration of ski resorts in North America, with 15 alpine resorts and 12 cross-country resorts offering a wide range of terrain and level of expertise. For the novice skier or snowboarder, lessons are offered at most of the resorts.

Also offered are packages, which include rental equipment, maps, lift tickets or trail passes, along with lessons.

Other popular activities include sleigh rides, dog sled rides, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling in the fall, winter, and spring; and in the summer: golf, hiking, bicycling, fishing, boating, ballooning, and river rafting. Superb casino gaming and entertainment are available year round. The Olympic games and World Cup skiing have both been hosted by Lake Tahoe. It is a world-class destination.

B- City Information:
Population: 21,600

Elevation:

Tahoe City: 6302 feet

Truckee: 5820 feet

Average Temperatures:

Month
High
Low

January
38F
16F

February
38F
16F

March
46F
21F

April
53F
29F

May
60F
36F

June
73F
41F

July
81F
43F

August
81F
41F

September
73F
37F

October
63F
34F

November
52F
30F

December
40F
15F

If the weather is questionable, call (530) 583-6985 to check cable car operation schedules and weather conditions. In every season, sunscreen is a must because of the greater intensity of the sun’s rays at higher elevations. A jacket is also recommended, because the temperature is much cooler at Lake Tahoe’s elevation than in the valley.

The Area

North Lake Tahoe (North Shore) is less developed, and is where most of the large, expensive vacation homes are located. It has more of a wilderness feel than the South Shore and more opportunities for outdoor recreation, including things like mountain biking in addition to traditional outdoor sports.

North Lake Tahoe is a seasonally inhabited area that stretches along 40 miles of shoreline. It contains three residential communities as well as the Tahoe and Toiyabe National Forests and a number of state parks. The resort communities are known as the West shore; the North shore, and the Truckee River Canyon area.

South Lake Tahoe (South Shore) is much more populated and developed, with a concentration of casinos, miles of motels, shops, restaurants, etc. There is always lots to do in and around this area. It is also well known for its clubs, restaurants and night life.

If you’re going in the summer, plan to jet-ski, parasail, and take a hot air balloon ride right off the lake!

The Lake Tahoe area straddles the Nevada/California border. The state line cuts through the lake lengthwise, so that the western shore is in California; the eastern shore in Nevada and some properties situated north and south of the Lake are in both States. One such hotel even has a dotted line running through its rooms to indicate in which State occupants are located.

The drive entirely around Lake Tahoe is 72 miles in length and takes about three hours. It is recommended during the summer months only. During the winter, Highway 89, which runs along the west shore and connects South Tahoe and Tahoe City closes when there is too much snow. There is good public transportation to all points of interest. Summer and winter are the optimal times to visit the Lake Tahoe area.

Remember that there is the possibility of snow in the higher elevations throughout the year. Always check the weather forecast before driving into the mountains in order to be prepared.

Lake Tahoe, South Shore and North Shore Casinos

South Lake Tahoe casinos include Caesars, Harrah’s, Harvey’s, Horizon, and the Lakeside Inn.

North Lake Tahoe casinos include the Hyatt Regency in Incline Village and the Cal-Neva and Biltmore in Crystal Bay!.

Gambling Age: Persons under 21 years of age are not permitted by law to gamble. They can walk through the casinos, but cannot stop at any of the games. They are allowed to wait in line for a show or a restaurant table with their parents.

Getting There

Airport: The South Lake Tahoe airport has flights to and from the major airports in California. The airport is located just south of the city on Highway 50. Several airlines fly into Reno International Airport. The Tahoe casino express operates a shuttle service between Reno International Airport and Lake Tahoe.

Airport: Tahoe-Truckee is a non-commercial airport for small private planes. It is located southeast of Truckee.

Road Conditions: Telephone 1-800-427-7623 for information on winter driving conditions and road closures.

Bus: South Lake Tahoe is serviced by greyhound on a regular, daily basis from all major cities. The terminal is located inside Harrah’s Hotel-Casino on Lake Tahoe Blvd. For information telephone (702) 588-4645.

Travel in the area: Van shuttles go back and forth between the hotels and the casinos daily at 1/2 hour intervals

California side trip: San Francisco is an easy 3.5 hour drive from Lake Tahoe. Take Hwy 50 west to Sacramento and then I-80 to San Francisco. This would be the best route from South Lake Tahoe. (You can also take I-80 all the way which would be the best from North Lake Tahoe.

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
North Shore Lake Tahoe

Cablecar at Squaw Valley USA

Calif. Hwy. 89, 6 mi. north of Tahoe City, Calif.

(530) 583-6955, (800) 545-4350

During ski season, the tram operates from 9 AM until 9 PM weekdays and from 8:30 AM until 9 PM weekends. Daily hours during the summer are 9:30 AM to 9 PM. The tram is closed from late September until mid-October.

Fanny Bridge

Junction of Calif. highways. 89 and 28, Tahoe City, Calif.

Fanny Bridge spans the Truckee River where it empties from Lake Tahoe on its journey toward Pyramid Lake. Also at this site is the concrete dam with 17 gates used to raise or lower the level of the lake. There are a number of enormous rainbow trout living in the waters around the bridge

Gatekeeper’s Museum

Junction of California Highways 89 and 28, Tahoe City, Calif.

(530) 583- 1762

Since 1986 the Federal Watermaster’s Office in Reno has regulated the level of the lake. Today the gatekeeper’s cabin is a museum showcasing Lake Tahoe’s past through natural history displays, stories of pioneers and priceless artifacts. Of particular interest are exhibits showing the effects of growth and pollution on the Tahoe Basin.

Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum

The museum is open Wednesday – Sunday, May 1 – June 15 and from Labor Day – October 1, and every day from June 16 through Labor Day. The hours are 11 – 5 . Although admission is free, donations are welcome.

The museum contains a collection of more than 800 baskets from native American tribes all over the country.

Ponderosa Ranch

100 Ponderosa Ranch Rd., Incline Village, Nevada

(775) 831-0691

9:30- 5 April – October, weather permitting. Breakfast hay wagons depart twice daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day, at 8 and 9:30 AM. Since much of the activity at the ranch is outdoors, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and to bring along a jacket .

More than 500 million television viewers in 86 countries have relived the days of the wild West through the television series Bonanza. The Ponderosa Ranch at Lake Tahoe was selected as the setting for the show because of its spectacular scenery.

Step back in time to the post-Civil War era as you wander around the 12 acre downtown. It is authentic to the last detail, including the Silver Dollar Saloon advertising “meals 25 cents” the Old Time Photo Shop,and the gallows. Of particular interest is the variety of horse-drawn vehicles casually parked everywhere, as if their owners were in town shopping for the day.

The highlight of the ranch is the massive log structure used as the Cartwright family home. Outside, you can test your skill at the Moonshine Shootin’ Gallery, make new friends at the Petting Farm, pan for gold at the Lucky Bonanza Mine and ride a horse at the Pony Rides.

Watson Cabin Living Museum

560 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, Calif.

(530) 583-8717

Daily June 15 through Labor Day from noon – 4 . Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Built in 1909, the Watson Cabin Living Museum is the oldest building in Tahoe City. Listed in the National Register of Historic Homes, the cabin contains the first indoor private bathroom in Tahoe City, as well as antiques and collectibles from the turn of the century.

Parks

In the Lake Tahoe Basin:

Sugar Pine Point State Park – 530-525-7982
This beautiful Park fronts Lake Tahoe for 1-3/4 miles and features General Creek Campground (operated year-round), the Ehrman Mansion, Sugar Pine Point Nature Center, and over 2,000 acres of conifer forest. The park offers picnicking, hiking trails, fishing, sunbathing, and interpretive programs. The Sugar Pine Point Nature Center is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm through Labor Day. Ehrman Mansion, one of the most beautiful historic homes on Lake Tahoe, is open for guided tours July through Labor

D.L. Bliss and Emerald Bay State Park
Six miles of Lake Tahoe’s most rugged shoreline highlight these popular parks. Both have campgrounds and opportunities for hiking, swimming, fishing, and interpretive activities.

Vikingsholm Castle, the most popular attraction, (west end of Emerald Bay), is considered the finest example of Scandinavian architecture in the United States. Guided tours are available daily, during the summer months from 10 am to 4 pm every half hour.

D.L. Bliss State Park has a beautiful beach on Rubicon Bay (and a trailhead for the Rubicon Point Trail that continues on to Vikingsholm).

Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks:

Sand Harbor – 775-831-0494
Long sandy beaches, rocky coves, and panoramic lake views attract thousands of visitors to Sand Harbor.
Swimming and Scuba Diving – Gently sloping beaches, crystal clear waters, and interesting rock formations make excellent areas for swimming and scuba-diving.
Boating – The boat launch facility has two double ramps. A fee is charged. Parking is limited in the summer; when the lot is full, vehicles and trailers must park outside of Sand Harbor.

Spooner Lake and the Marlette/Hobart Backcountry
This area contains 13,000 forested acres of park land and several alpine lakes. The blue waters of Spooner Lake adjoin aspen groves and mountain meadows dotted with wildflowers. Swimming is not recommended.

Cave Rock
The day-use facility is located on US Hwy. 50, 3 miles south of Glenbrook, just south of the Cave Rock tunnel.

South Shore Lake Tahoe

Aerial Tram at Heavenly Ski Resort

Heavenly Ski Resort, end of Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

(800) 243-2836

During the summer season, the tram runs weekdays from 10 – 9 and weekends from 8:30 – 4 .

From this vantage point 2,000 feet above the level of the lake, the size and grandeur of the Lake Tahoe Basin is exquisite. Hiking along the ridge is popular during the summer. Sunset colors on the lake are spectacular!

Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm Castle

Calif. Hwy. 89, 5 mi. from South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

(530) 573-2600

Tours are usually available daily from mid-June through Labor Day from 10- 4 but call ahead to verify specific times and admission prices.

Emerald Bay with tiny Fannette Island rests on a narrow arm on the southwestern shore of the lake. Its emerald green water is surrounded by sheer granite cliffs.

The castle is not accessible by car, but is a one mile walk from the Emerald Bay parking lotThe 38-room mansion is a replica of an 11th-century Viking castle

Fallen Leaf Lake

Junction of Calif. Hwy. 89 and Fallen Leaf Rd., South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Fallen Leaf Lake is frequently not accessible during winter months because of heavy snowfall.

The second-largest natural lake in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Fallen Leaf was an appendage of Lake Tahoe many years ago. Three miles long, Fallen Leaf Lake is considered by many scientists to be a microcosm of Lake Tahoe. Because it is smaller, researchers are studying the effects of pollution on the lake as they believe the same effects will appear in a similar way later in the larger Lake Tahoe.

Hornblower’s Tahoe Queen

Marina Village, at the foot of Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

(800) 238-2463

Departures are from 10:30am- 7 pm The 2 pm trips on Monday and Tuesday are gaming cruises with personnel onboard to teach the rules and strategies of 21, craps, roulette and poker. Telephone for rates with and without dinner

Hornblower’s Tahoe Queen, an authentic paddle wheeler, sails from its pier in South Lake Tahoe across the lake and into Emerald Bay daily throughout the year.

Tallac Historic Site

Calif. Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

(530) 541-5227

weekends 11- 3 from Memorial Day weekend – mid-June. The rest of the summer season Wed – Sunday 10- 4 Call ahead to verify hours and days of operation

Admission is free

Following the discovery of silver in Nevada, Lake Tahoe became a popular summer retreat for wealthy residents of San Francisco, Virginia City and Sacramento. In 1880, Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin built an opulent resort including a casino and two hotels on this site. For more than 30 years it was one of a kind. As the area became more accessible via automobiles, other lavish estates appeared all around the lake.

Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Calif. Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

(530) 573-2674

weekends from 11- 3 Memorial Day weekend – mid-June. The rest of the summer season through Labor Day weekend: Wed. – Sun. from 10- 4 September schedules vary, so call ahead for hours and days of operation

Adjoining the Tallac Historic Site, the area around Taylor Creek Visitor Center gives the visitor ample opportunities to experience the Taylor Creek ecosystem and to understand its relationship to Lake Tahoe. Mt. Tallac rises 9,735 feet in the background.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Animal Ark
1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 775-969-3111
Located in the juniper covered hills north of Reno. Observe a tiny burrowing owl or kit fox as they bask in the sun next to their burrows; or the black bear that may lumber out of his den to take a dip in his pool. Open April thru October: 10 – 4:30; Closed Mondays, except holidays.

Bartley Park
6000 Bartley Ranch Road, 775-828-6612
The park features more than 2 miles of hiking trails, a horse arena and the historic one-room Huffacker School House. The Western Heritage Interpretive Center features traveling exhibits and other cultural themed programs and displays. The park is a former ranch with lots of open space and also has historic farm equipment.

Fleischmann Planetarium
North of the University of Nevada on N. Virginia St.
775-784-4811: Current Shows & Hours and current events in the night skies
775-784-4812: Reservations
Daily entertaining & informative films & star shows as well as telescope viewing weekly. Don’t miss the out-of-sight gift shop with such fun things as glow in the dark constellation maps, astronaut Freeze-dried foods & much, much more!

Galena Creek Park
18350 Mount Rose Highway, south of Reno, 775-849-2511
Hours: 8AM – 5 daily
440 acre park nestled in the forest with Galena Creek flowing through. Hiking, self guided nature trails, picnic areas and a group picnic facility. Family programs are held in Campfire Meadows at the north end of the park.

Idlewild Park
775-329-6008, West of Booth Street just off Idlewild Drive in Reno
barbecue pits, swimming, fishing, a beautiful rose garden, wedding garden, & much more. For the children there is an amusement park including Merry-go-Round, Flying Planes, Roller Coaster, Tilt-a-Whirl & famous train. Rides open daily: May thru Labor Day 11 – 6. Sept. thru May – Sat., Sun, & holidays, weather permitting.

National Automobile Museum
775-333-9300, 10 Lake Street (Corner of Lake & Mill Sts.)
A collection of 200 antique, vintage, classic, & special interest automobiles, located in downtown Reno. Don’t miss the interest automobiles, located in downtown Reno. Don’t miss the great gift shop with the hard to find unusual gifts!! Open 9:30 to 5:30PM Mon-Sat except Christmas & Thanksgiving. Open 10 to 4:00PM Sundays

Oxbow Nature Study Area
775-334-3808, 3100 Dickerson Road along the Truckee River.
Nature walks, bird watching areas & nature observation platforms.

Ponderosa Ranch
Hwy 28, Incline Village, 775-831-0691
Open Mid-April thru October – 9:30-6. Home of “Bonanza” & “Bonanza, the Next Generation,” Cartwright Ranch House Tour, petting farm, Mystery Mine, shooting gallery, breakfast hay rides, vintage cars, gun collections, & more. Closed winters.

Sierra Safari
10200 N. Virginia, 775-677-1101
Open April 1 – October 31. Hrs: 10 – 5 daily. See more than 200 animals, 40 different species. Located 8 miles north of Reno in the beautiful North Valley area at the front of majestic Peavine Mountain. Sierra Safari has become Nevada’s largest non-profit wild animal attraction.

18-hole miniature golf courses, roller coaster, and Adventure Raceway – 3 race car tracks for all ages and more.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Highlights of Activities Available in Lake Tahoe Area

Skiing

The Lake Tahoe area has the largest concentration of ski resorts in North America, with 15 alpine resorts and 13 cross-country resorts. For the ultimate in vertical, you can dive off the chutes at Squaw Valley. For all-out challenging cruising, you can burn down the meticulously groomed slopes at Northstar-at-Tahoe. For a fun first time on skis you can snowplow without fear on the gentle runs at Tahoe Donner.

Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

North Shore Lake Tahoe

Alpine Meadows

2600 Alpine Meadows Rd., Tahoe City, Calif.

Getting there: To get to Alpine Meadows, take Calif. Highway 89 north 6 miles from Tahoe City or Calif. 89 south 13 miles from Interstate 80 in Truckee to Alpine Meadows Road.

(530) 583-4232, (800) 441-4423

Base elevation: 6,835 feet Top elevation: 8,637 feet Vertical drop: 1,802 feet

Number of runs: 100 Capacity: 16,500 skiers per hour

Terrain: 25 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate, 35 percent advanced Skiable acres: 2,000

Longest run: 2.5 miles Number of lifts: 11 Average snowfall: 340 to 510 inches Snowphone: (530) 581-8374

Boreal Ski Resort

I-80 45 mi. west of Reno, Nev.

Getting there: Boreal Ski Resort has easy access from Interstate 80, 45 miles west of Reno off the Castle Peak Exit.

(530) 426-3666

Base elevation: 7,200 feet

Top elevation: 7,800 feet Vertical drop: 600 feet

Number of runs: 41

Capacity: 8,000 skiers per hour

Terrain: 30 percent beginner, 55 percent intermediate, 15 percent advanced

Skiable acres: 380 Longest run: I mile Number of lifts: 9 Average snowfall: 350 inches

Snowphone: (530) 426-3666

Diamond Peak Ski Resort

1210 Ski Way Dr., Incline Village, Nev.

.For information onFree local ski shuttles call (775) 832-1177.

(775) 832-1177, (800) 468-2463

Base elevation: 6,700 feet Top elevation: 8,540 feet

Vertical drop: 1,840 Number of runs: 30

Capacity: 7,700 skiers per hour

Terrain: 18 percent beginner, 49 percent intermediate, 33 percent advanced

Skiable acres: 655 Longest run: 2.5 miles Number of lifts: 6

Average snowfall: 300 inches

Snowphone: (775) 831-3211

Donner Ski Ranch

19320 Donner Pass Rd., off I-80, Norden, Calif.

Getting there: To get to Donner Ski Ranch, take I-80 west about 45 miles from Reno and exit at the Soda Springs/Norden exit onto Donner Pass Road. The resort is 3.5 miles east.

(530) 426-3635

Base elevation: 7,031 feet

Top elevation: 7,781 feet Vertical drop: 750 feet

Number of runs: 45 Capacity: 7,200 skiers per hour

Terrain: 25 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate, 25 percent advanced

Skiable acres: 400 Longest run: 1.2 miles Number of lifts: 6 Average snowfall: 396 inches

Snowphone: (530) 426-3635

Granlibakken Ski Resort

625 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, Calif.

Granlibakken is about one-half mile south of Tahoe City, just off Calif. 89.

(530) 581-7333

Base elevation: 6,310 feet

Top elevation: 6,610 feet Vertical drop: 300 feet Number of runs: 1

Terrain: 25 percent beginner, 75 percent intermediate

Skiable acres: 10 Longest run: N/A Number of lifts: 2 Average snowfall: 325 inches

Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe

22222 Mt. Rose Hwy. (Nev. Hwy. 431), Reno, Nev.

(775) 849-0704

To get to Mt. Rose take Nev. 431 east for about 11 miles from Incline Village and west for 22 miles from Reno.

Base elevation: 8,260 feet

Top elevation: 9,700 feet Vertical drop: 1,440 feet Number of runs: 41

Capacity: 10,200 skiers per hour

Terrain: 30 percent beginner, 35 percent intermediate, 35 percent advanced

Skiable acres: 900 Longest run: 2.5 miles Number of lifts: 5 Average snowfall: 400 inches

Snowphone: (775) 849-0704

Northstar-at-Tahoe

Calif. Hwy. 267 N., 6 mi. from Kings Beach, Calif.

from the Lake Tahoe area call (530) 581-6365

To get to Northstar take I-80 west from Reno to Truckee about 30 miles and then Calif. Highway 267 south for 6 miles. From Kings Beach, California, take Calif. 267 north about 6 miles

(530) 562-1010

Base elevation: 6,400 feet

Top elevation: 8,600 feet Vertical drop: 2,200 feet Number of runs: 63

Capacity: 19,400 skiers per hour

Terrain: 25 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate, 25 percent advanced

Skiable acres: 2,420 Longest run: 2.9 miles Number of lifts: 12 Average snowfall: 350 inches

Snowphone: (530) 562-1330

Soda Springs

I-80 at Donner Summit, Norden, Calif.

take I-80 west from Reno about 45 miles to the Soda Springs/Norden exit and follow the signs to Soda (about 1 mile). From Tahoe City, take Calif. 89 north to Truckee and then I-80 west to the Soda Springs/Norden Exit

(530) 426-3901

Base elevation: 6,700 feet

Top elevation: 7,352 feet Vertical drop: 652 feet Number of runs: 16

Terrain: 30 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate, 20 percent advanced

Skiable acres: 200 Longest run: 1 mile Number of lifts: 2 Average snowfall: 350 inches

Snowphone: (530) 426-1010

Squaw Valley USA

1960 Squaw Valley Rd., Olympic Valley, Calif.

take Calif. 89 north 6 miles from Tahoe City. From Reno head west on I-80 about 30 miles to Truckee and then south for about 13 miles on Calif. 89

Shuttle service is available from Reno, Sparks and South Shore Lake Tahoe by calling (800) 822-6009;

(530) 583-6985

Base elevation: 6,200 feet

Top elevation: 9,050 feet Vertical drop: 2,850 feet

Number of runs: 150 Capacity: 50,000 skiers per hour

Terrain: 25 percent beginner, 45 percent intermediate, 30 percent advanced

Skiable acres: 4,200 Longest run: 3 miles Number of lifts: 30 Average snowfall: 450 inches

Snowphone: (530) 583-6955

Sugar Bowl

I-80 at Donner Summit, Norden, Calif.

take I-80 west about 45 miles from Reno and exit at the Soda Springs/Norden exit onto Donner Pass Road. The resort is about 3 miles east

(530) 426-9000

Base elevation: 6,883 feet Top elevation: 8,383 feet Vertical drop: 1,500 feet Number of runs: 58

Capacity: 11,300 skiers per hourTerrain: 15 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate, 45 percent advanced Skiable acres: 1,110 Longest run: 3 miles Number of lifts: 11 Average snowfall: 500 inches

Snowphone: (530) 426-3847

Tahoe Donner

11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, Calif.

take I-80 west about 30 miles to Truckee and exit at the Central Truckee exit, which puts you on Donner Pass Road. About one-half mile down the road, turn right onto Northwoods Boulevard and follow the signs for about 5 miles to the ski area

(530) 587-9444

Base elevation: 6,750 feet

Top elevation: 7,350 feet Vertical drop: 600 feet

Number of runs: 14 Capacity: 1,000 skiers per hour

Terrain: 40 percent beginner, 60 percent intermediate

Skiable acres: 120 Longest run: 1 mile Number of lifts: 3 Snowphone: (530) 587-9444

South Shore Lake Tahoe

Heavenly Ski Resort

End of Ski Run Blvd., off U.S. Hwy. 50, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

For shuttle information call (775) 586-7000.

(530) 541-1330, (775) 586-7000

Base elevation: 6,540 feet Top elevation: 10,040 feet Vertical drop: 3,500 feet

Number of runs: 82 Capacity: 29,000 skiers per hour

Terrain: 20 percent beginner, 45 percent intermediate, 35 percent advanced

Skiable acres: 4,800 Longest run: 5.5 miles Number of lifts: 26 Average snowfall: 336 inches

Snowphone: (530) 541-7544

Kirkwood

Off Calif. Hwy. 88 at Carson Pass, Kirkwood, Calif.

take U.S. 395 south to Minden and then Calif. Highway 88 west. It’s about a 90-minute drive when the roads are clear (209) 258-6000, (800) 967-7500

Base elevation: 7,800 feet Top elevation: 9,800 feet Vertical drop: 2,000 feet

Number of runs: 65 Capacity: 16,200 skiers per hour

Terrain: 15 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate and 35 percent advanced

Skiable acres: 2,300 Longest run: 2.5 miles Number of lifts: 12 Average snowfall: 425 inches

Snowphone: (209) 258-3000

Sierra-at-Tahoe

1111 Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd., Twin Bridges, Calif.

take U.S. 395 south to Carson City and then follow U.S. 50 through South Lake Tahoe to Sierra-at-Tahoe Road, about 12 miles farther on. For information on theFree shuttle from South Shore Lake Tahoe call (530) 541-7548.

(530) 659-7453

Base elevation: 6,640 feet Top elevation: 8,852 feet Vertical drop: 2,212 feet

Number of runs: 44 Capacity: 14,870 skiers per hour

Terrain: 25 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate, 25 percent advanced

Skiable acres: 2,000 Longest run: 2.5 miles Number of lifts: 10 Average snowfall: 450 inches

Snowphone: (530) 659-7475

Ski Homewood

Calif. Hwy. 89, Homewood, Calif.

take I-80 west about 30 miles to Truckee and then Calif. 89 south to about 6 miles past Tahoe City. From South Lake Tahoe it’s about 19 miles west on Calif. 89. You can also ride Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) in the North Shore Lake Tahoe region. For the schedule and fares, call (530) 581-6365.

(530) 525-2992

Base elevation: 6,320 feet Top elevation: 7,880 feet Vertical drop: 1,650 feet

Number of runs: 56 Capacity: 8,500 skiers per hour

Terrain: 15 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate, 35 percent advanced

Skiable acres: 1,260 Longest run: 2 miles Number of lifts: 8 Average snowfall: 350 inches

Snowphone: (530) 525-2900

Cross-Country Skiing

North Shore Lake Tahoe

Clair Tappaan Lodge

Donner Pass Rd., off I-80, Norden, Calif.

(530) 426-3632

Diamond Peak Cross-Country

Nev. Hwy. 431, 6 mi. north of Incline Village, Nev.

(775) 832-1177, (775) 742-7957

Granlibakken Ski Resort

625 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, Calif.

(530) 581-7333

Lakeview Cross-Country Ski Area

Country Club Dr., Tahoe City, Calif.

(530) 583-9353

Northstar-at-Tahoe

Calif. Hwy. 267 N., 6 mi. from Kings Beach, Calif.

(530) 562-2475

Resort at Squaw Creek

Cross-Country Ski Center

400 Squaw Creek Rd., Olympic Valley, Calif.

(530) 583-6300

Royal Gorge

I-80 at Donner Pass, Soda Springs, Calif.

(530) 426-3871, (800) 500-3871

Spooner Lake Cross-Country

Ski Area

Nev. Hwy. 28, near the junction with U.S. Hwy. 50

(775) 749-5349, (775) 887-8844

Tahoe Donner Cross-Country

Alder Creek Rd., Truckee, Calif.

(530) 587-9484

South Shore Lake Tahoe

Camp Richardson Cross-Country Ski Center

1900 Jameson Rd., South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

(530) 541-1801, (800) 544-1801

Hope Valley Cross-Country

14225 Calif. Hwy. 88, Hope Valley, Calif.

(800) 423-9949, (530) 694-2266

Kirkwood Cross-Country Center

Calif. Hwy. 88, Kirkwood, Calif.

(209) 258-7248, (800) 967-7500

Donner Memorial State Park

Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, Calif.

(530) 582-7892

North Tahoe Regional Park

Tahoe Vista, Calif.

(530) 546-5043

To get to the park from Incline Village, go west on Nev. 28, just past Kings Beach to Tahoe Vista, turn right on National Avenue and follow the signs to the park.

Whitewater Park

Reno’s latest attraction is the Truckee River Whitewater Park, located in the heart of downtown Reno. Featuring 11 drop pools and class 2-3 rapids, the park offers a great variety of whitewater activities for all skill levels.

Dog Sled Rides

Sierra Ski Touring

Gardnerville, Nev.

(775) 782-3047

The sled can accommodate up to 375 pounds. Moonlight, picnic and special event rides are also offered, but you need to reserve in advance.

Lincoln, Nebraska

A- Overview:
Sometimes mistakenly identified as a sleepy Midwestern town, Lincoln, Nebraska is actually a bustling city with arts and culture to rival many other destinations. Lincoln is proud of its pioneer heritage, and its many museums and children’s activities focus on that heritage. It is a beautiful and active state capital.

Lincoln’s museums bring the history of the Midwest to life and feature exhibits of interest to children as well as adults. A special children’s museum and zoo are just two of the attractions earmarked especially for families with children. Adults will enjoy the governor’s mansion and the Great Plains Art Collection. Lincoln’s cultural borders have expanded with museums dedicated to German and Asian culture and immigration. The whole family will have fun at the National Museum of Roller Skating, which traces the development of this wonderful invention from 1819 to the present.

Twelve thousand years of life on the plains are reviewed at the Museum of Nebraska History, where displays focus on anthropology as well as history. The Elephant Hall, a gallery of towering mammoth, mastodon and four-tusk skeletons, is the highlight of the University of Nebraska State Museum. A few blocks away, at 12th and R Streets, the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery traces the development of American art, and has a twenty-piece sculpture garden.

The Historic Haymarket also hearkens back to Lincoln’s pioneer days. Its unique galleries, shops, and restaurants are a great part of Lincoln life. The State Capitol building is incredibly ornate and offers lessons in the history and culture of the plains. The 76,000-seat Memorial Stadium at the northern end of campus on Vine Street, is where the “Big Red” Cornhuskers chalk up an amazing number of wins against their opponents.

Visitors to Lincoln will be pleasantly surprised by the variety and extent of the cultural offerings. Lincoln still has that endearing small town feel, but is at the same time an up and coming city in the heartland of America.

B- City Information:
Population: 232,362

Elevation: 1189 feet above sea level

Land Area: 74.6 square miles

County: Lancaster

Location: Lincoln is located in the southeast corner of Nebraska, near Interstate 80 from the east and west and U.S. Highway 81 from the north and south

Time Zone: Central Time Zone (when it’s noon in Lincoln, it’s 1pm in New York City and 10am in Los Angeles). Lincoln observes Daylight Savings Time from April – October

Weather in Lincoln, Nebraska

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
22.5
28.4
39.4
51.2
62.0
72.7
77.7
75.3
66.0
53.6
38.2
26.6

High temperature (°F)
33.3
39.4
51.2
63.5
73.8
84.9
89.5
87.0
78.8
66.6
49.1
36.8

Low temperature (°F)
11.6
17.3
27.6
38.8
50.1
60.4
65.8
63.6
53.2
40.5
27.1
16.3

Precipitation (in)
0.7
0.7
2.3
2.9
4.3
3.6
3.7
3.4
2.9
2.0
1.6
0.9

Climate: Lincoln, Nebraska

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
6
5
8
10
12
9
9
9
8
6
6
6

Wind speed (mph)
9.6
10.0
11.3
12.1
10.5
9.8
9.3
9.1
9.5
9.9
9.9
9.6

Morning humidity (%)
78
80
80
80
83
83
83
86
84
81
81
81

Afternoon humidity (%)
68
66
63
58
61
59
60
63
61
58
64
68

Sunshine (%)
58
57
57
58
61
69
73
70
66
63
53
52

Local Seasons:

The University of Nebraska is located in Lincoln. This makes anytime the University is in full session a busy time, particularly on weekends when the Cornhusker football team is playing a home game. Summer is particularly comfortable with the midday temperature near 90 F and with plenty of sunshine. Fall brings students back and with it a drop in temperature. This season offers beautiful weather for taking advantage of the many outdoor activities available. Winter brings cold weather and with it snow. When it does snow, it transforms the entire area into a beautiful picture postcard. Spring brings a variety of buds, blossoms, and change of color.

How to Get There:

By Air

Lincoln Airport

2400 West Adams Street
Lincoln, NE 68524

402-458-2480

Lincoln’s all-weather airport offers easy access to or from major cities across the nation with connections to all points beyond. Major airlines offer multiple arrivals and departures. The terminal is located a few minutes from Downtown and may be reached by taxi, hotel shuttle, or rental car.

Ground Transportation

Many of the major car rental companies as well as taxi, limousine, and shuttle bus service are available at the airport

By Car

Lincoln is easily accessible by car as Interstate 80 which stretches from coast to coast traces its path right along the Lincoln city limits. This east-west accessibility is complemented by ease of access from the north or south via U.S. Highway 77 or Interstate 29 by way of Nebraska Highway 2.

By Train

Amtrak

201 North 7th St.
Lincoln, NE 68508

800-USA-RAIL

By Bus

Greyhound

940 P St.
Lincoln, NE 68508

402-474-1071

Call for schedule and additional information

How to Get Around:

With so many things to see and do both in Lincoln itself as well as throughout the surrounding area, the best way to get around is by either personal or rental car

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day: Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day: 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day: last Mon. in May

Independence Day: July 4

Labor Day: 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day: 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve: Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
American Historical Society of Germans From Russia Museum
631 D Street
402 – 474-3363
This museum includes archives, a library, map collections, special displays and a immense amount of genealogical information.

State Museum of History
15th and P Street
Lincoln NE 68508
402 – 471-3270
This museum focuses on the history of Nebraska and Lincoln. From Indian and pioneer times to the more recent present, numerous exhibits make this a great museum.

Children’s Museum
Lincoln Square at 13th and “O” Sts.
402-477-0128.
A delightful destination where children and youth of all ages may touch, discover and learn, Lincoln’s Children’s Museum features exhibits representative of broad areas of science, technology, history, culture and fine arts.

Folsom Children’s Zoo and Botanical Gardens
1222 S. 27th St.
402-475-6741.
A train ride and many “pettable” animals make this stop a favorite with children and adults alike.

Governor’s Mansion
The Mansion itself is quite attractive and features a doll collection of the state’s First Ladies in their inaugural gowns.

Great Plains Art Collection
215 Love Library, University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus
402-472-6220
This celebrated western art exhibit features 180 bronzes including works by Remington and Russell; also on display are 200 paintings and 300 other works of art, as well as 4,000 volumes of Great Plains and Western Americana.

Historic Haymarket
Between 7th and 9th Sts., from “0” to “R” Sts.
402-435-7496.
Galleries, restaurants, unique shops and bookstores are housed in turn-of-the-century buildings in what used to be the warehouse/farmer’s market section of the city. Of particular interest is the Iron Horse Sculpture. Historic Haymarket is open year-round.

Hyde Observatory
3701 S. 70th St.
402-441-7094
Visitors can view the planets and stars at Hyde Observatory located in the southern part of Holmes Lake Park. The shows, both in the Observatory and across the skies, are spectacular.

Lentz Center for Asian Culture
339 Morrill Hall, 14th & U.
402-472-5841.
The permanent collection includes ancient ceremonial bronzes, jade and ivory carvings, Tibetan ritual objects, ceramics, Asian musical instruments and prints. Rotating exhibitions feature aspects of traditional Asian cultures.

Museum of Nebraska History
15th & P Streets
402-471-4754.
This museum houses colorful exhibits of Plains history, highlighting early prehistoric times, Indians of the Great Plains and pioneer days. The museum’s period rooms, World War II exhibit and interactive exhibits are especially popular.

National Museum of Roller Skating
4730 South St.
402-483-7551.
The only museum of its kind in the world, the National Museum of Roller Skating exhibits skates, costumes, films, artwork and other skating memorabilia from 1819 to the present. Learn about the history, technology and development of roller sports.

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden
12th & R Streets on the University of Nebraska campus
402-472-2461.
Designed by architect Philip Johnson, the Sheldon features one of the nation’s finest collections of 20th century American art including paintings, sculpture, graphics, photography and decorative arts. The Sheldon’s five-acre Sculpture Garden displays 30 key examples of sculpture by artists of international reputation.

State Capitol
1445 “K” St.
402-471-3191, ext. 448
This architectural wonder towers over Lincoln. Whether on the inside or the outside, the intricate artwork, mosaics and sculptures will fascinate visitors. Plan to take an elevator ride to the 14th-floor observation deck for a bird’s-eye view of Lincoln.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
State Museum of History
15th and P Street
Lincoln NE 68508
402 – 471-3270
This museum focuses on the history of Nebraska and Lincoln. From Indian and pioneer times to the more recent present, numerous exhibits make this a great museum.

Children’s Museum
Lincoln Square at 13th and “O” Sts.
402-477-0128.
A delightful destination where children and youth of all ages may touch, discover and learn, Lincoln’s Children’s Museum features exhibits representative of broad areas of science, technology, history, culture and fine arts.

Folsom Children’s Zoo and Botanical Gardens
1222 S. 27th St.
402-475-6741.
A train ride and many “pettable” animals make this stop a favorite with children and adults alike.

Historic Haymarket
Between 7th and 9th Sts., from “0” to “R” Sts.
402-435-7496.
Galleries, restaurants, unique shops and bookstores are housed in turn-of-the-century buildings in what used to be the warehouse/farmer’s market section of the city. Of particular interest is the Iron Horse Sculpture. Historic Haymarket is open year-round.

Hyde Observatory
3701 S. 70th St.
402-441-7094
Visitors can view the planets and stars at Hyde Observatory located in the southern part of Holmes Lake Park. The shows, both in the Observatory and across the skies, are spectacular.

Museum of Nebraska History
15th & P Streets
402-471-4754.
This museum houses colorful exhibits of Plains history, highlighting early prehistoric times, Indians of the Great Plains and pioneer days. The museum’s period rooms, World War II exhibit and interactive exhibits are especially popular.

National Museum of Roller Skating
4730 South St.
402-483-7551.
The only museum of its kind in the world, the National Museum of Roller Skating exhibits skates, costumes, films, artwork and other skating memorabilia from 1819 to the present. Learn about the history, technology and development of roller sports.

State Capitol
1445 “K” St.
402-471-3191, ext. 448
This architectural wonder towers over Lincoln. Whether on the inside or the outside, the intricate artwork, mosaics and sculptures will fascinate visitors. Plan to take an elevator ride to the 14th-floor observation deck for a bird’s-eye view of Lincoln.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events and Entertainment

January

Patchwork Lives Quilt Exhibit

Held early January

Location: Museum of Nebraska History, Lincoln

402-471-4759

Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Featuring the collections of the State Historical Society and the International Quilt Study Center.

Flea Market

Held mid January

Location: Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock, Lincoln

402-483-7291

Call for additional information

Admission Charged

February

Boat, Sport & Travel Show

Held early February

Location: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St, Lincoln
402-466-8102

Call for additional information

Home & Garden Show

Held mid February

Location: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St, Lincoln
402-423-4225

Call for additional information

Flea Market

Held mid February
Location: Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock, Lincoln

402-483-5206

Call for additional information

March

Sesostris Shrine Circus

Held mid March

Location: Pershing Center, 226 Centennial Mall S., Lincoln

402-441-8744

Call for additional information

Traditional 3 ring circus complete with dare devils, acrobats, clowns, animals and more.

Husker Lawn & Leisure Show

Held late March

Location: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St, Lincoln

515-223-5229

Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Something for every outdoor enthusiast.

April

Auntie Amy’s Rubber Stamp Show

Held mid April

Location: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St, Lincoln

909-689-2530

Call for additional information

Crafts, quilts and antiques show

Spring Affair

Held late April

Location: State Fair Park

402-472-2679

Call for additional information

Admission Free
The Midwest’s premier perennial plant sale. Educational programs also offered.

Celebrate Lincoln Ethnic Festival

Held late April

Location: 12th & N Sts, Lincoln
402-434-6902

Call for additional information

Admission Charged

Live music with sounds from around the globe. Wide array of food, dancing, arts and crafts and activities for all ages.

May

Lincoln National Guard Marathon & Half-Marathon

402-435-3504

Call for additional information

The Annual Lincoln All Sport/ National Guard Marathon and Half Marathon, attracts more than 2,000 participants from all over the nation. The marathon is a National Guard trial event and has grown into a weekend of fun for marathoners, families, friends and Nebraska’s Capital City.

Czech Festival

Held early May

Location: Moose Lodge, 4901 N. 56th St
402-435-6914

Call for additional information

Admission Free

Enjoy ethnic foods, music and international dancing. Imported items and bakery goods for sale.

Arabian Horse Show

Held late May

Location: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St, Lincoln

402-794-4974

Call for additional information

June

Tour de Nebraska – Annual Bicycle Adventure

Held late June

Location: throughout Nebraska

402-421-1401

Call for additional information

Admission Charged for cyclists, spectators free

Five day adventure for 175 cyclists traveling 50-90 mi. each day throughout Nebraska.

July

14th Annual July Jamm

Held late July

Location: 12th & N Sts, Lincoln

402-434-6902

Call for additional information

Live music, outstanding food and fabulous art make this 2-day festival a fun destination for all.

Cornhusker State Games

Held mid July

Location: Assorted locations throughout Lincoln

800-304-2637

Call for additional information

Admission Free

Amateur sports festival for Nebraskans of all ages and abilities.

Camp Creek Threshers

Held third weekend in July

Location: Threshing grounds located just two miles east of Waverly at 17600 Bluff Rd

402-786-3003

Call for additional information

The Annual Camp Creek Threshers Antique Machinery and Threshing Show features vintage tractors, steam tractors, a miniature steam railroad and other machinery. Demonstrations of threshing, corn shelling, sawing lumber and blacksmithing give a feel for the “olden days.”

The Parade of Power is offered daily.

Shrine Bowl Parade & Game

Held late July

Location: Parade on Havelock Ave, game at Memorial Stadium, Lincoln

402-477-8908

Call for additional information

August

Lancaster County Fair

Held early August

Location: Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock Ave, Lincoln

402-441-6545

Call for additional information

Capital City Ribfest

Held mid August

Location: Pershing Center, 226 Centennial Mall S., Lincoln

402-441-8744

Call for additional information

Street festival featuring America’s best BBQ from vendors across the country and a variety of live music.

Nebraska State Fair

Held late August through early September

Location: State Fair Park, 1800 State Fair Park Dr, Lincoln

402-474-5371

Call for additional information

Admission Charged

A showcase of Nebraska livestock and other exhibits. Largest midway in the state, national entertainment and family fun.

October

Cornhusker Kennel Club & Greater Lincoln Agility Dog Shows

Held early October

Location: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St

402-786-3550

Call for additional information

Seasons of Crafts

Held end of October

Location: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St, Lincoln

402-489-5001

Call for additional information

Admission Free

Boo at the Zoo

Held end of October

Location: Folsom Children’s Zoo, 1222 S. 27th St, Lincoln

402-475-6741

Call for additional information

A Halloween party with decorated spook stations

Fall Home Show

Held late October

Location: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St

308-389-3297

Call for additional information

November

KFOR Arts & Crafts Show

Held early November

Location: Ag Hall, State Fair Park, Lincoln

402-489-5001

Call for additional information

Admission Free

Crafts, quilts, antique show.

ALSA Alpaca Llama Show

Held mid November

Location: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St, Lincoln

660-537-5262

Call for additional information

Nebraska State High School Volleyball Tournament

Held mid November

Location: Lincoln High School, Waverly High School, Bob Devaney Sports Center

402-489-0386

Call for additional information

Admission Charged

Kaleidoscope of Krafts

Held late November

Location: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St, Lincoln

402-466-0057

Call for additional information

Crafts, quilts and antiques show

Holidays in the Haymarket

Held late November – mid December, Friday evenings 6 – 9 pm

Location: 8th & P Sts

402-435-7496

Call for additional information

Visits from Santa, strolling carolers and street musicians fill the wintry nights with the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas season.

Seasons of Crafts

Held late November

Location: Ag Hall, State Fair Park, Lincoln

402-489-5001

Call for additional information

Admission Free

Crafts, quilts and antiques show

Winter Weekends

Held late November – early December

Location: Folsom Children’s Zoo, 1222 S. 27th St, Lincoln

402-475-6741

Call for additional information

Admission Charged

Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, ride the Rudolph Express or take part in educational activities and crafts.

December

Star City Holiday Festival

Held late November – early December

Location: Downtown Lincoln

402-434-6902

Call for additional information

Admission Free

A week of activities including the holiday lighting ceremony, visits from Santa and the largest parade in the 5 state region – Star City Holiday Parade early December

Seasons of Crafts

Held early December

Location: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St, Lincoln

402-489-5001

Call for additional information

Crafts, quilts and antiques show

Sports

University of Nebraska- Lincoln– Home of the Cornhuskers

3835 Holdrege Street

Lincoln, NE 68503

Ticket office: 402-472-3111

Call for game schedules and additional information

Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Tennis, Track and Field, and Wrestling.

Women: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Rifle, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Arts and Entertainment

Lincoln Symphony Orchestra
233 So. 13th Street, Suite-B102
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-476-2211

Call for performance schedule

Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company
216 North 11th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

402-441-0739

Call for performance schedule

Lincoln Municipal Band

John Shildneck Band Shell at Antelope Park

Antelope Park

23rd and North Streets

Lincoln, NE 68501

402-477-7899

Call for performance schedule

Admission Free

Lied Center for Performing Arts
Johnny Carson Theatre
301 N. 12th St.

Lincoln, NE 68508
402-472-4747

Call for performance schedule
Performances by diverse, internationally known artists. Productions varying from Joan Baez to the “Sound of Music”.

Loft at the Mill
800 P Street, Suite 301

Lincoln, NE 68508
402-477-8311

Call for performance schedule
Variety of performances and activities.

Lincoln Community Playhouse
2500 S. 56th St.

Lincoln, NE 68506
402-489-7529

Call for performance schedule
Musicals, comedies, dramas and children’s plays on stage throughout the year. Main stage and family theater. Youth and adult classes.

McDonald Theater
51st and Huntington Avenue

Lincoln, NE 68504
402-465-2384

Call for performance schedule
Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 300 seat mainstage theater complex located in the Elder Memorial Speech and Theater Center.

Nebraska Jazz Orchestra

Performances held at various venues

402-477-8446

Call for additional information

Rococo Theater
140 N. 13th street

Lincoln, NE 68508
402-476-6540

Call for performance schedule
Offers stage productions, live concerts and events.

University Theater, NE Rep Theater, Theatrix – UNL
Howell and Studio Theaters
12th and R streets, 215 Temple Building

Lincoln, NE 68588
Ticket Office: 402-472-4747

Call for performance schedule