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Margret and H.A. Rey Center & Curious George Cottage

Winter Program Guide

December 2013 - March 2014

Margret and H.A. Rey Center 35 Village Road Waterville Valley, NH 03215 (603)236-3308 www.thereycenter.org ©

Illustrations from Curious George in the Snow. Copyright 1998 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved


All Things Curious George Curious George Story Time Saturdays, year-round 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

(Daily during vacation weeks at 4:00 p.m.) Pull up a bean bag chair and listen to your favorite Curious George stories. Fee is by donation. Location: Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 2nd Floor, Town Square Story Time generously sponsored by the Highland-Mills Foundation

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Drop-in every Friday 3:00-5:00 p.m.

NEW!

December 27–March 14, 2014 Make Curious George and other seasonal crafts that children can take home. Fee: $3/child members, $5/child not-yet-members Location: Margret & H.A. Rey Center

Curious George Story Time & Popcorn Every Wednesday 4:00-4:30 p.m.

NEW!

January 8 – March 12, 2014 Join the Rey Center and their “Gay 90’s Wiz-Bang” popcorn machine for Curious George stories and popcorn. Fee: Free for members, $3/child or $5/two children not-yet-members Location: Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 2nd Floor, Town Square

SAVE THE DATE!

Curious George Cottage Family Festival

August 9 & 10, 2014 Curious George and the Man With the Yellow Hat visit Waterville Valley for a weekend of family fun. Watch our website for details and like us on Facebook. ww.thereycenter.org


Nature Explorations Nordic Night Adventures Saturdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. December 28-March 15, 2014 Explore WV’s Nordic trail system at night. Listen and look for nocturnal wildlife, learn constellations and more. Hot cocoa awaits. Bring your gear or rent from the Nordic Center. If renting, gear must be picked up by 4:45pm; we will leave the Rey Center at 5:30pm. Designed for adults & families with youth ages 7+. Transportation provided. Advance Registration Requested. Program Fee: $7/person & $16/family for Rey Center members; $10/person or $23/ family for not-yet-members (up to 4 people per family)* Additional fees may apply for gear rental and trail pass through Nordic Center. (Not available February 15, 2014) Held extra days during vacation weeks. See vacation week schedule.

Nordic Kids with Curious George Story Time & Craft Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. December 28-March 15, 2014

Play games and activities on skis or snowshoes en route to the Curious George Cottage, then have a snack, hear stories and create Curious George themed crafts. It all ends with an extra fun race back to Town Square! If renting gear please arrive at Nordic Center by 9:30am. We will leave the Rey Center at 10:00am. Pre-registration required. Drop-off for Ages 5 & Older, Ages 5 and under parent must attend with child (no program fee for adult). Program Fee: $14/child for Rey Center members, $18/child for not-yet-members* Additional fees may apply for gear rental and trail pass through Nordic Center.

Curiosity Club for Kids First Wednesday of each month 10:30a.m.-noon October–March** Dig into science during this monthly program designed for homeschool families. Each program will explore a different theme from the soil beneath our feet to the stars above our heads. Dress to be outdoors. For ages 6+. **Held Jan. 8 Program Fee: $8 per child for Rey Center members, $10 per child for not-yet-members. Each additional child is $5 for members, $7 for not-yet-members.

* Discounts available for Freedom Pass holders.

To register for these and other Rey Center Programs, email us at programs@thereycenter.org or call (603) 236-3308


Art Gallery Exhibits Artisan Fair

November 29–December 22, 2013 Get a head start on your holiday shopping! A variety of local artisans will be displaying and selling their arts and crafts - everything from handmade holiday ornaments to quilts to watercolors. Wednesdays–Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

A White Mountain Winter December 28–March 1, 2014

Opening reception: Sunday, December 29 6:00–7:30 p.m. This exhibit features works by local artists in a variety of media depicting winter scenes of the White Mountain region. Featured artists include: Randy Roos (photographer), Paullette Brace (printmaker), Jessica Fligg (painter), Carolyn Kemp (watercolors), Libby Corbin (photographer), and many more...

A Student Exhibit

March 8–April 26, 2014

Featuring the works of exceptional high school students from several high schools in the region. Each school will choose their own media and subject matter. Come see some of the area's most talented up-and-coming artists.

Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm. Gallery is located on the 2nd floor in Town Square Proceeds support the Rey Center's art and science education programs. www.thereycenter.org to stay up-to-date on all our great programs


Adult Art Workshops Curious about watercolors?

Watercolor for Beginners with Tamsin Zimbone

Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Join artist Tamsin Zimbone for this 3-day watercolor workshop for beginners. Tamsin will provide the layout for a landscape scene, and then together, step-by-step, you will paint. All materials included. No experience necessary. You will leave with a completed painting. Adults and youth ages 15+. Advance registration required.

Fee: $100 per person for Rey Center members, $120 for not-yet-members. Location: Curious George Cottage

Watercolor for Beginner to Intermediate with Shirley FitzGerald Monday, Feb. 3 – Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Take this workshop to acquire techniques you can use in all your paintings! This workshop is for beginners to intermediates. You will work from a still life to advance the way you look at any subject to paint. This will provide a better understanding of shaping, perspective, & light. Bring your brushes and paint and Shirley will supply the rest. Adults and youth ages 15+. Advance registration required.

Fee: $100 per person for Rey Center members, $120 for not-yet-members. Location: Curious George Cottage

Watercolor Techniques with Shirley FitzGerald

Monday, Mar. 10 & Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Explore some of the many ways to achieve effects in watercolor. The class is for beginners to the more advanced. You will work in small thumb nails that can be incorporated in larger paintings. Bring your brushes if you have them and Shirley will supply the rest. Adults and youth ages 15+. Advance registration required.

Fee: $80 per person for Rey Center members, $100 for not-yet-members. Location: Curious George Cottage

For more information or to register for classes, contact the Rey Center at programs@thereycenter.org or call (603) 236-3308.

Advance registration is required for art workshops to stay up-to-date on all our great programs


Apres Ski Yoga

Rejuvenate Yourself

Thursdays and Saturdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. December 26–March 15 After a day of fun in the snow come stretch and relax during this hour long yoga class. Instructors: Kristy Duris, a health educator and certi�ied yoga instructor teaching a gentle to moderate style of Anusara yoga Donna Sullivan, a certi�ied yoga instructor teaching a gentle to moderate style of �low yoga.

All levels welcome.

Fee: $10 per class for members or $13 per class for not-yet members For more information contact the Margret and H.A. Rey Center at 603-236-3308 or programs@thereycenter.org. Location: Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 2nd Floor, Town Square

Membership in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center is an investment in our organization that says you value what we do and you want to see us continue to grow and thrive. Support the Rey Center by becoming a member. Visit our website to see how.

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Infatuated with Snow Lecture Series "Passion for Snow" the movie Friday, December 27, 7:00 p.m.

Based on the book Passion for Skiing (2010), the story begins with the first Dartmouth Winter Carnival and traces 100+years of ski history through the present day. It explains how the college and many of its alumni contributed to every aspect of the formation and continuing developments in today’s $25 billion snow sports industry. Followed by a panel discussion. Fee: $10/person.

Over the Headwall: The Ski History of Tuckerman Ravine by Jeff Leich Friday, January 17, 7:00 p.m.

Tuckerman Ravine has drawn skiers since 1913, along with a handful of expert photographers who documented the outstanding scenery and exciting ski action. Learn the history of the ravine and how it affected skiing, from the earliest ski mountaineers to the telemark revival and advent of the snowboard, by Jeff Leich, director of the N.E. Ski Museum.

Getting to Know Snow by Mary Stampone

Friday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.

Get to know snow from expert Mary Stampone as she sheds light on the future of winter sports in NH! Mary Stampone is an assistant professor of geography at UNH and a state climatologist.  As a UNH faculty member, she teaches courses in weather and climate and conducts research in climate system science.

Moose on the Edge by Kristine Rines Friday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.

Kristine Rines, NH Fish & Game biologist, will share historical changes, life history, current status, management and research on New Hampshire’s moose herd, which exists on the southern edge of North American Moose range. The program will include lots of stories and a discussion of how a changing climate may already be influencing our moose.

Lectures are held in the Margret & H.A. Rey Center., 2nd Floor, Town Square. Fee: Free for members, $5 for not-yet-members, unless otherwise noted.


Annual Fundriasing Gala & Auction Saturday, February 15, 2014 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Dance & Romance

Waterville Valley Conference Center, Waterville Valley, NH Live & Silent Auction Appetizers, Dinner, Dessert, Cash Bar Dancing with Live Music There are three ways to give: Donate an auction item Become a sponsor Purchase tickets and join the fun!

Your support will help us raise $20,000 to fund Rey Center art, science and nature education programs for all ages. For more information contact the Rey Center at (603) 236-3308 or email programs@thereycenter.org


Vacation Week Programs

Family Fun Olympic Challenge Monday, February 17 1:00-3:00 p.m. Take part in family friendly competitions. Events may include sledding, snow pile challenge, snowshoe relay and frozen obstacle course. Fee: $5/person or $15/family of 4 for Rey Center members; $8/person or $24/family of 4 for not-yetmembers. Location: Curious George Cottage

Snow Caves Wednesday, February 19 1:00-3:00 p.m. Learn about snow shelters and dig snow caves. Be prepared to do some digging! Dress in warm layers and wear good snow boots. Adults and families with children ages 5+. Fee: $5/ child for Rey Center Members, $8/child for not-yet-members. Location: Curious George Cottage

Creatures of the Night with the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Thursday, February 20 6:00-7:00 p.m. Learn what makes nocturnal creatures well-suited for night life. Live animals and a naturalist from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will join us. All ages welcome. Fee: No charge to attend, donations welcome. Location: Margret & H.A. Rey Center, 2nd Floor, Town Square

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Curious George Story Time & Adventure 11:00 a.m.-noon

(See Christmas and February vacation week schedules)

December 26-31, 2013; February 15 - March 1, 2014 Join us to listen to your favorite Curious George stories and then head outside for Curious George-style adventures. Fee: $3/child for members, $5/ child for not-yet-members* Location: Curious George Cottage

Curious George Story Time & Craft 11:00 a.m.-noon

(See Christmas and February vacation week schedules)

December 26-31, 2013; February 15 - March 1, 2014 Listen to your favorite Curious George stories, then make Curious George and other le ilab seasonal crafts your children can take home. nts avaPass u o c s i *D edom Fee: $3/child for members, $5/ child for not-yet-members* for Freolders H Location: Curious George Cottage


Literary Discussion Group Every Saturday 4:30-6:00 p.m. (no meeting on February 15, 2014)

Join us for an intellectual evening to discuss poems, short stories and essays at the Curious George Cottage. Hors d'oeuvres are potluck. Readings are provided in advance. Fee: $5/ person for Rey Center members, $8/person for not-yet-members. For Adults. For more information call the Rey Center at (603)236-3308 or email us at programs@thereycenter.org


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Schedule-At-A-Glance

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Rey Center Open Hours (Year-Round) Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Rey Center Art Gallery Open (Year-Round) Wednesdays, 4:00-4:30 p.m. – Curious George Story Time & Popcorn (January 8-March 12) Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Apres Ski Yoga (December 26-March 15) Fridays, 3:00-5:00 p.m. – Curious Crafts at the Rey Center (December 27-March 14) Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-noon – Nordic Kids with CG Story Time & Craft (Dec 28-March 15) Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time (Year-Round) Saturdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m. – Curious George Cottage Open Hours (December 7-March 29) Saturdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Curious George Story Time (Year-Round) Saturdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Apres Ski Yoga (December 26-March 15) Saturdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. – Literary Discussion Group (Year-Round) Saturdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Nordic Night Adventures (December 28-March 15)

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Friday, 11/29 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Artisan Fair Opening Day (Rey Center) Sunday, 12/1 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Rey Center and Artisan Fair Open Wednesday, 12/4 10:30 a.m.-noon – Curiosity Club (Rey Center) Sunday, 12/8 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Rey Center and Artisan Fair Open Tues-Thur., 12/10-12/12 1:00-4:00 p.m. – Art Workshop: Watercolors for Beginners (Cottage) Sunday, 12/15 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Rey Center and Artisan Fair Open Sunday, 12/22 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Rey Center and Artisan Fair Open December Vacation Week Programs December 26-31, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Rey Center Open Daily December 26-31, 12:30-2:30 p.m. – Curious George Cottage Open Daily December 26-31, 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Curious George Story Time at the Rey Center daily Thursday, 12/26 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time & Craft (Cottage) Thursday, 12/26 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Apres Ski Yoga (Rey Center) Friday, 12/27 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time & Adventure (Cottage) Friday, 12/27 3:00-5:00 p.m. – Curious Crafts Drop-in (Rey Center) Friday, 12/27 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Lecture: "Passion for Snow Movie" (Location TBA) Saturday, 12/28 10:00 a.m.-noon – Nordic Kids (meet at the Rey Center) Saturday, 12/28 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time (Rey Center) Saturday, 12/28 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Apres Ski Yoga (Rey Center) Saturday, 12/28 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Nordic Night Adventure (meet at the Rey Center) Saturday, 12/28 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Dark Sky Stargazing (Cottage) Sunday, 12/29 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time & Craft (Cottage) Sunday, 12/29 6:00-7:30 p.m. – Art Gallery Opening Reception (Rey Center) Monday, 12/30 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time & Adventure (Cottage) Monday, 12/30 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Nordic Night Adventures (meet at the Rey Center) Tuesday, 12/31 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time & Craft (Cottage) Wednesday, 1/1 – Closed in Observance of New Year’s Holiday Saturday, 1/4 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Dark Sky Stargazing (Cottage) Wednesday, 1/8 10:30 a.m.-noon – Curiosity Club (Rey Center) Friday, 1/17 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Lecture: “Over the Headwall” by Jeff Leich (Rey Center) Sunday, 1/19 10:00-5:00 – Rey Center and Art Gallery Open Sunday, 1/19 11:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. – Curious George Story Time ( Rey Center) Saturday 2/1 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Dark Sky Stargazing (Cottage)

to stay up-to-date on all our great programs


SPECIAL PROGRAMS CON’T:

Mon.-Wed., 2/3-2/5 1:00-4:00 p.m. – Art Workshop: Watercolor for Beg to Intermed (Cottage) Wednesday, 2/5 10:30 a.m.-noon – Curiosity Club (Rey Center) Saturday, 2/15 6:00-10:00 p.m. – Rey Center Fundraising GALA ( Conference Center) February Vacation Week Programs-February 15 – February 22, 2014 February 15-22, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Rey Center Open Daily February 15-22, 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Curious George Story Time at the Rey Center daily February 17-21, 12:30-2:30 p.m. – Curious George Cottage Open Daily Saturday 2/15, 10:00 a.m.-noon – Nordic Kids (meet at the Rey Center) Saturday 2/15, 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time at the Rey Center Saturday 2/15, 2:00-4:00 p.m. – Curious George Cottage Open Saturday 2/15, 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Apres Ski Yoga (Rey Center) Saturday 2/15, 6:00-10:00 p.m. – Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner and Auction Sunday 2/16, 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time at the Rey Center Monday 2/17, 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time & Adventure (Cottage) Monday 2/17, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Family Fun Olympic Challenge (Cottage) Tuesday 2/18, 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time & Craft (Cottage) Tuesday 2/18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Nordic Night Adventures (meet at the Rey Center) Wednesday 2/19, 11:00 a.m.- noon – Curious George Story Time & Adventure (Cottage) Wednesday 2/19, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Snow Caves (Cottage) Wednesday 2/19, 4:00-4:30 p.m. – Curious George Story Time & Popcorn (Rey Center) Thursday 2/20, 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curous George Story Time & Craft (Cottage) Thursday 2/20, 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Apres Ski Yoga (Rey Center) Thursday 2/20, 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Program (Rey Center) Friday 2/21, 11:00a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time & Adventure (Cottage) Friday 2/21, 3:00-5:00 p.m. – Curious Crafts Drop-in (Rey Center) Friday 2/21, 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Lecture: "Getting to Know Snow" by Mary Stampone (Rey Center) Saturday 2/22, 10:00 a.m.-noon – Nordic Kids (meet at the Rey Center) Saturday 2/22, 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time at the Rey Center Saturday 2/22, 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Apres Ski Yoga (Rey Center) Saturday 2/22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Nordic Night Adventures (meet at the Rey Center) February Vacation Week Programs-February 25 – March 1, 2014 February 25-March 1, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Rey Center Open Daily February 25-February 28, 12:30-2:30 p.m. – Curious George Cottage Open Daily February 25-March 1, 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Curious George Story Time at the Rey Center daily Tuesday 2/25, 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time & Craft (Cottage) Wednesday 2/26, 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time & Adventure (Cottage) Wednesday 2/26, 4:00-4:30 p.m. – Curious George Story Time & Popcorn (Rey Center) Thursday 2/27, 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time & Craft (Cottage) Thursday 2/27, 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Apres Ski Yoga (Rey Center) Friday 2/28, 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time & Adventure (Cottage) Friday 2/28, 3:00-5:00 p.m. – Curious Crafts Drop-in (Rey Center) Saturday 3/1, 10:00 a.m.-noon – Nordic Kids (meet at the Rey Center) Saturday 3/1, 11:00 a.m.-noon – Curious George Story Time at the Rey Center Saturday 3/1, 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Apres Ski Yoga (Rey Cente) Saturday 3/1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Nordic Night Adventures (meet at the Rey Center) Saturday 3/1, 7:00-9:00 p.m. – Dark Sky Stargazing (Cottage) Wednesday, 3/5 10:30 a.m.-noon – Curiosity Club (Rey Center) Mon.-Tues., 3/10-3/11 1:00-4:00 p.m. – Art Workshop: Watercolor Techniques (Cottage) Friday, 3/14 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Lecture: Moose on the Edge by Kristine Rines (Rey Center)


VISIT US...

Margret and H.A. Rey Center

Waterville Valley Resort’s Town Square - Second Level Open Year-round: Wednesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Immerse yourself in all things Curious George! View original artwork by the Reys, learn their history, read Curious George books, explore the Nature Nook, play games, try your hand at drawing in the style of Hans Rey and visit the Rey Center Art Gallery.

Curious George Cottage 7 Noon Peak Road, Waterville Valley (next to the elementary school & the Recreation Dept) Winter Hours: Saturdays 2:00–4:00 p.m Plus vacation weeks and holidays. December 7, 2013–March 29, 2014 Visit the Curious George Cottage, the former summer home of Margret and H.A. Rey, to read Curious George books, try your hand at drawing in the style of H.A. Rey, walk the Curious George Nature Trail, watch birds at the bird feeders, relax and take in the view of Mt. Tecumseh, and learn about how the Curious George Cottage is going green!

About the Margret & H.A. Rey Center

Margret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children’s book series and former summer residents of Waterville Valley. New Hampshire, were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and environmental stewards. Today their pursuits live on in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys’ spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding of and participation in art, science and nature through programs for youth, adults and families. ASK HOW YOU CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF THIS GREAT ORGANIZATION!

Margret and H.A. Rey Center PO Box 286 Waterville Valley, NH 03215 thereycenter.org (603) 236-3308

Margret and H.A. Rey Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organiztion. Donations support Rey Center programs and are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Rey Center Winter Program Guide 2013-2014