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The Town Offices will be closed Monday, February 17th in observance of President's Day.


"Family Dress-Up Dance and Date Night"
Mascoma High School Cafeteria

Saturday, February 8, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 pm

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The Theme is Winter Wonderland

Calling all dads, moms, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, cousins, grandpas, and grandmas! Get dressed up or come as you are, but make sure you bring someone special to our February 8th Family Dance & Date Night! For fathers and daughters, mothers and sons and everyone in between!

You and your guest(s) will enjoy a tasty dessert and snack bar that kids and adults will love, a fantastic DJ, and craft projects you can do together and keep as a souvenir! Both the adult and the child/children must register in advance.

For children ages 3 and up and an accompanying adult(s).

Admission: FREE

This event is co-sponsored and co-hosted by Mascoma Title I. Title I is the federally funded program that provides funding to local school districts to improve academic achievement.





Where: Mascoma High School Cafeteria Saturday February 1, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30 am before the School District Deliberative Session.

Cost is $5.00 per person (3 and under free) A selection of pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs and assorted muffins/Danish, coffee/juice/milk will be offered

All proceeds to benefit Mascoma Project Graduation Class of 2020


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February Watershed Walkabout

Bear Pond Celebration Hike
Saturday, February 8th  1:00 pm

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Canaan Town Forest Parking Lot (near Route 4 and Lafortune Road in Canaan, NH) (map)

We are celebrating Bear Pond! From its rich history of local conservation efforts, to its ecological significance in the area, to its recent change in ownership from Mascoma Watershed Conservation Council (MWCC), who cared for the property for decades, to Upper Valley Land Trust (UVLT).

We will meet in the Canaan Town Forest parking lot and hike together to the Nature Hut where we will briefly stop to look inside. We will then bushwhack out to the pond using a never before used route! At the pond we will stop for a few remarks on the property. Back at the Nature Hut we will have hot chocolate before heading back to our cars. Total hike distance: 3 miles, moderately easy.

Please bring snowshoes or traction devices, as appropriate.

This FREE event is sponsored by Mascoma Watershed Conservation Council.  If questions, please contact: 603-632-7375.
Link to a map of the Bear Pond Conservation Area:


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Canaan Farmers and Artisan Winter Market

Find us at the Mascoma Area Senior Center this Sunday, February 9th from 10 am -2 pm

Make sure you add a stop at the Canaan Farmers & Artisans Market to your weekend plans! See you this Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm at the Mascoma Area Senior Center (1166 Route 4). It's always bright and warm in there with friends and neighbors, no matter what kind of crazy weather this January comes up with.

This month you'll find a variety of fresh baked breads, bagels, english muffins, pies, scones, breakfast sandwiches made to order, potatoes, pickles, macaroni and cheese; pastured beef, chicken, and pork, local honey and syrup, beeswax candles, jewelry, cutting boards and kitchen utensils, herbal heat packs, tote bags, baby quilts, all natural soaps and shampoos, and hand carved walking sticks and canes.

Keep up with us on Facebook for pictures and more information:

Thank you for shopping local & handmade!

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Click HERE to view PDF

Check out the Market's FACEBOOK page to see what is going on.


Kid's Ice Fishing Derby @ Canaan Street Lake

15th Annual Mark Clifford Memorial Kid's Outing


Sunday February 16th, 2020 Registration starts 7:30 am at the Canaan Street Beach

Fishing Derby 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Sponsored by the Canaan Lion's Club

Please Dress Appropriately !

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Hot Dogs     French Fries     Hot Chocolate

Live Bait and Jib Sticks Provided
Bait Supplied by:  Tackle Shack & Stebbins Bait Shop

Trophies & Prizes will be awarded at 1:00 pm for: Perch, Pickerel, Catch and Release and other species

NO BASS PER per 503.05
For information call:  Harry Armstrong (603) 523-7093

SPECIAL THANKS to:  The Clifford Families, Kidder's Automotive, Steve's Bait Shop, Proctor's General Store, JBC Septic, Rusty Wrench Garage, Canaan Police Benevolent Assoc, Cardigan Mtn. School, Tackle Shack & Stebbins Bait Shop


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MVPR Youth Cross Country Ski Program

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Learn to Cross Country Ski on Wednesdays in January and February!

"Please register soon so our volunteers have plenty of time to prepare the ski boots and skis for our participants".

Register online:


Who: Open to students in grades 1-4 in the Mascoma District
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Cost: $25
Program Max: 45 students
Location: Canaan Elementary School
Make checks payable to "Mascoma Valley Recreation"

**All equipment provided** Please note, there is no transportation provided from Enfield Village School to Canaan Elementary School. Pick up your student at 4:30 at the CES gym.

Contact Katharine Lary Jopek at for more information. 



Bus Driver Needed

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Part time and per-diem work

If interested, please complete an application at the Mascoma Area Senior Center in Canaan. They are open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday - Friday.

Training is provided. Pre-employment DOT physical exam is a requirement.


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Click HERE to view PDF


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Town of Canaan Recreation Department

Click here for the Winter Newsletter

If you have questions please email the Canaan Recreation Coordinator at


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Support Mascoma Project Grad !

Project Grad is selling raffle tickets to win up to $4000.00 towards a Disney Vacation Package.  We are lucky enough to have a licensed Disney Travel Agent, who has a student in the senior class, who was willing to help organize and set up this fundraiser.

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Tickets are $20.00 and the drawing will be held May 1st.  If you are interested, please see a member of the Class of 2020 or you can email:: and we will make sure to get you a ticket!

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We also have a Pasta Fundraiser that runs until January 30, 2020.  Every kind of pasta you can imagine ! 

It's all online and you do not have to wait for your orders, once you order they get shipped to you with 4-5 days.  They have some great holiday pastas!


American Red Cross
Canaan, NH Blood Drives

Mondays 12:30 - 6:30pm
St. Mary's


  • February 17, 2020
  • April 13, 2020
  • June 15, 2020
  • August 10, 2020
  • October 19, 2020
  • December 14, 2020

Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages will be served.

Congratulations Canaan Lions Club!

2018 Blood Donations Resulted in 257 Pints Given!!

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Donors may make appointments at