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Canaan Farmers and Artisans' Market Opens Sunday!!

Join us on the Common this Sunday from 10am-2pm for The Canaan Farmers & Artisans Market opening weekend! Lots of delicious fresh food and baked goods, eggs, meat, maple syrup, veggie starts and perennials for your garden, handcrafted items, jewelry, and more.

Music performed by Martin Decato and sponsored by Mascoma Bank

May Watershed Walkabout

muddy bootsIf anybody feels like putting on a bug net and going out for a walk Sunday afternoon, it might be a good time to catch some flowers along the Audubon Trail at the Bear Pond Natural Area. I'm happy to meet anybody who is interested at the parking spot on Switch Road at the entrance near Goose Pond Rd. Time 1-3pm. Canaan has a leash law, so any dogs who come should make sure they bring their owner on a leash.

Memorial Day Parade & Service

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Monday, May 27
Downtown Common

"Suspended Worlds, historic theater scenery in northern New England," a talk by Chris Hadsel, Director of Curtains Without Borders.

Wednesday, June 5
7pm, Canaan Meeting House
Light refreshments will be served

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Detail from "Indian River" grand drape from the Indian River Grange Hall, c 1925.
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Grand drape "Chillon" (produced between 1890 and 1896). Used at Lyceum Hall, Canaan Meeting House.

Christine Hadsel, director of Curtains Without Borders, presents a talk and slide show on New England's historic and colorful theater scenery and how it is being conserved and enjoyed today.

Her talk concludes Cardigan Mountain Art Association's project to restore and display Canaan's five painted drop curtains. One is a 1920s grand drape painted for the Indian River Grange Hall; the others are a set of atmospheric and romantic drop curtains from the early 1890s


The conservation project was supported in part through a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts, the Mooseplate program and gifts from generous donors.

June 15, 2019:

Friends of the Library Plant Sale

9 am – 3 pm
Canaan Town Library

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Support the Friends of the Canaan Town Library AND fill your gardens with native perennials, veggie starts, and more! Rain or Shine!

Art in the Park

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AND.... watch here for info on the SPRING EXPO at the Canaan Hardware Store!


Save the Date:

American Red Cross
Canaan, NH Blood Drives

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


  • June 17. 2019
  • August 19, 2017
  • October 21, 2019
  • December 16, 2019

Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages will be served.

Congratulations Canaan Lions Club!

2017 Blood Donations Resulted in 286 Pints Given!!

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Donors may make appointments at

Canaan MotoX 2019

Practice Dates

May 11
May 18
June 8
June 22
July 13
July 27
August 10
August 24
September 21
October 5

Race Dates

No race on May 12
May 19
June 9
June 23
July 14
July 28
August 11
August 25
September 22
October 6

Practice fees are $15. Practice runs from 9am to 3pm. A waiver needs to be filled out. Practices are not for racing - just for a fun time and a chance to get aquainted with the track. All safety equipment is required to be able to ride.

Race day - Registration starts at 7:00am and goes until 9:00am, practice is at 9:30am, and races start at 10:00am.

Camping is allowed on Saturday nights (FREE). NO campfires or charcoal are allowed. Generators must be turned off by 10pm