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Title: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: JBro on November 23, 2013, 02:33:11 pm
We are getting my parents a hotel room for several days in N. Conway in January and are wondering what kind of options might be around town for an older couple. Early 70's and into the Neil Diamond / Englebert Humperdink type music.  :P

So far we've got them a few gift certificates for different restaurants but we're looking for maybe a theater or playhouse or something like that.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

 
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: strandman on November 23, 2013, 02:55:51 pm
A guided day with  ;)George Hurley ?

Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: perswig on November 23, 2013, 05:30:20 pm
Heckling people toproping Trestle Slabs?

Other than that, I got nothin'.  Slabbo's idea is pretty good.
Dale
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: DGoguen on November 23, 2013, 06:07:57 pm
into the Neil Diamond / Englebert Humperdink type music.  :P
Al, where are you playing that week? Ha Sorry
we're looking for maybe a theater or playhouse or something like that.
More helpful, M&d productions and The Eastern Slope Playhouse, and Also Fryeburg Academy have theater.
Never been but the lines outside suggest an "experienced" crowd.
Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield has killer music shows. Have been to a lot of those.
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: JBro on November 23, 2013, 06:56:40 pm
Climbing is definitely out as my mom has MS and my dad is more out-of-shape than me. They are pretty much just tourists sight seeing, dining, etc. The like to go to a ski lodge and watch people ski so they might like to heckle some ice climbers. My dad has actually read the majority of my climbing library (which is pretty big) so they might actually like to check out some folks ice climbing.

Thanks for the all the theater/performing arts center ideas, I will search their schedules.
 
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: DLottmann on November 23, 2013, 07:59:19 pm
Definitely see what shows are at the Stone Mountain Art Center... that place is a gem. Also Theatre in the Woods (Bartlett) might have something cool. The Conway Scenic Railroad might have a dinner train running? Very old school cool... A trip to Omni Mount Washington Hotel., has an original “speak easy” from Prohibition... Horsedrawn sleigh ride at “Farm by the River” in N. Conway.... all I can think of for now...
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: perswig on November 23, 2013, 08:59:21 pm
DMan mentioned the Conway Railroad.  I didn't think it ran at all in winter? 
If it does, I'd totally recommend it - we did a dinner train up to Crawford with the pseudo-inlaws this summer, I expected to be mildly bored but had a great time and saw the notch from a pleasantly-new perspective.

Still think heckling is the way to go, though.  Or one of those high-brow suggestions DMan's pimping. 

Hope your folks have fun!
Dale
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: DLottmann on November 23, 2013, 09:21:46 pm
DMan mentioned the Conway Railroad.  I didn't think it ran at all in winter?...

I think it runs a short section in the winter... could be wrong... I know it runs for The Polar Express...
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: Jeff on November 24, 2013, 09:26:40 am
Plenty of folks with grey hair join the crowd at Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern on Tuesday evenings-- friendly, fun place with great mix of music and some amazing local musical talent. Definitely hear some jazz, pop, folk, rock and country tunes from their era, although I've never heard Englebert featured :P  Johnny Cash, Willy Nelson, Neil Diamond,  the Dead, Bob Dylan, Beatles, lots of good blues, and some great musicians playing their own originals join the usual mix. Check it out on Valley Video streaming live some Tuesday evening. Some nights are better than others since it's an "open mic" but the level is uniformly quite high.( the grey hair is also on quite a few of the performers, so they have a broad repertoire!)
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: xcrag_corex on November 24, 2013, 10:58:54 am
I know this one time Club 550 booked Afro Man :o
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: strandman on November 24, 2013, 12:37:09 pm
That must have been a fun night !!

Easy with the grey hair comments   >:(  If it wasn't for grey......
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: steve weitzler on November 25, 2013, 07:16:47 am
I have no hair :( :( :( I'll take grey anyday.
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: M_Sprague on November 25, 2013, 08:27:11 am
Sounds like they need to get out of their comfort Zone. I would suggest hiring LL to drive them around town for a day or two.
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: JBro on November 25, 2013, 03:50:52 pm
Sounds like they need to get out of their comfort Zone. I would suggest hiring LL to drive them around town for a day or two.

This would be so awesome if I could film it. LL would be babbling about something and my Dad would be like WHAAAAT because he can hardly hear a thing and then my mom would be yelling, RON YOU NEED A HEARING AID!

Rinse and repeat that a few dozen cycles.   
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: strandman on November 25, 2013, 05:13:51 pm
It would be like the old SNL..Toonts's the driving Cat   ..always going off a cliff
Title: Re: Entertainment Options around N Conway for Older Couple?
Post by: DGoguen on November 25, 2013, 06:06:08 pm
need to get out of their comfort Zone. I would suggest hiring LL to drive them around town
Short drive from the comfort zone to the twilight zone.