Annual Maple Dinner to Benefit The Rocks Fire Fund
BETHLEHEM, N.H.—The Rocks will once again celebrate the transition from a long winter to a welcome spring with its annual Maple Dinner on April 6 at 6:00 p.m. This year’s dinner will be held at The Maplewood in Bethlehem following the loss to fire of the program center at The Rocks. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit The Rocks Fire Fund, which will be used for operating and capital costs in support of the post-fire transition to restore operations at The Rocks.
Returning to wow diners is Chef Joe Peterson of Sugar Hill. Highlights of the evening’s buffet dinner include a ginger butternut squash bisque, a grilled vegetable salad, macaroni and cheese with baby spinach and fire-roasted tomato, wood-roasted barbecue chicken, Bali barbecue ribs, and wood roasted beef brisket. Dennis Cote of Sugar Hill will provide musical entertainment during the evening.
The cost of the dinner is $50 per person (cash bar). Pre-registration is required, and reservations may be made online here or by calling Maria Stewart at (603-224-9945 x 346). The registration deadline is 4:00 pm on March 28th.
“We introduced the Maple Dinner in 2011, and it’s been a hit each year since,” said Nigel Manley longtime Director of The Rocks. “The food is always incredible; the company is great; and it’s just a nice way to welcome spring.”
If you can’t attend the dinner, you can support The Rocks Fire Fund by making a contribution here.
The NH Maple Experience will also be offered at The Rocks March 23-24, 30-31, and April 6. Guided tours of The Rocks’ sugaring operation includes horse drawn and tractor drawn rides, tree ID and tap a maple tree, the history of mapling, the NH Maple Museum and sample maple syrup and donuts. Cost, including both rides, is $15 for adults and $12 for children. For details and registration information, click here.
The Rocks is the North Country Conservation and Education Center of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. The Forest Society is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1901 to protect the state’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its natural resources. Programs at The Rocks offer opportunities to learn about maple sugaring, growing Christmas trees and sustainably managing forests and wildlife habitat. The 1,400-acre property has trails open to the public that wind through fields and forest with stunning views of the Presidential Range. For more information please visit http://www.therocks.org.
Note on accessibility: Unfortunately, the Maplewood is not wheelchair accessible. There are 2 steps when you first enter the building and 14 steps (one flight) with railings to the event space. If you have questions about the accommodations, please contact the Maplewood Inn/Event Manager, Dana Weekes, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-869-3335.