North Country
7:10 am
Thu September 6, 2012

North Country Events

These events are compiled by Tova Cohen of Franconia.

The newsletter below typically announces events in the next week.  The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

FARMERS' MARKETS

Thursdays Lisbon 3-6 PM Route 302 near Lisbon Center through October 11

Thursdays Berlin 3-7 PM starts June 28th through September 6

Saturdays Lancaster 9 AM - noon Main Street through September 8

Saturdays Bethlehem 10 AM - 2 PM Main Street through October 13

Sundays Littleton 10 AM – 2 PM Riverglen Lane near the Senior Center through October 14

MUSTER IN THE MOUNTAINS, MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD

Friday Sept. 7 - Sunday Sept. 9, Weekend-long colonial encampment of reenactors representing various individuals of the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and Mountain Men periods from 1740 through 1840.

This gathering will take place in the Fields of the Mount Washington Auto Road in Pinkham Notch. Participants will demonstrate the use of appropriate tools, clothing, and firearms for their respective time periods.

This event is free and open to the general public.

The Auto Road remains fully open during this event. Activities will include: 1800 Firearms & Cannon Display & Competition, Woods Walk Competition, Tomahawk and Knife Throwing, Cooking Competition, A mock battle on Sunday, Weaving, Basketmaking, Quill work, Candle Dipping, Gun smithing, Copper smithing, Blacksmithing, Archery, Wood Carving, Century Games and more!

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS, LISBON

Friday nights, Sept. 7 through Nov. 16, 6:30 PM – 8 PM, Evergreen Sports Center, Route 302, Lisbon.

ELIZABETH VON TRAPP CONCERT, LITTLETON

Friday Sept. 7, 7 PM, All Saints Episcopal Church, Littleton. Elizabeth von Trapp will accompany herself on acoustic guitar performing a variety of ballads and love songs, many of which are her own composition. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

NORTH COUNTRY ENDURANCE CHALLENGE, PITTSBURG

Saturday Sept. 8, 71-mile Premiere Course and 31-mile Sprint Course challenge relay teams and solo athletes to test their mettle while mountain biking, trail running and kayaking. The varying terrain of the Grand North includes staggering mountain summits, pristine lakes, mountain passes and four State Parks. See www.NHRace.com for details. Starts at base of Magalloway Mountain, Magalloway Road off Route 3, Pittsburgh, NH.

ACOUSTIC MUSIC JAM, WOODSVILLE

Sat. Sept. 8, 1 PM – 5 PM, Railroad Park, Woodsville, NH. Country and Bluegrass. Come to play and sing, or just to listen. Light refreshments served. For more information contact Pete or Rita at 603 787 6155.

LIVE AT THE COLONIAL - BENT ON BLUEGRASS WITH THE BLUEGRASS GOSPEL PROJECT & BANJO DAN AND THE MID-NITE PLOWBOYS

Saturday September 8, 8 PM, Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem. Admission: General admission $23, members $20. The BGP presents a repertoire of music with a spiritual sensibility but without any religious agenda. The BGP brings together top-tier vocalists and instrumentalists to interpret a wide range of material, from southern spirituals and Appalachian gems to contemporary songs. For more information: 603 869 3422. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RELAY FOR LIFE 2013, LITTLETON

On Monday Sept. 10, 5:30 PM, at AHEAD, 161 Main Street, Littleton, there will be a volunteer information meeting for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The planning committee for the Relay For Life of the North Country is looking for volunteers for key positions the 2013 relay. It's easier than you think to make a difference in your community so come hear how you can help. For more information contact Kathy Metz at 356-3719 or kathy.metz@cancer.org.

CIVIL WAR READING AND DISCUSSION SERIES, LITTLETON

Five sessions at the Littleton library will focus on three books relating to the Civil War. "Making Sense of the American Civil War" is a cross-country effort presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Thirty-six states and Washington D.C. are participating. Discussions in Littleton will be on Sept. 12, Sept 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, and Nov. 7. Each session is at 6:30 PM. Those who wish to participate must register at the library. The three books will be provided to those who register.

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