North Country
8:58 am
Thu September 13, 2012

North Country Events

Tova Cohen of Franconia compiles this listing.

Her newsletter – below - details events in the next week. The calendar – found here - shows events in the coming months.

FARMERS' MARKETS

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

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.

BOOK DISCUSSION AT BATH LIBRARY

Thursday Sept. 13, 7 PM, Bath Public Library, Bath, NH, "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay will be discussed. Anyone with an interest in reading and conversing about books is welcome. For more information: 747-3372 or bathlibrary@together.net.

BOOK TALK BY RABBI HILLEL MILLGRAM, BETHLEHEM

Friday Sept. 14, 5  PM, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Rabbi Hillel Millgram will present a book talk on his new book, The Joseph Paradox: A Radical Reading of Genesis 37-50. Community Friends Welcome. Admission Free.

NHPR IN THE NORTH COUNTRY, LITTLETON

Friday Sept. 14, 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Littleton Community Center, 120 Main Street, Littleton. A conversation, and an opportunity to meet, NHPR’s President and CEO Betsy Gardella, North Country reporter Chris Jensen, and host of The Exchange, Laura Knoy. We look forward to sharing an evening with you to discuss our continued coverage of the Littleton region. RSVP to Anna Moskov 603-223-2481 or visit http://nhprnorthcountry2012.eventbrite.com. Tickets are free of charge. Refreshments will be provided.

BANJOS, BONES, AND BALLADS AT THE BATH VILLAGE SCHOOL

Friday, Sept. 14th, 7 PM, Bath Village School, Bath, NH. The Friends of the Bath Public Library has received a grant to present Jeff Warner, a performer and interpreter of traditional music, connecting 21st century audiences with the everyday lives and artistry of 19th century Americans. Free and open to the public. For more information: 747 3372 or bathlibrary@together.net. 

REACH THE BEACH RELAY STARTS AT CANNON MOUNTAIN

Friday, Sept. 14th and Saturday Sept. 15th, Start: Franconia Notch State Park (Cannon Mt.) finishes at Hampton Beach on the coast. The longest distance running relay race in the United States. Consists of (a maximum of ) 12 person teams that rotates through 36 transition areas that covers approximately a 200 mile distance. Each relay team member runs 3 legs of varying lengths and difficulty and covers an average total distance of 16.6 miles. Ultra Distance division that will have a team limit of 6 members where the average distance covered per Ultra Distance Team runner is 33 miles. Runners rotate in a set order once the race begins and will be obligated to follow this rotation until the final runner Reaches the Beach!  For more information go here.

READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION, BETHLEHEM

Saturday Sept. 15, 9 AM, Bethlehem Public Library, Main Street, Bethlehem, "In the Bleak Mid-Winter" by Julia Spencer-Flemining. Refreshments.

BARB'S NATURE SONGS, FRANCONIA

Saturday Sept. 15, 11 AM, Abbie Greenleaf Library, Franconia, Barb and her animal puppet friends entertain and teach children all about New Hampshire wildlife, with music and songs we can sing along with. For children ages 3 and up. Questions? Please call 823-8424.

FROST PLACE POETRY READING, FRANCONIA

Saturday Sept. 15, 5 PM, The Frost Place, Ridge Road, Franconia, Pat Frisella and Robert Crawford.

NORTHERN GRAFTON COUNTRY DEMOCRATS BBQ & CONCERT, BETHLEHEM

Saturday Sept. 15, 5:30 PM, Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, NH. Northern Grafton County Democrats JFK Barbecue and Concert with Paul & Peggo Hodes. 

Tickets $25. To reserve a ticket call Betsey Phillips 603-823-7183. Money raised goes to the NGCDs.

JAMES KEELAGHAN IN CONCERT, COURT STREET ARTS AT ALUMNI HALL HAVERHILL

Saturday Sept. 15, 7:30 PM, $16, James Keelaghan is an internationally recognized singer songwriter, known for his finely crafted stories and his commanding performances. He has taken main-stage at some of the most prestigious festivals in the US, England, Australia, Denmark and Hong Kong. At home in Canada, he’s a Juno award winner (and three-time Juno nominee) , and a Canadian Folk Music Award winner who has grown from a popular coffeehouse act in Calgary to a festival and concert hall favorite. For more information go here.

WILDFLOWER WALK AT WEEKS STATE PARK, LANCASTER

Sunday Sept. 16, 1 PM, meet at main entrance to Weeks State Park, discover the wildflowers with the aid of ecologist and botanist Matt Peters. Bring rain gear just in case and suitable clothing and footwear for an easy walk in the park.  Persons with special needs should call 603-788-4961 in advance of the event.  Weeks State Park is located on the east side of Route 3, approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster, NH.  The group will meet at the highway parking lot opposite the park entrance.

POWER WHEELCHAIR SOCCER, BETHLEHEM

Sundays through November 18th, 3 PM, Profile School, Bethlehem, NH. Open to youth and adults. For more information or to register 603-823-5232 or info@adaptivesportspartners.org.

LITTLETON ROTARY CLUB FUND RAISER: 40TH ANNUAL LOBSTERFEST, BRETTON WOODS

Sunday September 16th, 4 -7 PM, Bretton Woods Base Lodge/Slope Side. Enjoy delicious food and support many local, non-profit charitable organizations. Free scenic chair lift rides until 5 PM. Tickets are $35 and a significant portion goes to local organizations - more than $10,000 last year. Ticket holders have a choice of lobster or steak in addition to chowder, steamed clams, coleslaw, baked potato and dessert. Raffle of creative gift baskets too. To purchase tickets or for more information: www.littletonnhrotary.org or 603 444 0700. Tickets can be purchased from any Littleton Rotarian. Area non-profit organizations that received Rotary donations from last year's LobsterFest proceeds include the Littleton Area Senior Center, The Mayhew Program, Boys & Girls Club of the North Country, North Country YMCA, Copper Cannon Camp, North Country Home Health Agency, Adaptive Sports Partners, Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Ammonoosuc Habitat for Humanity, Center for New Beginnings, Bancroft House, Burch House, Boy Scouts of America - Daniel Webster Council, Littleton Food Pantry (c/o the Bridge Outreach Center), All Saints Food Cupboard, Franconia Food Pantry, and Whitefield Food Pantry.

LEAF PEEPER BAKE SALE, BATH

September 17 - October 13, Bath Congregation Church will be open 9AM - 4:30PM, Monday through Saturday and 12:30 - 4:30 Sundays for a month-long bake sale. Home baked goods, fresh apple cider (hot and cold), coffee, tea, and various crafted items will be available.

SEARSON: ROCKING CELTIC POP SISTERS, COLEBROOK

Tuesday Sept. 18, 7 PM, Tillotson Center, Colebrook. They are a lot more than Celtic performers, these rousing sisters. The audience will hear solid pop tunes and no shortage of Country Music overtones in the mix. Tickets are $15 at the door the night of the concert.

TALK ON ERNEST BAYNES, EARLY ENVIRONMENTALIST, BETHLEHEM

Weds. Sept. 19th,  7 PM, The Rocks Estate, Bethlehem, NH. Free slide show and talk, "Saving Buffalo and Cardinal: NH's environmentalist Ernest Baynes" presented by James Atkinson, A journalist, Baynes (1868 - 1925) fought to prevent the mindless slaughter of buffalo by frontiersmen, even raising herds of them in NH. The NH Humanities Council and the Ammonoosuc Chapter of NH Audubon are jointly sponsoring this free public program. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ON CONNECTICUT RIVER'S FIDDLEHEAD ISLAND

Saturday Sept. 29 and Sunday Sept. 30, volunteers are needed to help remove trash and construct campsite amenities on Fiddlehead Island in Monroe. Fiddlehead Island hosts one of 34 campsites along the 240-mile Connecticut River Paddlers' Trail, a series of primitive campsites and access points from the river's headwaters to the Massachusetts border. The cleanup and construction workday will be from 9AM – 3 PM Saturday, lunch will be provided, volunteers are invited to camp overnight and help complete construction on Sunday. Volunteers will need their own canoes or kayaks. The paddle to the island is a leisurely two-mile round trip from Dodge Falls. To sign up, contact Rachel Ruppel at the Connecticut River Joint Commissions by email at rruppel@uvlsrpc.org or by phone at 727-9484. Volunteers should register in advance no later than Sept. 26.

HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Monday Oct. 8, 7 PM, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre.

Monday Nov. 12, 7 PM, The Tears of Autumn by Charles McCarry.

Monday Dec. 10, 7 PM, The Tourist, by Olen Steinhauer.

All discussions are at the library and are free and open to the public. Copies of the books will be available to borrow from the library in advance. For more information: hliba.blogspot.com.

HOUSE CONCERTS IN EASTON

Saturday October 13, Northeast Kingdom Country Singers/Guitarists Tim Berry and Kerry Smith; Sunday November 11, Canadian singer-songwriter Garnet Rogers; Sunday March 17, American songwriter and recipient of 14 Boston Music Awards Ellis Paul; Saturday May 4, three-time winner of the USA National Guitar Championship Steve Kaufman. Potluck supper at 6, music starts at 7:30, suggested donation welcome, all money goes to the musicians, please bring a donation of non-perishable food or a personal care item for the local food pantry. Space is limited, contact Brenda Shannon Adam at brendashannonadam@me.com or 603-823-7061 to reserve a seat, get directions, and to learn more about the musicians.

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