North Country
7:27 am
Thu September 20, 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
Saturdays Bethlehem 10 AM - 2 PM Main Street through October 13
Sundays Littleton 10AM - 2 PM Riverglen Lane near the Senior Center through October 14

SECOND SCREENING; COHASE 48-HOUR FILM SLAM, COURT STREET ARTS AT ALUMNI HALL HAVERHILL
Thursday Sept. 20, 6:30 PM, $5. In this 3rd annual event sponsored by the Cohase Chamber of Commerce, filmmakers from across New Hampshire and Vermont have 48 hours to write, produce and edit a 7-minute film for public screening and the chance for the title of " Best Film". Bailiffs Cafe will be open for food and drinks. For more information go here.

FOOTNOTE, NOMINEE FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM, BETHLEHEM
Thursday Sept. 20, 7:30 PM, Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem. Presented as part of the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation's Summer Cultural Series. Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are both eccentric professors, who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. While his son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field, who appears to feed on accolades, endlessly seeking recognition.

Then one day, the tables turn. When Eliezer learns that he is to be awarded the Israel Prize, the most valuable honor for scholarship in the country, his vanity and desperate need for validation are exposed. His son Uriel, meanwhile, is thrilled to see his father's achievements finally recognized but, in a darkly funny twist, is forced to choose between the advancement of his own career and his father's. Will he sabotage his father's glory?


"This is brainy, bravura film making of the highest level, a motion picture that is as difficult to pigeonhole as it is a pleasure to enjoy." -Kenneth Turan, LA Times.

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION REGARDING MITTERSILL IMPROVEMENTS, FRANCONIA
Friday Sept. 21, 6:30 PM, Brookside Learning Center, Cannon Mountain Ski Area, adjacent to Peabody Base Lodge at Exit 34C off Route 93. The NH Division of Parks and Recreation is holding this public information session about proposed snow-making, lift access and trail improvements to the Mittersill side of Cannon Mountain. The public comment period on this project is from Sept. 20 through Oct. 12. Written comments may be submitted on comment cards available at the public sessions, or via email to cannoncomments@dred.state.nh.us

CONTRA DANCE, FRANCONIA
Friday Sept. 21, 7:30 PM and monthly on third Fridays through May, Town Hall, Franconia. Contra dancing brings joy and laughter and friends into your life. It is fun beyond words. Contra dancing is done to live music - guitar and fiddle and other instruments, playing jigs and reels. A caller teaches each dance, and tells you what to do. You just need to know how to walk. No need to bring a partner. If you've never tried contra dancing, you owe it to yourself to give this native New England dance form a try. Bring your neighbors and friends. Contra dancing is a great way to socialize, get some exercise, and enjoy live music all at the same time. Chip Hedler calling with music by David Carpenter and David Van Houten. For more information contact David Van Houten - 603-444-1222 - dvh@earthling,net.

INCA SON, MUSIC OF THE ANDES MOUNTAINS, BERLIN
 Friday, Sept. 21, 7 PM, St Kieran Community Center for the Arts, Berlin, NH. For more information: go here.


NH HIGHLAND GAMES AND FESTIVAL, LINCOLN
Friday Sept. 21 - Sunday Sept 23, Loon Mountain Ski Resort, Lincoln. Known for its diverse program, highlights include the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, with over 60 clans and societies, 30 Pipe Bands from Canada and the United States appear over the three days, Sheepdog Trials, Celtic World Music Concerts, the New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Championship, Heavyweight Scottish Athletics, National Highland Dance Competition, Solo Piping & Drumming, Scottish Harp (Clarsach) & other instrument competitions. A favorite venue for most of the World's top Heavyweight athletes to compete. Watch both amateur and professionals.  For more information go here.

OPEN HOUSE AND DROP-IN CRAFT AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday Sept. 22, 9 AM - Noon, see what's new, hear about the new library, fall craft project for kids, refreshments.

HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE
Saturday Sept. 22, 9 AM, wide selection of books and videos for sale with prices set "by donation". For more information: hliba.blogspot.com.

 12TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR, LISBON
Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 AM - 3 PM, Main Street, Lisbon. Exhibitions, demonstrations, and sales by artists and fine craftsmen, entertainment, fall foods, interactive activities for all ages, quilt show, sponsored by Ammonoosuc Region Arts Council. For more information 603 838 2300 or theartsgallery@hotmail.com.

LISBON AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM GRAND OPENING
 Saturday Sept. 22, 10AM-3PM, 6 South Main Street, Lisbon, in the historic Parker Block, part of the Lisbon Fall Arts Festival. for more information: 603 838 6146 or info@lisbonhistory.org.

MARKET PLACE AT THE ROCKS ESTATE, BETHLEHEM
Saturday and Sunday Sept. 22 and 23, 10AM - 4PM, wares from New England crafters, artisans, fair trade products and specialty food vendors. You're sure to fins some special and unique gifts, handmade ornaments, fudge, and maple and honey products to name just a few. For more information go here.

WHITEFIELD HARVEST FESTIVAL
Saturday Sept. 22, 2-6 PM, Whitefield Christian Church in downtown Whitefield across from the Whitefield Hardware Store, just beyond Cumberland Farms. This is a fun-filled family event, old fashioned games, scavenger hunt, bouncy house, Kodiak the bear, popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream truck, apple cider press, concert at 4 PM, bring lawn chairs, pie contest - bring yours before 3:15 to be included in the judging, fellowship meal at 5 PM. Public parking behind the Bank of NH.

BAKED BEANS AND HAM SUPPER, WHITEFIELD
Saturday Sept. 22, 5-7 PM, Trinity United Methodist Church, Whitefield. Donations welcome.

 22ND ANNUAL COTTAGE HOSPITAL WALK-A-THON AND 8K ROAD RACE, WOODSVILLE
Sunday Sept. 23, 5 K walk or 5 K speed walk starts at 9 AM, 8K run starts at 9:30 AM, race day registration begins at 8AM at Dr. John Bagonzi Community Building, 9 High Street, Woodsville. All money raised will benefit the building revitalization project for the hospital. In an effort to promote healthy exercise, the 5K walk registration is free. Any money raised is appreciated and will be counted toward various prize levels. Course maps will be available at time of registration or call 603 747 9189. You can register online here.

ACOUSTIC MUSIC JAM, WOODSVILLE
Sunday Sept. 23, 1-5 PM, REC Building (Armory), 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.

NORTHERN PASS AND THE WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST INFORMATION MEETING, EASTON
Sunday Sept. 23, 3-5 PM, Easton Town Hall, Route 116, Easton. Easton Conservation Commission will sponsor an information meeting on Northern Pass and the White Mountain National Forest. Northern Pass is seeking a Special Use Permit from the Forest Service to cross the National Scenic Appalachian Trail and a ten-mile route through the WMNF that includes Easton. The developers have no existing right of way in the national forest. For more information go here.

POWER WHEELCHAIR SOCCER, BETHLEHEM
Sundays through November 18th, 3-5 PM, Profiles School, Route 18, Bethlehem. Open to youth and adults. For more information or to register call 603 823 5232 or info@adaptivesportspartners.org.

WREN'S SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday Sept. 25, 6:30PM, all welcome, WREN on Main Street, Bethlehem. The book to be discussed is The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Bring a dish to share and enjoy lively conversation inspired by the book.

  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2ND ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE JACK O LANTERNS, LITTLETON
Last year on a whim we created this event and it was awesome. We had about 300 Jack O Lanterns on the river rocks behind the bike shop and on the covered bridge. This year we are making it bigger and better with more help from others (including you hopefully). We hope to have 500-700 Jack O Lanterns along the riverwalk, covered bridge and on the river rocks. The Littleton Chamber of Commerce has created a full weekend of events called "Littleton's Harvest Festival", which starts on Saturday Ocotber 27th and the finale is the Gathering of the Jack O Lanterns and haunted riverwalk event on Sunday the 28th from dusk til 8 pm. We need volunteers to help set up, haunt the riverwalk, have pumpkin carving parties, or help clean up! This is a grassroots, organic event, and there is no money involved so contributions of pumpkins, Jack O Lanterns or votive candles (not tea lights, they burn out too quick), or volunteering your time is greatly appreciated. Email daveharkless@gmail.com to help out! Thanks and come on down and share this event with your friends. More info at littletonbike.com, look under Fun Events, or 603-444-3437.