North Country
10:18 am
Thu December 6, 2012

North Country Events

Boundary Pond in Coos County.
Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

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

MARKET PLACE AT THE ROCKS ESTATE, BETHLEHEM

Daily through December 23, 10AM - 4:30PM, wares from New England crafters harvest your own Christmas trees, hand-crafted wreaths. Horse-drawn wagon rides on weekends. For more information: www.therocks.org.

ACTIVITIES AT AMC HIGHLAND CENTER, BRETTON WOODS

MOVIES AT 7:30 pm

Thursday December 6 Austria's Influence on American Skiing, Part 1

Friday December 7 Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman

Saturday December 8 The Polar Express

Sunday December 9 Charlie Brown's Christmas

Monday December 10 The Lorax

Tuesday December 11 March of the Penguins

Weds. December 12 IMAX the Alps

HIKES (meet at AMC Highland Center front desk)

Thursday December 6 7:30 AM First Tracks, 9AM Bugle Cliffs, 1PM Around the Lake Walk

Saturday December 8 7:30 AM Waterfalls Hike

Sunday December 9  7:30 AM Signs of Moose, 9 AM Red Bench Hike

Monday December 10 7:30 AM Morning Nature Walk, 9 AM Mt. Willard

Tuesday December 11 9 AM Mt. Avalon

Weds. December 12 9 AM Gibbs Falls, 3 PM Around the Lake

FRIENDS-N-NEIGHBORS THRIFT SHOP BAG SALE, WHITEFIELD

Dec. 6, 7, & 8, 10 AM-5 PM, (6 PM on the 6th) $5 per bag for used clothing, 4 Main Street across from the Cumberland Farms in Whitefield. For more information call the shop at 837-9044.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS, LITTLETON

Friday, Dec. 7, Main Street, Littleton, stores open till 8 PM, entertainment, caroling, hot cider, Christmas cheer, cookies, free refreshments, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, raffles to win shopping and dining gift certificates.

SMALL WORKS ART SHOW OPENING RECEPTION AT WREN, BETHLEHEM

Friday Dec. 7, 5-7 PM, WREN Gallery, Main Street, Bethlehem. Featuring the original small works of WREN member artists. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

CLARA'S NUTCRACKER, LITTLETON AND BRETTON WOODS

Friday Dec. 7 at 6 PM and Sat. Dec. 8 at 6 PM at the Littleton Opera House. Sunday Dec. 9 at 3PM at the Mt. Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods. Presented by Creative Edge Dance Studio of Bethlehem. For more information call 869 2150.

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, LANCASTER

Fridays Dec. 7 and 14, Saturdays Dec. 8 and 15, 7 PM, and Sunday Dec. 9 at 2 PM. Lancaster Town Hall, Main Street, Lancaster. Presented by the Colonel Town Players. Doors open 1/2 hour early for all shows, tickets $8 at the door, come early and enjoy live holiday music before the show.

PINE HILL SINGERS WINTERLIGHT CONCERT, NORTH HAVERHILL & SUGAR HILL

Friday Dec. 7, 7 PM, Alumni Hall, North Haverhill and Sun. Dec. 9, 3 PM, Sugar Hill Meeting House, Sugar Hill, NH. Admission by donation.

SKI FOR HUNGER FOOD DRIVE AT CANNON MOUNTAIN, FRANCONIA

Sat. Dec. 8, Cannon Mountain Ski Area, Franconia. Bring 4 non-perishable food items to Guest Services in the Notchview Lodge and receive 50% off of your full day ticket on December 8th. Food collected benefits the Good Neighbor Food Pantry in Franconia.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, BETHLEHEM

Sat. Dec. 8, 9-11 AM, Friendship House Dining Room, Route 302, Bethlehem. $3.50 per child under 12, $4.75 adults, stocking stuffers, small gifts, and cookies for sale, live seasonal music, jolly elves, and of course, Santa. For more information: 869-2210.

RINGING IN THE SEASON AT THE LITTLETON FOOD CO-OP

Sat. Dec. 8, free classes in cooking, entertaining, crafts and tips and tricks for the holidays. For more information: http://www.littletoncoop.org/classes_events

WREN ANNUAL COOKIE WALK FUNDRAISER, BETHLEHEM

Sat. Dec. 8, 10 AM till the cookies are gone. WREN Localworks Shop, 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem. All proceeds support WREN programs. To help out, contact Mary Fowler at fowloid@myfairpoint.net.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT THE FRANCONIA HERITAGE MUSEUM

Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15 from 10 AM – 2 PM. The Franconia Heritage Museum gift shop features a large selection of Joan Hannah's pottery, beautiful hand knit mittens, scarves, baby blankets, Chez Shea origami ornaments, hand crafted greeting cards, historic books by local authors, many one-of-a-kind items, reasonable prices, great place for kids to find that special gift for parents and grandparents. All proceeds from the gift shop benefit the Franconia Heritage Museum. The Annual Christmas Open House will be Saturday Dec. 8 from 2-4 PM. heritagemuseum@myfairpoint.net or 603 823 5000.

TOWN OF JEFFERSON ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Sat. Dec. 8, 10 AM-3 PM, Jefferson, NH. Crafts in two buildings, light lunch, story hour, bake sale, memory tree, business open house, dog sled demo, Bobo T. Clown, wagon rides.

LOCAL WORKS INDOOR HOLIDAY MARKET, BERLIN

Sat. Dec. 8, 10 AM-2 PM, Berlin High School, 550 Willard Street, Berlin. Enjoy delicious cookies, pies & baked goods, fun festive hand crafted items and live music by the Shelburne Addition at this indoor market.

HOLIDAY STORY TIME, LITTLETON

Sat. Dec. 8, 1-3 PM, Littleton Public Library, Main Street, Littleton. Friends of the Littleton Public Library host local storytellers, fun crafts for all ages, scrumptious holiday goodies, all welcome. For more information call the library at 444 5741.

CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR LISBON, LYMAN & LANDAFF PRESCHOOLERS AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

Sat. Dec. 8, 1-3 PM, Lisbon Public Library, sponsored by the Lisbon Public Library and the Lisbon Lions Club. Holiday entertainment, a visit from Santa, refreshments.

MILES AND MILES OF MUSIC ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION, WOODSVILLE

Saturday Dec. 8, 1-5 PM, at the Robert E. Clifford (R.E.C) Memorial Building, 65 South Court Street, Woodsville, NH. Acoustic string music jam supported by the Haverhill Recreation Department and Pete and Rita Stimson. Entry is free but donations are appreciated. Bring your own chair. To confirm date, or if you have questions or want more information call Pete at 603 787 6155 or Sherri at 603 787 6096. No drums or horns.

HERITAGE HOLIDAYS, BERLIN

Sat. Dec. 8, 3-8 PM, Northern Forest Heritage Park, 942 Main Street, Berlin, NH. The Park will be open with free admission and encourages everyone to walk through the Park to visit the festively decorated cabins. Say hello to Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus in the Boss’ Shack from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. The Hovel will be occupied with distinctive barn yard animals. The Blacksmith Shop will host an arrangement of animated characters. There will be hot chocolate, ATV drawn hayrides, marshmallows roasting over an open fire and gingerbread cookies to decorate, all for free.

In the holiday spirit, please bring a non-perishable food item if you can for donation to a local food pantry.

Jonathan Dubey and Mary Champlin of Theatre North along with local playwright Dick Conway will present a Christmas Treasury Reader's Theatre at 7:00 PM. For more information, call Northern Forest Heritage Park at 752-7202 or email heritage@tccap.org.

CIRCLE DANCE AT NESKAYA, FRANCONIA

Sundays, 3:30-5:30 PM, Neskaya, 1643 Profile Road, Franconia. Teachers: Jenny Deupree & Kayla Dauphine. Traditional dances from around the world along with newly choreographed dances taught to a variety of world music. Dances range from fast & furious to slow & meditative. All dances are taught, no partner needed. Dance for relaxation, joy, growth, awareness & healing. Also known as Sacred Circle Dance. For more information: 603-823-5828 or movementarts@neskaya.com. Winter hours 3:30 - 5:30 PM,

WREN ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY AND FUNDRAISER, BETHLEHEM

Sunday Dec. 9, 5-7 PM, WREN Localworks Shop, 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem. Raffle prizes include cash, Mt. Washington Resort ski and stay package, a year's worth of organic eggs, a case of wine, and more. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. Call 603 869 9736 for details or wren@wrencommunity.org.

HAVERHILL LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION

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.

NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY CHORUS CONCERTS, BERLIN

Weds. Dec. 12 7 PM, Friday Dec. 14 7 PM and Sunday Dec. 16 2 PM, Christmas concerts with over 40 voices with special guest performers. St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin. For more information 603 752 1028 or www.stkieranarts.org

DONATE NEW, UNUSED BOOKS AS CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR AREA CHILDREN, LISBON

The Lisbon Lions Club and the Lisbon Public Library are working together to deliver books to local children for Christmas. A drop box for new, unwrapped books for children up to age 12 is located at the Lisbon branch of the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank, or you may leave books at the Lisbon Public Library.

NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS LOOKING FOR MADRIGAL DINNER PARTICIPANTS, MONROE

To participate in the North Country Chorus 2013 production contact Matt Sargent at 802-333-4232 or email Matt at msarge65@myfairpoint.net. There are many roles, both in the spotlight and behind the scenes, for men and women of all ages. Rehearsals begin in early December.