North Country Events

Oct 30, 2014

Chris Jensen for NHPR

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

NEW VOLUNTEER GATHERINGS FOR ADAPTIVE SPORTS PARTNERS OF THE NORTH COUNTRY, FRANCONIA
Thursday October 30 6:00-7:30 PM Franconia Town Hall. Or Sunday November 1 2:30-4:00 PM Peabody Base Lodge at Cannon Mountain. ASPNC is looking for new volunteers who want to enrich the quality of life for people with disabilities. Anyone interested is encouraged to register for one of the of these information open houses by sending a message to info@adaptivesportspartners.org. Alpine ski volunteers must attend Cannon University orientation on November 1 - this is required for all Adaptive Sports Partner volunteers for the adaptive ski and ride program at Cannon. Volunteer orientation and training weekend is Saturday and Sunday November 8 & 9 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

FRANKENSTEIN: NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE IN HD, BETHLEHEM
Thursday and Friday October 30 & 31 at 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street. National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles on consecutive evenings as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. $17, members $14. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org

HALLOWEEN IN FRANCONIA
Friday October 31 12:30 Lafayette School Parade. 5:00 Trick or Treat. 6:00 PM Bonfire and Haunted Walk. 7:30 PM Thriller flash mob.  

UN-HALLOWEEN PARTY, DALTON
Friday October 31 5:00-7:00 PM First Congregational Church of Dalton hosts at the Old Dalton Town Hall. Fun, bible-themed games, snacks, crafts, candy, costumes optional, free. For more information, contact Pastor Diane Raymond at 802 535 8559.

ARTS AND CRAFTS JAMBOREE, MONROE
Saturday November 1 9:30-2:00 PM Monroe Town Hall. Open to all Cloverbuds, 4-H members, and their friends. Want to make a craft or improve your crafting skills? Come to this fun event designed to allow youth and their families an opportunity to create craft projects. It’s a “Learn by Doing” Day. Come and explore crafting with the community: one of the many wonderful aspects of 4-H. Parents are welcome to participate in workshops if space is available. Snacks, beverages, and lunch will be available for purchase or bring your own. Three sessions will be held during the day. For details, visit  http://tinyurl.com/4-HJamboree. Pre-registration not needed.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR SUPPORTS RELAY FOR LIFE, JEFFERSON
Saturday November 1 & Sunday November 2 10:00-3:00 PM Jefferson Town Hall, 698 Presidential Highway (Route 2). The Heart and Soul Mates Relay for Life team will have a crafts table, homemade baked goods, lunch. Raffles, door prizes, special deals, Scentsy, Grace Adele, Creative Cords, Fleece by Claudette, Usborne Books, Noni's Gifts, Jamboree Nails, Crocheted Gifts, Photography, Papparazzi, tupperware, Woods N Things, Sock Monkies & Stuffed Animals, Wreaths by Brenda, Thirty One, Pampered Chef, Primitive Country Crafts by Michelle, Gourmet Cupcakes, Crafts by Stacey, and more. For more information, call Joyce Dupont at 603 991 9545.

"DAY OF THE DEAD" FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL, LINCOLN
Saturday November 1 6:00 PM Jean's Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive. Games, contests, food. "Young Frankenstein" starts at 6:40, followed by "The Addams Family" at 8:45. $10 for all ages, come in your Halloween costume and get $5 off your ticket. For more information, visit www.jeansplayhouse.com.

CLEAN WATER/HEALTHY TROUT POTLUCK, EASTON
Saturday November 1 6:00-8:00 PM Easton Town Hall. Learn about the natural freshwater communities that thrive within the Ham Branch. The evening is the culmination of work conducted this past summer by a hard working team of Plymouth State University students, under the direction of Rachelle Lyons. The study was sponsored by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, Trout Unlimited, NH Fish & Game, and in part by a grant secured by the Easton Conservation Commission from the NH Charitable Foundation. A short documentary about the Ham Branch, produced by the PSU team, will also be shown. Bring a dish to share. Sponsored by Easton Conservation Commission.

FREE COMMUNITY COSTUME PARTY, BETHLEHEM
Saturday November 1 6:30-8:30 PM Bethlehem Town Hall, top floor, 2155 Main Street. The Bethlehem Heritage Society will be throwing a “Forensic Follies Farewell Party” to send off one of the infamous Nutshell Murder Dollhouses to the Wellcome Museum in London, England. Guests are encouraged to don the costume of their favorite pre-1950s villain or victim. There will be old-fashioned games, a gypsy fortune teller, refreshments, prizes for the best costumes and a final send-off cake as the area bids adieu to the famous diorama created in the 1940s by “the mother of CSI”, Frances Glessner Lee, who spent summers in Bethlehem for many years and whose descendants still reside locally. Free admission. For more information, visit www.bethlehemheritagenh.com.

UPSTAGE PLAYERS PRESENT "HARVEY" (PLAY BY MARY CHASE), LITTLETON
Saturday November 1 & Friday November 7 at 7:30 PM, Sunday November 2 & Sunday November 9 at 3:00 PM Littleton Opera House. General admission $10, tickets available for advance sale through Catamount Arts at www.catamountarts.org or purchase at the door. Groups of 12 or more can receive group rates through Catamount Arts by calling 603 616 5550.

BJORK: BIOPHILIA LIVE, BETHLEHEM
Saturday November 1 at 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street. ‘biophilia live’ is a concert film by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland that captures the human element of björk’s multi-disciplinary multimedia project: biophilia. Recorded live at björk’s show at London’s Alexandra palace in 2013, the film features björk and her band performing every song on ‘biophilia’ and more using a broad variety of instruments—some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable. The film has already been hailed as “a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers” (Variety) and “an imaginative stand-alone artwork” (Hollywood Reporter) and is a vital piece of the grand mosaic that is ‘biophilia.’ $12, members $10. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, LINCOLN
Saturday November 1 11:00 PM Jean's Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive. A loving couple, a few lost monsters and a sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania sing and dance through a campy, sloppy salute to horror movies and sexual liberation. Bring your sense of humor. And some toast. All tickets are $10. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without an adult. For more information, visit www.jeansplayhouse.com.

THE GREAT PUMPKIN HAUL 5K, BRETTON WOODS
Sunday November 2 9:15 AM start. Mount Washington Resort. Racers can run or walk and can choose to complete the race individually or with a teammate. Teams cannon exceed two people. $20 per team, $15 individual. Registration 8:00-9:00 AM at the golf clubhouse.

QUEBECOIS GENTICORUM IN CONCERT, BERLIN
Sunday November 2nd 2 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Quebec's top traditional duo singing and making music for Francofest 2014. For more information visit www.stkieranarts.org.

10TH ANNUAL APRES FOLIAGE FEST BENEFITS DAVIES MEMORIAL LIBRARY, LOWER WATERFORD VT
Sunday November 2 3:00-6:00 PM Rabbit Hill Inn. Tastings from the finest area restaurants, samples of new wines, local brews and spirits, extensive silen auction, live music. Tickets $35 per person. For more information, DAVIESLIBRARYVT@GMAIL.COM.

NORTH COUNTRY CHEF'S CHALLENGE, WHITEFIELD
Sunday November 2 at 3 PM Mountain View Grand. Local chefs compete to vie for Top Chef of the North Country. Using all local items (except spices), contestants will be from area restaurants and culinary schools

TEDDY ROOSEVELT: MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT, LITTLETON
Tuesday November 4 12:45 PM Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Drive. Brought to life by actor Ted Zalewski, combining history and fun, Zalewski gives voice to many of Roosevelt's own words, writings, and beliefs. The program is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served prior to the program and is $3 for seniors and $7 for others. For more information, call Phyllis at 603 444 6050.

WHITE MOUNTAINS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SUMMIT, LINCOLN
Wednesday November 5 8:30-1:00 PM Indian Head Resort. Join members of local area chambers of commerce, keynote speaker Kate Luczko, executive director Stay.Work.Play, workshops address challenges and opportunities for young professionals living, working, and playing in the White Mountains. Registration includes light breakfast, educational workshops, networking opportunities, and lunch. To register, visit http://www.lincolnwoodstock.com/Member+Directory/White+Mountains+Young+Professionals+Summit.