North Country Events

Dec 3, 2014

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

SMALL WORKS ANNUAL WREN MEMBER EXHIBIT, BETHLEHEM
Friday December 5 5:00-7:00 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Opening reception, meet the artists, light refreshments. On exhibit through January 12th, original small works of WREN member artists including Michele Johnsen, Kristine Lingle, Mia Capretta, Linda Gray and Kitty Kerner.

CHORAL ENSEMBLE SERAPHIC FIRE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Friday December 5 7:30 PM North Congregational Church. Holiday concert, award-winning choral group, singers from across the United States will perform the group's Grammy-nominated "Seraphic Fire Christmas. Tickets can be purchased online at KingdomCounty.org.

HOT FLANNEL IN CONCERT, HAVERHILL
Friday and Saturday December 5 & 6 7:30 PM Alumni Hall at Court Street Arts. Hot Flannel, a head-turning foursome of handsome country-boys-turned-men making new grass music like there’s no tomorrow, embodies that same unexpected twist of grounded and ground-breaking, cozy and cathartic. Led by fiddler Patrick Ross, a new resident to Newbury, VT. The first ten people arriving wearing flannel get a free CD. More info at PatrickRossMusic.com   Tickets $20 available online at http://tickets.catamountarts.org/Public/categories/court%20street%20arts/2

NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS PRESENTS 67TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT, LITTLETON, WELLS RIVER, ST. JOHNSBURY
Friday December 5 7:30 PM First Congregational Church in Littleton. Saturday December 6 7:30 PM Wells River Congregational Church, Wells River, VT. Sunday December 7 2:30 PM North Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury, VT. Tickets are available online at CatamountArts.org. For more information, visit northcountrychorus.org.

CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH CHRISTMAS SALE, NORTH WOODSTOCK
Saturday December 6 8:30-1:30 PM Masonic Hall, Lost River Road. Famous raffle basket filled with lots of fun items, gift certificates from local businesses, decorated hand made wreaths, white elephants, home-baked goods, fudge, home-made fresh lunch foods available too.

CHRISTMAS IN BETHLEHEM
Saturday December 6 all day. 9-2 Methodist Church Bazaar. 10-2 Santa Clause at the Heritage Information Center. 9-noon Gingerbread House Contest, drop off at Town Building lobby. Noon-2 Santa's workshop and movie at the library. 11-2 Grant a Wish Treet, Town Building Lobby. 12:45-1:30 and 2-2:45 Snowflake Tea benefits Bethlehem Fire Department Auxiliary, Town Building 3rd floor, reservations required bethfiredeptaux@gmail.com. 2-4 Home Tour with historical Actors-Dawn Cottage, 60 Lewis Hill Road, refreshments. 4-5:30 Methodist Church Spaghetti Supper. 6:00 PM Main Street closed, grand tree lighting, giant bonfire, Bells of Grace bell ringers, refreshments sponsored by local businesses, memory tree lighting, Veteran's tree lighting, musical entertainment, Profiel and BES carolers, Santa arrives, tractor rides, fireworks, Santa's Afterhours Post Office - buy your stamps, handstamp and mail your holiday cards 6-8 PM. For more information, visit www.christmasinbethlehemnh.com.

FAMILY HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, LITTLETON
Saturday December 6 9:00-3:00 PM First United Methodist Church, 18 Main Street. A day of family fun, old-fashioned holiday fair, something for everyone. For more information, call 603 444-5567.

ARTISAN CRAFT FAIR HOSTED BY WONDERFALL FARM FAINTING GOATS, FRANCONIA
Saturday December 6 10:00-3:00 PM Lafayette Regional School. Goat milk lotions and soaps, farm grown teas, hand spun yarns, knitted items from socks to hats, needle felted ornaments and felting kits, barn wood birdhouses, stained glass, wooden chairs for kids, doll beds, gift baskets, and much more. Lions Club will be serving food.

LISBON ARTS GALLERY ANNUAL COOKIE WALK
Saturday December 6 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM or until all cookies are gone, at Lisbon ARTS Gallery, 28 Main Street.

LUNENBURG GINGERBREAD BAZAAR
Saturday December 6 10:00-3:00 PM Lunenburg Primary School, Bobbin Mill Road, Lunenburg, VT. Festive family event to usher in the Christmas season, free and affordable activities for all ages, door prizes, free cookie stacking and gingerbread contests, fudge shop, cookie walk, homemade soup and sandwich lunch, fun activities with Mrs. Claus, the Pocket Lady with her grab bag items, and an assortment of vendors with Christmas theme and gift items.

HOLIDAY HISTORIC HOME TOUR, BETHLEHEM
Saturday December 6 2:00-4:00 PM Dawn Cottage, 60 Lewis Hill Road. Open to the public for a family-friendly, free tour, offers a rare glimpse into Bethlehem's storied past as a playground for the rich and famous. A private home, the magnificent Arts and Crafts style Victorian has been open to the public only a few times in its 98 year history. The tour includes professional actors (Theatre Under the Stars) portraying some of Bethlehem's famous characters of yesteryear, weaving historic facts with colorful stories of the town's heyday. Refreshments, Christmas decorations. The event is part of the 4th Annual Christmas in Bethlehem celebration. For more information, visit www.christmasinbethlehemnh.com. Free and open to the public.

ANNUAL NUTCRACKER BALLET, BERLIN
Saturday December 6th 3 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Holiday classic featuring 45 dancers from the Robinson Ballet Company. For more information visit www.stkieranarts.org.

SLED HOCKEY CLINIC, LYNDON CENTER VT
Saturday December 6 4:00-6:00 PM Fenton Chester Ice Arena, 145 College Road. Sled hockey is a fast, adaptive version of traditional ice hockey. Players sit on a sled with two hockey skate blades under their seat and use 2 hockey sticks to propel the sled and handle the puck. As with the stand-up version of the game, sled hockey involves 5-on-5 play with goalies, high speeds, finesse plays, and plenty of contact. Equipment supplied. All abilities welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/607068579420334/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited

ST. JOSEPH'S FESTIVAL & PASTA SUPPER, LINCOLN
Saturday December 6 5:00 PM 25 Church Street. Bake sale, door prizes, big raffle, fun for the whole family.

SOMETHING WONDERFUL I MISSED: HOLIDAY EDITION, MUSICAL THEATRE, LITTLETON
Sunday December 7 3:00 PM Littleton Opera House, corner of Main, Cottage, and Union Streets. Touring show from Not Your Mom's Musical Theatre. Presented by the Arts Alliance of Norther NH. Holiday music written for or featured in musicals. Mix of songs from Broadway and off-Broadway. Four versatile, talented performers playing a range of characters to live piano accompaniment. Tickets $15. For more information, visit www.aannh.org.

SKI AND SNOWBOARD INJURY PREVENTION, LITTLETON
Monday December 8 6:00-7:30 PM Littleton Regional Healthcare Conference Center, next to the hospital cafeteria, 600 St. Johnsbury Road. Free and open to the public. Learn about the most common ski and snowboard injuries, about what you can do before and during the snow season to stay on the slopes and out of the doctor's office. Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Kauffman, orthopedic surgeon. For more information, send a message to geninfo@littletonhospital.org.

OIL PAINTING DEMONSTRATION BY NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST CRAIG PURSLEY, LISBON
Monday December 8 6:00 PM ARTS Gallery, 28 Main Street. Craig will demonstrate his methods and will do an oil painting from start to finish in three hours. The public is welcome to attend. Seating is limited.

COTTAGE HOSPITAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, WOODSVILLE
Tuesday December 9 6:00-8:00 PM 90 Swiftwater Road. Bring your family and enjoy some holiday fun. Holiday crafts, refreshments, give-a-ways, x-ray your teddy bear, get your photo taken with Santa. For more information, visit www.CottageHospital.org.

NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY CHORUS, BERLIN
Wednesday Dec. 10th 7 PM, Friday Dec. 12th 7 PM & Sunday Dec. 14th 2 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Christmas concert by 60-member chorus and special guests. For more information visit www.stkieranarts.org.