North Country Events

Jan 8, 2015

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

BATH PUBLIC LIBRARY INVITES JUNIOR MAKERS
Through Saturday February 7. The Bath Public Library is host to the 10,000+ piece kit that is part of the Junior Maker Program. LEGO Systems, Inc. and the Association for Library Service to Children is making this program possible for children ages 8-12, to have the opportunity to play, make and share in the library. Making is the act of doing. It is both a physical experience and awareness that the world is constantly being built and rebuilt. Stop by the library to take advantage of the Maker program. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM to noon and 1:00-5:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM - noon. For more information, email bathlibrary@together.net.

FOUR WRITERS - ONE EVENING, BATH
Thursday January 8 6:00-8:00 PM Bath Public Library. Reading, book signing, meet-and-greet with four female writers in four very different genres. Katherine Ferrier: poet “How We Share the Sky”; Leah Carey: personal development “You Are Not Alone”; Cathy Strasser: mystery “An Uncertain Grave”; Susan Ann Wall: romance, the Puget Sound series. Hot chocolate and cookies. This is the first of Bath’s 250th Town Celebration events. For more information, call the library at 603 747 3372.

CABIN FEVER BENEFIT CONCERTS WITH OPEN MIC AND GUEST PERFORMERS, GUILDHALL VT
Saturday January 10 6:30 PM Guild Hall (town hall) on VT Route 102 in downtown Guildhall. Open mic followed by Ashley Miles and Victor Tremblay. Concerts are second Saturdays October through March, performers are from the Northeast Kingdom and Northern NH, $5 admission, all concert proceeds benefit local charities and non-profits.

WEST COAST SWING LESSON WITH FAYE GREARSON AND DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday January 10 6:30 PM lesson followed by 7:30 PM lesson that builds on the first lesson. Open dance 8:00-10:30 PM. South Congregational Church, Main Street, next to St. Johnsbury Academy. Open dance features various types of music including Latin, smooth, and more. $7.50 per lesson per person includes the dance. Students $5. For more information, contact pjciotti@yahoo.com.     

SKI MOVIE NIGHT BENEFITS MT. EUSTIS SKI HILL, LITTLETON
Saturday January 10 7:00 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM) Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. See Warren Miller’s “No Turning Back”. Raffles for prizes. Nachos, hot dogs, pizza, chili. Tickets $5 at the door. For more information, email info@littletonbike.com.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED YOGA, LITTLETON
Sundays 9:00-10:00 AM Root to Bloom Yoga & Wellness Studio, Tannery Marketplace, 111 Saran Street. Starts January 11. A donations-based yoga class, where your donations support wellness for our community and our planet. Every month, Root to Bloom studio will donate all CSY profits to promoting wellness in the community such as yoga scholarships for teens, classes for those in need, or community food gardens, just to name a few. The CSY class is a great opportunity to provide yoga to everyone at no or low cost, knowing that whatever you can donate will be given back to the community to support more wellness. For more information, visit rootedbystacey.com/root-to-bloom-studio/.

EAT OUT AND SUPPORT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
Tuesday January 13 4:00 PM to closing at Topic of the Town, Main Street, Littleton. Give your server a donation voucher, which you can obtain at the club. The restaurant donates 15% of your guest bill to the Boys and Girls Club of the North Country. For more information 603 838 5954 or go to www.bgcnorthcountry.org

108TH COMMUNITY MEETING & RECEPTION, LITTLETON
Tuesday January 13 5:00 PM Community Meeting and 6:00 PM Reception at Littleton Regional Healthcare, H. Taylor Caswell Jr. Physician’s Office Building Conference Center, 600 St. Johnsbury Road. Learn how your local hospital is doing, our plans for the future, and how we can meet your healthcare needs. Enjoy light refreshments and an evening with LRH friends. RSVP to Nancy Sweeney, Executive Assistant & Board Liaison, 603 444-9501.

FED UP: A DOCUMENTARY BY PRODUCER KATIE COURIC, BERLIN
Tuesday January 13 6:00-8:00 PM St. Kieran’s Community Center, 155 Emery Street. Free community screening. Before you take another bite, see the film that will change the way you eat forever. The film is rated PG and is intended for middle school students and older. After the film, there will be a question & answer period with nutrition specialists and healthcare providers. Presented by Families Healthy Together. For more information, email rfreierman@outdoors.org.

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Saturday January 17 9:00 AM 2245 Main Street. “Talk Funny Girl” by Roland Merullo. the story takes place in one of the poorest parts of rural New Hampshire -- teenage girls have been disappearing. For 17-year-old Marjorie Richards, the fear raised by these abductions is the backdrop to what she lives with in her own home, every day. Marjorie has been raised by parents so intentionally isolated from normal society that they have developed their own dialect. Marjorie is tormented by her classmates, who call her “The Talk-funny girl,” but as the nearby factory town sinks deeper into economic ruin and as her parents fall more completely under the influence of a sadistic cult leader, her options for escape dwindle. But then, thanks to a loving aunt, Marjorie is hired by a man, himself a victim of abuse, who is building what he calls “a cathedral,” right in the center of town. For more information, call 603 869 2409.

NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS MADRIGAL DINNER, MONROE
Friday & Saturday January 23 & 24 doors open at 6:00 PM performance at 6:30 PM, and Sunday January 25 doors open at 4:00 PM performance at 4:30 PM. Monroe Town Hall. Tickets limited to 100 per evening, available only by advance sale, visit tickets.catamountarts.org. The North Country Chorus and its Madrigal Dinner guests will visit Moorish Spain at a pivotal period in Western history. The marriage of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand has united their provinces and Spain is about to become a nation. Ticket price includes a full-course dinner. For more information, visit northcountrychorus.org.

CASINO NIGHT BENEFITS BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY, LISBON
Saturday January 24 6:00-10:00 PM, 21+ event to be held at the Boys & Girls Club of the North Country, 2572 US Route 302. Western themed fund raising event for prizes, blackjack, craps, Texas Hold’em, wheel of fortune, roulette, music, dancing, dinner buffet, cash bar. Buy tickets at the door or in advance at the BGCNC. Tickets $45 for one person or $80 per couple, includes $100 chip per person. All proceeds go towards BGCNC programs. For more information, email kerry@bgcnorthcountry.org

FACILITATOR TRAINING PRESENTED BY NH LISTENS, GORHAM
Thursday January 29 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM North Country Education Services, 300 Gorham Hill Road. This day-long workshop is designed to give participants an understanding of the critical role of facilitators in the broad spectrum of public engagement work. We spend time locating the work in local and state projects, walking through a typical “talk to action” process, and emphasizing the principles that guide our work. Prior facilitation experience is helpful but not necessary. Meals, snacks, and training materials provided. $40 fee waived for students and those in financial need. For more information and to register, visit http://www.nhlistens.org/facilitators.