North Country Events

Jan 29, 2015

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

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY SHOWS OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMS
Thursday January 29 1:00 PM Oscar-nominated film - Maleficent - about a vengeful fairy driven to curse an infant princess. The library will be showing Oscar-nominated movies throughout the month leading up to Oscar night. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 603 869 2409.

UPSTAGE PLAYERS AUDITIONS FOR “25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE”, LITTLETON
Thursday January 29 7:00-9:00 PM and Sunday February 1 2:00-5:00 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. Callbacks may follow on February 1st if necessary. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee. Six kids, played by adult actors, face off in the battle of their lives. The show will rehearse and perform at the Littleton Opera House. Rehearsals will be on Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning February 4th, and also Sunday afternoons. Performance dates are April 10, 11, 17, 18, & 19. Any theater lovers interested in working with set crews, prop and tech production or costuming are welcome to come to auditions and sign up for this production. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/upstageplayersnh.

LANCASTER GRAND PRIX: GOT SLED? BRING IT!
Friday January 30 through Sunday February 1 Lancaster Fairgrounds. Enter your snowmobile and be part of the action or come watch and cheer on the racers. Friday: Vintage Snowmobile Show, Grand Prix Ball. Saturday: Northern NY Vintage Snowsled Racers, post-race Sled Parade. Sunday: the Lancaster Grand Prix. See race rules, register, and get more information at www.lancastergrandprix.com.

DON ROY BAND AND THE FIRESIDE FIDDLERS, COLEBROOK
Friday January 30 7:00 PM Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. An evening of old-time fiddle music featuring Maine’s top fiddle band. Tickets $15. For more information, email info@musicgnw.org.  

LISBON STUMP JUMPERS ANNUAL VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE RACES
Saturday January 31 10:00 AM Route 302. Spectators welcome. $1000 1st place Super Stock Race cash prize. For official rules, entry forms, and more information, visit www.lisbonstumpjumpers.org.

KIDS MUSICAL SHOW THAT LOOKS AT DIVERSITY & ACCEPTANCE, BERLIN
Saturday January 31 2:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Julie & Brownie in a show for kids, or the kid in you, a musical look at diversity and acceptance. Music of positive thought and just plain fun.  Tickets $12 adults, $8 under 18, available at the door or online. Visit www.stkieranarts.org.

BIG BAND BALL & WINTER AUCTION BENEFITS JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Saturday January 31 5:00 PM Indian Head Resort Lakeview Room. Tickets $75 per person, limited seating, semi-formal. 5:00-6:30 Music by pianist Connie Chesebrough, cocktail s, silent auction. 6:30-7:00 live auction. 7:00-8:00 dinner. 8:00-10:00 dance music with the Plymouth State Univ. Faculty Jazz Quartet (David Lockwood, Don Williams, Tim Gilmore, Rik Pfenniger).

FUNNY VALENTINES WITH OLD CHURCH THEATRE, HAVERHILL
Saturdays January 31 & February 7 at 7:00 PM, Sundays February 1 & 8 at 4:00 PM. Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street. A romantic comedy by D.R. Andersen about children's book author Andy Robbins  who has been an unhappy bachelor since his divorce eight months before from his former collaborator. By the final curtain, Andy has grown up just enough to straighten out the mess of his life. A farcical and delightful play. Tickets $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 students. For more information, visit www.alumnihall.org.

TOUR OF NORTH COUNTRY HEALTH SERVICES
Monday February 2 State Senator Jeff Woodburn brings state Health & Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas and Intergovernmental Affairs Director Jeff Myers on a day tour including The Morrison in Whitfield, Country Village in Lancaster, Indian Stream Health Center and Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, and The Moffett House also in Berlin, which exhibits the fully preserved office of Dr. Irving Moffett. Woodburn organized this tour with the goal of helping state and local leaders connect and gain a shared understanding of one of the most important departments in state government. The public is invited to join any part of the tour, which starts at 9:15 AM at The Morrison, 6 Terrace Street, Whitefield. For a complete schedule, email Jeff.Woodburn@Leg.state.nh.us.

WHITE MOUNTAIN HIKING HISTORY PRESENTATION, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday February 4 7:00 PM Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street. Local hiking columnist and author Mike Dickerman of Littleton chronicles the early trails, guides, and path-makers, who, over a 100-year period, helped develop the White Mountain region’s extensive trail network that today includes more than 500 footpaths covering some 1400 miles. Free and open to the public. Part of the Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series. For more information, visit therocks.org.