North Country Events

Feb 12, 2015

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

CREATE VALENTINES AT THE BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Thursday February 12 after school for younger kids, and Saturday February 14 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM older kids can drop in to create Valentines and decorate cookies. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org.

JAPANESE FOLK DANCE & TAIKO DRUMMING WORKSHOPS, FRANCONIA
Thursday February 12 7:00 PM Franconia Town Hall, 421 Main Street. 7:00-8:00 Introduction to Japanese Folk Dance. 8:00-9:00 Community Drum Workshop: Introduction to Taiko Drumming. Sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Northern NH. Free and open to the public as part of the school’s Cultural Events series. For more information, visit aannh.org.

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY SHOWS OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMS
Friday February 13 6:00 PM Oscar-nominated film "The Judge", about a big-city lawyer with a father suspected of murder. 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.

BURLINGTON VT TAIKO DRUMMING TROUPE PERFORMANCE, BETHLEHEM
Friday February 13 7:00 PM White Mountain School, 371 West Farm Road. Learn about the drums, experience the rhythms, movement and colors of Taiko. Sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Northern NH. Free and open to the public as part of the school’s Cultural Events series. For more information, visit aannh.org.

JUST DESSERTS: VALENTINES DAY FUND RAISER FOR LITTLETON STUDIO SCHOOL
Saturday February 14 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street. A $10 donation lets you fill a plate with handmade chocolate delicacies, including truffles, eclairs, cookies, tortes, cupcakes, and more. This annual event typically sells out so early arrival is encouraged. Raffle tickets will also be available for special items. Rose bouquets and arrangements from EH Floral Studio will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or purchased in advance at the Littleton Studio School and at the Littleton League of NH Craftsmen Gallery. For more information, call the school at 603 444 1066.

BOOK SALE, FRANCONIA
Saturday February 14 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Abbie Greenleaf Library, in the basement, sponsored by the Friends of the library. For more information, call 603 823 8424.

TRADITIONAL WHEAT & STRAW FOLK ORNAMENT CONSTRUCTION DEMONSTRATION, LITTLETON
Saturday February 14 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Littleton League of NH Craftsmen Gallery, 81 Main Street, lower level. Folk artist Lark Leonard will demonstrate making heart ornaments in honor of Valentine’s Day. Free and open to all. For more information, call 603 444-1099.

SKATING PARTY, FRANCONIA
Saturday February 14 Noon-4:00 PM Outdoor skating rink behind the library. Organized by the Franconia Heritage Museum. For more information call 603 823 5000.

ANNUAL VALENTINE PORK ROAST SUPPER BENEFITS LITTLETON POLICE VOLUNTEERS
Saturday February 14 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM Littleton First United Methodist Church, 18 Main Street. All proceeds benefit the Littleton Chapter of Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS). Tickets $12, two seatings, tickets available from VIPS members, at the Littleton Police Station, or call Sharon Craigie at 444-6234.

EASTON VALLEY HOUSE CONCERT WITH MIKE & RUTHY, EASTON
Saturday February 14 6:00 PM Potluck 7:30 PM Music begins. $20 and all money collected goes to the musicians. Mike Merenda and Ruthy Unger are touring folk musicians from the Hudson Valley. Their folk roots show in their energy, joy, simplicity and depth as they perform simple, heartfelt acoustic music. They’ve been collaborating for 16 years, including singing down fascism with Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie at Carnegie Hall with stringband revivalists, The Mammals. Reservations required, call 603 823 7061 or email brendashannonadam@me.com.

CABIN FEVER BENEFIT CONCERTS WITH OPEN MIC AND GUEST PERFORMERS, GUILDHALL VT
Saturday February 14 6:30 PM Guild Hall (town hall) on VT Route 102 in downtown Guildhall. Open mic followed Uncommon Folk. 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.

ARGENTINE TANGO LESSONS AND DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday February 14 6:30 PM beginner 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. $5 per lesson per person includes the dance. For more information, contact pjciotti@yahoo.com.     

THE PRINCESS BRIDE, LINCOLN
Saturday February 14 7:30 PM Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive. The classic fairy tale film of swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing. For more information, visit jeans-playhouse.com.

CABIN FEVER FOLLIES, BERLIN
Sunday February 15 2:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Come and join us for the sound of the movies. Tickets $12 adults, $8 minors. Visit www.stkieranarts.org.

ECUMENICAL CHOIR FEST 2015: FROM ROCKIN’ TO HAYDN, LITTLETON
Sunday February 15 3:00 PM First Congregational Church of Littleton, 189 Main Street. “From Rockin’ to Haydn”, a concert of sacred music from gospel and blues to Handel and Haydn. The is the 24th annual choir festival, with 5 churches coming together for mass choir anthems as well as presentations from each choir. The concert is free. Donations to benefit the Emergency Fuel Fund are appreciated. Conducted by Victoria Cole and hosted by the Franconia Community Church. For more information, visit www.franconiachurch.org.

CONCERT BY IRELAND’S AWARD-WINNING MUSIC GROUP, FULLSET, COLEBROOK
Tuesday February 17 7:00 PM Tillotson Center. 14 Carriage Lane. FullSet creates a sound full of energy and innovation while remaining true to their traditional roots. They have been compared to groups such as Danu and Altan. Michael Harrison on fiddle, Martino Vacca on uilleann pipes, Janine Redmond on button accordion, Eamonn Moloney on bodhran, Andy Meaney on guitar. Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. For more information, visit www.tillotsoncenter.org.

THE ADVENTURES OF BUFFALO & TOUGH COOKIE, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday February 18 7:00 PM Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street. Dan Szczesny will discuss his memoir that chronicles his journey with his young but ambitious hiking partner and the bond that developed between this unlikely pair and that transformed their lives. Free and open to the public. Part of the Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series. For more information, visit therocks.org.

CLASSIC FILMS AT THE RIALTO: HARVEY, LANCASTER
Wednesday February 18 7:00 PM Rialto Theatre, 80 Main Street. Comedy drama starring James Stewart, Josephine Hull and Peggy Dow. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted to help offset the cost of the digital projection upgrade. For more information, visit www.lancasterrialto.com.

SKI FILM: DAYS OF MY YOUTH, LINCOLN
Wednesday February 18 7:00 PM Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive. Dan Egan Media presents the new ski film, which reminds every viewer of their first time on skis. Filmed over two years using state-of-the-art techniques, this movie offers a unique glimpse into the journey of self-discovery that every skier experiences. For more information, visit jeans-playhouse.com.

FUND RAISING AUCTION FOR COPPER CANNON CAMP, BETHLEHEM
Reserve tickets now for Saturday March 7 4:00 PM Littleton Elks Lodge, Route 302. Doors open at 4, complimentary wine tasting at 4:30, buffet dinner at 5:30, live auction at 7:30. Raffles, games silent auction and entertainment throughout the evening. Attendees will also have a chance to hear from Copper Cannon campers about the positive influence camp has had on their lives. Cash bar. This event usually sells out so plan ahead. Tickets are $20 and available online at www.coppercannon.org or at the door.

EASTON VALLEY HOUSE CONCERT & POTLUCK, EASTON
Thursday March 12 At the home of Bill Adam and Brenda Shannon Adam. Time to be decided. Percussive dancer, Nic Gareiss, fiddler Brittany Haas, fiddler and dancer Cleek Shrey, and guitarist Jordan Tice together make up the band 4TET and they are returning to the Easton Valley House Concert Series. To reserve a seat, email brendashannonadam@me.com.