North Country Events

Mar 12, 2015

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

LENTEN MUSIC SERIES, LITTLETON
Thursday March 12, 19 and 26 noon at All Saint’s Episcopal Church, 35 School Street. The concerts are offered by local musicians and singers for a reflective forty-minute interlude in your day. No admission fee but a freewill offering is appreciated. March 12 Serry Serafini on piano and Joyce Roy on piano and organ. March 19 Noelle Beaudin on piano , Siena Kaplan on violin and Tom Robinson on soprano saxophone. March 26 Russ Bonnevie on clarinet and Anita Bonnevie on piano. For more information, email allstslittleton@allsts.org

4TET HOUSE CONCERT & POTLUCK, EASTON
Thursday March 12 5:30 PM potluck dinner. 7:00 PM concert. At the home of Bill Adam and Brenda Shannon Adam. 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. $20, all money goes to the musicians. To reserve a seat, email brendashannonadam@me.com.

ART MATTERS ARTIST TALK BY LUCY GOLDEN: “NIGHT FLYERS”, BRETTON WOODS
Friday March 13 5:00-6:30 PM Omni Mount Washington Resort. Jeweler Lucy Golden will discuss four species of silk moths native to the North Country, and how they influence her work as an artist. Presented by The Gallery at WREN in partnership with the Omni Mount Washington Resort with refreshments provided by the hotel. Art Matters is a series of talks, workshops and demonstrations connecting artists and the community.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DANCE, BETHLEHEM
Friday March 13 8:00 PM - Midnight. Eagle’s Club, Route 302 across from The Rocks. Music by the band Sly Dog performing classic rock, oldies, and country. Bring a can or pouch of dog or cat food, to be donated to a local shelter, and get a 50 cent discount on all beverages served. For more information, call 603 444 5795 after 4:00 PM. The Bethlehem Eagles is a non-profile organization that supports many community activities. Your support is appreciated.  

THE NH MAPLE EXPERIENCE, BETHLEHEM
Saturdays and Sundays March 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 and April 4, 5 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The Rocks Estate, Route 302. Hands-on learning during maple sugaring season, learn the history of sugaring, learn about the process of transforming sap from maple trees into maple syrup and sugar, help tap a sugar maple tree, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, get a taste of syrup made on-site.  For more information, visit http://therocks.org/maple.php

ST. BALDRICK’S HEAD-SHAVING EVENT BENEFITS CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH, LITTLETON
Saturday March 14 1:00 - 4:00 PM Schilling Beer Co. 18 Mill Street. Have your head shaved or sponsor someone who is having their head shaved. All proceeds fund lifesaving childhood cancer research. For more information, visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/schillingbeer.

CABIN FEVER BENEFIT CONCERTS WITH OPEN MIC AND GUEST PERFORMERS, GUILDHALL VT
Saturday March 14 6:30 PM Guild Hall (town hall) on VT Route 102 in downtown Guildhall. Open mic followed by Mikala Woods and Barry Moore. 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. 

TEXAS TWO STEP LESSONS WITH FAYE GREARSON AND DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday March 14 6:30 PM class followed by 7:30 PM class that builds on the first class. Open dance 8:30-10:30 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

THIRD ANNUAL IRISH SHOW BENEFITS LITTLETON OPERA HOUSE RENOVATION FUND
Saturday March 14 7:30 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. An Evening of Irish Music and More sponsored by the Littleton Civic Booster Club, with entertainment by LHS Chorus, Lakeway Children’s Chorus, Littleton Idol Champions Rachael Moss, Max Sjostrom, Ashley Miles, Stephen Cote, and Courtney Dickerman, Ally Champagne, Kristen Clark Eric Kukler. Tickets available at the door, $10, food for sale during the performance, 50/50 raffle.     

ASYLUM SAXOPHONE QUARTET, BERLIN
Sunday March 15 2:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Award-winning chamber group. Tickets $12 adults, $8 minors. Visit www.stkieranarts.org

NORTHERN GRAFTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAUCUS, FRANCONIA
Sunday March 15 5:00-7:00 PM Above the Notch Restaurant, 729 Main Street. Guest speaker Ray Buckley, Chairman of the NH Democratic Party. Pizza and cash bar to follow the meeting. Door prizes, raffle. All registered Democrats Northern Grafton County are eligible to vote in the caucus elections for their town’s Democratic committee officers, for delegates to the Democratic State Convention and to the county Democratic committee. For more information, email Betsey Phillips bphill36@gmail.com or Doug Grant dgrant116@gmail.com. Reservation not required. 

CIRCUITRY BASICS FOR GRADES 3-6 AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Monday through Friday March 16-20 3:00 PM White Mountain Science Inc (WMSI) will teach circuitry basics on Monday. Snap Circuits are educational electronics kits that provide reusable, snap together circuit components. The Library has Snap Circuit kits on loan from the State Library. Students in grades 3-6 may drop-in all week to try their hands at making their own creations. For more information, visit bethlehemlibrary.org. 

MOVIE FOR TEENS AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Wednesday March 18 5:30 PM 2245 Main Street. For teens in grades 7-12, viewer’s choice, pizza and drinks provided. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org.

ACT EMERALD ASH BORER WORKSHOP FOR LANDOWNERS, SUGAR HILL
Wednesday March 18 5:30-7:30 PM Sugar Hill Town Hall. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive insect that devastates ash trees. If you are a woodland owner, or if you have fine ash trees in your yard, come hear the latest on EAB's presence in NH and what you can do to prepare. The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust is partnering with Molly Heuss from NH Forests and Lands and David Falkenham from UNH Co-op Extension. This free workshop is geared towards helping landowners prepare for, identify, and understand EAB. Dress warmly as part of the program is outside. Special thanks to the Sugar Hill Conservation Commission for their collaboration. If you have questions contact Outreach Coordinator Lianna Lee at outreach@aconservationtrust.org.

CLASSIC FILMS AT THE RIALTO: THE QUIET MAN, LANCASTER
Wednesday March 18 7:00 PM Rialto Theatre, 80 Main Street. Comedy/drama/romance with John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald. 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

CASA NH LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS, TRAINING STARTS MARCH 21
It’s easy to believe child abuse doesn’t happen in your community. Due to the strict confidentiality of these cases, it often goes unseen but child abuse doesn’t discriminate. It crosses socio-economic lines. It happens in the largest of cities and the smallest of towns. In 2014, CASA advocated on behalf of 1,067 children in New Hampshire’s Family Courts. We need to increase our volunteer pool so that abused / neglected children and youth in our area know that strong, positive adult role models exist and can be of various ages, backgrounds and genders. We are searching for more qualified candidates for our next training that will begin in Gorham on March 21, 2015.  To best protect the vulnerable population we serve, we have to carefully screen potential volunteers with a thorough application, reference checks, criminal / background checks and a somewhat intensive interview. If you want to put your experiences and skills to use in an essential and meaningful way, there is still time to apply for the upcoming training.  VIisit https://www.casanh.org/onlineapplication to apply online. For more information, contact Jen Buteau, jen@casanh.org