North Country
9:30 am
Thu December 20, 2012

North Country Events

Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

  

Compiled by Tova Cohen of Franconia

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

LINCOLN LIBRARY POLAR EXPRESS PAJAMA PARTY
Thursday December 20, 4-6 PM, Lincoln Library, 22 Church Street, Lincoln. Come in your PJ's (adult as well), there will be a reading of Chris Van Allburg's classic book, create a keepsake to take home, enjoy hot cocoa, and sing some Christmas Carols. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free and open to all. Phone: 603-745-8159.

TAIJI, FRANCONIA
Thursday Dec. 20, 5:00 p.m.- 6:15 p.m. Franconia Community Church, Easton Valley Road, Franconia. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Drop-ins welcome. For fee schedule, registration, other questions, please call Mary at 603-823-8780 or email peace@pathofharmony.com.

SUGAR HILL CHRISTMAS PARTY
Thursday Dec. 20, 6 p.m. Sugar Hill Meeting House. All residents of Sugar Hill are invited to attend. Santa will have gifts for all Sugar Hill children, infants through sixth grade. If you are a new Sugar Hill resident and have children or if you expect to have any young friends visiting, please call Rosemary at 823-9077.

AN IRISH CHRISTMAS, LITTLETON
Friday Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m. Littleton Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton. The Englewood Sweet Peas present "An Irish Christmas". Katelynn and Lexi Pelletier recently moved to Littleton from Englewood, Fla. They are the great granddaughters of George and Esther Mitton and are Irish dancers. They have performed at EPCOT, Downtown Disney, at the Capital Building in D.C. and have competed and performed in several states. The free show is approximately 30 minutes

POLAR EXPRESS JOURNEY TO THE NORTH POLE, LINCOLN & NORTH CONWAY
Friday December 21, Hobo Railroad, 64 Railroad Street, Lincoln. Trains depart 4:30 pm & 7:00 pm. This event is a key fundraiser for the Literacy Programs of The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation ~ a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corp. Phone: 603-356-9980. The two hour journey will include a train ride to the North Pole, an enchanting walk to the North Pole Theatre where the little boy in Chris Van Allsburg's story has grown old, and we will read the Polar Express book to explain his journey when he was young. Because of extreme popularity, tickets are available through a ticket calling system ONLY. To better meet the demand for the Polar Express Event of New England we depart from two different locations. These are TWO SEPARATE CALLING SYSTEMS, one for Lincoln, NH and one for North Conway, NH. You may enter either call system or both, but you may not enter either one more than once. Lincoln and North Conway are approximately one hour from each other. These are separate trains and locations.

SOLSTICE VIGIL FOR NEWTOWN, A GATHERING AGAINST THE DARK, FRANCONIA
Friday Dec. 21, 7 PM, Franconia Community Church of Christ, Easton Valley Road, Franconia.

CONTRA DANCE, FRANCONIA
Friday Dec. 21, 7:30-10:30 PM Franconia Town Hall. Chip Hedler calling with David Carpenter on fiddle and David Van Houten on guitar. No experience needed, you just need to know how to walk. Celebrate the winter solstice, connect with neighbors and friends, enjoy live music, get some light exercise. For more information: www.franconianh.org.

ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW, BETHLEHEM
Saturday Dec. 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bethlehem Eagles, 793 Main Street, Bethlehem, across from The Rocks Estate. Lots of locally made arts and crafts, hosted by local crafters and artisans. For more information contact Marc Cote 991-0641 or wmwoodart@gmail.com.

TUBA CHRISTMAS, COLEBROOK
Sat. Dec. 22, 10:30 AM registration, 11 AM rehearsal, 1 PM concert, Trinity United Methodist Church, 28 Bridge Street, Colebrook, NH. Bring music stand, wear festive red and green, conductor Douglas Nelson, for more information call Douglas Nelson at 603-352-3360

MILES AND MILES OF MUSIC ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION, WOODSVILLE
Sunday Dec. 23, 1-5PM, at the Robert E. Clifford (R.E.C) Memorial Building, 65 South Court Street, Woodsville, NH. Acoustic string music jam supported by the Haverhill Recreation Department and Pete and Rita Stimson. If you sing "old country" we want you! If you enjoy music and would like to listen, your entry is free but donations are appreciated. Bring your own chair. To confirm date, or if you have questions or want more information call Pete at 603 787 6155 or Sherri at 603 787 6096. No drums or horns.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE, LINCOLN
Dec. 24, 7 PM, Governor's Lodge at Loon Mountain. For more information: 603-748-8111

COMMUNITY MEAL, LITTLETON
Tuesday Dec. 25 5 PM, All Saint's Episcopal Church, School Street, Littleton

ACTIVITIES AT AMC HIGHLAND CENTER, BRETTON WOODS
MOVIES AT 7:30 pm


   Thurs. Dec. 20 It's a Wonderful Life
   Fri. Dec. 21 A Muppet Christmas Carol
   Sat. Dec, 22 A Christmas Story
   Sun. Dec. 23 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & Frosty the Snowman
   Mon. Dec. 24 A Charlie Brown Christmas
   Tues. Dec. 25 7:00 p.m. Polar Express
   Weds. Dec. 26 Over the Hedge
 

HIKES (meet at AMC Highland Center front desk)
   Thurs. Dec, 20 9 AM Elephant Head, 1 PM Gibbs Falls
   Fri. Dec, 21 7:30 AM First Tracks, 9AM Elephant Head, 4PM Green Tour
   Sat. Dec. 22 7:30 AM Morning Explorations, 9AM Mt. Willard,
          1 PM Saco Lake
   Sun. Dec. 23 8am First Tracks, 9:30 AM Gibbs Falls, 1 PM Elephant Head,
          4 PM Green Tour
   Mon. Dec. 24 7:30 AM First Tracks, 9:30AM Arethusa Falls,
        1 PM Ammonoosuc Lake
   Tues. Dec. 25  8 AM First Tracks Walk, 9:30 AM Gibbs Falls,
        1 PM Elephant Head, 3PM Green Tour
   Weds. Dec. 26 9AM Gibbs Falls Snowshoe, 1PM Ammonoosuc Lake


CANNON MOUNTAIN JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway & Ski Area is offering four junior development program scholarships to local children for this ski season. These scholarships will include a free 2012-2013 winter season pass, full admission to the ski area, 38-day junior development (weekend/holiday) skiing program and a head-to-toe rental ski/snowboard package to use for the entire season. The scholarship program is open to children ages 5-12 from the towns Warren, Piermont, Woodstock, Lincoln, Franconia, Easton, Landaff, Bath, Woodsville, Monroe, Lyman, Lisbon, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Carroll, Whitefield, Jefferson, Lancaster,  Dalton, Haverhill and Littleton.
To apply, write a letter detailing your desire to take part in a seasonal skiing program. Students may submit letters until December 31st to: Cannon Mountain Snowsports Scholarship Program, Cannon Mountain/Park Headquarters, 9 Franconia Notch Parkway, Franconia, NH 03580. The winners will be chosen on January 1st and notified immediately.

PET FOOD DRIVE, LITTLETON
Help local families in need by donating unopened dog and cat food (any size/any brand/dry or canned). Second Chance Animal Rescue, 1517 Meadow Street, Littleton, noon - 3PM Monday through Saturday, 603-259-3244 or www.secondchancear.org.