North Country Events

Apr 9, 2015

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

SEASONS OF THE MOOSE & ALL ITS MAJESTY, LITTLETON
Thursday April 9 1:00 PM Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane. With Candace Morrison, forestry technician from Campton. Her program covers characteristics, classifiers, diet, reproduction, habitat, range, predators & mortality. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.gcscc.org/littleton.html

COMMUNITY FOREST MANAGEMENT PRESENTATION, FRANCONIA
Thursday April 9 5:30-7:30 PM Franconia Town Hall. The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust is hosting a public discussion to present the 840-acre Cooley-Jericho Community Forest (CJCF) draft management proposal. ACT Executive Director Rebecca Brown, consulting ecologist Jesse Mohr, and other CJCF Stewardship Team representatives will give brief presentations on forest management, wildlife, educational use, and trails. For more information: outreach@aconservationtrust.org, or 603.823.7777.

SPEAK YOUR MIND OPEN-MIC POETRY READING, BETHLEHEM
Thursday April 9 6:00 PM Bethlehem Public Library, 2245 Main Street. Celebrate Poetry Month, come read your work or share some poems from your favorite poet. Sign up for a slot by calling the library at 603 869 2409, or sign up at the door by 5:30 PM. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1553218274931283/.

RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET DANCES GISELLE, LYNDONVILLE
Thursday April 9 at 7:00 PM Lyndon Institute. Presented by Kingdom Country Productions. Tickets can be purchased online at KingdomCounty.org.

25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, LITTLETON
Friday and Saturday April 10 & 11, and 17 & 18 at 7:30 PM and Sunday April 19 2:00 PM. Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. Presented by the Upstage Players, this Tony award-winning musical chronicles six young spellers that sing about the rules as spelling bees can also be unfair. To win a spelling bee depends a bit on luck of the words as well as skill, and the contestants have all kinds of bizarre and hilarious methods for how they remember to spell. Tickets $10 at the door or online at catamountarts.org. For more information, visit UpstagePlayersnh.org. 

MEN AT WORDS, HAVERHILL
Friday April 10 7:30 PM, cafe opens at 6:30 PM, Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street. Three of the world’s finest songwriters and most respected singers, Jez Lowe, Archie Fisher and James Keelaghan have decided to take their friendship on the road. Master guitarist, singer and songwriter, Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost troubadour. Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognized musical ambassador for his native North East England. Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. Tickets $20. For more information, visit www.alumnihall.org

SPRING DANCE WITH SLY DOG AT BETHLEHEM EAGLES CLUB
Friday April 10 8:00 PM - Midnight. Route 302 opposite The Rocks Estate. Sly Dog performs high energy classic rock and oldies dance music. The public is invited, the Eagle's Club has a great dance floor, and offers free snacks and great beverage prices. Guests who bring along a can or pouch of dog/cat food (to be donated to a local shelter) will be given a 50 cent discount on all beverages served. Call 444-5795 (after 4:00 PM) for more information. $5 cover charge. The Bethlehem Eagle's is a non-profit organization that supports many community related activities.

ENERGY FAIR AND WORKSHOPS, BETHLEHEM
Saturday April 11 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Profile School, Route 18. Presented by Ammonoosuc Regional Energy Team. Hear experts discuss the latest in efficiency and renewable energy technologies and trends, meet with a wide range of vendors and building specialists, see how neighbors and businesses have implemented solar, wood and other energy-saving measures, learn how to measure the efficiency of your building or residence, listen to updates on policies and programs that impact our regional energy picture. For more information, visit http://ammenergy.org/index.php/energy-fairs

THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE FAMILY PERFORMANCE, GORHAM
Saturday April 11 2:30 PM Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street. Marvelous Marvin presents a fun show for kids and adults that blends science and entertainment. Suitable for ages 4 and up. Presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern NH, $7 adults, $5 child, $15 family. For more information, visit www.aannh.org

EAST COAST SWING LESSONS AND DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday April 11 6:30 PM lesson followed by 7:30 PM lesson that builds on the first lesson. 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. $5 per lesson per person includes the dance. Students $5. For more information, contact pjciotti@yahoo.com.     

FROST HEAVES AT JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Saturday April 11 7:00 PM, 34 Papermill Drive. This time around, the nonsense on tap features McYankees (a new semi-fast food chain), Jack and the Baked Beanstalk, the Police Log (featuring actual items from the local news), Life’s Little Mystery Theatre, the Song on the Spot (a brand-new original song based on audience suggestions), prizes, surprises and more. As always, the Speed Bumps band will play favorite oldies and Fred Marple will bring the news from Frost Heaves, the most under-appreciated town in New Hampshire. Tickets $20 available at the door or online at jeansplayhouse.com. 

FAMILY CONTRA & SQUARE DANCE, CABOT
Saturday April 11 7:30 PM Willey Building. Caller Danielle Boudreau with music by David Carpenter and the Hull’s Union Victory String Band. This is a recurring dance on second Saturday in September through May. Sponsored by Cabot Library. Dances are taught and easily learned by young and old. For more information, email samlyman@fairpoint.ent

ART MATTERS: THE ART OF NOT GETTING YOUR WAY, BETHLEHEM
Sunday April 12 3:00-5:00 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Every piece of the current exhibit at The Gallery at WREN is the result of two or more artists coming together, sharing ideas and techniques and, to some extent, giving up control. Join an informal, in the round conversation with some of the artists of the current exhibit. Ask questions, listen, chime in and get the inside scoop on the ups and downs, trials and tribulations, breakthroughs and breakdowns of working together. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/633487256783813/.

CLASSIC FILMS AT THE RIALTO: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, LANCASTER
Wednesday April 15 7:00 PM Rialto Theatre, 80 Main Street. Musical with Tool, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey. 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

COOS FORESTERS MUD SEASON BREAKFAST, WHITEFIELD
Friday April 24 7:30 AM Presidential Ballroom, Mountain View Grand, Mountain View Road. Presented by NH Sustainable Forest Initiative and UNH Cooperative Extension. Perspectives of Silviculture and Ecology: managing, evaluating and communicating exemplary forestry on non-profit lands, rehabilitation efforts on industrial lands as timber investment, travel to field site: managing multiple forest assets at Weeks State Park. $27, online registration is encouraged before April 17 at http://tinyurl.com/CoosMUDProgram2015

WOMEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE, BRETTON WOODS
Monday May 11 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Presidential Conference Center, Omni Mount Washington Resort, Route 302. Speakers and topics include determining whether wrist pain is carpal tunnel, quick fixes for lowering stress, healing with oils, caring for the caregiver, the spiritual art of aging and much more. Keynote speaker Linda Larsen: You! Super Hero! Super Star! Super Exhausted! How to effectively help others without frying your golden goose. Presented by Littleton Regional Healthcare. Reserve your spot today by sending a message to geninfo@lrhcares.org. For more information, visit littletonhealthcare.org.