North Country Events

Apr 16, 2015

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

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
Thursday April 16 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Daisy Bronson Middle School, 96 School Street, Littleton and 2:00 - 7:00 PM Lafayette Center, 93 Main Street, Franconia and Friday April 17 1:00 - 6:00 PM Robert E. Clifford Memorial Building, 65 South Court Street, Woodsville. The Red Cross is urging all donors to donate as soon as possible, especially O negative, B negative and A negative. All blood types needed, new donors welcome, any eligible 16-year-old may give blood with parental permission. To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org

MARTIN O’CONNOR TRIO HOUSE CONCERT & POTLUCK, EASTON
Thursday April 16 6:00 PM potluck, 7:30 PM concert, $25 per person, advance reservation and payment required. Contact Brenda at 603 823 7061 or brendashannonadam@me.com. Renowned accordionist Martin O’Connor is one of the most respected musicians to emerge from Ireland. Fiddler Cathal Hayden is a multiple All-Ireland champion fiddler as well as a solo banjo player. Seamy O’Dowd, guitar and vocals, is gaining international recognition. Together, the trio draws standing ovations from audiences everywhere. Easton Valley House Concert Series. To reserve a seat, email brendashannonadam@me.com

25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, LITTLETON
Friday and Saturday April 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. 

EARTH DAY PLANTING AND ACTIVITIES WITH ACT, LITTLETON
Saturday April 18 3:30-5:00 PM The Loading Dock, Mill Street. Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust in a family-friendly Earth Day celebration with activities for all ages. Tend seedling sunflowers, plant scarlet runner beans in recycled containers, decorate a container, take home baby sunflower and a bean plant for planting in your own garden. Walk along the Ammonoosuc River loop, help clean up the parking lot and areas near the river. Gloves and bags will be provided to all participants. Cost of attendance is $5 per person, which includes all supplies plus healthy snacks provided by ACT. Recommended for children K-6. ACT staff and volunteers and Jason Tors of the Loading Dock will lead activities. For more information, visit http://www.aconservationtrust.org/.

CAMERATA NEW ENGLAND, COLEBROOK
Saturday April 18 7:00 PM Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents the Camerata New England. This spring concert will feature the works of Mozart, Turina and Brahms with a piano quartet. Tickets are $15.00 and available now at Fiddleheads in Colebrook as well as at the door the night of the event. 

THE NICK GRONDIN GROUP IN CONCERT, BERLIN
Saturday April 18 7:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. A jazz group with local roots and city suits. Tickets $12 adults, $8 minors. Visit www.stkieranarts.org

BIG BAND DANCE BENEFITS COMMUNITY JUSTICE, LYNDONVILLE
Saturday April 18 7:30 PM Riverside School Barn, 30 Lily Pond Road. Hors d’oeuvres and dinner at 5:00 PM followed by an evening of sin dancing. Some dances taught. The Mood Swingers Orchestra is a 19-member all-girl band from Boston. All proceeds benefit the Community Restorative Justice Center. This is an alcohol free event. For more information, call 802 748 2600. 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM CLASSICAL SERIES, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday April 18 7:30 PM South Congregational Church, 1052 Main Street. The Poulenc Trio, oboe, bassoon, piano, a joyful program of intriguing, unexpected and very pleasurable music, including works by Alyabiev, Schnittke, Shostakovich, Rossini, and Poulenc. For more information, visit http://www.nekclassicalseries.org/

BULLWINKLE JONES, LINCOLN
Saturday April 18 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM Indian Head Resort, Route 3. "Bullwinkle Jones" is one of North Conway area's top bands. Bullwinkle Jones plays a wide variety of music and has talented players that all sing, with years of experience and great harmonies, they can be relied upon to deliver a memorable evening, and have been featured at many events throughout Northern New England. No cover charge. 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY PROGRAM, BETHLEHEM
Sunday April 19 4:00 PM Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, 39 Strawberry Hill.  The public is invited to a Holocaust Remembrance Day program that honor’s man’s triumph over darkness. The program is a community-wide, non-denominational gathering of remembrance, hope and light. The congregation welcomes your participation as we move forward in community and unity, using our past to build our future. For more information, contact Martin Kessel at martink1937@gmail.com.

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE: FOOD, ETHICS & SUSTAINABILITY, LITTLETON
Wednesday evenings April 22 through May 20 5:30 PM Littleton Food Co-op. This is a five week discussion group. Suggested fee $25 to cover course materials. Register at the co-op service desk or call 603 444 2800. Deadline to register is Sunday April 19. 

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES “AGE OF INNOCENCE”
Thursday May 14 6:00 PM Bath Public Library. “Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton is the story of three people whose entangled lives are deeply affected by the tyrannical and rigid requirements of high society. Newland Archer, a restrained young attorney, is engaged to the lovely May Welland but falls in love with May's beautiful and unconventional cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska. Despite his fear of a dull marriage to May, Archer goes through with the ceremony — persuaded by his own sense of honor, family, and societal pressures. He continues to see Ellen after the marriage, but his dreams of living a passionate life ultimately cease. Books may be picked up at the Bath Library; hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am to noon and 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am to noon. Anyone with an interest in reading and conversing about books is welcome to attend. For  more information, contact the library at 603 747-3372 or email bathlibrary@together.net.