North Country Events

May 6, 2015

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

THURSDAY MORNING BIRD WALK AT WEEKS STATE PARK, LANCASTER
Thursday May 7 at 7:00 AM East side of Route 3 approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster, meet at the parking lot at the main entrance of Weeks State Park. Led by Dave Govatski and Sam Stoddard. This walk will focus on identification and nature of songbirds, raptors and waterbirds, and incidentally the spring wildflowers that inhabit Weeks State Park and nearby wetlands. Adults and children welcome, any skill level, no experience necessary. Bring raingear just in case and suitable footwear for an easy to moderate walk. Anyone with special needs should call 603 788 4961 in advance. 

GODSPELL, LITTLETON
Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 7, 8 & 9 at 7:30 PM and Saturday May 9 at 2:00 PM. Littleton High School. Presented by the Littleton High School Drama Club. 

THE BREAKFAST CLUB AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday May 7 7:30 PM Main Street. Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, John Kapelos. Join the Brat Pack for the 30th Anniversary celebration of The Breakfast Club, ranked #1 by Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best High School Movies. For the first time on the big screen in wide release since the 1980's, this quintessential high school drama featured the hottest young stars of the decade. 

ART SHOW, LITTLETON
Friday May 8 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane. Works by local artists on display, some works for sale. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.gcscc.org/littleton.html

FINAL ROUND OF ADVENTURE CHALLENGE, LITTLETON
Friday May 8 4:00 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. In its inaugural year, the Capital adVENTURE Challenge is designed to help Littleton’s entrepreneurship community grow and flourish with a small business plan competition that encourages innovative ideas. Seven of 30 entrants have made it to the final round. The community is invited to hear the business pitches and help choose the business they would most like to see expand. The winner will receive a $500 grant towards their venture. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/550415725095277/

LITTLETON ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP EVENT, WHITEFIELD
Friday May 8 5:00 PM Mountain View Grand. Money raised benefits local students. Live and silent auction, food, entertainment, cash bar, games, raffles for products and services and experiences. For more information, visit http://portal.clubrunner.ca/384.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, LANCASTER
Friday May 8 7:00 PM and Saturday May 9 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM Lancaster Town Hall, Main Street. Presented by the Colonel Town Players. Tickets $10 available at the door.  

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
May 8 - 13 Friday and Saturday 7:00 PM, Sunday 7:30 PM, Monday and Tuesday 7:30, Weds. 5:30 is 2 for 1 buddy night. Respectful and funny vampire spoof that captures the silliest, scariest and saddest aspects of the bloodsucking tradition. Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Friday & Saturday 9:15 PM and Sunday 2:30PM. 

LOVE, SEX AND THE I. R. S., ST. JOHNSBURY
Friday & Saturday May 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 PM and Saturday May 16 at 2:00 PM. Performed by the St. Johnsbury Players. the play is a hilarious concoction of mistaken identities and subplots written by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. Tickets are $10, for more information and to purchase tickets visit www.catamountarts.org

EAST COAST SWING LESSONS AND DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday May 9 6:30 PM lesson followed by 7:30 PM lesson that builds on the first lesson. Lessons by Jennie Gelfan. 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.     

FAMILY CONTRA & SQUARE DANCE, CABOT
Saturday May 9 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

DALTON RIDGERUNNERS MOTHERS DAY FUND RAISER BREAKFAST, WHITEFIELD
Sunday May 10 8:00 AM - Noon at The Inn at Whitfield, 381 Lancaster Road. The first 100 moms will receive a beautiful, free carnation. Menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, coffee and OJ. There will be a small, penny type sale and winners need not be present to win. Suggested donation is $10 adults, children 5-12 $5. All proceeds will go to emergency groomer repairs needed in the winter to keep the groomer running and grooming local trails. For more information, contact CSPILLANE@aol.com.

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. 

DISCUSSION ABOUT STATEWIDE HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLAN, RANDOLPH
Monday May 11 6:00 PM Randolph Town Hall. Every five years, the NH Division of Historical Resources updates the statewide historic preservation plan. This public listening session is part of the process to update the preservation plan. The public is invited to share thoughts about how we are doing in preserving our heritage of historic buildings and landscapes - homes, town halls, bridges, churches, industrial sites, farms and more. What can we do better? The NH Preservation Alliance provides services in the North Country thanks to support from the Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation. For more information, visit www.nh.gov/nhdhr

EAT OUT AND SUPPORT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
Tuesday May 12 4:00 PM to closing at The Ninety Nine, Meadow Street, Littleton. The restaurant donates 15% of your guest bill to the Boys and Girls Club of the North Country. For more information 603 838 5954 or go to www.bgcnorthcountry.org.

NH LISTENS: WHEN OPPORTUNITY STOPS KNOCKING, LANCASTER
Tuesday May 12 6:00-9:00 PM Lancaster Town Hall, 25 Main Street, Lancaster. Presented by NH Listens. Join a statewide conversation to share ideas with neighbors, hear the latest research, and inform the presidential primary campaigns about the increasing barriers our state’s children face in achieving their dreams. Hear the latest research and spend time exploring causes and solutions at one of twelve locations across the state. All welcome. For more information, visit http://nhlistens.org/when-opportunity-stops-knocking.

CALL FOR ART BENEFITS ABOVE THE NOTCH HUMANE SOCIETY
Artists are encouraged to submit dog-inspired works of art to 42 Maple. Registration deadline is May 29th. Art work submission is by June 29th. 80% of proceeds go to Above The Notch Humane Society. To register, visit http://42maple.org/barker-bell-entry/

THIRD ANNUAL BROOKIE’S CHALLENGE 5K RUN BENEFITS DAVID’S HOUSE, WHITEFIELD
Sunday June 7 8:00 AM Mountain View Grand Resort. Run, walk or bike and raise money in memory of Brooke Ramsdell whose family stayed at David’s House in Hanover during her treatment for cancer. David’s House  provides a home-away-from-home and support for families with children receiving treatment through the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Gala reception Saturday evening. For more information, call Morgan 603 837 2528 x2117. 

NH-VT COVERED BRIDGE HALF MARATHON AND 3-MILE FUN WALK, COLEBROOK
Saturday June 20 10:30 AM runners start, 11:00 AM 3-mile fun walk starts. Start and finish at Bill Bromage Drive, Colebrook. Online registration until June 18. To register or for more information, visit www.runreg.com/nh-vt-covered-bridge-half-marathon