North Country Events

May 14, 2015

A stubborn apple survived the winter to make an incongruous appearance in the spring.
Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

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

THE POWER OF PLACE, BETHLEHEM
Thursday May 14 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street. Filmed and directed by NH conservation photographer and filmmaker Jerry Monkman. The Power of Place tells a compelling story by exploring the issues surrounding Northern Pass. The 50 minute documentary combines interviews with experts and New Hampshire residents with distinctive landscape cinematography of the places that will be impacted. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers as well as experts on the Northern Pass issue. Tickets $10. 

JOHN STEINBECK’S THE GRAPES OF WRATH, ST. JOHNSBURY
Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 14, 15 & 16 at 7:30 PM Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy. Performed by St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre. Tickets at the door. 

LOVE, SEX AND THE I. R. S., ST. JOHNSBURY
Friday & Saturday May 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 online visit www.catamountarts.org

MAY FAMILY DANCE, TWIN MOUNTAIN
Saturday May 16 6:00-9:00 PM Twin Mountain Town Hall at the intersection of Routes 302 and 3. Grades K through 8 invited, parents and friends encouraged to attend, there will be a DJ, soft drinks and water $1. Presented by Twin Mountain Parks and Recreation Committee. $5 per person. 

GALUMPHA, HAVERHILL
Saturday May 16 6:30 PM, cafe opens at 5:30 PM. Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street. Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet. Galumpha tours internationally, and has appeared at institutions including the Kennedy Center, Shanghai International Festival and was awarded the Edinburgh Festival’s prestigious Critics’ Choice Award. Tickets $10 adults, $4 kids. For more information, visit www.alumnihall.org

GETT AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
May 16 - 20 Saturday 7:00, Sunday 7:30, Monday and Tuesday 7:30, Weds. 5:30 is 2 for 1 buddy night. An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize her divorce from her cruel and manipulative husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religiously-based marriage laws. Also: What We Do in the Shadows, Friday & Saturday 9:15 PM and Sunday 2:30PM. 

ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALA FUNDRAISER
Saturday May 16 7:00-11:00 PM at the Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street. Jazz trio with Buzz Hubbard on guitar, Phil Brown on bass and John Goodrich on piano will be playing jazz standards downstairs, and room will be made to dance to their music. There will be fancy, hot hors d'oeuvres along with a cash bar during the gala, and a silent auction in between the music groups. Starting at 9 pm, the Belaires will be playing 50's and 60's music upstairs, and there will be a dance floor brought in for people to dance on. This may be the last time to hear the Belaires as the group has retired but agreed to play for the gala. The cost is more than a usual cover charge for a dance, but it is a fundraiser for the Athenaeum, and they have reduced the cost of the gala from $50 to $35. You can buy tickets through Elinor Levy by sending a check made out to the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum to her at: Elinor Levy, 873 Hastings Road, Waterford, VT 05819, and she will mail your tickets to you. 

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS SPRING AWAKENING CONCERT, SUGAR HILL
Saturday May 16 7:30 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117. Susan Palma Nidel, flute, Miki Sophia Cloud and Ronnie Bauch, violins, Ah ling Neu, viola, and Chris Finckel, cello, will perform Mozart’s Quartet for Flute and Strings in C Major, K. 285b; Pablo Ziegler’s Suite Canyenguito (2011) for Flute and String Quartet; Alberto Ginastera’s Impressions de la Puna (1934) for Flute and String Quartet; and Mozart’s magnificent String Quartet in D Major, K. 499. Ticket are available at the door or by calling (603) 444-0309. Prices are $20, $25, and students are free. For additional information about the North Country Chamber Players please visit the website at www.northcountrychamberplayers.org.

PADDLE THE BORDER, WOODSVILLE
Sunday May 17 From Woodsville Community Field, on Connecticut Street just off Route 135 to Bedell Bridge State Park Boat Launch, off Route 10 in Haverhill Center, NH. Bring your canoe or kayak to Woodsville and then drive to Bedell Bridge. Free shuttle service for persons and personal equipment from Bedell Bridge to Woodsville available 10- 11AM. Volunteers will be at the boat launch to help load and protect boats before launching, suggested launch time is 11:00 AM. Approximate paddle time is 3.5 hours. Participants must abide by safe boating rules and regulations. Events are weather permitting. At the end of the trip at Bedell Bridge the Rotary Club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, and beverages. Sponsored and supported by numerous community organizations, for more information, contact Michael Thomas mikethom1@charter.net

WILLIAM OGMUNDSON PIANO CONCERT, BERLIN
Sunday May 17 2:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. William Ogmundson is an Emmy Award nominated composer and professional pianist who resides in New England. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe, including at the Vatican and Notre Dame de Paris, and hi original compositions have been performed world wide. Tickets $12 adults, $8 minors. For more information, visit www.stkieranarts.org

LATIN MUSIC & DANCE FUNDRAISER FOR HONDURAS HOPE, SUGAR HILL
Sunday May 17 5:00-8:00 PM at 85 Toad Hill Road. Honduras Hope presents an evening of Latin music and dance with Pablo Flores and Jorge Sapere. Music, dance, wine, raffles and appetizers. Learn more about Honduras Hope’s projects. For more information, call 603 728 7991.

ART MATTERS: PROCESS & POSSIBILITY PERSONAL INTERPRETATIONS, BETHLEHEM
Sunday May 17 3:00-5:00 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Dayna Pastura-Talbot and Kristine Lingle present two approaches to landscape paintings in their shared exhibit MINDSCAPES. In this informal artist talk, each artist discusses briefly issues of technique, creative process and personal interpretation as they apply to painting landscapes. Generously sponsored by The Omni Mount Washington Resort. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit 
https://www.facebook.com/events/692774894182094/.

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY WITH BIG JOE THE STORYTELLER, BATH
Tuesday May 19 10:30 AM Bath Village School. Bath Public Library’s summer reading program kick off. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and each one has an amazing story. Big Joe has been delighting children and families for many years with his exciting storytelling show. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 603 747 3372 Tuesday through Thursday 10AM - 6 PM. 

GUITARISTS LOREN BARRIGAR AND MARK MAZENGARB, COLEBROOK
Tuesday May 19 7:00 PM The Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. Loren and Mark’s varied repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar duets as well as songs, giving them a wide appeal. Their music is influenced by Bluegrass, Jazz and Western; their style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, and their songs feature Loren’s superb vocals and some beautiful harmonies from Mark.Tickets $15. Presented by Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. 

MANAGING YOUR WOODLANDS FOR BOBCATS, FRANCONIA
Tuesday May 19 6:30-8:00 PM Franconia Town Hall. Talk by NH Fish & Game Wildlife Biologist Will Staats. With many years of observing North Country bobcats in the wild, Staats will focus on management techniques landowners can employ in their woodlots and forests to create bobcat-friendly habitats. Free, all welcome. Presented by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. For more information: outreach@aconservationtrust.org.

AUDITIONS FOR AGNES OF GOD, ST. JOHNSBURY
Tuesday and Wednesday May 19 & 20 at 6:30 PM St. Johnsbury School Auditorium, 257 Western Avenue. There are roles available for three women. Performances will be on July 10, 11, 17, 18, 19. Rehearsals will be held in the evenings, usually Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday. For more information, contact directory Laura Wayne 802 751 1175. 

CLASSIC FILMS AT THE RIALTO: MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, LANCASTER
Wednesday May 20 7:00 PM Rialto Theatre, 80 Main Street. Drama with James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains. 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

SUMMER CAMP, TWIN MOUNTAIN
Wednesday May 20 7:00 PM Twin Mountain Town Hall at the intersection of Routes 302 and 3. Sign up for summer camp, information and required forms for camp will presented at this meeting. Parents are requested to stay for a brief meeting as there is a new procedure this year. This will be explained and questions answered. Sponsored by Twin Mountain Parks and Recreation Committee.