North Country Events

May 21, 2015

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.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, BETHLEHEM
Thursday May 21 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street. The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live. Tickets $17. 

SUGAR HILL HISTORICAL MUSEUM  OPENING
Friday May 22 11:00 AM 1401 Route 117. Main exhibit: Flash Back, A Photographic Exhibit of Sugar Hill featuring the work and writings of Sugar Hill resident Rev. Samuel Stickney Nickerson, 1835-1930. Other exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a collection of hand tools, and a replica of a vintage kitchen. Gift shop and library. Annual raffle features Joan Hannah pottery.  Museum is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, May 22-October 12. Entrance free – donations gratefully accepted. 

LISBON LILAC FESTIVAL
May 22-24 Opens Friday May 22 at 5:00 PM. Fun for the entire family, Saturday 5K run, parade at 11:00 AM, crafts, live music. Sunday firetruck parade, fireworks at sunset. Talent in the park, wristband ride special every day. For details, visit http://lisbonmainstreet.com/lilac-festival-2015-updates/.

ST. JOHNSBURY ACADEMY HILLTONES CHORAL GROUP, COLEBROOK
Friday May 22 7:00 PM Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. Benefit concert for Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. All proceeds go toward more performances. The Hilltones sing everything from show tunes to gospel to pop and beyond. The St. Johnsbury Academy Jazz Band will also play. Tickets $15.00 at the door. 

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
May 22 - 27 Saturday 7:00, Sunday 7:30, Monday and Tuesday 7:30, Weds. 5:30 is 2 for 1 buddy night. A satire about aging NYC hipsters starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, as Josh and Cornelia, a childless married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). Soon the older couple begins enjoying the energy they feel  hanging out with the younger generation. Also: Gett, Friday & Saturday 9:15 PM and Sunday 2:30PM. 

CHILDREN’S HOUSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL ANNUAL TAG SALE, LITTLETON
Saturday May 23 8:00 AM -1:00 PM First Congregational Church, 189 Main Street. Drop-off donations accepted at the church on May 18, 20, 22 from 9am-Noon and on May 22 starting at 3pm till evening. For more information, contact Stephanie Kimball at skimballvt@gmail.com.

PLANT SALE BENEFITS LINCOLN LIBRARY
Saturday May 23 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the library, 22 Church Street. Sponsored by the Friends of Lincoln Library. Perennials, annuals, house plants and more. For more information, call 603 745 8159.

MOVIE NIGHT: THE EIGER SANCTION, LISBON
Saturday May 23 7:00 PM North Country Climbing Center, 2572 US 302 at the Evergreen Sports Center. This classic Clint Eastwood spy thriller from the early 1970s includes some of the best, most realistic climbing footage in any Hollywood movie made before or since. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit http://northcountryclimbing.com/.

MEMORIAL OBSERVANCES AT LOCAL CEMETERIES
Sunday May 24 10:00 AM Riverglen, Littleton, 11:00 AM Lisbon Cemetery, Noon Littleton Cemetery, 12:45 PM Bethlehem Main Street Cemetery, 1:00 PM Bethlehem Maple Street Cemetery, 1:30 PM Franconia Cemetery, 2:00 PM East Cemetery, 2:45 PM Sugar Hill Cemetery. All welcome. 

HIROYA TSUKOMOTO ECLECTIC GUITAR CONCERT, BERLIN
Sunday May 24 2:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and composer originally from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing banjo when he was thirteen years old. In 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US. Since then, he has been performing internationally including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York and released five albums as a leader. Hiroya has developed unique acoustic music that is sometimes described as "Cinematic acoustic music”. He recently performed on Japanese National Television.Tickets $15 adults, $10 minors. For more information, visit www.stkieranarts.org

BAROQUE TO THE BLUES WITH DAVID HEINTZ & LINDA DUXBURY, HAVERHILL
Sunday May 24 4:00 PM Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall. Free. From Shaker tunes to Baroque concerto, from cornet solos of the late 1800s to big band tunes of the 1920s to 1940s, from ballad tone poems of the 1980s to rock, and blues tunes to piano classics. Something for all tastes. For more information, visit www.courtstreetarts.org

BOSTON STAND-UP COMEDY WITH MIKE DONOVAN, LINCOLN
Sunday May 24 7:30 PM Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive. Headliner Boston sports comic Mike Donovan and friends . Tickets $20. For more information, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2015-season/

ACT MEMORIAL DAY BIRD WALK, BETHLEHEM
Monday May 25 7:00 AM Adair Inn, Guilder Lane. Everyone is invited to join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust for a walk with expert birders through the grounds of the inn. The walk is free. After the walk, breakfast ($20 per person) will be available at the inn. Bring binoculars, bug stuff, and bird books. This is suitable for walkers of all ages. Kids welcome. To reserve a spot, email outreach@aconservationtrust.org by May 22. 

MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES, LITTLETON
Monday May 25 7:30-10:00 AM Breakfast at The Elks Club, Route 302. 10:30 AM line up for the procession from the fire station. 11:10 AM Procession begins at fire station and goes to Veterans Memorial Bridge. Noon flag raising and ceremony at the bridge including the singing of the national anthem. 1:30 PM picnic at the VFW pavilion. 

NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT, WHITEFIELD
Tuesday May 26 7:00 PM White Mountain Regional High School, Route 3. Spring Has Sprung concert, free admission, all welcome. 

CONVERSATION: OUR CHILDREN, OUR COMMUNITY, OUR FUTURE
Thursday May 28 5:00-7:30 PM Lancaster Elementary School
Monday June 1 5:00-7:30 PM Whitefield Elementary School
Thursday June 4 5:00-7:30 PM Jefferson Elementary School
Community conversation about strong starts for our youngest neighbors. Community dinner and conversation with families, teachers, community members, and practitioners to discuss early childhood development and experiences in our community. Share ideas with neighbors, hear some of the latest information, and add your thoughts about strong starts in early childhood for the future graduates of the White Mountains Regional School District. Dinner included, all welcome, free, onsite childcare provided. Walk-ins welcome or register here: http://www.northcountrylistens.org/2015/05/06/our-children-our-community-our-future/

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES “BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC”
Thursday June 11 6:00 PM Bath Public Library. By Julie Otsuka, this is the story of a group of young women brought over fromJapan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. The novel traces their extraordinary lives, from their arduous journey by boat; to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences raising children who will ultimately reject their heritage and their history; to the arrival of war.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.

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION
Saturday June 20 9:00 AM 2245 Main Street. “End of Life Book Club” by Will Schawalbe. Readers Cafe meets on the third Saturday of each month. Light refreshments. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org

HISTORIC HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR & RHUBARB CAFE, WATERFORD VT
Saturday June 20 noon-4:00 PM Congregational Church, Lower Waterford Road and Maple Street. Tickets $35. Proceeds benefit the church’s ongoing restoration and the new Waterford History Archives. The Waterford History Group and the Congregational Church invite you to time travel through the 19th century and visit a unique collection of historic properties. This self-guided tour takes you to notable homes, some with breathtaking mountain and river views, through beautiful gardens landscaped from rolling farm fields, and into an elegantly spare country church built with 1818 timbers. There are eight addresses in all. The combination walking and driving tour begins in the Congregational Church vestibule, visitors will exchange their Catamount Arts e-receipts for entrance tickets and maps. Volunteer bakers will serve ticket holders a variety of desserts and non-alcoholic drinks. The Rhubarb Café will be located downstairs in the church vestry. Visitors can use the Maple Street entrance for easy access, and will need their tickets for entry. Last time to start the self-guided tour is 2:30 pm. The tour takes place rain or shine. Tickets available online at http://www.catamountarts.org/ shows/historic-house-garden-tour-rhubarb-cafe/. Tickets will not be sold on the day of the event.