North Country Events

Jun 4, 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.

LEGO CLUB AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Thursday June 4 3:00-4:30 PM 2245 Main Street. White Mountain Science will be on hand, helping kids make their creations jump into action. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org

CONVERSATION: OUR CHILDREN, OUR COMMUNITY, OUR FUTURE, JEFFERSON
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/

ONE SHOWING OF THE FILM “TIMBUKTU” AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday June 4 7:30 PM 2050 Main Street. This series includes occasional screenings of distinctive, exemplary and off-beat films shown for one night only. These are films that have been released under the radar and because of their uniqueness have not found the audience they deserve. Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema., Abderrahmane Sissako. For more information, visit www.BethlehemColonial.org

PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP WITH LOCAL ARTIST LYNN BART, SUGAR HILL
Friday June 5 3:00-5:00 PM Hosted by Ammonoosuc Community Trust. Near Polly’s Pancake Parlor in a section of the field for which ACT has a conservation easement. Starter kits will be provided for free, plein air is the art of painting outdoors. There will also be a Bug Walk for kids, walk through the field with bug nets and collection boxes to see what’s living in the lupine fields. Bug spray and bug boxes will be provided by ACT. For more information, visit http://www.aconservationtrust.org/

FIRST FRIDAY ARTS IN BETHLEHEM
Friday June 5 5:00-7:00 PM The Gallery at WREN opening reception for Farm to Table: Meryl Nevins photography, Robert Moore paintings, Virginia Kirschner pottery, 2013 Main Street. 7:00-9:00 PM 42 Maple artist reception for The Works of Sirpa Cowell, designer and artist from Finland where design and art are essential to each other, at 42 Maple Street. 

PINE HILL SINGERS, HAVERHILL & LITTLETON
Friday June 5 7:00 PM Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street, Haverhill and Sunday June 7 3:00 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. “March of the Women” celebrates the many faces of the feminine spirit through songs of strong women. Admission by donation. 

WEATHERVANE THEATRE CELEBRATES 50TH SEASON, WHITEFIELD
Friday June 5 7:00-10:00 PM Swingin’ at the Spaulding, 199 Mountain Road. Dance to the live music of Speakeasy, snacks from the Inn at Whitefield, cash bar, 50/50 raffle, dress in your favorite decade, prizes. $25 per person. To buy tickets in advance call 603 837 9260. 

WOMAN IN GOLD AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday June 5 7:00 PM, Sunday June 7 7:00 PM, Monday & Tuesday June 8 & 9 7:30 PM and Wedneday June 10 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. The remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. Also: Danny Collins, Friday 9:15 PM and Sunday 2:30 PM. 

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST, LITTLETON
Saturday June 6 8:00-10:00 AM First Congregational Church, 189 Main Street. Eggs, pancakes, potatoes, bacon, sausage, toast, muffins, juice, coffee, tea, milk. Suggested donation $7 adults, $5 seniors and under-12. Come for good food and fellowship. All welcome. For more information: www.1stconglittleton.org

RAY BURTON MEMORIAL WALKATHON BENEFITS HOSPICE, LITTLETON
Saturday June 6 8:30 registration 9:00 start. North Country Home, Health & Hospice, 536 Cottage Street. Register in advance or on the day of the walk. 3 and 5 mile routes through Littleton. Benefits hospice care through North Country Home, Health & Hospice. $25 registration fee per adult, $5 per child. Registration fee waived for $50 or more in pledges for adults, $10 pledges for children. Register online at www.nchhha.org

FLORA, BIRDS & HISTORY: GUIDED TOUR OF THE ROCKS, BETHLEHEM
Saturday June 6 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM The Rocks Estate, Route 302. A guided tour of areas normally not open to visitors. Limited to 25 people. Call 603 444 6228 to reserve a place. 

OPEN AIR MARKET LUPINE CELEBRATION, SUGAR HILL
Saturday and Sunday June 6 & 7, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Carolina Crapo Memorial Building & Sugar Hill Historical Museum. Crafters, artisans, local businesses, lunch available, demonstrations, free concert by Vermont Fiddle Orchestra, seminars & workshops, presentations, photography tips, NH history over 7 generations. Book sales on the lawn of the Sugar Hill historical museum. Rebecca Rule entertains on Saturday with her NH storytelling. For more details, visit www.HarmansCheese.com/market

AN EVENING WITH GAELIC STORM, BETHLEHEM
Saturday June 6 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Gaelic Storm is a Celtic band that has been weaving tradition with innovation for nearly two decades. Tickets $34-49. For more information, visit www.bethlehemcolonial.org

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. 

WEEKS STATE PARK WILDFLOWER WALK, LANCASTER
Sunday June 7 1:00-4:00 PM Meet at the main entrance to the park, on Route 3, about 2 miles south of Lancaster. Free wildflower walk led by field ecologist and naturalist Brett Engstrom. Bring raingear just in case suitable footwear for an easy walk in the woods. Persons with special needs should call 788-4961 in advance and the park will try to make suitable arrangements. 

TWO OLD FRIENDS, CELTIC & AMERICAN COUNTRY CONCERT, BERLIN
Sunday June 7 2:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins, are musicians who play and sing a unique combination of CeItic and American country music and, in their performances, seek to show the connection between the two genres. Emery is a well-known performer of a variety of different styles of acoustic music ranging from traditional Irish tunes to vintage American country music songs. Jim worked for thirty years in the recording studios and orchestra pits of Nashville TN. Jim now resides in NH and is an active participant in New England’s thriving Celtic/Folk music scene. Hutch and Jim will be singing and playing the banjo, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodran and the octave mandolin. Tickets $12 adults, $8 minors. For more information, visit www.stkieranarts.org

VOLUNTEER TRAINING FOR TREATING INVASIVE PLANTS IN COOS COUNTY, PITTSBURG
Wednesday and Thursday June 10 & 11 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM are the days for the training. Come to one or both. Meet at the NH DOT shed at the bottom of Indian Stream Road. Volunteers are needed and will be trained to help control invasive species in northern Coos County. Training will include methods of controlling phragmites and knotweed without the use of chemicals.You will be asked to make a commitment to continue treatments through the summer. If you are interested, email Brendan.Prusik@unh.edu

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION FOR THE MORRISON’S NEW REHAB CENTER, WHITEFIELD
Wednesday June 10 5:00-6:30 PM at 6 Terrace Street. Community members are invited to celebrate The Morrison’s new Rehabilitation Center. There will be a ribbon-cutting at 5:15 PM, raffles, refreshments, giveaways, tours, and a gift for each of the first 100 guests. The 4000 square foot addition has been designed to provide both outpatient and inpatient physical and occupational therapy to The Morrison residents and community members. The Morrison, a non-profit, has partnered with the Foundation for Healthy Communities as a designated site for its NH Community Falls Prevention Program. For more information, visit www.themorrison.org

UNH COOPERATIVE EXTENSION FALL MASTER GARDEN PROGRAM, LITTLETON
Do you love gardening and sharing your experiences with others? Consider becoming a Master Gardener volunteer for UNH Cooperative Extension. This is an opportunity to share the knowledge and experiences gained from our training to educate individuals, organizations and communities. A class is being offered in Littleton, NH at White Mountains Community College on Mondays and Wednesdays September 9 - November 16, 6:00pm-9:00pm; excluding October 12 and November 11. The class costs $175 with the option of purchasing the handbook for $25 (on-line version is free). Applications are due by July 15. For more information, visit http://extension.unh.edu/Master-Gardeners/How-do-I-become-Master-Gardener-Volunteer, call 877-398-4769, or email Becky Brown at becky.brown@unh.edu