North Country Events

Jun 11, 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.

NH HIGH SCHOOL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday June 11 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Launched in 2008 and presented by the NH Film & Television Office, the NH High School Short Film Festival excels at fostering interest in filmmaking, encouraging media arts education in schools, and rewarding future members of the industry for their craft. This year, the Festival goes on the road, screening at theaters around the state. Twenty-five student-produced short films were selected for the 2015 Festival. 
For more information about the Festival, visit http://nhstudentfilm.com. Tickets $5. 

KIDS MOVIE AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Friday June 12 1:00 PM 2245 Main Street. School’s out and the library is hosting a family-friendly movie with popcorn. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org

LITTLETON ARTS COMMUNITY PRESENTS SECOND FRIDAY ARTS NIGHT
Friday June 12 5:00-8:00 PM Main Street and Mill Street businesses. Art, live music, food, demonstrations. A display case with the cocoons will be at the League of NH Craftsmen Gallery during the entire month of June, where they will be celebrating "The Art of Nature, with 40 or so cocoons will hopefully hatch during this time. Lucy will give away promethea cocoons with hatching instructions to anyone who is interested. For more information, visit golittelton.com. 

EVERGREEN GYMNASTICS SHOW, LITTLETON
Friday and Saturday June 12 & 13 6:00 PM Littleton High School. Tickets at the door. 

PINE HILL SINGERS, SUGAR HILL
Friday June 12 7:00 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117. 

WILD TALES AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday & Saturday June 12 & 13 7:00 PM, Sunday June 14 - Tuesday June 16 7:30 PM and Wednesday June 17 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. Argentina’s nominee for the foreign-film Oscar is a farce about revenge that is feral, ferocious and gut-bustingly funny. You’ll laugh till it hurts.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control. Also: Woman in Gold, Friday & Saturday 9:15 PM and Sunday 2:30 PM. 

CELEBRATION WEEKEND IN LITTLETON
Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 12-14. 2nd Friday Art Night, Pollyanna walking tours, live music, river district celebrations, community center open air market. For more information, visit golittleton.com. 

LITTLETON COMMUNITY CENTER OPEN AIR MARKET
Saturday June 13 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM at 120 Main Street. $20 to reserve a space, call 603 444 5711 to reserve a spot. Rain or shine, pop-ups recommended. Vendors welcome. Public invited. 

WHITE MOUNTAIN STRONGMAN/WOMAN 2, LITTLETON
Saturday June 13 10:00 AM Remich Park. Hosted by ACE Fitness. Come see men and women from all over New England and Canada compete in extraordinary feats of strength that you have seen on TV. Events include: press medley, axle deadlift for reps, carry medley, super yoke, stone carry to load over bar, and more. 5$ adults, kids under 12 free. All profits go to the Gene McDonough Scholarship Fund, New Digs For Dogs (Haverhill, NH). For more information, email Ryan Largay at acebarbell@yahoo.com

WEEKEND WAGON RIDES THROUGH THE LUPINES, SUGAR HILL
June 13-14, 20-21, 27-28. Sugar Hill Sampler on Sunset Hill Road. Weather permitting. 

MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND
Saturday and Sunday June 13 & 14, New England Ski Museum, The Frost Place, Franconia Heritage Museum, Sugar Hill Historical Museum. For more information, visit http://franconianotch.org/things-to-do/special-events/lupine-festival.aspx.

OFFICIAL POLLYANNA DAY, LITTLETON
Saturday June 13 11:30 AM Polyanna Gateway ceremony, music, group photo, free for all ages. For more information, visit golittleton.com.

HIKE SCOTLAND BROOK WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, LANDAFF
Saturday June 13 1:00-4:00 PM Join NH Audubon's Director of Land Management, Phil Brown, and Sanctuary Stewards, Joanne and Kevin Jones, for a hike in this remote, northern sanctuary, which supports diverse forested communities and associated plant and animal species. This leisurely hike will focus on the birds and botany of this treasured place, which is rich in breeding birds, orchids, and ferns. This field trip is timed with Sugar Hill's Lupine Festival, and RSVP is required. Contact Phil at pbrown@nhaudubon.org for more details or to RSVP.

CHA CHA LESSONS WITH JENNY GELFAN AND DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday June 13 6:30 PM lesson followed by 7:30 PM lesson that builds on the first lesson. 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.     

NORTH SHORE ACAPPELLA GROUP, LITTLETON
Saturday June 13 7:00-9:00 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. 5 vocalists: 3 tenors, 1 baritone and a bass. Presented by Littleton Regional Healthcare Auxiliary. Tickets $20 available online at littletonhealthcare.org. 

NEW ENGLAND TRIBUTE BAND: BEATLES FOR SALE, BERLIN
Saturday June 13 7:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. 
Beatles For Sale is an award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. This band of talented musicians was drawn together by their love of Beatles music and the desire to keep the music alive, bringing it to a whole new generation of Beatles fans. But don't expect to see Beatle wigs or Sgt. Pepper suits. They feel that the most important thing about the show is the music. What you will see is a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no "sampling" or "midi tricks" - everything you hear is performed completely live. Tickets $15 adults, $10 minors. For more information, visit www.stkieranarts.org

NEW VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE AT ADAPTIVE SPORTS PARTNERS, FRANCONIA
Sunday June 14 10:00 AM or 4:00 PM 461 Main Street. Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country is looking for volunteers to help with the 8-week summer seasonal sport and recreation program from June 22 through August 14. Do you have an hour or two once a week that you can spare for eight weeks to hike, bike, kayak, golf or play tennis with a person with a disability? To learn more, come to one of these open houses or email info@adaptivesportspartners.org

SWING ’N SWEETS, SUGAR HILL
Tuesday June 16 7:30 - 9 PM Sugar Hill Meeting House, Route 117, Sugar Hill. Admission fee at the door, $10 per person or $18 per couple. Enjoy music, dancing and desserts offered by the best chefs in the Franconia Notch region, dance music provided by the Swing North Big Band from St. Johnsbury, VT. 

CLASSIC FILMS AT THE RIALTO: THE GRAPES OF WRATH, LANCASTER
Wednesday June 17 7:00 PM Rialto Theatre, 80 Main Street. Drama with Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine. 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

CONCERT: THE EMIE R. ROUSSEL JAZZ TRIO, COLEBROOK
Wednesday June 17 7:00 PM The Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. Rewarded with a special mention by the jury of the TD Grand Jazz Award at the 34th Montreal International Jazz Festival and winners of the People’s Choice Award at the 2013 Festi Jazz International de Rimouski, the Emie R Roussel Trio features Emie Rioux-Roussel on piano, Nicolas Bédard on bass and Dominic Cloutier on drums. The group is rapidly building a commanding presence on the Canada jazz scene. This creative and dynamic trio skillfully blends influences from both European and North American jazz. Tickets $15.

JERRY JAM: KEEPING THE DEAD ALIVE, BATH
Thursday July 23 through Sunday July 27 at Klay Knoll Farm, Bath. Jerry Jam is the North East's music festival that celebrates the life of Jerry Garcia and the music of the Grateful Dead. Jerry Jam began in 1996 as a small gathering of friends paying tribute to the life of Jerry Garcia and the music of the Grateful Dead. Now in its 20th year it is a multi-day, family friendly music festival. This year’s bands include Melvin Seals and JGB, Roots of Creation, MAX CREEK, The Garcia Project With Melvin Seals, The Van Burens, Cats Under the Stars, Pink Talking Fish and many, many more. Camping is included in the festival ticket, which is $85 for early birds and $120 at the gate. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.jerryjam.com/2015

SUNRISE ASCENT ON MT. WASHINGTON - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Sunday August 2 with registration by June 19th required. Volunteers (400 “Mules”) wanted to assist adaptive athletes up the Mt. Washington Auto Road (8 miles). $62.88 per mule. For more information and to register, visit SunriseAscent.org.