North Country Events

Jun 18, 2015

Credit Chis Jensen for NHPR

  

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

FOOD FOR CHANGE, BETHLEHEM
Thursday June 18 7:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Tickets $5. Food For Change is an 82 minute, feature-length documentary film focusing on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic change in American culture. The movie tells the story of the cooperative movement in the U.S. through interviews, rare archival footage, and commentary by the filmmaker and social historians. This is the first film to examine the important historical role played by food co-ops, their pioneering quest for organic foods, and their current efforts to create regional food systems. Additionally, the film shows how the co-op movement strengthens communities where they are located, enhancing local economies and food security. The goal is to educate a wide national audience about the principles of cooperation with a focus on food. Enjoy free samples from local vendors before the film. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org. 

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday June 19 7:00 PM & Sunday June 21 - Tuesday June 23 7:30 PM and Wednesday June 24 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria, a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.  Also: Wild Tales, Friday 9:15 PM and Sunday 2:30 PM. 

THE LONGEST DAY BENEFITS ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, FRANCONIA
Saturday June 20. A community event for wellness and awareness. Do it solo, form a team, or join Team Lafayette. Come together at sunset at Dow field in Franconia for dinner and dancing. Grab your friends, do what you love, plan your day, celebrate at sunset, get pledges, donate. For details, visit http://www.franconianh.org/the-longest-day.html

DROP IN CRAFT TIME AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday June 20 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2245 Main Street. Kids can make a Father’s Day gift for dad. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org

WEATHERVANE THEATRE COMMUNITY AUDITIONS, WHITEFIELD
Saturday June 20 10:00 AM - Noon at the Grange Rehearsal Hall, 29 Maple Street (not at the theatre). This summer, you could find yourself working and performing on stage along with professionals at the Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield. Open auditions, come prepared with a short song of your choice and an enthusiastic interest in contributing your time and talents as part of this 50th anniversary summer company. The theatre is looking for ages 8 and up for several musicals. For additional information, contact Brendan J. Obrien, Weathervane’s production state manager at brendan126@me.com. For information about the summer schedule, visit www.weathervanetheatre.org

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

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

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.

SOUTHERN RAIL IN CONCERT, LINCOLN
Saturday June 20 7:30 PM Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive. High-energy exuberant fun, with riveting harmonies, irrepressible humor and sparkling banjo, mandolin, and guitar solo work. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.jeans-playhouse.com

RED MOLLY LIVE AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday June 20 8:00 PM 2050 Main Street. Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music-from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk, as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies. If one word describes Red Molly’s music, that word is joyous. Tickets 12-20$. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org. 

LANDAFF OPEN GARDENS
Sunday June 21 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Three private gardens are open to the public, individually tended and works in progress, self guided tours. Gardeners and locations: Carol Wharton, 257 Jim Noyes Hill Road; Thomas Koda, 9 Cemetery Road; Debbie Brown, 88 Gale Chandler Road. Leaf casting demonstration at Brown house at 1:00 PM. Suggested donation $10 (children free) to benefit Above the Notch Humane Society. For more information, call Carol at 603 838 6605. 

POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Sunday June 21 through Thursday June 25 at 7:30 PM at 158 Ridge Road. Free and open to the public, poets of The Frost Place's Conference on Poetry and Teaching read poetry at The Frost Place. Poets include Teresa Carson, Marcus Jackson, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Dawn Potter, Baron Wormser, and other poetry conference participants. For more information, visis frostplace.org. 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday June 23 11:00 AM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. The Bethlehem Public Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off with singer/storyteller Steve Blunt and children’s author/illustrator Marty Kelley teaming up for a show with lots of music and laughs. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org.

MEADOWSTONE FARM SUMMER SUNSET TRAIL RUNNING SERIEW, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday June 23, Tuesday July 21, and Tuesday August 25. 5:00 PM youth 1K fun run, 5:30 PM adult 6K fun run. $10 adults, $5 kids, $25 family. All proceeds to benefit local food pantries and Woodland Farm Camp scholarships. Meadowstone produce and swag awarded to best dressed farmer and farm animal. Stay around for light appetizers and a raffle, BYOB. For more information, visit www.meadowstonenh.com.