North Country Events

Jun 25, 2015

For 100 years kids in Bethlehem dropped off bikes in front of Town Hall to visit the library. In 2013 the library moved into a new building on Main Street.
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.

FARMERS MARKETS
Berlin Thursdays 3:00-7:00 PM Main Street through September 24.
Lisbon Thursdays 3:00-6:00 PM Main Street through September 24.
Lancaster Saturdays 9:00 AM - Noon Main Street through Oct. 10. 
Bethlehem Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 2013 Main Street through September 26.
Littleton Sundays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Next to Littleton Area Senior Center through Oct. 10.
Littleton Regional Healthcare Wednesdays 3:00-6:00 PM medical offices parking lot. 

IMPACT CHILDREN’S THEATRE COMPANY FROM JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE
Thursdays 9:30 AM Rialto Theatre, Main Street, Lancaster
Fridays 2:00 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street
Saturdays 10:00 AM Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive, Lincoln
Wednesdays 10:00 AM Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive, Lincoln
Goldilocks and the Three Bears June 22-27
The Pied Piper of Hamelin June 29-July 4
Tickets $7.50 can be purchased online at http://jeans-playhouse.com/tickets/
IMPACT stands for Imagination and Music! Professional Artistry in Children's Theatre and is the White Mountain’s touring Children’s Theatre company. IMPACT performs a new 40-minute musical every week. These shows, while based around well-known fairy tales, are original works written and choreographed by IMPACT’s talented and aspiring writers and composers. After each performance, the company greets their young audiences for another half-hour, autographing programs and speaking with those who have questions.

PRESENTATION: A DECADE OF CANOE EXPEDITIONS TO LABRADOR, LANCASTER
Thursday June 25 7:00 PM Great Room of Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park, about 2 miles south of Lancaster on Route 3. Outdoorsman and wildlife biologist, Will Staats, will present stories and lessons learned during a decade of canoe expeditions to Labrador with his son Galen. You will also learn how the Hubbard and Wallace expedition of 1903 to the same area came to its ill-fated end. Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. This free, public program is sponsored by the Weeks State Park Association, NH Division of Parks, and UNH Cooperative Extension. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/WeeksStatePark.  

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE AUDIENCE, BETHLEHEM
Thursday June 25 7:30 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Tickets $14-17.  The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org. 

POETRY READING AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Thursday June 25 7:30 PM 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, visit frostplace.org. 

BEECH HILL CAR SHOW AND DRIVE IN MOVIE: “GREASE”, BETHLEHEM
Thursday June 25 8:30 PM or so across from Beech Hill Automotive, 4093 Main Street (Route 302). Car show 6:00-8:00 PM. Bring a canned food item to be donated to the town food pantry. Snack bar. Lawn chairs welcome. Continues on second and fourth Thursdays. 

EX-MACHINA AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday & Saturday June 26 & 27 7:00 PM, Sunday June 28 - Tuesday June 30 7:30 PM, Wednesday July 1 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night, Saturday July 4 7:00 PM, Sunday July 5 7:30 PM. Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, Ex Machina. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test­—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated—and more deceptive—than the two men could have imagined. Also: Clouds of Sils Maria, Friday June 26 & Saturday June 27 9:15 PM and Sunday 2:30 PM. 

TWO TRAIL WORK DAYS WITH ACT, COOLEY-JERICHO COMMUNITY FOREST
Saturday and Sunday June 27 & 28 From 8:30 AM to about 3:00 PM rain or shine. Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust in the 840-acre forest. Meet at the end of Trumpet Round Road in Sugar Hill and walk into the forest. Tools will be provided but your favorite saw or clippers is welcome. Wear work boots or hiking boots and clothes that can stand up to brambles and mud, bring work gloves, bag lunch, water, bug stuff. Children welcome to attend with an adult. For more information, email outreach@aconservationtrust.org

POLLINATOR ECOLOGY WORKSHOP, SHELBURNE
Saturday July 27 9:00 AM - Noon. Moriah Valley Farm, 29 Village Road. Pollinators are essential to our environment and the service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of wild plants and human food crops alike. This workshop will provide information about pollinator ecology, farm and land management for wild bees and how to attract your local population of native pollinators. Free workshop hosted by the Coos County Conservation District. Reserve a spot by contacting da.cccd@gmail.com or call 603 788 4651 x102. 

HELP UPDATE THE NH WILDLIFE ACTION PLAN, STRATFORD
Saturday June 27 10:00 AM - Noon Stratford Grange Hall, 845 Route 3. The state’s Wildlife Action Plan is a blueprint that guides state agencies, towns, conservation organizations and other in their efforts to rotect land and manage wildlife. Input sessions are being held around the state to gather ideas for actions from people who are closely connected with, and concerned about, protecting wildlife and habitats. All welcome. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/WAP2015update.

RESPITALITY WALK TO REMEMBER BENEFITS THOSE WITH DEMENTIA, LITTLETON
Saturday June 27 10:00 AM Walk starts at Bank of NH on Main Street and continues down Main Street, across the Cottage Street bridge and crossing back on the covered bridge. All money raised goes towards programs that help people with Alzheimers and other memory-loss conditions. Services are available to people who live in Coos county and Grafton county. Respitality is a ministry for providing these services, located at the New Life Christian Center on Route 116 in Bethlehem, open Tuesdays 9:00AM - 3:00 PM. For more information, or to donate, call 991-0155. 

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

LOW TECH COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN NIGHT, LITTLETON
Saturday June 27 5:00-8:00 PM Remich Park by the gazebo, off Pleasant Street. Hot dogs, popcorn, lemonade. Come play simply in the park, games and activities for all ages, bring a lawn chair or blanket, free. Hosted by the First Congregational Church of Littleton. Any money raised from donations will go towards the RiverWalk for MS to be held September 12, 2015 at the First Congregational Church. 

MOVIE NIGHT AT LITTLETON OPERA HOUSE
Saturday June 27 7:00 PM 2 Union Street. See Bette Davis in “The Old Maid”. Admission by donation. Sponsored by the Littleton Area Historical Society. For more information, call 444-6435. 

JERE DANIELS PRESENTS: THE NEW ENGLAND TOWN, BATH
Saturday June 27 7:00 PM Bath Village School. The Bath Public Library has received a grant from the NH Humanities Council to present Jere Daniels, who is a retired professor of history of Dartmouth College. This event is part of the year-long 250th town celebration. Free and open to the public. For more information, email bathlibrary@together.net

BETHLEHEM GAZEBO CONCERTS
Sundays June 28 through September 6 from 6:00-8:00 PM Corner of Main Street and Prospect Street. Rain or shine, free, pack a picnic, bring the family, enjoy the music. 
June 28 Still Kickin’ - country, classic rock & more.
July 5 Mark Shelton - 50s, 60s, rock
July 12 Studio Two - Beatles tribute band
July 19 Annie & the Orphans - 50s, 60s, 70s, rock & roll
July 26 Sky Blue Boys - folk, old-time, bluegrass, country
August 2 The Van Burens - funk, rock, progressive, reggae
August 9 Parker Hill Road - bluegrass, modern, pop
August 16 North Woods Playboys - classic and southern rock
August 23 St. J. Jazz - jazz, big band, swing
August 30 Back Shed String Band - bluegrass
September 6 Mark Shelton - 50s, 603, rock

COLONIAL SUMMER CHILDREN’S SERIES, BETHLEHEM
Wednesdays July 1 - August 12 11:00 AM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. A weekly dose of music, mayhem, magic and more. Anchored on alternate weeks by The Weathervane Theatre’s Patchwork Players. Tickets $6. For schedule details, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/childrens-series/

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION
Saturday July 18 9:00 AM 2245 Main Street. “In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson. Readers Cafe meets on the third Saturday of each month. Light refreshments. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org.