North Country Events

Jul 9, 2015

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

  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
Puss in Boots July 6-11
Arabian Nights July 13-18
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.

THE WHIP-POOR-WILL AND SOUNDS OF THE NIGHT, LANCASTER
Thursday July 9 7:00 PM in the Great Room at Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park, on Route 3 about 2 miles south of Lancaster. Pamela Hunt of NH Audubon will present a slide program that will be followed by a short field trip for those interested. Learn about conservation, natural history and ecology and the research conducted to better understand this unusual species. Come early and bring a picnic supper or climb the fire tower for great views of the mountains. The program is indoors and the field trip will travel a short distance by car to a location known to be used by whip-poor-wills. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/weeks-state-park.aspx.

WHITE MOUNTAIN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: HOLY ROLLERS, BETHLEHEM
Thursday July 9 7:30 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. 6:30 PM complimentary refreshments for ticket holders on the patio. 7:00 PM guest speaker Kevin Asch, director, will introduce his film. Film starts at 7:30 PM. Sam Gold, a young Hasid, feels that his life is on hold in the confines of his Boro Park world. Sam is frustrated in love, and unable to stand out among his peers, making him ripe for the get rich quick scheme his neighbor suggests. Inspired by true events, this film takes a serious look at the pull between the secular and the sacred. For details about all the films to be shown during the festival along with  ticket and season pass information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org/white-mountain-jewish-film-festival/. These programs are sponsored in part by the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

LEND ME A TENOR, LINCOLN
Thursday July 9, Friday July 10, & Saturday July 11 7:30 PM. Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive. In September 1934 at  the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, arrives late to appear for his one-night-only performance as Otello.  When he becomes unexpectedly incapacitated, the staff scrambles to find a convincing enough replacement to fool the audience.  When the real Il Stupendo is ready and able to assume his role, events begin to unfold disastrously and hilariously. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.jeans-playhouse.com

THIS WEEK AT THE WEATHERVANE THEATRE, WHITEFIELD
Thursday July 9, Friday July 10, Weds. July 15 Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Saturday July 11, Tuesday July 14 8:00 PM Oleanna
Monday July 13 8:00 PM Fiddler on the Roof
For more information, visit www.weathervanetheatre.org

MOVIE AT THE BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Friday July 10 at 1:00 PM 2155 Main Street. Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program. For more information, call the library at 603 869 2409. 

LITTLETON ARTS COMMUNITY PRESENTS SECOND FRIDAY ARTS NIGHT
Friday July 10 5:00-8:00 PM Main Street and Mill Street businesses. Art, live music, food, demonstrations. For more information, visit golittelton.com. 

ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS IN AGNES OF GOD
Friday & Saturday July 10 & 11 and 17 & 18 at 7:00 PM and Sunday July 19 at 2:00 PM at the St. Johnsbury School Auditorium, 257 Western Avenue. Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is tasked with assessing the sanity of novice accused of murdering her newborn. Tickets, $10, available at the door or in advance at www.catamountarts.org

THE WOOD BROTHERS LIVE AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday July 10 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Tickets $29-42. From early in their childhood in Boulder, Colorado, Chris and Oliver were steeped in American roots music. The brothers bonded over bluesmen such as Jimmy Reed and Lightnin’ Hopkins, but their paths, musical and otherwise, would diverge. Oliver moved to Atlanta, where he played guitar in cover bands before earning a spot in Tinsley Ellis’s touring act. Chris, meanwhile, studied jazz bass at the New England Conservatory of Music, moved to New York City and, in the early 1990s, formed Medeski Martin & Wood which over the next two decades would become a cornerstone of contemporary jazz and abstract music.To purchase tickets or for more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org. 

BATH SESTERCENTENNIAL (250) CELEBRATION
Friday July 10 through Sunday July 12 Events all three days including music, parade, fireworks, barn dance, ice cream social, magic show, food, antique cars, pancake breakfast, balloon artist, community games, sheep dog trials, children’s arts, wool spinning and more. For a detailed schedule, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/362100253990479/

LITTLETON ARTS COMMUNITY PRESENTS SECOND FRIDAY ARTS NIGHT
Friday July 10 5:00-8:00 PM Main Street and Mill Street businesses. Art, live music, food, demonstrations.  For more information, visit golittelton.com. 

ILLUSIONIST NORMAN NG, BATH
Saturday July 11 10:30 AM Bath Common, part of the Bath 250th Birthday Celebration, and presented by the Bath Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story”. Norman Ng has been performing his exciting and unique brand of magic throughout the U.S. for over 23 years. He is known for bringing a fresh and dynamic energy to his shows. Norman combines original and amazing tricks with storytelling action and audience interaction. The audience is invited to a world where anything is possible. Open to the public and free of charge. For more information, call the library at 603 747 3372 Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM - noon. 

TASTE, TUNES, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL, LITTLETON
Saturday July 11 4:00-8:00 PM On the river in downtown Littleton. 21+, live music, New England craft beer, mead, wine, local delicacies and more. For more information, visit bit.ly/begladdrinkbeer15. 

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES NORTH WOODSTOCK
Saturday July 11 6:30-8:30 PM at Soldier’s Park, Main Street. Free and open to the public. Northbound in concert. 

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday July 11 7:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday July 12-14 7:30 PM, Wednesday July 15 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, the film tells the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: a sheep farmer, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love—as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.  For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  Also: Mad Max: Fury Road, Saturday July 11 9:15 PM and Sunday July 12 2:30 PM. 

WHITE MOUNTAINS MUSIC FESTIVAL: INNOCENCE & EXPERIENCE
Saturday July 11 7:30 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117, Sugar Hill and Sunday July 12 4:00 PM Mountain View Grand, Whitefield. North Country Chamber Players featuring composer in residence Lembit Beecher. Concert of music written by composers in their budding youth and in maturity, and asks: “What do these life-vantage points bring to music?” The program: Violin sonata by Mozart, solo bass piece by Kurtag, quartet by Rossini, Lembit Beecher’s Music for Bayside, and Haydn’s String Quartet - Op. 76 #2. Tickets are $20 adults, $25 reserved, and free for anyone under 18. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling (603) 444-0309. For more information, visit http://www.whitemountainsmusicfestival.org

FESTIVE NIGHT OF DANCING WITH THE CONFEDERATION OF SOUND, COLEBROOK
Saturday July 11 8:00 PM Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. Oldies, rock & roll, light snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks available at cash bar. Tickets $15. For more information, visit www.tillotsoncenter.org.

WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST BENEFITS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Sunday July 12 8:00-11:00 AM on the Whitefield Town Commons. All you can eat, $8 adults, $3 under 12. Includes pancakes, blueberries, sausage, baked beans, juice, coffee. All money raised goes to support Lions Club efforts in the community. 

FREE GUIDED KAYAK TRIP, LAKE UMBAGOG
Sunday July 12 10:00 AM with rain date Sunday July 19. Call Gary Coulombe at 603 723 0102 for more information and to find out where to meet. Bring your boats, gear, sunscreen, water and lunch for a fun tour and a local adventure in your kayaks. 

COLONIAL THEATRE BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT, BETHLEHEM
Sunday July 12 1:00 PM Bethlehem Country Club. All proceeds benefit programming and improvements at the Colonial Theatre. 4-member team scramble, hole-in-one grand prize. Registration begins at noon, shotgun tee off at 1:00 PM. For more information, email gotoshow@bethlehemcolonial.org

BETHLEHEM GAZEBO CONCERT
Sunday July 12 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. Studio Two - Beatles tribute band.

POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Sunday July 12 through Friday July 17 at 8:00 PM at 158 Ridge Road. Free and open to the public, poets of The Frost Place's Conference on Poetry read poetry at The Frost Place. For more information, visis frostplace.org. 

HIGH-FLYING HEROES, BATH
Tuesday July 14 10:30 AM Bath Village School. This program is a science filled hands-on journey through the basics of flight and aviation’s greatest heroes. How does flight work? Who are the pioneering highflying heroes in the history of aviation? Why does a kite fly through the air? Presented by the Bath Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program “Every Hero Has a Story” and the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. For more information, call the library at 603 7473372 Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM - noon. 
 

ON THIS SPOT ONCE STOOD...., FRANCONIA

Tuesday July 14 7:00 PM Abbie Greenleaf Library, 439 Main Street. Remembering the architectural heritage of NH, lecture by Maggie Stier. All welcome.

TEEN MOVIES AT THE BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Wednesdays July 15, 22, 29 at 3:30 PM 2155 Main Street. Hero themed movies. For more information, call the library at 603 869 2409. 

TRADITIONAL AND ORIGINAL BALLADS WITH NEW ENGLAND STORY SONGS, LISBON
Wednesday July 15 7:00 PM Shared Ministry’s White Church, Main Street. Free and open to the public. NH Humanities program hosted by Lisbon Area Historical Society: The Ballad Lives. In celebration of summer song, poet, balladeer and former Portsmouth Poet Laureate, John Perrault will present a program of traditional and original ballads with New England story songs. Refreshments. For more information, call 603 838 2451. 

A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday July 15 8:00 PM. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.