North Country Events

Jul 16, 2015

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: http://tinyurl.com/NorthCountryCalendar
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
Arabian Nights July 13-18
The Three Little Pigs July 20-25
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.

MOVIE AT THE BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Thursday July 16 at 1:00 PM 2155 Main Street. Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program. For more information, call the library at 603 869 2409. 

WHITE MOUNTAINS MUSIC FESTIVAL: WORD, SONG, MASTERPIECE
Thursday July 16 3 PM Sugar Hill Community Church, 1206 Route 117: free open rehearsal.
Saturday July 18 7:30 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117, Sugar Hill and Sunday July 19 4:00 PM Mountain View Grand, Whitefield. North Country Chamber Players collaborate with The Frost Place Poetry Center. Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano, poets Maudelle Driskell and Abigail Wender at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse and poets Patrick Donnelly and Ellen McCulloch-Lovell at the Mountain View Grand. Program includes works by Klughardt, Schubert and Brahms. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/word-song-masterpiece/. 

SECRETS OF PORCUPINES, LANCASTER
Thursday July 16 7:00 PM in the Great Room of Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park, which is about 2 miles south of Lancaster on Route 3. Nigel Manley will present a slide program that will clear up some misunderstandings about porcupines, as well as address why porcupines gnaw on buildings, whether they den together, can they throw their quills, what is a young porcupine called? Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/weeks-state-park.aspx. 

MORE THAN HONEY, BETHLEHEM
Thursday July 16 7:30 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Sampling with local vendors 6:30-7:30 PM. Presented by Littleton Food Co-op. Free to co-op members, non-members $5. Over the past 15 years, numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world, but the causes of this disaster remain unknown. Scientists have found a name for the phenomenon that matches its scale, “colony collapse disorder,” and they have good reason to be worried: 80% of plant species require bees to be pollinated. Without bees, there is no pollinization, and fruits and vegetables could disappear from the face of the Earth. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org. 

PIPPIN AT JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Thursday, Friday, Saturday July 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 PM, 34 Papermill Drive.
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2015-season/.

POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Thursday July 16 & 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. 

THIS WEEK AT THE WEATHERVANE THEATRE, WHITEFIELD
Thursday July 16 8:00 PM Oleanna
Friday July 17 8:00 PM Fiddler on the Roof
Saturday July 18, Monday July 20 8:00 PM Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Tuesday July 21, Weds. July 22 8:00 PM Into the Woods
For more information, visit www.weathervanetheatre.org.

SOUNDS IN THE SANCTUARY: A FRIDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT SERIES, BETHLEHEM
Friday July 17 5:00 PM Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Strawberry Hill Street. North Country Chamber Players Miki-Sophia Cloud, violin, and Bernard Rose, piano, in a concert of works by Mozart, Debussy, and Ravel. A light reception hosted by Martin Kessel and Gail Robinson follows. The concert series features three more concerts – July 31, August 7, and August 28. General Admission $15. Season Pass (may be purchased at the door) $50. This concert series is open to the public and funded in part by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. For more details: www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, LITTLETON
Friday July 17 at 6:30 PM and Saturday July 18 at 2:00 PM, Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. Presented by Littleton Young Director’s Theater and directed by Stephen Cote. Written by Oscar Wilde, this romance comedy revolves around two mischievous young bachelors who bend the truth about their own identities to two young women. Both ladies thing themselves engaged to the same non-existent man. Tickets $7 adults, $5 for students and seniors. All proceeds benefit the Littleton Opera House. 

LOVE & MERCY AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday July 17 and Saturday July 18 at 7:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday July 19-21 7:30 PM, Wednesday July 22 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. This film is an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  Also: Far From the Madding Crowd, Friday & Saturday July 17 & 18 at 9:15 PM and Sunday July 19 2:30 PM.  

ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS IN AGNES OF GOD
Friday & Saturday July 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. 

ROOCHIE TOOCHIE AND THE RAGTIME SHEPHERD KINGS, GORHAM
Friday July 17 7:30 PM concert plus workshops for individuals and families from 1:30 to 5:00 PM. Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street. This quirky, old-fashioned band, based in New Orleans, will be leading fun music, sound and dance workshops for families, teens and adults. They'll also offer jam sessions, meet & greets and opportunities to perform on stage with the band. They specialize in performing songs from the early days of Tin Pan Alley. Workshops: forgotten dances of the 1920s, science of sound and performance, instumental (guitar, banjo, violin, steel guitar, ukulele, sling saw), harmony singing. Register in advance for workshops by visiting www.aannh.org. Also appearing in Littleton on July 23. 

SUMMER HOLISTIC, PSYCHIC AND CRAFT FAIR, BERLIN
Saturday July 18 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Berlin Maker Studio, 117 Main Street. Mediums, tarot card readers, healers, an aura photographer, crafters, artists, and more. Contact Eric Breault at quantumtones@gmail.com for more information. Admission $1 at the door. 

TONY ILACQUA MEMORIAL CHICKEN BBQ FUNDRAISER FOR SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE, LITTLETON
Saturday July 18 5:00-7:00 PM VFW Pavillion, Cottage Street. $10 adults, $5 children under 10. For more information, visit www.secondchancear.org.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES NORTH WOODSTOCK
Saturday July 18 6:30-8:30 PM at Soldier’s Park, Main Street. Free and open to the public. Audrey Drake in concert. 

HARP TWINS FREE CONCERT, FRANCONIA
Saturday July 18 7:00 PM Dow Field Gazebo or Town Hall if rain. As the world’s only identical twin professional harpists, Camille and Kennerly have a passion and flair for arranging and performing contemporary music for Harp Duet. The twins were trained classically but their true musical love and passion is playing rock, metal, alternative, and crossover genres. The Harp Twins perform on identical statuesque acoustic Concert Grand Harps as well as identical modern ebony Electric Harps. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, visit http://www.franconianh.org/harp-twins.html.

THE GOONIES & ICE CREAM FUNDRAISER FOR TEAM BELLA, BETHLEHEM
Sunday July 19 11:00 AM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Ice cream on the patio at 11, movie at noon, $5 at the door. The Goonies, a 1980s Steven Spielberg classic, tells the story of a group of misfit children who discover a pirate-treasure map and embark on a journey to find the riches. August 2nd will be Team Bella’s 5th time climbing Mt. Washington as part of the Sunrise Ascent via the auto road to raise money for Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country. All proceeds benefit Team Bella. Sponsored by The Maia Papaya and The Colonial Theatre. For more information, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org. 

THE REDBIRD DUO IN CONCERT, BERLIN
Sunday July 19 2:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. 
Start with two very nice people: The guy is a seasoned musician/humorist in the Garrison Keillor tradition. A down to earth Midwesterner with a store of funny songs and stories with a wry outlook on life. Add a beautiful New England woman singer/guitarist with a warm, lovely voice. Her selections are smooth classics from the songbooks of Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Eva Cassidy and other beloved female artists. Put them together and you have an  evening of entertainment that’s family friendly. The Gallaghers’ humor, warmth, and music will leave you smiling. Tickets $12 adults, $8 minors. For more information, visit www.stkieranarts.org. 

BETHLEHEM GAZEBO CONCERT
Sunday July 19 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. Annie & the Orphans - 50s, 60s, 70s, rock & roll.

ANNUAL BIG TRUCK DAY AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL, BATH
Tuesday July 21 10:30 AM Bath Village School. This popular event features dump trucks, heavy equipment, police and fire vehicles to look at, sit in, touch and honk. An adult will be at each piece of equipment to educate visitors about the vehicle. The event will finish with ice cream for all children. Part of the Bath Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Bath Public Library at 603 747 3372. 

MEADOWSTONE FARM SUMMER SUNSET TRAIL RUNNING SERIES, BETHLEHEM
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. 

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS: THE TEMPEST, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday July 21 6:30 PM. Behind the town gazebo on Prospect Road. This isn’t your momma’s Shakespeare. The threads of deception, revenge, redemption, love, artifice, reality and magic are interwoven in this, the Bard’s last tale, in which all sides of forgiveness are illuminated and “we are such stuff as dreams are made of”.  BYO seating, rain location is Bethlehem Town Hall, pay what you can, $5 suggested. For more information, visit http://www.shakespeareinthevalley.com.

PATCHWORK PLAYERS PRESENT CINDERELLA & THE LONE PRINCE, COLEBROOK
Wednesday July 22 11:00 AM The Tillotson Center, 12 Carriage Road. This new, original musical from Lori Myers and Ray Rhoads appeals not only to children, but adults as well will delight in the humor and songs packed into the hour-long show. Tickets $6 at the door. Presented by The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. For more information, visit www.weathervanetheatre.org.

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

NORTH HAVERHILL FAIR
Wednesday - Sunday July 22-26 1299 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10), Haverhill. Friday and Saturday evening concerts included with general admission. Demolition derby, tractor pullers show, 4x4 pull, Sylvia & The Magic Trunk, horse show, woodsmen contests, car show, antique tractors, animal pulling events, dairy sheep & goats, 4H & grange exhibits, art, photography, flower show with cash prizes in many events. For details, visit nohaverhillfair.com. 

ECSTATIC DANCE CLASS STARTS AT NESKAYA, FRANCONIA
Thursdays starting July 23, 7:00-8:00 PM Neskaya Movement Arts Center, 1643 Profile Road (Route 18). No experience needed or steps to learn. Move, be free, exercise, connect to a diversity of rhythms and music. First class free. $8 per class. For more information, visit neskaya.org. 

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES “THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY”
Thursday August 13 6:00 PM Bath Public Library. By Rachel Joyce, this is the story of Harold Fry, resident of a small English village, retired, determined to walk 600 miles to the hospice bedside of a woman he has not heard from, till now, in 20 years. Books may be picked up at the Bath Library; hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am to noon and 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am to noon. Anyone with an interest in reading and conversing about books is welcome to attend. For  more information, contact the library at 603 747-3372 or email bathlibrary@together.net.

OVERCOMING EVERYDAY CHALLENGES OF AUTISM WORKSHOP, BERLIN
August 20-21, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM White Mountains Community College. With millions of children already diagnosed with autism, and tens of thousands being diagnosed every year, parents and teachers need real help and they need it now.  Addressing the varied needs of a child with autism can be overwhelming for parents and teachers, so enjoy this rare opportunity to attend “Overcoming Everyday Challenges of Autism” with world-renowned expert Thomas M. Caffrey, B.Ed, M.Ed, BCBA. The discounted rate is $195 for parents / caregivers and $295 for professionals. Facilities and lunch will be provided by WMCC. For more information or to register, please contact Heather Holt at heather.holt@sau20.org.