North Country Events

Jul 23, 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.

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. 

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. 

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
The Three Little Pigs July 20-25
The Emperor’s New Clothes July 27-August 1
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.

LIFE HACKS: WAYS TO BE YOUR OWN SUPER HERO, BETHLEHEM
Thursday July 23 3:00 PM Bethlehem Public Library, 2245 Main Street. Ways to simplify your life from folding a fitted sheet to carrying your bagel to work, simple ideas to make your life easier. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS FREE EVENT, LITTLETON
Thursday July 23 5:00 PM Littleton Food Co-op, Bethlehem Road (Route 302). The North Country Chamber Players offer a free concert as the Co-op Partner of the Month. 

THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY, LANCASTER
Thursday July 23 7:00 PM in the Great Room at Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park, 2 miles south of Lancaster on Route 3. Lincoln Brower gives an update on the perils facing the monarch butterfly. Slide program and talk. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Weeks State Park Association, NH Division of Parks, and UNH Cooperative Extension. 

ROOCHIE TOOCHIE AND THE RAGTIME SHEPHERD KINGS, LITTLETON
Thursday July 23 7:30 PM concert plus workshops for individuals and families between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Littleton Opera House, 2 Union 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, youth sound workshop, puppet-making, Edison player demonstrations, visit the band. Register in advance for workshops by visiting www.aannh.org

WHITE MOUNTAIN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: AFTERMATH, BETHLEHEM
Thursday July 23 7:30 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. 6:30 PM complimentary refreshments for ticket holders on the patio. Film starts at 7:30 PM. Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. 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. 

MAN OF LA MANCHA AT JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Thursday through Saturday July 23-25, Monday & Tuesday July 27, 28 at 7:30 PM and Wednesday July 29 at 2:00 PM. 34 Papermill Drive. Miguel de Cervantes, an author imprisoned during the Spanish Inquisition, reenacts the moving story of Don Quixote to win back a package of papers that had been taken from him.  His inspiring and passionate story follows a man on the edge of madness and tells of love and adventures. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2015-season/.

THIS WEEK AT THE WEATHERVANE THEATRE, WHITEFIELD
Thursday July 23 8:00 PM Fiddler on the Roof
Friday July 24, Monday July 27 8:00 PM Oleanna
Saturday July 25 8:00 PM Into the Woods
Tuesday July 28 8:00 PM Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Weds. July 29 8:00 PM Lend Me a Tenor
For more information, visit www.weathervanetheatre.org

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

I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday July 24 and Saturday July 25 at 7:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday July 26-28 7:30 PM, Wednesday July 29 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends, Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man, pursuing a new love interest, and reconnecting with her daughter. For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  Also: Love & Mercy, Friday & Saturday July 24 & 25 at 9:15 PM and Sunday July 26 at 2:30 PM. 

RED SLED CHOIR IN CONCERT, BETHLEHEM
Friday July 24 7:00 PM 42 Maple. Tickets $10. Red Sled Choir is songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Matt Gordon of Ithaca, NY. Since 2005, the music has evolved from experimental (and largely instrumental) analogue tape recordings to homespun orchestrated folksongs to it’s current incarnation of warm, loop-based electro-analogue collages. In its current shape, Red Sled Choir crafts soundscapes built on looped casio, glockenspiel, banjo, vocals, live percussion and sampled sounds. Slow, crooning bowstrokes on the banjo conjure lo-fi string quartets that give way to rolling beats and warm basslines where the complexities of layered polyrhythms relax into a unified groove that we are reluctant to let go of. But these aren’t mere meditations—this is hardly dabbling—Gordon is orchestrating rich narratives where carefully collected and arranged sounds set the mood and tone for a story that comes in washes of bright, intriguing imagery.

“WINDROSE” AND “PIPE AND SLIPPERS” IN CONCERT, ST. JOHNSBURY
Friday July 24 7:00 PM Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy. Benefits the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. For more information, visit CatamountArts.org. 

LINCOLN & WOODSTOCK CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH COMMUNITY FEST
Friday July 24 through Sunday July 26. Drive in movie, book & bake sale, golf tournament, BBQ, block party ice cream social, 5K fun run/walk, pancake breakfast, softball game and more. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.lincolnnh.org/sites/lincolnnh/files/file/file/community_fest_2015_final.pdf.

MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD CELEBRATES ALT ENERGY SUMMIT
Saturday July 25 8:00 AM through the afternoon. Free to the public. The ALT Energy Summit is one of the largest gatherings of renewable energy transportation in New England, featuring major manufacturers, electric vehicle enthusiasts, industry suppliers and individual makers and inventors. The Auto Road continues as a proving ground and playground for new and evolving technologies. Demonstrations of bacon-fueled bio-diesel motorcycle, electric vehicle sports racer, electric performance machine, parade of vehicles to the summit, presentations at 1:00 and 2:30 PM. 

WATERSHED ON WHEELS MOBILE VISITOR CENTER, LITTLETON
Saturday July 25 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Littleton Food Co-op, 43 Bethlehem Road. Watershed on Wheels (WoW) is the mobile visitor center for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. The refuge itself spans the entire 7.2 million acre Connecticut River watershed. This program helps highlight the importance of watershed health, as well as identify what happens in and around the river. There is also a set of interactive activities that you can guide yourself through. For more information: http://www.littletoncoop.com/events/

BUG & BUTTERFLY DISCOVERY WALK, SUGAR HILL
Saturday July 25 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Meet at Whipple Farm Field Conservation Area, Route 117, park in the lot next to the red barn across from Polly’s. This walk will be led by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) naturalists and bug experts. Catch and release bugs for close up viewing, discuss how to manage habitats, kids of all ages welcome. Participants receive a discount coupon to Polly’s. For more information: outreach@aconservationtrust.org

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES NORTH WOODSTOCK
Saturday July 25 6:30-8:30 PM at Soldier’s Park, Main Street. Free and open to the public. Roxanne & the Voodoo Rockers.

WHITE MOUNTAINS MUSIC FESTIVAL: INSIDE BACH’S COFFEEHOUSE
Saturday July 25 7:30 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117, Sugar Hill and Sunday July 26 4:00 PM Mountain View Grand, Whitefield. North Country Chamber Players featuring soprano Katharine Dain and Bach’s Coffee Cantata as well as other works by Bach, Handel, and Telemann.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.whitemountainsmusicfestival.org

COG RAILWAY FIREWORKS BENEFIT SHOW, BRETTON WOODS
Saturday July 25 starting around dusk at The Mount Washington Cog Railway located on Base Station Road, Marshfield Station, NH (6 miles from Route 302). Admission is free. Raffle to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the North Country. Plus 5:30-7:30 PM Shish kabob BBQ served by Catalano’s Restaurant - $15 adults, $10 children. Fireworks performed by the NH Pyrotechnic Association. For more information, visit thecog.org. 

ALUMNI HALL 10TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, HAVERHILL
Sunday July 26 4:00-7:00 PM Alumni Hall, home of Court Street Arts, is a place where art, culture and community come together. Cake and ice cream provided as well as the lively tunes of Red House, bring your dancing shoes, bring a picnic, bring your celebratory spirit. Free, donations and birthday gifts gratefully accepted. The Cafe will be open for drinks. For more information, visit www.alumnihall.org

WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST BENEFITS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Sunday July 26 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. 

BETHLEHEM GAZEBO CONCERT
Sunday July 26 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. Sky Blue Boys - folk, old-time, bluegrass, country.

LAURA INGALLS WILDER PORTRAYED BY LAURA F. KEYES, BETHLEHEM
Monday July 27 7:00 PM Bethlehem Public Library, 2245 Main Street. Family program. Laura is preparing to move her family from South Dakota to Missouri in the spring of 1894. This program highlights the challenges as well as the enjoyable aspects of life on the frontier in the 1870s and 1880s. Learn about how the adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder differ from the fictional books. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org

MAGICIAN NORMAN NG, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday July 28 11:00 AM Bethlehem Town Gazebo, Main Street. Children’s Summer Reading Program Finale with magician Norman Ng, mind-blowing illusion and audience participation. Prizes for children who turned in reading logs will be awarded. Ice cream sundaes for all. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS: INTERACTIVE ROBIN HOOD, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday July 28 6:00 PM. Behind the town gazebo on Prospect Road. A candy coated learning experience with the Bard at the center. 2-person professional team of main stage actors perform songs, monologues, scenes, and poems from classical listerature and Shakespeare interwoving in a tapestry of fun, participation and learning. Appropriate for all ages.  BYO seating, rain location is Bethlehem Town Hall, pay what you can, $5 suggested. For more information, visit http://www.shakespeareinthevalley.com.

HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY DISCUSSES “GO SET A WATCHMAN”
Tuesday July 28 7:00 PM at 67 Court Street in Haverhill. Discuss Harper Lee’s just published book, Go Set a Watchman. Free and open to the public, you must procure your own copy of the book. Fans of Lee’s novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” have greeted the new book with both delight and dismay. Set some 20 years after the events in Mockingbird, the new novel centers on a visit by 26-year old Jean Louise “Scout” Finch to Alabama to see her father, Atticus. For more information, visit http://hliba.blogspot.com/2015/06/harper-lee-book-discussions.html

CANTRIP BRINGS MUSIC OF SCOTLAND TO COLEBROOK
Tuesday July 28 7:00 PM The Tillotson Center, 12 Carriage Road. Cantrip is a leader in Scottish music, playing at festivals and venues throughout Scotland the the U.S. Hosted by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. Tickets $15. For more information, visit www.gnwca.org

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

WHITE GOD AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday July 29 8:00 PM. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because its mixed-breed heritage is deemed ‘unfit’ by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called ‘unfit’ dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time house pet who has learned all too well from his ‘Masters’. For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION
Saturday August 15 9:00 AM 2245 Main Street. “She Got up off the Couch” by Haven Kimmell. Readers Cafe meets on the third Saturday of each month. Light refreshments. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org