North Country Events

Jul 30, 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.
Stratford Fridays 4:30-7:00 PM Town Common through August.
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
The Emperor’s New Clothes July 27-August 1
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs August 3-8
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.

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS, FRANCONIA
Thursday July 30 11:30 AM Abbie Greenleaf Library, Main Street. Free and open to the public. Tunes for adults and kids. 

FREE PROGRAM ON EXPANSION OF WILD LYNX & MARTEN, LANCASTER
Thursday July 30 7:00 PM in the Great Room of Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park on Route 3 about 2 miles south of Lancaster. Jillian Kilborn, a wildlife biologist with NH Fish and Game is the speaker. She is responsible for forest and wildlife habitat management on NH Fish & Game lands. She also coordinates research and management of the American marten and Canada lynx throughout NH. Come early and bring a picnic supper, climb the fire tower of a far-reaching view. The evening program series is sponsored by the Weeks State Park Association, NH Division of Parks, and UNH Cooperative Extension. 

NOURISH: A SERIES OF SHORT FILMS ABOUT FOOD, BETHLEHEM
Thursday July 30 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust’s “Keep Growing” initiative presents these short films, which explore the interrelations and many dimensions of our modern food system and how food can nourish whole communities. The evening will begin with a short overview of what’s happening with local food in our region and how you can get involved. Admission is free with the donation of fresh produce to support local food pantries. For more information, email outreach@aconservationtrust.org

PIPPIN AT JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Thursday through Saturday July 30, 31, August 1, Monday & Tuesday August 3 & 4 at 7:30 PM, Wednesday August 5 at 2:00 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/.

THIS WEEK AT THE WEATHERVANE THEATRE, WHITEFIELD
Thursday July 30, Monday August 3, Weds. August 5 8:00 PM Lend Me a Tenor
Friday July 31, Tuesday August 4 8:00 PM Into the Woods
Saturday August 1 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM Fiddler on the Roof
For more information, visit www.weathervanetheatre.org

SOUNDS IN THE SANCTUARY  FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES, BETHLEHEM
Friday July 31 5:00 PM Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Strawberry Hill Road.  Opera favorites with Anastasia Robinson, soprano, and Francesca Tortorello, pianist.  Concerts in this series will be on August 7, August 28. Tickets at the door $15. For more information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.  These programs are sponsored in part by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. 

THE WOLFPACK AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday July 31 and Saturday August 1 at 7:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday August 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 PM, Wednesday August 5 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. A documentary about the Angulo brothers, locked away from society in a lower east side Manhattan apartment. Everything they know about the outside world they learn from films. For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  Also: I’ll See You in My Dreams, Friday & Saturday July 31 & August 1 at 9:15 PM and Sunday August 2 2:30 PM. 

23RD ANNUAL TOP NOTCH TRIATHLON, FRANCONIA
Saturday August 1 7:00-8:30 AM registration, pre-race meeting 8:45 AM, 9:00 AM race start, all at Lafayette Regional School, Main Street. Proceeds benefit the Franconia recreation department. For complete details, visit http://www.franconianh.org/top-notch-triathlon.html

LUNENBURG VERMONT OLD HOME DAY
Saturday August 1 on Lunenburg Common on Route 2. Activities for all ages, horseshoe tournament, parade at 10:00 AM, rummage sale, vendor booths, BBQ $9, live music, historic displays, 6:00 PM concert by the Sky Blue Boys $12. 

ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS AUDITIONS FOR “THE MATCHMAKER”
Saturday and Sunday August 1 & 2 at 3:00 PM and at 6:30 PM, South Congregational Church, 1052 Main Street. For actors and actresses ranging from ages 18-60. The play is by Thornton Wilder. Performances will be October 9, 10, 16, 17, 18. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/403998396469065/

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES NORTH WOODSTOCK
Saturday August 1 6:30-8:30 PM at Soldier’s Park, Main Street. Free and open to the public. Bow Junction in concert. 

ACOUSTIC CONCERT BY AMERICAN IDOL FINALIST HALLIE DAY, PITTSBURG
Saturday August 1 7:00 PM Ramblewood Campground, 59 Ramblewood Road. Join the new North of the Notches; Young Professionals Network for a summer event featuring lawn games, mingle opportunities, potluck & outdoor concert. Bring food and/or drinks to share. Networking and presentation 5:00-6:30 PM. Concert open to the public at 7:00 PM. For more information, email northofthenotchypn@gmail.com. Event held rain or shine. 

WHITE MOUNTAINS MUSIC FESTIVAL: IT’S ALL IN THE FAMILY
Saturday August 1 7:30 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117, Sugar Hill and Sunday August 2 4:00 PM Mountain View Grand, Whitefield. North Country Chamber Players featuring flutist Jillian Reed. A celebration of the wind family with a program featuring pieces by Doppler, Millhaud, Poulenc and Beethoven.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.whitemountainsmusicfestival.org

DISCOVER MOTHS AND INSECTS THAT APPEAR AT NIGHT, SUGAR HILL
Saturday August 1 8:30-10:00 PM at the Whipple Farm Field Conservation Area, Route 117 next to Polly’s Pancake Parlor. Park in Polly’s regular parking area. Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust for this walk. A series of lights will be set up to attract nighttime critters. For more information, email outreach@aconservationtrust.org

ART MATTERS: FEMME FATALES OF THE NORTH, BRETTON WOODS
Sunday August 2 4:00-6:00 PM Omni Mount Washington Resort. The Gallery at WREN in partnership with The Omni Mount Washington Resort presents abstract painters Rebecca Klementovich and Kristen Pobatschnig. As part of this event, the two painters will perform a live painting session, respond to questions, and teach a free abstract painting workshop. The live painting session will take place outside the hotel accompanied by Tori Breen and Samantha Bews, local dancers from the Creative Edge Dance Studio. This event champions the female artist. Free and open to the public. All welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1610030875921990/

HARPSICHORD CONCERT BENEFITS BENEVOLENCE FUND, RANDOLPH
Sunday August 2 4:00 PM Randolph Church, Route 2 in Randolph. Peter Sykes performs, he is instructor of harpsichord at Julliard and associate professor of music at Boston University. Admission is by donation and all donations benefit the Benevolence Fund of the Randolph Church. For more information, visit www.musicgnw.org

BETHLEHEM GAZEBO CONCERT
Sunday August 2 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. The Van Burens - funk, rock, progressive, reggae.

POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Monday August 3 through Friday August 7 at 8:00 PM at 158 Ridge Road. Free and open to the public, poets of The Frost Place's Poetry Seminar read poetry at The Frost Place. For more information, visit frostplace.org. 

CLIF SUMMER READING STORYTELLING & BOOK GIVEAWAY, BATH
Tuesday August 4 9:30 AM Bath Village School. Every child is invited to choose two books to keep from a large selection provided by the Children’s Literacy Foundation. The Bath Public Library has abeen awarded this CLif book giveaway and CLiF would also like to have every child leave with a library card as well. 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 or Saturday 9:00 AM - noon. 

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS: MAKING SONNETS BY MOONLIGHT, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday August 4 6:00 PM. Behind the town gazebo on Prospect Road.  A lushly romantic collage that explores the Bard’s marriage, inspiration, life, and loves as played against the backdrop of Queen Elizabeth’s England weaving melodramatic intrigue with sonnets, songs, Shakespearean prose and scenes from his greates plays. A love letter to a lost time. BYO seating, rain location is Bethlehem Town Hall, pay what you can, $5 suggested. The show will be followed by a community party in celebration of the theater’s tenth anniversary season. For more information, visit http://www.shakespeareinthevalley.com.

GALA AUCTION & TUSCAN DINNER BENEFITS NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS, SUGAR HILL
Wednesday August 5 5:30 PM Polly’s Pancake Parlor, Route 117. Preview starts at 5:30, silent auction, dinner and music start at 6:00, and live auction starts at 7:30. Tickets $30 advance, $35 at the door, seating is limited. All proceeds benefit the North Country Chamber Players’ community outreach programs.