North Country Events

Aug 5, 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
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs August 3-8
Pinocchio August 10-15
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.

WHITE MOUNTAIN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL DOUBLE FEATURE: SHALOM Y’ALL & DRIVING MISS DAISY, BETHLEHEM
Thursday August 6 The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. 5:30 Shalom Y’all tells the stories of southern Jews in the U.S., discusses Jewish participation in the civil rights movement, and uncovers the unique history of southern Jews. 6:30 PM complimentary refreshments for ticket holders on the patio. 7:30 PM. Driving Miss Daisy covers the 25-year relationship between a wealthy, strong-willed Southern matron (Jessica Tandy) and her equally indomitable Black chauffeur, Hoke (Morgan Freeman). Both employer and employee are outsiders, Hoke because of the color of his skin, Miss Daisy because she is Jewish in a WASP-dominated society.  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. 

FREE CELTIC MUSIC CONCERT, LANCASTER
Thursday August 6 7:00 PM in the Great Room of Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park on Route 3 about 2 miles south of Lancaster. The Islay Mist Ceilidh is a large group of local musicians who play Celtic tunes. Instruments include fiddle, flute, penny whistle, guitar, bodhran, cello and accordion. 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. 

MAN OF LA MANCHA AT JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Thursday through Saturday August 6-8, Monday & Tuesday August 10, 11 at 7:30 PM and Wednesday August 12 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/.

POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Wednesday August 5 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.

THIS WEEK AT THE WEATHERVANE THEATRE, WHITEFIELD
Thursday August 6, 8:00 PM Into the Woods
Friday August 7, Monday August 10, Weds. August 12 8:00 PM The Full Monty
Saturday August 8 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Tuesday August 11 8:00 PM Lend Me a Tenor
For more information, visit www.weathervanetheatre.org

SOUNDS IN THE SANCTUARY  FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES, BETHLEHEM
Friday August 7 5:00 PM Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Strawberry Hill Road. A concert-lecture, “The Mind and Music of George Gershwin” with Richard Kogan, pianist and psychiatrist. The last concert in this series will be on 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. 

FIRST FRIDAY IN BETHLEHEM
Friday August 7 5:00-7:00 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Opening reception for Horizons and Constellations, featuring the paintings of Rebecca Klementovitch and the sculptures of Stefan Saal. 6:00-8:00 PM Maia Papaya, Drivel Art by Jon Stroker. 7:00-9:00 PM The Gallery at 42 Maple, opening reception of SHOCK, Not for the Young or Faint of Heart, SHOCK is a themed art show challenging artists to interpret the meaning of the word “shock” and challenging you to experience those interpretations as a viewer, live music too. Also at Lost Dog Salon at 42 Maple, Franconia Jones, Senior at Profile High School exhibits her work. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1628434374107912/.

INFINITELY POLAR BEAR AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday August 7 at 7:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday August 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 PM, Wednesday August 12 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Maya Forbes autobiographically inflected Infinitely Polar Bear stars Mark Ruffalo as Cameron, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder. After a breakdown forces him to leave his family and move into a halfway house, he attempts to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters, and win back the trust of his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana). Due to his mercurial nature, this leads to a series of quirky, funny, and sometimes frightening episodes.For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  Also: The Wolfpack, Friday August 7 at 9:15 PM and Sunday August 9 2:30 PM. 

ANNUAL DALTON TOWN SQUARE FAIR
Saturday August 8 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM The Old Dalton Town Hall, Route 135. Flea market, silent auction, chicken BBQ (adults $9, children $5). Sponsored by the Friends of the Dalton Town Hall. 

ANNUAL DAN JOCK MEMORIAL FIREMAN’S MUSTER, HAVERHILL
Saturday August 8 8:00 AM VFW Memorial Field in North Haverhill. Pancake breakfast, opening ceremonies, competitive firefighter events, vendor fair, apparatus displays, children’s activity space, children’s mini-muster for ages 5-12, and more. Admission by donation. For more information, email rec@haverhill-nh.com

BOOK SALE BENEFITS BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday August 8 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, 2245 Main Street. Hardcovers and audio/visual material $1 each, softcovers $.50 each, mass market paperbacks 3 for $1. After noon, $3 per bag of books. Bring your own or the library will provide a bag. An early bird sale will be held Friday August 7, 6:00-7:00 PM for Friends of the Library. If you are not a current or lifetime member, you can become a member for $10 a year. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org

BETHLEHEM OLD HOME DAY
Saturday August 8 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Activities along Main Street including silent auction, public library book sale, pluck-a-duck tickets sold till noon, vendors, flea market on the basketball court, BBQ 10:00-2:00, chili cook off, magic performance at 12:15, 1:00 PM parade, diving for change at 1:30 PM. For more information, visit www.bethlehemrecreation.com

TENT SALE BENEFITS SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE, LITTLETON
Saturday August 8 9:00 AM in the field adjacent to Sears on Meadow Street. All proceeds benefit Second Chance Animal Rescue of Littleton. For more information, call 603 259 3244 or visit www.secondchancear.org

WHITEFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE
Saturday August 8 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM at 8 Lancaster Road (Route 3). On sale will be children’s and adult hard-covers, paperbacks, audios and videos, all at very low prices. Proceeds are used to purchase new library materials. After noon, a bag of books will cost $3. For more information, email the library at whitefieldpl@myfairpoint.net.

BLOCK PARTY BIRTHDAY BASH AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday August 8 2:00 PM start, 2050 Main Street. Rain or shine. Help celebrate the Colonial’s 100th birthday with live music, food, kids’ stuff, family fun. Live music by Miss Maybell & Slim Pickens, The Speakeasy Trio, HEnge, Not Your Mother, The Crunchy Western Boys at 8:00 PM. Activities include yarn-bombing, rock painting, chalk stations, spin art, Punchi Puppet Theatre Under the Umbrella at 4:00 PM. A pulled pork summer buffet, ice cream and cake will be available. Fire Spinning with Phoenix Bazaar close the anniversary festivities. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org. 

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES NORTH WOODSTOCK
Saturday August 8 6:30-8:30 PM at Soldier’s Park, Main Street. Free and open to the public. Uncle Steve’s Band.

WHITE MOUNTAINS MUSIC FESTIVAL: SYMMETRY
Saturday August 8 7:30 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117, Sugar Hill and Sunday August 9 4:00 PM Mountain View Grand, Whitefield. North Country Chamber Players featuring guest strings from Orpheus & A Far Cry. Program includes works by Golijov, Foote, Sheng and Bruch.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.whitemountainsmusicfestival.org

WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST BENEFITS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Sunday August 9 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 August 9 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. Parker Hill Road - bluegrass, modern, pop.

OPEN HOUSE ACHS LITTLETON
Wednesday August 12 5:00-7:00 PM Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, 25 Mt. Eustis Road. Help celebrate the 40th anniversary of ACHS and the 50th anniversary of Community Health Centers. Tour the new dental and oral health center, meet ACHS staff, board of directors, and collaborating partners, learn about the center’s history and future plans, smiles photo booth, hula hoop contest, music, light refreshments, kids’ activities. RSVP by August 10 via email to Carol.Hemenway@achs.org

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT AT BRETZFELDER PARK, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday August 12 7:00 PM Prospect Street (one mile from Main Street). A naturalist from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center shares myths and facts about how animals adapt to lives at night. Three live animals will be along to illustrate the discussion. For more information, visit therocks.org. 

ACCESSIBLE EXPLORERS CONCERT: CHAMBER PLAYERS & LJOVA, LITTLETON
Sunday August 16 3:00 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. North Country Chamber Players and special guest Ljova give an up-close and personal look at what makes a great piece of music. This concert is specially designed to engage listeners of all ages and levels of accessibility. Part of the White Mountains Music Festival. For more information, visit http://www.whitemountainsmusicfestival.org

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.