North Country Events

Aug 20, 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.
Colebrook Saturdays 8:00 AM - Noon Colby Street. 
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. 

THE BIG REVEAL: BERLIN COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT
Thursday August 20 6:00 PM Pleasant Street next to Curves. The Berlin NH Community Mural Project is a visual art project aimed at engaging the local community in rebranding Berlin and designed to rebuild community pride and self-esteem. Based on WREN's own experience with the Bethlehem Art Walk Community Mural Project, the community mural will be composed of over 240 12" X 12" panels to create a mural that celebrates Berlin. Panels were painted by the community with help from artists, Will O'Brien, Maria Neal, Andre Belanger, Deidre Blair and Scott Albee. The finished project will be mounted on a blank brick wall of the building at 112 Pleasant Street, adjacent to the Berlin Farmers Market. WREN Works Maker Studio gallery show: sharing story of place through youth photography. 

WHITE MOUNTAIN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: THE FRONT, BETHLEHEM
Thursday August 20 The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. 6:30 PM complimentary refreshments for ticket holders on the patio. 7:00 PM guest speaker Lawrence Bush, editor Jewish Current magazine. 7:30 PM. The Front. The McCarthy-era “witch hunts” in the entertainment industry set the stage for this comedy drama set in the 1950s. Howard Prince (Woody Allen) is a cashier at a corner bar who works as a small-time bookie on the side, with little success. One day, Howard’s old friend Alfred Miller (Michael Murphy), a successful television writer, makes a business proposal to him; Alfred’s leftist political views have resulted in him being blacklisted from the major television networks, and he can no longer get work. Alfred asks Howard to act as a “front” — Howard puts his name on Alfred’s scripts, sells them, and takes a cut of the payment for his trouble. 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 MOVIE AT THE RIALTO: CLIMBING THE CLOUDS, LANCASTER
Thursday August 20 7:00 PM at The Rialto on Main Street. Hosted by Weeks State Park, the documentary by NH public television explores the history of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway from its founding by visionary Sylvester Marsh to the present day and all the dramatic moments that have tested the existence of this engineering marvel. The movie is the story of years of adversity, persistence and success.  

MAN OF LA MANCHA AT JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Thursday through Saturday August 20-22, Monday & Tuesday August 24, 25 at 7:30 PM and Wednesday August 26 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 August 20, Tuesday August 25 8:00 PM The Full Monty
Friday August 21, Weds. August 26 8:00 PM Into the Woods
Saturday August 22 2:00 PM and Monday August 24 8:00 PM Floyd Collins
Saturday August 22 8:00 PM 50th Gala Alumni Show
For more information, visit www.weathervanetheatre.org

TALK: JUDAISM AS A COUNTERCULTURE IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA, BETHLEHEM
Friday August 21 5:00 PM Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Strawberry Hill Road. Scholar-in-residence Lawrence Bust will speak, followed by a potluck supper. RSVP Eileen: e.sregen@roadrunner.com. This program is funded in part by the Gretchen Beinecke Charitable Trust, the Jewish Federation of NH, and the NH Charitable Foundation. All welcome. 

AMY AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday and Saturday August 21, 22 at 7:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday August 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 PM, Wednesday August 26 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street.  Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines. For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  Also: Testament of Youth, Friday and Saturday August 21, 22 at 9:15 PM and Sunday August 23 2:30 PM. 

ALEX SMITH IN CONCERT: LIFE IN THE NORTH, COLEBROOK
Friday August 21 7:00 PM Tillotson Center, Gallery Coffeehouse, 12 Carriage Lane. A distinctive sound hewn in the deep wilds of the Adirondacks, a poetic writer, creative music blending past, present & future, a voice as deep and dark as an Irish stout, acoustic arrangements that wind and curve like a river. Tickets $15 at the door. 

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST,  LITTLETON
Saturday August 22 8:00 - 10:30 AM  First Congregational Church, 189 Main Street. Eggs, pancakes, potatoes, bacon, sausage, toast, muffins, juice, coffee, tea, milk. Suggested donation $7 adults, $5 seniors and children under 12. For more information, fstcong@myfairpoint.net

RAYMOND S. BURTON LEGACY FUND’S MUSEUM GRAND OPENING, BATH
Saturday August 22 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Bath Historical Society & Village Green, Route 302. Join friends, family, local and state officials for the grand opening of the Raymond S. Burton Museum and the return of The Annual to support the Raymond S. Burton Legacy Fund in conjunction with the Bath Historical Society. $20 per ticket, donations are tax deductible. RSVP by email to burtonlegacyfund@gmail.com

POORE MUSIC FESTIVAL, STEWARTSTOWN
Saturday August 22 1:00 PM to midnight. Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum, 629 Hollow Road/Route 145. Outdoor, day-long event.  $20 per adult, accompanied children under 12 are free.  The Poore Music, Arts & Homesteading Festival will be held at the Poore Farm's Amphitheater & State Venue, just off of NH Route 145 in Stewartstown.  Watch for signs.  Experience multiple genres of live music performances, artisans & educators.  Folk-Bluegrass-Rock-Blues & Fire Dancers too!  Bring a chair or blanket.  Rain or shine.  For more information, visit http://poorefarmevents.blogspot.com

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES NORTH WOODSTOCK
Saturday August 22 6:30-8:30 PM at Soldier’s Park, Main Street. Free and open to the public. Crunchy Western Boys.

WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST BENEFITS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Sunday August 23 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. 

THE FESTIVAL OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS, HAVERHILL
Sunday August 23 at 3-6 PM Alumni Hall at Court Street Arts. Sample culinary delights from area restaurants, artisan cheese makers, small farms, confectionaries, craft breweries, wineries and more. Admission includes samples, a souvenir glass, door prizes, silent auction, live music, plus activities for kids. Attendees wishing to sample alcohol must provide a valid photo ID the day of the event. Non-alcohol beverages will be available. Tickets $20 food, $25 food and drink, under 5 free. For more information, visit http://courtstreetarts.org/events.html

BETHLEHEM GAZEBO CONCERT
Sunday August 23 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. St. J. Jazz - jazz, big band, swing.

MEADOWSTONE FARM SUMMER SUNSET TRAIL RUNNING SERIEW, BETHLEHEM
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

FAMILY MAP & COMPASS PROGRAM AT BRETZFELDER PARK, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday August 26 7:00 PM Prospect Street (one mile from Main Street). An Appalachian Mountain Club guide will talk about safe hiking, route explanations, gear, leave-no-trace back country ethics, natural history interpretation, as well as the vital tools -- map and compass. Free and open to the public.  For more information, visit therocks.org. 

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES “GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE”
Thursday September 10 6:00 PM Bath Public Library. By Susan Vreeland, this story begins in the present day when a professor invites a colleague to his home to see a painting that he has kept secret for decades. The professor swears it is a Vermeer, but why has he hidden this important work for so long? 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.

LOBSTERFEST BENEFITS LOCAL CHARITIES AND ROTARY PROJECTS, BRETTON WOODS
Saturday September 19 5:00-7:30 PM Base Lodge Slope Side, Route 302. The Littleton Rotary Club’s annual event raises funds to support eleven town areas as well as Rotary projects. This is the 43rd year for this largest charity dinner in the region, which raised $12,000 last year. Enjoy delicious food and support local non-profits. $35 per person for choice of lobster or steak, chowder, steamed clams, coleslaw, baked potato and dessert. Raffles for gift packages. To purchase tickets, contact any Littleton Rotarian, call 603 823 7022, or visit the Passumpsic Bank Littleton Branch or the Littleton Food Co-op. For more information, visit www.littletonrotary.org

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION
Saturday September 19 9:00 AM 2245 Main Street. “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque. Readers Cafe meets on the third Saturday of each month. Light refreshments. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org