North Country Events

Sep 3, 2015

Full moon over the Franconia Ridge.
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.
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. 

CORRECTION: FEE IS $150 PER CHILD FOR THE YEAR, NOT FOR EACH WEEK
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM AT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY, LISBON
Begins on Wednesday August 26. It is 3:00-6:00 PM Monday through Friday for grades 1 through 7, August through June. $150 for the year per child. There will be an open house on Wednesday September 16 from 6:00-6:30 PM. Transportation to the club is provided from Lisbon Regional School, Lakeway, Daisy Bronson Middle School and Littleton High School. A return bus to Littleton is not provided this year. Full day camps will be offered during vacation weeks. The after school program includes sports, dance, arts & crafts, environmental education, archery, cooking, music, games, homework time, computer literacy, physical activities, outdoor survival skills. Also, the club is offering a new peer leadership program for grades 6-8+. The club is located at 2572 Route 302 in Lisbon. For more information: 603 838 5954 or Eric@BGCNorthCountry.org. To obtain registration forms, visit http://bgcnorthcountry.org/2015-16-after-school-program/

LANCASTER FAIR
Wednesday September 2 through Friday September 7 at the fairgrounds on Route 3 just north of Lancaster. Exhibitions, contests, rides, entertainment, home brew competition, motorized events, 4-H events, horse shows, and much much more. For schedule and admission fee information, visit lancasterfair.com. 

THE HUNGRY HEART, BETHLEHEM
Thursday September 3 6:30 PM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. A new documentary film on prescription drug addiction and recovery. Co-sponsored by Ammonoosuc Community Health Services and North Country Health Consortium. Free. Discussion immediately following the film. Directed by Bess O’Brien. 

DAMES AT SEA, LINCOLN
Thursday September 3 through Saturday October 3. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Wednesdays at 2:00 PM. No performances the week of September 14. Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive. Sweet, little Ruby has come to New York from a faraway Hometown, U.S.A. to make it big on Broadway. She meets a boy from Hometown, U.S.A. — Dick, a sailor who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby begins in the chorus, and by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Dick saves her doomed Broadway show with a smash tune, as Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship which just happens to be passing by.For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.jeans-playhouse.com

FIRST FRIDAY ARTIST RECEPTIONS, BETHLEHEM
Friday September 4 5:00-7:00 PM at The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street and 7:00-9:00 PM at 42 Maple. At WREN, Of Water & Earth, works by Deborah Aldrich and Marghie Seymour. This exhibit is a serene and colorful celebration of natural forms, inspired by landscapes near and far, in the gallery through September 28, gallery open daily 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. At 42 Maple, Megan Stearns & Larrie Bratko. Megan, from Burlington VT, has designed tee-shirts and other apparel, illustrated a children’s educational book on Africa, decoratively painted furniture and depicted all manner of subject matter on commission. She is available to illustrate your choice of subject. Larrie, an established artis and cratsman from Lunenburg VT, shows his joy and enthusiasm in his diverse hand-carved works.  

SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS LIVE, BETHLEHEM
Friday September 4 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Tickets $15-25. A potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen to acclaim with their energetic mix of old-school reggae, funky African grooves, and deep tribal chants. Founded in a refugee camp in Guinea, this band has matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org. 

END OF THE TOUR AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday September 5 at 7:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday September 6, 7, 8, at 7:30 PM, Wednesday September 9 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.' For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  Also: Mr. Holmes, Saturday September 5 at 9:15 PM and Sunday September 6 at 2:30 PM. 

WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST BENEFITS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Sunday September 6 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. 

UNCOMMON JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL, NEWBURY VT
Sunday September 6 2:00 - 7:00 PM Newbury Common. Performers include Vermont’s Bow Thayer, the folk and bluegrass fusion of the Crunchy Western Boys and the down-to-earth funk of the Van Burens. Locally produced fare, a craft beer garden and fun for the entire family will be found at this event being held on historic Newbury Vermont Common. Between sets, fiddlers from across the region will take the stage. Tickets $20 at catamountarts.org. 

BETHLEHEM GAZEBO CONCERT
Sunday September 6 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. Mark Shelton - 50s, 603, rock. Last concert of the season. 

SPECIAL GUEST JAMES MONTGOMERY AT JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Sunday September 6 7:30 PM at 34 Papermill Drive. Tickets $20. Blues legend James Montgomery will play with Bruce Marshall & the Nor’easters who play a variety of original music plus a high-energy mix of southern rock, blues, soul and funk. For more information, visit www.jeansplayhouse.com

JEAN’S TEENS AUDITIONS, LINCOLN
Tuesday September 8 & Wednesday September 9 6:00-8:00 PM, 34 Papermill Drive. Join Jean’s Teens in presenting “Give and Take”, a collection of multicultural tales on generosity and greed. Bring a short monologue and be prepared to read from the script. For more information, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/get-involved/audition-or-work-with-us/

ANNUAL COTTAGE HOSPITAL WALK-A-THON & ROAD RACE, WOODSVILLE
Sunday October 4 8:00 AM Kings Plain Field, 9 High Street. 8K USA track & field sanctioned road race for all levels of runners. 5K fun walk for all. All proceeds benefit Cottage Hosptial. For more information or to register, visit www.cottagehospital.org/2015walkathon

EASTON HOUSE CONCERT: MARTIN HAYES & DENNIS CAHILL
Tuesday October 20 7:30 PM at the home of Bill Adam & Brenda Shannon Adam, 351 Easton Valley Road. $25, all money goes to the musicians. Reservations and payment in advance are required, call 603 823 7071 or email brendashannonadam@me.com. Potluck at 6:00 PM. Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Irish fiddle and guitar, are one of the world’s great musical duos. Together they have toured throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Japan bringing their sublime interpretations of Irish traditional music to venues as vast as the Sydney Opera House as serene as Buddhist temples and to university performing arts centers and community auditoriums everywhere. Listen to them here: http://www.npr.org/event/music/173842530/martin-hayes-dennis-cahill-tiny-desk-concert

CABIN FEVER CONCERT SERIES AT 42 MAPLE, BETHLEHEM
5 concerts, $125 per person for the series, only 50 seats. First concert is November 13. Musicians include Megan Jean & the KFB, Steve & Lena Boone, Amy Speace, Ghost of Paul Revere, Melanie Safka. With limited seating, a house-concert atmosphere, and the invitation to chill and mingle with the performers before or after their sets, this series is sound therapy for the winter blues. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cabin-fever-concert-series-tickets-17988118948