North Country Events

Sep 11, 2015

The Franconia Ridge from the Greenleaf Hut.
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.

LEARN TO KNIT & LEGO CLUB AT THE BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Register for a learn-to-knit class to be held on the next four Saturdays  (September 12 through October 3) from 10:00 AM to noon. This class will teach the basics. Participants will knit a simple scarf. Advance registration is required. Call the library at 603 869 2409 or email lclerkin@bethlehemlibrary.org. Lego Club starts Thursday September 10 after school until 4:00 PM and continues for six weeks, ending October 15th.  

UPSTAGE PLAYERS AUDITIONS FOR NEIL SIMON’S “RUMORS”, LITTLETON
Thursday September 10 6:30-9:30 PM and Sunday September 13 2:00-4:00 PM, Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. For more information, visit http://www.upstageplayersnh.org

PHOENIX AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday September 11 at 7:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday September 13, 14, 15, at 7:30 PM, Wednesday September 16 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. A disfigured concentration-camp survivor (Nina Hoss), unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) who might have betrayed her to the Nazis. For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  Also: End of the Tour, Friday September 11 at 9:15 PM and Sunday September 13 at 2:30 PM. 

SECOND ANNUAL RIVERWALK FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, LITTLETON
Saturday September 12 9:00 - 11:00 AM Hosted by The First Congregational Church, 189 Main Street. All proceeds benefit the National MS Society. Fun walk around Main Street and the river district for all ages and abilities, photo scavenger hunt, refreshments, T-shirts for walkers to help raise awareness. For more information, visit 1stconglittleton.org. 

LISBON FALL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Saturday September 12 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM or later, along Main Street, entertainment and food vendors near the Parker block, People’s Art Show and Quilt Show in the White church, free kids’ carnival on the lawn of the white church. Carnival games, face painting, temporary tattoos, balloon animals, entertainment, food, craft vendors. Enjoy art as a family. For more information, visit http://lisbonartsgallery.com

WINGZILLA AND HORSE SHOE TOURNAMENT, BERLIN
Saturday September 12 9:00 AM and through the day, Northern Forest Heritage Park. BBQ chicken wing cook off competition. Luck of the draw horse shoe tournament. Cash prizes. Taste BBQ wings in the Killazilla Hot Wing Eating Contest. Also Cornhole Contest. Local 1088 Firefighters of Berlin are sponsoring a Luau A-T-V Poker Run, wear a Hawaiian shirt and decorate your ATV with leis and flowers. All proceeds from the Poker Run go to Operation Warm. Face painting, kids games, food, live music at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit http://www.androscogginvalleychamber.com/wingzilla/

YOGA AND LIVE MUSIC, LISBON
Saturday September 12 7:00 PM North Country Climbing Center, Route 302. Musical guest and local singer/songwriter/musician, Holly Furlone, offers a unique experience combining live music with the introspection that yoga offers. Holly will sing a mix of songs meant to positively impact not only your ears but your body, mind, heart, and spirit while Melanie Luce guides you through a Gentle Slow Flow yoga practice to release stress and cultivate a mind-body awareness. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit http://northcountryclimbing.com/yogamusic

SHEMEKIA COPELAND LIVE, BETHLEHEM
Saturday September 12 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Tickets $24-35. While only in her early 30s, two-time Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. She’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Robert Cray, and Eric Clapton. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland was presented with Taylor’s crown by her daughter, Cookie, in 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and given the honor of the new “Queen of the Blues” by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org. 

WILDFLOWER WALK AT WEEKS STATE PARK, LANCASTER
Sunday September 13 1:00 PM Meet at park main entrance on Route 3 approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster. Free autumn wildflower walk with naturalist Matt Peters. Bring raingear just in case and wear suitable clothing and footwear for an easy walk in the park. Persons with special needs should call 603 788 4961 in advance of the event so suitable arrangements can be made. Sponsored by Weeks State Park Association. 

WHITE MOUNTAINS ART EXPERIENCE, BRETTON WOODS
Sunday September 13 2:00-6:00 PM Art Trail, 6:00-8:00 PM Community Reception and Silent Auction, and Monday September 14 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Arts & Nature-Based Activities. Hosted by the National Forest Foundation and the Arts Alliance of Northern NH. All activities at the Omni Mount Washington Resort. The Art Trail includes opportunities to watch and talk to artists whose work is inspired by nature - painters, craftspeople, performing artists including storyteller Rebecca Rule. Plein air painters are invited to work on the grounds. Reception and auction benefit the White Mountain National Forest, $50 per person includes plentiful hors d’oeuvers, cocktails and live music. Monday activities include a waterfall hike, painting and photography workshops, discussion with NH poet laureate Alic Fogel, basket making workshop with Alice Ogden, and more. Art Trail and Monday activities are free. Donations to the National Forest Foundation WMNF Treasured Landscapes fund are welcome. For more information, visit https://www.nationalforests.org/get-involved/events.