North Country Events

Sep 16, 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 17.
Lancaster Saturdays 9:00 AM - Noon Main Street through Oct. 10. 
Bethlehem Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 2013 Main Street through September 19.
Littleton Sundays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Next to Littleton Area Senior Center through Oct. 10.

ART MATTERS: DEMONSTRATIONS & CONVERSATIONS, BRETTON WOODS
Thursday September 17 4:00-6:00 PM Omni Mount Washington Resort. With Deborah Aldrich and Marghie Seymour, artist talk series sponsored by Omni Mount Washington Resort. 

FOOD CHAINS DOCUMENTARY AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday September 17 7:30 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. $5 for Littleton Food Co-op members, $7 for non-members. Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Supermarkets have tremendous power over the agricultural system. The narrative of the film focuses on a group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.

NH HIGHLAND GAMES, LINCOLN
Friday September 18 through Sunday September 20 at Loon Mountain. Amongst the largest and one of the most diversified games in the country, the NH Highland Games & Festival (NHHG&F) includes the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, with over 60 clans and societies; Massed Bands; Sheepdog Trials; Celtic World Music Concerts; the New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Championship; International Scottish Athletics; New England Highland Dance Championships; New England Solo Piping Drumming Championships; Scottish Harp (Clarsach) other instrumental competitions. Three days of music, food, competitions and more. For details, visit http://www.nhscot.org/

BEST OF ENEMIES AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday & Saturday September 18, 19 at 7:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday September 20, 21, 22, at 7:30 PM, Wednesday September 23 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  Also: Phoenix, Friday & Saturday September 18, 19 at 9:15 PM and Sunday September 20 at 2:30 PM. 

THREE SHADES OF GRAY & FRIENDS JAZZ CONCERT, HAVERHILL
Friday September 18 7:30 PM Alumni Hall, Court Street Arts. Betty Johnson Gray has appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, Jack Paar’s Tonight show and has performed at the Grand Old Opry. Gray’s daughters are also acclaimed singers. Lydia Gray performs with the Brazilian Jazz band Tambor. Elisabeth Gray is the lead singer for the Chattanooga Big Band.  Joining them is Ed Eastridge, classical, and jazz guitarist as well as award winning producer who has worked with artists including Sheryl Crowe, Emmylous Harris, Wynton Marsalis. For ticket information and other details, www.alumnihall.org/events.html

GRANITE STATE GRIND & ROLL BENEFITS HONDURAS HOPE, FRANCONIA
Saturday September 19, bicycle 100, 50 or 25 miles, starts and ends at Franconia Community Church, Easton Road (Route 116). All proceeds benefit the poorest country in Central and South America and provide families and children with skills and opportunities needed to build a viable life in Honduras. For details, visit www.granitestategrind.org

COLORS OF THE KINGDOM AUTUMN FESTIVAL, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday September 19 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM downtown St. Johnsbury, including train rides, pancake breakfast, farmers’ market, live music, parade, pie sale, chili cook-off, book sale, arts & crafts, raffles, cookie walk, children’s activities, art walk, planetarium show,  and more. Most events are free. For details, visit www.nekchamber.com

UN DAY OF PEACE CELEBRATION, FRANCONIA
Sunday September 20 3:00 PM Neskaya Movement Arts Center, 1643 Profile Road (Route 18). World Peace will be the focus of two events. At 3:00 PM, there will be a peace ceremony, a guided visualization and a silent meditation for peace. From 4:30 - 6:30 PM there will be a program of sacred circle dances relating to the theme of world peace. These events are open to the public free of charge. Come to both or either. For more information, visit www.neskaya.com.

CARD CREATION CLASS AT THE BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Tuesday September 22 1:00-4:00 PM 2155 Main Street. Participants will take home four hand-made all-occasion cards. Advance registration is required. For more information, call the library at 603 869 2409 or email lclerkin@bethlehemlibrary.org

DIGGING INTO NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY IN NH, BERLIN
Wednesday September 23 6:00 PM White Mountains Community College, 2020 Riverside Drive. Robert Goodby reveals archaeological evidence that shows the deep presence of the Abenaki here, inches below the earth’s surface.  Part of a NHHC grant funded series: The Abenaki Then and Now.  For more information, contact Meagan Carr at 342-3086 or visit http://wmcclib.blogspot.com/2015/09/fall-lecture-series.html   Free and open to the public.

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES “CALEB’S CROSSING”
Thursday October 8 6:00 PM Bath Public Library. By Geraldine Brooks. A curious, young woman growing up among English Puritans in Martha’s Vineyard in the 1660s forges a secret bond with the son of a local chieftan. Each is drawn into the alien world of the other. 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.