North Country Events

Sep 25, 2015

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.

Lancaster Saturdays 9:00 AM - Noon Main Street through Oct. 10.

Littleton Sundays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Next to Littleton Area Senior Center through Oct. 10.

POWER SOCCER: NORTH COUNTRY STORM LOOKING FOR PLAYERS Sundays September 13 through November 8 from 3:00-4:30 PM Daisy Bronson Middle School gym. Power (wheelchair) soccer is a team sport played by individuals with various disabilities. New players, youth and/or adult, are welcome and encouraged to give it a try. No experience necessary. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. For more information: info@AdaptiveSportsPartners.org.

NICARAGUA FOLKLORE DANCE TROUPE, BETHLEHEM & LITTLETON Thursday September 24 6:30 PM White Mountain School, West Farm Road, Bethlehem and Friday September 25 7:00 PM Littleton High School. This multi-media performance includes cultural dances performed in traditional costumes to marimba music. The six-member troupe is presented by Compas de Nicaragua, a NH non-profit organization that supports health and education projects in Nicaragua. At the door donations for Compas de Nicaragua are appreciated. For more information, msboudreau@compas1.org.

DAMES AT SEA, LINCOLN

Thursdays through Saturdays through 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.

THE GIFT AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM

Friday & Saturday September 25, 26 at 7:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday September 27, 28, 29, at 7:30 PM, Wednesday September 30 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years, with Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall. For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  Also: Best of Enemies, Friday & Saturday September 25, 26 at 9:15 PM and Sunday September 27 at 2:30 PM.

ANNUAL DIXVILLE RACES: HALF MARATHON & RELAYS Saturday September 26 Coleman State Park, 1155 Diamond Pond Road, Stewartstown. Race from Coleman State Park to North Country Community Recreation Center in Colebrook. Shuttle service will be available for runners and walkers, to and from their respective starting and finish lines. Half-marathon or relays: a two-person, six miles event and a 7.1- miles event; and a four-person event with three, three-mile legs and one 4.1-mile leg. Student runners are encouraged to participate, and non-runners are invited to join the three-mile Fun Walk, which will begin at mile 10. For more details, visit: https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=cG05NTBocmRkZDdmanQ4Z21saTAwb3FhbWcgbm9ydGhjb3VudHJ5Y29jQG0&ctz=America/New_York&sf=true&output=xml#eventpage_6.

ART FESTIVAL, LITTLETON

Saturday September 26 all day. Main Street and Mill Street, local artist displays, live music, family-friendly activities, Littleton Lions Annual Antique Parade of Cars. For more information visit http://littletonareachambernh.com/.

OPEN AIR MARKET AUTUMN CELEBRATION, SUGAR HILL Saturday and Sunday September 26 & 27 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM. Route 117 near the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse. Arts, crafts, local businesses, pottery, textiles, woodcrafts, cheeses, photographs, quilts, music, food, and more. Parker Hill Road Band Sunday at 1 PM. For more information, visit http://harmanscheese.com/market.

ANNUAL ERROL HERITAGE DAY & LUMBERJACK COMPETITION Saturday September 26 10:00 AM Errol Consolidated School ball field, Main Street. Free admission to Professional Lumberjack Competition.  Parking at Bear Country Powersports.  Lumberjack Pancake Breakfast 6:30 - 9 a.m. at Errol Fire Station.  Opening ceremonies at 10 a.m., and competition continues until 4 p.m. All day: Vendors, Bouncy House, Helicopter Rides, Kid's Games, Bake Sale, etc. BBQ lunch 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Kid's Wood Stacking at noon.  Local Stock Saw Finals at 1:30.  Chainsaw throw, fry pan toss 1-2:30 p.m.  Spaghetti Supper at the Errol Fire Station 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. Come watch some World Record Holders compete in events like Axe Throwing, Chopping, Sawing and more. For more information: chamberofthenorthcountry@gmail.com.

BUILD TRAILS IN COOLEY-JERICHO COMMUNITY FOREST, EASTON Saturday September 26 10:30 AM Meet in the parking area off of the Trumpet Round Road parking area in Sugar Hill. The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust is hosting this event on National Public Lands Day. For more information, visit www.aconservationtrust.org.

25TH ANNUAL PIE FESTIVAL, LITTLETON

Saturday September 26 11-2 PM All Saints' Episcopal Church, 35 School Street. 20 plus varieties of home-baked pies and cheesecakes prepared by parishoners, served restaurant style by slice ($4.50) includes cream or ice cream, beverages $.50 including coffee, tea, lemonade. Limited whole pies available for purchase, take-out available. 10% of proceeds to be donated to a local non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.allsts.org

AN AUTUMN SERENADE FOR WINDS, LITTLETON

Saturday September 26 3:00 PM First Congregational Church, 189 Main Street. Mozart Divertimento, Gounod Petite Symphonie, Dvorak Seranade for Winds. Donations gratefully accepted to benefit the First Congregational Church Music Fund.

SOUND OFF MUSIC CONTEST IN HARMONY PARK, LITTLETON Saturday September 26 4:00 PM Ammonoosuc Riverwalk. Local musicians, bands, and solo artists, primarily using the instruments at Harmony Park (Piper, Swirl Chimes, Imbarimba, Tuned Drums, Pegasus Chimes, and Contrabass) compete as they highlight the beauty and accessibility of the park. Contestants are judged on arrangement, execution, articulation, show value, and overall impression. Deadline to compete is noon on Saturday September 26. To register, visit https://www.dropbox.com/s/yo7dns52q690ozd/soundsoff.pdf?dl=0. Sponsored by the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce.

THE CONNECTICUT: NEW ENGLAND’S GREAT RIVER, BATH Saturday September 26 7:00 PM Bath Village School. The Bath Public Library has received a grant from the NH Humanities Council to present Adair Mulligan speaking about the largest river in New England, which flows over 400 miles through four states, falling 2670 feet to the sea. Take an armchair tour and learn about the history, communities along the river, how the river influenced the lives of those who live there, and explore the issues involving the health of this river and the vision for its future. This event is part of Bath’s year-long 250th town celebration. Free and open to the public. 

TWISTED STRINGS ACOUSTIC DUO, BERLIN

Sunday September 27 2:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Tickets $10. Twisted Strings is an acoustic duo, playing old and new tunes with traditional Celtic roots. Michele Roy has been playing fiddle tunes since the late 80s and has worked with various Contra Dance bands including Catharsis, Walker Street, and The Growling Old Girls. Will West has played a variety of genres over the years, but has always been rooted in traditional music. Michele and Will bring their playing experiences together to create a powerful and creative musical duo, with fresh interpretations of tunes grounded in the traditions of the form. For more information, visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/shows/twisted%20strings/info.

CROWDFUNDING EUREKA NIGHT, LITTLETON

Monday September 28 6:00-9:00 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. Modeled on the boot camp style perfected by Stonyfield Entrepreneurship Institute, participants present their business or project the specific marketing challenge they face to a panel of local experts and a supportive audience. After a short comment/questions period, the participants are silent as the panelists and audience make rapid-fire suggestions and offer strategies for the business. Free and open to the public. For more information: info@littletonareachamber.com.

JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE AUDITIONS, LINCOLN

Monday September 28 & Tuesday September 29 6:00-8:00 PM, 34 Papermill Drive. Join Jean’s Playhouse in presenting “Plaza Suite” by Neil Simon. Be prepared to read from the script and have fun. Auditioners need attend only one of the two audition dates. For more information, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/get-involved/audition-or-work-with-us/.

THE BRETTON WOODS IV CONVOCATION: LIVE FREE & PROSPER Tuesday September 29 through Tuesday October 6 Omni Mount Washington Resort. The convocation begins in Bretton Woods and will journey to North Conway, Gorham/Berlin, Colebrook, Lancaster, Littleton, and Franconia, visiting their distinctive sites and holding community forums that address the fortunes of the North Country. The convocation returns to the Mt. Washington Hotel on Oct. 6th. The closing ceremonies will include the world premier of folk singer Joanne Shenandoah’s song “One World” and the performance of the anthem, “Finlandia: This Is My Song, O God of All the Nations”. North Country choirs, choruses, orchestras, bands, and citizens are invited to offer their music and voices. The purpose of the convocation is to lift, together, the spirits and fortunes of the North Country. There is no cost. All welcome. For the full schedule, visit www.brettonwoodsiv.org.

BANNED BOOKS DISCUSSION AT THE BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY Wednesday September 30 6:00 PM 2155 Main Street. Teens, parents, and teachers are invited to a round-table discussion on the books you love and the freedom to read. Bring a favorite banned book. Need ideas? Visit the library’s web site. For more information, call the library at 603 869 2409 or email lclerkin@bethlehemlibrary.org.

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION Saturday October 17 9:00 AM 2245 Main Street. “Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson. Readers Cafe meets on the third Saturday of each month. Light refreshments. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org.

NEW 4-H BEEF CLUB STARTING, NORTH HAVERHILL Saturday October 17 10:30 AM Grafton County Extension Office. Interested youth are invited to join 4-H leader Pat Underhill for the first meeting of the a new 4-H beef club. This is an opportunity for youth to enroll in the 4-H Beef Project and meet other 4-H members who enjoy working with cattle. Participants will learn how to select a good project animal, properly care for beef cattle, feed for growth and condition, and groom, clip and train an animal to lead and show. For more information: pat.underhill@becket.org.