North Country Events

Oct 8, 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
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.

JULIE FOWLIS: MUSIC OF THE SCOTTISH ISLES, ST. JOHNSBURY VT
Thursday October 8 7:00 PM Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy. Nominated for BBC Radio 2’s 2015 ‘Folk Singer of the Year’ award, and for ‘Best Artist’ at the 2015 Songlines World Music Awards, Fowlis has performed around the globe. Her live singing at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games played to a TV audience of more than 1 billion people. Her warm stage personality and explanations of each selection serve to draw audiences of all ages deeply into her world. Fowlis is also a talented multi-instrumentalist and she appears with her world-class backup band. Tickets $15-44. For more information, visit http://kingdomcounty.org/event/julie-fowlis/

ONE OFF FEATURE: DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday October 8 7:30 PM Colonial Theater, 2050 Main Street. Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, “the handsomest man in the world,” Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org. 

SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, LINCOLN
Thursday October 8 through Saturday October 17. Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Wednesday October 14 at 2:00 PM. No performances the week of September 14. Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive. Same Time, Next Year follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, who are married to others but rendezvous once a year. As they meet, they share their lives and adapt to the world ever-changing around them. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.jeans-playhouse.com

GRANDMA AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday & Saturday October 9, 10 at 7:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday October 11, 12, 13, at 7:30 PM, Wednesday October 14 at 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. Lily Tomlin stars as Elle who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle’s granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets. For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  Also: Meru, Friday & Saturday October 9 & 10 at 9:15 PM and Sunday October 11 at 2:30 PM. 

ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS PRESENT “THE MATCHMAKER”
Friday and Saturday October 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 PM and Sunday October 18 at 2:00 PM. St. Johnsbury School auditorium. Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker” tells the story of a curmudgeonly, wealthy widower who enlists a matchmaker to help him find a woman to marry. Tickets $10. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/St-Johnsbury-Players-114933699204/timeline/

LINCOLN FALL CRAFT FESTIVAL
Saturday October 10 and Sunday October 11 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Monday October 12 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Village Shops and Town Green, Main Street. Over 150 booths of American made arts, crafts, food, music, jewelry, photography, handbags, woodcrafts, soap, doll clothes, flags, scarves, candles, pillows, chain saw carvings, baskets, cutting boards, pine cone creations, pottery, fleece, calligraphy, signs, fiber arts, pet gifts, ornaments, puzzles, quilts, herbal dips, maple and fudge, and much much more. Free admission. 

LITTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Saturday October 10 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM All Saints Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 35 School Street, across from the library parking lot. 

FRANCONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Saturday October 10 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Abbie Greenleaf Library, 439 Main Street. Hardcover books are $1, paperbacks $.25. Or jam as many books as you can into a paper bag for $5. Romance, mysteries, science, nature, biographies and more. 

ROCKS ESTATE HOSTS APPLE CIDER CELEBRATION, BETHLEHEM
Saturday October 10 through Monday October 12 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The Rocks Estate is on Route 302 just east of Route 93. Visitors will be invited to make their own cider. Small cider presses will be available for purchase. An apple tree pruning program will be offered on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered on Sunday and Monday. For more information, visit www.therocks.org

SUGAR HILL FIRE-RESCUE OPEN HOUSE
Saturday October 10 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sugar Hill Fire and Rescue on Route 117. View equipment, ask questions, obtain fire prevention information, live fire hose, demonstrations, HikeSafe information, intended for all ages but special children’s activities. Free lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs and the chief’s famous chowder. All welcome and you do not need to be a resident to attend. 

CROSS STEP WALTZ LESSONS AND OPEN DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday October 10 6:30 PM South Congregational Church, Main Street, next to St. Johnsbury Academy. Beginner lesson to start followed by 7:30 PM lesson that builds on the first lesson. Will Jeffries is the instructor. Open dance 8:30-10:30 PM. Open dance features various types of music including Latin, smooth, and more. $5 per lesson per person includes the dance. Students $5. For more information, contact pjciotti@yahoo.com
 

CABIN FEVER CONCERTS, GUILDHALL VT

Saturday October 10 6:30 PM Guild Hall (town hall) on VT Route 102 in downtown Guildhall located at 13 Courthouse Drive on the common. The first show features the sounds of big band music from the 1920s, 30s and 40s with the Sweet Jamm Sextet. A branch out group from the larger 20-piece dance band out of Haverhill, NH founded and led by Maestro Wayne Kilnger. The evening begins with open mic featuring talented local musicians. Concerts are second Saturdays October through March, performers are from the Northeast Kingdom and Northern NH, $5 donation at the door benefits the Guild Hall renovation project slated to begin this year. Refreshments and 50/50 raffle. For more information, call 802 328 2013.

ART MATTERS: ARTIST TALK WITH ALISON DODD & ANDREW HEPBURN, BETHLEHEM
Sunday October 11 3:00 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Alison Dod and Andrew Hepburn discuss their work, creative process and life as an artist. Sponsored by Omni Mount Washington Hotel. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/755143641280637/

8TH ANNUAL CEMETARY WALK, LITTLETON
Sunday October 11 3:00, 3:15, and 3:30 PM Glenwood Cemetary, West Main Street. Admission by donation. Learn about the lives of Littleton citizens for years past. For more information, call 444-6435.