North Country Events

Oct 15, 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.

SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE, BETHLEHEM
Thursday October 15 6:30 PM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Presented by the North Country Serenity Center. Immediately following the movie, there is a panel discussion with questions and answers with individuals who support recovery in our communities, and individuals living in long term recovery. Tickets $10 benefit the North Country Serenity Center, which is part of the Recovery Community Organization. Sponsored by the Colonial Theatre and by Hope for New Hampshire Recovery. 

SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, LINCOLN
Thursday October 15 through Saturday October 17 7:30 PM 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

CONNECTICUT RIVER ARTISANS GROUP OPENING RECEPTION, COLEBROOK
Friday October 16 5:00-7:00 PM Fiddleheads, 110 Main Street. Coos Colors features works by multi-medium artists and artisans. This exhibition highlights the many talents and creative ways the artists interpret themes. The reception is casual and offers complementary wine & refreshments as well as a chance to see the new exhibit and meet local artists. For more information, visit www.connecticutriverartisans.com

MASQUERADE BALL BENEFITS NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY RADIO, BETHLEHEM
Friday October 16 6:00 PM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Jerry Jam Productions present RoCtoberfest Masquerade Ball with three bands: Rice: An American Band; Otis Grove with the Akashic Horns; Roots of Creation. Doors open at 5:30, cash bar serving beer and wine, hors d’oeuvers by Cafe De La Luna, costume contest, 50/50 raffle, Jerry Jam 2016 raffle. $30 at the door. For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org. 

ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS PRESENT “THE MATCHMAKER”
Friday and Saturday October 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/.

BROOK RAMSDELL HALLOWEEN FUN RUN, LANCASTER
Saturday October 17 9:00 AM registration 10:00 AM start at Lancaster Fire Station. All proceeds will go to the Brooke Ramsdell Memorial Scholarship Fund. An annual scholarship is given to a White Mountain Regional HS student athlete who exemplifies excellence and leadership in the athletic realm and assists in building a positive school climate. 

SKI MT. EUSTIS WORK DAY, LITTLETON
Saturday and Sunday October 17 & 18 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Mount Eustis Ski Hill. Help is needed to build the permanent rope tow, weed whack and brush cut around the warming hut, dig holes and install telephone poles for lights and for the tow, site work for the top building, cut brush back from sides of trail, groomer maintenance, dig trenching to bury lighting conduit, grade driveway, remove debris from ski slope, and more. Folks with experience are needed but folks who can volunteer general unskilled labor are needed too. For more more information, email info@mteustis.org

RIVERFIRE FALL FESTIVAL, BERLIN
Saturday October 17 2:00-10:00 PM Northern Forest Heritage Park and nearby River Walk. Zombie ATV Poker Run - dress up like a zombie, decorate your rig and compete for prizes. Prizes also awarded for best and worst poker hands. Register at White MT ATV Rental in Gorham and then ride to Northern Forest Heritage Park in Berlin. At the park: kids’ bouncy house, 5K run, duck race, petting zoo, laser tag, pumpkin carving, cookie decorating, come in costume, live music, food, beer tent and more. At dusk, hundreds of carved and lit pumpkins and bonfires on the Androscoggin River. For additional information, visit http://www.androscogginvalleychamber.com/riverfire-festival/

CHILI & CHOWDER COOKOFF, BATH
Saturday October 17 3:00-6:00 PM Bath Village School. Proceeds benefit the Bath Historical Society. Bake sale, historical trivia games, outdoor youth activities, 50/50 raffle - must be present to win. For cook off rules and more information, visit www.bathhistoricalsociety.com

TRACING THE PASS, BETHLEHEM
Saturday October 17 4:30 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Free showing followed by discussion with the filmmaker, Elicia Epstein. During the summer of 2015, filmmaker Elicia Epstein travelled the propsed route of Northern Pass, talking with people along the way about the ways they will be, or already have been, affected by the Northern Pass transmission projects. For more information, visit ThePassProject.com. 

LEARNING TO DRIVE AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday October 17 at 7:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday October 18, 19, 20, at 7:30 PM, Wednesday October 21 at 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. A slice-of-life comedy/drama stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a middle-ages book critic who is shattered when her husband leaves her. In order to visit her daughter, who lives upstate, Wendy begins taking driving lessons from Darwan an American citizen originally from India who makes a living as a cabbie and giving driving lessons. The two strike-up a friendship that helps her learn to take control of her life, and him adjust to his new life after an arranged marriage. For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  Also: Grandma, Saturday October 17 at 9:15 PM and Sunday October 18 at 2:30 PM. 

BERLIN JAZZ
Sunday October 18 2:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Tickets $12. Eighteen-member big band playing a broad variety of jazz arrangements. In existence since 1987, the band has amassed a library of over 200 selections. This performance includes Conga, New York, NY, Bill Bailey, Birdland and the Blues Brothers Review. The 18+ musicians donate their time each week for rehearsal and play for the love of music, working to preserve the music of the big band era and the genre of Jazz.For more information, visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/shows/berlin%20jazz/info

NEIL GAIMAN DISCUSSION SERIES AT HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY
Monday October 19 7:00 PM at 67 Court Street. Fall book discussion series starts and features the work of bestselling author Neil Gaiman. “Good Omens”, co-authored with Terry Pratchett, will be discussed. The series continues on November 16 (“American Gods”) and December 14 (“The Ocean at the End of the Lane”). Free and open to the public. Copies of the books are available at the library. For more information, visit http://www.hliba.blogspot.com

HEALTH ROCKS: LRH COMMUNITY WELLNESS FAIR, LITTLETON
Wednesday October 21 4:00-7:00 PM Littleton Regional Healthcare, Medical Office Building. Free, family event featuring tours of the hospital, alternative medicine demos, meet the medical staff, fitness demos, healthy-eating refreshments, music, free health screenings, flu vaccines, and more. RSVP helpful but not required. Call 603 444-9355.

TOWN BY TOWN: CURRENT HISTORY OF THE ABENAKI, BERLIN
Wednesday October 21 6:00 PM White Mountains Community College, 2020 Riverside Drive. Current history of the Abenaki and other indigenous peoples of the North Country and open discussion of local Native history, language and culture.  Presented by Donna and John Moody. 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.

BACK TO THE FUTURE (THE ORIGINAL), BETHLEHEM
Wednesday October 21 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents, and must make sure that they fall in love or he'll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown. 50's and 80's attire encouraged. Family discounts. For more information, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES “ME BEFORE YOU”
Thursday November 12 5:00 PM Bath Public Library. By Jojo Moyes. Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life, who has barely been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life and now he is sure he cannot live the way he is. 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.

TEDX LITTLETON
Sunday November 22 4:00 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. TEDxLittleton is an evening event celebrating the exciting ideas, art, initiatives, inventions, and community that relate to and spring from Littleton. This year, the theme is “True North: A Rural Renaissance.” Leaders from around the community will share their passions, talents and ideas. Speakers include: Douglas Arion, Katherine Ferrier, Joe Klementovich, Suzanne Moberly, Matthew Toms, Josh Lawton, Courtney Vashaw, Geoffrey Sewake, Jack McEnany, Kevin Reagey, Tom O’Neil. Tickets $40 per person or $60 for a pair. Only 100 tickets can be sold. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1647596352119006/. To purchase tickets: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/tedx-littleton/. Doors open at 4. Food and drinks and live music for first hour of mingling and arrivals.First speaker is at 5 and there will be 5 speakers going until about 6:30/7:00. A good intermission of more food, drinks and dessert. Last five speakers on after intermission, probably ending around 8:30. It is more of a conference. 4-5 hours total.