North Country Events

Oct 22, 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.

WOOD PELLET HEATING SYSTEM AT ABBIE GREENLEAF LIBRARY, FRANCONIA
Thursday October 22 4:00-5:00 PM Abbie Greenleaf Library. Open house for residents and business owners to see the wood pellet heating system (not a stove) that was put in place when the library furnace failed. The library board of trustees and the Franconia Energy Commission met with the Select board to advocate for a move to pellet heat. Now the public can check out the new system. Of special interest to anyone considering moving away from fossil fuel heading. Sponsored by NH Wood Energy Council, time for Q&A, refreshments. For more information, call 603 823 8424. 

BOOK CLUB FOR WRITERS DISCUSSION, HAVERHILL
Thursday October 22 7:00 PM at 67 Court Street. The discussion will be about short stories by T.C. Boyle, Raymond Carver and Stephanie Vaughn. Book club for writers is a fiction discussion program that meets four time a year. Discussions are open to all and focus on craft and technique. Copies of the books are available at the library. For more information, visit http://www.hliba.blogspot.com

CLASSICAL & JAZZ FUSION GUITARIST DAVID ROGERS, GORHAM
Thursday October 22 7:00 PM Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street. Program includes Spanish, Flamenco, Up-Tempo Latin, original settings of Leonard Cohen, Rolling Stones, Roxy Music songs, as well as music by the Beatles, J.S. Bach, original compositions. David will also be premiering an original setting of Tim Buckley’s stunning Song to the Siren. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.medallionoperahouse.org

PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY, LITTLETON
Friday October 23 5:00-7:00 PM Littleton Bike & Fitness, 28 Cottage Street. Bring your own pumpkin or carve one donated by Porfido’s Market & Deli. All carved pumpkins will be on display for the Gathering of the Jack O Lanterns the following day. 

WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION TO MARK NEW EXHIBIT, COLEBROOK
Friday October 23 5:00-7:00 PM Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. Artists Michele Johnsen and Linda Tase launch their new exhibit, entitle Earthworks. On display until January 2, the exhibit features paintings by Johnsen and ceramic pieces by Tase. For more information, email thetillotsoncenter@gmail.com

LOS SUGAR KINGS, BETHLEHEM
Friday October 23 8:00 PM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Los Sugar Kings is a Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic live performances, rich harmonies, intense musicianship and ability to transcend genres with a rarely heard authenticity. Their music pays respect to the forefathers and traditions of Afro-Cuban Son, Salsa and Rumba-Flamenca, but Los Sugar Kings (named after a Cuban baseball team) also actively draws on influences from nearly every continent in their unique roots-rock-reggae fusion repertoire. Tickets $20. For more information and additional ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org. Presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. 

LITTLETON HARVEST FESTIVAL
Saturday October 24 10:00 AM Littleton Police Department Halloween Festival at Littleton High School for grades K-6, pumpkin carving contest, Bobo T Clown magic tricks and balloon animals. On Main Street, family-friendly trick or treating begins at 2 pm and ends at 4 pm. Hungry trick-or-treaters can head to participating merchants to receive spooky treats while parents browse the shelves. Be warned, if you see a skull and crossbones in the window, this means the storeowner has graciously bowed out of the treat giving, so please abstain from bringing wily trick-or-treaters inside.

ANNUAL HARVEST PORK SUPPER, LITTLETON
Saturday October 24 5:00-7:00 PM First United Methodist Church, 18 Main Street. Family style, roast pork loin, mashed potatoes, beets, squash, applesauce, pickles, rolls, homemade pies. Adults $10. For more information, visit http://www.fumclittleton.org

ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE JACK O LANTERNS, LITTLETON
Saturday October 24 6-9 PM. View hundreds of jack o lanterns on the flat rocks in the river between the Cottage Street bridge and the covered bridge. There will be a haunted river-walk, trick or treating during the day, ghoulish music. Costumes encouraged. Bring a carved pumpkin to Littleton Bike & Fitness before 4 PM on October 24th. Stop by Littleton Bike & Fitness to become a zombie for the night. Clean up starts around 8:30 PM. Volunteers always wanted. For more information or to volunteer, info@littletonbike.com

BLACK MASS AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday October 24 at 7:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday October 25, 26, 27, at 7:30 PM, Wednesday October 28 at 5:30 PM is 2 for 1 buddy night. In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.  For more information and ticket details, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.  Also: Learning to Drive, Saturday October 24 at 9:15 PM and Sunday October 25 at 2:30 PM. 

NORTH COUNTRY CLIMBING CENTER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, LISBON
Saturday October 24 7:00 PM Evergreen Sports Center,
2572 US Route 302. North Country Climbing Center (NC3) celebrates its first year with a slide show by local legendary climber Jon Sykes. Music, food, beverages, cade and more. For more information, email info@nhclimb.com

BATH PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS HISTORY PRESENTATION
Saturday October 24 7:00 PM Bath Village School, Route 302. Newbury author Michelle Arnosky leads a talk about the drama, triumph and legacy of the Confederate raid on St. Albans, VT, which took place in 1864. Part of the town’s 250th anniversary commemoration, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 603 747 3372. 

TESLA STRING QUARTET, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday October 24 7:30 PM South Congregational Church, 1052 Main Street. This prize-winning ensemble of two violins, cello and piano formed at the Julliard School in 2008. The program includes works by Haydn, Bartok and Dvorak. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.nekclassicalseries.org/performances.html#concert1

MOUNTAIN MONEY ALL STARS CONCERT, HAVERHILL
Saturday October 24 7:30 PM Alumni Hall, Court Street Arts. The Mountain Money Concert Series hosted by Patrick Ross occurred over 12 months in Bradford, VT and featured different twists on fiddle and banjo duos.  Hear all of those artists in one night of Bluegrass, Irish, Folk, Jazz and experimental banjo sounds.  Bow Thayer, Adam Buchwald, Hunter Paye, Steve Wright, Doug Perkins Dex Harding and bandleader Patrick Ross. Each musician will bring a unique style to the stage. Bring the whole family. The concert will be recorded for release by Rock Farmer Records. Tickets $22. For more information, visit www.alumnihall.org/events.html

BREAKFAST BUFFET AND PUMPKIN HURLING, LITTLETON
Sunday October 25 9:00 AM Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane.  Breakfast will be $5 for adults and $2 for children. Starting at 11:00, there will be a medieval-style trebuchet to catapult pumpkins into the lower parking lot onto a giant tarp with a bull’s eye. Dana Wein and Richard Andrews, two senior center friends and volunteers, have built this. For $5 per pumpkin, you pick the pumpkin and have it weighed. There is a 10 pound limit. Jack O’Lanterns will be available in wagons provided by Dave Harkless of Littleton Bike Shop. Each person can then adjust the tension on the trebuchet to determine the distance. Each landing will be marked, and the ones whose pumpkin goes the furthest will win $50. 

NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY BAND AT THE MOVIES, LANCASTER
Tuesday October 27 7:00 PM Rialto Theatre. Andrew Tobin conductor, an evening of your favorite movie music. Free. 

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION
Saturday November 21 9:00 AM 2245 Main Street. “Desert Queen” by Janet Wallach. Readers Cafe meets on the third Saturday of each month. Light refreshments. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, LINCOLN
Wednesday November 25 7:00 PM Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive. Debut of the 2015 National Tour of A Christmas Carol. One night only, expected to sell out. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2015-season/a-christmas-carol-2015/.