North Country
5:48 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

North Country Events

Compiled by Tova Cohen of Franconia.

The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

WOOL AND WONDER OPENING RECEPTION AT LISBON ARTS GALLERY
Friday Jan. 11, 6-8PM, Lisbon Arts Gallery, 28 Main Street, Lisbon. Featuring the fiber art of Dori Hamilton and the photo-montages and hand-made jewelry of Judy Brubaker, the exhibit runs from Jan. 9 through Feb. 10, regular gallery hours are Weds. through Sunday 10AM-4PM. For more information call the gallery at 603 838 2300 or visit http://theartsgallery.yolasite.com.

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS, LITTLETON
Saturdays from 10AM to noon throughout 2013, Littleton Fire Rescue will be holding Free Blood Pressure Clinics at the Fire Station. These are walk-in clinics; no appointments are necessary.

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD, ST. JOHNSBURY
Sat. Jan. 12, Les Troyens, 12:00pm, encore on one screen, exactly the same as the live presentation shown the previous week. Tickets $23, Catamount Arts members $21, students $10, purchase online at catamountix.com. Performances are at Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT. For more information: 802 748 2600 or www.catamountarts.org

MILES AND MILES OF MUSIC ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION, WOODSVILLE
Saturday Jan. 12, 1-5PM, at the Robert E. Clifford (R.E.C) Memorial Building, 65 South Court Street, Woodsville, NH. Acoustic string music jam supported by the Haverhill Recreation Department and Pete and Rita Stimson. If you sing "old country" we want you! If you enjoy music and would like to listen, your entry is free but donations are appreciated. Bring your own chair. To confirm date, or if you have questions or want more information call Pete at 603 787 6155 or Sherri at 603 787 6096. No drums or horns.

CONTRA DANCE, DANVILLE VT
Saturday Jan. 12, 7:30PM, Danville Town Hall, Route 2, Danville, VT. Calling by Chip Hedler, David Carpenter on fiddle, David Van Houten on guitar. No experience needed, all dances taught. Come enjoy live music, get some light exercise, and make new friends. You just need to know how to walk!

LOON MOUNTAIN SLOPESTYLE COMPETITION
Sunday Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m. Compete to accumulate points towards national competition. Registration in the Bunyan Room 7:30-8:45am, event starts at 9:30am. Non-members may sign up at registration that morning. For more information on USASA go to http://usasa.org/

ART MAKERS AND ARTS LOVERS, ARTS ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEETING, FRANCONIA
Tuesday, January 15, Franconia Town Hall, 421 Main Street. 6PM annual meeting, 6:30 potluck dessert, 7PM presentations and art sharing. All are invited to BYOP (Bring Your Own Poetry, Painting, Performance, Presentation, Potluck....). Pre-registration is requested for those interested in performing or bringing artwork; call 323-7302 or 823-5747 (or email info@aannh.org) to let us know what you'd like to present or exhibit. No admission charge. Donations to Arts Alliance 2013 school programming will be gratefully accepted -- and it's a great time to become an Alliance member. New Hampshire author, storyteller and humorist Rebecca Rule will serve as emcee for the evening. Becky will read her new book, "The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest, Sled Ride Ever!" and introduce the evening's presenters. The BYOP is an informal, no-tech opportunity for artists, members, partners and friends to share their artwork, art-making process, or organizational news. In addition to three-minute performances and presentations, tables will be set for a pop-up exhibit of visual arts and crafts. The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire is a network of arts organizations, schools, businesses, artists, and other individuals whose mission is to promote, support, and sustain the arts in the North Country.

EAT OUT AND SUPPORT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
Weds. Jan. 16, 5-8PM, Ninety Nine Restaurant, 685 Meadow Street, Littleton. Give your server a donation voucher, which you can obtain at the restaurant on the day of the event. The restaurant donates 15% of your guest bill to the Boys and Girls Club of the North Country. For more information 603 838 5954 or go to www.bgcnorthcountry.org

GRASSFED BOYS HOUSE CONCERT AND OPEN JAM, EASTON
Saturday Jan. 19, 4:30PM concert, 6PM potluck dinner, 7PM open jam. The GrassFed boys are bluegrass musicians Nick Mike, Dave Choate, Perry Williams and Jeff Simano. They are fun, they are tight, they can harmonize like the best barbershop quartet. You will want to break out of your seat and dance. Contact Brenda Shannon Adam to reserve a seat 603-823-7061 or brendashannonadam@me.com. $10, all proceeds go to the musicians. Also, please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.

READERS CAFE AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday, Jan. 19, 9AM, Bethlehem Public Library, 2155 Main St. Bethlehem, (603) 869-2409. The book to be discussed is The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. All welcome. See all 2013 selections here: http://bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.php