North Country Events

Nov 12, 2015

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

FALL PLAYS AT LITTLETON HIGH SCHOOL
Thursday, Friday, Saturday November 12, 13 14 at 7:00 PM and also Saturday at 2:00PM. Littleton High School. LHS drama students are putting on two shows. The Suessification of Romeo and Juliet stars Eric Shafer as Romeo. The second show is a take on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, called Kids in Louvre.

THE WIZARD OF OZ, LANCASTER
Friday & Saturday November 13, 14 at 7:00 PM Lancaster Town Hall. Presented by the Colonel Town Players. 

GIVE AND TAKE, LINCOLN
Friday and Saturday November 13 & 14 7:00 PM and Sunday November 8 2:00 PM Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive. A collection of multicultural folk tales from around the world focusing on lessons in generosity and greed. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2015-season/give-and-take-2015/.

RUMORS BY NEIL SIMON, LITTLETON
Friday November 13 at 7:30 PM and Sunday November 15 at 3:00 PM.  Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. The Upstage Players present. Due to occasional uses of profanity, parental guidance is suggested. This show is suitable for any children who would be allowed to see a PG-13 movie. For more information, visit http://www.upstageplayersnh.org

MEGAN JEAN & THE KFB IN CONCERT, BETHLEHEM
Friday November 13 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM,  at 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center, 42 Maple Street. Megan Jean and the KFB, or Klay Family Band, arrange a demented blend of americana, punk, dance, and the avant-garde that they’ve taken to describing as, “a metal band, if it was 1927.” Inventive percussion, electified banjo, and voice have earned Megan Jean and the KFB a dedicated following all over the east coast. Tickets $35. For more information, visit www.42Maple.org

LE VENT DU NORD CONCERT, HAVERHILL
Friday November 13 7:30 PM Alumni Hall, Court Street Arts. These musicians are blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on stage. Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. Tickets $22. For more information, visit www.alumnihall.org/events.html.

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS IN THE COUNTRY, MONROE
Saturday November 14 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monroe Town Hall. Quality crafts, more than 30 artisans, tea table, light lunch. 

CELEBRATION OF PRAISE GOSPEL CONCERT, LITTLETON
Saturday November 14 4:00 PM Littleton Opera House. Presented by Bread of Life Pentecostal Church, the concert include many groups from NH, VT, RI and ME. For more information: breadoflifeupc@gmail.com

SPAGHETTI DINNER BENEFITS RIVERSIDE RESCUE, LITTLETON
Saturday November 14 5:00 PM All Saints Episcopal Church, 35 School Street. All you can eat dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salads, dessers. $10 per person. Proceeds benefit Riverside Rescue Animal Shelter of Lunenburg, VT. For more information, visit www.riversideanimalrescue.org

CROSS STEP WALTZ LESSONS AND OPEN DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday November 14 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. $7.50 per lesson per person includes the dance. Students $5. For more information, contact pjciotti@yahoo.com.     

CABIN FEVER CONCERTS, GUILDHALL VT
Saturday November 14 6:30 PM Guild Hall (town hall) on VT Route 102 in downtown Guildhall located at 13 Courthouse Drive on the common. The evening begins with open mic featuring talented local musicians followed by Islay Mist Ceilidh, an Irish traditional music ensemble from the Lancaster NH area, they are regulars at the Lancaster Fair, the AMC Highland Center, and other local gatherings. 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, BETHLEHEM
Sunday November 15 3:00-5:00 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Artist talk. Sponsored by the Omni Mount Washington Resort. 

ADOPTION ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION, BETHLEHEM
Monday November 16 6:00 PM Bethlehem Public Library. Adoption facilitators, parents and adoptees will offer perspectives, answer questions and share their stories. This program is part of National Adoption Awareness Month. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org

COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON HOSPITAL AFFILIATION PLAN
BERLIN and COLEBROOK: Monday November 16 6:00 PM
LITTLETON and LANCASTER: Tuesday November 17 6:00 PM
Join Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Littleton Regional Healthcare, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital and Weeks Medical Center for an update on the final affiliation for the four hospitals. Representatives from each hospital’s administration and the NH attorney general’s office will be available to share information and answer questions. RSVPs are appreciated. For more information, visit http://www.northcountryhealth.org/docs/affiliationcommunitymeetingsprintad1115.pdf

NEIL GAIMAN DISCUSSION SERIES AT HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY
Monday November 16 7:00 PM at 67 Court Street. Fall book discussion series features the work of bestselling author Neil Gaiman. 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

TOWN OF FRANCONIA PUBLIC HEARING ON NORTHERN PASS
Wednesday November 18 7:00 PM Franconia Town Hall. Franconia Selectman meeting and public hearing on Northern Pass. The board of selectmen will listen to residents and tax payers concerns about the proposed route of buried lines for the Northern Pass project that will impact the town of Franconia. 

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.