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NO STRINGS MARIONETTE COMPANY: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, HAVERHILL
Friday December 18 6:30 PM Alumni Hall, Court Street Arts. Eighteen large-scale puppets whisk you through the good ole streets of Charles Dickens’ London. Visits from the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future encourage the everlasting spirt of Christmas in all. Tickets $10. For more information, visit www.alumnihall.org/events.html.
CONCERT BENEFITS HEATING FUEL FUND, LANCASTER
Friday December 18 7:00 PM St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Main Street. An informal concert offered by soprano Victoria Cole and pianist Allan DiBiase. Free admission with any donations going to the Heating Fuel Fund, which is a project of the Franconia Community Church in support of families who need help staying warm this winter. The concert includes works by Samuel Barber, Richard Strauss and Franz Lehar. For more information, call 603 823 8125.
FARMERS’ MARKET, LANCASTER
Saturday December 19 9:00 AM - Noon Lancaster Town Hall, local artisans and crafters. Third Saturdays through April.
FESTIVAL OF TREES, LITTLETON
Saturday December 19 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM First United Methodist Church, 18 Main Street. The 25 Trees of Christmas, are decorated and donated for viewing, and there is a silent auction to benefit local charities. Many, many local businesses donated the trees and decorations. A family event. All welcome.
LANCASTER OPEN MIC
Saturday December 19 6:00-9:00 PM Methodist Church Hall, Main Street. Third Saturday of each month. All types of music are welcome. Dancing is encouraged. This is a family event that started in July 2007. Suggested donation $3 to help cover the cost of the hall. For more information, call or text Lyndall at 603 631 4890.
THE LONGEST NIGHT BENEFIT FOR FOLKS WHO ARE HOMELESS, FRANCONIA
Monday December 21 6:00 PM through Tuesday December 21 6:00 AM Dow Field. Participants will spend the night "temporarily homeless”, raising awareness and supporting the mission of the Bancroft House in providing shelter for the North Country Homeless. Registration forms and pledge sheets will be e-mailed to anyone interested in participating in the event. Refreshments will be provided by Dunkin Donuts, Subway, and other local dining establishments. Shelter will be provided and tents are welcome. Winter weight sleeping bags are required. Additional blankets will be available on limited basis. If interested in participating email Kevin at email@example.com.
BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES “THE DRY GRASS OF AUGUST”
Thursday January 14 5:00 PM Bath Public Library. On a scorching day in August 1954, 13-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, NC, with her family for a Florida vacation. Crammed into the Packard along with Jubie are her three siblings, her mother, and the family’s black maid, Mary Luther. She could never have predicted the shocking turn their trip will take. Books may be picked up at the Bath Library; hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00am to noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS MADRIGAL DINNER, MONROE
Friday & Saturday January 22 & 23 6:00 PM and Sunday January 24 4:00 PM, Monroe Town Hall. “The Return of the Admiral” continues the adventures of Christopher Columbus as he returns to Spain from the New World, he is depressed and poor, been stripped of his title and pension, his mistress is cold and unsympathetic, his attorney cousin is inept. He is sent on another voyage and returns with a special surprise for the royals. An evening of music, mirth, magic, dance and feasting. Under the direction of Alan Rowe, written by Woody Starkweather, directed by Bill Vinton. Tickets $30 adults, buy online at tickets.catamountarts.org.