North Country
9:23 am
Thu January 17, 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.

TODAY” MEET THE 2013 ARTISTS AT THE WREN GALLERY GALA EVENT, BETHLEHEM
Thursday Jan. 17, 5-7 PM, The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem. Meet the artists whose work will be exhibited in 2013, wine and cheese reception featuring art works by Heather Harvey and Elaine Gabriel. 2013 artists include Linda Elvira Piedra, Kelli Shedd, John MacIver, Bruce Richardson, and Cheryl Johnson. The Gallery at WREN connects artists and the community through the presentation of monthly solo and group shows featuring the original works of local, regional and nationally recognized artists. The Gallery is open daily from 10am-5pm.
For more information: 603-869-3100 or gallerywren@gmail.com

CONTRA DANCE, FRANCONIA
Friday Jan. 18, 7:30PM, Franconia Town Hall. Chip Hedler calling, David Carpenter on fiddle, David Van Houten on guitar. No experience needed. All dances taught, you just need to know how to walk. Enjoy some light exercise, great live music, and socializing with friends and neighbors.

ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS PRESENT CORMAC MCCARTHY'S SUNSET LIMITED
Friday Jan. 18, Sat. Jan. 19, & Friday Jan. 25 at 7:30PM, Saturday Jan. 26 at 2PM, Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury. Tickets $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. For more information: www.catamountarts.org.

17TH ANNUAL LISBON LIONS TIP-OFF CLASSIC
Friday - Sunday Jan. 18 - 20, annual basketball tournament at Lisbon Regional School for 5th and 6th grade children from several North Country communities.

READERS CAFE, BETHLEHEM LIBRARY
Saturday Jan. 19, 9 AM, Bethlehem Public Library, 2155 Main Street, Bethlehem. Third Saturdays. January's book is The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. See all 2013 selections here: http://bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.php For more information: (603) 869-2409 or bethlehemlibrary.org

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD, ST. JOHNSBURY
Sat. Jan. 19, Maria Stuarda, 12:55 pm live presentation on both screens, Jan. 26, 12:55PM, encore on one screen, both presentations are exactly the same. 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

GRASSFED BOYS HOUSE CONCERT AND OPEN JAM, EASTON
Saturday Jan. 19, 4:30 PM 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.

BEACH WARS: TEN THOUSAND YEARS ON A BARRIER BEACH, FRANCONIA
Saturday Jan. 19, 7 PM, Franconia Town Hall. Bill Sargent, Director of the Coastlines Project in Ipswich has written over a dozen award-winning books about the ocean and helped produce several films for the NOVA Sciences series on PBS. He will take audience members on a whirlwind tour of the last ten thousand years of history on Cape Cod's Nauset Beach, discussing glaciers, pirates, rum running, mooncussers, piping plover, coastal geology and sea level rise. Sponsored by the Franconia Area Heritage Council, open the public and free of charge, though donations are always appreciated. For more information: heritagemuseum@myfairpoint.net or 603 823 5000.

NORTH COUNTRY CEO ROUNTABLE INFORMATION SESSION, LITTLETON
Registration deadline is January 22 for this event on Tuesday Jan. 29, 8:30 AM-10:30 AM at the AHEAD office, 163 Main Street, Littleton. An exploratory conversation about convening a North Country CEO Roundtable.  After this meeting, those interested may register for the remaining five sessions, which will take place on the last Tuesday of the month. Facilitator: Teri Bordenav, a national consultant who has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1979 in a variety of senior leadership roles and as a consultant, including more than 20 years as CEO. Free admission at this event is available thanks to the support of the NH Charitable Foundation - North Country. For more information: www.nhnonprofits.org/trainingdetails.cfm?ID=1204

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WREN BERLIN CLEAN UP DAYS
Weds. Jan. 23 and Sat. Jan. 26, 10AM-4PM each day, help clean and paint new WREN Berlin space at 921 Main Street. Support, expertise, and able bodies are needed to help get this new project going so WREN will be spruced up and ready to open for classes and events by February. Feel free to drop in and out to check it out or lend a hand. If you plan to help, dress for a mess and bring a lunch.

HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION
Monday Jan. 28, 7 PM, Haverhill Corner Library, 67 Court Street, Haverhill. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson will be discussed. Copies will be available to borrow from the library. For more information call the library at 603 989 5578 or visit http://hliba.blogspot.com/2013/01/winter-book-discussion-series.html.