North Country Events

Jan 21, 2016

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

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION ON NORTHERN PASS, LINCOLN
Thursday January 21 6:00 PM The Mountain Club at Loon, 90 Loon Mountain Road. The NH Site Evaluation Committee will preside over a post-acceptance public information session regarding the Northern Pass Transmission project application. The purpose of this session is to provide the public with information on the proposed project, to provide an opportunity for comments and questions from the public, and to explain the process the subcommittee will follow in reviewing the application. Members of the public will be asked to submit questions in writing. Beginning at 5:00 PM, Northern Pass will host an Open House, which will run concurrently with the information session. The Open House is for residents who wish to meet one-on-one with Northern Pass representatives, ask questions, and view detailed maps of the project. For more information, visit www.northernpass.us

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. 

6TH ANNUAL NANSEN-MILAN WINTER FESTIVAL, MILAN
Friday January 22 6:30 PM - Sunday January 24 The festival starts at the ice rink in Milan with the Milan Village School PTO’s Burning of the Greens bonfire, ice skating and cocoa. On Saturday, the featured event is the Mahoosuc 100 Sled Dog Race, which leaves from the Mahoosuc Inn. The public is invited to meet the dog teams and mushers from 9:00 - 10:00 AM. There are additional opportunities later in the day to meet the dogs and mushers. There will be snow sculpting, the Winter Classic Broomball Tournament at the ice rink starting at 9:00 AM, and the Mid-Winter Market at the Milan Village School 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, with live music, food, crafts, 50/50 raffle, kids’s play area, and more. On Sunday, the Nansen Ski Club hosts 1-14 km cross country ski races at the Milan Hill State Park with registration from 9:00-10:00 AM. For more details, visit www.skinansen.com

CONVERSATION ABOUT POPULATION-BASED HEALTH CARE, COLEBROOK
Saturday January 23 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tillotson Center 14 Carriage Lane. Hosted by the Indian Stream Health Center and the North Country Community Recreation Center. The day’s goals: To develop the necessary services to manage our community’s health by engaging the leadership and resources of the Indian Stream Health Center, the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Northern Human Services and community organizations and members who are not directly involved in health care; to plan for the community-based services that are necessary to manage our population’s health; to learn the benefits of active living, how individuals engage in active living, and explore existing community models for active living. All welcome. For more information, contact Lori Moran, lmnccrc@myfairpoint.net

VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE RACES, GROVETON
Saturday January 23 10:00 AM at Speedway 51. The Great North Woods Vintage Snowmobile Series enters its ninth year of racing. Hosted by the Pittsburg Ridge Runners, Umbagog Snowmobile Association, and Lisbon Stump Jumpers. The series offer 17 classes based upon the engine size for sleds manufactured in 1974 and older that are fan-cooled or free-air, single- or twin-cylinder. Races start at 10 and continue through the day. Hot food and drinks available. $5 per person entrance fee. For more information, visit www.thegreatnorthwoodssnowmobilerace.com

CASINO NIGHT BENEFITS BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, LISBON
Saturday January 23 6:00 - 10:00 PM at the Boys & Girls Club of the North Country, 2572 Route 302. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club. Play blackjack, craps, Texas hold’em, wheel of fotune, roulette. Enjoy dancing, raffle, silent auction, buffet dinner, cash bar, entertainment by Matt Teller and DJ Phil Rivera. $40 per person or $70 with a friend, admission includes a $50 chip per person, must be 21 or over to attend. For more information, contact Eric@BGCNorthCountry.org

ACOUSTIC MUSIC JAM, WOODSVILLE
Sunday January 24 Noon - 4:00 PM Robert E. Clifford Memorial Building, 65 South Court Street. Anyone who plays an instrument or enjoys country and bluegrass music is welcome. Light snacks for a suggested $3 donation. 

PIANIST DAN KENNEDY IN CONCERT, BERLIN
Sunday January 24 2:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Dan is a professional pianist who has played 100 engagements in the last three years. In 2015, Dan was proudly elected to both Whisperings and to the Enlightened Piano Artist Network, putting him on an elite list of the top 300 contemporary solo pianists in the world. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/categories/st%20kieran.

SOLO PIANIST IEVA JOKUBAVICIUTE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Sunday January 24 3:00 PM South Congregational Church, 1052 Main Street. Enjoy Ieva’s expressive musicality as she performs works by Mozart, Debussy, Faure, Janacek and Schumann. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.nekclassicalseries.org/performances.html#concert2

SOLARIZE AMMONOOSUC KICKOFF EVENT, SUGAR HILL
Sunday January 24 4:00-6:00 PM Polly’s Pancake Parlour, Route 117. The solarize program is a community-based initiative for making residential solar power more affordable through group purchasing. This event starts a four-month campaign to raise awareness about solar photoelectric systems and hopefully have a few dozen installed in the area. Come learn about the cost of solar power, the 30% federal tax credit that makes solar even more affordable, price reductions when more residents sign contracts for solar installations, arranging a solar consultation at your home, market values of solar homes, solar investment payback, how to calculate solar costs for your home, and learn from experiences of neighbors who have already installed solar. For more information, visit http://ammenergy.org/index.php/solarize-ammonoosuc/events-and-news

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES “THE SOUND OF A WILD SNAIL EATING”
Thursday February 11 5:00 PM Bath Public Library. While an illness keeps her bedridden, Elisabeth Bailey watches a wild snal that has taken up residence on her nightstand. As a result, she discovers the solace and sense of wonder that this mysterious creature brings and comes to a greater understanding of her own confined place in the world. 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 bathlibrary@together.net.