North Country Events

Jan 28, 2016

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

BRING YOUR OWN POETRY, PAINTING, PERFORMANCE POTLUCK, GORHAM

Thursday January 28 6:00 PM Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street. A free celebration where you can bring your own painting, poetry, performance and potluck. Come share your art with others or come to look, listen and enjoy. Annual meeting of the Arts Alliance at 6, potluck desserts and pop-up exhibit at 6:30, presentations start at 7. Sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Norther NH. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/188014381551502/.

CARIBBEAN STEEL DRUM BAND MANGO GROOVE, BETHLEHEM
Friday January 29 7:00 PM The Great Hall, White Mountain School, 371 West Farm Road. Five-piece Caribbean steel drum band Mango Groove has been building a reputation as an excellent dance and party band, playing authentic calypso and soca music from Trinidad and Tobago, as well as reggae, Motown, jazz, and more. The audience also learns about the history and culture of this genre. Free and open to the public, though donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, contact Becky Beno at becky.beno@whitemountain.org

HARDTACKS BRING CIVIL WAR MUSIC TO COLEBROOK
Friday January 29 7:00 PM Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. The Hardtacks will present a participatory coffeehouse concert featuring the music and voices of the Civil War era in a unique combination of period music, primary source texts and visual materials. Marek Bennet and Woody Pringle, both of southern NH make up The Hardtacks. This show is sponsored by Granvyl G. Hulse Jr. Tickets $15. For more information, visit www.gnwca.org

SOLARIZE AMMONOOSUC OPEN HOUSE, FRANCONIA
Saturday January 30 1:00 - 3:00 PM at the Fitzpatrick home, 202 Eaton Road. See a grid tied solar electric system in place, ask questions, speak to the installer and the homeowner. Have cookies and tea too. Call 823-5434 for more information or visit http://ammenergy.org/index.php/solarize-ammonoosuc/faq-and-resources

THROWBACK WINTER JUBILEE BENEFITS JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE, WOODSTOCK
Saturday January 30  5:00 PM Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery, Main Street. An evening of dining, dancing and a silent auction.  The style of the evening is based on the year 1986, which was the first season for the North Country Center for the Arts. Tickets $50. All proceeds benefit 2016 programs at Jean’s Playhouse. Auction items, which include a Loon Mountain Gold Pass ($1245.00 value), two admissions to each of 15 White Mountain attractions, gift baskets from local businesses, are available for review online. Those attending the event have the chance to bid on exotic trips including a $13,600.00 safari vacation. For more information, visit jeans-playhouse.com. 

THIRD ANNUAL CHOWDER PARTY, LANDAFF
Saturday January 30 5:30 PM Landaff Town Hall. Sample chowders and cornbread, play games with prizes, entrance by donation. For more information, call 603 838 6640. 

JOIN ACT FOR A WINTER HIKE, LYMAN
Sunday January 31 12:30 PM Meet at 50 Pettyboro Road. Easy winter walk in the ACT conserved Pettyboro Farm led by ACT board president Rosalind Page. Pettyboro Farm is home to stately forests and expansive views with moderately difficult terrain. Wear good boots or snowshoes, bring cameras, bring you friends and family. Directions: from Route 302 turn on to Lyman Road, turn left on Quebec Road, turn right on Clough Hill Road, turn left on Pettyboro Road and the farm will be on your right in about .25 miles. Look for the red Prius in the parking area. This hike is part of a series of winter outings on ACT conserved lands that will be held on the last Sunday of the month. For more information, visit www.aconservationtrust.org

THE LEGACY OF TRAIL CLUBS IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday February 3 7:00 PM Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street about one mile from Route 302. Local hiking columnist Mike Dickerman of Littleton presents his program based on the Museum of the White Mountains exhibit that he is co-curating this year with Steve Smith of Lincoln. Free and open to the public. Part of the annual Bretzfelder Park Family Education Series presented annually during the month of February. For more information, visit the rocks.org. 

FOOD BOOK DISCUSSION: AMERICAN WASTELAND, LANCASTER
Wednesday February 3 7:00PM Weeks Memorial Library, 128 Main Street. “American Wasteland” by Jonathan Bloom explores why Americans throw out or waste roughly half of their food. How does this effect the sustainable food movement? This discussion is part of the Dig Deeper series sponsored by the Keep Growing Initiative of Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Contact the librarians at Weeks Memorial Library if you are interested in borrowing “American Wasteland” through an inter-library loan.All welcome. For more information, visit http://www.aconservationtrust.org/2015/12/22/dig-deeper-with-keep-growing-winter-book-discussions/