North Country Events

Feb 5, 2016

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

SNOWFEST AT LOON MOUNTAIN BENEFITS CASA OF NH
Friday February 5 All day at Loon Mountain. All proceeds benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of NH. A CASA volunteer is a trained citizen appointed as the guardian of the case to represent a child victim in cases of abuse and neglect. This fund raiser is an all day affair, snow golf, skiing, live auction, raffles. Tickets are $105 for one or $400 for 4. For more information, visit https://www.casanh.org/snowfest

FIRST FRIDAY ARTIST RECEPTIONS IN BETHLEHEM
Friday February 5 5:00 - 7:00 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Artists Mary Jane Morse and Twin State Woodburners. Meet the artists, wine and light refreshments, all welcome. Exhibit on display through February 29. 6:00 - 8:00 PM The Maia Papaya, 2161 Main Street. Explore the North Country through the eyes of photographer Christopher Blair. 7:00 - 9:00 PM The Gallery @ 42 Maple Street. Sculptor Susan Neet Goodwin, Preserving Identities, appreciation of our diversity and our universality.7:00 - 9:00 PM Lost Dog Salon at 42 Maple, Genevieve Soberly is a Littleton High School senior and the featured student artist. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1674597079447164/.

THE UPSTAGE PLAYERS PRESENT “ALMOST, MAINE”, LITTLETON
Friday & Saturday February 5, 6, 12, 13 at 7:30 PM and Sunday February 7, 14 at 3:00 PM at the Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. A romantic comedy for Valentine’s day, these people in Maine are all happily in love, almost. The fictional town of Almost, Maine (it never organized into a town) is buried in snow and the off-beat residents seek meaningful connections as they fall in and out of love one enchanted Friday evening. Admission $10 in advance, $12 at the door. To purchase tickets online, visit www.catamountarts.org/shows/almost-maine

SOLARIZE AMMONOOSUC: PROJECT FINANCING & NET METERING, EASTON
Saturday February 6 10:00 AM - Noon at Easton Town Hall. Pastry and preservation. A representative from New Hampshire Electric Co-op will be present to answer questions. Call 823-5434 for more information or visit http://ammenergy.org/index.php/solarize-ammonoosuc/faq-and-resources

UPSTAGE PLAYERS AUDITIONS FOR LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, LITTLETON
Saturday February 6 2:00 - 5:00 PM and Thursday February 11 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. “Little Shop of Horrors” book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken has been performed for over 30 years. Callbacks will be after February 11, rehearsals start February 17 and will be most Wednesday and Thursday evenings as well as Sunday afternoons. Performances are April 15, 16, 22, 23 & 24. Interested actors should prepare a short song, preferably from musical theater repertoire, bring sheet music, singing with accompaniment (provided) preferred, actors may be asked to do some movement and/or read from the script, come prepared to move. For more information, visit www.upstageplayersnh.org

ACOUSTIC MUSIC JAM, WOODSVILLE
Sunday February 7 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. 

ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS AUDITION FOR “ON GOLDEN POND”
Sunday & Monday February 7 & 8 6:30 PM St. Johnsbury School Auditorium. Rehearsals begin shortly after auditions, performances are the last two weekends in April. “On Golden Pond” tells the story of Ethel and Norman Thayer who are returning to their summer home on a lake in Maine for their 44th year. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter Chelsea, her successful, dentist, financee Bill, and his teenage son, Billy. Six roles are available, the main two roles require a mature age. a female mid-20s to mid-30s, two males late 20s or mid-40s, and one teenage boy. For more information, contact directory Jan Clausing at 802 467 3043. 

STRING AND VOCAL TRIO “LOW LILY” IN CONCERT, COLEBROOK
Sunday February 7 at 7:00 PM Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. Formerly known as Annalivia, Low Lily explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration. Trio members are Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals, fiddle). Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. For more information, visit http://www.gnwca.org/upcoming-events/-folk-trio-low-lily-to-perform-in-colebrook-feb-7

OPEN MIC AT THE MORRISON, WHITEFIELD
Every second Monday. 6 Terrace Street. Music starts at 6:00 PM and goes till 7:15 PM. New talent always welcome. There is a tuned piano available. Public is welcome to participate or attend this free event. Signs will lead guests to the performance area from the front door. Performers may call Lyndall at 603 631 4890 or weekdays at 603 837 2541 with any questions or just show up. 

DINING FOR A CAUSE: LITTLETON REGIONAL HEALTHCARE AUXILIARY
Tuesday February 9 5:00 - 8:00 PM Ninety Nine Restaurant, Meadow Street. Print the voucher here: http://files.ctctcdn.com/00a9303c001/c795810f-9760-4044-84c5-fbff5b97135a.pdf?utm_source=Dining+for+a+cause+2%2F16&utm_campaign=Dining+for+a+cause&utm_medium=email. Then dine at the 99 on February 9th from 5 through 8 and 15% of your bill will be donated to the Littleton Regional Healthcare Auxillary. The LRH Auxiliary uses funds raised to support many programs, including Care-A-Van, Women’s Health Conference, Family Support Team, Reach Out & Reach Children’s Book Program, Sweats for Accident Victims in the ER, and much much more. For more information, email geninfo@lrhcares.org

WHAT IS NEW IN ASTRONOMY? BETHLEHEM
Wednesday February 10 7:00 PM Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street about one mile from Route 302. Presentation by Ben Moss, astronomy teacher at the White Mountain School and board member of the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation. 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. 

SNOW VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY BENEFITS CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER, LANCASTER
Saturday March 12 9:00 AM Colonel Town Tennis Courts. Proceeds from the Cold Hands Warm Hearts Volleyball Tournament benefit the Child Advocacy Center of Coos County. Double elimination, food & beverages available. Registration is $50 per team (5 players) and $10 for each additional player. Deadline to register is Wednesday March 9. Obtain entry forms by emailing Christine Gadwah at cooscac@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.cad-nh.org/coos