North Country Events

Feb 11, 2016

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

VALENTINE CHOCOLATE SALES BENEFIT FRIENDS IN COUNCIL, LISBON
Thursday & Friday February 11 & 12 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturday February 13 from 9:00 AM - Noon at Du-Ez Irving Station, Main Street and Woodsville Guaranty Bank, Main Street. You can purchase chocolates during these times at these locations. To order ahead, call Dori Hamilton at 603 838 5149. Friends in Council is the local club of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, NH and the General Federation in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1897, Friends in Council raises funds to support local community projects such as the Boys & Girls Club of the North Country, Lisbon Regional School’s French Club trip to France, gifts for military families at Christmas, flowers for Lisbon’s downtown and more. 

VOTING RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY & DISCUSSION, BETHLEHEM
Thursday February 11 6:30 - 8:30 PM Bethlehem Public Library, Main Street. Showing of the documentary, “Selma: Bridge to the Ballot” (this is not the movie called “Selma”), followed by a discussion of voting issues led by Mike O’Brien, NH Field Director of America Votes. Hosted by the Northern Grafton County Democrats. All welcome. Free and open to the public. 

UPSTAGE PLAYERS AUDITIONS FOR LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, LITTLETON
Thursday February 11 6:30 - 8:30 PM 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

ANNUAL CHOWDER LUNCHEONS, LITTLETON
Fridays February 12 through March 18 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Littleton Methodist Church, 18 Main Street. Social event, fun for all ages, bring your spouse, friends, secretary, boss. Fish or corn chowder, homemade sandwiches, homemade pies, free delivery. Thursdays, email your order to FUMCChowder@gmail.com or Fridays, call your order in to 603 444 5567 between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM for delivery, or after 10:00 AM for pick up only. 

STORIES, POEMS AND COMEDY OPEN MIC, LITTLETON
Friday February 12 7:00 - 10:00 PM The Loading Dock, Mill Street. An opportunity for the community to share stories, poems and comedy with an audience in an intimate setting. All ages welcome, $5 goes to sustaining The Loading Dock, a multi-disciplinary space that includes art, music and technology. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/450765385109062/

THE UPSTAGE PLAYERS PRESENT “ALMOST, MAINE”, LITTLETON
Friday & Saturday February 12, 13 at 7:30 PM and Sunday February 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

NOT YOUR MOM’S MUSICAL THEATER: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, GORHAM
Friday February 12 7:30 PM Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street. An off-Broadway spoof, Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater presents The Musical of Musicals. June, the ingenue, can’t pay her rent and is threatened by her evil landlord and she creates five different musicals from the same story, each written in the distinctive style of one of musical theater’s popular composers. Presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern NH. Tickets $20 at the door, $15 if purchased in advance, visit http://www.aannh.org.dnnmax.com/events/TheMusicalofMusicals/tabid/1040/Default.aspx to purchase tickets or for more information. 

ANNUAL FRANCONIA SKATING PARTY AND BOOK SALE
Saturday February 13 Book sale is 10:00 - 2:00 PM at the Abbie Greenleaf Library and Skating Party is Noon - 4:00 PM at the Franconia Town Rink behind the library. Music to skate by, hot cocoa & cookies in the warming hut. An assortment of children’s books will also be in the warming hut for anyone to take free of charge thanks to the library. Skates may be rented at the Franconia Sports Shop on Main Street. The Friends of Abbie Greenleaf Library will hold the book sale in the library basement. The book sale is a major fund raiser for the library, books are $.50 to $1. Sponsored by Franconia Heritage Museum and Abbie Greenleaf Library. For more information: heritagemuseum@myfairpoint.net or library@franconianh.org

8TH ANNUAL JUST DESSERTS FUNDRAISER BENEFITS LITTLETON STUDIO SCHOOL
Saturday February 13 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street. Love and chocolates, $10 donation for a plate of homemade goodies, $50 donation for a Littleton Studio School gift certificate door prize, raffle tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. Need not be present to win. For more information, call 603 444 1066. 

9TH ANNUAL VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE RACES, LISBON
Saturday February 13 10:00 AM Route 302 across from Dale’s Auto Body. The Lisbon Stump Jumpers Snowmobile Club in partnership with the Great North Woods Racing Circuit host a day of vintage racing. See old snowmobiles race around the oval track. Cost is $5, free for under-12s. Food, family fun, a radar run will also be taking place. For more information, visit http://lisbonstumpjumpers.org/vintage-race-2014/vintage-race-information/

SOLARIZE AMMONOOSUC: SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC NETZERO HOME OPEN HOUSE, TWIN MOUNTAIN
Saturday February 13 10:00 AM - Noon at the Szauter residence, 100 Longview Drive. For more information, call 846 8039 or visit http://ammenergy.org/index.php/solarize-ammonoosuc/faq-and-resources

CABIN FEVER CONCERTS, GUILDHALL VT
Saturday February 13 6:30 PM Guild Hall (town hall) on VT Route 102 in downtown Guildhall located at 13 Courthouse Drive on the common. The evening begins with open mic featuring talented local musicians followed by Maddy Vaal and Manika Druke, two gifted young ladies, 14 years old, and evening of piano, guitar, cello, violin and singing. Concerts are second Saturdays October through March, performers are from the Northeast Kingdom and Northern NH, $5 donation at the door benefits the Guild Hall renovation project slated to begin this year. Refreshments and 50/50 raffle. For more information, call 802 328 2013.

WALTZ LESSONS AND OPEN DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday February 13 6:30 PM South Congregational Church, Main Street, next to St. Johnsbury Academy. Beginner lesson to start followed by 7:30 PM lesson that builds on the first lesson. Will Jeffries is the instructor. Open dance 8:30-10:30 PM, features various types of music including Latin, smooth, and more. $7.50 per lesson per person includes the dance. Students $5. For more information, contact pjciotti@yahoo.com.     

CABIN FEVER FOLLIES, BERLIN
Sunday February 14 2:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Local talent sharing music from around the world. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/categories/st%20kieran.

VALENTINES DAY WINTERLUDE CONCERT, SUGAR HILL
February 14 3:00 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117. Program includes works by Haydn, Debussy and Schumann. Musicians include Muneko Otani on violin, Ronnie Bauch on violin, Ah Ling Neu on viola, Elizabeth Anderson on cello, and Bernard Rose on piano. 1:00 PM lecture before the concert, on Debussy, with Bernard Rose. For more information and tickets, call 603 444 0309. 

TANZANIA: FROM MAHALE CHIMPS TO SERENGETI CATS, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday February 17 7:00 PM Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street about one mile from Route 302. Chuck and Betsey Philips give a program about two distinct eco zones of Tanzania: Mahale Mountains on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and the plains of the Serengeti. 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. 

WARREN MILLER’S CHASING SHADOWS, LINCOLN
Wednesday February 17 7:00 PM Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive. Explore what it means to be inspired, and what it is about exotic locations and snow-covered summits that keep us searching for more. As skiers and snowboarders we chase a feeling, a memory, a storm, a turn — we’ve been chasing it our whole lives and we’ll keep chasing it a lifetime more.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2016-season/winter-festival-2016/