North Country Events

Feb 18, 2016

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

ALEJANDRO’S OLE TYME MAGIK SHOWE, LINCOLN
Thursday February 18 7:00 PM Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive. See a shadow become reality, a floating silver sphere, and an instant transformation of two people; all this plus the comic relationship between Alejandro and audience. Performed in a style reminiscent of the Vaudeville era, this is a one-man stand-up show with an emphasis on audience participation, visual magic, and physical comedy. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2016-season/winter-festival-2016/

SPAGHETTI SUPPER BENEFITS HONDURAS HOPE, FRANCONIA
Friday February 19 5:30 - 7:30 PM Franconia Community Church, Route 116. Hosted by Alex Ray of the Common Man Family and the Franconia Community Church. All proceeds go to the local non-profit organization, Honduras Hope, which partners with local Honduran villages to improve the lives of the residents of one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere. Dinner, provided by the Italian Farmhouse, includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, beverages, ice cream. Local music. $12 adults, $6 kids 5 - 11, kids under 5 free. For more information, contact Beth.hondurashope@gmail.com

FRANK SANTOS: THE R-RATED HYPNOTIST, LINCOLN
Friday February 19 7:00 PM Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive. Be amazed when you, your friends, or strangers across the room become the stars of the show, as audience members are compelled to believe that they are singers, dancers, and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2016-season/winter-festival-2016/

SUMMIT ON THE ECONOMY: IDEAS TO ACTION, COLEBROOK
Saturday February 20 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Colebrook Elementary School cafeteria. Moving the North Country economy forward, presented by Citizens for a Vibrant Economy, regional leaders working together for a vibrant and resilient economy. Topics to be explored include workforce development and training, new businesses and entrepreneurship, Canadian market, regional collaboration and marketing. Free and open to the public. Lunch provided. Register online at northcountrychamber.org. 

LANCASTER OPEN MIC
Saturday February 20 6:00-9:00 PM Methodist Church Hall, Main Street. Third Saturday of each month. All types of music are welcome. Dancing is encouraged. This is a family event that started in July 2007. Suggested donation $3 per person. For more information, call or text Lyndall at 603 631 4890.  

DESIGNER BAG BINGO BENEFITS RIVERSIDE RESCUE, LITTLETON
Saturday February 20 7:00 PM Littleton Elks Club, Route 302. Doors open at 6. All bingo proceeds benefit Riverside Rescue animal shelter in Lunenburg, VT. Must pre-purchase ticket for $20, which includes first packet. Tickets available at Riverside Rescue 802 892 5300, New to You Consignments, Lancaster 603 788 3377 & Abbot Rental & Party Store, Littleton 603 444 6557. For more information, visit http://www.riversideanimalrescue.org/events/

LITTLETON IDOL COMPETITION
Saturday February 20 7:00 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. Local vocalists are invited to participate in the competition, which will offer a $150 first prize. This year's show benefits the Littleton Opera House Renovation Fund. Littleton Idol is modeled after American Idol but is not part of the national competition. It is a local annual event that showcases the best North Country talent. Tickets are $10, $5 for under-12s. The show is presented by the Littleton Civic Booster Club, which picks a local effort to benefit each year. For more information, contact lttnboosterclub@aol.com

COMEDIAN JUSTON MCKINNEY, LINCOLN
Saturday February 20 7:00 PM Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive. Former Maine Deputy Sheriff turned comedian, McKinney grew up on the Maine/NH border. After patrolilng that same border as a deputy sheriff, McKinney moved to NYC and worked his way into the weekend line-up at comedy clubs such as Comedy Strip Live, Stand-Up New York, Dangerfields, Gotham and Caroline’s. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2016-season/winter-festival-2016/

FIDDLER PATRICK ROSS ONE-MAN SHOW: EDUTAINMENT, COLEBROOK
Saturday February 20 7:30 PM and Sunday February 21 3:00 PM, Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. Vermont Rock Farmer Records recording artist and Newbury, Vt resident Patrick Ross draws audiences into the dance between fiddle tunes and the stories that go with them. 13 different instruments are played during the program. Admission $15. The Sunday show is a children’s show with guest performer Steven Lindholm and is free for children under 12 accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1663088383960094/

ACOUSTIC MUSIC JAM, WOODSVILLE
Sunday February 21 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. 

SINGER SONGWRITER AMY SPEACE IN CONCERT, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday February 24 7:00 PM 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center at 42 Maple Street. Amy Speace and special guest Maryleigh Roohan. Amy will be arriving from her recent album release party in NYC. Critics have described her as channeling the classics, grace over drama, someone still making good music. Part of the Cabin Fever Concert Series. Tickets $40 at the door. For more information, visit www.42Maple.org

THE NATURE OF ICELAND, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday February 24 7:00 PM Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street about one mile from Route 302. Local naturalist David Govatski presents a program about the flora, fauna, geology and culture of Iceland, considered to be the land of fire and ice, and a paradise for geologists and nature lovers. 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. 

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES “THE LIGHT BETWEEN THE OCEANS”
Thursday March 10 5:00 PM Bath Public Library. After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock. To this isolated island, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up on shore carrying a dead man and a living baby. 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.