North Country Events

Feb 25, 2016

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

ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH LENTEN MUSIC SERIES, LITTLETON
Thursday February 25 at Noon at 35 School Street. Free 40-minute performance by soprano Donna Brewster and mezzo-soprano Kristjar Nielson. Thursdays during Lent, February 25 through March 17. Bring your bag lunch and a warm beverage and listen to some inspiring music. All welcome, donations appreciated. For more information, visit www.allsts.org

TOM HAYES & ROB STEEN, COMEDIANS, BERLIN
Friday February 26 7:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Opening the show is Rob Steen, a street performer at 12, Steen created North Shore Comedy at 15, with juggling and improve skills he started doing standup comedy, and books as many as 20 shows a week. Tom Hayes fell into the Boston comedy scene with names such as Stephen Wright, Lenny Clarke, Bobcat Goldthwait and Denis Leary. He rose to the Boston standard and headlined many prestigious Boston clubs, For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/categories/st%20kieran.

CONTRA DANCE, PEACHAM
Friday February 26 7:00 PM Peacham Town Gym. Mary Wesley calling to the music of the PARSNIPS. No experience or partner needed, appropriate for all ages, all dances taught, you just need to know how to walk. Donations of refreshments to share always welcome. Financial donations to support the band also appreciated. For more information, contact Frank Miller at frank.miller@charter.net

ANNUAL PEACHAM WINTER CARNIVAL
Saturday February 27 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Peacham Village. Activities include pancake breakfast, sugar cube art, silent auction, bingo, guided nature walk, sleigh rides (maybe wagon rides), snow roller barn open, chili at the library, ice skating, snow shoeing, sledding, winter artifact display, pie eating contest, morris dancers, and more. Peacham Cafe open too. For details, visit http://www.peacham.net/wintercarnivalindex.php

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER BENEFITS TOWN OF CARROLL
Saturday February 27 5:00 - 8:00 PM Carroll Town Hall at the intersection of Route 302 and Route 3. Vegetarian sauce on request, raffle bucket sale, free will donation, non-alcoholic beverages served, BYOB allowed, 250th anniversary celebration. 

HAM & BEAN DINNER BENEFITS DALTON TOWN HALL
Saturday February 27 5:00 - 7:00 PM old Dalton Town Hall. Sponsored by the Friends of the Dalton Town Hall. Baked ham, homemade baked beans, coleslaw, homemade desserts. Raffle baskets will be offered at dinner. For more information, call Terri Parks at 603 837 9120. 

JOE LOUIS WALKER AND THE NOR’EASTERS BAND, LINCOLN
Saturday February 27 7:00 PM Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive.  Blues Hall of Famer Joe Louis Walker has been called a legendary boundary-pushing icon of modern blues. He is a powerhouse guitar virtuoso, unique singer and prolific songwriter. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2016-season/joe-louis-walker-2/.

SOLARIZE AMMONOOSUC: SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POLE-MOUNTED ARRAY OPEN HOUSE, FRANCONIA
Sunday February 28 1:00 - 3:00 PM at the Strange residence, 159 Franconia Mountains Road. For more information, call 846 8039 or visit http://ammenergy.org/index.php/solarize-ammonoosuc/faq-and-resources

MEALS ON WHEELS FUND RAISER, LITTLETON
Sunday February 28 1:00 PM Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane. Enjoy an Italian dinner with entertainment by Dick Alberini and Phil Rivers. Raffles too. $10 adults. Advance ticket purchase required. Call Phyllis Gonyer at 603 444 6050.

WINTER WALK IN COOLEY-JERICHO COMMUNITY FOREST, SUGAR HILL
Sunday February 28 1:30 PM meet at the main parking area on Trumpet Round Road. From Dyke Road, turn left on Jericho Road and then left again on Trumpet Round Road. This will be either a snow shoe walk or a hike with views of the White Mountains from several vantage points on the new Blue Loop Trail (yet to be better named). There will be two loop options depending on the size and inclination of the group. Dress and come prepared according to the conditions. A map and directions, and more information, are at www.aconservationtrust.org. On the day of the hike, if you have questions, call hike host Rebecca Brown at 603 728 5557. 

AUDITIONS FOR SPRING PLAY “THE DINING ROOM” AT JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Monday February 29 & Tuesday March 1 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive. “The Dining Room” is a humorous take with an array of diverse characters who delineate the dying lifestyle of wealthy WASPdom and the now neglected room that was once a vital center of family life. Be prepared to read from the script, you need to attend only one of the two audition dates. Previous theater experience is not required. Performances are May 13-15. For more information, visit JeansPlayhouse.com. 

BETH HART: INTIMATE, UNFORGETTABLE BLUES, ST. JOHNSBURY
Wednesday March 2 7:00 PM Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy. Blues rocker Beth Hart is known for holding back nothing, gut-wrenching lyrics, undeniable feeling, she powers through song stories with a combination of emotive vibrato and manic intensity. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://kcppresents.catamountarts.org/beth-hart-intimate-unforgettable-blues/

23RD ANNUAL AMMONOOSUC AMBLE BENEFITS MILES FOR SMILES, BETHLEHEM
Saturday April 23 9:00 AM registration at Profile School, Route 18. 5-mile walk or run starts and ends at Profile School. All proceeds benefit Miles for Smiles - the Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Dental and Oral Health Center. Medals for top finishers and for those who raise the most money for ACHS. All participants registered by March 31 receive a T-shirt. Walkers start at 10:30 AM, kids fun run starts 10:35 AM, runners start at 11:00 AM. Kids fun run is free but kids must be registered to receive a T-shirt. Online registration $25 or register the day of the race $30. For more information or to register online, visit http://www.ammonoosuc.org/index.php/amble/details/race_details

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB SEEKS AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
The Boys & Girls Club of the North Country, located on Route 302 in Lisbon, near Evergreen, is currently accepting applications for an administrative assistant -- potential for full or part time. Anticipated start date is June 2016. The right candidate is self-motivated and knowledgable in MS Office. Prior experience with non-profits, grant writing, marketing, social media and accounting a plus. Starting salary commensurate with experience, benefits available with a full time position. Send resume and salary requirements to Eric Frydman at eric@bgcnorthcountry.org