North Country Events

Mar 10, 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 March 10 at 7:00 PM at 35 School Street. Free 40-minute performance by William (Bill) Tobin on harp. Thursdays during Lent, February 25 through March 17. Note that this performance is at 7:00 PM and not at noon. All welcome, donations appreciated. For more information, visit www.allsts.org

THE GHOST OF PAUL REVERE IN CONCERT, BETHLEHEM
Friday March 11 6:30 PM at 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center, 42 Maple Street. Part of the Cabin Fever Concerts Series. Tickets $45 at the door. The Ghost of Paul Revere is Maine’s holler-folk band. They have a sound built around powerful three-part harmonies, energetic performances, and a non-traditional way of interpreting traditional American music. For more information, visit www.42Maple.org

THE LOGGER: COMEDIAN RUSTY DEWEES & FIDDLER PATRICK ROSS, LISBON
Friday March 11 7:00 PM Lisbon Regional School, 25 Highland Avenue. Vermont native Rusty Dewees is an entertainer, comedic artist, actor, producer, writer, musician, master of duct tape…and the Logger. Rusty does it all and keeps his fans and audiences laughing. Fiddler Patrick Ross, renown musician and another Vermont native, accompanies The Logger. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Tickets $25 adults, 12-17 $20. Proceeds benefit LTA Scholarship Education Foundation. 

IN THE BLOOD: HISTORY OF MAINE LUMBERMEN, COLEBROOK & BERLIN
Friday March 11 7:00 PM Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane and Saturday March 12 7:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. A film and live presentation illustrating the history of the Maine lumbermen and river drivers. Lumbermen began living in logging camps in the Maine woods in the early 1800s. The film/exhibit employ stories and descriptions by the men themselves, thus offering an accurate, detailed, and seemingly personal experience. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.gnwca.org for the Friday performance or https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/categories/st%20kieran for the Saturday performance. 

NH MAPLE EXPERIENCE AT THE ROCKS, BETHLEHEM
Saturdays March 12, 19, 26 and April 2 and Sunday March 20 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM The Rocks Estate, 4 Christmas Lane. Learn about and participate in each step of maple sugaring. Participants drill holes in the trees, put taps in, hang buckets, learn to identify different types of trees and how to tap your own trees at home. Also, horse-drawn wagon rides, interpretive guides, local history and information about sugaring. For more information, visit http://nhmapleexperience.com or email info@therocks.org for ticket prices. 

NORTH COUNTRY ROUNDTABLE: LIFTING SPIRITS & FORTUNES, LANCASTER
Saturday March 12 10:00 AM - Noon Weeks Memorial Library, Main Street and 1:00 - 3:00 PM Christ United Methodist Church Vestry, Main Street. This is a citizen’s movement to revive the spirit of public service. Amidst the presidential campaign, fellow citizens will speak about how they are working together to lift the spirits and fortunes of the North Country, New Hampshire, and our nation. Ideas from one and all are welcome. For more information, visit www.concordium.us/we-the-people

EAST COAST SWING LESSONS AND OPEN DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday March 12 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. Fred Chisolm 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 michelle_waterman@hotmail.com.     

CABIN FEVER CONCERTS, GUILDHALL VT
Saturday March 12 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 Fire Steel, the dynamic duo of Terry Churchill and Tom Bishop with a little bluegrass and a whole lot more. 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.

FIRESIDE FIDDLER IN CONCERT, WHITEFIELD
Sunday March 13 1:00 PM McIntyre School Apartment building (formerly McIntyre School). The group includes fiddlers from many local towns plus bass, banjo and guitar. Musicians include Joyce Ball, Terese Churchill, Paul Cormier, Lyndall Demers, Gordon Clay, Charlie Jordan, Tom Meredith, Dick Rossner, JoAnne Gilman, Roland Cotnoir, Tom Bishop. Suggested donation $3, light refreshments, the hall is large enough for dancing. All welcome. 

ECUMENICAL CHOIR CONCERT, LITTLETON
Sunday March 13 3:00 PM St. Rose of Lima Church, 82 High Street. Volunteer members of area church choirs join voices to perform a single work: The Seven Last Words of Christ by Theodore Dubois. An ambitious musical work and a deeply spirtual program, the setting is the last hours and moments of Jesus’ passion and death. Soloists are soprano Victoria Cole, tenor Talan Bryant, baritone Bob Mead. Many local church choirs are represented. All welcome, no charge but donations gratefully accepted. 

DRUM CIRCLE WITH KERA WASHINGTON, BETHLEHEM
Monday March 14 6:00 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Kera Washington, percussionist, ethnomusicologist and band leader of Zili Misik presents Haitian and West African culture, rhythm and song. The session will include structured teaching of traditional rhythms. Participants should bring a drum if they have one. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited; register at www.aannh.org or call (603) 323-7302 with questions. $15 advance/$20 at the door, $10/$12 for children, and $12/advance, $15/door for WREN and AANNH Members.

OPEN MIC AT THE MORRISON, WHITEFIELD
Monday March 14 (every second Monday) 6:00 PM at 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. 

STUDENTS PRESENT NORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL, LITTLETON
Tuesday March 15 7:00 PM Littleton High School. Annual regional concert, schools and conductors rotate each year, about 170 band and chorus members from ten schools will perform a variety of music. 

AMERICA’S FIRST FOREST: CARL SCHENCK & THE ASHEVILLE EXPERIMENT, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday March 16 7:00 PM The Rocks Estate, 4 Christmas Lane. The Forest History Society produced this 60-minute film about the birthplace of forestry in the United States. The setting is the Vanderbilt Estate in Asheville, North Carolina in 1892 and the 100,000-acre Vanderbilt Forest. The story focuses on the role of German-born and trained forester Dr. Carl Schenck and his efforts in establishing the first forestry school in the United States. This school and surrounding forests were preserved as the Cradle of Forestry in America. Gifford Pinchot and Frederik Law Olmstead are also featured.