North Country Events

Mar 31, 2016

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

BROADBAND AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN COOS COUNTY, GORHAM
Thursday March 31 5:00 - 6:30 PM Town & Country Inn & Resort. This is a meeting/workshop to raise awarenes of the importance of affordable broadband connectivity for economic development and small business. Hosted by the NH Broadband Mapping & Planning Program, NetworkNH, UNH Cooperative Extension, and WREN. An update on the availability of broadband in Coos county will be provided, future plans for expansion will be shared. Free and open to all. For more information, contact David Foot at David.Foote@unh.edu. To register, visit https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=19822

FIRST FRIDAY IN BETHLEHEM
Friday April 1 5:00 - 7:00 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Opening reception for Annual Spring WREN Member Show. 6:00 - 8:00 PM The Maia Papaya, 2161 Main Street. Latest works from Cathy Smith and Judy Brubaker, an eclectic mix of jewelry, mixed media, and more. 7:00 - 9:00 PM The Gallery @42 Maple, 42 Maple Street. Work by autistic artists: Unspoken Words, is the culmination of the recent collaboration between 42 Maple and Autism Speaks, an advocacy organization that sponsors research and conducts awareness and outreach activities at an international level.  Also: a group exhibit of works by Bethlehem Elementary School students at Lost Dog Salon, also at 42Maple. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1761906107373016/.

PRKR MTN TRAILS FUNDRAISER, LITTLETON
Friday April 1 5:00 - 9:00 PM at Badass Outdoors, 17 Main Street. PRKR MTN Trails is a network of handbuilt community-driven mountain bike, hiking, skiing, and running trails in Littleton, New Hampshire. But the trails do not build themselves - 100% of fund raised this evening go to creating and maintaining trails. Purchase raffle tickets at Badass Outdoors and at Littleton Bike and Fitness, and Aylaki. Grand prize is a fat tire bike. Refreshments, raffle prizes, meet the crew. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PRKRMTN/timeline

JEAN’S TEENS PRESENT THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, LINCOLN
Friday & Saturday April 1 & 2 at 7:00 PM and Sunday April 3 at 2:00 PM at Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive.  Jean’s Teens is the community-based youth theatre company of jean’s Playhouse. The Phantom Tollbooth is the story of Milo’s adventures in the Land of Wisdom where he’s forced to think about many new things. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/for-kids/jeans-teens/.

NH MAPLE EXPERIENCE AT THE ROCKS, BETHLEHEM
Saturday April 2 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. The cost is $15 for adults and $12 for children. 

ANNUAL MAPLE DINNER BENEFITS THE ROCKS ESTATE, BETHLEHEM
Saturday April 2 6:30 PM 4 Christmas Lane. Featuring local microbrews and the flavors of the season, maple is showcased in each course, with entertainment by the Dennis Cote Trio. All proceeds benefit The Rocks, which serves as the North Country Conservation and Education Center for the Society for the Preservation of NH Forests. Tickets $50 per person. This event is limited to 90 diners. To make reservations, email info@therocks.org or call 603-444-6228. For more information about The Rocks Estate and its maple tours, visit www.therocks.org

KEVIN GARDNER: DISCOVERING NEW ENGLAND STONE WALLS, BATH
Saturday April 2 7:00 PM Bath Town Hall, Route 302. Thanks to a grant from NH Humanities, Kevin explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Free and open to the public. NH Humanities nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas and subjects from the humanities to the people of NH. For more information, contact the library at bathlibrary@together.net

SOLARIZE AMMONOOSUC OPEN HOUSE, FRANCONIA
Sunday April 3 1:00 - 3:00 PM at the Gale River Motel, Route 18. View a 13.8 kw roof mount.  For more information, visit http://ammenergy.org/index.php/solarize-ammonoosuc/events-and-news

NH POETS CELEBRATE POETRY AT BETHLEHEM LIBRARY
Monday April 4 6:00 PM Bethlehem Public Library, 2245 Main Street. Three NH poets will read their poetry in the newly revised “Poet Showcase: An Anthology of NH Poets”. Poets include Parker Towle, Bill Gleed, and Carol Westburg. Free and open to all poetry lovers. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org

PLOTTING A PROGRESSIVE FUTURE FOR NH: PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION, LITTLETON
Thursday April 7 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Littleton Community Center, 120 Main Street. Mark Fernald, a lawyer and former NH State Senator, will present his views on plotting a progressive future for New Hampshire - how and why New Hampshire should reverse the disinvestment of the past 25 years.  The presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q & A.  Hosted by Northern Grafton County Democrats.  All welcome.  Free and open to the public.

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

HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY SCANDINAVIAN MYSTERIES DISCUSSION
Monday April 25 7:00 PM Haverhill Corner Library. There will be a discussion of "The Snowman" by Jo Nesbo. One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and eleven other women who have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. Copies of the book are available at the library. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://hliba.blogspot.com

48 PEAK CHALLENGE BENEFITS ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION
Friday June 10 through Sunday June 12 White Mountains, NH. In 2015, 35 teams summited all 48 Peaks and raised over $100,000 for the Alzheimer’s cause. Your hike can take place any day during the weekend. Pick the day that has the best weather and that works best for your team. Join the Wrap-up Celebration on Monday, June 20, the longest day of the year. All teams are invited to celebrate together. For details and to register or join a team, visit http://act.alz.org/site/TR?company_id=139173&fr_id=8480&pg=company

BORROW AN ORION STARBLAST TELESCOPE, BATH PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Bath Public Library is the proud recipient of an Orion StarBlast telescope, which is available to be borrowed by Bath Public Library patrons. The Orion StarBlast 4.5” Altazimuth Reflector Tabletop Telescope was donated by the NH Astronomical Society, which is providing the library with ongoing support in education and maintenance of the telescope. The NHAS is a state charted non-profit educational organization, promoting public awareness of astronomy. For more information, contact the library at 603 747 3372. The library is open Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 AM - noon and 1:00 -6:00 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM - Noon. Email is bathlibrarykjb@gmail.com