North Country Events

Apr 7, 2016

Chris Jensen for NHPR

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

PLOTTING A PROGRESSIVE NH FUTURE, PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION, LITTLETON
Thursday April 7 7:00 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.

VERMONT STATE DRAMA FESTIVAL, ST. JOHNSBURY
Friday April 8 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM and Saturday April 9 10:00 AM, 2:30 PM & 6:15 PM, Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy. Ten award-winning high school productions from all over Vermont will be performed. Tickets $5 per session or $15 for a festival pass. For details, visit bit.ly/VTStateDramaFest. 

TUCKERMAN INFERNO PENTATHLON RACE, PINKHAM NOTCH
Saturday April 9 Based on the original American Inferno ski races of the 1930s, this race consists of an 8.3 mile run, 6-mile kayak race down the Saco River, an 18-mile bike race north through Pinkham Notch, a 3-mile run up the Tuckerman Ravine trail to the ravine headwall, and a ski down a designated giant slalom alpine ski route. Up to 200 athletes compete for a $1000 cash prize, custom skis, various additional prizes and a chance to become the next Tuckerman or Tuckerwoman champion. Spectators are welcome at any and all transition points.  Staged by Friends of Tuckerman Ravine, a non-profit organization that seeks to preserve and protect the alpine and sub-alpine eastern slopes of Mount Washington. For more information, visit www.friendsoftuckermanravine.org

7TH ANNUAL NH FAMILY LITERACY DAY, LITTLETON
Saturday April 9 9:00 AM - Noon at Littleton High School, 159 Oak Hill Avenue. Organized by Granite State Reading Council, children from all North Country schools are welcome, free children’s books, family activities, refreshments. 

SOLARIZE AMMONOOSUC GROUP NET METERING FORUM, BETHLEHEM
Saturday April 9 10:00 AM - Noon, White Mountain School, 371 West Farm Road. Eli Emerson, a legal expert on group net metering, will speak about how to organize groups of people to share a solar array off their site. A tour of the group net metered facility at the school is planned. For more information, visit ammenergy.org. 

OPEN MIC, LUNENBURG
Saturday April 9 6:00 PM Lunenburg Methodist Church, Bobbin Mill Road. Second Saturdays through the fall. Bring your instruments, voices and dancing feet or plan to sit and enjoy the evening. $3 admission, kids free with an adult, bring finger food to share, beverages provided, door prize, handicapped accessible. For more information, email questions@topofthecommon.org

BEATLES FOR SALE, TRIBUTE BAND, BERLIN
Saturday April 9 7:00 PM St. Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert, Beatles for Sale have been entertaining audiences since 2007 with a repertoire that consists of over 150 songs. The band’s members are Joe Budroe, Bass / Vocals, Steve Caisse, Lead Guitar / Vocals, Mike Christian, Drums / Vocals, Dennis Cummins, Rhythm Guitar / Keyboards / Vocals and Dan Kirouac, Keyboards / Acoustic Guitar / Harmonica / Percussion / Vocals. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/categories/st%20kieran.

MOUNTAIN MONEY ALL STARS: FIDDLE & BANJO, HAVERHILL
Saturday April 9 at 7:30 PM and Sunday April 10 at 3:00 PM Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street. Patrick Ross, Bow Thayer, Adam Buchwald, Hunter Paye and other musicians play bluegrass, Irish, folk, jazz and experimental fiddle and banjo. Tickets $22. For more information, visit http://www.courtstreetarts.org/workshops/.

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT: THE AULOS ENSEMBLE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday April 9 7:30 PM South Congregational Church, 1052 Main Street. Renown baroque ensemble featuring period instruments presents a varied program that mixes innovative transcriptions with well-loved masterpieces. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.nekclassicalseries.org/performances.html#concert4

COMEDIAN BUCKY LEWIS: LAUGHTER FOR A CAUSE, LANCASTER
Saturday April 9 8:00 PM, 80 Main Street. Presented by Northwoods Home Health & Hospice, Laconia native Bucky Lewis performs his fresh, one-man, adult comedy show. Stand-up comedy, wicked guitar and audience participation. Tickets $20. Doors open at 7:30. For more information: marissa.rexford@nnhhc.com

END OF SEASON HAY DAY BBQ AT MT. EUSTIS SKI HILL, LITTLETON
Sunday April 10 Noon - 4:00 PM at Mt. Eustis Ski Hill. Despite the lack of snow, milestones were made this winter and that’s cause for celebration. BBQ, tour of the hill, mulching, seeding, haying. Rain or shine, drinks and food provided, donations welcome, hay welcome, Tshirts & hoodies for sale. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1737051369907512/

OPEN MIC AT THE MORRISON, WHITEFIELD
Monday April 11 6:00 PM 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. 

LISBON LIONS HOST SENIOR CITIZENS DINNER
Saturday April 16 noon Lisbon Regional School cafeteria. Free for senior citizens living in Lisbon, Lyman and Landaff. The menu is a complete ham dinner, home deliveries are available if you cannot attend, transportation provided if needed. To make a reservation to eat at the school (not required but appreciated), to request delivery or transportation, call Donna & Phil Clark at 838 5043 by April 14. 

INTERFAITH INTERACTIVE HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE SERVICE, BETHLEHEM
Sunday May 1 4:00 PM Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, 39 Strawberry Hill. Written by Joan Kurtz and Judith Felsen, the service includes readings, songs, and music to honor the victims, the survivors, and the Righteous Gentiles. Community members of all faiths and ages are invited. Bring your own stories, share in the readings, at this community-wide remembrance gathering. Pianist Marjan Kiepura will enhance the program with two solos. Reception follows. RSVP: Martin Kessel at martink1937@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org

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