North Country Events

Apr 21, 2016

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

BASIC BIRDING AND 100 YEARS OF BIRD CONSERVATION, LANCASTER
Friday April 22 7:00 PM Weeks Memorial Library. Dave Govatski will talk about the history and importance of the Migratory Bird Treaty and what it means for us today. Dave is a retired forester with the U.S Forest Service and has helped expand the Pondicherry Wildlife Refute. ACT Executive Director Rebecca Brown will offer tips and techniques for becoming a better birder, whether you are just starting out or have been birding for years. Learn to find and identify birds based on their habitat and behavior. Free and open to the public, presented by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. For more information, visit http://www.aconservationtrust.org

UPSTAGE PLAYERS PRESENT "LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS", LITTLETON
Friday and Saturday April 22 & 23 at 7:30 PM and Sunday April 24 at 2:00 PM, Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. Book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alen Menken, a Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi, smash musical, features the new orchestrations, which were revamped for the 2003 Broadway revival, as well as an incredible set of Audrey II puppets. Tickets $14 in advance or $16 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/little-shop-of-horrors/

ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS PRESENT “ON GOLDEN POND”
Friday & Saturday April 22 & 23 7:30 PM and Sunday April 24 2:00 PM St. Johnsbury School Auditorium, 257 Western Avenue. Tickets $10. For more information, visit http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/on-golden-pond/

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

CAMERATA NEW ENGLAND: CLASSICAL PIANO QUARTET, COLEBROOK
Saturday April 23 2:00 PM Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. Hosted by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. Performers include Omar Guey on violin, Peter Sulksi on viola, Linda Galvan on cello, Evelyn Zuckerman on piano. The concert features music by Schubert, Beethoven and Faure. Tickets $15. For more information, visit http://www.gnwca.org 

PLANT AN EARTH DAY TREE WITH UNH MASTER GARDENERS, LITTLETON
Sunday April 24 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Littleton Food Co-op, intersection of Cottage Street and Route 302. The Littleton Food Co-op, the University of New Hampshire Master Gardeners, and the Earth Day Network have joined to celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. This year’s celebration focuses on the Earth Day Network goal to plant 7.8 billion trees by the 50th Earth Day anniversary in 2020. The Co-op will be giving away over 200 fruit tree seedlings for customers to plant at their home or in their community. UNH Master Gardeners will be on-site to work with families, children, and anyone interested in potting a conifer to take away and plant. They will also be available to answer questions about the upcoming spring season. For more information, visit http://www.earthday.org/earth-day/earth-day-theme/.

CANTRIP IN CONCERT, ST. JOHNSBURY
Sunday April 24 7:30 PM North Congregational Church, Main Street. Cantrip is a trio of Scottish traditional musicians. They take their name from an old Scots word meaning a charm, a magic spell, or a piece of mischief. The name reflects the unexpected twists and turns in rhythmic nuances that Cantrip borrows from funk, jazz, and blues to infuse the compelling potency they bring to their international mix of Celtic tunes. Enjoy Dan Houghton on bagpipes, Jon Bews on fiddle, and Eric McDonald on guitar and mandolin. The Cantrip concert is the fifth in an inaugural series presented by Main Street Arts @ North. Tickets $10, in advance through Catamount Arts http://www.catamountarts.org or at the door. Students admitted free.

GO OUT FOR A WALK WITH MONDAY MILERS, FRANCONIA
Mondays through the summer 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Organized by Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country, this is a fun and social wellness activity that promotes a healthier lifestyle and the notion to get out and walk for wellness. Complimentary and open to anyone and everyone. In April, meet at the Franconia Notch State Park Skookumchuck Trail parking lot on Route 3. Starting in May, park in the Cannon Mountain Tram parking lot and meet at the Bike Path. If you need assistance, call or email ASPNC to let them know you are planning to attend and what you need: 603 823 5232 or info@adaptivesportspartners.org

ART FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR ADULTS, FRANCONIA
Wednesday April 27 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM Abbie Greenleaf Library, Main Street. Artist Marjorie Morgan will read with children and paint. Painting may get messy so bring an old shirt to cover up. For more information, visit http://www.abbielibrary.org/art-for-children-and-their-adults-2/.

ANNUAL NORTH COUNTRY WOMEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE, BRETTON WOODS
Monday May 9 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Omni Mount Washington Resort, Presidential Conference Center. Offered by Littleton Regional Healthcare, presentations include: top 10 immune system boosters, making healthy changes that last a lifetime, women and heart disease, health screenings, living with diabetes, and many more. Keynote speaker Tami Evans, vendor expo. For more information or to register, visit https://littletonhealthcare.org/womens_health_conf.php.  

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES “THE HOUSE GIRL”
Thursday May 12 6:00 PM Bath Public Library. Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action suit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves. Josephine is seventeen-year-old house slave who tends to the mistress of a Virginia tobacco farm -- an aspiring artist named Lu Anne Bell. The House Girl alternates between antebellum Virginia and modern-day NY and makes some surprising connections. 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 interlibraryloan@together.net.