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THE MUSIC AROUND US: AN AVIAN AUDIO TOUR, FRANCONIA
Thursday April 28 6:30 - 8:30 PM Franconia Town Hall. Learn about bird song from Charlie Browne, former director of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. Explore the science, language, and beauty of bird song through sounds and images. Charlie will demonstrate how listening to birds offers a different experience from bird watching, and can enhance your appreciation as well as identification of various species. Free and open to the public, presented by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. For more information, visit http://www.aconservationtrust.org.
ANNUAL LITTLETON ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUND AUCTION, WHITEFIELD
Friday April 29 5:00 PM Mountain View Grand. Silent and live auction, refreshments, cash bar, entertainment by Dennis Cote and his band, DC3. Tickets, $25 per person, are limited so advance purchase is recommended at www.littletonrotaryauction.com or from any Rotary member. The Littleton Rotary Club makes scholarship awards to graduating seniors at local high schools.
DANCE ADAPTATION OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND, LITTLETON
Friday & Saturday April 29 & 30 at 6:00 PM and Sunday May 1 at 2:00 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. Alice and all of her friends are coming to town in Creative Edge Dance Studio’s dance adaptation of the beloved classic children’s story. Set to Tchaikovsky’s expressive score, this ballet is for the whole family. Tickets $10 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.creativeedgedancestudio.com
HEROIN IN THE NORTH COUNTRY, LANCASTER
Friday April 29 6:00 PM Rialto Theatre, Main Street. Presented by the Black Crow Project, this is a community gathering to raise awareness about the growing heroin and opium crisis in NH. Free to the public. Donations gratefully accepted.
NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS SPRING CONCERT
Friday April 29 7:30 PM First Congregational Church, 189 Main Street, Littleton
Saturday April 30 7:30 PM Bradford Congregational Church, 145 S. Main Street, Bradford
Sunday May 1 2:00 PM North Congregational Church, 1325 Main Street, St. Johnsbury
The North Country Chorus and the St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltones present Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest, Mass in G by Franz Schubert, and other short works. Tickets in advance from Catamount Arts (http://catamountarts.org), adults $10. Admission at the door, adults$12. For more information, visit http://northcountrychorus.org.
CLUE: THE MUSICAL, LANCASTER
Friday & Saturday April 29 & 30, May 6 & 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday May 1 at 2:00 PM Lancaster Town Hall, Main Street. Presented by the Colonel Town Players, all tickets $10, based on the board game by Parker Brothers, book by Peter DePietro, lyrics by Tom Chiode, music by Galen Blum, Wayne Barker & Vinnie Martucci.
RIALTOPALOOZA 2016, LANCASTER
Saturday April 30 2:00 PM Rialto Theatre, Main Street. Doors open at 1:30 PM. 12 bands, tickets $10.
MOVIE: HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS, BETHLEHEM
Saturday April 30 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Sixtysomething spinster Doris (Sally Field) attempts to woo her much younger co-worker John (Max Greenfield) after she attends a self-help seminar. To her surprise, she is soon welcomed into John's social circle, although her new and exciting life strains her relationship with her longtime best friend (Tyne Daly). Wet Hot American Summer co-writer Michael Showalter directed this comedy-drama. For more information including ticket prices, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org
MASTERING THE MASTERS: MAXFIELD PARRISH, BETHLEHEM
Saturday April 30 6:00 - 9:00 PM at 42Maple Contemporary Art Center, 42 Maple Street. Hone your skills and begin your collection of acrylic paint at PaintNite at 42Maple. Enjoy step-by-step painting instructions from award-winning artist and instructor Amy Delventhal. White Birches by Maxfield Parrish is the subject. No experience needed. $39 includes all materials. To reserve your seat, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/paintnite42-maxfield-parrish-i-tickets-24494104526.
BOSTON SAENGERFEST MEN’S CHORUS, BERLIN
Saturday April 30 7:00 PM St. Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. One of the largest male choruses in the Boston area, made up of approximately 70+ male choristers, the men of Saengerfest enjoy the camaraderie of singing at weekly rehearsals and performing in four or five concerts each year. Their traditional but wide-ranging repertoire includes folk songs, love songs, spirituals and sacred music, classical excerpts, traditional English and Welsh songs and anthems, and an occasional show tune. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/categories/st%20kieran.
COMEDIAN JUSTON MCKINNEY, HAVERHILL
Saturday April 30 at 7:30 PM and Sunday April 10 at 3:00 PM Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street. Juston McKinney grew up on the border of Maine and NH. After earning a degree, he was hired as a York County sheriff’s deputy patrolling the same border he grew up on. In 1997, he turned in his gun and badge, moved to NYC, and wored his way into the weekend line-up at Comic Strip Live, Stand-up New York, Dangerfield’s, Gotham, and Caroline’s on Broadway. Tickets $20. For more information, visit http://www.courtstreetarts.org/workshops/.
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 email@example.com. For more information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.
FLOODPLAINS, FIDDLEHEADS & FAUNA, NORTH HAVERHILL
Monday May 2 2:00 - 5:00 PM Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10). Join Jim Frohn, Grafton County Extension Forester, and Matt Tarr, UNH Cooperative Extension Wildlife Specialist, on a tour of a floodplain forest along the Connecticut River. Identify some of the tree and plant species found in this habitat, discuss invasive species and other conservation issues, look for fiddleheads, discuss the identifying characteristics of the the ostrich fern and how to tell them apart from other ferns, pick some fiddleheads (if they are ready) to bring home. Come prepared: there will be a 10-minute walk to the floodplain area, moderately strenuous over some uneven terrain, bring a pair of waterproof boots or other footwear appropriate for crossing shallow water, dress for the weather. Space is limited, register by calling 603 787 6944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STARGAZER’S PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN, BATH
Tuesday May 3 10:00 AM Bath Public Library, Route 302. Presented in cooperation with the Fairbanks Museum, appropriate for 4 - 6 year olds. Gazing into the sky on a clear night, we see countless stars, bright, dim, close together, far apart and displaying hints of different colors. We might use our imagination to create a picture, a constellation, but what exactly is a star? For more information, contact the library at email@example.com.
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN, BATH
If you have a child who is 5 years old or younger, sign up at the Bath Public Library to read 1000 books to your child. Read 1 book a day for three years, or three books a day for 1 year, or 10 books a week for two years. Do it any way you want to. Every book you read counts every time you read it. Reading to children will increase their vocabulary and their listening and narrative skills. Reading with children helps to instill in them self-awareness, confidence and an understanding of their place in the world. For more information, contact the Bath Public Library at 603 747 3372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.