North Country Events

May 5, 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.

CHOOSE PRIVACY WEEK AT THE BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
May 1 - 7 is Choose Privacy Week. The Bethlehem Public Library, 2245 Main Street, invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The library will host a movie on Thursday May 5th at 5:30 PM with a discussion to follow. All week there will be handouts at the library on various privacy topics. For more information, visit http:/www.bethlehemlibrary.org. 

LITTLETON HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: OLIVER
Thursday & Friday May 5 & 6 7:00 PM and Sunday May 8 at 5:00 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. 

ARTIST RECEPTION: THE WILD WITHIN, THE WILD WITHOUT, BETHLEHEM
Friday May 6 5:00 - 7:00 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Watercolorist Jeanette Fournier and painter Rosemary Conroy celebrate their shared exhibit. Each has spent more than a decade celebrating the beauty and wonder of the birds and animals that surround them in their home state of NH. Light refreshments. All welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/957631754357820/

OPENING RECEPTION FOR BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER, BETHLEHEM
Friday May 6 7:00 - 9:00 PM 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center, 42 Maple Street. Featuring the sculptural works, “Cast As A Woman: New Symmetry”, by artist Beth Simon, this fundraising exhibit also showcases a series of anonymous photographs in which both men and women exposed themselves for a worthy cause. These exhibits address the realities of breast cancer and normalize the conversation about breasts. For more information, visit http://www.42Maple.org

ANOMALISA  AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday May 6 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. An inspirational speaker (David Thewlis) becomes reinvigorated after meeting a lively woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who shakes up his mundane existence. Written and directed by Charlie Kaufman. For more information, visit http:/www.BethlehemColonial.org. 

MASTER GARDENERS’ SPRING WORK DAY, NORTH HAVERHILL
Saturday May 7 9:00 - 11:30 AM Grafton County Complex Memorial Gardens, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway. All are invited to come work alongside experienced Master Gardeners and learn about low maintenance, integrated landscaping techniques during this educational, hands-on session. The Memorial Gardens were developed by using specific design principles with the goals of being low maintenance, using native NH plants, and using hardy drought tolerant plants. With just one work day in the fall and one in the spring to keep the gardens in order, the gardens take care of themselves. For more information, email Rebecca.Colpitts@unh.edu

INTER-GENERATIONAL MOTHER’S DAY TEA, BETHLEHEM
Saturday May 7 11:00 AM Bethlehem Public Library, 2245 Main Street. Moms, grandmas and their children are invited for tea and treats. Seats limited so advanced registration is required. Call the library at 603 869 2409 to register. 

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday May 7 5:00 and 7:30 PM and through the week, Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. This is the story of Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. For show times, visit http:/www.BethlehemColonial.org. 

ERIC GRANT BAND, LITTLETON
Saturday May 7, 7:00 - 11:15 PM Littleton Elks Lodge, Route 302. Presented by the Littleton Community Center, line dance lessons with Jamie & Amy Orr, light snacks, country and rock music, $25 per person, must be 21 or over. Purchase tickets at The Littleton Community Center or Northern Lights music. For more information, call 603 444 5711. 

2ND ANNUAL MOTHERS DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST, WHITEFIELD
Sunday May 8 8:00 - 11:00 AM at the Inn at Whitefield, Lancaster Road. Presented by the Dalton Ridge Runners, breakfast includes pancakes with real maple syrup, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pastry, coffee and juice. Free flowers for all moms. Penny type sale and you do not have to be present to collect your winnings. Adults $10, children 5-12 $5, under 5 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. 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

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.  

DISCOVER US: GREAT FUTURES START HERE, LISBON
Tuesday May 10 6:15 PM Boys & Girls Club of the North Country, 2572 U.S. Route 302. Come learn how the Boys & Girls Club positively impacts the entire North country community by providing a fun, safe, positive place for all children, under the guidance of caring adults. Tour the facility, meet our executive director and board members, bring a friend or two, enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and beverages. RSVP to Eric@BGCBNorthCountry.org

PARENTS MEETING THE CHALLENGE SUPPORT GROUP, LITTLETON
Wednesday May 18 6:30 - 8:30 PM and the third Wednesday of each month, All Saints Church, 35 School Street. For parents and family members caring for a child or adolescent with emotional disorders. Connect with others who understand the challenges you face, share the same experiences, encourage you to use your coping skills. For more information, contact Doreen Arseneau at doreenratliff4@gmail.com. No registration required. No registration fee. 

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER PARTY BENEFITS HAVERHILL LIBRARY
Friday May 20 5:30 PM at Alumni Hall, Court Street. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and dinner and a chance to solve a murder mystery. Reservations required. Tickets $25. All proceeds benefit the library. For more information, visit http://hliba.blogspot.com 

FREE BUNNY BASICS WORKSHOP, NORTH HAVERHILL
Saturday May 21 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Grafton County Farm Complex, Extension Conference Room, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10). Participants will spend the day learning about feeding and caring for their rabbits as well as the basics of showing their animal at a fair or show. Youth are encouraged to bring their own bunnies. Open to all youth, ages 5-18, parents are encourage to attend with their children, you do not need to be a member of a 4-H club to participate. Offered by Univ. of NH Cooperative Extension. Free lunch provided, registration by May 6th required, for more information or to register call 603 787 6944 or email donna.lee@unh.edu

MILDRED C LAKEWAY SCHOOL & LITTLETON COMMUNITY 1-MILE AND 5K COLOR-A-THON FUN RUN
Saturday June 4, 9:00 AM registration, 10:00 AM start, Apthorp Common, Redington Street, Littleton. Family friendly, all proceeds help fund student development, educational assemblies, and enrichment programs not covered by the school budget. The cost to register for the Color-A-Thon event is $30 and includes a T-shirt and a color dye pack if registered by May 13. After the event, there will be a Color Blast After Party with music and Big Blasts of Color. For more information, visit http://shop.schoolathon.org/184012

TEE IT UP FOR KIDS BENEFITS BGCNC, BETHLEHEM
Sunday June 5 8:00 AM shotgun start Maplewood Country Club, Route 302. Fourth Annual Golf Tournament benefits the Boys & Girls Club of the North Country. All golfers welcome. $85 per person or $320 for a team of 4. For more information, visit http://http://bgcnorthcountry.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