North Country Events

May 12, 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.

SONGBIRD WALK LED BY DAVE GOVATSKI, LANCASTER
Thursday May 12 7:00 - 11:00 AM Weeks State Park. Meet at the park entrance on the east side of Route 3, approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster. This free field trip is sponsored by the Weeks State Park Association, NH Division of Parks, and UNH Cooperative Extension. For more information, visit https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/weeks-state-park.aspx

THE HARP TWINS, COLEBROOK & BERLIN
Friday May 13 7:00 PM Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook
Saturday May 14 7:00 PM St. Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin. Identical twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt are multi-talented professional duet harpists, they perform internationally as a dynamic acoustic and electric rock Harp Duo, they have a passion and flair for arranging and performing contemporary music for Harp Duet. The twins were trained classically but their true musical love and passion is playing rock, metal, alternative, and crossover genres. For the Colebrook concert, tickets are $15 at the door. For the Berlin concert, for more information and to purchase tickets online, visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/categories/st%20kieran.

JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE PLAYERS PRESENT THE DINING ROOM, LINCOLN
Friday & Saturday May 13 & 14 at 7:00 PM and Sunday May 15 at 2:00 PM at Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive.  A richly humorous theatrical tour de force in which six performers portray a wide array of diverse characters as they delineate the dying lifestyle of wealthy WASPdom, and the now the neglected room, which was once a vital center of family life. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/get-involved/playhouse-players/.

FREE FILM SCREENING: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING, BETHLEHEM
Friday May 13 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. This film highlights seven powerful stories of communities that are already experiencing the impacts of climate change. Free and open to the public. Following the film, there will be a discussion about what we can be doing in our community to combat climate change. Learn about how you can join the climate justice movement in NH. The film is being screened as part of Break Free Week (http://breakfree2016.org), an international week of action and education about the importance of keeping fossil fuels in the ground. This event is sponsored by the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, the Bethlehem Conservation Commission and the Colonial Theatre. 

BLOCK PARTY & TASTING EXTRAVAGANZA, LITTLETON
Saturday May 14 Noon - 3:00 PM Littleton Food Co-op at the intersection of Route 302 and Cottage Street. Join the Littleton Food Co-op and many local vendors for a celebration of 7 years in business. North Country Community Radio will remotely broadcast all activities, lawn games, farm animals, caricatures, bicycle & wagon raffles. All welcome. For more information, visit http://www.littletoncoop.com

ADAPTIVE SPORTS PARTNERS OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS, FRANCONIA
Saturday May 14 4:00 - 5:30 PM Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country main office, Rivagale Building, 461 Main Street. Are you looking for an enjoyable and rewarding way to spend your time? Consider finding out about volunteering with ASPNC, which is a year-round, non-profit organization that provides sports and recreation opportunities for persons with physical and developmental disabilities. ASPNC does all sorts of activities: hike, bike, swim, kayak, water-ski, garden, glidecycle, tennis, golf, bocce, powerlifting and more. Additional Volunteer Open House times are Sunday May 22 4:00-5:30 PM and Thursday June 2 5:30-7:00 PM, at the main office. For more information, call 603 823 5232. 

EAST COAST SWING LESSONS AND OPEN DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday May 14 6:30 PM South Congregational Church, Main Street, next to St. Johnsbury Academy. Beginner lesson to start followed by 7:30 PM lesson that builds on the first lesson. Fred Chisolm is the instructor. Open dance 8:30-10:30 PM, features various types of music including Latin, smooth, and more. $7.50 per lesson per person includes the dance. Students $5. For more information, contact pjciotti@yahoo.com

EYE IN THE SKY AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday May 14 starts, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org for days and times. 2050 Main Street. Stars Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman. Wartime political thriller about a UK-based military officer (Mirren) in command of a top-secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. The mission changes from capture to kill until a 9-year-old girl enters the kill zone. 

OPEN MIC, LUNENBURG
Saturday May 14 6:00 PM Lunenburg Methodist Church, Bobbin Mill Road. 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. Second Saturdays through the fall.

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS SPRING CONCERT, HAVERHILL
Saturday May 14 7:30 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117.
Sunday MAY 15 at 4:00 PM Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street. 
New York, London, Tokyo, Haverhill. The world renowned musicians of the North Country Chamber Players return for an exciting program of Mozart, Kodaly and Dvorak. Tickets $20. For more information, visit http://www.whitemountainsmusicfestival.org.
 
CONCERT FEATURES REBECCA RULE & BARBARA DESROCHES, LITTLETON
Sunday May 15 2:00 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. Rebecca Rule is a native of NH who is well known for her writing and storytelling presentations, which feature her home state. Local singer-song-writier Barbara Desroches will also entertain with country and folk songs for adults and children. All proceeds benefit The Respitality Center, a non-profit organization that aids persons with early Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers. For more information, call Patricia Dexter at 603 991 0155. 

INNOVATIVE WIND QUINTET: DARAJA ENSEMBLE, GORHAM
Sunday May 15 6:30 PM Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street. The concert is free. Donations will be accepted towards the ensembles’ efforts to teach music in Moshi, Tanzania this summer with the organization, Clarinets for Conservation. This is their last concert before they compete as semi-finalists in the prestigious M-Prize Competition. For more information, visit http://www.aannh.org

ABBIE GREENLEAF LIBRARY PRESENTS ILLUSTRATOR JAMES ARNOSKY, FRANCONIA
Monday May 16 3:00 PM at 439 Main Street. Jim will discuss and “illustrate” his artwork.   Presented in cooperation with the Children’s Literacy Foundation. For more information, contact the library: info@abbielibrary.org

ESTATE PLANNING & CONSERVATION OPTIONS, LANCASTER
Wednesday May 18 4:00 - 6:30 PM UNH Cooperative Extension, Coos County Office, 629 Main Street. For landowners considering options for the succession of their property. This is a free workshop that teaches the basics of estate planning and conservation options to help you plan for your future. Speakers include legal expert Steven Goss, UNH cooperative extension professional Emma Tutein, Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust executive director Rebecca Brown, and Norther Forest Center professional Julie Renaud Evans. For more information, email emma.tutein@unh.edu. To register online, visit http://extension.unh.edu/Estate-Planning-Conservation-Options-Workshop.