North Country Events

May 19, 2016

The Franconia Ridge. Photo by Chris Jensen

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

FARMERS’ MARKETS
Lancaster, Saturdays starting May 21 9:00 AM - Noon

NORTHERN PASS HEARINGS, WHITEFIELD
Thursday May 19 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM Mountain View Grand. The 11:00 AM hearing focuses on the timeline for the Site Evaluation Committee’s review of the controversial 192-mile hydropower transmission project. The 6:00 PM hearing is for public input on information that Northern Pass submitted after the SEC revised its administrative rules. For more information, visit http://www.nhsec.nh.gov/projects/2015-06/2015-06.htm

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. 

ALMOST MAINE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Thursday & Friday May 19 & 20 at 7:30 PM and Saturday May 21 at 2:00 PM, St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre, Fuller Hall. Funny, quirky, romantic play that has become one of the most produced plays in the U.S. Adults $10, students & senior $5. 

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 

THE BARR BROTHERS IN CONCERT AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday May 20 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Built around the evocative vocals and songwriting of Brad Barr and the sturdy and studious drumming of his brother Andrew, Montreal-based Americana/folk-rock quartet the Barr Brothers were formed in 2006 after the dissolution of the siblings’ avant-rock trio the Slip. Upon relocating to Montreal, the duo hooked up with classically trained harpist Sarah Page and multi-instrumentalist Andres Vial and thus began the Barr Brothers. The newly minted quartet’s eponymous debut album elicited positive reviews which helped bring the group to national attention, including an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. Tickets $15 - $25. For more information, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/the-barr-brothers/

MEALS ON WHEELS WALKATHON, LITTLETON
Saturday May 21 8:00 AM Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane. The walkathon raises funds and awareness for Meals on Wheels. Pancake breakfast 8:00 - 10:00 AM, walkathon registration begins at 8:30 AM, walk starts at 10:00 AM. Two routes to choose from: 1 mile or 3 miles, water stations, senior buses will make regular runs to pick up tired walkers, BBQ lunch after the walk, face painting, music, raffles, area vendors, bake sale and more surprises. For more information, visit http://www.gcscc.org

PLANT & BAKE SALE, BETHLEHEM
Saturday May 21 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Durrell Methodist Church, Main Street. Plenty of vegetable and perennial plants and many baked treats. All proceeds benefit Durrell Methodist Church. 

PLANT & BAKE SALE BENEFITS LISBON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday May 21 9:00 AM - Noon at the library, 45 School Street. Perennials, annuals, home-baked goods. For more information, call the library at 603 868 6615. 

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, BETHLEHEM
Saturday May 21 5:00 - 8:00 PM Knights of Columbus, 835 Profile Road. Sponsored by Bread of Life UPC, $10 adults, $6 children 10 and under. 

CONTRA DANCE, GORHAM
Saturday May 21 6:00 PM Medallion Opera House, 21 Park Stret. Caller Gale Wood will walk you through all dances. Live band, typically includes violin and guitar, no dance experience needed. Presented by North of the Notch Young Professionals Network. The North of the Notch Network brings events and a sense of community to young people working in Coos Country, and is offering this event for free to the public in partnership with WREN, the NH State Council on the Arts, and the Medallion Opera House. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/northnhypn/

LANCASTER OPEN MIC
Saturday May 21 6:00-9:00 PM Methodist Church Hall, Main Street. Third Saturday of each month.  All types of music are welcome. Dancing is encouraged. This is a family event that started in July 2007. Suggested donation $3 per person. For more information, call or text Lyndall at 603 631 4890.  

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday May 21 starts, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org for days and times. 2050 Main Street. Stars Joel Edgertaon, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Shepard. A science-fiction thriller that explores emotional areas like parenthood and the nature of belief. A father and his 8-year-old son go on the lam upon discovering that the boy possesses mysterious powers. 

SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK, LANCASTER
Sunday May 22 1:00 - 4:00 PM Weeks State Park, east side of Route 3, approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster center. Led by Brett Engstrom, meet at the base parking lot. This event is sponsored by the Weeks State Park Association, NH Division of Parks, and UNH Cooperative Extension. 

CAMERATA NEW ENGLAND IN CONCERT, BERLIN
Sunday May 22 2:00 PM St. Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Camerata New England will be presenting a classic combination of violin, cello and piano as they play from the repertoires of Bach and Beethoven. This concert is sponsored by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/categories/st%20kieran.

ADAPTIVE SPORTS PARTNERS OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS, FRANCONIA
Sunday May 22 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 time: Thursday June 2 5:30-7:00 PM, at the main office. For more information, call 603 823 5232. 

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: CULTIVATING CREATIVITY, LANCASTER
Tuesday May 24 3:30 - 6:00 PM Lancaster Elementary School. Educators, parents and all those who work with young people are invited to attend this free, interactive workshop with Heidi Pauer, recipient of the 2015 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical from the NH Charitable Foundation. Notes Pauer, “When you ask a class of kindergarteners, ‘Are you creative?’ everyone shouts, ‘YES!’ When you ask a class of 12th graders the same question, only five percent say, ‘yes.’ What happened to our creativity? How can we get it back? Why is it so important?” Registration is requested, email programs@aannh.org to register or for more information. 

TURN A PAIR OF BLUE JEANS INTO A PURSE, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday May 25 4:00 - 6:00 PM Bethlehem Public Library, 2245 Main Street. For children in grades 5 and up, participants will turn a pair of blue jeans into a functional purse, using both machine and hand sewing. No experience needed. Class size is limited. Advance registration is required. Call the library to reserve a spot: 603 869 2409. 

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES “MARCH”
Thursday June 9 6:00 PM Bath Public Library. From Louise May Alcott’s beloved classic “Little Women”, Geraldine Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, march, who has gone off to war, leaving his wife and daughters to make do in mean times. As March recovers from a near mortal illness, he must reassemble his shattered mind and body and find a way to reconnect with a wife and daughters who have no idea of the ordeals he has been through. 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.