North Country Events

Jun 2, 2016

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

FARMERS' MARKETS
Wednesdays Lunenberg VT 2:00 - 6:00 PM 
Saturdays Lancaster 9:00 AM - Noon

LITTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER AUTHOR SERIES
Wednesday June 1 6:30 PM McLure Program Room, Littleton Public Library, Main Street. Andrea Fitzgerald, author of Celebrating 250 Years: A Pictorial History of Lisbon, Lyman and Landaff, NH, will speak. Her presentation will include dozens of historic images from the three northern NH communities. With funding from local publisher Bondcliff Books, this series continues on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays June through October. 

ADAPTIVE SPORTS PARTNERS OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS, FRANCONIA
Thursday June 2 5:30 - 7:00 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. For more information, call 603 823 5232. 

LANDSCAPE INSPIRED CONCERT BY COMPOSER BEN COSGROVE, COLEBROOK
Thursday June 2 7:00 PM Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. Cosgrove will play compositions inspired by landscape, and will also describe his artistic process and lead an informal discussion on the relationships between music, sound and sense of place. He is expected to use, at least for part of the concert, the Center’s Steinway grand piano. Tickets for the program, presented through a partnership of the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and the Tillotson Center, are $15. Proceeds will support the Center and the WMNF Artist in Residence program. In keeping with the Arts Alliance’s policy, if the price is a hardship, individuals are invited to pay what they can or come as the Arts Alliance’s guest. 

FIRST FRIDAYS IN BETHLEHEM
Friday June 3 5:00 - 7:00 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Flight of Time opening artist reception for shared exhibit featuring new work by photographer Miranda Gatewood and painter William Turner. This event is part of First Friday events in Bethlehem, which include exhibits at 42Maple and The Maia Papaya, as well as a concert and exhibit of skateboard art created by local artists and benefitting the Bethlehem Skateboard Park. 

BETHLEHEM SKATEBOARD PARK FUNDRAISER
Friday June 3 7:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Thirteen artists have been provided with blank skateboard decks to create a unique piece of art out of the boards. The completed pieces will be auctioned at this benefit concert. Beginning at 8:00 PM, three live bands will take the stage: The Boston area punk rock pirates, The Jonee Earthquake Band, will start, followed by Not Your Mothers band, and then Mad Cat Habitat will close the evening. Tickets are $10, all proceeds benefit the Bethlehem Skate Park Association. 

PINE HILL SINGERS: MUSIC, LEAD THE WAY!, HAVERHILL & SUGAR HILL
Friday June 3 7:00 PM Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall.
Sunday June 5 3:00 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117.
Admission by donation. For more than 19 years, the Pine Hill Singers have brought outstanding performances to the local area in their musical response to the far too many recent acts of violence and intolerance. The concert shares sorrow, rage, hope and happiness. 

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

WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL AT THE ROCKS, BETHLEHEM
Saturday June 4 10:00 AM - 4::00 PM The Rocks Estate, 4 Christmas Lane. Programs include history of The Rocks, the flora growing there, beekeeping, and mushroom identification and foraging. Two guided tours of the Mile Path will take visitors through an area that is normally off-limits. Reservations for these tours are recommended, contact info@therocks.org. $10 per person for the day, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the property. 

10-MILE RACE & RELAY, GREAT GLEN
Saturday June 4 10:00 AM Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center,  Part of Trail-Runners 2016 Trophy Series, comprised of both individual runners and relay teams of 2 - 3 people, diverse and challenging three-loop course. Awards, cash BBQ. Register at http://www.GreatGlenTrails.com. $30 for individuals. 

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday June 4 starts, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org for days and times. 2050 Main Street. Stars Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel. Historical drama about a poor student from India who earns admission to Cambridge University during WW II. He becomes a pioneer in mathematical theory through the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy. 

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 

ORGANIST SUSAN FERRE IN CONCERT, BERLIN
Sunday June 5 2:00 PM St. Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Susan Ferre will pull out all of the stops (well, not all at the same time) on the Hook & Hastings Organ housed at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts. 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.

RECITAL/MASTERCLASS IN VOICE & ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Sunday June 5 4:00 PM North Congregational Church. Students of Franconia-based teacher Victoria Cole offer present and perfect music by Barber, Pergolesi, Brahms, and more. Accompanied by Jan-Piet Knijff. Free and open to the public.  For more information, visit http://www.victoriacolestudio.com.

VALERIE JUNE IN CONCERT AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Sunday June 5 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Blending folk, soul, blues, and Appalachian traditional elements into a refreshingly timeless sound that sits outside any particular musical era, Valerie June stands in a long and storied line of unique performers in Memphis, a city with a still vibrant music scene even into the 21st century. June took quickly to the various local roots music styles of Tennessee, teaching herself guitar and developing her own stylistic mix, interpreting traditional material like it was still alive and breathing, and writing her own material with an eye to the influences of passionate and socially minded songwriters like Bob Marley. Tickets $21 - $33. For more information, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/valerie-june/

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

FREE FILM SCREENING: WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, BETHLEHEM
Thursday June 9 6:30 PM Bethlehem Library, 2245 Main Street. Sponsored by Northern Grafton County Democrats. Filmmaker Michael Moore visits various countries to examine how Europeans view work, education, health care, sex, equality, and other issues. Through his travels, we discover just how different America is from the rest of the world.  

SUMMER CAMP AT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
June 20 - August 19 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM for children going into grades 1 - 7. $100 per week or $25 per day. $20 fee for weekly field trips including Whale’s Tale, Echo Lake, Cannon Tram, Attitash, Lost River Gorge, Forest Lake, and Appalachian Mountain Club. Weekly swim lessons, open swim sessions, outdoor fun, sports court, archery, gardening, games room, dance studio, arts & crafts, jewelry making with Littleton Studio School, and more. Also adventure trips for small groups, and youth leadership adventure program with Appalachian Mountain Club. Located at 2752 Route 302 in Lisbon. For more information or to register, email eric@bgcnorthcountry.org

SUNRISE ASCENT ON MT. WASHINGTON BENEFITS ADAPTIVE SPORTS PARTNERS
Sunday August 7, registration is required, registration opens June 1 and is available only until full. Volunteers (including mules and trail angels) are needed to assist adaptive athletes up the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Each team includes an adaptive athlete and a team of “mules” who help an athlete needing assistance, or accompany an independent athlete as he or she climbs the 7.6 miles to the summit. All proceeds benefit Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country, which helps adaptive athletes maximize their abilities. The registration fee is $62.88. For more information and to register, visit SunriseAscent.org.