North Country Events

Jun 9, 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.

FARMERS' MARKETS
Saturdays Lancaster, Main Street, 9:00 AM - Noon 
Sundays Littleton, Cottage Street Senior Center parking lot, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesdays Lunenberg VT 2:00 - 6:00 PM 

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.  

ART PARTY FUND RAISER FOR LIN-WOOD SKATE PARK, LINCOLN
Thursday June 9 7:00 PM at 34 Papermill Drive. Over 20 local artists are contributing works that will be on display and raffled off. All ages welcome. Light appetizers, cash bar, tickets $5. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1765078023706198/

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

SECOND FRIDAY ART NIGHT, LITTLETON
Friday June 10 5:00 - 8:00 PM Locations on and near Main Street. Admission is free to experience local art, music and food. Downtown galleries, restaurants, and businesses partner to present an evening of fun, music and art. For a detailed schedule of events, visit: http://littletonareachambernh.com/second-friday-art-nights/

THE KLEZMATICS IN CONCERT AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday June 10 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. The Grammy award-winning Klezmatics are world-renowned superstars of the klezmer world. The Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music, made aesthetically, politically and musically interesting recordings, inspired future generations, created a large and enduring body of work, and helped to change the face of contemporary Yiddish culture. Tickets $21 - $33. For more information, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/the-klezmatics/

OPEN AIR MARKET, LITTLETON
Saturday June 11 8:00 AM Community Center Lawn, 123 Main Street. 

SUGAR HILL LUPINE MARKET
Saturday and Sunday June 11 & 12, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Carolina Crapo Memorial Building & Sugar Hill Historical Museum. Crafters, artisans, local businesses, lunch available, demonstrations, free concert, seminars & workshops, presentations, photography tips, NH history over 7 generations. Book sales on the lawn of the Sugar Hill historical museum. For more details, visit http://www.HarmansCheese.com/market

ATTIC SALE & LUNCHEON BENEFITS WILLING WORKERS, SUGAR HILL
Saturday & Sunday June 11 & 12 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse. Held in conjunction with the Sugar Hill Lupine Festival Market, this annual event offers an array of treasures for sale, and their quintessential lunch, $6 per person, includes macaroni and cheese made with Harman’s cheese. Other light bites offered at a la carte prices. The Willing Workers Society is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization of women from several communities. Proceeds benefit area communities’ charitable services and fund an aware for a graduating senior who will be attending college. 

YARD SALE BENEFITS SUGAR HILL HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Saturday June 11 & Sunday June 12 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Sugar Hill Lupine Market, 1401 Route 117, Sugar Hill. All proceeds go to the historical museum’s building fund. The three-building campus of the Sugar Hill Historical Museum reflects the long history of Sugar Hill’s people, places and culture. The main 2016 exhibit is “Clotheslines”, a clothing and textile exhibit that includes table lines and accessories. Other exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith’s shop, an extensive hand tool collection, a model kitchen with wood stove and utensils in homemade cupboards. The library contains a large photograph collection and historical and genealogical references. Museum publications and a variety of treasures can be found in the gift shop. Admission to the museum is free but donations are gratefully accepted. The museum is open 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday and Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. For more information, visit http://www.sugarhillnh.org/library-and-museum/sugar-hill-historical-museum/

OFFICIAL POLLYANNA DAY, LITTLETON
Saturday June 11 11:00 AM Polyanna Gateway ceremony, music, group photo, free for all ages. For more information, visit http://littletonareachambernh.com/littleton-celebration-weekend/.

BETHLEHEM HERITAGE SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE & FUNDRAISER
Saturday June 11 1:00 - 5:00 PM at 2182 Main Street. Celebrating the opening of the society’s 2016 opening, BBQ and collectable sale, hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chips, beverages, dixie cup ice cream. Collectible sale items are not from the society’s collection and were donated to the Bethlehem Heritage Society specifically for the purpose of fund raising. For more information, visit http://bethlehemheritagenh.org/event/bethlehem-heritage-open-house-bbq/.

MEET THE ARTIST RECEPTION: THE ART OF NATURE, LINCOLN
Saturday June 11 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive. Meet artist Jeanette Fournier and talk with her about how she produces beautifully detailed watercolors of animals and birds in their natural surroundings. For more information, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/events/the-art-of-nature-by-jeanette-fournier-reception/

OPEN MIC, LUNENBURG
Saturday June 11 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

WALTZ LESSONS AND OPEN DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday June 11 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. Will Jeffries 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

SING STREET AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday June 11 7:30 PM starts, The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. From the director of “Once” and “Begin Again”, this is 1980s Dublin seen from the eyes of 14-y-o boy named Conor who is looking for a break from his strained home life. He invites the girl of his dreams to join his band, which does not yet exist. For show times, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/movies/.

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. For the month of June, meet at the entrance to the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge: from traffic lights in Twin Mountain take Route 3 north, at blinking light take right onto Route 115, follow for approximately 5 miles look for Airport sign and take left onto Hazen Road, follow for approximately 2 miles and trailhead parking will be on the right. If you get to the power plant you have gone too far. 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.

OPEN MIC AT THE MORRISON, WHITEFIELD
Monday June 13 6:00 PM at 6 Terrace Street. Music goes till 7:15 PM. New talent always welcome. There is a tuned piano available. Public is welcome to participate or attend this free event. Signs will lead guests to the performance area from the front door. Performers may call Lyndall at 603 631 4890 or weekdays at 603 837 2541 with any questions or just show up. 

FREE GUITAR CLINIC, LITTLETON
Tuesday June 14 6:00 PM Northern Lights Music, 57 Main Street. Featuring Martin Artist Corey Congilio. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact info@northernlightsmusic.com

PRESENTATION ABOUT NH GRANGE MOVEMENT, FRANCONIA
Tuesday June 14 7:00 PM Abbie Greenleaf Library, Main Street. The Franconia Heritage Museum is sponsoring this talk by Steve Taylor in conjunction with their newly opened exhibit, The Grange: A Voice for the Farmers. The talk will cover the rise of the Grange movement, its triumphs and its decline in the 20th century. The museum is open Saturdays from 1:00 - 4:00 PM through October 29th and can be open at other times with an advance request, email heritagemuseum@myfairpoint.net

LITTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER AUTHOR SERIES
Wednesday June 15 6:30 PM McLure Program Room, Littleton Public Library, Main Street. Charles Barry, longtime Fish and Game Conservation Officer and former Executive Director of the N.H. Fish and Game Department will speak. He will tell stories from his 2015 book, Behind Badge 32: True Stories of a New Hampshire Conservation Officer. Presented with funding from local publisher Bondcliff Books, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays June through October. Visit http://littletonpubliclibrary.org for more information. 

HISTORY OF DOG SLEDDING & ROLE OF NH’S STATE DOG, LISBON
Wednesday June 15 6:30 PM at the White Church on South Main Street. Bob Cottrell will speak about the history of dog sledding and the role of the Chinook in NH. Presented by the Lisbon Historical Society and made possible through a grant from the NH Humanities Council. Free and open to the public, light refreshments. For more information, visit http://www.lisbonareahistory.org

ONE-OFF FEATURE: KRISHNA AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday June 15 7:30 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. A creeping sense of dread permeates the story of Krishna at her sister’s Texas home, preparing for Thanksigiving with a family she’s trying to reconcile with. For show times, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/movies/.

LITTLETON AREA YOUTH FIELD HOCKEY
July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 & 25 4:30 - 6:00 PM Norton Pike Field, Highland Avenue, Littleton. Girls in grades K - 6 are invited to learn the basics of field hockey and have some fun. Skills, drills, games, open to girls in Littleton and surrounding towns, no cost, registration is not required but it is recommended. If you would like to order a Tshirt, they are $10, wear sneakers and bring a water bottle, field hockey sticks provided if you do not have one, shin guards and mouth guards are required. For more information call 603 991 3529 or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/783857745010975/