North Country Events

Jun 16, 2016

An Indigo Bunting in Bethlehem. 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
Thursdays Lisbon, Route 302, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
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 

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday June 17 7:00 PM 2050 at The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. The evening includes live brook trout, refreshments, music, raffle, interactive displays and nature, adventure and environmental files to cultivate community and inspire ecological stewardship within the Ammonoosuc watershed. Expect to be transported to beautiful places. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Chapter of Trout Unlimitied. All proceeds support Clean Water Healthy Trout. For more information, visit http://www.aconservationtrust.org/clean-water-healthy-trout

NH HIGH SCHOOL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday June 18 2:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Launched in 2008 and presented by the NH Film & Television Office, this festival fosters interest in filmmaking, encourages media arts education in schools, and rewards future members of the industry for their craft. The 2016 Festival program, featuring 27 student-produced shorts, is on tour this summer and the Colonial is the first stop. For more information about the Festival, visit http://nhstudentfilm.com/2016-festival-selections-announced

2ND ANNUAL LOW TECH COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN DAY, LITTLETON
Saturday June 18 2:00 - 6:00 PM Remich Park, by the gazebo. Hot dogs, popcorn, lemonade, come play simply in the park, games and activities for all ages, bring a lawn chair or blanket, free admission. Hosted by the First Congregational Church of Littleton. Any money raised from donations will go towards the RiverWalk for MS to be held September 10. 

BATESVILLE BLUES BAND ON THE DOW, FRANCONIA
Saturday June 18 4:00 - 7:00 PM Dow Field. 

LANCASTER OPEN MIC
Saturday June 18 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.  

WELCOME HOME TO WATERFORD MUSIC
Saturday June 18 6:30 PM Lower Waterford Congregational Church.  The Uncommon Folk Band from Waterford will be performing a mix of folk and bluegrass music. Tickets at the door:  $10 and $5 for 12 and under.

THE MEDDLER AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday June 18 7:30 PM starts, The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Starring Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne. With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. For show times, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/movies/.

ISLE OF MAN’S “BARRULE” IN CONCERT, COLEBROOK
Monday June 20 7:00 PM Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, this award-winning trio with a big sound elevates the Isle of Man’s native music to a new level of performance and musicianship. They are a rousing live act performing Manx and Gaelic songs seldom encountered in the wider world, featuring fiddle, accordion and guitar. Tickets $15. For more information, visit http://www.gnwca.org

ANNUAL DINNER & SILENT AUCTION BENEFITS LITTLETON STUDIO SCHOOL
Thursday June 23 5:30 PM Littleton Elks Lodge, Route 302 near Cottage Street. $35 per person or $250 for a table of 8. Tickets may be purchased at Littleton Studio School or the League of NH Craftsmen Gallery. For more information, visit http://littleton.nhcrafts.org/events/

HELPING POLLINATORS AND THE WORLD FOOD SUPPLY, LANCASTER
Thursday June 23 7:00 PM Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park on Route 3 about 2 miles south of Lancaster. Join Debra Marnich, soil conservationist with the USDA and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, an expert in pollinator gardens, she will speak about this vital resource and what you can do to promote pollinator gardens in your community. Come early and bring a picnic support or climb the fire tower for great mountain views. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.nrcs.gov/

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES “THE BURGESS BOYS”
Thursday July 14 6:00 PM Bath Public Library. Elizabeth Strout tells the story of two brothers, haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children. Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown as soon as they could but after many years they are called home by their sister, the sibling who stayed behind.  Long-buried tensions surface in unexpected ways. 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.