CALENDAR OF EVENTS: The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.
Thursdays Lisbon, Route 302, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturdays Lancaster, Main Street, 9:00 AM - Noon
Saturdays Bethlehem, Main Street, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sundays Littleton, Cottage Street near Senior Center, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesdays Lunenberg VT 2:00 - 6:00 PM
CHILDREN’S THEATRE SERIES: THE UGLY DUCKLING, LANCASTER
Thursday June 23 9:30 AM The Rialto Theatre, Main Street, free, presented by Jean’s Playhouse IMPACT Children’s Theatre company. IMPACT stands for Imagination and Music, Professional Artistry in Children’s Theatre. The company tours eight original 45-minute musicals around NH every summer. Shows are based on folk and fairy tales from many cultures adapted for today’s audiences of all ages with a taste of pop culture references and tongue-in-cheek humor thrown in for older children and parents. For more information, call the Lancaster Rialto at 603 788 FILM.
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/.
A NEW COMEDY: LEADING LADIES, AT JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Thursday, Friday & Saturday June 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 PM and Wednesday June 29 at 2:00 PM, 40 Papermill Drive. Two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors resolve to pass themselves off as an elderly woman’s beloved nephews to get her cash, only to discover her inheriting relatives are not nephews but nieces. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2016-season/leading-ladies-2016/.
SOUNDS IN THE SANCTUARY FRIDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS, BETHLEHEM
Friday June 24 5:00 PM Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, 39 Strawberry Hill. Trio Cleonice, a dynamic, young Boston-based group will present a Mozart and Brahms program. General admission $15, at the door. For more information, visit http://www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.
KAT WRIGHT & THE INDOMITABLE SOUL BAND, BETHLEHEM
Friday June 24 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Vocals of Kat Wright, a rock solid rhythm section of bass, drums and keys; a powerful, three-piece horn section; an electric guitarist who dances beneath the surface before exploding to the top. Seven players, each a soloist and entertainer in their own right, blending Memphis soul and new school R&B with a level of improvisation that more than a few Vermont bands have been known for. Tickets $13 - $16. For more information, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/kat-wright-the-indomitable-soul-band/.
BATH HISTORICAL SOCIETY: BAKE AND YARD SALE
Saturday June 25 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Bath Historical Society House on the village green. All money raised benefits the Bath Historical Society.
WHITE MOUNTAIN STRONGMAN/WOMAN III, LITTLETON
Saturday June 25 10:00 AM Remich Park. Come watch some of the strongest men and women in the northeast compete in events: max dead lift, axle clean and press, last man standing, husafell stne, farmers walk, carry medley. Spectator entry fee $5. All proceeds go to New Digs for Dogs Rescue and the Eugene McDonough Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit http://www.acebarbell.com
THE LOBSTER AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday June 25 7:30 PM starts, The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly. After his wife leaves him, David (Colin Farrell) is sent to a hotel for single adults and urged to find a new significant other within 45 days-if he fails, he will be transformed into an animal of his choosing. David eventually meets a runaway from the hotel (Rachel Weisz), and the two begin a secret romance. This absurdist dystopian comedy is the first English-language feature from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, and was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. For show times, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/movies/.
ALL-AMERICAN BASKETBALL PLAYER ILZE LUNEAU PERFORMS, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday June 28 11:00 AM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Ilze Luneau will dribble, juggle and spin up to 6 basketballs on a balance board, and use other props as well as music and dance. This free family program is the kick-off entertainment for Bethlehem Library’s Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 603-869-2409 or go to http:/www.bethlehemlibrary.org
MYSTERY WRITER MARILINNE COOPER AT ABBIE LIBRARY, FRANCONIA
Tuesday June 28 7:00 PM, Main Street. Marilinne Cooper is the author of six mystery novels that have been independently published on Amazon. Her latest book, Snake Island, will be out in the fall. For more information, visit http://www.abbielibrary.org.
ABBIE GREENLEAF LIBRARY STORY TIME FOR ALL AGES, FRANCONIA
Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, Main Street. Visit the library for story time, listen to a story, explore the library. For all ages. For more information, visit http://www.abbielibrary.org.
JEREMY KITTEL TRIO IN CONCERT, COLEBROOK
Wednesday June 29 7:00 PM The Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. Presented by The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. Jeremy Kittel is a contemporary American musician and composer. The trio will play music that incorporates the mandolin and guitar with Jeremy on the violin and fiddle and that spans the genres of jazz, blues and Celtic. For more information, visit http://www.gnwca.org.