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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: HANSEL & GRETEL, LANCASTER
Thursday June 30 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.
COOL NIGHTS JAZZ BAND CONCERT, LITTLETON
Thursday June 30 3:00 PM Littleton Community Center lawn, 123 Main Street. Made up of students ranging in age from 13 - 18, these young people play jazz, rock, swing, Latin and ballads. The group of 23 musicians includes expected instruments as well as flute, marimba, timpani and violins. Rain location is the Littleton Opera House. For more information, visit http://falmouthacademy.org.
CELTIC MUSIC CONCERT BY ISLAY MIST CEILIDH, LANCASTER
Thursday June 30 7:00 PM Great Room of Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park on the east side of Route 3 approx. 2 miles south of Lancaster. The Islay Mist Céilidh is a group of amateur musicians from Northern New Hampshire who play traditional Celtic music from Scotland, Ireland and maritime Canada. Come early and bring a picnic supper or climb the fire tower for great views. For more information, visit https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/weeks-state-park.aspx.
A NEW COMEDY: LEADING LADIES, AT JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Thursday June 30, Friday & Saturday July 1 & 2 at 7:30 PM and Wednesday July 6 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/.
FIRST FRIDAYS IN BETHLEHEM
Friday July 1 5:00 - 7:00 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Eyelines opening artist reception featuring work by Gretchen Hill Woodman. This event is part of First Friday events in Bethlehem, which include exhibits at 42Maple and The Maia Papaya.
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday July 1 7:30 PM, The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Starring Harrison Ford, directed by Steven Spielberg. Raiders of The Lost Ark is 35 this year! Featuring bravura set pieces, sly humor, and white-knuckle action, Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most consummately entertaining adventure pictures of all time. Join us for some great family fun and surprises as we re-visit this 115-minute thrill ride. For more information, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/movies/.
FRANCONIA COLOR SCRAMBLE 5K
Saturday July 2 7:30 - 8:00 AM registration at the gazebo on the Dow, 8:30 AM start. Run or walk around a scenic Franconia loop, starting on Main Street, south to Plantation Road, to Route 18 north and back to Dow Park. Entry fee adults $30, U12 $10 with a registered adult, $20 each if you register in a group of 5 or more. Free Tshirts to first 75 to register. All proceeds benefit Franconia Children’s Center, Profile Class of 2016 and Lafayette Recreation. For more information, visit http://www.franconianh.org/scramble.html.
FRANCONIA OLD HOME DAY
Saturday July 2 Main Street and Dow field. Many events throughout the day including pancake breakfast, children's games, art show, Franconia Fire Department lunch grill, flea market, duck race, parade at 1:00 PM, music on Dow field, and fireworks at dusk. For more information, visit http://www.franconianh.org/old-home-day.html.
SMALL GROUP TOURS OF DOW CLOCK TOWER, FRANCONIA
Saturday July 2 10:00 AM - Noon. As part of Old Home Day, the Dow Academy will host an open house and small group tours of the clock tower. Children will be able to pull a rope to ring the bell. Group tours will be on the half hour between 10 a.m. and noon. Registration will be at the front of the Dow Academy in the morning.
PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION BENEFITS PETS FOR PATRIOTS, LITTLETON
Saturday & Sunday July 2 & 3 10:00 AM and on at Remich Park, Oak Hill Road. Hosted by the First United Methodist Church and other aread churches and businesses. The two-day event is free but tickets to see the band are $5 per person. All proceeds go to a group that sponsors the adoption of pets by veterans. Events include a pet parade, blessing of the pets, food vendors, tables of vendors for fundraising, children's games and activities. Music includes the band, 3 Shades of Blue, seen on America's Got Talent, concert is 7:00 PM on July 2. T-shirts with sponsors listed will be available for purchase. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOVE & FRIENDSHIP AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday July 2 7:30 PM starts, The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Starring Kate Beckinsale. Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. She attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely. For show times, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/movies/.
TWIN MOUNTAIN EVENTS ALL DAY
Sunday July 3 8:00 AM registration open for children’s fishing derby, which is from 8:30 - 10:30 AM. Children must be accompanied by parent, event is at the recreation area, Lake R. off Route 3. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM craft fair and flea market, St. Patrick’s Church grounds. 2:00 PM Bag & Bling Bingo, tickets at the door. 4:00 PM register for Corn Hole Tournament at Twin Mountain Town Hall. Afternoon and evening events at St. Patrick’s Church grounds: live music, carnival games, food, dunk tanks, special Troop Salute. 9:00 PM Fireworks. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/twinmtnparksandrec/.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CONTRA DANCE, PEACHAM VT
Sunday July 3 7:00 - 10:00 PM Peacham Town Gym, 79 Church Street in the center of Peacham Village. Live music with the PARSNIPS with calling by Tim Van Egmond of Swallowtail. All ages welcome, no experience or partner needed, beginners especially encouraged to give this exciting traditional New England dance style a try. All dances taught. Donations for the band and caller are appreciated. For more information, email email@example.com.
WOODSVILLE 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS
Tuesday July 4, 11:00 AM parade, noon flea market official opening, food vendors, 1:00 PM stations open for cash prizes at the end of the afternoon including hoop shooting, ball roundup, frisbee tossing, and more. Also visit Red Neck Warrior for games that will test your metal. Other events on Community Field include inflatables, bouncy house, horse-drawn wagon rides, Name That Tune in the music tent, bingo tent, activities continue through the afternoon and into the evening. 8:00 PM winners announced. 9:00 PM fireworks. For more information, email Wooisvillelegion@gmail.com. This celebration is being organized by the members of American Legion Ross-Wood Post #20.
BRETTON WOODS JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
Monday July 4 5:00 PM Bretton Woods Ski Area. Gates open at 5:00 PM, $5 per car collected by and benefiting the White Mountain Regional High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. Family fun zone includes bouncy house, lawn games, face painting, balloon twisting. 6:00 PM annual country cook out, country style BBQ, all the classic staples. Live music with Shark Martin. 7:15 PM Lucky Bob performs juggling and magic. 9:15 PM fireworks. For more information, visit http://brettonwoods.com/July.
BASKETBALL TRICKS AT BATH SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Tuesday July 5 10:30 AM Bath Village School. Basketball start Ilze Luneau performing amazing basketball tricks. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
POETRY READING AT ABBIE GREENLEAF LIBRARY, FRANCONIA
Tuesday July 5 7:00 PM at 439 Main Street. Rose McLarney, poet-in-residence at The Frost Place will read from her work. All welcome.
PATCHWORK PLAYERS AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday July 6 11:00 AM, The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Babes in Toyland. For details, visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/childrens-series/.
WHIPPLE FIELD NATURE WALK
Wednesday July 6 3:00-6:00 PM Meet at the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust office, 729 Main Street, Franconia. Series of five walks every other Wednesday starting July 6. Group will carpool to a different site each week. Led by ACT’s Director of Education & Outreach Liz Wyman and volunteer Linda Moore, who will teach participants about plants and wildlife. Walks will be at a slow to moderate pace with stops to observe and enjoy nature. Recommended gear includes long pants, boots or sneakers that can get dirty, a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, and a water bottle. More information at www.aconservationtrust.org or call (603) 823-7777. Free and open to the public; all ages welcome. Hosted by ACT.
LITTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER AUTHOR SERIES
Wednesday July 6 at 6:30 PM McLure Program Room, Littleton Public Library, Main Street. Speaker is Richard Adams Carey, author of the bestselling 2015 book, In the Evil Day: Violence Comes to One Small Town. Carey’s program will focus on the subject of his gripping book, that being the tragic events surrounding the August 1997 killing rampage by Carl Drega in Colebrook, New Hampshire. Presented with funding from local publisher Bondcliff Books, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays June through October. Visit http://littletonpubliclibrary.org for more information.