This is compiled by Tova Cohen of Franconia.
The newsletter below typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.
Thursdays Lisbon 3-6 PM Route 302 near Lisbon Center through October 11
Saturdays Bethlehem 10 AM – 2 PM Main Street through October 13
Sundays Littleton 10 AM – 2 PM Riverglen Lane near the Senior Center through October 14
WRENEGADES TOUR FOGGY BOTTOM ALPACA RANCH, LANDAFF
Thursday Sept. 27, join WREN's senior group, the Wrenegades on a tour of Foggy Bottom Alpaca Ranch in Landaff. Meet at WREN at 11:30 AM to carpool. Bring a lunch and come meet these magical animals and their owners.
FREE ARTIST DOCUMENTARY AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday, Sept. 27, 7:30 PM, Colonial Theater, Main Street, Bethlehem. Renowned artist Lynn Hershman-Leeson spent 40 years gathering interviews and news footage for this stunning documentary profiling the feminist art movement, which seeks to empower female artists and improve their access to male-dominated art spaces. Free. Donations gratefully accepted.
MICHELLE SHOCKED ROADWORKS TOUR, COURT STREET ARTS AT ALUMNI HALL HAVERHILL
Thursday Sept. 27, 8:00 PM, $25. Michelle Shocked is a traveling troubadour whose musical talent is so eclectic it is difficult to categorize. As a young feminist, she left Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, and was caught up in Reagan-era grassroots politics. Her musical career was ignited by a bootleg recording made around a Kerrville Folk Festival campfire on a Sony Walkman. For more information go here.
ART TO PROMOTE ART RECEPTION AND SALE, LITTLETON
Friday Sept. 28, 4:30 PM – 6 PM, Littleton Village Book Store, Main Street, Littleton. The public is invited to recognize artists who donate art to the Littleton Studio School 2012 Art-to-Promote Art Sale. The sale of donated art will begin during the reception and continue through the following day, Sept. 29th in concert with the Littleton Art Show. The Littleton Studio School is a non-profit organization that provides classes in ceramics, metalworking and jewelry and multimedia, including painting, drawing, and other arts. Proceeds of the sale will help support school operations.
CHARLES PATES ARTIST RECEPTION, BETHLEHEM
Friday Sept. 28, 5-7 PM, WREN, Main Street, Bethlehem, Atmospheres Grids Textures, painting by Charles Pates.
PERFORMANCE OF CAT MOUNTAIN - A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE FOLKTALE, BETHLEHEM
Friday Sept. 28, 7 PM, White Mountain School, West Farm Road, Bethlehem. Free, theatrical performance featuring the whimsical masks of world renowned mask maker and storyteller Eric Bornstein. Based on folklore, fairy tales, and mythology from around the world, Bornstein's lively performances combine handcrafted masks, music, storytelling, dance, and puppetry. For more information: email@example.com or 444 2928 x40.
MONROE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Friday, Sat. & Sun. Sept. 28, 29, & 30, Monroe, NH. Fast Squad Dance, "Monroe Then and Now" parade, volleyball, badminton & kids games, quilt and handcraft displays, face painting, concerts, Fire Department Challenge, Bingo, Scarecrow Shuffle 5K run, walk, whatever, Sunday breakfast to benefit the Monroe Fire Department and Fast Squad. For more information go here.
AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN SUGAR HILL
Saturday Sept. 29 10 AM-3 PM and Sunday Sept. 30, Sugar Hill. Kids activities all day decorating pumpkins & scarecrows with the Sugar Hill Library. Open Air Market including local businesses, crafters, artisans, non-profits, NH-made products, local maple syrup, dip, soup mix, jam, pickles, relishes, lunch available, free coffee from White Mountain Gourmet Coffee. Artisan demonstrations all weekend including folk art, wool spinning, and woodworking.
At 1:30 PM on Saturday and 11:30 AM on Sunday you can see NH History through family personalities with Sara Glines.
At 10:30 AM & 2:30 PM book signing & media presentation by Meghan McCarthy McPhaul author of A History of Cannon Mountain: Tales, Trails, and Skiing Legends.
At 11:30 Rhonda Besaw shares her Abenaki roots and the history of Wabanaki beadwork.
From 12-3 PM on Saturday and 1-3 PM on Sunday relax with reiki with Mary Sturtevant.
On Sunday at 12:30 PM there is a presentation by Reality-based Combat Academy of Littleton, martial arts & fitness instruction in karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, & judo for all ages.
Sunday 1:30 PM concert with the Parker Hill Road Band, bluegrass with a bit of pop, country & blues, outside if it is nice, meeting house if not.
FOREST SERVICE WAIVES FEES ON NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Saturday Sept. 29, all day-use fees normally collected at White Mountain National Forest locations will be waived. The focus of National Public Lands Day is to instill a sense of shared stewardship and educate the public about the importance of natural resources.
HIKING/BIKING FOR BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED ADULTS
Saturday Sept. 29 & Sunday Sept. 30. Weekend of hiking and biking for adults who are blind or have visual impairments. $150 includes meals & lodging. For more information or to register 603-823-5232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
43RD ANNUAL LITTLETON ART SHOW
Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 AM – 4 PM. Displays of some of New England's best artists, crafters, and antiques merchants along the town's picturesque and award-winning Main Street.
Littleton Piano Project Grand Finale held from 9 AM - 3:30 PM.
Littleton Lions Club Classic Car Parade at 1:30 PM.
Littleton Garden Club bulb sale on the lawn of the community center, Littleton Public Library annual book sale, jewelry making demonstration at Fiddleheads on Mill Street, children's activities including face painting, building and craft projects at Union Bank's Main Street Branch. For more information: email@example.com or 444 6561.
LITTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Saturday Sept. 29, 9 AM-4 PM, at the Community Center Carriage House, (formerly the Annex), 120 Main Street, Littleton. Available for purchase will be 7,000 used books, videos, CDs, DVDs, and audio books. For more information call 444 5741.
LITTLETON AREA SENIOR CENTER 3RD ANNUAL PENNY SALE, ART SHOW, PIE SALE
Saturday Sept. 29 9 AM- 2 PM and Sunday Sept. 30 10 AM-1 PM, over 35 items have been donated by local businesses for the raffle, tickets on sale starting Sept. 27 at the Senior Center, which is off Cottage Street, on the river walk near the covered bridge, tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5, 13 for $10, pies will be on sale for $10 each on Saturday from 11-2.
MARKET PLACE AT THE ROCKS ESTATE, BETHLEHEM
Saturday and Sunday Sept. 29 and 30, 10 AM – 4 PM, wares from New England crafters, artisans, fair trade products and specialty food vendors. You're sure to fins some special and unique gifts, handmade ornaments, fudge, and maple and honey products to name just a few. For more information: www.therocks.org
22ND ANNUAL PIE FESTIVAL AT ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH LITTLETON
Saturday Sept. 29, 11 AM-2 PM, Parish Hall at 25 School Street, Littleton. Pie Fest offers twenty-plus varieties of homemade pies and cheesecakes baked by parishioners and sold for $4.50 per slice with cream/ice cream, and a drink is another 50 cents, handicapped accessible, carry-outs and limited number of whole pies available, 10% or proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit organization. For more information call 444-3414.
DIXVILLE NOTCH HALF MARATHON
Saturday Sept. 29, 11 AM, USTAF-certified half marathon, four-person relay, and two-person relay. Start at The Balsams Country Club, off Route 26 in Dixville Notch, and end on Colby Street in Colebrook. Event fee is $25. Bluegrass music, food, raffles, and award presentations at the finish line.
FESTIVAL OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS, COURT STREET ARTS AT ALUMNI HALL HAVERHILL
Saturday Sept. 29, 4:00 - 8:00 PM, A celebration of local food, craft brews and fine wine, $15 food, $20 food and drink, sample culinary delights from over twenty area restaurants, artisan cheese makers, small farms, confectionaries and nine craft breweries and great wine produced in the state and beyond. For more information: go here.
LUMBERJACK FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION, BERLIN
Sunday, Sept. 30, Northern Forest Heritage Park, Berlin, NH. 11:30 AM opening ceremonies. Celebrate the history of logging and lumber jacking with numerous events and activities. A field of 75 competitors is expected to square off in several challenging arenas including cross-cut, modified chain saw, stock chainsaw, women's and men's axe chop, women's and men's axe throwing, standing block chop, and two-person log rolling. For more information go here.
COMEDIAN VENTRILOQUIST SYLVIA FLETCHER, LANCASTER
Weds. Oct. 3, 7:30 PM, Rialto Theater, Main Street, Lancaster. Free. presented by The Noyes Fund.
RAISE A CUP FOR THE CURE, BETHLEHEM
During the first two weeks of October, bring a bra and a $10 donation toward breast cancer research to WREN, Main Street, Bethlehem, and WREN will string a laundry line around the outdoor market to help raise awareness of this disease and raise money toward a cure.
WANTED: GOBLINS, ZOMBIES AND GHOSTS FOR THE HAUNTED RIVERWALK
To volunteer to be a goblin, zombie or ghost in the haunted river walk on Sunday Oct. 28, call 444-3437 and talk to Darleen.
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