North Country
1:42 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

North Country Events

Compiled by Tova Cohen of Franconia

The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

DANCE PARTY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, FRANCONIA

Thurs. Feb. 14,  Potluck 6 PM, Dance 7PM, Neskaya Movement Arts Center, 1643 Profile Road, Franconia. Join with activists around the world for One Billion Rising global movement to end violence against women & girls. For more information call 603-823-5828 or movementarts@neskaya.com

BATH LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION OF DESERT QUEEN

Thurs. Feb. 14, 6 PM, Bath Library. Desert Queey by Janet Wallach is the story of Gertrude Bell, 1868-1926, who explored, mapped and excavated the world of the Arabs. Recruited by British intelligence during WWI, she played a crucial role in obtaining the loyalty of the Arab leaders. Books may be picked up at the library, Tues. and Thurs. 9-noon and 1-6PM, and Saturdays 9-noon. Anyone with an interest in reading is welcome. For more information: 747-3372 or bathlibrary@together.net

LOVE LETTERS AT THE PAPERMILL THEATER, LINCOLN

Thursday Feb. 14, 7:30 PM, Papermill Theater, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln, NH. The handwritten note leaves an indelible mark forever, not only on the ink-stained paper, but also in the heart of its reader. American playwright A.R. Gurney knew this when he created his Pulitzer Prize nominated play Love Letters. Love Letters, considered one of Gurney´s best and a classic of the American stage, tells the story of two people who grew up in the 1930s and whose lives become intimately entwined by the prolificacy of their pens. For more information: http://www.papermilltheatre.org

CONTRA DANCE, FRANCONIA

Friday Feb. 15, 7:30 PM, Franconia Town Hall, Main Street, Franconia. Chip Hedler calling, David Carpenter on fiddle, David Van Houten on guitar, all dances taught, you just need to know how to walk, come enjoy some light exercise, live music, friendly folks, no experience needed, families welcome - contra dancing is a great activity for all ages to do together.

HATE MAIL AT THE PAPERMILL THEATER, LINCOLN

Friday and Saturday Feb. 15 & 16, 7:30PM, Papermill Theater, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln, NH. The story of Preston, a spoiled rich kid who meets his match in Dahlia, an angst-filled artist. Their worlds collide when Preston sends a complaint letter that gets Dahlia fired from her job, and then there’s no turning back. The play stays with their increasingly crazed correspondence as they move from hate to love, and then right back again. For more information: http://www.papermilltheatre.org

READERS CAFE AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Sat. Feb. 16, 9 AM, Bethlehem Public Library, 2155 Main St. Bethlehem, (603) 869-2409. February 16 book is The Faith Club by Ranya Idiliby et al. All welcome. See all 2013 selections here: http://bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.php

5TH ANNUAL LOVE & CHOCOLATE JUST DESSERTS FUND RAISER FOR LITTLETON STUDIO SCHOOL

Saturday Feb. 16, (Rescheduled from Feb. 9th) 11 AM – 2 PM, Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton. For a $10 donation, fill a plate with chocolate delicacies such as cookies, cupcakes, fudge, truffles, eclairs. Raffle tickets will also be sold for prizes including a weekend for 2 at the Sunset Hill House, sterling pendant by Beth Simon, cake of your choice from French Sisters Baker, Littleton Studio School gift certificates, winners announced at the end of the event, and need not be present.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THAT? DEMONSTRATION OF BOTANICAL DRAWING AND BATIK, BETHLEHEM

Sat. Feb. 16, 11 AM-1 PM, The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem. Denise Crowley and Carol Dillingham are the artists behind the drawings and batiks at the gallery. Meet them and learn about the techniques they use to make their works, demonstrations. For more information: http://www.facebook.com/events/154129684738614/

CABIN FEVER FEST AT LITTLETON FOOD CO-OP

Saturday Feb. 16, noon – 3 PM, Littleton Food Co-op, 43 Bethlehem Road, Littleton, NH. Samples, specials, giveaways, music sponsored by the North Country Community Radio Project.

FRANCONIA SKATING PARTY AND BOOK SALE

Sat. Feb. 16, noon-4 PM, Franconia town rink, skating to music, hot cocoa, cookies and other treats in the warming hut, skates for rent at Franconia Sports Shop. Book sale, noon-3 PM in the basement of the Abbie Greenleaf Library. The Franconia Heritage Museum and the Abbie Greenleaf Library partner to bring the annual Skating Party and Book Sale to the town of Franconia. For more information: 603 823 5000 or heritagemuseum@myfairpoint.net, or 603 823 8424 or library@franconianh.org.

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD, ST. JOHNSBURY

Sat. Feb. 16, Rigoletto, 12:55pm live presentation on both screens, Feb. 23, 12:55PM, encore on one screen, both presentations are exactly the same. Tickets $23, Catamount Arts members $21, students $10, purchase online at catamountix.com. Performances are at Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT. For more information: 802 748 2600 or www.catamountarts.org

INVENTOR THOMAS EDISON VISITS BETHLEHEM

Sat. Feb. 16, 3 PM, Adair Country Inn, Guilder Lane, just off Route 302 near 93, Bethlehem. Free and open to the public, living history presenter Jon Hively of North

Conway portrays Thomas Edison, sharing Edison's personal history, inventions and outlook on life while demonstrating "new" inventions from Jon's own private collection of Edisoniana. Edison, who lived from 1847-1931, held 1093 patents and invented the phonograph, the light bulb, the moving picture or "movies," the storage battery, improvements to the telegraph and telephone as well as other curious inventions including "a box to talk to the dead." For more information: call the Inn at 444-2600.

LITTLETON POLICE VALENTINE FUNDRAISER SUPPER

Saturday Feb. 16, first seating at 5 PM, second seating at 6 PM, Littleton First United Methodist Church, 18 Main Street, Littleton. The Littleton chapter of the Volunteers in Police Service serve their 5th annual Valentine pork roast supper. The purpose of this event is to raise money to fund the organization's many volunteer services. Tickets can be purchased at the Littleton Polic Dept. or by contacting Sharon Craigie at 444-6234. $10 for adults and $4 for children.

CABIN FEVER FOLLIES, BERLIN

Sunday Feb. 17, 2 PM, $12 Adults, $6 students, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Fast moving annual variety show featuring skits, singing, dancing, music, designed to chase away the winter chill. Directed by Denis Doucett and featuring dozens of local artists.  For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.

AUDITIONS FOR JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, ST. JOHNSBURY

Sunday Feb. 17, 2 PM and Monday Feb. 18, 6:30 PM, St. Johnsbury School Auditorium. The St. Johnsbury Players will be holding open auditions for their spring production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's classic rock opera. Women will be considered for many male roles. People auditioning will sing selections from the show or may bring in an alternate selection. There is a spot for everyone who auditions. There will be rehearsals three days a week and performances will be the weekends of May 10 and May 17. For more information contact directory Kim Wood at 802 274 0774 or stjohnsburyplayers@hotmail.com.

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS, SUGAR HILL

Sunday Feb. 17, 3 PM, Sugar Hill Meeting House. Music by Leclair, Haydn, Mendelssohn. Players are Ronnie Bauch and Aaron Boyd on violin, Chris Finckel cello, and AhLing Neu viola. For more information: http://northcountrychamberplayers.org/concert_schedule.php

PINK MARTINI IN CONCERT, ST. JOHNSBURY

Sunday Feb. 17, 7 PM, Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy. Reserved seats $74-$29. A little orchestra from Portland, Oregon, formed in 1994, the band crosses genres of classical, jazz and classic pop. Presented by Kingdom County Productions. For more information: www.kingdomcounty.org

ROSIE LEDET & THE ZYDECO BOYS IN CONCERT, LINCOLN

Sunday Feb. 17, 7:30 PM, Papermill Theater, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln, NH. Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys have quickly become the act to watch on the zydeco circuit. Rosie’s music is fresh and daring while still retaining its links to its bayou Creole heritage. Rosie has a rare combination of talent, not only in the zydeco world, but in any musical genre. She can write top-notch award winning songs, hang with the best of them on her instrument, and can sing circles around her peers. Rosie is among the few zydeco artists who still sing and write some of their own material in Creole French.

THE NORMAN MAGIC EXPERIENCE, LINCOLN

Monday Feb. 18, 7:30 PM, Papermill Theater, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln, NH. Norman Ng (Pronounced "ing") has been performing his exciting and unique brand of magic throughout the US for over 21 years. He is known for bringing a fresh and dynamic energy to his shows. He views his show as a conversation with an audience rather than a performance for them. He involves the audience in ways no other performer does. He gets the audience to react in ways they never thought they could. He swings stuff, smashes stuff, and makes hundreds of people suspend their disbelief with every show.

MOTHER NATURE'S CHILD: FILM AND DISCUSSION, BETHLEHEM

Weds. Feb. 20, 7 PM, The Rocks Estate, Route 302, Bethlehem, NH. The film explores the powerful role of nature experienes in the health and development of toddler, cildren and adolescents. Disscussion following the film will examine the importance of unstructured time outside for children, the place of risk-taking in healthy child development, how children learn through play and way for children to connect with nature. For more information: info@therocks.org or 444 6228.

HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION

Monday Feb. 25, 7 PM, Haverhill Corner Library, 67 Court Street, Haverhill. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis will be discussed. Copies will be available to borrow from the library. For more information call the library at 603 989 5578 or visit http://hliba.blogspot.com/2013/01/winter-book-discussion-series.html.