North Country
2:59 pm
Thu February 21, 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.

LOVE LETTERS AT THE PAPERMILL THEATER, LINCOLN

Thursday Feb. 21, 7:30 PM and Saturday Feb. 23 7:30, 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

DRUM CIRCLE, FRANCONIA

Friday Feb. 22 7 PM, Neskaya, 1643 Profile Road, Franconia. Continuing on 2nd and 4th Fridays each month. John Serano of Sugar Hill facilitates, participants may bring their own drums or choose a drum from John's collection, no experience needed, children welcome, drummer are encouraged to bring food to share, no charge, but donations appreciated. For more information: 603 823 5826 or movementarts@neskaya.com.

FREE FAMILY GAME NIGHT, LITTLETON

Friday Feb. 22, 7 PM, Heald Room, Littleton Community Center, 1220 Main Street, Littleton, NH. Last Friday of every month October through May, bring your favorite games and a friend.

HATE MAIL AT THE PAPERMILL THEATER, LINCOLN

Friday Feb. 22 7:30 PM Sunday Feb. 24 2 PM, 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

OLD CHURCH THEATER PRESENTS DEATH BY GOLF, HAVERHILL

Friday - Sunday Feb. 22 - 24 and Friday - Sunday March 1 - 3, 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 4 PM Sundays. Death by Golf is a lively combination of uproarious comedy and terrifying murder mystery that revolves around the uncanny resemblance between escaped convict Tony and recent bridegroom Prescott. Old Church Theater has presented over 29 years of summer entertainment on its Bradford, VT stage.  Old Church Theater, non-profit group, has the mission is to provide the means for community members to participate in and enjoy the performing arts.  Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall is happy to partner with Old Church Theatre to offer this exciting winter performance. Tickets $10 adults $5 children. For more information: http://www.alumnihall.org/events.html

CABIN FEVER 5K TRAIL RACE, FRANCONIA

Saturday Feb. 23, fun and family friendly, race through Fox Hill Park, all day or non-timed event, sponsored by Lafayette Recreation and Adaptive Sports Partners (ASPNC). For more information contact Sandy@adaptivesportspartners.org or Kim at recreation@franconianh.org, 603-991-8925.

INTERMEDIATE MAPLE SUGARING WORKSHOP, BETHLEHEM

Sat. Feb. 23, 8:30 AM - noon, The Rocks Estate, Route 302, Bethlehem. Hands-on workshop covering sugarhouse safety and design, professional evaporator designs and sizing, tubing fundamentals, filtering and canning options, small/medium vacuum systems, sugar bush management, online resources, equipment suppliers. Workshop will be in the sugar house and in the woods so dress appropriately. Limited to 50 participants. $15 per person. Online registration at http://bit.ly/MapleSugaring is encouraged. For more information: dave.falkenham or 603 787 6944, or steven.roberge@unh.edu or 603 352 4550.

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR HIGH TUNNEL, LANCASTER

Sat. Feb. 23 9 AM-3 PM, UNH Cooperative Extension Office in Lancaster. Tunnel growers and aspiring tunnel growers are invited to a day long workshop titled “Making the Most of Your High Tunnel”. Extension has teamed up with the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food, and The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire to bring you this workshop sponsored by the USDA’s Risk Management Agency. Topics will include an update on new rules, regulations and opportunities for certified organic producers, a panel discussion on record keeping, identifying the insurance needs for your farm, planning crops in your high tunnel for maximum profits, managing pests and diseases in your high tunnel, and a farmer to farmer discussion.  The registration fee is $5 and we ask that you bring a bag lunch.  For more information and to register please visit http://extension.unh.edu/Agric/Docs/RMAorganics2013.pdf or call Suzanne Hebert at 603-862-320.

GUN VIOLENCE COMMITTEE LETTER WRITING EVENT, FRANCONIA

Sat. Feb. 23 10 AM-1 PM, Franconia Church of Christ, Church Street, Franconia. The Gun Violence committee was formed shortly after the Newtown tragedy, this is a church-based group seeking to become a community voice for reducing gun violence. Come advocate for common sense gun safety regulation. Letter paper, stamps, labels, coffee and snacks will be provided. For more information call the church at 823 8421.

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD, ST. JOHNSBURY

Sat. Feb. 23, Rigoletto, 12:55 pm, encore on one screen, exactly the same as the live presentation shown the previous week. 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

LITTLETON WINTER CARNIVAL

Sat. Feb. 23, Cardboard Box Sled Race 1-3 PM, sleds must be constructed of cardboard, tape, string, glue, garbage bags, and paper, judging will be on creativity as well as performance/speed, Remich Park. Turkey Bowling 2 PM, Remich Park. Main Street Snowmen, create a snowman in the week leading up the carnival, this is a non-judged event. Snow Sculpture Contest, you may start sculpting the weekend before the carnival, judging will take place on Feb. 23, sculpt whatever you like, food coloring is allowed however no other items are allowed to be part of the finished product. For more information: http://www.littletonareachamber.com/Winter_Carnival.php

MILES AND MILES OF MUSIC ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION, WOODSVILLE

Sunday Feb. 24, 1-5 PM, at the Robert E. Clifford (R.E.C) Memorial Building, 65 South Court Street, Woodsville, NH. Acoustic string music jam supported by the Haverhill Recreation Department and Pete and Rita Stimson. If you sing "old country" we want you! If you enjoy music and would like to listen, your entry is free but donations are appreciated. Bring your own chair. To confirm date, or if you have questions or want more information call Pete at 603 787 6155 or Sherri at 603 787 6096. No drums or horns.

CONTRA DANCE, PEACHAM VT

Sunday Feb. 24, 6-9 PM, Peacham Town Gym, Music will be by the Parsnips and Chip Hedler will be taking care of the calling. All abilities and ages are welcome. Noexperience needed. Bring a treat or beverage to share if you like.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INFORMATION MEETING, LITTLETON

Monday Feb. 25, 6:30 PM and Friday March 8 6:30 PM, AHEAD Training Center, 153 Main Street, Littleton. Information meeting regarding 2013 home in Littleton. For more information call 603 616 2515.

HAVERHILL LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION

Monday Feb. 25, 7 PM, Haverhill Corner Library, 67 Court Street, Haverhill. Babbit 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.

BOOTCAMP: WRITING AND GETTING PUBLISHED, LITTLETON

Tuesdays Feb. 26 - March 19, 4:30 PM, Village Book Store, Main Street, Littleton. The ins and outs of getting your prose together and getting it published, market analysis, when to give your writing away and when to expect payment, bring an essay you are working on to the first session, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir. Cost is $65 for four sessions. To register call the book store at 603 444 5263.

PRESENTATION ABOUT BOBCATS, BETHLEHEM

Weds. Feb. 27, 7 PM, Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Street, Bethlehem. Given by Dick LaFleur, a volunteer Fish and Wildlife Steward and trapper. For more information: info@therocks.org or 444 6228.  Part of the Bretzfelder Park Family Education Series.

MOVIE NIGHT AT LINCOLN LIBRARY

Weds. Feb. 27, 5 PM, 22 Church Street, Lincoln. The last Weds. of each month,  free and open to all, for more information call (603) 745-8159 or library@lincolnnh.org.

COPPER CANNON CAMPS 41ST ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BUFFET & AUCTION, LITTLETON

Sat. March 2, doors open at 4 PM, Littleton Elks Lodge, Route 302, silent auction 4-7:30, wine tasting 4:40, dinner buffet 5:30, live auction 7:45, raffles, DJ-dancing-karaoke 8:45. The camp experience can change the life of the lucky child who gets to take part in a Copper Cannon adventure, NH's only free summer camp. The goal is to raise enough funds for 90 campers to attend in 2013. This is possible only through the generosity of auction donors and attendees. For tickets or donations contact Copper Cannon Camp at 603 823 8107 or www.coppercannon.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY

Volunteers are always welcome and encouraged. You can teach a program, assist with a program, join a committee, help out at fund raising events, chaperone field trips. The support of volunteers helps BGCNC make a larger impact on the community and enriches the lives of the North Country children who attend programs. If you are interested in joining the team contact Eric Frydman or Meryl Nevins at the club at 603 838 5954.