North Country
8:32 am
Thu February 28, 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.

LENTEN MUSIC SERIES, LITTLETON

Thursday Feb. 28, noon, All Saints Episcopal Church, 35 School Street, Littleton. Performances take place on Thursdays beginning at 12:10 p.m., the concerts are offered by local musicians and singers for a reflective forty minute interlude to your day. There is no admission, but a free-will offering is appreciated. All are welcome! For more information telephone (444-3414) or email allstslittleton@allsts.org Also see www.allsts.org. The calendar of performances is as follows: Feb. 28: The Pine Hill Singers, Mar.  7: To be announced, Mar. 14: Russ Bonnevie, Clarinet and Anita Bonnevie, Piano, Amy Mitz, Mezzo-Soprano, Mar. 21: Isabella Lamadriz, Soprano.

KATIE ROSE AT THE BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Thursday Feb. 28, 1-2 PM, Bethlehem Public Library, 2155 Main St. Bethlehem, NH. Katie Rose entertains with Fun and Songs, an hour of music and singing for children of all ages.  For more information: 869-2409 or www.bethlehemlibrary.org.

UPSTAGE PLAYERS AUDITIONS FOR OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, LITTLETON & LISBON

Thursday Feb. 28 (Methodist Church on Main Street, Littleton 5:30-7:30 PM) and Saturday March 2 (Lisbon Regional School 2-5 PM). The Upstage Players community theatre group will be holding auditions for their spring production of "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro. Upstage players is seeking actors with an excitement for theatre, desire to have fun, and drive to work hard. Casting includes one young man (20s-30s) and one young woman (20s) as well as 2 men and 2 women to play grandparents in their 70s. Good comic timing, a sharp understanding of sarcastic wit and a well projecting voice are all plusses. The play will be directed by Andrew Lidestri. Performances will run April 27th and 28th in Littleton and May 11th and 12th in Lisbon. For more information, email Andrew Lidestri at andrewlidestri@gmail.com.

READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY-CELEBRATE DR. SUESS' BIRTHDAY-FAMILY MOVIE, BETHLEHEM

Friday March 1, Bethlehem Public Library. All day children can check out Suess books and make a Seuss-inspired craft to take home. 6PM family movie night of classic Sueuss, wear your PJs, bring your blankets and join upstairs.

DISCUSSION ABOUT CREATING NORTH COUNTRY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND, LITTLETON

Friday March 1 9AM Littleton Opera House, Main Street, Littleton. Jeff Woodburn is hosted by Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce. The North Country Economic Development Fund will be created at the Department of Resources and Economic Development if the gaming bill passes. Bring your ideas and thoughts.

KRISTINE LINGLE OPENING RECEPTION AT THE GALLERY AT WREN, BETHLEHEM

Friday March 1, 5-7PM, The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem. Luminescence, new oil paintings by Kristine Lingle showing March 1 - 26. Artist talk and demonstration March 21 5PM. For more information: 869-3100 or www.wrencommunity.org

OLD CHURCH THEATER PRESENTS DEATH BY GOLF, HAVERHILL

Friday - Sunday March 1 - 3, 7:30PM Friday and Saturday and 4PM Sunday. 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

BILL'S RACE TO BEAT AMYLOID, CANNON MOUNTAIN

Saturday March 2, help raise money and awareness of a rare disease that took the life of longtime Cannon ski instructor Bill Cunningham. The Race to Beat Amyloid is open to all ages, registration starts at 8AM in the Notchview lodge, runs must be made 11AM to 2:30PM. The raffle will be set in the Family Room next door beginning at 9AM with the drawings at 3:30 followed by race awards. For more information: http://www.billsrace.com

WOODBURN DISCUSSES CASINO GAMBLING, LITTLETON

Sat. March 2 10AM Littleton Community House, 120 Main Street. Public forum to understand and discuss the casino bill in detail.

ABBIE GREENLEAF LIBRARY CELEBRATES DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY, FRANCONIA

Saturday March 2 11AM. Children of all ages are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a special story time. Dress up as your favorite Whoville character!

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD, ST. JOHNSBURY

Sat. March 2, Parsifal, 12:00pm live presentation on both screens, March 9, 12:00PM, 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

DONNA MARIE & HER PUPPETS, BERLIN

Sat. March 2, 1PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Pure delight for the children and grandchildren. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.

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

Sat. March 2, doors open at 4PM, 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.

GAME NIGHT AT LANDAFF TOWN HALL

Saturday March 2, 7PM, card games, board games, cheer and fun. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Mt. Hope Grange. For more information: 838 2897.

KRAZY JAKE COMEDY SHOW TO BENEFIT WOODSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Sat. March 2 8PM American Legion Hall Post #20, Woodsville. 50/50 raffle, auction, cash bar, for tickets and information: 603 991 8567.

SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP WITH DOROTHY GOLDSTONE, BETHLEHEM

Sundays in March (except March 17) 10AM-noon, WREN, 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem. Explore the unique storytelling challenges and opportunities presented by the medium of film, practice incorporating them through exercises in class, look at the essential structure of a screen story, the tools of characterization, and the uses of dialogue. Goal is to have a synopsis of a screenplay, several character sketches, and a few scenes completed by the end of this workshop. beginner and intermediate levels are welcome. WREN member $125, Non-member $150. For more information: www.wrencommunity.org.

RED HAT SOCIETY GATHERING, WHITEFIELD

Sunday March 3, 2PM, Old Mill Studio, Whitefield. Open invitation, first Sunday of every month, tea, games, camaraderie. For more information call 837-8778.

ECUMENICAL CHOIR CONCERT, LITTLETON

Sunday March 3 3PM First Congregational Church, 189 Main Street, Littleton. Several area choirs will be participating. Free and open to the public. 444 3376

STRATEGIC GRANT-WRITING WORKSHOP, BERLIN

Tuesday March 5th, 1-4PM, 921 Main Street, Berlin. Marianne Jones presents, free and open to the public. Space is limited, call 869 9736 to reserve a spot and for more information. 

EAT OUT AND SUPPORT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY

Tues. March 5, 5AM-8PM, Topic of the Town, 30 Main Street, Littleton. Give your server a donation voucher, which you can obtain at the restaurant on the day of the event. The restaurant donates 15% of your guest bill to the Boys and Girls Club of the North Country. For more information 603 838 5954 or go to www.bgcnorthcountry.org

DISCUSS THE POETRY OF ROBERT FROST, FRANCONIA

Tuesday March. 5, 7PM, Abbie Greenleaf Library, Main Street, Franconia. First Tuesdays through May 7th. Acclaimed poet, author, and professor Baron Wormser facilitates discussion of a Robert Frost poem on each evening. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by The Frost Place and the Abbie Greenleaf Library. March 5: An Old Man's Winter Night, April 2: The Most of It, May 7: Directive. For more information: 603 823 5510 or www.frostplace.org, 603 823 8424 or www.abbielibrary.org.

BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS, BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Thursdays March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 5:30 - 7PM, Bethlehem Public Library, Barbara Enderson will teach fundamentals of the card game in this four-week program. Call 869-2409 or email lclerkin@bethlehemlibrary.org to reserve a spot. Free and open to all North Country residents and visitors. www.bethlehemlibrary.org

ELLIS PAUL SINGER/SONG-WRITER HOUSE CONCERT, EASTON

Sunday March 17th, 7:00PM, 5:30PM potluck. Seating is limited, contact Brenda Shannon Adam to reserve a seat, 603-823-7061 or brendashannonadam@me.com. Ellis Paul is one of the leading voices in American songwriting and the recipient of 14 Boston Music Awards. Paul's skyrocketing career is still the stuff of legend in Boston folk circles as he quickly moved from opening act for the likes of Morrissey, Shawn Colvin, and John Gorka, to national headliner and recording star. $20, all proceeds go to the musician. Also, please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.