North Country
11:10 am
Thu March 7, 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.

FRIEND-N-NEIGHBORS THRIFT SHOP BAG SALE, WHITEFIELD

March 7, 8, and 9, 10 AM-5 PM $5 per bag, 4 Main Street, across from Cumberland Farm, 837 9044.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, LITTLETON

Thursday March 7 11:30 AM-5 PM, Littleton Armory, www.redcrossblood.org, 1-800-733-2767.

GUITARIST RICHARD SMITH CONCERT, LITTLETON

Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Northern Lights Music in Littleton: Guitarist Richard Smith, the 2001 National Fingerstyle Champion. At the age of 11, Richard Smith played with Chet Atkins onstage in London. "The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better." Chet Atkins. Contact NLM for reservations: 603-444-7776.

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE HIKE, LINCOLN

Thursday March 7 7 PM Father Bilodeau Center, Pollar Road, Lincoln. This program highlights the journey of two 50-plus-year-old non-hikers who one day decided to climb the 67 mountains in New England over 4000 feet. Nancy Sporborg and Pat Piper are two ordinary women who went on an extraordinary journey. This is the story of what they found inside themselves as they hiked over 1600 miles to tops of over 244 mountains through all four seasons. This talk is a multi-media presentation including movies, music, and photographs. Free and open to the public. For more information: (603) 745-8958

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INFORMATION MEETING, LITTLETON

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.

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, LINCOLN

Friday March 8 7:30, Saturday March 9 7:30, Sunday March 10 2PM, Papermill Theater, 10 Papermill Dr. Lincoln, to buy tickets online: http://www.papermilltheatre.org/mainstage/  or call 745 2141.

KARAN CASEY & JOHN DOYLE IN CONCERT, HAVERHILL

Friday March 8, 7:30 PM, tickets $20. Karan Casey and John Doyle First came to international prominence as founding members of the influential lrish band Solas. Now deep into their solo careers, the two - one of lrish music's most glorious voices and one of its mightiest instrumentalists - have reunited. For more information: http://www.alumnihall.org/events.html

MANDARIN CHINESE FOR BEGINNERS, LANCASTER

Saturdays March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6 10:15-11:15AM Weeks Memorial Library, Lancaster, adults only, $50 to cover materials, call the library at 788 3352 to register or email weekslib@ncia.net.

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD, ST. JOHNSBURY

Sat. March 9, Parsifal, 12:00pm, 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

MILES AND MILES OF MUSIC ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION, WOODSVILLE

Saturday March 9, 1-5PM, 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.

4TH ANNUAL HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY BOOK SALE & CHICKEN AND BISCUIT DINNER

Sat. March 9 5PM book sale begins, 5:30PM dinner, Parish Hall, Haverhill Corner, tickets for supper are $10 for adults $5 for children, sold in advance at the library or at the door, menu includes chicken, biscuits, gravy, coleslaw, hot fudge brownie sundae. For more information visit the library web site or call 989 5578.

ROAST PORK SUPPER TO BENEFIT NORTHERN HUMAN SERVICES, LITTLETON

Saturday March 9, one seating at 5:30PM, First Congregational Church, 189 Main St. Littleton. Crackers & cheese, cider, herbed roast pork, potato casserole, honey glazed carrots, coleslaw, homemade apple sauce, assorted beverages, pies and cakes for dessert. Proceeds benefit Northern Human Services (Common Ground/White Mountain Mental Health) and other mission partners of the church. Adults and teens $10, 5-12 $5, under 5 free. Takeout and delivery in Littleton. For information, tickets, reservations call 444 3376.

CONTRA DANCE, DANVILLE VT

Saturday March 9, 7:30 PM, Danville Town Hall, Route 2, Danville, VT. Calling by Chip Hedler, David Carpenter on fiddle, David Van Houten on guitar. No experience needed, all dances taught. Come enjoy live music, get some light exercise, and make new friends. You just need to know how to walk!

PROPOSED COOLEY-JERICHO COMMUNITY FOREST HIKE, LANDAFF

Sunday March 10 1:30 PM Meet at the end of Jim Noyes Hill Road in Landaff (called Dyke Road in Sugar Hill). Leave a message that you will be hiking so that you can be informed of last-minute changes. Families welcome. For more information: 978 8285903 or ambroscoe@yahoo.com or www.townforest.org.

OF MICE AND MEN PERFORMED BY THE GUTHRIE THEATER AND ACTING COMPANY, ST. JOHNSBURY

Tuesday March 12, 7 PM, Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy. $43 - $12. New York's Acting Company and Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater present John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men in St. Johnsbury as part of its cross-country tour to 44 states. Presented by Kingdom Country Productions. For more information: www.kingdomcounty.org

NORTHERN GRAFTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS 2013 CAUCUS, LITTLETON

Weds. March 13 6 PM Littleton Senior Center, Riverglen Way, Littleton. A pizza dinner will be served. All registered Democrats are invited to elect Town Committee officers and NH Democratic Party committee members. For more information call Nancy Martland 823-5798.

READERS CAFE AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Third Saturday of the month at 9AM, Bethlehem Public Library, 2155 Main St. Bethlehem, (603) 869-2409. March 16th book is Mrs. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childrent by Ransom Riggs. All welcome. See all 2013 selections here: http://bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.php

ELLIS PAUL SINGER/SONG-WRITER HOUSE CONCERT, EASTON

Sunday March 17th, 7:00PM, 5:30PM potluck. 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. Contact Brenda Shannon Adam to reserve a seat and arrange payment in advance for this particular concert, 603-823-7061 or brendashannonadam@me.com. $20, all proceeds go to the musician. Also, please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.