North Country
7:23 am
Fri March 15, 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.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER CELEBRATION, BERLIN

Friday March 15, 6PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Annual festive dinner & auction at Town & Country Inn. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, LINCOLN

Friday March 15 7:30, Saturday March 16 7:30, Sunday March 17 2 PM, Papermill Theater, 10 Papermill Dr. Lincoln, to buy tickets online: http://www.papermilltheatre.org/mainstage/  or call 745 2141.

BREAD & PUPPET THEATER PRESENTS THE CIRCUS OF THE POSSIBILITARIANS, HAVERHILL

Friday March 15, 7 PM, tickets $10 adults, $5 kids. The Circus of the Possibilitarians is a satirical horse and butterfly circus, addressing pertinent national and international issues in a clownish fashion, including rotten ideas, a wild dancing horse and some mellow lions, a solemn salute to the world's casualties and much more! The Dire Circumstance Jubilation Ensemble provides a little bit of brass and a lot of noise. Please take note that if some of the circus acts are politically puzzling to adults, accompanying children can usually explain them. For more information: http://www.alumnihall.org/events.html,

CONTRA DANCE, FRANCONIA

Friday March 15 7:30 PM Franconia Town Hall. Chip Hedler calling, David Carpenter on fiddle, David Van Houten on guitar. No experience needed. All ages welcome. A great family activity - live music, light exercise, fun people. Come to listen or to dance.

READERS CAFE AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Saturday March 16 9 AM, 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

NH MAPLE EXPERIENCE AT THE ROCKS, BETHLEHEM

Sat. March 16 and Sun. March 17, 10AM-4 PM , (weekends March 16 through April 6). Educational and hands on experiences for the entire family, hear the legend of how maple sugaring began, why sap flows, and to ID a tree. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, tap a maple tree and learn the process of how sap changes to syrup. Visit the NH Maple Museum's rotating exhibit of maple artifacts. Reservations for tours are advised. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children. For more information: www.therocks.org.

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD, ST. JOHNSBURY

Sat. March 16, Francesca da Rimini, 12:00pm live presentation on both screens, March 23, 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

WICKED SMART HORN BAND BENEFIT CONCERT FOR RIVERSIDE RESCUE, LITTLETON

Sat. March 16, 7 PM, Littleton Elks Lodge, Route 302, Littleton, must be 21 to enter, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, limited ticket availability, all proceeds to to help purchase a transport vehicle for Riverside Rescue which is a non-profit no-kill animal shelter. Tickets available at Riverside Rescue, The Village Bookstore in Littleton, Second Chance Animal Rescue in Littleton.

CASTING CALL FOR CURTAINS FUND RAISER FOR LITTLETON OPERA HOUSE

Sat. March 16 7:30 PM Littleton Opera House, Union Street, Littleton. Fourteen acts will be performing in "Casting Call for Curtains", a variety show benefiting the Littleton Opera House Auditorium Renovation Fund. Included in the line-up of performers are the Pine Hill Singers, the Lakeway Elementary 5th & 6th Grade Chorus, Kristen Clarke, Stephanie Brousseau, Eric Ruggles, Joshua Peake, Sherise Simpson, Micah Delvian, Bridget Lally, Kendra Bailey, The Irish Sweet Peas Step Dancers, Miss Littleton Area 2012 Linda Montminy, and Special Guest Ralph Aldrich, a well known and popular "Irish Tenor".  The show will be emceed by orchestrator Dennis Hartwell.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 & under and may be purchased in advance at the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce office (at the Opera House), by contacting Dennis Hartwell 259-1038, or at the Opera House on the day of the show between 4-5:30 PM.  Tickets will also be available at the door. Advance ticket holders may show their ticket at the "Topic of the Town" Restaurant that evening during the dinner hour for a 15% discount off their check.  A traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Buffet will be offered, with other delicious items as well and the regular dinner menu will also be offered.

PIANIST RIEKO AIZAWA IN CONCERT, ST. JOHNSBURY

Sat. March 16 7:30 PM, South Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury, VT. Program includes works by Janacek, Beethoven, Dutilleux, and Grieg. Presented by Northeast Kingdom Classical Series. $18 general admission, for those who find the regular admission beyond their budget, ask for the special rate, no questions asked. For more information: http://www.nekclassicalseries.org/programs.html

ELLIS PAUL SINGER/SONG-WRITER HOUSE CONCERT, EASTON

Sunday March 17th, 7:00 PM, 5:30 PM 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.

KNIFE KNOWLEDGE WITH JANE STORELLA, BETHLEHEM

Tuesday March 19 6-7:30pm  WREN classroom, Bethlehem. Ever wonder why some knives are serrated, some have dimples, some have curved edges and some are straight? Chef Jane will be covering the five basic knives every kitchen needs, how to use them, how to maintain them and how to properly store them. Bring your favorite knife for Chef Jane to sharpen in this workshop with one of Bethlehem's favorite citizens!

HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION

Monday March 25, 7PM , Haverhill Corner Library, 67 Court Street, Haverhill. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 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.