North Country
9:05 am
Thu March 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.

FREE FAMILY GAME NIGHT, LITTLETON
Friday March 29, 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.

NH MAPLE EXPERIENCE AT THE ROCKS, BETHLEHEM
Sat. March 30 and Sun. March 31, 10 AM-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.

FIRST ANNUAL GIFT & WEDDING EXPO, BETHLEHEM
Saturday March 30, 1-4 PM, The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main St. Bethlehem. Meet the behind-the-scenes talent who can assist you in creating your perfect event including photographers, caterers, florists, discover the many unique and wonderful gifts available from local vendors, door prizes and complimentary samplings.  For more information, contact event planner Elizabeth Storella (603)838-5950 or at  e_storella@yahoo.com.

SESSION AMERICANA IN CONCERT, HAVERHILL
Saturday March 30, 7:30 PM, tickets $20. Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This collective of talented musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag". For more information: http://www.alumnihall.org/events.html

KNIFE KNOWLEDGE WITH JANE STORELLA, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday April 2 (rescheduled because of snow) 6-7:30 pm 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!

DISCUSS THE POETRY OF ROBERT FROST, FRANCONIA
Tuesday April 2, 7 PM, 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. 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.

CAPE BRETON FIDDLER ANREA BEATON CONCERT, EASTON
Thursday April 4 6 PM potluck 7 PM concert $20, all money goes to the musician. Seating is limited so contact Brenda Shannon Adam to reserve a seat: brendashannonadam@me.com or 603 823 7061. Andrea Beaton was the recipient of a 2010 East Coast Music Award for Instrumental Recording of the Year. Additionally, it was just announced that one of her original compositions from her latest album 'Little Black Book', has received a semi-finalist nomination in the 2012 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). With over 20,000 entries from 19 countries, this is an impressive accomplishment. Please also bring nonperishable food to be donated to the local food pantry.

THIRD ANNUAL MAPLE DINNER TO BENEFIT THE ROCKS ESTATE, BETHLEHEM
Saturday April 13 6 PM The Rocks Estate, Route 302 in Bethlehem. Tickets are $40 per person with $10 from each dinner donated to The Rocks Projects Fund, which helps finance educational programs offered year-round at The Rocks. Chef Joe of Franconia will cater the event, the menu includes Black Angus Inside Round with maple bourbon molasses sauce, roasted root vegetables and linguini with sherry garlic maple cream and roasted red bliss and sweet potato infused with tarragon maple butter, chocolate maple pecan pie and lemon cake with maple butter cream for dessert. The Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery will provide two of its microbrews. Both beer and wine are included in the dinner price. Local artists Barbara Desroches, Greg Odell and Matt Hecklinger will provide live music during dinner. Event is limited to 80 and early reservations are recommended. To make a reservation email info@therocks.org or call 444-6228.

WANTED: ADULTS WHO WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD
CASA of NH is recruiting volunteers who would be interested in training to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Interested candidates should contact Jen Buteau at 752-9670 or email jbuteau@casanh.org for an application or with any questions.

NORTH COUNTRY RIDE SHARE - FREE CARPOOL MATCHING SERVICE
NH Rideshare maintains a database of people interested in carpooling. Register for the program via the Web site www.rideshare.nh.gov. Using a computerized matching system NH Rideshare will provide you with a map, list and contact information of potential people you may be able to share a ride with either on a one-time basis or for an ongoing carpool. Either way, it is up to you to contact your potential carpool matches and determine if any of the matches seem like a good fit with your commute or trip. For more information: www.northcountryrideshare.org

THE WHITE MOUNTAINS TRIATHLON, FRANCONIA
Sunday June 16 7:30 AM Cannon Mountain, Franconia State Park, and surrounding White Mountain National Forest. Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 13.1 miles. Swim in Echo Lake, bike on Routes 116, 112, 302 to Littleton and Bethlehem, Trudeau Road and Route 3, run on the recreation trail in Franconia Notch. Registration is already open. For more information and to register: http://www.whitemountainstriathlon.com/.