North Country
9:10 am
Thu April 4, 2013

North Country Events

Compiled and written by Tova Cohen of Franconia

The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

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 non-perishable food to be donated to the local food pantry. 

ART OPENING AND ARTIST RECEPTION, BETHLEHEM
Friday April 5 5-7 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem. Figuratively Speaking: Annual Spring Member Exhibit. 

NORTH COUNTRY GREEN ENERGY FAIR, LITTLETON
Sat. April 6, 9 AM-5 PM, Littleton High School, Littleton. Co-sponsored by Littleton Area and Franconia Notch Regional Chambers. The fair will focus on energy efficient businesses and what they can do to help you live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Seminars will be presented throughout the day by field experts teaching residents and businesses how they can save money by becoming more energy efficient. For more information or if interested in participating email executivedirector@franconianotch.org or cstearns@littletonareachamber.com.

LANCASTER CRAFT FAIR
Saturday April 6 9 AM-2 PM Colonel Town Gymnasium, 16 High Street, Lancaster. 30 plus vendors. There will be a second craft fair on April 27. For more information call John at 631 5978. 

NH MAPLE EXPERIENCE AT THE ROCKS, BETHLEHEM
Sat. April 6 and Sun. April 7, 10 AM-4 PM. 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

BODEFEST AT CANNON MOUNTAIN SUPPORTS TURTLE RIDGE FOUNDATION

Saturday April 6, world class skier and Olympic champion Bode Miller will come to Cannon for the day to host BodeFest, a day of fun for all ages to support the Turtle Ridge Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovative and progressive environmental initiatives and youth athletic opportunities throughout the United States. There will also be a Silent & Live Auction during the day to benefit the Foundation. The auctions are open to anyone - no event registration required. For more information: http://www.turtleridgefoundation.org/turtleridgefoundationevents.php

AMMONOOSUC AMBLE 5-MILE RUN/WALK AND KIDS FUN RUN, BETHLEHEM
Saturday April 6, 10:30 walkers start, 10:45 fun run, 11 AM runners start, $25, start and end at Profile School in Bethlehem, fun, family-friendly, USATF sanctioned. Proceeds benefit Ammonoosuc Community Health Services. Online registration is open at www.ammonoosuc.org/amble. Child care available for participants. For more information call 444-2464. 

FOOD AS MEDICINE COOKING CLASS, LITTLETON
Saturday April 6 2-5 PM first of four classes at the Center for Collaborative Energies, 103 Cottage Street, Littleton. Learn how to make food that will help you lose weight, look better, feel better, and have more energy. Make bean and rice burritos, sun dried tomato and garlic hummus, kale salad, blueberry banana gelatos, and more. Watch and discuss the documentary "Hungry for Change". Classes are $15 each. For more information: Darlenemorey522@gmail.com or call (603)745-5659.  

HEART STRINGS: ART GUITARS FOR A CAUSE, LITTLETON
Saturday April 6 6-10 PM BAD-ART, 35 Mill Street Suite B, Littleton. Over 20 decorated guitars will be auctioned off. 100% of proceeds will go to the Dawn Hochsprung Memorial Fund. Dawn Hochsprung was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT who regrettably lost her life in the tragic shooting. Jon Stroker (Owner of BAD-ART) grew up in Bethel, CT living next door to Dawn's husband and step-family. Jon wanted to contribute to the community surrounding Sandy Hook and to show support from other places. Come see a unique gallery show for a good cause. Appetizers, live music, fun. Featured artists include Jon Stroker, Matt Bassett, Jason Tors, Trissa Tilson, Chantel Randall, Jill Kimball, Charles Pates, Kaio Scott, Lauren Alberini, Jennifer Liang, Heather Harvey, Darcie Shedd, Alli Gaulen, Tiffany Hamilton, Erin Andrus Kuzmeskus, Susan Picknell, Ron Smith, Jen Carbonneau, Asa Brebner, Elaine Gabriel. For more information: facebook.com/BADARTGALLERY. 

FIDO'S FEAST: ABOVE THE NOTCH HUMANE SOCIETY FUND RAISER, FRANCONIA
Sunday April 7 2-5 PM Chef Joe's Catering, Main Street, Franconia. Join Above the Notch Humane Society for the 2nd Annual Fido's Feast: sample tasty fare from local restaurants, live auction, silent auction, prizes. 100% of proceeds raised from this annual event go towards the dogs of Above the Notch Humane Society. Tickets are $30, featuring: Alburrito's, Bailiwick's, Chang Thai, Gordi's Fish & Steak House, Beal House, Sunset Hill House, Littleton Co-op,The Mountain Club at Loon, Sarkis' Mediterranean Restaurant, Chef Joe's Catering, and more.  Live music by Katie Rose. Tickets can be purchased at the Littleton Food Coop, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank and online at atnhs.org. 

RED HAT SOCIETY GATHERING, WHITEFIELD
Sunday April 7, 2 PM, Old Mill Studio, Whitefield. Open invitation, first Sunday of every month, tea, games, camaraderie. For more information call 837-8778. 

THE FUNKY DIVAS OF GOSPEL, BERLIN
Sunday April 7, 2 PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Toe-tapping, hand-clapping soul, bluegrass & Gospel. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH STATE REPRESENTATIVE REBECCA BROWN, FRANCONIA
Sunday April 7 4 PM Wendle's Deli, Main Street, Franconia. Community conversation with state representative Rebecca Brown, discuss the gas tax, gambling, and other issues. Bring libations if you like. 

VOCAL MASTER CLASS - INFORMAL PERFORMANCE, FRANCONIA
Sunday April 7 4 PM Franconia Community Church, Easton Road (Route 116), Franconia. Voice students of Victoria Cole will present a Vocal Master Class and will be accompanied by visiting pianist Connie Chesebrough. The informal performance class is free and open to the public  More information at 823-8125.

EAT OUT AND SUPPORT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
Monday April 8, 5 PM-9 PM, The Little Grill, Cottage 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

DONATIONS WANTED FOR ANNUAL MORRISON SPRING FEST, WHITEFIELD
Through May 3, donations of good, used items for the Morrison yard sale on May 11th can be dropped off at The Morrison, 6 Highland Street, Whitefield between 10AM and 2PM. Businesses that would like to donate an item to the silent auction or anyone who would like to volunteer to help on the day of the Spring Fest should contact Mary at 837-2541.