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.
SIXTEENTH ANNUAL GREEN MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, ST. JOHNSBURY
Friday, Saturday & Sunday April 12 - 14, presented by Focus on Film and Catamount Arts, a series of satellite screenings in St. Johnsbury. For details about schedule and tickets go to http://www.catamountarts.org/gmff/.
NORTH COUNTRY GREEN ENERGY FAIR, LITTLETON
Saturday April 13, 9 AM-5 PM, Littleton High School, School Street, Littleton. A collaboration of Franconia Notch and Littleton Area Chambers. Vendors, displays, and seminars throughout the day with special presenters.
LISBON LIONS APPECIATE LOCAL SENIOR CITIZENS WITH FREE DINNER
Saturday April 13 noon Lisbon Regional School cafeteria. Free for all senior citizens living in Lisbon, Lyman, and Landaff. Complete ham dinner with strawberry shortcake or cupcakes for dessert. To make reservations, appreciated but not required, to request a home delivery, or to request transportation to the school, call Donna or Phil Clark at 838-5043 by April 11. Donations to the Lisbon Lions are always welcome and can be sent to the Lisbon Lions Club, POBox 57, Lisbon, NH 03585.
MILES AND MILES OF MUSIC ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION, WOODSVILLE
Saturday April 13, 1-5 PM, 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.
RELAY FOR LIFE SPAGHETTI DINNER, LITTLETON
Saturday April 13 5 PM dinner, 7 PM music begins. Littleton VFW. The Relay for Life team "All in the Family" is holding this dinner to help in this year's fund raising efforts. This team continues to walk and raise money every year in memory of Jay Girouard and Lisa Hammond Smith and with the hope that others will not lose loved ones. Tickets are $10 for adults $5 for children, a DJ will be playing music from 7-11PM. For more information contact Naomi Reinhard at 444-1596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAYLEY-HAZEN BOYS IN CONCERT, HAVERHILL
Saturday April 13, 7:30 PM, Tickets $15. Alumni Hall. The Bayley-Hazen Boys take you on a rollicking ride from the hills of northern Vermont down through Americana to the southern Appalachians. Combining their fresh interpretation of time-tested traditional material with a wealth of original songs, these musical veterans blend soulful ballads, tight vocal harmonies, and hard driving instrumental work into a sound evoking the spirit of the early Stanley Brothers and Bill and Charlie Monroe. The Bayley-Hazen Boys feature Gary Darling on mandolin, Chris Cruger on bass and Steve Wright on guitar and five string banjo. For more information: http://www.alumnihall.org/events.html
CSI HAVERHILL: CRIME & PUNISHMENT IN THE 19TH CENTURY CONNECTICUT VALLEY
Sunday April 14 2 PM Court Street Arts/Alumni Hall, Haverhill. Presentation about the most notorious crimes committed in NH's North Country during the 19th century including the Franconia murderer Samuel Mills, the shocking murders of "Bloody" Josiah Burnham, and the horrible affair of the Reverend Enos Dudley who strangled his wife during a winter sleigh ride. The talk will be given by Diane Morrison, professor of early American history at Salem State University. Free and open to the public.
JOHN & FRANCES GLESSNER: BUILDERS OF THE ROCKS ESTATE, BETHLEHEM
Monday April 15 7 PM at The Rocks, Route 302, Bethlehem. Lecture by William Tyre, executive director and curator of the Glessner House Museum in Chicago, about the history of the Glessners and their connection to their Bethlehem estate. For more information visit www.therocks.org or call 444-6228.
HELP KEEP NH'S BLACK BEARS WILD, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday April 16 2 PM The Rocks Estate, Route 302, Bethlehem. Nancy Comeau, a nuisance black bear specialist for the USDA Wildlife Services will share her experiences and discuss the black bear's habits and biology along with offeriing advice for reducing bear-human conflicts.
READERS CAFE AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Third Saturday of the month at 9 AM, Bethlehem Public Library, 2155 Main St. Bethlehem, (603) 869-2409. April 20th book is March by Geraldine Brooks. All welcome. See all 2013 selections here: http://bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.php
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY SPRING CAMP
April 22 -27 7:30 AM – 6 PM, $75 per week per child, grades 1 - 7, basketball, games room, dance studio, arts & crafts, outdoor activities, obtain registration form at www.BGCNorthCountry.org.
HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION
Monday April 22, 7 PM, Haverhill Corner Library, 67 Court Street, Haverhill. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway 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.