North Country
9:56 am
Thu April 18, 2013

North Country Events

Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

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.

ONLINE LITTLETON ROTARY AUCTION RAISES FUNDS TO HELP NORTH COUNTRY STUDENTS

Go to here to bid on a variety of items including stays at local as well as far away hotels, local restaurant gift certificates, original art work, children's camp sessions, a piano and much much more. Auction ends Sunday April 21 at 8 PM.

YOUTH CAREER AND RESOURCE FAIR, LITTLETON

Thursday April 18 11 AM - 5 PM Teen Factory Center, Redington Street, Littleton. A collaborative effort to raise youth awareness of potential employment, career planning and services available in the transition from student to employment and independence. Vendor participation will range from employment and educational opportunities to consideration of future health and housing. The Youth Career and Resource Fair is the second event of this kind to be organized by the Littleton Area Youth Vision team. The hope is that upon graduation and transition to adulthood it will be the desire of participating youth to continue to reside as active and productive members of our area communities.

WRENEGADES: HOW TO EXTEND YOUR MONETARY COMFORT ZONE IN RETIREMENT, BETHLEHEM

Thursday April 18 11:30A M-1 PM, WREN classroom, WREN Central, Bethlehem. With Marion Rexford, Branch Manager Connecticut River Bank. For more information: 603 869 9736 or wren@wrencommunity.org.

CONTAINER PLANTING PRESENTATION, LANCASTER

Thursday April 18 6:30 PM Weeks Memorial Library, Lancaster. All welcome to attend the opening meeting of the North Country Garden Club, which will be a presentation on container planting by Sandy Hoffman, a local gardener. She will demonstrate the simplicity of the process, the challenge of the design, and the beauty of container creations.

MEET RAY BURTON AND JEFF WOODBURN AT LOCAL LIBRARIES

Executive Councilor Ray Burton, State Senator Jeff Woodburn, and state librarian Michael York will be touring public libraries in Coos and Grafton counties to celebrate National Library Week. The public is welcome to attend any stops on the tour. Friday April 19 9 AM Littleton library, 10 AM Franconia library, 11 AM Easton library, Noon lunch at Dutch Treat in Franconia, 1 PM Carroll library, 2 PM Lancaster library, 3 PM Northumberland library, 4 PM Gorham library, 5 PM Berlin library.

BATH PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS JEFF WARNER: MUSIC IN MY POCKETS

Friday April 19 7 PM Bath Village School. An evening of music and family fun in folk music offered by Jeff Warner, a performer and interpreter of traditional music. Singing games, pocket instruments, dancing puppets, tall tales, funny songs, old songs, traditional songs passed down the generations. Free and open to the public. For more information contact the Bath Public Library at 747-3372 or bathlibrary@together.net.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN BY ARTHUR MILLER, LANCASTER

Friday and Saturday April 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7 PM and Sunday April 21 at 2 PM presented by Colonel Town Players, Lancaster Town Hall, Lancaster, NH. $10. Directed by Naomi Going. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Colonel.Town.Players

CONTRA DANCE, FRANCONIA

Friday April 19 7:30 PM Franconia Town Hall. Chip Hedler calling, David Carpenter on fiddle, David Van Houten on guitar. All dances taught, no experience necessary, you just need to know how to walk. Get some light exercise, enjoy live music, get to know your neighbors.

MODEL RAILROAD SPRING SHOW, HAVERHILL

Saturday April 20 10 AM-3 PM Haverhill Cooperative Middle School off Route 116 on Morrill Drive in North Haverhill. Ammonoosuc Valley Railway Association hosts its annual Spring Model Railroad Show featuring several operating layouts, a clinic on making trees and rocks for your layout, virtual engineer, dealers with a broad selection of model railroad locomotives, cars, and accessories, books, photographs. Admission $3 adults, children free. For additional information contact club members Dick Ekwall (989-5543) or Bill Driscoll (747-3492).

EARTH DAY PICNIC AND PIPELINE HIKE TO STOP TAR SANDS, RANDOLPH

Saturday April 20 noon Durand Lake Recreational Area, Randolph. Think tar sand pipelines like the Keystone XL are only a threat out west? Think again!!! Join us for a potluck informational picnic and learn about the tar sands threat in New England. Then hike part of the route of the Portland Montreal Pipeline ("Trailbreaker") and see what is at stake. This Earth Day weekend event to protest tar sands will take place at Durand Lake Park in beautiful Randolph, NH. The PMLP pipeline actually goes through one end of the lake. Following the picnic, people are invited to hike a portion of the pipeline, through unspoiled countryside with incredible mountain views. Come see what is at stake if toxic tar sands are permitted to come through! Saturday, April 20 with a rain date of Sunday April 21. Please meet at the picnic shelter; bring your own beverages and food to share.

SPEAK YOUR MIND POETRY READING, BETHLEHEM

Saturday April 20 1 PM Bethlehem Public Library. Readers are invited to read your original poems or your favorite poems. Listeners are invited to lend us your ears. All welcome. Come take part. Admission is free.

GOLDSTEIN-PELED-FITERSTEIN TRIO IN CONCERT, ST. JOHNSBURY

Sat. April 20 7:30 PM, South Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury, VT. Clarinet, cello and piano, program includes works by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy. 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

SECOND ANNUAL ROCK YOUR BODY DAY TO BENEFIT NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY RADIO, LITTLETON

Sunday April 21 10 AM-10 PM Yoga, Movement, Art and Music to benefit North Country Community Radio, $20 for the day, registration opens at 9:30AM, 111 Saranac Street, Littleton. For more information: 603 455 6426. DJ Chris White, music performers: Audrey Drake, Tritium Well, Drum Circle led by John Serino. Presenters: Nicole Colindres, Aerial Yoga, Hoop lessons, Katie O'Connel, Dragon Fly Yoga Barn and Retreat Center, Andrea Thibaudeau, Heart Space Yoga Center , Darcie Shedd, Little River Studio, Stacey Doll, Little River Studio, Erin Kuzmesskus Yoga, Anjali Budreski Yoga, Lori Flower Acro Yoga, Intuitive Readings by Corey Calaio, Food Vendor Cafe De Luna. Strangers Helping Strangers will be hosting a food drive! Please bring a non perishable food item to donate to those in need in the community! All donations collected will be brought to a local food bank in Littleton. Together we make a difference.

LINDA POULIOT IN CONCERT, BERLIN

Sunday April 21, 2 PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Popular jazz blues singer with top Seacoast guest musicians. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.

LANCASTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY 50TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE

Sunday April 21 2-4 PM Wilder-Holton House at the northern intersection of Routes 2 and 3 in Lancaster. The public is invited to help celebratate the historical society's 50th anniversary. Items from the town's 150th and 200th anniversaries will be on display. The Paul F. Smith Barn will be open for you to take a step back in time and learn more about Lancaster history.

SCREEN-FREE WEEK EVENTS FOR KIDS, LITTLETON

April 22-27. Friends of the Littleton Public Library present events for kids during screen-free week. See the full schedule here. Events include crafts, nature walks, board game gatherings, karate, and a special performance by Marty Kelley at the Littleton Opera House on Friday April 27 at 6:30 PM. All events are free.

POTLUCK SUPPER AND COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH STATE REP. REBECCA BROWN, LYMAN

Tuesday April 23 5:30-7:30 PM Lyman Town Hall. This will be a non-partisan, all views welcome gathering where you can learn and share about the substance of some very challenging issues such as the state budget, tax reform, gun legislation, and casino gambling. Bring a dish to share. The first ladies of Lyman will host and provide paper goods, drinks, salad, and dessert. For more information, contact Sandra Mosicki at 838 5150, sandralini7@gmail.com, Rep. Brown at 991 7408 or Rebecca.brown@leg.state.nh.us.

NEW 4-H CLUB FORMING IN BENTON

Sunday April 28 11 AM-1 PM organizational meeting for Benton area residents to help form a new 4-H club, games, snacks and plenty of fun. 4-H is the Youth Development program of UNH’s Cooperative Extension.  All leaders go through a screening and training process, then volunteer their time to work with youth (5 to 18 years old) on one or more project areas. To sign up or for more information, please call the University of New Hampshire Grafton County Extension office at (603) 787-6944.

22ND ANNUAL NORTH COUNTRY WOMEN'S HEALTH CONFERENCE, BRETTON WOODS

Register by May 6th for the event on Monday May 13 7:30 AM-4 PM Omni Mount Washington Resort, Presidential Conference Center, Bretton Woods. Presented by Littleton Regional Hospital and the North Country Health Consortium. $65 for the full day or $50 for buffet lunch and afternoon events. For more information or to register call 444 9304 or go to www.littletonregionalhealthcare.org.

THE ORCHARD: FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS WHO FACE EXTRAORDINARY CHALLENGES

Thursday evening May 30 is the first monthly meeting of a new Quality of Life Collaborative for folks who have extra responsibilities. This can mean care of an aging parent, to a relative with disabilities, to the chronic illness of a child and other extraordinary challenges. The goal is to create a self-helping circle of collaboration to actively improve quality of life for the whole family. No paperwork, no pressure. A simple framework for addressing challenges as well as sharing joy and humor will be introduced. This collaborative is being started by Amy Mitz whose family has lived in the North Country for 16 years. Amy has an older brother with autism and twin 18 year old sons with multiple disabilities. If you are interested in attending, contact Amy at 603 823 9927 to receive a personal invitation.

SEEKING "MULES" & DONATIONS FOR ADAPTIVE SPORTS SUNRISE ASCENT

On Sunday August 4 Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country (ASPNC) will sponsor teams of "mules" to assist adaptive athletes on their climb up Mt. Washington. The ascent teams will begin at the base of the auto road to view sunrise at the trailhead. To find out how you can help, contact Sandy Olney, ASPNC executive director, at 823 5232 or info@adaptivesportspartners.org or visit www.adaptivesportspartners.org. This event helps fund a significant portion of the annual ASPNC budget. ASPNC is a non-profit organization that provides year round opportunities for adaptive athletes of all ages.