North Country Events
Compiled and written by Tova Cohen
The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.
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.
CHILDREN'S AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR MARTY KELLEY PERFORMS, LITTLETON
Friday April 27 6:30 PM Littleton Opera House. Free.
AKWAABA DRUM AND DANCE ENSEMBLE, BETHLEHEM
Friday April 26 7 PM The White Mountain School, 371 West Farm Road, Bethlehem in the Great Hall. Free. African drumming and dance performance featuring the music of Theo Martey and The Akwaaba Ensemble. The Akwaaba Ensemble brings West African drumming and dance to life. Donations will be gratefully accepted and used to support future Cultural Events at The White Mountain School. For information, contact Becky Beno at email@example.com or 603 444 2928 x50.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN BY ARTHUR MILLER, LANCASTER
Friday and Saturday April 26, 27 at 7 PM presented by Colonel Town Players, Lancaster Town Hall, Lancaster, NH. $10. Directed by Naomi Going. For more information go here.
FREE FAMILY GAME NIGHT, LITTLETON
Friday April 26, 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.
LITTLETON CLEAN-UP DAY
Saturday April 27 From 8 AM - noon you can pick up empty trash bags and latex gloves, and be assigned an area to clean, in the parking lot of the Littleton Senior Center. Full bags can either be taken to the Transfer Station where they can be disposed of for free or piled a safe distance off the roadsides, where the Town Highway Department crews can pick them up.
LANCASTER CRAFT FAIR
Saturday April 27 9 AM- 2 PM Colonel Town Gymnasium, 16 High Street, Lancaster. Thirty plus vendors. For more information call John at 631 5978.
SLOW ART DAY, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday April 27 11 AM-1:30 PM St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, 802-748-8291. One day a year people all over the world visit local museums and look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together afterwards to talk about their experience. Free and open to the public. Sign up for the event here. The goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.
MUSIC AND RACE DAY, WHITEFIELD
Saturday April 27 2-4 PM Whitefield Recreation Senior Activities group will present their monthly Talent Show at the MacIntyre Auditorium. Headlining will be the Christian Student Organization from White Mountain Regional High School. Senior citizens and youth from the Whitefield School's After School program have constructed and decorated their own 8-inch wooden cars for race day. Call Becky Matthews at 991-7799 or Sue Gradual at 837-2741 for more information.
BAKED BEAN AND HAM SUPPER, WHITEFIELD
Saturday April 27 5-7 PM Trinity United Methodist Church, 18 Lancaster Road ( Route 3) Whitefield. Donations Only, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Caleb Interfaith Caregivers Service in Whitefield. Take-out available, call 603-837-9525 for more information.
OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, LITTLETON
Saturday April 27 7:30 PM and Sunday April 28 3 PM Littleton Opera House. $10 general admission. “Over the River” is a hilariously funny family comedy that celebrates tradition and change from generation to generation. Tickets available at Topic of the Town Restaurant in Littleton and John Stark Coffe House in Lisbon. For more information go here.
JIM MALCOLM CONCERT, HAVERHILL
Saturday April 27 7:30 PM, Alumni Hall. Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Travelling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as “one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style”. For more information go here.
MILES AND MILES OF MUSIC ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION, WOODSVILLE
Sunday April 28, 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.
AFTERNOON TEA TO CELEBRATE LISBON 250TH ANNIVERSARY
Sunday April 28 2-4 PM John Stark Coffee House, School St, Lisbon. Friends in Council (the Lisbon Women's group) will be sponsoring an afternoon tea to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Lisbon and the 116th anniversary of Friends in Council. General admission is $10, free to members of Friends in Council. Poured tea, sandwiches, sweets and savories will be served.
STATE SENATOR JEFF WOODBURN OFFICE HOURS, LITTLETON
Monday April 29 9:30-10:30 AM Littleton town office, second floor of the Bank of New Hampshire building, 125 Main Street. The public is invited to visit or talk privately about a specific issue or concern with about state government.
MAYPOLE DANCE, FRANCONIA
Weds. May 1st 4 PM on the lawn at Abbie Greenleaf Library, Main Street, Franconia. Kayla Dauphine of the Neskaya Movement Arts Center will lead the traditional maypole dance. This will be followed by a circle dance for the little ones and more dances for everyone after that. Young ladies are invited to sign up for one of the 18 ribbons that dancers will weave around the maypole. Please call the library at 823-8424. This is a treasured event celebrated by the towns of Easton, Franconia, Sugar Hill and Bethlehem. If rain, then at Neskaya Movement Arts Center, 1643 Profile Road, Franconia.
STEVE KAUFMAN GUITARIST HOUSE CONCERT, EASTON
Saturday May 4, 6 PM potluck, 7:30 PM concert, Steve Kaufman is the only three time winner of the USA National Guitar Championships, Kaufman's music covers a broad range of styles, including bluegrass, swing, Irish and Appalachian fiddle tunes and folk and country classics.. Seating is limited. $20 - all money goes to the musicians. Contact Brenda Shannon Adam to reserve a seat: firstname.lastname@example.org or 823 7061.
UB CANCER FREE SPELLING BEE, LITTLETON
May 1 deadline to register for the event on Friday May 10 7PM Elks Club, Littleton. The Relay for Life team, UB Cancer Free, is hosting a fun evening of community fellowship to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Up to 25 teams of 4 people each are invited to compete for the coveted UB Cancer Free Trophy. Registration is $60 per team. To register a team, contact Tara Donovan at 444-7136 or email@example.com. The public is invited to come out and enjoy the event. The Elks club will have a cash bar and a snack bar will also be available.
WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME BEAMED LIVE TO LARGE SCREEN, ST. JOHNSBURY
Thursday May 2 8 PM Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT. A live staging of Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! presented by NPR, WBEZ-Chicago, and BY Experience, will be beamed on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013. Host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell will be joined by panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett to play the quiz in front of a live audience. Carl reading limericks, celebrity guests answering stupid questions, faces made for radio. Purchase tickets online here.
BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS
Thursday May 9 7 PM Bath Library. "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh tells the story of Victoria Jones whose connection to the world is through flowers. Books may be picked up at the Bath Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 AM-noon and 1-6 PM and on Saturdays 9 AM-noon. Anyone with an interest in reading and conversing about books is welcome. For more information contact the library at 747-3372.
GOLF TOURNAMENT FUND RAISER FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY, BETHLEHEM
Sunday June 2 at The Maplewood golf course, $80 per person or $320 per team, sign up before May 1st at $75 per person or $300 per team. Golf contest, continental breakfast, lunch, raffle prizes. For more information go here.