North Country
10:01 am
Thu October 4, 2012

North Country Events

These events are compiled by Tova Cohen of Franconia.

The newsletter, below, typically announces events in the next week.

The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

FARMERS' MARKETS

Lisbon Farmers' Market is closed for the season.

Saturdays Bethlehem 10 AM – 2 PM Main Street through October 13

Sundays Littleton 10 AM – 2 PM Riverglen Lane near the Senior Center through October 7

LITTLETON REGIONAL HOSPITAL GOES PINK

Thursday October 4, 3-7 PM, Main Lobby of the new Medical Offices Building, Littleton Regional Hospital, St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton.

This is a community breast cancer awareness event, discover the latest in treatment options and recovery nutrition, learn from experts about genetic predisposition to breast cancer, join a group of women who are facing the same challenges as you and your family may be in diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, vendors, chair massage, free health screenings, and much more.

RSVP appreciated, call 603 444 9355. For more information call LRH community relations at 444-9304.

RETURN OF THE RAPTORS, FALL BIRD MIGRATION, LECTURES AT HIGHLAND CENTER, BRETTON WOODS

Thursday Oct. 4, 7:30 PM, "Return of the Raptors", lecture by Brooks Mathewson.

Friday Oct. 5, 7:30 PM, "Fall Bird Migration" lecture by Brooks Mathewson, and Saturday Oct. 6, 4:30PM, "From Waders to Warblers: A Photographic Celebration of Birds" opening reception for photographer and ecologist Brooks Mathewson.

All events at the AMC Highland Center on U.S. Route 302 in Crawford Notch.

TURKEY DINNER TO BENEFIT BATH FIRE ASSOCIATION

Thursday October 4. Takeout begins at 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM serving begins, $10 adults, $4 children 5-12, turkey dinner with vegetables and homemade pies, stair lift available for those unable to negotiate steps.

CULTURAL FILM SERIES "MY SO CALLED ENEMY" AT THE COLONIAL IN BETHLEHEM

Thursday Oct. 4, 7:30  PM. "My So Called Enemy" - This prize-winning film begins with six girls who were participants in Building Bridges for Peace during the summer of 2002. What follows is seven years of communication and relationships between the Israeli and Palestinian girls.

Filmmaker Lisa Gossels describes her film as one about “multi-faith and multi-cultural understanding and the important role of women in building of peaceful communities.”

For more information contact Eileen Regen, 603-823-7711 esregen@hotmail.com.

MICHELE JOHNSEN ARTIST RECEPTION, BETHLEHEM

Friday Oct. 5, 5-7 PM, The Gallery at WREN, Main Street, Bethlehem. Secret Places, paintings by Michele Johnsen, opening reception with the artist.

SHORT FILM FESTIVAL AT THE COLONIAL IN BETHLEHEM

Friday and Saturday Oct. 5 & 6, 7:30 PM. Returning to The Colonial for the 4th year, The Manhattan Short Film Festival is an extraordinary global event that takes place the week of Sept. 28 to Oct.7 2012 when over 100,000 people in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Galleries, Universities, Museums and Cafes for one purpose... to view and vote on our Finalists' Films in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The same films are shown each night.

TWELVE ANGRY MEN PERFORMED BY THE ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS

Friday Oct. 5, Sat. Oct. 6, Friday Oct. 12, and Sat. Oct, 13, 7:30 PM, and Sunday Oct. 14 at 2 PM. Black Box Theater at Morse Center for the Arts, St. Johnsbury Academy. Tickets are $10 or $7 for students and can be purchased at the door or you can order tickets through Catamount Arts at 802 748 2600 or here.

FALL RUMMAGE SALE, LITTLETON

Saturday Oct. 6, 8 AM-1 PM, VFW Hall, Littleton, organized by Catholic Daughters of America. There will be a Black Bag Sale at noon - all you can fill for $7. You may drop off items for sale on Friday Oct. 5th at the VFW Hall between 9 AM and 5 PM. All items except electrical products will be accepted. For more information 869 3143.

LITTLETON COMMUNITY CENTER GIANT COMMUNITY YARD SALE, CRAFT AND BAKE SALE

Saturday Oct. 6, 9 AM – 1 PM, rain or shine, in the parking lot of the Littleton Community Center and Carriage House Annex, 120 Main Street, Littleton. Take advantage of this great opportunity to clean out your attic or basement.

Crafters can get a head start on the holiday season. Tables available to rent. Ten percent of each vendor's sales is the asking contribution for the benefit of the upkeep of the Littleton Community Center and the Carriage House Annex.

Small fee required to hold your 10' x 10' space. Forms available at the Community Center or call 444 5711.

WEEKS MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK SALE, LANCASTER

Saturday Oct. 6 9 AM -3 PM, books, audio tapes, CDs, videotapes, DVDs, puzzles, games and much more. Paperback books for $.50 and all other items are $1 each. All items become part ot the $1 per bag sale at noon.

ABBIE GREENLEAF LIBRARY BOOK SALE, FRANCONIA

Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 AM to 2 PM, large selection of fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, DVDs, audiobooks, gardening & cookbooks. This sale also has a fun mix of books that used to be in our reference room. Topics include US government and history, space exploration, art, writing and philosophy.

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AT DOW FIELD IN FRANCONIA

Saturday Oct. 6, 3 PM – 6 PM, pumpkin decorating contests - biggest, most unusual, pie-eating contest, hay rides, sack races, games and activities for kids, ice cream, homemade goodies for sale and consumption, family fun and prizes! For more information go here.

MARKET PLACE AT THE ROCKS ESTATE, BETHLEHEM

Saturday and Sunday Oct. 6 and 7, 10 AM – 4 PM, wares from New England crafters, artisans, fair trade products and specialty food vendors. Handmade ornaments, fudge, and maple and honey products to name just a few. For more information go here.

COLEBROOK HARVEST FAIR - BOUNTY OF THE GREAT NORTH WOODS

Saturday Oct. 6, 10 AM, Unique regional products and produce, crafts, gifts, food and fun is what you will find in Colebrook at our Harvest Fair! Kids' Activities added this year. Unique local talent, club demonstrations, and a farmers' market.

Get a kick out of participating in the Annual Chili Challenge. There is also a Harvest Ball at the Tillotson Center. At Colebrook Elementary School Gym, Dumont Street.

For more information call 800 698 8939 or nccoc@myfairpoint.net or go here. 

SECOND ANNUAL HARVEST JAM AT DODGE FARM, BATH

Saturday and Sunday Oct. 6 & 7. Gates open at 1 PM, Show starts at 3PM, admission $25 includes parking & camping, at The Jerry Jam site, Dodge Farm, Bath, NH. This is a family friendly event with pumpkin carving, hay rides and a bonfire - bring your drum. This is an Agritourism event. There will be no vendors at event, so please bring some of your own harvest to share. The band lineup is Twiddle, The Blink Owl Band, The Crunchy Western Boys, and Nate Alberts Band. For more information go here.

FROST PLACE POETRY READING, FRANCONIA

Saturday Oct. 6, 5 PM, The Hyla Brooks Poets of Derry NH in the Henry Holt Barn at The Frost Place, Ridge Road, Franconia.

33RD ANNUAL HARVEST SUPPER, LITTLETON

Saturday Oct. 6, First Congregational Church, 189 Main Street, Littleton. Two seatings at 5 PM and 6:30 PM, menu includes cider with cheese and crackers, baked ham, raisin sauce, mashed potatoes, squash, peas, rolls, beverages and homemade desserts. Reserve tickets by calling 444-3376 or purchase at the door, $10 adults, $4 children, free for children under 5.

There will also be a silent auction with a wide array of crafts, services, food items, dinners, and other donations available. Proceeds support annual mission and outreach budget of the church, and in the past has included support for Habitat for Humanity, Littleton Area Senior Center, Meels on Wheels, North Country Home Health & Hospice.

GEORGE LOPEZ PLAYS RACHMANINOV, HAVERHILL

Saturday Oct. 6, 7:30 PM, $15, George Lopez has been featured across the globe as recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and is considered one of the best chamber musicians of his generation. A laureate of several international competitions, Mr. Lopez received has critical acclaim for his interpretation of Bach's Goldberg Variations.  For more information go here.

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS FALL FOLIAGE CONCERT, SUGAR HILL

Saturday Oct. 6, 8 PM, Sugar Hill Meeting House, Brahms Trio in A Minor for clarinet, piano and cello with Allen Blustine, Bernard Rose and Chris Finckel, tickets available at the door or by calling 603 444 0309.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST, JEFFERSON

Sunday Oct. 7, 7-11 AM, Odd Fellows Hall on Route 2 in Jefferson, adults $8, 5-12 $4, under 4 free, pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, home fries, home baked beans, pastries, real maple syrup, sponsored by Jefferson Firemens' Association. For more information call 837-2264.

HAVERHILL LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION

Monday Oct. 8, 7 PM, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre.

Monday Nov. 12, 7 PM, The Tears of Autumn by Charles McCarry.

Monday Dec. 10, 7 PM, The Tourist, by Olen Steinhauer.

All discussions are at the library and are free and open to the public. Copies of the books will be available to borrow from the library in advance. For more information go here.

BATH LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday Oct. 11, 6 PM. The Bath Library Book Club will be discussing "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" by Sijie Dai. This book tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China's infamous Cultural Revolution.

Books can be picked up at the Bath Library, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 AM-noon and 1-6 PM and Saturdays 9 AM-noon.

Anyone with an interest in reading and conversing about books is welcome. For more information: 747 3372 or bathlibrary@together.com.

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