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.
CEREMONY TO MARK TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF COLLAPSE OF THE OLD MAN
Friday May 3 11:30 AM Old Man Memorial on Profile Lake in Franconia Notch. Presented by the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund. The free festivities will be held in rain or snow.
LITTLETON NATIVE TIMOTHY WOODWARD BOOK SIGNING, LITTLETON
Friday May 3 4:30 PM Village Book Store, Main Street, Littleton. Littleton native Timothy Woodward is the author of "If I Told You So", the story of a young man who struggles with trying to tell his father he is gay.
GALLERY AT WREN OPENING RECEPTION: JASON TORS & LARRY GOLDEN, BETHLEHEM
Friday May 3 5-7PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem. "PULP" - Painting by Jason Tors & Larry Golden, Wine and cheese reception. Jason's work explores the modern view of PULP, the disposable nature of content on the internet and in print. He draws on ideas from image based websites and uses printed material to create an overwhelming sweet sense of fun.
MOVIE AT THE BETHLEHEM COLONIAL: QUARTET
Friday May 3 - Tuesday May 7 7:30 PM and Weds. May 8 5:30 PM (Buddy night, 2 for 1 when you bring a friend). Quartet starts Maggie Smith and Bill Connolly, directed by Dustin Hoffman. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Admission $8, $6 for members. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/.
NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS PERFORMS RUTTER & DVORAK, LITTLETON
Friday May 3 7:30 PM First Congregational Church, Main Street, Littleton. Tickets can be purchase through Catamount Arts (www.catamountarts.org) or at the door, $10 adults, $5 students. For more information visit www.northcountrychorus.org.
BETHLEHEM CONSERVATION COMMISSION ANNUAL ROADSIDE CLEAN-UP DAY
Saturday May 4 9:30 AM-noon with a May 11 rain date. Signup from 9:30-10 AM at the Town Gazebo. You will receive blue trash bags, Tshirts, instructions and route assignments. Hot dogs and Rennell's ice cream will be served to participants from noon to 1PM at Bretzfelder Park. Wear shoes/boots for snow/mud and work gloves. Insect repellent, water, and grabbers would also be helpful. For more information call Cheryl Jensen at 869 5453.
METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD, ST. JOHNSBURY
Sat. May 4, Giulio Cesare, 12:00 pm, encore on one screen, exactly the same as the live presentation shown the previous week. Tickets $23, Catamount Arts members $21, students $10, purchase online at catamountix.com. Performances are at Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT. For more information: 802 748 2600 or www.catamountarts.org
NEW CLUB FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE MATH AND SCIENCE, LITTLETON
Saturday May 4 2 PM Village Book Store, Main Street, Littleton. Organized by Jen Way, a teacher at Northeast Kingdom Learning Services in St. Johnsbury, the purpose of the S'Math Club is to draw together people that share a passion for science, math and fun "did you know that" facts. This is not a study group, but a way tohave enjoyable discussions with people that share your interests. For more information contact Jen at Ms.JenniferWay@gmail.com.
STEVE KAUFMAN GUITARIST HOUSE CONCERT, EASTON
Saturday May 4, 6:30PM potluck, 8:00PM 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: email@example.com or 823 7061.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH STATE REPRESENTATIVE REBECCA BROWN, LISBON
Sunday May 5 11:30 AM John Stark Coffee House, Lisbon. All views welcome.
DON CAMPBELL BAND, BERLIN
Sunday May 5, 2 PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Tribute to the songs and music of Dan Fogelberg. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.
RED HAT SOCIETY GATHERING, WHITEFIELD
Sunday May 5, 2 PM, Old Mill Studio, Whitefield. Open invitation, first Sunday of every month, tea, games, camaraderie. For more information call 837-8778.
DISCUSS THE POETRY OF ROBERT FROST, FRANCONIA
Tuesday May 7, 7 PM, Abbie Greenleaf Library, Main Street, Franconia. Acclaimed poet, author, and professor Baron Wormser facilitates discussion of the Robert Frost poem Directive. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by The Frost Place and the Abbie Greenleaf Library. For more information: 603 823 5510 or www.frostplace.org, 603 823 8424 or www.abbielibrary.org.
EAT OUT AND SUPPORT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
Tuesday May 7, 5 PM-9 PM, Applebee's, Meadow 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
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 9AM-noon and 1-6PM and on Saturdays 9AM-noon. Anyone with an interest in reading and conversing about books is welcome. For more information contact the library at 747-3372.
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 a brother with autism and twin sons with multiple disabilities. If you are interested in attending, contact Amy at 603 823 9927 to receive a personal invitation.
SKILL BASED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Would you like to put your experiences and skills to really good use in a meaningful way where you could genuinely make a difference? Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers are trained to advocate for a child that they get to know in the court system. The kids you will work with have been abused and / or neglected. You would meet with them once a month (more if you’d like) and then represent their best interests to the courts. There is a desperate need in the North Country for more CASA volunteers. You could choose the district court you would like to work out of (e.g. Haverhill, Littleton, Lancaster, Berlin, Conway, Colebrook, Conway). To apply or for more information, please call Jen Buteau at 752-9790 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org Please hurry as trainings are being set up in various areas now.