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.
FRIEND-N-NEIGHBORS THRIFT SHOP BAG SALE, WHITEFIELD
May 9, 10, 11, 10 AM-5 PM $5 per bag, 4 Main Street, across from Cumberland Farm, 837 9044.
INTO THE WOODS, LISBON
Friday and Saturday May 10 & 11 7 PM and Sunday May 12 2 PM. Lisbon Regional School Gym, 25 Highland Avenue, Lisbon, NH. 25th Anniversary year of the Tony-award winning musical by Stephen Sondheim. Presented by the students of Lisbon Regional School directed by Heather Joy. Tickets are $8 for Adults and $6.00 for Senior Citizens and Students. You may reserve a seat by calling (603)-838-6672 ext 132 or ask for Miss Joy.
UB CANCER FREE SPELLING BEE, LITTLETON
Friday May 10 7 PM 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 will compete for the coveted UB Cancer Free Trophy. Registration is closed but 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.
MOVIE AT THE BETHLEHEM COLONIAL: SIDE EFFECTS
Friday May 10 - Tuesday May 14 7:30 PM and Weds. May 15 5:30 PM (Buddy night, 2 for 1 when you bring a friend). Side Effects stars Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum, directed by Steven Soderbergh. A provocative thriller in the Hitchcock mold, Martin and Emily are a NY couple whose world unravels when Emily is presribed a new drug to treat anxiety, which turns out to have unexpected side effects. Admission $8, $6 for members. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, ST. JOHNSBURY
Friday and Saturday May 10 & 11, 17 & 18 7:30 PM and Sunday May 12 & 19 2 PM. The auditorium at St. Johnsbury Academy. St. Johnsbury Players present Andrew Lloyd Weber's classic rock opera. Advance sale general admission tickets are available through Catamount Arts by calling 748-2600 or at catamountarts.org.Tickets and will also be available at the door on performance nights. Group rates are also available. For more information on the show or group rates, call Kim Wood at 274-0774, e-mail email@example.com or find us on Facebook.
5TH ANNUAL MORRISON SPRING FEST, WHITEFIELD
Saturday May 11 9 AM-1 PM The Morrison, 6 Highland St. Whitefield. Yard sale, silent auction, dessert buffet, wheelchair obstacle course & relay race, kids'corner, bouncy house, penny raffle, bubble gum blowing contest, face painting, live entertainment, health & wellness information, job fair table, food concessions. Funds raised are earmarked for a 12-week summer outing program for residents. For more information contact Mary at 837-2541.
PENNY SALE FOR RELAY FOR LIFE, LANCASTER
Saturday May 11 10 AM-1 PM Colonel Town Recreation Gym, 16 High St. Lancaster, NH. For questions contact Reta Ayers at 686-2738 or Denis Skora at 631-5582
LOCAL AUTHOR TONY LOLLI AT THE VILLAGE BOOK STORE, LITTLETON
Saturday May 11 11 AM Village Book Store, 81 Main Street, Littleton. Tony is a Vermont outdoorsman and he will be giving a fly tying demonstration and will answer your fly fishing questions. Signed copies of Tony's bookk will be available. For more information: 444 5263
MOTHER'S DAY TEA PARTY AT LEAGUE OF NH CRAFTSMEN GALLERY, LITTLETON
Saturday May 11 11 AM-4 PM, 81 Main Street. The tea party will feature an assortment of teas, tea sandwiches, dainty tea cookies and breads, an exhibt of teapots, teacups, tea bowls and tea accessories made by local, juried craftsmen. Free, public welcome, for more information call 444-1099.
MILES AND MILES OF MUSIC ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION, WOODSVILLE
Saturday May 11 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.
OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, LISBON
Saturday May 11 7:30PM and Sunday May 12 3PM Lisbon Town Hall. $10 general admission. “Over the River” is a hilariously funny family comedy that celebrates tradition and change from generation to generation. The play centers around Nick, a 27 year old Italian American, and his four loveable, interfering, but well meaning grandparents. The play is a fast paced crowd pleaser with the ability to endear any audience to this family’s comical interactions. Tickets available at Topic of the Town Restaurant in Littleton and John Stark Coffe House in Lisbon. Both restaurants are offering a 10% discount on your dining experience when you present your ticket on the day of the performance. For more information: http://upstageplayersnh.org/2013/04/08/over-the-river-through-the-woods/
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, LINCOLN
Saturday May 11 7:30 PM, Sunday May 12 2 PM, Saturday May 18 7:30 PM, Sunday May 19 2PM. Jean's Playhouse, Papermill Drive, Lincoln. Tickets $20, seniors/students $15. Presented by Lincoln-Woodstock's Playhouse Players. Something for Everyone - A Musical Comedy Tonight! On Sunday, May 12th, a special Mother’s Day brunch-and-show package will allow theater-goers to purchase a $15.00 brunch at the Woodstock Station before the show at 2:00 pm (please bring tickets to the Station for discount). For more information and to purchase tickets: http://www.papermilltheatre.org/.
JOYCE ANDERSEN & HARVEY REID ACOUSTIC MUSIC CONCERT, HAVERHILL
Saturday May 11, 7:30 PM, tickets $15. Joyce Andersen and Harvey Reid have combined their talents to create one of the most potent duo teams in acoustic music. They are both gifted instrumentalists, strong and versatile singers, and prolific songwriters, and are comfortable in a dizzying array of styles of roots and Americana music. They jump from showstopping celtic jigs and old-time fiddle tunes to house-shaking blues rockers, soaring gospel duets, and achingly beautiful ballads. For more information: http://www.alumnihall.org/events.html
22ND ANNUAL NORTH COUNTRY WOMEN'S HEALTH CONFERENCE, BRETTON WOODS
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. For more information or to register call 444 9304 or go to www.littletonregionalhealthcare.org. Topics include Tai Chi, Intimacy After Menopause, A Fresh Face for Every Decade, The Nia Technique, Is it Carpal Tunnel?, Colon Cancer and Women: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment, Using Creativity to Heal, Sleep & Women, Strong Hearts Cardiac Care for Women, Embracing the Real You, Health, Healing & Rural Life.
SACRED SITES IN ANCIENT KELTIA, FRANCONIA
Wednesday May 15 7P M Abbie Greenleaf Library, Main Street, Franconia. Jenny Deupree an audio-visual presentation of places that have been sacred since the Neolithic Age. They are organized according to the four elements: earth, air, fire, water. Free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 823 8424.
INTERNS & VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR LOCAL FOOD RESEARCH
Interns or volunteers of any age needed to help out with The Keep Growing Initiative, a fast moving and important study of local food systems. The mission of Keep Growing is to revitalize our North Country agrarian economy and grow a strong local food system. If this issue is close to your heart and you want to make a difference, contact Rebecca Brown at 823-7777, or firstname.lastname@example.org. More about the project is at www.KeepGrowingnhvt.org.
ATTENTION: ALL SOFT-BALL ENTHUSIASTS
Play softball this summer, all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities welcome, games every night from Memorial Day to Labor Day, flexible schedules, minimum commitment, play one hour, once a week, twice a week, all 118 nights. 12 weekend warm-ups May 4 - 19 at 4PM or 5:30PM at Profile High School. Teams or individuals welcome. $10 for 1 team, $20 for 2 or more teams. Call 869-2582 or visit www.LittletonNHSoftball.com or joins us at Profile High School.
PUT ART IN YOUR LIFE, LITTLETON
Littleton Studio School new spring and summer class schedule is available at www.nhcrafts.org/littleton. Jewelry, clay, beading, painting, drawing, all skill levels, all ages, summer art camps for kids. Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton, 444-1066 email@example.com.
READERS CAFE AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Third Saturday of the month at 9 AM, Bethlehem Public Library, 2155 Main St. Bethlehem, (603) 869-2409. May 18th book is Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. All welcome. See all 2013 selections here: http://bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.php
RIVERSIDE RESCUE ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR YARD SALE FUND RAISER, LUNENBURG VT
Yard sale May 24 and 25 to raise funds to support the efforts of Riverside animal rescue, 236 Riverside Avenue, Lunenburg, VT. Donations may be dropped off during business hours, Monday through Friday 9 AM-noon and 1-5PM and Saturdays 9AM-noon, or by appoitment. For more information: 802 892 5300. Clothing and electronics are not accepted.