North Country
9:17 am
Thu May 16, 2013

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.

ARTIST TALK OR STAND-UP ROUTINE - YOU DECIDE, BETHLEHEM

Thursday May 16 5-7 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem. Larry Golden and Jason Tors will discuss their painting techniques and the ideas behind the artwork in PULP, which is on display at the gallery until June 4th.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: RENOIR, BETHLEHEM

May 17 - 22 Friday through Tuesday 7:30 PM Wednesday 5:30 PM (Buddy night - 2 for ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos’ lushly atmospheric drama tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/

BENEFIT DINNER FOR NORTH COUNTRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS/JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, NORTH WOODSTOCK

Friday May 17 6-10 PM Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery, 135 Main Street, North Woodstock. Appetizers start at 6 PM: shrimp, nachos, lamb chops, pulled pork wontons, fruit, cheese. Entrees include beef tenderloin, swordfish, pork and assorted sides, with banana blast with stout ice cream for dessert. Special brew tour with the Woodstock Station brew masters. Bid to win the first-ever case of Pig's Ear to come off the new bottling line. Entertainment at 9PM with the Canniption Fits. Tickets $45 in advance, $50 at the door, to purchase tickets go to woodstockinnnh.com/shop or call 603 745 3951.

COMEDY NIGHT WITH DAVE RATTIGAN BENEFITS LITTLETON ELKS LODGE BUILDING FUND

Friday May 17 7 PM Littleton Elks Lodge, Route 302, Bethlehem. Tickets $15, $50/50 raffle, featuring Dave Rattigan with guests Jesse Bickford and Dennis Fogg, over 21 only.

CONTRA DANCE, FRANCONIA

Friday May 17 7:30 PM Franconia Town Hall. Calling by Chip Hedler, David Carpenter on fiddle, David Van Houten on guitar. No experience needed. You just need to know how to walk!

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, ST. JOHNSBURY

Friday and Saturday May 17 & 18 7:30 PM and Sunday May 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 st.johnsburyplayers@hotmail.com or find us on Facebook.

READERS CAFE AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Saturday May 18 9 AM, Bethlehem Public Library, 2155 Main St. Bethlehem, (603) 869-2409. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. All welcome. See all 2013 selections here: http://bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.php

FREE OPEN HOUSE PERFORMANCE AT JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN

Saturday May 18 2 PM Jean's Playhouse, Papermill Drive, Lincoln. Acting students enrolled in the four-week-long spring workshop will perform monologues and scenes and engage in some on-the-spot improv. The audience will also be treated to a sneak peek at Seussical Jr., which will be at the playhouse June 1st and 2nd. Young local actors present a scene from Seussical to be critiqued and workshopped right in front of everyone. For more information: http://www.papermilltheatre.org/

GARNET HILL HOSTS FUND RAISER FOR THE CHILDREN'S HOUSE, FRANCONIA

Saturday May 18 6-8 PM Garnet Hill First and Second Store, Main Street, Franconia. Entry to the store is $10. The store is running a promotion of up to 40% off already discounted prices. Each entry comes with a raffle ticket to win Garnet Hill merchandise.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, LINCOLN

Saturday May 18 7:30 PM, Sunday May 19 2 PM. 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! For more information and to purchase tickets: http://www.papermilltheatre.org/.

MELLOWYELLOW CONCERT, BERLIN

Sunday May 19, 2 PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Groovy 60s/70s retro band. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.

TIFFANY AFTERNOON TEA BENEFITS BETHLEHEM FIRE DEPARTMENT

Sunday May 19 2 PM Maplewood Country Club, scones, sandwiches, pastries. Children's menu available. Fun, prizes, music, Presented by Bethlehem Fire Department Auxiliary, $15 per person.  For more information:  603-381-5331 or bethfiredeptaux@gmail.com.

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.

20TH ANNUAL LUPINE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF WITH A PARADE AND OPEN AIR MARKET, FRANCONIA

Saturday June 1 11 AM Parade starts at Lafayette School and proceeds through the village, heads across the Gale River at Dow Avenue and concludes at Dow Field – where the Open Air Market will be in progress. This will be the 3rd year that the Franconia Heritage Museum is sponsoring an Open Air Market at Dow Field. The Market will be open, rain or shine, 10 AM through 4 PM both Saturday June 1st and Sunday June 2nd.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB ON THE NORTH COUNTRY SUMMER CAMP

June 24 - August 16, 7:30 AM - 6 PM, grades 1 - 7, $80 per week per child, $20 per child per field trip. Field trips to include: Whale's Tale, Echo Lake, Cannon Tram, Attitash Mountain, Six Gun City, Polar Caves, Forest Lake, Montshire Museum of Science. Outdoor fun, sports in the court, swimming, gardening, games, dance studio, arts & crafts, and more. Contact the club to register: 603 838 5954.