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.
AMERICAN VETERANS TRAVELING TRIBUTE AND MEMORIAL WALL, NORTH HAVERHILL
Thursday May 23 noon through Monday May 27 3 PM, open 24 hours per day, free admission, North Haverhill Fairgrounds, Dartmouth College Highway (Route 10), North Haverhill. The centerpiece is an 80% scale version of the Viet Nam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. This is the largest Wall replica traveling the U.S. and should not be confused with other replica walls.
Other exhibits at the Haverhill fairgrounds include The Cost of Freedom memorial, which is a series of exhibits created in dog tags to record the names of those who gave their lives while serving in Iraq.
Walk of Heroes pays tribute and provides education regarding our country's history as well as conflicts America has been involved in. The 911 Memorial, to make sure we never forget, records the name of each victim according to where that person was at the time of the tragedy. There are many more memorial and educational exhibits. This event is sponsored by the Town of Haverhill, Haverhill Memorial VFW, Post 5245 & Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Ross Wood Post 20, regional fire departments, and individual veterans.
INFORMATION MEETINGS ABOUT VOLUNTEERING WITH ADAPTIVE SPORTS PARTNERS
Thursday May 23 6 PM or Saturday May 25 10 AM Franconia Town Hall. Help enrich the quality of life for people with disabilities by volunteering with Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country (ASPNC). ASPNC will be hosting two information sessions for community members interested in learning more about ASPNC and the volunteer opportunities available. ASPNC is a community based nonprofit organization located in Franconia that provides year-round sport and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities. For more information or to let us know you will be joining us; call 603-823-5232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COLONIAL SPECIAL EVENT: AI WEIWEI - NEVER SORRY, BETHLEHEM
Thursday May 23 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street, Bethlehem. Free, donations gratefully accepted. Artist Documentary. Directory Alison Klayman. Sundance 2012 Special Jury Award. Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken critic. Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio and held him in secret detention. This is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. For more information: bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/special-events.
LISBON REGIONAL SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT
Thursday May 23 7 PM at the Lisbon Regional School. Middle school and high school, attendance is open to the public and free.
RIVERSIDE RESCUE YARD SALE TO SUPPORT HOMELESS PETS, LUNENBURG, VT
Friday May 24 and Saturday May 25 8AM-4PM, Riverside Rescue, 236 Riverside Avenue, Lunenburg, VT.
MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, BETHLEHEM
May 24 - 29 Friday through Tuesday 7:30PM Wedsnesday 5:30PM(Buddy night - 2 for ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. Drama from director Derek Cianfrance that explores the consequences of motorcycle rider Luke’s (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) fateful decision to commit a crime to support his child. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/
15TH ANNUAL LILAC 5K FUN WALK/RUN, LISBON
Saturday May 25 Registration 8 AM - 8:45 AM at Lisbon Lions Community Field, West Street in Lisbon. 9AM start for all at corner of Route 302 and Lyman Road. This is a point to point course, you are responsible for getting to the start. Pre-Registration $15/person, children under 13/$5 with Family Maximum: $30. After May 10th, $20/person, children under 13/$6 with Family Maximum: $40. ALL entrants will receive T-shirt if registration form is received by May 10th. Make checks payable to Lisbon Life Squad; P.O. Box 223, Lisbon, NH 03585.All proceeds from this event will go toward the Lisbon Life Squad community programs. Questions? Phone: 603-616-9610 or (C) 603-838-6405. For more information or to register: http://www.northcountryymca.org/lilac.htm.
BETHLEHEM FARMERS' MARKET
Saturdays May 25 through October 14 10 AM-2 PM 2013 Main Street. On May 25th the music will be provided by Max Van Houten & Fallon O'Brien. The vendor demonstration will be interactive wood turning with Out of the Woods.
VETERAN MEMORIAL CEREMONIES
Sunday May 26, 10 AM Riverglen Center, Littleton. 11 AM Main Street Gazebo, Lisbon. Noon Glenwood Cemetary, Littleton. 12:45 PM Main Street Cemetary, Bethlehem. 1P M Maple Street Cemetary, Bethlehem. 1:30PM Franconia Cemetary. 2:15PM Easton Cemetary.
MILES AND MILES OF MUSIC ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION, WOODSVILLE
Sunday May 26 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.
CONTRA DANCE, PEACHAM VT
Sunday May 26 7-10PM Peacham Town Gym in Peacham VT. Calling by Mary Wesley with music by the Parsnips, all abilities and ages welcome, family dance, bring a treat or beverage to share, and help spread the word. For more information: email@example.com.
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES, LITTLETON
Monday May 27 7:30 AM-10 AM Breakfast at Littleton Elks Club. 10:30AM Form procession at the Littleton Fire Station. 11:14AM Processing leaves Littleton Fire Station and goes to Veterans Memorial Bridge. Noon Flag raising and ceremony at Veterans Memorial Bridge, including the singing of the National Anthem. 1:30PM Picnic at the VFW Pavillion.
FUND RAISER FOR A NON-PROFIT BIRTH CENTER, LITTLETON
Monday May 27 As It Was Midwifery 2 Cottage Street. Open house and silent auction including items such as cloth diaper sets, a used co-sleeper, vitamins, baby carriers, teas, and more. All money raised will go towards the creation of a non-profit birth center. For specific times and more details call 603 769 1931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WREN BOOK CLUB, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday May 28 6:30PM WREN Central, 2011 Main Street, Bethlehem. Lone Wolf by Jodie Picoult will be discussed. For more information: 603 869 9736 or email@example.com.
20TH ANNUAL LUPINE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF WITH A PARADE AND OPEN AIR MARKET, FRANCONIA
Saturday June 1 11AM 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.