North Country Events
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.
OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS
Whitefield Thursdays 6 PM through August 29
Lancaster Saturdays 9 AM-noon through October 12
Bethlehem Saturdays 10 AM-2 PM through October 12
Littleton Sundays 10 AM-1 PM through October 13
PARADE OF CLASSIC CARS, HOT RODS, SPECIALTY VEHICLES, BERLIN
Thursday June 6 5-8 PM Main Street. 50s music, face painting, Bobo the clown, awards for best vehicles in multiple categories, food and drink vendors, for more information contact Berlin Main Street Program at 603 752 6246.
LOCAL FOOD: INNOVATIVE DIRECT MARKETING STRATEGIES WORKSHOP, NORTH HAVERHILL
Thursday June 6 3-7 PM UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill. The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will be offering a workshop to provide farmers and any other interested party with an overview of the latest trends in marketing local food and local products.
Registration is $10 per person. Registration and fliers can be obtained by visiting www.extension.unh.edu (Agriculture or Events section.) For more information contact: Nada Haddad (603) 679- 5616 or email@example.com or Kelly McAdam (603) 527- 5475 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE DAY
Friday June 7 Local Museums Celebrate History and Culture in the North Country. As part of the 20th Annual Fields of Lupine Festival, each local museum will celebrate the open house in a unique way. Participating museums:
- New England Ski Museum 10 AM to 5 PM, new exhibit: Ski Area Survivors: Prewar American Resorts with a History, Cannon Mountain Tramway parking lot.
- Franconia Heritage Museum, 10 AM-4 PM, Main Street, try Florence Jesseman’s Queen of Jams on homemade biscuits.
- Sugar Hill Historical Museum 11 AM-3 PM, Route 117, next to town office building, new exhibit: The Cookery, featuring local hotel menus and recipes.
- The Frost Place museum, 1-5 PM Ridge Road, Franconia, visit Robert Frost's former home.
- Sugar Hill Sampler Museum 9:30 AM-5 PM Sunset Hill Road.
SEASONED FRIENDS: WOOD, PRINTS & PAINT OPENING RECEPTION, BETHLEHEM
Friday June 7 5-7 PM, The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem. Features new works of Wood, Photography and Paintings by three longtime North Country friends, Ken Mosedale, John MacIver, and Rick Tilton. For more information: email@example.com
FIRST FRIDAYS IN BETHLEHEM
Friday June 7 5-7 PM The Gallery at WREN, wine and cheese opening reception (see above). 6-8PM Maia Papaya opening reception for New Works in Wood by Fred Storella, live bluegrass music by The Bayley-Hazen Boys, reception is potluck and BYOB.
7:30-9 PM The Colonial Theatre offers special 2 for 1 buddy night to kick off its new feature film, The Gatekeepers, this film is also part of the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation's Summer Cultural Series. First Fridays in Bethlehem is a new and growing endeavor, and an opportunity to showcase the array of local talent all year long. For more information see the facebook page for First Friday in Bethlehem!
EAT OUT AND SUPPORT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
Friday June 7, 5 PM-9 PM, The Beal House, Main 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
MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: THE GATEKEEPERS, BETHLEHEM
June 7 - 13 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. Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror—both Palestinian and Jewish—the head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service is present at the crossroad of every decision made. For the first time ever six former heads of the agency agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The Gatekeepers offers an exclusive account of the sum of their success and failures. Join us Thursday night at 7:30 when the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation hosts a screening and discussion as part of the BHC Summer Cultural Series. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/
ADVENTURE IMPROV AT JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 9th at 2:00 Jean's Playhouse, formerly the Papermill Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. Improv commences the professional summer seasonat Jean's Playhouse. Audiences roar with laughter as our company actors perform from the top of their heads and fly by the seat of their pants, creating hilarious scenes through games and sketches. You can participate by yelling out your ideas or sit back and enjoy all the fun in this family-friendly improvisational cavalcade of jocularity. Tickets are $20 for all ages and may be purchased at www.jeansplayhouse.com or over the phone at (603) 745-2141.
OPEN AIR MARKET, SUGAR HILL
Sat. and Sun. June 8 and 9 10 AM-4 PM Crapo Building lawn on Route 117 in Sugar Hill. Crafts, vendors, entertainment, food, Workshops, seminars. Northern NH History at 11:30AM Saturday and Sunday, NH Wildlife at 1:30PM on Saturday. http://www.lupinefestival.org/
GRANDMA'S ATTIC SALE BY THE WILLING WORKERS OF SUGAR HILL
Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9 10 AM-4 PM The Willing Workers of Sugar Hill, in conjunction with the Fields of Lupine Festival Open Air Market, will be holding a "Grandma's Attic" sale in the upper floor of the Meetinghouse. There will be a wide variety of pre-owned items available at reasonable prices. In addition, "bagged lunches" will be offered to be eaten at tables set up at the Meetinghouse or to carry out.
PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS BY GEORGE MITCHELL, SUGAR HILL
Saturday June 8 10:30 and Sunday June 9 10:30 and 3PM, part of the Sugar Hill Open Air Market, all skill levels welcome, bring your camera for a hands-on session.
OFFICIAL POLLYANNA GLAD DAY CENTENNIAL, LITTLETON
Saturday June 8, 1 PM Littleton Public Library, Main Street, Littleton. Welcome wave, group photo, be glad, be cheerful, eat cake. The day is highlighted by presenting the Signature Award that honors individuals who exhibit the character and spirit exemplified in the personality of Pollyanna - living positively and inspiring gladness in an outstanding way.
MILES AND MILES OF MUSIC ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION, WOODSVILLE
Saturday June 8 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.
SHAPE NOTE SINGING SCHOOL WITH CARLY GOSS, BETHLEHEM
Saturday June 8, Weds. July 10, Saturday August 10, Weds. Sept. 11, 6-9 PM, WREN Central, 2011 Main Street, Bethlehem. Sacred Harp is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems, not for performance, but for the joy of making music together. Written in shapes, the system was developed to aid in sight-reading. This series of four singing workshops is geared toward complete beginners. We will touch on the history of shape-note music, but will focus more on the actual singing of it. WREN members $3, NonWREN members $10, For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
OLD TIME GOSPEL MUSIC, WHITEFIELD
Saturday June 8 7 PM McIntyre School Auditorium, Highland Street. Concert with Don and Kim Chase. Presented by Victory Baptist Church. For more information: 603 846 5400.
BIRD WALK AT THE PROPOSED COMMUNITY FOREST, SUGAR HILL
Sunday June 9 7:30 AM Meet at the end of Dyke Road, heading west up hill, in Sugar Hill. Everyone is invited to come explore the proposed Cooley-Jericho Community Forest to see this magnificent land and see and hear some of the birds breeding there. Kids and dogs welcome. Bring water, sunscreen, bug stuff, binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. Bring your 4-wheel drive vehicle, which gives the option of driving part way into the property. For more information: www.townforest.org or call Rebecca Brown at 603 823 7777.
FREE CONCERT BY UNCOMMON FOLK, SUGAR HILL
Sunday June 9 1 PM Sugar Hill Meeting House, Route 117, Sugar Hill. Folk, bluegrass, old time instrumentals on folk guitar, frailing banjo, mandolin, harmonica, hammer dulcimer, fiddle, and upright bass, both plucked and bowed. Stories too, bring a lawn chair as it will be indoors only if the weather is bad.
NORTH OF THE NOTCH ECUMENICAL SINGERS INVITE NEW MEMBERS, LANCASTER
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 PM Lancaster Congregational Church. Rehersals for a "Christmas in July" cantata to be performed July 21 have begun. Present and new members are welcome to come to rehersals on Tuesday evenings. For more information: 603 296 7205 or email@example.com.
ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS AUDITIONS FOR 'OFF THE MAP'
Tuesday and Wednesday June 11 and 12 6:30 PM Universalist Church of St. Johnsbury. Off the Map is a coming of age story starting with a childhood in a family living off the grid. Parts are available for two women, three men, and one girl age 11-14. For more information: 802 274 4496 or find the St. Johnsbury Players on facebook.
SWING AND SWEETS, SUGAR HILL
Tuesday June 11 7:30 PM Sugar Hill Meeting House, Route 117, Sugar Hill. An evening of amazing desserts and listening and dancing pleasure provided by the famed Swing North Big Band from St. Johnsbury, VT.
PONTINE THEATRE AT LITTLETON AREA SENIOR CENTER
Wednesday June 12 12:45 PM Riverglen Road off Cottage Street. The Halcyon Days, on the beach with Ogden Nash, with Marguerite Matthews and Greg Gathers. Free and open to the public.
BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES "BLISS REMEMBERED"
Thursday June 13 7 PM Bath Public Library. Books may be picked up at the Bath Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am to noon and 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am to noon. Anyone with an interest in reading and conversing about books is welcome to attend. For information please contact the library at 603 747-3372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
READERS CAFE AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Third Saturday of the month at 9AM, Bethlehem Public Library, 2155 Main St. Bethlehem, (603) 869-2409. June 15th book is The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. All welcome. See all 2013 selections here: http://bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.php
EC & THE MOONSHINERS HOUSE CONCERT, EASTON
Saturday June 15 5:30 PM potluck 7PM concert. Suggested donation $12, all money goes to the musicians. Seating is limited so contact Brenda Shannon Adam to reserve a seat: email@example.com or 603 823 7061. Hillbilly jazz, western swing, classic country and songs from the American songbook.
New web site for the house concerts: http://eastonvalleyhouseconcerts.wordpress.com