North Country
12:11 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

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.

ACHS PRESENTS COMMUNITY HEALTH MATTERS, LITTLETON

Thursday June 13 6 PM, 2nd floor conference room, Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, 25 Mt. Eustis Road, Littleton. Chronic Disease Management presented by Dr. Phil Lawson. This is part of an educational mini-series to be continued on Sept, 12 and Dec. 12. For more information visit www.ammonoosuc.org or call 444-2464.

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES "BLISS REMEMBERED"

Thursday June 13 7 PM Bath Public Library. For information please contact the library at 603 747-3372 or email bathlibrary@together.net. The July selection is “Here If You Need Me: A True Story” by Kate Braestrup to be discussed on Thursday, July 11th at 7 pm at the Bath Public Library. For information please contact the library at 603 747-3372 or email bathlibrary@together.net.

DISCUSSION: THE GATEKEEPERS AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM

Thursday June 13 7:30 PM The Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem. Screening of The Gatekeepers followed by a discussion as part of the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Summer Cultural Series. 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.

“TRUE WEST” PRESENTED BY NORTH COUNTRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, LINCOLN

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday June 13, 14, & 15 7:30 PM and Sunday June 16 2 PM Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive. True West tells the story of two estranged brothers from different worlds who find themselves together again in their mother’s home in California. Written by Sam Shepherd, cast features Joseph Freeman, Josh Sticklon, Gary DuBreuil, and Maureen Polimeno. To get more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.jeansplayhouse.com or call the box office at 603-745-2141.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: THE SAPPHIRES, BETHLEHEM

June 14 - 19 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. Follow four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968.

For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/

ANNUAL FIELDS OF LUPINE FESTIVAL

June 1 - June 16. Sponsored by the communities of Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Littleton and Lisbon to showcase this colorful pageant. This marks the 20th anniversary of this event. For more information: http://www.lupinefestival.org/

ANNUAL FESTIVAL ART SHOW AND SALE, SUGAR HILL

Sat. June 15 10 AM-4 PM One day show and sale featuring North Country talented artists.

GRAND OPENING OF RIDE THE WILDS 1000+ MILES OF INTERCONNECTING ATV TRAILS

Saturday June 15 10 AM-4 PM Coleman State Park, 1155 Diamond Point Road, Stewartstown, NH. Grand Opening Ceremony starts at noon. Featured guests include Gov. Maggie Hassan. In addition, there will be displays by various vendors associated with ATVing along with the New Hampshire Fish and Game and the Trails Bureau. There will be self-Guided ATV Tours all day with trail ambassadors at various locations in the system to assist riders. A light lunch will be provided at no charge to the first 750 people. For more information: 603 237-5566 or RideTheWilds@gmail.com.

HORSE DRAWN WAGON RIDES, SUGAR HILL

Saturday and Sunday June 15 & 16 10:30 AM-3:30 PM weather permitting, Sugar Hill Sampler, Just off Route 117 at Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill. Enjoy an old-fashioned ride through acres of wild lupines, majestic mountain views, photo opportunities, $3 adults, $1 under 12, free for under 3. Purchase tickets at the Sugar Hill Sampler.

SECOND ANNUAL TASTE OF THE LUPINE FESTIVAL, SUGAR HILL

Sat. June 15 11 AM – 2 PM Sugar Hill Meeting House, Route 117, Sugar Hill. $5, Chefs of local restaurants and inns will offer samplings of their delicious and favorite dishes. Attendees will have an opportunity to vote for their favorites in a friendly "food fight" contest.

EC & THE MOONSHINERS HOUSE CONCERT, EASTON

Saturday June 15 5:30 PM potluck 7 PM concert. Suggested donation $12, all money goes to the musicians. Seating is limited so contact Brenda Shannon Adam to reserve a seat: brendashannonadam@me.com or 603 823 7061. Hillbilly jazz, western swing, classic country and songs from the American songbook. Seasoned music from seasoned musicians. Bringing you back to the days of Bob Wills, Milton Brown, Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, Stephane Grapelli, Hank Williams, and Buck Owens. Fun. Danceable.http://eastonvalleyhouseconcerts.wordpress.com

POETRY READING AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA

Saturday June 15 6 PM The Frost Place, 158 Ridge Road. Poets from the Granite State Series from Hobblebush Books will read their work, and remember former poet laureate Walter E. Butts during a brief memoriam. For more information: frost@frostplace.org

CLASSICOPIA LOVE SONGS WITH SOPRANO JULIE NESS AND PIANIST DANIEL WEISER, HAVERHILL

Saturday June 15 4 PM Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street, Haverhill. Performance of great music by American song writers including Gershwin, Arlen, Porter, and Rodgers. Tickets $15, students free. For more information: 603 989 5500 or info@alumnihall.org

EAT OUT AND SUPPORT SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE, LITTLETON

Wednesday June 19 5-8 PM The 99 Restaurant, Meadow Street. Diners can present a coupon to have 15% of their check donated to the shelter. Coupons can be picked up at the shelter, printed from the shelter's facebook page, or picked up at the Second Chance booth at the Littleton Farmers' Market on Sunday. For more information contact the shelter at 603 259 3244 or visit www.secondchancear.org.

RESPITALITY TRAINING SESSION FOR VOLUNTEERS, LITTLETON

Thursday June 20 9AM-3PM 475 Whitefield Road, Littleton. Respitality provides respite care for loved ones experiencing the early stages of Alzheimers or other dementia. Each volunteer is asked to give 3.5 hours per month. If you would like to attend this training session or want more information call Patricia at 603 991 0155.

FUND RAISER FOR COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA) OF NH, JACKSON

Thursday June 20 4-10PM The Shannon Door, Jackson. Money from each pizza sold that night, dine in or take out, will be donated by The Shannon Door to CASA of NH.  CASA recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate in NH courts for children who have been abused / neglected. Basket raffles and a silent auction will be available with lots of amazing prizes. Coffee time with Executive Councilor Ray Burton will be auctioned off. Activities for children will be offered from 4-6PM. Tess Conroy, Mrs. New Hampshire and champion advocate for children / youth in foster care will also be making a special guest appearance. For more information, call Jen Buteau at 752-9670.

LITTLETON STUDIO SCHOOL SILENT AUCTION AND DINNER FUND RAISER

Thursday June 20 6 PM Littleton Elks Lodge, Route 302 between Littleton Co-op and Exit 40 on Route 93. Support art education and your local artists. $35, purchase tickets at Littleton Studio School, 21 Mill Street, Littleton, 603 444 1066 littleton.studio.school@gmail.com, or League of NH Craftsmen Gallery 603 444 1099 littletoncrafts@gmail.com or www.nhcrafts.org. 

SEEKING DONATIONS FOR YARD SALE FUND RAISER FOR COPPER CANNON CAMP, LITTLETON

Connecticut River Bank N.A. is seeking donations for its yard sale to be held on Saturday June 29th. Funds raised will send at risk children to camp this summer. The bank is looking for good, clean, saleable items, no books or clothes, drop items off at any bank branch. If the items are too large for you to transport contact marion Rexford at 603 869 3311 to arrange transport.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF 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.