North Country Events
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 - acoustic and vocals
Whitefield Mondays 7 PM through August 5 - town band
Lancaster Saturdays 9AM-noon through October 12
Bethlehem Saturdays 10 AM-2 PM through October 12
Littleton Sundays 10 AM-1 PM through October 1
WRENEGADES VISIT ALL NEW MUSEUM OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, PLYMOUTH
FUND RAISER FOR COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA) OF NH, JACKSON
Thursday June 20 4-10 PM 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or League of NH Craftsmen Gallery 603 444 1099 email@example.com or www.nhcrafts.org.
NEPALI FLAT: PHOTOS AND STORIES OF TREKKING IN NEPAL, FRANCONIA
Thursday June 20 7 PM Franconia Town Hall on Main Street. Local Dave Smith, Patty Baxter, Steve Reardon, Sandy Olney, Kim Cowles and Robbin Podolak recently trekked to Mt. Everest base camp. Join them to hear about their adventure, view photos, ask questions. Potluck appetizers and dessert.
ARTIST DOCUMENTARY AT THE COLONIAL - GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING, BETHLEHEM
Thursday June 20 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street, Bethlehem. One of the world's greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures.
Free. Donations gratefully accepted. For more information: bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/special-events.
TRUE WEST at JEAN's PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Thursday through Sunday June 20 thru 23, 2 PM on Sunday, 7:30 PM other days, Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. 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.
ENTRAIN IN CONCERT ON THE DOW, FRANCONIA
Friday June 21 7:30 PM Dow Field, Franconia. Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the eclectic Martha's Vineyard-based six piece Entrain has been thrilling critics and fans alike since its inception. Formed by drummer Tom Major in 1993, Entrain is also lead singer/guitar wiz Brian Alex, bassist M'Talewa, saxophonist/percussionist Phillip Young and keyboardist Cale Hawkins. Veterans all, their collective resume includes stints with such diverse players as Bo Diddley, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry, Southside Johnny, James Mongomery, Flor De Cana, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
LIVE! AT THE COLONIAL: BEAUSOLEIL WITH MICHAEL DOUCET, BETHLEHEM
Friday June 21 8 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethlehem. $39 reserved front & center, $33 general admission, $28 member general admission. Buy tickets online at http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/live-at-the-colonial/. BeauSoleil are the best known and most highly respected Cajun band in the world.
2nd ANNUAL TAG SALE TO BENEFIT FRANCONIA CHILDREN'S CENTER, FRANCONIA
Saturday June 22 8 AM-noon at The Franconia Children's Center, 73 Main Street. Children's clothes, equipment, and toys as well furniture, housewares, exercise equipment and more. The Franconia Children's Center is a non profit preschool and child care center that has been educating and enriching the lives of local children for thirty-five years. All proceeds from this event will go to benefit the school. If you have items you would like to donate they can be dropped off through Friday June 21st. If you have any questions call Tiffany Ogburn-Beers at the center at 823-5643 or Carol Baker at 991-5675.
GLIDER FIELD DAY FOR FRANCONIA, EASTON AND SUGAR HILL RESIDENTS, FRANCONIA
Saturday June 22 Franconia Soaring Association on Route 116 across from the Franconia Inn offers lower-priced glider rides to local residents to say thanks! The Franconia Soaring Association is NH's only soaring club. Soaring is a safe and exhilarating sport. For more information: www.franconiasoaring.org.
WEATHERVANE THEATRE COMMUNITY AUDITIONS, WHITEFIELD
Saturday June 22 10 AM Location to be announced. Check here: http://wvtheatreplayersnh.org/reach-us/audition-employment/. Seeking volunteer area performers for several productions including:
Les Miserables “Ensemble” – four to six Adults, 30-60 years old, Les Miserables “Gavroche” Boy 10-12 years old, Les Miserables “Young Cosette” Girl 8-10; Annie Get Your Gun “Little Jake” – Boy small, “Jessie” – Girl 8-10, “Nellie” – Girl 10-12; Shrek – “Young Shrek” – Boy and “Young Fiona” – Girl; Once On This Island – “Little Ti Moune” 8-10. Prepare something to sing and share.
MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: IN THE HOUSE, BETHLEHEM
June 22-26 Saturday through Tuesday 7:30 PM Wednesday 5:30PM (Buddy night - 2 for ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. Sixteen-year-old Claude insinuates himself into the house of fellow high school student Rapha, writing about his family in essays that perversely blur the lines between reality and fiction for his jaded literature teacher Germain. Intrigued by this gifted and unusual student, Germain rediscovers his taste for teaching, but the boy’s intrusion sparks a series of uncontrollable events. Kristin Scott-Thomas plays Germain’s wife, Jeanne, a contemporary art gallery director who avidly follows Claude’s semi-imaginary escapades, while Emmanuelle Seigner plays Rapha’s mom, Claude’s object of desire. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/
MILES AND MILES OF MUSIC ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION, WOODSVILLE
Sunday June 23 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.
FIELD TRIP TO MEADOWSTONE FARM FOR BACKYARD VEGETABLE GROWERS, BETHLEHEM
Sunday June 23 2:30 PM at Easton Town Hall to carpool or 3PM at Meadowstone Farm, Brooks Road, Bethlehem. Interested in starting or expanding a backyard vegetable garden? The Easton Conservation Commission is sponsoring this tour of Meadowstone Farm for new/young growers or those ready to move to the next level. Sam Brown, farm manager, will provide a farm tour, tips, answers to questions. If interested, call Roy Stever at 823 5755 to reserve your spot.
POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Sunday through Thursday June 23 - 27 7:30 PM The Frost Place, Ridge Road, Franconia. Sunday Teresa Carson, Monday Terry Blackhawk, Tuesday Jeff Kass, Wednesday Dawn Potter and conference participants, Thursday Baron Wormser. For more information: 823 5510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
READERS OF THE LOST BOOK MAGIC SHOW, NORTH WOODSTOCK
Monday June 24 3:30 PM Mousilauke Public Library, 165 Lost River Road. Award-winning magician Mike Bent uses amazing magic, storytelling, puppets, mind-reading ants and hilarious comedy to teach children about the importance of reading. For more information contact the library at 603 745-9971.
LES HAY BABIES TRIO, BERLIN
Monday June 24, 7 PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. New Brunswick's rising stars, high energy folk, blues, indi, & more in French and English. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.
MAD SCIENCE & DINOSAURS KICK OFF SUMMER READING PROGRAM, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday June 25 11 AM Bethlehem Town Building 3rd floor. The Bethlehem Public Library kicks off the summer reading program with a performance by Mad Science! followed by a Dinosaur workshop. Cosmic Chris will lead this fun-filled, science performance, getting kids excited about what happens underneath the ground! From the layers of the earth to the critters that live in the soil to natural phenomena that occur underground, kids will discover amazing things! Children may also sign up for the “Diggin’ Dinosaurs” workshop, a handson science experience that allows children to see how scientists learn about dinosaurs. Kids will dig for fossils and make a cast of a dinosaur tooth to take home! Registration is required for the workshop only. Please contact the library prior to June 25. Children’s programs continue in the library on Tuesdays in July at 11am. Activities include creating a time capsule to be buried on the site of the new library. The finale performance and ice cream social at the gazebo will be Tuesday July 30th. Programs are free and open to all. For more information call 869 2409 or visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org.
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR WMNF AND WHITE MOUNTAINS INTERPRETIVE ASSOCIATION
The White Mountain Interpretive Association is looking for new board members to join the 6 dedicated members in promoting education and interpretive opportunities in the White Mountain National Forest. This includes campground programs, conservation education, interpreter at Russell Colbath House, and more. If interested, or you would like more information, contact Tiffany Benna at 603 536 6241 or email@example.com or visit www.wmiaofnh.org.
RIVERSIDE RESCUE YARD SALE TO SUPPORT HOMELESS PETS, LUNENBURG, VT
Donations are being accepted (no clothing, no electronics) for a yard sale and may be dropped off Monday through Friday 9AM-noon and 1-5PM also Saturdays 9AM-noon or by appointment. The yard sale is on Friday July 12 and Saturday July 13 8AM-4PM, Riverside Rescue, 236 Riverside Avenue, Lunenburg, VT. For more information call 802 892 5300.