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 vocal/acoustic on the common Bethlehem Sundays 6 PM through September 1 at the town gazebo Whitefield Mondays 7 PM through August 5 town band on the common
Lisbon Thursdays 3-6 PM through Sepember 19
Berlin Thursdays 3-7 PM through September 19 (not July 4)
Lancaster Saturdays 9AM-noon through October 12
Bethlehem Saturdays 10 AM-2PM through October 12
Littleton Sundays 10 AM-1PM through October 1
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE, ACTIVITIES AND FIREWORKS, WOODSVILLE
Thursday July 4 11 AM parade, events and activities throughout the day, fireworks at dusk from Woodsville Community Field.
RALLY 'ROUND THE FLAG: THE CIVIL WAR THROUGH FOLK SONGS, LANCASTER
Thursday July 4 7 PM Weeks State Park on Route 3 two miles south of Lancaster. Woody Pringle and Marek Bennett will lead the audience in camp songs, parlor music, hymns, battlefield rallying cries and fiddle tunes. Pringle and Bennett examine the folk song as a means to enact living history, share perspectives, influence public perceptions of events and simultaneously fuse and conserve cultures in times of change. Free and open to the public.
CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTED BY JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, LITTLETON
Friday July 5 2 PM Littleton Opera House. Saturday July 6 9:30 AM Jean's Playhouse, Lincoln. The Little Princess. Weds. July 10 9:30A M Jean's Playhouse, The Jungle Book. For adults and children ages 3 and up, shows run about 30 minutes and finish with a cast meet and greet immediately following the performance. Fee is $6 at the door, free for 3 and under. For more information: www.jeansplayhouse.com.
FIRST FRIDAYS IN BETHLEHEM
Friday July 5 3-5 PM The Maia Papaya shows New Works in Wood by Fred Storella featuring a new collection of folk art letters and other wooden curiosities. Live Music outside on the patio. From 5-7 PM visit The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street for an Opening Reception for Soft Impressions - Pastels by Bruce Richardson, on exhibit July 5 - 30. The gallery is open daily from 10 AM-5 PM. For more information: 603 869 3100 or www.wrencommunity.org. From 6-8 PM White Mountain Digital Media shows SWEEPS, featuring the photographic collage work of Scott Morda. Stop by 2107 Main Street and meet Scott. At 7:30PM see What Maise Knew at The Colonial and take advantage of a special 2-for-1 Buddy Night.
MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: WHAT MAISIE KNEW, BETHLEHEM
July 5 and July 7-10 7:30 PM except Wednesday 5:30 PM (Buddy night - 2 for 1 ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. A contemporary reimagining of Henry James’ novel, WHAT MAISIE KNEW tells the story of a captivating little girl’s struggle for grace in the midst of her parents’ bitter custody battle.
MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, LINCOLN
Friday Tuesday Wednesday July 5, 9, 10 7:30 PM. Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. The basic plot: June is an ingenue who can't pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? For more information visit www.papermilltheatre.org.
FRANCONIA SCRAMBLE FUN RUN/WALK 10K
Saturday July 6 8 AM start. Register online at active.com, $15. Race day registration $20 is at the Gazebo on the Dow. The race starts at Franconia Village House on Main Street and ends on Dow Field. Sponsored by Profile School Class of 2015. For more information contact Kristy Duris at 823 7411 x247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRANCONIA OLD HOME DAY CELEBRATION, PARADE, CONCERT AND FIREWORKS & MORE
Saturday July 6, Franconia. Full schedule here: http://franconianotch.org. Events include 10K run/walk, pancake breakfast, flea market, book sale, artisan sale, recreational activities for children, magic show, BBQ, duck race to benefit local scholarship fund, parade, concert by The Cable Guy's Band 7:30-9:30PM, and fireworks (after dark, on the Dow).
LOCAL AUTHOR MIKE DICKERMAN AT THE VILLAGE BOOK STORE, LITTLETON
Saturday July 6 10:30 AM-12:30 81 Main Street. Mike Dickerman will sign copies of his newest book "White Mountains Hiking History: Trailblazers of the Granite State".
FAMILY FUN AND FIREWORKS, BRETTON WOODS
Saturday July 6 6-10 PM Bretton Woods Adventure Center at the base of the ski area: bouncy house, Simplicity the Clown and the Kinderwoods Playground, indoor Slopeside Climbing Wall, outdoor Williwaw Racing Zip (regular fees apply). Traditional country BBQ, Slopeside Bar, Michelle Willson, the "Evil Gal" herself, takes the stage with her blend of husky jazz and sultry blues. Fireworks display at 9:45pm. Admission is free, and a $5 per carload parking fee / donation will directly support the Jr. ROTC from White Mountains Regional High School. Cash BBQ and bar available, no coolers or pets permitted. Lawn chairs and blankets recommended. Event is rain or shine. For more information, call 800-258-0330 or visit BrettonWoods.com.
THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED), LINCOLN
Saturday July 6 7:30PM Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. A ninty-minute rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History, reminding us that it's not the length of your history that matters, it's what you've done with it. For more information visit www.papermilltheatre.org.
LIVE! AT THE COLONIAL: DAVID WAX MUSEUM, BETHLEHEM
Saturday July 6 8 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethlehem. $15 general admission, $12 member general admission. Buy tickets online at http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/live-at-the-colonial/. David Wax and Suz Slezak form the artistic core of the David Wax Museum.
MASTERS OF THE COUNTRY BLUES, HAVERHILL
Saturday July 6 7:30PM Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street, Haverhill. A musical journey that explores the blues of the Mississippi and artists including John Hurt, Rev. Robert Wilkins, Mance Lipscomb, Doc Watson and others. The audience will be taken through the evolution of the country blues through discussion and music. Featuring: Keith Friedland on blues harp, Dave Clark on bass, Rocco Russelli on percussion and Ricker Winsor, guitar and vocal, plus Kathy "Squirrel" Friedland on accordion for selected tunes. Tickets $15. For more information: 603 989 5500 or email@example.com
WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFASTS
Sunday July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 18, September 1, 8-11AM Whitefield Town Commons, all you can eat, adults $8, under 12 $3, pancakes, blueberries, maple syrup, sausage, baked beans, juice, coffee. Money raised supports Lions Club efforts in the community.
THEATRE UNDER THE STARS: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, LITTLETON
Sunday July 7 1:30 PM Littleton Farmers' Market, 60 Riverglen Lane. The Bard's only comedy set in England, this is a slapdash, farcical gallop that plays like an Elizabethan version of Three's Company, PG. Free with a suggested donation of $5 per person over 12. For more information visit http://www.shakespeareinthevalley.com/.
FROST DAY CELEBRATES ROBERT FROST, FRANCONIA
Sunday July 7 3 PM The Frost Place, 158 Ridge Road. Free and open to the public. An annual celebration of the life and work of Robert Frost. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
BETHLEHEM ART WALK INFORMATION MEETING
Monday July 8 6 PM White Mountain Digital Media Center, 2017 Main Street, Bethlehem. Want to be involved in the 2nd Annual Bethlehem Art Walk? Come find out how you can be a part of it. The Bethlehem Art Walk is a community driven initiative, whose mission is threefold: To enliven the creative economy of Bethlehem, by enhancing partnerships between local businesses and the art community. To promote established and emerging artists, as well as public access to the arts. To celebrate creativity and community in our town and region. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/177444135764271/.
COLONIAL CHILDREN'S SERIES, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday July 10 11 AM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street, Bethlehem. $6 at the door. Patchwork Players present: Aladdin, book and lyrics by Guil Fisher, music by Patrick Spencer. Hope on a flying carpet and visit the exciting city of Franistan in Old Arabia! For more information: 603 869 3422 or