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
Lancaster Wednesdays 8 PM through August 14
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
NoBethlehem Saturdays 10 AM-2 PM through October 12
Littleton Sundays 10 AM-1 PM through October 1
THE WIMPY KID ON MAIN STREET, LITTLETON
Sunday July 7 through Sunday July 14. Families visit the business that is hosting the Wimpy Kid that day, take their picture with the W.K. and email it (with their contact info) to email@example.com no later than July 13th to get your name into the drawing for prizes.
The Village Book Store, who is sponsoring this event, thanks you for joining and hopes you have fun. No purchase necessary. Free and open to anyone. The Wimpy Kid will be at the following locations on the following dates:
July 11 - Yarn Garden, Main St.
July 12 - Opera House from 2-3, Village Book Store rest of day.
July 13 - Littleton Food Co-op, 43 Bethlehem Rd.
July 14 - Drawing at the Village Book Store at 1PM
FRIEND-N-NEIGHBORS THRIFT SHOP BAG SALE, WHITEFIELD
July 11, 12, and 13, 10 AM-5 PM $5 per bag, 4 Main Street, across from Cumberland Farm, 837 9044.
ASTRONOMERS WITH TELESCOPES YOU CAN USE AT THE LITTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Thursdays 11 AM-3 PM July and August if the sky is clear, on the lawn of the Littleton Public Library. Astronomy students and professional astronomers will have telescopes set up including special ones designed to safely allow observing the sun, sunspots, and streaming gasses of the sun's atmosphere. There will be a different focus topic each week, presentations and discussions. Provided with cooperation between the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce, Littleton Public Library, Carthage Institute of Astronomy of Carthage College, and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Free and open to the public. For more information call 603 444 6561.
FROST PLACE POET IN RESIDENCE READS AT ABBIE GREENLEAF LIBRARY, FRANCONIA
Thursday July 11 7 PM Nicole Terez Dutton, 2013 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place.
AUTHOR READING AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Thursday July 11 7 PM New England author, Richard Rubin will read from his new book, “The Last of the Doughboys: the Forgotten Generation and their Forgotten War.” Rubin went around the country and Europe, locating and interviewing the remaining veterans of WWI, 19th Century men and women living in the 21st Century. They are all gone now, but readers will never forget them. His book will be available for sale and signing. For more information: 603-869-2409.
CULTURAL SERIES AT THE COLONIAL: CABARET BERLIN, BETHLEHEM
Thursday July 11 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Sponsored by Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation. Cabaret Berlin offers an inside view of Berlin’s artistic cabaret scene, a famous part of the Weimar Republic’s history. Composed of visual and audio archives, German narratives, operettas, news clippings and documentary footage, musical shorts, home movies, photographs, paintings and drawings, the film shows how Berlin cabarets reflected the events, politics and culture of the times of the Weimar Republic – the era of inflation, Golden Years, Great Depression, and surge of Nazism. Structured as a cabaret show, the film is led by Master of Ceremonies Ulrich Tukur who narrates background information and connects each song and sketch to its historical, political and social context. The film will be introduced by Hebrew University School of the Arts Professor Edwin Seroussi. Discussion follows the film. For further information contact Cantor Marlena Fuerstman: 603-869-5465 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.
THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED), LINCOLN
Thursday July 11 and Friday July 12 7:30 PM Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. A ninety-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.
WEATHERVANE THEATRE MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES, WHITEFIELD
July 11, 12, 17 8 PM Circle Mirror Transformation, July 13, 16 8PM Sing a Song of Sondheim, July 15 8 PM Annie Get Your Gun. Complete Schedule: http://www.weathervanetheatre.org. For tickets: email@example.com or 603 837 9322.
CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTED BY JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, LITTLETON
Friday July 12 2 PM Littleton Opera House. Saturday July 13 9:30 AM Jean's Playhouse, Lincoln. The Jungle Book. Weds. July 17 9:30 AM Jean's Playhouse, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 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. $6 at the door, free for 3 and under. For more information: www.jeansplayhouse.com.
SECOND FRIDAYS ART NIGHT, LITTLETON
Friday July 12, August 9, September 13 5-9 PM The Littleton Arts Community will host second Friday evenings June through September that highlight the region’s top artists, chefs and musicians. This Friday highlights local musical talent, free mini-concerts include a 6:30 performance by the North Country Chamber Players on Mill Street near Fiddleheads and Miller’s Café & Bakery, a 7:30 performance by the Dan Solomon Blues Band below Northern Lights Music, and special appearances throughout the night by musicians like Dennis Cote on the keyboard, Wayne Klinger on the saxophone, and Ed O’Brien with his giant “Circus Carousel” calliope in the Bank of NH parking lot.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/214913485327506/.
NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS WHITE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL, SUGAR HILL, WHITEFIELD
Saturday July 13 7:30 PM Sugar Hill Meeting House, Sunday July 14 4 PM Mountain View Grand Ballroom, Whitefield. For more information visit northcountrychamberplayers.org.
MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, LINCOLN
Saturday July 13 Wednesday July 17, 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. For more information visit www.papermilltheatre.org.
WREN GARDEN TOUR
Sunday July 14 10 AM – 4 PM Rain or shine. Tour a selection of North Country gardens. Tickets on sale at WREN Local Works Marketplace at 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem. 10 AM-5 PM,$15 advance ticket purchase. $20 if purchased July 14, call 869 9736 for more information.
POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Sunday July 14 thru Friday July 19 8 PM The Frost Place, 158 Ridge Road. Sunday: Christine Casson and Daniel Tobin, Monday: Sally Ball and Matthew Olzmann, Tuesday: Kevin Prufur and Martha Rhodes Read, Wednesday: Inspiration Panel, Thursday: Cleopatra Mathis Maudelle Driskell, Nicole Terez Dutton, Friday: Conference on Poetry participants. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SHAKESPEARE PLAYGROUND AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Monday July 15 through Friday July 19 Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethlehem. A week of half-day play shops for young people aged 8-13. A week with storytelling, improvisation, theatre games, music, stage combat, movement, costumes and props culminates in a hilarious performance of scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream for friends and family. No previous experience necessary. Inspire your child’s creativity, activate their imagination and engage your child in the incredibly exciting plays and world of William Shakespeare. Fees are $90 per participant. For more information and registration email The Colonial Theatre at gotoshow@BethlehemColoinal.org or call 603-869-5603. For more info on The Shakespeare Playground visit shakespeareplayground.com.
LEARN THE ROCKS' HISTORY AS AN EXEMPLARY ESTATE, BETHLEHEM
Monday July 15 7 PM The Rocks Estate, Route 302. The Rocks Estate has a history that reaches back to the gilded era of the turn of the 20th century. Some of that history will be revealed during a NH Humanities Council program presented by art historian and independent scholar Cristina Ashjian. In the early 20th century, the NH board of agriculture launched a program to boost the rural economy and promote tourism through the sale of abandoned farms to summer residents. One such sale was a 100-acre farm on a Bethlehem hillside to a Chicago businessman and International Harvester co-founder John Jacob Glessner and his family. Free and open to the public.
INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL ARTS INSTITUTE CONCERT, BERLIN
Tuesday July 16, 7 PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. North Bound Summer Chamber Concert. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.
COLONIAL CHILDREN'S SERIES, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday July 17 11AM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street, Bethlehem. $6 at the door. Kenneth Waldman: fiddler, poet, storyteller, an experience with music and spoken word that is accessible, welcoming and joyful. In the realm of folk musicians and performing poets, he stands out for his truly warm and friendly spirit, reminiscent of Fred Rogers. For more information: 603 869 3422 or gotoshow@BethlehemColonial.org
READERS CAFE AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Third Saturday of the month at 9AM, Bethlehem Public Library, 2155 Main St. Bethlehem, (603) 869-2409. July 20th book is Mudbound by Hilary Jordan. All welcome. See all 2013 selections here: http://bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.php
HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY BOOK CLUB FOR WRITERS
Thursday July 25 7PM at the library. The discussion will feature short stories by Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor, two writers strongly associated with the American South. Participants will discuss "Why I Live at the P.O." by Welty, and "Everything That Rises Must Converge" by O'Connor. Free and open to the public. Copies of the stories are available at the library. The next Book Club for Writers discussion will be on October 24th. For more information: 603 989 5578.
THE ORCHARD: FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS WHO FACE EXTRAORDINARY CHALLENGES
Fourth Thursdays 7 PM 220 Cottage Street Littleton. The Orchard is a Quality of Life Collaborative for folks who have extra responsibilities. This can mean care of an aging parent, to a relative with disabilities, to the chronic illness of a child and other extraordinary challenges. The goal is to create an on-going circle of collaboration to actively improve quality of life for the whole family. No paperwork, no pressure. A simple framework will be used for addressing challenges as well as sharing joy and humor. This collaborative was started by Amy Mitz whose family has lived in the North Country for 16 years. Amy has a brother with autism and twin sons with multiple disabilities. If you are interested in attending, contact Amy at 603 823 9927 to receive a personal invitation.