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.
North Woodstock Saturdays 6:30 PM through August 24 Soldier's Park, Main St.
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 at the town gazebo.
Lisbon Thursdays 3-6 PM through Sepember 19
Berlin Thursdays 3-7 PM through September 19 (not July 4)
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 1
WRENEGADES RIDE THE TRAM TO CANNON SUMMIT, FRANCONIA
Thursday July 18 10:15 AM Meet at WREN, 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem, to carpool. Ride the tram to the top of Cannon Mountain, senior citizens ride for free, enjoy a box lunch ($5), ride back down for a talk at the New England Ski Museum. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 603 869 9736.
ASTRONOMERS WITH TELESCOPES YOU CAN USE AT 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.
BIG TREE SLIDE TALK AND FIELD TRIP, LANCASTER
Thursday July 18 7 PM Great Room at Summit Lodge, Weeks State Park, and Friday July 19 8:30 AM Appalachia Trailhead parking lot on Route 2 in Randolph. On Thursday evening, Kevin Martin will present a free slide show about the big trees of NH, including stories about our biggest trees and his adventures in finding them and where they grow. On Friday, Martin along with local forester and naturalist Dave Govatski and Coos County Extension Forester Brendan Prusik will lead a free forest walk near Snyder Brook in Randolph to visit several champion trees that grow in the old-growth forest, easy to moderate walking along established footpaths, rain or shine. The walk will conclude at noon. These events are sponsored by Weeks State Park.
WORLD ACADIAN CONGRESS INTERNATIONAL TOUR, BERLIN
Thursday July 18, 7 PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Celebrating Acadian music, chansons, and cultural heritage. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.
BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING, FREE ARTIST DOCUMENTARY, BETHLEHEM
Thursday July 18 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre. Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in New York City. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee's Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. For more information visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/
THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED), LINCOLN
Thursday July 18 and Friday July 19 7:30 PM, Weds. July 24 2PM Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. A ninty-minute rollercoaster ride through the glorous 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.
POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Thursday July 18 and Friday July 19 8 PM The Frost Place, 158 Ridge Road. Thursday: Cleopatra Mathis Maudelle Driskell, Nicole Terez Dutton, Friday: Conference on Poetry participants. For more information: email@example.com
WEATHERVANE THEATRE MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES, WHITEFIELD
July 18 and 22 Sing a Song of Sondheim, July 19 Annie Get Your Gun, July 20 Circle Mirror Transformation, July 23 and 24 Les Miserables, all shows 8 PM. Complete Schedule: http://www.weathervanetheatre.org. For tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org or 603 837 9322.
CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTED BY JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, LITTLETON
Friday July 19 2 PM Littleton Opera House. Saturday July 20 9:30AM Jean's Playhouse, Lincoln. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Weds. July 24 9:30AM Jean's Playhouse, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. 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.
MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, BETHLEHEM
July 19 - 24 7:30 PM except Wednesday 5:30PM(Buddy night - 2 for ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/
DEMONSTRATION OF MAKING LEATHER CUFFS AT LEAGUE OF NH CRAFTSMEN, LITTLETON
Saturday July 20 11 AM - 3 PM 81 Main Street. Claire Renaud will demonstrate making leather jewelry cuffs. Renaud is a multi-talented artist who also runs a costume shop in Derry. Free, all welcome, for more information call 444-1099.
GREAT PARK PURSUIT, FREE FAMILY EVENT, FRANCONIA NOTCH
Saturday July 20 arrive by noon at the Flume Gorge Visitor Center. Through a scavenger hunt throughout the park, teams will learn about the history, geology, flora and fauna of Franconia State Park. Arrive by noon to have enough time to complete the hunt. This is a free event to encourage families to enjoy state parks.
TASTE, TUNES, & BREWFEST, FAMILY ACTIVITIES TOO, LITTLETON
Saturday July 20 11 AM - 3 PM Mill Street along the Ammonoosuc River. Local beer, wine, and food vendors offering tastes, musical artists lined up by North Country Community Radio, family tent featuring face painting, glitter tatoos, bouncy house, kitten corner, and more. Tickets are available online including a VIP package that includes admission, unlimited brew tickets, 10 taste tickets, T-shirt, and tasting tumbler, go to http://bit.ly/tastetunesbrew2013.
CHILDRENS THEATRE CAMP PRESENTS KIDS ON BROADWAY AND THE CIRCUS, LINCOLN
Saturday July 20 2 PM and 3:30 PM Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. Children aged 6 to 16 attending the Broadway Bound Camp at Jean's Playhouse will present two shows. The Kids on Broadway 2 PM show features vocal selections and dance numbers. The Circus at 3:30 PM involves juggling acts, acrobatics, and many more fun and exciting vocal and acting performances. Tickets $6, call 603 745 2141 to purchase tickets or online at jeansplayhouse.com.
NATIONAL MARIONETTE THEATRE PRESENTS PETER & THE WOLF, HAVERHILL
Saturday July 20 4 PM Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall. Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf has enchanted audiences since its premier in 1936. This version features the music of Prokofiev's orchestral score combined with hand-crafted scenery and marionettes. After the show, the audience will get a behind the scenes look at how marionettes work. Tickets $5 kids $10 adults, purchase online at www.courtstreetarts.org or at the door.
BIG HOUSE, LITTLE HOUSE, BACK HOUSE, BARN, FRANCONIA
Saturday July 20 7 PM Abbie Greenleaf Library, Main Street, Franconia. Presentation about The Connected Farm Buildings of New England, a program on the architecture style unique to northern New England. Tom Hubka's illustrated talk focuses on case studies that show how farmers converted their typical separate house and barns into connected farmsteads, it wasn't just because of the harsh New England weather! Free and open to the public. Funded by a grant from the NH Humanities Council, which nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of NH. for more information about the council visit www.nhhc.org.
NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS WHITE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL, SUGAR HILL, WHITEFIELD
Saturday July 20 7:30 PM Sugar Hill Meeting House, Sunday July 21 4PM Mountain View Grand Ballroom, Whitefield. J.S. Bach - Partita in A minor, BWV 1013 for Flute Solo, Franz Strauss - Nocturne for Horn and Piano, Richard Strauss - Andante in C major for Horn and Piano, Schnittke - Hymn No. 2 for Cello and Double Bass, Beethoven - Grosse Fugue, Mozart - Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 449. For more information visit northcountrychamberplayers.org.
CIRCUS, CIRCUS AND MORE CIRCUS, BENEFITS BGCNC, LISBON
Sunday July 21 two 90-minute shows at 2PM and 4PM behind Evergreen Sports Center, 2572 Route 302, Lisbon. Animals, animals, animals, thrills, chills, and laughter. Tickets available through Boys and Girls Club of the North Country. For more information visit bgcnorthcountry.org.
MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, LINCOLN
Sunday July 21 2 PM Tuesday July 23 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.
ROSALIE GERUT CONCERT OF JEWISH FOLK SONGS IN MANY LANGUAGES, ST. JOHNSBURY
Sunday July 21 2 PM Beth El Synogogue, 1097 Hospital Drive. Rosalie Gerut is an internationally acclaimed musician with a wide range of interests and talents, she will also be singing songs from musical theater. Free and open to the public. For more information call the synagoge at 802 748 5683.
NORTH OF THE NOTCH ECUMENICAL SINGERS, LANCASTER
Sunday July 21 3 PM Lancaster Congregational Church. Concert features Tapestry of Light: A Celtic Christmas Celebration by Joseph M. Martin. The hour-long cantata is dedicated to Harry Southworth who was a charter member of North of the Notch Ecumenical Singers. For more information contact Brenda Bray 788-3938 or Barbara Robarts 788-3352.
COLONIAL CHILDREN'S SERIES, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday July 24 11 AM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street, Bethlehem. $6 at the door. Patchwork Players present: The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain's popular novel tells of the adventures ot two young boys, a prince and a pauper, who exchange roles and stations in life. For more information: 603 869 3422 or gotoshow@BethlehemColonial.org
GORHAM FIRST ANNUAL ART WALK
Wednesday July 24 5 - 8 PM Rain or shine, downtown Gorham, local artists, demonstrations, tasty samples prepared by local restaurants, farmers' market, shops open late, live entertainment, activities for the entire family. Sponsored by the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Arts Alliance of Northern NH, and the Town of Gorham.
RAILROADS, GRAND HOTELS, AND THE AUTOMOBILE: AN EPIC STRUGGLE, LISBON
Wednesday July 24 7 PM Lisbon Historical Railroad Station and Museum. Jay Barrett provides this profusely illustrated program that explores the phenomenal and interdependent growth of railroads and grand resort hotels in the White Mountain region during the second half of the nineteenth century and how in the early decades of the twentieth centry the autombile and changing tastes very quickly brought about the demise of this established and thriving business and social order. Free and open to the public. For more information: 838-6146 or email@example.com.
NORTH HAVERHILL FAIR
Weds. July 24 through Sunday July 28 at the fairgrounds on Route 10 in North Haverhill 7 miles south of Woodsville. Demolition derby, tractor pulls, farm exhibits, 4x4 pull, Friday night concert, Saturday night concert, art & photograph contests and exhibits, flower show, grange exhibits, baking contests, livestock pulling, lumberjack events, maple products, North Haverhill Idol, horse show, tailgating competition, 4-H events, horseshoe pulling, and so much more. For details visit http://nohaverhillfair.com/.
BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB READS SHADOW DIVERS FOR AUGUST DISCUSSION
Thursday August 8, 7 PM The Bath Library Book Club will be discussing “Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II” by Robert Kurson at the Bath Public Library. For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was more than a sport. In the fall of 1991, not even they were prepared for what they found 230 feet below the surface, in the frigid Atlantic waters sixty miles off the coast of New Jersey: a World War II German U-boat, its ruined interior a macabre wasteland of twisted metal, tangled wires, and human bones – all buried under decades of accumulated sediment. Books may be picked up at the Bath Library; hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am 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.
OPEN HOUSE DISCUSSIONS ON NEW NORTHERN PASS TRANSMISSION PROPOSAL
Monday August 5 for Millsfield and Dixville at the Log Haven Restaurant on Route 26, Wednesday August 14 for Stewartstown and Clarksville at The Spa restaurant on Route 3 in Stewartstown, Tuesday August 20 for Pittsburg at the United Methodist Church on Route 3 in Pittsburg. All meetings are 5:30 - 8 PM. The Northern Pass Transmission Project has scheduled the first three community open houses along its recently announced new proposed North Section route from Pittsburg to Dummer that has no existing right-of-way. These open houses are designed to give local officials, residents, landowners a chance to speak to project representatives, including engineers and environmental experts. For more information visit http://blog.northernpass.us/.
ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT GRAFTON COUNTY 4-H PROGRAMS, NORTH HAVERHILL
Saturday August 10 9:30 AM start at Blackmount Country Club, 400 Clark Pond Road, North Haverhill. 18 holes, team and contest prizes, meals and lots more fun. Teams of 4 and single players welcome. For more information, contact Linda Stoddard at 787-6564, view the website for signing up online or view the auction: http://www.tournevents.com/index.cfm. All proceeds benefit Grafton County 4-H programs.