North Country
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Thu August 1, 2013

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.

FARMERS MARKETS

Lisbon Thursdays 3-6 PM through September 19

Berlin Thursdays 3-7 PM through September 19

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

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS GALA BENEFIT, LITTLETON

Thursday August 1 6 PM Littleton Elks Club. For more information visit northcountrychamberplayers.org.

LOONS, LANCASTER

Thursday August 1 7 PM Great Room of Summit Lodge at Weeks State Park on the east side of Route 3, 2 miles south of Lancaster. Slide program and talk by photographer Ray Richer, the nature of loons at their northern nesting sites including courting, copulating, egg-laying, incubating, and egg hatching. Free and open to the public.

FREE ARTIST DOCUMENTARY AT THE COLONIAL: THE WOODMANS, BETHLEHEM

Thursday August 1 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street. This intimate documentary profiles the Woodmans, a family dedicated to the making of art in all forms, and their reaction to the suicide of their most famous member, daughter Francesca, whose startling, sexual photographs established her legacy. For more information: 603 869 3422 or gotoshow@bethlehemcolonial.org.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, LINCOLN

Thursday Friday Saturday Tuesday August 1, 2, 3, 6 7:30PM Weds. August 7 2 PM. Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. For more information visit www.papermilltheatre.org.

WEATHERVANE THEATRE MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES, WHITEFIELD

August 1, 2, 7 Shrek the Musical, August 3 Les Miserables (2 PM and 8 PM), August 5 Circle Mirror Transformation, August 6 Annie Get Your Gun. All shows 8 PM. Complete Schedule: http://www.weathervanetheatre.org. For tickets: wvboxoffice@yahoo.com or 603 837 9322.

CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTED BY JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, LITTLETON

Friday August 2 2 PM Littleton Opera House. Saturday August 3 9:30AM Jean's Playhouse, Lincoln. Rapunzel. Weds. August 7 9:30 AM Jean's Playhouse, Just So Stories. 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.

FIRST FRIDAYS IN BETHLEHEM

Friday August 2 5-9 PM. The Gallery at WREN opening wine and cheese artist reception from 5-7 PM. White Mountain Digital Media shows SWEEPS featuring the photographic collage work of Scott Morda from 6-8 PM. Colonial Theatre offers a special 2-for-1 buddy night to kick off the feature film "Stories We Tell".

THE GALLERY AT WREN OPENING RECEPTION, BETHLEHEM

Friday August 2 5-7 PM 2013 Main Street. Opening Reception for In Another Light - Photographs by Elvira Piedra, on exhibit August 2 - 27. The gallery is open daily from 10AM-5PM. For more information: 603 869 3100 or www.wrencommunity.org

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: STORIES WE TELL, BETHLEHEM

August 2 - 7 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.  In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar -nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/

TOP NOTCH TRIATHLON, FRANCONIA

Saturday August 3, Registration is 7-8:30am at the Lafayette Regional School, Pre-Race Meeting at 8:45 at Lafayette Regional School, Race starts at 9am. For more information and to register: http://www.franconianh.org/top-notch-triathlon.html.

SIXTH ANNUAL FEEL'N TOP NOTCH FAMILY WELLNESS FAIR, FRANCONIA

Saturday August 3 11 AM-3 PM. Sponsored by Littleton Regional Healthcare. 444 9304 for more information.

ELLEN FISCH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION, BETHLEHEM

Saturday August 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Colonial. Ellen Fisch, longtime Bethlehem summer resident, presents a new photography exhibit featuring architectural details of both the BHC Synagogue and Bethlehem’s Durrell Methodist Church. Fisch reports that she has developed a new art form for this exhibit by subtly enhancing the photographs with traditional fine art media: pencil, pastel, and 24K gold leaf. Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation. Open to the community. Admission is free. For further information contact Cantor Marlena Fuerstman: 603-869-5465 or marlena1st@gmail.com, or www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS WHITE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL, SUGAR HILL, LINCOLN

Saturday August 3 7:30 PM Sugar Hill Meeting House, Sunday August 4 3PM Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. J.S. Bach - “O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden”, Barber - Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings, J.S. Bach - “Es ist Genug”, Harbison - Songs America Loves to Sing, J.S. Bach - “Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ”, Ives - String Quartet No. 1 (“From the Salvation Army”). For more information visit northcountrychamberplayers.org.

NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS PRESENTS SUMMER LITE CONCERTS, WELLS RIVER, HAVERHILL

Saturday August 3 7:30 PM Wells River Congregational Church and Sunday August 4 7:30 PM Haverhill Congregational Church. The all-American program will feature Frostiana, Randall Thompson's settings of Robert Frost poems, selections from South Pacific, pop standards, and jazz piano solos. Bob Mead guest conductor, Jean Anderson pianist, $10 general admission. For more information visit www.northcountrychorus.org.

WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFASTS

Sunday August 4, 18, September 1, 8-11 AM 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: 3D MUSKETEERS, LITTLETON

Sunday August 4 1:30 PM Littleton Farmers' Market, 60 Riverglen Lane. It’s “all for one and one for all!” in an action-packed update of this beloved classic-with-a-twist: We freeze the action at crucial plot points so the audience can vote on which way the show will go. Love or Hate? Death or Life? Humor or Sadness? Win or Lose? The fate of our heroes (and the direction of the play) rests in your hands!. (PG) Free with a suggested donation of $5 per person over 12. For more information visit http://www.shakespeareinthevalley.com/.

OPEN HOUSES 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. T

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/.

POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA

Monday August 5 through Friday August 9 8 PM The Frost Place, 158 Ridge Road. Monday: Patrick Donnelly and Vievee Francis, Tuesday: Jennifer Mittello and Cleopatra Mathis, Wednesday: Jill Osier and Dartmouth Poet in Residence Nicole Terez Dutton, Thursday: Page Hil Starzinger and David Baker, Friday: Poetry Seminar participants. For more information: frost@frostplace.org

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT HOSTED BY NORTHUMBERLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT, GROVETON

Tuesday August 6 5-9 PM at the large ball field near Brown St. and Route 3 across from the American Legion. Informative and fun event focusing on community togetherness in the name of reducing crime. Weapon demonstrations, police dogs in action, taser effects demonstration, learn about law enforcement technology, food vendors, bouncy house. For more information visit www.natw.org or contact the Northumberland police department at 636-1120 or npd@northumberlandpd.com.

THEATER UNDER THE STARS: ROMEO AND JULIET, BETHLEHEM

Tuesday August 6 6:30 PM Town Gazebo, Prospect Road. 8 actors, 20 roles, 75 minutes. “Star-crossed lovers” enact this “tale of woe” in a fast paced gallop to the finish. (PG). Free with a suggested donation of $5 per person over 12. For more information visit http://www.shakespeareinthevalley.com/.

COLONIAL CHILDREN'S SERIES, BETHLEHEM

Wednesday August 7 11 AM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street, Bethlehem. $6 at the door. Patchwork Players present: Phantomouse of the Opera, an adorable version of Phantom of the Opera as performed by the mice who live under the stage at the Paris Opera House, features fun version of Gilbert and Sullivan melodies, a powerful diva, the masked Phantomouse, the Mice Squad and the Rat Patrol. For more information: 603 869 3422 or gotoshow@BethlehemColonial.org

SEARCH AND RESCUE IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, BETHLEHEM

Wednesday August 7 7 PM Bretzfelder Memorial Park, Prospect Road. Matt Holmes of NH Fish and Game talks about his experiences participating and conducting search and rescue missions. He has participated in dozens of missions over the years ranging from one-man operations to complex multi-day endeavors, from assisting people who don't have a flashlight out of the woods to untimely deaths and murder investigations. Free and open to the public. For more information visit www.therocks.org.

READERS CAFE AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Third Saturday of the month at 9 AM, 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

REGISTER FOR PIE BAKING CONTEST, LISBON

Lisbon Friends in Council will be sponsoring their 2013 Pie Baking Contest on August 10, 2013. This coincides with Lisbon's 250th Celebration and will be held at the Lions Community Field in Lisbon. The Pie Contest is open to the public. All participants must register. For more information or to register, contact Jane Graham at 603-838-5014 or jpgraham46@gmail.com.

IPAD 101 WORKSHOP AT BATH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Tuesday August 13 6-7:30 PM Bath Public Library. Learn to make the most of your ipad, how to customize your device with new apps, manage settings for child use and more. This workshop is free and open to Bath Public Library patrons, registration required as space limited, call 747-3372 on Tuesday or Thursday to reserve your spot.