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.
Lisbon Thursdays 3-6 PM through September 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
CULTIVATE DANCE NH, BETHLEHEM
August 15 - 18 Award-winning dance artists from around the U.S. gather in Bethlehem for a festival of workshops, performances, discussions and social events which include: performances at the Colonial; dance workshops for kids, adults, beginners and professionals; site-specific performances; networking and peer learning events for dancers, teachers and students; artist and audience linger & mingles and much more. Class sizes are limited. Advance registration is strongly encouraged for all workshops. For complete schedule, tickets and registration information visit http://cultivatedancenh.com/.
MONARCH BUTTERFLIES AND PERSEID METEOR SHOWER, LANCASTER
Thursday August 15 7 PM The Monarch Butterfly 8:30 PM The Perseid Meteor Shower, Weeks State Park on Route 3 two miles south of Lancaster. Lincoln Brower will share his knowledge of monarch butterflies. If the sky is clear, the Perseid meteor showers will be observed under the guidance of Clare Long, interpretive education specialist. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, sweater, binoculars. Free and open to the public.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC, LINCOLN
Thursday Friday Saturday August 15, 16, 17, 7:30 PM Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18 2 PM. Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. For more information visit www.papermilltheatre.org.
WEATHERVANE THEATRE MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES, WHITEFIELD
August 15, 19 Shrek the Musical, August 16, 21 Les Miserables, August 17 (2 PM and 8 PM) and August 20 Funny Money. All shows 8 PM. Complete Schedule: http://www.weathervanetheatre.org. For tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org or 603 837 9322.
SWING FOR THE ARTS GOLF TOURNAMENT, BERLIN
Friday August 16, 9AM, Summer fund raiser for St. Kieran Center for the Arts, at the Androscoggin Country Club. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.
CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTED BY JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, LITTLETON
Friday August 16 2PM Littleton Opera House. Saturday August 17 9:30AM Jean's Playhouse, Lincoln. Hansel and Gretel. 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. Hansel and Gretel $6 at the door, free for 3 and under. For more information: www.jeansplayhouse.com.
WHITE MOUNTAIN BOOGIE N' BLUES FESTIVAL, THORNTON
Friday August 16 through Sunday August 18 Kim Wilson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Ian Seigal with Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Lee Boys, Tinsley Ellis, Watermelon Slim & the Workers, Larry McCray, and more. For more information visit nhblues.com or call 603 726 3867. Fireworks Saturday night, kids under 12 free, on-site parking and campling.
I AM A REFUGEE, BETHLEHEM
Friday August 16 6 PM Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Library, Strawberry Hill. Michel Adler introduces “I Am A Refugee” by his father, Camillo Adler. Michel Adler recently translated and published this book in which his father describes his experiences in the French Foreign Legion and his escape from the Nazis by bringing his family to refuge in Switzerland. Open to the public. Admission free. For more information, contact BHC at 869-5465.
OFF THE MAP PERFORMED BY THE ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS
Friday and Saturday August 16 and 17 at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday August 23 and 24 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday August 25 at 2PM at the St. Johnsbury School. Coming-of-age story as the main character recalls her unusual childhood living off the grid with her parents in rural New Mexico. Tickets $10, for more information call 802 274 4496.
VICTORIA COLE CONCERT WITH FLUTE AND PIANO, LANCASTER
Friday August 16 7:30 PM St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Let Beauty Away with Victoria Cole soprano, Molly Tobin on flute, and Sergey Marchukov on piano. Music by Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Ward, and Debussy. Suggested donation $10, for more information call 823-8125.
BETHLEHEM ART WALK
Saturday August 17 9 AM - 9 PM at locations throughout Bethlehem. Artists open their studios, venues stay open late, storefronts and designated outdoor spaces become ad-hoc art galleries. Participating artists include Jason Tors, Ellen Fisch, Scott Morda, Larcom Studios, Fallon O'Brien. Kids’ activities include face painting, spin art, sidewalk chalk drawing, tractor tours. Elvira Piedra will give an Artist Talk at the Gallery at WREN 2-4 PM. Elvira Piedra, a photographer currently based in Lunenberg, Vermont, is well known for her evocative images created with the 8x10 view camera, a type of camera first developed in 1840 and still in use today. For more information visit bethlehemartwalk.com.
LANDAFF OLD HOME DAY CELEBRATION
Saturday August 17 Landaff Center. 9 AM Auction to benefit the Landaff Volunteer Fire Association, Friends of Landaff Booth selling Landaff-related goods, exhibits at the town hall and at the church. 1 PM ice cream sundaes in the town hall lobby. To make reservations for the ham and bean supper (two settings 5 & 6 PM), call 838-6640 or email email@example.com. Prices are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 6-12. Free bluegrass concert 6:00 PM with the Parker Hill Road Band.
16TH ANNUAL NORTHERN NH POSTCARD SHOW & SALE, JEFFERSON
Saturday August 17 9 AM - 4 PM Jefferson Town Hall. Postcard dealers from all over New England will have postcards depicting every imaginable subject, along with historical view cards of NH, VT, MA & ME. $2 donation at the door supports the programs of the Jefferson Historical Society. For more information call Joe Marshall at 586-7021.
NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS WHITE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL, SUGAR HILL, HAVERHILL
Saturday August 17 7:30PM Sugar Hill Meeting House, Sunday August 18 4PM Alumni Hall, Haverhill. J.S. Bach - The Brandenburg Concerti. For more information visit northcountrychamberplayers.org.
WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFASTS
Sunday August 18 and 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.
HORIZON SCREENDANCE FESTIVAL, BETHLEHEM
Sunday August 18 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre on Main Street. Co-curated by Katherine Ferrier and Tori Lawrence, HORIZON presents the work of a dozen independent young filmmakers working with movement for the camera in innovative and poetic ways. HORIZON is in partnership with and produced by Cultivate Dance Festival. For more information visit www.cultivatedancenh.com/events/horizon-screendance-festival
MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: NORTHERN BORDERS, BETHLEHEM
August 19 - 21 7:30 PM e xcept Wednesday 5:30 PM(Buddy night - 2 for ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. Award-winning Vermont director Jay Craven will present his new film, Northern Borders. Northern Borders tells the story of young Austen Kittredge, who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents’ Vermont farm, where he experiences wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/
OPEN HOUSE ON NEW NORTHERN PASS TRANSMISSION PROPOSAL
Tuesday August 20 for Pittsburg at the United Methodist Church on Route 3 in Pittsburg. All meetings are 5:30 - 8 PM. 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/.
COLONIAL CHILDREN'S SERIES, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday August 21 11 AM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street, Bethlehem. $6 at the door. Patchwork Players present: American Eyeball 2, think Idol, book, music, and lyrics by Jacques Stewart, be prepared for a positive learning experience through the magic of theatre, a group of talented actors compete trying to succeed over their own imperfections and feelings of inadequacy. For more information: 603 869 3422 or gotoshow@BethlehemColonial.org
GORHAM FIRST ANNUAL ART WALK
Wednesday August 21 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.
HOW DOGS HELP FISH & GAME DEPARTMENT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday August 21 7 PM Bretzfelder Memorial Park, Prospect Road. Presentation about how dogs are helping the NH Fish & Game department in the field. For more information visit www.therocks.org.
VANISHED VETERANS AT BETHLEHEM HERITAGE SOCIETY AND MUSEUM
Wednesday August 21 7 PM 2182 Main Street. George Morrison will lead a public discussion on NH Civil War Monuments and Memorials, Art and Architecture, History and Mystery. For more information: 869-3330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARE, HANDLING, AND MAKING OF RARE BOOKS, ST. JOHNSBURY
Weds. August 21 7 PM St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Art Gallery. Bob Joly, curator, will discuss some of the important books in the Athenaeum's collection. For additional information call 802 748 8291 or visit www.stjathenaeum.org.
WANTED: LOCAL ARTISTS AND FLEA MARKET VENDORS FOR LISBON FALL FESTIVAL OF ARTS
The Lisbon Fall Festival of the Arts will be on Saturday September 14. Participation in the People's Art Show is encouraged and you can drop off your art at the White Church in Lisbon on Thursday September 12 between 10 AM and 4 PM. Example art categories are painting, drawing, photography, fiber art, ceramics, 3-D art, and children's category. Vendors for the Flea Market are also wanted, the market is 9 AM - 2 PM, $10 per space, table not included. Sponsored by Lisbon Main Street and the Ammonoosuc Region Arts Council. For details and applications visit lisbonmainstreet.org.