North Country
5:22 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

North Country Events

Chris Jensen for NHPR
Chris Jensen for NHPR

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

FARMERS’ MARKETS

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

Colebrook Farmer’s Market:  Sat 8:00-12:00 on the common on Colby St  (til Columbus Day)

Pittsburg Farmer’s Market:  Sat: 10:00-2:00 downtown Pittsburg. 

UP AND DOWN FRANCONIA'S MAIN STREET

Friday and Saturdays 1 - 4 PM or by request through October 26. Franconia Heritage Museum, Main Street. The museum display “Up and Down Main Street – Franconia Businesses Past and Present” will be dismantled when the museum closes for the season. For more information call 603-823-5000 or email heritagemuseum@myfairpoint.net.

PIANO CONCERT, BETHLEHEM

Friday August 23 5:30 PM Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, 39 Strawberry Hill. Piano duo Lulu Chang and Richard Fu have planned a classical program of Beethoven, Debussy, and Schumann pieces. Open to the public, admission free, donations graciously accepted. This concert celebrates the donation of the Harris Family Yamaha piano. Reception follows the concer.

GIRL RISING: FILM ABOUT 9 GIRLS BORN INTO UNFORGIVING CIRCUMSTANCES, BETHLEHEM

Friday August 23 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street. Girl Rising captures the dreams and voices of remarkable lives and is at the center of a global campaign to educate and empower girls. Directed by Richard Robbins and narrated by Cate Blanchette, Anne Hathaway, Salm Hayek, Alicia Keyes and others. Doors open at 6:30 PM for a pre-screening reception sponsored by Balance Bethlehem. A portion of ticket sales goes to support girls' programs around the world through the 10x10 Fund for Girls' Education.

ADVENTURE IMPROV COMEDY, LINCOLN

Friday, Saturday, and Weds. August 23, 24, and 28 at 7:30PM. Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln.  Live Free and Laugh. Audiences roar with laughter as our company actors perform from the top of their heads and create hilarious scenes through games and sketches. You can participate by yelling out your ideas or sit back and enjoy all the fun in this family friendly improvisational cavalcade of jocularity. For more information visit www.papermilltheatre.org.

OFF THE MAP PERFORMED BY THE ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS

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.

22ND ANNUAL NORTH COUNTRY MOOSE FESTIVAL

Friday August 23 through Sunday August 25 in Colebrook, Columbia, Errol, Pittsburg, Stewartstown and also Caanan, VT. Activities include sidewalk sales, river walk, historical exhibits, quilt show, state polic demos, Boomerangs by Vic, Bobo the Clown, maple syrup tasting, photography exhibits, dog show, moose stew cook-off, moose-calling contest, A Day at the Farm, hayrides, live music, live animal presentations, chainsaw art, flea market, and more. For a complete schedule visit www.moosefestival.com.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: THE BLING RING, BETHLEHEM

August 24 - 28 7:30PM except Wednesday 5:30PM(Buddy night - 2 for 1 ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. Oscar Winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola takes us inside the world of these teens, where their youthful naivete and excitement is amplified by today’s culture of celebrity and luxury brand obsession.

BARB'S NATURE SONGS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, BETHLEHEM

Wednesday August 28 7PM Bretzfelder Memorial Park, Prospect Road. Local musician Barbara Desroches performs nature songs packed with wildlife facts, animal puppet friends help entertain and teach as Barb explains the roles animals play in nature. For more information visit www.therocks.org.

LANCASTER FAIR

Weds. August 28 through Monday Sept. 2, Lancaster Fairgrounds just north of Lancaster on Route 3. Open for 143 years in succession. The Labor Day week extravaganza spotlights agriculture activities, a large midway, 4-H exhibits, diverse musical entertainment and motorized competitions (pulling events and the ever-popular Demolition Derby). The grounds also boast wide clean midways and free parking. For more information: www.lancasterfair.com.