North Country
9:24 am
Thu August 29, 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
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  through Columbus Day

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


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.

HARNESSING HISTORY: ON THE TRAIL OF NH'S STATE DOG, THE CHINOOK, LANCASTER
Thursday August 29 7 PM in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park on Route 3 about 2 miles south of Lancaster. This program shows how dog sledding developed in NH and how the chinook played a major role in this story. Come early and bring a picnic supper.

CULTURAL SERIES AT THE COLONIAL: MY SWEET CANARY, BETHLEHEM
Thursday August 29 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Sponsored by Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation. In the early 20th century, Roza Eskenazi, the Sweet Canary, sang the way she lived: with passion, fire and love. In “My Sweet Canary” three young musicians from Greece, Turkey and Israel embark on an exciting musical journey to tell the story of Greece’s best-known and best-loved rebetiko singer for the first time on film. 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 marlena1st@gmail.com or visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.

ADVENTURE IMPROV COMEDY, LINCOLN
Thursday August 29 7:30 PM, Saturday August 31 2 PM, Weds. Sept. 4 2PM. 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.

WEATHERVANE THEATRE MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES, WHITEFIELD
August 29 Funny Money, August 30 Once on This Island, August 31 (2 PM and 8 PM) Best of 2013. All shows 8 PM. Complete Schedule: http://www.weathervanetheatre.org. For tickets: wvboxoffice@yahoo.com or 603 837 9322.

FRANCONIA HERITAGE MUSEUM FALL PLANT SALE HAPPENING
Friday and Saturday August 30 and 31 9 AM - 4 PM. The Franconia Heritage Museum will hold it's annual Fall Plant Sale. A colorful variety of autumn favorites will be available, top quality, North Country grown mums and asters.  Blooms on these plants are not forced so their color is vibrant and they will last much longer. For more information call 603-823-5000 or email heritagemuseum@myfairpoint.net.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: THE WAY, WAY BACK, BETHLEHEM
Friday August 30 and Sunday through Tuesday Sept. 1 - 3 7:30 PM, Wednesday Sept. 4 5:30 PM(Buddy night - 2 for 1 ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. The Way, Way Back is the funny and poignant story of 14-year old Duncan's (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend (Steve Carrell), and his daughter (Zoe Levin), a coming-of-age story. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/

MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA, LINCOLN
Friday and Saturday August 30 & 31 7:30 PM, Sunday September 1 2 PM and Weds. Sept. 4 7:30 PM Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive. A loving, lyrical homage to the man, his time and his music. The revue, conceived by Todd Olsen and David Grapes, was first performed at Artpark, Lewiston, N.Y. in 1999. Since then, it has become one of the most popular musical revues in the United States, mounted by professional and amateur theatre groups alike. It features a vocal quartet -- two men, two women -- backed by an on-stage jazz trio. The focus is, of course, Sinatra -- his prolific life and career, most particularly the nearly 1,400 songs (57 of them in this production) that 'Ol Blue Eyes recorded. For more information: http://www.papermilltheatre.org/mainstage/

MANRAN PERFORM GAELIC AND ENGLISH TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, HAVERHILL
Friday August 30 8 PM Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street, Haverhill. Mànran began their ascension into the traditional music sphere in 2010 when six friends used a powerful combination of Gaelic and English songs with Accordion, Fiddle, Flute and a delicious mix of drum and bass to create an infectious and recognizable sound. Also the only band to use Highland and Uilleann pipes in one lineup. Tickets $20. For more information: 603 989 5500 or info@alumnihall.org

BURKE MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE, EAST BURKE VT
Saturday August 31 8-9:30 AM registration and check-in at the Sherburne Base Lodge. 10AM Burke Hill Climb Race starts. 11:30 AM riders released down the mountain. Noon lunch at base lodge (optional). 12:15 Awards ceremony at base lodge. This race is part of the BUMPS 2013 (Bike Up The Mountain) series that comprises ten races on Mountains of the Northeast. For more information or to register: http://www.burkemountainbikerace.com/event_details.html.

WOMEN'S RITUAL DANCES: AN ANCIENT FORM OF HEALING IN OUR TIME, FRANCONIA
Saturday Aug. 31 2-8 PM Neskaya Movement Arts Center, 1643 Profile Road. Kayla Dauphine will share women's ritual dances and wisdom learned from internationally acclaimed teacher Laura Shannon. For more information visit www.neskaya.com.

BIG MOOSE BACH FEST CONCERT, BERLIN
Saturday August 31, 2:30 PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Presented by susan Ferre, organist, and special guests. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.

LIVE! AT THE COLONIAL: CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS, BETHLEHEM
Saturday August 31 8 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethlehem. Sold Out.

WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFASTS
Sunday 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. Last one of the season.

NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS BEGINS ITS 66TH YEAR, WELLS RIVER
Tuesday Sept. 3 7:15 PM is the first weekly rehearsal at Wells River Congregational Church. Concerts take place in early December at local venues and will feature Gloria by John Rutter, Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham, and O magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen. The chorus welcomes all singers who are willing to commit to its standards of attendance. For more information visit northcountrychorus.org.

EAT PIZZA AND SUPPORT THE FROST PLACE
The Frost Place in Franconia is the September Partner of the Month at the Littleton Food Co-op. Visit the Co-op on September Fridays between 4 and 7 PM when portions of all sales of pizza go toward supporting the work of The Frost Place.

EASTON HOUSE CONCERT WITH CARMEL MIKOL AND KIM WEMPE
Thursday Sept. 5 7:30 PM concert and 6:30 PM potluck supper, $20, all money goes to musicians, seating is limited, email brendashannonadam@me.com to reserve a seat. Hailing from Nova Scotia, award-winning Canadian songwriters Carmel Mikol and Kim Wempe pair folk songwriting with gospel/blues melodies and impeccable harmonies for a high-energy duo show.

FLASH FICTION CONTEST, VILLAGE BOOK STORE, FOR SECOND FRIDAY ART NIGHT IN LITTLETON
Registration deadline is Weds. Sept 11 for entries in the flash fiction contest. Short short stories must respond to the prompt: What truth about love or hate is revealed in words, body, language, clothing and setting? There are 12 slots for writers. Past winners may not participate, to register call the book store at 444-5263 or vilbksto@myfairpoint.net.

 

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