North Country
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Thu September 5, 2013

North Country Events

Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR
Credit Chris Jensen / NHPR

The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

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
 

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.

AUDITIONS FOR FIDDLER ON THE ROOF WITH UPSTAGE PLAYERS, LITTLETON    
Thursday Sept. 5 6-8 PM Littleton Opera House on Main Street, and Sunday Sept. 8, 2-5 PM at Lisbon Regional School. Callbacks, if necessary, Sunday Sept. 8, 6-8 PM Lisbon Regional School. Prepare a song from standard musical theater or sing from the show, accompanist will be provided. The show has a large cast for roles for adults, teens, and children. Rehearsals begin Sept. 11 with 3 weekday evenings and one weekend day each week. All actors may not be needed for all rehearsals. Performances wll be November 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10. For more information: andrewlidestri@gmail.com.

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.

MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA, LINCOLN
Thursday Sept. 5, Saturday Sept. 7, and Weds. Sept. 11 at 7:30 PM and Sunday Sept. 8 at 2 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/

THE GALLERY AT WREN OPENING RECEPTION, BETHLEHEM
Friday September 6 5-7PM 2013 Main Street. Opening Reception for Preservation - Artists' Books and Printed Matter by Erin Sweeney, on exhibit September 6 - October 1. The gallery is open daily from 10AM-5PM. For more information: 603 869 3100 or www.wrencommunity.org

LATE-SUMMER MADNESS 5K TRAIL RUN & POTATO BAR, FRANCONIA
Friday Sept. 6 5:30 PM 5K trail run through Fox Hill, 6 PM Dow Baked Potato Bar, followed by live music at 8 PM on the Dow. For more information contact Kim Cowles at 603 991-8925 or recreation@franconianh.org.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: UNFINISHED SONG, BETHLEHEM
Friday Sept. 6 through Tuesday Sept. 10 7:30 PM, Wednesday Sept. 11 5:30 PM (Buddy night - 2 for 1 ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. The funny and uplifting story of Arthur (Terence Stamp), a curmudgeon old soul perfectly content with sticking to his dull daily routine until his beloved wife (Vanessa Redgrave) introduces him to a spirited local singing group led by the youthful and charming Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton). This unexpected friendship and his discovery of music revitalizes Arthur’s passion for new adventures and shows us all life should be celebrated at any age. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/

ADVENTURE IMPROV COMEDY, LINCOLN
Friday, Saturday, and Weds. Sept. 6, 7, and 11 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.

 

FUND RAISER FOR MT. EUSTIS SKI HILL: "LOVE LETTERS" BY A.R. GURNEY, LITTLETON
Saturday Sept. 7 at 7 PM Littleton Opera House. Susan Lahout and Dennis Mackay are donating their time to perform the play. All proceeds go to Mt. Eustis Skil Hill. Buy tickets at Lahouts, 245 Union St. Suggested donation $8. There will be a public hearing to discuss the lease, site plan and vision for Mt. Eustis Ski Hill on Monday Sept. 9, 5 PM, in the Heald Room at the Littleton Community Center on Main Street.
 

AUTUMN WILDFLOWER WALK AT WEEKS STATE PARK, LANCASTER
Sunday Sept. 8 1-4 PM. Meet at the new parking lot at the entrace to the Park on Route 3 about 2 miles south of Lancaster. Bring raingear just in case and suitable cloting and footwear for an easy to moderate walk. Persons with special needs should call 78804961 in advance and suitable arrangements will gladly be made. Matt Peters will lead the walk.

COPPER CANNON CAMP RAFFLE AND COWBOY BBQ FUNDRAISER, BETHLEHEM
Sunday Sept. 8 3-7PM at the camp, 231 Gale River Road. Copper Cannon is a free camp for low-income youth from all over NH. Concert with Matt Teller 3-5 PM, horseshoes tournament, cornhole bean bag toss, board and card games, tours of camp, western-themed cookout dinner. Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 125 raffle tickets will be sold. Cash prizes from $100 - $2000. You do not have to be present to win. Purchase raffle tickets online at www.coppercannon.org or mail to P.O.Box 124, Franconia, 03580. Attendees are encouraged to bring coolers, chairs, or picnic blankets. For more information: info@coppercannon.org or 823 8107.

SUPPORT LOCAL FARMS AT NORTH COUNTRY REGIONAL CHEF'S CHALLENGE, Sunday Sept. 8 5:30-8:30 PM The Horse & Hound Inn, Wells Road, Franconia. Support local farms and sample some of the best food in the area, North Country Farmers Co-op and the Littleton Food Co-op have teamed up to host a Chef's Challenge using 100% local ingredients, area chefs will prepare a soup and an appetizer and compete for the Grand Challenge in early November. Following the challenge, enjoy a farm-to-table buffet style dinner and dessert prepared by The Horse & Hound Inn, fresh vegetables straight from the garden to your plate. Tickets $25 per person available at the Littleton Food Co-op. Information on additional competitions in Colebrook, Glen and Whitefield at http://www.newhampshirefarms.net/seasonal-activities/north-country-chefs-challenge.html

EAT OUT AND SUPPORT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
Wednesday September 11 4PM-closiing, The Ninety Nine, Meadow Street, Littleton. Give your server a donation voucher, which you can obtain at the club. The restaurant donates 15% of your guest bill to the Boys and Girls Club of the North Country. For more information 603 838 5954 or go to www.bgcnorthcountry.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 4 and 6 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.