North Country
11:56 am
Thu September 12, 2013

North Country Events

First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg. Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR
First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg. Photo by Chris Jensen for 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.

ACHS PRESENTS COMMUNITY HEALTH MATTERS, LITTLETON
Thursday September 12 6-7 PM, 2nd floor conference room, Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, 25 Mt. Eustis Road, Littleton. Things You Never Knew About Community Health Centers presented by various ACHS staff. Presentation by Shawn Tester about electronic medical records - how technology improves patient care. Presentation by Anthony Canuto about the integrated pharmacy and its role in patient health care. This is part of an educational mini-series to be continued on Dec. 12. Free and open to the public. For more information visit www.ammonoosuc.org or call 444-8216.

ADVENTURE IMPROV COMEDY, LINCOLN
Thursday Sept. 12 at 7:30PM, Saturday and Weds. Sept. 14 and 18 at 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.

PAULA POUNDSTONE LIVE AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday Sept. 12 8PM Sold Out

SECOND FRIDAY ART NIGHT, LITTLETON
September 13 5-9PM The Littleton Arts Community hosts second Friday Art Night to highlight the region’s top artists, chefs and musicians. Galleries and businesses partner with restaurants to deliver an evening of culinary, visual and musical creations. The Great CATsby” comes to downtown Littleton for September's Second Friday Art Night, allowing our art galleries to support the Second Chance Animal Rescue. There are twelve kitties in need of a home on display and the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce challengesyou to try to “Search for the Great CATsby” in each of the galleries. If you get 10 out of 12 correct, we’ll enter you to win a gift basket from our participating restaurants and galleries. Spot participating businesses staying open by looking for the brightly colored umbrellas at their entries. Local artworks will be shown and there will be demonstrations at the  “Gallery at the Nest”, the “League of NH Craftsmen”, the “Littleton Studio School”, “Fiddleheads” on the River, “Art Works” and “Bad Art”. “One Stitch, Two Stitch” and “Yarn Garden”, “Just L” and “Saranac Street Antiques”. Participating restaurants include “Bailiwicks’, the “Italian Oasis”, “Chang Thai’, “Millers Café”, and “Tim-Bir Alley”. Throughout the evening there will be music on Main Street and Mill Street. The event is free, though the hope is that everyone considers supporting a local artist or having dinner out on this night. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/214913485327506/.

COWS AND COMMUNITIES, BATH
Friday September 13 7PM Bath Village School, 61 Lisbon Road, Bath NH. Steve Taylor presents a NH Humanities Council program. Free and open to the public. For more information: 603 747-3372 or email bathlibrary@together.net

CROSS ROADS INTERNATIONAL CELTIC FESTIVAL, BERLIN
Friday Sept. 13, 7PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Skye Theater brings Maine's 1st Regional Celtic Festival to NH. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, BETHLEHEM
Friday Sept. 13 through Tuesday Sept. 17 7:30 PM, Wednesday Sept. 18 5:30 PM (Buddy night - 2 for 1 ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. A romantic American story that follows three characters on various sides of the law—outlaw Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck), his wife Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), and a local sheriff named Patrick Wheeler (Ben Foster), who gets caught in their crosshairs. The film, which is the second feature from writer-director David Lowery, was developed at the Sundance Institute’s Writing and Producing Labs and also stars Nate Parker and Keith Carradine. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/

MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA, LINCOLN
Friday Sept. 13, Saturday Sept. 14, and Weds. Sept. 18 at 7:30 PM and Sunday Sept. 15 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 theater 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/

13TH ANNUAL LISBON FALL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Saturday September 14 10 AM - 3 PM on Main Street. Artisan crafts, food, music, people's art show, build a scarecrow and more. Sponsored by the Ammonoosuc Region Arts Council. Contact 603-838.2300 or visit http://lisbonartsgallery.com for more information.

POETRY READING AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Saturday September 14 6 PM, 158 Ridge Road. This is the final poetry reading of the 2013 Summer Poetry Reading Series at The Frost Place. The Hyla Brook Poets are associated with the Frost Farm in Derry, NH. (http://robertfrostfarm.org/) Every year the Frost Farm hosts a poetry reading series similar to The Frost Place, which has invited their poets, called the Hyla Brook poets to read at The Frost Place this fall. For more information: frost@frostplace.org. Also,

FESTIVAL OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS, HAVERHILL
Saturday September 14 4-8PM North Haverhill Fairgrounds on Route 10, 3 miles from Court Street Arts. Food, craft brews, wine, live music, sample culinary delights from local area restaurants, artisan cheese makers, small farms, craft breweries and wine produced in the state and beyond. The Festival is family-friendly. Attendees must provide a valid photo ID (student ID will not be accepted). Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Please no pets. Tickets $15 food only, $20 food and drink. For more information: 603 989 5500 or info@alumnihall.org

WALTZ TANGO LATIN AND MORE DANCING, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday Sept. 14th and following second Saturdays through June. South Congregational Church, Main Street. 6:30 PM beginner waltz lesson with Gina Sonne, 7:30 PM another waltz lesson that builds on the first lesson. 8-10 PM open dancing featuring various types of music, we play what you want to dance to. $7.50 per person per lesson includes the open dance. $5 for students. For more information: pjciotti@yahoo.com.

CONTRA DANCE, CABOT VT
Saturday Sept. 14, 7:30 PM The Willey Hall in downtown Cabot Vermont. Luke Donforth calling to the music of Hull's Union Suit String Band with David Carpenter on fiddle.

41ST ANNUAL LITTLETON ROTARY LOBSTER FESTIVAL, BRETTON WOODS
Sunday Sept. 15 4-7PM Bretton Woods Ski Resort. Choice of a full lobster dinner or a fine steak dinner - each with steamers and all of the fixings. Everyone will also have the opportunity to participate in a raffle of creative gift baskets donated by local businesses. Also this year, complimentary scenic chairlift rides will be available from 9 AM to 5 PM the day of the LobsterFest. All proceeds benefit local agencies providing service in our community to those in need. Tickets for $35 per person are available for purchase from members of the Littleton Rotary Club or by calling (603) 444-0700.

NORTHERN GRAFTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS ANNUAL JFK BBQ AND FUNDRAISER, FRANCONIA
Sunday September 15 5-7 PM Dow Park, Franconia. Hamburgers, veggie burgers hot dogs, soft drinks & water supplied by NGCDs, potluck salads, BYOB. Meet the candidates, movie following at Franconia Community Church: 1963's "PT 109" with Cliff Robertson (75th anniversary of the event & 50th anniversary of the movie), raffle & PT109 memorabilia, adults $10, under 13-$5, under 5 free, to make a reservation contact Betsey Phillips at bphill36@gmail.com.

EXTENDED HOURS AT THE FROST PLACE AND PROMOTIONS FOR LOCALS, FRANCONIA
September 15 through October 14 the museum will be open daily from 10:00 to 5:00 PM, except closed Tuesdays. If you visit The Frost Place and tell the museum docent “Robert Frost Rocks!” you will receive 50% off your museum admission fee. The Frost Place is on Ridge Road in Franconia. For more information visit www.frostplace.org.  

LEGENDARY SCOTTISH FIDDLER ALASDAIR FRASER & CELLIST NATALIE HAAS, COLEBROOK
Tuesday Sept. 17 7 PM Tillotson Center in downtown Colebrook. Hosted by Great North Woods committee for the Arts. Tickets $15. Fraser and Haas are in NH for the week for the annual Highland Games at Loon Mountain. Fraser is a world-famous Scottish fiddler with more than a 30-year career. Haas wasn't born when Fraser started winning fiddle competitions. In Haas, Fraser found a cellist who could help him return the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music. For more information visit www.gnwca.org.

READERS CAFE AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Third Saturday of the month at 9AM, Bethlehem Public Library, 2155 Main St. Bethlehem, (603) 869-2409. September 21st book is The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. All welcome. See all 2013 selections here: http://bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.php

ADAPTIVE SPORTS PARTNERS LOOKING FOR ADAPTIVE PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS
POWER WHEELCHAIR SOCCER: Sundays Sept. 22 through Nov. 10 3-5PM Profile School Gym, Bethlehem. North Country Storm, a power wheelchair soccer team is looking for participants and volunteers for an 8-week practice and competition season. New players, youth or adult, welcome. No previous experienced needed. FLOOR HOCKEY: Adaptive Sports Partners' co-ed unified floor hockey team is looking for players with and without disabilities. No experience needed. This Special Olympics team is practicing for the NH State Competition on Nov. 16 at St. Anselm's College in Manchester. Practices for age 18 and up is on Tuesdays, Sept. 24 through November 12 5-6:30PM at Haverhill Cooperative Middle School. Practices for middle and high school students is on Sundays Sept. 22 through Nov. 10 1-2:30PM at Profile School, Bethlehem. Contact Sandy Olney, executive directory of Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country, info@adaptivesportspartners.org or visit www.AdaptiveSportsPartners.org.

EASTON HOUSE CONCERT: SKIP GORMAN & CONNIE DOVER
Saturday Sept. 28 7 PM wine & cheese reception, music starts at 8 PM. Skip and Connie bring together their down-deep, heartfelt interpretations of the traditional music of the American West, Ireland and Scotland. $20 suggested donation. Reservations required. Email brendashannonadam@me.com to reserve a seat and get directions.

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG
The Bath Library Book Club will be discussing “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery on Thursday, October 10th at 6 PM at the Bath Public Library. Explore life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power as seen through the eyes of a 54-year old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year old girl. Books may be picked up at the Bath Library; hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am to noon and 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am to noon. Anyone with an interest in reading and conversing about books is welcome to attend. For information please contact the library at 603 747-3372 or email bathlibrary@together.net.