North Country
2:33 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

North Country Events

Kayakers prepare for a dawn patrol on the First Connecticut Lake. Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR.
Kayakers prepare for a dawn patrol on the First Connecticut Lake. Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR.

  

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: http://tinyurl.com/NorthCountryCalendar
The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

FARMERS MARKETS
Berlin Thursdays extended to October 3
Lancaster Saturdays 9 AM-noon through October 12
Bethlehem Saturdays 10 AM-2 PM through October 12
Littleton Sundays 10 A

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.

AN EVENING WITHOUT: GIVING VOICE TO THE SILENCED, ST. JOHNSBURY Thursday Sept. 26 7 PM Catamount Arts Cabaret, St. Johnsbury. Vermont American Civil Liberties Union presents Vermont writers reading from works that have been challenged, censored, or banned. The event is held during Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-28) in celebration of the First Amendment. Admission by donation. For more information visit www.acluvt.org. Featured readers include Don Bredes, Garret Keizer, Reeve Lindbergh, Howard Norman, Bess O’Brien, Jane Shore, and Baron Wormser.  Emcee is ACLU-VT Executive Director Allen Gilbert.

OPEN MIC TALENT NIGHT, BETHLEHEM
Thursday Sept. 26, 7:30 PM The Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem. Calling all musicians, tap dancers, singers, jugglers, bird callers, or saw players. Show off your hidden talents. Sign up the night of the show by 7PM. Three judges will be chosen at random from the audience. Cash prize & acclaim for the winner. All participants get free movie tickets. Free admission. Sponsored by Woodstock Inn Brewery.

ADVENTURE IMPROV COMEDY, LINCOLN
Thursday Sept. 26 at 7:30PM, Saturday Sept. 28 at 2PM, and Weds. Oct. 2 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.

VINYASA FLOW YOGA CLASS PRESENTED BY LITTLETON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Fridays 7-8 AM Littleton Opera House. Instructor Stacey Doll of Rooted by Stacey, connecting movement with breath, this all level yoga class will stretch, warm and open your body and mind leaving you feeling energized for the day.  In collaboration with the Littleton Chamber of Commerce, this class is $7 for all Chamber members and their employees and $10 for the general public. For more information visit http://rootedbystacey.com/ai1ec_event/energizing-vinyasa-flow/?instance_id=6118

CULTURAL SERIES AT THE COLONIAL: MAHJONG AND CHICKEN FEET, BETHLEHEM
Friday September 27 5PM Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Sponsored by Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation. Filmmaker Jacqueline Levitin, a professor in Film and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University, takes viewers with her on a journey to China as she seeks her family’s past. Out of reach of the tsar’s pogroms, her ancestors’ Russian-Jewish community thrived in Manchuria; however, her cultured, European-leaning 20th century Jewish ancestors were unaware of another Chinese-Jewish community that long preceded them - the 1000-year-old community of Kaifeng in the heart of ancient imperial China. This documentary takes viewers on an unforgettable adventure. 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.

SOUL SURFER MOVIE BENEFITS ADAPTIVE SPORTS PARTNERS OF THE NORTH COUNTRY, LITTLETON
Friday September 27 5 PM Chang Thai, 77 Main Street. No admission fee. Donations gladly accepted. At 9 PM a short film will be presented by Christopher Hubble highlighting the work and events organized by Adaptive Sports Partners. This is followed by the movie Soul Surfer, the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again. The film features AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt, with Carrie Underwood in her film debut, and Dennis Quaid. From 5-9 PM, meet and greet representatives of Adaptive Sports Partners, your hosts for the evening, and learn about the organization and how to get involved, reservations for dinner, which you pay for yourself, can be made by calling 444-8810. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/603384936370917/

A CAPPELLA WITH VOCAL ORDER AND MIXED EMOTIONS FROM PSU, BETHLEHEM
Friday Sept. 27 7 PM The Great Hall at The White Mountain School, West Farm Road, Bethlehem. Free a cappella concert, Vocal Order is a male group from PSU, Mixed Emotions is a female group, both groups will sing together. Free, open to the pubic, donations gratefully accepted and will be use for future cultural events at the White Mountain School. For more information: becky.beno@whitemountain.org.

RUMBAFRICA!, BERLIN
Friday September 27, 7PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Music and dance combining rhythms of traditional Congolese rumba (a variant of the Cuban rumba) with the modern non-stop soukous beat. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: BLACKFISH, BETHLEHEM
Friday Sept. 27, Sunday Sept. 29 through Tuesday Oct. 1 7:30 PM, Wednesday Oct. 2 5:30 PM (Buddy night - 2 for 1 ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. In our contemporary lore an orca whale is like a two-faced Janus—beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who—unlike any orca in the wild—has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what exactly went wrong? For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/

FIFTH ANNUAL MONROE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 27, 28 & 29. Friday: 7 PM animals from Squam Lake Science Center will be at the school gym, 8 PM dance at the town hall. Saturday: festival parade 11 AM, pie-eating contest 2:30 PM, talent show 3:30, fireworks at dusk, hay rides, scarecrow decorating contest. Sunday: 8 AM Scarecrow Shuffle 5K Run/Walk, Monroe fire department serving breakfast. Registration requested for several activities, go to www.monroetown.com for more information or to register.

MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA, LINCOLN
Friday Sept. 27, Saturday Sept. 28 and Weds. Oct. 2 7:30 PM, Sunday Sept. 29, 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/

CELEBRATE AUTUMN IN SUGAR HILL
Saturday and Sunday Sept. 28 & 29, Open Air Market rain or shine 10 - 3:30 PM, artisans of all types, NH-made products, jams, pickles, relishes, apples from Windy Ridge, cider doughnuts, free coffee from White Mt. Gourmet Coffee, lunch available, photography workshop with George Mitchell, artisan demonstrations, basket weaving, Abnaki beadwork. Sunday 1PM Vermont Fiddle Orchestra free concert. For more information visit www.HarmansCheese.com/market or call 823-8000.

44TH ANNUAL LITTLETON ART FESTIVAL
Saturday September 28 all day on Littleton's Main Street and Mill Street. Many regional artists, live music, familiy-friendly activities, Littleton Lions Annual Antique Car Parade, and a performance of the Orchid Ensemble at the Colonial Theatre. Presented in partnership by the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Arts Alliance of Northern NH. For more information call 603 444 6561 or visit www.littletonareachamber.com.

SUPPORT FRANCONIA HERITAGE MUSEUM BY LUNCHING AT SUGAR HILL AUTUMN FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday Sept. 28 & 29 11 - 3 PM Sugar Hill Meeting House. Known as really good cooks, as well as for preserving Franconia heritage, the Franconia Heritage Museum volunteers will be serving soups, chilis, macaroni & cheese, grilled Nathan's hot dogs, and desserts. Reasonable prices for homemade foods with all proceeds going to the Franconia Heritage Museum. To learn more about the Franconia Heritage Museum, visit on Fridays and Saturdays through the last weekend in October, and other times by request, heritagemuseum@myfairpoint.net or 603-823-5000.

23RD ANNUAL PIE FESTIVAL, LITTLETON
Saturday September 28 11-2 PM All Saints Episcopal Church, 35 School Street. Twenty-plus varieties of pies and cheesecakes baked by parishioners and sold for $4.50 per slice, drinks, cream, ice cream also available, restaurant style, fully handicapped accessible. Carry-out and a limited number of whole pies available. 10% or proceeds will be donated to a local organization. For more information: www.allsts.org or 603 444-3413.

ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW SPONSORED BY LITTLETON LIONS CLUB
Saturday and Sunday Sept. 28 & 29, parade of cars Saturday on Main Street, Littleton at 12:30 PM. Spectator welcome on the field behind Sears on Sunday all day with pancake breakfast in the morning. Car Raffle drawing October 19, which is a fund raiser to replace the roof of the Littleton Community Center. Tickets available at 120 Main Street, Littleton. $50 each ticket, only 400 will be sold, win choice of new Chevy Sonic, Dodge Dart or about $12,000 (75% of car value).  Send request in by mail for a raffle ticket or stop by and see the cars on the front lawn.

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.

BATTLEFIELD BAND PERFORM "FORWARD WITH SCOTLAND'S PAST", HAVERHILL
Saturday September 28 7:30PM Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street, Haverhill. Battlefield Band has been performing on the international scene for four decades, inspired by their rich heritage of Celtic music and fired by the strength of the modern Scottish cultural scene. The band, who pioneered the integration of bagpipes with fiddle, keyboards, guitar and voice, mix the old songs and tunes with new self-penned material, playing them on a unique fusion of ancient and modern instruments. Tickets $22. For more information: 603 989 5500 or info@alumnihall.org

ORCHID ENSEMBLE LIVE AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday Sept. 28 8PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethlehem. Part of the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Cultural Series. Established in 1997, the JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble is Lan Tung on the erhu/Chinese violin, Yu-Chen Wang on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard on percussion. The ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound. For more information: bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org or contact Cantor Marlena Fuerstman: 603-869-5465 or marlena1st@gmail.com or visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.

14TH ANNUAL LUMBERJACK COMPETITION, BERLIN
Sunday Sept. 29 6 AM breakfast, 10 AM events begin, 11:30 AM BBQ begins, Northern Heritage Park, 942 Main Street. Championship lumberjack events with cash prizes, spectator seating, fry pan toss for women, log throw for men, children's activities. For more information call 603 752 6060 or visit www.androscogginvalleychamber.com.

ANNUAL COTTAGE HOSPITAL MILES FOR SMILES WALKATHON & ROAD RACE, WOODSVILLE
TovSunday Sept. 29 8 AM registration 9 AM start at Bagonzoni Community Buidling, High Street. 5K walk free, 5K speed walk and 8K run $30, course maps available at registration. Proceeds benefit the Oral Health Initiative by Ammonoosuc Community Health Services. For more information: 747-9707.

HAVERHILL RECREATION COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS MUSIC JAM, WOODSVILLE
Sunday Sept. 29 1-5 PM Robert E. Clifford Memorial Building, 65 South Court Street. Come to listen or play, no drums or horns, suggested donation $3. For more information call 353-4741 or 787 6096. In case of inclement weather, call the memorial building at 747 2839, there will be a recorded message if the jam is cancelled.

EAT OUT AND SUPPORT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
October, any day, any time, 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