North Country
10:24 am
Thu October 3, 2013

North Country Events

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
Berlin Thursdays extended to October 3
 

Lancaster Saturdays 9 AM-noon through October 12
 

Bethlehem Saturdays 10 AM-2 PM through October 12

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.

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

RECEPTION FOR COMMUNITY LEADERS, WHITEFIELD
Thursday Oct. 3 4:30 PM Spalding Inn. From state senator Jeff Woodburn: Working together is what the North Country does best and in that spirit the key state elected officials (legislators, county commissioners and our executive councilor) from the three northern counties will gather for a half-day of strategic planning. At the conclusion, there will be a reception for community leaders. This will be an excellent opportunity to visit with many of our leaders at one place and at one time. Councilor Ray Burton and Jeff Woodburn invite you to join them and spread the word. The event is sponsored and coordinated by NH Charitable Foundation and NH Listens. The goal of the retreat is to coordinate short-term and long-term policy goals and strategy for our region. While our numbers can’t compete with central and southern New Hampshire, we can increase our effectiveness by strong coordination. For more information: www.jeffwoodburn.com

GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, BETHLEHEM
Thursday October 3 at 3 PM WREN 2013 Main Street. Deb Fournier, Policy Analyst for the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute will give a presentation on the Affordable Health Care Act, what you need to worry about, when you need to worry about it, how it impacts you, your family, your employees. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/218666378295957/

MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA, LINCOLN
Thursday Oct. 3 7:30 PM, Saturday Oct. 5, Sunday Oct. 6 and Weds. Oct. 9 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/

MOTHER NATURE'S CHILD: GROWING OUTDOORS IN THE MEDIA AGE, BETHLEHEM
Thursday Oct. 3 7:30 PM Free screening of a film that explores the powerful role of nature experiences in the health and development of toddlers, children, and adolescents. Presented through a partnership of the AMC, Arts Alliance of Northern NH, NH Children in Nature Coalition, UNH Cooperative Extension. This film marks a time when a living generation can recall their childhoos spent in free play outdoor, which will not be the case for most children growing up today.

FIRST FRIDAYS IN BETHLEHEM
Friday Oct. 4, 5-7 PM The Gallery at WREN will hold a wine and cheese reception to celebrate the opening of Visions Of Place: North Country Landscapes by Bill Fein, Kathy Perry and Miranda Gatewood. White Mountain Digital Media presents Caricatures by Kaio Scott. Have you ever wondered what you would look like as a cartoon? A princess, a knight, or a zombie? Sixteen-year-old Kaio Scott will draw you however you like, in about 5 minutes. $3 per person. 6-8 PM MISCELLANEOUS DEBRIS by Jason Tors, Opening Reception at White Mountain Digital Media, beer/wine, music from DJ BTT. Christian Anthony Ganem at the Maia Papaya: coffee roaster and owner of Good Vibes Coffee Roasters out of North Conway uses the jute coffee bags as the canvas for his work, opening reception. 6-9 PM restaurant 55 North presents Live Music with PABLO FLORES. 7:30-9:00 PM The Colonial Theatre presents the 16th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/579240828779195/

MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday October 4 and Saturday October 5 7:30PM  Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethlehem. An extraordinary global event will take place the week of September 27 to October 6, 2013 when over 100,000 people in over 300 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Galleries, Universities, Museums and Cafes for one purpose… to view and vote on our Finalists’ Films in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival uniting audiences across all seven continents of the globe for one week for the most compelling short films submitted each year. MANHATTAN SHORT is the world’s first Global Film Festival, taking place in over 250 cities across 6 continents during one week in cinemas from Asia to Australia, Europe, South America and North America, including venues in all 50 States of the United States.The same films will be shown both nights. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/special-events/.

ROBERT FROST: THIS VERSE BUSINESS, ST. JOHNSBURY
Friday October 4 7 PM St Johnsbury Academy, Fuller Hall. This is a fund-raiser for The Frost Place in Franconia. A one-man play by A.M. Dolan, featuring Emmy Award-Winning actor Gordon Clapp, as seen on NYPD Blue and the film Flags of Our Fathers. Clapp becomes Robert Frost on stage and embodies him in the later years of his life. Limited tickets are available for an after-show reception to meet the playwright and the actor, Gordon Clapp. Tickets are available through Kingdom County Productions: http://www.kingdomcounty.org/kcp_presents/robertfrost.php or call 802-748-2600 or 888-757-5559.
 
ADVENTURE IMPROV COMEDY, LINCOLN
Friday, Saturday, and Weds. Oct. 4, 5, and 9 at 7:30 PM. 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.

FIRST ANNUAL GROTON FALL FOLIAGE 5K RUN
Saturday Oct. 5 Registration 7:30 - 8:30 AM, 5K Adult Race 9:30 AM start, Groton Community Building, $10, scenic and flat course, raffle, prizes for winners, all proceeds benefit Groton Community Building Fund.

LITTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Saturday Oct. 5 9 AM - 4 PM All Saints Episcopal Church Parish Center on School Street. This year's sale will include approximately 7000 used books, videos, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks. Most itmes are priced at one dollar or less, some specially priced rare and collectable items, bag sale Saturday afternoon starting at 1:30 PM. Sale is closed from 1:15 - 1:30 PM. For more information call 444-5741.

WALK TO BENEFIT PATHWAY'S PREGNANCY CARE CENTER, LITTLETON BERLIN COLEBROOK
Saturday Oct. 5 at 9 AM in Littleton (Remich Park), Berln (Community Bible Church), & Colebrook (Congregational Church). Walk and/or donate to help support and raise awareness of Pathway's mission, which is to "support, educate, and equip men, women, and teens to make life affirming choices related to pregnancy, relationships, and God." Pathways offers classes in child development, nurturing your child, sleep issues, safety issues, making ends meet, nutrition, effective discipline, and parenting. They also offer Recovery Studies dealing with post abortion, sexual abuse, and grief. For more information visit www.Pathwayscarecenter.org.

PRINTMAKER AND PHOTOGRAPHER TALK AT LEAGUE OF NH CRAFTSMEN, LITTLETON
Sat. Oct. 5 11 AM - 3 PM 81 Main Street. Victoria and Lawrence Elbroch from Kittery, Maine, a printmaker and photographer, respectively, will talk about their work and their creative partnership. Free and open to the public. For more information call 444-1099.

34TH ANNUAL HARVEST SUPPER, LITTLETON
Saturday Oct. 5 seatings at 5 PM and 6:30 PM First Congregational Church of Littleton, 189 Main Street. Menu includes cider and cheese appetizer, baked ham with raisin sauce, mashed potatoes, squash, peas, rolls, beverages, homemade pies. Take out available, delivery in Littleton available by calling 444-3376. Tickets $12 adults, $5 kids 5-12. Silent auction too. Proceeds benefit the mission and outreach budget of the church.

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS HARVEST NOTES CONCERT, SUGAR HILL
Saturday October 5 7:30 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117. String quartet and piano, Brahms, Haydn, & Dvorak. For tickets and information call 603 444 0309 or visit northcountrychamberplayers.org.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: FRUITVALE STATION, BETHLEHEM
Sunday Oct. 6 through Tuesday Oct. 8 7:30 PM, Wednesday Oct. 9 5:30 PM (Buddy night - 2 for 1 ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. The true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions to be better to his loved ones. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar’s life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area—and the entire nation—to its very core. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/

3RD ANNUAL PINK NIGHT AND COMMUNITY WALK FOR HOPE, LITTLETON
Tuesday October 8 5:30 PM Fresh Salon & Day Spa, 111 Saranac Street (Tannery Marketplace), Littleton. Money raised benefits Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Breast Cancer Fund at Littleton Regional Hospital and one third of all funds raised will support a local friend currently battling breast cancer. Community Walk for Hope starts at 5:30pm, walk to Cottage St. bridge, release pink carnations, walk back. Our Pink Night is a night that we come together as a community to raise money to help fight breast cancer, pink hair extensions, raffle baskets, hope T-shirts, pink gloves karate and kickboxing for kids at USA Karate, pink "Jill" bracelets to support Jill Bronson Fenoof, pink snacks. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/522262387861183/

STILE ANTICO: YOUNG BRITISH SINGING ENSEMBLE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Tuesday October 8 at 7 PM North Congregational Church. Original, exciting, award-winning, Grammy-nominated, performs regularly through Europe and North America, presented by Kingdom Country Productions. Tickets $15 - $39. For more information: http://www.kingdomcounty.org/kcp_presents/stileantico.php

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG
Thursday Oct. 10 7 PM The Bath Library Book Club will be discussing “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery. 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.

SARAH MCQUAID GUITAR WORKSHOPS AND HOUSE CONCERT, EASTON
Sunday, Oct. 20, 3:00 & 5:00 Guitar Workshops, 6:30 Potluck Supper 7:30PM Concert. Sarah McQuaid's musical output reflects her eclectic background, she spans many musical genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. Her workshops will be An Introduction to DADGAD Alternate Tuning at 3 and DADGAD Song Accompaniment at 5.  Contact Brenda Shannon Adam to reserve a workshop spot or a concert seat 603-823-7061 or brendashannonadam@me.com. Workshop $25, concert $20, all proceeds go to the musicians. Also, please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.