North Country Events
Tova Cohen of Franconia compiled these events.
The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.
FIRST ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL, LITTLETON
Saturday Oct. 27, activities 10 AM-8 PM, 10 AM-noon Halloween Festival at Lakeway Elementary School, noon-4 PM trick or treating along Main Street, noon-2 PM Old Home Day events at Remich Park including bean bag toss, 3-legged races, rope tug, apple bobbing, jump rope race, hula toss, sack race, pie eating contest, 2-4 PM chili contest at the Opera House, 6-8 PM movie night at the Opera House (The Nightmare Before Christmas).
Sunday Oct. 28 6-8 PM, riverwalk and covered bridge, gazebo music, horse-drawn hayrides, haunted riverwalk, lighting of the Jack O'Lanterns in the Ammonoosuc River.
For more information call 444-6561.
NARCOTICS OVERDOSE PREVENTION & EDUCATION CANDLELIGHT VIGIL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday Oct. 25, 7 p.m. at the Bethlehem Gazebo, Sixth Annual NOPE Task Force Candlelight Vigil, sponsored by Friends of Grafton Country Drug Court. The vigil is held in memory of those who have lost their lives due to drug and alcohol related incidents, and those suffering from the disease of addiction. Contact Doris Pinard for details and if you plan to attend the reception, 603 393-4343. Additional information is available here. www.nopetaskforce.org
LEARN HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE: ADAPTIVE SPORTS PARTNERS OPEN HOUSE GATHERINGS
Thursday Oct. 25, 6:30 pm, Franconia Town Hall, and Saturday Oct. 27, 1 PM, Profile High School, Bethlehem. These are open house gatherings where you can learn more about how you can make a difference in our community and support the mission of Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country...enriching the quality of life of people with disabilities.
MYSTERY WRITERS DISCUSSION, NORTH HAVERHILL
Thursday Oct. 25, 7 PM, Haverhill Corner Library. Book Club for Writers discussion of two classic mystery short stories: "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs and "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roals Dahl, copies of the stories are available from the library.
Book Club for Writers is a fiction discussion program that meets four times a year. Discussions are open to all and focus particularly on questions of craft and technique that will interest writers and aspiring writers. Created by the NH Writers' Project, Book Club for Writers is sponsored locally by a fiction-writing group that meets weekly at the Haverhill Corner Library. For more information call the library at 989-5578. Free and open to the public.
FREE ARTIST DOCUMENTARY AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 PM. Renowned artist Lynn Hershman-Leeson spent 40 years gathering interviews and news footage for this stunning documentary profiling the feminist art movement, which seeks to empower female artists and improve their access to male-dominated art spaces. Free. Donations gratefully accepted.
FREE FAMILY GAME NIGHT, LITTLETON
Friday Oct. 26, 7-9 PM, Heald Room, Littleton Community Center, 1220 Main Street, Littleton. Bring your favorite games and bring a friend.
SWEETBACK SISTERS IN CONCERT, EASTON
Friday Oct. 26, 7 PM, limited seating so reservations are required, contact Brenda Shannon Adam at 823-7061 or email@example.com. Potluck at 6 PM, music starts at 7 PM, suggested donation $20, all money goes to musicians, the Sweetback Sisters were featured on NPR's Mountain Stage.
WICKED WOODS WEEKEND, BRETTON WOODS
Friday Oct. 26 through Sunday Oct. 28. Wagon rides, storytelling, s'mores, family movie, monster house, scavenger hunt, carnival games, bouncy house, face painting, music, food, costume party, treats, mummy wrap family game, craft project. For more information go here.
CHILDRENS' DROP-IN CRAFTS AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday Oct. 27, 9 AM - noon, make your own Gold Bugs.
EASTON'S NATURAL RESOURCES, PRESENTATION ABOUT WHAT'S THERE AND WHY WE CARE
Saturday Oct. 27, 9 AM, Easton Town Hall. Dave Falkenham, UNH Cooperative Extension, will discuss Easton's natural history story in a way that will be of interest to folks from Easton as well as areas beyond Easton. Dave just completed a Natural Resources Inventory that catalogs critical habitats through field observations on larger land parcels in Easton. The result is a document that raises public awareness to a level that allows people to understand, protect, and use the town's natural resources. Presented by the Easton Conservation Commission as part of the Pastry & Preservation series. For more information go here.
35TH ANNUAL FALL MODEL RAILROAD SHOW, BETHLEHEM
Saturday Oct. 27, 10 AM-3 PM, Profile School, Profile Road, Bethlehem. $3 adults, free under 16. The Ammonoosuc Valley Railway Association (AVRA) presents this train show featuring a number of operating modular railroad layouts including the AVRA 16' x 20' HO modular railroad, the "virtual engineer" which allows attendees to experience the thrill of riding in the locomotive's cab through the magic of a camera mounted inside the lead engine of one of the operating model trains.
ROCTOBERFEST MASQUERADE BALL TO BENEFIT NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY RADIO PROJECT, BETHLEHEM
Saturday October 27, doors open at 5 PM, show starts at 6 PM, $25, Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, Roots of Creation, The Van Burens, Nate Alberts Band. This is a fundraising benefit, all proceeds go to the North Country Community Radio Project. For more information about the concert go here.
ANNUAL ROAST PORK SUPPER, LITTLETON
Saturday Oct. 27, 5 PM, First United Methodist Church, 18 Main Street, Littleton, roast pork, mashed potatoes, squash, Harvard beets, applesauce, rolls, and homemade pies. $10 adults, $4.50 under 10, free under age 3, call for tickets at church office at 444-5567 or Nancy Collins 444 2318 or purchase tickets at the door.
THE LINE: FILM & DISCUSSION ABOUT POVERTY IN AMERICA, FRANCONIA
Saturday Oct. 27, 6:30 PM, Franconia Community Church of Christ, 44 Church Street (Route 116), poverty in America affects more than 15% of the population - up to 46 million people, yet poverty gets very little in the way of serious attention in election ads, debates and media coverage, The Line presents a composite portrait of poverty in our country by sharing stories of people who have been caught in it, it offers an opportunity to pay attention to, and reflect on the meaning of, the lives of some of "the least" among us in our present economic and political circumstances.
CIRCUMBURKE CHALLENGE, MOUNTAIN BIKE AND TRAIL RUN, BURKE MOUNTAIN
Sunday Oct. 28, 10 AM, Sherburne Lodge, Burke Mountain Resort, in Memory of Dave Blumenthal. New course is 24 miles. Bikes start at 10 and runners soon after. Annual endurance event beginning and ending on Kingdom Trails in East Burke, VT. Proceeds from entry fees are invested in trail improvements. For more information or to register go here.
WILLEM LANGE AT VILLAGE BOOK STORE, LITTLETON
Sunday Oct. 28, 1 PM, Willem Lange will read and sign his new book, "The White-Footed Mouse", along with illustrator Bert Dodson, 81 Main Street, Littleton.
ACOUTIC MUSIC JAM, WOODSVILLE
Sunday Oct. 28, 1-5 PM, REC Building (Armory), Woodsville, NH. Country and bluegrass, come to play and sing, or just to listen. Light refreshments served. For more information contact Pete or Rita at 603 787 6155.
THE SHAW BROTHERS IN CONCERT, LANCASTER
Sunday Oct. 28, 7 PM, $15, Rialto Theater, Main Street, Lancaster, NH. Presented by Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. For tickets call 603 631 1138. Rick and Ron Shaw, professionally known as The Shaw Brothers, have been performing together for more than 50 years. During that time, they were also members of such successful musical acts as The Brandywine Singers, The Hillside Singers (who recorded the smash hit "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" - also known as the "Coca-Cola song"), and The Pozo Seco Singers.
NORTH COUNTRY FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SEMINAR AND TRADESHOW, WHITEFIELD
Tuesday Oct. 30, Mountain View Grand Hotel, presented by UNH Cooperative Extension, presentations by experts from NH and Maine on topics of interest to fruit and vegetable growers.
For more information go here. Or, call the UNH Cooperative Extension office in Grafton County at 603-787-6944.
THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday Oct. 30, 5:30 PM, in the Gallery at WREN, Main Street, Bethlehem. A presentation and discussion with Marianne Jones, Executive Director of the Women's Fund of NH, a statewide foundation that focuses all of its resources on women and girls in the Granite State.
7TH ANNUAL BOOFEST WITH MARKO THE MAGICIAN, BETHLEHEM
Weds. October 31, 6 PM, Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem. $5 adults, children under 12 free, tickets available at the door.
CLIMBING COMPETITION, BETHLEHEM
Saturday Nov. 3, hosted by The White Mountain School, register by Oct. 28th at www.whitemountain.org/climbingcomps, this is an American Bouldering Series (ABS) competition, entrance fee $40, all routes are set by USA Climbing-sanctioned route setters.
GARNET ROGERS IN CONCERT, EASTON
Sunday Nov. 11, 7:30 PM, seating is limited so reservations are required, contact Brenda Shannon Adam at 823-7061 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Potluck at 6 PM, music starts at 7 PM, suggested donation $20, all money goes to musician. Please bring a non-perishable item for the food pantry.
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