North Country
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Thu October 24, 2013

North Country Events

Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR
Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

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

SPAGHETTI DINNER BENEFITS RESPITALITY, BETHLEHEM
Thursday Oct. 24 5-7 PM New Life Assembly of God Church, 475 Whitefield Road, Route 116. The Respitality program provides respite for caregivers who have loved ones who are experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or other related dementia. Now in operation for one year, Respitality is celebrating its first anniversary with a spaghetti dinner and open house. All proceeds benefit the Respitality program, tickets are $8 and can be purchased ahead by calling Patricia at 991-0155 or purchase at the door.

FRIENDS OF THE WHITEFIELD LIBRARY FUNDRAISER, WHITEFIELD
Thursday October 24 4-7 PM at the library. Friends of the Whitefield Library (FOWL) and Silpada Designs Sterling Silver Jewelry are teaming up to raise money to support the library. All profits from the sale of the Silpada jewelry will be donated to FOWL. An on-line catalog is available at http://sild.es/gZS. In addition to the Silpada jewelry sale, we will be selling special FOWL T-Shirts, bookmarks and key chains. For more information, call the library at 837-2030.

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST, FRANCONIA
Friday Oct. 25 4-6 PM Dow Field. Presented by Lafayette Recreation Program. All pumpkins go to Littleton for their 3rd Annual Gathering of the Jack O Lanterns on Saturday Oct. 26. For more information contact Christopher Chardon, Intern, at recreation@franconianh.org.

MOVIE NIGHT AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Friday Oct. 25 7 PM Main Street. An old-fashioned ghost story. Free and open to the public. North Country residents and visitors welcome. Bring your own blankets and snacks. Call 869-2409 for more information or visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: WADJDA, BETHLEHEM
Friday Oct. 25 and Sunday through Tuesday Oct. 27 - 29 7:30 PM, Wednesday Oct. 30 5:30 PM (Buddy night - 2 for 1 ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. Even more impressive, WADJDA is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, writer/director Haifaa Al Mansour has broken many barriers with her new film. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY BENEFITS WREN, BERLIN
Friday Oct. 25 8 PM - midnight White Mountain Chalet. Music by DJ Houligan, costume contest with prizes, $10 if you wear a costume, $20 in plain clothes, must be 21 to get in. For more information, contact Laura Jamison at lauralocalworks@gmail.com.

FRIENDS OF BATH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR
Saturday Oct. 26 9 AM - 2 PM Bath Village School. Over 20 vendors, food sale, raffle, hourly door prizes. Friends of Bath is a non-profit group that supports the community of Bath, NH. Each year, the Craft Fair is used to raise funds that are distributed throughout the following year to local residents in need. For more information contact Ann Joy at 747-2222.

HARVEST FESTIVAL, LITTLETON
Saturday Oct. 26 10 AM to dark. 10 AM - noon Littleton Police Dept. Halloween Festival at Lakeway Elementary School. Noon-2 PM Boys & Girls Club of the North Country Old Home Day Festivities at Remich Park. 2-4 PM Trick or Treating on Main Street, spooky stories on the library lawn, chili contest at the Littleton Food Co-op. At dusk, Haunted Riverwalk Gathering of the Jack O'Lanterns on the River, ghoulish music at the gazebo, headless horseman carriage rides, eerie astronomy at Riverglen parking lot. At dark, Bonfire at Tannery Marketplace with the River District Commission. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/295846497184576/

THE GREAT CHILI COOK OFF, LITTLETON
Saturday Oct. 26 2-4 PM Littleton Food Co-op, 43 Bethlehem Road. Free samples of freshly made chili, popcorn and beer from Woodstock Station. Register at Littleton Food Co-op to compete. For more information call the Co-op at 444-1430.

ROAST PORK SUPPER, LITTLETON
Sat. Oct. 26 5-7 PM First United Methodist Church, 18 Main Street. Mashed potatoes, squash, beets, applesauce, rolls, homemade pies. Call for tickets at the church office at 444-5567 or call Nancy Collins at 444-2318, or purchase tickets at the door.

GATHERING OF THE JACK O LANTERNS, LITTLETON
Saturday October 26 6 PM Riverwalk from Cottage Street to the covered bridge and across the bridge. Hundreds of carved and lit pumpkins on display along the river and the bridge. Volunteers are needed to deliver carved pumpkins, set pumpkins out along the river, and clean up on Sunday Oct. 27. If you can help with the pumpkins send at email to info@littletonbike.com. All zombies are invited to gather at Aylakai, 36 Main Street, at 5:30 PM to be entered into costume judging by Aylakai. At 6:15 zombies will drag their decaying bodies across the Cottage Street bridge and find places along the riverwalk to haunt the townsfolk enjoying the Jack-O-Lanterns on the river.

LIGHTED PUMPKIN STROLL & 8TH ANNUAL BOOFEST AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday Oct. 26 Everyday Artifacts and members of the Bethlehem community invite you to participate in the decoration of Main Street with illuminated Jack O Lanterns. Drop off a carved pumpkin along Main Street between 4-6 PM and it will be lit for you. Then head to the Colonial for the 8th Annual BOOFEST at 6 PM featuring the Yo-You people: Yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos looping while hula hooping and unicycling are just some of their finely tuned feats. High skill and deft timing to swingin’ music coupled with high energy and sarcastic humor make the Yo-Yo People a favorite for every age. As seen on David Letterman, they hold 3 Guinness World Records, a 2008 Yo-Yo World Champion title, and have performed in over 25 countries. You can also count on the Blood Curdling Scream Contest, Parade of Princesses and Ghouls, prizes and fun for all. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets: Adults $5, Little Monsters 12 & under FREE. For more information visit www.bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org. Immediately following BooFest, there will be a flash mob of zombies doing their best Michael Jackson moves complete with smoke machine right across from the Colonial.

ALASH - MASTERS OF MONGOLIAN TUVAN THROAT SINGING, HAVERHILL
Saturday October 26 7:30 PM Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street, Haverhill. ALASH has a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan throat singers is the subtle infusion of modern influences into their traditional music. One can find complex harmonies, western instruments, and contemporary song forms in Alash’s music, but its overall sound and spirit is decidedly Tuvan. Tickets $20. For more information: 603 989 5500 or info@alumnihall.org

HALLOWEEN PARTY TO BENEFIT THE CHILDREN'S HOUSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LITTLETON
Saturday Oct. 26 8 PM to midnight, Littleton Opera House. Costume dance with live music by Tritium Well, refreshments, silent auction items from local businesses, $10 donation at the door (age 21+).

ANNUAL HOWL-O-WEEN COSTUME CONTEST BENEFITS DOG MOUNTAIN, LITTLETON
Sunday Oct. 27 2-4 PM Littleton Pet Center, 1985 St. Johnsbury Road. All proceeds benefit Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury. Come with your pooch, doggy bags, snacks, pictures with our scarecrow, scavenger hunt, canine games, costume contest. Suggested donation $5 per person in advance or $7.50 at the door.

CONTRA DANCE, PEACHAM VT
Sunday Oct. 27 6-9 PM Peacham Town Gym, Chip Hedler calling to live music by the NIPS. No experience needed. Refreshment and financial donations welcome. For more information contact frank.miller@charter.net.

CASA OF NH HOSTS AWARENESS/OPEN HOUSE EVENTS, BERLIN & COLEBROOK
Tuesday Oct. 29 2:30-4 PM at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital, 22 Page Hill Road, Berlin, and Weds. Oct. 30 10:30-noon at the CASA office, 104 Main Street, Colebrook, second floor of Citizens Bank. CASA of NH invites you to learn more about CASA and what we are doing in the North Country for children who have been abused or neglected.  We will host a reception in both Berlin and Colebrook. This is NOT a fundraising event, but a way to spread awareness and have a discussion about CASA and child abuse/neglect in the North Country. Light refreshments served. RSVP to Jen Buteau at jbuteau@casanh.org or 237-8411.

NORTH COUNTRY FRUIT & VEGETABLE SEMINAR & TRADE SHOW, WHITEFIELD
Weds. Oct. 30 9 AM - 3:30 PM Mountain View Grand. Entomologist Alan Eaton will focus on updates on North Country squash and sweet corn insect monitoring, and Spotted Wing Drosophila, get your insect questions answered. Sustainable Horticulture Specialist Becky Sideman will share her results from a trial on overwintering onions, and a disease resistant variety trail on tomatoes. Iago Hale, Assistant Professor of specialty crop improvement will be discussing his findings from hardy kiwi research. Farmer to farmer exchange about on-farm seed production, pesticide recertification credits will be available for licensed applicators and there will be time to visit trade show booths highlighting companies that provide the services, supplies and equipment needed for fruit and vegetable production. Preregistration discount if you sign up by October 22. For more information visit http://extension.unh.edu/Grafton-County or call the UNH Cooperative Extension office in Grafton County at 603-787-6944.
 
PROJECT HOMEBOUND NEEDS VOLUNTEERS, GREATER LANCASTER AREA
Project Homebound is looking for volunteers to help with delivery of a Thanksgiving meal to homebound and financially struggling community members. You can help on Tuesday Nov. 26 at 6 PM at the Lancaster Town Hall where boxes will be packed for delivery the next day. On Weds. Nov. 27, drivers are needed to deliver meals in the towns of Lancaster, Whitefield, Jefferson, Groveton, Twin Mountain, Stratford, Gilman, Guildhall, Lunenberg, and Dalton. You can also help by making a contribution as Project Homebound is supported entirely by donations. Visit any Passumpsic Savings Bank to donate. If you would like to receive a meal, or volunteer, call Jean Oleson at 788-2306.