North Country
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Thu December 5, 2013

North Country Events

Chris Jensen for NHPR
Chris Jensen for NHPR

  CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY HOSTS WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL, LISBON
Thursday Dec. 5 6:15 PM 2572 Route 302. Come to the club, meet the board and community members that help this organization work. See the facility, learn what the club is doing for North Country children. The club owns this facility and is interested in hearing from the entire community about how best to use it. RSVP to Denise at 603 838 5954 or denise@bgcnorthcountry.org.  

INFORMATION SESSION ON NEW HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE, LITTLETON
Thursday Dec. 5 6:30-8 PM Littleton Senior Center on Riverglen Lane. Presented by Ammonoosuc Community Health Services and North Country Health Consortium. Hosted by Northern Grafton County Democrats.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL PRESENTED BY THE PLAYHOUSE PLAYERS, LINCOLN
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM from December 5 to December 22. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for seniors and students. Directed by Jean’s Playhouse new Producing Director, Scott H. Severance. Joining him is a full cast of local actors to reenact the classic tale of miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge, the ghost of his old partner Jacob Marley, and three spirits who teach him the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets may be purchased by calling 603-745-2141, visiting www.jeansplayhouse.com, or at the door.

THE GALLERY AT WREN OPENING RECEPTION, BETHLEHEM
Friday December 6 5-7 PM 2013 Main Street. Opening Reception for Small Works Show - Annual WREN Member Show, on exhibit December 6 - 31. The gallery is open daily from 10AM-5PM. For more information: 603 869 3100 or www.wrencommunity.org

CREATIVE EDGE DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS CLARA'S NUTCRACKER, LITTLETON
Friday Dec. 6 and Saturday Dec. 7 at 6 PM and Sunday Dec. 8 at 2 PM. Littleton Opera House. The story of one magical night, a children's ballet for the whole family. $8 for adults, $6 for children under 12 and adults over 65, Free for children under 4
 
STORYTELLER ODDS BODKIN IN THE ODYSSEY: THE BELLY OF THE BEAST, BETHLEHEM
Friday Dec. 6 7-8:15 PM The Great Hall at The White Mountain School, West Farm Road. Theatrical performance featuring master story teller Odds Bodkin who will take you into the mind of Odysseus, first trapped in the Trojan Horse, then to Ismaros, Isle of the Lotus Eaters, and finally into and out of the cave of the Cyclops. Free and open to the public, donations gratefully accepted will support future cultural activites. For more information contact Becky Beno at becky.beno@whitemountain.org or 603 444 2928 x40.

NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERTS
Friday December 6 at 7:30 pm, First Congregational Church, Littleton, NH
Saturday December 7 at 7:30 pm, Wells River (VT) Congregational Church
Sunday December 8 at 3:00 pm, Peacham (VT) Congregational Church
Alan Rowe, director. Program includes: Gloria by John Rutter, Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham, O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, and more, brass ensemble and organ. Tickets at door $10, students $5. For more information visit www.northcountrychorus.org.

CHRISTMAS IN BETHLEHEM INCLUDING FIREWORKS
Sat. Dec. 7 Activities all day. Methodist Church Bazaar 9 - 2, Santa at the Heritage Society 10-12, historic home tours 2-4, Santa's workshop & movie 2-4, great corn hole tournament 2-4, church supper 4-5:30, starting at 6 PM: bonfire, refreshments, tree lighting ceremony, gingerbread house contest winners, singers, handbells, Santa arrives, post office after-hours, fireworks display, Main street will be closed to cars from 6-8 PM. For more information visit www.christmasinbethlehemnh.com.

ARTISAN CRAFT SHOW, FRANCONIA
Saturday Dec. 7 10-3 PM Lafayette School. Farm grown teas, goat milk lotions and soaps, wool needle felting kits, finger puppets, Christmas ornaments, bird houses, crocheted bears & dolls, scarves, jewelry, jams, jellies, gluten-free baked goods, cards, hand-painted light switch covers, paintings, wood crafts. Fun table for kids to decorate ornaments.

ANNUAL NUTCRACKER BALLET, BERLIN
Saturday Dec. 7, 3PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Holiday classic featuring 45 dances of the Robinson Ballet Company. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.

LITTLETON COMMUNITY CENTER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday Dec. 7 2-4 PM 120 Main Street, refreshments and entertainment.

BOB BERKY IN A FOOL'S FEAST, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday Dec. 7 4:30 PM St. Johnsbury School. World-acclaimed clown Bob Berky has been known to speak through a kazoo and mime a hell-bent ride on a motorcycle. He may amble out on the stage wearing camouflage and goggles to spy on imaginary birds or get tangled up in pushed buttons, pulled switches, and misconnected wires in a loopy battle of man vs machine. Berky’s antics are infectious, impertinent – and lots of fun.  He has coached Michelle Pfeiffer and Gregory Hines—and performed at major theaters in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Buenos Aires, and Montreal—and at Lincoln Center, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Kennedy Center, and The Smithsonian. For tickets or more information: http://www.kingdomcounty.org/kcp_presents/foolsfeast.php

TOMIE DEPAOLA'S OPERETTA: THE NIGHT OF LAS POSADAS, LITTLETON
Sunday Dec. 8 2 PM All Saints' Episcopal Church, 34 School Street. This 45-minute adaptation is for all ages, all welcome free of charge. Las Posadas is a traditional Spanish festival that re-enacts Joseph's search for a room. For more information call 603 444 3414.

HELPING HANDS BENEFIT CRAFT FAIR AT LITTLETON REGIONAL HEALTHCARE
Monday Dec. 9 3-7 PM Local crafters, silent auction, proceeds benefit LRH employees who are experiencing financial or personal crisis. For more information contact Anne Conner, Gale Medical Library at 603 444 9564.

EAT OUT AND SUPPORT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
Wednesday December 11, 5 PM-10 PM, Alburrito's, Union Street, Littleton. The restaurant donates 15% of your guest bill to the Boys and Girls Club of the North Country. For more information call 603 838 5954 or go to www.bgcnorthcountry.org

NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY CHORUS, BERLIN
Weds. Dec. 11, 7 PM, St. Kieran Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. Berlin. Christmas concert by 60-member chorus & special guests. For more information: 752-1028 or www.stkieranarts.org.

POETRY READING, ST. JOHNSBURY
Weds. Dec. 11 7 PM St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. Poet Elena Georgiou of Grafton reads from her two poetry collections and a new short story collection, The Immigrant's Refrigerator. Free, handicapped accessible, doors open at 6:30. For more information visit www.stjathenaeum.org.

READERS CAFE AT BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday Dec. 14th at 9AM, Bethlehem Public Library, 2155 Main St. Bethlehem, (603) 869-2409. December's book is Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. All welcome. See all 2013 selections here: http://bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.php