North Country
8:35 am
Thu December 12, 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 calendar shows you events in the coming months.

ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST, LITTLETON
Drop off your home-made and decorated gingerbread house by Saturday Dec. 14 at noon for judging by customer voting at Littleton Food Co-op. See rules at http://littletoncoop.org/images/newsImages/files/2013_Gingerbreadhouserules.pdf. Print and then complete the registration form at http://littletoncoop.org/images/newsImages/files/2013_Gingerbreadhouseentryform.pdf.

ACHS PRESENTS COMMUNITY HEALTH MATTERS, LITTLETON
Thursday December 12 6PM, 2nd floor conference room, Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, 25 Mt. Eustis Road, Littleton. Affordable Care Act and its impact on patients and the community presented by Shawn Tester ACHS COO/CIO. This is part of an educational mini-series. For more information visit www.ammonoosuc.org or call 444-2464.

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.

HOLIDAY CONCERT BY CHOIR OF CLARE COLLEGE OF CAMBRIDGE UK, ST. JOHNSBURY
Thursday Dec. 12 7 PM North Congregational Church. Since its founding in 1866, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (UK) has built an enduring international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. Critics have hailed this remarkable chorus for its ‘breath-taking panache,’  and ‘sweeping energy and rich detail.’  This promises to be a most memorable evening –and an inspiring holiday concert. For tickets or more information: http://www.kingdomcounty.org/kcp_presents/clarecollege.php

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS IN LITTLETON
Friday Dec. 13 6 PM, meet at Thayer's Inn to join caroling groups. Dress in Victorian style if you can. Snacks. Prizes. For more information call 603 444 6435.

PINE HILL SINGERS HOLIDAY CONCERT, HAVERHILL
Friday Dec. 13 7 PM Alumni Hall. Concert features traditional holiday melodies, spirituals, popular tunes and classics.

NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY CHORUS, BERLIN
Friday Dec. 13, 7PM, and Sunday Dec. 15, 2PM, 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.

LITTLETON IDOL
Friday Dec. 13 7:30 PM Littleton Opera House. The 4th annual Littleton Idol competition, based on the TV show of the similar name, spotlights north country vocalists competing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes. This event benefits the Miss Littleton Area Scholarship Program, which is part of the Miss New Hampshire family and governed by the Miss America Organization. The annual fuel raffle drawing will be held at the conclusion of the show and will offer $1000 worth of heating fuel to the winner. Tickets for the show are $10 adults, $5 12 and under. Doors open at 7 PM.

HAVERHILL RECREATION COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS MUSIC JAM, WOODSVILLE
Saturday Dec. 14 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.

CONTRA DANCE, CABOT VT
7:30 PM The Willey Hall in downtown Cabot Vermont. Calling to the music of Hull's Union Suit String Band with David Carpenter on fiddle.

ART MCGRATH READING FROM HIS NOVEL "THE EMPEROR'S AMERICAN", LITTLETON
Sunday Dec. 15 3 PM The Village Bookstore, Main Street. Littleton Courier editor Art McGrath reads from his first published novel, which is about an American in Napoleon's army. For more information contact the book store at 603 444 5263.

WINTER CONCERT AT PROFILE HIGH SCHOOL, BETHLEHEM
Weds. Dec. 18 at 7 PM 691 Profile Road.

BATH LIBRARY JANUARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION
For discussion on January 9, 6 PM at the Bath Public Library. “Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Barcelona, 1945 – just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can go no longer remember his mother’s face. To console his only child, Daniel’s widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona’s guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care for them again. Daniel’s father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. 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.

NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS PRESENTS 33RD ANNUAL MADRIGAL DINNER, MONROE
Advance sale only for Friday January 17 and Saturday January 18 at 6:30 PM and Sunday January 19 at 4:30 PM Monroe Town Hall. The Queen's Play: join Queen Elizabeth I, her courtiers, and a young playwright named Shakespeare for an evening of music, mirth, magic, and feast. Tickets by advance sale only through Catamount Arts. Order online, by phone or in person. Special for January 17 available through Dec. 31: purchase 8 tickets and get 2 more free. For ordering information visit www.northcountrychorus.org. Questions? Call Claire Mead at 603 989 5523.