North Country
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Thu January 16, 2014

North Country Events

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

PUBLIC HEARING ON PERMIT FOR BETHLEHEM LANDFILL

Thursday January 16 6 PM Profile School, Bethlehem. The landfill is up for a title five permit. The public is invited to come to the hearing with any questions including the environmental impact of a landfill on a major aquifer. For more details visit http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/calendar/2013/documents/ncespublicnoticehearing.pdf.

NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS PRESENTS 33RD ANNUAL MADRIGAL DINNER, MONROE

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.

GATHERING TO STOP TAR SANDS OIL IN THE NORTH COUNTRY, JEFFERSON

Saturday January 18 5 PM Upstairs at 37 Hyfield Lane, Jefferson. Meet UNH student activist Kathryn Thomson and organizer Brett Chamberlin, who will travel the full Portland-Montreal pipeline January 14-21, meeting and exploring the communities and ecosystems endangered by the risk of a tar sand spill. Sponsored by the NWF Campus Ecology Fellowship on Stopping the Expansion of Dirty Energy, they plan to document their journey to give voice to those at risk and raise awareness of the tar sands oil issue. Refreshments will be served. RSVPs are appreciated. For more information, please email Corry Hughes corryhughes@gmail.com or call  603-586-1111.

WEATHERVANE THEATRE WINTER REUNION & CABARET, WHITEFIELD

Saturday January 18 5:30 PM The Inn at Whitefield. Recent Weathervane alums head north to raise the roof in an all new celebration of song and support. Dinner and a show. Choice of chicken, prime rib, or sole. $50 per person includes dinner and the show. Or come at 9 PM for a second show, $25 per person. Advance ticket purchase only, call 603 837 2400.

LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS HOUSE CONCERT & POTLUCK SUPPER, EASTON

Saturday Jan. 18 6:00 PM Potluck Supper 7:30 PM Concert. Laura Cortese, Mariel Vandersteel, Valerie Thompson are The Dance Cards. Contact Brenda Shannon Adam to reserve a 603-823-7061 or brendashannonadam@me.com. Suggested donation $12, all proceeds go to the musicians. Also, please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.

GAWLER FAMILY IN CONCERT, COLEBROOK

Saturday January 18 7 PM Tillotson Center, accessed from Route 26 near the Colebrook Post Office. Maine musicians John and Ellen Gawler and their daughters Molly, Edith & Elise performs folk and old-timey music, old and new sounds from many traditions, playing fiddle, banjo, wooden banjo, cello, guitar, ukulele, and piano. Tickets $15 at the door. For more information visit www.gnwca.org. 

TALL GRANITE JAZZ BAND, LINCOLN

Saturday January 18 7:30 PM performance by the complete 7-piece group at Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, $20 adults, $16 seniors/students. Sunday January 19 at 11 AM acoustic concert with 6 group members at Woodstock Station on the main street in North Woodstock, $35 includes concert, brunch, drinks. For tickets call 603 745 2141 or visit www.jeansplayhouse.com. This horn-blowing jazz band from NH is influenced by swing and jazz, from King Oliver to Oliver Nelson, with stops at Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Louis Jordan, Van Morrison, The Beatles, and even Hank Williams.

HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY BOOK CLUB FOR WRITERS

Thursday January 23 7 PM. The discussion will feature short stories by Geore Saunders and David Foster Wallace. Copies of "Mister Squish" by Wallace and "In Persuasion Nation" and "The Semplica Girl Diaries" by Saunders are available at the library. Discussion is free and open to the public. 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. For more information call the library at 989-5578.