North Country
10:23 am
Fri February 21, 2014

North Country Events

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

MAGIC SHOWS, COMEDY NIGHTS & CONCERTS AT JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Thursday Feb. 20 - Saturday Feb. 22. Jean's Playhouse is on Papermill Drive adjacent to the Village Shops on Main Street. Winter festival brings Alejandro's Olde Tyme Magik Showe, Professor Ossum Wonder Show, Flashback to Murder, Perry Alley Puppet Theatre, The Normal Magic Experience, Comics Night, Help! The Cure for Beatlemania. For details, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2014-season/winter-festival-2014/

RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLOTHING SWAP FUND RAISER, BETHLEHEM
Friday February 21 5-7 PM and Saturday February 22 10-3. Town Hall meeting room. $10 admission on Friday. $5 admission on Saturday. Items can be donated until 2 PM February 21. If you donate 5 or more items you get $2 off admission. The goals of the swap are to assist the town as well as Honduras Hope, an organization with North Country roots that helps provide supplies and services to Hondurans. Clothes left over from the swap will be donated to Honduras Hope.

GROUP WILDLIFE TRACKING IN THE COOLEY-JERICHO COMMUNITY FOREST, EASTON
Saturday February 22, presentation at 10 AM at the Easton Town Hall, followed by snowshoe trek. Pack a sandwich and become a sleuth with members of the Easton Conservation Commission and the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) as they lead an exploratory hike in the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest (CJCF). A presentation by Steve Sabre entitled “Unraveling the Mystery of Animal Sign” will be the feature in Easton’s winter Pastry & Preservation program. Hot drinks and desserts will be provided. Following lunch, those wishing to hike will leave in carpools for the trailhead to strap on your snowshoes, and start up into the CJCF. A major purpose of the hike is to understand the habits of the Forest’s wildlife. Knowing the location of winter deer yards and fragile denning areas, for example, is valuable information for when we cut trails for hikers, back-country skiers and mountain bikers so the trails do not impinge on sensitive and vital habitat. This will be a moderately vigorous hike lasting about three hours, so bring a water bottle, dress warmly and bring your snowshoes. Please leave your dogs at home for this one. For more information call 823-5755. If our New England weather does not cooperate, only the indoor portion of the program will be held.

SPAGHETTI DINNER BENEFITS CARROLL FIRE DEPARTMENT, CARROLL
Saturday Feb. 22 5-8 PM. Town Hall. Fund-raising spaghetti and meatball dinner sponsored by the Town of Carroll Fire Department Auxiliary. Freewill donation, vegetarian sauce available on request. All proceeds will to to support the purchase of an industrial cabinet that fire department plans to use in conjunction with the water extractor the town has bought for firefighters to clean their turnout gear. Raffle tickets are 5 for $1 or an arm's length for $5. Selling and drawing for the Foster's 35th anniversary raffle will also be held.

COACH BAG BINGO BENEFITS RIVERSIDE RESCUE, LITTLETON
Saturday February 22 7 PM (doors open at 6 PM) Littleton Elks Club. Players win Coach bags and other prizes instead of cash. Snack type foods available, bar. For more information contact Riverside Rescue at 802 892 5300.

EASY HIKE STARTING AT FOSS FOREST LOG LANDING, SUGAR HILL
Sunday February 23 at 1 PM. Bring your kids, dogs, and snowshoes for a hike with the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Meet at the Foss Forest log landing on Pearl Lake Road in Sugar Hill, 1.3 miles west of the intersection with Route 117/Main Street. ACT is hosting hikes on the last Sunday of the month on its conservation land. For more information call Rosalind Page at 838-6520.

HORSE LOGGING DEMO, SUGAR HILL
Sunday February 23 at 1 PM. Timber harvest tour and horse logging demonstration at Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust’s Foss Forest. Come see horse logging in action, learn how harvesting can increase the long-term value of woodlands while enhancing wildlife habitat and recreational uses, and see how this harvest is meeting  “green” standards for forest management. For more information call Rebecca Brown at 823-7777 or see www.aconservationtrust.org.

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY FEBRUARY VACATION PROGRAMS
February 24 - 28, programs each day: Monday Jewelry workshop 2:30 for grades 5 and up; Tuesday pre-school storytime at 10 AM; Weds. Game Day 2 PM, the library has some board games or bring your own; Thursday is movie day at 2 PM, a cartoon and then a family favorite; Friday is drop-in crafts from 1-4:30PM. All programs are free and open to all. For more information visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org.

ANNUAL TRAVEL NIGHT SERIES AT WEEKS MEMORIAL LIBRARY, LANCASTER
Mondays February 24 and March 3, 10, 24 at 7 PM. Programs will include Rangeley Lakes, Maine; Nepal, Alaska, Poland, India, Leadville CO, and more. For more details visit www.weekslib.org. Free and open to the public.

PUBLIC MEETING ON CANNON MT FUNDING AND TICKET PRICES, FRANCONIA
Weds. February 26 6-8 PM Franconia Town Hall. State Rep. Rebecca Brown invites you to a public discussion on a proposal from the state to change Cannon Mt. ticket prices - including ending free mid-week skiing for seniors. The State Parks Director will be on hand to explain the proposal in the context of state parks funding, Cannon finances, and the ongoing issue of privatization.

EXPLORING THE GEOLOGY OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, BETHLEHEM
Weds. Feb. 26 at 7 PM. Bretzfelder Park. The Society for the Protection of NH Forests and Woody Thompson present this free program, which is part of the annual winter Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series. Thompson will give a non-technical overview covering the discoveries by the first scientists to explore the White Mountains in the 1800s to new finding by geologists investigating the region today. For more information, visit www.therocks.org.

42ND ANNUAL COPPER CANNON CAMP FUNDRAISING AUCTION
Saturday March 1, doors open at 4 PM, Littleton Elks Lodge on Route 302. Tickets are $20, available online at www.coppercannon.org or at the door. Copper Cannon Camp is a tuition-free summer camp for low-income children in New Hampshire. Complimentary wine tasting at 4:30, buffet dinner at 5:30, raffles, games and entertainment, cash bar. The highlight of the evening is all of the great items up for bids through silent and live auctions: hundreds of items available, all made possible by donations from around the state and country. One hundred percent of proceeds from the auctions, raffles, tickets and everything else goes directly toward providing a free summer camp experience for the state’s low-income youth. The live auction will start at about 7:30. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, call (603) 823-8107 or email info@coppercannon.org.

BATH PUBLIC LIBRARY DISCUSSES "RULES OF CIVILITY" BY AMOR TOWLES
Thursday March 13 6 PM In “Rules of Civility” on the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society – where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. 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 more information, call the library at 603 747-3372 or email bathlibrary@together.net.

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Saturday March 15 9 AM "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls" by David Sedaris. For more information, visit http://www.bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.html

HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY FOOD WRITING DISCUSSION SERIES
Third Mondays: March 17, April 21 at 7 PM. The series will be led by editor and writer Linda Landrigan and will feature works by M.F.K. Fisher and and Calvin Trillin. Free and open to the public. Copies of the books are available to borrow from the library. For more information visit http://hliba.blogspot.com.