North Country
1:18 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

North Country Events

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

HARLEM BASKETBALL SUPERSTARS VS. ST. JOHNSBURY ACADEMY DREAM TEAM

Thursday March 20 6:30 PM (doors open at 5:30) St. Johnsbury Academy Alumni Gym, $10, proceeds benefit STJ Academy Class of 2015.

CLARINETS FOR CONSERVATION CONCERT, GORHAM

Thursday March 20 7:30 PM, Gorham Congregational Church, 143 Main Street. Admission is free but donations toward the  group's mission of conservation will be graciously accepted. The performance will feature classical and contemporary works for clarinet quartet. In addition, quartet members will share stories of their work with the students of Korongoni Secondary School in Moshi, Tanzania. Clarinets for Conservation approaches sustainability through music education. The program is made possible through the support of Music in the Great North Woods as well as private donors. For more information, visit www.clarinetsforconservation.org.

THE STINKY CHEESE MAN & OTHER FAIR(L)Y STOOPID TALES, LINCOLN

Friday and Saturday March 21 & 22 at 7 PM, Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln. Presented by Jean's Teens & Lin-Wood School, this is a sarcastic take on some beloved fairy tales, 25 local youth skew these familiar fables into something a bit stranger and funnier, based on the children's book by Jon Sciezka. Tickets $15, advance sales at www.jeansplayhouse.com.

NEW HAMPSHIRE MAPLE EXPERIENCE AT THE ROCKS, BETHLEHEM

March 22-23, 29-30, and April 5. The Rocks Estate on Route 302. 10 AM - 4 PM with maple tours at 10, 10:45, 11:30, 12:30, 1:15 and 2. Learn about and participate in each step of maple sugaring, hands-on program, drill holes in trees, put taps in, hang buckets, learn to identify types of trees so you can tap your own trees. Horse-drawn wagon rides, interpretive guide shares local history, maple sugar tasting, fresh donuts, sour pickles. For more information, visit www.therocks.org. 

THE PAUL MCKENNA BAND IN CONCERT, HAVERHILL

Saturday March 22 7:30 PM Alumni Hall. Tickets $20. The Paul McKenna Band from Scotland brings a contemporary approach to songs, although not straying too far from their roots, their arrangements are both fresh and innovative. Their sound is created through Vocals, guitar and bouzouki, fiddle,  flute, hiwhistles, bodhrán and percussion. For more information: http://www.alumnihall.org/events.html

AUDITIONS FOR COMMUNITY THEATRE MUSICAL WHODUNIT: SOMETHING'S AFOOT, LINCOLN

Monday & Tuesday March 24 & 25 from 6:30-8:00 PM Jean's Playhouse. Prepare a short musical selection and bring sheet music and a photograph of yourself if available. For more information, visit www.jeansplayhouse.com.

ANNUAL TRAVEL NIGHT SERIES AT WEEKS MEMORIAL LIBRARY, LANCASTER

Mondays March 24 at 7 PM is the last in the series. 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.

INKAS WASI WORKSHOP IN TRADITIONAL INCA MUSIC AND DANCE, FRANCONIA

Wednesday March 26 6-7:30 PM Neskaya Movement Arts Center, Route 18. This workshop explores the traditional dance of the Inca people, using movement performed every year by both children and adults on Wayno, a sun celebration, in traditional costume. Workshop fee is $15. Sponsored by Arts Alliance of Northern NH. Inkas Wasi is a group of South American musicians and dancers known for their high energy concerts with traditional instruments. For more information, visit www.aannh.org.

BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH, LITTLETON

April 4th is the first of 6 consecutive Friday morning sessions designed to help adult participants self-manage their stable chronic conditions. Sessions address a variety of issues common to ongoing health conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, COPD, Parkinson's stroke, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis. For additional information or to register, contact Sue Buteau at North Country Home Healthy and Hospice, 444-5317. Space is limited and registration is required.

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES THE GINGER TREE BY OSWALD WYND

Thursday April 10 at 6 PM at the library. In 1903, a young Scotswoman named Mary Mackenzie sets sail for China to marry her betrothed, a military attaché in Peking. But soon after her arrival, Mary falls into an adulterous affair with a young Japanese nobleman, scandalizing the British community. Casting her out of the European community, her compatriots tear her away from her small daughter. A woman abandoned and alone, Mary learns to survive over forty tumultuous years in Asia, including two world wars and the cataclysmic Tokyo earthquake of 1923. 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, contact the library at 603 747-3372 or bathlibrary@together.net.

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Saturday April 19 9 AM "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. For more information, visit http://www.bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.html

HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY FOOD WRITING DISCUSSION

Monday April 21 at 7 PM. Led by editor and writer Linda Landrigan. The discussion will be about the writing of 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.

EASTON HOUSE CONCERT WITH IRISH FIDDLER MARTIN HAYES

Reservation and advance payment encouraged for concert on Monday May 12 7:30 PM Irish fiddler Martin Hayes with guitar accompaniment by Dennis Cahill. Contact Brenda Shannon Adam to reserve a seat, 603-823-7061 or brendashannonadam@me.com. $25, preference given to those who pay in advance, all proceeds go to the musicians.