North Country
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Thu May 1, 2014

North Country Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, LITTLETON
Thursday May 1 11 AM - 5 PM NH Armory on Meadow Street. Any eligible 16-y-o may donate blood with parental permission. Please bring Blood Donor Card, photo ID, or two forms of ID. Donate a pint and enter a drawing to win Red Sox tickets. The Red Cross is urging all donors to donate as soon as possible - especially O Negative, B Negative and A Negative. For more information visit www.redcrossblood.org.

COOS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE SUMMIT MEETING, RANDOLPH
Thursday May 1 at 6 PM Randolph Town Hall. Staff and speakers from the New Hampshire Democratic Party will be leading the program of topics pertaining to the current election cycle, including the NH Democratic platform. All registered democrats are invited and encouraged to attend this important meeting. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Corry Hughes at corryhughes@gmail.com.

SARANAC STREET PERMACULTURE DESIGN OPEN HOUSE, LITTLETON
Friday May 2 12:30-2:30 PM at Rooted by Stacey, The Tannery, 111 Saranac Street, 2nd Floor. Permaculture is a creative design process that allows designers to mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature and apply them to all aspects of human habitation. Come share your ideas and help lay the foundation for the goals that will shape the designs and concepts that come out of the three-day permaculture design workshop for the Saranac Street Neighborhood and the Tannery. The public is invited to share suggestions and ideas, as this is for the community. For more information, visit www.littletonareachamber.com.

FIRST FRIDAY IN BETHLEHEM
Friday May 2 5-9:30 PM on Main Street. 5-7 PM The Gallery at WREN wine and cheese opening reception for Flights of Fancy|Avian Art by Jeanette Fournier and Rosemary Conroy. 5-6:30 PM Tiny Village Music, art projects for kids at WREN office behind WREN Local Works. 6-9 PM Larcom Studios: Writing with Pictures, Drawing with Words art opening. Caricatures by Kaio Scott, $3 per person. 6-9 PM Jennifer Liang of Blissful Lines presents a fun evening of artful doodling at The Maia Papaya. 5:30 and 8:00 PM see The Grand Budapest Hotel at The Colonial. For additional information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1428719574053211/

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, BETHLEHEM
Friday & Saturday May 2 & 3 at 5:30 and 8:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday May 4-6 at 7:30, Weds. at 5:30 (2 tickets for 1 when you bring a friend). All tickets on Friday and Saturday are $.99 in celebration of the Colonial's 99th season. The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune. Directed by Wes Anderson, starring Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.

MIME DANCER KAREN MONTANARO, LITTLETON
Friday May 2 at 7:30 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. The Arts Alliance of Northern NH presents mime dancer Karen Montanaro, performance for all ages with selections from Hunter & Tiger, Silent Movie Heroine, The Babysitter, The Ol' Gunslinger, Baseball, Big City Rhythms, A Wonderful World, and more. For tickets and more information, visit www.aannh.org.

NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS AND THE ST. JOHNSBURY ACADEMY HILLTONES
Mozart & More featuring Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Regina Coeli and several short contemporary works, Alan Rowe, musical director. Tickets available at the door or in advance from Catamount Arts at http://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/shows/mozart%20and%20more/events. For more information, visit www.northcountrychorus.org. There will be three concerts:
Friday May 2 7:30 PM South Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury
Saturday May 3 7:30 PM Wells River Congregational Church
Sunday May 4 3:00 PM Peacham Congregational Church

GIANT TAG SALE BENEFITS CHILDREN'S HOUSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LITTLETON
Saturday May 3 at 8 AM - 2 PM Congregational Church of Littleton, 189 Main Street. All proceeds benefit The Children's House, a Montessori school. Donations will be accepted at the church Thursday May 1 - 9am - 12pm, Friday May 2 - 9am - 12 pm and 2pm - 8pm. Partial list of good condition items accepted for donation: toys, furniture (except mattresses), sports equipment, clothing (except anything you'd wear that cannot be seen in public), baby items (except car seats), books, housewares, no computers. For more information, contact Stephanie Kimball at 603 986 2509.
 
BETHLEHEM CONSERVATION COMMISSION ANNUAL ROADSIDE CLEANUP
Saturday May 3 9:30 AM - Noon. Sign-up 9:30-10 AM at the Town Gazebo, receive blue bags, instructions, and route assignments. T-shirts available for children until there are no more T-shirts. From noon to 1 PM there will be hot dogs at Bretzfelder Park. Come prepared with proper footwear, work gloves, water, insect repellent, grabbers are helpful. For more information, contact Cheryl Jensen at 869-5458.  

MOUNTAIN DULCIMER WORKSHOPS AND CONCERT, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday May 3 workshops start at 9:30 AM, concert at 3 PM. St. Johnsbury House, 1207 Main Street. Presented by Kingdom Mountain Dulcimers, a group of dulcimer players who meet for fun and music on a regular basis. All levels of experience are welcome at workshops. To register, call 802-748-2655. Concert by George Haggerty, admission by donation.

LEARN TO KNIT, BETHLEHEM
Saturdays May 3 & 10, 10AM - Noon at the Bethlehem Public Library. Learn the basics of knitting in three lessons and create an easy scarf. All materials provided. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org.

NORTH COUNTRY HOLISTIC, PSYCHIC AND ART FAIR, BERLIN
Saturday May 3 10-4 at WREN, 921 Main Street in Berlin. Mediums, tarot card readers, healers, aura photographer and more. $1 at the door, as part of admission you have a chance to win a free choice of a 30-minute psychic reading or reiki session. For more information, contact Eric Breault at quantumtones@gmail.com.

SWING XING: THREE GENERATIONS OF SWING GUITAR, HAVERHILL
Saturday May 3 7:30 PM Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall. Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo are among the most extraordinary guitarists performing today. Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli has played with musical giants like Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Stephane Grappelli, Tony Bennett, Zoot Sims, and Les Paul among others. Frank Vignola's stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, and Wynton Marsalis. Vinny Raniolo at the age of 28 has already proved himself to be among the elite having performed and recorded with Bucky Pizzarelli, Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman just to name a few. Together they have performed at prestigious concert halls and festivals in the world including the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, Liverpool Philharmonic, Quebec Music Festival and Italy's Teatro Olimpico. Tickets $25. For more information, visit www.alumnihall.org.

NATIONAL GUITAR CHAMPION STEVE KAUFMAN IN CONCERT, LITTLETON
Saturday May 3 at 8 PM Northern Lights Music, 57 Main Street. Guitarist Steve Kaufman is the three-time winner of the National Flatpicking Championship. $20. For more information, contact Dan at 444-7776 or info@northernlightsmusic.com.

R. P. HALE, MASTER HARPSICHORDIST IN CONCERT, BERLIN
Sunday May 4th 2 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Performing a special concert of early Mexican music and other selections. For more information visit www.stkieranarts.org.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO BE IN THE MISS LANDAFF 250TH PAGEANT
To celebrate Landaff's 250th birthday, the town of Landaff will host a Miss Landaff 250th Pageant. This will be for young ladies in grades 9, 10, 11, 12 in the Woodsville, Lisbon, Littleton, Lisbon, Franconia, Landaff areas. Applications are due by May 6th to Denise Cartwright, 1000 Jockey Hill Road, Landaff, or jdcartwright@rocketmail.com. Interviews will be held May 6, 7, 8. Talent and Speech Competition Finale will be held May 31st at the Landaff Town Hall at 7 PM.  For more information, call Denise Cartwright @ 838-8965 or Joe Wiggett @ 838-6059.

LITTLETON ROTARY ONLINE AUCTION ENDS
Wednesday May 7 at 9 PM. Bid on many great bargains at the auction website www.littletonrotaryauction.com among the more than 200 items donated by local businesses and individuals. Proceeds go to scholarships for local students.

SPECIAL MEETING OF LAFAYETTE SCHOOL DISTRICT, FRANCONIA
Thursday May 8 at 7 PM Lafayette School. Discussion of warrant article that would  install a propane-only heating system in the Lafayette School rather than a wood-pellet/propane combination heating system. At the Lafayette School District Annual meeting, a decision was made to replace the Lafayette School heating system with a wood-pellet/propane combination system. A group of citizens has petitioned to change this decision. For more information, contact Chuck Phillips at chuckpnh@gmail.com.