North Country
2:15 pm
Thu May 8, 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.

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.

GREASE PRESENTED BY LITTLETON HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA GROUP
Thursday and Friday May 8 & 9 at 7:30 PM, Saturday May 10 at 2 PM & 7:30 PM. Littleton High School gymnasium. Tickets $10, doors open 30 minutes before the performance. For more information, call the school at 603 444 5601.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: TIM'S VERMEER, BETHLEHEM
May 9 and 10th at 5:30 and 8:00 PM, May 11-13 at 7:30 PM, May 14 at 5:30 PM. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. A documentary that poses the aesthetic question: did 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer use optical devices to achieve his photo-realistic, light-filled artwork?. Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, seeks to determine how Vermeer managed to paint photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography. The research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.

LITTLETON ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION CLOSING EVENT, BETHLEHEM
Friday May 9 6:30 PM. Maplewood Country Club. A fun evening of hors d'oeuvres, live mini-auction, cash bar and good fellowship. For tickets and more information, contact any Littleton Rotary Club member or contact the club at auction@littletonnhrotary.org or (603) 444-0344.

WIZARD OF OZ, LISBON
Friday & Saturday May 9 & 10 at 7 PM and Sunday May 11 at 2 PM. Lisbon Regional School.

MIGRATORY BIRD DAY AND TUDOR RICHARD MEMORIAL WALK, WHITEFIELD
Saturday May 10 at 6 AM at Airport Marsh. Be part of the group or walk about on your own.

AMMONOOSUC CONSERVATION TRUST BIRD WALK & HABITAT PRESERVATION PRESENTATION, FRANCONIA
Saturday May 10 at 7:30 AM bird walk followed by 9 AM presentation. Meet at the home of ACT members Jane and Ned Brewer, 71 Ridge Road. Explore a stretch of the Ham Branch to look for birds and other wildlife. Then listen to a presentation on a new project to protect and restore habitat for eastern brook trout. Bagels & coffee will be served. For more information, visit www.aconservationtrust.org.

WELCOME MIGRATORY BIRDS TO NORTH COUNTRY WITH SENATOR WOODBURN, JEFFERSON
Saturday May 20 at 8 AM Pondicherry Refuge. Join State Senator Jeff Woodburn in celebrating International Migratory Bird Day with state environmental leaders and bird-watching enthusiasts. The pubic is invited and encouraged to come. Bring binoculars if you have them.

LEARN TO KNIT, BETHLEHEM
Saturday May 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.

3RD ANNUAL FIDO'S FEAST BENEFITS ABOVE THE NOTCH HUMANE SOCIETY, LITTLETON
Saturday May 10 noon-3:00 PM Littleton Elks Lodge, Route 302. Gourmet tastings from North Country restaurants and local chefs including country Cow, Alburrito's, Beal House, Chef Joe, Mt. Club at Loon, Berlin and White Mountain Culinary Institutes, Adair Inn, Wayside Inn, Rick Tilton and more. Silent auction. Tickets $30 per person available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-fidos-feast-tickets-11056320753?ref=ecount. For more information, visit http://atnhs.org/.

SPAGHETTI DINNER & SILENT AUCTION BENEFITS ADA MAY LAAUWE FUND, WARREN
Saturday May 10 4:30-8:00 PM Warrent Elementary School, 11 School Street. $7 adults, $5 children 6-12, under 6 free. Ada May was born with a rare kidney disease, and has been in Boston Children's Hospital since she was born in January. Because of this extreme hardship on her family, the community is trying to raise money to help them. Donations may be sent to The Ada May Laauwe Fund, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank, P.O.Box 86, 37 Route 25, Piermont, NH 03779. For more information, call 603 272 4811.

BAKED HAM SUPPER BENEFITS LANDAFF 250TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Saturday May 10 at 5 PM Landaff Town Hall, hosted by the Lisbon Area Stump Jumpers. For more information, call Joe Wiggett @ 838-6059.

LINDY SWING LESSONS WITH MARISA HEBB, SOCIAL DANCING, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday May 10 South Congregational Church, Main Street. 6:30 PM first group lesson, 7:30 PM second group lesson that builds on the first, 8:30-10:30 PM open dancing featuring various types of music, we play what you want to dance to. $7.50 per person per lesson includes the open dance. $5 for students. For more information: pjciotti@yahoo.com.

SOMETHING WONDERFUL I MISSED: NOT YOUR MOM'S MUSICAL THEATER, LITTLETON
Saturday May 10 at 7:30 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. Tickets $15 adults, $12 students. Innovative concert mixes great songs from musicals with the often hilarious history behind them. Four actors and a keyboard. Agest 12 and up. For more information, visit www.aannh.org.

ANNUAL NORTH COUNTRY WOMEN'S HEALTH CONFERENCE, BRETTON WOODS
Monday May 12 7:30 AM - 4 PM OMNI Mount Washington Resort. Presented by Littleton Regional Healthcare, features many health-related topics affecting women today. The Conference offers medical and healthy lifestyle experts who provide a variety of workshops and vendors who bring valuable information and a unique shopping experience. Attendees can enjoy free health screenings, Reiki, Reflexology, and more. Register online at http://www.littletonhealthcare.org/womens_health_conf.php or call (603) 444-9304 to request a brochure.

NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY CHORUS & GUESTS, BERLIN
Weds. May 14th 7 PM, Friday May 16th 7 PM, and Sunday May 18th 2PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. A new spring concert series to benefit St. Kieran Arts. For more information visit www.stkieranarts.org.

GOLF TOURNAMENT FUND RAISER FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTH COUNTRY, BETHLEHEM
Sunday June 1 at The Maplewood Country Club golf course, $85 per person or $320 per team, 8 AM Shotgun Start, scramble format, continental breakfast, lunch, golf contests, raffle prizes. For more information, visit http://bgcnorthcountry.org or contact Eric at 838 5954 or Eric@BGCNorthCountry.org.

RED BARAAT LIVE AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday June 7 at 8 PM, Main Street. $21. Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound -- a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop. Created to manifest joy and unity in all people, Red Baraat's spirit is returned to them in cities all over the world, as word spreads of the band's incredibly powerful live performances. To purchase tickets online, visit www.bethlehemcolonial.org.