North Country
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Thu May 15, 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.

LITTLETON GARDEN CLUB POTLUCK AND TALK ABOUT A PILGRIM'S WALK THROUGH SPAIN
Thursday May 15 11:45 AM at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem. The luncheon program will feature member Janet Hill’s talk, “A Pilgrim’s Walk through Spain”, a photographic presentation of her multi-week trek on Spain’s El Camino Road. Call Club President, Juliedele McFarlane for more information and bring a dish to share.

HOPE ON THE HORIZON: EXPEDITION FOR ALS FUND RAISER FOR ASPNC, BETHLEHEM
Thursday May 15 at 7 PM The Colonial Theatre, Main Street. Screening of HARK documentary film, Hope on the Horizon. Proceeds benefit Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country for the purchase of a trailrider. HARK is a non-profit formed by Donna Douney York in memory of her father, Charlie "HARK" Dourney, after he lost his battle with ALS in 2009. The film follows four hikers, including the filmmaker, who set out to summit all 48 4000 footers in a single trip on foot to raise awareness and funding for ALS patients and their families. If you dine at The Little Grille, Rosa Flamingo, or Chang Thai before the film, a portion of your bill will be donated to ASPNC. For more information, visit www.aspnc.org.

FRANCONIA FIT GIRLS 5K FUN RUN
Friday May 16 5:30 PM Dow Field. Donations $5 per person or $10 per family will go to a local charity. Pre-registration not required. For more information email apospesil@gmail.com. The Fit Girls Fitness Program is a running and reading program for pre-adolescent girls in the Franconia area.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: UNKNOWN KNOWN, BETHLEHEM
May 16 at 5:30 and 8:00 PM, May 18-20 at 7:30 PM, May 21 at 5:30 PM. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. An exploration of the career and philosophy of former U.S Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Using declassified memos, Errol Morris guides Rumsfeld through a discussion of his controversial career as a high-level executive under four different Republican presidents. Topics as Vietnam, the Cold War, Desert Storm and the War on Terror are examined through the words of one of America’s most divisive and complex public figures. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.

NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY CHORUS & GUESTS, BERLIN
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.

MARCH FOR MEALS EVENTS BENEFIT MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM, LITTLETON
Saturday May 17 the proceeds from multiple events will benefit the Littleton Area Senior Center Meals on Wheels program. Events include: 8-10 AM Pancake Breakfast at the Senior Center on Riverglen Lane; 5K walk; BBQ lunch at the senior center, bring your best BBQ side dish, lunch free to walkers, and available for a small fee to non-walkers; Car Wash at Lakeway Elementary School, 8 PM - Midnight dance at the Littleton Elks Club with the Radio Maniacs, tickets $10, cash bar. For more information, or to donate, visit http://www.gofundme.com/7sn2nw.

WHITE MOUNTAINS MUSIC FESTIVAL SPRING FEVER CONCERT, SUGAR HILL
Saturday May 17 at 4 PM Sugar Hill Meeinghouse, Route 117. Pieces by Schubert, Haydn,  & Franck played by North Country Chamber Players Bernard Rose, Miki-Sophia Cloud, Ronnie Bauch, & Chris Finckel and guest violinist Matthew Lipman. Tickets available at the door or online at www.northcountrychamberplayers.org or www.catamounttix.org and by phone at (603) 444-0309 or (888) 757-5559.

AN EVENING WITH GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGER-SONGWRITER STEVE FORBERT, HAVERHILL
Saturday May 17 7:30 PM Court Street Arts at Alumn Hall. Tickets $20. Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert has stayed true to his unique American folk sound for over thirty years with soulful award-winning music. For more information, visit courtstreetarts.org.

COMEDY NIGHT LIVE AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday May 17 at 8 PM, Main Street. Paul D'Angelo (Comedy Central, Showtime), Doug Blay (Foxwoods, NH Chronicle), Matt Barry (New England's Best Bar Comic 2013). Purchase tickets online at www.awesoment.com/tickets-events.html.

MADELINE KUNIN TO SPEAK IN ST. JOHNSBURY
Sunday May 18 4-6 PM at St. Johnsbury Academy's Stuart Black Box Theatre in the Morse Center for the Arts, presented by the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation. Former Governor Kunin will discuss her new book, "The Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Families". Admission by donation. For more information, visit www.nkaf.org.

COOS COUNTY FOCUS GROUP LOOKS AT HUMANITIES COUNCIL OFFERINGS, LANCASTER
Weds. May 21 3-5 PM Weeks Memorial Library. The NH Humanities Council is hosting a focus group of Coos County people interested in what the Humanities Council has to offer. Your input will help the council plan programming and prepare a Tillotson grant application to help support events. What kind of programming would you like? For more information, email shatem@nhhc.org.

ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM CELEBRATES 21ST ANNUAL READINGS IN THE GALLERY
Weds. May 21 at 7 PM. Athenaeum Art Gallery. First of six events that celebrate poetry through the works of poets, artists and musicians. Third Wednesday of the month May through October. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.stjathenaeum.org.

STATEWIDE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT GRANITE STATE GOVERNMENT, WHITEFIELD
Tuesday June 3 in Whitefield as well as 5 other NH towns. 5:30 PM doors open, program is 6-9 PM. Weigh in on how Granite State government can do better. Join a conversation to address whether our government is as efficient, transparent, and innovative as it can be. What makes a great state government? How do you think NH is doing? The governor's commission to address this invites your participation. Refreshments and childcare provided. Presented by NH Listens. For more information or to register, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=wfmitukab&oeidk=a07e98bxr6n7770f7f9.

WALK-A-THON PAYS TRIBUTE TO HOSPICE PROGRAM & HONORS MEMORY OF LOVED ONES, LITTLETON
Saturday June 7 Registration 8 AM Walk-a-thon starts 9 AM 536 Cottage Street, Littleton. North Country Home Health and Hospice, consider organizing a group of family members and friends to walk in memory of your loved one. To register, or for more information, call NCHHH at 603 444 4317.

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES "THE HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER & SWEET"
Thursday June 12 at 6 PM Bath Public Library. Jamie Ford's novel tells the story of Henry Lee, who comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery, the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during WWII. Books may be picked up at the Bath Library, 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 email bathlibrary@together.net.