North Country Events
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.
FRANCONIA HERITAGE MUSEUM OPENS FOR THE SEASON
Friday May 23 at 1 PM, 553 Main Street. Open Fridays and Saturdays 1-4 PM through the last weekend in October, or by request. Visit the one-room schoolhouse constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room, meet the teacher and learn what it was like to attend a one-room school. Browse the new Readin' Rittin' Rithmetic exhibit, which displays exhibits from our local from the 1860s through today. Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 farmhouse and attached buildings include old farm equipment and more. Admission by voluntary donation. For more information, visit http://www.franconianh.org/heritage-museum.html
LISBON LILAC FESTIVAL
Friday May 23 5 PM through Sunday May 25, Main Street. Saturday parade, time-bed race, Sunday town-wide yard sale, Sunday night parade and fireworks, midway rides, games, food, family fun, entertainment. For more information, visit http://lisbonmainstreet.com/lisbon-lilac-festival/.
MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, BETHLEHEM
May 23 & 24 at 5:30 and 8:00 PM, May 25-27 at 7:30 PM, May 28 at 5:30 PM. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch is as funny as ever. In this hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends, including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones. Archival footage showcases some of the great moments. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.
LIVE MUSIC SPRING FLING WITH LOVE WHIP AT ABOVE THE NOTCH RESTAURANT, FRANCONIA
Friday May 23 at 9 PM Spring Fling with Love Whip, Above the Notch Restaurant at the junction of Route 18 and Route 142. $5 admission, must be 21 or over. For more information, email email@example.com.
FRANCONIA FARMERS' MARKET
Saturdays starting May 24 10 AM - 2 PM in the field behind the Chamber's Information Center. Coordinated by Chance Stith of Sugar Hill Landscapes, Nursery & Gardens. All types of vendors have been invited to participate.
FROST PLACE OPENS FOR THE SEASON, FRANCONIA
Saturday May 24 at 1 PM on Ridge Road. For details about Frost Place events, visit http://frostplace.org/
ROARING 20S GALA DANCE EVENT, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday May 24 7-10 PM St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street. Live music, dance demonstrations, silent auction, gourmet hors d'oeuvers, $50 per person on sale at the Athenaeum by mail or online. For more information, visit www.stjathenaeum.org.
HONORING FALLEN SOLDIERS
Sunday May 25 the public is invited to honor our fallen soldiers in a short ceremony along with a laying of a wreath, three volley salute, and taps. The schedule is as follows:
10 AM Riverglen House
11 AM Lisbon Cemetery
Noon Littleton Cemetery
12:45 PM Bethlehem Main Street Cemetery
1 PM Bethlehem Maple Street Cemetery
1:30 PM Franconia Cemetery
2:15 PM Easton Cemetery
3:30 PM Sugar Hill Cemetery
AMMONOOSUC CONSERVATION TRUST WALK IN FOSS-EVELYN FOREST, SUGAR HILL
Sunday May 25 at 1 PM Meet at the Pearl Lake Road parking area located 1.3 miles west of the intersection of Route 117 and Pearl Lake Road. Look for a red Toyota Prius. Easy hike through moderate terrain with great views, bring bug stuff, binoculars if you have them, kids, dogs, camera and be prepared to be out for about 90 minutes. For more information, visit www.aconservationtrust.org
MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATIONS, LITTLETON
Monday May 26 7:30-10:30 AM Breakfast at the Elks Club. 10:30 AM Line up at Littleton Fire Station for procession. 11:10 AM Procession from Fire Station to Veterans Memorial Bridge on Cottage Street. Noon Flag raising and ceremony at the bridge including singing the national anthem. 1:30 PM Picnic at VFW Pavilion. All welcome.
ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS AUDITIONS FOR "THE DINING ROOM"
Weds. and Thursday May 28 & 29 at 6:30 PM at St. Johnsbury School Auditorium. "The Dining Room" is a humorous theatrical tour in which 6 or more performers portray a variety of diverse characters as they delineate the dying lifestyle of the wealthy. The show will rehearse three nights a week and the performances will be August 8, 9, 15, 16 & 17. For more information, contact directory Dan Haycook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Saturday June 21 9 AM "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. For more information, visit http://www.bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.html
NH-VT COVERED BRIDGE HALF MARATHON, COLEBROOK
Saturday June 21 10:30 AM. Course begins and ends in Colebrook, mostly flat and paved loop, hosted by Colebrook Kiwanis Club. For more information, visit http://www.colebrook-kiwanis.org/.
HONDURAS HOPE CHARITY BICYCLE EVENT, FRANCONIA
Saturday September 27. Choose between two fully-supported courses: 38 or 92 miles. Start times from 7AM through 10:30 AM depending on the route. All money raised goes to Honduras Hope, a North Country-based non-profit organization that works to improve conditions in Honduras. For details and to register, visit http://www.granitestategrind.org/.