North Country
9:09 am
Fri November 16, 2012

North Country Events

Chris Jensen for NHPR
Chris Jensen for NHPR

Compiled by Tova Cohen of Franconia.

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

20th ANNUAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CELEBRATION

Thurs.  Nov. 15, 3:30 - 5:30 P.M., Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street, Littleton. News, presentations and surprises in honor of this year’s beautifully decorated Main Street.  Event includes presentation of the LACC Business Leader of the Year award.

WRENEGADES EXPLORE VOLUNTOURISM, BETHLEHEM

Thurs. Nov. 15, 11:30 AM walk, noon bag lunch in the gallery at WREN, Main Street, Bethlehem. Join WREN's lively group of seniors, all ages welcome, Betsy Gemmecke will talk about traveling and volunteering.

GODSPELL PRESENTED BY ST. JOHNSBURY ACADEMY

Thurs. Nov. 15 and Friday Nov. 16 at 7:30 PM and Sat. Nov. 17 at 2 PM. St. Johnsbury Academy Theater in Fuller Hall. For more information: 802 748 2600 or www.catamountarts.org.

ACTIVITIES AT AMC HIGHLAND CENTER, BRETTON WOODS

MOVIES at 7:30 PM:

Thurs. Nov. 15, March of the Penguins, award-winning documentary

Fri. Nov. 16, Happy Feet, animated story of a dancing penguin

Sun. Nov. 18, No Impact Man, an attempt to eliminate impact on environment

Mon. Nov. 19, Earth narrated by James Earl Jones

Tues. Nov. 20, America's Wild Turkey, award winning documentary

Weds. Nov. 21, The Lorax, that grumpy but charming creature

Thurs. Nov. 22, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

HIKES:

Fri. Nov. 16 9 AM Mt. Willard

Fri. Nov. 16 1 PM, Bugle Cliffs

PRESENTATIONS/TALKS:

Fri. Nov. 16 3:30PM Wild Edibles Table Talk

Sat. Nov. 17 7:30PM Hiking the Winter 48 with Mike and Lori Innes

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL, ARBITRAGE WITH RICHARD GERE, BETHLEHEM

Nov. 16 - 23, 7:30 PM, Weds. 5:30 PM and 2 for 1 buddy night. Writer/Director: Nicholas Jarecki. Starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon (R). Arbitrage is both a tense thriller and a penetrating character study.

LOCALS’ NIGHT & FAMILY PROGRAM AT THE ROCKS ESTATE, BETHLEHEM

Friday Nov. 16, 6 PM, The Rocks Estate, Route 302, Bethlehem. The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and local musician Barbara Desroches will present “Ms. Barb’s Nature Songs” followed by a special reading of “The Night Before Christmas.”

Barbara Desroches will entertain the children so that parents can shop hassle free, hot chocolate and cookies for the children and coffee and tea for adults, staff members will help children make a holiday ornament to bring home, and each child will receive a fir tree seedling, courtesy of the Littleton branch of the Bank of New Hampshire.

CONTRA DANCE, FRANCONIA

Friday Nov. 16, 7:30 PM, Franconia Town Hall. No experience needed. Music by David Carpenter (fiddle), David Van Houten (guitar), calling by Chip Hedler. Get some light exercise, hear great music, meet friendly folks.

WILLING WORKER'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SALE, SUGAR HILL

Saturday, November 17, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. Sugar Hill Meeting House, 1448 Route 117, Sugar Hill. The Sale will feature: Christmas Decorations,  Attic Treasures, Toys, Handmade Items, Home-cooked foods. The following luncheon items: Corn Chowder, Tomato Bisque Soup, Assorted Sandwiches, Home-baked Cookies and Bars, plus beverages, will be available for eating in or take out. The Willing Workers Society of Sugar Hill is a non-sectarian, charitable organization whose purpose is to foster a spirit of helpfulness throughout the community.

NORTH COUNTRY DENTAL'S FALL CRAFT FAIR, GORHAM

Saturday Nov. 17, 9 AM-2 PM, Ed Fenn Elementary School, Gorham. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through North Country Dental's Relay for Life team.

LOCAL WORKS HARVEST MARKET, BERLIN

Sat. Nov. 17, 10 AM-2 PM, Berlin High School, Berlin. Enjoy delicious food, crafts and entertainment at this indoor market. Music by Shelburne Addition. Sponsored by The Randolph Foundation.

THIRD ANNUAL LITTLETON IDOL COMPETITION

Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 PM, Littleton Opera House. The performance will showcase the area's most talented vocalists and there will be cash prizes for the top winners. This year the show will benefit the Miss Littleton Area Scholarship Program. Entry forms to compete may be requested by contacting Dennis Hartwell at 259-1038 or email misslittletonnh@aol.com. Tickets for the performance are $10, $5 for children under 12 and may be purchased by contacting Granite State Associates at 259-1491. Tickets also available at the door.

LITTLTON ELKS COMEDY NIGHT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKETS

Sat. Dec. 17, doors open for cocktails at 7 PM, $12, Littleton Elks Lodge, Route 302, Littleton. Justin McKinney with Jeff Koen, well-known, experienced stand-up comics, seating is first come first served, positive ID required, no one under 21 admitted, all proceeds go to the Elks Christmas Food Basket program in the greater Littleton area, hundreds of needy families benefit from this program.

BERLIN JAZZ CONCERT

Sunday November 18, 2 PM, 20 dynamic musicians bring big band era jazz, swing & blues to the state. St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin. For more information 603 752 1028 or www.stkieranarts.org

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE, LITTLETON

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Littleton Food Co-op will host a Fall Food Drive from November 1-27. They will be collecting non-perishable food items, with a goal of reaching 1,500 cans to distribute to local food pantries. And on November 17th the Co-op will match each canned food donation up to 500 cans.