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Thursday Whitefield 6 PM Suzan Shute
Saturday Franconia 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM
SONGS CELEBRATING ALL THINGS SPRING: AMY MITZ & ANITA BONNEVIE, SUGAR HILL
Thursday June 5 at 7 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse. Mezzo-soprano Amy Mitz and accompanist Anita Bonnevie will present a concert as part of the Annual Celebration of Lupines and will also include several local guest artists. Freewill donations and a raffle will benefit Unified Sports and other Unified Partnership programs at Profile School. These partnerships pair peers in supportive environments so all students can participate more fully in school and community activities. Celebrate spring with music, a few fun surprises and a show of support for great programs at our local school.
FILM: INEQUALITY FOR ALL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday June 5 7:30 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. An argument on behalf of the middle class. Features Robert Reich, professor, author, Clinton cabinet member, as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. Presented by Northern Grafton County Democrats. Tickets $5 at the door. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.
MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: UNDER THE SKIN, BETHLEHEM
June 6 at 5:30 and 8:00 PM, June 8-10 at 7:30 PM, June 11 at 5:30 PM. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. A 2013 British-American science fiction film directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johansson, it was written by Glazer and Walter Campbell as an adaptation of Michel Faber's 2000 novel of the same name. An alien seductress preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland. “Under the Skin holds you in a state of suspense tinged with dread from the very first image on the screen." —Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.
HERE, WHERE ENDS ALWAYS MEET, FIRST FRIDAY WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION, BETHLEHEM
Friday June 6 5-7 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Paintings by Loretta Stride and Turnings by Diane Vinyard. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/729322743778191/.
CONNECTICUT RIVER ARTISANS GROUP HOSTS GALLERY RECEPTION, COLEBROOK
Friday June 6 5-7 PM Fiddleheads, 110 Main St. The Going Green exhibit features work by artists inspired by the color, the concept and the environment in their creations. Receptions are casual, offer complimentary wine and refreshments, and provide an opportunity to meet local artists. For more information, call 603 237 9302,
PINE HILL SINGERS SPRING BENEFIT CONCERT BENEFITS LITTLETON OPERA HOUSE
Friday June 6 at 7 PM at Littleton Opera House, this concert benefits the opera house. Under the direction of Judy Abbott, with Anita Bonnevie on piano, the singers will present choral settings that musically express love of nature, family, God, singing, and romantic love. Admission for all concerts is by donation.
SUGAR HILL LUPINE CELEBRATION MARKET
Saturday and Sunday June 7 & 8, Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Carolina Crapo Memorial Building & Sugar Hill Historical Museum. Crafters, artisans, local businesses, lunch available, demonstrations, wool-spinning, Polish paper cutting, woven basketry, Abanaki beadwork, free concerts AT 1 AND 2:15 PM, seminars & workshops, presentations, photography tips, NH history over 7 generations. Book sales on the lawn of the Sugar Hill historical museum. For more details, visit www.HarmansCheese.com/market.
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.
GRAFTON COUNTRY COMMISSIONERS OPEN BARN DAY, HAVERHILL
Saturday June 7 10-2 Grafton Country Farm, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway. Visit the only operating county farm in NH, 700 acres of mostly timbered land, learn its history, tour the farm complex, visit the animals including the new calves, wagon rides, sample products, including ice cream, from Granite State Dairy Association and Cabot Creamery, antique tractors, greenhouse tours, educational displays. Admission is free, BBQ lunch is $1 per person with proceeds going to the Grafton Country 4-H Leaders' Association. This event is dedicated to County Commissioner Ray Burton who loved the farm and always supported its programs. For more information, visit www.co.grafton.nh.us.
CHILDREN'S DAY AT LITTLETON FOOD CO-OP
Saturday June 7 noon-3 PM. Route 302 off Cottage Street. Free samples of Slick's ice cream, 10-minute kid chair massages, fresh made smoothies, kid yoga classes, grow a pumpkin, story time, pet Meadowstone goats, and more. Free, rain or shine.
BUGS, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES: A LUPINE FESTIVAL DISCOVERY WALK, SUGAR HILL
Saturday June 7 2-3:30 PM Whipple Farm Field Conservation Area, next to Polly's Pancakes on Route 117. Join naturalists from the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust for an up-close look at what’s crawling, hopping, and flying through the field. Especially for kids and (grand)parents but everyone is welcome. For more information call 823-7777.
HYLA BROOK POETS READING, FRANCONIA
Saturday June 7 at 6 PM The Frost Place, 158 Ridge Road. The Hyla Brook Poets from Derry, NH read at The Frost Place. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit frostplace.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.
LITTLETON FARMERS' MARKET
Sundays starting June 8 10-1 on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River just over the covered bridge next to the Littleton Senior Center.
ITALIAN DINNER FUND RAISER FOR MT. EUSTIS SKI HILL, LITTLETON
Monday June 9 5-9 PM The Little Grille, 62 Cottage St. $10 per person, $5 under 12. The Little Grille is donating their space, food and time and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Mt. Eustis Ski Hill project. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/235374936659573/.
SWING AND SWEETS, SUGAR HILL
Tuesday June 10 7:30 - 9 PM Sugar Hill Meeting House, Route 117, Sugar Hill. Admission fee at the door, $10 per person or $18 per couple. Enjoy music, dancing and desserts offered by the best chefs in the Franconia Notch region, dance music provided by the Swing North Big Band from St. Johnsbury, VT. They will perform an Open Rehearsal concert. Vote for the dessert you think deserves the Lupine Mirror Ball Trophy. Enter your dessert into the competition. For more information, contact Barbara at 823-3450.
ROCKS ESTATE TO HOST TOM RYAN AND ATTICUS, BETHLEHEM
Weds. June 11 at 7 PM. Writer Tom Ryan and his canine hiking companion will discuss their adventures, including some of the stories from "Following Atticus", and their upcoming book. $10 admission will be used for improvements to the events room at The Rocks. For more information, visit www.therocks.org.
NORTH COUNTRY HEALTH CONSORTIUM ANNUAL HEALTH IMPROVEMENT SUMMIT, WHITEFIELD
Friday June 27 8 AM - 4 PM Mountain View Grand. Learn new ways of improving health that will increase awareness, promote change, and foster the ideas of growing a healthy community. Speakers include state representative Ann Kuster and exercise physiologist Jason Aziz. Themes include increasing access to healthier foods, improving work place wellness, lifestyle modification, diabetes education and enhancing policies that foster health improvement. The goal of the summit is to bring together health professionals, educators, and other community stakeholders in the interest of improving health in the North Country. For more information, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e95ayl8jb1851930&llr=rpe8ludab.
NORTH COUNTRY ENDURANCE CHALLENGE
Saturday September 6 Multi-sport mountain race for the wilderness lover. Expect a beautiful course open to bold solo racers, or relay teams of all shapes and sizes. Estimated finish is 10-12 hours for the full premiere course and 5-6 hours for the shorter sprint course. Start by kayaking on the First Connecticut Lake and end with a mountain bike ride into Colebrook. For more information, visit http://www.nhrace.com/.
FUND RAISER FOR REPAIR OF FRANCONIA'S CLOCK TOWER
The iconic Franconia clock tower is in need of repair and maintenance funds for the future. Town meeting has approved funds to repair the inner clock works. Contributions are needed for work required to repair the clock faces, structure, and for future cleanings and repairs. A local donor will match all funds contributed. For more information, and to donate, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/repair-franconia-s-dow-clock-and-tower