North Country
10:11 am
Thu June 12, 2014

North Country Events

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

OUTDOOR CONCERTS
Thursday Whitefield 6 PM Ashley Vaughn and Julia Kamins
Friday Littleton 6-8 PM Community Center and 8-10 PM Pollyanna Vista
Friday Franconia 7 PM Dow Field

FARMERS' MARKETS
Saturday Franconia 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM

PHOTOGRAPH AUCTION BENEFITS LOCAL NON-PROFITS, LITTLETON
Thursday June 12 7-9 PM at Schilling Beer Co. 18 Mill Street. "Chasing the Light: Photographic Expedition of Landscape & Culture in the North Country". Meet photographers Frank Lee Ruggles, Rudy Atallah, and John Downey. A limited selection of numbered and signed prints will be auctioned with proceeds to benefit local non-profits.

OPEN MIC NITE & TALENT SHOW, BETHLEHEM
Thursday June 12 7:30 PM show time. To perform, sign up the night of the show by 7. Are you a musician, juggler, bird caller, singer, tap dancer or play the saw? Come show off your hidden or not so hidden talent. Three judges will be chosen from the audience. Cash prize and acclaim for the winner. Free admission. All participants get free movie tickets. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.

55 YEARS OF RECREATION AND THE RIVER, FRANCONIA
Friday June 13 3-9:30 PM as Dow Field. Games and demos 3-7 PM, food starts at 5 PM, music starts at 7 PM. Celebrate 55 years of recreation in Franconia, Sugar Hill, and Easton. Learn about native wild trout, fishing, fly tying, and casting workshops, a special “spawning run” race for kids, and lots more. Wicked Smart Horn Band. Free admission. For more information, recreation@franconianh.org.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: THE LUNCH BOX, BETHLEHEM
June 13 & 14 at 5:30 and 8:00 PM, June 15-17 at 7:30 PM, June 18 at 5:30 PM. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Middle class housewife Ila, trying to arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband, prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work. Unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a note in the following day’s lunchbox, and thus begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila. The comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.

SECOND FRIDAY ART NIGHT, LITTLETON
Friday June 13 5-8 PM Visit downtown galleries, ceramic fine artist Boyan Moskov will be at the League of NH Craftsmen Gallery from 5-7 PM. Enjoy musicians Rik Barron, The Dan Solomon Band, Morris Manning and more. Music on the lawn of the Littleton Community Center from 6-8 PM, bring a picnic, a blanket, and listen to Nate & Linney. Music continues 8-10PM on the newly built Pollyanna Vista.

POLLYANNA GLAD DAY AND CELEBRATION WEEKEND, LITTLETON
Friday June 13 - Sunday June 15. Celebrate the Pollyanna spirit. Activities all weekend. Ceremony at 11 AM at the statue in front of Littleton Public Library. Noon ribbon-cutting for projects that will link Main Street with the Ammonoosuc River. Community Day at the Littleton Community Center 9 AM - 2 PM, activities for kids, flea market, music from North Country Community Radio, food. For more information, visit bit.ly/begladandcelebrate or call 603 444 6561.

WHITE MOUNTAIN STRONGMAN/STRONGWOMAN CONTEST, LITTLETON
Saturday June 14 10 AM at Remich Park. Come see men and women from all over New England and Canada compete in extraordinary feats of strength. Events include log press, truck pull, car dead lift, atlas stones, farmers walk/keg carry medley. $5 adults, kids under 12 free. Hosted by ACE Fitness, all proceeds to the Gene McDonough Scholarship Fund and New Digs for Dogs Rescue in Haverhill, NH. For more information, contact Ryan Largay at acebarbell@yahoo.com.

TOUR AN AREA OF THE ROCKS ESTATE NORMALLY OFF-LIMITS, BETHLEHEM
Saturday June 14 at 10 AM - noon. For lovers of local history and nature. The Rocks offers a guided tour of an area of the historic estate that is normally not open to visitors, discussing the plants, birds and history along the way. Limited to 25 people, $10, bring a bag lunch to carry on the tour. For more information or to reserve a spot visit www.therocks.org.

BLUES ON THE RIVER BENEFITS RIVER REDEVELOPMENT, LITTLETON
Saturday June 14 2-7 PM Schilling Beer Company, 18 Mill Street. Musical event fund-raiser, all proceeds go toward river redevelopment.  Hosted by the River District Commission & Schilling Beer Company. Listen to live music by Tritium Well, Dave Keller Band, and  Brooks Young Band. Tickets $30 in advance available at bit.ly/bluesontheriver, or $35 at the door, must be 21 or over.

HOBBLEBUSH BOOKS POETS READING, FRANCONIA
Saturday June 14 at 6 PM The Frost Place, 158 Ridge Road. Poets from Hobblebush Books, a local NH publisher read at The Frost Place. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit frostplace.org.

WEST COAST SWING LESSONS WITH FAYE GREARSON AND SOCIAL DANCING, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday June 14 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.

FATHER'S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT LITTLETON FARMERS' MARKET
Sunday June 15 9AM - 1 PM in front of the Littleton Senior Center, support the Littleton Fire Department's Eureka Hose Company No. 1 programs while treating dad to breakfast prepared by Littleton's finest. Kids can explore the fire truck and Cal-Ex ambulance.

CLASSICOPIA AMERICAN SONGBOOK, HAVERHILL
Sunday June 15 at 4 PM Alumni Hall at Court Street Arts. Enjoy the greatest songs of the 20th century composed by George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, and others. Energetic atmosphere created by mezzo-soprano Erma Mellinger and pianist Daniel Weiser. Tickets $20. For more information, visit http://courtstreetarts.org/events.html.

THE ABOLITIONISTS OF NOYES ACADEMY, HAVERHILL
Tuesday June 17 at 7 PM Court Street Arts/Alumni Hall. Dan Billin of Lebanon presents the story of one of the first integrated schools in the nation. Opened in 1835, Noyes Academy attracted African-American student but outraged community members raised a mob that dragged the academy off its foundation and ran the students out of town. While NH' first experiment with equal education was brief, it launched the public careers of a trio of extraordinary African-American leaders. Free and open to the public.  A grant from the NH Humanities Council to the Haverhill Historical Society makes this presentation possible.

DINE OUT AND SUPPORT SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE
Weds. June 18 5-9 PM. Dine at The Ninety Nine, Meadow Street, Littleton and 15% of your bill will be donated to Second Chance Animal Rescue. For more information, visit www.secondchancear.org.

ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM CELEBRATES 21ST ANNUAL READINGS IN THE GALLERY
Wednesday June 18 at 7 PM at the Athenaeum Art Gallery. 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.

SEEKING STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 9-12 FOR EXTENDED-LEARNING ARTS INITIATIVE
This summer, the Arts Alliance of Northern NH is launching a program for northern NH high school students. Creative students who are excited about one or more art forms (writing, visual art, music, theatre, dance, design, craft, and more) and who also may have an interest in community service are encouraged to apply. This is a chance for hands-on art-making experiences with professional artists and an opportunity to help strengthen the arts throughout our region. Interested students can apply at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9eftmznc67f226a&oseq=&c=&ch= or should contact the Arts Alliance at 603 323 7302 or programs@aannh.org.  

THE EXCHANGE ON THE ROAD WITH LAURA KNOY, BETHLEHEM
Thursday July 10 at 6:30 PM Colonial Theatre. The event is free to attend but tickets are required. To register for tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nhpr-presents-exchange-on-the-road-in-bethlehem-tickets-11573517703. Join Laura Knoy and a panel of experts on stage at the Colonial discussing the challenges and successes of Main Street Economies throughout the North Country. Questions from the audience will be taken. Reception before the event at 5:30 PM. Program begins promptly at 6:30 PM. Supported in part by The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation.

5K RUN/WALK BENEFITS BOY SCOUTS & SKI MT. EUSTIS, LITTLETON
Sunday August 17 race starts at 10 AM, registration on race day is 9-9:30. Start and end at VFW, 600 Cottage Street. Run to the top of Mt. Eustis and back. All money raised benefits Ski Mt. Eustis, a non-profit organization working to re-open the Mt. Eustis ski area, and also benefits Boy Scout Troop 2009, which has been committed to improved outdoor education in the greater Littleton area for over 75 years.  For more information or to register online visit http://www.tendercorp.com/5krunwalk.