North Country
8:01 am
Thu June 19, 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 Country trio Tim Berry, Kerry Smith, Russ Beck

FARMERS' MARKETS
Friday Franconia 4-7 PM
Sunday Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM

CELEBRATE ART ANNUAL DINNER & SILENT AUCTION, LITTLETON
Thursday June 19 at 6 PM, Littleton Elks Lodge, Route 302. Public fundraiser benefits the Littleton Studio School, tickets $35, or $250 for a table of 8. Purchase tickets at Littleton Studio School or League of NH Craftsmen Littleton Gallery. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/552410978208469/.

LIVE AT THE COLONIAL: FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday June 19 7:30 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.

LITTLETON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF TOURNAMENT
Friday June 20. Four-person scramble, contests, cash prizes, music, snacks, drinks. For more information visit http://littletonareachambernh.com/

WREN CELEBRATES 20TH BIRTHDAY WITH PARTY AND RAFFLE FUNDRAISER, BETHLEHEM
Friday June 20 5-7 PM at WREN on Main Street. Gala outdoor party benefits WREN programs. Cakes, raffles, mystery balloon prizes, live music by the Speakeasy Trio, refreshments, beverages. Grand Raffle prize is a Bethlehem Weekend Getaway Package for Sept. 19 & 20. Many local buisnesses have donated prizes. Tickets $10. For more information, visit www.wrenworks.org.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: LE WEEK-END, BETHLEHEM
June 20 at 5:30 and 8:00 PM, June 22-24 at 7:30 PM, June 25 at 5:30 PM. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship-or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock and grapple with love, loss, regret and, disappointment, in their own very English way. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.

SPIRITUAL ALCHEMY & MARCONIC “NO-TOUCH” HEALING SEMINAR, FRANCONIA
Friday June 20 at 6:30 PM at Neskaya Movement Arts Center. Free talk by Alison David Bird, former British medical journalist and originator of Marconic Energy Healing. Marconics raises one’s frequency by running Marconic Energy – Higher Light Encoded Frequencies – through selected points on the body’s own Axiatonal grid, assisting in healing and connecting to life in the Higher Dimensions. The Friday night talk will be followed by a Marconic ‘No-Touch’ Practitioner Certification Seminar and Marconic Reconnections on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.neskaya.com or call 603-823-5828.

SYMPHONY NH BRASS QUINTET, BERLIN
Friday June 20th 7 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Welcome summer with the best in brass ensemble music. For more information visit www.stkieranarts.org.

WEATHERVANE THEATRE OPEN AUDITIONS FOR COMMUNITY PERFORMERS, WHITEFIELD
Saturday June 21 at 10 AM at the Theatre's Grange Rehearsal Hall, Maple Street. Arrive prepared to sing a sample song and music, which you can find at www.weathervanetheatre.org, select Reach Us > Auditions & Employment.

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/.

NORTH COUNTRY RELAY FOR LIFE BENEFITS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, LITTLETON
Saturday June 21 3 PM through Sunday morning, Remich Park. Because cancer never sleeps, relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. Teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around the track, each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Celebrate the lives of survivors, remember loved ones lost, fight back against the disease. Even if you are not on a team, come enjoy the activities, raffles, camaraderie.  For more information, to donate, to register a team, to join a team, visit: www.relayforlife.org/northcountrynh.

MISS LITTLETON AREA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT
Saturday June 21 at 7 PM Littleton High School Auditorium. This year's theme: Glitz and Glamour. Special guests includ Miss NH 2014, Vocalist Max Sjostrom from Gorham, Miss Littleton Area 2013, Miss Littleton Area's Outstanding Teen 2013. Also, 2nd Annual Miss Littleton Area's Outstanding Teen Competition. Young ladies from Grafton, Coos & Carroll Counties competing, $12 per person admission.

MOVIE PREMIER OF "THE BEDROOM", A FILM BY ANDREW HAUPRICH, LITTLETON
Saturday June 21 at 7 PM, Studio 42, 42 Mill Street. Andrew Hauprich directed, wrote, and stars in the story of young man alone and dying, with Littleton NH as the backdrop. His world changes when he meets a young woman, played by Olivia Frable. The soundtrack was written & produced by Andrew Hauprich's band, Lucid Elephants. Admission is 99 cents and all proceeds go toward local arts. There will be an opportunity to meet and talk with the director, cast, and crew. Bring a floor pillow if you can.

LIVE AT THE COLONIAL: JIMMY TINGLE, BETHLEHEM
Saturday June 21 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Jimmy Tingle is regarded as one of the top social and political humorists in America. He has worked as a stand up comic, producer, writer, actor, filmmaker and commentator in several mediums from the early 1980’s to the present day.  For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.

POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Sunday June 22 through Thursday June 26 at 8 PM at 158 Ridge Road. Free and open to the public, poets of The Frost Place's Conference on Poetry and Teaching read poetry at The Frost Place. Poets include Teresa Carson, Iain Haley Pollock, Meg Kearney, Dawn Potter, Baron Wormser, and other poetry conference participants. For more information, visis frostplace.org.

SPIN, POP, BOOM: MAD SCIENCE PERFORMANCE, LITTLETON
Tuesday June 24 at 2 PM Littleton High School gymnasium. Littleton Public Library's summer reading program presents a free, public performance by Mad Science of Southern NH and Northern MA. This 45-minute science show of chemistry and physics reactions includes audience participation, is appropriate for all ages, and is funded in part by a grant from the NH State Library and donations from the Saul O. Sidore Memorial Foundation in Memory of Rebecca Spitz, as well as the NH State Council on the Arts. For more information, contact children's librarian Steffaney Smith at 444-5741 or littlibyouth@gmail.com.

CHILDREN'S THEATRE: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, LINCOLN
Wednesday June 25 at 9:30 AM at Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive. Children’s Theatre, the professional children’s performance company of Jean’s Playhouse, writes and performs eight children’s musicals every summer. Each is different and all promise a good time for adults and kids. For more information, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/for-kids/childrens-theatre/

INFORMATION SESSION ABOUT NH IMPLEMENTATION OF HEALTH PROTECTION PROGRAM, LITTLETON
Weds. June 25, 5:30-7 PM Littleton High School. For health care officials and those without health care, learn about implementation of new health care expansion program. With recent changes to New Hampshire law, there are new options for health insurance at little or no cost to those who qualify. Learn about the program, coverage, eligibility and how to apply. For more information, contact Alex McIntire at 603-224-5566 or amcintire@lkarno.com.

SEASON OPENING SOIREE BENEFITS JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, NUNSENSE LINCOLN
Wednesday June 25 5:30 PM Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. Meet the professional summer company, celebrate the opening of the 28th main stage season, hors d'oeuvres, specialty desserts, carving station, Mexican fiesta, seafood station. Tickets $50 per person include admission to Nunsense at 7:30 PM. For more information, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/events/opening-gala/.

THE ROLLING STONES: SWEET SUMMER SUN: HYDE PARK LIVE, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday June 25 8 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Captured live in the summer of 2013, the Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park, over 100,000 fans of all ages packed into the park for two spectacular outdoor concerts to watch Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. The Stones delivered a five star performance that had both fans and critics singing their praises. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.

CIRCUS SMIRKUS: INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CIRCUS, ST. JOHNSBURY
Weds. July 2 and Thursday July 3, 1 PM and 6 PM, Leonard Field. Reservations recommended as shows often sell out. Thirty stars ages 11 to 18, polished circus skills. Set sail for adventure on the high seas as Circus Smirkus presents Anchors Away for Atlantis. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit tickets.catamountarts.org/Circus.

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES "THE PARIS WIFE"
Thursday July 10 at 6 PM Bath Public Library. Paula McLain's novel tells the story of Hadley and Ernest Hemingway, deeply in love, ill-prepared for a life of hard drinking and free loving in the Jazz Age of Paris. As Ernest struggles to find his voice, Hadley finds her roles as wife, friend and muse more challenging. Eventually they face the ultimate crisis of their marriage. 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.

SUNRISE ASCENT ON MT. WASHINGTON
Sunday August 3 Fund raiser for Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country. Teams of volunteers ("mules") assist adaptive athletes to the summit of Mt. Washington on the auto road. ASPNC is seeking both adaptive athletes and mules. For more information or to register, visit http://www.SunriseAscent.org