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Franconia and Twin Mountain Saturday July 5
Thursday Whitefield 6 PM Town Common
Saturday Franconia 7 PM Dow Field
Sundays Bethlehem 6 PM at the Town Gazebo
Thursdays Lisbon 3-6 PM
Fridays Franconia 4-7 PM
Saturday Bethlehem 10 AM - 2 PM
Sundays Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM
JIN SHIN JYUTSU PRACTITIONER PRESENTATION, LITTLETON
Wednesday July 2 at 6 PM at Studio 42, 42 Mill Street. Studio 42 hosts Irene Lambert, a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner for 26 years. She will give an introduction to the relationship of fingers to the organ functions and other stresses in the body. She'll show us what fingers to grasp to relieve certain stresses in the body. It'll run for approximately an hour. It's a free event. Open to the public.
ALLAGASH REFLECTIONS CANOEING, LOGGING HISTORY & NATURE, LANCASTER
Thursday July 3 at 7 PM Weeks State Park Summit Lodge, 2 miles south of Lancaster on Route 3. Presentation by Sam Stoddard about canoeing and camping along the Allagash River of northern Maine. Come early and enjoy the park trails and views, climb the fire tower for one of the best views north of the notches, bring a picnic supper. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/weeks-state-park.aspx
CONTRA DANCE, PEACHAM VT
Thursday July 3 7-10 PM Peacham Town Gym. Calling by Mary Wesley to live music by the PARSNIPS. No experience or partner needed. For more information, call 802 592 3140.
NUNSENSE AT JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Thursday through Saturday July 3 through July 5, at 7:30 PM, Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. Surviving nuns start a greeting card business and stage a variety show to raise funds to bury 52 sisters accidentally killed by their cook's tainted vicyssoise. For more information, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2014-season/nunsense-2014/.
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE LIVE AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday July 3 at 8 PM, Main Street. $22. Justin Townes Earle has broadened his roots-country sound to incorporate folk and gospel music. The son of Steve Earle, named for the legendary Townes Van Zandt, born to be an iconoclast. The younger Earle has already released five albums in his relatively short career - the latest of which is last year's Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now. To purchase tickets online, visit www.bethlehemcolonial.org.
CHILDREN'S THEATRE: RUMPLESTILTSKIN, THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
Fridays at 2 PM at the Littleton Opera House
Saturdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 AM at Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln
Friday July 4 and Saturday July 5: Rumplestiltskin
Wednesday July 9: The Princess and the Pea
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/.
MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: CHEF, BETHLEHEM
July 4-9, 5:30 & 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Sunday, Monday Tuesday, and 5:30 PM Weds. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.
OLD HOME DAY, FRANCONIA
Saturday July 5, events all day throughout Franconia village. 10K road race, pancake breakfast, flea market, artisan show, library book sale, children's activities, magic show, barbeque, parade, duck sweepstakes, concert, fireworks. For schedule details, visit http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103755119734-2873/Old+home+day-schedule-2014.pdf. To participate in the parade - all entries- contact Tinker Stevenson at 823-5661 or 616-3475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECOND ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, TWIN MOUNTAIN
Saturday July 5, St. Patrick's Church grounds on Route 302, events all day. 5K run/walk starting at the Twin Mountain Town Hall with registration at 8 AM and race begins at 9 AM $15. Costs vary for games for kids, bouncy house, dunk tank, 50/50 bingo. crafters tables, bake sale, popcorn, food area featuring freshly grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage/peppers/onions and more. Live music by Still Kickin' from 6 to 9 PM. Fireworks when it gets dark.
10K FRANCONIA SCRAMBLE
Saturday July 5 Registration 7 AM at the gazebo on Dow Field. Runners & walkers start at 8 AM. Proceeds benefit Profile School.
WEATHERVANE THEATRE, WHITEFIELD
Saturday July 5 see Buble and Squeak. Tuesday and Weds. July 8 & 9 see Annie. 8 PM. The Weathervane Theatre is on Route 3 at 389 Lancaster Road, about 2 miles north of Whitefield center. Tickets $32 adults. For more information and to purchase tickets online visit www.weathervanetheatre.org.
WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sunday July 6 at 8 AM on the Whitefiled Town Common. All you can eat, $8 adults, $3 children under 12, pancakes, blueberries, all the fixings, sausage, baked beans, juice, coffee. Help the club raise money to support its efforts in the community. Six Sundays during the summer: July 6, 13, 27 and August 10, 24, and 31.
FROST DAY: AN ANNUAL CELEBRATION AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Sunday July 6 at 3 PM at 158 Ridge Road. Celebrate Robert Frost and poetry. Free, family friendly event. Sarah Audsley leads a 15-minute interactive children's game on Robert Frost, Robert Crawford 20-minute reading, Cammy Thomas 20-minute discussion of "The Silken Tent" by Robert Frost, Donald Sheehan bench dedication. For more information, visit frostplace.org.
NORTH OF THE NOTCH ECUMENICAL SINGERS PATRIOTIC CONCERT, LANCASTER
Sunday July 6 at 4 PM at the Rialto Theatre, Main Street. A special patriotic concert as part of Lancaster's 250th birthday celebrations, featuring the Joseph Martin cantata, Of Faith and Freedom, admission free, donations gratefully accepted.
BIG TRUCK DAY AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL, BATH
Tuesday July 8 10:30 AM Bath Village School. Children of all ages are invited to look in, sit in, touch, and honk dump trucks, heavy equipment, police and fire vehicles. Someone will be stationed at each vehicle to educate visitors, youngsters will have ice cream and the opportunity to win door prizes for attending, also playground time. Free and hosted by Bath Summer Reading Program.
SHAKESPEARE UNDER THE STARS: TWELFTH NIGHT, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday July 8 at 6:30 PM Town Gazebo weather permitting, otherwise Town Hall. Performance is 75 minutes, pay what you can, classical theater experience for all ages, professional actors, no microphones, for more information, visit www.shakespeareinthevalley.com.
COLONIAL CHILDREN'S SERIES: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday July 9 at 11 AM The Colonial, 2050 Main Street. The Weathervane Theatre's Patchwork Players present a new musical adaptation of the Jules Verne adventure with music and lyrics by Jacques Stewart. Tickets $6 at the door. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/childrens-series.
MAUDELLE DRISKELL AND REBECCA FOUST POETRY READING, FRANCONIA
Weds. July 9 at 7 PM at Abbie Greenleaf Library, Main Street. Poetry reading by well-known poet Maudelle Driskell, and Rebecca Foust, the 2014 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place. For more information, visit frostplace.org.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, LINCOLN
Wednesday July 9 through Saturday July 26, except Sundays. Shows at 7:30 PM except 2 PM matinees on Weds. July 16 and July 23. Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a craving for fresh blood. For more information, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2014-season/little-shop-of-horrors-2014/