North Country Events
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.
Thursday Whitefield 6 PM
Saturday Franconia 7 PM Dow Field
Sundays Bethlehem 6 PM at the town gazebo
Lisbon Thursdays 3-6 PM
Fridays Franconia 4-7 PM
Saturday Bethlehem 10 AM - 2 PM
Sundays Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM
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/
BENTON MACKAYE: FATHER OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, LANCASTER
Thursday July 10 at 7 PM Weeks State Park Summit Lodge, 2 miles south of Lancaster on Route 3. Presentation by Larry Anderson. 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
WEATHERVANE THEATRE, WHITEFIELD
Thursday, Friday and Weds. July 10, 11, & 16 see The 39 Steps. Saturday and Tuesday July 12 & 15 see Cotton Club. Monday July 14 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.
ATTENTION JUNIOR AUTHORS & JOURNALISTS: YOUTH SPEAKS, LITTLETON
Friday July 11 & 18 at 1:30 PM Littleton Public Library, Main Street. "Youth Speaks": writing workshops for young writers, facilitated by Tiegan Gilmore, a UNH English education major with extensive writing background. Fun creative writing activities, grouped by grade, free to students just completing grades 3 through 12. Attend one or all sessions, Contact Steffaney Smith, 603/444-5741, or by email: email@example.com, for further information.
CHILDREN'S THEATRE: THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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 11 and Saturday July 12: The Princess and the Pea
Wednesday July 16: Beauty and the Beast
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/.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES, BETHLEHEM
Friday July 11 at 5 PM, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation sanctuary, Strawberry Hill Road off Route 302. North Country Chamber Players (Bernard Rose, Miki-Sophia Cloud, Chris Finckel). Light refreshments after the concert. Tickets $10. For more information or series discount details, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.
LIVE AT THE COLONIAL: EILEEN IVERS & IMMIGRANT SOUL, BETHLEHEM
Friday July 11 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. Grammy awarded, Emmy nominated, London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, guest starred with over 40 orchestras, original Musical Star of Riverdance, Nine Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Sting, Hall and Oates, The Chieftains, 'Fiddlers 3' with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Regina Carter, Patti Smith, Al Di Meola, Steve Gadd, founding member of Cherish the Ladies, movie soundtracks including Gangs of New York, performed for Presidents and Royalty worldwide…this is a short list of accomplishments, headliners, tours, and affiliations. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.
TASTES TUNES AND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL, LITTLETON
Saturday July 12 4-8 PM. For more information visit http://littletonareachambernh.com/
MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: NIGHT MOVES, BETHLEHEM
Saturday July 12 at 5:30 and at 8:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday July 13 - 15 at 7:30 PM and Weds. July 16 at 5:30 PM. Three radical environmentalists come together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. A tale of suspence that explores the consequences of political extremism. From filmmaker Kelly Reichardt starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard. The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.
WEST COAST SWING LESSON AND DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday July 12 6:30 PM lesson followed by 7:30 PM dance. South Congregational Church, Main Street, next to St. Johnsbury Academy. Open dance features various types of music including Latin, smooth, and more. $7.50 for the evening will be a donation to the church. Students $5. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED AT LANCASTER FAIRGROUNDS
Saturday July 12 at 7 PM Admission is free. The twin sons of Ricky Nelson, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson bring their Ricky Nelson Remembered tour to Lancaster. The five-year old tour is a response to requests from fans, a celebration more than a tribute, a live version of a biography. For more information, visit www.rickynelsonremembered.com.
NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS: FOUR SEASONS IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
Saturday July 12 at 7:30 PM at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117, Sugar Hill and Sunday July 13 at 4 PM at Mountain View Grand Hotel, Whitefield. Vivaldi's Four Seasons, featuring Max Tan. For more information, visit www.whitemountainsmusicfestival.com.
WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sunday July 13 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.
GEORGE LOPEZ IN CONCERT, HAVERHILL
Sunday July 13 at 4 PM Alumni Hall at Court Street Arts. Pianist George Lopez has been featured across the globe as recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and collaborator. Mr. Lopez received critical acclaim for his interpretation of Bach's Goldberg Variations at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and performed the complete cycle of Beethoven Piano Concertos in his last two concert seasons. Tickets $20. For more information, visit http://courtstreetarts.org/events.html.
POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Sunday July 13 through Friday July 18 at 8 PM, 158 Ridge Road. Poets reading include Rebecca Foust, Cynthia Huntington, Jamaal May, Howeard Levy, Jay Baron Nicorvo, Maudelle Driskell, Rodney Jones, Vievee Francis, Ellen Dore Watson, Matthew Olzmann, Martha Rhodes, and participants in the Conference on Poetry and Teaching. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit frostplace.org.
THE CONNECTICUT: NEW ENGLAND'S GREAT RIVER, HAVERHILL
Monday July 14 at 7 PM Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall. Program offered by Adair Mulligan of Lyme Center, free and open to the public. The Haverhill Historical Society received a grant from the NH Humanities Council for this presentation.
A UNIQUE EVENING OF WINE, FOOD & ART, GORHAM
Tuesday July 15 5-8 PM Exchange Street. Presented by Gorham's ArtWalk, watch local artists demonstrate their skills, farmers' market, street musicians, concert on the common, wine-tasting tent. For more information, call 603 752 6060.
SHAKESPEARE UNDER THE STARS: MEASURE FOR MEASURE , BETHLEHEM
Tuesday July 15 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.
INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL ARTS INSTITUTE, BERLIN
Tuesday July 15th 7 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Northward Bound Summer Chamber Concert. For more information visit www.stkieranarts.org.
COIG: CAPE BRETON SUPER GROUP IN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, COLEBROOK
Tuesday July 15 at 7 PM Tillotson Center. Coig is a dynamic ensemble consisting of five solo acts, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, whistle, banjo, piano, considered one of Cape Breton's most captivating young bands, traditional music with driving tunes, haunting songs, and infectious energy. Sponsored by Great North Woods Committee for the Arts.
COLONIAL CHILDREN'S SERIES: JASON TARDY ATYPICAL JUGGLER, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday July 16 at 11 AM The Colonial, 2050 Main Street. Tickets $6 at the door. A heady mix of high-tech juggling, fire-eating, escape wizardry and crazy offbeat comedy. His fearlessness, outrageous risk-taking and constant off-kilter banter makes his show enjoyable for audiences of all ages. You have never seen juggling quite like this. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/childrens-series.
LITTLETON LIBRARY SUMMER SERIES FEATURES LOCAL AUTHORS
Weds. July 16 at 6:30 PM in the McLure Program Room, Littleton Public Library. Waterford VT author Beth Kanell, whose most recent young adult mystery, "Cold Midnight" brings to life a true murder case that took place nearly a century ago in St. Johnsbury, will speak about the "The Death of One Chinese Man: St. Johnsbury's Regrettable Cold Murder Case of 1921". The series continues on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays through the 3rd Wednesday in October.
ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM CELEBRATES 21ST ANNUAL READINGS IN THE GALLERY
Wednesday July 16 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.
THE MISSING PICTURE, AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Weds. July 16 at 8 PM The Colonial Theatre, Main Street. Directed by Rithy Panh, Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film. Panh's diary-like chronicle of his adolescent experiences in a forced labor camp under the destructive grip of the Khmer Rouge demonstrates cinema at the height of its powers. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.
5TH ANNUAL CULTIVATE CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL, BETHLEHEM
Weds. August 13 through Saturday August 16. Cultivate returns with a line-up of award-winning dance artists from around the world. Free dance classes for kids, dance performances, screendance festival, shared meals, opportunities for artists and audience to linger and mingle. This year the festival is structured to allow dancers of all levels the opportunity to dig deeper into the kind of movement research that most interests them, with 5 intensives and an array of master classes. For complete festival information visit www.CultivateDanceNH.com. To order tickets via Eventbrite visit
PEACHAM ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL, PEACHAM VT
Friday and Saturday August 15 & 16. Music genres include Celtic, old time fiddle, contra, blues, bluegrass and more. Concerts, dances, workshops, jams. Local and national talent. Crafts and food too. For program schedule, visit http://www.pamfest.com/home/schedule. For online ticket prices and/or purchase, visit http://www.pamfest.com/home/tickets.