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Thursday Whitefield 6 PM
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/
WHITE MOUNTAIN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday July 17 at 6 PM, Colonial Theatre, Main Street. Liberty Heights is the movie, guest speaker Baron Wormser sets the stage for the film with his talk about growing up in Baltimore in the late 50s and 60s. Light refreshments. Six films on four Thursdays during the summer. For season pass discounts and additional information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org
MUSIC: BANJOS, BONES AND BALLADS, LANCASTER
Thursday July 17 at 7 PM Weeks State Park Summit Lodge, 2 miles south of Lancaster on Route 3. Presentation by Jeff Warner. 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
POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Thursday July 17 and Friday July 18 at 8 PM, 158 Ridge Road. Poets reading include 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.
WEATHERVANE THEATRE, WHITEFIELD
Thursday and Monday July 17 & 21 see Cotton Club. Friday July 18 see Annie. Saturday July 19 see 39 Steps. Tuesday & Weds. July 22 & 23 see Mary Poppins. 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.
PATCHWORK PLAYERS: THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
Friday July 18 at 11 AM Weathervane Theatre, Whitefield and Wednesday July 23 at 11 AM The Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem. The Weathervane Theatre's Patchwork Players present this Han Christian Andersen tale of a proud and vain Emperor whose desire to dress for success is turned topsy-turvy by two clever tailors. Music by Paul Marsalzowki. Tickets $6 at the door. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/childrens-series.
ATTENTION JUNIOR AUTHORS & JOURNALISTS: YOUTH SPEAKS, LITTLETON
Friday July 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. Contact Steffaney Smith, 603/444-5741, or by email: email@example.com, for further information.
CHILDREN'S THEATRE: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, EXCALIBUR
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 18 and Saturday July 19: Beauty and the Beast
Wednesday July 23: Excalibur
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: BELLE, BETHLEHEM
Friday & Saturday July 18 & 19 at 5:30 and at 8:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday July 20 - 22 at 7:30 PM and Weds. July 23 at 5:30 PM. Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.
NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS PRESENTS SONGS OF LIFE AND LOVE, LITTLETON & WELLS RIVER
Friday July 18 7:30 PM at Littleton Opera House and Saturday July 19 7:30 PM Wells River Congregational Church. A program of short works, both classical and popular, by Carole King, Brahms, Kodaly, Barber, Durufle, Morley, and Orlando di Lasso, and featuring a medley from Bernstein and Sondheim's "West Side Story". Bob Mead, Guest Conductor, Jean Anderson, Pianist, admission at the door $10, includes ice cream. For more information, visit northcountrychorus.org.
CARTOONS BY KAIO SCOTT, LITTLETON
Saturdays 10:30-1 and Friday August 8 4:30-7 PM, Little Village Toy & Book Shop, 81 Main Street. Kaio Scott will turn you or your children into a cartoon for $3 per person. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/littlevillagetoybookshop or www.facebook.com/CartoonsbyKaio.
SHAPE NOTE SINGING, BERLIN
Saturday July 19, 6-9 PM 921 Main Street. Berlin Sacred Harp is an American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part haymns and anthems, not for performance, but for the joy of making music together. Participants should come ready to make a joyful noise. Suggested donation $3. Bring a snack to share at the break if you are able. For more information, visit wrencommunity.org.
NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS: STORIES FROM THE CARAVAN
Saturday July 19 at 7:30 PM at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117, Sugar Hill and Sunday July 20 at 4 PM at Mountain View Grand Hotel, Whitefield. The players celebrate the legacy of Gypsy music in the classical tradition. Explore the influence of Roma musical culture in composers from Bartok to Brahms. Featuring guitarist Oren Fader. For more information, visit www.whitemountainsmusicfestival.com.
DAY LONG MUSICAL EVENT AT HISTORIC POORE FAMILY FARM, STEWARTSTOWN
Sunday July 20 2-10 PM Poore Farm Museum, from Colebrook take 145 N for 7 miles, look for signs. Varied music including rock, blues, old time cowboy songs, bluegrass, upbeat progressive rock, vocals. MC DJ Tiffany aka Lady Beefheart, Harold Boydston, Strawberry Farm Band, White Wolf with the Wolfpack, Worthy Bones, Canopy, Dire Wolf Fire Dancers. $15 suggested donation includes camping. Bring a chair or blanket. For more information, call 603 237 5500.
WHITE MOUNTAIN GARDEN CLUB HOSTS FUND-RAISING AUCTION & SALE, BETHLEHEM
Sunday July 20 4-8 PM The Rocks Estate, Route 302. Offerings include ski tickets, restaurant meals, special treasures, lawn and garden assistance. Silent auction also. All proceeds support Copper cannon Camp, Weeks State Park, Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Audubon Society, 4H Foundation of NH, and town beautification projects in Sugar Hill, Lancaster, Whitefield, and Franconia. A variety of food and wine will also be available.
BOOKS OF JEWISH INTEREST CLUB, BETHLEHEM
Tuesdays July 22, August 12, 19, Sept. 2, 16 at 4 PM, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation library, Strawberry Hill Road off Route 302. Come to any or all of the meetings. No assigned books. Just bring a book you would enjoy recommending to other readers, or just come to enjoy the book chattin. Light refreshments. All welcome. For more information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.
SHAKESPEARE UNDER THE STARS: YOUNG PEOPLE'S PLAYERS , BETHLEHEM
Tuesday July 22 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.
JERE DANIELL PRESENTS THE STORY OF LANDAFF'S ORIGINS
Weds. July 23 at 7 PM Landaff Town Hall. Landaff's retired Dartmouth College history professor, Jere Daniell, will the present a specially developed program entitled: "A Contested Birth in Dartmouth College, the State of NH and Origins of Landaff 1770-1791". Sponsored by the Lisbon Historical Society in honor of Landaff's 250th birthday celebration this year. Free, all welcome, light refreshments. For more information, call 603 236 1724.