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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
LINCOLN NH 250TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENTS
Saturday July 26 through Sunday August 3. Activities include pancake breakfast, memorial golf tournament, Lumber Jill's Lumberjack Show, fireworks, night hike, scavenger hunt, history presentation, ice cream social, music at the gazebo, community movie night, anniversary banquet, community block party, 5K run/walk, anniversary parade, opening and closing ceremonies. For a detailed schedule, visit http://lincoln250.org/schedule.shtml.
Wednesday July 30 through Saturday August 16, except Sundays. Shows at 7:30 PM except 2 PM matinees on Weds. August 6 and August 13. Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. With help from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. For more information, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2014-season/spamalot-2014/
GALA DINNER & AUCTION BENEFITS NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS, LISBON
Thursday July 31 5:30 PM The Barn at Bishop Farm, 33 Bishop Cutoff (Route 302). Auction items include Big Apple Weekend for 2, Timeshare at Disney World for 1 week, vintage wines, in-home concerts, multiple baskets filled with a variety of goodies, antiques, original art, in-home gourmet dinners, quilt sets, handcrafted jewelry, gift certificates, and more. $30 per person includes dinner, auction, & live music. 5:30 preview, 6:00 silent auction, dinner & music, 7:30 live auction. Proceeds benefit North Country Chamber Players' community outreach program. For more information, visit https://miki-cloud.squarespace.com/news-1/.
WHITE MOUNTAIN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday July 31 at 6 PM, Colonial Theatre, Main Street. Enemies: A Love Story. Guest speakers provide insight, light refreshments. For more information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org
CHASING ICE, MOVIE AT THE RIALTO, LANCASTER
Thursday July 31 at 7 PM Rialto Theatre, Main Street. For more information, visit http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/weeks-state-park.aspx
BOOK CLUB FOR WRITERS DISCUSSES SHORT STORIES, HAVERHILL
Thursday July 31 at 7 PM Haverhill Corner Library. The short stories of Andrea Barrett and Jim Shepherd will be discussed. Free and open to the public. Book club for writers is a fiction discussion program that meets four times a year. For more information call the library at 603 989 5578.
WHITE MOUNTAIN FLUTE CONSERVATORY FACULTY RECITAL, FRANCONIA
Thursday July 31 7:30 PM Franconia Community Church on Route 116 just over the bridge from Route 18 in Franconia Center. Faculty and advanced students will perform works by Bach, Dppler, Damarre, Briccialdi, Borne, Boehm. Free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted.
WEATHERVANE THEATRE, WHITEFIELD
Thursday July 31, Friday and Weds. August 1 & 6 see God of Carnage. Saturday August 2 see Annie. Monday August 4 see 39 Steps. Tuesday August 5 see Next to Normal. 8 PM plus a 2 PM show on Saturday. 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: DRACULA
Friday August 1 at 11 AM Weathervane Theatre, Whitefield
Wednesday August 6 at 11 AM Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem
The Weathervane Theatre's Patchwork Players present this Bram Stoker story adapted by Bert Bernardi with music from the 1960s. Not a spoof, but an inventive re-telling that will have you laughing to a musical beat. Tickets $6 at the door. Tickets $6 at the door. For more information, visit weathervane.org.
CHILDREN'S THEATRE: RIKKI TIKKI TAVI, GEORGE AND THE DRAGON
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 August 1 and Saturday August 2: Rikki Tikki Tavi
Wednesday August 6: George and the Dragon
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/.
FIRST FRIDAYS IN BETHLEHEM
Friday August 1 5-7 PM The Gallery at WREN: Action Painting by Cinzia Fiaschi, Ceramics by Kristine Soleri, live performance of action painting at 5:30. 6-9 PM Larcom Studios: These Are The Droids You're Looking For. 7-9 PM 42 Maple: Paula Wolcott Paintings Artist Reception, refreshments and music. 7-9 PM Maia Papaya: We All Begin As Strangers, Paintings by Larry Golden & Jason Tors. 5:30 & 8 PM Colonial Theatre, "Edge of Tomorrow", all tickets 99 cents in honor of the beginning of the Colonial's 99th season. For more details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1519485188267516/.
ICE, FIRE, AND MEMORIES: POEMS BY AVROM SUTZKEVER, BETHLEHEM
Friday August 1 at 5 PM, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation sanctuary, Strawberry Hill Road off Route 302. Guest speaker Geoffrey Brahmer presents a talk on the poet of the Vilna ghetto. Light refreshments. All welcome. For more information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.
MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: EDGE OF TOMORROW, BETHLEHEM
Friday & Saturday August 1 & 2 at 5:30 and at 8:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday August 3-5 at 7:30 PM and Weds. August 6 at 5:30 PM. The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.
MEET THE ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION: PAULA WOLCOTT PAINTINGS, BETHLEHEM
Friday August 1 7-9 PM at 42 Maple Art Gallery, 42 Maple Street. Light refreshments, live music.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER PARTY AT DOG MOUNTAIN, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday August 2 noon-4 PM The Stephen Huneck Gallery, 143 Parks Road, off Route 2, also know as Dog Mountain. 150 acres for four-legged friends and their two-legged companions, dog-friendly playground with hiking trails, swimming ponds for dogs, and the extraordinary Dog Chapel. Treats for all, bounce house for kids, for more information, email email@example.com.
NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS WITH GUEST HORN VIRTUOSO
Saturday August 2 at 7:30 PM at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117, Sugar Hill and Sunday August 3 at 4 PM Alumni Hall at Court Street Arts Haverhill. The players are joined by horn virtuoso Jacquelyn Adams in two works for horns: Mozart's Musical Joke and the Ferdinand Ries Septet. For more information, visit whitemountainsmusicfestival.com.
GARDEN PARTY BENEFITS JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, LINCOLN
Sunday August 3 at 5 PM at the home of Kathleen and Dolores. Join the cast and crew of the Papermill Theatre Company and Children's Theatre, staff, and board of Jean's Playhouse, and other local supporters of the arts. Food, beverages, entertainment. For more information, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/events/garden-party/.
ORGANIST PETER KRASINSKI IN CONCERT, BERLIN
Monday August 4th 7 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Transcripts and improvisations on St. Kieran's historic Hook & Hastings organ. For more information visit www.stkieranarts.org.
POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Monday August 4 through Friday August 8 at 8 PM, 158 Ridge Road. Poets reading include Patrick Donnelly, Cleopatra Mathis, Maudelle Driskell, Jennifer Grotz, Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, Rebecca Foust, Kerrin McCadden, Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr., Afaa Michael Weaver, and participants in the Poetry Seminar. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit frostplace.org.
THEATRE UNDER THE STARS: INTERACTIVE DRACULA, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday August 5 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.
VERONICA FRANCIS TO RECALL LIFE AT CIRCUS TOWNE, LITTLETON
Weds. August 6 6:30 PM McLure Program Room, Littleton Public Library, Main Street. Summer author series continues with Veronica Francis, local first-time writer whose recently published book, "Circus Towne: Forty Years of Fun and Fantasy" offers a humorous look at growing up in a family-owned tourist business. Free. For more information, call the library at 603 444 5741,
AN INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING PROGRAM, BETHLEHEM
Weds. August 6 at 7 PM Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Road. Husband and wife duo, storyteller Carolyn Hunt and visual artist Rick Hunt, the Laughing Couple, have been performing since 2006 all over New England and beyond. As Carolyn shares tales of the native peoples of the region, Rick creates a spontaneous 4 x 8 mural to illustrate the stories. Audience members will be invited to help illustrate the stories. The Bretzfelder Park Family Education Series continues on Wednesdays in August. For more information, visit www.therocks.org.
ONE OFF FEATURE AT THE COLONIAL: MANAKAMANA, BETHLEHEM
Weds. August 6 at 8 PM. Directors Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez present a documentary shot entirely inside the narrow bubble of a cable car, high above a jungle in Nepal, as it transports villagers and tourists to an ancient mountaintop temple. Comprised of 11 rides, each is a character study of its passengers and a window in to the rolling landscape of a country in transition from ancient tradition to modernity. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.