North Country Events
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.
WANTED: ADULTS IN THE NORTH COUNTRY WHO WANT TO MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of NH is looking for North Country adults who want to make a positive difference in the life of an abused child or youth. Training will be provided starting on August 23. Applications to participate in the training are being accepted now. To apply to be trained as a volunteer CASA, contact Jen Buteau at 603 752-9670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundays Bethlehem 6 PM at the town gazebo
Thursdays Lisbon 3-6 PM
Fridays Franconia 4-7 PM
Saturdays Bethlehem 10 AM - 2 PM
Sundays Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM
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/
PATCHWORK PLAYERS: DRACULA
Thursday August 7 at 11 AM Medallion Opera House, Gorham
Friday August 8 at 11 AM Weathervane Theatre, Whitefield
Wednesday August 13 at 11 AM Rialto Theatre, Lancaster
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.
MEET THE AUTHOR: CHARLES POVERMAN, FRANCONIA
Thursday August 7 at 7 PM Abbie Greenleaf Library, Main Street. Poverman will discuss his latest novel, "Love by Drowning", a story of suspense and obsession. Poverman is an award-winning writer of short stories and novels, a Fullbright scholar, an NEA grant recipient, and former university creative writing director. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 823 8424.
OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN: SUBSTANCE & SYMBOL, LANCASTER
Thursday August 7 at 7 PM Weeks State Park Summit Lodge, 2 miles south of Lancaster on Route 3. Presentation by Maggie Stier. 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
OPEN MIC NIGHT & TALENT SHOW, BETHLEHEM
Thursday August 7 at 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street. Free admission. Sign up the night of the show by 7 PM to perform. Calling all musicians, tap dancers, jugglers, and singers. Three judges chosen from the audience. Cash prize and acclaim for the winner. All participants get free movie passes. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.
POETRY READINGS AT THE FROST PLACE, FRANCONIA
Thursday August 7 and Friday August 8 at 8 PM, 158 Ridge Road. Poets reading include 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.
WEATHERVANE THEATRE, WHITEFIELD
Thursday, Saturday and Weds. August 7, 9 & 13 see Next to Normal. Friday August 8 see Mary Poppins. Monday August 11 see God of Carnage. Tuesday August 12 see Cotton Club. 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.
OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN FIELD TRIP, LANCASTER
Friday August 8 from 9 AM to 3 PM meet at Weeks State Park main gate to carpool, 2 miles south of Lancaster on Route 3. Led by Maggie Stier & Dick Hamilton. $15 for tram, open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/weeks-state-park.aspx
CHILDREN'S THEATRE: GEORGE AND THE DRAGON, CINDERELLA
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 8 and Saturday August 9: George and the Dragon
Wednesday August 13: Cinderella
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/.
SECOND FRIDAYS ART NIGHT, LITTLETON
Friday August 8 5-9 PM. Throughout Littleton Center, on Main Street and along the river. Art, music, food, and more. Many participating galleries, restaurants and stores.
MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: BEGIN AGAIN, BETHLEHEM
Friday & Saturday August 8 & 9 at 5:30 and at 8:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday August 10-12 at 7:30 PM and Weds. August 13 at 5:30 PM. The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.
NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS
Friday August 8 at 7:30 PM Alumni Hall at Court Street Arts, Haverhill and Saturday August 9 at 7:30 PM at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117, Sugar Hill. The players explore rousing dance music from a myriad of cultures, with their guest, internationally acclaimed composer, performer, and band leader, LJOVA. This cross-genre collaboration draws inspiration from klezmer, jazz, and other improvised genres. For more information, visit whitemountainsmusicfestival.com.
ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS PRESENT "THE DINING ROOM"
Friday August 8 and Saturday August 9 at 7:30 PM, Friday August 15 and Saturday August 16 at 7:30 PM and Sunday August 17 at 2 PM. The auditorium at St. Johnsbury Academy. "The Dining Room" by A. R. Gurney is a comic drama focused on the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, a place where families gather for all occasions. Tickets $10 at the door. For more information and advanced ticket sales, visit www.catamountarts.org.
6TH ANNUAL DALTON TOWN SQUARE FAIR
Saturday August 9 8-3 Silent auction with furniture, household items, art, building materials, gift certificates for goods and services. Flea market, crafters, farmers' market. Chicken BBQ 11-2 including homemade salads, baked beans, desserts and cold drinks, dine under the tent or in the town hall. Dalton Public Library will hold their book sale, Dalton Historical Society displays. All proceeds help pay for utilities and maintenance of the Dalton Town Hall, which is available for public and private functions year round. For more information, contact Terri Parks at 603 837 9120.
TENT SALE FUNDRAISER FOR SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE, LITTLETON
Saturday August 9 starting at 9 AM, field adjacent to Sears on Meadow Street. All items donated. All proceeds go to Second Chance. To donate, contact the shelter at 603 259 3244. Volunteers at the shelter always welcome.
WHITEFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE
Saturday August 9 at 9:30 AM - 1 PM, 8 Lancaster Road (Route 3). On sale will be children's and adult hard-covers, paperbacks, audios and videos, all at very low prices. Proceeds are used to purchase new library materials. After 12 noon, a "bag o'books" will cost $ 3.00. There will also be Friends of the Library T-Shirts for sale as well as locally made, beaded bookmarks. For more information, call the library at (603)837-2030, or email email@example.com.
BACK SHED STRING BAND, WOODSVILLE
Saturday August 9 at 6 PM Railroad Park. Wit Paul Amey.
NH'S ONE-ROOM RURAL SCHOOLS: ROMANCE AND REALITY, FRANCONIA
Saturday August 9 at 7 PM Abbie Greenleaf Library Meeting Room, Main Street. Presentation by Steve Taylor. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAY CRAVEN'S NORTHERN BORDERS, LITTLETON
Saturday August 9 at 7:30 PM Littleton Opera House, Union Street with special guest Jay Craven. Based on the novel by Howard Frank Mosher, starring Bruce Dern & Genevieve Bujold, filmed in Vermont and NH, this is the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge, who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents’ Vermont farm in 1956, where he experiences wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. Tickets $12 at the door. For more information, visit kingdomcounty.org.
WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sunday August 10 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.
GO KAYAKING ON LAKE UMBAGOG
Sunday August 10 starting at 10 AM Cambridge Boat Launch, leader Gary Coulombe. Bring your boats, gear, and sunscreen for a fun tour around Lake Umbagog. Enjoy a wildlife refuge, pack a lunch and plenty of drinking water for a local adventure. For more information, call Gary at 603 732 0102. Rain date Sunday August 24.
WEATHERVANE THEATRE ALUMNI SHOW FUNDRAISER, WHITEFIELD
Sunday August 10 at 2 PM at the Weathervane Theatre on Route 3. Weathervane Theatre alumni return for "Constant Cravings" a musical revue about food, drink and those things we can't resist. Conceived and directed by Kirsti Carnahan, the show features songs such as Java Jive, The Frim Fram Sauce, Hey Good Lookin', Something Cool, and Saturday Night Fish Fry. Proceeds benefit the Weathervane Theatre Alumni Association, which works to foster an awareness of the importance of theatre arts in the North Country. Tickets $25.
THE FESTIVAL OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS, HAVERHILL
Sunday August 10 at 3-6 PM Alumni Hall at Court Street Arts. Sample culinary delights from area restaurants, artisan cheese makers, small farms, confectionaries, craft breweries, wineries and more. Admission includes samples, a souvenir glass, door prizes, live music with fiddler Patrick Ross and The Van Burens, plus activities for kids. Attendees wishing to sample alcohol must provide a valid photo ID the day of the event. Non-alcohol beverages will be available. Tickets $20 food, $25 food and drink, $5 kids 5-12, under 5 free. For more information, visit http://courtstreetarts.org/events.html.
BOOKS OF JEWISH INTEREST CLUB, BETHLEHEM
Tuesdays 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 chatting. Light refreshments. All welcome. For more information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.
Tuesday August 12 5-8 PM Watch local artists demonstrate their skills, purchase works of art and fine crafts directly from artists, shop at the farmers' market, pick up fresh jams, produce, breads, flowers, and more. Eat at local restaurants, listen to local musicians, concert on the common, stores open late. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/507080436027648/?ref=br_tf
THEATRE UNDER THE STARS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday August 12 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: THE YO-YO PEOPLE, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday August 13 at 11 AM The Colonial, 2050 Main Street. Tickets $6 at the door. This husband and wife duo bring back that nostalgic toy, reminding you of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazing you with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and Iron Whip. Yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos looping while hula hooping and unicycling are just some of their finely tuned feats. High skill and deft timing to swingin’ music coupled with high energy and sarcastic humor make the Yo-Yo People a favorite for every age. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/childrens-series.
NORTH COUNTRY HOSPITALS AFFILIATION COMMUNITY MEETING, LITTLETON
Wednesday August 13 6:15-7:15 PM Littleton Regional Healthcare Conference Center, 580 St. Johnsbury Road. This is an information presentation and discussion to address questions related to the recent announcement of the North Country Hospitals Affiliation. Learn how this affiliation may affect your hospital. The affiliation includes Littleton Regional Healthcare, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Weeks Memorial Hospital and Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital. For more information, visit http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102783420928-668/community_meetings.pdf
WILDLIFE IN MOTION, BETHLEHEM
Weds. August 13 at 7 PM Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Road. A naturalist from the Squam Lakes Science Center will share myths and facts about how animals move and will bring three live animals along to illustrate the discussion. The program is part of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series, which continues on Wednesdays in August. For more information, visit www.therocks.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