North Country
12:21 pm
Thu November 22, 2012

North Country Events

A Waco biplane over the Presidentials. Chris Jensen for NHPR

Compiled by Tova Cohen of Franconia

The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

VFW FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER, LITTLETON
Thursday Nov. 22, VFW Post 816, 600 Cottage Street, Littleton, doors open at 12:30, dinner served approximately 2PM, no charge, donation only, please join us and bring a friend. For more information: 444-5750.

AMC HIGHLAND CENTER ACTIVITIES, BRETTON WOODS
MOVIES at 7:30 PM:
Thurs. Nov. 22 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Fri. Nov. 23 A Charlie Brown Christmas
Sun. Nov. 25 Ski Sentinels, the can-do spirit of the National Ski Patrol
Mon. Nov. 26 Warren Miller's Cold Fusion about world-class ski and snowboard athletes
Tues. Nov. 27 Warren Miller's Storm about skiers, snowboarders, and blizzard
Weds. Nov. 28 Steep, a documentary about extreme skiing
 

HIKES:
Thurs. Nov. 22 1 PM Elephant Head
Friday Nov. 23 7:30 AM Signs of Moose, 9 AM Mt. Willard
Sat. Nov. 24 7:30 AM Water Falls Hike, 9 AM Arethusa Falls
Sun. Nov. 25 7:30 AM First Tracks Hike, 10 AM Red Bench Hike
Mon. Nov. 26 7:30 AM Morning Nature Walk, 9 AM Middle Sugarloaf
Tues. Nov. 27 7:30 AM Morning Nature Walk, 9 AM Mt. Willard
Weds. Nov. 28 9AM Mt. Avalon


TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS:
Thurs. Nov. 22 11 AM Trees, Leaves, and Bark Table Talk
               2-4 PM Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
               2 M Skins 'n Skulls
               4 PM Green Technology Tour and Trash Table Talk
Fri. Nov. 23 1-3 PM Kids' Crafts
             10 AM-4 PM Colonial Outpost, with reenactor Bill Moss
             2 PM Animal Tracks Table Talk
             4 PM Fireside Social Hour & Trivia, Jr. Naturalist Awards
             7:30 PM Stargazing with Mitra
Sat. Nov. 24 10 AM-4 PM Traditional Colonial Crafts, White Coopering
             2 PM Afternoon games on the playscape
             4 PM Fireside social hour & story telling with Andy Cheney
             7:30 PM Life & Times of the 18th Century, more stories
Weds. Nov. 28 1 PM What to Pack for Winter Table Talk

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL, SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, BETHLEHEM
Nov. 23-28, 7:30 PM, Weds. 5:30 PM and 2 for 1 buddy night. Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Last movie of the season.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE AND VISIT FROM SANTA, LITTLETON
Friday. Nov. 23, noon, parade begins at the intersection of Union Street and Beacon Street, travels along Union Street to Main Street and passes the reviewing stand at Thayer's Inn. This year's theme is Miracle on Main Street. After the parade, Santa will be welcoming visitors and be available for photographs at the Littleton Opera House. While waiting to see Santa, there will be activities available for children including cookie and candy cane decorating.

PARADE OF LIGHTS AND FIREWORKS, BERLIN
Friday Nov. 23 7 PM, Main Street, Berlin. Meet Santa Claus, live mannequins in storefronts from 6 - 7:30, fireworks. For more information call Berlin Main Street Program at 752-6246 or e-mail berlinmainstreetprogram@gmail.com

LISBON LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS TREE SALES BENEFIT LOCAL FOOD BANKS
Starting Nov. 24th, the Lisbon Lions Club is selling Christmas trees on Saturdays and Sundays at the New England Wire Technologies parking lot on Route 302 in Lisbon from 9 AM-4 PM while supplies last. Half the proceeds will be donated to local food banks.

KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS NEEDED
The Lisbon Lions Club is looking for folks to knit or crochet hats, mittens and scarves for Santa to deliver to children in Lisbon, Lyman and Landaff on Christmas Eve. Please call Mrs. Claus if you would like to help, 838-5043,

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT THE FRANCONIA HERITAGE MUSEUM
Saturdays, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, and 15 from 10 AM – 2 PM. The Franconia Heritage Museum gift shop features a large selection of Joan Hannah's pottery, beautiful hand knit mittens, scarves, baby blankets, Chez Shea origami ornaments, hand crafted greeting cards, historic books by local authors, many one-of-a-kind items, reasonable prices, great place for kids to find that special gift for parents and grandparents. All proceeds from the gift shop benefit the Franconia Heritage Museum in its mission to preserve local history. The Annual Christmas Open House will be Saturday Dec. 8 from 2-4PM in the beautifully decorated Victorian farm house. Greet old friends, make new friends, savor some tasty refreshments, and enjoy carol singing led by Charlie Micciche. All welcome! For more information: heritagemuseum@myfairpoint.net or 603 823 5000.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR SPONSORED BY TWIN MOUNTAIN - BRETTON WOODS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sat. Nov. 24, 9 AM-3 PM, Carroll Town Hall gymnasium, at the junction of Routes 3 and 302 in Twin Mountain. Area artisans, wood-crafted items, pine wreaths, maple syrup, gift baskets, crocheted items, fleece and knit hats, chocolates, ornaments, knit sweaters, jewelry, photos, cards, stuffed animals, local interest books. For more information call John Woolhouse at 603 846 5434.

CAMPBELL FAMILY SOUTHERN GOSPEL CONCERT, LITTLETON
Sunday Nov. 25, 10:30AM, Littleton Crossroads Church, 1091 Meadow Street, Littleton. New England's first family of southern gospel. For more information call 444 2525.

MILES AND MILES OF MUSIC ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION, WOODSVILLE
Sunday Nov. 25, 1-5 PM, at the Robert E. Clifford (R.E.C) Memorial Building, 65 South Court Street, Woodsville, NH. Acoustic string music jam supported by the Haverhill Recreation Department and Pete and Rita Stimson. If you sing "old country" we want you! If you enjoy music and would like to listen, your entry is free but donations are appreciated. Bring your own chair. To confirm date, or if you have questions or want more information call Pete at 603 787 6155 or Sherri at 603 787 6096. No drums or horns.

WREN BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES THE HUNGER GAMES, BETHLEHEM
Tues. Nov. 27, 6:30 PM, WREN Central, Main Street, Bethlehem. Discussion of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Everyone is welcome at the Free WREN Book Club. Bring a dish to share as well as your thoughts on the current selection. Eat, drink, and have lively conversation.

WHAT DO YOU WANT THE NORTH COUNTRY TO LOOK LIKE IN 20 YEARS? COLEBROOK?
Tues. Nov. 27, 7 PM, Colebrook Town Office Court Room. The last in a series. Come join the discussion and voice your vision for the future of the region. Can't attend? Enter your thoughts online here http://www.granitestatefuture.org/get-involved/add-your-ideas/ Read about previous disussions here: http://www.granitestatefuture.org/regions/north-country/

THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS, BETHLEHEM
Weds. Nov. 28, 5:30 PM, in the Gallery at WREN, Main Street, Bethlehem. A presentation and discussion with Marianne Jones, Executive Director of the Women's Fund of NH, a statewide foundation that focuses all of its resources on women and girls in the Granite State.

COUNTRY MUSIC STAR CLINT BLACK IN CONCERT, ST. JOHNSBURY
Weds. Nov. 28, 7 PM, Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury. Presented by Kingdom County Productions (www.kindomcounty.org), reserved seats $29 - $95, purchase online at CatamountArts.org or call 802-748-2600.

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