North Country
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Thu August 21, 2014

North Country Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

OUTDOOR CONCERTS
Saturdays Twin Mountain 7 PM at the town gazebo, junction of Routes 3 & 302
Sundays Bethlehem 6 PM at the town gazebo, corner of Main Street & Prospect Street

FARMERS' MARKETS
Thursdays Lisbon 3-6 PM
Fridays Franconia 4-7 PM
Saturdays Bethlehem 10 AM - 2 PM
Sundays Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM

THE 39 STEPS, LINCOLN
Wednesday August 20 through Saturday August 30, except Sundays. Shows at 7:30 PM except 2 PM matinee on Weds. August 27. Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater. For more information, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2014-season/the-39-steps-2014/

COMMUNITY POTLUCK DINNER AND SOCIAL, BATH
Thursday August 21 at 5 PM Bath Congregational Church. A chance to meet your neighbors and socialize with the community. Please bring a potluck covered dish to share. Beverages, plates, utencils provided or bring your own if you prefer. For more information, visit bathcc.org.

WHITE MOUNTAIN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday August 21 Colonial Theatre, Main Street. 5:30 PM Fill the Void, and 8 PM Walk on the Moon. Guest speakers provide insight, light refreshments. For more information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org

ANIMAL EXCAVATORS, LANCASTER
Thursday August 21 at 7 PM Weeks State Park Summit Lodge, 2 miles south of Lancaster on Route 3. Presentation by Squam Lakes Science Center naturalist. Brief annual meeting at 6 PM. 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 and Weds. August 21 & 27 see Mary Poppins. Friday and Monday August 22 & 25 see Next to Normal. Saturday August 23 see Memphis. 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: FREESTYLE FROLICS
Friday August 22 at 11 AM Weathervane Theatre, The Weathervane Theatre's Patchwork Players conceived, wrote, directed and staged this show themselves. How will the Patchwork Players score, and what wacky events will they demonstrate? This is a free-wheeling Olympics of song, dance, and entertainment. Tickets $6 at the door. For more information, visit weathervane.org.

23RD ANNUAL NORTH COUNTRY MOOSE FESTIVAL IN AND AROUND COLEBROOK
Friday August 22 - Sunday August 24. Main Street, Colebrook on Friday, starting at 3 PM: street fair, live music, kids activities, science demonstrations, safety demo, magic show at 4 PM, Watershed on Wheels exhibit, art exhibit, historical museum open, quilt show, wildlife encounters, guided river walks, dance performances, Uncommon Folk Band at 5 PM, Moose Cruise Parade at 6 PM, Parker Hill Road Band at 6:30 PM. Saturday, Canaan VT community park: Moose Watcher's breakfast starting at 7 AM, country fair with local artisan crafts and food, auto show, Murphy the Moose's Trail Run at 9 AM, magic show at 10 AM, safety demo, horse & wagon historical tours, dog show, Kid Jazz Band, Moose Stew cook-off, maple syrup tasting contest, Annual Moose Calling contest, photography show and contest, farm activities at Maple Ridge Farm, antique engine show, tractors, Amey Homestead Music Festival at 6 PM. Sunday: breakfast, historic lecture, Lonely Heartstring Band. For details, visit http://www.chamberofthenorthcountry.com/moose-festival.html.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: IDA, BETHLEHEM
Friday August 22 at 5:30 and at 8:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday August 24-26 at 7:30 PM and Weds. August 27 at 5:30 PM. From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes IDA, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.  For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.

MS. BARB'S NATURE SONGS, BETHLEHEM
Saturday August 23 6:30 PM Outside behind the Heritage Center on Main Street. Singer, songwriter and teacher Barb Deroches gives a concert to raise funds for the Bethlehem Heritage Center. Puppet friends come along and explain the role that animals play in nature.  

RUTHIE FOSTER LIVE AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday August 23 at 8 PM, Main Street. Grammy Award nominee Ruthie Foster, one of America’s finest soul-blues artists, combines a talented band, powerful songs, and roaring gospel-inspired vocals. To purchase tickets online, visit www.bethlehemcolonial.org.

WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sunday August 24 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.

OLD HOME DAY CELEBRATION, BETHLEHEM
Sunday August 24 8:00 AM golf tournament, 8:30 AM town-wide yard sale, bake sale, parade at noon, 3-0n-3 basketball tournament, cookout, silent auction, family and kid-focused activities all day,  1 PM dunk a selectman or the police chief, 6 PM gazebo concert. For more information, visit www.bethlehemrecreation.com.

THE HISTORY AND LIFE HISTORY OF MOOSE IN NH, BETHLEHEM
Weds. August 27 at 7 PM Bretzfelder Park, Prospect Road. NH F&G Moose Project Leader Kristine Rines's presentation will discuss the history of moose in NH, with special emphasis on the mortality work being studied by F&G, also the rise of the winter tick and how it is affecting NH's moose population.  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.

AEROSMITH: ROCK FOR THE RISING SUN, BETHLEHEM
Weds. August 27 at 8 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street. Tickets $12, wear any band T-shirt and get in for half price. The concert was filmed in seven stages across Japan.  For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.  

NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS INVITES SINGERS
North Country Chorus will change its rehearsal venue as it prepares Handel's Messiah for three December performances. Weekly rehearsals for the 67th fall concert season will begin on Tuesday, September 2 at 7:15 pm in the band room of the Morse Center for the Arts at St. Johnsbury Academy. Concerts will be held on December 5, 6, and 7 at three locations in the North Country area. NCC will also participate in a program of Civil War music to support the St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center on Monday, November 10. The chorus welcomes all singers who are willing to commit to its standards of attendance and musical excellence. New members are invited to join through September 9 for the fall season. Anyone interested in joining should contact Musical Director Alan Rowe at arowe@stjacademy.org or at 802-748-5027. The North Country Chorus is a community chorus of about 80 members serving the Upper Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. The Chorus typically presents three series of concerts each year as well as three nights of Madrigal Dinners in January. Performances during the Christmas season and in the spring most often feature classical works.
To learn more about the North Country Chorus visit northcountrychorus.org.

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  jbuteau@casanh.org

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES BEAUTIFUL RUINS BY JESS WALTER

Thursday September 11 at 6 PM Bath Public Library. On a rocky patch of Italian coastline, circa 1962, a daydreaming young innkeeper looks out over the water and spies a mysterious woman approaching him on a boat. Books may be picked up at the Bath Library, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am to noon and 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am to noon. Anyone with an interest in reading and conversing about books is welcome to attend. For more information, contact the library at 603 747-3372 or email bathlibrary@together.net.

POSTER CONTEST FOR 45TH ANNUAL LITTLETON ART SHOW
Deadline is Sunday September 14 at 6 PM to enter your artwork for the poster and other promotional materials for the Littleton Art Show, which is on September 27th. This year's theme is "Seasons" in honor of the festival's annual time of year when the season changes from summer to fall. Enter art that relates to any season in New England. Up to four entries per person. For details about entry requirements and submission forms, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1463734350546494/

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Saturday September 20 9 AM "Talk-Funny Girl" by Roland Merullo. For more information, visit http://www.bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.html

HONDURAS HOPE CHARITY BICYCLE EVENT, FRANCONIA
Saturday September 27. Choose between two fully-supported courses: 38 or 92 miles. Start times from 7AM through 10:30 AM depending on the route. All money raised goes to Honduras Hope, a North Country-based non-profit organization that works to improve conditions in Honduras. For details and to register, visit http://www.granitestategrind.org/