North Country Events

Sep 4, 2014

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

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

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, LITTLETON
Thursday September 4 from 11 AM to 5 PM at The Elks Club, Route 302 Bethlehem Road. New donors welcome, all blood types needed, any eligible 16-year-old may give blood with parental permission.

MAKING CREATIVE ACTIVITIES ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL LEARNERS, GORHAM
Thursday September 4 4:30-7:00 PM North Country Education Services, 300 Gorham Hill Road. Parents, educators, paraprofessionals, aides, community providers and all those who work with children with learning differences are invited a free gathering hosted by the Arts Alliance of Northern NH and VSA New Hampshire. Information will be provided and there will be an opportunity to discuss accommodations that can be made to ensure that all children and youth have positive arts experiences. The gathering will be facilitated by Deborah Stuart, a New Hampshire-based national consultant on arts and learning. Preregistration is requested via email programs@aannh.org, call 323-7302, or visit the Arts in Learning page at www.aannh.org.

WHITE MOUNTAIN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday September 4 Colonial Theatre, Main Street. 5:30 PM When Comedy Went to School, and 8 PM Sweet Lorraine, with producer Steve Gomer as the guest speaker. Light refreshments. For more information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org

FIRST FRIDAYS IN BETHLEHEM
Friday Sept. 5 from 5-7 PM The Gallery at WREN, 2013 Main Street. Fathoming the Underbelly, works by Jessica Nissen, Trissa Tilson, and Steven Bahrakis. Opening reception, wine and cheese. And from 7-9 PM at 42 Maple, The Deconstruction of Naturalism, works by Lisa Tremblay. Live music. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/687926204622476/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited

LATE SUMMER MADNESS 5K TRAIL RUN, POTATO BAR, CONCERT, FRANCONIA
Friday September 5 at 5:30 PM at Dow Park. 5K trail run, potato bar, live music, fun activities for kids.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: SNOWPIERCER, BETHLEHEM
Friday September 5 and Sunday September 7 through Weds. September 10. Colonial Theatre, Main Street. Showtimes: Friday & Saturday: 5:30 & 8:00, Sunday–Tuesday: 7:30, Wednesday: 5:30 (Buddy night: 2 for 1 tickets when you bring a friend.) In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster. Directed by Joon-ho Bong, starring Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org

GRAFTON COUNTY NURSING HOME WALK & BAKE SALE BENEFITS ALZHEIMER RESEARCH, HAVERHILL
Saturday September 6 9 AM - Noon at Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill. For more information, contact Doreen Moody, dmoody@co.grafton.nh.us.

NORTH SHORE ACAPPELLA, LINCOLN
Saturday September 6 7:30 PM, Jean's Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive. For over 30 years North Shore Acappella has excited audiences throughout New England, adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm and tempo to songs from the 1940s through today. Every performance is arranged in a way that showcases each singer in a lead role – a trait that very few acappella groups in the country can claim. For more information, visit www.jeansplayhouse.com.

LIVE AT THE COLONIAL: BOMBINO, BETHLEHEM
Saturday September 6 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. The music of Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara “Bombino” Moctar has led notable music critics to compare him to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Neil Young, and Jerry Garcia. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.

WILDFLOWER WALK, LANCASTER
Sunday September 7 1-4 PM meet at Weeks State Park main gate, 2 miles south of Lancaster on Route 3. Led by Matt Peters. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/weeks-state-park.aspx

ST. JOHNSBURY PLAYERS AUDITIONS FOR "BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA"
Sunday and Monday September 7 & 8 from 6-9 PM at St. Johnsbury School auditorium. The St. Johnsbury Players, a community theatre company, will stage this musical based on the novel by Katherine Patterson. Thos auditioning should bring a short (one minute) section of a prepared song and will be asked to do readings from the play's script. For more information, contact director Erika Scherer at 802 274 1833.

LITTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY FALL STORY TIME SESSIONS
Tuesdays 9:30 AM Toddler Tales for children up to age 3, Wednesdays 9:30 AM Preschool Stories for children 3, 4, 5, fall session September 9 - October 15 and November 4 - December 3. Free, story times include books, music, movement, flannel stories, crafts. If you are bringing more than 6 children please call ahead so more crafts can be prepared. For more information, contact Steffaney Smith, Children's Librarian, 603 444 5741.

STORY HOURS AT BATH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Tuesdays at 10 AM pre-school through grade 3. Listen to entertaining and educational books and participate in a take-home craft. Thursdays at 10 AM for grades 4 and up. Read as a group, award winning Junior Fiction books, create an art project and play Minecraft on our big screen projector on the first Thursday of every month. Programs run September through June and are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Bath Public Library at 747 3372 or bathlibrary@together.net

FOREVER PLAID, LINCOLN
Wednesday September 10 at 7:30 PM, Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. A goofy revue centering on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s while on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was. For more information, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2014-season/forever-plaid-2014/
 
DAR WILLIAMS LIVE AT THE COLONIAL, BETHLEHEM
Thursday October 2 at 8 PM, Main Street. Dar Williams is one of America’s best singer-songwriters, she has shared the stage with such artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patti Griffin, Shawn Colvin and Joan Baez. The 2012 release of In the Time of Gods features some of the richest music and most evocative writing of her career. Williams continues to engage her loyal fans and grow her audience throughout the country. To purchase tickets online, visit www.bethlehemcolonial.org