North Country Events

Sep 10, 2014

Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

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

STONE SOUP AT LOCAL WORKS FARMERS MARKET, BERLIN
Thursday September 11 3-6 PM Pleasant Street. Bring your soup contribution at the start of the market. Volunteers will prepare the soup, which will be served starting at 5 PM to all. Outdoor market continues on Thursdays through September 18th. For more information, lauralocalworks@gmail.com.

CLIMB TO GLORY: LEGACY OF THE MOUNTAIN SKI TROOPERS, BETHLEHEM
Thursday September 11 6:30 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street. The New England Ski Museum offers this film. $10.

FOREVER PLAID, LINCOLN
Thursday September 11 through Saturday September 13 at 7:30 PM and Weds. September 17 at 2 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/

THE MEMOIRS OF ANDRE SCHEINMANN: A HERO'S JOURNEY, BETHLEHEM
Friday September 12 at 5 PM, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation sanctuary, Strawberry Hill Road off Route 302. Guest speaker Diana Mara Henry talks about her new book about a Jewish spy of WWII and a Holocaust survivor, "The Man and the Book". Light refreshments. All welcome. For more information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: A MOST WANTED MAN, BETHLEHEM
Friday September 12 through Weds. September 17. 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.) When a half Chechen, half Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity—oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Directed by Anton Corbijn from a novel by John le Carre, starring Philip Seymour Hoffmann, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org

MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD PRESENTS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SUMMIT
Saturday and Sunday September 13 & 14. Mt. Washington Auto Road. Gathering of alternative energy vehicles, associations, and businesses. Presentations, workshops, information about community-based charge stations, renewable and sustainable energy discussions, film presentations, DIY off-grid solar, alternative energy parade, drive to the summit by alternative energy contestants including home-built electric bikes, cars, & motorcycles, as well as the sleekest high-performance motor vehicles on the road today. For more information, visit www.altenergysummit.org.

RIVER WALK FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS RESEARCH, LITTLETON
Saturday September 13 9-11 AM Organized by the First Congregational Church of Littleton, and starting at the church at 189 Main Street. Fun run, walk, or bike for all ages, scavenger hunt, refreshments. For more information, visit www.1stconglittleton.org.

FESTIVAL TO SUPPORT AND CELEBRATE LOCAL NON-PROFITS, LUNENBERG VT
Saturday September 13 from 11 AM to 3 PM on the Town Common in Lunenburg, VT to support and celebrate the kayak run the next day. The festivities will include free music by local country music artists Tim Berry, Kerry Smith, and Russell Beck, a gift shop of locally hand crafted items, each of the non-profit organizations will have activities and fundraisers, including "Grub on the Green"; a community pot-luck lunch that is free and open to the public (though donations are appreciated), a "Historical Yard Sale" of overflow items from the Concord Historical Society Museum, also many contests and raffles with prizes from area businesses for the adults and arts and crafts activities for the kids

SKI MT. EUSTIS PEP RALLY & FUND RAISER, LITTLETON
Saturday September 13 6-9 PM Littleton Opera House. Hear about our accomplishments so far and how you can help with our immediate goals for this ski season. Food, beer, wine, music. Do you have a skill that would help us build or run the ski hill? Do you have equipment, materials or labor you would like to donate? Do you want to make a donation in honor of a friend or family member? All welcome.

DANCE AND SWING LESSONS WITH JENNY GELFAN, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday September 13 6:30 PM lesson (beginner east coast swing), 7:30 PM lesson (intermediate swing), followed by 8:30 PM dance. South Congregational Church, Main Street, next to St. Johnsbury Academy. Open dance features various types of music including Latin, smooth, and more. $7.50 per lesson includes the dance. Students $5. All abilities welcome all evening. For more information, contact pjciotti@yahoo.com.     

MAKING IT EAST TO LIVE LOCALLY: LOCAL NON-PROFITS KAYAK THE CONNECTICUT RIVER, LANCASTER
Sunday September 14 folks from local non-profits will be kayaking the CT River starting in Lancaster. Kayakers are representing local non-profits from the North Country of NH and the Northeast Kingdom of VT and have been collecting donations and pledges on their behalf. The event is put on by  NoCoNEK (North Country / North East Kindgon). Their mission  is to make it as easy as possible for people to "Live Locally" in the North Country of New Hampshire and the NorthEast Kingdom of Vermont. The NOCONEK website is made up of free directories of local businesses, restaurants, theaters, museums, farmers' markets, events, towns, state parks, waterfalls, covered bridges and more. Please support local charities and vendors during this fun-filled weekend. For more information,  visit www.noconek.com/riverfest.php.

RIVERSIDE RESCUE SUNDAY SUPPER, LANCASTER
Sunday September 14 at 5 PM The Moonbeam Cafe, Main Street. Family style dinner with proceeds going to help Riverside Rescue's homeless pets. Adults $38, under 12 $20. Dinner to include: antipasto, handmade breads, pasta, roast pork and lamb, chicken, seafood dishes, dessert. Reservations required, call 802 892 5300. Donations of pet food, leashes, and collars appreciated during this event.

NORTH COUNTRY CHEF'S CHALLENGE, COLEBROOK REGIONAL QUALIFIER
Sunday September 14 at 5 PM Colebrook Country Club, 15 Abenaki Lane. This is a regional qualifying event where local chefs compete to vie for Top Chef of the North Country at the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa on November 2, 2014. Using all local items (except spices), contestants from area restaurants and culinary schools will create succulent soups and appetizers to be judged by American Culinary Federation chefs. Contestants will then serve guests who will judge their favorite soup and appetizer for the much coveted "People's Choice Award".  Additional food will be served by hosts Clay and Michelle Hinds. Food is sourced from the members of the North Country Farmers Co-op and the Littleton Food Co-op. The event has also become a fundraiser for the North Country Farmers to help pay for their refrigerated delivery truck, which they have purchased with loans from members of the co-op.  The truck will be at the event for all to see. A 50/50 raffle will be available for those who wish to participate. For more information, visit www.ncfcoop.com. Tickets $30.

A PLAN FOR THE NORTH COUNTRY, PUBLIC COMMENTS INVITED BY NORTH COUNTRY COUNCIL
Tuesday September 16 Stratford Town Hall, Thursday September 18 Gorham Town Hall, Tuesday September 23 Haverhill Municipal Building, Monday September 29 Franconia Town Hall, 5:30 - 7 PM. The public is invited to comment on the first draft of A Plan for the North Country, written by the North Country Council. The draft will be sent to public libraries at the end of August, and will be available at www.nccouncil.org. Written comments also welcome and can be sent to tbamford@nccouncil.org.

WREN'S 20 YEARS OF SUCCESS LUNCHEON, LITTLETON
Weds. Sept. 17 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Littleton Opera House. Presentations by political leaders, business leaders, WREN community members, food, live music, cash bar. Sponsored by Union Bank. For more information, visit wrencommunity.org.  

LITTLETON LIBRARY SUMMER SERIES FEATURES LOCAL AUTHOR DAN SZCZESNY
Wednesday September 17 6:30 PM Littleton Public Library, Main Street. Presentation by Manchester author Dan Szczesny, whose new memoir, "The Nepal Chronicles" was published earlier this summer by Hobblebush Books. The author of last year's well-received hikin memoir, "The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie" will read from and discuss his newest book. The series continues on 1st and 3rd  Wednesdays through the 3rd Wednesday in October.

THE BIRDS OF ICELAND, BETHLEHEM
Weds. September 17 at 7 PM The Rocks Estate, Route 302. Join naturalist David Govatski for a program on the fascinating bird lie of Iceland. Explore why Iceland is considered the "Duck Factory" of Europe and learn some of the 384 species found here. Iceland is famous for seabirds such as Atlantic Puffins and waterfowl such as the Barrow's Goldeneye and the Harlequin Duck. We will also look at the flora and geography of this island nation. For more information, visit www.therocks.org.

ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM CELEBRATES 21ST ANNUAL READINGS IN THE GALLERY
Wednesday September 17 at 7 PM at the Athenaeum Art Gallery. Events that celebrate poetry through the works of poets, artists and musicians. Third Wednesday of the month May through October. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.stjathenaeum.org.

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