North Country Events

Sep 18, 2014

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

A PLAN FOR THE NORTH COUNTRY, PUBLIC COMMENTS INVITED BY NORTH COUNTRY COUNCIL
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.

BETHLEHEM MASTER PLAN UPDATE PROCESS: ICE CREAM SOCIAL KICKOFF
Thursday September 18 6-8 PM Bethlehem Country Club. Residents are invited to learn about the process for updating the town's master plan. The master plan serves as a vision statement the town's future.

AMERICAN VALUES, AMERICAN WILDERNESS, BETHLEHEM
Thursday September 18 7:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, Main Street. Free and open to the public. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the wilderness team from the White Mountain National Forest presents a film narrated by the late Christopher Reeves wherein a diverse group of American share their values for the wilderness. For more information, visit www.bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org.

FOREVER PLAID, LINCOLN
Thursday September 18 through Saturday September 20 at 7:30 PM and Weds. September 24 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/

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: THE ONE I LOVE, BETHLEHEM
Friday September 19 AND Sunday September 21 through Weds. September 24. 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.) This debut feature from author Charlie McDowell is an original tale that showcases McDowell’s keen observations of human relationships with a distinct and comedic voice. Written by Justin Lader, produced by Mel Eslyn and executive produced by Mark Duplass who stars opposite Elisabeth Moss. On the brink of separation, Ethan (Duplass) and Sophie (Moss) escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future. Stars Mark Duplass, Elizabeth Moss, and Ted Danson. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org

NH HIGHLAND GAMES, LINCOLN
Friday September 19 through Sunday September 20 at Loon Mountain. Amongst the largest and one of the most diversified games in the country, the NH Highland Games & Festival (NHHG&F) includes the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, with over 60 clans and societies; Massed Bands; Sheepdog Trials; Celtic World Music Concerts; the New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Championship; International Scottish Athletics; New England Highland Dance Championships; New England Solo Piping Drumming Championships; Scottish Harp (Clarsach) other instrumental competitions. Three days of music, food, competitions and more. For details, visit http://www.nhscot.org/

GRAMMY-NOMINATED BLUEGRASS SUPER GROUP "THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS", ST. JOHNSBURY
Friday September 19 7:30 PM Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy. Described as a group that defies categorization by stretching the boundaries of traditional music to create a distinctive and evolving sound unlike any other.  Tickets can be purchased online at KingdomCounty.org.

COLORS OF THE KINGDOM AUTUMN FESTIVAL, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday September 20 from 8 AM to 5 PM. Downtown and nearby locations in St. Johnsbury, pancake breakfast benefits Meals on Wheels, train rides, farmers' market, street art walk, cookie walk, arts & crafts fair, printmaking presentation, live music, art galleries, pie sale, free admission to the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, and much more.

HARVEST HOLISTIC FAIR, BERLIN
Saturday September 20 from 10 AM to 4 PM Berlin Farmers' Market LocalWorks WREN, 921 Main Street. Mediums, tarot card readers, healers, aura photographer, artists, and more. Admission $1 at door. As part of admission, you have a chance to win a free choice of a 30-minute psychic reading or reiki session.

LANCASTER FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday September 20 Noon-4:00 PM Centennial Park. Fun kid's activities, potato sack races, tug of war, water balloon toss. Food by Smokin' T's & The Lancaster Lion's Club. Live music by Loose Wires. Beer & other beverages by Amoskeag Beverages.

PASTA BELOW THE PULPIT AND SILENT AUCTION BENEFITS BATH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, BATH
Saturday September 20 4:30-7PM Bath Congregational Church. Homemade spaghetti dinner includes fresh garden salad, homemade bread and desserts. Silent auction with many items to bid on.  Donation $8, under 12 - $5. For more information, visit www.bathhistoricsociety.org

ASSER LEVY: THE FIRST JEWISH AMERICAN, BETHLEHEM
Saturday September 20 at 5 PM, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation sanctuary, Strawberry Hill Road off Route 302. Guest speaker Dorothy Goldstone presents a talk on the first Jewish American. Light refreshments. All welcome. For more information, visit www.bethlehemsynagogue.org.

LIVE AT THE COLONIAL: LE VENT DU NORD, BETHLEHEM
Saturday September 20 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Le Vent du Nord are acknowledged as one of the key groups in Quebec’s traditional folk music revival. They have performed their mix of fiddle, guitar, accordion and hurdy-gurdy in energetic stage presentations around the world. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.

NORTHERN GRAFTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS JFK BBQ, SUGAR HILL
Sunday September 21 5-8 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse. Annual Fund raiser and raffle, meet the candidates, catering by Chef Joe's, tickets $35. For more information, contact Betsey Phillips at bphill36@gmail.com.

LITTLETON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
Monday September 22 1-4 PM Littleton Opera House. Governor Maggie Hasson will join this gathering of Littleton business folks. Diverse agenda planned. All welcome.

GATHERING FOR RETIRING FRANCONIA LIBRARIAN JANE CLORAN, FRANCONIA
Monday September 22 3-5 PM Abbie Greenleaf Library, Main Street. Jane Cloren is retiring after 12 years of service. Stop by the library ot wish her well.

PARTICIPANTS WANTED FOR TALENT SHOW TO BENEFIT BETHLEHEM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Applications are now being accepted from anyone interested in singing, dancing, juggling or performing in other ways for "Bethlehem's Got Talent". Application deadline is Friday October 3. No late applications accepted. The event is scheduled to take place on November 6 at 6:00 PM at the Colonial Theatre. Applications are available at http://bethlehem.k12.nh.us/bes-nest/events/.

BATH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES "STIFF" BY MARY ROACH
Thursday  October 9 at 6 PM Bath Public Library. For 2,000 years, cadavers – some willingly, some unwittingly – have been involved in science’s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and, in doing, tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer using them. 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.

LOBSTERFEST BENEFITS LOCAL CHARITIES AND ROTARY PROJECTS, BRETTON WOODS
Saturday October 18 5-7:30 PM Base Lodge/Slope Side. Littleton Rotary Club's 42nd Annual Lobster Festival dinner, enjoy delicious food and support local non-profit organizations. Ticket holders have their choice of lobster or steak, in addition to chowder, steamed clams, coleslaw, baked potato, and dessert. $35 per person, raffles for gift baskets, to purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.littletonnhrotary.org.

VOLUNTEER WANTED TO FACILTATE JEOPARDY AT RIVERGLEN, LITTLETON
The Riverglen House for Independent and Assisted Living in Littleton is looking for a volunteer for a half an hour each Wednesday from 2:30-3:00 PM to help facilitate Jeopardy. If anyone is interested, please contact Christina Bertin at New Hampshire Catholic Charities: 444-7727 ext. 13.