North Country Events

Sep 26, 2014

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: http://tinyurl.com/NorthCountryCalendar
The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.

FOREVER PLAID, LINCOLN
Thursday September 25 through Saturday September 27 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/

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, FRANCONIA
Friday, September 26 from 5-8 PM at the Franconia Community Church, 44 Church Street. Sponsored by the Common Man Italian Farmhouse to benefit Honduras Hope, a North Country non-profit working to improve conditions in Honduras. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased ahead or at the door. Menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, beverages, homemade apple crisp and ice cream. For information or to reserve tickets call 603-823-8421.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, BETHLEHEM
Friday September 26 and Sunday September 27 through Weds. October 1. 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.) Written and directed by Woody Allen. Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth), a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims. Persuaded by his friend, Howard Burkan (Simon McBurney), Stanley goes on a mission to the Côte d’Azur mansion of the Catledge family: mother Grace (Jacki Weaver), son Brice (Hamish Linklater), and daughter Caroline (Erica Leerhsen). He presents himself as a businessman named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker (Emma Stone) who is staying there with her mother (Marcia Gay Harden). For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org

INCA SON IN CONCERT, BERLIN
Friday September 26th 7 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Performing authentic music of the Andes mountains. For more information visit www.stkieranarts.org.

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/.

ART FESTIVAL, LITTLETON
Saturday September 27 all day. Main Street and Mill Street, local artist displays, live music, family-friendly activities, Littleton Lions Annual Antique Parade of Cars. For more information visit http://littletonareachambernh.com

WHITE MOUNTAIN QUILT SHOW, LITTLETON
Saturday and Sunday September 27 & 28 from 10-4 PM Littleton Opera House. Presented by the Littleton Sew Flakes Quilt Guild. Admission $3 per person or two for $5. Quilting demonstrations, raffle, door prizes, light lunch available.

OPEN AIR MARKET FALL FESTIVAL, SUGAR HILL
Saturday and Sunday September 27 & 28 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM. Route 117 near the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse. Arts, crafts, pottery, textiles, woodcrafts, cheeses, photographs, quilts, music, food, and more. Strawberry Farm Band Saturday at 1 PM, Maple Leaf Seven jazz and swing band on Sunday at 1 PM. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1516880958547006/

FIDDLEHIKER STRING PLAYERS ANNUAL PERFORMANCE, BRETTON WOODS
Saturday September 27 at 10 AM Omni Mount Washington Resort, in the Conservatory at the hotel. The Mansfield Middle School “Fiddlehikers” are a talented group of student string players. These young performers play traditional American and European country fiddle music throughout Connecticut and New England. Their program consists of a mix of music, commentary, and poetry centered around a repertoire of old time country tunes.

24TH ANNUAL PIE FESTIVAL, LITTLETON
Saturday September 27 11-2 PM All Saints' Episcopal Church, 35 School Street. 20 plus varieties of home-baked pies and cheesecakes, served restaurant style by slice ($4.50) includes cream or ice cream, beverages $.50 including coffee, tea, lemonade. Limited whole pies available for purchase, take-out available. 10% of proceeds to be donated to a local non-profit organization.

BARBECUE, FRANCONIA
Saturday, September 27 from 12:30-5:30 PM at the Franconia Community Church, 44 Church Street. The Common Man Family of NH is hosting a BBQ to benefit Honduras Hope, a North Country non-profit working to improve conditions in Honduras. Tickets are $10 and can purchased ahead or at the door. Menu includes chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, beans, homemade chips, watermelon, beverages, and ice cream. For information or to reserve tickets call 603-823-8421.

SINGER, SONGWRITER, GUITARIST ANNI CLARK CONCERT, COLLEBROOK
Saturday September 27 at 7 PM Tillotson Center. Maine native has pleased audiences nationwide with her captivating voice, mindful lyrics, and excellent guitar playing. Tickets $15, presented by Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. For more information, visit www.gnwca.org/www.anniclark.com.

THE GRAND SLAMBOVIANS, HAVERHILL
Saturday September 27 7:30 PM Alumni Hall at Court Street Arts. The Slambovian Circus of Dreams pioneered the alt-folk/americanaAmericana genre, staying on the fringes of the music industry and under the radar while producing several critically acclaimed studio albums.  ‘A Box of Everything’, the band’s most recent release this past April, is a compilation of the ‘Greatest Hits’ you’ve never heard from this reclusive band.  If you like Dylan, Bowie, or The Decemberists, you’ll find a lot to love about this band which features an otherworldly slide mandolin, accordion, cello and styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. Tickets $20 available online at http://tickets.catamountarts.org/Public/categories/court%20street%20arts/2

KINGDOM COUNTRY PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS PINK MARTINI, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday September 27 7:30 PM Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy. The "little orchestra", this Portland ensemble creates an intoxicating blend of pop, samba, Cuban dance chamber music, and film noir sounds. Tickets can be purchased online at KingdomCounty.org.

LIVE AT THE COLONIAL: MARTIN SEXTON, BETHLEHEM
Saturday September 27 8:00 PM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street. Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Martin Sexton has a wide vocal range, his style is described as soulful, combining the best qualities of singers like Van Morrison, Al Green, Aaron Neville, and Otis Redding. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonial.org.

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

HEARING ON NOMINATION OF EASTON'S HAM BRANCH FOR PROTECTION
Monday September 29 6:15 PM Easton Town Hall, Route 116/Easton Valley Road. The Easton Conservation Commission invites the public to a public meeting and hearing hosted by the NH Rivers Management and Protection Program (RMPP) and the NH Rivers Management Advisory Committee (RMAC). The RMPP was created in 1988 to protect the statement significant river resources for the benefit of present and future generations. It is administered by the Department of Environmental Services and it provides legislative recognition for rivers of importance, and a framework for planning and conservation along the river corridor. Potluck supper at 5:30. Bring your questions and a dish to share.  

THE FUTURE OF NH'S FOOD SYSTEM NEEDS YOU, REGIONAL GATHERINGS
October 1 Berlin 5:30-9 PM at WREN-921 Main Street, October 2 North Haverhill 8-10:30 AM at UNH Cooperative Extension Office, October 6 Colebrook 5:30-9 PM at Colebrook Country Club, October 7 Littleton 8:30 AM - noon at Littleton Community Center-120 Main Street. All welcome, especially those of you who spend your professional or civic life focused on food or the food system, come help shape our network and strategy. Attendance gives you an opportunity to shape a state-wide food strategy to better our food system, to learn about trends, data, challenges, and innovations in our food system, to network with others doing work in the food system, and to identify some actions for reaching our food system goals. Light refreshments. For more information, visit  http://nhfoodstrategy.weebly.com/nh-regional-gatherings.html or contact Jessica Boynton (nhfoodstrategy@gmail.com).

GREATER TUNA, LINCOLN
Wednesday October 1 at 7:30 PM, Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. A humorous send-up of small town morals and mores focuses on the upstanding citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas. For more information, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2014-season/greater-tuna-2014/.

DOUBLE ELIMINATION CORN TOSS BENEFITS BETHLEHEM EMERGENCY SERVICES
Saturday October 4 at noon inside at The Elks Lodge, Main Street/Route 302, Bethlehem. Entry fee $40 per team, silent auction, registration recommended by September 26, registration closes at 11 AM on tournament day, maximum 64 teams, prizes, food and cocktails available, entry forms available at the fire department. For more information, call 603 616 8898.

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Saturday October 18 9 AM "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury. For more information, visit http://www.bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.html