North Country Events

Oct 2, 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 Lancaster 9 - noon
Saturdays Bethlehem 10 AM - 2 PM
Sundays Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM

THE FUTURE OF NH'S FOOD SYSTEM NEEDS YOU, REGIONAL GATHERINGS
 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).

LEARN TO QUILT AT THE BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Thursdays at 1:30 PM beginning on October 2 and running for 8 weeks. Free but registration is requested. Call 603 869 2409.  

GREATER TUNA, LINCOLN
Thursday October 2 through Saturday October 4 at 7:30 PM and Weds. October 8 at 2PM, 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/.

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.

NEAR AND FAR: PHOTOGRAPHS BY FLETCHER MANLEY & BABS PERKINS, BETHLEHEM
Friday October 3 5-7 PM The Gallery at WREN presents the opening reception for this photography show, which brings together two accomplished photographers who share a love of exploring subject matters that evoke both distance and proximity. Foreign lands converge with close up faces, familiar landscapes with unexpected perspectives. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/294191530782148/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited

17TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, BETHLEHEM
Friday October 3 and Saturday October 2 at 5:30 and 8 PM. Colonial Theatre, Main Street. Film lovers in the White Mountains can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in all 50 states and 300 cities across six continents when the Manhattan Short Film Festival screens at The Colonial Theatre for the 6th year. This year, Manhattan Short received 589 short film entries from 47 countries. England, Norway, Australia, Netherlands, France, Mexico, Germany and the USA are the countries represented by the 10 Finalists. These short films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Cinema goers will become instant film critics as they will be handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor.  For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org

FIRST FRIDAYS IN BETHLEHEM
Friday October 3 5-7 PM The Gallery at WREN opening artist reception. 5:30 and 8:00 PM The 17th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival at the Colonial. 6-8 PM Maia Papaya exhibits Jewelry, Junk Art and Photo Montage by Judy Brubaker. 7-9 PM 42 Maple hosts live music by local musicians. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/521518001316923

WITCHES, POP CULTURE AND THE PAST, BETHLEHEM
Friday October 3 7:00 PM Bethlehem Public Library hosts this NH Humanities program. Free. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org.

SINGER, SONGWRITER, GUITARIST MICHAEL JOHNATHON CONCERT, COLLEBROOK
Friday October 3 at 7 PM Tillotson Center. Folksinger, songwriter, concert performer, author who created and hosts the worldwide broadcast of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour with a radio audience with over a million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, PBS-TV coast-to-coast plus American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations. He also created the world’s first multi-camera weekly music series broadcast on the internet. Tickets $15, presented by Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. For more information, visit www.gnwca.org/www.michaeljohnathon.com.

LITTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE
Saturday October 4 from 9 AM - 4 PM, All Saints' Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 35 School Street. Over 8,000 books in good condition, also DVDs and audiobooks. Great selection for readers and collectors. Regular sale 9-1:15, bag sale from 1:30-4. Book donations are no longer being accepted for this sale. For more information, call 444-5741.

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.

35TH ANNUAL HARVEST SUPPER AND SILENT AUCTION, LITTLETON
Saturday October 4, two seatings at 5 PM and 6:30 PM, First Congregational Church, 189 Main Street. Cider, cheese & crackers, baked ham with raisin sauce, potato casserole, squash, peas, homemade pies, and beverages. $12 adulats, $5 for ages 5-12, free for under 5s. Take out and free delivery service within Littleton. Call 444 3376.

TWIN MOUNTAIN PARK & RECREATION HAYRIDE AND HAUNTED TRAIL
Saturday October 4 6:00 PM Town Hall. $2 per person or a canned good for the Twin Mountain food pantry. For more information, nancyhibbard@rocketmail.com

WHITE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL HARVEST NOTES CONCERT, SUGAR HILL
Sunday October 5 4:00 PM Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Route 117. Allen Blustine on clarinet, Ahling Neu on viola, Bernard Rose on piano playing works by Mozart, Carter, Shubert, Clarke, and Francaix. For more information, visit northcountrychamberplayers.org.

NORTH COUNTRY CHEF'S CHALLENGE, LITTLETON REGIONAL QUALIFIER
Sunday October 5 at 5 PM Maplewood Golf Resort, Route 302, Bethlehem. 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. Following the challenge, enjoy a sit down dinner in the ballroom. Tickets $30 available at the Littleton Food Co-op.

ANNALIVIA HOUSE CONCERT, EASTON
Sunday October 5 7:00 PM at the home of Bill and Brenda Shannon Adam. Annalivia is an American 'roots and branches' string-band that draws from tradition and today to create their own brand of new acoustic folk music. The members of Annalivia – Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen, and Lissa Schneckenburger – are all masterful players and have long histories with traditional music, ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and Old Time Appalachian music. This background, combined with each member's stellar compositional skills and cutting edge arranging chops, makes for music that sounds rooted yet contemporary. Reservations required, email brendashannonadam@icloud.com to reserve a seat and obtain directions. $20 per person. Potluck at 5:30 PM. Music starts at 7 PM.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY, BETHLEHEM
Sunday October 5 through Weds. October 8. 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.) Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France and opens an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. The chilly chef proprietress, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant protests the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own. But the culinary talents of Hassan Kadam weave magic between the two cultures. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom, starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charlotte Le Bon. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org

WRITING ON THE LAND: A COMMUNITY POETRY SHARING & CONVERSATION, BETHLEHEM/LINCOLN
Wednesday October 8 7-8:30 PM Bethlehem Public Library and Thursday October 9 7-8:30 PM Lincoln Public Library. Poet Verandah Porche will read several poems and students and adult community members will share their writing and the "told poems" they have gathered with a wider audience. These programs are the culmination of a week-long artist-in-residence in northern NH middle and high schools, coordinated by the Arts Alliance of Norther NH. After the reading, Courtney Wrigley, project coordinator of North Country Listens, will facilitate discussions about land, land use and community. Free and open to the public.