North Country Events

Oct 9, 2014

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

FARMERS' MARKETS
Saturdays Lancaster 9 - noon
Saturdays Bethlehem 10 AM - 2 PM
Sundays Littleton 10 AM - 1 PM

THE DIARY OF HERMAN KRUK: A LIBRARIAN OF VILNA GHETTO, BETHLEHEM
Thursday October 9 at 7:00 PM, Bethlehem Public Library. Holocaust historian Geoffrey Brahmer presents, Herman Kruk was a librarian and a member of the Jewish Bund, which was a trade union and socialist organization that represented working class Jews in Eastern Europe. His diary begins on September 1, 1939, when Germany attacked Warsaw, Poland, where Kruk was living. His last entry was made on September 18, 1944, on the eve of the Jewish New Year, a day before he died in Lagedi, Estonia. The diary describes Kruk's life as a refugee. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org.

MEDEA: NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE IN HD, BETHLEHEM
Thursday October 9 at 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street. In the NTL Encore Presentation Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. $17, members $14. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org

GREATER TUNA, LINCOLN
Thursday October 9 through Saturday October 11 at 7:30 PM and Weds. October 15 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/.

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: THE TRIP TO ITALY, BETHLEHEM
Friday October 10 and Monday October 13 through Weds. October 15. 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.) Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on semi-fictionalized versions thereof—on a restaurant tour around northern England. 

FALL CRAFT FESTIVAL, LINCOLN
Saturday and Sunday October 11 & 12 9:00-5:00 and Monday October 12 9:00-4:00 at Village Shops and Town Green, Main Street. Over 150 booths of American made arts, crafts, food, music, jewelry, photographs, handbags, woodcrafts, folk arts, doll clothes, scarves, candles, pillows, soap, chain saw carvings, paper, cutting boards, pottery, pine cone creations, and more. Free admission. Rain or shine. For more information, visit castleberryfairs.com.

NORTH COUNTRY CHORUS HOLDS AUDITIONS FOR MADRIGAL DINNER
Saturday October 11 at 10 AM Wells River Church and Sunday October 12 at 6 PM Littleton location to be determined (call or email to find out). The 34th Annual Madrigal Dinner presented by North Country Chorus will be held Jan 23, 24, and 25 at the Monroe Town Hall in Monroe, NH. This year's show takes place at the Spanish court of Isabella and Ferdinand. NCC is holding auditions for a number of character roles that vary in number of lines. The parts being auditioned include (* major roles): *Queen Isabella, *King Ferdinand, *Christopher Columbus, *Torquemada the Grand Inquisitor, Lady-in-Waiting Inez, two shipmates of Columbus, and two female water sprites. To reserve a time for your audition and request a script, contact Claire Mead via email at claire.mead@alumni.duke.edu, or phone: (h) 603-989-5523 or (m) 215-962-2998. Rehearsals will begin in mid-November. Times and venues will be arranged once the cast is selected. Efforts will be made to maximize the use of actors' time and minimize their travel. For details, and to learn about the event's long history, visit www.northcountrychorus.org.

TASHI AND THE MONK, BRETTON WOODS
Saturday October 11 at 11:00 AM, 2:00 and 7:00 PM in the Presidential Ballroom, Omni Mount Washington Resort. Jhamtse Internation presents the screenings of this documentary about a brave social experiment. Buddhist Monk Lobsang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but 8 years ago he left behind a life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas that rescues orphaned and neglected children. Social at 6:00 PM, meet volunteers of Jhamtse Internations, silent auction with items from Tibet. For more information, 603 278 8989.

THE FOUR PREPS: CAPITAL RECORDING ARTISTS IN CONCERT, LITTLETON
Saturday October 11 at 2 PM and at 7 PM. Littleton Opera House. Presented by the Miss Littleton Area Scholarship Program, music from the 50s and 60s.

LISTEN AND LEARN COMMUNITY CHAT WITH DONNA DEVLIN, BETHLEHEM
Saturday October 11, 2-4 PM, 2270 Main Street, across from the elementary school. As part of a series of “Listen and Learn” community chats hosted by state legislative candidate Donna Devlin and her special guests, the public is invited to discuss what they’d like to see represented at the state house, enjoy some light refreshments and get a sneak peek at the “work-in-progress” restoration of Christ the King church. Closed for decades, the church was built by wealthy Cuban industrialists during Bethlehem’s heyday and is a magnificent symbol of both the area’s past prosperity as well as its potential future renaissance. Free admission. For more info go to www.donnadevlinnh.com.

HARVEST SUPPER, WHITEFIELD
Saturday October 11, two seatings at 5:00 and 6:00 PM, Community Baptist Church, 27 Jefferson Road, across from the post office. Roast turkey with all the fixings, rolls, homemade desserts. $10 adults, $5 children 6-12. A few stairs are required for access but there is a chairlift. Takeout available. No delivery. For more information, visit www.cbc1816.org.

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL, BETHLEHEM
Saturday October 11 at 7:00 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street. Sponsored by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, in support of their Clean Water/Healthy Trout project. Short films on outdoor adventure, community activism, and environment. Door prizes, silent auction, information displays and even live trout and aquatic insects. Doors open at 6, films at 7. Tickets $10 or $30 for ticket plus ACT membership for one year.  Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Viewers will see award-winning films about nature, wildlife, community activism, conservation, rivers, and all kinds of outdoor adventures. This year’s selections will take audiences to some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, and introduce them to the magnificent creatures that inhabit these places and the courageous individuals who are working to protect and preserve both for future generations. The films instill a deep appreciation and a sense of wonder for the natural world that surrounds and supports us. Come early to see interactive displays and information about Clean Water/Healthy Trout, a local effort to protect clean water and restore our native wild trout. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org. This is a fund-raising event for the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust.  

ASSER LEVY: THE FIRST JEWISH AMERICAN, BETHLEHEM
Saturday October 11 at 7 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.

7TH ANNUAL CEMETERY WALK, LITTLETON
Sunday October 12 at 3:00, 3:15, 3:30 PM at Glenwood Cemetary, West Main Street across from the fire station. Free, though donations are accepted. Curator Richard Alberini. For more information, call 603 444 6435.

STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE IN HD, BETHLEHEM
Sunday October 12 at 7:30 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street. The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella. As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. $17, members $14. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org

FROST PLACE CLOSES FOR THE SEASON, FRANCONIA
Monday October 13, 158 Ridge Road. For more information, visit frostplace.org.

HEALTH ROCKS: COMMUNITY WELLNESS FAIR, LITTLETON
Wednesday October 15 4-7 PM Littleton Regional Healthcare, Medical Office Building. Free, family event featuring tours of the hospital, including the new biomass plant, alternative medicine demos, meet the medical staff, fitness demos, healthy-eating refreshments, music of Matt Teller, free health screenings, flu vaccines, and more. RSVP helpful but not required. Call 603 444-9355

ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM CELEBRATES 21ST ANNUAL READINGS IN THE GALLERY
Wednesday October 15 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.

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.