North Country Events

Oct 24, 2014

A Waco biplane over the Presidentials. Photo by Chris Jensen

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

MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: FRANK, BETHLEHEM
Friday October 24 and Sunday October 26 through Weds. October 29. 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.) Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage, and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal). For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org

NATIONAL MARIONETTE THEATRE PERFORMS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HAVERHILL
Friday October 24 6:30 PM Alumni Hall at Court Street Arts. Award-winning National Marionette Theatre has been amazing audiences around the world with their imaginative productions for over forty years. The retelling of this classic tale shows that when Beauty looks beyond the Beast’s external appearance she learns to love him for who he truly is on the inside. Using meticulously crafted marionettes, beautifully painted scenery, and a classical music score, it’s theatre at its finest. This production is appropriate for family audience aged four years and up.  Tickets $4 kids, $8 adults available online at http://tickets.catamountarts.org/Public/categories/court%20street%20arts/2

HARVEST FESTIVAL, LITTLETON
Saturday October 25 all day. Annual Gathering of the Jack O Lanterns on the Ammonoosuc River, ride with the headless horseman, family friendly trick or treating on Main Street, haunted walk along the river. For more information visit http://littletonareachambernh.com/

MEET THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES, HAVERHILL
Saturday October 25 10:00 AM - Noon at the Horse Meadow Senior Center in North Haverhill. All Grafton Country Democratic candidates are invited to participate in one or both events. Each candidate will have a table for literature and signs, event attendees can go from table to table to talk to candidates. There will be a brief introduction at the start of the event. Light refreshments.

NEW 4-H CLUB STARTING IN HAVERHILL AREA
Saturday October 25 1:30 PM at 170 Court Street. Join 4-H leader Jodie Lang to make plans for the 4-H year ahead. This club's projects will be geared towards the 4-H intermediate (12-13) and senior (14-18) levels. For more information, email jandmlang@gmail.com.

ANNUAL HARVEST PORK SUPPER, LITTLETON
Saturday October 25, two seatings at 5 and 7 PM, First United Methodist Church, 18 Main Street. Family style with all the fixings, homemade pies, $10 adults, $4.50 youth, for more information call Nancy Collins at 603 444 2318.

9TH ANNUAL BOOFEST, BETHLEHEM
Saturday October 25 at 6 PM. The Colonial, 2050 Main Street. Tickets $5, 12 and under free. Join the popular Blood Curdling Scream Contest, Parade of Princesses and Ghouls. Prizes and fun for all. For more information, visit bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/childrens-series.

4TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE JACK O LANTERNS, LITTLETON
Saturday October 25 6-9 PM. View hundreds of jack o lanterns on the flat rocks in the river between the Cottage Street and Covered bridges. There will be a haunted river-walk, trick or treating during the day, ghoulish music. Costumes encouraged. Bring a carved pumpkin to Littleton Bike & Fitness before 4 PM on October 25th. Go to Aylakai to join the Zombie walk at 6 PM. Clean up starts around 8:30 PM. Volunteers always wanted. For more information or to volunteer, info@littletonbike.com.

THE HORSZOWSKI TRIO OPENS CLASSICAL SERIES, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday October 25 7:30 PM South Congregational Church. Piano, violin & cello, works by Haydn, Joan Tower, & Tschaikowski. Tickets available online at www.nekclassicalseries.org or at the door. In keeping with a wish to make fine music available to all, the series offers a low special rate for those on a budget, which can be requested at the ticket table.

NEW VOLUNTEER GATHERINGS FOR ADAPTIVE SPORTS PARTNERS OF THE NORTH COUNTRY, FRANCONIA
Sunday October 26 10:00-11:30 AM or 4:00-5:30 PM, or Thursday October 30 6:00-7:30 PM Franconia Town Hall. Or Sunday November 1 2:30-4:00 PM Peabody Base Lodge at Cannon Mountain. ASPNC is looking for new volunteers who want to enrich the quality of life for people with disabilities. Anyone interested is encouraged to register for one of the of these information open houses by sending a message to info@adaptivesportspartners.org. Alpine ski volunteers must attend Cannon University orientation on November 1 - this is required for all Adaptive Sports Partner volunteers for the adaptive ski and ride program at Cannon. Volunteer orientation and training weekend is Saturday and Sunday November 8 & 9 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

TRUNK-OR-TREAT FAMILY CELEBRATION & KIDS COSTUME PARTY, BRETTON WOODS
Sunday October 26 Noon-12:45 PM Mount Washington Resort. Pop your trunk, decorate your vehicle, and hand out treats. Prizes to be awarded. 1:00-3:30 PM Costume Party. 3:30-4:00 PM Trunk-or-Treat Best of Show. Wagon rides, lawn games, bouncy house, face painting, balloon twisting, music, food, & more. Some fees. All welcome.

COLLA VOCE: SYMPHONY NH SINGERS, BERLIN
Sunday October 26th 2 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Known for the quality and power of their beautiful voices. For more information visit www.stkieranarts.org.

4-H PROJECT: A DAY AT THE SPA, NORTH HAVERHILL
Registration deadline is Monday October 27 for program on three consecutive Tuesdays beginning November 4 3:30-5:30 PM UNH Cooperative Extension office on Route 10. Open to any youth age 12 and up (4-H or non-4-H members welcome). Learn to make homemade body products, learn different relaxation techniques to simulate a day at the spa. Class instructor is Amy Peters-Basch. For more information or to register, email donna.lee@unh.edu.

SECOND ANNUAL COOS BUSINESS EXPO AND CONFERENCE, GORHAM
Wednesday October 29 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Town and Country Inn and Resort. Carsey Institute founding directory, Mil Duncan, will deliver the keynote address on Building Thriving Rural Communities. The day-long event will feature business and community development workshops and offer professional networking opportunities. The Business Expo will be open to the public free of charge from 2-4:30 PM. For more information, or to register, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9nancbi5bf4fc9f&llr=uymtzkcab&showPage=true

LITTLETON JOB FAIR
Wednesday October 29 10:00-2:00 PM NH Employment Security office, 646 Union Street, Suite 100. Opportunities for job seekers interested in entry-level as well as skilled or professional positions. For more information, visit www.nhes.nh.gov.

FREE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE, LITTLETON
Thursday October 30, 6-8 PM, M-zo Tea & Co. at 81 Main Street. Co-hosted by Grafton One state legislative candidate Donna Devlin and Emshika Alberini. 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 community tea and coffee house set to open Nov 2014. The owner of Chang Thai and the force behind the return of the Little Village Toy and Bookstore, Ms Alberini is representative of the revitalization of this area. For more information, visit www.donnadevlinnh.com or call 603 726 0098. Open to the public.

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Saturday November 15 9 AM "Dogs of March" by Ernest Hebert. For more information, visit http://www.bethlehemlibrary.org/page11.html