North County Events
The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.
OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS
Whitefield Thursdays 6 PM through August 29 vocal/acoustic on the common
North Woodstock Saturdays 6:30 PM through August 24 Soldier's Park, Main St.
Bethlehem Sundays 6 PM through September 1 at the town gazebo
Whitefield Mondays 7 PM through August 5 town band on the common
Lancaster Wednesdays 8 PM through August 14 at the town gazebo
Lisbon Thursdays 3-6 PM through September 19
Berlin Thursdays 3-7 PM through September 19 (not July 4)
Lancaster Saturdays 9 AM-noon through October 12
Bethlehem Saturdays 10 AM-2 PM through October 12
Littleton Sundays 10 AM-1 PM through October 1
NORTH HAVERHILL FAIR
Weds. July 24 through Sunday July 28 at the fairgrounds on Route 10 in North Haverhill 7 miles south of Woodsville. Demolition derby, tractor pulls, farm exhibits, 4x4 pull, Friday night concert, Saturday night concert, art & photograph contests and exhibits, flower show, grange exhibits, baking contests, livestock pulling, lumberjack events, maple products, North Haverhill Idol, horse show, tailgating competition, 4-H events, horseshoe pulling, and so much more. For details visit http://nohaverhillfair.com/.
THE PEOPLE'S FOREST: THE STORY OF THE WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST, LANCASTER
Thursday July 25 7 PM Rialto Theatre, Main Street. Included in this documentary film are two rare, historic short films, "Cloud Busting in the White Mountains" produced in the 1920s, and "Winter Sports in the White Mountains" produced in 1934. These films serve to illustrate the early days. David Huntley and David Govatski will introduce the film, which tells the story behind the creation of the White Mountain National Forest in 1918. This is an environmental comeback story. Free, presented by Weeks State Park Association.
OPEN MIC TALENT NIGHTS, BETHLEHEM
Thursdays July 25, August 22, Sept. 26, 7:30 PM The Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem. Calling all musicians, tap dancers, singers, jugglers, bird callers, or saw players. Show off your hidden talents. Sign up the night of the show by 7PM. Three judges will be chosen at random from the audience. Cash prize & acclaim for the winner. All participants get free movie tickets. Free admission. Sponsored by Woodstock Inn Brewery.
THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED), LINCOLN
Thursday July 25 7:30 PM and Sunday July 28 2 PM Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. A ninty-minute rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History, reminding us that it's not the length of your history that matters, it's what you've done with it. For more information visit www.papermilltheatre.org.
WEATHERVANE THEATRE MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES, WHITEFIELD
July 25, 27 Annie Get Your Gun, July 26, 29 Les Miserables, July 30 Circle Mirror Transformation, July 31 Sing a Song of Sondheim. All shows 8 PM. Complete Schedule: http://www.weathervanetheatre.org. For tickets: email@example.com or 603 837 9322.
CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTED BY JEAN'S PLAYHOUSE, LITTLETON
Friday July 26 2 PM Littleton Opera House. Saturday July 27 29 9:30 AM Jean's Playhouse, Lincoln. The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Weds. July 31 9:30AM Jean's Playhouse, Rapunzel. For adults and children ages 3 and up, shows run about 30 minutes and finish with a cast meet and greet immediately following the performance. $6 at the door, free for 3 and under. For more information: www.jeansplayhouse.com.
18TH ANNUAL JERRY JAM, BATH
Friday July 26 - Sunday, July 28 Dodge Farm, Bath. BANDS: Jerry Garcia Band with Melvin Seals, The Van Burens, Blind Owl Band, Jatoba, The Garcia Project, Dead Undercover, Girls Guns & Glory, Donkilo Afrofunk Orkestra, One Over Zero, Blame the Dog, Crunchy Western Boys, Rocky and the Pressers, Somerville Symphony Orkestar, Cause & Effect, Barnyard Pimps, Jack Alexander, Nate & Linny, Strawberry Farm Band, Chickweed, GrassFed Boys, Erin Earth, Hot Mess. Your 3 day Jerry Jam Festival Pass is inclusive of general camping and day parking, no fees will be added on top except for processing fees which will be charged per order. More information can be found at www.jerryjam.com. Gates Open at 11am Friday, No Early Entry, Absolutely NO Dogs.
OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN: SUBSTANCE AND SYMBOL, BATH
Friday July 26 7 PM Bath Village School, 61 Lisbon Road, Bath NH. Maggie Stier presents a NH Humanities Council program. Free and open to the public. The story of the Old Man of the Mountain in Franconia Notch is a story of New Hampshire itself, reflecting history, the arts, literature, geography, philosophy and public policy. Maggie Stier’s illustrated talk reveals the ways that this iconic place has sparked observers’ imaginations, attracted intense personal commitment, and symbolized changing public sentiment. Stier details the threats to the Old Man and Franconia Notch that led to protection as a State Park and, later, to the construction of the Franconia Notch Parkway. For more information: 603 747-3372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, LINCOLN
Friday and Saturday July 26 and 27 7:30 PM. Jean's Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. The basic plot: June is an ingenue who can't pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? For more information visit www.papermilltheatre.org.
LIVE! AT THE COLONIAL: SOLAS, BETHLEHEM
Friday July 26 8 PM Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethlehem. $29 reserved front & center, $23 general admission, $18 member general admission. Buy tickets online at http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/live-at-the-colonial/. Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band recording and touring in the US today. Fifteen years ago, Solas burst onto the Irish music scene and found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions.
GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT THE CHILDREN'S HOUSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Saturday July 27 7:30 AM Maplewood Golf Course, Bethlehem. 8 AM start followed by BBQ, raffle, cash prizes, putting contest for Red Sox tickets (September game), $60 per person, $240 per team - 4 golfers per team. All proceeds benefit The Children's House Montessori School in Littleton.
FIFTH ANNUAL DALTON TOWN SQUARE FAIR TO BENEFIT DALTON TOWN HALL
Saturday July 27 8 AM - 4 PM Flea market, silent auction, book sale, chicken barbeque, "Meat or Heat" raffle drawing, Dalton historical society display will be open.
KIDS DAY AT BETHLEHEM FARMERS' MARKET
Saturday July 27 11 AM - 2 PM at 2013 Main Street, Bethlehem. A free day of activities for the whole family, kids' art corner, face painting, reading by Eric Pinder, chocolate dipping, goat kid petting, live kids music and folk songs, caricatures. For more information contact Meryl at 603.568.2441.
NORTH COUNTRY GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL, WHITEFIELD
Saturday July 27 6:30 PM Community Baptist Church, 27 Jefferson Road. Christian musicians including The Grace Notes, an a cappella quartet, Lee Baker on guitar, The Nadeaus, Scott Brunt will perform and be the emcee as well. Free and open to the public. For more information call 837-2469 or visit www.cbc1816.org.
GUMBO LOCO IN CONCERT, GORHAM
Saturday July 27 7 PM The Medallion Opera House. Gumbo Loco is the trio of Andy Stewart, Mary Jo Slattery, and Ivan Gaugan, their music celebrates the cultures of New England, French Canada, and Cajun Louisiana with fiddle, guitar, harmonica, and vocals. Tickets $10. For more information call 466-3322.
NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER PLAYERS WHITE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL, SUGAR HILL, HAVERHILL
Saturday July 27 7:30 PM Sugar Hill Meeting House, Sunday July 28 4PM Alumni Hall, Haverhill. J.S. Bach - Selections from The Art of Fugue, Mozart/Bach - Preludes and Fugues for String Trio, Stravinsky - Septet, Schumann - Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op 44. For more information visit northcountrychamberplayers.org.
MOVIE AT THE COLONIAL: THE KINGS OF SUMMER, BETHLEHEM
July 27 - 31 7:30 PM except Wednesday 5:30 PM(Buddy night - 2 for ticket when you bring a friend), $8 admission, $6 members, assisted listening headphones available. Premiering to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, THE KINGS OF SUMMER is a unique coming-of-age comedy about three teenage friends who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Free from their parents’ rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family—whether it is the one you’re born into or the one you create—is something you can’t run away from. For more information: http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/at-the-movies/
WHITEFIELD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFASTS
Sunday July 28, August 4, 18, September 1, 8-11 AM Whitefield Town Commons, all you can eat, adults $8, under 12 $3, pancakes, blueberries, maple syrup, sausage, baked beans, juice, coffee. Money raised supports Lions Club efforts in the community.
PROFESSOR PADDYWHACK'S ONE MAN JUNK BAND, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday July 30 11 AM Town Gazebo. Rick Adams performs mime, circus skills, comedy skits, storytelling, magic, humor and an intricate one-man band. Childrens summer reading program finale presented by Bethlehem Public Library. Children who kept and submitted reading logs will receive prizes based on the number of hours they spent reading. The performance is free and open to the public and includes an ice cream social. For more information visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org.
THEATRE UNDER THE STARS: 3D MUSKETEERS, BETHLEHEM
Tuesday July 30 6:30 PM Town Gazebo, Prospect Road. It’s “all for one and one for all!” in an action-packed update of this beloved classic-with-a-twist: We freeze the action at crucial plot points so the audience can vote on which way the show will go. Love or Hate? Death or Life? Humor or Sadness? Win or Lose? The fate of our heroes (and the direction of the play) rests in your hands!. (PG) Free with a suggested donation of $5 per person over 12. For more information visit http://www.shakespeareinthevalley.com/.
COLONIAL CHILDREN'S SERIES, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday July 31 11 AM The Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main Street, Bethlehem. $6 at the door. Alejandro's Ole Tyme Magik Showe, Andrew Pinard, recognized by his peers as one of the finest close-up performers throughout the Northeast, part actor, part storyteller, part comic, and consummate magician. For more information: 603 869 3422 or gotoshow@BethlehemColonial.org
FOOD PRESERVATION WORKSHOP, LANCASTER
Wednesday July 31 5:30-7:30 PM Coos County Extension Office. Deb Maes, Extension Field Specialist, will cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions, and share experiences about preserving food safely at home, jams and jellies, picking, canning, fruits and vegetables, freezing and drying. $5 at the door, to register contact Teresa Locke at 787-6944 or email@example.com.
THE ADVENTURES OF BUFFALO AND TOUGH COOKIE, LITTLETON
Wednesday July 31 6:30 PM Littleton Public Library, slide show and talk by author Dan Szczesny whose recently published hiking memoir "The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie" chronicles his trail adventures with his young hiking partner during their year-long quest to reach the summits on the "52 with a View" NH mountain list. For more information contact the library at 444-5741.
SEEKING NEW STORIES FOR OLD SONGS FOR SECOND FRIDAY LITTLETON ART NIGHT CONTEST
The Village Bookstore will host a New Story for an Old Song contest to be judged at the Littleton Art Night on August 9th. Registration deadline is Weds. August 7, there are slots for 12 writers. For more information contact the Village Bookstore at 444-5263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6TH ANNUAL BODEBASH GOLF & TENNIS TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT TURTLE RIDGE FOUNDATION, FRANCONIA
August 24 Tennis Tournament at Tamarack Camp, Easton Valley Road, Franconia. August 25 Golf Tournament at Maplewood Country Club, Route 302, Bethlehem. Register online at www.turtleridgefoundation.org.