North Country Events
CALENDAR OF EVENTS: The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.
LITTLETON FOOD CO-OP GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST
December 9 - 11 drop off, December 12 & 13 voting open, 43 Bethlehem Road, open 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM every day. Register at the co-op service desk. Categories for kids and adults. For more information: www.littletoncoop.com/events.
WORKSHOP DISCUSSES UPDATED WILDLIFE ACTION PLAN, LANCASTER
Thursday December 10 6:00-7:30 PM North Country Resource Center, 629A Main Street. The NH Wildlife Action Plan has just been updated for the first time in 10 years. There is a wealth of new data and information and some new wildlife habitat maps. Learn what’s new and how you can use this information to help NH’s wildlife and habitats. To register go here.
NEIL SIMON’S PLAZA SUITE, LINCOLN
Friday and Saturday December 11 & 12 7:00 PM and Sunday December 13 3:00 PM Jean’s Playhouse, Papermill Drive. Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://jeans-playhouse.com/shows/2015-season/plaza-suite-2015/.
PINE HILL SINGERS, HAVERHILL
Friday December 11 7:00 PM Alumni Hall at Court Street Arts, 75 Court Street. “Music for a Wintry Eve”. For more than 18 years, the Pine Hill Singers have performed in the local area, their repertoire includes classical, jazz, Broadway, patriotic, serious and silly. Their print programs includes this quote attributed to Leonard Bernstein: “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” Admission by donation.
3 SINGERS, A PIANIST AND AN UPRIGHT BASS, BERLIN
Friday December 11 7:00 PM St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street. Tickets $7 at the door. Featuring Mary Armstrong, Brenda Galenus and Hannah Miller. A short jazz musical by Robert Gardner inspired by Tomie dePaolo’s book “Now One Foot, Now the Other”. Brought to you by the Alchemists’ Workshop.
FRANCONIA COMMUNITY HOLIDAY STREET PARTY
Saturday December 12 5:00 PM Main Street. Tree decorating contest, hot cocoa, cookies, Santa at the Village Store, caroling from the Village Store to the Lafayette Center. 6:30-8:00 PM beer and wine tasting at the Dutch Treat. Presented by Lafayette Recreation.
EASTON RESIDENTS HOLIDAY GET TOGETHER
Saturday December 12 6:00 PM Easton Town Hall. For Easton residents and their families.
CABIN FEVER CONCERTS, GUILDHALL VT
Saturday December 12 6:30 PM Guild Hall (town hall) on VT Route 102 in downtown Guildhall located at 13 Courthouse Drive on the common. The evening begins with open mic featuring talented local musicians followed by Comfort Country, a four-piece country/western band based in Guildhall, VT. Concerts are second Saturdays October through March, performers are from the Northeast Kingdom and Northern NH, $5 donation at the door benefits the Guild Hall renovation project slated to begin this year. Refreshments and 50/50 raffle. For more information, call 802 328 2013.
CROSS STEP WALTZ LESSONS AND OPEN DANCE, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday December 12 6:30 PM South Congregational Church, Main Street, next to St. Johnsbury Academy. Beginner lesson to start followed by 7:30 PM lesson that builds on the first lesson. Will Jeffries is the instructor. Open dance 8:30-10:30 PM. Open dance features various types of music including Latin, smooth, and more. $7.50 per lesson per person includes the dance. Students $5. For more information, contact email@example.com.
ANONYMOUS 4: THE LAST NOEL, ST. JOHNSBURY
Saturday December 12 7:30 PM North Congregational Church. A capella harmonies for the holidays. After singing together for more than 30 years, Anonymous 4 has announced it will disband after 2015. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://kcppresents.catamountarts.org/anonymous-4-holiday-concert/.
AN EVENING WITH STEVE BOONE FROM THE LOVIN’ SPOONFULS, BETHLEHEM
Saturday December 12 7:00-9:00 PM. 42 Maple Fine Art Gallery, 42 Maple Street. Steve Boone, bassist, songwriter, founding member of the Lovin’ Spoonfuls. A unique evening of conversation, book signing, and song with a Rock n’Roll Hall of Fame inductee. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.42Maple.org.
DANCE BENEFITS MONROE FIRST RESPONDER VOLUNTEERS
Saturday December 12 8:00 PM - Midnight. Monroe Town Hall. The local band, SideShow will play. Get your tickets early because these dances always sell out, tickets are $10 per person, available from Chief Maynard Farr (603 638 2612) or via emal to firstname.lastname@example.org. The all-volunteer Monroe First Aid Stabilization Team (FAST) is hosting a dance and all proceeds benefit FAST, which is a small town ambulance service that responds quickly, never charges for any treatment, medications, or interventions, take no town funding, receive no salaries, and fund raise for training and equipment costs. Adults 21 and over are welcome, enjoy chicken wings and pizza, BYOB. For more information about SideShow, visit www.facebook.com/sideshowvt.
OPEN MIC AT THE MORRISON, WHITEFIELD
Monday December 14 6:00 PM. 6 Terrace Street. Music starts at 6:00 PM and goes till 7:15 PM. New talent always welcome. There is a tuned piano available. Public is welcome to participate or attend this free event. Signs will lead guests to the performance area from the front door. Performers may call Lyndall at 603 631 4890 or weekdays at 603 837 2541 with any questions or just show up.
NEIL GAIMAN DISCUSSION SERIES AT HAVERHILL CORNER LIBRARY
Monday December 14 7:00 PM at 67 Court Street. Fall book discussion series features the work of bestselling author Neil Gaiman. The series ends on December 14 (“The Ocean at the End of the Lane”). Free and open to the public. Copies of the books are available at the library. For more information, visit http://www.hliba.blogspot.com.
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA, BRETTON WOODS
Monday December 14 8:00 PM Omni Mount Washington Resort. In the Mood for Christmas. $30 per person. Reservations encouraged, visit brettonwoods.com/glennmiller.
NH WELCOME CENTERS INPUT SESSION, LANCASTER
Tuesday December 15 5:00 - 6:30 PM North Country Resources Center, 629B Main Street. The NH Department of Transportation and the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development have announced a series of public input sessions across NH to hear public comments about NH’s rest areas/welcome and information centers. The sessions are part of a detailed study on NH’s 16 state-owned rest areas. The study will assess traveler uses and needs, identify needed improvements and inform overall strategic direction of the welcome and information center system. The goal of the meeting is to solicit feedback on how these facilities affect the local and regional communities. For more information, visit http://www.visitnh.gov/wicstudy.
THEATER IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP FOR STUDENTS, LITTLETON
Tuesday December 29 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street. Jocelyn Duford offers this workshop for students ages 9 - 15, participants at all levels are welcome, session will include a variety of theater games and exercises to improve and strengthen improvisational skills. Registration strongly encouraged, a minimum number of students will be required to make this happen. To register or for more information, visit www.aannh.org. Presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern NH.