Arts & Entertainment

Around Town: Dec. 7, 2017

Around Town

This Week:

St. Barnabas Church, 2 High Street, Berlin
Sunday, Dec. 3, and every Sunday in December until Christmas, 7:15 p.m. — The Compline Choir
The Compline Choir returns with relaxing, meditative chant, which brings calm, healing and composure to those who sing, as well as to those who listen. All are welcome. There is no charge.

St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin
Thursday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. — Turning of The Year: A Holiday Celebration
A holiday mini-fest, featuring traditional and original music from Ireland, Scotland and America. Tickets are $15 and $10 for those under 18.

St. Barnabas Church, 2 High Street, Berlin
Saturday, Dec. 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Community Dinner
Free and open to everyone.

Weekend Craft Fairs This Saturday, Dec. 9

Berlin Recreation Center, 672 First Ave.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Berlin Community Market Indoor Harvest Market
Main Street, Gorham, Old Rite Aid Building
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — A Holiday Bazaar to benefit Special Olympics of N.H. and Northern Human Services
Eagles Club, 8 Green Square, upstairs
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Shop ‘til you Drop Christmas Bazaar
Service Credit Union Heritage Park, Berlin
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Heritage Holiday Craft Fair

Next Week:

Gorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. — The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Swing-Along
The Queens of Christmastime deliver an explosion of yuletide splendor. Tickets $20/advance, and $25 at the door.

St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin
Friday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. — Gould Academy Chamber Ensemble
The ensemble, which includes violins, flutes, bassoon and piano, will be performing works from Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Eduard Grieg and Piazzola. Admission is $5.

 

Gould Academy Chamber Ensemble Coming to St. Kieran Arts Center

 

Gould Academy Chamber EnsembleGould Academy Chamber Ensemble. (COURTESY PHOTO)

BERLIN – The chamber ensemble from Gould Academy will be performing at the St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.

The ensemble, directed by Gould’s Edison Quinatoa, is coached by Thomas Mesa through the distance learning partnership between Gould and the Manhattan School of Music. These coaching sessions take place online via a video conferencing studio located on the Gould campus. The ensemble, which includes violins, flutes, bassoon and piano, will be performing works from Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Eduard Grieg and Piazzolla.

Non-member tickets for the event will be $5 for all seats. All are welcome at this evening of classical music with a taste of the season.

For more information about this community concert, to purchase a membership or loyalty card or to make a donation to the annual or capital improvement funds, contact the Arts Center at (603) 752-1028; go to stkieranarts.org or the Facebook page at facebook.com/stkieranarts.

 

Community dinner to be held at St. Barnabas Church

St. Barnabas community dinnerAnne Kopp and Chuck Dodge, community dinner volunteers, mash potatoes for the November community dinner.

A community dinner will be held at St. Barnabas Church on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. No tickets are necessary. All are invited to just come as you are and bring your family and friends. The menu includes homemade baked beans, ham, brown bread, cole slaw, dessert and beverages.

 

The dinners are intended to bring the community of Berlin together to share a meal and conversation for a fun and friendly evening. The meals are free and open to everyone, with funding provided by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the N.H. Charitable Foundation. Volunteers are made up of members of St. Barnabas Church, other local churches, students from Berlin and Gorham, and members of the community.

St. Barnabas Church is located on the corner of Main and High Streets in Berlin.

 

Around Town 11-30-2017

 

This Week:

Gorham Middle-High School Cafeteria, Main St. Gorham
Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. — Eggplants and Vampires
A silly comedy presented by the Gorham Players. Admission is by donation.

Gorham Town Hall, 20 Park Street
Friday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. — Santa’s Workshop
The Gorham Common lights will be on and Santa will be there ready to have his picture taken with you. There will be an ornament-making session, and refreshments will be available.

Gorham Congregational Church, 143 Main Street, Gorham
Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Annual Christmas Tree Fair
This year’s fair features handmade crafts, homemade baked goods, holiday decorations, and more. A Children’s Shoppe will be open during the fair where youngsters can purchase and wrap gifts. A luncheon will be served, and Santa and his elves will journey from the North Pole to visit with children and the young at heart. A six-foot tall Advent Calendar depicting Gorham at Christmas is a treat for the eyes and full of raffle prizes.

St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin
Saturday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m. — The Nutcracker Ballet
This tale of Christmas dreams comes to life with Clara and her beloved toy, the Nutcracker. Tickets are sold in advance by calling or visiting the Arts Center.

St. Barnabas Church, 2 High Street, Berlin
Sunday, Dec. 3 and every Sunday in Dec. until Christmas, 7:15 p.m. — The Compline Choir
The Compline Choir returns with relaxing, meditative chant, which brings calm, healing and composure to those who sing, as well as to those who listen. All are welcome. There is no charge.

Next Week:

St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin
Thursday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. — Turning of The Year: A Holiday Celebration
A Holiday Mini-fest, with Low Lily, John Whelan and Katie McNally featuring traditional and original music from Ireland, Scotland, and America.

 

The Arts Center at St. Kieran welcomes The Turning of the Year: A Holiday Celebration

John Whelan Low Lily and Katie McNallyFrom left: Low Lily, Katie McNally and John Whelan will be peforming at St. Kieran Center for the Arts in Berlin on Dec. 7. (COURTESY PHOTO)

BERLIN — St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts will host John Whelan, Low Lily and Katie McNally for a holiday show on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Seven-time all-Ireland accordion champion John Whelan teams up with American Roots band Low Lily and Scottish-style fiddler Katie McNally for a spectacular holiday mini-fest.

Featuring traditional and original music from Ireland, Scotland, and America, this diverse and energetic show will help usher in the holiday season. It will bring generations together for a fresh new take on roots music from both sides of the pond.

If you enjoy Irish and Scottish music, modern American string band music and harmonious vocals, you will love the Turning of the Year.

Tickets for this event will be $15 for adults and $10 for those under 18, and are available online (for a small additional fee), at the door on the evening of the show or at the art center’s office at 155 Emery St. in Berlin.