Award-winning Fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki in Littleton

The Littleton Area Senior Center will host award-winning fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki performing “Songs of Emigration” storytelling through traditional Irish music, relaying some of the adventures, misadventures and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants.

Jordan was first recognized as part of New Hampshire’s culture at the age of 12, the youngest member of the delegation representing the state at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington, DC. He has toured nationally with bands in various genres, performed across Ireland and released multiple recordings of celtic music that can be heard on radio stations around New England. He currently performs over 200 shows each years, mostly with his own band, the Jordan TW Trio.

The 1 p.m. program is presented through the NH Humanities Council, and will follow a traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at noon. The show is free, and a donation is requested for the dinner: $5 for under 60, and $3 for seniors over 60.

Questions? Call Anne-Marie at (603) 444-6050.

Bette Davis Birthday Bash

Did you know that Bette Davis celebrated her 33rd birthday at the Littleton Opera House? The date was April 5, 1941. It was the same night as the world premiere of her movie “The Great Lie.”

See a slide show of the event that was taken from the photo album that was produced by Warner Brothers. The Littleton Historical Museum owns that album and it is the only one of its kind in existence. Hear stories about Bette Davis and her life in Sugar Hill (1939-1947) and being a part of the Littleton community. There will be cake and punch.

The event takes place in the Tower Room at the Littleton Opera House (upstairs, accessible by elevator or stairs). Presented by the Littleton Historical Society. More info at: [email protected] or http://littletonnhmuseum.com

32nd Annual Littleton Christmas Parade

Join us for a day of festive fun in Littleton with exceptional shopping and eateries and the 32nd Annual Christmas Parade. The parade begins at noon, on Union Street near the former Hitchiner Building and makes its way down Main Street ending at the Littleton Fire Department!

The Christmas Parade is a wonderful way to kick off your holiday season and give your first holiday greeting to Santa Claus himself!

 

PRKR Mtn. Trails 5K Zombie Challenge

Come to Remich Park in Littleton and try to navigate the 5K Zombie Challenge course without being eaten by a zombie!

Runners will navigate a 5K course wearing a belt with two flags. They can work with other runners to outsmart the zombies who will be chasing them through the course. There are “safe” zones and “Zombie” zones throughout the course. No pushing, shoving allowed. It’s basically flag football with zombies.

Food and refreshments  supplied. Costumes are encouraged. All proceeds go to PRKR Trails.

Cost: Zombies – $10 – must have costume or makeup; Adult runners – $20; Kid runners – $10; Family package – $40.

Questions? Call (603) 444-3437 or email [email protected]

Gathering of the Jack O’Lanterns

The Gathering of the Jack O’Lanterns takes place over three days in downtown Littleton. Many events are planned, including the lighting of the pumpkins illuminating the Ammonoosuc River, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

  • Noon–5pm (Thursday, Friday, & Saturday) – Pumpkins that have already been carved may be dropped off at Littleton Bike & Fitness. Candles will be provided.
  • 6pm – Annual Boofest at the Colonial Theater in Bethlehem featuring Marko The Magician. More information at bethlehemevents.org
  • 7pm – 11pm – Live Music & Costume Party at The Loading Dock featuring Mad Cat Habitat $10 – All ages – Doors @ 6:30p. This night will be a diverse musical offering to the realms of hallowed out pumpkins. Not to be missed! Visit theloadingdocknh.com for more information.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

  • 10am–12pm – Annual Littleton Police Department Halloween Festival at Littleton High School for grades K–6. Pumpkin carving contest, bouncy houses, Home Depot kids build kits, face painting, donuts and cider. Participants are encouraged to bring a ready-to-carve pumpkin (scooped out); there will be a limited number of pumpkins available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • 11am -6pm – Deep Earth Arts Open House They’ll be opening their new studio space at 97 Main Street for an Open House celebration! Come by to check out our new space and all the different retail offerings we have. Josh will be offering 20-minute readings for $20 starting at 2 pm and we’ll be there right up until the Gathering of the Jack o’Lanterns begins at 6 pm!
  • Noon–2pm – Chili Cook-off at the Littleton Food Co-op. Visit littletoncoop.com for more information
  • 1pm – 4pm – Become a Zombie for the evening’s festivities and Zombie Walk! Stop by Aylakai on Main Street. You bring your costume they’ll help with the makeup.
  • 2pm–4pm – Downtown Trick-or-Treat on Main St. and Mill St. Look for “Welcome Trick or Treaters” signs in participating shop windows. No Sign, No Treats!
  • 3pm–9pm – Rock climbing, trampoline bungee jumping, basketball, and duck pond with Vertical Entertainment. Glow-in-the-dark novelties will also be available. Tickets $5-7 per activity.
  • 3pm–9pm – Food Trucks Fill up with delicious food from local vendors and food trucks located along Riverglen Lane.
  • 3pm–6pm – The Pumpkin Patch Hangout at the First Congregational Church. Warm food and kid-friendly activities available. Visit 1stconglittleton.org for more information.
  • 5pm – Zombie Walk All Zombies are encouraged to meet at Aylakai on Main Street for the ghoulish infestation of the Riverwalk Area.
  • 5pm–8pm – Snacks & Treats at the Littleton Senior Center including a variety of delicious baked goods, warm beverages and more!
  • 6pm–9pm – The Haunted Organ at the Riverglen Gazebo Presented by Dick Alberini.
  • 6pm–9pm – Gathering of the Jack‘O’Lanterns. View hundreds of pumpkins carved by members of the community, illuminating the Ammonoosuc River. Enjoy a bonfire built and lit by the Littleton Volunteer Fire Department.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

  • 12:00pm Zombie Run/Walk to benefit Parker Mountain Trails – Sponsored by Littleton Bike & Fitness, Parker Mountain Trails & Littleton Parks & Recreation. Stay tuned for more details!

 

49th Annual Littleton Art Festival

The Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 49th Annual Littleton Art Festival. The festival will begin Friday evening with special events to be announced and continue all day Saturday featuring artists, shopping, entertainment and activities all around downtown Littleton. 

The Littleton Art Festival features professional artists in numerous fine arts media (working in New England and New York) including: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and fiber.

2nd Annual Dr. Shilling & Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing Celebration

A festival originated from Dr. Schilling’s bequest to introduce children and beginners to the sport of fly fishing as a means of fostering personal relationships and developing mentorship opportunities, thereby providing dignity and confidence to children. Money raised benefits the Dr. R. J. Schilling Fund and NH Trout Unlimited’s Youth Trout Camp. Join us for this great cause. Learn more at NHcouncil.tu.org.

An all-day event held along the Ammonoosuc River and Shilling Beer Co., 18 Mill St., Littleton, NH.