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April 29, 2016

- 17 Events

EVANGELINE

7:30 PM - Portsmouth

22 April - 8 May, Pontine Theatre premieres its original stage adaptation of Lonfellow's epic story poem, EVANGELINE. Performances are offered Fridays @7:30, Saturdays @4 & Sundays @2. Tickets are $24 and may be purchased online at www.pontine.org. Pontine's West End Studio Theatre is located at 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth NH. Contact Pontine: [email protected] / 603-436-6660

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Date Night

6:00 PM - Manchester

This is a perfect activity for right before dinner or right afterward! Everything for a couple is included with the listed price (materials, tools, instruction, etc.). We will guide you through a basic pottery lesson and then you will be set free on the wheel to make your own creations! You are welcome to bring food, chocolates or beverages. However, once we get going on the wheel, there is not much opportunity to drink and snack (your hands will be covered with clay!). Date nights will be offered from 6-7:30 or from 7:30-9PM. Pick your day, pick your time, and have fun! The piece you make will be available for pick up three-four weeks after your date.

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Date Night

7:30 PM - Manchester

This is a perfect activity for right before dinner or right afterward. Everything for two adults is included $60, you just need to remember to make the reservations! Participants are welcome to bring food, chocolates or beverages to make the evening more their own. The piece you make will be available for pick up three-four weeks after your date. Call the Studio to save a spot! There is only space for four couples each session. You can book either the 6PM session or the 7:30 session.

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NH Hunting and Fishing Guide School

8:00 AM - Loudon

Have you ever wondered how to turn your passion for the outdoors into an income? Becoming a NH Licensed Hunting and Fishing Guide can pave the way. Guiding sportsmen and women will provide you the opportunity to: Follow your passion, Introduce and Instruct the next generation, Achieve a recognized benchmark in outdoor knowledge, Spend more time in the woods and on the waters, Make great new friends, Increase your knowledge of the outdoors, Get paid to do what you love and Realize small business tax deductions. Achieving this License is no small task. Comprehensive written and oral board exams are required by Fish and Game. The New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center is offering the training you need to accomplish this goal. Our 3 day NH Guide School May 1-3 will prepare you for the toughest outdoor exam in the country. Each of our instructors are Licensed in Maine and NH. Gain knowledge in: Map and Compass Lost Person Recovery Wilderness First Aid Rules and Regulations Trapping Furbearers Animal Biology Fish Biology Nuisance Aquatics Commercial Boating Requirements Canoeing Fly Fishing And More Cost is $385 and includes lunch and learning materials for all three days. Limited to 12 students... Call show contact info or register online to reserve your space! We can help you pass the exams and wear the patch with pride!

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Studio Musical Series: Little Fish

7:00 PM - Durham

Quitting an addiction is hard. It's only made more difficult when it forces you to reflect on yourself and who you have become. "I never really knew whatI was like until I quit smoking, by which time there was hell to pay." So observe Charlotte, a young writer of short stories as she confronts her past, present and future in post 9/11 Manhattan. Having broken off her relationship with nicotine, she struggles to fill the void that is left in her life.

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Baby Animals at Strawbery Banke

10:00 AM - Portsmouth

Meet the spring's new arrivals under the tent on Puddle Dock: lambs, kids, piglets, bunnies, chicks and more. With information about raising and caring for heirloom breeds of animals like those brought to the New World in the early days of settlement.

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FREE: 300hr Professional Yoga Teacher Training Info Session and YogaWorks Class

6:00 PM - Manchester

Take your teaching to the next level! Join Jocelyn for this free YogaWorks class and 300-hour Professional Level Yoga Teacher Training (formerly called 500-hour) information and Q&A session. Space is limited, so enroll in advance. This training will help you define who you are as a yoga teacher and develop your own voice. You know the basics to give your students an intelligent and effective yoga class; this training will further empower you to become a professional teacher through one-on-one mentorship, class assisting and workshops by master teachers in the field. YogaWorks has been providing YTT around the globe for 25+ years. Your YogaWorks RYT 300-hour YTT certificate will be recognized and respected by yoga studios worldwide. Graduates are eligible to register as RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. Click here to find out more about our YogaWorks 300-hour YTT program.

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Open Studio Painting and Drawing at the LRAA Art Gallery

10:00 AM - Tilton

The Lakes Region Art Association is now hosting a drop-in painting and drawing group on Friday mornings, 10:00 am to noon, at our new Art Gallery in the Tanger Outlets, Tilton NH. Open to the public, 18 years and older, this group is for anyone interested in painting, drawing or sketching in any medium. Beginner to advanced, all levels are welcome. There are no fees, no instruction, no structure. Just bring your own supplies, set up, paint or draw and enjoy the camaraderie of hanging out with fellow artists. Create, learn, get inspired, and have fun. For more information, contact the LRAA Art Gallery at [email protected] or stop by the LRAA Art Gallery, Suite 132, at the Tanger Outlets, Tilton. Open Friday, Saturday and Sundays, 10 am to 6pm. The Lakes Region Art Association, founded in 1940, is a non-profit group providing education and support to local artists, both amateur and professional, in the Lakes Region. Visit our website at www.lakesregionartassociation.com

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Gaelic Storm

7:30 PM - Plymouth

After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm is looking sharper than ever. Combining both classic originals and fresh new arrangements of Celtic music with a unique blend of world rhythms, the members of Gaelic Storm infuse the show with their own spunky Irish wit for a wildly entertaining experience. Their past three shows at the Flying Monkey have sold out. Don't wait to get your tickets for round four!

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The Craftworkers Guild Spring 2016 Fair

10:00 AM - Bedford

The Craftworker’s Guild Spring seasonal shop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm. From seasonal decor to beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories the spring seasonal shop is the perfect place to find unique handmade items for you, your home or for gift giving. The Guild’s has welcomed several new, juried artisans to its ever growing membership. In total nearly 80 craftspeople will be showcasing their talents at the Spring seasonal shop. This year an impressive collection of accessories, fiber and fabric arts, photography and fine art, stained & fused glass work, gourmet treats, jewelry in a wide variety of materials, paper arts and cards, ornaments, wood products, sewn and knitted items, doll clothes, paintings, local honey, soap and body products and more will be available. Customers often return several times during the fair as shelves are continually restocked with newly made items. “It is the best little shop hidden in the quiet town of Bedford. Come on in to find those unique gifts you need for the upcoming holidays” says Guild member, Joan Loring. For more information visit our website https://sites.google.com/site/craftworkersguild/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CraftworkersGuild/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf for updates and a sampling of crafts.

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Copyright or Creative Commons – Which way to go?

10:00 AM - Plymouth

This important and informative seminar will present a discussion about copyright and its privileges i.e. the right to allow other people to use your work; your right to charge fees to use your work (licensing); Creative commons and how it differs from Copyright; and the consequences of using social media. Ideas concerning commissioning and how to protect an artist’s estate will also be introduced.

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Baseball Day with the Seacoast Mavericks

11:00 AM - Dover

It’s America’s favorite pastime: Baseball! Join us for a day of baseball fun with Mick, the Seacoast Maverick’s mascot as well as club Maverick players! We’ll play games, do fun art activities, answer questions and give some baseball tips. Have you ever seen a baseball unraveled? Have you ever tried on a catchers outfit? You’ll get to see and do both and then outside in the park (weather permitting) we’ll have our radar gun out and you can guess the speed of your pitch and maybe even race Mick! This event is free with museum admission. Visit www.childrens-museum.org for more information.

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Matt Brown & Students

5:00 PM - Concord

McGowan Fine Art announces the opening of “Matt Brown & Students” featuring the woodblock prints of Annie Bissett, Matt Brown, Ginger Greenblatt, Hannah Phelps, Richard Sabin, Sandy Wadlington, and Jennifer Worsley. The show will run from April 26 – May 27, with a reception on April 29 from 5 to 7 PM. This is free and open to the public.

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Historic Portsmouth Legends & Ghosts Walk

6:00 PM - Portsmouth

Join the author of the bestselling book Haunted Portsmouth, Roxie J. Zwicker for an evening walk to some of the most historic and haunted locations in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Featured on the Travel Channel and History Channel.

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The ART of Conversation

7:00 PM - Warner

Join us at our Opening Reception and Fundraiser for NH Telephone Museum’s 2016 exhibition featuring the artwork of 40 local, national and international artists around the theme, “The ART of Conversation”. Exhibit runs May through October.

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Zimmerman House Public Tours

11:30 AM - Manchester

The Zimmerman House opens for the 2016 tour season on Thursday, April 21. Tickets go on sale April 1. The Zimmerman House Tour provides visitors with a 90-minute exploration of the house with information about Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, the commission and design of the house and details about the Zimmermans, who lived in the house for 36 years. Take a tour Thursdays through Mondays at 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Reservations are required. FREE for Museum Members. $20 Adults; $19 Seniors; $16 Students; $8 Children 7-17. *Tickets include admission to the Currier Museum. All Zimmerman House tours begin at the Currier.

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Israeli Folk Dancing

8:00 PM - Derry

On Friday night, April 29, 2016, and June 3, 2016, there will be Israeli dancing at Etz Hayim Synagogue on 1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry, NH. We'll be learning some dance steps, and dancing. It's great fun. Dancing starts at about 8:00 p.m., after Friday night services (which begins at about 7:15 p.m.) and treats. Please join us!

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April 30, 2016

- 27 Events

The Peterborough Players, MET: Elektra

1:00 PM - Peterborough

The Peterborough Players is delighted to announce the 2015–2016 Arts on Screen Season.

MET: Elektra
April 30, 1pm
Strauss
The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme — who portrays Elektra’s primal quest.

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EVANGELINE

7:30 PM - Portsmouth

22 April - 8 May, Pontine Theatre premieres its original stage adaptation of Lonfellow's epic story poem, EVANGELINE. Performances are offered Fridays @7:30, Saturdays @4 & Sundays @2. Tickets are $24 and may be purchased online at www.pontine.org. Pontine's West End Studio Theatre is located at 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth NH. Contact Pontine: [email protected] / 603-436-6660

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Saturday Try It! Stained Glass Workshops

1:00 PM - Manchester

This one-day workshop is designed to let people try a class out with us to see if they will like it before they sign up for a 10-week full length course. From March though August we will also host this workshop every Saturday from 1-4PM. Please call the Studio to register for a workshop. Students will learn the basic ways of working with stained glass: cutting, applying copper foil, and soldering. Each participant will make a project to take home. No commitments. Just once. You'll either love it or you won't (we think you'll love it). Please call the Studio to register for a workshop. If you're interested in trying this more, we have a class session that goes with every season. The next full length classes begin: Spring Session starts the week of March 31st, 2014 Summer Session starts the week of June 16th, 2014 Fall Session starts the week of September 8th, 2014

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Family Clay Workshops

1:30 PM - Manchester

Come in Saturday afternoon with your kid (or a couple of kids) to share the magic of clay together. This is not a paint-your-own-pottery shop, we will actually be working with wet clay to create a unique clay piece from scratch. Leave your creations with us to fire and they are ready for pick up in 3-4 weeks. March: Animal Seed Starter Mini-Pots April: Flower Pots (for the little seedlings you started last month) May: Mugs for Moms! (create mugs out of decorated slabs for Mother's Day!) June: Crazy Creature Boxes (combine your favorite animals into one and turn it into a box!) Parents of kids under 5 should expect to spend their time assisting their child in making the piece. Parents of older children have the option of making their own piece.

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Saturday Try It! Clay Workshops

3:00 PM - Manchester

This one-day workshop is designed to let people try a class out with us to see if they will like it before they sign up for a 10-week full length course. From March though August we will host this workshop twice every Saturday from 3-6PM and 6-9PM. Please call the Studio to register for a workshop. Students will be able to try some of the basic ways of working with clay by hand - coil, pinch, or slab and then be able to try the potter's wheel for the second half of the class. Students will be able to pick one piece to keep. You'll have to leave your creations with us to finish and fire, but it will be complete in about 3-4 weeks. No commitments. Just once. You'll either love it or you won't (we think you'll love it). Please call or email the Studio to register. If you're interested in trying this more, we have a class session every season. The next full length classes begin: Spring Session starts the week of March 31st, 2014 Summer Session starts the week of June 16th, 2014 Fall Session starts the week of September 8th, 2014

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Date Night

6:00 PM - Manchester

This is a perfect activity for right before dinner or right afterward! Everything for a couple is included with the listed price (materials, tools, instruction, etc.). We will guide you through a basic pottery lesson and then you will be set free on the wheel to make your own creations! You are welcome to bring food, chocolates or beverages. However, once we get going on the wheel, there is not much opportunity to drink and snack (your hands will be covered with clay!). Date nights will be offered from 6-7:30 or from 7:30-9PM. Pick your day, pick your time, and have fun! The piece you make will be available for pick up three-four weeks after your date.

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Date Night

7:30 PM - Manchester

This is a perfect activity for right before dinner or right afterward. Everything for two adults is included $60, you just need to remember to make the reservations! Participants are welcome to bring food, chocolates or beverages to make the evening more their own. The piece you make will be available for pick up three-four weeks after your date. Call the Studio to save a spot! There is only space for four couples each session. You can book either the 6PM session or the 7:30 session.

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Monster Jam

2:00 PM - Manchester

Come watch these giant vehicles doing all kinds of stunts and tricks at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

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NH Hunting and Fishing Guide School

8:00 AM - Loudon

Have you ever wondered how to turn your passion for the outdoors into an income? Becoming a NH Licensed Hunting and Fishing Guide can pave the way. Guiding sportsmen and women will provide you the opportunity to: Follow your passion, Introduce and Instruct the next generation, Achieve a recognized benchmark in outdoor knowledge, Spend more time in the woods and on the waters, Make great new friends, Increase your knowledge of the outdoors, Get paid to do what you love and Realize small business tax deductions. Achieving this License is no small task. Comprehensive written and oral board exams are required by Fish and Game. The New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center is offering the training you need to accomplish this goal. Our 3 day NH Guide School May 1-3 will prepare you for the toughest outdoor exam in the country. Each of our instructors are Licensed in Maine and NH. Gain knowledge in: Map and Compass Lost Person Recovery Wilderness First Aid Rules and Regulations Trapping Furbearers Animal Biology Fish Biology Nuisance Aquatics Commercial Boating Requirements Canoeing Fly Fishing And More Cost is $385 and includes lunch and learning materials for all three days. Limited to 12 students... Call show contact info or register online to reserve your space! We can help you pass the exams and wear the patch with pride!

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Studio Musical Series: Little Fish

7:00 PM - Durham

Quitting an addiction is hard. It's only made more difficult when it forces you to reflect on yourself and who you have become. "I never really knew whatI was like until I quit smoking, by which time there was hell to pay." So observe Charlotte, a young writer of short stories as she confronts her past, present and future in post 9/11 Manhattan. Having broken off her relationship with nicotine, she struggles to fill the void that is left in her life.

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Wood-fired Hearth Cooking Workshop

11:30 AM - Portsmouth

The two-hour hands-on workshop allows participants to learn open-hearth cooking skills as they make and enjoy a traditional menu.

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Baby Animals at Strawbery Banke

10:00 AM - Portsmouth

Meet the spring's new arrivals under the tent on Puddle Dock: lambs, kids, piglets, bunnies, chicks and more. With information about raising and caring for heirloom breeds of animals like those brought to the New World in the early days of settlement.

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Pogo Polo Tournament

10:00 AM - North Conway

Area nonprofits and schools compete in a 3v3, double elimination tournament to win a $500 donation.

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Greater Rochester Author's Fair

10:00 AM - Rochester

A day to celebrate the written word , experiences and work of local authors in the fields of : Juvenile, Adult Fiction, and Non-Fiction. Scheduled authors speak on their experience and read form their works. Sponsored by The Rochester Times and Rochester Main Street in cooperation with Rochester Public Library and Rochester Economic Development. Supported in part by the NH State Council On The Arts and National Endowment For The Arts

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Chamber Singers of Keene concert: Soli Deo Gloria - Baroque Masterpieces by Bach and Buxtehude

7:00 PM - Keene

The Chamber Singers of Keene (Ewing Arts Awards Recipients, 2015) will present a concert of two baroque masterpieces on Saturday April 30th at 7pm in the stunning acoustic of St Bernard's Church in Keene. J. S. Bach's 'Jesu, meine Freude' is his most famous and intimate motet, and Buxtehude's 'Membra Jesu nostri' is his most passionate and sublime work. Both works will be accompanied by period instruments; viola da gamba, archlute, harpsichord and recorders.

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Temperate Native Orchids

1:30 PM - Contoocook

Jean Stefanik, native orchid expert, will present images and stories about native orchids, some of which are recognizable; others are more obscure, rare, or threatened. All illustrate the incredible diversity of flowers within the orchid family. Jean serves as an American Orchid Society Accredited Judge and she's active in several orchid societies and groups. Her expertise & interest have taken her around NA as well as Ecuador & New Zealand.

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Seacoast Cat Club Annual Cat Show

9:30 AM - Concord

April 20: 9:30-4:30 May 3: 8:30-3:30 pm Pedigreed & Household Pet Cat Competition (Bengal Cats will be at our show this year!), Cat Agility, Pet Me Cats, Breed Presentation, Face Painting, Kids Activities, Pet Supplies, food concession, raffle, used book sale, Spectator’s Choice Award Voting, Stuffed Animal Contest (Sun. 11:30 am), Coupon & details at http://www.seacoastcatclub.org

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The Craftworkers Guild Spring 2016 Fair

10:00 AM - Bedford

The Craftworker’s Guild Spring seasonal shop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm. From seasonal decor to beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories the spring seasonal shop is the perfect place to find unique handmade items for you, your home or for gift giving. The Guild’s has welcomed several new, juried artisans to its ever growing membership. In total nearly 80 craftspeople will be showcasing their talents at the Spring seasonal shop. This year an impressive collection of accessories, fiber and fabric arts, photography and fine art, stained & fused glass work, gourmet treats, jewelry in a wide variety of materials, paper arts and cards, ornaments, wood products, sewn and knitted items, doll clothes, paintings, local honey, soap and body products and more will be available. Customers often return several times during the fair as shelves are continually restocked with newly made items. “It is the best little shop hidden in the quiet town of Bedford. Come on in to find those unique gifts you need for the upcoming holidays” says Guild member, Joan Loring. For more information visit our website https://sites.google.com/site/craftworkersguild/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CraftworkersGuild/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf for updates and a sampling of crafts.

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Great Comedy for a Great Cause

7:30 PM - Plymouth

The Bucky Lewis Show to benefit Pemi Youth Center Help a great cause while having a great time! For over 25 years the Bucky Lewis has been entertaining audiences with his dynamic one-man comedy and music show.? Using many forms of comedic stylings and disciplines makes this show unique and a stand-out, delighting sold out crowds everywhere.

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5k Road Race/Walk and Fun Run

9:00 AM - Dover

Saturday, April 30, 9-11am The annual 5K Road Race and Children's Fun Run events are held each spring to ensure that a visit to the Children's Museum is possible for everyone! The 5K Race is part of the Seacoast Road Race Series and held in downtown Dover, with a start and finish in front of the museum. This is the first race of the Seacoast Road Race Series and includes an official competitive racewalker division. Please note that this race is capped at 1,200 participants so don't wait until the last minute! 100% cotton t-shirts will go to all 5k participants who register by March 31, 2016. Race fee is $22 in advance, $25 on race day. Children up to age 12 can register for Fun Run events including a 50-yard dash, and 1/4 and 1/2-mile races. All Fun Run participants receive a blue ribbon, plus water, snacks, face painting and more. Fee for 1/4 and 1/2-mile races is $8 in advance, $10 on race day. No fee for 50-yard dash. Sign up or learn more at www.childrens-museum.org.

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MoCo Arts Teens Musical Theatre presents 'The Wild Swans'

7:00 PM - Keene

‘The Wild Swans’ presented by MoCo Arts Teens Musical Theatre, April 30 at 7:00pm & May 1st at 2:00pm at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College. $20 General, $14 Seniors/Youth, visit or call the Redfern Arts Center Box Office for tickets, 358-2168. www.moco.org. In a faraway kingdom, lives a widowed king with his twelve children: eleven princes and one princess, the lovely Eliza. One day, he decides to marry a queen who is actually an evil witch. The new queen is jealous of the children and turns her eleven stepsons into swans, forcing them to fly away. When the Queen tries to bewitch their 15-year-old sister, Eliza, the girl’s goodness is too strong to be bewitched, so the Queen has Eliza banished from the Kingdom. In this original adaptation by Trish Lindberg, The Wild Swans follows Eliza as she embarks on a magical quest to save her brothers. The beauty of Hans Christian Andersen’s language, coupled by the marvelous music by Will Ogmundson, and the exquisite dancing integrated throughout the production make The Wild Swans a fairy tale journey that will engage and enthrall young and old alike. ‘The Wild Swans’ is sponsored in part by True North Networks and Silver Direct.

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FoodWorks with Hannaford: Top Your Own Yogurt Bar

9:00 AM - Dover

Join us and two Hannaford dietitians at the festive 5k Road Race and Fun Run in Henry Law Park to create your own yogurt masterpiece with healthy and fun toppings! Don’t forget to sign up for the Fun Runs (½ mile, ¼ mile or a 50-yard dash), which start at 10am and are open for all kids up to 10 years of age! Thank you to our sponsor Hannaford Supermarkets. Visit www.childrens-museum.org for more information.

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Electric Earth Concerts presents Music for Horn, Violin, and Piano

7:30 PM - Jaffrey

Electric Earth Concerts will present a concert of music for violin, horn, and piano at First Church in Jaffrey on Saturday, April 30th at 7:30 pm. Pianist Mihae Lee and her husband French horn player William Purvis are joined by violinist Jessica Lee in a concert that includes Brahms’s Trio Op. 40, “Twilight” by American master John Harbison, and Clara Schumann’s “Three Romances.”

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Arbor Day Celebration at The Nashua Historical Society

10:00 AM - Nashua

Activities include Kevin Fredette dedicating a Martha Washington Hawthorne tree; Beaver Brook Association will have samples of their maple syrup; the local Arbor Day Foundation chapter will have an information table; face painting; books on trees and the history of Nashua will be available; bake sale; Claire Young will be filming the event for future broadcast on her show on Channel 96 “Beyond the Garden Gate. Both the Abbot-Spalding House and Speare Museums will be open for tours.

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Zimmerman House Public Tours

11:30 AM - Manchester

The Zimmerman House opens for the 2016 tour season on Thursday, April 21. Tickets go on sale April 1. The Zimmerman House Tour provides visitors with a 90-minute exploration of the house with information about Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, the commission and design of the house and details about the Zimmermans, who lived in the house for 36 years. Take a tour Thursdays through Mondays at 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Reservations are required. FREE for Museum Members. $20 Adults; $19 Seniors; $16 Students; $8 Children 7-17. *Tickets include admission to the Currier Museum. All Zimmerman House tours begin at the Currier.

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Mount Washington Cog Railway Opens for its 147th Season

10:30 AM - Bretton Woods

The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the World’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, will be opening for its 147th season bringing visitors from all over the world to the summit of the Northeast's highest peak on Saturday, April 30. As part of each 3-hour round trip on the Cog, Passengers spend about an hour on the sum-mit, where those ticket holders get free admission to the new summit weather museum cre-ated by the Mount Washington Observatory. The exhibit provides a fascinating look at the extremes of winter on Mount Washington, all from the comfort of an interactive exhibit lo-cated in the lower level of the Sherman Adams Visitors Center. Throughout the season, there are special events, trains and discounts for visiting guests. Starting Memorial weekend, the Cog will be firing up its vintage steam trains, and will be running the steamer as the first train up the mountain throughout the season on scheduled days. Beginning June 19, everyone saves with $15 off their ticket on the last train on most days. Even this Fall, passengers can save with a $10 discount beginning in September. Dis-counts are not available during Holiday periods. The details on the train schedule, specials and discounts can be found online. Times change effective 5/14/16

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2016 Season Opening at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum

3:00 PM - Meriden

The 2016 Season opens at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Saturday, April 30th from 3 to 6pm. Guest Artist Lucy Mink-Covello will exhibit her paintings through June 5th. She will give a talk on the 30th at 4pm. Exh. XXVII, Color-A Theory in Action from the Collection by Aidron Duckworth will be on exhibit through July 24th. Regular Museum hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm or by appointment. Free and open to the public.

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May 01, 2016

- 16 Events

EVANGELINE

7:30 PM - Portsmouth

22 April - 8 May, Pontine Theatre premieres its original stage adaptation of Lonfellow's epic story poem, EVANGELINE. Performances are offered Fridays @7:30, Saturdays @4 & Sundays @2. Tickets are $24 and may be purchased online at www.pontine.org. Pontine's West End Studio Theatre is located at 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth NH. Contact Pontine: [email protected] / 603-436-6660

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Monster Jam

2:00 PM - Manchester

Come watch these giant vehicles doing all kinds of stunts and tricks at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

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NH Hunting and Fishing Guide School

8:00 AM - Loudon

Have you ever wondered how to turn your passion for the outdoors into an income? Becoming a NH Licensed Hunting and Fishing Guide can pave the way. Guiding sportsmen and women will provide you the opportunity to: Follow your passion, Introduce and Instruct the next generation, Achieve a recognized benchmark in outdoor knowledge, Spend more time in the woods and on the waters, Make great new friends, Increase your knowledge of the outdoors, Get paid to do what you love and Realize small business tax deductions. Achieving this License is no small task. Comprehensive written and oral board exams are required by Fish and Game. The New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center is offering the training you need to accomplish this goal. Our 3 day NH Guide School May 1-3 will prepare you for the toughest outdoor exam in the country. Each of our instructors are Licensed in Maine and NH. Gain knowledge in: Map and Compass Lost Person Recovery Wilderness First Aid Rules and Regulations Trapping Furbearers Animal Biology Fish Biology Nuisance Aquatics Commercial Boating Requirements Canoeing Fly Fishing And More Cost is $385 and includes lunch and learning materials for all three days. Limited to 12 students... Call show contact info or register online to reserve your space! We can help you pass the exams and wear the patch with pride!

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Studio Musical Series: Little Fish

7:00 PM - Durham

Quitting an addiction is hard. It's only made more difficult when it forces you to reflect on yourself and who you have become. "I never really knew whatI was like until I quit smoking, by which time there was hell to pay." So observe Charlotte, a young writer of short stories as she confronts her past, present and future in post 9/11 Manhattan. Having broken off her relationship with nicotine, she struggles to fill the void that is left in her life.

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Baby Animals at Strawbery Banke

10:00 AM - Portsmouth

Meet the spring's new arrivals under the tent on Puddle Dock: lambs, kids, piglets, bunnies, chicks and more. With information about raising and caring for heirloom breeds of animals like those brought to the New World in the early days of settlement.

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VFW Loyalty Day

11:00 AM - Rindge

Annual VFW service

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Seacoast Cat Club Annual Cat Show

9:30 AM - Concord

April 20: 9:30-4:30 May 3: 8:30-3:30 pm Pedigreed & Household Pet Cat Competition (Bengal Cats will be at our show this year!), Cat Agility, Pet Me Cats, Breed Presentation, Face Painting, Kids Activities, Pet Supplies, food concession, raffle, used book sale, Spectator’s Choice Award Voting, Stuffed Animal Contest (Sun. 11:30 am), Coupon & details at http://www.seacoastcatclub.org

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Join the SPCA for an elegant brunch, silent auction and exciting guest speaker

10:00 AM - Concord

This event offers guests the chance to mingle with shelter pets, staff and board members as well as hearing what the Pope Memorial SPCA is doing to help homeless pets in our local community. The brunch is buffet style, and offers a delectable selection of breakfast items. The silent auction boasts 100+ tempting items from the Concord Merrimack-County area and beyond. Each year the speaker entertains and educates about the joys and trials of pet ownership. This event also incorporates a fun game of Head & Tails, where you can take your chances choosing heads or tails, and see who the winner is once the coin drops! Highlighting the 2016 Brunch – Keynote Speaker(s): Bruce Zeman & Hobbes Bruce Zeman, is an award-winning, national radio personality and animal rights activist who has dedicated his career, and life, to protecting the lives, welfare & rights of animals. Excitingly, we are thrilled to announce that joining him will be feisty canine-radio sidekick, Hobbes. Hobbes is a tiny brown dachshund, and a domestic violence survivor, whom Bruce adopted in 2009, after Hobbes had been rescued by a local humane society. Since then, the “Best Buddies” have worked to better the lives of animals together. The Paws for Compassion Brunch is a fun filled morning with great food, adorable animals to meet, fellow animal lovers to converse with, and exciting silent auction items; all to support a great cause. Purchase your tickets today! Please purchase your tickets in advance; as seating is limited. Registration is only open for a limited time, reserve your seats today! Tickets are also available for purchase at the shelter, located at 94 Silk Farm Road. All proceeds directly benefit the pets in our shelter. Thank you for your support!

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The Craftworkers Guild Spring 2016 Fair

10:00 AM - Bedford

The Craftworker’s Guild Spring seasonal shop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm. From seasonal decor to beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories the spring seasonal shop is the perfect place to find unique handmade items for you, your home or for gift giving. The Guild’s has welcomed several new, juried artisans to its ever growing membership. In total nearly 80 craftspeople will be showcasing their talents at the Spring seasonal shop. This year an impressive collection of accessories, fiber and fabric arts, photography and fine art, stained & fused glass work, gourmet treats, jewelry in a wide variety of materials, paper arts and cards, ornaments, wood products, sewn and knitted items, doll clothes, paintings, local honey, soap and body products and more will be available. Customers often return several times during the fair as shelves are continually restocked with newly made items. “It is the best little shop hidden in the quiet town of Bedford. Come on in to find those unique gifts you need for the upcoming holidays” says Guild member, Joan Loring. For more information visit our website https://sites.google.com/site/craftworkersguild/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CraftworkersGuild/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf for updates and a sampling of crafts.

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MoCo Arts Teens Musical Theatre presents 'The Wild Swans'

7:00 PM - Keene

‘The Wild Swans’ presented by MoCo Arts Teens Musical Theatre, April 30 at 7:00pm & May 1st at 2:00pm at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College. $20 General, $14 Seniors/Youth, visit or call the Redfern Arts Center Box Office for tickets, 358-2168. www.moco.org. In a faraway kingdom, lives a widowed king with his twelve children: eleven princes and one princess, the lovely Eliza. One day, he decides to marry a queen who is actually an evil witch. The new queen is jealous of the children and turns her eleven stepsons into swans, forcing them to fly away. When the Queen tries to bewitch their 15-year-old sister, Eliza, the girl’s goodness is too strong to be bewitched, so the Queen has Eliza banished from the Kingdom. In this original adaptation by Trish Lindberg, The Wild Swans follows Eliza as she embarks on a magical quest to save her brothers. The beauty of Hans Christian Andersen’s language, coupled by the marvelous music by Will Ogmundson, and the exquisite dancing integrated throughout the production make The Wild Swans a fairy tale journey that will engage and enthrall young and old alike. ‘The Wild Swans’ is sponsored in part by True North Networks and Silver Direct.

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VCA Animal Medical Center Dog Wash

10:00 AM - Portsmouth

VCA Animal Medical Center, along with the Veterinary Technician Club of University of New Hampshire, will be hosting a Dog Wash Event on May 1, 2016 from 10 to 2. With spring around the corner, it’s time to do some cleaning! Bring your four-legged friends to wash off the winter with either a Self or Full-Service dog bath. We will have several UNH Veterinary Technician student volunteers here to help you give your furry friend a bath or you can sit back and enjoy some drinks and snacks while they wash and dry your pooch for you. No appointments needed – just walk in! Your dog will be washed and dried within a reasonable amount of time, but just incase, we recommend a towel for your backseat! If you are not a current client of our clinic please bring proof that your dog is up to date on their Rabies Vaccine. If you would like to get your dog up to date we do offer a Free First Exam coupon online and will be more than happy to meet your dog and have them vaccinated by one of our doctors!

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UNH Concert Choir

3:00 PM - Durham

The University of New Hampshire Department of Music presents the UNH Concert Choir, under the direction of William Kempster, Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in Johnson Theater of the Paul Creative Arts Center, on the Durham campus. The program is entitled “Basically Baroque” and is free and open to the public. For more information, call the UNH Music Department at (603) 862-2404, or visit our website at www.unh.edu/music.

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Spring Bulb Festival

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features the colorful spring bulbs. We provide a map and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch to eat in the Rose Garden Patio. The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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Mount Washington Cog Railway Opens for its 147th Season

10:30 AM - Bretton Woods

The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the World’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, will be opening for its 147th season bringing visitors from all over the world to the summit of the Northeast's highest peak on Saturday, April 30. As part of each 3-hour round trip on the Cog, Passengers spend about an hour on the sum-mit, where those ticket holders get free admission to the new summit weather museum cre-ated by the Mount Washington Observatory. The exhibit provides a fascinating look at the extremes of winter on Mount Washington, all from the comfort of an interactive exhibit lo-cated in the lower level of the Sherman Adams Visitors Center. Throughout the season, there are special events, trains and discounts for visiting guests. Starting Memorial weekend, the Cog will be firing up its vintage steam trains, and will be running the steamer as the first train up the mountain throughout the season on scheduled days. Beginning June 19, everyone saves with $15 off their ticket on the last train on most days. Even this Fall, passengers can save with a $10 discount beginning in September. Dis-counts are not available during Holiday periods. The details on the train schedule, specials and discounts can be found online. Times change effective 5/14/16

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Bikes Not Bombs

9:00 AM - Portsmouth

Bikes Not Bombs will accept donations of all types of bikes, all sizes, all parts, tools, accessories and even cycling clothing. Sorry, we cannot accept anything with significant rust or corrosion, scooters, tricycles, exercise equipment or anything motorized.

Bikes Not Bombs is a non-profit organization that will ship your old bike to international programs in need in Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean, or use it to teach local youth about bicycle mechanics! Learn more at www.bikesnotbombs.org.

Tax receipts available. A $10 donation to assist in the shipping costs is suggested and appreciated but not required.

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Woof! All Things Dog by Various Artists

10:00 AM - Meredith

The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is pleased to host "Woof! A Collection of All Things Dog" -- a collection of work by various artists inspired by man's best friend. This exhibit will run from May 1st to May 31st and will be something that any dog lover would not want to miss. Pieces displayed will range from wall art, jewelry, woods, paper mache, pottery and much more. Enjoy each artist's interpretation of styles and caricatures from different moments, breeds, personalities and playful nature of our favorite canine. The mission of the League of NH Craftsmen is to encourage, nurture and promote the creation, use and preservation of fine contemporary and traditional craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community. If you have any questions about this event, please stop by or give the Gallery a call at 603-279-7920.

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May 02, 2016

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Prenatal Yoga Classes

6:30 PM - Manchester

This six-week session of Prenatal Yoga classes meets every Monday night, 6:30-7:45pm. These classes are designed especially for the pregnant practitioner and practice postures that will help to: • Create more opening in the hips and abdominal region, which will help make space for your baby; • Alleviate tension in the back, neck and shoulders; • Create more openness in the chest; and • Increase circulation to help prevent swelling in the feet and ankles. As your body changes with pregnancy, so will your yoga practice. We will modify poses based on which trimester you are in and how your are feeling. Most importantly, this class will honor your mother's intuition, reinforce your body awareness and improve your ability to practice self care during pregnancy and into motherhood. This class is also appropriate for post natal students.

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The Craftworkers Guild Spring 2016 Fair

10:00 AM - Bedford

The Craftworker’s Guild Spring seasonal shop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm. From seasonal decor to beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories the spring seasonal shop is the perfect place to find unique handmade items for you, your home or for gift giving. The Guild’s has welcomed several new, juried artisans to its ever growing membership. In total nearly 80 craftspeople will be showcasing their talents at the Spring seasonal shop. This year an impressive collection of accessories, fiber and fabric arts, photography and fine art, stained & fused glass work, gourmet treats, jewelry in a wide variety of materials, paper arts and cards, ornaments, wood products, sewn and knitted items, doll clothes, paintings, local honey, soap and body products and more will be available. Customers often return several times during the fair as shelves are continually restocked with newly made items. “It is the best little shop hidden in the quiet town of Bedford. Come on in to find those unique gifts you need for the upcoming holidays” says Guild member, Joan Loring. For more information visit our website https://sites.google.com/site/craftworkersguild/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CraftworkersGuild/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf for updates and a sampling of crafts.

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Gibson's Book Club reads The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson

7:00 PM - Concord

Gibson's Book Club reads The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson Our book club is open to all. We've chosen an eclectic, ambitious list of books for the coming year: join us for every meeting, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you. Most of these titles are in paperback, or should be by the time we'll read them, and they will all be discounted 25% from the publisher's price for the following year, whether you join us for meetings or not. All meetings unless otherwise noted are on the first Monday of the month, and begin at 7:00, to give you time to have dinner and relax a bit first. Parking is free in the Capitol Commons garage and on the street, after 5 p.m...

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Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin

6:00 PM - Manchester

Fiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, will join the Institute to present a talk on her book Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin as part of the Brookings 2016 Election Series. From 2006 to 2009, she served as the national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at The National Intelligence Council. She is a frequent commentator on Russian and Eurasian affairs, and has researched and published extensively on issues related to Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, regional conflicts, energy and strategic issues. Author book sale and signing to follow. The Brookings 2016 Election Series features five noted Brookings scholars who will discuss key issues affecting the 2016 Presidential elections. The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington D.C. Its mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and to provide practical recommendations on public policy issues. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.

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UNH Guitar Studio Recital

7:00 PM - Durham

The University of New Hampshire Department of Music presents the jazz and classical guitar students of David Newsam in recital, Monday, May 2, 2016 at 7 pm in Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center, on the Durham campus. Free and open to the public.

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WorkReadyNH in Nashua!

8:30 AM - Nashua

WorkReadyNH is a tuition-free program aimed at helping the unemployed or underemployed at no cost to you. This 4 week class will elevate your job search, improve your workplace skills and add credentials to your resume. Please call for more info on how to enroll for our upcoming class that runs from May 2nd through May 27th, 2016 at The Adult Learning Center in Nashua.

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May 03, 2016

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Gentle Yoga & Meditation Workshop Series

5:30 PM - Manchester

Ease your way into the evening and unwind after a busy day with Gentle Yoga! We will begin each class with gentle stretching postures, relaxing flows and breathing techniques that create ease in the body, release stress and reduce tension. We will finish with an optional 10 meditation for those who are interested or enjoy a deliciously long and luxurious Savasana! Absolutely no Yoga or Meditation experience is required.

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The Craftworkers Guild Spring 2016 Fair

10:00 AM - Bedford

The Craftworker’s Guild Spring seasonal shop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm. From seasonal decor to beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories the spring seasonal shop is the perfect place to find unique handmade items for you, your home or for gift giving. The Guild’s has welcomed several new, juried artisans to its ever growing membership. In total nearly 80 craftspeople will be showcasing their talents at the Spring seasonal shop. This year an impressive collection of accessories, fiber and fabric arts, photography and fine art, stained & fused glass work, gourmet treats, jewelry in a wide variety of materials, paper arts and cards, ornaments, wood products, sewn and knitted items, doll clothes, paintings, local honey, soap and body products and more will be available. Customers often return several times during the fair as shelves are continually restocked with newly made items. “It is the best little shop hidden in the quiet town of Bedford. Come on in to find those unique gifts you need for the upcoming holidays” says Guild member, Joan Loring. For more information visit our website https://sites.google.com/site/craftworkersguild/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CraftworkersGuild/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf for updates and a sampling of crafts.

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Spring Bulb Festival

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features the colorful spring bulbs. We provide a map and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch to eat in the Rose Garden Patio. The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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May 04, 2016

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FREE Basic Pistol Shooting & Safety Class

6:30 PM - Manchester

This FREE introductory course is 2 hours long and includes classroom time learning firearm safety, storage and maintenance. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling and storage; firearm parts and operation; ammunition & components; how to unload certain action types; shooting fundamentals; primary causes of firearms accidents; and cleaning the firearm. This Non-shooting course teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and explains the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition. This class is FREE to the general public - Bass Pro Shops & Defensive Strategies, LLC wants everyone to know basic firearm safety.... so come join us on the first Wednesday of every month for this complementary class.

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The Craftworkers Guild Spring 2016 Fair

10:00 AM - Bedford

The Craftworker’s Guild Spring seasonal shop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm. From seasonal decor to beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories the spring seasonal shop is the perfect place to find unique handmade items for you, your home or for gift giving. The Guild’s has welcomed several new, juried artisans to its ever growing membership. In total nearly 80 craftspeople will be showcasing their talents at the Spring seasonal shop. This year an impressive collection of accessories, fiber and fabric arts, photography and fine art, stained & fused glass work, gourmet treats, jewelry in a wide variety of materials, paper arts and cards, ornaments, wood products, sewn and knitted items, doll clothes, paintings, local honey, soap and body products and more will be available. Customers often return several times during the fair as shelves are continually restocked with newly made items. “It is the best little shop hidden in the quiet town of Bedford. Come on in to find those unique gifts you need for the upcoming holidays” says Guild member, Joan Loring. For more information visit our website https://sites.google.com/site/craftworkersguild/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CraftworkersGuild/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf for updates and a sampling of crafts.

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UNH Wind Symphony

8:00 PM - Durham

The University of New Hampshire Department of Music presents the UNH Wind Symphony, under the direction of Andrew Boysen Jr., Sunday, May 4, 2016 at 8 pm in Johnson Theater of the Paul Creative Arts Center, on the Durham campus. The program will include Persichetti’s Symphony No. 6, conducted by graduate student Kayla Peard; Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, arranged by guest conductor, Ryan Nowlin; Symphony No. 1 by graduate student Paul Cravens (world premiere); and Deadline by Ryan Nowlin. Ryan Nowlin is the guest this year for the annual Wind Band Invitational and will be conducting his works. He is presently the assistant conductor of the United States Marine Band. Free and open to the public.

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Spring Bulb Festival

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features the colorful spring bulbs. We provide a map and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch to eat in the Rose Garden Patio. The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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Poet Sydney Lea, "No Doubt the Nameless"

5:30 PM - Concord

An evening of verse as Sydney Lea, former Poet Laureate of Vermont, presents his new book of poetry, No Doubt the Nameless. Lea follows in the tradition of Robert Frost, and is very much a New England writer. A former Pulitzer finalist, a recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller, Fulbright, and Guggenheim Foundations, Lea was founder and longtime editor of New England Review. He is the author of twelve collections of poetry, a novel, and three books of naturalist essays. No Doubt the Nameless delves the depths of elegy, yet moves at last into a positive reading of the human situation. Here are familiar rural characters, whose sturdiness and joy figure as strongly into Lea's narratives, both overt and implied, as do their trials and misfortunes.

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May 05, 2016

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Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Circus XTREME

7:00 PM - Manchester

5-5 @ 7pm 5-6 @ 7pm 5-7 @ 11am & 3pm 5-8 @ noon The Greatest Show On Earth returns to the Verizon Wireless Arena...they will bring the XTREME!

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Flag Hill Winery & Distillery Educational Series

6:30 PM - lee

Have you ever wondered what wine-making is really like? ...Or what the difference between fermentation and distillation is? Have you ever wanted to impress your friends at a dinner party by presenting the perfect wine and food pairing? Don't worry, Flag Hill has your back! PRESENTING- AN EDUCATIONAL SERIES AT FLAG HILL THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM FEBRUARY-JUNE! Reservations Required for this 21+ event $30 per person- per event (or $100 for 4 educational series events... $125 for all 5 including our food & wine pairing evening!) Email [email protected] to make your reservation!

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The Craftworkers Guild Spring 2016 Fair

10:00 AM - Bedford

The Craftworker’s Guild Spring seasonal shop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm. From seasonal decor to beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories the spring seasonal shop is the perfect place to find unique handmade items for you, your home or for gift giving. The Guild’s has welcomed several new, juried artisans to its ever growing membership. In total nearly 80 craftspeople will be showcasing their talents at the Spring seasonal shop. This year an impressive collection of accessories, fiber and fabric arts, photography and fine art, stained & fused glass work, gourmet treats, jewelry in a wide variety of materials, paper arts and cards, ornaments, wood products, sewn and knitted items, doll clothes, paintings, local honey, soap and body products and more will be available. Customers often return several times during the fair as shelves are continually restocked with newly made items. “It is the best little shop hidden in the quiet town of Bedford. Come on in to find those unique gifts you need for the upcoming holidays” says Guild member, Joan Loring. For more information visit our website https://sites.google.com/site/craftworkersguild/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CraftworkersGuild/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf for updates and a sampling of crafts.

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American Luthier: Carleen Hutchins--The Art and Science of the Violin, with Quincy Whitney

5:30 PM - Concord

A presentation and booksigning with local historian, Quincy Whitney, on the life of Carleen Hutchins! American Luthier: Carleen Hutchins--The Art and Science of the Violin. From the time of Stradivari, the mysterious craft of violinmaking has been a closely guarded, lucrative, and entirely masculine preserve. In the 1950s Carleen Maley Hutchins was a grade school science teacher, amateur trumpet player, and New Jersey housewife. When musical friends asked her to trade a trumpet for a $75 viola, she decided to try making one, thus setting in motion a surprising career. A self-taught genius who went head to head with a closed and ancient guild, Hutchins carved nearly 500 stringed instruments over the course of half a century and collaborated on more than 100 experiments in violin acoustics. In answer to a challenge from a composer, she built the first violin octet a family of eight violins ranging in size from an eleven-inch treble to a seven-foot contrabass, and in register across the gamut of the piano keyboard. She wrote more than 100 technical papers including two benchmark Scientific American cover articles founded an international society devoted to violin acoustics, and became the only American and the only woman to be honored in Cremona, Italy, the birthplace of Stradivari. About the author: QUINCY WHITNEY, primary arts writer for the Boston Sunday Globe NH Weekly for fourteen years, was a Eugene O Neill Critic Fellow; Salzburg Seminar Fellow; Metropolitan Museum of Art Research Fellow; and Hosking Houses Trust (UK) Fellow covering the 2013 Ashmolean Museum Stradivarius exhibition. She is the author of Hidden History of New Hampshire and lives in New Hampshire.

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Spring History Course: Vacationland, NH

5:30 PM - Concord

A six-part history course, Vacationland, NH: Rusticating in the Granite State explores tourism in New Hampshire. The state was already a nationally known tourist destination when the automobile became popular in the early 20th century. Few could foresee how cars would change tourism in the Granite State, opening up new regions of New Hampshire to thousands of people who flocked to the state to enjoy its bucolic atmosphere and stunning natural wonders. As “rusticators” hopped in their cars and ventured off the beaten path, New Hampshire’s tourist industry reinvented itself. Lecture topics cover the Monadnock region, the Lakes Region, the skiing and hiking in the White Mountains, the seacoast, and children’s summer camps. For a full listing of lecture topics and speakers, see our adult programs/lectures page or the online brochure and registration form. The cost for the history course is $70 for members of the New Hampshire Historical Society and $95 for nonmembers. To register, mail the registration form with payment, call Member and Visitor Services Coordinator Wendy Olcott at 603-856-0621 to register by phone and pay with a credit card, or register online through Eventbrite.

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Fishways Fundays: Spring Serenade

12:30 PM - Manchester

Who is making all that noise? Discover which animals are calling in spring and why. We’ll try our luck at mimicking their songs and make an animal call to take home! Fundays are for children ages 4 - 5 accompanied by an adult. Programs include fun outdoor exploration and indoor craft making.

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UNH Concert Choir and UNH Symphonic Band

8:00 PM - Durham

The University of New Hampshire Department of Music presents the UNH Concert Band, under the direction of Casey Goodwin, and the UNH Symphonic Band, under the direction of Andrew Boysen Jr., Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8 pm in Johnson Theater of the Paul Creative Arts Center, on the Durham campus. The Concert Band portion of the program will include the music of Bruce Fraser; Frank Ticheli, conducted by graduate student Ashley Paradis; Brian Balmages; and guest composer/conductor Ryan Nowlin. The Symphonic Band will perform the music of Ian Nelson (world premiere); Mark Camphouse, conducted by graduate student Joel Graham; and Ryan Nowlin. Free and open to the public.

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Spring Bulb Festival

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features the colorful spring bulbs. We provide a map and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch to eat in the Rose Garden Patio. The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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City of Gold

6:30 PM - Plymouth

Filmmaker Laura Gabbert follows Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold as he explores the culinary culture of Los Angeles. Gold was one of the first critics to review small, family-owned ethnic restaurants with as much care as the reviews done about haute cuisine establishments of Beverly Hills. With a stroke of his pen, Gold changed the lives of countless recent immigrants cooking the food of their homelands.

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