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September 28, 2016

- 14 Events

Hobo Harvest Time Express - NH's Classic Fall Foliage Experience!

10:00 AM - Lincoln

New Hampshire’s Classic Fall Foliage Experience! Your one hour and twenty minute round-trip excursion will take you through a naturally wooded area along the Pemigewasset River where you'll enjoy NH’s beautiful fall foliage as well as complimentary samples of NH MADE seasonal items and specialty products aboard the train. You'll also have an opportunity to enjoy lots of on-site activities including our Hobo Harvest Farm Stand & Farm Yard, pumpkin bowling, ring toss, sack races and bean bag toss. Make sure to bring your camera as you won't want to miss our now-famous "Corn Stalk Critters" – these life-sized Scarecrows have been created especially for this event by the Annalee Doll Co. This year’s theme, “Scarecrows of the Oval Office”, will feature a variety of popular US Presidents and the top two contenders for the 2016 Presidential Election! Train fare: Children (3-11) $15.00; Adults $20.00; Children 2 and under ride FREE - Includes access to the Hobo Farm Stand & Farm Yard as well as access to our collection of antique Tractor and Farm Equipment display!

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Last Call for English Cream Tea in the Garden

10:00 AM - Franklin

Take a self-guided tour of the gardens. We provide a map and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1PM – 5PM (tea price $8.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM and our season ends on September 30th.

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She’s the top dog: Stories of women and their dog teams

6:30 PM - Plymouth

Bob Cottrell will discuss the critical role played by women racers, breeders, historians, sled makers, Olympians, and promoters in the sport of sled dog racing. Some of the women to be featured include Clara Enebuske, Caryl Peabody, Edna Ricker, Kate Sleeper, Florence Clark, Eva Brunelle Seeley, Karen Jones, Marjory Gane Harkness, Julia Lombard and Nancy Cowan. Around 7pm, Sally Manikian, current musher and owner of Shady Pines Sleddogs will discuss the sport and female mushers today.

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Papermill Theatre Co. Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Sometimes laughter is a matter of life and death. A group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor dispense shampoos and hilarious repartee. "...suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post. Steel Magnolias will play September 22-October 1, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and afternoons at 2:00 p.m. on Monday September 26 and Wednesday September 28.

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Every Wednesday Wine Tasting Social

5:00 PM - Nashua

WineNot Boutique hosts three weekly wine tastings and a craft beer tasting every week. The tastings are fun, casual, and at no charge. We are focused on finding the right wines and beer for you. You won’t find any snobbery here. If you attend the tastings on a regular basis, you can expect to taste wines from every corner of the world and every style; red, white, sparkling, and dessert wines. These tastings are great way to sample new wines and beer and meet other wine enthusiasts from your local community. You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter (on the website) or website blog to find out which wines we’ll be tasting each week. No reservations are necessary. Just come on in and grab a glass.

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Exercise is Not a Four-Letter Word!

1:00 PM - Concord

Author Carol Phillips uses her multiple award-winning book, "52 Simple Ways To Health", as a guide to teach you easy, fun strategies for improving health. Each workshop is geared toward better health and positive lifestyle change. Carol will focus on the basic components of exercise and how to keep exercise habits a positive part of your life. Carol’s book, “52 Simple Ways to Health” can be purchased for an additional $15. Healthy snacks, a yummy dessert and beverages will be served!

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: 50 Years of Exeter Fine Crafts

9:00 AM - Exeter

September 7-October 15, 2016 Reception: Friday, September 16, 5-7 pm Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 17, 10 am Celebrate the work of the hand and the heart in Rock, Paper, Scissors. The exhibition, which commemorates the 50 year anniversary of Exeter Fine Crafts (EFC), features fiber art, jewelry and metal work, printmaking, glass, clay, woodworking, beading and much more by member artists from across New England. New Hampshire has a rich tradition of supporting and promoting fine craft, which has been a catalyst for social, civic, and economic development throughout the state. EFC opened in downtown Exeter in 1966 as an outgrowth of the Exeter Home Industries Group and as a satellite gallery for the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Throughout its history, EFC’s mission has remained the same: to preserve and promote handcrafted arts and craftspeople in New England so they continue to be a visible, vital and cherished part of our cultural heritage. Through its gallery and educational programming, EFC raises public awareness the value of craft throughout the decades and into the future. Come see the unique artistry of over 60 craftspeople working today. Visit the Lamont Gallery and the Exeter Fine Crafts (www.exeterfinecrafts.com) websites to learn more about additional programs and events during this special anniversary exhibition. Gallery Hours: Monday by appointment, Tuesday-Friday, 9-5. Saturday 10-4.

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Immigration and Latino Identity Politics from 2006 to 2016

6:30 PM - Manchester

Heather Silber Mohamed will join the Institute to present a discussion titled "Immigration and Latino Identity Politics from 2006 to 2016." During the 2016 Presidential election campaign, the debate over immigration policy has returned to the forefront of American politics. Silber Mohamed will connect today’s events to the historic wave of protests that occurred in the spring of 2006, in which millions of Latinos took to the streets across the U.S. in opposition to an immigration proposal then pending before Congress (H.R. 4437). In the process, she will explore the complexities of the Latino community, particularly as it is united and divided by the increasingly pressing questions of immigration and what it means to “become” American. Drawing on the lessons of Latino activism from a decade ago, she will discuss the implications of the ongoing immigration debate for Latino political incorporation and participation in 2016 and beyond. Heather Silber Mohamed is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, MA, where she teaches courses on American government, Latino politics, women and politics, research methods, and the politics of food. Her research interests include Latino politics, immigrant socialization and participation, immigration policy, and identity politics in the U.S., with a focus on the influence of race, class, and gender. Her book, The New Americans? Immigration, Protest, and the Politics of Latino Identity is forthcoming with the University Press of Kansas. She holds a Ph.D. from Brown University and also spent six years working in the U.S. Congress.

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Toddlerfest

10:00 AM - Dover

Toddlerfest September 17 – October 2 Now that the big kids are back in school, it’s time for our young visitors to rule the roost and enjoy a variety of exciting activities and mini-workshops geared just for them and their caregivers. Toddlerfest offers guests ages 0-5 the chance to experience music and movement, science, art and storytelling while caregivers learn how these experiences relate to their child’s cognitive growth and development. All Toddlerfest programs are free with museum admission. Visit www.childrens-museum.org for more information.

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Wee Ones Wednesdays

10:45 AM - Dover

Wee Ones Wednesdays Wednesdays, September 21 & 28, 9:45am and 10:45am Wee Ones Wednesdays is an interactive weekly drop-in program for children ages 2-4 and has been described as PRE pre-school. Children and a parent or caregiver enjoy art, music, movement and conceptual learning with a new theme each week. Sessions are offered from 9:45-10:30am and 10:45-11:30am. The cost per adult/child pair is $7 for Museum members and $10 for Non-members. Additional children in a family are $5 each for Members and $8 each for Non-members. Also, we are offering a punch card option for Members who attend regularly: a 5-class punch card is $30 or 2 cards for $55. Wee Ones Wednesdays are generously sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire. Visit www.childrens-museum.org for more information.

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First Friends Playgroup with Baby Storytime

9:30 AM - Dover

First Friends Playgroup with Baby Storytime Wednesday, September 21 & 28, 9:30-10:30am The First Friends Playgroup for children ages 6 months to two years is a drop-in opportunity for parents and babies/toddlers to play together in the Early Learning Landscape area. Join Early Childhood and Literacy Coordinator Meredith Lamothe, MLIS, for Playgroup and Baby "Lap Sit" Storytime at 9:45am. Learn important early literacy skills to practice with little ones and enjoy some rhymes, puppets, songs and stories. This program is free for museum members and regular admission applies for non-members: $10 for adults and children, $9 for seniors and no charge for babies under 12 months old. Visit www.childrens-museum.org for more information.

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FoodWorks: Edible Art

10:00 AM - Dover

FoodWorks: Edible Art Wednesday, September 28, 10am-Noon Who says you shouldn’t play with your food? Come to the Muse Studio and join us in making mini fruit pizza masterpieces that are as adorable as they are delicious! This healthy and creative snack time is brought to you through our FoodWorks program, which is generously sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets. Free with museum admission. Visit www.childrens-museum.org for more information.

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UNH MoA Alumni Panel

12:00 PM - Durham

Lara Woolfson ’05 and Phoenix Mayet G’03, return to campus discuss their current careers and how their paths as photographers have evolved since graduating from UNH.

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The Future of Nature Film Series Presents: THE MESSENGER

6:30 PM - Concord

Join The Nature Conservancy and Red River Theatres for THE MESSENGER, the second film in the Future of Nature Film Series. A three-part event, the series--made possible with support from Harvest Capital and Orr & Reno with additional support for THE MESSENGER from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation--will feature films that dive deeply into the environmental issues that affect our backyard, our planet and our way life. Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, THE MESSENGER brings us face-to-face with a remarkable variety of human-made perils that have devastated thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks and many other airborne music-makers. We'll follow the film with a talk with local experts about how the themes in THE MESSENGER touch down in the Granite State. 6:30pm = film begins in the Stonyfield Culture Center at Red River Theatres (90 minutes) 8:00pm = panel discussion (30-45 minutes) Each ticket in the Future of Nature series is $5 and are available at the door or online at http://www.redrivertheatres.org/2016/09/the-messenger/ Panelists: Douglas Bechtel, President, New Hampshire Audubon David Patrick, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy Chris Rimmer, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Ecostudies The Future of Nature Film Series is made possible with support from Harvest Capital and Orr & Reno. Please join us for the entire series: "Of The Sea" - August 31, 2016 "The Messenger" - September 28, 2016 "Return of the River" - October 26, 2016 Thank you also to our individual film sponsors! Louis Karno & Company - "Of The Sea" The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation - "The Messenger" Merrimack County Savings Bank - "Return of the River"

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September 29, 2016

- 13 Events

Hobo Harvest Time Express - NH's Classic Fall Foliage Experience!

10:00 AM - Lincoln

New Hampshire’s Classic Fall Foliage Experience! Your one hour and twenty minute round-trip excursion will take you through a naturally wooded area along the Pemigewasset River where you'll enjoy NH’s beautiful fall foliage as well as complimentary samples of NH MADE seasonal items and specialty products aboard the train. You'll also have an opportunity to enjoy lots of on-site activities including our Hobo Harvest Farm Stand & Farm Yard, pumpkin bowling, ring toss, sack races and bean bag toss. Make sure to bring your camera as you won't want to miss our now-famous "Corn Stalk Critters" – these life-sized Scarecrows have been created especially for this event by the Annalee Doll Co. This year’s theme, “Scarecrows of the Oval Office”, will feature a variety of popular US Presidents and the top two contenders for the 2016 Presidential Election! Train fare: Children (3-11) $15.00; Adults $20.00; Children 2 and under ride FREE - Includes access to the Hobo Farm Stand & Farm Yard as well as access to our collection of antique Tractor and Farm Equipment display!

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Last Call for English Cream Tea in the Garden

10:00 AM - Franklin

Take a self-guided tour of the gardens. We provide a map and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1PM – 5PM (tea price $8.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM and our season ends on September 30th.

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Papermill Theatre Co. Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Sometimes laughter is a matter of life and death. A group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor dispense shampoos and hilarious repartee. "...suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post. Steel Magnolias will play September 22-October 1, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and afternoons at 2:00 p.m. on Monday September 26 and Wednesday September 28.

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Deerfield Fair

8:00 AM - Deerfield

140 Years of Agricultural Family Fun! New England's Oldest Family Fair

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Wicked Haunted Waterfront Tour

7:00 PM - Portsmouth

Explore the darker past of Portsmouth on this haunted history tour that steps back into a hidden and almost forgotten past of the city's South End. Seek out the shadows of shanghaied sailors and uncover the city's sordid past. Uncover secrets and stories and discover how "wicked" the waterfront used to be.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: 50 Years of Exeter Fine Crafts

9:00 AM - Exeter

September 7-October 15, 2016 Reception: Friday, September 16, 5-7 pm Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 17, 10 am Celebrate the work of the hand and the heart in Rock, Paper, Scissors. The exhibition, which commemorates the 50 year anniversary of Exeter Fine Crafts (EFC), features fiber art, jewelry and metal work, printmaking, glass, clay, woodworking, beading and much more by member artists from across New England. New Hampshire has a rich tradition of supporting and promoting fine craft, which has been a catalyst for social, civic, and economic development throughout the state. EFC opened in downtown Exeter in 1966 as an outgrowth of the Exeter Home Industries Group and as a satellite gallery for the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Throughout its history, EFC’s mission has remained the same: to preserve and promote handcrafted arts and craftspeople in New England so they continue to be a visible, vital and cherished part of our cultural heritage. Through its gallery and educational programming, EFC raises public awareness the value of craft throughout the decades and into the future. Come see the unique artistry of over 60 craftspeople working today. Visit the Lamont Gallery and the Exeter Fine Crafts (www.exeterfinecrafts.com) websites to learn more about additional programs and events during this special anniversary exhibition. Gallery Hours: Monday by appointment, Tuesday-Friday, 9-5. Saturday 10-4.

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Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights

5:30 PM - Concord

Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace visit Gibson's to present a biography of Jonathan Daniels, a civil rights activist from New Hampshire who lost his life saving a black teenager from a white supremacist. Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. After the voting rights marches, he remained in Alabama, in the area known as Bloody Lowndes, an extremely dangerous area for white freedom fighters, to assist civil rights workers. Five months later, Jonathan Daniels was shot and killed while saving the life of Ruby Sales, a black teenager. Through Daniels' poignant letters, papers, photographs, and taped interviews, authors Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace explore what led Daniels to the moment of his death, the trial of his murderer, and how these events helped reshape both the legal and political climate of Lowndes County and the nation. This compelling book concludes with an analysis of Daniels' legacy, which includes a lawsuit prompted by his murder trial that forced Alabama to include blacks and women on juries.

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Carrie Underwood

7:00 PM - Manchester

Carrie Underwood with special guests Easton Corbin & The Swon Brothers!

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The Craftworkers Guild Harvest Fair 2016

10:00 AM - Bedford

The Craftworker’s Guild Harvest Fair shop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm September 29 – October 10. Everything from seasonal décor to beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories as well as fiber and fabric arts, photography and fine art, stained and 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. It’s the perfect place to find all the creative and unique gifts on your shopping list! With the Guild adding many new juried members, this year’s fair will not only feature items crafted by local favorites but by many new artisans as well. More than 80 artisans and craftspeople will be displaying their work. 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. The Guild will also be open October 6 until 8:00pm for the Harvest Fest Night. Visit our website www.craftworkersguild.org or Facebook for updates and a sampling of crafts.

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Toddlerfest

10:00 AM - Dover

Toddlerfest September 17 – October 2 Now that the big kids are back in school, it’s time for our young visitors to rule the roost and enjoy a variety of exciting activities and mini-workshops geared just for them and their caregivers. Toddlerfest offers guests ages 0-5 the chance to experience music and movement, science, art and storytelling while caregivers learn how these experiences relate to their child’s cognitive growth and development. All Toddlerfest programs are free with museum admission. Visit www.childrens-museum.org for more information.

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Junior Science Class: Ocean Fun

10:00 AM - Dover

Junior Science Class: Ocean Fun Thursdays, September 22 – October 27, 10-10:45am This Fall, junior scientists, ages 3.5-5, will be learning all about the sea - from the salt to the sand to the amazing creatures that call the ocean home. This session of junior science will be packed with interactive hands-on experiments, theme inspired crafts and fancy scientific vocabulary! Classes are $60 for Members and $70 for Non-members. Pre-registration is required. Call 603-742-2002 to register. To learn more visit www.childrens-museum.org.

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Homeschool Science: Let’s Get Moving!

11:30 AM - Dover

Homeschool Science: Let’s Get Moving! Laws of Motion & More Thursdays, September 22-October 27, 11:30am-12:15pm Homeschool students, ages 6-8, will explore motion, gravity, action and reaction and more in this session of science. Young scientists will explore Newton’s three laws with hands-on activities and experiments, and in doing so, be introduced to many important basics of physics. Classes are $60 for Members and $70 for Non-members. Pre-registration is required. Call 603-742-2002 to register. To learn more visit www.childrens-museum.org.

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UNH MoA LiveARTS

6:00 PM - Durham

A surprising medley of university talent from solo student artists, trios or other music groups will perform in an “open mic” coffee house format.

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September 30, 2016

- 21 Events

Mary Gatchell in Concert!

7:30 PM - Epping

Mary Gatchell, is a dynamic singer, pianist, and composer originally from Epping, NH and now living in New York City. With four albums to her credit and music video, Shining Star, she has delighted audiences with her velvety voice and alluring charm with a refreshing unique style all her own in legendary clubs such as the Blue Note, Birdland, Bitter End, CBGB’s, Knitting Factory, Boston House of Blues, Ryles, and many more. She sang three concerts with the Rolling Stones on their 50th anniversary tour in Brooklyn's Barclays Center and Newark's Prudential Center. Mary studied voice, piano, and oboe at NYU, graduating Magna cum Laude, with a degree in theory and composition. Mary studied with renowned composers Jim McNeely and Justin Delio Joio. She has written several pieces, not only with traditional rock instrumentation for her own group, but also for orchestra, choir, and chamber ensembles. In 2015, Mary sang on Broadway as part of the ensemble for the hit TV show, Smash: Bombshell the Musical. Mary is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Siena Summer Music, a chamber music festival in Italy for instrumentalists, opera singers, and composers

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Friday Night Dinner Dance Cruises from Weirs Beach

6:00 PM - Weirs Beach

Enjoy the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night on a sunset cruise with dinner and dancing aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Buffet dinner and dancing to live music. Adult 60 and over get $10 discount Friday nights. From Weirs Beach 6--9 PM. More information and tickets at: http://www.cruiseNH.com/schedule.php

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Hobo Harvest Time Express - NH's Classic Fall Foliage Experience!

10:00 AM - Lincoln

New Hampshire’s Classic Fall Foliage Experience! Your one hour and twenty minute round-trip excursion will take you through a naturally wooded area along the Pemigewasset River where you'll enjoy NH’s beautiful fall foliage as well as complimentary samples of NH MADE seasonal items and specialty products aboard the train. You'll also have an opportunity to enjoy lots of on-site activities including our Hobo Harvest Farm Stand & Farm Yard, pumpkin bowling, ring toss, sack races and bean bag toss. Make sure to bring your camera as you won't want to miss our now-famous "Corn Stalk Critters" – these life-sized Scarecrows have been created especially for this event by the Annalee Doll Co. This year’s theme, “Scarecrows of the Oval Office”, will feature a variety of popular US Presidents and the top two contenders for the 2016 Presidential Election! Train fare: Children (3-11) $15.00; Adults $20.00; Children 2 and under ride FREE - Includes access to the Hobo Farm Stand & Farm Yard as well as access to our collection of antique Tractor and Farm Equipment display!

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Last Call for English Cream Tea in the Garden

10:00 AM - Franklin

Take a self-guided tour of the gardens. We provide a map and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1PM – 5PM (tea price $8.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM and our season ends on September 30th.

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Papermill Theatre Co. Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Sometimes laughter is a matter of life and death. A group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor dispense shampoos and hilarious repartee. "...suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post. Steel Magnolias will play September 22-October 1, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and afternoons at 2:00 p.m. on Monday September 26 and Wednesday September 28.

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Deerfield Fair

8:00 AM - Deerfield

140 Years of Agricultural Family Fun! New England's Oldest Family Fair

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Date Night in the Pottery Studio

6:00 PM - Manchester

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! Even though we call it a "Date Night", it is not exclusive to couples. Friends, parents and older children, and anyone who wants to do this together is welcome to join. Each person gets their own wheel. Date nights are offered from 6-7:30 or from 7:30-9PM on Friday and Saturday. Pick your day, pick your time, and have fun! The piece you make will be available for pick up four-five weeks after your date.

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ACT ONE presents MACABARET!

7:30 PM - Portsmouth

ACT ONE presents the devilishly funny musical MACABARET! Get-A-Clue Productions reprises the musical delight MACABARET! This wickedly funny and brilliantly performed show is a huge favorite of ACT ONE audiences; so it is always a special treat when the show returns. The “Corpse de Cabaret” includes some of the nicest “undead” people you’ll ever meet – Phil Graves (Robb Ross), Donna Shroud (Diane Arabian), Paul Bearer (Todd Fernald), and Victoria Bledsoe (Kelli Leigh-Ann Connors). This foursome will tickle all your funny bones with devilishly good puns & incredible comic timing and will enchant you with hauntingly beautiful melodies & splendid harmonies. PERFORMANCES: Sep 30, 7:30 and Oct 1, 2:00 & 7:30 This show has it all! So don’t delay – with just three performances you’ll want to get your tickets early! “Great music, hilarity, entertainment in spades!”
– The Spotlight For more information and to order tickets, visit www.actonenh.org or call 603.300.2986. The West End Studio Theatre is located in the mill complex at 959 Islington Street in Portsmouth. WEST is a comfortable 50-seat theatre, air-conditioned & wheelchair accessible with off-street parking.

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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 Bear Necessities (Family Fun Nights)

6:30 PM - Manchester

Black bear can be found all over the state of NH, though it is a special (and sometimes unwelcome) treat to see one. Discover what these large mammals need to survive, and learn how to encourage wild bear and humans to be “respectful neighbors” to one another.

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Follow the Grain Exhibit

10:00 AM - Meredith

The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is pleased to host Follow the Grain, a collection of woodwork by various juried League artists. This exhibit will run from September 1st to 30th and pieces displayed will have diverse types of wood and styles. Pieces displayed will range from bowls, jewelry boxes, cribbage boards, breadboards, cutting boards, tables, stools, kitchen utensils, wall art, jewelry and more. 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 at the Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith, NH or us a call at 603-279-7920.

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The Ghoullog

6:30 PM - North Conway

Enter the 10th season of the Ghoullog at Cranmore! The approximate 50-minute haunt leads the unsuspecting through dark twists and turns, plus an outdoor element leading through the scariest of dark woods. Doors open at 6:30pm. Visit theghoullog.com for event details.

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Arrival From Sweden - Music of ABBA

7:30 PM - Plymouth

September 30, 2016 (7:30PM) ARRIVAL from Sweden was founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden. ARRIVAL from Sweden very soon became one of the world’s most popular and most selling ABBA show band. Since the start in 1995 the band has toured in close to 55 countries and has appeared in several TV and radio shows all over the world. Since 2007 ARRIVAL from Sweden has made 42 successful tours in the USA. This show has sold out arenas and venues all over the world since 1995 and is the absolute best and most authentic ABBA show there is. Millions of people all around the world celebrate this show as the best ABBA show in the world; in fact this is the only ABBA show the world needs. ARRIVAL from Sweden has exact copies of the original staging clothes of ABBA, a permission granted by the ABBA clothing designer. This production is the closest you will ever get to see ABBA! Get ready for a night of hits like: Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Does Your Mother Know, Take A Chance, SOS, The Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper, Money Money Money, Waterloo, Honey Honey, Fernando, I Do I Do I Do, Chiquitita, Knowing Me Knowing You, Summer Night City, Thank You For The Music, Lay All Your Love On Me, Gimme Gimme Gimme and many more are delivered with such accuracy that it’s hard to believe that it’s not the real ABBA on stage.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: 50 Years of Exeter Fine Crafts

9:00 AM - Exeter

September 7-October 15, 2016 Reception: Friday, September 16, 5-7 pm Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 17, 10 am Celebrate the work of the hand and the heart in Rock, Paper, Scissors. The exhibition, which commemorates the 50 year anniversary of Exeter Fine Crafts (EFC), features fiber art, jewelry and metal work, printmaking, glass, clay, woodworking, beading and much more by member artists from across New England. New Hampshire has a rich tradition of supporting and promoting fine craft, which has been a catalyst for social, civic, and economic development throughout the state. EFC opened in downtown Exeter in 1966 as an outgrowth of the Exeter Home Industries Group and as a satellite gallery for the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Throughout its history, EFC’s mission has remained the same: to preserve and promote handcrafted arts and craftspeople in New England so they continue to be a visible, vital and cherished part of our cultural heritage. Through its gallery and educational programming, EFC raises public awareness the value of craft throughout the decades and into the future. Come see the unique artistry of over 60 craftspeople working today. Visit the Lamont Gallery and the Exeter Fine Crafts (www.exeterfinecrafts.com) websites to learn more about additional programs and events during this special anniversary exhibition. Gallery Hours: Monday by appointment, Tuesday-Friday, 9-5. Saturday 10-4.

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Andrew Duhon Trio: Deb's House Concert

7:30 PM - Peterborough

I met this trio on the Americana River Cruise in February. This is really special to have them come all the way from New Orleans to play in my living room. I can't wait for you to meet them and hear their music. ~ Deb Andrew Duhon is a songwriter from New Orleans, a teller of stories with an undeniable voice, weighted and soulful. Duhon has released 3 recordings, the latest of which, ‘The Moorings’, was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for ‘Best Engineered Album’. He has toured solo for much of his career, and that troubadour element is certainly present, an usher of modern day folklore. His latest group, The Andrew Duhon Trio brings a new musicality to the tunes with upright bassist, Myles Weeks and drummer ,Maxwell Zemanovic. Since recording ‘The Moorings’ together as their first project, the Trio has been crossing the American landscape, touring and creating together, the thoughtful colors of the trio breathing a new musicality and direction into Duhon’s songwriting traditions.

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The Craftworkers Guild Harvest Fair 2016

10:00 AM - Bedford

The Craftworker’s Guild Harvest Fair shop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm September 29 – October 10. Everything from seasonal décor to beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories as well as fiber and fabric arts, photography and fine art, stained and 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. It’s the perfect place to find all the creative and unique gifts on your shopping list! With the Guild adding many new juried members, this year’s fair will not only feature items crafted by local favorites but by many new artisans as well. More than 80 artisans and craftspeople will be displaying their work. 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. The Guild will also be open October 6 until 8:00pm for the Harvest Fest Night. Visit our website www.craftworkersguild.org or Facebook for updates and a sampling of crafts.

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St. Paul's School Keiser Concert Series Presents: Tom McDermott

7:30 PM - Concord

New Orleans pianist, Tom McDermott, makes a return to SPS for a lively jazz concert to begin the 2016-2017 season. Visit the artist's website for more information, http://mcdermottmusic.com/.

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Toddlerfest

10:00 AM - Dover

Toddlerfest September 17 – October 2 Now that the big kids are back in school, it’s time for our young visitors to rule the roost and enjoy a variety of exciting activities and mini-workshops geared just for them and their caregivers. Toddlerfest offers guests ages 0-5 the chance to experience music and movement, science, art and storytelling while caregivers learn how these experiences relate to their child’s cognitive growth and development. All Toddlerfest programs are free with museum admission. Visit www.childrens-museum.org for more information.

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Save the Seals River Cruise

5:00 PM - Newburyport

Join the Seacoast Science Center and Newburyport Whale Watch for a special river cruise and silent auction to benefit the Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue and ocean education efforts. While cruising the Merrimack River aboard the Captain’s Lady III, we’ll enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while searching for seals, enjoying sunset, and having a blast. Marine Mammal Rescue Team members will regale you with stories from the field and explain how their work on the New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts coast plays an important role in monitoring ocean health. All proceeds from the Save the Seals River Cruise benefit our Marine Mammal Rescue Program. The seals can’t pay to be rescued, so we rely on our community to help keep our Team ready to respond to every marine mammal that hauls out or strands on the New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts coast. Don’t forget, your participation in the silent auction aboard our cruise supports our Marine Mammal Rescue Program too! Vie to win baskets including gift certificates to local restaurants, a gift card to Kittery Trading Post, Waterville Valley lift tickets, New England Patriot’s tickets, wine, art, and more. The Save the Seals River Cruise is sponsored by the Blue Ocean Event Center and Gallagher’s Place, Portsmouth NH. Please note that actual tickets will not be mailed; your name will be included on the list of registered guests when you arrive. The boat will leave from 54 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA. Parking is available for a small fee. The boat will begin boarding at 4:45 PM. Thank you.

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Casino Night!: Fundraiser for The Nashua Community Music School

8:00 PM - Milford

NCMS announces their fall fundraiser, Casino Night! Visit The River Casino in Milford, NH for a fun evening of Vegas-style table games, poker, blackjack, roulette and much more! The Main Event: Friday, Sept. 30th 8pm-11pm Featuring games, drinks, door prizes, and live music by NCMS students & friends. FREE ENTRY Join us from Sunday, Sept 25th-Friday, Sept 30th and a portion of the gaming proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Nashua Community Music School. Please note that this event is 21+. The River Casino 185 Elm Street Milford, NH 03055 http://www.nashuacms.org/ncms-events/ 603-881-7030

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Get lost in our corn maze!

8:00 AM - Meredith

People of all ages enjoy getting lost in our tricky corn maze. Included with admission are a maze trivia game and a snack after completing the trivia game. The maze is open daily. The last admission to the maze is one hour before the farm closes. While you are here enjoy our “pick your own” pumpkin patch, visits with animals, free tractor rides on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 until 4 pm, and food from our farm kitchen and bakery. Fresh cider doughnuts are available on weekends from the Cider Bellies stand. Find more information at moultonfarm.com

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October 01, 2016

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CDDA Harvest Fair

9:00 AM - Colebrook

This event would not be complete without the annual Chili/Chowder Challenge, 50/50 Raffle, Vendor Raffle and new this year, a pumpkin carving contest. Live music creates a wonderful ambiance that is sure to please anyone that is looking to get a jump start on their holiday shopping.

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Figure Drawing Workshop

6:00 PM - Manchester

A monthly workshop with a live nude/partially nude model held every first Saturday from 6-8:30PM. The model will begin with short gestural poses and work up to longer poses towards the end of the session. We will make every effort to alternate male/female models each month. The workshop is not instructed and is open format. Beginners are welcome! Artists may use a media of their choice (drawing, painting, sculpting, etc.). There are some easels in the studio artists are welcome to use, but they are limited, so please arrive early if you hope to use one. Interested students are asked to register in advance. If the week of the workshop there are less than 4 registrants, we will cancel the workshop. The image is a Michaelangelo master drawing. DISCLAIMER: There will be a nude model. The workshop is recommended for mature or adult audiences. The purpose of this workshop is for artistic practice and study. Inappropriate visitors or inappropriate uses will not be tolerated and those guests will be asked to leave. They will not be welcome back in the space.

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Pumpkin People Decorating Contest

10:00 AM - North Conway

In conjunction with the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Return of the Pumpkin People Contest. Come see more than a dozen displays at Settlers Green!

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Rock, Roll & Remember aboard the M/S Mount Washington

5:00 PM - Laconia

Enjoy the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night on a sunset cruise with dinner and dancing aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Buffet dinner and dancing to live music. The best nightlife in New England. From Weirs Beach 5-8 PM. More information and tickets at: http://www.cruiseNH.com/schedule.php

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Family Fun Day

10:00 AM - Nashua

Family Fun Day will be hosted Saturday, October 1st at Nashua High School South from 10am-3pm. Family Fun Day is an indoor event offered to the public twice a year. The overall event focuses on health & fitness, safety, and literacy for children and their families. There is a large section of the event dedicated to health and fitness including free samples of nutritious foods and beverages, and easy and fun ways to stay active and play. Family Fun Day offers all day live entertainment, costume characters and team mascots, bounce houses, obstacle course, pitching station, coloring contest, face painting, balloon art, princess characters, and so much more. All participants in the coloring contest receive a book as their prize. There are two grand prize coloring contest winners who receive new bikes with helmets. The first 1,000 attendees of Family Fun Day receive a giveaway bag when they enter the event, filled with samples, coupons, and giveaways from local businesses and Family Fun Day exhibitors. Admission to this event is $1 per person. For more information visit: www.liliguanausa.org/ffd-oct or call (603) 881-9805 Family Fun Day- October Saturday, October 1st, 2016 10:00am-3:00pm Nashua High School South (36 Riverside Street- Nashua, NH 03062) Admission $1 per person www.liliguanausa.org/ffd-oct

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Hobo Harvest Time Express - NH's Classic Fall Foliage Experience!

10:00 AM - Lincoln

New Hampshire’s Classic Fall Foliage Experience! Your one hour and twenty minute round-trip excursion will take you through a naturally wooded area along the Pemigewasset River where you'll enjoy NH’s beautiful fall foliage as well as complimentary samples of NH MADE seasonal items and specialty products aboard the train. You'll also have an opportunity to enjoy lots of on-site activities including our Hobo Harvest Farm Stand & Farm Yard, pumpkin bowling, ring toss, sack races and bean bag toss. Make sure to bring your camera as you won't want to miss our now-famous "Corn Stalk Critters" – these life-sized Scarecrows have been created especially for this event by the Annalee Doll Co. This year’s theme, “Scarecrows of the Oval Office”, will feature a variety of popular US Presidents and the top two contenders for the 2016 Presidential Election! Train fare: Children (3-11) $15.00; Adults $20.00; Children 2 and under ride FREE - Includes access to the Hobo Farm Stand & Farm Yard as well as access to our collection of antique Tractor and Farm Equipment display!

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Foliage Dinner Train aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

5:00 PM - Meredith

Join us aboard our popular Fall Foliage Turkey Dinner Train for a 2-hour round trip excursion along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. While relaxing aboard our restored vintage coaches, you'll enjoy a delicious hand-carved roast turkey dinner with all the fixin's catered by Hart's Turkey Farm. This event is BYOB and is by reservation only. Purchase tickets online from our reservation service at www.HoboRR.com. Tickets are not refundable and are date/time sensitive.

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Fall Foliage Trains - One hour rides along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee

11:00 AM - Weirs Beach

Available weekends and holidays only after Labor Day. Enjoy a relaxing 1-hour round trip excursion along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and Paugus Bay from Weirs Beach and back while taking in the beautiful colors of fall. Don't forget your camera! Weirs Beach departures (1-hour rides only): 11am, 1pm & 3pm You may purchase tickets for these 1-hour train rides on-line from our reservation service at www.HoboRR.com or at our Weirs Beach Ticket Booth located at 211 Lakeside Ave, Weirs Beach, NH. Tickets are non-refundable and are date/time sensitive.

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Fall Foliage Special Train - Meredith to Plymouth, Aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

11:00 AM - Meredith

Enjoy a relaxing Fall Foliage train ride that takes you north from Meredith, NH past several small lakes, up and over the Ashland Summit, across the Ashland Trestle and past the Bonnie Brae Deer Farm to the quaint village of Plymouth, NH where you'll enjoy a hot buffet lunch at the Common Man Inn & Restaurant. On the return trip, be sure to have your camera ready as we’ll make a stop at the beautifully restored Ashland Train Station where you'll be greeted by Station Attendants dressed in late 1800's attire. Our Fall Foliage Specials depart Meredith, NH at 11am and return just after 3pm. Train Fare: Coach Class - $59.95; First Class - $95.95 & Presidential Class - $105.95. Fare includes round-trip excursion, hot buffet lunch and a souvenir booklet. Advance reservations are required.

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18th Annual Autumn Craft Festival on the Lake

10:00 AM - Meredith

The scenic Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, New Hampshire will come alive with color, flavor and music for the 18th annual Autumn Craft Festival on the Lake on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2. Over 100 Juried Craftspeople and artisans will display and sell their American made works including fine jewelry, country wood crafts, original watercolors, pottery, scarves, quilts, photography, painted antiques, puzzles, dolls, metal sculpture, wall hangings, clocks, lamps, hats, ceramics, dolls, quilts, stained glass, candles, soap, primitive and folk art, painted slate, hand-carved signs, soft sculpture, dried floral, fleece, leather, botanicals, oil paintings, calligraphy, tapestry, pewter, cheese boards, and more. Come sample the culinary delights of kettle corn, lemonade, herbal dips, maple products, jams, jellies, salsas, wine slush mix, honey and much more. Enjoy craft demonstrations each day. Gorgeous fall foliage completes this picture perfect New England Event. Free admission and free parking. Handicap Accessible and Pets are welcome. The Festival is held rain or shine. Festival Hours are Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Mills Falls Marketplace is located directly on Route 3 in lovely Meredith, NH. Directions: From Route 93 take Exit 23. For more information call {603} 332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com Food sales benefit Lakes Region Altrusa Club.

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Lost River Gorge Evening Lantern Tour

8:00 PM - North Woodstock

Lost River Gorge is astonishing by day and is a whole new adventure at night! Boulder caves are lit by lanterns while the boardwalks are lit by headlamps. Guided tours begin at dusk, and are by reservation only as space is limited. Not recommended for children under 5 years old. Please visit our Lantern Tour page for more information.

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Fall Foliage Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach, Laconia

Fall Foliage on Lake Winnipesaukee is spectacular and continues through the end of October. Let the captain do the driving while you enjoy the colors along the shoreline and the mountain sides from the lake. Cruises leave from Weirs Beach daily on the M/S Mount Washington (2.5 hours) or her sister vessels Doris E. and Sophie C. Also serving Wolfeboro and Alton Bay. Call ahead or check our website for schedule.

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Scenic Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee

10:00 PM - weirs Beach, Laconia

No visit to New Hampshire is complete without a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington. This beautiful crystal clear lake offer some of the most spectacular scenery in all of New England. It is surrounded by mountain ranges and contains more than 300 islands. Located in NH’s Lakes Region it covers 72 square miles and is the largest lake in New Hampshire. The M/S Mount Washington is a 240 foot excursion cruise ship which has been a Lake Winnipesaukee tradition for more than 240 years. From Weirs Beach daily. Also serving Wolfeboro, Alton Bay, Meredith and Center Harbor. Cruise is 2.5 hours in duration. Mailboat cruises and shorter cruises are also offered from Weirs Beach. For more information go to: www.cruiseNH.com or call 603-366-5531

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Autumn Lobsterfest aboard the M/S Mount Washington

5:00 PM - Laconia

Enjoy the ultimate New England dinner on a sunset cruise with dinner and dancing on Lake Winnipesaukee. Besides lobster, there will also be another entree selection. From Weirs Beach 5-8 PM.

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Plainfield New Hampshire Fifth annual Plainfield Pumpkin People

9:00 PM - Plainfield

Fifth annual Plainfield Pumpkin People Area families on both Rte 120, and 12A have crafted a unique seasonal display of Pumpkin People...see their personalities come to life. 5 years ago three friends wanted to do a fall display in the neighborhood, the Pumpkin People began. The first year there were about 30 pumpkin people and in 2013 over 190 and yet grew again in 2014 to over 250 in 2015 we topped out over 260. This is not a contest just a family fun town event. It so exciting other area towns around us have started to copy us.

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Papermill Theatre Co. Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Sometimes laughter is a matter of life and death. A group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor dispense shampoos and hilarious repartee. "...suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post. Steel Magnolias will play September 22-October 1, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and afternoons at 2:00 p.m. on Monday September 26 and Wednesday September 28.

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O2X Summit Challenge

9:00 AM - Lincoln

Starting near the banks of the Pemigewasset River, runners will traverse old logging trails, climb steep glades, and bushwhack through stunning fall foliage as they make their way to the summit of Loon Peak.

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Deerfield Fair

8:00 AM - Deerfield

140 Years of Agricultural Family Fun! New England's Oldest Family Fair

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5th Annual Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival

11:00 AM - Exeter

The 5th Annual Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival will take place from 11 am - 4 pm on October 1, 2016, at Swasey Park in historic downtown Exeter, NH. Breweries and beer enthusiasts from the region will gather for a sampling of fresh beers of all colors, styles and tastes. Also vote for your favorite chili! The cost of the Beer and Chili Festival is $30 which includes a sampling glass, eight sampling tickets and all you can eat chili. Designated Driver and Youth tickets are also available.

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Clydesdale Camera Day

1:00 PM - Merrimack

The Anheuser-Busch brewery in Merrimack, NH offers guests the opportunity to pose for photos with a world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale. These "gentle giants" have been an Anheuser-Busch symbol of tradition since the first Clydesdale hitch and a red beer wagon paraded to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. While visiting, come check out our gift shop and take a tour of our brewery. Don't forget your cameras!

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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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Family Pottery Workshop

12:00 PM - Manchester

NOTE: This is most appropriate for kids 9 and up, but younger children (6 is the youngest) who have the focus and dexterity are welcome as well. Throwing on the pottery wheel is not the easiest thing to learn, so parents are advised that they may need to assist their children. If you have a younger child, try the Family Clay Workshop from 1:30-2:30 on Saturdays, where we sculpt with clay without using the pottery wheel. Instead of being limited to the wheel, your child can sculpt a dragon, ornaments, a crazy fish, or… anything, really. It is much easier for younger children to work with clay without a wheel. About the workshop: Parent and child will each get their own wheels. The class begins with a quick demonstration, participants then get to throw on the pottery wheel, and the last 10-15 minutes is reserved for clean up. Because we are limited to 8 participants in a class and because throwing on the wheel is more involved than clay sculpting, there is a limit of one child per parent. This class is held monthly from 12-1PM on the First Saturday of each month. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to allow for check in, get aprons on and get situated for the demo to start at noon. The sooner we get settled, the more time you will have to throw on the wheel!

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Glass Suncatcher class with Lynn Haust

10:00 AM - Meredith

Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, October 1st from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM for a Suncatcher Glass class with Lynn Haust. Explore the exciting world of melting glass! Students will use sheet, stringers, fit and confetti to create a sparkling glass suncatcher. Bring your ideas or the instructor will guide your creative energy. This two-hour class will cover basic glass technology and creative resources. No glass experience necessary. Materials used will be Bullseye glass and the use of tools will be included. Tuition is $35 per student and there is no materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For any questions or concerns, feel free to stop by the store at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith, NH or give us a call at 603-279-7920.

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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. 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 in the Pottery Studio

6:00 PM - Manchester

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! Even though we call it a "Date Night", it is not exclusive to couples. Friends, parents and older children, and anyone who wants to do this together is welcome to join. Each person gets their own wheel. Date nights are offered from 6-7:30 or from 7:30-9PM on Friday and Saturday. Pick your day, pick your time, and have fun! The piece you make will be available for pick up four-five weeks after your date.

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Saturday Try It! Stained Glass 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 also host this workshop every Saturday from 3-6PM. 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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Return of the Pumpkin People

7:00 AM - Jackson Area

This self guided tour of more than 80 properties is down right hilarious. Although this event runs through the entire month of October properties can not guarantee that their displays will show well throughout the entire 31 days. Everything will be done to assure the best showing as possible but it is recommended that you visit before the last of the month. Get your cameras loaded and your Official Return of the Pumpkin People maps ready... This is a self-guided tour enjoyed at any time you decide to go. You will be visiting some of New Hampshire’s best restaurants, lodging properties, services, stores and more… Plan a weekend around your visit… When ever you decide to see it please be sure to stop in to participating businesses, thank them for their hard work and share with them just how much you enjoyed their display. This event is guaranteed to surprise and entertain even the toughest of critics. Only in the Jackson Area and Conway Areas of New Hampshire will you see live Pumpkin Faced People doing things you never thought possible: cooking, frightening you, taking photos of you, just staring from a tree, rocking, talking, driving, being tall, short, chunky, skinny, eating, skiing, running, diving, singing and so much more. Mark your calendars because this year is the YEAR you will want to come and see our Return of the Pumpkin People displays. For detailed information please visit us on the web at JacksonNH.com or Facebook. You can print a map off our website by September 1 or call the office at 603-383-9356 and we’ll mail one out to you today!

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ACT ONE presents MACABARET!

2:00 PM - Portsmouth

ACT ONE presents the devilishly funny musical MACABARET! Get-A-Clue Productions reprises the musical delight MACABARET! This wickedly funny and brilliantly performed show is a huge favorite of ACT ONE audiences; so it is always a special treat when the show returns. The “Corpse de Cabaret” includes some of the nicest “undead” people you’ll ever meet – Phil Graves (Robb Ross), Donna Shroud (Diane Arabian), Paul Bearer (Todd Fernald), and Victoria Bledsoe (Kelli Leigh-Ann Connors). This foursome will tickle all your funny bones with devilishly good puns & incredible comic timing and will enchant you with hauntingly beautiful melodies & splendid harmonies. PERFORMANCES: Sep 30, 7:30 and Oct 1, 2:00 & 7:30 This show has it all! So don’t delay – with just three performances you’ll want to get your tickets early! “Great music, hilarity, entertainment in spades!”
– The Spotlight For more information and to order tickets, visit www.actonenh.org or call 603.300.2986. The West End Studio Theatre is located in the mill complex at 959 Islington Street in Portsmouth. WEST is a comfortable 50-seat theatre, air-conditioned & wheelchair accessible with off-street parking.

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ACT ONE presents MACABARET!

7:30 PM - Portsmouth

ACT ONE presents the devilishly funny musical MACABARET! Get-A-Clue Productions reprises the musical delight MACABARET! This wickedly funny and brilliantly performed show is a huge favorite of ACT ONE audiences; so it is always a special treat when the show returns. The “Corpse de Cabaret” includes some of the nicest “undead” people you’ll ever meet – Phil Graves (Robb Ross), Donna Shroud (Diane Arabian), Paul Bearer (Todd Fernald), and Victoria Bledsoe (Kelli Leigh-Ann Connors). This foursome will tickle all your funny bones with devilishly good puns & incredible comic timing and will enchant you with hauntingly beautiful melodies & splendid harmonies. PERFORMANCES: Sep 30, 7:30 and Oct 1, 2:00 & 7:30 This show has it all! So don’t delay – with just three performances you’ll want to get your tickets early! “Great music, hilarity, entertainment in spades!”
– The Spotlight For more information and to order tickets, visit www.actonenh.org or call 603.300.2986. The West End Studio Theatre is located in the mill complex at 959 Islington Street in Portsmouth. WEST is a comfortable 50-seat theatre, air-conditioned & wheelchair accessible with off-street parking.

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Friends of the Poor 5k

9:00 AM - New Ipswich

9th Annual Friends of the Poor 5K Run/Walk All proceeds raised will benefit Society of St. Vincent de Paul to help feed local families in need. All runners who register by midnight Sep. 15th will receive a premium long sleeve running shirt. Runners who register the day of the event the adult fee is $30, and the children fee is $15. No long sleeve running shirt is included if you register after Sep. 15th or register the same day of the event. There is NO registration fee for walkers, and a free short-sleeve T-shirt is available for walkers that register by Sep. 15th. All runners and walkers are encouraged to receive pledge donations The beautiful fall foliage colors may be peaking on October 1st, and this scenic 5k course will be a fun filled family event for kids of all ages to enjoy!

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Return to No 4: Revolutionary War Weekend

10:00 AM - Charlestown

Revolutionary War Encampment; Watch mock battles. Tour the fortified village. Watch demonstrations of 18th century skills. Play 18th century styled games. Visit our sutlers for the latest in 18th century goods.

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“Not-So-Ordinary” Pumpkin Patch

11:00 AM - Laconia

“Not-So-Ordinary” Pumpkin Patch Every Saturday, September 24-October 15; 11:00-12:00 & 1:00-2:00 Join us for a naturalist-led tour of our “Not-So-Ordinary” Pumpkin Patch – an experimental examination of the natural history and taxonomy of pumpkins including about 30 unique varieties of pumpkins that highlight newly developed hybrids and extremely hard-to-find heirloom varieties. Colors range from sun yellow to white and even black and pink varieties. There are varieties that are grown solely for eating their seeds, their beauty, and their culinary use. While you are here, plan to pick your own pumpkins from our more traditional pumpkin patch after the tour. It truly is a wonderful fall tradition to enjoy with family and friends. All pick-your-own pumpkins are Jack-O-Lantern varieties and can be purchased at the Education Center.

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Red, White & Brew

2:00 PM - Laconia

Join us on Saturday, October 1st for a craft beer and wine festival with live music, food, a car show, and local vendors/artisans. VIP admission is $40 (includes special VIP Hour from 1-2). General admission is $25. Admission includes commemorative mug – while supplies last! All proceeds benefit Veterans Count Visit www.vetscount.org/nh for more information!

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The Ghoullog

6:30 PM - North Conway

Enter the 10th season of the Ghoullog at Cranmore! The approximate 50-minute haunt leads the unsuspecting through dark twists and turns, plus an outdoor element leading through the scariest of dark woods. Doors open at 6:30pm. Visit theghoullog.com for event details.

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Opening of Mount Washington: The Crown of New England

11:00 AM - Manchester

Mount Washington: The Crown of New England will be the first museum exhibition devoted entirely to art featuring the Mount Washington region. The exhibition will feature major paintings by Hudson River School artists, including Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Frederick Kensett and David Johnson, as well as acclaimed painters such as Winslow Homer and George Inness. Paintings, prints, vintage photographs and illustrated guidebooks from the late 1820s through the 1870s will document the artistic and historical context in which New Hampshire’s most iconic scenic landmark became a national and international symbol of the American landscape, a center for scientific study and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. This exhibition is being developed in collaboration with the Mount Washington Observatory, North Conway, New Hampshire, a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to documentation, research and education pertaining to the natural history and human heritage of Mount Washington. This exhibition is supported by the Henry Melville Fuller Exhibition Fund, the Kimon S. & Anne C. Zachos Exhibition Fund, the Robert & Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers, Pamela A. Harvey, Harold Janeway, Harvey Construction, the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation and the Susan E. Strickler Exhibition Fund.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: 50 Years of Exeter Fine Crafts

9:00 AM - Exeter

September 7-October 15, 2016 Reception: Friday, September 16, 5-7 pm Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 17, 10 am Celebrate the work of the hand and the heart in Rock, Paper, Scissors. The exhibition, which commemorates the 50 year anniversary of Exeter Fine Crafts (EFC), features fiber art, jewelry and metal work, printmaking, glass, clay, woodworking, beading and much more by member artists from across New England. New Hampshire has a rich tradition of supporting and promoting fine craft, which has been a catalyst for social, civic, and economic development throughout the state. EFC opened in downtown Exeter in 1966 as an outgrowth of the Exeter Home Industries Group and as a satellite gallery for the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Throughout its history, EFC’s mission has remained the same: to preserve and promote handcrafted arts and craftspeople in New England so they continue to be a visible, vital and cherished part of our cultural heritage. Through its gallery and educational programming, EFC raises public awareness the value of craft throughout the decades and into the future. Come see the unique artistry of over 60 craftspeople working today. Visit the Lamont Gallery and the Exeter Fine Crafts (www.exeterfinecrafts.com) websites to learn more about additional programs and events during this special anniversary exhibition. Gallery Hours: Monday by appointment, Tuesday-Friday, 9-5. Saturday 10-4.

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Errol Heritage Day - Professional Lumberjack Competition

7:00 AM - Errol

Bring the family to celebrate the rich history of Errol, NH! Pancake breakfast 7:00am - 9:00am, Professional Lumberjack Competition 10am-4pm, (many World Record Holders from the U.S. and Canada,) Vendors, Local Crafters, Displays and Demonstrations, Lagoon of Doom Log Rolling, Kids Games, BBQ Lunch, Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Helicopter Rides in the school field, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner at the Errol Fire Station to benefit the Errol Heritage Commission.

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Helicopter Fall Foliage Tours

7:00 AM - Portsmouth

Enjoy the beauty of fall in NH from the comfort of one of our new helicopters! Seacoast Helicopters can provide you with breathtaking views of NH's fall colors without the traffic! Come fly with us and see the glory that is NH! Flights available from 7AM till 10PM daily.

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Soap Box Derby Fall Rally Weekend

8:00 AM - Loudon

Gravity powered cars in side-by-side competition for boys & girls ages 7 to 18. > >> Build your own car in time for the race or try out one of ours! <<< Race Date(s): Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1122 Route 106 North, Loudon, NH 03307 www.soapboxderby.org/new-hampshire Contact Person: Dick Behan, Race Director, (603)953-3086, E [email protected]

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Children's storytime: Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale, with author Josh Funk

10:00 AM - Concord

A special storytime edition as Gibson's presents children's author Josh Funk, and his new book Dear Dragon! Dear Dragon is a sweet and clever friendship story in rhyme, about looking past physical differences to appreciate the person (or dragon) underneath. George and Blaise are pen pals, and they write letters to each other about everything: their pets, birthdays, favorite sports, and science fair projects. There's just one thing that the two friends don't know: George is a human, while Blaise is a dragon What will happen when these pen pals finally meet face-to-face? Josh Funk is also the author of the award-winning Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, a thoroughly delicious picture book about the funniest "food fight" ever, and the upcoming Pirasaurs!

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The Craftworkers Guild Harvest Fair 2016

10:00 AM - Bedford

The Craftworker’s Guild Harvest Fair shop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm September 29 – October 10. Everything from seasonal décor to beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories as well as fiber and fabric arts, photography and fine art, stained and 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. It’s the perfect place to find all the creative and unique gifts on your shopping list! With the Guild adding many new juried members, this year’s fair will not only feature items crafted by local favorites but by many new artisans as well. More than 80 artisans and craftspeople will be displaying their work. 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. The Guild will also be open October 6 until 8:00pm for the Harvest Fest Night. Visit our website www.craftworkersguild.org or Facebook for updates and a sampling of crafts.

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Guided Gallery Tour

12:00 PM - Concord

Please note that the tours start at 12 noon, 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM and last about an hour. Enjoy a guided tour of the New Hampshire Historical Society's historic Park Street building and exhibitions led by a member of the Society's education or volunteer docent staff. Find out more about New Hampshire’s “Temple of History” and hear stories about the objects on display that make their history come alive. From a 500-year-old dugout canoe to a 1972 Ski-doo, the exhibitions on display at the New Hampshire Historical Society show you things you just can’t see anywhere else. Guided gallery tours are 45 minutes long and are appropriate for visitors of all ages. The tour is included in the price of paid admission for adult and family audiences. Reservations are not accepted. Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis, and tours are capped at 12 people. To schedule a guided tour for an adult group of 12 or more people, see our group tours page or contact Director of Education and Public Programs Elizabeth Dubrulle at 603-856-0604 or [email protected] Youth and school groups of any size must schedule a guided visit in advance.

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Suspended Worlds by Christine Hadsel

2:00 PM - Concord

A hundred years ago in small-town America, people provided most of their own entertainment, gathering in town halls, small opera houses, or grange halls to enjoy locally produced variety shows. A crucial component of every hall was a stage with its own house scenery. Five hundred hand-painted theater curtains have now been located and documented in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine by a remarkable team of devoted conservators known as Curtains without Borders. Suspended Worlds is a glorious celebration of historic stage scenery in northern New England. Painted between 1890 and 1940, these backdrops depict everything from country scenes to rustic interiors, European castles, and the Roman amphitheater. Conservator Christine Hadsel discusses the important work done to preserve these unique artifacts of New England history and brings into the light these stunning pieces of American folk art. Admission to the talk and book signing is free. Copies of Suspended Worlds: Historic Theater Scenery in Northern New England will be for sale at the event and are available now through the Society’s online store.

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Experience the Music of Hiroya Tsukamoto Coming to the Franklin Opera House Franklin, NH – October 1

7:30 PM - Franklin

"A Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an impressionistic journey" -Boston Herald "...chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended." -Jazz Review.com “Hiroya Tsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth. " -Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Magazine / minor7th) Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 1994, Hiroya entered The Osaka University and while at college in Japan, Hiroya was introduced to a musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Cancion headed by musical legends such as Victor Jara and Violeta Parra. In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He is also the recipient of the Professional Music Achievement Award. Hiroya completed a debut album entitled "The Other Side of the World" with his band INTEROCEANICO and released in 2004. His composition entitled "El Otro Lado del Mundo" was nominated as the finalist of The USA Songwriting Competition 2004 and "Samba de Siempre" in 2005, also "Seventh Night" is the finalist of International Acoustic Music Award in 2006. Hiroya released his second album entitled "Confluencia" in 2006 and the third album" Where the River Shines" in 2008. Hiroya has been leading concerts with his group including several appearances at Blue Note in New York and he performed with Esperanza Spalding, Marta Gomez, Kendrick Scott (The Crusaders), Pete Kennedy (The Kennedys) and Dave Maxwell(Muddy Waters Band). For more information and a peak at this innovative performer live, go to www.hiroyatsukamoto.com.

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Feathers in Fall: Birding with David Govatski

10:00 AM - Jefferson

Grab your binoculars and experience the wonders of the fall migration while taking in breathtaking foliage with naturalist and birder David Govatski and The Nature Conservancy! We'll spend the morning looking to the skies and trees at Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson, which provides key habitat for migrating songbirds, waterfowl and raptors. We'll have lunch on the shores of Cherry Pond before continuing to Little Cherry Pond and exploring the black spruce forest. Along the way we'll chat about the natural and cultural history of Pondicherry, a division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge. Bring your birding tools of choice: binoculars, camera, spotting scope, field guide, etc., as well as your lunch. Please dress appropriately for the weather with sturdy shoes for hiking on relatively flat trails. Our route will total 5 miles in distance. Registration is required. Please register today at www.nature.org/NHevents. Please be prepared to spend a few hours in the woods on uneven terrain that is light to moderately strenuous and may include some uphill movement. Wear sturdy shoes and long pants and sleeves to protect from the ticks and bugs. This trip is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

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Distillery Tours at Djinn Spirits

12:00 PM - Nashua

Named as a Hippo Reader Best-Of Pick in 2015, 2016! Come take a distillery tour and learn about distillation. If you're over 21 you can sample and purchase our spirits. We are currently offering our Vapor Infused Gin (2014 Best of NH Winner!), our traditional white whiskey, our aged Beat 3 Reserve Whiskey, our new Single Malt Whiskey, and Krupnik, a spiced honey liqueur based on a 500 year old recipe. Tours run 12PM, 1, 2, 3, and 4PM. Send an email to register.

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Ice Dance International presents ICE/DANCE

7:00 PM - Holderness

Ice Dance International (IDI) is the ice ballet company for the 21st Century. Overflowing with energy, technique and exuberant choreography, Ice Dance International is building a bridge to develop figure skating as an internationally recognized art form. Embracing the worlds of both ballet and ice dance with a cast of 10 skaters of world renown, this company is filled with dynamic movement, artistry and joy. The evening will include work by IDI founders and choreographers; America’s most famous male ballet dancer of all time, Edward Villella and IDI Artistic Director, Douglas Webster. This performance is included in the premiere tour of Ice Dance International’s exciting and engaging repertory. Come celebrate the movement that is making ice skating more art than sport! Please note this special presentation is being held at the PSU Ice Arena, across the bridge from the Silver Center.

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Toddlerfest

10:00 AM - Dover

Toddlerfest September 17 – October 2 Now that the big kids are back in school, it’s time for our young visitors to rule the roost and enjoy a variety of exciting activities and mini-workshops geared just for them and their caregivers. Toddlerfest offers guests ages 0-5 the chance to experience music and movement, science, art and storytelling while caregivers learn how these experiences relate to their child’s cognitive growth and development. All Toddlerfest programs are free with museum admission. Visit www.childrens-museum.org for more information.

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Tour the New Hampshire State House

10:00 AM - Concord

Following the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to successfully pass supporting legislation last spring, a pilot program to open the State House to Saturday visitors will be tested in autumn of 2016. Guided tours will be available throughout the day every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 1 and Oct. 8. This is a wonderful opportunity for weekend visitors and locals to enjoy this working museum rich in New Hampshire heritage. The N.H. State House is one of the few state capitals in the country where the Representatives still meet in its original chambers. For more information, please contact the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce at (603) 224-2508, or email us at [email protected] Special thanks to the following early supporters of the pilot program: Northeast Delta Dental, Cleveland, Waters and Bass, The Duprey Companies, Marshall’s Florist, Nobis Engineering, The New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association, The Barley House, and Sanel Auto Parts, who volunteered to help cover security costs to open the State House to weekend tourists.

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Get lost in our corn maze!

8:00 AM - Meredith

People of all ages enjoy getting lost in our tricky corn maze. Included with admission are a maze trivia game and a snack after completing the trivia game. The maze is open daily. The last admission to the maze is one hour before the farm closes. While you are here enjoy our “pick your own” pumpkin patch, visits with animals, free tractor rides on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 until 4 pm, and food from our farm kitchen and bakery. Fresh cider doughnuts are available on weekends from the Cider Bellies stand. Find more information at moultonfarm.com

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Autumn Psychic Fair at Hampton Inn, Nashua

9:30 AM - Nashua

A special day to benefit the local food pantries in the area! Choose from A variety of Nationally known Psychics. Enjoy 15 min of Spiritual Guidance for only $25.00 Also take time to visit and find treasures and services to sooth you! Hourly Door Prizes! Plenty of Free Parking!

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October 02, 2016

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Smuttynose Half Marathon & 5K

8:00 AM - Hampton Beach

The gorgeously scenic coastal New Hampshire town of Hampton Beach is the setting for the annual fall running of the Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon, a 13.1-mile race that takes runners on what is considered one of the easiest half-marathon courses in the region, a route that runs both inland and along the coastline and features just two significant hills.

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Oktoberfest with Live Oompah Music

5:00 PM - Troy

Enjoy an evening of food and fun and live oompah music! Hors d'ouevres begin at 5:00p.m. and the sit down dinner begins at 6:00. Both will feature great German fare. Reservations required. This is a BYOB event.

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Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise on the M/S Mount Washington

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach

Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise. Enjoy a wonderful Champagne Brunch with Jazz entertainment aboard the M/S Mount Washington while you cruise Lake Winnipesaukee, the most beautiful scenic cruise in New England. Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest Lake in NH and covers 72 square miles. This crystal clear natural body of water is spring fed and surrounded by 3 mountain ranges. It contains more than 240 habitable Islands. There is no better way to see New Hampshire's natural wonders. From Weirs Beach at 10 AM and 12:30 PM. From Alton Bay at 11:15. For more information call 603-366-5531 or go to www.cruiseNH.com

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Family Sunday Dinner aboard the M/S Mount Washington

5:00 PM - Weirs Beach

Turkey Dinner in September. Lake Winnipesaukee is beautiful in September. Enjoy Sunday dinner with your family aboard the M/S Mount Washington and watch the sun set on Lake Winnipesaukee. Buffet dinner with turkey and stuffing is included. Children under 13 cruise free. Sundays in September & October: 5–7.

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Fall Foliage Dinner Dance Cruise on the M/S Mount Washington

5:00 PM - Weirs Beach

Fall Foliage Dinner Cruises Enjoy Sunday dinner with your family aboard the M/S Mount Washington and watch the sun set on the foliage around Lake Winnipesaukee. Children cruise free. Adults: $48, Children 12 and under cruise free (Limit 2 free per family), Youth 13–16 and additional children $38. Buffet dinner with turkey and stuffing is included in the price. From Weirs Beach 5–7 PM. Sundays through October 11.

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Blessing of the Animals

3:00 PM - Rindge

This day is for all animals. Have your pets blessed in the St. Francis of Assisi.

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Hobo Harvest Time Express - NH's Classic Fall Foliage Experience!

10:00 AM - Lincoln

New Hampshire’s Classic Fall Foliage Experience! Your one hour and twenty minute round-trip excursion will take you through a naturally wooded area along the Pemigewasset River where you'll enjoy NH’s beautiful fall foliage as well as complimentary samples of NH MADE seasonal items and specialty products aboard the train. You'll also have an opportunity to enjoy lots of on-site activities including our Hobo Harvest Farm Stand & Farm Yard, pumpkin bowling, ring toss, sack races and bean bag toss. Make sure to bring your camera as you won't want to miss our now-famous "Corn Stalk Critters" – these life-sized Scarecrows have been created especially for this event by the Annalee Doll Co. This year’s theme, “Scarecrows of the Oval Office”, will feature a variety of popular US Presidents and the top two contenders for the 2016 Presidential Election! Train fare: Children (3-11) $15.00; Adults $20.00; Children 2 and under ride FREE - Includes access to the Hobo Farm Stand & Farm Yard as well as access to our collection of antique Tractor and Farm Equipment display!

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Fall Foliage Trains - One hour rides along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee

11:00 AM - Weirs Beach

Available weekends and holidays only after Labor Day. Enjoy a relaxing 1-hour round trip excursion along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and Paugus Bay from Weirs Beach and back while taking in the beautiful colors of fall. Don't forget your camera! Weirs Beach departures (1-hour rides only): 11am, 1pm & 3pm You may purchase tickets for these 1-hour train rides on-line from our reservation service at www.HoboRR.com or at our Weirs Beach Ticket Booth located at 211 Lakeside Ave, Weirs Beach, NH. Tickets are non-refundable and are date/time sensitive.

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Fall Foliage Special Train - Meredith to Plymouth, Aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

11:00 AM - Meredith

Enjoy a relaxing Fall Foliage train ride that takes you north from Meredith, NH past several small lakes, up and over the Ashland Summit, across the Ashland Trestle and past the Bonnie Brae Deer Farm to the quaint village of Plymouth, NH where you'll enjoy a hot buffet lunch at the Common Man Inn & Restaurant. On the return trip, be sure to have your camera ready as we’ll make a stop at the beautifully restored Ashland Train Station where you'll be greeted by Station Attendants dressed in late 1800's attire. Our Fall Foliage Specials depart Meredith, NH at 11am and return just after 3pm. Train Fare: Coach Class - $59.95; First Class - $95.95 & Presidential Class - $105.95. Fare includes round-trip excursion, hot buffet lunch and a souvenir booklet. Advance reservations are required.

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18th Annual Autumn Craft Festival on the Lake

10:00 AM - Meredith

The scenic Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, New Hampshire will come alive with color, flavor and music for the 18th annual Autumn Craft Festival on the Lake on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2. Over 100 Juried Craftspeople and artisans will display and sell their American made works including fine jewelry, country wood crafts, original watercolors, pottery, scarves, quilts, photography, painted antiques, puzzles, dolls, metal sculpture, wall hangings, clocks, lamps, hats, ceramics, dolls, quilts, stained glass, candles, soap, primitive and folk art, painted slate, hand-carved signs, soft sculpture, dried floral, fleece, leather, botanicals, oil paintings, calligraphy, tapestry, pewter, cheese boards, and more. Come sample the culinary delights of kettle corn, lemonade, herbal dips, maple products, jams, jellies, salsas, wine slush mix, honey and much more. Enjoy craft demonstrations each day. Gorgeous fall foliage completes this picture perfect New England Event. Free admission and free parking. Handicap Accessible and Pets are welcome. The Festival is held rain or shine. Festival Hours are Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Mills Falls Marketplace is located directly on Route 3 in lovely Meredith, NH. Directions: From Route 93 take Exit 23. For more information call {603} 332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com Food sales benefit Lakes Region Altrusa Club.

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Fall Foliage Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach, Laconia

Fall Foliage on Lake Winnipesaukee is spectacular and continues through the end of October. Let the captain do the driving while you enjoy the colors along the shoreline and the mountain sides from the lake. Cruises leave from Weirs Beach daily on the M/S Mount Washington (2.5 hours) or her sister vessels Doris E. and Sophie C. Also serving Wolfeboro and Alton Bay. Call ahead or check our website for schedule.

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Deerfield Fair

8:00 AM - Deerfield

140 Years of Agricultural Family Fun! New England's Oldest Family Fair

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Return of the Pumpkin People

7:00 AM - Jackson Area

This self guided tour of more than 80 properties is down right hilarious. Although this event runs through the entire month of October properties can not guarantee that their displays will show well throughout the entire 31 days. Everything will be done to assure the best showing as possible but it is recommended that you visit before the last of the month. Get your cameras loaded and your Official Return of the Pumpkin People maps ready... This is a self-guided tour enjoyed at any time you decide to go. You will be visiting some of New Hampshire’s best restaurants, lodging properties, services, stores and more… Plan a weekend around your visit… When ever you decide to see it please be sure to stop in to participating businesses, thank them for their hard work and share with them just how much you enjoyed their display. This event is guaranteed to surprise and entertain even the toughest of critics. Only in the Jackson Area and Conway Areas of New Hampshire will you see live Pumpkin Faced People doing things you never thought possible: cooking, frightening you, taking photos of you, just staring from a tree, rocking, talking, driving, being tall, short, chunky, skinny, eating, skiing, running, diving, singing and so much more. Mark your calendars because this year is the YEAR you will want to come and see our Return of the Pumpkin People displays. For detailed information please visit us on the web at JacksonNH.com or Facebook. You can print a map off our website by September 1 or call the office at 603-383-9356 and we’ll mail one out to you today!

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ACT ONE presents the rockin' a cappella sounds of TUCKERMANS AT 9!

7:30 PM - Portsmouth

ACT ONE presents the rockin’ a cappella of TUCKERMANS AT 9! Join ACT ONE at the West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth on Sunday, Oct 2 at 7:30 for the rockin’ a cappella sounds of TUCKERMANS AT 9. Seven fine vocalists team up to treat you to a lively evening of contemporary music. Pop, rock, blues, and light jazz – this is a cappella you’re going to love. The harmonies are rich; the arrangements innovative. You’ll swear you can hear guitars, bass fiddles, brass…even drums. But it’s the voices making all the music! ACT ONE patrons love spending an evening with T9, so reserve your seats for great music and loads of fun before the performance sells out! For more information and to order tickets, visit www.actonenh.org or call 603.300.2986. The West End Studio Theatre is located in the mill complex at 959 Islington Street in Portsmouth. WEST is a comfortable 50-seat theatre, air-conditioned & wheelchair accessible with off-street parking.

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Return to No 4: Revolutionary War Weekend

10:00 AM - Charlestown

Revolutionary War Encampment; Watch mock battles. Tour the fortified village. Watch demonstrations of 18th century skills. Play 18th century styled games. Visit our sutlers for the latest in 18th century goods.

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Tanger Outlets 8th Annual Fit For A Cure 5K Run/Walk

8:30 AM - Tilton

Tanger wants to ensure that family fitness continues to be an important part of the future of our community. On Sunday, October 2nd, Tanger, along with AutoServ and Northeast Communications Corp., will host the 8th Annual Fit For A Cure 5K Run/Walk beginning at 8:30am. Join your friends and neighbors as we all get moving together for a great cause. Proceeds from each entry fee will benefit LRGHealthcare. All finishers will receive a race medal, and the first 1,000 participants will receive a souvenir t-shirt. Register now at tangeroutlets.com/race - USA Track & Field Certified Course #NH10017RF.

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Brookline Bridal Show

12:00 PM - Brookline

Is there a wedding in your near future? If so, mark your calendar now to attend the best Bridal Show in the Merrimack & Souhegan Valley! Brookline Bridal Show is held on the first Sunday October 02, 2016 at the Brookline Event Center. This FREE event features over 30 wedding professionals! Let them make your wedding dreams come true! DJ, Gowns & Tux, Cakes & Pastries, Catering, Photographers, Photobooth, Flowers, Limousine, Party Rental, Gifts, Music, Honeymoon, Planners, Venues, and many more. Cash Bar – Tote bags and giveaways to all future brides! Free parking and admission. Register now to be eligible for many amazing door prizes!

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New Orleans Suspects

6:30 PM - Plymouth

October 02, 2016 (6:30PM) Start with members of three of the top bands to come out of New Orleans, The Neville Brothers, The Radiators, and The Dirty Dozen - then add a saxophonist who was James Brown's horn director for 12 years, and a keyboard player with extraordinary talent, and you have The New Orleans Suspects. With well over a century of touring experience combined, this is a real band with genuine musicianship and more seasoning than any of New Orleans' greatest dishes. They have been making an enormous impact with their live performances across the country, and have established themselves as one of the brightest new lights out of the Crescent City. Funky drumbeats, greasy wailing saxophones, razor-sharp guitar playing, rollicking piano and swampy organ swells, strutting bass lines and tight vocal harmonies make this band stand above the rest. Just as the wind shifts over the Mississippi River, so does the music the band creates - strains of Dr John and the Nevilles, The Meters and Allan Toussaint, brass bands and piano legends, hot nights and sweat-soaked streets, all combine in an original way to create what is now known as The New Orleans Suspects. They have rocked the Monkey twice now alongside Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat. Now they're back for a full night on their own. Don't miss it!

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New Orleans Suspects

6:30 PM - Plymouth

October 02, 2016 (6:30PM) Start with members of three of the top bands to come out of New Orleans, The Neville Brothers, The Radiators, and The Dirty Dozen - then add a saxophonist who was James Brown's horn director for 12 years, and a keyboard player with extraordinary talent, and you have The New Orleans Suspects. With well over a century of touring experience combined, this is a real band with genuine musicianship and more seasoning than any of New Orleans' greatest dishes. They have been making an enormous impact with their live performances across the country, and have established themselves as one of the brightest new lights out of the Crescent City. Funky drumbeats, greasy wailing saxophones, razor-sharp guitar playing, rollicking piano and swampy organ swells, strutting bass lines and tight vocal harmonies make this band stand above the rest. Just as the wind shifts over the Mississippi River, so does the music the band creates - strains of Dr John and the Nevilles, The Meters and Allan Toussaint, brass bands and piano legends, hot nights and sweat-soaked streets, all combine in an original way to create what is now known as The New Orleans Suspects. They have rocked the Monkey twice now alongside Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat. Now they're back for a full night on their own. Don't miss it!

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Opening of Mount Washington: The Crown of New England

11:00 AM - Manchester

Mount Washington: The Crown of New England will be the first museum exhibition devoted entirely to art featuring the Mount Washington region. The exhibition will feature major paintings by Hudson River School artists, including Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Frederick Kensett and David Johnson, as well as acclaimed painters such as Winslow Homer and George Inness. Paintings, prints, vintage photographs and illustrated guidebooks from the late 1820s through the 1870s will document the artistic and historical context in which New Hampshire’s most iconic scenic landmark became a national and international symbol of the American landscape, a center for scientific study and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. This exhibition is being developed in collaboration with the Mount Washington Observatory, North Conway, New Hampshire, a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to documentation, research and education pertaining to the natural history and human heritage of Mount Washington. This exhibition is supported by the Henry Melville Fuller Exhibition Fund, the Kimon S. & Anne C. Zachos Exhibition Fund, the Robert & Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers, Pamela A. Harvey, Harold Janeway, Harvey Construction, the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation and the Susan E. Strickler Exhibition Fund.

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5th Annual Cribbage for a Cause

11:30 AM - Concord

Join us on October 2, 2016 at Downtown Cheers Bar and Grille for the 5th Annual Cribbage for a Cause Registration opens at 11:30am, Tournament begins at 12:00pm Teams are two per team, 5 rounds of doubles cribbage, point total dictates placement for additional elimination rounds! There will be a silent auction, raffles and other fun giveaways and in-house specials! Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place teams! All proceeds will be donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society.

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Helicopter Fall Foliage Tours

7:00 AM - Portsmouth

Enjoy the beauty of fall in NH from the comfort of one of our new helicopters! Seacoast Helicopters can provide you with breathtaking views of NH's fall colors without the traffic! Come fly with us and see the glory that is NH! Flights available from 7AM till 10PM daily.

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Soap Box Derby Fall Rally Weekend

8:00 AM - Loudon

Gravity powered cars in side-by-side competition for boys & girls ages 7 to 18. > >> Build your own car in time for the race or try out one of ours! <<< Race Date(s): Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1122 Route 106 North, Loudon, NH 03307 www.soapboxderby.org/new-hampshire Contact Person: Dick Behan, Race Director, (603)953-3086, E [email protected]

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The Craftworkers Guild Harvest Fair 2016

10:00 AM - Bedford

The Craftworker’s Guild Harvest Fair shop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm September 29 – October 10. Everything from seasonal décor to beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories as well as fiber and fabric arts, photography and fine art, stained and 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. It’s the perfect place to find all the creative and unique gifts on your shopping list! With the Guild adding many new juried members, this year’s fair will not only feature items crafted by local favorites but by many new artisans as well. More than 80 artisans and craftspeople will be displaying their work. 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. The Guild will also be open October 6 until 8:00pm for the Harvest Fest Night. Visit our website www.craftworkersguild.org or Facebook for updates and a sampling of crafts.

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Distillery Tours at Djinn Spirits

12:00 PM - Nashua

Named as a Hippo Reader Best-Of Pick in 2015, 2016! Come take a distillery tour and learn about distillation. If you're over 21 you can sample and purchase our spirits. We are currently offering our Vapor Infused Gin (2014 Best of NH Winner!), our traditional white whiskey, our aged Beat 3 Reserve Whiskey, our new Single Malt Whiskey, and Krupnik, a spiced honey liqueur based on a 500 year old recipe. Tours run 12PM, 1, 2, 3, and 4PM. Send an email to register.

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Get lost in our corn maze!

8:00 AM - Meredith

People of all ages enjoy getting lost in our tricky corn maze. Included with admission are a maze trivia game and a snack after completing the trivia game. The maze is open daily. The last admission to the maze is one hour before the farm closes. While you are here enjoy our “pick your own” pumpkin patch, visits with animals, free tractor rides on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 until 4 pm, and food from our farm kitchen and bakery. Fresh cider doughnuts are available on weekends from the Cider Bellies stand. Find more information at moultonfarm.com

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Tomorrow’s A Cappella Today

2:00 PM - Concord

The Show... Come experience the Concord Coachmen and Tomorrow’s A Cappella Today — a concert of young and adult voices, of musical styles from multiple decades; a celebration that pays no attention to the age of the performers. Join us for our 57th Annual Festival of Barbershop Harmony, Sunday October 2, 2016, at the Concord City Auditorium. The show will include Not Too Sharp an all-male a cappella group from the University of New Hampshire in Durham; Moonstruck Harmony Incorporated, international female Barbershop champions are back by popular demand; and the 75-Member Spaulding High School Select Chorus is made up of some of the best musicians at the Rochester NH School. The Concord Coachmen are 60-year members of the Barbershop Harmony Society (also known as. S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.). They sing for the benefit of music education everywhere, and draws members from throughout New Hampshire.

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Spirits of the Past Trolley Tour

1:00 PM - Portsmouth

Join the author of the bestselling book Haunted Portsmouth, Roxie J. Zwicker for an evening trolley ride to some of the most historic and haunted locations in Portsmouth and New Castle, New Hampshire. Travel to the Maplewood Mansion, the Wentworth by the Sea, learn about haunted lighthouses, ghost stories from the Isles of Shoals and the fascinating South Cemetery. Stories of strange tunnels and the ghostly secrets of place names will also be told. Listen to spooky music, get cozy on the trolley and be ready for a few surprises. There will be photo opportunities at two stops on the tour as well.

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Eat Local Fall Food Festival

10:00 AM - Nashua

We are excited to announce, the Eat Local Fall Food Festival - a brand new event in Downtown Nashua, NH, celebrating local agriculture, culinary arts, musicians and makers, coming to Downtown Nashua in the last week of September 2016! The week will kick off with the free two day Downtown Fall Music Festival on September 24th & 25th (be sure to bring a lawn chair!), The Main St Farmers Dinner (sold out) on Sunday, a week of local chefs using local ingredients throughout Downtown Nashua. Also check out our Downtown Breweries, brewing and serving local beer is their business all year round, Martha's Exchange Restaurant & Brewery and Millyard Brewery. The week will be capped off with a Harvest Celebration at the Nashua Farmers Market! In Downtown Nashua, we truly celebrate all things local, and this harvest season we are going to kick it up a notch! Stay up-to-date at downtownnashua.org!

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October 03, 2016

- 8 Events

Hobo Harvest Time Express - NH's Classic Fall Foliage Experience!

10:00 AM - Lincoln

New Hampshire’s Classic Fall Foliage Experience! Your one hour and twenty minute round-trip excursion will take you through a naturally wooded area along the Pemigewasset River where you'll enjoy NH’s beautiful fall foliage as well as complimentary samples of NH MADE seasonal items and specialty products aboard the train. You'll also have an opportunity to enjoy lots of on-site activities including our Hobo Harvest Farm Stand & Farm Yard, pumpkin bowling, ring toss, sack races and bean bag toss. Make sure to bring your camera as you won't want to miss our now-famous "Corn Stalk Critters" – these life-sized Scarecrows have been created especially for this event by the Annalee Doll Co. This year’s theme, “Scarecrows of the Oval Office”, will feature a variety of popular US Presidents and the top two contenders for the 2016 Presidential Election! Train fare: Children (3-11) $15.00; Adults $20.00; Children 2 and under ride FREE - Includes access to the Hobo Farm Stand & Farm Yard as well as access to our collection of antique Tractor and Farm Equipment display!

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Fall Foliage Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach, Laconia

Fall Foliage on Lake Winnipesaukee is spectacular and continues through the end of October. Let the captain do the driving while you enjoy the colors along the shoreline and the mountain sides from the lake. Cruises leave from Weirs Beach daily on the M/S Mount Washington (2.5 hours) or her sister vessels Doris E. and Sophie C. Also serving Wolfeboro and Alton Bay. Call ahead or check our website for schedule.

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Rising Stars Awards

5:30 PM - Bow

Join Stay Work Play and New Hampshire Public Radio as we celebrate and recognize New Hampshire’s remarkable young professionals, young entrepreneurs, and college students, initiatives to keep them here, and the businesses and programs that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them! We will have six raffle baskets each one representing a region of NH: the White Mountains and Great North Woods, the Lakes Region, Upper Valley and Lake Sunapee, the Seacoast, the Merrimack Valley, and the Monadnock Region. Baskets will contain a variety of goodies representing the region including: handmade items, restaurant gift certificates, activities, shopping gift certificates, family-friendly activities, spa gift certificates, food, wine, and more. The value of each basket will be $600+. Purchase your raffle tickets in advance along with your event ticket! More details to come soon, but we will have delicious food; a cash bar; a raffle; live music; an inspiring keynote speaker, Dean Kamen, entrepreneur and inventor; lots of cool, young people to mingle with; and of course the announcement of the award winners!

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Return of the Pumpkin People

7:00 AM - Jackson Area

This self guided tour of more than 80 properties is down right hilarious. Although this event runs through the entire month of October properties can not guarantee that their displays will show well throughout the entire 31 days. Everything will be done to assure the best showing as possible but it is recommended that you visit before the last of the month. Get your cameras loaded and your Official Return of the Pumpkin People maps ready... This is a self-guided tour enjoyed at any time you decide to go. You will be visiting some of New Hampshire’s best restaurants, lodging properties, services, stores and more… Plan a weekend around your visit… When ever you decide to see it please be sure to stop in to participating businesses, thank them for their hard work and share with them just how much you enjoyed their display. This event is guaranteed to surprise and entertain even the toughest of critics. Only in the Jackson Area and Conway Areas of New Hampshire will you see live Pumpkin Faced People doing things you never thought possible: cooking, frightening you, taking photos of you, just staring from a tree, rocking, talking, driving, being tall, short, chunky, skinny, eating, skiing, running, diving, singing and so much more. Mark your calendars because this year is the YEAR you will want to come and see our Return of the Pumpkin People displays. For detailed information please visit us on the web at JacksonNH.com or Facebook. You can print a map off our website by September 1 or call the office at 603-383-9356 and we’ll mail one out to you today!

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Opening of Mount Washington: The Crown of New England

11:00 AM - Manchester

Mount Washington: The Crown of New England will be the first museum exhibition devoted entirely to art featuring the Mount Washington region. The exhibition will feature major paintings by Hudson River School artists, including Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Frederick Kensett and David Johnson, as well as acclaimed painters such as Winslow Homer and George Inness. Paintings, prints, vintage photographs and illustrated guidebooks from the late 1820s through the 1870s will document the artistic and historical context in which New Hampshire’s most iconic scenic landmark became a national and international symbol of the American landscape, a center for scientific study and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. This exhibition is being developed in collaboration with the Mount Washington Observatory, North Conway, New Hampshire, a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to documentation, research and education pertaining to the natural history and human heritage of Mount Washington. This exhibition is supported by the Henry Melville Fuller Exhibition Fund, the Kimon S. & Anne C. Zachos Exhibition Fund, the Robert & Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers, Pamela A. Harvey, Harold Janeway, Harvey Construction, the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation and the Susan E. Strickler Exhibition Fund.

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Gibson's Book Club reads Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger

7:00 PM - Concord

Gibson's Book Club reads Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger Our book club is free and open to the public, newcomers are encouraged! Join us for every month, 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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Helicopter Fall Foliage Tours

7:00 AM - Portsmouth

Enjoy the beauty of fall in NH from the comfort of one of our new helicopters! Seacoast Helicopters can provide you with breathtaking views of NH's fall colors without the traffic! Come fly with us and see the glory that is NH! Flights available from 7AM till 10PM daily.

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The Craftworkers Guild Harvest Fair 2016

10:00 AM - Bedford

The Craftworker’s Guild Harvest Fair shop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm September 29 – October 10. Everything from seasonal décor to beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories as well as fiber and fabric arts, photography and fine art, stained and 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. It’s the perfect place to find all the creative and unique gifts on your shopping list! With the Guild adding many new juried members, this year’s fair will not only feature items crafted by local favorites but by many new artisans as well. More than 80 artisans and craftspeople will be displaying their work. 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. The Guild will also be open October 6 until 8:00pm for the Harvest Fest Night. Visit our website www.craftworkersguild.org or Facebook for updates and a sampling of crafts.

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October 04, 2016

- 7 Events

Hobo Harvest Time Express - NH's Classic Fall Foliage Experience!

10:00 AM - Lincoln

New Hampshire’s Classic Fall Foliage Experience! Your one hour and twenty minute round-trip excursion will take you through a naturally wooded area along the Pemigewasset River where you'll enjoy NH’s beautiful fall foliage as well as complimentary samples of NH MADE seasonal items and specialty products aboard the train. You'll also have an opportunity to enjoy lots of on-site activities including our Hobo Harvest Farm Stand & Farm Yard, pumpkin bowling, ring toss, sack races and bean bag toss. Make sure to bring your camera as you won't want to miss our now-famous "Corn Stalk Critters" – these life-sized Scarecrows have been created especially for this event by the Annalee Doll Co. This year’s theme, “Scarecrows of the Oval Office”, will feature a variety of popular US Presidents and the top two contenders for the 2016 Presidential Election! Train fare: Children (3-11) $15.00; Adults $20.00; Children 2 and under ride FREE - Includes access to the Hobo Farm Stand & Farm Yard as well as access to our collection of antique Tractor and Farm Equipment display!

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Fall Foliage Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach, Laconia

Fall Foliage on Lake Winnipesaukee is spectacular and continues through the end of October. Let the captain do the driving while you enjoy the colors along the shoreline and the mountain sides from the lake. Cruises leave from Weirs Beach daily on the M/S Mount Washington (2.5 hours) or her sister vessels Doris E. and Sophie C. Also serving Wolfeboro and Alton Bay. Call ahead or check our website for schedule.

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Return of the Pumpkin People

7:00 AM - Jackson Area

This self guided tour of more than 80 properties is down right hilarious. Although this event runs through the entire month of October properties can not guarantee that their displays will show well throughout the entire 31 days. Everything will be done to assure the best showing as possible but it is recommended that you visit before the last of the month. Get your cameras loaded and your Official Return of the Pumpkin People maps ready... This is a self-guided tour enjoyed at any time you decide to go. You will be visiting some of New Hampshire’s best restaurants, lodging properties, services, stores and more… Plan a weekend around your visit… When ever you decide to see it please be sure to stop in to participating businesses, thank them for their hard work and share with them just how much you enjoyed their display. This event is guaranteed to surprise and entertain even the toughest of critics. Only in the Jackson Area and Conway Areas of New Hampshire will you see live Pumpkin Faced People doing things you never thought possible: cooking, frightening you, taking photos of you, just staring from a tree, rocking, talking, driving, being tall, short, chunky, skinny, eating, skiing, running, diving, singing and so much more. Mark your calendars because this year is the YEAR you will want to come and see our Return of the Pumpkin People displays. For detailed information please visit us on the web at JacksonNH.com or Facebook. You can print a map off our website by September 1 or call the office at 603-383-9356 and we’ll mail one out to you today!

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: 50 Years of Exeter Fine Crafts

9:00 AM - Exeter

September 7-October 15, 2016 Reception: Friday, September 16, 5-7 pm Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 17, 10 am Celebrate the work of the hand and the heart in Rock, Paper, Scissors. The exhibition, which commemorates the 50 year anniversary of Exeter Fine Crafts (EFC), features fiber art, jewelry and metal work, printmaking, glass, clay, woodworking, beading and much more by member artists from across New England. New Hampshire has a rich tradition of supporting and promoting fine craft, which has been a catalyst for social, civic, and economic development throughout the state. EFC opened in downtown Exeter in 1966 as an outgrowth of the Exeter Home Industries Group and as a satellite gallery for the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Throughout its history, EFC’s mission has remained the same: to preserve and promote handcrafted arts and craftspeople in New England so they continue to be a visible, vital and cherished part of our cultural heritage. Through its gallery and educational programming, EFC raises public awareness the value of craft throughout the decades and into the future. Come see the unique artistry of over 60 craftspeople working today. Visit the Lamont Gallery and the Exeter Fine Crafts (www.exeterfinecrafts.com) websites to learn more about additional programs and events during this special anniversary exhibition. Gallery Hours: Monday by appointment, Tuesday-Friday, 9-5. Saturday 10-4.

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Helicopter Fall Foliage Tours

7:00 AM - Portsmouth

Enjoy the beauty of fall in NH from the comfort of one of our new helicopters! Seacoast Helicopters can provide you with breathtaking views of NH's fall colors without the traffic! Come fly with us and see the glory that is NH! Flights available from 7AM till 10PM daily.

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The Craftworkers Guild Harvest Fair 2016

10:00 AM - Bedford

The Craftworker’s Guild Harvest Fair shop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm September 29 – October 10. Everything from seasonal décor to beautifully crafted jewelry and accessories as well as fiber and fabric arts, photography and fine art, stained and 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. It’s the perfect place to find all the creative and unique gifts on your shopping list! With the Guild adding many new juried members, this year’s fair will not only feature items crafted by local favorites but by many new artisans as well. More than 80 artisans and craftspeople will be displaying their work. 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. The Guild will also be open October 6 until 8:00pm for the Harvest Fest Night. Visit our website www.craftworkersguild.org or Facebook for updates and a sampling of crafts.

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Homeschool STEAM: Blast Off to Mars!

11:00 AM - Dover

Homeschool STEAM: Blast Off to Mars! Tuesdays, September 20 – October 25, 11am-12:30pm Homeschool kids ages 9-12 will love this STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) class focusing on astronomy and exploring how we study and reach other planets. The cost is $120 for Members and $140 for Non-members. Pre-registration required. Call 603-742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.org to register or learn more.

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