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May 26, 2016

- 8 Events

Richard Russo presents Everybody's Fool

7:00 PM - Concord

Thursday, May 26th, 2016, 7 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts (ticketed event, see below for ticket details, purchase through the CCA's website) Richard Russo, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Empire Falls, and a best-selling and beloved author at the very top of his game, joins NHPR's Virginia Prescott in conversation on stage! Richard's new novel now returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and the characters who made Nobody’s Fool, his third novel, his first great success. Everybody’s Fool continues the story of the irresistible Sully, the wisecracking ne’er-do-well who has bedeviled several generations of North Bath residents. It can be read as a sequel to Nobody’s Fool, or as a standalone novel in its own right. You’ll find old characters like the hapless Rub, who wants nothing but to be Sully’s best friend and so puts up with all of Sully’s most thankless jobs, and new characters like Doug Raymer, an incidental figure in the first book but now Chief of Police with serious issues of his own. Everybody’s Fool is filled with humor, heart, hard times, and characters whom you can’t help but love for all their faults. It is classic Russo–and a crowning achievement from one of the greatest storytellers of our time. Presented by Gibson’s Bookstore in partnership with the CCA and NHPR. THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT, tickets available through the Capitol Center for the Arts.

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Take a Walk on the Shade Side

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features Shade and Woodland Gardens. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch to eat in the Rose Garden Patio. The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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Music at LaBelle Winery Feat. Robert Allwarden

6:00 PM - Amherst

Live music in the Bistro at LaBelle Winery featuring Robert Allwarden as part of the 2016 Music Series.

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Sculpting Clay without a Wheel: A workshop series open to the public

7:00 PM - Manchester

Visit Studio 550 for short informational tutorials on how to work with clay without using a potter’s wheel. Workshops will be held Thursday evenings 7-8PM. These are free for Studio 550 students and studio members and only $10 for community members. The workshop will consist of a brief collection images showcasing what can be made with the techniques being demonstrated that evening and a demonstration will follow. The goal of the workshops is to give students a glimpse into the vast world of possibilities that exist beyond the wheel. Due to the amount of information that will be shared and demonstrated, this is not a hands-on workshop. We will take suggestions during the workshop on subjects that students would like to see in future workshops. Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated. The schedule of subjects is as follows: May 12th (Instructor: Monica): Soft Slab work May 19th (Instructor: Monica): Leather hard slab work May 26th (Instructor: Kaitlin): Coil building and pinching June 2nd (Instructor: Monica): Combining wheel throwing and hand sculpting Contact Studio 550 for more information. See www.550arts.com, call 603.232.5597 or visit the studio at 550 Elm Street in Manchester, NH.

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Gallery Reading Event

6:00 PM - Concord

A night with Spirit. Messages through Psychic-Medium TV Host Dawn Drew and 4th generation intuitive Kim Naya. Intimate open forum. Refreshments served. 6:00 - 8:00 PM May 26th Thursday. To view these two amazing Mediums watch episodes SPARKLE and SPARKLE 2 at www. yourconcordtv.org/on-demand-player click the menu bar on BELIEVE IT shows

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Archaeological Field School Viewing

10:00 AM - Enfield

Conducted by Plymouth State University and directed by Dr. David Starbuck, Professor of Anthropology at PSU, this four-week field school will be our second professional archaeological excavation at Enfield, and should prove to be an exciting season. Viewing is also open to the public as part of our regular Museum tours. There are also daily lunch and learn talks from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

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Familiar Songs - Unfamiliar Stories

3:30 PM - Hudson

This entertaining and informative program, brings to light the fascinating and unfamiliar stories about some of our most beloved American songs. Performer “Ramblin' Richard” Kruppa will sing songs and accompany himself on guitar, banjo and ukulele .

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Familiar Songs - Unfamiliar Stories

7:00 PM - Hudson

This entertaining and informative program, brings to light the fascinating and unfamiliar stories about some of our most beloved American songs. Performer “Ramblin' Richard” Kruppa will sing songs and accompany himself on guitar, banjo and ukulele.

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May 27, 2016

- 10 Events

Saturday Try It! Stained Glass Workshops

1:00 PM - Manchester

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

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Date Night

7:30 PM - Manchester

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

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Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

9:00 AM - North Conway

Look for sidewalk sale at participating stores at Settlers Green and Settlers Crossing. Plus, visit Customer Service C13 for a free American flag while supplies last.

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NASWA Memorial Day Weekend

11:30 AM - Laconia

Both the NazBar & Grill and the Blue Bistro will be waiting for you – to transport you to the Caribbean, and feed your body and your soul. We can’t wait to see everyone after such a long winter! Live entertainment TBA

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FREE 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Info Session and YogaWorks Class

6:00 PM - Manchester

Join Jocelyn for a free YogaWorks Level 2 class, followed by a YogaWorks yoga teacher training ("YTT") information and Q&A session. Space is limited, so enroll in advance. YogaBalance is New Hampshire’s exclusive provider of YTT by YogaWorks, the world's leading program. YogaWorks has graduated and guided the world’s most respected yoga instructors, including Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Baron Baptiste, Natasha Rizopoulos and many others. YogaWorks has been providing YTT around the world for 25+ years. Your YogaWorks RYT 200-hour YTT certificate will be recognized and respected by yoga studios worldwide. Visit www.YogaBalance.info to find out more about our YogaWorks YTT program.

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Take a Walk on the Shade Side

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features Shade and Woodland Gardens. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch to eat in the Rose Garden Patio. The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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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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Spirits of the Past Trolley Tour

8:00 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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The Winter’s Tale

7:00 PM - Portsmouth

New Hampshire Theatre Project Senior Youth Repertory Company presents The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare; directed by Robin Fowler May 27- June 5, 2016 Fridays & Saturdays @ 7 pm Sundays @ 2 pm General Admission $20, Students & Seniors $16 For reservations call (603)431-6644 or email [email protected] The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s most diverse and divisive plays, exploring themes of faith, trust, family, love, friendship, fidelity, and maybe most importantly, time. A tragedy of kings and queens in the first half crashes directly into a floral comedy with shepherds, shepherdesses, and clowns in the second. The link between these two worlds seems to be nothing but a “wide gap of time,” but discoveries are made and truths are revealed. A cast of only 12 students populates this world of over 25 characters, most actors taking on at least two different roles throughout. Sponsored by Peoples United Bank & Cherylanne Williams

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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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May 28, 2016

- 35 Events

Memorial Day Weekend Kids Cruise Free on M/S Mount Washington

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach

Take your children on a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington. This is you chance to show your kids one of NH's natural wonders. Memorial Day weekend you can bring them for free. Offer is good on all daytime cruises from all ports. Weirs Beach, Wolfeboro, Alton Bay, Center Harbor and Meredith. Free for all children 12 and under. See the schedule on line: www.cruiseNH.com

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Saturday Try It! Stained Glass Workshops

1:00 PM - Manchester

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

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Family Clay Workshops

1:30 PM - Manchester

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

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Saturday Try It! Clay Workshops

3:00 PM - Manchester

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

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Date Night

7:30 PM - Manchester

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

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Memorial Weekend Craft Fair

10:00 AM - North Conway

Don't miss this fabulous arts & crafts fair with over 70 exhibitors with a variety of arts & crafts including beautiful glass globes, cedar wood beds/tables/chairs/lamps, photography, fine jewelry, wearable art, wooden crafts, gourmet foods, floral arrangements, quilted items, & lots more!!! Rain or Shine Under Canopy!!! Food + Music - Buy American Made Arts & Crafts!!!

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Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

9:00 AM - North Conway

Look for sidewalk sale at participating stores at Settlers Green and Settlers Crossing. Plus, visit Customer Service C13 for a free American flag while supplies last.

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NASWA Memorial Day Weekend

11:30 AM - Laconia

Both the NazBar & Grill and the Blue Bistro will be waiting for you – to transport you to the Caribbean, and feed your body and your soul. We can’t wait to see everyone after such a long winter! Live entertainment TBA

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New Hampshire Boat Museum Opening Day

10:00 AM - Wolfeboro Falls

The Museum opens for the 2016 season. Come visit the season exhibits including "We've Got You Covered: The Art of Motor Boating Magazine Covers 1914-1935," "McDuff Engines: A Local Enterprise," and a new display of glorious vintage boats. Wentworth through to modern day past times. The Museum is open daily from Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend, Monday through Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sundays noon to 4pm.

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Ride the Millie B

10:45 AM - Wolfeboro Falls

A ride on the Millie B will be the highlight of your visit to Wolfeboro! Our twenty-eight foot, mahogany triple cock-pit “woodie” is a replica of a 1928 HackerCraft. We offer the only ride of its kind on Lake Winnipesaukee. Not only will you relive memories of the golden age of wooden boats, but you will enjoy a 45 minute narrated tour of the most beautiful section of Lake Winnipesaukee

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James Montgomery and the Nor'easters Band

7:30 PM - Lincoln

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene. Brian Maes is a graduate of Berklee College of Music Traditional Performance Classical Piano. He was the keyboardist, arranger & backing vocalist with Peter Wolf (J.Geils Band front-man) in the studio and on tour in the United States and Japan 1985-1998. Brian has done openers for Little Richard, Peter Wolf, KC & the Sunshine Band, Emerson Lake & Palmer. While involved with other bands, he has opened for U2, The Kinds and Aerosmith. With Special Guest Dave Keller from Montpelier, VT. A first-class singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Keller has earned the respect of the torchbearers of blues and soul music. Now, with a coveted 2014 Blues Music Award (BMA) Nomination for Best Soul/Blues Album of the Year (for his CD Soul Changes), he is poised to take his music even further. Legendary guitarist Ronnie Earl featured Keller’s singing and songwriting on his 2010 CD Living In The Light, which received a BMA nomination for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. The late Mighty Sam McClain, one of the deepest of the classic soul singers, mentored Keller for years. And Mississippi soul blues master Johnny Rawls calls Keller his protégé, frequently spotlighting him as part of his touring band.

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Succulent Terrarium Workshop

12:30 PM - Manchester

All materials for one basic terrarium will be included (a glass piece, drainage stones, soil, and three small succulent or sedum plants). Upgrades such as more plants will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own glass piece for a discounted price. Participants are encouraged to bring other decorative elements to add to the terrarium to make it your own (figurines, crystals, shells, etc). Plants will be between 1 to 4 inches in size. If participants bringing their own glass, something with dimensions around 5 inches wide would be appropriate. Also, succulents do best in a dry environment, so closed jar forms, even though they look stunning, tend to be too humid for succulents. Teens and adults welcome. Sign up by purchasing online, calling or emailing the studio.

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Memorial Day Weekend - Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad - Veterans Ride Free!

10:30 AM - Meredith

Join us on this holiday weekend as we honor our Military Veterans at the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH. We’re extending a well-deserved THANK YOU to all active duty, retired and honorably discharged military Veterans by providing each Veteran with a complimentary ticket to enjoy a relaxing round-trip ride aboard one of our restored vintage coaches during this special 3-day holiday weekend! Regularly priced tickets will be available to family members who would like to join their Veterans on-line and at our facilities in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH.

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Memorial Day Weekend - Veterans Ride Free - at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH

10:30 AM - Lincoln

Join us on this holiday weekend as we honor our Military Veterans at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH. We’re extending a well-deserved THANK YOU to all active duty, retired and honorably discharged military Veterans by providing each Veteran with a complimentary ticket to enjoy a relaxing round-trip ride aboard one of our restored vintage coaches during this special 3-day holiday weekend! Regularly priced tickets will be available to family members who would like to join their Veterans on-line and at our Lincoln, NH location.

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Sea Lamprey Appreciation Day!

11:00 AM - Manchester

The slimy and fascinating sea lamprey returns! Hold a live three foot long fish and get sucked into the fun of celebrating a much underappreciated animal as we learn all about the unique physical nature and lifecycle of the incredible sea lamprey.

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Take a Walk on the Shade Side

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features Shade and Woodland Gardens. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch to eat in the Rose Garden Patio. The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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25th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival

10:00 AM - Meredith

The scenic Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, New Hampshire will once again come alive with color, flavor and music for the twenty fourth annual Memorial Weekend Craft Festival on Saturday, May 28, from 10am to 7pm, Sunday, May 29 from 10am to 5pm and on Monday, May 30, (Memorial Day) from 10am to 4pm. Over 100 Juried craftspeople and artisans from all over New England will display and sell their work including fine jewelry, scarves, tapestry, photography, country woodcrafts, pottery, hand crafted soaps, wall hangings, puzzles, primitive and folk art, slate, fleece, calligraphy, doll clothes, embroidery, toys, baskets, blown glass, lamps, signs, aroma-therapy, soy candles, floral design, intarsia, wearable art and more. Come and sample the culinary delights of kettle corn, herbal dips, maple, sauces, jams, jellies, lemonade, salsas and more. The Fair is held rain or shine, handicap accessible and admission is free. Mill Falls Marketplace is located directly on Route 3 in lovely Meredith, NH. Directions: From Route 93 take Exit 23 or arrive by boat on Lake Winnipesaukee. Food sales benefit Lakes Region Altrusa Club. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit us at www.castleberryfairs.com

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Waterville Valley Welcomes Summer this Memorial Day Weekend

8:00 AM - Waterville Valley

Waterville Valley, NH – Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend and welcome the summer season at Waterville Valley Resort with delicious chowder, brews and fishing for the kids. On Saturday, May 28, kids can try to catch Corcoran Pond’s elusive Kirby during the annual Casting for Kirby Youth Fishing Derby and win a prize. Registration starts at 8 a.m., with fishing starting at 8:30 a.m. for ages 7 and under, and 8:45 a.m. for children ages 8 to 15. The first 100 Derby entrants get a t-shirt and starter bait. Prizes will be awarded across all age groups beginning at 11 a.m. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., family friendly entertainment will be provided, including a presentation by Wildlife Encounters, face painting, boat rentals, a bounce house and a visit with Bruce the Moose. Pre-registration is $6 a participant if completed by May 15. After May 15 registration is $10. For more information or registration, contact the Waterville Valley Recreation Department at (603) 236-4695. On Sunday, May 29, sample a variety of chowders from local restaurants at the 27th Annual Chowderfest & Brews. Sampling runs from 12 noon to 2 p.m. with guests submitting ballots for their favorites for the “Golden Clam Award” for the best chowder. Admission is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. From noon to 4 p.m. seasonal ales from New Hampshire will be available in the brew tent for guests 21 and older. While enjoying the chowder and brews, guests will also be treated to live music on the Gazebo Stage from 12 noon to 3 p.m. by Do’s Monkey’s and additional live entertainment from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. by The Boneshakers. Additionally, on May 30, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Show presents a free one-hour live animal program about Owls of New Hampshire. The program starts at 10 a.m. in Waterville Valley Town Square and will be taught by an expert Naturalist.

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Mount Washington Cog Railway Opens for its 147th Season

10:30 AM - Bretton Woods

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

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Short story authors: Matthew Cheney and Eric Schaller

4:00 PM - Concord

Two writers take the stage at Gibson's to present their collections of short stories! Sharply strange and eerily familiar. Absurdly funny and terrifyingly serious. Surreal, fantastic, gritty, real. The stories in Matthew Cheney’s Hudson Prize-winning collection, Blood: Stories, range across various styles, modes, genres, and tones as they explore the worlds of family, love, memory, and loss. Children play through a war-torn world; a mother seeks to communicate with a dead child; a man is drawn to a mysterious destiny in the far reaches of Maine; a historian tries to reconstruct a lost New York history; Ronald Reagan founds a religion and hides a love; a daughter tries to find her place in a family of men with guns. In Meet Me In the Middle of the Air, an astonishing debut collection of short stories, Eric Schaller invites you to unlock the gates of horn, to ascend the bridge of sighs, and to meet him in the middle of the air. There you’ll encounter Edgar Allen Poe cavorting with Marilyn Monroe; intimate insects and blood red roses; apes and automata; and urban witches, parasites, and zombies. Explore the secret nightlife of the Oscar Wildes. Join the Sparrow Mumbler onstage. March in the menagerie of madness and mayhem. Just don’t look down because all that’s holding you aloft is...air.

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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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Memorial Day Specials for Veterans and Military on M/S Mount Washington

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach

Veterans $ Military Personnel, their spouses and children 13 and over get $10 rate aboard the M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee Memorial Day weekend. Children under 13 go free. Offer good on all daytime cruises from all ports. Regular rate for a daytime cruise is $30 for adults and $15 for children.

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Salute to Service Dinner Cruise Aboard the M/S Mount Washington

7:00 PM - Weirs Beach

Salute to Service Dinner Cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington Join us to celebrate our public servants: First Responders, Police, Fire Fighters, EMTs and US Military & Veterans and more. Enjoy a dinner cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington for only $35. This offer is extended to everybody but please help spread the word to all the public servants you know. The cruise departs Weirs Beach at 7 PM. For more information call 603-366-5531 or go to: www.cruiseNH.com

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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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The Winter’s Tale

7:00 PM - Portsmouth

New Hampshire Theatre Project Senior Youth Repertory Company presents The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare; directed by Robin Fowler May 27- June 5, 2016 Fridays & Saturdays @ 7 pm Sundays @ 2 pm General Admission $20, Students & Seniors $16 For reservations call (603)431-6644 or email [email protected] The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s most diverse and divisive plays, exploring themes of faith, trust, family, love, friendship, fidelity, and maybe most importantly, time. A tragedy of kings and queens in the first half crashes directly into a floral comedy with shepherds, shepherdesses, and clowns in the second. The link between these two worlds seems to be nothing but a “wide gap of time,” but discoveries are made and truths are revealed. A cast of only 12 students populates this world of over 25 characters, most actors taking on at least two different roles throughout. Sponsored by Peoples United Bank & Cherylanne Williams

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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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Dichroic Pendant class with Lynn Haust

10:30 AM - Meredith

Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery for a two-day Dichroic Pendant class. First class is on May 28th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM and the second class is June 4th from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM with Lynn Haust. Melting glass, also known as the ancient art of kiln forming, is fun and addictive! This fast paced class will give you a chance to explore dichroic kiln fired glass and many of the techniques that make melting glass so exciting. Students will be using Bullseye COE 90 glass to create many kiln fired dichroic pendants, working with both clear and black dichroic glass. Get ready to work hard and have fun! You will create approximately 12 pendants, depending on size. Due to firing and annealing times, students finished pieces can be picked up at the Meredith League Gallery. No glass experience necessary. Students will receive several sterling silver 18” chains. Tuition is $115 per student and there is no materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

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Military Appreciation Weekend

10:00 AM - Dover

Thanks to generous sponsorship by BAE Systems, the Children's Museum of NH will welcome current and retired military personnel and their immediate family members at no cost this weekend through the holiday (5.28.16 – 5.30.16). Simply show a military ID at the front desk to receive free admission for yourself as well as your dependent children and spouse. During the weekend, visitors can enjoy patriotic music and activities. Beyond Memorial Day, the Children’s Museum of NH is part of the Blue Star Museum program that means we offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Military Appreciation Weekend is supported by BAE Systems, Eastern Bank, Merchants Auto, SIG SAUER and Profile Bank. Visit www.childrens-museum.org for more information.

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Casting for Kirby Youth Fishing Derby

8:00 AM - Waterville Valley

The blast of a siren, a high-pitched scream, the laughter of children and dozens of bobbers hitting the water at once echo off the hills. Cascades of children’s primary colors form a kaleidoscope of colors are reflected in the blue water of Cocoran Pond. “I GOT ONE—I GOT ONE” a small girl, in a brilliant pink wide-brimmed hat, shouts as she struggles to bring a fighting trout to shore. This is the usual morning scene as the Waterville Valley, “Casting for Kirby” fishing derby gets underway. A hundred children, all hoping for the big one, trying to catch a fish that will fetch a prize. Families working together, to select a spot, rig the rod, set the bobber, bait the hook, and casting to the perfect spot. Kirby is one humongous fish that has been living in Waterville Valley since the ice age. On quiet nights one can sometimes hear the loud splashes as Kirby leaps out of the water. He has never been caught, but this may be the year! The “Casting for Kirby” youth fishing derby takes place on during Memorial Day Weekend, on Saturday, May 28, 2016 on the shores of Waterville Valley’s Corcoran Pond in Town Square. The $6.00 pre-registration fee ($10.00 on event day) includes a t-shirt (first 100 registrants) and starter bait. It is open to all youth ages 15 and under. The derby begins at 8:00 am with staggered starting times. Age 7 and under start at 8:00 am. Ages 8 to 11 & 12 to 15 start at 8:15. Derby-day registration opens at 7:30 am. Save time checking-in by pre-registering with the Waterville Valley Recreation Department by calling (603) 236-4695 or online at www.watervillevalley.org/recreation The event is sponsored by the Town of Waterville Valley Departments of Public Safety and Recreation, N.H. Fish and Game, Trout Unlimited, The Margret & H.A. Rey Center, Town Square and Walmart.

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Fused Glass at Currier Art Center

9:00 AM - Manchester

Art Center Workshop May 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Make dramatic and artistic fused and slumped glass creations, including jewelry, plates, coasters and bowls. This workshop will cover fusing and design techniques to make stunning three-dimensional works of art using glass frit and stringers, full and tack fusing, slumping, draping, cold working and different types of glass. No prior experience necessary. Tuition includes materials and firing.

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Experience Squam Bald Eagle Boating Excursion

9:30 AM - Holderness

Enjoy a 15 minute boat ride on picturesque Squam Lake out to an active Bald Eagle's nest in a luxurious Sea Ray bow-rider. Then spend an hour anchored and observe the eagle activity.

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Imagine & Explore: Wing Things

1:00 PM - Manchester

Imagine & Explore: Wing Things Art Center Workshop May 28, 1-3 p.m. Butterflies, bees, birds, dragonflies, dragons, fairies … the list goes on and on! In this parent/child workshop you’ll use paint and elements of collage to create 2D – and maybe 3D worlds inhabited by “wing things”. Come prepared to have fun, use your imagination and add color and whimsy to your spring!

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The Frost Place Museum Opens for the Season

1:00 PM - Franconia

This Saturday at 1pm The Frost Place opens its doors for the season. The Frost Place is a “house museum,” a sanctuary for lovers of poetry and books on a quiet north country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains. In addition to a collection of signed first editions of Frost’s works and other memorabilia from his stay, The Frost Place has a half-mile nature trail with plaques displaying poems written during the poet’s Franconia years.

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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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Campton Historical Society Beebe River Railroad Grade Hike

8:00 AM - Campton

Hike/Walk the Railroad Grade from Campton to the Sandwich town line and back. Meet at the Campton Historical Society building at 8:00 AM. Bring a lunch and water and wear sturdy walking shoes. For more information call the Campton Historical Society at 603-536-1540, or Bob Mardin at 603-960-1016

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May 29, 2016

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Memorial Day Weekend Kids Cruise Free on M/S Mount Washington

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach

Take your children on a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington. This is you chance to show your kids one of NH's natural wonders. Memorial Day weekend you can bring them for free. Offer is good on all daytime cruises from all ports. Weirs Beach, Wolfeboro, Alton Bay, Center Harbor and Meredith. Free for all children 12 and under. See the schedule on line: www.cruiseNH.com

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Wildquack Duck River Festival

8:00 AM - Jackson

2016 is the 27th running of the Ducks and it promises to be EVEN more exciting this year. This event offers great local and visiting food vendors, kids games and challenges, the Jackson Fire Department obstacle course, 5 Minutes of Fame Wildquack Duck Stage, Jackson's Cake Boss Competition and more surprises. "Wildquack" the Duck will be there to welcome you to Jackson Village. With No Admissions Fee anyone can cheer, laugh and feel the excitement as over 3108 ducks bob and splash their way to the finish line. Your Duck Race ticket could win you more than $1,000 in cash or one of more than 60 other valuable prizes. Every year more than $10,000 in cash and prizes are won.

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Memorial Weekend Craft Fair

10:00 AM - North Conway

Don't miss this fabulous arts & crafts fair with over 70 exhibitors with a variety of arts & crafts including beautiful glass globes, cedar wood beds/tables/chairs/lamps, photography, fine jewelry, wearable art, wooden crafts, gourmet foods, floral arrangements, quilted items, & lots more!!! Rain or Shine Under Canopy!!! Food + Music - Buy American Made Arts & Crafts!!!

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Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

9:00 AM - North Conway

Look for sidewalk sale at participating stores at Settlers Green and Settlers Crossing. Plus, visit Customer Service C13 for a free American flag while supplies last.

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NASWA Memorial Day Weekend

11:30 AM - Laconia

Both the NazBar & Grill and the Blue Bistro will be waiting for you – to transport you to the Caribbean, and feed your body and your soul. We can’t wait to see everyone after such a long winter! Live entertainment TBA

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Franklin Animal Shelter 5K

7:30 AM - Franklin

Join us Sunday on a beautiful run along scenic Chance Pond and Webster Lake on a U.S. Track & Field certified 5K course. This race is a Franklin Animal Shelter Signature Event. All funds raised allow us to continue our mission is to shelter, care for, and advocate for the abused, neglected and abandoned cats and dogs of the communities we serve by taking steps to control overpopulation and providing healthy animals that will be adopted into loving 'forever' homes.

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Special Fireworks Displays

9:30 PM - Hampton Beach

Come watch 18 spectacular fireworks displays shot from Hampton Beach over the ocean, this family event is free of charge and is always fun for all ages. Wednesdays and Holiday at 9:30 on the beach near the Sea Shell Stage.

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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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Memorial Day Weekend Comedy

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Boston Stand-up Comedy returns to Jean’s Playhouse, this time with headliner Frank Santorelli! Frank is an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of "Georgie the Bartender" at the Bada Bing in The Sopranos. Frank is also well known for his star role in The Godfathers of Comedy. He has starred in numerous movies, including: No Reservations, Meet the Parents, and Crooked Lines. However, Frank's passion has always been comedy. He has headlined at some of the world's most famous comedy clubs. Featuring New England Comedian, Drew Dunn! Drew Dunn is one of the fasted rising young comedians in the New England comedy scene. His accents and voices are flawless and always draws out the laughter. Drew Dunn is a New England native and started his comedy career at the end of his senior year of college. He has performed at Laugh Boston, Nick's Comedy Stop, Headliners Comedy Club, the Comedy Studio and many other clubs in the Northeast. New Hampshire's own hilarious comedy veteran and house comedian at Jean's Playhouse, Greg Boggis will host this riotous night of live stand up comedy.

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Memorial Day Weekend - Veterans Ride Free - at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH

10:30 AM - Lincoln

Join us on this holiday weekend as we honor our Military Veterans at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH. We’re extending a well-deserved THANK YOU to all active duty, retired and honorably discharged military Veterans by providing each Veteran with a complimentary ticket to enjoy a relaxing round-trip ride aboard one of our restored vintage coaches during this special 3-day holiday weekend! Regularly priced tickets will be available to family members who would like to join their Veterans on-line and at our Lincoln, NH location.

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Memorial Day Weekend - Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad - Veterans Ride Free!

10:30 AM - Meredith

Join us on this holiday weekend as we honor our Military Veterans at the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH. We’re extending a well-deserved THANK YOU to all active duty, retired and honorably discharged military Veterans by providing each Veteran with a complimentary ticket to enjoy a relaxing round-trip ride aboard one of our restored vintage coaches during this special 3-day holiday weekend! Regularly priced tickets will be available to family members who would like to join their Veterans on-line and at our facilities in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH.

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Take a Walk on the Shade Side

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features Shade and Woodland Gardens. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch to eat in the Rose Garden Patio. The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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25th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival

10:00 AM - Meredith

The scenic Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, New Hampshire will once again come alive with color, flavor and music for the twenty fourth annual Memorial Weekend Craft Festival on Saturday, May 28, from 10am to 7pm, Sunday, May 29 from 10am to 5pm and on Monday, May 30, (Memorial Day) from 10am to 4pm. Over 100 Juried craftspeople and artisans from all over New England will display and sell their work including fine jewelry, scarves, tapestry, photography, country woodcrafts, pottery, hand crafted soaps, wall hangings, puzzles, primitive and folk art, slate, fleece, calligraphy, doll clothes, embroidery, toys, baskets, blown glass, lamps, signs, aroma-therapy, soy candles, floral design, intarsia, wearable art and more. Come and sample the culinary delights of kettle corn, herbal dips, maple, sauces, jams, jellies, lemonade, salsas and more. The Fair is held rain or shine, handicap accessible and admission is free. Mill Falls Marketplace is located directly on Route 3 in lovely Meredith, NH. Directions: From Route 93 take Exit 23 or arrive by boat on Lake Winnipesaukee. Food sales benefit Lakes Region Altrusa Club. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit us at www.castleberryfairs.com

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Shadows & Stones Cemetery Tour

7:00 PM - Portsmouth

On this guided tour guests will experience the storied past of Colonial gravestone superstitions, spirit communication and ghost stories in one of the oldest burial grounds in northern New England, the Point of Graves.

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Waterville Valley Welcomes Summer this Memorial Day Weekend

8:00 AM - Waterville Valley

Waterville Valley, NH – Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend and welcome the summer season at Waterville Valley Resort with delicious chowder, brews and fishing for the kids. On Saturday, May 28, kids can try to catch Corcoran Pond’s elusive Kirby during the annual Casting for Kirby Youth Fishing Derby and win a prize. Registration starts at 8 a.m., with fishing starting at 8:30 a.m. for ages 7 and under, and 8:45 a.m. for children ages 8 to 15. The first 100 Derby entrants get a t-shirt and starter bait. Prizes will be awarded across all age groups beginning at 11 a.m. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., family friendly entertainment will be provided, including a presentation by Wildlife Encounters, face painting, boat rentals, a bounce house and a visit with Bruce the Moose. Pre-registration is $6 a participant if completed by May 15. After May 15 registration is $10. For more information or registration, contact the Waterville Valley Recreation Department at (603) 236-4695. On Sunday, May 29, sample a variety of chowders from local restaurants at the 27th Annual Chowderfest & Brews. Sampling runs from 12 noon to 2 p.m. with guests submitting ballots for their favorites for the “Golden Clam Award” for the best chowder. Admission is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. From noon to 4 p.m. seasonal ales from New Hampshire will be available in the brew tent for guests 21 and older. While enjoying the chowder and brews, guests will also be treated to live music on the Gazebo Stage from 12 noon to 3 p.m. by Do’s Monkey’s and additional live entertainment from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. by The Boneshakers. Additionally, on May 30, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Show presents a free one-hour live animal program about Owls of New Hampshire. The program starts at 10 a.m. in Waterville Valley Town Square and will be taught by an expert Naturalist.

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Mount Washington Cog Railway Opens for its 147th Season

10:30 AM - Bretton Woods

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

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Memorial Day Specials for Veterans and Military on M/S Mount Washington

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach

Veterans $ Military Personnel, their spouses and children 13 and over get $10 rate aboard the M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee Memorial Day weekend. Children under 13 go free. Offer good on all daytime cruises from all ports. Regular rate for a daytime cruise is $30 for adults and $15 for children.

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The Winter’s Tale

7:00 PM - Portsmouth

New Hampshire Theatre Project Senior Youth Repertory Company presents The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare; directed by Robin Fowler May 27- June 5, 2016 Fridays & Saturdays @ 7 pm Sundays @ 2 pm General Admission $20, Students & Seniors $16 For reservations call (603)431-6644 or email [email protected] The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s most diverse and divisive plays, exploring themes of faith, trust, family, love, friendship, fidelity, and maybe most importantly, time. A tragedy of kings and queens in the first half crashes directly into a floral comedy with shepherds, shepherdesses, and clowns in the second. The link between these two worlds seems to be nothing but a “wide gap of time,” but discoveries are made and truths are revealed. A cast of only 12 students populates this world of over 25 characters, most actors taking on at least two different roles throughout. Sponsored by Peoples United Bank & Cherylanne Williams

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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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Farm to table brunch at Moulton Farm

9:00 AM - Meredith

The entire family will enjoy our outdoor farm to table brunch buffet featuring seasonal fruit, delicious baked goods, egg and breakfast meat dishes prepared by the farm’s talented kitchen and bakery staff. $16.99 plus tax per person with a special price of $9.99 plus tax for children 10 and under.

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19th Annual Outddor Sculpture Exhibit

11:00 AM - Concord

Regional, national and international sculptors exhibiting fascinating art work that the whole family will enjoy. A peaceful landscape and beautiful gardens gardens.

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May 30, 2016

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Memorial Day Weekend Kids Cruise Free on M/S Mount Washington

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach

Take your children on a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington. This is you chance to show your kids one of NH's natural wonders. Memorial Day weekend you can bring them for free. Offer is good on all daytime cruises from all ports. Weirs Beach, Wolfeboro, Alton Bay, Center Harbor and Meredith. Free for all children 12 and under. See the schedule on line: www.cruiseNH.com

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Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

9:00 AM - North Conway

Look for sidewalk sale at participating stores at Settlers Green and Settlers Crossing. Plus, visit Customer Service C13 for a free American flag while supplies last.

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Memorial Day Weekend - Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad - Veterans Ride Free!

10:30 AM - Meredith

Join us on this holiday weekend as we honor our Military Veterans at the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH. We’re extending a well-deserved THANK YOU to all active duty, retired and honorably discharged military Veterans by providing each Veteran with a complimentary ticket to enjoy a relaxing round-trip ride aboard one of our restored vintage coaches during this special 3-day holiday weekend! Regularly priced tickets will be available to family members who would like to join their Veterans on-line and at our facilities in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH.

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Memorial Day Weekend - Veterans Ride Free - at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH

10:30 AM - Lincoln

Join us on this holiday weekend as we honor our Military Veterans at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH. We’re extending a well-deserved THANK YOU to all active duty, retired and honorably discharged military Veterans by providing each Veteran with a complimentary ticket to enjoy a relaxing round-trip ride aboard one of our restored vintage coaches during this special 3-day holiday weekend! Regularly priced tickets will be available to family members who would like to join their Veterans on-line and at our Lincoln, NH location.

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25th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival

10:00 AM - Meredith

The scenic Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, New Hampshire will once again come alive with color, flavor and music for the twenty fourth annual Memorial Weekend Craft Festival on Saturday, May 28, from 10am to 7pm, Sunday, May 29 from 10am to 5pm and on Monday, May 30, (Memorial Day) from 10am to 4pm. Over 100 Juried craftspeople and artisans from all over New England will display and sell their work including fine jewelry, scarves, tapestry, photography, country woodcrafts, pottery, hand crafted soaps, wall hangings, puzzles, primitive and folk art, slate, fleece, calligraphy, doll clothes, embroidery, toys, baskets, blown glass, lamps, signs, aroma-therapy, soy candles, floral design, intarsia, wearable art and more. Come and sample the culinary delights of kettle corn, herbal dips, maple, sauces, jams, jellies, lemonade, salsas and more. The Fair is held rain or shine, handicap accessible and admission is free. Mill Falls Marketplace is located directly on Route 3 in lovely Meredith, NH. Directions: From Route 93 take Exit 23 or arrive by boat on Lake Winnipesaukee. Food sales benefit Lakes Region Altrusa Club. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit us at www.castleberryfairs.com

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Waterville Valley Welcomes Summer this Memorial Day Weekend

8:00 AM - Waterville Valley

Waterville Valley, NH – Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend and welcome the summer season at Waterville Valley Resort with delicious chowder, brews and fishing for the kids. On Saturday, May 28, kids can try to catch Corcoran Pond’s elusive Kirby during the annual Casting for Kirby Youth Fishing Derby and win a prize. Registration starts at 8 a.m., with fishing starting at 8:30 a.m. for ages 7 and under, and 8:45 a.m. for children ages 8 to 15. The first 100 Derby entrants get a t-shirt and starter bait. Prizes will be awarded across all age groups beginning at 11 a.m. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., family friendly entertainment will be provided, including a presentation by Wildlife Encounters, face painting, boat rentals, a bounce house and a visit with Bruce the Moose. Pre-registration is $6 a participant if completed by May 15. After May 15 registration is $10. For more information or registration, contact the Waterville Valley Recreation Department at (603) 236-4695. On Sunday, May 29, sample a variety of chowders from local restaurants at the 27th Annual Chowderfest & Brews. Sampling runs from 12 noon to 2 p.m. with guests submitting ballots for their favorites for the “Golden Clam Award” for the best chowder. Admission is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. From noon to 4 p.m. seasonal ales from New Hampshire will be available in the brew tent for guests 21 and older. While enjoying the chowder and brews, guests will also be treated to live music on the Gazebo Stage from 12 noon to 3 p.m. by Do’s Monkey’s and additional live entertainment from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. by The Boneshakers. Additionally, on May 30, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Show presents a free one-hour live animal program about Owls of New Hampshire. The program starts at 10 a.m. in Waterville Valley Town Square and will be taught by an expert Naturalist.

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Mount Washington Cog Railway Opens for its 147th Season

10:30 AM - Bretton Woods

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

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Memorial Day Specials for Veterans and Military on M/S Mount Washington

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach

Veterans $ Military Personnel, their spouses and children 13 and over get $10 rate aboard the M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee Memorial Day weekend. Children under 13 go free. Offer good on all daytime cruises from all ports. Regular rate for a daytime cruise is $30 for adults and $15 for children.

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Tours of WWII Tower

10:00 AM - Rye

Come climb the Tower! On Monday, May 30th, from 10 AM to 2PM the Friends of Pulpit Rock Tower, Inc., together with the State of NH Fish and Game Dept., will open Pulpit Rock Tower to the public for touring. Pulpit Rock Tower (Rye) was built during WWII to assist in the defense of the New Hampshire seacoast, particularly the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. It is an eight story cylindrical concrete tower- all levels will be open to the public for viewing at the open house, except the roof deck which must remain closed due to safety considerations. Visitors may climb the stairs, learn about the tower’s involvement in WWII and take in the amazing views from the observation windows. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and explain further the history and significance of Pulpit Rock Tower.

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Tours of historic WWII Pulpit Rock Tower

10:00 AM - Rye

The Friends of Pulpit Rock Tower, Inc., is again opening Pulpit Rock Tower to the public in honor of Memorial Day, one of only 2-3 days the per year the tower is open to the public. Eight story Pulpit Rock Tower was built during WWII to assist in the defense of the New Hampshire seacoast, particularly the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Visitors may climb the stairs and ladders, learn about the tower’s involvement in WWII and take in the amazing views from the newly renovated observation windows. Minimum height is 42” – no children may be carried and no flip-flops may be worn. In the event of steady rain, the event will be cancelled.

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May 31, 2016

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It's Rhododendron Time!

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features rhododendrons and other broad-leaf evergreens. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens 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.

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Mount Washington Cog Railway Opens for its 147th Season

10:30 AM - Bretton Woods

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

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Woof! All Things Dog by Various Artists

10:00 AM - Meredith

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

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June 01, 2016

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FREE Basic Pistol Shooting & Safety Class

6:30 PM - Manchester

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

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Wine In The Gardens/Beer In TheWoods & Silent Auction

5:30 PM - Rochester

Rochester Main Street volunteers will host a wine tasting featuring wines from a NH Vineyard and Beara Irish Brewery, on Wednesday, June 1st from 5:30-8:00pm in the gardens at Studley’s Flower Gardens, sponsored by Federal Savings Bank. Tickets are $25 and guests will enjoy a sampling of six local wines , and six craft brews paired with hors d’oeuvre offerings from local restaurants: While there those attending may enjoy the flowers and plantings at Studleys, and entertainment will be provided, or they may bid on great silent auction items such as golf packages, Red Sox tickets, or a Rochester Gift Basket. Tickets are limited, so we suggest that you reserve early and not be left out ! All proceeds will benefit downtown Rochester Main Street Projects! Wines include fruited varietals and whites with a special wine paired with a chocolate fondue to end the evening. This promises to be a wonderful evening in downtown. Tickets are available at the Main Street Office or at Studley’s Flower Gardens. Excess Parking is available in the rear parking lot next door at The Governor’s Inn. A special feature of the evening will be a silent auction of local items.

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It's Rhododendron Time!

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features rhododendrons and other broad-leaf evergreens. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens 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.

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WorkReadyNH in Nashua!

8:30 AM - Nashua

WorkReadyNH is a tuition-free program aimed at helping the unemployed or underemployed at no cost to you. This 4 week class will elevate your job search, improve your workplace skills and add credentials to your resume. Please call for more info on how to enroll for our upcoming class that runs from June 1st through June 27th, 2016 at The Adult Learning Center in Nashua.

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Coastal Elegance with Blair Labella

10:00 AM - Meredith

The League of NH Craftsmen Gallery, Meredith is pleased to announce featured artist Blair Labella for the month of June. Currently working on her Beach Stone Series, Blair relies on hand picked stones from the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. Focusing on the relationship of color, pattern, texture, and shapes of the stones set in simple sterling or gold bezel each piece is one of a kind and has a visual simplicity that is timeless. After earning degrees from the University of VT and the Rhode Island School of Design, Blair went on to study metalsmithing at DeCordova Museum School. Her work has evolved from a line incorporating ceramic pieces, precious stones and kuem-boo to the present where she predominantly works with the natural beach stones she collects. The League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Gallery in Meredith will feature Coastal Elegance a collection of work by Blair LaBella June 1 through 30. The League of NH Craftsmen celebrates artists like Blair LaBella by encouraging and promoting the creation, use, and preservation of fine and contemporary hand craft.

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