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August 31, 2016

- 11 Events

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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Jolly Family Entertainers - aboard the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH

10:30 AM - Lincoln

The Jolly Family Entertainers will join us aboard our regularly scheduled trains and in our Choo Choo Theater weekdays throughout the summer to entertain you with their amazing balloon creations, magic skills or face painting – great fun for all ages!

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Discovering Habitats for Songbirds

11:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features environments to attract songbirds. 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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God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza at Peterborough Players

4:00 PM - Peterborough

God of Carnage. A comedy by Yasmina Reza. Running August 31 - September 11, 2016 at Peterborough Players. A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for best play. “A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct.” — NY Times God of Carnage stars David Breitbarth (Talley’s Folly), Tom Frey (Outside Mullingar, Charley’s Aunt), Kate Hampton (Absurd Person Singular, Talley’s Folly), and Susan Riley Stevens (Absurd Person Singular). Directed by Gus Kaikkonen. Rated PG-13 (Contains strong language and adult situations) 2016 Performance Times 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings. 8:00 PM Saturday Evenings & 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons

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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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Papermill Theatre Co. Presents ALTAR BOYZ

7:30 PM - Lincoln

"Raise the Praise" with these Christian Heart-throbs The summer season rounds out with Altar Boyz, a foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band from Ohio on the last night of their national ‘Raise the Praise’ tour. Altar Boyz will play August 25-September 10, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. on August 31 and September 7.

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Up Close to Animal Presentations

11:00 AM - Holderness

These presentations are scheduled five times daily at the Science Center to offer maximum opportunity for you to visit and learn about a native wild animal up close! Each presentation lasts about 30 minutes or less and will feature an ambassador animal. Educators welcome all questions at the end of the talk. Shows are scheduled daily for 11:00 am, 12:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm

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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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The New London Barn Playhouse presents Don't Dress For Dinner

2:00 PM - New London

Don’t Dress For Dinner August 24-September 4 Written by Marc Camoletti Hang on to your soufflé pans! Bernard’s carefully-laid plans for a romantic weekend rendezvous with his paramour go hilariously awry when his wife appears, scheming for a secret tryst of her own. The laughs fly by at top speed in this deliciously naughty bedroom farce about marital treachery, mistaken identity, and gourmet French cooking. Don’t Dress for Dinner Business Sponsors: The New London Inn & Clarke’s Hardware

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The New London Barn presents Don't Dress For Dinner

7:30 PM - New London

Don’t Dress For Dinner August 24-September 4 Written by Marc Camoletti Hang on to your soufflé pans! Bernard’s carefully-laid plans for a romantic weekend rendezvous with his paramour go hilariously awry when his wife appears, scheming for a secret tryst of her own. The laughs fly by at top speed in this deliciously naughty bedroom farce about marital treachery, mistaken identity, and gourmet French cooking. Don’t Dress for Dinner Business Sponsors: The New London Inn & Clarke’s Hardware

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7,000 Miles from Durham and Alumni Photography Exhibit

10:00 AM - Durham

In conjunction with the University’s 150 year anniversary, the museum showcases two exhibitions celebrating scholarly, professional, artistic success for UNH students, faculty, staff and alumni. The first exhibit, 7,000 Miles from Durham, Margaret Carson Hubbard in Africa and Marion E. James in India, guest curated by Catherine Hunter, features work highlighting African and Indian material culture. Image Credit: Untitled, Tiger Hunt, 19th Century, opaque watercolor on paper. Gift of Marion E.James. 2015.4.17 Lara Woolfson '05, Untitled Fetish series 1, 2010. C-print. 40" x 30"

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September 01, 2016

- 11 Events

Jolly Family Entertainers - aboard the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH

10:30 AM - Lincoln

The Jolly Family Entertainers will join us aboard our regularly scheduled trains and in our Choo Choo Theater weekdays throughout the summer to entertain you with their amazing balloon creations, magic skills or face painting – great fun for all ages!

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Discovering Habitats for Songbirds

11:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features environments to attract songbirds. 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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God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza at Peterborough Players

4:00 PM - Peterborough

God of Carnage. A comedy by Yasmina Reza. Running August 31 - September 11, 2016 at Peterborough Players. A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for best play. “A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct.” — NY Times God of Carnage stars David Breitbarth (Talley’s Folly), Tom Frey (Outside Mullingar, Charley’s Aunt), Kate Hampton (Absurd Person Singular, Talley’s Folly), and Susan Riley Stevens (Absurd Person Singular). Directed by Gus Kaikkonen. Rated PG-13 (Contains strong language and adult situations) 2016 Performance Times 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings. 8:00 PM Saturday Evenings & 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons

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Papermill Theatre Co. Presents ALTAR BOYZ

7:30 PM - Lincoln

"Raise the Praise" with these Christian Heart-throbs The summer season rounds out with Altar Boyz, a foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band from Ohio on the last night of their national ‘Raise the Praise’ tour. Altar Boyz will play August 25-September 10, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. on August 31 and September 7.

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Three Dog Night

7:30 PM - Plymouth

American music icons, Three Dog Night, now in its 4th decade, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. Since 1986, the band has performed over 2,200 shows including two Super Bowls. Don't miss a rare intimate performance at The Flying Monkey!

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Lancaster Fair

8:00 AM - Lancaster

Come to the Lancaster Fair, the best fun-filled family event in northern New Hampshire. From the rides on our colorful midway to the agricultural and motorized competitions, there’s so much to do. See 4-H Exhibits and the region’s finesthomemade crafts, fresh vegetables, and flowers. Watch horse pulls, sheepdog trials, and an oxen log obstacle course. test your skills in the pie-eatin’ and sunflower seed spittin’ contests. The Demolition Derby, and Big Rig, 4-by-4 Truck and Farm Tractor Pulls provide high-octane excitement. Live Country music by Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis on Saturday night. FOR a complete schedule and more information, visit lancaster fair dot com and like us on Facebook.

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The New London Barn presents Don't Dress For Dinner

7:30 PM - New London

Don’t Dress For Dinner August 24-September 4 Written by Marc Camoletti Hang on to your soufflé pans! Bernard’s carefully-laid plans for a romantic weekend rendezvous with his paramour go hilariously awry when his wife appears, scheming for a secret tryst of her own. The laughs fly by at top speed in this deliciously naughty bedroom farce about marital treachery, mistaken identity, and gourmet French cooking. Don’t Dress for Dinner Business Sponsors: The New London Inn & Clarke’s Hardware

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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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Other Voices/Other Lives, with poets Barbara Bald and Beth Fox

5:30 PM - Concord

A new poetry book by Barbara Bald and Beth Fox! Their new work, Other Voices/Other Lives, is filled with poems based on the culmination of working with assisted living residents at the Sugar Hill Community in Wolfeboro. Poems were used to stir the residents' memories, and new poetry was written to reflect their stories and oral histories. Don't miss this artistic work of local personal histories! The authors encourage audiences to participate in an open mic time after the reading, so bring something of your own to share.

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Fashion's Night Out Portsmouth

4:00 PM - Portsmouth

Join in the fun and show us YOUR style! Fashion’s Night Out Portsmouth is a celebration of individual fashion and style. A night to see and be seen on the Portsmouth fashion scene! Join us at participating shops in downtown Portsmouth where you will find designer trunk shows, models, libations, style consultants, paparazzi and more!

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Currier After Hours: Cocktails and Color

6:00 PM - Manchester

Currier After Hours: Cocktails and Color Thursday, September 1, 6-9 p.m. Let out your inner child while coloring and enjoying food, cocktails, live music and art. Coloring books and markers will be provided. Have questions about color combinations? Join artist and Art Center faculty member Amy Croteau for a brief introduction to color and color combination. A cash bar and full menu are available at the Winter Garden Café. Activities are free with Museum general admission.

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September 02, 2016

- 22 Events

Empty Bowls Drop In Workshop

3:00 PM - Manchester

Come in anytime between 3-6PM to make bowls for local Empty Bowls events! The Manchester Empty Bowls Funraiser is sponsored by The New Hampshire Potter’s Guild and is held at Brookside Congregational Church in the Fall. The Empty Bowls Event in Nashua is held in February, and is sponsored by Nashua High School South. We will host this workshop every 1st Friday, year round, from 3-6PM! No Experience is needed, all materials and instruction will be provided. If you are proficient at throwing on the potter’s wheel, you may throw bowls on the wheel. Otherwise, we will teach you to make bowls with the coil or pinch technique in a bowl mold. We are happy to glaze the bowls for you afterward. Participation is free, but a $5-10 suggested fee will cover the cost of materials and firings.

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Co-Ed Lob Pitch Softball Tournament

6:00 PM - Canaan

Set aside Labor Day weekend for an event hosted by the Knights of Columbus to support the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace. The games begin on Friday at 6pm and last until the afternoon on Sunday. Admission is free all day every day at the Ballfields. The Cook Shack will be open so all you need is your chairs and cheering voice. Contact Mike Daley at 802-246-8822 or [email protected] for team sign-up. Sponsored by Canaan Border Riders. At local ball fields in Canaan, Vt.

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Labor Day Sidewalk Sale

9:00 AM - North Conway

Look for sidewalk sale at participating stores at Settlers Green and Settlers Crossing.

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9th Annual Mardi Gras Labor Day Weekend

9:00 AM - Laconia

We like to take advantage of long weekends and the last bits of summer weather here at The NASWA, and this will be our fifth year in a row of doing just that with our tribute to the Big Easy: our Mardi Gras Labor Day Weekend! Bring your favorite beads, dance to the Cajun music and compete in our Mardi Gras Mask-Making Contest, all while celebrating the laid-back and fun-loving atmosphere that makes New Orleans great. We can’t wait to take you all the way to New Orleans…even while you’re staying in New Hampshire! Call us to take advantage of our fantastic Mardi Gras Labor Day room special: book two nights in a room or suite (cottages have a three-night minimum stay) and get the third night half off! Free Live Entertainment! TBA

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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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Parrot Head Party Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

7:00 PM - Weirs Beach

Experience the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night on a dinner cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington. July 11 and August 29 is "Margaritaville" on the lake. If you are a Jimmy Buffet fan this cruise is for you. Music provided by: Island Castaway Band. From Weirs Beach 7-10 PM and from Meredith 7:30-10:30 PM more info: http://www.cruisenh.com/ParrottHeadCruise.php

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Jolly Family Entertainers - aboard the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH

10:30 AM - Lincoln

The Jolly Family Entertainers will join us aboard our regularly scheduled trains and in our Choo Choo Theater weekdays throughout the summer to entertain you with their amazing balloon creations, magic skills or face painting – great fun for all ages!

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Discovering Habitats for Songbirds

11:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features environments to attract songbirds. 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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God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza at Peterborough Players

4:00 PM - Peterborough

God of Carnage. A comedy by Yasmina Reza. Running August 31 - September 11, 2016 at Peterborough Players. A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for best play. “A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct.” — NY Times God of Carnage stars David Breitbarth (Talley’s Folly), Tom Frey (Outside Mullingar, Charley’s Aunt), Kate Hampton (Absurd Person Singular, Talley’s Folly), and Susan Riley Stevens (Absurd Person Singular). Directed by Gus Kaikkonen. Rated PG-13 (Contains strong language and adult situations) 2016 Performance Times 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings. 8:00 PM Saturday Evenings & 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons

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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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Papermill Theatre Co. Presents ALTAR BOYZ

7:30 PM - Lincoln

"Raise the Praise" with these Christian Heart-throbs The summer season rounds out with Altar Boyz, a foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band from Ohio on the last night of their national ‘Raise the Praise’ tour. Altar Boyz will play August 25-September 10, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. on August 31 and September 7.

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Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions

7:00 PM - Goffstown

To benefit UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center. General Admission seating. Doors open 1 hour prior to performance start time. Concessions and souvenirs will be available for purchase.

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Lancaster Fair

8:00 AM - Lancaster

Come to the Lancaster Fair, the best fun-filled family event in northern New Hampshire. From the rides on our colorful midway to the agricultural and motorized competitions, there’s so much to do. See 4-H Exhibits and the region’s finesthomemade crafts, fresh vegetables, and flowers. Watch horse pulls, sheepdog trials, and an oxen log obstacle course. test your skills in the pie-eatin’ and sunflower seed spittin’ contests. The Demolition Derby, and Big Rig, 4-by-4 Truck and Farm Tractor Pulls provide high-octane excitement. Live Country music by Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis on Saturday night. FOR a complete schedule and more information, visit lancaster fair dot com and like us on Facebook.

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Bowl Me Over Fine Craft Exhibition

8:30 AM - Concord

Exhibition Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and Saturdays during exhibitions, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Location: The Gallery at the League of NH Craftsmen, 48 South Main Street, Concord, NH This multi-media exhibition showcases creative, inspiring, and innovative craft – pieces that will overwhelm or astonish you! All work is handcrafted by juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen. These craftspeople have met the League’s stringent standards for skill and creativity. On display are exquisite wood, pottery, and fiber pieces, artistic jewelryprints and more. There is an opening reception where you can meet the artists on Friday, July 8 from 5 pm to 7 pm. This event runs from July 8th through September 2nd.

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Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions

7:00 PM - Goffstown

Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions will be performing to benefit UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center. The stallions are trained to execute the Capriole and other battle maneuvers as the stallions centuries ago. With great strength, intelligence and endurance they will perform classical dressage; exquisite Pas de Trois; dramatic Airs Above the Ground-including such exceptionally difficult measures as the Courbette, the Capriole and the Levade. The spectacular 90-minute performance will conclude with a complex military Quadrille. As a family descendant, Gabriella Herrmann presents audiences with what she calls “the art of the horse world, a symphony in white.” Concession and souvenirs will be available for purchase. General admission and doors open at 6pm.

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Party on the Patio!

5:00 PM - Claremont

Join us on Friday's on our Riverside Patio for Live Music, Happy Hour and Great Appetizer Specials!

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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 THE SPITFIRE GRILL

2:00 PM - Portsmouth

ACT ONE presents the inspiring musicai THE SPITFIRE GRILL, directed by Danielle Howard. Music and Book by James Valq, Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley at the West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth. Percy Talbot has seen some hard times in her young life. But she has set her sights on finding paradise in a town called Gilead. Working with Hannah in the Spitfire Grill, Percy soon discovers she’s not alone in her search for forgiveness and rebirth. PERFORMANCES: Aug 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, Sep 2, 3 - 7:30 and Aug 19, 20, 27, Sep 2,3 - 2:00. 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 THE SPITFIRE GRILL

7:30 PM - Portsmouth

ACT ONE presents the inspiring musical THE SPITFIRE GRILL, directed by Danielle Howard. Music and Book by James Valq, Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley at the West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth. Percy Talbot has seen some hard times in her young life. But she has set her sights on finding paradise in a town called Gilead. Working with Hannah in the Spitfire Grill, Percy soon discovers she’s not alone in her search for forgiveness and rebirth. PERFORMANCES: Aug 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, Sep 2, 3 - 7:30 and Aug 19, 20, 27, Sep 2,3 - 2:00. 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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The New London Barn presents Don't Dress For Dinner

7:30 PM - New London

Don’t Dress For Dinner August 24-September 4 Written by Marc Camoletti Hang on to your soufflé pans! Bernard’s carefully-laid plans for a romantic weekend rendezvous with his paramour go hilariously awry when his wife appears, scheming for a secret tryst of her own. The laughs fly by at top speed in this deliciously naughty bedroom farce about marital treachery, mistaken identity, and gourmet French cooking. Don’t Dress for Dinner Business Sponsors: The New London Inn & Clarke’s Hardware

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Tanger Outlets Labor Day Weekend Sale

9:00 AM - Tilton

Shop Tanger Outlets during the BIG Labor Day Weekend Sale. Find extra savings in your favorite name brand outlet stores during our 4-day sale! Visit tangeroutlets.com/tilton for the latest sales and coupon information.

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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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September 03, 2016

- 36 Events

Co-Ed Lob Pitch Softball Tournament

6:00 PM - Canaan

Set aside Labor Day weekend for an event hosted by the Knights of Columbus to support the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace. The games begin on Friday at 6pm and last until the afternoon on Sunday. Admission is free all day every day at the Ballfields. The Cook Shack will be open so all you need is your chairs and cheering voice. Contact Mike Daley at 802-246-8822 or [email protected] for team sign-up. Sponsored by Canaan Border Riders. At local ball fields in Canaan, Vt.

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Gunstock Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair

10:00 AM - Gilford

Don't miss this fabulous arts & crafts fair with over 70 exhibits inside & outside under canopies!!! Live Music & Food!!! Some of the arts & crafts will include handcrafted fine jewelry, fabric art, Americana folk art, tole painting, wooden crafts, pottery, stained glass art, handpainted clothing, children's crafts, NH maple syrups, gourmet food items, home decor, floral arrangements, ceramics, metal decor, handknits, bags/totes, fine art, wooden furniture, and lots more!!! Always free admission! Live Music!!! Come and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Gunstock Mountain Resort, Adventure Park, and this awesome Labor Day Weekend Craft Show!!!

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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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Labor Day Sidewalk Sale

9:00 AM - North Conway

Look for sidewalk sale at participating stores at Settlers Green and Settlers Crossing.

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9th Annual Mardi Gras Labor Day Weekend

9:00 AM - Laconia

We like to take advantage of long weekends and the last bits of summer weather here at The NASWA, and this will be our fifth year in a row of doing just that with our tribute to the Big Easy: our Mardi Gras Labor Day Weekend! Bring your favorite beads, dance to the Cajun music and compete in our Mardi Gras Mask-Making Contest, all while celebrating the laid-back and fun-loving atmosphere that makes New Orleans great. We can’t wait to take you all the way to New Orleans…even while you’re staying in New Hampshire! Call us to take advantage of our fantastic Mardi Gras Labor Day room special: book two nights in a room or suite (cottages have a three-night minimum stay) and get the third night half off! Free Live Entertainment! TBA

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Labor Day Lobsterfest aboard the M/S Mount Washington

6:00 PM - Weirs Beach

A New England summer is not complete without a lobster dinner. Experience the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night aboard a cruise on the M/S Mount Washington. Dancing to live music and lobster dinner is included. BBQ Chicken is also served. Music on 2 dance floors. From Weirs Beach 6-9 PM. Ttickets: http://www.cruisenh.com/schedule.php

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Discovering Habitats for Songbirds

11:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features environments to attract songbirds. 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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God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza at Peterborough Players

4:00 PM - Peterborough

God of Carnage. A comedy by Yasmina Reza. Running August 31 - September 11, 2016 at Peterborough Players. A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for best play. “A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct.” — NY Times God of Carnage stars David Breitbarth (Talley’s Folly), Tom Frey (Outside Mullingar, Charley’s Aunt), Kate Hampton (Absurd Person Singular, Talley’s Folly), and Susan Riley Stevens (Absurd Person Singular). Directed by Gus Kaikkonen. Rated PG-13 (Contains strong language and adult situations) 2016 Performance Times 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings. 8:00 PM Saturday Evenings & 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons

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27th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay

10:00 AM - Alton Bay

The 27th Annual Labor Day Weekend “Craft Fair at the Bay” will be held at the Alton Bay Community House and along the waterfront, Route 11, Alton NH on Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4, and Monday {Labor Day}, September 5, 2016. Over 75 Juried craftspeople and artisans from all over New England will display and sell their American made works including pottery, fine jewelry, floral design, soft sculpture, primitive and folk art, photography, wood carvings, wearable art, fleece, knits, metal, blown glass, aroma-therapy, doll clothes and accessories, hand made soap and more. Gourmet specialty foods include kettle corn, herbal dips, fudge, honey, jams & jellies, lemonade, maple syrup and more. Free admission and free parking. Festival hours are Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm, and Monday 10am to 4pm. This Event is held rain or shine. Alton Bay is accessible by boat on Lake Winnipesaukee! Directions: From Route 95 take Spaulding Turnpike North to Exit 15. Follow Route 11 to the Lakes Region. Handicap Accessible and friendly pets are welcome on leash. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com.

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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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Rock 'n' Roll Saturday Night Dinner Cruise

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. The best nightlife in New England. From Weirs Beach 6--9 PM. More information and tickets at: http://www.cruiseNH.com/schedule.php

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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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42nd Railfans' Day at Conway Scenic Railroad

8:00 AM - North Conway

Join us as we celebrate our 42nd Railfans' Day with a great day of railroading. Special demos, freight cars, cabooses, mixed trains will be running. Railroadiana Flea Market will be on site. Reservations suggested.

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Papermill Theatre Co. Presents ALTAR BOYZ

7:30 PM - Lincoln

"Raise the Praise" with these Christian Heart-throbs The summer season rounds out with Altar Boyz, a foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band from Ohio on the last night of their national ‘Raise the Praise’ tour. Altar Boyz will play August 25-September 10, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. on August 31 and September 7.

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Nearer to Nature Walks

9:00 AM - Holderness

Great for adults and older teens! These walks focus on Science Center Naturalist, Margaret Gillespie’s recently published book called Nearer to Nature. The book walks you through the seasons, delving into nature’s mysteries. Join Margaret to explore the local flora and fauna at one or more places. (7/19) Unsworth Preserve in Sandwich Explore this secluded jewel, a preserve owned and managed by the Squam Lakes Conservation Society. We’ll wind our way along an extensive wetland and through forests in search of wildlife signs and sounds, checking for unusual flora. (8/18) Chamberline Reynolds Memorial Forest, Center Harbor Access Squam Lake by land, meandering through upland forest, crossing a swamp boardwalk, and exploring shoreline trails at this New England Forestry Foundation preserve managed by Squam Lakes Association. (9/3) Squam Lakes Natural Science Center The Science Center encompasses 200 acres but many delightful spots are off trail or seldom seen. Explore lesser known sites at the Science Center and conclude with a wildlife visit from an animal whose relatives roam the surroundings when all is quiet.

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Lancaster Fair

8:00 AM - Lancaster

Come to the Lancaster Fair, the best fun-filled family event in northern New Hampshire. From the rides on our colorful midway to the agricultural and motorized competitions, there’s so much to do. See 4-H Exhibits and the region’s finesthomemade crafts, fresh vegetables, and flowers. Watch horse pulls, sheepdog trials, and an oxen log obstacle course. test your skills in the pie-eatin’ and sunflower seed spittin’ contests. The Demolition Derby, and Big Rig, 4-by-4 Truck and Farm Tractor Pulls provide high-octane excitement. Live Country music by Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis on Saturday night. FOR a complete schedule and more information, visit lancaster fair dot com and like us on Facebook.

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Nearer to Nature Walks: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

9:00 AM - Holderness

Great for adults and older teens! These walks focus on Science Center Naturalist, Margaret Gillespie’s recently published book called Nearer to Nature. The book walks you through the seasons, delving into nature’s mysteries. Join Margaret to explore the local flora and fauna at one or more places. (7/19) Unsworth Preserve in Sandwich Explore this secluded jewel, a preserve owned and managed by the Squam Lakes Conservation Society. We’ll wind our way along an extensive wetland and through forests in search of wildlife signs and sounds, checking for unusual flora. (8/18) Chamberline Reynolds Memorial Forest, Center Harbor Access Squam Lake by land, meandering through upland forest, crossing a swamp boardwalk, and exploring shoreline trails at this New England Forestry Foundation preserve managed by Squam Lakes Association. (9/3) Squam Lakes Natural Science Center The Science Center encompasses 200 acres but many delightful spots are off trail or seldom seen. Explore lesser known sites at the Science Center and conclude with a wildlife visit from an animal whose relatives roam the surroundings when all is quiet.

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Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions

3:00 PM - Goffstown

Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions will be performing to benefit UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center. The stallions are trained to execute the Capriole and other battle maneuvers as the stallions centuries ago. With great strength, intelligence and endurance they will perform classical dressage; exquisite Pas de Trois; dramatic Airs Above the Ground-including such exceptionally difficult measures as the Courbette, the Capriole and the Levade. The spectacular 90-minute performance will conclude with a complex military Quadrille. As a family descendant, Gabriella Herrmann presents audiences with what she calls “the art of the horse world, a symphony in white. Concession and souvenirs will be available for purchase. General admission with doors open at 2pm.

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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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Party on the Patio!

5:00 PM - Claremont

Join us on Friday's on our Riverside Patio for Live Music, Happy Hour and Great Appetizer Specials!

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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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ACT ONE presents THE SPITFIRE GRILL

2:00 PM - Portsmouth

ACT ONE presents the inspiring musicai THE SPITFIRE GRILL, directed by Danielle Howard. Music and Book by James Valq, Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley at the West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth. Percy Talbot has seen some hard times in her young life. But she has set her sights on finding paradise in a town called Gilead. Working with Hannah in the Spitfire Grill, Percy soon discovers she’s not alone in her search for forgiveness and rebirth. PERFORMANCES: Aug 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, Sep 2, 3 - 7:30 and Aug 19, 20, 27, Sep 2,3 - 2:00. 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 THE SPITFIRE GRILL

7:30 PM - Portsmouth

ACT ONE presents the inspiring musical THE SPITFIRE GRILL, directed by Danielle Howard. Music and Book by James Valq, Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley at the West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth. Percy Talbot has seen some hard times in her young life. But she has set her sights on finding paradise in a town called Gilead. Working with Hannah in the Spitfire Grill, Percy soon discovers she’s not alone in her search for forgiveness and rebirth. PERFORMANCES: Aug 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, Sep 2, 3 - 7:30 and Aug 19, 20, 27, Sep 2,3 - 2:00. 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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7th Annual “Run Your Buns Off” 4.2 Miler

9:00 AM - Bristol

The 7th Annual “Run Your Buns Off” 4.2 Miler will take place on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, a great start to Labor Day Weekend. Individual runners, walkers and teams of all ages are encouraged to participate. The start and finish are at Basic Ingredients Bakery located on Rt. 3A in Bristol, with registration starting at 7:45AM and the race beginning at 9:00AM for the professionally timed run/walk. The reward for the runners’ & walkers’ hard work… a homemade sticky bun at the finish line! The top 3 male and female runners, as well as the fastest team, will be awarded prizes; PLUS, everyone has a chance to win at the HUGE raffle filled with goodies donated by local businesses and beyond. Event organizer Newfound Area Charitable Fund has selected the beneficiaries of the 2016 RYOB 4.2 Miler: • Slim Baker Foundation for Outdoor Education which will use the funding for the purpose of laying out additional 2-3 miles of hiking/snowshoeing trails on the Slim Baker conservation property; • Newfound Lake Region Association, which in partnering with Newfound Audubon, plan and build an educational “water trail” which connects Audubon’s Paradise Point and NLRA’s Grey Rocks Conservation Area properties. The cost is $22 per runner/walker, until day of race when the price is $25. NOTE: Runners who pre-register by August 19th will receive a quality wicking shirt. Come and see what the locals and vacationers have been talking about for the last six years. You can register for the Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler online today at www.lightboxreg.com/buns_2016. For more information or to download a brochure/registration form, visit www.basicingredientsnh.com.

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The New London Barn presents Don't Dress For Dinner

7:30 PM - New London

Don’t Dress For Dinner August 24-September 4 Written by Marc Camoletti Hang on to your soufflé pans! Bernard’s carefully-laid plans for a romantic weekend rendezvous with his paramour go hilariously awry when his wife appears, scheming for a secret tryst of her own. The laughs fly by at top speed in this deliciously naughty bedroom farce about marital treachery, mistaken identity, and gourmet French cooking. Don’t Dress for Dinner Business Sponsors: The New London Inn & Clarke’s Hardware

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Tanger Outlets Labor Day Weekend Sale

9:00 AM - Tilton

Shop Tanger Outlets during the BIG Labor Day Weekend Sale. Find extra savings in your favorite name brand outlet stores during our 4-day sale! Visit tangeroutlets.com/tilton for the latest sales and coupon information.

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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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Saturday Nature Seekers

11:00 AM - Manchester

Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center Do you and your kids wish for opportunities to learn about nature but have trouble finding the time? Stop by our center any Saturday at 11 am for “short and sweet” mini-programs and fun nature-based activities. Discover something new every month! July – The World of Water August – Insect Investigation September – Bird Migration

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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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Be Brave Gala

6:00 PM - Durham

The "Be BRAVE Gala" will be an evening of classical and contemporary dance, live music, and martial arts. The evening will culminate with bringing survivors of domestic and sexual violence onstage to be brave, be honored, and take a small step forward in their healing process. All proceeds will be going to: CCCNH, HAVEN, and SHARPP. Spearheading this event is Lissa Curtis who is a UNH alumni, professional ballerina, and rape survivor. She went to Romania in 2014 to the World Ballet Competition and was raped by her coach for ten days. She started the "Be Brave" campaign to encourage victims to come out of silence and fight for justice. For more on her story visit www.lissacurtis.com. The cast will include performances by Lissa Curtis, Zachary Silk (Lissa's brother), Northeastern Ballet Theatre, Quest Martial Arts Academy, Dance Prism, SonDance Academy, Speaking in Taps, Not Too Sharp, Josh Boulanger, Jackie Klinger, Michelle LeClair, Shanna Pinet, and special guest artists from Boston Ballet, principal Lia Cirio and soloist Paul Craig. Tickets are $25/ adults, $15/ students & seniors, and can be purchased online at unhmub.universityticket.com. The gala will be held on Saturday, September 3rd from 6-830pm at the University of New Hampshire Johnson Theater.

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Waterville Valley Sends off Summer this Labor Day with a Bash

12:00 PM - Waterville Valley

Head to Waterville Valley and help send off summer right during the ‘Just Ducky’ End of Summer Bash. This annual event is a weekend-long celebration over Labor Day weekend, September 3-5. The weekend kicks off in Town Square on Saturday, September 3 with a bounce house from 12-2 p.m. and live entertainment from D-Comp Trio from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, September 4 is a full day of family fun and entertainment that includes face painting, a meet and greet with Valley Snow Dogz and Bruce the Moose, a scavenger hunt and live entertainment. Everyone is invited to participate in the annual ‘Just Ducky’ rubber duck race on Corcoran Pond at 5 p.m., to benefit the Pemi Bridge House and includes prizes for the three fastest ducks. The day culminates with fireworks over Corcoran Pond at 8:30 p.m. Visit the Waterville Valley event page for a full schedule.

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KANINE KOOKOUT

6:00 PM - Franconia

Join us at Chef Joe's in Franconia, NH for a Tex Mex Barbeque. A portion of your ticket price will be a donation to the Above the Notch Humane Society Shelter Building Project. Great Food, good company, Live music and a fun time for all. Buses welcome

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September 04, 2016

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Co-Ed Lob Pitch Softball Tournament

6:00 PM - Canaan

Set aside Labor Day weekend for an event hosted by the Knights of Columbus to support the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace. The games begin on Friday at 6pm and last until the afternoon on Sunday. Admission is free all day every day at the Ballfields. The Cook Shack will be open so all you need is your chairs and cheering voice. Contact Mike Daley at 802-246-8822 or [email protected] for team sign-up. Sponsored by Canaan Border Riders. At local ball fields in Canaan, Vt.

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Gunstock Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair

10:00 AM - Gilford

Don't miss this fabulous arts & crafts fair with over 70 exhibits inside & outside under canopies!!! Live Music & Food!!! Some of the arts & crafts will include handcrafted fine jewelry, fabric art, Americana folk art, tole painting, wooden crafts, pottery, stained glass art, handpainted clothing, children's crafts, NH maple syrups, gourmet food items, home decor, floral arrangements, ceramics, metal decor, handknits, bags/totes, fine art, wooden furniture, and lots more!!! Always free admission! Live Music!!! Come and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Gunstock Mountain Resort, Adventure Park, and this awesome Labor Day Weekend Craft Show!!!

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Labor Day Sidewalk Sale

9:00 AM - North Conway

Look for sidewalk sale at participating stores at Settlers Green and Settlers Crossing.

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9th Annual Mardi Gras Labor Day Weekend

9:00 AM - Laconia

We like to take advantage of long weekends and the last bits of summer weather here at The NASWA, and this will be our fifth year in a row of doing just that with our tribute to the Big Easy: our Mardi Gras Labor Day Weekend! Bring your favorite beads, dance to the Cajun music and compete in our Mardi Gras Mask-Making Contest, all while celebrating the laid-back and fun-loving atmosphere that makes New Orleans great. We can’t wait to take you all the way to New Orleans…even while you’re staying in New Hampshire! Call us to take advantage of our fantastic Mardi Gras Labor Day room special: book two nights in a room or suite (cottages have a three-night minimum stay) and get the third night half off! Free Live Entertainment! TBA

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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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Storybook Sundays at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH

12:30 PM - Lincoln

Every Sunday between June 26th and September 4th the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation presents Storybook Sunday at the Hobo Railroad! Following your one hour and twenty minute excursion aboard our restored coaches along the Pemigewasset River, families of all ages can relax in our "Choo Choo Theater", under the Hobo Junction Railroad Station canopy, for a special storybook reading at 12:30pm & 2:30pm. Each Sunday you'll meet a different storybook character and enjoy a reading from one of their books. Visits this season will include Martha the Talking Dog, Winnie the Pooh, Clifford, Eyeore and many more! Trains depart Hobo Junction Station at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Train tickets may be purchased on line from our reservation service at www.HoboRR.com or at our Station. Tickets are non-refundable and are date/time sensitive.

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Discovering Habitats for Songbirds

11:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features environments to attract songbirds. 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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God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza at Peterborough Players

4:00 PM - Peterborough

God of Carnage. A comedy by Yasmina Reza. Running August 31 - September 11, 2016 at Peterborough Players. A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for best play. “A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct.” — NY Times God of Carnage stars David Breitbarth (Talley’s Folly), Tom Frey (Outside Mullingar, Charley’s Aunt), Kate Hampton (Absurd Person Singular, Talley’s Folly), and Susan Riley Stevens (Absurd Person Singular). Directed by Gus Kaikkonen. Rated PG-13 (Contains strong language and adult situations) 2016 Performance Times 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings. 8:00 PM Saturday Evenings & 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons

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27th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay

10:00 AM - Alton Bay

The 27th Annual Labor Day Weekend “Craft Fair at the Bay” will be held at the Alton Bay Community House and along the waterfront, Route 11, Alton NH on Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4, and Monday {Labor Day}, September 5, 2016. Over 75 Juried craftspeople and artisans from all over New England will display and sell their American made works including pottery, fine jewelry, floral design, soft sculpture, primitive and folk art, photography, wood carvings, wearable art, fleece, knits, metal, blown glass, aroma-therapy, doll clothes and accessories, hand made soap and more. Gourmet specialty foods include kettle corn, herbal dips, fudge, honey, jams & jellies, lemonade, maple syrup and more. Free admission and free parking. Festival hours are Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm, and Monday 10am to 4pm. This Event is held rain or shine. Alton Bay is accessible by boat on Lake Winnipesaukee! Directions: From Route 95 take Spaulding Turnpike North to Exit 15. Follow Route 11 to the Lakes Region. Handicap Accessible and friendly pets are welcome on leash. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com.

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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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Lancaster Fair

8:00 AM - Lancaster

Come to the Lancaster Fair, the best fun-filled family event in northern New Hampshire. From the rides on our colorful midway to the agricultural and motorized competitions, there’s so much to do. See 4-H Exhibits and the region’s finesthomemade crafts, fresh vegetables, and flowers. Watch horse pulls, sheepdog trials, and an oxen log obstacle course. test your skills in the pie-eatin’ and sunflower seed spittin’ contests. The Demolition Derby, and Big Rig, 4-by-4 Truck and Farm Tractor Pulls provide high-octane excitement. Live Country music by Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis on Saturday night. FOR a complete schedule and more information, visit lancaster fair dot com and like us on Facebook.

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Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions

5:00 PM - Goffstown

Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions will be performing to benefit UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center. The stallions are trained to execute the Capriole and other battle maneuvers as the stallions centuries ago. With great strength, intelligence and endurance they will perform classical dressage; exquisite Pas de Trois; dramatic Airs Above the Ground-including such exceptionally difficult measures as the Courbette, the Capriole and the Levade. The spectacular 90-minute performance will conclude with a complex military Quadrille. As a family descendant, Gabriella Herrmann presents audiences with what she calls “the art of the horse world, a symphony in white. Concession and souvenirs will be available for purchase. General admission with doors open at 4pm.

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Party on the Patio!

5:00 PM - Claremont

Join us on Friday's on our Riverside Patio for Live Music, Happy Hour and Great Appetizer Specials!

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The New London Barn Playhouse presents Don't Dress For Dinner

5:00 PM - New London

Don’t Dress For Dinner August 24-September 4 Written by Marc Camoletti Hang on to your soufflé pans! Bernard’s carefully-laid plans for a romantic weekend rendezvous with his paramour go hilariously awry when his wife appears, scheming for a secret tryst of her own. The laughs fly by at top speed in this deliciously naughty bedroom farce about marital treachery, mistaken identity, and gourmet French cooking. Don’t Dress for Dinner Business Sponsors: The New London Inn & Clarke’s Hardware

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Tanger Outlets Labor Day Weekend Sale

9:00 AM - Tilton

Shop Tanger Outlets during the BIG Labor Day Weekend Sale. Find extra savings in your favorite name brand outlet stores during our 4-day sale! Visit tangeroutlets.com/tilton for the latest sales and coupon information.

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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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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 way of Tea

1:00 PM - Gilsum

Blending herbal tea is an artistic experience. It provides you with the opportunity to play with color, smell, taste and texture. In this workshop, learn the whys and how's of herbal tea blending. We will begin with learning how to dry your own herbs, good sources of dried herbs and how to check for quality. We will take time for talking about creating medicine for the whole human being by using different parts of the plants. Our focus will be on herbs that you can grow in New Hampshire and that are helpful for the winter around here. We will take a virtual tour of Bee Fields Farm herb garden and a walk into Badger's garden to explore different textures, colors and smell. We will end our day creating a blend your own herbal tea to take home.

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Waterville Valley Sends off Summer this Labor Day with a Bash

12:00 PM - Waterville Valley

Head to Waterville Valley and help send off summer right during the ‘Just Ducky’ End of Summer Bash. This annual event is a weekend-long celebration over Labor Day weekend, September 3-5. The weekend kicks off in Town Square on Saturday, September 3 with a bounce house from 12-2 p.m. and live entertainment from D-Comp Trio from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, September 4 is a full day of family fun and entertainment that includes face painting, a meet and greet with Valley Snow Dogz and Bruce the Moose, a scavenger hunt and live entertainment. Everyone is invited to participate in the annual ‘Just Ducky’ rubber duck race on Corcoran Pond at 5 p.m., to benefit the Pemi Bridge House and includes prizes for the three fastest ducks. The day culminates with fireworks over Corcoran Pond at 8:30 p.m. Visit the Waterville Valley event page for a full schedule.

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September 05, 2016

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Portsmouth Peace Treaty Day

3:47 PM - Portsmouth

Annual commemoration of the signing of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty that took place at 3:47 pm at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, ending the Russo-Japanese War of 1905 and winning President Theodore Roosevelt a Nobel Peace Prize. The Shipyard holds an official memorial gun salute echoed by the churchbells of Portsmouth.

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Labor Day Sidewalk Sale

9:00 AM - North Conway

Look for sidewalk sale at participating stores at Settlers Green and Settlers Crossing.

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Annual AA Meeting

9:00 AM - Rindge

Open to the public. Coffee and light refreshments to follow.

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Discovering Habitats for Songbirds

11:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features environments to attract songbirds. 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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27th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay

10:00 AM - Alton Bay

The 27th Annual Labor Day Weekend “Craft Fair at the Bay” will be held at the Alton Bay Community House and along the waterfront, Route 11, Alton NH on Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4, and Monday {Labor Day}, September 5, 2016. Over 75 Juried craftspeople and artisans from all over New England will display and sell their American made works including pottery, fine jewelry, floral design, soft sculpture, primitive and folk art, photography, wood carvings, wearable art, fleece, knits, metal, blown glass, aroma-therapy, doll clothes and accessories, hand made soap and more. Gourmet specialty foods include kettle corn, herbal dips, fudge, honey, jams & jellies, lemonade, maple syrup and more. Free admission and free parking. Festival hours are Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm, and Monday 10am to 4pm. This Event is held rain or shine. Alton Bay is accessible by boat on Lake Winnipesaukee! Directions: From Route 95 take Spaulding Turnpike North to Exit 15. Follow Route 11 to the Lakes Region. Handicap Accessible and friendly pets are welcome on leash. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com.

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Lancaster Fair

8:00 AM - Lancaster

Come to the Lancaster Fair, the best fun-filled family event in northern New Hampshire. From the rides on our colorful midway to the agricultural and motorized competitions, there’s so much to do. See 4-H Exhibits and the region’s finesthomemade crafts, fresh vegetables, and flowers. Watch horse pulls, sheepdog trials, and an oxen log obstacle course. test your skills in the pie-eatin’ and sunflower seed spittin’ contests. The Demolition Derby, and Big Rig, 4-by-4 Truck and Farm Tractor Pulls provide high-octane excitement. Live Country music by Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis on Saturday night. FOR a complete schedule and more information, visit lancaster fair dot com and like us on Facebook.

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Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions

3:00 PM - Goffstown

Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions will be performing to benefit UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center. The stallions are trained to execute the Capriole and other battle maneuvers as the stallions centuries ago. With great strength, intelligence and endurance they will perform classical dressage; exquisite Pas de Trois; dramatic Airs Above the Ground-including such exceptionally difficult measures as the Courbette, the Capriole and the Levade. The spectacular 90-minute performance will conclude with a complex military Quadrille. As a family descendant, Gabriella Herrmann presents audiences with what she calls “the art of the horse world, a symphony in white. Concession and souvenirs will be available for purchase. General admission with doors open at 2pm.

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Prenatal Yoga Classes

6:30 PM - Manchester

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

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Tanger Outlets Labor Day Weekend Sale

9:00 AM - Tilton

Shop Tanger Outlets during the BIG Labor Day Weekend Sale. Find extra savings in your favorite name brand outlet stores during our 4-day sale! Visit tangeroutlets.com/tilton for the latest sales and coupon information.

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Waterville Valley Sends off Summer this Labor Day with a Bash

12:00 PM - Waterville Valley

Head to Waterville Valley and help send off summer right during the ‘Just Ducky’ End of Summer Bash. This annual event is a weekend-long celebration over Labor Day weekend, September 3-5. The weekend kicks off in Town Square on Saturday, September 3 with a bounce house from 12-2 p.m. and live entertainment from D-Comp Trio from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, September 4 is a full day of family fun and entertainment that includes face painting, a meet and greet with Valley Snow Dogz and Bruce the Moose, a scavenger hunt and live entertainment. Everyone is invited to participate in the annual ‘Just Ducky’ rubber duck race on Corcoran Pond at 5 p.m., to benefit the Pemi Bridge House and includes prizes for the three fastest ducks. The day culminates with fireworks over Corcoran Pond at 8:30 p.m. Visit the Waterville Valley event page for a full schedule.

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September 06, 2016

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Fall Flowering Perennials

10:00 AM - West Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features late flowering perennials. 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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God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza at Peterborough Players

4:00 PM - Peterborough

God of Carnage. A comedy by Yasmina Reza. Running August 31 - September 11, 2016 at Peterborough Players. A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for best play. “A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct.” — NY Times God of Carnage stars David Breitbarth (Talley’s Folly), Tom Frey (Outside Mullingar, Charley’s Aunt), Kate Hampton (Absurd Person Singular, Talley’s Folly), and Susan Riley Stevens (Absurd Person Singular). Directed by Gus Kaikkonen. Rated PG-13 (Contains strong language and adult situations) 2016 Performance Times 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings. 8:00 PM Saturday Evenings & 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons

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Fall Adult Art Classes

10:00 AM - Manchester

Immerse yourself in the arts! Our Fall Session of Adult classes begins this week and runs for 10 weeks! We offer: Acrylic Painting Book & Paper Arts Clay Hand Building Clay Wheel Throwing Drawing Stained Glass Watercolor Painting Weaving Early Bird Special: 5% off class registration if you pay in cash or check more than three weeks before classes begin. Classes run for 10 weeks. Visit our website for more information www.550arts.com or email us at [email protected]

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