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March 26, 2017

- 12 Events

King Pine Pond Skimming

12:00 PM - East Madison

Skiers and riders attempt to cross the man-made shark-pond at the base of King Pine on the final day of the season!

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Maple Express

10:00 AM - Candia

March is MAPLE MONTH in New Hampshire so come join us on our horse-drawn Maple Express. Charmingfare Farm has created an event for the whole family to experience maple sugaring in New Hampshire on a working farm. Horse-Drawn Ride Our draft horses transport you to the authentic sugar shack and meet a professional Sugar Maker. Maple Tree & Tapping Learn about the trees themselves and the proper way to tap them for their delicious sap! Authentic Sugar Shack Tour Take a look at how a real sugar shack operates and learn about all the equipment involved in sugar making. Taste Testing Your mouth will water when you take your first bite of the syrup on our buttery silver dollar pancakes. Maple Syrup Not to worry, the Sugar Maker will have pints, quarts and 1/2 gallons for sale. Don't forget to prepare your shopping list for your family and friends. Visit the Animals The Oakhurst Dairy Discovery Barn will be available for your children to visit with their animals friends.

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Winter Farmers Market

10:00 AM - Amherst

We are not your average farmers market – we offer a vast array of locally grown and produced items from vendors that are members of your community. We feature only NH farmer, vendors and small businesses. Please visit us every Sunday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Amherst Garden Center 305 State Route 101 in Amherst, N.H. Check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/AmherstOpenAirMarket or online at AmherstOpenAirMarket.com.

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Fairy Tea Party

2:00 PM - Concord

Hot Cocoa will be optional February and March. Assortment of flavored tea and refreshments. Story time, crafts, portraits. Pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. For more information visit: www.kimballjenkins.com/upcomingevents

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Maple Sugar Shack

11:00 AM - Intervale

If there is steam rolling out of the Sugar Shack, you are welcome to step inside for a firsthand look of the historic and innovative process of turning sap into maple syrup. Stop in, learn more about one of Mother Nature’s sweetest and healthiest offerings and taste a sample.

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Senior BINGO

12:00 PM - New Durham

Senior BINGO held in a warm, fun atmosphere. All players (55+) are welcome to attend. Doors open at Noon with concessions provided by local area groups and organizations as a fundraiser effort. Games start at 1PM. $5/game package. Additional games available including Food Pantry Game (price is a canned good or $1 to play and prize is 2 free game packages to be used on another date. Donations for the New Durham Food Pantry), Shot Gun, 50/50 and regular raffles.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood by The Abbey Players

7:30 PM - Manchester

The audience takes over the show at The Mystery of Edwin Drood by the Abbey Players of Saint Anselm College from March 24-26, March 31 and April 1, 2017. An unfinished work by Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood has no ending as set by the author, who died before his novel could be completed. In an entertaining twist, The Abbey Players will call on the audience at each performance to determine key plot points in this rollicking musical adaptation.

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Gelatin Printing Workshop

12:00 PM - Chocorua

Explore the techniques of Gelatin Printing with instructor Jay Ranourt. This is a form of monoprinting (producing one print at a time) in which a thick gelatin slab is used as a printing `plate' in conjunction with standard water soluble printing inks to create images. Preregister (and details) at Art Works, limited to 6 students.

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Something Green Art Show

10:00 AM - Chocorua

We're in the mood for Spring! This is a green themed show—Green in Color, Green in Thought, Green in Spirit. This show at Art Works continues until March 26. Winter hours are weekends, 10 am - 5 pm. Our gallery hosts Fine Artists and Crafters from the surrounding area. It is amazing how much local talent there is in our little corner of the world. The showroom consists of large artwork to hang over your mantle to tiny tokens great for saying "Thank you" or "Just because". Visit online for upcoming workshops and classes.

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Is He Dead?

7:00 PM - Portsmouth

NHTP Youth Repertory Company Is He Dead? by David Ives, adapted from the play by Mark Twain March 17-26, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays @ 7 pm, Sundays @ 2 pm General Admission $20, Students & Seniors $16 To reserve tickets, call 603-431-6644 ext. 5 or [email protected] New Hampshire Theatre Project’s Youth Repertory Company will present Is He Dead?, a hilarious farce by Mark Twin and David Ives, on March 17-26, 2017 at West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth NH. Is He Dead? was written by Mark Twain in 1898 but remained undiscovered until 2003. Modern comedic playwright David Ives’ sharp 2007 adaptation is incredibly funny. Disappointed that artists don’t seem to get rich until after they die, painter Jean-Francois Millet (with the help of a couple close friends) decides to skip the dying part and go straight to the fame and fortune. He fakes his own death and begins living as his sister, the Widow Tillou. Of course nothing goes exactly to plan and farce ensues. A cast of 11 teens will bring this delicious farce to life. Is He Dead? features Joshua Goldberg, Sebastian Logue, Ella McGrail, Anthony Megliola, Corrie Owens-Beauchesne, Annika Strand, Van Wile, and Abi Wool – all of Portsmouth – along with Connor Adams of Eliot, Eliza Klein of North Hampton, and Liev Manck of Durham. The production team for Is He Dead? includes director Robin Fowler, a Youth Repertory Company alumni; stage management by Rachel Vilandre; set and lighting design by Meghann Beauchamp; prop design by Shari Lockhart; and costume design by Marie Aichele and Rachel Vilandre. Is He Dead? is sponsored by Diverse Networks, LLC.

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Maple Weekend 2017

10:00 AM - Chocorua

Visit us as we boil sap into syrup. Help collect sap. Sample our fresh award winning maple syrup on Vanilla Ice Cream. Experience the atmosphere of a true dooryard sugar house. White Mountain Cupcakery and Roberts Farm will also be joining us with maple inspired cupcakes and Maple Cotton Candy. Join us for a scavenger hunt and be entered to win some maple goodness!

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Monadnock Prayer Flags: A Civic Art Project Promoting Strong Communities

3:00 PM - Peterborough

In this event created by community members, participants will create prayer flags honoring the importance of community. Tibetans believe prayer flags will be blown by the wind to spread good will and compassion to all. In that spirit, this project is not religious in nature but is open for anyone with an interest in creatively expressing personal intention and good will. Admission is free, but a donation towards material costs is appreciated.

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March 27, 2017

- 1 Event

Advising a President

6:00 PM - Manchester

Andrew H. Card, Jr., former White House Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush, will join the Institute to present a discussion titled, "Advising a President." Secretary Card, the second longest tenured White House Chief of Staff, has served in senior government roles under three U.S. Presidents and presently holds numerous positions. Card serves on the Board of Directors of public corporations Union Pacific and Lorillard, on the Business Advisory Board of BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, on the Global Advisory Board of Alexander Proudfoot, on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and on a number of non-profit boards. Secretary Card, appointed in November 2000, served as Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush from January 2001 to April 2006. In this capacity, he coordinated the priorities of the Administration’s agenda, the development of policies, and appointments of Cabinet Secretaries and senior officials throughout the government. On September 11, 2001, Card is the one who whispered in President Bush’s ear while the President was sitting in a classroom in Florida, that terrorists had attacked the United States. Card then led a government-wide reorganization to best allocate resources to deal with the aftermath of 9-11 and the new terrorist environment. He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff and then as a Cabinet Member for President George H.W. Bush as the 11th Secretary of Transportation from 1992 to 1993. From March 1987 until March 1988, Card ran the successful New Hampshire Presidential Primary Campaign for George H. W. Bush.

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March 28, 2017

- 1 Event

Galileo Galilei- The Starry Messenger

7:00 PM - Auburn

Griffin Free Public Library has received a New Hampshire Humanities Grant for Galileo Galilei, the Starry Messenger presented by Michael Francis. This living history presentation will be presented on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Griffin Free Public Library in Auburn, NH. The Starry Messenger is a dramatic fun filled adaptation of Galileo’s short treatise “Siderius Nuncius”. Galileo (dressed in 17th century costume) arrives to present a public lecture on his most recent discoveries made using his newly devised spyglass. As he describes those discoveries, Galileo’s new method of observation and measurement of nature become apparent. Throughout the presentation the esteemed scientists in attendance are actively involved in experiments and demonstrations. After the lecture Galileo invites his audience to ask questions about his life, times and experiment. This program is free and open to the public. New Hampshire Humanities nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire. They connect people with ideas. Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org. Additional local support is provided by the Friends of Griffin Free.

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March 29, 2017

- 5 Events

Learn to Fly Fish

6:00 PM - Manchester

Discover this unique pastime! Members of Trout Unlimited will be our instructors, teaching about fly fishing equipment, fly-tying, sharing secret strategies and techniques, where fish live and how to read the water. For ages 9 & up

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Adult Craft: Book Terraium

3:30 PM - Bristol

Create your very own plant terraium using a book! All materials will be provided and a librarian will walk participants through the crafting process. RSVP by calling the library at 744-3352 or emailing [email protected]

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Tour the Grades - An Introductory session at Pine Hill Waldorf School

8:30 AM - Wilton

Visit classes to see the developmentally-based, arts-infused curriculum in action. Afterwards, teachers join visitors for refreshment and conversation. Adults only please. March 23 , 8:30-10am (First Grade Focus) March 29, 8:30-10am April 19, 8:30-10am May 17, 8:30-10am June 7, 8:30-10am register at www.pinehill.org/visit or call (603) 654-6003

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Paint, Pints & Pretzels

6:00 PM - Merrimack

Paint with us at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten in Merrimack! A Canvas Roadshow artist will guide you as you create your masterpiece while enjoying a cold beer & warm pretzel!

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Faculty Piano Recital: Matthew Odell

7:30 PM - Keene

Pianist and Keene State College faculty member Matthew Odell will perform a recital in the Alumni Recital Hall at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:30pm. The program, entitled Inspiration and Reflection, will explore how each composer's influences shaped their musical style. The diverse program will include the Chaconne by J.S. Bach (originally written for solo violin and transcribed for piano by Ferrucio Busoni), Brahm's autumnal Piano Pieces, Op. 118, Franck's Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue, and the U.S. premiere of the Sonatine by French composer Michel Merlet.

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March 30, 2017

- 3 Events

Karaoke at the Biergarten

7:00 PM - Merrimack

Join us for Karaoke every Thursday at the Biergarten!

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UNH Keith Polk Music Lecture Series: Keith Polk

5:00 PM - Durham

The University of New Hampshire Department of Music Keith Polk Music Lecture Series presents Keith Polk: Instrumental Music; 1350-1500: A Bright Side to a Dismal Era. The series is co-sponsored by the UNH Center for the Humanities. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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Harnessing History: On the Trail of NH's state dog, the Chinook

7:00 PM - Bristol

Presented and sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities, this program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire. Cottrell will be accompanied by his appropriately named Chinook, Tug.

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March 31, 2017

- 10 Events

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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Harlem Glogetrotters

7:00 PM - Manchester

The star studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats...family fun with lots of laughs.

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Lez Zeppelin

7:30 PM - Plymouth

The New York City-based all-girl band has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion and gender-bending audacity they bring to the music of Led Zeppelin. Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist, Steph Paynes, It wasn’t long before the group’s reputation for playing Zeppelin’s music with a kind of passion and force beyond anyone’s expectations began to attract major interest from press and industry. It's All Girls. It's All Zeppelin. Don't miss it!

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A Kidsummer Night's Dream

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Jean’s Teens is the community-based youth theatre company of Jean’s Playhouse that gives local youths the opportunity to participate in plays and musicals with their peers. The emphasis is on education — youth of all ages are invited to audition, whether hoping to begin their career in theatre or looking for a fun social event with other talented locals. Jean’s Teens spring show, A Kidsummer Night’s Dream, is playing March 31-April 2. In the woods outside of Athens, the realms of humans and fairies collide! This musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream explodes in a joyous celebration of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Kidsummer is full of mischief and mayhem, misunderstandings and magic potion mix-ups, as kings and queens, humble workers, fairies, parents and kids all chase their dreams. This show is simply… MAGIC!

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Launch party for BULL, with author David Elliott

6:00 PM - Concord

Join Gibson's Bookstore for a launch party as New Hampshire favorite David Elliott reworks the Greek myth of Theseus in Bull! Much as Lin-Manuel Miranda did in Hamilton, New York Times best-selling author David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur for a new generation. A rough, rowdy, and darkly comedic young adult retelling in verse, Bull will have readers re-evaluating one of history's most infamous monsters.

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THE STORY OF A BAD BOY

7:00 PM - Portsmouth

March 31 - April 9 / Pontine Theatre Presents THE STORY OF A BAD BOY Friday 31 March @7pm / Saturdays 1 & 8 April @4pm / Sundays 2 & 9 April @2pm Location: Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth NH Tickets: $24 purchase in advance online — www.pontine.org April 21 - 30 Pontine Theatre presents its original staging of THE STORY OF A BAD BOY. Thomas Bailey Aldrich’s classic story of a boy’s adventures in fictional Rivermouth (Portsmouth), New Hampshire come to life in Pontine’s production. With an innovative use of puppetry and projected images, Greg Gathers and Marguerite Mathews tell the autobiographical story of a lively boy and his companions in mid-19th century Portsmouth, where Aldrich was sent to live under the watchful eyes of his grandfather and maiden aunt. Aldrich’s boyhood home is open to the public on the grounds of Strawbery Banke Museum. Unlike earlier stories, THE STORY OF A BAD BOY was not an idealized narrative. Hailed as the first realistic depiction of childhood in American fiction, it is considered an inspiration for THE ADVENTURES OF TOME SAWYER, by Aldrich’s friend Mark Twain.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood by The Abbey Players

7:30 PM - Manchester

The audience takes over the show at The Mystery of Edwin Drood by the Abbey Players of Saint Anselm College from March 24-26, March 31 and April 1, 2017. An unfinished work by Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood has no ending as set by the author, who died before his novel could be completed. In an entertaining twist, The Abbey Players will call on the audience at each performance to determine key plot points in this rollicking musical adaptation.

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Twenty Years of a Singular Vision

5:00 PM - Concord

Sarah & Henry are regulars around town, you can most often find them hard at work in Concord’s longest running art gallery. McGowan Fine Art is now celebrating two decades of Sarah’s leadership with a celebratory show entitled ‘Twenty Years of a Singular Vision.’ The group show, featuring over 20 artists, is a culmination of Sarah’s twenty years of observing art and refining her stable of artists. The show will run March 28-April 28th with a celebration on Friday, March 31st from 5-7pm.

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Drop In Play Group - Fridays at Pine Hill Waldorf School

9:00 AM - Wilton

Bring your baby or toddler for a morning of play and conversation. Fridays, March 17-June 9, 9am-11am register at www.pinehill.org/parenting or call 603-654-6003

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Fly By Night

7:30 PM - Portsmouth

Minerva Deadwick welcomes you to join Roxie Zwicker (New England Curiosities) in her parlor of the paranormal! Sit by the fireside as Roxie spins true tales of New England's hidden history, all while accompanied by musician Mortimer Crow and his bag full of Murder Ballads! An evening full of folklore, magic and revelry...

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April 01, 2017

- 14 Events

Autism Awareness Month Fitness Challenge

1:00 AM - Newington

April is Autism Awareness Month, and the perfect time to jump start your health and fitness goals! Here are your steps to participate: 1.Set a personal health/fitness/wellness goal for the month of April. Will you walk a number of miles, spend a number of hours doing a favorite fitness activity, eat a number of healthy meals, get closer to your target weight, or do something else health-related? We encourage you to develop a personal goal that is healthy, reasonable, measurable, and meaningful to you. 2.Spread the word about your goal to your family and friends. Encourage them to support your efforts by making a donation to The Birchtree Center’s Student Support Fund. We’ll provide each participant with a personal fundraising web page that makes it easy to get the word out and invite people to donate. 3.Track your progress throughout the month of April–and have fun doing it! We’ve organized a variety of fun and healthy gatherings open to all Fitness Challenge participants. 4.Celebrate your success at our culminating event on May 27th. The event will feature games, food, and an awards ceremony, with prizes given to the top fundraisers. All donations go to the nonprofit Birchtree Center’s Student Support Fund, which underwrites essential educational and therapeutic equipment, supplies and services for students with autism–as well as admission-free Autism Workshops for families living with autism in our community.

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Martin Barre

7:30 PM - Plymouth

Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history. As Jethro Tull are taking a long break from touring, Martin has put together a band to play the "classic" music from the Tull catalogue. His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years.

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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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Family Clay Workshops

1:30 PM - Manchester

NOTE: This is not a wheel-throwing class. If you are interested in wheel throwing with your child, please reserve a spot in our “Family Pottery Workshop” (every first Saturday from 12-1) or the “Try it! Clay Workshop from 3-6” (every Saturday). Wheel throwing tends to be more appropriate for kids 9+ Come in Saturday afternoon 1:30-2:30 with your kid (or a couple of kids) to share the magic of clay together. You will each get to hand-sculpt a clay project from scratch. Kids of all ages are welcome, but if your child is 5 or under, you may spend a bulk of the workshop helping your child sculpt their piece. There is no defined lesson plan, as clay leaves a lot of room for creativity! No worries if you don’t know what to make. If you are stumped, the teacher will have projects to suggest. If you know what you want to make, the teacher will help guide you. Leave your creations with us to fire and we will let you know when they are ready to pick up. Please allow 3-4 weeks for completion. The first parent and child pair is $30. For each additional parent or child it is $10. The class is open to younger children that would not normally take a class alone (ages 4-6), but parents accompanying these ages should be prepared to work mostly with their child to make a project together. Parents of older children (7-14) can make their own pieces. Price includes all materials, instruction, and finishing of work. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome if there is room in the workshop. Sample projects: Mini-Coil Bud vases Crazy Creature Box Slab built Mugs Pinch Pot Bowls Coil Bowls A tunnel for your pet lizard to sleep in Fancy Fish Sculptures Textured Trivets Ornaments or wind chimes

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Saturday Try It! Stained Glass Workshops

3:00 PM - Manchester

This one-day workshop is designed to let people get a feel for the basic steps of working with stained glass. It is perfect for people who are only in town for a day, or who want to try a class out with us to see if they will like it before they sign up for a 10-week full length course. We host this workshop Saturdays from 3-6 PM. Please call or email in advance to make sure the workshop is still running on the weekend you would like to sign up as the teacher is sometimes away for craft shows. 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.

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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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A Kidsummer Night's Dream

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Jean’s Teens is the community-based youth theatre company of Jean’s Playhouse that gives local youths the opportunity to participate in plays and musicals with their peers. The emphasis is on education — youth of all ages are invited to audition, whether hoping to begin their career in theatre or looking for a fun social event with other talented locals. Jean’s Teens spring show, A Kidsummer Night’s Dream, is playing March 31-April 2. In the woods outside of Athens, the realms of humans and fairies collide! This musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream explodes in a joyous celebration of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Kidsummer is full of mischief and mayhem, misunderstandings and magic potion mix-ups, as kings and queens, humble workers, fairies, parents and kids all chase their dreams. This show is simply… MAGIC!

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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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THE STORY OF A BAD BOY

7:00 PM - Portsmouth

March 31 - April 9 / Pontine Theatre Presents THE STORY OF A BAD BOY Friday 31 March @7pm / Saturdays 1 & 8 April @4pm / Sundays 2 & 9 April @2pm Location: Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth NH Tickets: $24 purchase in advance online — www.pontine.org April 21 - 30 Pontine Theatre presents its original staging of THE STORY OF A BAD BOY. Thomas Bailey Aldrich’s classic story of a boy’s adventures in fictional Rivermouth (Portsmouth), New Hampshire come to life in Pontine’s production. With an innovative use of puppetry and projected images, Greg Gathers and Marguerite Mathews tell the autobiographical story of a lively boy and his companions in mid-19th century Portsmouth, where Aldrich was sent to live under the watchful eyes of his grandfather and maiden aunt. Aldrich’s boyhood home is open to the public on the grounds of Strawbery Banke Museum. Unlike earlier stories, THE STORY OF A BAD BOY was not an idealized narrative. Hailed as the first realistic depiction of childhood in American fiction, it is considered an inspiration for THE ADVENTURES OF TOME SAWYER, by Aldrich’s friend Mark Twain.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood by The Abbey Players

7:30 PM - Manchester

The audience takes over the show at The Mystery of Edwin Drood by the Abbey Players of Saint Anselm College from March 24-26, March 31 and April 1, 2017. An unfinished work by Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood has no ending as set by the author, who died before his novel could be completed. In an entertaining twist, The Abbey Players will call on the audience at each performance to determine key plot points in this rollicking musical adaptation.

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HOLISTIC - HEALTH / PSYCHIC FAIR

10:00 AM - Concord

Enjoy a day of relaxation and regeneration with amazing handmade jewelry, organic health products, chair massage, Reiki, tuning fork therapy, crystal bowls, psychic-mediums, medical intuitive and more. Bektask Church kitchen will be open for light food and beverages. All proceeds from event coordinator are donated to the Baktash Shriners Burn Hospital. Bring friends and come have fun. Event is free. For questions or vendor interest call 603 540 7215.

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Basket Weaving workshop

10:00 AM - Chocorua

Come enjoy a fun filled morning learning how to weave the perfect hand made Easter Basket. Instructor, Mary Jeanne Luckey. The $35.00 fee includes ALL supplies. Contact Art Works to preregister or visit Art Works at 132 White Mountain Hwy. (Rt. 16). Winter Hours: Sat.-Sun., 10-5. Www.chocoruaartworks.com

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'80s Day

8:00 AM - Lincoln

Celebrate the return of spring by reliving the raddest decade of the 20th century. '80s Day is a complete throwback party with a costume contest, morning exercise class, on-snow DJ, outdoor Bud Light bar, and so much more. It's all capped off with a legendary slopeside après-ski performance from ‘80s cover band Fast Times.

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Easter Bunny Breakfast

8:00 AM - Nashua

Come join The Salvation Army for a fun Easter Bunny Breakfast! There will be delicious food, activities for all, pictures with the Easter bunny and a bake sale and plant sale. Breakfast includes pastries, pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee.

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