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September 05, 2015

- 37 Events

White Lake State Park, "Lunch With a Loon-atic"

12:00 AM - Tamworth

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.
 
Watch out Build-a-Bear, this Loon-atic is cornering his own animal creation market. Stop by anytime at this crafting station to learn more about loons and get a chance to make your own.

Call 603-323-7350 for program times

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White Lake State Park, "Star Spectacular"

12:00 AM - Tamworth

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

Gander at the silvery white marbled sky as we go through different constellations and the lore behind them. Star gazers of all levels welcome to participate in this scenic night program.

Call 603-323-7350 for program times.

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Clydesdale Camera Day

1:00 PM - Merrimack

The Anheuser-Busch Merrimack brewery offers guests the opportunity to bring a camera and 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, enjoy a free tour of our brewery!

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26th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay

10:00 AM - Alton Bay

The 26th 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 5, Sunday, September 6, and Monday{Labor Day}, September 7, 2015. Over 75 Juried Craftsmen and women 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 Herbal Dips, Jams & Jellies, Candies 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 leash. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com.

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Labor Day Sidewalk Sale at Settlers' Green

9:00 AM - North Conway

Save even more on back to school and college apparel, gifts, houseware and summer clearance!

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41st Railfans' Day at Conway Scenic Railroad

8:00 AM - North Conway

Join us as we celebrate our 41th 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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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 $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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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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Sunset Dinner Dance Cruise on Winnipesaukee

6:00 PM - Laconia

Experience the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee on a sunset cruise while you dine and dance. Includes a buffet dinner with roast beef and seafood. From Weirs Beach 6-9 PM.

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Exeter UFO Festival

8:00 AM - Exeter

The Exeter UFO festival draws UFO enthusiasts from across the country and many parts of the globe. The festival is held in Exeter in part because of a famous 1965 incident where a UFO was seen flying around the area. Also, New Hampshire was where Betty and Barney Hill famously said they were abducted by aliens in 1961.  Not only is the Exeter UFO Festival an educational experience for both believers and skeptics, it’s a fun time for families and friends. There are activities for the kids and a lecture series featuring a highly esteemed panel of experts for the adults.

This festival is a major fundraiser for the Exeter Area Kiwanis Club. As with all of their fundraisers, 100% of the profits go to local children’s charities, children’s programs, and community programs. All Kiwanians are volunteers. The Exeter Area Kiwanis Club relies on your generosity at its food and souvenir stands.

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Lost River Gorge Evening Lantern Tour

8:00 PM - N. Woodstock

Astonishing during the day this is a whole new adventure at night! Caves are lit by lanterns & boardwalks are lit by headlamps. Guided tour begins at dusk on weekends throughout the season. By reservation only; space is limited. Recommended for ages 5 and up due to safety concerns. Please call (603)745-8031 for more information. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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"Stella and Lou" by Bruce Graham at the Peterborough Players

4:00 PM - Peterborough

Stella and Lou - A romantic comedy by Bruce Graham Is a second chance at love still possible — for two people who have a lot of miles on them? Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella, one of his favorite regulars, walks in. When Stella suddenly reveals an unexpected surprise and even more startling suggestion, they wrestle with the realities of aging, loneliness, loss and dreams unrealized. With humor and warmth, the two come to grips with their past, present, and possible future together. Rated PG-13 August 26 - September 6, 2015 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday Evenings 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons www.playerstix.com

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Guided Historic Walking Tours

10:30 AM - Dover

Settled in 1623, Dover is the oldest continuous settlement in New Hampshire and seventh oldest in the United States. On the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce's Guided Tours of Historic Dover you will stroll down the Central Avenue Business District while learning about the rise and fall of the textile industry, "Dover's Black Day," and notable visitors and residents of Dover's past. You will also visit the Cochecho, Bellamy and Piscataqua Rivers that gave Dover its economic advantage, from ship building, to farming, to leading the way in cotton manufactured goods from the 1820s to 1880s. Along the way you will notice the ten different types of architecture used through the City dating back to the late 1700s. Tours begin at the Chamber Visitor Center (550 Central Avenue) at 10:30am on Saturdays and are $8 per person or $5 per person for families of 4 or more. Walking shoes and water bottles are recommended as the tours generally are an hour and a half. For more information or to make reservations contact the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce at (603) 742-2218. Reservations suggested, but not required, (603) 742-2218. Private group tours available upon request. New this year will be architectural tours and returning for its second year will be a Pine Hill cemetery tour. These tours must be reserved in advance and the cost is $10.

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Wild Edible Mushrooms of New Hampshire Workshop

8:30 AM - Loudon

Mushroom gathering in NH is an experience second-to-none and growing in popularity. You don’t have to like eating mushrooms in order to enjoy hunting for this historic food staple. Our instructor, Dr. Rick Van de Pol, will start this class with a slide show presentation that explains how to positively identify a wide variety of local edible mushrooms. Learn to differentiate between several poisonous look-alikes. We will spend a good portion of the day in the woods identifying and harvesting wild edible mushrooms. The end of the day will lead us back to the kitchen to demonstrate proper preparation techniques. Then your successful harvesting endeavor will be rewarded as you prepare your taste buds to experience some of the finest table fare offered by the woods.

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Dames at Sea at Jean's Playhouse

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Sweet, little Ruby has come to New York from a faraway Hometown, U.S.A. to make it big on Broadway. She meets a boy from Hometown, U.S.A. — Dick, a sailor who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby begins in the chorus, and by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Dick saves her doomed Broadway show with a smash tune, as Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship which just happens to be passing by. Weds matinees at 2:00 pm on 9/9, 9/23 & 9/30

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Portsmouth Peace Treaty Bell-ringing

3:47 PM - Portsmouth

Annual commemoration of the signing of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War and earned Teddy Roosevelt a Nobel Peace Prize. On September 5, 1905 at exactly 3:47 pm the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard fired a salute indicating the Treaty was signed and bells rang all over Portsmouth. This sequence is recreated each year.

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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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Attitash Mountainside Music Series

3:00 PM - Bartlett

Join us once again as we're now in our third season of the Attitash Mountainside Music Series. We'll be hosting live music on Saturdays from 3-6 p.m. starting with an early show on June 27, throughout the months of July and August and on Labor Day weekend. Admission is free to all dates in the Mountainside Music Series. Bands are scheduled to perform from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In case of inclement weather, Attitash Mountain Resort will make the judgment call on the day of the event if it will be held outdoors on the stage or upstairs in the Attitash Main Base Lodge inside Ptarmigan's Pub. We plan to never cancel entertainment. Stay tuned to our website, facebook and twitter pages for event details, or give us a call at 1-800-223-7669 to find out what's going on. Show Dates: Shark Martin – June 27 The Revtones – July 4 The Grumps – July 11 Ross Livermore Band – July 18 The Gravel Project – July 25 Dean Machine @ BLUEBERRYfest – August 1 Livin’ The Dream – August 8 Hills & Valleys Roots Reggae – August 15 Pat Foley Bad – August 22 Ben Hammond Band – August 29 The Jonathan Sarty Band – September 5 (2:30 – 5:30 p.m.) Shark Martin – Sunday, September 6

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Two Rivers Ride for Cancer

9:00 AM - Pittsburg

Take a scenic bike ride and meet some new friends while helping raise money for the local Cancer Fund. This is a 20-mile bike ride beginning at Lake Francis Boat Ramp in Pittsburg. Registration starts at 9am. If you only want to bike for 7 miles you start at the County Farm Road in Stewartstown, registration is 10:45. Helmet required. Call 603-237-4065 for more information or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/106654576334528/

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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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Saturday Try It! Stained Glass Workshops

1:00 PM - Manchester

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

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Family Clay Workshops

1:30 PM - Manchester

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

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Saturday Try It! Clay Workshops

3:00 PM - Manchester

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

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Date Night

6:00 PM - Manchester

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

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Date Night

7:30 PM - Manchester

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

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ACT ONE presents Peter Shaffer's brilliant comedy LETTICE & LOVAGE

2:00 PM - Portsmouth

Something extraordinary occurs when Lettice Douffet, an eccentric tour guide with a flair for the dramatic, meets Lotte Schoen, a bureaucrat with deep disdain for modern ugliness. Against all odds, these two champions of beauty and enemies of “the mere” embark on a crusade to change the world. Stir "The Odd Couple" into a heaping measure of "Don Quixote," spice it with plenty of Lucy & Ethel, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of the enchantment that’s in store in this imaginative flight of fancy by master playwright Peter Shaffer. “Sharp, witty, passionate ~ a most elegant play!” Under the gifted direction of Danielle Howard, ACT ONE favorites Carol Davenport and Tinka Finley bring to life two characters you will not soon forget. Prepare to be amazed and delighted! PERFORMANCES: Aug 27, 29, 30, Sep 5 at 2pm and Aug 28, 29, Sep 4, 5 at 8pm

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ACT ONE presents Peter Shaffer's hilarious comedy LETTICE & LOVAGE

8:00 PM - Portsmouth

Something extraordinary occurs when Lettice Douffet, an eccentric tour guide with a flair for the dramatic, meets Lotte Schoen, a bureaucrat with deep disdain for modern ugliness. Against all odds, these two champions of beauty and enemies of “the mere” embark on a crusade to change the world. Stir "The Odd Couple" into a heaping measure of "Don Quixote," spice it with plenty of Lucy & Ethel, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of the enchantment that’s in store in this imaginative flight of fancy by master playwright Peter Shaffer. “Sharp, witty, passionate ~ a most elegant play!” Under the gifted direction of Danielle Howard, ACT ONE favorites Carol Davenport and Tinka Finley bring to life two characters you will not soon forget. Prepare to be amazed and delighted! PERFORMANCES: Aug 27, 29, 30, Sep 5 at 2pm and Aug 28, 29, Sep 4, 5 at 8pm

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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. 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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6th Annual “Run Your Buns Off” 4.2 Miler

9:00 AM - Bristol

The 6th Annual “Run Your Buns Off” 4.2 Miler will take place on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, 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 when participants will leave to “run their buns off” for the professionally timed run/walk. The reward for your hard work… a homemade sticky bun will be waiting for you at the finish line! The top 3 male and female runners, as well as the fastest team will be awarded prizes; and, everyone has a chance to win at the HUGE raffle filled with goodies donated by local businesses and beyond. Hosted by the newly formed Newfound Area Charitable Fund, the two charitable organizations selected as this year’s beneficiaries are Voices Against Violence, of Plymouth NH, and the Newfound Audubon Center. Runners who pre-register by August 22nd will receive a wicking race shirt. The cost is $20 per runner/walker. Come and see what the locals and vacationers have been talking about for the last five years. You can register for the Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler online today at www.lightboxreg.com/buns_2015. For more information or to download a brochure/registration form, visit www.basicingredientsnh.com.

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Outbreak Comedy Tour featuring Chris Distefano

7:30 PM - Plymouth

Join us for the Monster Energy Outbreak Comedy Tour featuring Chris Distefano! You can catch Chris all over MTV as he is a current cast member on MTV2s hit show Guy Code. You can also see him featured on MTV’s Girl Code, Off the Bat and Guy Court. Chris was selected from hundreds of comedians across the country to be one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch as part of the 2012 New York Comedy Festival as well as a New Face of 2013’s Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. In June of 2013, Chris made his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman and in June 2014, his half hour comedy special debuted on Comedy Central!

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Franconia Notch State Park, Don't Take it for Granite

10:00 AM - Lincoln

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

Swing by the Basin and visit Ranger Vicky's cool geology table!  Learn about the past geological events that have shaped New Hampshire and Franconia Notch.

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Bear Brook State Park, 'The Life Aquatic"

10:00 AM - Allenstown

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

There is an exciting ecosystem below the surface of the pond, waiting to be explored!  We will use nets to find creatures then refer to the dichotomous key to  identify what we find.  So 'water' you waiting for?!  Come ponding!

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Pawtuckaway State Park, Creatures of the Marsh

1:30 PM - Nottingham

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

Discover what's hiding beneath the waters!  Stop by for a few minutes or hang out for the full 2 hours; come find me and grab a net on the marsh's edge near the camp store.

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Franconia Notch State Park, Fantastic Falcons

2:00 PM - Lincoln

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

Peregrine Falcons are the fastest birds in the world, and have inspired humans for generations.  Come visit Ranger Vicky’s table at Profile Lake and learn about the falcons of Franconia Notch!

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Bear Brook State Park, "Sketching at Spruce"

3:30 PM - Allenstown

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

Spruce Pond is a close, yet hidden serene gem at Bear Brook.  Whether you're a pro-sketcher, an experiemental water colorer, or just a fun doodler, I've got all the supplies you'll need to let your artistic imagination go!  Meet me outside of the store morning of.

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Franconia Notch State Park, Owl Be There

7:00 PM - Lincoln

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

Come learn about the fluffy terror of the night sky, the owl! Learn about their silent flight, big eyes, and amazing ears! Join Ranger Vicky for a fun evening filled with a story, craft, and games!

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Bear Brook State Park, "Smoke in the Stars

9:00 PM - Allenstown

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

Join me around a Leave No Trace fire in the baseball field as night takes over to hear some stories!  We'll start with a constellation story then progress to something a little spooky!

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September 06, 2015

- 23 Events

White lake State Park, "Lake Dwellers"

12:00 AM - Tamworth

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

Discover what's hidden below the crystal clear waters of White Lake as we capture the creatures you never though existed. Bring your enthusiasm and smiles, I'll have the nets!

Call 603-323-7350 for program times.

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White Lake State Park, "Survival Scenario"

12:00 AM - Tamworth

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

Do you have what it takes to survive the wilderness tonight? Come match wits with mother nature to see if you cut the mustard (no actual harm will be enacted upon participants).

Call 603-323-7350 for program times.

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"Just Ducky" End of Summer Bash

8:00 PM - Waterville Valley

Waterville Valley sends summer out with a bang and rings in its colorful fall season. Featuring free outdoor concerts, kids’ games, plus the annual charity Duck Race on Snow’s Brook with cash prizes!

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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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Farm Feast Breakfast & Open House/Open Trails

10:00 AM - Dorchester

Come out to the farm for an all-you-should-eat farm fresh breakfast featuring locally sourced eggs, sausage, potatoes, kale, maple syrup, and pancakes made with organic flour! Join us at 1pm for a FREE tour of our gardens, grounds, animals, alternative construction, renewable energy projects, and permaculture homestead.

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26th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay

10:00 AM - Alton Bay

The 26th 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 5, Sunday, September 6, and Monday{Labor Day}, September 7, 2015. Over 75 Juried Craftsmen and women 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 Herbal Dips, Jams & Jellies, Candies 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 leash. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com.

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Labor Day Sidewalk Sale at Settlers' Green

9:00 AM - North Conway

Save even more on back to school and college apparel, gifts, houseware and summer clearance!

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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 $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise on the M/S Mount Washington

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach

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

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Family Sunday Dinner aboard the M/S Mount Washington

5:00 PM - Weirs Beach

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

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Labor Day Family Party aboard the M/S Mount Washington

5:00 PM - Weirs Beach & Meredith

Enjoy the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night with buffet dinner and dancing to live music aboard the M/S Mount Washington. From Weirs Beach. For more information and tickets: 603-366-5531 or go to www.cruiseNH.com

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Hollis Flea Market

7:00 AM - Hollis

Family Fun Event! Stay an hour or spend the day! The Hollis Flea Market has a long-standing tradition of being the destination of choice for bargain hunters of all ages. In fact, we've been offering great deals on unusual and traditional merchandise longer than just about anyone. From one-of-a-kind things to new name-brand merchandise at HUGE SAVINGS, we've got something for everyone. Hundreds of dealers offer everything from yard sale items to fine collectibles and quality antiques. Huge variety of items featuring new sellers each week as well as full season vendors Snack bar with wide variety of items including breakfast and lunch all day Admission is free. Parking $2.00 Learn more here: hollisflea.com or https://www.facebook.com/HollisFleaMarket

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Hobo Buddy the Clown or Mr. Phil - Balloon Artists aboard the Hobo Railroad!

10:30 AM - Lincoln

Either Hobo Buddy or Hobo Phil will join you aboard our regularly scheduled trains and in our Choo Choo Theater to entertain you with their amazing balloon creations and magic skills all summer long – great fun for all ages!

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"Storybook Sunday" at The Hobo Railroad

12:30 PM - Lincoln

Every Sunday between June 28th and September 6th the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation presents Storybook Sunday! Following your one hour and twenty minute excursion aboard our restored coaches along the Pemigewasset River, families can relax at the "Choo Choo Theater", under the Hobo Junction Railroad Station canopy, for a special book 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 Curious George, Martha the Talking Dog, Corduroy, Winnie the Pooh, Clifford & Peter Rabbit. Trains depart Hobo Junction Station at 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm. Train tickets may be purchased on line from our reservation service at www.HoboRR.com. Tickets are not refundable are are date/time sensitive.

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Red Jersey Summer Race Series

9:00 AM - Intervale

The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will be the host for this summer's Red Jersey Summer Bike Race Series. The races will take place on the first Sunday of every month from June – October. The Red Jersey Summer Bike Race Series is back with Carl Iacozili from Red Jersey Cyclery leading the charge. Formerly at Whitaker Woods, this mountain bike race series is starting in June and will be held on the 100-Acre Wood property in Intervale, NH. Registration will begin at 9am, the kids race will start at 9:45am, and the adult races will follow at 10am. There will be three levels of races; expert, sport, and beginner. This will be a great opportunity for family fun outdoors on the Trails in the Wood with music, prizes, food, and drinks to follow. For more information about this event please visit www.redjerseycyclery.com or check out the Red Jersey Summer Race Series Facebook page.

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"Stella and Lou" by Bruce Graham at the Peterborough Players

4:00 PM - Peterborough

Stella and Lou - A romantic comedy by Bruce Graham Is a second chance at love still possible — for two people who have a lot of miles on them? Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella, one of his favorite regulars, walks in. When Stella suddenly reveals an unexpected surprise and even more startling suggestion, they wrestle with the realities of aging, loneliness, loss and dreams unrealized. With humor and warmth, the two come to grips with their past, present, and possible future together. Rated PG-13 August 26 - September 6, 2015 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday Evenings 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons www.playerstix.com

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Attitash Mountainside Music Series

3:00 PM - Bartlett

Join us once again as we're now in our third season of the Attitash Mountainside Music Series. We'll be hosting live music on Saturdays from 3-6 p.m. starting with an early show on June 27, throughout the months of July and August and on Labor Day weekend. Admission is free to all dates in the Mountainside Music Series. Bands are scheduled to perform from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In case of inclement weather, Attitash Mountain Resort will make the judgment call on the day of the event if it will be held outdoors on the stage or upstairs in the Attitash Main Base Lodge inside Ptarmigan's Pub. We plan to never cancel entertainment. Stay tuned to our website, facebook and twitter pages for event details, or give us a call at 1-800-223-7669 to find out what's going on. Show Dates: Shark Martin – June 27 The Revtones – July 4 The Grumps – July 11 Ross Livermore Band – July 18 The Gravel Project – July 25 Dean Machine @ BLUEBERRYfest – August 1 Livin’ The Dream – August 8 Hills & Valleys Roots Reggae – August 15 Pat Foley Bad – August 22 Ben Hammond Band – August 29 The Jonathan Sarty Band – September 5 (2:30 – 5:30 p.m.) Shark Martin – Sunday, September 6

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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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Pickling: the Traditional, Easy & Probiotic method

2:00 PM - Hollis

Old fashioned deli pickles can’t be beat for flavor. They are also easy to make and full of probiotics. Ditch the heat and work of water bath canning. Taste samples of fermented vegetables and condiments. Learn to make dill pickles, tasty fermented vegetables, salsa and mustard. There will be a short discussion on the history and benefits of fermented foods. Take home recipes and instructions on basic brining and fermenting. Register online at www.beaverbrook.org or call 603-465-7787.

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Pawtuckaway State Park, Beach Yoga

9:00 AM - Nottingham

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

Start your day off right with morning flow yoga.  All levels of experience are welcome; just bring a mat or towel and meet at the beach.  Namaste!

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Bear Brook State Park, Meeting House History

9:00 AM - Allenstown

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

What would it be like to live in Bear Brook 200 years ago?  Who lived here and what did they do?  Explore one of New England's most unique historical buildings and discover the answers to these questions in addition to your own curiosities!  Meet me at the Meeting House on Deerfield Rd across from the CCC museum.

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Pawtuckaway State Park, A Feast in out Forest

12:00 PM - Nottingham

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

Pawtuckaway’s woods are teeming with wild edible plants.  Join in to discover an abundance of natural nibbles, and learn tricks to identify species in your future forages.

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Bear Brook State Park, 'The Life Aquatic"

2:00 PM - Allenstown

A Discover the Power of Parks program guided by Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association.

There is an exciting ecosystem below the surface of the pond, waiting to be explored!  We will use nets to find creatures then refer to the dichotomous key to  identify what we find.  So 'water' you waiting for?!  Come ponding!

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September 07, 2015

- 8 Events

26th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay

10:00 AM - Alton Bay

The 26th 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 5, Sunday, September 6, and Monday{Labor Day}, September 7, 2015. Over 75 Juried Craftsmen and women 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 Herbal Dips, Jams & Jellies, Candies 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 leash. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com.

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Labor Day Sidewalk Sale at Settlers' Green

9:00 AM - North Conway

Save even more on back to school and college apparel, gifts, houseware and summer clearance!

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The Memorial Hospital Kids Fun Run at Story Land

7:30 AM - Glen

The Memorial Hospital Kids Fun Run at Story Land is an event for kids up to 12 years old. The Fun Run will be held at Story Land in Glen, NH on Monday, September 7, 2014. The event is a fundraiser for the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation and its goal of purchasing a new Storybook Bus for outreach programs. Registration is $10. Scholarships for Local MWV children are available from Memorial Hospital's 2014 Golf Tournament Support Student Wellness Program. Visit www.believeinbooks.org for information and registration. Event schedule and times: There will be four different races: Ages 4 and under (Tot Trot - a short loop) Ages 5 & 6 (1/2 K) Ages 7 & 8 (1/2 K) Agess 9-12 (1K) Registration is at 7:30am with the first race at 8:15am. Every runner will receive a FREE pass to Story Land good for race day only. All runners will receive an event T-shirt and a medal.

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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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Acoustic Mondays

5:30 PM - Moultonborough

Join us Monday evenings 5:30 – 8:30 PM for live music on the Terrace. Dinner and drinks available for purchase. Featuring performances by: Natalie Hebden, Middle Ground, Brier Hill Band, Benjamin Vincent Cook, and Starlight Honeys. Tickets required in advance; call 603-476-5414 to purchase your tickets. Generously sponsored by Amoskeag Beverages, LLC., Blue Moon, Coors Light, Corona, Sam Adams, and Woodstock Inn Brewery.

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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 $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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NH Open Doors a celebration of Christmas Trees

10:00 AM - Hillsborough

NH Open Doors a celebration of Christmas Trees.  Franklin Pierce was the first president to have one in the White House; join us in our goal of decorating the Homestead with a collection of trees; donated trees will be given to local families after the event.  

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Fall Adult Art Classes

6:00 PM - 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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September 08, 2015

- 7 Events

Tiny Mayhem

8:00 PM - Portsmouth

Tiny Mayhem is a monthly event, held on the second Tuesday, that showcases new performance work by emerging and established makers. Tiny Mayhem’s first season will run between April and September 2015. Tiny Mayhem is a Contemporary Performance Series, showcasing theatre, art, dance and anything else that deserves an audience. Each event will be filled with a curated selection of works under 30 minutes in length from a variety of writers, directors, actors, dancers, puppeteers, poets, musicians and more.

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Ron Goodgame & Donna Canney 2015 Educational Programming

6:30 PM - Wolfeboro

Comics go to War: Cartoons, Superheroes, and Graphic Culture in the World War II – Lecture by Marek Bennett Join New Hampshire cartoonist and educator Marek Bennett in this exciting survey of the various comics cultures of the 1930s and 1940s. He will explain how the various models of graphic texts inform and reflect the experiences of participants in all corners of the globe. In addition, he will describe how wartime graphic literature helped form the basis for the post-war youth movements, McCarthy era political censorship campaigns, and the visual multimedia cultures of today. Marek Bennett teaches comics and music around New England and the world beyond. He holds B.A. degrees in Mathematics and Music, and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (K-8). He also is a registered teaching artist with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (Arts In Education and Community Arts rosters), Children’s Literacy Foundation, and Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, among others. Doors open at 6:00 program begins at 6:30. Call 569-1212 to reserve your seats.

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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 $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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Fall Adult Art Classes

6:00 PM - 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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Traveling Toy Theatre Festival

7:00 PM - Portsmouth

PONTINE THEATRE PRESENTS -- A TRAVELING TOY THEATRE FESTIVAL Tue 8 Sept at 7pm, Pontine Theatre presents A TRAVELING TOY THEATRE FESTIVAL at it's West End Studio Theatre. Three countries meet on one small stage: Trudi Cohen and John Bell, members of the NYC-based collective Great Small Works, team up with Facto Teatro from Mexico City and Barbara Steinitz from Berlin to share a program of Toy Theater in venues across New England. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased in advance online at www.pontine.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door a half-hour prior to the performance, based on availability. Pontine's West End Studio Theatre (WEST) is located at 959 Islington Street in Portsmouth NH. The theatre is not visible from the street, look for the big 959 on the signpost at the head of the drive. Contact Pontine for more information: [email protected] / 603-436-6660.

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Free Concert, Aizuri String Quartet comes to Penacook

7:00 PM - Penacook

The United Church of Penacook is hosting a free concert on Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00 pm. The prizewinning Aizuri String Quartet has performed throughout Europe, the United States and Latin America. Currently, as String Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, they are participating in a two-year diploma program. Visit aizuriquartet.com for details of their training, competitions and performances. The quartet will be in residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen in early September. Avaloch provides a unique opportunity for chamber music and jazz ensembles to have the time and space to work intensively on repertoire, prepare for recordings, concerts or competitions, work with composers on commissions, and forge or reconnect to a group musical identity. Additional information about Avalock is available at avalochfarmmusic.org. The September 8 concert is free and open to all. Directions to United Church on Merrimack Street in Penacook and additional information about this concert are available at ucpnh.org.

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Red Cross Blood Drive

11:00 AM - Manchester

Give Blood. Give Life. Studio 550 is hosting the American Red Cross for a 1-day blood drive on September 8th from 11-4PM. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can register online at redcrossblood.org. Donors can draw a Studio 550 prize out of a bowl. Prizes include a "Date Night in the Pottery Studio", a free 10-week fall pottery class, studio merchandise, loose-leaf tea from the Studio 550 Tea Room, or handmade pottery. If you are donating, please remember to drink lots of water and wear comfortable clothing. The whole process takes about an hour, even though the actual process of giving blood only takes about 10 minutes. Thank you for donating!

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September 09, 2015

- 11 Events

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 $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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2015 Canterbury Community Farmers Market

4:00 PM - Canterbury

This traditional farmers market features ultra-fresh and local produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, artisan bread, micro-brew ale, maple products, flowers, and crafts. Each week there will be a changing selection of goodies to taste, kids' activities, and demos. We accept EBT/SNAP, credit, and debit cards. Go to the Market Info Tent to use your card to purchase tokens. Each market also features a FREE live music concert that you can enjoy while you shop. Check our website at www.ccfma.net for the full schedule of events and music! The center of Canterbury is picture postcard perfect. The farmers market is nestled alongside the Elkins public library, and there is plenty of parking both in the library lot, and the adjacent town center. There is no need to cross a road from the parking area to the market, and the large grassy areas that surround the town center, library, church, and market are a safe place for kids to run and play. Note: The market is easily accessible, and the library is open during market hours so bathrooms are available. Dogs are welcome — on leashes, please!

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"The Rape of Lucrece" by William Shakespeare, adapted by Dan Hodge at the Peterborough Players

4:00 PM - Peterborough

The Rape of Lucrece - by William Shakespeare, adapted by Dan Hodge In the dark of night, a violent crime is committed — and nothing will ever be the same. Dan Hodge, the first of Peterborough’s Whitmore award winners, returns to the Players to perform his own one-man interpretation of Shakespeare’s epic poem. “The performance...is the sort of bravura, visceral acting that makes you want to grab the lapels of friends who care about theater and shout Hodges’ praises until they agree to see it. It’s that good — among the best I’ve seen all year.” – Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union Rated PG-13 September 9 - September 13 7:30 PM Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday Evenings 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons www.playerstix.com

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Natural Adventure Series: Discover Your World

9:30 AM - Holderness

Foster your child’s own ‘natural curiosity’ and sense of wonder with a visit to a different natural community each month. These adventures will build a foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment and appreciation of the natural world. Adult must accompany children at no additional cost. -For ages 3 and under -Pre-registration is required for all events unless otherwise noted. Please call 603-968-7194 x 7

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Dames at Sea at Jean's Playhouse

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Sweet, little Ruby has come to New York from a faraway Hometown, U.S.A. to make it big on Broadway. She meets a boy from Hometown, U.S.A. — Dick, a sailor who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby begins in the chorus, and by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Dick saves her doomed Broadway show with a smash tune, as Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship which just happens to be passing by. Weds matinees at 2:00 pm on 9/9, 9/23 & 9/30

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African American Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire During the American Revolution

7:00 PM - Exeter

One of the most interesting aspects of the American Revolution is the role played by African Americans in the fight for independence. Both free Blacks and those that were enslaved were key elements in manning state militias and Continental Army units, as well as serving on the high seas in the Navy and on privately armed ships. Indeed, their service to New Hampshire, as well as the other New England colonies, was crucial in a conflict that lasted nearly seven years. Prohibited by existing laws from serving in military units and largely considered "undesirable elements" by southern patriots and even many in New England, how is it that these Black soldiers came to fight for the cause of liberty, even when their own personal liberty was not guaranteed? Glenn Knoblock examines the history of Black soldiers' service during the war, including how and why they enlisted, their interaction with white soldiers, service on the battlefields, how they were perceived by the enemy and the officers under whom they served, and their treatment after the war.This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit

7:00 PM - Lyman

Anyone who ever posted a Gone Fishin' sign on the door during business hours will appreciate this native fisherman's glimpse in to the habits, rituals, and lore of some of the more colorful members of the not-so-exclusive "Liars' Club." Hal Lyon shares tales, secrets, folklore, and history of fishing in New Hampshire's big lakes -- especially Lake Winnipesaukee which translates into "Smile of the Great Spirit." This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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Revolutionary New Hampshire

12:30 PM - Hopkinton

In 1760, New Hampshire had a stable government. That government collapsed by 1776 and it took until the early 1790s to restore the stability of the pre-Revolutionary era. Jere Daniell shares a history of these changes that is both fascinating and complex. Choose from three topics: "The Coming of Revolution," "The New Hampshire Town That Joined Vermont," or "The Origins of the New Hampshire State Constitution." This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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Fall Adult Art Classes

6:00 PM - 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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Wellness Wednesdays- Yoga

8:15 AM - Moultonborough

Castle in the Clouds is making it fun and easy to be healthy this summer. In addition to the Lakes Region Conservation Trust’s nature trails, where you are welcome to walk with your family, we are offering our first ever yoga program, and healthy lunches at The Carriage House Restaurant. Treat yourself to good health in a gorgeous setting Wednesdays in July, August and September. Generously sponsored by Grappone Automotive Group and Huggins Hospital. YOGA Greet the day by enjoying yoga on the Lawns of Lucknow! Experienced yoga instructor, Kelly Libby, will lead enthusiasts of all levels in morning yoga. Relish the tranquility that comes from doing yoga in a beautiful outdoor mountain setting. Remember to bring your mat with you! Space is limited to 25 participants per session, so call to reserve your space at 603-476-5414. NOTE: Use Ossipee Park Road to drive to Visitor Parking. A trolley to the Castle will meet yoga participants at the Carriage House at 8:15 AM.

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Antarctica Adventures with Dr. Marco Restani

7:00 PM - Rye

Dr. Marco Restani, Professor of Wildlife Ecology at St. Cloud State University, MN and Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society Board Member, will provide an overview of the unique jurisdiction governing Antartica, sustainability of tourism in the Southern Ocean, and natural history of the region’s wildlife. He will also discuss challenges to conservation at high visitation sites, focusing on the damage wrought by introduced species, potential impacts from human disturbance, and the ever-looming threat of climate change.

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September 10, 2015

- 14 Events

Death Cab for Cutie

7:30 PM - Manchester

ON SALE Friday, April 10 @ noon A blend of original members and new players is heartfelt and has a great vibe, as if they have been jamming together for years.

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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 $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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"The Rape of Lucrece" by William Shakespeare, adapted by Dan Hodge at the Peterborough Players

4:00 PM - Peterborough

The Rape of Lucrece - by William Shakespeare, adapted by Dan Hodge In the dark of night, a violent crime is committed — and nothing will ever be the same. Dan Hodge, the first of Peterborough’s Whitmore award winners, returns to the Players to perform his own one-man interpretation of Shakespeare’s epic poem. “The performance...is the sort of bravura, visceral acting that makes you want to grab the lapels of friends who care about theater and shout Hodges’ praises until they agree to see it. It’s that good — among the best I’ve seen all year.” – Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union Rated PG-13 September 9 - September 13 7:30 PM Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday Evenings 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons www.playerstix.com

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Dames at Sea at Jean's Playhouse

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Sweet, little Ruby has come to New York from a faraway Hometown, U.S.A. to make it big on Broadway. She meets a boy from Hometown, U.S.A. — Dick, a sailor who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby begins in the chorus, and by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Dick saves her doomed Broadway show with a smash tune, as Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship which just happens to be passing by. Weds matinees at 2:00 pm on 9/9, 9/23 & 9/30

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Charcoal Charlie Pop-up Take-out Barbecue

4:00 PM - Keene

Award winning southern style barbecue of Chicken, Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket and St Louis Style Ribs available by the piece, meal or pound. Accompanied by mouthwatering side dishes. The Monadnock Region's BEST BBQ!

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That Reminds Me of a Story

1:00 PM - Wakefield

Stories speak to us of community. They hold our history and reflect our identity. Rebecca Rule has made it her mission over the last 20 years to collect stories of New Hampshire, especially those that reflect what's special about this rocky old place. She'll tell some of those stories - her favorites are the funny ones - and invite audience members to contribute a few stories of their own.This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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Banjos, Bones, and Ballads

1:00 PM - Claremont

Traditional songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, present the latest news from the distant past. They help us to interpret present-day life with an understanding of the working people who built our country. Tavern songs, banjo tunes, 18th century New England hymns, sailor songs, and humorous stories about traditional singers and their songs highlight this informative program by Jeff Warner.This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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On This Spot Once Stood... Remembering the Architectural Heritage of New Hampshire

6:30 PM - Hooksett

New Hampshire has lost many of its important historic buildings to fire, neglect, intentional demolition and re-development. In some cases, a plaque or marker provides a physical reminder of what was, but in other examples, no tangible evidence remains. Maggie Stier showcases some of the celebrated buildings that New Hampshire has lost, and explores how and why we remember and commemorate those losses. Her program will draw from historical and contemporary photographs, maps, and other historical records to explore the significance of these structures, explain their eventual fate, and analyze popular responses to the loss. Particular attention will be devoted to places where a building was memorialized in some way. Examples in this illustrated talk will include the simple wooden signs where the hotels in Bethlehem once stood, a large-scale installation of architectural fragments in Concord, and the birthplaces of several notable citizens. Audiences will be challenged to think about other examples, and consider the ways in which we remember what isn't there any longer.This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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Fantasy mega-author R A SALVATORE.

7:00 PM - Concord

Fantasy mega-author R A Salvatore comes up to Gibson's Bookstore to present his newest novel, Archmage! The pall that had descended over the North is gone, and a new day has dawned on a victorious Mithral Hall, but no matter how bright things seem on the surface, Drizzt and his companions know that what lurks just under their feet remains steeped in evil and charged with unimaginable power. The dark elves of Menzoberranzan, including the powerful Archmage Gromph, aren't done with Drizzt yet. And consumed by their own power struggles, feeling backed into a corner, the drow may just be desperate enough to call on demonic forces from the deepest reaches of the Abyss, and unleash a disaster even the Underdark could never have prepared for. "Archmage "has everything Drizzt's fans crave: action, adventure, characters that resonate with equal measures of warrior spirit and deep compassion, and no shortage of wicked dark elves!"

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Comics in World History and Cultures

7:00 PM - Wilmot

Marek Bennett presents a whirlwind survey of comics from around the world and throughout history, with special attention to what these vibrant narratives tell (and show) us about the people and periods that created them. Bennett engages and involves the audience in an interactive discussion of several sample comics representing cultures such as Ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, the Ancient Maya, Feudal and modern Japan, the United States in the early 20th century, and Nazi Germany during World War II. The program explores the various ways of creating and reading comics from around the world, and what these techniques tell us about the cultures in which they occur. This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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Fall Adult Art Classes

6:00 PM - 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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Keene Chautauqua 2015

6:00 PM - Keene

This year Keene-area organizations have been marking the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights martyr and Keene native Jonathan Daniels and the Keene Public Library hews to that theme as they host Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X at their 2015 Keene Chautauqua living history celebration on Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Keene Public Library. Marvin Jefferson will portray Martin Luther King Jr. and Charles Everett Pace will appear as Malcolm X. These living history performances will explore the opposing philosophies of these giants of the Civil Rights movement, as well as examine the points where their ideas converged. Live music from the Civil Rights era performed by Stu Fuchs will precede the main event beginning at 6 p.m. This event is made possible in part by a Humanities Council grant.

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Optimizing Health With Epigenetics

6:30 PM - North Hampton

How you can reverse aging, feel and perform at your best by leveraging your genetic information Top 5 (no-cook) “SuperFoods” that instantly give you energy, clarity and that youthful glow Top 3 ways to restorative sleep What is Epigenetics (everything counts) and why it’s the future of medicine Presented by: Dr. Jeff Donatello, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Kelly Cashman, Integrative Nutrition Health Practitioner

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John Paul Jones House Garden Party & Silent Auction

5:30 PM - Portsmouth

Join us and help support a National Historic Landmark! Live entertainment by local jazz trio – Dry Martini. Delicious hors d’oeuvres by local restaurants. Stellar silent auction items including trips, artwork, jewelry and more! Make check-in easy and make your reservation in advance!

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September 11, 2015

- 24 Events

America We Support You Freedom Walk

5:00 PM - Jackson

We Will Never Forget! Please, where ever you will be on this date stop, pray and remember. The Freedom walk was started in 2005 by Pentagon employees to commemorate and honor all lives lost in the attack on September 11th, this event has now become a national tradition. In 2006, 135 Freedom Walks were held across the nation, including one in Jackson! On September 11, 2015 it is time, again, to gather at the Jackson Covered Bridge at 5 PM. Plan to begin your walk around the Jackson loop at 5:30 PM. This walk is to honor the victims of September 11th, reflect on the freedom we enjoy in America, and pay tribute to all our Military Men & Women past and present, all our Police, Fire & Rescue personnel past and present. The first 50 people to arrive at the bridge will receive a flag and a candle to light for hope. Bring your family, your friends, your co-workers, tell your guests, remind everyone to walk with us as a united America! To register for the Freedom Walk, call the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce: 603-383-9356. God Bless America!

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Pizza & Movie Night

6:00 PM - Dorchester

Join us for an all-you-should-eat, wood-fired, farm-fresh pizza, buffet-style! then sit back and enjoy a film selected for it's thought provoking abilities. And, in the Yoga Room, we show a G rated kids film.

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9/11 Day of Remembrance Service

8:45 AM - Rindge

The Reading of Names.

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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 $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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2015 Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

4:00 PM - Hampton Beach

Hours: Friday 4 to 9 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM, Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM. 60 Food booths serving up a variety of seafood and more! Two stages of continuous entertainment featuring 15 Bands and Orchestras; Pat Whitley Culinary Chef Demonstrations; Kiddie Land featuring the best in Children's entertainment; a Spectacular fireworks display on Saturday; also on Saturday the Third Annual Lobster Roll Eating Contest . Don't miss the thrilling Skydiving demonstration on Sunday; the festival will feature unique spectacular events for the entire family Be sure to mark your calendars now and make sure that you'll be at New Hampshire's grandest event of 2014!

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"The Rape of Lucrece" by William Shakespeare, adapted by Dan Hodge at the Peterborough Players

4:00 PM - Peterborough

The Rape of Lucrece - by William Shakespeare, adapted by Dan Hodge In the dark of night, a violent crime is committed — and nothing will ever be the same. Dan Hodge, the first of Peterborough’s Whitmore award winners, returns to the Players to perform his own one-man interpretation of Shakespeare’s epic poem. “The performance...is the sort of bravura, visceral acting that makes you want to grab the lapels of friends who care about theater and shout Hodges’ praises until they agree to see it. It’s that good — among the best I’ve seen all year.” – Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union Rated PG-13 September 9 - September 13 7:30 PM Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday Evenings 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons www.playerstix.com

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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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Mount Sunapee Scotch, Steak and Cigar Night

5:00 PM - Newbury

A sampling of single and blended malts plus a hearty steak dinner. After dinner, savor fine cigars and relax. Includes round-trip transportation to the summit on the Sunapee Express Quad chairlift. Reservations: 603-763-3564.

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Dames at Sea at Jean's Playhouse

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Sweet, little Ruby has come to New York from a faraway Hometown, U.S.A. to make it big on Broadway. She meets a boy from Hometown, U.S.A. — Dick, a sailor who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby begins in the chorus, and by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Dick saves her doomed Broadway show with a smash tune, as Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship which just happens to be passing by. Weds matinees at 2:00 pm on 9/9, 9/23 & 9/30

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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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Date Night

6:00 PM - Manchester

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

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Date Night

7:30 PM - Manchester

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

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44th Annual Dublin Gas Engine Meet

7:30 AM - Dublin

The Legendary Dublin Gas Engine Meet! Take a trip into past mechanical ages at the Dublin Old Engine Meet. Held 1/2 mile east of Rte 101 – Rte 137 intersection on Rte 101 in Dublin, NH, this show includes an array of antique one-lunger engines, antique tractors, steam engines, and many other items of similar vintage. This is the Dublin Gas Engine Meet’s 44th Year! This event will host exhibits, parades and various items for sale. Refreshments will be available on the grounds.

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Chimney Swift Watch (Family Fun Night)

6:30 PM - Manchester

Did you know we have a recovering population of chimney swifts right in downtown Manchester? After living and nesting in chimneys during spring and summer, these amazing birds migrate out of our city in September to spend the winter in South America. We will cover the natural history and unique story of this insectivore at the center before we go out to explore a nearby roosting site. Binoculars encouraged.

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Traditional Matryoshka Nested Doll Making: from Russia to New Hampshire

7:00 PM - Gorham

Marina Forbes shares many examples of Matroyshka nested dolls, including examples of her own work and from her extensive collection, as she examines the rich folk tradition and symbolism of the dolls' appearance. She explores the link between doll making and other traditional Russian art forms. There will be a quick stop at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris that made Russian nested dolls and Fabergé eggs famous, followed by an illustrated tour of a working doll-making factory in rural Russia. This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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The Music History of French-Canadians, Franco-Americans, Acadians and Cajuns

8:00 PM - Waterville Valley

Lucie Therrien follows the migration of French-Canadians and the evolution of their traditional music: its arrival in North America from France; the music's crossing with Indian culture during the evangelization of Acadia and Quebec; its growth alongside English culture after British colonization; and its expansion from Quebec to New England, as well as from Acadia to Louisiana.This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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Muster in the Mountains

8:00 AM - Gorham

This weekend long event is a colonial encampment of re-enactors representing various individuals of the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and Mountain Man periods from 1750 through 1840. This gathering will take place in the Fields of the Mount Washington Auto Road in beautiful Pinkham Notch of the White Mountains of New Hampshire.Participants will demonstrate the use of appropriate tools, clothing, and firearms for their respective time periods. This event is free and open to the general public with the hope that the education they receive here may spur them on to consider becoming a future participant. Activates will include… 1800 Firearms & Cannon Display & Competition, Woods Walk Competition, Tomahawk and knife throwing, Cooking and Competition

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Adventure Photography Tours

8:00 AM - Gorham

An exclusive series of Guided Photography Tours, led by renowned photographer Ernie Mills, is now being offered on the slopes and summit of the Northeast’s highest Peak as well as other spectacular spots in Pinkham Notch. Tours are 3 hours in length and are being offered every Friday. Choose from either a Sunrise, Day time or Sunset tour. To book your tour call Ernie at (317) 691-7376 or call the Auto Road at (603) 466-3988.

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Beyond the Caliper - featuring the art of Adelaide Murphy Tyrol

5:00 PM - Concord

McGowan Fine Art announces the opening of “Beyond the Caliper” featuring the art of Adelaide Murphy Tyrol. The show will run from September 8 through October 9, with an artist’s reception on September 11 from 5 to 7 PM. This is free and open to the public. Ms. Tyrol has been the arts editor & an illustrator for Northern Woodlands magazine for twenty years, as well as the long-term weekly illustrator of that magazine’s The Outside Story syndicated newspaper series. Her association with Northern Woodlands has given her the opportunity to enliven through images subjects as diverse as feral swine, apple scab and river snot. She expands on the captured details and gesture of her illustrations to create her more artistic paintings which have a more emotional component. They move beyond the caliper and its realm of science, fact and illustration. Tyrol has traveled from the shores of the Galapagos Isles and Northern Scotland to the estuary of Cedar Key, Florida observing species in their natural habitat. She tells the story of their beauty and destruction of habitat in paint.

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Finding Fish

7:30 PM - Rye

Kent Stephens' Stage Force presents the premiere reading of the play, Finding Fish, a story about sustainability in the Gulf of Maine. Finding Fish spins out its sailor’s yarn in a rough fishing cottage on the Maine coast in a future where the fish have disappeared. But one fisherman keeps reeling them in, and his scientist brother is determined to uncover his secret. What Michael finds instead is Peter’s mysterious new wife, a stunningly beautiful woman who speaks in single syllables and swims naked in the freezing, storm-tossed North Atlantic. Michael claims he’s come to beg Peter to share his wisdom with the world, but there’s a darker story behind his arrival on Little Bay Road. Tensions rise with the storm outside the window and old rivalries are resurrected as the brothers clash over the fate of the seas, its fishermen, and its creatures. The 90-minute reading will be followed by a discussion with playwright Carlyle Brown.

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Hot Mama Mahatma

8:00 PM - Portsmouth

NHTP presents Hot Mama Mahatma! September 11-13, 2015 ~Friday & Saturday @ 8 pm, Sunday @ 2 pm Reservations are highly recommended.  Call 603-431-6644 ext. 5 or email: [email protected] New Hampshire Theatre Project kicks off their 27th season with Hot Mama Mahatma, written and performed by Karen Fitzgerald, the actress formerly known as Karen Abrami.  Karen graced Seacoast stages for 15 years, in dozens of lead roles with some of the area’s top actors, before heading south to New York City in 2004.  While there, she wrote Hot Mama Mahatma, a comedy about her post divorce adventures. The tagline? “She went to India to get enlightened but got turned on instead!” Besides playing to sold out audiences, Hot Mama Mahatma won the Producer’s Award at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in Manhattan.

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Carter Hill Raptor Observatory – Peak Migration Workshop

10:00 AM - Concord

Join Director of NH Audubon’s Raptor Observatories, Phil Brown, at Carter Hill Orchard’s ‘Orchard Room’ for a slideshow introduction/refresher of raptor identification and life history. We will then join the Interpretive Naturalist on the hawkwatch platform and partake in some sky-watching during the peak of Broad-winged Hawk migration!

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C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus

10:30 AM - Manchester

C-SPAN’s 45-foot customized Bus will visit the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. The C-SPAN campaign 2016 Bus travels the country to promote C-SPAN’s “Road to the White House” program by visiting universities, schools and political events. Additionally, the Bus will feature a customized 2016 campaign app allowing visitors to explore potential presidential candidates, events and footage during the campaign trail. Students and residents will step aboard the Bus to learn about the public affairs network’s programs and resources, including its in-depth coverage of the U.S. Congress, White House, federal courts and the American political process. Through interactive exhibits, students and educators will also learn about C-SPAN’s campaign 2016 coverage and its new history series, Supreme Court Landmark cases. Civic and government educators will learn about C-SPAN’s free comprehensive online educational resources including C-SPAN.org, C-SPAN Classroom and C-SPAN’s nationwide documentary contest, StudentCam, open to students in grades 6-12.

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Family Fun Night: Chimney Swift Watch

6:30 PM - Manchester

Did you know we have a recovering population of chimney swifts right in downtown Manchester? After living and nesting in chimneys during spring and summer, these amazing birds migrate out of our city in September to spend the winter in South America. We will cover the natural history and unique story of this insectivore at the center before we go out to explore a nearby roosting site. Binoculars encouraged. Family Fun Nights are for all ages, and focus on the Merrimack River and watershed. Engaging facts and stories are followed by group activities and open crafts.

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