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May 25, 2015

- 12 Events

Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at Settlers' Green

9:00 AM - North Conway

Save even more at over 60 brand name first-quality outlet stores at our sidewalk sale! Special sales! Special promotions! Coach, Banana Republic, Gap, Under Armour, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and so many more!

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Race for Reading 5K: Trail Run/ Walk & Kids Fun Runs

9:00 AM - Intervale

Happening every Memorial Day, the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is proud to present the Annual Race for Reading 5K Trail Run/Walk for Literacy and Kids Fun Runs. We are excited to bring this event to the 100 Acre Wood as a fund raiser to benefit our Literacy Foundation. We look forward to a fun-filled day of spirited competition, family, friends, neighbors, and of course a little sweat! Please join us in this great community event...on your mark, get set, GO! Kids Runs (begin @ 9:00am): 1/2K - Ages 8 & Under 1K - Ages 9-12 5K Trail Run/Walk begins @ 9:30am, Rain or Shine Pre-Registration Donation A $25 donation. Participants are encouraged to gather pledges. (Registration is $35 the day of the race) Kids Runs Registration is $10 ** Dress up as your favorite storybook Character! Story Land passes for the best costume!

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Memorial Day Weekend at the Hobo Railroad - Veterans Ride Free!

10:00 AM - Lincoln

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

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It's Lilac Time!

10:00 AM - Franklin

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

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

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach

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

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24th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival

10:00 AM - Meredith

The scenic Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, New Hampshire will once again come alive with color, flavor and music for the twenty fourth annual Memorial Weekend Craft Festival on Saturday, May 23, from 10am to 6pm, Sunday, May 24 from 10am to 5pm and on Monday, May 25, (Memorial Day) from 10am to 4pm. Over 100 Juried craftsmen and craftswomen from all over New England will display and sell their work including Fine Jewelry, Scarves, Tapestry, Photography, Country Woodcrafts, Pottery, Hand Crafted Soaps, Wall Hangings, Puzzles, Primitive and Folk Art, Carved Wildlife, Slate, Fleece, Calligraphy, Doll Clothes, Cut Eggs, Embroidery, Toys, Baskets, Blown Glass, Lamps, Signs, Aroma-therapy, Soy Candles, Floral Design, Intarsia, Wearable Art, Paper Cutting and more. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple, sauces, jams, jellies & more. The Fair is held rain or shine, handicap accessible and admission is free. Mill Falls Marketplace is located directly on Route 3 in lovely Meredith, NH. Directions: From Route 93 take Exit 23 or arrive by boat on Lake Winnipesaukee. Food sales benefit Lakes Region Altrusa Club. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit us at www.castleberryfairs.com

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

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach

Veterans $ Military Personnel and their spouses get $10 rate aboard the M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial day weekend (May 23, 24 & 25). Children under 12 go free. Offer good on all daytime cruises from all ports. Regular rate for a daytime cruise is $30.

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Memorial Day Weekend - Veterans Ride Free - at the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith, NH

10:30 AM - Meredith

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

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OPEN HOUSE MAY 23, 24, 25

11:00 AM - Alton Bay

Property Name Waterfront Vacation Rental Headline Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Luxury Home - Jet Ski Lift Available - Open House! Call Maurice at (603) 875 3200 for directions.

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NASWA Memorial Day Weekend

11:30 AM - Laconia

Both the NazBar & Grill and the Blue Bistro will be waiting for you – to transport you to the Caribbean, and feed your body and your soul. We can’t wait to see everyone after such a long winter! Live entertainment Sunday May 24th D Comp at 4:00pm

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Distillery Tours at Djinn Spirits

12:00 PM - Nashua

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

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NHTP's Youth Rep Co Presents Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco

7:00 PM - Portsmouth

Celebrating its 16th season, the NHTP Youth Repertory Company ventures into Theatre of the Absurd, with Ionesco’s existential allegory about conformity, culture, mass movements, philosophy and morality. Directed by Robin Fowler. Fridays & Saturdays @ 7 pm Sundays @ 2 pm

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May 26, 2015

- 4 Events

Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition

9:00 AM - Concord

Practicing their art while teaching it, St. Paul's School fine arts faculty members cultivate a community of creation within the Hargate Art Center. These teacher/artists display their recent works once a year in the Annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition at the Hargate Gallery. Meet the artists and join the SPS community in celebrating the opening of the final show of the 2014/15 school year on Friday, May 1st from 6-8 pm. Works will include paintings by Colin Callahan, photography by Charles Lemay, drawings by Brian Schroyer, and ceramics Rebecca Soderberg and will be on display May 1 - May 31 (Tues-Sat 9-4).

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Take a Walk on the Shade Side

10:00 AM - Franklin

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

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Gentle Yoga Series

5:30 PM - Manchester

Curious about meditation but not really sure how to do it? Want to start Yoga but intimidated about joining a regular studio class? Join Kate for a six-week Yoga and Meditation series perfect for complete beginners or even experienced students who want a slower paced class and who want to start a regular - and easy! - meditation practice. We will begin each class with gentle stretching postures, relaxing flows and breathing techniques that create ease in the body, release stress and reduce tension. We will then finish with a series of different meditation techniques, starting slowly and gradually building upon the previous week's work. Absolutely no Yoga or Meditation experience is required.

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Ron Goodgame & Donna Canney 2015 Educational Programming

7:00 PM - Wolfeboro

One-Woman Play: Meet Eleanor Roosevelt – Presented by Elena Dodd First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was a leader and a revolutionary who championed the powerless. And she still lives – in the person of Elena Dodd. Dodd’s performance as Mrs. Roosevelt provides an intimate and informative depiction of the extraordinary life of an extraordinary woman. She gives a frank and often humorous look at the struggles and personal fulfillment of a shy young woman who changed herself into a strong voice for social justice and universal human rights and who also witnessed the tumultuous events of her day. Elena Dodd is an actress and writer with the Streetfeet Women of Boston, an organization she co-founded in 1975. Dodd has performed numerous roles in experimental groups in Boston. She graduated from Wellesley College and has an M.A. from Boston University. Admission free as part of the NH Humanities Council Humanities to Go Program Doors open at 6:00, program begins at 7:00. Please call 569-1212 to reserve your seats

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May 27, 2015

- 4 Events

Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition

9:00 AM - Concord

Practicing their art while teaching it, St. Paul's School fine arts faculty members cultivate a community of creation within the Hargate Art Center. These teacher/artists display their recent works once a year in the Annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition at the Hargate Gallery. Meet the artists and join the SPS community in celebrating the opening of the final show of the 2014/15 school year on Friday, May 1st from 6-8 pm. Works will include paintings by Colin Callahan, photography by Charles Lemay, drawings by Brian Schroyer, and ceramics Rebecca Soderberg and will be on display May 1 - May 31 (Tues-Sat 9-4).

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Take a Walk on the Shade Side

10:00 AM - Franklin

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

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Spring Art Exhibit

11:00 AM - Concord

New arrivals of Paintings, Pottery, Jewelry, and In and Outdoor Sculptures

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Lecture: Tom Plant and the American Dream

6:00 PM - Moultonborough

The Castle Preservation Society is proud to host Dr. Barry H. Rodrigue as he discusses his research on Thomas Plant and the Castle Estate, as well as the new 2015 edition of his biography: A Castle in the Clouds: Tom Plant and the American Dream. Join us in the Winnipesaukee Room for this intriguing story about a twentieth century industrialist and an intimate look at the man behind Lucknow. The discussion will be followed by a book signing (books will be available for purchase). Dr. Rodrigue is a Research Professor at the Macro History Center, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

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May 28, 2015

- 8 Events

Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition

9:00 AM - Concord

Practicing their art while teaching it, St. Paul's School fine arts faculty members cultivate a community of creation within the Hargate Art Center. These teacher/artists display their recent works once a year in the Annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition at the Hargate Gallery. Meet the artists and join the SPS community in celebrating the opening of the final show of the 2014/15 school year on Friday, May 1st from 6-8 pm. Works will include paintings by Colin Callahan, photography by Charles Lemay, drawings by Brian Schroyer, and ceramics Rebecca Soderberg and will be on display May 1 - May 31 (Tues-Sat 9-4).

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Take a Walk on the Shade Side

10:00 AM - Franklin

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

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17th Annual International Classic Video Game Tournament

10:00 AM - Laconia

Come see the arcade and the tournament that sparked the revival of classic coin-op arcade competitions! First 100 entrants receive a goody bag and official tournament t-shirt!

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Cooking with Gretchen

10:30 AM - Moultonborough

Have you ever wanted to cook fantastic food like a professional chef? Join Castle in the Clouds’ Executive Chef Gretchen Shortway in one, two, or all three classes right here at the Carriage House Restaurant. Learn to cook vegetarian friendly fare from salads to entrées to desserts. Best of all, enjoy the fruits of your labors after class! Each participant will receive a special gift to take home. Space is limited to 20 participants per class - visit www.castleintheclouds.org or call 603-476-5414 to register. Generously sponsored by General Linen.

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N. Gateway Regional Chamber Mixer

5:00 PM - Lancaster

Join the Northern Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce and our host Mt. Lake Resort in Lancaster for a Business After Hours Mixer. Please wear comfortable shoes.

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What's Your Story

5:00 PM - Snowville

WHAT'S YOUR STORY night... Thursday, May 28th 5-9PM Now is the Time to reserve. It's ALWAYS a sellout! Reservations needed! 603-447-2818 A Note from Jen Kovach This series Storytelling series has been incredible. Storytellers were professionals and brave souls from the audience. The variety of stories left us laughing, reflecting, tearing up, admiring and appreciating. That's what is great about an unscripted night of stories. Join us. You will be glad. This is becoming a cult follow. Sign up soon. ~ Four storytellers to start off the night. Then we will hear from the audience. Jake Jacobson, our HOST for the night. Jake Jacobson is a stand up guy. An aspiring comedian hacking his way out of the hills of Western Maine, he specializes in saying what everyone is thinking yet getting away with it. He lives in works among us, right here in Happy Valley. Jen, the owner of the Snowvillage Inn, has know Jake for many years and he tells a GREAT story

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Live Music at LaBelle Winery: Kim Riley

6:00 PM - Amherst

Every Thursday night, we’ll have live music on the Terrace or in the Tasting Room from 6 – 9pm. Enjoy your dinner and a delicious drink while the tunes carry your cares away! You won’t want to miss a single one! Call 603-672-9898 x1 to make your Reservation for the Bistro.

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Jud Hale, Yankee Magazine and Old Farmer's Almanac editor and writer, with The Education of a Yankee

7:00 PM - Concord

Join Gibson's for an evening with Yankee Magazine and Old Farmer's Almanac editor and writer Jud Hale! Originally published in 1987, The Education of a Yankee is Judson Hale’s engaging memoir about the grand, eccentric, and occasionally tragic history of his very unconventional family. Born into Boston’s very proper Brahmin world, Hale was the son of a wealthy father who loved sailing and horseback riding, and a beautiful and talented mother who sang professionally. But readers expecting a conventional account of New England privilege will be delightfully surprised. The fate of Hale’s older brother, Drake, led his parents to embark on a dramatic, extravagant, and visionary undertaking that changed the family’s history and brought a remarkable adventure to the small town of Vanceboro, Maine. In this new edition, Hale updates his memoir to include recent revelations, including Drake’s late-in-life diagnosis of autism.

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May 29, 2015

- 13 Events

2015 Lakes Congress: Tools for Lake Management & Protection

8:00 AM - Meredith

The focus of the 2015 Lakes Congress is to provide training to participants in hands-on skills that they will use to educate, advocate, and organize to help protect and manage their local lakes. The event will feature Eric Eckl, a nationally-renowned public relations and marketing campaign strategist for environmental causes and principal of Water Words That Work, as plenary speaker and workshop presenter. Training will be provided in communications, advocacy, fundraising, aquatic invasive species prevention and identification, online mapping techniques, and much more!

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Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition

9:00 AM - Concord

Practicing their art while teaching it, St. Paul's School fine arts faculty members cultivate a community of creation within the Hargate Art Center. These teacher/artists display their recent works once a year in the Annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition at the Hargate Gallery. Meet the artists and join the SPS community in celebrating the opening of the final show of the 2014/15 school year on Friday, May 1st from 6-8 pm. Works will include paintings by Colin Callahan, photography by Charles Lemay, drawings by Brian Schroyer, and ceramics Rebecca Soderberg and will be on display May 1 - May 31 (Tues-Sat 9-4).

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17th Annual International Classic Video Game Tournament

10:00 AM - Laconia

Come see the arcade and the tournament that sparked the revival of classic coin-op arcade competitions! First 100 entrants receive a goody bag and official tournament t-shirt!

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Woodshed Roasting Company - Open House

10:00 AM - Laconia

Open house for the public to see the Roasting operation - Coffee will be served

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Take a Walk on the Shade Side

10:00 AM - Franklin

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

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Opening Reception Treasured Places, Protected Spaces with special guest Electric Earth Orchestra

4:00 PM - Keene

From Hinsdale to Hillsborough and Walpole to Wilton, hundreds of tracts of land have been conserved in the Monadnock region so that the area’s natural beauty will be preserved for the benefit of future generations. Celebrate the beauty of the Monadnock region’s conservation spaces in this wonderful juried art show entitled Treasured Places, Protected Spaces. Artists will be on hand at the opening reception from 4-6pm to talk to the public. In honor of the exhibit, Electric Earth Orchestra of Peterborough will conduct a short program of works inspired by the region’s wildest preserved lands. Nature-inspired works for flue, viola, and harp will be performed at 7pm. Treasured Places, Protected Spaces is a collaboration between regional artists, the Historical Society of Cheshire County, the Monadnock Conservancy, and other local and regional environmental groups. Proceeds from the sale of artwork goes to support the Historical Society of Cheshire County’s mission to collect, preserve and communicate the history of Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

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Free YogaWorks Class and Yoga Teacher Training Info Session

6:00 PM - Manchester

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

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6th Annual Taste of Milford

6:00 PM - Milford

Downtown Milford LIVE MUSIC ~GREAT FOOD~ GREAT SHOPS! Come enjoy what makes Milford unique as a food and shopping destination all in one night!! At the 6th Annual A Taste of Milford, 30+ restaurants, caterers, local food vendors, shops and cottage businesses will showcase their specialty foods: from Mediterranean to New England, to Burgers, Desserts, gourmet teas and coffees, to everything else in between, you will not walk away hungry!! Each food enthusiast participating in the Taste is paired with a shop or business in and around the Milford Oval and Town Hall! There is also live music throughout the evening! Come enjoy great food, great shops, and a great night out with friends or your family -- new this year: kids' prices!

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Dinner by the Vineyard featuring Rebecca Rule

6:00 PM - Lee

Appetizers, Wine & Spirit Tasting, Full Service Cash Bar and Delicious Buffet Dinner followed by NH author, humorist and storyteller Rebecca Rule. Hosted & Sponsored by Durham Great Bay Rotary

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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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Community Potluck & Open Mic

6:00 PM - Dorchester

Final Friday of the month - bring a dish to share (potluck begins at 6pm), then relax to the music and poetry of our open mic (begins at 8pm) We are located in the Western White Mountains of NH, near Plymouth.

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Young Adult author panel!

6:30 PM - Concord

Gibson's Bookstore's biggest YA author group yet, as four touring authors join us in conversation to discuss their new YA novels! Trisha Leaver, with The Secrets We Keep Twin sisters. A fatal accident. A devastating lie. Which one survived? "A girl takes over her twin sister's identity in this emotionally charged page-turner about the complicated bond between sisters." Jen Brooks, with In a World Just Right High school senior Jonathan Aubrey creates worlds at will. When he confuses which world he's in and upsets the balance of his relationships, what will happen? Lori Goldstein, Becoming Jinn Wishing doesn’t make it so, Azra does. Azra has just turned sixteen, and overnight her body lengthens, her olive skin deepens, and her eyes glisten gold thanks to the brand-new silver bangle that locks around her wrist. As she always knew it would, her Jinn ancestry brings not just magical powers but the reality of a life of servitude, as her wish granting is controlled by a remote ruling class of Jinn known as the Afrit. Lee Kelly, with City of Savages After the Red Allies turn New York City into a POW camp, two sisters must decipher the past in order to protect the future in this action-packed thriller with a dual narrative.

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Ryan Monetbleau Band

7:30 PM - Plymouth

Ryan Montbleau, who has been recording and touring as both a solo act and bandleader for much of the last 15 years, moves people. A gifted songwriter, he has developed a very special history and bond to a deeply-rooted fanbase that now stretches all over the United States and beyond. Montbleau's transcendent songcraft and powerful, uplifting voice can tackle intense topics just as easily as expressing life's simple, everyday joys. He continues to speak to a generation of fans who have been along for his rise. Like an intense, slow-burning wildfire, Montbleau has toured relentlessly and connected with audiences night after night, year after year. This gifted singer and his band have built their catalog the old-fashioned way, by introducing new songs to their live set, then bending and shaping them over dozens of performances before committing a definitive version to the hard drive. "Songwriting sits at the center of my life, basically. I always look at life through the lens of songwriting and poetry. I tend to get little scraps of writing done constantly throughout each day and night of my life. The real challenge is to build and create finished pieces and to uncover the truth of a particular song. The words have to be just right and I don't stop until I get it right."

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May 30, 2015

- 20 Events

King Pine Triathlon

6:00 AM - East Madison

The KING PINE TRIATHLON SPRINT DISTANCE is the perfect season opener for veterans of the sport looking to dust off the cobwebs as well as a beginners looking to experience their first race. Designed with beginners in mind, the race begins with a 1/3 mile swim in the crystal waters of Purity Lake. This time of the year water temperatures will be in the low 60's. A wetsuit is not mandatory, but recommended. Scenic roadways of Madison and Freedom N.H. make up the 12.5 mile Bike Course. Enjoy the beautiful rolling landscape on the newly paved road system. Run along Rt.153 into Eaton. and back. The event is open to all ability groups age 13 and up. A Triathlon RELAY TEAM Division is also available. Put together a team with family, friends or co-workers. Interested in joining a team? Looking for a team mate? We can help! The DUATHLON is available for the land lovers. We will bus you to the race start 2 miles from the transition area. Upon entering the transition area you will join the other athletes to complete the bike and run course. The Duathlon Division is open to all ability groups age 13 and up. A Duathlon RELAY TEAM Division is also available. Put together a team with family, friends or co-workers. Interested in joining a team? Looking for a team mate? We can help! An AQUABIKE DIVISION is available for the swimmers and cyclists. NO run course!! Compete with the other swimmers and cyclists, but finish your race with a short walk/jog to the finish line. This event is for everyone that doesn't enjoy the run of a triathlon.

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Mountain Mucker Obstacle Race

8:30 AM - Newbury

Mountain Mucker is a 5K obstacle race on Mount Sunapee for competitors age 12 and older. You will need strength, stamina, balance, brainpower and teammates to get through the course. Includes additional “challenge loops” if 5K isn’t enough and a competitive wave for those seeking more competition. It’s an all-day festival featuring live music, food & beverage and activities and entertainment for the whole family. Mini-Mucker and Micro-Mucker courses for kids ages 5-11. To register and for more information visit www.themountainmucker.com.

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Guided Trail Rides

9:00 AM - Stratford

9 a.m. start for trail rides & Spaghetti dinner at 4 p.m. Offered by North Country ATV & benefits Wounded Warrior Project.

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Milford Arts Festival

9:00 AM - Milford

Following the 6th Annual Taste of Milford on Friday night, May 29th, the Milford Oval will be transformed into a colony of artists on the weekend of May 30th and 31st. This event, presented by the Milford Improvement Team, will show Milford’s artistic beauty, by showcasing Fine Art from area artists, Contemporary Crafts, Live Music, Two Performance stages, Kids Activities, Face Painting, Bouncy Houses, and of course, the Unique Dining and Shopping Experience that attendees of the Milford Arts Festival will enjoy In and Around the historic Milford Oval. Many of the musical entertainers scheduled to perform at the arts festival, are some the area’s best known and favorite performers, such as PB & Jammin’, Amy Conley on the guitar, banjo, harmonica and more, The Kukuleles, Derek Fimble, Marlena Phillips, Voices of Hope, and Riverbend. Attendees will also enjoy performances by Vouli Dance, Kathy Blake Dance Studio, Tokyo Joe’s and others!! There are also Bouncy Houses and kids' art activities!

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Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition

9:00 AM - Concord

Practicing their art while teaching it, St. Paul's School fine arts faculty members cultivate a community of creation within the Hargate Art Center. These teacher/artists display their recent works once a year in the Annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition at the Hargate Gallery. Meet the artists and join the SPS community in celebrating the opening of the final show of the 2014/15 school year on Friday, May 1st from 6-8 pm. Works will include paintings by Colin Callahan, photography by Charles Lemay, drawings by Brian Schroyer, and ceramics Rebecca Soderberg and will be on display May 1 - May 31 (Tues-Sat 9-4).

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Take a Walk on the Shade Side

10:00 AM - Franklin

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

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Chain Maille for Teens & Tweens Class with Deb Fairchild

10:00 AM - Meredith

Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, May 30th from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm for a Chain Maille for Teens & Tweens Class with juried artist Deb Fairchild. In this, you will learn the (easy!) secret for transforming a pile of jump rings into an awesome bracelet using the Byzantine knot technique. You'll also learn about many different ways to use this technique to create awesome jewelry for yourself and your friends. The Byzantine is a great introduction to chain maille! The tuition for the class is $20 per student and must be paid in advance. There will be an additional $12 materials fee that will be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For ages 11 – 15. To register for this workshop either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

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Woodshed Roasting Company - Open House

10:00 AM - Laconia

Open house for the public to see the Roasting operation - Coffee will be served

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Spring Farm Day

10:00 AM - Milton NH

May 30th Spring Farm Day 10 am- 3 pm & The Milton Market 9:30 am-1:30 pm Celebrate Spring with a dance around the maypole and learn to make spring tonic. Living history farmhouse tours will focus this year on the World War 11 Era on the Jones Farm, along with 1940s cooking demonstrations and activities. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride around the farm, and demonstrations of traditional crafts. Kids can make a paper pot and plant a seed to take home and learn about Victory Gardens. Every one is invited to help plant seeds in the children’s garden. Admission: $7 adult, $4 child ages 4-17 years/ members free. The Milton Market is free and open to the public. Seedlings will be offered for sale. This program is sponsored by Studley’s Gardens of Rochester.

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D Acres Volunteer Day

10:00 AM - Dorchester

Get your hands dirty and join the the D Acres Staff in projects around the homestead. Lunch included. Held every last Saturday of the month.

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17th Annual International Classic Video Game Tournament

10:00 AM - Laconia

Come see the arcade and the tournament that sparked the revival of classic coin-op arcade competitions! First 100 entrants receive a goody bag and official tournament t-shirt!

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Mount Washington Valley Herb, Food and Beer Tour

11:00 AM - Intervale

Spring in the White Mountains brings us many things. A time for nature to renew itself and this year, a chance to bring out the culinary enthusiast in all of us.

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Distillery Tours at Djinn Spirits

12:00 PM - Nashua

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

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Chain Maille Elegance! Class with Deb Fairchild

1:00 PM - Meredith

Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, May 30th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm for a Chain Maille Elegance! class with juried artist Deb Fairchild. So many ancient chain maille techniques have been adapted for modern jewelry, and the Double Spiral technique is truly one of the most elegant and versatile. In this class students will be making a double spiral bracelet. It makes a great stand alone piece or a distinctive chain for charms and pendants. This class will also cover the basics of chain maille (tools, materials, resources, etc.). No prior chain maille experience required. The tuition for the class is $25 per student and must be paid in advance. There will be an additional $15 materials fee that will be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

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Heritage at the Mills - Akwaaba African Dance and Drum Ensemble

2:00 PM - Newmarket

The Akwaaba Dance and Drum Ensemble brings the rhythms and sounds of Africa to the Newmarket Millspace on Saturday, May 30, from 2-5 p.m. Produced by the award-winning Newmarket Heritage Festival, “Heritage at the Mills” features a high-energy performance by the Akwaaba Ensemble from 4-5 p.m. Drum enthusiasts can attend a drumming workshop for children (ages 4-12) at 2 p.m. or for adults (ages 13 and up) at 3 p.m. No experience necessary! Attend the workshops or just come for the performance. Also, enjoy “Music on Main Street” (12– 6 p.m.). Stroll the sidewalks and discover the great food, great shops, and great people in historic downtown Newmarket! Admission: $5 (children under 4, free). Drums and rhythm instruments available for sharing at the workshops. Bring drums if you have them! Location: Millspace, 55 Main Street, Newmarket, NH. For more information: heritage-festival.com.

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Memorial Day Service

2:00 PM - Rindge

An annual service dedicated to the memory and honor of all Americans who serve the Nation.

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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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Rock 'n' Roll Saturday Night Dinner Cruise

6:00 PM - Weirs Beach

Enjoy the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night on a sunset cruise with dinner and dancing aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Buffet dinner and dancing to live music. The best nightlife in New England. From Weirs Beach 6--9 PM. More information and tickets at: http://www.cruiseNH.com/schedule.php

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Caravan of Thieves

8:00 PM - Bethlehem

Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs. If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton’s house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired.

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Lost River 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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May 31, 2015

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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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Annual Golf Tournament with the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

8:45 AM - Bretton Woods

Join the MWVCC for its Golf Tournament for a day of fun and friendly competition out on the greens. This year's tournament will be held at the Omni Mount Washington Golf Course, An awards BBQ to follow at the clubhouse celebrating the winners of First, Second and Third Place Teams, and those that are... Closest to the Line - Men and Women, Longest Drive - Men and Women, Closest to the Pin - Men and Women Putting Contest - Men and Women You could even drive off in a 2015 Chevrolet Trax compliments of Crest Auto World if you land a hole-in-one. It's happened before at the Chamber's 2010 golf tournament! You never know, it could happen to you!

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Farm Brunch at Moulton Farm

9:00 AM - Meredith

The entire family will enjoy our outdoor brunch buffet featuring seasonal fruit, delicious baked goods, egg and breakfast meat dishes prepared by the farm’s talented kitchen and bakery staff.

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Milford Arts Festival

9:00 AM - Milford

Following the 6th Annual Taste of Milford on Friday night, May 29th, the Milford Oval will be transformed into a colony of artists on the weekend of May 30th and 31st. This event, presented by the Milford Improvement Team, will show Milford’s artistic beauty, by showcasing Fine Art from area artists, Contemporary Crafts, Live Music, Two Performance stages, Kids Activities, Face Painting, Bouncy Houses, and of course, the Unique Dining and Shopping Experience that attendees of the Milford Arts Festival will enjoy In and Around the historic Milford Oval. Many of the musical entertainers scheduled to perform at the arts festival, are some the area’s best known and favorite performers, such as PB & Jammin’, Amy Conley on the guitar, banjo, harmonica and more, The Kukuleles, Derek Fimble, Marlena Phillips, Voices of Hope, and Riverbend. Attendees will also enjoy performances by Vouli Dance, Kathy Blake Dance Studio, Tokyo Joe’s and others!! There are also Bouncy Houses and kids' art activities!

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Farm Brunch at Moulton Farm

9:00 AM - Meredith

The entire family will enjoy our outdoor brunch buffet featuring seasonal fruit, delicious baked goods, egg and breakfast meat dishes prepared by the farm’s talented kitchen and bakery staff.

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17th Annual International Classic Video Game Tournament

10:00 AM - Laconia

Come see the arcade and the tournament that sparked the revival of classic coin-op arcade competitions! First 100 entrants receive a goody bag and official tournament t-shirt!

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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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Take a Walk on the Shade Side

10:00 AM - Franklin

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

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Mount Washington Valley Herb, Food and Beer Tour

11:00 AM - Intervale

Spring in the White Mountains brings us many things. A time for nature to renew itself and this year, a chance to bring out the culinary enthusiast in all of us.

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Distillery Tours at Djinn Spirits

12:00 PM - Nashua

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

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"Dick Whittington and His Cat" presented by MoCo Arts Storytime Theatre

2:00 PM - Keene

Dick Whittington and His Cat, presented by MoCo Arts Storytime Theatre, May 31 at 2 & 4pm at the MoCo Arts Black Box Theatre. $10/general, available May 4 by visiting or calling the MoCo Arts front desk for tickets, 357-2100. www.moco.org. Dick Whittington is a poor boy who travels to London with hopes of finding streets paved with gold. He arrives to find it filled with people, mud, and horses but no gold. He does however find a cat, a very special cat, who is the best mouser in the city. Will this cat bring fortune to poor Dick Whittington?

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"Dick Whittington and His Cat" presented by MoCo Arts Storytime Theatre

4:00 PM - Keene

Dick Whittington and His Cat, presented by MoCo Arts Storytime Theatre, May 31 at 2 & 4pm at the MoCo Arts Black Box Theatre. $10/general, available May 4 by visiting or calling the MoCo Arts front desk for tickets, 357-2100. www.moco.org. Dick Whittington is a poor boy who travels to London with hopes of finding streets paved with gold. He arrives to find it filled with people, mud, and horses but no gold. He does however find a cat, a very special cat, who is the best mouser in the city. Will this cat bring fortune to poor Dick Whittington?

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Gallery Recepton - The Artistry of Hooked Rugs

5:30 PM - Moultonborough

Join us as we celebrate the first gallery exhibit of the season, The Artistry of Hooked Rugs. Complimentary wine and crudités will be available during the reception. THE ARTISTRY OF HOOKED RUGS On view May 9 through June 29 Join us for the first gallery exhibit of the season, The Artistry of Hooked Rugs. This juried exhibition, showcasing hooked rugs handcrafted by local fiber artists, will be on display in The Carriage House Art Gallery. Check the calendar on our website, www.castleintheclouds.org/program-calendar, for fiber artist demonstration days! Exhibition and Gallery Reception generously sponsored by Tanger Outlets Tilton.

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Benefit Jazz Concert

7:00 PM - Nashua

Seasoned jazz musicians Pam Purvis and Bob Ackerman are returning to Nashua with their sophisticated, soulful and swinging jazz, uniquely interpreting standards from the American songbook, jazz classics and original material, with Purvis on vocals and keyboard, Ackerman on the saxophone, clarinet and flute. Pam and Bob are known for drawing in an audience, with Purvis often getting an entire audience to join her in scatting. All proceeds from the concert help fund the restoration of the Yankee Flyer Diner mural by NH Artist Laureate James Aponovich in downtown Nashua.

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