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May 23, 2015

- 24 Events

New Castle Church Spring Yard Sale

8:00 AM - New Castle

Join us on Saturday, May 23 for our spring yard sale. You will discover many treasures such as books, collectibles, appliances, gently used clothing, boutique items, and, as always, “white elephants”. Take time for lunch with the delicious baked goods and hot dogs. Mark your calendars, make your plans, and spend a delightful morning in lovely New Castle by the sea.

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“Casting for Kirby” YOUTH FISHING DERBY

8:00 AM - Waterville Valley

Kids can grab parents and tackle for a fishing derby on the shores of Corcoran Pond! Prizes awarded across age groups. Sponsored by WV Public Safety and Recreation Departments. 603-236-4695

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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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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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2nd Annual Heritage Plants Sale

9:00 AM - Keene

Today people are rediscovering heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables because they taste better and are better adapted to the region. At the Heritage Plants Sale the Historical Society will offer fruit tree seedlings, berry bushes, heirloom vegetable starts, herbs, elm tree and chestnut tree seedlings, native plants, and more. Anyone who is interested in gardening or landscaping with heritage plants should save the dates for the Heritage Plants Sale at the historic Wyman Tavern. Proceeds will benefit the programs of the Historical Society of Cheshire County.

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Mount Sunapee Adventure Park Opens

9:00 AM - Newbury

The Mount Sunapee Adventure Park at South Peak features a 2 ½ hour Canopy Zip-Line Tour, an Aerial Challenge Course, a 18-Hole Championship Disc Golf Course, an 18-Hole Miniature Golf Course, Airbag Jump/Climbing Walls, Chairlift rides and Interpretive Hiking Trail. New this summer is family friendly Downhill Mountain Biking. Fun, excitement and challenge for the whole family.

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Memorial Weekend Craft Fair

10:00 AM - North Conway

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

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Memorial Day 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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Storytime musical special guest Donald Saaf, with The ABC Animal Orchestra

10:00 AM - Concord

Gibson's Bookstore has stories and crafts on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10am. All are welcome, and registration is not required, please join us! This weekend's guest author/musician is Donald Saaf, who illustrated many highly acclaimed books for children, including Skinny Brown Dog, Pushkin Minds the Bundle, The Easter Bunny that Overslept, and Wee G. In The ABC Animal Orchestra, Aardvarks play accordions, Butterflies strum banjos, Chimpanzees crash cymbals, and preschoolers learn their ABCs with the fresh, alliterative text and the charming illustrations of animal friends playing music with instruments from around the world.

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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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Opening Day

10:00 AM - Wolfeboro Falls

The Museum opens for the 2015 season. Come visit the season exhibit "A Pilgrimage to Simplicity: Lake Wentworth Traditions and History". This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Lake Wentworth Association and Lake Wentworth Foundation. The exhibit will cover the history of the lake from the last Royal Governor of New Hampshire, John Wentworth through to modern day past times.

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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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Budweiser & Burgers

12:00 PM - Merrimack

May is National Hamburger Month! Come Enjoy a Budweiser and a Burger, listen to Local Musician, Justin Cohen, and partake in some lawn games. Event is from 12noon - 6pm. Admission is Free; Burgers are for Sale. Brewery tours from 10am-4pm. Have your picture taken with one of our World Famous Clydesdales from 2pm-3pm. Gift Shop open from 10am-6pm. We look forward to you and your friends joining us for our Budweiser & Burgers Event!

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

7:00 PM - Weirs Beach

Salute to Service Dinner Cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington Join us to celebrate our public servants: First Responders, Police, Fire Fighters, EMTs and US Military & Veterans and more. Enjoy a dinner cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington for only $30. This offer is extended to everybody but please help spread the word to all the public servants you know. The cruise departs Weirs Beach at 7 PM. For more information call 603-366-5531 or go to: www.cruiseNH.com

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Love Letters

7:30 PM - Concord

A disarmingly funny and unforgettably emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? Featuring Kevin Gardner and Kathy Somssich in roles of wo lifetimes. Come celebrate life as it was lived before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Skype and email!

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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 24, 2015

- 21 Events

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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Wildquack Duck River Festival

8:00 AM - Jackson

2015 is the 26th running of the Ducks and it promises to be EVEN more exciting this year. This event offers great local and visiting food vendors, kids games and challenges, the Jackson Fire Department obstacle course, 5 Minutes of Fame Wildquack Duck Stage, Jackson's Cake Boss Competition and more surprises. "Wildquack" the Duck will be there to welcome you to Jackson Village. With No Admissions Fee anyone can cheer, laugh and feel the excitement as over 3108 ducks bob and splash their way to the finish line. Your Duck Race ticket could win you more than $1,000 in cash or one of more than 60 other valuable prizes. Every year more than $10,000 in cash and prizes are won.

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Franklin Animal Shelter 5K

8:30 AM - Franklin

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

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Vibram Birdie Bash Disc Golf Day

8:30 AM - Newbury

Vibram Birdie Bash is a fun day of Disc Golf for beginners through tournament players. For $30 each participant receives two rounds of Disc Golf, two Vibram discs, a shirt, towel and coaster mini. There are tons of prizes and everyone has a chance to win. Register at discgolfscene.com

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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Memorial Weekend Craft Fair

10:00 AM - North Conway

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

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Memorial Day 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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26th ANNUAL CHOWDERFEST & BREWS

12:00 PM - Waterville Valley

Area restaurants vie for the coveted title of best local chowder. Guests help by casting their vote! Noon to 2pm. Admission fee covers generous samples of chowder and a voting ballot. From noon to 4 pm, seasonal ales are available in the brew tent, accompanied by a free outdoor rock & blues concert.

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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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Boston Stand-up Comedy Night

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Boston Stand-up Comedy returns to Jean’s Playhouse, this time with headliner Mike Donovan, as seen on The Best Damn Sports Show and The Last Comic Standing! Originally from South Boston, Mike attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He graduated from Career Academy School of Broadcasting in 1973 and was a top-40 DJ at WEKT-FM in Hammondsport NY in 1974-1975. Mike got his first stand-up comedy gig at Corning NY and became a full time stand-up comedian in 1978. Donovan is also a writer whose articles have been published in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Sports Collectors Digest. He has also worked as a reporter for Sports Illustrated, and was a radio talk show host on WTTK-FM Boston in 2008. Mike appears regularly at the Comedy Stops at the Sahara Las Vegas and the Tropicana Atlantic City. For more information on Mike Donovan, visit his website at: http://www.comedianmikedonovan.com/

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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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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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