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August 02, 2015

- 24 Events

Fairy House Festival and Tea Party

10:00 AM - Newbury

A celebration of Fairy Houses that connects children to the natural world. This magical afternoon features Tracy Kane reading from her book, Fairy Houses, and sharing photos of whimsical fairy habitats built from all natural materials to attract fairies and their friends. Children visit The Fells Fairy Village and create their very own fairy house. The afternoon culminates with a whimsical Tea Party on the veranda. Children are invited to dress in their finest Fairy or Troll attire.

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Farm Feast Breakfast & Open House/Open Trails

10:00 AM - Dorchester

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

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The Ultimate Tribute Band Music Fest

4:00 PM - Rochester

Two incredible days, six amazing Tribute Bands! National & Regional Tribute Artists take stage for a weekend-long dedication to some of the most beloved and biggest musical legends of all time. These performers will leave you believing you're hearing and seeing the real thing! You'll marvel and sing-along to hits of yesterday and today from the likes of ABBA, Jason Aldean, Aerosmith, Garth Brooks, U2 and Bon Jovi!

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Mall-Wide Tent Sale at Settlers' Green

9:00 AM - North Conway

Four days of tent hopping, back to school, summer clearance and fall fashions. See what stores have tents this year at settlersgreen.com.

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Private Appraisal with Bruce Buxton

3:00 PM - Moultonborough

NEW this year! If you are interested in a more personal assessment with Bruce Buxton, we are opening the doors early for private appraisals. In addition to attending Attic Treasures Roadshow, you can purchase a ten minute appraisal with Bruce for one of your treasured items at our Carriage House. Appointments are limited – visit www.castleintheclouds.org or call 603-476-5414 to purchase a private appraisal.

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Attic Treasures Roadshow

5:30 PM - Moultonborough

Do you have an attic full of treasures? How about an attic full of things you’re not sure if you should keep? Here’s your chance to find out what they are worth! Appraiser Bruce Buxton of Portland, Maine joins us again in the Winnipesaukee Room to evaluate and discuss your treasures (limit 2 per person). Wine and crudité reception included. Visit www.castleintheclouds.org or call 603-476-5414 to register. Generously sponsored by Seacoast Security.

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Touch-A-Truck

10:00 AM - Lincoln

Grab your kids and check out some of the big machinery that keeps Loon Mountain running every winter and summer. Kids will love exploring our dump trucks, excavators, bulldozers, and maybe even a fire truck or two. They'll even be able to hop behind the controls of a snowcat to see what it's like to work as a groomer during the winter. While you're here, take some time to play lawn games, listen to live music, and sample carnival fare.

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Milford Antiques Shows

8:30 AM - Milford

Over 80 dealers from several states present a large variety of quality antiques and collectibles at reasonable prices. Show hours are short and sweet from 8:30 am to 11 am. Free parking, cafe with fresh baked goods, delicious omelets and good coffee.

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Stay Cool with a Woodland Walk

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features walks through 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 or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1PM – 5PM (tea price $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise on the M/S Mount Washington

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach

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

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5th Annual 80’s Weekend

11:30 AM - Laconia

Come have a totally tubular time at The NASWA! For the third year in a row, we’ll be blasting the most radical 80’s tunes all weekend. Come just to veg out or party hearty on the beach! We’re stoked to the max to see you looking bodacious in your 80’s gear for our gnarly 80’s costume contest. Come visit us to celebrate and pay tribute to the best decade, like, ever! Here are a few ideas for you. Your 80’s weekend checklist: leg warmers, neon clothes, acid washed jeans, banana clips, hair spray for sky high bangs, fingerless gloves, and swatch watches. Free Live Entertainment! Sunday, August 2th at 3PM - DJ Terry

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Hollis Flea Market

7:00 AM - Hollis

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

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

10:30 AM - Lincoln

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

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"Storybook Sunday" at The Hobo Railroad

12:30 PM - Lincoln

Every Sunday between June 28th and September 6th the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation presents Storybook Sunday! Following your one hour and twenty minute excursion aboard our restored coaches along the Pemigewasset River, families can relax at the "Choo Choo Theater", under the Hobo Junction Railroad Station canopy, for a special book reading at 12:30pm & 2:30pm. Each Sunday you'll meet a different storybook character and enjoy a reading from one of their books. Visits this season will include Curious George, Martha the Talking Dog, Corduroy, Winnie the Pooh, Clifford & Peter Rabbit. Trains depart Hobo Junction Station at 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm. Train tickets may be purchased on line from our reservation service at www.HoboRR.com. Tickets are not refundable are are date/time sensitive.

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Red Jersey Summer Race Series

9:00 AM - Intervale

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

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"Charley's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas at the Peterborough Players

12:00 PM - Peterborough

Charley's Aunt - A classic farce by Brandon Thomas One of the most successful and entertaining farces of all time, Charley’s Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates without an appropriate chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. A quiet luncheon turns into a hilarious masquerade as the young ladies are introduced to the boys’ friend posing as Charley’s Aunt from Brazil — where the nuts come from. When the real aunt shows up, classic comedic confusion ensues! Rated PG July 29 - August 9, 2015 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday Evenings 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons www.playerstix.com Box Office: 603-924-7585

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82nd Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair

10:00 AM - Newbury

Make the Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair and the Lake Sunapee Region your summertime destination. Bring your family and friends and experience fun and creativity during the nine-day Annual Craftsmen’s Fair. You can shop for one-of-a-kind craft in all price ranges, see demonstrations by master craftsmen, participate in do-it-yourself workshops, get ideas from indoor and outdoor exhibitions, and learn how to start a craft collection. It all happens at the scenic Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH from August 1-9, 2015. Visit our website, www.nhcrafts.org, to learn more and purchase tickets online.

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42nd Annual Show & Shine

8:00 AM - Merrimack

42nd Annual Show & Shine at Anheuser Busch in Merrimack, NH. 500 + show cars, beautiful venue, DJ, food and take a tour. ALL proceeds benefits Make A Wish, NH

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Mount Sunapee Aerial Sky Rides 2015

10:00 AM - Newbury

Enjoy the beautiful scenery at the summit of Mount Sunapee! Ride the Sunapee Express chair to Mount Sunapee's 2,743' summit for a spectacular view. Weather permitting. Food and refreshments will be available from Mount Sunapee's Culinary Services.

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West Side Story, the classic musical presented by The Majestic Theatre

7:00 PM - Manchester

THE MAJESTIC THEATRE WILL PRESENT WEST SIDE STORY ON JULY 24 – AUGUST 2!” About the show: From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. Majestic’s West Side Story stars an ensemble cast under the Direction of Rebecca Antonakos, assisted by A. Robert Dionne, Musical Direction by Judy Hayward, and Choreography by Jen Sassak. Join us for “West Side Story” on Fridays & Saturdays, July 24, 25, 31 & August 1 at 7pm and on Sunday August 2 at 2pm. Performances will be held at The Manchester Community Music School’s Holy Cross Hall located at 2291 Elm Street in Manchester. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and above and $12 for youth 17 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 669-7469, online at www.majestictheatre.net or at the door prior to the performance. The Majestic is a non-profit NH community arts organization. Visit www.majestictheatre.net for more information.

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Northeastern Empire Vs. Monadnock Marauders

12:00 PM - Manchester

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Come watch the Northeastern Empire kick off their inaugural season at Manchester High School West! The Empire is an adult, semi-pro football team and a member of the NEFL, New England's premier semi-pro football league. Tickets are $10.00 at the gate and children ages 10 and under are FREE! Season tickets are just $30.00 for all 4 home games. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit the Wounded Warrior project. Check out our website for the full game schedule and for more information @ www.empirefootball.org. Also like us on Facebook. See you at the game!

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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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Franconia Notch State Park, Discovery Table

4:00 PM - Lincoln

Come to Franconia Notch State Park and visit Ranger Vicky outside the Campground store to learn about some of the animals that live in New Hampshire, do some crafts, and do a scavenger hunt around the campground!

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Franconia Notch State Park, Campfire Stories

8:00 PM - Lincoln

Join the Rangers of Franconia Notch State Park for a fun-filled evening of wonderful interactive stories! Meet at the Campground Amphitheater early to learn how to build a campfire, but BYOM (bring your own marshmallows)!  

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August 03, 2015

- 20 Events

NHTP Presents Summer Theatre Camps

9:00 AM - Portsmouth

NHTP offers Summer Theatre Camps as a great way to educate students about the world and work of theatre. NHTP camps are held at the air-conditioned West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth and provide students with the opportunity to create and present their work in a professional theatre venue. All NHTP instructors have extensive experience working with students in both educational & theatrical settings. NHTP camps emphasize artistic excellence, critical thinking, teamwork, and lots of summer fun! To register, contact us at 603-431-6644 x 4 or [email protected] Scholarships available. Kids Theatre Camp (ages 6-9) ~ July 6-11, 2015 Time: 9 am-Noon Fee: $325 (Deposit $125) Story Theatre Camp (ages 8-12) ~ July 20-Aug 1, 2015 Time: 9 am-3 pm Fee: $525 (Deposit $175) Teen Theatre Camp (ages 13-17) July 6-18, 2015 Time: July 6-10, 1-4 pm; July 13-17, 10 am-4 pm Fee: $525 (Deposit $175) Strafford Summer Arts Camp ~ Aug 3-7, 2015 Time: 9 am - 3 pm Fee: $325 ($250 for residents of Center Strafford, NH) (NOTE: This camp is NOT held at West End Studio Theatre).

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Youth Boat Building

9:00 AM - Wolfeboro Falls

9am-3pm. Mon - Fri. The session is for boys and girls ages 12 and up. Students will be taught the safe use of hand and a limited number of small power tools, as well as team building. Trained volunteers assist students throughout the completion of their own boats. Students can choose from the one-person canoe, one-person kayak or Bevin’s Skiff. A special launching with family is held on Lake Wentworth to celebrate the completion of the boats. Call or visit the web for more information. Scholarships available.

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Monday Night Concerts

6:00 PM - Lebanon

Enjoy FREE old fashioned concerts on Lebanon's Colburn Park. A mixture of acoustic, cover, brass, jazz and community band music will be featured. Bring a lawn chair and a friend. Enjoy picnic preview performances at 6 pm. Featured performers begin at 7 pm. June 29 - Upper Valley Community Band (Big Band) July 6 - Michele Fay Band (Americana) July 13 - Woodchucks' Revenge (Folk) July 20 - Upper Valley Community Band (Big Band) July 27 - The Panhandlers (Caribbean Steel Drum Music) August 3 - Mary Maguire Band (Folk/Country) August 10 - East Bay Jazz Band (Jazz) August 17 - Lyme Town Band (Big Band)

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Mall-Wide Tent Sale at Settlers' Green

9:00 AM - North Conway

Four days of tent hopping, back to school, summer clearance and fall fashions. See what stores have tents this year at settlersgreen.com.

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Birthday Celebration

9:30 AM - North Conway

Celebrate our 41st birthday with reduced fares (does not include dining cars). Each passenger will receive cake and lemonade on their return to our station. Festivities and entertainment included.

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Walks & Talks - Geology

10:00 AM - Moultonborough

GEOLOGY PRESENTED BY: BOB NEWTON Have you ever wondered how New Hampshire was formed? Have you heard rumors that the Castle sits on an imploded volcano? Join Bob Newton, Professor of Geology at Smith College, for a walk on the Castle grounds. Bob will explain the geologic events that shaped the landscape and the Ossipee Ring Dike.

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Acoustic Mondays

5:30 PM - Moultonborough

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

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Swinging to Oldies Tunes on a Dinner Cruise

6:00 PM - Weirs Beach

Enjoy an evening of dining and dancing to the tunes of the good old days aboard the M/S Mount Washington while cruising Lake Winnipesaukee. A delicious buffet dinner and live music is part of the package. if you are 60+, you get a $10 discount Monday nights. For more information call 603-366-5531 or go to www.cruiseNH.com

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

10:30 AM - Lincoln

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

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Summer Adult Pottery Intensive

2:30 PM - Manchester

This is an introductory pottery intensive. We will be meeting 5 days in a row this week and will cover the basic elements of throwing on the pottery wheel (centering, cylinders, bowls, trimming, and basic decoration). If time allows, we will add other lessons to the class. We will schedule a date at the end of the intensive to meet again to glaze all of the pieces that were made during the class. One Intensive week will be August 3-7 from 2:30-5:30PM. Another week we are offering is August 24-28 from 2:30-5:30. Call or email the studio to sign up for either of the week long intensives. The cost is $155, plus $20 for a bag of clay.

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82nd Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair

10:00 AM - Newbury

Make the Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair and the Lake Sunapee Region your summertime destination. Bring your family and friends and experience fun and creativity during the nine-day Annual Craftsmen’s Fair. You can shop for one-of-a-kind craft in all price ranges, see demonstrations by master craftsmen, participate in do-it-yourself workshops, get ideas from indoor and outdoor exhibitions, and learn how to start a craft collection. It all happens at the scenic Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH from August 1-9, 2015. Visit our website, www.nhcrafts.org, to learn more and purchase tickets online.

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Mount Sunapee Aerial Sky Rides 2015

10:00 AM - Newbury

Enjoy the beautiful scenery at the summit of Mount Sunapee! Ride the Sunapee Express chair to Mount Sunapee's 2,743' summit for a spectacular view. Weather permitting. Food and refreshments will be available from Mount Sunapee's Culinary Services.

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Mount Sunapee Yoga With A View

11:00 AM - Newbury

Yoga Instructor Brianna Drenner will lead a 60-minute yoga class at Mount Sunapee’s 2,743’ summit each day starting at 11:00am. Participants can either hike to the summit or ride the Sunapee Express chair. Participants must bring their own yoga mat. Reservations requested. Check-in at the Adventure Park Welcome Center.

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Broadway Bound Summer Camp at Jean's Playhouse

9:00 AM - Lincoln

Broadway Bound Camp will take place July 27-August 7, 2015 (Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 4 PM), with a final performance on Saturday, August 8 at 2 PM. Broadway Bound is a unique and memorable day camp experience that puts your son/daughter on the stage instead of in the audience! Taught by the Papermill Theatre Company’s professional mainstage actors, Broadway Bound offers a variety of fun and engaging courses that will have your kids singing and dancing like no one is watching. Themes of the day camp change from year to year, but courses typically include improvisation, arts and crafts, singing, dancing, acting, theatre games, and more. All the courses are designed to be fun and contribute to creating the final performance. The camp wraps up with a grand finale that showcases the new skills your kids have learned. Pack the house with friends and family as your kids sing and dance their way across the big Jean’s Playhouse stage.

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Children's Theatre at the Claremont Opera House

10:00 AM - Claremont

See original musical adaptations of your favorite folk tales presented by professional performers Monday mornings at the Claremont Opera House this summer! Goldilocks and the Three Bears: June 22 The Pied Piper of Hamelin: June 29 Puss in Boots: July 6 Arabian Nights: July 13 The Three Little Pigs: July 20 The Emperor’s New Clothes: July 27 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves: Aug 3 Pinocchio: Aug 10

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Children's Theatre at the Plainfield Town Hall in Twin Cloud

1:00 PM - Twin Cloud

See original musical adaptations of your favorite folk tales presented by professional performers every Monday at 1:00 pm at the Plainfield Town Hall in Twin Cloud this summer! Goldilocks and the Three Bears -- June 22 *Special time for June 22 only - 2:00 pm The Pied Piper of Hamelin -- June 29 Puss in Boots -- July 6 Arabian Nights -- July 13 The Three Little Pigs -- July 20 The Emperor's New Clothes -- July 27 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves -- August 3 Pinocchio -- August 10

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Pippin at Jean's Playhouse

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day. Weds matinees at 2:00 pm on 8/5 & 8/19

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Free Hour of Movie Trailers

6:30 PM - Peterborough

Peterborough Community Theatre will be featuring a full hour of movie trailers* for upcoming films at no charge to the public. Those who love watching previews are welcome to stop by and watch as many or as few as they would like. Here are some of the trailers being featured: Goosebumps, The Gift, Creed, He Named Me Malala, People, Places, Things Sleeping with Other People, Jenny's Wedding, London Has Fallen I Am Chris Farley, Steve Jobs Please note: Some of the trailers presented contain subject matter that may not be suitable for younger audiences. Parental discretion is advised. * Trailers subject to change and are not a guarantee of being shown at Peterborough Community Theatre in the future.

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Art & Science of Printmaking with R.P Hale

7:00 PM - Meredith

The League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will be having a free lecture by printmaker R.P Hale on August 3rd from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This lecture will be hosted by the Meredith Bay Colony Club. R.P. Hale is a multigenerational interdisciplinary artist, master-calligrapher and illustrator, medical illustrator, wood engraver, printmaker, early musician and harpsichord maker whose work is in collections and museums worldwide. His style is illustrative and he deliberately cultivated a late-18th-century engraving style for his work, all of which is by commission. His illustrated talk on the process of wood engraving covers materials, production, printing, some of the applied physics and math of the printing process and some of his own Mexican family's long history in art, printing and wood engraving. He inherited nearly all of his tools, shop equipment, type fonts, and two of his three presses. He will have examples of the many tools, materials and prints he has made, including works-in-progress for commissions, along with some of his calligraphy work. The mission of the League of NH Craftsmen is to encourage, nurture and promote the creation, use and preservation of fine contemporary and traditional craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community. All of our lectures are free and held in the Bistro Room at the Meredith Bay Colony Club located at 21 Mile Point Drive in Meredith, NH. Space is limited so we request that you reserve your seats in advance by calling the Gallery at (603) 279-7920. The League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Gallery is located at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith, NH. For more information on lectures, classes and demonstrations go to our website at: www.nhcrafts.org /meredith.

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Old Time Rules Will Prevail: The Fiddle Contest in New Hampshire and New England

7:30 PM - Wolfeboro

Fiddle contests evolved from endurance marathons to playing a set number of tunes judged by certain specific criteria. Whether large or small, fiddle contests tried to show who was the "best," as well as preserve old-time fiddling and raise money for local organizations. In recent years, the fiddle contest has declined significantly in New England due to cultural changes and financial viability. The greatest legacies of these contests were recordings made during live competition. A sampling of these tunes is played during the presentation, as well as some live fiddling by the presenter, Adam Boyce.This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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August 04, 2015

- 21 Events

Ron Goodgame & Donna Canney 2015 Educational Programming

7:00 PM - Wolfeboro

Last Shots for Patton’s Third Army – Lecture and Book Signing by author Robert Fuller Robert Fuller has identified the individuals who fired the last shots for every unit in the 3rd Army in the closing days of World War II and the circumstances under which those shots were fired. Fuller also provides a comprehensive history of the 3rd Army from its inception during World War I. He includes a brief overview of General Patton's career, adding a very interesting and revealing segment in which Patton explains in some detail how he expects each type of unit to fight and how these various units will integrate their efforts. The book is filled with anecdotal and factual events related right down to the platoon and squad level, with individual soldiers' stories told in their own words. Fuller's book will be a "must read" for anyone interested in the 3rd Army or in the soldiers who served on the ground during WWII and also for people generally interested in WW II. Robert P. Fuller has been interested in military history for many years. He holds B.S. (Education.) and M.S. (Education.) degrees from the University of Maine. Doors open at 6:00 program begins at 7:00. Please call 569-1212 to reserve your seats.

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Discovering Hummingbirds

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features environments to attract hummingbirds. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1PM – 5PM (tea price $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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

10:30 AM - Lincoln

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

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Movies on the Green at Settlers' Green

6:00 PM - North Conway

Watch a free outdoor movie with your family on our 16-foot movie screen on Tuesday nights in July & August, starting Tuesday, July 7. Activities from our local partners start at 6 p.m. and include face paiting by the MWV Children's Museum and special events from our local partners. Movies start at dusk and are all family films. Comfy outdoor lounge chairs are provided for the first 30 guests or bring your own chair or blanket. Order pizza or dinner from Brandli's Pizza Grille, ice cream and popcorn from Kaity's Big Chill or dessert from the White Mountain Cupcakery, and enjoy an evening on the green on a warm summer night! Movies are weather dependent. Decisions to cancel a screening will be made just before showtime. For the latest information, call (888) 667-9636 or see our Facebook and Twitter page for updates.

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Summer Adult Pottery Intensive

2:30 PM - Manchester

This is an introductory pottery intensive. We will be meeting 5 days in a row this week and will cover the basic elements of throwing on the pottery wheel (centering, cylinders, bowls, trimming, and basic decoration). If time allows, we will add other lessons to the class. We will schedule a date at the end of the intensive to meet again to glaze all of the pieces that were made during the class. One Intensive week will be August 3-7 from 2:30-5:30PM. Another week we are offering is August 24-28 from 2:30-5:30. Call or email the studio to sign up for either of the week long intensives. The cost is $155, plus $20 for a bag of clay.

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"Charley's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas at the Peterborough Players

12:00 PM - Peterborough

Charley's Aunt - A classic farce by Brandon Thomas One of the most successful and entertaining farces of all time, Charley’s Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates without an appropriate chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. A quiet luncheon turns into a hilarious masquerade as the young ladies are introduced to the boys’ friend posing as Charley’s Aunt from Brazil — where the nuts come from. When the real aunt shows up, classic comedic confusion ensues! Rated PG July 29 - August 9, 2015 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday Evenings 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons www.playerstix.com Box Office: 603-924-7585

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82nd Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair

10:00 AM - Newbury

Make the Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair and the Lake Sunapee Region your summertime destination. Bring your family and friends and experience fun and creativity during the nine-day Annual Craftsmen’s Fair. You can shop for one-of-a-kind craft in all price ranges, see demonstrations by master craftsmen, participate in do-it-yourself workshops, get ideas from indoor and outdoor exhibitions, and learn how to start a craft collection. It all happens at the scenic Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH from August 1-9, 2015. Visit our website, www.nhcrafts.org, to learn more and purchase tickets online.

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Water Matters- The People’s Forest: The Story of the White Mountain National Forrest

7:00 PM - Holderness

In the late 1800s, New Hampshire’s White Mountains were ground zero for an environmental disaster caused by ruthless logging and the massive forest fires, erosion, and flooding that followed. The vast destruction launched a national battle over the fate of America’s forestlands and sparked one of the first grassroots conservation movements. Leading the way was a unique partnership of citizens, politicians, and business and civic groups that believed conservation could benefit both the environment and economy. This is the dramatic film, by Filmmaker David Huntley, of how those unlikely allies saved the White Mountains and created over 50 new National Forests and Grasslands in 40 states, totaling more than 20 million acres of public lands.

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29th Annual Cochecho Arts Festival Waldorf School Children's Series

10:30 AM - Dover

The Waldorf School Children’s Series has grown dramatically in recent years, and these popular family events now average over 500 attendees per week. The host site, the Rotary Arts Pavilion is located in Henry Law Park, and is footsteps away from the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, the City’s Indoor Swimming Pool, and the playground and grassy riverside expanse at Henry Law Park itself. All of this makes for an extremely enjoyable and fun-filled day for the entire family right in downtown Dover. Each week, the Children’s Series features a different performance, including music, dancing, puppeteers, jugglers and magicians.

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Mount Sunapee Aerial Sky Rides 2015

10:00 AM - Newbury

Enjoy the beautiful scenery at the summit of Mount Sunapee! Ride the Sunapee Express chair to Mount Sunapee's 2,743' summit for a spectacular view. Weather permitting. Food and refreshments will be available from Mount Sunapee's Culinary Services.

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Broadway Bound Summer Camp at Jean's Playhouse

9:00 AM - Lincoln

Broadway Bound Camp will take place July 27-August 7, 2015 (Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 4 PM), with a final performance on Saturday, August 8 at 2 PM. Broadway Bound is a unique and memorable day camp experience that puts your son/daughter on the stage instead of in the audience! Taught by the Papermill Theatre Company’s professional mainstage actors, Broadway Bound offers a variety of fun and engaging courses that will have your kids singing and dancing like no one is watching. Themes of the day camp change from year to year, but courses typically include improvisation, arts and crafts, singing, dancing, acting, theatre games, and more. All the courses are designed to be fun and contribute to creating the final performance. The camp wraps up with a grand finale that showcases the new skills your kids have learned. Pack the house with friends and family as your kids sing and dance their way across the big Jean’s Playhouse stage.

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Children's Theatre at the Concord Capitol Center for the Arts

11:00 AM - Concord

See original musical adaptations of your favorite folk tales presented by professional performers every Tuesday at 11:00 AM or 2:30 PM at the Concord Capitol Center for the Arts this summer! Goldilocks and the Three Bears - June 23 The Pied Piper of Hamelin - June 30 Puss in Boots - July 7 Arabian Nights - July 14 The Three Little Pigs - July 21 The Emperor's New Clothes - July 28 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves - Aug 4 Pinocchio - Aug 11

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Pippin at Jean's Playhouse

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day. Weds matinees at 2:00 pm on 8/5 & 8/19

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New Hampshire Music Festival: Chamber Concert Series

8:00 PM - Plymouth

Join our Festival musicians on Tuesday evenings in the acoustic gem of the Smith Recital Hall for the wildly popular chamber music series. Explore and enjoy the world of the sonata, trio, and quartet, as our world-class musicians perform these masterpieces-in-miniature. These eclectic concerts cover the entire gamut - from the Baroque era to works recently written by Nico Muhly. Tuesday, July 7 Martinů: Trio for Flute, Violoncello, Piano, H.300 Martinů: Duo No. 1 for Violin and Cello, H.157 Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 Tuesday, July 14 = Beethoven: Sextet, E-Flat Major, Op. 81B Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2, A Major, Op. 81 Tuesday, July 21 Babadjanian: Piano Trio in F-Sharp minor Chopin: Cello Sonata, Op. 65 Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26 Tuesday, July 28 Nico Muhly: Clear Music Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 Tuesday, August 4 Schubert: Octet in F Major

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WFOM Summer Piano Concert - Frances Renzi

5:00 PM - Wolfeboro

Second Annual Summer Piano Concert Series - Frances Renzi “Big time playing...a wonderfully banked emotionalism." [TOLEDO BLADE]

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A Visit With Queen Victoria

7:00 PM - Meredith

In 1837, teenaged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. Those who would try to usurp her power underestimated this self-willed intelligent young woman whose mettle sustained her through her 63-year reign. Using Queen Victoria's diary and letters, this program reveals the personal details of a powerful yet humane woman, who took seriously her role as monarch in a time of great expansion. She and her husband, Albert, set an example of high moral character and dedication, a novelty in the royal house after generations of scandal. Through her children she left a royal legacy; an era bears her name. Sally Mummey performs this living history in proper 19th Century clothing resplendent with Royal Orders. This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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Ariana Grande

7:30 PM - Manchester

Pop music's biggest breakout of the year, Ariana Grande, will be at the Verizon Wireless Arena with her magnetic charm, impressive voice & astounding presence. Special guest, Prince Royce will also be on this tour.

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National Night Out

5:00 PM - Contoocook

Celebrate National Night Out with your favorite stores & restaurants in Contoocook Village

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Franconia Notch State Park, By Gorge, it's Gorgeous!

2:00 PM - Lincoln

Investigate and explore your surroundings at Franconia Notch State Park with a fun scavenger hunt! Keep an eye out for Ranger Nicole or Ranger Vicky at the Flume Gorge Visitor Center to grab your materials. They will be there marveling at your discoveries and passing out fun surprises!

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Somersworth National Night Out

5:30 PM - Somersworth

Join the Somersworth Prevention Coalition and the Somersworth Police Department on August 4th at Jules Bisson Park to celebrate National Night Out. This event is free for all community members and is a great opportunity to get to know your local police force and neighbors and to help build a stronger, safer community in Somersworth. There will be food and fun activities for everyone and a raffle for all in attendance. Local organizations will be present to provide resources and information on available services in the community.

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Lamont Gallery Presents – A Pattern Language

9:00 AM - Exeter

A Pattern Language Sean Riley, Tracy Spadafora and Steven Zoldak July 7-August 7, 2015 Reception: Thursday, July 16, 5-6:30 pm Artists in A Pattern Language explore the transformative potential of material through line, pattern, and rhythm. Their work, and their process, invite us to “make a world” through imagining places near and far, constructing objects, ideas, and systems, and sharing those discoveries with others. Sean Riley works with fibers, textiles, drawing and collage. In his memorial project, he uses pieces of material from his father’s clothing to investigate memory, history, and the way clothing can shield and protect. Encaustic artist Tracy Spadafora, intrigued by the patterns in DNA code, juxtaposes nature’s elegant designs with the human-made landscape. Steven Zoldak’s functional pottery, following the rich history of the slip trail tradition, bridges historic patterns with the artist’s own calligraphy-inspired aesthetic.

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August 05, 2015

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White Lake State Park, Discovery Table

12:00 AM - Tamworth

Here is your chance to finally pet a Grey Fox! Come learn something about animals native to New Hampshire, along with other useful camping and recreation activities we have going on at White Lake State Park.


**Call Park for Program Times 603-323-7350

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White Lake State Park, Lake Dwellers

12:00 AM - Tamworth

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

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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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Settlers' Crossing Summer Strings Series

4:00 PM - North Conway

Join us on the patio at Starbucks every Wednesday in the summer for coffeehouse music weekly through August. This is a fair-weather event.

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Ron Goodgame & Donna Canney 2015 Educational Programming

10:30 AM - Wolfeboro

The 2nd Annual Wright Museum Film Festival Hollywood Films of World War II – Introduced by Michael Culver Wright executive director Mike Culver has selected a diverse selection of World War II-era Hollywood films for your enjoyment. The movies will be shown in succession, with a 15 minute intermission in between. On August 5th, the films will be: The Great Dictator, with Charlie Chaplin; To Be Or Not To Be, by Ernst Lubitsch; and Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon. On August 6th, the films will be Lifeboat, by Alfred Hitchcock; To Have And Have Not, by Howard Hawks, and The Best Years of Our Lives, by William Wyler. Mike Culver holds a degree in interdisciplinary studies, and has taught university courses on film, art, and literature. The film festival is free with the price of admission to the museum. Call 569-1212 to reserve your seats.

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Wellness Wednesdays- Yoga

8:15 AM - Moultonborough

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

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Discovering Hummingbirds

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features environments to attract hummingbirds. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1PM – 5PM (tea price $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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Family Party Cruise, Kids Cruise Free

6:00 PM - Weirs Beach

Children 12 and under Cruise Free aboard the M/S Mount Washington Wednesday evenings. Bring the whole family for a fun evening of dancing and dining on Lake Winnipesaukee. Special entertainment and dancing for children is provided. A great time for all. (Adult $47, kids under 13 free (Limits apply), youth 13–16 $37. Buffet dinner is included in the cruise price.

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NazBar & Grill Free Live Entertainment - Paul Warnick

3:30 PM - Laconia

Paul Warnick at 3:30pm Live at the NazBar & Grill

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

10:30 AM - Lincoln

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

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2015 Canterbury Community Farmers Market

4:00 PM - Canterbury

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

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Lost River Gorge Evening Lantern Tour

8:00 PM - N. Woodstock

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

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Summer Adult Pottery Intensive

2:30 PM - Manchester

This is an introductory pottery intensive. We will be meeting 5 days in a row this week and will cover the basic elements of throwing on the pottery wheel (centering, cylinders, bowls, trimming, and basic decoration). If time allows, we will add other lessons to the class. We will schedule a date at the end of the intensive to meet again to glaze all of the pieces that were made during the class. One Intensive week will be August 3-7 from 2:30-5:30PM. Another week we are offering is August 24-28 from 2:30-5:30. Call or email the studio to sign up for either of the week long intensives. The cost is $155, plus $20 for a bag of clay.

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"Charley's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas at the Peterborough Players

12:00 PM - Peterborough

Charley's Aunt - A classic farce by Brandon Thomas One of the most successful and entertaining farces of all time, Charley’s Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates without an appropriate chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. A quiet luncheon turns into a hilarious masquerade as the young ladies are introduced to the boys’ friend posing as Charley’s Aunt from Brazil — where the nuts come from. When the real aunt shows up, classic comedic confusion ensues! Rated PG July 29 - August 9, 2015 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday Evenings 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons www.playerstix.com Box Office: 603-924-7585

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82nd Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair

10:00 AM - Newbury

Make the Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair and the Lake Sunapee Region your summertime destination. Bring your family and friends and experience fun and creativity during the nine-day Annual Craftsmen’s Fair. You can shop for one-of-a-kind craft in all price ranges, see demonstrations by master craftsmen, participate in do-it-yourself workshops, get ideas from indoor and outdoor exhibitions, and learn how to start a craft collection. It all happens at the scenic Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH from August 1-9, 2015. Visit our website, www.nhcrafts.org, to learn more and purchase tickets online.

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Squam Fishing Excursion for Children

9:00 AM - Holderness

Learn about the fish that live in Squam Lake. Fish from the “Heron,” a 28-foot pontoon boat, and witness firsthand how fish fit into Squam’s food web. -Ages 7-12 -Pre-registration is required for all events unless otherwise noted. Please call 603-968-7194 x 7.

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29th Annual Cochecho Arts Festival Farmer's Market Performance

3:00 PM - Dover

There is nothing better than a warm summer day at the Seacoast Growers Association Farmers’ Market with a live acoustic music performance on site. This year’s Farmers’ Market Acoustic Series will have performances from some of the Seacoast finest up-and-coming performers. Located at the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce (550 Central Avenue), the Farmers Market will offer 15 to 20 local vendors weekly and of course, great live music!

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29 Annual Cochecho Arts Festival Shark in the Park

6:00 PM - Dover

This year the Shark in the Park will be at the Cochecho Arts Festival for the 12th straight year. Back will be a line up of the Seacoast’s best classic rock bands, however, the series is shifting to a new date and time. Formally on Thursday afternoons, Shark in the Park will now be on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The new date and time gives the Festival yet another evening concert performance for Dover residents and visitors. Spend Wednesday night with 102.1 & 105.3 The Shark.

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Mount Sunapee Aerial Sky Rides 2015

10:00 AM - Newbury

Enjoy the beautiful scenery at the summit of Mount Sunapee! Ride the Sunapee Express chair to Mount Sunapee's 2,743' summit for a spectacular view. Weather permitting. Food and refreshments will be available from Mount Sunapee's Culinary Services.

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Mount Sunapee Yoga With A View

11:00 AM - Newbury

Yoga Instructor Brianna Drenner will lead a 60-minute yoga class at Mount Sunapee’s 2,743’ summit each day starting at 11:00am. Participants can either hike to the summit or ride the Sunapee Express chair. Participants must bring their own yoga mat. Reservations requested. Check-in at the Adventure Park Welcome Center.

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Broadway Bound Summer Camp at Jean's Playhouse

9:00 AM - Lincoln

Broadway Bound Camp will take place July 27-August 7, 2015 (Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 4 PM), with a final performance on Saturday, August 8 at 2 PM. Broadway Bound is a unique and memorable day camp experience that puts your son/daughter on the stage instead of in the audience! Taught by the Papermill Theatre Company’s professional mainstage actors, Broadway Bound offers a variety of fun and engaging courses that will have your kids singing and dancing like no one is watching. Themes of the day camp change from year to year, but courses typically include improvisation, arts and crafts, singing, dancing, acting, theatre games, and more. All the courses are designed to be fun and contribute to creating the final performance. The camp wraps up with a grand finale that showcases the new skills your kids have learned. Pack the house with friends and family as your kids sing and dance their way across the big Jean’s Playhouse stage.

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Children's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

10:00 AM - Lincoln

Don’t be Grumpy, Doc! This Dopey story will make you so Happy, you’ll never be Bashful again! Or Sleepy! Or even Sneezy (achoo)!

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Pippin at Jean's Playhouse

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day. Weds matinees at 2:00 pm on 8/5 & 8/19

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Wednesdays at Wildcat Mountain

10:00 AM - Pinkham Notch

Join a teacher / naturalist from Tin Mountain Conservation Center for an informative guided hike & tour program. Great for the entire family and no cost to take part except for program dates that require gondola ride to summit. Lunch & Ride packages, including picnic lunches, are also available for the best value.

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Village Market Days

10:00 AM - Contoocook

Shop Summer Sales in Contoocook Village

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Pawtuckaway State Park, Creatures of the Marsh

12:00 PM - Nottingham

Discover what's hiding beneath the waters at Pawtuckaway State Park!  Stop by for a few minutes or hang out for the full 2 hours; come find me and grab a net on the marsh's edge near the camp store.  Young children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Lamont Gallery Presents – A Pattern Language

9:00 AM - Exeter

A Pattern Language Sean Riley, Tracy Spadafora and Steven Zoldak July 7-August 7, 2015 Reception: Thursday, July 16, 5-6:30 pm Artists in A Pattern Language explore the transformative potential of material through line, pattern, and rhythm. Their work, and their process, invite us to “make a world” through imagining places near and far, constructing objects, ideas, and systems, and sharing those discoveries with others. Sean Riley works with fibers, textiles, drawing and collage. In his memorial project, he uses pieces of material from his father’s clothing to investigate memory, history, and the way clothing can shield and protect. Encaustic artist Tracy Spadafora, intrigued by the patterns in DNA code, juxtaposes nature’s elegant designs with the human-made landscape. Steven Zoldak’s functional pottery, following the rich history of the slip trail tradition, bridges historic patterns with the artist’s own calligraphy-inspired aesthetic.

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August 06, 2015

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White Lake State Park, Lunch With a Loon-atic

12:00 AM - Tamworth

Watch out Build-a-Bear, this Loon-atic is cornering his own animal creation market. Visit White Lake State Park and stop by anytime at this crafting station to learn more about loons and get a chance to make your own.


**Call Park for Program Times 603-323-7350

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White Lake State Park, Star Spectacular

12:00 AM - Tamworth

Visit Silver Lake State Park and take a gander at the silvery white marbled sky as we go through different constellations and the lore behind them. Star gazers of all levels welcome to participate in this scenic night program.


**Call Park for Program Times 603-323-7350

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Thursdays in the Park

12:00 PM - Lebanon

Bring your lunch and enjoy FREE entertainment for the whole family on Thursdays on Colburn Park. Performances begin at Noon and include children's theater, music and more! July 2 - Toe Jam Puppet Band, Music, Storytelling and Puppetry July 9 - Bob Bloom, Drumming About You July 16 - Rockin' Ron The Friendly Pirate, Music July 23 - Little Red Wagon, Theater July 30 - BJ Hickman, Magician August 6 - The One Man Circus-In-A-Suitcase August 13 - Dan Grady's Marvelous Marionette Medley August 20 - Mister G, Bilingual Children's Music Rockstar

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Front Porch Concert Series

7:00 PM - Lebanon

Check out this collaboration with the Lebanon Opera House, and The Point Radio Station for another summer of great FREE music. It is our 10th Summer of the Front Porch! Returning favorites and a new artist to kick off the series. Performances are Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. Enjoy shopping & music at the Lebanon Farmers' Market (4-7 pm). This series is underwritten by the Byrne Foundation, Lebanon Recreation and Parks, Residence Inn Hanover/Lebanon and Three Tomatoes Trattoria. July 2 - Miss Tess and the Talkbacks (Blues/Jazz) July 9 - Dueling Pianos (Battle of the Keys) July 16 - Entrain (Rock/Pop) July 23 - Bow Thayer (Singer/Songwriter) July 30 - Blue Grass Gospel Project August 6 - The Shana Stack Band (Country) August 13 - Chad Hollister (Rock/Pop) August 20 - The Point Sponsored Concert

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Free Yoga Nights at the Gazebo

6:00 PM - North Conway

Join us at the Gazebo at Settlers’ Green in the center of the courtyard for free weekly yoga classes in July and August from 6-7 p.m. There will be 12 mats available, first-come, first-served, or bring your own mat! Complete details at settlersgreen.com.

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Live Music at LaBelle Winery: Jared Rocco

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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Ron Goodgame & Donna Canney 2015 Educational Programming

10:30 AM - Wolfeboro

The 2nd Annual Wright Museum Film Festival Hollywood Films of World War II – Introduced by Michael Culver Wright executive director Mike Culver has selected a diverse selection of World War II-era Hollywood films for your enjoyment. The movies will be shown in succession, with a 15 minute intermission in between. On August 5th, the films will be: The Great Dictator, with Charlie Chaplin; To Be Or Not To Be, by Ernst Lubitsch; and Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon. On August 6th, the films will be Lifeboat, by Alfred Hitchcock; To Have And Have Not, by Howard Hawks, and The Best Years of Our Lives, by William Wyler. Mike Culver holds a degree in interdisciplinary studies, and has taught university courses on film, art, and literature. The film festival is free with the price of admission to the museum. Call 569-1212 to reserve your seats.

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Rickie Lee Jones

7:30 PM - Plymouth

Once touted as the natural successor to Joni Mitchell, singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones proved no less idiosyncratic or mercurial; like Mitchell, Jones experienced significant commercial success at the outset of her career, but a restless creative spirit — combined with a stubborn refusal to fit comfortably into any one musical niche — sealed her ultimate destiny as that of a highly regarded cult heroine!

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Jazz at Sunset

5:30 PM - Moultonborough

Jazz at Sunset 2015 showcases favorite musicians from previous years along with some first-time Castle in the Clouds performers. This year's duos consist of local and national musicians singing and playing saxophone, piano, guitar, upright bass and vibraphone. Jazz at Sunset is organized by guitarist Brad Myrick. For more information visit www.castleintheclouds.org. Tickets required in advance; call 603-476-5414. Generously sponsored by Randy Parker & Jane Mooney of Maxfield Real Estate and The Laker.

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Discovering Hummingbirds

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features environments to attract hummingbirds. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1PM – 5PM (tea price $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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58th Annual New Hampshire Antique Show

10:00 AM - Manchester

The New Hampshire Antiques Show is considered "the best show of its kind in New England" (Maine Antique Digest). The sixty-seven professional antiques dealers who exhibit at the show save merchandise throughout the year in order to assure that the show maintains its longstanding reputation for "fresh-to-the-market" antiques.

Exhibitors offer a wide range of both country and formal antique furniture and accessories including clocks, folk art, paintings and prints, textiles, woodenware, nautical and scientific items, metalware, glassware, pottery and ceramics, early lighting, samplers, Shaker furniture and accessories, decoys, architectural and garden ornaments, and books about antiques. Each exhibitor is a NHADA member, adhering to the highest standards of the antiques business, celebrating the long tradition of excellence in quality of merchandise, and committed to engaging with show customers to promote knowledge and good will.

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Tony Martelli from South Florida performs at the Blue Bistro!

5:00 PM - Laconia

Frank and Dean may have passed on, but they left their style, smooth, and swagger in the person of Tony Martelli. Tony Martelli is a 24 carat original, an entertainer’s entertainer. It’s not just a slogan, it is an experience that you must not miss: “Tony Martelli brings smooth swinging Vegas to you!” We do recommend making reservations.

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

10:30 AM - Lincoln

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

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Summer Adult Pottery Intensive

2:30 PM - Manchester

This is an introductory pottery intensive. We will be meeting 5 days in a row this week and will cover the basic elements of throwing on the pottery wheel (centering, cylinders, bowls, trimming, and basic decoration). If time allows, we will add other lessons to the class. We will schedule a date at the end of the intensive to meet again to glaze all of the pieces that were made during the class. One Intensive week will be August 3-7 from 2:30-5:30PM. Another week we are offering is August 24-28 from 2:30-5:30. Call or email the studio to sign up for either of the week long intensives. The cost is $155, plus $20 for a bag of clay.

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"Charley's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas at the Peterborough Players

12:00 PM - Peterborough

Charley's Aunt - A classic farce by Brandon Thomas One of the most successful and entertaining farces of all time, Charley’s Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates without an appropriate chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. A quiet luncheon turns into a hilarious masquerade as the young ladies are introduced to the boys’ friend posing as Charley’s Aunt from Brazil — where the nuts come from. When the real aunt shows up, classic comedic confusion ensues! Rated PG July 29 - August 9, 2015 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday Evenings 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons www.playerstix.com Box Office: 603-924-7585

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82nd Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair

10:00 AM - Newbury

Make the Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair and the Lake Sunapee Region your summertime destination. Bring your family and friends and experience fun and creativity during the nine-day Annual Craftsmen’s Fair. You can shop for one-of-a-kind craft in all price ranges, see demonstrations by master craftsmen, participate in do-it-yourself workshops, get ideas from indoor and outdoor exhibitions, and learn how to start a craft collection. It all happens at the scenic Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH from August 1-9, 2015. Visit our website, www.nhcrafts.org, to learn more and purchase tickets online.

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Children’s Theater: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

2:00 PM - Plymouth

Don’t be Grumpy, Doc! This Dopey story will make you so Happy, you’ll never be Bashful again! Or Sleepy! Or even Sneezy (achoo)!

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Kirkwood Gardens Programs: Beneficial Insect Habitat Sculpture Workshop

10:00 AM - Holderness

Design and build a beneficial insect sculpture for Kirkwood Gardens from recycled, repurposed, and natural materials. Merging elements of visual and ecological design, the sculpture and insect hotel will create an environment to welcome beneficial insects including pollinators, pest controllers, and amphibians. Learn this permaculture technique to take home and create an insect hotel in your own garden. Program held in the Red Barn by Kirkwood Gardens. This workshop is created by Ryan Hvizda, permaculture designer, consultant, artist, educator, community organizer, and real estate professional. -Sponsored by Brian Davis Excavation. -For adults and youth ages 12+

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Mount Sunapee Aerial Sky Rides 2015

10:00 AM - Newbury

Enjoy the beautiful scenery at the summit of Mount Sunapee! Ride the Sunapee Express chair to Mount Sunapee's 2,743' summit for a spectacular view. Weather permitting. Food and refreshments will be available from Mount Sunapee's Culinary Services.

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Broadway Bound Summer Camp at Jean's Playhouse

9:00 AM - Lincoln

Broadway Bound Camp will take place July 27-August 7, 2015 (Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 4 PM), with a final performance on Saturday, August 8 at 2 PM. Broadway Bound is a unique and memorable day camp experience that puts your son/daughter on the stage instead of in the audience! Taught by the Papermill Theatre Company’s professional mainstage actors, Broadway Bound offers a variety of fun and engaging courses that will have your kids singing and dancing like no one is watching. Themes of the day camp change from year to year, but courses typically include improvisation, arts and crafts, singing, dancing, acting, theatre games, and more. All the courses are designed to be fun and contribute to creating the final performance. The camp wraps up with a grand finale that showcases the new skills your kids have learned. Pack the house with friends and family as your kids sing and dance their way across the big Jean’s Playhouse stage.

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Man of La Mancha at Jean's Playhouse

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Miguel de Cervantes, an author imprisoned during the Spanish Inquisition, reenacts the moving story of Don Quixote to win back a package of papers that had been taken from him. His inspiring and passionate story follows a man on the edge of madness and tells of love and adventures. Weds matinees at 2:00 pm on 7/29, 8/12 & 8/26

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"The Hollow" - The Barnstormers Theatre

7:30 PM - Tamworth

Another brilliant work by Agatha Christie takes the stage in The Barnstormers Summer 2015 season. Dr. Cristow clearly has a problem when he and his wife visit The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell, where both his mistress and ex-mistress are in attendance. Soon the good doctor is dead and everyone is a suspect. Stay on your toes as you try to guess whodunit among the guests in this not-to-be-missed mystery at The Barnstormers! "The Hollow" runs Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM, and Sunday at 5:00 PM. Please visit our website for a full listing of showtimes and to buy tickets.

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Mother Nature's First Aid Kit

6:00 PM - Hollis

From minor cuts and bee stings, to sprains, strains and sores, injury can happen anywhere and the great outdoors is no exception. While it is always wise to go into the field prepared, whether it be to enjoy a hike, ride a bike or simply stroll the neighborhood, oftentimes people encounter scenarios that leave them wishing they had brought along a handy first aid kit. Fortunately, Mother Nature has provided us with a bounty of useful alternatives to Band-Aids, Benadryl and unanticipated aches and pains. Participants will be introduced to the First Aid materials readily available in their New England backyard habitat. Identification skills will be tested as students rediscover familiar herbs and make acquaintances with new species. Proper wildcrafting techniques will be reinforced, and simple, yet effective remedies will be constructed directly in the field from native species. Activities: First-Aid kit; sting salve* This outdoor class takes students on a scavenger hunt for common backyard herbs with known healing properties. Topics covered include: • taxonomy and identification • healthy and sustainable harvesting • preparation and administration • common outdoor accidents and solutions * indicates a product to go home with. Register online : https://campscui.active.com/orgs/BeaverBrookAssociation0

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New Hampshire Music Festival: Thursday Classics Series

8:00 PM - Plymouth

2015 Orchestra Series Hanaway Theatre - Silver Center for the Arts 114 Main Street, Plymouth, NH OPENING NIGHT: AMERICAN LANDSCAPES THURSDAY, JULY 9 at 8 PM Dan Perkins, conductor NATHANIEL STOOKEY Big Bang GROFÉ Grand Canyon Suite BARBER Overture to The School for Scandal BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story DVOŘÁK IN AMERICA THURSDAY, JULY 16 at 8 PM Donato Cabrera, music director Joseph Horowitz, writer/producer Peter Bogdanoff, media artist HERBERT Dagger Dance from Natoma Arr. HOROWITZ/BECKERMAN Hiawatha Melodrama Kevin Deas, narrator HERBERT Cello Concerto No. 2 Walter Gray, cello DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” Largo and Scherzo movements are accompanied by multimedia   *THIS PROGRAM IS PARTLY SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE HUMANITIES AS PART OF THE "MUSIC UNWOUND" CONSORTIUM* THE FOUR SEASONS THURSDAY, JULY 23 at 8 PM Donato Cabrera, music director PHILIP GLASS Company for String Orchestra SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3 in D Major VIVALDI The Four Seasons Charles Dimmick, violin COMPOSER PORTRAIT: NICO MUHLY THURSDAY, JULY 30 at 8 PM Donato Cabrera, music director NICO MUHLY So To Speak NICO MUHLY Pleasure Ground Nathan Wyatt, baritone BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 SEASON FINALE: DONA NOBIS PACEM THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 at 8 PM Festival Orchestra with the NHMF Symphonic Chorus Donato Cabrera, music director Dan Perkins, principal guest conductor/director of choral activities MASON BATES Devil’s Radio TCHAIKOVSKY Meditation and Melodie from Souvenir d’un lieu cher SARASATE Romanza andaluza and Zigeunerweisen Yulia Iglinova Milstein, violin VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Dona nobis pacem Tami Petty, soprano Paul Max Tipton, baritone

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Charcoal Charlie Pop-up Take-out Barbecue

4:00 PM - Keene

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

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Vanished Veterans - NH's Civil War Monuments and Memorials

7:00 PM - Alstead

From Seabrook to Colebrook, Berlin to Hinsdale, New Hampshire's towns, individuals and veterans organizations erected a fascinating assortment of memorials to The War of the Rebellion. Beginning with obelisks of the 1860s and continuing to re-mastered works of the 21st century, historian George Morrison presents a diverse selection of New Hampshire's commemorations. This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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Village Market Days

10:00 AM - Contoocook

Shop Summer Sales in Contoocook Village

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Explore Contoocook First Thursday

5:00 PM - Contoocook

Each month beginning in April, Explore Contoocook, while the shops extend hours until 7pm. Each shop has a special feature, along with the area restaurants open for your dining pleasure. Visit: -3 on Main -Sorella Flower -Indigo Blue -PolkaDots -Marklin Candle Dine at: Dimitris Pizza Covered Bridge Restaurant The Everyday Cafe Tavern #5

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Currier After Hours: 1950's Summer Bash

6:00 PM - Manchester

Aug 6 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Currier After Hours Zimmerman House Join the Currier for a summer bash that celebrates the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House, which has been open to the public for 25 years! We’ll be spinning stacks of wax from the 1950s (the first decade that the Zimmerman’s lived there) and the dance floor will be open for all you guys and dolls! The Winter Garden Café will offer a full menu and a cash bar with a specialty cocktail. If that weren’t enough, take your picture in a photo booth, enjoy a tour in the galleries or hear how the Zimmerman House, a privately owned home, became ready for public touring. Free with general admission. You can even sign up for a Twilight Tour of the Zimmerman House. For tickets, please visit www.currier.org

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Happy Campers

10:00 AM - Nottingham

So you think you can camp?  Drop by my table in front of the camp store to test your tent-building skills, learn a few of my favorite knots, and track down local wildlife at Pawtuckaway State Park.

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Franconia Notch State Park, Fantastic Falcons

10:00 AM - Lincoln

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

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Pawtuckaway State Park, Arts in the Park

1:00 PM - Nottingham

Nature has inspired some of the most important works of art; poetry, paintings, music, and more.  Get ready to use your creativity and imagination to explore the Pawtuckaway State Park like you never have before. Meet in front of the camp store near the boat rentals.

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Franconia Notch State Park, Campfire Stories

8:00 PM - Lincoln

Join the Rangers of Franconia Notch State Park for a fun-filled evening of wonderful interactive stories! Meet at the Campground Amphitheater early to learn how to build a campfire, but BYOM (bring your own marshmallows)!  

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Lamont Gallery Presents – A Pattern Language

9:00 AM - Exeter

A Pattern Language Sean Riley, Tracy Spadafora and Steven Zoldak July 7-August 7, 2015 Reception: Thursday, July 16, 5-6:30 pm Artists in A Pattern Language explore the transformative potential of material through line, pattern, and rhythm. Their work, and their process, invite us to “make a world” through imagining places near and far, constructing objects, ideas, and systems, and sharing those discoveries with others. Sean Riley works with fibers, textiles, drawing and collage. In his memorial project, he uses pieces of material from his father’s clothing to investigate memory, history, and the way clothing can shield and protect. Encaustic artist Tracy Spadafora, intrigued by the patterns in DNA code, juxtaposes nature’s elegant designs with the human-made landscape. Steven Zoldak’s functional pottery, following the rich history of the slip trail tradition, bridges historic patterns with the artist’s own calligraphy-inspired aesthetic.

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August 07, 2015

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Delbert McClinton

7:30 PM - Plymouth

Delbert McClinton has firmly stamped his Ft. Worth-bred blend of blues, country and blue-eyed soul onto the pop musical landscape. He has had a succession of influential and critically acclaimed albums, along with coups like appearing on "Saturday Night Live" in its heyday -- an acknowledgement of the pages torn from Delbert's play book by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi when they formed The Blues Brothers. He scored hits like "Giving It Up For Your Love" and "Sandy Beaches," won a Grammy with Bonnie Raitt. Don't miss his return to the Flying Monkey stage!

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Children's Summer Theater

10:00 AM - Intervale

Children's Summer Theater Series at the Theater in the Wood in Intervale, NH June 26 - Goldilocks and the Three Bears July 3 - Pied Piper July 10 - Puss in Boots July 17 - Arabian Nights July 24 - The Three Little Pigs July 31 - The Emperors New Clothes August 7 - Snow White

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Exhibit - Edwin & Mary Scheier: Mid-century Modern New Hampshire Artists

9:30 AM - Portsmouth

Open May 1- October 2. Visitors to Discover Portsmouth will step into a world of art and craft that began during the Depression in New Hampshire as a result of two pioneering partnerships; one, between the state government of New Hampshire and the University of New Hampshire which offered financial support for craft education and marketing, and a lifelong partnership (a “seven decade love story” – Ken Browne) between Ed and Mary Scheier, two internationally known potters who made significant contributions to the American Craft movement and whose work is on display at museums around the country.

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Discovering Hummingbirds

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features environments to attract hummingbirds. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1PM – 5PM (tea price $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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Summer Lobsterfest aboard the M/S Mount Washington

7:00 PM - Weirs Beach & Meredith

A New England summer is not complete without a lobster dinner. Experience the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night aboard a cruise on the M/S Mount Washington. Dancing to live music and lobster dinner is included. BBQ Chicken is also served. Music on 2 dance floors. From Weirs Beach 7-10 PM, from Meredith 7:30-10:30 PM Ttickets: http://www.cruiseNH.com/schedule.php

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58th Annual New Hampshire Antique Show

10:00 AM - Manchester

The New Hampshire Antiques Show is considered "the best show of its kind in New England" (Maine Antique Digest). The sixty-seven professional antiques dealers who exhibit at the show save merchandise throughout the year in order to assure that the show maintains its longstanding reputation for "fresh-to-the-market" antiques.

Exhibitors offer a wide range of both country and formal antique furniture and accessories including clocks, folk art, paintings and prints, textiles, woodenware, nautical and scientific items, metalware, glassware, pottery and ceramics, early lighting, samplers, Shaker furniture and accessories, decoys, architectural and garden ornaments, and books about antiques. Each exhibitor is a NHADA member, adhering to the highest standards of the antiques business, celebrating the long tradition of excellence in quality of merchandise, and committed to engaging with show customers to promote knowledge and good will.

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Tony Martelli from South Florida performs at the Blue Bistro!

5:00 PM - Laconia

Frank and Dean may have passed on, but they left their style, smooth, and swagger in the person of Tony Martelli. Tony Martelli is a 24 carat original, an entertainer’s entertainer. It’s not just a slogan, it is an experience that you must not miss: “Tony Martelli brings smooth swinging Vegas to you!” We do recommend making reservations.

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

10:30 AM - Lincoln

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

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Project Shakespeare presents Power to Charm

6:00 PM - Rindge

Power to Charm- song, dance, speeches and scenes from Shakespeare's most magical plays - A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest and Macbeth.

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Project Shakespeare presents Power to Charm

6:00 PM - Rindge

Power to Charm- song, dance, speeches and scenes from Shakespeare's most magical plays - A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest and Macbeth.

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Lost River Gorge Evening Lantern Tour

8:00 PM - N. Woodstock

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

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Summer Adult Pottery Intensive

2:30 PM - Manchester

This is an introductory pottery intensive. We will be meeting 5 days in a row this week and will cover the basic elements of throwing on the pottery wheel (centering, cylinders, bowls, trimming, and basic decoration). If time allows, we will add other lessons to the class. We will schedule a date at the end of the intensive to meet again to glaze all of the pieces that were made during the class. One Intensive week will be August 3-7 from 2:30-5:30PM. Another week we are offering is August 24-28 from 2:30-5:30. Call or email the studio to sign up for either of the week long intensives. The cost is $155, plus $20 for a bag of clay.

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Celia Thaxter's Garden Tour on Appledore Island

8:30 AM - New Castle

Please join us for a walking tour of Celia Thaxter’s restored garden on beautiful Appledore Island. Learn about the unique history of the islands and the famous garden described in “An Island Garden” (1893 book). Our boat departs and returns to New Castle, NH. Tour includes lunch and expert guides.

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"Charley's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas at the Peterborough Players

12:00 PM - Peterborough

Charley's Aunt - A classic farce by Brandon Thomas One of the most successful and entertaining farces of all time, Charley’s Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates without an appropriate chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. A quiet luncheon turns into a hilarious masquerade as the young ladies are introduced to the boys’ friend posing as Charley’s Aunt from Brazil — where the nuts come from. When the real aunt shows up, classic comedic confusion ensues! Rated PG July 29 - August 9, 2015 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday Evenings 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons www.playerstix.com Box Office: 603-924-7585

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82nd Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair

10:00 AM - Newbury

Make the Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair and the Lake Sunapee Region your summertime destination. Bring your family and friends and experience fun and creativity during the nine-day Annual Craftsmen’s Fair. You can shop for one-of-a-kind craft in all price ranges, see demonstrations by master craftsmen, participate in do-it-yourself workshops, get ideas from indoor and outdoor exhibitions, and learn how to start a craft collection. It all happens at the scenic Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH from August 1-9, 2015. Visit our website, www.nhcrafts.org, to learn more and purchase tickets online.

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Pond Exploration

10:00 AM - Holderness

-Friday, July 10 or Friday, August 7 -All ages On the surface, the Upper Pond looks tranquil. But underwater is another story. Collect and learn about critters camouflaged and hiding, predators and prey, large and small. All equipment is provided but your sharp eyes are needed. We’ll finish with a visit from an aquatic animal.

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Pond Exploration

10:00 AM - Holderness

On the surface, the Upper Pond looks tranquil. But underwater is another story. Collect and learn about critters camouflaged and hiding, predators and prey, large and small. All equipment is provided but your sharp eyes are needed. We’ll finish with a visit from an aquatic animal. -All ages -Pre-registration is required for all events unless otherwise noted. Please call 603-968-7194 x 7

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Historic Portsmouth Legends & Ghosts Walk

6:30 PM - Portsmouth

Join the author of the bestselling book Haunted Portsmouth, Roxie J. Zwicker for an evening walk to some of the most historic and haunted locations in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Featured on the Travel Channel and History Channel.

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29th Annual Cochecho Arts Festival Liberty Mutual Headliner Series

6:00 PM - Dover

The Friday Night Headliner Concerts are the signature Series of the Festival, with average crowds ranging from 750 to 1,500 people per night. Music lovers of all ages flock to Henry Law Park with picnic blankets, lawn chairs, friends and family to enjoy music in a setting that truly epitomizes the charm and sense of community found only in New England cities as vibrant and historic as Dover. On the banks of the winding Cochecho River, and surrounded by 18th and 19th century mill structures of brick and granite, Henry Law Park boasts a gently rolling lawn, gigantic shade trees, pristinely manicured gardens and walkways, and the beloved Rotary Arts Pavilion.

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Scenic Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee - Fridays are Family Fun Days

10:00 AM - Weirs Beach, Laconia

Friday is Family Fun Day aboard the M/S Mount Washington. If you have small children but think the cruise may be too long for them, on Fridays Monty The Mallard and Mark Shelton will be on board with his special fun entertainment for children. Some Fridays there may be children's authors reading for them and other events that are fun for children. These events can be found on the website as they get scheduled. From Weirs Beach 10 am and 12:30 PM and from Wolfeboro 11:15 AM. Scenic Cruises daily through late october. From Weirs Beach and other ports on the lake. See full schedule on our website.

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Mount Sunapee Aerial Sky Rides 2015

10:00 AM - Newbury

Enjoy the beautiful scenery at the summit of Mount Sunapee! Ride the Sunapee Express chair to Mount Sunapee's 2,743' summit for a spectacular view. Weather permitting. Food and refreshments will be available from Mount Sunapee's Culinary Services.

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Mount Sunapee Yoga With A View

11:00 AM - Newbury

Yoga Instructor Brianna Drenner will lead a 60-minute yoga class at Mount Sunapee’s 2,743’ summit each day starting at 11:00am. Participants can either hike to the summit or ride the Sunapee Express chair. Participants must bring their own yoga mat. Reservations requested. Check-in at the Adventure Park Welcome Center.

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Broadway Bound Summer Camp at Jean's Playhouse

9:00 AM - Lincoln

Broadway Bound Camp will take place July 27-August 7, 2015 (Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 4 PM), with a final performance on Saturday, August 8 at 2 PM. Broadway Bound is a unique and memorable day camp experience that puts your son/daughter on the stage instead of in the audience! Taught by the Papermill Theatre Company’s professional mainstage actors, Broadway Bound offers a variety of fun and engaging courses that will have your kids singing and dancing like no one is watching. Themes of the day camp change from year to year, but courses typically include improvisation, arts and crafts, singing, dancing, acting, theatre games, and more. All the courses are designed to be fun and contribute to creating the final performance. The camp wraps up with a grand finale that showcases the new skills your kids have learned. Pack the house with friends and family as your kids sing and dance their way across the big Jean’s Playhouse stage.

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Children's Theatre at the Littleton Opera House

2:00 PM - Littleton

See original musical adaptations of your favorite folk tales presented by professional performers every Friday at 2 pm at the Littleton Opera House this summer! Goldilocks and the Three Bears: June 26 The Pied Piper of Hamelin: July 3 Puss in Boots: July 10 Arabian Nights: July 17 The Three Little Pigs: July 24 The Emperor’s New Clothes: July 31 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves: Aug 7 Pinocchio: Aug 14

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Man of La Mancha at Jean's Playhouse

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Miguel de Cervantes, an author imprisoned during the Spanish Inquisition, reenacts the moving story of Don Quixote to win back a package of papers that had been taken from him. His inspiring and passionate story follows a man on the edge of madness and tells of love and adventures. Weds matinees at 2:00 pm on 7/29, 8/12 & 8/26

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"The Hollow" - The Barnstormers Theatre

7:30 PM - Tamworth

Another brilliant work by Agatha Christie takes the stage in The Barnstormers Summer 2015 season. Dr. Cristow clearly has a problem when he and his wife visit The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell, where both his mistress and ex-mistress are in attendance. Soon the good doctor is dead and everyone is a suspect. Stay on your toes as you try to guess whodunit among the guests in this not-to-be-missed mystery at The Barnstormers! "The Hollow" runs Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM, and Sunday at 5:00 PM. Please visit our website for a full listing of showtimes and to buy tickets.

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Stewartstown Day/Sugar on Snow/Ballgames

7:00 AM - Stewartstown

Friday: 62nd Annual Sugar-on-Snow, Chili Dogs, Home made baked goods, music entertainment, family friendly. Fletcher Town Park-center of Canaan, VT, 7pm. Stewartstown Day events-- coronation of Queen at 7 p.m. at town park, music, dancing, kids activities, vendors (6-10 p.m.) & fireworks at dusk. Canana Men's Softball Tourney at 6 p.m. Friday, on through weekend. Info 802-266-8900. Saturday: Stewartstown Day parade 10 a.m. on Saturday with lineup at 9 a.m. at to Coos County Farm via the south entrance. Stewartstown Day Bake Sale by North American Martyrs Parish 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. or until gone at the Stewartstown Park. Soapbox Derby at 11:30 a.m. with registration/rules available from Nelson Boire at 603-246-7170. Town park will be site of activities throughout the day, including music, vendors & auction.

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Family Clay Workshops

1:30 PM - Manchester

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

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Date Night

6:00 PM - Manchester

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

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Date Night

7:30 PM - Manchester

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

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ACT ONE presents the hilarious comedy THAT DARN PLOT

8:00 PM - Portsmouth

Mark W. Transom, famed playwright, must create a play in one night or lose everything. Half asleep & half drunk, Transom hastily whips up a comedy about putting on a play. Characters come to life before his eyes and things are going well ~ until a mysterious character arrives ~ straight from the playwright’s unconscious! “Hilarious, fast-paced, deeply touching and full of surprises!” Canadian playwright David Belke will have you racing to keep up with the action and solve the puzzle of who will ultimately be in charge of writing this play. David Durham, Kate Bossi, and Alan Huisman head a superb cast in this comedic look “behind the scenes” at the mayhem, madness, turns and twists that go into to writing a play and bringing it to the stage. PERFORMANCES: Aug 7, 8, 15, 22 at 8pm and Aug 8, 15, 22 at 2pm

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Village Market Days

10:00 AM - Contoocook

Shop Summer Sales in Contoocook Village

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Adventure Photography Tours

8:00 AM - Gorham

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

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Beach Yoga

9:00 AM - Nottingham

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

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Franconia Notch State Park, Don't take it for Granite!

10:00 AM - Lincoln

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

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24/12 Hours of Great Glen

12:00 PM - Gorham

This is our last 24 Hours of Great Glen race! 2015 Theme; Rodeo! A 24-hour mountain bike race wrapped into a weekend-long mountain bike festival. Hardcore racers tackle the singletrack and carriage roads. Families enjoy the festival games and 24 Minutes of Great Glen kids’ race. And everyone enjoys the atmosphere! Spectators are encouraged to come cheer on the racers and enjoy the festivities under the event tent. 12 Hour Categories available as well!

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Francinia Notch State Park, Crafty Camouflage

2:00 PM - Lincoln

Visit Franconia Notch State Park and join Ranger Vicky at the Tram and learn about more about the craftiest adaption: camouflage!  Learn about some of the animals in New Hampshire that use it and make some really cool crafts too!

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Pawtuckaway State Park, Discovery Drop-in

5:00 PM - Nottingham

Meet Renee, your Interpretive Ranger!  Stop by the Visitor's Center to find out about this weekend's programs, learn about some local wildlife, make your own nature craft, and get tips on how to best enjoy your time at beautiful Pawtuckaway State Park.

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Franconia Notch State Park, Owl be There!

8:00 PM - Lincoln

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

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Pawtuckaway State Park, Night Hike

9:00 PM - Nottingham

Come to Pawtuckaway State Park and join our Interpretive Ranger on this evening stroll!  We'll learn how some animals have adapted to the dark and test our own nighttime senses. Meet in front of the camp store near the boat rentals.

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Lamont Gallery Presents – A Pattern Language

9:00 AM - Exeter

A Pattern Language Sean Riley, Tracy Spadafora and Steven Zoldak July 7-August 7, 2015 Reception: Thursday, July 16, 5-6:30 pm Artists in A Pattern Language explore the transformative potential of material through line, pattern, and rhythm. Their work, and their process, invite us to “make a world” through imagining places near and far, constructing objects, ideas, and systems, and sharing those discoveries with others. Sean Riley works with fibers, textiles, drawing and collage. In his memorial project, he uses pieces of material from his father’s clothing to investigate memory, history, and the way clothing can shield and protect. Encaustic artist Tracy Spadafora, intrigued by the patterns in DNA code, juxtaposes nature’s elegant designs with the human-made landscape. Steven Zoldak’s functional pottery, following the rich history of the slip trail tradition, bridges historic patterns with the artist’s own calligraphy-inspired aesthetic.

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August 08, 2015

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Bruce the Moose & Friends Family Fest

8:00 AM - Waterville Valley

FREE! Waterville Valley Resort’s Bruce the Moose and his friends Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat will be hosting family friendly activities in Town Square. Cash BBQ. Photo opportunities!

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Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival

10:00 AM - Milton Mills

This family-friendly celebration of the natural world features fun and educational outdoor activities and gets bigger and better every year! Almost thirty nature-related interactive events and 600 participants expected again in 2014. Take a hayride to the river and look for wildlife living in its clear waters. Observe rescued wild NH animals, try fishing with your kids or let them explore a corn maze or petting zoo, go on a guided walk with nature experts, watch demonstrations of traditional rural skills, take your child on a discovery walk in the woods and much more! Rain or shine; no pets please, rest rooms and most events are wheelchair accessible.

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39th Annual Alton Bay Boat Show

9:00 AM - Alton Bay

9:00am-12:00pm. This informal, non-judged vintage boat show is held at the Alton Bay town dock as part of the Alton Old Home Day. No advance registration necessary. All “woodies” welcome on a first-come-first-served basis. Visitors can vote for the 2015 People’s Choice Awards. Call the Museum for questions.

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Kingston Trio

7:30 PM - Plymouth

The Kingston Trio is a musical and cultural phenomenon unmatched by any other. Through changing times, the Trio has played on, remaining popular for a simple reason... great songs that sound as good today as the first time you heard them. The original Kingston Trio was formed in 1957 by Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard. With the release of “Tom Dooley” in October of 1958, The Kingston Trio began the “folk music revival” and paved the way for other artists such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Peter, Paul & Mary who followed in the 1960s. PBS famously said, “America’s teenagers went from idolizing motorcycle-jacketed greasers to emulating fresh-faced, clean-cut college guys in striped shirts and short haircuts.” A three-time Grammy Award winner and holder of no less than ten gold records, The Kingston Trio has sold more than twenty million recordings and continues to perform at some of this country's most famous venues. And, in a feat yet to be surpassed, Billboard Magazine listed four Kingston Trio albums in their Top 10 at the same time. The Kingston Trio legacy continues entertaining sold out crowds today with their trademark three-part harmony and clean, crisp sound. Truly a crowd pleasing event, an evening with The Kingston Trio is pure fun. Exuding charisma, energy and charm, their performances are jam-packed with jokes, history, fabulous memories, and, of course, all of their classic hits. As founding member Bob Shane put it, “There is a tremendous demand for our type of acoustic music, and not just from those who remember The Kingston Trio. All people want is for us to sing a song, tell a story, and make it good

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23rd Annual Lincoln Summer Craft Festival

9:00 AM - Franconia

The Village Shops and Town Green along Main Street in Lincoln NH will burst into color, flavor and sound for The 23rd Annual Lincoln Summer Craft Festival on Saturday August 8 and Sunday, August 9 from 9:am to 5:00pm daily. Over 150 juried Artisans from over 15 states will display and sell traditional American made crafts including Fine Jewelry, Quilts, Fleece, Dolls, Tapestry, Silk & Dried Floral, Bird Houses, Pressed Flowers, Photography, Metal Sculpture, Primitive and Folk Art, Stained Glass, Decoupage, Pewter, Knitwear, Candles, Furniture, Painted Antiques, Wood Turning, Tole Painting, Soap, Miniatures, Calligraphy, Sports Collages, Silk and Dried Floral, Country Woodcrafts, Slate, Doll Clothes and Accessories, Oil Paintings, Chainsaw Carving and much more. Come and sample specialty foods including Herbal Dips, Spices, Roasted Nuts, Candies, Kettle Corn and home made Jams & Jellies. Free Admission and plenty of free parking. The Festival is held rain or shine. Directions: From Route 93 take Exit 32. Handicap Accessible and Pets are welcome. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit us at www.castleberryfairs.com.

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Rumney Old Home Day

8:00 AM - Rumney

Rumney Old Home Day - Save the Date ~ To ~ Enjoy the Day - FIREWORKS - August , 2015 on the common, We would like to invite kids, parents and all to join us for a day full of fun. Starting on the common 8 am. With Craters on the common followed by a Community & Kids' parade, kids' games, food, visit the Library & Book Sale, at the Historical Society displays of Rumney's past, 50/50 drawing / Raffle, Special Evening Raffles, events & entertainment. ACTIVITIES FOR ALL ~ ALL DAY LONG wrapping up with A FREE Ice Cream Social, Frying Pan Toss and FIREWORKS, more entertainment at the Russell School. ~ Like to be in an event contact: Chair & Program Participants ~ Gail Carr - 786-9403, Co-Chair ~ Diana Kindell - 786-9913, Parade ~ DIANA KINDELL 786-9913 or Stacy Winsor 254-8299, Donations ~ Kathy Grabiek 548-6808, Craft Tables ~ June Thomas & Sandy Catania - 786-2929. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

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Discovering Hummingbirds

10:00 AM - Franklin

Today’s self-guided tour features environments to attract hummingbirds. We provide a map, featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and all plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions. Bring a picnic lunch or treat yourself to an authentic English Cream Tea served in the Rose Garden Patio 1PM – 5PM (tea price $7.50). The gardens are open from 10AM – 6PM.

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58th Annual New Hampshire Antique Show

10:00 AM - Manchester

The New Hampshire Antiques Show is considered "the best show of its kind in New England" (Maine Antique Digest). The sixty-seven professional antiques dealers who exhibit at the show save merchandise throughout the year in order to assure that the show maintains its longstanding reputation for "fresh-to-the-market" antiques.

Exhibitors offer a wide range of both country and formal antique furniture and accessories including clocks, folk art, paintings and prints, textiles, woodenware, nautical and scientific items, metalware, glassware, pottery and ceramics, early lighting, samplers, Shaker furniture and accessories, decoys, architectural and garden ornaments, and books about antiques. Each exhibitor is a NHADA member, adhering to the highest standards of the antiques business, celebrating the long tradition of excellence in quality of merchandise, and committed to engaging with show customers to promote knowledge and good will.

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12th Annual NASWA Reggae Fest Weekend

11:30 AM - Laconia

Ya mon, we be jammin’ at The NASWA this weekend! The best drinks, the best music – the best weekend! 2015 will be our 12th celebration of everything reggae, so we’ve had lots of practice of making you feel like New Hampshire is actually a tropical island paradise. Let the live music and cool island drinks relax you into the perfect vacation! You’ll be transported to Jamaica, mon, where every little thing is gonna be alright! Don’t forget to wear your yellow, green and black to show your Jamaican pride, or just your favorite tie-dye will do! Free Live Entertainment! Saturday August 8th- Jah Spirit at 4:00pm Sunday August 9th- Jah Spirit at 4:00pm

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Tony Martelli from South Florida performs at the Blue Bistro!

5:00 PM - Laconia

Frank and Dean may have passed on, but they left their style, smooth, and swagger in the person of Tony Martelli. Tony Martelli is a 24 carat original, an entertainer’s entertainer. It’s not just a slogan, it is an experience that you must not miss: “Tony Martelli brings smooth swinging Vegas to you!” We do recommend making reservations.

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Nature by Rail aboard the Hobo Railroad at Lincoln, NH

10:00 AM - Lincoln

All aboard the Hobo Railroad's "Rolling Classroom" where Naturalist instructors from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, NH provide a unique opportunity to learn about the environment that surrounds you during your one hour and twenty minute round-trip excursion along the Pemigewasset River. You'll also enjoy a live animal presentation in our Choo Choo Theater where you'll meet animals native to our region up close and personal! Recipient of "Best of NH" award in 2014.

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Project Shakespeare presents - Henry V

6:00 PM - Rindge

Henry's rise from rebellious youth to warrior king! Shakespeare's masterpiece explores war and peach against the backdrop of Henry's campaign to recapture the English possessions in France.

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Lost River Gorge Evening Lantern Tour

8:00 PM - N. Woodstock

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

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Celia Thaxter's Garden Tour on Appledore Island

8:30 AM - New Castle

Please join us for a walking tour of Celia Thaxter’s restored garden on beautiful Appledore Island. Learn about the unique history of the islands and the famous garden described in “An Island Garden” (1893 book). Our boat departs and returns to New Castle, NH. Tour includes lunch and expert guides.

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"Charley's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas at the Peterborough Players

12:00 PM - Peterborough

Charley's Aunt - A classic farce by Brandon Thomas One of the most successful and entertaining farces of all time, Charley’s Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates without an appropriate chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. A quiet luncheon turns into a hilarious masquerade as the young ladies are introduced to the boys’ friend posing as Charley’s Aunt from Brazil — where the nuts come from. When the real aunt shows up, classic comedic confusion ensues! Rated PG July 29 - August 9, 2015 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday Evenings 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoons www.playerstix.com Box Office: 603-924-7585

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82nd Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair

10:00 AM - Newbury

Make the Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair and the Lake Sunapee Region your summertime destination. Bring your family and friends and experience fun and creativity during the nine-day Annual Craftsmen’s Fair. You can shop for one-of-a-kind craft in all price ranges, see demonstrations by master craftsmen, participate in do-it-yourself workshops, get ideas from indoor and outdoor exhibitions, and learn how to start a craft collection. It all happens at the scenic Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH from August 1-9, 2015. Visit our website, www.nhcrafts.org, to learn more and purchase tickets online.

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Predator-Prey Day

9:30 AM - Holderness

To catch or not to catch – that’s the challenge of predator and prey. This special day celebrates these opposites. From bats to mountain lions, predators come in all sizes. Test your survival skills in the new Gordon Interactive Playscape: A Predator- Prey Adventure. Meet live predators – Mountain Lion, Coyote, Peregrine, Barred Owl, and Bats – during five Up Close to Animals talks. Join in games and crafts. Spend a day of fun and learning for the whole family.

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Historic Portsmouth Legends & Ghosts Walk

6:30 PM - Portsmouth

Join the author of the bestselling book Haunted Portsmouth, Roxie J. Zwicker for an evening walk to some of the most historic and haunted locations in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Featured on the Travel Channel and History Channel.

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Guided Historic Walking Tours

10:30 AM - Dover

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

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Rock 'n' Roll Saturday Night Dinner Cruise

7:00 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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Pirates and Princes Festival

10:00 AM - Milford

The High Hopes Foundation is pleased to present the Pirates and Princess Festival! Join us as we encourage children and those young at heart to bring out their inner Pirate and/or Princess. We have many activities planned for this fun-filled family day and fundraising event. The proceeds from this event are used by the High Hopes Foundation to support NH Children who have serious and chronic illness, by granting experience opportunities. Since its inception more than 30 years ago, we have granted more than 550 experiences.

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Mount Sunapee Aerial Sky Rides 2015

10:00 AM - Newbury

Enjoy the beautiful scenery at the summit of Mount Sunapee! Ride the Sunapee Express chair to Mount Sunapee's 2,743' summit for a spectacular view. Weather permitting. Food and refreshments will be available from Mount Sunapee's Culinary Services.

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Children's Theatre at Jean's Playhouse: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

10:00 AM - Lincoln

Don’t be Grumpy, Doc! This Dopey story will make you so Happy, you’ll never be Bashful again! Or Sleepy! Or even Sneezy (achoo)!

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Build a Wigwam

10:00 AM - Manchester

Help us rebuild our Fishways wigwam! Spend the morning outdoors, bending saplings, lashing them together, and learning firsthand how these structures were traditionally made. We will do some “fall cleaning” and spruce-up our fire pit. All ages welcome, snacks and water provided.

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Man of La Mancha at Jean's Playhouse

7:30 PM - Lincoln

Miguel de Cervantes, an author imprisoned during the Spanish Inquisition, reenacts the moving story of Don Quixote to win back a package of papers that had been taken from him. His inspiring and passionate story follows a man on the edge of madness and tells of love and adventures. Weds matinees at 2:00 pm on 7/29, 8/12 & 8/26

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"The Hollow" - The Barnstormers Theatre

7:30 PM - Tamworth

Another brilliant work by Agatha Christie takes the stage in The Barnstormers Summer 2015 season. Dr. Cristow clearly has a problem when he and his wife visit The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell, where both his mistress and ex-mistress are in attendance. Soon the good doctor is dead and everyone is a suspect. Stay on your toes as you try to guess whodunit among the guests in this not-to-be-missed mystery at The Barnstormers! "The Hollow" runs Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM, and Sunday at 5:00 PM. Please visit our website for a full listing of showtimes and to buy tickets.

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27th Annual Wildman Biathlon

8:00 AM - Shelburne

The Wildman Biathlon is a three-part event for teams and individuals. Celebrating its 27th year in 2015, the Wildman is New England's toughest single day, multi-sport event, challenging individuals and 2 or 3 person teams who enjoy a variety of terrain and scenery. T-shirts are offered to all participants with trophies awarded to overall and category winners along with the numerous prizes given away through random drawing. Each Registrant will receive 1 meal ticket good for an "après race" pasta meal at Wildcat. Additional meal tickets may be purchased for $7.00. Spectator Gondola tickets are available at the base lodge at Wildcat. There are a few picnic tables available at the finish. An observation deck is located at the summit of Wildcat Mountain "D." Complete details will be sent with your confirmation packet. Helmets are required of all bicyclists competing.

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Attitash Mountainside Music Series

3:00 PM - Bartlett

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

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Stewartstown Day/Sugar on Snow/Ballgames

7:00 AM - Stewartstown

Friday: 62nd Annual Sugar-on-Snow, Chili Dogs, Home made baked goods, music entertainment, family friendly. Fletcher Town Park-center of Canaan, VT, 7pm. Stewartstown Day events-- coronation of Queen at 7 p.m. at town park, music, dancing, kids activities, vendors (6-10 p.m.) & fireworks at dusk. Canana Men's Softball Tourney at 6 p.m. Friday, on through weekend. Info 802-266-8900. Saturday: Stewartstown Day parade 10 a.m. on Saturday with lineup at 9 a.m. at to Coos County Farm via the south entrance. Stewartstown Day Bake Sale by North American Martyrs Parish 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. or until gone at the Stewartstown Park. Soapbox Derby at 11:30 a.m. with registration/rules available from Nelson Boire at 603-246-7170. Town park will be site of activities throughout the day, including music, vendors & auction.

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Saturday Try It! Stained Glass Workshops

1:00 PM - Manchester

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

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Family Clay Workshops

1:30 PM - Manchester

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

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Saturday Try It! Clay Workshops

3:00 PM - Manchester

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

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Saturday Try It! Clay Workshops

6:00 PM - Manchester

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

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Date Night

6:00 PM - Manchester

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

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Date Night

7:30 PM - Manchester

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

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ACT ONE presents the hilarious comedy THAT DARN PLOT

8:00 PM - Portsmouth

Mark W. Transom, famed playwright, must create a play in one night or lose everything. Half asleep & half drunk, Transom hastily whips up a comedy about putting on a play. Characters come to life before his eyes and things are going well ~ until a mysterious character arrives ~ straight from the playwright’s unconscious! “Hilarious, fast-paced, deeply touching and full of surprises!” Canadian playwright David Belke will have you racing to keep up with the action and solve the puzzle of who will ultimately be in charge of writing this play. David Durham, Kate Bossi, and Alan Huisman head a superb cast in this comedic look “behind the scenes” at the mayhem, madness, turns and twists that go into to writing a play and bringing it to the stage. PERFORMANCES: Aug 7, 8, 15, 22 at 8pm and Aug 8, 15, 22 at 2pm

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ACT ONE presents THAT DARN PLOT, David Belke's hilarious comedy

2:00 PM - Portsmouth

Mark W. Transom, famed playwright, must create a play in one night or lose everything. Half asleep & half drunk, Transom hastily whips up a comedy about putting on a play. Characters come to life before his eyes and things are going well ~ until a mysterious character arrives ~ straight from the playwright’s unconscious! “Hilarious, fast-paced, deeply touching and full of surprises!” Canadian playwright David Belke will have you racing to keep up with the action and solve the puzzle of who will ultimately be in charge of writing this play. David Durham, Kate Bossi, and Alan Huisman head a superb cast in this comedic look “behind the scenes” at the mayhem, madness, turns and twists that go into to writing a play and bringing it to the stage. PERFORMANCES: Aug 7, 8, 15, 22 at 8pm and Aug 8, 15, 22 at 2pm

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Lost in the Woods: a Family Survival Program

10:00 AM - Warner

Lost in the Woods: a Family Survival Program The Little Nature Museum, located at 18 Highlawn Rd., Warner, NH is pleased to announce an outdoor program for the whole family. “Lost in the Woods: a Family Survival Program” will be held on Saturday, August 8, (rain or shine) from 10 AM – Noon at The Little Nature Museum, 18 Highlawn Rd., Warner, NH. Outdoor survival expert, Rudy Bourget, has been offering this excellent family program since 2007. Proceeds benefit The Little Nature Museum. This family program will teach parents and children the skills that will reduce their chances of getting lost in the woods and increase their chances of being found. A parent and child (grades 2 – 4) must attend together. No charge for the parent. Cost: $20 for parent and two children in the same immediate family; ½ price for additional children in the same family. $18 for members of either The Little Nature Museum or the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. Early enrollment is recommended. To register, use the downloadable registration form found at: littlenaturemuseum.org/Calendar.html or call 746-6121.

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Birch Syrup Taste-Tasting with the Crooked Chimney

11:00 AM - Meredith

Come join the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Gallery on Saturday, August 8th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM for a special birch syrup tasting with The Crooked Chimney. There will be time to ask questions, discussing about the technique of making syrup and and taste-testing! It does not cost anything to stop by. The event is free and open to the public. David Moore started making birch syrup in 2008 and The Crooked Chimney made its first batch of sycamore syrup in 2013. ‘The Crooked Chimney’ got its name because during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, they had trouble keeping the stovepipe on the sugarhouse plumb. All of their syrup is produced on a wood-fired evaporator. In the spring of 2013, they were featured on WMUR’s New Hampshire Chronicle as well as featured by the Associated Press, whom wrote an article on the burgeoning birch syrup industry, Birch Syrup Explored as Add-On to Maple Industry. If you have any questions about this event, please stop by or give the Gallery a call at 603-279-7920.

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Scenic Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee

10:00 PM - weirs Beach, Laconia

No visit to New Hampshire is complete without a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington. This beautiful crystal clear lake offer some of the most spectacular scenery in all of New England. It is surrounded by mountain ranges and contains more than 300 islands. Located in NH’s Lakes Region it covers 72 square miles and is the largest lake in New Hampshire. The M/S Mount Washington is a 240 foot excursion cruise ship which has been a Lake Winnipesaukee tradition for more than 240 years. From Weirs Beach daily. Also serving Wolfeboro, Alton Bay, Meredith and Center Harbor. Mailboat cruises and shorter cruises are also offered from Weirs Beach. For more information go to: www.cruiseNH.com or call 603-366-5531

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Village Market Days

10:00 AM - Contoocook

Shop Summer Sales in Contoocook Village

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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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Franconia Notch State Park, By Gorge, it's Gorgeous!

9:00 AM - Lincoln

Investigate and explore your surroundings at Franconia Notch State Park with a fun scavenger hunt! Keep an eye out for Ranger Nicole or Ranger Vicky at the Flume Gorge Visitor Center to grab your materials. They will be there marveling at your discoveries and passing out fun surprises!

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Discovering New England Stone Walls

11:00 AM - North Laconia

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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24/12 Hours of Great Glen

12:00 PM - Gorham

This is our last 24 Hours of Great Glen race! 2015 Theme; Rodeo! A 24-hour mountain bike race wrapped into a weekend-long mountain bike festival. Hardcore racers tackle the singletrack and carriage roads. Families enjoy the festival games and 24 Minutes of Great Glen kids’ race. And everyone enjoys the atmosphere! Spectators are encouraged to come cheer on the racers and enjoy the festivities under the event tent. 12 Hour Categories available as well!

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Happy Campers

12:00 PM - Nottingham

So you think you can camp?  Drop by my table in front of the camp store to test your tent-building skills, learn a few of my favorite knots, and track down local wildlife at Pawtuckaway State Park.

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Franconia Notch State Park, Alpine Adventure

1:00 PM - Lincoln

Visit Franconia Notch State Park and join Ranger Niccole for a ½ mile nature walk around the rim trail! Meet at the top of Cannon Mountain (just outside the tramway) to start an adventure into the alpine zone!

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Franconia Notch State Park, Ancient Survival

8:00 PM - Linciln

Visit Franconia Notch State Park and join Ranger Nicole for an epic night of time traveling, spear throwing, bow drilling, and learning about the people that used to live in northern New Hampshire! Meet at the Campground Amphitheater.

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Charmingfare Farm’s Reptile Show

10:00 AM - Candia

Open 10 – 4pm (Reptile Show at 1pm) Charmingfare Farm’s Reptile Show should not be missed. The show starts at 1pm. The New England Reptile Distributors or NERD will be here promoting awareness and respect for all living things. You will be shocked as how many and how big the group of Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates they will show case during this show. Great for all ages! There will be lots of hands-on audience participation and be sure to bring your camera. You can also visit all the animals here at the farm, take a horse-drawn ride, tractor train ride, pony rides and we are cookin’ on the grill so bring your appetites (additional fee for food). Make your reservations today!

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