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There’s been much talk about the electoral college since the presidential election. While Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton he lost the popular vote — the second time this has happened in the past 16 years. The point of the electoral college is to give weight to small states and make sure a winner has broad geographic appeal. President-Elect Donald Trump was able to use a nationalist economic message to knit together mostly rural voters from small and large states to win. Though he lost the popular vote, he had a broader geographic base of support, including Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, a state that hasn’t gone to Republicans since 1988. His win underpins a shift in voting where Republicans have been capturing a larger share of rural votes and Democrats a larger share of urban votes. Because the electoral college favors rural states, this shift has helped Republicans. It could just as easily have gone in the other direction if Democrats had decided to be the party of rural America. That’s why I don’t think it’s wise to get rid of the electoral college. It doesn’t really favor any one party. It favors smaller, less populated states, like New Hampshire, Vermont or Kentucky. The framers specifically wanted to give significant weight to smaller states. That’s why each state has two senators regardless of population. The electoral college and senate give small, more rural states a strong voice in running the country. Partly that was the cost of convincing those states to join a union with larger states. On top of that it fit with the framers’ desire to blunt the will of the people. In fact, our entire government structure is built to slow the democratic process and protect political minorities. In the framers’ minds those were the wealthy, landowners and people who lived in small states. I don’t know that that’s a bad thing. The point was moderation. Our system makes it hard for a populist leader to sweep in and make big changes. President Barack Obama learned this and President-elect Donald Trump will learn it soon enough. The process not only moderates the legislative and executive process, it also gives political parties an incentive to be broadbased. Democrats found out this time around that they can’t just be the party of cities. They need towns to win too. We’ll see what changes that brings to the party. In a few years Republicans will have to grapple with changing demographics that will favor Democrats even in those rural areas where they hold such an advantage. It’ll be interesting to see how each party deals with its own challenges and how that shapes policy and election outcomes.

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NEWS & NOTES State leaders

State Rep. Steve Shurtleff of Penacook was elected to serve another term as House minority leader by the Democratic caucus while Republicans have yet to pick their leader in the House. Senate leaders remain the same as last year. NHPR reported Shurtleff was voted in unanimously since no one else was in the running. He is serving his sixth term in the House. State Sen. Jeff Woodburn was re-elected to lead the Democrats in the Senate as minority leader, and Republican Sen. Chuck Morse won his re-election as Senate president, according to releases. The current House Speaker, Shawn Jasper, is running to retain his gavel but he’s in a four-way race. The other challengers include Rep. Laurie Sanborn of Bedford, Rep. Carol McGuire of Epsom and Rep. Tony Sapereto of Derry, WMUR reported. The GOP caucus is set to vote for the speakership on Nov. 30. The Union Leader reported each candidate vowed to honor the results of the vote. Two years ago, a faction of the GOP broke off to form their own “majority office” in protest of Jasper’s election because its leader, former Speaker Bill O’Brien, had been the caucus’ nominee.

Same-day registration

Governor-elect Chris Sununu said he wants to do away with sameday voter registration in the state, which was first signed into law by another Republican governor, Steve Merrill, in 1994. In an interview with NHPR Nov. 18, Sununu said same-day registration causes problems and doing away with it will make the rules more clear. He said it would cut down on “drivethru voting” and “drive-by voting” but that it was “not about fraud and a rigged system. That’s nonsense.” Last month, Sununu said on the Howie Carr radio program he believes New Hampshire Democrats have practiced voter fraud for years. He said they bused in voters from Massachusetts and pointed to same-day registration as a law that made that possible. In the NHPR interview, Sununu said he doesn’t believe fraud is going on, but that the law is loose enough to allow a broad definition of resident. Past efforts to pass a 30-day residency requirement for voters have failed

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting in Loudon about proposed improvements on Route 106 between Loudon and Canterbury, according to a press release. The meeting will take place Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Loudon Community Building.

as recently as last year. Sununu has French had led the original count supported such a bill. by 13 votes. Hosmer requested the recount hoping to gain some votes, but French obtained four more. Suboxone monopoly? New Hampshire has joined a Some ballot challenges may remain multi-state lawsuit against a com- in other races, but control of the pany that allegedly postponed its Senate is not in doubt. The city of Concord is getCONCORD opioid addiction treatment drug ting ready to apply to list from becoming generic by exploit- Safe Stations its 128-year-old gas holder ing a loophole and thereby keeping Taking a page from Manchesbuilding, known for its unique prices high. According to a press ter, the Nashua Fire Department brick circular design, on the release from the state attorney gen- has created a Safe Station program national historic registry. The Concord Monitor reported a eral, New Hampshire is one of 41 meant to give addicts a place to go Hooksett $9,600 state grant awarded states that have joined in the antitrust when seeking help with their subearlier this year is being used suit against Reckitt Benckiser Phar- stance use disorder. The Telegraph of A 5.6-percent increase in to pay a consultant to craft maceuticals, now known as Indivior, Nashua reported the program, which year-over-year spending in the application. Goffstown the makers of Suboxone. The drug opens the doors of each of its city Bow is due to scheduled bond payments for the $3.5 is a combination of buprenorphine fire stations to people struggling with million public safety buildand naloxone and is designed to ease addiction, was modeled after a proing under construction. The MANCHESTER withdrawal symptoms while opioid gram of the same name that launched Concord Monitor reported addicts taper off their dependence. in Manchester this past spring. the first payment in the The suit alleges Reckitt Benckis- More than 700 people have report2017-18 budget year will be The Board of Aldermen in Bedford er conspired with MonoSol Rx to edly received treatment through the $384,730. Manchester voted for the redevelop Suboxone from a pill to a Safe Station program in Manchester. second time in aDerry month to Merrimack approve a three-year contract Amherst sublingual strip that dissolves in the Nashua Fire Chief Steve Galipeau with the police union. The mouth in order to delay generic alter- said his department deals with dozUnion Leader reported Mayor Londonderry Milford natives. The company released the ens of overdoses every month. Ted Gatsas vetoed both tablet in 2002 and it was supposed votes but the second time to lose its exclusivity protections in School bus strike aldermen had enough votes to override the veto. The con2009, but it allegedly used marketNASHUA A bus driver union in distract is expected to increase ing and price adjustments to move pute with a school bus company police salaries by $800,000 the prescriptions over to the strips contracted with dozens of New for the next three years. and later removed the tablets from Hampshire school districts postthe U.S. market. poned a planned strike. According to multiple news agencies, the dis- with Nashua, Derry, Salem and Bel- is a 32-member bipartisan body composed of eight members of Transgender bill pute is with bus driver employer mont among other districts. Congress, eight federal officials and A lawmaker in New Hampshire First Student over retirement payex-officio members and 16 memplans to file a bill that would pro- ments. A strike seemed increasingly U.S. birthday party hibit housing and employment likely in recent weeks and schools U.S. Senate Minority Leader bers of the public. The commission discrimination based on gender were prepared to close on Nov. 17. Harry Reid appointed New Hamp- is the brainchild of a nonprofit orgaidentity and expression, the Con- But representatives of the union and shire Democratic Sen. Jeanne nization called USA250 and is cord Monitor reported. The bill, to the Ohio-based company were in Shaheen to a committee tasked with tasked with creating recommendabe submitted by Democratic state talks in Washington, D.C., which planning the nation’s 250th anni- tions for the president and Congress Rep. Ed Butler of Hart’s Location, some called productive. Follow-up versary, according to a press release within two years of the celebrations. would add transgender and gen- meetings were scheduled in Man- from Shaheen’s office. The U.S. The 250th anniversary is scheduled der-nonconforming people to the chester. The bus company contracts Semiquincentennial Commission for July 2026. existing discrimination protections for age, sex, sexual orientation and place of origin. Butler submitted a similar bill in 2009 that narrowBOW POLICE CHIEF DEERFIELD FIRE CHIEF ly passed the state House but died Chief Margaret Lougee was sworn in as poThe town of Deerfield’s select board is curin the state Senate. A newly formed lice chief in Bow on Nov. 15, the Union Leadrently reviewing a vote of no confidence filed transgender advocacy group called er reported. Lougee has been with the departagainst its fire chief, Mark Tibbetts, by forFreedom New Hampshire is makment since 1996 and served most recently as mer firefighters. The Concord Monitor reportsergeant. She was also a master sergeant in the ed the letter signed by 28 former firefighting the bill its only policy priority.

State Senate

Following a recount in the District 7 state Senate race, the chamber is poised to retain its Republican majority with 14 seats against 10 Democratic seats. NHPR reported Republican Harold French of Franklin defeated incumbent Democrat Andrew Hosmer of Laconia.

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New Hampshire Air National Guard and retired from the Guard after 21 years. Lougee helped organize the Police Explorer Program and was active as secretary of the Bow Police Association. She is now one of only five female police chiefs in the state. Lougee’s predecessor, former Chief Erin Commerford — also one of the few female chiefs at the time — stepped down from her post at the end of September after serving as chief since 2008.

ers asked for Tibbetts’ removal because they feared for their safety when they served under him. Several individuals testified to the select board, saying Tibbetts bullied and harassed firefighters to the point of necessitating their departure from the department. Some also said the force’s dwindling numbers are attributable to the same bad behavior. In 2010, there were 42 firefighters employed in Deerfield, according to the letter, and there are now only about 17.


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Public health investigators quickly homed in on the source of those E. coli infections, and in July federal food protection officials ultimately recalled more than four tons of beef that had been processed by PT Farm in North Haverhill. Since then, a number of other E. coli cases have resulted in recalls — a second, minor recall of lamb products from the same farm in September due to E. coli levels found in the water supply there (nobody got sick) and a multi-state recall in New England where seven people became ill from beef, veal and bison meat produced at Adams Farm Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts. None of the patients in the Adams Farm case were in New Hampshire, but 10 farms in the state were retailing meat involved in the recall. “When someone is diagnosed with E. coli … or any other reportable disease, the health care provider or the laboratory is required to report it to us at the health department,” said Beth Daly, the head of the state’s Bureau of Disease Control at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. She’s also a foodborne disease epidemiologist. This makes tracking outbreaks easier. Daly said the PT Farm case was relatively straightforward because the first nine case patients were all at the same summer camp. That helped to quickly narrow down what was eaten. And when they narrowed E. coli facts

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• Pathogenic E. coli is called “Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli,” or STEC. • 265,000 STEC infections occur each year in the United States • The most common type is STEC 0157 (36 percent of cases) • It’s not usually fatal; about 5 to 10 percent of people infected with STEC 0157 develop a life-threatening type of kidney failure. • About 30 people die from it every year. • People at highest risk for severe illness include kids younger than 5, seniors 65 and older and those with weak immune systems. Source: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention

minutes and goes through about 40 different food items. The lab test establishes the strain of E. coli and enters it into a national database run by the CDC called PulseNet. From that, they can see if a cluster of patients has been infected by the same strain. Laura Burnworth with the CDC said finding the strain is like finding a fingerprint, but state investigators might already be steps ahead if a big group of patients comes to their attention first. She said that’s what happened in Oregon and Washington when E. coli sickened dozens who had eaten from Chipotle last year. Officials were tracking that outbreak even before they did the fingerprinting. Once a cluster is identified, the state embarks on a second round of interviews with the same patients. This is longer than the first one; it takes about an hour and goes through 300 foods. When they compare their findings, investigators pick out some likely suspects — meals the patients all had in common. But if they all ate the same type of food, the case isn’t closed yet, since certain types of food, like beef, are pretty common in American diets. “Just because five people in a cluster have eaten ground beef doesn’t mean that’s significant,” Daly said.

While some infections can be mild, it’s not often something even the healthiest of patients can handle on their own. “If you’re sick with it you probably need to be under a doctor’s care,” said Tom Collaro, senior investigator with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. While that may not be fun for the patients, it’s good news for epidemiologists, because the more infected people who see health care providers, the faster investigators can identify outbreaks and track down their sources. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of an E. coli infection typically appear within one to three days of eating contaminated food. People tend to seek medical help within one to five days of becoming ill, and it takes another one to three days until a stool sample test provides physicians with a diagnosis. Determining it’s part of an out- Suspects break can take two to three weeks from the This is why epidemiology is crucial time a person first gets infected. to solving these cases. So much time has passed and we remember so little about what we’ve eaten that investigators need to Food detectives E. coli tends to be associated with beef turn to science to narrow down the lineup as the bacteria is common in the digestive of suspects. That gets harder when patients are spread tracts of most mammals. Contamination can come from its feces, it can be shed in across state lines. Fingerprinting every E. its hide and it can be released if the gut coli sample and uploading that information is nicked during the preparation of the to a central database is required for every case because it allows the CDC investigacarcass. Investigators say there are three legs of tors who review the database daily to find the stool when it comes to tracking down patterns state health officials wouldn’t oththe source of a foodborne illness like E. erwise notice. That’s what happened with the Adams coli. The first is epidemiology — the study Farm case. Patients appeared in Connectiof the disease’s patterns and causes — the cut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and West second is laboratory testing and the third is an investigation into the environmental Virginia. Had it not been for identifying the specific strain of the bacteria, it’s unlikely causes. The figurative bullet is usually found in anybody would have made the the conneca stool sample, and when E. coli is detect- tion. And once that connection is made, ed, state public health officials are notified they can start the work of tracing the disand the sample gets sent for further testing. ease back to its source. Daly said state investigators do two Even before that testing is complete, Daly said, the state could already be inves- things after they’ve established a few postigating a possible outbreak. They conduct sible food culprits shared by the patients. interviews with the patients based on ques- They pursue their hypotheses by doing a tionnaires designed to figure out what they third and final round of interviews with the ate. The first interview takes about 40 to 45 patients to get at the very specific details


of the suspected foods. What variety was it? How was it prepared? Where was it served? Where was it bought? And they survey the patients’ neighbors who aren’t sick so they can use their eating habits as a control group. Once they have a baseline, certain suspects can get pushed into the foreground. “It implicates a food item statistically,” Daly said. But this is not always necessary since, as the PT Farm case demonstrated, a common thread like a summer camp cookout might come up early during the interview process and set investigators on the right track. “Even, sometimes, a single piece of information that someone will tell us will help to [solve] the whole thing. It will be like a break in the case,” Daly said.

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Jennifer Sinatra, an epidemiologist with FSIS, said investigators are sometimes lucky enough to find a smoking gun in the form of leftovers. “We will try and find out if case patients have leftover product and if they have leftover product that we can test and we find that that product does have the pathogen that has made this person sick, and we can find that it’s the same strain … that’s pretty strong supportive evidence typically to point us in the direction of that product,” Sinatra said.

Short of that, they try to figure out what the common sources were in a cluster of patients with the same infection. And they have to act quickly, Sinatra said, since they hope to prevent future infections by taking dangerous products off the shelves. After epidemiologists have done their work to finger a specific food like ground beef, FSIS investigators like Collaro will hit the road. “Once a product is potentially identified and points of purchases are identified, we’ll go out to each point of purchase to try and trace back that product to a common source,” Collaro said. “Through record-keeping, through our observations, through interviews with management and staff, we’ll trace back ground beef through distribution channels all the way to a processing facility or a production facility.” Finally, once they find a processing facility that slaughtered the cattle, ground the meat and packaged it for distribution, they can trace it back to a specific slaughter date, as they did in the PT Farm case. Based on that information, they can figure out the likely scope and scale of the contamination and issue a recall order accordingly. Reached by phone, PT Farm owners declined to be interviewed for this story.

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The Effectuator

Meet Windham’s town administrator David Sullivan of Sandown is town administrator of Windham. He’s been the town administrator there since 1988, which makes him the longest-serving town administrator in the state. What sorts of things have taken up most of your time as town administrator? I guess what takes most of my time … I don’t know if I can even encapsulate it into one area. It’s a very eclectic position. I get involved in many, many things. … I get heavily involved in working with all the departments and all the department heads, in that respect. I do a lot of the financing. … I deal with the budget, somewhat exclusively, in the community.

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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX Concord tree trashed

Hundreds of 2-inch colored bulbs from Concord’s 30-foot Christmas tree on City Plaza were either missing or smashed to the ground about a week before the annual tree-lighting ceremony, according to the Concord Monitor, leaving red, yellow and green shards of glass on the ground near the Daniel Webster statue. Most of the bulbs missing were on the lower half of the tree, but Dick Patten, organizer of the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony happening Nov. 25, estimated he’d have to buy at least 300 or 400 more to fill in the gaps. Workers had spent hours wrapping the blue spruce with the lights. QOL Score: -2 Comment: A message to the vandals: What did that Christmas tree ever do to you?

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The federal Drug Enforcement Administration chose Manchester as the first New England city to implement a new strategy to address prescription opioid and heroin abuse and violent crime. According to a story by the Associated Press, the 360 Degree Strategy project started last year in Pittsburgh and focuses on dismantling drug trafficking organizations and violent gangs, pushing for responsible prescribing of opioid drugs and empowering communities through partnerships with government and social services organizations. QOL Score: +1 Comment: The primary drivers of addiction are heroin, fentanyl and prescription painkillers.

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New Hampshire Legal Assistance won a $450,000 grant it plans to use to set up childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts. NHPR reported the funds come from a $490 million national settlement with Bank of America for its role in the housing crisis. More than $1 million was distributed to the New Hampshire Bar Association. The NHLA grant will go toward education and outreach, with a focus on refugee communities, and legislative initiatives that would help landlords eliminate lead hazards on their properties. QOL Score: +1 Comment: According to the U.S. Census, more than half of New Hampshire’s housing stock was built before lead paint was banned for residential use.

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The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success has purchased the 56.8-acre Stone Farm in Dunbarton to be used by refugees as part of its Fresh Start program, the Concord Monitor reported. Refugees can use the land for farming and keep 100 percent of the proceeds from selling their crops. The program is designed to help refugees hone their farming and business skills. The farm is already host to refugee farmers from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Bhutan. The Five Rivers Conservation Trust recently raised $293,000 to secure an easement on the land, $50,000 of which was raised from the community. It hopes to close the easement deal by December. QOL Score: +1 Comment: As older farmers seek to retire, the future of their farmland is in doubt. Advocates say the loss of farmland often happens upon retirement, when land is sold and repurposed. QOL score: 76 Net change: +1 QOL this week: 77 What’s affecting your Quality of Life here in New Hampshire? Let us know at news@hippopress.com.

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With the holiday weekend at hand, it’s time for our annual Thanksgiving awards to the biggest turkeys in sports and to those we should be especially thankful to have had playing in 2016. Let’s start with the biggest turkey of them all: Turkey – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Do I really need to say why? No, not Deflate-gate, which was a minor blip on the screen. And if their rookie third-string QB didn’t have a torn thumb ligament in Buffalo there’s not even a blip. The award is for again creating a PR nightmare rather than doing the right thing, this time by looking out for his political well-being inside the room to do the G-Men-owning Mara family a solid in giving a serial domestic abuser/kicker just a one-game suspension instead of the supposed-to-be-automatic six. Thanks – Jimmy G. He delivered four aces in the season’s most important game to date in the opening win over Arizona to prevent what the fellas at 345 Park Avenue hoped would be an embarrassing rout in front of a national TV audience. Thanks – Jacoby Brissett. Nothing not to like about a tough-guy rookie playing hurt while taking one for the team and leading the solid Week 3 win over Houston, which included the best run by a Patriots quarterback since the Steve Grogan era. Thanks – Steve Grogan. Speaking of Grogs, I know it was a long while ago, but he was toughness personified. Turkey – The Boys at 345 Park Avenue. If proper air volume in the football is so important, how come the clearly under-inflated K-balls supplied by the NFL to Cleveland and Baltimore kickers a few Thursdays ago were not inspected after the game? When I think of these people, Dean Vernon Wormer comes to mind in reverse, when he said of his Delta House adversaries in Animal House, “I hate those guys.”

Thanks – Peyton Manning. A great QB, a great rival whose presence made every Indy or Denver meeting an exciting event just cause he was there, and of course, the greatest athlete/actor ever in funny TV commercials — “Cut that meat!” Thanks – Seeing the Cubs’ World Series Win. There’ve been few more enjoyable stories during the last 108 years of baseball than seeing them finally win it after Theo built the team from scratch five years after arriving. Turkey – Seeing the Cubs win the World Series. There’ve been few more enjoyable stories during the last 108 years of baseball than the lovable Cubs every year adding another notch to their incredible Series-less streak. Thanks – Shaune Miller. For the best move of the Olympics, when the Bahaman 400-meter runner dove at the finish line to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, because it showed how much she wanted it. Turkey – The U.S. soccer team. For suspending Hope Solo. Yes, she’s nuts. What she said was ungracious and maybe it was really a lifetime achievement award payback for being a pain in the butt all these years. But, while using the word “coward” wasn’t a good choice, she said what she said in the heat of the emotional moments following the U.S. soccer team’s crushing Olympic defeat to Sweden and it seems as much could have been accomplished with a sincere apology after the fact. Like the NBA did after Isiah Thomas intimated if Larry Bird were black the media wouldn’t make such a big deal about him following a crushing Game 7 defeat in the 1987 playoffs. Thanks – Dak Prescott. True, he sounds like someone working on Star Trek’s Deep Space 9 station, but it’s cool when a ninthstring rookie QB emerges to do what he’s done so far for the Cowboys. That club includes only Dan Marino, Tom Brady (kinda-sorta), Tim Tebow (kinda-sorta), Russell Wilson and, uh, that’s about it. Turkey – Jerry Jones. Gotta balance it off anytime I say something good about the

Cowboys ’cause I don’t want my Cowboysworshipping friend George Copadis to get a swelled head. So: Yuck! Thanks – Little Isaiah. It’s rather amazing that a diminutive 5’9” guy can score in the NBA as he does. But what’s so admirable about Isaiah (the good one) Thomas is the toughness to keep taking it to the basket to score on guys more than a foot taller and who outweigh him by 100 pounds. Turkey – The Baylor Domestic Assault Debacle. Forget NCAA probation. As with Joe Paterno, it seems to me when a coach and AD are told of a gang rape by five football players, as they allegedly were, they have a responsibility to report it to the authorities to see if an “incident” actually was a serious crime. That it all happened on the watch of President/Chancellor Ken Starr is too rich, as he was hired by House Speaker Newt Gingrich for his “moral” fiber to investigate President Bill Clinton in the ’90s. Thanks – Mookie Betts. Who ever would have thought folks around here would actually smile when anyone else said the word “Mookie” after 1986? Turkey – People Who Don’t Know What the Word “Valuable” Means. These are the people who made Mike Trout AL-MVP. If they change it to Most Outstanding Player Award I’m OK with him. But someone please explain how a guy whose team finished 212 games out of first place and was out of the race by Tax Day could possibly be considered any league’s most indispensable player. Thanks – David Ortiz. I’ll conclude with a rousing thanks for the memories to the great Big Papi. Not just for closing his career with the greatest offensive season by any over40 player in baseball history, but also for 14 incredible years filled with more big hits in big moments than any Red Sox player ever. Which ain’t bad considering that club includes Tris Speaker, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Yaz, Jim Rice and Manny Ramirez. Enjoy your Turkey Day games. Email dlong@hippopress.com.

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Bedford takes football title The Big Story: Bedford lived up to the old adage on Saturday that offense sells tickets and defense wins championships in winning a 7-0 battle with Exeter for the Division I Football title. The D limited the Blue Hawks to just 2.49 yards on its 61 offensive plays, while getting 124 rushing yards from Nick Leahy and a third quarter hook-up from Connor Robert to Noah Chaberek for the game’s only score. It gave the Bulldogs a perfect 12-0 season and its first ever state football title. Sports 101: With Michigan’s all-world DB Jabrill Peppers in the mix to become the second defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy, name Michigan’s three other Heisman winners. Hot Ticket: It’s the annual Turkey Bowl games throughout the region with the big one in Manchester at Gill Stadium between Manchester Central and Trinity High at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. Impressive Win of the Week: In the time between my taking UNH to task for scheduling Division III teams to make their record look better and my column hitting the streets, State U’s basketball team got the most significant win in its inglorious history. It was the impressive 57-52 win (on the road, no less) over Temple, who’s been in the Tournament

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4 – number of consecutive home basketball games to start the 2016-17 season for the SNHU men, who’ll play 7 of the 11 games they have before the Christmas break at 2500 North River Road. 5 to 6 – Vegas odds for Carol Shea-Porter being able to hold on to her newly won seat when she’ll face Frank Guin-

nine times this century including last year. Weird Scheduling Note of the Week: After SNHU beat crosstown rival St. Anselm 74-68 to open their seasons they now won’t see each other until the final game of the year at St. A on Feb. 21. Sports 101 Answer: The Michigan Heisman winners to date are, in descending order, 1997, Tom Brady’s teammate and only defensive player to win so far Charles Woodson; 1991, returner-receiver-ESPN GameDay analyst Desmond Howard, who destroyed the Patriots in the ’96 Super Bowl; 1940, legendary running back Tom Harmon, who, oh by the way, is the father of NCIS star and former UCLA wishbone QB Mark Harmon. On This Date – Nov. 24: 1953 – Walter Alston signs the first of 23 consecutive oneyear contracts to manage the Brooklyn/L.A. Dodgers continuing until he retires after the 1973 season. 1957 – Cleveland rookie Jimmy Brown sets a then-NFL-record 237 rushing yards in a single game while scoring four TDs as they easily beat the L.A. Rams. 1960 – Harlem Globetrotter alum Wilt Chamberlain grabs 55 rebounds vs. Bill Russell and the Celtics, setting the never-will-be-broken record for rebounds in one game.

ta in their billionth rematch race for Congress in 2018. 24 – points scored by Amherst’s Devin Gilligan (’s Island) to go along with 12 rebounds and five fouls committed in a got-his-fullmoney’s-worth effort in the aforementioned SNHU win over St. A where Londonderry’s Cody Ball had 14 for the Hawks.

40 – points in the paint for the St. Anselm women to 28 by SNHU to be the big difference-maker in St. A’s 73-71 win over the Penwomen on Wednesday night. 1,000 – career point plateau reached by Candace Andrews as she was scoring a game-high 18 points for the Hawks in their aforementioned win over SNHU.

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Mookie: Until the arrival of Mookie Betts, a painful phrase epitomizing 87 years of baseball agony in the Hub after Mookie Wilson hit that botched “slow roller toward first” that snatched defeat from the jaws of victory vs. the Mets on Oct. 25, 1986. Bo Jackson: Otherworldly a-tha-leet out of Auburn who played in the NFL and MLB, where his throw on a line from the warning track all the way to home plate in Yankee Stadium is the greatest I’ve ever seen. In his spare time there was the famed “Bo Don’t Know Diddley” Nike commercial after he beat out PSU’s Joe Dudek for the 1985 Heisman Trophy. Dean Vernon Wormer: Faber College dean and arch foe of Delta House in the classic college romp National Lampoon’s Animal House. After the frat guys gave a horse a fatal heart attack in his office and dumped fizzies in Faber’s swimming pool and Otter put the moves on his wife, Wormer got revenge by yanking the Delta House charter, which they trumped with the utter chaos created during a homecoming parade gone mad in the final scene. National Lampoon’s Animal House: Hard to believe Hollywood’s first gross-out film, where John Belushi famously said, “Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?,” was deemed “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and preserved in the National Film Registry! It’s also one of the most financially successful films ever after raking in $141 million (when that was real money) on a $2.5 million budget.

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Drinksgiving

Pre-gaming for the holiday By Michael Witthaus

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The night before Thanksgiving is called Friendsgiving by a lot of people lately, a gathering of pals before enjoying relatives, hearth and home. Whatever the name, Wednesday, Nov. 23, will be the busiest night of the year for many taverns, so plenty of places are putting a little extra into what’s normally a lazy midweek night. Here are a few places kicking it up a notch this year. HIPPO | NOVEMBER 24 - 30, 2016 | PAGE 12

• American Legion Hillsborough 538 W. Main St., Hillsboro, 478-0091) Scott Snake Miller & the Helljacks play straight up rock ’n’ roll for the local crowd. • Area 23 (254 N. State St., Concord, 8819060) Friendsgiving with Dopamine features a Capitol City favorite at a newly beloved local haunt, with craft beer and tasty finger food. • Atkinson Resort & Country Club (85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, 362-8700) Brad Bosse, one of the state’s busiest musicians, plays solo covers with a folk-rock flavor.

• Auburn Pitts (167 Rockingham Road, Auburn, 622-6564) The Thirsty Thursday Open Jam, now led by Gordy and Diane Pettipas, moves up a day. No longer just a blues session, it’s open to all genres. • Blue Mermaid (409 The Hill, Portsmouth, 427-2583) Joe Harding hosts an open mic; for this intimate Seacoast pub, it’s usually one of the busiest evenings of the year. • CR's (287 Exeter Road, Hampton, 9297972) Good to have Yamica Peterson and her extraordinary singing voice back on the East Coast. Mica-Sev Project, her duo with Don Severance, is the feature act.

• Canoe Club (27 S. Main St., Hanover, 643-9660) Ted Mortimer plays solo guitar — spirited jazz standards, some swing and Latin songs. Nice vocals too. • Chop Shop (920 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, 760-7706) Karaoke & Cocktails is a regular Wednesday night event at this Seacoast pub, turned up to 11 tonight. • Common Man (88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088) Thanksgiving Eve with Karen Grenier is becoming a tradition, as the singer-songwriter plays favorite covers and tasty originals. • Copper Door (15 Leavy Drive, Bedford,


• Homestead (641 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 429-2022) Bob Rutherford plays acoustic covers; he’s a regular and a favorite here. • Karma (1077 Elm St., Manchester, 6476653) DJ Midas, SP1 and Reed are no longer the regular Thursday act, but they still perform a lot at the cigar, hookah and whiskey bar, including tonight. • Murphy's Taproom (494 Elm St., Manchester, 644-3535) Wize Crackaz perform. The five-piece cover band is becoming a house favorite — they’re already booked for New Year’s Eve. • Pasta Loft (241 Union Square, Milford, 672-2270) Small Town Stranded performs rock covers ranging from Stevie Wonder to Kings of Leon; the Milford band was a Best of Hippo runner-up in 2015. • Patrick's (18 Weirs Road, Gilford, 2930841) Ladies Night with Cody James is a regular event at this lively Lakes Region restaurant and bar, amped up for Pre-Turkey Day. • Penuche’s (96 Hanover St., Manchester, 666-3667) Jigs Music Presents a Thanksgiving Eve Throwdown featuring Room to Move, who promise a fresh mix of all-new covers and grooving original material. • Portsmouth Gas Light Co. (64 Market St., Portsmouth, 430-9122) Joe Sambo is a roots-rocking singer-guitarist usually seen fronting his band The Goonz; tonight he performs solo. • Press Room (77 Daniel St., Portsmouth, 431-5186) Bob Halperin is a member of popular roots band Wooden Eye, now in their ninth year. He plays solo tonight. • Racks (20 Plaistow Road, Plaistow, 9742406) DJ Sensations spins popular dance hits for the pregaming crowd. • Red Door (107 State St., Portsmouth, 373-6827) It’s S.I.N. time (short for service industry night) as DJ Evaredy, a mainstay at this cozy upstairs pub known for inventive craft cocktails, performs on the turntables. • Ri Ra (22 Market Square, Portsmouth, 319-1680) Erin's Guild holds down its regular Wednesday night spot, playing lively traditional Irish music for the Guinness and Harp drinkers. • River's Pub (76 Derry St., Hudson, 9437832) Shakedown plays rock covers at this recently renovated pizza restaurant and bar, formerly called Capri Pizza. • Riverwalk Cafe (35 Railroad Square, Nashua, 578-0200) Open mic for original music only — a six-year tradition that’s been around since this listening room’s beginnings. • Rudi's (20 High St., Portsmouth, 4307834) Dimitri Solo Piano is a regular attraction at the downtown Portsmouth restaurant. He plays easy-going jazz and pop tunes. • Savory Square (32 Depot Square, Hampton, 926-2202) Max Sullivan has a solid following from the Seacoast to the White Mountains, playing rocked up covers with his eponymous band. He performs solo tonight. • Strange Brew (88 Market St., Manchester, 666-4292) David Rousseau performs blues rock for the craft beer crowd — the

tap room is a longtime friend of live music in Manchester. • Taverne on the Square (2 Pleasant St., Claremont, 287-4416) Tirade, featuring local guitar legend Tobias Moore, Ryan Brown, Michael Sherman, and Justin Ferren, performs at the former New Socials. • TGI Fridays (221 Loudon Road, Concord, 226-1012) DJ Sparky spins music for the Flair Night crowd. • The Goat (20 L St., Hampton, 601-6928) Kevin White Open Mic happens, a regular weekly event at the funky bar with $1,000 in ones tacked to the ceiling. • The Local (2 East Main St., Warner, 4566066) Songs With Molly performs at the New Boston restaurant’s freestanding pub. Be sure to hit the after party with local favorites the DoBros two days later. • Thirsty Moose (21 Congress St., Portsmouth, 427-8645) Jamsterdam returns for a Pre-Thanksgiving party that’s turning into a tradition. The local band specializes in upbeat covers, rap mash-ups and catchy originals. • Thirsty Turtle (8 Temple St., Nashua, 402-4136) Towns performs with Billerica, Mass., band The Natural Disasters, who just released “Modern Age,” a nice slice of punk pop pleasure from their forthcoming album. • Toll Booth Tavern (740 2nd NH Turnpike North, Francestown, 588-1800) Dance Hall Epidemic. • True Brew (3 Bicentennial Square, Concord, 225-2776) Pat and the Hats host a Friendsgiving party that's a homecoming for a big chunk of the Concord music scene. Guests this year include Julie Rhodes, Liz Bills (Analog Heart), Chris Tansey (LadyTramp), Kate West, Tristan Omand, Dusty Gray, Mike Dunbar, Josh Kimball, Jason Lane and Scott Solsky (rejoining his old mates). • Village Trestle (25 Main St., Goffstown, 497-8230) Thanksgiving Eve is a tradition at this roadhouse, with inspired blues rock from the Bruce Marshall Group anchoring the festivities. • Whiskey's 20 (20 Old Granite St., Manchester, 641-2583) A new name, but the party maintains — Homecoming features DJ Shawn White, Chris Drake, Sammy Smoove & DJ EP, and there’s a free turkey buffet.

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488-2677) Joe Rivet plays solo covers amidst the nibbling of small plates and sipping of craft cocktails. Come early, it gets crowded. • Cork n Keg (4 Essex Drive, Raymond, 244-1573) Doctor Pepper — the band, not the soda, playing rock covers — goes nicely with this restaurant-bar’s famous double patty double cheese burger. • Country Tavern (452 Amherst St., Nashua, 889-5871) Ted Solovicos, known as Grateful Ted in some quarters, plays covers. He often appears with musical partner Rosemarie Rose. • Covered Bridge (16 Cedar St., Contoocook, 746-5191) Derek Astles, a creative force behind roots rock band Rippin E Brakes, hosts the weekly open mic night. • Crow's Nest (181 Plaistow Road, Plaistow, 974-1686) Bite The Bullet plays top 40, funk, rock and country covers. The New England-based band members share over 25 years of playing live. • Derryfield (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-2880) Chad LaMarsh Band performs, always a favorite with the hometown crowd. No doubt he’ll be dreaming about his next party cruise. • Dolphin Striker (15 Bow St., Portsmouth, 431-5222) Dave Gerard and Truffle perform an acoustic set. It’s a return trip to the Striker for the Seacoast favorites, who celebrated 30 years as a band in 2016. • Dover Brickhouse (2 Orchard St., Dover, 749-3838) It’s hip-hop night as Nabo Rawk, emcee of underground rap group Porn Theatre Ushers, performs with popular crew Granite State, Mr. Lif and Ape the Grim. • Element (1055 Elm St., Manchester, 627-2922) Karaoke with George Cox — You Are the Star is a regular Wednesday night event at this downtown bar. • Fody's (9 Clinton St., Nashua, 577-9015) DJ Mark Allen reprises last year’s preThanksgiving party in the Railroad Square restaurant bar. • Fratello's (155 Dow St., Manchester, 624-2022) Triana Wilson shows her singersongwriter side for the dinner and bar crowd; when she’s not doing that, Triana is one of Boston’s top-rated DJs. • Fratello's Italian Grille (194 Main St., Nashua, 889-2022) With two microphones, a guitar and a loop pedal, Ryan Williamson defies the singer-songwriter genre, mixing covers and originals for this appearance. • Fury's Publick House (1 Washington St., Dover, 617-3633) People Skills, led by gifted guitarist and singer Chelsea Paolini, is one of the Seacoast’s most beloved and energetic bands. • Giuseppe's (312 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-3313) Paul Luff plays guitar from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by DJ dancing downstairs in the Grotto. • Hermanos (11 Hills Ave., Concord, 224-5669) Paul Lovely, a Concord-based singer-guitarist, performs. • Holy Grail (64 Main St., Epping, 6799559) Led by drummer Luke Moss, Boo Boo Groove is a band of seasoned musicians playing jazzy originals with a progressive flavor, along with covers.

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Off to the races

Get moving with holiday runs and walks

Who ever said revelry and merriment had a speed limit? Work off your turkey weight, celebrate the holiday in motion and usher in the new year with these road races.

the BASC Santa Claus Shuffle, a 3-mile run that starts at 3:15 p.m. at Veterans Park in Manchester. Dress up as Santa and run with an army of other Santas. The first 1,500 to register get a full Santa suit. Cost is $25 to $35 ($10 for children 11 or younger). The run is followed by Manchester’s holiday parade at 4 p.m. Visit milleniumrunning.com/santa to register.

Thursday, Nov. 24

Sunday, Dec. 4

By Ryan Lessard

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Support the Coats for Kids program at the Rotary Club of Merrimack’s 5K Turkey Trot. The race starts at 8 a.m. at Merrimack Middle School, 31 Madeline Bennett Drive. Cost is $20-$25 ($15 for ages 13 and under). This year’s funds will be raised for Coats for Kids, local soup kitchen donations and holiday gifts for the less fortunate. Visit merrimack5k. com for more information. Contact Bob Freed at 533-0678 or bob.freed@techtransport.com. Take a run through Mine Falls Park in Nashua for the 14th Annual Great Gobbler Thanksgiving 5K. Race gets underway at 8 a.m. at Nashua High School South, 36 Riverside St. Proceeds go to Nashua High School cross-country teams. Cost is $20-$25 ($15-$20 for ages 11-17). Visit greatgobbler.com. Contact Nate Burns at burnsn@ nashua.edu or Mike Merra at m.merra@gmail. com with questions. Head to Bow High School, 55 Falcon Way, for the Bow Police Association 8th Annual 5K Turkey Trot at 8 a.m. Cost is $30 (free for kids 12 and under). Visit runreg.com. Call 2281240 with questions. The Annual Rochester Runners Free Fall Classic 5K starts at Rochester Community Center, 150 Wakefield St., at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $10 to $15 ($5 for ages 12 and under) and shirts cost an additional $10. Visit freefall5k.com. The Dover Turkey Trot 5K at Shaw’s Lane begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $20-$25 ($10-$15 for kids in grade 4 and under). Proceeds benefit the Garrison School PTA. Visit doverturkeytrot.com. Contact doverturkeytrot@gmail.com for information. Make your way from Peirce Island to Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth for the eighth annual Seacoast Rotary Club Turkey Trot starting at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $30 ($10 for ages 12 and under, $20 for teens 13 to 19). See seacoastrotary.org and register at runreg.com. Contact seacoastrotary@gmail.com or call 512-1976. Don’t miss Keene’s Wobble Gobble starting at 8:30 a.m. (walkers) or 9 a.m. (runners) at 312 Washington St. This 4-mile race used to be called the Cranberry Run. Cost is $20. See tristate-racingonline.com. The 18th annual Galloping Gobbler 4-mile road race at Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $20, or $25 including a T-shirt. Proceeds go to the Bishop Brady Tuition Assistance Fund. Visit bishopbrady.edu. The 22nd Annual Windham Turkey Trot begins at 9 a.m. at 70 Blossom Road in Windham, rain, snow or shine. The family-friendly event has 3- and 5-mile courses to run, walk,

Take part in Atkinson’s fourth annual Jingle Bell Half Marathon at 9 a.m. at 85 Country Club Drive. Cost is $70. Visit jinglebellhalf.com. For questions email mike@ locorunning.com. Santa Claus Shuffle. Photo courtesy of Millennium Running.

stroll, scooter or rollerblade. Race proceeds benefit The Shepherd’s Pantry, Windham Helping Hands, and Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County. Cost is by donation of your choice. See windhamturkeytrot.org. Contact windhamturkeytrot@gmail.com. Derry’s 43rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Road Race kicks off at Gallien’s Town Beach on Beaver Lake, Route 102, at 9 a.m. Bring a nonperishable canned good or dry food to donate to St. Jude Parish, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, The Upper Room or Sonshine Kitchen. Pre-registration is $17, free for kids. Day-of registration costs $20, $10 for kids. Visit gdtc.org/turkeytrot. Contact Sean Coyle at scoyle@gdtc.org. Fisher Cats Thanksgiving Day 5K starts outside Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (near right field on Commercial Street, Manchester) at 9 a.m. and ends in the infield. Cost is $25 to $30 ($10 for kids 11 and under). See millenniumrunning.com/thanksgiving. The 10th Annual Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot 5K, at the Ben Mere Gazebo at Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee, begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 (free for children 12 and under, $10 for seniors 65 and older). A 1K Chicken Run for kids starts at 8:15 a.m. Visit sunapeeturkeytrot.com. Contact info@ sunapeeturkeytrot.com. Take part in the Gilford Youth Center’s 9th Annual Turkey Trot 5K & Family Walk starting at 9 a.m. at 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. Cost is $26-$27 ($90 for a family of up to five). See gilfordyouthcenter.com. Contact Scott Hodson, 524-6978, gccscott@metrocast.net.

Friday, Nov. 25

The Amherst Junior Women’s Club 16th Annual Trot Off Your Turkey 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run is back. The Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Amherst Town Green, 11 Church St. Cost is $10 for the Fun Run, $25 for the 5K. See trotoffyourturkey.wordpress.com and register at runreg.com. Contact amherstturkeytrot@ gmail.com for questions.

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Bring joy to the kiddies by running in the Merrimack Toys For Tots 5K Race & Walk at 10 a.m. at the Merrimack High School, 38 McElwain St. Cost is $15-$20 plus a $10 unwrapped toy, or pay $25-$30 without a toy. $10 from each toyless entry will go to Toys For Tots. Visit g2racereg.webconnex.com. Rev up your engines for Yule Light Up The Night, a 2.25-mile run through the Gift of Lights display at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1122 Route 106, Loudon, at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $15-$25 ($10 for children 3 and under). Register at millenniumrunning.com/lights. Participate in the Portsmouth Jingle Bell Run for arthritis at 10 a.m. at Little Harbour School, 50 Clough Drive, Portsmouth. Registration costs $35 to $40. Register at jbr.org. Contact Tom Bringle, 724-6080, tbringle@ arthritis.org.

Sunday, Dec. 18

Run into the Christmas spirit with the Concord Jingle Bell Run for arthritis at 10 a.m. at Rundlett Middle School, 144 South St., Concord. Registration costs $30 to $40. Register at jbr.org. Contact Tom Bringle, 724-6080, tbringle@arthritis.org.

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The 5th annual Great Bay Services New Year’s Resolution 5K takes off at 11 a.m. at Portsmouth Middle School, 155 Parrott Ave. Cost is $25 ($15 age 13 and under). Register at runreg.com. Take part in a long-running tradition with the 39th Annual Peanut Butter Chip Chase 5K at Temple Town Hall, Route 45 at noon. Race proceeds go to Souhegan Lions Club college scholarships and food pantry donations. Preregistration costs $15 ($13 age 18 and under); race-day registration is $20 ($15 age 18 and under). Registration is capped at 300. Visit 3craceproductions.com. Contact Michele Siegmann, 878-9066, godspeed@myfairpoint.net. Don’t miss The Millennium Mile Road Race on Mammoth Road in front of Londonderry High School starting at 2 p.m. Pre-registration costs $18, race-day $20. Kids 11 and under pay $10. Register at millenniumrunning.com/millenniummile.


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• The Gift of Lights returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1122 Route 106 North, Loudon) and will be open every day from Friday, Nov. 25, through Saturday, Dec. 31, from 4:30 to 9 p.m., except for Christmas Day. The drive-through park of Christmas lights spans more than two miles and features hundreds of light displays and holiday scenes along the way before winding around the outside of the track's grandstands. The route includes a trip through the infield tunnel with the famous “Tunnel of Lights.” Admission is $20 per car at the gate. Buses are $20 for the first 15 people and $2 for each additional person. You can get a $2 discount if you bring at least three items for donation to the Loudon Food Pantry. Visit giftoflightsnhms.com. • Santa's Holiday Express returns to the Conway Scenic Railroad (38 Norcross Circle, North Conway), beginning Friday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 27, and continuing every weekend until Christmas Day (Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4; Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11; and Saturday, Dec. 17, through Friday, Dec. 23). Santa Claus and his elves will be on board for the duration of each ride, sharing hot chocolate and cookies with everyone. Photo opportunities are also available if you bring your camera. There are two take-off times each day, at 11:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m., and both last about an hour round-trip. The cost for tickets ranges from $17 to $25.50 for adults, $12 to $21 for children ages 4 to 12, and up to $13 for children under 4 years old, depending on the types of seats. Journey to the North Pole will be offered from Friday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 27; Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 4; Friday, Dec. 9, through Sunday, Dec. 11; Friday, Dec. 16, through Sunday, Dec. 18; and Thursday, Dec. 22, and Friday, Dec. 23. Tickets range from $47 to $67. Visit conwayscenic.com or call 356-5251. • Get a holiday-style blast from the past at Castle in the Clouds (Route 171, 455 Old Mountain Road, Moultonborough) during its annual Christmas at the Castle event, from Friday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the 1920s-style Historic Lucknow Estate, enjoy holiday-themed music, crafts, games and much more. The cost to attend is $20 for adults and seniors, $10 for kids ages 5 to 17, and free for kids ages 4 and under. For Friends of the Castle members, tickets are discounted to $15 for adults and seniors and $8 for kids ages 5 to 17. Visit castleintheclouds.org or call 476-5900. • The Ho-Ho-Hobo Santa Express holiday-themed train rides return to the Hobo Railroad (64 Railroad St., Lincoln) begin-

ning Friday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 27, and continuing every weekend up to the Christmas holiday (Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4; Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11; and Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18). Once seated, everyone on the train receives a cup of hot chocolate and each family receives a box of holiday cookies to enjoy during the excursion, which lasts one hour and 20 minutes. Every child is also given a letter they can complete for Santa Claus. On the way back to Hobo Junction, each child on the train receives a special gift from Santa. Tickets are $20 per seat in coach class and $25 per seat in first class, free for children ages 2 and under. Visit hoborr.com or call 745-2135. • Celebrate the holidays at Waterville Valley Resort (1 Ski Area Road) with special events like the fourth annual Cold Turkey Plunge on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m., where you jump into Corcoran Pond to benefit the resort's athletic programs for people with disabilities. Santa and his elves will arrive later in the day, about 3:30 p.m., pulled by a team of sled dogs from The Valley Snowdogz. Kids can request Christmas wishes from Santa and take photos with him as he will be giving out candy and gifts for all who come to visit. At 7 p.m., there will be a tree lighting ceremony with a fireworks display over Corcoran Pond. Go to visitwatervillevalley.com or call 468-2553. • Reason for the Season returns to DeMeritt Hill Farm (66 Lee Road, Lee), on Saturday, Nov. 26, and Sunday, Nov. 27; Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. each day. Bring the whole family to the farm to pick out a Christmas tree for the season, listen to readings of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” from Mrs. Claus, enjoy hot apple cider and take home an apple ornament, candy canes and other keepsakes and treats. Admission is $110 for the family and registration is required. Visit demeritthillfarm.com or call 868-2111. • The Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 30th annual Holiday Open House in downtown Exeter on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. The event features live music, shopping and photo opportunities with Santa Claus. Go to visitexeternh.com. • Laconia's Community Center (306 Union Ave.) will become the city's Christmas Village on Thursday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. Visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus and take professional photos with them for $3. Visit cityoflaconianh.org or call 524-5046. • Don't miss the 40th annual Wilton Holiday Fair at Pine Hill Waldorf School (77 Pine Hill Drive, Wilton) on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to enjoy live music, puppet 18

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• The Bektash Shrine Center (189 Pembroke Road, Concord) is hosting its 16th annual “Fez”tival of Trees now through Sunday, Nov. 27. Featuring decorated trees up for bid and raffle, the festival also includes refreshments, photo opportunities with Santa and more. It will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will reopen on Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost to attend is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for children under 12. Visit bektashshriners.org or call 225-5372. • The 30th annual Concord Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration will be held at City Plaza (in front of the State House) on Friday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. Activities will begin downtown at 3:30 p.m. and include a petting zoo, pony and horse drawn wagon rides, music by the Brian Waldron Band, lighting of the nativity, food and more. Santa Claus will arrive at City Plaza at 5 p.m. The countdown to light the tree will begin at 5:59 p.m., immediately followed by fireworks. • The Plaistow Festival of Trees will be held at the Plaistow Fish and Game Club (18 May Ray Ave.) on Friday, Nov. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trees and wreath raffles will be drawn on Sunday at 3 p.m. A craft fair will be running during all three days, as well as breakfast opportunities with Santa, caroling for children, a snack bar and more. Admission is free. Visit plaistow. nhlions.org. • The eighth annual Southern New Hampshire Festival of Trees, one of the largest holiday events to take place in the Granite State this season, begins Friday, Nov. 25, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 3, at Shelburne Hall in Pelham’s Municipal Building (6 Village Green). Raffle tickets are available for $5 for a sheet of 25 on any day of the festival. General admission is $5, free for kids under 12 years old. Visit snhfestivaloftrees.pelhamcommunityspirit.org for a full event schedule. • The seventh annual Antrim Festival of Trees Open House will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the James A. Tuttle Library (45 Main St., Antrim). More than 100 trees will be featured at the exhibit, which

will remain on display throughout December and can be visited during regular Library hours. Visitors will have the opportunity to cast their votes for their favorites in categories such as funniest and most creative. Open House entertainment will include live music, children’s activities and festive goodies. Visit antrimfestivaloftrees.org. • New Boston’s Holiday Tree Lighting will be held on the town common on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served on the gazebo and holiday songs will be sung. Visit newbostonnh.gov. • Bow’s Community Tree Lighting Celebration will be held on Sunday, Nov. 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the town bandstand. Ring in the holiday season by enjoying hot chocolate, cookies and s’mores, and be sure to bring your camera to take pictures with Santa Claus. Visit bow-nh.com or call 228-2222. • Penacook’s Tree Lighting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. at Boudreau Square in Penacook Village. Visit penacook.org. • The 17th annual Exeter Festival of Trees will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. The fundraiser and silent auction will be held during the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Open House. More than 50 decorated live Christmas trees will be on display inside Exeter’s Historic Town Hall on Front Street. Admission to view and bid on your favorite tree,

as well as sampling Christmas cookies, is free. Go to visitexeternh.com. • The preview party for Warner’s Festival of Trees will be Friday, Dec. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Warner Town Hall (5 E. Main St.). See the 15 Christmas trees that have been decorated by participating local businesses and organizations. This year’s theme is “The Spirit of Christmas.” This is the first year the Preview Party is open to families and is free. Area restaurants and other businesses will be donating treats to eat while enjoying the trees in the Town Hall. The Festival of Trees will run through Monday, Dec. 26. Visit townofwarner.com. • Rochester’s Holiday Tree Lighting will be held on Friday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the city’s central square. The evening will feature activities like a reading of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” from Rochester Mayor Caroline McCarley, cookiedecorating at the Chamber office, live dance performances by local organizations, a visit with Santa and much more. Visit rochesternh. org or call 332-5080. • More than 30 locally decorated trees will be on display at Dover’s Festival of Trees on Friday, Dec. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rivermill at Dover Landing (2 Washington St.) The trees will be auctioned and raffled off to benefit the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce’s City Lights Committee. The evening will also feature live choir performances, kids’ activi-

ties, refreshments and more. Visit dovernh.org or call 742-2218. • Kick-start your holiday season at the historic Franklin Opera House (316 Central St., Franklin) with its annual Festival of Trees fundraising event from Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 4. The Opera House will be full of tabletop Christmas trees, wreaths, festive gift baskets and more. All items are donated by local individuals, families, businesses and organizations. Live entertainment and raffle selections will be available. The cost for a sheet of 25 raffle tickets is $5. Visit franklinoperahouse.org or call 934-1901. • Windham’s Holiday Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Town Hall and Town Commons on North Lowell and Church roads. Call the Recreation Department at 965-1208 or visit windhamnewhampshire.com. • Wolfeboro’s Festival of Trees will be held on the weekends of Dec. 3, Dec. 4, Dec. 10 and Dec. 11, and Wednesday, Dec. 7. This year’s preview gala is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 1. The 17th annual event will feature more than 65 trees decorated by area businesses and organizations, displayed on two levels at the Wright Museum (77 Center St., Wolfeboro). At the preview gala, enjoy a cocktail reception with wine and beer provided by local caterers and restaurants. Although the Wright Museum is normally closed for the winter season, its exhibits have been open during the festival in previous years. Visit wolfeborofestivaloftrees.com. • Lyndeborough’s Santa Visit and Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. Call 654-5955 or visit town. lyndeborough.nh.us for updates. • Rivier University’s Tree Lighting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the school’s Chapel Quad (between Madeleine Hall and Resurrection Chapel, 420 S. Main St., Nashua). Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will also be stopping by. Visit rivier.edu. • Don’t miss this year’s Amherst Tree Lighting Festival to be held from Friday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 11. The festivities will begin on Friday at 6 p.m. with the tree lighting on the World War I Common. Other events happening throughout the weekend include visits with Santa, live music, food and more. Visit amhersttreelightingfestival.weebly.com.


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16 shows, storytelling, games, snacks and win prizes, while adults browse the offerings from local artisans and vendors for holiday gift ideas. Visit pinehill.org or call 654-6003. • Starry, Starry Weekend returns for its 13th year in Contoocook and Hopkinton. Special holiday shopping opportunities will be offered throughout the two villages on Friday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A “preview night” has been added to this year's festivities and will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. For a $5 donation during preview night, you can be among the first to choose from the many offerings from local vendors and artisans. Visit explorecontoocook.com. • Charmingfare Farm (774 High St., Candia) will become a Lighted Winter Wonderland on the weekends of Friday, Dec. 2, through Christmas Eve, with checkin times from 5 to 9 p.m. Travel to the North Pole while enjoying holiday light displays, costumed characters and a petting zoo, and get your picture taken with Santa Claus. Tickets are $25 per person and free for children under 23 months old. Go to visitthefarm. com or call 483-5623. • Don't miss Milford's Annual Holiday Craft Fairs and Events, on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. around the Historic Milford Oval. The event will feature live music, holiday giveaways and food from the Milford Indoor Farmers' Market, which will be available in the Town Hall Auditorium (1 Union Square). Join the Milford Lions Club in welcoming Santa Claus to the Milford Oval on Sunday, Dec. 4, from noon to 2 p.m. Visit milfordimprovementteam.org or call 249-0676.

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• The Candlelight Stroll returns to Strawbery Banke Museum (14 Hancock St., Portsmouth) for its 37th year. The festivities will be held during the weekends of Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, Dec. 10 and Dec. 11, and Dec. 16 through Dec. 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Visitors stroll from historic house to historic house as they are greeted by costumed role players and performers. Enjoy craft demonstrations and food vendors along the way, in addition to fun kids’ projects and hot apple cider. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for children ages 5 to 17, with a maximum cost of $60 per family. Visit strawberybanke.org or call 433-1110. • Epsom Central School (282 Black Hill Road) will host its first annual Winter Craft Fair, which will feature baked goods, raffles and opportunities to find affordable

and handmade gift ideas for your loved ones. The fair is sponsored by the Epsom Central School PTO and will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit facebook. com/epsom-central-pto. • Don't miss the annual Hudson Holiday Shopping event on Saturday, Dec. 3, at noon at Valentino's Restaurant & Lounge (142 Lowell Road). Shop and donate at the same time with more than 30 local vendors to choose from. Santa Claus will also be available to take photos and Christmas wishes from kids. Visit newenglandvendorevents.com. • Join St. Patrick's Church (12 Main St., Pelham) for its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature a coloring contest for kids, locally made food and goodies at a bake table and more. Visit stpatricks-pelham.com or call 635-3525.

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• More than 80 marching bands, floats, clowns, costumed characters and more will march at the Derry Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. The theme of the parade is “The Magic of the Holidays.” Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be on their own float to round up the end of the parade, which will travel through West Broadway and Maple streets in Derry. Visit derry-chamber.chambermaster.com or call 432-8205. • Enjoy live music, local retail shopping and more at the Laconia Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 4 p.m. The parade will kick off from Wyatt Park and will proceed down Main Street to Veterans Square for the tree lighting at dusk. Visit lakesregionchamber. org or call 455-2084. • A tradition for 45 years and counting, the Salem Holiday Parade will be held on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 1 p.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “Lights, Camera, Christmas!” The parade will march down Main Street

from the Fisk School to Salem High School. Visit salemnhparade.org. • This year’s Sit with Santa, Fireman’s Parade & Holiday Lighting will be held at the Deerfield Town Hall (8 Raymond Road) on Sunday, Nov. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. Kids will get opportunities to take their photos with Santa as families enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, home-baked goodies and more. The holiday tree will be unveiled at 4 p.m. at the Gazebo Field. Also at 4 p.m., the Fireman’s Parade will make its way through the village, beginning at the Deerfield Penguin Mart and ending on Church Street. All events are free to attend, but donated baked goods are appreciated. Visit townofdeerfieldnh.com or call 463-8811. • The annual Exeter Holiday Parade will kick off from the Osram plant (131 Portsmouth Ave.) on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 5:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Woodland Critters.” Visit exeterholidayparade.org.

• This year’s Nottingham Holiday Parade & Party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. The event also features a children’s craft workshop and photo opportunities with Santa Claus in the Community Center (139 Stage Road). Visit nottingham-nh.gov. • Don’t miss the Portsmouth Illuminated Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m., which will travel down Islington Street and through Market Square. It will include student volunteers pushing grocery carts to collect food donations. Visit portsmouthchamber.org or call 767-2697. • Don’t miss the Somersworth Christmas Parade & Winter Gala on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m., which will feature live performances and exhibitors on Main Street. Visit somersworth. com/celebrate or call 692-6310. • The annual Merrimack Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 3 to 4 p.m. The festivities kick off at the Commons Shopping Plaza (515 Daniel

Webster Highway) before turning to Baboosic Lake Road, then on to McElwain Street, and ending at the Town Hall parking lot. Prizes will be awarded to the top three floats that best meet the parade theme. Visit merrimacknh.gov or call 882-1046. • The Rochester Holiday Parade kicks off on Main Street on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “A Sporting Christmas.” More than 100 commercial and organization floats will appear this year. Visit rochesternh.org or call 332-5080. • This year’s Seacoast Toys For Tots Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m., and will feature a patriotic theme. The parade kicks off from the parking lot of the Chop Shop Pub (920 Lafayette Road, Seabrook) before continuing to the new Walmart center for the Christmas stroll, which will feature live bands, giveaways, hot chocolate, and a meet and greet with Santa. Visit chopshoppub.com or call 760-7706.


ford St., Manchester) for its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be children's crafts, holiday storytimes, old-fashioned board games, cookies and photo opportunities with Santa Claus from 10 to 11 a.m. Admission is free. Visit manchesterhistoric.org or call 622-7531. • Stop by the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum (18 Highlawn Road, Warner) for its annual Winter Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features storytelling, games, crafts, music, food and more. Admission is $5 per person and a $20 maximum cost per family. Visit indianmuseum.org or call 456-2600. • Mill Falls Marketplace (312 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith) & Main Street will host its Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 4, from noon to 4 p.m. The event features holiday shopping opportunities, strolling carolers, horse-drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa Claus and much more. Visit millfalls.com or call 279-7006. • The fifth annual Holiday Bazaar will be held at LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature handcrafted gifts by juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen, as well as bistro dining, wine tastings and much more. Visit labellewinerynh.com or call 672-9898. • Don't miss the Christmas in Henniker Celebration at Colby Hill Inn (33 The Oaks, Henniker) on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. Enjoy an art and gift fair, visits with Santa Claus, holiday music, gingerbread decorating led by the Henniker Lions Club, and much more. Visit hennikerchamber.com or call 428-3281. • Lights on the Hill will return to the historic 19th-century buildings in Candia beginning at the corner of Route 27 (High Street) and South Road (Exit 3 of Route 101). On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 8 p.m. you can walk the village campus and enjoy hundreds of holiday lights, or ride the shuttle bus to each site. Visit candiacongregational.org/ loth or call 483-0506. • The Gilford Village Candlelight Stroll returns for its fifth year on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and apple cider as you travel on horse-drawn buggy rides among hundreds of candles. Caroling will be provided to help set the mood. Call 524-6042 or email katherine@gilfordlibrary.org. • The annual Holly Jolly Family Spectacular returns to the Milford Town Hall Auditorium (1 Union Square) on Friday, Dec. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by the Milford Parks and Recreation Department, the event features opportunities to sing and dance along to your favorite holiday hits. Admission is free and open to all ages. Visit milford.nh.gov or call 249-0600. • The first annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza kicks off at the Nashua Radisson (11 Tara Boulevard) on Saturday, 20

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addition to stories. The program is recommended for children ages 3 to 6. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. Visit whipplefreelibrary.org or call 487-3391. • Join the Hampstead Public Library (9 Mary E. Clark Drive) for Elf Bingo Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. The movie Elf will be shown on the big screen as participants will play Bingo using lines from the movie. Compete to win prizes and enjoy cookies. Admission is free and registration is not required but you are encouraged to arrive shortly before the start of the movie at 6 p.m. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org or call 329-6411. • The Maxfield Public Library (8 Route 129, Loudon) will be screening The Polar Express, the 2004 film based on the 1985 children's book of the same name, on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. The library will be offering hot chocolate and sugar cookies to munch on during the movie. Preregistration is required and “train tickets” are available for pickup at the children's room circulation desk. Visit maxfieldlibrary.com or call 798-5153. • The Goffstown Public Library (2 High St.) will be hosting a storytime with The Polar Express on Friday, Dec. 2, at 5:15 or at 6 p.m., complete with music, hot chocolate and even a train conductor. Toys for Tots donations will be accepted at the library dur-


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• IncrediBREW (112 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, incredibrew.com) will have a holiday open house shopping and tasting event on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. Guests can browse unique gifts from local artists and vendors while tasting house and limited-edition wines and ciders. Admission is free. Call 891-2477 or visit incredibrew.com. • Enjoy an elegant evening of food and entertainment when Grace Ministries (263 Route 125, Brentwood) hosts its 20th annual Christmas Tea on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m., with doors at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25. Visit gracemi.org/christmas-tea. • The fourth annual Holiday Bazaar at LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) takes place on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be bistro dining, wine tastings, a wreath-making workshop with Beaver Brook Association and handcrafted gifts by members of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Call 672-9898 or visit labellewinerynh.com. • Learn to make tasty appetizers at The Winemaker’s Kitchen Cooking Series holiday appetizers workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at LaBelle Win-

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ery (345 Route 101, Amherst). The cost is $25. Call 672-9898 or visit labellewineryevents.com. • Brew your own seasonal holiday beer at the split a batch brewing event at IncrediBREW (112 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua) on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. The traditional hearty amber Pilgrim’s Christmas Ale and the new Hoppy Holidaze, a full-bodied red IPA, will be featured. The cost is $30. Participants will return two weeks later for bottling. Call 891-2477 or visit incredibrew.com. • The Quill on the Southern New Hampshire University campus (2500 N. River Road, Manchester) will host a French Christmas dinner on Thursday, Dec. 8. The

cost is $35. Visit snhu.edu or call 629-4608. • The Culinary Playground (16 Manning St., Derry) will have a cooking class on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, as part of its Sweet Saturdays series. Kids ages 6 through 11 are invited to make their own chocolate crinkle cookies and reindeer food snack mix. The cost for the class is $38. Visit culinary-playground.com or call 339-1664. • Exchange holiday treats at Goffstown Public Library’s (2 High St., Goffstown) cookie swap on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. Participating bakers must present homemade cookies with flour as the main ingredient. Bring five dozen cookies (no plain chocolate chip, cookie mixes, no-bakes, 24


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Temple St., Nashua) will have its annual gingerbread house contest on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local businesses, groups and individuals are invited to participate. Houses must be entirely edible, and awards will be given for Best in Show, Most Elegant, Most Charming, Most Scrumptious and People’s Choice. The cost to enter is $10. Call 816-2649 or visit nashuaseniorcenter.org. • Parents and kids can work together at the gingerbread house decorating workshop put on by Culinary Playground (16 Manning St., Suite 105, Derry) on Sundays, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. Use royal icing and a variety of festive sweets to design and create your own gingerbread house. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. The cost is $40 per pair and registration is required. Visit culinary-playground.com or call 339-1664. • The Culinary Playground (16 Manning St., Suite 105, Derry) will host a parent-child Christmas dinner date where teams will cook up a personal pizza dinner, then work together to decorate their own gingerbread house. Sessions are held Fridays, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. This workshop is open to kids age 5 and up. The cost is $50 per pair and registration is required. Visit culinary-playground.com or call 339-1664. • The Amherst Town Library (14 Main St., Amherst) will host a graham cracker gingerbread house parent-child workshop on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Bring a bag of candy to contribute to the potluck decoration supply; all other materials will be provided. This workshop is open to kids age 4 and up. Registration is required. Call 673-2288 or visit amherstlibrary.org. • The Concord Public Library (45 Green St., Concord) invites kids of all ages to drop in on Wednesday, Dec. 14, between 3 and 7 p.m. to build their own gingerbread tiny house. This activity takes place in the auditorium. Call 225-8670 or visit concordpubliclibrary.net. • Chandler’s Cake and Candy (7 Perley St., Concord) is offering a children’s gingerbread workshop on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, open to ages 7 through 10. All materials will be supplied. The cost is $35, and registration is required. Call 223-0393 or visit chandlerscakeandcandy.com/classes.aspx.

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• Enjoy holiday treats and wine samples while making six bottles of wine to take home during the Holiday Wine Fest at IncrediBREW (112 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, incredibrew.com) on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. The wine selection includes several award-winning varieties from the International Wine Competition. No winemaking experience is necessary to participate. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call 891-2477 or visit incredibrew.com. • The Concord Food Co-op (24 S. Main St., Concord) will host the Snowflake Social on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. Get inspiration for your holiday parties as you enjoy free seasonal food and drink samples throughout the store. Call 225-6840 or visit concordfoodcoop.coop. • The Quill on the Southern New Hampshire University Campus (2500 N. River Road, Manchester) will host an Italian Christmas dinner on Friday, Dec. 16. The cost is $35. Visit snhu.edu/restaurant or call 629-4608. • Kids ages 3 through 6 are invited to a cooking class at the Culinary Playground (16 Manning St., Derry) where they can make and decorate festive reindeer cookies and enjoy a craft or story time between cooking tasks. Sessions are held Friday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. The cost is $16. Visit culinary-playground.com or call 339-1664. • Birch Wood Vineyards (199 Rockingham Road, Derry) will host its Jingle Ball Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. Enjoy a cocktail hour of assorted hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by a four-course dinner and dancing until 11 p.m. The cost is $65, and reservations are required. Call 965-7359 or visit birchwoodvineyards.com/jingle-ball.html. • If you’re looking for the perfect hostess gift to bring to a holiday party, Chez Boucher Cooking School (32 Depot Square, Hampton) is having a holiday quick breads workshop on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m. Learn to make delicious breads in an hour or less, including beer bread, popovers and Irish soda biscuits. The cost is $99. Call 926-2202 or visit chezboucher.com.

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With 12 activity sites, eight buildings and more than a mile of road as its campus, putting together Candia’s Lights on the Hill is a community effort. The annual Christmas celebration will return for its 20th year on Saturday, Dec. 10, and will feature musical performances, food and drinks, a live nativity scene, crafts and cookie decorating, a campfire and more, all connected by the event’s trademark luminary-lit path. Lights on the Hill is organized by Candia Congregational Church but enlists the help of about 50 community volunteers before the event and 150 to 175 on the day of. Volunteers have come from other churches, schools, community organizations, businesses and youth clubs like Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Candia 4-H. Deb Puderbaugh leads the core five-person planning team in delegating tasks and coordinating each step of the preparation process. “Our goal is to have an involved community and have other people help so that it’s not just the church,” she said. “We’ve been meeting to get ready for that [process] and get things scheduled. I make sure all the pieces come together, but it’s really a group effort.” Naturally, the decorations and luminaries are one of the largest undertakings. A crew completed the buildings’ outdoor decor earlier this month, taking inventory of the piles of icicle, bush and Christmas tree lights and testing each one before stringing them up. Indoor decorating, which includes strung lights, window candle lights, Christmas trees and other festive embellishments, will take place the Saturday before the event. As for the luminaries that will light the way to each activity, a volunteer group from Jesse Remington High School started work on them last week. The assembly process usually takes up to two weeks to complete. “We do approximately 700 luminaries,” Puderbaugh said. “Basically, [the assemblers] take these white bakery bags, fill them up partially with sand and put candles inside, then transport them to strategic areas of the campus so there’s easy access to them on that day.” The morning of the event, another group will collect the assembled luminaries and set them up along the road. When it starts to get dark, another group will go around and light them. There are even people tasked with keeping watch over the luminaries during the event, making sure that they remain lit and aren’t blown away by the wind.

A number of volunteers are baking and cooking food for the event’s bakery, coffee house and cafe, which will have prepared baked goods available for purchase as well as sit-down meals like chili, corn chowder, meatball subs and hot dogs. Groups like the Concord Coachmen Chorus, Granite State Cloggers, Moore School of Music and Jesse Remington High School choir have their own preparing to do; they’ll be performing in the church sanctuary at various times during the event. Of course, not all of the preparations are as exciting as decorating and baking treats; Puderbaugh and her team also have to take care of the less glamorous logistics that are essential to the success of the event. These include working with the town and area businesses to arrange for event parking, requesting police presence to ensure safety, hiring shuttle drivers for attendees who can’t or don’t want to walk, and having a snowblowing and plow crew on call in the case of a snowfall. “You never know what the weather will be like, so we have to be prepared for that, and we also have to think about the number of guests and make sure we have what we need for them, because there were a thousand people last year,” Puderbaugh said. “Right now is the final countdown of solidifying all those details.” The purpose of Lights on the Hill, she said, has always been to provide a respite from the “hustle and bustle” of the holidays and give people an opportunity to focus on what matters: community, family and friends. Although the planning is a lot of work and can be overwhelming, the anticipation of seeing people smile and knowing that it’s a family tradition for many is what keeps Puderbaugh and her team motivated to put on the best event possible. “When families are getting their pictures by the tree, we often hear stories of how it’s a tradition and they have pictures from every year showing how they’ve grown and changed,” she said. “Well, now the children of those families are adults and are bringing their own children. That just gives me goosebumps to think about.”

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Not in the holiday mood yet? Some classical music will do the trick. New Hampshire orchestras, choirs and music groups have all kinds of concerts planned for the next few weeks — take your pick. • The New Hampshire Philharmonic presents its Holiday Pops concert on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m., at the Stockbridge Theatre, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. The group performs with the Pinkerton Choir some favorite holiday selections under Conductor Mark Latham. Tickets are $12 to $50, $10 for students. Visit nhphil.org. • The Manchester Community Music School (2291 Elm St.) hosts its annual holiday pops concert Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., featuring performances by the New Hampshire Youth Jazz and Wind Ensembles, the Dino Anagnost Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras, the Robbins Farley Honors Brass Ensemble and the Flute Choir. There will be a holiday photo booth complete with props and raffle prizes. Tickets are $40. Visit mcmusicschool.org or call 644-4548. • Con Tutti presents an event with brass, giant puppets and singing Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at South Church, 292 State St., Portsmouth. This year, 120 performers, directed by Joanne Connolly, sing a range of music, from French to South African carols and songs. Tickets are $15. Call 207-451-9346. • Profile Chorus presents a concert, “Where Are You Christmas?” Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 and 7 p.m., featuring special guests Boston Accent, plus Musicality and No Kiddin’, at Southern New Hampshire University’s Dining Center Banquet Hall, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester. Tickets are $20. Visit profilechorus.org or call 490-8247. • The Sandpipers Seacoast Children’s Chorus presents its Winter Concert Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the Stratham Community Church, 6 Emery Lane, Stratham, and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m., at the Middle Street Baptist Church, 18 Court St., Portsmouth. There’s a suggested $10 donation at the door. Visit sandpiperschorus.com. • The Walker Lecture Fund presents Handel’s “Messiah” per Christmas tradition with a dress rehearsal on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m., and the live performance on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., at the South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St., Concord. Benjamin Greene conducts the 75-member Concord Community Chorus. There’s no admission; first-come, firstserved. Visit walkerlecture.org. • The First Congregational Church Chancel Choir, Sabbath Bells and musical guests, New England Brass, present a Christmas

The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus. Courtesy photo.

Concert at First Congregational Church, 508 Union St., Manchester, Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. The concert weaves together Advent and Christmas readings, carols and anthems in a format that follows the traditional Lessons and Carols service made popular by King’s College in Cambridge, England. There will be a freewill offering whose proceeds go to Union Leader’s Santa Fund. Call 625-5093. • The Rockingham Choral Society, directed by Andrew Gaydos, presents its Christmas Concert Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 187 East Road, Hampstead, and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m., at Christ Church, 43 Pine St., Exeter. General admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit rockinghamchoralsociety.org. • The Saint Anselm College Choir presents DecemberSong at the Abbey Church, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., which features a service of readings and songs celebrating the Advent and Christmas seasons. The program begins in darkness with a candlelight contemplative song. Admission is free; call 641-7700 or email dana@anselm.edu or visit anselm.edu. • The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus presents its annual winter concert, themed “Holiday Music to Warm the Heart,” in four events this December. The group stops at the First Baptist Church of Nashua, 121 Manchester St., Nashua, on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m.; at the Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m.; at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St., Concord, on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m.; and at the Derryfield School, 2108 River Road, Manchester, on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. The Rochester concert features free admission; tickets to other concerts are $20. • The Strafford Wind Symphony hosts

a holiday pops concert on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester. On the menu are holiday favorites, new and old, a special narrated piece and a gift basket raffle. Tickets are $12 or $7 for attendees 12 and younger. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com. • This year’s Mont Vernon Messiah Sing! concerts are Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m., at the Mont Vernon Congregational Church, 4 S. Main St., Mont Vernon. All are welcome to participate, and scores will be available for $10. • The Granite State Ringers’ handbell concerts are Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St., Concord; Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at the Main Street United Methodist Church, 154 Main St., Nashua; Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 34 S. Main St., Rochester; and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m., at the Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 S. Lincoln St., Keene. Visit granitestateringers.org. Ticket prices range per show but average about $10. • The New Greeley Singers perform a concert, Spirit of Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, 3 Main St., Pelham. Tickets are $15. Visit newgreeleysingers.com. • The Eric Mintel Quartet performs a concert of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” tunes, with Eric Mintel on piano, Nelson Hill on alto sax, Dave Mohn on drums and Jack Hegvi on bass, at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. • Portsmouth Pro Musica presents two holiday concerts on the Seacoast the second weekend of December, both featuring a setting of “Gloria,” plus internationally-known soprano Maria Ferrante. The first concert is Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m., at St. Mary’s


Church, 25 Third St., Dover, and the next is Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m., at North Church, 2 Congress St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $15. Visit portsmouthpromusica.org. • Symphony New Hampshire presents its holiday pops concert on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. at the Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm St., Nashua. The concert will feature the orchestra under conductor Jonathan McPhee, plus the New World Chorale under conductor Holly Krafka. The New England Tenors will also perform. Tickets are $10 to $49; call 595-9156 or visit symphonynh.org. The concert happens again in Concord on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m., at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. • There’s a Holiday Folk Concert Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m., featuring Susie Burke and David Surette with Kent Allyn, at the Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St., Concord, 228-1196, ccmusicschool.org. The concert will feature a number of selections from the musicians’ holiday CD release, “Wonderland,” plus folk and acoustic fare from their standard repertoire. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. • The Boston Pops Holiday Concert is at the SNHU Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $42 to $77, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 800-745-3000 or visit snhuarena.com. • Amare Cantare performs an a cappella program featuring Christmas carol arrangements at the Immaculate Conception Church, 98 Summer St., Portsmouth, on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m.; at Saint Joseph’s Church, 150 Central Ave., Dover, on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m.; and at Christ Church, 43 Pine St., Exeter, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $15 at the door or $12 in advance. Visit amarecantare.com. • The Monadnock Chorus performs Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m., at the Peterborough Town House, 1 Grove St., Peterborough. Tickets are $20. Visit monadnock-chorus.org. • The Manchester Choral Society’s upcoming concert, Star Song, happens Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m., at the Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm St., Manchester, conducted by Dan Perkins. Tickets are $25. Call 472-6627 or visit mcsnh.org. Admission is free for students in grades K through 12. • The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra performs its holiday pops concert Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m., at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium, Route 25, Meredith. The concert features traditional and popular songs of the season; tickets are $15. Visit lrso.org. • The Granite Statesmen barbershop chorus performs its annual Christmas show Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Alpine Grove Banquet center, 19 S. Depot Road, Hollis. Visit granitestatesmen.org for ticket information. • The Souhegan Valley Chorus performs its holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m., at Souhegan High School, 412 Boston Post Road, Amherst. Tickets are free for children

12 and younger, $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Visit souheganvalleychorus.org for more information. • Sounds of the Seacoast, an international award-winning women’s barbershop chorus, performs A Holly Jolly Cabaret at the Jarvis Center at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 40 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth, on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit soundsoftheseacoast.org. Call 759-5152. • New England Voices in Harmony presents its winter concert, ’Tis the Season, featuring the chorus and quartets Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m., at the Nashua Senior Center, 70 Temple St., Nashua. Tickets are $8 to $15. Visit newenglandvoicesinharmony.org. • The Capital Jazz Orchestra presents Holiday Pops! at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, Sunday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. The event will feature special guests Patty Barkas, Laura Daigle and CJ Poole, who will perform songs like “The Christmas Song,” “Let it Snow,” “Jingle Bells” and “Sleigh Ride.” NHPR’s Laura Knoy will recite a rendition of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. Tickets are $20 to $45. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111. • Rock My Soul presents a Rockin’ Holiday Concert at St. John’s Methodist Church, 28 Cataract Ave., Dover, on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15. • Irish tenor, recording artist, physician and champion disabled athlete Ronan Tynan performs a holiday concert, along with the New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drums, on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m., at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets are $30.50 to $60.50. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. • The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra’s Family Holiday Pops concert is at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m., with special guests Taylor O’Donnell and Chris Klaxton, where audiences will hear holiday favorites old and new. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400 for tickets, which are $12 to $25. • There’s an opera evening concert, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” at Christ Church, 43 Pine St., Exeter, on Friday, Dec. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year to check out locally made art. From art shows to craft fairs, New Hampshire has you covered. • The Portsmouth Crafts Show and Sale is Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Frank Jones Center, 400 Route 1 Bypass, Portsmouth. There will be pottery, clothes, toys, bath products, home decor, prints, stained glass, blown glass and more. • Frisella Fine Art celebrates 10 years in business with a show, Home for the Holidays, a curated mix of fine art, jewelry, fused glass art and home accents, with an open house and reception Saturday, Nov. 26, from 2 to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m., at 87 Lafayette Road, Suite 6, Hampton Falls. Visit frisellafineart.com. • The 5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair hosted by Team TuTas is Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua. There will be more than 50 crafters selling a variety of handmade, handcrafted items. • The Linked Together Holiday Craft Fair is Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Newmarket Elementary School, 243 S. Main St., Newmarket. Visitors will find homemade goods, including jewelry, soaps, wooden items, wreaths, etc. • Rolling Green Nursery, 64 Breakfast Hill Road, Greenland, hosts its annual Holiday Artisan Market Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside its glass atrium greenhouse. Visit rollinggreennursery.com. • The Lakes Region Holiday Craft Fair is at the Belknap Mall, 96 Daniel Webster Highway, Belmont, on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring work by 75 exhibitors. Visit joycescraftshows.com. • The Monadnock Crafters Guild hosts the Craft Madness Holiday Fair on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm St., Peterborough, where there will be fine handcrafted wares by New England artists. Visit monadnockcraftersguild.org. • The Craftworkers’ Guild’s Holiday Craft Shop is up from Friday, Nov. 25, through Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Oliver Kendall House, located behind the Bedford Public Library, 3 Meetinghouse Road, Bed109533

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Intown Manchester hosts its annual Holiday Market in December. Courtesy photo.

ford. There will be a variety of handmade goods by more than 60 juried artisans, from seasonal items to clothing, painting, mixed media art, toys, etc. Visit facebook.com/ CraftworkersGuild. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Intown Manchester’s downtown Holiday Market opens up shop at Brady Sullivan Plaza, 1000 Elm St., Manchester, Thursdays, Dec. 1 through Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit intownmanchester.com. • The Whistler House celebrates the holidays with an Art Auction and Party on Friday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m., at the museum, 243 Worthen St., Lowell, Mass. The auction will feature work by local artists, designer handbags, jewelry, children’s toys, etc. Tickets are $95. Proceeds help fund kids’ art programs. Visit whistlerhouse.org or call 978-452-7641. • Winter Giftopolis, organized by the Concord Arts Market, is Friday, Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Eagle Square, Concord. Artists and crafters will be set up, part of Midnight Merriment, selling goodies for winter gift-giving. • The Contoocook Artisans 2016 Holiday Craft Fair is Friday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall, 354 Main St., Hopkinton. The event is part of Starry, Starry Weekend in the villages of Hopkinton and Contoocook. Visit explorecontoocook.com. • The UNH Makers Expo, a fair exclusively featuring UNH faculty, staff and

student work (fine arts, jewelry, etc.), is Friday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St., Durham. Visit unhmub.com. • The Frame Depot hosts its Holiday Artists Reception and Show Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 227 Union Square, Milford. The event will feature more than 20 artists and include refreshments and raffles. Call 673-2936 or visit theframedepotnh.com. • The Somersworth Winter Craft Fair is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Somersworth High School, 11 Memorial Drive, Somersworth. It typically attracts more than 150 of New England’s best crafters.Visit nhfestivals.org. • The Milford Improvement Team and the Town of Milford present Milford’s Annual Holiday Craft Fairs Saturday, Dec. 3, hosted by 13 Milford nonprofits, churches and community groups, from 8 or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (depending on the site). All fairs occur in and around the historic Milford Oval. (One is the Saint Patrick Christmas Craft Fair at 34 Amherst St., Milford; another is the Holiday Fair at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20 Elm St., Milford; visit milfordimprovementteam. org for more information.) • Creative Ventures Gallery, 28-1 Route 101A, Amherst, opens its doors for a Holiday Open House Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will find demonstrations on painting techniques and artwork for sale. Visit creativeventuresfineart.com. • The 2016 Pelham Christmas Craft Fair is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish, 12 Main St., Pelham. There will be handmade items and baked goods. Visit stpatricks-pelham.com. • The New Hampshire Antique Co-op hosts its annual Holiday Open House Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at


and novelties. • The 2016 Concord Christmas Craft Fair is Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord. There will be work by fine artists and craftspeople, plus food. • The New Hampshire Audubon’s McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, hosts a Holiday Open House and Craft Fair Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where there will be books and crafts for sale, plus the store’s nature-based items. Visit nhaudubon.org. • The Holly Jolly Craft Fair is at the Crowne Plaza, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with 80 exhibitors selling crafts from jewelry to wooden and fiber art. Visit joycescraftshows.com. • Studio 550, 550 Elm St., Manchester, has two exhibits up with the holidays in mind through Jan. 6 — one is its 4th Annual Cup Show and Sale, and the other is the WCA-NH 6x6 Panel Scholarship Fundraiser, which offers 6-inch by 6-inch panels designed by artists from around the state. Visit 550arts.com or call 232-5597. • Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St., Boscawen, hosts a show, “Comfort and Joy,” featuring work in which New Hampshire artists celebrate the comforts and joys of home, family and friends. It’s on view through Dec. 18. Call 796-2899 or visit twiggsgallery.wordpress.com. • The Wild Salamander Arts Center hosts “Good Things Come in Small Packages,” a show of small art suitable for gift-giving, on view through Dec. 23 at the art center, 30 Ash St., Hollis. Visit wildsalamander. com or call 465-WILD. • The Currier Museum of Art’s Noon Years Eve is Saturday, Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the museum, 150 Ash St., Manchester. There will be bubble-wrap fireworks, a huge balloon drop, art-making activities, face painting, a dance party and live entertainment. Tickets go on sale Nov. 25; visit currier.org or call 669-6144.

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• Take a hike with members of the Beaver Brook Association to gather evergreens to fashion a holiday wreath. Make a gift for a loved one at the Brown Lane Barn (52 Brown Lane, Hollis) while enjoying tea and cookies. The association will offer two greens-gathering and wreath-making workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Visit beaverbrook.org or call 465-7787. • Make holiday-themed crafts at the Kelley Library (234 Main St., Salem) on either Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. or Friday, Dec. 2, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The program is suggested for preschoolers and kids ages 3 to 6. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit kelleylibrary.org or call 898-7064. • Learn how to make wreaths, boxwood trees and more at a holiday decorating workshop at the Manchester City Library (405 Pine St.) on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and materials are included, but registration is encouraged. Visit manchester.lib.nh.us or call 624-6550. • Make your own personalized mug at the Wadleigh Memorial Library (49 Nashua St., Milford) on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 4 p.m. Keep it yourself, or give it to a friend or loved one as a gift. Admission is free and all materials will be provided, but registration is required. Visit wadleighlibrary.org or call 249-0645. • Join the Whipple Free Library (67 Mont Vernon Road, New Boston) for a holiday craft workshop on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Decorate the branches of the Library Christmas tree and make some

decorations for your own at home as well. A food craft will also be at the workshop to enjoy. Admission is free but registration is required. Visit whipplefreelibrary.org or call 487-3391. • Join the Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road) for a reindeer and moose craft workshop using pine cones and other natural materials. The workshop will be held in the Visitor Center Classroom on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Each participant will go home with at least two ornaments and is encouraged to make an extra to hang on the holiday tree at the annual Christmas at Canterbury event, to be held Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. Children are welcome and should have an adult attendee with them to help with crafting. The cost to attend is $5 for adult, or $10 per family. Visit shakers.org or call 783-9511. • Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) will host a family wreath-making workshop on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in its Learning & Visitors Center. Natural materials will be used to create a oneof-a-kind wreath that you can hang in your home for the holidays. The cost is $15 per wreath per family and advance registration is required. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474. • Join the League of NH Craftsmen Nashua Gallery (98 Main St.) for a holiday-themed origami workshop on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Paper ornaments such as the classic crane will be created and hung using origami and other paper-folding techniques. The cost is $22 to attend with a $10 materials fee. Visit nhcrafts.org or call 595-8233. The gallery will also hold a holiday-themed Zentangle workshop on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. Previous Zentangle experience is suggested but not required. The cost is $22 to attend with a $10 materials fee. Visit nhcrafts.org or call 595-8233. • Don't miss a wreath-making workshop at LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the League of NH Craftsmen


will be selling their creations in the great room of the Winery. It's all happening during LaBelle's annual Holiday Bazaar. The cost is $30 per person. Visit beaverbrook.org or call 465-7787 to register. • Join the Derry Public Library (64 E. Broadway) for its annual DIY Holiday Gift Extravaganza on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. As an alternative to going to the mall to buy gifts, the Library will be hosting do-it-yourself gift crafts to help you make a gift with a personal touch. Admission is free and materials will be provided. Visit derrypl. org or call 432-6140. • Join E.W. Poore Studio (775 Canal St., Manchester) for a Christmas-themed Zentangle workshop on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students are responsible for bringing basic materials

and the instructor will supply drawing surface and specialty materials. The cost is $59 and a basic understanding of the Zentangle is required. Visit ewpoore.com or call 622-3802. • Stop by the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester) for a workshop to make your own wood ornaments on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. All New Hampshire residents will receive free admission, and adults and children are encouraged to drop in to one of the Museum's studio spaces to participate. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144. • Join Doris and Jesse Mann at the Smyth Public Library (55 High St., Candia) for a how-to holiday craft workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Visit smythpl.org or call 483-8245.

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This year’s Manchester Christmas parade, on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m., is going to have a lot of new participating groups and new sights for parade watchers. As always, the Santa Claus Shuffle road race starts off right before the parade (see page 14 for more details). “The minute the last Santa goes, we kick off the parade with the firefighters and their boot drive for the Santa Fund. And then the parade really commences,” said Sara Beaudry with Intown Manchester. Every year, Intown Manchester establishes a theme for the parade and participants craft their floats based on that theme. Last year it was the “magic of Christmas” and this year it’s the “merry music of Christmas.” Beaudry said there are typically around 80 or 90 groups participating and this year there will be a diverse mix of perennial participants like UNH Manchester and newcomers. “There are several new groups that have come in. I would say 12 to 15 groups that are different from years past,” Beaudry said. This year, Beaudry is excited to see a lot of cosplayers join in the festivities, such as the New England Brethren of Pirates, and joining Double Midnight Comics this year will be the 501st Legion, a group that dresses as the imperial stormtroopers from Star Wars. Double Midnight folks will be dressed as characters from Guardians of the Galaxy and other superheroes. Beaudry said it’s free to participate in the parade and there are cash prizes for the best floats.

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She said downtown will be decked out with Christmas decorations and lights. In the days surrounding the parade, Intown Manchester is also organizing Holiday Market days for the sixth year. They will take place on Thursdays, Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Brady Sullivan Plaza, 1000 Elm St. Vendors will set up indoors and showcase their local crafts and goods, and their booths will be fully adorned with Christmas decorations. “This is just another way to shop local and shop downtown,” Beaudry said. She said the Holiday Market has grown every year and this year’s indoor market has sold out its vendor space. The first 90 shoppers to appear at the Holiday Market each day will receive a free collectible shopping bag.

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For many families, it’s not Christmas without The Nutcracker or A Christmas Carol. New Hampshire residents have a variety of productions to choose from, with performances by dancers and actors of all ages. • Southern New Hampshire Dance Theatre presents The Nutcracker with a live orchestra directed by Grammy Award-winning conductor John McLaughlin Williams at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, on Friday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m., 4 and 7:30

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p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 27, at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $45. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. • Hatbox Theatre presents its interpretation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens from Nov. 25 through Dec. 18 at the theater, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 for adults, $13.50 for students and seniors. Visit hatboxnh.com or call 715-2315. • The New England Dance Ensemble presents its take of The Nutcracker directed by Barbara Mullen Saturday, Nov. 26, and Sunday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Windham High School theater, 64 London Bridge Road, Windham. The show will feature guest artists Nayara Lopes and Sterling Baca. Tickets are $25 to $35. Visit nede.org. • Gerald Charles Dickens — the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens — appears in a one-man show of A Christmas Carol at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22.50; purchase tickets through Fortin Gage, 882-3371, fortingage. com. • The Palace Theatre’s annual take of A Christmas Carol hits the stage at 80 Hanover St., Manchester, from Dec. 2 through Dec. 23, complete with lively song and dance, special effects, professional actors and a live orchestra. Tickets are $25 to $45. Call 6685588 or visit palacetheatre.org. • The Players’ Ring presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Dec. 2 through Dec. 23 at the theater, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, with direction by Whitney Smith. The adaptation is by Ring founder F. Gary Newton and Christopher Savage. Donations for the End 68 Hours of Hunger will be accepted. Showtimes are Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit playersring.org.


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• The Leddy Center for the Performing Arts presents A Christmas Carol at the theater, 38C Ladd’s Lane, Epping, Dec. 2 through Dec. 11, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays and Wednesday at 2 p.m., and school shows at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec. 9. Tickets are $20. Visit leddycenter.org. • Northeastern Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m., at the Oyster River High School, 55 Coe Drive, Durham, and at the Kingswood Arts Center, Wolfeboro, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit northeasternballet.org. • Dance Visions Network performs The Nutcracker Sunday, Dec. 4, at 1 and 6 p.m., at Saint Anselm College’s Dana Center for the Humanities, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester. Tickets are $18. Visit dancevisionsnetwork.com. • The Boire Dance Academy presents The Nutcracker at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford, on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit boiredanceacademy.com. Call 943-0674. • Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol stops at the Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 to $22. Visit rochesteroperahouse. com. • The Prescott Park Arts Festival hosts its take of A Christmas Carol Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m., at the Exeter Town Hall, 10 Front St., Exeter. Tickets are $10 to $20, depending on age and proximity to the stage. Visit prescottpark.org. • The Turning Pointe Center of Dance

presents its 36th annual performance of The Nutcracker, directed by Lisa Goff, on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m., at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. Tickets are $18; call 485-8710. • Sole City Dance presents The Nutcracker at the Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 to $26. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com. • The New Hampshire School of Ballet presents The Nutcracker Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord, in a show featuring 50 dancers directed by Jennifer Rienert; call 668-5330. The dancers performs again at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $18. • Gate City Ballet presents The Nutcracker at the Stockbridge Theatre, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry, on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 1 and 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com or call 4375210.

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There’s more to holiday theater than Tiny Tim and the Mouse King. Check out a show this winter that you might not know the ending of just yet, from Elf: The Musical to Amahl and the Night Visitors.

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• The final productions of Ye Merry Gentlemen, a Christmas pageant directed by Todd Hunter and written by G. Matthew Gaskell, happen at the Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, Friday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 27, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit playersring. org. • The Concord Dance Academy presents A Holiday Spectacular Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1 and 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m., at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. Tickets are $15. Call 226-0200. Visit concordacademy.com. • Hatbox Theatre and Tales Told Productions present Tales Told: Authentic Voices Sharing True Tales of the Human Experience with the theme “Home for the Holidays,” on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets are $16.50 for adults, $13.50 for students and seniors. Visit hatboxnh.com or call 715-2315. • The Garrison Players presents Christmas Cabaret, a free event of classical holiday music, at the Garrison Players Arts Center, 650 Portland Ave., Rollinsford, Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. Audiences are asked to bring nonperishable items to donate to the local food bank. Visit garrisonplayers. org or call 750-4278. • The Majestic Theatre presents Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas musical, at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry, Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 10, at

7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 to $20. Visit majestictheatre.net. • Pontine Theatre presents its annual New England Christmas performance Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m., at the Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye. The show comprises original adaptations of two heart-warming New England Christmas stories: Captain Eli’s Best Ear by Frank Stockton, and The Romance of a Christmas Card by Kate Douglas Wiggin. The performance by M. Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers features bunraku-style puppets created by Gathers. Tickets are $24. Visit pontine. org. • The Peacock Players presents Elf: The Musical, Jr. at the Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court St., Nashua, on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 16, 36

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nonperishable food items to donate to the local food bank. • Kent Stephens’ The Ragpicker’s Dream makes its annual stop at The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth, on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 1:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m.; tickets are $15. The annual play reading — no sets, no costumes — comprises poignant tales that feature bits of Kenneth Graham’s The Wind in the Willows, poetry by Robert Frost and Lawrence Ferlinghetti and comedy by David Sedaris. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400. • For a less traditional taste of holiday theater fare, Not Another Christmas Pageant!, a comedic Christmas play, happens at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 14 Mammoth Road, Hooksett, on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. Call 668-6473 or visit emmanuelbaptistchurch.com for more information. Admission is free. • The New Hampshire Theatre Project presents The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song with guest artist Diane Edgecomb at the West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. In this event, master storyteller Diane Edgecomb and musicians Margot Chamberlain and Tom Megan celebrate the winter solstice with haunting legends of light, evergreen traditions and tales, plus songs and original music. Tickets are $28. Call 431-6644, ext. 5, or visit nhtheatreproject.org. • The Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St., Portsmouth, hosts It’s a Wonderful Life: A Musical Dec. 2 through Dec. 23, with showtimes Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets range in price, from about $17 to $30. Visit seacoastrep.org. • Magician Jay Mattiolo performs a show and a cappella group Maccabeats sings part of Chanukah at the Palace on Monday, Dec. 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets are $8. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588.

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In its 23rd year, the Winter Holiday Stroll in Nashua will take place on Nov. 26 from 5 to 10 p.m. As always, it will begin with a candlelit procession from City Hall to the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Hunt Memorial Building — but this year’s event will have more than three times as many lights decorating downtown. Paul Shea, the executive director of Great American Downtown in Nashua, said the downtown area will be decorated

with about 30,000 new points of light. Last year, there were about 8,200 lights, including 4,000 on the Christmas tree. “So it will be a very significant increase,” Shea said. Garlands with warm LED lights will illuminate both sides of Main Street on a total of 50 poles. There will also be 200 novelty lights called “starlight orbs” in trees up and down the street. During the procession, Shea said, they will continue to build on the use of Diwali candles known as diyas. “This will be the second year that we will have diya candles at the procession,” Shea


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discount at Speaker's Corner with tickets. All proceeds go directly to the Santa Fund. • Pinkerton Chorale Holiday Pops concert is Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Stockbridge Theatre (44 N. Main St., Derry, 437-5210). Get into the holiday spirit by joining conductor Mark Latham and the orchestra in a sing-along of all-time favorites. Tickets are $12-$50. • Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 3:30 and 8 p.m. at SNHU Arena (555 Elm St., Manchester, 644-5000). The orchestral progressive rock ensemble reprises last year’s “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” a story conceived for TV and expressed live on stage, integrating segments of the TV show, including film of the


late Ossie Davis, with state-of-the-art sound and light. This year’s show has new artists, new special effects and lots of surprises in store. Ticket prices range from $45 to $75. • Strafford Wind Symphony performs its second annual holiday concert on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at Strand Theatre (20 Third St., Dover) following the Dover Christmas parade. Tickets are $22 at thestrandballroom. com until Nov. 27, $28 at the door. • Funky Divas of Gospel Holiday Concert features special guest Perfectly Mended on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at The Castle on Charles (19 Charles St., Rochester). Tickets are $7 at www.castlenh.com. • Manchester Community Music School presents its annual holiday pops concert on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at the school (2291 Elm St., Manchester, 644-4548) with performances by the New Hampshire Youth Jazz and Wind Ensembles, the Dino Anagnost Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras, the Robbins Farley Honors Brass Ensemble, and the flute choir. There will be a holiday photo booth with props, and raffle prizes perfect for holiday gift giving. Santa might stop by if everyone has been really good. Tickets are $40, or $350 for a table of 10. • Festival of Trees happens Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 4, at Franklin Opera House (934-1901). Admission is free to view the decorated trees and enjoy live music from the Franklin Footlight Carolers on Friday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m., the Trip Center Line Dancers on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m., The Keystrings on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. and multi-genre singer-songwriter Amanda McCarthy on Sunday, Dec. 4, at noon. The Scott Spradling Band performs Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $10. See franklinoperahouse.org. • Christmas at Canterbury happens Saturday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 3 and 8 p.m. at Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, 783-9511). Take a candlelight stroll through the Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon, and enjoy hot cider and music performances, craft demonstrations, seasonal craft activities, cookie-decorating, the annual Village tree lighting and more. Tickets are $18 ($8 for children ages 6-17). • Renowned acoustic guitarist Ed Gerhard performs a mix of non-holiday tunes and Christmas favorites on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at Historic Belknap Mill (25 Beacon St., Laconia, 664-7200). Tickets are $24. As always, contribute to the annual food drive for the Laconia Area Food Pantry at the concert. • Gary Hoey’s Ho-Ho-Hoey Rockin' Holiday Show is on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. at Blue Ocean Music Hall (4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, Mass., 978-462-5888). Gary's annual holiday tour has become a tradition with radio stations and families coast-to-coast. His live show encompasses everything from his holiday music to older hits like “Hocus Pocus” and new songs from his latest album, Dust & Bones. Tickets are

$30-$40. • Strafford Wind Symphony performs a holiday pops concert on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at Rochester Opera House (31 Wakefield St., Rochester, 335-1992). The concert features favorite tunes, old and new, a special narrated piece and the famous gift basket raffle. It’s great holiday entertainment for the whole family. Tickets are $12 (children $7). • The Mavericks: Sleigh Bells Ring Out! show is Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111). The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban-American lead singer emerged from Miami in 1989 with a sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity and vintage influences, and reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Tickets are $38 and $48. • Well-known pianist and composer William Ogmundson will provide original and entertaining takes on many holiday favorites on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. at Madbury Union Congregational Church (18 Town Hall Road, Madbury). He has performed all over the world and written numerous musicals. • Wizards of Winter perform a holiday rock opera titled “Tales Beneath a Northern Star” on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Flying Monkey (39 Main St., Plymouth, 536-2551). Featuring former members of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and some of the mid-Atlantic’s finest rock and progressive musicians, the Wizards of Winter base this show on the music of their selftitled CD and their new album The Magic of Winter. Tickets are $29 and up. • Greater Keene Pops Choir will sing music from around the world celebrating the holiday season on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at Colonial Theatre (95 Main St., Keene, 352-2033), under the direction of Diane Cushing and accompanied by Walt Sayre. The choir is a unique performing ensemble that sings popular American music in all its many styles. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show. • Eric Mintel Quartet presents music from A Charlie Brown Christmas on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588). From the White House to the Kennedy Center and beyond, the Eric Mintel Quartet has been thrilling audiences with electrifying jazz performances. Tickets are $25. • Mannheim Steamroller performs on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111). Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features beloved Christmas music given the Steamroller stamp with dazzling multimedia effects, performed in an intimate setting. Ticket prices range from $49 to $88. • Pemigewasset Choral Society sings on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Gilford Community Church (19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, 524-6057). It’s “A Time For Celebration” with the nearly 100-voice Pemi and a brass and percussion ensemble of pro- 40

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39 fessional musicians with a children’s chorus. The show will include favorites like “The Little Drummer Boy” and “Silver Bells” and classic Glorias by Vivaldi. The Society also performs Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church (108 School St., Franklin, 934-5013). • International superstar Eileen Ivers & Her Amazing Celtic Band offer An Nollaig, An Irish Christmas, on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dana Center (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, 641-7700). Experience the violin as you’ve never heard it before in this repertoire of Irish, contemporary and Christmas favorites. Tickets are $33.75. • Slambovian Circus of Dreams will perform traditional Christmas songs with a twist on Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. at Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry). With a sprinkling of original holiday tunes and a generous helping of non-traditional musical fare, “A Very Slambovian Christmas” has something for everyone. Tickets are $30. • Break out your platform shoes, put on your best holiday polyester (prizes for best costume), and prepare to have a funky good time with friends and family at the Community Toolbox 1st Annual Holiday Disco Ball on Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. at 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, 766-3300). Motor Booty Affair, the ultimate disco tribute band, performs. Tickets are $25. • Under the baton of Jonathan McPhee and featuring New World Chorale under the direction of Holly Krafka, Symphony NH performs an all-ages holiday pops concert on

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Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at Keefe Center for the Arts (117 Elm St., Nashua, 595-9156) Sing along to your favorite carols and tunes, and enjoy the spirit of the holidays. Ticket prices range from $15 to $45, free for those under 15 with an adult. • It’s the 13th season for the Bluegrass Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim United Church (197 Route 111A, Brentwood, 778-3189). This one-of-a-kind show features traditional, contemporary and original Christmas music performed with acoustic instruments and vocals. To keep the shows fresh, each performing act introduces new material each season. Tickets are $10-$15. • The Boston Pops Holiday Concert is

on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2:30 p.m. at SNHU Arena (555 Elm St., Manchester 644-5000). Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their signature “Sleigh Ride” as well as other holiday classics and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. Santa Claus himself will make a guest appearance during the concert’s finale. Ticket prices range from $22 to $125. Also Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at Lowell Memorial Auditorium (50 Merrimack St., Lowell, Mass., 937-8688). • Relish, Moon Colony and Some Kind of Sugar perform at the Seacoast Santa Jingle Bell Jam on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at Red Hook Brewery (One Red Hook Way,

Portsmouth, 343-4390) as part of a benefit for Seacoast Santa. Tickets cost $10. There is a contest for the ugliest Christmas sweater; light appetizers and cash bar will be provided. • The Heather Pierson Quartet (Heather Pierson, piano and vocals; Joe Aliperti, alto and tenor saxes; Shawn Nadeau, bass; Craig Bryan, drums) performs music from A Charlie Brown Christmas, composed by Vince Guaraldi, plus other holiday favorites and classics on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room (94 New Salem St., Laconia, 527-0043). Tickets are $15. • The Pemigewasset Choral Society will sing favorites like “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Silver Bells” and Vivaldi’s “Gloria” on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at Silver Center for the Arts (17 High St., Plymouth, 5352787). Tickets are $5-$12. • Jonathan McPhee conducts Symphony NH at an all-ages holiday pops show featuring New World Chorale under the direction of Holly Krafka on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord, 595-9156). Tickets are $10-$49, under 15 free with adult. • Well-known pianist and composer William Ogmundson will provide original and entertaining takes on many holiday favorites on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at Congregational Church (43 Maple St., Henniker, 428-3747). He has performed all over the world and written numerous musicals. • Harvey Reid & Joyce Anderson present their 22nd annual holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. at Flying 42

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40 Goose Pub & Restaurant (40 Andover Road, New London, 526-6899). Reid’s guitars, autoharp and mandolins and Andersen’s violin and viola combine for an evening of warm and brilliant holiday music. Tickets are $10-$15. • The sixth annual Buzz Ball is an benefit concert featuring the Morning Buzz crew and Velvet Elves, an all-star band supporting area celebrities and musical guests, on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord 225-1111). Tickets cost $30-$40. • Enjoy Christmas Revels: A FrenchCanadian Celebration of the Winter Solstice on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. at Hopkins Center (2 E. Wheelock St., Hanover, 646-2422). In the story of The Flying Canoe (la chasse-galerie), a group of lonely voyageurs in the northern timberland of Quebec go to extraordinary (one might say devilish) lengths to meet up with their faraway sweethearts on New Year’s Eve. This classic French-Canadian tale gets the full Revels treatment. Ticket prices range from $8 to $44. Shows every day through Dec. 18. • Hear about homecomings, holiday heroes and miracles in Kent Stephens' annual holiday play reading (no sets or costumes) of The Ragpicker’s Dream on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 1:30 p.m. at The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth, 436-2400). Tickets are $15. Also Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. • Ed Gerhard, one of the country’s finest acoustic guitarists, will perform soulful arrangements of well-loved carols as well as his own concert favorites on Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Universalist Unitarian Church (292 State St., Portsmouth, 664-7200). Tickets are $30. The accompanying annual food drive will benefit the Seacoast Family Food Pantry. • Five-man vocal group Rockapella sings on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Stockbridge Theatre (44 N. Main St., Derry, 437-5210). Ticket prices range from $10 to $32. • Christmas with Rocking Horse Studio is Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111). The popular event extends to two nights as the state’s premier music production and recording facility presents an evening of traditional and contemporary Christmas music done by some of New Hampshire’s finest singers and musicians. Performers this year include Dusty Gray, Anna Madsen, Justin Cohn, Stephanie Tonneson, Jack Polidoro, Steve Blunt and many others. Tickets cost $20. • Uncle Steve Band will perform holiday rock, soul and blues on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Back Room at the Mill (2 Central St., Bristol, 744-0405). This annual Christmas party benefit raises money for Bristol Community Services. Tickets cost $15. • Enjoy the Ronan Tynan Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588) as Ronan returns with a mixture of Christmas favorites, Irish songs and selections from the great American songbook. Tickets are $60.50.

• Big Band music drives the Holiday Pops with the Capital Jazz Orchestra on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord, 2251111), with special guests Ms. Patty Barkas, Ms. Laura Daigle and Mr. CJ Poole performing such chestnuts as “The Christmas Song,” “Let It Snow,” “Jingle Bells” and “Sleigh Ride.” Also, NHPR’s Laura Knoy gives her rendition of “The Night Before Christmas.” Ticket prices range from $20 to $45. • Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra brings special musical guests Taylor O’Donnell and Chris Klaxton to celebrate the season in a holiday pops concert on Tuesday, Dec. 20, and Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400). Tickets are $12-$25. Tickets for these performances sell out, so get yours early. • The Alumni Band of the New Hampshire National Guard performs a Christmas concert on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 79 (35 W. Brook St., Manchester, nhalumniband.org). This benefit show for Liberty House includes a selection of traditional songs like “Feliz Navidad,” “Sleigh Ride” and “Fantasy on a Bell Carol,” patriotic tunes and a Christmas sing-along to celebrate the season. • Harvey Reid & Joyce Anderson perform their 19th annual holiday show on Friday, Dec. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at First Parish Church (218 Central Ave., Durham, 207-3631886). The Seacoast acoustic music couple intertwine their voices, complemented by Reid's guitars, autoharp and mandolins and Andersen's violin and viola, for an evening of warm and brilliant holiday music. Tickets are $10-$15. • Celebrate Chanukah at the Palace on Monday, Dec. 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588). A cappella group Maccabeats perform; a capella holds a cherished place in the Jewish tradition, having been extensively employed in both the synagogue and the home over the millennia due to an ancient prohibition against playing instruments on Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath. Also appearing is Jay Mattiolo, magician and America’s Got Talent quarterfinalist. Tickets are $8. • End the year with laughter at Juston McKinney's Last Laugh 2016 on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 8 p.m. at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400). The Seacoast’s own favorite comic performs one night only; the show has become a tradition and almost always sells out, as Juston as dishes on New England life and looks back at the year that was. Tickets are $24.


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The Candia Garden Club will hold a Christmas wreath sale at the Candia Fire Department (11 Deerfield Road). The sale begins on Saturday, Nov. 26, from noon to 3 p.m., and will continue on weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until all of the wreaths are sold. Email akhmun@gmail.com for more details.

EAT: locally grown food The Indoor Winter Farmers Market continues at Cole Gardens (430 Loudon Road, Concord) on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Choose from a variety of homegrown products like seafood, baked goods, coffee and tea, beef, pork and more. The market began earlier this month and will be open every Saturday through April 22, except for Dec. 31. Visit concordwintermarket.com or call 229-0655 for more information.

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Nashua Fine Craft Gallery (98 Main St.) will host an introduction to Zentangle workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for all aspiring beginners of the craft. No prior experience with Zentangle is required to attend. The cost is $22, plus an additional $10 materials fee. Visit nashua.nhcrafts.org or call 595-8233.

DRINK: cider Join the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford (Lorden Plaza, 614 Nashua St.) in celebrating Cider Monday on Monday, Nov. 28. Visit the shop any time from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and sample delicious cider made from locally grown apple products. Visit toadbooks.com or call 673-1734.

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Manchester held as many as 20 theaters at one time — though you wouldn’t know it, looking around today, said John Clayton, executive director of the Manchester Historic Association. Most have disappeared. But at the Millyard Museum, you can take a trip back with its special exhibit, “It’s Showtime: A History of Manchester’s Theaters,” on view through Jan. 14 and curated by Clayton, Jeff Barraclough and Suzanne DiBella-Olson. The show comes after two “pretty heavy” museum exhibits, Clayton said. The first looked back at New Hampshire’s role in the presidential primary, which got national attention, thanks to the media storm pulsing through the Granite State last year. The second, inspired by political dialogue, was “Manchester’s Immigrants: Then and Now.” “But this one is pure nostalgia,” Clayton said during an interview at the museum. “If you grew up here and remember going to these theaters, it really takes you back.” The trip down memory lane starts before you even walk into the gallery — hanging above its entrance is a replica marquee of the State Theatre, which seated more than “It’s Showtime: A History of Manchester’s Theaters” Where: Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St., Manchester When: On view through Jan. 14 Admission: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students, $4 for children ages 12 through 18, free for kids younger than 12 Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: manchesterhistoric.org, 622-7531

The projection room at the State Theatre. MHA Collection. Gift of Roland Remillard.

2,100 people and was located near the corner of Bridge and Elm streets between 1929 and 1978. Inside are photos of the theater — including one featuring workers installing “Mask of Comus” on its roof — and video interviews with some men who worked there. Other theaters highlighted include the Crown Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Strand Theatre, Empire Theatre, Eagle/Vitaphone Theatre, Queen Theatre, Park Theatre, Rex Theatre and, of course, the Palace Theatre, which celebrated its centennial last year. Some photos capture high points, with lines wrapping around the street. “You would wait in line — in snow, rain, whatever — and you were lucky to get in,” Clayton said. Others narrate their downfalls. New Hampshire Institute of Art Photography Chair Gary Samson’s 1985 photo, taken

from a top-story window, shows firefighters working on the Strand Theatre fire on Hanover Street. (The Palace Theatre nearby remained safe due to its firewall, courtesy of builder Victor Charas.) One frame contains trinkets and souvenirs from the Park Theatre, where Abraham Lincoln spoke during his 1860 Queen City visit, and on the opposite wall hangs a banner aimed at selling World War II war bonds, which would have hung at the Strand, State, Palace and Crown Theatres. Visitors will also find costumes from the Palace’s productions of Les Misérables and The Addams Family; Majestic Theatre artwork; old newspaper advertisements collected by John Jordan; old event posters and programs; a trunk of theater props for kids play with; and a book asking visitors about the first films they saw in the theater; guests listed Bambi, Babes in Toyland, Star Wars or

The installation of “Mask of Comus” atop the facade of the State Theatre before its 1929 opening. MHA Collection. Gift of Gary Samson, courtesy of Bernard Hickey.

Cinderella. “Part of this is celebrating the Palace starting its second century,” Clayton said. “But one thing we like about this exhibit is that it coincides with the effort to restore the Rex Theatre to its former grandeur.” He’s talking about the nonprofit Old Sol Productions, whose goal is to turn the rundown building at 23 Amherst St. into the Old Sol Music Hall. Clayton said group members have been visiting the exhibit regularly to collect theater history and incorporate that into their resurrection plans. “They’re trying to save the Rex Theatre and bring it back as an entertainment venue with independent film, poetry readings and musical performances,” Clayton said. “So for us, to be celebrating the history of Manchester’s theaters while that effort is underway — there’s a nice symbiosis with the people of Old Sol.”

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January — will move in as soon as possible, ideally by mid-December. Along with a safer neighborhood, the new place will include parking and a 10-year lease. “Not only is it a great building, but it’s in great condition and it has a great landlord who’s very much interested in working with us,” Dionne said. “All 15 of our great teachers are excited to be coming with us for this new chapter.” Visit majestictheatre. net. • Inaugural winter season: The Peterborough Players has typically been a summer stock theater, but this December through February, the company has organized programming for its first-ever winter season. It kicks off Wednesday, Dec. 7, with The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, starring Kraig Swartz and directed by Gus Kaikkonen. The show spans through Dec. 17 and tickets are $39. Other shows this season include Mass Appeal by Bill C. Davis, Feb. 1 through Feb. 11, and Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, Feb. 15 through Feb. 26. All occur at the Peterborough Players Theatre, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Visit peterboroughplayers. org or call 924-7585. — Kelly Sennott

Classical Music Events • HOLIDAY POPS NH Philharmonic concert. Sat., Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. Stockbridge Theatre, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. $12-$50. Visit nhphil. org. • UNH MUSIC DEPARTMENT STUDENT CHAMBER ENSEMBLES Concert. Thurs., Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way, Durham. Free. Visit unh.edu/ music. Call 862-2404. • HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT Manchester Community Music School concert. Fri., Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Manchester Community Music School, 2291 Elm St., Manchester. $40. Visit mcmusicschool.org or call 644-4548. • CENTER FOR THE ARTS HOLIDAY CONCERT Featuring music by the KRES of New London Chimes Choir, the Sunapee Flute Choir, Exit 13 Tuba

Quartet. Fri., Dec. 2, 5-7 p.m. Whipple Hall, New London. Free. Visit centerfortheartsnh.org. Call 526-4444. • ROCKINGHAM CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT Sat., Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 187 East Road, Hampstead. $15. Visit rockinghamchoralsociety.org.Second concert Sun., Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. Christ Church, 43 Pine St., Exeter. • HOLIDAY POPS Strafford Wind Symphony concert. Sat., Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester. $12. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com. • DECEMBER SONG Service of readings and songs celebrating the Advent and Christmas seasons by Saint Anselm College Choir. Sat., Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Dana Center, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester. Free. Call 641-7700 or email dana@anselm.edu or visit anselm.edu.

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• For baseball fans: The Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s next big production is Going to See the Kid by playwright Steven Drukman, which centers around two Boston Globe reporters on a journey to meet legendary ballplayer Ted Williams in 2001 for a final interview around Christmas time. The 90-minute play, directed by Alexander Greenfield, will run without intermission. Performances are Nov. 30 through Dec. 24 at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre, 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell, Mass., and tickets range from $26 to $70. Visit mrt.org or call 978-654-4678. The play represents a bold step forward for MRT’s Patriot Program, an associate artist program that began in 2015, which Drukman’s a member of. • New home: The Majestic Theatre has found a new rehearsal space in Manchester at 880 Page St., which is near Interstate 93 and was previously occupied by a church. Theater Artistic Director Robert Dionne said via phone that the theater’s Elm Street landlord, who purchased the building about a year ago, has not given the theater the time or resources to continue operating there. This is the theater’s second move in five years; in 2011, it had to move out of the former Ste. Marie School building due to stricter fire codes that required updates the company couldn’t afford at the time. Construction to build the new place up to code is underway, and the theater — along with the Ted Herbert Music School, which has been under the Majestic umbrella since last

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Forget the art — the Currier Museum of Art’s latest library and archives focus exhibition is all about New Hampshire artists and their work spaces. “Making Places: Artist Studios in New Hampshire,” on view through Jan. 12 in the downstairs gallery, explores the relationship between artists and their studios, both as places of creation and created spaces. It acts as an extension of “Mount Washington: The Crown of New England,” which identifies how the Mount Washington region caused many artists to flock to the Granite State in the mid- to late-1800s. “Upstairs, they’re making the argument that it was really the landscape and the region. But then they stayed and formed these communities,” said Meghan Petersen, Currier librarian and archivist, during an interview at the museum. “They included visual artists, writers and philosophers, and many of them stayed for decades.” The show starts with floor-length photos taken from glass plate negatives of painter Abbott H. Thayer’s Dublin studio in the 1890s. Most of them feature one of his favorite models, Elise Pumpelly, posing in various stances — holding olive branches, raising her arms or looking off into the distance. “We tried to show some that would show as much of the physical space as possible. Here you can see the draping of the fabric behind the girl with her arms outstretched,” Petersen said, pointing to one of the photos. “You’re seeing behind the curtain, really.” In a display case is a sketch by Thayer’s cousin, mural artist Barry Faulkner, whose work decorates the New Hampshire Statehouse. Beside it sits an F. Scott Fitzgerald book decorated with Thayer’s cover art, and various other items patrons wouldn’t normally see. “Making Places: Artist Studios in New Hampshire”

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A model posing in Abbott H. Thayer’s Dublin studio, on display part of “Making Places: Artist Studios in New Hampshire” at the Currier Museum of Art. Courtesy image.

“When you come see [the library archives] shows, the materials are from the library and archives collection, and then we supplement that with some museum objects that would never see the light of day upstairs,” Petersen said. Another section looks at the state’s writing community and contains a photo of Mark Twain, taken by a Dublin photographer during the author’s 1905 stay in town, plus books by Elizabeth Yates illustrated by Nora Unwin, who stayed and worked with the author for 10 years in New Hampshire. At the end of the hallway, visitors will find text analyzing the historical architecture of creative spaces — what’s important in terms of light, layout, decor, inspiration and access to materials? — and a look at two modern New Hampshire artists, furniture maker Vivian Beer and painter James Aponovich. Beer works in a downtown Manchester industrial shop, where she can easily access raw materials like metal, cement, concrete walls and a large loading dock. Aponovich paints in one of his rural home’s spare rooms. “I think it’s obvious, and I don’t know why entirely, but as humans, we just seem to want to have this attachment to the landscape. And there is something about New Hampshire that is very compelling. In some ways, it feels remote, but it’s not. It’s still connected enough so that artists are able to get the supplies they need and sell their work without having to travel too far, without having to go to New York,” Petersen said. “There does seem to be something about New Hampshire that keeps people here.”


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• New art! The Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester, has a collection of new pieces on view in the contemporary gallery. One is “1984 x 1984” by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, which reflects on privacy and security in the digital age. It’s essentially a monitor with a grid of digits extracted from Google Street View, but when viewers walk close, they’ll see their silhouettes in the form of numbers counting down to 1984. Assistant Curator Samantha Cataldo said patrons were getting a kick out of the Currier’s first major electronic, interactive work. “I think it’s important because, though a lot of artwork obviously talks about its time, this is also in the medium of its time. It’s talking about those ideas of Big Brother and the idea of an all-seeing government,” she said during an interview at the museum. The Currier also recently acquired a double-sided painting by German artist Max Pechstein, which will be the center of a special exhibition opening Nov. 25 called “Paradise Lost: A Double-Sided Mystery by Max Pechstein.” Curator Kurt Sundstrom and educator Ann Bible will talk about the new work Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., at the museum, for “ARTalk: Landscape of Desire.” Other new acquisitions include “And One” by Hank Willis Thomas, a photo of two African-American basketball players shooting a ball through a noose instead of a net; “Iago’s Desdemona,” by Fred Wilson, a glass sculpture that looks like a black Venetian-inspired mirror; and an untitled Art Events • CURRIER AFTER HOURS: CELEBRATE MOUNT Celebrate, WASHINGTON explore Northeast's highest peak through art and conversation. Curator Andrew Spahr and Mount Washington Observatory staff member present overview on life and work of what they call the rockpile. Performance by Bradford Bog People. Thurs., Dec. 1, 6-9 p.m. Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester. Free with museum admission, $5 extra to see the Mount Washington exhibition. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144, ext. 122. • ARTALK: LANDSCAPE OF DESIRE Presentation by Curator Kurt Sundstrom on new acquisition, a two-sided painting by German Expressionist artist Max Pechstein with Museum Educator Ann Bible. Sat., Dec. 3, at 2 p.m.

One of the Currier’s newest acquisitions, a double-sided painting by Max Pechstein. Courtesy image.

glass sculpture depicting plastic foam togo materials and bubble wrap by Chris Taylor. On loan until the end of the year is “Aqualung” by Jeff Koons, a bronze sculpture of scuba gear. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144. • New Nashua mural: Last week, the Lannan Company and Positive Street Art held a dedication for the city’s newest mural, which the company commissioned in honor of the building’s 100th anniversary. Lead artist Manuel Ramirez and the nonprofit incorporated scenes from It’s a Wonderful Life, The Blob and The Three Stooges among other iconic Hollywood hits to commemorate its past life as the State Theater. Also in the design is a depiction of the theater’s historic marquee and now antique projector, which still resides within the building, according to the event Facebook page. Above the black and white artwork is a new lighting fixture that can be set to reflect the motif of seasons, holidays and special events, and below is a new sidewalk installed by the City of Nashua. The building is at 174 Main St., Suite 10, Nashua. Visit positivestreetart.org. — Kelly Sennott

Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester. Free with museum admission. Visit currier.org. • "2016, A STATE OF MIND: BOSTON PRINTMAKERS" Exhibition featuring works of nearly 150 artist members from The Boston Printmakers. On view Nov. 1 through Dec. 10. Mini-holiday art sale Wed., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. showcasing art and craft works by Phillips Exeter employees. Phillips Exeter, Lamont Gallery, 11 Tan Lane, Exeter. Visit exeter.edu/lamontgallery. Call 777-3461. Openings • BILL TAYLOR Exeter Fine Crafts artist of the month. Work on view through November. Reception Sat., Nov. 26, noon-3 p.m. Exeter Fine Crafts, 61 Water St., Exeter. Call 778-8282. • "CATCHING LUMINANCE" Featuring photography

by Deborah Gray. On view Nov. 28 through Jan. 27. Reception Thurs., Dec. 1, 6-7 p.m. Derryfield Lyceum Gallery, 2108 Manchester Road, Manchester. Call 669-4524, ext. 2201. Visit derryfield.org. Email lyceumgallery@ derryfield.org. • "JUXTAPOSITIONS" Photography exhibition featuring work by Jean Stimmell. On view through Jan. 7. Reception Fri., Dec. 2, 5-7 p.m. Epsom Public Library, 1610 Dover Road, Epsom. Visit epsomlibrary.com. • "INHERENT GROWTH," "GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS" Two art shows, the first featuring work by Rachel Montroy and Joe Montroy, the second featuring work by Ellen Wetmore. Nov. 26 through Dec. 23. Reception Fri., Dec. 2, 5-8 p.m. 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth. Visit 3sarts.org, call 766-3330.

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Charmingfare Farm introduces Christmas Tree Spree By Matt Ingersoll

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Families who want to make picking out a Christmas tree more of an experience than a chore to check off the to-do list can head over to Charmingfare Farm in Candia during Thanksgiving weekend. It’s the farm’s first Christmas Tree Spree event, where you can RSVP online anytime from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, Saturday, Nov. 26, or Sunday, Nov. 27, and receive free admission to the farm as you shop for a tree. Linda Ellis of Charmingfare Farm said the trees that will be available for purchase come in a variety of sizes and from several area farms. All of the trees were going to be freshly cut on the Monday before the event, she said. “We have sold trees periodically [at the farm] before, but this is the first time that it’s going to feel like its own tree event,” she said. “Before, they were kind of only available for people that needed them, but now there will be a bit more of a focus on Christmas Tree Spree When: Friday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (RSVP online to pick a time slot) Where: Charmingfare Farm, 774 High St., Candia Cost: Admission and certain activities are free; pony rides, s’mores, cocoa bar and picking a tree require a fee. Visit: visitthefarm.com/christmas-tree-spree or call 483-5623 to RSVP

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Take home a tree at the Christmas Tree Spree. Courtesy photo.

supporting local farmers as you get a tree … and we’re incorporating more elements to take the process of getting a tree back to a more traditional experience. We just don’t want people to feel like getting a tree should be stressful.” Ellis said those elements will include a hot cocoa bar, a campfire and opportunities to explore the farm, go on pony rides, and go on tractor train rides to see live reindeer. “We’re also going to fill the gift shop with lots of plush toys and puppets, some candles and other seasonal items,” she said. “So if someone wants to do more of that small local shopping instead of at the malls, this just might be a kind of one-stop shop.” The cocoa bar and s’mores will cost a small fee, as will the pony rides, but everything else is free. Ellis said. Charmingfare Farm staff members will be available to help you select the kind of tree and the right height

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weekend through Christmas Eve night, is a horse-drawn wagon ride to the “North Pole,” with thousands of lights to see along the way. Santa and his friends also participate and give out goodies. “The difference between the two events has to do with the younger kids that perhaps can’t handle being out late at night when it’s darker and colder,” Ellis said. “Santa’s Big Party is more interactive, and if you’re looking to see more of the lights, you need to come at night [during Lighted Winter Wonderland]. … Some people do go to both, though.” But Ellis added that the Christmas Tree Spree is meant to throw in a bit more fun just as people are starting to think about the beginning of the holiday season. “Our hope is that people can have a shopping experience that doesn’t necessarily have to start at midnight on Black Friday, or have to involve walking through crowds of people in malls,” she said.


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Get into the holiday spirit at the Goffstown Public Library (2 High St.) with a family gingerbread house decorating workshop on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m. This is the first of a series of five workshops that will be held at the library over the course of two weeks, on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 7 and Dec. 10. The Friends of the Goffstown Public Library will be providing the gingerbread houses and the decorating goodies. All you have to do is bring your decorating imagination. Admission is free, but registration to participate in the workshop is required due to limited space and materials. Visit goffstownlibrary.com or call 497-2102 for more details.

Movie madness

Get cozy at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St.) for the next installment of its “family film” series with a screening of Ice Age: Collision Course (rated PG) on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. The film follows the series of cosmic events that threaten to destroy the Ice Age world as a result of Scrat the sabre-tooth squirrel’s pursuit of his acorn. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Nashua Public Library. Admission is free, but no food is permitted in the theater, and children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Visit nashualibrary.org or call 589-4600.

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Still full from all of the Thanksgiving turkey and pie? Join the Kimball Library (3 Academy Ave., Atkinson) for a dropin craft on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to relax. The library will have

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nights. Materials will be provided, or you can bring your own. Mon., Nov. 28, Mon., Dec. 12, and Mon., Dec. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway, Derry. Free. Call 431-6140 or visit derrypl.org. Crafts Fairs • HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, USED BOOK SALE AND CRAFT FAIR A large collection of gently used field guides, nature travel resources, wildlife references, ecological essays and other nature related books will be available at the book sale. Sat., Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. McLane Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord.

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All right, I’ve managed to clean up my vegetable gardens and rake the lawn. I’ve gotten most of my flower beds cut back, weeded and raked. So can I relax and watch football? Nope, not yet. There is still work to do. Trees and shrubs need attention now. Let’s start with the deer. You know what trees and shrubs deer will eat. What can we do to protect those tasty treats? I’ve had good luck with a garlic repellent, one called Deer and Rabbit Repellent made by Plant Pro-Tec. These are little cylinders (3 inches by half an inch) with a clothespin-type attachment that can clip onto branches. Each package of 25 comes with a small tool to puncture the garlic oil storage compartments when you are ready to use them. They are rated for use by organic gardeners and are relatively inexpensive. I’ve used them on shrubs previously eaten by deer and never lost a bud. They should be available at your local garden center. Voles can be lethal to young fruit trees. Two years ago we had very deep snow and many gardeners lost fruit trees to voles – they girdled the trees, chewing off the bark and cambium layer, which eventually killed the trees. The deep snow allowed the voles to stay hidden from owls and hawks, allowing them to greatly increase in number. To prevent that from happening, you can physically keep the voles away with finemesh screening called quarter-inch hardware cloth. It comes in 18- and 24-inch rolls, and I recommend the wider roll. A single layer of mesh screen around the base of the tree will keep the voles a bay. Remove the wire next spring to keep it from getting swallowed up by the bark as the tree grows (that would take a few years, but I’ve seen it happen). Also available are plastic tubes slit up the side, allowing you to open the slit and slide the tube around young trees to protect them from rodents. These are generally 2 inches in diameter and 24 inches long. If your young tree has branches in its lower 2 feet of trunk, you will have to prune off those lower branches. But that is good anyway. And voles shouldn’t bother trees that are more than 2 inches in diameter anyway; their bark is thick enough to deter the rodents. What about tender young shrubs? Will they survive the winter and bloom in the spring? Some gardeners like to wrap shrubs in burlap to protect them from cold winter winds. The winds can desiccate buds, preventing them from blooming. In 2015 I planted a kousa dogwood which is marginally hardy here. Last spring I only got a couple of blossoms, even though there had been more buds.

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So this fall I wrapped my dogwood with a synthetic fabric designed to keep the cold wind from damaging buds, but allowing it to breathe. The material came in 12-foot by 5-foot pieces, and was sold as a “Bush Jacket.” I was given some of this material some years ago and hadn’t used it. An internet search told me that Gardener’s Supply is one source for it, and they don’t have it as sheets, but as bags or “jackets” that fit over small, medium or large shrubs. An advantage of wrapping shrubs with either non-woven polypropylene fabric or burlap is that will also keep deer from eating your shrubs. On a nice sunny Sunday I worked on my blueberries, too. I weeded them, digging up the sod that had grown right up to the base of each plant. I created a space free of grass and weeds about 18 to 24 inches all around the bushes. Blueberries have fine roots near the surface, so I was careful not to dig deeply with my weeding tool. I found that once I got started I could peel back the sod in big pieces with my hands. I will sprinkle some agricultural sulfur over the soil, and then put down a 3-inch layer of ground branches I got from an arborist. The sulfur helps to keep the soil pH very acidic, which will promote good fruit production. Next year’s fruit buds are already set, so applying sulfur this year will not affect next year’s production. But in following years the sulfur will be a big help. My apple trees did not produce much this year; there was a hard frost in April when the buds were getting ready to open. Additionally, the year before had been extraordinarily fruit-productive and trees tend to alternate between good years and bad. But this fall the fruit spurs are loaded with flower buds. I picked or cut off any dead fruit still attached to the trees. Often diseased fruit will dry up and stay on the tree, and I don’t want any fungal spores to infect next year’s crop. I used a pole pruner to cut or knock off dead fruit. Finally, I raked under the trees to collect rotten fruit or infected leaves. I put all that on my burn pile that is awaiting snow for an opportunity to burn it. You could also prune your fruit trees now, or in the late winter or early spring. But that’s an article for another day. Read Henry’s twice-weekly blog at dailyuv. com/gardeningguy.


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Dear Donna, Can you tell us anything about this truck? It’s 29 inches long and we think all the parts are on it. I played with it when I was a child and I think my dad did as well. The markings on the side say “Hi-Way Trans- condition. I can’t figure out how this could happen! port.” Any information would be helpful. The value on this one is in the $400 range in this condition. But not all toys from this Tim from Weare era are worth this high an amount. Everything depends on the company, rarity, Dear Tim, This is a Minnitoy; these trucks were condition, etc. For more information if you produced in the 1940s and 1950s in Can- would like, I have a referral for you who ada. They were made to be like the real deals in toys this old (and older) and would trucks of that time. I think, after doing some be glad to provide you with more information. His name is Kevin and he can be research, that yours is from the 1950s. In the antiques business you come reached at kevsmbxkars@comcast.net. across so many interesting collectible toys like yours. With so many different manufacturers it’s tough to know values right off without research. But it was easy and interesting to find out the story behind the Minnitoy produced by the Octaco Co. Your truck looks to be in pretty good condition with minimal wear. This is important in coming to a value for it. It’s tough when toys were used to have fun with and now collectors want them so close to perfect

Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@ aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 6248668).

shaping narrow strips of paper and laying them on edge to form intricate filigree designs. Wed., Dec. 14, 6 to 7:45 p.m. Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green, Pelham. Free ($5 tool available for purchase); registration is required. Visit pelhampubliclibrary.org or call 635-7581.

Flu clinics • IMMUNIZATION CLINIC Immunizations for the flu, Shingles, Hepatitis A, B and C, Tetanus, and HIV will be available for all ages. Fri., Dec. 2, 2 to 4 p.m. Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green, Pelham. Free. Visit pelhampubliclibrary.org or call 635-7581.

Health & Wellness Childbirth & parenting • BALANCE FOR THE BUSY MOM This workshop will be an evening of stress-relief, friendship and support to help guide you in making small day-to-day changes that encourage a more balanced, happy you. Tues., Nov. 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tracy Memorial Library, 304 Main St., New London. Free. Call 5264656 or visit tracylibrary.org.

Nutrition workshops & seminars • SUGAR DETOX: HOW TO CUT DOWN ON SUGAR AND LEARN ABOUT SUGAR ALTERNATIVES Leave with knowledge and recipes for sweets that don't use sugar. Healthy refreshments will be served. Fri., Dec. 2, 1 to 2 p.m. Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green, Pelham. Free and open to the public. Visit pelhampubliclibrary.org or call 635-7581.

Exercise & fitness • THE MOST EFFECTIVE EXERCISES Presented by Dr. Ernest Caldwell, D.C., this event is designed to introduce you to a series of exercises you probably have never seen, specifically chosen to strengthen and balance your body's muscles based on the needs of people in our society today. Thurs., Dec. 1, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Free. Visit rodgerslibrary.org or call 886-6030.

Wellness workshops & seminars • ANDREW W.K.: THE POWER OF PARTYING This event is an intimate celebration of discussion, a pep rally for the inner spirit, and an optimistic look at the overwhelming intensity of life. Sun., Nov. 27, 8 p.m. 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth. $20 for 3S Artspace members, and $22 for nonmembers. Visit 3sarts.org or call 766-3330.

• REIKI, HYPNOSIS & TAPPING WORKSHOP Andrew Morris, owner of Better Life Hypnosis & Reiki in Newburyport, Mass., will lead this onehour program. Topics covered will include a general introduction and an explanation of relaxation exercise, hypnosis, Reiki, EFT, suggestibility test (how hypnotizable someone is) and group meditation. Mon., Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m. Dover Public Library, 73 Locust St., Dover. Free and open to the public. Visit dover.lib.nh.us or call 516-6050. • REFORMING MENTAL HEALTH VIA HOLLYWOOD: THE SNAKE PIT Dr. Ben Harris from the UNH Speakers' Bureau will be leading this discussion. What shapes the public's view of mental illness? How can the mass media create social reform? Answers to these questions can be seen in a study of the 1948 Hollywood film The Snake Pit. Tues., Nov. 29, 6 p.m. Meredith Public Library, 91 Main St., Meredith. Free. Visit meredithlibrary.org or call 279-4303. • STONE DIVINATION WORKSHOP Vicky Edgerly of A Step Forward, a Reiki master, spiritual teacher and inspirational speaker, will present this four hour workshop. Participants will learn how to create a shift in their perspective regarding any area of their lives they feel

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CRAFT FAIRS More than 60 crafters will be on hand at the Craftworkers’ Guild Holiday Fair, which begins Friday, Nov. 25, and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, through Thursday, Dec. 22. The fair returns to the historic Kendall House (5 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford). Visit thecraftworkersguild.org. Team TuTas will hold its fifth annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua). More than 50 crafters’ tables will be selling a variety of handmade and handcrafted items and the fair will also include a fundraising raffle and bake sale table. Visit teamtutas.com. This year’s Lyndeborough Holiday Craft Fair will be on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at J. A. Tarbell Library (136 Forest Road). Stop by the library to buy your boxwood tree raffle tickets and place your wreath order. Drawings and deliveries will be conducted at the fair. Visit jatarbelllibrary.org or call 654-6790. A craft fair will be held during Nashua’s Holiday Stroll on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 3 to 9 p.m., courtesy of St. Patrick Parish (29 Spring St., Nashua). Visit stpatricksnashua.org. Concord Christian Academy (37 Regional Drive) will host the CCA Booster Club Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included in the fair will be raffles, a silent auction and more. Visit concordchristian.org.

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Marketing & Business Personal finance workshops • FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP Learn to set up a household budget and how to open a savings account, checking account, and certificate of deposit. Also find out about types of loans that can help you meet your financial goals. Thurs., Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Free. Visit nashualibrary.org or call 589-4600.

Yard sales/fundraisers • NH WILD PHOTO AUCTION FUNDRAISER Come bid on your favorite photos from the show and take them home that same day. All photos are framed and ready for hanging. Sun., Dec. 4, 2 to 3 p.m. Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn. Free. Visit nhaudubon. org or call 668-2045. • GREATER HUDSON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL AUCTION AND DINNER FOR CHARITY This event will benefit the St. John Food Pantry, which serves more than 200 local families. The "Feed the Kids" weekly program at the food pantry assists more than 95 children and distributes food baskets and gifts to families in crisis during the holiday season. Thurs., Dec. 8, 6 p.m. White Birch Banquet Hall, 222 Central St., Hud-

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Did dealer lie about replaced hydraulic lifters? Dear Car Talk: I have a dealer repair bill for $3,751 for replacing 12 hydraulic valve lifters in the sixcylinder, 200-cubic-inch engine in my 1966 Ford Mustang. The dealer’s By Ray Magliozzi shop people insist that the head was taken off, for $1,100 labor. The rest was for new gaskets, antifreeze, engine oil and filter. The problem is, I don’t believe they ever removed the head from my car — so the work was never done. I complained, and finally the owner of the dealership sent to me a check for $315 for reducing the labor cost. I took it to several other mechanics, who all agreed that the head on this engine has never been removed. I’ve thought about going to small-claims court, but what chance do I have of recovering my money? — Don It’s unusual for the hydraulic lifters on this engine to need replacing. Normally, they’re self-adjusting. But they can get to the point where they require some manual adjustments, or they can fail and need to be replaced altogether. If your mechanic wanted to be dishonest, he could have told you that the lifters needed to be replaced when in fact all they needed

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able to see right away if the head bolts have been removed and replaced recently. And pictures of that should serve as definitive proof. It’s possible that there was a misunderstanding, Don. Maybe your mechanics, upon removing the valve cover, will see that the cylinder head was indeed removed. Or maybe they forgot to mention that the bill also included a $3,000 contribution to your 401(K). For the sake of mechanics’ reputations, we hope so. But if not, you should take the bloody glove to small-claims court and get your $3,700 back. Dear Car Talk: My son, who is going to college, purchased a 1997 Nissan Altima for $5. The car will stall, and then you can restart it and it’s fine. But this can be a problem, because people waiting behind him tend to be impatient. It does this especially in cooler weather. We had the distributor replaced. Someone advised us that it was the EGR valve, but we replaced that, and it seemed to make things worse. So we put the old one back in, and it now runs better, but it still will stall. Now when it stalls, if you put the car in park and floor the gas, it seems to make the engine run better after that. Do you have any suggestions as to what it might be? — Sarah

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• Pop-up chocolates: La Cascade du Chocolat (264-7006, lacascadeduchocolat. com), a new artisan chocolate company based in Hooksett, will open a pop-up shop at The Local Moose Cafe (124 Queen City Ave., Manchester, 232-2669, thelocalmoosecafe.com) on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boxes of handmade bonbons, truffles, and caramels as well as a variety of chocolate bars, hot chocolate and holiday gift baskets will be for sale. “We’re very excited to be at the Local Moose for Small Business Saturday,” said Samantha Brown, co-owner and master chocolatier. “We’re big fans of the café, and having their support means a lot to us.” The company was founded by Brown and chocolatier Thomas Nash in April and has been offering its products through online ordering, at local farmers markets (currently the Concord Winter Farmers’ Market at Cole Gardens and the Amherst Open Air Market) and wholesale at The Local Moose Cafe and Roots at Robies in Hooksett. • Cauliflower crust: Derry-based meal delivery service All Real Meal has launched its new, long-awaited cauliflower pizza crust, One Crust, and is taking pre-orders now to ship in February 2017. The crust is made from locally sourced cauliflower, flax, chia, almonds, coconut flour, olive oil and seasonings and is vegan, paleo and gluten-free. Money raised from pre-orders and donations will help the self-funded startup 66

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Spend an evening sampling food and drink from some of the best local restaurants and beverage producers at the sixth annual Homeward Bound Food and Beverage Festival, happening Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Radisson Hotel Nashua. About two dozen vendors will be featured, along with silent and live auctions, presentations, music, games and more. Hosted by Family Promise of Greater Nashua, the tasting is the largest annual fundraiser benefiting the Anne-Marie House, a housing facility that seeks to help families experiencing homelessness in the greater Nashua area as they work toward independence and a sustainable income. “It’s not like your typical fundraiser where you sit down and listen to a speaker and don’t move,” said Amy Freise, director of development and marketing for the Anne-Marie House. “People can walk around and try different samples and compare them with their friends, like, ‘I like this,’ or ‘Go try that.’ It’s a really fun and festive evening.” This year’s participants include local distilleries, wineries and vineyards, a brewery and a meadery, as well as restaurants serving grill and tavern food and ethnic eats like Indian, Mexican and Japanese, and bakeries bringing some sweet treats and baked goods. Guests will have the chance to try signature appetizers, entrees and desserts that are either existing dishes on a vendor’s menu or specially created for the tasting to represent a vendor’s style of cuisine. 4.69”wide x 2.6” high “We try to mix itHIPPO up every year and Horizontal 1/8bring page in different [vendors] and a bunch of different types of food so people can try things they haven’t had before,” Freise said. “You get to experience a whole meal as you taste,

event will be provided to each guest so they can make notes of the vendors and samples they liked — a useful reference for the holiday season, Freise said. Freise said the event has been “getting a reputation” and growing more every year, which she attributes to its social and interactive quality. “Guests have a great time talking with people from restaurants and vineyards and [distilleries] and learning more about what they produce and how they produce it,” she said, “and our food and beverage partners love talking about it, too, so everyone has a good time.” A silent auction will be going on throughout the tasting, and later in the evening, guests will be asked to convene for a live auction with items like tickets for the NASCAR Racing Experience and the Boston Ballet’s production of The NutLast year’s Homeward Bound Food and Drink Festival cracker, trips to New York City and Florida to benefit the Anne-Marie House. Courtesy photo. and more. Finally, one of the graduates of for sure.” the Anne-Marie House program will share Beverage tasting cups and a menu list- their success story and talk about the funding all of the food and drinks featured at the raising mission. Homeward Bound Food & Beverage Festival Where: Radisson Hotel Nashua Ballroom, 11 Tara Blvd., Nashua When: Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $75, purchase online Visit: annemariehouse.org/events/ homewardbound Participating beverage producers: Djinn Spirits Flag Hill Distillery & Winery Loyal Dog Winery Martha’s Exchange Moonlight Meadery Rockingham Brewery Sweet Baby Vineyards Zorvino Vineyards

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It may seem strange to include something as sweet as chocolate in a savory entree-type dish, but Chef Liz Barbour of the Creative Feast in Hollis is going to prove that chocolate can indeed enhance the flavors of such dishes during her Cooking with Chocolate program, happening at the Concord Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 1. Barbour will give a cooking demonstration and tasting of non-dessert recipes, using chocolate as a main ingredient. “There’s been a lot of excitement around chocolate, especially now that we have these craft chocolate places that make their own,” Barbour said. “People are enjoying chocolate on the sweet side, but there’s plenty [of recipes] that use chocolate on the savory side, and that’s what I’m focusing on.” Barbour will start the program with a brief talk about chocolate, what kind to use for the dishes you want to accomplish and techniques for cooking with it. Then, she will demonstrate how to prepare two recipes, which she said will probably be a chocolate chili and a chocolate mole sauce. Participants will have the chance to try samples of the dishes, ask questions and take recipe instructions home so they can try them out for themselves. Barbour said incorporating chocolate with savory works out well if you use a dark, highpercentage chocolate, which has a lot less sugar than milk chocolate. “It should be a subtle flavor that enriches [the dish],” she said. “The darker bitter

chocolates add a stronger chocolate flavor as opposed to sweeter chocolates with more sugar, which give it a more caramelly flavor.” Not only can chocolate add a unique quality to a savory dish, but it can also directly complement the salty or spicy flavors and achieve a level of richness that is desirable in that type of dish. “In Asian cooking, they’ll often use soy sauce or miso paste to create that underlying umami flavor that people love. In Italy they’ll use anchovy paste for that,” Barbour said. “In the case of these dishes where chocolate is used, it’s used to create that same kind of underlying richness.” Just as chocolate doesn’t have to act as a sweet flavor in a dish, it also doesn’t have to add the smooth and creamy texture it’s often associated with. The cocoa powder typically used in baked goods would not work in something like a chili, which is made up of solid, separated pieces and gives the powder nothing to bond with to create that texture. In her chili recipe, Barbour uses a bar of dark baking chocolate. “You want to use something that will melt easily,” she said. “Chocolate is very dense when it melts … so I add only one to two ounces, just drop it right into the big pot of chili, and it’s going to add a deep color and richness to it.”

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Mole Sauce Courtesy of Liz Barbour of the Creative Feast (Makes 3 cups) ¼ cup almonds 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon fennel seeds 4 tomatoes from 1 can of whole peeled tomatoes ⅓ cup of raisins 1 tablespoon molasses 1 small corn tortilla, torn into pieces 2 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth 1 ounce dark chocolate, 72 percent 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1. Heat a small sauté pan over medium heat.

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Add the almonds and toast, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until they begin to brown. Remove the almonds from the pan and put the sesame seeds in and toast for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally. When cool, place toasted almonds and sesame seeds into a food processor and process until fine. 2. Heat the oil and the onion over mediumlow heat in a large sauté pan. Cook for 5-8 minutes until onions are soft and translucent. 3. Add the garlic, chili powder, cinnamon, cloves and fennel seeds. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomato, raisins, molasses and balsamic vinegar. Cook for an additional 3 minutes. 4. Add the tomato spice mixture, tortilla, and ½ cup of broth to the ground almonds and sesame seeds and process all until pureed. Return the mixture to the sauté pan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add the chocolate and stir until melted. Add the remaining 1½ cups broth. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer, uncovered 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow flavors to blend. Serve hot over chicken, pork or roasted vegetables.

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holiday dishes. You’ll notice nothing is too complicated and everything is delicious. Enjoy this holiday season and bring cheer wherever you go with fun and festive food and drink. — Allison Wilson Dudas

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I recently visited Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown with two friends, one of whom had never been to a winery for a tasting before. This being one of my favorite things to do, I forget that sometimes it is a new experience for some people. So for all of you beginner wine tasters, here is a little guide to visiting your first winery and attending your first wine tasting. 1. Eat before you go. Wine tasting on an empty stomach isn’t recommended. I typically try to eat a decent meal before I go, as the little wine tasting crackers don’t really cut it. Some wineries allow you to bring your own snacks, but these are usually enjoyed after the tasting. While you may not be consuming all that much wine during a tasting, you’ll probably feel better with some food in your stomach. I try to plan ahead by packing snacks if I know I am going to be visiting more than one winery in a day. I also bring water to stay hydrated. 2. Relax and take your time. There are times when wineries are not that busy and are fairly quiet. But a lot of the wineries I have visited, especially during events, are bustling with people and conversation. There are often people waiting for tastings because there is no more room available. It is easy to get caught up in the activity and atmosphere and feel rushed and stressed. Don’t! Wine tasting should be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Don’t feel the need to drink your wine quickly either. Wine should be enjoyed and savored. 3. Ask questions and tell the staff what you like. The real purpose of tastings is to find out information and find wines you may like. Sometimes, tasting menus are set that day. But, if you have the opportunity to choose your own samples, don’t be afraid to tell the staff what you typically like and dislike, as they will be happy to make suggestions. And know it is OK if you don’t like everything poured into your glass. This is what the dump bucket is for and the reason you are at a tasting. The staff will not be insulted if you use it. 4. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Maybe you only drink whites, or think you don’t like fruit wines, or only drink merlot. Don’t be afraid to try something else, as you may actually find something you like. Maybe you don’t think you like reds because you have only ever tried wines that are too dry or tannic for your palate. A wine tasting is the perfect time to branch out; you may find a new favorite wine or varietal.

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5. Be prepared to bring home some bottles. I like buying wine at wineries because it directly supports the winemakers, it is a nice gift, and it reminds me of the memories made there when I enjoy it later. I have often said that I would drink vinegar out of a wine glass if I were enjoying the atmosphere and experience. That is what wine tasting is for me — time enjoyed with my boyfriend, friends or family. The wine is really secondary to that, but it is the reason we have all come together.

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Looking for something fun to do during these colder fall months? Appolo Vineyards in Derry is offering visits with its winemaker, Mike Appolo. Small groups are welcome to make a reservation and enjoy a tasting with Mike. Tastings are available by appointment on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visit appolovineyards.com/visit for information or to make a reservation online. Appolo Vineyards offers a variety of white and red wines, including Sonrisa, a sweet white table wine; seyval; The Muse, a dry red table wine, and Dragonfly Red, another dry red table wine. Visit them at 49 Lawrence Road, Derry.

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shop, 614 Nashua St., Milford. Sat., Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. Visit toadbooks.com. • KATRINA KENISON Author signs, discusses Moments of Seeing: Reflections from an Ordinary Life. Sat., Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough. Visit toadbooks. com. • JENNIFER FIELD Author talks about From Blue Ribbon to Code Blue: A Girl’s Courage, Her Mother’s Love, A Miracle Recovery. Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Emerald St., Keene. Sun., Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. Visit toadbooks.com. • DAVA SOBEL Author talks about The Glass Universe: How Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took Measure of the Stars. Wed., Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth. $44. Includes copy of book, bar beverage, book signing meet-and-greet. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400. • MICHAEL LEWIS Author talks about Battle for the Knotty List. Wed., Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 235 DW Highway, Nashua. Visit barnesandnoble.com. • HOWARD MANSFIELD Author talks about Sheds. Wed., Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet St., Portsmouth. Visit riverrunbookstore.com. • BILL SANDERSON Former NH reporter talks about new book, Bulletins From Dallas: Reporting the JFK Assassination. Tues., Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, 749 E. Industrial Park Drive, Manchester. Free. Call 627-0005 or visit loebschool.org.

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POP CULTURE FILM REVIEWS BY AMY DIAZ

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (PG-13)

Return to the Harry Potter universe, but many decades pre-Potter and this time in America, with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the first of a planned five — five! — film series from J.K. Rowling.

Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is a wizarding world naturalist, carrying around a zoo’s worth of magical creatures in his suitcase. He comes to America in the mid 1920s to release one into its natural habitat of Arizona. But moments after arriving in New York City, Newt loses a groundhogplatypus-like creature that likes to collect shiny objects. Chasing it around a bank, he accidentally draws the notice of muggle Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), who was at the bank trying to get a loan to start a bakery, and of magical-type Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston). Tina works for the American equivalent of the Ministry of Magic and was an investigator. She’s been bumped back to office work because of an incident involving Mary Lou Barebone (Samantha Morton), a regular human, presumably, and an anti-witch activist. Because Tina’s run in with Mary Lou exposed the human world to magic — not letting the no-majs know about magical people is the operating principle of the U.S. wizard agency — she lost her position. Perhaps bringing in Newt is her attempt to get back in the agency’s good graces. Unfortunately for her, the agency isn’t that interested in what they think is just a customs issue. There are bigger problems in New York City, in the form of a mysterious force causing destruction that is

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garnering the muggles’ notice. Agency muckety-muck Graves (Colin Farrell) is attempting to find whatever is causing all the mischief and get a handle on it before it exposes the wizarding world and causes a war between magic and non-magic people. Or is he? His side conversations with Credence (Ezra Miller), the abused son of Mary Lou, seem to indicate that he might know what’s causing all the problems and want to find it off the official books. Meanwhile, Newt is just trying to gather up all the creatures that escaped from his suitcase, which was briefly swapped with a sample case full of baked goods carried by Jacob. Newt and Jacob work together, eventually with the help of Tina and her mind-reading sister Queenie (Alison Sudol), to attempt to recapture the dragon-y thing, the rodent-y thing, the bulbous rhinoceros, the platypus-like thing, a blue bee and the other stuff that went skittering into the unsuspecting city.

about the adult children who all come home to bicker with each other and attempt to hide secrets about their lives? This is like that. (Which one, you ask? All of them.) C *Arrival (PG-13) Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner. This chilly, fun, smart sci-fi appears to be one thing about 80 percent of the way though and turns into something else in its final act ― both are well-acted and engrossing. B+ Doctor Strange (PG-13) Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton. The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands to include sorcerers in this tale of a hero who can manipulate the mag-

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ical realm. Though the movie suffers from a lot of “origin story” drudgery, Cumberbatch is a fun superhero of the smarty-pants Iron Man mold. B-

So, to clarify, you have the more straightforward adventure of Newt and his creatures surrounded by a bunch of darker stuff about a besieged minority group, a fringe-y but virulent hate group, the dangers of what can happen to young wizards who suppress their real selves and a couple of cynical-seeming baddies poised to take advantage of this situation. (One of these is a newspaper owner played by Jon Voight whose character here feels more like a setup for some future payoff.) The central story of Newt that I think is supposed to supply most of this movie’s whimsy didn’t feel whimsical at all to me. Redmayne’s Newt feels less like a quirky hero and more like a guy in a costume staring at a dot that will eventually be a CGI something. He feels like a character who is being shoved through the story more than a person choosing an adventure. I didn’t find myself connecting with him or wanting to see more of his exploits. The rest of the movie just felt bleak — Worthington. The legitimately interesting tale of a man who refuses to carry a gun but desperately wants to join the army during World War II gets bogged down in some weird storytelling choices, but the late-movie focus on a battle in which he works as a medic is fascinating. B-

bleak in an unearned way, perhaps meant to give heft to the “goofy creatures” portion of the movie or provide stakes to help the story sustain many future chapters. But I have to want to make that journey and this movie didn’t introduce a lot to excite me about heading back into this world. I will say that around the edges there are moments of, if not fun exactly, nifty imagination in Fantastic Beasts. I like the idea that, even though they’re magic, wizards to some degree lived through the same Great War and Jazz Age as humans, and the movie gives us glimpses into how those periods looked in this parallel world. The idea of magical beasts that perhaps exist on the edge of the human world but somehow just outside its notice (in a way never really explained) has some fun to it. There’s something interesting in the idea that wizards approach these creatures the same way humans approach the stranger elements in the natural world — that is to say, some people want to study the big strange thing and other people want to hunt it and stuff it. And, of the central foursome, Redmayne is the weakest link. Waterston’s Tina, Sudol’s Queenie and Fogler’s Jacob are more entertaining in the way you’d expect for a magical caper, kind of a pack of complementary Ron Weasleys adding much-needed lightness. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them might be the start of a delightful franchise, but I wish it had paid more attention to being a complete and entertaining movie in its own right. C+ Rated PG-13 for some fantasy action violence. Directed by David Yates with a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is two hours and 13 minutes long and distributed by Warner Bros.

Langdon and his central mystery never quite get revved up. C

*Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (PG-13) Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders. *The Girl on the Train (R) Because it’s been a long, painEmily Blunt, Rebecca ful slog of a fall and we, as a Ferguson. nation, seem exhausted, I say Blunt turns in a serious and come together, America, over seriously good performance as some ridiculous action and a woman whose drinking and Inferno (PG-13) extremely terrible dialogue sadness have overtaken anyTom Hanks, Felicity Jones. and watch suspension-of-disthing like a life. The rest of This third Robert Langdon belief-requiring scenes of Tom this suspense movie is OK-ish outing is not the silly fun of Cruise beating up multiple but fun thriller stuff about a the previous two; it’s just silly. baddies in this silly but enjoymissing woman, a perfect sub- While supporting characters able continuation of the Jack urb and what a bad-ass cop played by almost-age-approReacher story. Cruise plays an Allison Janney plays. Bpriate-Hanks-love-interest ex-military officer who, like, Sidse Babett Knudsen and hitchhikes and solves crimes Hacksaw Ridge (R) amoral fixer Irrfan Khan could because why not? C+ Andrew Garfield, Sam totally be in their own movie,

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (PG-13) Asa Butterfield, Eva Green. This book adaptation by Tim Burton gets bogged down in all the exposition and universe-building about a world of supernatural-power-having children and the scary things hunting them but still has moments of good adventure. B Trolls (PG) Voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake. This light cartoon about cutesy trolls and the misguided goblin-y beings that want to eat them feels like mostly a music video and a commercial for Trolls toys but the story shines during some of its weirder moments. B-


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RED RIVER THEATRES 11 S. Main St., Concord, 2244600, redrivertheatres.org • Moonlight (R, 2016) Thurs., Nov. 24, at 5:30 & 8 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 25, at 1:10 & 6:10 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 26, at 1:10 & 6:10 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 27, at 6:10 p.m.; Mon., Nov. 28, at 5:30 & 8 p.m.; Tues., Nov. 29, at 5:30 & 8 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 30, at 5:30 & 8 p.m. • Loving (PG-13, 2016) Thurs., Nov. 24, at 5:25 & 8:05 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 25, at 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 26, at 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 27, at 1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.; Mon., Nov. 28, at 2, 5:25 & 8:05 p.m.; Tues., Nov. 29, at 2, 5:25 & 8:05 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 30, at 2, 5:25 & 8:05 p.m.; & Thurs., Dec. 1, at 2, 5:25 & 8:05 p.m. • A Man Called Ove (PG-13, 2016) Fri., Nov. 25, at 3:35 & 8:35 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 26, at 3:35 & 8:35 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 27, at 2:05 p.m.; Mon., Nov. 28, at 2:05 p.m.; Tues., Nov. 29, at 2:05 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 30, at 2:05 p.m.; Thurs., Dec. 1, at 2:05 p.m. • Manet (NR, 2016) Sun., Nov. 27, at 1 p.m. • Hairspray (PG, 2007) Thurs., Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. WILTON TOWN HALL 40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, wiltontownhalltheatre.com • A Man Called Ove (PG-13, 2015, Swedish) Thurs., Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. • Denial (PG-13, 2016) Thurs., Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. • Moonlight (R, 2016) Fri., Nov. 25, through Thurs., Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Additional screening Sun., Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. • Certain Women (R, 2016) Fri., Nov. 25, through Thurs., Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Additional screenings Sun., Nov. 27, at 2 & 4:30 p.m. • Shall We Dance (1937) Sat., Nov. 26, at 4:30 p.m. • Paths to Paradise (1925) and Hands Up (1926) Sun., Nov. 27, at 4:30 p.m., silent film with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis

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MANCHESTER CITY LIBRARY 405 Pine St., Manchester, 6246550, manchester.lib.nh.us • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13, 2015) Wed., Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. • Mockery (1927) Tues., Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., silent film with musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis • The Rainmaker (1997, PG-13) Wed., Dec. 7, at 1 p.m.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE 31 College Drive, Sweeney Auditorium, 03301, 271-6484, ext. 4115, nhti.edu, nhstudentfilm.com • The Dying of the Light Fri., Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., admission by donation EXETER HIGH SCHOOL 1 Blue Hawk Drive, Exeter • Bottom Dollars Tues., Dec. 6, at 6:15 p.m. CINEMAGIC 1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629, cinemagicmovies. com/loc_Hookset.asp • Nerdland Tues., Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. NASHUA PUBLIC LIBRARY NPL Theater, 2 Court St., Nashua, 589-4611, nashualibrary. org. Call 589-4646 for a movie schedule. • Ice Age: Collision Course (PG, 2016) Sat., Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. • Food Fight (documentary, 2016) Tues., Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. RODGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY 194 Derry Road, Route 102, Hudson, rodgerslibrary.org. 8866030 • Cinema Celebration second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. PETERBOROUGH COMMUNITY THEATRE • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13, 2016) Nov. 18 through Dec. 8, Wed., Sat. and Sun. at 2:30 & 7 p.m.;

THE MUSIC HALL 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org, Some films are screened at Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth • Cameraperson (2016) Sat., Nov. 26, at 7 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 27, at 7 p.m.; Tues., Nov. 29, at 7 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 30, at 7 p.m.; Thurs., Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. • Certain Women (R, 2016) Tues., Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 10, at 7 p.m.; Tues., Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.

ROCHESTER OPERA HOUSE 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, rochesteroperahouse.com, rochestermfa.org/film, 332-2211, 335-1992 • Blazing Saddles (R, 1974) Fri., Nov. 25, at 7 p.m.

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• Hairy tale: With a book due next month, Sebastian Bach is busy these days. The singer’s autobiography, 18 and Life on Skid Row, drops Dec. 6. Bach spent a decade with the MTV favorites, producing hits like “I Remember You,” “Youth Gone Wild” and the cautionary tale referenced in his memoir’s title. Go Friday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. at Wally’s Pub, 144 Ashworth Ave., Hampton Beach. Tickets are $30 at wallyspubnh.com. • Double fun: Americana singer-songwriter Mary Fagan enlisted help from Texas musicians and local talent to record a two-disc set. To celebrate the Kickstarter-funded release, Fagan’s trio, with Crunchy Western Boys members Steve McBrian and Morris Manning, performs in Concord. The new effort includes original songs and jazz standards, divided into a pair of distinct albums, Honey to the Bee and Jazz 8. Go Saturday, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m. at Area 23, 254 N. State St., Concord. See maryfagan.com. • Soulful song: A Nashua farm-to-table eatery hosts Amanda Cote, a singer in the mold of Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt, for an afternoon of music. Her well-rounded set list includes nuggets from Koko Taylor and Ace of Base, along with Steely Dan and Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive.” Go Sunday, Nov. 27, at 3 p.m. at Pig Tale Restaurant, 449 Amherst St, Nashua. More at 864-8740 or reverbnation.com/AmandaCote. • Country girl: One of the region’s most evocative voices, Ashley Dawn performs. The downtown venue where she’s appearing is reportedly scaling back its live music beginning in the new year, phasing out bands for solo and duo acts. Fortunately, this Merrimack Valley gem is one of the best around, and will hopefully be back for a return visit. Go Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. at Strange Brew Tavern, 80 Market St., Manchester. More at reverbnation.com/ AshleyDawnMusic.

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Unless you’re looking directly at Zach Deputy as he builds a tower of grooves, it’s impossible to believe he’s the only one on stage. At one point in his show, he might introduce a trumpet player, then no one appears as the horn sound cuts loose. It’s all loops, pedals, hand and foot percussion, jaw-dropping guitar work and a half-dozen other instruments. It’s a funk, rock and soul orchestra, built notes upon beat, all created by Deputy, a beaming, bearded Buddha. It’s not like the Georgia native can’t play well with others; his band Zach Deputy & the Hashtags put out an album this year, and he has other collaborative projects cooking. But there’s enough power in his one-man show to light a small city, and anyone sitting still while he’s throwing down is either dead or in need of medical attention. As it turns out, playing in a band set him down the solo dynamo path. Deputy explained in a recent phone interview that his first foray into doing it all himself came when his bass player was incapacitated on the night of a show. Rather than cancel the gig, he arrived at the venue with a DL4 delay pedal that a friend had once used for looping, plugged it into his regular gear and used his guitar for the beat. Presto — a one-man band. Deputy, however, was mightily unimpressed with the results. Zach Deputy When: Sunday, Nov. 27, 8 p.m. Where: Jewel Music Venue, 61 Canal St., Manchester Tickets: $15 at jewelnh.com (18+)

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“I played that night and remember thinking, ‘This is horrible!’ But everybody liked it a lot,” he said. “I thought, if it sounds this horrible and people like it, imagine what they would think if it was actually good? That sparked the idea that if I could make looping good, I would blow people’s minds.” Deputy recently released his fourth full-length album, Wash it in the Water. A tour in support of the new record stops at Manchester’s Jewel Music Venue on Sunday, Nov. 27. He enjoys coming to the Northeast, a region where he tasted his first real success as a touring musician, starting out with small stages on the summer festival circuit. “The first time I ever went up there, it was the most impactful gift I ever had,”

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Deputy said. “I played ‘Wormtown,’ and they they liked it so much the promoter asked me if I would play the next day. ... I came back and they said it was the biggest show they’d ever had out there to date. There were people everywhere; it was just a throw-down.” It gave a much-needed lift to the anxious Deputy. “Before that moment, I was still really nervous on the road, wondering, ‘Will people like me; will people care?’ That gave me such a boost of confidence in my career,” he said. “It affected me to this day. When I go back, I have so much love for the Northeast; the whole area of New England. A lot of people even think I am from there.” Deputy makes his sonic magic while perched with his guitar behind a table full of gear, including a huge touchscreen, a pair of guitar synthesizers and four microphones, each with a singular purpose. A row of high-tech pedals is arranged at his feet. His musical process is more alchemy than construction. “I don’t really have a plan, it’s more of a feeling,” he said. “I play the first thing and then I just imagine the whole song right from the beginning ... as soon as I feel the puzzle pieces start to fit together, I start the song.” It goes without saying that every show is different, but even Deputy will be surprised on occasion. Often, it will happen during a song. “Sometimes you’ll get to where all the pieces that you started with are there, but still the picture isn’t all you wanted it to be. Then you tweak it to make it different. There’s some of it that you write with your imagination, and then some of it happens naturally, just by being in the moment.”

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‘__-Polar’ 28. David Letterman/Ace Frehley drummer Figg 29. Tommy of Styx 30. Bob Dylan ‘__ I Fell In Love With You’ 31. Lennon’s love Yoko 32. ‘66 Cream hit 33. What Dylan’s ‘Belle’ is on 34. Harry Shearer band Spinal __ 35. Powerpoppers __ 6 36. After The Fire ‘__ Kommissar’ 38. Like manager w/full Rolodex 41. Usher/Alicia Keys ‘My __’ 42. Carole King ‘You’ve Got __ __’ (1,6) 43. ‘93 Cowboy Junkies album ‘__ __ Crescent Moon’ (4,3) 44. Tracy Chapman “Maybe when and if __ __ you again” (1,3) 46. ‘Physical Graffiti’ Zep song ‘The __ Song’ 47. ‘08 Beck album ‘Modern __’ 48. Charlotte Martin ‘Your ___’ 49. “I don’t want to __ you lonely, you got to make me change my mind” 51. Steven of Guns And Roses 52. Gut cords are stretched across this drum 53. Radiohead EP ‘Airbag/__ __ I Driving?’ (3,2) 56. Like unwritten deal band shouldn’t make 57. Don’t want to miss one, in tribute band 58. Petra ‘More Power __ __’ (2,2) 60. Kiss drinks theirs ‘Cold’

38. Like manager w/full Rolodex 41. Usher/Alicia Keys 'My __' 42. Carole King 'You've Got __ __' (1,6) 43. '93 Cowboy Junkies album '__ __ Crescent Moon' (4,3) 44. Tracy Chapman "Maybe when and if __ __ you again" (1,3) 46. 'Physical Graffiti' Zep song 'The __ Song' 47. '08 Beck album 'Modern __' 48. Charlotte Martin 'Your ___' 49. "I don't want to __ you lonely, you got to make me change my mind" 51. Steven of Guns And Roses 52. Gut cords are stretched across this drum 53. Radiohead EP 'Airbag/__ __ I Driving?' (3,2) 56. Like unwritten deal band shouldn't make 57. Don't want to miss one, in tribute band 58. Petra 'More Power __ __' (2,2) 60. Kiss drinks theirs 'Cold' © 2016 Todd Santos Written By: Todd Santos

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Broadway Ellacoya Barn & Grille Pound 123 Hanove St. 965-3490 2 Central St. 744-0405 2667 Lakeshore Road Hillsborough 72 Endicott St. 366-2255 Jewel Purple Pit 293-8700 Mama McDonough’s 61 Canal St. 819-9336 28 Central Sq. 744-7800 Dover Patrick’s 5 Depot St. 680-4148 Lebanon Karma Hookah & 7th Settlement Brewery 18 Weirs Road 293-0841 Tooky Mills Rumor Mill Salt Hill Pub Cigar Bar 50 S Main St, 217-0971 47 Washington St. 9 Depot St. 2 West Park St. 448-4532 1077 Elm St. 647-6653 373-1001 Goffstown 464-6700 KC’s Rib Shack Asia Concord Village Trestle Turismo 837 Second St. 627-RIBS 42 Third St. 742-9816 Barley House 25 Main St. 497-8230 55 Henniker St. 680-4440 Londonderry Coach Stop Tavern Midnight Rodeo (Yard) Cara Irish Pub 132 N. Main 228-6363 176 Mammoth Rd 1211 S. Mammoth Rd 11 Fourth St. 343-4390 Hampton CC Tomatoes Hooksett 437-2022 623-3545 Dover Brick House 209 Fisherville Rd Ashworth By The Sea Asian Breeze Stumble Inn Milly’s Tavern 2 Orchard St. 749-3838 295 Ocean Blvd. 753-4450 1328 Hooksett Rd 20 Rockingham Rd 500 Commercial St. Fury’s Publick House Cheers 926-6762 621-9298 432-3210 625-4444 1 Washington St. 17 Depot St. 228-0180 Bernie’s Beach Bar New England’s Tap Whippersnappers Modern Gypsy 617-3633 Granite 73 Ocean Blvd 926-5050 House Grille 44 Nashua Rd 434-2660 383 Chestnut st. 96 Pleasant St. 227-9000 Sonny’s Tavern Boardwalk Inn & Cafe 1292 Hooksett Rd Murphy’s Taproom 83 Washington St. Hermanos 139 Ocean Blvd. 929-7400 782-5137 Loudon 494 Elm St. 644-3535 742-4226 11 Hills Ave. 224-5669 Breakers at Ashworth Hungry Buffalo N’awlins Grille Top of the Chop Makris 295 Ocean Blvd. 926-6762 Hudson 58 Rte 129 798-3737 860 Elm St. 606-2488 1 Orchard St. 740-0006 Breakers By the Sea 354 Sheep Davis Road AJ’s Sports Bar Penuche’s 225-7665 409 Ocean Blvd 926-7702 11 Tracy Lane 718-1102 96 Hanover St. 626-9830 Wednesday, Nov. 23 Belmont It’s Drinksgiving! 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Portland Pie Company 786 Elm St. 622-7437 Salona Bar & Grill 128 Maple St. 624-4020 Shaskeen 909 Elm St. 625-0246 Shorty’s 1050 Bicentennial Drive 625-1730 South Side Tavern 1279 S Willow St. 935-9947 Strange Brew Tavern 88 Market St. 666-4292 Thrifty’s Soundstage 1015 Candia Road 603-518-5413 Tin Roof Tavern 333 Valley St. 792-1110 Wild Rover 21 Kosciuszko St. 669-7722

Nashua 110 Grill 27 Trafalgar Sq. 943-7443 5 Dragons 29 Railroad Sq. 578-0702 Arena 53 High St. 881-9060 Boston Billiard Club 55 Northeastern Blvd. 943-5630 Burton’s Grill 310 Daniel Webster Highway 888-4880 Country Tavern 452 Amherst St. 889-5871 Dolly Shakers 38 East Hollis St. 577-1718 Fody’s Tavern 9 Clinton St. 577-9015 Fratello’s Italian Grille 194 Main St. 889-2022 Mason Haluwa Lounge Marty’s Driving Range Nashua Mall 883-6662 96 Old Turnpike Rd Killarney’s Irish Pub 878-1324 9 Northeastern Blvd. 888-1551 Meredith O’Shea’s Giuseppe’s Ristorante 449 Amherst St. 943-7089 312 DW Hwy 279-3313 Peddler’s Daughter 48 Main St. 821-7535 Merrimack Portland Pie Company Homestead 14 Railroad Sq 882-7437 641 DW Hwy 429-2022 Riverwalk Jade Dragon 35 Railroad Sq 578-0200 515 DW Hwy 424-2280 Shorty’s Pacific Fusion 48 Gusabel Ave. 882-4070 356 DW Hwy 424-6320 Stella Blu Tortilla Flat 70 E. Pearl St. 578-5557 594 Daniel Webster Thirsty Turtle Hwy 262-1693 8 Temple St. 402-4136 Milford J’s Tavern 63 Union Square 554-1433 Lefty’s Lanes 244 Elm St. 554-8300 Pasta Loft 241 Union Square 672-2270 Shaka’s Bar & Grill 11 Wilton Rd 554-1224 Tiebreakers at Hampshire Hills 50 Emerson Rd 673-7123 Union Coffee Co. 42 South St. 554-8879

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Newmarket Warner Riverworks: Rick Watson Meredith The Local: Thanksgiving AfterGiuseppe's: Michael Bourgeois/ Stone Church: Truffle Party w/ The DoBros DJ Peterborough Saturday, Nov. 26 Harlow's: DJ Austin Wright & Alton Merrimack Moderately Supreme Homestead: Tim Gurshin JP China: Dancing Madly Backwards Plaistow Merrimack Crow's Nest: Casual Gravity Jade Dragon: DJ Laura Auburn Auburn Pitts: Maddie Ryan Portsmouth Milford Dolphin Striker: George Belli Bedford Bonsai's: DJ Brian and the Retroactivists Tiebreakers: Brad Bosse Shorty's: Lisa Guyer Martingale: Tim Theriault & Jamie Decato Moultonborough Belmont Portsmouth Book & Bar: Great Lakes Region Casino: DJ Buckey's: Red Hat Band Bay Sailor Portsmouth Gaslight: Sean Boscawen Nashua Coleman/DJ Koko Arena: DJ Thomas Dimitri Alan's: Doug Mitchell Press Room: Rockspring Fody's: Plan B Red Door: Yung Abner Fratello's: Bob Rutherford Bristol Ri Ra: Jimmy's Down Haluwa: Girls On Girls Rumor Mill: Greg's Big Idea Peddler's Daughter: Beneath Rudi's: Duke & John Hunter Thirsty Moose: Mockingbirds The Sheets Concord Riverwalk: Dub Apocalypse Area 23: Mary Fagan CD Release


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Strange Brew: Jimmy East and the Soldiers of Soul Whiskey's 20: DJ Hizzy/Shawn White Wild Rover: John Ridlon Duo

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Meredith Giuseppe's: Paul Hubert/DJ

Nashua Agave Azul: DJ Roberto Tropical Saturday Boston Billiard Club: DJ Anthem Throwback Country Tavern: The Last Duo Fody's: Holiday Stroll - Various Fratello's: Brad Bosse Haluwa: Girls On Girls Riverwalk Cafe: Willie J Laws Band Stella Blu: Rampage Trio New Boston Molly's: Justin Jordan Trio/John Chouinard Newbury Salt Hill Pub: Joe Mitchell Project Newport Salt Hill Pub: Jordan TirrellWysocki Duo Plaistow Crow's Nest: Greenday cover band Portsmouth Blue Mermaid: Grim Brothers Dolphin Striker: Sidecar Trio Fat Belly's: DJ Provo Grill 28: Stray Dog Martingale Wharf: Jump Street Portsmouth Book & Bar: Gretchen and the Pickpockets Portsmouth Gaslight: Ryan Williamson/DJ Koko Press Room: Club d'Elf featuring Randy Roos & DJ Mister Rourke

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Seabrook Chop Shop: Bite the Bullet

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Sunday, Nov. 27 Bedford Copper Door: Chad Lamarsh

Friday, Dec. 2nd during the 24th Annual Midnight Merriment

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Portsmouth Dolphin Striker: Pete Peterson Press Room: SNJS ft. Annie Krakowsky and Jon Wheatley Quintet Red Door: Trap Night w/ Adfero & Yung Abner Ri Ra: Irish Session Rudi's: Jazz Brunch With Sal Hughes Rochester Lilac City Grille: Music @9:30

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Sonny's: Soggy Po' Boys Gilford Patrick's: Jon Lorentz hosts Hanover Canoe Club: John Stowell & Billy Rosen Manchester Fratello's: Brad Bosse Jewel: Supersuckers/Gallows Bound/Joe Mazzari Band/Jesse Dayton Strange Brew: Ashley Dawn Whiskey's 20: Sammy Smoove & DJ Gera Meredith Giuseppe's: Michael Bourgeois

Manchester Central Ale House: Jonny Friday Duo Fratello's: Rob Wolfe or Phil Jacques Jewel: Barb Wire Dolls

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Dover Fury's Publick House: People Skills

Dublin DelRossi's Trattoria: Celtic and Old Timey Jam Session

Gilford Patrick's: Cody James - Ladies Night

Hampton Wally's Pub: Reverend Horton Heat Hanover Canoe Club: Gillian Joy

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Get the crowds at your gig Want to get your show listed in the Music This Week? Let us know all about your upcoming show, comedy show, open mike night or multi-band event by sending all the information to music@hippopress.com. Send information by 9 a.m. on Friday to have the event considered for the next Thursday’s paper.


• Trinity: Geoff Tate, Ripper Owens, Blaze Bayley Friday, November 25, 8 p.m. Tupelo • Trans-Siberian Orchestra Saturday, Nov. 26, 3&7:30 p.m. SNHU Arena • Peter Yarrow Saturday, Nov. 26, 8 p.m. Rochester Opera House • Stephen Kellogg Sunday, Nov. 27, 8 p.m. Tupelo • Carbon Leaf (also 12/2) Thursday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m. Tupelo • Allman, Neville, Pitchell, King, Charles Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m. Tupelo • The Mavericks: Sleigh Bells Ring Out! Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m. Cap Center • Rusted Root Sunday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m. Tupelo • Weepies Tuesday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Tupelo • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis Wednesday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Cap Center • Girls, Guns & Glory Thursday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. Tupelo

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach, 929-4100, casinoballroom.com Leddy Center 38c Ladd’s Lane, Epping, 679-2781, leddycenter.org Lowell Memorial Auditorium East Merrimack Street, Lowell, Mass., 978454-2299, lowellauditorium.com The Middle Arts & Entertainment Center 316 Central St., Franklin, 934-1901, themiddlenh.org The Music Hall 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 4362400, themusichall.org

Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org Rochester Opera House 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, 335-1992, rochesteroperahouse.com Stockbridge Theatre Pinkerton Academy, Route 28, Derry, 437-5210, stockbridgetheatre.com Tupelo Music Hall 2 Young Road, Londonderry, 437-5100, tupelohall.com SNHU Arena 555 Elm St., Manchester, 644-5000, snhuarena.com Whittemore Center Arena, 128 Main St., Durham, 8624000, whittcenter.com

• Slambovian Circus of Dreams Friday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Tupelo • Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters Saturday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m. Tupelo • Buzz Ball Thursday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m. Cap Center • Christmas With Rocking Horse Studio Friday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Cap Center • Quinn Sullivan Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 p.m. Tupelo • Christmas With Rocking Horse Studio Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 p.m. Cap Center • Kent Stephens' The Ragpicker's Dream Saturday, Dec. 17, 1:30 p.m. Music Hall Loft • Capitol Jazz Orchestra Sunday, Dec. 18, 8 p.m. Cap Center • Recycled Percussion Tuesday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. Rochester Opera House • Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute) Wednesday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m. Rochester Opera House

• Cherry Poppin' Daddies Thursday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m. Tupelo • Leo Kottke & Keller Williams Saturday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre • Dietrich Strause with the Blue Ribbons Saturday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m. Music Hall Loft • Pat Metheny Tuesday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m. Music Hall • Will Hoge Thursday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Music Hall Loft • Beatlejuice Saturday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m. Tupelo • Beatlejuice Sunday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m. Tupelo • Draw the Line (Aerosmith tribute) Saturday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m. Rochester Opera House • Elton John Tribute Saturday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre • Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Monday, Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Music Hall • Neptune's Car Saturday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Franklin Opera House

SEASONAL JAZZ From the White House to the Kennedy Center and beyond, the Eric Mintel Quartet have been thrilling audiences with their electrifying jazz performances. On Monday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. at Palace Theatre (80 Hanover Street, Manchester), they perform music from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Performing the timely classics of pianist/composer Vince Guaraldi, their “Charlie Brown Jazz” will ring in the holidays with unforgettable family entertainment. Eric Mintel piano, Nelson Hill alto sax, Dave Mohn drums and Jack Hegvi bass. Tickets $25 at palacetheatre.org.

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11 Side of the coin that comes at no cost? 12 Platter shape 13 Abbr. in an organizer 18 Exclamations of surprise 22 Mauna ___ 23 Suffix after land or man 24 Video game company with a famous cheat code 25 Philadelphia NFLer followed his coach’s orders? 27 Steve who played Mr. Pink 30 “Just a ___ like one of us” (Joan Osborne line) 32 Word with bird or fight 34 Sea off Sicily 35 Prepare for shipping 37 “This won’t hurt ___!” 39 Water source 43 “Taste the Rainbow” candy 48 Pigs, slangily 50 Aries beast 52 Jake’s brother in blues 55 Prepare for another take 57 Country with a tree on its flag: Abbr. 59 Flatten out 60 Feature of some Ben & Jerry’s pints 61 “Return of the Jedi” princess 63 “___ example ...” 66 “Bah!” 67 “Curious George” author H.A. ___ 68 Singer Morrison 69 “Exit full screen” button

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SIGNS OF LIFE All quotes are from Dancing with Myself, It’s cool to learn more than one thing. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) We didn’t by Billy Idol, born Nov. 30, 1955. have any money to spend at expensive Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Sudden- fashion boutiques. … To create your own ly, the DJ played “Dancing with Myself”! image, you had to invent your own fashion, I watched in amazement as the previously something original to put on your back. We crowded bar area emptied and people lit- needed something new to evoke the way we erally threw themselves over tables, chairs, felt, and as fashion necessity turned fashion and couches to get to the dance floor. As the statement, we came up with our originals song continued, I was practically the only by cutting up old T-shirts or spray painting one left at the now-empty bar. … That’s it! our own designs on them — anything we I realized. I’d had the answer all the time. felt would set us apart. It’s a good time for The dance beat we put into “Dancing” was a fashion statement. Cancer (June 21 – July 22) I had first right, and this place was going nuts for it. started to teach myself to play drums when Dance with yourself. Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) One day, I was seven, but as soon as I realized the my notebook full of stories and album ideas drummer was always at the back and usudisappeared, only to end up in the depu- ally didn’t write the songs, I graduated from ty head’s room, where I had to see him to my makeshift drum kit to a five-quid guitar I bought for myself with my caddie funds…. retrieve it. Guard your notebook. Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Bands kept You might want to move toward the front. Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) Tony and I were sprouting like grass after a rain shower. There’s a lot of creative energy around you. fascinated by this mix of cultures, wonderPisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) The warm ing if the reggae dub echo and spin ideas autumn days gave way to the frosts of could be used in rock ‘n’ roll. Of course November, but in our trade, “Have leather they could. Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) But we were, jacket, will travel” is the rock ‘n’ roll motfirst and foremost, a punk club band, with to. Don’t forget your jacket. Aries (March 21 – April 19) During raw energy and the message “Believe in my one year at Sussex University, my one yourself,” direct and up front. A direct true accomplishment was getting to play in approach is best. Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) We rented a a rock band. It didn’t have a name, but we didn’t care about that. We only played once house out in the Oxfordshire countryside to a week on Fridays in the cafeteria, but at write songs for our third album. That might least we were playing. You don’t need a have worked for Led Zeppelin, but it didn’t work for me. I was an urbanite. I didn’t name; what you need is to play. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) My parents want to write songs about cows. Write still didn’t see how committed to the new what you want to write. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Just because music I was and made me take violin lessons! At this point, I was already teaching I had a couple of hits in England didn’t myself to play a cheap £5.00 guitar. Why mean the teeming masses of America would can’t I have guitar lessons? I wondered. see anything in me. But they might.

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• Inexplicable: (1) The police chief of Bath Township, Ohio, acknowledged the overnight break-in on Oct. 10 or 11 at the University Hospitals Ghent Family Practice, but said nothing was missing. It appeared that an intruder (or intruders) had performed some medical procedure in a clinical office (probably on an ear) because instruments were left in bowls and a surgical glove and medication wrappings tossed into a trash can (and a gown left on a table). (2) A 35-year-old man was detained by police in Vancouver, British Columbia, in October after a home break-in in which the intruder took off his clothes, grabbed some eggs and began preparing a meal. The homeowner, elsewhere in the house, noticed the commotion and the intruder fled (still naked). • How To Tell If You’ve Had Too Much To Drink: Ashley Basich, 49, was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in October and charged with DUI after police found her, late at night, using an industrial forklift to pick up and move a van that she explained was blocking her driveway. Problems: She works for the state forestry department and had commandeered a state-owned vehicle, she had a cooler of beer in the forklift and was operating it while wearing flip-flops (OSHA violation!), and the van “blocking” her driveway was her own. • Though most Chicago Police Department officers get no more than five civilian complaints in their entire careers (according to one defense attorney), CPD internal records released in October reveal that some had more than 100, and, of 13,000 complaints over 47 years in which police wrongdoing was conceded, only 68 cases resulted in the officer actually being fired (although the worst police offender, Jerome Finnigan, with

157 complaints over two decades, is now in federal prison). • Compelling Explanations: Two men in rural Coffee County, Georgia, told sheriff’s deputies in November that they had planned to soon attack a science-research center in Alaska because peoples’ “souls” were trapped there and needed to be released (or at least that is what God told Michael Mancil, 30, and James Dryden Jr., 22, causing them to amass a small, but “something out of a movie” arsenal, according to the sheriff). The High Frequency Active Aural Research Facility, run by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has long been a target of conspiracists, in that “the study of the Earth’s atmosphere” obviously, they say, facilitates “mind control,” snatching souls. • Well, Of Course! Motorist Luke Campbell, 28, was arrested near Minneapolis in September and charged with firing his gun at several passing cars, wounding one man (a bus passenger), explaining to a bystander that shooting at other vehicles “relieves stress.”

Leading economic indicators

Recent Hospital Bills: (1) Paula D’Amore claimed she deserved a discount from the $7,400 “delivery room” charge for the April birth of her daughter at Boca Raton (Florida) Regional Hospital because the baby was actually born in the backseat of her car in the hospital’s parking lot. (Nurses came out to assist D’Amore’s husband in the final stages, but, said D’Amore, only the placenta was delivered inside.) (2) In October, new

father Ryan Grassley balked at the $39.95 line-item charge from Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) for the mother’s holding her new C-section son momentarily to her bare chest (a “bonding” ritual). (Doctors countered that C-section mothers are usually drugged and require extra security during that ritual but that Utah Valley might rethink making that charge a “line item.”)

People with issues

A 49-year-old man was partly exonerated by a court in southern Sweden in September when he convinced the judge that he had a severe anxiety attack every time he received an “official” government letter in the mail (known as “window envelopes” in Sweden). Thus, though he was guilty of DUI and several other minor traffic offenses while operating his scooter, the judge dropped the charge of driving without a license because the man never opened the string of “frightening” letters informing him that operating a scooter requires a license.

Least competent criminals

Jacob Roemer, 20, was arrested in Negaunee Township, Michigan, after a brief chase on Oct. 29 following an attempted home invasion. The resident had confronted him, chasing Roemer into the woods, where a State Police dog eventually found him lying on the ground unconscious and bloody after, in the darkness, running into a tree and knocking himself out. Visit weirduniverse.net.


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