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Sure, it was looking a bit dicy there for a while with snow in April, but summer is officially here (and by officially I mean we’re publishing our annual summer guide, so it’s official). Yes, it’s almost a month before summer technically starts, but making the most of summer takes planning. We’re here to help with that planning. We have found hundreds, maybe thousands, of things you can do this summer to really get out and enjoy it. Our annual summer guide is a list that our reporters and editors dig up of some of the more interesting things that you can go out and do. It spans activities from hiking to taking a class on how to make sangria. You can attend Nashua’s Taste of Downtown or CASA’s food truck rodeo at McIntyre in Manchester. You can go to the Hollis Strawberry festival or go see In the Company of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, if you’re into that kind of thing. Or you can take a trip to the sixth annual Arts on the Green in New London and stop in for a beer at the Flying Goose, if you’re into that kind of thing. I guess what I’m trying to say here is that there is no excuse to stay in this summer. Get out and enjoy where we live. It’s really quite wonderful. The full cover story starts on page 12 — hold on to it.
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America is continuing to self-segregate — politically. And since New Hampshire, the cradle of American presidential politics, is a swing state, we’re still politically diverse. In some states one party or another gets 70 percent of the vote. Another reason we’re a nice place to live. To me the larger issue is that we seem to be unable to separate our enjoyment and support of people from their political and beer choices. So your friend likes Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton and you just can’t understand how they could like such a louse. Are we really to the point where who you vote for is a moral failing? I sure hope not. Would you shun someone because they had bad choice of clothing, romantic partners or sports teams? Maybe. But usually not. Perhaps, as some say, we’re losing our shared vision of what America is. Maybe the internet plays a role in that by allowing us to wrap ourselves in one point of view and see no other. Whatever the cause, knock it off. It’s bad for you and bad for America. Reach across the aisle and make a friend with someone who supports a candidate you think is an idiot or raves about wheat beers. It’s freeing. And really folks, America will survive.
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ON THE COVER 12 SUMMER GUIDE 2017 After another seemingly endless New Hampshire winter, it’s finally time to start planning your 14 weeks of summer fun. This guide will help you out with all kinds of events happening from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Whether you’re a nature lover, a foodie, a theatergoer or a music fan, there are tons of activities and events for you. ALSO ON THE COVER, head to a parade or a ceremony this Memorial Day, p. 46. Get a taste of some of the finest food and drink that Nashua has to offer, p. 60. Or get your re-usable cloth bags ready, as farmers market season is underway, p. 58.
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2010 and 2016 to Frank Guinta. His The Senate has a few different work in the new job would focus on estimates on how much revenue exports. Ashooh’s post must be conit can expect for the coming bien- firmed by the U.S. Senate. nium. According to a press release from Senate Democrats, estimates Water regulation provided by Sen. Lou D’Allesandro The Senate passed a House bill and Dan Feltes show $5.4 mil- that would make regulations to lion less revenue to close out fiscal protect groundwater from contamyear 2017 than Gov. Chris Sununu inants emitted into the air, such estimated and $25.8 million more as perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, revenue over the next 2018- potentially more strict. In a press 2019 budget period than Sununu release from Republican senators, estimated. In the press release, the bill was praised as a way to D’Allesandro and Feltes claimed to create “meaningful guidelines” to have made more accurate revenue measure and to regulate this kind predictions for the current budget of pollution. The bill, which passed than the House Ways and Means with bipartisan support, empowers Committee, Senate Republicans the Department of Environmental and then-Governor Maggie Hassan. Services to reevaluate the acceptFor this coming budget, Sununu able levels of contamination. So far, estimated $4.971 billion, the House DES has been using guidance from Ways and Means Committee esti- the U.S. Environmental Protection mated $4.912 billion and Senate Agency. At least two other states Democrats estimated $4.996 billion. have set stricter guidelines. The Senate Ways and Means Committee voted on May 22 to endorse Medicaid a revenue estimate of $4.95 billion, Senate lawmakers working on which is $21 million short of what the budget are estimating the MedSununu’s plan called for, according icaid caseloads will decrease over to the Senate spokesperson. the next two years. NHPR reported budget writers in the Senate Finance DCYF lawsuit Committee voted to assume caselRus Rilee, an attorney represent- oads would drop by 2 percent next ing families suing the Division of year, but health officials are urging Children, Youth and Families, the caution. Health Commissioner Jeff state agency charged with child pro- Meyers said a 1-percent decrease tective services, said in motions he would be reasonable but 2 percent filed with the court that he is trying would be “very aggressive.” Senate to get documents from the agency President Chuck Morse reportedbut it’s not turning them over. The ly said the decrease will possibly Telegraph of Nashua reported Rilee be bigger if the federal governclaims DCYF is refusing to hand ment allows the state to pass work over evidence in a case that alleges requirements and means testing for DCYF and Easter Seals allowed expanded Medicaid. Democrats child abuse to happen during super- opposed the estimates. In fact, the vised visits. Both organizations current budget shortfall in the state tried and failed to obtain a protec- Department of Health and Human tive order from the state to keep the Services is partly due to underestirecords from being shared. Rilee mating caseloads. According to the now says the organizations are stall- story, $9 million of the department’s ing by asking for clarification. shortfall was due to estimates of 2-percent annual decreases in the current budget. The day before, the Rich Ashooh The Trump administration has House voted allocate $33 million to asked Rich Ashooh, the former DHHS to fill its budget hole. candidate for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st District, to serve St. Paul’s School as assistant secretary of commerce, Claims of sexual misconduct WMUR reported. Ashooh, a Bed- over a 40-year period at St. Paul’s ford resident, former BAE Systems School in Concord were substantiexecutive and former executive ated by independent investigators director of the Warren B. Rudman against 13 school faculty memCenter at the UNH School of Law, bers and staff, according to a report lost the Republican primaries in released by the school. The Bos-
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ton-based Casner & Edwards law firm conducted the investigation to review claims from between 1948 and 1988. It reviewed 34 former faculty members and staff accused of sexual misconduct. Of that, 13 met the criteria for substantiated accounts, 11 did not have enough witness accounts or documentation to support allegations to date and 10 fell somewhere in between.
Organizations promoting community and civic events can buy promotional banners to hang across South Main Street and Loudon Road in Concord, but it will cost them. The Concord Monitor reported that costs for producing, hanging and removing a banner is about $3,500, plus $100 for a city fee. CONCORD
The American Civil Liberties Union is requesting emails and documentation related to Secretary of State Bill Gardner’s role in President Trump’s recently launched presidential commission on election integrity, NHPR reported. The Trump administration asked Gardner to participate in the commission. Trump has made unsubstantiated claims of rampant voter fraud in states like New Hampshire in the 2016 election, resulting ostensibly in his loss in the state, something Gardner has repeatedly refuted. The ACLU submitted similar requests in Kansas and Maine and is also asking for any proposed changes to election law being floated.
More than a dozen residents in Pembroke are appealing a zoning board decision to approve a major multifamily apartment complex in Superior Court. The Concord Monitor reported the neighbors claim the project goes against the town zoning ordinances, which only allow single-family homes and duplexes in the area.
A tiny duckling that got stuck in a stormAmherst drain was rescued by Bedford firefighters, WMURMilford reported. The Bedford Fire Department posted a video of the rescue, in which they lowered a basket into the drain to scoop up the duckling, on its Facebook page.
At a recent community update meeting for the Manchester Connects project, consultant Sarah Silberberg said turning theDerry millyard area Merrimack along the Merrimack River into an inviting green space Londonderry with access for all will be difficult, the Union Leader reported. Parking is an issue, but Silberberg said the NASHUA area is undeniably an economic engine for the city and there’s a lot of community will for redevelopment.
Hot weather last week broke temperature records across northern New England, the AP reported. Concord reached 95 degrees by 4:30 p.m. on May 18, breaking the previous record of 90 degrees for that day in 1906 and 1889. In Manchester, the temperature that day reached 94 degrees, which narrowly broke its record of 93 degrees in 1889.
Four insurers have filed applications to sell policies through the New Hampshire marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act,
NHPR reported. The state Insurance Department announced that the same four companies on the state Obamacare exchange in 2017 have applied to continue offering coverage through this system: Anthem, Harvard Pilgrim, Minuteman Health and Ambetter. Anthem and Delta Dental have applied to offer dental coverage. Some specifics of the proposed policies, such as which doctors and hospitals will be in the networks, will be discussed in public meetings in June, but rates will not be made public until after open enrollment on Nov. 1.
Spring turkey hunters in New Hampshire have had a good season so far, the AP reported. Turkey Project Biologist Ted Walski told the AP that four of the 15 turkey check stations have already exceeded last year’s totals and the remaining 11 are close, and many are expected to surpass the previous year’s take by the end of the season. The turkey hunting season ends after May 31.
Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway spoke to a group of New Hampshire Republicans in Nashua on Thursday, May 18. The AP reported Conway told Trump supporters at a spring fundraiser to ignore the critics and the constant talk of scandals surrounding the president. She received applause from a largely friendly crowd when she mentioned Trump’s proposed tax plan and efforts to reform health care. There were an estimated 150 people in attendance, according to the story.
The state lost an average of 65 percent of its beehives over the past winter, according to a survey by the New Hampshire Beekeepers Association, the Concord Monitor reported. Hives dropped in number from 1,004 to 350. The first-time survey covered the period from Oct. 1 to March 31, between 261 sites in 130 towns. Bee decline has been tracked by the Bee Informed Partnership nationwide. The Partnership tracked a 60-percent decline in New Hampshire between 2009 and 2016.
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Though tick numbers may have been threatened by dry weather conditions from last summer, their arsenal of pathogens has expanded with a serious virus called Powassan. According to Alan Eaton, an entomologist with the UNH Cooperative Extension, tick populations likely suffered high mortality last summer during extreme drought conditions in southern parts of the state. But ticks are still around. Earlier this month, Eaton searched for a few black-legged ticks for a demonstration he was giving later that afternoon and found a handful in a short span of time. Black-legged ticks, also called deer ticks, are the kind that transmit Lyme disease, among other diseases. Adult ticks, unlike mosquitos, aren’t restricted by seasonal breeding cycles. They hibernate under snow cover during the winter but emerge to find a blood meal whenever that snow cover melts away and air temperatures rise above 40 degrees. And before the recent drop in population, tick numbers were in a period of rapid growth. So, Eaton said, the recent drought may have just reduced populations back down to normal. “Populations … are close to what would be normal,” Eaton said. “They’re out there.” And this time of year is the high-risk time for tick bites, according to Eaton. Depending on how hot and dry it gets, the height of tick season tends to last until about mid-July.
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While Lyme disease is still the No. 1 concern among public health officials, emerging diseases are starting to appear in New Hampshire and other New England states. “Speaking nationally, it seems like every couple of years something new comes along in regard to tick-borne disease,” said state public health veterinarian Abby Mathewson. Lyme tops the list of tick-borne diseases of concern, followed closely by anaplasmosis, a bacterial disease, and babesiosis, a microscopic parasite. Mathewson said reported cases of both anaplasmosis and babesiosis are increasing each year in New Hampshire. That follows a similar national trend. Other diseases that are close cousins to Lyme, such as borrelia mayonii and borrelia miyamotoi, are starting to appear in other states, including in the Northeast, but have yet to be reported in New Hampshire. The latest addition to the tick arsenal in the state, which presents the greatest concern
for public health officials, is Powassan virus, named after Powassan, Ontario, where the disease was first identified decades ago. Mathewson said Powassan causes symptoms similar to serious mosquito-carried diseases such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus. Those who become seriously ill from Powassan can get an infection of the brain’s membrane (meningitis) or of the brain itself (encephalitis). There have been two reported cases in the state so far — one in 2013 and another in 2016. Of those who experience serious symptoms, 10 percent succumb to the disease and about 50 percent exhibit permanent neurological damage, Mathewson said. “Symptoms related to Powassan usually begin with onset of acute fever and they include headache, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, you can have a stiff neck, fatigue, confusion, paralysis, speech difficulties, memory loss,” Mathewson said. “It can be very, very severe or it can be mild.” Right now, there’s much that remains unknown about the disease, such as how it manifests in mild forms and how prevalent it is among tick populations. Mathewson said there are two strains of Powassan. One exists in woodchucks and skunks and both animals have their own species of ticks that feed on them, neither of which bite humans. The second strain of Powassan, which is sometimes referred to as deer tick virus, exists in white-footed mice and is transmitted by black-legged ticks. That’s the same reservoir species that transmits Lyme, anaplasmosis and babesiosis. Unlike Lyme, which requires a tick to be attached to a person for 36 to 48 hours to transmit according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Powassan can be transmitted in as little as 15 minutes. Prevention strategies Entomologist Alan Eaton suggests performing regular body checks for ticks, especially after walking in the woods or grassy areas. Use repellents that use DEET and throw clothes in the drier and run it on high after a hike. If you find a tick attached, the CDC advises grabbing as close to the skin as possible with fine-tipped tweezers and pulling upward with steady pressure. Do not twist or jerk. If mouth parts remain on the skin, pull those off as well with the tweezers. Then, thoroughly clean the bite area with a sanitizer like rubbing alcohol, soap or an iodine scrub. To kill the tick, do not crush it in your fingers. Instead, drown it in alcohol in a sealed bag or container before disposing of it, or flush it down the toilet.
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Local man believes he solved 46-year-old mystery Consulting engineer Bill Rollins of New Boston recently wrote the book The Elusive D.B. Cooper, How He Escapes, which presents a new theory about D.B. Cooper, the mystery man who hijacked a plane and walked away with $200,000.
What made you start to investigate this case on your own? The Seattle FBI … announced they were closing the case. [It did so in July 2016.] And I got kind of upset. I guess I always thought sooner or later they would find the man and now it seemed like we would never find him. So I started looking at all the evidence online and reading all the different stories and so forth. But one thing, in particular, stuck out. And that was there was very little evidence that this man left behind. … The interesting thing was he did leave a clip-on tie behind. … Back in 1971, authorities weren’t using things like electron microscopes and DNA in their forensics. … The tie didn’t have much value, but in recent years a group of scientists have looked at some of the particles on Cooper’s tie and found metal particles in the tie; stainless steel, brass, aluminum, even titanium, [which] suggests that he was probably an engineer in a metals working facility. I took a great interest in that because that’s pretty much been my background for the past 35 years.
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First of all, can you remind our readers what happened in the famous D.B. Cooper case in 1971? He’s described as a non-descript man, somebody who wouldn’t be noticed. [He] walked up to the ticket counter in Portland, Oregon, on Nov. 24, 1971, bought a one-way ticket to Seattle. Once he was on the plane and it departed the runway, he told the stewardess he had a bomb in his briefcase and he was hijacking the plane. He demanded $200,000 in cash and four parachutes. When they landed in Seattle, they exchanged those items for the 36 passengers and they disembarked, set course for Reno, Nevada, and somewhere over southwestern Washington he jumped out of the plane with the money and has never been seen or heard from again.
What are the pieces of evidence that you used to write your book? The only thing that made sense was that something tragic happened to this man. … He’s at the end of his rope. I didn’t know who he was and I didn’t know what had hapWHAT ARE YOU REALLY INTO RIGHT NOW? Maybe because it’s the Pacific Northwest and maybe it’s because the chief investigator is named Dale Bartholomew Cooper … the Twin Peaks show from 25 years ago.
pened. I only knew he had suffered some kind of a tragic incident. … I imagine myself in his shoes, in his deep despair, looking to get revenge, because he admits to one of the stewardesses when she asked him, ‘Do you have Bill Rollins a grudge against our airline?’ and he laughs and says, “I don’t have a grudge against your airline. I just have a grudge.” So it became obvious that his motivation was not money. This wasn’t theft. It was an act of revenge. … I finally, after hours of study, research and deliberation, came up with a solution, a way to actually hijack the plane and get away and leave no evidence. In your book you don’t name a suspect, but you later found an individual who you think is the real D.B. Cooper. What led you to believe you had your man? After I wrote the book and realized that this man escaped and had a profile that said this man was not a criminal, just an everyday person who had suffered a tragic event, I started looking at tragic events in that time period. … And I finally found an incident and dug deeper into it and finally found a man who fit the profile and as I kept researching, I found more and more about him that just, let’s say, agreed with what we know about D.B. Cooper. A lot seems to be based on circumstantial evidence. How would we know for sure? The next step, and I’m trying to work on that now, would be a DNA test. The tie that was left behind on the airplane has DNA from three male donors and nobody knows who those donors are. Their DNA is not in any database. … The final proof would be finding the money and the parachute. There have been plenty of theories about the true identity of D.B. Cooper over the years. What makes yours different? Most of the people think that this incident was all around money. … What I saw was this is not a theft, this is revenge and the grudge was the main motivation for this whole act. … As I looked at this, I started to realize that this man is a regular man who’s lost family who was near and dear to him and basically is doing something that he otherwise might never do. … I do have to write a sequel. … There are still some things that need to come together so I have everything I need to finish the second book.— Ryan Lessard
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Thin farmers market crowds Some farmers markets reported a 50-percent drop in shoppers last year. New Hampshire Farmers Market Association President Wendy Stevens said in a Concord Monitor story that the association is partnering with the Department of Agriculture and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension to survey why customers are shopping less at the state’s 68 farmers markets. QOL Score: -1 Comment: Despite temperature fluctuations, it’s been a good spring for farmers, and these markets should be full of delicious crops — particularly cold-weather crops like lettuces, spinach and broccoli, according to the story.
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Being run out harshly should make them work harder to not let it happen again. If you needed more proof about this team — which I don’t, after Sunday night, how can you not bet on that happening. Marcus Smart: He’s not as good as him. At least not yet. But Smart reminds me of Dennis Johnson. You’re never quite sure how he does it in the big moment, but he does. He doesn’t get a lot of rebounds, but he gets the rebound. After laying enough bricks to put an addition onto his house he plays big on Monday night off the bench and then somehow it’s nothing but net as he goes 7-10 from behind the line filling in for Isaiah on Sunday. It’s why short of getting Anthony Davis back in the inevitable trade this summer, I’m not giving him up for anyone. Euphoria over the No. 1 Pick: Don’t want to burst your bubble, but in the 57 drafts since 1960 the first overall player picked has turned out to be the best player in that draft just 38 percent of the time. And with a draft record that has let the likes of DeAndre Jordan, Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green and Isaiah Thomas (twice) go by as Danny Ainge took JaJuan Johnson, JR Giddens and Fab Melo it’s no slam dunk they get the best guy at the end of June. Should They Trade the Pick: I’m not opposed to it, depending on who comes back. But, given how indestructible LeBron looks at the moment, that says keep it because they have time to develop him into the star they need. Since it’ll probably be Fultz, they get depth at guard and scoring off the bench next year and Bradley’s replacement when he’s the odd man out at contract time for him and Isaiah in two years. That is if he’s not traded this summer, which is my expectation. Plus, to leave on a high note, the good news is Danny’s last two — Jaylon Brown and Smart — have been good picks, so maybe he’s on a roll. Email Dave Long at dlong@hippopress. com.
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iah wouldn’t play, who wasn’t thinking of heading to Vegas to put the house down on a sweep? When they went down 16 at the half, it was hey, maybe I ought to throw the car in on that bet too! But then with LeBron’s head clearly elsewhere, the magic happened. A stunning comeback started to kick in behind, of all things, the long-range shooting of Marcus Smart. First it was no, this is just a little run that will get squashed. Then it was, can it really be? I still thought LeBron would step into the phone booth to save Metropolis after Jonas Jerebko gave them the lead with 30 seconds left. But then Avery Bradley finished them off at 111-108 with a three as time expired to make my dumbfoundedness over the fact that the C’s had somehow cut the series lead to 2-1 amid all the bad vibes even more profound than when the Pats were coming back on the Falcons in SB-51. True, it was just one win and they need four. But like the Jets in SB III, the Immaculate Reception in Pittsburgh, our hockey team at Lake Placid and the Sox and Yanks in ’04, the undermanned and down by 16 at half Celtics showed, even when everyone thinks you have no chance, you still have to be counted out at 10 before the fight is over. And at 11 on Sunday night, they were still standing. Welcome to what makes sports so great. Where you can ride an emotional rollercoaster for an entire week and still get an ending you just don’t expect. Wow! Here are a few more thoughts on the transcendent week: The Cleveland Gap: Assuming a miracle doesn’t play out, it still looks fairly big. Which leads to the somber realization that Danny is really building to challenge when the LBJ slides happens. However, such a gap has benefits, believe it or not. Young teams that have accomplished most of their goals, as this one has, can have a way of being a little too self-satisfied, which leads to a performance hangover the next year.
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That was quite a week for your Boston Celtics and Celtic Nation. First there was nervous tension as all got ready for Game 7 of their playoff match-up with the Washington Wizards. Anxiousness came next during the early stages of the game, which gave way to slowly building confidence as the Cs took control in the fourth quarter, followed by “Yes!” – elation when they pulled away to win 125-115. After 24 hours of talking about facing LeBron and company in the Eastern Conference Finals came a fist-pump of jubilation, when the ping pong balls fell their way for once to let them pick first in June’s NBA draft. That so captured everyone’s imagination it completely overshadowed Game 1 with Cleveland, which began that night. Folks spent the day instead talking about Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and his dingbat father, LaVar. Then as they finally focused on the game, there was anticipation for stealing Game 1 before the Cavs worked off the rust from a nine-day lay-off. However, once it arrived at 8:30 p.m. in the east, reality set in as the local high was taken down several pegs by a dominant LeBron James performance, though that didn’t ruin the mood. Many wrote it off as their not being ready to play with such a quick turnaround after the emotions were sapped in Game 7. But then came a complete, total and historic annihilation on Friday in what can only be described as an epic beatdown. That gave way to the searing knowledge (a) of how wide the gap is between them and the Cavs and (b) that they were going to get swept. Then on Sunday came the most surprising emotion of all — dumbfoundedness. That is, if dumbfoundedness actually is a word. But with Friday’s debacle fresh in our minds and knowing (the good) Isa-
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Ms slide on ice at SNHU The Big Story: So much for home ice advantage. After taking the first two games of their Round 3 playoff match-up with South Carolina down south, the Monarchs lost both games at SNHU over the weekend. After just not being able to score in 2-1 and 3-1 losses, they dropped down 3-2 to the Stingrays with Game 6 and possibly Game 7 slated for after deadline. Sports 101: On this day in 1984 the Red Sox set the wheel in motion for the crushing Game 6 loss to the Mets in the 1986 World Series by consummating the fateful deal that brought Bill Buckner to Boston. Who did the Cubs get back in the deal for Billy Buck? Freshman Slam of the Week: It goes to Londonderry’s Gia Komst, who blasted a bases-clearing homer in the second inning on her way to a 6-RBI day in the Lancers’ 7-0 win over Alvirne. Upperclassman Slam of the Week: That would go to Trinity’s Carly Gagnon, whose grand slam came in the first inning as she matched Komst’s 6-RBI output in the Pioneers’ 7-3 win over West. Upperclassman Inside-the-Park Homer of the Week: Bedford’s Connor Collins raced around the bases for this one in the Bulldogs’ 6-4 win over Nashua South.
Rally of the Week: It goes to the SNHU baseball team, who staved off elimination in the NCAA East Regional played on North River Road over the weekend by scoring three in the seventh and four in the eighth to turn an impending 2-0 loss to Felician on Sunday into a moving-on-to-the-finals-vs.St. Thomas Aquinas 8-2 win. Sports 101 Answer: The Sox sent struggling starter Dennis Eckersley west for Buckner, who after continuing to struggle was dumped on Oakland a few years later, where he resurrected his once promising career in the bullpen as a primo closer. On The Date – May 25: 1935 – Babe Ruth hits his last three home runs with the last being the first ball ever hit completely out of Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. 1935 – In the greatest 45 minutes ever in sports, Jesse Owens astonishingly equals or breaks four world records in 45 minutes at the Big Ten Track and Field championships. 1941 – On his way to being MLB’s last .400 hitter, Ted Williams’ batting average goes over .400 for the first time. 1965 – Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston with the famed phantom punch in Round 1 of their heavyweight boxing title rematch in backwoods Lewiston, Maine.
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4 – consecutive no-hitters thrown by Oyster River Hurler Brennen Oxford in a 6-0, 13-strikeout no-no over Hollis-Brookline to extend his hitless streak to an astonishing 30.2 innings. 5 – goals scored each by Emily Holland and Erica Tsetsilas in leading Londonderry to a 14-8
lacrosse win over Exeter. Londonderry’s Sean Snyder also pulled the five-goal trick in a 21-6 win over Central. 6 – game-high goals scored by Ethan Meissner in Trinity’s 16-4 lacrosse win over Belmont. 11 – goals from Madi Kochanek and Olivia Strong in leading Derryfield School to a 17-5 win over
Bishop Brady. 28 – runs scored by Central in consecutive 13-12 and 15-1 wins over Trinity and Memorial to get their playoff hopes back on track. 68 – incredible Taylor French pitch count in a complete-game 3-1 Goffstown win over John Stark when he gave up four hits and struck out five. C
Dennis Johnson: Called a “cancer” on the team elsewhere, but glue guy and great defender, who had the presence of mind to cut to the basket as Larry Bird was stealing (the bad) Isiah Thomas’ lazy inbound pass to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat vs. dastardly Detroit in Game 5 of the 1987 playoffs. A mediocre shooter at best, who always made the shot in the big moment. And the best player he ever played with according to Mr. Bird. Cancer on the Team: Term attributed to DJ after clashing with coaches in Seattle and Phoenix and most likely factor in how Red Auerbach somehow got the Suns to throw in a first-round pick with DJ in a lopsided deal for just back-up big Rick Robey. Dingbat Father – LaVar: If you needed more evidence Lonzo Ball’s dad is a boorish livethrough-his-kids dolt, it came last week with his condescending and sexist “stay in your own lane” crack to Christine Lahey during an appearance on the Colin Cowherd radio show. Immaculate Reception Game: With time for one more play in the 1972 NFL playoff game with Oakland, Terry Bradshaw fires to halfback Frenchy Fuqua, who gets drilled by Jack Tatum, sending the ball and game seemingly into oblivion before Franco Harris shocks the Raiders, Steelers, stadium crowd, TV crew and TV viewers seeing the wild pan of the camera to catch up after he snatches the ricochet an inch off the ground and runs for the game-winning TD. CM
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Don’t miss the Spring Into Healthy Giving Fair along Main Street in Concord on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by the Concord Food Co-Op. The event will feature a petting zoo, a pingpong competition, Cow Patty Bingo, live music and much more. Admission is free. Visit concordfoodcoop.coop. Pro Portsmouth’s 40th annual Market Square Day will take place on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature more than 150 vendors, as well as several entertainers, food offered by local artists, crafters and merchants and much more. The day kicks off with the Market Square Day 10K Road Race in downtown Portsmouth. The American Independence Museum will hold its annual Flag Day Celebration on Wednesday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in which participants can tour the museum and learn about the history and origin of our nation’s flag. The event costs $5 or free with admission to the museum. Visit HIPPO | MAY 25 - 31, 2017 | PAGE 12
independencemuseum.org. The annual Somersworth International Children’s Festival will be held on Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. at Memorial Drive and Noble Street in Somersworth, and will feature ethnic entertainment, food and several children’s activities. Visit nhfestivals.org. Join Intown Concord for its annual Market Days Festival from Thursday, June 22, through Saturday, June 24, on Main Street in Concord. The three-day street festival draws hundreds of vendors, performers and exhibitors and thousands of visitors to downtown Concord. Enjoy free concerts in Eagle and Bicentennial squares, family-friendly activities on the Statehouse lawn, a beer and hospitality tent and much more. Visit intownconcord.org or call 226-2150. Celebrate diversity at the annual Concord Multicultural Festival on Saturday, June 24, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Statehouse (107 N. Main St., Concord).
Presenters will celebrate their cultures through music, dancing, food, crafts, storytelling and other interactive activities. Admission is free. Visit concordnhmulticulturalfestival.org or call 568-5740. Strawberry shortcake, face painting, craft vendors and more will be featured at the Hollis Women’s Club’s Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hollis Town Common (7 Monument Square). Visit holliswomansclub.org. Don’t miss Fourth on the Farm at the New Hampshire Farm Museum (1305 White Mountain Highway, Milton) on Tuesday, July 4, from noon to 3 p.m. Enjoy strawberry shortcake, listen to patriotic music, meet farm animals, listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence, play croquet and other old-fashioned games, and more. Visit farmmuseum.org/ calendar. Celebrate the birth of our nation at the American Independence Museum on Tuesday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk through each room of the LaddGilman House and enjoy some birthday cake. Visit independencemuseum.org.
This year’s Hillsborough Balloon Festival & Fair will be held from Thursday, July 6, through Sunday, July 9, at Grimes Field (29 Preston St., Hillsborough). The event will feature balloon and amusement rides, food, music and fun for the whole family. Visit balloonfestival.org. The annual American Independence Festival will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature historic reenactments, children’s activities, food, music and much more. Visit visitexeternh.com. The Stratham Fair returns for a 50th year to Stratham Hill Park (270 Portsmouth Ave.) on Thursday, July 20, from 3 to 10 p.m., and Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The fair features 4-H activities and exhibits, midway rides, music, magic acts and more. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids ages 6 to 12, and free for kids under 6. Visit strathamfair.com. Scenic rides, vehicle displays, demonstrations, ice cream and more are featured at the Merrimack Valley Military Vehicle Collector’s Club’s annual Weare Rally, the largest military vehicle event in
New England. This year’s rally will be held Thursday, July 27, through Saturday, July 29, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Visit mvmvc.org. The 59th annual Canterbury Fair will take place on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Canterbury Center (Baptist and Center roads) and will feature live music, a chicken barbecue, local artisans and antique dealers, children’s activities and more. Admission is free. Visit canterburyfair.com. Join Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road, Canterbury) for Shaker Inspirations: A Day of Music and Dance, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include performances by The Zealous Laborers, a picnic on the Village grounds, demonstrations and much more. Visit shakers.org. Don’t miss the 60th annual New Hampshire Antiques Show on Thursday, Aug. 10, and Friday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel (700 Elm St., Manchester). The show is presented by the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association and
will feature more than 60 exhibitors from all over the country offering a wide range of items from folk art to fine porcelain, country and formal furniture, paintings and prints, metalware, glassware, pottery and more. Admission is $15 on Thursday and $10 on Friday and Saturday. Visit nhada.org. The Alton Bay Boat Show will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 9 a.m., when the wooden boats will arrive at the Alton Town Docks on Lake Winnipesaukee. The show is part of Alton’s annual Old Home Day and is presented by a partnership between the New Hampshire Boat Museum and the Town of Alton. It is an informal, non-judged boat show where people get to vote for their choice for the best. Visit nhbm.org. The annual Belknap County 4-H Fair returns on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 174 Mile Hill Road in Belmont. The festival features live entertainment, animal shows, food, demonstrations, exhibits and more. Admission is $10 for kids and adults ages 10 and up and free for kids under 10. Visit bc4hfair.org. The annual Hampton Beach Children’s Festival will be held the week of Monday, Aug. 14, through Friday, Aug. 18, and will kick off with a magic show by B.J. Hickman on Monday on the Hampton Beach Seashell Stage at 10 a.m. Other festivities will include a giant costume parade across Hampton Beach on Friday, and opportunities to win prizes. Visit hamptonbeach.org. Hillsborough’s annual Living History event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. across various locations in Hillsborough. The event features historical re-enactments, food, live music and more. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for kids and teens ages 6 to 17, and free for kids 5 and under. Visit livinghistoryeventnh.com. Join the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (6 Washington St., Dover) for the fifth annual Dover Maker Mini Faire on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is a day for invention and creativity, featuring more than 60 local artisans, scientists and garage tinkerers. Visit dover. makerfaire.com. A Labor Day weekend tradition, the Hopkinton State Fair returns to the fairgrounds (392 Kearsarge Ave., Contoocook) on Friday, Sept. 1, and Saturday, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 4, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy local vendors, classic fair food, live music and entertainment, carnival rides and games, agricultural exhibits and more. Visit hsfair.org. This year’s Exeter UFO Festival will commemorate the 52nd anniversary of the Incident in Exeter and will be held in downtown Exeter on Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3. Features include a variety of educational lectures, intergalactic children’s games, food and more. Visit exeterufofestival.org. Cruising Downtown returns to the streets of downtown Manchester on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature more than 800 cars on display on the streets, in addition to several entertainers. Visit cruisingdowntown.com.
Nestled in the White Mountains in Lincoln is a family-friendly amusement park whose rustic charm is matched by its unique eccentricities. Clark’s Trading Post is famous for its trained black bear show, a steam train ride and a character known as the infamous Wolfman, who hurls silly, nonsensical insults at visitors as though the ornery hermit’s turf had been encroached upon. Other attractions include a Chinese acrobat show, blaster boats (imagine bumper cars in the water with built-in super soakers), a rock climbing tower and a funhouse called Merlin’s Mystical Mansion. The water slide, called Anaconda Escape, shoots you through 300 feet of twists and turns in a rubber raft, and a Segway safari through the woods is available for an extra $25. The park was founded in 1928 by Florence and Ed Clark as “Ed Clark’s Eskimo Sled Dog Ranch,” which featured pure-bred sled dogs, artifacts from the far north, and souvenirs and maple candy for sale to visitors. In 1931 they bought their first black bear, which passersby would stop to see. By 1949, their two sons started training the bears to perform in a show. The park is still in the family, with fifth-generation owners and up to 20 family members working at the park. The park opens for the season on May 27 for weekends only until June 16, when it is open during weekdays as well. It is located at 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Lincoln. Call 745-8913 or visit clarkstradingpost.com.
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Fests & parties Food Trucks for CASA will be at McIntyre Ski Area (50 Chalet Ct., Manchester) on Friday, June 2, from 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature nearly 15 food trucks from throughout New England selling snacks, entrees and desserts, and local breweries selling cold craft beer. Admission costs $5. Visit foodtrucksforcasa.com. The Prescott Park Arts Festival hosts its 33rd annual WOKQ Chowder Festival on Saturday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prescott Park (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth). The event features live music, drinks and hot chowders from nearly 20 seacoast restaurants. Admission costs $14 for adults and $7 for kids age 12 and under. Visit prescottpark.org/ event/33rd-annual-wokq-chowder-festival. New Hampshire Magazine’s 16th annual Best of NH Party takes place on Thursday, June 15, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester). There will be food and drink samples from more than 65 booths, plus live entertainment and a fireworks display. Tickets cost $65 for adults, $55 per person in groups of six or more, and $19 for kids ages 4 to 10. Visit nhmagazine.com/best-of-nh. The 15th annual Rock ‘N Ribfest will be
held at Anheuser-Busch (221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack) on Friday, June 16, from 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features local restaurants and vendors from around the country serving barbecued ribs and other specialties; as well as the RibRide bicycle ride, the Ribfest 5 Miler Road Race, live music, hot air balloon rides, children’s activities and more. Tickets cost $7 in advance or $10 at the gate. Children age 8 and under are admitted free. Visit ribfestnh.com. The first annual Amherst NH Food Truck Festival takes place on Saturday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Amherst Garden Center (305 Route 101), featuring a variety of food trucks and live music. Tickets cost $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Kids age 12 and under get in free. Visit facebook.com/ NHFoodTrucks. The Concord Multicultural Festival returns to the Statehouse lawn (107 N. Main St.) on Saturday, June 24, from 2 to 6 p.m., as part of Concord’s Market Days Festival. It will feature traditional cuisines from a variety of cultures, including Nepali, Colombian, Lebanese, Turkish and more, as well as cultural performances and activities. Admission is free. Visit concordnhmulticulturalfestival. org. NH PoutineFest, hosted by the FrancoAmerican Centre, returns on Saturday, June 24, from 2:30 to 7 p.m., at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester). Enjoy samples of the classic French-Canadi-
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The three-day Mahrajan Middle Eastern Food Festival hosted by Our Lady of the Cedars Melkite Catholic Church (140 Mitchell St., Manchester) takes place on Friday, Aug. 18, from 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 19, from noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 20, from noon to 5 p.m. The menu will feature specialties, like lamb kabobs, shawarma, mamoul cookies and more, as well as live music, children’s activities, games, a gift bazaar and hookah rentals. Visit bestfestnh. com. The fifth annual Gate City Brewfest & Wing Competition takes place on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Holman Stadium (67 Amherst St., Nashua). Enjoy craft brews, a wing competition, live music and games. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event, $10 for designated drivers or persons under 21, and are free for kids age 12 and under. Visit gatecitybrewfestnh.com. Enjoy a variety of authentic Southeast Asian foods at the 21st annual Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival, happening Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Pawtucket Boulevard in Lowell, Mass. In addition to the food, the festival will feature vendors, boat races, music, dancing and more. Visit facebook.com/LSEAWF. Taste authentic Latin American, Caribbean and African cuisine at the annual We Are One Festival happening Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Park (889 Elm St., Manchester). In addition to the food, the festival will feature music, dance, crafts, vendors and more. Visit ujimacollective.mysite.com. Don’t miss the Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest hosted by the Henniker Rotary Club on Sunday, Aug. 20, from noon to 5 p.m. at Pats Peak Ski Area (686 Flanders Road, Henniker). There will be a chili competition featuring chili from 40 amateur and professional chili makers, plus New Hampshire food and craft vendors, beer, live music and more. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under and free for infants and toddlers and includes chili samples and giveaways. Visit chilinewhampshire.org. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (111 Island Pond Road, Manchester) will host its annual Greekfest on Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Aug. 27, starting at 11 a.m. each day. The festival will feature a variety of Greek specialty foods as well as music and other activities. Visit assumptionnh.org. HIPPO | MAY 25 - 31, 2017 | PAGE 16
Special meals & harvest celebrations The Farm at Eastman’s Corner (244 Amesbury Road, Kensington) will host a five-course farm-totable dinner on Saturday, May 27, at 6 p.m., featuring Maine mussel escabeche, Maine crab salad, caramelized carrot ginger soup, sustainably raised Maine salmon en croute and lemongrass panna cotta. The cost is $70. The Farm at Eastman’s Corner hosts farm-to-table dinners monthly; future dates TBA. Call 347-1909 or visit eastmanscorner.com. Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (1168 Bridge St., Manchester) will host its annual lamb barbecue in mid-June (date TBA), featuring marinated lamb and other authentic Greek dishes and desserts. Visit stnicholas-man-nh.org/ lamb-barbecue. Churchill’s Garden Center (12 Hampton Road, Exeter) will have an herb workshop on Saturday, June 3, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., covering how to cook, dry and store herbs and how to make tabouli and herb salt. Admission is free. Call 772-2685 or visit churchillsgardens.com. The Cozy Tea Cart (104 Route 13, Brookline) will have a garden afternoon tea on Sunday, June 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. Gather with friends and enjoy a tea inspired by the tea gardens of the early 18h century. The cost is $34.95 and registration is required. Call 249-9111 or visit thecozyteacart.com Pipe Dream Brewing (49 Harvey Road, Londonderry) will have a beer-paired pig roast on Thursday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Five courses from each part of the pig will be paired with five Pipe Dream brews. Tickets cost $60. Call 4040751 or visit pipedreambrewingnh. com.
Join the Manchester Historic Association for an American Girl Doll Tea Party on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.at the Millyard Museum (200 Bedford St., Manchester). Bring your doll for the party and get a tour of the museum, followed by refreshments and crafts. Admission is $10 per person. Visit manchesterhistoric.org or call 622-7531. The Farmers Dinner is partnering with LaBelle Winery for a farm-to-table dinner to be held in the winery’s cellar (345 Route 101, Amherst) on Friday, June 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. The multi-course meal will feature local ingredients as well as samples of a variety of LaBelle wines. Winemakers Amy LaBelle and Cesar Arboleda will talk about the history of the winery and its wines, and local farmers will share their stories between courses. Tickets cost $95 and include a complimentary wine pairing. Visit thefarmersdinner.com/event/ labelle-winery-wine-cellar. Do some alfresco summer dining at Moulton Farm’s (18 Quarry Road, Meredith) farm-to-table brunch buffets, held Sundays, June 18 through Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. The buffet features seasonal fruit and produce grown at the farm, baked goods and egg and breakfast meats prepared by farm kitchen and bakery staff. The cost is $16.99 for adults and $9.99 for children age 10 and under. Call 279-3915 or visit moultonfarm. com. Join Flag Hill Winery & Distillery (297 N. River Road, Lee) on one Sunday a month, May through October, for Brunch & Bubbles, a farm-to-table brunch featuring fresh ham, eggs, pulled pork, a mac and cheese bar, fresh pastries and fruit, quiches, frittatas and more, plus complimentary Sparkling Cayuga with a make-your-own
mimosa bar. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dates are June 25, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 24 and Oct. 22. The cost is $42, and reservations are required. Call 659-2949 or visit flaghill.com. The Culinary Playground (16 Manning St., Derry) will host a “farmer’s market fresh” couples cooking class on Friday, July 14, and Saturdays, July 15 and July 22, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. With instruction from a cooking expert, couples will make their own meal from start to finish that will include bruschetta on garlic crostini with balsamic reduction, seared salmon with a corn and cherry tomato salsa and a rustic berry crumble. The cost is $155 per couple; BYOB is welcome. Bring plastic containers for leftovers. Call 339-1664 or visit culinary-playground.com. LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) will host a class on using the harvest bounty to create easy and memorable meals on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $25. Call 672-9898 or visit labellewineryevents.com.
Tours & tastings The Palace Theatre has its 13th annual Kitchen Tour on Sunday, June 4, featuring kitchens in Bedford and Manchester. Registration and map pickup will be from 9:45 a.m. to noon at Granite State Cabinetry, and homes will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour includes lunch at Baron’s Major Brands in Manchester from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., catered by O Steaks and Seafood, and an after party with wine tastings and appetizers at LaBelle Winery in Amherst. Tickets cost $50. Call 668-5588 or visit palacetheatre.org. Meet with chefs and sample food from more than 25 of downtown Nashua’s best restaurants at the 23rd annual Taste of Downtown Nashua, happening Wednesday, June 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12 and are available for purchase online through May 30. Visit downtownnashua. org/taste-tickets-now-on-sale. Spend the evening with some of the Seacoast’s best chefs, brewers and winemakers at the 23rd annual Portsmouth Taste of the Nation on Wednesday, June 21, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Strawbery Banke Museum (14 Hancock St., Portsmouth). Tickets for the tasting cost $85 for general admission and $150 for VIP admission. Visit ce.nokidhungry.org/events/ portsmouth-taste-nation. Liz Barbour of Creative Feast
will host her yearly Open Garden Tour at her home in Hollis (5 Broad St.) on Sunday, June 25, from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors will have a chance to walk through her ⅓-acre edible garden to explore the layout and how the concept is put into practice. The garden features produce such as rhubarb, cabbage, broccoli, Egyptian onions, kale, blackberries and more. Admission is free. Parking is available on the Town Common or behind the library. Visit thecreativefeast.com/ lizs-open-garden-tour.html. Out of the Box Tours of Manchester will host a Sip of Southern NH Brew Tour on Saturday, July 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. The tour will make stops at three local breweries or distilleries and feature samples of up to 12 different beverages. It departs from and concludes at the Park and Ride bus terminal parking lot at 4 Symmes Drive in Londonderry. The cost is $55, and registration is required by Monday, July 5. Call 660-8427 or visit traveladventureswithtammy.com.
Brew events Join 603 Brewery (12 Liberty Drive, No. 7, Londonderry) for its 5th Anniversary Celebration Party on Saturday, June 3, from noon to 8 p.m. The party will feature pints of 603 beers, including the release of 603’s 5th Anniversary IPA, as well as barbecue, games, tours and more. Reserve a six-pack of the IPA for $20 or a case for $40. Call 630-7745 or visit 603brewery. com. Pipe Dream Brewing (49 Harvey Road, Londonderry) will host its one-year anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., with live music, food and 20 beers on tap, including the release of several barrel-aged beers. Call 404-0751 or visit pipedreambrewingnh.com. Henniker Brewing Co. (129 Centervale Road, Henniker) will have its fourth annual Kickoff to Summer event on Saturday, June 10, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be tours, beer samples, food trucks, games, live music, local vendors and more, plus the return of Sour Flower, the brewery’s dry-hopped sour ale, in 16-ounce four-pack cans. Admission is free. Call 4283579 or visit hennikerbrewing. com. Celebrate the seacoast brewery scene during the third annual Seacoast Microbrew Festival hosted by 7th Settlement Brewery (47 Washington St., Dover) at the adjacent Henry Law Park on Saturday,
from the Neighborhood Beer Co. in Exeter. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Visit independencemuseum.org.
If your family enjoys go-karts and mini-golf, look no further than Mel’s Funway Park. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Besides go-kart races on a paved race track ($8.50 for a single ride, $37.50 for five rides) and minigolf ($6.50 for kids, $8 for ages 13 and up), Mel’s also offers batting cages (prices range from $1.50 for one token to $20 for 20 tokens; one token gets you 12 pitches), a driving range ($6, $8 and $10 for 60, 85 and 120 balls, respectively) and a laser tag arena ($7 per game or $15 for for three). The laser tag arena is a room with obstacles and hiding places with black lighting, fog machines and special effects. There’s also a game called the Laser Maze ($2 per game or $5 for three), where visitors can try to navigate through 36 green laser beams without touching the beams by contorting their bodies while their friends and family watch through a TV monitor in the next room. Food and refreshments are also sold at Mel’s, including Gifford’s ice cream. New this year is Gale’s Motor Co. Pit Stop, which serves food and drinks. It’s a spinoff of Gale Motor Co. Eatery at 36 Lowell St., Manchester. It is open Wednesday through Friday, 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Park hours vary by season and weather. Mel’s is located at 454 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield. Call 424-2292 or visit melsfunwaypark.com.
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Colby Hill Inn (33 The Oaks St., Henniker) hosts monthly Wines of the World dinners on the third Thursday of the month starting at 6:15 p.m. The six-course farm-to-table dinners are each paired with wines from a different wine region of the world. Upcoming dinners are June 15, featuring South African wines; July 20, featuring wines from Australia and New Zealand; and Aug. 17, featuring U.S. Pacific Northwest wines. The cost is $75. Call 428-3281 or visit colbyhillinn.com/ wines-of-the-world-dinners.htm. Incredibrew (112 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua) has a Seville Orange Sangria event on Friday, June 16, at 6 p.m. Taste, make and bottle six bottles of wine to take home. The cost is $60. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call 891-2477 or visit incredibrew.com. WineNot Boutique of Nashua will host a special wine dinner with winemaker Carol Shelton on Tuesday, June 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Hunt Club in the Crowne Plaza Nashua (2 Somerset Parkway). Enjoy a five-course meal prepared by Crowne Plaza Executive Chef Todd Lytle. The cost is $90. Call 204-5569 or visit winenotboutique.com. Fulchino Vineyard (187 Pine Hill Road, Hollis) will host its fourth annual Sinatra Wine Pairing Dinner on Sunday, Aug. 13, starting at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $149. Call 438-5984 or visit fulchinovineyard.com.
July 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The festival features over a dozen breweries, food from local restaurants, live music and more. Tickets cost $35 for general admission, $50 for VIP and $10 for designated driver. Visit seacoastbrewfest.com. Appolo Vineyards (49 Lawrence Road, Derry) will host a wine and cheese night to benefit the Salem Farmers Market on Friday, July 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres highlighting farmers market vendors’ products will be paired with a choice of wine flight. Tickets cost $20 before July and $25 during July and can be purchased online or at the Salem Farmers Market. Visit salemnhfarmersmarket.org. The NH Brewers Festival will be held on Saturday, July 22, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Kiwanis Riverfront Park (15 Loudon Road, Concord). Nearly 40 breweries will showcase their craft brews in what is the largest single collection of New Hampshire breweries at an event in the state. Tickets cost $50 for VIP, $40 for general admission and $15 for designated driver. Visit granitestatebrewersassociation.org/events/nhbrewfest. The fourth annual Manchester Brewfest takes place on Saturday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arms Park in Manchester. There will be more than 100 unique local and regional craft beers as well as local food and non-alcoholic beverages. General admission costs $40. Visit manchesterbrewfest.com. The American Independence Museum will hold a Beer for History tasting on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Folsom Tavern (164 Water St., Exeter), featuring brews
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Family fun Join Amoskeag Fishways for its annual Sea Lamprey Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Learning and Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester). Participants will learn all about the sea lamprey and even get a chance to hold the fish live, as well as play games, create crafts and more. The cost is $3 per person, or $6 per family, and no registration is required. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474. The Massabesic Audubon Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn) hosts its next BioBlitz junior explorers event on Wednesday, June 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will learn about the effects of seasonal weather trends on several kinds of plant and animal organisms. The cost is $15 per parent-and-child pair. Visit nhaudubon. org or call 668-2045. The Massabesic Audubon Center’s Wee Wonders event on Wednesday, June 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., will focus on butterflies. Learn about the monarch butterfly’s life cycle, play butterfly games, make butterfly crafts and more. The event is best for kids ages 4 to 6. The cost is $15 per parent-and-child pair. Visit nhaudubon.org or call 668-2045. Join the Seacoast Science Center (570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye) for World Oceans Day on Sunday, June 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., which is part of a global celebration and collaborative effort to improve the health of our oceans. Activities include whale, dolphin and seal activity stations, face-painting and meet-and-greets with Belmont the Harbor Seal and Larry the Lobster. All activities are free with the regular cost of admission to the Center, which is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military service members, $5 for kids ages 3 to 12, and free for members and kids under 3. Amoskeag Fishways will focus its Saturday Nature Seekers series in July on New Hampshire turtles, with programs to be held on Saturdays, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29, from 11 a.m. to noon. The theme in August will be insect investigation. Programs will be held on Saturdays, Aug. 5, Aug. 12 and Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon.The short programs offer fun games, crafts and other ways to learn about a particular subject in nature. A $5 donation per family is encouraged. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474. Amoskeag Fishways will host a Family Fun Night featuring campfire tales on Friday, Aug. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Learning and Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester). Participate in traditional Native American tales, play games, enjoy a campfire along the banks of the Merrimack River and more. The cost is $8 per family. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474.
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New Hampshire Fish and Game’s annual Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 3, when fishing will be allowed on any inland water or saltwater in the state without the normally required fishing license. Visit wildlife.state. nh.us. Join the Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) for its Saturday Nature Seekers fish season tours, which will be held on Saturdays, June 3, June 10 and June 17, from 11 a.m. to noon. A donation of $5 per family per day is encouraged. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474.
Nature knowledge Pond in Salem on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to noon. The trip will offer opportunities to see breeding marsh birds and other waterfowl. Meet at William T. Barron Elementary School (55 Butler St., Salem) with a canoe or kayak. Visit seacoastchapter.org. New Hampshire Audubon will lead a trip to Pawtuckaway State Park (Reservation Road, Deerfield) on Saturday, June 3, from 6:30 a.m. to noon. Visit nhaudubon.org. The Souhegan Watershed Association will lead free guided kayaking trips throughout the summer. The first will take place along the Nashua River in Nashua on Saturday, June 3, at 9 a.m. On Saturday, June 17, at 9:30 a.m., travel along the Contoocook River in Henniker. Visit the Winnipesaukee River in Tilton on Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m., the Merrimack River in Manchester on Sunday, July 2, at 9 a.m., the Merrimack River in Franklin on Saturday, July 15, at 9:30 a.m., the Souhegan River in Merrimack on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 9:30 a.m.. The final trip of the season will be Saturday, Sept. 2, at 9 a.m. along the Nashua River in Nashua. Visit souheganriver.org. Take a guided walking trip to Concord’s Locke Road with New Hampshire Audubon’s Capital Chapter on Sunday, June 11, from 7 to 10 a.m., which features a variety of wetlands, woodlands, fields and river. Visit nhaudubon.org. Take a guided walking tour with Amoskeag Fishways, which hosts three in June. The first is a tour of Livingston Park on Friday, June 16. The second is at Piscataquag River Park in Manchester on Friday, June 23, and the third is at Stark Park on Friday, June 30. Search for urban wildlife and learn to identify several local trees and plants. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the Fishways Learning and Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) and then caravan as a group to the park, returning around noon. Bring your own pair of binoculars or borrow one from the Center. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474. Take an early morning guided hike on Bog Road in Penacook on Friday, July 7, from 6 to 8 a.m. Participants will meet at
Join The Little Nature Museum (18 Highlawn Road, Warner) for Get Outside: Be Aware, Be Safe! Learn how to protect yourself from outdoor hazards like mosquitos, ticks, wasps, lightning, bears, poison ivy and more. Tickets are $20 per person. Visit littlenaturemuseum.org. Amoskeag Fishways will host a healthy rivers presentation on Friday, June 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at its Learning and Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester). A group of students that have been working with the Fishways since January on the study of local rivers will present what they have discovered and talk about how to improve the health of the Merrimack River. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474. Birding expert Charles Nims will speak at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St.) about the different kinds of birds that are found out west. Nims is an avid traveler and a member of the Tin Mountain Bird Society. Visit nhaudubon.org. The McLane Audubon Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord) will host a pollinator workshop on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. Master gardener Meg Miller will teach participants how to identify and support bees, butterflies and several other native pollinators, as well as discover the common plants that attract pollinators. Admission is $15. Visit nhaudubon.org. The Little Nature Museum (18 Highlawn Road, Warner) will host a summer workshop on edible wild plants on Saturday, June 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn the basics of safe and responsible foraging for the area’s edible wild plants. The cost is $20. Pre-registration is required. Visit littlenaturemuseum.org. The New Hampshire Astronomical Society will hold presentations and skywatches at the Lane Memorial Library (2 Academy Ave., Hampton) on Wednesday, June 28, and Friday, Aug. 18, at 8:30 p.m.; at the Moultonborough Public Library (4 Holland St.) on Wednesday, July 12, from 7 to 10 p.m.; at the Goffstown Public Library (2 High St., Goffstown) on Wednesday, July 19, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.; at the Dunbarton Public Library (1004
School St., Dunbarton) on Thursday, July 20, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.; and at the Chester Public Library (3 Chester St.) on Monday, Aug. 28, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Visit nhastro.com. The New Hampshire Astronomical Society will host an eclipse workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Merrimack Public Library (470 Daniel Webster Highway), ahead of an expected partial solar eclipse on Aug. 18. The workshop will include a presentation on how to safely observe an eclipse, plus a craft session for kids. Admission is free. Visit nhastro.com. Join The Little Nature Museum (18 Highlawn Road, Warner) for Becoming a Woods Ninja on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon., a workshop featuring instructor and survival expert Rudy Bourget on how to properly get close to and observe wildlife. Visit littlenaturemuseum.org. Learn all about turtles at the Massabesic Audubon Center’s (26 Audubon Way, Auburn) next Nature Cafe series event on Friday, Aug. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Turtle expert Chris Bogard will share her knowledge of threatened and endangered turtle species in New Hampshire. Tickets are $5 general admission. Visit nhaudubon.org. Join The Nature Conservancy for What Scat is That? Tracks, Scat and Finding Signs of Mammals When You Can’t See Them. Dr. Dave Patrick will introduce participants to some of the approaches used by wildlife ecologists to detect mammals based on the signs and traces they leave behind. The workshop will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve (Countryside Boulevard, Manchester). Visit nature.org.
Gardens Join the Pontine Theatre for its annual New Castle Village Walk and Garden Tour on Sunday, June 11, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $25 on the day of the event at the Coast Guard Station off Route 1B in New Castle. The self-guided walking tour will take visitors on a leisurely stroll through several 12 private gardens and two historic sites. All proceeds will benefit programs at the theatre. Visit pontine.org or call 436-6660. Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials (452 Mountain Road, Goffstown) will present See You in the Garden Days on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will get a chance to tour the grounds and bring a picnic on the gardens. Admission is free. Visit uncanoonucmt.com or call 497-3975. Join The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens (456 Route 103A, Newbury) presents Everything’s Coming Up Roses on Sunday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. in celebration of its 125th anniversary. The event will include opportunities to visit the gardens at The Fells, enjoy hors d’oeuvres by Inn at Pleasant Lake and more. Tickets are $100 per person and reservations are requested by June 18. Visit thefells.org or call 763-4789 ext. 3.
5Ks & shorter distances The eighth annual Lite Up The Night For Mental Health Run/Walk 5K on Thursday, May 25, starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Derryfield Park cross-country course, Louis Israel Martel Drive, Manchester. This challenging run was organized to help provide an improved quality of life for those who are suffering from a mental illness. Runners are encouraged to wear bright, neon colors. It costs $30 to register in person on race day. Visit runformentalhealth. org and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. Take your swing at the Gunstock Spring Trail Fling on Saturday, May 27, starting at 10 a.m. at the Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford. The eight-mile race starts at the base of the resort’s ski slopes and weaves through trails and climbs up mountain ridges. The 5K will start at the same place as the eight-mile race and lead runners through bike trails and single-track snowshoe trails. Proceeds will benefit the Belknap Range Trail Tenders. Registration costs $25 for the 5K, $40 for the eight-mile run and $15 for a T-shirt. Visit freshtracksracing.com for more info. Help the animals by running in the fourth annual Franklin Animal Shelter 5K Walk/ Run on Sunday, May 28. Runners start at 9 a.m. at the Paul Smith Elementary School, 41 Daniel Webster Drive, Franklin. Registration
is $30. Visit franklinanimalshelter.com for more details or call 934-9334 for questions. Join the 20th annual Runner’s Alley/Redhook Memorial 5K road race on Sunday, May 28, at the Redhook Brewery, 35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth. Organizers boast a fast, flat course with prizes at the end. The race starts at 11 a.m. with a Kids Fun Run at 10:15 a.m. The race proceeds will be donated to the Krempels Center. Registration is $35, VIP for first 100 to pay the $100 rate includes preferred parking, VIP toilets, a catered buffet, beer tasting and a goody bag. The first 1,500 to register will get T-shirts. Visit runnersalley.com/redhook5k for more info.
The 13th annual Black Fly Blitz 5K run/ walk on Monday, May 29, in Wilmot will start at 9 a.m. on the Wilmot town green. Day-of registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $20 for adults, $15 for kids 9 to 17, free for those under 9. Online registration includes a $2.50 processing fee, and day-of registration is $5 more. Proceeds benefit the Wilmot Community Association and the Kearsarge regional school district’s track and crosscountry teams. Visit wilmotcommunityassoc. com for more info. Slow your pace for the 14th annual 3K Walk for Sight on Saturday, June 3, hosted by Future In Sight, formerly the New Hamp-
shire Association for the Blind. The walk starts at 10 a.m. at 25 Walker St. in Concord. The race costs $20 for individuals and $5 for kids age 11 and younger. Visit futureinsight. org or call 565-2425. Take part in the Hoofbeats 5K to build awareness for a cure for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome on Saturday, June 3, at NHTI, 31 College Drive in Concord. The race starts at 9 a.m. and a kids’ fun run starts at 9:45 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for kids 14 and under. Visit g2racereg.webconnex.com/ hoofbeats5K2017 for more info. Celebrate girl power at the Girls on the Run NH Spring 2017 5K Celebration on Saturday, June 3, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1122 Route 106, Loudon. The race starts at 10 a.m. and same-day registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Registration costs $25 for ages 9 and up, $10 for ages 8 and under. Visit girlsontherunnh.org for more info. Help fund research for a cure for cancer by running in the Race Against the Odds on Saturday, June 3, at Alvirne High School, 200 Derry Road, Hudson. The 5K walk/run starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $30 for adults and $25 for runners age 17 and under. Prices go up by $5 after May 30. Visit raceagainsttheodds.com for more info. Celebrate World Oceans Day by running in the Run for the Ocean 5K on Saturday, June 3, at 180 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $25 for adults, $12 for kids age 12 and under. There are prizes for best costume and most
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litter picked up after the race. The course is partially on the beach. All proceeds go to the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation. Visit runreg.com for more info or call 431-0260 for questions. Run in the Henniker Lions Club “Eye” Walk/Run 5K on Sunday, June 4, a certified rolling course that starts at Henniker Community School, 51 Western Ave., Henniker. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the event starts at 9:30 a.m. It raises money for the sight, hearing and community aid programs of the Henniker Lions Club and the seventh- and eighth-grade class trips at the Henniker Community School. Registration is $25. For more information, go to hennikerlions.org. Support Windham’s Helping Hands’ cancer-afflicted families and run in the sixth annual Lobster Tail Fight 2 Finish Cancer 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, June 4. The run starts at 10 a.m. at Lobster Tail, 4 Cobbetts Pond Road, Windham. Check-in and same-day registration start at 9 a.m. A clock will be provided to each runner to track their own time. Registration costs $25 for adults, $10 for kids, $50 for families. Go to lightboxreg. com to register. The Well School 5K on Sunday, June 4, gets going at 9:30 a.m. at 360 Middle Hancock Road in Peterborough. The free Kids’ Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 online, $30 on race day. The proceeds will go to the Monadnock Humane Society. Visit runsignup. com for more info. Join the 12th annual Hollis Fast 5K on Thursday, June 8, at Alpine Grove Banquet Facility, 19 South Depot Road, Hollis. The race starts at 6:30 p.m. and registration is $35 for adults, $20 for kids age 17 and under. The field is limited to the first 2,000 registrants. Visit hollisfast5k.com for more info or email George LeCours at hollisfast5k@ gmail.com. Run in the Boston Burrito 5K for CJ on Friday, June 9, in Manchester’s Stark Park on North River Road. The race starts at 6 p.m. and the Kids’ Burrito Dash starts at 5:45 p.m. Registration is $25 to $30 for adults, $15 to $20 for kids 12 to 17 and $6 to $11 for the kids’ dash (age 11 and under). Day-of registration begins at 5 p.m. Proceeds support the Boston Burrito Foundation. Visit racewire.com or call 860-6275 with questions. Bring your furry friend to the New England Dog Jog 5K on Saturday, June 10, at Stellos Stadium, 7 Stadium Drive, Nashua. The dogfriendly race starts at 9 a.m. and HIPPO | MAY 25 - 31, 2017 | PAGE 20
registration is $25 for adults, $10 for kids. All proceeds go to the animal rescue of your choice. Visit rundogjog.com for more info. Grab your running shoes and head to the 10th annual Windham Rail Trail Flat N Fast 5K on Sunday, June 11, starting at 8:30 a.m. This paved, point-to-point, picturesque run kicks off at Roulston Road and ends at Windham Depot, 7 Windham Road, Windham. Registration costs $25 for an individual, $90 for a family. Same-day registration is 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Visit windhamrailtrail.org. For questions, contact email@example.com or call 498-3423. Run in the Gateway Hills 3rd Annual 2 Mile Trail Race on Sunday, June 11, at 200 Innovative Way, Nashua. Registration is $25 plus an online service fee. Raceday check in is at 8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Nashua’s annual fishing derby. Visit eventbrite.com for more info. Be yourself at the Jen’s “Just Be You” 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, June 11, at Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. The race starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $30 for adults, $15 for kids under age 13. The race includes a book drive and participants are encouraged to bring a new children’s book to donate. Visit jensjustbeyou.org for more info or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Get your heartbeat up at the What Moves You 5K, formerly the Margarita’s 5K, on Sunday, June 11. This race kicks off at 9 a.m. at The Center for Orthopedics & Movement, 7 Alumni Drive, Exeter. The loop course is very similar to the Margarita’s course, with a flat start and gradual hills and a different start and finish location. Registration costs $35. Visit whatmovesyou5k.com. Email mike@ locorunning.com for questions.
Run in the seventh annual Harvard Pilgrim 5K Corporate Road Race run and walk on Thursday, June 15, at Holman Stadium, 67 Amherst St., Nashua. The race starts at 6:15 p.m. and registration is $35 for individuals, $25 for youth and $30 for team members. T-shirts are available to all who pre-register. The race is organized by the Gate City Striders Running Club and proceeds benefit the Nashua Police Athletic League. Visit harvardpilgrim5k.com for more info or contact the race director at email@example.com or 305-9871. Get ready for the fourth annual Hilltop Hustle 5K Road Race and Fitness Walk on Saturday, June 17, at 18 Cemetery Road, Somersworth. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. and registration is $20 for adults, $5 for kids 17 and under. Prices go up by $5 for same-day registration, which opens at 7:30 a.m. Visit hilltop5k.org for more info. Take part in the 19th annual Newfields 5K Summer Solstice Run on Saturday, June 17. The race starts at 9 a.m. and a kids’ fun run starts at 8:30 a.m. The race starts off Route 85 on Deer Trees Lane and finishes on Hayden Drive. Strollers are welcome. Registration is $20 to $25, $10 for kids age 11 and under. Visit newfields5k.com for more info. Enjoy the 37th Plaistow Old Home Day 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 17, which starts at 9 a.m. at the Plaistow Town Green, 145 Main St. Same-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The 3.1-mile course is a loop course and finishes at Town Hall. Registration costs from $16 to $25. Visit running4free.com and contact 382-9989 for questions. Run in the eighth annual Goodwin Community Health Father’s Day 5K on Sunday, June 18, at Margaritas, 23 Members Way, Dover. The race begins at 9 a.m.
and registration is $20 for adults, $5 for kids age 12 and under. Sameday registration is $25. Visit active. com for more info. Run for a good cause at the seventh annual Rosanne’s Rush for Research 5K on Sunday, June 25, at 9 a.m. at Nashua High School South, 36 Riverside St., Nashua. The race will take runners through the trails of Mine Falls Park. Proceeds will support research for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer. Registration costs $25 for adults, $15 for children, and is free for kids under 6. There’s a $2.50 registration fee online. Visit rushforresearch.org or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Smuttynose Will Run for Beer 5K on Sunday, June 25, follows a beautiful course on back roads with a covered bridge and leads to an after-race party with live music and beer. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. at Smuttynose Brewery, 105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton. The race costs $35. Visit smuttynose5k.com or email mike@ locorunning.com for more info. Give it your all at the 20th annual Merrimack Sparkler 5K run and walk on Tuesday, July 4, starting at the Merrimack YMCA, 6 Henry Clay Drive, at 8 a.m. The kids’ fun run starts at 7:40 a.m. The race benefits Merrimack High School and Middle School athletics and costs from $22.50 to $28 for adults and from $17 to $22.50 for kids. Visit sparkler5k.com or email Cathy Merra at email@example.com for questions. Oh, say, can you see yourself running in the Star Spangled 5K Run/Walk on Tuesday, July 4? The race starts at 9:30 a.m. at Keyes Park in Milford. Registration is $20 to $20, $10 for kids 12 and under. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. Visit milford.nh.gov for more info. If you like country music, y’all would enjoy the Enterprise Bank Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5K on Saturday, July 15, at the Londonderry Athletic Field complex, 98 Sargent Road, Londonderry. The race begins at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by Boot Scootin’ Brewfest and Taste of Nashville Festival from 6:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Drinking-age adults pay $35 to $40, and ages 20 and under pay $25 to $30. Free water and beverages will be available, as well as yogurt from Stonyfield. Visit millenniumrunning.com/boots for more info. Celebrate the state motto with a run. The annual Live Free or Die 5000, a 5K established to preserve the memory of Jeremy Graczyk and
inspire others to live a life of meaning, will take place on Saturday, July 15, starting at 9 a.m. at 199 Woodlock Park Lane, Atkinson. A kids’ fun run starts at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds go to the JJG Live Free or Die Memorial Fund. Online registration costs from $20 to $30, and day-of registration costs $35. Visit livefreeordie5000.squarespace. com for more info. Get ready for the Willow’s Run 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, July 15 at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, 907 1st New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood. The race starts at 7 a.m. and registration is $25 for adults, $20 for kids under 18. The proceeds will go to suicide prevention initiatives. Visit willowsrun.wordpress.com for more info. Join the Canterbury Woodchuck Classic 5K road race, which take place on Saturday, July 29, at 9 a.m. at Canterbury Elementary School, 15 Baptist Road, Canterbury. Registration costs $20 for the 5K and $1 for the 2K kids’ race. Visit runcarsnh.com for more info. Participate in the fourth annual Run United 5K on Thursday, Aug. 3, at Northeast Delta Dental, 1 Delta Drive, Concord. The race starts at 6 p.m. and registration is $25 to $30 for adults, $10 for ages 14 to 20 and free for kids age 13 and under. Proceeds benefit Granite United Way. Visit rununited5k. com or email Gary Christie at gary. firstname.lastname@example.org. Join thousands of elite and recreational runners and walkers at the 25th annual Cigna/Elliot Corporate 5K Road Race on Thursday, Aug. 10. It takes participants through downtown Manchester starting at 6:20 p.m. at Veterans Park on Elm Street. More than 5,000 runners participate in this largest and fastest road race in the state. The race is followed by refreshments and awards. Runners must register through corporate teams, and each person costs $25. Visit elliothospital.org/website/cigna for more info or call 488-1186. Get ready for the Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne-Marie House Home Stretch 5K on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 211 Derry Road, Hudson. The race starts at 10 a.m. and registration is $25 for adults, $15 for kids age 14 and under and the Kids Fun Run is free. Visit runreg.com for more info or call 883-7338 for questions. Support a local health center by running in the Lamprey Health Care 5K Road Race on Saturday, Aug. 12. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Newmarket Recreation
Story Land turns 63 in 2017 and offers a variety of rides — everything from tea cups and flying Dutch shoes to antique cars and an authentic German carousel. The newest is the Roar-o-Saurus, a coaster designed and built for Story Land’s unique natural setting, and the only one of its kind in northern New England, as described on the website. Throughout the day, visitors can meet storybook characters like Cinderella and Humpty Dumpty, and check out shows involving magic or dance. The park opens for the season Memorial Day weekend, only on weekends, and then opens weekdays starting Monday, June 19. Check out the website for special events before planning your trip; if you visit between July 10 through July 21, for example, you’ll see artist Justin Gordon carving Duke the Dragon and Rory the Dinosaur. A day ticket is $33.99. Storyland is located at 850 Route 16 in Glen. Visit storylandnh.com or call 383-4186 for more information. Center at 1 Terrace Drive in Newmarket and loops around the elementary school and residential neighborhoods. Same-day registration starts at 7 a.m. and a kids’ fun run will be featured at 9:30 a.m. Registration cost $20 to $30 and the fun run is free. Visit lampreyhealth.org and call Michelle Gaudet at 659-2494 for more info. Check out the Granite Ledges of Concord 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 151 Langley Parkway, Concord. The race starts at 9 a.m. and covers trail and road. Registration is $20 to $25. Proceeds benefit senior programs at Concord Hospital. Visit genesishcc. com/gl5k or contact Deb Burns at 224-0777 or email@example.com. During the Color Vibe Run on Sunday, Aug. 27, you will be blasted at every color station. The race is held at Pheasant Lane Mall, 310 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua. The race starts at 8 a.m. Registration is $65 for adults and up to two kids age 1 through 12 run free with a registered adult if they register online. Day-of price for kids is $10. For more information visit thecolorvibe.com/nashua.php. Join the 40th annual Atkinson 5K Road Race on Thursday, Aug. 31, at Woodlock Park Lane, Atkinson. The race starts at 6 p.m. and registration is $12 to $15. The first 180 to register get a free T-shirt. Visit running4free. com or contact Sandy Cannon at 362-8329 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Fight back against Lyme disease by running in Lois’ Race Against Lyme 5K on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Mine Falls Park, Nashua. The race starts at 10 a.m. and registration is $25 for ages 11 and up, $15 for children age 10 and under. Visit lightboxreg.com for more info.
Longer hauls The Market Square Day 10K Road Race on Saturday, June 10, kicks off the Market Square Day festival in Portsmouth at 9 a.m.
It is limited to 2,000 runners and competitive walkers from the starting line at Market Square and ending at Strawbery Banke. Registration is $35 until May 27, when the price goes up to $40, and there is no same-day registration. T-shirts will be available for the first 1,100 registered runners/walkers. Visit proportsmouth.org for more info. For the love of ribs and running, take part in the Immediate Care RibFest 5-Miler on Sunday, June 18. The race, which precedes the annual Rock’n RibFest, begins at 9 a.m. at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, 221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack. Registration costs $35 for drinking-age adults (prices goes up to $40 after June 11), $25 for youth aged 12 to 20 ($35 after June 11) and free for kids under 12. Same-day registration cost $45 for adults, $40 for youth, $10 for kids under 12. Visit millenniumrunning.com for more info. Run in the second annual Runner’s Alley Capital City Classic 10K on Saturday, June 24. The race starts at 8 a.m. at City Plaza, North Main Street, Concord, continues through downtown and ends in front of the Statehouse. Proceeds go to area nonprofits working to make Concord a better place to live. Registration costs $30 to $40 for adults, $25 for ages 19 and under. The first 500 registrants will get a free T-shirt. Visit runnersalley.com/ccc10k for more info. The Goffstown Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the 38th annual David French Goffstown Gallop on Saturday, June 24, at 8:30 a.m. The 5.2-mile race will begin at Goffstown Recreation Center on Mast Road. Registration costs $15 online. Visit gsrs.com for more info. Tear up the trail at the Bear Brook Trail Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday, July 8, at Bear Brook State Park, 157 Deerfield Road, Allenstown. The marathon starts at 6 a.m., the half marathon starts at 7 a.m. and the 10K (new this year) starts at 7:30 a.m. The marathon is anywhere from 27 to 30 miles
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With miniature golf, baseball and softball batting cages, an electric go-kart track and more, Chuckster’s Family Fun Park (9 Bailey Road, Chichester) has something unique and fun to offer for everyone. The park is home to the longest miniature golf hole in the world, which stretches more than 200 feet, according to owner Mark Blasko. Other attractions include the Aerial Adventure, a high ropes course up in the trees, and the TimberClimb, which offers rock wall and tree climbing up to 50 feet high. You can also try Aeroball, a trampoline game Blasko described as a cross between volleyball and basketball, and Shoot-N-Shower, a foul-shooting basketball contest played one-onone in which the loser gets sprayed with water. Thirty-six flavors of Blake’s ice cream are offered. New to the park for this season are bumper boats for kids ages 2 to 8 and “chuckcycles,” three-wheel pedal carts with no handlebars that you steer with your body. Various admission packages are available. Each of the 13 attractions can be purchased individually at varying costs, and combo passes can also be bought for any two, four or six attractions. Day passes are also available for $59 per person to access everything, or for $32 per person for everything but the go-karts and Aerial Adventure. Not all attractions are open at the same times. Visit chucksters.com or call 798-3555 for details on a full schedule. Blasko said a second Chuckster’s location featuring just miniature golf and ice cream is expected to open in Hooksett in late July.
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long, taking runners throughout the 10,000acre park and combining fast single-track sections with challenging climbs and descents. The half marathon is 13 miles. Registration costs $75 for the marathon, $65 for the half marathon and $50 for the 10K. Visit ultrasignup.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. The 50th Bill Luti 5-Mile Road Race on Saturday, July 15, starts at 9 a.m. at Clinton Street and ends at Memorial Field, 70 S. Fruit St., Concord. Visit gsrs.com/luti. Registration costs $15 online plus a $2.19 processing fee, or $25 in person. Visit gsrs.com and contact Bob Teschek 863-2537 for more info. Hit the pavement during the 44th annual Stratham Fair Road Race on Saturday, July 22, at 8:30 a.m. at Stratham Hill Park on Route 33. The 5.7-mile course has remained unchanged for 44 years. Registration costs $23 and the first 200 runners to register get a free tech shirt. Visit runreg.com for more info. Pound the ground at the Pease 7K Road Race/Walk on Sunday, July 23. Head out for an 8 a.m. start at Langdon Public Library, 328 Nimble Hill Road, Newington. It also features a half-mile kids’ fun run and a 100-yard dash at 7:45 a.m. The race costs from $20 to $30, and kids run or walk for free. Register before July 15 for a discount. Visit pease7k.org or email email@example.com for more info. Test your endurance at the 49th Belmont 10-Mile Road Race as part of Belmont’s Old Home Day celebration on Saturday, Aug. 12. Arrive at Belmont Middle School, 87 Hackett Road, Belmont, at 8 a.m and be ready to start
at 8:30 a.m. Visit belmontnh.org. Contact Jeff Roberts at 491-0979 or Gretta Olson-Wilder at 998-3525. Push yourself at the Epsom Old Home Day 4-Miler on Sunday, Aug. 13, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Webster Park, 430 Suncook Valley Highway in Epsom. The run follows a course of rolling hills. Registration costs $15 to $25. For more information, visit running4free.com and contact race director Donald Yeaton at 518-232-9083 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The New Hampshire 10-Miler on Saturday, Aug. 26, gets racers traveling around beautiful Lake Massabesic. It kicks off at 8 a.m. from the Lake Massabesic parking lot in Auburn. Pizza will be provided by Rustic Crust and yogurt by Stonyfield Yogurt. Registration costs $50 to $60 for individuals and $90 to $120 for relay teams. For more information, visit millenniumrunning.com/ newhampshire10.
Choose your distance Run across some iconic covered bridges in the fourth annual Ididarun 10K and 1.5-Mile cross-country run/walk Race for the Huskies starting at the Monadnock Regional Middle School, 580 Old Homestead Highway in Swanzey on Monday, May 29. The 1.5-mile starts at 9 a.m. and the 10K race starts at 9:30 a.m. Registration for the 10K is $30 and for the 1.5 mile it’s $20. Visit ididarun10k.com or contact Clint Joslyn at 313-8526 or email@example.com for questions. Work up a sweat at the ninth annual Bow
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Lake Dam 15K/5K Race to Cure Cystic Fibrosis on Saturday, June 3. Same-day registration starts at 8 a.m. The 15K run starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Water Street and Province Road intersection in Strafford, and the 5K run starts at 10 a.m. a little farther down Water Street and headed in the opposite direction. Online registration costs $15 for kids age 12 and under, $25 for adults until June 1; same-day registration is $25 for kids, $30 for adults, and racers get to enjoy live music and a cookout when they finish. Proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Visit runsignup.com for more info. Run in the Spring Forward Rotary Trail Run 5K/10K on Sunday, June 4, at Alvirne Tree Farm Hill House, 211 Derry Road, Hudson. The race starts at 9 a.m. and registration is $15 to $25 for the 5K, $20 to $30 for the 10K. Visit racewire.com for more info or call Christine Lewis at 860-6275. Take part in the Run for the Dogs 5K and two-mile walk on Sunday, June 11, at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, 34 Stage Road, Deerfield. Both the 5K and the two-mile walk start at 8:30 a.m. and registration is $10 to $30 for the 5K, $10 to $25 for the two-mile walk. Visit running4free.com for more info or call Melinda Shofner at 463-8988 for questions. On Saturday, June 24, join the Exeter Trail Race, touted as the most technical race in New England, at 6 Commerce Way, Exeter. It features a 10-mile and a 4.6-mile race through the Oaklands and Henderson-Swasey Town Forests on trails better known as Fort Rock. Start time is 10 a.m. at 6 Commerce Way, Exeter. Races cost from $25 to $30, or $35 to $40 for same-day registration, and cash rewards will be given to the top finishers. Visit acidoticracing.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Take part in the Run for Freedom 5K/10K on Tuesday, July 4, at Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. and registration is $20 for the 5K, $25 for the 10K until after June 20, when the prices go up to $25 and $30. All proceeds benefit Liberty House, a sober home in Manchester. Visit gdtc.org for more info. Go Hawaiian at The Hula Hustle 5K & 10K on Sunday, July 23, at 9 a.m., at the Executive Health and Sports Center, 1 Highlander Way, Manchester. The race is in memory of Bill Kelley, a prominent community member who succumbed to cancer in 2003, and all proceeds go to New Horizons for New Hampshire, which Kelley helped found. All finishers get a lei when they cross the finish line. Races cost from $30 to $35. Visit hulahustle.org for more info. Run in the SIX03 Summerfest 10K and 5K Race on Sunday, July 30, at the Dover Ice Arena, 110 Portland Ave., Dover. The races start at 9 a.m. and registration is $30 for the 10K, $25 for the 5K. There will be fun, music and drinks to follow. Visit six03endurance.com for more info. Check out the GAPP Gallop GLOW 5K & 1.5 Walk on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Memorial Field, 70 S. Fruit St., Concord. The race starts at 8 p.m. and headlamps are allowed. Registration is $35 for the 5K, $20 for the HIPPO | MAY 25 - 31, 2017 | PAGE 24
1.5-mile walk. GAPP is the German American Partnership Program. Visit gappgallop5k. com for more info.
Not just running Raise tuition for a 13-year-old Kenyan girl to go to school by participating in the Race to Educate Triathlon on Sunday, May 28, at Portsmouth High School, 50 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth. Participants should be in the pool ready to swim by 12:30 p.m. Registration is $40 for individuals, $75 for a team of three and $120 for a family of up to four. Go to runningintheusa.com for more info. For questions call Lilia at Education For All Children at 431-7295 or email efactri@ gmail.com. Support the Annie’s Angels charity by running in the Rye by the Sea 5K and Duathlon on Saturday, June 3, at the Rye Learning Skills Academy, 1247 Washington Road, Rye. The race starts at 8 a.m. and registration is $20 for the 5K, $40 for the duathlon, which involves a 5K, a 17-mile bike race followed by another 5K. Visit anniesangels.org for more info. Add some variety to your race at the Greater Nashua Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, June 11. The race starts at 9 a.m. at YMCA Camp Sargent, 141 Camp Sargent Road, Merrimack. It features a 0.3-mile swim, a 9.6-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run. Registration is $100 for individuals, $90 for Nashua YMCA members and $50 for high school students, active military and veterans. There are also price options for team relay. Check nashuatri.com for more information.
On Tuesday, May 30, the Division I Boys Team’s Final Round of the NHIAA Tennis Tournament will be played at 4 p.m. at Pinkerton Academy (5 Pinkerton St., Derry). The Girls Team’s Final Round will take place on Wednesday, May 31, at 4 p.m. at the same place. The Boys Singles and Girls Singles tournaments will be on Tuesday, June 6, at The Derryfield School (2108 River Road,
Manchester) at 3 p.m. The Boys Doubles and Girls Doubles will be at the same place on Thursday, June 8, at 3 p.m.Visit nhiaa.org for more info. The Nashua Silver Knights, part of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, will hold its opening night on Friday, June 2, at Holman Stadium (67 Amherst St., Nashua) against the Pittsfield Suns. Their last game is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5 against the Brockton Rox. Division I NHIAA Softball Tournament final match will take place on Saturday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 N. River Road, Hooksett). Visit nhiaa.org for more info. You can catch the NHIAA Unified Volleyball Championships on Saturday, June 10, at 4 p.m. at Nashua High School North (8 Titan Way, Nashua). The Boys’ Volleyball Finals will happen at 6 p.m. at the same place. Visit nhiaa.org for more info. Division I will compete in the final NHIAA Baseball Tournament on Monday, June 12, at 4 p.m. at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester). Visit nhiaa.org for more info. New Hampshire football fans who enjoy high school sports and donating to a great cause will have their fill of it all at the sixth annual CHaD NH East-West High School All-Star Football Game on Friday, June 30, starting at 7 p.m. at Saint Anselm College (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester). Game tickets are $10. Tickets for the Kick-Off BBQ presented by The Tuckaway Tavern before the game cost $25. All proceeds go to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Visit chadallstarfootball.org for more info. The New Hampshire Fisher Cats will finish its third home game of the season against one of their biggest rivals, the Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday, May 25 the at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester). The Sea Dogs are a feeder team for the Boston Red Sox. Then, from Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29, they play against the Reading Fightin Phils. Their last home game is Sunday, Aug. 27 against the Hartford Yard Goats and their regular season ends on Monday, Sept. 4 in Portland. They will play against rival team the Tren-
ton Thunder — a farm team for the New York Yankees — from Friday, June 30, through Monday, July 3 and they will face off against Portland at home again from Thursday, July 13, through Sunday, July 16, and again from Monday, July 24, through Wednesday, July 26. Individual tickets start at $12. Visit milb. com for more info. The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are the hosts of this year’s Eastern League All-Star Classic on Wednesday, July 12, at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester), where dozens of AA baseball’s top talents in the Eastern League will be on display. The best players from the Eastern Division and Western Division will face off. Many of the Eastern League all-stars from past seasons have gone on to play for the majors. The New Hampshire Open hosted by the New Hampshire Golf Association is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26, through Friday, July 28, at the Manchester Country Club (180 S. River Road, Bedford). The tournament is 54 holes stroke play and the field is limited to 144 players. The New Hampshire Golf Association is hosting its 56th Parent-Child Championship on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Candia Woods Golf Links (313 South Road, Candia) with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Lunch and cart are included in the entry fee of $130 per team. Parents and children on each two-person team take turns making alternate shots. Visit nhgolfassociation.org for more info. The 18th Stroke Play Championship, a 72-hole stroke play tournament hosted by the New Hampshire Golf Association, will happen from Tuesday, Aug. 8, through Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Rochester Country Club (94 Church St., Rochester). It’s open to male members of a New Hampshire golf club, and the entry cost is $125 per player. Visit nhgolfassociation.org for more info. Another event organized by CHaD is the Battle of the Badges Baseball Classic on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester). Police officers and firefighters from across the state have volunteered to play in the game. Last year, it raised $70,000 for the children’s hospital. Visit chadbaseball.org for more info.
Exhibits Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St., Boscawen, hosts “Elements,” on view May 20 through July 1, with an opening reception Thursday, May 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show references the four elements — earth, fire, air and water — and features work by Russet Jennings, Ann Saunderson, Melissa Hinebauch and Sheryl Kamman. Visit twiggsgallery. wordpress.com or call 975-0015. The Wild Salamander Arts Center, 30 Ash St., Hollis, hosts an exhibition, “Nature’s Delights,” featuring work by four artists
summer photography exhibition inspired by Celia Thaxter’s quote, “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart,” July 8 through Aug. 27, with an artist’s reception Thursday, July 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the gallery, 254 King St., Boscawen, 975-0015, twiggsgallery.wordpress.com. Studio 550 hosts “UNITED: States of America” at the gallery, 550 Elm St., Manchester, July 20 through Aug. 15, with an opening reception Thursday, July 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will contain art following themes of diversity, unity and commentary about the current political climate, that are meaningful and thought-provoking; artists are welcome to submit until June 29. Visit 550arts.com or call 232-5597. Studio 550 hosts “Ch-ch-ch-Changes: Bowie Tribute” at the gallery, 550 Elm St., Manchester, featuring work about climate change Aug. 17 through Sept. 12, with an opening reception Thursday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the gallery. Artists are welcome to submit by July 27. Visit 550arts.com or call 232-5597.
Fairs Deadwick’s Ethereal Emporium presents The Dark Arts and Crafts Faire Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pickwick’s Parklor of the Paranormal, 177 State St., Portsmouth. Call 319-6947. The 2017 Meredith Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival is Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Mill Falls Marketplace, Route 3, Meredith. There will be artists, craftspeople, music, authors and specialty food vendors. Visit meredithareachamber.com.
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— Joëlle Feldman, Maryann Mullett, Lisa Regopoulos and Pam Short — with the show on view June 2 through June 24, and an opening reception Friday, June 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit wildsalamander.com or call 465-WILD. McGowan Fine Art, 10 Hills Ave., Concord, closes for good this summer, the last show featuring art by Bruce McColl in “The Color of Seasons,” on view June 6 through July 7, with a reception on Friday, June 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Visit mcgowanfineart.com or call 225-2515. The Andres Institute of Art hosts contemporary impressionist artists John Farrar, who mounts an exhibition of his artwork at the Andres Institute of Art Visitor Center, 106 Route 13, Brookline, with an opening reception Friday, June 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. The show’s on view through Saturday, June 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit andresinstitute.org/events. The Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester, hosts “The Curious Magic of Varujan Boghosian” June 10 through Sept. 4, featuring art by the New Hampshire resident, a master draftsman, watercolorist and sculptor of found objects. The show draws from his collection, presenting about six works of art that range from early abstract prints to present-day pieces. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for youth. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144. The Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester, hosts “Monet: Pathways to Impressionism” July 1 through Nov. 13, which includes a show featuring four Monet masterpieces, each representing a milestone in the artist’s career. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for youth. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144. Twiggs presents “Eternal Summer,” a
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come to this landmark downtown Nashua park and set up their artist stand or booth to display work to thousands of visitors. Visit nashuaareaartistsassoc.org.
The Fourth of July Weekend Craft Fair at Gunstock Mountain Resort, 719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, is Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with more than 100 exhibitors. Admission is free. Visit joycescraftshows.com. The On the Green 1 Arts & Crafts Festival is Friday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Brewster Academy, 80 Academy Drive, Wolfeboro, with more than 100 artists and craft exhibitors. The On the Green 2 Arts & Craft Festival is at the same location Friday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit joycescraftshows.com. The Craft Fair at the Bay is Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community House and Waterfront, 24 Mount Major Highway, Alton Bay. The event features artists, craftspeople, musicians, authors and specialty food vendors. Admission is free. Visit castleberryfairs.com. The Summer Fun Craft Fair at Tanger Outlets, 120 Laconia Road, Tilton, is Saturday, Aug. 5, and Sunday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are more than 60 exhibitors. Visit joycescraftshows.com. The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Fair is Saturday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 13, at Mount Sunapee Resort, 1398 Route 103, Newbury. This is the biggest event of the year for the League, with juried members selling fine art, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, furniture, etc. Visit nhcrafts.org. Admission is $10. The Bosom Bazaar is Saturday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10 Sharon Road, Peterborough. Vendors will sell locally made items, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Peterborough, Oct. 22. Email peterboroughnhstrides@cancer. org or visit the Facebook page. The Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The juried arts and crafts exhibition includes local work by more than 80 artists. Visit meredithareachamber.com. HIPPO | MAY 25 - 31, 2017 | PAGE 26
The Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair is at Gunstock Mountain Resort, 719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, is Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit joycescraftshows.com. The 28th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay is Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Alton Bay Community House and Grounds, 24 Mount Major Highway, Alton. Visit castleberryfairs.com.
Art outdoors The Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, hosts its “Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” beginning May 26, with an opening reception Sunday, May 28. See the story on p. 40. The Concord Arts Market starts Saturday, June 3, and occurs almost every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Saturday, Sept. 30, at 1 Bicentennial Square, Concord. The market includes locally made art and crafts — paintings, ceramics, jewelry, arts, etc. Visit concordartsmarket.net. The 6th Annual Arts on the Green is Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the town green on Main Street, New London. The event will feature 37 juried artists who will be selling their work. Visit centerfortheartsnh.org. The next Manchester Trolley Night is Thursday, July 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., in downtown Manchester. On the night of this free event, Manchester cultural institutions open their doors, and two trolleys will circle the route, bringing visitors to each venue to check out the latest and greatest from galleries and artists. Visit manchestertrolley.com. Studio 550 releases its now-annual “Monsters on the Loose” Saturday, Aug. 5; to participate, scour downtown Manchester for tiny hidden clay monsters between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. that day. Stop at Studio 550 and Dancing Lion Chocolates to claim prizes. Visit 550arts.com or call 232-5597. The Greeley Park Art Show is Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Greeley Park, 100 Concord St., Nashua. Artists from the New England area
The Prescott Park Arts Festival presents Mary Poppins this summer at Prescott Park, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, most Thursdays through Sundays June 23 through Aug. 20, with a suggested donation at the gate. Visit prescottpark.org. Nashua Theatre Guild performs A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Greeley Park for Shakespeare in the Park, directed by Amy Mackay, with performances Saturday, July 22; Saturday, July 23; Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at Greeley Park, 100 Concord St., Nashua. Admission is free.
Plays The Riverbend Youth Company presents Cafe Murder at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford, Thursday, May 25, and Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit svbgc.org. The Schoolhouse Players presents In the Company of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, Friday, May 26, through Sunday, June 4, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50. Visit hatboxnh.com. Back Alley Productions presents Compleat Female Stage Beauty June 2 through June 18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m., at The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $15. Visit playersring.org. ACT ONE presents the premiere of The Immigrant Garden, Friday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, June 11, at 2 p.m., at the West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $15. Visit actonenh.org. Call 300-2986. Bedford Off Broadway presents The Last Night of Ballyhoo at the Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, Friday, June 9, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 10, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 11, at 2 p.m.; Friday, June 16, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, June 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Visit bedfordoffbroadway.com. The New Hampshire Theatre Project presents The Adventures of Oliver Z. Wanderkook June 16 through June 25, at the West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. All seats are $25. Visit nhtheatreproject.org. New World Theater presents One Act Wonders, an evening of three one-act plays at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, Friday, June 16, through Sunday, June 25, with showtimes Fridays and Sat-
urdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. The plays include Two Lessons at the Bus Stop by George Kelly, Whatever You Want by Tom Z. Spencer, and Jason, Jason, and Florence by Matthew Bickerstaff. Tickets are $16.50. Visit hatboxnh.com. The Peterborough Players presents The Whipping Man Wednesday, June 21, through Sunday, July 2, at the theater, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets are $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 924-7585. Towing Jehovah presents Tape as part of The Players’ Ring’s Late Night series at the theater, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, June 23 through July 2, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m., Sundays at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. Visit playersring.org. The Majestic Theatre presents Dearly Departed Friday, June 23, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 24, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 25, at 2 p.m., at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets are $10 to $15. Visit majestictheatre.net, call 669-7469. Neighborhood Shows presents Talking to Starlight at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, June 30 through July 16, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50. Visit hatboxnh.com. The Peterborough Players presents Constellations Wednesday, July 5, through Sunday, July 16, at the theater, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets are $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 924-7585. New World Theatre presents Lab Rats at The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, part of the theater’s Late Night series, with shows July 7 through July 16, Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m., Sundays at 9 p.m. Visit palyersring.org. Tickets are $12. New England College presents The Taming of the Shrew at the school’s mainstage theater, 58 Depot Hill Road, Henniker, on Thursday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 16, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit nec.edu. The Peterborough Players presents Arsenic and Old Lace Wednesday, July 19, through Sunday, July 30, at the theater, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets are $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 924-7585. Hatbox Theatre presents Barnum at the theater, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 30, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50. Visit hatboxnh.com. Smirking Heron Productions presents Junior’s Sporting a Mohawk at The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, part of its Late Night series, July 21 through July 30, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m., Sundays at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. Visit playersring.org. Outcast Productions presents Heist at The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, part of its Late Night series, Aug. 4 through Aug. 13, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m., Sundays at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. Visit playersring.org. Lend Me a Theater presents Bob’s Date/
The Whole Shebang at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, Friday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 13, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50. Visit hatboxnh. com. The Peterborough Players presents The Doctor’s Dilemma Wednesday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 27, at the theater, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets are $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 924-7585. The Granite State Playwright Workshop presents Three Short Plays at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, Aug. 18 through Aug. 27, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50. Visit hatboxnh.com. Theaterography presents Living Through at The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, part of its Late Night series, Aug. 18 through Aug. 27, with showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m., Sundays at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. Visit playersring.org. The Majestic Theatre presents Lend Me a Tenor at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry, Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $15. Visit majestictheatre.net, call 669-7469. The Peterborough Players presents Wittenberg Wednesday, Aug. 30, through Sunday, Sept. 10, at the theater, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets are $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 924-7585.
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Musicals The Palace’s last mainstage production of the 2016-2017 season, Million Dollar Quartet, runs Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 25, at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets are $25 to $45. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. The Manchester Community Theatre Players presents Fame: The Musical Friday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m., at the MCTP Theatre at the North End Montessori School, 698 Beech St., Manchester. Tickets are $20. Visit manchestercommunitytheatre.com. The Palace Theatre’s 18th Annual Gala Event is Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m. at the Manchester Country Club, 180 S. River Road, Bedford. There will be a performance by the cast of Million Dollar Quartet plus hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. Tickets are $75. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. The Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents Monty Python’s Spamalot Friday, June 23, through Sunday, July 30. Tickets are $20 to $50. Visit seacoastrep.org. The Palace Teen Company presents Chicago Tuesday, June 27, and Wednesday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre. org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $15. The Majestic Theatre presents High Fidelity, a New England community theater premiere, Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 29, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 30, at 2 p.m., at the Derry Opera House, 29 W.
One of the biggest summer attractions for southern New Hampshire is Canobie Lake Park, 85 N. Policy St., Salem, which has more than 85 rides, games, live shows and attractions, from roller coasters to merry-go-rounds. The park opened for the season (weekends only) on Saturday, April 30, and opens weekdays starting Memorial Day weekend (which is also when the park’s water play area, Castaway Island, opens). Throughout the summer, there’s an entertainment series with acts throughout the day, ranging from Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars tribute artist concerts to circus performances, magic shows and extreme sports demonstrations. There are fireworks displays from Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4, at 9:15 p.m. each night, plus every Saturday night at 9:15 p.m., weather permitting, starting in July. Plan your trip now, and you may be able to score a deal; on Memorial Day weekend, active U.S. military, veterans and dependents (with ID) get into the park for $10, and on Father’s Day — Sunday, June 18 — dads get in free and receive a free lunch when accompanied by a paying child. General admission is $38 for adults, $29 for kids shorter than 48 inches and seniors 60 and older, free for children 3 and younger. Visit canobie.com or call 893-3506.
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Broadway, Derry. Tickets are $15 to $20. Visit majestictheatre.net, call 669-7469. The Peterborough Players presents The Producers Wednesday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 13, at the theater, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Tickets are $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. Call 924-7585. The Riverbend Youth Company Alumni present The Wedding Singer at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford, Friday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 6. Tickets are $12. Visit amatocenter.org. The Peacock Players presents Heathers Friday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 20 at the Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court St., Nashua. Visit peacockplayers.org or call 8892330 for tickets. The Nashua Actorsingers presents Wild Party Friday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St., Nashua. Tickets and times will be available as the event draws near; visit actorsingers.org. The Palace Silver Stars presents Silver Stars: The Senior Prom Friday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $10.
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(Note: Call for specific information about the ideal age of theater-goers.) The Kids Coop Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry, Friday, May 26, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 27, at 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit derryoperahouse.com or visit kids-coop-theatre.org. Dimensions in Dance produces a ballet version of Aladdin Saturday, May 27, at 11 a.m.
and 3 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets are $18. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. The Palace Teen Apprentice Company present Curtains Young@Part Tuesday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $15. The Palace Youth Theatre presents All Shook Up Young@Part Wednesday, June 14; Thursday, June 15; Tuesday, June 20, and Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $14. The New Hampshire Theatre Project’s Youth Repertory Company presents Around the World in 80 Minutes by Genevieve Aichele Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m., at the West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $10. Visit nhtheatreproject.org or call 431-6644, ext. 1. Impact Children’s Theatre presents Anansi: Keeper of the Stories Tuesday, June 27, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111. The Leddy Center for the Performing Arts presents Annie Friday, July 7, through Sunday, July 23, at the theater, 38c Ladd’s Lane, Epping. Call 679-2781 or visit leddycenter. org. Tickets are $20. Impact Children’s Theatre presents Bremen Musicians Tuesday, July 11, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111. The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents Peter Pan Tuesday, July 11; Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the Palace The-
More than a dozen water slides, a wave pool, live entertainment and other themed attractions are offered at Whale’s Tale Water Park (481 Daniel Webster Highway, Lincoln). Check out the Shipwreck Island, a water playground for kids complete with houses and slides, and other larger attractions for teens and adults, like the Eye of the Storm, a funnel-shaped water slide that takes you to speeds up to 35 miles per hour and drops you into a pool at the bottom, and Poseidon’s Voyage, in which sliders are dropped through a trap door down a nearly vertical slide and taken to speeds of up to 38 feet per second. A new attraction expecting to be open for the 2017 season is Akua Beach, a surfing simulator ride. The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 through June 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 1 through Aug. 28 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 to Sept. 4. Daily tickets are $29 general admission, $23 after 3 p.m., $9 for seniors and toddlers and free for infants. Visit whalestalewaterpark.net or call 745-8810.
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atre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 6685588. Tickets are $9. The Teen Actorsingers present Jesus Christ Superstar Friday, July 14, through Sunday, July 16, with shows at the Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St., Nashua. Tickets and times will be available as the event draws near; visit actorsingers.org. Andy’s Summer Playhouse produces George/Melissa, So Far Wednesday, July 19, through Saturday, July 29, at the theater, 582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton. Visit andyssummerplayhouse.org or call 654-2613. Tickets are $16. The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents The Wizard of Oz Tuesday, July 18; Wednesday, July 19, and Thursday, July 20, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9. Impact Children’s Theatre presents The Nightingale Tuesday, July 18, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111. Kids Coop Theatre presents Sister Act Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, July 22, at 1 and 7 p.m., at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets are $16. Visit kids-coop-theatre.org.
The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents Cinderella Tuesday, July 25; Wednesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 27, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9. Impact Children’s Theatre presents Snow White Tuesday, July 25,
at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111. Andy’s Summer Playhouse produces The Amazing Adventures of Arianna Astronaut, which goes on tour this summer, with showtimes Tuesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Andy’s Summer Playhouse (582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton); Thursday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua); Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at Cedarcrest (91 Maple Ave., Keene); Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 1:30 p.m. at Crotched Mountain (1 School House Road, Francestown); Friday, Aug. 4, at the Peterborough Unitarian Church, time TBD (25 Main St., Peterborough); Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Milford Town Hall (1 Union Square, Milford); Saturday, Aug. 12, at Temple Town Hall (time TBA); Sunday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. at Cathedral of the Pines (10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge), and Monday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. at the playhouse.
Visit andyssummerplayhouse.org or call 654-2613. Admission is by donation. The Windham Actors’ Guild’s youth summer production of The Emperor’s New Clothes is at the Windham High School theater, 64 London Bridge Road, Windham, on Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 29, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 30, at 7 p.m. Visit windhamactorsguild.com for ticket information. The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents The Little Mermaid Tuesday, Aug. 1; Wednesday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9. Impact Children’s Theatre presents Momotaro on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111. The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents Aladdin Tuesday,
FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Field of Dreams, Salem What: A variety of local rock, acoustic, doowop and tribute acts Where: Field of Dreams Community Park, 48 Geremonty Drive, Salem When: Thursdays, July 6 through Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. Visit: fieldofdreamsnh.org
New Hampshire Fisher Cats Live Music Series What: A variety of music acts performing prior to Fisher Cats games Where: In front of the Samuel Adams Bar & Grill at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester When: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 26 through Aug. 26, beginning at 4:30, 5 or 5:30 p.m., depending on the game Visit: nhfishercats.com
Hampstead What: Local rock, pop, doo-wop and children’s musicians perform Where: Meetinghouse Park, 11 Main St., Hampstead When: Tuesdays, June 27 through Aug. 22, 6 p.m. Visit: meetinghousepark.org/events Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage What: Local musicians from a variety of genres, followed by fireworks on Wednesdays Where: Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach When: Daily, June 9 through Sept. 4, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Visit: hamptonbeach.org Londonderry Town Common What: Local musicians from a variety of genres, including rock, folk and acoustic Where: Londonderry Town Common, Pillsbury and Mammoth roads When: Wednesdays, June 14 through Aug. 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Visit: londonderryartscouncil.org Merrimack What: Local musicians from a variety of genres, including oldies, swing, rhythm and blues, classic rock and more HIPPO | MAY 25 - 31, 2017 | PAGE 30
Pelham What: A variety of local rock, country, folk, children’s and tribute acts Where: Pelham Village Green, in front of Pelham Public Library When: Every other Wednesday, June 28 through Aug. 23, 6 to 8 p.m. Visit: pelhamcommunityspirit.org Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage. Photo by Matt Parker.
Presidential Oaks What: Local jazz and pop acts Where: Abbie Griffin Park, adjacent to Nashua Public Library Where: Presidential Oaks, 200 Pleasant St., the Town Hall at 6 Baboosic Lake Road, What: Local musicians from a variety of genres Concord Merrimack Where: Nashua Public Library plaza, 2 When: Tuesdays, June 27 through Aug. 8, When: Wednesdays, June 21 through Aug. Court St., Nashua 6:30 to 8 p.m. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. When: Wednesdays at noon and Thursdays Visit: presidentialoaks.org Visit: merrimackparksandrec.org at 7 p.m., July 12 through July 26 Visit: nashualibrary.org Summer in the Street Milford What: Live performances in downtown What: Local musicians from a variety of New Boston streets genres What: Local musicians from a variety of Where: Pleasant Street between Porter Where: Emerson Park, Milford genres like rock, folk and acoustic perform Street and Market Square, Portsmouth When: Wednesdays, July 5 through Aug. 30, Where: Town Common gazebo, 7 Meeting- When: Saturdays, June 24 through July 29, 7 to 8:30 p.m. house Hill Road, New Boston 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit: milfordrec.com When: Every other Tuesday, June 27 Visit: proportsmouth.org through Aug. 22, 6 to 8 p.m. Visit: newbostonnh.gov
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From rides and slides to river rafts and wave pools, Water Country in Portsmouth has all kinds of water-based attractions for kids and grownups. Journey through mild tube slides like the dark and misty Dragon’s Den, designed for double riders, or the Thunder Falls & Wild Canyon, designed for families and groups of two to four, which simulates whitewater rafting through a series of twists and turns. Or, if you’re looking for something more intense, there’s the 422-foot-long Racing Rapids, the 396-foot-long Plunge tube slide, the Double Geronimo extreme body slide, which sends sliders speeding down a 58-foot-high drop, and other body slides. You can always chill out in the regular Activity Pool, Whirl Pool, Giant Wave Pool or the Adventure River, a leisurely quarter-mile river raft ride with scenery like waterfalls, mountains and caves. Children can play freely in the kiddie area, which includes a 40-foot-long pirate ship, an octopus slide, a Tahiti Tree House with slides and a giant tipping water bucket, and Bubble Bay, a pool with bubbling water and spraying geysers. Water Country is at 2300 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth. Opening day is Saturday, June 10. From June 15 through Aug. 28, the park is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5, 6 or 6:30 p.m., depending on the day. Single-day admission costs $44.99 per person; season pass packages are also available, ranging from $53.99 to $89.99. For more information, call 427-1111 or visit watercountry.com. Aug. 8; Wednesday, Aug. 9, and Thursday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9. Impact Children’s Theatre presents How the Rainbow Was Made Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111. Andy’s Summer Playhouse produces Musical: Posted! Thursday, Aug. 10, through Saturday, Aug. 19, at the theater, 582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton. Visit andyssummerplayhouse.org or call 654-2613. Tickets are $16. Impact Children’s Theatre presents Humpty Dumpty Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Tickets are $7.50. Visit ccanh.com or call 225-1111. The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Tuesday, Aug. 15; Wednesday, Aug. 16, and Thursday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9. The Riverbend Youth Company presents High School Musical Friday, Aug. 18, through Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford. Tickets are $12. Visit amatocenter.org. The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series
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presents Pinocchio Tuesday, Aug. 22; Wednesday, Aug. 23, and Thursday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9. The Palace’s Children’s Summer Series presents Alice in Wonderland Tuesday, Aug. 29; Wednesday, Aug. 30, and Thursday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588. Tickets are $9.
Concerts The Nashua Chamber Orchestra presents “Songs and Dances,” a concert directed by David Feltner, on Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Judd Gregg Hall, Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St., Nashua, and Sunday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Milford Town Hall, 1 Union Square, Milford. Tickets are $18. Visit nco-music.org. Call 582-5211. The Souhegan Valley Chorus presents a concert, “Give My Regards to Broadway,” Saturday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at the Milford High School cafeteria, 100 West St., Milford. Tickets are $20. Visit souheganvalleychorus. org. The Purple Finches Youth Chorus
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Spring Recital is Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St., Concord. The chorus features singers in kindergarten through eighth grade. Tickets are $5 at the door. Visit ccmusicschool.org. There’s a free Bach’s Lunch Concert at the Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St., Concord, Thursday, June 8, from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the school’s recital hall featuring faculty members Peggo Horstmann Hodes singing and Kent Allyn on piano, bass and guitar. The duo will take listeners “to the moon and back” with moon-themed tunes. Visit ccmusicschool.org. Women Singing Out! performs in a concert, “Funky Divas of Gospel,” Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church (1035 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth); Saturday, June 10, at 3 p.m. at First Parish United Church of Christ (176 W. High St., Somersworth); and Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church (1035 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth). Tickets are $12 to $15. Visit womensingingout.org. The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra presents a concert Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $25. Visit themusichall. org or call 436-9900. There’s a concert, “Colors Unseen,” at the Grace Episcopal Church, 106 Lowell St., Manchester, Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m., featuring original works by James Tebbetts. Free. Visit mcmusicschool.org. The Manchester Community Music School hosts a “Colors Unseen” recital, featuring original works composed by adult student Jim Tebbetts at Grace Episcopal Church, 106 Lowell St., Manchester, Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. Visit mcmusicschool.org or call 644-4548. On Tuesday, July 4, concerts happen in honor of Independence Day at Holman Stadium (67 Amherst St., Nashua). Symphony NH performs at 7:15 p.m., and the Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps perform at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk. The Lowell Philharmonic performs an outdoor concert Sunday, July 16, at 2 p.m. at the Shedd Park Pavilion, 453 Rogers St., Lowell, Mass. Admission is free, with a suggested $10 donation for adults, $5 for seniors,
children and students (with an ID). The New Hampshire Drum Festival is Saturday, July 22, from noon to 8 p.m. at Budweister Brewery, 221 DW Highway, Merrimack. Admission is free. Visit facebook.com/nhdrumfestival. The Manchester Community Music School’s Mid-Summer Starz Concert and Fundraiser is Wednesday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m., at the Manchester Community Music School, 2291 Elm St., Manchester. The variety show features the summer band, chamber groups and a special guest performing artist. The event is free and includes raffles, with food and drinks available.Visit mcmusicschool.org or call 644-4548.
Summer series The Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson, hosts its 2017 Summer Concert Series in the library courtyard starting Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m., featuring BAZA. Other concerts feature the Acoustic Truffle Thursday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m.; Stoneys Wicket Din Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m.; Miss Maybell and Slimpickins Thursday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m.; Timberlane Community Band Thursday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m.; and Volare Jazz Band Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. Visit kimballlibrary.com or call 362-5234. Nashua’s Summer Fun Series includes a variety of concerts at the Greeley Park bandshell, 100 Concord St., Nashua. June concerts include the Spartans Drum & Bugle performance Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m.; the Alumni Band on Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m.; the Amherst Town Band on Tuesday, June 6, at 7 p.m.; Shannachie performing Irish music Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m.; the Hollis Town Band on Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m.; a Beatles tribute band Monday, June 19, at 7 p.m.; The Cranks on Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m.; and the Belairs Do-Wop concert Friday, June 30, at 6 p.m. July events include The Slakas on Saturday, July 8, at 7 p.m.; the Windham Concert Band on Wednesday, July 12, at 7 p.m.; the American Legion Band on Monday, July 17, at 7 p.m.; the Gopherbroke concert on Tuesday, July 18, at 7 p.m.; a ’60s Invasion concert Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m.; Shannachie Irish music Tuesday, July 25,
at 7 p.m.; and children’s performer Marcus Gale on Monday, July 31, at 6 p.m. August events at the park include the American Legion Band on Monday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m.; Shannachie on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m.; The Raymond Street Klezmer Band on Aug. 16, at 7 p.m.; and the New Legacy Band on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. The Manchester Community Music School Summer Band Concert Series comprises events Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m., in the Bedford Market Basket Gazebo; Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m., at the Sea Shell Stage at Hampton Beach; Wednesday, Aug. 16, at noon, at Veteran’s Park, Manchester; and Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m., at Stark Park in Manchester. All are free to attend. Visit mcmusicschool.org or call 644-4548. The Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua, hosts Bach’s Lunch Concerts Wednesdays at noon during the summer in the newly renovated Chandler Memorial Wing. Pianist Gregg Pauley performs Wednesday, July 12, at noon; Fin de Siecle, a period-instrument string quartet, performs Wednesday, July 19, at noon; the Symphony NH Chamber Players perform Wednesday, July 26, at noon; soprano Rebecca Haines performs Wednesday, Aug. 2, at noon (not appropriate for children 5 or younger); the Boston Ballet Saxophone Quartet performs Wednesday, Aug. 9, at noon; pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite performs Wednesday, Aug. 16, at noon; and the Fred Moyer Jazz Trio performs Wednesday, Aug. 23, at noon. All are open to the public; call 589-4600 or visit nashualibrary.org.
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The Nashua library also hosts a Summer Concerts on the Plaza series, at which attendees are invited to bring a blanket, pack a picnic and chill out to free music on the library lawn (or inside if it rains) at 7 p.m. The Marc Berger Band performs Thursday, July 13; the Branches Steel Orchestra (a steel drum band) performs Thursday, July 20; the Veronica Robles Mariachi Band performs Thursday, July 27; the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio performs Thursday, Aug. 3; the Jason Anick Gypsy Trio performs Thursday, Aug. 10, and Low Lily performs Thursday, Aug. 17. Call 589-4600 or visit nashualibrary.org.
See Hippo’s Music This Week listing every week in the Nite section for more listings of bands playing are area venues big and small.
Shows Catch hard rockers Chevelle with Aeges and Silver Snake at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Thursday, May 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $36. Six-piece folk rock band Delta Rae performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, May 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35
to $40. Veteran rockers Rusted Root, best known for their 1994 hit “Send Me On My Way,” perform at The Flying Monkey on Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $34. L.A.-based singer-songwriter Ana Popovic performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, May 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. Catch the blues-rocking Robert Cray Band at The Flying Monkey on Sunday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49. Singer-songwriter Bob Schneider performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, June 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. Don’t miss The Fabulous Thunderbirds at The Flying Monkey on Friday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29. Country music star Miranda Lambert performs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $39.75. Catch veteran L.A. rockers Ambrosia at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, June 4, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $45. Blues rockers George Thorogood and The Destroyers perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $44.50 to $64.50. Louisiana-based blues guitarist and singer Tab Benoit performs at The Flying Monkey on Thursday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $34. Catch Goffstown-based band Recycled Percussion at the Historic Music Hall on Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Veterans
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Memorial Park (889 Elm St., Manchester) on Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m., and at The Flying Monkey on Saturday, June 10, at 2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m, and on Sunday, June 11, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $32.50 to $39. Don’t miss ‘90s alternative rockers Everclear with Vertical Horizon and Fastball at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $31 in advance, $36 at the door. See Gaelic Storm at The Flying Monkey on Friday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29. See blues singer-songwriter Albert Cummings at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, June 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $25. Don’t miss the Not Fade Away Band, a Brentwood-based Grateful Dead and classic rock cover group, at The Shaskeen Pub & Restaurant on Saturday, June 10, at 9:30 p.m. Classic rock legends America perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $49.50 to $64.50. Multi-platinum album-selling singer-songwriter Joan Osborne, best known for her ‘90s pop hit “One of Us,” performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, June 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $55. Catch ‘80s rockers Ratt with Cringe and Red Sky Mary at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, June 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Don’t miss Josh Ritter at the Tupelo
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You can celebrate Christmas all year long at the holiday-themed amusement park Santa’s Village in Jefferson. There are all kinds of kid-friendly rides and attractions, such as the Reindeer Carousel, the Yule Log Flume and The Skyway Sleigh. You can tour the village via Santa’s Express Train, catch overhead views of the park and of Mount Washington aboard the Christmas Ferris Wheel and even travel through Scrooge’s house during The Great Humbug Adventure ride. Cool off in the summertime at the Ho Ho H20 Water Park or zip down the Joy Ride Slides, a trio of water slides standing three stories high. Of course, it wouldn’t be Santa’s Village without Santa, who is always available to take pictures with guests at his home. You can also stop by the reindeer barn to pet and feed real reindeer and play reindeer games. Finally, be sure to catch a show at one of the village’s entertainment venues like the Jingle Bell Theater or the Polar Theater, or become the star of the show yourself during Christmas Carol-o-key, a guest-led singalong of holiday songs. Santa’s Village is at 528 Presidential Highway in Jefferson. It’s open daily June 17 through Sept. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m., depending on the day, and on various weekends throughout the year. Single-day rates are $32 per person, $29 for seniors 62+ and free for children under age 4. For more information, call 586-4445 or visit santasvillage.com.
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Bop Kids at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Monday, July 3, at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $29.75. Pop rock band Daughtry performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Thursday, July 6, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $43 in advance, $48 at the door. Catch alternative rockers 311 with New Politics and The Skints at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $51 in advance, $56 at the door.
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MUSIC & COMEDY VENUES Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, 72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford, 293-4700, meadowbrook.net Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com Chunky’s Cinema Pub, 151 Coliseum Ave., Nashua, 880-8055, chunkys.com The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, 536-2551, flyingmonkeynh.com Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, 9294100, casinoballroom.com Headliners Comedy Club, Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, 9883673, headlinerscomedyclub.com Historic Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org Shaskeen Pub and Restaurant, 909 Elm St., Manchester, 625-0246, theshaskeenpub.com SNHU Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester, 644-5000, snhuarena.com Stockbridge Theatre, Pinkerton Academy, 44 N. Main St., Derry, 437-5210, stockbridgetheatre.com Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A St., Derry, 4375100, tupelohall.com
See guitarist and songwriter Johnny A. at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, June 24, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $35. Eagles tribute band Eaglemania performs at The Flying Monkey on Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Relive the ‘60s and ‘70s during the 2017 Happy Together Tour, as it makes a stop at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Sunday, June 25, at 8 p.m. Bands to appear include The Association, The Turtles, The Cowsills, The Box Tops and more. Tickets range from $30 to $60. See the Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Sunday, June 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $39.75. Best known for their smash hit “Africa,” ‘80s rock titans Toto perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, June 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $100 to $275. See blues rock band Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room at the Tupelo Music hall on Friday, June 30, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $28 to $40. Roots rock singer-songwriter John Mellencamp will perform with Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Friday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.25. Sublime tribute band Badfish! perform with Roots of Creation at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, July 1, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19 in advance, $23 at the door. Catch the Tedeschi Trucks Band with The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Saturday, July 1, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $24.75. See Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Sunday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.75. Don’t miss a performance by The Kidz
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See John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, July 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $55. See Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder at the Tupelo Music Hall on Wednesday, July 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $60. Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash will appear at The Flying Monkey on Wednesday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $79.50. Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Dionne Warwick performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, July 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $75 to $90. See the Los Lonely Boys at The Flying Monkey on Thursday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $47. Catch Eddie Money at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, July 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $60. See country star Brantley Gilbert with Tyler Farr and Luke Combs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Friday, July 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $39.75. See Walter Trout at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, July 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $40. Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, best known for her early ‘90s hit “Stay (I Missed You),” performs at The Flying Monkey on Saturday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Don’t miss The Mavericks at the Historic Music Hall on Saturday, July 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $42 to $54. Alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold perform with Volbeat at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Tuesday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.75. See ‘80s star and four-time Grammy Award winner Pat Benatar performs with Neil Giraldo at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Wednesday, July 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $26 to $70. Catch ‘80s rockers The Alarm at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, July 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $55. Don’t miss The Fab Four, a Californiabased tribute band of The Beatles, at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, July 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $40. See singer-songwriter Jim Messina at The Flying Monkey on Friday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39. See Canadian rock quartet Theory of a Deadman performs with Starset at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $23 in advance, $28 at the door. Catch The Amy Black Band at the Music Hall Loft on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Blues artists Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $40. Country superstars Lady Antebellum perHIPPO | MAY 25 - 31, 2017 | PAGE 36
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form with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Sunday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $34.75. Don’t miss Booker T. Jones at The Flying Monkey on Sunday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39. Catch the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Historic Music Hall on Wednesday, July 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $38 to $42. See country artist Clint Black perform at The Flying Monkey on Thursday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $69. Irish singer Mary Black performs at The Flying Monkey on Friday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45. See post-grunge band Fuel with Red Sky Mary at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, July 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $55. See rockers Tower of Power at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $40. See Lifehouse, Switchfoot and Brynn Elliott at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Don’t miss the Glenn Miller Orchestra perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $40. See Dashboard Confessional, The AllAmerican Rejects and The Maine at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29.75. Country artist Lee Brice performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 at the door. See OneRepublic perform with Fitz & the Tantrums and James Arthur at the Bank of
New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $35.25. Country music singer Luke Bryan performs with Brett Eldredge and Craig Campbell at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49.75. Don’t miss The Fixx at the Tupelo Music Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $55. See The Beach Boys at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $70. Led Zeppelin-tribute band Get the Led Out performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Aug. 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $26 in advance, $31 at the door. Catch The Roosevelts at the Music Hall Loft on Friday, Aug. 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Folk star Suzanne Vega performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $40. See The Chris Robinson Brotherhood perform at the Historic Music Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29. ‘80s rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon perform at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.75. Multi-platinum selling North Carolina rock band Tesla perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $36 in advance, $41 at the door. Grammy-nominated country singersongwriter Hunter Hayes performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. See Chris Isaak perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $65 to $88. Singer Patti LaBelle performs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $39.75. Blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Rockers The Bacon Brothers perform at The Flying Monkey on Friday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59. Singer-songwriter Don McLean performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $63 to $78. Jazz group Spyro Gyra performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $45. See Shinyribs perform at the Music Hall Loft on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $34. Country stars Florida Georgia Line perform with Nelly and Chris Lane at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Friday, Sept. 1, and Saturday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49.75. Blues rock legend Popa Chubby performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $30.
Festivals Join Field of Dreams Community Park (Geremonty Drive, Salem) for its Barbecue JamFest on Saturday, June 3, from noon to 4:30 p.m., featuring live music, food, raffles, children’s games and more. Admission is free. Visit fieldofdreamsnh.org or call 233-4455. The Thing in the Spring, an arts and music festival held across various locations in Peterborough featuring several local musicians, returns Wednesday, June 7, through Monday, June 12. Weekend passes are $50 and tickets to individual shows range from $10 to $15. Visit thethinginthespring.com for the full schedule. The annual Two to Lou Music Festival returns to Sandlot Sports and Entertainment (56 North Road, Sandown) on Saturday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This year’s festival features Jon Butcher of the Jon Butcher Axis. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. Visit twotolou.com. The annual Lowell Folk Festival returns to the city for a 31st year from Friday, July 28, through Sunday, July 30. The festival features live music in downtown Lowell, Mass., plus food, crafts, children’s activities and more. Admission is free. Visit lowellfolkfestival.org. Christian rock festival SoulFest returns to Gunstock Mouncochetain Resort (719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford) from Thursday, Aug. 3, through Saturday, Aug. 5. Headlining acts include Jars of Clay, Ryan Stevenson, Aaron Cole and several others. Ticket prices vary. Visit thesoulfest.com. Join the Granite State Blues Society for the 15th annual Barnful of Blues Festival on Saturday, Aug. 5, from noon to 7:30 p.m. at at the Hillsborough County Youth Center (15 Hilldale Lane, New Boston). Performers include The Michael Vincent Band, Veronica Lewis, The Chris Fitz Band, Skip Philbrick and several others. Tickets are $20 before June 15 and $25 after June 15. Visit granitestateblues.org. Don’t miss the 3rd annual New England Country Music Festival at the Redhook Brewery (1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth) on Sunday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 9:30 p.m., featuring performers like Frankie Ballard, Michael Ray, William Michael Morgan and others. Tickets range from $15 to $85. Visit ne-countrymusic.com.
See Mark Scalia at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, June 3, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Tupelo Music Hall hosts a Tupelo Night of Comedy on Friday, June 9, at 8 p.m., featuring comedians Frank Santorelli and Chris Pennie. Tickets are $18. Veteran Comedy Central comedian Leighann Lord takes the stage at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, June 10, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
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1, at 6 p.m.; Dr. Truscot: The Balboa Health Clinic Monday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m.; Casablanca Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m.; Princess Mononoke Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m.; Michelangelo: Big Hall Sunday, June 18, at 1 p.m.; Goldfinger, which is an outdoor movie on Main Street Friday, June 23, at dusk; Monteroy on Saturday, June 24, (time TBD), and The Princess Bride Quote-A-Long Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. O’neil Cinemas, 24 Calef Highway, Epping, hosts the Fifth Annual Granite Youth Film Festival, presented by the United Way of the Greater Seacoast and the Granite Youth Alliance, showcasing work by youth across New Hampshire Sunday, June 4, at 5 p.m., and Monday, June 5, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5. Visit uwgs.org/ilmsf. Visit oneilcinemas.com. Regal Cinemas has $1 Summer Movies Express series starting June 27 Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with films starting at 10 a.m. There are theaters across the country participating, including Regal Concord 10, 282 Loudon Road, Concord. Call 844462-7342 or visit regmovies.com/movies/ summer-movie-express. The Nashua Chamber of Commerce has a Downtown Dinner & A Movie series outside on East Pearl St., with all movies starting at dusk. Films include The Proposal Tuesday, June 27; E.T. Tuesday, July 18; Oceans 11 Tuesday, Aug. 1; and La La Land Tuesday, Aug. 15. Tickets are $10, and reserved tables and VIP packages are available. Food and drink will be provided for an additional charge by local restaurants, including Fratello’s and Stella Blu. Visit nashuachamber.com. Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main St., Concord, continues its “Bring Your Own Baby” series throughout the summer, in which new parents can enjoy a movie in a baby-friendly theater, complete with brighter lights and lower volume. Upcoming screenings are Saturday, June 10, at 10 a.m.; Saturday, July 8, at 10 a.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $8. Visit redrivertheatres.org. Prescott Park hosts its movie screening series presented by the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Monday, July 10; The LEGO Batman Monday, July 17; Ghostbusters Monday, July 24; Finding Dory Monday, July 31; Monty Python and the Holy Grail Monday, Aug. 7; Moana Monday, Aug. 14; Willow Monday, Aug. 21; Dirty Dancing Thursday, Aug. 24; La La Land Friday, Aug. 25; and Spaceballs Thursday, Aug. 31. Visit prescottpark.org. Nashua Summer Fun, presented by Parks and Recreation, hosts a Pics in the Park series, with films starting at dusk. Flicks include The LEGO Batman Friday, July 14, at Greeley Park, 100 Concord St., Nashua, and Rogue One Friday, Aug. 4, at the Nashua Airport, 93 Perimeter Road, Nashua. Visit nashuanh.gov. The TD Bank and Intown Manchester Summer Fest hosts Free Movies in the Park, with Trolls on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m., and The Goonies Thursday, Aug. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m., both in Veterans Park. Visit intownmanchester.com.
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See Bill Simas at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, June 17, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Don’t miss Mike Koutrobis at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, June 24, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Tupelo Music Hall hosts a Tupelo Night of Comedy on Saturday, July 1, at 8 p.m., featuring Orlando Baxter and Drew Dunn. Tickets are $18. See Steve Guilmette at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, July 8, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Don’t miss comedian Lenny Clark at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, July 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. Catch Mark Riccadonna at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, July 15, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Don’t miss Greg Boggis’s Friday Night Comedy event on Saturday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord), featuring Dave Rattigan and Carolyn Riley. Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $13.50 for students, seniors and Hatbox members. Visit hatboxnh.com. Mark Scalia takes the stage again at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, July 22, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. The Greg and the Morning Buzz Comedy Series presents Tom Segura at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Thursday, July 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $26 to $50. Improv comic stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, co-stars of the Emmy-nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway?, appear at the Historic Music Hall on Thursday, July 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $28 to $52. See Jackie Flynn at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, July 29, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Comedian Stephanie Peters takes the stage at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. See Comedy Central comedian Tim Krompier at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. The Greg and the Morning Buzz Comedy Series presents comedian Ron White at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $79. The Greg and the Morning Buzz Comedy Series presents Brian Regan at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $33 to $65. See Johnny Joyce at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Comedian Jody Sloane takes the stage at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
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Don’t miss the annual Lite Up the Nite 5K Run/Walk for Mental Health, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at Derryfield Park (Louis Israel Martel Drive, Manchester). Proceeds from the race will benefit community mental health outreach in the state. Participants are encouraged to wear neon colors. Race day registration starts at 4:30 p.m. and is $30. Visit runformentalhealth.org or call 206-8563.
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Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (10 A St., Derry) at 8 p.m. Colvin has released eight studio albums dating back to 1989 and is perhaps best known for her 1997 folk rock hit “Sunny Came Home.” Tickets start at $50. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com or call 437-5100.
EAT: spaghetti The next free spaghetti dinner hosted by First Parish Congregational Church (47 E. Derry Road, Derry) will be held on Friday, May 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Visit freemealsinderry. blogspot.com or call 434-0628.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment in the film series starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and the first since 2011, hits theaters everywhere.
DRINK: wine Join Incredibrew (112 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua) Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. for A Bottle of Red, a Bottle of White … Taste, Make, Bottle and Take, a wine mixing event using Australian Chardonnay and Rosso Grande wines. No winemaking experience is necessary. The cost is $60 per six bottles. Visit incredibrew.com or call 891-2477.
Local authors Coleen Burpeau and Carol Owen will appear at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) at 5:30 p.m. to present their recently released works. Burpeau will be sharing her two books of poetry, Harmony and Compassion. Owen will be sharing her novel Heartfelt. Admission is free. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562.
BE MERRY: with crafts The Route 4 indoor/outdoor craft fair will be held on Sunday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Daniels Hall (186 Old Turnpike Road, Nottingham) and will feature dozens of local craft and jewelry vendors. Call 942-8372 for more details.
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ARTS Two decades of sculpture
Mill Brook Gallery celebrates 20th Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit By Kelly Sennott
The Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden is not your everyday gallery. It sits alongside a rural road, at the end of a long, dirt driveway decorated with trees, flowers, wooden fences and sculptures. The building itself holds smaller pieces — paintings, prints, photographs, jewelry — and behind it, nestled next to a small pond and pasture of grazing horses, stand more than 20 outdoor-friendly pieces courtesy of New England artists. They’re all part of the gallery’s 20th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, on view May 26 through Oct. 15, with an opening reception Sunday, May 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. Before owner Pam Tarbell started the gallery in 1996, her property housed after-school art programs, teaching kids the media they might not learn in school due to time or budget constraints. But while she taught these classes, she realized there were other gaps in their art education. “I realized I didn’t see a lot of art history in their art classes,” Tarbell said during an interview at the gallery, a week before the show’s start. “Maybe some had gone to the Currier. Maybe one had been to Boston. … But mostly, people do not take their kids to see art.” So Tarbell took action and went to the 20th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Where: Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord When: On view May 26 through Oct. 15; opening reception Sunday, May 28, from 2 to 4 p.m.; hours are Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment Contact: 226-2046, themillbrookgallery.com
Left: “We Two Together” by Michael Alfano. Right: “Gryphon” by Jeffrey Briggs. Kelly Sennott photos.
zoning board three times before obtaining permission to start the gallery on her property. It was important to her she open the space up not only to local painters and printmakers but also to sculptors, who at the time didn’t have a lot of avenues to sell work. “Twenty years ago, it was like sculptors were dying to get their pieces out and exposed because there were no places to exhibit,” Tarbell said. Since then, things have changed. The medium has found its way into “sculpture walks” in universities and downtowns. Sometimes it’s actually hard to get ahold of enough pieces for a show. “There’s a lot more competition for sculpture now,” Tarbell said. “All of a sudden, everybody decided it was cool, and there were lots of calls for sculptures.” Even so, Tarbell, an artist herself, was able to collect many new pieces to become part of the landscape of her grounds, from the tiny painted metal “Cardinal” by Dale Rogers to
the slim, elegant “Flute Player” looking over the water by David Borrus. Two of the pieces are by Hopkinton, Mass., artist Michael Alfano: “We Two Together,” a bronze resin piece depicting two people holding hands and creating a third, larger face, and “Evolution,” made from stainless steel and granite. “The thing I really love about sculpture is it’s really hands-on, both in the making and the enjoyment of it. Children and adults can walk around the sculpture, and feel it, and touch it,” Alfano said. “Pam provides a wonderful venue, both for the community to come in and see cutting-edge art, and for artists to be able to show their larger pieces that may not fit in indoor galleries, and pieces that are a little more thought-provoking.” Husband-wife team Lindley and Jeffrey Briggs each have a sculpture at the gallery — his “Gryphon,” inspired by the statue overlooking the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is made of fiberglass resin, and so is her “Sanc-
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tuary,” depicting a hand holding a tiny figure. “I love hands. To me, they symbolize nurturing,” Lindley Briggs said via phone.“I’ve been an artist for many, many years. … I’m always fascinated by looking at people’s hands. I think there’s symbolism in what they evoke.” The Newburyport, Mass., couple have been professional artists for decades. Past clients include Disney, Eddie Bauer, L.L. Bean and Timberland. Recently, Jeffrey Briggs was commissioned to create the Greenway Carousel for the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. Their work has seen many outdoor exhibits, most commissioned by schools or organizations, but few galleries. “[Tarbell] is one of the few gallery owners with such a huge sculpture show in New England. In your traditional gallery, sculpture is minimized because sales for paintings are so much better. People can always buy paintings and put them on the wall, but sculpture is a lot more difficult to sell,” Lindley Briggs said.
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Looking for more art, theater and classical music? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store or Google Play. Art Events •NASHUA INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM Three international sculptors visit Nashua and create large granite or metal outdoor sculpture to give to the city. Theme is “Together.” Artists are on-site working Monday-Friday May 15 through June 1 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at NIMCO.
Nashua, NH Nashua. Visit nashuasculpturesymposium.org. • GRAND OPENING: NANCY MORGAN ART Gallery featuring Morgan’s textile scenes of coastal life. Fri., June 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 238 State St., Portsmouth. Call 427-8611. Visit nancymorganart.com. • LEAGUE OF NH CRAFTSMEN PANEL DISCUSSION
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Fri., June 2, 5-7 p.m., plus reception featuring 5 exhibitors in “Pushing the Limits” at League headquarters, 49 S. Main St., Concord. Tackling topics, like, why am I a craftsman? Why is this important? Visit nhcrafts.org. Open calls • CALL FOR ART For upcoming Studio 550 shows, which
change every month and are at the Studio 550 Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester. Visit 550arts.com for details on upcoming shows and how to submit pieces or call 232-5597. • SEEKING ARTWALK 2017 COORDINATOR City Arts Nashua seeking to contract experienced professional to manage the planning and implementation of ArtWalk Weekend,
Oct. 14-Oct. 15, 2017. Time commitment is about 10 hours per week. Submit resumes, examples of success project/ event management to info@ cityartsnashua.org by May 31. Openings • “INDY 500 AND BEYOND” Student art show. On view May 5-June 5. Opening Thurs., May 25, 5-7:30 p.m. Lamont Gallery,
Phillips Exeter, 20 Main St., Exeter. Call 777-3461. • JOE FLAHERTY Painting show. On view May 26-June 30. Opening Fri., May 26, 4-6 p.m. VIBE Art Gallery, 67 High St., Somersworth. • “20TH-CENTURY NEW ENGLAND LANDSCAPES” Showcasing work from private collection of Stan Fry. On view June 3-July 21. Opening Sat.,
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• Trash to art: David Poppie is the June artist of the month at Exeter Fine Crafts, 61 Water St., Exeter, with an artist’s reception Friday, June 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. His work is made of disposable materials — from old cassette tapes and tea bags to matches and plastic cutlery — transforming disregarded items into works of art. Poppie, whose work has been featured in The New York Times, earned his B.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin. Call 778-8282 or visit exeterfinecrafts.com. • Dark arts: Deadwick’s Ethereal Emporium’s “The Dark Arts and Crafts Faire” is Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in Pickwick’s Parlor of the Paranormal, 177 State St., Portsmouth. The event presents work by more than 20 New England artists, from “weird wonders” to “exquisite esoterica,” as described in the press release, including prints, jewelry, clothing, costumery and antiques. Call 319-6947 or visit the Facebook page for more information. • Last week of sculpting: The three artists commissioned by City Arts Nashua — Mai Thu Van from Vietnam, Tony Jimenez from Costa Rica and Tom Huff from upstate New York — are in the home stretch of creating their sculptures for the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium. From now until Thursday, June 1, the sculptors will work
June 3, 2-4 p.m. Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen St., Lowell. Call 978-452-7641. Visit whistlerhouse.org. • ANDRE BERTOLINO Art show featuring 15 never-beforeseen works. On view June 1-June 30. Dos Amigos Burritos, 26 N. Main St., Concord. Visit aerosoloncanvas.blogspot.com. • “A LIFETIME OF ART FOR FUN: RETROSPECTIVE WITH KEITH EVELAND AND BOB NILSON” NH Art Association’s Robert Lincoln Levy East Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth. On view May 31 through July 1. Opening Fri., June 2, 5-8 p.m., with music and refreshments. • DAVID POPPIE June artist of the month at Exeter Fine Crafts. 61 Water St., Exeter. Artist who creates pieces from disposable objects. Reception Fri., June 2, 6-8 p.m. Visit exeterfinecrafts. com, call 778-8282. • “THE COLOR OF THE SEASONS” Featuring paint-
“Float” by David Poppie at Exeter Fine Crafts. Courtesy photo.
Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at NIMCO in the Millyard, 1 Pine St., Nashua; visitors are free to come by and see the artists at work. The symposium culminates with a closing ceremony Saturday, June 3, at 1 p.m.; trolleys will meet at City Hall and bring passengers to see the installation sites of the new pieces. Email nashua.sculpture@ gmail.com or visit nashuasculpturesymposium.org. • Two new galleries: One is Nancy Morgan Art, 238 State St., Portsmouth, which hosts a grand opening Friday, June 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery will feature Morgan’s textured scenes of coastal life. Hours include Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 427-8611. There’s another new gallery in the Rollinsford Artist Mills, 1 Front St., Rollinsford, Studio 201, called “The Front Space,” showcasing work by emerging artists. The gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 7 p.m. and Saturday noon to 6 p.m. throughout the 2017 season. Visit thefrontspace.com for updates on the latest shows there. — Kelly Sennott
ings by Bruce McColl. On view June 6-July 7, with a reception Fri., June 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. McGowan Fine Art, 10 Hills Ave., Concord. Visit mcgowanfineart.com or call 225-2515. • JOHN FARRAR Awardwinning contemporary impressionist artists mounts exhibit. Andres Institute of Art at Big Bear Lodge, 106 Route 13, Brookline. Opening Fri., June 9, 7-9 p.m. On view through Saturday, June 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit andresinstitute.org/events. In the Galleries • “AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM: HARBOR SCENES” On view at the Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen St., Lowell. April 1-May 26. Visit whistlerhouse. org, call 978-452-7641. • NHIA BFA ANNUAL EXHIBITION On view May 19-May 27. Emma B. French Gallery, 148 Concord St., Manchester. Roger Williams Gallery, 77
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Dimensions in Dance brings back Aladdin By Kelly Sennott
There are so many reasons Dimensions in Dance Artistic Director Amy Fortier likes presenting ballet productions instead of recitals. One is to teach students new dance styles; in the Manchester company’s version of Aladdin at the Palace Theatre this Saturday, May 27, they tell the story via ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, acro (acrobatics), plus pieces inspired by Bollywood and traditional belly dancing. Fortier first produced Aladdin a decade ago, her first year as director, and she’s encouraged to see company improvements, from the dancers to herself. “As a 26-year-old, I knew a lot about dance, but didn’t know a lot about producing a show,” Fortier said via phone. “The show as a whole is a lot more involved than it was 10 years ago. I’ve learned a lot about theatrical production elements.” These production elements are important to her; she and dance parents spent months devising costumes and sets, spray-painting bird cages for Princess Jasmine’s menagerie and constructing gold, glittery columns for the Cave of Wonders. A fog machine will help create the illusion of the Genie rising from the lamp. “It’s always exciting … for our dancers to showcase what they’ve learned. They’ve worked hard all year, and so that’s why we put so much work into our end of it,” Fortier said. “When we do repeat themes, it’s exciting for them to have been a little tiny kid, and now get to do a bigger part.” Morgan Gosselin, for instance, was a 7-year-old desert flower in her first Aladdin. This time around, she tackles the role of Genie. She can’t remember every detail of that first show, but she’s seen videos. “I think we do a much better job now of
Genevieve Kuhlmann and Brian Gray who perform in Aladdin. Courtesy photo.
making everything flow, and telling a story,” Gosselin said during a recent rehearsal at the studio. “I think our studio’s dancing has gotten a lot better too.” Gosselin said the story element makes both dancing and watching the show more exciting. Her numbers involve aerials, walkovers and cartwheels, but they also involve acting. It’s kind of like theater, but AMY FORTIER musical without singing or speaking; filling the slots between Disney songs are pieces from ballets like Le Corsaire and La Bayadère. Dancers also love the opportunity to perform in solo or featured roles. “I used to dance at a studio that just did a recital-type thing, and there were no solo parts for anyone. Whatever your class was doing, you would do,” said Molly Boll, who performs as Iago. “It’s a lot more fun to get into a character.” The big day — May 27 — is a long, strenuous one for the cast of 179 dancers, who range in age from 2 through adult. Gosselin joked she started running to get fit and ready. Between shows, it’s important they replenish with food, water and rest. But it’s worth all the work. “It’s something we look forward to every year,” Gosselin said.
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Where: Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester When: Saturday, May 27, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission: $18 Contact: palacetheatreorg, 668-5588, dimensionsindance.com
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• Big dreams: The Manchester Community Theatre Players Youth Company presents Fame: The Musical Friday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m., at the MCTP Theatre at the North End Montessori School, 681 Beech St., Manchester. The show, directed by Steve Short, musically directed by Karina Allayne and choreographed by Loren Hallett, looks at a New York City high school dedicated to the performing arts, where everyone dreams of becoming a professional artist. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students. Visit mctp.info or call 800-838-3006. • Songs and dances: The Nashua Chamber Orchestra presents its spring concert, “Songs and Dances,” Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m., at Judd Gregg Hall, Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St., Nashua, and Sunday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m., at the Milford Town Hall, 1 Union Square, on the Milford Oval. Music includes soloist Egle Jarkova performing Brahms’ “Violin Concerto,” Boston area composer Adrienne Elisha’s “Lithuanian Dances” and Haydn’s “Symphony No. 74.” Tickets are $18, available at the door or in advance. Visit nco-music.org or call 582-5211. • Get your Red Sox tickets for June 9: The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus sings the national anthem for the first time ever at Fenway Park for the Boston Red
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Sox on Friday, June 9, at 7:10 p.m., before the game against the Detroit Tigers. The performance is part of Boston Pride Week celebrations. Visit nhgmc.com. • Award-winning playwright: New Hampshire teacher and writer William Ivers of Hooksett recently won the Nor’eastern Play Writing Competition for his play An Unexamined Life, a dark comedy involving a retiring philosophy professor who confronts his own existential crisis on the night of his retirement party, prompted by his sudden lack of purpose and dread over his failings as a father. The show saw a recent reading alongside two other winning plays at the 10th Annual Nor’Eastern Showcase at the Vermont Actor’s Repertory Theatre. • Preview party: The Rochester Opera House hosts a preview party for the new Rochester Performance & Arts Center, with construction nearly completed in the former Carney Medical Supply location. The celebration is at 32 N. Main St., Rochester, on Thursday, June 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., where there will be complimentary refreshments. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com. — Kelly Sennott
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INDY 500 The Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy (Frederick R. Mayer Art Center, 11 Tan Lane, Exeter) presents its annual student art show, “Indy 500 … And Beyond,” featuring work by Exeter students in advanced studio art classes. The exhibition is on view May 5 through June 4 and covers a wide range of themes and media, from sculptures and largescale paintings to stop-motion animation and fashion. There’s a reception on Thursday, May 25, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit exeter.edu/lamontgallery or call 777-3461. Pictured, “Modern Armor” by Grace Williams. Courtesy photo.
Theater Productions • ROCK OF AGES May 5-May 28. Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St., Portsmouth. Visit seacoastrep.org. Tickets $20-$50. • VENUS IN FUR Rolling Die Productions. The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. May 12-May 28. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets $15. Visit playersring. org. Call 436-8123. • CAFE MURDER Riverbend Youth Company. Thurs., May 25, and Fri., May 26, at 7:30 p.m. Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Mil112457 ford. For adults and children 13 and older. $15. Visit svbgc.org. • DORKS IN DUNGEONS: SEASON 5 Improv comedy show inspired by Dungeons & Dragons. Fri., May 26, at 7:30 p.m. 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth. $12 ahead of time, pay-what-you-can at the May 28, 29 & 30 ……...….. Mill Falls, Route 3, Meredith door. Visit dorksindungeons. July 16 & 17 ………….…………..… Route 11, Alton Bay com. • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST August 13 & 14 ….... Town Green, Main Street, Lincoln Kids Coop Theatre production. May 26, at 7 p.m.; Sat., May September 3, 4 & 5……………...… Route 11, Alton Bay Fri., 27, at 1 and 7 p.m. Derry Opera September 17 & 18 ….……….. Route 1, Hampton Falls House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. $14. Visit kids-coop-theatre.org. October 1 & 2 ….....…...…. Mill Falls, Route 3, Meredith • IN THE COMPANY OF GEROctober 8, 9 & 10 ... Town Green, Main Street, Lincoln TRUDE STEIN AND THORNTON WILDER Produced by Arts, Crafts, Food & Music ~ Free Admission, Rain or Shine Schoolhouse Players. Fri., May 26, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 27, at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 28, at 2 p.m.; Fri., June 2, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., June 3, at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., June 4, at 2 p.m. Hatbox Theatre, Arts, Crafts, Food & Music ~ Free Admission, Rain or Shine 270 Loudon Road, Concord. Tickets $16.50. Visit hatboxnh. com. • ALADDIN Dimensions in Dance performance. Sat., May Arts, Crafts, Food & Music ~ Free Admission, Rain or Shine More info at www.castleberryfairs.com 27, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets $18. Visit palacetheatre.org. • FAME Majestic Community Theatre Players Youth Company production. Fri., June 2, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., June 3, at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., June 4, at 2 p.m. MCTP Theatre, North End Montessori
School, 681 Beech St., Manchester. Tickets $20. Visit mctp.info. Call 800-838-3006. • CURTAINS Palace Teen Apprentice Company. Tues., June 6, at 7:30 p.m.; Wed., June 7, at 7:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Call 668-5588. Visit palacetheatre. org. Tickets $15. • MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Palace Theatre production. June 2-June 25. 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit palacetheatre. org. Call 668-5588, ext. 127. Tickets $25-$45.
ages 8 to 18. June 5 through June 9, 6-9 p.m. each day. Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St., Nashua. Visit peacockplayers. org.
Ca Classical Music Events • A TASTE OF CABONNAY Wine tasting, preview of upcoming menu with petite versions entrees and appetizers, proceeds go to Symphony NH. Thurs., May 25, 6-9 p.m. Cabonnay, 55 Bridge St., Manchester. $70. Call 595-9156. • NASHUA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA “Songs and Dances” concert. Sat., June 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Judd Gregg Hall, Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St., Nashua. Sun., June 4, at 7:30 p.m. Milford Town Hall, 1 Union Square, Milford. Visit nco-music.org. Prices $18. Call 582-5211. • GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY Concert featuring Souhegan Valley Chorus. Sat., June 3, at 6 p.m. Milford High School, 100 West St., Milford. Tickets $20. Visit souheganvalleychorus.org. • A MANCHESTER CHORAL SOCIETY: MURDER MYSTERY PARTY Sun., June 4, at 7 p.m. Veranda Restaurant, 201 Hanover St., Manchester. Tickets $50 a person. Includes appetizers, silent auction, cash bar. Proceeds support Manchester Choral Society. Visit mcsnh.org. • PURPLE FINCHES YOUTH CHORUS SPRING RECITAL Mon., June 5, at 7 p.m. South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St., Concord. Featuring singers kindergarten through eighth grade. Tickets $5. Visit ccmusicschool.org. • BACH’S LUNCH CONCERT Thurs., June 8, 12:1012:50 p.m. Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St., Concord. Featuring faculty members Peggo Horstmann Hodes singing, Kent Allyn on piano, bass and guitar. Visit ccmusicschool. org. Free.
2016 Auditions/open calls • AUDITIONS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Presented by NH Theatre Factory. Mon., May 29, 6-7 p.m. youth auditions, 6:30-9:30 p.m., adult auditions. Concord City Auditorium. And Tues., May 30, 6-7 p.m. youth auditions, 6:30-9:30 p.m. adult auditions, at Derry Opera House. Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Visit nhtheatrefactory.org. • AUDITIONS: CHILDREN’S THEATRE PROJECT’S THE WIZARD OF OZ Appointments only. Sun., June 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon., June 5, 4-8 p.m. The Community Players of Concord, NH Studio, 435 Josiah Bartlett Road, Concord. Visit communityplayersofconcord.org for details. • OPEN AUDITIONS:WILLY WONKA Leddy Center production. Looking for kids and adults. Sat., June 10. Leddy Center for the Performing Arts, 38C Ladd’s Lane, Epping. Visit leddycenter. org, email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule audition appointment.
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lectures... 47 Crafts Fairs, workshops... 48 Health & Wellness Workshops, exercises... 48 Marketing & Business Networking, classes.... 48 Miscellaneous Fairs, festivals, yard sales... 49 Museums & Tours Exhibits, events... 51 Nature & Gardening Hikes, animal events... 51 Over 50 Social outings, sports...
FEATURES 45 Kiddie pool Family activities this week. 46 The Gardening Guy Advice on your outdoors. 47 Treasure Hunt There’s gold in your attic. 48 Car Talk Click and Clack give you car advice. Get Listed From yoga to pilates, cooking to languages to activities for the kids, Hippo’s weekly listing offers a rundown of all area events and classes. Get your program listed by sending information to email@example.com at least three weeks before the event. Looking for more events for the kids, nature-lovers and more? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play or online at hipposcout.com.
Here are some festivities happening across the state this Memorial Day weekend. • Atkinson Memorial Day Parade When: Monday, May 29, 10:30 a.m. Where: Parade will start at Atkinson Town Hall (21 Academy Ave.), then continue onto Leroy Avenue and Main Street to the Atkinson Town Dow Common. A ceremony will follow at the Common by the Soldier’s monument. Visit: town-atkinsonnh.com • Bedford Memorial Day Hometown Parade When: Sunday, May 28, 1 p.m. Where: Parade will start at Bedford High School (47 Nashua Road) and march down County Road and up to Liberty Hill Road before ending at McKelvie Intermediate School (108 Liberty Hill Road), where there will be vendors, refreshments and more. Visit: bedfordreconline.com • Bow Memorial Day Ceremony/ Remembrance and Cookout When: Monday, May 29, 3:15 p.m. Where: A wreath ceremony will be held at the Town Pond (Bow Center Road) at 3:15 p.m., followed by a ceremony at the gazebo from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Food, beverages and music will be provided from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit: bownh.gov • Brookline Memorial Day Ceremony When: Monday, May 29, 9:30 a.m. Where: Brookline Town Hall, 1 Main St., Brookline Visit: brookline.nh.us • Canterbury Memorial Day Parade When: Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m. Where: Parade starts at Canterbury Elementary School (15 Baptist Road) and marches to the center of town. Visit: canterbury-nh.org • Concord Memorial Day Parade When: Monday, May 29, 9 a.m.
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Where: Parade starts at Main and Pleasant streets, continuing on Franklin, North State and Capitol streets, before ending with a closing ceremony at the Statehouse plaza. Visit: concordnh.gov • Derry Memorial Day Parade When: Monday, May 29, 10 a.m. Where: Parade begins at Hood Commons (55 Crystal Ave.) and continues on East Broadway, ending with a ceremony at MacGregor Park. Visit: derrynh.org • Dunbarton Memorial Day Wreath Dedication and Services When: Monday, May 29, 11 a.m. Where: Dunbarton Town Common, 1011 School St., Dunbarton Visit: dunbartonnh.org • Durham Memorial Day Parade When: Monday, May 29, 10 a.m. Where: Parade starts at Mill Pond Road and ends on Main Street in front of Memorial Park. Visit: durhamrec.recdesk.com • Epping Memorial Day Parade and Cookout When: Monday, May 29, 10 a.m. Where: American Legion Post 51, 232 Calef Highway, Epping Visit: eppingrecreation.org • Exeter Memorial Day Parade When: Monday, May 29, 10 a.m.
Where: Parade begins at Swasey Parkway (316 Water St., Exeter), with stops at the Town Bandstand, the Historical Society, Phillips Exeter Academy and Gale Park, before ending at Exeter Cemetery (Linden Street). Visit: exeternh.gov
at Community Park on Main Street. Following the parade will be a chicken barbecue, with proceeds benefitting the town’s eighth-grade Washington, D.C., trip. Visit: henniker.org
• Hollis Memorial Day Ceremony When: Monday, May 29, 5:30 p.m. • Fremont Memorial Day Parade Where: Hollis Town Common, 7 When: Sunday, May 28, 8:30 a.m. Monument Square, Hollis. CereWhere: Begins at Fremont Town mony will include a Color Guard Hall (295 Main St., Fremont) march, a commemoration and flag and ends at the Fremont Village lowering. Cemetery. Visit: hollisnh.org Visit: fremont.nh.gov • Hudson Memorial Day Parade • Goffstown Memorial Day When: Monday, May 29, 2 p.m. Parade Where: Parade starts at Hannaford When: Monday, May 29, 8:30 a.m. (77 Derry Road), before continuWhere: Main Street, Goffstown ing south toward the Hudson Town Visit: goffstownmainstreet.org Common. A ceremony will be held at the Common as the parade con• Hampton Beach Memorial Day tinues to American Legion Post 48 Fireworks (2 Fulton St.). When: Sunday, May 28, 9:30 p.m. Visit: hudsonnh.gov Where: Special Memorial Day fireworks will be on display, with • Londonderry Memorial Day the best views between B and C Parade streets. Fireworks will continue When: Monday, May 29, 10 a.m. every Wednesday evening through Where: Parade begins on Robthe summer. ert Lincoln Way and continues to Visit: hamptonbeach.org Holy Cross Cemetery, then to the Londonderry Town Common for a • Henniker Memorial Day Parade closing ceremony. When: Monday, May 29, 10 a.m. Visit: alpost27.com Where: Parade begins at Henniker Community School (51 Western • Manchester Memorial Day Ave., Henniker) before continu- Parade ing to the town square and ending When: Monday, May 29, 2 p.m.
Where: Parade begins at the corner of Elm and Webster streets, and ends at Veterans Memorial Park (889 Elm St.). Visit: manchesternh.gov
Atlantic Ave., North Hampton), with the barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. at the fire station (235 Atlantic Ave.). Visit: northhampton-nh.gov
• Nashua Memorial Day Parade When: Monday, May 29, 10:30 a.m. Where: Parade begins at Holman Stadium (67 Amherst St.) and travels down Main Street and then to Lake Street before ending at Elm Street Middle School (117 Elm St.). Parade participants include the American Legion, the DAV, the VFW and other local organizations and officials. Visit: nashuanh.gov
• Northwood Memorial Day Parade When: Monday, May 29, 10 a.m. Where: Parade starts at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy (907 1st New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood) before continuing to the Town Hall. Visit: northwoodnh.org
• Fisher Cats Memorial Day Game When: Monday, May 29, 1:35 p.m. Where: Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester. The New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ game against the Reading Fightin Phils will feature special tributes to our service members, Color Guards and more. Tickets start at $12. Visit: nhfishercats.com • New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony When: Tuesday, May 30, 11 a.m. Where: 110 D.W. Highway, Boscawen Visit: nhsvc.com • Newton Memorial Day Parade When: Monday, May 29, 10 a.m. Where: Parade will start at the Newton Fire Department (35 S. Main St., Newton) before heading north past the Newton Town Hall and turning left onto Highland Street. The parade will make a brief stop at Highland Cemetery and then continue on Whittier Street to Willow Grove Cemetery. Visit: newton-nh.gov • North Hampton 275th Kick Off Memorial Day Parade and Barbecue When: Monday, May 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Memorial Day parade and service starts at North Hampton Town Hall (233
Clubs Garden • HOOKSETT GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE Featuring annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, herbs and more. Sat., June 3, 8 a.m. to noon. R&R Public Wholesalers, 1371 Hooksett Road, Hooksett. Free. Visit hooksettnhgardenclub.org. Women’s • SHARING OUR LIVES Each meeting will be guided by a theme for that session and set of questions designed to use as a springboard for sharing. Thursdays, May 25, June 8 and July 27, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Women Supporting Women Center, 111 Water St., Exeter. $10 for mem-
• Raymond Memorial Day Parade When: Monday, May 29, 10 a.m. Where: Parade starts on Main Street by Harriman Road, traveling down Epping Street to Pine Grove Cemeteries. Visit: raymondareanews.com • Sandown Memorial Day Parade When: Monday, May 29, noon Where: Parade starts at the Sandown Depot (1 Depot Road), proceeding south on Main Street, with a brief stop at the War Monument on the lawn of Sandown Town Hall (314 Main St.). Visit: sandown.us • Seabrook Memorial Day Parade When: Sunday, May 28, 9 a.m. Where: Parade starts at Seabrook Town Hall (99 Lafayette Road) and ends at Rand Memorial Congregational Church (134 S. Main St.). Visit: alseabrooknh.org • Windham Memorial Day Parade When: Monday, May 29, 9:30 a.m. Where: Parade kicks off at Windham Center School (2 Lowell Road) and travels to the Cemetery on the Plains, where a commemoration for fallen veterans will be held. The Windham High School Band will lead the march into the cemetery, and free ice cream will be served at the ballpark across the street after the ceremony. Visit: windhamnewhampshire.com
bers or $15 for non-members. Visit wswcenter.wordpress.com/ register or call 772-0799. Continuing Education Open houses • OPEN HOUSE WITH U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES If you have questions about becoming a citizen, come to the library for an open house with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Mon., June 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Free. Visit nashualibrary.org or call 589-4610. Professional development • TED NIGHTS AT THE DERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Derry Public Library will be hosting TED Nights this summer. TED Talks are short, powerful talks on a wide variety of topics. Attendees will view TED Talks and discuss them after. Each night will have a different theme. Come for one or all. Mondays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, Aug. 14, and Aug. 28. Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway, Derry. Free. Visit derrypl.org or call 432-6140. Crafts Fairs • 26TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CRAFT FESTIVAL Featuring American made arts, crafts, specialty
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Join the Griffin Free Public Library (22 Hooksett Road, Auburn) on Wednesday, May 31, at 7 p.m. for Birds, Bats and Butterflies, Keeping Common Wildlife Common, a slideshow presentation featuring Ruth H. Axelrod of the UNH Cooperative Extension. The presentation will highlight more than a dozen wildlife species commonly seen in New Hampshire. Participants will learn cool facts about these animals and find out about how the diverse mix of habitats in our region support species like the American woodcock, the painted turtle, the pileated woodpeaker, brown bats and several other creatures. Admission is free. Visit griffinfree.com or call 483-5374.
Health & Wellness First aid • YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID CLASS This class will be approximately eight hours and is offered through the Office of Student Wellness with the state Department of Education. It will be taught by Peterborough Fire Chief Ed Walker and Michele Babineau, a parent representative for the Monadnock Region System of Care Collaborative. Sat., June 3, 9 a.m. Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St., Peterborough. Free. Visit peterboroughtownlibrary.org or call 924-8040. Blood drives • NEW BOSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT AUXILIARY BLOOD DRIVE The New Boston Fire Department Auxiliary is sponsoring the Red Cross to host this blood drive. Participants are also invited to enjoy pizza, sandwiches and desserts made by the Auxiliary members. Tues., June 6, 2 to 7 p.m. Whipple Free Library, 67 Mont Vernon St., New Boston. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 296-5525. Marketing & Business Job fairs • VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT FAIR The theme of library summer reading programs across the nation in 2017 will be “Build a Better World.” To kick off its summer reading programs, the library will hold this recruitment fair. Any local nonprofit agency is invited to attend and recruit volunteers. Thurs., June 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Free. Visit nashualibrary.org or call 589-4610.
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Marketing workshops • LEGAL CONSIDERATION FOR NEW BUSINESS OWNERS This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. Participants will learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business. Wed., June 7, 6 p.m. Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway, Derry. Free. Visit derrypl.org or call 432-6140. Personal finance • MAKING YOUR HOBBY A BUSINESS AARP New Hampshire and SBA will hold this workshop, which will cover how to move beyond a fun pastime to a serious endeavor and the critical steps to building your own business. Tues., June 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester. Free; registration is encouraged. Visit aarp.org/nh or call 230-4103. Miscellaneous Antique events • BEDFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY APPRAISAL EVENT Pull out that painting, silver or attic treasure and come down for a fun time with raffles, treats and surprises. Appraiser Hercules Pappachristos will appraise your items for $10 per item, and you can learn how much it’s worth. Sat., June 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bradley and Leonard’s Vintage & Home, 176 NH-101, Bedford. Visit bedfordhistoricalnh.org or call 4882488. Car & motorcycle shows • 4TH ANNUAL GOFFSTOWN ROTARY CLUB CAR SHOW The show will feature goodie bags for the first 50 registrants, and all proceeds from the event will go back to the community. Sat., June 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parsons Field, 2 Parsons Drive, Goffstown. Free.
Visit goffstownrotary.org or call 623-7300 ext. 704. Fairs & Festivals • SPRING INTO HEALTHY GIVING FAIR A mini street fair for all ages, this event is presented by the Concord Food Cooperative. Fundraising activities include an exciting array of games, events, auctions and food. At the center of the fun is Cow Patty Bingo, familyfriendly activities, the Club Soda Band, a food court, nonprofit related merchandise, raffles and auction items. Sat., June 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Concord Food Co-Op, 24 S. Main St., Concord. Free. Visit concordfoodcoop. coop or call 856-5730. • 7TH ANNUAL BOW WOW FEST This festival will benefit the New Hampshire Humane Society and will feature a special appearance by Officer Robert Mancini and his K-9 Ruger, stars of the new Animal Planet show North Woods Law: New Hampshire. Other festivities will include a dog costume contest, prizes, canine demonstrations and more. Sat., June 3, 9 a.m. Opechee Inn, 62 Doris Court, Laconia. $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit nhhumane.org or call 524-8236 ext. 309. • THE FARM AT EASTMAN’S CORNER’S 5TH ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY This family-friendly event features live music, food and drinks, partner and vendor booths, children’s activities, a dunk tank, animals, face painting and more. Sat., June 3, 2 to 7 p.m. 267 South Road, Kensington. Free and open to the public. Visit eastmanscorner.com or call 418-7409. • CONCORD HOSPITAL PAYSON CENTER FOR CANCER CARE CELEBRATES CANCER SURVIVORS DAY Festivities include guest speaker and cancer survivor Jamie O’Rourke, music provided by Performers Who Care, educational exhibits, drumming for health and well-
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It’s U.S. Military Appreciation Weekend at Canobie Lake Park (85 N. Policy St., Salem), in which active service members, veterans and their kids may all purchase admission to the park for a discounted price of $10 any time during the park’s hours of operation on Saturday, May 27, Sunday, May 28, or Monday, May 29. Kids 12 and under get in for free with accompanying parents or guardians with a military ID. The regular rates are $38 general admission, $26 after 5 p.m., $29 for seniors ages 60 and over and kids under 48 inches tall, and free for kids ages 3 and under. Visit canobie.com or call 893-3506.
The Kids Coop Theatre will present an original production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway) on Friday, May 26, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 27, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The shows will include all of the original score from the movie written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman. Tickets are $14 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit kids-cooptheatre.org or call 404-2928. The Rodgers Memorial Library (194 Derry Road, Hudson) will screen the Harry Potter spinoff film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Saturday, May 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. as part of its Free Family Film series. Paper trails The final two days of the Celebrating Admission is free and snacks will be providFlight Paper Plane Exhibition will be held at ed. Visit rodgerslibrary.org or call 886-6030. the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road, Londonderry) on Saturday, Rocking out May 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Join the Nesmith Library (8 Fellows Road, May 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit includes Windham) for an introduction to guitar workunique functional airplanes made only of shop featuring Daniel Saunders of Let’s Play paper and is comprised of entries submitted to Music! on Saturday, May 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. the museum. There will also be opportunities Families are encouraged to participate togethto build your own paper airplanes, with paper er to learn basic instruction in various types of to be provided. Access to the exhibit is includ- music, including jazz, classical, rock, pop and ed with regular museum admission, which more. Bring your own guitar or feel free to use is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and veterans, one of Saunders’s. Admission is free and open $2.50 for kids ages 12 to 16, and free for kids to the public, but registration is encouraged. under 12. Visit nesmithlibrary.org or call 432-7154.
being, raffle items and more. Light refreshments will also be provided. Sun., June 4, 1 p.m. Payson Center for Cancer Care, 250 Pleasant St., Concord. Visit concordhospital.org or call 2277000 ext. 6937. Workshops • RECKLESS CREATIVITY Sat., May 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The River Guild, 254 N. State St., Concord. $90. Visit theriverguild.com or call 856-8103. • INTRODUCTION TO POOL MAINTENANCE Learn about filtration, circulation, vacuuming, cleaning, maintenance, filter cleaning, safety and water conservation. If you are new to pool care, this is probably the best class for you. Wed., June 7, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Seasonal Specialty Stores, 120 Route 101A, Amherst. Free. Visit seasonalstores.com or call 880-8471. • TINY HOUSES: A VERY DIFFERENT APPROACH TO HOME OWNERSHIP This
presentation by Isa Bauer from Tiny Houses Northeast focuses on the basics of planning for and owning a tiny house on wheels; both its challenges and advantages, offering insights unique from the currently popular tiny house themed TV shows. Wed., June 14, 7 p.m. Whipple Free Library, 67 Mont Vernon Road, New Boston. Free and open to the public. Visit whipplefreelibrary.org or call 487-3391.
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Yard sales/fundraisers/ auctions • PETS’ CHOICE AWARDS BENEFIT AUCTION Guests and honorees will be treated like stars with fine and drinks, food and an array of auction items. Sun., June 4, 5:30 p.m. Courtyard Marriott of Nashua, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua. $65 each, or $480 for a table for 8. Visit hsfn.org or call 889-2275. • LOON PRESERVATION COMMITTEE ANNUAL SUMMER LUNCHEON AND
Museums & Tours History & museum events • BBQ AND FLY-IN AT NASHUA AVIATION This event is much more than a fly-in. Trains, planes and automobiles are also welcome. Sat., June 10, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nashua Jet Aviation, 83 Perimeter Road, Nashua. $30 for adults, $25 for museum members, $10 for children under 16 and free for children under 5. Visit aviationmuseumofnh.org or call 669-4820.
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IN/OUT THE GARDENING GUY
(Almost) tomato time Stars align June 10 to June 12 By Henry Homeyer
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Maybe you’ve already planted your tomatoes. I have not. I’m waiting until June 10. By then, even in my cold Zone 4 garden, I know there will be no more frost and the ground will be above 60 degrees. And the stars, moon and planets will be aligned from June 10 to June 12 to promote success for fruits, one of the four categories listed in the Stella Natura calendar, a biodynamic guide that I follow (stellanatura.com). I start my seedlings indoors in April, and I’m in no rush to put my babies outside in the cold, rainy world that I’ve been seeing in May. And even if you have planted yours, I bet mine will catch up with yours. Tomatoes hate cold feet and a few days of chilly rain will make them cranky — and slow their growth. Before my tomatoes and other plants get in the garden they get “hardened off.” If you are new to gardening, that just means I introduce them to the sun and wind over a period of time: an hour at first, or a morning on a north-facing deck; later, four hours of afternoon sun, and finally, if the temperature will stay up above 50 all night, they have a sleepover outside, but out of the wind. All this just means when they go in the ground, they will not be shocked. Do you buy your seedlings? Ask at the garden center if the plants you buy have been hardened off. Even Brussels sprouts can be damaged if they have never been hardened off and go right in the garden. I want my tomatoes to have lots of vigorous roots. To help ensure this I pinch off most leaves on the stem, leaving just those on the very top — sort of like a cartoon palm tree. Then I bury that stem and it develops lots of extra roots. Sometimes I just plant the rootball and stem down deep. Other times I plant the tomatoes sideways: I make a space for the rootball, and a little trench for the stem. I cover all that, and turn up the stem at the top so the few remaining leaves are barely above the soil line. Leggy broccoli can be planted deeply, too, to help it stay erect, and to develop more roots. Legginess is common for seedlings started indoors that have been a little light-starved, and I think all can be planted deeply, but only have done this with tomatoes and broccoli. What else gets extra care and a late planting date? Eggplants, peppers, cucumbers, squash of all types and basil. They all like hot climates, and come from them. I did plant seeds in May including peas, spinach, carrots, beets, parsnips, cabbage and lettuce. Those are all doing fine. Actually peas went in a bit late and are not up yet for me at the time of writing. Peas can be very slow to germinate, and can even rot in the ground if we get a lot of cold
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rain. I plant most everything in raised beds, in part, to get the soil to warm up early and to dry out better. My garden is near a stream and we have a high water table, so raised beds help. I just mound up the soil from walkways and add compost to get nice raised beds. Peas and beans of all types can benefit by being inoculated with a bacterium powder that is sold in garden centers and at my feed– n-grain store. Peas and beans are legumes, a group of vegetables with nodules in their roots. If these contain rhizobium bacteria, they take nitrogen from the air and “fix” it so that it stays in a form useable by plants. Free fertilizer, if you will. Contrary to “rural legend,” the nitrogen fixed by peas and beans does not improve the soil much. I thought the rhizobium bacteria were pumping nitrogen into the soil. In fact, most of the production is used by the plants. The nodules that contain the bacteria are generally pink or reddish when producing well, and can be as big as a pea. When you pull a pea or bean plant, look at the roots. If you do not see lumps of nodules, be sure to introduce the bacteria next year (it may or may not be present in your soil naturally). A few words about mulching: do not mulch your plants right away. Wait until the soil is very warm — 60 degrees or more — before mulching. Yes, the mulch will keep down weeds and hold in moisture, but it will also prevent the sun from warming the root zone. I know gardeners that like to put down black plastic to kill weeds and add heat to the soil. I have used it, particularly for growing watermelons and pumpkins, but don’t like it. Most plastic lasts just one year and then has to go to the landfill. It’s not a sustainable practice. I do like using woven landscape fabric. A GardenMats produces rolls of fabric with precut holes spaced for specific crops. These mats keep down weeds but let air and water through. The rolls are 4 feet wide, but I slice mine in the middle as my raised beds are only about 30 inches wide. I put leaves or mulch hay around the edges and in my walkways. I tend to plant later than many gardeners. Usually I am glad I did. Read Henry’s blog at dailyUV.com.
IN/OUT TREASURE HUNT
Dear Donna, I’m sending a quick note to ask for your opinion on this item. We have a neighbor who would like to purchase this piece from my husband and me. We are retiring and moving to Florida. Not sure what a fair price would be. Can you help? Marsha from Hooksett Dear Donna, What you have is an armoire. They are great pieces of furniture for lots of storage. They can have all shelving or sometimes they also have a bar for hanging clothes. Not sure of the age from the pictures. A lot of these were made even today to look just like the old. Then there are ones from England that are shipped in that have actually been made with old boards — they are just new to the armoire. Tough to tell without actually seeing the piece. I will say this to give you some information. If it is an older one or and English one, even if it’s modern, it looks to be a quality piece of furniture. So the value on your piece would have to be based on just that, unless you have more of the history than what you have shared. Given all that I still would think it should be in the $1,000 range as long as it is in good shape as it looks to be. I don’t know too
Nature & Gardening Animals/insects • BATS & BUGS: LEARN HOW BATS CAN HELP US WITH INSECT PETS In this presentation, learn about bats, white-nose syndrome, and what you can do to help bats as well as some of the insect pests in New Hampshire and how you can recognize infestations and help slow their spread. Wed., June 7, 6:30 p.m. Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green, Pelham. Free. Visit pelhampubliclibrary.org or call 635-7581. Garden events • 11TH ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE MANCHESTER ANIMAL SHELTER PLANT SALE AND RAFFLE Proceeds from this plant sale will benefit Manchester Animal Shelter. It will feature annuals, perennials, and organic compost all available for sale. Sat., June 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Manchester Animal Shelter, 490 Dunbarton Road, Manchester. Visit manchesteranimalshelter.org. • 8TH ANNUAL HERB & GARDEN DAY Herbal educators and seasoned growers from all walks of life will come together to share their unique knowledge and build upon a
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IN/OUT CAR TALK
Knock sensor can be a costly, but necessary, pain to repair Dear Car Talk: I drive a 2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 with 85,000 miles on it. Other than routine repairs, the vehicle has been trouble-free for all the years I’ve owned it. By Ray Magliozzi About two months ago, the check engine light came on. I took it to my regular shop to have it checked out, and was told that the service code indicated a problem with the “knock sensor.” Not being a mechanic, I thought, “How bad could that be?” Wrong! Because of the sensor’s location on the engine, I learned that it would involve considerable labor and cost roughly $2,200 to replace. I was stunned, and decided to wait on the repair until I could do some research. I found that having to replace the sensor is rare, but is indeed a costly repair. But here’s the thing: The warning lights come on intermittently, shutting off for several days before reappearing. The engine appears to be running smoothly, no rough starting, idling or knocking. So, before spending a chunk of change, possibly needlessly, I thought I would get your input. Are there other possible causes for this problem, and can engine damage result
from not replacing the sensor? I read your column weekly and trust your sage advice (your great sense of humor is an added bonus). Thanks for any advice you can provide. — William Wow, you hit the bad-news jackpot, William. The knock sensor is a complete pain in the tailgate to replace. You have to remove the air plenum, the intake manifold, the timing belt and lots of other stuff to get at it. The fact that Toyota buried it like that tells me that they never expected it to fail. And perhaps it hasn’t failed. It easily could be a broken or frayed wire leading to the knock sensor that’s causing the warning light to go on and off. Once your mechanic removes the plenum, which is easy, he should see a wiring harness that leads to that sensor. Who knows? You might find a rodent nest in there and a chewed-up wire or two. You really do need a working knock sensor. The sensor continuously gauges the timing of the explosions in your cylinders, and adjusts the spark timing if the explosions start happening too early (that’s called knocking, or pre-ignition, and it’s damaging to your engine — and in extreme cases, can even burn a hole in a piston). Here’s my advice: Find yourself a
mechanic who is willing to take it a step at a time. Have him start by removing the plenum and checking the wiring first. You can be standing next to him with a stack of $20s and dole one out to him every 15 minutes as he works. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to stop doling well short of $2,200. I sure hope so, William. Dear Car Talk: I own a beautiful 1985 Mercedes 280SL. At my last hose changeover, I was informed that there were only 43 of the “molded” radiator hoses available, nationwide. The other hoses could be replaced off the shelf. My question is: Does it make sense to buy several of these hoses now, place them in zip bags and put them inside some sort of airtight plastic containers to prevent deterioration? Will they be useful in eight years, at the next changeover? If not, do you have any suggestions as to how to deal with this problem? I don’t want to have to sell my beloved Benz to a collector. — Steven I think you should corner the market, Steven. Buy all 43 of them and go into business. You’ll be like the Hunt Brothers with silver in the 1970s. I don’t see any real downside in buying a
couple of the hard-to-find hoses for future use — especially if this is a vehicle you plan to keep forever. If I were you, I’d put some Armor All on them to help keep them from drying out. Then I’d put them in Ziploc bags and put them in a box in the back of a closet somewhere. By the way, I’ll be expecting my monthly checks from Armor All and Ziploc for those mentions, fellas. Honestly, I think the rubber will be good forever. What degrades rubber is oxygen and heat. And in Ziploc bags in a closet, they won’t be exposed to much of either one. The bigger danger is that you’ll forget where you put them, and create a real head-scratcher for your heirs when they sort through your prized possessions. And keep in mind, too, that there are plenty of other parts on this car that are going to become obsolete and hard to find. It’ll be a small miracle if the next hard-to-find part you need is that radiator hose in eight years. So maybe you should pick up one of everything now. Instead of storing the parts in your closet, use them to build a second 1985 280SL in your garage. And then pluck it for parts. Good luck, Steven. Visit Cartalk.com.
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Gate City Corvette Club holds annual Spring Fling show
October 14th, 2017
Hundreds of Corvettes and other show cars will take over The Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack during the 37th annual Spring Fling. The event, hosted by the Gate City Corvette Club, is happening Sunday, May 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to attend. The event will also include food, music, raffles, and ongoing brewery tours and photo opportunities with the Clydesdales. Anyone who wants to enter a Corvette into the competition can do so on the day of the Spring Fling for $25 per car. Show organizer Dean Gagne said the Corvettes are sorted by generation and judged by club members in three separate categories, with the winner of each receiving a trophy. “The first category we call Street Class, so we’ll judge the outside of the car for its glass, paint and tires, but not really anything more than that,” he said. “The second class is Super Street, where we’ll look at both the outside and interior [of each car], checking the condition of the seats, the dashboard, the instrument panel, the trunk, that sort of thing. … The third category is called Show Class, and that’s basically everything, including the engine, the undercarriage and the fender wells.” There will also be a Kids’ Choice winner — a feature Gagne said was introduced at last year’s Spring Fling that was a big hit. “All of the kids that come to the show with their families can come and vote for their favorite car for any random reason like their favorite color … and it’s a great way to make them feel involved,” he said. Gagne said the generations of Corvettes are named C1 through C7. Some of the most common cars that make it out to the Spring Fling are of the C3 and C4 gener-
ations — Corvettes from the years 1968 to 1982 and 1984 to 1996. Members of the club do not enter their own cars in the show as a rule, he said. Instead, they display their own cars in a separate section on the grass. A corral parking section is also available for people who want to bring other nonCorvette sports cars to the show. “In the past, it was for Corvettes only, but there were a lot of other local [car] clubs who wanted to support us and bring their cars just to hang out, so we ended up doing the corral parking for them,” Gagne said. “Sometimes you’ll see Ferraris, Mustangs … and people have even brought monster trucks, and old antique cars like Packards and Duesenbergs.” There will be a raffle table with chances to win various items like T-shirts, hats, keychains, amenities for your car like tire wax and more. The club will also be giving out small goodie bags to visitors and participants. The Gate City Corvette Club has members across southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. It meets at MacMulkin Chevrolet in Nashua on the second Friday of the month at 7 p.m. and an annual membership is $49. “We’re always looking for new members,” Gagne said. “We do all sorts of social functions and we usually have new people attend three different functions before becoming a member to get to know you and to make sure you’re having fun.”
Gate City Corvette Club’s 37th annual Spring Fling When: Sunday, May 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Anheuser-Busch Brewery, 221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack Cost: Free admission; $25 per Corvette to participate in the judging; $10 per nonCorvette to park in corral parking section Visit: gatecitycorvetteclub.com
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Chad Zingales Golf course director
Chad Zingales of Hollis is the director of golf operations for the Amherst Country Club and the Ponemah Green Family Golf Center in Amherst. Explain what your current job is. My job currently entails the oversight of the business side of managing a golf course, so that includes basically everything except mowing the grass. … I handle all of the outings and events, the hiring, the training, as well as all the marketing, budgeting, invoicing and merchandising of our courses. … Our facilities are unique in the fact that we own an 18-hole championship golf course at Amherst Country Club, and then just across the street we have a driving range, a 9-hole executive golf course and an 18-hole minigolf course at Ponemah Green Family Golf Center. Both are open to the public.
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How long have you been in your career? I’ve been director for 11 seasons now. How did you get interested in this field? It’s ironically interesting, because I don’t actually get to play as much golf as people might think. … I did play golf growing up and my father and brother had interests in golf as well. … We’re not very good golfers but we always thoroughly enjoyed it … and ultimately that’s the message we try to get out to people about the game. … It’s a fun, social outdoor sport and can be a great family experience, not just one that caters to people who are talented golfers.
What kind of education or always going to go smoothly … training did you need for this so it’s important to always keep job? your composure and to take I graduated from St. Anselm control of the situation the best College with a business degree you can. … and I would say you definitely have to have a bit of knowledge What do you wish you’d on marketing and advertising, to known at the beginning of your be a people person and to have career? customer service skills. … A The golf industry was boomknowledge of the game of golf ing when I got into it in 1994 Courtesy photo. is also certainly beneficial and and a lot of courses were sproutmakes the job more interesting. … I used to ing up in this area. … I was young at the coach golf at Hollis-Brookline High School time and it would have been valuable to and that was a huge learning experience know ultimately when that was going to that has served me well in my job now. level out, which was probably sometime in the early 2000s. How did you find your current job? I had been working at Green Meadow What is your typical at-work uniform? Golf Club in Hudson for three years, and at We’re pretty casual here. … We have the time, there were a lot of things chang- staff golf shirts, and then we wear either ing about the golf industry in southern New khaki pants or shorts, and either sneakers Hampshire. … Green Meadow was going or golf shoes. through the possibility of getting its land turned into a casino, and a lot of things What was the first job you ever had? were up in the air, and so I ended up putting I mowed my neighbors’ lawns as a young some feelers out there and I was fortunate lad.— Matt Ingersoll that my current employer had come back to me with an offer. What’s the best piece of work-related advice anyone’s ever given you? There are times when not everything is
What’s something you’re really into right now? I’m into everything creative. I love to write music and do stand-up comedy.
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FOOD Summer at the markets
New Hampshire farmers markets kick off summer season By Angie Sykeny
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Enjoy fresh fruits and veggies, homemade specialty food items and more while supporting local farms at these New Hampshire farmers markets. Some are already open for the summer season and many others will be starting up in the next couple of weeks. Check out the markets’ websites for their full lists of vendors and schedules of live music, kids’ activities, cooking demonstrations and other happenings.
• Hydroponic veggies: Oasis Springs Farm, a hydroponic farm in Nashua, has expanded its retail sales to include mini lettuce head trio packs available at The Flying Butcher (124 Route 101A, Amherst) and Brother’s Butcher (8 Spit Brook Road, Nashua). Registration is open now for its 11-week summer weekly share program that starts June 6 and includes hydroponic lettuce, greens like kale and chard and herbs for $15 a week, with pickup locations at the Nashua YMCA (24 Stadium Drive, Nashua) and Great Harvest Bread (4 Sunapee St., Nashua). Space is limited. Visit oasisspringsfarm.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 930-1294 for more info and to sign up. • Taste Italian and rosé wines: More than 150 wines will be featured at the New Hampshire Liquor Commission’s premium wine tasting, “Italian Wines and Rosés from Around the World,” on Thursday, June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Manchester Country Club (180 S. River Road, Bedford). Guests can sample red and white Italian wines retailing for $15 and up, and rosés retailing for $12 and up, as well as gourmet hors d’oeuvres. This event will be the seventh tasting in the NHLC’s Fine Wine Tasting Series launched in May 2015. “These fine wine tasting events are designed to engage both wine enthusiasts and newcomers alike, allowing guests to explore ... the diversity of flavor in these delicious Italian wines and rosés,” Lisa Gosselin, NHLC wine marketing specialist, said in a press release. “With wine professionals providing guidance and direction, the Italian Wines and Rosés From Around the World event is an excellent opportunity to sample these premium offerings before buying them.” The cost is $60 per person, and 175 tickets are available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit nhliquorwine. ticketleap.com/italian-wines-roses-fromaround-the-world/details. • Food truck fest: Tickets are on sale now for Food Trucks for CASA, happening Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4, at McIntyre Ski Area (50 Chalet Court, Manchester). There will be more than a dozen food trucks from throughout New England selling various ethnic cuisines, pizza, barbecue, cupcakes, apple crisp and more. Harpoon Brewery and Great North Aleworks will sell cold craft beer, and local bands will provide live entertainment. 66 Looking for more food and drink fun? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and hipposcout.com.
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• Amherst Open Air Market is held every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., yearround, at Amherst Garden Center (305 Route 101, Amherst). The market features live music, a monthly Kids Corner with stories and crafts. a Market Meal of the Week with recipe cards highlighting items at the market, and a monthly DIY series where visitors can make a craft to take home. Visit facebook.com/AmherstOpenAirMarket, call 673-3008 or email email@example.com. • Antique Alley Regional Farmers Market is a new market to be held every Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., July 28 through September, at 442 First New Hampshire Turnpike (Route 4) in Northwood. Visit facebook. com/antiquealleyregionalfarmersmarket. • Barnstead Farmers Market is a new market held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, June 10 through Oct. 7, at Maple Street Church (96 Maple St.). Special events and activities are often scheduled. Visit barnsteadfarmersmarket.club, call 269-2329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Bedford Farmers Market takes place every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m., June 6 through Oct. 3, at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish (190 Meetinghouse Road). Visit bedfordfarmersmarket.org or email email@example.com. • Belmont Farmers Market will be held on Sundays, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Belmont Park & Ride (798 Laconia Road). The market also features live music and demonstrations. Visit belmontnh.org/ belmontfarm.asp, call 998-3525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Canterbury Community Farmers Market holds its summer markets every Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., June 7 through September, at the Elkins Library parking lot (9 Center Road). Live music is featured each week, and special events, programs, children’s activities and demonstrations are often scheduled. Visit ccfma.
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net, call 783-9043 or email email@example.com. • Concord Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon, now through Oct. 28, next to the Statehouse on Capitol Street. Visit concordfarmersmarket. com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Contoocook Farmers Market holds its summer markets at the Contoocook Railway Depot (896 Main St., Contoocook) every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, June 3 through Oct. 28. It often features live music and special events. Visit facebook.com/ contoocookfarmersmarket, call 746-3749 or email email@example.com. • Derry Homegrown Farm & Artisan Market is a new market to be held every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m., June 7 through Sept. 20., at 1 W. Broadway. Visit derryhomegrown.org, call 548-3935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Dover Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 2:15 to 6 p.m., June 7 through Sept. 27, at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot (550 Central Ave.). Visit seacoastgrowers.org/dover-farmers-market or email email@example.com. • Durham Farmers Market is held every Monday from 2:15 to 6 p.m., June 5 through Sept. 25, at Jackson Landing (10 Old Piscataqua Road). Visit seacoastgrowers.org/durham-farmers-market or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Exeter Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 2:15 to 6 p.m., now through Oct. 26, at Swasey Parkway. Visit seacoastgrowers.org/exeter-farmers-market or email marketmanager@seacoastgrowers. org. • Franklin Farmers Market is held
every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m., July through September, at Franklin Regional Hospital (15 Aiken Ave.). Call 934-2060, ext. 8369, or visit facebook.com/ FranklinLocalMarket. • Fresh Chicks Local Outdoor Market is held every Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., now through October, in the northeast parking lot of Monadnock Community Hospital (452 Old Street Road, Peterborough). Find them on Facebook or email email@example.com. • Gilford Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, June through September, at The Benjamin Rowe House (88 Belknap Road). Visit facebook.com/ GilfordFarmersMarket. • Hillsborough Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, June 3 through Sept. 9, at Butler Park (West Main Street). Visit hillsboroughpride.org/farmersmarket.html or email gardensweet@tds. net. • Laconia Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 24 through Sept. 30, at the Laconia City Hall parking lot (Beacon Street East). Visit laconiafarmersmarket.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Lamprey Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., now through Aug. 31, at the Raymond Town Common (Church Street). The market coincides with a summer concert series from June to August. Visit facebook.com/ lampreyfarmersmarket. • Lee Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., June 1 through Sept. 21, at Lee Public Works (corner of Mast and Recycling Center roads). Visit facebook.com/leefarmersmarket. • Manchester Community Market
is held every Thursday from 3 to 6:30 p.m., June 15 through Oct. 12, at Victory Park (105 Concord St.). The market also features free kids’ activities, chef demonstrations, samples and live music and is home to The Uglies, a series of interactive cooking demonstrations using blemished or misshapen produce. Visit manchestercommunitymarket.org, call 860-5248 or email manchmarket@gmail. com. • Merrimack Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m., June 14 through Oct. 11, at Vault Motor Storage (526 Daniel Webster Highway). Visit merrimacknh.gov/farmers-market, call 759-2737 or email merrimackfarmersmarket@gmail. com. • Milford Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 17 through Oct. 14, at the Tractor Supply parking lot in Granite Town Plaza (191 Elm St.). The market also features weekly live music. Visit milfordnhfarmersmarket.com, call 345-0860 or email email@example.com. • Nashua Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 18 through mid-October, at the Main Street Bridge and Renaissance Park along Water Street; and every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., June 21 through mid-October, at the Main Street Bridge. The market features beer and wine sampling, yoga demonstrations, honeybee demonstrations, live music and more. Visit nashuafarmersmarket.org, call 883-5700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • New Boston Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 10 through Oct. 21, at the town common (corner of Route 13 and Meetinghouse Road). The market also features weekly live music. Visit newbostonfarmersmarket. webs.com or email email@example.com. • New Ipswich Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., now through Oct. 7, at NeWest Mall (800 Turnpike Road). Visit facebook.com/ NewIpswichFarmersMarket. • Penacook Village Farmers Market is held every Monday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., June 5 through Aug. 28 (no market July 3), at 95-97 Village St. Visit penacook.org/ farmersmarket/index.html, call 770-3226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Peterborough Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m., now through December, at the Peterborough Community Center (25 Elm St.). Visit facebook.com/PeterboroughNHFarmersMarket or email email@example.com. • Portsmouth Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., now through Nov. 4, at 1 Junkins Ave. Visit seacoastgrowers.org/portsmouthfarmers-market or email marketmanager@
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seacoastgrowers.org. • Rindge Farmers and Crafters Market is held every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., now through Oct. 26, at the West Rindge Common Park (Route 202 North, just north of the Route 119/202 intersection). Visit facebook.com/rindgefarmersandcraftersmarket or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Salem Farmers Market holds its summer markets every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., now through October, at Salem Market Place (224 N. Broadway). It often features live music, fun for kids, cooking demonstrations, contests and special events. Visit salemnhfarmersmarket. org or email email@example.com. • Seacoast Community Marketplace is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 10 to Oct. 28, at Scamman Farm (57 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham). Visit facebook.com/seacoastcommunitymarketplace or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • TEAM Jaffrey’s Farmers Market is held every Monday from 3 to 6 p.m., June 5 through September, on the Jaffrey Common (28 Main St.). The Lil’ Sprouts Kids Klub hosts activities for kids at each market from 4 to 5 p.m. Visit teamjaffrey. org/jaffrey-community-farmers-market. html, call 532-7168 or visit teamjaffrey@ myfairpoint.net. • Warner Area Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., now through October, on the Town Hall lawn (5 E. Main St.). The market features weekly live music. Visit facebook.com/ warnerareafarmersmarket. • Weare Farmers Market is held every Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., June 2 through Oct. 13, at the gazebo in Center Park (1 East Road). Visit harvesttomarket.com/farmersmarket/Weare-Farmers-Market-NH, call 491-4203 or email farmersmarketweare@ gmail.com.
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Nashua tasting event features dozens of restaurants By Angie Sykeny
Embark on a culinary journey through Nashua’s restaurant scene when Great American Downtown hosts the city’s annual tasting event, Taste of Downtown Nashua, on Wednesday, June 7. More than two dozen area restaurants and other food and beverage businesses will serve samples at partnering retail establishments in downtown. Now in its 23rd year, Taste of Downtown Nashua was started before Great American Downtown formed and is a “strong part of the roots” of the community organization, Executive Director Paul Shea said. “I think this is going to be the largest [Taste of Downtown Nashua] event that we’ve ever had as far as the number of participating venues go,” he said. “It has slowly grown over the years as we have more dining establishments opening up. Now we have well over 40 restaurants in downtown, which is really exciting.” The restaurants’ cuisines run the gamut with Mexican, Italian, Indian, Thai, coffees and cafe eats, seafood, pizza, pub fare and more. Additionally, there will be two wine tasting and two beer tasting locations. Shea said the roster features “old favorites” like MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar, Surf Restaurant and Fody’s Great American Tavern, as well as some first-year participants, including new restaurants Casa Mezcal, Arbor Restaurant and Flight Center, as well as recently opened Nashua locations of FratelTaste of Downtown Nashua Where: Downtown Nashua When: Wednesday, June 7, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $40 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6 through 12, free for kids age 5 and under; online ticket sales close May 30. Visit: downtownnashua.org
lo’s Italian Grille and Taj India. Most restaurants bring a few different kinds of samples, usually a combination of signature menu items and new or specialty items prepared exclusively for the tasting. “The chefs work hard to put their best foot forward,” Shea said. “They want to show off what they’re good at and what they’re known for, but they also like the opportunity to get creative and dabble in new things and show off their culinary prowess.” On average, tasters make it to about 15 stops, Shea said, so the best approach is to look at the tour map and plot your course beforehand, prioritizing your favorite restaurants or restaurants that are new or intriguing to you. This year’s event is also open to kids and includes a kids’ admission price that has not been previously offered. “Not only is it a great event for folks to explore what we’ve got going on in downtown, but it’s also a great event for parents of children with adventurous palates.” Shea said. “They can take them to eat at more than 25 different stops without the the price tag of taking them out for a full-priced meal.”
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fried noodle plates. For dessert, there are Thai favorites like mango sticky rice, fried banana ice cream and mor kang thai (a custard dessert). While many of the dishes on the menu are common in Thailand, the recipe variations are original family recipes that Nipaporn has been cooking since she was 10 years old. “These recipes aren’t online. They aren’t Americanized. These are 100-percent authentic Thai recipes with Thai ingredients and the Thai style,” Desmond Holman said. “We want you to feel DESMOND HOLMAN like you’ve actually stepped into a restaurant in Thailand.” Named after Thailand’s national flower, Daw Kun also recreates the aesthetic atmosphere of a genuine Thai restaurant through its open dining room layout, wooden tables and booths, vibrantly colored walls and large Thai paintings and art prints. Even the menu design follows that of menus in Thailand, which feature a photo of the prepared dish for every dish listed. In the future, the Holmans want to expand with an alcoholic beverage menu, Thai-style sushi bar and outdoor patio. Aside from the authentic Thai recipes, Nipaporn said it’s the level of care she puts into each dish that sets Daw Kun apart. “It’s not just business; I cook with love. Everything I cook, I make sure it’s good, and if it isn’t, [it goes in the] trash, and I start over,” she said. “We want people to keep coming back and to feel like this is family.”
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When married couple Nipaporn and Desmond Holman opened their Thai restaurant Daw Kun in Manchester earlier this month, they had one goal in mind: give customers the most authentic Thai dining experience possible. Shortly after moving from Thailand to New Hampshire in 2010, Nipaporn got a job cooking at a local Thai restaurant. While she enjoyed being in the kitchen, she was disappointed to find that the food was very different from the food she used to make and eat in Thailand. So she decided to open a Thai restaurant that stays true to the traditional dishes and cooking styles of Thailand. “Most Americans who loved the food in Thailand will complain when they go to a Thai restaurant [in the U.S.] and order [a dish with] the same name as in Thailand, because it’s not the same,” she said. “Why [call it a] ‘Thai restaurant’ if it’s not the same food? That’s why all the food I cook here is the real food people eat in Thailand. It’s the food I grew up with.” The menu opens with appetizers like Thai-style crab rangoon, curry puffs and deep-fried shrimp egg rolls, followed by a list of 18 lunch specials including curries, vegetable dishes and fried rice and noodle plates, all of which have the option of adding chicken, beef, pork, fish, shrimp, squid, scallops or salmon. Then, there are house specialties like pla rad prik (fried fish in chili sauce), pad thai talay (seafood pad thai) and khao mun kai (steamed chicken and rice), and dinner plates like pad ped kai (spicy stir fry chicken), pad kra tiam (pork garlic sauce) and pad ka prao (chicken or pork basil sauce). The rest of the menu is broken into curry dishes, salads, soups and noodle soups, fried rice and pan-
Address: 2626 Brown Ave., Manchester Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. More info: Call 232-0699 or visit facebook.com/DawKunThai
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the week. We’ve done ketchup, we’ve done heavy cream for mac and cheese, we throw everything in that smoker and experiment with it. It also gives me an excuse to sit at home, tending to the cooker. It’s a relaxing way to cook.
What is your favorite thing on your menu? The black burger. It’s a half-pound homemade hamburger patty on a toasted brioche bun with black garlic aioli, caramelized onions and bourbon candied bacon. … I had never heard of [black garlic aioli] so I bought it to check it out, and the second I tasted it, I thought, ‘This has to be on a burger.’
What would you choose for your last meal? A good old-fashioned New England clam and lobster bake with all the fixin’s. What is your favorite local restaurant, besides your own? Sweet Ginger in Merrimack is really good. Their tom kha soup, especially, is so good. I think about it all the time.
What celebrity would you like to see eating at your restaurant? Gordon Ramsay. I am always looking for constructive criticism and trying to learn, and I know he’d tear my cooking apart and help me grow as a chef.
What is the biggest food trend in New Hampshire right now? Everyone is crazy for tacos lately. On social media, people are always talking about tacos. In Milford, we have a bunch of different restaurants that do Taco Tuesday and have some kind of taco deal. We [at Bar What is your favorite meal to cook at One] don’t do it… but we did a taco special home? for Cinco de Mayo, and they sold out pretI love using the smoker at home. We’ll ty much instantly. do big batches of pork and live off it over — Angie Sykeny Garlic cheddar biscuits From the kitchen of Kimmy Lavoie 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
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Beer, wine & liquor festivals & special events • FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PARTY Featuring pints of 603 beers, including the release of 603’s 5th Anniversary as well as barbecue, games, tours and more. Sat., June 3, noon to 8 p.m. 603 Brewery, 12 Liberty Drive, No. 7, Londonderry. Reserve a 6-pack of the IPA for $20 or a case for $40. Call 630-7745 or visit 603brewery.com. • ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Party features live music, food and 20 beers on tap, including the release of several barrel aged beers. Sat., June 10, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pipe Dream Brewing, 49 Harvey Road, Londonderry. Call 404-0751 or visit pipedreambrewingnh.com. • KICKOFF TO SUMMER Event features tours, beer samples, food trucks, games, live music, local vendors and more, plus the return of Sour Flower, the brewery’s dry-hopped sour ale, in 16-ounce four-pack cans. Sat., June 10, noon to 4 p.m. Henniker Brewing Co., 129 Centervale Road, Henniker. Free. Call 428-3579 or visit hennikerbrewing.com. Chef events/special meals • TASTE OF CABONNAY Enjoy a sampling of wines from MS Walker Spirits and taste a preview of the spring menu at the new Cabonnay restaurant in Manchester. Petite versions of appetizers and entrees will be prepared by award-winning Chef de Cuisine Chris Viaud and Pastry Chef Aurelian Blick. Thurs., May 25, 6 to 9 p.m. Cabonnay, 55 Bridge St. , Manchester. $70. Visit symphonynh. org/events/may25. • MAY FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER Five-course farm-totable dinner. Sat., May 27, 6 to 8 p.m. The Farm at Eastman’s Corner, 244 Amesbury Road, Kensington. $70. Visit eastmanscorner.com. • GARDEN AFTERNOON TEA Gather with friends and enjoy a tea inspired by the tea gardens of the early eighteenth
ery (184 N. Broadway, Salem) will have a flower cupcake decorating class on Saturday, June 3, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Learn how to create three different kinds of buttercream flowers, and take home half a dozen decorated cupcakes. This class is open to adults and teens age 14 and up. The cost is $38 per person. For more information and to register, call 560-4349 or visit loveandflourbakery.com.
century. Sun., June 4, 1 to 3 p.m. The Cozy Tea Cart, 104 Route 13, Brookline. $34.95. Registration is required. Call 249-9111 or visit thecozyteacart.com. • WINE CELLAR FARMTO-TABLE DINNER Multicourse meal will feature local ingredients as well as samples of a variety of LaBelle wines. Winemakers Amy LaBelle and Cesar Arboleda will talk about the history of the winery and its wines, and local farmers will share their stories between courses. Fri., June 16, 7 to 9 p.m. LaBelle Winery, 345 Route 101, Amherst. $95. Includes a complimentary wine pairing. Visit thefarmersdinner.com/event/ labelle-winery-wine-cellar. • FARM-TO-TABLE BRUNCH BUFFET Weekly buffet features seasonal fruit and produce grown at the farm, baked goods and egg and breakfast meats prepared by farm kitchen and bakery staff. Sun., 9 a.m. to noon, June 18 through Aug. 27. Moulton Farm, 18 Quarry Road, Meredith. $16.99 for adults and $9.99 for children age 10 and under. Call 279-3915 or visit moultonfarm.com. • FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER CLUB Monthly four-course dinners prepared with local food and paired with wine or beer samplings from local wineries and breweries. Monthly, last Thursday, 6 p.m. Roots Cafe at Robie’s Country Store, 9 Riverside St., Hooksett. $40. Call 485-7761, or visit rootsatrobies. com. Church & charity suppers/bake sales • FREE MONTHLY SPAGHETTI DINNER Free, family-friendly meals served in a relaxed and inviting community setting. Fourth Fri., 5 to 6:30 p.m., through May. First Parish Congregational Church, 47 East Derry Road, Derry. Call 4340628. • FREE MONTHLY BREAKFAST Free, family-friendly meals served in a relaxed and inviting community setting. Fourth Sun., 9 to 10 a.m., through May. Episcopal Church
of the Transfiguration, 1 Hood Road , Derry. Call 432-2130. • FREE MONTHLY LUNCH Free, family-friendly meals served in a relaxed and inviting community setting. Last Sun., 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., through May. The Lions Club, 256 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Call 4323333. • FREE HOT MEALS The church’s Sonshine Soup Kitchen serves a free hot meal five days a week. Mon. through Fri., 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, 2 Crystal Ave., Derry. Visit freemealsinderry.blogspot.com. • COMMUNITY MEAL Weekly, Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friends of Forgotten Children, 224 Bog Road, Concord. Free and open to all. Visit fofcnh.org. Classes/workshops • FLOWER CUPCAKE DECORATING Learn how to create three different kinds of buttercream flowers, and take a set of six cupcakes home. Sat., June 3, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Love+Flour Bakery, 184 N. Broadway, Salem. $38. Call 560-4349 or visit loveandflourbakery.com. • HERB WORKSHOP Learn how to cook, dry and store herbs and how to make tabouli and herb salt. Sat., June 3, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Churchill’s Garden Center, 12 Hampton Road, Exeter. Free. Call 772-2685 or visit churchillsgardens.com. • NEW ENGLAND SEAFOOD DINNER COUPLES COOKING CLASS With instruction from a cooking expert, couples will make their own meal from start to finish that will include crab cake sliders with homemade slaw, mussels meuniere, roasted lemon asparagus and strawberrylemon pudding with pound cake. BYOB is welcome. Bring plastic containers for leftovers. Sat., June 10 and June 17, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Culinary Playground, 16 Manning St., Derry. $155 per couple. Call 339-1664 or visit culinary-playground.com. • GLOBAL COOKING WITH LOCAL INGREDIENTS Classes include hands-on cooking instruction, monogrammed
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apron, take-home recipes and a three-course dinner party with wine pairings. Mon., 5:30 p.m., June 12, July 10, Aug. 7 and Sept. 11, 3 p.m. Colby Hill Inn , 33 The Oaks St., Henniker. $115 for first class, $95 for additional classes. Registration is required. Call 428-3281 or visit colbyhillinn.com/cookingclasses.htm. • KNIFE SKILLS CLASS Part of the Winemaker’s Kitchen Cooking Class Series. Learn the proper knife techniques and how to properly use a knife when preparing vegetables. Wed., June 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. LaBelle Winery, 345 Route 101, Amherst. $25. Call 672-9898 or visit labellewineryevents.com.
have been growing it for weeks. It is, hands down, my favorite leafy green. It blends well, cooks well and is easier to digest than the ever-trendy kale. Folic acid, iron and vitamin A — spinach has them all! Even though I do vary my spinach meals, I get bored. Grain bowls are the perfect alternative to salads: a little heartier yet just as nutritious. Make your grains and chicken in a large batch on Sunday and enjoy your prep all week. If you get bored, vary the protein or the vinaigrette. Take inspiration from your favorite restaurants if you’re hard-pressed for ideas. Grain bowls are everywhere! — Allison Willson Dudas 1 teaspoon raw local honey 2 teaspoons lemon zest Toppings Salt & pepper to taste ½ breast grilled chicken Combine quinoa and water in pot. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 12-15 minutes. Let cool. Meanwhile make the vinaigrette. In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, mustard and garlic. Slowly whisk in oil, then stir in syrup and lemon zest. Place cooled quinoa in large bowl. Add remaining salad ingredients and vinaigrette, and toss together to combine. Season with salt and pepper; serve with chicken.
Fairs/festivals/expos • FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL FOR CASA Enjoy food and drinks from a wide variety of food trucks. Fri., June 2, 4 to 8 p.m.; Sat., June 3, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sun., June 4, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. McIntyre Ski Area, 50 Chalet Ct., Manchester. Visit foodtrucksforcasa.com. • WOKQ CHOWDER FESTIVAL Event features live music, drinks and hot chowders from nearly 20 seacoast restaurants. Sat., June 3, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prescott Park, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. $14 for adults and $7 for kids age 12 and under. Visit prescottpark.org. • BEST OF NEW HAMPSHIRE PARTY Sample food and drink from more than 65
booths. Thurs., June 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester. Visit bestofnh.com. • ROCK’N RIBFEST 2017 Weekend includes entertainment, kids’ games and rides, 5 Miler Road Race and 25/50 Mile Bicycle Ride. Vendors from across the country bring BBQ, plus ice cream, cotton candy, roasted sweet corn, gourmet baked potatoes and shaved ice. Fri., June 16, from 4 to 11 p.m., Sat., June 17, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun., June 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. AnheuserBusch, 221 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack. Admission $10 at the gate, $7 in advance. Children 8 and under are free. Food and beverage priced per vendor, kids. Visit ribfestnh.com.
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Many people consider Memorial Day weekend to be the official start of summer and see it as the best time to get the grill fired up. This is the time of year when I typically leave most red wines on the wine rack and trade them in for whites. However, some reds pair very well with grilled meats, so keep those stocked for such occasions. Here are some wine and grilled food ideas for Memorial Day that you can also use throughout the summer. If you are skipping the meat and having grilled vegetables, reach for a grüner veltliner from Austria. While this may not be a wine you immediately think of, it pairs well with skewers. Also, it is very affordable, as the New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets have several options priced under $15. Pinot gris is an ideal pairing for grilled seafood like salmon or other lighter-flavored fish. While it is similar to pinot grigio, it tends to have more depth and dimension. Try one from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, a region that is now on my list of top favorites. Grilled chicken is one of my staples in the summer. I feel like it is pretty easy to pair with a variety of whites, depending upon how you are preparing it, with rubs, sauces, barbecue sauce or hot sauce. One of its ideal pairings that is also very budgetfriendly is vinho verde from Portugal. This wine has a nice slight effervescence and is light and refreshing. It is one of my “go to” wines in the summer. My only complaint is that we do not have enough Portuguese wine available here in the United States. What is firing up the grill without cooking a nice meaty steak? Here, there are two suggestions: Spanish tempranillo or Chilean carmenere. The depth and body of these wines can stand up to the meatiness of the steak. Also, the earthiness and kick of spice in the wine will pair nicely with the steak. I sometimes find these wines too tannic to sip on their own, but pair them with the right food and it is a match made in grilling heaven. If you are having beef burgers instead of steak, you have choices. The toppings can come into play here (blue cheese, peppers and onions, and so on), so keep this in mind when choosing, but typically the best wines are malbec, zinfandel and grenache. I would even suggest red blends that have a combination of these grapes, or a homemade, refreshing red wine sangria. As with the steak pairings, a wine with some earthiness and smokiness may not be your first
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A roll-up of previous super-limited-run vinyl records from the Akron, Ohio-based husband-and-wife team more colloquially known as Trouble Books. Under that nym they’ve traveled to some pretty cool places and released a lot of material, mostly ambient testpattern stuff over which Keith Freund sings in slack-jawed, simplistic Phil Elverum tones. They usually work from home, as they did here, but this time it’s a communal effort toward which their Akron neighbors contributed vocals and assorted sounds from such things as violas, violins and, apparently, a “Christmas tree.” This 15-songer opens with “Municipal Xerox,” an amateurishly played piano line alternately marching and galloping while assorted found-tech ghosties swoop down, after which the string section kicks in for a few phrases. That’s an example for you anyway; again, this is an ambient, off-the-cuff project, probably (I’d hope) more freely experimental than anything else they’ve done before. B+ — Eric W. Seager Paul Whiteman, King of Jazz 1920-1927 (Timeless Records)
Now that our New England weather is settling into an actual spring/summer pattern (sort of), it’s time to dig out your CDs or program your iPods with a little top-down joy in mind. A violinist and perfectionist, Whiteman isn’t the household name Al Jolson is, but during the Roaring 20s he was in the same league, the go-to bandleader for flappers, bootleggers and regular joes. He was an early employer of Bing Crosby, who gets a few tunes on this set, which, like most of his output, has an uncannily good sound, at least compared to today’s vinyl-to-digital fossilized impressions of such contemporaries as Leo Reisman — put simply, the sound quality is up there with Jolson and Jelly Roll Morton, not a hopeless, unlistenable mess, the way it can be with the majority of 1920s recordings. I’ve heard Whiteman records that had less hiss than this one, but it does try to even the field between early and later periods of the decade. Enclosed you’ll hear the real version — well, two versions — of the actual “Charleston” your great-grandparents got down to, along with “St. Louis Blues,” “Everybody Step” and “Nuthin’ But.” For me it was a bit short at 25 tracks, several of which are tunes, like “Charleston,” that get two different versions one after another, which can be repetitious. Past that, it’s just further proof that the man was truly one of the greats. B+ — Eric W. Seager
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speaker. Other featured readers this season include David R. Surette Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m.; Jenna Le Thursday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m.; and Meredith Bergmann Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Crawford said the Frost Farm Prize, open to metrical poets, saw 760 submissions, the most yet. He’s excited to see youthfulness in the submissions and this year’s readers, like Doyle and Le. “We’re sometimes accused of being old white guys, the only ones writing in form. I always say it’s untrue, but it’s nice we have proof of it,” Crawford said. Poetry at Robert Frost Farm Where: Robert Frost Farm, 122 Rockingham Road, Derry, frostfarmpoetry.org Frost Farm Poetry Conference: Friday, June 16, through Sunday, June 18, with five poetry workshops led by experts, $310, which includes instruction and meals, including two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, registration deadline May 31 Hyla Brook Reading Series: Featuring Rhina P. Espaillat and Caitlyn Doyle Friday, June 16, at 7 p.m.; David R. Surette Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m.; Jenna Le Thursday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m.; and Meredith Bergmann Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 pm. Hyla Brook Poets’ monthly workshop: Third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the farm
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Letters to a Young Farmer, edited by Martha Hodgkins (Princeton Architectural Press, 175 pages) The 10 letters that Rainer Maria Rilke wrote to an aspiring poet in the first decade of the 20th century spawned a literary classic, and a generation of copycats. The original was the poignant and inspiring Letters to a Young Poet. Now there are Letters to a Young Writer, Letters to a Young Muslim, Letters to a Young Therapist, Letters to a Young Scientist, Letters to a Young Pharmacist, Letters to a Young Mormon. And so on. Into this well-trampled field saunters Letters to a Young Farmer, a collection of missives on “food, farming and our future” compiled by the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, a nonprofit in Tarrytown, N.Y., with a worthy, if yawn-inducing, mission: creating “a healthy and sustainable food system that benefits us all.” The slim paperback is edited by Martha Hodgkins, the group’s communications director, and it contains a smattering of luminous bylines, including Bill McKibben, Barbara Kingsolver, Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle, Temple Grandin and Wendell Berry. Unfortunately, it also contains bylines of, well, farmers, bringing to mind that popular saying, those who can’t write, farm. I’m sorry. It’s nothing personal, and admittedly, this comes from someone who struggles to grow radishes. On the cover, Mark Bittman, the celebrated food writer, promises (or warns), “This will make you want to become a farmer.” No. It will not. It will make you appreciate farmers, perhaps, and worry about their future, but all the talk of the long hours and isolation and assorted pestilence will more likely make your boring office job look peachy. As one contributor writes, farming is an “incredibly difficult, demanding, and sometimes heartbreaking way to make a living, if you can indeed make a living farming.” Another suggests that beginning farmers live in a camper, yurt or treehouse in the beginning. (“The kids won’t care if their beds are in a rusty camper if their lives are surrounded by the awe of living simply with nature.”) Which might explain why only 6 percent of U.S. farmers are under the age of 35, and they are often what Barbara Damrosch, a farmer in Maine, calls “orphan farmers” — those who come to farming without a bequest of arable land and the benefit of parents or grandparents to guide them. The opening to Damrosch’s essay is as elegant and compelling as those of any National Book Award winner: “Today I awoke to the first hard frost of fall, with the pastures and growing fields white. The flowers were all dead. Thank God.” Alice Waters, a California chef, also
delights with a short missive explaining how she became enamored of the slow-food culture when she spent a year in France at age 19: “Every day, I walked through the beautiful street markets on my way to school and ate in the local restaurants. I tasted things I’d never eaten before, things that opened my senses and that kindled something in my mind.” The farming that precedes it, Waters writes, is “at least 85 percent of cooking, because it is taste that will truly wake people up and bring them back to their senses and back to the land.” Michael Pollan — famous not only for his books but also his seven-word directive on what to eat (“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”) — confers by quoting Wendell Berry, “Eating is an agricultural act.” He also explains his “Thoreau problem,” recalling Henry David Thoreau’s preference for a wild swamp over a cultivated garden. “With that slightly obnoxious declaration, American writing about nature all but turned its back on the domestic landscape. It’s not at all surprising that we got better at conserving wilderness than at farming and gardening,” Pollan writes. The loveliest, and possibly most useful, of the letters belongs to Mary-Howell Martens, who farms 1,600 acres in upstate New York with her husband and son. Martens writes bluntly about the lonely work and the toll farming takes on marriages. Money, she warns, “will not come at regular intervals.” But, she writes, “You will be the first to see a newborn calf, an emerging seedling, the first rays of sunrise. You will smell rich, tilled earth, composted manure, rotten tomatoes, and diesel fuel. … The typical eight-hour American workday will cease to make any sense to you for the work will never be done.” At the end of the essay, she poses a question — “Had I known this before I married a farmer, would I have chosen this path?” — that Martens cagily does not answer. Finally, there’s Bill McKibben, the Vermont activist and author who is incapable of composing an uninteresting sentence. In his opening, McKibben speaks for all of us: the farmers, the thinking-about-beingfarmers, and those who will never get any closer to farm life than reading Charlotte’s Web. “As an old eater, let me first say, ‘thank you’ for this food we are about to receive. The work you’ve chosen to do is important to me on three major occasions each day and at frequent intervals in between. Without you, I’d have low blood sugar and be cranky. My wife thanks you, too.” Radiant, per usual. Not everything in this book is, but the farmers in your life would love it, if only they had time to read. B — Jennifer Graham
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Alien: Covenant (R)
Humans headed out to colonize a new world make some bad life choices in Alien: Covenant.
“Let’s follow that strange transmission to the uncharted planet and then explore it without any equipment that could protect us from contamination!” — that collection of iffy decisions sums up what the crew of the Covenant does after it is awakened some seven years too soon while on a trip to start a human colony a new planet. Unlike in Passengers, which also starts this way, some crew members die horribly right away, including the husband of Daniels (Katherine Waterston). He was the ship’s captain, a responsibility that now falls to Oram (Billy Crudup), whose wife Karine (Carmen Ejogo) is also a part of the crew. Also awake and looking to get the ship repaired and back on track are married couples Tennessee (Danny McBride) and Faris (Amy Seimetz), Lope (Demian Bichir) and Hallett (Nathaniel Dean), and Ricks (Jussie Smollett) and Upworth (Callie Hernandez). And then there’s Walter (Michael Fassbender), who, like David (also Fassbender) before him in Prometheus (and who we see, or at least see some version of, in the movie’s opening scene), is an android who had been running the ship while the humans slept. When Tennessee encounters a fragment of a strange transmission while making repairs outside the ship, Oram decides that they should check out the promising-looking planet from which it emanates. Once they get to this planet, which is covered in storms that interfere with signals and is notable for the appearance of wheat and the lack of animal noise, the humans don’t have to bumble around for long before people start to get infected with alienitis. Symptoms? Slime-covered stage prop bursting from your internal organs shortly after exposure. Prognosis? Not great. I’ll admit that I have no dog in this particular franchise-revival fight. I didn’t come in to the Alien movies until the end of the original run and have not had the will to go back
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and revisit with more than a casual viewing of the original few movies that won so much acclaim. Faced with such eye-roll-y fare as Alien: Resurrection and Prometheus, I find myself thinking rather fondly of Alien Vs. Predator. I know, I know, I’ll get around to the 1979 original some day. But this movie is not making that desire to catch up any stronger. Even without having seen the first two movies, I know exactly what is going to happen at all points in this movie. From its opening scene of David talking with his creator/Weyland corporation founder Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) through the world’s most obvious reveal in its final moments, this movie doesn’t veer from a well-worn path. Age down the crew by 15 to 20 years and replace “space ship” with “an old fishing cabin in the woods” and this movie becomes indistinguishable from, like, 50 percent of horror movies. And, sure, this is because Alien is a formative horror film from which so many films take direction. But this Alien movie doesn’t do anything new with the genre, with the continuing story or with the general form. And sure, one could probably make a similar argument about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, another continuation of a 1970s sci-fi property. But my counter would be that at least that movie is, on its own merits, a fun adventure with moments of both levity and nifty action. I can judge Alien: Covenant pretty much only on its own merits
Friday, May 26: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13) The Pirates series is back for movie number five because monComing soon: ey. Johnny Depp returns, of Thursday, May 25: Baywatch course, as does Geoffrey Rush (R) I’m not sure why we get and they are joined by Javier an extra day to go see future Bardem, Henry Thwaites and president Dwayne Johnson in Kaya Scodelario. the movie adaptation of the 1990s TV series but, hey, I’ll Out now: take it! Against all reason I am Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. looking forward to this come- 2 (PG-13) dy, also starring Zac Efron and Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana. Priyanka Chopra. Not nearly as fun, loose or * Indicates movies worth seeing. Find reviews of many of the films listed here at hippopress.com.
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fresh-seeming as the original outing, this continuing adventure of the misfit universe savers has its moments of comedy and solid action. BSnatched (R) Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn. I get that “R-rated lady comedy” is the point of this tale of a mother and daughter who are kidnapped during their already imperfect South American vacation but only the scenes of Ike Barinholtz as a man-baby and Bashir Salahuddin as a
— and it really doesn’t have many of those. C Rated R for sci-fi violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity. Directed by Ridley Scott with a screenplay by John Logan and Dante Harper, Alien: Covenant is two hours and two minutes long and distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Everything, Everything (PG-13)
A girl who can’t leave her house falls in love with her new neighbor in Everything, Everything, a YA romance (adapted from a YA novel).
Maddy Whittier (Amandla Stenberg) has such a weak immune system that she can’t leave her air-lock-having, HEPA-filtered, contamination-free house. (Though, this open-concept, impeccably decorated home is not the worst place to be stuck.) Her only inperson companions are her mom, Dr. Pauline Whittier (Anika Noni Rose); her nurse, Carla (Ana de la Reguera), and Carla’s daughter, Rosa (Danube Hermosillo), who is headed off to college. As the 18-year-old Maddy would be, if her life wasn’t lived almost entirely through the internet, where she takes architecture classes and posts one-sentence reviews of books. Enter boy. Olly (Nick Robinson) and his family move in next door to the Whittiers and he becomes intrigued with the girl he sees looking at him through the window. Maddy and Olly soon
state department employee trying to explain that there is no A-Team have the right amount of truthful weirdness to really work. The rest of the humor feels very processed and flavorless. C King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (PG-13) Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law. Did Camelot really have this much kung fu and this many guys named Mike? I’m not sure but the Guy Ritchie-er elements of this Guy Ritchie
start texting and chatting on the phone, conversations that the movie cleverly depicts by putting the two inside Maddy’s architectural models. Eventually, though, texting isn’t good enough and Maddy wants to meet Olly in person, even though the presence of Olly, and all of his outside germs, carries the risk of serious infection. Even before I heard the girls behind me in the theater gasp when Olly tells Maddy he loves her I knew that: (a) I am probably not the audience for this movie but (b) for this movie’s intended audience, it works just fine. Sure, there’s something a little dippy about much of the dialogue — in fairness, not vampire-boyfriend dippy — and I feel like Stenberg and Robinson could really use a whole season of a CW show to grow into these roles. But overall, these actors are fine, the movie is fine, their romance is romantic and just fine. As with adult romance movies, the real estate and clothing is spectacular — the sun room complete with, like, river-stone wall fountain and giant windows is the stuff of “when we win the lottery” dreams — and aggressively aspirational but then again such is the case with all of those Nicholas Sparks movies so, fine. Actually, Stenberg is probably better than fine, or would be if she could get some more interesting material to work with. For what she’s given, she does make Maddy seem like something of a real person — not a victim or a wimp or an unrealistic superhero. Since it’s hard, in modern life, to find a reason to keep people apart in romances, I forgive the movie for its plot weaknesses. Some aspects of Maddy’s illness and the rules surrounding it that don’t completely make sense (especially when we see how resourceful she is later on) but I doubt that will bother any person of the right age who just wants to see attractive people flirt and fall in love, which they do here, just fine. BRated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief sensuality. Directed by Stella Meghie with a screenplay by J. Mills Goodloe (from the novel by Nicola Yoon), Everything, Everything is an hour and 36 minutes long and distributed by Warner Brothers.
take on the King Arthur story are by far the most entertaining parts of this totally OK movie that you will probably enjoy watching on the sofa some Sunday afternoon three months from now. Charlie Hunnam has the makings of a fun action movie star but he’ll need something other than this movie to get him there. C+ *The Fate of the Furious (PG-13) Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson. Also Jason Statham, Michelle
Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Luke Owen, Charlize Theron and, for no particular reason other than it’s kind of entertaining, Helen Mirren. Is this a good movie? No. Is it a fun movie? That probably depends on whether you think flaming cars racing backward, a submarine chasing a car, Statham and Johnson exchanging insults and a character being called “Little Nobody” is fun. (The correct answer, by the way, is yes, yes these things are fun.) B-
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RED RIVER THEATRES 11 S. Main St., Concord, 2244600, redrivertheatres.org • Their Finest (R, 2017) Thurs., May 25, at 2:05 p.m. • The Salesman (PG-13, 2016) Thurs., May 25, at 2:20 & 6:30 p.m. • Chuck (R, 2017) Fri., May 26, at 1:10, 3:25, 5:40 & 8 p.m.; Sat., May 27, at 1:10, 3:25, 5:40 & 8 p.m.; Sun., May 28, at 1:10, 3:25 & 5:40 p.m.; Mon., May 29, at 2, 5:25 & 7:45 p.m.; Tues., May 30, at 2, 5:25 & 7:45 p.m.; Wed., May 31, at 2, 5:25 & 7;45 p.m.; & Thurs., June 1, at 2, 5:25 & 7:45 p.m. • Norman (R, 2017) Thurs., May 25, at 2, 5:30 & 8 p.m.; Fri., May 26, at 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Sat., May 27, at 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun., May 28, at 1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.; Mon., May 29, at 2:05, 5:30 & 8 p.m.; Tues., May 30, at 2:05, 5:30 & 8 p.m.; Wed., May 31, at 2:05, 5:30 & 8 p.m.; Thurs., June 1, at 2:05 p.m. • Frantz (PG-13, 2017) Fri., May 26, at 2, 5:15 & 8:30 p.m.; Sat., May 27, at 2, 5:15 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun., May 28, at 2 & 5:15 p.m.; Mon., May 29, at 2:20 & 6:30 p.m.; Tues., May 30, at 2:10, 5:35 & 7:40 p.m.; Wed., May 31, at 2:10, 5:35 & 7:40 p.m.; & Thurs., June 1, at 2:10, 5:35 & 7:40 p.m. • Mr. Connolly has ALS (NR, 2017) Thurs., May 25, at 1:30 & 5:30 p.m.; Fri., May 26, at 1, 4:15 & 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 27, at 1, 4:15 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 28, at 1 & 4:15 p.m.; Mon., May 29, at 1:30 & 5:30 p.m. • The Freedom to Marry (NR, 2017) Thurs., June 1, at 6 p.m. WILTON TOWN HALL 40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, wiltontownhalltheatre.com • Gifted (PG-13, 2017) Fri., May 26, through Thurs., June 1, at 7:30 p.m. Additional screening Sun., May 28, at 2 p.m. • Neruda (R, 2016) Fri., May 26, through Thurs., June 1, at 7:30 p.m. Additional screenings Sun., May 28, at 2 & 4:30 p.m. • The Man Who Never Was (1956) Sat., May 27, at 4:30 p.m. • Flowers for Peace Sun., May 28, at 4:30 p.m.
CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS 44 S. Main St., Concord, 2251111, ccanh.com • Obsession (National Theatre London in HD) Tues., June 6, at 6 p.m. • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (National Theatre London in HD) Tues., June 13, at 6 p.m. MANCHESTER CITY LIBRARY 405 Pine St., Manchester, 6246550, manchester.lib.nh.us; some films at the West Branch, 76 Main St., Manchester, 6246560 • Warcraft (PG-13, 2016) Wed., May 31, at 1 p.m. • Doctor Strange (PG-13, 2016) Wed., June 7, at 1 p.m. NASHUA PUBLIC LIBRARY NPL Theater, 2 Court St., Nashua, 589-4611, nashualibrary.org. Call 589-4646 for a movie schedule. Seating is limited. Food and drink are not permitted. Cinema Cabaret screens adult films on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and the family film series screens on Saturdays at 2 p.m. • The Salesman (PG-13, 2016) Tues., May 30, at 7 p.m. • Jurassic Park (PG-13, 1993) Wed., May 31, at 2 p.m. RODGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY 194 Derry Road, Route 102, Hudson, rodgerslibrary.org. 886-6030 • Cinema Celebration second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. PETERBOROUGH COMMUNITY THEATRE 6 School St., Peterborough, pctmovies.com, 924-2255 • Their Finest (R, 2017) Thurs., May 25, at 7 p.m. • The Lost City of Z (PG-13, 2016) May 26 through June 1, Wed., Sat. and Sun. at 2:30 & 7 p.m., Thurs. and Fri. at 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 • Frantz (PG-13, 2016) Thurs., May 25, at 7 p.m. • Alive and Kicking (documentary, 2016) Fri., May 26, at 7 p.m.; Sat., May 27, at 7 p.m.; Tues., May 30, at 7 p.m.; Thurs., June 1, at 7 p.m. • The Big Lebowski (R, 1998) Fri., May 26, at 8 p.m. • Obsession (PG, 1976) Sat., May 27, at 1 p.m. • The Last Word () Sat., May 27, at 7 p.m.; Sun., May 28, at 4 p.m.; Tues., May 30, at 7 p.m.; Wed., May 31, at 7 p.m.; Thurs., June 1, at 7 p.m. • Get Out (R, 2017) Fri., June 2, at 7 p.m. • David Lynch: The Art Life Wed., June 7, at 7 p.m.; Thurs., June 8, at 7 p.m. 3S ARTSPACE 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, 3sarts.org, 766-3330 • Distance Between Dreams Thurs., May 25, at 6:30 p.m., presented with Surfrider NH • Metropolis with performance by Alloy Orchestra Fri., June 30, at 7:30 p.m. THE FLYING MONKEY 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, 5362551, flyingmonkeynh.com • Get Out (R, 2017) May 27, 31, June 3, 4, at 6:30 p.m. • Seven Chances (1925) Thurs., June 1, at 6:30 p.m., silent film with musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis • The Wall (R, 2017) June 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, at 6:30 p.m.
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By Michael Witthaus
• Uncanny: Musicians who backed Joe Cocker on tour and in the studio now perform as Cocker Rocks, featuring English vocalist Elliott Tuffin as a more than able stand-in for the legend who drove hits like “Hitchcock Railway” and “Up Where We Belong” and permanently claimed The Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends” as his own. Go Thursday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m., Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 39 Main St., Plymouth. Tickets are $24 to $29 at flyingmonkeynh.com. • Clarity: Running all of Memorial Day weekend, the 22nd annual Half Moon Sober Festival has workshops on spiritual healing and avoiding self-defeating behavior, along with sports and family activities. Live music happens throughout; performers include Don White, The Loomers, Debbie Fisher, Special K, Mission of Blues, Way up South, Opiate (Tool Tribute Band), and Johnny Press Mess. Go Friday, May 26, 4 p.m., 4-H Youth Center, 15 Hilldale Lane, New Boston. Tickets $70 for the weekend, $25 per day at halfmoonsober.org. • Kickoff: The concert season at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion begins with Zac Brown Band returning for what’s become an annual residency — four nights, one of which sold out early. The 2017 concert lineup has country, classic rock and modern acts like Dashboard Confessional (Aug. 5) and Avenged Sevenfold/Volbeat (July 18), with multi-nighters from Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line. See Zac Brown Band on Friday, May 26, Sunday, May 28, or Monday, May 29, 7 p.m., Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, 72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford. Tickets at bankofnhpavilion.com. • Matinee: Enjoy an afternoon of bluegrass as the Ossipee Mountain Boys entertain during a special Sunday set. Original members Jeff Nelson (guitar, vocals), Dave Walker (bass, harmonica, vocals) and Paul Luf (banjo, guitar, vocals) played all over the Granite State in the ’70s and ’80s and are longtime Lakes Region favorites. Go Sunday, May 28, 4 p.m., Buckey’s Restaurant and Tavern, 240 Governor Wentworth Highway, Moultonborough. See buckeys.net. • Celebrate: A Seacoast watering hole marks its 12th year in business with Dave Berry Band playing blues and rock. The trio began in the early ’70s as the Wild Cherry Band but switched to The Cherry Band when a similarly named group hit with “Play That Funky Music (White Boy).” They split in 1981, but the music lives on; DBB also hosts the Pen’s open mike night. Go Monday, May 29, 4 p.m., Hawg’s Pen, Route 11, Farmington. See reverbnation.com/daveberryband. HIPPO | MAY 25 - 31, 2017 | PAGE 82
George Thorogood comes to Concord By Michael Witthaus
and you’re done, but with pool it’s not quite that easy.
George Thorogood and The Destroyers’ June 4 show at Concord’s Capitol Center is part of their Rock Party tour, named for his forthcoming album, Party of One. Due for summer release, it’s Thorogood’s first solo effort and marks a return to the label that launched his career in the 1970s, Rounder Records. Thorogood called the mostly acoustic LP “long overdue” in a recent phone interview, saying it “should have been the first record I did, because a lot of people start that way — Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen — then move into the electric scene.” A recent interview touched on a range of topics, from early success with obscure songs by American rock and blues heroes, to how many of his own hits were written with others in mind, including the career-defining “Bad to the Bone,” and why he stays energized entering his fifth decade of performing.
How did Bo Diddly end up participating — was that your move? I can’t remember if I or the record label suggested him, but we wanted to make a mini movie [like] Magnificent Seven or Good, Bad and the Ugly, that kind of thing; the guy with the big reputation, the bad guy. Then the kid comes to town and shoots him down. Bo’s really into that thing and he totally ran with it, he loved the whole idea, wearing the sheriff’s hat and all that, western clothes. Bo Diddly is a gunslinger, right?
How are you motivated to keep playing; what makes it exciting? Numerous things — No. 1 is that it’s still fun. When that ends, you should hang it up, because that’s why you do it to begin with ... I always go with the three Ds: desire, demand and delivery. Do people still want to see us? … Are you still delivering as good as ever? Have you seen The Who or Tom Jones lately? Unbelievable! Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend couldn’t come up for air. As long as there is delivery there — you don’t want to rip people off, do you? Early on, you put your own stamp on overlooked songs you felt fans should know. What was your selection process? The Rolling Stones, John Hammond, ButGeorge Thorogood and the Destroyers When: Sunday, June 4, 7:30 p.m. Where: Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord Tickets: $44.50-$64.50 at ccanh.com
Nite Life Music, Comedy & Parties • BAZA at Kimball Library (3 Academy Ave, Atkinson 362-5234) on Thursday, May 25, 6 p.m. Acoustic duo, guitar, harmonica and vocals, perform the music and share the history of the Delta and Piedmont style blues and its pioneers. Winners of the solo/duo 2017 Granite State Blues Challenge. • KARIM NAGI at Barnstormers Theatre (104 Main St., Tamworth
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Many of your own songs were envisioned for others — “I Drink Alone” for George Jones, “Bad to the Bone” for Muddy Waters or Bo Diddley — why did you try to give your best stuff away? I like my material to have an air of familiarity when people hear it ... I heard another artist when I was putting it together; a lot of people do that. ... When the Beatles wrote “All I Gotta Do,” they were probably thinking the Everly Brothers, because it sounds like ‘em. I wrote “Oklahoma Sweetheart” and said, “we gotta get this to Merle Haggard.” That never happened — not any of them. I thought, “don’t people know I exist?
terfield Band [and] people like that … did the same thing I did, or I did the same thing they did, I should say. What they did in the ’60s, I was doing in the early ’70s. But the list was kind of picked over and I found 20, 25 songs that I felt were good ones. I thought it would be great if other bands had done some of these songs — I would have loved to have heard Tom Waits or Elvin Bishop do “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” … when the first two albums came out, we made a lot of noise, because no one had ever heard those songs. Even some of the people who recorded them originally, they never remembered them. They said, “That sounds like me,” and I You’ve said only a few people are left said “It is you — you did it back in ’61, don’t doing what you do, naming ZZ Top’s Billy you remember?” Gibbons. Do you still feel that way? Billy Gibbons and I have a mutual underWhat are your memories of making the standing … we are from the same school. video for “Bad to the Bone?” Johnny Winter, Billy and I did the same thing MTV was jumping all over the place — we went crazy over Bo Diddly and Muddy and I just hooked up with a major label. Waters and formed a guitar style around those This was my chance; the demand was big- dudes. The thing that Billy’s got that I haven’t ger than the supply …I wanted to make it got is “LaGrange” and a beard … the farthest a card game, not a pool game — like Cin- I ever got was “Move It On Over” and “Bad cinnati Kid with Steve McQueen, and they to the Bone,” which isn’t too bad [but] people said, no, we want to do pool like The Hus- will say, why didn’t I become as big as Billy tler with Paul Newman. I said, well one Gibbons, and I’ll say, because “Legs” sold 15 or the other is cool, it’s got that tongue in billion records. It’s that simple, it’s not a myscheek macho thing … but I can’t shoot tery … but we stretched five songs over 40 pool. You can fake it with cards. … A years, and that in itself is a miracle. Everydirector gives you four aces, a close up thing has its place.
323-0104) on Friday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. Egyptian-American musician, DJ, and dancer culminates 4-day residency with energetic performance • TRIBUTE CONCERT at InterLakes High School (103 Main St., Meredith ) on Saturday, May 27, 7 p.m. $27.50 - Barry Manilow and Rod Stewart are brought to the stage by impersonator Jay Gates for Temple B’nai Israel’s “We Care” concert to benefit Camp Resilience of Gilford.
• THE BUSKERS at Amoskeag Studio (250 Commercial St., Manchester 315-9320) on Friday, June 2, 8 p.m. $15. With a kitchen sink of instruments and influences from jug band and jazz to roots rock, The Buskers mix respect for songwriting with passion for improvisation. • OUTDOOR MUSIC at Main Street Warner (16 E. Main Street, Warner 456-2700) on Sunday, June 4, 6 p.m. Kenny Weiland CD release
concert, w/Joey Pierog, Brad Myrick and others. $10 suggested donation and CD. • SUMMER SERVE-A-THON at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (One Line Drive, Manchester 8527382) Wednesday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. $10. The Suitcase Junket performs following a service project with community volunteers packaging 22,000 meals for local families organized by Old Sol Music Hall, Inc.
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Main 228-6363 432-3210 Penuche’s Music Hall 11 Fourth St. 343-4390 Hampton CC Tomatoes Hooksett 1087 Elm St. Dover Brick House 209 Fisherville Rd Ashworth By The Sea Asian Breeze Loudon 206-5599 2 Orchard St. 749-3838 295 Ocean Blvd. 753-4450 1328 Hooksett Rd Hungry Buffalo Portland Pie Company Fury’s Publick House Cheers 926-6762 621-9298 58 Rte 129 798-3737 786 Elm St. 622-7437 1 Washington St. 17 Depot St. 228-0180 Bernie’s Beach Bar Salona Bar & Grill 617-3633 Granite 73 Ocean Blvd 926-5050 Hudson Manchester 128 Maple St. 96 Pleasant St. 227-9000 Sonny’s Tavern Boardwalk Inn & Cafe AJ’s Sports Bar 624-4020 83 Washington St. Hermanos 139 Ocean Blvd. 929-7400 11 Tracy Lane 718-1102 A&E Cafe 1000 Elm St. 578-3338 Shaskeen 742-4226 11 Hills Ave. 224-5669 Breakers at Ashworth River’s Pub Amoskeag Studio 250 909 Elm St. 625-0246 Top of the Chop Makris 295 Ocean Blvd. 926-6762 76 Derry St 880-8676 Commercial St. Shorty’s 1 Orchard St. 740-0006 Breakers By the Sea 354 Sheep Davis Road JD Chaser’s 1050 Bicentennial Drive 225-7665 409 Ocean Blvd 926-7702 2B Burnham Rd 886-0792 315-9320 625-1730 Thursday, May 25 Claremont Ashland Taverne on the Square: Kid Common Man: Jim McHugh & Pinky Steve McBrian (Open) Concord Auburn Granite: CJ Poole Duo Auburn Pitts: Open Jam w/ Hermanos: Mike Morris Gordy and Diane Pettipas Penuche’s Ale House: Bangkok Disco Bedford True Brew: Dusty Gray Open Copper Door: Chris Lester Original Boscawen Alan’s: John Pratte
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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 Marty’s Driving Range Haluwa Lounge Nashua Mall 883-6662 96 Old Turnpike Rd Killarney’s Irish Pub 878-1324 9 Northeastern Blvd. 888-1551 Meredith Giuseppe’s Ristorante O’Shea’s 312 DW Hwy 279-3313 449 Amherst St. 943-7089 Peddler’s Daughter 48 Main St. 821-7535 Merrimack Portland Pie Company Homestead 641 DW Hwy 429-2022 14 Railroad Sq 882-7437 Riverwalk Jade Dragon 515 DW Hwy 424-2280 35 Railroad Sq 578-0200 Shorty’s Pacific Fusion 356 DW Hwy 424-6320 48 Gusabel Ave. 882-4070 Stella Blu Tortilla Flat 70 E. Pearl St. 578-5557 594 Daniel Webster Thirsty Turtle Hwy 262-1693 8 Temple St. 402-4136 Milford New Boston J’s Tavern 63 Union Square 554-1433 Molly’s Tavern 35 Mont Vernon Rd Lefty’s Lanes 487-2011 244 Elm St. 554-8300 Pasta Loft Newbury 241 Union Square Goosefeathers Pub 672-2270 Mt. Sunapee 763-3500 Shaka’s Bar & Grill 11 Wilton Rd 554-1224 Salt Hill Pub 1407 Rt 103 763-2667 Tiebreakers at Hampshire Hills 50 Emerson Rd 673-7123 New Castle Wentworth By The Sea Union Coffee Co. 588 Wentworth Rd 42 South St. 554-8879 422-7322 Moultonborough New London Castle in the Clouds 455 Old Mountain Road Flying Goose 40 Andover Road 478-5900 526-6899 Nashua Newington 110 Grill 27 Trafalgar Sq. 943-7443 Paddy’s 27 International Drive 5 Dragons 29 Railroad Sq. 578-0702 430-9450 River Casino Newmarket 53 High St. 881-9060 Riverworks Boston Billiard Club 164 Main St. 659-6119 55 Northeastern Blvd. Stone Church 943-5630 5 Granite St. 659-7700 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 Wild Rover 21 Kosciuszko St. 669-7722
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9th Circuit - Family Division - Nashua, 30 Spring Street, Suite 102, Nashua, NH 03060 Telephone: 1-855-212-1234 | TTY/TDD Relay: (800) 735-2964
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TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
To: Thomas Hicks formly of and now parts unknown Case Number: 659-2017-TR-00002 659-2017-TR-00001; Initial Hearing Terminate Parental Rights
A petition to terminate parental rights over your minor child(ren) has been filed in this Court. You are herby cited to appear at a Court to show cause why the same should not be granted. Date: July 11, 2017 Courtroom 6 -9th Circuit Court- Nashua 30 Spring Street, Nashua, NH Time: 1:00 pm - Time Alloted: 1 Hour A written appearance must be filed with this Court on or before the date of the hearing, or the respondent may personally appear on the date of hearing or be defaulted. CAUTION You should respond immediately to this notice to prepare for trial and because important hearings will take place prior to trial. If you fail to appear personally or in writing, you will waive your right to a hearing and you parental rights may be terminated at the above hearing.
IMPORTANT RIGHTS OF PARENTS
THIS PETITION IS TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS OVER YOUR CHILD(REN) SHALL BE TERMINATED. TERMINATION OF THE PARENT/ CHILD RELATIONSHIP MEANS THE TERMINATION SHALL DIVEST YOU OF ALL LEGAL RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES, DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE LOSS OF ALL RIGHTS TO CUSTODY. VISITATION AND COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR CHILD(REN). IF TERMINATION IS GRANTED, YOU WILL RECEIVE NO NOTICE OF FUTURE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS CONCERNING YOUR CHILD(REN).
You are hereby notified that you have a right to be represented by an attorney. You also have the right to oppose the proceedings, to attend the hearing and to present evidence. If you desire an attorney, you may notify this Court within ten (10) days of receiving this notice and upon a finding of indigency, the Court will appoint an attorney without cost to you. If you enter an appearance, notice of any future hearings regarding this child(ren) will be by the first class mail to you, your attorney and all other interested parties not less than ten (10) days prior to any scheduled hearing. Additional information may be obtained from the Family Division Court identified in the heading of this Order of Notice. If you will need an interpreter or other accommodations for this hearing, please contact the court immediately. Please be advised (and/or advise clients, witnesses, and others) that it is a Class B felony to carry a firearm or other deadly weapon as defined in RSA 625.11. V in a courtroom or area used by a court.
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Seabrook Chop Shop: Kim & Mike/ Donny plays Johnny Cash Monday, May 29 Concord Hermanos: John Franzosa Farmington Hawg’s Pen: Dave Berry Band- 12th Anniversary Bash Hanover Canoe Club: Marko The Magician Tableside Salt hill Pub: Hootenanny Manchester Bungalow: Keep Flying, Harbour & Secret Spirit Central Ale House: Jonny Friday Duo Derryfield: Deck: Ryan Williamson Fratello’s: Rob Wolfe or Phil Jacques Murphy’s Taproom: Austin Pratt Meredith Giuseppe’s: Lou Porrazzo Merrimack Homestead: Chris Cavanaugh Nashua Fratello’s Italian Amanda McCarthy
Newmarket Stone Church: Mindful Monday (Occupy NH) Portsmouth Dolphin Striker: Old School Ri Ra: Oran Mor Tuesday, May 30 Concord Hermanos: Mike Walsh Dover Fury’s Publick House: Tim Theriault and Friends Sonny’s: Soggy Po’ Boys Gilford Patrick’s: Paul Luff hosts Hanover Canoe Club: Bruce Gregori Manchester Derryfield: Deck: Sam Robbins Fratello’s: Justin Cohn Murphy’s Taproom: Joe Sambo Penuche’s Music Hall: Crossroads Strange Brew: Robert Linscott Whiskey’s 20: Sammy Smoove & DJ Gera
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NITE MUSIC THIS WEEK Meredith Giuseppe’s: Michael Bourgeois
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Dover Fury’s Publick House: Back On The Train
Nashua Fratello’s Italian Grille: Brad Bosse Newmarket Stone Church: Bluegrass Jam North Hampton Barley House Seacoast: Traditional Irish Session Peterborough Harlow’s: Celtic Music Jam Portsmouth Dolphin Striker: Pete Peterson Press Room: Jazz Jam w/ Larry Garland & Friends Seabrook Chop Shop: Bare Bones Wednesday, May 31 Bedford T-Bones: Amanda Dane
Dublin DelRossi’s Trattoria: Celtic and Old Timey Jam Session
Fratello’s: Ramez Mataz Murphy’s Taproom: Sam Robbins Meredith Giuseppe’s: Buskers Merrimack Homestead: Amanda McCarthy
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Hampton CR’s: Rico Barr Duo
Plaistow Racks: DJ Sensations
Hanover Canoe Club: Ted Mortimer
Portsmouth Dolphin Striker: Dan Walker Press Room: Chelsea Paolini Ri Ra: Erin’s Guild
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Rochester Lilac City Grille: Tim Theriault - Ladies Night Seabrook Chop Shop: Guitar-a-oke & Cocktails
NITE CONCERTS Capitol Center for the Performing Arts & Spotlight Cafe 44 S. Main St., Concord 225-1111, ccanh.com The Colonial Theatre 95 Main St., Keene 352-2033, thecolonial.org Dana Humanities Center 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester 641-7700, anselm.edu/dana The Flying Monkey 39 S. Main St., Plymouth
Cocker Rocks Thursday, May 25, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey Shawn Colvin Thursday, May 25, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Zac Brown Band Friday, May 26, 7 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion Chevelle Friday, May 26, 7 p.m. Casino Ballroom Rusted Root Friday, May 26, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey Jose & Patti: Kings and Queens of Rock and Roll Friday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. Palace Theatre Delta Rae Friday, May 26, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Zac Brown Band Saturday, May 27, 7 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion Ana Popovic Saturday, May 27, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Zac Brown Band Sunday, May 28, 7 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion Robert Cray Band Sunday, May 28, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey Zac Brown Band Monday, May 29, 7 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion Avett Brothers Thursday, June 1, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion Miranda Lambert/Cadillac Three (also 7/3) Friday, June 2,
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Rochester Opera House 31 Wakefield St., Rochester 335-1992, rochesteroperahouse.com SNHU Arena 555 Elm St., Manchester 644-5000, snhuarena.com Stockbridge Theatre Pinkerton Academy, Route 28, Derry 437-5210, stockbridgetheatre.com Tupelo Music Hall 2 Young Road, Londonderry 437-5100, tupelohall.com
7 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion The Fabulous Thunderbirds Friday, June 2, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey Pink Martini Saturday, June 3, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre Caitlin Canty Saturday, June 3, 8 p.m. Music Hall Loft Dinner Dance – Overdrive Saturday, June 3, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry George Thorogood Sunday, June 4, 7 p.m. Cap Center Ambrosia Sunday, June 4, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry The B-52s Monday, June 5, 7 p.m. Casino Ballroom Zach Williams Tuesday, June 6, 7 p.m. Music Hall Loft Riverdance 20 Years: The Anniversary Wednesday, June 7, 7 p.m. SNHU Arena Tab Benoit Thursday, June 8, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey Gaelic Storm Friday, June 9, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey Trombone Shorty Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. Boarding House Park
Everclear w/ Vertical Horizon and Fastball Saturday, June 10, 7 p.m. Casino Ballroom Another Tequila Sunrise: Tribute to the Eagles Saturday, June 10, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre Recycled Percussion Saturday, June 10, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey Strafford Wind Symphony Saturday, June 10, 8 p.m. Rochester Opera House Albert Cummings Saturday, June 10, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry America Sunday, June 11, 7 p.m. Cap Center Recycled Percussion Monday, June 12, 8 p.m. Flying Monkey An Evening with Diana Krall Wednesday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. Music Hall Joan Osborne Thursday, June 15, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry Four Voices - Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Indigo Girls Friday, June 16, 7 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion Michael Franti & Spearhead Friday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. Boarding House Park
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JONESIN’ CROSSWORDS BY MATT JONES
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[Note: Matt J. took his two kids to the zoo, where they came up with this theme (no, he doesn’t work at the zoo, just thought it’d be fun). Clues with an [E] were written by 67-Across, and clues with an [S] were written by 49-Across.] 1 Sound of a punch [E] 5 Green paper that you pay with [E] 9 They make up stairs [E]
14 Make goo-goo eyes at 15 Tennis’s Arthur ___ Stadium 16 Like some dirt bike tracks [S] 17 Fearsome cat that spends moolah on Lamborghinis and mansions? [S] 19 Former “Come on down!” announcer Johnny 20 “I ___ open this jar. Can you help, Daddy?” [E] 21 Monkey that eats curtains? [E]
23 “Gimme ___! ... What’s that spell? Ella!” [E] 24 There are 100 in a century (abbr.) [S] 26 Something a toy poodle says [E] 27 Rat-a-___ [E] 28 Something that people say in awe [E] 30 Pookums [E] 35 Scaly creature that likes to eat frosted sweets? [S] 37 Ninja Turtle that wears red, to his friends [S] 40 Getting from ___ B 41 Kid that can have a cellphone [S] 42 Bird that smokes and does vandalism? [E] 47 Sneaky little animal [E] 48 ___ gin fizz 49 Kid who is “epic!” [S] 52 The ___ on the Shelf [S] 54 Sid: “I’m not ___ years old anymore.” Me: “No, I mean ___ as in ‘I ___ some food.’”
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55 Palindromic Turkish title 56 Water animal with flippers that barters 24/7? [S] 61 Wants really badly [S] 63 Go off-script (sorry, Ella, it doesn’t mean “get more pounds”) 64 Slow animal that grows wings and gets in your clothes? [E] 66 She was a princess “long ago” [E] 67 “The coolest kid in the universe” [E] 68 Lake that sounds scary [E] 69 Me: “How about the clue ‘Used needles,’ Ella?” Ella: “No, new needles. You have to use them because it affects the fabric more than you expect.” 70 Martens and McStuffins, for instance [S] 71 Air France fliers, once
1 Type of wild “kitty-kitty” [E] 2 Type of lizard in “Sing” [E] 3 Horse’s mesh protection against pests, maybe 4 Sinn ___ (Irish political movement) 5 Spike thrown in the road to stop robbers [S] 6 “___ was saying ...” [E] 7 Like show horses’ feet 8 “___ Danger” (Nickelodeon show) [E] 9 Quaint stores (you’d think, based on how they’re spelled) 10 Piece that goes on the floor [S] 11 Queen in Arendelle [E] 12 Water drop sound [E]
13 “Auld Lang ___” 18 Something said in an “argument party” [S] 22 Teacher’s helper [E] 25 Region with Legoland, informally [S] 29 Dislikes [S] 31 Poker money 32 “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly ___ Jepsen [E] 33 “I Like ___” (‘50s political slogan) 34 “Hallow” ending 35 Someone who might cook meatballs for you [S] 36 Animal that’s cute, fuzzy, lazy, and gray [E] 37 ___ for “Ricky Bubwick” (apparently a name that Sid just made up) 38 Everyone [S] 39 Toilet paper layer 43 Turns evil or moldy [E] 44 Remote control car part [S] 45 Tag situations? [S] 46 Looks rudely 49 Enjoys, as food [S] 50 “Understood” [S] 51 Marks that are lines [S] 53 Popular [E] 56 Parents “who do puzzled goodness” [S] 57 Brickell whose band is the New Bohemians 58 “There ought to be ___” 59 It may be parallel [E] 60 Olympic hurdler/bobsledder Jones 62 Drinks that are alcoholic [S] 65 “Waterfalls” trio
SIGNS OF LIFE wider field of employment ... and to the ballot for the protection of her rights. Don’t let yourself get distracted. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Mrs. Stanton had the intellectual, and Susan the executive,, ability to carry forward the movement …. They helped and strengthened each other, and together they have accomplished great things for woman and humanity. Working together is the key. Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Men argue as though, if women had the right to vote, they would all abandon their homes and their babies, and stand at the polls from year’s end to year’s end and do nothing but vote. The fact that you can do something doesn’t mean you have to do it all the time. Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) As soon as it became known that I was wearing the new dress, letters came pouring in upon me by hundreds from women all over the country making inquiries about the dress and asking for patterns — showing how ready and anxious women were to throw off the burden of long, heavy skirts. Throw off the burden. Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) It is no more true that every woman was made to be a cook and a washer of dishes and clothes, than that every man was made to be a wood sawyer and a ditch digger. Don’t saw wood unless you want to. Aries (March 21 – April 19) It is not a great many years since women sculptors were unknown, because women’s talent was not encouraged. You may discover hidden talents. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) I considered my own feelings and inclinations and judgment … never dreaming but I had the same right to doff that I had to don it, and not expecting to be accountable for my doings, or required to give a reason to every one that asked me. You don’t owe anyone an explanation.
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Quotes are from Amelia Bloomer, born May 27, 1818. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) At the outset, I had no idea of fully adopting the style; no thought of setting a fashion; no thought that my action would create an excitement throughout the civilized world, and give to the style my name and the credit due Mrs. Miller. Could you be inadvertently setting a fashion? Cancer (June 21 – July 22) We believe that most women are capable of taking care of their own property, and that they have the right to hold it, and to dispose of it as they please, man’s decision to the contrary notwithstanding. Joint ownership might get tricky. Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) [Our] furniture consisted of two old wooden chairs, an old table, a bed made on the floor, and three trunks. The bedstead lent us with the bed went together with screws, but as the screws could not be found the bedstead was useless and the bed had to lie on the floor. Do what you can with what you’ve got. Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Men have particular branches of business ... and never attempt to carry on three or four trades at the same time. Housekeeping comprises at least three trades, that of cook, laundress and seamstress, to which might be added that of house cleaning; and yet it is expected of woman that she will single-handed successfully carry on these various trades, and at the same time bear and rear children and teach them to become great and good. You might need to do more than one thing. Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) In deciding upon what is appropriate or inappropriate for individuals or classes the community is exceedingly capricious. They’ll come around. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) We all felt that the dress was drawing attention from what we thought of far greater importance — the question of woman’s right to better education, to a
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Medical researchers have been frustrated for years at failures in getting certain cancer-fighting drugs to reach targeted areas in women’s reproductive tracts, but doctors in Germany announced in April a bold technique that appeared to work: sending the drugs via sperm cells, which seem to roam without obstruction as they search for an egg. The process involves coating active sperm cells with an iron adhesive and magnetically steering them to their internal targets. • Sean Clemens, now awaiting trial in Liberty, Ohio, in the death of an 84-yearold woman, allegedly confessed his guilt to a co-worker after telling the man that something was bothering him that he needed to tell someone about but only if the co-worker would “pinkie-swear” not to tell anyone else. (The co-worker broke the code.) • In the course of pursuing claims against
Alaskan dentist Seth Lookhart for Medicaid fraud, government investigators found a video on his phone of him extracting a sedated patient’s tooth while riding on a hoverboard. (He had apparently sent the video to his office manager under the title “New Standard of Care.”) Lookhart had been indicted in 2016 for billing Medicaid $1.8 million for unnecessary patient sedations.
In April, Tennessee state representative Mike Stewart, aiming to make a point about the state’s lax gun-sales laws and piggybacking onto the cuddly feeling people have about children’s curbside lemonade stands, set up a combination stand on Nashville’s Capitol Hill, offering for sale lemonade, cookies and an AK-47 assault rifle (with a sign reading “No Background Check,” to distinguish the private-sale AK-47 from one purchased from a federally licensed dealer). (In fact, some states still regulate lemonade stands more than gun sales by nettlesome “health department” and anti-competitive rules and licensing, though Tennessee allows the stands in most neighborhoods as long as they are small and operated infrequently.)
(1) The Wall Street Journal reported in February that among the most popular diversions when Syrian households gather to escape the country’s bombs and bullets is playing the Hasbro war board game Risk (even though the game’s default version contains only five armies not nearly enough to simulate the many Syrian factions now fighting). (2) The parliament of Australia’s New South Wales, entertaining a February citizen petition to cut
societal “waste,” admitted that the petition’s required 107,000 signatures (already on a USB stick) would, by rule, have to be submitted in hard copy (4,000 pages), even though the pages would immediately be electronically scanned into a format for data storage.
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In March, an electrician on a service call at a public restroom in Usuki, Japan, discovered a crawlspace above the urinal area, which had apparently been a man’s home (with a space heater, gas stove and clothing). Investigators learned that Takashi Yamanouchi, 54, a homeless wanderer, had been living there continuously for three years and had arranged everything very tidily, including the 300-plus plastic two-liter bottles of his urine. (It was unclear why he was storing his urine when he resided above a public restroom.)
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• In March, WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C., broadcast surveillance video of a 7-Eleven armed robbery in the city’s northeast sector since some footage offered a clear picture of the suspect’s face. Moments into the robbery, the man peered upward, caught sight of the camera and, shocked, reached for his apparently forgotten ski mask on top of his head, where (better late than never) he pulled it into place. • In November, three teenagers were arrested after stealing superfast Dodge cars in the middle of the night from a dealership in St. Peters, Missouri. (After driving less than a mile, police said, the three had lost control of their cars, crashing them, including “totaling” two 700-horsepower Challenger Hellcats.) Visit weirduniverse.net.
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