Lifestyle Briefs: Scouts present G.I.R.L. Expo on Oct. 13 in Bedford

September 29. 2018 6:43PM
Girls will have the opportunity to try archery, painting, pottery, karate and even a pastry chef competition at the G.I.R.L. Expo New Hampshire on Oct. 13 in Bedford. (Courtesy)

Scouts present G.I.R.L. Expo on Oct. 13 in Bedford

BEDFORD - Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains will host G.I.R.L. Expo New Hampshire: Everything Exciting for Girls on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the NH Sportsplex, 68 Technology Drive.

The expo is open to the public and includes performances, exhibits, free workshops and giveaways.

G.I.R.L.s (Go Getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, Leaders) ages 5 to 18 will be able to broaden their interests in the outdoors, STEM, healthy living and life skills through interactive activities, along with hands-on workshops planned for girls and their families.

This year's expo also will feature performances by singer Kristina Lachaga, Meredith Rojas of Selfie-Made and Digitours, Miss Teen New Hampshire, Subzero Ice Cream, the McGonagle School of Irish Dance and the Ameri-Kids baton twirlers. A Girl Scout pastry chef competition also is on the schedule.

Among the activities and workshops will be bread-baking with King Arthur Flour, FIRST robotics, Zumba and line dance, Canvas Roadshow painting, Under the Sea crafts, financial literacy with Citizens Bank, cooking demonstrations with Hannaford, reading with the author of "Mouse Scouts," Restaurant Olympics with the N.H. Lodging and Restaurant Association, archery, Airsoft riflery, a mountain bike zone, underwater robots, pottery wheel demonstrations and computer programming with Raspberry Pi (Comcast).

More than 100 exhibitors will give everyone a chance to connect with local businesses and organizations and learn more about programs and services in their communities.

"G.I.R.L. Expo is the perfect opportunity for girls and their families to connect with one another and explore the incredible opportunities that girls have through Girl Scouting," said Patricia Mellor, CEO. "Girls will get the chance to try new things, challenge themselves in new ways, and discover ways to build their confidence while having fun."

Tickets, which are $5, are available by phone at (888) 474-9686, at the door and online at Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 8.

To learn more about becoming a Girl Scout, visit

Different Drummer Farm to host fall family day

CANDIA - Different Drummer Farm, 55 South Road, will host a family day - Pumpkins, Scarecrows and Art ... Oh My - from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

Activities will include old-fashioned country games for all ages, hay wagon rides, children's crafts, music, artists, animal petting, optional pony rides and fall treats.

A scarecrow-building contest also is planned for families, who must bring the materials. The farm will provide a stake.

For tickets, which are $10, and more information, go to the Camps, Clinics and Farm Events link at

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