New Hampshire events calendar


June 14. 2014 6:40PM






SUNDAY, JUNE 15

BEDFORD, Festivals: Strawberry Festival and Summer Kickoff, noon-4 p.m., Performance Stage adjacent to the Town Pool, Nashua Road, County Road. Free. 472-8547, friendsofbedfordcemeteries.org.

EXETER, Outdoors: Orienteering for Everyone, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fort Rock Forest, Commerce Way. $8-$5. 978-2815, upnoor.org.

FRANCONIA, Festivals: 21st Annual Celebration of Lupines, all day, Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Bretton Woods, Littleton, Lisbon, Lincoln, North Woodstock, Whitefield. Free. 823-5661, franconianotch.org.

HAMPTON, Outdoors: Hampton Beach Catamaran Regatta, all day, Hampton Beach State Park. Free. 502-7451.

HENNIKER, Outdoors: Pats Peak Mountain Bike Festival, all day, Pats Peak Ski Area, 686 Flanders Road. 428-3245, patspeak.com/summer/bike.html.

HOPKINTON, Music: Jim Barnes Concert, 2-4 p.m., Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream Barn, 107 Beech Hill Road. Free. 223-0828, beechhillfarm.com.

JACKSON, Tours: Jingle Bell Chocolate Challenge, noon-4 p.m., 18 Main St. $15. Registration: 383-9356, jacksonnh.com.

LONDONDERRY, Music: Karen Grenier, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Whippersnappers Restaurant, 44 Nashua Road. Free. 434-2660, whippersnappersnh.com.

MANCHESTER, Music: 'My Mixtape: The Sounds of the 80's,' 2 p.m., Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. $45-$15. 668-5588, palacetheatre.org.

MANCHESTER, Dance: Sunday Night Ballroom Dance Social, 6-9 p.m., Queen City Ballroom Dance Studio, 21 Dow St. $10. 622-1500, queencityballroomnh.com.

MERRIMACK, Festivals: Rock'n Ribfest 2014, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Anheuser-Busch, LLC, 221 Daniel Webster Hwy. $10-$7. ribfestnh.com.

MERRIMACK, Music: The Slakas, noon-4 p.m., Rotary West Rockin Ribfest Anheuser Busch, Daniel Webster Highway. 591-3505, theslakas.com.

NEW CASTLE, History: Open House, 1-5 p.m., Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor, 25 Wentworth Road. $4-$2. 828-9243, portsmouthharborlighthouse.org.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: Portsmouth Puppetry Festival, 2 & 7 p.m., Pontine Theatre, West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St. $50-$15. 436-6660, pontine.org.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: 'The Pirates of Penzance,' 2 p.m., Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St. $38-$20. 433-4472, seacoastrep.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 16

CAMPTON, History: The John Muir Trail Presentation, 7 p.m., Campton Old Town Hall, 529 NH Route 175. Free. 726-3081, camptonhistorical.org.

CONCORD, Tours: Tour the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mary Baker Eddy Historic House, 62 North State St. $5. 225-3444, longyear.org.

DOVER, Nightlife: Monday Nights are Rock Band Nights, 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Central Wave, 368 Central Ave. 742-9283.

FRANCONIA, Festivals: 21st Annual Celebration of Lupines, all day, Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Bretton Woods, Littleton, Lisbon, Lincoln, North Woodstock, Whitefield. Free. 823-5661, franconianotch.org.

HAMPTON, Benefits: Action For Aidan Pizza and Silent Auction Fundraiser, 5-10 p.m., Community Oven, 845 Lafayette Road. ActionForAidan.org.

MANCHESTER, Community: Beach Party, 10-11 a.m., Manchester City Library, 405 Pine St. Free. 624-6550 ext. 328, manchester.lib.nh.us.

PORTSMOUTH, Music: Old School - Entertainment, 9 p.m., The Dolphin Striker, 15 Bow St.

WOLFEBORO FALLS, Outdoors: Sailboat Sharing Program on Lake Winnipesaukee, all day, New Hampshire Boat Museum, 397 Center St., Route 28N. $550-$400. Registration: 569-4554, nhbm.org/sailboat-sharing.

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

CONCORD, Literary: Book Signing and Reading, 7-8:30 p.m., Gibson's Bookstore, 45 South Main St. Free. 224-0562, gibsonsbookstore.com.

CONCORD, Concerts: Presidential Oaks Summer Concerts on the Green, 6:30-8 p.m., Presidential Oaks, 200 Pleasant St. Free. 724-6100.

FRANCONIA, Festivals: 21st Annual Celebration of Lupines, all day, Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Bretton Woods, Littleton, Lisbon, Lincoln, North Woodstock, Whitefield. Free. 823-5661, franconianotch.org.

GOFFSTOWN, Lectures: Birds, Bats & Butterflies: Keeping Common Wildlife Common in NH, 6:30 p.m., Goffstown Public Library, 2 High St. Free. Registration: 497-2102, goffstownlibrary.com.

GREENLAND, Lectures: The Shaker Legacy, 6:30-8 p.m., Weeks Public Library, 36 Post Road. Free. 436-8548, weekslibrary.org.

HENNIKER, Concerts: Neptune's Car, 7-8:30 p.m., Angela Robinson Bandstand, Community Park, Main Street. Free. 428-7232, henniker.org.

LONDONDERRY, Nightlife: Video DJ Mark & DJ Jbox, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Whippersnappers Restaurant, 44 Nashua Road. Free. 434-2660, whippersnappersnh.com.

NASHUA, Course/Workshop: Smartphone Device Workshop, 6-8 p.m., U.S. Cellular, 375 Amherst St. Free. 880-6553, uscellular.com.

NEW LONDON, Theater: 'A Little Night Music,' 7:30 p.m., New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main St. $40-$19. 526-6710, nlbarn.org.

NEWBURY, Course/Workshop: Bodacious Blooming Dahlias and Hardy Hydrangeas, 1-4 p.m., The Fells, 456 Route 103A. $10. Registration: 763-4789 ext. 3, thefells.org.

PORTSMOUTH, Music: Don Severance, 8-11 p.m., The Dolphin Striker, 15 Bow St.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

CONCORD, Open Mic Night: Poetry Society of New Hampshire: Donald Wellman & Stephen Scaer, 7-8:30 p.m., Gibson's Bookstore, 45 South Main St. Free. 224-0562, gibsonsbookstore.com.

DOVER, Nightlife: Amulus, 9 p.m., FURY'S Publick House, 1 Washington St.

DOVER, Nightlife: Dave Garard & David Bailey, 6:30-11 p.m., Kelley's Row Restaurant and Cellar Pub, 421 Central Ave.

DOVER, Nightlife: Ladies Night, 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Central Wave, 368 Central Ave. 742-9283.

FRANCONIA, Festivals: 21st Annual Celebration of Lupines, all day, Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Bretton Woods, Littleton, Lisbon, Lincoln, North Woodstock, Whitefield. Free. 823-5661, franconianotch.org.

HAMPTON, Kids and Family: Fireworks at the Beach, 9:30 p.m., Hampton Beach State Park. Free. 926-8717, hamptonbeach.org.

HAMPTON, Concerts: Summerland Tour: Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, Spacehog, 8 p.m., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd. $33-$28. 929-4100, casinoballroom.com.

NEW LONDON, Theater: 'A Little Night Music,' 2 & 7:30 p.m., New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main St. $40-$19. 526-6710, nlbarn.org.

NEWBURY, Outdoors: Hidden History of the Hay Estate, Part 2, 4-6 p.m., The Fells, 456 Route 103A. $5. 763-4789 ext. 3, thefells.org.

NEWMARKET Dance: Line Dance Lessons, 6:15-10 p.m., Rockingham Ballroom, 22 Ash Swamp Road. $8. 659-4410, therockinghamballroom.com.

PORTMSMOUTH, Music: Jon Plaza, 9 p.m., The Dolphin Striker, 15 Bow St.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

BEDFORD, Music: A Brief History of American Folk Music with Paul & Peggo Hodes, 2 p.m., Bethany Covenant Church, One Covenant Way, Route 101. Free. 513-1377.

BETHLEHEM, Film: Found Footage Festival, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Colonial Theatre-Bethlehem, 2050 Main St. $12-$10. 869-3422, BethlehemColonial.org.

CONCORD, Literary: Wounded Warriors: A Soldier's Story of Healing through Birds, 7-8:30 p.m., Gibson's Bookstore, 45 South Main St. Free. 224-0562, gibsonsbookstore.com.

DOVER, Nightlife: College Night, 11 p.m.-1 a.m., Central Wave, 368 Central Ave.

DOVER, Nightlife: Erin's Guild, 9 p.m., FURY'S Publick House, 1 Washington St.

EXETER, Kids and Family: Exeter Family Morning Out, 9:30-11 a.m., Exeter Parks and Recreation, 32 Court St. Free. 422-8208 ext. 2, familiesfirstseacoast.org.

FRANCONIA, Festivals: 21st Annual Celebration of Lupines, all day, Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Bretton Woods, Littleton, Lisbon, Lincoln, North Woodstock, Whitefield. Free. 823-5661, franconianotch.org.

HAMPTON, Art: 14th Annual Sand Sculpting Competition and Display, all day, Hampton Beach State Park. Free. 926-8717, hamptonbeach.org.

HAMPTON BEACH, Fairs: Olde Tyme State Fair, 4-10 p.m., Hampton Beach State Park, Route 1A. $5-$3. 926-8717, nhstateparks.org.

HANOVER, Theater: HD-video presentation: 'Richard II,' 7 p.m., Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center, 16 Lebanon St. $23. 646-2422, hop.dartmouth.edu.

HILLSBOROUGH, Lectures: Bats of New Hampshire and What Can You Do to Help, 7-9:30 p.m., Fox Research & Demonstration Forest, 309 Center Road. Free. Registration: 924-1035.

JAFFREY, Concerts: Concert with Tim Eriksen, 7 p.m., Grand View Barn, 580 Mountain Road. $20. 646-522-3352, ElectricEarthConcerts.org.

LONDONDERRY, Music: Adult Program: Songs of Old New Hampshire, 7-8 p.m., Leach Library - downstairs meeting room, 276 Mammoth Road. Free. 432-1132.

LONDONDERRY, Music: English Beat, 8 p.m., Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road. SOLD OUT. 437-5100, tupelohall.com.

LONDONDERRY, Music: Four Sticks, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Whippersnappers Restaurant, 44 Nashua Road. Free. 434-2660, whippersnappersnh.com.

MANCHESTER, Festivals: Best of New Hampshire Party, 5:30-8 p.m., Verizon Wireless Arena, 555 Elm St. $65-$19. nhmagazine.com/Best-of-NH/.

MANCHESTER, Theater: 'My Mixtape: The Sounds of the 80's,' 7:30 p.m., Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. $45-$15. 668-5588, palacetheatre.org.

MILFORD, Literary: Price of Vengeance Book Signing, 6-8 a.m., Toadstool Books, Lorden Plaza. Free. kurtsprings.com.

NEW LONDON, Theater: 'A Little Night Music,' 7:30 p.m., New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main St. $40-$19. 526-6710, nlbarn.org.

NEWBURY, Animals/Pets: Black Bear Happenings in New Hampshire, 3-4 p.m., The Fells, 456 Route 103A. $5. 763-4789 ext. 3, thefells.org.

PELHAM, History: The Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking, 6 p.m., Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. 635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

PORTSMOUTH, History: Juneteenth Celebration: A Return to Rock Rest, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle St. Registration: 436-8433, portsmouthhistory.org.

PORTMSOUTH, Music: Michael Troy & Craig Tremack, 9 p.m., Dolphin Striker, 15 Bow St. 431-5222.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: 'The Pirates of Penzance,' 7:30 p.m., Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St. $38-$20. 433-4472, seacoastrep.org.

ROCHESTER, Community: Bingo, 6 p.m., VFW Post #1772, 43 Highland St. $15+. wecarepackers.org.

ROCHESTER, Music: Evan Brock, 6-8:30 p.m., Smokey's Tavern, 11 Farmington Road. Free. 330-3100, granitesteakandgrill.com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 22
CONCORD, Music: Granite State Music Festival, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Kiwanis Riverfront Park, Loudon Road. $30+. 534-3593, granitestatemusicfest.org.

FRANCONIA, Festivals: 21st Annual Celebration of Lupines, all day, Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Bretton Woods, Littleton, Lisbon, Lincoln, North Woodstock, Whitefield. Free. 823-5661, franconianotch.org.

HAMPTON, Art: 14th Annual Sand Sculpting Competition and Display, all day, Hampton Beach State Park. Free. 926-8717, hamptonbeach.org.

HAMPTON, Concerts: Matisyahu with Kevin Kinsella, 8 p.m., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd. $31-$26. 929-4100, casinoballroom.com.

HAMPTON BEACH, Fairs: Olde Tyme State Fair, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Hampton Beach State Park, Route 1A. $5-$3. 926-8717, nhstateparks.org.

HANOVER, Film: 'Asphalt,' 4 p.m., Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center, 16 Lebanon St. $8-$5. 646-2422, hop.dartmouth.edu.

JAFFREY, Concerts: Schubert on the Green, 4 p.m., First Church and Jaffrey Meetinghouse, 16 Laban Ainsworth Way. $20. 646-522-3352, ElectricEarthConcerts.org.

KEENE, Kids and Family: Ice Cream Social, noon-3 p.m., Stonewall Farm, 242 Chesterfield Road. Free. 357-7278 ext. 110, stonewallfarm.org.

KINGSTON, Fine Arts and Crafts: Summer Solstice Craft Festival on the Plains, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kingston Plains, 150 Main St. Free. 332-2616 ext. 60333, castleberryfairs.com.

LONDONDERRY, Music: Joe McDonald, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Whippersnappers Restaurant, 44 Nashua Road. Free. 434-2660, whippersnappersnh.com.

MANCHESTER, Dance: Sunday Night Ballroom Dance Social, 6-9 p.m., Queen City Ballroom Dance Studio, 21 Dow St. $10. 622-1500, queencityballroomnh.com.

NEW CASTLE, Kids and Family: Annual Wentworth Marina Striped Bass Tournament for Kids, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Wentworth Marina, 116 Morgans Way. $50, Registration: 433-5050, stripertournament.com.

NEW CASTLE, History: Open House, 1-5 p.m., Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor, 25 Wentworth Road. $4-$2. 828-9243, portsmouthharborlighthouse.org.

NEW LONDON, Theater: 'A Little Night Music,' 5 p.m., New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main St. $40-$19. 526-6710, nlbarn.org.

NEWBURY, Car Shows: Sunapee Lions Antique Vehicle Show, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Traffic Circle, Rt. 103. $5. Registration: sunapeelions.com.

NEWBURY, Tours: Sunapee Region Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Fells, 456 Route 103A. $27-$22. 763-4789 ext. 3, thefells.org.

PLYMOUTH, Concerts: An Evening with Bernstein, 4 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 4 Post Office Square. $35-$25. 855-642-4672, nhmasterchorale.org.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: Dorks in Dungeons Live, 7-9 p.m., Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St. $12. Registration: 646-712-4978, seacoastrep.org.

PORTSMOUTH, Music: Jumbo Circus Peanuts Benefit Concert, 5-7 p.m., Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St. $10-$5. 433-1100, strawberybanke.org.

PORTSMOUTH, Tours: New Castle Village Walk & Garden Tour, 1-4:30 p.m., Pontine Theatre, West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St. $20-$15. 436-6660, pontine.org.

PORTSMOUTH, History: NH's 226th Birthday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St. Free 433-1100, strawberybanke.org.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: 'The Pirates of Penzance,' 2 p.m., Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St. $38-$20. 433-4472, seacoastrep.org.

ROLLINSFORD, Theater: 'Seussical, Jr.,' 2 p.m., Garrison Players Arts Center, Route 4. $12. 750-4278, garrisonplayers.org.


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