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Things to do in NH

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November

A Vibrant Palette: Oil Paintings from Bob Richardson and Debra Woodward

November 4th to December 1st
Seacoast Artist Association Gallery
130 Water Street, Exeter

A student and teacher exhibit! Debra Woodward, an award winning photographer, has started her oil painting journey with well known teacher Bob Richardson. Their joint show is full of vibrant color and unique technique.  Visit seacoastartist.org for more information.

Theme Show: Big Gifts Come in Small Packages

November 4th to December 29th
Seacoast Artist Association Gallery
130 Water Street, Exeter

Art work priced for the holidays! All art in this show is 11”x 14” or smaller, including frame and priced $100 or less. Visit seacoastartist.org for more information.

Seacoast Artist Association Annual Members Show

November 4th to November 11th
Exeter NH Town Hall Gallery

The Artists’ Reception will be held Friday November 2nd from 4-7pm, with awards presented around 6:00pm. The show will be open November 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th from 12 – 4. Visit seacoastartist.org for more information.

A Village Along the Merrimack

Friday, November 9, 10am - 11:30am
Amoskeag Fishways
4 Fletcher St., Manchester

Students are taken back to the days when the Amoskeag Falls was the site of large Penacook fishing villages. The program naturalist will help participants explore the everyday world of the Penacook people, interpret artifacts, play games and examine natural materials necessary to life long ago. Cost: $5 per student, ages 6 and up. Registration with payment required. 626-FISH, amoskeagfishways.org

Eyes on Owls

Saturday, November 10,
10-10:45am, 11:30-12:15pm, 1:00-2pm
Amoskeag Fishways
4 Fletcher St., Manchester

Live owls will be our guests with owl expert and naturalist team Marcia and Mark Wilson. Learn all about NH owls, what they look like and where they might be found, Best of all, see these wonderful birds of the night close up! 45 minute programs: $7 per person. 1 hour program: $10 per person. Two yr. old and under, FREE. Space is limited! Registration with payment required. 626-FISH, amoskeagfishways.org

Writing Your Family History: Taking the First Steps

Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 1 PM – 4 PM
Hosted by American Independence Museum
and New England Historic Genealogical Society American Independence Museum
1 Governors Ln, Exeter

After research and finding your roots, what comes next? This workshop will offer advice on your quest, when to stop the research and how to compile it as a unique record of your history - shareable with family and future generations. Workshop fee: $20 AIM members & NEHGS members. $30 not-yet-members. independencemuseum.org

Ring in the Season

November 29th
Seacoast Artist Association Gallery
130 Water Street, Exeter 

Exeter’s Annual “Ring in the Season” begins early this year on November 29th kicking off the holidays and downtown lighting with the Chambers Festival of Trees, benefiting the Chambers’ Children’s Fund. Traditionally we have loaded a tree with lights and original art cards, which is sold through the silent auction process on the 29th. Visit seacoastartist.org for more information.

Needle Felted Holiday Ornaments

Saturday, Nov 17, from 10:30am - 3:30pm
Exeter Fine Crafts
61 Water Street, Exeter

Create whimsical ornaments by sculpting in wool. Start from scratch, using a simple wire armature, wool roving, and sharp barbed needles to make the form. Make Santa, an elf, or a snowman. Open to all skill levels. (Ages 12- Adult) Materials Fee: Pay Instructor $15. Don’t want to pay the additional online registration fee? You can also register for this workshop either by calling us at (603) 778-8282 or e-mail info@exeterfinecrafts.com.

Saturday Nature Seekers presents “All about Owls”!

November 17th ONLY, 11am – 12pm
Amoskeag Fishways
4 Fletcher St., Manchester

We have fun nature programs for all ages.  Stop by with your family to learn something new about owls! This program does not feature live owls. Donation of $5 per family encouraged. No registration required. 626-FISH, amoskeagfishways.org

Bob Margolin & The Tyler Morris Band 

Sunday, November 18, Doors Open 7pm
Nelson’s Candies
65 Main Street, Wilton

"Steady Rollin’" Bob Margolin is one of the best known, most respected blues guitar players in the world today. Tyler Morris is a dynamic young force in today’s blues world. Together, Margolin and Morris are an electric combination that push the music forward to some exciting new places. events.ticketprinting.com/event/Bob-Margolin-Tyler-Morris-Friends-Proudly-29856

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

Monday, November 19, 2018, 6 PM – 8 PM
Moulton Farm
18 Quarry Road, Meredith

Have fun making a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table, home or office. Our floral and garden designer, will help you create a unique centerpiece using seasonal flowers and a fresh squash or pumpkin container. Workshop is $30/person and includes materials. Limited to 24 people. Registration in advance is required.

‘Home for the Holidays’ Artisan Faire IV

November 24 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Woodman Museum
182 Central Ave, Dover
603-742-1038, woodmanmuseum.org

Presented in the elegant Victorian-era setting of the Keefe House, Home for the Holidays provides an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind original works by regional artists and artisans. This annual event features felted animals, jewelry, paintings, photographs, pottery, silk scarves, and more. Event info: facebook.com/pinetreepopup.

“Modified: A Food Lover’s Journey into GMO’s”
Documentary Film Screening

Wednesday, November 28, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Red River Theatres
11 S. Main St, Ste L1, Concord
Tickets: $15/person
Student/Senior/Scholarship: $10/person

Join us after Thanksgiving for an enlightening screening of the film “Modified” on GMOs, followed by a panel discussion with NH farmers and advocates. Arrive early to snack, mingle and learn more. This is a NOFA-NH fundraiser. info@nofanh.org or 603-224-5022

8th Annual Homeward Bound Food & Beverage Festival

November 29th, 6-9:30PM
Radisson Hotel
11 Tara Blvd, Nashua

Join us as we help to End Family Homelessness in Hillsborough and western Rockingham counties, featuring local restaurants, beverage purveyors, silent and live auction items, music, games, and heartwarming stories from our graduates. Event info: 01auctions.com/homewardbound

December

Santa at Goffstown Hardware

Saturday, December 1, 10am – 2pm
Goffstown Ace Hardware
5 Depot Street, Goffstown

Come visit Santa and Mrs. Claus to share your holiday wishes at Goffstown ACE Hardware!

Featured Artist Show - Our Gallery Members!

December 1st to December 29th
Seacoast Artist Association Gallery
130 Water Street, Exeter

Come and explore the diversity of our exhibitors. We have 25 local artists who display their works in our Gallery on a continuing basis. The works displayed range from Acrylics, oils and watercolors paintings, hand pulled prints, mixed media and photographs, at very affordable prices.  Reception with refreshments will be Friday, December 7th, 4pm to 7pm.

Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 2 from 12-4pm
Mill Falls Marketplace
312 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith

Join us from 12–4 p.m to stroll through the shops in our winter wonderland and vibrant Main St. Enjoy refreshments, carolers, horse-drawn wagon rides and a visit from Santa. Enter to win a $500 Holiday shopping spree! (Horse Drawn Wagon rides weather permitting) facebook.com/events/570875140002784/

Kripalu YogaDance with Chris Chance

Sunday, Dec 2, from 8:30-10am
Blue Moon Evolution
8 Clifford St, Exeter

Formerly known as “DansKinetics,” and remembered by Kripalu visitors as “the noon dance,” YogaDance has been described as transformative, spirit-moving, and just plain fun. Dancers learn to stimulate all of the yogic energy centers of the body (chakras) as we move in sync with evocative and inspiring music.

Christmas at Canterbury

Dec 8 & 15 from 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Canterbury Shaker Village
288 Shaker Road, Canterbury

Experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era. Join us inside the historic Shaker buildings to watch an old-time 19th Century magic show, meet Father Christmas, make Christmas-inspired crafts, enjoy a toy train display and listen to fiddlers. Enjoy hot cider and singing carolers as we light the Village Christmas tree. This classic holiday event is a family favorite that will become a yearly tradition! Cost: $18 for adults, $8 for children 6-17, under 5 free. Visit shakers.org or call 603-783-9511

Made in New England EXPO

Saturday, December 8, 2018 10am - 7:30pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 10am - 5pm
Doubletree by Hilton, Manchester
700 Elm St, Manchester, New Hampshire 03101

The Made in New England Expo features unique gifts, specialty food items and other products from all over New England and is hosted by EventsNH. Contact hcopeland@millyardcommunications.com. Check out the Dr. Pussums Booth for all of your 100% PURE CATNIP toy needs!

January

“Let it Snow” Theme Show & Reception

January 4, 2019 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Seacoast Artists Association
130 Water Street, Exeter
603-778-8856

6th Annual Distiller’s Showcase

January 11, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:30pm
Manchester Downtown Hotel

The Distiller’s Showcase features 130+ tables of premium spirits for sampling. Guests have a chance to win raffle prizes, enjoy outstanding food from restaurants here in the Granite State, and of course, imbibe responsibly throughout the evening. Manchester Downtown Hotel. This event takes place from 6:00-8:30 PM. We’ll see you there!

Easter Seals Winter Wine Spectacular

January 24, 2019 from 6-9pm
Doubletree by Hilton
700 Elm St Manchester

The crown jewel of Wine Week is the Easter Seals Winter Wine Spectacular! Don’t miss the most spectacular wine event in the region! Hundreds of wines are available for sampling, as well as scrumptious local fare, a silent auction, raffles and more. This 1,500 person event sells out annually. For details, visit easterseals.com/nh

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