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Things to do in NH

March

Nashua Garden Club Program: Epimediums — Jewels of the Shade

Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church
121 Manchester St., Nashua
nashuagardenclub.com

Guest speaker will be Karen Perkins, proprietor of Massachusetts-based Garden Vision Epimediums, sharing her expertise on Epimediums and related, companion shade perennials. Light refreshments. Members free, nonmembers $5.

Feeding the Family Organic Gardening Series

Wednesdays, March 6 through May 1
Nashua High School
nofanh.org/gardeningseries.

Farmer and NOFA-NH board member Ron Christie will lead nine-part set of workshops teaching participants how to prepare soil, increase their food yield, control pests and diseases without toxic synthetic pesticides, grow and harvest into the winter and much more. Register online for entire series at 15% discount or just programs of interest. Full series: $170/person, $255/family. Individual workshops: $20/person, $30/family. Just March 9 workshop: $40/person, $60/family. 15% discount for NOFA-NH members.

Hoot ‘n’ Scoot

Thursday, March 7, 7 to 8:30pm
NH Audubon Massabesic Center
26 Audubon Way, Auburn
668-2045
nhaudubon.org

Learn about the mystique of owls, their unique adaptations for survival, and the calls of owls that live around us, NHA ambassador owls and look at owl artifacts, end with walk in woods to listen. Ages 8 and up. Members $15/person, $32/family; nonmembers: $20/person, $42/family. Registration with payment required

Jason Gleneck Art Reception

Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The ArtHub
30 Temple St., Nashua
naaa-arthub.org

Jayson Gleneck’s featured wall, “Our Nation’s Capital,” will be at ArtHub for month of March. Snow date is March 16 at same time. All welcome, free to public. Photography from Gleneck’s travels and work in Washington, D.C. Nashua Area Artist’s Association’s gallery, The ArtHub, is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Creative Computing Challenge

Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to noon
SEE Science Center
200 Bedford St., Manchester
see-sciencecenter.org

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension STEM Docents and SEE Science Center are teaming up to offer app-building event for Manchester area youth through March. STEM Docent volunteers will guide youth through basics of mobile app development over four weekends.

Piano Concert of Parisian Pieces

Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m.
Nashua Public Library
2 Court St., Nashua
nashualibrary.org

Pianist, psychologist and Nashua native Gregory Beaulieu will perform solo concert, “Music of Paris Across the Centuries,” featuring pieces by Claude Debussy and other French composers and new commissioned work by Fordham University professor Nathan Lincoln-Decusatis, interspersed with remarks about the relationship between music and neuroscience.

Hillsdale 4-H Dairy Club

Thursday, March 14, 7 to 9 p.m.
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
Tamworth Village

The Carroll County Hillsdale 4-H Dairy Club focuses on learning about various dairy breeds of cattle, goats and sheep while participating in local and state 4-H activities. Club meets monthly, with additional activities and meetings held at leader’s discretion, and is open to residents of Carroll County, ages 8–18 (as of Jan. 1 of current year). Ownership of project animal is not required. Free. Information: Farm Manager Lindsey McAllister, lmcallister@remickmuseum.org.

Amphibian Crossing Brigade

Thursday, March 14, 7 to 8 p.m.
NH Audubon Massabesic Center
26 Audubon Way, Auburn

Every spring, the first warm, rainy night treats us to massive migrations by frogs and salamanders leaving hibernation grounds to mate and lay eggs on Big Night, watch slide show, look at live animals to identify several species of amphibians, learn how to participate in citizen science to help them safely cross roads. $5/person

Hearthside Dinner

Saturday, March 16, 4 to 8 p.m.
 
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
Tamworth Village
323-7591
 

This evening begins with costumed museum interpreters guiding guests “back in time” to learn about 19th-century kitchens and food preparation, seasonal farming and foods and historic cooking recipes and tools. Guests assist in preparing, seasoning, cooking, roasting and baking foods using traditional means and tools to create authentic, seasonal farmstead meal. BYOB-friendly event. $65/person, ages 16 (with parent) and up. Reservations required by March 8 to 323-7591.

CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship

Saturday, March 16, 5 p.m.
SNHU Arena, Manchester
chadhockey.org
 

Police officers and firefighters from across region face off in annual CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship, presented by AutoFair. Rivalry pits community heroes in fun, highly-competitive affair to raise money for Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). Tickets $10, kids 5 and under free. Volunteer opportunities available.

 

The Farmers Dinner Presents CRAVE

Sunday, March 17, 6-9 p.m.
Earth’s Harvest Kitchen & Juicery
835 Central Avenue, Dover
 

Join chefs George Bezanson of Earth’s Harvest in Dover, Kate Holowchik, acclaimed pastry chef from Boston and Keith Sarasin of The Farmers Dinner as they prepare a multi-course menu inspired by craveable comfort foods. Tickets at Eventbrite.com.

Dragons and Damsels of New Hampshire

Tuesday, March 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Henry I. Baldwin Environmental Center, Fox Forest
309 Center Road, Hillsborough
464-3453
forestsociety.org

In first of 2019 Cottrell-Baldwin lectures, Dr. Pamela Hunt, avian conservation biologist, NH Audubon, welcomes you to fascinating world of the insect order Odonata. Overview of biology and ecology of dragonflies and damselflies, from amazing life cycle to incredible diversity, with results from “NH Dragonfly Survey,” five-year volunteer-based project to document distribution of these insects.

Easter Seals Walk & 5K Run Kick-Off Breakfast

Tuesday, March 19, 7:30-9 a.m.
Eversource Energy Park, Manchester
RSVP: cpederson@eastersealsnh.org

Free kick-off breakfast for the June 6 race at Veterans Park. This year’s race will feature new attractions, learn more about them at this breakfast.

Full Moon Walk

Wednesday, March 20, 7 to 9 p.m.
NH Audubon Massabesic Center
26 Audubon Way, Auburn
668-2045
Registration with payment required: nhaudubon.org

Celebrate March’s full moon with nighttime hike from Massabesic Center to Battery Point with Jake King from Thrive Outdoors, campfire, hot cocoa and telescope for moon and star-gazing before hike. Members: $12/person, $30/family; nonmembers: $15/person, $40/family.

Bluebird Natural History and Trail Monitor Training

Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. to noon
NH Audubon Massabesic Center
26 Audubon Way, Auburn

Citizen science project to research status of declining species like Eastern bluebirds and tree swallows, focused on bluebird’s natural history, conservation status and how to become a bluebird trail monitor, check out Massabesic bluebird trail, clean out and make minor repairs to boxes. Volunteers contribute hour/week, April to August, to monitor nest box activity. Free.

Maple Sugaring Weekend Open House and Demonstrations

March 23 and 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
Tamworth Village
323-7591
remickmuseum.org

On New Hampshire Maple Weekend, celebrate sweet taste of spring, spend time in working maple sugar house, learn about modern evaporator (while savoring treats) and historic methods of producing syrup, including Doc. Remick’s handmade backyard boiler. Goods available for purchase. Free. Farm open for self-led tours; museum center closed.

Hydroponic Growing Methods

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.
St. James Church, 646 Daniel
Webster Highway, Merrimack
merrimackgardenclub.org

Merrimack Garden Club will host Brenda Frye of Hollis and “Twice the Root.” She will present demo on hydroponic growing methods and soil seed starting. Weather permitting.

The Original Forests of New Hampshire

Tuesday, March 26, 7 to 8:30 pm
Henry I. Baldwin Environmental Center, Fox Forest
309 Center Road, Hillsborough
464-3453
forestsociety.org

As part of the 2019 Cottrell-Baldwin lecture series, Charles Cogsbill, forest ecologist and co-author of “The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods,” will provide introduction to forests of New Hampshire from emergence of forests 12,000 years ago to time of European arrival. Discussion of key ecological forces such as climate change, insects, disease and wind storms and other agents of forest change.

47th Annual New Hampshire Camping & Recreational Vehicle Show

Friday, March 29, 1 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 31: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NH Sportsplex, 68 Technology Drive, Bedford
736-5540
nhcampingrvshow@ucampnh.com
Schedule of events: ucampnh.com/camping-rv-show.

New Hampshire’s largest camping and recreational vehicle show features latest RVs, trailers, tents, RV rentals, equipment and more. Book outdoor camping adventure with one of 50 campground exhibitors, meet Conservation Officer Geoff Pushee from “North Woods Law” Saturday, Sunday is Kids Day. Adults $12, children 12 and under free with paid adult. Cash-only admission.

Writers’ Retreat for Entrepreneurs

March 29-31
Ashland
Reservations: kathleen.veth@comcast.net

Presented by In the Presence of Positive Women, retreat offers seminars, writing exercises, encouragement, suggestions, inspiration, accountability, connections and more, plus plenty of private time to write. $625 includes shared lodging, meals, private sessions with panelist(s) of your choice, handouts, worksheets and surprises. Indoor pool and hot tub on-site. Working weekend runs 6 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Sunday. Special guest Saturday evening. Space limited.

Small Farmers Club

Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m. to noon
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
Tamworth Village
323-7591
remickmuseum.org

Young children can experience seasonal rhythms and chores on historic farmstead with age-appropriate activities such as planting, milking, harvesting and wintertime indoor activities. This month’s theme is Horses at Work. $6/child, for ages 2–6. Parent/guardian must accompany child. Dress to spend time outdoors. Registration closes March 29 or when filled (no walk-ins).

NH Small Business Fair

Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
84 Chester St., Chester
democratsofauburnnh@gmail.com

Wide variety of vendors from artisan jewelry, hand-crafted chocolate and photography to solar energy and mobile tire service, silent auction and raffles, live music, homemade chili. Support local business and Chester/Auburn Food Pantry by bringing nonperishable food donation. Nonpartisan family event sponsored by the Chester and Auburn Democrats.

Art on Main

Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 31
Concord
Submit to: concordnhchamber.com/creativeconcord
Information: Tim Sink, 224-2508 or tsink@concordnhchamber.com

2nd Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition open to professional sculptors 18 years or older, preferably from New England. Artists may submit up to two works for consideration, each must be property of artist, for year-round, outdoor, open-air exhibit. All accepted entries must be properly secured upon installation for the safety of visitors and the artwork itself. Artists will be notified of acceptance by April 30. Selected artists will receive $500 stipend. Partnership between Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Creative Concord Committee and City of Concord.

April

New Hampshire’s Loons

Tuesday, April 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Henry I. Baldwin Environmental Center, Fox Forest
309 Center Road, Hillsborough
forestsociety.org

As part of the 2019 Cottrell-Baldwin lecture series, Harry Vogel, senior biologist/executive director of Loon Preservation Committee will talk about loon natural history, challenges facing loons and committee activities in support of loons in New Hampshire.

Nashua Garden Club Program: Flowering Houseplants

Wednesday, April 3, 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church
121 Manchester St., Nashua
nashuagardenclub.com

Flowering Houseplants program will be presented by Joan Bonnette, a master gardener, tree steward and author with 25+ years of gardening experience and training, on multiple types of flowering houseplants, growing tips and ease or difficulty of growing particular plants. She will bring “baby plants” to share. Light refreshments. Members free, nonmembers $5.

More Than Granite: Introduction to New Hampshire’s Geology

Tuesday, April 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Henry I. Baldwin Environmental Center, Fox Forest
309 Center Road, Hillsborough
forestsociety.org

The 2019 Cottrell-Baldwin lecture series concludes with Frederick “Rick” Chormann, New Hampshire state geologist. “Granite State” identity dates back to early 19th century, even before First Geological Survey was authorized by state legislature in 1839. Learn more about glaciated landscape (and what lies beneath) from state geologist and director of the NH Geological Survey.

Earth Day Festival 2019: Be Water Wise

Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NH Audubon Massabesic Center
26 Audubon Way, Auburn

Live music, games, bonfire, face painting, prize drawings, food from Roots Catering, water-themed activities, meet frogs, turtles, snakes and other animals, watch rehabilitated raptor release back into wild, exhibits of earth-friendly items and tips to keep our waters healthy. $10/person, $25/family.

Full Moon Walk

Friday, April 19, 7 to 9 p.m.
NH Audubon Massabesic Center
26 Audubon Way, Auburn
Registration with payment required: nhaudubon.org, 668-2045

Celebrate April’s full moon with nighttime hike from Massabesic Center to Battery Point with Jake King from Thrive Outdoors, campfire, hot cocoa and telescope for moon and star-gazing before hike. Members: $12/person, $30/family; nonmembers: $15/person, $40/family.

Family Bird Walk

Saturday, April 20, 10 to 11 a.m.
NH Audubon Massabesic Center
26 Audubon Way, Auburn
Registration with payment required: nhaudubon.org, 668-2045

Spring is here and some of our early migratory birds are returning to the area, including red-winged blackbirds and American robins, open to all ages, geared for beginners, learn how to use binoculars, tips for identification, search Massabesic Center, brief indoor component, dress for weather. Members: $10/person, $20/family; nonmembers: $12/person, $25/family.

NHVegFest

Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Manchester Community College
1066 Front St., Manchester
553-1349
kathyvegan@gmail.com

Attend this one-day festival to celebrate vegan lifestyle with educational talks, vendors, vegan food, drum circles and activities for children. Admission is free, plenty of free parking.

Demystifying Tea: The Basics.

Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m.
St. James Church
646 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack
merrimackgardenclub.org

Merrimack Garden Club will host Danielle Beaudette from The Cozy Tea Cart of Brookline presenting a lecture on basics of tea. Weather permitting.

Birds and Bagels

Saturday, April 27, 9-11 a.m.
NH Audubon Massabesic Center
26 Audubon Way, Auburn
Registration with payment required: nhaudubon.org, 668-2045

Join Kelly Dwyer on fun informative walk to see and hear birds, bagels provided at stop along trail, moderate walking on good footing trails. Members: $16/person, $40/family; nonmembers: $20/person, $50/family.