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Things to do in NH

January

Text & Textiles Traveling Exhibit

January 2-30
Nashua Public Library
2 Court St., Nashua
603-589-4600

Traveling exhibit features 12 New Hampshire poets and 12 New Hampshire artists from around the state paired up to create new works. Participating poets and artists present reading of new poems and panel discussion on processes and end results. Reception Jan. 27 at 3 p.m.

Mammals in Your Neighborhood

January 10; 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Amoskeag Fishways
4 Fletcher St., Manchester
626-FISH
amoskeagfishways.org

What are warm-blooded, furry, and can be seen in your own backyard? Come to the Fishways to learn all about local mammals with hands-on activities. $5/student, ages 6 and up. Registration with payment required.

Pizza Party with Painted Turtles

January 12; 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Amoskeag Fishways
4 Fletcher St., Manchester
626-FISH
amoskeagfishways.org

Drive away the winter blues with a pizza party. Interactive presentation about turtles and snakes of state. Discussion, turtle craft and pizza. $15/family (includes pizza). Registration with payment required.

Birth of New Hampshire Cocktail Pairing Dinner

January 12; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wolfeboro Inn
90 N. Main St., Wolfeboro
facebook.com/WolfeboroInn

elebrate New Hampshire history at Colonial-era four-course dinner, paired with 18th-century cocktails. $55/person includes tax and gratuity. Tickets at eventbrite.com. See menu at facebook.com/WolfeboroInn

Eagles Along the Merrimack

January 19; 8 - 11 a.m.
Amoskeag Fishways
4 Fletcher St., Manchester
626-FISH
amoskeagfishways.org

Search for bald eagles along the Merrimack River in Manchester. Begin with orientation at center, followed by quest to spot eagles. Expect to carpool, dress warmly, bring binoculars if possible. $3/person, $6/family. Registration with payment required.

Free Community Class with Manny Muros

January 26; 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Alnoba
24 Cottage Rd., Kensington

Join Manny Muros for free class in format of intimate conversation to discuss importance of cultivating self-acceptance and self-love as foundation for human/spiritual evolution. Muros will share perspective and teachings on cultivating this and lead meditation. Free, but reservations strongly encouraged at goo.gl/ryLbJT

Tide-to-Table Dinner

January 26; 6 - 9 p.m.
Alnoba
24 Cottage Rd., Kensington
Tickets: goo.gl/RdwpHs

Farm-to-table dinner tradition continues at Alnoba, but this time featuring coastal comfort food in one-of-a-kind dinner featuring award-winning culinary team of The Farm at Eastman’s Corner, with Executive Chef Jared St. Amand. Tickets $80

Build an Herbal Medicine Chest

January 26; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth Village
603-323-7591
info@remickmuseum.org

Discuss herbal remedies most effective for distresses head to toe, plenty to taste and apply. Receive guide booklet and remedy to start off. Indoor class. $35/members; $45/non-members, ages 16-plus with parent and older. Registration closes Jan. 22 or when filled.

Snowshoe Sundays at Alnoba Sculpture Park

January 27, February 10, February 24
10 - 11:30 p.m. / 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Alnoba
24 Cottage Rd., Kensington
Tickets: goo.gl/wye4YX

et out of the house this winter and head over to Alnoba for Snowshoe Sundays at New England’s largest outdoor sculpture parks of international artists. For all levels, families, beginners, or experts. Cost includes snowshoe instruction, guided art and nature tour of Alnoba and bonfire. Tickets: $5. Snowshoe rental: $15 (limited availability).

February

New Hampshire Farm & Forest Exhibition

February 1; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
February 2; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
700 Elm St., Manchester
nhfarmandforestexpo.org

Trade show, free workshops, fun for whole family, animals, NH products, local food, agricultural and forestry experts, $7 admission, children 16 and under free

White Park Winter Carnival

February 2; 12 - 4 p.m.
White Park
1 White St., Concord
facebook.com/ConcordParknRecDept

Free annual winter carnival with face painting, skate races, snowman contest, sledding, bonfire and s’mores.

The Farm at Eastman's Corner Winterfest 2019

February 2; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (subject to change)
The Farm at Eastman's Corner
267 South Rd., Kensington
eastmanscorner.com

The Farm at Eastman’s Corner Annual Winterfest is a free family winter event featuring live music, outdoor games, bonfires, farm animals and freshly baked farm foods.

New London Winter Carnival

February 7 - 10
New London Locations

Ice skating, ice hockey tournament, magic show, wagon rides, scavenger hunt, barbecue, family activities, snowshoeing, free s’mores party Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. at Cougar Court followed by fireworks. Dinner with Jack Frost Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. on Campus Quad at CSC with area restaurants, tiki torches and campfires. Tickets to dinner at nl-nh.com

Frost Festival

February 8 - 10
Derry Locations

Family fun, ice sculptures, spaghetti supper, movie night, Frost Ball Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at Birch Wood Vineyards, family show, children’s games, sledding, bonfire, hockey and skating, chili contest. Schedule at Frost Festival, Derry NH on Facebook.

Love and Chocolate Class

February 12; 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Spear Room, Maple Hill Farm
117 Ridge Rd., Hollis
603-465-7787

Learn about history of chocolate while tasting recipes from different eras. Explore health benefits of chocolate, ethically sourced chocolate and herbal chocolates. Hot chocolate, truffles, herb chocolate bar and herbal cordial on menu. $20/$18 members. Register at beaverbrook.org

Valentine's Day Mixer with Tito's Handmade Vodka

February 14; 6 - 9 p.m.
Alnoba
24 Cottage Rd., Kensington
Tickets: goo.gl/142feK

Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Alnoba and New Hampshire SPCA team up for this mixer to celebrate love for two- and four-legged friends featuring reception with specialty cocktails, sparkling wine and food pairing stations, Tito’s hot chocolate bar by the fire, dessert station, live music and free giveaway bags. Portion of ticket sale donated to the NHSPCA. Tickets: $100/each, available at goo.gl/142feK

Candlelit Snowshoe Hike

February 14; 7 - 9 p.m.
Yurt, Maple Hill Farm
117 Ridge Rd., Hollis

Peaceful candlelit hike to celebrate Valentine’s Day, check in at yurt, don snowshoes or ice treads and follow candles to campfire and cabins, about 1 mile each way. Homemade refreshments, hot mulled wine and mulled cider, nature knowledge. $50/couple or $45/member couples. Register at beaverbrook.org

Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival

February 16
Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm
58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth Village
remickmuseum.org

Family-friendly winter event featuring 5K snowshoe stampede (registration required), games, indoor crafts, ice carving and ice harvesting, visit animals on farm, scavenger hunt.

Alton Bay Winter Carnival

February 16 and 17
Alton Bay Locations
alton.nh.gov

Ice fishing, snowmobile races, pancake breakfast and more.

ChangeMaker Supper Club Featuring Island Creek Oyster and The Nature Conservancy

February 21; 5 - 8 p.m.

Alnoba’s ChangeMaker Supper Club series dives into topic of oyster restoration by design in Great Bay Estuary and how aquaculture provides food and jobs around the world and what better way to learn about oysters featuring Dr. Alix Laferriere of The Nature Conservancy and Chris Sherman, president of Island Creek Oysters and chair of the company’s nonprofit arm, Island Creek Oysters Foundation. Tickets: $40, at goo.gl/eC52SW

Full Moon Hike or Snowshoe

February 22; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Spear Room, Maple Hill Farm
117 Ridge Rd., Hollis

Join naturalists for a full moon hike or snowshoe around trails of Beaver Brook. Dress in layers. Snowshoes supplied or bring your own. Return to farm for warm beverages and cookies. $15/person, $13.50 member. Register online at beaverbrook.org

Winter Carnival at Wasserman Park

February 23; 12 - 3 p.m.
Wasserman Park, Merrimack
merrimackparksandrec.org

Campfire, s’mores, snowshoe demos and free usage, Merrimack Cardinals game or activity station, youth fishing derby.

Wolfeboro Winter Carnival

February 23 and February 26 - March 2
Throughout Wolfeboro
facebook.com/WinterWolfeboro

Ski competition, ice skating, snowshoeing workshop, sleigh rides, animal tracking, primitive fire building, inflatable obstacle course competition, pancake breakfast and races.

2019 Fire & Ice Festival

February 22 and 23; 5 - 10 p.m.
Wolfeboro Inn
90 N. Main St., Wolfeboro

Sponsored by Grey Goose, Jameson and Harpoon with three ice bars and two bands each night, fire-dancing performances by Mikhol Mars and Brigid Sinclair, complimentary transportation to and from five public parking lots in Wolfeboro each night from 5-10 p.m. Tickets at eventbrite.com

Make and Take Herbal Bath & Body Potions

February 26; 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Spear Room, Maple Hill Farm
117 Ridge Rd., Hollis
beaverbrook.org

For grades 1-6, make and take a lavender “calming kiss” spray, chocolate sugar body scrub, bubble bath fizz bomb and homemade toothpaste with mint tea party break in-between. $35/person, $32/members.

March

Learn to Make Soap

March 7
Spear Room, Maple Hill Farm
117 Ridge Road, Hollis

Learn to make all-natural cold process soaps, basics of how to choose oils, scents and other ingredients. Demo, take-home instructions, recipes and soap sample. Bring a pringles can or bottom of clean 8-ounce milk carton to use as mold. $20 or $18 members. Register by March 5 at beaverbrook.org or 465-7787.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

March 9; 1 - 3:30 p.m., snow date March 10
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth Village
323-7591
info@remickmuseum.org

Learn to use five tastes to create powerfully nourishing food. Sample foods made from variety of organic and wild-harvested vegetables and medicinal herbs. Handout recipes and discussion materials. Tastings begin at 2 p.m. $35/members, $45/ nonmembers. Ages 16-plus with parent. Registration closes March 5.

NOFA-NH Winter Conference

March 16; 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Merrimack Valley High School
106 Village St., Concord
nofanh.org

Keynote speaker Ben Hartman, farmer and author of “The Lean Farm,” a 2016 winner of the Shingo Institute’s Prestigious Research and Professional Publication Award. Green Market Fair, book signings, seed swap and raffle.

Canterbury Maple Festival 

NH Maple Weekend
 
March 23-24; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Canterbury locations
canterburymaplefestival.com

Tour sugar houses, artisan shops and visit Canterbury Shaker Village for free weekend of historic and modern activities.

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