May 02 - Coastal Home & Garden Show

Kittery Community Center 120 Rogers Road, Kittery, Maine

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Coastal Home & Garden Show will be on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd at the Kittery Community Center. It is the perfect place to find the best in convenience and savings and great for home building, remodeling and landscaping exhibits and ideas for the home of your dreams. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and children under 18 years of age are free! 

To learn more about this show, click here.


May 02 - WSCA Spring Cookout

909 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Rejoice in the spring weather and enjoy delicious cookout food with Portsmouth Community Radio, WSCA 106.1. WSCA is a mixed format radio station whose mission is to operate a non-profit, listener supported, volunteer driven, non-commercial FM community radio station dedicated to serving the greater Portsmouth community. Portsmouth Community Radio broadcasts diverse and alternative programming which is primarily produced locally and reflects the cultural, educational, artistic, civic, and business fabric of the listening community.

Join WSCA as they celebrate all the community support provided to their station! Stay tuned to the radio throughout the month for more details to follow. 

May 03 - 6th Annual Cycle the Seacoast

Portsmouth, NH

7:00 AM

Celebrate six years of supporting the mission of the American Lung Association by being one of their annual 200 cyclists or 100 volunteers. This multi-route cycling event includes a route option of 25, 50, or 100 miles of cycling along the historic New Hampshire Seacoast. Cyclists of any skill level can join in on the fun and take in some of the best sights New Hampshire's Seacoast has to offer. If you're not a cyclist, the race offers multiple volunteer opportunities, from just a few hours or the whole day. 

If you're interested in helping save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, click here to see how you can participate as a cyclist or a volunteer!


May 03 - Green Stride Earth Rock Run

1595 Osgood St., North Andover, Massachusetts

10:00 a.m.

The 2nd annual Earth Rock Run from Green Stride will take place on May 3rd at 10:00a.m. Green Stride has developed a fun and exciting spring option for anyone who loves the challenge of running, post-race party with live music and the celebration of Earth Day After the race, enjoy awesome post race festivities that include beer, food, live music and great vendors displaying their sustainable initiatives all in celebration of Earth Day. Register two weeks prior to the race to recieve a FREE hoodie as well as a tee shirt!

Register for the run here.


May 03 - Coastal Home & Garden Show

Kittery Community Center 120 Rogers Road, Kittery, Maine

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Coastal Home & Garden Show will be on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd at the Kittery Community Center. It is the perfect place to find the best in convenience and savings and great for home building, remodeling and landscaping exhibits and ideas for the home of your dreams. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and children under 18 years of age are free!

To learn more about the show, click here.

May 04 - Think Bigger, Dig Deeper at NHBSR's Spring Conference

Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave, Concord NH, 03301

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsbility (NHBSR) wants to show your organization or business how to learn actionable ideas from leaders in sustainability, as well as how to make sustainability resonate among your peers and employees. Their Spring conference is dubbed Think Bigger, Dig Deeper, with engagement being the key emphasis in discussing how to implement sustainability strategies that will amplify and solidify the efforts of environmentally concious companies. This conference will feature two experts on engagement, helping attendees develop effective strategies for engaging stakeholders in their sustainability efforts, wherever they land on the spectrum of implementation. 

This conference will be filled with actionable ideas and engaging discussion on a wide range of sustainability topics. Attendees will get the chance to learn how to advance in energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects, understand how to tell your sustainabilty story, develop a workplace culture that inspires teamwork, and find ways to build community connections that create value for your organization. 

To learn more about this event, click

To register for this event, click here


May 08 - TEDxPiscataquaRiver

3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan Street, Portsmouth, NH

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

TEDxPiscataquaRiver is a community-organized event where big ideas and challenges that affect our community are openly discussed. By bringing together community representatives and showcasing local, regional and national voices, they hope to reflect the rich community of the Seacoast of New Hampshire and broaden its perspective by sharing ideas that will spark new, meaningful and continuing conversations.

You can attend this event in several different ways. One way is you can attend live and in person at 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan Street, Portsmouth, NH beginning at 9:00 a.m. You can also watch live online, simply by clicking the link on their homepage during the event or through their event app. You can also watch the talks online during your own time, as the talk will be posted online soon after the event for further viewing.

For more information about this talk, click here.

May 08 - Brave Boat Harbor: Beauty in our Backyard Opening Reception

120 Rogers Road, Kittery, ME

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join in on the fun at the opening reception of the new art exhibit at the Morgan Gallery at the Kittery Community Center.  The exhibit, Brave Boat Harbor: Beauty in our Backyard, features paintings and photographs by local artists featuring Brave Boat Harbor and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

In addition to enjoying the local art, learn about the Brave Boat Headwaters that are being established by the Kittery Land Trust.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.  For more information visit their website here.



May 09 - 4th NH Komen Race for the Cure

Strawberry Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH

9:00 a.m.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. You can register individually or as a team.

This Race is unique in the fact that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to our mission. 75 percent of the net income stays in our community to help fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment. The remaining 25 percent of the net income supports the Susan G. Komen Grants Program. Donate here.

Green Alliance is a sponsor of this event.

Register for the race here.

May 09 - The First Annual Day of Fitness

Integrated Fitness of Dover, 42K Dover Point Road, Dover, NH

9:00 a.m.

Integrated Fitness of Dover's first annual Day of Fitness will be held on May 9th. This is a charity event for Suicide Awareness, as well as an opportunity to celebrate fitness. There will be several fitness competitors and special speakers present, as well as awards given to the winners of each category of events. Events included will be a deadlift competition, pushup competition, plank competition, and a one mile run. This event is free to the public, but a donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is suggested. More specific information about start times will be announced as we determine the approximate number of participants, so if interested please respond or join the event on our Facebook page!

Learn more about Integrated Fitness of Dover here or on their facebook page here.


May 13 - Going Solar: A Primer for Residential Solar Energy

Rye Public Library, 581 Washington Road, Rye, NH

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Interested in investing your home in solar energy but have been worried about the pricing and process? Join the experts from the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association as they guide you through residential solar, explaining how solar energy has never been more affordable. This workshop will cover solar electric technology, solar hot water technology, financing and incentives, siting, and much more. This event will provide you with all the information you need to understand and undertake an investment in solar energy for your home. 

This event is sponsored by the Rye Energy Committee, Rye Public Library, and the NH Sustainable Energy Association. 

Please RSVP to Susan Anderson at


May 16 - Kittery 5K Pancake Breakfast

Gorges Road Fire Station, 3 Gorges Road, Kittery, ME

7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

The Annual Pancake Breakfast is the morning before the Kittery 5K from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. New race registrations and packet pick up is available during this time, but also the morning of the race. The breakfast is $7, and anyone under 12 years old is free.

For more information about the breakfast, click here.

For more information about the event, visit

May 16 - Stonyfield Earth Day 5K and Earth Day Fair

Stonyfield, 10 Burton Drive, Londonderry, NH

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Stonyfield is once again hosting their popular Earth Day 5K and free Earth Day Fair! This isn't your ordinary race, but instead a morning long festival that begins with the 5K walk/run and is followed by a celebration with food, beverages, and live music. Once runners have finished the race they are free to enjoy healthy snacks, featuring Stonyfield products, and can check out the wide array of booths and vendors at the Earth Day Fair. The Earth Day Fair will begin at the start of the 5K and is a free event open to the public. The fair is focused around promoting environmentally friendly products and services, and creating a fun and educational day for the whole family. Kids will enjoy activities such as face painting and balloon animals, while the Beer Garden will feature products from various vendors for the adults. Save the date and don't forget to check out the Earth Day race and fair with Stonyfield because there is not better way to spend Earth Day! 

Registration for the 5K begins December 31, 2014 until May 12, 2015, with reduced registration prices for the who register early. 

For more information on the Earth Day 5K and the Earth Day Fair, visit the Stonyfield website here.

May 17 - Ninth Annual Kittery Fire Association 5K Run and Walk

Kittery Fire Station, Kittery, ME

7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

The Nineth Annual Kittery Fire Association 5K Run and Walk will be on May 17th from 7:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m. at the Kittery Fire Station. Each team consists of three or more members and teams can sign up as one group online or you can sign up individually and submit the names on race day. Online registration is now open at and paper registration forms can be printed from the website until May 1st. The registration fee is $20 before May 1st, and $25 any time after. If you register by May 1st you receive a $5 discount, as well as if you're a past registrant. These are additive, which means that early registration plus past participant discounts combine for $10 savings on or before May 1st! The first 200 registrants will receive a free shirt!

For more information about teams, visit

For more information about the event, visit

May 17 - Plugging Into Nature: A Community Conservation

The Star Theater, 120 Rogers Road Kittery, ME 03904

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join the Kittery Land Trust for a community conversation with a panel of experts that will address “nature deficit disorder” and the ways nature benefits our well-being in our over-scheduled, technology-centric lives.To enable parents to attend the discussion, The Center for Wildlife and White Pines Program will offer outdoor events for kids. This panel discussion is a part of the KLT's "Year of the Otter" events, and is free and open to the public. 

This event is co-sponsored with the Kittery PTA.

For event updates and additional information from the Kittery Land Trust, click here.