Events

Mar 03 - The BuildingEnergy 15 NESEA Conference

Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

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

NESEA is hosting a conference between Tuesday, March 3rd and Thursday, March 5th. March 3rd features half-day and full-day workshops which provide an easier way to connect with the experts and really engage in discussion. The half-day Tuesday workshops are the best way at BuildingEnergy to get the opportunity to get to know the presenter and address any questions you may have.

BuildingEnergy is the most established renewable energy and high performance building conference in the region, which is organized by members of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). This conference includes featured sessions, several accredited speakers, workshops, and special events. The conference is a great opportunity to learn, network, and engage.

For more information on the conference, visit http://nesea.org/conference/buildingenergy-15.

Mar 04 - The BuildingEnergy 15 NESEA Conference

Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

NESEA is hosting a conference between Tuesday, March 3rd and Thursday, March 5th. "Opening Plenary With Keynote Address: Rethinking The Grid - How Our Changing Electrical System Will Impact The Ways We Produce, Distribute And Use Energy" is the featured session of the conference which will be held by Karl Rabago, Mary Powell, Ron Binz from 8:45a.m. to 10:30a.m.

BuildingEnergy is the most established renewable energy and high performance building conference in the region, which is organized by members of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). This conference includes featured sessions, several accredited speakers, workshops, and special events. The conference is a great opportunity to learn, network, and engage.

For more information on the conference, visit http://nesea.org/conference/buildingenergy-15.

 

Mar 05 - Voice Your Economic Priorities at CED Visioning Sessions

Grill 28, 200 Grafton Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

5:00 PM

The Rockingham Economic Development Corporation (REDC) is holding public visioning sessions in March throughout its region to gather public and municipal input on the goals, opportunities, and weaknesses of our region. The goal of these sessions is to come up with priorities to be addressed from an economic development perspective over the next five years. The REDC and CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy) Steering Committee will use the information gathered at these events to update and refine the goals and objectives of the CEDS. 

This event on March 5 is free, open to the public, and will feature guest speaker Ross Gittell, Chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire. Other sessions will be held on March 12 and 17. For more information on those sessions and to RSVP, contact info@redc.com
 

Mar 05 - Energy Solutions Panel

Orr and Reno, 45 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Join Orr and Reno, an energy practice group representing the interests of today's energy sector, as they demonstrate the tools businesses need to save money and save energy through the use of the latest energy efficiency and demand response technologies and programs. Attendees will hear from industry leaders about what is available now to control a New Hampshire business's or institution's energy costs during this winter and beyond. Expert panelists include EnerNOC, Power Options Inc., TRC Energy, Hypertherm, and Conservation Services Group. This event is also hosted by the Clean Energy Council and NH Businesses for Social Responsbility. 

Space is limited! This event is free but RSVP is requested. To RSVP, contact Kate Epsen at kate@nhsea.org

Mar 05 - The BuildingEnergy 15 NESEA Conference featuring James Petersen

Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

James Petersen is the founder of Petersen Engineering in Portsmouth, NH. On March 5th, during the third day of The BuildingEnergy 15 NESEA Conference, he will be speaking along with Hank Keating who is a Trinity Financial developer, and Lauren Bauman who is a New Ecology sustainability consultant. They will be speaking about Fairfax Gardens in Taunton MA which is a 160 unit dilapidated public housing development that engaged in aggressive energy conservation measures. The development team worked together to create a design process that developed systems and details that would produce an energy efficient and afforable housing development.

For more information about this session, visit http://nesea.org/session/applying-passive-house-principles-160-units-affordable-housing-lessons-learned.

Mar 05 - The BuildingEnergy 15 NESEA Conference

Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

NESEA is hosting a conference between Tuesday, March 3rd and Thursday, March 5th. James Petersen from Petersen Engineering will be speaking during the "Applying Passive House Principles to 160 Units of Affordable Housing - Lessons Learned" session from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. about the 160 unit public housing project in Taunton, MA that was built to high sustainabilty standards.

BuildingEnergy is the most established renewable energy and high performance building conference in the region, which is organized by members of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). This conference includes featured sessions, several accredited speakers, workshops, and special events. The conference is a great opportunity to learn, network, and engage.

For more information on the conference, visit http://nesea.org/conference/buildingenergy-15.

Mar 07 - New Broga Workshop: Yoga Geared to Guys

875 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

GateWay Taiji, Qigong and Yoga is hosting a new workshop introducing the upcoming trend of Broga. Broga is a unique and innovative type of yoga that combines traditional power yoga with functional fitness exercises. This program is designed to engage men in yoga through a challenging set of routines, resutling in a workout that improves flexibility, builds musicle, reduces the risk of injury, relieves stress, and improves balance. Although this workshop is "optimized for guys", women are more than welcome to experience this new style of yoga. GateWay creates a welcoming, non-judgemental and fun atmosphere where people of all ages and fitness levels can explore, get fit and connect with other like-minded seekers. Join guest Karen DeTemple, a Broga instructor from Cambridge, MA, as she leads participants in this fun workshop - no yoga experience necessary! 

Register online here.
$20 with pre-registration, $25 drop-in, $15 for GateWay students

Green Alliance members recieve their first month of classes free! Not a member? Join here. 

 

Mar 07 - Newmarket Farmers' Market Open for Winter

Newmarket High School, 213 South Main Street, Newmarket, NH

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Newmarket Farmers’ Market will be open on the first and third Saturdays between the months of November and April. This market provides local baked goods, crafts, herbs, honey, meats, plants, and more! Shagbark Farm, Root Seller Farm, Hickory Nut Farm, and Red Cardinal Farm will be at the market along with talented crafters such as My Sweet Soap and Jump Snacks.

For more information on Newmarket Farmers' Market, click here to visit their Facebook page.

Mar 07 - York Farmer's Market Open for Winter

The American Legion, 9 Hannaford Drive, York ME

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The York winter farmers' market is being hosted by the American Legion. This event is held the first and third Sunday of every month until March, and is a great opportunity to purchase local produce, meat, cheese, and crafts.

For more information, please visit gatewaytomaine.org/farmersmarket or contact Steph Oeser at (207) 363-4422.

Mar 08 - Berwick Farmers' Market Open for Winter

11 Sullivan Street, Berwick, ME

10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Berwick Town Hall's second annual Winter Farmers' Market is well underway. One Sunday a month from now until April, customers will be able to purchase a variety of local products, including meat, vegetables, eggs, cheese, maple syrup, bread, and canned goods as well as handmade crafts, toys, soaps, and candles from over 20 different vendors. As space permits, there will be three additional features, including a free kids activity that will challenge their imaginations and minds to build their own "snowball" catapult while their parents shop, as well having 24 lexicon of sustainability posters on display with interesting facts and stunning imagery relating to the language of sustainability. Also, starting at 11am, local homesteader and activist Peter Kellman will lead a discussion on "agri-culture" probing us to think about how agriculture has evolved and the support systems needed for small farms to thrive today.

For more information on the Berwick Winter Farmers' Market, click here or contact Jessica Sheldon at jessica.local@hotmail.com. Jessica can also be reached at (1603) 534-3831.

Mar 08 - NH Eats Wine & Cheese Affair to Remember

Palace Theater, 80 Hanover Street, Manchester

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The most prominent dining and entertainment establishments in downtown Manchester invites you to join them for Around Town with NH EATS: A Wine & Cheese Affair to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester.

On Sunday, March 8th from 2:00-5:00pm, the founding partners of NH EATS will be hosting their next event in the Around Town with NH EATS series at the Palace Theatre. This event will showcase signature cheese-themed dishes from the NH EATS founding partners and delicious wines from around the world. The afternoon will feature music from Godspell as well as exclusive theatre tours.

The NH EATS founding partners include:

· 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria (GA Business Partner)
· Gauchos Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House
· Hooked Seafood Restaurant & Raw Bar
· Ignite Bar & Grille
· N’awlins Grille & All that JAZZ
· Palace Theatre
· Red Arrow Diner

The Palace Theatre is located at 80 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH. Admission is $10 per person at the door and all proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester.

For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester visit www.bbbsmanchester.org.

Learn more about NH EATS at www.nh-eats.com or at www.facebook.com/NHEATS.

Mar 08 - Wine and Cheese Affair to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester

The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St, Manchester, NH 03103

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

The founding partners of NH EATS (New Hampshire Entertainment and Tastes of the State) will be hosting an event showcasing signature cheese-themed dishes from NH EATS founding partners and delcious wines from around the world. The mission of NH EATS is to provide the public with the most enjoyable and reliable hospitality opportunities in downtown Manchester. All the proceeds of the event, Around Town with NH EATS, will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester, a program that provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. One of the NH EATS founding partners being featured at the event is 900 Degrees Neopolitan Pizzeria. 900 Degrees is provides delicious traditional Italian food, all while keeping their business green through organic ingredients, efficient waste reduction, and many other sustainable business practices. 

Admission to this event is $10 per person at the door. 

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester, click here.
For more information about NH EATS, click
here. 

 

Mar 08 - Join the Men of the St. John's Compline Choir for Service During Lent

St. John's Episcopal Church, 100 Chapel Street, Portsmouth

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Each Sunday during Lent, the St. John's Men's Compline Choir will lead a service of compline made up of psalms, hymns, and intone prayers for the day's end. The service is a revival of the work done by monks to take them into the "Great Silence" of nighttime and requires no participation by the audience. The simple compline service lasts around 30 minutes and although visitors do not need to actively participate, anyone interested in singing with the men's Compline Choir is encouraged to join.

Contact John Stromgren at Lutepisk@gmail.com, or 603-431-5172 if you are interested in singing with the choir.

For more information on the services, click here

Mar 12 - Weathering Change

Green Alliance, 75 Congress St Suite 304, Portsmouth

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

An increase in extreme weather is a direct result of climate change, and threatens the stability and safety of businesses across the world. Is your business prepared for disaster? Join us on Thursday, March 12 as we hear from experts on business preparedness, including Marsha Haines of the Red Cross, MJ Shoer of Jenaly Technology, and Roger Stephenson of NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup. This event is open to the public and food, beer, and wine will be served. RSVP to sarah@greenalliance.biz.

Mar 13 - Dogs and Lesser Morals

Star Theater, 120 Rogers Rd, Kittery, ME

8:00 p.m

On March 13th through the 22nd, Kent Stephens Stage Force returns to the Star Theater to celebrate the wonder of all things canine by throwing them a party: Dogs and Lesser Morals, a cabaret-style evening of song, stories and scenes as exuberant as a Bichon Frise dancing for a piece of bacon. The shows are the weekend of March 13th and the weekend of March 20th. Fridays and Saturdays the shows begin at 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays they begin at 3:00 p.m.

Join the GA as a Sustaining Member and get two FREE opening weekend tickets to the show! The first three people to become new sustaining members with the Green Alliance will receive two tickets to the show for the night of their choice ($60 value) on the opening weekends!

Not a Green Alliance member? Becoming a sustaining member here!

For more information about the show, click here.

 

Mar 14 - Green Stride St Patty's 5K/10K & Pub Crawl

Salisbury State Reservation, Salisbury, Massachusetts

10:00 a.m.

The 3rd annual Green Stride 5K/10K run on the Salisbury Beach State Reservation will take place on March 14th at 10:00a.m. The first, original loop is a certified 5K and you have the option to run around again, making that a 10K. Immediately following the run, you are invited to the St. Patty's Pub Crawl at three Salisbury Beach bars. Carousel, Uncle Eddie's and Dolphins will be hosting a St. Patty's Day party for all participants that will include free food, drink specials and live music. All pre-registered runners will be receiving a great shirt from the event. You also have the option of creating a team and the opporttunity to win cool prizes if you're creative! 

Register for the run here!

 

Mar 15 - Join the Men of the St. John's Compline Choir for Service During Lent

St. John's Episcopal Church, 100 Chapel Street, Portsmouth

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Each Sunday during Lent, the St. John's Men's Compline Choir will lead a service of compline made up of psalms, hymns, and intone prayers for the day's end. The service is a revival of the work done by monks to take them into the "Great Silence" of nighttime and requires no participation by the audience. The simple compline service lasts around 30 minutes and although visitors do not need to actively participate, anyone interested in singing with the men's Compline Choir is encouraged to join.

Contact John Stromgren at Lutepisk@gmail.com, or 603-431-5172 if you are interested in singing with the choir.

For more information on the services, click here.

Mar 15 - Indoor Winter Farmers' Market at Wentworth Greenhouses

Wentworth Greenhouses, 141 Rollinsford Road, Rollinsford NH

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wentworth Greenhouses and Seacoast Eat Local are hosting their annual indoor winter farmers' market. This is the last day of the, market which  will feature a variety of foods, live music, and free activities for kids. Wentworth Greenhouses is also hosting a Winter Crafts Fair starting an hour earlier at 9:00 a.m.

For more information on this event, please visit www.wentworthgreenhouses.com/winter-farmers-market or contact Leo Smock-Randall at leo@seacoasteatlocal.org.

Mar 19 - Documentary Screening: Play Again

Rice Library, 8 Wentworth Street, Kittery, ME 03904

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Kittery Land Trust is hosting a moving and humorous documentary that follows six teenagers who, like the “average American child,” spend five to fifteen hours a day behind screens. Play Again unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure – no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality. The film explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds. And it asks: Is our connection to nature disappearing down the digital rabbit hole? This documentary screening, a part of the Kittery Land Trust's "Year of the Otter" events, is free and open to the public.

For more information about this film, visit its official website here.

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

Mar 20 - Dogs and Lesser Morals

Star Theater, 120 Rogers Rd, Kittery, ME

8:00 p.m.

On March 13th through the 22nd, Kent Stephens Stage Force returns to the Star Theater to celebrate the wonder of all things canine by throwing them a party: Dogs and Lesser Morals, a cabaret-style evening of song, stories and scenes as exuberant as a Bichon Frise dancing for a piece of bacon. The shows are the weekend of March 13th and the weekend of March 20th. Fridays and Saturdays the shows begin at 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays they begin at 3:00 p.m.

Join the GA as a Sustaining Member and get two FREE opening weekend tickets to the show! The first three people to become new sustaining members with the Green Alliance will receive two tickets to the show for the night of their choice ($60 value) on the opening weekends!

Not a Green Alliance member? Become a sustaining member here!

For more information about the shows, click here.

 

Mar 21 - Local Energy Solutions Conference 2015

Grappone Center, Concord, NH

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Brought to you by the New Hampshire Local Energy Work Group, with coordination by NH Sustainable Energy Association, the seventh annual LES Conference will take place at on March 21st at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH. This conference provides important information, resources, and guidance for local schools, governments, and individuals looking to implement an energy reduction in their area. The conference will include forums to meet and learn from other New Hampshire residents who have already achieved some sort of energy reduction, as well as tips on ways that you can do it yourself.

For more information about the conference, click here.

Mar 21 - Newmarket Farmers' Market Open for Winter

Newmarket High School, 213 South Main Street, Newmarket, NH

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Newmarket Farmers’ Market will be open on the first and third Saturdays between the months of November and April. This market provides local baked goods, crafts, herbs, honey, meats, plants, and more! Shagbark Farm, Root Seller Farm, Hickory Nut Farm, and Red Cardinal Farm will be at the market along with talented crafters such as My Sweet Soap and Jump Snacks.

For more information on Newmarket Farmers' Market, click here to visit their Facebook page.

Mar 21 - York Farmer's Market Open for Winter

The American Legion, 9 Hannaford Drive, York ME

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The York winter farmers' market is being hosted by the American Legion. This is the last day of the event, which is held the first and third Sunday of every month and is a great opportunity to purchase local produce, meat, cheese, and crafts.

For more information, please visit gatewaytomaine.org/farmersmarket or contact Steph Oeser at (207) 363-4422.  

Mar 22 - Join the Men of the St. John's Compline Choir for Service During Lent

St. John's Episcopal Church, 100 Chapel Street, Portsmouth

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Each Sunday during Lent, the St. John's Men's Compline Choir will lead a service of compline made up of psalms, hymns, and intone prayers for the day's end. The service is a revival of the work done by monks to take them into the "Great Silence" of nighttime and requires no participation by the audience. The simple compline service lasts around 30 minutes and although visitors do not need to actively participate, anyone interested in singing with the men's Compline Choir is encouraged to join.

Contact John Stromgren at Lutepisk@gmail.com, or 603-431-5172 if you are interested in singing with the choir.

For more information on the services, click here.

Mar 26 - Understand Our Nation's Food Supply with the film Food Chains

The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

7:00 PM

More and more people are becoming interested in what our food is made of and where it comes from, but there is little talk about who is picking it. Delve into what goes on behind the scenes of our country's supermarkets and food supply systems. The film Food Chains exposes the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of the supermarket industry which earns $4 trillion globally and has tremendous power over the agricultural system. Our nation's farmworkers form the foundation of the fresh food industry, yet are routinely abused and robbed of wages. After the film, engage in the benefits of supporting local food businesses through a panel discussion with local food system experts. You can buy tickets online here

Join the Green Alliance as a new member and you will receive two free tickets to the documentary! Click here to join then email katelyn@greenalliance.biz to collect you tickets

Mar 29 - Join the Men of the St. John's Compline Choir for Service During Lent

St. John's Episcopal Church, 100 Chapel Street, Portsmouth

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Each Sunday during Lent, the St. John's Men's Compline Choir will lead a service of compline made up of psalms, hymns, and intone prayers for the day's end. The service is a revival of the work done by monks to take them into the "Great Silence" of nighttime and requires no participation by the audience. The simple compline service lasts around 30 minutes and although visitors do not need to actively participate, anyone interested in singing with the men's Compline Choir is encouraged to join.

Contact John Stromgren at Lutepisk@gmail.com, or 603-431-5172 if you are interested in singing with the choir.

For more information on the services, click here.