Oct 24 - Southeast Land Trust of NH Fall Foliage Fundraiser
100 Deer St, Portsmouth NH6:00 p.m.
The 12th annual Fall Foliage Fundraiser is celebrating the merger of the Strafford Rivers Conservancy with the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire! The event will feature live music, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and complimentary beer & wine will be served. The evening will also feature a silent auction with over 100 items donated from local businesses - which includes exciting items from vacations and sports packages to unique Seacoast offerings!
For more information about the event click here!
Oct 25 - Blue Ocean Society's Halloween Party
Blue Ocean Discovery Center, 170 Ocean Blvd, Hampton NH3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Blue Ocean Society is hosting a Halloween Party at the Blue Ocean Discovery Center. All are invited to come dressed in costumes, maybe even come as your favorite marine animal or sea creature! There will be a costume parade for everyone to strut their stuff and show off their costumes. There will also be a variety of activities, games, and take-home crafts that might just take kids minds off of candy, maybe. And of course there will be time to visit with the touch tank! Visitors are welcome to stop by or stay for the full two hours. For more information go to blueoceansociety.org or email email@example.com.
Oct 25 - New Hampshire BrewFest
Redhook Brewery, Portsmouth12 a.m.
The 6th annual BrewFest is coming up! Meet the expert craft brew creators and sample their special new brews, sample local foods, and enjoy live music while dancing the night away. What more could you want? Vist the Redhook Brewery for more details about tickets.
Oct 25 - The Great Bay 5K
Stratham Hill Park, Stratham, N.H.9:00 AM
Join The 16th Annual Great Bay 5K! Voted one of New England’s Top Ten Favorite 5K’s by Run New England, The Great Bay 5K starts at 9 a.m. on October 25 at Stratham Hill Park and concludes at Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, N.H. Free shirts will be provided for the first 800 runners to register. The event includes cash awards for the top male and female finishers, fantastic post-race food, and a raffle for two great prizes! You could win 2 Wilson golf bags and 4 rounds of golf at Sagamore-Hampton Golf Club, or a Bluefish Inflatable Paddleboard that sells for $995! Running not really your thing? Join the competitive walking division with awards for top male and female finishers. With a free kid’s Fun Run after the race, costume contest, and age group awards in eight different categories, this is an event the whole family can enjoy.
For more information about the race, click here.
Raffle tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10. Click here for more information.
Oct 27 - Redhook 10% Tuesdays
Redhook Ale Brewery, Portsmouth NH5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Make a trip to Redhook Brewery any (or every) Tuesday evening this month and 10% of your bill will be donated to Blue Ocean Society. 10% Tuesdays are a part of Redhook's efforts to give back to the Seacoast community which makes it the perfect opportunity to support two great organizations while still enjoying delicious food and beer!
Oct 28 - UNH Hosts Oil Spill Response Forum
UNH Memorial Union Building, Granite State Room8:00 a.m.- 7:15 p.m.
Join the University of New Hampshire, the UNH Center for Spills in the Environment (CSE), and the School or Marine Science and Ocean Engineering on October 28 and 29 for a UNH-funded forum titled “Oil Spill Response: 25 Years After the Exxon Valdes and in the Wake of Deepwater Horizon, What Have We Learned and What Are We Missing?”. Day one of the two-day forum will focus on the role of media in oil spill coverage of these disasters, how this information is relayed to the public, and the impacts these disaster have on policy. Coast Guard incident commanders Ed Page (Exxon Valdez), Thad Allen (Deepwater Horizon), and other key figures during the spill will form a panel to discuss and field questions on this topic. To register for this event, click here.
Oct 28 - Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder of Stonyfield Farms Speaks at UNH
UNH Campus, 105 Main St, Durham5:00-8:00 p.m.
Co-founder of Stonyfield Farm Gary Hirshberg will be visiting the UNH Campus to give a lecture on “Lessons from the Trenches for Building High-Impact Enduring Social Ventures”. Hirshberg is visiting UNH in conjunction with the NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge. The Challenge invites individuals and teams from across the state of New Hampshire to identify pressing social and/or environmental issues at the state, national or global level, and then find an innovative business-oriented approach to solving them. The event is a wonderful opportunity for all aspiring social entrepreneurs as well as all those who want to learn more about socially responsible business practices. This event is free and open to the public. Share your thoughts about the event by using #NHINNOVATES on twitter or facebook.
Oct 28 - NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Informational Meeting
University of New Hampshire, Paul College, Room G455:00 - 8:00 PM
Have an idea that could change the world? Come learn how you can enter the Social Venture Innovation Challenge. An informational meeting will be held on October 28th, 5-8 PM in room G54 of the Paul College at UNH. In only its second year, the New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge is interested in unlocking and jumpstarting innovative thinking with low barriers to entry for students and community members who want to “make a difference.” Prizes include $10,000 for the first place winner, $5,000 for second place and $2,500 for third place to help winners implement their plan. The Registration deadline is October 30 and the submission deadline is November 19.
Click here to register for the informational meeting.
For more information on the Challenge, click here.
Oct 28 - Brickyard Scare
Brickyard Square Plaza, Epping NH3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
The event is a great chance to enjoy Halloween activities for the whole family. There will be store-to-store trick-or-treating, hair coloring, bag decorating, a costume parade, costume contests and more! Special guests will include Max the Manchester Monarchs' mascot, a singing Cinderella, Parkour Spider Man, Macaroni Kids, Rye Airfield Skate Park's “Get on Board" program to teach kids tricks and techniques on skateboard decks without wheels, as well as balloon animals, free popcorn, candy and cider for all who attend.
Oct 29 - UNH Hosts Oil Spill Response Forum
UNH Huddleston Hall Ballroom8:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Join the University of New Hampshire, the UNH Center for Spills in the Environment (CSE), and the School or Marine Science and Ocean Engineering on October 28 and 29 for a UNH-funded forum titled “Oil Spill Response: 25 Years After the Exxon Valdes and in the Wake of Deepwater Horizon, What Have We Learned and What Are We Missing?”. Part two of this two-day event will be looking to the future to better understand how these two spills can inform future spill responses. They will also discuss the effects and impact on humans in these spills through avenues such as public policy, health, and safety. To register for this event, click here.
Oct 29 - The Fall Science Café in Portsmouth
Portsmouth Brewery, 56 Market St6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; doors open at 5:00 p.m.
The Portsmouth Brewery is hosting the Portsmouth Science Café on October, 29 in the Brewery’s Jimmy LaPanza Lounge. The topic of discussion is- Superman or Clark Kent: What kind of bystander are you?. The event is hosted by UNH faculty member Cameron Wake and will feature faculty members Sharyn Potter, professor of sociology and Victoria Banyard, professor of psychology. They will discuss topics relating to interpersonal violence and ways in which that violence can be prevented. It is important to facilitate such as discussion in order to make help more accessable and people more willing to help. Come and share in what is sure to be lively discussion. This discussion is free and open to the public; the doors will open and hour early for visitors to purchase food and drinks if desired.
Oct 30 - Social Venture Innovation Challenge Registration Deadline
If you are interested in submitting a project proposal to address some of society's most pressing problems register to compete in the Social Venture Innovation Challenge by October 30th at 5:00 p.m. The Social Venture Innovation Challenge is designed to be an “innovation accelerator” and to encourage participants to develop original, innovative proposals (versus detailed business plans) in the form of a three-minute video and two-page paper. Proposals may describe the development of a new enterprise or a new entrepreneurial initiative for an established social business. Prizes vary for students and community members and first place winners receive $5,000 and $10,000 respectively to put their plans into action. For more information about the challenge click here.
Oct 30 - Portsmouth Short Film Night
Portsmouth Public Media, 280 Marcy St, Portsmouth NH7:00 p.m.
Portsmouth Short Film Night is looking for shorts of any genre (or un-genre) from independent filmmakers interested in screening their film to an audience. They are particularly looking for films with a spooky feel for their Halloween Special! The night is a free event, open to anyone who enjoys watching shorts and talking film. It’s all about getting filmmakers together to show off their work, have fun, meet like-minded people, and maybe even be inspired. If that sounds like your cup of tea, why not send them your film? To submit, or for more details click here. Deadline is October 10. You can also like Portsmouth Short Film Night on Facebook or follow them @PSFN.
Nov 01 - Acorn School Open House
136 Winnicut Rd, Stratham NH10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Parents and children are welcome to come by for an informational open house to learn what makes Acorn School so special. This is a great chance to meet faculty and hear firsthand what makes Acorn School stand out. Refreshments will be served.
Nov 11 - Open House at Brixham Montessori Friends School
18 Brickyard Court, York, ME10 a.m.- 11 a.m.
The Brixham Montessori Friends School located in York, ME is hosting an Open House for prospective parents and families. The Open Houses allows caregivers with interest in the school to come and check out the overall facility as well as the classrooms. The tours are lead by the faculty and staff of the school, which allow parents to ask and receive answers to their important questions while visiting the school. After attending one of the Open Houses, the parents and school follow up to do a more personal one-on-one interview specific to family and child. Do not let this wonderful opportunity pass you and your family by! For more information on the admissions process, please click on http://brixhammontessori.org/admissions/
Nov 15 - Acorn School Fall Fundraiser
Portsmouth Gaslight Co, Portsmouth NH5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Come out and support the Acorn School with a night of food, drink, and fun as Acorn School hosts its annual fall fundraiser event. Silent and live auctions will also take place and feature exciting prizes for the whole family. The money raised at the event will go towards Acorn School's capital expenditures and provide scholarships to students who may otherwise not be able to go to preschool. For more information about Acorn School click here.
Nov 19 - Free Home Energy Workshop in Rye
Rye Public Library, 581 Washington Rd6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Button Up NH and the city of Rye are hosting a free home energy workshop on November 19 from 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm. The event will be held at the Rye Public Library at 581 Washington Rd. Learn how you can make your home more energy efficient by beginning to understand the science to building. There will also be a number of do-it-yourself energy saving tips that you can use in your home. Button Up will be partnering with Energy Star and participants are can take part in a home performance with the Energy Star Program. There will be $100 energy audits with up to $4000 in incentives. The event is sponsored by Rye Energy Committee, North Hampton Energy Committee, New Castle Energy Committee, Rye Public Library, and Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative. There will be refreshments with local food and beverages served before the meeting begins. To register for the event visit buttonuprye.eventbrite.com or click here.
Nov 19 - Social Venture Innovation Challenge Submission Deadline
Submit your solution to a social problem to the Social Venture Innovation Challenge site on November 19 to remain a part of the competition! The Social Venture Innovation Challenge is designed to be an “innovation accelerator” and to encourage participants to develop original, innovative proposals (versus detailed business plans) in the form of a three-minute video and two-page paper. Proposals may describe the development of a new enterprise or a new entrepreneurial initiative for an established social business. Prizes vary for students and community members and first place winners receive $5,000 and $10,000 respectively to put their plans into action. For more information about the challenge click here.
Nov 22 - The Best of TASTE Bash
Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center 100 Deer Street, Portsmouth7:00 - 9:30 P.M.
Join the 2014 winners of TASTE magazine’s “Best of TASTE” competition for delicious food, fine wine and signiture cocktails on November 22 from 7 – 9:30 PM at the elegant Portsmouth Harbor Conference Center. Smuttynose Brewery and Costal Home are proud to help present this event highlighting over 50 resturants, brewers, bakers, chocolatiers, and other food professionals from over 80 Best of Taste categories. Come enjoy award winning food and take part in the silent auction benefiting The New Hampshire Food Bank. At the silent auction, you can support a good cause while you join in in the excitment bidding on gift certificates to your favorite restaurants,, craft beer packages, goodie baskets and overnight stays.
General Admission tickets are $55 until Nov. 3rd and $65 after Nov. 3rd and at the door.
Get a VIP ticket for $85 and enjoy early entry to the kickoff party at 6:00 p.m. in the private lounge, including a champagne reception, specialty cocktails, signature chef appetizers and a take-home swag bag.
For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here.