Events

Oct 23 - Digging Into Real Food: A Menu Manifesto for the Local Food Movement

Rye Public Library, 581 Washington Rd, Rye NH

7:00 PM

Kath Gallant and Tracy Miller, co-founders of Dig In: Real Food Solutions, will talk on Thursday Oct. 23 at the Rye Public Library about the importance of the local food movement and how to eat locally on a budget. The mission of Dig In is to help people build connections between what they eat, where it comes from, how it affects their bodies and why it all matters. Come learn some great money saving tips for eating whole foods on a budget and how to choose food with intention.  

This entertaining and informative presentation is free and open to the public.

 

Oct 24 - Southeast Land Trust of NH Fall Foliage Fundraiser

100 Deer St, Portsmouth NH

6:00 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 NH

3:00 - 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 info@blueoceansociety.org.
 

Oct 25 - New Hampshire BrewFest

Redhook Brewery, Portsmouth

12 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 NH

5:00 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 - NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Informational Meeting

University of New Hampshire, Paul College, Room G45

5:00 - 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 29 - The Fall Science Café in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Brewery, 56 Market St

6:00 - 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 - Portsmouth Short Film Night

Portsmouth Public Media, 280 Marcy St, Portsmouth NH

7:00 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.

Oct 30 - Social Venture Innovation Challenge Registration Deadline

Online

5:00 p.m.

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.

 

Nov 01 - Acorn School Open House

136 Winnicut Rd, Stratham NH

10:00 - 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, ME

10 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 NH

5:00 - 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 - Social Venture Innovation Challenge Submission Deadline

Online

All Day

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 19 - Free Home Energy Workshop in Rye

Rye Public Library, 581 Washington Rd

6:00 - 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.