Events

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.

 

Oct 31 - NextGen Climate Change Discussion at GA HQ

Green Alliance Headquarters, 75 Congress St., Suite 304, Portsmouth

10:30 a.m.

Join Tom Steyer, philanthropist and founder of NextGen Climate Action, for coffee and a discussion on climate change issues and the effects on small businesses with Green Alliance members at the GA Headquarters in downtown Portsmouth. 

Tom Steyer is an investor, philanthropist and advanced energy advocate. He is also the President of NextGen Climate, an organization that acts politically to prevent climate disaster and preserve American prosperity.

Before retiring from the private sector, Tom founded and was the Senior Managing Member of Farallon Capital Management. He also was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at Hellman & Friedman. Tom is actively engaged in climate politics and works to promote economic development and environmental protection in California and throughout the country. 

To RSVP to this event email Wbishop@nextgenclimate.org

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 03 - Local Business Holiday Kickoff Party

7th Settlement Brewery, 47 Washington St, Dover NH

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Come learn about Plaid Friday and Shift Your Shopping, and receive the tools you and your employees will need to have the best local holiday campaign your neighborhood has ever seen. There will be food, drink, business-to-business sharing and networking opportunities, and of course, you’ll go home full of knowledge and tools to build and optimize your local holiday experience. Ticket includes a 7th Settlement Brewery beverage and various appetizers; a speed show and tell to share a holiday deal, special item or event your business is offering during the holiday season; facilitated networking opportunities, and a holiday campaign resource packet. $10 Seacoast Local business member, $5 additional employees and guests $15 non-member, $10 additional employees and guests. For more information about the event click here.

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 13 - Prelude: Dr. Hauschka Sale!

65 Market St, Portsmouth

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Prelude is a high-quality, socially conscious seller of the finest organic and free trade soaps, lotions, and bath & body care products located in Portsmouth. They carry such high-quality brands as Dr. Hauschka, a widely popular, environmentally friendly, German skin care line. Prelude is having an amazing 10% off sale on all Dr. Hauschka's Skin Care products. This sale will be going on for two days and it will operate on a first come, first serve basis. Orders can be made by stopping by the store or making an order over the phone, (603) 431-0694. 
 

Nov 14 - Court Jesters are Coming to Kittery

Traip Academy, 12 Williams Ave, Kittery Maine

6:30 p.m., Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The Court Jesters are known around the globe as the world's most entertaining Comedy Basketball team. They will dazzle the audience with their amazing skills and antics while providing countless laughs and excitement to young and old alike. You won't believe your eyes. Dribbles, trick shots, and dunks, mixed with music and laughs- a show you surely won't forget.

The opposing team will be made up of local personalities from Kittery (teachers, police, fire, etc) sure to entertain! Don't miss out! Come join the fun and watch your peers compete against the Court Jesters! Tickets are available in advance at the Kittery Community Center or Traip Academy - $8 for seniors and students; $10 adults or at the door for $10 for seniors and students; $12 for adults. For more information click here.

Nov 14 - Prelude: Dr. Hauschka Sale!

65 Market St, Portsmouth

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Prelude is a high-quality, socially conscious seller of the finest organic and free trade soaps, lotions, and bath & body care products located in Portsmouth. They carry such high-quality brands as Dr. Hauschka, a widely popular, environmentally friendly, German skin care line. Prelude is having an amazing 10% off sale on all Dr. Hauschka's Skin Care products. This sale will be going on for two days and it will operate on a first come, first serve basis. Orders can be made by stopping by the store or making an order over the phone, (603) 431-0694.

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 - 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.

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 20 - Green Alliance Presents: Green Business Learning Series

75 Congress Street, Suite 304, Portsmouth

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

Are you a small business owner? Do you have questions about social media? What if you need to know how to hire the right person for the job, or fire them if it doesn’t work out? Our Green Business Learning Series will answer those questions for you. Green Alliance Business Partners and Cardholders are invited to join us from 6 to 8 on November 20th for refreshments and an engaging and informative seminar from two of our Business Partners. Cary Bowman, owner of SocialKitchen will begin the night with a presentation on how to grow your social media following (and your sales in the process). Afterwards, Mirjam IJstma, owner of Cultural Chemistry, will answer your questions about techniques regarding how to hire or fire someone. There will be time afterwards to ask more questions, or to network with other businesses present. This event is free for GA Business Partners and official members. Don’t miss out on this great educational opportunity!

 

Nov 21 - New Hampshire's Energy Future: Panel Discussion

Cochecho Country Club, 145 Gulf Rd, Dover NH

7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Come hear from a wide variety of voices involved in New Hampshire's energy debate that are working toward the goal of reliable, renewable and affordable energy. There will be a full hot breakfast buffet. Seating is limited and advance registration is required.Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for not-yet-members. Green Alliance Members and Card Holders are able to receive the member discount. They can simply use promo code "GREEN" when they register to receive the member rate.For more information about the event and to register click here.

Nov 22 - The Best of TASTE Bash

Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center 100 Deer Street, Portsmouth

7:00 - 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.