Events

Jul 29 - Greenland Farmers Market

Post Road, Greenland NH

3-6 p.m.

Greenland has redesigned their farmer's market this summer to create a fun filled atmosphere with up to 30 different vendors!  There will be a variety of locally grown foods available in addition to ready to eat food with local ingredients.  Enjoy live music and chances to win $25 gift certificates by liking the Greenland Farmer's Market Facebook page and entering photos.  This year the Greenland Farmer's market is accepting SNAP/EBT and debit cards.  SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, provides low-income households with access to fresh local food.  With assistance from Seacoast Eat Local the farmer's market now has SNAP tokens for low-income families which can be purchased and used like cash at the market. When SNAP tokens are bought the amount that they are worth will be matched for up to ten dollars giving the individual or family additional locally grown food. Come stop by the Greenland farmer's market and find anything from fresh produce to local beer and wine!  

To find out more check out the Greenland Farmer's Market blog!  

Jul 30 - Reggae on the River

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, Portsmouth

7:30 p.m.

Join Isles of Shoals Steamship Company for Reggae on the River. Come aboard a Caribbean style party ship to enjoy live reggae music. Dance the night away or relax and take in the sunset views of the river. This is a 21+ plus event. For more information on this event click here!

 

Aug 01 - Sean Ware Opening Reception at Zev Yoga

Zev Yoga Studio 16 Market Square, Portsmouth

6-8 pm

Zev Yoga in Portsmouth is hosting a Sean Ware exhibition as part of collaboration with Drift Gallery. A public artist reception will be held at the Zev Yoga Studio in Downtown Portsmouth on August 1 from 6-8 pm. This exhibition is open to the public at no cost and will run from August 1 to October 1, 2014. Artwork can be viewed at the reception, online, by appointment, or by attending a regularly scheduled yoga class. For more information on this event click here

 

Aug 01 - KitteryFest featuring Studio Two!

Frisbee Field 120 Rogers Rd. Kittery, ME 03904

5:00-8:00 p.m.

Come to KitteryFest and the final concert in our Summer Concerts on the Common series sponsored by Kennebunk Savings! There will be everything from games and prizes to a BBQ and a bouncy house. There will also be a concert featuring Studio Two, a pre Sgt. Pepper Beatles tribute band that features Berklee Music graduates and Beatle devotes. The Nike Outlet Store will also set up a Kids Fun Run! So bring a blanket, a chair, and the whole family and enjoy this awesome free evening full of music and fun!

Aug 02 - Newmarket Farmers Market

Newmarket High School

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join the local famers at the Newmarket Farmers Market on Saturday! It's not only a time to get together with friends and family, but a time to purchase local food and support the farmers who work hard to satisfy the needs of the surrounding communities. Support sustainability, green farming, and delicious natural food!

 

Aug 03 - Sunset Acoustic Harbor Cruise

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, Portsmouth

7 p.m.

Enjoy a sunset cruise with Isles of Shoals Steamship Company and acoustic live entertainment from local legend Dave Gerard. No better way to end your weekend and unwind than with a sunset cruise aboard the MV Thomas Laighton. For more information on this event click here!



 

Aug 05 - Flatbread Pizza with Orange Leaf

Flatbread Pizza, Portsmouth, NH

TBA

Join us for another fun evening of good food with a percentage of purchases going to support SENH Habitat for Humanity!

Aug 06 - Evening Contemporary Coastal Issues

Gundalow Company, Portsmouth

6 p.m.

Join the Gundalow Company for a unique discussion series on Contemporary Coastal Issues of the region featuring expert guest speakers from the area focusing on current maritime issues. These interesting and educational discussions are a great way to spend an evening. Special low price of $15 thanks to support from the New Hampshire Coastal Program and RBC Wealth Management. For more information on this event click here!

Aug 06 - Kittery Community Market

Post Office Square Parking Lot, Kittery, ME

2-6 p.m.

Come check out the Kittery Community Market every Wednesday during the month of August.  The market has over thirty vendors of local produce and artisan work, including meats, cheeses, baked goods and more! Support local business and sustainable companies while spending a beautiful summer afternoon with your family.  

Aug 07 - Wildlife Seminar: New Hampshire Turtles with Chris Bogard

Rye Public Library

7:00 p.m.

Come join Chris Bogard at the Rye Public Library and learn about the many species of New Hampshire turtles! Chris will discuss their natural history, survival rates, and habitats, along with presenting some of her own research! She will also bring along some turtles for everyone to meet. Chris is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and has specialized in rehabilitating both native and wild turtles for 13 years.

Please RSVP to info@seltnh.org

The Rye Public Library can be found at 581 Washington Road Rye 03870

 

Aug 07 - Seacoast Science Center presents Music-by-the-Sea Concert Series

Seacoast Science Center

6:00 p.m.

Drowned Vally takes the stage at the Seacoast Science Center on August 7.  All proceeds from this concert will benefit the Center's Marine Mammal Rescue program, thanks to the generosity of the UNH Marine Docents. You'll not only enjoy great foot-stomping bluegrass music, but you will have the opportunity to learn more about ocean education on the seacoast through hands-on fun. Concerts are held under a festive tent on the lawn of the Center, rain or shine. Bring a beach blanket or chair, pack a picnic, or purchase freshly grilled dinner and beverages on site. Concert-goers can enjoy the Center and its exhibits, free with concert admission. Alcohol and dogs may not be brought into the park; adult beverages available for purchase. The music begins at 6:00 p.m.; gates open at 5:00 p.m. for dining. Tickets are required and are $10 for adults and $2 for children ages 3-12; under 3 are free. Tickets are available online here, at the Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert. Members can purchase their tickets at half-price. For more information, call 603-436-8043.

 

Aug 08 - Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

All-Day

The Northeast Organic Farming Association's (NOFA) 40th annual Summer Conference takes place August 8 - 10, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Appealing to a wide range of interests, 1400 consumers, gardeners, farmers, food policy experts, and urban agriculturalists travel from across the northeast and beyond to participate in 150+ workshops, pre-confrences, farms tours, and much more.  This is a family friendly event!  On Friday, Dr. Elaine Ingham is the keynote speaker giving a all-day pre-conference seminar titled "Changing Dirt into Soil: Specific Approaches for different soil types and crops", Ingham will lead three workshops during the conference.  Three half-day pre conferences will also take place on Friday, including "Tools for Resilient Urban Ecosystems" with Scott Kellogg; "Healing the Gut and the Body through Nutrition" with Dr. Chris Decker; and "Bioregional Herbalism: Stocking the Home Apothecary with Locally Abundant Herbs" with Jade Alicandro Mace.  There will also be a sing-along event on Friday evening starting at 7:30pm called "Sing for Food and Freedom: Carrying on the Legacy of Pete Seeger" (free for conference registrants and open to the public with a $5 - $10 suggested donation).  The weekend also features films (such as The Queen of the Sun, Out Here, and Food for Change), meet-ups for participants from a variety of interests, organic meals, a country fair, a contra dance, 100+ exhibitors, and more. For more information click here, or contact Nicole Belanger at nicole@nofamass.org or call 508-450-2441.  

Aug 09 - Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

All-Day

The Northeast Organic Farming Association's (NOFA) 40th annual Summer Conference takes place August 8 - 10, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Appealing to a wide range of interests, 1400 consumers, gardeners, farmers, food policy experts, and urban agriculturalists travel from across the northeast and beyond to participate in 150+ workshops, pre-confrences, farms tours, and much more. This is a family friendly event!  Saturdays workshops are geared to many skill levels and interests. Knowledgeable and experienced instructors will offer workshops on topics such as nutrition and health, food politics, land access, crop production, cooperative economies, urban and international agriculture, gardening, animal husbandry, farm economies, food preservation and cooking, permaculture, and mitigating climate change through agriculture.  The weekend also features films (such as The Queen of the Sun, Out Here, and Food for Change), meet-ups for participants from a variety of interests, organic meals, a country fair, a contra dance, 100+ exhibitors, and more. For more information click here, or contact Nicole Belanger at nicole@nofamass.org or call 508-450-2441.
 

Aug 09 - Women's Self Defense Workshop

Zev Yoga, 175 Water Street, Exeter NH, 03833

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Ready to unlock your innner warrior!  Attend Zev Yoga's Women's Self Defense Class, "Grace Under Pressure" Saturday, August 9th from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.  This class will be held at the Zev Yoga studio in Exeter NH.  The cost is $25 per person or $40 for mother/daughter duos.  The teacher of this class is seacoast resident, Chris Yonker, a 7 degree Black Belt in Sanchin Ryu Karate.  He has been instructing this American/Okinawan style of karate since 1990.   You willl learn a variety of self defense techniques in Chris Yonkers class including, what to do when being assaulted, the key to mastering control of your emotions and energy and how to find composure in chaos.  

 

Aug 09 - Wood Island Flotilla

Wood Island Life Saving Station Association P.O. Box 11 Kittery Point, ME 03905

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ever heard of a flotilla? It is a parade but with boats! Come join the Wood Island Flotilla to celebrate the restoration of the historic 1908 Life Saving Station on Wood Island. You can bring your own boat and join the flotilla that will be led by the Gundalow from Pepperrell Cove to Wood Island and then back.

If you need a seat or have an extra seat on your boat please visit www.woodislandflotilla.org to pair up and find each other. More information can also be found at www.woodislandflotilla.org. 

Aug 09 - Newmarket Olde Home Day & Oyster Festival

Downtown Newmarket, Stone Church

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

End your summer with a fun day along the Lamprey River!  The old mill town of Newmarket is holding the 42 Annual Newmarket Olde Home Day & Oyster Festival.  This all day event will be located at Schanda Park, Water Street and at the Stone Church, rain or shine!  This vibrant festival is all about live music, craft beer, great local products, and Great Bay Oysters.  Newmarkets quaint down-to-earth town is putting on this event to celebrate Newmarket's roots and rejuvenation.  Green Alliance will have a booth at this event, and would love to have folks stop by and join if they are not already a member. To get more information on this event go to their website, or visit their Facebook page. 

Aug 09 - Newmarket Farmers Market

Newmarket High School

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join the local famers at the Newmarket Farmers Market on Saturday! It's not only a time to get together with friends and family, but a time to purchase local food and support the farmers who work hard to satisfy the needs of the surrounding communities. Support sustainability, green farming, and delicious natural food!

 

Aug 10 - Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

All-Day

The Northeast Organic Farming Association's (NOFA) 40th annual Summer Conference takes place August 8 - 10, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Appealing to a wide range of interests, 1400 consumers, gardeners, farmers, food policy experts, and urban agriculturalists travel from across the northeast and beyond to participate in 150+ workshops, pre-confrences, farms tours, and much more. This is a family friendly event!  Sunday's workshops are geared to many skill levels and interests.  Knowledgeable and experienced instructures will offer workshops on topics such as nutrition and health, food politics, land access, crop production, cooperative economies, urban and international agriculture, gardening, animal husbandry, farm economies, food preservation and cooking, permaculture, and mitigating climate change through agriculture.  The weekend also features films (such as The Queen of the Sun, Out Here, and Food for Change), meet-ups for participants from a variety of interests, organic meals, a country fair, a contra dance, 100+ exhibitors, and more. For more information click here, or contact Nicole Belanger at nicole@nofamass.org or call 508-450-2441.
 

Aug 12 - The Great Bay Stewards 'Community Dinner' Non-profit at Flatbread

Flatbread Company, Portsmouth

4-9 p.m.

Come join the Great Bay Stewards as they host their 'Community Dinner' at Flatbreads in Portsmouth. A portion of the profit from each flatbread sold will be donated to the GBS. Raffle tickets will also be sold to give participants a chance to win two Wilson golf bags and four rounds of golf at Sagamore-Hampton Golf Club (a $370 value), and a Bluefish Inflatable Paddleboard (a $995 value). Tickets will be drawn during the Great Bay 5k on Saturday, October 25th.

Aug 16 - Pirate Party

Isle of Shoals Steamship Company

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Dress up like Captain Jack Sparrow and ride the Isle of Shoals pirate ship. There will be a rock cover band on the boat as well as snacks and refreshments. For more information about the event, or to buy tickets, click here

Aug 16 - Hookfest 2014

Redhook Brewery Lawn, Portsmouth

2-10 p.m.

Ready for a day filled with music, beer, food and fun? Attend the 18th annual Hookfest! Hosted by Green Alliance business partners, WXGR and Redhook Brewery.

Click here for ticket information!

 

Aug 16 - Hookfest 2014

Redhook Brewery, Pease Tradeport

Gates open at 2:00 p.m.

It's time once again for Redhook's annual Hookfest music festival, sponsored by 103.5 WXGR! This year's lineup features New York funk kingpins Lettuce with supporting acts Bim Skala Bim, King Hammond, Michael Bernier & Freevolt, and The Spittin' Vinnies. Enjoy a full day of funk and reggae while enjoying Redhook's excellent selection of beers, local food vendors, games, and more. This is one of Redhook Brewery's biggest events of the year, so make sure to get your tickets early. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. Buy general admission or VIP tickets here. More information at www.hookfest2014.com.

Aug 17 - Isle of Shoals Acoustic Sunset Cruise

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, 315 Market Street

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join the Isle of Shoals Cruise Company for a sunset wine tasting with a live acoustic performance by Evin Baird. More information coming soon!  

Aug 18 - Kickin' Country Cruise

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, Portsmouth

7:30-10:00 p.m.

Don’t miss a Kickin’ Country Cruise with the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company and WOKQ radio. Dance your cowboy boots off with live country music and DJ’s! You will not want to miss this Country Cruise! This is a 21+ plus event. For more information on this event click here!

 

Aug 22 - Mardi Gras Party Cruise

Isle of Shoals Steamship Company

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Hop on board the Isle of Shoals Steamship for Mardi Gras night! This years special band is the Soggy Po' Boys, the crew will hand out beaded necklaces, and traditional mardi gras drinks will be offered. To purchase tickets or find out more about the event click here!  

Aug 23 - Adams Point, Durham Sail

Adams Point

noon-2 p.m.

Join the Gundalow Company on a special sail through the Great Bay. Sails are approximately two hours long and depart from Adams Point, off of Durham Point Road in Durham, NH. “Piscataqua’s” only visit through the Great Bay this summer will be August 22-24. Children sail for free with each paying adult. For more information click here!

 

 

Aug 25 - Lobster Clambake Cruise

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, Portsmouth

6:25-8:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this special Lobster Clambake Cruise with Isles of Shoals Steamship Company. Enjoy a delicious seafood feast from Foster’s Downeast Clambake while relaxing on this sunset cruise. This cruise is open to all ages with various menu choices available. For more information click here!

 

 

Aug 26 - Big Brother Big Sister benefit night at Flatbread Pizza and Orange Leaf

Flatbread Company and Orange Leaf, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

How does a night full of pizza and frozen yogurt sound? Delicious! That is why you should come support Big Brother Big Sister in Portsmouth, New Hampshire Tuesday August 26th from 5 to 9 p.m. You can start the night off with some pizza at Flatbread Company and then follow up with a delectable dessert at Orange Leaf. A percentage of the money will go towards BBBS, an amazing organization that supports youth so they are able to build strong relationships and recognize their true potential in life. 

For more information call (603) 430- 1140 or click here

 

Aug 27 - Green Families Club Celebration and Farmer's Market

10 Shapleigh Rd., Kittery, ME

4-7 p.m.

 Calling all Green Families! Join us for a family-friendly event, complete with farmer's market on August 27th in Kittery. We will be celebrating the 2nd birthday of the Green Families Club with a number of hands-on activities for the kids, live music, and delicious food! The vendors of the Kittery Farmer's Market will have great items available for purchase, while a number of our GA Business Partners will be setting up fun, educational booths with plenty of cool, hands-on activities! It is sure to be an evening you and the family won't want to miss. 

This event is FREE for all Green Families Club members! Not a member? Let's fix that; join today

Please check back for more details! 

Aug 27 - Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. Captain John Smith 400th Anniversary Cruise

Isles of Shoals

9:25 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Come join the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Captain John Smith’s charting of New England and the Isles of Shoals! This all day adventure voyages to Star Island for a day full of events and pre-colonial history. These special cruise tickets include lunch at the Oceanic Hotel, boat transportation, and access to a wide range of events! Island events include food demonstrations, hand-tint maps, learn about recent archeological digs, explore the typical life of sailors and fishermen, take part in a Gosport Town Meeting reenactment, and walk through a hand-made wigwam.

For more information visit their website, or purchase tickets here!