Events : February, 2014

Feb 01 - NOFA-NH Winter Conference Day 1

Rundlett Middle School - 144 South St. Concord, NH

7:30am to 6:30pm

 The time has come again! Join in on the action of the 12th Annual Northeast Organic Farming Association’s Winter Conference in Concord. This year’s theme, “We Are All Farmers; Seeding a Common Soil”, reflects on the fast paced trends in today’s food systems and the increasing demand for local, healthy food for all. The first day of the two day conference will include early registration, workshops, the green market fair, annual award ceremonies, and keynote speakers. The day will wrap up with a Farmer Mixer from 6:30pm to 10:30pm nearby at 15 Rumford St. in Concord.

For more information or to pre-register click here.

To see a full schedule of events and activities click here.

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Feb 01 - Chinese New Year Celebration

875 Islington Street in Portsmouth

Noon- 5 p.m.

GateWay Taiji, Qigong & Yoga will be hosting a celebration of The Year of the Horse - 2014 Chinese New Year, in Portsmouth. This event will offer activities for people of all ages. The day will consist of visual arts, martial arts, children's activities, and acupuncture. There will also be an open house featuring massage and foot reflexology, brow shaping and beauty consultations. The celebration will begin with a children's parade featuring a dragon mask created by Newmarket kindergarten students. Following the parade will be fun activities for children, including Chinese brush painting and folk tales. There will also be an exciting lineup of Seacoast artists, health practitioners, and martial artists. 

Visit GateWay's website to learn more about this exciting event, www.gatewaytaiji.com.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Feb 02 - NOFA-NH Winter Conference Day 2

Rundlett Middle School - 144 South St. Concord, NH

7:30am to 5:00pm

 Up and at ‘em!  Day two of the NOFA-NH Winter Conference promises to be just as packed with informational sessions as the first and will also feature Congresswoman Ann McLean Kuster as a speaker.  Learn best practices from other farmers and researchers on topics like introductory small engines, planning for orchard resilience in a changing climate, organic no-till vegetable production, crop rotation, and much much more.  Don’t miss either of these informative, action packed days.

For more information or to pre-register click here.

To see a full schedule of events and activities click here.

Feb 02 - Penguin Plunge

Hampton Beach

Noon

A Green Alliance business partner, Get it Going, is sponsoring a team at the Penguin Plunge fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics New Hampshire. Plungers raise funds to run into the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of winter at Hampton Beach. If you can earn $350 you earn the experience of "The Plunge".

To learn more about Get it Going, visit www.getitgoingnow.com.

Feb 04 - To B or Not to B

University of New Hampshire, Durham

3:00pm to 7:30pm

Will benefit corporations provide the new corporate governance architecture moving into the 21st century? The New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility is sponsoring a B Corp event on Tuesday, February 4th to address this question. “To B or Not to B” will take place at the University of New Hampshire and will include workshops, panel discussions, and a keynote address with plenty of interesting speakers. Come out and enjoy this FREE event but keep in mind that advanced registration is required for admission.

Promotional sponsors include UNH’s Responsible Governance and Sustainable Citizenship Project, the Sustainability Institute, the Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics, UNH Law, The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Policy, The Carsey Institute, NH Businesses for Social Responsibility, and Net Impact UNH.

Information on speakers and timing can be found here.

Contact Michelle Veasey with any additional questions. 

 

 

Feb 05 - Community Outreach and Employee Volunteer Programs Roundtable @ Hypertherm

71 Heater Rd, Lebanon, NH 03766

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Do you operate a business or organization with a strong emphasis on community outreach and employee volunteer programs? You’re not alone. Join the NH Businesses for Social Responsibility, Volunteer NH, and host Hypertherm for a discussion designed to share ideas, common challenges, and opportunities with other businesses just like you!

Click here to register.

For more information, click here.

 

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Feb 07 - The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Culture

Antioch University New England, Keene, NH

11:30 a.m.

Mitchell Thomashow, teacher, author, executive consultant, and former chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England, will speak at an Environmental Studies colloquium that is free and open to the public. For more information about the colloquium, contact Joy Ackerman, jackerman@antioch.edu or call 603-283-2345.

 

Feb 08 - Where Are Our Ospreys?

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, NH

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For adults and children ages 8 and up - Join Iain MacLeod for the latest news on the satellite-tracked Ospreys we are following as part of Project Osprey Track. Where are they wintering? Hear the stories of their migrations and view maps to see what they are up to. In addition to the birds tagged in New Hampshire, we can check on more than a dozen other tagged Ospreys. Learn about the amazing technology that allows tracking of these birds. You'll also meet a live Osprey up-close. It costs $5 for members and $ for non-members. Register by calling 603-968-7194.

 

Feb 08 - Winter Farmers Market

Exeter High School

10 a.m-2 p.m

The 7th annual Seacoast Eat Local’s Winter Farmers Market season is nearing, and that means, fresh food, such as bread, pasta, fish, apples, and pies, will be available to you all winter long! The farmers markets will be running from November through April. The first of the markets will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Exeter High School, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Seacoast Eat Local’s Winter Famers Markets are sponsored by Wentworth Greenhouses, Exeter Hospital, and Moxy.

To learn more about Seacoast Eat Local and the farmers markets, visit www.seacoasteatlocal.org.

 

Feb 08 - New & Beginning Farmers Rap Session

The Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street Manchester, NH

12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by NOFA-NH, Small & Beginning Farmers of NH, NH Farm Bureau for Young Farmers and Land For Good, the New & Beginning Farmer Rap Session will be held on February 8th in Manchester. If you are interested in starting a farm in New Hampshire, come to this workshop and listen to professionals speak about the challenges they’ve experienced and the methods they’ve used to be successful.

The admission price to the Expo is $7 per person and people under 16 years old may enter for free. Bring two non-perishable food items for the NH Food Bank and receive $1 off the price of admission.

To read more about the New & Beginning Farmer Rap Session or to reserve your seat, click here.

The Green Alliance is a proud partner with the Northeast Organic Farming Association’s New Hampshire chapter. Sign up today as a NOFA-NH-Green Alliance joint member! Read more by clicking here.

 

Feb 08 - Great Works - Holistic Healing Arts & Wellness Fair

73 Elm Street, North Berwick ME

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dr. Bri Duga will be representing Great Works Chiropractic & Wellness at the Holistic Healing Arts & Wellness Fair on Feb. 8. The event will take place at Mainely You Massage and Doughtry Falls Physical Therapy in North Berwick. Don't miss this opportunity to discover the diversity of holistic healing and wellness services available in Southern York County. This FREE event will provide you with the opportunity to sample a host of services for your body, mind, and spirit. 

For more information, contact Stacey at (207) 676-2263, Betsey at (207) 604-4474, or Becky at (207) 676-9596.

To learn more about Great Works visit their Web site

Feb 09 - Kittery Community Market

Kittery Community Center 120 Rogers RD Kittery, ME

12:00pm - 3:00pm

The Kittery Community Market consists of thirty vendors offering a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood and flowers, as well as handmade items from local artisans. Many of the local farmers participating in the market grow their produce organically or without pesticides. For more information, check out their website here!

 

Feb 11 - Portsmouth Flatbread Community Night Benefit for Blue Ocean Society

Flatbreads & Orange Leaf, Portsmouth, NH

5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Flatbreads, 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Come to Flatbreads on February 11th to enjoy some delicious pizza while helping out the Blue Ocean Society! Green Alliance business partner Blue Ocean Society is having a benefit at the Portsmouth Flatbread Community Night from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Flatbread Company is donating $3 to BOS for every large flatbread sold and $1.75 for every small pizza sold. Take-out orders are included. A portion of Orange Leaf’s sales will also go towards BOS from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Orange Leaf is donating 15% of ther sales to Blue Ocean Society. After dinner, take a short walk down the street to Orange Leaf for the ultimate dessert experience. You can't go wrong with a few slices and froyo to top it off. The purpose of the benefit is for the Blue Ocean Society to raise money for Marine Conservation. 

Feb 11 - Science on Tap

909 Elm St, Manchester, NH

5:30 p.m.

Come learn about 3-D Printing at the Shaskeen Pub's Science on Tap. Panelists will demonstrate technology and discuss the diverse and creative uses of 3-D printers and similar machines right here in New Hampshire. Science Cafes and Science Pubs are a popular way to become informed and to to engage with a scientist in an informal setting. The SEE Science Center is joining other NH Science Cafe programs in encouraging citizens throughout the state to discuss science. The Shaskeen Pub will donate a percentage of food and beverage sales at the events to the program. SEE provides the speaker and topic, you come enjoy food, drink and discussion. For more information, click here

 

Feb 12 - Celebrating the Success of GA Storytelling: a Tribute to Jim Cavan

Green Alliance Headquarters, Portsmouth, NH

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

Join the Green Alliance in celebrating the legacy of Jim Cavan’s storytelling technique. Over the past five years, Jim has helped promote over one hundred GA business partners with his creative style of writing. All Green Alliance business partners are invited to attend. Business partners are encouraged to invite one other business interested in learning what makes a good story from none other than Jim himself. The party will include an educational seminar to stress the differences between ordinary advertising and the successful storytelling approach.

This is an opportunity to say good-bye and thank you to Jim who has acted as Green Alliance’s sustainable ambassador to the media world. Green Alliance business partners will also get the chance to meet Michael McCord, the new Director of Media who has over 20 years of journalism experience, and the newest, very-talented Staff Writer, Sam Udea. Come interact with the amazing team of writers who all contribute something special to GA. Refreshments and food will be served. Please RSVP to sam@greenalliance.biz.

 

Feb 14 - Comedy Xxtravaganza

The Music Hall, Portsmouth

8:00 p.m.

Cuzin Richard Entertainment, a Green Alliance business partner, is sponsoring the 13th Annual Comedy Xxtravaganza hosted by Bostonian comedian, Mike McDonald! This laugh-out-loud show will take place on Friday, February 14th at the Music Hall in Portsmouth starting at 8:00 pm. Expect to see stand-up acts by Tony V, Mike Whitman, and Dave Rattigan! Part of the proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations like the Seacoast Family Food Pantry, a member of the Green Alliance, and the Cross Roads House. The entrance fee is $34-37. 

If interested in attending, please visit www.themusichall.org 

To learn more about Cuzin Richard Entertainment, click here!

 

Feb 14 - Acorn School's Annual Bake Sale

154 Water St. Exeter, NH

9:00am - 3:30pm

The Acorn School will be hosting its 40th Annual Bake Sale on Valentines Day. If you're looking to sweeten up your evening, be sure to swing by the Citizens Bank on Water Street in Exeter, NH. All proceeds from the baked goods and raffle sales will go to the Becky Shepard Scholarship Fund which gives underprivileged children the opportunity to go to preschool and kindergarten.

For more information, visit the Acorn School's website

Feb 14 - Breakfast with the Best

Radisson Hotel - 700 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03101

7:30am to 9:30am

Come down to the Radisson Hotel in Manchester bright and early for “Breakfast with the Best”. Co-sponsored by NH Businesses for Social Responsibility and Business NH Magazine, BWTB features 2013’s “Top 5 Small and Top 5 Large Businesses to Work For” within the state of New Hampshire. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and learn about the common practices these organizations use to attract, maintain, and foster outstanding employees.

For more information about this event click here.

Feb 21 - Monthly Meeting of the NH Coastal Risk Hazards Commission

Seashell Pavilion at Hampton Beach

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission was established by legislation to help coastal communities and the state prepare for projected sea level rise and other coastal and coastal watershed hazards. The commission, sponsored by New Hampshire's senators David Watters (Dover), Nancy Stiles (Hampton) and Martha Fuller Clark (Portsmouth), is charged with "recommending legislation, rules, and other actions to prepare for projected sea level rise and other coastal and coastal watershed hazards such as storms, increased river flooding, and storm water runoff, and the risks such hazards pose to municipalities and state assets in New Hampshire. Agenda here Any questions, please call David Wood at 603-926 8822 Dkwood20@gmail.com.

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Feb 22 - Winter Farmers Market

Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford

10 a.m-2 p.m

The 7th annual Seacoast Eat Local’s Winter Farmers Market season is nearing, and that means, fresh food, such as bread, pasta, fish, apples, and pies, will be available to you all winter long! The farmers markets will be running from November through April. The first of the markets will take place on Saturday, Feb.22, at the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Seacoast Eat Local’s Winter Famers Markets are sponsored by Wentworth Greenhouses, Exeter Hospital, and Moxy.

To learn more about Seacoast Eat Local and the farmers markets, visit www.seacoasteatlocal.org.

 

Feb 23 - Smuttynose Hotter Than Hell Brunch at the Blue Mermaid

Blue Mermaid

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Smuttynose is celebrating local beer culture with a "Hotter than Hell Brunch" at the Blue Mermaid on February 23. Portsmouth or "Beer City" is starting off Beer Week with a four-course brunch featuring spicy, mouth-watering food and refreshing, cold beer. The entire meal costs $45.00 with tax and tip included. The beers provided will be: 2010 Farmhouse Ale, Curry Infused 2013 Baltic Porter, 2014 Big A IPA, and 2012 Really Old Brown Dog. Please call Blue Mermaid to make your reservation today! 603-427-2583.

Feb 23 - Kittery Community Market

Kittery Community Center 120 Rogers RD Kittery, ME

12:00pm - 3:00pm

The Kittery Community Market consists of thirty vendors offering a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood and flowers, as well as handmade items from local artisans. Many of the local farmers participating in the market grow their produce organically or without pesticides. For more information, check out their website here!

 

Feb 24 - The Black Trumpet Beer Bar

The Black Trumpet

5:30 p.m.

Smuttynose is hosting one of their Portsmouth Beer Week events at the scenic Black Trumpet located on 29 Ceres Street. A special menu will be prepared by the creative chefs at the Black Trumpet. Each meal will be paired with one of four great beers. The featured brews are: Bouncy House v2.0, SmuttLabs Red Wine Barrel-Aged Winter Ale, 2010 Really Old Brown Dog and 2009 Imperial Stout. The Black Trumpet "Beer Bar" opens at 5:30 p.m. and is extremely popular, so plan accordingly!

Feb 24 - Climate Change, What Everyone Needs to Know and Do

12 Williams Avenue

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Come to the Kittery Adult Education Center on Monday, February 24 to learn about climate change and what you can do to help! Dave Oakes, co-founder of the non-profit Center for Ecological Living and Learning will present Climate Change, What Everyone Needs to Know and Do at Traip Academy from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Oakes will educate the audience on the scientific aspect and social science of climate change. Find out what steps you can take to mitigate the effects of this global problem. The discussion will end with individual action plans for personal and civil engagement. The entry fee is $5.00 per person. To learn more the Center for Ecological Living and Learning, please click here.
 

Feb 25 - The Thirsty Moose and Smuttynose Celebrate Beer Week

The Thirsty Moose

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Thirsty Moose is offering a four-course menu in honor of Portsmouth's Beer Week. The meal will be paired with an excellent selection of Smuttynose beers for a total of only $29.99. The dinner and beer-drinking starts at 6:00 p.m. Smuttynose will be on hand to answer any questions about their rare and vintage beer options. The featured beers of the evening will include: 2012 Scotch Ale, 2012 Really Old Brown Dog, Bouncy House v2.0, and Robust Porter.

Feb 26 - Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of The Rural Studio

The Red River Theatre, Concord, NH

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Come to the Red River Theatre in Concord on Wednesday February 26 to see Citizen Architect, an hour long film dedicated to late architect Samuel Mockbee. He believed that all architects should have social responsibility within ones' own community. Mockbee dedicated his life to designing and developing homes for poor citizens of Alabama. He started The Rural Studio so architecture students could learn crafts and build real homes for real people. The event is hosted by AIANH and Plan New Hampshire to raise awareness of Mockbee's philosophies and the value of his architect style. Anyone interested in the role of social responsibility in the building industry is welcome to attend. Building on Help, a community organization of NH volunteers, will be the special guests of the evening. For more information and to watch the video trailer, visit http://samuelmockbee.net. To show your support and to receive a table display, click here to become a sponsor.

Feb 27 - "Noche Mexicana" Benefits Blue Ocean Society

Margaritas, Portsmouth, NH

4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Blue Ocean Society is hosting a “Noche Mexicana” night at Margaritas in Portsmouth on Thursday, February 27th. Guests should inform their host and server that they are there in support of the Blue Ocean Society. The event lasts from 4:00 p.m. to close. Margaritas will donate 15% of all food and beverage sales to the Blue Ocean Society.

 

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Feb 28 - Portsmouth Short Film Night

280 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH

7:00 p.m.

Portsmouth Short Film Night is celebrating their second year of film screenings at the Portsmouth Public Media (PPMtv) center at 280 Marcy Street on February 28. A wide-range of entertaining short films will be shown. Cinema lovers will appreciate the eclectic lineup PSN has prepared. Discussions will follow as well as a Q&A with the filmmakers themselves. This is a free event open to any independent filmmakers and movie fanatics. Live music, refreshments, and POPCORN are also on the evening's agenda. The PPMtv venue is community accessible and the perfect place to share film and video productions in downtown Portsmouth. 

Feb 28 - WXGR's Jet Setter Gourmet Lounge

Poco's & 2 Ceres

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

As a part of the 2014 Portsmouth Beer Week, two Green Alliance Business Partners, Poco's & 2 Ceres, are co-hosting the Jet Setter edition of WXGR's Gourmet Lounge. Each of the restaurants will host their own live cooking demo of international foods. All meals will be paired with a choice of Smuttynose Finestkind IPA or Smuttynose Great Rhythm Resonation Pale Ale. Compare and contrast the two different beer selections while enjoying the foreign cusines. The first 80 people to attend will get to enjoy complimentary Smuttynose beers with dinner.