Events : March, 2014

Mar 01 - Newmarket Farmers Market

Newmarket High School cafeteria

9am-1pm

Stop by the Newmarket Farmers Market this Saturday to check out local vendors while you listen to the sounds of local musicians. It has many products and delicious foods avaliable. Get a taste of what the spring season will have to offer! 

Mar 02 - Smuttynose Beer Brunch Bus Trip

WHYM and Smuttynose Brewing Co.

11:00 a.m.

The Smuttynose Beer Brunch Bus Trip departs WHYM at 11:00 a.m. on March 2 to visit the brand new Smuttynose Brewing Co. The granite State Growler Tour bus will transport the first 30 people to sign up. After the tour, the bus will head back to WHYM for a pint of cask conditioned Robust Porter and a tasty brunch! The cost is $35.00 per person and free samples will be included on the tour. To purchase tickets and reserve your spot on the bus, please contact WHYM at (603) 501-0478. The brunch at WHYM starts at 1:00 p.m. and is available to those who miss out on the bus trip to Smuttynose. WHYM is located at 3548 Lafayette Road in downtown Portsmouth.

Mar 02 - 6th Annual Yoga Mala Fundraiser

Rivermill in Dover

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Zev Yoga will have a team participating in this year’s 6th annual Yoga Mala Fundraiser. There is expected to be around 200 yogis from over 20 studios there. The Yoga Mala is a three-hour class of 108 sun salutes. All of the proceeds will go towards three local charities.The first is SATYA, which brings qualified yoga teachers to underserved populations, and supports teachers who work with special-needs populations. The second is Seacoast Eat Local’s SNAP campaign, which ensures that those who receive federal food assistance can use it at farmer’s markets and local food vendors. This would make healthy food more accessible and support our local economy. The third recipients are the York, Strafford, and Rockingham counties’ community action committees. The committees will provide direct fuel assistance to those who need it most.

For more information about participating in the Yoga Mala, or to make a donation visit its website here.

 

Mar 04 - Raw Food Seminar by Vital Essentials

155 State Street Newburyport, MA

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

Curious about feeding your dog a completely natural raw food diet? Come to the Natural Dog and Holistic Cat in Newburyport on March 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a tutorial and information session on raw diets for puppies and dogs. Natural Dog is a Green Alliance sustainable business committed to providing the healthiest food options for canines. Come learn about the different ways to rotate raw food options. The event is hosted by Vital Essentials, a raw dog and cat food provider. To learn more about Vital Essentials, click here. Please pre-register by calling 978-499-9909 or emailing info@thenaturaldog.us.

 

Mar 05 - Raw Food Seminar by Vital Essentials

801 Islington Street Gallagher's Place Portsmouth, NH

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

Curious about feeding your dog a completely natural raw food diet? Come to the Natural Dog and Holistic Cat in Newburyport on March 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a tutorial and information session on raw diets for puppies and dogs. Natural Dog is a Green Alliance sustainable business committed to providing the healthiest food options for canines. Come learn about the different ways to rotate raw food options. The event is hosted by Vital Essentials, a raw dog and cat food provider. To learn more about Vital Essentials, click here. Please pre-register by calling 603-427-8040 or emailing info@thenaturaldog.us.

 

Mar 05 - Kittery School Nutrition - Farmer's Feast Community Dinner

Shapleigh School Cafeteria, Kittery, ME

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Kittery School Nutrition Program is inviting the community to a dinner. Come meet our local farmers and share in a feast prepared by future farmers in training and the Shapleigh Greenhouse Team in conjunction with a local Chef.

The feast will showcase the same Whole Kids salad bar that is served to the children daily. The menu also promises to have stuffed shells and meat sauce, fresh vegetables, and even blueberry/apple crisp for dessert.

Don’t miss your chance to come out have a fresh smoothie prepared for you by Superintendent Hutton and Principal Ellis!

The cost is $5 for an adult and $3 for the kids.

For more information or to RSVP, click here.

 

Mar 06 - Meet the Seacoast Science Center's Center's Marine Mammal Rescue Team

Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH

5:00 p.m. reception, 5:30 p.m. dinner

Here's a chance to learn about the Center's latest program: marine mammal rescue. Before dinner, the entire family will create their own souvenirs of the evening. After a family-style pasta dinner, children will learn about our common marine mammals and what to do when they see a seal on the beach through hands-on crafts and at activity stations. Cookies will be served while the children enjoy a short film in the Sugden House. While the children are engaged with their activities, parents and adults will enjoy coffee and desert in the Learning Studio, where they will meet the senior members of the Marine Mammal Rescue Team. Wendy and Ashley will give an overview of the Center's rescue role. Consulting veterinarian Gerry Beekman will give his perspective on the health status of local marine mammal populations and conclude with personal anecdotes from his work with marine mammal rescue. For the event details, click here

 

Mar 06 - The Deep Tour

Memorial Union Building, University of New Hampshire

6:30pm- 8:30pm

"Deep Tour: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow" is coming to the Seacoast! Environment New Hampshire is teaming up with Powder Magazine editor, Porter Fox, to bring this presentation to you. It will teach you about the effects that global warming has and will have on our winters. Global Warming could have detrimental effects on New England's winter activities and tourist industry. The event will include a multimedia presentation and a discussion about what we can do to prevent global warming on a state and federal level.

To RSVP to this event click here.
 

Mar 06 - Durham Solar Awareness and Restaurant Potluck

Durham Public Library

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Join Green Alliance Business Partner, ReVision Energy, and the Durham Energy Committee as they celebrate the installation of solar on three of Durham's town buildings! ReVision and DEC will host a Community Mixer and Pot Luck dinner on March 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Durham Public Library located at 49 Madbury Road in Durham. Food will be provided by several local restaurants. ReVision Energy will make a donation to the Cornucopia Food Pantry of the Waysmeet Center following the event. If you're interested in learning about solar energy and enjoying a delicious dinner, please RSVP to Kimry Corrette at kimry@revisionenergy.com or (603)-679-1777.

Mar 06 - The Power to Choose: Your Options for Electricity

Rye Public Library

6:45pm - 8:00pm

Are you curious about green energy options, or how to best save money this summer? This event will answer those questions and any others you may have about your electricity choices. Representatives from the GA businesses Conservation Law Foundation and ENH Power, and the EmpowerNH Coalition, will be there to discuss the energy market in NH. This presentation will educate you on how your energy choices affect our environment and economy. 

Mar 08 - A History of Kittery Point's Brave Boat Harbor Area

Kittery Community Center's Star Theater

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kittery Land Trust is hosting an enriching talk at the Kittery Community Center's Star Theatre on March 8. Dave Kaselauskas's storytelling will take you on a lively, photographic journey through the history of Kittery Point’s Brave Boat Harbor area. Images of the habor's beautiful marshes, creeks, rivers, beaches and oceans will be displayed. Attendees will learn all about Thomas Crockett's 17th century Ferry in Brave Boat Habor and Horn Point on Gerrish Island. Kaselauskas will also discuss salt marsh farming, shipping, and the hotel explosion of the late 19th century. Join the Kittery Land Trust next Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to hear this fascinating story. This event is free, open to the public, and guaranteed to enlighten your view of Kittery Point! It will make you appreciate the point next time you're driving by or sailing through it. 

Mar 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, Mar. 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.

 

Mar 09 - Community Free Skate Powered by ReVision Energy

9 Piscataqua Drive Durham, NH

12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Join GA Business Partner, ReVision Energy and the Durham Energy Committee in celebrating the installation of solar on three of Durham's town buildings! Help raise awareness for solar energy on March 9. ReVision and DEC are co-hosting a community free skate from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Churchill Rink, which just so happens to be one of the three solar powered buildings. The rink is located at 9 Piscataqua Drive in Durham. This event is free and open to the public, but skate rentals are limited so please try to bring your own. Coffee, hot chocolate, and other refreshments will be provided. 

Mar 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!

Mar 11 - Flatbread Pizza Fundraiser Night

Portsmouth

5:00-9:00 pm

Flatbread Pizza in Portsmouth will be holding a fundraiser night for The One Fund Boston. The One Fund raises money to help families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the 2013 Boston Marathon. To date The One Fund has collected and distributed over $70 million to those impacted by the tragedy. It is dedicated to raising funds until the needs of the families affected no longer exist. Thanks to local supporters of the fund, a portion of proceeds from buying a large or small pizza at Flatbread on this night will be donated to The One Fund.

These local supporters are working hard to raise funds and awareness for The One Fund, check out their page here. Or follow them on Facebook for update on this fundraising opportunity, here. 

 

Mar 12 - Climate Solutions Expo & Summit

Augusta Civic Center

9am-5pm

On Wednesday, March 12th, Mainers from across the state will converge at the Augusta Civic Center for the first-ever Climate Solutions Expo & Summit. The Expo will provide a venue for citizens, businesses, and lawmakers to engage in dialogue about the implications of climate change in Maine, discuss alternatives to fossil fuel use for heating, electricity, and transport, and demonstrate to the legislature and community that there is wide interest in solving our dirty energy dependency. GA business partner, ReVision Energy, will be at the conference to discuss its recent solar projects. 

To learn more about this event, click here

Mar 12 - March Green Eggs

10 Middle Street Portsmouth, NH

7:30 a.m.

Join Margaret Innes, a Univeristy of Hawaii-Manoa graduate, as she speaks about her expertise in architectural design and computer technology. She will also touch upon the legal issues that arise in the business of green building. Margaret is currently on the Board for the Maine Chapter of the U.S. green Building Council. She is the featured presenter for the Green Eggs monthly breakfast forum on March 12 at the Discover Portsmouth Center. The morning will begin with breakfast and networking from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. followed by Margaret's presentation. Attendance is limited, so register today by clicking here. The entry fee is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. The event is centered around GPRO: The Exciting New Certification for Green Building Professionals. GPRO is a national training and certificate program developed by the Urban Green Council that educates sustainable builders and renovaters. Any experienced building professional looking to integrate green practices into his or her work should attend! 

Mar 14 - Movie Night: Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

120 Rogers Road Kittery, ME

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The R.W.Traip Academy is hosting an informal gathering to view the film "Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?" The Movie Night will be held on March 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Kittery Community Center. This eye-opening movie will expose the causes of the global bee crisis. It highlights the major problems occurring in nature and addresses possible solutions for fixing the imbalance. A discussion and Q&A will follow the screening. Traip Academy is embarking on an eco-literacy and sustainability education program with the Resilience Hub and Portland Permaculture Group. This is an opportunity to learn about Traip Academy's application of permaculture design and ecology related to the film's main ideas. All are welcome to attend Movie Night and admission is free! Participants will find out about the other exciting changes also taking place at Traip if they choose to attend.

Mar 19 - LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference - Day 1

Radisson Hotel - 700 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03101

7:30am - 5:00pm

Antioch University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are hosting a conference to address the Northeast’s preparedness for climate change events.

The LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference will include an inspiring line-up of over seventy speakers and twenty-five workshops. The purpose is to teach decision makers and local planners what must be done to brace for severe weather and climate impacts while building healthy and resilient community plans.

For more information about the conference, click here.

Or to register, click here.
 

 

Mar 19 - Great Bay Sentinel Sites

Great Bay Discovery Center - 89 Depot Rd, Greenland, NH 03840

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Join Great Bay Stewards at the Great Bay Discovery Center for a hearty discussion on the Great Bay’s monitoring sites.

Great Bay has been identified as a "sentinel site", which is an area where ecological changes are being monitored and related to stressors, including those potentially caused by climate change such as warming temperature and sea level rise. Join Research Coordinator Paul Stacey and Stewardship Coordinator Rachel Stevens for an enlightening lecture on Great Bay Sentinel Sites. Find out how citizen volunteers may participate and what it might mean for your own "climate readiness".

For more information, click here.

To learn more about Great Bay Stewards, click here.

 

Mar 20 - LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference - Day 2

Radisson Hotel - 700 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03101

7:30am to 5:00pm

Antioch University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are hosting a conference to address the Northeast’s preparedness for climate change events.

The LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference will include an inspiring line-up of over seventy speakers and twenty-five workshops. The purpose is to teach decision makers and local planners what must be done to brace for severe weather and climate impacts while building healthy and resilient community plans.

For more information about the conference, click here.

Or to register, click here.

Mar 21 - LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference - Day 3

Radisson Hotel - 700 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03101

7:30am to 5:00pm

Antioch University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are hosting a conference to address the Northeast’s preparedness for climate change events.

The LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference will include an inspiring line-up of over seventy speakers and twenty-five workshops. The purpose is to teach decision makers and local planners what must be done to brace for severe weather and climate impacts while building healthy and resilient community plans.

For more information about the conference, click here.

Or to register, click here.

Mar 21 - Irish Rovers: Farewell to Rovin' Tour

Capitol Center for the Arts

8:00 p.m.

The Irish Rovers have been playing traditional Irish music for almost 50 years now. Come celebrate the songs that have become anthems of revelry and joy for generations at their Farewell to Rovin' Tour. The concert will be held at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H. on March 21. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. This may be your last chance to see the legendary group perform. Part of the proceeds will support Green Alliance business partner, NHPTV, known for their local television broadcasting. Regular event tickets are on sale for $50 per person. VIP Meet & Greet tickets cost $75. The additional donation will benefit NHPTV. Call or click here to reserve your event or VIP tickets. This concert is a fun way to keep the St. Patrick's Day celebrations going. Watch this video by New Hampshire Public Television for more information about the tour and other community events!

Mar 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, Mar. 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.

 

Mar 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!

Mar 24 - Reignite the Passion for Your Plate

8 Clifford Street, Blue Moon Evolution, Exeter, NH

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Food and Health forum is hosting a farm-to-table meal at Blue Moon Evolution in Exeter on Monday, March 24. Three chefs, Mary Ann Esposito, Kathy Gunst and Sally Sampson will be on the dicussion panel along with UNH nutrition professor, Joanne Curran-Celentano. If you're looking for new dinner ideas, these women know exactly how to help. The community disucssion will look at food culture and the various roles parents, teachers and government officials play. These leading culinary ladies will teach you how to prepare healthy meals for your children while you enjoy a three course meal and sip a glass of wine. The menu for the evening includes a cheese plate, chicken stew with kale and root vegetables, vegan mushroom soup, salad, corn bread and tropical rice pudding. The entry fee for the dinner is $60. GA Business Partner Simply Green is sponsoring the event with RiverWoods. Thanks to their generosity, the Food and Health Forum can give away several free tickets to farmers, food service directors and other healthy food advocates. If you would like to be nominated, please contact Tracey at tracey@foodandhealthforum.com There are only a few seats left, so click here to register.

 

Mar 29 - Atkinson Energy Commission Hosts 2nd Annual Energy Fair

4 Main Street Atkinson, NH

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Atkinson Energy Commission is hosting its second annual Energy Fair on Saturday, March 29. The fair will take place at the Atkinson Community Center from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Greater Atkins Fair will be helpful to anyone who is looking to upgrade their home. A wide range of vendors will provide energy efficiency advice for homeowners. The Energy fair is free and open to the public. Come browse through a variety of eco-friendly products for heating, recycling, lighting and more. Learn about the renewable energy sources and innovative equipment available to you. The fair will also have special drawings and give-a-way prizes. If you are interested in having a table set up to promote your business, contact (603) 362-4679. Please call (603) 362-5562 if you have any other questions concerning the fair.

 

Mar 29 - 20th Annual Seacoast Home & Garden Show

UNH Whittemore Center Arena

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

The Seacoast Home and Garden Show is hosting an event on March 29th & 30th where hundreds of local vendors will come to showcase their latest and greatest home-related products and services. Shop for flowers, garden supplies and tools or stop by to meet some of the areas best culinary chefs. The show will include seminars to educate attendees on home improvement ideas. The Green Alliance will have a booth set up so be sure to come find them! GA Business Partner Eco Firebox is just one of the other vendors who will also have a table display at the show. Admission costs $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children (ages 6-16) and no charge for kids under the age of 6. Green Alliance Card Holders will receive complimentary admission for 2 guests! Tickets can be purchased at the Whittemore Arena Box Office on the day of the event.

Mar 30 - 20th Annual Seacoast Home & Garden Show

UNH Whittemore Center Arena

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Seacoast Home and Garden Show is hosting an event on March 29th & 30th where hundreds of local vendors will come to showcase their latest and greatest home-related products and services. Shop for flowers, garden supplies and tools or stop by to meet some of the areas best culinary chefs. The show will include seminars to educate attendees on home improvement ideas. The Green Alliance will have a booth set up so be sure to come find them! GA Business Partner Eco Firebox is just one of the other vendors who will also have a table display at the show. Admission costs $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children (ages 6-16) and no charge for kids under the age of 6. Green Alliance Card Holders will receive complimentary admission for 2 guests! Tickets can be purchased at the Whittemore Arena Box Office on the day of the event.

Mar 31 - Raising Dough Event: N-Step Parent Council

900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria is having a Raising Dough event on Monday, March 31 for the N-Step Parent Council. 900 Degrees will donate 10 percent of all proceeds directly toward the N-Step Parent Council; a non-profit parent group that helps support the N-Step Dance Team. The step dancing team is a group of 47 children ages 3 to 18. The dancers compete in competitions at the regional and national level. Help support the dancers while you enjoy a delicious dinner at either of 900 Degrees' Pizzerias located in Manchester or Epping. To schedule your own Raising Dough event, please call (603) 641-0900.

Mar 31 - Compost and Gardening Workshop

136 Winnicutt Road, Stratham, NH

7:00 p.m.

Acorn School will be hosting a free parent workshop featuring Rian Bedard from Mr. Fox Composting and Pat Ritter from Nature's Wonders. The first portion of the workshop will focus on composting, and how to compost at home with your family. The second portion will focus on gardening. Participants will learn tips and tricks for involving children in home gardening. Everyone can get involved in this fun and simple activity!

Please R.S.V.P to this free workshop at info@acornschoolnh.com