Events : June, 2014

Jun 02 - Lobster Clambake Aboard the Thomas Laighton

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, Portsmouth NH

5:55 p.m.

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company is hosting a lobster clambake to celebrate the beginning of summer.  Don’t miss this opportunity to cruise down the coast while enjoying a delicious seafood dinner from Foster’s Downeast Clambake! Choose delectable dinner options such as New England clam chowder, steamed clams, and Maine lobster. This family-friendly event has meal options for all ages and also offers chicken and hot dogs for children. The cruise begins at 5:55 p.m. and will last for a duration of two hours. Please call in your food order for this cruise before you attend! To purchase tickets, click here.

Join the Green Alliance today and you could win two free cruise tickets from Isles of Shoals Steamship Company!  All you have to do is be the first person to join the Green Alliance this week and contact Katie Seraikas at katie@greenalliance.biz.  As a Green Alliance member you will also receive a free child's cruise ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket or with the purchase of a "Party Ship" ticket you will get a second one free!  

Jun 03 - 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 giving the individual or family twice the amount of local healthy food. Come stop by the greenland farmers market and find anything from fresh produce to local beer and wine!  

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

Jun 04 - 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 June.  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.  

Jun 06 - Drift Gallery at Zev Yoga Artist Reception

16 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Come check out Drift Contemporary Art Gallery’s June/ July exhibition artist reception of local Durham based painter, Kenneth Joseph Bini, on June 6th from 6-8 p.m. above Breaking New Grounds in the Zev Yoga Studio. The gallery will feature local, national and international artists that have all collaborated to fill the studio. The art will focus on the human figure in many different scenarios, narratives and group relationships.

Drift Gallery Director Ali Goodwin can be contacted at art@drift-gallery.com.

Jun 07 - 2014 Annual Conservation Celebration & Cookout

Kingston Community Recreation Center, Kingston NH (24 Main Street)

10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Come join the Southeast Land Trust in celebration of the 420 acres of farms and forests, wetlands, and habitats that they conserved in 2013! Southeast Land Trust will be recognizing landowners and communities they have partnered with as well as outline plans for future projects.  After the meeting and cookout with delicious burgers there will field trips to local forests in Brentwood, Plaistow, and Kingston! There are three field trip options including a 1.5- 2 mile hike in Kelliher Memorial Forest lead by Land Protection Specialist, David Viale, and board member, Rick Russman. To participate please reserve a spot by June 4th, and specify your meal option and field trip choice.  The event cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children over the age of seven.  Make sure to arrive at 10:30 for event registration!

To register for this event please click here.  For more information visit the event website.   

Jun 07 - Herb & Garden Day

McLane Audubon Center, Concord, NH

9 am - 5 pm

On June 7th the fifth annual Herb & Garden day will be held at the Audubon Center in Concord. This event serves to educate the public on natural medicines, plant identification, organic gardening, uses of herbs, and much more. Their will be gardening workshops, plant sales, a herbal marketplace, and great food. The event is open to the public. It is also seeking vendors to participate in the event.

To learn more about this event, click here.

 

Jun 07 - World Oceans Day Environmental Champion Awards and Hampton Beach Clean Up

Blue Ocean Society's Discovery Center and Hampton Beach

9:00-11:30 a.m.

This year's Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards are being held by our very own alliance partner, Blue Ocean Society, at the seashell complex in Hampton. The award ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a cleanup of Hampton Beach to kick-off World Oceans Day, June 8th.  All of the necessary supplies will be provided, partially in thanks to the New Hampshire Coastal Program.  The event is free and open to the public, including families, individuals and small groups.  Come support our beautiful seacoast and help the Blue Ocean Society clean up Hampton Beach.  

To learn more about Blue Ocean Society click here.  For more information on the event please contact abby@blueoceansociety.org.  

Jun 07 - Help Kittery Land Trust Eliminate Invasive Species from Norton Preserve

Big Wetland Bridge

8:30 a.m. - noon

Come join Kittery Land Trust in efforts to eliminate invasive species near the big wetland at Norton. The first half of the event will be spent removing invasive species from the area and during the second half participants will explore the preserve in search of new invasive species. It is recommended that participants bring gloves, bug spray, a water bottle, a snack, and shears or a hand saw.  

For detailed directions click here.  For more information or if you have trouble reaching the Big Wetland Bridge please contact Gary Mitchell at (603) 494-6376.  

Jun 08 - World's Ocean Day Celebration

Seacoast Science Center

11:00 a.m.

Come celebrate World’s Ocean Day! This internationally recognized holiday is designed to celebrate the world’s oceans and all they provide. Come participate in educational events that will provide families an experience centered on the importance of the oceans’ health and the role that the oceans have in our everyday lives! Visitors will also have the opportunity for some hands on experiences. Three interactive children’s exhibits will also be unveiled for the first time!

The Seacoast Science Center can be found at 570 Ocean Blvd. Rye NH
For more information call (603) 436-8043 or visit the Center’s website here.

 

 

Jun 08 - Get it Going Beach Clean Up at Pirate's Cove

Pirate's Cove in Rye, NH

9:30 a.m.

Get it Going & Portsmouth High School’s Peer Leadership group have teamed up to clean local beaches and they're just in time for summer! In an effort to help Big Blue, Get it Going and the Peer Leadership group are picking up trash off the shore in order to avoid potential ocean pollution. Anyone interested can come to Pirate's Cove in Rye on Sunday, May 4 starting at 9:30 a.m. Please bring gloves for track pick up and sand savvy shoes for walking on the beach. Help make the ocean clean up a big success by joining in on the fun! If you are under 18 and would like participate, email Get it Going for a waiver release at natasha@getitgoingusa.com. Degradable bags will be provided by GXT Green. Local businesses like Flatbread Company Hampton have generously donated to the cause. Get it Going has had guidance from Blue Ocean Society of the Green Alliance and Surfrider Foundation NH Chapter. Join Get it Going and PHS in their clean beach movement!

 

Jun 09 - World Ocean Day Beach Cleanup with Winnacunnet Students

Hampton Beach

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Students from Winnacunnet High School have reached out to our Alliance Partner, the Blue Ocean Society, to organize a large scale cleanup of Hampton Beach.  The event will take place on June 9th in celebration of World Ocean's Day.  This will be the first formal event for World Ocean's Day through the Blue Ocean Society and they are excited to reach out and invite the public to help celebrate!  The cleanup will be organized simillar to the New Hampshire Coastal Cleanups and students will be trained to help lead the cleanup in order to have multiple groups and cover more area.  All the supplies for the coastal clean up will be provided thanks to Blue Ocean Society and the New Hampshire Coastal Program.  They are expecting to have about 200-250 participants for the event, helping to ensure a beautiful shoreline before the summer begins.  Come help the Blue Ocean Society and Winnacunnet high school in their efforts to improve the seacoast environment!

To learn more about Blue Ocean Society click here.  For more information on the even please contact abby@blueoceansociety.org.

 

 

 

 

Jun 10 - 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 local healthy 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!  

Jun 11 - Get it Going Beach Clean Up at Sawyer's Beach

Sawyer's Beach in Rye, NH

6:30 p.m.

Get it Going & Portsmouth High School’s Peer Leadership group have teamed up to clean local beaches and they're just in time for summer! In an effort to help Big Blue, Get it Going and the Peer Leadership group are picking up trash off the shore in order to avoid potential ocean pollution. Anyone interested can come to Sawyer's Beach in Rye on Sunday, May 4 starting at 9:30 a.m. Please bring gloves for track pick up and sand savvy shoes for walking on the beach. Help make the ocean clean up a big success by joining in on the fun! If you are under 18 and would like participate, email Get it Going for a waiver release at natasha@getitgoingusa.com. Degradable bags will be provided by GXT Green. Local businesses like Flatbread Company Hampton have generously donated to the cause. Get it Going has had guidance from Blue Ocean Society of the Green Alliance and Surfrider Foundation NH Chapter. Join Get it Going and PHS in their clean beach movement!

Jun 11 - Big Brother Big Sister Benefit Night at Alex & Ani

Alex & Ani, Portsmouth, NH

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Come support Big Brother Big Sister at Alex & Ani in Portsmouth. Stop by and buy some beautiful jewlery and help raise some money for a great cause. From 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday June 11th, when you buy something from Alex & Ani some of the money will go towards BBBS. BBBS is an organization that strives towards bringing youth the opportunity to create meaningful reltionships and to help them succeed in life.

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

Jun 12 - Increasing Flood Resilience in Your Community

Great Bay Discovery Center

5:00-8:30 p.m.

Come learn how you and your community can reduce the risk of floods and save on your flood insurance rates. This workshop will be hosted by the Coastal Adaptation Workgroup, the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning’s Floodplain Management Program. The workshop will be hosted in connection with Green Alliance’s Business Partner, Great Bay Stewards, at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in the Great Bay Discovery Center.

The workshop along with a light dinner is free but space is limited! Please register here by June 9!

The Great Bay Discovery Center is located at 89 Depot Rd, Greenland, NH 03840
 

Jun 12 - Community Toolbox Grand Opening!

135 Mirona Road, Portsmouth

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Community Toolbox is celebrating the approval of their non-profit status and the official Grand Opening of their Portsmouth Location! GA Members will receive 20% off on all purchases made Thursday, June 12th! RSVP for the hour-long event by calling 603-249-0479 or info@commtoolbox.org, or stop by the store to pick up all your home essentials at deeply discounted prices! 

Community Toolbox is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeowners keep their homes safe and healthy.  Its outlet store accepts donations of new and used home and building supplies to sell at discounted prices.  The store's revenue funds its "Fix-It-program," which allows volunteers to complete home repairs for people in need. 

Jun 14 - Showing of "From Nothing, Something" a Documentary on the Creative Process

Portsmouth Music and Arts Center

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

3s ArtSpace and Film Unbound are partnering together to present the New Hampshire premeire of From Nothing, Something, a documentary on the creativity process used to produce various artforms.  This 79 minute film is a humorous and unique take on how individuals bring their ideas and thoughts to life in the form of art that everyone can enjoy.  Favorite talents such as Maria Bamford (comedian), Tom Perrota (novelist), and Sara Quinn (singer/songwriter of Tegan and Sara) explore the concept that everyone has ideas but everyone harnesses them in different ways.  In addition to the film there will be time for Q&A and an opportunity for the audience to use their creative energy and collaborate to make a public art piece.  Come channel your creativity and join 3s ArtSpace and Film Unbound for the film premiere and fun art project!  

To purchase tickets or read more about the event click here.  

 

Jun 17 - Severe Weather and Business Planning Workshop

Oceanfront Pavilion at Hampton Beach

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Up to 40% of businesses impacted by a natural disaster never reopen. What measures can you take to protect your business and educate your employees? Attend this workshop to learn current approaches at all levels and through Ready Rating to protect property, road access and essential services during severe weather events. Enjoy coffee and refreshments, then presentations and discussions about severe weather and make a plan to protect your business. The Green Alliance is co-sponsoring this workshop with NH Businesses for Social Responsibility.

Click here to register for the event!

Jun 17 - 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, healthy 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!  

Jun 18 - Red Hook hosting electronics recycling event

Pease International Tradeport

11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Open to all Pease International Tradeport tenants and employees, this event allows for the recycling of electronic waste. Anyone who recycles five or more items will be eligble for a $2 beer at the Red Hook Ale Brewery. The recycling will be done by MetalWave and the E-Cycle Fest 2014 event will be hosted by Red Hook Ale Brewery.

The items that can be recycled include personal computers, laptops, servers, keyboards and mouses, projectors, phone systems, copiers, cables, cords, wires, VCRs, test equipment, game consoles, light bulbs, cell phones, DVD players, car batteries, metal scrap, small regrigerators, and more. A small fee will be applied to items such as monitors, printers, alkaline batteries, and televisions.

 

Jun 18 - Union Of Concerned Scientists and Smuttynose Energy Efficiency Tour!

Smuttynose Brewery, 105 Towle Farm Road Hapmton NH 03842

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Please come join the Union of Concerned Scientists along with Green Alliance’s Business Partner, Smuttynose’s President, Peter Egelston, for a tour at Towle Farm. The tour will include seeing energy efficient new technologies working together to reduce costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make delicious beer!

Engage in a discussion over libations and snacks while learning about the latest on EPA proposals to help curb pollution.

Registration is a must so please register here!

The Brewery can be found at 105 Towle Farm Road • Hampton, NH 03842
 

Jun 20 - Celebrate the Sol

7 Commercial Drive, Exeter, NH

5-10 p.m.

It's that time of year again and Revision Energy is having their annual Summer Solstice bash! Celebrate the sun with a plethora of festivities including family fun for all ages, food, drink and music. Support local vendors and learn about what Revision Energy can do for you and your home. Mark your calendars to save green and be green, all under one ‘sol’!

To RSVP email Kimry Corrette at kimry@revisionenergy.com or call (603) 679-1777. 

 

Jun 21 - 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 sustainablity, green farming, and delicious natural food! 

Jun 21 - Stiletto Sprint

Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, NH

4:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the 5th annual stiletto sprint, which is just as crazy as it sounds, so slip into your heels and strut your stuff down the make shift runway! The race starts at the Rusty Hammer in downtown Portsmouth on Saturday June 21, 2014 at 4 pm. All proceeds go towards the Green Alliance business partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters, who focus on strengthening relationships and helping children realize their importance and ability to succeed.

The rain date for the event is the following day, Sunday, June 22nd. 

For more information about this event click here or call (603) 430- 1140.  

 

Jun 21 - Sanctuary Arts OPEN HOUSE

117 Bolt Hill Road, Eliot Maine

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come to the Sculpture Garden Open House, Small Works Art Show, Iron Pour & Tintype Portrait Benefit, June 21, 11 – 4, (Rain Date Sunday June 22). All proceeds go to the family of Dylan Carpentar, a thirteen year old who was recently diagnosed with Rhabdomysarcoma. Pediatric RMS is a rare disease that occurs in 350 cases annually.  

Make your own scratch mold iron tile (Cost- $15 - $20). Tintype portraits will be shot and printed by Justin Kirchoff of Maine College of Art. The cost will be $40.00 per portrait.

For further information, call (207) 438-9826 or email christopher@sanctuaryarts.org.

Jun 21 - Kittery Block Party

Downtown Kittery, Government Street

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Do you love the seacoast? If so, then come celebrate local treasures at the Kittery Block Party! This event focuses on local tastes, sounds, and people. Green Alliance Business Partners, the Smuttynose Brewing Company and Kennebunk Savings are sponsoring the event and will be in attendance. There will be several restaurants, artists, non-profits, farmers, and of course the Green Alliance. So stop by the GA booth and say hi! This event is family friendly and is sure to entice and educate groups of all ages. Proceeds from the event go to several community libraries, recreation centers, and non-profits. It’s just around the corner so remember to mark your calendar for June 21st!

Need directions or more information? Visit the KBP website!

Registration is not necessary and admission is free, rain or shine the Kittery Block Party will be happening!

 

 

Jun 24 - Board of Directors Annual Meeting

29 Fox Run Road, Newington NH

6:00 p.m.

The SENH Habitat for Humanity Annual Meeting will be held on June 24th, 2014, at the ReStore. The ReStore is located at 29 Fox Run Road, Newington, NH. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Please RSVP by contacting the SENH Habitat office at: 603-433-9555

Jun 24 - Public Meetings on the Draft State Energy Strategy

DES Regional Office at Pease International Tradeport

6:00 p.m.

Come join the Office of Energy and Planning to discuss a Draft State Energy Strategy. Senate Bill 191 required The Office of Planning and Energy in consultation with the State Energy Advisory Council to release a strategy “to ensure that the state’s energy policies and programs support the state’s economic, environmental, and public health goals.”

At this meeting the public will be able to discuss and offer input on the current draft. Walk-ins are welcome but it is suggested that you register in advance by emailing oepinfo@nh.gov with the subject of the email being “Energy Strategy Registration”

If you are unable to make this meeting but wish to still participate you can provide input online. The login information can be found here.

The Draft Strategy can be found here.

The DES Regional Office at Pease International Tradeport is located at 222 International Drive, Suite 175, Portsmouth, NH 03801. 

 

 

Jun 24 - 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!  

Jun 25 - Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. Captain John Smith 400th Anniversary

Isles of Shoals

9:25 a.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.

 

Jun 26 - Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity fundraiser at Pretty Poppy

Pretty Poppy 47 Market Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

5-8 p.m.

Come join Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity as they team up with Pretty Poppy, in Portsmouth, for a fun night of shopping and refreshments. 20% of the entire days revenue will go towards the Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity's donations. This is a fabulous fundraiser so come shop with a purpose and help support a great cause!

 

Jun 28 - 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!

Jun 28 - Comedy Show benefiting Travis Aho Leukemia Fund

McCue's, 12 Emerald Street, Keene

7:00 p.m.

Join Melissa Aho of Ultra Geothermal for a stand-up comedy night.  This event benefits Travis Aho's lukemia fund.  Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased through email: maho@ultrageothermal.com or by calling: 603-380-6126.  This will be a fun filled night full of laughter, including a 50/50 raffle and silent auction.  

For more information click here.

Donate directly to the Travis Aho lukemia fund by clicking here.

Jun 28 - Great Bay Stewards kicking off Soak up the Rain program

Great Bay Discovery Center

10 a.m. - noon

Come join the Great Bay Stewards at their kick off event for the Soak up the Rain program. The event will start off at the Great Bay Discovery Center. After starting off at the Discovery Center there will be a trip to visit a local rain garden the Great Bay Stewards helped install last year. For this event the Stewards will be recieving help from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Rolling Green Nursery, and others

For more information email info@greatbaystewards.org