Events : October, 2014

Oct 01 - Ridgeview Construction Debuts Ecofriendly Home For Charity

39 True Road, Salisbury, Massachusetts

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For Boston Magazine's tenth annual Design Project, general contractor Ridgeview Construction has reinvented a modular home to be completely net-zero with minimal waste. There are multiple open house dates for the public to experience a modular eco-friendly home. All of the proceeds from the open houses will benefit Boston Children's Hospital. The house is open from September 10 - October 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with an exception of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

 

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door. For more information click here or contact Ridgeview Construction at 603-303-7206.

 

Oct 01 - Corporate Sustainability Leadership Program

University of New Hampshire Durham Campus

TBA

New Hampshire businesses for social responsibility (NHBSR) is holding a three-day corporate sustainability leadership program October 1-3. If you are a business leader looking to integrate sustainability into your company this event will provide you with some great knowledge. This includes cutting-edge research, practical tools, and best practices to create profitable, environmentally and socially responsible businesses for the future.

 

Oct 02 - White Heron Tea & Coffee Movie Night

601 Islington Street, Portsmouth NH

6pm - 9pm

 For their October “First Thursday” event, White Heron Tea & Coffee will present Film Unbound’s latest video installment about tea, Blend Brew Pour. The film aims to celebrate the process and ritual of making the perfect cup of tea. “It’s not a film with a set running time that people have to sit down and watch in silence,” says cinematographer Michael Rodriguez Torrent. “We want our audience to be able to taste the tea that they see on the screen. Feel its warmth, and smell its flavors.” People are encouraged to spend the evening at the cafe with friends and their favorite White Heron beverage. Following Blend Brew Pour, there will be a screening of the documentary The Lord of Darjeeling at 7:30. Admission is free and all are welcome.

 

 

Oct 02 - SAPL Annual Meeting Offshore Wind in the Atlantic: Our Next Clean Energy Frontier

175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth

6:30- 8:30 p.m.

Come and join the discussion with Seacoast Anti-pollution League (SAPL) on the first Thursday of October for a public forum! The topic of discussion is "Offshore Wind in the Atlantic: Our Next Clean Energy Frontier". Catherine Bowes, Senior Manager, of the Climate & Energy Program for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is the keynote speaker at the event. Learn more about how offshore wind energy is the cleaner and greener solution to national energy. 
The forum will be held at the Portsmouth Public Library in the Levenson Community Room. This event is free and open to the public.

Oct 02 - Corporate Sustainability Leadership Program

University of New Hampshire Durham Campus

TBA

New Hampshire businesses for social responsibility (NHBSR) is holding a three-day corporate sustainability leadership program October 1-3. If you are a business leader looking to integrate sustainability into your company this event will provide you with some great knowledge. This includes cutting-edge research, practical tools, and best practices to create profitable, environmentally and socially responsible businesses for the future.

Oct 02 - Ridgeview Construction Debuts Ecofriendly Home For Charity

39 True Road, Salisbury, Massachusetts

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

For Boston Magazine's tenth annual Design Project, general contractor Ridgeview Construction has reinvented a modular home to be completely net-zero with minimal waste. There are multiple open house dates for the public to experience a modular eco-friendly home. All of the proceeds from the open houses will benefit Boston Children's Hospital. The house is open from September 10 - October 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with an exception of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

 

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door. For more information click here or contact Ridgeview Construction at 603-303-7206.

 

Oct 03 - Corporate Sustainability Leadership Program

University of New Hampshire Durham Campus

TBA

New Hampshire businesses for social responsibility (NHBSR) is holding a three-day corporate sustainability leadership program October 1-3. If you are a business leader looking to integrate sustainability into your company this event will provide you with some great knowledge. This includes cutting-edge research, practical tools, and best practices to create profitable, environmentally and socially responsible businesses for the future.

Oct 03 - Zev Yoga Studios Double Feature

16 Market Square, Portsmouth

6 - 9:30 p.m.

On Friday, October 3rd Zev Yoga, a Seacoast provider of traditionally-rooted and affordable yoga, will be hosting a unique event at their Portsmouth studio featuring an Artist Reception and House Concert. From 6 - 8 p.m. the event will focus on the creations of Hol Mellema, an artist whose work emphasizes the use of discarded materials into new pieces of art. Her most recent work as been with old sales reciepts that are made into art to give a new meaning to otherwise forgotten materials. Afterwards, starting at 8 p.m., the Strangled Darlings of Portland will entertain guests with their distinctive music from the folk, jazz, hip-hop, and Americana genres. This band has been producing songs since 2009 and is sure to bring some fun to Zev Yoga during their live show. This event at the Zev Yoga Studio will be great opportunity to explore the work of Hol Mellema and the Strangled Darlings, while mingling with community members in the inviting Portsmouth studio!

Oct 03 - Students for Zero Waste Conference

University of New Hampshire

6-8 p.m. and 8:15 a.m.- 5 p,m.

Come participate in PLAN's first annual student summit for a world without waste! On October 3-4 students from all over the country will join together to discuss the waste crisis and potential solutions. The conference will cover all types of waste removal approaches that can be implemented on college campuses including compost techniques and ways to work with administration on zero-waste initiatives. We have the resources to reduce reuse and recycle nearly everything we utilize and by networking and brainstorming we avoid shortcuts and eliminate waste.

Friday October 3rd will be an introduction to the conference from 6-8 p.m. Saturday October 4th will then contain a full day of events from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference is $25 with a ten dollar discount for students and a twenty dollar discount for PLAN members. For more information or to register for the event click here

Oct 03 - Ridgeview Construction Debuts Ecofriendly Home For Charity

39 True Road, Salisbury, Massachusetts

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For Boston Magazine's tenth annual Design Project, general contractor Ridgeview Construction has reinvented a modular home to be completely net-zero with minimal waste. There are multiple open house dates for the public to experience a modular eco-friendly home. All of the proceeds from the open houses will benefit Boston Children's Hospital. The house is open from September 10 - October 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with an exception of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

 

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door. For more information click here or contact Ridgeview Construction at 603-303-7206.

 

Oct 04 - Slow Cinema

Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, 973 Islington St, Portsmouth NH

4:00 p.m.

Slow Food Seacoast (SFS) will present the documentary film Brookford Almanac in an evening that celebrates farmers and the food they create on October 4th. Prior to the local film, three award-winning shorts from the Real Food Media Contest will be screened. As part of the evening of films there will be a reception featuring cheese from Brookford Farm itself. Doors will open at 3:45 p.m. Admission is $5 for Slow Food Members and $10 for general admission. To purchase tickets in advance click here. Seating is limited so you are encouraged to book early!

Oct 04 - Ridgeview Construction Debuts Ecofriendly Home For Charity

39 True Road, Salisbury, Massachusetts

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For Boston Magazine's tenth annual Design Project, general contractor Ridgeview Construction has reinvented a modular home to be completely net-zero with minimal waste. There are multiple open house dates for the public to experience a modular eco-friendly home. All of the proceeds from the open houses will benefit Boston Children's Hospital. The house is open from September 10 - October 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with an exception of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

 

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door. For more information click here or contact Ridgeview Construction at 603-303-7206.

 

Oct 05 - GA Sustaining Member Foliage Sunset Sail on Gundalow

60 Marcy Street, Portsmouth

4 - 6 p.m.

The GA is proud to team up with the Gundalow Company to bring all NEW Sustaining Members an exclusive Foliage Sunset Sail on the Gundalow. We are offering two free sail tickets to any new Sustaining Member, a lifetime membership that never expires and offers great discounts at 100 local, sustainable businesses. The GA hopes to bring together the Seacoast's most sustainably dedicated citizens for an intimate evening of fun! The party will include live, acoustic music along with complimentary beers and appetizers for the first 15 new sustaining members!

The Foliage Sunset Sail will happen on Sunday, October 5th and promises excellent views of scenic Portsmouth admist the beautiful colors of autumn. The GA will provide live music, delicious appetizers, local beers. The sail is set to leave at 4 p.m. from Gundalow Headquarters at 60 Marcy Street (adjacent to Prescott Park) and will be returning just as the sun goes down at 6 p.m. 

Join us for a beautiful night on the Piscataqua and take in all the beauty that is New England! The boat only holds 40, so make sure to join today to save your spot! Read more about this event here

Become a Lifetime Sustaining Member here! Email katie@greenalliance.biz with questions. 

Oct 05 - Food Truck Festival coming to Redhook

Redhook Brewery, 1 Redhook Way Portsmouth, NH

11:00 - 4:00 pm

Hood Cream presents the New Hampshire Food Truck Festival coming to Redhook Brewery on Sunday, Oct. 5, 1-5 p.m.
While the food trucks dish out fan favorites, Redhook Brewery's ales and beers will be available for sale, there will be live performances by Boston based band Waldo, and children's activities will also be on site.
The festival will include some of New England's most popular food trucks serving up fall-off-the-bone ribs, bite sized sirloin slider, lobster rolls, whoopee pies, and more! Participating trucks include Boston's Baddest Burger, Chubby Chickpea, Clyde's Cupcakes Captain Marden's Cod Squad,Gabi's Smoke Shack, GottaQ, Jamaica Mi Hungry, Maine-ly Lobstah, Pasta Pot, Roxy's Grilled Cheese, Teri-Yummy, The Cookie Monstah, The Dining Car, The Happy Taco, The Sandwich Kings, Trolley Dogs, Uyghur Kitchen, Whoo(pie) Wagon, and Wicked Good Street Kitchen.

Tickets are $5, children under 12 enter for free.  Food and drink sold seperatly.  To purchase tickets online, click here.

 

Oct 05 - Ridgeview Construction Debuts Ecofriendly Home For Charity

39 True Road, Salisbury, Massachusetts

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For Boston Magazine's tenth annual Design Project, general contractor Ridgeview Construction has reinvented a modular home to be completely net-zero with minimal waste. There are multiple open house dates for the public to experience a modular eco-friendly home. All of the proceeds from the open houses will benefit Boston Children's Hospital. The house is open from September 10 - October 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with an exception of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

 

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door. For more information click here or contact Ridgeview Construction at 603-303-7206.

 

Oct 06 - Redhook 10% Tuesdays

Redhook Ale Brewery, Portsmouth NH

5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Make a trip to Redhook Brewery any (or every) Tuesday evening this month and 10% of your bill will be donated to Blue Ocean Society. 10% Tuesdays are a part of Redhook's efforts to give back to the Seacoast community which makes it the perfect opportunity to support two great organizations while still enjoying delicious food and beer!

Oct 07 - GateWay Taiji, Qigong and Yoga New Beginner Balance Class

Portsmouth

11:30am-12:30pm

Starting October 7th GateWay Taiji, Qigong and Yoga is offering a New Beginner Balance class every Tuesday/Thursday from 11:30am-12:30pm. Sign up today for this 12-week session to improve strength, balance and mobility. This therapeutic exercise program has been proven to improve balance in people of all ages. This program was developed by Dr. Fuzhong Li at the Oregon Research Institute and widely cited in the national press for its ability to reduce a participants risk and fear of falling by 55%, improve postural stability and walking ability in patients with Parkinson’s disease, and improve quality of sleep and well-being.

In a beautiful, sunlit studio, you’ll learn a set of simple, therapeutic and functional exercises adapted from Tai Chi movements. These movements emphasize weight-shifting, postural alignment, coordinated movements, visual and breathing techniques.

Learn more about Tai Chi for Better Balance here.

 

Oct 08 - The Fall Science Café in Portsmouth

The Portsmouth Brewery, 56 Market St

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; doors open at 5:00 p.m.

The Portsmouth Brewery is hosting the Portsmouth Science Café on October, 8 in the Brewery’s Jimmy LaPanza Lounge. The topic of discussion is- Space weather: Radiation with a chance of solar flares. The event is hosted by UNH faculty member Cameron Wake and will feature astrophysicists Harlan Spence and Antoinette Galvin who will share their expertise. They will discuss how solar flares and solar weather have a significant impact on everyday life. Come and share in this sure to be lively discussion. This discussion is free and open to the public; the doors will open and hour early for visitors to purchase food and drinks if desired.

For more details click here!

Oct 11 - Newmarket Farmers Market

Newmarket High School Front Lawn

9:00 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Come to the Newmarket Farmers Market Saturday October 11th! The regular vendors will be bringing many different products to the market such as maple syrup, goats cheese & soap, jams, beans, potatoes, onions, handmade jewelry, & soy candles! Vendors include the Root Seller Farm, Hickory Nut Farm, Ma Gooze, Cocheco Valley Humane Society, Missy's Jewelry, My Sweet Soap & Kaylee's Bakery! Sam Southworth will also be playing acoustic at the market! Come stop by, support, and shop!

Oct 13 - Redhook 10% Tuesdays

Redhook Ale Brewery, Portsmouth NH

5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Make a trip to Redhook Brewery any (or every) Tuesday evening this month and 10% of your bill will be donated to Blue Ocean Society. 10% Tuesdays are a part of Redhook's efforts to give back to the Seacoast community which makes it the perfect opportunity to support two great organizations while still enjoying delicious food and beer!

Oct 14 - E.O. Wilson to discuss his latest book

Portsmouth Music Hall, Portsmouth NH

7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to engage with one of the greatest thinkers of our time - the Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard Professor emeritus comes to Portsmouth with his new landmark work on the human species and its future in this increasingly analytical world, driven by science and technology. Recognized for his daring intellect and remarkable scholarship, Wilson looks at how and why we are headed for some of our greatest moral dilemmas. For more information and to order tickets click here.

Oct 15 - Benefit Corporation Structure at W.S. Badger

W.S. Badger 768 Route 10 Gilsum, New Hampshire

5:00 - 7:00

Wondering what the new benefit corporation structure is? Think it might be right for your business? Come learn more at one of two free workshops! W.S. Badger is hosting the first workshop on October 15 to help explain legislation going into effect on January 1, 2015 that will authorize benefit corporations.  The event is free, but please click here to RSVP. 

Two free workshops on the new benefit corporation structure will provide information on:
• Whether benefit corporation structure makes sense for your business
• How to elect it
• How the structure differs from conventional corporations
• General nuts and bolts.

The workshop will be preceded by a reception with refreshments. Presentations will be made by Bill Clark, from Drinker Biddle & Reath and Holly Ensign-Barstow, from B Lab.

W.S. Badger is hosting at 768 Route 10  Gilsum, New Hampshire.

Oct 16 - Benefit Corporation Structure Workshop at UNH

Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons University of New Hampshire 75 Main Street, Durham

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Wondering what the new benefit corporation structure is? Think it might be right for your business? Come learn more at one of two free workshops! The University of New Hampshire is hosting the second workshop on October 16 to help explain legislation going into effect on January 1, 2015 that will authorize benefit corporations. The event is free, but please click here to RSVP and reserve your spot.

The two workshops on the new benefit corporation structure will provide information on:
• Whether benefit corporation structure makes sense for your business
• How to elect it
• How the structure differs from conventional corporations
• General nuts and bolts.

The workshop will be preceded by a reception with refreshments. Presentations will be made by Bill Clark, from Drinker Biddle & Reath and Holly Ensign-Barstow, from B Lab.

This workshop will be held in the Squamscott Room of Holloway Commons. Locally known as HoCo, Holloway Commons is attached to the Memorial Union Building or MUB. Click here for information on visitor parking at UNH.

 

Oct 17 - Hopeful Harvest Fest

Kittery Lion's Club, 17 State Rd, Kittery ME

7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

This Friday from 7 - 11 PM, Kittery Lion's Club is hosting a live concert to benefit Hopeful Ways.  Hopeful Ways is a non-profit organization that provides medical and humanitarian services and educational opportunities to the people of Nicaragua to help reduce preventable blindness and to help the deaf.  The event will feature the Todo Bien Trio and Fiddler's Loft Band.  Come enjoy the music, dancing and a raffel for great prizes.  

Tickets are $10 and are avaible at Bull Moose, located at 82 Congress St. Portsmouth NH, and at the door.  

For more information, contact Pam at (603) 231-2630 or pamworks@aol.com  

Oct 17 - Screening of "Divide in Concord" during the Portsmouth Film Festival

Moffatt-Ladd House, 154 Market St, Portsmouth

1:35 pm

During the upcoming New Hampshire Film Festival the documentary "Divide in Concord" will be played for two days. It is a documentary about the battle to ban bottled water in Concord, Massachusetts. The film focuses on the privatization of water resources and the environmental impact of single-serve plastic bottles. The movement is led by a fiery 84-year-old environmentalist and the film shows how one community can spark a revolution. The documentary captures just how important individuals and individual communities are in the global environmental movement. The trailer for the film can be found here. Come out either day for the screening of this thoughtful and entertaining documentary! You can buy tickets for the NH Film Festival here.

 

Oct 18 - Screening of "Divide in Concord" during the Portsmouth Film Festival

Moffatt-Ladd House, 154 Market St, Portsmouth

11:55 am

During the upcoming New Hampshire Film Festival the documentary "Divide in Concord" will be played for two days. It is a documentary about the battle to ban bottled water in Concord, Massachusetts. The film focuses on the privatization of water resources and the environmental impact of single-serve plastic bottles. The movement is led by a fiery 84-year-old environmentalist and the film shows how one community can spark a revolution. The documentary captures just how important individuals and individual communities are in the global environmental movement. The trailer for the film can be found here. Come out either day for the screening of this thoughtful and entertaining documentary! You can buy tickets for the NH Film Festival here.

Oct 18 - Lakes Region Energy Fair

Inter-Lakes High School, 1 Laker Ln Meredith

9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Meredith and Center Harbor Energy Committees are hosting the Lakes Region Energy Fair on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Inter-Lakes High School. Attendees are encouraged to come and go any time during the Fair. There will be a number local vendors showcasing their energy related products and expertise. The Fair will also have a variety of local and NH experts giving presentations throughout the day on energy related topics.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Angela LaBrecque, Meredith Town Planner at alabrecque@meredithnh.org or (603) 677-4228. Like us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/LakesRegionEnergyFair.

Additional Information can be found here.

Oct 20 - DEEP: The Story of Skiing and The Future of Snow

Strafford Room, MUB UNH Durham Campus

4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

The UNH Sustainability Institute and the Student Environmental Action Coalition present Porter Fox, author of DEEP: The story of skiing and the future of snow. Fox will be discussing his book and also field questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served at the end of the lecture. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. For more information about the event click here.

 

Oct 20 - Redhook 10% Tuesdays

Redhook Ale Brewery, Portsmouth NH

5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Make a trip to Redhook Brewery any (or every) Tuesday evening this month and 10% of your bill will be donated to Blue Ocean Society. 10% Tuesdays are a part of Redhook's efforts to give back to the Seacoast community which makes it the perfect opportunity to support two great organizations while still enjoying delicious food and beer!

Oct 21 - National Bioenergy Week

Various Locations

1:00 pm

National Bioenergy Day is officially October 22. In recognition of National Bioenergy Day, the New Hampshire Wood Energy Council is sponsoring four tours of modern wood heating sites across NH throughout the week of October 20 (the tours are Tuesday-Friday).Tours are located in different locations, roughly one hour’s drive. Regardless of where you live you can make it, just pick the location closest to you! Each tour will include multiple stops, featuring advanced wood chip, wood pellet and logwood heating systems of commercial and institutional buildings.
Each day has a slightly different agenda, so to learn more check out the website here! Or register today on the New Hampshire Wood Energy Council website here.

Oct 21 - Help Plant a Rain Garden.

Woodman Museum, 182 Central Ave, Dover NH

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Calling all green thumbs, conservationists and anyone who enjoys digging in the dirt. Join the Great Bay Stewards at the Woodman Museum in Dover on Tuesday Oct. 21 to help plant a rain garden. A rain garden gives rainwater runoff from urban areas the opportunity to be absorbed. There will be two shifts. The first shift, the digging shift, is from 10:30 - 12:00 PM. The second will be the planting and cleanup shift from 12:00 - 3:00 PM. Bring gloves and your favorite shovel or spade, otherwise, all tools needed for the job will be available. Water and snacks will be provided.

Please email Laura Byergo at laura.byergo@greatbaystewards.org with any questions and to RSVP.

   

Oct 23 - Digging Into Real Food: A Menu Manifesto for the Local Food Movement

Rye Public Library, 581 Washington Rd, Rye NH

7:00 PM

Kath Gallant and Tracy Miller, co-founders of Dig In: Real Food Solutions, will talk on Thursday Oct. 23 at the Rye Public Library about the importance of the local food movement and how to eat locally on a budget. The mission of Dig In is to help people build connections between what they eat, where it comes from, how it affects their bodies and why it all matters. Come learn some great money saving tips for eating whole foods on a budget and how to choose food with intention.  

This entertaining and informative presentation is free and open to the public.

 

Oct 24 - Southeast Land Trust of NH Fall Foliage Fundraiser

100 Deer St, Portsmouth NH

6:00 p.m.

The 12th annual Fall Foliage Fundraiser is celebrating the merger of the Strafford Rivers Conservancy with the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire! The event will feature live music, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and complimentary beer & wine will be served. The evening will also feature a silent auction with over 100 items donated from local businesses - which includes exciting items from vacations and sports packages to unique Seacoast offerings!

For more information about the event click here!

Oct 25 - The Great Bay 5K

Stratham Hill Park, Stratham, N.H.

9:00 AM

Join The 16th Annual Great Bay 5K! Voted one of New England’s Top Ten Favorite 5K’s by Run New England, The Great Bay 5K starts at 9 a.m. on October 25 at Stratham Hill Park and concludes at Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, N.H. Free shirts will be provided for the first 800 runners to register. The event includes cash awards for the top male and female finishers, fantastic post-race food, and a raffle for two great prizes! You could win 2 Wilson golf bags and 4 rounds of golf at Sagamore-Hampton Golf Club, or a Bluefish Inflatable Paddleboard that sells for $995! Running not really your thing? Join the competitive walking division with awards for top male and female finishers. With a free kid’s Fun Run after the race, costume contest, and age group awards in eight different categories, this is an event the whole family can enjoy.

For more information about the race, click here

Raffle tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10. Click here for more information.

Oct 25 - New Hampshire BrewFest

Redhook Brewery, Portsmouth

12 a.m.

The 6th annual BrewFest is coming up! Meet the expert craft brew creators and sample their special new brews, sample local foods, and enjoy live music while dancing the night away. What more could you want? Vist the Redhook Brewery for more details about tickets. 

Oct 25 - Blue Ocean Society's Halloween Party

Blue Ocean Discovery Center, 170 Ocean Blvd, Hampton NH

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Blue Ocean Society is hosting a Halloween Party at the Blue Ocean Discovery Center. All are invited to come dressed in costumes, maybe even come as your favorite marine animal or sea creature! There will be a costume parade for everyone to strut their stuff and show off their costumes. There will also be a variety of activities, games, and take-home crafts that might just take kids minds off of candy, maybe. And of course there will be time to visit with the touch tank! Visitors are welcome to stop by or stay for the full two hours. For more information go to blueoceansociety.org or email info@blueoceansociety.org.
 

Oct 27 - Redhook 10% Tuesdays

Redhook Ale Brewery, Portsmouth NH

5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Make a trip to Redhook Brewery any (or every) Tuesday evening this month and 10% of your bill will be donated to Blue Ocean Society. 10% Tuesdays are a part of Redhook's efforts to give back to the Seacoast community which makes it the perfect opportunity to support two great organizations while still enjoying delicious food and beer!

Oct 28 - Brickyard Scare

Brickyard Square Plaza, Epping NH

3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

The event is a great chance to enjoy Halloween activities for the whole family. There will be store-to-store trick-or-treating, hair coloring, bag decorating, a costume parade, costume contests and more! Special guests will include Max the Manchester Monarchs' mascot, a singing Cinderella, Parkour Spider Man, Macaroni Kids, Rye Airfield Skate Park's “Get on Board" program to teach kids tricks and techniques on skateboard decks without wheels, as well as balloon animals, free popcorn, candy and cider for all who attend.

Oct 28 - UNH Hosts Oil Spill Response Forum

UNH Memorial Union Building, Granite State Room

8:00 a.m.- 7:15 p.m.

Join the University of New Hampshire, the UNH Center for Spills in the Environment (CSE), and the School or Marine Science and Ocean Engineering on October 28 and 29 for a UNH-funded forum titled “Oil Spill Response: 25 Years After the Exxon Valdes and in the Wake of Deepwater Horizon, What Have We Learned and What Are We Missing?”. Day one of the two-day forum will focus on the role of media in oil spill coverage of these disasters, how this information is relayed to the public, and the impacts these disaster have on policy. Coast Guard incident commanders Ed Page (Exxon Valdez), Thad Allen (Deepwater Horizon), and other key figures during the spill will form a panel to discuss and field questions on this topic. To register for this event, click here.

 

Oct 28 - NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Informational Meeting

University of New Hampshire, Paul College, Room G45

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Have an idea that could change the world? Come learn how you can enter the Social Venture Innovation Challenge. An informational meeting will be held on October 28th, 5-8 PM in room G54 of the Paul College at UNH. In only its second year, the New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge is interested in unlocking and jumpstarting innovative thinking with low barriers to entry for students and community members who want to “make a difference.” Prizes include $10,000 for the first place winner, $5,000 for second place and $2,500 for third place to help winners implement their plan. The Registration deadline is October 30 and the submission deadline is November 19.

Click here to register for the informational meeting.

For more information on the Challenge, click here.  

Oct 28 - Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder of Stonyfield Farms Speaks at UNH

UNH Campus, 105 Main St, Durham

5:00-8:00 p.m.

Co-founder of Stonyfield Farm Gary Hirshberg will be visiting the UNH Campus to give a lecture on “Lessons from the Trenches for Building High-Impact Enduring Social Ventures”. Hirshberg is visiting UNH in conjunction with the NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge. The Challenge invites individuals and teams from across the state of New Hampshire to identify pressing social and/or environmental issues at the state, national or global level, and then find an innovative business-oriented approach to solving them. The event is a wonderful opportunity for all aspiring social entrepreneurs as well as all those who want to learn more about socially responsible business practices. This event is free and open to the public. Share your thoughts about the event by using #NHINNOVATES on twitter or facebook.

 

Oct 29 - UNH Hosts Oil Spill Response Forum

UNH Huddleston Hall Ballroom

8:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Join the University of New Hampshire, the UNH Center for Spills in the Environment (CSE), and the School or Marine Science and Ocean Engineering on October 28 and 29 for a UNH-funded forum titled “Oil Spill Response: 25 Years After the Exxon Valdes and in the Wake of Deepwater Horizon, What Have We Learned and What Are We Missing?”. Part two of this two-day event will be looking to the future to better understand how these two spills can inform future spill responses.  They will also discuss the effects and impact on humans in these spills through avenues such as public policy, health, and safety. To register for this event, click here.

Oct 29 - The Fall Science Café in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Brewery, 56 Market St

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; doors open at 5:00 p.m.

The Portsmouth Brewery is hosting the Portsmouth Science Café on October, 29 in the Brewery’s Jimmy LaPanza Lounge. The topic of discussion is- Superman or Clark Kent: What kind of bystander are you?. The event is hosted by UNH faculty member Cameron Wake and will feature faculty members Sharyn Potter, professor of sociology and Victoria Banyard, professor of psychology. They will discuss topics relating to interpersonal violence and ways in which that violence can be prevented. It is important to facilitate such as discussion in order to make help more accessable and people more willing to help. Come and share in what is sure to be lively discussion. This discussion is free and open to the public; the doors will open and hour early for visitors to purchase food and drinks if desired.

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