Events : January, 2015

Jan 01 - Volunteer at St. John's Common Table Food Ministry!

St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 Chapel St, Portsmouth NH

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Volunteer at St. John's Common Table Food Ministry this Thursday and help out those in need. Volunteers are needed to prepare and cook food and assist with the serving of food to residents. This is a great chance to give back this holiday season! Call 603-436-8283 or email for more information on how to help!

Jan 13 - Open House at Brixham Montessori Friends School

18 Brickyard Court, York, ME

10 a.m.- 11 a.m.

The Brixham Montessori Friends School located in York, ME is hosting an Open House for prospective parents and families. The Open Houses allows caregivers with interest in the school to come and check out the overall facility as well as the classrooms. The tours are lead by the faculty and staff of the school, which allow parents to ask and receive answers to their important questions while visiting the school. After attending one of the Open Houses, the parents and school follow up to do a more personal one-on-one interview specific to family and child. Do not let this wonderful opportunity pass you and your family by! For more information on the admissions process, please click on

Jan 13 - Rally Against Keystone Pipeline

Market Square, Portsmouth, NH

5:30 pm

A "Reject Keystone XL - Now" rally will be occurring against construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Market Square. There are many contrasting views for this projected pipeline, comprising of individuals as well as environmental organizations. Their main concern is the high risk of oil spills that could follow the construction of this pipeline. There are rallies against this pipeline ensuing throughout the country tonight, with this one in Portsmouth being the only one scheduled in New Hampshire.

Jan 14 - STAR Theatre Lecture Series - Through the Lens of J. Frank Walker

Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery, ME

7:00 p.m.

Join the Kittery Recreation Departmentin the STAR Theatre for a presentation by Kim Sanborn of the Kittery Historical and Naval Museum. This great visual lecture will focus on the history of Kittery in the early 1900's. Much of Kittery's visual history would be lost without the photography of J. Frank Walker. This presentation includes over 150 photos of Kittery around 1900. Walker provides a look at what life was like back in the day from the Foreside, to the Piscataqua, the Shipyard, Kittery Point, and beyond. These pictures are a treasure meant to be shared. This lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call Todd Henley at (207) 439-3800 or visit


Jan 17 - York Farmer's Market Open for Winter

The American Legion, 9 Hannaford Drive, York ME

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

The York winter farmers' market is being hosted by the American Legion.  This event is held the first and third Sunday of every month until March, and is a great opportunity to purchase local produce, meat, cheese, and crafts. 

For more information, please visit or contact Steph Oeser at (207) 363-4422. 

Jan 17 - Newmarket Farmers' Market Open for Winter

Newmarket High School, 213 South Main Street, Newmarket, NH

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

Newmarket Farmers’ Market will be open on the first and third Saturdays between the months of November and April. This market provides local baked goods, crafts, herbs, honey, meats, plants, and more! Shagbark Farm, Root Seller Farm, Hickory Nut Farm, and Red Cardinal Farm will be at the market along with talented crafters such as My Sweet Soap and Jump Snacks.

For more information on Newmarket Farmers' Market, click here to visit their Facebook page.

Jan 18 - Berwick Farmers' Market Open for Winter

11 Sullivan Street, Berwick, ME

10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Berwick Town Hall's third annual Winter Farmers' Market is well underway. One Sunday a month from now until April, customers will be able to purchase a variety of local products including handmade crafts and toys, fresh food, and even candles from over 20 different vendors.  

For more information on the Berwick Winter Farmers' Market, click here or contact Jessica Sheldon at Jessica can also be reached at (1603) 534-3831.  

Jan 21 - The Social Black Bear with Ben Kilham

The Phelps Academy Center, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter NH

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Phillips Exeter Academy will be hosting wildlife biologist Ben Kilham as he discusses his experiences and lessons learned from interacting with black bears for more than two decades. Based in Lyme, New Hampshire, Kilham’s dedication and affection toward black bears go beyond studying the habits of these animals. He and his wife Debra have accepted orphaned bear cubs into their home and provided them with the ability to successfully return to the wild.

The event will also feature a free raffle for a Bushnell Trophy Cam HD wildlife camera to inspire attendees to pursue their own wildlife adventures. Other sponsors of this event include Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, Travel and Nature in Exeter, and UNH Cooperative Extension. Space is limited, and you can register online by emailing

Phillips Exeter Academy is located on 20 Main St, Exeter, NH 03833 and a campus map can be found here


Jan 21 - Portsmouth Science Café

The Portsmouth Brewery, 56 Market St. Portsmouth, NH

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Portsmouth Brewery is hosting the Portsmouth Science Café. The discussion will focus on “Encroaching Tides: How Sea Level Rise and Tidal Flooding Threaten U.S. East and Gulf Coast Communities over the Next 30 Years,” featuring panelists Erika Spanger Siegfried and Julie LaBranche. Erika Spanger Siegfried is one of the lead authors of the 2014 “Encroaching Tides” report, which includes a profile of Portsmouth. The Portsmouth Science Café will be held in the Jimmy LaPanza Lounge and allows Seacoast residents to engage in contemporary science discussions in a relaxed atmosphere.

The discussion is free and open to all. The Portsmouth Science Café is sponsored by NH EPSCoR, The University of New Hampshire, The Portsmouth Brewery and WSCA 106.1 Portsmouth Community Radio. For more information visit the NH EPSCoR website here.

Jan 22 - Toward a Walkable Portsmouth Discussion

Portsmouth Repertory, 125 Bow Street, Portsmouth

7:00 p.m.

Jeff Speck, one of the nation's foremost urban planners and experts on walkable cities speaks on how Portsmouth can become more walkable.
Mr. Speck will give a talk titled 'Toward a Walkable Portmouth,' then answer questions from the audience. He will also be available to sign copies of his book, 'Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time.' The public is encouraged to attend this free event and join the discussion. RSVP here.

Jan 22 - 900 Degrees Hosts Long Trail Sampling

Brickyard Sq, Epping, NH 03042

6:00 pm

900 Degrees Neopolitan Pizzeria is hosting a Long Trail Sampling at their Epping location to model the Long Trail Brewing Company line up. This will include the Long Trail Limbo, along with several other flavors and aromas from Australia and the Pacific Northwest. This is a great opportunity to check out the Epping location as well as try out new Long Trail flavors.

For more information on 900 Degrees and their upcoming events, click here

Jan 22 - Telling Your Story: A Sustainability Roundtable

Hypertherm, 71 Heater Rd, Lebanon, NH

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

NH Businesses for Social Responsibility is holding a roundtable discussion to share the best sustainability practices with other like-minded businesses. Alyson Genovese of Cause Solutions will start the discussion by sharing insights and helping you to develop a strong sustainability brand. If you are unsure how to start be sustainable, whether you are meeting your goals, or just starting out, this discussion is for you.

For more information on the roundtable, contact Michelle Veasey at (603) 391-8471. To register go to the NHBSR website here.

Jan 22 - Contractor's Night

Adaptions Unlimited, 25 Fox Run Rd, Newington, NH

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Adaptions Unlimited is hosting Contractor's Night, which is sponsored by Community Toolbox, a local non-profit. Contractor's will learn how to save money on projects, through labor costs and disposal fees, by working with Community Toolbox and their “Kitchen Recovery” service, where a professional, fully insured team of volunteers removes old kitchen cabinetry and appliances during remodels. Community Toolbox, through their "Fix-It Program," helps qualifying individuals within the community get various repairs made to improve the safety of their homes by professional and certified contractors.

Hors d'oeuvers, beer, wine, and door prizes will be offered. Please RSVP via email by January 19 to For more information visit Community Toolbox's website here.

Jan 24 - Indoor Winter Farmers' Market at Wentworth Greenhouses

Wentworth Greenhouses, 141 Rollinsford Road, Rollinsford NH

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wentworth Greenhouses and Seacoast Eat Local are hosting their annual indoor winter farmers' market. The market will be open one Saturday a month until March and will feature a variety of foods, live music, and free activities for kids. Wentworth Greenhouses is also hosting a Winter Crafts Fair starting an hour earlier at 9:00 a.m. 

For more information on this event, please visit or contact Leo Smock-Randall at  



Jan 24 - Redhook's Annual Polar Grill Fest

Redhook Pub, 1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth, NH

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

In three short years, Polar Grill Fest (PGF) has become the largest winter food festival in the area. This year’s PGF will be held on Saturday, January 24th from 12:00pm-5:00pm at Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The event is open to all ages and tickets are only $5 with $5 plates and $5 beers. Tickets can be purchased online:

Jan 25 - Kittery Rotary Club's 2nd Annual Pizza Bowl

Traip Academy Gym, Williams Ave, Kittery, ME

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

What could be better than pizza? Pizza that supports local charities. Join the Kittery Rotary Club at Traip Academy for the Kittery Rotary Club's 2nd Annual Pizza Bowl. There will be all you can eat pizza slices from local pizzerias, including AJ's, Badger's Island Pizza, Town House Pizza, Where Pigs Fly, and Dominos, fun, games, and music, including face painting and bounce houses. This is a family friendly event with fun for all ages! Even better, the fun and pizza all goes to good causes! All proceeds from the event will go to benefit local Kittery charities (Fuel and More, Free Senior Dinners, Footprints Food Pantry, Table of Plenty, Kittery Holiday Baskets, and End 68 Hours of Hunger)!

Tickets are $10 per person, kids under 8 eat for free. Tickets are available at the door, Kittery Kennebunk Savings Bank, and Kittery People's United. For more information contact Andy Glazier here

Jan 28 - 900 Degrees Hosts Bogle Wine and Blues Jam for NH Wine Week

50 Dow Street, Manchester, NH 03101

6:30PM - 9:00PM

900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria will host the Bogle Wine and Blues Jam featuring melodic rock musician Robbie LaBlanc at their Manchester location. Equipped with a corkscrew and guitar, LeBlanc will be celebrating New Hampshire Wine Week with 900 Degrees as they provide great specials for the night. 900 will also be including an exclusive wine flight featuring Wente Vineyard Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Punto Final Malbec 2012, and Villa Antinori Toscana 2011.

For more information on 900 Degrees' participation in Wine Week, click here. 

Jan 29 - Build a Better Business Workshop

W.S. Badger, 768 Rt. 10, Gilsum, NH

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Are you looking to use your business to help solve social and environmental problems? The Build a Better Business Workshop, will educate you on what it means to be a Benefit Corporation (B Corp) and how to take the next steps to become certified. Learn what the new B Corp legislation means for New Hampshire and your business. Presenters at the workshop are Kyle Garner, CEO of New Chapter, Anders Faijersson Furguson, Partner at Varis Wealth Partners, and NH State Senator Molly Kelly. Join in facilitated discussions, suggested and decided prior to the program by you and the other attendees.

Receive a free copy of the B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good at the workshop. The workshop is presented by W.S. Badger, Antioch University New England, Hannah Grimes Center, Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce and NHBSR. Tickets are $10, which includes lunch, and the ticket proceeds are donated to B Lab, the non-profit organization that verifies, certifies and empowers B Corps. For more information or to register for the workshop, click here.


Jan 29 - Environmental Priorities Coalition Breakfast

State House Cafeteria, 210 State Street, Augusta, Maine

7:30 a.m.

The Maine Environmental Priorities Coalition is having their annual legislative breakfast Tuesday morning at the State House in Augusta, Maine. This year the Maine EPC has selected bills which are related to climate change as the legislative priorities. At the breakfast, the EPC will present these bills to legislators. Additionally, there will be a press conference in the Taxation Committee Room (Room 127 in the Statehouse) at 10:15 a.m. Join the EPC at the breakfast to let your legislators know that these bills are important to you. If attending the breakfast, or for more information, contact Mike Emery here.

Jan 31 - Timber Harvest Tour with Phil Auger

Parking area on Mast Road, Epping, NH


More than two dozen properties and approximately 3,000 acres of land are actively managed by the Southeast Land Trust of NH. The harvesting of the land’s timber is carefully supervised to keep the wildlife habitat and long-term sustainability of forest management at its forefront. A winter timber harvest is underway on portions of the 530-acre Mast Road Natural Area. Join Phil Auger, Southeast Land Trust’s Land Manager, on January 31 to see the timber harvest in action and learn about this fascinating process. Auger is a licensed forester and has worked for the UNH Cooperative Extension as a County Forester and Land Conservation Educator. 

Register online by emailing find the meeting area, turn onto Mast Road from Route 27 and look for the gate and parking area approximately a half mile down Mast Road. A map of the meeting location can be found here


Jan 31 - The 13th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference

Rundlett Middle School, 114 South Street, Concord, NH

7:30AM - 5:00PM

The annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference is jam-packed with workshops, farmer intensive programs, keynote presentation from Janisse Ray on seed crops, networking and community-building opportunities, and a robust Green Market Fair. The event will also feature the NOFA-NH Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony, provide ample opportunities to network with local farmers, gardeners and presenters, and a robust Green Market Fair. Some of the day's activities include workshops on organic certification, legal issues for vegetable and fruit producers, balancing farming and family, scale-appropriate farm equipment, wild edibles, working with land trusts, agricultural policy, seed farming and much more!

Conference registration is $68 for NOFA/MOFGA members and $85 for nonmembers. Children's program registration is $35. Workshop begins at 8:45 a.m. Local, organic breakfast and lunch catered by The Crust and Crumb Baking Company are included in your registration. Full conference details here! Any questions can be directed at the conference's contact here


Jan 31 - Seacoast Private School Expo

Seacoast Waldorf School, 403 Maine 236, Eliot, ME

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

The Brixham Montessori Friends School in York will be joining various private schools throughout the seacoast region at the first Seacoast Private School Expo. The event will be held on January 31 from 10:00 a.m.– noon at Seacoast Waldorf School in Eliot, Maine. Styled after typical college fairs, the expo will give parents looking to send their children to private school the chance to meet face to face with teachers to discuss issues such as financial aid, the application process, and even student and community life. In addition to the preschools, elementary, middle, and high schools to appear, businesses focusing on childhood enrichment activities will be present as well.

The expo is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Seacoast Waldorf School at (207) 686-3140 or