Events : February, 2015

Feb 05 - Annual Green Eggs n' New HAM-shire breakfast

70 Constitution Ave, Concord, NH

7:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.

The eighth annual Green Eggs n’ New HAM-shire breakfast will be held at the Grappone Conference Center located in Concord, NH from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. This free event is a great opportunity for the general public to meet with state legislators and business leaders to discuss the pressing environmental issues at hand.

You can register for this free event here. For more information, please contact Megan Brabec at mbrabec@conservationnh.org  or Dan Tothill at dtothill@conservationnh.org

Feb 05 - The Greening of the Shoals: Dinner and Presentation

Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH

6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

The Seacoast Science Center is hosting The Greening of the Shoals Energy Plants. Sponsored in part by the Smutynose Brewing Company, a sustainable brewery located in Hampton NH, this event will feature a presentation on how the Shoals Marine Laboratory and Oceanic Hotel sustain themselves. Ross Hansen, the Director of Facilities and Planning and Jack Farrell, Star Island Director of Facilities, will give an inside look at some of the sustainable obstacles they have to overcome including water desalination, composting toilets, and moving away from oil.  

Tickets for this event are $50 for Seacoast Science Center members and $60 for non-members. In addition to the presentation, a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. and a catered dinner at 6:30 p.m. are included in the ticket price. Be sure to reserve your spot by February 1 online here or by phone at 603-436-8043, ext. 24. For more information on The Greening of the Shoals Energy Plants, click here.  

Feb 07 - Essential Oil Class

Oomph Salon, 165 Court St., Portsmouth, NH

7 p.m. to 9

Oomph Salon is hosting a class on essential oils which will help you learn more about certified pure theraputic grade essential oils to help you find natural solutions for better health, happiness, and lasting wellbeing.  For more information contact Jessica Herbert at (603) 731-5921 or visit their website here.

Feb 07 - 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.

Feb 07 - Brave Boat Harbor Ski/Snowshoe

Brave Boat Headwaters

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

Get out your cross country skis and snowshoes, bring your family and friends, and come out for a fun winter outing at Brave Boat Headwaters. Explore trails, do some winter tracking with Winter Pine Programs, and enjoy some hot chocolate. Snowshoes will be available for kids to borrow. This free and open event is a part of the Kittery Land Trust's "Year of the Otter" events. This event is co-sponsored with the Kittery PTA. 

Brave Boat Headwaters is located at Brave Boat Harbor Rd. (Rte. 103), between mailboxes 188 and 190 across from Salt Marsh Lane (near Kittery Point/York Line). Parking is along the road.

For event updates and additional information from the Kittery Land Trust, click here.

Feb 07 - 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 gatewaytomaine.org/farmersmarket or contact Steph Oeser at (207) 363-4422.

Feb 07 - Winter Writing Workshop

Zev Yoga Studios, 16 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Zev Yoga Studios is hosting a winter writing workshop run by Sarah B. Franco. The writing workshop will include meditation to help you find your writing intentions, a focused study of the craft of writing, and engagement in mindful writing exercises. Writers will share their pieces with the other participants of the workshop as well as provide support and feedback to the other members. The workshop takes place on Saturdays during the month of February (the 7th through the 28th) and is $50 per participant, which includes all four classes. All writers, including beginners, are welcome.

For more information on Sarah B. Franco, visit her website at www.sarahbfranco.com. For more information on the workshop, email Sarah at sarahbfranco518@gmail.com.

Feb 08 - 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 toys and crafts, fresh foods, 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.local@hotmail.com. Jessica can also be reached at (1603) 534-3831.

Feb 08 - Valentine Gift Make & Take

Five Acre Farm, 85 White Oak Rd., Center Barnstead, NH 03225

1 p.m. to 5

Join Jessica Herbert-Pearson at Five Acre Farm for a festive fun class to make a Valentine's gift for your loved one.  Every participant will leave with a goodie bag of wonderful homemade gifts!  The cost is $20.00 per person and you must RSVP for the event to ensure that there will be enough materials so everyone can make gifts. To RSVP or for more information, call (603) 776-5750 or send an e-mail.

Feb 10 - Seacoast Women's Network Meeting

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, 250 Market St, Portsmouth NH

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

The Seacoast Women's Network will be holding its monthly networking meeting on February 10 at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel. The focus of this month's presentation will be on Big Marketing on a Small Budget. The meeting will include a networking session from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m., announcements and member introductions from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m., dinner from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m., and a presentation by brand strategist Bridget Sprague from 7:15 - 8:00 p.m.

The meeting is a great opportunity for business women throughout the region to make new contacts, new referrals, and new friends! This event costs $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Payments are accepted through either cash or Paypay. To reserve your spot for the meeting, click here. For more information, visit seacoastwomensnetwork.com or contact Heather Brountas by phone at 603-604-4255 or by email at Heather.A.Brountas@ampf.com

Feb 11 - Intro to Everyday Essentials

Five Acre Farm, 85 White Oak Rd., Center Barnstead, NH 03225

6 p.m. to 8

Jessica Herbert-Pearson is holding an introductory class at Five Acre Farm on essential oils.  Learn about natural solutioins which will help you live a happier and healthier life!  The class is free.  For more information call (603) 731-5921 or send an e-mail.

Feb 12 - Portsmouth Public Forum on Proposed Bicycle Lanes

Portsmouth City Hall, 1 Junkins Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801

7:00 p.m.

The city of Portsmouth will hold a public meeting on Feb. 12 in the Eileen Dondero Foley Council Chambers at City Hall to discuss the addition of bicycle lanes in Portsmouth on the busy stretch of Lafayette Road to Middle Street in the downtown. The proposed bike lanes would connect neighbors to both the middle school and St. Patrick School on Austin Street. City Transportation Direction Juliet Walker is in support of the addition, calling this corridor "a key connector for all age groups to the downtown". City officials hightly encourage the public to attend and weigh in on the options in order to determine the best option for the community. 

For more information on the city's bike and pedestrian plans, visit here

To learn about the sustainable ways that you can cruise along Portsmouth's new bike lanes, check out EZ Bikes and Scooters here!

Feb 12 - Hridaya Hermitage Yogis Session

Zev Yoga Studios, 16 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH

6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Zev Yoga will be hosting the Hridaya Hermitage yogis at their Portsmouth studio starting on February 12th. They will be there every Tuesday and Thursday for the rest of February to offer a glimpse into their rich living tradition. They will be performing the traditional Vashi yoga practice as well as bringing their energetic and spirited practice to a total of 5 sessions. This is a donation based program and the suggested donation is $20.00 per session, or $80.00 for all 5 sessions, including the special home session on February 18th. This is a unique experience for anyone, especially those with a genuine interest in yoga, and can provide real insight to those who attend.

For more information on the Hridaya Hermitage yogis, click here.

 

Feb 13 - A Toast to the Coast: Celebrating Surfrider

Tributary Brewing Company, 10 Shapleigh Road, Kittery ME 03904

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

Tributary Brewing Company has teamed up with the Surfrider Foundation for a night of craft beer with a purpose. Brewers Tod Mott and Jeff Goodno will be brewing a special beer, which you can cheers to in honor of the great work performed by the Maine Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the world's oceans and beaches through conservation, activism, education, and research. The Maine Chapter has participated in Rise Above Plastics programs and campaigns at municipal and state levels to protect the state's coasts. A portion of sales from every in house pour will be donated to the Maine Chapter and a local area land trust to continue their conservation efforts. This event is open to the public, so come share a pint and your affection for the sea. 

For more information, contact Melissa Gates at (207) 706-6378 or at mgates@surfride.org .

Feb 13 - Presentation of Divestment Letter to UNH Administration

T-hall Lawn, UNH Durham

2:00 p.m.

Global Divestment Day is a day for fossil fuel divestment supporters to come together to spread the word that renewable energy is our future. There are several events going on, but the local event is on the T-hall lawn at the University of New Hampshire in Durham and it begins at 2:00p.m. This is the two year anniversary of a previous notification about the divestment movement at UNH and this includes a public presentation informing students and staff about divestment, as well as presenting a petition to demonstrate that the movement is growing. All around the world, renewable energy is cheaper than ever and this is a way for the community to become more educated.

For more information about the event, click here.

Feb 13 - Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Throughout Maine

Times Specific to Event

The Maine Outdoor Coalition will be hosting the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend from Friday, February 13 - Sunday, February 15! This event will be happening throughout the whole state of Maine and will feature a variety of different outdoor winter activities including ice skating, skiing, and hiking. With free events set up for every age group, the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a delightful way to enjoy the wonders of winter!

For more information on the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, click here. 

Feb 14 - 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 www.wentworthgreenhouses.com/winter-farmers-market or contact Leo Smock-Randall at leo@seacoasteatlocal.org.

Feb 14 - Hoops For Humanity at Zev Yoga

Zev Yoga Studio in Exeter, 175 Water St, Exeter NH

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Zev Yoga is hosting two Hoop Dance classes at their Exeter location on February 14th and 15th. Join instructor Angela M Castringo for fun, playful, and exciting workouts. It is $15.00 per person and space is limited to 8 participants per class, so sign up as soon as possible!

Email hoops4hum@gmail.com for more information. 

Feb 14 - Winter Writing Workshop

Zev Yoga Studios, 16 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Zev Yoga Studios is hosting a winter writing workshop run by Sarah B. Franco. The writing workshop will include meditation to help you find your writing intentions, a focused study of the craft of writing, and engagement in mindful writing exercises. Writers will share their pieces with the other participants of the workshop as well as provide support and feedback to the other members. The workshop takes place on Saturdays during the month of February (the 7th through the 28th) and is $50 per participant, which includes all four classes. All writers, including beginners, are welcome.

For more information on Sarah B. Franco, visit her website at www.sarahbfranco.com. For more information on the workshop, email Sarah at sarahbfranco518@gmail.com.

Feb 14 - Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Throughout Maine

Times Specific to Event

The Maine Outdoor Coalition will be hosting the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend from Friday, February 13 - Sunday, February 15! This event will be happening throughout the whole state of Maine and will feature a variety of different outdoor winter activities including ice skating, skiing, and hiking. With free events set up for every age group, the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a delightful way to enjoy the wonders of winter!

For more information on the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, click here.

Feb 15 - Hoops For Humanity at Zev Yoga

Zev Yoga Studio in Exeter, 175 Water St, Exeter NH

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Zev Yoga is hosting two Hoop Dance classes at their Exeter location on February 14th and 15th. Join instructor Angela M Castringo for fun, playful, and exciting workouts. It is $15.00 per person and space is limited to 8 participants per class, so sign up as soon as possible!

Email hoops4hum@gmail.com for more information.

Feb 15 - Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Throughout Maine

Times Specific to Event

The Maine Outdoor Coalition will be hosting the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend from Friday, February 13 - Sunday, February 15! This event will be happening throughout the whole state of Maine and will feature a variety of different outdoor winter activities including ice skating, skiing, and hiking. With free events set up for every age group, the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a delightful way to enjoy the wonders of winter!

For more information on the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, click here.

Feb 17 - Hridaya Hermitage Yogis Session

Zev Yoga Studios, 16 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH

6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Zev Yoga will be hosting the Hridaya Hermitage yogis at their Portsmouth studio starting on February 12th, this will be their second session. They will be there every Tuesday and Thursday for the rest of February to offer a glimpse into their rich living tradition. They will be performing the traditional Vashi yoga practice as well as bringing their energetic and spirited practice to a total of 5 sessions. This is a donation based program and the suggested donation is $20.00 per session, or $80.00 for all 5 sessions, including the special home session on February 18th. This is a unique experience for anyone, especially those with a genuine interest in yoga, and can provide real insight to those who attend.

For more information on the Hridaya Hermitage yogis, click here.

Feb 17 - Business Makes a Difference Volunteer Fair

Timberland, 200 Domain Drive, Stratham, NH

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Volunteer NH in partnership with NHBSR is presenting the first Business Makes a Difference Volunteer Fair on February 17th at Timberland. This fair is to offer the community an opportunity to meet area nonprofits and learn about their efforts and volunteer needs. There is also the opportunity to meet with Timberland's Senior Manager of Community Engagement at 3:00 p.m. to learn how to make employee volunteer programs work for you!

To register, click here.

Feb 18 - Hridaya Hermitage Yogis Home Session

Contact: info@zevyoga.com

7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Zev Yoga will be hosting the Hridaya Hermitage yogis at their home on Wednesday, February 18th, which is a part of the 5 session long program that they are hosting in Portsmouth, NH. This session will include chanting, meditation, and a Q & A session, as well as light refreshments. This is a donation based program and the suggested donation is $20.00 per session, or $80.00 for all 5 sessions, including this special home session. This is a unique experience for anyone, especially those with a genuine interest in yoga, and can provide real insight to those who attend. 

For more information on the Hridaya Hermitage yogis, click here.

To find out the precise location of this session, email info@zevyoga.com.

 

Feb 18 - Science Cafe with Carsey

Portsmouth Brewery, 56 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH

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

NH EPSCoR is hosting the 2015 Portsmouth Science Café Series: From Rising Seas to Commercialization. Rising tides and flooding, the government's role in building the economy, and the commercialization of university research will be discussed at this event. This is a free gathering, featuring Michael Ettlinger and Michael Swack who will discuss the government's role in building our economy as well as answering questions. The doors will open at 5:00 p.m. for food and drinks. This is a great way to learn about the communication between scientists and the public and how it can be improved.

For more information, click here.

 

Feb 18 - The Burden: Fossil Fuels, the Military, and National Security

The Music Hal Loft, 131 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Truman National Security Project is presenting the film "The Burden: Fossil Fuels, the Military, and National Security" at The Music Hall.  Join in on the screening of the documentary which shows how the U.S. dependence on fossil fuels is the greatest long-term threat to national security.  The opening reception starts at 5:30 p.m. and the screening starts at 6.  Sen. Jeanne Shaheen will give the opening remarks for the presentation.  Following the screening will be a panel discussion with Michael Breen, executive director of The Truman National Security Project, Hon. Sharon Burke, former assistant secretary of defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, and Rear Admiral Jonathan White, director U.S. Navy Task Force on Climate Change.  See the trailer for the film on YouTube here and the website for the film here.

Feb 19 - Girl's Night Out Style Event

Harbor Eyecare Center, 161 Deer Street, Portsmouth NH 03801

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Harbor Eyecare Center will be hosting a special evening of shopping with friends for the newest styles of fashion eyewear. Join Harbor Eyecare's team of professional frame stylists Sean, Hayley, Chelsea, and Aaron - along with Bobbie Mirabito from New York eyewear company - as you shop around for the latest in fashion eyewear. MODO. Enjoy complimentary wine, cheese, and chocolate while viewing the showcare of new eyewear from MODO and the ECO Collections. ECO is Harbor Eyecare Center's environmentally-friendly fashion eyewear, and is the only brand in the world that makes their frames from 95% recycled materials, with their cases are made from recycled water bottles. Other new frame styles from Tom Ford, Gucci, Kate Spade, and Banana Republic will also be showcased. This event is both free and open to the public.

 

Feb 21 - Essential Pets & Livestock Care

Five Acre Farm, 85 White Oak Rd., Center Barnstead, NH 03225

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jessia Herbert-Pearson is holding a class on how essential oils can naturally help your pets and/or your livestock live a healthy life at Five Acres Farm.  Learn how essential oils can help with both short-term and chronic issues that your pet and/or livestock may be experiencing.  The class is free.  For more information call (603) 731-5921 or send an e-mail.

Feb 21 - 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 gatewaytomaine.org/farmersmarket or contact Steph Oeser at (207) 363-4422.

Feb 21 - 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.

Feb 22 - Join the Men of the St. John's Compline Choir for Service During Lent

St. John's Episcopal Church, 100 Chapel Street, Portsmouth

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Each Sunday during Lent, the St. John's Men's Compline Choir will lead a service of compline made up of psalms, hymns, and intone prayers for the day's end. The service is a revival of the work done by monks to take them into the "Great Silence" of nighttime and requires no participation by the audience. The simple compline service lasts around 30 minutes and although visitors do not need to actively participate, anyone interested in singing with the men's Compline Choir is encouraged to join.

Contact John Stromgren at Lutepisk@gmail.com, or 603-431-5172 if you are interested in singing with the choir. 

For more information on the services, click here.

Feb 24 - 4th Annual Clash of the IPAs at TJ's

54 Daniel St., Portsmouth

7:00 p.m.

The Portsmouth breweries and restaurants have come together to celebrate local beer and push Portsmouth further along in becoming known as a great American beer city. Portsmouth Beer Week will be in full swing from February 21- March 2, with various tastings and events throughout the city each night. Redhook Brewery and Smuttynose Brewing Company are at the center of many of the events during Beer Week and will be featured at the 4th Annual Clash of the IPAs at TJ's along with other IPAs from around the country. Featured beers will include the Moat Mountain East Intervale IPA, Grumpy Monk Belgian IPA, and of course, the Redhook Longhammer IPA and Smuttynose Rye IPA. If you are unable to make it to the Clash of the IPAs on Tuesday, check out the other events going on throughout the week and don't miss this special chance to explore all the best breweries and restaurants in Portsmouth. 

Click here for the full listing of events going on during Portsmouth Beer Week 2015. 

Feb 25 - New Hampshire Beer Tasting at the Craft Beer Cellar

767 Islington st., Portsmouth

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Portsmouth breweries and restaurants have come together to celebrate local beer and to push Portsmouth further along in becoming known as a great American beer city. Portsmouth Beer Week will be in full swing from February 21- March 2, with various tastings and events throughout the city each night. Redhook Brewery is at the center of many of the events during Beer Week and will be featured at the New Hampshire Beer Tasting at the Craft Beer Cellar along with beers from breweries across the state. Featured breweries will include 603 Brewery, Kelsen Brewery, Tuckerman's Brewing Co., and of course, Redhook Brewery. Redhook will also be offering small batch taste testing and tours all week long at the Brewery! If you are unable to make it to the beer tasting on Wednesday, check out the other events going on throughout the week and don't miss this special chance to explore all the best breweries and restaurants in Portsmouth.

Click here for the full listing of events going on during Portsmouth Beer Week 2015.

Feb 25 - ELA's 21st Annual Conference and Eco-Marketplace: Intensive Workshops

1277 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103

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

Changes in landscape have rapidly increased over the years, and it is critical to preserve our resources and help sustain local ecosystems.The Ecological Landscape Alliance is hosting its 21st Annual Conference and Eco-Marketplace with intensive workshops being offered on the first of this two day ecological educational experience. Workshops include Creating and Sustaining Dynamic Landscapes in which attendees will go "from seed to success" , and New Strategies for Water Conservation, a workshop series that educates how to get the most of from your water and into your landscapes. The Eco-Marketplace will be open from the start of the conference, until 6:30 p.m. After hours will feature a time for networking before a keynote dinner featuring Rick Darke, a widely published author, photographer, lecturer, and consultant dedicated to the design an stewardship of livable landscapes. These events will be held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA. 

Early registration discounts available until 2/18 and discounted Marriot Hotel rates until 2/16.

For more information on the day's events, click here

To register for this two-day event, click here
 

 

Feb 25 - Smuttynose's Hayseed Farmstyle Restaurant Grand Opening

105 Towle Farm Rd, Hampton, NH

4:00 p.m.

The long awaited day is just around the corner! Smuttynose Brewing Company is set to open Hayseed Farmstyle Restaurant at Towle Farm, in the renovated Victorian Farmhouse across from the brewery. The new restaurant focuses on serving a farmstyle cuisine using many locally sourced ingredients and will also feature more than two dozen taps. Executive chef Kevin Hahn, who was a co-owner of Pepperland Cafe in South Berwick, Maine, will oversee the menu and utilize as much as possible from area farms, fisheries, and on site gardens. Hayseed will be open this Wednesday from 4 p.m.- 11 p.m. and will begin on a normal hours of operations schedule. The restaurant seats 95 people with space for an additional 35 in the outdoor beer garden open during the warmer months- seating is on a first come first service basis, as the they will not be taking reservations.

Feb 26 - ELA's 21st Annual Conference and Eco-Marketplace: Conference Sessions and Idea Exchange

1277 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103

7:30AM - 5:00PM

Enjoy the second day of the Ecological Landscape Alliance's 21st Annual Conference and Eco-Marketplace, with conference sessions and an idea exchange being offered during this two-day ecological educational experience. The second day of this conference will feature irrigation workshops, discussions on plant conservation, and other ways to improve landscapes. The Eco-Marketplace will also be open on this day, and the conference will close with an idea exchange discussing Designing with the Rating System. These events will be held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA. 

Early registration discounts available until 2/18 and discounted Marriot Hotel rates until 2/16.

For more information on this day's events, click here.

To register for the conference, click here
 

 

Feb 27 - Redhook Brewers Pub Crawl

Downtown Portsmouth

4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The Portsmouth breweries and restaurants have come together to celebrate local beer and to push Portsmouth further along in becoming known as a great American beer city. Portsmouth Beer Week will be in full swing from February 21- March 2, with various tastings and events throughout the city each night. Redhook Brewery is at the center of many of the events during Beer Week and has organized the Redhook Brewers Pub Crawl on Friday night, where crawlers can meet the brewers at RiRa, Fat Belly's, The Thirtsy Moose, and The Rusty Hammer. Guests will have the chance to win prizes and can enjoy $3 pints of Longhammer IPA, ESB, and their latest small batch creations. Redhook will also be offering small batch taste testing and tours all week long at the Brewery! If you are unable to make it to the Pub Crawl on Friday night, check out the other events going on throughout the week and don't miss this special chance to explore all the best breweries and restaurants in Portsmouth.

Click here for the full calendar of events. 

Feb 27 - Back in Black at the Press Room

77 Daniel St., Portsmouth

7:00 p.m.

Stop by the Press Room this Friday night when Smuttlabs and Stone Brewing Co. will go head to head in the fight to find the best dark beer! This special event is part of the Portsmouth Beer Week where Portsmouth breweries and restaurants have come together to celebrate local beer and to push Portsmouth further along in becoming known as a great American beer city. Portsmouth Beer Week will be in full swing from February 21- March 2, with various tastings and events throughout the city each night. At the Press Room you can expect to see the Smuttlabs Rye IPA, Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Pepper, Stone Imperial Stout, and the world release of THE STALLION Imperial Stout from Smuttlabs! Brewers from both establishments will be at the event to chat about their love for craft beer. If you are unable to make it, check out the other events going on throughout the week and don't miss this special chance to explore all the best breweries and restaurants in Portsmouth.

Click here for the full calendar of events during Portsmouth Beer Week. 

Feb 28 - ConTutti! El Primo Salsa Night: Fundraiser Dance and Silent Auction

Portsmouth VFW, 238 Deer St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

7:00 p.m.

Help musical group, Con Tutti!, raise money for their April 2015 trip to Puerto Rico in support of two charities which are critical to the island. Contutti! is traveling to sing and fundraise for the protection of El Yunque National Rainforest, and the Ricky Martin Foundation, which works to eradicate human trafficking in children worldwide. Participants can partake in a beginner salsa lesson, silent auction items, and delicious food all while listening to the dance-enducing sounds of Latin band Primo Cubano. One of the members of Con Tutti! is Dr. Amy Pruszenski from Harbor Eyecare Center, a business that reflects sustainable practices - from their comprehensive recycling program to their incorporation of frames made of recycled materials. 

If you would like to attend this event to help Dr. Pruszenski and the other members of Con Tutti! get to Puerto Rico for their fundraising trips, tickets ($15 each in advance/ $20 at the door) can be purchased here

 

Feb 28 - CSA Day at the Winter Farmers’ Market

Exeter High School, 1 Blue Hawk Drive, Exeter, NH

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

Each CSA is unique, offering different pick up locations, diversity of products, and experiences. CSA Days at the market give you a chance to ask questions and find the right CSA for you. Whether you are interested in a traditional boxed share, farm credit based share, local delivery or on-farm pick up, there will be a farm for you. There are spring and summer, fall, and year round CSA options.

More more information, visit http://seacoasteatlocal.org/find-local-food/our-winter-farmers-market/.

Feb 28 - Pick Your Protein Day at the Winter Market

Exeter High School, 1 Blue Hawk Drive, Exeter, NH

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

Pick your Protein Winter Farmers’ Market at Exeter High School from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Whether you are looking for something grass fed, pasture raised, certified organic or beyond, there is a farm at market to fill your needs. Take a little time and learn more about the farms that will be in attendance. You can also make your list up early and search by product to find out who has what you want and when they'll be at market.

For more information, click here