Events : June, 2015

Jun 02 - Volunteer Opportunity alongside the Kittery Land Trust

Seapoint Beach on Cutts Island, Kittery, ME 03905

9:00 a.m.

 The Kittery Land Trust is seeking volunteers to join in on a collaborative effort to clear invasive plants within their Seapoint property. These plants are limiting the growth of plants native to the area. A KLT steward will be present to assist in identifying the invasive plants. This effort serves as a chance to become more familiarized with invasive and native plants in the area, not to mention an excellent oppurtunity to meet fellow do-gooders.

*volunteers are asked to bring gloves and loppers.

To join, contact Alex Dearborn at alex@dearbornauto.com.

For more information on the Kittery Land Trust, click here.

Jun 04 - NHBSR: Tour at Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Brewing, 105 Towle Farm Rd, Hampton, NH 03842

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

Take a look at the behind-the-scenes production of Smuttynose Brewing Company, courtesy of the New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR). Enjoy a fun evening of great beer, food, networking and tours of their new LEED-Gold certified facility. 

Register online here!

Contact Michelle Veasey here for additional information.

 

Jun 06 - Our Old House and Garden Festival

154 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join the Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden for a fun filled garden-themed afternoon, focusing on the botanic beauty of this national historic landmark. The annual Our Old House and Garden Festival provides attendees with the opportunity to take self-guided tours of the house and speak with other organizations and businesses related to the theme of gardens and historic trees. The Moffatt-Ladd House has been a historic house museum for more than 100 years, opening its doors to the public in June of 1912. Connect with the local community in a classic setting surrounded by gardens of English damask rose and an enormous horse chestnut tree. This free and floral festival is open to the public.

Jun 06 - Chowder Festival: New England's Oldest and Largest Chowder Tasting Event

Across from Prescott Park at Strawbery Banke Museum's Puddle Dock

11:30 a.m.

WOKQ's 31st Annual Blue Point Brewing Company Brewing Chowder Festival offers some of the best Chowder the Seacoast has to offer. Each year, more than 4,000 people help kick off the Prescott Park Arts Festival summer season by enjoying more than 500 gallons of piping hot chowder served up for tasting. It is $14 for adults, $7 for youth (12 & under), and members are FREE!

Click here for more information.

 

 

Jun 06 - 6th Annual Herb and Garden Day

McLane Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH

9am - 5pm

 The NH Herbal Network Hosts the 6th Annual Herb and Garden Day, an event that caters to nearly two hundred people who join together every year to learn about the benefits of plants and herbs. This fun day serves to educate the community and to provide support for local herbalists, crafters, and farmers. The event will include workshops, an herbal market fair, and delicious food! Buy your tickets here.

Jun 07 - Kittery Community Market

The Kittery Community Market (KCM), Kittery Center Village at Post Office Square, 10 Shapleigh Road, Kittery, ME

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

The Kittery Community Market will be on Sunday's instead of Wednesday's this year! Beginning June 7th and continuing every Sunday until October 4th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This market is currently seeking vendors, email kitterycommunitymarket@gmail.com if you're interested in becoming a vendor.
 

Jun 07 - Rye Farmer's Market

Rye Center, 580 Washington Road, Rye, NH

2:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.

The Rye Farmer's Market will be open every Wednesday from 2:30p.m. to 5:30p.m. beginning June 24th and continuing until September 23rd. This is a great opportunity to enjoy local fruits, vegetables, flowers, fine crafts and baked goods. There will be several new vendors, such as Churchill's Gardens with flowers and plants and Isles of Shoals Organic Body Products.

For more information on the Rye Farmer's Market, click here.

Jun 08 - Integrated Fitness Free Zumba Demo Class!

42K Dover Point Road Dover, NH 03820: Studio B

6 p.m.

 

Integrated Fitness of Dover is having a fitness party! On June 8th, a free Zumba demo classes will be held for those interested in discovering a fun new way to exercise, or for those who just want to dance! The demo class will be an opportunity to see what Zumba can offer to your health and well being, all while having a ball. The weekly classes have adopted a new time, being 6 p.m. every Monday, beginning on June 15th. It’s only $10 to drop in for a single class, but if you fall in love in the first dance, you can purchase a 10-class punch card for only $89! People at all levels of fitness are encouraged to join in on the fun. Megan, a Licensed Zumba Instructor with a background in dance, will be leading the weekly classes in studio B at Integrated Fitness of Dover. So get those hips moving down to Integrated Fitness of Dover and experience a workout that is truly an exercise-in-disguise!

For more information on Integrated Fitness of Dover, along with other fitness opportunities, click here!
 

Jun 08 - CommuteSmart Seacoast B2B Challenge

NH Seacoast

June 8 starting at 12 a.m. going until June 19 ending at midnight

CommuteSmart Seacoast, a transportation management association, is holding its CommuteSmart Seacoast Challenge for New Hampshire Seacoast Businesses from June 8 until June 19.  CommuteSmart Seacoast promotes smarter and greener commuting including carpooling, riding the bus, walking, and teleworking.  The challenge is the have the smartest and greenest commuting workforce.  Click here for more information and to register your business for the challenge!

Jun 10 - Building a Sustainable Seacoast With Offshore Wind

Portsmouth Library on Parrott Ave. Portsmouth, NH

6:30 p.m.

Paul Williamson, director of Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative, will be hosting a talk on the opportunities provided through the development of offshore wind technology and power production along the Gulf of Maine region. Williamson has been working as a workforce and economic development specialist in Maine since 2006. The Seacoast Anti-Pollution League (SAPL) is sponsoring the event in order to bring attention to the past, current and future implementation of wind power in New England.

Both the public and local officials are urged to attend the event to help spread interest for ocean renewable energy development in New England. These officials, along with other stakeholders are asked to attend the event in an effort to identify and act upon developing floating wind farms along our coast. Join SAPL and various community members at the event on June 10th at 6:30 to help promote new and innovative technologies in support of a more sustainable coast!

For more information on the event, contact SAPL at www.saplnh.org.

Jun 13 - Green Alliance and NHPTV Summer Kick Off Party Cruise

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, 315 Market St., Portsmouth

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Join the Green Alliance and New Hampshire Public Television aboard the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company vessel, the Thomas Leighton, for a night of fun on the Piscataqua. With live music, food, and drinks, the annual Isles of Shoals Steamship party cruise is a summer event you will not want to miss! Humble Be, a local Seacoast band, will provide the music for the night, complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar will be open serving drinks throughout the cruise.

Admission is free for Green Alliance members, but new members are encouraged to join the GA to attend. If you are not yet a member, but are interested in attending the party cruise, become a member today and you will recieve a ticket to the party in the process. Click here to join now for the discounted price of $25 and then RSVP to katelyn@greenalliance.biz to reserve your spot. You can also join for $35 at the dock on the night of the cruise, but we suggest new members join and RSVP in advance as the cruise sold out last year. 

Green Alliance members receive admission for one with their card, and Sustaining members receive admission for two. Kids are free and welcome to attend. Boarding will begin at 7:00 p.m., the the boat will leave the dock at 7:30 p.m., and will return at 10:00 p.m. 

Jun 13 - Showing of the Film: LAST CALL, The Underlying Reasons for the Global Climate Crisis

Unitarian Universalist Church 274 Pleasant St, Concord, NH

7 p.m.

The current global climate crisis is a topic of much debate amongst humans across the globe. There is now a much needed push for discussions on the events leading up to the current crisis we are experiencing today and what needs to happen next to sustain a proper climate. An open invitation has been open to the public to view the Film: Last Call: The Underlying Reasons for the Global Climate Crisis. Discussion topics on unlimited growth and its potentially detrimental effects on our global climate will be presented as a alternative point of view on exactly how we created the global conditions we can see today. The film is backed by 40 years of research developed by scientists of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their research introduces a concept that promotes a change in global climate effects by individual efforts towards a new model of equity and sustainability. Come and join in on riveting discussions to further educate yourself on these ideas.

 

Contact John Warner at jwwarner@mcttelecom.com for more information on the event.

 

Jun 14 - Kittery Community Market

The Kittery Community Market (KCM), Kittery Center Village at Post Office Square, 10 Shapleigh Road, Kittery, ME

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

The Kittery Community Market will be on Sunday's instead of Wednesday's this year! Beginning June 7th and continuing every Sunday until October 4th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This market is currently seeking vendors, email kitterycommunitymarket@gmail.com if you're interested in becoming a vendor.

Jun 16 - 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Best of NH Celebration

Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, Manchester, NH

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

900 Degrees is the proud winner for Best Gourmet Pizza for this year's Best of NH 2015 competition sponsored by New Hampshire Magazine. Join us at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester to help us celebrate! Tickets are $65.00 and can be purchased online.

Click here for more information.

Jun 17 - Gundalow Company History Crawl

60 Marcy St Portsmouth NH 03801

6 - 8 p.m.

On Wednesday, June 17th join Gundalow Company as they set sail on a history crawl abroad the historic gundalow Piscataqua. Come celebrate the seacoast history with some of the locals themselves by joining in on stories, tales and traditional toasts. Enjoy the incredible views of our beautiful coastline from the Piscataqua River and surrounding areas from 6 to 8 p.m., all while diving in on a unique adventure. The crew at Gundalow Company encourages all to come along as tickets are going for $23 a head ($18 for Strawberry Banke Museum members); an outstanding offer for such an endeavor. Contact Gundalow Company for more information about upcoming events at info@gundalow.org or call at 603-433-9505.

 

Jun 19 - Coastal NH Climate Summit: Science to Support Action

Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, 89 Depot Rd, Greenland NH

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The 4th Annual Coastal Climate Summit is a collaborative forum among scientists, natural resource agencies, planners, engineers, municipal leaders, watershed organizations, conservation groups, citizens and others concerned about the impacts of climate change in coastal New Hampshire.

Registration fee is $20 and can be done online here. 

Jun 20 - Kittery Block Party

Wallingford Square

10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

On June 20th, come be a blockhead in the beautiful seacoast town of Kittery! This all day event is sure to be a party not to be missed, offering an array of entertainment, food, local art displays and much more.

The day will kick off with a daytime festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live entertainment such as a performance from the US Navy Band and live African Drumming will be in action during the festival. Bring the kids down for barrel train rides, pony rides, a touch tank activity and a lineup of exciting games. Further into the evening, at 5 p.m., the annual 5k race will be held on an entirely new course. The first 100 registrants will receive a runner’s gift bag. At 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. local bands, artists and poets will be rocking and talking out at the Foreside Music Fest in 6 various locations downtown. In addition to the music festival, the local Talent Show will be held in the Kittery Dance Hall. All efforts will be productively utilized and given back to the community, as they will be funding non-profit organizations local to the area.

For more information on the Kittery Block Party, visit their official webpage.

 

Jun 20 - Kittery Block Party Festival

Downtown Kittery, ME

10 a.m. - 4p.m.

This year's Kittery Block Party is showing all the signs of being the best one yet. Come celebrate the finest from the Seacoast, including restaurants, artists, artisans, local farmers, non-profits, bands, entertainers and more. The focus is local, so what you see, hear and taste comes from the area. There will be children's events, live entertainment throughout the day, demonstrations, educational exhibits and of course, great food. This event is sure to entice, educate, and entertain all ages. KBP is a rain or shine event, and there is no admission fee.

For more information on the Kittery Block Party, visit their official webpage.

 

Jun 20 - Kittery Block Party 5K Road Race

Downtown Kittery, ME

5 p.m.

Bridging the hours between the day-long street festival and the evening entertainment lineup, the Kittery Block Party 5K runners will enjoy a scenic, early-evening run. The new race course now winds Kittery Foreside, heading up Route 1 to the Kittery Traffic Circle, then up Rogers and Shapleigh Roads and back toward the Kittery Post Office. Runners will cross the finish line to cheering spectators. Registration is open until 4pm that day.

For more information on the Kittery Block Party, visit their official webpage.

 

Jun 20 - Kittery Block Party Talent Show & Foreside Music Festival

Fesitval Stage Locations and Kittery Concert Hall

7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

 The Kittery Block Party this Saturday will be finished up with a communtiy talent, where local talent will be showing their stuff. In addition to the talent show, the Foreside Music Fesitval will be starting at 7 p.m. There will be six different stage locations highlighting local music, art and poetry from 20 unique acts. The stages will be sprawled out around the premises of the Block Party, so be sure to try and catch them all if you can!

For more information on Kittery Block Party, visit their official webpage.

Jun 20 - Gundalow Summer Schedule Begins

60 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH

12-2 PM, 3-5 PM, 6-8 PM

The Gundalow Company begins offering three sails a day, seven days a week, as well as half-priced sails on Wednesday nights.

Jun 21 - Ki's Day at Kittery Community Market

Post Office Square, 10 Shapleigh Road, Kittery, Maine

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This Sunday, take the whole family for an outing to remember at the Kittery Community Market, as they are holding an official Kid’s day! The event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Post Office Square in Kittery.

Between the games, prizes and vendors with delicious food and drinks, there’s guaranteed to be something special for everyone. Prizes included a Frisbee from Stratham Mitsubishi, an opportunity to enter to win a Green Alliance membership and a chance to win a kayak courtesy of Portsmouth Kayak Adventures.

Don’t fret for a proper Father’s Day celebration, as the event will offer everything dad needs to have some fun and enjoy his day. Live music by Paul Shumway and Fair Tide and fresh, local food are all a dad needs to stay full and happy. In addition to all this, local artisan work will be available and will help further support the weekly markets.

For more information on Kittery Community MArket, visit their offical page.

 

Jun 21 - Kittery Community Market

The Kittery Community Market (KCM), Kittery Center Village at Post Office Square, 10 Shapleigh Road, Kittery, ME

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

The Kittery Community Market will be on Sunday's instead of Wednesday's this year! Beginning June 7th and continuing every Sunday until October 4th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This market is currently seeking vendors, email kitterycommunitymarket@gmail.com if you're interested in becoming a vendor.

Jun 24 - Rye Farmer's Market

Rye Center, 580 Washington Road, Rye, NH

2:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.

The Rye Farmer's Market will be open every Wednesday from 2:30p.m. to 5:30p.m. beginning June 24th and continuing until September 23rd. This is a great opportunity to enjoy local fruits, vegetables, flowers, fine crafts and baked goods. There will be several new vendors, such as Churchill's Gardens with flowers and plants and Isles of Shoals Organic Body Products.

For more information on the Rye Farmer's Market, click here.

Jun 24 - Contemporary Coastal Issues Series

Prescott Park Dock, Portsmouth, NH

6:00 PM

Sherry Godlewski and Steve Miller of New Hampshire Coastal Adapataion Workgroup will be giving a presentation entitled "Climate Change Impacts to the Seacoast." Tickets are just $15 dollars per person, thanks to the support of the NHCP and RBC Wealth Management.

Jun 24 - Half Price Sailing Wednesdays With Gundalow Company

10 Marcy St Portsmouth, NH

6 p.m.

If you’re in search of an afternoon adventure that won’t break the bank, Gundalow Company has you covered. Starting today, June 24th, the long time local business is offering a deal for an evening sale that’s almost irresistible, running at $15 a head. The sail sale will be every Wednesday until the end of the sailing season, so be sure to catch it while they’re still setting sail!

Those who come aboard are encouraged to bring a picnic or snack for the two-hour excursion. The actual vessel will be passing by highlighted spots along the Piscataqua region coastline that all come along with a unique story and vast history. Special guests Sherry Godlewski and Steve Miller of the New Hampshire Coastal Adaption Workgroup will be holding an open discussion regarding climate change and the impact it has on the regional coast.Hit the water in style and celebrate our rivers by joining Gundalow Company each Wednesday for an authentic New England sailing excursion!

For more information on the weekly excursion or for further dates for sailing, visit Gundalow Company's business page.

 

Jun 25 - Concert Cruise Series

Prescott Park Dock, Portsmouth, NH

6:00 PM

Musicians Kent Allyn and Joyce Anderson will be performing Traditional, R&B standards and fiddle tunes. 

Jun 26 - Country and Western Line Dancing

Rockingham Ballroom, 22 Ash Swamp Road, Newmarket, NH

6:00 p.m. - midnight

Get your dancing shoes on for a night of country and western line dancing, taught by On the Dance Floor's Gail Eaten. For just $15 per person, you can enjoy food, a cash bar, and raffle prizes in addition to dancing the night away. All the proceeds benefit the Community Toolbox, a non-profit Fix-It program in Portsmouth, NH that offers small home repairs to Seacoast neighbors in need. 

Reserve your spot on the dancefloor here.

Jun 27 - Kittery Land Trust Bio Blitz

Brave Boat Harbor Road (Rte 103)

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Kittery Land Trust is holding a Bio Blitz at Brave Boat Harbor on June 27th to promote community to nature connections and educate visitors on local biota. The two-hour event will be filled with enlightening experiences and knowledge on the area. Identify native plants and animals with wildlife enthusiast, Gary Mitchell. Visitors attending are encouraged to wear long-sleeve shirts and pants. Attendees are also asked to park along the shoulder of the road and as always, carpooling is recommended!

For more information, visit the Kittery Land Trust events calender.

Jun 28 - Kittery Community Market

The Kittery Community Market (KCM), Kittery Center Village at Post Office Square, 10 Shapleigh Road, Kittery, ME

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

The Kittery Community Market will be on Sunday's instead of Wednesday's this year! Beginning June 7th and continuing every Sunday until October 4th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This market is currently seeking vendors, email kitterycommunitymarket@gmail.com if you're interested in becoming a vendor.