Events : October, 2015

Oct 01 - Renew the 603

Smuttynose Brewery, Hampton

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Renew the 603 will highlight renewable efforts around the Seacoast giving insight into what is going on in our backyard and what makes these projects possible. The format will be a fun and dynamic "lightning round" with each speaker talking for 3 to 5 minutes on topics such as technology, policy, & implementation and Q&A. Following the talks there will be a reception & brewery tours showcasing the sustainable measures of LEED certified & repurposed Smuttynose Brewery. 

Click here for more information, and to register for the free event. 

Oct 01 - Smuttynose's Big A Double IPA Joins Big Beer Series Full-Time

Hampton, NH

8 a.m.

After a year long hiatus from production, Big A Double IPA will join Smutty's Big Beer Series graduates, Baltic Porter and Really Old Brown Dog. It will also be available in kegs. This time around, Big A is a little bit different than before. The brew is now lower in alcohol, by about 1.25 percent to a target of about 8.5 percent. This will make the beer more drinkable for some. There have also been changes to the dry hopping schedule and hop blend, which is now a blend of Falconer’s Flight, Bravo, Saphir and Citra (a popular variety amongst brewers and drinkers).

Year-round Big A goes on sale at the brewery on October 1, with shipments to distributors beginning shortly after that. Big A will be produced in limited amounts to begin to ensure stores, bars and restaurants receive the freshest supply.

Oct 01 - New England Women in Energy Meeting and Tour

Redhook Brewery, 1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join the New Hampshire CleanTech Council for a New England Women in Energy Event at Redhook Brewery. This evening will include a tour of the new cogen facility at Redhook and a tasting in their event room. The first 25 women to RSVP to will have their tasting fee covered by the NH CleanTech Council, all others can pay $5 at the door. 

Oct 02 - Climate Reality Project "Know Tomorrow" Event at UNH

UNH Campus, Durham NH

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Climate Reality Project, a non-profit dedicated to uniting the world to achieve net zero carbon emissions, will hold a huge visibility event to mobilize students and community memebers on the University of New Hampshire campus aptly entitled, “Know Tomorrow”. The event will gather 500+ UNH students to show their support for a strong commitment at COP21. This vibrant event will include live music, free food, free gear, fun activities and many participating student organizations.

Oct 04 - 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 if you're interested in becoming a vendor.

Oct 07 - Community Supper to Benefit the Great Bay Stewards

Robert's Maine Grill

4:00 p.m. - Close

The Great Bay Stewards, a non-profit, hard-working environmental and conservation organization benefiting the Great Bay Estuary, will be hosting two separate community suppers at Robert's Maine Grill, Wednesday, October 7 and Wednesday October 14th. A community supper is a simple way for nonprofits to raise funds quietly, a portion of the proceeds of meals will go directly to help fund the good work the Great Bay Stewards does for the Estuary around us. No conferences, no committments, no speakers, just eat, realx and Robert's Provides GBS with a monetary portion of sales for that evening. So if you're headed out to eat that week - mark the dates!

Robert's Maine Grill, October 7th and October 14th, 326 Route 1, Kittery, Maine

For more information on the Great Bay Stewards click here

Oct 09 - Maine Walk for Peace

Ellsworth, ME to Portsmouth

All Day Event

From October 9 to October 23, peace groups from across New England will walk from Ellsworth, ME to Portsmouth in the Maine Walk for Peace. This march along the Maine coastline is focused on militarization of the seas, the impact of the United States military on sea life and climate, and the need to transition from the military industrial complex to alternative energy production like wind turbines. Groups such as Veterans for Peace, Peace Action Maine, and Seacoast Peace Response have come together to organize this event and welcome all to join them for part or the entire walk. Local sponsors are also needed to provide meeting space and overnight accomodations in Portsmouth.

Click here for more information. 

Oct 10 - Smuttynose Brewing Co. Oktoberfest

105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton, NH

2 - 7 p.m.

Smuttynose Brewing Company celebrates fall with its first Oktoberfest Party on October 10 at the brewery in Hampton from 2 - 7 p.m. Like any good party, there'll be live music, games, delicious food and (of course) plenty of beer, featuring Smuttlabs Oktoberfest lager, brewed specifically for the event, Vunderbar German pilsner, Finest Kind IPA, Pumpkin Ale, and new release Big A double IPA. Food will be provided by The Old Salt, Clyde's Cupcakes food truck and more. Live music will be provided by Boston-based Bearstronaut, recently the winner of Converse's Rubber Tracks contest, as well as Brooklyn's Superhuman Happiness.

Tickets are on sale now at Smuttynose, Portsmouth Brewery and in the Smuttynose e-store. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and include entrance to the party and the first beer poured in a souvenir glass half-liter mug. Food and drink are pay as you go. In the event of rain, pre-sale tickets will be refunded with a $15 gift card that can be used at Smuttynose, Hayseed Restaurant, or Portsmouth Brewery.


Oct 10 - History and Hilarity: Celebrating 20 Years of the Jordan Institute

Capitol Center for the Arts - Concord, NH

Doors open at 4:30 p.m., show starts at 5 p.m.

For twenty years, The Jordan Institute has helped guide New Hampshire's conversation about energy, economic, environmental, and public health issues. Join them on October 10, 2015 to celebrate their big anniversary! The event will feature stand-up economist, author and comedian Yorum Bauman. 

RSVP and learn more here.

Oct 10 - Spooktacular Kids Festival to Support Rett's Roost

Stratham Hill Park, Rte 33

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Spooktacular Kids Festival will be a fun fall event for the whole family. Enjoy a spooky fun run, music, magic, train ride, face painting, games, crafts, a toy flea market, food trucks, and much more! This day in Stratham Hill Park will be a fundraiser for Rett’s Roost, a –sanctuary for cancer families to relax with a free weekend getaway after spending months or years in hospitals. 

Click here for more information. 

Oct 11 - The Art of Reuse

3s Artspace, 319 Vaughan Street, Portsmouth, NH

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) is a New Hampshire-based nonprofit working with student leaders across the country to build a world where landfills and incinerators are obsolete. The organization was founded by the creators of the UNH Trash 2 Treasure program, which helps students from across the country combat waste on their college campuses.

Join PLAN for an evening benefit of art, hors d'oeuvres, and community as they celebrate the reuse movement. The Art of Reuse will feature both local and nationally recognized artists who incorporate found objects, recycled materials, or messages about consumption and waste into their work.

The event will include both a silent and live auction, an open bar provided by Smuttynose Brewing Company, and light hors d'oeuvres. 

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Join the Green Alliance and get a free ticket to the Art of Reuse!


Oct 11 - NextGen Climate Presents "Local Everything" at Throwback Brewery

Throwback Brewery, 7 Hobbs Road, North Hampton, NH

1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Join local experts from the education, business, agriculture, and policy sectors to discuss how climate change and our agriculture system are connected, and what we can d to lessen our impact through policy, education and every day consumer decisions! The panel will also include special guest, Lorraine S. Merrill, Commissioner of the NH Dept. of Agriculture. NextGen presents another awesome FREE event to educate the public on climate issues. Enjoy $3 beers from Throwback Brewery as you network and socialize with the green community.

RSVP here 

Oct 13 - All About Internships: How to Attract and Retain UNH Talent

UNH Durham, MUB 203

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

If your company needs talent to help you solve problems and keep your business growing, an intern from UNH can help.

This program is for any employer who wants to create their first internship or enhance an existing opportunity. Attendees will learn useful information and best practices based on employer and student input, including:

  • ​Internships defined: UNH and NH Department of Labor requirements explained
  • Paid vs. Non-Paid vs. Academic Credit Internships: Pros and Cons
  • How to develop an internship that benefits employers and students
  • Creating effective internship descriptions and how to use Wildcat Careers to connect with UNH students
  • Mentoring and supervision best practices
  • Evaluation and follow-up post internship

Jason Whitney, Internship Coordinator/Employer Relations at the UNH Career Center, has been helping employers and UNH students connect for over 10 years, and will be facilitating the program. The event will be in the University of New Hampshire, Memorial Union Building (MUB), Room 203 and lunch is provided. Space is limited, RSVP to

Oct 14 - Local Energy Working Group Webinar Series: Launch Your Own Solarize Campaign


noon to 1:00 p.m.
We've all heard about Solarize campaigns. They're popping up all over and leaving a trail of solar homes in their wake. Now it's your turn. Vital Communities, the nonprofit behind Solarize Upper Valley, has created a comprehensive toolkit with timelines, templates, and examples to help any community Solarize. Vital Communities' own Sarah Simonds will walk us through the online Solarize Toolkit and offer tips on where to start and what to expect. We'll also hear from Pete LaBelle of Cavendish, Vermont, who led his energy committee in a Solarize campaign this summer.
Sarah Simonds, Vital Communities
Peter LaBelle, Cavendish Energy Committee
To register, or to request additional information, please click on the titles or contact Leigh Cameron, Energy & Climate Program Coordinator, 603-905-9915, or

Oct 14 - Community Supper' to benefit Great Bay Stewards

Robert's Maine Grill

4:00 p.m. - Close

The Great Bay Stewards, a non-profit, hard-working environmental and conservation organization benefiting the Great Bay Estuary, will be hosting two separate community suppers at Robert's Maine Grill, Wednesday, October 7 and Wednesday October 14th. A community supper is a simple way for nonprofits to raise funds quietly, a portion of the proceeds of meals will go directly to help fund the good work the Great Bay Stewards does for the Estuary around us. No conferences, no committments, no speakers, just eat, realx and Robert's Provides GBS with a monetary portion of sales for that evening. So if you're headed out to eat that week - mark the dates!

Robert's Maine Grill, October 7th and October 14th, 326 Route 1, Kittery, Maine

For more information on the Great Bay Stewards click here

Oct 14 - NH Climate Action Roundtable- The Road to Paris

Portsmouth Brewery, 56 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Join business, faith, elected, and community leaders to celebrate the anniversary of the New York City People’s Climate March and look ahead to the international climate change negotiations in Paris.  New Hampshire climate change impacts will be highlighted and solutions such as the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will be presented in a roundtable format. Enjoy a beer among likeminded citizens at the Portsmouth Brewery, a local sustainable business.
Current participants/validators include:
Portsmouth Mayor Bob Lister
Mary Westfall, Senior Pastor of Community Church of Durham
Father Sam Fuller, OFM CAP
Julie Gorte, PaxWorld Funds
Jack Kenworthy, Eolian Energy
Peter Egelston, Smuttynose Brewery

Oct 15 - Plugging Into Nature: A Community Conversation

Shapleigh School Cafeteria

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
In our busy, screen-focused lives, what does nature offer us?
Join the Conversation! 
Dan Gardoqui, Director of White Pine Programs, and Dr. Glen Gruba, the psychologist for The Kittery Schools, will bring their perspectives to this conversation about the benefits and challenges of spending time in nature and the ways unstructured time outdoors improves our kids' lives.
Program for kids in the Shapleigh Library: The Center for Wildlife --
"Nocturnal Animals," 
featuring a live owl, bat, and opossum!
Hosted by Kittery Land Trust and The Kittery School Department,
this event is free and open to the public. More details here.

Oct 15 - Just One Thing Sustainability Slam

LaBelle Winery, 345 NH-101, Amherst, NH

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join New Hamphsire Businesses for Social Responsibility for an innovative night of sharing impactful sustainability stories, and expanding networks to strengthen sustainability efforts! The Just One Thing Sustainability Slam will feature twelve of the top Just One Thing stories, four in each category (Environment, Workplace and Community). Two large company and two small company stories will be shared in 90 seconds or less. Atendees will vote for the best story, and will also appetizers and two drink tickets. Click here for more information. 

Oct 15 - Sustaining Member Fall Sunset Sail

The Gundalow Company, 60 Marcy St., Portsmouth

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Come along with the Green Alliance for our annual Fall Foliage Sunset Sail aboard the gundalow Piscataqua! Join the Green Alliance as a new Sustaining Member and you will get four free tickets on our private charter sail. Guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers and beer, as well as live music while we sail down the Piscataqua River and take in great views of the fall sunset. 

A Sustaining Membership gets you a lifetime of GA Business Discounts, Green Alliance events and cutting edge environmental information. Sustaining Members never have to renew and are telling us and the world that they believe in the power of a local green economy.

Click here to join as a Sustaining Member and email to collect your tickets. 

Oct 16 - Revolving Band Concert to benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger

Various venues across Kittery, Maine

6:00 p.m.
End 68 Hours of Hunger is a local program that provides food to school-aged children on Friday afternoon in order to sustain them through the weekend. The Kittery chapter of this organization will be hosting a Revolving Band Concert to benefit the cause. Join them on October 16th at 6:00 p.m. for seven bands, 4 venues and one amazing cause. Every half hour, bands will switch venues! Bands include Soggy Po Boys, Martin England & The Reconstructed, Kate Redgate, Broken Amps, Seth Gooby, Kid Coyote, and JD3.  Venues include: 2nd Christian Church, Kittery Dance Hall, Buoy, and Doo. Donations will be accepted at each of the locations. All proceeds go towards fighting hunger for kids K-12. For more information click here.
Just us Chickens Gallery is benefitting this cause by donating a gift basket stuff with $300 worth of prizes to one lucky raffle ticket holder. Tickets are on sale from October 8th to November 6th with a drawing on November 7th during the gallery's 10 year anniversary celebration. For more info, visit here.

Oct 17 - New Hampshire BrewFest to Benefit Prescott Park Arts Festival

Redhook Brewery

1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Redhook Brewery will be hosting it’s seventh annual New Hampshire BrewFest to benefit the Prescott Park Arts Festival this weekend on October 17th with two sessions offered, either 1 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m. 
The event will take place at Redhook’s location at the Pease International Tradeport. Hosted in conjunction with the Master Brewers Association and WHEB’s The Morning Buzz, the event features a lively array of music and craft brews. More than 40 breweries will be present and making available more than 170 different craft brews for ticket holders to sample.  
Admission tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the entrance. A VIP session is also offered between noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance only until Friday night. This event has been incredibly popular, selling out in past years - event organizers expect a full house. Tickets include a 5-ounce souvenir sample cup to use sampling all the unique craft beverages. For more details visit here.

Oct 17 - Fall Folliage Walk at Brave Boat Headwaters

Brave Boat Harbor Road (Rte. 103) between mailboxes 188 - 190 (near Kittery-York line)

10 a.m.
Gather your family and friends to enjoy the fall foliage on this walk in the stonewall-dotted woods of Brave Boat Headwaters. Get to know this quintessential New England landscape that Kittery Land Trust is working to protect.
Park along the side of the road. Carpooling is encouraged!
More details here.

Oct 20 - This Changes Everything

The Music Hall, Portsmouth

7:00 p.m.

Filmed over 211 days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Click here for more information.

Oct 21 - Breakfast and Brain Power: Recruiting on a Dime

Cultural Chemistry, 150 Dow Street, Manchester

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Before you head to the office for the day, join Cultural Chemistry for a Breakfast and Brain Power event where you will learn how to find great employees without the help of a recruiting agency. Attendees will gain insight to writing job posts that attract better applicants, building an employer branding, and understanding how to attract the professionals that fit your company culture. Mirjam IJtsma, president of Cultural Chemistry will share her experiences when recruiting for businesses in New Hampshire and how she finds the talent that fit the culture of an organization without spending a ton of money.

Click here for more information and to register. 

Oct 21 - Top Ten Questions About Healthcare

RiverWoods, 5 Timber Lane, Exeter

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

Join the professionals at RiverWoods for a discussion about some of the most common questions about healthcare at the continuing care retirement community. Speakers will include Mary Flanagan, a nurse practitioner, Christine Hegarty, Director of Social Services, and Cindy Martin, V.P of Health Care. This event serves as an introduction to healthcare at RiverWoods and is open to people who are not currently enrolled in the Futrure Resident Program. The event will include lunch, but seating is limited. Reserve your spot today at (603) 658 - 3014. 

Oct 22 - International Climate Policy Event

UNH Durham, Kingsbury Hall S145

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Hear about the implications for success or failure of the climate talks in Paris from Rafe Pomerance, who led the U.S. delegation in the climate negotiations in Kyoto as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment and Development from 1993-1997. The discussion will touch on how climate change arrived on the global and national agenda, the emotional side of negotiating a global climate treaty, Paris and the fate of the Arctic, and failing emissions reductions. Rafe Pomerance is a member of the Polar Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences, and chairs Arctic 21, a network of organizations that communicate the state of the Arctic and develop policy responses to new scientific information.

As the founder of the Climate Policy Center, he forged bipartisan approaches to climate policy. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment and Development from 1993-1997, where he was responsible for many multilateral issues and led the US delegation to the negotiations on climate change, and to the Biodiversity Convention. He has also focused on strategic, science-based policy in his roles with the World Resources Institute; Friends of the Earth (including four years as president); the National Clean Air Coalition; and the Urban Environment Conference; and has served as founder and board chair of American Rivers, and board chair of the League of Conservation Voters, among others.



Oct 22 - "Unleashing Solar Power in New Hampshire", SEARIE "Energy Share" Panel Discussion and Potluck Dinner

Portsmouth Women's City Club

6:30 p.m.

Join the Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative for their panel discussion and potluck dinner on Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30 PM at the Portsmouth Women's City Club, 375 Middle St. The public discussion was organized in response to growing concerns that solar power could be constrained from future development in the Granite State due to existing policies and limits imposed on utility support for solar, including a “cap” on net metering connections.

For more information on SEAREI (Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative) and how to get involved, visit their website: or “like” them on Facebook.

Oct 23 - Business Fundamentals Bootcamp

Crowne Plaza, Nashua, NH

11 am

Attend a Business Fundamentals Bootcamp event to take place on October 23rd, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua, NH. The Theme of this event is "Financing: How to Match the Right Source to the Right Need", and the event concludes with a networking reception for participants and presenters.

As with past Bootcamp events, we will be lining up an all-star cast of participants from the local business community as speakers and panelists. The Bootcamp Series is designed especially for Owners and CXO's of growing businesses with a focus on the tactical and operational expertise needed to manage a growing business. More than 20 speakers will lead sessions focused on the functional areas of marketing, finance, law and human resources to 100+ attendees.

This event is free for GA Business Partners and their employees as well as for existing Sustaining Members.Not a Sustaining member? Join today and email with your RSVP to this event to confirm your free tickets.

To register, click here.

To learn more about our Bootcamp Series, go to


Oct 23 - Promise of Offshore Wind Development for a Peace Transition at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

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

7:00 p.m.

Gather for a discussion on offshore wind at the Portsmouth Naval Yard, led by Doug Bogen, Director of the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League. This talk is in conjunction with the finale of the Maine Peace Walk, Oct. 9 - 24, to focus attention on the need to demilitarize our seas, better protect sea life, and convert our fossil fuel dependent military industrial complex to sustainable technologies.

Oct 24 - Halloween in Nature

Mount Agamenticus, Mountain Rd, York

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Ever wonder what those bumps, howls, hoots and screeches in the night really are? Join the York Center for Wildlife to learn all about the nocturnal wildlife of our region and what they might be up to this fall.

The evening will start at the Learning Lodge for a program with live animal ambassadors, then grab your flashlight and head out on a twilight hike, calling for owls and listening for other animals that go bump in the night!

This is open to all ages, and has a suggested donation of $7 per person which goes directly to support their work with local wildlife. Reservations are required and space is limited.Email Emily, at to reserve your spot today.

Oct 24 - Great Bay 5K

Begins at Sandy Point Rd, Stratham, NH

9:00 a.m.

Green Alliance Business Partner, Great Bay Stewards is proud to announce their Great Bay 5K in support of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Great Bay Discovery Center. The Great Bay 5K has a unique race-within-a-race called the Mackenzie Mile. The first male and female racers to reach the 1 mile mark (and who finish the race at a similar pace) will each receive a $50 award. There is also a FREE Fun Run open to children ages 2-10, and will start at approximately 9:50 just past the finish line for the 5K as well as a costume contest for participants with the best costume.

There will be many treats available to racers after the race, as well as restorative post-race massages from the Seacoast Spine & Sports Injuries Clinic personnel. Registration for the 2015 Great Bay 5K is now open! Registration for the Great Bay 5K is only $25, until October 21, and $30 after that and on race day. There is a registration limit of 1,300 racers, so register today!

For more information about the race, click here.

To register, click here.


Oct 31 - Grassroots Fund's RootSkills Networking & Training Retreat

Keene, NH

9:30 a.m.
RootSkills brings together New England volunteer leaders working on projects that make their communities more healthy, just, safe, and environmentally sustainable. The event creates space for networking, good-food-eating, relaxing, interesting-conversations-having and community organizing skills-building.
The Grassroots Fund and several partners managed to pull together four day-long workshop tracks and an early-bird track, with facilitators that really understand the specific challenges of community-based efforts
• Early-bird Track: Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund Community Organizing Clinic
• Track One: Leadership Skills for Networked Work
• Track Two: Fundraising Essentials for Grassroots Organizations
• Track Three: A Crash Course in Effective Communications and Relationship-Building
• Track Four: Personal Leadership - Working for Change from the Inside Out
On Saturday evening there will be a great dinner followed by an evening program where guest speakers will discuss regional strategies and trends. In between speakers there will be performances by spoken word artists.
Sunday kicks off with yoga for people who want to rise, shine, and stretch. There will be two shorter workshops, Building and Maintaining Your Group for the Long Haul & Introduction to Cooperatives. Folks will be on the road back home by noon!
Thank you to the Tidewater Seed Fund, Lakes Region Environmental Fund, and the Flatirons Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Antioch University for their support of this event.
For more specific times and registration visit here.