Events : November, 2015

Nov 04 - Wine and Dine for Whales

Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse, 2024 Woodbury Ave, Newington

11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse will donate 15% of sales to Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation all day on November 4. Diners will enjoy delicious steaks, seafood, chicken and ribs, while learning about the mission and goals of Blue Ocean Society. Blue Ocean Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring people to take action and make a positive change for the ocean. Using its leading research, Blue Ocean Society educates people about marine life and the distinct threats to the marine environment.

Nov 04 - Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Business: Breakfast Seminar

34 Cellu Drive, (off 101A) Nashua, NH

8:00-9:30 a.m.
On Wednesday November 4th Worthern Industries will host a breakfast seminar sponsored by Worthen, the NH Clean Tech Council and NH Businesses for Social Responsibility. A panel will discuss some of the renewable energy options available to small and medium size businesses in New Hampshire. 
 
Expert panel includes:
 
Charlie Niebling, INRS,LLC
Dan Clapp, ReVision Energy
Martin Orio, NE Geothermal
Kate Epsen, NH CleanTech Council
 
The event is free to the business community but space is limited. Register to attend here.
 
 

Nov 04 - Local Energy Working Group Webinar Series: Permaculture and the Built Environment: Building resilience through effective planning and design.

Online

noon to 1:00 p.m.
Jesse Watson will introduce some principles of Permaculture Design as they relate to the built environment. He will explore how permaculture is being used to create ecologically and economically resilient properties. This will include a simple survey of techniques to illustrate how landscape elements and management strategies can make the built environment more energy efficient. Steve Whitman will then explain the interface between this ecological approach to land use change and municipal plans and regulations. This includes identifying potential regulatory barriers to good design and development, and the opportunities that exist locally to guide land use change in a direction that makes each of our communities more ecologically intact and resilient.
 
Interested in learning more about permaculture & its design principles? Check out Permaculture 101: A Design Tool for Grassroots Environmental & Social Change Work.
Presenters:
            • Jesse Watson, Midcoast Permaculture Design
            • Steve Whitman, Resilience Planning & Design
To register, or to request additional information, please click on the titles or contact Leigh Cameron, Energy & Climate Program Coordinator, 603-905-9915, or leigh@grassrootsfund.org.
 
 

Nov 05 - Local Energy Working Group Webinar Series: Energy Efficiency for Low-Income People: The Importance of Grassroots Outreach

Online

noon to 1:00 p.m.
Some of the most effective strategies to bring energy efficiency programming to low-income people are those that use local, trusted community-based networks. Whether you are working to improve the visibility of a short-term campaign or a long-term program, this webinar will help by providing proven strategies and techniques to reach the hard-to-reach. An overview of some of the best practices will be accompanied by discussions of programs through Efficiency Vermont and the Dunbarton Energy Committee and the successful mechanisms used to bring their messages to low-income people.
            • Elizabeth Chant, VEIC
            • Paul Markowitz, Efficiency Vermont
            • Bob Ray, Dunbarton 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 leigh@grassrootsfund.org.
 

Nov 06 - Opening Reception for Portsmouth Artist Kent Maxwell

Zev Yoga Studio, 16 Market Square, Portsmouth

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Drift Gallery will host an opening reception for Portsmouth based painter Kent Maxwell at their collaborative gallery, Zev Yoga Studio. Maxwell specializes in painting New England landscapes and guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist and explore his paintings. The exhibition will run through January 20, 2016 and all artwork is available for purchase through Drift Gallery. Art may be viewed during the artists reception, by appointment, online, or while enjoying any of the yoga classes offered at Zev Yoga Studio. Click here for more information. 

Nov 07 - Newmarket Farmers Market

Newmarket High School

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

The Newmarket Farmers Market is heading indoors for the winter season! The first market will be held Saturday, November 7, and local vendors will include The Root Seller, Hickory Nut Farm, and Ma Gooze's Jams. 

Click here for more information. 

Nov 07 - Acorn School Fall Fundraiser & Back to School Social

Abenaqui Country Club, Rye

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars and get your tickets for the annual Acorn School fall fundraiser to benefit the non-profit preschool and kindergarten located in Stratham. To continue to offer a diverse education to local students, the Acorn School relies on fundraising and donations to bridge the gap between student tuition and everyday operating expenses.

Each fall, they host a fundraiser, which serves as one of the main contributions to the Acorn School Endowment Fund. This year, the fall fundraiser will be held at Abenaqui Country Club in Rye, on Saturday, November 7, from 6 - 10 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend and will enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, raffle prizes, and live and silent auctions, with all proceeds going to the school. This fundraiser, as well as others throughout the year, will support capital improvements, overhead costs, and the Becky Shepard scholarship fund.

Click here for more information.

Nov 07 - Southeast Land Trust Fall Foliage Fundraiser

Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center, 100 Deer St., Portsmouth

6:00 p.m.

Join the Southeast Land Trust for their 13th Annual Fall Foliage Fundraiser at the Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center. This annual party raises more than $50,000 to support conservation and stewardship efforts of the local places we love. The event will feature live music by Sea Smoke, and delicious hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and complimentary beer & wine. There will be a wide variety of local goods to bid on and Justin Conway, professional auctioneer, will orchestrate the live auction, which will offer an array of exciting items from vacations and sports packages to unique Seacoast offerings!

Click here for more information, or contact the event manager, Zoe Aldag, if you are interested in donating to the fundraiser. 

Nov 08 - LAPSS Swim for Haiti

Portsmouth Indoor Pool, 48 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth NH

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

LAPSS, LLC is a private year-round swimming school in Portsmouth, NH. Join Directors Ann Grinnell and Nikki Hill for the 2nd Annual SWIM FOR HAITI event November 8th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Portsmouth Indoor Pool. Everyone is welcome. Kittery Trading Post, the event sponsor, has generously donated a $500.00 gift certificate to be raffled off at the event. Tickets are 1 for $10 and 3 for $25.00. If interested in buying or selling tickets please contact annhgrinnell@icloud.com

Nov 08 - Comedian Wendy Liebman Hits the Stage in Portsmouth

Sheraton Hotel, Portsmouth

7:00 p.m.

Cuzin Richard Entertainment, in partnership with the Boston Comedy Festival bring Wendy Liebman to Portsmouth. Liebman has been seen on America's Got Talent, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Johnny Carson, Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. She has also been a reuglar on the Late Show with David Letterman. Steve Scarfo, a Boston Comedy Festival favorite, will open the show.

10% of net proceeds will go to the New Hampshire Sierra Club.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Nov 12 - Clean Energy & American Leadership: A Discussion with NextGen Climate's Tom Steyer

UNH Memorial Union Building, Theater 2, 83 Main St., Durham

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

NextGen Climate's President Tom Steyer will lead a discussion hosted by NextGen Climate New Hampshire and the University of New Hampshire on the need for American leadership on climate change and clean energy. Climate change is already having an impact on the Granite State's vast and beautiful wildlife, as well as the tourism industry. By urging presidential candidates to set a goal of getting America to more than 50% clean energy by 2030, New Hampshire can influence our next president’s plan for how to address climate change—and our economy will reap the benefits of a new, thriving industry.

This forum will be hosted by the University of New Hampshire's Cameron Wake, and will focus on the upcoming Climate Summit in Paris and how America can lead the world on clean energy. The event will be held in the Memorial Union Building at the University of New Hampshire on November 12 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Click here for more information and to register. 

 

Nov 14 - Market-Based Climate Solutions Discussion at Free Nashua Teach-In

Courtyard by Marriot, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby will sponsor an afternoon teach-in on market-based approaches to address climate change. The teach-in will focus on climate change science, economics, and the legislative landscape. It will feature Dr. James Hansen, Columbia professor and former NASA Chief Climate Scientist; Steve Curwood, Living on Earth Producer and Host; Mark Reynolds, Citizens' Climate Lobby Executive Director; and Scott Nystrom, Senior Economic Associate with Regional Economic Models, Inc.

For those interested in taking a deeper dive and becoming highly effective advocates of market-based solutions, CCL is offering training sessions as part of a day-and-a-half regional conference the same weekend. Sessions offered will cover how to engage the media to keep calls for climate action in the news; moving political opinion through effective dialogue; making the most of town hall meetings with candidates; regional climate change impacts; and understanding the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Both events will be held at the Courtyard by Marriot, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH. Please direct questions to Gary Rucinski, CCL’s Northeast Regional Coordinator, at gary.rucinski@gmail.com.

Click here for more information and to register for the free teach-in, and here for the conference. 

Nov 15 - America Recycles Day

Locations Across the U.S

All Day Event

America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on November 15, event organizers educate neighbors, friends and colleagues through thousands of events. Keep America Beautiful has created guides, tools, templates and tips to make it easy to organize your local school or community event.

Organizers have planned both private and public events around the country, find an event close to you today! Those interested can also register their own event and take the pledge to recycle more. Learn more about America Recycles Day and don't forget to celebrate on November 15!

Nov 17 - Oil and Water: Legends of Grassroots Action

The MillSpace, 55 Main St., Newmarket

6:30 p.m.

Hear from three early grassroots activists who made a extraordinary difference in our quality of life on the Seacoast today.In the 1970s, Aristotle Onassis of Olympic Oil tried to build a refinery in Durham with a pipeline through Rye to the Isle of Shoals. A small group came together to fight the pipeline and the leaders will share their efforts, strategies and tactics.This energizing, interactive event will explore how those strategies are being implemented today in other struggles and community efforts. Come listen, share your own challenges and stories and help us honor the visionary women who made a difference for us all.

Proceeds from this event will help to support grassroots environmental efforts through two local nonprofits – the Lamprey River Watershed Association and the New England Grassroots Environment Fund and their many community-based grantee groups.

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

Nov 19 - Assessing Risk When Planning Ahead: Seminar by RiverWoods

7 RiverWoods Drive, Exeter, NH

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join RiverWoods for a free luncheon presentation to learn how to evaluate the financial strength of retirement communities. Get the facts you need in order to limit your future health care costs and preserve your assets. Our expert panel will share information and tools to help you make informed decisions. All attendees will received a complimentary copy of the workbook: Insider’s Guide to Choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Event includes lunch.

Guest Panelists include:

Keith Robertson, Managing Director at Ziegler Capital Markets

Kevin Goyette, CFO RiverWoods

John Eresian, RiverWoods Resident

Limited Seating Avaliable, Please RSVP by November 3rd to 603-658-3014 or dburch@riverwoodsrc.org

Nov 20 - New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge Presentations and Awards

UNH Durham

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join the conclusion of the 2015 New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge and enjoy a morning of inspiration, information, networking and celebration of New Hampshire's student and community social entrepreneurs. Guests can attend all or part of the morning's events. 

NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Final Round Presentations: 9:00am - 11:00am, Holloway Commons, UNH. From a large pool of competitors, 8 finalists in each of the Student and Community Tracks will present their ideas to, and will answer questions from, a panel of distinguished judges.

Keynote Address by Gary Hirshberg & 2015 NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Awards: 11:00-12:30pm, Granite State Room, Memorial Union Building, UNH. Attend the keynote address, “Inventing the Future: How Social Entrepreneurship Can (and Will) Save Our World,” as part of the concluding day of the 2015 NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge. The keynote address will be delivered by one of the country’s leading entrepreneurs, Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder and Chairman of Stonyfield Farm, the world's leading organic yogurt producer, and Chairman and Founding Partner of Just Label It!, the national campaign to label genetically engineered foods. 

Nov 21 - TASTE of the Seacoast Bash!

Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center

7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

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Featuring over 50, restaurants, fine wines, craft beers, and signature cocktails

WHEN: Saturday, November 21st, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., 2015

WHERE: Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center

We've invited the 2015 winners from TASTE magazine's "Best of TASTE" edition, to bring their award winning food and cocktails for you to enjoy. Experience restaurateurs, chefs, caterers, brewers, bakers, sommeliers, chocolatiers, and food professionals from over 80 Best of Taste categories.

Come and bid on gift certificates to your favorite restaurants, overnight stays, specialty wines, craft beer packages and exclusive spirits at the silent auction. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the New Hampshire Food Bank.

 

Nov 21 - Saturday Morning Yoga Series

Integrated Fitness, 42K Dover Point Rd, Dover

9:00 a.m.

Start your weekend off right with the Saturday morning yoga series led by Jennifer at Integrated Fitness. She will guide the 6 week series beginning on November 21 through January 2 (no class December 26) at 9:00 a.m. Attendees must pre register in advance for $70, space is limited and no drop-ins will be available. 

Nov 25 - Warren Miller Presents 'Chasing Shadows'

The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Warren Miller Entertainment presents its 66th film about snowsports, Chasing Shadows. This film dives inside the world of the U.S. freestyle ski team and the world of adventurous snowsports, showing the people who conquer the world's far out places and summits. Click here for more information and additional showtimes. 

Nov 25 - Hip Hop Helps NH Food Bank

3S Artspace

8:00 p.m.

Hip Hop music artists will come together to support the New Hampshire Food Bank and those in need at the 3s Artspace the evening of November 25. Performers will include the group Granite State, Cody Pope, Ape the Grim, and other special guests. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and admission is $8, or $6 for anyone who brings a non perishable food item. Learn more here

Nov 26 - Seacoast Rotary Club 5K Turkey Trot

Pierce Island, Portsmouth

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The annual Seacoast Rotary Club 5K is held each Thanksgiving morning and is a great way to start off the holiday for both runners and walkers. The race begins at Pierce Island and ends at Strawberry Banke. Click here for more information and to register for the race. 

Nov 27 - Celebrate Green Friday with a Discounted GA Membership

Green Alliance

All Day Event

To help you shop local this holiday season, the Green Alliance is offering a festive deal to join the GA for only $20 (regularly $35). Your Green Card will be your best friend this holiday season, granting you discounts at local, sustainable businesses. These discounts will allow you to get your holiday shopping done with local businesses on a budget.

Join as a new member by December 1 for only $20! 

Nov 27 - Folk Legend Bill Staines

Kittery Art Association

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Bill Staines has traveled across the country for almost 40 years, bringing entertainment to music festivals, concerts, coffee houses and other venues. Staines is originally from New England and since his start in the Boston music scene he has recorded more than 20 albums. The show at the Kittery Art Assocation will begin at 7:00 p.m., seating is limited and there is a suggested donation of $15 at the door. 

Click here for more information. 

Nov 27 - Plaid Friday

Seacoast Local Businesses

All Day Event

This Black Friday, instead of getting caught in long lines at the big box stores, shop with your local favorites and support small businesses. Plaid Friday is a local alternative to Black Friday and encourages shoppers to visit independent retailers in their towns. Establishments in the area participating in Plaid Friday include Smuttynose Brewery, the Discover Portsmouth Center, and the Black Trumpet. 

Click here for a full list of retailers. 

Nov 28 - Small Business Saturday with 900 Degrees

900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Manchester & Epping

All Day Event

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, 900 Degrees invites you to share a selfie in front of your favorite small business to show your support. Just post your Shop Small Saturday selfie to the 900 Degrees Facebook for your chance to win a $50 gift card to either of their locations.

The restaurant offers a variety of gift ideas for the holidays, like their famous chocolate rocks, 900 Degrees wine glasses and shirts, and gift cards. Additionally, from now until December 15, buy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 voucher for yourself or buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $25 gift card!

Nov 28 - Art on the Hill Open Studios

Wentworth Dennett Studios, 78 Government St., Kittery

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

Guests at Art on the Hill Open Studios can browse through the working studio of 28 artists for unique holiday gifts including paintings, pottery, blankets, handbags, and scarves. Click here for more information and additional dates and times. 

Nov 29 - We Will Be Heard: Music and Rally for U.N Climate Talk Action

South Church, 292 State St., Portsmouth

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Supporters will gather at South Church for music and to listen to speakers, followed by a march to Market Square for a public rally to show support for action by world leaders at the U.N Climate Talks in Paris. Attendees are encouraged to bring drums and other musical instruments to this family friendly event. The music and rally is sponsored by 350 New Hampshire with help from NextGen Climate, Sustainable Portsmouth, and the NH Sierra Club.