Talk about the indigenous people of Cochecho
Dover — Join us for a lecture on Indigenous Land Management on Monday, November 28th at 6:30 pm at the Dover Public Library. This event was made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities. The program is free and open to the public. To get a link to view the program virtually, you have to sign up. For more information or to register, visit the library’s website at library.dover.nh.gov or call 603-516-6050.
Learn about the Hutchinson family singer
Somersworth — Freedom is our motto: Songs and Stories of Hutchinson Family Singers takes place on Tuesday, November 29, from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Somersworth Public Library. In his 1876, New Hampshire native John Hutchinson tells his family’s story “straight out of the horse’s mouth” and sings their music with the lyrics provided. Originally from Milford, New Hampshire, Hutchinson’s family was one of America’s most famous musical entertainers in the mid-19th century. Hosted by NH Humanities.
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Elf the Musical opens on November 30th
PORTSMOUTH — “Elf The Musical” by The Music Hall and Ogunquit Playhouse runs from Wednesday, November 30th through Sunday, December 18th at The Music Hall.For tickets, visit TheMusicHall.org, call 603-436-2400 or visit the box office at 28 Chestnut Street, downtown Portsmouth, NH
Presentation on “The Amazing Life of Celia Thaxter”
Imagine going out to sea with your family and living in a lighthouse when you are four years old. You’re talking about fiction, right? But this is exactly what happens in the unique story of Celia Leighton Thaxter, a wild and free child from the Shoals who became a famous poet, painter and folklorist. Join us on Wednesday, November 30th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for a slide presentation, “The Amazing Life of Celia Thaxter,” by Stephanie Vos Nugent. Actor and researcher Voss Her Nugent explores White’s historical research on her island, tracing Celia’s life from her childhood in the Wright to her unexpected fame as a writer. Invite participants to “behind the scenes” with her while turning it into a performance. Voss Nugent is the founder of ACT ONE and is a professional actor, producer and director. The presentation is he 60-75 minutes with Q&A at the end of the event. Register online. Sponsored by the Friends of Lane Memorial Library.
2022 Tree Festival Online Silent Auction
Exeter – Festival of Trees bidding will be online from Year 2 to benefit the Community Children’s Fund. The face-to-face event will be held for two days by him again this year. A link to the online auction will be available to bidders when the festival opens on Wednesday, November 30th at 11:00 am and will be open until Thursday, December 1st at 8:00 pm. When the auction goes live on his November 30th, it will be posted on Link FOT’s website (www.exeterareacharitablefoundation.org/festivaloftrees) and FOT’s Facebook page (Festival of Trees – Exeter, NH). For more information, visit the link or call the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce at 603-772-2411.
Holiday Pop-up Shopping Event in Rochester
ROCHESTER — Alex and Associates is hosting a pop-up holiday shopping event on Thursday, December 1 from 5-8pm. There are many great vendors that offer gifts and certificates. Alex and Associates Group is located at his Windhaven Dr. 1 in Rochester. Parking is available on site and in the building next door.
13th Annual Tree Festival in Dover
Dover – The 13th annual Dover Festival of Trees takes place on Friday 2nd December from 4pm to 8pm at Rivermill, Dover Landing. The event is free and open to the public and features more than 35 of his decorated trees sponsored by local businesses. All of these can be taken home through silent or live auctions or raffle draws. There is live choir music, snacks, free goody bags for the kids, scavenger his hunt for the kids, and a visit from Santa. The main attraction is the raffle his tree, which will be decorated with hundreds of dollars in gift cards for local restaurants and retailers. Raffle Tree tickets are $5 each and $20 for 5. For more information on the Festival of Trees, please contact the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce (603-742-2218) or visit www.dovernh.org/FOT.
holiday tree lighting, tree festival in Rochester
Rochester — The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in Central Square in downtown Rochester. Read “The Night Before Christmas” by Rochester Mayor Paul Callahan, dance performance and caroling by Studio 109 Dance, Voice & Drama, complimentary cookies and hot chocolate, a visit from Santa Claus, and more. Rochester Main Street will be open to the public on Friday, December 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm and Saturday, December 3rd from 2-6pm at the Conservatory of Studleys Flower Gardens at 82 Wakefield Street. Hold a festival. Admission is $5. We also have a collection of useful items for Strafford County homeless centers. Harvesting sleighs will be available near the Parson Main statue. For more information and a list of items needed for homeless collections, please contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 603-332-5080 or visit www.rochesternh.org/treelighting.
dock square tree lighting
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — On Friday, December 2nd, at 5:30 PM, traditional Dock Square Tree Lighting will return with caroling by the Kennebunk High School Chamber Choir, countdown from 41, and socializing with friends and family. The holiday season begins with a gathering.
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Holiday Artisan Fair
Dover — Visit the Hindle Gallery at the Woodman Museum at 15 Summer Street, Dover. Browse local handicrafts such as maple syrup, soaps, candles, woodwork, jewelry and more. The Holiday Artisan Fair runs Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm, December 1-23.
village christmas fair
NEW CASTLE — The New Castle Congregational Church will host a Village Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 3 from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm at the New Castle Recreation Building on Route 1B in New Castle. Morning coffee and homemade baked sweets from 8:00 to 10:30. Lunch is served from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM and includes lobster rolls, fish chowder, and hot dogs. Fresh holiday wreaths and greenery, silent auctions, candy store, handmade ornaments and gifts, centerpieces and boxwood, baked goods, New Castle cookbooks, vintage Christmases, jewelry and more. There will also be a special visit by Santa and Mrs Claus from 10am to 12pm.
Holiday Bazaar Makers Market
Cape Neddick, Maine — The Center for Wildlife hosts its annual Holiday Bazaar Makers’ Market on Saturday, December 3rd from 11am to 3pm. Snacks will be served, Center for Wildlife Live Ambassador animals will greet you and Santa will come to take your picture. This event is open to all ages. Pre-registration is recommended. A donation admission fee is required for ages 12 months and older. For more information and to book tickets, visit thecenterforwildlife.org/events.
christmas angel fair
South Berwick, Maine — The First Baptist Church at 130 Main Street in South Berwick, Maine will host its annual Christmas Angel Fair on Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Knit/crochet/quilted items, Rada knives, cookie walks, bake sales, and a white elephant Christmas room. We have chowder and hot dog lunches. For more information, please contact BJ Blaisdell at 207-384-2063.
STRATHAM — The Stratham Community Church at 6 Emery Lane in Stratham will host a Holy Fair on Saturday, December 3rd from 9am to 1pm. There are greenery, poinsettia, boxwood, homemade baked goods, candies and a Christmas room. and jewelry. Participate in silent auctions and have fun. Bidding deadline is Sunday at 12:00 pm. We will open a cafe. Enjoy a light meal or lunch sandwich.
Christmas at the Country Fair
South Berwick, Maine — South Berwick and Wells Christian Church, 612 Emerys Bridge Road, South Berwick, Maine will hold a fair on Saturday, December 3 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Homemade donuts (made on the spot) and unique crafts. Hot dog lunch with beef stew or beans and homemade pie. The unique trash/treasure is a big hit. It’s worth the trip. For more information, please call 207-676-2714 or 207-384-9882.
Portsmouth Holiday Parade
Portsmouth — Portsmouth’s annual holiday parade and tree lighting ceremony takes place on Saturday, December 3rd. Market Square tree lighting is from 5pm to 5:30pm and the parade departs from Islington Street at 6pm. Rainy day: December 4th (Sunday) at the same time.
Exeter Holiday Parade
Exeter — The Exeter Holiday Parade takes place on December 3rd and begins at 5:30 pm, when it descends from the Osram grounds on Portsmouth Avenue, onto High Street, past the Bandstand on Water Street and then along Swazi Parkway. is going to dismiss. Various parade units will be recognized in front of the bandstand. Follow the Exeter Holiday Parade Facebook page for the latest information on this year’s event.
Holiday Open House at Creek Farm
Portsmouth — Join us for the New Hampshire Forest Conservation Society’s first open house on Saturday, December 3rd at the Forest Society Education Center, Creek Farm, 400 Little Harbor Road, Portsmouth. Craft with your neighbors from the Forest Society, Good Work Seacoast, and Little Harbor Chapel at this holiday open house. The open house is free, but registration is required.
Kittery Holiday Parade
Kittery, Maine — The annual Kittery Holiday Parade takes place on Saturday, December 3rd.
‘Rock and Roll Christmas Holiday Parade
Rochester — The Rochester Holiday Parade takes place on Sunday, December 4th at 3pm. Head south on Wakefield Street, turn right onto Union Street, turn left onto North Main Street onto South Main Street, and end in front of Rochester Common. Call the Rochester Chamber of Commerce at 332-5080. Entry forms and guidelines can be found online at rochesternh.org/parade.
New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary
NEWINGTON — Join the New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus on Sunday, December 4th at 4:00 pm at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 22 Fox Run Road, Newington for the 25th Anniversary Winter Concert Series Celebrate the Sudrinly Silver Bells. Children (12 years and under) are admitted free of charge. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.nhgmc.com/tickets/. Please print your ticket or show it on your mobile device and have it available at the door. For more information, call 603-263-4333 or visit www.nhgmc.com.