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Music & Comedy Venues

Verizon Wireless Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester, 644-5000, verizonwirelessarena.com 
Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com
Historic Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org  
Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org 
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, 72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford, 293-4700, meadowbrook.net
Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, Londonderry, 437-5100, tupelohall.com 
Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, 669-5588, palacetheatre.org 
The Flying Monkey, 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, 536-2551, flyingmonkeynh.com 
Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach, 929-4100, casinoballroom.com
Stockbridge Theatre, Pinkerton Academy, 44 N. Main St., Derry, 437-5210, stockbridgetheatre.com 
Headliners Comedy Club, Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, jokersnh.com
 
Nature venues
Amoskeag Fishways, 4 Fletcher St., Manchester, 626-3474, amoskeagfishways.org
Beaver Brook Association Nature Center, 117 Ridge Road, Hollis, 465-7787, beaverbrook.org
Carter Hill Orchard, 73 Carter Hill Road, Concord
Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Deerneck Road, Auburn, 648-2045, nhaudubon.org
McLane Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, 224-9909, nhaudubon.org
 
Runs, walks & other athletic events 
Sept. 11
The 9th Annual Concord Family Kitchen 5K Road Race will be on NHTI’s scenic Seekamp Trail. Walkers can participate in the timed 5K road race or the untimed 3K fitness walk, both beginning at 5:35 p.m. The Children’s Fun Run will be at 6:15 p.m. Team members must make a minimum donation of $25. Visit thefriendlykitchen.org. Call Perry Seagroves at 271-6484, ext. 4303, or email at pseagroves@ccsnh.edu.
 
Sept. 12
Test your best at the 10th Contoocook Carry Triathlon starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton High School, 297 Park Avenue, Contoocook. The race is rain or shine. Costs range from $25 for adults to $1 for children younger than 10. Pre-registration closes on Sept. 11. Prizes will be awarded to first-place iron woman, iron man and iron teen. Visit contoocookcarry.org or call Mary Congoran at 568-2783 or email her at tcongoran@hotmail.com.
The 5th annual Childhood Cancer Lifeline 5K starts and ends at Margaritas in Salem, 1 Keewaydin Drive. The race begins at noon. Registration fees range from $30 for ages 13 and up to $10 for ages 6 to 12. There will be games, food, drinks, raffles and lots of fun. Visit kidscancer5k.com. 
Get your wings flapping at the Massabesic Mallard Madness 5K Race, starting at 11 a.m. at 55 Eaton Hill Road, Auburn. Registration costs $25 online or $30 for same-day registration. Visit auburnhistorical.org
Brighten your day with the Color Run 5K, also known as the happiest run on the planet. Registration ranges from $49.50 to $55 and starts at 6:30 p.m. at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Route 106, Loudon. Kids under 5 run for $15. Visit thecolorrun.com/Loudon.
Colby-Sawyer College is hosting its 10th annual 5K Dash & Stroll, which will start at the campus’s Colgate Hall. The race starts at 10 a.m. and walkers start at 9:45. The course winds through New London’s downtown and residential areas and ends back at the school. Participation is free. Visit colby-sawyer.edu/events.
 
Sept. 13 
Build your climbing muscles at the fifth annual New Hampshire 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Manchester. The $30 climb begins at 9:02 a.m. All proceeds to go the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Climb the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center carrying a hose and tools at 1000 Elm St. Visit nh9-11stairclimb.org. 
Race into autumn at the Run to Fall 5K starting at 10 a.m. The race starts and ends at Coe-Brown Academy, 907 First New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood. Or try the 2.5K walk instead. A kids’ fun run follows the race, and awards and prizes and food will be given out. The race costs from $15 to $20. Call Elisabeth Danis at 370-2445 or Jake Scarponi at 834-0772. Email runtofall5k@gmail.com. Visit runtofall5k.weebly.com. 
Find your Irish luck at the Northeast Delta Dental Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 5K in Manchester at 10:15 a.m. The race starts at the Wild Rover Pub at 21 Kosciuszko St. The first 600 to register get Irish kilts and the first 1,000 to register get a T-shirt. Costs are $30 for drinking-age adults and $10 for kids. The price goes up $5 for same-day registration. Awards will be given. Visit millenniumrunning.com/halfway. 
Participate in the Run for the Fallen New Hampshire to honor and remember those service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The event starts at 7 a.m. for runners and walkers. Participation is free but there’s an option to donate. The 12-mile course is at Odiorne State Park in Rye. Buses will follow along the course. Visit runforthefallennh.org.
Give it your all at New Hampshire’s 10th Annual Run/Walk Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer. This year’s event will be held at Greeley Park, 100 Concord St. in Nashua. The 5K course winds through Hills Ferry Road and Manchester Street and returns back to Greeley Park for the finish. Race is at 10:15 a.m. and the 2-mile walk starts at 10:30. Registration costs from $30. Visit nocc.kintera.org.
Fight breast cancer by running in the seventh annual CelebratePink 5K Road Race and Walk. It starts at the Portsmouth Middle School on Parrott Avenue at 9 a.m. Registration costs $30 for adults, $20 for youth. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers. Visit celebratepink5k.org. 
Challenge yourself by participating in the third annual Squam Ridge Race. The rigorous 12-mile race starts at 9 a.m. while the shorter 4-mile loops starts at 9:30 at Burleigh Farm Road in Holderness. Registration is $75 to $85 and limited to the first 200 people. Visit squamlakes.org and call 968-7336 for questions.
 
Sept. 19
The Pelham Old Home Day 5K Race & Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. at Meeting House Park in Pelham. It costs $25 to register before Sept. 12 and $30 after. Proceeds will benefit the Nashua Special Olympics. The first 350 registrants will get free T-shirts. All participants will get a free pass at Chunky’s Cinemas. The grand prize winner will receive 100 gallons of home heating oil from Rockingham Oil and a free heating system cleaning. Visit pelhamoldhomeday.org.
Beat your best time at the Book It to the Library 5K at 8:30 a.m in Hooksett. The scenic wooded run begins at the Hooksett Heads Pond Trail at the corner of Hooksett Road and Post Road. Fees range from $10 to $30. Awards will be given out. Visit hooksett5k.org.
Team up with your dog for the annual My Dogs are Barking 3M Road Race & Kid’s Fun Run. The race benefits the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. Fees range from $25 to free for children younger than 8. This is a chip-timed, accurately measured 5K course. It starts at Derryfield Park in Manchester at 10 a.m. for the 5K and 11:15 a.m. for the fun run. Visit rescueleague.org. 
The sixth annual Salemfest 5K will help you test your endurance. The 5K run/walk for both serious runners and families goes through a scenic neighborhood and also includes a Kids Trot. Race starts at 9 a.m. at 2 Centerville Drive and registration costs from $15 to $20. Visit rccsalem.com/salemfest5k.
Let the dogs work out at the 2nd annual Miles for Mutts 5K at 9:30 a.m. The race takes off from Mine Falls Park, 24 Stadium Drive, Nashua. Registration is $30; race starts at 9:30 a.m. Visit active.com. Call Anne Lauziere at (978) 846-5498 for questions.
Support the fight against AIDS and HIV by running in the Thomas O. Cash AIDS Walk and Run starting at 11 a.m. in Greeley Park, Nashua. Registration for the 5K race is $25. Visit aidstaskforcenh.org.
 
Sept. 20
The Healthy Kids Running Series in Plaistow is Sundays, Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Runs occur at Timberlane Regional Middle School, 44 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Races are $35 for each age group. Depending on the age group, races are from a quarter of a mile to a mile long. Registration closes Oct. 4. Visit healthykidsrunningseries.org or contact Kalila Foster at (978) 398-2259.
Get out of the house at the Anne-Marie House Home Stretch 5K starting at Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St., Nashua, at 3 p.m. Costs range from $30 for adults on race day to free for children younger than 9 for the fun run. Online registration closed Sept. 5. Visit annemariehouse.org/events/homestretch. 
The Horne Street School Run/Walk is a 5K that starts and finishes at Horne Street Elementary School, 78 Horne St., Dover, at 9 a.m. There’s a 2-mile walk option. Terrain is a mix of paved roads and sidewalks passing through residential neighborhoods. Costs range from $25 to free for children. Visit hornestreetschoolrace.com. Call Jenny and Fergus Cullen at 520-5450. 
The Twilite Hoot Owl Run 4K is a fun and challenging event through Mine Falls Park at 5:30 p.m. Costs range from $20 to $25. The first 100 registrants get a free T-shirt. It begins at 7 Stadium Drive in Nashua. Visit 3craceproductions.com. Call 429-8879 for questions.
 
Sept. 26 
Get your heart pumping for a good cause at Erica’s 5K Run to Strikeback Against Cancer at Merrimack High School. Fun run starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K kicks off at 9:00 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults and $20 for the kids’ fun run. Proceeds go to the Erica Pombrio Foundation. Visit ericasrun.com. 
Do what the name says at Get Your Rear in Gear, a 5K run/walk at Gould Hill Farms in Hopkinton to raise funds for colon cancer awareness. Costs range from $10 to $35 and runs start at 8:45 and 9 a.m. Visit events.getyourrearingear.com. Call Katie Robert at 573-3331 with questions.
Get going at the Kelly Mann Memorial 5K and 3K Fun Run/Walk rain or shine at 9 a.m. at Sunsets Heights Elementary School, 15 Osgood Road, Nashua. Registration is $25. Contact 889-0858 or visit bridgesnh.org. 
The 2nd annual Rail Trail Rally starts at 204 Main St., Andover. The event will have a 5K and 10K run as well as 15- or 30-mile cycling events along the hardpack path of the old railroad beds that run through several communities in the Lake Sunapee region. Individual registrants pay $25 to $35 for the runs, $40 to $50 for the bike races. Visit firstgiving.com and email Courtney Brooks at courtneyb@sonh.org for questions.
Take part in the Tuftonburo 5K run and walk. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 at 205 Middle Road, Tuftonburo. Registration costs between $15 to $25. Proceeds go to the Tuftonburo Scholarship fund. Visit lightboxreg.com/tuftonburo. 
Run, swim, crawl and climb in the 100 Acre Challenge, an obstacle adventure course at 100 Acre Wood in Intervale. The challenge starts at 10 a.m. and a kids’ race starts at 9. Registration costs $60 to $75 for an individual with discounted rates for teams. Kids 12 and under cost $10. The proceeds benefit the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation. Visit 100acrechallenge.org.
 
Sept. 27 
Go for a record-breaker at the ConvenientMD 10K. The paved Windham rail trail is primarily shaded, passing through ledges and wetlands with no road crossings. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at Windham Depot, Windham. The race costs $25 for individuals. Call. 537-0339. Visit windhamrailtrail.org.
 
Oct. 3
The 7th Annual Apple Harvest Day 5K starts on River Street in Dover at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $20 for runners age 16 and older and $10 for kids under 16. Day-of registration will be $25 and $15 respectively. Online registration closes on Sept. 29. For details contact Ryan Queenan at ryan@dovernh.org or 742-2218. Visit dovernh.org or lightboxreg.com.
Try your hardest at the Girls Inc. Personal Best 5K. The race goes through the Bachelder Mill Road Trails in Concord and ends at Girls Inc.’s new location at the old Eastman School building. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners. The 9 a.m. race costs $20. Call Christine at 882-6256 or visit raceroster.com. 
 
Oct. 10
Work up a sweat at the Warner Fall Foliage 5 Mile Road Race. It’s during the Fall Foliage Festival Weekend and starts at the American Legion, 8 Kearsarge St. Ext., Warner. The race costs $15 to $20 and begins at 9:30 a.m. Visit wfff.org.
 
Oct. 11 
The Footrace for the Fallen starts at 10 a.m at the Manchester Police Department on Valley Street and costs $25. It honors police killed in the line of duty and raises funds for the Manchester Police Athletic League, which provides services for at-risk youth. Visit footraceforthefallen.org. 
The Tanger Outlets Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Costs range from $15 to $25. Race starts and finishes at 120 Laconia Road in Tilton. Visit runreg.com. 
Head up to the Gunstock Mountain 5K in Gilford. The race begins at Gunstock Mountain Resort, 719 Cherry Valley Road. Pre-registration costs $31. Visit running4free.com.
 
Oct. 17 
Pound the pavement at the fourth annual Manchester 5K at 9 a.m. The race is on the Piscataqua rail trail in Manchester and is the perfect race for beginners. Registration costs from $20 to $25. Visit manchester5k.com.
Break a sweat at Missy’s Hope 5K. It’s a race around Crystal Lake in Manchester in memory of 2009 murder victim Melissa “Missy” Cantin Charboneau. Adults run for $20, and youth between 5 and 12 run for $10. Kids run free. You can register as a runner or a walker. Visit missyshope5k.com.
Test your endurance at Vulcan’s Fury Trail Race. The 11.4 mile-race starts at 10 a.m. at Pawtuckaway State Park, 128 Mountain Road, Nottingham. Costs range from $25 to $40. The course involves jumping streams, crossing bridges and ascending a rocky slope called the Devil’s Staircase. Visit acidoticracing.com. 
Run in the James W. Foley 5K Run in honor of the American journalist who was executed in August 2014 by ISIS militants. This is the first memorial race organized by the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. Registration costs $15 to $25. Free T-shirts will be provided to the first 250 who register. Visit foleyrun.org. 
 
Oct. 18
The Granite State 10-Miler starts at 9 a.m. It is along low-traffic roads through pretty New Hampshire countryside during fall foliage season. The race starts at NHTI, adjacent to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Costs range from $45 to $35. Visit granitestate10.com. 
Go for a record at the fourth annual Michael LoVerme Memorial 5K at noon. The race costs from $20 to $25 and starts at Merrimack High School. Visit mlmf.org. 
 
Oct. 24 
Make a good effort at the Great Bay 5K, a very fast, mostly downhill course. The race starts at 9 a.m. at Stratham Hill Park, Route 33, Stratham. Cost is $25 to $30 for competitive walkers or runners. Visit greatbaystewards.org. 
 
Oct. 31 
Run for the hills at the Wicked FIT Run, which features a 5K and a kids’ run. It’s a spooktacular event organized by Families in Transition dedicated to chasing away homelessness. Races start at 9:30 a.m. in Rollins Park, Concord. The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for teenagers and free for kids. The first 350 to register get a free T-shirt. Call 641-1143. Visit fitnh.org. 
The Jack London Trail Race is a 10K course run entirely on trails through Mine Falls, Nashua. The race starts at 10 a.m. at Stellos Stadium and costs from $25 to $30. Visit jacklondontrailrace.org. 
 
Nov. 1 
Get moving at the hilly and challenging Anthem Manchester City Marathon, which also features a half marathon, relay and kids’ fun run, which all start at 8:50 a.m. The race costs from $70 to $160. Visit manchestercitymarathon.com. 
 
Nov. 22 
How fast can you run 5 miles? Find out at the Novemberfest Trail Race at Mine Falls Park, Nashua, at 11:33 a.m. There will be “special celebrity guests.” Registration costs from $15 to $25. Visit runnovemberfest.com. 
Race to the finish! The Wolf Hollow Half Marathon & 5K is Nashua’s first half marathon and will run a scenic and shaded course in beautiful Mine Falls Park. Races start at 9 and 9:15 a.m. Races and relay costs range from  $30 to $120. Visit wolfhollowhalfmarathon.com. 
 
Nov. 26 
Take part in the Fisher Cats Thanksgiving Day 5K. The race starts at 9 a.m. outside Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. Fees range from $25 to $30. Visit millenniumrunning.com/thanksgiving.  
Gobble up the fun at the Dover Turkey Trot. It’s a 5K race for runners and walkers starting at 8:30 a.m. at Shaw’s Lane in Dover. Registration ranges from $10 to $25. Proceeds go to benefit the Garrison School PTA. Visit doverturkeytrot.com.
 
Theater venues
Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon Road, Milford, 672-1002, amatocenter.org
Bedford Olde Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford
Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com
Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord, 228-2793, concordcityauditorium.org
Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry, derryoperahouse.com
Edmund Keefe Auditorium, 117 Elm St., Nashua
Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court St., Nashua
Leddy Center for the Performing Arts, 38c Ladd’s Lane, Epping, 679-2781, leddycenter.org
Manchester Community Theatre Players theater, 698 Beech St., Manchester
Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell, Mass., 978-654-4678, mrt.org
New England College Mainstage Theatre, 58 Depot Hill Road, Henniker
Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org
Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, 436-8123, playersring.org
Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, 335-1992
Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St., Portsmouth, seacoastrep.org
West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth
 
Author event venues
Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St., Amherst, 673-2288
Barnes & Noble, Manchester, 1741 S. Willow St., Manchester, 668-5557
Barnes & Noble, Nashua, 235 DW Highway, Nashua, 888-5961
Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord, 228-2793
Congregational Church of Exeter, 21 Front St., Exeter
Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway, Derry 432-6140
Exeter Public Library, 4 Chestnut St., Exeter, 772-3101
Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord, 224-0562, gibsonsbookstore.com
Hooksett Public Library, 31 Mount Saint Mary’s Way, Hooksett, 485-6092
Hopkinton Town Library, 61 Houston Drive, Contoocook, 746-3663
MainStreet BookEnds, 16 E. Main St., Warner, 456-2700, mainstreetbookends.com
Manchester City Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, 624-6550, manchesternh.gov
The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400
The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth, 436-2400
Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua, 589-4610, nashualibrary.org
Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road, Windham, 432-7154
New Hampshire Institute of Art, 148 Concord St., Manchester, 623-0313
Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St., Plaistow, 382-6011, plaistowlibrary.com
RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet St., Portsmouth, 431-2100, riverrunbookstore.com
Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, 886-6030, rodgerslibrary.org
Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua St., Milford, 249-0645
Water Street Bookstore, 125 Water St., Exeter, 778-9731, 
West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth, 436-6660
Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library, 7 Forest Road, Wilton, 654-2581, wiltonlibrarynh.org




Fall 2015
Your guide to the season's coolest events

09/10/15



Fall Festivals

Say hello to fall fair season at the 58th Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair Friday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 13, at the New Boston Fairgrounds, 15 Hillsdale Lane, New Boston. Enjoy a weekend full of agricultural exhibits, tractor pulls, live music and performances, 4-H shows, amusement rides, demonstrations, a homemade pie auction and children’s activities. Admission is $10, $5 for children ages 6-12, active military and veterans, free for kids under age 6. Visit hcafair.com.
Check out Auburn Day on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Auburn for a day of fall fun including a 5k trail run/walk, annual duck race, apple pie contest, craftsmen’s demonstrations, a climbing wall and more. Registration and fee required for the 5k. Visit auburnhistorical.org.
Enjoy agricultural and traditional arts demonstrations, a juried craft fair and a farmers market at the Canterbury Artisan Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury. The Cold River and Audrey Budington and Clayton Clemetson will perform on the main stage. Tickets cost $12, $6 for youth age 6 to 17, free for children 5 and under. Visit shakers.org.
Weekend on the Water returns to Riverfront Park at the Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Road, Concord, on Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13. Celebrating Concord’s section of the Merrimack River, the weekend features dragon boat races, the Concord Crew regatta, city tours in a Super Tour Duck Boat from Boston, a rubber duck race, the Capital Cup Brewfest, food vendors, kids’ activities and local musicians. Admission is free, but some activities require a fee. Visit concordwow.org.
Head to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 Peabody Row, Londonderry, on Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13, for Apple County Craft Fair. Crafters from across the state and New England will exhibit their creations and the church will provide hot dogs and hamburgers, pies and cakes, brownies and cookies and more. The fair is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, until 3 p.m. on Sunday. Visit stpeterslondonderry.org/Craft-Fair.
Head to Heights Community Old Home on Sunday, Sept. 13, from noon to 6 p.m. at Keach Park, 52 Canterbury Road, Concord. The rain-or-shine, free-admission event includes the Miss Junior Heights Contest, pumpkin activities, Heights You’ve Got Talent show, a pie contest and more. Visit donnarobie.wix.com/hcohd.
A parade, amusement rides, exhibitors and fireworks are just the beginning of what you’ll find at the annual Hollis Old Home Days on Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19, at Nichols Field, 40 Depot Road. Check out midway games, field day games, balloon rides, cow pattie bingo, exhibitors, food vendors, home-cooked chicken barbecue and an apple pie contest. Visit hollisoldhomedays.org.
Take in a weekend of new cinema as six films from the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado are screened at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, during Telluride by the Sea from Friday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 20. Tickets cost $210 for patron passes, $90 for weekend passes. Visit themusichall.org for film details.
Grab your tartan for a weekend of highland dancing, fiddles, and plenty of competition at the 40th NH Highland Games & Festival held at Loon Mountain Resort, Lincoln, from Friday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 20. Features include Scottish heavy athletics; highland dance, fiddle and harp competitions; seminars; sheep dog trials; fine arts and food vendors and youth crafts, storytelling and games like “tossing the haggis.” Tickets cost $50 for a weekend pass, $20 to $30 for a day pass. Other events, such as certain concerts, whisky tastings and seminars, cost extra. Visit nhscot.org.
Head to the Rochester Fair Friday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 27, for carnival rides, a school bus demo derby, livestock, demolition derby, truck pulls, trailer race, agricultural exhibitions, food vendors and more at the Rochester Fairgrounds, 72 Lafayette St., Rochester. Daily fair admission is $14 for those 36 inches or taller and free for those under 36 inches. Grandstand events have an additional charge. Visit rochesterfair.com.
For the 109th year, First Congregational Church will host Pelham Old Home Day on Saturday, Sept. 19, throughout downtown Pelham, starting with breakfast at 7 a.m. and ending with a pulled pork supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the old-fashioned New England fair atmosphere with homemade country store goodies, a white elephant table, live band, auction, penny sale, martial arts and dance performances, 5K road race and walk, grand parade, perfect pie bake-off and a chicken barbecue. Visit pelhamoldhomeday.org.
Hooksett Old Home Day is Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Donati Park, behind Town Hall, 35 Main St., Hooksett. Features include a parade, a petting farm and pony rides, a pie-eating contest, the Hooksett’s Got Talent competition, the BJ Hickman Magic Show, food and craft vendors and more. Visit hooksettoldhomeday.org. 
The Historical Society of Amherst hosts the 20th annual Antiques on the Green on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Village Green in Amherst. Enjoy antiques and traditional fine crafts along with boxed lunch and baked goods from local organizations. Admission is $5 for the rain-or-shine event. Visit hsanh.org.
Derryfest is back for its 26th year on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MacGregor Park on East Broadway in Derry. Events include Greater Derry’s Got Talent, a pancake breakfast and live entertainment. Visit derryfest.org for event details and locations.
The 7th annual Hampton Falls Craft Festival is on Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20, at 4 Lincoln Ave., Hampton Falls, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free for the outdoor event. Visit castleberryfairs.com.
Take in a weekend of stories at the White Mountain Storytelling Festival from Friday, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Sept. 27, at Waterville Valley Town Square, Route 49, 6 Village Road, Waterville Valley, produced by the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance. Hear more than a dozen storytellers weave their tales for children, families and adults. Featured teller Carolyn Stearns will give a special evening concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The full festival costs $25; daytime and evening-only options are available. Visit nhstorytelling.org/festival.
Bedford Old Towne Day is Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riley Field Complex, located at the corner of Nashua and County roads in Bedford. Over 40 organizations will be represented along with local food vendors, the annual Bull Frog Bounce and, for the first time this year, the Bedford’s Got Talent open-mike event at noon at the performance stage. Visit bedfordreconline.com.
Head to the Deerfield Fair for a weekend of agricultural family fair fun from Thursday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 4, at the fairgrounds, 34 Stage Road, Deerfield. Check out the Miss Deerfield Pageant, live performances, fair food, magic shows, agriculture exhibitions and more. The fair is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Admission costs $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, free for children age 12 and under and all military. Visit deerfieldfair.com. 
Music on Main Street is back for its seventh year on Saturday, Oct. 3, when Henniker’s Main Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and filled with music, food, crafts, the annual bed race and the all-new ping-pong drop. This year’s band line-up includes Complete Unknowns and Beechwood. Find Spirit of Henniker on Facebook for more details.
Enjoy fall fun at the farm during the Pumpkin Festival at Charmingfare Farm in Candia on Saturday, Oct. 3, Sunday, Oct. 4, Saturday, Oct. 10, Sunday, Oct. 11, and Monday, Oct. 12, with activities open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy sack races, pumpkin spoon races, a cow-milking contest, pumpkin art, horse-drawn hayrides, a hay maze and more. Tickets cost $19 per person, which includes activities and unlimited rides. Children under 23 months get in free. See visitthefarm.com.
Celebrate the season with storytelling, hands-on cooking demonstrations, a native-plant-use walk and more at Harvest Moon & Nature Fest on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, 18 Highlawn Road, Warner. Also presented by The Little Nature Museum, features include wildlife encounters, native living history and craft demonstrations. Cost is $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for children ages 6 to 12, with a $26 family maximum. Visit indianmuseum.org.
Don’t miss a weekend of pumpkin festivities at the 26th annual Milford Pumpkin Festival from Friday, Oct. 9, to Sunday, Oct. 11. Activities include a craft fair, food vendors, carved pumpkin lighting, the Haunted Trail, a beer and wine tasting, live music and a fireworks show. Visit milfordpumpkinfestival.org.
Take in autumn’s beautiful colors and much more at the 68th annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival Friday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 11, in downtown Warner. Enjoy an arts and crafts market, a farmers market, midway rides, parades, a 5-mile road race, special meals, live music, oxen and woodsmen competitions and more. Admission is free, parking costs $5. Visit wfff.org.
October Festival is back in downtown Rochester on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a day of apple pie and cider, live music from Capt. Fiddle and the Crawdad Wranglers, Cajun Zydeco band from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., children’s games, a doughnut- and pie-eating contest, arts and crafts vendors and more. Visit rochestermainstreet.org.
The New Hampshire Film Festival is back for its 15th year Thursday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 18, in Portsmouth. A VIP pass costs $200, a weekend pass is $75, day passes range from $20 to $35. Individual tickets cost $15. Visit nhfilmfestival.com.
Have a perfectly pumpkin day at The Big Pumpkin Party on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The New Hampshire Farm Museum, Route 125, White Mountain Hwy., Milton. Check out pumpkin games and stories, roast pumpkin seeds over the fire and pick a pumpkin to carve or paint at the carving station. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 17, which includes a free pumpkin for each attendee. Visit farmmuseum.org.
Enjoy plenty of plump pumpkins at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Regatta on Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18, on Main Street in Goffstown. Watch pumpkin growers compete and see the pumpkins turned into boats. Food, art and a 10K run and kids’ relay are also featured. Visit goffstownmainstreet.org.
Don your undead finest for the 5th annual Rochester Main Street Zombie Walk on Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Line up at the Union Street lot at 6:30 p.m. and make your way as a zombie horde toward the Common for a bonfire, brains and “Monster Mash” with DJ John Cox at 8:45 p.m. Visit rochestermainstreet.org.
Pumpkin Festival has a new home this year. Head to downtown Laconia on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and enjoy activities such as the Runaway Pumpkin 10K and 5K run/walk, “Pumpkin Alley” activities just for kids, haunted attractions at The Belknap Mill and UCC/Congregational Church, pumpkin bowling, food and craft courts and the spectacular pumpkin tower featuring thousands of jack o’lanterns. Visit pumpkinfestival2015.org.
The Monadnock Pumpkin Festival will be on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cheshire Fairgrounds, 247 Monadnock Highway, Swanzey. Activities include a jack-o-lantern display, children’s costume display, baking contest, haunted maze, pumpkin carving contest, food vendors and more. Admission is $5 for adults. Visit monadnockpumpkinfestival.org.
Stroll the streets of Concord for an eerie evening at the Halloween Howl on Friday, Oct. 30. Downtown business will be open for trick-or-treating from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free. Visit intownconcord.org/events/halloween-howl.
Check out film screenings, indie music and a craft beer opening reception at the SNOB Film Festival from Thursday, Nov. 12, to Saturday, Nov. 14, at Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main St., Concord. Visit snobfilmfestival.com.
 
Food
Home brewers unite at the 19th annual New England Homebrewers Jamboree on Friday, Sept. 11, and Saturday, Sept. 12, at Tamworth Camping Area, 194 Depot Road, Tamworth. Check out regional homebrew clubs, local music, an on-site homebrew competition, demonstrations, kids’ activities and a Brewer’s Dinner ($20) to start off the weekend on Friday night at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for a day pass, $35 for one night of camping, $45 for two nights of camping, $65 for a weekend pass and $10 for an RV pass without hookups. Visit homebrewersjamboree.com.
The 26th annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, a weekend of all things seafood on the coast, returns Friday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 13, at Hampton Beach. With 60 seacoast restaurants bringing their best, enjoy plenty of lobster rolls, chowder, fried clams and more. Other activities include live entertainment, a lobster roll eating contest, arts and crafts vendors and fireworks. Free parking and shuttle service are available from a number of locations. Admission costs $5 on Friday, $8 on Saturday and $5 on Sunday. Children under 12 get in free. Visit hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com.
The Capital Cup Brewfest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m., part of Weekend on the Water at Riverfront Park at the Everett Arena. Sample beers from over 30 craft breweries. Purchase tickets in advance for $15, at the door for $20. Visit concordwow.org.
Strawbery Banke Museum will host the Vintage & Vine fine wine and food festival on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. Features include a VIP reserve tasting, grand tasting and wine sale and dozens of local restaurants and chefs. General admission costs $65, $120 for VIP. The festival is held at 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth. Visitstrawberybanke.org.
Sample from New England wineries and breweries at Wicked Wine and Brew Fest on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Funway Park, 454 Charles Bancroft Hwy., Litchfield. Local musicians, artisans and vendors will be featured. Tickets cost $25, $5 for designated drivers. Visit nashuatelegraph.com/wwb.
The historic orchard at Jackson House, 76 Northwest St., Portsmouth, comes to life on Saturday, Sept. 12, during Jackson Hill Cider Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help grind apples and press cider, enjoy apple-themed treats, watch artisan demonstrations and visit with animals from Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. Enjoy music by the New England Irish Harp Orchestra and performances by the New Hampshire Theatre Project. Tickets cost $6 for nonmember adults, $3 for children. Visit historicnewengland.org.
Learn about brain-boosting herbs, herbal chocolate truffles and how to make herb-infused broths during the Beyond Home Herbalist Series at Wintergreen Botanicals, Deerfield Road, Allenstown. The series runs on Monday nights from 6 to 9 p.m., from Sept. 14 through Nov. 16. Take an individual class or the whole series. All nine classes cost $275. Call 340-5161 or visit wintergreenbotanicals.com.
Sample from local restaurants and check out downtown retailers during the Taste of Downtown Manchester on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. Local artists will display their work and musicians will play live throughout downtown. Tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 on the day of the event. Visit intownmanchester.com.
Learn how to pair wine with your dinners and include wine in recipes at the Winemaker’s Kitchen Cooking Series monthly workshops at Labelle Winery, 345 Route 101, Amherst. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, learn how to cook with grapes in dishes like grape cake and capers and grape salsa. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, prepare for Oktoberfest by cooking with beer and wine in seasonal favorites, and on Wednesday, Nov. 11, learn to make exciting sides for your Thanksgiving meal. All classes are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25 each. Visit labellewineryevents.com. 
Get your fill of lamb, pastichio, dolmathes, loukoumades, kataifi and baklava at Glendi from Friday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 20, at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover St., Manchester. Enjoy live music, Greek crafts and imports, Greek coffee, beer and wine, and church tours. Admission is free, but bring money (credit and debit accepted) for food and gifts. Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Visit saintgeorgeglendi.com.
Set your inner coffee fanatic free at the NH Coffee Festival, a celebration of all things coffee, in downtown Laconia on Saturday, Sept. 19, from noon to 4 p.m. Visit laconiamainstreet.com. Enjoy coffee ice cream, coffee cake and coffee popcorn along with a latte throwdown, coffee bean bag sack race, coffee bean toss and more.
Taste pies from bakers and bakeries across the state at The Great New Hampshire Pie Festival on Sunday, Sept. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at the New Hampshire Farm Museum, Route 125, White Mountain Hwy., Milton. Enter a pie in the contest, watch pie-making demonstrations and pie-eating contests, take a horse-drawn wagon ride or farm tour and enjoy a day of pie at the historic farmhouse. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children or free if you bring a pie for the contest. Visit farmmuseum.org.
Looking for an afternoon of authentic German cuisine? Schnitzelfest New Hampshire returns for the 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 26, from noon to 5 p.m. at Butler Park, 5 Central St., Hillsborough. Get your fill of grilled or fried schnitzel, knockwurst, bratwurst and German potato salad, plus other food and drink vendors. Meal tickets cost $12; get five beer tokens for $25. Visit schnitzelfestnh.org. 
Visit downtown Dover on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of live entertainment, a road race, vendors, pony rides, a petting zoo, lots of apples and more at the 31st annual Apple Harvest Day. Visit dovernh.org.
Dig potatoes and carrots for stone soup, bob for apples, shell dry beans, press apples for cider and more at Harvest Day, Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Hampshire Farm Museum, Route 125, White Mountain Hwy., Milton. You can also see blacksmith and spinning demonstrations, visit farm animals and take horse-drawn wagon rides around the farm. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 17. Visit farmmuseum.org.
The Community Church of Francestown will host its 23rd annual Fall Festival and Live Auction on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the auction from 2 to 4 p.m., at 18 Main St. in Francestown. Features include vendors, crafts, food, a bake sale, hayrides and more. Event admission is free. Contact ccffallfestival@gmail.com.
Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival is on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m.  to 4 p.m. at Swasey Parkway in Exeter. Participating breweries include Allagash Brewing Company, Throwback Brewery, Earth Eagle Brewings, Downeast Cider House and many more. Sample chilis from 11 Water St., Cork & Keg Grill, Hayseed Restaurant, The Stone Church and more in the people’s choice chili cook-off. Tickets cost $30, $15 for designated drivers and youth. Visit powderkegbeerfest.com. 
Sample local wines during the Barrel Tasting Weekend 2015 on Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4. Participating wineries and meaderies include Coffin Cellars, Gilmanton Winery, Sap House Meadery and Hermit Woods Winery. Visit hermitwoods.com.
Back for its second year, the New Hampshire Food Truck Festival is on Sunday, Oct. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. at Redhook Brewery, 1 Redhook Way, Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth. Bring blankets and chairs for a picnic meal of unique dishes from 25 area food trucks, and, of course, Redhook brews. General admission costs $5, VIP $20, free for children under 12. Visit foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com.
Learn about the principles of fermentation and how to make a tasty serving of probiotics at Beaver Brook Nature Center’s probiotic food series at 117 Ridge Road, Hollis. On Thursday, Oct. 5, make sauerkraut, kimchi and cider vinegar ($20) and on Thursday, Nov. 5, make fire cider, a health tonic to take straight up or put in tea or on salads ($15). Register at beaverbrook.org.
Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, will hold two culinary-inspired workshops this fall. Join integrative registered dietitian Ruth Goldstein on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a class full of recipes and details about brassicas like kale, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts (cost is $15 for nonmembers), or check out cordials & chocolates on Saturday, Nov., 7, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Led by clinical herbalist Maria Noel Groves, the class combines herb and fruit cordials with chocolate treats (cost is $60 for nonmembers). Both classes require registration. Visit shakers.org.
Taste chili from restaurants across the Seacoast at the 26th annual WHEB Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Oct. 10, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth. More than a dozen restaurants will serve up their best chili and booth decorations. Redhook beer will also be available. Admission is $17.50 for adults, $6 for kids, free for ages under 5. Visit prescottpark.org. This event is held alongside the museum’s Fall Festival. 
Sample from 35 restaurants, see live cooking demos and watch the top chef slider competition at the 10th annual Taste of Concord on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave., Concord. Other features include raffles, a silent auction and live music. Tickets cost $30 per person. Visit tasteofconcord.com.
Sip many brews at NH Brew Fest on Saturday, Oct. 17, from noon to 9 p.m. at Redhook Brewery, 1 Redhook Way, Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth. Sessions will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. with a VIP session from noon to 4 p.m. Admission includes a five-ounce souvenir sampler cup, beer samples and entertainment. Visit prescottpark.org.
The 13th annual Empty Bowls is on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm St., Manchester. Enjoy handcrafted ceramic bowls and soup to help raise money for New Horizons for New Hampshire. Sponsored by the NH Potters Guild, members make and donate bowls for the fundraiser. Admission costs $20, which includes a handmade bowl and soup samples from local restaurants. A child bowl costs $5. For the last half hour of the event, quarts of soup to go cost $10. Visit newhorizonsfornh.org.
Enjoy an evening of wine, chocolate and supporting Manchester’s animals at Wine and Chocolate on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester. The event benefits the Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter. Visit manchesteranimalshelter.org.
Showcasing the region’s beer, wine, mead, coffee, food and desserts, Lakes Region Uncorked returns for the third year on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Church Landing at Mill Falls by the Lake, Meredith. Enjoy live music, a chef demonstration, sipping and sampling and wine education sessions. Visit lrcs.org/save-the-dates-2015.
Celebrate the food and history of Thanksgiving during Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving at the New Hampshire Farm Museum, Route 125, White Mountain Hwy., Milton, on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy living history farmhouse tours with costumed role-players, hot cider, pumpkin pie, horse-drawn wagon rides and popcorn over the campfire. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children. Visit farmmuseum.org.
 
Music 
Death Cab for Cutie performs with The Antlers on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Tickets range from $29.50 to $40. 
See folk group Martha Redbone Roots Project perform Friday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m., at Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets are free. 
Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco will be at the Historic Music Hall on Friday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32 and $38. 
Catch the Scorpions’ 50th Anniversary World Tour show with special guest Queensryche on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook. Tickets range from $24 to $51. 
See Mike Peters of The Alarm on Monday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $30 to $45.
Check out Eagles tribute The Long Run on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the Palace Theatre. Tickets range from $39.50 to $49.50.
See Manchester singer-songwriter Alli Beaudry on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets cost $20.
Indie pop group Lucius performs on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m., at the Historic Music Hall. Tickets are $20 and $24. 
See country star Mark Willis on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the Palace Theatre. Tickets range from $29.50 to $59.50.  
Sassy blues and jazz artist Suede takes the stage on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $35 to $40.  
Catch blues musician Charlie Musselwhite with guests Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m., at The Flying Monkey. Tickets range from $35 to $75.  
See Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown on Friday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $30 to $45.  
Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge performs with heavy metal band Trivium on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m., at the Casino Ballroom. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show.  
See Jon Butcher Axis: Experienced, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $30 to $40.  
See Crash Test Dummies acoustic duo on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $30 to $45.  
Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will be at the Historic Music Hall on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are range from $36 to $54.  
Sixteen-year-old guitarist Quinn Sullivan takes the stage on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $25 to $35.  
Country star Craig Morgan is coming to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester) on Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $39.  
Tom Cochrane of Red Rider will be at Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $45.  
Catch Tusk, the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m., at The Flying Monkey. Tickets range from $24 to $54.  
See country star Martina McBride perform on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m., at Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets range from $59.50 to $89.50.  
Three Days Grace and Finger Eleven perform on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m., at the Casino Ballroom. Tickets cost $30 in advance or $35 the day of the show.  
Indie pop artist Farao takes the stage on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m., at the Music Hall Loft. Tickets cost $18.  
Charlie Farren will be at Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $35.  
See Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle perform on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets range from $25 to $35.  
Singer-songwriter Edwin McCain with opening act Ryan Hommel performs on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $45 to $55.  
See local favorites the Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio with David Surette and Susie Burke perform on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets cost $15.  
Blues legend Buddy Guy and Ethan Tucker take the stage on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m., at the Casino Ballroom. Tickets range from $30 to $50.  
See singer-songwriter Seth Glier perform on Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. at Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets cost $15 for students and $20 for adults.  
Singer-songwriter Chadwick Stokes previously of Dispatch and State Radio will be at the Music Hall Loft on Friday, Oct. 2, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $28.  
Blues artist Jonny Lang performs on Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. at Stockbridge Theatre. Tickets range from $45 to $50. 
Dar Williams takes the stage on Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $35 to $50.  
Catch Jon Butcher Axis: Experienced, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix, on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at The Flying Monkey. Tickets range from $29 to $65.  
Progressive folk artist Tom Brosseau takes the stage at the Music Hall Loft on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $15.  
Folk musicians Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin and EVA perform on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at Stockbridge Theatre. Tickets range from $10 to $25. 
Blues group Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters will be at Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $45.  
Catch Shania Twain and Gavin DeGraw at the Verizon Wireless Arena, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $46 to $136.  
Ed Kowalczyk performs Wednesday, Oct. 7, and Thursday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $40 to $55.  
Catch Kevin Griffin, frontman for the ’90s alternative rock band Better Than Ezra, on Friday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at The Flying Monkey. Tickets range from $25 to $65.  
Heavy metal bands Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity perform together with The Shrine at the Casino Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $27 in advance and $30 the day of the show.  
Catch Led Zeppelin tribute band Kashmir on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m., at The Flying Monkey. Tickets range from $18 to $54.  
Indie group Beauty Pill takes the stage at the Music Hall Loft on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $16.  
SOJA takes the stage with J Boog and Dustin Thomas at the Casino Ballroom on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show.  
Kat Edmonson with opening act MILTON performs on Friday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $25 to $35.  
Catch J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at The Flying Monkey. Tickets range from $39 to $75.  
Chris Barron of The Spin Doctors with opening act James Maddock performs on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $25 to $35.  
Rock legends Motley Crue and Alice Cooper will be at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $59.50 to $125.  
Folk rock American Idol Season 9 contestant Crystal Bowersox will be at Tupelo Music Hall on Monday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m.. Tickets range from $30 to $45.  
The Tubes take the stage on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $40 to $55.  
Catch BJ Thomas on Friday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at The Flying Monkey. Tickets range from $49 to $89.  
New Hampshire band the JamAntics reunites for a show on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. at Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets cost $15.  
Heavy metal band Godsmack performs at the Casino Ballroom Saturday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $60 in advance and $65 the day of the show.  
Band on the Run reunites with Denny Laine of Moody Blues and Wings and special guest and emcee Peter Asher on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets cost $20.  
Country artist James Otto performs on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $25 to $40.  
Rock group Rise Against performs with Killswitch Engage and Letlive at the Casino Ballroom Sunday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40.50 in advance and $46 the day of the show.  
California Guitar Trio takes the stage on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $25 to $40.  
The legendary Steve Miller Band takes the stage at the Casino Ballroom on Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $63 in advance and $68 the day of the show.  
Singer-songwriters Amy Black and Liz Frame perform on Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets cost $20.  
Contemporary jazz group Acoustic Alchemy takes the stage on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $35 to $45.  
Catch Anna Nalick with opening act Ryanhood on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $25 to $35.  
Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne perform on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the Historic Music Hall. Tickets cost $42 and $54.  
Catch country star Lee Ann Womack on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., at The Flying Monkey. Tickets range from $44 to $79.  
Dear Criminals performs at the Music Hall Loft on Friday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $17.50.  
The Smithereens will be at Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $55.  
Catch singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., at The Flying Monkey. Tickets range from $45 to $85.  
Singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur takes the stage at the Music Hall Loft on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $30.  
Folk legend Gordon Lightfoot performs on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m., at Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets range from $39.50 to $59.50.  
See The Band tribute THE WEIGHT on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $48 to $55.  
Frontman of ’80s pop sensation Men at Work Colin Hay performs on Friday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m., at Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets range from $29.50 to $45.  
See Whitford St. Holmes on Friday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets range from $55 to $65.  
Catch British blues rock legends The Yardbirds featuring Johnny A. on guitar on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at The Flying Monkey. Tickets range from $29 to $69.  
1970s Springsteen-esque band Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes takes the stage at the Palace Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $24.50 to $64.50.  
Singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler performs on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m., at Tupelo Music Hall. Tickets cost $35.  
Grateful Dead tribute Dark Star Orchestra performs on Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m., at Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets range from $29.50 to $35.  
Comedy
Greg & The Morning Buzz Comedy Series presents Sebastian Maniscalco at the Casino Ballroom on Friday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $43.  
Ryan Clauson will be at the Music Hall Loft on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20.  
Kyle Crawford performs on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., at Headliners Comedy Club. Tickets range from $20 to $39.50.  
Pat Oats performs at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $39.50.  
Dave Chappelle of the TV series Chappelle’s Show takes the stage on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., at Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets cost $58.  
Larry Myles takes the stage on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., at Headliners Comedy Club. Tickets range from $20 to $39.50.  
Star of King of Queens and Paul Blart: Mall Cop Kevin James will be at Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $59.50 to $79.50.  
Mark Scalia performs on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., at Headliners Comedy Club. Tickets range from $20 to $39.50.  
New Hampshire’s own Juston McKinney returns to the Palace Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets cost $24.50.  
Johnny Pizzi performs at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20.  
Join Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m., for Tupelo Night of Comedy featuring Paul Gilligan and Ryan Gartley. Tickets range from $18 to $23.  
The “Queen of Mean” Lisa Lampanelli performs on Friday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m., at Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets range from $38 to $68.  
Nick Offerman takes the stage at the Casino Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $29 to $49.  
Hypnotist/Comedian Frank Santos Jr. performs at the Palace Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $24.50.  
Join American Legion Hooksett (5 Riverside St., Hooksett) for a comedy night on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $35. 
Loretta LaRoche takes the stage on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets range from $25 to $35.  
Stephanie Peters performs on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 8:30 p.m., at Headliners Comedy Club. Tickets cost $20.  
Rodney Carrington will be at the Historic Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $60.  
Comedy Central favorite Bob Marley will be at Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets range from $12.50 to $24.50.  
Nature
Amoskeag Fishways will host a family fun night program on chimney swifts on Friday, Sept. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn about the natural history of this unique bird, then go outside and explore a nearby roosting site. Binoculars are encouraged. The cost is $5 per family, and advance registration is required. 
Join Director of New Hampshire Audubon’s Raptor Observatories Phil Brown at Carter Hill Orchard on Friday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for an introductory slideshow on raptor identification and life history. Then, head outside to sky-watch for broad-winged hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, American kestrels, northern harriers, ospreys and bald eagles. Bring binoculars if you have them, water, a lunch and sun protection. The cost is $10. Join Brown later that night from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Massabesic Audubon Center for a presentation on raptor migration, identification techniques, history as well as personal anecdotes and tips from his work in the field. The cost is $5. 
Take a free guided walk through the New Hampshire Audubon Ponemah Bog (Rhodora Drive, Amherst) from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 12 and Sept. 26. Learn about bog plants, wildlife and bog formation. All ages are welcome. 
Join Beaver Brook Association at their nature center for a free leisurely guided hike around the property. Hikes are held Sundays, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 6, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 
Beaver Brook Association will host a two-part home garden workshop about Healthy Soil For Happy Plants on Wednesdays, Sept. 16 and Sept. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn how to improve the function of your garden while increasing yields, lowering costs and reducing workload. The cost is $10 per class. 
Enjoy a day birding on the coast on Wednesday, Sept. 16, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Meet at the Yankee Co-op parking lot (Ocean Boulevard, Seabrook), or meet at the New Hampshire Audubon Massabesic Center at 7:45 a.m. to carpool with other participants. The cost is $9 per trip. 
Join Amoskeag Fishways on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for its 15th Annual Bug Ball. Activities will include an insect petting zoo, buggy crafts, special guest Dr. Paul Johnson, UNH insect expert, and staff presentations on butterflies and bees. The cost is $3 per person or $6 per family. 
Head to Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory (13 Miller Park Road, Peterborough) for a New Hampshire Audubon Raptor Release Day on Saturday, Sept. 19. Enjoy fun activities throughout the day in celebration of International Hawk Migration Week Watch, then, at 1 p.m., watch a rehabilitated raptor return to the wild. The event is free, but there is a fee to enter the park. 
Head to Beaver Brook Association Nature Center for a Mushroom Foray on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk along the trails and search for wild mushrooms while learning how to identify different species. Bring a container for your findings, bug spray, lunch and water. The cost is $15. 
Head to Carter Hill Orchard on Sunday, Sept. 20, for a New Hampshire Audubon Raptor Release Day. Enjoy fun activities throughout the day in celebration of International Hawk Migration Week Watch, then, at 4 p.m., watch a rehabilitated raptor return to the wild. The event is free. 
Join New Hampshire Audubon at the McLane Audubon Center on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a program on the eastern whip-poor-will. Hear about whip-poor-will ecology, conservation issues facing the species and results from a recent monitoring program. Donations are accepted. 
Amoskeag Fishways will host a family fun night program on black bears on Friday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn about what black bears need to survive, what makes them unique and what they have in common with humans. Then, explore bear habitats and learn how you can be respectful of them. The cost is $5 per family, and advance registration is required. 
Beaver Brook Association will host a home garden workshop about container and raised-bed gardening on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn tricks to growing healthy, bountiful plants in small spaces. The cost is $10. 
Enjoy the beauty of the fall foliage from the top of the Weston Observatory (behind Derryfield Park, off Oak Hill Ave., Manchester) Normally closed to the public, this tower stands 66 feet tall and offers a great view of Manchester and surrounding areas. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, Oct. 3, Oct. 4, Oct. 10 and Oct. 11. The cost is $10 per person or $25 per family. Call 622-7531 or visit manchesterhistoric.org. 
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (18 Highlawn Road, Warner) will celebrate Harvest Moon & Naturefest on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about native plant use in the Medicine Woods, see live raptors with Wildlife Encounters, and enjoy storytelling, a variety of demonstrations, kids activities and more. The cost is $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for kids ages 6 through 12 and $26 maximum for a family. Call 456-2600 or visit indianmuseum.org. 
Beaver Brook Association will host a home garden workshop about Fungus Among Us on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn strategies and solutions to reduce diseases and manage weed pressures in your garden. The cost is $10. 
Amoskeag Fishways will host a family fun night program on native bees and other pollinators on Friday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn about local pollinators and why they are important for plants and the food we eat through fun activities. The cost is $5 per family, and advance registration is required. 
Join New Hampshire Audubon at the Massabesic Center for a low-impact hike to enjoy fall foliage and learn how animals will prepare for and survive the upcoming winter. The program will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $8, and registration is required. 
Join NH Audubon for a Sparrow Roundup field trip at the Concord Community Gardens (by the intersection of Silk Farm Road and Clinton Street, Concord) on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon. The group will learn about sparrow identification over hot apple cider and treats. This event is free. 
Join fellow bird-watchers on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at either Carter Hill Orchard or Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory (13 Miller Park Road, Peterborough) for the annual Big Sit event. Volunteer watchers will tally all the bird species they see. Bring binoculars, a field guide and food and drink. A rain/fog date is Sunday, Oct. 11. 
Join New Hampshire Audubon aboard the MV Granite State and explore Jeffrey’s Ledge, 20 miles off the New Hampshire coast, on Sunday, Oct. 11. You’ll spend the day at sea, searching for pelagic seabirds, whales, dolphins and more. Meet at Rye Harbor (Ocean Boulevard, Rye) at 7:30 a.m. to check in. Departure is at 8 a.m. The cost is $85, and registration is required. 
Beaver Brook Association will host a home garden workshop about The Good, The Bad & The Ugly on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn how to keep pests out of your garden while keeping the good creatures around. The cost is $10 per class. 
Join New Hampshire Audubon at the McLane Audubon Center on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a program on common nighthawks in New Hampshire. Hear about the Audubon’s Project Nighthawk and what it revealed about patches and nesting nighthawks. Donations are accepted. 
Stop by the Massabesic Audubon Center for an Autumn Nature Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This all-ages event includes live animals, a bonfire, hands-on activities, crafts, live music, vendors featuring natural products, food for purchase and demonstrations through the day. The cost is $15 per family at the door or $10 if you RSVP before Oct. 14. 
Beaver Brook Association will host a home garden workshop about A Four Season Harvest on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn how to harvest fresh veggies all year long and how to build an inexpensive greenhouse. The cost is $10. 
Amoskeag Fishways will host a family fun night program on super seeds on Friday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn about nuts, cones and seeds and how to identify the trees and plants that produce them through fun activities. The cost is $5 per family, and advance registration is required. 
Join hiking connoisseur Jeff Romano at the Massabesic Audubon Center on Friday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. He will share advice, provide insight and answer questions on how and where to hike this fall. The cost is $5. 
Beaver Brook Association will host a home garden workshop about Storing Your Harvest & Closing Up Your Garden on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn how to properly harvest and store all that you have grown and prepare your garden for a season of rest. The cost is $10. 
Join New Hampshire Audubon at the McLane Audubon Center on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a program on golden eagles. Learn more about these raptors and see amazing images of them. Donations are accepted. 
Amoskeag Fishways will host a family fun night program on owls on Friday, Nov. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn about owl eating habits and dissect a real owl pellet. The cost is $5 per family, and advance registration is required. 
Head to Eversource Five Rivers Auditorium (780 N. Commercial St., Manchester) for a program with Amoskeag Fishways on owls on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1 to 2:15 p.m. Learn about New Hampshire owls, what they look like and where they might be found, and see live owls up close. The cost is $10 per person or $25 per family. Advance registration is required. 
Get a close look at a live bald eagle, an American kestrel and other birds of prey at the Massabesic Audubon Center on Saturday, Nov. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. A wildlife biologist and rehabilitator will talk about what it’s like to rehabilitate birds and release them into the wild. The cost is $10 per person or $30 per family. 
Amoskeag Fishways will host a family fun night program on bats on Friday, Nov. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn through fun activities about bat characteristics, bat habitats and the challenges bats face. The cost is $5 per family, and advance registration is required. 
 
Art events
Nashua’s ArtWalk weekend is Friday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 13, in downtown Nashua. The event is a self-led arts tour to various downtown venues, where more than 100 artists will display their work. Admission is free; visit cityartsnashua.org for more information.
McGowan Fine Art (10 Hills Ave., Concord, mcgowanfineart.com, 225-2515) hosts “Beyond the Caliper: Adelaide Murphy Tyrol” on view through Oct. 9, with an artist reception on Friday, Sept. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tyrol, an arts editor and illustrator, brings to the gallery paintings of subjects that display the “intersection of beauty and decay,” as described in the release. 
The McIninch Fine Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 N. River Road, Manchester) presents “Discomfort Food” Sept. 10 through Oct. 10 with an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show focuses on contemporary food-related art, namely, the “strange and alien nature of food” when taken out of its natural context. Visit snhu.edu.
“Witness to History: James Nachtwey — Afghanistan, Ground Zero, Iraq” is on view at the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester, currier.org) Sept. 11 through Dec. 14. The show highlights monumental photographs about war’s effort and the lives of everyone involved, including civilians, abroad and at home, and troops returning home. The museum offers free admission Friday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 13, in remembrance of those who died on 9/11. On Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m., there’s also a screening of War Photographer, an Academy Award-nominated documentary about James Nachtwey, and there’s a docent-led tour on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 11:30 a.m. 
Also at the Currier Museum of Art, there’s “Cover Story: The Art of Book Binding,” a library focus exhibition on view now through Feb. 19. The show displays a variety of book bindings and coverings dating from the 1700s to 2015.
The Andres Institute of Art’s 17th Annual International Sculpture Symposium is Sept. 12 through Oct. 4 at 98 Route 13, Brookline. During these weeks, international artists stay in Brookline and create works of art for the sculpture trails at the institute. This year’s artists include Gemma Dominguez Guerra of Spain, Klaus Friedrich Hunsicker of Germany and Viktar Kopach of Belarus. There’s an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Big Bear Lodge (adjacent to the park). The public can see the finished sculptures at closing ceremonies Sunday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. Visit andresinstitute.org.
The Canterbury Artisan Festival is Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, 783-9511, shakers.org). The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children. The fair celebrates traditional arts with a juried, artisan craft fair, artisan food, demonstrations, family craft activities, farm animals and agricultural demonstrations.
During ArtWalk weekend, on Sunday, Sept. 13, from noon to 6 p.m., at Le Parc De Notre Renaissance Francaise, Water St., Nashua, is Downtown Arts Fest: Positive Intersections, an event with the Art Battle championships (artists dueling via paint and canvas), a DJ battle, a local artists’ gallery, a dance cypher and live street and spoken word entertainment. Visit the Facebook page or positivestreetart.org.
The Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden (236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, themillbrookgallery.com, 226-2045) hosts a show, “New Artists’ Paintings And Sculptures Exhibit,” now through Oct. 11, with a reception Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.
There’s a Southern New Hampshire University grounds sculpture tour on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m., starting at the McIninch Fine Art Gallery, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester, snhu.edu.
The 7th Annual Hampton Falls Craft Festival is at the town common, 4 Lincoln Ave., Route 1, Hampton Falls, on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit castleberryfairs.com for details.
The Londonderry Arts Council has partnered with the Londonderry Historical Society to create Summer Finale: Music & Art, a one-day, free-admission event on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Morrison House (Pillsbury Road, Londonderry). There will be live music and artist and artisan tents and vendors’ tables. Visit londonderryartscouncil.org, email summerfinale@londonderryartscouncil.org.
The Artisan Workshop Weekend is an opportunity for artists to take many different classes taught by local artisans (bookbinding, glass blowing, jewelry making, paper casting) Sept. 25 through Sept. 27 at The Lodges at Camp Tohkomeupog, Purity Springs Resort, 1251 Eaton Road, East Madison. Visit tohko.com. The cost is $189 per person.
The Autumn Craft Festival on the Plains at Kingston Plains, 150 Main St., Kingston, is Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit castleberryfairs.com.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, Studio 550, Elm Grove Properties and Intown Manchester present an inaugural Chalk Art Competition in Bronstein Park (between Amherst and Hanover streets, Manchester). There will be music, live art, food and entertainment; it costs $15 to reserve a square to participate, and kids under 12 can draw on the Kids Corner for free. There will be more than $750 in cash prizes. Visit 550arts.com or intownmanchester.com.
The 46th Annual Littleton Art Festival is Saturday, Sept. 26, on Main Street. There will be live music, family-friendly activities, an antique car parade, and the White Mountain Quilt Show will be inside the Littleton Opera House. Call 444-6561 or email info@littletonareachamber.com.
The Manchester Artists Association presents the 49th annual Art in the Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Abbie Griffin Park, Merrimack, according to the site. The free event showcases original artwork (no crafts or jewelry) in various tent spaces, in addition to artist demonstrations. Visit manchesterartists.com.
The Beaver Brook Annual Fall Festival and Nature Art Show is at Beaver Brook, Maple Farm, 117 Ridge Road, Hollis, on Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Here visitors will find artwork by dozens of regional artists, including pieces by featured artist Denise Rainis. There will also be nature crafts, animal presentations, live music and beekeeping demonstrations. Free admission. Visit beaverbrook.org or call 465-7787.
The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen gallery (49 S. Main St., Suite 100, Concord) presents “Yours, Mine, and Ours: Works by Collaborating Craftsmen” Sept. 28 through Dec. 18. Visit nhcrafts.org.
The New Hampshire Furniture Masters organization turns 20 this year and it celebrates with its annual gala and live auction on Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, 250 Market St., Portsmouth. There’s a reception and silent auction from noon to 5 p.m. (free), dinner with the masters and a live auction at 5:30 p.m. ($50 per person). Visit furnituremasters.org for details.
“Maxfield Parrish: The Power of Print” is on view at the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester, currier.org) Oct. 9 through Jan. 10. The show highlights work by Parrish, displayed in the form of vintage art prints, calendar illustrations, advertisements, magazine covers and original paintings from the Hood Museum of Art and the Currier’s collection.
The Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour is Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This self-led driving art tour contains numerous venues; visit the Facebook page for details.
The McIninch Fine Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 N. River Road, Manchester, snhu.edu) hosts “Identity Shared,” on view Oct. 15 through Nov. 14, featuring work by four artists who live and work in the Boston area. Their art is based on personal histories and explores the complexities of identity. Artists are Ria Brodell, Caleb Cole, Azita Moradkhani and Zoe Perry-Wood.
McGowan Fine Art (10 Hills Ave., Concord, 225-2515, mcgowanfineart.com) hosts a show, “Spirituality & Obsession,” on view Oct. 13 through Nov. 13, with an artist reception Friday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show features art by John LaPrade, Youdhi Maharajan and James Palmigiano. 
There’s an Open Doors Manchester trolley tour on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., in downtown Manchester. Numerous art galleries and venues keep their “doors open” during these hours and visitors can stop by via one of a couple trolleys circulating the route. Learn which galleries are being represented at majestictheatre.net.
The Deerfield Arts Tour 2015 is Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The event is a self-guided tour of 15 studios with work by 21 artists and artisans, which this year also highlights work by several students from the Deerfield Community School. Visit deerfieldartstour.beadbush.com for a list of artists and a map of participating studios.
The Pinkerton Academy Craft Fair (5 Pinkerton St., Derry) is Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; past items have ranged from handmade clothing and accessories to pickles and gift baskets. Visit alumni.pinkertonacademy.org/craft_fail.html.
The New Hampshire Institute of Art hosts a show, “The Abstract Body,” at the Sharon Arts Center campus, 30 Grove St., Peterborough, which is on view now through Oct. 31. Curated by Craig Stockwell, the show is based on the concept that “the body is thoroughly present in abstract painting and sculpture, though not represented.” Visit nhia.edu.
Studio 550 (550 Elm St., Manchester, 232-5597, 550arts.com) hosts the New Hampshire Potter’s Guild for a craft show-styled Potter’s Market on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 8, from noon to 3 p.m. There will be more than a dozen functional or sculptural ceramic artists represented. From Nov. 6 through Jan. 16, it also hosts its 3rd Annual Cup Show & Sale, with a reception on Friday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.
New Hampshire Open Doors is Saturday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 8. This week-long touring and shopping event is a self-led tour; plan your route at nhopendoors.com, where there are maps of participating artists and artisans.
The McIninch Fine Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 N. River Road, Manchester, snhu.edu) hosts “Architecture in New England,” curated by Professor Colin Root, Nov. 19 through Dec. 19. The show reflects the ever-changing styles of architecture in New England through prints, photographs, paintings, drawings and physical objects. Visit snhu.edu. There’s a panel discussion and reception on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Studio 550 (550 Elm St., Manchester, 232-5597, 550arts.com) hosts a Handmade Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 21, from noon to 5 p.m., which highlights a variety of media — knit wares, jewelry, upcycled crafts, glass arts, fiber arts, paintings, paper art, etc. 
 
Theater events
Duck and Cover by Michael Kimball is at the Players’ Ring Sept. 4 through Sept. 20. Tickets are $15. Visit playersring.org for times.
The Merrimack Repertory Theatre presents The Lion written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, with showtimes through Sept. 20. Call for ticket prices.
The Palace Theatre produces Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Sept. 11 through Oct. 3. Tickets are $25-$45.
The New Hampshire Theatre Project performs Hot Mama Mahatma Sept. 11 through Sept. 13 at the West End Studio Theatre, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $26. Visit nhtheatreproject.org.
The New Hampshire Community Theatre Association’s 44th annual One-Act Play Festival is Saturday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. Productions include Stockholm Syndrome performed by The Actorsingers; A Short Walk After Dinner performed by the Nashua Theatre Guild; and Bob’s Date performed by Bedford Off Broadway. It happens at the Rochester Opera House and tickets are $15 for all three shows. Adjudicators for 2015 are Kelly Morgan and Amato-Greenspan.
Open Door Theatre at New England College presents The Merchant of Venice Friday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $7 to $10. Visit nec.edu or call 428-2382.
The Friends of the Amato Center present Mary Poppins on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m., at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $8 to $18. Visit svbg.org.
The Nashua Theatre Guild produces Over the River and Through the Woods, a comedy about food and family, by Joe DiPietro at the Janice B. Streeter Theater on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. Visit nashuatheatreguild.org, call 882-2189.
The Players’ Ring hosts Summer of ’42 Sept. 25 through Oct. 11. Tickets are $15. Visit playersring.org. 
M&M Productions presents Other Desert Cities Oct. 1 through Oct. 4 at the Janice B. Streeter Theater. Tickets start at $18. Visit mandmp.com, call 978-228-5506.
The Capitol Center for the Arts hosts Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. and noon; tickets are $7.
Theatre KAPOW performs Lungs at the Derry Opera House on Friday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit tkapow.com.
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Oct. 2 through Oct. 25. Call for tickets prices and times.
The Players’ Ring hosts Melvin the Pelican, produced by Patrick Dorow Productions Youth Mainstage, Oct. 3 through Oct. 11. Visit playersring.org.
The new kid-friendly musical Curious George is at the Stockbridge Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for children and seniors. 
The Merrimack Repertory Theatre hosts I and You by Lauren Gunderson Oct. 7 through Nov. 1. It’s the show’s regional premiere. Call for ticket prices.
The Players’ Ring hosts Killer Joe Oct. 16 through Nov. 1 by Traubert Productions. Tickets are $15. Visit playersring.org.
The Peacock Players perform Disney’s Pinocchio Oct. 16 through Oct. 25 at the Janice B. Streeter Theater. Visit peacockplayers.org for tickets.
The Milford Area Players present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Oct. 16 through Oct. 25 at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts. Visit milfordareaplayers.weebly.com for ticket and pricing information.
The Children’s Theatre Project presents Shrek: The Musical Jr. at the Concord City Auditorium Friday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. Visit communityplayersofconcord.org. Tickets are $13.
The Palace Theatre produces The Addams Family Oct. 23 through Nov. 14. Tickets are $25 to $45.
Pontine Theatre performs King Lear/The Independent Eye Friday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m., with two actors and 20 puppets, at the West End Studio Theatre. Tickets are $24.
The Leddy Center for the Performing Arts hosts Charlotte’s Web Oct. 23 through Nov. 11. Tickets are $18. 
The Majestic Theatre’s teen company presents Godspell on Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., at the Derry Opera House. Visit majestictheatre.net.
The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny at the Stockbridge Theatre Friday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m., and Saturday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for children and seniors.
Mamma Mia! stops at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35-$100.
The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts, in conjunction with the Greater Derry Arts Council, presents Wizard of Oz: Young Performers Edition on Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m., at the Derry Opera House. Call 669-7469. Tickets are $10. Visit majestictheatre.net.
Theatre KAPOW performs Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $25. The Capitol Center for the Arts also hosts theatre KAPOW’s take of Macbeth on Friday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $7. Visit ccanh.com, call 225-1111.
The Capitol Center for the Arts hosts The Price is Right: Live on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39-$59. Prizes include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car. 
The Nashua Actorsingers present Into the Woods Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m., at the Edmund Keefe Auditorium. Visit actorsingers.org for tickets.
Bedford Off Broadway presents You Can’t Take It With You at the Bedford Olde Town Hall on Friday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. Visit bedfordoffbroadway.com. Tickets are $12, call 647-2864.
Brownwater Productions presents Best Day Ever by Matthew Gaskell Nov. 6 through Nov. 29 at the Players’ Ring. Tickets are $15. Visit playersring.org.
Stagecoach Productions presents Big Fish on Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m., at the Janice B. Streeter Theater. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors/military, $12 for children 12 and younger. Visit stagecoachproductions.org. Call 320-3780.
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents Oliver Nov. 12 through Dec. 20. Call or visit the site for prices and times.
The Pinkerton Players perform Alice in Wonderland Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m., at the Stockbridge Theatre. Visit the theater site for tickets.
The Peacock Players get gritty with Chicago Nov. 13 through Nov. 22 at the Janice B. Streeter Theater. Visit peacockplayers.org for tickets and showtimes.
The Manchester Community Theatre Players present Peter Pan Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 14, at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 21, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m., at the MCTP Theatre. Tickets are $20. Visit mctp.info.
The New Hampshire Theatre Project performs Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing Nov. 13 through Nov. 29 at the West End Studio Theatre. Visit nhtheatreproject.org for tickets/times.
The Kids Coop Theatre presents Mary Poppins at the Derry Opera House Nov. 13-14. Visit kids-coop-theatre.org for ticket prices and showtimes.
The Capitol Center for the Arts hosts Click, Clack, Moo on Monday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. and noon. Tickets are $7. For kids ages 4 to 9.
The Capitol Center for the Arts hosts From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $7.
Young Audiences New York’s Literature to Life Stage presents The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m., at the Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets are $7.
The Community Players of Concord present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m., at the Concord City Auditorium. Visit communityplayersofconcord.org for ticket information.
 
Classical music
The Concord Community Concert Association hosts Grande Romanza on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. The concert consists of favorite scenes of love and passion from operettas and Broadway shows featuring Stefan and Nina Tanchietti (concert rescheduled from March 27). Tickets are $18.
The New Hampshire Philharmonic performs in a concert, “NH Phil with David Kim,” on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m., with violinist David Kim, at the Stockbridge Theatre. Tickets are $12-$50.
The Friends of the Audi’s 25th Annual Gala/Season Opener is Sunday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. At the event’s start, there will be an ice cream social, and at 7 p.m. there will be a gala variety show previewing the season’s coming attractions (magic, music, comedy, film, theater, poetry, etc.). Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 344-4747.
The Walker Lecture Fund presents Sounds of Frank performed by the Sinatra Tribute Band at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord, on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Free; call 225-6495.
Symphony New Hampshire’s opening concert, featuring music by Bernstein, Gershwin and Copland, is at the Redford Arts Center, Keene State College, Wyman Way, Keene, on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m., $40-$45. There are also concerts on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m., at the Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm St., Nashua, $15-$49, and on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m., at the Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St., Lebanon, $12-$45. Visit symphonynh.org, call 595-9156.
Piccola Opera puts on its 8th Annual Opera Competition on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the Concord City Auditorium The competition will feature finalists on stage vying for more than $4,000 in cash prizes and contracts for 2016. On this night, the company also produces its inaugural Music Theatre Youth Competition, showcasing youth finalists ages 10 to 17 (they will have qualified during a preliminary event Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 8 N. Main St. studio) who will be competing for a $250 cash prize. Tickets to the event are $20. Visit piccolaopera.net, email piccolaoperanh@gmail.com, call 781-5695.
The Capital Jazz Orchestra present A Salute to Glenn Miller featuring Dave Scott and Liz Saunders at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. Following the performance, there will be a 1940s “Canteen” reception celebrating the Capitol Center for the Arts’ 20th anniversary with dancing, music and light hors d’oeuvres in the Governor’s Hall. Tickets are $20-$45.
The Concord Coachmen Barbershop Chorus performs Songs Made for the Stage Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. The concert consists of music from Broadway and Hollywood. Tickets are $15. Call 668-8889, visit harmonize.com/coachmen.
Mark Valenti performs a concert as part of the Walker Lecture Fund Series on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. Free.
The Voices of the 603 concert — three hours of a cappella goodness featuring New Hampshire students — is Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com. Tickets are $10. 
Presented by the Concord Community Concert Association, the Grammy-winning Los Angeles Quartet performs Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. Tickets are $18.
Ten-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval performs at the Stockbridge Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for students, $20 for seniors, $25-$30 for everyone else.
Gregg Pauley continues with his Beethoven sonatas with a concert, Beethoven’s Humor, on Friday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St., Concord. Visit greggpauley.com.
The Jordan T-W Trio Benefit Concert is Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki (fiddle), Matt Jensen (guitar) and Chris Noyes (bass) perform to raise money for the Jakob Murray Lange Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Children’s Theatre Project camperships. Tickets are $12. Visit communityplayersofconcord.org. Call 344-4747.
On Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m., there’s a concert, The Jolly Rogues, which is a “rollicking repertoire” of 18th- and 19th-century music (ballads, shanties and songs of revolt) heard through the nation’s history, at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. Free.
The New Hampshire Philharmonic performs a Halloween Concert on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. The concert features an “eclectic mix” of spooky music, from Bach’s “Prelude in D Minor” to Elfman’s “Nightmare Before Christmas.” Tickets are $12 to $50.
Symphony New Hampshire performs a free concert at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, on Monday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. The concert, led by music director Jonathan McPhee, aims to show how music paints pictures through character, emotion, story, time and place. Tickets are available by calling 225-1111, starting Monday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. Visit ccanh.com.
Cellist Astrid Schween performs in a concert presented by the Concord Community Concert Association Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. Tickets are $18.
On Sunday, Nov. 9, the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra presents a concert at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, at 3 p.m. On the menu is music by Sibelius, Brahms and Rodrigo. Tickets are $25. Call 436-2400 or visit portsmouthsymphony.org.
Symphony New Hampshire and guest artist Jennifer Koh perform music by Bartók, Mendelssohn and Dvořák on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m., at the Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm St., Nashua. Tickets are $15 to $49. Visit symphonynh.org or call 595-9156.
Fall writer events
Pauline Hawkins reads from and signs her book Uncommon Core on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at RiverRun Bookstore.
Barbara Davis visits Water Street Bookstore to talk about her new book, Summer at Hideaway Key, on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m.
Dana Owens talks about his book Shotgunned on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library.
R.A. Salvatore talks about Archmage Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., at Gibson’s Bookstore.
Lorrie Thomsen signs A Measure of Happiness at Barnes & Noble, Nashua, Saturday, Sept. 12, 1 to 3 p.m.
John Marshall visits Barnes & Noble, Manchester, to talk about his book, Wide-Open World: How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family’s Lives Forever on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m.
The Rodgers Memorial Library hosts a book launch event for Barbara J. Turner’s new book, Zoot Suit Riots: Clothes, Culture and Murder, on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m.
Helen Brody and photographer Leslie Tuttle visit MainStreet BookEnds on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 2 to 3 p.m. to talk about their new book, New Hampshire Women Farmers: Pioneers of the Local Food Movement.
Mimi White talks about her new collection of poetry, The World Disguised as This One, at a kick-off party Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the West End Studio Theatre.
Brendan DuBois talks about his newest book, Blood Foam: A Lewis Cole Mystery, at the Exeter Public Library Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m.
Baron Wormser visits RiverRun Bookstore on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m, to read from and sign his book of poetry, Unidentified Sighing Objects.
Stefany Shaheen (daughter of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen) talks about Elle & Coach: Diabetes, the Fight for My Daughter’s Life, and the Dog Who Changed Everything at Water Street Bookstore on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. She also visits Gibson’s Bookstore on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m.
Alice Hoffman talks about The Marriage of Opposites on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., at the Music Hall Loft. Tickets are $42 and include a copy of the book, bar beverage and book-signing meet-and-greet. 
Aurore Eaton visits the Derry Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company: A History of Enterprise on the Merrimack River.
Darcy Cunningham visits RiverRun Bookstore on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about and sign her book From Despair to Dignity: A Step-By-Step Guide for Transforming the Lives of Women and Children — Successful NGO Creation Using the Maher Method.
Josh Levs, presented by We the People and the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, talks about his book, All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses — And How We Can Fix It Together, on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., at the Congregational Church of Exeter.
Margaret Porter talks about and reads from her new novel, A Pledge of Better Times, on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at RiverRun Bookstore.
Debby Irving talks about Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore.
Meredith Wild talks about Hard Love at Barnes & Noble, Nashua, Friday, Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m.
Leslie Koresky signs her book, Audrey’s Garden at Barnes & Noble, Nashua, Saturday, Sept. 19, 1-3 p.m.
The first-ever New Hampshire Poetry Festival is Saturday, Sept. 19, all day at the New Hampshire Institute of Art (with main events at the French Building). There will be workshops, panels, readings, etc., headed by former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Simic. Visit poetrysocietyofnewhampshire.org/fest. Tickets are $10.
New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice Fogel speaks and reads at the Hopkinton Town Library on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m.
Writers on a New England Stage presents Salman Rushdie, who will talk about his latest novel, Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at The Music Hall. Tickets are $13.25.
Jessica Lahey talks about The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at Water Street Bookstore. She also has an author event on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore. 
Erin E. Moulton talks about her book Keepers of the Labyrinth at the Derry Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m.
Michael Tougias talks about The Finest Hours: The True Story Behind the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:45 p.m., at the Hooksett Public Library.
JG Debs signs her book Back in Two Weeks Sunday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Nashua.
Grant Welker visits the Derry Public Library Monday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about We Are Market Basket.
Rory O’Brien talks about Gallow Hills, about the Salem Witch Trials, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wadleigh Memorial Library.
Tanya Feke talks about Idiot’s Guide to Medicare and Medicare Essentials at the Nesmith Library on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m.
Richard Carey talks about In the Evil Day: Violence Comes to One Small Town Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., at Gibson’s Bookstore. He also visits Water Street Bookstore on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m.
On Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., Boston Globe sportswriter Bob Ryan talks about and signs SCRIBE, My Life in Sports at the Amherst Town Library.
Jay Atkinson talks about Massacre on the Merrimack: Hannah Duston’s Captivity and Revenge in Colonial America Saturday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore.
The Concord Monitor and New Hampshire Writers’ Project present Poetry Night with Charles Simic at the Concord City Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.
Ann Romney has an author event Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Manchester, for her book, In This Together.
Dick Flavin talks about Red Sox Rhymes: Verses and Curses at Gibson’s Bookstore Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.
Kevin Flynn talks about American Sweepstakes Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., at Gibson’s Bookstore.
Josh Funk signs his book, Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Barnes & Noble, Nashua.
Margo Taft Stever, Estha Weiner, Susana Case and Jennifer Franklin read from their recently published work on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. at RiverRun Bookstore.
Ken Sheldon, a.k.a. Fred Marple, visits the Manchester City Library Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. to discuss his book, Welcome to Frost Heaves.
Sherry Turkle talks about Reclaiming Conversation at The Music Hall Loft on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. Visit the site or call for details.
Poets Ruth Foley and Sara Biggs Chaney read their work (an open mike will follow) at Water Street Bookstore on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Mark C. Bodanza talks about Make it Count: The Life and Times of Basketball Great JoJo White (JoJo White will also attend) Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Nashua Public Library.
Erin Bowman talks about Vengeance Road Friday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore.
Daniel Korschun signs We Are Market Basket Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Nashua. He also visits the Nashua Public Library on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m.
Howard Frank Mosher talks about his new novel, God’s Kingdom, on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m., at MainStreet BookEnds. He also has author events at Barnes & Noble, Manchester, on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m.; at Barnes & Noble, Newington on Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.; at Water Street Bookstore on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m.; and at Gibson’s Bookstore on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. 
Rosaly Bass signs Organic! A Gardener’s Handbook Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library.
Elena Delbanco talks about her new book, The Silver Swan, at Water Street Bookstore on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.
Richard Hatin talks about The Palace Theatre: 100 Years of Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6:45 p.m. at the Hooksett Public Library.
Max Wirestone talks about The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore.
Lily King talks about Euphoria Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. ($10 entrance fee) at the Nashua Public Library.
Liz Kessler signs Emily Windsnap Friday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Nashua.
Anthony Amore signs The Art of the Con Saturday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Nashua.
Jeff Belanger presents “A Supernatural Evening” Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Amherst Town Library. Belanger is the author of dozens of paranormal books, including his most recent, Real-Life Ghost Education.
Gregory Maguire, author of the books that inspired the musical Wicked, has an event at The Music Hall Loft for his new book, After Alice, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. Call or visit the site for details.
Stacy Schiff talks about The Witches at The Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Call or visit the site for details.
Wendy Williams talks about The Horse: The Epic History of Our Noble Companion Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore.
Larry Cultrera talks about New Hampshire Diners: Classic Granite State Eateries Friday, Nov. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore.
Patti Smith talks about M Train at The Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Call or visit the site for details.
Alex Honnold, with David Roberts, talks about Alone on the Wall at The Music Hall Loft Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Call or visit the site for details.
Alexander McCall Smith talks about The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at The Music Hall. Call or visit the site for details.
Leaf Seligman talks about A Pocket Book of Prompts and Rebecca Kaiser Gibson talks about Opinel: Poems Friday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore. 





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