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Free Summer Concert Series

Bedford Concerts in the Park 
What: Local musicians from a variety of genres perform 
Where: Market Basket Gazebo at Bedford Village Common Park, Route 101 and Bell Hill Road, Bedford
When: Thursdays at 6 p.m. from June 25 to July 30
Visit: bedfordreconline.com
 
TD Bank Concerts in the Park 
What: Performers will be announced in June
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 889 Elm St., Manchester
When: Thursdays at 7 p.m. from July 9 to Aug. 13
Visit: intownmanchester.com
 
Summer in the Street
What: Downtown streets become a venue for live music and performances 
Where: Pleasant Street between Porter Street and Market Square, Portsmouth
When: Saturdays 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. from June 27 to Aug. 1
Visit: proportsmouth.org
 
Friends of Stark Park Summer Music Series
What: Local musicians from a variety of genres perform 
Where: Stark Park, 89 Park Ave., Manchester
When: Sundays at 2 p.m. from June 28 to Aug. 30 
Visit: friendsofstarkpark.org
 
Milford Summer Concert Series
What: Local musicians from a variety of genres perform
Where: Emerson Park, Milford
When: Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., from July 4 to August 26
Visit: milford.nh.gov
 
New Boston Summer Concert Series
What: Local musicians from a variety of genres perform
Where: Town Common gazebo, 7 Meetinghouse Hill Road, New Boston
When: Every other Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m., from June 30 to Aug. 25 
Visit: newbostonnh.gov
 
Exeter Summer Concert in the Park Series
What: Local musicians from a variety of genres perform
Where: Swasey Parkway, Exeter
When: Thursdays at 6 p.m. from June 18 to July 30
Visit: exeternh.gov
 
HotSpots:
Seacoast Science Center
Where: 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye
Contact: Call 436-8043 or visit seacoastsciencecenter.org.
Admission: The center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the summer. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3 to 12 and for seniors and anyone with a valid military ID. It’s free for children under 3. During the summer, a fee to enter Odiorne State Park is required as well: $4 for ages 12 and up, $2 for ages 6 to 11 and free for children 5 and under and for New Hampshire seniors 65 and older.
About: The Seacoast Science Center offers a variety of marine science programs and activities for children and adults. There are exhibits, aquariums and touch tanks that families can explore any time, as well as kids’ programs like Ocean Commotion every Monday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Big Fish Little Fish every Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:35 a.m. and exploring nature at Odiorne State Park. There’s also a Music-by-the-Sea summer concert series on Thursday evenings in July. Visit the website for more.
 
A few big events: Every Thursday in July from 6 to 8:30 p.m. is the Atlantic Grill Music-by-the-Sea concert series, which celebrates its 20th season this year.
Six different New England bands will be playing on five separate days at the lawn of the science center under a festival tent. Bring a blanket or a chair. Grilled fare as well as adult beverages will be available to purchase. Tickets are $12 for adults and $2 for children ages 3-12. Children under 3 enter for free. Members pay half price. 
 
Hotspots:
Children's Museum of New Hampshire
Where: 6 Washington St., Dover
Contact: Call 742-2002 or visit childrens-museum.org.
Admission: $9 for adults and children older than 1, $8 for ages 65 and older and free for children younger than 1 and members.
About: The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is typically open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. It features exhibits and events throughout the year for the education and entertainment of children. From June 22 until Labor Day, the Children’s Museum will be open seven days a week. The museum also offers a variety of engaging and educational summer camps throughout the summer months. 
 A few big events: During Dollar Deal Night on Friday, June 5, families can play and learn together for an admission price of $1. On Saturday, June 20, the museum will host Family Gardening: Grow Perfect Tomatoes from 10:15 to 11 a.m., where families can learn to plant tomatoes and can sample vegetables grown at the museum. The program is free, but pre-registration is requested. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the Teddy Bear Clinic Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon followed by a half-hour Teddy Bear Picnic. At the 3rd Annual Dover Mini Maker Faire, Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., celebrate innovation and creativity. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the gate, and children under 5 get in free. 
 
Hotspot:
Canobie Lake Park
Where: 85 N. Policy St., Salem
Contact: Call 893-3506 or visit canobie.com.
Admission: Starting May 22, tickets cost $36 for general admission and $27 for visitors shorter than 48 inches or older than 60. Ages 3 and under enter for free. Admission after 5 p.m. is $25 and visitors 3 and younger get in free. 
About: Southern New Hampshire’s amusement park, Canobie Lake Park features roller coasters, family rides, water rides, games, entertainment and more. Hours vary, though nearly every day of July and August the park is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ongoing events: Throughout the season the park will host Thursday and Friday night Battle of the Bands live performances and Friday night dance parties. Fireworks shows will be held every Saturday in July and August starting Friday, July 3. 
A few big events: For Armed Forces Appreciation Days, during Memorial Day weekend from Saturday, May 23, to Monday, May 25, Canobie offers $10 admission for those with U.S. Armed Services ID and for their children aged 12 and younger. On Saturday, June 6, it’s buy one admission get one free for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cubs or Brownies wearing their uniform. Saturday, June 13, is Athletics Day, when sports team or athletic division members wearing their uniform get buy-one-get-one-free admission. Sunday, June 14, is Seniors Day/Big Band Day, which will feature a performance by the Dave Whitney Band from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Dancehall Theater. Admission is free for ages 60 and older. And dads’ admissions and lunches are free on Sunday, June 21, for Father’s Day, when accompanied with a paid child’s ticket. 
 
Hotspot:
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Where: 169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton
Contact: Call the box office at 929-4100 or visit casinoballroom.com. 
About: The Casino Ballroom started this season’s concert series earlier in May, but there are plenty of shows on the schedule through Labor Day and beyond. 
A few big events: Next up is Eddie Money on Friday, May 29, and Bret Michaels with D.M.K. on Saturday, May 30. On Friday, June 5, the Dark Star Orchestra will recreate The Grateful Dead experience, and on Thursday, June 11, the Wailers and Rusted Root are playing with the Adam Ezra Group. Doors open at 6 p.m. for both, and the shows start at 8 p.m. Other highlights of the upcoming season include the Beach Boys, comedian Lewis Black, O.A.R. and impressionist comedian Frank Caliendo. Visit the website for a full schedule of performances or to purchase tickets.
 
 
Hotspot:
Hampton Beach
Where: 115 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach
Contact: 926-8717 or hamptonbeach.org.
About: Throughout the summer Hampton Beach is the home of various festivals, live music and a lively stretch of beachfront shopping.
A few big events:
• Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14
The Hampton Beach Catamaran Regatta is a weekend of sailing for all levels of abilities. It features races throughout the day, close to the shore for optimal beachside viewing. Contact the organizers if you want to sail. Call Scott Malcolm at 502-7451.
• Thursday, June 18, to Saturday, June 20
The 15th Annual Sand Castle Sculpting Competition features 15 masters of the sand sculpture universe competing for $15,000 in prize money. Awards will be given Saturday night at 8 p.m. 
• Monday, July 6, to Monday, Aug. 31
Movies at the Beach is free, fun family entertainment. Movie dates are to be determined, and movies will be shown on the beach near the playground. 
• Monday, Aug. 17, to Friday, Aug. 21
The annual Hampton Beach Children’s Festival provides family fun like storytellers, mini-golf, entertainment, free ice cream and more. All activities are free and open to the public. It kicks off with a magic show by BJ Hickman and ends with a costume parade on Friday. For more information call the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce office at 926-8717.
• Friday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Aug. 30
The Hampton Beach Talent Competition is a singing competition with cash prizes for the top three finishers. The junior category is for ages 17 and younger and the senior category is for ages 18 and older. To audition, mail a recording of your act with a completed application (available online) to Seashell Entertainment, PO Box 442, Hampton Beach, NH 03843. 
 
Hotspot:
Funspot
Where: 579 Endicott St. North, Laconia
Contact: 366-4377 or funspotnh.com
About: The world’s largest arcade, Funspot features classic video games and contemporary ones. The Laconia destination also features mini-golf, go karts and the American Classic Arcade Museum.
A few big events: Visit during Motorcycle Week, from Saturday, June 13, to Sunday, June 21. It’s the official Manufacturer’s Row and Demo Ride headquarters.
 
Hotspot:
Weirs' Beach
Where: Weirs Beach is located in the northern part of Laconia along Lake Winnipesaukee.
Contact: Visit weirsbeach.com.
About: Weirs Beach comes to life in the summer when its waterslides, boardwalk and waterfront open. The beach itself offers swimming and a prime view of boaters heading through the channel and into the open waters of Winnipesaukee. The Weirs is also a docking station for the Mount Washington.
A few big events: Weirs Beach is the hotspot for the 91st annual Laconia Motorcycle Week, the third-largest motorcycle rally in the country, taking place Saturday, June 13, to Sunday, June 21. The event attracts about 300,000 people each year and features live music, food from a variety of vendors and lots of demos and rides.
 
Summer Sporting:
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, a Manchester-based double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, will have regular home games at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester) throughout the summer until Sept. 3. Visit nhfishercats.com for the full schedule. 
The New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1122 Route 106, Loudon) has a full summer of events planned. Some of its major races include the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East’s Granite State 70 on Friday, July 17, at 6 p.m., the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s New England 100 on Saturday, July 18, at 2 p.m., and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ New Hampshire 301 on Sunday, July 19, at 1:30 p.m. NHMS is also home to the NH Cycling Club, which has races every Thursday at 6 p.m. Visit nhms.com for NHMS’s full calendar.
Saturday, June 13, through Sunday, June 21, is the 92nd annual Laconia Motorcycle Week. The rally headquarters at Weirs Beach Boardwalk will have events from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day, including motorcycle rides, food, vendors, live music, demonstrations and more. Visit laconiamcweek.com. 
The Futures Collegiate Baseball League, a summer league for college baseball players, has two local teams playing regular games throughout the summer. The Nashua Silver Knights of Nashua will have their home opener (vs. the Seacoast Mavericks) on Friday, June 5, at 6:45 p.m., at Holman Stadium (67 Amherst St., Nashua). Visit nashuasilverknights.com for their season schedule. The Seacoast Mavericks of Portsmouth will play their home opener (vs. the Nashua Silver Knights) on Thursday, June 4, at 6:35 p.m. at Leary Field (Junkins Ave., Portsmouth). Visit seacoastmavericks.com for their season schedule.
New Hampshire’s two WFTDA roller derby leagues have some upcoming games for the summer. Granite State Roller Derby of Concord will play at the Everett Arena (15 Loudon Road, Concord) on Saturdays, June 27, July 25 and Aug. 15. Visit granitestaterollerderby.com. New Hampshire Roller Derby of Manchester will play at the JFK Coliseum (303 Beech St., Manchester) on Saturdays, June 13, July 11 and Aug. 15. Visit nhrollerderby.com. 
The Granite State Senior Games, for athletes over the age of 50, will take place in various locations around New Hampshire throughout the month of August. The first game of the season, ten-pin bowling, will take place at Spare Time Fun Center (216 Maple St., Manchester) on Friday, Aug. 1, at 3 p.m., followed by racquetball at Executive Health and Sports Center (1 Highlander Way, Manchester) on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 9 a.m., and horseshoes at the Pinardville Athletic Club (15 Pershing St., Manchester) on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m. Visit nhseniorgames.org.   
 
As seen in the May 21, 2015 issue of the Hippo.




Summer 2015
Dive into 15 weeks of fun

05/21/15



May

Monday, May 25

The 24th annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival ends today. Held at Mill Falls Marketplace, 312 DW Highway, Meredith, it’s from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. More than 100 juried craftsmen and craftswomen will be in attendance selling fine jewelry, scarves, photography, country woodcrafts, pottery, etc. Call 332-2616, visit castleberryfairs.com.

On view now through Aug. 30 at the Currier Museum of Art is “From Birds to Beasts: Audubon’s Last Great Adventure.” The show is the result of a collaboration between the museum and the New Hampshire Audubon Society, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014. Visit currier.org.
Run across some iconic covered bridges in the Ididarun 10K And 1.5 Mile cross-country run/walk Race for the Huskies starting at the Monadnock Regional Middle School, 580 Old Homestead Hwy. in Swanzey. The 1.5 mile starts at 9 a.m. and the 10K race starts at 9:30 a.m. Registration for the 10K is $30 and for the 1.5 mile it’s $20. After May 23, the price goes up $5. Visit ididarun10k.blogspot.com or contact Clint Joslyn at 313-8526 or clintjoslyn@yahoo.com if you have questions.
The 11th annual Black Fly Blitz 5K Race & Walk in Wilmot will start at 9 a.m. on Kearsarge Valley Road. Day-of registration starts at 7 a.m. Registration costs $20 for adults, kids 9 to 17 pay $15 and those under 9 run free. Online registration includes a $2.50 processing fee. Proceeds benefit the Wilmot Community Association. Visit coolrunning.com.
 
Thursday, May 28
The Ghostlight Theatre Company of New England presents Marat/Sade or The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat at the Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court St., Nashua, today at 8 p.m.; Friday, May 29, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, May 30, at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit facebook.com/ghostlightne for updated information.
The Rochester Opera House Youth Theater Company presents Pirates of Penzance May 28 through May 31. Show times are today at 7 p.m.; Friday, May 29, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m.; and Sunday, May 31, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester. Tickets are $12; visit rochesteroperahouse.com.
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre’s (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) Into the Woods continues with a show today at 7:30 p.m. The musical runs through June 14. Showtimes vary but occur most Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call 433-4793, email info@seacoastrep.org, visit seacoastrep.org for ticket information.
 
Friday, May 29
Head to downtown Milford for the 6th annual Taste of Milford from 6 to 8:30 p.m., celebrating the Milford area’s culinary best. Stroll the Milford Oval while shopping, enjoying live music and trying specialties from local chefs, restaurants and caterers. Advance tickets cost $25 for adults, $12 for kids ages 5 to 12. At the door the ticket price is $30 for adults, $12 for kids. Visit milfordimprovementteam.org or call 249-0676.
Taste world-class barbecue, drink beer and listen to live music at the 3rd annual Monadnock Up in Smoke BBQ Beer Festival held at the Cheshire Fairgrounds (247 Monadnock Hwy., Swanzey). From Friday, May 29, to Sunday, May 31, enjoy musical entertainers, a beer festival, food tastings, contests and demonstrations, a car show and of course championship barbecue teams and their delicious barbecue. Open hours are 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $3, free for kids age 5 and under. Visit nhupinsmokebbq.com.
The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts, in conjunction with the Greater Derry Arts Council, presents Legally Blonde: The Musical today at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry, at 7 p.m. The play, which tackles “stereotypes, snobbery and scandal” in the pursuit of dreams, continues throughout the weekend, with showtimes Saturday, May 30, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18, and the show is rated PG-13. Visit majestictheatre.net, call 669-7469.
Today is the world premiere of Hemingway’s Wife, a new musical by Erin Murray Quinlan, at 8 p.m. at the Players’ Ring Theater, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. The show runs for three weekends, Fridays and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., two Sunday evening performances at 7 p.m. and a final matinee performance Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 436-8123, visit playersring.org.
 
Saturday, May 30
On the first and last weekend of the month from May through July, enjoy free wine tasting weekends at Copper Beech Winery (146 Londonderry Turnpike, Building 3, Unit 23, Hooksett, 400-2595, copperbeechwinery.com). Wine varieties include crisp apple, fresh peach, wild blue, bold blackberry, wicked strawberry and more. Free tastings are from noon to 5 p.m.on Saturdays, May 30, June 6, June 27, July 4 and July 25; and Sundays May 31, June 7, June 28, July 5, and July 26. 
Savor springtime flavors in the White Mountains during the Herb, Food and Beer Tour on Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31. Enjoy tastings, recipes, tours of 10 White Mountain inns and visits to breweries, a chocolate maker, an organic market and family-owned farms. Self-guided tours are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Tickets cost $40 per person; lodging packages are available. Call 447-2818 or visit countryinnsinthewhitemountains.com.
Newmarket Heritage Festival “Heritage at the Mills” (Newmarket Millspace, 55 Main St.) brings multicultural entertainment, vendors and food to the downtown area. Experience the rhythms and sounds of Africa from The Akwaaba Dance and Drum Ensemble and other “Music in Main Street” performances from noon to 6 p.m. such as Opa’s Oompah Band, Patriot Fife and Drum, Sax Pack, Eastern Sound Trio, and the Granite Statesmen Barbershop Quartets. Visit heritage-festival.org or more details.
The Concord Arts Market is in full swing today from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Bicentennial Square in Concord. The market hosts arts and artists of all styles and happens almost every Saturday through Oct. 3. Visit granitestateartsmarket.com.
Today’s the start of the 2015 Milford Art Festival from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. It continues through Sunday, May 31, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Located at the Milford Oval, the event promises a fine artists show, contemporary crafts, artist demonstrations, live music on two performance stages, kids’ activities, food and more. Email director@milfordimprovementteam.org.
This weekend, Dimensions in Dance performs its 19th annual production, Mary Poppins. Showtimes are today at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org). The production tells the story of the “practically perfect” nanny through dance. Visit dimensionsindance.com, call 668-4196. Tickets are $16.
The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue performs today at 8 p.m. at the Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester. The group has performed with famous doo-wop groups including The Drifters, The Coasters, The Marvelettes, The Platters, Danny and the Juniors and The Tokens. Tickets are $24; visit rochesteroperahouse.com.
Today at 7 p.m., the Souhegan Valley Chorus performs a 1930s-themed concert in the Parish Hall, Milford Congregational Church, 10 Union St., Milford. Tickets are $20 and include show food/beverages. Visit souheganvalleychorus.org.
Join NH Audubon for a free field trip to the Concord Airport (71 Airport Road, Concord) to search for grassland species in the surrounding area. Meet in the airport parking lot at 7 a.m. Call 224-9298 or visit nhaudubon.org. 
Bret Michaels performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+ and general admission seating. Tickets are $36 in advance and $41 the day of the show. Visit casinoballroom.com.
Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) will host a free Family Fish Tour Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about local fish through games and activities. Call 626-3474 or visit amoskeagfishways.org. 
The second annual Timmons Team B.U. Alzheimer’s Research Run/Walk will take place at Surette Battery Park, 11 Park St. in Northfield, at 8 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. The race features a flat and scenic off-road 5K course. Visit thetimmonsteam.com. Registration costs $25. 
Get down in the muck at the 4th annual Mountain Mucker on Mount Sunapee. There are six waves between 8:30 and 11 a.m. Registration is from $50 to $127. Kids pay $25. New this year is a trail race and a competitive wave with cash prizes. Visit themountainmucker.com and contact getmuckedup@themountainmucker.com for questions.
Enjoy the Belknap mountain range while running in the APEX XC 5K Challenge starting at 2 Eileen Shore Road,Gilmanton Iron Works. The race starts at 9 a.m. on dirt trails. Registration is $25 and individuals are able to donate larger amounts. Boy Scout counselors will be on hand to award fitness merit badges. Visit nhscouting.org/apex or call 429-8879.
 
Sunday, May 31
Satisfy your sweet tooth at the 13th annual Chocolate Lovers Fantasy from noon to 3 p.m. at Radisson Hotel Manchester (700 Elm St., Manchester). It’s the premier fundraising event for The CareGivers. Enjoy samples of local chocolate-themed creations and products, demonstrations and live music. Tickets are $19 at the door, $17 in advance. Visit caregiversnh.org. 
Spend a morning and afternoon exploring fine kitchen designs at the Palace Theatre’s 11th annual Kitchen Tour. The day begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. at Granite State Cabinetry (384 Route 101, Bedford) and closes at noon. Pick up brochures with maps for a self-guided tour of Bedford homes, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Baron’s Major Brands in Manchester will host a luncheon catered by O Steaks and Seafood.  The day closes with an after party at Labelle Winery with tastings and appetizers. Tickets cost $45, including the tour, lunch and after party.  Visit palacetheatre.org or call 668-5588 to purchase tickets. 
The Belinda Bridgeman Academy of Dance celebrates 30 years of dancing with a show at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org) today at noon and 5 p.m. This is a high-energy, fast-paced show and meant to be enjoyable for all ages. Tickets are $18. Visit belindabridgemanacademy.com, call 424-9199.
The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra performs today at 3 p.m., at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth. The program includes a pre-concert lecture at 2 p.m. and music by Holst, Williams and Debussy and tunes from the Concerto Competition winner. Tickets are $12 to $25. Visit themusichall.org and portsmouthsymphony.org, call 436-2400.
Stop by the Beaver Brook Association (117 Ridge Road, Hollis) from 2 to 4 p.m. for The Art of Seeing: Creating a Nature Journal workshop. Explore the Beaver Brook property for inspiration and journal about what you see. Come equipped with a journal, snack, water and any extra art materials you want to use. The cost is $15. The workshop will also be held on July 19. Call 465-7787 or visit beaverbrook.org. 
Get your heartbeat up at the Margarita’s 5K. This race kicks off at 9 a.m. at Margarita’s Restaurant, 93 Portsmouth Ave., Exeter. Work up an appetite running, then check out the awesome Mexican food buffet. Visit Margaritas5K.com. Registration costs from $30 if you register before May 27 and $35 for day-of registration.
The state motto will probably feel very real after you’ve completed the Live Free & Tri at Galliens Park on Beaver Lake in Derry. The triathlon will include a ⅓-mile swim, a 14-mile bike course and a 5K run. It starts at 8 a.m. and parking at Pinkerton Academy is mandatory. Registration is from $85 to $135 for solo racers and up to three-person teams. Visit fasteventsnh.com and call 724-3875 for questions.
The Well School 5K gets going at 9:30 a.m. starting at 360 Middle Hancock Road in Peterborough. Registration is $20 online and $25 on race day. There is a $2.50 processing fee online. Visit runsignup.com and call 924-6908 for questions.
The New England Run/Paddle Biathlon Championship will start at 6 Loudon Road in Concord at 11 a.m. The course includes a 3K trail run and a 3K paddle race with kayaks and canoes. Registration is $15 to $20 and $5 for kids. Proceeds benefit the Jennifer Kemp Memorial Scholarship. Visit trireg.com and call 223-1537 for questions.
 
June
Tuesday, June 2
Starting today and running through Aug. 9 is the “Invitational Printmaking Exhibit” at the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, 226-2046, themillbrookgallery.com. On view are pieces by Susan Amons, Catherine Green, RP Hale, Catherine Kernan, Annette Mitchell, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Alice Spencer and Zdzkoria Sikora. There’s a reception Friday, June 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Rich Robinson, former guitarist for the Black Crowes, performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $50. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
Wednesday, June 3
Taste of Downtown Nashua, now in its 21st year, gives area foodies the chance to sample from a number of downtown restaurants. From 6 to 8:30 p.m., walk from store to store sampling tasty bites and listening to street musicians. Other features include store prizes, giveaways, raffles and a scavenger hunt. Tickets cost $35 in advance, $40 the day of the event. Visit downtownnashua.org.
 
Thursday, June 4 
Head to Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) for a Fishways Fundays program on River Critter Babies. Learn about the animals that live around the river and search for their signs around the Fishways. The program runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m. or 12:30 to 2 p.m. The cost is $8 per family, and advance registration is required. Call 626-3474 or visit amoskeagfishways.org.
Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra perform at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $50. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
The 5th Annual Harvard Pilgrim 5K Corporate Road Race Run & Walk starts at Stellos Stadium in Nashua at 6:15 a.m. Registration is $35 for adults, $25 for children and $30 for team members. A team is made up of five or more employees of the same company. Runners and walkers will go through a relatively flat, half-paved course that goes through Mine Falls Park. The race is organized by the Gate City Striders and the Nashua Police Athletic League. For more info, go to harvardpilgrim5k.com.
“Weird Al” Yankovic performs at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 South Main St., Concord) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $49.50 to $79.50. Visit ccanh.com.
 
Friday, June 5
What you Will (Twelfth Night) produced by the Seven Stages Shakespeare Company is at 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth) tonight at 7:30 p.m. All performances are pay-what-you-will. Visit 3sarts.org. Performances run through June 13.
Carl Rajotte’s The All New Piano Men features music by Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Freddie Mercury and is one of the most popular shows in Palace history. It happens at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, palacetheatre.org, 668-5588, today at 7:30 p.m., and continues through June 20. Tickets are $15 to $45. 
Dark Star Orchestra performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) on June 5 and June 6, at 8 p.m. This show is 18+ and general admission seating. Tickets are $28 in advance or $33 the day of the show. Visit casinoballroom.com.
Bedford Off Broadway produces Things My Mother Taught Me written by Katherine DiSavino at the Bedford Old Town Hall, 10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, today at 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 6, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m.; Friday, June 12, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, June 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. This play is a New Hampshire premiere.
Antigone Rising performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $35. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
 
Saturday, June 6
True New Englanders and chowder lovers will feel right at home during WOKQ’s 31st annual Blue Point Brewing Company Chowder Festival held at Strawbery Banke Museum (14 Hancock St., Portsmouth). Kicking off the Prescott Park Arts Festival, the beloved event hosts over 4,000 people who sample more than 500 gallons of chowder each year. Taste signature and new chowder recipes from area restaurants. Tickets cost $14 for adults, $7 for youth age 12 and under. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. Visit prescottpark.org.
Drumming group Recycled Percussion performs at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 South Main St., Concord) at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. Visit ccanh.com.
Relish fields of flowers for the 22nd annual Celebration of Lupines (formerly the Fields of Lupine Festival). From Saturday, June 6, to Sunday, June 21, various locations throughout Sugar Hill, Franconia, Lincoln, North Woodstock and more will honor the annual blooming of the wildflower. Events include an open air market at Harman’s Cheese & Country Store on Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, and Swing & Sweets on Tuesday, June 9, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. featuring desserts from the Franconia Notch Region, music and dancing. Admission is $10 per person, $18 per couple. Visit the “Fields of Lupine Festival” Facebook page.
The Nashua Chamber Orchestra performs “Summer Songs” today at 7:30 p.m. at the Nashua Community College, Judd Gregg Hall, 505 Amherst St., Nashua, and then another concert tomorrow, Sunday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., at the Milford Town Hall on the Milford Oval. The concert includes music by Aaron Copland, Sergei Prokofiev, Franz Peter Schubert and a piece by conductor David Feltner. Featured soloist is Yuki Beppu. Tickets are $18. Visit nco-music.org, call 582-5211.
Today, Voices from the Heart chorus, made up of 200 women, performs its spring concert at 4 and 7:30 p.m. at South Church, 292 State St., Portsmouth. Visit voicesfromtheheart.org for details and ticket information.
Today is also opening day for Nashua Summer Fun 2015. The Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps performs at 10 a.m. at the Greeley Park Bandshell (100 Concord St., Nashua) to start out the day. There will also be dance performances, giveaways, games, mural art painting, etc. Greeley Park concerts continue throughout the summer at 7 p.m. (unless noted) and include The Beatles Tribute on Monday, June 15; Shannachie on Tuesday, June 16,  Wednesday, July 8, and Tuesday, Aug. 11; the Hollis Town Band on Wednesday, June 17; the Belairs Do-Wop Concert  on Friday, June 19 (at 6 p.m.); an Alumni Band Concert on Monday, June 22; an Amoskeag Strummers Concert Thursday, June 25; a Raymond St. Klezmer Band Concert on Wednesday, July 1; The Cranks on Tuesday, July 7; the American Legion Band on Monday, July 13, and Monday, Aug. 3; the Windham Concert Band on Monday, July 20; the Gopherbroke Music Concert on Tuesday, July 21; Yankee Brass Music on Thursday, July 23; a ’60s Invasion Rock Concert on Friday, July 24; the Windham Swing Band Monday, July 27; The Cranks Tuesday, July 28; Marcus Gale Monday, Aug. 10 (at 6 p.m.); Grupo Fantasia on Monday, Aug. 17; the Granite Statesmen on Wednesday, Aug. 19; and the Amherst Town Band Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Every year, the first Saturday in June is New Hampshire Fish and Game’s Free Fishing Day. State residents and nonresidents can fish any inland water or saltwater in New Hampshire without a fishing license. Visit wildlife.state.nh.us or call 271-3421. 
The Subdudes perform at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $55. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
It’s Sea Lamprey Appreciation Day at Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about the life cycle of sea lampreys and take the opportunity to hold a live three-foot-long one. The cost is $3 per person or $6 per family. Call 626-3474 or visit amoskeagfishways.org.
The New Hampshire Herbal Network will host its annual Herb & Garden Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the NH Audubon McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord). Check out the herbal market fair and the various herb and gardening workshops. Tickets are $35 and $10 for kids ages 6 through 12. Visit nhherbalnetwork.wordpress.com/herbday. 
Run for your furry friends! The Over the River and Through the Woods 5K Run for the Animals  kicks off at 10 a.m. at Northeast Delta Dental, 1 Delta Drive, Concord. Proceeds benefit the Concord-Merrimack SPCA. Registration is $15. Contact jmortimer@millenniumrunning.com for questions or concerns.
Keep the pace to a walk for the 3K Walk for Sight, hosted by the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. Check-in is at 10 a.m. and the walk starts at 11 a.m. at 25 Walker St. in Concord. The race costs $20 for adults and kids age 12 years and older, and $5 for kids age 11 and younger. Visit sightcenter.org. Contact Mary Chase at 565-2424.
Work up a sweat at the Bow Lake Dam 15K/5K Race to Cure Cystic Fibrosis. Registration starts at 8 a.m. The run starts at 10 a.m. at the Water Street and Province Road intersection in Strafford. Registration costs $25 and racers get to enjoy live music and a cookout when they finish. Visit bowlakedam15k5k.com for more info.
Run in the Boston Burrito 5K for CJ in Manchester’s Stark Park at 89 Park Ave. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $25 to $30 for adults, $15 to $20 for kids 12 to 17. Proceeds support the Cameron John Kosinski Foundation. Visit racewire.com and call 860-6275 for questions.
 
Sunday, June 7
Run in the Henniker Lions Club Eye Run 5K Run/Walk, a certified rolling course that starts at Henniker Community School, 51 Western Ave., Henniker. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the event starts at 9:30 a.m. It raises money for the sight, hearing and community aid programs of the Henniker Lions Club, and the seventh- and eighth-grade class trips at the Henniker Community School. Registration is $25. For more information, go to hennikerlions.org.
Support Windham’s Helping Hands’ cancer-afflicted families and run in The Lobster Tail Fight 2 Finish Cancer 5K Fun Run/Walk. The run starts at 10 a.m. at Lobster Tail, 4 Cobbetts Pond Road, Windham. A clock will be provided to each runner to track their own time. Registration costs $25 for adults, $10 for kids, $50 for families. Go to lightboxreg.com to register.
Run in the Pack Monadnock 10 Miler at 9 a.m. in a point-to-point course that starts at 43 Highland St., Wilton. The run is part of the USATF-NE Mountain Racing Series. Registration is $30. Visit lightboxreg.com and call 714-4891 for questions.
 
Thursday, June 11 
Join NH Audubon at the McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord) from 7 to 9 p.m. for Bats of New Hampshire - Facts and Myths. Learn about the important roles bats play in our ecosystem and how we can help sustain them. Donations are accepted. Visit nhaudubon.org or call 224-9903. 
The Wailers and Rusted Root perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+ and general admission seating. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Visit casinoballroom.com.
The Avett Brothers perform at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $59. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
The Run into Summer 5K  is an evening run and fitness walk to benefit The Salvation Army. The race begins and ends at Greeley Park (100 Concord St., Nashua), at 6:15 p.m. and registration is on June 4 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Food and refreshments will be provided. Registration costs $30, $25 if done online. Students pay $20 and kids 10 and younger pay $5. For more information visit gatecityseries.com/events/run-into-summer-5k.
The Thing in the Spring is a four-day music festival that spans Thursday, June 11, through Sunday, June 14 in downtown Peterborough at various venues (the Town Hall, Toadstool Bookshop, the town green, Bass Hall, etc.). Weekend passes are $50, and individual show tickets are also available; check out the days’ lineups by visiting thethinginthespring.com. Also at this event is Broke: The Affordable Arts Fair, in which 50 artists are selling work for less than $50 on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peterborough Town Hall. 
 
Friday, June 12
The Millworks Theatre Troupe presents Sweeney Todd today at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m., at the Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester. Tickets are $12. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com.
Join Amoskeag Fishways from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for River Safari with Macro-invertebrates. In this program, become familiar with these tiny animals by observing them firsthand in the river. The cost is $5 per family, and advance registration is required. Call 626-3474 or visit amoskeagfishways.org.
For all things coins, check out the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo today from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester. Dealers and collectors from all over the East Coast come to buy, sell and trade, but non-dealers and collectors are welcome to attend as well. There are also speakers, club meetings, free appraisals and exhibits. Visit nhcoinexpo.com. A day-pass is $3, a two-day pass is $5. 
 
Saturday, June 13
This year’s Aerospacefest is today from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. NASA astronaut Rick Linnehan will perform as the keynote speaker (he grew up in Pelham and went to UNH), and there will be a new planetarium show, Space Junk!, about all the stuff we put in or left in the earth’s orbit, and a new CATSAT exhibit and a presentation from CATSAT’s original team. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will be present to talk about “nature’s cool machines of flight” (raptors); admission is $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors, $10 for kids ages 3 to 12 and free for kids ages 2 and younger. Visit starhop.com for more details.
Thousands of people will head to Portsmouth for the Market Square Day Festival & 10K Road Race for a day of entertainment, shopping and food downtown. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., see over 100 vendors, artists, crafters and merchants as well as three performance stages with local and regional musicians. Visit proportsmouth.org for details.
Women Singing OUT! present Girlz Rock! today at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth. Tickets are $15 general admission. Visit womensingingout.org.
Today, the New Hampshire Master Chorale performs The Last Letter Home, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War at St. Paul’s Church (21 Centre St., Concord) at 7 p.m. On the menu is the premiere of Jonathan Santore’s “Battle Pieces,” poetry by Henry Melville, Civil War era songs and African-American spirituals. There’s another concert Sunday, June 14, at 4 p.m., at the Plymouth Congregational Church (4 Post Office Square, Plymouth). On Saturday, the concert is preceded by a Civil War Camp re-enactment on the Statehouse lawn from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $30. Visit nhmasterchorale.wix.com/nhmc. 
Toby Keith performs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $34 to $89. Visit banknhpavilion.com. 
Girlschool, Crucified Barbara, Old James and Velvet Black perform at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $40. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
A 10K Road Race kicks off the Market Square Day Festival in Portsmouth at 9 a.m. It is limited to 2,200 runners and competitive walkers. It starts at Market Square and ends at Strawbery Banke. Registration is $40. T-shirts will be available for the first 1,100 registered runners/walkers. Visit proportsmouth.org.
Jump-start the season by participating in the Kickoff to Summer 5K in memory of Dave Cramb. The 9 a.m. race starts at New Boston Central School, 15 Central School Road, New Boston. The course is a loop around the Piscataqua River. The event also includes a 1-mile mad dash and a race for kids. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for kids under 11. Visit kickofftosummer5k.com
It’s the first year for the DCF Run 4 Recovery, which seeks to build awareness of the addiction epidemic in the area. The 5K race starts at Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton St. in Derry. Registration is $30 for everyone over 12. Kids run free. Visit runreg.com; call 553-1099.
 
Sunday, June 14 
Join the Beaver Brook Association (117 Ridge Road, Hollis) for a Mushroom Foray 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 ($12 for BBA members). The program will also be held on July 19 and Aug. 16. Call 465-7787 or visit beaverbrook.org.
During the Color Vibe Run, you will be blasted at every color station. The race is held at Pheasant Lane Mall, 310 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua. The race starts at 8 a.m. Costs range from $55 to $65 for a team member and kids ages 1 to 12 run free if you register online. In-person registration is $70 and $75 respectively, and kids are $15. For more information visit thecolorvibe.com/nashua.php 
Grab your running shoes and head to the 8th Annual Windham Rail Trail Flat N Fast 5K, which starts at 8:30 a.m. This paved, point-to-point, picturesque run kicks off at Roulston Road and ends at Windham Depot, 7 Windham Road, Windham. Registration costs $25 for an individual, $80 for a family. Visit windhamrailtrail.org. If you have questions, contact marksamsel@hotmail.com or call 545-7217.
Add some variety to your race at the Greater Nashua Sprint Triathlon. The race starts at 9 a.m. at YMCA Camp Sargent, 141 Camp Sargent Road, Merrimack. It features a 0.3-mile swim, a 9.6-mile bike, and a 3.1-mile run. Registration is $95 for individuals, $85 for Nashua YMCA members and $50 for high school students. There’s a cap of 450 racers. Check nashuatri.com for team prices and more information. 
 
Wednesday, June 17
Learn to make strawberry jam, part of The Winemaker’s Kitchen Cooking Series at Labelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst, 672-9898) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Make jam from sweet and savory presentations, including strawberry serval blanc jam, salmon glazed with strawberry jam, and scones and jam. Cost is $25 plus tax and gratuity. Register at labellewinerynh.com. 
NH Audubon will host guest speaker Jerry Bernier for a lecture titled Live Free or Fly Fish. Bernier will share stories of his world travels and experiences with fly fishing. This event will take place at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua) from 7 to 9 p.m. and is free to attend. Call 224-9909 or visit nhaudubon.org. 
Indie singer-songwriters Neko Case and Jennifer O’Connor perform at 7 p.m. in Prescott Park (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth). This concert is part of the River House Restaurant Concert Series. An $8 to $10 donation is suggested. Visit prescottpark.org. 
 
Thursday, June 18 
Stop by Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) for Get Ready, GROW!, a program about the science of plants. Explore outdoors, play games and plant seeds. This program runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m. or 12:30 to 2 p.m. The cost is $8 per family, and advance registration is required. Call 626-3474 or visit amoskeagfishways.org.
The Lite Up The Night 5K Run/Walk for Mental Health starts at the Derryfield Park Cross- Country Course, Louis Israel Martel Drive, Manchester. This challenging run was organized to help provide an improved quality of life for those who are challenged with mental illness. Runners are encouraged to wear bright, neon colors. It costs $25 to register online and $30 to register in person. The race starts at 6:30 p.m. Contact mhcgm5k@gmail.com
 
Friday, June 19
Barbecue lovers will delight in a weekend full of ribs, pulled pork, burgers, hotdogs and more at Rock’n Ribfest 2015 from Friday, June 19, to Sunday, June 21. Held at Anheuser-Busch (221 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack), the packed weekend includes live entertainment (including music and dance performances), kids’ games and rides, a five-mile road race and the State of New Hampshire’s Official State Barbecue Championship and Taste of Ribfest tasting. Admission costs $10 at the gate, $7 in advance online. Children age 8 and under get in free. Food and beverages are priced separately. Kids’ rides are $10 for a full day. Individual tickets are also available. A Taste of Ribfest barbecue sampling (Friday, June 19, from 5 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.) has limited tickets for each seating. Tickets cost $40 and include Ribfest admission. Ribfest hours are Friday, June 19, from 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, June 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit ribfestnh.com.
Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+ and general admission seating. Tickets are $23 in advance and $38 the day of the show. Visit casinoballroom.com.
Albert Cummings performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $22 to $30. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
 
Saturday, June 20
Spend the day immersed in all things dairy at New Hampshire Dairy Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Hampshire Farm Museum (Route 125, White Mountain Hwy, Milton, 652-7840, farmmuseum.org). The day features barn tours, cows, goats, cheese tastings, butter-making demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, haymaking and historic farm house tours. Free ice cream donated by Lone Oak Ice Cream will be served from noon until it runs out. Admission costs $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 17. See farmmuseum.org.
Celebrate 35 years of the Somersworth International Children’s Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held at two locations in Somersworth (11 Memorial Drive and Noble Pines Park, Noble Street), the festival features children’s activities and entertainment from multiple cultures. Celebration Night will be held the night before the festival (on Friday, June 19, from 6 p.m. to dark) with vendors, live entertainment and fireworks at the Somersworth High School grounds (11 Memorial Drive). See nhfestivals.org.
The Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua) hosts the inaugural ComicFest today from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Included in the event is a cosplay contest, panels, workshops, a video game tournament, anime screenings, board games, an “artists’ alley,” kids’ concert, etc. Event planning is still in development; visit nashualibrary.org/comicfest for updates and more information.
The Granite State Music Festival is a two-day, non-camping music festival happening June 20 and June 21 at the Kiwanis Riverfront (15 Loudon Road, Concord). A weekend pass ticket purchased online in advance is $40. Tickets at the gate are $60 for a weekend pass and $30 for a one-day pass. Bands are to be announced on the website. Visit gsmfest.org or call 534-3592. 
Bryan Adams performs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $24 to $59. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
The James Montgomery Band with special guest Kerri Powers performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $35. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
Enjoy the 35th Plaistow Old Home Days 5K, which starts at 9 a.m. at the Plaistow Town Green, on 145 Main St. The 3.1-mile course is a loop and finishes at Town Hall. Registration costs from $14 to $22. Call 382-9989.
Celebrate this juicy fruit at the Bedford Strawberry Festival today from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Performance Stage near the Town Pool, 20 County Road. It’s presented by the Friends of the Town of Bedford Cemeteries. There will be local vendors, a strawberry shortcake eating contest, local artists, town organizations, face painting, a bounce house and obstacle course, fire engine displays, police displays and and service organizations. Visit bedfordreconline.com for updated information.
The Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church Annual Lamb Barbecue is today at the church grounds, 1160 Bridge St. Ext., Manchester, from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Come for George’s famous marinated lamb and other traditional Greek dishes, desserts and music. Call the church at 625-6115 or visit stnicholas-man-nh.org for updates.
Today there’s a Kids Carnival from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Keyes Memorial Park, 45 Elm St., Milford. This family event includes games, goodies and prizes (primarily aimed at preschool aged-children) open to both Milford residents and non-residents. Visit milford.nh.gov for more information, including ticket prices (cash only).
 
Sunday, June 21
For the love of ribs and running, take part in RibFest 5 Miler. The race, which precedes the annual Rock’n RibFest, begins at 9 a.m. at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, 221 DW Highway, Merrimack. Registration costs $30 for drinking-age adults, $25 for 20 and younger. Visit millenniumrunning.com.
The Smuttynose Will Run for BEER 5K follows a beautiful course on back roads with covered bridge and leads to an awesome after-race party. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. at Smuttynose Brewery, 105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton. The race costs $30 before May 31, $35 after. Visit smuttynose5k.com
 
Monday, June 22
On view today through Sept. 18 is “Friends and Fellow Travelers: A Tribute to Gerry Williams” by the New Hampshire Potters Guild, which contains a show within a show featuring the work of Gerry Williams. The League gallery is adjacent to the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen headquarters at 49 S. Main St., Suite 100, Concord. Call 224-3375, visit nhcrafts.org.
 
Tuesday, June 23
The Little Smiles Children’s Summer Series at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 South Main St., Concord) begins Tuesday, June 23, with shows happening every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. through August 11. Performances include Goldilocks and the Three Bears on June 23,  The Pied Piper of Hamelin on June 30, Puss in Boots on July 7, Arabian Nights on July 14, The Three Little Pigs on July 21, The Emperor’s New Clothes on July 28, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves on August 4 and Pinocchio on August 11. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals, $52 for the whole series and discounted rates for groups of 15 or more. Visit ccanh.com.
 
Wednesday, June 24
Portsmouth Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry Share Our Strength will be held at Strawbery Banke Museum (14 Hancock St., Portsmouth) from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The event helps to eliminate hunger on the seacoast and features samplings from local restaurants and culinary talent. Cost of admission is $85. VIP admission opens at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $175. Visit ce.strength.org/events/portsmouth-taste-nation. 
Bob Schneider performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $40. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
 
Thursday, June 25
Concord Market Days Festival, three days of fun, food, local artisans and crafts, nonprofit and retail vendors, will fill up downtown Concord for the 41st year from Thursday, June 25, through Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. This year’s Market Days includes free family fun on the Statehouse lawn, the Homegrown Music Stage in Bicentennial Square, a beer tent, community programming, the Concord Arts Market and more. Admission is free. Visit intownconcord.org/events/market-days.
Happy Two Gather features ’60s flashback musical duo Jose and Patti taking audiences on a journey through the ’60s with sounds of The British Invasion, classic hits of The Doors, Janis Joplin, The Turtles, Roy Orbison, Sonny and Cher and more at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, palacetheatre.org, 668-5588, today at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.
Blue Oyster Cult and Robby Krieger perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+. Tickets for reserved seats are $46 and general admission tickets are $30. Visit casinoballroom.com.
If you like country music, y’all would enjoy the Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5K at the Londonderry Athletic Field complex. The race begins at 7:30 p.m. and is bookended by a concert at 6 p.m. before the race and 7:45 to 10 p.m. after. Drinking-age adults pay $35 to $40 and ages 20 and under pay $25 to $30. Free water and beverages will be available, as well as pizza from Portland Pie Co. and yogurt from Stonyfield. Visit milleniumrunning/boots  
 
Friday, June 26
Raise a glass and say cheers to a weekend of local brews at New England Brewfest Friday, June 26, to Sunday, June 28, throughout Lincoln and Woodstock. The weekend features a White Mountains Brewery Bus tour, a ride and food and beer pairing on the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train, a farm-to-table beer dinner at Woodstock Inn, educational workshops focused on craft beer, Saturday Night: ON TAP at Loon Mountain Resort and a screening of Brew Hampshire. This is a 21+ only event. See nebrewfest.com for ticket prices. 
KIDZ BOP Live comes to the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 South Main St., Concord) at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $24.50 to $49.50. Visit ccanh.com.
Head to the Rochester Fairgrounds (Tri-City Stadium, 72 Lafayette St., Rochester) for the first Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Festival from Friday, June 26, to Sunday, June 28. The event will feature award-winning pitmasters, carnival entertainment, a country music festival, beer and wine gardens and family-friendly fun. Open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is complimentary on Friday until 3 p.m. and costs $5 during all other hours. Children under 10 get in free all three days. Visit PhantomGourmetBBQ.com
On view starting now and continuing through Oct. 18 is the 18th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, 226-2046, themillbrookgallery.com. There’s a reception Sunday, June 28, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Theatre KAPOW collaborates with Integral Transpersonal Theatre of Barcelona, Spain, to produce an adaptation of Nick Farewell’s novel Uma Vida Imaginária (An Imaginary Life). Farewell is one of Brazil’s top-selling authors, most known for his book GO, in which a man wakes up one day and discovers his entire existence is the result of another man’s imagination. The production happens at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry, today at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 28, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit tkapow.com.
This day is also the premiere of the Prescott Park Arts Festival’s outdoor summer musical, Peter Pan, starting at 8 p.m. at Prescott Park, Marcy St., Portsmouth. The show runs most Thursdays through Sundays from June 26 through Aug. 23 (Thursdays and Sundays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.), but visit prescottpark.org to check on times and matinees. Admission is offered at a suggested donation and space is first-come, first-served (however, you can reserve blankets or tables and order food on the website too).
ACT ONE presents Look … There’s A Boat, a stage reading of a new play by Lester Dubow, on Friday, June 26, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 27, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 28, at 2 p.m., at the West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. General admission is $15, $12 for seniors and students. Call 300-2986.
Join Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for A Plethora of Parasites: Lamprey, Ticks and More. Learn about parasites’ survival strategies and behaviors and make a tick repellent for summer. The cost is $5 per family, and advance registration is required. Call 626-3474 or visit amoskeagfishways.org.
The Happy Together Tour comes to the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach), featuring The Turtles, The Association, Mark Lindsay, The Grass Roots and The Buckingham. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is 18+. Tickets for reserved seats are $40 and general admission tickets are $30. Visit casinoballroom.com.
Madeleine Peyroux performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $60 to $75. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
 
Saturday, June 27
More than 65 dealers and swappers with gems, jewelry and minerals for sale or trade will be at the 50th annual Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show on Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28, at Gilsum Elementary School and Community Center (640 Route 10, Gilsum). At this rain-or-shine event held outdoors under canopies, try your hand at panning for minerals, and enjoy a New England ham and bean dinner with homemade pies, a barbecue lunch and more. Open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. See gilsum.org/rockswap.
Arts on the Green 2015 on Main Street, New London, is today from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thirty represented artists expert in jewelry, pottery, painting, photography, etc., will be in attendance showing their work on this day. Visit centerfortheartsnh.org.
The Rebel Arts Crafters Guild Fun & Funky Craft Fair is today from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 538 W. Main St., Hillsborough. Visitors will get a taste of fun, funky and edgy crafters. Email dyegirlsdesign@gmail.com.
Today from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and tomorrow, June 28, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., is the Summer Solstice Craft Festival on the Plains at 150 Main St., Kingston. Call 332-2616, visit castleberryfairs.com. More than 75 juried craftspeople will be in attendance, and they’ll be selling stained glass, original watercolors, pen and ink drawings, photography, pottery, carved wildlife, primitive and folk art, hand-crafted soaps, etc.
Today is the Summer Fun Craft Fair at Tanger Outlets, 120 Laconia Road, Route 3, Tilton, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and then on Sunday, June 28, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More than 80 exhibitors will display a wide variety of juried crafts, including glass art, metal art, quilts, pillows, primitive crafts, folk art, fine art, fabric bags, jewelry, etc.
The 10th Annual Antique & Classic Car & Truck & Motorcycle Show is today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bedford Village Common. Admission is $5 per person. There will be free activities for kids, trophies for winners of 10 different categories, raffles, food and drink. The event is produced by the Bedford Historical Society; visit bedfordhistorical.org for more information, or call 471-6336 or email carshow@bedfordhistoricalnh.org.
Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $24 to $59. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
The Goffstown Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the 36th Annual David French Goffstown Gallop at 8:30 a.m. The 5.2-mile race will begin at Goffstown Recreation Center on Mast Road. Visit goffstown.com/parks.html. Registration costs $15 in advance or $20 on race day. Send email to rwilhelmi@goffstownnh.gov.
Join in for the Exeter Trail Race, touted as the most technical race in New England. It features a 10-mile and a 4.6-mile race through the Oaklands and Henderson-Swasey Town Forests. Start time is 10 a.m. at 6 Commerce Way, Exeter. Races cost from $20 to $30. Visit acidoticracing.com. Email sarah.silverberg@gmail.com for questions.
The Aurlow Stanley Memorial Walk Run Road Race 5K will take place at Northfield Police Park, 138 Park St., Northfield, at 8 a.m. The event also features a fun run before the race. Visit northfieldnh.org. Registration costs $20 to $25. Call 286-8707 or send email to bdwatson@metrocast.net.
 
Sunday, June 28
The Hollis Town Common, in the center of Hollis, will host the Hollis Strawberry Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. The free event features strawberry shortcake, strawberry sundaes, ice cream cones and more. Food prices range from $5 to $7. The Hollis Town Band will perform along with the Stagecoach Women’s Chorus, a piccolo duet and vocalist Noelle Bourquard. See holliswomansclub.org.
Today is the Henniker Lions Club Grain and Grape Festival at Pats Peak, 686 Flanders Road, Henniker, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. There will be beer and wine tastings from local vendors, music by local bands and food available from local restaurants. General admission tickets are $15; wine tasting tickets are $40, beer tasting $30. Visit hennikerlions.org.
Dance Progressions presents Divas, Superstars & Legends at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, palacetheatre.org, 668-5588, today at 11 a.m. Tickets are $25.
Today, the Friends of Stark Park music series begins with the Freese Brothers Big Band from 2 to 4 p.m. at Stark Park. Other events in this series include the New Legacy Big Band on Sunday, July 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.; the Transistors on Sunday, July 12, from 2 to 4 p.m.; Jimmy Lehoux on Sunday, July 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.; the Yankee Brass Band on Wednesday, July 22, at 6 p.m. (at the Manchester Community Music School, 2291 Elm St., Manchester); the Strafford Wind Symphony on Sunday, July 26, from 2 to 4 p.m.; High Range on Sunday, Aug. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.; Tradition on Sunday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.; Annie & The Orphans on Sunday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.; the Wolverine Jazz Band on Sunday, Aug. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m.; and the Compaq Big Band on Sunday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. All concerts are free. Visit friendsofstarkpark.org.
The Pat Travers Band performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $50. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
Run for a good cause at the 5th annual Rosanne’s Rush for Research 5K Run/Walk, at 9 a.m. at Nashua High School South. The race will take runners through the trails of Mine Falls Park. Proceeds will support research for the treatment of triple negative breast cancer. Visit rushforresearch.org. Registration costs $25 for adults, $15 for children and free for kids under 6. Send email questions to Dave Sullivan at Dave@RushForResearch.org
Take a run at the 2nd Annual Giant Steeple Chase 5K. The 8:30 a.m. race starts at Opechee Park on Main Street in Laconia. It features a 5K and a duathlon that includes three loops of one mile each with 150-yard swims each lap. For more information, email Brian Taylor at nhman59@yahoo.com for questions.
 
Tuesday, June 30 
Join NH Audubon at the McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord) from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  for Moose of New Hampshire: Their Importance and Status. In this program, learn about the history of moose in New Hampshire, their current status and how we can sustain them in the future. Donations are accepted. Call 224-9909 or visit nhaudubon.org. 
 
July
Wednesday, July 1
The Symphony New Hampshire Chamber Players perform at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua, today at noon. This is a Bach’s Lunch concert. Other Bach’s Lunch concerts at the library this year include violinist Egle Jarkova performing Wednesday, July 8, at noon; pianist Frederick Moyer on Wednesday, July 15, at noon; Mandara Music Wednesday, July 22, at noon; the Gateway Trio on Wednesday, July 29, at noon; and the New England String Quartet on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at noon.
Gary Clark Jr. and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+ and general admission seating. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 the day of the show. Visit casinoballroom.com.
 
Thursday, July 2
Tonight’s the first of the Summer Concerts on the Plaza series outside at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Tonight, the Last Duo performs music from the ’60s and ’70s at 7 p.m. Other concerts part of this series include the Makanda Project on Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m.; Los Sugar Kings on Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m.; Ari and Mia on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m.;  and the Boogaloo Swamis on Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m.; 
U2 tribute band Joshua Tree performs at the Seacoast Science Center (570 Ocean Blvd., Rye) at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for persons 13 and older, $2 for children 3 through 12, and free for children under 3. Visit seacoastsciencecenter.org or call 436-8043. 
Living Color performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $65. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
 
Friday, July 3
Badfish! A Tribute to Sublime performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is all ages and general admission seating. Tickets are $19 in advance, $24 the day of the show. Visit casinoballroom.com.
You’ll want to stretch before running in the Hinckley Allen Manchester Mile and 5K. The 5K starts at 7 p.m. at Derryfield Park, and the one-mile run, which is considered the fastest mile in the country, starts at 8 p.m. City fireworks follow the race at 9 p.m. Online registration for everyone 12 and older is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the mile. Add $5 for day-of registration. Kids pay $10. Go to millenniumrunning.com
 
Saturday, July 4
Celebrate Independence Day at the New Hampshire Farm Museum’s Fourth on the Farm from noon to 4 p.m. Activities include patriotic music, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, croquet and old-fashioned games, writing with a quill pen, historic farmhouse tours, farm animals, strawberry shortcake and more. The museum is at Route 125, White Mountain Highway, Milton, 652-7840, farmmuseum.org.
There’s a Fourth of July Craft Fair today at Gunstock Mountain Resort (719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More than 100 exhibitors will be present, outside and inside air-conditioned buildings. Admission is free, as is parking.
Give it your all at the Merrimack Sparkler 5K Run/Walk, starting at the Merrimack YMCA, 6 Henry Clay Drive, at 8 a.m. The race benefits Merrimack High School athletics and costs from $15 to $20 for adults and from $10 to $15 for kids. Email info@Sparkler5k.us for questions.
Milford will hold its Fourth of July Family Fun Day & Fireworks beginning at noon at Keyes Memorial Park. There will be a bike parade and contest, field activities, a belly flop/cannon ball contest, fireworks and more. Visit milford.nh.gov.
Nashua will hold its Fourth of July Celebration beginning at 10 a.m. at Holman Stadium (67 Amherst St., Nashua). There will be children’s carnival games, live music and fireworks. Visit gonashua.com.
Keep pace at the Revolution Run, which begins at Holman Stadium, Amherst Street in Nashua, at 8:30 a.m. This race features a 5K and a 10K route, and registration costs from $30 to $40 for adults and from $5 to $20 for kids. Visit revrunnashua.com
 
Monday, July 6
On view now through Aug. 28 is an art show with work by Peter Coe and Rosemary Conroy at the Kimball Jenkins Estate, 266 N. Main St., Concord. There’s an artists’ reception Monday, July 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit kimballjenkins.com.
 
Tuesday, July 7
See the fairest of them all in the Palace youth production of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, palacetheatre.org, 668-5588, tonight at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, July 8, at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, July 9, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $9. The show is part of the 2015 Summer Children’s Series.
Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla perform at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $33 to $89. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
Thursday, July 9
The Hillsborough Balloon Festival & Fair kicks off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, at Grimes Field in Hillsborough with a weekend of carnival rides, live entertainment, kids’ activities, skydivers, the Hillsborough Hometown Parade and more. Balloons will launch at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 10; Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12, at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Balloon rides and tethering are available. Visit balloonfestival.org. 
The inaugural Manchester Arts Market starts tonight at 6 p.m. in Veterans Park. It’s an extension of the Granite State Arts Market and is held in conjunction with the Manchester Arts Commission. Market days will be held weekly at the same time through Aug. 27. Visit granitestateartsmarket.com.
New Orleans-style funk/soul band Jumbo Circus Peanuts performs at the Seacoast Science Center (570 Ocean Blvd., Rye) at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for age 13 and older, $2 for children 3 through 12, and free for children under 3. Visit seacoastsciencecenter.org or call 436-8043. 
 
Friday, July 10
The Majestic Theatre presents The Fox on the Fairway at Holy Cross Hall at the Manchester Community Music School (2291 Elm St., Manchester) today at 7 p.m., with following showtimes Saturday, July 11, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 12, at 2 p.m. The play is a tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the ’30s and ’40s. Tickets are $15. Visit majestictheatre.net, call 669-7469.
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre’s (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) run of South Pacific starts today and goes through Aug. 2. Visit seacoastrep.org, call 433-4793 for ticket information and showtimes.
The Leddy Center for the Performing Arts (38C Ladd’s Lane, Epping, 679-2781, leddycenter.org) presents Bye Bye Birdie tonight at 7:30 p.m. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Wednesdays at 2 p.m. through July 26. Tickets are $18. The play is produced, directed and choreographed by Elaine Gatchell, musically directed by Bruce Gatchell.
Darius Rucker performs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $29 to $59. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
The Beach Boys perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+. Tickets for reserved seats are $50; general admission tickets are $30. Visit casinoballroom.com.
Tommy Castro and The Painkillers perform at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $40. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
 
Saturday, July 11
Craft Fair at the Bay is today from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Community House and Waterfront, 24 Mt. Major Highway, Alton. There will be handcrafted items and unique gifts for sale and a cafe on hand for breakfast, lunch and desserts between shopping. 
Hillsborough Pride presents Art in the Park from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Butler Park on Main St., Hillsborough. This juried arts and crafts show coincides with the Hillsborough Balloon Festival, which runs July 9 through July 12. Visit hillsboroughpride.org.
DRUM WARS is coming to the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry), featuring Vinny and Carmine Appice. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $45. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
Celebrate the state motto with a run. Live Free or Die 5000 was established in memory of Jeremy Graczyk and inspire others to live a life of meaning. The second annual race starts at 7 a.m. at 60 Pope Field, Atkinson. All proceeds go to the Major Jeremy J. Graczyk USMC Memorial Scholarship fund. Online registration costs from $20 to $30, and day-of registration is $35. See livefreeordie5000.squarespace.com.
The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire will have a Homebuilt Aircraft Fly-In at the museum (27 Navigator Road, Londonderry) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Build your own aircraft  to fly in, or check out the homebuilt aircrafts on display. Visit nhahs.org or call 669-4820.
 
Sunday, July 12
Temple B’nai Israel (210 Court St., Laconia, 524-7044, tbinh.org) will hold its 18th annual Jewish Food Festival featuring favorites like blintzes, chopped herring, brisket, corned beef, knishes, latkes matzo ball soup, noodle kugel, rugelach and more. To ensure that festival goers get their fill, a pre-order menu is available online. Place orders to be picked up during the festival or the day before.  
Not Your Mom’s Musical Theatre presents Something Wonderful I Missed: The Musicals of 1985 at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry, today at 4 p.m. The concert presents lesser-known music from theater that year and is “part concert, part history lesson, part comedy show.” Suggested donation is $5 to $10. Visit notyourmomsmusicaltheater.com.
The Lowell Philharmonic’s Summer Pops Concert is Sunday, July 12, at 3 p.m., at Shedd Park Pavilion (455 Rogers St., Lowell, Mass.). Audience members should bring chairs or blankets and a picnic to enjoy while LPO performs light classical, patriotic and pop favorites. There’s a suggested $10 donation per attendee. Visit lowellphilharmonic.org.
Mahadin Festival comes to the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford), featuring Dirty Heads, John Butler Trio, Soja and Fear Nuttin Band. Festival begins at 3:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $39. Visit banknhpavilion.com. 
Tear up the trail at the Bear Brook Trail Marathon and half-marathon at 6 and 6:30 a.m. at Bear Brook State Park. The marathon is anywhere from 27 to 30 miles long and takes runners throughout the 10,000-acre park and combines fast single-track sections with challenging climbs and descents. The half-marathon is 13 miles. Registration costs $55 for the marathon and $45 for the half-marathon. Visit ultrasignup.com. Send email to kfolcik2@gmail.com for questions.
 
Tuesday, July 14
The Palace youth present Peter Pan today at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, palacetheatre.org, 668-5588, part of the 2015 Summer Children’s Series, tickets $9. Following showtimes are Wednesday, July 15, at 10 a.m., and Thursday, July 16, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
NH Audubon will host New Hampshire Fish and Game biologist Heidi Holman to speak on Recovering NH’s Rabbit — the New England Cottontail. Learn about the recovery efforts and details of the life of New Hampshire’s rabbits. This program will take place at the McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord), 7 to 8:30 p.m. Donations are accepted. Call 224-9909 or visit nhaudubon.org.
 
Wednesday, July 15
Discover how to grill and barbecue with wine from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Labelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst, 672-9898). Part of The Winemaker’s Kitchen Cooking Series, dishes prepared include pork smoked over Labelle Winery wine-infused oak cubes, grilled corn and a grilled dessert. Cost is $25 plus tax and gratuity. Register at labellewinerynh.com. 
 
Thursday, July 16
One of the oldest country fairs in New England, the Stratham Fair delivers traditional family fun and games from Thursday, July 16, to Sunday, July 19. Enjoy horse pulls and the lobster festival that started the fair in 1966, along with 4-H exhibits, the Miss Stratham Fair Pageant, a pie-eating contest, the pig scramble, chicken barbecue, carnival rides, fireworks and more. Single-day pass costs $8 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 12 and 65 and older, free for children under 6 years old. Ride tickets and wristband prices are listed on the website. Gates open at noon on Thursday, at 8 a.m. from Friday to Sunday, and close at 10 p.m. Visit strathamfair.com.
Bluegrass bands Drowned Valley and Joshua Incident perform at the Seacoast Science Center (570 Ocean Blvd., Rye) at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for age 13 and older, $2 for children 3 through 12, and free for children under 3. Visit seacoastsciencecenter.org or call 436-8043. 
R5 performs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $39. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
 
Friday, July 17
The Teen Actorsingers present The Wedding Singer today at 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 18, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, July 19, at 2 p.m., at the Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St., Nashua. Based on the 1998 Adam Sandler film, the musical was first produced in 2006, with music by Matthew Sklar, book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Tickets are $12 to $15. Visit actorsingers.org.
David Wilcox performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $35. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
 
Saturday, July 18
Have a historic day at the 25th annual American Independence Festival with historic role-players, children’s activities, colonial and loyalist militias, a procession with general George Washington, a traditional artisan village, cannons, food and drink and more. It’s held today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern (1 Governors Way, Exeter, 772-2662). Admission costs $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 12 to 18, free for children under 12. Visit independencemuseum.org.
Adventure Park Crafts 1 at Gunstock Mountain Resort, 719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, is today and Sunday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be fine jewelry, wearable art, wood crafts, gourmet foods and more. Admission is free. Adventure Park Crafts 2 is held that next weekend, Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 26, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Today’s Peterborough Summer Craft Madness from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm St., Peterborough. Here visitors will find original hand-crafted work.
Andy’s Summer Playhouse kicks off its season of theater with The Kid of Billy the Kid written and directed by Jared Mezzocchi at the playhouse, 582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, 654-2613, andyssummerplayhouse.org, with showtimes today at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 19, at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $14.
Mary Fahl, formerly of October Project, performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $40. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
The 48th Bill Luti 5-Miler starts at 9 a.m. at Clinton Street and ends at Memorial Field, 70 S. Fruit St., Concord. The event also features a kids’ fun run. Visit gsrs.com/luti. Registration costs $15 online and $25 in person. Contact 863-2537.
Hit the pavement during the 41st Annual Stratham Fair 5.7-Mile Road Race & Two-Person Relay Race at 8:30 a.m. at Stratham Hill Park on Route 33. Visit runreg.com. Registration costs $20 for individuals and $40 for relay teams. 
Nashua will have its Fairy Tale Festival at the Greeley Park Bandshell from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme this year is Mother Goose nursery rhymes. Dress as your favorite nursery rhyme character and enjoy a puppet show, music and dancing performances and kids’ games. Visit nashuanh.gov.
 
Sunday, July 19
Bike, run and paddle your way to victory at the 4th Annual Northeast Delta Dental Merrimack River Trail Triathlon starting behind Buffalo Wild Wings, 6 Loudon Road, Concord, at 10 a.m. The event includes a 4K off-road bike ride, a 3K run and a 3K paddle for fun for all ages. Individuals start at 9:30 a.m. and teams at 11 a.m. Visit mrgt.org/events.html. Registration costs $25 to $30 for individuals, $45 to $50 for teams. Kids under 14 pay $10. Contact 223-1537 or send email to twalton@nedelta.com.
Go Hawaiian at The Hula Hustle 5K and 10K in Manchester. It takes place at 10 a.m. at the Executive Health and Sports Center, 1 Highlander Way. All finishers get a lei when they cross the finish. Races cost from $25 to $35. To register visit millenniumrunning.com/hula.
Pound the ground at the Pease 7K Road Race/Walk, which also features a half-mile Kids Fun Run and 100-yard dash. Head out for an 8 a.m. start at Short Street and Arboretum Drive, Newington. The race costs from $20 to $25, and kids run or walk for free. Contact 430-2595. 
 
Monday, July 20 
311 performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+ and general admission seating. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 the day of the show. Visit casinoballroom.com.
 
Tuesday, July 21
The Palace youth present Aladdin today at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, palacetheatre.org, 668-5588, part of the 2015 Summer Children’s Series, tickets $9. Following showtimes are Wednesday, July 22, at 10 a.m., and Thursday, July 23, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday, July 22
Today’s the first day of the Knit and Crochet Show at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester; it continues through Saturday, July 25. Here, knitters and crocheters will find classes, experts, exhibitors, materials, fashion shows and banquets. Visit knitandcrochetshow.com for details, including schedules (which vary from day to day) and admission prices.
Back by popular demand, Straight No Chaser performs at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, today at 7:30 p.m. This male a cappella group has a massive fan base with more than 20 million views on YouTube and many national TV appearances, and recently released their fourth album, Under the Influence. Tickets are $35 to $68. Visit themusichall.org, call 436-2400.
Mayhem Festival comes to the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford), featuring Slayer, King Diamond, Hell Yeah and The Devil Wears Prada. The festival begins at 1:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $39. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
Whitesnake performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+ and general admission seating. Tickets are $39 in advance and $44 the day of the show. Visit casinoballroom.com.
 
Thursday, July 23
The Merrimack Valley Military Vehicle Collectors will host the annual Weare Military Vehicle Rally from Thursday, July 23, to Saturday, July 25, at Center Woods Elementary School (14 Center Road, Weare). This year MVMVC will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. Veterans are welcomed to a special appreciation day on Friday. More than just a vehicle display (with over 100 vehicles that attend each year), the Rally also features camping, trail rides, ice cream runs and scenic tours. See mvmvc.org.
Today from 5 to 8 p.m. is the Open Doors Manchester trolley tour. The event happens three times a year in downtown Manchester. The event is essentially a self-led tour of numerous Manchester art galleries. Admission is free at each venue, and during those hours, two trolleys stop at each destination for about 30 minutes. Visit majestictheatre.net/opendoors.php for details, addresses and participants.
Rock group the TonyMack Band performs at the Seacoast Science Center (570 Ocean Blvd., Rye) at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for persons 13 and older, $2 for children 3 through 12, and free for children under 3. Visit seacoastsciencecenter.org or call 436-8043. 
Zappa Plays Zappa performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+. Tickets for reserved seats are $37. Visit casinoballroom.com.
 
Friday, July 24
Today, the Majestic Theatre offers their interpretation of the Sharks and the Jets with West Side Story at Holy Cross Hall, Manchester Community Music School, 2291 Elm St., Manchester, today at 7 p.m. Showtimes are also Saturday, July 25, at 7 p.m.; Friday, July 31, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit majestictheatre.net, call 669-7469.
Piccola Opera presents The Magic Flute at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord, today at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $28. Visit piccolaopera.net.
The Fab Four — The Ultimate Tribute performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+. Tickets for reserved seats are $30, and general admission tickets are $20. Visit casinoballroom.com.
July 24 through July 26 is the Lowell Folk Festival, a free music festival happening on five stages in downtown Lowell, Mass. In addition to live music, there will be a parade, food, family activities and games. Visit lowellfolkfestival.org for a full schedule and list of performers.
 
Saturday, July 25
A brewers festival and chicken wing competition organized by the Granite State Brewers Association and Intown Manchester, this year’s Granite State Brewers Association Summerfest starts at noon in Arms Park (between the Merrimack River and Commercial Street in Manchester). See granitestatebrewersassociation.org/events/summerfest-2015 for ticket information. 
Always held on the last Saturday in July, the 57th annual Canterbury Fair will be at Canterbury Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fair activities include live entertainment, demonstrations, children’s activities, craft tables and vendors and plenty of fair food and drink. Visit canterburyfair.com.
The national Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will take the field for a game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (1 Line Drive, Manchester) at noon. Comprised of young, competitive, athletic veterans with a variety of arm and leg amputations, WWAST’s motto is “life without a limb is limitless.” Major beneficiaries will be local veterans and their families. Admission is $10 per person. Visit nhfishercats.com or call the NH Fisher Cats box office at 641-2005 for tickets. See also intownmanchester.com.
The Nashua Theatre Guild presents Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare today at 2 p.m., and again Sunday, July 26; Saturday, Aug. 1, and Sunday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m., at Greeley Park, 100 Concord St., Nashua. Traditionally, shows have been free, but visit the group’s Facebook page for updates.
The Wheels of Soul 2015 Summer Tour comes to the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford), featuring the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $65. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
Popa Chubby performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $35. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
Join the 21st Canterbury Woodchuck Classic 5K, which starts at 9 a.m. at Canterbury Elementary School, 15 Baptist Road, Canterbury. Visit capitalarearaceseries.com. Registration costs $17 and $1 for the Kids Fun Run 2k. Send email to lewis4nh@comcast.net if you have questions.
 
Sunday, July 26
Show No. 2 for Andy’s Summer Playhouse in 2015 is Shakespeare Remix: Andy’s Midsummer Night Dreaming at the playhouse, 582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, 654-2613, andyssummerplayhouse.org. It starts tonight at 7:30 p.m. and continues through Aug. 1; visit the site or call for times. Admission is $14.
Today, the Concord Coachmen Chorus performs at the Bow Gazebo at 6 p.m. The all-male singing group also performs Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m., at Presidential Oaks, 200 Pleasant St., Concord. Visit harmonize.com/coachmen.
Swim, bike and run the Capitol City Triathlon at 8 a.m. at NHTI, 31 College Drive. The event features a 1/3-mile swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile flat run. New this year is a Cap City Duathlon using the same course. Visit capitolcitytriathlon.com. Registration costs $70 to $125.  For more information email info@fasteventsnh.com.
 
Tuesday, July 28
The Palace youth present The Wizard of Oz today at 10 am. and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, palacetheatre.org, 668-5588, part of the 2015 Summer Children’s Series, tickets $9. Following showtimes are Wednesday, July 29, at 10 a.m., and Thursday, July 30, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday, July 29
Today at 6 p.m., Piccola Opera and Opera New Hampshire present Opera at the Cafe, a fully staged performance featuring at least five singers and an accompanist in formal costume at Stark Park, Manchester. Free.
American Idol Live! comes to the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach). The show starts at 8 p.m. and is 18+. Tickets for reserved seats are $44, and general admission tickets are $34. Visit casinoballroom.com.
 
Thursday, July 30 
Rock band Entrain performs at the Seacoast Science Center (570 Ocean Blvd., Rye) at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for persons 13 and older, $2 for children 3 through 12, and free for children under 3. Visit seacoastsciencecenter.org or call 436-8043.
 
Friday, July 31
Christina Perri and Colbie Caillat perform at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $21 to $43. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
Josh Turner performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+. Tickets for reserved seats are $50, and general admission tickets are $34. Visit casinoballroom.com.
 
 
August
Saturday, Aug. 1
Waterville Valley Resort (1 Ski Area Road, Waterville Valley) hosts the 16th annual Chocolate Fest, a day of chocolate treats and fun activities held in the Town Square from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a fireworks display over Corcoran Pond at 8:30 p.m. Other features include a bounce house for kids, live entertainment and a wine tasting. Sweet treats are sold by the piece. Visit waterville.com.
The 2015 Concord Bead Show is today at the Courtyard Marriott, 70 Constitution Ave., Concord, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. On hand will be trendy beads, classes and supplies by more than a dozen vendors. Visit innovativebeadsexpo.com.
The 82nd League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Fair is at the Mount Sunapee Resort (1398 Route 103, Newbury) rain or shine starting today and running through Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. This fair is the biggest event for the juried league, and in addition to professionally made crafts (furniture, jewelry, clothes, pottery, textiles, etc.) there are daily craft demonstrations, workshops, a sculpture garden and a variety of performances featuring oversized puppets, magicians, mind readers, musicians and more. Visit nhcrafts.org.
Incubus and the Deftones perform at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $29 to $51. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
Guitar Masters comes to the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry), featuring Andy McKee, Stephen Bennett and Antoine Dufour. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $45. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
 
Sunday, Aug. 2
The 32nd annual Hospital Days Triathlon includes a quarter-mile swim, 5.7-mile bike, and 5K run. Kids can take part in their own fun run. The race starts at the Bucklin Beach at 9 a.m. The race costs $75 for individuals and $100 for teams. Visit newlondonhospital.org/triathlon or email hospital.days@newlondonhospital.org for questions.
 
Tuesday, Aug. 4
Shrek: The Musical is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. today at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, palacetheatre.org, 668-5588, part of the 2015 Summer Children’s Series, tickets $9. Following showtimes are Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m., and Thursday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, Aug. 6
One of the longest-running antiques shows in the country, the 58th annual New Hampshire Antiques Show runs from Thursday, Aug. 6, to Saturday, Aug. 8, at Radisson Hotel Manchester (700 Elm St., Manchester). Sponsored by New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association, see exhibitor displays of clocks, folk art, paintings and prints, textiles, nautical and scientific items, pottery, Shaker furniture and more. Admission costs $15 on Thursday, $10 on Friday and Saturday. See nhada.org.
Christian music festival SoulFest will be held Thursday, Aug. 6, through Saturday, Aug. 8, at Gunstock Mountain Resort (719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford). Headlining acts this year include the Newsboys, Casting Crowns and Third Day. Ticket prices range from $35 to $110 depending on age, month purchased and single day or three-day pass. Visit thesoulfest.com.
The English Beat performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) on Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $50. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
moe. performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+ and general admission seating. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Visit casinoballroom.com.
 
Friday, Aug. 7
Andy’s Summer Playhouse presents its twist on Into the Woods Jr. starting tonight at 7:30 p.m., at the playhouse, 582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, 654-2613, andyssummerplayhouse.org. The beloved “fairy tale mash-up” includes sets and choreography designed by Andy’s kids. Other performances are Saturday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 15, at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $14.
The Little Mermaid is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. today at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, palacetheatre.org, 668-5588, part of the 2015 Summer Children’s Series, tickets $9. Following showtimes are Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m., and Thursday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Push yourself at the Epsom Old Home Day 4 Miler, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Webster Park, 430 Suncook Valley Highways in Epsom. The run follows a course of rolling hills. Registration costs $15 to $20. For more information, contact Race Director Donald Yeaton at 518-232-9083 or dryrun262@msn.com. 
 
Saturday, Aug. 8
Part of Alton Old Home Day, the 39th annual Alton Bay Boat Show is a non-judged vintage show held at the Alton bay town dock. All “woodies” are welcome on a first-come-first served basis from 9 a.m. to noon. Visit nhbm.org for more details.
Anson Funderburgh, Little Charlie, Mark Hummel w/ Golden State and Lone Star perform at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $45. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
Test your endurance at the 46th Belmont 10 Mile Road Race, part of Belmont’s Old Home Day celebration, but on a separate day this year. Arrive at Belmont Middle School, 87 Hackett Road, Belmont, at 8:00 a.m. There will also be a new 5K at 9 a.m. and the 10-mile Cow Paddy Relay with teams of three at 10 a.m. Visit belmontnh.org. Contact Jeff Robert at 491-0979 or Gretta Olson-Wilder at  524-2782.
Part of Nashua SummerFun 2015, a summer celebration of local and free family fun, this year’s Children’s Day “Kids in Motion” will be at the Greeley Park Bandshell from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy live music, a karate demonstration, a bounce house, a caricaturist, snow cones, game booths, watermelon eating and egg toss competitions and more. This event has no rain date. Call Parks & Recreation (589-3370) for more information. See gonashua.com. 
 
Sunday, Aug. 9
Brad Paisley performs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $49 to $79. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
 
Wednesday, Aug. 12
The Winemaker’s Kitchen Cooking Series continues with a focus on making the most of the harvest from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Labelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst, 672-9898). See techniques including pickling vegetables and making fresh salsa and skewered dinners. Cost is $25 plus tax and gratuity. Register at labellewinerynh.com.
 
Thursday, Aug. 13
Today is Day 1 of the World Quilt Show at the Radisson Center, 700 Elm St., Manchester. There will be quilt workshops, lectures, the World Quilt Panel and an ice cream social. The show continues through Saturday, Aug. 15. Visit quiltfest.com for admission/cost information, times and details. 
Join thousands of elite and recreational runners and walkers at the 23rd Annual Cigna/Elliot Corporate 5K Road Race. It takes participants through downtown Manchester at 6:20 p.m. starting from Veterans Park on Elm Street. More than 5,000 runners participate in this largest road race in the state. The race is followed by refreshments and awards. Visit cignaelliot5k.com
 
Friday, Aug. 14
On view now through Oct. 11 is the “New Artists Paint and Sculpture Exhibit” at the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, 226-2046, themillbrookgallery.com.
The Majestic Theatre presents Clue: The Musical at the Manchester Community Music School’s Holy Cross Hall, 2291 Elm St., Manchester, today at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. The audience will help deduce the solution (and also decide on the ending). Tickets are $20. Visit majestictheatre.net, call 669-7469.
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents Avenue Q “puppets and all” starting today and running through Sept. 13. The show is not appropriate for young children, and parents should use discretion based on their children’s maturity level. Visit seacoastrep.org, call 433-4793 for ticket information.
Lee Brice performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+ and general admission seating. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Visit casinoballroom.com.
 
Saturday, Aug. 15
Celebrate the cultures and traditions of Southeast Asian communities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the annual Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival, held at Lowell Heritage State Park (Esplanade & Sampas Pavilion, 500 Pawtucket Blvd, Lowell). Take part in the race day blessing of the boats by Buddhist monks, food and craft vendors, demonstrations and more. Visit lowellwaterfestival.com.
The 62nd Greeley Park Art Show is today from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 100 Concord St., Nashua. It continues through tomorrow, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be art and art contests for people of all ages and thousands of visitors throughout the two-day event. Visit nashuaareaartistsassoc.org.
There’s a Ukulele Festival at Greeley Park, 100 Concord St., Nashua, today from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Call 589-3370, visit facebook.com/nashuasummerfun for details.
Get The Led Out performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+ and general admission seating. Tickets are $23 in advance and $28 the day of the show. Visit casinoballroom.com.
Head to Veterans Park (Elm St., Manchester) for We Are One Festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy the state’s largest multicultural festival with art, food, dance, recreation, culture and more. See intownmanchester.com. 
Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road, Canterbury) will hold Village Rising, a day of inspiration, exploration and creativity, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk the grounds, discover something new, make a connection and enjoy the opening of the installation Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations, with special programs, demonstrations, food and more. Included with the regular cost of admission ($17 for adults, $8 for ages 6 to 17, free for age 5 and under). Call 783-9511 to purchase tickets in advance. See shakers.org/aug-15-village-rising.
Latinos Unidos De New Hampshire will hold the annual Latino Festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Veterans Park in downtown Manchester. Events highlight Latin culture, food, dance music and more. See latinofestivalnh.com.
The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire will hold its annual car show at the museum (27 Navigator Road, Londonderry) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be raffles, food and awards. Visit nhahs.org or call 669-4820.
 
Sunday, Aug. 16 
Lady Antebellum performs at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $90. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
O.A.R. performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+ and general admission seating. Tickets are $44 in advance and $49 the day of the show. Visit casinoballroom.com.
 
Monday, Aug. 17
Get some sun and hit the sand during the Hampton Beach Children’s Festival from Monday, Aug. 17, to Friday, Aug. 21. Spend the week at the beach enjoying magic shows, puppets, storytellers, contests and the annual costume parade down Ocean Boulevard. Admission is free. See hamptonbeach.org.
 
Tuesday, Aug. 18
Alice in Wonderland is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. today at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, palacetheatre.org, 668-5588, part of the 2015 Summer Children’s Series, tickets $9. Following showtimes are Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, Aug. 20
InTown Manchester presents movies at Veterans Park today at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. The films to be screened will be announced in June; for details, visit intownmanchester.com or the organization’s Facebook page. Both titles will be family-friendly and held alongside the Manchester Arts Market. Food will be available for purchase.
 
Friday, Aug. 21
Our Lady of the Cedars Church (140 Mitchell St., Manchester) welcomes all to the Mahrajan Middle Eastern Festival from Friday, Aug. 21, to Sunday, Aug. 23. Festival features Lebanese and American cuisine favorites, live music, carnival games, face painting, Josh the camel, hookah rentals, backgammon, a gift bazaar and more. Open Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. See mahrajan-nh.com. 
Rascal Flatts performs at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $34 to $89. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
 
Saturday, Aug. 22
The 3rd annual TD Bank Family Fest, produced by Intown Manchester, is in Veterans Park (downtown Manchester) on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s theme is “Where the Wild Things Are.” Admission is free. Visit intownmanchester.com.
Gregg Allman and The Doobie Brothers perform at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $24 to $50. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
Jazz is Dead performs at the Tupelo Music Hall (2 Young Road, Londonderry) at 6 and 9 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $60. Visit tupelohalllondonderry.com. 
 
Sunday, Aug. 23
The Henniker Rotary Club “Fire on the Mountain” Chili Fest, the annual celebration of all things spicy, will be at Pats Peak Ski Area (686 Flanders Road, Henniker) from noon to 4 p.m. Check out professional chili makers seeking the title of Best Southern NH Chili, craft vendors, live music, the Car Cruise, KidZone and food court. Find out how good your chili is and enter the amateur chili competition. Festival admission costs $12 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under, free for infants and toddlers. Visit chilinewhampshire.org. 
Willie Nelson and Old Crow Medicine Show perform at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $24 to $51. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
 
Thursday, Aug. 27
The Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford) and Blowin’ Smoke partner to bring the 8th annual Cigar Dinner, held at the BVI. Starting at 6 p.m. under a tent outdoors, enjoy a fine cigar, grilled hors d’oeuvres and raw bar along with cocktails available on a cash basis. There will be several courses, most of which are paired with a cigar, wine or beverage. Cost for the event is $125 per person. Dress is Tommy Bahama casual. Call 472-2001 for reservations. See bedfordvillageinn.com.
 
Friday, Aug. 28
The Actorsingers go risque with American Idiot, a sung-through stage adaptation of punk rock band Green Day’s rock opera American Idiot. It will be performed today at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 3, at 8 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 4, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m., at the Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St., Nashua. This is a high-energy show, rated R. Visit actorsingers.org for ticket information, which will be available in June.
 
Saturday, Aug. 29
Join in a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness at this year’s Dover Mini Maker Faire from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (6 Washington St., Dover). See displays, presentations, interactive demonstrations, performances and more from makers of all ages ranging from techies to crafters. Visit makerfairedover.com.
The New Hampshire 10-Miler gets racers traveling around beautiful Lake Massabesic. It kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Lake Massabesic parking lot in Auburn. Pizza will be provided from Portland Pie Co. Registration cost $35 for individuals and $75 for relay teams for early registrations, or $40 for individuals and $80 for relay teams on race day. Visit millenniumrunning.com/newhampshire10.
Greekfest, the annual festival hosted by Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (111 Island Pond Road, Manchester, 623-2045, assumptionnh.org) brings Greek food, culture and music to the queen city on Saturday, Aug. 29, and Sunday, Aug. 30. The large annual fundraiser has plenty of Greek food as well as vendors, live music and raffles. Admission and parking are free. Event is held under a large tent, rain or shine. Check website for festival times.
 
Sunday, Aug. 30 
The Beaver Brook Association (117 Ridge Road, Hollis) will host a easy-paced guided hike through its hilly trails from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 465-7787 or visit beaverbrook.org.
 
September
Friday, Sept. 4
A Labor Day weekend tradition, the 100th annual Hopkinton State Fair runs from Friday, Sept. 4, to Monday, Sept. 7, at the fairgrounds (392 Kearsarge Ave., Contoocook). The weekend is packed with vendors, classic fair food, a demolition derby, agricultural exhibits, live entertainment, carnival rides, games and more. See hsfair.org for details. 
 
Saturday, Sept. 5
New England’s third-largest car show is in Manchester today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Manchester Rotary Club, the annual Cruising Downtown Car Show features more than 500 classic cars and trucks on display along Elm Street in downtown Manchester. Enjoy live music, vendors and food from local restaurants. See cruisingdowntown.com.
UFO aficionados from across the country and globe gather in downtown Exeter for the annual Exeter UFO Festival on Saturday, Sept. 5, and Sunday, Sept. 6. A major fundraiser for the Exeter Area Kiwanis Club, proceeds from the festival will benefit local community and children’s charities and programs. Fun for families of all ages, enjoy guest speaker lectures, arts and crafts, intergalactic trinkets and gizmos and live music. See exeterufofestival.org.
Little Big Town performs at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 to $42. Visit banknhpavilion.com.
Keb’ Mo’ performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach) at 8 p.m. This show is 18+. Tickets for reserved seats are $36, and general admission tickets are $26. Visit casinoballroom.com. 





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