CONCORD — Many people reported that birds disappeared from their feeders in the fall and NH Audubon wants to know if they have returned with the cold weather. Help them track our bird populations by taking part in the annual Backyard Winter Bird Survey on Sat., February 10, and Sun., Februar…

  • By Joyce Keegal

BRENTWOOD —We are one day closer to spring, but still plenty of time for a good read. We have lots of new donations at the Friend's Book Sale on Sat., January 27. Who knows, might be a good gardening book or two to get us motivated for spring planting. Keep an eye out for information on the …

The Plaistow Lions in cooperation with Alpha Locksmith owner/operated Vince Chestnut donated thirty medical Prescription Lock Boxes to the SoRock Coalition for Healthy Youth.  The Prescription Lock Boxes will be distributed throughout our communities to help insure prescribed medications are…

NASHUA—The Veterans of Foreign Wars is looking for you. If you served in a Combat Theater is any capacity or served or have served in Korean, up an including now, or have the Navy SSBN Deterrent Patrol Insignia Badge or have ever received Imminent Danger or Hazardous Duty Pay and have copies…

BRENTWOOD —All are welcome to kickoff Jon Morgan’s 2018 campaign for New Hampshire State Senate on Fri., January 19, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Holy Grail Restaurant (Camelot Reception Venue), 64 Main Street in Epping.

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MANCHESTER — This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

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HAMPSTEAD —In this new year, the staff of the Hampstead Public Library is encouraging people to make a difference in Hampstead by volunteering and participating. To that end, on Sat., January 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the Library is hosting a community information session: Boards, Comm…

HAMPSTEAD —The Hampstead Democratic Committee will meet on Mon., January 22, 6:00 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library. The guest speaker is Mindi Messner, Candidate for US Representative, NH District 1.

PLAISTOW —The Plaistow Area Commerce Exchange (P.A.C.E.) is excited to announce that it will host a breakfast event on New Hampshire’s Workforce Challenges.

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DERRY —Community Caregivers of Greater Derry is hosting their 13th annual Potter's Bowl fundraiser on Sat., January 27, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Pinkerton Academy Freshman Cafeteria in Derry.

PORTSMOUTH —The Seacoast Wind Ensemble (SWE) is accepting applications from high school musicians for the Paul M. Erwin Music Scholarship. Applications will be accepted from January 15-March 1.


CONCORD —The 35th annual NH Farm & Forest Expo, NH’s Greatest Winter Fair, will be held Friday and Saturday, February 2 and 3 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. The event, open to the public, features a tradeshow with over 100 exhibitors, free educational workshops, demonstrations, and…

  • By Janet Arden, Communications and Adult Programming Manager

HAMPSTEAD —The Hampstead Public Library has Family Book Bingo Night on Wed., January 24 at 6:00 p.m. Play bingo and win books! It’s a great way to have non-electronic entertainment and be together. Suitable for children age 3 and above with their caregivers. For more information, email dvanc…


NEWTON — The annual Country Pond Ice Fishing Derby will be held on Sun., February 4 from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Country Pond Fish and Game Club in Newton. Registration starts at 5:30 a.m. The public is welcome.

ATKINSON —The Atkinson Lions would like to invite the Community to an Italian Dinner on Sat., January 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Atkinson Community Center on 4 Main Street in Atkinson.

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ATKINSON — The Friends of Kimball Library will sponsor their 8th annual Jack Frost Jamboree on Sat., January 20, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Kimball Library in Atkinson. Think 'winter carnival' with a twist.

  • By Kathy Watson, Assistant Director/Youth Services Director

ATKINSON —“Library Buddies” is one of the exciting events that has been bursting at the seams for the past nine years! This *crowd-pleasing event will be happening for six-weeks on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on the following dates: February 7, 14, 21 and March 7, 14 and 21. Each week tee…


EXETER —Exeter Parks and Recreation invites you to their third annual Sweethearts Dance on Fri., February 9, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Exeter Town Hall, 10 Front Street. This event is open to all! This is an opportunity to enjoy a family-friendly evening out or a special date night with one of …

SALEM —The hills are alive with the sound of music in Salem! The Salem High School Performing Arts Department invites you to climb every mountain for their production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” on Thurs., February 1 at 7:00 p.m. Students have been working exceptionally…

The Atkinson Congregational Church hosted a homemade (and delicious) baked Apple Pie and Chili Cook-off in Lovejoy Hall at the Church, located on Main Street in Atkinson. The weather outside was frightful but inside delightful with the sights and sounds of the season. 

Maria Noël Groves, pictured, the author of “Body Into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care, spoke to the community at the Kimball Library in Atkinson. As a Clinical Herbalist, Maria Nöel Groves has been working with herbs for nearly twenty years and has been formally educated by th…

After Brentwood voters approved two related warrant articles this spring, ReVision Energy installed a 132.37-kilowatt solar array this past summer on land between the fire department and Route 125. Harnessing the sun to generate electricity will save taxpayers as much as $1 million over the …

KINGSTON — The Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Tues., January 23 from 7:00-7:30 p.m. at the following locations:

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will offer a special Behind the Scenes Tour with a focus on birds on Mon., January 29, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA.

SANDOWN —The Friends of the Sandown Library will hold their first meeting of the year on Mon., January 22 at 6:30 p.m. Election of officers, for a three-year term, will be held at this meeting. The Friends will plan events to be held throughout the year. New members are welcome to attend thi…

ATKINSON —Kulea Childcare Villages is holding its 5th annual Souperbowl on Sun., January 28 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main Street, Atkinson. Make a donation, eat soup, and help feed children in Kenya and Tanzania. Kulea is a non-profit dedicated to educating, …

HAMPTON FALLS – Beginning on Mon., January 29 until Sun., February 4, Crimeline for the Hamptons, Inc., will hold its annual fundraiser at The Poker Room at One Lafayette Road in Hampton Falls. The proceeds of this event will be used for rewards, scholarships, community safety and crime prev…

DANVILLE —Alex Skinner of Danville will hold a Spaghetti Dinner/Eagle Fundraiser on Sat., January 20, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Danville Community Center, 169 Main Street.

HAMPSTEAD — Hampstead Academy invites children between the ages of 3-5 and their caregivers to a special Story Hour about the months of the year on Thurs., January 25, 1:00-2:00 p.m. at 320 East Road in Hampstead.


NEWTON —Country Pond Fish and Game Club will hold their annual Chowder Fest on Sat., January 20, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at 82 Pond Street in Newton. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate and attend!

KENSINGTON —The public is invited to enjoy a Ham and Bean Supper on Sat., January 20, from 5:00-6:45 p.m. at the Kensington Congregational Church, located at 108 Amesbury Road (Route 150) in the center of Kensington.


EXETER —The Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 2018 Economic Forecast on Wed., January 31, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Exeter Inn. Featured speakers, Darren Winham, Economic Development Director of the Town of Exeter, and Taylor Caswell, Commissioner of the Department of Bus…

EXETER —Exeter Public Library will host a free Movie Matinee in its Classic Film series on Mon., January 22, 1:00 p.m.

NEWBURYPORT, MA —If you have ever seen tracks in the snow, sand, or soil and were curious about what made them, then this is the program for you! Parker River National Wildlife Refuge staff will lead you through the basics of identifying common animals through the clues that they leave behin…

MANCHESTER —Fresh Air summers are filled with children running through the sprinklers in the grass, gazing at star-filled skies and swimming for the first time. This summer, join volunteer host families in Merrimack River and open your heart and home to a Fresh Air child. Each summer, thousa…

EPPING —The Epping Community Church will host a Turkey Dinner on Sat., January 20, serving from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

EXETER —Seacoast United Foundation will hold their Winter Gala Night and Auction held on February 3 at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel and Spa, 588 Wentworth Road in New Castle. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for registration and cocktail hour starts at 6:00 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH —New Hampshire Theatre Project announces an exciting array of adult professional development workshops and coaching opportunities this spring. All levels are welcome.

MANCHESTER —See, swirl, sniff, sip and support Easterseals! Get ready to take a night off and celebrate Easterseals NH's 15th annual Winter Wine Spectacular on January 25, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.

SALEM —The Salem Animal Rescue League is excited to announce their 4th annual "My Furry Valentine" event will be held on Sat., February 10, 7:00 p.m. at Brookstone Park, 14 NH-111 in Derry. Grab your valentine, special someone, or even treat yourself to a night you won’t want to miss!

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NEWTON —“Chill Out and Read!”, the winter reading programs has begun at the Gale Library in Newton and will continue through March 3. There are programs and prizes for all ages.

PORTSMOUTH —For the fifth consecutive year, the Southern NH Ukulele Group (SNHUG) will host its Groundhog Day Luau on Sat., February 3, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Red Hook Brewery, One Redhook Way in Portsmouth. To date, SNHUG has raised over $25,000 for local charities.

  • By Dottie Billbrough, Director

DANVILLE —The monthly book group will meet on Thurs., February 1 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Sloan. Copies of the book are available.

KINGSTON —Kingston Community Library is pleased to offer the following upcoming programs.

  • By Theresa Caswell, Director

NEWTON —Evening Book Group will meet on Mon., January 22 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss “The Nest” by Cynthia Sweeney. New members are always welcome!

PORTSMOUTH —Rolling Die Productions presents Keith Huff’s “A Steady Rain” at The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy Street in Portsmouth.

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BRENTWOOD — We have been waiting for some good movies to come out on DVD, and boy have we found a good one. What better way to warm up to a good movie than with dinner, yes, dinner! Join us on Thurs., January 25 at 6:00 p.m. for your choice of veggie soup or chili (supplied by our own Lindy'…

  • By Diane Sheckells, Assistant Librarian

EAST KINGSTON —The East Kingston Public Library has a number of museum passes available for our patrons. What better time than a cold, winter’s day to spend a day at the museum.

STRATHAM/GREENLAND —The annual Art of Great Bay Exhibit will take place this year April 6 – 8 at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center located on the grounds of the Great Bay Discovery Center at 89 Depot Road on the Stratham/Greenland town line. The show is a wonderful opportunity for l…

  • By Michelle Hogan, Program Director & Youth Librarian

EPPING —The library will be hosting a Game Afternoon, starting Thurs., January 25 at 1:00 p.m. Choose from Scrabble, Cribbage, Rummikub, Mahjong, card games and more to play here at the library. Bring some friends along or make some new ones!