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SANDOWN — Mark your calendar now to ring in the New Year with the recreation departments of Sandown, Plaistow and Atkinson on Sun., December 30 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Timberlane Regional School District Performing Arts Center, 40 Greenough Road in Plaistow.

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PORTSMOUTH —New Hampshire Theatre Project celebrates their 30th anniversary season with a special holiday production of “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Joe Landry has re-envisioned the beloved film classic as a 1940’s style radio play. Five seasoned actors bring George, Clarence, Mary and all the r…

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HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Knights of Columbus will provide a free Breakfast for the St. Anne Parish Community on Sun., December 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church Hall, 26 Emerson Avenue in Hampstead.

AMESBURY, MA — Only for the second time in his 40-year musical career will Danny Smith of Kingston, perform a solo concert. “One night of Grace…an evening with Danny Smith” will take place at the Main Street Congregational Church, UCC, in Amesbury, MA on Saturday evening, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.

DERRY —Elijah's Table is offering a free holiday breakfast on Sun., December 16 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Elijah's Table is a joint project of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration and Etz Hayim Synagogue. The December 16 breakfast will be held at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1-1.2 Hood Road in De…

PORTSMOUTH — End the year with laughter as the Seacoast’s own Juston McKinney performs two nights at The Music Hall. Juston has been a guest on The Tonight Show and performed in two Comedy Central specials, including his own one-hour show. He was recently named Best (Comedian) of NH by New H…

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SANDOWN — Before loading his sleigh and starting his annual journey around the world, Santa and Mrs. Claus has graciously agreed to support the Sandown Lions at the Pancake Breakfast on Sat., December 15 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Sandown Recreation, 25 Pheasant Run Drive in Sandown.

PORTSMOUTH — Don’t miss An Evening with Dawes on Mon., February 4, 8:00 p.m. at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street in Portsmouth.

PORTSMOUTH — The Music Hall is pleased to present the Punch Brothers on Sun., March 17, 7:00 p.m. at 28 Chestnut Street in Portsmouth.

RYE — The Seacoast Science Center is offering environmental day camp for children ages 4 to grade 5 during the holiday break, December 26-28.

PORTSMOUTH —Don't miss The Rocky Horror Show on Tues., December 25 and Mon., December 31 at 11:59 p.m. at Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow Street in Portsmouth.

MANCHESTER — NH School of Ballet will be presenting their full production of Nutcracker on Thurs., December 27 at 7:00 p.m.at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street in Manchester. With a cast of over sixty dancers, this performance will please audiences of all ages.

MANCHESTER — Back by popular demand, it's “1964 The Tribute”! This is “The Number One Beatles Tribute in the World”, according to Rolling Stone Magazine. These are the Beatles you remember from the “Ed Sullivan Show and Shea Stadium”. The music recreates the early Beatles perfectly and they …

PORTSMOUTH — Enjoy the delight of a winter skate at Strawbery Banke’s professionally-maintained outdoor ice-skating rink at 14 Hancock Street in Portsmouth. In the spirit of Portsmouth’s rich performing arts culture, the rink hosts a Currier & Ives-inspired show during each of the Decemb…

MANCHESTER — The Majestic will present its first of four dinner theatre's scheduled for their 2018-19 season. The first will be “Plaza Suite”, a comedy by Neil Simon.

MANCHESTER —Ring in the New Year a few hours early at the Currier Museum of Art’s annual Noon Year’s Eve party on Mon., December 31! Those young and young at heart will enjoy family-friendly, art-making activities, face painting, live entertainment, and more. The celebration will end with bu…

PLAISTOW — MVPO’s December 16th Holiday Concert at Timberlane Performing Arts Center will be a family event, featuring many instrumental and choral favorites. A special highlight will showcase Timberlane High School’s very own faculty member John Zevos, performing Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto …

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Interlakes Theatre is thrilled to present Patrick Dorow’s “Home for the Holidays” – a Musical Christmas Party from December 18-20. Performances will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday at The Firehouse, Market Square in Newburyport, MA.

NEWBURYPORT, MA — The Firehouse Center for the Arts is pleased to present “A Charlie Brown Christmas” from December 14 to December 23, Market Square in Newburyport. Performances will be held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

PORTSMOUTH — Don’t miss an exciting evening with the accomplished PSO Brass! Celebrate the Christmas Season on Sat., December 22 at 7:30 p.m., with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet at South Church, 292 State Street in Portsmouth!

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PORTSMOUTH — In the spirit of a truly Vintage Christmas, Strawbery Banke Museum welcomes visitors to travel through 300+ years of daily life in the waterfront neighborhood of Puddle Dock. This year’s rendition of the beloved Candlelight Stroll will be “A place to Gather.” Along candlelit dir…

MANCHESTER — Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved Victorian classic, “The Secret Garden”, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon.

MANCHESTER — Spend a day of your school vacation enjoying a party at the Fishways! Their annual “thank you” Open House on Thurs., December 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. will feature presentations about “Frigid Fish, ‘Frogsicles’ and other Amazing Winter Wildlife Tricks”. Create fun crafts, …

DERRY — Seacoast Division of the National Model Railroad Association is running their Derry Fun Night program again in 2018/2019. The program is held the second Friday night of each month, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry. The next event is Fri.…

AUBURN — Come celebrate the full moon (and the holidays!) with a nighttime hike to Battery Point at the Massabesic Audubon Center on Sat., December 22 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Join Jake King with Thrive Outdoors for the hike, a campfire, hot cocoa, marshmallows and a telescope for some moon and s…

PORTSMOUTH — The Music Hall is pleased to present “Juston McKinney: A Year in Review 2018” at The Historic Theatre, 28 Chestnut Street in Portsmouth.

EPPING — All are welcome to come and hear "The Story of the Christmas Shepherd" on Sat., December 22 at 7:00 p.m. at 38 Ladd's Lane, Epping

ATKINSON –Atkinson Recreation is pleased to offer the following upcoming trips. Tickets are limited. Register early!

NEWBURYPORT, MA —Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes tour of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, 6 Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, MA.

DURHAM — Northeastern Ballet Theatre presents the classic holiday treat, "The Nutcracker." Filled with the best dancing outside of Boston and directed by former Boston Ballet prima ballerina, Edra Toth, this traditional, full-length production is full of the magic of the season.

MANCHESTER — The Palace Theatre is pleased to present Dirty Deeds on Sat., January 5, 7:30 p.m. at 80 Hanover Street in Manchester.

DOVER —The Southern NH Ukulele Group will host its seventh annual winter ukulele festival on Sat., February 2 at the Historic STRAND Theater in Dover. Starting at 2:00 p.m. the day's festivities will feature wildly talented ukulele groups from near and far, including: The Silvertones, The Uk…

PORTSMOUTH —Don't miss The Rocky Horror Show on Tues., December 25 and Mon., December 31 at 11:59 p.m. at Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow Street in Portsmouth.

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present Family Holiday Pops concert on Tues., December 18 and Wed., December 19, 7:30 p.m. at The Music Hall Historic Theatre, 28 Chestnut Street in Portsmouth.

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CONCORD — If you are an outdoor enthusiast, or have one on your shopping list, join us for Shop WILD Saturday, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s first-ever holiday shopping experience. The event is set for Saturday, December 8, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at New Hampshire Fish and Ga…

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The Holiday Craft Fairs are here! Support your local crafters while checking gifts off your list!

MANCHESTER — Legendary New Hampshire drumming group Recycled Percussion is back in the Granite State on Fri., December 28 through Tues., January 1, to celebrate and rock the Palace Theatre in Manchester, for ten shows!

HAVERHILL, MA — Haverhill COA is offering a new Line Dancing Class with a new instructor! Classes begin Mon., January 7, 9:00-9:50 a.m. at 10 Welcome Street in Haverhill, MA.

HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Knights of Columbus are having their fantastic Italian Feast on Sat., December 8, 5:00 p.m. at St. Anne’s Parish, 23 Emerson Avenue in Hampstead.

PORTSMOUTH – Sounds of the Seacoast women’s four part a cappella chorus will celebrate music of the season at their annual Holly Jolly Cabaret on Sun., December 9 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Jarvis Center, 40 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth.

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HAVERHILL, MA — The Trustees of Tattersall Farm will host an Open House at the Farm on Sat., December 8 and Sun., December 9 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at 542 North Broadway in Haverhill. The public is invited to visit the house to experience a New England Christmas as it may have been celebrated …

HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Knights of Columbus will provide a free Breakfast for the St. Anne Parish Community on Sun., December 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church Hall, 26 Emerson Avenue in Hampstead.

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SANDOWN — Before loading his sleigh and starting his annual journey around the world, Santa and Mrs. Claus has graciously agreed to support the Sandown Lions at the Pancake Breakfast on Sat., December 15 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Sandown Recreation, 25 Pheasant Run Drive in Sandown.

PORTSMOUTH — Enjoy the delight of a winter skate at Strawbery Banke’s professionally-maintained outdoor ice-skating rink at 14 Hancock Street in Portsmouth. In the spirit of Portsmouth’s rich performing arts culture, the rink hosts a Currier & Ives-inspired show during each of the Decemb…

DERRY — Elijah's Table is offering a free Holiday Breakfast on Sun., December 16 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Elijah's Table is a joint project of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration and Etz Hayim Synagogue. The December 16 breakfast will be held at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1-1/2 Hood Road in D…

EAST KINGSTON —East Kingston Elementary School will hold their first annual Holiday Chili Cook Off on Sat., December 8 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at 5 Andrews Lane in Kingston.

BRENTWOOD — The "Christmas In New England" Concert Tour will kick off its 15th season on Sat., December 8 at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 197 Middle Road in Brentwood. This one-of-a-kind Christmas show features a seasonal blend of traditional, contemporary, and original Christmas Music p…

EPPING — The Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 51 in Epping will host a Children’s Christmas Party on Sat., December 15, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. It is open to Epping children and the children/grandchildren of the Members of Post 51. The eligible ages are 0-10 years old. We hear that S…

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PORTSMOUTH — In the spirit of a truly Vintage Christmas, Strawbery Banke Museum welcomes visitors to travel through 300+ years of daily life in the waterfront neighborhood of Puddle Dock. This year’s rendition of the beloved Candlelight Stroll will be “A place to Gather.” Along candlelit dir…

ATKINSON –Atkinson Recreation is pleased to offer the following upcoming trips. Tickets are limited. Register early!

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