MARLBOROUGH, MA —The Better Business Bureau has some suggestions for consumers and business owners for keeping their tax information secure and avoiding tax-related scams.

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BRENTWOOD — This short series course will teach growers the importance of understanding the market to forecast their sales. It is most beneficial for farmers with at least 2-3 years of experience selling an agricultural product and wanting to explore a new idea for a product or market. This …

WOLFEBORO —Recently, Joyce Murphy of Alton received the Hank Why Volunteer Award for her service to New Hampshire Boat Museum (NHBM) in 2019, an accolade that “surprised and delighted” her.

WOLFEBORO —Having visited Wright Museum on many occasions while a student at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro before graduating in 2018, Kasey Birth jumped at the chance to return as a college intern.

EAST KINGSTON — The Seacoast Post Polio Group will meet on Sat., December 14 at Wentworth Douglass Hospital, 789 Central Avenue in Dover. Those that are interested in a cash lunch can do so at 12:30 p.m. at the cafeteria and the regular meeting will start at 1:00 p.m. in the Salmon Falls Roo…

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Dan the Spaceman and Kikkoman the Honey Badger are silly names for cats as handsome as these two boys, who are at the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society. Kikkoman is eight years old and was brought to the shelter as a stray. It seems that he was outside for some time, fending for himself,…

For many people, few activities are more enjoyable than nestling up with a good book. But even the most devoted bookworms sometimes have trouble finding time to read.

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EXETER —On Tues., December 17 from 12:30-3:30 p.m., The Bungalow Club in Exeter will host a Curated Artisan Holiday Bazaar.

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Cara Oulton, above, a member of the Hampstead Lions Club, braved the chilly December weather while helping those contributing to the annual Electronics Recycling Fundraiser. All funds raised will go toward Lions Charitable efforts in the local community.

PORTSMOUTH —A Sacred Circle Dance for the Winter Solstice will be held on Fri., December 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth Center for Yoga and the Arts, 95 Albany Street #14, Portsmouth. People in all cultures, throughout history and across the world, dance. Join in this tradition with da…

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 exciting holiday shopping experience. The event is set for Sat., December 14, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at New Hampshire Fish and Game…

KINGSTON — The Kingston VFW Post 1088 and Auxiliary will sponsor their annual Senior Holiday

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Want to check out behind the scenes on a perfect snow day at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge in December? Register your contact information to get the scoop on when they’ll hold their December pop-up snowshoeing tours!

LONDONDERRY — As toys, they were meant to be played with. And five nights a week at 6:30 p.m., that's exactly what will happen.

DEERFIELD — Would you like to know more about beekeeping? Have you been thinking about starting up this past-time as a hobby or sideline business?

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.

DERRY — As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. A special program on Alzheimer’s will be offered on Mon., December 9, 6:30 p.m. at Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway.

EXETER —Seabreeze Quilt Guild will meet on Tues., December 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Senior Center, Court Street, Exeter. This meeting is starting earlier than the usual 7:00 p.m. start. A Quilters Holiday Gathering Potluck dinner with a gift exchange and ornament swap will be the evening progr…

CONCORD —The League of NH Craftsmen will showcase the personal and professional growth and change of its members and guest artists with two exhibitions at its headquarters in Concord through December 20. “Then and Now - How Far We’ve Come” presents the work of League Juried members from earl…

NEWBURTPORT, MA — You may not know it, but that smart phone you carry around in your pocket is also a great camera, capable of taking photos that you’d be proud to print, frame and hang on your living room wall. “But wait,” you say, “my images never look good enough for that!” Well, here’s y…

PORTSMOUTH — Families First is pleased to offer “Holidays, Traditions & Gratitude” for parents on Tues., December 17 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at 100 Campus Drive in Portsmouth.

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EXETER — Experience some of the finest art in the area. TEAM (Town Exeter Arts and Music) is featuring local painters, potters, woodworkers, printmakers, jewelers, fiber artists, and more to display and sell their original work for gift giving.

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ATKINSON — To one of the community’s most traditional and time-honored events, the Atkinson Garden Club extends a warm and hearty invitation to all! Festivities for the club’s annual Holiday Greens and Gifts Sale will take place on Fri., December 6, and Sat., December 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:…

WHITEFIELD — Re-connecting elders with their favorite music can vastly improve quality of life regardless of their cognitive or physical status. It is especially powerful for those with Alzheimer's disease where it can restore, temporarily but repeatedly, the sense of self often lost when me…

HAVERHILL, MA — The annual Haverhill Council on Aging Christmas Party will be held at DiBurro's in Ward Hill on Thurs., December 19 at 12:00 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by A GoodTimes DJ George Whitehouse. The meal will include chicken Florentine and brownie ice cream sundae. Tickets…

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CONCORD – The gifts outdoor enthusiasts really want are just a click away! Visit the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s gift shop at www.shopwildnh.com. Every purchase supports the Department’s work conserving and managing the Granite State’s natural resources and includes free shippin…

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will offer “Becoming a Wildlife Detective” on Mon., December 20 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at 6 Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, MA.

CONCORD — Right now, for a limited time only, get a WILD Deal when you buy the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s award-winning wildlife calendar AND a one-year subscription to the New Hampshire Wildlife Journal for just $18.00. Delight yourself, or surprise all the outdoor lovers in y…

EAST KINGSTON —Local homeless veterans need your help! The East Kingston Community United Methodist Church and the Peoples United Methodist Church in cooperation with the public libraries in Fremont, East Kingston and Brentwood, NH are sponsoring a drive to assist two Veterans’ Centers that …

EXETER —Capping a strong 2019 season, which featured a Civic Engagement theme, the American Independence Museum in Exeter will celebrate the holidays from December 5 through December 14 during a town-wide Ring in the Season celebration.

PORTSMOUTH – New Hampshire Theatre Project’s next adult workshop “Writing for Podcast & Radio” takes place on Sat., December 7, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This workshop is part of the Saturday Series, offering creative experiences for professionals, theatre artists and community members on w…

FREMONT/EAST KINGSTON — Remember, Honor, and Teach is the mission of the Wreaths Across America Program. Through this program, wreaths are placed on the gravesites of veterans during the holiday season. Ceremonies honoring servicemen and women, both past and present, are held at veterans’ me…

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.

NEWBURTPORT, MA — You may not know it, but that smart phone you carry around in your pocket is also a great camera, capable of taking photos that you’d be proud to print, frame and hang on your living room wall. “But wait,” you say, “my images never look good enough for that!” Well, here’s y…

CONCORD —This December, discover the “entertainments” that evolved to define Christmastime for the Shakers at Canterbury, and sing along with the Canterbury Singers, in two free Bach’s Lunch programs at Concord Community Music School.

KINGSTON — Kingston Community Thrift Shop is pleased to offer special sales throughout the month of December.

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Enjoy a wonderful, wildlife-themed film on the big screen, with surround sound, at the Parker River National Wildlife refuge visitor center on a Sunday afternoon! All films begin at 1:30 p.m. No preregistration for these films; simply show up!

CONCORD — Trapping seasons in New Hampshire run from October through March statewide, with the majority of trapping activity on land taking place during the months of November and December, depending on the species.

NEWTON — The Friends of the Gale Library are now accepting themed-baskets and gift certificates for their annual Christmas Basket Raffle. Tickets will once again sell for only $1.00 each or six for $5.00. All items will be raffled on Fri., December 13 at 1:00 p.m.

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is pleased to present

CONCORD — New Hampshire landowners who are contemplating habitat restoration on their property are encouraged to contact biologists from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program for guidance on establishing young forest and shrubland habitats as we…

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will present “Focus on Birds: Special Behind the Scenes Tour of Parker River NWR” on Fri., December 13 and Tues., December 17. Both sessions will be held from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at 6 Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, MA.

LONDONDERRY — It's a new holiday exhibit designed to make your imagination take flight. The 'Festival of Planes,' a display of more than 3,000 vintage aviation toys and model aircraft, will open on Fri., November 29 at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire.

DURHAM – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the New Hampshire Department of Safety-Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and the New Hampshire Division of Ports and Harbors (DPH) will hold two licensing events this winter to provide the commercial fishing industry with a single-stop opp…

DURHAM – Develop your strategy for working smarter in 2020 and beyond at UNH Professional Development & Training’s Leadership Conference on Thurs., December 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle.

NEWBURYPORT, MA — This variant of the popular Behind the Scenes Tour of Parker River NWR will place a special emphasis on the local implications of climate change – particularly on the salt marsh and the barrier beach island that protects it. Learn about some of the things that refuge staff …

ATKINSON — Atkinson Recreation is pleased to offer Martial Fitness on Mondays, December 2, 9 and 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main Street.

EXETER —Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire (SELT) is pleased to offer a Snowshoe Hike on Sat., December 7 at 9:00 a.m. Come hike the expansive Birch Ridge Community Forest in New Durham and take a breath of fresh air before the holiday hustle.

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