PORTSMOUTH — Bestselling author Jennifer McMahon comes to The Music Hall as part of the Writers in the Loft series on Thurs., February 13. She will discuss her haunting new novel, “The Invited”, a chilling ghost story about a husband and wife who reside in a haunted house deep within the woo…

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CONCORD —Registration is now open for a special turkey hunting program co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and your local National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) chapter. These workshops, offered across the state, are designed for new or novice turkey hunters in prepara…

DOVER — If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, consider becoming a CASA and sign up for the pre-service training that begins on Wed., March 4, in Dover. CASA volunteer advocates are compassionate, caring adults who make sure the needs of victimized children remain a priority during …

SALEM — The New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra presents "Winter Idylls and Springtime Visions" featuring Bruckner's 4th Symphony, "Romantic," on Sat., February 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., February 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Seifert Performing Arts Center in Salem.

ATKINSON — The year 2020 is already here! Come set your goals and desires for 2020 for yourself in a fun and creative way! Atkinson Recreation is pleased to sponsor a Vision Board Workshop by Maria Kuhl, a certified Health and Life Coach. All ages are welcome.

EXETER — Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy will host “Cut Up/Cut Out” on view from January 21 through March 4.

PORTSMOUTH —A variety of programs for youth ages 7-17 are available at New Hampshire Theatre Project this year starting in January. Young Theatremakers will be falling down the rabbit hole as they delve into the characters of “Alice in Wonderland”, teens return to the stage with Sketch Comed…

DERRY — Looking to improve your eating habits for the new year? Join registered dietitian Noreen Gallo for an informative workshop covering how to sift through nutrition misinformation along with tips for carving out a healthy eating plan that fits with both your health requirements and lifestyle.

CONCORD —Turkeys have begun to gather together, and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking the public to report sightings of wild turkeys online at www.wildnh.com/surveys/turkey.html beginning on January 1. Information about the status of wintering wild turkeys is particularly …

HOLDERNESS — A flash of dull yellow; a flit of black and white; a glimpse of bright blue. Backyard birds in the wintertime can be as mesmerizing as other times of the year and even more so when they are visiting bird feeders.

CONCORD — Bring the whole family to the NH Historical Society for an afternoon of storytelling, hands-on activities, and fun on Sat., January 25 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Get creative with New Hampshire-themed crafts, test your knowledge of Granite State trivia, and explore how people lived in the…

LONDONDERRY — The Aviation Museum of NH is pleased to offer a screening of the new “Ice Eagles” documentary on Sat., January 30 at 7:00 p.m. The cost is the museum admission of $10.00 per person.

STRATHAM —Stratham Historical Society, jointly with the Wiggin Memorial Library will present “Songs of Old New Hampshire”, a Humanities Council program presented by Jeff Warner on Mon., January 13, 7:00 p.m. at Stratham Fire Department.

DOVER — CASA of New Hampshire is a non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting and training everyday people that willing to spend time with abused children and advocate for their best interest in court. Join CASA-NH for an informational session on Mon., February 3 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at …

MANCHESTER — The 37th annual NH Farm & Forest Expo, NH’s Greatest Winter Fair, has made a change to its title to reflect the important work the horticultural industry is doing throughout the state. The organization will now be referred to as the New Hampshire Farm, Forest, & Garden Expo.

CONCORD – Winter anglers in New Hampshire had some trout stocked especially for them during 2019. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department stocks trout during the fall to bolster the winter ice fishery, translating into some exciting fishing action this winter, according to Inland Fisherie…

DURHAM — Emma Tutein, a wildlife biologist at the UNH Cooperative Extension, will lead a workshop on winter wildlife tracking on Sat., January 18 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Chadwick Town Forest, 83 Woodlock Park Lane in Atkinson.

NEWTON — The annual Country Pond Ice Fishing Derby will be held on Sun., February 2 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.

The Center for Wildlife is a non-profit organization that is a frequent visitor to local libraries for learning, education, and just plain fun for children and adults, too. Wildlife volunteer Kristen Brewster, top photo, gives some “owl talk” to a captive audience at the East Kingston Public…

MANCHESTER — It’s that time of year again, the time for New Year’s resolutions. Goals are set to eat healthier and go to the gym, and January is spent passionately trying to achieve these goals. But as the year goes by and the excitement fades, the gym is suddenly less crowded and resolution…

CONCORD —Registration opens January 10 for New Hampshire’s 2020 Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Winter Workshop, a one-day program where women learn outdoor skills to use and enjoy during the winter months.

HAVERHILL, MA — The Haverhill Public Library and Haverhill COA will host a class on selling on eBay on Thurs., January 16, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Learn how to create a professional listing from research to shipping. This class is for the selling hobbyist or the serious entrepreneur.

DOVER — The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover now offers Wacky Art Wednesday drop-in art workshops for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Each Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., a different medium will be explored ranging from clay to paint and everything in between. The cost for wo…

PORTSMOUTH — Voices from the Heart, the Portsmouth women’s chorus devoted to singing soulful multicultural music from around the globe, is welcoming new singers to ring in 2020! "We are anticipating about 10-15 openings in our chorus this year," says director, Joanne Connolly, "and we'd love…

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EXETER — Seabreeze Quilt Guild will meet on Tues., January 14 at 7:00 p.m. in The Senior Center, Court Street, Exeter. The Comfort Quilt Committee will present Round Table demonstrations. 

EXETER —The Exeter Adult Diploma program is now registering students for the Winter/Spring 2020 semester. This program is designed for students who did not complete high school but who would like to earn a diploma by taking courses in the evening similar to those taken by high school student…

KINGSTON — Not only is Dr. Mary Pearson a highly respected family practice physician, she's an experienced Bible study teacher. In her classes she takes what the Bible says and applies it to our daily lives.

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.

EXETER — The 21st annual New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists (NHSPA) Member Exhibit and Sale will be held now through February 2 at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery (Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-4:00 p.m.). Admission is free.

HAVERHILL, MA — Great news! The Haverhill COA will resume offering Chair Yoga every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 8 at 10 Welcome Street in Haverhill.

PORTSMOUTH — Setting clear limits is a loving thing for parents to do, even though it can be uncomfortable for everyone involved. This session will focus on why it’s important to have high expectations for our kids and how to calmly and confidently set limits.

HOLDERNESS – Learn about the exciting sport of snowshoe hare hunting at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. The workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sat., January 25.

PORTSMOUTH — The difference between delivering a punishment and following through with consequences affects how kids behave and how they feel about themselves and their parents.

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STRATHAM — Stratham Hill Park has two ice rinks for all to enjoy this winter season. The rinks are open to the public (weather permitting) from dawn to 9:00 p.m. daily.

STRATHAM —Stratham Historical Society, jointly with the Wiggin Memorial Library will present “Songs of Old New Hampshire”, a Humanities Council program presented by Jeff Warner on Mon., January 13, 7:00 p.m. at Stratham Fire Department.

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is pleased to offer Smartphone Camera Academy on Sat., January 11 from 9:00-11:30 a.m.

EXETER — The Seacoast Artist Association (SAA) has several exhibits and events planned for January to help celebrate the new year with art created by local artists and artisans.

MEREDITH —The Meredith New Hampshire Rotary Club is pleased to announce that the dates for their 41st annual Ice Fishing Derby will be February 8-9. The Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby brings anglers and families from all over New England to enjoy the beauty of New Hampshire and also…

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Want to check out behind the scenes on a perfect snow day at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge in January? Register your contact info to get the scoop on when we’ll hold our January pop-up snowshoeing tours! Who knows when it will snow? We’ll be hoping for great conditions…

DURHAM — Emma Tutein, a wildlife biologist at the UNH Cooperative Extension, will lead a workshop on winter wildlife tracking on Sat., January 18 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Chadwick Town Forest, 83 Woodlock Park Lane in Atkinson.

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Eighty-one percent of Americans now own a smartphone. That means that, potentially, 81% of the visitors to Parker River National Wildlife already own a device that can be a very powerful tool for learning about nature and wildlife.

DERRY — The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (“NHICE”) will screen “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Sun., January 26 as part of a multi-year statewide program designed to foster conversations with the public on law, justice, and civics. The screening and post-movie discussion will take…

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CONCORD — New Hampshire fishing and hunting licenses for 2020 are now available. Purchase yours and get set for a WILD year of outdoor adventures, from ice fishing this winter to bagging your deer next fall. Licenses are good for the calendar year, from January 1 through December 31, 2020. P…

HAVERHILL, MA — Great news! The Haverhill COA will resume offering Chair Yoga every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 8 at 10 Welcome Street in Haverhill, MA.

KINGSTON — Come and create your own personalized treasure at a Get On Board party on Mon., January 13, 6:30 p.m. at Kingston Recreation, 24 Main Street in Kingston.

NEWBURYPORT, MA —The Hellcat Trail at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to all public access effective December 23 in order to facilitate the replacement of the entire boardwalk system that supports the trail. The existing trail, both the marsh and dune loops, will be clos…

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Atkinson, NH - Dolores Winifred Mealey, 85, of Atkinson, New Hampshire, formerly of Sudbury, Massachusetts, passed away on December 17, 2019, at home in Atkinson. Dolores was born in Brooklyn, New York to John and Irene Mannion on March 31, 1934. She was one of two women who graduated from T…

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