Loading Dock Concert Series

3S Artspace is pleased to announce the Loading Dock Concert Series. These outdoor shows, held in the Loading Dock area at 3S, will be free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $12. The Loading Dock Concert Series is back this summer with new regional acts and fan favorites in the lineup! Says Beth Falconer, Executive Director of 3S Artspace, “This year, we’re giving you the opportunity to choose your own 3S adventure —...

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Free, family fun in Concord
Jul18

Free, family fun in Concord

Courtesy- Logan Arnt, of Pembroke and Ben Miliotis of West Franklin get to know each other after their parents put them up on the deck of the town fire truck in Canterbury. Free family event: NHFCU’s TOUCH-a-TRUCK On Saturday, July 20, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (70 Airport Road, Concord) Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled afternoon of various vehicles, bouncy house, dunk tank, free Kona Ice, musician Mike Morris, and a...

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New Hampshire Telephone Museum partners with The Honor Bear Project
Jul18

New Hampshire Telephone Museum partners with The Honor Bear Project

Courtesy- Flag installation. The New Hampshire Telephone Museum (NHTM) is proud to partner with The Honor Bear Project on a Suicide Awareness Flag Display on Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m. The Honor Bear Project is a military suicide flag installation that brings attention to this national tragedy. Attendees are asked to participate by helping to ‘plant’ over 660 American flags to represent the number of veterans we lose to suicide every...

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Loon Festival to be held July 20
Jul18

Loon Festival to be held July 20

Kittie Wilson- A 5-day-old loon chick is fed a minnow by one of its parents while its sibling hitches a ride on Pleasant Lake in New London. If you see an adult loon with chicks, make sure to stay at least 150 feet from them so the parents can concentrate on feeding and caring for their chicks. The Loon Preservation Committee (LPC) will conduct its Annual Loon Census on July 20 from 8 to 9 a.m. During that hour, LPC staff and...

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Electric Earth Concerts presents ‘Trois Frères’
Jul18

Electric Earth Concerts presents ‘Trois Frères’

Courtesy- Gabriela Diaz, violinist. Electric Earth Concerts presents “Trois Frères” on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at the First Church in Jaffrey Three French composers come to life in the hands of pianist Mihae Lee and a band of eight distinguished musicians – the first of two collaborations this season with the Sebago-Long Lake festival. Featuring Stephen Taylor, oboe, Adrian Morejon, bassoon, Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; William...

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Lavender days
Jul18

Lavender days

Courtesy— Lavender picking at Pumpkin Blossom Farm in Warner. Courtesy photos. The Lavender Fields at Pumpkin Blossom Farm welcomes you to visit the farm and pick your own fresh bundle of lavender through Sunday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. All dates are subject to change based on weather and growing conditions. Visit pumpkinblossomfarm.com/ for updates. Staff will provide you with instructions and the sanitized supplies you...

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FEATURED FURNITURE

The NH Furniture Masters will hold a summer-long exhibition at the historic John Hay Estate at The Fells on Lake Sunapee in Newbury this season. “The opportunity to exhibit our work at the Fells is an absolute treat!” expressed Ted Blachly, NH Furniture Master and curator of the Summer At The Fells exhibition. “I was so impressed by the staff, supporters and volunteers who care so much for this gem of an estate on Lake Sunapee. The...

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The 3rd Annual New England Hot Sauce Fest!
Jul18

The 3rd Annual New England Hot Sauce Fest!

Courtesy The Spicy Shark proudly presents the highly anticipated 3rd Annual New England Hot Sauce Fest, a spicy festival that will delight heat seekers and hot sauce enthusiasts alike. The event will take place on Saturday, July 27 (Rain date: July 28), from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the scenic outdoor field behind Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton. Building upon the success of the first two years, this year’s event promises an even hotter...

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Creativity, community and conversation
Jul18

Creativity, community and conversation

Courtesy Poetry & Pie Poetry Reading at Twiggs Gallery Twiggs Gallery, in partnership with Concord Makerspace, is launching the “Third Thursday Discussion Series: Building Creative Communities” beginning on Thursday, July 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Twiggs Gallery (254 King Street in Boscawen). The series will feature an open-style panel discussion inviting audience interaction and feedback. The event is free and open to the...

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Havana Night
Jul11

Havana Night

Courtesy—All Rights Reserved Colleen… Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough. Castle in the Clouds is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated 2024 Havana Night Gala on Friday, July 12 at 5 p.m. This year’s gala will be an evening filled with vibrant music, dancing, and cuisine, all while supporting an exciting new restoration project at Lucknow. Guests are invited to dress in their finest Cuban-themed attire and immerse...

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Powwow at Kearsarge Indian Museum
Jul11

Powwow at Kearsarge Indian Museum

Monitor file photo Mt. Kearsage Indian Museum will host its 23rd annual powwow on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14. Singing, dancing and over 20 traders with handmade crafts will be present. Gates open at 10 a.m. both days, with grand entry at noon. Head dancer: Troy Phillips, Hassanamisco Nipmuc Tribe Head dancer: Nicole Johnson, Penobscot Nation Host drum: Blackstone Valley Singers Invited drums: Black Thunder Singers, Iron...

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Friends of the Audi set to host annual meeting

The Friends of the Concord City Auditorium will host an annual meeting on Sunday, July 14 in the reception lobby. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a potluck supper. Bring a salad or main dish to share. The business meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. covering a wrap up of the 2023-2024 season, discussion of what’s in store for the next season, election of officers, and concluding with the Pineapple Award and Friend of the Year Award....

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Enjoy a summer on tap
Jul11

Enjoy a summer on tap

ELIZABETH FRANTZ A group makes a toast before drinking a sample of craft beer at the New Hampshire Brewers Festival at Kiwanis Riverfront Park in Concord on Saturday, July 22, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Get ready to raise your glasses and celebrate the return of the 9th Annual Keep NH Brewing Festival on Saturday, July 13, 12 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Bringing the party back to Kiwanis Riverfront Waterfront Park behind...

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Madelin Fish brings creativity to Concord
Jul11

Madelin Fish brings creativity to Concord

Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Madelin Fish. Each month, the CYPN Steering Committee recommends individuals in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. How old are you? 23. Where do you live? Pembroke. Where do you currently work? I am a Senior Customer Service Specialist at Bangor Savings Bank on Main Street in Concord! I assist customers...

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Concert on the Lawn at the Pierce Manse

The Pierce Brigade, the membership organization dedicated to preserving the home and legacy of President Franklin Pierce, is hosting a concert on the lawn at the Pierce Manse on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. The concert will be preceded by an ice cream social and open house from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Nevers’ Second Regiment Band is the Capital City’s professional community band, dedicated to bringing...

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Unlocking secrets of songwriting

The Center for the Arts is excited to announce an extraordinary event, “Behind the Lyrics: Singer-Songwriter Performances,” taking place at the Livery in Sunapee Harbor on Saturday, July 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. This exclusive evening offers a rare opportunity to delve into the creative minds of some of the region’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters. Attendees will gain invaluable insights into the art of songwriting, with performances and...

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Free Athletic Performance Training Summer Clinic for NH Students in Grades 6-12
Jul08

Free Athletic Performance Training Summer Clinic for NH Students in Grades 6-12

Free Athletic Performance Training Summer Clinic for NH Students in Grades 6-12 For the second year in a row, Granite State Physical Therapy (GSPT) is hoping to decrease potential injuries in New Hampshire athletes by offering a free Athletic Performance Training Clinic in Concord starting this July. Thousands of students in grades 6-12 participate in fall sports in New Hampshire, including cross country, field hockey, football, co-ed...

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Center for the Arts Weekend kicks off in July
Jul01

Center for the Arts Weekend kicks off in July

The Center for the Arts (CFA) is collaborating with businesses and organizations in Sunapee Harbor around its popular Arts in the Harbor and Naturally New England Arts Exhibit and Crafters Show, which has run for almost five years. The Center for the Arts supports, promotes, and connects the literary, performance, and visual artists of all ages in the popular vacation region of Lake Sunapee. This summer, the CFA is working in...

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Music, art and nature this summer
Jul01

Music, art and nature this summer

Kids in Nature: Watercolor Camp Monday through Thursday, July 8-11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join local artist Debbie Campbell for a painting workshop on the essentials of watercolor. Students, ages 10 and up, will learn watercolor techniques and express their creativity while learning about color, composition and perspective. Fee is $75. All materials provided. Advance registration required. Scholarships are available. To inquire or...

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JSRHS offers freshman transition program
Jul01

JSRHS offers freshman transition program

Knowing that the transition between middle and high school is a significant milestone in a young person’s life, John Stark Regional High School is offering a program specifically designed for incoming freshmen. We are John Stark! is a two-week program designed to provide an introduction to the school, continued practice and development of executive functioning, collaborative and other academic skills, as well as key social/emotional...

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Clinton Street Concert Series

First Congregational and Wesley United Methodist Churches are sponsoring a family-friendly concert series every other Thursday this summer. The first show, a concert by the Carter Mountain Brass Band, will be on Thursday, June 27. Portsmouth’s Sharon Jones will perform on July 11, followed by Emily’s Garage Band on July 25, and the Scott Spradling Band on August 8. The final concert of the series will be Electric Praise on August 22....

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Electric Earth Concerts presents ‘Evocations’
Jun20

Electric Earth Concerts presents ‘Evocations’

Courtesy Steve Riskind- Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin. Electric Earth Concerts presents “Evocations” on Sunday, June 30 at 4 p.m. at the First Church in Jaffrey (14 Laban Ainsworth Way). Schubert’s joyous “Trout” Quintet meets the dark, mystical world of Osvaldo Golijov’s “Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind”, a Klezmer-inspired classic of our time for clarinet and strings. The program also includes “For Toru,” by Lukas Foss. Rane...

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Market Days returns to Concord
Jun20

Market Days returns to Concord

Courtesy— Intown Concord’s annual Market Days in downtown Concord. Old Fashioned Bargain Days, fondly referred to by some as Old Fashioned Junk Days, originated in 1974 as an initiative by downtown merchants in Concord to clear out aging inventory. This sidewalk sale not only offered amazing deals, but it attracted many visitors to the area to explore. As the years passed, the event grew and evolved. In 1980, a crucial decision...

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Market Days Schedule

Main Stage (In front of the Concord Food Co-op) Thursday, June 20 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Just Us 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Berto 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – R&B Dignity 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Freese Brothers Big Band (Sponsored by Sulloway & Hollis) 7:30 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. – Club Soda 8:25 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – 50th Anniversary Commemorative Video 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Dazed and Confused...

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Small Works Exhibition comes to Jaffrey
Jun20

Small Works Exhibition comes to Jaffrey

Courtesy— The Saxtons River Art Guild is excited to participate with our first exhibition June 28 – Aug. 3, at the Jaffrey Civic Center (40 Main Street). A reception for the artists will be held on Friday June 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Jaffrey Civic Center. Artists from the Saxtons River Art Guild will be present to talk about their artworks and refreshments will be available. Receptions on Friday, June 28 are also being held from...

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Businesses celebrated with Pinnacle Awards
Jun20

Businesses celebrated with Pinnacle Awards

Courtesy-Elena Alois accepted the Nonprofit Business of the Year Pinnacle Award, on behalf of the Capital Region Food Program. Over 200 community leaders celebrated Concord’s 2024 Pinnacle Award recipients on June 6 at the Grappone Conference Center. The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s 19th Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon recognized the following outstanding businesses and leaders: Small Business of the Year, Lilise Designer...

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Auditions for two fall productions
Jun20

Auditions for two fall productions

Courtesy— Stage, Pixabay. Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative, the resident theatre company of The Colonial Theatre in Laconia, announces auditions for its next two productions. On June 30 at the Colonial, local actors are invited to audition for both Arthur Miller’s The Crucible as well as a special original production called Alices Adventure in Wonderland. The former is part of the 2024 Colonial Series, and the latter part of the Spark...

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Berit Brown brings Market Days to life
Jun13

Berit Brown brings Market Days to life

Courtesy Photo Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Berit Brown. Each month, the CYPN Steering Committee recommends individuals in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. How old are you? 26. Where do you live? Warner, NH. Where do you currently work? I am the Events & Marketing Manager at Intown Concord. Right now we are preparing for our...

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Voice workshop with Dorothy Yanish

Dorothy Yanish, a highly regarded voice teacher and mezzo-soprano performer who performed as Mother Abbess in our 2023 production of The Sound of Music, will lead a voice workshop for The Community Players of Concord members at the Players Studio on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This workshop will address some basic principles of voice technique: 1) physical balance; 2) breathing; and 3) presence – a framework for...

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Mo Rocca joins Writers on a New England Stage

John Paul Filo photo On Tuesday, June 18, Mo Rocca, the New York Times bestselling author of Mobituaries, comes to The Music Hall as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series to discuss his new book “Roctogenarians”. In the same vein as Mobituaries, Roctogenarians is a collection of entertaining and unexpected stories of yesterday’s and today’s strongest finishers. Mo Rocca and coauthor Jonathan Greenberg introduce us to the...

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