Zombie Walk

Zombie Walk on Saturday, October 30th, 2pm. Dover Main Street is hosting this kid friendly Zombie Walk! Dress your best (or worst!) and show off your deadly duds as you’ll creep down Central Avenue from the Dover Chamber of Commerce parking lot, ending at the Rotary Arts Pavilion. All participants will receive a ghoulish grab bag of goodies and two free raffle tickets for a chance to win downtown Dover gift cards and other fun prizes!

Register for the 16th Annual Seacoast Half Marathon to Benefit Cornerstone VNA

Register for the 16th Annual Seacoast Half Marathon to Benefit Cornerstone VNA

 

On October 31st, the 16th Annual Seacoast Half Marathon, one of coastal New Hampshire’s longest running half marathons, will kick off from Portsmouth High School. Traditionally an in-person race, the Seacoast Half Marathon is offering a hybrid model in 2021, giving runners the opportunity to participate either in-person or virtually. Virtual participants can select from three distance options (5k, quarter marathon or half marathon), which can be completed on the route of their choice between October 23rd and October 31st.

 

Each year, 100% of the net proceeds from the event are donated to a mindfully selected seacoast nonprofit organization. This year’s beneficiary, Cornerstone VNA, is an independent nonprofit organization providing home care, hospice, palliative care, private duty services, and community health and wellness programs. As a local health care provider, Cornerstone VNA has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, caring for patients of all ages, from birth through end-of-life.

 

According to Erika Lee, Cornerstone VNA’s Advancement Director, “We are thrilled to be a part of this popular seacoast race, and we are grateful to the Seacoast Half Marathon volunteer race committee for all of their efforts to support local nonprofits like Cornerstone VNA.” Lee adds, “We also appreciate all of our race sponsors, especially Ocean Properties and First Seacoast Bank, who are our lead sponsors this year, and Runner’s Alley for their continued partnership in this event!”

 

According to Bruce Hurley, longtime Seacoast Half Marathon committee member, “Since our race first began in 2006, we have raised over $1.3 million for local nonprofit organizations. It’s a special tradition of caring for the coast and we are proud of the work we’ve done to raise awareness and funds for our nonprofit friends.” Jay Diener, Race Director adds, “This event brings so many people together and I am grateful to everyone involved in making the Seacoast Half Marathon a successful race year after year.”

 

Visit seacoasthalfmarathon.com today to learn more and to register.

 

Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit organization currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 108 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.

Travel back in time to the American Revolution

Travel back in time to the American Revolution at the historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House in Rollinsford, NH.  From 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 23, the sights and sounds of the Revolutionary era will come to life at a colonial market fair with 18th century craftspeople at work, while the militia gathers to train in preparation for joining General Washington’s forces against the British.

At the market fair, artisans in colonial dress will demonstrate period crafts such as joinery, wood carving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, spinning, weaving, dress making, and hearth cooking. Meanwhile, members of the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment and the United Train of Artillery, two Revolutionary War re-enactment groups, will display and explain their weapons and equipment, and will perform musket and artillery drills and firings. Tours of the Wentworth House will also be available.

Admission to the event is $5 for the general public; free for children and ARCH members. 

The circa 1701 Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford, and is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) as an educational and cultural center. For more information, visit the ARCH website at www.paulwentworthhouse.org or on Facebook at The Colonel Paul Wentworth House.

The History of Maine Railroads

The History of Maine Railroads

 

South Berwick, Maine- Old Berwick Historical Society will present an online lecture on Thursday, October 28 at 7:30pm about the history of railroads in Maine. One of the first states to build railroads and trolleys in the United States, Maine at one point had more than ninety communities with trolleys. From an international electric trolley to the attempted World War I dynamiting of a railroad bridge between the United States and Canada, historian Bill Kenny will talk about why the state is home to a rich rail heritage.

 

Participants can register for the online lecture through the Old Berwick Historical Society’s website. Admission is free to members, with a $5 suggested donation for non-members. The lecture is open to the public.

 

Bill Kenny is a retired United States Air Force officer, with a career of a logistics war planner and military intelligence officer. Kenny has twenty years of experience as an adjunct university professor of International Economics, Organizational Leadership, Project Management, and Foreign Affairs. He has written two books, A History of Maine Railroads, and his second book, co-authored with his wife, Kathy, Historic Taverns and Tea Rooms of Maine, which was released in May.

 

The Counting House Museum is open Saturdays form 1-4pm through the end of October and by appointment anytime. The Old Berwick Historical Society’s 2021 lectures are generously sponsored by Kennebunk Savings and supported by historical society members and donors. More information is available by calling 207-384-0000 or at  www.oldberwick.org.

 

Car, Bike & Truck Show

Party at the Pointe! On Saturday, October 23, 10am-4pm. Join Spring Village at Dover for a Car, Bike & Truck Show and a Trunk or Treat! From 10am – 4pm. Vintage vehicles from around the area! Free food and entertainment. From 2-4pm Trunk or Treat featuring family fun, popcorn, candy and more. Enter your “trunk” to win a prize! For details call 603-842-4908

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