Children’s Museum of NH STEM Kits for Kids available

Children’s Museum of NH STEM Kits for Kids available at the Lane Memorial Library.
Pick-up starts Monday, April 26th

Join us for fun engineering adventures with the Children’s Museum of NH! We will provide you with a Take Home STEM kit that includes project supplies (scissors not included), and written activity instructions, as well as links to “how to” videos from the Children’s Museum, including instructions for kids and their caregivers.

Looking for Volunteers

Exeter Area Chamber Golf Tournament

Friday, May 21, 2021

9:00am-Looking for Volunteers at

Apple Hill Golf Club, East Kingston

Not a golfer? Help us put on a great event! We have a number of opportunities to volunteer during the event. Email Kim, Director of Events & Marketing, at kim@exeterarea.org to learn more.

16th Annual Seacoast Half Marathon

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

 

Mark your calendars! The 16th Annual Seacoast Half Marathon, one of coastal New Hampshire’s longest-running half marathons, has been set for Sunday, October 31st in Portsmouth, NH. This year, the Seacoast Half Marathon is offering a hybrid model, giving runners the opportunity to participate either in-person or virtually. Virtual participants can select from three distance options, 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. Traditionally, the Seacoast Half Marathon committee selects a new nonprofit beneficiary each year, but this year is different and has been billed as a rerun! Since the 2020 race transitioned to a virtual event due to COVID-19, and did not produce the same level of fundraising for Cornerstone VNA, the Race Committee decided to remain with Cornerstone VNA as their 2021 beneficiary. This all volunteer committee is proud to continue this beloved autumn race tradition, as well as maintain their philanthropic tradition of supporting a local nonprofit beneficiary.

 

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. “The pandemic certainly posed some unique challenges for last year’s event, so we are deeply honored that the committee has chosen us as their beneficiary once again,” states Erika Lee, Advancement Director at Cornerstone VNA.

 

According to Bruce Hurley, longtime Seacoast Half Marathon committee member, “We feel like Cornerstone VNA certainly deserves a shot to do this when there is not a global pandemic underway and would like to have them continue to be the beneficiary for 2021 when hopefully, maybe the world is closer to normal.” Jay Diener, Seacoast Half Marathon Race Director adds, “We are looking forward to working with our friends at Cornerstone VNA again this year, their frontline work this past year has been paramount to the wellbeing of our communities and we cannot think of a more powerful way to illustrate that than to once again partner with them on our historic race.”

 

Visit seacoasthalfmarathon.com  to learn more about the race and how participation, either as a sponsor or as a runner/walker, helps Cornerstone VNA.

 

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.

Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Sunrise Service with Kensington Congregational Church at 6 am April 4th, at our traditional location of 42 Stumpfield Road, Kensington. This high spot affords a memorable sunrise view. Please wear masks and practice social distancing.

Kensington Congregational Church to host online & outdoor events for Holy Week

Kensington Congregational Church to host online & outdoor events for Holy Week

 

KENSINGTON, N.H. – Kensington Congregational Church will convene Holy Week services online along with opportunities to come together safely outdoors on Easter.

 

The following services will be online at the church’s regular Zoom room, which is found through this shortcut: bit.ly/KCCworship

  • 10 am Palm Sunday, March 28
  • 7 pm Maundy Thursday, April 1
  • 10 am Easter Sunday, April 4

 

The 10 am Easter service ends with outdoor Communion and fellowship in the parking lot at Kensington Congregational Church, 108 Amesbury Road, Kensington. Begin online, then drive to KCC. The church asks that participants wear masks and practice social distancing.

 

At 6 am on Easter morning, KCC will hold an outdoor Easter sunrise service at the traditional location of 42 Stumpfield Road, Kensington. This high spot affords a memorable sunrise view. Please wear masks and practice social distancing.

The Art Center is accepting applications for our June 1 – September 30, 2021 Artist Residency Program

 

2021 Artist Residency Program

The Art Center is excited to announce the 2021 Artist Residency Program, in our space at the Washington Street Mills in Dover, NH. We welcome artists working in a wide variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, fiber arts and mixed media, who are interested in temporary studio space and exhibiting in our gallery.  This opportunity is made free to the selected artists thanks to our Benefactor, Peter Henry of Market Square Jeweler. This opportunity of a lifetime is valued at $2,500.

Residency Program Periods
February 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021 (Yuliya Shuel current resident)
June 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021
October 1, 2021 through January 31, 2021

This is a studio residency only; housing is not included

Artists will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in their art practice, with access to draw inspiration from Dover’s historic downtown, the Cocheco river, and the local arts and culture scene. Artists will have full access to a 160 sq ft studio space with a shared utility sink. 

The selected artists will have four months to develop a body of work throughout their residency that will be displayed in the 2022 Artist Residency Exhibition in the gallery space at its conclusion.

 

Check out our 2020 Artist in Residency Exhibition on display now – www.theartcenteronlinegallery.com.

For more details and to apply visit – http://theartcenterdover.com/residency/index.php

 

 

Rebecca Proctor

The Art Center

1 Washington Street, Suite 1177

Dover, NH. 03820

603-978-6702

www.theartcenterdover.com

Exeter Recreation and Parks  NH Esports league sign-ups open

Exeter Recreation and Parks  NH Esports league sign-ups open. This league, which is organized and officiated by GGLeagues, offers families the opportunity to game in a safe and monitored environment. Not only will players in this league reside in the Granite State, each league has age parameters and some offer “beginner” and “competitive” formats. This is a recreational league and the intent is for fun, there will be standings, playoffs, and one champion per game. Register with Exeter Rec and Parks by March 29th online, in person or call 773-6151

An Egg-cellent Exeter event

An Egg-cellent Exeter event on Saturday, March 27th from 9am to 2pm. $20.00/Family. Join us for a fun drive-thru event with music, eggs and a picture with the EGGS-ETER Bunny! Each family will get a printed photo with the Bunny and children will receive a bag of eggs to bring home to have a hunt. 10 lucky eggs will be randomly placed in bags which can be redeemed for prizes! You Must Pre-Register at https://www.exeternh.gov/recreation/egg-cellent-exeter. Limited Time Slots Available.

Annual Maple Month upon us

Now it’s Annual Maple Month in March of 2021. Join the fun at approximately 100 sugar houses throughout the state who invite the public to share in this centuries-old craft of maple sugaring. Experience why pure New Hampshire maple syrup has long been a delicious harbinger of spring. Share the excitement with your family during the sweetest time of the year. Find where to go and more at www.NHMapleProducers.com .

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