Save a Pet; Save a Vet M/C Rally Ride and Car Show

Save a Pet; Save a Vet M/C Rally Ride and Car Show on Saturday, September 18, 2021: Check in opens at 10 am Kickstands Up – 11 am. Starting at Tailgate Tavern, 28 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham. With Picnic Lunch  Following the Ride at Gibb’s Garage, 3612 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth Cost: Participant $25 * Additional rider $10 Just Lunch $10 * Kids Under 10 FREE! Register Today at https://www.anniesangels.org/

Piscataqua Company Encampment in South Berwick

Piscataqua Company Encampment in South Berwick

 

South Berwick, Maine- Old Berwick Historical Society will be hosting the Piscataqua Company reenactors on Saturday, June 12 from 10am-4pm at Counting House Park, next door to their Counting House Museum at 2 Liberty Street.

A presentation of Harmon’s Company of Snowshoemen, this historical encampment represents the settlers along the Piscataqua River, 1623-1640, including Dover, Portsmouth, NH, “Old” Berwick, York, and Kittery, ME. Unlike the Pilgrims at Plymouth and the Boston area under the Massachusetts Bay Company, these were not Puritans seeking freedom to worship as they wanted, they were men under contract by landed proprietors to establish economically viable communities. There was a focus on fishing, salting, lumbering, and trade. Part of their responsibility included defense of the communities. The Piscataqua Company attempts to remember those men and women who first settled New Hampshire and Maine.

 

The society’s Counting House Museum will be open during the encampment from 10am-4pm. Encampment and Museum admission is free to the public, donations are gratefully accepted. Social distancing measures and masks are still encouraged.

 

This season, the Counting House Museum will be open June-October on Saturdays from 1pm-4pm and by appointment. Admission is free. More information is available by calling 207-384-0000 or at www.oldberwick.org.

 

John Paul Jones Historic House opens

John Paul Jones Historic House opens Friday May 28th. The garden at the John Paul Jones House is open the publicall you have to do is open the gate to enjoy a walk through the flowers or a picnic on the lawn. Located at 43 Middle St on the corner of State St.

Seacoast Half Marathon Benefitting Cornerstone VNA

Seacoast Half Marathon Benefitting Cornerstone VNA

 

The Seacoast Half Marathon is one of the longest-running half marathons in coastal New Hampshire. This year, we are offering a suite of in-person and “virtual” options. The in-person half marathon will, as long as state and local officials permit it, be run on Sunday, October 31. With each virtual option, you decide where to run or walk, and when (between October 23 and October 31).

Event Times: Packet pick-up will open at 7:00 on Sunday, Oct. 31. Walkers will start at 8:00, and runners will start at 8:30. If staggered starts are required, start times will be adjusted appropriately, and all racers will be notified of the change.

Event Location: The Seacoast Half Marathon will start and finish at Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, NH.

Event Entrance Fee?: $65

Details/Comments: The Seacoast Half Marathon is one of the longest-running half marathons in coastal New Hampshire. The race is unique in that all of the revenue (after race expenses) goes to local non-profit beneficiaries.Traditionally the Seacoast Half Marathon selects a new non-profit beneficiary each year, but this year is different! Since the 2020 SHM transitioned to a virtual event due to COVID-19, and did not produce the same level of fundraising for Cornerstone VNA, the 2020 beneficiary, the SHM Race Committee has decided to continue with Cornerstone VNA as the 2021 beneficiary.Cornerstone VNA is pleased that the SHM has chosen to support those on the front lines of this pandemic again for 2021!

Register at https://seacoasthalfmarathon.com/

 

OLD SONGS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

Pontine Theatre Presents…

OLD SONGS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

PORTSMOUTH NH:  Thanks to funding from New Hampshire Humanities, Pontine Theatre will present Songs of Old New Hampshire with Jeff Warner  on Wednesday June 2 at 7pm.  The FREE program will be available online only over the Zoom platform.  To reserve your virtual seat send an email including your street address to info@pontine.org.  For information:  www.pontine.org / 603-436-6660.  

Drawing on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers the songs and stories that, in the words of Carl Sandburg, tell us “where we came from and what brought us along.” These ballads, love songs and comic pieces, reveal the experiences and emotions of daily life in the days before movies, sound recordings and, for some, books. Songs from the lumber camps, the decks of sailing ships, the textile mills, and the war between the sexes offer views of pre-industrial New England and a chance to hear living artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Jeff Warner accompanies his songs on concertina, banjo, guitar, and several pocket instruments, such as bones and spoons. He is a Folklorist and Community Scholar for the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and was a 2007 State Arts Council Fellow. He has toured nationally for the Smithsonian Institution and has recorded for Flying Fish, Rounder Records and other labels.

Women of Portsmouth Tour

Women of Portsmouth Tour on May 19 th at 2:30 pm from the Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth. Tours are $12 for members and $20 for non-members. Ticket includes admission to our galleries and to John Paul Jones House. Tour space is limited, reservations strongly encouraged. Call (603) 436-8433 for more information.

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