The Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center will open to the public for the season on Thursday, April 1 at 10 am. Our Exhibitions will open the following day, Friday, April 2
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 .
Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, May 1st from 9am to 3pm at 387 Somersworth Rd North Berwick. Proceeds to benefit the Granite State Choral Society. This member supported group is reorganizing to sing again after last years hiatus.
Volunteer Your Time
Kensington, NH – The Carriage Barn Equine Adaptive Therapy Programs is looking for volunteers to assist with Therapeutic Horseback Riding & Carriage Driving, Fundraising, Events, and Fun Activities. Volunteers are needed at various times throughout the week to work with horses and clients.
Teens, adults and retirees welcome (volunteers must be at least 14 years old). Experience and horse knowledge is a plus, but not required. Are you a student with a community service requirement (Honor Society, Scouts, 4-H, Graduation, etc)? If so, we would love to hear from you!
The program offers services in Kensington, NH and seeks to promote the health and well-being of individuals of all ages with disabilities by enhancing their physical, psychological, cognitive and emotional healing and strengthening through equine activities. The Carriage Barn is a 501c3 Not-for-Profit Organization, as well as a member center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International.
Annual Spring Auction to benefit Great Works Regional Land Trust,
A membership organization preserving open space and farmland in southern Maine, along with hiking trails on many of our properties.
Cornerstone VNA Offers Free Virtual Event for Family Caregivers
Rochester, NH: Cornerstone VNA is pleased to announce the return of Caregivers Connect, a special annual event that focuses on providing support and education to family caregivers. This free virtual event, featuring a special keynote speaker, will take place on Tuesday, March 9, from 10:00am – 11:30am.
“We are very excited to present a virtual Caregivers Connect event this year, particularly during this isolating pandemic. We recognize that the theme of support and resilience will most surely resonate with our local family caregivers tremendously.” states Janice Howard, Director of Life Care – Private Duty at Cornerstone VNA. Howard adds, “In addition to learning more about caregiving and the importance of self-care, this event will underscore the fact that there are other caregivers who experience similar things, giving them a strong sense of support and understanding.”
Attendees will hear from keynote speaker, Dr. Aaron Blight, founder of Caregiving Kinetics and author of When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative. Dr. Blight speaks with groups all over the world to share his knowledge and expertise about caregiving. In workshops and conference talks, he invites participants to think deeply about the meaning and significance of their individual caregiving experiences. Blight’s presentation will focus on “Framing the Care Experience: Foundational Support for Caregivers.”
The first 50 registrants will be mailed a complimentary copy of Dr. Blight’s book, When Caregiving Calls, after their attendance is confirmed on the day of the event. To register for this special event or to learn more, call 800-691-1133 x1109 or visit cornerstonevna.org/CC21.
About Cornerstone VNA:
Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, 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.
Learn about Maine’s Malaga Island
South Berwick, Maine- Old Berwick Historical Society will present an online lecture on Thursday, February 25, at 7:30pm about Maine’s Malaga Island. In 1912, the State of Maine evicted a community of African-American and white residents from their homes on Malaga Island. Racism, economic struggles, and eugenics all led to the devastation of this group of people. Presented by Kate McBrien, this talk will explore the history behind this story that was hidden for so many years.
Participants can register for the online lecture up on 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.
Kate McBrien is the Deputy Secretary of State for Archives at the Maine State Archives in Augusta. Before serving in this role, Kate worked at the Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum in their curatorial and public engagement departments. At the State Museum, she researched and curated the award-winning exhibit “Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives” about the Malaga Island community.
The Counting House Museum is currently closed until March. 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.
The Seacoast Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol invites you to a virtual open house on the 25th of February beginning 6:45pm. If you are between 12 and 18, and are interested in Aerospace or leadership, then this program might be for you. If you are interested, please visit our website at seacoast.cap.gov and click join us and we will get you more information.
General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) is looking for new members. Support our communities through philanthropy and friendship. We are mothers, daughters, business & community leaders. Simply put, we impact lives through acts large and small. Contact us at www.eagfwc.org Correspondence.firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Monthly Meetings Via Zoom from September ~May, 2nd Thursday of the Month ~7pm.
Winter Farmers’ Market at Rolling Green Nursery in Greenland on February 13th from 10AM – 2PM. We’ll have fresh and local fruits, veg, meats, and dairy for you. Please know that masks are required, and we would appreciate one person per family attend the market. We have planned for these vendors to be there. See you there!