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The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will resume its monthly Super Stellar Friday series in June, in a new virtual format. At 7 PM on Friday, June 5, Discovery Center Educator and Astronomy Instructor Dave McDonald will give a live presentation, Unveiling the Mysteries of the Solstice,via a Zoom webinar. McDonald will discuss the causes and significance of the solstice, how this celestial event is related to constellations and zodiac symbols, and more. Following the presentation, McDonald will answer audience questions in a Q & A session. Online registration is required to access the presentation; see the museum’s website, starhop.com, to register and submit questions in advance. This event is free, but donations are welcome. Read more →


The Sycamore Community Garden, located on the campus NHTI-Concord’s Community College, will re-open following approval by State public health officials of safety protocols put in place by the college and garden board.  The boat launch located across the access road from the garden will also re-open for public use, subject to social distancing guidelines.  Read more →


The M/S Mount Washington is asking its passengers to help document its long history. This season, the ship will post photos taken by members of the public to its public areas. "We invite everyone to look through their personal photos to find the best snapshots, and to submit them to us," the M/S Mount Washington posted to its website, www.Cruisenh.com. "Our favorites will be hung on the ship, including your name and hometown. We’ll even provide a voucher for up to four cruise tickets so you can come see your photo in person." Read more →


To support the Discovery Center in its efforts to serve the community with online learning modules, people can go to www.starhop.com to donate or become a member. New members will still enjoy an entire year of fun, as all memberships purchased during this time will not expire until one year from the date the Discovery Center officially reopens to the public. Read more →


Experience a sweet weekend in Canterbury at the town-wide Canterbury Maple Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22.  Feast on homemade buttermilk pancakes, tour four different sugar houses, a brewery, a distillery, and a smoke house, learn how to start sugaring yourself, and sample or purchase exceptional maple treats and products at every location. Brings the kids, and enjoy special activities and meeting farm animals such as goats, chickens, pigs and cows. Read more →


The Kimball Jenkins, Inc. Board of Directors has announced that it has appointed Julianne Gadoury, an experienced arts administrator and Concord resident, to lead the nonprofit, effective March 17, 2020.  As Executive Director of the School of Art, Gadoury will craft and implement a vision and strategy for Kimball Jenkins to be responsive to the needs of the community. The organization will continue its commitment to excellence in the arts and cultural programming, and historic preservation.  Read more →


The 18th Annual March Mandolin Festival Concerts will be held March 6 and 7 at two great venues for live acoustic music. Friday, March 6, the festival opens with a 7:00pm show at The Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine. Saturday’s concert will be held at 7:30pm at the Concord Community Music School in Concord, New Hampshire, the host venue for the entire festival, which runs Saturday and Sunday, March 7 & 8. Read more →


Have fun and learn from the experts at the New Hampshire Old House & Barn Expo that helps old house and barn owners and enthusiasts with appropriate and affordable solutions. Create your own show “itinerary” and explore preservation strategies, architecture, craft and history through hourly lectures, visits with high quality exhibitors, demonstrations and “Old House and Barn Doctor” sessions. Read more →