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SUP Yoga is back; Seabrook Harbor June 1 and Rye Harbor June 10

SUP Yoga is back; Seabrook Harbor June 1 and Rye Harbor June 10

Join us for Sunset SUP Yoga in Seabrook Harbor! June 1

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

We will launch from Seabrook Harbor next to Castaways Restaurant.

Please note: Free parking is available in the North Lot. The South lot is for residents only.

Space is limited to 10 students.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class. Class is 75 minutes in length.
Register as BYOB when supplying your own SUP, Paddle & Anchor.
Visit KNOW BEFORE YOU GO for more info on what to where/bring/etc.
Call 978-361-5394 if you will be lost or late.

Register here: http://sup-yo.com/events/sunset-sup-yoga-seabrook-harbor-6/

Join us for Rise & Shine SUP Yoga in Rye Harbor! June 10

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

Free parking is available just before the Rye Harbor State Park. Pull off the road and park in the dirt lot/boat launch.

Space is limited to 10 students.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class. Class is 75 minutes in length.
Register as BYOB when supplying your own SUP, Paddle & Anchor.
Visit KNOW BEFORE YOU GO for more info on what to where/bring/etc.

Register here: http://sup-yo.com/events/rise-shine-sup-yoga-rye-harbor-14/

NOW OFFERING KIDS CLINICS!
Children ages 7 & up will learn fundamentals of a SUP (Stand UP Paddleboard), water safety skills, paddling techniques, basic yoga poses on ground and on SUP with time for SUP Games!
Includes: Use of board, paddle, life jacket, yoga mat/accessories and instruction by a Certified Instructor. (children required to pass swim test)
Lake Gardner, Amesbury MA
Monday, July 17–Friday July 21
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
PLEASE BRING SUNBLOCK, WATER BOTTLE, SNACK, LUNCH, TOWEL AND CHANGE OF CLOTHING. KIDS MUST BE COMFORTABLE AROUND WATER AND KNOW HOW TO SWIM.
Register here: http://sup-yo.com/events/kids-paddleboard-yoga-clinic/

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Winter is over when the Beach Plum in North Hampton Opens!

Winter is over when the Beach Plum in North Hampton Opens!

Many, from near and far, look forward to the season opening of the Beach Plum in North Hampton, NH. That time is hear! They are now open daily from 11AM to 8PM.

 

 

Come and get your Lobster Rolls and your free ocean-side seating!

You can visit our other locations at 2800 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth or 24 NH Rte 125, Epping, NH.

Finish your long awaited lobster roll off with our famous Richardson’s Ice Cream!

See you at the Beach Plum!

Visit www.lobsterrolls.com for more information or visit our facebook page.

2017 Annual Special Olympics Penguin Plunge

2017 Annual Special Olympics Penguin Plunge

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Hampton Beach, NH

Thank you for taking the Plunge
and for supporting Special Olympics!
We want the Plunge to be a simple and fun experience for everyone.  Follow the steps below and you’ll be ready for your first Plunge!  Have questions or concerns along the way…we’re here to help!

1. Register

  • You must pay a $50 fee (non-refundable) when registering which counts toward your fundraising minimum of $350.
  • A Plunger is a person who goes into the water at the Plunge.  A Pampered Penguin does not.

2. Fundraise

  • Create a fundraising page and share it with everyone you know!
  • The most important step to raising money is asking.  If you don’t ask, people won’t donate to your Plunge.  Ask everyone you know…friends, family, co-worker, employer, your dentist, trainer, mailman…EVERYONE!
  • Looking for a little motivation?  Check out our incentives or watch a video about Special Olympics New Hampshire athletes Bonnie, Jasmine and Charlie.
  • Click here for details.

3. Check-In

  • Everyone must check-in before 11am on Plunge Day.
  • Go to a remote check-in site to avoid long lines on Plunge Day.
  • If you are under 18, a parent/guardian must sign your waiver.
  • Click here for details.

4. Plunge

  • Bring loose, warm clothes to change into after you Plunge.
  • Wear something on your feet (old sneakers, wool socks) when you Plunge.
  • Get dressed up.  This year’s theme is under the sea!
  • Click here for details.

We’re here to Help!

  • Call us at (603) 624-1250.
  • Text Bridget Carleton at (603) 969-9572.
  • Email Bridget Carleton at BridgetC@sonh.org.

Visit http://www.sonh.org/support-and-fundraising-events/Plunges/PP/firsttime.aspx for more information, to register, or Frequently Asked Questions.

20178 High School Penguin Plunge Hampton Beach, NH

20178 High School Penguin Plunge Hampton Beach, NH

 High School Plunge

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

You’ve registered, you’ve raised money, you’ve checked-in…
now it’s time to PLUNGE!

Plungers can arrive at Hampton Beach any time after 9am. We recommend that Plungers arrive by 10am if you have not already checked-in or by 11am if you have already checked-in at one of our remote check-in sites.

There are several metered parking lots available along the beach (meters aren’t active during the winter). There are also several parking lots along the side streets, as well as behind the Casino. If you need to check in, head to the Ashworth by the Sea Hotel. If you’ve already checked-in, go directly to the Casino Ballroom.
Plungers and their guests (all must have wristbands) relax at the Casino Ballroom before the Plunge.  At 11:30 the Costume Parade will take place on the street directly in front of the Casino Ballroom.
After the Costume Parade, Plungers head to the changing tents located on the boardwalk. There are three separate changing areas (male, female and faculty/staff). Plungers are assigned to a wave (which limits the number of people taking the Plunge at one time) during check-in. We recommend that Plungers do not leave valuables in the changing tents.
Each wave will be called separately. When a wave is called, those Plungers move from the Casino Ballroom to a staging area on the beach where the countdown begins. You should bring only items that you will take with you into the water into the staging area. When the timer hits zero, the wave runs down the beach and Plunges into the Atlantic Ocean!
As you exit the water, you will be handed a towel and directed back to the changing tents. After putting on dry clothes, you can walk across the street to the Casino Ballroom where soup and hot comfort foods will be waiting.
After all waves have Plunged, there will be an award ceremony in the Casino Ballroom.
Visit http://www.sonh.org/support-and-fundraising-events/Plunges/HS/day.aspx for more information, to register, or for Frequently Asked Questions.

Hampton, NH
“Celebrate Hampton” Annual Christmas Parade – December 3, 2016

The annual Hampton Christmas Parade has become the 2nd largest parade in New Hampshire.

Creating a family style Christmas, the parade is made up of marching bands, floats, entertainers, civic and military groups, youth groups and local businesses. Previous years we have had the Stanley Cup and the Clydesdales. Begins at 1PM and travels down Route 1 beginning in North Hampton. Parade finishes at the Galley Hatch Restaurant. Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/experiencehampton/

Rye, NH

Annual Rye Christmas Parade, December 4th, 2016 beginning at 1PM.

The Rye Fire Department and Rye Lions Club invite you to celebrate the Holiday Season. The parade will form behind Webster at Rye, 795 Washington Road and will march along Washington Road to the Rye Junior High School Trophies will be awarded to the winning entries. This year’s theme is A Frosty New England Holiday.

Portsmouth, NH

Bring the kids to share the excitement of Christmas at the annual countdown of the lighting of the Christmas tree in Market Square! After the tree is lit, stay to watch the beautifully illuminated Christmas parade march down Islington Street and through Market Square. This year’s parade will include a food drive to support three local food pantries. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to place in one of the shopping carts pushed by volunteers along the parade route.

Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the countdown for lighting the Christmas tree. The Portsmouth Middle School Band will play holiday tunes and Christmas Carols at the parade platform and the tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. The parade will then begin at Plaza 800 on Islington Street at 6 p.m., marching towards Market Square and ending at the South Mill Pond parking lot.

Vernis Jackson and the City’s African Burying Ground Committee and volunteers are this year’s Grand Marshal for the Portsmouth Illuminated Holiday Parade and Food Drive. In the case of inclement weather, a rain date is reserved for Sunday, December 6th.

Website; www.portsmouthnh.com/event/portsmouth-christmas-parade/

Seabrook, NH

The 3rd Annual Seacoast Christmas parade is on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Seabrook, NH. More information: www.facebook.com

Winter Parking Ban Hampton, North Hampton, NH

Winter Parking Ban Hampton, North Hampton, NH

Yes. It’s that time of the year and the Hampton Police Department wants to remind residents and visitors that our winter parking ban goes into effect on Nov. 15, 2012 through
March 15, 2013 between the hours of 1 and 7 a.m.

The winter parking ban prohibits on-street parking during the above dates
and times. Any vehicle found in violation of the ban is subject to a parking
ticket with a standard fine of $30.

You do not have to pay for parking at metered parking until April 1, 2017, however, the parking ban does apply to those spots.

North Hampton, NH Parking Ban – Winter parking ban goes into effect November 15th to April 15th. Any vehicle parked on the Towns right of way between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00am will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Ashworth By The Sea Winter Hours Nov. – March

Ashworth By The Sea Winter Hours Nov. – March

November and December, February and March:

Hotel is closed from Sunday-Thursday and re-opens at 3:30PM each Friday. The hotel remains open for events and overnight rooms Friday night and Saturday night only and closed at 1:30pm on Sunday.

Wharfside Café is closed on Friday and open on Saturday and Sunday from 6:30am-11:30am – Subject to change.

Breakers Restaurant and also the Lounge is open from 3:30pm-12am Friday and from 11:30am-12am on Saturday.

The DJ plays both Friday and Saturday night from 9am-12am.

January: Hotel is closed in its entirety.

Hotel will be closed for Christmas weekend but open for NYE weekend (Friday and Saturday). The hotel throws a New Year’s Eve bash on NYE.

Hotel is aiming to re-open on Friday, April 1, 2017 for the season!

Enjoy Hampton Beach, 24/7-365.

Take a coastal drive today to Your favorite Beach Ice Cream & Lobster Roll spot Open through Oct. 23rd –

Take a coastal drive today to Your favorite Beach Ice Cream & Lobster Roll spot Open through Oct. 23rd –

The Beach Plum, 17 Ocean Boulevard, North Hampton, NH – a favorite from folks near and far, remains open through Sunday, Oct. 23rd until 7PM. Be sure to take your coastal drive, while this weather is still magnificent, and stop by for your favorite lobster roll, clam chowder, or a quart of your favorite Richardson’s Ice Cream – While enjoying the majestic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Voted Best Lobster Roll in NH for over five years in a row.

Open daily 12PM – 7PM
603.964.7451
http://www.beachplum.net

SCREEEMFEST Haunts Canobie Lake Park Now – Oct. 30

SCREEEMFEST Haunts Canobie Lake Park Now – Oct. 30

SCREEEMFEST Haunts Canobie Lake Park Sept. 24 – Oct. 30

Two New Haunts for 2016, rides, games, ROCKtoberfest, a petting zoo and much more.

SALEM, NH – Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire, is the place to be for “screeems,” thrills and chills during the Park’s SCREEEMFEST event, each weekend from September 24 through October 30. Canobie offers one of the best varieties of fall entertainment in all of New England.

There’s fun by day with rides, games and plenty of family-friendly options, including a petting zoo on Saturday and Sunday afternoons through October 23rd. Then at night, SCREEEMFEST adds fear to all that fun through October 30th with five terrifying haunted houses, including two NEW haunts this year: Carnivus where evil clowns still rule the long-dead carnival, and Virus: Quarantine, where no one is immune. There are roaming “monsters” and a monster parade throughout the park, Halloween-themed games and much more.

You can also enjoy a variety of live entertainment at no additional charge during SCREEMFEST. Canobie’s ROCKtoberfest event features a different legendary rock tribute band each weekend during SCREEEMFEST featuring professional touring bands. Also appearing is the live and freaky “SwingShift SideShow,” performing strange feats of physical daring that are truly not for the faint of heart.

A “Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Prince” show will be presented from September 24 to October 10, while “Tribute to Michael: Ghosts,” will thrill audiences from October 14 to October 30.

One low admission price for Canobie Lake Park SCREEEMFEST includes all haunted houses, operating rides, ROCKtoberfest, the Petting Zoo, live entertainment and more. For Park hours, show schedules, directions and information about group discounts, visit canobie.com.

Halloween in Kennebunk & Kennebunkport Maine 2016

Halloween in Kennebunk & Kennebunkport Maine 2016

Halloween in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk is freakishly fun, for kids and for kids that never grew up. Just drive around town and see the crazy, scary, silly scarecrows for a hint of how spirited the Kennebunks can be. If you’ve never seen Summer Street decorated in the dark on Hallow Eve you’re in for a treat or trick.

Here are some haunted happenings in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk this Halloween 2016:

For Families: Oct 16 Sunday is the 7th annual Wicked 5k Fun Run/Walk– costumes are encouraged for this fun run through the streets of Kennebunkport. Open to everyone, with amazing prizes and give-a-ways, most everyone leaves with something. Entry fee is $25 in advance, there is even a Kids popular 1K Fun Run for $5. The Wicked 5k benefits the Animal Welfare Shelter.

For Adults:

Oct 20 Thursday is the GHOST SHIP party on board the Spirit. Your $30 admission is for a spooky spirited night of chilling tales, creepy decorations, costumes, and wicked cocktails. Two signature cocktails and appetizers are included for each admission, 6-9pm

Old Vines Wine Bar is celebrating Halloweekend October 28 – 30 with spooky drink specials and craft cocktails plus Old Vines Dress Up and Drink Party. So trick or drink people, get your boo’s on at Old Vines this weekend.

Thursday Oct 27 is Local Dish’s Halloween Party at One Dock Prime, Kennebunkport Inn – 7-10pm Costumes are encouraged during this fun night of music with Ocean Ave band featuring our local starlet Lisa Mills. This ghoulish good time includes happy hour prices, monster mashing and prizes for best costumes!

The Kennebunk Farmers Market on Halloween Weekend Saturday so get your pumpkins, ghourds and squash, plus farm raised fresh produce, harvest veggies, organic beef, and homemade goodies!
Halloween weekend is Mabel’s Lobster Claw last hurrah ~that’s not a Halloween event per se but its frightening that they won’t be open again till spring, so get your Lobster Savannah ~ bwah ha ha.

For the Kids:

Kennebunks’ Chamber invites kids to Trick-or-Treat in downtown Kennebunk, Lower Village and Kennebunkport Dock Square businesses Oct 31 from 4 -6 pm. Participating shops and businesses will have a pumpkin sign on their door or window indicating they welcome trick or treaters. Be sure to thank these local business for having your little ghosts and goblins for a fun safe candy spree!


Halloween Night – Summer Street
is the scariest place to be. Residents of the historic Victorian homes and mansions decorate with spider webs, ghosts and graveyards, strobe lights and scary skeletons to see if your kids are brave enough to beg for candy. Summer Street trick or treating is a spooky spectacular not to be missed. Rumor is many of these centuries old homes are haunted. Halloween is certainly wicked popular here!

Sunday November 6 is the Nonantum Wedding Show – that’s awkward, but one man’s wedding is another‘s nightmare, lol. Nonantum’s Wedding Show is 11-4 with free admission, prizes, tastings and music with over 30 vendors from caterers to cakes, tents to flowers, djs to photographers.

Sunday November 6 is also time to Fall Back, set your clock back an hour for Daylight Savings at 2am…enjoy that extra hour of sleep cause its going to be dark when you wake.

Wishing all the little ghouls and goblins a spirited, spooky but safe Halloween in Kennebunkport &Kennebunk Maine!

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