Maine Maple Sunday March 22nd, 2015

Maine Maple Sunday March 22, 2015 “Always the 4th Sunday in March”

Maine Maple Sunday is a special open house date for most sugarmakers in the State of Maine. SMMSA strives to be sure that the public finds the sugarhouses (some of them remote) of our members. Always the fourth Sunday in March.

Visit our website to find the many Maple Syrup houses participating in this annual event in Maine.
Come and join the fun.

Astrology & Psychic Fair Portsmouth, NH March, 29th, 2015

Astrology and Psychic Fair
Come to the Seacoast Astrological Association’s Astrology and Psychic Fair!9 – 10 AM Registration.

Readings from 10 AM to 4 PM

Event Type: Fairs & Festivals
Cost: Free admission/Readings for $30
Website: Click here

Mar. 29. 2015

Roundabout Diner
580 U.S. Highway Bypass 1
Portsmouth NH

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Comedy Night w Mike Donovan Kittery Rotary Fundraiser Feb. 28, 2015

Comedy Night w/ Mike Donovan & Bill Campbell
Shake off cabin fever with a good laugh! Enjoy an uproarious evening with three great comics at this evening’s fundraiser for Kittery Rotary After Hours and the Kittery Community Center.This 18+ show is hosted by Tttom Clark and features two headliners – Mike Donovan and Bill Campbell. There will also be a silent auction and cash bar available. Host Tttom Clark is a Kittery resident and has been called the “Mel Tillis of Stand up Comedy.” Like Mel, his slight stutter disappears when his comedic voices hit the stage. Tom has been in the spotlight for three decades. He’s been a singer, dancer, actor, speaker and writer. Tttom has delighted television audiences nationwide on A&E’s “An Evening at the Improv” and has since launched a career as a TV commercial spokesperson and actor.

Mike Donovan has been a headlining stand-up comedian since the late 1970’s. Donovan is also a writer whose articles have been published in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Sports Illustrated. Mike appears regularly at the Comedy Stops at the Sahara Las Vegas and the Tropicana Atlantic City.

Bill Campbell is a seasoned pro. He’s a 35-year veteran who has done it all… from comedy clubs to cruise ships to private events to national TV appearances. He hosts his own cable show “Campbell’s Comedy Corner” and has developed an acclaimed 90 minute one-man show “A Parenting Story” that articulates the joys and heartaches experienced in raising his 3 children. Bill is a versatile, experienced performer whose family-oriented material has been pleasing audiences from LA to Maine and everything in between.

Tickets are $15 for general admission or $20 for table seating and can be purchased at the Kittery Community Center, TD Bank or Hillside Flowers in advance.

Event Type: Comedy
Cost: $15/$20
Phone: 207-439-3800
Website: Click here

Hampton Beach 2015 Annual Event Dates are posted!

The annual events at Hampton Beach, that you’ve come to Love and Appreciate, 2015 schedule has now been posted on From Fireworks to the Seafood Festival, and everything in between – check out the 2015 Hampton Beach Annual Events Schedule and Get Excited for Summer!

Cold Now – Think Summer – Book Your Summer Get Away Now

Now is the time when many, many families begin to plan and book their summer vacations, and the best places always go first in our remote New England Small Beach Towns.
So, book your vacations now! Go to our Hotel & Motel Pages, Private Rentals Pages, or Vacation Rental Agency Pages. Start making calls, or emails and getting the best rates now. Enjoy the beaches of New England!

Annual Mardi Gras: February 21, 2015 Ogunquit, ME

 Annual Mardi Gras Ogunquit ME Feb 21 & 22Annual Mardi Gras: February 21, 2015.

A the time of this post the following is the information we found available. I suppose you replace the dates from 28th – March 1st to Feb. 21 through Feb. 23. Final details will be posted next week. You can start to make your plans from this schedule of events. Enjoy!

The following is a list of activities that were part of the event in 2014.

February 28 – March 1, 2014!

Friday Events:
6pm: Yours Forever, A Musical Love Letter Through Time. Clay Hill Farm. Incorporating historical love letters, classical and original poetry plus music including pop, classical, country, and original songs, Kirk Simpson and Nancy Day will take you on a romantic journey in time, celebrating how love has been communicated through the ages. They will share heart warming and heart wrenching letters interwoven with music, imagery and song. Advance tickets: $18 with an a la carte menu. Limited seating. Reservations recommended. 207-361-2272.
8pm: Jon Pousette-Dart Band. Jonathan’s Restaurant. Call or go online for tickets. 207-646-4777.
9pm: Mardi Gras Crowning of the King and King. MaineStreet. MaineStreet’s Mardi Gras party is the kick off to an amazing weekend in Ogunquit. Join them for free appetizers, great drink specials and more! Dance room will open at 9pm with the crowning of the King & King at 10pm! What will you do for your beads this year?
Saturday Events:
11:30am – 1:30pm: Fire Juggler. Outside Cornerstone. One of the very few loose rope and
tight wire walkers in New England, “Duncan of doh Naught” combines dangerous
object juggling (great amounts of FIRE, authentic and sharp edged weapons and
hitherto unknown objects), feats of balance, bawdy and/or tame humor, large
doses of audience participation and a true love of performing to keep the
audience gasping.
11:30am – 12:30pm: Hat & Mask Making Party. MaineStreet. Make a spectacular hat to wear directly afterward in our hat parade, then take it home as a souvenir of your great weekend in Ogunquit! $5 admission covers hat and supplies.
12:30pm – 1pm: Costume Contest: Come to MaineStreet in your Mardi Gras costume, hat, or mask, and enter our contest. The winners will get to lead the parade through town! Prizes awarded!
1pm: Hat & Mask Parade. MaineStreet to Old Village Inn. Wow the crowd with your fabulous fancy hat, or bring a wagon decked out in a Mardi Gras theme.
1:30 – 3pm: Parade Awards Ceremony. Old Village Inn. Prizes awarded for the best floats in the parade.
2pm – 5pm: Wine Tasting. Village Food Market.
7:30pm: Soggy Po’ Boys New Orleans Style Jazz Band. Dunaway Center, 23 School Street. Tickets $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at, or at the Ogunquit Welcome Center, Ogunquit Camera Shop, Dunaway Center. Sponsored by Ogunquit Performing Arts.

First Night Portsmouth NH – Fun for the entire family

Street Dance: 5pm – Midnight
Venue Sponsor: Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Services
Hosted by Portsmouth Community Radio
Pleasant Street at Market Square

Make your New Year’s resolution on a star!
Stop by Pleasant Street and visit with the NH Astronomical Society
for a bit of First Night® stargazing…

Fireworks Display at 7:30
South Mill Pond

Countdown to Midnight in the Square at the Street Dance!

Ice Sculpture: Work commences at about 1pm
North Church @ Market Square


Saint John’s Fellowship Hall
4:00 – 8:00
Caricatures by Bob Nilson

4:00 – 8:00
Fabulous First Night® Face Painting

The performances…
4:15 – 5:00, 5:15 – 6:00
Abracadabra! Magic with Phil Smith

6:15 – 7:00
Storytelling with Peter Sheridan

Middle Street Baptist Hall
8:15 – 9:00, 9:15 – 10:00, 10:15 – 11:00
Jeff Warner & Bruce McIntyre trade sets with Great Bay Sailor…
Maritime, Celtic, Americana and Tunes of the Season – a must see!

The North Church
4:15 – 4:45, 5:45 – 6:15
Lindsay Bezich
Puppets galore!

Amy Conley
5:00 – 5:30, 6:30 – 7:00
Fun, interactive children’s music.

8:15 – 9:00, 9:30 – 10:15, 10:45 – 11:30
T.J. Wheeler and Company
Blues, more blues, a bit of R & B and jazz…and always a great time!

Saint John’s Church
7:00 – 7:45, 8:15 – 9:00, 9:30 – 10:15
Sea Brass Quintet
From classical and jazz to show tunes, this group will delight all.

Seacoast Repertory Theatre
8:00 – 8:45, 9:15 – 10:00, 10:30 – 11:15
Roderick Russell – Head Trip!
Be amazed…sword swallowing & mind reading…

South Church
5:00 – 9:00
Warm Up with a Chili Dinner!
Chili dinner and cook-off benefits the Senior Youth Service Trip to Appalachia.

5:00 – 5:45, 6:15 – 7:00
Rock My Soul
Can we get an “amen”? Great gospel music and more.

8:00 – 8:30, 8:45 – 9:15
Salt River
Fine folk music…

9:45 – 10:30, 10:45 – 11:30
Cormac McCarthy and Mostly Mainesqueeze!
Amazing singer-songwriter AND a fantastic band!

Temple Israel
8:15 – 9:00
Randy Armstrong and Genevieve Aichele – World Tales: Stories and Music from Around the World
9:30 – 10:15, 10:45 – 11:30
Randy Armstrong – World Fusion Music on 25 instruments from around the Globe…..

United Methodist Church Hall
8:15 – 9:00, 9:30 – 10:15, 10:45 – 11:30
The Return of Elvis and the J.C. Underhill Band
A legendary combination…one stage…one night…one lucky City…

W.E.S.T. – West End Studio Theatre
Venue Sponsor: Bottomline Technologies
5:00 – 5:30, 6:00 – 6:30
Pontine Theatre
Performing “Christmas Everyday” – A little girl’s wish that it be Christmas everyday comes true, and the results create unintended consequences..

8:30 – 9:00, 9:30 – 10:00
New Hampshire Theatre Project
Performing “A Little Night Music” – Vocalist, Meghann Beuchamp, NHTP artist and former Spectras lead singer and Jeremiah Messer will sing in the New Year with their favorite tunes.


Puddle Dock Pond
4:00 – 9:00
On Wednesday, December 31st, Show your First Night Button and receive $1.00 off skating fee!

January 1st – All Day! Show your First Night Button and receive 1 free game!

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Fireworks, Open Houses at Hampton Beach for New Year’s Eve

Fireworks Hmpton Beach NYEHAMPTON BEACH, NH – Ring in the New Year with your family at the beach on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks over the sandy beach and the dark, vast Atlantic Ocean. Let the magnificent display take your breath away, and make this a family tradition for the New Year. This event is free for everyone.

There will be a special New Year’s Eve fireworks display, sponsored by the Hampton Beach Village District, on the beach at the top of B-C Streets. This is a family-fun event so the fireworks will begin at 8 p.m. The fireworks are especially impressive in winter because the colder weather provides for a crisper, clearer view of the pyrotechnics display. The restrooms at the Sea Shell Stage will be open to the public for this event. Come down to the Atlantic Ocean and ring in 2015 in a special way.

The Blue Ocean Society will also be hosting an Open House from 7-9 p.m. They will provide coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies, courtesy of the Hampton Beach Village District, at their facilities at the top of D Street. Come visit their touch tanks where you can touch starfish and view rare lobsters that were caught near the Isles of Shoals and donated by Newick’s Lobster House. There are two rare multi-colored lobsters housed in separate touch tanks, including a calico lobster, which is blackish-brown and bright orange in color. It’s one of the most unusual lobster colorations. The Lobster Institute estimates that only 1 in 30 million lobsters are this color. In addition they have a partial blue lobster, thought to number 1 in 2 million. Come see these truly extraordinary lobsters. Your kids will enjoy learning about the unusual creatures that populate our oceans and have an exciting opportunity to touch them too.

For more information, contact the Blue Ocean Society at 603-431-0260.

In addition, the State of New Hampshire, Division of Parks and Recreation, will host an Open House from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31st, on the 2nd Floor of the Sea Shell Pavilion at Hampton Beach State Park. Refreshments will be served and fireworks will begin at 8 p.m. If you would like more information regarding this event, please call 603-227-8717.