Surf Night for Special Needs Children- Aquaholics Needs Your Help Please

Hi there! Here I am again asking for help. Special Surfers Aquaholics is having one more free surf night THIS TUESDAY. We need you! We have 138 special needs kids signed up. We have 70 or maybe 80 soft boards (do you have some we could use?). So we need 70 or 80 (more if we get more boards) surfer volunteers and 70 or 80 helper volunteers and a bunch of “dry (organization) volunteers).I currently see 28 surfers, 47 (wet helpers, people who help in the water), and 8 dry volunteers. We also have 11 superhero volunteers, these are surfers and helpers who help with the wheelchair and extra special kids, we strap them into a chair on a soft sup and WHEEE…HELP! Everyone always says, “you’ll be all set, people will show up. Put yourself in my place. Would you invite this many people to a party in a broom closet? Please register…If you see yourself as a Superhero, please message me with your email address and phone number. We assign 6+ Superheros per extra special kid. The town has waived parking requirements. I promise this is the cure for the “I’m Busy’s”, so come enjoy this magic event. We will be making up new Tee shirts for volunteers, and we will have a raffle for a very nice prize for volunteers to be held at the Prelude event (no attendance at event necessary, but you have to register so we have your email address. Sign up here (and put your tee shirt size in the comments window) for… (please copy and paste, I can’t figure out how to link these)
SURFER Volunteer for Special Surfer Night August 19th 2014:
HELPER (WET) Volunteer for Special Surfer Night August 19th 2014:
DRY helper for Special Surfer Night, PLENTY of land tasks to do! August 19th:
ACCEPTING or ATTENDING THIS EVENT DOESN’T REGISTER YOU. I am creating this event to get the word out.
Do you live out of town? Time for a visit?
Still too busy? Please consider making a donation. We’re a Maine Non Porfit and National status is pending. This is an expensive event andAquaholics Surf Shop has been footing the bill. We have $18,500 from our indiegogo campaign and we’re waiting for the national non profit (hopefully soon coming) approval of status so we can get some gear and transportation means. Please make checks payable to Aquaholics Special Surfers. We’ll send you a receipt with the non profit id. The national status allows retroactive deductions. We will be running a new fund raising campaign with a new website and “branding campaign donated byContinuum and if you’d like to buy an ad on the new web page, please pm me or Noreen Ann Tierney. If you’d consider sharing this event, we’d appreciate it. And, “like” the Special Surfers Aquaholics page (the link is at the top of this event description. Thanks from deep in my heart.
Nanci Grenier Boutet

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Sundaes are hotter than ever at The Beach Plum

Summertime is a time to indulge. Treat yourself to a little something extra. At the Beach Plum, North Hampton & Portsmouth, treat yourself to a lot of something extra with a Beach Plum Experience.

Its no secret the Beach Plum offers the Best Lobster rolls in the area – and no visit goes without indulging in one of the 78 flavors of Ice Cream – but how about those Sundaes!

Offering a wide selection of unique, tasty and enormous sundaes – one sundae at the Beach Plum is an event in, and of itself. Overflowing in size and oozing with extreme flavors – try their famous Reese’s Sundae, Specialty Brownie Sundae or Earth Worm Sundae. All crowd pleasing and boasting with sweetness – you may, or may not, want to share.

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Make your Beach Vacation memorable by visiting The Beach Plum.


Hampton Beach Talent Competition this weekend Augu. 22nd – 24th, 2014

Last Summer’s Hampton Talent Competition brought one of the largest crowds ever to the Seashell stage. Don’t miss out on this summer’s exciting competition! Contestants in two categories: Junior (under 18) & Senior (18 and over). Prizes in both categories;

Junior Semi Final – Friday August 22

Senior Semifinal Saturday, August 23

Finals – Both divisions Sunday August 24

All shows start at 7:00 PM.

For more information please visit Entry deadline closed August 1st.

Seashell Entertainment Week August 19th – August 21, 2014

Summer is still alive at Hampton Beach Seashell. Enjoy this Free nightly entertainment under the stars – while summer lasts.

Monday August 18th; The Reminisants Perform – Boston’s Best Oldies Band

Tuesday August 19th; Mike and Me – The Vic Paul Show – An enormous repertoire

Wednesday August 20th; The Continentals & Fireworks at Dusk

Thursday August 21st; The Goat Ropers

Stay connected with & for All of your New Engalnd Seacoast Information – Year Round!

Wells, ME Annual Chili Fest Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

The Annual Wells Chili-Fest takes place on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Wells Junior High School on U.S. Route 1, Wells, Maine from 11 am until 3 pm. We will have the Maine State Cook-Off this year. Our event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and winners in various categories (Chili, Chili Verde, and Salsa) may qualify to advance to the World Chili Championship Cook-Offs at a date and location TBA. Contestants for these cook-offs must be ICS members. However, we also will have an open cook-off for the People’s Choice prize. Have a look at our fact sheet and contest forms for more details.

If you would like to become one of our sponsors, we have several levels of sponsorship from which you may choose. Please visit our Sponsorship page for more details.

If you are a food vendor and want to sell your products at our event, please go to our Vendors page for more information.

How good is your chili?

Why not find out at the Wells Chili-Fest? Even if you are not an ICS member you may still enter your chili or salsa into the People’s Choice Chili Cook-Off.

You might also want to consider joining the International Chili Society. Please visit their web site for more information. Why not take your chili or salsa to the World Chili Championship Cook-Off someday?

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A special thanks to all our sponsors. See you at Chili-Fest.

The Show Will go on…Children’s Festival Wednesday, August 12th

According to the Hampton Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Children’s Festival will go on with its schedule entertainers and performances at the Seashell where some cover is available.
It may be called differently tomorrow morning depending upon the weather. We all know how the weather can change every five minutes in NH. So stay tuned to for updates on Wednesday’s schedule. We will post any changes when they become available. Thank you and Enjoy!

Take an Art Class on your vacation! Through August 25, 2014 Ogunquit Museum of American Art

Drawing and Painting En Plein-Air

July 14, 2014 – August 25, 2014

9:00am to 10:00am

Join us Monday mornings on the beautiful grounds of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. These drop-in sessions are taught by a certified art educator and will include materials (pastels, watercolors, charcoal, pencils) and paper.

  • When: Mondays, 9:00am to 10:00am (July 14- Aug. 25)
  • Where: The grounds of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art
  • Price: $25 (Members $20)

*For age 16 and up. ** In case of rain, class will be cancelled. Email Amy Donovan at adonovan or call 207-646-4909 for details.

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Bio Blitz 2014 – Seacoast Science Center – Odiorne Point; Saturday, Sept. 20th, 2014

BioBlitz! 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6am-5pm

BioBlitz is a daylong species scavenger hunt of Odiorne Point State Park, where families explore alongside scientists and field naturalists to find and record data on as many different species in the Park as possible in one day.

BioBlitz offers exciting opportunities for all ages to gain knowledge and skill in their favorite area of nature. Exploration teams will be birding, searching for insects, snakes and amphibians, exploring the freshwater pond and salt marsh, tracking mammals, identifying plants and seaweeds, tide pooling and more. You can signup to participate in all or part of the day.

BioBlitz is a great way to excite children about science and a rare opportunity to meet many passionate biologists working together. Odiorne’s 135 acres and seven distinctly different habitats make it a unique and fascinating place to explore and learn.

If you are not up for scouring the park, there is still plenty to explore in the Center’s Gregg Interactive Learning Studio. There, you will see samples of species collected by naturalists and learn about the identification process. You can see amazing images of the plants, animals and activities from past years on the big-screens, observe insects through microscopes, see samples of seaweeds and fungi, and connect with many spirited nature-lovers.

The total number of species identified since the first BioBlitz in Odiorne in 2003 tops 2,062 and continues to grow every year. This valuable catalogue serves as a snapshot of biodiversity of our region. Your participation will not only help us monitor biodiversity, it will help us provide countless educational opportunities for school children, families and groups.

BioBlitz is FREE for Seacoast Science Center members; $7 for non-members; $20 for non-member families (up to 6 people). Last year, over 280 participants found 684 species, with 47 species being new to our list! We ask everyone to register in advance to ensure that we provide the most rewarding experience.

BioBlitz 2014 Exploration Schedule

Additional exploration groups will be announced during the event.

6 am Birding
8 am Bug/Insects
9 am Mammals
10 am Pond
11 am Plants/Trees
12 pm Special Program
1 pm Seine Netting
2 pm Salt Marsh
3 pm Tide Pooling
4 pm Seaweed
5 pm Program End

Special thanks go to event sponsors New Hampshire Public Television, Normandeau Associates, and ReVision Energy.

Save the date for next year’s BioBlitz, to be held September 19, 2015 for additional information.

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Family Wise Walks & Talks – Third Saturday of the month (August 16) – Seacoast Science Center

Family Wise Walks and Talks

Held on the third Saturday of the month at 2pm

Family Wise Walks and Talks take your family away from the computer and TV and bring you close to nature! Join us as we hike the stroller-friendly trails of Odiorne Point State Park to learn about the plants and animals, discover seldom seen spots in the park, learn about the rich social and natural history, see the seasons unfold, and much more. Family Wise Walks and Talks are free with Center admission; sign up is not required. Please check our calendar page for monthly themes.

Visit for additional information or call 603.436.8043.

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Twilight Historic House Tours, Portsmouth, NH; Friday, August 15th, 2014

Portsmouth Historic House Associates will be hosting a tour of seven historic houses in Portsouth. Included in the tour will be Pitt Tavern at Strawbery Banke, along with the Gov. John Langond House, Rundlet-May House and others. Friday., Aug. 15, from 5 to 8 PM. Advance tickets cost $18 for adults, $8 for children and day of tickets are $2 additional.

Visit for additional information.

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