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* YMCA April Vacation CampYMCA April Vacation Camp

Time: 9:00 am

Youth, from kindergarten through fifth grade, are invited to Southern District YMCA April Vacation Camp. Day trips, led by fabulous YMCA School Age Child Care staff, will explore a new museum or location daily! Be prepared for what the day may bring with weather-appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, a lunch with a cool-pack (if needed), snacks and a water bottle. Trips have limited enrollment and are processed first come, first served basis. Registration opens on March 23 and closes on April 22 at 10 am. Monday, April 27: Day at YMCA Camp Lincoln Climb the rock wall, test your aim in archery, get creative with tie dye and more! Bring a change of clothing. T-shirt provided. Cost: Tuesday, April 28: Seacoast Science Center Outside, explore tide pools and walking trails along the shore. Inside, Check out the hands-on exhibits and touch tank. Wear shoes for tide-pooling. Bring a change of clothing and dry shoes. Cost: Wednesday, April 29: Harvard Museum of Natural History Discover birds of the world, the fishes gallery, mammal hall, arthropods, zoological gardens, glass flowers and more. For hands on activities, grades K-2 will become paleontologists for the day and explore fossils, discovering how they form. Grades 3-5 will explore jaws and claws learning about predator adaptions. Cost Thursday, April 30: Franklin Park Zoo The animal kingdom awaits! Check out lions, giraffes, hyenas, poison dart frogs and more. After a long winter, everyone's ready to get out-even the animals! Cost: Friday, May 1: Freedom Trail-Patriots & Pirates From the capture of Captain Kidd to the Boston Tea Party , Learn from the Freedom Trail Players how the fiercely independent spirit of New England mariners contributed to the American Revolution. Following the trail, explore the U.S.S. Constitution. Cost

* Lush Life at Lamont GalleryLush Life at Lamont Gallery

Time: 5:00 pm

The Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy Presents Lush Life March 23-May 2, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 5-7pm Gallery Talk: Saturday, March 28, 10am Artists in Lush Life consider nature as subject and as poetic springboard. Gloria Calderon-Saenz’s textured paintings imagine rivers as sites of abundant nourishment and ecological collapse. Artist-scientist Natalie Andrew’s “research forests in miniature” are living tableaux of mosses, ferns and slime molds—nestled in beads and glitter—that question divisions between the natural and the artificial. The photographic portraits of Bear Kirkpatrick ’84 compel us to notice the richness of the world that we sometimes fail to see. Sean Beavers uses still life and landscape painting to look more attentively at the natural world and to meditate on beauty, life and death. A site-specific installation by Jung Mi Lee, Jon Sakata and John Ellis invokes the complexity and chaos of climate systems. Fiber artist Laura Morrison imagines “wild, open spaces,” and contemplates a fantastic natural world of the future, that will exist with or without us. Also on view: Interconnected: Community & Conservation Photographs by current student David Shepley ’16 April 6-May 2, 2015

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* Lush Life at Lamont GalleryLush Life at Lamont Gallery

Time: 5:00 pm

The Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy Presents Lush Life March 23-May 2, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 5-7pm Gallery Talk: Saturday, March 28, 10am Artists in Lush Life consider nature as subject and as poetic springboard. Gloria Calderon-Saenz’s textured paintings imagine rivers as sites of abundant nourishment and ecological collapse. Artist-scientist Natalie Andrew’s “research forests in miniature” are living tableaux of mosses, ferns and slime molds—nestled in beads and glitter—that question divisions between the natural and the artificial. The photographic portraits of Bear Kirkpatrick ’84 compel us to notice the richness of the world that we sometimes fail to see. Sean Beavers uses still life and landscape painting to look more attentively at the natural world and to meditate on beauty, life and death. A site-specific installation by Jung Mi Lee, Jon Sakata and John Ellis invokes the complexity and chaos of climate systems. Fiber artist Laura Morrison imagines “wild, open spaces,” and contemplates a fantastic natural world of the future, that will exist with or without us. Also on view: Interconnected: Community & Conservation Photographs by current student David Shepley ’16 April 6-May 2, 2015

* North Shore Acappella North Shore Acappella

Time: 7:00 pm

Nationally recognized, Boston-based North Shore Acappella, a top ten finalist out of hundreds of contestants on NBC’s The Sing Off, will be performing on Saturday, May 2, at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse at 50 Reservoir Road in Meredith in an event organized by Temple B'Nai Israel of Laconia, which will donate all net proceeds to Genesis Behavioral Health, the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties, providing comprehensive mental health services that promote recovery from mental illness and emotional distress to over 3,500 children, adults, elders and their families each year. North Shore Acappella’s skillful blend of harmony, rhythm and tempo will delight audience members as they perform from their huge repertoire of songs from the 60’s and 70’s, as well as from the 40’s, doo-wop and Bruno Mars. Doors open at 7:00PM for an array of delicious refreshments and soft drinks. The music begins at 7:45PM. Wine and Beer Cash bar available. Refreshments, music, camaraderie and good deeds, all in one fun evening. Only 200 tickets are available; tickets are a person including refreshments and can be ordered at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Box Office by calling 603 279-0333. Questions should be directed to info@tbinh.org.

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* Give Back With Outback Give Back With Outback

Time: 11:00 am

Relax and enjoy the fresh flavors of Outback (@ 712 Lafayette Road in Seabrook) on Monday, May 4 from 11 AM to 10:30 PM and when you do Outback will proudly donate 50% of your total check to Annie's Angels!

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* Morning MixerMorning Mixer

Time: 7:30 am

Join us on May 5 at Fit Body Transformations, located at 313 Route 125, Suite F in Brentwood from 7:30 am - 9:00 pm for our May Morning Mixer. Members-FREE Non-Member - Twenty Dollars

* 2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees

Time: 5:00 pm

2-4-1 Tuesdays buy one signature pizza get the second one for free! Some restrictions apply see website for details. This event is EVERY Tuesday. 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 1 Brickyard Square Epping, NH 03042 (603) 734-2809 www.900degrees.com

* Local Authors NightLocal Authors Night

Time: 6:00 pm

The Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham will hold its annual Local Authors Night on Tuesday May 5 at 6 pm. If you like to read, like to write, or want to get published someday, this is a great event to come to! Our Local Authors Night will feature 7 local authors who will share their work and stories about their publishing experiences. From fiction to nonfiction, our authors have the genres covered. This year's Local Authors Night panel will feature: crime/mystery fiction author J.E. Seymour, young adult author K.M. Doherty, fiction and nonfiction author Katherine Mayfield, mystery/crime fiction author Amy Ray, young adult author David K. Anderson, children's book author Larry Theriault III, and science fiction author Corey Ostman. The authors will do brief readings from their books and the panel will discuss topics such as self-publishing vs traditional publishing, the writing process, and how to deal with rejection from publishers, as well as answering questions from the audience. For more information please contact the library at 772-4346. In case of an unanticipated cancellation it is best to contact the library the day of the program to confirm the date and time.

* Wacky Songs that Made us LaughWacky Songs that Made us Laugh

Time: 6:30 pm

Join the Exeter Historical Society on Tuesday, May 5, at 7:00 pm (with refreshments at 6:30 pm), for a presentation by Calvin Knickerbocker, entitled “Wacky Songs that Made us Laugh,” preceded by the historical society’s annual meeting. Knickerbocker will explore popular songs with humorous lyrics which have kept New Englanders laughing since Colonial times. This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and will take place at the Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street in Exeter. The program is free and open to the public. We need comic relief, and songs provide some of the best, sometimes unintentionally. Excerpts from hilarious songs help chart the evolution of musical humor from the 1920s to the 1980s. Selections poke fun at WW II enemies, diets, television, Christmas, summer camp, religion, and many other aspects of life. Laugh as you recall wacky moments from the past and discover new ones with Knickerbocker. Knickerbocker is an independent scholar with a degree in electrical engineering from Union College and thirty years’ experience in marketing and education at IBM. Also, he developed and has delivered a dozen courses on American musical history for Rivier Institute for Education (RISE). The Exeter Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and preservation of Exeter’s past. The Historical Society is open to the public on a weekly basis, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 4:30 pm, and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to noon. Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street, PO Box 924, Exeter, New Hampshire, 03833, 603-778-2335, info@exeterhistory.org, www.exeterhistory.org.

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* Exeter Speak-Ups MeetingExeter Speak-Ups Meeting

Time: 6:45 pm

Exeter Speak-Ups Meeting at The Ridge Campus of Riverwoods, 10 White Oak Drive, Creative Arts Room Effective speakers are perceived as leaders! The Exeter Speak-Ups chapter of Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere with prepared and impromptu speaking opportunities of varying lengths. Proceed at own pace with no pressure to speak. Inexpensive membership. Visitors always welcome for free. www.exeterspeakups.toastmastersclubs.org or call Marina at 603-580-1355 or Tom at 603-706-0528.

* Women & Investing Women & Investing

Time: 7:00 pm

The East Kingston Public Library will present a FREE two-part investor education workshop on Wednesdays, May 6th & 13th, 7:00 PM at the Library , 47 Maplevale Road, East Kingston, NH. These classes will be given by the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation (www.sos.nh.gov) and are specifically designed for women, but men are also welcome. You will learn how to protect yourself from unscrupulous people targeting you and how to organize and understand your finances. Extensive free investor educational materials will be provided with sufficient time for Q & A. Session 1 (May 6th): “Fraud Detection/Prevention” provides you with information on frauds and outlines tools to detect and prevent fraud. The class includes overviews of: current scams/frauds seen in NH and how they target women; techniques to protect yourself; simple ways to identify and report fraud schemes; and where to find resources to help you! Session 2 (May 13th): “Understanding Investments” provides an unbiased overview to help you understand the complex world of investments. The class includes: identifying who is selling to you and techniques to evaluate salespeople; common products being sold and their pros and cons (including securities, insurance and bank products); special considerations for investing when you are in or near retirement; and, simple estate planning concepts (trusts and advance directives). We hope you will take this opportunity to educate yourself about investing - this could be the most important classes you attend. Space is limited so sign up today by calling the library (603-642-8333) or email ekpublib@comcast.net no later than April 29th. The program is brought to you by the Friends of the East Kingston Public Library (www.ekpublib.wordpress.com) and is free to the public.

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* LinkedIn For HR Professionals LinkedIn For HR Professionals

Time: 7:30 am

LinkedIn For HR Professionals will be presented on May 7 from 7:30 - 9:30 am at the Savvy Workshop, 55 So. Commercial Street, 3rd Floor, Manchester, NH 03101. As a Human Resources professional, LinkedIn is a powerful tool that you can leverage to find, qualify and recruit the best candidates for your organization. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with 260,000,000 members. This presentation will provide an overview of how LinkedIn is used, the many tools and features available and tips on how to use them efficiently. We will also educate HR professionals about some of the tricky situations that can occur when using LinkedIn and we’ll inform you about how you can develop a social media policy that will set best practices to comply with current laws. JP Harris of SPBG, an experienced employment lawyer, will walk through some complicated legal scenarios raised by using LinkedIn and how best to draft and implement effective social media policies. Cost: .00 Includes breakfast and written materials. This program has been submitted for HRCI credits. Visit www.savvyworkshop.com/events for details.

* Ambassadors MeetingAmbassadors Meeting

Time: 8:00 am

If you are interested in becoming a Chamber Ambassador, join us the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 am at the Exeter Area Chamber Commerce Conference Room, 24 Front St., Suite 101, Exeter. For more information contact membership@exeterarea.org

* Customer Appreciation DayCustomer Appreciation Day

Time: 1:00 pm

You're invited to Palmer Gas Ermer Oil's Customer Appreciation Day! Enjoy free BBQ Style Cookout, exciting prizes, face-painting and much more! Let us celebrate you!! Bring the kids and enjoy lunch on us, as we honor you, our awesome customer! BONUS . . . bring a friend and if they sign up to become a customer you will both receive a credit on your account up to 0!! Thursday, May 7 from 1:00 - 6:30 pm, Palmer Gas Ermer Oil located at 13 Hall Farm RD, Atkinson, NH, 603.898.7986, PalmerGasCo.com

* Exeter Farmers' MarketExeter Farmers' Market

Time: 2:15 pm

Every Thursday at Swasey Parkway from May 7 - October 29 from 2:15 to 6 pm.

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* 1st Annual Energy-Saving Trees1st Annual Energy-Saving Trees

Time: 11:00 am

Area residents are invited to attend Unitil's first Annual Energy-Saving Trees Community Event this Saturday! Join us for a fun, family-friendly event to meet our certified arborists and enjoy an afternoon of kids’ activities and raffles. Raffle winners will be able to use mapping software on-site to aid in determining the location on their property where, if planted, a tree would provide maximum energy savings. The event is free and will be held rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/389209347938091/

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* Mothers' Day BrunchMothers' Day Brunch

Time: 10:00 am

Mothers Day Brunch at The Holy Grail 64 Main Street Epping, NH Seating Times at 10,12,and 2pm Regular menu begins at approximately 4:30 Reservations for any amount in your party Full breakfast items as well as omelets made to order,salads, carving stations, pastas, fish, and plenty of beautiful desserts Visit website for full menu details www.theholygrailpub.com Cost is 28.95 per person Call 693-679-9559 ext 1 to make a reservation

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* NH Safe Boating ClassNH Safe Boating Class

Time: 6:00 pm

New Hampshire Marine Patrol- Get Your New Hampshire Safe Boater Education Certificate! New Hampshire does have a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. Boating safety is a concern for everyone on the water. Boaters can keep themselves and their passengers' safe by learning about responsible boat operation, etiquette, and the rules of the waterways. Please Pre-register for the two evening class at the Exeter Public Library, by contacting us at (603)293-2037

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* 2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees

Time: 5:00 pm

2-4-1 Tuesdays buy one signature pizza get the second one for free! Some restrictions apply see website for details. This event is EVERY Tuesday. 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 1 Brickyard Square Epping, NH 03042 (603) 734-2809 www.900degrees.com

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* Chamber FastTrak MeetingChamber FastTrak Meeting

Time: 8:00 am

Please join us on the second Wednesday of the month for our monthly briefing meeting located at the Chamber office (24 Front St., Exeter) from 8:00 - 9:00 am. This meeting will provide you the opportunity to meet the Chamber staff and learn about all the benefits the Chamber has to offer you and your business. Please bring business cards and brochures about your business to hand out to the other attendees.

* Take The Passion Test Take The Passion Test

Time: 5:30 pm

Take The Passion Test will be presented May 13 from 5:30 - 8 pm at Savvy Workshop, 55 So. Commercial Street, 3rd Floor, Manchester, NH 03101. Would you like to become clear about what matters most to you? Do you want to put a spark back in your life? The Passion Test is a simple, fun-to-do and yet, profoundly effective process for gaining clarity on your passions. It is an effortless system that you can use for the rest of your life. Join us for this enjoyable and illuminating workshop where you will discover: • Your top 5 passions – the things that are most important to you in your life • How to align your life with those passions to experience more joy and fulfillment • The secret to guaranteeing a passionate life and finding your life purpose • How to identify milestones to measure your success in building a passionate life • Three keys to creating whatever you choose to have in your life Registration /pp https://www.eventbrite.com/e/passion-test-workshop-discovering-joy-fulfillment-and-your-life-purpose-tickets-16514630705

* Small Business Finance: Small Business Finance:

Time: 6:00 pm

SCORE, Volunteer councilors to America's small business and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will conduct an in-depth workshop on how to start or grow a small business. Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for a while, this workshop for the small business owner will help you explore what you need to know about business finance from figuring out your breakeven point to raising money to start or grow your business. Focused on cash flow, not accounting, this seminar will help you identify the key financial factors that drive your business--allowing you to avoid common errors and increase profitability. The last half of the workshop focuses on raising money-- internet-based crowd funding, bank borrowing and SBA backed loans will be discussed and a representative of the SBA will be on hand to answer questions. Thanks to generous support from our sponsor, we are able to offer this workshop free of charge. SCORE: Continues to provide individualized business counseling free of charge and all attendees will have the opportunity to schedule a free follow-up counseling session. For more information or to reserve a seat, call SCORE at (603)433-0575 or visit our Website at seacoast.score.org Event Location: SCORE 215 Commerce Way, Suite 420 Portsmouth, NH

* NH Safe Boating ClassNH Safe Boating Class

Time: 6:00 pm

New Hampshire Marine Patrol- Get Your New Hampshire Safe Boater Education Certificate! New Hampshire does have a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. Boating safety is a concern for everyone on the water. Boaters can keep themselves and their passengers' safe by learning about responsible boat operation, etiquette, and the rules of the waterways. Please Pre-register for the two evening class at the Exeter Public Library, by contacting us at (603)293-2037

* Solar Open House Solar Open House

Time: 6:00 pm

Come learn how solar can work for you, the homeowner! ReVision Energy and the Bedard family are hosting a free solar open house Wed, May 13th from 6 - 8 pm at 36 Shirley Park Rd, Goffstown. Join us for light refreshments and a tour of the Bedard’s solar energy system that powers and heats their home. This is a great opportunity to get answers to questions regarding the cost of solar, your return on investment, solar heating systems and how they operate in our Northeast climate. Please contact Heather at 603-679-1777 or heather@revisionenergy.com for questions, or visit www.revisionenergy.com for more information.

* European WWII Book Event European WWII Book Event

Time: 6:30 pm

Marina Dutzmann Kirsch, author of "Flight of Remembrance" will relate her family's dramatic WWII story in Latvia, occupied Poland, and Germany accompanied by photographs. She will also speak about what inspired her to write the book, and what some of the special considerations were that went into researching and recording her family's story. "Flight of Remembrance" was a finalist in the 2012 USA Best Book Awards in the narrative non-fiction category. Free event at the Blaisdell Memorial Library, 129 Stage Road, Nottingham, NH, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Books will be available for purchase at .00 each. Everyone is welcome! For more info: 603-679-8484 or blaisdellml@comcast.net

* Women & InvestingWomen & Investing

Time: 7:00 pm

The East Kingston Public Library will present a FREE two-part investor education workshop on Wednesdays, May 6th & 13th, 7:00 PM at the Library , 47 Maplevale Road, East Kingston, NH. These classes will be given by the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation (www.sos.nh.gov) and are specifically designed for women, but men are also welcome. You will learn how to protect yourself from unscrupulous people targeting you and how to organize and understand your finances. Extensive free investor educational materials will be provided with sufficient time for Q & A. Session 1 was held on May 6th on “Fraud Detection/Prevention.” Session 2 (May 13th): “Understanding Investments” provides an unbiased overview to help you understand the complex world of investments. The class includes: identifying who is selling to you and techniques to evaluate salespeople; common products being sold and their pros and cons (including securities, insurance and bank products); special considerations for investing when you are in or near retirement; and, simple estate planning concepts (trusts and advance directives). We hope you will take this opportunity to educate yourself about investing - this could be the most important classes you attend. Space is limited so sign up today by calling the library (603-642-8333) or email ekpublib@comcast.net no later than April 29th. The program is brought to you by the Friends of the East Kingston Public Library (www.ekpublib.wordpress.com) and is free to the public.

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* Super Studio: Annual Sr. ShowSuper Studio: Annual Sr. Show

Time: 9:00 am

Lamont Gallery presents - Super Studio: The Annual Senior Show May 14 - June 7, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, May 15, 5-7:30 PM 3D printing meets the runway. Ceramic vessels morph into mythological beasts. Silkscreens deconstruct pop culture. Activity in the PEA art studios has exploded this year with making, experimenting, and collaborating. Nothing is off-limits. Join us for an infusion of color, texture, surprise and delight in Super Studio. This annual exhibition celebrates the work of graduating seniors, and includes industrial design, painting, ceramics, fashion, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. Special displays highlight PEA student accomplishments in the Scholastic Art Awards and the National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition Awards. Special performances by the Exeteras and In Essence, two of Exeter’s a capella groups, will take place during the opening reception. Gallery Hours: Mon. 1-5pm, Tues.-Sat. 9am-5pm. (Special graduation day hours on Sunday, June 7, 9 am-4 pm)

* Exeter Farmers' MarketExeter Farmers' Market

Time: 2:15 pm

Every Thursday at Swasey Parkway from May 7 - October 29 from 2:15 to 6 pm.

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* SocialMedia Strategies for BizSocialMedia Strategies for Biz

Time: 7:30 am

SocialMedia Strategies for Biz will be presented May 15, 2015 from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at The Governor’s Inn, 78 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867. Your customers and clients are using social media channels to communicate, share, and stay informed every day. Social media offers an important opportunity for small businesses to connect with their current customers, gain new customers, and help reach their growth goals. But many small businesses are not sure where or how to engage. Which social media channels are best? How do you integrate social media into your overall marketing strategy? What type of content should you share? Lisa will answer those questions and more. Whether you sell to other businesses, cater to the local tourist trade, or sell to the general public, social media is an important tool for interacting with your customers and supporting all your sales and marketing efforts. Visit www.savvyworkshop.com/events for details.

* NHRA PCRichard.com Nat'l OpenNHRA PCRichard.com Nat'l Open

Time: 8:00 am

Go to www.newenglanddragway for details.

* Exeter Chamber Golf TournamentExeter Chamber Golf Tournament

Time: 8:00 am

SAVE THE DATE! Join us at Breakfast Hill Golf Club in Greenland for 18 holes of golf on May 15, 2015. Check back soon for updates and golfing information.

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* NHRA PCRichard.com Nat'l OpenNHRA PCRichard.com Nat'l Open

Time: 8:00 am

Go to www.newenglanddragway for details.

* Bedrock Gardens Open HouseBedrock Gardens Open House

Time: 10:00 am

The Dwellings Project at Bedrock Gardens’ Open House Every living thing dwells somewhere. Come see what a couple hundred school-aged art students have come up with for a home. Their “dwellings” will be scattered over Bedrock Gardens’ 20 acres, some easy to appreciate and spot, some not so. Trust art to open your eyes – the more you look, the more you see. This exhibit takes place during Bedrock Gardens’ May Open House. May 16, 10 am to 4 pm. May 17, 12 to 4 pm. suggested donation. Bedrock Gardens, 45 High Road, Lee, NH, 03861. Learn more at bedrockgardens.org.

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* Bedrock Gardens Open HouseBedrock Gardens Open House

Time: 10:00 am

The Dwellings Project at Bedrock Gardens’ Open House Every living thing dwells somewhere. Come see what a couple hundred school-aged art students have come up with for a home. Their “dwellings” will be scattered over Bedrock Gardens’ 20 acres, some easy to appreciate and spot, some not so. Trust art to open your eyes – the more you look, the more you see. This exhibit takes place during Bedrock Gardens’ May Open House. May 16, 10 am to 4 pm. May 17, 12 to 4 pm. suggested donation. Bedrock Gardens, 45 High Road, Lee, NH, 03861. Learn more at bedrockgardens.org.

* Kites Against Cancer Kites Against Cancer

Time: 3:00 pm

Kites will fill the sky as a sign of hope and support for those affected by cancer during Exeter Hospital’s 7th annual Kites Against Cancer event to be held Sunday, May 17 from 11am to 3pm at Hampton Beach (near the Oceanfront Pavilion). This uplifting fun family event will include kite flying and decorating, face painting, raffles, refreshments, music provided by Z107 and more! Warm-up with Zumba® on the beach at 11:00 am. 100% of event proceeds benefit The Beyond the Rainbow Fund at Exeter Hospital, a fund providing financial assistance and support to patients in need at Exeter Hospital's Center for Cancer Care. Special kites will be available for purchase at the event, as well as at the following Seacoast locations beginning April 20. Kites are per kite or two for . • Me & Ollie’s Cafes: Exeter, Greenland, Newington and Portsmouth • Stillwell’s Ice Cream: Hampton & Exeter • Churchill’s Garden Center: Exeter • Exeter Hospital Gift Shop Individuals are encouraged to decorate or personalize their kites in memory or in honor of a loved one. For additional information, visit www.exeterhospital.com/kitesagainstcancer or call 603-580-6668.

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* Ribbon CuttingRibbon Cutting

Time: 10:00 am

Join us at Tranquility Salon & Skin Care for a ribbon cutting in celebration of their new location at 159 Water Street in Exeter, on May 18 at 10:00 am. Check out the new salon and meet Cathy's styling team!

* Raising Dough with Fit Body! Raising Dough with Fit Body!

Time: 5:00 pm

Raising Dough with FBT May 18, 2015 5:00-9:00pm RTE 125, Brickyard Square in Epping, NH 03042 Fit Body Transformations has teamed up with 900 Degrees for this Awesome event! Stop by 900 Degrees on May 18th between 5 and 9pm with your family, grab some dinner and just mention you there for "Raising Dough!" 10% off all proceeds that evening with be donated to Big Brother Big Sister of New Hampshire! Fit Body Transformations 603-679-2400 Support@FBTNation.com

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* 2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees

Time: 5:00 pm

2-4-1 Tuesdays buy one signature pizza get the second one for free! Some restrictions apply see website for details. This event is EVERY Tuesday. 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 1 Brickyard Square Epping, NH 03042 (603) 734-2809 www.900degrees.com

* Business After HoursBusiness After Hours

Time: 5:00 pm

Join us on May 19 at Great Bay eLearning Charter School, located at 30 Linden Street in Exeter from 5:00 - 7:00 pm for our May Business After Hours. Members - FREE Non-Members - Twenty Dollars

* Small Business Finance:Small Business Finance:

Time: 6:00 pm

SCORE, Volunteer councilors to America's small business and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will conduct an in-depth workshop on how to start or grow a small business. Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for a while, this workshop for the small business owner will help you explore what you need to know about business finance from figuring out your breakeven point to raising money to start or grow your business. Focused on cash flow, not accounting, this seminar will help you identify the key financial factors that drive your business--allowing you to avoid common errors and increase profitability. The last half of the workshop focuses on raising money-- internet-based crowd funding, bank borrowing and SBA backed loans will be discussed and a representative of the SBA will be on hand to answer questions. Thanks to generous support from our sponsor, we are able to offer this workshop free of charge. SCORE: Continues to provide individualized business counseling free of charge and all attendees will have the opportunity to schedule a free follow-up counseling session. For more information or to reserve a seat, call SCORE at (603)433-0575 or visit our Website at seacoast.score.org Event Location: SCORE 215 Commerce Way, Suite 420 Portsmouth, NH

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* Ribbon CuttingRibbon Cutting

Time: 3:30 pm

Join us for a ribbon cutting at Bikram Yoga Studio at 75 Railroad Ave., in Epping on May 20 at 3:30 pm. Come meet Emily and learn about the programs she offers.

* Exeter Speak-Ups MeetingExeter Speak-Ups Meeting

Time: 6:45 pm

Exeter Speak-Ups Meeting at The Ridge Campus of Riverwoods, 10 White Oak Drive, Creative Arts Room Effective speakers are perceived as leaders! The Exeter Speak-Ups chapter of Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere with prepared and impromptu speaking opportunities of varying lengths. Proceed at own pace with no pressure to speak. Inexpensive membership. Visitors always welcome for free. www.exeterspeakups.toastmastersclubs.org or call Marina at 603-580-1355 or Tom at 603-706-0528.

* FBT Silent Auction FBT Silent Auction

Time: 7:00 pm

FBT Silent Auction Fundraiser May 20th, 2015 7:00-8:00pm 313 RTE 125, Brentwood, NH 03833 Contact Kelly at 603-679-2400 or Support@FBTNation.com Fit Body Transformations is holding a Silent Auction Fundraiser for Big Brother Big Sister of New Hampshire! Every year we join Revolution for a Cause and we need your help to raise ,500 or more for Big Brother Big Sister! The auction will be held on May 20th, 2015 between 7:00-8:00pm. The auction will be open online for bidding from April 29 to May 19th at 12NOON. If you'd like to preview online visit Fit Body's Facebook page: "FBT Nation." We look forward to seeing you all here! Any questions, 603-679-2400!

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* Lunch & LearnLunch & Learn

Time: 11:30 am

Please join us on the third Thursday of each month for our Lunch & Learn program - hosted by Valerie Haggett of Send Out Cards. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by the third Monday of each month. Lunch 11:30 am - Noon Program starts at Noon - 12:45 pm with Q & A from 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm. Please RSVP to membership@exeterarea.org

* Exeter Farmers' MarketExeter Farmers' Market

Time: 2:15 pm

Every Thursday at Swasey Parkway from May 7 - October 29 from 2:15 to 6 pm.

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* The Sonic Voyage Fest The Sonic Voyage Fest

Time: 3:00 pm

Sonic Voyage Fest will be held at the Stone Church on May 24 from 6:30 pm through midnight. There is also a series of two afternoon master classes on songwriting and on improvisation for . total admission. The Stone Church is at 5 Granite Street in Newmarket, NH. Admission to the Fest is .99 in advance, and at the door. The venue phone is 603-659-7700. The website is http://www.stonechurchrocks.com. Sonic Voyage is a new, traveling progressive rock festival featuring three modern rock bands: Circuline, and Shadow Eden & Stratospheerius. All three bands have joined forces to create a night of music that dazzles with virtuosity, ignites the senses, and pushes boundaries. The premiere Sonic Voyage takes place in New England this Memorial Day Weekend. At the Stone Church there will be master classes between 3 and 5 pm on Songwriting for the first hour and Improvisation for the 4 pm hour.

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* 2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees

Time: 5:00 pm

2-4-1 Tuesdays buy one signature pizza get the second one for free! Some restrictions apply see website for details. This event is EVERY Tuesday. 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 1 Brickyard Square Epping, NH 03042 (603) 734-2809 www.900degrees.com

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* CCF FundraiserCCF Fundraiser

Time: 12:00 pm

CHARITABLE GAMING TO BENEFIT CHAMBER CHILDREN’S FUND The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation has signed on with Ocean Gaming in Hampton Beach for 10 nights of charitable gaming in 2015. Located on the second floor of 81 Ocean Boulevard, Ocean Gaming offers the best in charitable gaming. With a fully stocked bar, affordable grill and panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Gaming offers two dozen poker tables and other games including Roulette, Blackjack, and Craps. The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The organization raises funds for the Chamber Children’s Fund which provides warm winter clothing and bedding to children in the Exeter Area. The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation will receive 35 percent of each nights proceeds. For more information call Lynn Dow at the Chamber office, (603) 772-2411 or visit http://www.OceanGamingCasino.com.

* Exeter Farmers' MarketExeter Farmers' Market

Time: 2:15 pm

Every Thursday at Swasey Parkway from May 7 - October 29 from 2:15 to 6 pm.

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* CCF FundraiserCCF Fundraiser

Time: 12:00 pm

CHARITABLE GAMING TO BENEFIT CHAMBER CHILDREN’S FUND The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation has signed on with Ocean Gaming in Hampton Beach for 10 nights of charitable gaming in 2015. Located on the second floor of 81 Ocean Boulevard, Ocean Gaming offers the best in charitable gaming. With a fully stocked bar, affordable grill and panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Gaming offers two dozen poker tables and other games including Roulette, Blackjack, and Craps. The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The organization raises funds for the Chamber Children’s Fund which provides warm winter clothing and bedding to children in the Exeter Area. The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation will receive 35 percent of each nights proceeds. For more information call Lynn Dow at the Chamber office, (603) 772-2411 or visit http://www.OceanGamingCasino.com.

* FitBody's Mini Gold TourneyFitBody's Mini Gold Tourney

Time: 6:00 pm

Fit Body Transformations Mini Golf Tournament May 29th, 2015 6:00-8:00pm 814 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842 Come join Fit Body Transformations for our first Mini Golf Tournament! It will be held at Captain Cove's Adventure Golf in Hampton ( 814 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842). It will be a fun night of prizes, raffles and tons of laughter! Come show off your best swing as we raise money for Big Brother Big Sister of New Hampshire! Tickets can be purchased at Fit Body's (313 RTE 125 in Brentwood.) BEFORE May 22, 2015. Single Ticket: .00, Family Pack (4) .00.

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* 1st Annual Health Fair1st Annual Health Fair

Time: 10:00 am

Please join us for our 1st Annual Health Fair on May 30th from 10 am to 2 pm at The Pines of Newmarket! Come on by and get your blood pressure checked, or talk with Newmarket Family Chiropractic about that pesky back pain. Maybe you have some financial questions, you can talk to Rich from LPL Financial. Cornerstone VNA will be joining us as well, they would love to chat with you! Watch some container garden demonstrations, or speak with someone about Advanced Directives. Come and have a fun day with us at The Pines of Newmarket! Light refreshments will be served.

* CCF FundraiserCCF Fundraiser

Time: 12:00 pm

CHARITABLE GAMING TO BENEFIT CHAMBER CHILDREN’S FUND The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation has signed on with Ocean Gaming in Hampton Beach for 10 nights of charitable gaming in 2015. Located on the second floor of 81 Ocean Boulevard, Ocean Gaming offers the best in charitable gaming. With a fully stocked bar, affordable grill and panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Gaming offers two dozen poker tables and other games including Roulette, Blackjack, and Craps. The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The organization raises funds for the Chamber Children’s Fund which provides warm winter clothing and bedding to children in the Exeter Area. The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation will receive 35 percent of each nights proceeds. For more information call Lynn Dow at the Chamber office, (603) 772-2411 or visit http://www.OceanGamingCasino.com.

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