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* Morning MixerMorning Mixer

Time: 7:30 am

Join us on September 1 at The Idea Garage, located The Mill Building, First Floor in Newmarket from 7:30 am - 9:00 am for our September Morning Mixer. Members - FREE Non-Members - 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

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* Scamman Farmers MarketScamman Farmers Market

Time: 10:52 am

Come to Scamman's Farm at 69 Portsmouth Avenue in Stratham every Wednesday from 3 -6 pm and shop fresh and local at their Farmer's Market. Sponsored by the Stratham 300th Anniversary Committee.

* 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.

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* 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

* 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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* 6th Annual Run Your Buns Off6th Annual Run Your Buns Off

Time: 9:00 am

The 6th Annual “Run Your Buns Off” 4.2 Miler will take place on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, a great start to Labor Day Weekend. Individual runners, walkers and teams of all ages are encouraged to participate. The start and finish are at Basic Ingredients Bakery located on Rt. 3A in Bristol, with registration starting at 7:45AM and the race beginning at 9:00AM when participants will leave to “run their buns off” for the professionally timed run/walk. The reward for your hard work… a homemade sticky bun will be waiting for you at the finish line! The top 3 male and female runners, as well as the fastest team will be awarded prizes; and, everyone has a chance to win at the HUGE raffle filled with goodies donated by local businesses and beyond. Hosted by the newly formed Newfound Area Charitable Fund, the two charitable organizations selected as this year’s beneficiaries are Voices Against Violence, of Plymouth NH, and the Newfound Audubon Center. Runners who pre-register by August 22nd will receive a wicking race shirt. The cost is per runner/walker. Come and see what the locals and vacationers have been talking about for the last five years. You can register for the Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler online today at www.lightboxreg.com/buns_2015. For more information or to download a brochure/registration form, visit www.basicingredientsnh.com.

* Exeter UFO FestivalExeter UFO Festival

Time: 10:00 am

Go to exeterufofestival.org for more details about this 2 day festival put on as the Exeter Area Kiwanis Club's major charitable fundraiser.

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* Exeter UFO FestivalExeter UFO Festival

Time: 10:00 am

Go to exeterufofestival.org for more details about this 2 day festival put on as the Exeter Area Kiwanis Club's major charitable fundraiser.

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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

* Rhine River Cruise Signup MtgRhine River Cruise Signup Mtg

Time: 6:00 pm

Join us on September 8 at 6 pm here at the Exeter Area Chamber office,(24 Front St., Exeter), to learn all the details of the Rhine River Cruise.

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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.

* Scamman Farmers MarketScamman Farmers Market

Time: 10:52 am

Come to Scamman's Farm at 69 Portsmouth Avenue in Stratham every Wednesday from 3 -6 pm and shop fresh and local at their Farmer's Market. Sponsored by the Stratham 300th Anniversary Committee.

* Putting the Pieces TogetherPutting the Pieces Together

Time: 6:00 pm

Seacoast Holistic & Integrative Practitioners sponsoring Susan Burdick, Restore for Life Natural Health. Do you ever feel misplaced? Not sure which direction to go in? Things just don't seem to fall into place? Discover the path. Join us at the Exeter Area Chamber at 24 Front Street, Suite 101 in Exeter on September 9 from 6 - 7:30 pm.

* SCORE WorkshopSCORE Workshop

Time: 6:00 pm

SCORE, volunteer counselors 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: Title: Small Business Finance: What You Need to Know Date: Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, 6pm to 9pm. Location: SCORE, 215 Commerce Way, Suite 420, Portsmouth, NH Sponsor: TD Bank Whether you're 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 finances 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 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.

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* 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.

* 32nd Annual Sweepstakes Event32nd Annual Sweepstakes Event

Time: 5:30 pm

Join us for the Annual Sweepstakes on Thursday, September 10 from 5:30 - 9:00 pm at Southern District YMCA - Camp Lincoln, 67 Ball Road, Kingston, NH. Must be 18 year old to enter. Dinner & Cash Bar, Silent & Live Auctions, Chance to Win $ 10,000! Only 300 tickets sold, tickets are $ 100 includes 2 adult dinners! Check back soon for more details!

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* Ribbon CuttingRibbon Cutting

Time: 8:00 am

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting for the New Exeter Area YMCA, located at 56 Linden St. in Exeter at 8:00 am on September 11. Come for a tour of the building and meet the staff.

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* Seacoast Roll & StrollSeacoast Roll & Stroll

Time: 8:00 am

Annie’s Angels and Victoria's Victory Fund present The BIG Seacoast Adventure Roll & Stroll. We invite you to ROLL OUT on one of 3 bicycle course, a 10, 25 and 50 mile route through the lovely NH seacoast. OR take a stroll on beautiful conservation trails through Stratham Hill Park OR join Paralympic Gold Medal winner Victoria Arlen on a "WHEELY" fun alternative route, the wheelchair path. Check in & day of registration will open at 8 am with the cycling event rolling out beginning at 8:30. The stroll course will also open at 8:30. The wheelchair roll course will open at 10. After a challenging morning of rolling or strolling, as part of your registration fee, join MOJO”S BBQ Grill & Restaurant at the Stratham Hill Park Front Pavilion as they present an amazing picnic! Fun for the entire family! Advance Registration will open July 1 Wheel Chair Roll - .00 4 Mile Nature Stroll - .00 10 Mile Bicycle Ride - .00 25 Mile Bicycle Ride - .00 50 Mile Bicycle Ride - 0.00 Adult Meal only (10 years+) - .00

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* Ribbon CuttingRibbon Cutting

Time: 1:00 pm

Join us for a ribbon cutting at Slate Salon & Spa located at 169 Main Street in Epping at 1:00 pm. Come see the new renovated salon and meet Clarissa, the new Esthetician.

* Ribbon CuttingRibbon Cutting

Time: 3:30 pm

Join us for a ribbon cutting celebration at Panarama Wealth Strategies, located at 20 B Hampton Road in Exeter on September 15 at 3:30 pm. Come meet Eric Potts and Erin Lockwood and welcome them as new members.

* Family Pizza Night Fundraiser Family Pizza Night Fundraiser

Time: 5:00 pm

On Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm the Friends of the East Kingston Public Library will be the beneficiary of the Tuesday Night Fundraiser at Flatbread Pizza, 5 Market Square in Amesbury, MA. The Friends will receive .50 for each large pizza and .75 for each small pizza ordered in or taken out during those hours. If you plan to eat in, they offer call-ahead seating to avoid a long wait! We will also hold a 50/50 Raffle which the winner will be picked that evening. We urge everyone to make Tuesday, September 15th "Pizza Night" and help support the Friends! All proceeds will benefit the East Kingston Public Library.

* 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

* SCORE WorkshopSCORE Workshop

Time: 6:00 pm

SCORE, volunteer counselors 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: Title: Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business? Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 2015, from 6pm to 9pm. Location: SCORE, 215 Commerce Way, Suite 420, Portsmouth, NH Sponsor: TD Bank In this seminar, prepared by our SCORE mentor team, you will get tools to help you address: • How much cash do you need? Where can you go to get it? • The biggest myths about small-business start-ups • Marketing versus sales – are you ready to do both? • How to assess your revenue potential • How to start building your winning business plan • The best structure for your company – LLC, sole proprietor or something else? • The people you must have on your team, and how to find them • Improving the odds of success • Management skills you must have, or must learn • Avoiding tax and regulatory pitfalls Discuss the details of how to start or grow your business with experienced executives and obtain valuable tools and reference materials to assist you. 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 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.

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* Scamman Farmers MarketScamman Farmers Market

Time: 10:52 am

Come to Scamman's Farm at 69 Portsmouth Avenue in Stratham every Wednesday from 3 -6 pm and shop fresh and local at their Farmer's Market. Sponsored by the Stratham 300th Anniversary Committee.

* Aura Day Spa Launch PartyAura Day Spa Launch Party

Time: 3:00 pm

Free Facial Scans!! Introducing our new skin care line - B. Kamins Katie Frank, B. Kamins skin care specialist, will be here Wednesday, Sept. 16th providing free facial scans! Learn what your skin needs and how to take care of it! Wine tasting, raffles, demos & mini spa services provided. 3-7pm. Call to reserve your free scan! See you there! 603.773.5999, Aura Day Spa, 9 Pleasant Street in Exeter. www.auradayspa.skincaretherapy.net

* Ribbon CuttingRibbon Cutting

Time: 3:30 pm

Join us for a ribbon cutting celebration at Prehistorix, located at 124 Kingston Road in Exeter at 3:30 pm. Come check out the new outdoor area for the animals!!!

* 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.

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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 Seacoast Holistic & Integrated Practitioners. 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 Lucy@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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* Treasure from Isles of ShoalsTreasure from Isles of Shoals

Time: 7:00 pm

NH Humanities Council scholar J. Dennis Robinson will appear from 7:00-9:30 PM Friday, September 18, 2015, at the East Kingston Public Library, 47 Maplevale Road, East Kingston, NH. Dennis will present a program on Treasure from the Isles of Shoals: How new archaeology is changing old history. There is treasure here but not the pirate kind. Scientific “digs” on Smuttynose Island are changing New England history. A longtime Smuttynose steward, he explores the truth behind the romantic legends of Gosport Harbor in this colorful show-and-tell presentation. Dennis has published over 1,000 articles on New Hampshire history and culture. His books for young readers include biographies of Jesse James and Lord Baltimore. His hardcover histories of Strawbery Banke Museum and historic Wentworth by the Sea Hotel both received honors from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). Robinson is also editor of SeacoastNH.com, a Web site about NH history and culture that attracts thousands of visitors daily. His lectures are designed to make history both entertaining and accessible to all audiences. The New Hampshire Humanities Council provided a grant to make this program possible. Learn more about the council and its work at www.nhhc.org. This program, sponsored by the Friends of the East Kingston Public Library, is free and open to the public.

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* Give Back With OutbackGive Back With Outback

Time: 11:00 am

Join Annie's Angels at Outback Steakhouse, 12 Lafayette Road, Seabrook to support Chris Pets for Vets. Come in anytime from 11 am to 10 pm and Outback will donate 10% of your restaurant check to Annie's Angels program, Chris' Pets for Vets!

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* Ribbon Cutting Ribbon Cutting

Time: 2:00 pm

Join us at Varesky's Deli, located at 72 Portsmouth Avenue in Stratham, for a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting celebration at 2:00 pm

* 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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* Exit Strategy WorkshopExit Strategy Workshop

Time: 9:00 am

Service Credit Union’s Business Connection Exit Strategy Workshop, September 23, 2015, 9 am to 1 pm at Red River Theaters, 11 South Main ST, Concord, NH: This Lunch & Learn event is for business owners that want to know what areas of their organizations need improvement and development in order to grow the values of their businesses. Most business owners start their business for the freedom that comes from running their own company. They can to do business with whom they want, when they want and from wherever they want. The challenge for many business owners is that the dream remains elusive. In fact, many business owners even feel trapped in their business because they are the sole expert on every aspect of the company. A planned exit strategy will help reduce owner dependency and will prepare others to transition the company into the future. This workshop covers: increasing the value of your business, exit strategy option, the selection and transition of future leadership, financing your succession, and the tax and legal implications to consider. This Business Connection Lunch & Learn is free. Registration is required as space is limited. Register before September 18, 2015 to be entered to win a Visa gift card. Call or visit to register 800.936.7730 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-connection-exit-strategies-registration-17724094243?access=Speaker

* Scamman Farmers MarketScamman Farmers Market

Time: 10:52 am

Come to Scamman's Farm at 69 Portsmouth Avenue in Stratham every Wednesday from 3 -6 pm and shop fresh and local at their Farmer's Market. Sponsored by the Stratham 300th Anniversary Committee.

* Business After HoursBusiness After Hours

Time: 5:00 pm

Join us on September 23 at Key Heating & Air Conditioning, located at 8 Continental Drive, Unit E in Exeter from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm for our September Business After Hours. Members - FREE Non-Members - Twenty Dollars

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* 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 Great Escape FundraiserThe Great Escape Fundraiser

Time: 7:00 pm

Portsmouth, NH- Great Bay Kids' Company, a non-profit early education center and school age provider with programs in Exeter, Newfields, Newmarket and Portsmouth will hold it's annual fundraiser "The Great Escape" at Rockingham Ballroom, 22 Ash Swamp Road, Newmarket, NH on Friday, September 25th from 7 - 11 pm. Corporate sponsors this year include; CP Management, Destefano Architects, Georgetown Bank, Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, D.F. Richards, Martini Northern and many others. The evening is filled with entertainment, games, great food and a wonderful silent auction with exquisite items. Also the event is at the Rockingham Ballroom, New Hampshire’s premier venue for ballroom dancing, with over 3000 square feet of Maple dance floor. They were recently featured on New Hampshire Chronicle! Great Bay Kids Company relies on the generosity of others as we fulfill our mission of providing quality early childhood care and education for our youngest children and school age enrichment programs for over 500 children and families that we serve within the Greater Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Maine. The event is open to the general public and we encourage anyone to attend! For tickets, please visit Eventbrite:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-escape-an-organization-wide-fundraiser-for-great-bay-kids-company-tickets-17864449048?aff=efbevent or the Great Bay Kids' Company website at www.greatbaykids.org.

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* Autumn Craft Festival Autumn Craft Festival

Time: 10:00 am

The scenic Plains of Kingston, New Hampshire will come alive with color, flavor and music for the Autumn Arts and Craft Festival on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27. Over 75 Juried craftsmen and craftswomen from all over New England will display and sell their American made works including Fused Glass, Original Watercolors, Photography, Pottery, Primitive and Folk Art, Hand Crafted Soaps, Country Woodcrafts, Fleece, Pillow-Quilts, Metal Sculpture, Tree Skirts, Doll Clothes, Pet Gifts, Cutting Birds, Fine Jewelry, Floral Basketry, Clay, Painted Stemware, Fiber Arts, Lobster Rope Mats, Wearable Art, Puzzles, Holiday Décor, Vintage Chic, Plush, Wind Chimes, Solar Lamps and more. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple products, jams, jellies, baked goods, hot sauces, homemade fudge and more. Festival hours are Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Live musical entertainment each day. The Fair is held rain or shine, handicap accessible and admission is free. Kingston Plains is located directly on Main Street in the lovely and picturesque village of Kingston, NH. Directions: From Route 125 take 111 onto Main Street. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit us at www.castleberryfairs.com

* Kandlepins for KidsKandlepins for Kids

Time: 6:30 pm

Join us at Exeter Bowling Lanes and Shooters Pub as we kick off our Fall campaign to help raise funds for the Chamber Children’s Fund. Get your bowling shoes on and your team ready for an evening of fun! Fun starts on Saturday, September 26 at 6:30 pm until closing! For more information contact Lynn Dow at (603) 772-2411 or email info@exeterarea.org!

* Dancing Through The Decades Dancing Through The Decades

Time: 7:00 pm

Join Annie's Angels Memorial Fund as we present Dancing Through The Decades at Exeter Inn all to benefit our Annie's Helping Hands Oncology Program Enjoy our SILENT AUCTION, CASH BAR, 50/50 RAFFLE. HORS D OEUVRES and let's not forget a night of dancing!! Tickets are .00 in advance and .00 at the door. Come dressed in your favorite decade attire! For more info about Annie's Helping Hands Oncology Program visit www.anniesangels.net Event location: The Exeter Inn and Epoch Restaurant & Bar 90 Front St, Exeter, New Hampshire 03833, 7 - 11 pm.

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* Autumn Craft Festival Autumn Craft Festival

Time: 10:00 am

The scenic Plains of Kingston, New Hampshire will come alive with color, flavor and music for the Autumn Arts and Craft Festival on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27. Over 75 Juried craftsmen and craftswomen from all over New England will display and sell their American made works including Fused Glass, Original Watercolors, Photography, Pottery, Primitive and Folk Art, Hand Crafted Soaps, Country Woodcrafts, Fleece, Pillow-Quilts, Metal Sculpture, Tree Skirts, Doll Clothes, Pet Gifts, Cutting Birds, Fine Jewelry, Floral Basketry, Clay, Painted Stemware, Fiber Arts, Lobster Rope Mats, Wearable Art, Puzzles, Holiday Décor, Vintage Chic, Plush, Wind Chimes, Solar Lamps and more. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple products, jams, jellies, baked goods, hot sauces, homemade fudge and more. Festival hours are Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Live musical entertainment each day. The Fair is held rain or shine, handicap accessible and admission is free. Kingston Plains is located directly on Main Street in the lovely and picturesque village of Kingston, NH. Directions: From Route 125 take 111 onto Main Street. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit us at www.castleberryfairs.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

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* Scamman Farmers MarketScamman Farmers Market

Time: 10:52 am

Come to Scamman's Farm at 69 Portsmouth Avenue in Stratham every Wednesday from 3 -6 pm and shop fresh and local at their Farmer's Market. Sponsored by the Stratham 300th Anniversary Committee.