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Monday, May 4, 2009

This Weeks Events: May 4-10

Here's a line up of what's upcoming this week!

May 6 - The Backyard Farming Series at the Madbury Public Library - free and open to the public. For more info contact the Madbury Public Library at 603-743-1400 or online at www.Madburylibrary.org

“From Seed to Farm Stand” May 6 at 7pm. Jill Leavenworth has had experience in creating a neighborhood community garden and will share her results with you. Her presentation will touch upon canning, jelly making and salsa tips. She will also share her knowledge of edible flowers.

May 8, 9, 10 - Cameron's Home & Garden Center Open House. See this post for more information.

May 9 - The Northeast Seacoast Unit of the Herb Society of America's Annual Herb and Plant Sale will take place at Great Bay Services (across from Fox Run Mall) on Saturday, May 9th from 9am to 1pm (Rain or Shine).

May 9 - Stamp Out Hunger. To help Stamp Out Hunger! this year, simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, like canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal, next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on May 9. Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans. The nation’s 230,000 letter carriers will then collect donations from homes across the country and deliver them to food bank members of Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network) and other hunger relief organizations in more than 10,000 local communities.

May 9 - The 2nd Annual Arts Festival at One Washington Center, directly across the Cochecho River from the Children's Museum, will take place on Saturday, May 9, from 10 am - 3 pm. This year, the Festival will feature a local specialty foods market plus visual arts, dance performances, live music, theater & more. Professional artists and craftspeople will be selling unique New Hampshire made items and musicians will perform. The Dover mounted police will demonstrate equestrian skills, and kids can enjoy face painting, balloon sculptures, and a special reading of Twaddleton's Cheese by children's author Ryan Higgins. The event is free and open to the public.

May 9 - Family Food Festival at Fiddlehead Farm's Marketplace in Dover, NH. Stop by from 12 pm - 4 pm for over 20 vendors sampling delicious food, prize drawings every hour with a grand prize of a $250 gift card to Fiddlehead's and don't forget, balloons for the kids!

May 9 - Portsmouth Sustainability Fair. Sustainability entrepreneurs will exhibit their ideas, products and projects. There will be an emphasis on slow and local food and business, along with engaging environmental education for kids. From 10am to 3pm, the fair is an invitation to participate and contribute to the next steps we can take as individuals and collectively in making sustainability a reality. More at PortsmouthSustainabilityFair.org.

May 9 - HUGE Multi-Family Children’s Clothing, Equipment, and Toy SALE! Indoors at Little Harbour School - 50 Clough Drive, Portsmouth, NH. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Children’s clothing , baby equipment, furniture, toys, books, feeding & bath accessories, bedding, maternity clothes, and much MORE!\

May 9 -
Head to the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester and invite your kids to Touch a Truck! In the mall parking lot outside the food court, you'll find the Stonyfield Farm Moo Mobile, a Manchester Fire Department ladder truck, a Red Cross emergency vehicle, police cars, and more. Kids will be allowed to climb in and have their photos taken with the vehicles. Event is from 10 am - 3 pm.

May 9 & 10 - The 33rd Annual Sheep and Wool Festival takes place this weekend at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds in Contoocook. Bring the whole family to see the alpacas, sheep, llamas, bunnies and goats as well as over 150 vendors offering wool and fiber products. Watch sheep dog trials, catch a spinning demonstration, participate in a workshop and enjoy crafts with the kids. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and free for children 12 and under.

May 10 - Celebrate Mother’s Day at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo from 10 AM – 6 PM. Is there a better way to spend quality time with Mom? Bring the entire family to either Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo for an enjoyable day learning about new and unique animals on exhibit. Mothers receive free admission on Mother’s Day! Franklin Park Zoo Admission: $12.00 for adults; $10.00 for seniors (62+); $7.00 for children (2-12); Children under 2 are free.


Cher May 5, 2009 at 11:22 PM  

hmm....If I may..i definately recommend franklin park rather than Stone Zoo. I was just there last week and it was pretty sad! still filthy and not anywhere cleaned up from the winter, and seriously, lots of animals were not on exhibit. Not to be negative-nelly or anything! Found your blog while blog-hopping and noticed NH... I live just outside Boston. love your blog!

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