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2014 Advance Polar Express Tickets are available for purchase now! No lottery system!

For those of you who can’t wrap your head around a lottery system to purchase tickets (me included!), the Lincoln and North Conway Polar Express are offering an opportunity to buy tickets for a few special shows. See below for […]


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Eat, drink and be merry at the Dover Greek Festival 8/29 & 8/30!

Celebrate all things Greek at the annual Dover Greek Festival! Enjoy delicious authentic Greek foods like Moussaka and Chicken Souvlaki, Greek Salad, Spanakopita, Dolmathes and more! Here are just some of the things for you and your family to enjoy […]


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Tickets on sale now for Fairy House Tours in Portsmouth 9/20 & 9/21. It’s magical!

Come, enjoy a magical self-guided walking tour of Fairy Houses, displayed in public gardens in Portsmouth’s historic South End neighborhood. The Portsmouth Fairy House Tour–the world’s largest fairy house tour–takes place each fall in the historic South End Neighborhood of Portsmouth, […]


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The FREE 5th Annual Exeter UFO Festival is this Saturday 8/30. Spooooky!

The annual Exeter UFO Festival will go on as planned thanks to the Exeter Area Kiwanis Club. The festival has been held in downtown Exeter for the last four years, drawing UFO enthusiasts from across the country. This festival is […]


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Dover Mini Maker Faire brings over 60 interactive exhibits to CMNH 8/23!

Dover Mini Maker Faire will bring 62 interactive exhibits, demonstrations and speakers to the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire this Saturday, August 23! Featuring both established and emerging “makers,” the Dover Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration of innovation […]


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The Last Hurrah! Fun family outings to get in before school starts!

For most of us, school starts in about two weeks. Which means we’re already thinking, prepping and shopping for school. But we still have two more weeks left of summer! Make the most of what remains of our warm seasonal […]


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Final weeks for the Free, $1 and $2 movies on the seacoast! See what’s playing!

The final weeks of the summertime movie lineups are upon us (noooooooo!) so if you haven’t enjoyed one of the super indoor/outdoor movie deals on the seacoast, here’s your chance! Oneil Cinemas “O’Neil Summer Kid’s Series” 24 Calef Highway, Epping, […]


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Last weekend for “Shrek the Musical” at Prescott Park!

In it’s final week, Prescott Park will presents “Shrek the Musical” based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway […]


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Thursdays are Storytime with the animals (real ones!) at the SPCA.

Everyone knows that the New Hampshire SPCA is a loving community for pets awaiting adoption, but did you realize how much fun you can have there? If you are an animal lover, the SPCA offers all kinds of opportunities to […]


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Chunky’s showing classic “E.T.” daily August 22-28. Weekend breakfast showings, too!

In August, for the first time ever, all Chunky’s locations are showing special day-time classic movies! A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world – E.T. returns to the big […]


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Applecrest Peach Festival, Sunday 8/24. And yes, cider donuts, too!

Applecrest’s 9th annual celebration of all things peachy! Applecrest is home to more than 20 distinct varieties of succulent tree-ripened peaches, nectarines and plums. Come spend the day and pick ‘em straight from the tree! Join in for a fun-filled […]


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Sanity-saving school year transition tips for parents. Start with adjusting bedtimezzzzzzz.

Transitioning from summer to the school year. What an exciting time! (*rummages for corkscrew*) Kids have a hard time with transition– and we parents do, too. With school starting in about three weeks, you can minimize the stress caused by […]


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Blue Ocean Society Touch Tanks programs open Tuesday – Friday in downtown Portsmouth!

Living on the seacoast isn’t just about enjoying the sun and surf—it’s about exploring the life around us! The Blue Ocean Society offers and up-close-and-personal look at some of our most beautiful and interesting sea life during their Touch Tanks […]


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Need a September birthday party venue? Sagamore mini-golf is where it’s AT!

Looking for a birthday party venue that you haven’t already been there/done that 1,000,000 times? Tucked into the hillside and part of Sagamore Golf Center in North Hampton, their mini-golf course showcases a terrific variety of eye-catching rock formations and […]


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Teddy Bear Clinic & Tea Party Friday 8/8 at CMNH!

What do you do when your teddy bear is looking tattered or your stuffed bunny is worse for wear? Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal to the annual Teddy Bear Clinic at the Children’s Museum of NH […]


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Fiber Revival Festival & Vintage Baseball at Spencer-Pierce Little Farm 8/9!

Two events for the price of one! Spencer-Pierce Little Farm is hosting a Vintage Baseball game AND the Fiber Revival Festival! Come on down to the farm and enjoy a day of educational and fun family activities. Great food, too! […]


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Farm family overnight campout at Coppal House Farm 8/16!

Join us for a night of camping under the stars at the farm! Bring your own tent and sleeping gear, and either enjoy dinner at home, or feel free to come a little earlier and bring a picnic. We’ll provide […]


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Annual Hampton Beach Children’s Festival 8/11-8/15! Fun happens daily!

The Annual Hampton Beach Children’s Festival is the family fun event of the summer, kicking off on Monday, August 11th with a magic show by BJ Hickman on the famous Hampton Beach Seashell Stage at 10 a.m., and building up […]


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FREE Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshops 8/9! Watch your thumbs.

There’s no reason your child shouldn’t be put to work swinging a hammer. Well, maybe not at your house, but Lowe’s welcomes all little builders to their house! Also, each participant receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch […]


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FREE event! Disney’s Frozen Friday at Barnes & Noble 8/1!

Come in and cool off at our Olaf Party!  There will be crafts, a storytime and an opportunity for a photograph with a standee of Olaf!  Stick around until 7pm, when we will have a sing-along, a storytime and a […]


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‘Meet the Beach Creatures’ family program at Joppa Flats every Tuesday – Sunday!

Hot or cold, wet or dry, when summer comes, families looking for all-weather activities for all ages are invited to drop in at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center for fun hands-on learning and to meet tide pool beach creatures! […]


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Ahoy mateys! Sail Portsmouth Tall Ships Festival all weekend!

Get up close and personal for some schooner fun for this year’s Sail Portsmouth event! The 170-foot Mystic will lead the Parade of Sail up the Piscataqua, and will be joined by “America’s Privateer”, Lynx. A great event for pirates […]


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“Free Fun Fridays” in Boston! Over 60 places to visit! FREE!

Just imagine, every week for 10 weeks this summer, you’ll have a new set of places to take the kids, check out with your buddies, or just straggle into by yourself! This summer, dozens of museums and other cultural institutions in […]


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Sidewalk Astronomy in Market Square. Free views of the moon and stars (up close)!

On a recent trip to Market Square, I noticed a crowd gathered around some pretty impressive telescopes. Turns out, there’s a group that sets up their equipment free for the public to view the night’s sky. How fun! Offered once […]


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Stonewall Kitchen’s annual community Charity Pancake Breakfast 7/26. YUM.

For the eighth year in a row, local specialty food manufacturer and retailer, Stonewall Kitchen will host its annual community Charity Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Stonewall Kitchen Headquarters in York, Maine. Breakfast will be served […]


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Shrek & Fiona Fairytale Faire Luncheon at Prescott Park 7/26. Buy your tickets!

This is your chance to meet the cast of Shrek, enjoy fun games and activities, and more, followed by a matinee performance of Shrek The Musical with a reserved seating area. Complimentary lunch provided by The Rosa Restaurant and an […]


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Chunky’s Sensory Friendly Showing: Planes: Fire & Rescue

Chunky’s offers monthly screenings for children with autism or other special needs. We will keep our theater lights up, the sound of the film turned down, and no 3D. Our audience members are allowed to walk around, dance, shout or […]


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“How to Talk So Kids Will Listen … and Listen So Kids Will Talk” Parenting Workshops 7/29.

Tired of having to repeat things 20 times? Do you wish your child would just listen and cooperate!?!? To the rescue! Families First presents “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen … and Listen So Kids Will Talk “, a […]


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Vintage Baseball Double Header at Spencer-Pierce Little Farm 7/27

Watch two of the five teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Nine, the Portsmouth Rockinghams, and the new (old) Georgetown Samosets, play baseball using 1860s rules. At these fun, […]


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Printable outdoor scavenger hunts! Guaranteed 45 minutes of peace!

The thing about kids is…they always need something to do. Last week we moved to a new house. Ever tried packing up an entire house in the summer humidity with two kids underfoot crying about being bored, hungry and bored? […]


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