Grain Surfboard will host its sixth annual Surf Re-Evolution at 60 Brixham Road in York on Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Held on the farm in and out of the barns and buildings, what was once a little potluck and movie with some friends has grown to the point where this maker of fine, handmade wooden surf boards welcomes hundreds of people every year to the event. It's a packed day of surf films, surf art, live music, wood-fired surf wax making and much more, with plenty of food cooked by some of the area's cooler chefs and beer from some of the finest local breweries. Custom wood-burned art by Randy Gaetano will be showcased in the hay barn.
Go & Do
What: Surf Re-Evolution
When: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept 24
Where: Grain Surfboards, 60 Brixham Road, York
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.grainsurfboards.com/stories/re-ev-2016, (207) 457-5313
Stalking the wild
Visualize Saturday. It's 6 a.m., half hour to sunrise. Birders from around New England are joking with each other while sipping cups of coffee and training their high-powered scopes on an expanse of dawn-flushed ocean. It's 10:30 a.m. Wide-eyed kids are netting bugs out of a pond and rushing to show them to scientists in hip waders. This is Bioblitz! – the Seacoast Science Center's daylong species search in Odiorne Point State Park in Rye. On Saturday, Sept. 24 families and nature enthusiasts of all ages will explore alongside scientists and field experts to find and record data on as many different species in the park as possible in one day, creating a valuable catalog of the region's biodiversity. You can sign up to participate for all or part of the day. Please register in advance. For full details and to register, go to www.seacoastsciencecenter.org or call (603) 436-8043.
Go & Do
When: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24
Where: Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye
Tickets: $10 per person, $30 per family, free for Seacoast Science Center members.
More info: www.seacoastsciencecenter.org, (603) 436-8043
All things gossimer
The 12th annual Portsmouth Fairy House Tour is on for Sept. 24 and 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the historic South End neighborhood of Portsmouth. More than 200 fairy houses built by local artists, florists, businesses and local school children – including 10 built by creative professions and judged by a panel of judges – will spring up on the grounds of Gov. John Langdon House, Strawbery Banke Museum, Prescott Park and Peirce Island. Tracy Kane, author and illustrator of the Fairy House Series, will be on hand both days to greet ticket holders and sign autographs. Expect dance performances throughout the event. For more details and to buy tickets, go to www.portsmouthfairyhousetour.com, www.prescottpark.org. Proceeds benefit local non-profits.
What: Portsmouth Fairy House Tour
When: Sept. 24 and 25
Where: Portsmouth's South End
Tickets: Advance tickets are $25 per family (two adults, two children or one adult, four children), $12 per adult, $8 per senior and $4 per child ages 3 to 12. Day of: $$30 family, $15 adult, $10 senior, $5 child. .
Info: www.portsmouthfairyhousetour.com, www.prescottpark.org
The New Hampshire Furniture Masters' exhibition of exquisitely handcrafted furniture culminates Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth with a silent auction of "small works" from 1 to 5 p.m., then a live auction of larger creations at 5:15 p.m. You can bid on the treasures or just watch the show. Afterwards a $50 ticket gets you in to dinner with the Furniture Masters.
Go & Do
What: Furniture Masters Silent and Live Auction
When: Sept. 25, 1-5 for silent auction; live auction at 5: 15 p.m.
Where: 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth
More info: www.furnituremasters.org, email@example.com, 433-5774.