Textured Seacoast scenes in Exeter

Fabric artist Nancy Morgan is showing her textured scenes of coastal life at the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery Shop at 130 Water St. in Exeter. Morgan has lived on the Seacoast all her life and that familiarity is lovingly captured in her handiwork. Anyone who loves fabric and texture will enjoy this exhibit, open through Dec. 31. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. More information is available at www.seacoastartist.org, 603-778-8856, www.nancymorganart.com.

Supreme Court Justice Breyer at Music Hall Sept. 29

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer brings his national bestseller "The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities," just released in paperback, to The Music Hall’s historic theater at 28 Chestnut St. in Portsmouth at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. In this original, far-reaching, and timely book, Justice Breyer examines the work of the Supreme Court and its role in an increasingly interconnected world. Written with unique authority and perspective, he reveals an emergent reality few Americans observe directly but one that affects the life of every one of us. Tickets are $13.75, $11.75 for members. The purchase of a book voucher is required and will be redeemed for a signed copy. Tickets must be purchased through The Music Hall Box Office, located at 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, or over the phone at 436-2400.

Opening reception at The Woodman 

The Woodman Museum is pleased to unveil a new exhibition of paintings by Pat Hardy, a longtime artist from North Berwick, Maine. Opening reception will take place Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Thom Hindle Gallery at the Woodman (formerly the Keefe House Gallery) at 182 Central Ave., Dover. This exhibition, primarily watercolors with some oil paintings along with a couple of masterful drawings, captures her experiences as one who has traveled and painted extensively. The works depict scenes from some of her favorite destinations, from Italy to Scotland, New Mexico to Hawai’i, from Baja to Barrington. The exhibit runs through Nov. 13 and is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The artist will give a gallery talk about her work on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 1:30 in the afternoon, open to all. Admission to the gallery is free. For more information, contact the Woodman Museum at 603-742-1038, or e-mail Executive Director Wes LaFountain at director@woodmanmuseum.org.

N.H. Fall Festival Oct. 8

Strawbery Banke’s NH Fall Festival, presented each Columbus Day weekend since 2009, creates a traditional New England country fair complete with demonstrations from craftspeople, heritage breed and farm animal exhibits, farm animal and livestock demonstrations, presentations on heirloom seeds and food preservation tips, fiber arts, demonstrations and exhibits on historic crafts and industries, coopering, candle-making workshop in the Horticultural Center, garden tours and demonstrations. This year's festival is on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature members of the League of N.H. Craftsmen and dozens of traditional craftspeople and heritage livestock breeders. Event admission is the same as regular daily admission with children under 5, members and active duty military/families admitted free.