Gather to End Hunger Festival Aug. 11

The second annual Gather to End Hunger Festival is will take place at Applecrest Farm in Hampton from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. The Soggy Po' Boys, Hayley Jane and the Primates, and the Ryan Montbleau Band will perform. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Gather, formerly the Seacoast Family Food Pantry. Adult tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door. Kids’ tickets for kids aged 4-12 are $5, and kids under three get in free. In addition to Applecrest Farm's food and beverage service, there will be several food trucks on hand also. There will be a giant soccer ball-shapped bouncy house, face-painting and more in the Kid Zone. Free water stations will be available for those who bring water bottles. Bring a chair or blanket. Event information and tickets are available at For more information, visit

Country Music Festival Aug. 12

The fourth annual New England Country Music Festival will take place this Sunday, Aug. 12 at Cisco Brewers Portsmouth (formerly Redhook Brewery) and will feature both new and returning artists, along with additional food options. On tap are musical artists are Chase Rice, Drake White, Michael Tyler, Mitchell Tenpenny, Timmy Brown, Annie Brobst and April Cushman. The music runs from 1 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $40, general admission; $45, PIT; children 12 and under free; $15, premiere parking pass; available at or at the festival. Event is rain or shine, and family-friendly. No outside food and drink allowed. Visit

Hitchcock at the Hamilton house
Bring a blanket, chairs, and picnic to enjoy "The 39 Steps, Live Radio Play" by Joe Landry, Friday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11, 6 p.m., with a matinee performance, Sunday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m., in the gardens at Historic New England’s Hamilton House. Inspired by Hitchcock's classic tale, "The 39 Steps" is presented by Radio Mystery Theatre, complete with period actors, vintage-style commercials, sound effects, and the twists and turns of this romantic thriller. Tickets are $8 for Historic New England members; $15, nonmember adults; $10, nonmember seniors; $5, children (ages 6-17), and children under 6 are admitted free. Hamilton House is located at 40 Vaughan's Lane, adjacent to Vaughan Woods State Park, one mile off Route 236 in South Berwick.  Advance tickets recommended. Call 207-384-2454 for more information or buy online at

It's a big Hitchcock weekend at 3S, too

3S Artspace is hosting a Hitchcock Movie Marathon on Saturday, Aug. 11. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and movies begin at noon. "Rear Window" is first, followed by "The Birds" at 2:10 p.m. and "Vertigo" at 4:25 p.m. Tickets are $7 per movie for members; $10, General Admission. You can purchase an all-day Marathon Pass for $20. Children 14 and under admitted free, must be accompanies by parent or guardian. Event is all ages and seated, with tables and couches available for you to stake out, and the popcorn is free. Other snacks and drinks available for purchase.

Marvin Gaye's music celebrated in Kittery

On Friday, Aug. 10th The Dance Hall in Kittery will present a live concert of Marvin Gaye’s Epic Soul Suite “What’s Going On?” Experience the sound of silky rhythm-and-blues, string-laden pop, gospel sensibilities, and jazz with a message of justice and spiritual redemption. Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased at

Community block party to benefit SOS Recovery

ROCHESTER -  Liberty Street, in front of the SOS Recovery Community Center in Rochester will be the site of a family friendly block party on Sunday, Aug.12 from noon to 4 p.m. during the “SOS Rocks The Block Party”, hosted by SOS Recover Community Organization. The event is being held to celebrate recovery from alcohol and substance misuse, and will feature information about area resources, as well as family fun, food, and games. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Rain date will be Sunday, Aug. 19. For more information about SOS Recover Community Center, call (603) 841-2350 or go to