Community block party to benefit SOS Recovery Aug. 12

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


Walk to benefit Eric Brazier Memorial Fund

The 11th annual One Step At A Time Memory Walk will take pace on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the RiverRidge Neurorehabilitation Center in Kennebunk, Maine. The walk will benefit the Eric Brazier Memorial Fund which was established in his memory to profide for the personal needs of the resident of the RiverRidge Brain Injury Center and for activities and projects to improve their quality of life. Since it was created in 2007, the fun has provided more than $50,000 to enrich the live of RiverRidge residents. The walk gets its name from a song Brazier used to sing titled, "One Step At A Time." The fund was created after Brazier died on June 16, 2007. For more information about making a donation or to receive a sponsor packet for the walk, contact Missy Flayhan at or

Spaulding High School Class of '58 Reunion

The Spaulding High School Class of 1958 will meet for a noon luncheon to celebrate its 60th reunion on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Newick's Seafood in Dover. For more information, contact (603) 332-2219 or (603) 332-2735

An afternoon of music at Rye library
The Swinging Duo of Ben Baldwin and Kent Allyn perform a concert on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. at Rye Public Library. A staple of the Rye library's Summer Music Series, these accomplished musicians will present their unique combination of elegant swing music and funky rhythm and blues. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Library Director Andy Richmond at (603) 964-8401 or or visit

Celebrating Maine's wildlife with poetry Aug. 15

Hop aboard the Maine Poetry Express community reading at Rice Public Library in Kittery. Community members in Kittery will select Maine poems, learn to perform those poems in a workshop with local poet Kimberly Cloutier Green, and host a community poetry-reading event on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m.  The event will feature music by singer/songwriter John Perrault. All are welcome to attend the reading. No registration necessary. For more information, call (207) 439-1553.

Yard and Book Sale Aug. 18

The Rochester Historical Society’s annual Yard and Book sale is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the museum grounds at 58 Hanson St. This is one of the major fundraisers that helps to support the operating expenses of the museum, including heat, lights, and telephone. The museum has received many donations of a wide variety of household and kitchen items, toys, knickknacks, tools, books, puzzles, craft supplies and much more, so you are sure to find something to buy and support the RHS Museum. The rain date is the following Saturday. For more information, call (603) 330-3099 or e-mail

Visit UNH research farms Aug. 18

Growers and the public are invited to visit two research farms at the University of New Hampshire on the 6th annual Durham Farm Day Saturday, Aug. 18. The Woodman Horticultural Research Farm and the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, both facilities of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, will be open for free public tours. Tours of the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm will take place at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.; preregistration is required. To preregister, contact Theresa Walker of the Durham Agricultural Commission at or (603) 659-7226. Self-guided tours of the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors can observe the milking process at 3:30 p.m.

First New Hampshire Zine Fest Aug. 19

Wrong Brain is holding the first annual NH Zine Fest on Sunday, Aug. 19 at Sue's Space, located at 3 Front St., Suite B789 in Rollinsford. From noon to 6 p.m., the event has a $2 admission fee and will feature vendors, zine creators, workshops, demos, and speakers. There is a 7 p.m. after-party at the location with live bands and pizza. Find Wrong Brain and the event on Facebook and visit for more information.


Summer Evening in Paris Aug. 16

Have you dreamed of being in Paris on a beautiful summer evening? Well you are in luck because Jewelry Creations is bringing Paris to you! Join them for a three-day Paris-inspired trunk show from Aug. 16-18. The trunk show will feature never-before seen jewelry by internationally acclaimed Parisian designers including Belle Etoille, Les Georgettes and Paris bracelets. There'll be a reception with French-inspired food and drinks on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Jewelry Creations is located at 388 Central Ave., in downtown Dover.

Acclaimed A Far Cry musicians to perform Aug. 26

Musicians from Boston’s acclaimed string ensemble A Far Cry will perform as part of the 2018 Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music series on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. at The Dance Hall in Kittery. Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music is a community program of the Portsmouth Athenaeum. Violinists Jae Cosmos Lee and Jesse Irons, violists Jason Fisher and Sarah Darling, and cellists Jonathan Butler and Rafael Popper-Keizer, all members of A Far Cry, will perform Arnold Schoenberg’s early masterpiece sextet Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) Sextet for Strings, Op. 4; Mozart’s String Quintet No. 3 in C Major K.515 and Beethoven’s “Eyeglass” Duo for Viola and Cello.There is a suggested $20 at-the-door donation for the concert. Those interested in purchasing advance tickets can mail an appropriate check made out to The Portsmouth Athenaeum to P.O. Box 848, Portsmouth, NH 03802 with “HPCM” noted on the memo line. For more information on Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music or the Portsmouth Athenaeum, please visit

Supporting up-and-coming artists in Rochester
The Rochester Public Library is pleased to extend our presentation of the artwork of Samantha Eldredge, Megan Donahoe, and Krystal Stover, MindsEye Designs artists, to include the month of August. MindsEye Designs is a vocational program in the creative arts for adults with developmental disabilities. The primary focus is to encourage and explore creativity, acquire new skills, and to support people in their quest to become working artists. The Rochester Public Library is located at 65 South Main Street. The exhibit is free to the public, and all are welcome to attend.  For more information, call (603) 332-1428.

Chris Stapleton tribute Sept. 8 at Opera House

The Rochester Opera House will welcome Nobody to Blame, the ultimate Chris Stapleton tribute act, on Saturday, Sept. 8. This tribute to Chris Stapleton is the latest venture of Portland-based recording artist Shawn Theriault of American Ride. This tribute show is the most authentic concert with a talented group of musician's assembled from around New England. Special guests include David Jacquet of the LoFi Decibels and Rochester-native Matt Gelinas. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Reserve tickets online or call the box office (603) 335-1992. The Rochester Opera House is located in City Hall, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester NH.  Visit for more information.