Talk about local railroads Nov. 7

LEE – The Lee Historical Society and the Lee Library will present a program by well-known Lee resident Randy Stevens at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Stevens is an expert on the railroads that passed through New Hampshire and especially Lee. He is the author of the book “The Railroad that Passed through Lee 1874-1934.”

Stevens will bring to life the fascinating history of rail traffic that passed along a route that is now Calef Highway or Route 125.

The program is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Safety Complex on George Bennett Road in Lee. Refreshments will be served at the end of the program.

Exeter’s Annual Festival of Trees on Nov. 29

EXETER – The 2018 Festival of Trees (FOT) in Exeter will be Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will spotlight underwriters of the event. Several local businesses and sponsors have already stepped up to show their support for the event.

Proceeds from FOT will provide vouchers for warm winter clothing to families in need. Admission is free to the public.

To view photos of last year’s event visit For more information, contact the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce at (603) 772-2411.

'Tinkercad' at the Dover Public Library

DOVER – “Tinkercad” at the Dover Public Library is a class for adults and high school students to learn how to use the free online application that allows individuals to create and print out their 3D designs. The Dover Public Library has a 3D printer and this class will teach students how to construct objects for printing. Anyone with basic computer skills will benefit from this class. Each student will create and print their own key chain by the end of the workshop. “Tinkercad” is a two session workshop and required advanced registration.

To register for the Nov. 14 session visit

To register for the Nov. 15 session which is geared toward children grades three and up visit . For more information, contact technology librarian Peggy Thrasher by calling (603) 516-6050.

Slow Food Seacoast hosts Thanksgiving Dinner
ELIOT – Slow food Seacoast is hosting its 13th annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Families and attendees are encouraged to register in advance and bring an inspiring side-dish from a traditional recipe, heirloom ingredient, or foraged food.

Slow Food Seacoast has made progress promoting to local farm and food movement in the past decade by creating year-round farmer’s markets and school gardens. The Thanksgiving dinner will be at Green Acres Retreat Center in Eliot, Maine.

For more information visit

Old-fashioned Christmas at Tendercrop Farm
DOVER – Tendercrop Farm at the Red Barn in Dover will host Old Fashion Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 1. Children can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event will also include tractor rides, story telling, gingerbread man decorating and much more.

Tendercrop Farm at the Red Barn is located at 123 Dover Point Road in Dover.

Project Upcycle seeking designers
PORTSMOUTH – 3S Artspace, Recovergirl, and Goodwill Northern New England are presenting “Project Upcycle” a design competition to promote regional designers and sustainable fashion.

Anyone with a passion for design is encouraged to apply (must be at least 18 and a New England resident). Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three designers. To apply for the competition visit

The applications deadline is Dec. 21. Designers will be announced Jan. 18 2019 and the competition will be from March 28 to March 30, 2019. For more information, contact executive director of 3S Artspace Beth Falconer by calling (603) 766-3330 or email

Prayer service for veterans Nov. 11

ROCHESTER – Trinity Anglican Church will offer special prayer service for veterans on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.

The church is located at Rochester, 180 Rochester Hill Road, October 29, 2018– Trinity Anglican church will offer a special Veterans Day Service at their current location.

Whereas most often services of this type are designed to be a general honorific for veterans, this service is different. It is designed with the veteran in mind first and foremost. This prayer service will include a litany of prayers for those who have gone through combat, deployment or service, as well as other ceremonies to help veterans heal from the spiritual and moral wounds of war.

All veterans are invited, and Reboot Combat Recovery Alumni are also invited as well.

For more information, contact Rev. Matthew Mirabile at 603-332-4121 or email at

Free Movie Night Nov. 10

ELIOT – On Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m., the inspirational movie "I Can Only Imagine" will be show at the Eliot United Methodist Church.

Have you ever felt rejected, or broken? Before he became the lead singer of MercyMe, Bart Millard suffered through a painful childhood, which led to him building walls around his heart. This movie follows his journey to redemption.

The movie is free and free childcare will be provided.

Eliot UMC is located at 238 Harold L. Dow Hwy in Eliot, Maine. For more info, call 207-439-6593 or visit

National tour of 'Christmas Carol' in Rochester

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Opera House, in association with PerSeverance Productions and CMI Entertainment Inc, presents two special sneak preview performances of the 2018 National Touring company’s production of Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol.

With script adaptation, direction, and a flawless performance as Scrooge, by award-winning 40-year theater veteran Scott H. Severance, this new adaptation of Dickens’ ever popular classic fills the stage with first class professional actors, lush costumes, stunning sets and puppetry, song and dance, a heavy dose of humor, and a timeless message with the music of 26 beloved traditional carols of the season woven into the classic tale.

The shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Nov. 20 and 21. Reserve tickets online or call the box office (603) 335-1992, M/W/F from 10-5pm and 2-hours before the show.

Two concerts for the holiday

KENNEBUNKPORT – The First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport is pleased to announce two special musical events to be held during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

The Thanksgiving Hymn Sing will take place on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. An offering received will be given to community charitable assistance, for winter heating, shelter, and food.

The second musical event will be the church’s annual Christmas Prelude Concert on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

First Congregational Church is located 1.5 miles south of the Seacoast Trolley Museum where Log Cabin Rd. becomes North St. The church is next to Arundel Cemetery, and the Kennebunkport Historical Society. Directions from Kennebunkport’s Dock Square are Spring St. to a left on Maine St., bear right on North St. and follow North St. to First Congregational Church on the right. For directions or more information, you may call the church office on Tuesdays at (207) 967-3897.