Jim Messina performs March 14 in Rochester

Musician, songwriter, singer, supremely talented guitarist, member of the folk rock group Buffalo Springfield, founding member of Country Rock pioneer Poco, half the soft rock duo, Loggins and Messina: Few musical artists résumés list membership in a band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame; fewer still can lay claim to being a founding member of the seminal band credited with creating Country Rock; and only one artist can include all the above in addition to being one half of the most successful duo of the 1970s. That person is Jim Messina who will be performing on Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m. at the Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester. For more information and tickets, visit www.rochesteroperahouse.com.

6th annual Clover Run 5K March 16

Smuttynose Brewery and St. Patrick's Academy present the 6th annual Clover Run 5K at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 16 at  Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton. The event will include live Irish music from the band Madra Rua, a beer tent, food, prizes, face painting, long-sleeve T-shirts and goodies to the first 300 participants. The event will be family and canine-friendly. Participants should dress in their best St. Patrick Day costume to compete for a grand prize. Kids ages 3-6 can participate in a free kids fun run with prizes for all. Preregistered runners can pick up bibs, T-shirts and goodies at Smuttynose Brewery on Friday, March 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. Runners can register day of race day from 9 to 10 a.m., at Smuttynose. Cost of registration the day of the race is $45. To register online, visit http://www.lightboxreg.com/index.php?func=&eid=0&mobile=0.

A tribute to Neil Diamond March 15 and 16

There'll be a Neil Diamond Tribute Show performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at Roger's Pizza, 869 Central Ave. in Dover. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call (603) 767-6928 for more information. Enjoy hits like "Love on the Rocks" with "Sweet Caroline."

Penhallow to perform March 19

The Friends of the Dover Public Library will host Portsmouth-based Celtic band Penhallow in the Lecture Hall at the Dover Public Library on Tuesday evening, March 19 at 7 p.m. Musicians Bill Zecker, Tyler Buck, Joe Fuller, Lloyd Allen, and Jeff Murdock will play a medley of Irish instrumental and vocal music during this traditional Irish sessions performance. Admission is free. The public is welcome. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at (603) 516-6050.

Fraud on Tap session presented by AARP

Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. And the con artists steal a whopping $18 billion a year.  Everybody can use a few tips about outsmarting the fraudsters and that is why AARP New Hampshire is offering a new program called Fraud on Tap. The evening is designed to marry fraud trivia with happy hour. There'll be a Fraud on Tap session from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 at Throwback Brewery, 7 Hobbs Road, North Hampton. Discussing fraud prevention can lack excitement, so a little excitement has been injected into Fraud on Tap:  free drink, yummy appetizers, fraud trivia, and cool prizes. Learn the latest on identity theft, cyber safety, investment fraud and more at an upcoming Fraud on Tap event. Session is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required.  Registration is available at aarp.cvent.com/FraudOnTap

Sacred Circle Dance for Spring Equinox

There'll be a Sacred Circle Dance for the Spring Equinox on Friday, March 22 at 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth Center for Yoga and the Arts, 95 Albany St. #14, Portsmouth. People in all cultures, throughout history and across the world, dance. Join in this tradition with dances from a multi-cultural folk background accessible to many ages, body types and experience levels. Steps will be taught so no experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5-15. For more info, email amyla44@juno.com or portsmouthyoga.com/vlt6082.htm

Cryptanalysis talk on March 19

Dr. Michael Schroeder will talk about five classic short stories and show how they can be used to promote the reading of good literature as well as teach the basics of Cryptanalysis, in lecture at the Berwick Public Library on Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. The study or hobby of Cryptanalysis, the deciphering of coded messages, has been used in recent years to draw students into the STEM disciplines. However, it can also be used to introduce students to the works of well known 19th- and 20th-century authors. The Berwick Public Library is located at 103 Old Pine Hill Road. Library hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The telephone number is (207) 698-5737, and on the Web at www.berwick.lib.me.us.

Free piano recital March 17

On Sunday March 17 at 2 p.m., the students of piano teacher Paul Dykstra will perform a recital at the Middle Street Baptist Church in Portsmouth. Admission is free and this event is open to the public. All ages and styles of music will be represented. The church is located at 18 Court St., in Portsmouth.