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Saturday, July 14th Events

Teddy Bear Picnic

Time: 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Place: Charmingfare Farm, 774 High Road, Candia, NH
Price: $17.00 per admission. Children 23 months and under are free!
Ages: All

In honor of Teddy Bear Picnic Day (July 10th), we will be hosting our own picnic here at the farm. Children and adults alike should plan on visiting Charmingfare Farm on Saturday, July 14th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Bring the whole family and join in on all the festivities. Be sure to bring your teddy bear with you so s/he can participate in all the celebration as well.

We'll have our very own teddy bear doctor here to check up on your furry friend, bear games, and a game of hide and seek teddy. You will, of course, be able to enjoy a picnic lunch with your teddy bear on our grounds. Feel free to pack your own lunch or enjoy our tasty burgers and hot dogs. We will also have a teddy bear parade and throughout the day you can meet with our black bear keeper. Bring the whole family and enjoy a tractor train rides, horse-drawn hay ride, and pony ride.


Staged Reading: The Substance of Fire

Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook and Main St., West Chesterfield, NH
Price: $6
Ages: Older

Acclaimed playwright Jon Robin Baitz has long been preoccupied with the drama of parents and children divided by politics and memory. It's the theme of his Tony-nominated new play Other Desert Cities, currently on Broadway, as well as the earlier piece that we present. In The Substance of Fire a family publishing business is torn apart in the struggle for control between a tyrannical father and his adult children. Christopher Emily Coutant and Michael Fox Kennedy will direct and also appear in the play. Other members of the cast are Sara Vitale, Ben Stockman, & Richard Epstein. 

Balafon Music & Story

Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St., Peterborough, NH
Price: $10
Ages: n/a

An evening of balafon music and story from West Africa with Guinean master percussionist and griot Abou Sylla and guests Famoro Dioubate and Yamoussa Camara. Admission $10. Drum and Balafon workshops also available this weekend.

13th Annual Powwow & Drum Competition

Time: 10:00 am
Place: Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum,
Price: Admission is $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for children with discounts for families, students, and seniors.  Museum members are admitted free.
Ages: All

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is pleased to announce that the 13th Annual Intertribal Powwow will host a drum competition for the first time.

The powwow begins on July 14 at 10 a.m. at the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum and runs to July 15 at 4 p.m.

Two host drums will supply music for the weekend and other Native American drums are invited to enter the drum competition.

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum’s 13th Annual Intertribal Powwow welcomes the entire community to spend the weekend with activities for the whole family.
“Most people don’t realize that the event is about more than competitions.  It’s really a way for Native American participants to socialize with one another.  Non-native visitors get the chance to learn about new cultures through music, dance, arts, crafts, and food,” says the museum’s Executive Director Lynn Clark.

Admission is $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for children with discounts for families, students, and seniors.  Museum members are admitted free. Those who become members at the Powwow will receive free admission as well.

For more information about Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum’s 13th Annual Intertribal Powwow and, to view a complete list of upcoming events, visit

Dog Day

Time: 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Place: Settlers' Green Outlet Village, 2 Common Court, North Conway, NH
Ages: All

Bring the family and pooch for a fun day.  Agility course, kissing booth, dog costume photos, doggie swimming pools and much more.  Free treats and water at participating doggie friendly stores!

Summer Carnival

Time: 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Place: Waterville Valley, Town Square, Waterville Valley, NH
Price: Call for pricing
Ages: All

The Waterville Valley Recreation Department hosts its annual carnival with games, T-shirt tie-dying, 100-foot obstacle course, bounce house, live music and fun for the entire family. Call for pricing. Phone: 236-4695

Music Festival

Time: Gates open at 10:00 am
Place: Oak Park, 791 Forest Rd., Greenfield, NH
Price: Kids 6-12 $5/Kids under 6 Free/Adults $15 in advance, $20 day of show
Ages: All

A day of great fun and great music. Enjoy local food, arts, yoga, kids village, activities, vendors, and music! 

Performances by Adeem with High Fidelity Sound System, Ghost Dinner Band, All Good Feel Good Collective, The Youngest Sun, Willie J Laws Band, Redwing Blackbird, Luther Guitar Johnson with Otis and the Elevators, Folksoul, The Birch Benders, Great Groove Theory, Sheepdip, State of the Block.

Camping is available directly across the street at Greenfield State Park. For park info, visit


Stormy Weather Hike

Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Horatio Colony Nature Preserve, Daniels Rd., Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Storm events leave tell-tale evidence in our forests. Join us for a hike in search of blow downs, pointer trees, and more. We will use Tom Wessel’s Reading the Forested Landscape as a guide for our exploration. The group will also visit sites highlighted in the Preserve’s Summer Quest, a guided treasure hunt for natural and historic wonders.

Contra Dance Nelson

Time: 7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Place: Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Rd., Nelson, NH
Price: $8 adults/ $6 students
Ages: All

Nelson NH Contra Dance sponsored by The Monadnock Folklore Society every second Saturday.
Workshop/lesson 7:30, Dance 8:00-11:00
$8 ($6 for students and seniors)
For more information, phone (603) 762-0235; email; or see

10th Annual Florediem Daylily Festival

Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Florediem Flower Farm, 313 Hill Rd., Alstead, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Beautiful Flowers and Art join forces as Florediem Gardens and Walpole artisans come together in an event that is sure to please the eye. The viewing is priceless but the event is free.

Stroll through our gardens at their most beautiful! Bring a picnic, the lemonade and iced tea is free. Over 500 varieties of daylilies will enchant you. There is seating for elders under our tent.

Florediem Flower Farm is located in a picturesque valley in southern New Hampshire, close to the Connecticut River. The gardens are set among the hayfields and woodlands of an 1813 farmstead. These fabulous gardens display over 500 different varieties of daylilies in almost every color from the palest of pastels to the brightest of reds, oranges and yellows. While Florediem Farm is primarily a daylily nursery, they also provide hostas, perennials, and seasonal cut flowers for bouquets and special occasions.

The Walpole Artisans will be showcasing their locally handmade Fine Art and Crafts at Florediem this year, available for perusal and purchase, on Saturday, July 14th, from 10am-4pm. Tents and tables will be onsite featuring a fine selection of paintings, photography, glass, jewelry, vintage art, wearables, photography, woodworking, and more, favoring floral motifs. This is the first collaboration of The Walpole Artisans and Florediem Flower Farm, and if successful, should prove to be a popular annual event!

This year the Florediem Daylily Festival is a great opportunity to leisurely walk through these magnificent gardens while they are at their most beautiful. Have questions about color, shade vs. sun, early vs. late? No problem, there are always knowledgeable daylily growers to help you make decisions about any daylily purchases. After you make your floral choices, peruse the Fine Arts and Crafts of The Walpole Artisans, and relax with a picnic lunch or a glass of Florediem Farm’s ice tea or lemonade, while your selections are dug for you. You are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic and spend some time enjoying the property. What a great opportunity to find some beautiful flowers to enhance the beauty outside your home and the fine craftsmenship of the Walpole Artisans to enhance the beauty inside your home. You could also get some of your Holiday/Event shopping done early! Find it all at the 10th Annual Florediem Daylily Festival.

Open Mic Poetry & Prose

Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Village Square Booksellers, 32 The Square, Bellows Falls, VT
Price: Free
Ages: All

Every 2nd Saturday. Open Mic Poetry and short stories hosted by the River Voices.
Read your own poetry or short story (1-2 pages), read from a favorite book, or just listen.
Comfortable atmosphere. Refreshments served.
Call for a reservation to read or listen: 802-463-9404. Free. 802-463-9404

Lyme Disease Authors Unite

Time: 11:00 am
Place: The Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough, NH
Price: Free

Ages: Older

Local authors Katina Makris and Laura Piazza are teaming up to present a free educational event on Lyme disease. You will learn valuable Lyme disease prevention strategies, lifestyle changes you can implement that promote healing from any illness and about the body-mind-spirit healing pathway available in all of us. Katina Makris, CCH, CIH, author of the award winning recovery memoir and treatment guide, Out of the Woods has united with Laura Piazza, author of the popular cookbook Recipes for Repair: A Lyme Disease Cookbook, that features the successful doctor-written anti-inflammatory diet. These knowledgeable women are passionate about helping others prevent, cope with and recover from Lyme disease, the fastest spreading infectious illness in the USA. Steeped in personal and professional Lyme disease experience, Katina and Laura will be co- presenting over the upcoming months.

Wildlife Identification

Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Edward MacDowell Lake, 75 Wilder St., Peterborough, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Meet at the office. Phone: 924-3431

Passport to Imagination

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Micheals Craft Store, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Make a Jan Koi fish kite and flag. Free craft. Come anytime between hours above.

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