Out and About Calendar!

April 14
Friday/5 to 6:30 p.m.
Peeps Diorama Contest and Party
Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite diorama. Partygoers enjoy Peeps-themed refreshments, including a Peeps s’more roast in the parking lot (weather permitting).
>> Library Arts Center, 58 North Main Street, Newport, N.H.
>> Free
>> libraryartscenter.org

April 15
Saturday/9:30 a.m. 1st grade and under
Saturday/10:30 a.m.  2nd grade and older
Annual Egg Hunt
Come meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, and visit with your friends! Wear your mud boots and remember your Easter Baskets!
>> Arrowhead Recreation Area, 18 Robert Easter Way, Claremont, N.H.
>> Free
>> claremontnh.com

April 15
Saturday/8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Safe Sitter® Training
This medically accurate program teaches girls and boys age 11 to 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. Students get hands-on practice in basic lifesaving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis. Preregistration required.
>> New London Hospital, 273 County Road, New London, N.H.
>> $50
>> newlondonhospital.org

April 22
Saturday/1 p.m.
Discover Vernal Pools
Spring peepers and the quacking of wood frogs can be heard in vernal pools when the woods wake up in the spring. Bring the whole family for a learning adventure and discover who lives there and why they these temporary habitats are so important.
>> The Fells, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, N.H.
>> Free
>> lakesunapee.org

April 27
Thursday/10 a.m.
In an electrifying show unlike any other, ArcAttack takes kids on an interactive journey of discovery to learn the science behind the amazing show they see on stage. ArcAttack inspires curiosity about physics, mathematics, chemistry and engineering. Recommended for grades 4 to 9.
>> Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> $4 to $10
>> lebanonoperahouse.org

April 28
Friday/7 to 9 p.m.
Middle School Fun Night
Middle schoolers are invited to enjoy music, food, games and fun in the pool. A collaborative initiative of UVAC and Hartford Parks and Recreation.
>> Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Lane, White River Junction, Vt.
>> $5
>> uvacswim.org

April 30
Sunday/1 p.m.
Earth Gardens and the Seeds of Life: Planting a Traditional Family Garden
Celebrate spring with a gardening program for the whole family. The day includes storytelling, music, hands-on demonstrations, activities and suggestions for garden recipes, crafts and games. Preregistration required.
>> Morrill Homestead Education Center & Grounds, 214 Morrill Memorial Highway, Strafford, Vt.
>> $5 per person, $10 per family
>> morrillhomestead.org

May 2 to 30
Tuesdays/10 to 11 a.m.
Blooms, Buds and Bugs
April showers bring May flowers. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the beauty of spring. First four meetings are at LSPA, last is at The Fells.
>> Lake Sunapee Protective Association, 63 Main Street, Sunapee Harbor, N.H.
>> The Fells, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, N.H.
>> Free
>> lakesunapee.org

May 6 and 7
Saturday and Sunday/10 a.m.
Opening Weekend at The Fort at No. 4
Visit the various homes within the 18th-century fortified village and engage in period games. View period cooking, baking, spinning, sewing, artillery and musket demonstrations.
>> The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road, Charlestown, N.H.
>> Tickets $5 to $10, children under 5 free
>> fortat4.com

May 11
Thursday/10 a.m.
A frolicking little puppy named Biscuit loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. Along the way, Biscuit learns about the joys of having a family. Recommended for preschool to grade 3.
>> Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> $4 to $10
>> lebanonoperahouse.org

May 13
Saturday/11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cow Pie Bingo
One ticket gives a family of four admission to a spring day full of fun — including a Cow Pie Bingo square (and a chance to win $500), music, crafts, games, lunch, all-you-can-eat ice cream and a silent auction.
>> Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School, 104 Lyme Road, Hanover, N.H.
>> $25 per family includes all activities and food
>> hampshirecooperative.org

May 16
Tuesday/10 a.m.
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun
Lucy is one of a kind and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy’s defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs her help. This tasty musical empowers children when faced with bullying to always do the right thing. Recommended for preschool to grade 4.
>> Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green, Woodstock, Vt.
>> $6
>> pentanglearts.org

May 20
Saturday/2 to 4 p.m.
Kite Day at Balch Hill
Join the Hanover Conservancy for a joyous and colorful afternoon of kite-flying in the breezes of Balch Hill. This annual favorite, sponsored by Red Kite Candy of Bradford, Vt., makes for great family fun and includes snacks.
>> Balch Hill Natural Area, Hanover, N.H.
>> Free
>> hanoverconservancy.org

May 27
Saturday/11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open Fields Medieval Festival
The Thetford Green comes alive with the sights and sounds of a medieval village. There will be food, performances, crafts, games and other activities for kids large and small. Costumes encouraged.
>> The Green, Academy Road, Thetford, Vt.
>> $7/person, age 4 and under free
>> vtmedfest.com