September 9th - The 2nd Annual Kid Stuff Family FunFest!

Out and About Calendar

July 4
Tuesday/11 a.m.

Patriotic Sing-along and Pie Sale

Celebrate the nation’s independence singing along with others in the Mary Keane Chapel. Veterans are invited to come in uniform. Refreshments will be served.

>> Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 N.H. Route 4A, Enfield, N.H.

>> Free, donations accepted

>> shakermuseum.org

 

July 4
Tuesday/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Old Vermont 4th

Join in a patriotic family celebration featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, sack races, flag making, historic speeches and debates, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and a rousing game of baseball.

>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.

>> $4 to $14

>> billingsfarm.org

 

July 4
Tuesday/7 p.m.

Concert and Fireworks

Enjoy an Independence Day outdoor concert with The Flames and finish the night with fireworks at Storrs Hill.

>> Colburn Park, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.

>> Storrs Hill Ski Area, 60 Spring Street, Lebanon, N.H.

>> Free

>> lebanonnh.gov

 

July 4
Tuesday/6 p.m.

July 4 Celebration

Claremont comes together to celebrate Independence Day with local vendors selling food, drinks, and novelty items. A local band will play a variety of music including classic rock, country, and southern rock. Stay for a spectacular fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

>> Monadnock Park, 190 Broad Street, Claremont, N.H.

>> $1

>> claremontnh.com

 

July 4
Tuesday/10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

25th Annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Kick off the celebration with a parade starting at Hovey Lane and ending on the Dartmouth Green. After the parade, enjoy games, a pie eating contest, food, pony rides, live music, and crafts.

>> Dartmouth Green, Hanover, N.H.

>> Free

>> hanoverrec.com

 

July 6
Thursday/6 p.m.

New Hampshire Wildlife

Bring the family to meet live animals you might encounter in our forests, fields or wetlands. A representative from Squam Lakes Science Center will talk about what makes them well-suited for life in New Hampshire.

>> Lake Sunapee Protective Association Learning Center, 63 Main Street, Sunapee Harbor, N.H.

>> Free

>> lakesunapee.org

 

July 7 and 8
Friday and Saturday/6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Prouty

Participate in the biggest charity fundraiser in northern New England and make a difference in the fight against cancer. Enjoy great food, kids’ activities, fundraising prizes, live music and more!

>> Richmond Middle School, 63 Lyme Road, Hanover, N.H.

>> Free for cycling, walking, rowing and virtual; $50 registration fee for the Ultimate or Golf

>> theprouty.org

 

July 8
Saturday/11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your Teddy, a blanket, and picnic and enjoy entertainment, prizes and the traditional teddy bear parade.

>> Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee, N.H.

>> Free

>> projectsunapee.org

 

July 7 to 9 and 13 to 15
Thursday, Friday and Saturday/7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday/2 p.m. (July 8 and 9 only)

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Based on the beloved animated film, NCCT presents this “tale as old as time” featuring the amazing talent of the Upper Valley community. Family-friendly pricing to the afternoon performances while supplies last.

>> Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, NH

>> $13.50 to $23.50

>> lebanonoperahouse.org

 

July 14
Friday/8 p.m.

Movie in the Park

Join Hartford Parks and Recreation for an outdoor movie! Bring lawn chairs, blankets. Snacks and drinks will be available. A fun-filled night under the stars.

>> The Green, Quechee, Vt.

>> Free

>> hartfordrec.com

 

July 16
Sunday/1 to 5 p.m.

Splash Bash Pool Party

The whole family is invited to celebrate the height of summer with a party in the pool!

>> Lebanon Memorial Pool, 67 Pumping Station Road, Lebanon, N.H.

>> $1 per person

>> lebanonnh.gov

 

July 16
Sunday/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

National Ice Cream Day

Celebrate the great American dessert by making and sampling four delicious flavors of hand-cranked ice cream. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides and educational programs with our award-winning Jersey cows and a game of historic baseball.

>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.

>> $4 to $14

>> billingsfarm.org

 

June 17 to July 29
Saturday/5 to 6 p.m.

Try Football Days

Kids age 5 to 13 are invited to experience playing football with pads, a helmet, and other gear. The Mini Cardinal Football Coaching staff will be on hand to guide children through some simple drills, game play like moves, and other football related demonstrations.

>> Monadnock Park, 190 Broad Street, Claremont, N.H.

>> Free

>> claremontnh.com

 

July 18
Tuesday/10 to 11 a.m.

Junction Quest

Vital Communities hosts a 30-minute guided Valley Quest through historical downtown White River Junction. Follow the clues to a hidden treasure box!

>> Engine 494, White River Junction, Vt.

>> Free

>> hartfordrec.com

 

July 22
Saturday/9 a.m.

Go for FOOD Color Run 2017

Get ready to run, walk or stroll through 3 miles of crazy color fun. Bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Claremont Soup Kitchen. Register online.

>> Moody Park, 152 Maple Avenue, Claremont, N.H.

>> $40 per person, $30 if registered by July 22

>> claremontnh.com

 

July 22
Saturday/1 to 3 p.m.

Fairy House Festival

The magic and fun of fairy houses come alive at this visit with Tracy Kane. Take a special fairy tour of the flower garden, visit the fairy village and build a fairy house. Children are invited to come dressed in costumes inspired by fairies, fairy houses and the beauty of nature.

>> Justin Morrill Homestead, 214 Justin Morrill Highway, Strafford, Vt.

>> $10 under 14, $5 age 14 and up

>> morrillhomestead.org

 

July 23
Sunday/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hay Day

Spend a summer day in the farm fields, see traditional haying techniques including cutting, raking, and tedding. Quench your thirst with a sample of switchel, the haymaker’s drink. Fun activities and games for kids: making scarecrows, hand puppets, and clothespin horses.

>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.

>> $4 to $14

>> billingsfarm.org

 

July 25
Tuesday/9:30 to 11 a.m.

Grandparent & Me Story Walk

Explore Erwin Clifford Park Trail, stopping at points along the trail while reading a story. Each stopping point brings the group to the next part of the story. Afterwards, gather for a story-related craft, and enjoy a snack while exploring the park. Pre-registration is encouraged.

>> Clifford Park, 100 Recreation Drive, West Hartford, Vt.

>> Free

>> hartfordrec.com

 

July 27
Thursday/6 p.m.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

Join a naturalist from the Lake Sunapee Protective Association for a guided family hike. Get outside for an evening adventure in the forest and by the stream with a little bit of learning thrown in! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for trail walking.

>> The Fells, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, N.H.

>> Free

>> lakesunapee.org

 

July 28
Friday/6 to 9:45 p.m.

Book Art Activities for Teens

In collaboration with the Spectrum Teen Center and coinciding with Bookstock, ArtisTree invites teens to try some creative book-related projects including collage, Black Out Poetry, comic drawing and more! Free snacks and beverages.

>> ArtisTree Community Arts Center and Gallery, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, Vt.

>> Free

>> artistreevt.org

 

July 28
Friday/5 to 11 p.m.

Movie on the Green

Enjoy a PG-rated movie outdoors. Bring a blanket or a chair.

>> Visitors Center Green, 14 North Street, Claremont, N.H.

>> Free

>> claremontnh.com

 

July 29 to Sep. 17
Daily/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

31st Annual Quilt Exhibition

Admire stunning and colorful quilts made exclusively by quilters that live in Windsor County, Vermont. This is a great opportunity to discover our local talent and celebrate the arts and crafts. Daily quilting demonstrations, programs, and activities for children and adults.

>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.

>> $4 to $14

>> billingsfarm.org

 

July 30
Sunday/1 to 4 p.m.

Fairy House Festival and Tea Party

Enjoy a reading and book signing by renowned Fairy House author Liza Gardner Walsh, crafts, a whimsical tea party on the veranda, and building of fairy habitats in the Fairy Village. Children are invited to dress in their finest fairy or gnome attire.

>> The Fells, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, N.H.

>> Members: adults $10, children $5; non-members: adults $20, children $10

>> thefells.org

 

July 30
Sunday/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enfield, New Hampshire, Old Home Day

Celebrate Enfield’s Old Home Day the Shaker way. Tour the museum, shop at the farmer’s market, play games, enjoy food, beverages, music and more.

>> Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 Route 4A, Enfield, N.H.

>> Adult $12, youth 11 to 17 $8, children 6 to 10 $3, Museum members, residents of Enfield, N.H., and children 5 and under Free

>> shakermuseum.org

Aug. 2
Wednesday/4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Caterpillar Lab!

This traveling museum exhibit has live caterpillars, photographs and scientific tools used in caterpillar study. Explore the lab and observe caterpillars on branches of native New England plants. See these fantastic, secretive creatures up close and personal!

>> Lake Sunapee Protective Association, 63 Main Street, Sunapee Harbor, N.H.

>> Free

>> lakesunapee.org

 

Aug. 5 to 13
Saturday to Sunday/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

84th Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair

Fun and educational activities for the entire family. Craft demonstrations, workshops for all ages, Sculpture Garden, strolling performances, featuring oversized puppets, magicians, mind readers, musicians and much more! Children’s Day is Thursday, Aug. 10.

>> Mount Sunapee Resort, 1398 Route 103, Newbury, N.H.

>> Adults $12; seniors/student/military/veteran, $10; children 12 and under free

>> nhcrafts.org

 

Aug. 12
Saturday/10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Becoming a Woods Ninja

Ninja were known for their ability to disappear and to move around without a sound. In this workshop, learn how to get close to and observe wildlife. For age 9+. Please preregister.

>> The Little Nature Museum, 18 Highlawn Road, Warner, N.H.

>> Members $15, nonmembers $20

>> littlenaturemuseum.org

 

Aug. 13
Sunday/10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hay Day Family Festival

Enjoy a fun-filled day for all ages with old-fashioned games, music, children’s art projects, a scavenger hunt, petting zoo, face painting, and more. Explore nature trails, create a fairy house in the Fairy Village, and discover new art and history exhibits in the Main House.

>> The Fells, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, N.H.

>> Adults, $10; seniors and students, $8; children ages 6 to 17, $4; 5 and under, free; families of 2 adults and 2 or more children age 6 or above, $25

>> thefells.org

 

August 14 to 16
Monday & Tuesday/9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wednesday/9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Let’s Go Fishing

Kids age 8 and up learn about safety, knot tying, and fish identification for two days, then head out to a local pond and do some fishing! All equipment and materials are provided. Must attend all 3 sessions. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

>> Claremont Community Center, 152 South Street, Claremont, N.H.

>> Free

>> wildlife.state.nh.us

 

Aug. 24
Thursday/4 to 9 p.m.

Lebanon Summer Celebration

A fun-filled evening with food, music, dancing and fireworks marks the unofficial end of summer in Lebanon.

>> Colburn Park, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.

>> Free

>> lebanonnh.gov

 

Aug. 26
Saturday/9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Annual Apple Pie Crafts Fair

Visit more than 120 regional craftspeople on the Newport town common, enjoy live music day long and indulge in the legendary Apple Pie sale and contest. The Library Festival with its huge book sale and cookie walk take place across the street.

>> Newport Town Common, Newport, N.H.

>> Free admission

>> libraryartscenter.org

 

Aug. 26 and 27
Saturday and Sunday/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Muster Field Farm Days

Experience a two-day celebration of all things agricultural, historical, and farm-related. This event features special exhibits and demonstrations positioned over the farm’s large fields and in its historic buildings.

>> Muster Field Farm Museum, Harvey Road, North Sutton, N.H.

>> $5/person, free admission for members and children 6 and under

>> musterfieldfarm.com

September 2

Sat/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Labor & Leisure Day

Discover work and fun on the farm during a day packed with activities and programs for every generation. Help build a split rail fence, wash laundry in the farmhouse basement using a washboard and wringer, and lend a hand cranking (and sampling) delicious ice cream. In the farm fields, join in or watch an exciting game of historic baseball.

>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.

>> $4 to $14

>> billingsfarm.org

 

September 3

Sun/2 p.m.

Saint-Gaudens Summer Concert Series Finale

Pack a picnic basket and partake in the last of a series of summer concerts. The performances carry on a tradition by Augustus Saint-Gaudens who often held concerts in his studio for family and friends.

>> Little Studio, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, 139 Saint-Gaudens Road, Cornish, N.H.

>> Age 16+ $10, 15 and under free

>> nps.gov/saga

 

September 9

Sat/1 to 3 p.m.

Wings of Hope Butterfly Release

This annual community event brings together families to celebrate life and honor loved ones who have passed away. Also features live music, free refreshments, face painting, kids’ activities. Proceeds support VNH Hospice programs and services, which are provided to all, regardless of ability to pay, in more than 160 communities in Vermont and New Hampshire.

>> Colburn Park, North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.

>> Free

>> vnhcare.org

 

September 9 and 10

Sat/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sun/10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

25th Annual Glory Days Festival

Fun for the entire family — train excursions along the Connecticut River, a tractor show, live music, children’s rides and entertainment, food, Lego display, and railroad engines. Interactive displays include railroad horns, trivia questions, workable signals and an engineer’s stand.

>> Downtown White River Junction, Vt.

>> Free admission

>> vtglorydaysfestival.com

 

September 10

Sun/10 a.m.

11th Annual Tour de Taste: A Pedaling Picnic

Enjoy the autumn foliage and beautiful scenery at your own pace, meet local food producers and community members, and stop at local farms and restaurants along the way to taste delicious harvest bounty. Proceeds benefit the Upper Valley Trails Alliance.

>> Samuel Morey Elementary School, School Street, Fairlee, Vt.

>> $27.50

>> uvtrails.org

September 16

Saturday/8 to 10 p.m.

Star Party

Stellafane Observatory sets up its solar telescopes on the grounds of Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, N.H., to co-host the park’s annual star party.

>> Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, 139 Saint-Gaudens Road, Cornish, N.H.

>> Adults $10, 15 and under free

>> nps.gov/saga

>> stellafane.org

 

September 23

Sat/9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Museum Day Live!

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, Museum Day Live! is an annual event in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket.

>> The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens, 456 New Hampshire 103A, Newbury, N.H.

>> Adults, $10, seniors and students, $8, children ages 6 to 17 $4; 5 and under free; families of 2 adults and 2 or more children ages 6 or above $25. Free for Museum Day Ticket holders.

>> thefells.org

 

September 23 and 24

Sat and Sun/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival

This annual event features informative programs and activities in the forest and at the farm. Meet notable furniture makers and wood artisans and watch demonstrations of their intricate skills. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the forest, make your own woodcrafts, and explore the property with NPS Ranger tours.

>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.

>> Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, 54 Elm Street, Woodstock, Vt.

>> $4 to $14

>> billingsfarm.org

 

September 24

Sun/11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

19th Century Apple & Cheese Harvest Festival and Apple Pie Baking Competition

Bring the whole family to a harvest festival featuring face-painting, live music and an apple pie contest. Meet farm animals, make cider in an antique press, and taste heirloom apples, fine artisan cheeses, ice cream and homemade apple pie. Play period games, hike the lookout trail and play Valley Quest. Admission includes lunch.

>> Justin Smith Morrill Homestead, 214 Justin Morrill Memorial Highway, Strafford, Vt.

>> Adults $10, children under 15 $5

>> morrillhomestead.org

 

September 24

Sunday/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Harvest Moon and Naturefest

Celebrate the harvest and see how Native Americans lived harmoniously with nature. There will be live animal demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids as well as Native American food, music, storytelling and craft demonstrations. Proceeds benefit the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and The Little Nature Museum.

>> The Little Nature Museum and Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, 18 Highlawn Road, Warner, N.H.

>> Adults/students age 13+ $10, children 6 to 12 $5, children under 6 free (family $30 max.), members $5, member children under 12 free, native Americans and active military free.

>> littlenaturemuseum.org

>> indianmuseum.org

 

September 24 to 30

Daily/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take a Child Outside Week

The Fells participates in Take a Child Outside Week, an international program created to help and encourage children discover the natural world. Be part of this national movement and bring a child to The Fells to experience the beauty of our natural world.

>> The Fells, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, N.H.

>> Adults $10, seniors $8, children free. Bring a child, receive one free adult admission.

>> thefells.org

 

September 24

Sun/9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Antique Tractors and One-Lungers

Volunteers at The Ice House will pull out some of the museum’s one-lunger engines to get them running. Some antique tractors will get moving as well. Join the fun!

>> The Ice House Museum, 91 Pleasant Street, New London, N.H.

>> Donations accepted.

>> wfkicehouse.org

 

September 30

Sat/9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sculptural Visions Special Event

Meet with artists demonstrating different sculptural techniques, such as modeling with clay, carving wood and stone, working with metal and wire, fabric paper to form sculptures.

>> Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, 139 Saint-Gaudens Road, Cornish, N.H.

>> Free in celebration of National Public Lands Day

>> nps.gov/saga

 

September 30

Sat/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shaker Harvest Festival

Celebrate the autumn harvest with horse-drawn wagon and pony rides, a hay stack treasure hunt, cider making, butter churning, ice cream cranking, candle dipping, traditional crafts including broom making, farm animals, musical entertainment, and Museum tours.

>> Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 N.H. Route 4A, Enfield, N.H.

>> Adults $12, age 13 to 17 $8, age 12 and under $5, families of three or more $20

>> shakermuseum.org

 

September 30 and October 1

Sat and Sun/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pumpkin and Apple Celebration

Lend a hand pressing cider and making pumpkin and apple ice cream, take the apple tasting test, have fun with pumpkin bowling and apples on a string, and stop by the farmhouse kitchen as we cook apple butter on the woodstove. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride around the farm.

>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.

>> $4 to $14

>> billingsfarm.org

October 1

Sun/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Harvest Day

Enjoy the beauty of fall on the farm. The Homestead will be open for tours and hayrides will be available. Watch as artists demonstrate and exhibit their skills and crafts. Fresh produce and homemade soups will be on sale.

>> Muster Field Farm, Harvey Road, North Sutton, N.H.

>> Free

>> musterfieldfarm.com

 

October to December

Fri/3 to 6 p.m.

Doughnut Fridays

Cider doughnuts, raised doughnuts, product samples, coffee and hot cider bring the farm stand to life in the chilly temperatures. A fun way to close the school week and kick off the weekend.

>> Cedar Circle Farm, 225 Pavillion Road, East Thetford, Vt.

>> Free

>> cedarcirclefarm.org

 

October 7

Sat/8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Born to Run 5k

Enjoy a beautiful run through the roads and the woods of Cornish, N.H. This unique hybrid race raises funds to prevent child abuse by supporting TLC Family Resource Center in Claremont, N.H. This is a family and pet friendly event. For kids, there’s a free Pumpkin Patch Dash Obstacle Course.

>> Town Hall, 294 Town House Road, Cornish, N.H.

>> Registration $25, under 12 free

>> tlcfamilyrc.org

 

October 7 and 8

Saturday/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Women of the Fort

Various activities in various places within the museum including: defending home and family, women garrison the fort, natural (plant) dye display, putting food by, walking wool and more.

>> The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road, Charlestown, N.H.

>> Adults $10, seniors 55+ $8, age 13 to 17 $8, age 6 to 12 $6, 5 and under free

>> fortat4.org

 

October 7 and 8

Sat and Sun/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harvest Weekend

Help the farm prepare for the winter months. Learn how to harvest root vegetables, the key to preserving and storing food long-term, and join in a husking bee and barn dance, featuring live music. Delicious spiced cider and homemade doughnuts will be for sale.

>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.

>> $4 to $14

>> billingsfarm.org

 

October 6 to 8

Fri to Sun/All day

70th Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival

Since 1947, the people of Warner have come together at the height of autumn color to welcome old and new friends to their community. This tradition, with roots that reach back to the 1870s with Warner’s first street fair, has evolved to the present-day festival of crafts, parades, country bazaar, entertainment, oxen pull, woodsmen’s contest, farmers’ market and midway.

>> Warner, N.H.

>> Admission free; parking $5

>> wfff.org

 

October 7 to 9

Sat and Sun/10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mount Sunapee Fall Festival

Enjoy the change of seasons with family, friends, and food!  Skyrides will be running food will be available. The whole family can play old fashioned games; winners will get to spin the wheel for free Mount Sunapee lift tickets and other prizes. Activities include a pumpkin carving contest, face painting, hay rides, obstacle course, and inflatable slide.

>> Mount Sunapee, Route 103, Newbury, N.H.

>> Free admission, $5 per pumpkin.

>> mountsunapee.com

 

October 8

Sun/1 to 4 p.m.

Harvest Sunday

The Village comes to life with hands-on harvest activities including cider making, corn shucking, butter churning, plus music, crafts and “olde tyme” kids’ games.

>> New London Historical Society, 179 Little Sunapee Road, New London, NH

>> Members free, non-members $3, children under 12 free

>> newlondonhistoricalsociety.org

 

October 14 and 15

Sat and Sun/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Autumn Wagon Ride Weekend

Admire the autumn display first-hand on narrated horse-drawn wagon rides around our fields. Interactive programs and activities will be offered, including programs with our Jersey cows and Southdown sheep.

>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.

>> $4 to $14

>> billingsfarm.org

 

October 15

Sat/12 to 4 p.m.

Cider Festival

Explore a variety of New England crafted artisanal ciders, both hard and natural, at this festival tasting event. Locally harvested apples and award winning artisan cheese will also be set-up for tasting and purchase. Children’s activities, a farmer’s market and music are all part of this fall afternoon event.

>> Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 N.H. Route 4A, Enfield, N.H.

>> Adults $12, ages 13 to 17 $8, ages 12 and under $5, families of three or more $20

>> shakermuseum.org

 

October 17

Weds/10 a.m.

The Money Tree

Shasta is devastated to learn that plans for her upcoming birthday party must be downsized. She and a friend meet a mysterious Traveler who gives her a seed to grow a money tree. In the end, they learn that friends and family are more valuable than lavish celebrations and the toys. This play introduces children to financial literacy and the difference between need and want while affirming the power of imagination. Recommended for grades 1 to 6.

>> Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.

>> $4 to $10

>> lebanonoperahouse.org

 

October 18

Wednesday/5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

TLC Family Resource Center 25th Anniversary Celebration

New York Times best-selling author Andre Dubus III returns to share his story of growing up in New England mill towns in the 1970s.

>> The Common Man Restaurant, 21 Water Street, Claremont, N.H.

>> $50 per person

>> tlcfamilyrc.org

 

October 29

Sun/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A Family Halloween

Pumpkin carving, doughnuts-on-a-string, wagon rides, cranking pumpkin ice cream, plus “not-too-scary” Halloween stories, pumpkin games, and animal programs will be featured. Costume parades around the farm will be held at 12 and 2 p.m. Free admission for children in costume when accompanied by an adult (adults pay the regular admission fee).

>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.

>> $4 to $14

>> billingsfarm.org

November 3

Friday/6 to 9 p.m.

Vermont Geography Bee

Youth in grades 5 to 8 and adult three-member teams answer questions relating to the geography of Vermont and New Hampshire. This year’s theme is Vermont Critters. Great prizes, friendly competition, refreshments.

>> Thetford Historical Society, 16 Library Road, Thetford, Vt.

>> Free

>> thetfordhistoricalsociety.org

 

November 4 to 12

Daily/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Christmas at The Fells

Tour The Fells Main House and get inspired! Professional interior designers, floral artists, decorators and talented volunteers sprinkle their magic throughout to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas showcase.

>> The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens, 456 New Hampshire 103A, Newbury, N.H.

>> Adults $18 (through Oct. 29); after Oct. 29 Adults $23, children $5

>> thefells.org

 

November 11

Sat/10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Craft for All Ages: Wreath Making and Decorating

Learn tricks and tips from talented Fells Nursery Manager, Sue Ellen Weed-Parkes, who will teach you to create your own wreaths from natural materials. Make beautiful bows and decorate your wreath to take home for the holidays. Register by Nov. 8.

>> The Gatehouse Classroom, The Fells, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, N.H.

>> Members $25, nonmembers $35, includes materials and supplies. Children under 12 free with an adult.

>> thefells.org

 

November 11 to December 23

Tuesday to Friday/11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gallery of Gifts

The art and craft of 100+ juried makers from the region presented in the gallery for handmade holiday shopping.

>> Library Arts Center, 58 North Main Street, Newport, N.H.

>> Free admission

>> libraryartscenter.org

 

November 14

Tuesday/10 a.m.

Chicken Dance

A bully in the barnyard? Yup, and two plucky chickens — Marge and Lola — will not stand idly by. Join the dynamic duo’s musical adventure as they compete in the barnyard talent show in hopes of winning tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! Recommended for kindergarten to grade 2.

>> Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.

>> $4 to $10

>> lebanonoperahouse.org

 

November 23

Thu/8 a.m.

11th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

Grab your family and friends, throw on a costume (optional, but highly encouraged), work off some calories, and make this great event a part of your Thanksgiving tradition. Kids are invited to run a 1K Chicken Run down Lake Avenue and every participant receives a medal. All proceeds go to the Recreation Department.

>> Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee, N.H.

>> $20 registration by Nov. 7

>> sunapeeturkeytrot.com