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

Out and About Calendar!

June 10
Saturday/10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

West Nile and Lightning and Bears, Oh My!

Learn how to protect yourself from hazards like mosquitoes, ticks, wasps, lightning, poison ivy, and bears as well as how to avoid getting lost in the woods. For age 8+. Please preregister.

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

>> Members $15; nonmembers $20

>> littlenaturemuseum.org

 

June 16 to 18
Friday/3 p.m. to dusk
Saturday and Sunday/5:30 a.m. to dusk

38th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival

Don’t miss this festival featuring hot air balloons with scheduled flights and tethered rides during the day. Enjoy food and entertainment for all ages and more than 60 craft artisans and vendors. Children’s activities include a rock climbing wall, bounce house and more.

>> Festival Grounds, 70 Village Green Circle, Quechee, Vt.

>> Adults (13+) $15, Children (6 to 12) $5, 5 and under free; on Father’s Day, fathers accompanied by children receive a discount

>> quecheeballoonfestival.com

 

June 17
Saturday/8 to 10 a.m.

Bird Watching Walk

See what species of birds are living and thriving while exploring some of the trails and habitats of Moody Park. Binoculars, bug spray and good hiking shoes/boots recommended. Preregister online.

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

>> $3

>> claremontnh.com

 

June 17
Saturday/9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition Spring Workshop

Topics will include getting started homeschooling, teaching elementary school age children, homeschooling through high school, and an overview of legal rights and responsibilities.

>> Nackey Loeb School of Communications, 749 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, N.H.

>> $10

>> nhhomeschooling.org

 

June 17
Saturday/3:30 p.m.

June Jam

Muster Field Farm Museum’s annual musical fundraiser features an exciting line-up of local folk, blues, jazz, and rock musicians. Burgers, hot dogs, snacks and beverages will be on sale or pack your own picnic.

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

>> Adults, $15; children 14 and under free

>> musterfieldfarm.com

 

June 18
Sunday/9 a.m. 1 Mile Walk/Fun Run
10 a.m. 4 Mile Run

Skip Matthews Memorial Father’s Day Run

The 14th Annual Skip Matthews Run commemorates the life of an exceptional friend, parent, husband and personality. All proceeds benefit the Brain Tumor Research Fund at Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

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

>> Adults 19+, $25, 18 and under, $20, Fun Run free

>> skipsrun.org

 

June 24
Saturday/5:30 p.m. to sundown

Summer Revels

Join in a Seaside Celebration of the Summer Solstice at this free, family friendly event featuring live music with sing-alongs, storytelling, visual arts performers, food and fun!

>> The Green, Norwich, Vt.

>> Free

>> revelsnorth.org

 

June 24
Saturday/8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

3rd Annual Strawberry Festival

Yummy fun for the whole family. Fine art, live music, classic cars, vendors and lots of strawberries!

>> New London Town Green, Main Street, New London, N.H.

>> Free admission

>> nlrec.com

 

June 26 to 30
Monday to Friday/8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Summer Tech Camp

Explore ten exciting hands-on labs in a week-long, half day camp. Students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade are invited to register online.

>> Hartford Area Career and Technology Center, 1 Gifford Road, Hartford, Vt.

>> $30

>> hactc.com

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