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Dover NH Rotary, Sharon Jones, Kittery Art Association


The deadline for the Rotary Dover Holiday Decorations Contest is December 6

Dover – The Rotarian Elves of Dover will visit the decorated houses of Dover on December 13-14, looking for winners in their second annual Dover Rotary Club Holiday Decorations competition. Registration deadline: December 6. To participate, visit facebook.com/Rotary-Club-of-Dover-Holiday-Decorations-Contest or email [email protected] The winners will be chosen on December 15th. The free competition will celebrate community spirit and focus on festive outdoor decorations for Dover houses, and offer first, second and third place prizes.

Scary Christmas at Dover Public Library with Jeff Bélanger

DOVER – “There will be spooky ghost stories and tales of Christmas glories from a long, long time ago at the Dover Public Library on Monday December 6 at 6:30 p.m. as Jeff Belanger brings back the legends, the monsters and the ghosts of the Christmas season with his presentation “Creepy Christmas.” From the origins of the holidays to monsters like Krampus, the Belsnickel and Gryla, Bélanger will present a multimedia journey both in person and as a virtual program. One of the main storytellers New England legend Bélanger is the award-winning and Emmy-nominated host, writer and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and has authored over a dozen books on the paranormal In addition, he hosts the popular weekly New England Legends podcast and is the series author and Ghost Adventures researcher on the Travel Channel.

Registration is required to receive the virtual program link on the library website. http://www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/library/events/. This program is free and open to the public. It is not suitable for young children.

Sharon Jones to perform holiday concert at Rye Library

Seacoast favorite Sharon Jones will be giving a holiday concert at the Rye Public Library on December 8th.

RYE – Sharon Jones is a Seacoast audience favorite and has toured the country with her vocals and performances since graduating from Portsmouth High School. She and her band will perform standards and a special arrangement of holiday songs at the Rye Public Library on Wednesday, December 8, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Limited places will be available on a first come, first served basis for this performance. All programs are free and open to the public.

“Office hours with the director” at the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge

NEWINGTON – Join Matt Hillman, Director of the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, December 8 from 1pm to 2pm for an update on the past season and a look at 2022. There will be a brief presentation followed by a question -and -response session. Check the shelter’s Facebook page for up-to-date information on this event (if in person, registration is not required; if virtual, registration is required and a Zoom link will be shared).

Dirty Street Grass Company Tour Comes To The Stone Church

NEWMARKET – Virginia-based jam and alternative rock band Kendall Street Company teamed up with bluegrass quartet The Dirty Grass Players as “The Dirty Street Grass Company” for a performance at Stone Church Music Club in Newmarket in December 8. Tickets for all Dirty Street Grass Company are on sale now and can be purchased through https://tourlink.to/kscdgp.

Estate planning workshops December 9 and 14

ROCHESTER – The Rochester Chamber of Commerce is hosting Estate Planning Workshops on December 9 and 14 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 59 South Main St., Rochester. This free educational event will explain the estate planning process, legal documents, how probate works and more. To register or get more information, call the IFA office at 800-821-1776.

Kittery Art Association Holiday show for all members until December 2

KITTERY POINT, Maine – With the holidays quickly approaching, what better way to celebrate than with one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts? The Kittery Art Association is presenting its annual holiday exhibit in its gallery at 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point through December 12. The gallery will extend its opening hours and will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance to the gallery is free and everyone is welcome. Masks are compulsory for all visitors to the gallery. For more information, visit www.kitteryartassociation.org, or contact KAA at [email protected] or call (207) 451-9384.

“A Christmas Carol” at the Garrison Players Arts Center through December 19

ROLLINSFORD – The performance dates for “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens are December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 8 p.m. and December 12 at 2 p.m. at the Garrison Players Arts Center, 449 Roberts ROAD, Rollinsford. Tickets cost $ 20 for adults and $ 15 for students. At the request of the artists, proof of vaccination will be required. Visit www.garrisonplayers.org or email [email protected], or call 603-750-4278 for details, tickets and volunteer opportunities.

Jingle Bell Extravaganza at the Children’s Museum

DOVER – Santa Claus is coming to the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover for a special event called the Jingle Bell Extravaganza, this special ticketed holiday event takes place on Sunday, December 12 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. 30, and will include play time in the museum’s exhibits, as well as a special reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s book The Polar Express (copyright 1985), before a socially distanced visit with Santa Claus outside on the museum’s play terrace. The mask is compulsory for anyone over 24 months of age when visiting the museum. Tickets for CMNH members cost $ 15 per person or $ 20 for non-members. Children under 12 months are free. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Visit www.childrens-museum.org to find out more or to purchase tickets.