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What To Do In NH This Weekend: Snow, Running, Chili, Wine & Cheese

Friday, January 24, 2014

Was it just me, or did the weather feel like springtime last week?


Despite my vernal dreaming, we have both snow and severely cold temperatures in this weekend's forecast. But, if you're brave enough to venture out, there are still plenty of activities to enjoy in New Hampshire!

Let adrenaline warm you at the Henniker Hot Chocolate 5K on Saturday. This is a moderately challenging course with free hot chocolate and ginger bread cookies for all participants! For more upcoming running events, visit NH.com/Run!

Ignore the cold weather, and set your taste buds ablaze at the 3rd Annual Souhegan Valley Chili & Chowder Cook Off in Amherst on Sunday.

For those who can't wait for the official kick-off to New Hampshire Wine Week on Monday, you can stop by Hampstead this weekend for a Wine and Cheese Tasting Social!

Next week is also your last chance to enter our Ski Lift Ticket Giveaway! One random winner will be drawn on Friday, January 31st.

Here are some other featured weekend events. For more events and activities in your New Hampshire area, visit NHEvents.com!

Merrimack Region
Community

Henniker Hot Chocolate 5K
Henniker, NH
Saturday, January 25

Come out and join us at the 2nd annual Henniker Hot Chocolate 5k. This is a moderately challenging course with free hot chocolate and ginger bread cookies for all participants!

3rd Annual Souhegan Valley Chili & Chowder Cook Off
Amherst, NH
Sunday, January 26

A great family event featuring LIVE music with the Sonic Boomers, a Beer Garden sponsored by Bellavance Beverage and all you can eat chili and chowder samples from 15+ of the areas top restaurants, and some of the best amateur Cooks in NH!! Event Bag giveaway to the first 300!! Event proceeds benefit the disabled clients of Opportunity Networks, a 501c3 non profit.

Merrimack YMCA Indoor Farmer's Market
Merrimack, NH
Saturday, January 25

The Annual Campaign supports the Y Cares Financial Aid program. Y CARES provides scholarships to local children and families in need so they can experience Y programs and services such as child care, before and after school care, day camp and more - regardless of their ability to pay. Over the past three years, the Y has provided more than $1 million dollars in financial assistance to more than 5,000 local children, adults and families.

Nashua Area Home Buying Seminar
Nashua, NH
Saturday, January 25

This FREE program reviews the Nine Steps to Home Ownership and gives people the tools and resources they need to understand and make good financial decisions at every stage of the process. Speakers from both the financial and real estate fields will share their expertise on how to buy home.

New England Pet Reptile Expo
Manchester, NH
Saturday, January 26

Come see thousands of live pet reptiles on display and for sale as pets. Dozens of reptile breeders from all over New England will be exhibiting, and vendors will be selling cages and sorts of reptile supplies at discounted prices. If you like reptiles, or are looking for a scaly new pet, this is the event for you!

Family Day at Muse! We'll be painting 'Dandelions' today.
Manchester, NH
Saturday, January 25

Try out Muse Paintbar, a combination between a painting instruction studio that serves food and light fare in downtown Manchester. You'll leave with a painting that our instructor will walk you through step-by-step. And yes, we'll still serve wine/beer to the parents if they need it in our Family Day sessions.

Seeking consignors to clean out their closets and benefit local organizations
Nashua, NH
Daily Through February 14

Are you a mom working hard to make ends meet? Would you like to make extra cash for your kids outgrown and unused items? Would you like to know you are helping a local dog rescue and the Nashua Boys and Girls Club when you do it? Consign your gently used items at Tadpoles Seasonal Kids Consignment Sale, and be first in line to shop for great bargains as well.

Comedy Night!
Nashua, NH
Saturday, January 25

Arena is the place to be for comedy! We will feature hilarious local and regional. Come early to enjoy our chef's cooked from scratch menu or order during the show Only $5 cover cost.

Family Day at Muse! We'll be painting 'Prehistoric Dawn' today.
Manchester, NH
Sunday, January 26

Try out Muse Paintbar, a combination between a painting instruction studio that serves food and light fare in downtown Manchester. You'll leave with a painting that our instructor will walk you through step-by-step. And yes, we'll still serve wine/beer to the parents if they need it in our Family Day sessions.

Seacoast Region
Community

Wine and Cheese Tasting Social
Hampstead, NH
Saturday, January 25

Our free weekly wine and cheese socials generally attract from 40-80 wine lovers from the local area and northern Massachusetts. At each event, sommelier and shop owner Svetlana Yanushkevich will sample from 6-8 different wines that are paired with artisan cheeses. Our events are casual and friendly and attract a wide range of people from wine novices to wine connoisseurs. Many clients form friendships here and look forward to their weekly get-togethers. Best of all, there is no charge for this event!

Monadnock Region
Community

Art From the Start Open House
Milford, NH
Saturday, January 25

Art Happens introduces this new program, 'Art From the Start' for toddlers-age 5 and their grown ups. A class that combines art, music and dance together for a unique learning experience. Each week will feature a new art project or the children to create together with their grownups. Music and dance will follow for a fun-filled time! Join us at our Open House to check it out!

Great North Woods Region
Community

Lancaster Vendor Fairs
Lancaster, NH
Saturday, January 25

All vendors can participate. Free admission to customers. Most anything can be sold except, animals, fireworks, firearms, liquor, drugs, and oh yes, children. <


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