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What To Do In NH This Weekend: Valentine's Day Plans, Crafts, Chocolate, & Snow Fun

Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine's Day is just one week away! The crunch is on to purchase or make a gift from the heart! Here are some Valentine's Day crafts and activities ideas!

This weekend is full of family, and charity events that are sure to warm your heart. Stop by the Snowflakes & Hearts Winter Craft Fair to break-up the winter blues! Share the love, and benefit the NH Food Bank at the Women's Night Out event! Think pink at the Pink Ride event benefiting breast cancer research! Hunt for treasure at the Pirates of the High Skis Fundraiser. And get your chocolate-fix at the 6th Annual Chocolate Auction!

Stay warm this weekend, and make sure you stock up for another snow storm on Sunday! Visit our Weather page for forecasts and snow storm preparedness lists!

Here are some highlighted events for this weekend! Find more NH events in your area at NHEvents.com!

Merrimack Region
Community

Bedford PTG's Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Manchester, NH

Fri-Sat, February 7-8
Come support the PTG and Bedford Schools and shop at the Manchester Barnes & Noble. Be sure to mention us during checkout! Choral performances, art work, Nook raffle, special Black & White and Read all over drink from the cafe. You can also shop online; use Bookfair ID 11158961 at checkout.

Snowflakes & Hearts Winter Craft Fair
Nashua, NH
Saturday, February 8

The theme is of course stepping out to have fun and break up the Winter Blues! Taking time out to relax while shopping, and finding items and services that are unique and reasonable from local merchants. We will be holding a Special Snow Flake & Hearts Treasure Hunt as well as an hourly door prize drawing. Free General Admission!

Women's Night Out Benefitting NH Food Bank
Manchester, NH
Sunday, February 9

The 6th Annual Women's Night Out will include a raffle, refreshments, entertainment and special guest Christian speaker, Dr. Karen Kolarik, a practicing chiropractor for 18 years and guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School and Babson College. 100% of the proceeds benefiting the New Hampshire Food Bank.

Greater Manchester Meet-up Group Holistic Fair
Manchester, NH
Sunday, February 9

Holistic Fair Come join us and bring a friend or two for a relaxing day experiencing all the healing modalities we have to offer: Reiki, Massage, Theta Healing, Chiropractic, Essential Oils, Tong Ren, Psychic Readings, Akashic Record Readings, Mediumship, Automatic Writing, Auras, Metaphysical Vendors

Pink Ride
Hollis, NH
Saturday, February 8

The Pink Ride is an annual snowmobile ride to benefit breast cancer research. The ride was founded in 2011 by Hollis Nor'Easter, Sue Keough. The Pink Ride takes place during the beginning of each February.

2014 NH Farm & Forest Exposition
Manchester, NH
Saturday, February 8

At "New Hampshire's Greatest Winter Fair", there is always something for someone! We've got our infamous FARMO game for kids of all ages, great exhibitors to visit, and interesting education sessions for you to learn something new at! And there are student demonstrations, animals, and silent auctions to visit!

Boston Bruins Alumni Classic
Manchester, NH
Sunday, February 9

A must-see benefit hockey game for the whole family. Come watch as the legends of the Boston Bruins, led by team captain Rick Middleton, play the Crotched Mountain Wild, a team of employees and friends of the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield. The Bruins Alumni team will be drawn from a roster that includes Bruins legends Terry O'Reilly, Reggie Lemelin, Bruce Shoebottom and more. Players will be on-hand for autographs. Special guest Miss New Hampshire will be performing the National Anthem. Raffle prizes include autographed sports memorabilia, sporting event tickets and a chance to participate in on-ice games between the periods. All proceeds will benefit Crotched Mountain's Accessible Recreation and Sports (CMARS) programs.

Manchester Area Home Buying Seminar
Manchester, NH
Saturday, February 8

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.

Family Day at Muse! We'll be painting 'Wise (Young) Owl' today.
Manchester, NH
Saturday, February 8

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.

Weekends at the Distillery
Nashua, NH
Sat-Sun Through February 23

Come take a tour of New Hampshire's newest distillery, right here in Nashua! Learn about the process of distillation then try a sample of our Beat 3 White Whiskey and Vapor Infused Gin (of course, you must be 21 to sample). Currently, our spirits are ONLY available at our distillery, so come try them.

Seacoast Region
Community
Winterfest Family Breakfast and Frosty's Funfest
Somersworth, NH
Saturday, February 8

Frosty the Snowman and his friends at the Somersworth Festival Association will really be cooking at the annual Winterfest Breakfast & Funfest With Frosty. These events are held in conjunction with Somersworth's annual Winterfest weekend. Children can interact with Frosty and get their picture taken with him by our professional photographer before heading over to play in the Funfest games area. Winterfest Funfest promises to be a whole lot of fun priced right for families. Activities include games like a coin toss, hockey, fishing pond, sponge toss and more! There is also face painting and fun crafts to do. Children of all ages can try their luck at the many games to win great prizes.

Wine and Cheese Tasting Social
Hampstead, NH
Saturday, February 8

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.

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region
Community

6th Annual Chocolate Auction
Hanover, NH
Sunday, February 9

This event is only 5 days before Valentine's Day, a wonderful opportunity to purchase a chocolate dessert for your sweetheart or any chocoholic. All items have chocolate in them and some examples from previous years: fudgy chocolate layer cake, dark chocolate raspberry brownies, rum truffles, chocolate wine, edible dirt plant, triple layer M&M cake, chocolate pecan pie, double chocolate chocolate-chip cookies, fudge whoopie pies, etc. There will be some items for only children to bid. All desserts must be sold.

White Mountains Region
Community
Pirates of the High Skis: Fundraiser for Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country
Franconia, NH
Saturday, February 8

Ride or Ski Like Pirate, and hunt for Treasure! This all day "Pirate Treasure Hunt" adventure is for an inspirational cause: All proceeds from this event go to enrich the quality of life for people with disabilities, through year-round sport and recreation opportunities with Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country. Dress up as a pirate or wench, and/or strap on a shoulder parrot...there are more prizes for that too! But, look out for the notorious Turncoat Traitors! Capture any one of these "WANTED" Traitors, and get more chances to win.

Great North Woods Sleddog Challenge
Carroll, NH
Saturday, February 8

Stage Racing returns to New England! The Great North Woods Sleddog Challenge is a 3-day dogsled race in Northern NH. Come experience the wonderful trails and the amazing views of the Great North Woods. Each stage ranges from 20-40 miles in length and takes mushers along the scenic mountains and woods of this historic area.


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