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What To Do In NH This Weekend: Easter Egg Hunts, Charity Events, Family Fun

Friday, April 11, 2014

There are Easter egg hunts, parades, breakfasts, or other egg-cellent festivities in every region this weekend-and too many to list them all here! If you are looking for some egg-citing family activities, visit our Easter Egg Hunt Page at NH.com/Easter-Egg for details on events in your New Hampshire area!

In addition to egg events this weekend, there is also a myriad of charitable benefits! Support New Hampshire's homeless pets in Hudson at a weekend-long yard sale! Help out the Merrimack Police Department K-9 program on Saturday at the 6th Annual Magic Show. And benefit the American Cancer Society with an afternoon of royal papering for your little one at the Kidgits Princess Party at Pheasant Lane Mall on Saturday.

Here are some more featured New Hampshire weekend events. For more activities, visit our NH Events Calendar at NHEvents.com!

Merrimack Region
Community

Holistic Health Fair to Benefit Home Health Hospice & Care
Amherst, NH
Saturday, April 12
This is an opportunity for fair attendees to experience relaxation, a peaceful mind and healing of body, mind and spirit. Vendor offerings will include massage, foot reflexology, aura photography, nutrition awareness, self care products, energy therapy, and intuitive readings.
Participants may view raffle items, such as unlimited Nia & yoga classes for a month, restaurant & store gift certificates, handmade jewelry, massages, and many more throughout the afternoon. Proceeds from admission and the raffle will benefit Home Health Hospice & Care of Merrimack, NH.

Kidgits Princess Party at Pheasant Lane Mall!
Nashua, NH
Saturday, April 12

The Kidgits are summoning the entire kingdom for an afternoon of pampering, primping & a visit from a Disney Princess! Come dressed in your best ball gown - it will be simply delightful! This fun & fancy event is being hosted in partnership with The Party Palace and is in part a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. All proceeds from the below menu will benefit The American Cancer Society.

The 2014 Nashua Community College Art Fair
Nashua, NH
Saturday, April 12

As well as an art sale featuring various, local student and professional artists there will be food and drinks, raffles and prizes, music and more!

Earth Day Festival
Auburn, NH
Saturday, April 12

As a part of its 100th Anniversary Celebration, the New Hampshire Audubon is hosting an Earth Day Festival at the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn, NH. This family event will feature an indoor/outdoor scavenger hunt, a bird banding demonstration, games and recycled crafts, and live music and dance. Earth-friendly businesses such as Red Manse Farm, Little Cabin Crafts and Pawtuckaway Beekeepers Association will be on hand to interact with guests. The Student Conservation Association NH Corps will display local students' service learning projects under the big tent behind the Audubon Center. Back by popular demand are the "build your own birdhouse" kits. For those guests who plan to have lunch at the festival, food can be purchased from A Market Natural Foods.

Edible Book Contest
Nashua, NH
Sunday, April 13

Kick off National Library Week by entering our Edible Book Contest. Use your imagination to create an entirely edible, literature-based concoction. Deliver your entry between 1 pm and 1:30 pm. Customers will vote for their favorite, and the winners will be announced at 4 pm.

Magic Show 6th Annual
Merrimack, NH
Saturday, April 12

Magic Show Sponsored by Merrimack Crimeline Support the Merrimack Police K-9 program Stage performances on the 1/2 hour and table hop to see individual performers Come for an hour stay for the day Concession stand, hotdogs, drinks, popcorn Patrolman Greg Walters the K-9 handler and other Police officers will be present to answer questions about the dog Magic performed by the Granite State Conjurors To make a donation to support the Merrimack Police Department K-9 program.

Nashua South Booster Club Spring Fling Dance
Nashua, NH
Saturday, April 12

Dancing, raffles, a great D.J.... Please come and join the fun!!! A portion of the proceeds will be going towards awarding scholarships to eligible graduating senior athletes.

Yoga at LaBelle Winery
Nashua, NH
Sundays Through June 29

LaBelle Winery has partnered with Amherst Yoga in Amherst, New Hampshire to offer you a unique opportunity to experience yoga in the serene setting of the LaBelle Winery in beautiful Amherst, New Hampshire! Feel enriched as you move, balance, stretch & relax while being surrounded by the beautiful sights, sounds & scents of LaBelle Winery.

Donate for a Difference
Bedford, NH
Saturday, April 12

This is a sports equipment drive that will benefit the Boys and Girls Club in Manchester. If you have any sports equipment you have outgrown or are no longer using, please donate to support this great cause!

Woman's Association Spring Rummage Sale
Amherst, NH
Fri-Sat, April 11-12

Great finds at great prices are the hallmarks of the annual Spring Rummage Sale at the Congregational Church of Amherst UCC. This year, scores of Easter decorations will join the traditional offerings of spring and summer clothing, jewelry, antiques and vintage items, collectibles, toys, games, puzzles, books, linens, towels, household and home decor items.

Art Gallery at LaBelle Winery featuring Artists from McGowan Fine Art
Amherst, NH
Daily Through May 31

LaBelle Winery partners with McGowan Fine Art Gallery in Concord to showcase artists in our Gallery space. The pieces in each collection are available for sale.

Huge Yard Sale to Support NH's Homeless Pets
Hudson, NH
Sat-Sun, April 12-13

Shop! All funds raised support the pets in our care awaiting adoption, and every bit helps. We can promise that you will find something you like- many people find some seriously good treasures each year too!

58th Annual Father and Son Palm Sunday Breakfast
Nashua, NH
Sunday, April 13

As we look at "Homelessness in Our Community", we are pleased to have Rosemarie Dykeman from The Salvation Army as our speaker. Rosemarie has been Social Services Director for the past 10 years. She is known as a strong advocate who takes a whole community approach as she has worked closely and passionately with many local families to help them overcome obstacles of homelessness or employment. Won't you join us?

Bow Wow Bedford
Bedford, NH
Saturday, April 12

The annual "Bow Wow Bedford" is your one stop for microchipping, rabies vaccinations, dog licenses, lunch, and shopping! The event focuses on the importance of proper identification for your pet, as well as providing a low-cost rabies clinic, and annual dog licensing with the towns of Bedford, Goffstown, and Mont Vernon.

Boscawen Elementary School 2nd Annual Indoor Yard Sale
Boscawen, NH
Saturday, April 12

Come join us for a community yard sale at the Boscawen Elementary School! All proceed go to the Boscawen PTA and will be used to help sponsor field trips, Teacher Mini Grants, and Scholarship program. Don't miss out on the many treasures you will find!

Seacoast Region
Community

Pet First Aid Class to Benefit Cocheco Valley Humane Society
Dover, NH
Saturday, April 12

This class will cover restraining an animal, pet CPR, rescue breathing, choking management, poisoning, injury assessment, bleeding protocols, and bites and stings. Participants will be certified in pet first aid for two years upon completing this class.

Bridal Expo
Portsmouth, NH
Sunday, April 13

You said "YES" Now prepare to say "I DO" Its all here under one roof. Plan your DREAM WEDDING... Win fabulous wedding gifts; find the perfect wedding gown. Meet with New England's finest wedding professionals. Plan Your Big Day, Get Inspired! IT'S NOT JUST A BRIDAL EXPO, "ITS A PARTY"

Monadnock Region
Community
NLAS Chaos Summit Craft Fair/White Elephant Sale
Marlborough, NH
Saturday, April 12

The NLAS Chaos team has won an at large bid to the Summit in Disney World. The craft fair will be held upstairs and the white elephant sale will be held downstairs.

White Mountains Region
Community

Murder Mystery Weekend
Lincoln, NH
Sat-Sun, April 12-13

"Til Death Do Us Part"- Strange occurrences have been taking place in Lincoln-Woodstock: unexplained flashes of light, weird objects in the sky, and residents disappearing. The wedding of two local townspeople amidst all this mayhem might just be the icing on the wedding cake. Will everyone survive the ceremony, and...Wait...who invited the little green men? Spend the weekend collecting clues, interviewing suspects and trying to crack the case during this annual, town-wide murder mystery.


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