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Michelle is the Digital Media Producer for The Telegraph and NH.com. She spends her workdays searching for things to do in New Hampshire and then putting them into the NH.com event calendar. Michelle is originally from St. Louis but has been in New Hampshire for over 15 years, "I love my home state, but New Hampshire has the mountains, the seacoast and perfect summer days!" She is the mother of 5 children varying in age from 20 to 8 and loves to find inexpensive things to do with her kids. Michelle enjoys New Hampshire's music scene and is always on the lookout for new bands and new places to enjoy them. She also enjoys her dogs, cats and, when possible, a day of nothing but movies and sleeping!

What’s going on in New Hampshire this weekend?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Its fall and for my kids school starts next week. Goodness, that makes this the very last weekend of the summer. Luckily there are many things to do, places to go and of course great people to see here in New Hampshire. The Boston-New England air show is in Portsmouth, People Fest is in Manchester and The Moose Festival is up north. There are Old Home Days all over the state and New Hampshire hosts the National Live Free or Die this weekend too! How will you and your family spend this last weekend of summer?


Friday, August 27, 2010
Rathkamp Matchcover Society Convention: (All weekend) The Matchcover society holds their convention in Nashua at the Radisson this year.
Carnival to benefit Nashua PAL: (All weekend) Thrill rides for young and old, carnival games, and midway fare like fried dough, cotton candy and pizza will be featured in a summer's end carnival in the Holman Stadium parking lot from Thursday to Sunday

Saturday, August 28, 2010
Candia Old Home Day: Day events will be held at the Moore Park from 11 am to 5 pm. Evening events will be held at the Moore School from 5 pm to fireworks.
Peach Festival: (Saturday-Sunday) It will be a weekend filled with fun things to do: tours, sampling, games, entertainment, and great food! Londonderry
Weare Old Home Days: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Old Home Day, Weare Center
Pembroke and Allenstown Old Home Day: This year's theme is "Under the Big Top." No clowning around, it's going to be a great day for family and friends. Pembroke
People Fest: The city of Manchester is celebrating everyone this Saturday at the 4th Annual People Fest event. This great multicultural festival will once again be held in conjunction with the Manchester Artists Association's Art in the Park.

Sunday, August 29, 2010
Steakout at the American Legion Merrimack: The VFW Post 8641 of Merrimack is sponsoring a Steakout on Sunday 9/5/10 for all members, guests and the public. The cost is only $10 for a juicy steak, baked potatoe, corn on the cob and all the fixings.
Christmas Carol, the muscial, Sunday audtions: Joel Mercier, director and author of the original musical based on Charles Dickens' classic, is looking for about 30 adult men and woman (ages 15 and up), plus as many as 10 children, between the ages of five and 14, including, of course, Tiny Tim. Concord


Friday, August 27, 2010
End of Summer Celebration: Pieces by some of America's favorite composers will be performed. Copland, Williams, Sousa and more. Don't miss the Seacoast's best kept secret for a night of musical laughter and toe-tapping fun. Exeter
Jeffrey Kuzirian Benefit Co-Ed Softball Tournament (All weekend) Trophies, ASA Umpires, Home Run Derby. Kensington
Live Free or Die Laughing Comedy Show: Join us each month as we bring you only the best in Stand Up Comedy from Boston and Beyond. Portsmouth
All Shook Up: (All weekend) Shakespeare meets James Dean, set to the music of Elvis! A mysterious motorcycling stranger changes a small Midwestern town forever. Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Can't Help Falling In Love, Don't Be Cruel and Heartbreak Hotel are just a few of Elvis' hits that make this mega-musical rock. Portsmouth
I Ought To Be In Pictures: (Friday-Saturday) I Ought To Be In Pictures is the story of Hollywood screenwriter Herb Tucker who has writer's block and a guilty conscience for leaving his family back in Brooklyn years ago. Portsmouth

Saturday, August 28, 2010
Boston - New England Air Show: (Saturday - Sunday) The United States Navy Blue Angels will appear on August 28th and 29th at the 2010 Boston - New England Air Show at the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Inaugural Moose Charity Poker Run: Want to take a lap around the Lee USA Speedway?! Come Ride with Us! Dover

Sunday, August 29, 2010
Motorcycle Poker Run: Event benefits Alexis' Dream Fund and Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue. Hampton

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region

Friday, August 27, 2010
Picasso at the Lapin Agile (All weekend) In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter, Steve Martin, plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune, as Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso spend a hilarious evening discussing life and art in one of Paris' oldest and most eccentric bohemian cafes.

Saturday, August 28, 2010
7th Annual Back-to-School Festival: The goal of this celebration is to involve the entire community in another year of learning for children and youth, encourage continued family involvement, then reap the benefits as families, schools and communities team up to support our children's education. Claremont
37th Annual Apple Pie Crafts Fair: The 37th Annual Apple Pie Crafts Fair is an annual event of the Newport Library Arts Center on the Newport Town Common, and features 70+ booths of handmade crafts, an apple pie contest, apple pie sale, live music and much more.

Sunday, August 29, 2010
Professional Hill Climb: AMA sanctioned Professional bike hill climb.Canaan.
Sweet Sounds on the Sugar River: August 29 - Jim Hollis. Claremont

Monadnock Region

Friday, August 27, 2010
2010 National 5th Annual NH Live Free Or Die Rally: (All weekend) 40+ National & State Organizations, 10 Cannons spectator participation revolutionary battle. 20 benefit bands 16 National & Local renown speakers. Jaffrey
James Dolan's Photographs of Chernobyl (All weekend) James Dolan, a computer software expert, while on assignment to Kiev, Ukrane (formerly part of the USSR) was able to visit Chernobyl 23 years after the accident at the Nuclear Power Plant on April 26, 1986. Hillsborough
John Hughes Tribute: The Breakfast Club (All weekend) Come join as at the Putnam Theater August 27 through September 9 to celebrate the famed John Hughes. With a filmography including such classic films as Christmas Vacation, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Home Alone, and Uncle Buck, Hughes was a brilliant director who spoke both to and for youth. Keene

Saturday, August 28, 2010
New England Radio Control Fly-In: (Saturday-Sunday) Four New Hampshire Radio Control Airplane flying clubs will demonstrate their aircraft and flying skills at the 2010 New England Radio Control Fly-In on August 28 and 29 Derry
Operation Send Off: BBQ to celebrate and show appreciation for soldiers of the Army National Guard deploying to the Middle East. Grudge match softball between Hillsborough Police and Fire Departments at 4:00 p.m. Hillsborough
Wood Energy Day: Tours, vendors, educational displays, visits from elected officials and candidates for local, state and national offices, refreshments, live on-site radio coverage by WKNE. Jaffrey

Sunday, August 29, 2010
Kingsbury Hill Farm Conservation Benefit Trailride: Trailride to benefit the conservation of Kingsbury Hill Farm in Francestown, NH. Hosted again by the Piscataquog Area Trailways at Kingsbury Hill. Francestown
Mason Music festival-craft show-farmers' market: Silent auction, police dog demonstration, naturalist guided nature hike, chicken BBQ, sno cones, vote on gazebo location, lots of crafters, fresh farm produce and live music!
'The Strong Man': The Strong Man' (1926) to play Wilton (N.H.) with live music on Sunday, Aug. 29. Silent film comic Harry Langdon's best feature; directed by a young Frank Capra. Wilton

Great North Woods

Friday, August 27, 2010
19th Annual North Country Moose Festival-Colebrook: Street and Country Fairs; food, diverse entertainment, vendors, crafters, quilt and art shows, dog show, photography contest, classic auto show, moose tours, moose calling contest, Roaming Railroad, Wildlife Encounters Zoo, helicopter rides, kids pool party, outdoor bluegrass, rock and jazz concerts.
Ragtime the Musical (Friday-Saturday) Ragtime is a musical masterpiece, with a lush score as moving as the story it portrays. Whitefield

Saturday, August 28, 2010
Grower's Dinner and Square Dance: The North Country Food Coop is hosting a Grower's Dinner and Square Dance on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Colebrook Country Club.
19th Annual North Country Moose Festival - Pittsburgh Street and Country Fairs; food, diverse entertainment, vendors, crafters, quilt and art shows, dog show, photography contest, classic auto show, moose tours, moose calling contest, Roaming Railroad, Wildlife Encounters Zoo, helicopter rides, kids pool party, outdoor bluegrass, rock and jazz concerts.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
19th Annual North Country Moose Festival - Columbia: Breakfast and Blessing of the autos

Lakes Region

Friday, August 27, 2010
The Blanks: Better known as "Ted's Band" from the NBC hit Scrubs, the Blanks administer a double-dose of a capella antics that will keep the audience rolling in the aisles. This hilarious show is just what the doctor ordered to fix your funny bone! Franklin.
Carroll County Stamp Show (Friday-Saturday) Sponsored by: White Mountain Stamp Club & Wolfeboro Stamp Club. Moultonborough
Bikini Contest Weekend! (All weekend) Featuring Cabana Boy Contest, Bikini Contest and Miss NASWA 2010. Laconia

Saturday, August 28, 2010
2nd Annual September to Remember Community Expo: Highlights include - a free dessert & appetizer tasting as part of a restaurant competition, 50-100 local businesses with tables, silent auction, dozens of raffle prizes, a chance to win an HD TV door prize, a free karate demonstrations, a magic show and much more!
Bristol Old Home Day: Art and Craft Show, Town Festival, Parade of antique cars, craft show, old home day, horseshoe tournament, trolley rides, etc.
Gilford Old Home Days
: Art & Craft Events, Community Events, Community Day
Last year more than a thousand came to enjoy a day of fun, games, food, music and entertainment. This year we will be building on that success with what promises to be bigger and better. Wolfeboro
Barrington Natural Heritage and Agricultural Fair
(Saturday-Sunday) The 2nd [Annual?] Barrington Natural Heritage and Agriculture Fair will be held on August 28 and 29 from 10 am to 4 pm (rain or shine!) at Warren Farm, a full-time working farm in Barrington, NH.
Lakes Region 31st Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
(Saturday-Sunday) 100 juried artists and craftsmens offering high quality items for sale, musical entertainment, culinary delights takes place on the Main Street and at the Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith NH. Free admission, rain or shine.

White Mountains Region

Friday, August 27, 2010
The Mystery of Edwin Drood: (Friday-Saturday) This wildly warm-hearted show kicks off when the hilariously loony musical troupe Music Hall Royal performs their adaptation of Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. Lincoln
Japanese-American Internment: A Personal Account by David Sakura: Hear David's firsthand account of two years spent at one of these "War Relocation Camps" during World War II.

Saturday, August 28, 2010
Annual Benefit Street Dance/Concert: The Rocking Chairs: Annual Benefit Street Dance/Concert Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 7:00pm Village Square, Bath, NH 03740
Mt. Washington Valley Craft Fair (Saturday-Sunday) ver 75 fabulous exhibitors - Free Admission - Beautiful variety of arts & crafts plus demonstrations - Music & Food - Rain or Shine Under Canopy


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