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We’re back! Are you itching to get out and try something new, but aren’t sure where to look and what to do? Have no fear, “Spontaneity” is here! Every week, we provide a region-by-region breakdown of events and activities from across the Granite State that you won’t want to miss. From arts and crafts, to hole-in-the-wall music venues, our short list will have something for everyone, no matter what you’re looking to do. If you see something you like, make sure you act fast- we’re only looking at what’s going on this weekend.

Are you looking for the best spots to view the eclipse this upcoming Monday, April 8? Maybe some fun eclipse themed activities? Check out our eclipse events rundown here!


Fox Run Marketplace
April 6 and April 7
The Fox Run Mall
50 Fox Run Rd., Newington
Over 50+ unique vendors and growing! There will be vintage toys and collectibles, antiques, sports memorabilia, TGA (professional card graders), artisan, artists, and much more! This event is inside the Fox Run Mall.

UNH Ballet Showcase
April 6, 7 p.m.
UNH Johnson Theater
30 Academic Way, Durham
Watch UNH ballet students and classes perform their end of semester showcase!

Merrimack Valley:

The Price is Right- LIVE
April 7, 7 p.m.
Chubb Theatre at CCA
44 S. Main St., Concord
Welcome to Price Is Right Live! Get ready to experience the excitement of listening for your name to be called to “Come on Down” and play the famous pricing games direct from television’s longest running and best-loved game show! Now in its 20th year playing to sold-out audiences, the Price Is Right Live™ has given away more than 15 million dollars in cash and prizes. Who knows? Our next winner might be YOU! Have fun and good luck!

Capital City Craft Festival
April 6 and April 7
Everett Arena
15 Loudon Rd., Concord
Over 100 of the regions finest Artisans will display and sell their American made Arts and Crafts!


Free Pop-Up Yoga
April 5, 9: noon- 12:30 p.m.
The Hannah Grimes Center
25 Roxbury St., Keene
The Hannah Grimes Center is offering free yoga every first Friday of the month to anyone within the community who is interested! All are welcome! Please feel free to invite your friends, family, and colleagues to take a tour of The Hive, enjoy free yoga, refreshments, and an optional co-working space for the day! No registration or yoga mat is required. We have extra yoga mats for guests to use. Everglow’s extremely talented yoga instructor, Jackie, leads a gentle, yet energizing yoga session to help jumpstart your weekend! Come spend your lunch break with us.

Teen Night Out: Float and Flick
April 5, 7:30- 10 p.m.
Keene YMCA
200 Summit Rd., Keene
Come hangout for a Friday night of chilling and floating in the pool while watching a movie and eating popcorn! Other activities will include gym games, basketball, and card games. $5/person. Registration is required.


2nd Annual Chilly Chili and Cornbread Cook Off
April 6, noon
Tamworth Lyceum
85 Main St., Tamworth
Get your tastebuds ready for some an epic battle between delicious chili and cornbread! Join the Chocorua Public Library at The Tamworth Lyceum, which has generously donated their venue space for this exciting event! Tasters can also look forward to enjoying one of Tamworth Distillery’s exquisite cocktails or mocktails while tasting some of the best chili around.

Preparing for the Solar Eclipse
April 6, 10 a.m.
Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia
Prescott Farm is just south of the path of totality for the Solar Eclipse on April 8. Come ahead of time to act out how eclipses happen, view the sun through a solar filter, and make a pinhole projector to safely observe the eclipse.


Styrofoam Collection
April 6, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.
Lebanon High School Parking Lot
195 Hanover St., Lebanon
Sustainable Lebanon is once again partnering with the Lebanon Rotary Club to offer a polystyrene (styrofoam) collection day on Saturday, from 9 a.m. -11 a.m. at the front parking lot of the Lebanon High School. The event will take place rain or shine and is open to all members of the public. Collection is for clean, rigid expanded polystyrene #6 (EPS) and #6 food service foam which will be driven to the Gilford recycling facility. It is important that all tape and labels be removed and all collected foam is clean, dry, and free of food residue or other debris.

Barn Dance with Open Band  
April 5,5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Upper Valley Music Center
8 South Park St., Lebanon
Join Upper Valley Music Center and Stowell Library for an old-fashioned family barn dance! We’ll dance to traditional New-England style dances taught and called by David Millstone, with live music from a band led by Carol Compton. Families and people of all ages are welcome to dance- no experience necessary! Musicians are also welcome to join the open band – contact [email protected] for a tune list. Light refreshments are provided. This event is presented with support from the Friends of the Cornish Library and the Dwinell Charitable Trust. Dancers, please bring clean soft-soled shoes (like sneakers) for dancing, and a full water bottle.

White Mountains and Great North Woods:

Do You Want to Be a Beekeeper?
April 6, 10 a.m.
Whitney Community Center
16 Black Mountain Rd., Jackson
Have you ever dreamed of keeping your own honeybee hives? Unravel the mysteries of keeping bees. Topics will include: the three types of bees found in a hive, bee biology, bee behavior, and the numerous products, as well as hive construction, beekeeping equipment needs, start-up costs, hive management, and more. This program is taught by Janice and Joe Mercieri, the founders and owners of White Mountain Apiary & Bee Farm located in Whitefield.

Solar Eclipse with Studio Two
April 6, 7 p.m.
The Kaufmann Theater
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook
Hailed as “New England’s Best Beatles Tribute Band” by The British Beer Company, Beatles tribute band, Studio Two, continues its tour in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America. Studio Two is a headlining Beatles band that pays tribute to the early Beatles years, choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era. Featuring graduates from Berklee College of Music and Beatles devotees, Studio Two band mates met in a “cellar full of noise” in a town slightly west of Liverpool (Milford, New Hampshire!) to pay homage to the greatest rock band of all time. Band members are experienced musicians of today’s generation dedicated to preserving the memory and fan culture of The Beatles generation.

Have an event we should know about or that should be considered for the next edition of “Spontaneity”? Send me an email at [email protected]

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