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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.


Grand Vinter’s Dinner with Raymond Vineyards
Feb. 10
The Wentworth by the Sea
588 Wentworth Rd., New Castle
Stephanie Putnam is the Director of Winemaking at Raymond Vineyards, where she oversees all aspects of winemaking for this iconic Napa Valley winery. A Northern California native and graduate of U.C. Davis with a B.S. in Fermentation Science, Stephanie developed her passion for winemaking at an early age thanks to her family’s appreciation of gourmet food and wine. Before joining the Boisset Collection team, Stephanie spent eight years as winemaker at Far Niente Winery, where she contemporized that winery’s house style. Prior to that, she was part of the team at Hess Collection, where she began as a cellar worker and rapidly progressed to winemaker. Stephanie’s winemaking style and philosophy centers around creating balanced wines that are the truest expression of Napa Valley and its extraordinary terroir. Wines that exemplify harmony and balance are what she enjoys personally, and this also influences the style of wine she creates.

Winter Party on Ice
Feb. 10, 2 p.m
Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock St., Portsmouth
Join Ice Dance International, 2x US Champion Alissa Czisny, Lara and Neill Shelton, and Ice Dance International cast members for this fun free world-class skating show. Winter Party on Ice is weather-dependent. There is no snow date for this show. The show will be live-streamed. Check the Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond and Ice Dance International Facebook Page for more information.

Merrimack Valley:

Anti-Valentine’s Party
Feb. 11, 8:30 p.m.- 11 p.m.

REMIX Skate and Event Center
725 Huse Rd., Manchester
Do you like to zip around the rink or bust a move? This event is designed for you and our experienced skaters. No skate trainers will be available during this event! Others abilities are welcome to come enjoy food and drink. Forget about those overpriced fancy dinners and boring roses, and get ready to jam at Remix’s epic Anti-Valentine’s Day Bash! Got a date? No problemo. Bring ’em along. Flying solo? Even more awesome. We’ll shower you with the ultimate dose of heart wrenching emo, catchy pop punk, and mind-blowing alt-rock tunes! Bring your friends and let’s create unforgettable memories together. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to shine on the rink! $20 per ticket, includes rentals if needed. Ticket required for all attendees.

Double Midnight National Pizza Day
Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
Double Midnight Comics
252 Willow St., Manchester
Come enjoy some games and celebrate DMC’s favorite food, PIZZA! Everyone playing games in our game room that night gets free pizza. We will have gaming events for Flesh and Blood at 6:30 p.m., Magic: Drafting Murders at Karlov Manor at 7 p.m., Magic: Pioneer at 7 p.m., and Casual Games with space permitting. You must be playing at 7 p.m. when we do a headcount. Pizza will be served by 8 p.m.


Open Art Jam
Feb., 9, 4p.m.
The Gathering Space
82 Washington St., Keene
Join us for a few hours of open-concept co-creation! Bring your own instruments – art materials and inspiration provided! The vision for this event is to simply gather and create, open to all ages. We will have some instruments available for playing but you are encouraged to bring your own, as well as an art project or story/song you would like to share. This is a free event open to the public however donations are gratefully and graciously received. Suggested donation is $10. No creator will be turned away.

Local Love Party 
Feb. 9, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Monadnock Food Co-op
34 Cypress St., Keene
Join us a night of local tastings, raffles, and an activity! Join Stephanie from The Preserved Garden for a workshop on DIY Herb-Infused Body Oils for a night of self-love and self-care! Beginning at 4:30 p.m., Stephanie will guide attendees through the safe practice and creation of at-home oils!


Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Feb. 11, 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Hermit Woods Winery
72 Main St., Meredith
Join us for an exquisite wine and dessert tasting experience! Immerse yourself in a delightful array of decadent desserts and local chocolates, expertly paired with our hand-crafted dessert and sparkling rosé wines—a perfect celebration for Valentine’s Day! We’re excited to host representatives from Loon Chocolate and Springerle Bakery showcasing their delectable offerings at this special event, along with samples of many of Winnipesaukee Chocolates to sample as well. The doors are open from 12-4, allowing guests to drop by anytime within that window. Choose from four convenient time slots for your ticket, and we anticipate that, for most, the experience will unfold beautifully in about an hour.

Snow Bocce Ball Tournament
Feb. 10, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Twin Barns Brewing Company
194 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith
Who said you could only play bocce in the summer? Come play snow bocce, tournament style!


Lunar New Year Celebration with Cai Xi
Feb. 11, 11 a.m.
RWB Community Center
48 Lebanon St., Hanover
Celebrate Lunar New Year with Chinese calligraphy, tai chi, traditional Chinese dance and an authentic dragon dance. Join us to welcome the Lunar New Year with traditional Chinese calligraphy, Tai Chi and traditional Chinese dance. The celebration will conclude with a dragon dance featuring a giant 12-person puppet dragon! Participants will help the dragon dance on the streets of Hanover. This year marks the beginning of the year of the dragon which symbolizes strength, luck and health. The celebration continues with a dragon dance through the Dartmouth campus at 12:30 pm. We will parade the dragon on the Dartmouth green, through the Collis Center and the Berry-Baker library.

Paul Nelson Music
Feb. 9, 6 p.m.
Little Brother Burger Co.
420 Main St., New London
Head over to Little Brother Burger Co. for a night of transcendent music that will leave you feeling poetically soulful. “Nelson’s voice is menacingly soulful; the intimacy of his songcraft is riveting…. you’re mesmerized,” said Jim Hynes, from Making a Scene!  “His songs, poignant and masterfully crafted, are delivered with finesse,” raved critic Phillip Smith, Philly Cheeze’s Rock & Blues Reviews.

White Mountains and Great North Woods:

Begins Feb. 10
Cranmore Mountain Resort
239 Skimobile Rd., North Conway
It’s a party in Schneider Square with music, games smore’s and C-more the penguin!

Friday Movie: Little Mermaid (Live Action)
Feb. 9, 6 p.m..
The Tillotson Center: The Kaufmann Theater
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook
“The Little Mermaid” is visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of Disney’s beloved animated musical classic, the story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.

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