Scenic New Hampshire – Statewide ideas on how to spend your next New Hampshire vacation. Travel Ideas, Lodging, and year-round activities for your enjoyment in New Hampshire.


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.


The Semi-Annual Doggie Adoption at the Black Dog
Feb. 29, 11 a.m.
The Black Dog
19 Market St., Portsmouth
The Black Dog Portsmouth is excited to kick off The Black Dog’s Semi-Annual Doggie Adoption Month! Join us and some adorable pooches from the NHSPCA from 11 a.m. -2 p.m.! You might just meet your new best friend!

Merrimack Valley:

Theater Candy Bingo
March 1, 6:30 p.m.

Chunky’s Manchester
707 Huse Rd., Manchester
If you’re a camping family, then you know exactly how this game of BINGO is played! We are converting our locations to an evening of live-hosted BINGO where the featured prized items each round are boxes of delicious, iconic Chunky’s Movie Theater Candy and also a few valuable Chunky’s prizes! The use of our big-screen will make your typical game of Bingo like nothing you’ve ever experienced before! For $10 you will be able to reserve a seat and receive a $5 off virtual food voucher (to be used towards one food item that night) and a box of Chunky’s theater candy goes in the pot. This event will last around an hour and a half, so we hope to get at least 8 rounds in! We’ll do classic straight bingo and a handful of other creative rounds to win! Get ready to feel like a rock-star when you win! Doors open 1 hour before start time. Please arrive early! Our food and drink menu will be available for this event as usual!

The Red Hot Chili Pipers
March 3, 4 p.m.
Capitol Center for the Aarts
44 S. Main St., Concord
Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional scottish music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call ‘Bagrock”.


Easter Basket Weaving
March 2, 10 a.m.
United Church of Christ
23 Central Square, Keene
What’s a more precious gift than an Easter basket filled with colored eggs and chocolate? A hand-made Easter Basket! Remember the one you had when you were a kid? Re-create it for your loved one. Several weaving methods will be taught using various sizes and types of reed dyed in spring colors. Suitable for beginners.


Snowshoe Nature Walk
March 3, 2 p.m..
Gunstock Mountain Resort
719 Cherry Valley Rd., Gilford
Strap on your snowshoes and join us for a fun and relaxing guided walk through our Nordic trails, along the brook and through our Wetlands Walk. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you immerse yourself in this restorative stroll. Elite guides lead your tour, and are with the group throughout the excursion. Snowshoe rentals included. Dress in layers; water bottles are encouraged.

Birding Outing at Brockway Nature Preserve
March 2, 8 a.m.
Hosted by the NH Audubon at the Brockway Nature Preserve
Farrington Corner Rd., Hopkinton
This is an informal birding outing that begins at Brockway Nature Preserve in Hopkinton and explores the trails with Devin Guilfoyle, Newfound Center Coordinator. All ages and skill levels of birders are welcome. If you are new to birding, come and learn the basics! If you are an avid birder, come to learn new techniques, network with other birders, or share your expertise with the group. Binocular rental included with ticket. Please dress for the weather, with sturdy shoes. Expect to walk between 1-2 miles over mostly flat, but uneven trails through grassy and wooded terrain. Trails may be soggy or muddy in the rainy season. Dogs are not permitted at Audubon sanctuaries.


Lyme Handcrafters Show
This Weekend
Betty Grant Gallery, at the Lyme Library
38 Union St., Lyme
Participants in the Lyme Library’s weekly Handcrafters Gathering display some of their handiwork in the Betty Grant Gallery. Some items are for sale, with 10% of the proceeds supporting the Friends of Lyme Library.

Peeps Diorama Contest- Call for Entries
Enter Now through March 21
Community Arts Center
58 N. Main St., Newport
The Library Arts Center Gallery this fun, springtime tradition using the iconic Easter Candies: Peeps!  This annual favorite contest welcomes community members of all ages. Make an original shoebox-sized diorama with the iconic Easter candies as the main characters. Community members of all ages, businesses, school classrooms, groups & organizations are all encouraged to enter.  Take cues from current events, pop culture, or clever “peeps” puns—just get creative!

White Mountains and Great North Woods:

9 to 5: The Musical
March 1, 7 p.m.
The Tillotson Center
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook
Join the Carriage Lane Players’ for the opening night of “9 to 5; The Musical”! This musical adaptation of the classic comedy features music by Dolly Parton, and will leave you in stitches!

StoryWalk: Tea Party in the Woods
Opens March 1
Hosted by the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Whitten Woods Trailhead
A StoryWalk is a fun, educational activity that places pages of a children’s story along a popular walking route in your community. This year’s spring story is at Whitten Woods in Ashland. We hope you enjoy this story by Akiko Miyakoshi where you follow the journey of a young girl, Kikko, as she travels through the woods to bring a pie to her grandmother. Put yourself in Kikko’s shoes as she braves the forest and stumbles into an unexpected party. You may even meet some of the characters Kikko meets on your own walk. Think about which friendly critters might be following along as you are reading the story! After exploring the story along the trail be sure to visit the Ashland Town Library for a fun craft activity that goes along with the book!

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