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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.

This weekend a double whammy event weekend with St. Patrick’s Day and Maple Weekend!

Find out what’s happening for St. Patrick’s day here: St. Patrick’s Day Events
Find your local sugar shack for Maple weekend here: Maple Weekend


Maple Day at Applecrest Farm
March 16, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Applecrest Farm
133 Exeter Rd., Hampton Falls
‘Tis the season for a Maple Day celebration! Head over to Applecrest Farms to enjoy all things maple. With sales on NH maple products, featured vendors, free crafts and scavenger hunts, free maple beer tastings and more, this is a maple extravaganza that you won’t want to miss.

Open Art in the Children’s Room
March 15, 9 a.m.
Exeter Public Library
4 Chestnut St., Exeter
Tap into your creative side this Friday at the Children’s Room at the Exeter Public Library! Let your creativity flow and shine!

Merrimack Valley:

Maple Day at MKIM
March 16, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
18 Highlawn Rd., Warner
It’s the sweetest time of the year in New Hampshire! Join us for a day of maple syrup making demonstrations, historical displays, a maple bake sale, storytelling (at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.), acorn pancake samples, and more! The outdoor events are free but regular admission applies to tour the museum which is free for members.

Retro Roll Event- Adult Night
March 16, 8:30 p.m.
Remix Skate and Event Center
725 Huse Rd., Manchester
Get ready to groove and boogie as our phenomenal DJs take you on a trip down memory lane! Join us as we transport you back to the sensational roller disco era of the 70s, 80s, and 90s! Don’t miss out on the chance to relive the glory days with our incredible retro-themed event! Go ahead and dig out those funky outfits and let’s make this a night to remember!


Green Heron
March 16, 7 p.m.
Del Rossis Trattoria
73 Brush Brook Rd., Dublin
Relax and unwind listening to the old-time folk, bluegrass and Celtic musical stylings of Green Heron.

St. Patrick’s Day Concert
March 17, 2 p.m.
Up Gray’d Quartet
St. James Episcopal Church
44 West St., Keene
Enjoy a festive performance of vocal ensembles, instrumental music and dance!


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A scene from last year’s Maple Weekend at Journey’s End Maple.

Maple Weekend at Journey’s End Maple
March 16-17
Journey’s End Maple
295 Loudon Rd., Pittsfield
Celebrate Maple Weekend at Journey’s End Maple! This weekend, Journey’s End will have all things maple (like maple lattes, sap dogs, cotton candy and more) and a pancake tent! The maple farm will also have pop-up vendors throughout the weekend, so each day will be new and exciting. The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance on Saturday, so make sure to stop by to take your picture.

Franklin Middle School Craft Fair
March 16, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Franklin Middle School
200 Sanborn St., Franklin
Franklin Middle School PTO is hosting an annual Spring craft fair. There will be over 70 vendors, concessions, raffles and a food drive. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales to benefit the Franklin Middle School PTO in an effort to break ground on a new playground. Bring a non-perishable food item and get entered into a special raffle to benefit Twin Rivers Food Pantry.


Maple Weekend at Mac’s Maple
March 16 and 17, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mac’s Apple
259 River Rd., Plainfield
Join Mac’s Apples’ annual maple weekend celebration! An experience for the whole family! Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of spring in New Hampshire. MAPLE CREAMEES will be coming back for this two-weekend special event! New treats are coming from the bakery and lunch will be available.

Adult Comedy Night
March 16, 6 p.m.
The Common Man Restaurant
16 Mill Rd., Claremont
Join comedians Drew Dunn and Kelly MacFarland for a night of adult comedy! There will be a happy hour with light snacks, games raffles and more.

White Mountains and Great North Woods:

NH Maple Experience
March 16, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Forest Society North at The Rocks
113 Glessner Rd., Bethlehem
Visitors will learn how to identify and tap a sugar maple tree, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the historic estate, and take a tractor ride to talk with a fourth-generation sugar maker as he plies his trade in the sweet-scented steam of a working sugar house. Next door to the sugarhouse, the interactive New Hampshire Maple Museum displays maple sugaring tools, from historic to modern. Of course, no Maple Experience would be complete without sampling the finished product. We pair our own maple syrup with fresh cider donuts and a sour pickle – to offset the sweetness of the syrup – for a unique tasting experience.

The Original Granite State Power Equipment Vintage Ride
March 16, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Granite State Power Equipment
1006 Back Lake Rd., Pittsburg
Join us for 35 miles of Vintage fun! Granite State Power Equipment will be once again hosting the funnest ride of the year! Mark your calendars and join us for a snowmobile ride and a cookout immediately following the ride. We look forward to seeing all of you there! Also note you don’t have to have a Vintage sled to join —old or new all sleds are welcome.

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

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