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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.


Cider Flights and Tasty Bites
March 23, 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
The Dover Children’s Museum
6 Washington St., Dover
The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is pleased to offer a unique, grown-up-only, fundraising event this spring. “Cider Flights & Tasty Bites”  is a special collaboration with North Country Hard Cider Company. The event, hosted at the Children’s Museum amongst its two floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits, will feature tasty four-ounce locally crafted cider pours from North Country Hard Cider paired with tasty bites from local restaurants. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s exhibits and programs.

Crocus Flower Paint Night
March 22, 6 p.m.
Seacoast ArtSpot
2992 Lafayette Rd., Unit 3
This is fun art, not fine art! Join Jody to paint spring crocus flowers. Jody walks you through this painting step by step, and all materials are included! This paint night is BYOB, so bring your favorite drink and snacks!

Merrimack Valley:

MKIM Spring Auction
March 28, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
18 Highlawn Rd., Warner
This auction may technically be next Thursday, but you don’t want to miss the MKIM’s first auction of the year! With over 30 items including pottery, jewelry, book and more, this auction is full of unique items and experiences.

St. Patrick’s Parade
March 24, noon
Downtown Manchester
Didn’t get a chance to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day last week? Don’t worry! New Hampshire’s largest St. Patrick’s Day is held the week after St. Patrick’s Day, so you can celebrate in the Queen City. The parade begins at Salmon St. and Elm, and finishes at the grandstand at Central St. and Elm. With rousing musical and dance performances, trucks, drumlins, creative banners and more, this is a must-see parade.


Shamrock 5K and Family Day
March 24, 9: 30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Cheshire Children’s Museum
149 Emerald St., Keene
Formerly known as the Shamrock Shuffle, the Shamrock 5k and Family Day is a vibrant and fun gathering that brings the families of the Monadnock Region together for a day of fun, laughter and community spirit. This event will feature the 5k shuffle race, a St. Patrick’s Day themed Best Dressed Contest, activities, live entertainment and more!

Rockin’ 4 Vets
March 22, 7:30 p.m.
The Park Theatre
19 Main St., Jaffrey
Rockin’4 Vets brings New England Blues Legend James Montgomery (James Montgomery Band, Johnny Winter Band) along with Boston guitar great Jon Butcher (Jon Butcher Axis, Experience Hendrix) as part of a classic rock All-Star line-up of top New England performers. The event will feature an evening of classic rock and original songs by each artist, from their solo careers and the bands they performed in. Rockin’ 4 Vets is a long-established New England organization that presents events to raise funds for local organizations that support Vets in dealing with issues related to PTSD, addiction, and homelessness.


Easter Egg Hunt
March 23, noon- 2 p.m.
Juggernaut Fitness
24 Lexington Dr., Laconia
Children aged 2-5 are invited to join the fun! The participation fee is $10 per child, with a discounted rate of $5 for each additional sibling in the family. After the hunt, stay and play! Your child(ren) are invited to freely explore the facility! This includes free play, pictures with the Easter Bunny, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, an obstacle course and more!

Total Eclipse of the Art
March 22
The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery
279 DW Hwy., Meredith
The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is excited for the Great North American Solar Eclipse and celebrating with an exhibit Total Eclipse of the Art. On April 8, New Hampshire will be one of 13 U.S. states that is in the path of a total solar eclipse. To mark this great event, work is being submitted by various League juried artists. Jewelry, wood, pottery and more with a celestial theme will celebrate this spectacular sight. The exhibit will run from now until April 12. Stop in the gallery to see what creative pieces our talented artists have created.


Pokémon TCG League Challenge
March 24, 1 p.m.
Black Moon Games
259 River Rd., Lebanon
Head over to Black Moon Games for a special tournament that awards Championship Points! This tournament will be in standard format. Each player will earn 1 booster pack AND 1 Play! Prize Pack per match win. Our overall winner will receive a Temporal Forces Elite Trainer Box! Please note that Temporal Forces cards will not be legal until April 5.

White Mountains and Great North Woods:

80’s Weekend at Attitash
March 23, all day
Attitash Mountain
775 US 302, Bartlett
Kick it back with Attitash for 80’s weekend! Check out the raddest 80s cover band, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” in Ptarmigans, and enter the costume contest to win exclusive prizes. Lawson’s will be in Ptarmigan’s Pub and the Bear Den for a promo.

Friday Film: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
March 22, 6 p.m.
The Kaufmann Theater
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook
The story of Coriolanus Snow, years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem. He is young, very determined and though the Snow family has fallen on hard times, Coriolanus sees a chance for a change in his fortunes when he is chosen to be a mentor for the 10th Hunger Games.

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