Events at Dover NH Library, Music Hall, NH Theater Project, NHTP

Addiction and Recovery Conference at Dover Library

DOVER – All are invited to attend the next New Hampshire Humanities program at the Dover Public Library, in person or virtually on Monday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. The program is titled “Hooked: Narratives of Addiction, Recovery and Redemption” which will be presented by Kate Gaudet. No registration for this free program is required unless you wish to attend virtually. Visit to register. The program is open to the public. For more information, call 603-516-6050.

Live chat with Amor Towles on “The Lincoln Highway”

PORTSMOUTH — Writers on a New England Stage features New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles with his new novel, “The Lincoln Highway,” on Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. The in-person event is sold out but live tickets are available.

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The event includes a Q&A with the audience and a literary conversation with Peter Biello, host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s afternoon news magazine All Things Considered. Live stream tickets are $10. Copies of the book ($30 hardcover) will be available for purchase. Books and tickets can be purchased online at, at 603-436-2400, or in person at the box office at 28 Chestnut St.

A sketch of William Dean Howells at work, courtesy of WD Howells.

Visit the Kittery Point home of William Dean Howells

KITTERY, Maine — As part of its 375th anniversary celebration, Kittery is offering tours of the home of author William Dean Howells. Susan Goodman, an English professor at the University of Delaware who co-wrote a biography of the author in 2005, will lead two tours of Howells’ former mansard-roofed residence at 36 Pepperrell Road in Kittery Point on Tuesday May 10. These tours, which will be held at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., will be ticketed events and limited to groups of 15. Tickets can be obtained from the Rice Public Library at

Learn about the war in Ukraine with UNH professor Kurk Dorsey

ROCHESTER — The history of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is long and complex. In this illustrated lecture on Tuesday, May 10 at 3 p.m. at the Rochester Public Library, Kurk Dorsey, director of the Department of History at UNH, will delve into the sources of the dispute between Russia on the one hand and Ukraine and its allies on the other hand. other.

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Dorsey has taught US environmental history and US diplomatic history since 1994 at UNH, where he won an Excellence in Teaching Award and a Graduate Student Mentorship Award. He has published two books, “The Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy” (1998) and “Whales and Nations” (2013). The presentation will take place in the Community Room of the Rochester Public Library. Customers will need to register by stopping by the main office or by calling 603-332-1428 ext. 2.

Dover Public Library Friends to Meet

DOVER — On Tuesday May 10 at 6.30 p.m., become a Friend of the Library. Members meet to discuss upcoming fundraisers and requests for library funds. Anyone is welcome. The group is currently looking for a Membership Manager to maintain the membership database and a Programming Manager to schedule monthly lectures at the library.

Merrimack Gathering Civil War Roundtable

SALISBURY, Mass. – The May Meeting of the Merrimack Civil War Roundtable will be held May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, Mass. Free and open to the public. Art Ober will present a lecture entitled “My Great-Grandfather’s Civil War Story”. Charter Roundtable member and Korean War veteran Art Ober will share his research on his great-grandfather’s Civil War service.

Dover Library calls all teenagers

DOVER – Teen Advisory Board is a group of students in grades 7-12 who want to shape library programs and services for middle and high school students. TAB members attend monthly meetings to share ideas, help choose teen materials for the collection, participate in and help plan future teen events and services, and work to make of the library a friendly space for teens in our community. This month’s meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at the Dover Public Library.

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The film “Final Thoughts” will premiere at the NH Theater Project

PORTSMOUTH – New Hampshire Theater Project Elephant-in-the-Room Series and Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc. will honor Mental Health Awareness Month with the premiere of “Final Thoughts,” a film based on Tim Barretto’s play which focuses on the theme of suicide. Directed by CJ Lewis with original music by Jonathan Wilkins, the film stars Peter Josephson, Bill Humphreys, Amy Desrosiers, Genevieve Aichele, Blair Hundertmark and Robin Fowler.

Following the screening of the film, there will be a community discussion on the subject of suicide and its effects on individuals, their families and the community. Panelists include Patty Driscoll, LICSW, vice president of clinical operations, adult services at Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc.; Dina Solomon, LCSW, clinical social worker specializing in trauma therapy; playwright Tim Barretto and director CJ Lewis.

This program will be offered live at the NHTP Theater at 959 Islington Street in Portsmouth, and it will also be available live online. Admission to the event is free, although pre-registration is required. Information and registration link can be found at

Billy Butler’s “Children of the Grim” opens on the Ring

PORTSMOUTH – Billy Butler and Bitter Pill’s ‘Children of the Grim’ opens Friday May 13 and runs through Sunday June 5 at the Players’ Ring Theatre. “Children of the Grim” is a neo-Gothic musical staging of original and traditional children’s stories, nursery rhymes and folk songs. Bitter Pill uses classic storytelling, puppets, theatre, multimedia and music to create a unique theatrical experience, a sardonic alternative to the usual sugar coated children’s theatre. The show is suitable for macabre children of all ages. For times and tickets, visit

World Big Day Bird Count at Wild Wildlife Sanctuary

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine – On Saturday, May 14, from 7-9 and 9-10 a.m. at Savage Wildlife Preserve, there will be a morning of birding and participating in the Global Big Day Bird Count. Birdwatching for all experience levels from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Family program at 9 a.m. with a story about birds and participation in a birding session and more. Pre-registration required. Call 207-646-3604 or [email protected], outings limited to 25. Free for GWRLT members, suggested donation $5 to non-members, $10 per family.

Somersworth Festival Association Spring Craft Fair

SOMERSWORTH – The Somersworth Festival Association is holding its 29th annual Spring Craft Fair from 9am to 3pm on Saturday May 14 at Somersworth High School, 11 Memorial Drive, Somersworth. The craft fair will feature many talented artisans offering wooden crafts, garden decorations, birdhouses, paintings, metal decorations, mugs, tote bags, gnomes, wind chimes, children’s items, jewelry, food and pet supplies, and sewn items. , knitted and crocheted items, raffles and more. Vendors will be inside and outside. The cafeteria will have food for sale. For vendor inquiries or questions, email us at [email protected], call us at 603-692-5869, or visit

Snapology will bring the Madrigal Magic Workshop to the Library

DOVER – In this Encanto-inspired Lego brick workshop on Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. at the Dover Public Library, participants will embrace their inner magic and develop models representing the qualities that make them special. The challenges will help develop their engineering and critical thinking skills in a creative, fun and musical way. This activity is best suited for children ages 5-9. Registration required.

Madbury Church Ham and Bean Suppers Return

MADBURY — For the first time in two years, a ham and bean supper will be sponsored by the Madbury United Church of Christ on Saturday, May 14 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Madbury Town Hall at 13 Town Hall Road. Guests can enjoy cooked ham from George Calef’s Fine Foods in Barrington, a variety of homemade baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, assorted breads, a salad bar from 21 dishes and drinks. A highlight are delicious artisan fruit and cream tarts for dessert. We regret that due to price increases from our suppliers, we have to increase the cost of dinner to $12 for adults and children 12 and older. Children under 12 cost $6 and families $28.

Musical duo Wind and Sail release their debut album on Flight Coffee Co.

DOVER — What’s more exciting than new beginnings? On Saturday, May 14, you’ll have the exclusive chance to be part of the premiere of dynamic musical duo Wind and Sail’s debut album. Wind and Sail are an American indie folk-rock duo based in coastal New Hampshire. Made up of married couple Graham and Abby Allen, they make music born out of their story, to connect with your story, encouraging us all to hope.

This premier event will take place on Saturday May 14 at the Flight Coffee Co. in Dover. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the show runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are already half sold out and can be found at

Cancer kites fly May 15

EXETER — Since 2004, Kites Against Cancer has filled the skies with kites as a sign of hope and support for cancer patients and their loved ones. This year, the Kites at the Beach event takes place on Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the Oceanfront Pavilion in Hampton Beach. The community is invited to fly a kite in memory or in honor of a person touched by cancer.

Kites Against Cancer was created by Anne-Marie Viviano, a former cancer patient at Exeter Hospital who also started The Beyond the Rainbow Fund to help patients with expenses and well-being therapies to be during cancer treatments.

The kites are available for a $10 donation at over 25 Seacoast businesses or online at All funds raised during the Kites Against Cancer season benefit the Beyond the Rainbow Fund and the Together We Can fundraising campaign.

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