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Events Calendar - 2021

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
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Festival of Illumination World of Lights 2021 -- Mendon MA

Sep 22, 2021 - Jan 3, 2022 Southwick's Zoo, 2 Southwick Street Mendon, MA

 illumination of lights Take an exhilarating journey around the globe at the breathtaking Festival of Illumination at Southwick’s Zoo. “World of Lights: Our Continents and Their Cultures” uses magnificent handcrafted Chinese lanterns to help visitors immerse themselves in a magical world of illumination. Travel to the African Savannahs, the Amazon rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, all illuminated with hundreds of amazingly intricate lanterns and custom-built exhibits of silk, steel and LED lights. The festival, New England’s largest lantern showcase, runs from September through January 3, 2022, and includes live entertainment, an Asian Night Marketplace and specialty foods. Starting Nov. 26, the zoo’s Winter Wonderland lights and additional holiday-themed lanterns will be added to the display.
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Art Show

Art In the Orchard 2021 -- Easthampton MA

Aug 16, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021 Park Hill Orchard, 82 Park Hill Road, Easthampton, MA

Art In the Orchard is a self-guided walking trail of sculptures about a half-mile long through fruit gardens. A further walk through the labyrinth adds about a quarter mile. This year's exhibition will feature works by 30 sculptors. Please wear shoes and clothing appropriate for walking around farm fields and trails. Well behaved and leashed dogs may come to the sculpture trail but not the PYO fruit areas. There is no charge for parking. The trail is a great destination for a family visit.

Children & Families

CATAPULT, Magic Shadows --

Sep 22, 2021 - Oct 22, 2021 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road, Arundel, ME

Catapult does shadow dance -- a theatrical art form that combines dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes from the world around us. Fun for all ages.

Pumpkin Patch at CT Trolley Museum – East Windsor CT

Sep 24, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021 Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road / Route 140 East Windsor, CT

This is family adventure where you ride on a trolley car out to the pumpkin patch field and each child can pick out a pumpkin. When guests return to the museum they may decorate the pumpkins, get faces painted, play in the corn box, enjoy the outside play area and the entire museum. Admission includes the adjacent Fire Truck Museum. Buy tickets online.

Holiday on the Harbor – Belfast ME

Dec 11, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021 Steamboat Landing Park, Commercial Street, Belfast, ME

Santa Claus is coming to town… via boat. Santa will arrive from across the harbor and guests will have the opportunity to meet him and take photos. There will also be other family-friendly activities such as cookie decorating, ornament making, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more. Enjoy holiday music and hot chocolate as we kick off the holiday season.

Dance -- Participation

Colonial Dance at Noah's – West Hartford CT

Nov 7, 2021 - Nov 7, 2021 The Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT

The Noah Webster House is hosting a Colonial Dance in honor of the 232nd anniversary of Noah Webster and his bride, Rebecca Greenleaf, who were married in 1789. A dance instructor will teach guests all of the most popular colonial dances of the era. There will also be cake and punch, and live music by James and Willow Sirch of Fiddleheads. Colonial costumes are encouraged but not required. This event is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Farms

Cranberry Harvest Tours 2021 -- Nantucket MA

Oct 14, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021 location will be sent to participants Nantucket, MA

These tours allow guests to see the history of cranberry growing in action at the Milestone Cranberry Bog on Nantucket. Two experts walk guests through the bogs at harvest and talk about the process of cultivating this crop 30 miles out to sea along with the history of our country's founding fruit. Preregistration is required, through the website. Once your reservation is processed, you will get an email with directions to the meeting location. All walks are around 2.5 miles over gravel Wear comfortable walking shoes and warm layers. Dates: October 14, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28.

Thanksgiving at the Farm – Woodstock VT

Nov 26, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021 Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT

Celebrate the Thanksgiving season with Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. Experience 19th century Thanksgiving traditions, explore the grounds, participate in crafts, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. This event is perfect for families. Masks are required indoors.

Wassail Weekend – Woodstock VT

Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021 Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT

Celebrate the winter season with candle dipping, gingerbread ornaments, holiday recipe demonstrations, storytelling, and more. Enjoy a warm cup of Wassail and snack on apple cider donuts at the Dairy Bar. Plus, tour the decorated farmhouse parlor and learn more about Victorian Christmas traditions. On Sunday, there will also be horse-drawn wagon or sleigh rides if the weather, conditions permitting.

Festivals

RiverFire – Berlin NH

Oct 16, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021 Union Heritage Park, 942 Main Street Berlin, NH

Visit Berlin, “the city that trees built,” for an all-day celebration of the town and the Androscoggin River. After a full day of hayrides, a costume parade, food, and more at the Union Heritage Park, head down to the bridge at dusk to watch fires light up the historic boom piers that dot the river.

Sandwich Glass Museum's 10th Annual PumpkinFest – Sandwich MA

Oct 23, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021 The Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA

The 10th Annual PumpkinFest will be held on the grounds of the Sandwich Glass Museum on Saturday, October 23 (rain date October 24). Local glass artists are challenged to craft one-of-a-kind or limited edition creations. Ranging from the petite to large scale and in hues from the classic orange to multi-color, there will be an exciting array. All pumpkins available for sale. First come first serve. CDC/State Covid-19 protocols in place.

18th Gilfeather Turnip Festival – Wardsboro VT

Oct 23, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021 Wardsboro Public Library, 170 Main Street, Wardsboro, VT

Celebrate Vermont’s state vegetable, the turnip. Sample some Gilfeather turnip soup at an outdoor kiosk, shop for produce and crafts from over 50 vendors at the farmer’s market, and participate in the Gilfeather Turnip contest. There will be over 1,000lbs of turnips at the event.

The Shakespeare Renaissance Festival – Stratford CT

Oct 24, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021 The American Shakespeare Festival Theater Park, 1850 Elm Street, Stratford, CT

This Renaissance Festival is held on the grounds of The American Shakespeare Festival Theater Park in Stratford. It has all of the amenities of a classic Renaissance Faire, including live performances, yummy food, games, and vendors, but with a Harvest Festival and Halloween twist. King, Queen or pauper, come spend a day back in time!

Food, Wine, Beer

The Great New England Pumpkin Pie Contest – Plymouth MA

Nov 6, 2021 - Nov 6, 2021 Plimoth Patuxet Museums, 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA

Thanksgiving is a classic American holiday, and pumpkin pie is often the star of the meal. If you have an incredible pumpkin pie that you’d like to show off, enter this contest to win in one of three categories: adult amateur (home baker) and professional (bakery or restaurant), or baker-in-the-making for those under age 18. Pies will be judged for flavor, crust, appearance, and creativity.

Burlington Margarita & Mimosa Fest – Burlington VT

Nov 6, 2021 - Nov 6, 2021 Nectars Burlington, 188 Main Street, Burlington, VT

Guests will have access to any of the four participating venues — which are all within walking distance to one another –– and wristbands for discounted drinks. Featuring $4 beer, $4 seltzer, $4 mimosas, and $5 margaritas, this event will support the Burlington bar and restaurant district. All guests must arrive between 2 – 4 p.m. to register and pick up wristbands.

Guided Tours

Indigenous People of Concord Walking Tour – Concord MA

Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021 Concord Visitor Center, 58 Main Street, Concord, MA

Step into the vast history of the native people of Concord (Musketaquid). The three rivers were settled over 10,000 years ago — but how did these people arrive in the area? What were their lives like? And what happened when they came into contact with European settlers in 1635? Take a walk through downtown Concord and find out. The tour is held on October 2nd, 10th, 11th, and 17th, and lasts approximately 75 minutes.

H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour – Providence RI

Oct 16, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021 John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

Tour H.P. Lovecraft’s Providence as part of the Vortex Sci-fi, Fantasy, & Horror Film Festival. Lovecraft lived in and wrote about Providence — including locations like Prospect Terrace, the First Baptist Church, and the Benefit Street houses — and he is the city’s best known science fiction author. The ticket also includes a ticket to curated virtual screening of films inspired by Lovecraft. The tour runs once per day during two weekends, October 16-17 and 23-24.

Autumn Evening Adventure – Greenwich CT

Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 22, 2021 Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT

During the week of the Harvest Moon and the last warm days of the year, take a walk with the Greenwich Audubon Center. Guests will get to enjoy the night and search for hooting owls, crickets, bats, and other wildlife — possibly even migrating songbirds as they fly past the full moon. Face masks are required.

True Stories and Tall Tales of the Springfield Quadrangle – Springfield MA

Oct 23, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021 Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Discover the lore and sometimes-spooky stories of the Springfield Quadrangle on this guided outdoor tour. The tour will be led by two guides, but beware: one of the guides is trustworthy and will only stick to the well-documented history of the Quadrangle and the museums, while the other guide might make up stories along the way. Who are you going to believe? Recommended for ages 10 and up. Flashlights will be provided.

Halloween

Rails to the Darkside Trolley Ride -- – East Windsor CT

Sep 24, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021 Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road / Route 140, East Windsor, CT

During this haunted experience, ride vintage trolleys into the dark woods for a fear that you will never forget. Listen to old stories of a hastily moved cemetery where bodies were left behind. Will you survive? This experience is rated PG-13 and may be too intense for the squeamish. Recommended for ages 16 and older. Buy tickets online.

Terror at Quassy – Middlebury CT

Oct 8, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT

On the weekends during the Halloween season, Quassy Amusement & Waterpark transforms into a spooky sight! Guests can explore at a variety of frightening attractions, including dungeons, a haunted catacomb, the demons of darkness area, and even a zombie hospital. Plus, there will be live entertainment every night!

Phantoms & Fire at Old Sturbridge Village – Sturbridge MA

Oct 13, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA

Spooky season begins at Old Sturbridge Village! Enter the dark world of Edgar Allen Poe, whose stories are brought to life by the very characters trapped in his labyrinth of horror, obsession, and revenge. Scaredy-cats, never fear: there’s something to do here for guests of all ages! Children can enjoy a scavenger hunt complete with prizes, while adults listen to live music and sip on beverages from Prospero’s Tavern. Presented Wednesdays through Sundays.

Frightful Fridays at Gore Place – Waltham MA

Oct 15, 2021 - Oct 29, 2021 Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

This family-friendly event is spooky, but not too spooky—perfect for ages 6 and up. Huddle under the Central Tent outside Gore Place and listen to five Halloween tales. Be sure to dress for the weather and purchase your tickets in advance; the tent has a limited amount of space. This event will be held on October 15th, 22nd, and 29th.

Halloween Harvest Half Pint Village – East Haddam CT

Oct 18, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021 Rathbun Free Memorial Library, 36 Main Street, East Haddam, CT

Wander through the squash, straw, and spider webs as you explore a miniature (a.k.a. “half pint”) village in the Reading Garden behind the Rathbun Library. Each piece of the village has been constructed inside a mini planter by a member of the community. On October 22, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., attend a special celebration featuring refreshments, a campfire, a bubble performance, fire dancers, and a scavenger hunt through the illuminated Half Pint Village. Costumes encouraged, and bring your own flashlights.

Phantoms & Fire at the Coggeshall Farm Museum – Bristol RI

Oct 20, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI

Experience Edgar Allen Poe’s short stories and poems like never before – through the eyes of the characters caught in his web of horrors. Plus, guests can explore the Coggeshall Farm Museum after hours or participate in a spooky scavenger hunt to win treats and prizes. Costumes are encouraged! Presented Wednesdays through Sundays.

Ghosts on the Banke 2021 -- Portsmouth NH

Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 22, 2021 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH

Trick-or-treat from house to historic house with Jack-o'-lanterns lighting the way at Portsmouth's historic neighborhood of Strawbery Banke. Meet long-dead sea captains, pirates, and hear scary tales, plays, and improvisation. Shop at Pickwick's At the Banke, the museum store. Masks required. tickets sold only online.

An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe at Jefferd's Tavern -- York ME

Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 22, 2021 Jefferds Tavern at Old York Museum, 3 Lindsay Road, York, ME

Hear a dramatic reading of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven" by actor Campbell Harmon, who speaks in character as Poe. The event is held by candle light, and it is followed by Madeira wine and apple crisp around an outdoor firepit. The performance portion of this event is held inside, and masks will be required. Reservations required. Tickets available online or by calling 207-363-4974. Seating is very limited for this event, so book your tickets now.

The Brick Store Museum’s All Souls’ Walk – Kennebunk ME

Oct 23, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021 The Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME

Take a stroll through Hope Cemetery and learn about the ghosts of Kennebunk’s past. Hope Cemetery dates back to the late 18th century and is located in the heart of dozens of acres of picturesque woodland. During this half-mile-long guided tour, guests will learn about the history of the town and cemetery. Although some stories may be a bit spooky, the tour is appropriate for all ages, so bring the family along. This year, the tour concludes with an arts and crafts fair back at the Brick Store Museum.

Pumpkin Path 2021 – South Kingstown RI

Oct 23, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021 Broad Rock Playfields, 55 St Dominic Road, South Kingstown, RI

Explore a path lined with pumpkins that have been carved by members of the community. All are invited to participate and drop off a pumpkin on Monday, October 18th, to be displayed on the Pumpkin Path on the 23rd. The South Kingstown Rec Center is also providing pumpkins and decoration supplies. See website for details. Costumes are encouraged and be sure to bring a flashlight.

Barks, Brews & Boos – Boston MA

Oct 24, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021 Pappas Way, Boston, MA

Celebrate the spooky season at Barks, Brews & Boos. Meet your neighbors (and your neighbors’ pets!) for an afternoon of animal-friendly Halloween fun. Dress your pet in their Halloween best for a chance to win a prize. Take home an animal portrait or caricature. And enjoy complimentary snacks provided by local businesses (including special treats for furry friends) with beer and wine available for purchase. To guarantee a fun and safe experience for all, please do not bring any pets that may not feel comfortable in a busy public setting.

Halloween at the Castle – Providence RI

Oct 30, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021 Barnaby Castle, 299 Broadway, Providence, RI

Barnaby Castle’s annual Halloween celebration returns! This year, all tickets are VIP and include access to valet parking, open bars, yummy local food, spooky surprises and more. Explore all three floors of the gorgeous mansion and receive a complimentary Tarot or palm reading at the top of the turret. Costumes encouraged, and those who are best-dressed might win a costume contest trophy! All attendees must show proof of vaccination and results of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event.

Portsmouth Halloween Parade – Portsmouth NH

Oct 31, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 Pierce Island, Portsmouth, NH

The creative and inclusive Portsmouth Halloween Parade started in 1995 and is held every year on October 31st at exactly 7 p.m. Dress up in a fun, themed costume to march along with the parade or cheer from the sidelines. There will be music, dancing, and fun for all ages. Participants begin to gather at 6 p.m. on Pierce Island and proceed to march through the entire city of Portsmouth.

Museums

Exhibit: Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration at Norman Rockwell Museum --

Jun 12, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road / Route 183, Stockbridge, MA

enchanted at nrm summer 2021 "Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration" explores fantasy archetypes from the Middle Ages to today. The exhibition will present the immutable concepts of mythology, fairy tales, fables, good versus evil, and heroes and villains through paintings, etchings, drawings, and digital art. This exhibit is on display June 12 through October 31, 2021.

14th Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza – Brattleboro VT

Oct 17, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021 Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon Street Brattleboro, VT

Four domino artists, including YouTube superstar Lily Hevesh, Shane O’Brien, Chris Wright, and Nathan Heck, will set up an elaborate domino course 48 hours before this event. The guest who correctly guesses the number of dominos in the course will be able to knock over the first domino and start the chain reaction. Then sit back and watch the rows, columns, and shapes made with thousands of dominos topple to the ground. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Canvas and Cocktails – New Bedford MA

Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 22, 2021 The Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

Appreciate the beauty of American landscape painting as you create your very own work of art — with the help of cocktails. Inspired the New Bedford Whaling Museum exhibition A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art, this event includes two signature cocktails, expert instruction, art supplies, and an exclusive viewing of the exhibition. For ages 21+.

Music

Blake Shelton with guest Emily Ann Roberts --

Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 22, 2021 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

Blake Shelton has a solid footing in country music history starting with his debut single “Austin.” In April, Shelton celebrated the track’s 20th anniversary with a performance on the ACM Awards.

“Spooky Soiree” with Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society – Stowe VT

Oct 30, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, VT

Join the Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society for an evening of orchestral music that is at once eerie, haunting, and beautiful. Guests will enjoy selections from Schubert’s “Erlkonig,” Prokofiev’s Suggestion Diabolique and “Romeo and Juliet,” and Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, “Werther.” Featuring artists Jia Kim (cello), Molly Carr (viola), Euntaek Kim (piano) and Siwoo Kim (violin).

Music Outdoors

Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place – Waltham MA

Sep 14, 2021 - Oct 27, 2021 Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

Concerts will take place outdoors under a spacious tent.
  • September 22 -- The Foggy Mountain Consort. Boston’s premier R&B band, Renaissance and bluegrass
  • September 29 -- Ruth and Ben. Ruth Rappaport teams up with fiddler Ben Wetherbee to perform electrifying music of America, Ireland, and the British Isles.
  • October 6 -- Laurel Martin, Jim Prendergast, Mark Roberts, Kieran Jordan. An evening filled with the joyful spirit of traditional music.
  • October 27 -- New England Irish Harp Orchestra Concert. This group of harpers, fiddlers, flutists, and singers led by Regina Delaney performs traditional Irish tunes.

Outdoor Activities

Glow in the Park – Storrs CT

Sep 18, 2021 - Nov 7, 2021 The Adventure Park at Storrs, 2007 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT

Zip line through a forest set aglow. Brightly-shining LED lights illuminate your way while you zipline, work the ropes, and traverse through the treetops. Enjoy peppy music and fun views at The Adventure Park in Storrs, CT.

NightWood – Lenox MA

Nov 4, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021 The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

NightWood is an outdoor sound and lighting experience that takes place at Edith Warton’s house, The Mount. On Thursdays through Sundays in November and December, guests can explore seven unique winter landscapes that inspire wonder, magic, and mystery. The trail is approximately 3/4 of a mile long through the grounds on both paved and unpaid paths and stairs. Appropriate for all ages.

Gardens Aglow – Sandwich MA

Nov 26, 2021 - Dec 26, 2021 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA

In November and December, the Heritage Museum and Gardens transform into a sparkling winter wonderland. Gardens Aglow features illuminated garden paths and outdoor spaces, holiday music, scavenger hunts, marshmallow roasting, ice carving demonstrations, lawn games, a food truck, and more. Open most Thursdays-Sundays. Check the website for specific dates.

7th Annual Winterpaloozah! – Rangeley ME

Feb 20, 2022 - Feb 20, 2022 Haley Pond, 2484 Main Street, Rangeley, ME

Come play in the snow on frozen Haley Pond! Winterpaloozah celebrates the season with winter with a series of competitions (including a dog keg pull), wagon rides, ice skating, pond curling, snow castles, campfires, roasted marshmallows, hot cocoa, and more. Hot lunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m.

Parades

Holiday Dazzle Light Parade – Putnam CT

Nov 28, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021 Downtown Putnam, Putnam, CT

Kick off the holiday season in downtown Putnam. This is a reverse parade –the guests will drive along the parade route and explore the floats and performers from the safety of their cars. Dazzling lights, holiday music, seasonal cheer, Santa Claus – this parade has it all.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

WaterFire Lightings 2021 – Providence RI

Sep 4, 2021 - Dec 4, 2021 WaterPlace Park, Memorial Blvd. Providence, RI

Waterfire, the outdoor sound and visual celebration on the rivers of downtown Providence, returns in fall 2021.
  • Saturday, September 4 – Full lighting. Thanking COVID heroes
  • Saturday, September 18 -- Partial lighting
  • Friday, September 24 -- Partial lighting
  • Saturday, October 2 -- Full lighting
  • Saturday, October 16 -- Full lighting
  • Wednesday, October 27 – Partial lighting. WaterFire’s 25th birthday celebration
  • Saturday, November 6 – Full lighting. Salute to Veterans
  • Saturday, December 4 – Partial lighting. WaterFire Celebrates the Holidays
  • Pretty Woman: The Musical – Providence RI

    Oct 9, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI

    Pretty Woman: The Musical is coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center! Based on the beloved romantic comedy film, this production stars Tony Award-nominee Adam Pascal as Edward Lewis and rising star Olivia Valli as Vivian Ward. Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.

    “Mr. Saturday Night” – Pittsfield MA

    Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021 The Barrington Stage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA

    Billy Crystal reprises the role of Buddy Young, Jr. in the new musical-comedy “Mr. Saturday Night.” In 1992, Crystal wrote, starred, and made his directorial debut in the film of the same name for Columbia Pictures. Adapted for the stage, this developmental production was written by Crystal and his co-screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, the minds behind Splash and Parenthood.

    Omega Jade’s Rhyme And Unreason – Stowe VT

    Oct 23, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, VT

    Rhyme and Unreason is a blend of comedy and hip hop starting with with a freestyle cypher amongst the MCs. Each comedian does a set of their material and a MC/rapper follows up with interpretation. Participants include Meredith Gordon, Ryan Kenyon, King-Sha-Mecca-Blaze, Joel Klein, and Tarzan Jenkins.

    “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” – Portsmouth NH

    Nov 19, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021 West End Studio Theater, 959 Islington Street #3, Portsmouth, NH

    The New Hampshire Theater Project presents “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” a play by Dwayne Hartford, adapted from the book by Kate DiCamillo. It follows the story of Edward Tulane, a china rabbit, who loses everything and must find the courage to love again. This production stars only four actors and musicians.

    Shopping & Sales

    Autumn Craft Market – Deerfield NH

    Oct 16, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021 Deerfield Fairgrounds, 34 Stage Road, Deerfield, NH

    The historic Deerfield Fairgrounds, in Deerfield, NH will come alive with color, flavor and music for the 2nd Annual Autumn Craft Market on Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17, 2021. There will be over 100 booths of American made arts, crafts, specialty foods and live music.

    Holiday Bazaar – Damariscotta ME

    Nov 20, 2021 - Nov 20, 2021 Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main Street Damariscotta, ME

    The 40th annual Holiday Bazaar will take social distancing guidelines into account in order to create a safe and fun event, and so will be limited to a certain number of shoppers per hour. Shoppers can expect a variety of quality, handcrafted items, including pottery, jewelry, fine art, photography, wreaths, ornaments and more!

    JCC of Greater New Haven 17th Annual Craft and Gift Fair – Woodbridge CT

    Nov 21, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT

    The 17th Annual Holiday Craft and Gift Fair features over 50 craft vendors from the local community. A fun-filled day of activity for all ages, free admission and plenty of free parking. There is something for everyone at this fair which is conveniently scheduled before Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the new year to give holiday shopper the perfect chance to find every gift they need this year. 

    Made In New England Expo

    Dec 4, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021 DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Expo Center, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH

    The Made in New England Expo features unique gifts, specialty food items, and other products from all over New England. Shop and browse locally made products for the holiday season. It's an excellent opportunity to stock up on holiday presents and to support local crafters. 

    Storytelling

    Native American Storytelling – Trumbull CT

    Oct 16, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021 Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, 7115 Main Street, Trumbull, CT

    Gather in the meadow, roast marshmallows around a roaring campfire, and listen to generations-old Native American folklore and other tales. Hear stories such as “How the butterflies came to be” and “The woman who married a frog.” It’s going to be a cozy evening, so be sure to bring a blanket. This event is appropriated for ages 4 and up.

    Folktales With the Cape Cod Storyteller – Falmouth MA

    Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 29, 2021 AutoCamp Cape Cod, 836 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA

    Cozy up beside a fire pit at AutoCamp Cape Cod and hear tales about the cape’s rich folk history. Jenny Lee, the Cape Cod Storyteller, will weave tales from the “Narrow Land” about mermaids, ghosts, mooncusser pirates, witches of the wood, sea serpents, and more. This event lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes and will take place on two dates, October 22nd and 29th.

    Workshops & Classes

    The Witches Art Of Incantations: How To Make An Authentic Witches Bottle – Merrimac MA

    Oct 23, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021 Apothecary Suil Crow, 19 School Street, Merrimac, MA

    Learn how to make Authentic Witch Bottles. During this two hour class, learn to make one of the oldest charm incantations in the magical world, which are often used to protect homes and dwellings. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

    Gingerbread House Making Workshop – Brookfield CT

    Nov 20, 2021 - Nov 20, 2021 Mill Building at the Brookfield Craft Center, 286 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT

    Learn how to construct a beautiful, delicious winter gingerbread house from instructor Nancy Stuart. Work alone or with a partner. Each team will be provided with prebaked gingerbread house pieces –– along with the original German recipe at the end of the event –– as well as all of the other decorative supplies needed. Materials fee included with registration.

    Genealogy Workshop: Using Land Records in Family History Research – Concord NH

    Nov 20, 2021 - Nov 20, 2021 New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord, NH

    When one imagines tracing a family history, the most common resources that come to mind are usually birth records and death records. However, land records are an equally important resource to use when tracing one’s genealogy. This workshop, hosted by the New Hampshire Historical Society, will help you learn how to find, read, and synthesize the information from land records to apply to your own family history.