Hampton Beach Children's Festival runs all week
HAMPTON — The Hampton Beach Children’s Festival begins Monday, Aug. 15, with five days of free activities and entertainment for kids. Events from a showing of "Luca" on the beach to magic shows to Friday's costume parade take place on or around the Seashell Stage and features an ocean theme. Activities are geared for kids aged 2-12 and are all free. For a complete schedule of each day's events, visit hamptonbeach.org.
Shovels & Rope in concert in the park
PORTSMOUTH — On Monday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m., Shovels & Rope, the musical duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, will perform in the Prescott Park Arts Festival concert series. Special guest is Kyshona. Bring a chair, blanket and a picnic to Prescott Park in Portsmouth. Suggested donation is $10 per person.
Tuesdays on the Terrace
PORTSMOUTH — It'll be a Kids Dance Party and Magic Show with Sages Entertainment and DJ Jay La Bella on Tuesday, Aug. 16 in the Tuesdays on the Terrace series at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth. Party runs 5:30 to 7 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner or buy dinner and drinks at Strawbery Banke. Attendees can order a Picnic on the Banke in advance directly from the Puddle Dock Restaurant when purchasing tickets and pick up their order at check-in. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on the Sunday prior to each concert. Beverages, including beer and wine, are available during the concert. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought onto the property. Tickets are $5 for adults, free for children under 17 and available at strawberybanke.org.
Yonder Mountain String Band to perform
PORTSMOUTH — On Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., the Yonder Mountain String Band will perform in the Prescott Park Arts Festival concert series. Opening will be Marjorie Senet and the Broken Home Boys. Bring a chair, blanket and a picnic to Prescott Park in Portsmouth. Suggested donation is $10 per person.
Magician BJ Hickman performs at Cochecho Arts Festival
DOVER — The Cochecho Arts Festival will present Magician BJ Hickman in a magic show at the Rotary Arts Pavilion in Henry Law Park in Dover at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 16. The show is free. For more information, visit dovernh.org/cochecho-arts-festival.
Banjos, Bones, and Ballads at the Wentworth House
ROLLINSFORD — Rollinsford’s Colonel Paul Wentworth House will host Banjos, Bones, and Ballads, a program of tavern songs, banjo tunes, early hymns, sailor songs, and humorous stories by well-known singer and folklorist Jeff Warner, on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Funded by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities with additional local support from Janco Electronics, this program is free and open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. The public is invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy this program in the garden of the Wentworth House. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved to First Parish Federated Church, 150 Main St., South Berwick, Maine. Information: paulwentworthhouse.org.
Dover Community Band to perform in Henry Law Park
DOVER — The Dover Community Band is a traditional, New England community band made up of volunteer musicians from around the Dover area under the direction of Michele Boulanger. The repertoire of the band includes a wide variety of musical genres that would appeal to any age group, from classical to popular music. The band will perform on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rotary Arts Pavilion in Henry Law Park in Dover. Concert is free. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic.
3S Artspace yART sale
PORTSMOUTH — 3S Artspace will hold a yART sale on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside and outside 3S Artspace at 319 Vaughan St. The event is free. From early painters to established and collected artists, the yART sale has something for everyone: acrylics, gouache, graphite drawings, watercolor, pigmented resin, oils, charcoal, and more. Artists discount inventory and 3S reduces commission so the Yart Sale gives the public access to more affordable art. You can also shop online from 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 20 at Shopat3S.org.
Chadbourne Dig Reunion
SOUTH BERWICK — The Old Berwick Historical Society is hosting a Chadbourne Dig Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Counting House Museum.
The Chadbourne Site (circa 1643-1690) in South Berwick, Maine, is a well-preserved archaeology site of an early English homestead and industrial complex. Excavations between 1995 and 2003 led by Dr. Emerson (Tad) Baker and sponsored by OBHS recovered over 40,000 artifacts and evidence of a series of buildings, making the Chadbourne Site one of the most important and best-preserved colonial archaeology site in New England.
On Aug. 20 from 9 to 10 a.m., there will be an open house with breakfast treats and coffee. Former dig participants can explore the new exhibition, Berwick Begins, which highlights the most intriguing artifacts of the Chadbourne Dig. There will be a slideshow, and additional items to view. At 10 a.m., Dr. Tad Baker will present a short talk about the significance of the dig, the connections it makes to other collections in the region, and what comes next. Bring your scrapbooks and photos. Questions and RSVPs can be sent to email@example.com or call 207-384-0000.
This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Hampton Beach Children's Festival, 3S yART sale: Community events