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Events at Dover NH Library, New Hope Baptist Church, Athenaeum

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Join the fight for fair school funding

DOVER – The Dover School Board and the NH School Funding Fairness Project will host and invite the public to participate in a community conversation about property taxes and education funding inequities in Dover on Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at the McConnell Center , 21 Locust St., Dover. Register on bit.ly/Dover0613.

The author talks about growing up in Dover

DOVER – Dover Public Library will present a program with author John Christie, who will read excerpts from his memoir, ‘The Prince of Wentworth Street’, about growing up in Dover in the 1950s and 1960s on Monday June 13 at 6:30 p.m.

“I will read about my days at St. Mary’s Academy, about my parents’ work in the factories of Dover and Somersworth, about living with my extended family in our building on Wentworth Street (now Boyle Street) and about my rebel buddy gang on Henry Law Avenue,” Christie said.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 603-516-6050.

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Talk about overcoming obstacles in genealogical research

DOVER — In genealogy, a “brick wall” is an ancestor who seems to refuse, despite repeated attempts, to reveal his origins. No matter how hard you try, you fail to connect them to your family tree. They remain the stubborn puzzle piece that refuses to fit in. On Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Dover Public Library, we’ll look at the most common types of brick walls and learn some tricks for tearing them down. Registration required if you wish to watch virtually. Info about dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/library/

Kona Ice is coming to Berwick Library

BERWICK, Maine – Kona Ice of York County arrives at the Berwick Public Library on Wednesday, June 15, from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Kona Ice donates 25% of sales that day to the library. For more information, visit the library’s website, berwick.lib.me.us.

Athenaeum Lecture on Black Lives Matter in Portsmouth History

PORTSMOUTH – The Portsmouth Athenaeum is hosting a series of lectures this year ahead of Portsmouth’s 400th anniversary next year. On June 15, Angela Matthews of New Hampshire’s Black Heritage Trail presents A Quest to Thrive: Looking at the Lives of Black Women and Men Over 400 Years in Portsmouth.

Each program starts at 5.30pm in the Shaw Research Library at the Portsmouth Athenaeum at 9 Market Square in Portsmouth, unless otherwise stated. Reservations for each program are mandatory as places are limited. call 603-431-2538 ext. 2. If you cannot hold a reservation, call again to free up the seat for someone else. Participation in the programs is free for owners, subscribers and friends of Athenaeum. Guests and members of the public are invited to attend the entire 2022 series by becoming a Friend of the Athenaeum for as little as $25 per year, payable at the door. Admission to an individual program is $10.

Wildlife encounters to visit Berwick Library

BERWICK, Maine – To kick off the Summer Safari Reading Program, Wildlife Encounters will visit the library on Friday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. Wildlife Encounters will introduce us to seven of the animals in their care through their “Junior Zookeeper” presentation. .

The New Hope Baptist Church will host the celebration on June 19

PORTSMOUTH – On Friday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 263 Peverly Hill Road, will host a June 19 celebration titled “Juneteeth 2022: Recognizing Struggle, Celebrating Resilience.” The program will feature Dr. Shari Robinson, associate vice provost for student life at the University of New Hampshire as the keynote speaker. Come enjoy the music and poetry of The Voices of New Hope Choir, Rock My Soul, TJ Wheeler and more.

A light supper will be offered from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Lower Community Room. There are no admission fees. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or toiletries for the Gather Food Pantry’s “Meals 4 Kids” program. Needs include: canned meat, canned beans, jelly squeeze (low sugar), peanut butter (16-18oz), granola bars, shampoo, toothpaste, paper hygienic. For a complete list of necessary items, go to www.themusichall.org/events/fill-the-hall-2022/. Cash donations will be accepted for the Frances M. Satchell Scholarship Fund.

Somersworth International Children’s Festival this weekend

SOMERSWORTH – Mark your calendar for June 17-18, for the 40th Somersworth International Children’s Festival and pre-festival celebration.

The Friday night celebration begins at 6 p.m. at Somersworth High School, with live music featuring Maine’s popular Wayne and Bad Breath Microphone, tasty food and a spectacular fireworks display. Bring your blankets and chairs. On Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Somersworth’s Main Street will be transformed into a bustling street filled with fun for kids, delicious food, craft and retail vendors, educational exhibits and more . In the early childhood area, the little ones can blow bubbles, draw pictures, do crafts and play in the sand.

Main Street will have two stages. The main stage will feature popular local bands, 3WAY from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and visitors from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The World Cultures Stage will feature local and regional entertainment, including Islandside from 10 a.m., Carol Coronis at 11 a.m., McDonough-Grimes Irish Dance at noon, Indonesian music and dance from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the Burlington Taiko Group from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The cart will provide free round-trip transportation from Main Street to Noble Pines Park.

There will be a lot more fun at Noble Pines Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Pines Stage will host a fine lineup of favorite kid-friendly artists, including Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate at 10 a.m., Steve Blunt at 11 a.m., Wayne from Maine at 12 p.m., Tricky Dick’s Magic Show at 1 p.m. and Matt Heaton at 2 p.m. Wildlife Encounters will be back this year! There will also be food, a petting zoo, slides and slides, skateboard demonstrations and more! The City Splash Pad will also be open.

For more information visit the Somersworth Festival Association Facebook page or their website, nhfestivals.orgemail them at [email protected] or call them at 603-692-5869.

12th Annual Father’s Day 5K this Sunday

DOVER – The 12th annual Father’s Day 5K at Margaritas will take place on Sunday June 19. Registration for the event is open. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to celebrate fatherhood during this family run/walk. Proceeds from the event help everyone in Greater Strafford County and the Seacoast region access quality health care through Greater Seacoast Community Health, comprised of Families First (Portsmouth), Goodwin Community Health (Somersworth) and Lilac City Pediatrics (Rochester).

The Father’s Day 5K is a Dover Race Series event, on a USA Track and Field certified course. Beginner and seasoned runners/walkers can visit runsignup.com/Race/NH/Dover/FathersDay5K for race details and registration. Same-day registration is available beginning at 8 a.m. with racing starting at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 for teens and adults, $5 for children under 12.

Visit the Dover Race Series at www.doverraceseries.com.

Last chance to benefit from a car or cash raffle Children’s Museum

DOVER – The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s annual car raffle fundraiser is the museum’s largest fundraiser, providing critical support for our educational programs and exhibits. This year, only 775 tickets are available for purchase and tickets are on sale for $100. The winner will have the choice between $25,000 for a new Nissan of your choice at Port City Nissan or $20,000 in cash!

Raffle tickets on sale online until noon on Thursday, June 16. Tickets can be purchased at https://71233.blackbaudhosting.com/71233/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=455eb1d3-8621-4a19-ae95-550c64bcb908

Ticket goes on sale June 20 for the Vintage & Vine Wine Festival

PORTSMOUTH – Strawbery Banke Museum announces the start of ticket sales for Vintage & Vine – A Wine Festival in Historic Style, which takes place on Saturday September 10, from 4pm to 7.30pm. The event, which takes place at the he exterior throughout the 10-acre site, heritage gardens and historic landscapes, offers guests the opportunity to sample an extensive selection of fine wines and imaginative cuisine prepared by the Seacoast region’s finest chefs and caterers. Tickets are limited and available to the public beginning Monday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at StrawberyBanke.org/events/vintage-and-vine.cfm.

General admission tickets allow guests entry at 5 p.m. and cost $85 per person (designated driver general admission tickets are $35). VIP tickets, which sold out during the member presale period, allow guests to enter at 4 p.m. and circulate the entire venue as well as the designated VIP tent. Event ends at 7:30 p.m. Strawbery Banke members receive a discount on tickets.

This year’s event is expected to sell out and advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. For more information, Strawbery Banke membership and to purchase event tickets, visit StrawberryBanke.org.