Annual WOKQ Chowder Festival June 4th Prescott Park

Saturday June 4th, 2016, 11AM – 4PM – Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH. at all you want of some of the most delicious chowder you’ve ever tasted at WOKQ’s annual Chowder Festival! Piping hot chowder made by more than a dozen restaurants across the Seacoast will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the pouring won’t stop until it’s all gone! Eat to your heart’s content and vote for the chowder of your choice! The 32nd ANNUAL WOKQ CHOWDER FESTIVAL is New England’s Oldest and Largest Chowder Tasting Event! Each year, more than 4,000 people help kick off the Prescott Park Arts Festival summer season by enjoying more than 500 gallons of piping hot chowder served up for tasting. Cost: $14/$7 kids 12 & under.
Marcy Street
Portsmouth, NH
603.436.2848

https://www.prescottpark.org

Market Square Day Portsmouth June 11th, 2016

Saturday, Jun. 11. 2016 8:00am-11:00pm Don’t miss the annual Market Square Day. Food! Live bands and entertainment! Artisan booths and lots more! Created to celebrate the renovation and beautification of downtown Portsmouth – and, in particular, Market Square – the festival has grown in size along with the growth and popularity of Portsmouth.rnrnAn estimated 60,000-80,000 people will walk through downtown Portsmouth, enjoying the entertainment, products and food offered by artists, craftspeople and merchants – many from the Seacoast area.rnrnOn average, 100+ vendor applications are approved/accepted for inclusion in the festival. Three performance stages feature local and regional musicians. The day ‘kicks off’ with the Market Square Day 10K Road Race.
Market Square
Portsmouth, NH
603.33.4398

www.proportsmouth.org/MarketSquareDay.cfm

Memorial Day Observance 2016

Monday, May 30th, 2016
The Hamptons; American Legion Post 35, which includes veterans of Hampton, North Hampton, Hampton Falls, is hosting various observances on Monday. Ceremonies are: 8 a.m. at the Hampton Beach War Memorial; 9 a.m. in Hampton Falls at Weare Common; 10 a.m. North Hampton parade, followed by gathering in front of the library; and 11 a.m., parade through Hampton, followed by services at High Street Cemetery. Refreshments and live music from noon to 2 p.m. at the North Hampton Gazebo after the last Hampton service.
Rye, NH; Memorial Day events begin at 9 a.m. Monday, with a parade from Town Hall to Central Cemetery for the Presentation of the Colors. Guest speaker is Natalie Healy, Afghanistan Gold Star Mother. Awards will be presented to the winners of the poster and writing contests from Rye Elementary and Junior High schools. After the ceremony, refreshments will be provided by the Historical Society.

Seabrook, NH; The Raymond E. Walton American Legion Post 70 is holding a Memorial Day service and parade today, May 30, starting at 9 a.m. in front of Town Hall. Guest speaker is Marine veteran Al Weare, R-Seabrook. All are welcome to the American Legion on Walton Road for refreshments.

Portsmouth, NH; The Central Veterans Council Memorial Day parade and cemetery service begins at 1 p.m. Monday at the corner of Parrott and Junkins avenues, continues to Pleasant Street, through Market Square to Congress Street, onto Middle Street to Richards Avenue, and finally to South Cemetery.

African American Reburying Celebration on Monday, May 27th. For more information visit www.africanburyinggroundnh.org.

Whale Watch Season has begun!

Granite State Whale Watch – Rye Harbor, Rye, NH; http://www.granitestatewhalewatch.com

Photo courtesy of Granite State Whale Watch

Photo courtesy of Granite State Whale Watch

Owner, Peter reports, “We’ve had a great start to the season, with lots of humpback and sei whales, a few minke whales and Atlantic white-sided dolphins, and several basking sharks!” Visit facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Granite-State-Whale-Watch/125116210835755?fref=ts,  page for photographs and website for next dates and times. 800-964-5545

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Queen II

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Queen II

Set sail on the Atlantic Queen II – Rye Harbor, Rye, NH; and venture out for your whale watching adventure. We guarantee you’ll see whales! Visit us on http://www.atlanticwhalewatch.com or visit our facebook page for photographs, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlantic-Whale-Watch/104029979650049
We also offer Fishing Trips! 1-800-WHALE-NH (603) 964-5220

Enjoy this coming weekend with an exciting whale watch.

Both companies offer school outings, educational tours, charters, and groups.

Canobie Lake Park’s 2016 Grand Opening and One-Day Ticket Sale April 30th

Canobie Lake Park’s 2016 Grand Opening and One-Day Ticket Sale April 30th
Preview of the Park’s 114th Season

SALEM, NH – Here’s a sure sign of spring: Canobie Lake Park opens for its 2016 season on Saturday, April 30th, weather permitting.

Grand Opening and One-Day Sale
Canobie will be offering 2016 admission tickets at a special reduced price during their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 30, at the Park from 11AM to 6PM, weather permitting. During the sale, admission tickets will be sold for the reduced price of just $29 each which is $9 off the regular season general admission price. Discounted 2016 tickets will also be available online atcanobie.com through midnight Saturday. There is no limit on how many passes can be purchased at the sale price, and each pass is valid on any one day during Canobie’s 2016 operating calendar.

One of New England’s Best Values for Family Entertainment
Canobie Lake Park is a short, gas-friendly trip from most points in New England, and parking is always free. A single, low admission price includes over 85 rides – including thrill rides like their wild roller coaster, Untamed – family and kid-friendly rides, attractions and all scheduled live shows. Castaway Island, Canobie’s water play area that opens Memorial Day Weekend, is also included with admission. Visit the Park’s website for hours and full information about attractions and scheduled events.

The Canobie Institute: Over 15 Educational Programs for School Groups
The Canobie Institute is designed to provide a genuine educational experience for school groups visiting the Park. Schools can book an outing where their students can participate in over 15 educational programs. Programs include real-world projects, physics and science experiments, live educational presentations and course work designed to complement what students learn inside the classroom. The Canobie Institute provides teachers with some rather unique tools to reinforce a variety of math, science, creative, history, biology and many more principles. Complete information about the programs offered can be found at canobie.com.

Corporate and Other Group Discounts
From large corporate picnics to smaller company and summer outings, to outings for camps and other groups, Canobie Lake Park offers a variety of discounted programs designed to provide employees or group members with a memorable summer experience. There are catered and non-catered offerings, a Consignment Tickets program, as well as an “e-Ticketing” store option which provides a turn-key way to offer Canobie Lake Park discounts to employees. Complete details are available on the Corporate/Group Outings section at canobie.com.

Specials Throughout the Season
Canobie Lake Park also features special discount event days, including Mother’s Day and Father’s Day specials when Moms or Dads receive free admission and a free lunch on their respective days. Armed Services Appreciation Days will take place over Memorial Day Weekend when armed services members and veterans can purchase Park admission for just $10. Canobie also has special days for Scouts, sports and other teams, and seniors. Details about these specials, as well as upcoming availability of discount coupons at partner locations, will be available on the Park’s specials page at canobie.com.

Wide Variety of Live Entertainment for 2016
Canobie’s “SummahPalooza” live entertainment series features over 18 varied acts appearing at the Park throughout this summer and fall. Shows include the return of the popular tribute to Lady Gaga and tributes to today’s top hits with The Boys of Summer and Pop Divas. The Incredible Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus also returns while a new “Vegas style” magic show, Magic Mayhem, makes its debut. The crowd-favorite Great American Game Show comes back to Canobie where guests can be contestants to win cash and prizes.

And this year Canobie is taking entertainment to new heights with extreme BMX and Motocross stunts, RocketMan human cannonball, a chainsaw juggler and extreme motorcycle stunts inside The Globe. There’s much more, and SummahPalooza clearly has something for everyone. The complete 2016 live entertainment line-up and schedule is available on the Park’s website atcanobie.com.

Fireworks and More Fun
Canobie will launch its seasonal fireworks displays into the sky above Canobie Lake with three evenings of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day on July 2, 3 and 4, weather permitting. The Park also has fireworks every Saturday night thereafter through September 3rd, weather permitting. There’s more fun to be had with the roving Fun Squad, Dance Parties and many other surprises. For more information on attractions, live shows, special events, hours, prices and available discounts, visit canobie.com.
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With over 85 rides, games, shows and attractions, Canobie Lake Park is New England’s premier family entertainment destination. Canobie Lake Park is located at exit 2 or 3 off Route 93 in Salem, New Hampshire. For more information, visit www.canobie.com.

Job Fair at Water Country June 4th, 2016

Job Fair

June 4 – 9am to 12:00pm at Water Country. Hiring for all departments.

Our Mission

To be New England’s largest, cleanest, safest, and friendliest water park!

What You Need to Know

Water Country is a seasonal water park and we are looking for team members who are available to work May through the beginning of September. We are looking to fill a variety of work schedules, including weekends and holidays.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age or older for most positions, see job descriptions for specific requirements. Service with a smile and a guest friendly attitude is a MUST. You will be working outdoors throughout a variety of weather conditions. Applicants must be able to walk/stand for up to 8 hours at a time. Daily responsibilities include providing a safe environment by enforcing general park and safety rules and interacting with guests. No prior experience or training is needed; we will provide all necessary training to ensure your success

The Perks!

With so many jobs to choose from, we are sure to have one that is right for you! It is not only an opportunity to make some extra money for the summer but a great place to meet friends and gain some valuable job experience. Additional benefits include:

  • Great working environment
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Competitive wages
  • Free admission to the park on your days off
  • Tickets for family and friends
  • Employee discounts on Water Country merchandise and food
  • Outstanding incentive programs
  • Performance awards
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Employee only special events

 

Attention Teachers, Parents, and Retirees:

Water Country is looking for you as well. If you are looking to interact with some great people, work outdoors, make some extra money for the summer, and have some fun, then Water Country could be the job for you.

The springtime day you’ve been waiting for – The Beach Plum North Hampton Opens Friday, April 8th!

Lobster Rolls are better at the beach! It’s been a short winter with warm weather but the winter season is still symbolized by the Beach Plum of North Hampton not being open. Your wait is over and spring is here!
The weather is going to be beautiful and The Beach Plum in North Hampton, NH is opening for the season Friday April 8th, 2016 at 11AM.
So wait no longer – let your winter officially end and visit the Beach Plum at 17 Ocean Boulevard, North Hampton, NH all weekend long.
Be sure to friend, or like, the Beach Plum on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachPlum. For information call 603.926.7451.
See you this weekend at The Beach Plum!

And don’t forget to visit our New Location on Route 125 in Epping – opening last December, 2016.
Inside seating and the same famous foods you’ve come to love and appreciate from our Portsmouth, NH Location.
Epping phone # is 603.679.3200.

Mother’s Day is coming soon. Get your Mother a special gift card from the Beach Plum! Visit http:/lobsterrolls.com for more information.
Gift Card Promo

It’s that time of year – Beach Clean Up by Blue Ocean Society

Beach Cleanup Schedule

Upcoming Cleanups – Open to the Public and Great for Families, Individuals and Groups!

Sign up for cleanups by emailing info or calling (603) 431-0260. We hope to see you there!

  • Saturday, April 9, 10:30 AM at Jenness Beach, Rye, NH. Sponsored by GXT Green
  • Earth Day Beach Cleanups:
    • April 16: 9:30 AM, North Hampton State Beach
    • April 16: 11:00 AM, Peirce Island, Portsmouth
    • April 23: 11:00 AM, Seacoast Science Center/Odiorne Point, after Rescue Run 5K
    • April 24: 1:00 PM, Salisbury Beach
  • Saturday, May 14, 10:30 AM at Jenness Beach, Rye, NH. Sponsored by GXT Green
  • Saturday, June 11, 10:30 AM at Jenness Beach, Rye, NH. Sponsored by GXT Green

Occasionally, weather causes us to postpone a cleanup. Please RSVP for cleanups by emailing info or calling 603-431-0260.

Want to schedule a cleanup for your group? Contact us at 603-431-0260 or info.

North Hampton Beach Cleanups meet at the beach across from the Beach Plum on Route 1A in North Hampton, NH. Jenness Beach cleanups meet at the sea wall at the entrance to the beach on Route 1A in Rye, NH. Cape Neddick Beach cleanups meet at the beach entrance (on Route 1A).

Above dates don’t work? Contact us if you’d like to schedule a cleanup for your group of 10 or more.

Sponsors
Thank you to the New Hampshire Coastal Program, NOAA, Fishing for Energy Partnership and NextEra Energy Seabrook Station for their support! Contact Brenna at brenna(at)blueoceansociety.org if you’d like to discuss sponsorship opportunities!

Sign Up
Please sign up if you are planning on attending by e-mailing info or calling 603-431-0260.

Details
All supplies will be provided!

We plan to conduct cleanups rain or shine. If the weather looks “iffy”, check this page or call our office at 603-431-0260, we’ll leave a message there if we decide to reschedule.

Groups: Work With Us to Schedule Your Own Private Cleanup

We also arrange cleanups for groups and schools! If you have a group of 10 or more and are looking for a fun community service project, call or e-mail us!

Farr’s Famous Chicken Opens For Season April 1st, 2016

Farr’s Famous Chicken, at Hampton Beach, is tickled to be opening for the 2016 Season with pre-season hours.

Opening on April 1st, 2016

​at 11:00am

Preseason hours:

Monday – Friday 11am – 8pm

Saturday and Sunday 8am – 8pm

serving breakfast weekends until 11am

Located at

43 Ashworth Avenue, Hampton, NH

On the corner of C Street & Ashworth Ave.
603.926.2030

Open Daily 7:30 AM – 9:00PM

So stop by and enjoy some delectable meals in a comfortable environment.

Restaurant Week Portsmouth & Seacoast March 31-April 9

Restaurant Week Portsmouth & the Seacoast spotlights Greater Portsmouth as a culinary and cultural destination.

Restaurant Week Portsmouth & the Seacoast
March 31 – April 9, 2016
*Menus will be uploaded by March 18th*

Participating restaurants offer special three course prix fixe menus at two unbelievable prices: $16.95 for lunch or $29.95 for dinner per person. Note: Some restaurants extend the $16.95 value price to dinner as well. Find local specials and offers from shops, attractions and hotels at the bottom of the page.

http://www.goportsmouthnh.com/where-to-eat/restaurant-week/