|Scene from The Ladies' Man at Peterborough Players|
August 18, 19, 20, 21
18, Thursday – Ladies Night Out 5-9 p.m. Leominster City Hall Ladies are invited to visit participating businesses and take advantage of exclusive offers and enjoy a fashion show at City Hall at 8 pm. Contact the Mayor’s office at 978-534-7500.
19, 20, 21, - Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Peterborough Players present The Ladies’ Man, a farce by Charles Morey - The Ladies’ Man was written by former Peterborough Players’ Artistic Director, Charles Morey. It was adapted from Tailleur pour Dames by Georges Feydeau, the “professor of French farce”. A hilariously zany ride of mistaken identities, near misses and wild coincidences. This fast paced comedy takes place in Belle Époque Paris where the recently married Dr. Hercule Molineaux tells “one, tiny, little, hardly noticeable lie” to cover an innocent but embarrassing indiscretion. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 8:00 p.m., Sunday, 4:00 p.m. Price: $37.00 each. *Guests of the B&B receive discounted tickets at $25.00 each.
19, Friday – Healing with Nature: Forest Bathing – 9:30 a.m.–12:30, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Immerse yourself in "forest bathing" -- a well-known Japanese practice for managing stress and connecting to nature -- during this half-day retreat with Certified Forest Therapy Guide Nadine Mazola. This retreat is offered on three separate dates. 11 French Dr., Boylston MA, 774-230-7153 towerhillbg.org
19, 20, 21, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Hairspray, Friday & Saturday, 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm.- Theatre at the Mount, (Due to ongoing construction at Theatre at the Mount, all performances of Hairspray will be held at Oakmont Regional High School in Ashburnham – 9 Oakmont Dr.) You can’t stop the beat! Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion - to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a plus-size trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ‘do? Only in Hairspray. mwcc.edu/tam for tickets
20, Saturday-Festival of Fireworks, Jaffrey Airfield, Jaffrey NH - Rain or Shine, Rte. 124, 190 Turnpike Road, Jaffrey- The fireworks are a family event, the best fireworks show in New England!!! Live entertainment, skydivers, and vendors. This year’s theme: Rock’n the Stars! It’s worth the drive from anywhere! Gates open at 4:00 p.m. – plan to be in your seats by 8:30 pm. No pets or animals of any kind – no bicycles, no grills, no alcohol, no personal fireworks - Handicap parking - is available on a first come, first serve basis. Handicapped patrons should plan to be in park by 6:30 – 7:00 as it always fills up. WHAT TO BRING? – Blankets, chairs, (outside food is allowed, no alcohol.) Tents no larger than 10’ x 10’ and umbrellas may be temporarily used but all must be taken down no later than 7:00 pm.
Contact Jaffrey Chamber 603-532-4549, www.jaffreychamber.com - for ticket information
20, Saturday, Historic Shirley Pub Crawl – 4:00 p.m. We will start at the Bull Run Restaurant with an overview of our historic taverns. Then we will board the bus for a guided tour of 22 sites of Shirley taverns, bars, and nightclubs. Ticket price for the tour bus plus one libation is $20 per person.
20, Saturday, Tropical Sensations perform on Templeton Common, Routes 2A and 101. This steel drum band brings the sounds of the tropics to the bandstand on this iconic New England town common. 10:00 a.m.-noon.
20, 21 Saturday and Sunday, Templeton Arts & Crafts Festival, 10 am–5 pm Saturday & Sunday, 10 am–4 pm. Templeton Common, Routes 2A and 101. Over 100 vendors with handcrafted items, live entertainment both days, food tent, raffles and more. All proceeds go to scholarship awards. Contact Darlene LaClair, 978-731-8567
20, 21, Saturday and Sunday, Peach Festival at Carlson Orchard, Enjoy luscious peaches fresh from the tree, live music, cookout, vendors sampling and selling their products, hayrides into the orchard, peach crisp, pies and more. 115 Oak Hill Road, Harvard -Visit carlsonorchards.com.
20, 21 Saturday and Sunday, New England Jet Rally- 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gardner Municipal Airport, Route 2A, Gardner. A radio-controlled aircraft event featuring dozens of model aircraft in a high-tech jet air show. Bring the family and enjoy watching the planes fly!
20, 21, Saturday and Sunday, Living History Event, Historic Hillsborough NH
Join us for our Eighth Annual Living History Event. Visit with Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams, Molly Pitcher, who carried water to soldiers, and Annie Oakley, famous sharpshooter portrayed by Kim Hanley. Listen to Rob Vellela reading in the persona of Nathaniel Hawthorne or Alan Hoffman talking about Marquis de Lafayette at the President Franklin Pierce Homestead. Laura Ingalls Wilder, (Melanie Stringer) will be on hand to talk about her life and Robert Olson will return as Mr. Bayly our 18th Century Magician, and the popular, Tom Hanford telling his Chimney-side Tales. Interact with period artisans and the music of the 2nd South Carolina String Band, or follow a battle through the woods. Enjoy the Cavalry. Hear the cannons roar. Suttlers, crafters and the blacksmith will be selling their wares.
Birds of prey will be on display. Sew a flag with Betsy Ross, and many other children’s activities. Try your hand at panning for real gold, soap making, candle dipping, and so much more. Make butter, ice cream, press cider, and sample maple syrup. Feast on mouth-watering traditional foods, Grilled Chicken, Pulled Pork, Plowman’s Lunch and delicious home baked pastries. Join us for a delightful, interactive living history experience and take part in the unique history of the New England area. Venture on a fantastic trip throughout Hillsborough and discover the historic villages, Hillsborough Heritage Museum, including the Manahan-Phelps-McCulloch Photos and DAR Collection. Take a tour of the Center Cemetery and see where President Pierce’s parents are buried on 2nd NH Turnpike. View scenic drives.
Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, or a self-guided stroll around the Old Historic Center. Also offered are trolley tours of the wonderful stone arch bridges that make Hillsborough an historical treasure. Hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society and the Living History Event Committee. Ticket Information: Tickets are available online through August 18. Tickets will be available the day of the event at all locations. Cash only at all locations. No Credit Cards or debit Cards. You can begin your day at any location. Adults (18+) $10, Seniors (62+) $8, 6 – 17 years $5, 5 and under FREE. FREE admission for all Hillsborough, Henniker, Deering, Windsor, and Washington public, private and home-schooled students with school or parent id. Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday and get you into absolutely everything! (except the gold panning - we will be charging $5 per person which will help cover the high cost of the gold.)
Hours: Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-4 - http://livinghistoryeventnh.com
21, Sunday - Open Days Program Garden Tour - Monadnock Region in Walpole, 10 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Explore four private gardens in Acworth, Walpole, and Westmoreland, NH and Westminster West, VT. Open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Featuring New England vernacular gardens, water features, and pop-up sales with plants and garden-related items. Begin at Distant Hill Gardens, or see website for additional locations; hours vary. Admission is $7 per private garden, children 12 & under free. See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.