Events include Sam Robbins in concert, Albacore underwater cooking demonstration

Learn about the ocean at a free kids’ show

DOVER — The Cochecho Arts Festival Children’s Series features UNH Theater’s Little Red Wagon Troupe, who will perform “What’s All the ComOCEAN,” a show about ocean conservation and health at noon on Tuesday, August 2 at the Rotary Arts Pavilion in Henry Law Park. The Free Kids Series will run every Tuesday through August 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The Kids Series is free. Visit for more information.

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Tuesdays on the terrace

PORTSMOUTH – Tom Richter and The Sidewalk Boys will perform on Tuesday July 26 in the Tuesdays on the Terrace Series at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth. The concert runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner or buy dinner and drinks at Strawbery Banke. Attendees can order a picnic on the bank in advance directly from the Puddle Dock Restaurant when purchasing tickets and pick up their order at check-in. Orders must be placed before 5 p.m. on the Sunday preceding each concert. Drinks, including beer and wine, are available during the concert. Alcoholic beverages cannot be brought onto the property. Tickets cost $5 and are available online at

Free Wildlife Encounters show in Somersworth

SOMERSWORTH – The Somersworth Festival Association is putting on a series of free weekly performances for children from Wednesday to August 10. On Wednesday August 3 there will be a presentation by Wildlife Encounters. All shows are Wednesdays from 6-7pm at the Festival Pavilion (Somersworth High School Football Field). Bring your blankets and chairs. Food will be available for purchase. In case of bad weather, the show will take place inside the College. For more information, contact the Somersworth Festival Association at 603-692-5869, visit their website at or find them on Facebook.

The Shark in the Park series continues

DOVER — The Cochecho Arts Festival’s Shark in the Park Concert Series features the Key Elements Band on Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m. at the Rotary Arts Pavilion at Henry Law Park. The Shark in the Park series will run Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. until August 10. The concerts are free. Cochecho Arts Festival buttons will be available at all events for $10 to support the festival.

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Hot Summer Nights Series

SOUTH BERWICK – The Hot Summer Nights concert series takes place Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Central School on Main Street. On Wednesday August 3, O’Donnell, Klaxton & Clark will perform with Chris Klaxton on drums, Jimmy Clark on bass and Taylor O’Donnell on keyboards and vocals, performing jazz standards and unique interpretations of popular music favorites. rock, folk and pop. as well as the original O’Donnell songs. Opening will be guitarist Grace Libby, who will be a junior at Berwick Academy.

Portsmouth’s Sam Robbins to perform at Prescott Park

Singer-songwriter Sam Robbins, who grew up in Portsmouth, will be the opening act for Caitlyn Smith's concert in Prescott Park on Wednesday, August 3 at 7 p.m.
The Portsmouth Historic Sites Association will hold its popular Twilight Tour on Friday, August 5, from 4-8 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH — On Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m., Portsmouth-raised singer-songwriter Sam Robbins will return from Nashville to perform in the Prescott Park Arts Festival’s summer concert series. He will be the opener for Caitlyn Smith. Bring a chair or blanket or reserve one from the festival for a fee and enjoy an evening of music by the river. Suggested donation at the door is $10. More information at

Twilight Tour returns to Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH – For the first time since 2019, the Portsmouth Historic Sites Association will hold its popular Twilight Tour this year on Friday August 5 from 4-8pm. Hours are extended this year to allow time to visit the expanded list of sites. . Come see what’s new from each organization, including new exhibits, new presentations, new acquisitions and new research.

Tickets, which include admission and discounts at member sites for the rest of the season, are $20 in advance ($25 daily) for adults and $10 for children. For tickets, go to and follow the link provided, or call Stephanie Hewson at 603-430-7968, or Andy Goodell at 603-433-9505.

Albacore Park hosts an underwater cooking demonstration

There will be a First Friday Cooking Demonstration with Submariner and Mess Management Specialist Joe Afienko on Friday August 5 from 11.30am to 1.30pm at Albacore Park in Portsmouth.

PORTSMOUTH – Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association and Albacore Park Museum will host a first Friday cooking demonstrations with submariner and mess management specialist Joe Afienko on Friday August 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. bread, a favorite of the sub-crews. There will be small samples and a discussion on how to eat and cook on board a submarine.

For more information, call 603-436-3680, visit or find them on Facebook.

Kiana Renae and Taylor Marie perform in Dover

Solo artists Kiana Renae and Taylor Marie co-host an evening of acoustic music at Flight Coffee in Dover on August 6.

DOVER – Solo artists Kiana Renae and Taylor Marie co-host an evening of acoustic music at Flight Coffee on August 6 at 6:30 p.m.

The two singer-songwriters will come together to share their original music. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at

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Paddle the Salmon Falls River

ROLLINSFORD – Take a uniquely guided tour of the Salmon Falls River by canoe or kayak with the Rollinsford Association for Culture and History (ARCH) on Saturday, August 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Visit part of the river in Rollinsford, Somersworth and Berwick, and see sites related to Native American life, early European settlements, mills, town history and more, while enjoying the beautiful scenery along path.

Seating for this event is limited to 15 and attendees must provide their own watercraft and personal flotation device (PFD). To register or for more information, email [email protected] Directions to the meeting location and further details will be provided upon registration. A donation of $10 is suggested; ARCH members are free.

Blueberries and Books fundraiser in Wakefield

WAKEFIELD – Blueberry season is in full swing and what better time than now to host a “Blueberries and Books” fundraiser? The Friends of Wakefield Libraries will be hosting a book sale and bake sale fundraiser to include all kinds of blueberry candy; Jumbo muffins, pies, scones, any type of blueberry you can think of, Saturday, August 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside Gafney Library. Call the Gafney at 603-522-3401 for more information.

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