"> en-us Solas' 'Shamrock City Tour' inspired by tales of ancester's life Irish-American ensemble Solas, which bring its 'Shamrock City' tour to the Dana Center for the Humanities at St. Anselm College in Goffstown on Saturday night, covers some personal territory with a show inspired by Irish immigrants during the Industrial Revolution, in particular a bandmate's ancestor, whose death remains cloaked in... Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:00 EST Psychic Fair to take place at Derry community center Saturday The Derry Psychic Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:35:00 EST Bonner's 'Crowd Source' exhibit in Concord captures everyday life In his latest exhibit, 'Crowd Source,' artist John Bonner turns his brushes to scenes of everyday modern life, from commuter platforms and grocery stores to city streets and restaurants. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:35:00 EST Wait, wait ... Paula Poundstone w'll tell you herself Comedian Paula Poundstone, a regular panelist on National Public Radio's weekly quiz show 'Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me,' takes the stage at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., at 8 p.m. Friday. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:35:00 EST Mandolin masters pick Newmarket, Concord for concerts The 13th Annual March Mandolin Festival this weekend draws nationally known folk musicians Don Stiernberg, Skip Gorman, Glen Loper and David Surette, along with guest vocalist Susie Burke, to stage for a pair of Granite State concerts. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:34:00 EST 50 years later, there's still no one like The Scorpions The Scorpions will rock a half century of music with a tour stop at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:34:00 EST Grammy-winning Mary Chapin Carpenter headed to Derry stage Mary Chapin Carpenter, a five-time Grammy Award winner and member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, will play the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:34:00 EST Comedic romp stomps on social, political minefields at PSU A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' is a bawdy, toga-draped romp through a comedic minefield. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:34:00 EST Southside Johnny to perform in Rochester Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes play a show at the Rochester Opera House in City Hall, 31 Wakefield St., at 8 p.m. Saturday. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:34:00 EST Starship to touch down at Palace Theatre The San Francisco-based rock band Starship's estimated time of arrival on the Palace Theatre's Manchester stage is 730 p.m. Friday, March 20. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:33:00 EST Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell release CD, play NH show Musicians Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell are coming together this Sunday at the Peterborough Players for a first-time, live performance in support of their new album 'Tomorrow You're Going,' an Americana album that moves from meditative to rollicking. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:33:00 EST Cirque Ziva takes center stage tonight at Capitiol Center in Concord Created by the artistic director of the fabled Golden Dragon Acrobats, Danny Chang, Cirque Ziva features gravity-defying acrobatics, colorful costumes and lighting, and a cast that ranges from athletes to actors and artists. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:32:00 EST Rock N' Blues Fest Roars Into Plymouth The Flying Monkey Performance Center presents three heralded blues artists on the same night- Dana Fuchs, Joe Louis Walker, and Erica Sardinas. All three are playing with their full bands at 730 p.m. on Friday, March 13. Concert Tickets start at 29. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:53:00 EST NH Club Notes NH Rail Transit Authority focus of Lions' program The Bedford Lions Club's next monthly dinner meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Extra Touch Gourmet Cafe, 4 Hawthorne Drive. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:02:00 EST Office of the Consumer Advocate plans public session With National Consumer Protection Week underway through Saturday, the New Hampshire Office of the Consumer Advocate plans a public information session between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday near the Center Court at the Mall of New Hampshire. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:02:00 EST New Hampshire Easter Egg Hunts 2015 Hop, hop, hop into Easter, New Hampshire! Here's a list of Easter Egg Hunts taking place around the state for 2015! Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:13:00 EST Salmon en papillote, fishcakes, more for your Lentenanytime repertoire Lessons from the seafood department. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:50:00 EST A new favorite spot for classy seafood Atlantic Grill A new favorite for seafood with style Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:47:00 EST O'Connor named Manchester St. Patrick's parade grand marshal Hampstead resident Jack O'Connor, one of the longtime managers of The Lamplighter restaurant in Bedford, has been named the grand marshal for this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:37:00 EST Balsams project leader's vision includes big ideas, ambitious time frame The rebirth of the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel could also see the return of commercial passenger aviation to the North Country, the resort's developer says. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:36:00 EST American Life in Poetry 'The Kiss' Kurt Brown was a talented poet who died in 2013, and his posthumous selected and new poems opens with this touching late poem to his wife, Laure-Anne. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:22:00 EST Tax prep program also helps Derry residents with financial advice A program at the Rockingham Community Action Outreach Center will do more than just help some residents from Derry and surrounding towns prepare their taxes, according to administrators. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:06:00 EST Nominations open for Salem Children's Champion Award The award recognizes Salem area residents for their significant work toward improving the lives of children in Greater Salem in the areas of learning, family wellness and early development, according to Salem Family Resources executive director Cindy Jury. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:06:00 EST Cornucopia Project continues free film series The Cornucopia Project continues its new Food for Thought documentary series Tuesday night with its second documentary film, My Father's Garden. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:04:00 EST NH's 4,000-footers pose no challenge for Dusty A dog weighing in at all of 17 pounds has added Mount Washington to the list of New England mountains he's summited in the tough conditions of winter. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:04:00 EST Londonderry Travel Plaza is open for business As part of the new Londonderry Travel Plaza at Exit 5 off I-93, the 9,000-square-foot retail store is adjacent to a 24-hour Red Arrow Diner, a Sunoco Travel Center complete with convenience store and 19 fueling stations, and ample parking for trucks, tour buses and recreational vehicles. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:03:00 EST Amherst race to honor fallen athlete The late Chad Denning, an extreme athlete from New London who died last year while hiking in the White Mountains, will be honored during the 2015 Joe English Trail Challenge in Amherst. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:21:00 EST Just under 100 participate in Kiwanis ice fishing derby Ice anglers from around the region gathered on Robinson Pond Sunday morning, eager to reel in their biggest pickerels, perch and crappies. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:20:00 EST Snow sculpting attracts competitors to Jackson Ten teams competed for the New Hampshire snow-sculpting title in Jackson this weekend, and a local team won. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:11:00 EST Snowmobilers strut their sleds at Trail Breaker event Hundreds of snowmobilers and spectators turned out for the 2nd Trail Breaker Challenge Saturday on Engine Meet Field Saturday. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:01:00 EST Alzheimer's cafes offered at several NH spots Special cafes for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and their families, are offered at a variety of sites in New Hampshire. The cafes vary, but each offers families a blend of social time and support in safe and relaxed environments. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:58:00 EST NH Senior Briefs Londonderry Senior Center has a long lineup of art classes this month A variety of art classes have been scheduled in March for seniors at the Londonderry Senior Center, 535 Mammoth Road. Preregistration is required, with payment due at signup. All of the classes are limited to 12 people, and no experience is necessary. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:58:00 EST Nashua girl takes state bee title for the second time Winning the New Hampshire Union Leader Spelling Bee is now a matter of course for Nashua's Arushi Kalpande, who confidently outspelled hundreds of other kids to repeat as state champion during Saturday's state-level spelling bee. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:07:00 EST Early summer rental benefit as winter takes its toll This brutal winter got you down? Looking to escape? Well, many blizzard-battered New Englanders already have booked rental lodging hot spots around New Hampshire this summer, especially if their patch of sunshine is on the waterfront. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:04:00 EST Susan Dromey's Down to Earth The winter of our fashion faux pas So, while it's been a Fifty Shades of Flannel kind of winter, soon enough, spring will arrive. Really. And it's going to be a thriller, I can feel it. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 EST Deb Baker's The Mindful Reader 'The Half Brother' complex, thoughtful Holly LeCraw's The Half Brother is an atmospheric novel, set in a quintessential small New England town where shabby but genteel Abbott School is located. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 EST Forest Journal Winners losers Keeping score of wildlife in winter It's officially March. Perhaps Nature's snow-gun show will cut us a break? Unless the old In like a lion clich holds true? Out like a lamb may not be much better. I've attended a malpresentation birth of one lamb arriving in March in a snowstorm with legs bent akimbo. Either way, March can be as fitful and unpredictable as winter itself. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 EST Dick Pinney's Guidelines Ice fishing great under right conditions AAHH, this is the time of year when it's really fun and often a challenge to go ice fishing. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:58:00 EST