LONDONDERRY — Leach Library hosts a program “Pleasures of the Parlor: Playlists from a Victorian iPod” on Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m. at the library on Mammoth Road. Singer/actress Marya Danihel presents the program that features a variety of tunes middle-class New England families loved to sing during the Victorian era. She will combine her performances with some music history discussion. The program is free with seating limited to the first 90 people. Light refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 individuals.
Torch passesin Derry
DERRY — The 2019 Special Olympics Torch Run and the “Flame of Hope” will pass through downtown Derry on Thursday, June 6. The Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, invites people to come to the center’s front lawn that day at approximately 10 a.m. to cheer on the flame and its runners.
Kingston celebrates 325 years
KINGSTON – Kingston will be celebrating its 325th anniversary this year. There will be two full weekends of events, July 27-28 and Aug 3-4.
The first weekend’s events include a children’s parade, the New Hampshire State Troopers police dog demonstration, a cornhole tournament and a flea market.
During the second weekend there will be Kingston’s 325th anniversary parade, beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a horseshoe contest, festival rides, a play by the Sanborn Regional Middle School students, the Sixth Maine Battery Militia Reenactment and the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast.
There will also be a spaghetti dinner and a massive 325th birthday cake.
Festival rides on Kingston Plains extend from Thursday night, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 4.
Mall hostsToddler Tuesdays
SALEM, N.H. – Simon malls, including The Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, have launched a Toddler Tuesday program.
Toddler Tuesdays will be held at all three Simon malls on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 10:30a.m.
“We’re excited to bring even more family fun and entertainment to our centers with the addition of Toddler Tuesdays at The Mall at Rockingham Park, Pheasant Lane Mall, and The Mall of New Hampshire” said Linnea Kelilher, area director of marketing at Simon Malls in New Hampshire.
For more information visit themallatrockinghampark.com
Tupelo hosts solar summit in Derry
DERRY — The town’s Net Zero Energy Task Force and the Tupelo Music Hall will co-sponsor the New Hampshire Business Solar Summit, joining state businesses, local chambers of commerce, renewable energy providers and non-profit organizations to learn how installing solar energy can save money for businesses interested in taking on the sun’s power. The summit is held at the Tupelo Music Hall, 10A St., on Wednesday, June 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m. New Hampshire business owners, energy companies, nonprofits, and other are invited to take part in the summit. Registration for the free event can be done at eventbrite.com/e/derry-nh-business-solar-summit-tickets-4618985510.
Historical Society hosts brewing program
LONDONDERRY — Londonderry Historical Society presents Glenn Knoblock’s program on the history of New Hampshire’s beer and ale brewing industry on Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society’s Parmenter Barn, 140 Pillsbury Road. The program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and admission is free. Following the program Londonderry’s Long Blue Cat Brewery will be offering free samples of some of its beers.
Knoblock will explore the history of brewing from colonial days, when it was home- and tavern-based, to today’s modern breweries and brew pubs. Unusual and rare photos and advertisements document this changing industry and the state’s earliest brewers, including the renowned Frank Jones. A number of lesser-known brewers and breweries that operated in the state are also discussed, including the only brewery owned and operated by a woman before the modern era.