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THURSDAY, JULY 19
MANCHESTER COMMUNITY MARKET | 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM | VICTORY PARK
The Manchester Community Market is held in Victory Park and offers an expansive array of locally grown items as well as NH made products. The market aims to provide a fun, weekly farmers’ market that gives the community a place to connect with friends and farmers, access local foods, and enjoy this collective event.
Featured Vendors this week:
TD BANK SUMMER FEST – THURSDAYS IN THE PARK | 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM|VETERANS’ PARK
Foreigners Journey will be featured this Thursday for the Free Concert at Veterans’ Park is starting at 7pm.
Foreigners Journey has been described as:
“The most authentic tribute experience in the Country capturing & bringing to life the essence, sound and passion of two legendary & timeless rock bands Foreigner & Journey in one unforgettable show”
YOGA IN THE PARK (FREE CLASS) | 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM | VICTORY PARK
Show up and join Yoga Instructor Julian and others in Victory Park from Zoo Gym from 3pm – 3:45pm for a free yoga class!
Please bring your own yoga mat.
WIZARD OF OZ – SUMMER CHILDREN’S SERIES | 10:00 AM & 6:30 PM | PALACE THEATER
You’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard Of Oz! In this L. Frank Baum classic, you’ll visit Emerald City and meet Dorothy and Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. But watch out for that Wicked Witch of the West!
Tickets: Ticket prices: $8 subscriptions, $8 for groups of 10 or more and $9 individuals. Everyone needs a ticket, including babes in arms.
ARTS MARKET | 3:00 PM| NUTFIELD LANE SQUARE
The market will give Manchester an amazing area where artist and artisans can display their work to share with the local community. What better way to spend a Thursday evening than at a unique outdoor market.
The historic art district of Manchester, NH has its very own Arts Market on Nutfield Lane between Hanover and Manchester Street.
To offer your arts/crafts as a vendor: Artist Application
MANCHESTER TROLLEY NIGHTS | 5:00 PM | MILLYARD MUSEUM
Manchester Trolley Nights is a tradition in Manchester that highlights arts and culture in our community. A true team effort, the trolley nights are organized each year to celebrate the amazing diversity of artistic expression and dynamic cultural experiences that the city of Manchester has to offer.
Two trolleys will circulate to many of Manchester’s art studios, galleries and cultural attractions from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests can hop on or off at any designated stop. Most venues are within walking distance of each other, and guests are welcome to drive, bike or walk the route on event night.
The trolley nights are FREE and open to the public! All of the venues are open year-round, but on Trolley Nights the venues have special events and promotions planned
specifically for the evening. There are sometimes also local businesses that offer promotions to Trolley riders.
Jump on the Trolley and support the arts in Manchester!
More information can be found here: www.opendoorsmanchester.com/
FRIDAY, JULY 20
DATE NIGHT IN THE ART STUDIO | 6:00 PM OR 7:30 PM | STUDIO 550
Date Night in the Pottery Studio is held both Friday and Saturday nights, either 6-7:30 or from 7:30-9PM! Pick your day, pick your time, and have fun! Everything for a COUPLE is included with the listed price of $60 (materials, tools, instruction, etc.).
We will guide you through a basic pottery lesson and then you will be set free on the wheel to make your own creations! One piece per person is included in the workshop, but if you make more pieces and you want to keep them, it is just $5 to keep each extra piece. The piece you make will be available for pick up three-four weeks after your date. Usually walk-ins are fine, but we encourage you to call ahead to reserve a spot. We limit each session to 4 couples. 603-232-5597.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
YOGA | 8:00 AM | DORR’S POND
Yoga at the YogaBalance Yoga Deck at Dorrs Pond
Saturdays 8:00am-9:00am with Kate
July 15, 22, 29, August 5 and 12 (rain date 8/19)
Take your Yoga outside and enjoy the beautiful New England summer! In this all-levels Hatha class at the YogaBalance Yoga Platform at Dorrs Pond, we will enjoy stretching and strengthening, movement and stillness, challenge and ease. Appropriate for all. Beginners welcome – modifications will be offered. Sign up online and if you need to borrow a mat, please email us at Mail@YogaBalance.info
Classes take place at Dorrs Pond, Livingston Park, 156 Hooksett Road, Manchester NH. From the Dorrs Pond parking lot, begin to walk clockwise on the trail. Continue about 0.1 miles and look for the sign for the YogaBalance Yoga platform just set back from the trail on the right.
Price: $10 – $12
$12 per class or $50 for all 5 classes in advance.
“BOOKED FOR SUMMER” STORY HOUR| 10:00 AM | AMOSKEAG FISHWAYS
Story books can be a wonderful window into the natural world.
In association with the Manchester School District’s summer reading initiative, “Booked for Summer”, the Amoskeag Fishways presents a fun, relaxed hour of river related stories.
Stop by with your children and learn about the fish, wildlife and people that use our local waterways.
Children are encouraged to bring their favorite fish toy or share some of ours for some interactive play.
FREE Advance registration required. Call 626-FISH for more information.
NH TURTLES! SATURDAY NATURE SEEKERS | 11:00 AM | AMOSKEAG FISHWAYS
Do you and your kids wish for an opportunity to learn about nature but have trouble finding the time? Stop by our center any Saturday in July for “short and sweet” mini-programs and fun nature-based activities. The theme of all July ‘Saturday Nature Seekers’ program will be New Hampshire Turtles!
Price: Donation of $5 per family encouraged.
CONQUERING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKFLOW| 1:00 PM | STUDIO OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS
From effective pre-shoot planning, quality image capture, and excellent post-production prowess, just us to learn how to get a grip on an efficient photographic workflow! We will show you step-by-step how to apply our conceptual model to nearly any photo shoot. From conception to completion, learn to be effective with your workflow!
About the Instructor:
Bud Thorpe is the owner of SOPHA, The Studio of Photographic Arts, the northeast’s largest photographic rental studio and photographic community in Manchester, New Hampshire. SOPHA was founded in 2006 to support photographers of all levels by renting equipment, providing instruction, and offering the coolest space possible for its members to practice and display their art. Bud is an accomplished self-taught photographer and experienced instructor. He has a strong background in teaching most all aspects of photography, having taught thousands of students.
(This program is part of our Education Member Series and is included in Education Membership. Studio Members receive their standard 20% discount on this and all SOPHA classes. Non-Members are welcome and encouraged to join us too!)
More details here:
SUNDAY, JULY 15
ZIMMERMAN HOUSE FOCUS TOUR: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT | 3:15 PM | CURRIER MUSEUM OF ART
Frank Lloyd Wright was born 150 years ago. Come celebrate his life and unique style with a tour of the Zimmerman House focusing on Wright’s career and how the
Zimmerman House fits into design history.
Price: $10 – $25