Although it is only, technically, the middle of the month, Thanksgiving is quickly bearing down upon us. If you have been too caught up in the news to make a grocery list or crack a cookbook, here are some ways to get your head in the game this weekend.
Climate change is by and large an issue discussed by scientists, but a current show at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth is devoted to the topic.
“Rise: Climate Change in Our World” is an exhibition featuring work by current students, alumni, technical staff and faculty from UNH. The UNH art department collaborated with NextGen Climate NH, an environmental advocacy organization and 3S Artspace.
Although you would be hard-pressed to find a palm tree or a kalua pig roast in New Hampshire, there are a plethora of ukulele opportunities in the Granite State. The uke is a four-string member of the lute family, and originated in Hawaii in the 19th century, an adaptation of the Portuguese machete. According to Hawaiian lore, the name means "the gift that came here”, from the Hawaiian words uku (gift or reward) and lele (to come).
For a small state, New Hampshire has a plethora of private schools, each with a rich academic and cultural heritage. Although the schools are private, many have art galleries that are open to the public. Student and faculty art shows are on regular offer, but there is also compelling and unique work from both national and international artists.
With frost on the ground your thoughts may be running to the other Frost, the poet whom we claim as a “resident,” although he was actually born in San Francisco and grew up in Massachusetts.
There are two former Frost homes in New Hampshire—one in Derry and one in Franconia. The Robert Frost Farm is a National Historic Landmark, and a remnant of New Hampshire’s agricultural past in now-suburban Derry.
The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College is opening a new gallery space on Main Street in Hanover on September 16th. The museum itself is closed until 2019 while it undergoes a major expansion project, but Director John Stomberg and his staff came up with a way to keep the Hood engaged in the community.
The endless summer is coming to an end, but there is still time to dial into the surf scene on the New Hampshire Seacoast. If you are a gremmie or a grommet (inexperienced surf enthusiast), and want to avoid looking like a tourist or an inland squid, here is a paddle out primer.