Learn About Matryoshka Nesting Dolls, Kayaking in Alaska: This Week’s Events


Civil War presentation, General Fitz John Porter

STRATHAM – On Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., the Stratham Historical Society and the Wiggin Memorial Library will present a program on the life and military service of General Fitz John Porter of the Union Civil War. Presenter, Professor Kimberly Alexander, will present her research on her career, as evidenced by a Strawbery Banke exhibition she curated in 2011. She is also the author of a book, “Hero or Coward: The Story of General Fitz John Porter”.

This presentation is free and open to the public, at the Morgera Community Hall, Stratham Fire Station, corner of Winnicutt Road and Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham. A 6:30 p.m. meeting of members of the Stratham Historical Society will precede the program.

Stratham Historical Society Open House

Stratham Historical Society

STRATHAM – The public is invited to stop by the Stratham Historical Society Open House on Tuesday, November 15 from 6-8 p.m. at 158 ​​Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham. This event is free and open to the public. Visit the historic 1911 building of the Stratham Historical Society, see the museum’s many artifacts and various collections. Learn more about what they are doing to preserve Stratham’s history.

Discussion of traditional Matryoshka nested doll making

SOMERSWORTH – On Wednesday, November 16, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Somersworth Public Library, Marina Forbes will share many examples of Matryoshka nesting dolls, including examples of her own work and extensive collection, as she examines the rich folk tradition and symbolism of the appearance of dolls. Also try pelmeni. The event is free and open to the public.

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Community Resilience Workshop for Berwick residents

BERWICK, Maine – Residents of Berwick are invited to participate in a public workshop that will help identify and prioritize projects aimed at addressing the local impacts of climate change. This workshop will be held at the Berwick Public Library on Wednesday, November 16 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Led by the City of Berwick and the Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission, the workshop will feature experts and attendees discussing climate impacts at Berwick and priority projects for the community.

Family game night at Dover Library

DOVER – Wednesday, November 16 at 6 p.m. will be Family Game Night, as always the third Wednesday of every month at the Dover Public Library. Families can play a fun selection of card and board games and meet other board game enthusiasts in the community. You can also bring your own games. All ages are welcome.

Caregiver cafe

DOVER – On Wednesday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m., join Cornerstone VNA at the Dover Public Library for a monthly Carers Coffee in support of family carers in the Dover area. Come for a morning of support, education and conversation.

Seacoast Village Project Presents Travel Conference

PORTSMOUTH – The Seacoast Village Project will present ‘Taking Nature’s Measurement: A Glacier Bay Kayaking Adventure‘ with Walter and Emma Rous on Wednesday, November 16 at 3 p.m. at the Durham Public Library. The program is free and open to the public.

In the summer of 2021, Walter and Emma Rous took a long kayak trip on their own through the wilderness of Glacier Bay in Alaska. In this program, they will share their journey and “take the measure of nature” through photography, nature writings and some architectural analogies.

Walter Rous has an architecture degree from MIT, has designed numerous coastal projects and loves photography. Emma Rous taught environmental literature in the English department at Oyster River High School. Walter and Emma are observers and explorers of the natural world and have been canoeing, kayaking and hiking together for 50 years. They live in Durham.

The live presentation will also be available via Zoom. Pre-registration is required for the in-person and virtual event. Interested participants should go to www.seacoastvillageproject.org and select the correct event from the website calendar to register.

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ARA presents an eyewitness account of the effects of the Marshall Plan

DURHAM – The Active Retirement Association presents an eyewitness account of the effects of the Marshall Plan by ARA member Meche Romoser, who will share his and his family’s survival experiences after World War II. This free event is open to the general public and will take place on Thursday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Durham Community Church, 17 Main Street, Durham, or via a Zoom link. Pre-registration is required at [email protected] whether attending in person or via Zoom. Don’t forget to indicate how you plan to participate when you register.


DOVER – On Thursday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m., children in grades 1 and up are invited to make and take home a Thanksgiving turkey decoration with a glove at the Dover Public Library.

Epping Middle High School Drama Club Presents ‘Clue’

The Epping Middle and High School Drama Club rehearses a scene from their upcoming production of "Index."

EPPING – The Epping Middle High School Drama Club brings murder and laughter to the Epping Playhouse stage with a production of “Clue” (High School Edition). The play will take place on November 18, 19 and 20. Tickets will be $10 at the door. For more information, visit www.eppingtheater.org/EMHSClue.html.

Family movie at the Eliot Library

ELIOT, Maine — On Saturday, November 19, from 1 to 3 p.m., the William Fogg Library will present its family film, “Little Women.” The movie is free and there will be free popcorn.

STEM Saturday

DOVER – On Saturday, November 19 at 10 a.m., children in grades 1 and up are invited to make a battery out of a potato at the Dover Public Library. All supplies will be provided.


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