Peek at the Week: March 9

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Community Happenings

Master Important Skills with Professional Development and Training Workshops

Basics of Writing in the Workplace

Monday, March 20

9am to 3:30pm

The ability to craft clear, concise written communications is essential for success in the workplace. This introductory workshop will teach participants how to formulate ideas and organize thoughts before writing, as well as the logistics of good writing.


It will also cover how to maintain clarity and focus, how to compose strong sentences and cogent paragraphs, and the importance of basic grammar and punctuation. Participants will also learn how to eliminate jargon, and how to write lively, precise, engaging copy.

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DOVER 400 to Award Scholarships

This year, in celebration of Dover’s 400th anniversary, the Dover 400 Committee seeks to award scholarships to four Dover-resident 2023 graduating seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to their Dover community. Students will be awarded according to their outstanding leadership in community service within the Dover community or in their school community and also their commitment to scholastic achievement. Committee organizers believe it is essential to lead by example and serve one’s community. We hope to encourage others, particularly students, to do the same.

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"Figures in the Landscape" Contemporary Art Exhibition Opening

Saturday, March 18

5pm to 8pm

Emerging from, or receding into, the landscape, figures appear amidst a variety of settings in multiple mediums. Twenty-five artists are represented in two dozen works, including one collaborative painting by local contemporary artists Carson Jackson and Emily Barrera. The farthest traveling work is by Canadian artist, Judy Duggan-McCormack, with an image transfer piece with embroidery floss hailing from Ontario. A high caliber display of work is complemented by the virtual reality (VR) exhibition, which includes 15 additional artists on display in a digital frame. The virtual show can be viewed with a VR headset or on a browser. Three artist talks will be inside ArtGate VR during the Annual International Art Fair.

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CNC Set-Up Operator Fundamentals

8-week course starts March 21st

Part of Great Bay’s In-Demand Skills Training


Develop the fundamental skills needed to use computer numerical control (CNC) to run a milling machine efficiently and within required quality standards.

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Seacoast Eat Local

Winter Farmers' Markets

Saturdays from 10-2

We operate Winter Farmers’ Markets in two locations in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire: Stratham and 

Rollinsford. These markets are open to the public and everyone is welcome!

Upcoming Farmers' Markets:

March 18: Rollinsford

April 1: Stratham

April 15: Stratham

Win An Oil Painting By Susan E. Hanna!

Everyone who is on my Private Email List by midnight Friday March 10, 2023 will be entered to win!

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I’ll announce the winner in my March 13 newsletter!

Sole City Dance Presents: Dance Northeast!

Saturday, March 11

2pm & 7pm

Celebrate Dance! Sole City Dance is excited to bring back Dance Northeast! our annual community dance showcase. Delight in the joy and artistry of dance when Sole City Dance and the Rochester Opera House join together to showcase talented dancers from companies and dance education centers around the region. The celebration presents an afternoon performance with junior companies and up-and-coming student choreographers. The evening performance features senior and pre-professional companies.

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2023 Annual Awards Dinner

Thursday, May 4

Rivermill at Dover Landing

Nominations are now open for this year's annual awards.

Nominations include:

Citizen of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Business of the Year

Nonprofit of the Year

 David K. Bamford Educator of the Year

Community Arts Champion

Student Scholarship

Click here to nominate an award winner

Share Your Memories in the Dover Children's Museum Interactive Photo Contest

We turned 40 in 2023 and as we sort through our archives, we've noticed something - we have a ton of great photos and memories from throughout our history!

But we've welcomed literally millions of guests over the years - and if we have this many fun photos - we know you all have even more!

So we're inviting you to share your photos with us in an interactive photo contest.

Click here to submit photos

The Softer Side of Celtic at the Dover Public Library

Monday, March 13


“The Softer Side of Celtic” is a musical performance by Jeff Snow.

Snow is a talented multi-instrumentalist who shares the music, and the stories behind the music, of Scotland, Ireland and England. In concert, he plays the guitar, autoharp, bouzouki, and dabbles with most of the instruments in the percussion family. When not performing, Snow is a private guitar teacher and the author of the teaching method “Guitar Basics and Beyond.”

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the library’s website at or call (603) 516-6050

Elton John Tribute

Saturday, March 11

8pm to 10pm

Don't miss this Elton John Tribute, you may think you are really at an Elton John concert.

Bill Connors has perfected the art of portraying Sir Elton John. Every mannerism, voice inflection, and nuance has been carefully studied and recreated. Bill also has what can’t be learned by impersonators: an uncanny resemblance to Captain Fantastic as well as the costumes and fabulous showmanship. This is a return of The Elton Experience from Bill’s soldout show over two years ago. Hurry, seating is limited, get your tickets early before this show sells out!

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Win Free Tickets!

The first person to email with the subject line 'Elton Jon' will win four free tickets to the show!

Cider Flights & Tasty Bites 21+ fundraiser at CMNH

Saturday, March 25

7pm to 9pm

Grown-ups, join us at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire for an evening of hard cider sampling and tasty nibbles! This 21+ event will feature tastings of all-natural hard ciders provided by North Country Hard Cider, based in Dover, NH. Included in the ticket price are 5 four-ounce pours of cider, paired with tasty bites from local restaurants and activities sure to bring out your inner child!

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Breaking Barriers: Strengthening Police-Community Relationships

Saturday, March 25

10am to 12pm

Breaking Barriers: Strengthening Police-Community Relationships is a new monthly series fostering transparency, community, and connection brought to you by the Dover Police Department.


Each month, we will cover a different topic with different speakers, including community leaders and law enforcement professionals. Join us for light refreshments, an opportunity to engage in important conversations about improving police-community relationships and learn about the many things the Dover Police Department has to offer. This month, we will discuss the Dover Police Department’s efforts regarding Youth Engagement.


By registering ahead of time, we'll provide you with a parking code for FREE parking in the Orchard Street garage.

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Home Sellers' Seminar

Thursday, March 16

6:30pm to 8pm

Are you thinking of selling your home? If you’re serious about getting an honest evaluation, having a stress-free sales experience, and getting the best value for your home, join this in-person seminar led by a licensed real estate agent.

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The Cochecho Challenge Half Marathon

Saturday, April 22nd

This is your opportunity to experience Dover’s only Half Marathon Road Race, the Cochecho Challenge.

This challenging yet accessible, USA Track & Field Sanctioned Half Marathon begins at the historic First Parish Church in the heart of downtown Dover, NH. After leaving downtown, the course winds through beautiful, rural neighborhoods, crosses over the majestic Cochecho River and then returns to the downtown area for the final push to the finish line at the church.

This is Seacoast, NH running at its finest.

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Dover Main Street Run Before You Crawl 5K and Pub Crawl

Saturday, March 18

The annual Run Before You Crawl 5K Race and Crawl is a great event to get in shape then enjoy a taste of Dover restaurants and pubs. Just run! Just Crawl! OR do both!

The luck of the Irish has blessed us with an in-person 5k road race for 2023! Dover Main Street's 9th Annual Run Before You Crawl 5k will take place Saturday, March 18 at 9:00AM, starting and ending from the Dover Transportation Center on Chestnut Street.

The Pub Crawl 2023!

The 2023 Restaurant & Pub Crawl is back for a St. Paddy's Day weekend event you don't want to miss! We've teamed up with Sam Adams, Truly and the downtown restaurants and bars to be the first Dover 400th year of celebrations event. Over 15 restaurants will offer crawlers food apps and drink specials from 11am - 3pm. Use the map to track your locations and get a stamp at each on for entries into the Run Before You Crawl raffle! Be sure to seek out the Leprechaun and our Sam Adams crew for more prizes and fun. This event is rain or shine.

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2023 Artist in Residency Exhibition

March 10 through April

The Award- Winning Art Center in Dover, NH presents the 2023 Artist in Residency Exhibition, a fine art installation that showcases some of the best work of seasoned and up and coming seacoast artists.  Artist Amanda Kidd-Kestler, Micah Doucette, Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer and Laura Villalobos each spent four months at The Art Center in the Art Center’s Artist in Residency Program to create the body of work that is presented in this impressive collection.  The show highlights different styles of printmaking, watercolor, oil painting and drawing.

This is the 4th year that the Artist in Residency Program has been available to local artists.  When Rebecca Proctor created The Art Center, public education was always a part of her master plan.  As The Art Center grew she put that plan into action with the help of Peter Henry of Market Square Jewelers who signed on to sponsor a studio.  Then the printmaking program two years ago as The Art Center launched its state of the art printmaking studio.  The Closet Connection subsidized this effort and several printmakers have reaped the benefits of their ongoing generosity.

The 2023 Artist in Residency Exhibition will be on display at the Art Center March 10 through the end of April with a reception on Saturday April 1, from 6pm-9pm. The public is invited to attend.

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