BE MERRY: IN THE QUEEN CI...
Explore the arts and culture of the Queen City during the first of two planned Manchester trolley nights on Thursday, April 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. A second trolley night is planned for July 20. The trolleys start at Langer Place (55 S. Commercial St., Manchester) but you can hop on any designated stop. Admission is free. Visit manchestertrolley.com for a full list of stops and for participating businesses in the area.
Join the Pelham Public Library (24 Village Green, Pelham) for a tea tasting on Saturday, April 29, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Learn the subtle differences between some of your favorite teas and how they can best be paired with certain foods. Admission is free. Visit pelhampubliclibrary.org or call 635-7581.
EAT: FRENCH CROISSANTS
Join Dancing Lion Chocolate (917 Elm St., Manchester) for a hands-on croissant making class on Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m. Learn techniques to make your own French-style croissants. The cost is $65 per person. Visit dancinglion.us or call 625-4043.
INTRODUCTION TO POOL MAIN...
Seasonal Specialty Stores (120 NH-101A, Amherst) will host the first of two introduction to pool maintenance classes on Wednesday, May 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The class is for beginners on general pool care and will cover filtration, circulation, vacuuming, filter cleaning and general maintenance for your pool. Admission is free. Visit seasonalstores.com or call 880-8471 for more details.
THE SLOCAN RAMBLERS
Canadian bluegrass band The Slocan Ramblers perform a show at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar (35 Railroad Square, Nashua) on Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m. The group hails from Toronto and released their most recent album Coffee Creek in 2015. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. Visit riverwalknashua.com or call 578-0200.
Author and blogger Tom Ryan will appear at Gibson's Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. to present his book Will's Red Coat: The Story of One Old Dog who Chose to Live Again. The book is about an elderly dog he adopted from a kill shelter in New Jersey and took home to live with him. Admission is free. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562.
INTRODUCTORY PILATES MAT ...
Join Concord Pilates (2 ½ Beacon St., Concord) for an introductory Pilates mat class on Thursday, April 27, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. The class is perfect for people who want to try Pilates for the first time, but don't want to commit to a full 8-week session. All levels of experience and skill are welcome. The cost is $15 per person. Visit concordpilates.com or call 856-7328 to sign up.
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE GRE...
The New Hampshire Historical Society (30 Park St., Concord) hosts the next event in its New Hampshire and the Great War spring lecture series on Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m. Society library director Sarah Galligan will tell the story of Warner resident Caroline Gardner Bartlett, who was known as one of the first American women to visit Europe during World War I. Two more lectures are planned at the Society for May 4 and May 11, with each one focusing on the Granite State's unique connections to the war. More information on the series can be found in the Hippo's April 13 edition. Read the story online at hippopress.com/read-article/making-history. Visit nhhistory.org or call 856-0621 to register.