BE MERRY: AT A SUMMER BAS...
The Manchester Motorcycle Club will hold its annual Summer Bash at Auburn Pitts (167 Rockingham Road, Auburn) on Saturday, July 22, at 1 p.m., featuring a barbecue, live music, raffles, games and more. Tickets are $15 per person and free for kids under 12. Visit ridemmc.com.
DRINK: BLENDED WINE
Join IncrediBREW (112 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua) for its Christmas in July Wine Split-a-Batch on Thursday, July 20, at 6 p.m., a wine-mixing event that will offer opportunities to blend several types of wines, including Australian Chardonnay, Spanish Tempranillo and more. Participants will get to have their own custom-made labels as well. The cost is $60 per six bottles and no prior wine-making experience is necessary. Visit incredibrew.com or call 891-2477.
EAT: A FARM-TO-TABLE DINN...
Join Elevage De Volailles (1155 Route 129, Loudon) on Sunday, July 23, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. for a farmer's dinner featuring seven highly-acclaimed chefs who will prepare meals over an open fire. The cost is $95. Visit thefarmersdinner.com.
BIRDWATCHING PROGRAMS AT ...
Join the Derry Public Library for the first of two birdwatching programs featuring amateur naturalist T.J. Cullinane on Wednesday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. He will share his observations regarding different types of songbirds found in the state, most commonly the chickadee and the titmouse. Part 2 of the series is on Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and will cover predatory birds like hawks and oils. Admission to both programs is free. Visit derrypl.org or call 432-6140 for more details.
PAMELA ROTNER SAKAMOTO
Author Pamela Rotner Sakamoto will visit Gibson's Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Tuesday, July 25, at 5:30 p.m. to present her book Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese-American Family Caught Between Two Worlds, which tells the true story of the experiences of the Fukuhara family in the era of Pearl Harbor and World War II. Admission is free. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562.
THE STRAY BIRDS
Acoustic-folk group The Stray Birds perform at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar (35 Railroad Square, Nashua) on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. Their 2016 album Magic Fire was produced by Grammy Award-winner Larry Campbell and was released to critical acclaim for its songwriting and folk harmonies. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Visit riverwalknashua.com or call 578-0200.
NHTI SUMMER OPEN HOUSE
NHTI (31 College Drive, Concord) will hold its summer open house on Thursday, July 20, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in its Student Center. Visitors will get a chance to tour the campus, learn about the more than 90 academic programs that are available, and meet with current and former students, and representatives from admissions and financial aid. Admission is free. If you can't make the open house, NHTI also holds “Drop-In Tuesdays” weekly from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Visit nhti.edu or call 230-4011.
Grab your best Hawaiian attire for the 14th annual Hula Hustle, which kicks off at the Executive Health & Sports Center (1 Highlander Way, Manchester) on Sunday, July 23, at 9 a.m. The 5K and 10K races will be followed by a post-race luau at the Center, featuring a tiki bar, food, music and more. The race benefits New Horizons for New Hampshire and is held in memory of the late founding member Bill Kelley.