BE MERRY: AT FAMILY FUN D...
The Merrimack Premium Outlets will hold its second annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. outside the Food Court, where there will be an interactive photo booth, a mobile petting zoo courtesy of Charmingfare Farm in Candia, and more. Admission is free. Visit premiumoutlets.com.
DRINK: BEER AFTER YOGA
Join Pipe Dream Brewing (49 Harvey Road, Londonderry) for Bend & Brew on Sunday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to noon. Enjoy a session of yoga for $25 with instructor Janine Mitchell of Yoga Love with Janine, followed by a free beer flight, courtesy of Pipe Dream. Visit pipedreambrewingnh.com or call 404-0751.
Join the Concord Food Co-Op (24 S. Main St., Concord) for a scrumptious sandwiches cooking class on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 5:30 p.m. Chefs of the Co-op will be on hand to demonstrate how to prepare new and interesting sandwiches just in time for the beginning of the school year this fall, and participants will also get a chance to take home a few cards with other recipes for sandwiches to try. This class will be held in the Co-Op's cafe seating area. Admission is free and no membership is required. Visit concordfoodcoop.coop or call 225-6840.
PAUL DOIRON AND KRISTEN L...
Husband and wife authors Paul Doiron and Kristen Lindquist will appear at MainStreet BookEnds of Warner (16 E. Main St.) on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. to present their work as part of the annual Tory Hill Authors Series. Doiron is a Maine native who is the author of the Mike Bowditch crime fiction series. Lindquist is a poet and freelance writer whose debut poetry collection Transportation was a finalist for the 2012 Maine Literary Award. Tickets are $10 per person or four for $32. Visit mainstreetbookends.com or call 456-2700.
AVIATION MUSEUM OF NH'S A...
Join the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road, Londonderry) for its third annual car show on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when dozens of vintage and modern-era cars will be on display on the museum's grounds. Also included will be a 50/50 raffle, food, trophies awarded and more. There is a $10 entry fee per carload, which includes admission to the museum. Regular museum admission applies for visitors not entering a car ($5 for adults, $4 for seniors and veterans, $2.50 for teens ages 12 to 16, and free for kids ages 12 and under). Visit aviationmuseumofnh.org or call 669-4820.
NATURE CAFE SERIES
Join the Massabesic Audubon Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn) for the next event in its Nature Cafe series on Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., which will be all about turtles. Local wildlife rehabilitator Chris Bogard will be there to share her knowledge about the threatened and endangered turtle species in New Hampshire, like what can be done to preserve them and the reasons for their decline. Admission is $5 per person and registration is required. Visit nhaudubon.org or call 668-2045.
Boston-based instrumental dub reggae band Dub Apocalypse perform at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar (35 Railroad Square, Nashua) on Friday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Visit riverwalknashua.com or call 578-0200.
SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PAR...
To celebrate the first total eclipse to span across the entire United States in almost a century on Monday, Aug. 21, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (2 Institute Drive, Concord) is hosting a full day of fun activities that will culminate with an outdoor viewing in the afternoon to watch the eclipse. Join the center when it opens at 10:30 a.m. for observatory tours, planetarium shows and gallery talks, followed by the big viewing event from 1:25 to 3:55 p.m., when as much as 62 percent of the sun will be eclipsed by Earth's moon. The viewing will be guided by members of the Discovery Center and the NH Science Teachers Association. The last total solar eclipse to be visible from the entire country was on June 8, 1918. Admission to the center is $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, $7 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for members and kids ages 2 and under. Visit starhop.com or call 271-7827.