BE MERRY: ON A MOTORCYCLE
The Rockingham County Ruff Ryders will present the We R The Streets Ride and BBQ on Sunday, July 2. The event will kick off with a motorcycle ride beginning at AJ's Sports Bar and Grill (11 Tracy Lane, Hudson) at 9 a.m. and along several back roads of Rockingham County before returning at AJ's for lunch, billiards, darts, horseshoes, a cornhole tournament and more. Admission is free and voluntary donations will be accepted. Visit facebook.com/triplernh.
Incredibrew (112 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua) will host a wine tasting, making and bottling event on Thursday, June 29, at 6 p.m. Participants will get an opportunity to make up to six bottles of wine to take home, including cucumber melon, sauvignon blanc, coconut yuzu pinot gris and seville orange sangria. No prior winemaking experience is necessary. The cost is $60 per six bottles. Visit incredibrew.com or call 891-2477.
EAT: SIMPLE RECIPES
Join the Amherst Town Library (14 Main St.) in welcoming chef Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast in Hollis for Build a Better World through Good Food on Thursday, June 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. She will lead a discussion and cooking demonstration that will explore the positive impacts of simplifying your life starting with your kitchen, through the use of minimizing the use of kitchen equipment, de-cluttering cabinets and cleanse your pantry of unneeded food. Following the demonstration, Barbour will demonstrate two of her own recipes. Admission is free. Visit amherstlibrary.org or call 673-2288.
GUIDED KAYAKING TRIP
Join the Souhegan Watershed Association for a guided kayaking trip along the Merrimack River in Manchester, which will start on Sunday, July 2, at 9 a.m. at the Amoskeag Bridge. Participants should meet at the parking lot of the Amoskeag Fishways Learning & Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St.). The trip route is considered to be of moderate difficulty due to the presence of class II rapids. Admission is free and no registration is required. Visit souheganriver.org.
NEW ENGLAND SHORT TRACK S...
Don't miss the inaugural New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1122 NH-106, Loudon) on Saturday, July 1, with races kicking off at 1 p.m. The race will include vehicles from the Valenti Modified Racing Series, the Granite State Pro Stock Series, the North East Mini Stock Tour and the Street Stock Showdown. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children. Visit nhms.com or call 783-4931.
DESPICABLE ME 3
Despicable Me 3, the third installment in the popular computer-animated film series starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker, hits theaters everywhere on Friday, June 30.
WEST END BLEND
Catch 10-piece funk and soul band West End Blend perform at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar (35 Railroad Square, Nashua) on Friday, June 30, at 8 p.m. The group released its first full length album Rewind in the fall of 2015 and has worked with Grammy award-winning engineer Brendan Morawski. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Visit riverwalk.org or call 578-0200.
NEW HAMPSHIRE HISTORICAL ...
The New Hampshire Historical Society (30 Park St., Concord) will host guided gallery tours on Saturday, July 1, at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., led by members of its education and volunteer docent staff. Learn all about some of the more important stories that have made the Granite State's history come alive, and see exhibits on display that you won't see anywhere else. Each tour is about 45 minutes long and is appropriate for all ages. The cost is $7 per person. Visit nhhistory.org or call 228-6688.