Some of these weekend event forecast the upcoming holiday season; others are just pure fun. Have a great weekend!
America’s Hometown Thanksgiving in Plymouth, MA, on Nov 22-24 — English settler, Native Americans, patriots, and pioneers and the rest of us come together to honor the first English settlement in New England. The weekend includes a parade, food festival, drum & bugle concert, and a brimming market.
Farmhouse Kitchen: Bread Baking at Prescott Farm in Laconia, NH, on Nov 23 — This day of bread-baking instruction ends with students taking home their own tasty and crusty artisan loaf. Try out a hand-cranked grain grinder and learn the science of yeast. [Photo: Debbie Dunn]
Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Harbor, ME. through Dec 31 — This popular outdoor illuminated garden has been delighting visitors for years at this vast seaside gardens. The gift shop is a a gold mine for gardeners on your gift list.
Zoolights at Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA, on Nov 22-Jan 4 — Stroll with your family along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of lights. New this year is forty life-size sculptures of zoo animals — all in LEGO bricks. Fire pits, s’mores and Santa.
Organ Concert at Canterbury Shaker Village, in Canterbury, NH, on Nov 24 — The 1887 Hook & Hastings pipe organ has been restored and it stars in this concert series. Learn about Shaker hymns, New England shape-note hymns, and early Anglican hymns. Fun gift shopping in the village.
“Billy Elliot the Musical” at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT, through Nov 24 — “Billy Elliot” the popular movie, brought to the public the story of a boy and son of humble coal miners who just had to follow his dream … as a ballet dancer.