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Top 10 New England events this weekend -- May 11-13

[fa icon="calendar"] May 9, 2018 2:58:08 PM / by Mary Lhowe, Editor,

Mary Lhowe, Editor,


Mothers’ Day Weekend Craft Festival 2018, Hampton Falls, NH – May 12-13

Hampton Falls Town Common, 4 Lincoln Avenue, Hampton Falls

 Over 75 booths of arts, crafts, specialty foods and live musical entertainment on the bandstand each day. The Fair is held rain or shine. 603-332-2616


Exhibition: In the Garden, Shelburne, VT – through June 17

Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne

Featuring a mix of fine art, textiles, jewelry, and the bodies of insects, this exhibition explores the various ways in which flowers and bugs have captivated the imaginations of artists over the last five centuries. 802-985-3346


Mothers Day Cruise Aboard the M/S Mount Washington, Laconia, NH – May 13

Lakeside Avenue, Weirs Beach, Laconia

Treat mom to a cruise and brunch aboard the M/S Mount Washington on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee on her special day. 603-366-5531



 Volvo Ocean Race Stop Over and Race Village, Newport – through May 20

Fort Adams State Park, Newport

The world's most grueling ocean race returns to Newport for a celebration with a Race Village featuring live music, food and entertainment, free sailing lessons, a Globe theater that will make visitors feel like they are onboard, and the One Ocean Exploration Zone of interactive exhibits, in-port racing and beer and wine gardens.



Champlain Valley Dinner Train Excursion, Burlington, VT – through September 1


Departs from Green Mountain Railroad Station, Burlington

Enjoy a 3-course dinner on board restored historic dining cars while taking in the beautiful scenery from your window on the trip from Burlington to Middlebury and back. Offered Friday and Saturday evenings. 800-707-3530

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The Music Hall Kitchen Tour 2018, Portsmouth, NH – May 12

Little Harbour neighborhood, Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth’s walking-friendly Little Harbor neighborhood is the location for this year’s tour of fascinating kitchens. See how turn-of-the century houses have been renovated to showcase kitchens.


"Ragtime," Providence, RI – through May 27

Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street

Based on the award-winning novel, the lives of an upper-class white mother, a Jewish immigrant, and a bold African American musician from Harlem intersect in ways that profoundly affect their families’ fates. A passionate, vibrant, Tony Award-winning score heightens the tenderness and tension that will rouse and inspire audiences. 401-351-4242




Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum, Boston MA -- May 13

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Boston

The lilac collection at the Arnold Arboretum is among the premier collections of these plants in North America. This day includes tours of the lilacs and other special collections, family activities, and food vendors. 617-524-1718


World Migratory Bird Day Bird Walk and Breakfast, Greenwich, CT – May 12

Audubon  Greenwich, John Street Greenwich

Join Audubon Greenwich for an early-morning bird walk to look for colorful migrant warblers, vireos, tanagers and orioles. Afterwards we will celebrate with a delicious potluck breakfast in the barn for all bird lovers 914-417-5234


"Lion King," Dover-Foxcroft, Maine – through May 12

Center Theatre, 20 East Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft

The African Savannah comes to life on your stage, with our Slightly Off Center Players Kids as Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again. 207-564-8943

Mary Lhowe, Editor,

Written by Mary Lhowe, Editor,

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