4 Shore Things: Jan. 25th-Feb. 7th

 Adventure in Iceland?

The Seacoast Science Center will host a no-obligation presentation on its upcoming Icelandic Eco-Adventure on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. The trip, which will highlight the island’s most amazingly beautiful and dramatic contrasts, will be held Sept. 18 to Sept. 27. Located along the Mid-Atlantic ridge at the juncture of the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, Iceland is undergoing continuous transformation. As our atmosphere warms, Iceland’s glaciers are melting, and the land is rebounding and rising. During this all-inclusive eco-adventure, you will witness this firsthand and gain a better understanding of our one world ocean and how communities across the globe are addressing climate change and coastal concerns. The trip preview event is free of charge; however, registration is requested. For more information and to register visit seacoastsciencecenter.org.

Chocolate indulgence


The Hampton Falls Free Library is pleased to host Chocolate: The Secret Indulgence with Dr. Michael Cross of Northern Essex Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. Learn which chemicals elicit biochemical reactions in the human brain, making chocolate the perfect indulgence. During the presentation, you will also learn how to taste chocolate for quality. Chocolates will be available for sampling after the presentation. The program is free and open to the public. The snow date for this program is Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The Hampton Falls Free Library is located at 7 Drinkwater Road in Hampton Falls, NH. For further information, check the Library’s website at www.hamptonfallslibrary.org or call the Library at 926-3682.

Frozen food and skating

The Blue Music Ocean Hall (4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury) is hosting a Frozen Brunch and Skate party on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reserved table seating is $25 per person and includes brunch and a chance to meet the Snow Queen and other favorite Arendelle characters at the ice castle by the sea. Enjoy an exclusive breakfast buffet, Frozen ice cream sundae bar and indoor ice skating on the Seaside Ice rink. Call 978-462-5888 for reservations.

Musical Gilligan

“Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale”... The Rochester Opera House presents the all-new Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, a family-friendly, singing, dancing stage presentation of the ever popular and iconic 1960s TV comedy show Gilligan’s Island. It’s fun, wacky and entertaining with original and memorable songs. In addition to the hilarious stage show, the concession stand will feature Key lime pie, frozen drinks and daiquiris, island-themed treats and more. The show runs now through Feb. 4 with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $16. Reserve tickets online (rochesteroperahouse.com) or call the box office at 603-335-1992. The Rochester Opera House is located in City Hall, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester.

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