4 Shore Things: May 17-23, 2018


Harbor Light Tour
The Newburyport Harbor Light and Plum Island Point will have its first open house of the season Sunday, May 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. (weather permitting). A climb to the top of this historic light offers views of both land and sea, from the Isles of Shoals and Mt. Agamenticus to the Great Salt Marsh. Catch a view of boating at the mouth of the Merrimack River, watch the kayaks and paddleboarders ply the waters of the Basin. Look upriver to the city of Newburyport. Learn about the history of Plum Island lights that have guarded the Merrimack River entrance since 1788. The tours and parking are free; donations are accepted. Note: to climb the tower, children must be at least 5 years old and 42 inches tall. All must ascend a short ladder at the top through a trap door to emerge at the level of the light and viewing platform. Tours are weather dependent and may be cancelled in wet or foggy weather.

’80’s Prom Night
Ladies, dig out the Aqua Net, and fellas, let those mustaches grow in because it’s ’80’s Prom Night! On Thursday, May 17, from 7 to 9 p.m., grown-ups can take a trip back in time at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s Throwback Thursday Grown-up Play Date. These play dates happen once a month and are for adults 21+. This month, grown-ups can wear tuxes or fancy dresses and enjoy 1980s tunes, a photo booth, tissue paper flower corsage and boutonniere making, a Prom King/Queen sash craft and more, plus cocktails and beer from a cash bar provided by 7th Settlement Brewery. Costumes aren’t required but encouraged. Tickets are $12 at the door. Visit childrens-museum.org.

Plant & Bake Sale
The Hampton Garden Club’s 59th annual Plant & Bake Sale will be Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hampton Town Hall, 100 Winnacunnet Road. Choose from a wide selection of annuals, perennials and tasty baked goods. There will also be a silent auction of rain barrels designed and painted by HAJH students. For more information visit hamptongardenclub.weebly.com.

Pancakes and Blueberries
Join First Church Congregational (63 S. Main St., Rochester) for a blueberry pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 19, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The breakfast includes either one, two or three blueberry or plain pancakes, plus bacon, scrambled eggs, orange juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for kids ages 5 to 10 and free for kids 5 and under. Visit first-ucc.net or call 332-1121.

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