4 Shore Things: May 31- June 6

Salt Marsh Birds

The Hampton Falls Free Library in Hampton Falls invites you to learn about birds of the salt marsh on Tuesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. Hampton Falls resident, birder and photographer Steve
Carlson will be sharing his photos of the birds that inhabit or travel through the New Hampshire
salt marsh. The program is free and open to the public. Visit hamptonfallslibrary.org or call 926-3682 for more information.

Chow(der) Down

Sample from more than a dozen locally made chowders at the 34th annual WOKQ Chowder Festival, happening on Saturday, June 2, from 11:30 a.m. until the chowder runs out, at Prescott Park (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth). Each participating restaurant competes for the Best Chowder title, and recipes often include innovative creations like a smoked scallop chowder, a spicy seafood chowder, a corn chowder and a vegetarian chowder. The festival also features live music, drinks and more. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children. Visit prescottpark.org or call 436-2848.

Get Physical

NH Theatre Project hosts a Physical Acting Workshop at West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) on Saturday, June 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will study corporeal mime, silent clowning and other physical theater techniques to learn how to use their body to communicate and create a dynamic physical character. The cost is $50. There will also be private coaching opportunities from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., for $100 per hour. Visit nhtheatreproject.org.

Sip for the Seals

The Seacoast Science Center is hosting its fifth annual Sippin’ for Seals on Thursday, June 14,from 6 to 9 p.m. to benefit its Marine Mammal Rescue program. Enjoy bites prepared by chefs from your favorite restaurants, sip on a cool cocktail by the sea and dance the night away to live music by The TonyMack Band. The Atlantic Grill’s master bartender will concoct a special cocktail just for the event. Tickets are $50 per person (ages 21 and over only) and are available at seacoastsciencecenter.org or by calling 436-8043, ext. 28. The Seacoast Science Center is located in Odiorne Point State Park in Rye.


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