Run a trail, or run for beer
On Saturday, June 23, join the Exeter Trail Race, touted as the most technical race in New England, at 6 Commerce Way, Exeter. It features a 10-mile and a 4.6-mile race through the Oaklands and Henderson-Swasey Town Forests on trails better known as Fort Rock. Start time is 10 a.m. for the long race, 10:20 a.m. for the short race at 6 Commerce Way, Exeter. Races cost from $25 to $40, and cash rewards will be given to the top finishers. Visit acidoticracing.com.
The Smuttynose Will Run for Beer 5K on Sunday, June 24, follows a beautiful course on back roads with a covered bridge and leads to an after-race party with live music and beer. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. at Smuttynose Brewery, 105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton. The race costs $35. Visit smuttynose5k.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Picnic at the farm
This year’s Farm-A-Q, a picnic-style event held on a local farm that’s organized by Slow Food Seacoast and the Heirloom Harvest Project, is happening at Coppal House Farm (118 N. River Road, Lee) on Sunday, June 24, from noon to 4 p.m. Farm-A-Q features fresh meals using ingredients grown by several area chefs, plus a day of tastings, demonstrations, live-music, children’s nature-based activities and more. The cost is $30 for adults, $25 for Slow Food seacoast members, $15 for attendees ages 13 to 20, $5 for ages 3 to 12 and free for children under 3. Visit slowfoodseacoast.com/farm-a-q-2018.
Meet Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan will be at the Music Hall Historic Theatre (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) on Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m., as part of its Writers on a New England Stage series. She will present her New York Times bestseller Manhattan Beach. The event will feature an author presentation and onstage interview with Peter Biello of New Hampshire Public Radio’s All Things Considered and The Bookshelf. Tickets cost $13.75. Attendees who purchase a book ($17) will be welcomed backstage after the show for a book signing and author meet-and-greet. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to the Rochester Opera House (32 N. Main St., Rochester) June 22 through July 1. Showtimes are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com.