Carriagetown Car Show
During the early 1900s, Amesbury, Mass., carriage makers began to build bodies for cars made by Stanley, Cadillac, Hudson and others. From about 1900 to 1930, Amesbury was known as “the Detroit of the East.” As part of Amesbury’s 350th Anniversary Celebration, the Amesbury Carriage Museum has recruited a collection of “Amesbury-bodied” cars that will be on view during the Sunday, July 1, Carriagetown Car Show. The free show begins at 9 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. In case of bad weather, the show will be rescheduled to July 8. In addition to this collection of historic cars, the streets of downtown Amesbury will be lined with more than 200 restored automobiles from the 1980s and much earlier. This has become a very popular event with car enthusiasts and the general public. Market Square, Friend Street, Main Street and more will be filled with cars. For more information visit sites.google.com/view/carriagetowncarshow.

Kid fun
Celebrate 35 years of art with the Gallery 6 art exhibition on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover (6 Washington St., Dover). Special activities include a fish printing workshop, chalk art outside, art storytime, a tile painting workshop, bubble painting outside, a large collaborative art project and art scavenger hunt happening all day. The exhibition is free with museum admission, which costs $10 for adults and children over 1 year of age and 9 for seniors over.

All natural
“Natural Surroundings,” an exhibit of acrylic paintings by Janice M. Reynolds, will be presented at the Newburyport Art Association’s Hills Gallery from June 26 through July 8. A reception will take place on Saturday, June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. The one-woman exhibition features colorful water views and landscapes inspired by the artist’s love of camping, boating and hiking by the lakes and coastline of New England. The Hills Gallery, Newburyport Art Association is located at 65 Water Street, Newburyport. Exhibit hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. The Gallery is closed Mondays and on the Fourth of July.

Sea Shell shows
Head to the Sea Shell Stage on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton any night this summer to see a show for all ages. The first show is from 7 to 8 p.m., and the second is from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Here’s who’s playing this week:
Thursday, June 28: Houston Bernard – Country
Friday, June 29: The Old Bastards – Classic Rock
Saturday, June 30: Living on a Bad Name – Bon Jovi Tribute
Sunday, July 1: Overdrive – Rock
Monday, July 2: The Reminisants – Oldies
Tuesday, July 3: HELP – Beatles Tribute Band
Wednesday, July 4: The Continentals

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