4 Shore Things: June 14-20, 2018

Music at the Sea Shell
Nightly concerts at the Sea Shell Stage on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton have begun. Shows are all ages, and there are two each night. The first is from 7 to 8 p.m., and the second is from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Coming up this week: Thursday, June 14, Angela West – country; Friday, June 15: The Visitors – country and rock; Saturday, June 16: The Continentals; Sunday, June 17: Throwback to the 60’s – oldies; Monday, June 18: What’s Next; Tuesday, June 19: Bobby G – singer; Wednesday, June 20: The Reminisants – oldies.

Run away
Choose a 5K, 10K or half marathon at The Seacoast Running Festival in Salisbury on Sunday, June 17, beginning at 8 a.m. They’ve partnered with Green Stride to present the Cheap Half Marathon, for just $21.09 ($1 per kilometer). For more information, visit facebook.com/seacoastrunfest.

All about kids
Head to the annual Somersworth International Children’s Festival on Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at Noble Pines Park (Noble and Grand streets, Somersworth), for food, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Visit nhfestivals.org.

All kinds of eats
The 24th annual Portsmouth Taste of the Nation, happens on Wednesday, June 20, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Strawbery Banke Museum (14 Hancock St., Portsmouth). Tickets are $85 for general admission and $150 for VIP admission. Visit ce.nokidhungry.org/events/portsmouth-taste-nation.

18th Annual Master Sand Sculpting Classic will be “Out of this World”

 The Invitational sand sculpting event, which will run from June 14-16, and has attracted sculptors from as far away as India and the Netherlands, gives sculptors a total of 24 hours over 3 days to finish their 10-ton solo sculptures. Prior to the competition, the sculptors arrive throughout the week to help with what is referred to as “pounding up” (strengthening the sculptures by compacting the sand) and to begin building the massive 100-ton sponsor site. This year’s sponsor site theme is “Out of This World.” The sponsors help to pay for the event, which is also funded by the Hampton Beach Village District in cooperation with the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce and the New Hampshire Division of Parks.

 The sculptors are each given their own private plot and 10 tons of sand to work with. Sculptors will be carving June 14th-16th, with voting and awards given out on the evening of the 16th on the Seashell Stage at 8 p.m. The awards ceremony is followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The sculptures will remain on display through June 27th, and will be lit for night viewing.

 Sculptors will be competing for $15,000 in prize money at Hampton Beach as well as bragging rights. All the sculptors consider the “People’s Choice Award” to be the biggest honor. Prior to the masters beginning their competition, a massive 100-ton sponsor site will be created June 13th, and a Group Carve will take place later that day.

 Among this year’s cast of sculptors are Marc Lepire from Quebec, Canada, Carl Jara from Lyndhurst, Ohio and five-time world champion and five-time North American Champion and last year’s winner, from Toronto, Canada, Karen Fralich. Each of their styles is entirely different. Jara creates thought-provoking, out-of-the box creations, while Karen focuses on personal inspiration and capturing emotion. Marc returns to Hampton after the passing of his father Michel, who was a beloved part of Hampton Beach’s competition since its inception. He continues the Lepire legacy with his world-renowned talents. Other sculptors competing this year are Justin Gordon from Groveland, Mass., the quirky Abe Waterman from Prince Edward Island, Canada, and last year’s winner, Mélineige Beauregard from Montreal, Canada. Other sculptors include Dan Belcher from Missouri, the 10 time National Snow Sculpting Champion David Andrews from Wisconsin, and – new this year – Kirk Radimaker from California and Delayne Corbett from Vancouver, Canada, whose work we are all excited to see.

 The alternate Master is Morgan Rudluff from California.

 People’s Choice voting which takes place on Saturday, June 16th from 1-3 p.m., allows visitors to vote for their favorite by casting a ballot at the sculpture.

 Returning to teach sand sculpting to kids of all ages is Carissa Porcaro of Portland, Me. and Darlene Duggan of Essex, Mass.

 Free lessons will be held onsite on Friday and Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Visitors may sign up at the Chamber Office building, next to the Sand Sculptures, only on the day of the lesson. After judging, awards will be handed out on the Seashell Stage on Saturday evening followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The sculptures will then remain on display until June 27th and will be lit for night viewing. Previous sculptures can be seen at hamptonbeach.org.

 The competition is a major draw and highly anticipated event for Hampton Beach, and although weather can impact the crowds, wet weather actually strengthens the sculptures. The competition draws people from as far away as New York, Canada and California.

 It’s been 18 years since the event began and the sculptures have captivated the minds of the hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world who have seen them. But each year brings new challenges and new wonderment as the sculptures are pounded up, carefully imagined, sketched out and created by these Master Sculptors, then put on display to tickle the minds of all who will see them.

Featured photograph: Greg Grady, Jr., To the Moon, 2013 entry.

Sup Yo: Upcoming Classes

JOIN US FOR AN EXQUISITE SUNSET SUP YOGA CLASS AT SEABROOK HARBOR!

THIS CLASS BEGINS AT 6:45 pm (Will start June 6, 2018)

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

Register: http://sup-yo.com/events/sunset-sup-yoga-seabrook-harbor-14/

JOIN US FOR AN EXQUISITE SUNSET SUP YOGA CLASS AT SEABROOK HARBOR!

THIS CLASS BEGINS AT 6:45 PM.

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

Register: http://sup-yo.com/events/sunset-sup-yoga-seabrook-harbor-14/

Join us for Sunset SUP Yoga on Lake Gardner in Amesbury!  

Class begins at 6:45 PM.

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

Register: http://sup-yo.com/events/sunset-sup-yoga-amesbury-6-2/

JOIN US FOR RISE & SHINE SUP YOGA IN RYE HARBOR!

This class will begin at 9:00 AM.

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

Register: http://sup-yo.com/events/rise-shine-sup-yoga-rye-harbor-21/

Join us for Rise & Shine SUP Yoga on Lake Gardner in Amesbury!  

Class begins at 9:00 AM.

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

Register: http://sup-yo.com/events/rise-shine-sup-yoga-amesbury-11-2/

Four Shore Things: June 7-13, 2018

 

 

Classical performance
The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra performs its Summer Concert on Sunday, June 10, at 3 p.m. at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth). The concert will feature artist-in-residence Randy Armstrong presenting his final work, a fun and unique collaboration with the orchestra; Concerto and Aria competition winners performing their pieces; Griffin Seuter playing Schumann’s cello concerto; Sarah Heimberg playing Arutunian’s trumpet concerto; and baritone Matthew Giallongo performing “E fra queste ansie” from Pagliacci. It will close with a performance of Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber. Tickets cost $12 to $25 for general admission, $12 for students and $22 for seniors. Visit themusichall.org.

Ocean celebration
World Oceans Day Family Festival is on Sunday, June 10, at the Seacoast Science Center in Odiorne Point State Park in Rye from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival celebrates the importance of keeping the world’s oceans healthy with activity stations, live music, and a beach cleanup. The grand opening of H2O Today, an exhibition that explores the significance of water — organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service — will take place at 11:15 a.m. The festival is free. For more information, visit seacoastsciencecenter.org.

Celtic and 20th-century music
The Tuck Museum in Hampton is hosting “A Night of Music with Two Old Friends” on Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Tuck Museum. Emery Hutchins and Jim Prendergast will perform traditional Celtic music and American country music from the early 20th century. Through stories, songs and instrumental melodies, they will demonstrate how old time American mountain tunes are often derived directly from the songs of the Irish, yet are influenced by other cultural groups to create a new American sound. The two old friends play the concertina, bodhran, mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar and banjo. The performance will take place in the historic barn on the Tuck Museum site at 40 Park Avenue in Hampton. The program is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

See a show
ACT ONE presents On a First Name Basis at the West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) on Friday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Visit actonenh.org or call 300-2986.

This Week at Hampton: 6/7-6/13

Fireworks

Watch fireworks over the Atlantic Ocean every Wednesday at Hampton Beach, at the top of B and C streets. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. and have a rain date on Friday if they are canceled due to weather.

Concerts

Nightly concerts at the Sea Shell Stage on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton have begun. Shows are all ages, and there are two each night. The first is from 7 to 8 p.m., and the second is from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Coming up this week:

Friday, June 8: Ron Drolet – Country/Rock

Saturday, June 9: Soulmate – Soul, Motown, R&B, Funk, Disco

Sunday, June 10: Jazz on the Rocks

Monday, June 11: C-Rock – Classic Rock of the ’60s and ’70s

Tuesday, June 12: Alicia Tarsuk – Classic Rock

Wednesday, June 13: The Reminisants – Oldies