See dogs fly

All families with young readers — residents and summer travelers alike — are welcome at the Lane Memorial Library Children’s Summer Reading Finale on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 5 p.m. at the Centre School field. Come see the Flying High Dogs perform with frisbees. Ice cream will be served, and there will be a variety of games, lawn sports and other entertainment. The rain date Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. The Teen Department will hold a separate finale at the Family Fun Center Arcade at the Hampton Beach Casino Friday, Aug. 10, from noon to 2 p.m. Visit or call 603-926-3368.


Skating on stage

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) presents Xanadu now through Aug. 26, with showtimes on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. A parody of the 1980 film of the same name starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, the musical comedy follows a struggling artist, Sonny Malone, who is visited by a Greek muse disguised as a mortal named Kira, who inspires him to build a disco roller skating rink. Tickets cost $16 to $38. Visit or call 433-4472.


Free beach music

Nightly concerts at the Sea Shell Stage on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton are for 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, Aug. 9: Lexie James
Friday, Aug. 10: Brandy
Saturday, Aug. 11: Brass Attack of Springfield (pictured)
Sunday, Aug. 12: The Nevers Band – Band Music
Monday, Aug. 13: The Reminisants – Oldies
Tuesday, Aug. 14: Little Big Shots of New England “All You’ve Got” Tour
Wednesday, Aug. 15: The Reminisants – Oldies


Run for health

Support a local health center by running in the Lamprey Health Care 5K Road Race on Saturday, Aug. 11. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Lamprey Health Care, 207 S. Main St., Newmarket. Same-day registration starts at 7 a.m. and a kids’ fun run will be featured at 9:20 a.m. Registration cost $20 to $30 and the fun run is free. Visit for more info.

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