Books and baked goods

The Friends of the Lane Memorial Library will be kicking off November with their annual Winter Wonderland Community Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All baked goods for the bake sale are homemade, local treats provided by donation from generous community members. It’s also time to stock up on books for cozy winter reading. The book sale is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 17 at the library, located on Academy Avenue in Hampton. This three-day event, which is open to the public, will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday; and 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. For more information about the Friends or the upcoming book sale, visit lanelibraryfriends.org.

 

Kids can cook

Do you have a budding chef at home? Mini Iron Chef, held Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:15-11:30 a.m. at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover, allows kids to step up to the plate and make their own delicious dish with the help of their adult sous chef! This year’s theme is Food Art – Sculpture Edition – create a beautiful 3D work of art using food! This event is for kids ages 5+, and an accompanying adult. The price per adult/child pair is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Fee does not include museum admission and no extra adults (due to space constraints). Visit childrens-museum.org to sign up or learn more.

 

Prison talk

The Hampton Falls Free Library hosts local author Katy Kramer on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Katy Kramer is the author of Portsmouth Naval Prison. The Portsmouth Naval Prison, now vacant, sits at the far end of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Seavey Island on the Maine and New Hampshire border. Sometimes referred to as “The Castle” or “The Roc,” the former Portsmouth Naval Prison has long fascinated residents and visitors. Kramer will show many rarely seen photographs, recount the actual history, dispel myths and answer questions. The program is free and open to the public. Visit hamptonfallslibrary.org or call 926-3682.

 

Remember Hampton

This spring, the Tuck Museum opened a Hampton souvenir china exhibit as part of its celebration of Hampton’s 380th anniversary. On Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m., get an overview of the exhibit and discuss the history of Hampton souvenir china. All are invited to attend the free event at the Tuck Museum, 40 Park Avenue, Hampton.

“Currently, more than 130 pieces are on display, showing tourist attractions and town buildings on objects that were used, from holding hatpins and hair to hot chocolate,” museum director Betty Moore said. “We even have a child’s tea set with a Hampton Beach motif.”

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