Tea with T-Rex

On Saturday, Feb. 9, families are invited to a special Tea Party with their loved ones at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover. Guests will enjoy all the typical Valentine’s Day things like decorating sugar cookies and indulging in sweet treats, with the added bonus of an appearance by a friendly costumed T-Rex dinosaur. Guests are invited to wear fancy, whimsical or prehistoric attire to the tea party. Pre-registration is required, and there are three times available: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per adult/child pair. Additional children are $10. Cost does not include admission to the museum. Visit childrens-museum.org to register.

Garden talk

The Hampton Garden Club’s next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 at the First Congregational Church. The guest speaker will be Pattie Elwell, and her topic will be harvesting and drying flowers and herbs from your garden to use throughout the year. There will be a short business meeting and refreshments, and the meeting is open to the public.

Hear and read poetry

The Ferguson Reading Series, a monthly poetry feature and open mic, continues at Water Street Bookstore (125 Water St., Exeter) on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m., with featured reader Elisabeth Farrell. Farrell will present her latest book Earlier Heaven. After her reading, the floor will be open to anyone who wants to read. Bring one or two poems to share. Call 778-9731 or visit waterstreetbooks.com

Dancing dream

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) presents Billy Elliot Feb. 8 through March, 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. Based on the 2000 film by Stephen Daldry and adapted for the stage by Elton John and Lee Hall, the musical follows a young boy from a traditional coal mining family who discovers a passion for ballet. Tickets cost $16 to $44. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 433-4472.

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