Play some mini golf
The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover is going to transform its two floors of exhibits into an 18-hole mini golf course on Sunday, Feb. 24, from noon to 5 p.m. The event is recommended for ages 2 and older, but all are welcome. Tickets are $5 per person and free for kids under the age of 2. There is a special family ticket price of $20 for a family of 4 or more, which includes 2 adults and their dependent children. The evening before, on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m., the museum invites adults 21+ to enjoy a grown-up Mini-Golf Play Date, with a cash bar, flavored popcorn provided by PopZup and a chance to decorate your own golf visor between holes. Discounted advance online tickets to the evening Saturday Grown-up Mini Golf event are $10 per person, or $12 at the door. Visit childrens-museum.org
Freeze your tail off
Join the New Hampshire SPCA’s for its ninth annual Doggie Paddle Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Castle Great Island Common. The official plunge happens at noon. The event benefits the thousands of animals that will turn to the NHSPCA in need of warmth, nourishment, medical care and love this year. Registration is $35 for an adult plunger, $25 for youth under 18 and $15 for virtual plungers (who don’t want to dive in but still want to help). Visit nhspca.org
Paint without fear
Rollinsford artist Dawn Boyer will teach a one-day painting workshop, “Paint the Fear Out of Here,” on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Red & Shorty’s Studio (4 Paul St., Dover). The workshop, geared toward both beginner and experienced painters, will explore the foundational elements of painting, color, composition and value, as well as techniques to let go of self-doubt and express yourself freely. Participants will create a painting to take home. “In a way, [fear] is necessary for the creative process, but it can also paralyze us,” Boyer said in a press release. “I created this workshop to address that need … based on years of research on creativity, vulnerability and fear.” The cost is $150. Register at dawnboyer.com/classes-workshops or by calling 207-450-8016.
Learn to save lives
All are invited to PITA Hall in Newbury on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. to celebrate the installation of the new public access defibrillator (AED) and emergency phone on Plum Island. Find out more about where and how to access this life-saving device. There will be a brief demonstration of the equipment and opportunity for questions and discussion. Join us for this kickoff and to offer thanks to officials and donors who helped bring this emergency equipment to Plum Island. Refreshments will be served. This celebration will be followed by a free Heart-Saver/CPR class for attendees who would like to stay for in-depth education and training on how to respond to cardiac emergencies. The class will be conducted by Newbury Police and will last approximately 90 minutes. Contact email@example.com for more information.