Exeter Arts & Music Fest May 18
The 3rd Annual Exeter Arts & Music Fest returns to downtown Exeter this Saturday with live music, artist vendors, local food and kids’ activities. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The vendors and activities will be taking place in Swasey Parkway, with additional live music throughout the day and early evening on the bandstand located in the center of town. The festival has grown each year and features over 35 artists of all ages and genres, ten different food vendors, and over 15 original music acts, providing a little something for everyone with a focus on local and regional talent. Suggested donation is $10 per person; $20 per family. Advance tickets available at www.teamexeter.com, where you can see the full schedule of events and activities.
Seacoast Sessions features Cosy Sheridan
New Hampshire Theatre Project’s Seacoast Sessions series concludes with songwriter and guitarist Cosy Sheridan, joined by Kent Allyn and Charlie Koch, this Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. The discussion and concert takes place at WEST, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $20 and are available at nhtheatreproject.org. For more information, call (603) 431-6644 ext. 5 or email email@example.com.
Granite State Choral Society concerts May 18 and 19
The Granite State Choral Society will join with the Nashua Choral Society to present Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor this weekend. The joint choir of approximately 90 voices will be accompanied by Symphony NH. Under the direction of guest conductor, Anne Watson Born, this program will feature soloists Erin M. Smith, soprano; Emily Jaworski, mezzo-soprano; Nick DeFrancesco, tenor; and Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass. The concerts are 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18 and 3 p.m., Sunday, May 19 at the First United Methodist Church, 34 South Main St., Rochester. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door; student admission with ID verification is $10. Tickets may be purchased at the First United Methodist Church, from any GSCS member, or online at gschoralsociety.org.
Master Gardeners plant sale May 19
The UNH Cooperative Extension Strafford County Master Gardeners Association annual plant sale will take place on Sunday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Durham Town Hall parking lot, 8 Newmarket Road (Route 108). A large variety of perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and trees will be available to the public at discounted prices. Master gardeners will also be available to answer your gardening and planting questions. For more information, visit scmga.wordpress.com.
My Big Fat Greek Rummage Sale May 18
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church will host its 13th Annual My Big Fat Greek Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 18th at the Jarvis Center at the church at 40 Andrew Jarvis Drive next to Portsmouth High School. The sale will run from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Each year more than 50families donate items for the sale. There is always a huge collection of household goods, books, furniture, children’s items including toys, games, bikes, clothing, some adult clothing, handbags, and so much more. There’ll also be Greek pastries for sale. For more information, text or call (603) 738-7400.