Out of Range calendar: Fight invasive species; take the family ‘ponding’

July 05. 2018 9:29AM

July 8: Military Fort Visitor Center opens for the summer, 10 a.m., Fort Stark State Historic Site, 211 Wild Rose Lane, New Castle. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. ID: 7251799.

July 9: Volunteer Trail Work Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., meet at Squam Lakes Association, 534 US Route 3, Holderness. Focus will be on clearing waterbars, removing blowdowns, clearing branches. Free. ID: 7237369.

July 9: Invasive Species Removal Work Day. Join Master Gardener Liz Stevens to learn how to identify and remove invasive plant species. We will begin each session with a brief introduction to an invasive species and then go out onto the Science Center grounds to learn and practice techniques for removing that species from an area, 9:30 a.m., Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road, Holderness. No charge, but reservations are required. ID: 7242356.

July 10: Red Barn Speaker Series: Rick Van de Poll, “Are We Losing our Newfound Beaches, 7 p.m., Meadow Wind B&B, 41 N. Shore Road, Hebron. $5-$7. ID: 7210998.

July 11: Pollinator Party. A celebration of the life and work of bees and butterflies, and caterpillars, 9:30 a.m., Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road, Holderness. Pollinator Party activities (excluding Caterpillar Lab) are included w/ trail admission. Last trail admission 3:30 p.m. ID: 7242360.

July 11: Summer Polliwogs Program - Under a Log. Many critters live on the forest floor under rotting logs - salamanders, worms, and all kinds of cool insects. Roll some logs and check it out, 10:30 a.m., Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia. $10. Each program includes a walk, story, craft and time in our natural Playscape. ID: 7253512.

July 11: Nature Play Time for ages 2 and 3. Using our five senses, we will investigate our surroundings in fields, forests, ponds, and streams. Please dress for the weather with clothes that can get wet and muddy, 11 a.m., Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road, Holderness. $5/member child; $7/non-member child. An adult must participate with each child. ID: 7242363.

July 12: “Spread Your Wings” Days. Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom open for discovery time and unstructured play, 9 a.m., Petals in the Pines, 126 Baptist Road, Canterbury. $10 per adult and 1 child, $5 for each additional child, infants free. Maximum $20/family. ID: 7218825.

July 12: Family Adventures: Ponding. Join Fishways staff to hike, stomp, dig, climb, splash, search for critters and more as we discover some of the local natural gems of the Merrimack River watershed, 9:30 a.m., Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center, 4 Fletcher St., Manchester. Cost: $10 per family. ID: 7253948.

July 12: Tree ID. Bark, leaves/needles, location, and shape can all be used to help identify tree species. Learn how to identify trees and pick up some interesting facts about current and historical uses for different species, 2 p.m., NH Audubon's Newfound Center, 290 N. Shore Road, Hebron. Suitable for all ages. $5-$7. Information: 744-3516. ID: 7245800.

July 12: Hillsboro Balloon Fest & Fair. Hot air balloons, entertainment, crafts, food, and, vendors, amusement rides, lawn tractor pull, 5K road race, and a beer tent featuring Harpoon craft beer, 6 p.m., Grimes Field, 29 Preston St., Hillsboro. Free admission with a $10 parking fee per carload. ID: 7163276.

July 13: Guided Paddle: Newfound Water Trail. Choose from a canoe, single/double kayak, or paddleboard. Visit as many stops as time allows and learn about the geology and ecology of Newfound Lake, 2 p.m., NH Audubon's Newfound Center, 290 N. Shore Road, Hebron. $30 Member/ $35 Non-member. ID: 7210967.

July 14: Yoga at Dorrs Pond, 8 a.m., Livingston Park, 156 Hooksett Road, Manchester. $12-$60. ID: 7090521.

July 14: Creating an Herbal First Aid Kit for Adults, 10 a.m., Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia. Led by Master Herbalist Melissa Morrison of Dragonfly Botanicals, students will learn how to identify herb medicine plants of the fields and forest; how to harvest and use the herbs in preparations for pleasure and medicine. $24-$40. ID: 7254422.

July 14: Beautiful Bugs family program, 11 a.m., Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center, 4 Fletcher St., Manchester. Donation of $5 per family encouraged. ID: 7253606.

July 15: Yoga in the Vineyard, 11 a.m., LaBelle Winery, 345 Route 101, Amherst. $15 session or $20 Session with Wine Tasting. Bring water and a yoga mat. ID: 7215073.


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