Lifestyle Briefs: Somersworth association sponsoring Kids Koncerts

July 14. 2018 8:49PM

Somersworth association sponsoring Kids Koncerts

SOMERSWORTH - The Somersworth Festival Association is presenting a series of Kids Koncerts this summer at the Festival Pavilion at the Somersworth High School field.

The free events all begin at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The lineup includes:

July 18: Steve Blunt & Friends, a group that performs youth music.

July 25: Wild Life Encounters, which offers a chance to see and learn about exotic animals.

Aug. 1: Mr. Harley, who performs children's music.

Aug 8: Circus Minimus, a one-man show all in a suitcase.

Aug: 15: Trick Dick the Magician.

Families are welcome to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the entertainment. Food will be available for purchase.

In case of inclement weather, the shows will be held indoors at the Somerworth Middle School.

For more information, call 692-5869.

Scavenger/Discovery Walk open to MMRG members

WOLFEBORO - Moose Mountains Regional Greenways is sponsoring a Family Scavenger/Discovery Walk for members from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday on the Cotton Valley Rail Trail.

The event is part of MMRG's "MOOSE-ies for Families"program, which stands for Members Only Outdoor and Social Events for Families. The program was started to encourage children and their families to have fun together outdoors while learning about the natural world.

As the children walk along a short section of the trail, they'll listen to sounds and look for discoveries.

"As part of the activity, we'll suggest that families pause and listen carefully to the sounds of nature at different spots along the Rail Trail," said MMRG education coordinator Kari Lygren. "What do you hear? Any bird or insect sounds? We'll also make a few suggestions of things to look for. Do you see something purple? Can you find something that looks like the letter 'Z?' I bet the kids will amaze us with all that they discover."

Families are asked to bring a picnic supper for after the walk, when children also will share what they discovered.

The event is free for MMRG members, but preregistration is required. To register and for directions, call Lygren at 978-7125 or email For more information about the Cotton Valley Rail Trail, visit

Other "MOOSE-ies for Families" events coming up include: the 16th annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival on Aug. 11 in Milton Mills; a "Family Moonlight Walk" on Sept. 22 in Farmington; and a "Family Bonfire Storytime" in October at McKenzie's Farm in Milton.

MMRG membership costs $25 per household per year. If the fee is a financial burden, call executive director Patti Connaughton-Burns at 473-2020 about available scholarships.

MMRG, a nonprofit land trust, works to conserve and connect water resources, farm and forest lands, wildlife habitats, and recreational land in Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield and Wolfeboro. For more about the organization or "MOOSE-ies," go to


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