Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 10/11/18

ONE: Hayrides, a pig roast, delicious barbecue, horse demonstrations, a tent from Ipswich Ale and live music by Jimmy Connor: it’s all happening at the Harvest Hoedown to raise money for Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

TWO: Jupiter Hall in Manchester, N.H., will host the exhibit “Just Your Type,” featuring typewriter photography from around the city by Brenda Noiseux, starting Thursday through Oct. 25. Working typewriters, available for Hall visitors to try out, will accompany the photos.

THREE: Northern Essex Community College’s Topnotch Players will present Aaron Posner’s “Stupid Fucking Bird” on Thursday at 4 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Co-directed by Brianne Beatrice, NECC theater professor and advisor to the Topnotch Players, and NECC student Sarah Durning, the play portrays an aspiring young director who rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation.

TWO: Typewriters are the subject of a new exhibit at Manchester, N.H.’s Jupiter Hall this weekend.

FOUR: The first concert of Middlesex Community College’s 2018 free fall concert series, “A Celebration: Honoring the City of Lowell Through Music,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday. This special concert will feature Middlesex music faculty and guests performing a program focused on – and inspired by – Lowell, to inaugurate the new Recital Hall on the Lowell campus.

FIVE: Join Nevins Memorial Library on Saturday, Methuen Day, for Methuen’s Magical History Tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This self-guided tour of Methuen’s past includes a map and brochure that will guide you through the heart of downtown, over the Spicket River, up to the Searles Building and back.

SIX: Mill City Grows will host their 7th Annual Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, at Lowell’s North Common Park in the Acre neighborhood. Up to 20 local organizations will participate as activity partners during the festival, providing families with hands-on educational activities and, of course, plenty of food.

FOUR: Methuen’s Magical History Tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This self-guided tour of Methuen’s past includes a map and brochure that will guide you through the heart of downtown, over the Spicket River, up to the Searles Building and back.

SEVEN: City Arts Nashua’s 14th Annual ArtWalk will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. A celebration of the arts and culture in southern New Hampshire, ArtWalk brings artists to downtown Nashua to share, sell and show their works inside and outside the area’s many businesses.

EIGHT: On Sunday, the Windham Concert Band will perform an Exchange Concert with guests the Nashoba Valley Concert Band from Shirley, Mass. The event, featuring a selection of classic tunes – from Gershwin to Grundman – fitting the season, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Parish Church in Derry, N.H.

Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar!

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