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10 things to do in NH this weekend: Squam Lakes Winterfest, live music & more

 People stand on an icy lake as the sun rises.
Rockywold Deephaven Camps
February means it's Winterfest season — and ice harvesting season — on Squam lake.

There's a musical offering for everyone in New Hampshire this weekend, from Mahler's Resurrection Symphony at Plymouth State to a Valentine Swing Dance in Keene.

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For even more events, visit NHPR's community calendar. And don't forget to check the New Hampshire forecast before you head out.

Family Scavenger Hunt: Feb 16, 2024 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Nashua Historical Society.
Nashua Historical Society

  • Lecture: “The Work Of Artist Kwame Brathwaite” on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m at the Hood Museum of Art on the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover. More info.
  • Family Friday Scavenger Hunt on Friday, Feb. 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nashua Historical Society. More info.
  • Seacoast Beer Week from Friday, Feb. 16 through Saturday, Feb. 24 at various locations on the Seacoast. More info.
  • 2024 Winterfest on Saturday, Feb. 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Squam Lakes Association in Holderness. More info.
  • Keene Jazz Orchestra Valentine Swing Dance on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Keene Best Western. More info.
  • Sidney Poitier Tribute: “In The Heat of the Night” and “Lilies of the Field” on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. at The Park Theatre in Jaffrey. More info.

  • 100th Birthday Celebration: The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre in Keene. More info.
  • Mahler's Resurrection Symphony at Plymouth State University on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. More info.
  • “Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert” on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. More info.
Zoey Knox is NHPR's newsroom engagement producer. She has spent most of her radio years at college radio stations in Madison, WI (WSUM) and Seattle, WA (KXSU).
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