Activities and Events Detail Information

Thursday - April 20

Raymond Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Installation Dinner - Raymond
Join us for the Raymond Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Installation Dinner on Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 PM at Strikers East. Tickets are $40 purchased at the Chamber office and Peoples United Bank and $45 at the door, per person. This is a great networking event to catch up with all the other local businesses and the owners. There will be door prizes, raffles and a 50/50 cash raffle. Please RSVP to so that we have a head count.

Saturday - April 22

40th Lamprey River Canoe & Kayak Race - Epping
Join us for the 40th running of the Lamprey River Canoe & Kayak Race at Mary Blair Park off route 27 across from Mill Pond Rd and is 7.3 miles. Registration begins at 8 AM with the race beginning at 9 AM. There are 3 categories: Male Solo, Female Solo and the 2/3-person Canoe. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 finishers in each category. Funds raised from the event are used to help htose in the community in need of vision or hearing care. Sponsored by the Epping Lions Club.

Annual Kids Fishing Derby - Epping
The Derby begins at 8 AM on Saturday April 22 at the Conservation Pond on Towle Rd in Epping and is open to all children 12 years and younger. Bait will be provided. No artificial bait or lures are allowed. Children must bring ther own fishing rods. A parent or adult must be present for safety reasons. For more information call Tim Acerno at (603) 496-2687 and leave a message.

Rabies Clinic - Brentwood
Brentwood Animal Control and Brentwood Fire Dept. will hold its annual Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 22, from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Brentwood Fire Station, 419 Middle Rd, corner of Rte 125. Rabies shots cost $12.00 per pet. The Rabies Clinic is open to the public, regardless of residency. The clinic is hels with the cooperation of Edgefield Veterinary Hosptical of Hampstead, NH. Questions call Brentwood Police Dept at (603) 642-8817.

Friday - April 28

Last Day to Signup for 4-H Junior Rifle and Archery Program - Chester
The 4-H Junior Rifle and Archery program teaches kids from 8 to 18 safe archery and firearm handling. Training signup has started and continues until the end of April. Contact Dale Carney at 603-244-2527 and leave a message or email All 4-H instructors are certified through 4-H and the programs can be seen at the UNH Cooperative extension website.

Saturday - April 29

Fight Cancer 5K/10K Road Race - Raymond
Saturday, April 29 at 9 AM to 1 PM at the Raymond Town Common, Raymond, NH. Come join us as we celebrate our 5 year anniversary run to raise funds to support our Hope Bags. Register by April 15 Register HERE to get a T-shirt. Wet Paint will be doing face painting. DJ Jason Whitney will be playing the event and during the after party.

Tuesday - May 2

The Raymond Democrats Meeting - Raymond
Join The Raymond Democrats on Tuesday at 7 PM, every first Tuesday of each month, at the Tucker Lodge, Main Street, Raymond. Join us to hear candidate for state rep Tom St.Martin speak on May 2nd.

Saturday - May 6

On The Wing Birds of Prey Presentation - Raymond
Local bird rehabilitator Jane Kelly will be bringing 5 educational birds of prey to the IHG Middle School on Saturday May 6 at 10 am. Come see them up close and learn about these very interesting birds. Open to the public FREE of Charge. Donations will be accepted to benefit On The Wing. Sponsored by the Raymond Conservation Commission and Raymond Area News.

Fairy House Village - Raymond
Join the Raymond Historical Society from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Raymond Depot downtown Raymond. Fairies, Gnomes, Wisps and Trolls. Visit Fairy Village, have your face painted, listen to stories, enjoy snacks and see local artisans at work. There will be raffles and llucky winners will brin ghome their own Fairy House. For more information call Kathy MacDonald at 603-895-6706.

Thursday - May 11

On The Wing Birds of Prey Presentation - Raymond
Local bird rehabilitator Jane Kelly will be bringing a variety of live raptor educational birds of prey including hawks, owls and others on Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 pm to the Raymond Baptist Church, 145 Route 27. Jane will explain how On the Wing locates raptors that need rehabilitation, the rehabilitation process, the life cycles of theses magnificent birds including how they hunt and survive. Seating is limited so call 603-895-2859 to make reservations. Open to the public FREE of Charge. Donations will be accepted to benefit On The Wing. Sponsored by the Outdoor Club of Raymond Baptist Church.

Saturday - May 20

Drag n' Fly family 5K - Deerfield
The 7th Annual Deerfield Cooperative Preschool Drag-N-Fly 5K Road race will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Deerfield Old Town Hall, 10 Church Street, Deerfield, NH. If you want a T-shirt you must register by April 29. 5K Adults (15 years and older): $22.00, 5K Youth (14 years and under): $10.00, 5K Child (5 years and under): FREE , Child T-Shirts Available for $10.00 .To register click on REGISTER HERE. Kids Fun Run: FREE (no registration needed). Raffle event to be held on site.

Car and Motorcycle Show - Epping
Saturday May 20 from 10 AM to 2 PM at American Legion R.A.Mitchell Post 51, 232 Calef Highway (Rt 125), Epping, NH. Rain Date: Sunday May 21. No registration fee, Its FREE ! Three award categories for cars, one award category for motorcycles. Food and refreshments for sale during event.

Catamount Women's Group Plant Sale - Epsom
The plant sale will be held Saturday, May 20th at 9am and feature many of your favorite varieties of plants and some unique varieties to add character and spice to your yard. The plant sale will be located on Route 4 in Epsom, NH in front of Christie's Antiques & Gifts at 1740 Dover Road, Epsom, NH. We look forward to seeing you there!
Donations Needed !! Excited to start doing Spring clean-up in your garden? Going to be separating your perennials? Have extra starters of veggies? We are always accepting donations of any perennials, herbs or annuals for the sale. Please email us ( . Pick up can usually be arranged.

Saturday - June 3

The Rockingham Herb Society Annual Plant Sale - Chester
The Society will hold its 27th Annual Plant Sale to fund donations and programs for its meetings on the first Saturday of June at Stevens Hall. New Members are always welcome.The Rockingham Herb Society just recently donated to Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH and the Audubon Society in Auburn, NH a generous amount. The Herb Society is made up of surrounding town members and meets at Stevens Hall, 1 Chester St., Chester, NH, the first Thurs. of every month at 7pm. For more information call Beatrice Bartley at 479-3530.

Tuesday - May 2

The Raymond Democrats Meeting - Raymond
Join The Raymond Democrats on Tuesday at 7 PM, every first Tuesday of each month, at the Tucker Lodge, Main Street, Raymond. Join us to hear gubernatorial candidate Steve Marchand speak.

Saturday - June 24

Spring Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Hero Pups - Raymond
The event is our 1st Annual Spring Ride to benefit Hero Pups - Therapy Dogs for Veterans and First Responders put on by the American Legion Riders Post 90 Raymond,NH. Date is Saturday June 24th, 201. Registration starts at 9 AM with Kick Stands up at 10:30am. This is a rain or shine ride. Cost is $15.00 per rider and $10.00 per passenger. There will be various raffles and a 50/50. Ride is open to the public. Meal is included in the registration fee. Ride will start and end at 32 Harriman Hill Rd Raymond, NH. If anyone would like additional information they can call Shawn Simoneau the American Legion Rider Director at (603) 396-0764 or email: or Bambi Goodwin American Legion Rider Secretary at (603) 973-3765 or email:

Saturday - August 19

Raymond Historical Society Pancake Breakfast - Raymond
Join us at the Raymond Depot for the Annual Pancake Breakfast that will begin at 7 am and run until 11 am. Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Plain or Red, White and Blue Pancakes with Sausage, Juice, Coffee and Tea all for only $6 for Adults and $4 for Children. Hosted by the Raymond Historical Society.












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