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NH Calendar
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JULY 6-AUG. 10: PLYMOUTH, New Hampshire Music Festival: “Beethoven–A Season of Triumph.” Emerging young conductors, guest artists, and an award-winning orchestra highlight this three-part chamber, classic, and pops series, all at Silver Center for the Arts. Visit the Web site for a full schedule. 603-279-3300; nhmf.org

JULY 9: NEWBURY, Boston Meets Newbury: A Musical Evening with the New England Brass Consort. Mount Sunapee Resort kicks off the town’s Old Home Day (July 10) celebration with five musicians from four of New England’s finest groups: the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra. 603-763-3461; centermeetinghouse.org

JULY 17: EXETER, American Independence Festival. Join the American Independence Museum in celebration of America’s freedom and the institution’s 20th anniversary with troop encampments, a Revolutionary battle re-enactment, traditional artisans’ displays, and a showing of New Hampshire’s original 1776 copy of the Declaration of Independence, discovered hidden under attic floorboards in 1985. 603-772-2622; independencemuseum.org

JULY 25: NEW LONDON, Country Antiques Auction. Experience an old-time auction at the New London Historical Society. Treasured items of all values, from estates and collections both large and small, will be up for bidding. 603-526-6564; newlondonhistoricalsociety.org

JULY 30-AUG. 8: FREEDOM, “Set Sail to Freedom” Old Home Week. Enjoy family-oriented events over 10 full days: parade, land and water sports, 5K road race, “Kids’ Fun Run,” and more. 603-539-7758; freedomoldhomeweek.com

AUG. 7: RINDGE, Rindge Summer Craft Fair. Sponsored by the Rindge Woman’s Club and held on the picturesque Meeting House Lawn, the event’s offerings include quilts, woodworking, jewelry, photography, candles, soaps, pottery, refreshments, and more. 603-899-5052; rindgewomansclub.org

AUG. 8: SUNAPEE, Love Your Lakes Day & Antique Boat Parade. View restored classic vessels in Sunapee Harbor, plus educational and entertaining activities and exhibits designed for families and boat lovers. 603-763-2210; lakesunapee.org

AUG. 14: SWANZEY, Richmond Blueberry Fiddle Festival. Step into the past with an old-fashioned family folk celebration at the Cheshire Fairgrounds. Enjoy blueberries, live music, and food; browse craft vendors; participate in an original New England melodrama; and join a family contra dance. 603-239-6495; blueberryfiddlefestival.com

AUG. 20-21: CONCORD, “This Place Is a Zoo” Flower Show. Back for the first time in 15 years, this event at the New Hampshire Audubon Center will offer displays based on a variety of animals from around the world. Plus floral arrangements by top designers, “Building Green,” and youth and New Hampshire Orchid Society exhibits. 603-399-4453; NHFGC.org

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