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25 Things to Do this Spring

An oldie but goodie updated for 2015: 25 things to do this spring.

  1. Enjoy Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon at the Center at Eastman in Grantham
  2. Set the clocks back an hour, and check the batteries in your fire detectors as well
  3. Learn to square dance with the Bradford Country Squares on Thursday night
  4. Put on a green shirt and head over to Salt hill Pub in Newport for a celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day
  5. If you can still feel the cold of winter in your bones, try a hot stone massage at a local spa
  6. Warm days and cold nights bring the sweet delight of maple syrup. Go to and find the sugar shack nearest you
  7. Need some gardening tips? The Fells in Newbury offers horticultural classes in March
  8. Now that the Easter chocolate is gone, maybe it’s time to join a gym or check out sporting opportunities at the local rec department
  9. Earth Day provides the perfect opportunity to pick up the trash along the sides of our country roads
  10. When will the ice on the lake melt? Take a guess in one of the area’s ice-out contests
  11. It’s Cinco de Mayo! Head over to Revolution Cantina in Claremont and raise a taco in salute
  12. Welcome spring in Warner at the Annual Spring Arts Festival in mid-May
  13. Show Mom how much she really means to you
  14. Get out the bug spray and hit the greens at the Black Fly Open, sponsored by the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce
  15. Change the snow tires on your car. Vacuum out all the sand and salt, and take a spin through a car wash, too
  16. Bring your children (or grandchildren) to a town-sponsored Easter egg hunt
  17. Find your sandals at the back of the closet and schedule a pedicure
  18. Help a local snowmobile club maintain the trails used by skiers, hikers, horseback riders and ATV enthusiasts
  19. Check the propane tank on the grill. You don’t want the first outdoor steak of the season well done on one side and raw on the other
  20. Grab your friends and attend the first annual Zing into Spring! event in New London in on March 31
  21. Donate all the books you read this winter to your local library. They can add the books to their collection or sell them at used book sales
  22. Now that the roads are clear, go for a drive. Tour a town in the Kearsarge area to see what’s new
  23. Listen to beautiful music by the Kearsarge Chorale in early May
  24. Be creative with marshmallow peeps at the annual Library Arts Center contest
  25. Sign up for a moonlight ski (or snowshoe) with one of the area’s rec departments

Zing into Spring!

We are getting super excited about our first annual Zing into Spring event! This month we’re getting the Chinese auction raffle items in order, and the list is looking spectacular:

  • Gift certificate to a belly dancing class at Raq-on Dance
  • 5-class yoga pass to Namaste Newport
  • One private dance lesson with The Newport Ballroom
  • Travel set from Honestly Simple Soaps
  • Framed watercolor print by Leave It to Leslie
  • Gift certificate to Switchback Consignment
  • Mini tote and gift certificate to Totes with Tales
  • Gift basket from Avon
  • Cosmetic bag set (medium and large) from Sew There!
  • 6 tickets (3 sets of 2 tickets) to NNE Rep’s spring production of “Educating Rita”, opening May 1.
  • Fiber Art by Susan daisy pin
  • Kearsarge Magazine‘s “Take Care of You” kit: book, blanket, candles, gift certificates, soaps, chocolates, and other editor favorites!
  • Kid Stuff “Kid Fun” kit: Books, toys and other fun things for boys and girls!

So mark your calendar: Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brave the weather (hopefully winter will be on its way out) and join us at the Lake Sunapee Country Club on 289 Country Club Lane in New London, N.H. Buy tickets early at