— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger New Hampshire. We hope you’ll join us!

— Coffee & Conversation is a community engagement program aimed at providing a space for open dialogue on topics that unite us. The first cup is free for members and their guests; just show your AARP membership card. Get the latest buzz about AARP happenings in the Seacoast, provide your input on a variety of topics, or simply stop by and chat with friends and neighbors. The next Coffee & Conversation event will take place on Friday, December 7, 2018 from …

— Candlelight Stroll, an annual holiday tradition at Strawbery Banke since 1979; showcases 350 years of seasonal and holiday traditions against the backdrop of the Museum’s furnished historic houses. On these weekend evenings, the Museum grounds glow with hundreds of lighted candle lanterns, the houses are adorned with thousands of handmade decorations crafted from live greens and dried flowers and herbs collected from the Museum gardens, and the air is filled with the sound of holiday music and scent of woodsmoke …

— Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the fall dates for 2018’s “Walk for your Health” program. This walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the fresh air, exercise and meet new friends! The fall series will run through Monday, November 12, with walks taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 AM at a variety of locations. AARP will be present at the first walk of each month, handing out …

— You’ll be saying “Humbug” too if you miss Scrooge and Tiny Tim in this holiday classic. The Palace Theatre  tradition continues with Charles Dickens’ classic story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim.  And AARP members and their guests receive a $10 per Adult ticket discount.  The discounted performances of A Christmas Carol will be held November 30 through December 23 at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester.  Performances will be held at both 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Known …

— Don’t miss this holiday tradition with the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater, accompanied by a live orchestra led by Grammy Award-winning conductor, John McLaughlin Williams! The Nutcracker comes to town Friday, November 23 through Sunday, November 25 and AARP members and their guests receive a $10 per adult ticket discount.  The discounted performances will be held at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street  in downtown Manchester.  Performances will be held at various times:  11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 …

— Elf the Musical is a hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bags of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This holiday story is sure to …

— Looking for entertainment at a bargain price? A show at the Palace Theatre may be just the ticket. AARP members and their guests get $10 off adult seats for select shows between now and June 2019—and the lineup has something for everyone. This month join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table for Spamalot, the hilarious musical based on the 1975 cult film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Thanksgiving weekend features The Nutcracker, followed by another holiday …

— The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Featuring all your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph himself, the production teaches us what makes you different can be what makes you special. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be held at the Capitol Center for Arts located at 44 S Main Street in Concord, NH …

—   So many events, so little time…but you’ll want to make time for all the wonderful events happening at the NH Audubon McLane Center this fall! Here’s the line-up of what’s happening and RSVP information: Wings of the Night Friday, October 26, 2018.  10:30 to 11:30 am New Hampshire Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Rd., Concord Cost for AARP member and one guest: $10 per person Preregistration is not required. Winged creatures of the night have captured human imaginations in fear, …

— Well, it’s time to put summer behind us and shift gears to fall and winter activities!  AARP is offering several learning opportunities in collaboration with the Center for Health Promotion this October and November. So, whether you’re looking to shake up your meal planning routine, practice mindfulness, spice things up a bit, or learning about the benefits of journaling, you won’t want to miss the fun! The line-up of events and RSVP information follows: A Taste of Mindfulness Wednesday, October 24, 2018.  …