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Monday, August 25, 2008

Save the Date for Newmarket Festival

I just read about the Newmarket (NH) Heritage Festival taking place Sept. 19-21 and it sounds very cool. It's the 11th annual -- how come I've never heard of this before now? Anyway, what first attracted my attention was the kayak and boat tours on the Lamprey River.

They also have flyfishing workshops, a climbing wall, historic exhibits, and lots of multicultural entertainment of the singing and dancing kind. There's a Bavarian Band, a Latin Band that will host a Caribbean dance party, and a Canadian fiddler...all this in a small New England mill town!

I'm marking my calendar so that I don't miss the Extreme Air Jump Rope Demo and Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 20. I have a new fascination with and appreciation for jumping rope ever since I was challenged by my doctor to try it as a way to build bone density. Don't laugh -- (yes, everything jiggles). So far I'm only up to about two minutes per session, but I can definitely appreciate the stamina and skill it takes to keep the rope going. See you at the Festival!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if you made it to the Newmarket Festival? My husband (Bruce Cobb, fiddler) was one of the 'Strolling Musicians' and I went along to take pix. If you would like to see my pix (of the festival) they are posted at: http://jawsa.homestead.com/GLOBE3.html
I even got pix of the events you mentioned!
Evie

Lucie said...

We DID make it to the Newmarket Festival. Sorry I missed your husband, but thanks for sharing your photos. Unfortunately, I missed the jump rope exhibition. A highlight for us was the Lamprey River waterfront. We had never spent time here and found it very inviting. There are walkways and a nice little park. Another hidden gem in New Hampshire!