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THURSDAY 4/16, 6pm
Revival Restaurant, BEER PAIRING DINNER (Call restaurant for reservations) $75 multicourse meal. For each meal $25 will be donated to the Coalition.
FRIDAY 4/17, 12-4pm,
PRE-PARTY at Revelstoke Coffee
Lithermans by the pint via In The Mixx beverage catering, with pastries designed to pair with the beer.
FRIDAY 4/17, 4-8pm
RELEASE PARTY at Lithermans. Dos Amigos pop-up restaurant, The Cannoli Stop pop up dessert bar with ‘I Will survive’ beer filling. 4pm - 8pm.
5-6:30 “Andrew North and the Rangers” from Concord perform. 6:30-8 Nate Cozzolino from Providence performs.
Silent auction, 50/50 raffle, NH Wolves Hurling demo and more!
MUSICAL AFTER PARTY at Area 23
12-5pm -open mic
5-6pm - ‘Jam Tomorrow’ (Mark Vadnais and MHP)
6-8pm, Nate Cozzolino
Lithermans donation drink promos and silent auction.
SUNDAY 4/19, 6-9pm
COMEDY SHOW at Area 23
Wrap up the weekend with NH's funniest ladies of comedy.
Benefit for The NH Collaborative Human Trafficking Task Force and the Freedom Cafe
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:30 PM
Location: The Music Hall Historic Theater, Portsmouth NH
About: Featuring a performance by The American Vinyl All-Star Band, whose members helped to create the classic songs you know and love from such bands as Steely Dan, The Wailers, James Brown Band, Doobie Brothers, Boston, and more. For one night only, legendary guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers), Barry Goudreau (formerly of Boston), Leroy Romans (The Wailers), Robert “Mousey” Thompson (James Brown Band), lead singer Danny Beissel (Featherborn) and bassist Tim Archibald (RTZ and Peter Wolf Band) will be on stage jammin’ and singing out against human trafficking.The concert is being presented by Sweaty Turtle Entertainment and will feature both a silent and live auction, raffle, and an opportunity to spend some time with the legends themselves during a meet-and-greet before the show. So, won’t you help to sing?
Crisis Center: SHARPP
Date: Wednesday, April 4th at 7PM
Location: The Freedom Cafe in Durham, NH
About: Join SHARPP for an exciting night at the Freedom Café for: “Perform for Freedom” featuring Desireé Dallagiacomo. Desireé Dallagiacomo is an award winning poet, performer, & educator. She is the program director & artist director for Forward Arts in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Desireé Dallagiacomo ranked 3rd at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam, 3rd at the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. She has traveled the country teaching and performing poetry. She has been a guest instructor at dozens of universities, including Dartmouth, Vanderbilt, and Columbia University. Her work has been featured on various sites including Upworthy, Huffington Post and Everyday Feminism.
Crisis Center: WISE
Date: Wednesday, April 4th at 7:30PM
Location: Lebanon Opera House
About: Unedited Voices is a bi-annual event held at the Lebanon Opera House. It is a theatrical presentation with Upper Valley community members sharing real experiences of domestic and sexual violence through reading, dance and song. Directed by Broadway professional Kathe Mull and featuring local music and dance groups. This is a powerful evening of transformation. All community members are welcome. Together we can end gender-based violence. This event is free to all and donations are kindly accepted.
Crisis Center: SHARPP
Date: Friday, April 6th at 8PM
Location: MUB Entertainment Center
About: The 1BlueString at UNH is a campaign that asks guitarists to replace one of their six strings with a blue string to symbolize and support the 1 in 6 men who have been sexually abused in childhood. We invite you to help SHARPP get the message out here at UNH! The goal is to build a community of encouragement and hope for men and their loved ones, partners, family and friends. Check out our 1BlueString table at the next GRIND and get a string!
Crisis Center: Starting Point
Dates: April 17, April 30 and May 29
Join Starting Point for one of 3 special events this Spring.
4/17: Speaking our Peace
The weekend will be dedicated to the theme ‘Speaking Our Peace’ where you will learn in a series of workshops the universal truths for genuine communication, how to dig deep for authentic feelings and needs and to embrace the power of empathetic giving through listening so that you can weave these practiced skills into the enchanted fabric of storytelling to empower and give comfort to those in your own community – Speaking Our Peace
4/30: One Book One Cause - Know My Name, by Chanel Miller
'One Book One Cause' is a book discussion group sponsored by Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence. "Know My Name" is Chanel Miller's memoir as the Emily Doe in the Brock Turner sexual assault case, her journey through the court system as a nameless entity and her reclaiming of her name and her life. Unblinkingly precise in her naming the pain and inspiring in her reclaiming her name! An important book in the field of victim advocacy.
We hope you have the chance to read the book but it is not necessary for joining the discussion. Books are available at White Birch Books.
Light refreshments and wine served. Limited seating so please call ahead to Starting Point 447-2494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
May 29 - Boots and Bling
Boots 'N Bling will be celebrating its 10th anniversary!!
Great things come from this incredible event - from the celebration of the good work of Starting Point over the years to the collective promise and support of our attendees to continue the work together to reduce the incidence of violence in our community.
Join us May 29th at the Wentworth Inn in Jackson!
Let's make it the best one yet. All we need is YOU!
Crisis Center: SHARPP
Date: Monday, April 9th from 6PM-8PM
Location: Huddleston Ballroom
About: Monday, April 9th, we will host a celebratory networking event for all former advocates and educators in honor of our 30th anniversary. We will be providing a dinner buffet and beverages. Please contact Amy Culp at email@example.com if you are interested in attending.
Date: Tuesday, April 10th at 6:30PM
Location: CIC Boston,v50 Milk Street, Lighthouse Room, 20th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
About: Join Boston Globe Spotlight Team journalist Sacha Pfeiffer and panelists Jenn Abelson, Jaclyn Friedman, Chessy Prout, and Ben Atherton-Zeman in a discussion about tactics for talking to your kids about consent.
Date: Wednesday, April 11th at 5:30M
Location: UNH School of Law, Concord, NH
About: Please join the NH Attorney General's Office, the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Victims, Inc., for a panel discussion about Marsy's Law and the exciting work being done to provide basic rights and protections to the most vulnerable in NH. The discussion will be moderated by Lyn Schollett, Executive Director of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and panelists include: Governor Christopher T. Sununu; NH Attorney General Gordon MacDonald; Senator Donna Soucy; Lynda Ruel. Director of the Office of Victim/Witness Assistance; Chief Andrew Shagoury, Tuftonboro Police Department; Strafford County Attorney Tom Velardi; Meg Kennedy Dugan, Executive Director of Voices Against Violence; and, Bob Marriott, crime victim.
For more information, please click HERE.
Crisis Center: SHARPP
Date: Wednesday, April 11th at 7PM
Location: MUB Strafford Room
About: “Rape Culture” has become a critical issue for communities across the nation. Harding, author of Asking For It, tackles this topic with practical ideas about eliminating sexual assault. Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. In Asking for It, Harding combines in-depth research with an in-your-face voice to make the case that twenty-first-century America supports rapists more effectively than victims.
Date: Thursday, April 12th all day
Location: Lilac Mall
About: VICTIMS, INC. will be at Lilac Mall collecting squares for its 20th quilt. The squares that make up these quilts are made by family and friends of people who have died tragically. These squares are cross stitched, embroidered, photographs, poems, paintings, and quilted. If you wish to have a square on the 20th quilt, please stop by Lilac Mall with your square. If you know someone who should be remembered on a quilt, please contact VICTIMS, INC. at 603-335-7777 and arrangements will be made to send you a piece of muslin with a twelve inch square outlined. Work must be completed within the 12 inch square. VICTIMS, INC. asks that the person's name, date of birth, and date of death are on the square.
Crisis Center: Support Center at Burch House
Date: Thursday, April 12th from 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Root to Bloom Yoga Studio in Littleton, NH
About: Root to Bloom Yoga Studio will be offering a donation based yoga class in partnership with Support Center.
Crisis Center: Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire
Date: Thursday, April 12th from 6-9PM
Location: McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center
About: Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire is celebrating it’s 40th year of service with a live band, appetizers, a cash bar, Whiskey/Bourbon tasting by Horizons, photo booth fun, a wine pull, a live auction, star gazing (weather permitting) and BOH new room designs. Come join the Crisis Center of Central NH to celebrate 40 years! Tickets are $40.
Crisis Center: Haven
Date: Friday, April 13 at 7:30AM
Location: The Oaks, 100, Somersworth, NH
About: Everyone has heard about the #metoo campaign but have we thought about #themtoo? How is sexual harassment affecting our kids? More than 80% of students report that they have experienced sexual harassment at least once in their school career. – AAUW (American Association of University Women). Join HAVEN educators as they share what they are hearing from local students about sexual harassment in their schools. Then learn about what our educators are doing in schools to prevent Sexual Harassment and Bullying, and discuss what we can all do as a community to support our youth around this important issue.
Crisis Center: SHARPP
Date: Monday, April 16th at 6PM
Location: McConnell 240
About: Join us for the final series screening of the year. SHARPP & Justice Studies have partnered to present this discussion series to examine both the realities and fictions of the show. Episodes are presented for specific topics of discussion and will be facilitated by staff & faculty members.
Crisis Center: Response
Date: Wednesday April 18th at 6PM
Location: White Mountains Community College at Berlin Library
About: Join Response and White Mountains Community College at Berlin for a viewing of The Hunting Group followed by a panel discussion.
Crisis Center: New Beginnings
Date: Thursday, April 19th at 6PM
Location: LRCC Academic Commons (CAT/Health Science Room 236)
About: Lakes Region Community College and New Beginnings are hosting a screening of The Hunting Ground, an exposé of rape culture on college campuses, Thursday, April 19th. The event will be held in the LRCC Academic Commons (CAT/Health Science Building, Room 236) and open to the community. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the film will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by a panel discussion. The panel will be focusing on resources for survivors of sexual violence as well as ways that we can each contribute to a safer community, free of violence and abuse.
Crisis Center: MCVP
Date: Saturday, May 2, 6pm - 9pm
Location: Mon Amie Fine Jewelry, Keene
Please save the date for an evening of CC&D Kitchen’s
famous hors d’oeuvres, libations, jazz, jewelry and FUNdraising.
Cocktail attire requested. All proceeds to benefit MCVP!
Ticket sales will begin soon, so follow our Facebook page
and be the first to know when tickets go live!
Crisis Center: Turning Points Network
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Location: Claremont Middle School
About: Join Turning Points Network for their annual 5K event
8:30 -9:45 a.m. Sign-in for all participants and last-minute donations
9:45 a.m. Pre-Event Rally
10:00 a.m. Walk/run begins and ends at the Claremont Middle School
11:15 a.m. Refreshments and Post-Event Rally
Learn more: TPN Steppin Up