UNH Division of Continuing Education

UNH Department of Theatre and Dance

UNH Little Red Wagon


Summer Activities and Programs at UNH

By Michelle Gregoire
UNH News Bureau

DURHAM -- If you're wondering what to do with some free time this summer, consider some of the activities and programs sponsored by the University of New Hampshire.

For Adults:

Continuing Education: The following are some of the newer noncredit courses and a few of the traditional favorites. For information, call the Division of Continuing Education, 862-2069, or go to Web site www.learn.unh.edu.

Thursdays, June 1-July 6: Upholstery Workshop for Beginners. Bring a small chair or ottoman to work on. 6:10-9:10 p.m.

Thursdays, June 1-29: Camera Basics: The First Step in Good Photography. Functions of a 35 mm single lens reflex camera. 6:40 to 9:40 p.m.

Saturdays, June 3-17: Drawing at the Seashore. Group and individual instruction, charcoal and pastels. Odiorne State Park, 9 a.m. to noon.

Tuesdays, June 13-27: Herbs for Stress Relief. Learn how to make teas, tinctures, salves and mists. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, June 20-27: Introduction to Landscape Photography. Equipment, types of film, composition. Includes field trip Saturday, June 24. 9 a.m. to noon.

Wednesdays, June 28-July 12: Jazz and the Attentive Listener. Gain a deeper insight into this classic American art form. Includes the Seacoast Jazz Festival. 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Tuesdays, July 11-Aug. 15: Portrait Painting in Oil. Principles of color, fleshtones and lighting in oil portraiture. 6:10 to 9:10 p.m.

July 15-16 and July 29-30: Kayaking Basics. Classroom instruction with pond or pool session Saturday, open sea instruction Sunday. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

Thursday, July 20-Aug. 10: Garden Flower Design. Gather, condition and arrange garden flowers for color, balance and harmony. Greenleaf Farms garden, Dover, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 29: Antiquing with the Expert. George Michael, host of the PBS series "Antiques and Americana" for 25 years. Bring one item for appraisal. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesdays, Aug. 8-22: Blues School: The Blues at its Best. Acoustic, contemporary electric, rock 'n roll and R&B. Includes the Portsmouth Blues Festival. Noon to 3 p.m.

Wednesdays, Aug. 9-30: Intermediate Herbal Studies. Integrate herbs into your diet, study herbal contraindications. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For Youth:

Theatre Workshops for Youth. Call for availability: Department of Theatre and Dance, 862-0093.

June 26-30 and Aug. 14-18: Exploring Theatre, 1:30-3 p.m., for grades 2-5. Puppetry and Maskmaking, 12:30-2 p.m. June 26-30; noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14-18; for grades 2-9.

Aug. 14-18: Musical Theatre Showcase, 8:30 a.m. to noon, for grades 4-9. Advanced Acting, 3-5 p.m., for grades 7-12.

Little Red Wagon. Traveling troupe, for children in preschool through grade 6. Info: call 862-2150. Nearby public performances this summer: June 24, 6 p.m., Barrington Public Library; July 17 and Aug. 2, 10 a.m., Noble Pines Park, Somersworth; July 17, 2 p.m., Rochester Public Library; July 25, 10:30 a.m., Henry Law Park, Dover; July 26, 10:30 a.m., Kingston Town Hall; Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m., York (Maine) Public Library; and Aug. 10, 1 p.m., Exeter Public Library.

For Teachers:

June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21 Short courses in theater for children, puppetry, drama, for teachers and directors, preschool level through high school. Info: Theatre and Dance, 862-3038.

June through August: Several one-day workshops and short institutes for K-12 teachers and administrators. For a catalog, call Continuing Education: 862-2069.

Aug. 7-9 Forest Watch. Innovative K-12 science program, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. Info: Complex Systems Research Center, 862-1792.

For the Family:

Discovery Cruises. Board the UNH research vessel, the Gulf Challenger, for a tour of the Great Bay estuary or out to the Isles of Shoals. Use scientific tools and techniques to observe marine life from plankton to sea birds. Children 10 and older welcome when accompanied by an adult. Info: Sea Grant Extension, 749-1565.

Great Bay cruises include a stop at Jackson Estuarine Lab; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., $15. Dates: June 24, June 25, June 28, July 5, July 22, July 29, Oct. 7.

Isles of Shoals cruises include a stop at Appledore Island, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $20. Dates: Aug. 13, Aug. 20, Aug. 27, Oct. 8. -30-

May 26, 2000

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