Kiddie Pool 24/07/11

Family fun for whenever

Still celebrating

• The American Independence Museum (1 Governors Lane, Exeter) will hold its 34th American Independence Festival, on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be transported back in time with a live reading of the Declaration of Independence, and enjoy historical reenactments and colonial artisan demonstrations as well as colonial games, music and dances. Visit

On stage

• CatchMadagascar — A Musical Adventure Jr., the first show of the Palace Theatres’ Bank of New Hampshire Children’s Summer Series which finishes up its run this week with shows on Thursday, July 11, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Friday, July 12, at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $10 per person. Next week, the Summer Series takes on Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. on Tuesday, July 16, through Thursday, July 18, with shows at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily as well as Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m. See the full summer schedule online.

• Many, many puppies face a great adventure in the Palace Youth Theatre Summer Camp’s presentation of 101 Dalmatians Kids, Friday July 12, at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, The student actors are in grades 2 through 12. Tickets start at $12.

• Follow magical chocolatier Willy Wonka inWilly Wonka Jr.on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at the Chubb Theatre (44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, Tickets are $18.75 for adults, $15.75 for students and seniors.

• The Teen Actorsingers, in arrangement with Concord Theatricals, present Nickelodeon™ The Spongebob Musical at the Janice B. Streeter Theater (14 Court St., Nashua) on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m., according to their website. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniorse. Visit

• Watch the adventures of father and son clownfish Marlin and Nemo as they struggle to be reunited in Finding Nemo (Kids) on Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Chubb Theatre (44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, Tickets are $13.75 for adults, $10.75 for students and seniors.


• Catch 2019’s The Angry Birds Movie 2 on Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. and 2009’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on Tuesday, July 16, at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 20, at 10 a.m. — the next two films on the Kids Summer Movie-Rama schedule at the Park Theatre in Jaffrey. The movies are rated PG and tickets cost $7; or call 532-8888.

• The next movie in the Kids Series at O’neil Cinemas Brickyard Square (24 Calef Highway, Epping, is Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13, 2019) on Monday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

• Head to the coast on Monday, July 15, at dusk for a screening of The Swan Princess: Far Longer Than Forever(PG, 2023) at Movie Night Mondays on the Beach at Hampton Beach. See

• The kid summer series at Cinemark Rockingham Park (15 Mall Road, Salem, will feature Trolls Band Together (PG, 2023) on Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m.

• Next up for the Downtown Summer Series Movie Nights in Veterans Park (723 Elm St. in Manchester) is Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (PG, 1989) on Wednesday, July 17, at dusk, according to a post on the Manchester Economic Development Office Facebook page. Concessions will be available for purchase.

• Outdoor Movies in Concord with Concord Parks and Rec and Red River Theaters will screen 1995’s Jumanji (PG) on Wednesday, July 17, in Memorial Field off South Fruit Street in Concord.

Library activities

• The Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua) on Monday, July 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. will be hosting Mini Waffle Monday!, an in-person event for those in grades 6 through 12, according to their website. Participants will use NPL’s mini waffle makers to create snacks that they can top with a variety of sweet or savory toppings. Space and supplies are limited. Visit

• On Tuesday, July 16, Manchester City Library will hold bubble time, and participants will be having a Bubble Party on the side lawn of the library, Different activities occur every Tuesday and registration is requested for these programs. Call 624-6550, ext. 7628, or visit

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