Around Town

Around Town

This Saturday at Berlin's Service Credit Union Heritage Park, 942 Main Street

Saturday, Oct. 14, all day, 14th annual RiverFire

Registration for the ATV Poker Run starts at 9 a.m., with the last Zombie leaving the park at 11 a.m., and all vehicles returning by 2 p.m. This Poker Run can be completed by car, truck, motorcycle or ATV. The cost is $15 per hand, and all proceeds will go back to support the RiverFire event. Prizes will be awarded for the first, second, and third best hands and the worst hands.  

The main festival begins at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Park with a whole range of events that include a bouncy house and a petting zoo, hayrides and hot air balloon rides, lots of food and of course a beer tent. A 5k run begins at 2 p.m.  A "Not So Scary Halloween Party" begins at 5:30 p.m. And live music with Duke begins at 6 p.m. The boom piers in the river and the pumpkins along the pedestrian bridge that crosses the river not far from the park will be lit up at dusk.  

Saturday, Oct. 14 — Deadline to enter 2018 Miss Berlin-Gorham Competitions

In addition to scholarship funds, the newly crowned Miss Berlin-Gorham will have the opportunity to make appearances in various parades and a host of other local events. The Miss Berlin-Gorham Scholarship Program held on Nov. 4 is a local preliminary into the 2018 Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program, to be held on April 26-28, 2018, in Derry. Applications may be downloaded at There is no entry fee. For more information, prospective contestants may contact the director of the Miss Berlin-Gorham Scholarship Program, Denise Vallee, at (603) 723-3421 or the director of the Miss Berlin-Gorham's Outstanding Teen Program, Lorraine Coulombe, at (603) 723-2862.


Next week at the Gorham Town Hall's Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street 

Sunday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. - An Evening with Spirit 

Join Lauren Rainbow as she brings to you an evening of Messages from Spirit. This is a wonderful and powerful opportunity to witness our departed loved ones, connect with those in the living, bringing validation and messages to some audience members. Reserve tickets at

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. - Abraham and Mary Lincoln: The Long and the Short of It

Distinctly different paths led Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd to Springfield, Ill., where they met, married and began a family. The years that followed their move to the White House were filled with personal and national crises. Steve and Sharon Wood portray President and Mrs. Lincoln in this living history program, telling stories of their early lives and the challenges they faced during this turbulent time in the country's history. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public. Contact information: Connie Landry, (603) 466-2525. 

Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. - North Country Drag Show

The first ever North Country Drag Show will be hosted by the current Miss Berlin-Gorham, Reagan Murphy, to raise awareness for her platform of gender, sexual and romantic minority advocacy. Admission is donation only and all proceeds will go toward the Children’s Miracle Network. All ages are welcome.