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At 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Majestic Theatre presents “Murder is a Game,” dinner-theater performance at The Executive Court Banquet Facility, 1199 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester.

Majestic’s ‘Murder Is A Game’ – and a dinner theater!

MANCHESTER – At 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Majestic Theatre presents “Murder is a Game,” dinner-theater performance at The Executive Court Banquet Facility, 1199 S. Mammoth Road. Laughter, suspense, intriguing characters, sparkling dialogue, plot twists and ...

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From 5:15-11 p.m. Saturday, the Windham Community Bands organization will hold its 19th annual “Evening of Music” fundraiser concert at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center,  58 Enterprise Drive, Windham.

PDQ Bach, Spike Jones highlights of April Fools Day concert

WINDHAM – From 5:15-11 p.m. Saturday, the Windham Community Bands organization will hold its 19th annual “Evening of Music” fundraiser concert at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, 58 Enterprise Drive. The Windham Community Bands are planning some musical jokes and surprises ...

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Shown in the serving station for b.good. From 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nashua Center’s 15th annual “Taste of the Towns” event will be held at the Nashua Radisson, 11 Tara Blvd., Nashua.

Nashua Center’s 15th annual ‘Taste of the Towns’

NASHUA – From 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nashua Center’s 15th annual “Taste of the Towns” event will be held at the Nashua Radisson, 11 Tara Blvd. Nashua Center’s “Taste of the Towns” wine, beer and food tasting and auction attracts more than 400 attendees and participants; the evening of ...

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From 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 7, Marguerite’s Place will hold its annual Miami Nights fundraiser and 80s dance party at Sky Meadow Country Club, 6 Mountain Laurels Dr., Nashua.

Celebrate 80s-style at Marguerite’s Place fundraiser

NASHUA – From 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 7, Marguerite’s Place will hold its annual Miami Nights fundraiser and 80s dance party at Sky Meadow Country Club, 6 Mountain Laurels Dr. Strangers with nothing in common coming together on a Saturday detention: a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a ...

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In this photo by chef Sara Moulton, shown is her recipe for sauteed pork medallions with grape sauce.

Pork with grape sauce a quick weeknight entree

Here’s a quick, easy and delicious weeknight entree that’s certain to impress your family. The star of the show is pork tenderloin, the leanest and most tender part of the animal. Like beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin is a muscle cushioned by other muscles. It’s tender because it’s not ...

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Shown is a red wine-braised brisket in a recipe by the CIA.

Braised brisket that’s perfect for any dinner party

Let’s get this out of the way early: You don’t need a Passover brisket recipe, because you will never make one that is better than your grandmother’s, and you wouldn’t even try. But maybe you’re hosting dinner for friends that happens to look a little like a Seder, and you want a ...

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This photo by chef Melissa d'Arabian shows her recipe for a black bean and mango salad.

Black beans, mango combine in delicious, filling salad

Canned beans are fantastic convenience food. For a little over a buck, you can stock your pantry with a shelf-stable protein source that works in main dishes or in side dishes. You can even use cooked canned beans as an inexpensive way to stretch pricier proteins: Serve seared salmon on a bed ...

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The Aryaloka Quartet will perform at the Nashua Chamber Orchestra's spring gala on Sunday at LaBelle Winery in Amherst.

Nashua Chamber Orchestra holds its Spring Gala

AMHERST – At 3 p.m. Sunday, the Nashua Chamber Orchestra will hold its spring gala at LaBelle Winery, 345 Rte. 101. Celebrate spring with a delightful afternoon of music, a silent auction, wine and hors d’oeuvres. The event is a fundraiser for the Nashua Chamber Orchestra. The Aryaloka ...

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Anheuser-Busch brewery in Merrimack will host an Ales for Tails event, benefiting the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, on Sunday.

Ales for Tails event helps local animals

MERRIMACK – From 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Anheuser-Busch and the Humane Society for Greater Nashua team up for Ales for Tails at the brewery, 221 Daniel Webster Highway. At the Ales for Tails event, guests will be able to enjoy Anheuser-Busch beers, barbecue, backyard games, a photo opportunity with ...

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In this photo by chef Melissa d'Arabian, shown is her recipe for a country-style breakfast skillet with eggs, bacon and vegetables.

Not a lumberjack? You can still eat a filling breakfast

I am a morning person (by choice, not nature, but that’s a story for another time) and breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Strong coffee and a hearty morning meal make me feel like I’m on vacation, luxuriating in hashed-brown-and-bacon heaven, without a health or calorie care in the ...

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From March 24-31, the sixth annual New Hampshire Restaurant Week will take place statewide at restaurants, bars, lodging establishments and other businesses.

Sixth annual NH Restaurant Week begins Friday

CONCORD – From March 24-31, the sixth annual New Hampshire Restaurant Week will take place statewide at restaurants, bars, lodging establishments and other businesses. Nine “celebrity chefs” were selected from around the state to represent New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant ...

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In this photo by chef Melissa d'Arabian, shown is her recipe for banana oat muffins.

Banana oat muffins make quick breakfast or snack

Like many families, we try to minimize the amount of processed sugar we eat. But it is lurking everywhere, and we are eating far more processed sugar than our grandparents did. How to combat this trend that seems to have sneaked up on us? A few ideas: First, let’s read the ingredient list ...

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Shown is Maestro Jonathan McPhee. From 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 25, Symphony NH will hold a “Maestro Dinner” at the Nashua Country Club, 25 Fairway St., Nashua.

Get to know Symphony NH season, leader at ‘Maestro Dinner’

NASHUA – From 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 25, Symphony NH will hold a “Maestro Dinner” at the Nashua Country Club, 25 Fairway St. Join music director (Maestro) Jonathan McPhee for an exclusive preview of Symphony NH’s 94th season. Enjoy a three-course dinner and live music while learning ...

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At 6 p.m. Friday, March 24, a Past, Present and Future Chefs’ dinner will be held at the Nashua Country Club, 25 Fairway St., Nashua. The event raises scholarship funds for students pursuing degrees in the culinary arts.

‘Past, Present and Future Chefs’ event showcases student chefs

NASHUA – At 6 p.m. Friday, March 24, a Past, Present and Future Chefs dinner will be held at the Nashua Country Club, 25 Fairway St. The third annual event benefits scholarships for Nashua High School North students who will pursue degrees and careers in the culinary arts. Mostly seniors with ...

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The student-chef event The Epicurean Dinner will be held March 31 at the Courtyard Marriott in Nashua.

Student chefs will shine at Epicurean Dinner

NASHUA – From 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 31, the American Culinary Federation Professional Chefs of New Hampshire will hold their annual Epicurean Dinner at The Courtyard Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive. The event is a fundraiser for the local chapter to raise funds for scholarships and charity ...

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Shown is parsnip and apple soup, in a recipe by Danielle Gagnon.

Perhaps rethink your revelry this St. Patrick’s Day

There’s something about St. Patrick’s Day that I love. Maybe it’s all the green (my favorite color). Maybe it’s the abundance of parties and beer. Whatever the reason, I always look forward to St. Patrick’s Day. Friends and I would head down to Boston for a night on the town to ...

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St. Patrick’s Day destinations in downtown Nashua

Great American Downtown has created a Facebook event page for all the goings-on in downtown Nashua this Friday for St. Patrick’s Day; visit it at bit.ly/2munYGc. Here are some highlights: Be safe: Leave the driving to someone else The Gate City Trolley will be running on its usual Friday ...

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The Farmers Dinner will present a dual-menu "Heaven or Hell" dinner event March 26 at The Foundry in Manchester.

Feeling angelic or devilish? Farmers Dinner has you covered

Who thought the disparate druthers of two friends would lead to an exciting new dining concept? From 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, The Farmers Dinner will present a dual-menu “Heaven or Hell” dinner event at The Foundry, 50 Commercial St., Manchester. Keith Sarasin, creator of The Farmers ...

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From 4-8 p.m. Sunday, March 19, Front Door Agency will host its 29th annual Gourmet Festival & Auction at the Nashua Country Club, 25 Fairway St., Nashua.

‘No place like home’

NASHUA – From 4-8 p.m. Sunday, March 19, Front Door Agency will host its 29th annual Gourmet Festival & Auction at the Nashua Country Club, 25 Fairway St. The theme of the evening will be “There’s No Place Like Home,” to tie in with the Nashua nonprofit’s mission to help families ...

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In this photo by chef Melissa d'Arabian, shown is her recipe for chard-wrapped enchiladas.

Tricks for healthier enchiladas made with chard

The weather we’ve been having this winter has me craving some stick-to-your ribs comfort food. Since I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, comfort food was always something Mexican or southwestern, involving tortillas, rice, beans, cheese and a tasty sauce to drown it all in. Which is a long way of ...