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    November 13, 2017
    Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
    Contact: Neva Cole, Communications Director
    6 Washington Street
    Dover, NH 03820
    (603) 742-2002
    Children’s Museum of NH Invites Grown-ups to “Bend & Brew”
    Dover, NH (November 13, 2017) – The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s “Throwback Thursday: Grown-up Play Dates” got off to a great start in October with a Halloween-themed event, and this November is inviting adults back for some yoga and…soldering! “Bend and Brew” will happen Thursday, November 16 from 7-9pm and this after-hours event gives adults, 21+, a chance to play and do some yoga in the exhibits, create shrinky dinks, take a balance challenge, play giant twister with friends, sip on beer, wine or a special cocktail with crazy bendy straws, or even try soldering a bendy wire sculpture with instructors from Port City Makerspace.
    “We were so excited to see so many people join us for the October Throwback Thursday and we’re hoping even more come out and give this a try this month,” said Xanthi Gray, CMNH Education Director. “With a cash bar provided by 7th Settlement Brewery, and the museum’s hands-on exhibits like a giant pinscreen, a wall-to-wall Music Matrix and even an interactive augmented reality sand table, this event is completely unique, and really can’t be replicated anywhere else!”
    The yoga, led by instructor Gretchen Lamothe, will be an easy and relaxing session, followed by some more challenging balance competitions. “Last month we did a mummy wrap challenge and a donut-on-a-string eating contest which were a lot of fun, so this month we’re seeing just how coordinated everyone is after some yoga instruction,” mused Xanthi.
    And the shrinky dinks and wire sculptures? “Well, we get that not everyone is into yoga, and that’s fine! So we wanted to offer some bendy crafts, and who doesn’t love shrinky dinks?!” Port City Makerspace instructors will be guiding guests in beginner soldering techniques so they can contribute to a collaborative wire sculpture.
    7th Settlement Brewery’s signature cocktail for the evening will be “Half Moon” which is Maine craft distillers blueberry Moonshine, lemon, simple syrup, salt and topped with soda water, served, of course with a crazy bendy straw.
    In coming months the museum has planned more themed Throwback Thursday grown-up play dates. Although the museum will take a break during a very busy December, they’ll be back for January 18th for an “Engineer Some Fun” theme with giant Jenga and an egg-drop challenge. February 15th is “Messy Mayhem: Paint Night” for the aspiring artists. March 15th is all about “Star Wars: A Brew Hope.” April 19th will be a chance to celebrate with “The ‘Way Back’ Birthday Bash” featuring classic party games. Pull out the tux for the May 17th “80s Prom” night. June 14th will be a “Kick-off To Summer Party” complete with tie-dye, and sandcastle contests.
    Guests must have a valid ID to attend. Tickets are on sale now online for $10 through noon on Thursday, November 16 and then are $12 at the door. Visit www.childrens-museum.org to learn more or to purchase tickets.
    About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
    The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.org
    Neva Cole, Communications Director
    (603) 742-2002