Event Calendar

To view our event archive for events dated 2008-2011, click here.

Fitness Challenge @ Autism Awareness Month
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day

Join Our Challenge

Donate in Support of the Birchtree Students’ Team

Donate in Support of Another Team or Individual

Visit the Challenge Website


April is Autism Awareness Month, and the perfect time to jump start your health and fitness goals!

Here are your steps to participate:

  1. Set a personal health/fitness/wellness goal for the month of April. Will you walk a number of miles, spend a number of hours doing a favorite fitness activity, eat a number of healthy meals, get closer to your target weight, or do something else health-related? We encourage you to develop a personal goal that is healthy, reasonable, measurable, and meaningful to you. You can set an individual goal or team up with friends, family, and colleagues to get healthy as a group!
  2. Spread the word about your goal to your family and friends. Encourage them to support your efforts by making a donation to The Birchtree Center’s Student Support Fund. We’ll provide each participant with a personal fundraising web page that makes it easy to get the word out and invite people to donate.
  3. Track your progress throughout the month of April–and have fun doing it!
  4. Celebrate your success at our culminating event on May 11th. The event will feature a student performance and awards given to the top fundraisers.

All donations go to the nonprofit Birchtree Center’s Student Support Fund, which underwrites essential educational and therapeutic equipment, supplies and services for students with autism–as well as admission-free Autism Q&A Sessions for families living with autism in our community.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

People's United Bank


Melanie Bisson, Keller Williams Coastal Realty


Click here to see a brief story from WMUR TV about the 2012 Fitness Challenge:



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Fitness Classes to Benefit Birchtree @ Mission Portsmouth
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Have fun getting fit while you help local students with autism! When you take specially scheduled fitness classes at Mission Portsmouth this afternoon, your entire class fee will go directly to support the nonprofit Birchtree Center’s Student Support Fund.

Available classes are:
2pm Cycle: Beats
2pm Mission: Barre
3pm TRX: Pace
3pm Yoga: Beats

Each class costs $15/person and lasts 50-60 minutes. Thank you, Mission Portsmouth, for your incredible generosity!

Online & In-Store Book Fair @ www.bn.com
Apr 8 – Apr 13 all-day

Shop online or at any Barnes & Noble store to benefit The Birchtree Center’s autism programs any time from Saturday, April 8 through Thursday, April 13.

At any Barnes & Noble store, show this voucher before making your purchase.

During online checkout, check the box that says “this is a bookfair order” and enter Birchtree’s Bookfair Event ID Number: 12079000.  A portion of your purchase will go to Birchtree.

Looking for ideas for books you can purchase for Birchtree’s classrooms? Our Bookfair Wish List is here.

Thanks for your support!

Barre for Birchtree @ LA BEATZ Dance Studio
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Barre for Birchtree @ LA BEATZ Dance Studio

Help local students with autism while you enjoy a barre class! Join us on Saturday, April 8, from 10-11am at LA Beatz dance studio at 109 Gosling Road in Newington. Class will be taught by certified barre instructor Mary Sheehy. A $10 donation is suggested; all proceeds go to the nonprofit Birchtree Center’s Student Support Fund. Register or donate here.

Thanks to Mary Sheehy and LA Beatz for supporting our students in this way!

Author Event & Book Fair @ Barnes & Noble Portsmouth
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

When you use Birchtree’s book fair voucher to purchase books, CDs, DVDs, café meals, magazines, Nook e-readers & accessories, and other merchandise at any Barnes & Noble store or online on Saturday, April 8th, a portion of your purchase will go towards The Birchtree Center’s programs for children and youth with autism.

Visit Birchtree’s table at the Newington store from noon to 3pm to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity.

From 1-3pm, you can also meet author Lisa Morgan at the Newington store. Lisa Morgan is the author of Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD): An Insider Guide for Individuals, Family, Friends, and Professional Responders. She is also one of the contributors to Been There. Done That. Try This! An Aspie’s Guide to Life on Earth.

The author will be available to discuss her work and sign copies of her books. If you have questions, please call the Newington store at 603.422.6472 and ask for Sally.

You can also shop online or at any Barnes & Noble Store to benefit Birchtree any time from Saturday, April 8, through Thursday, April 13. During checkout, check the box that says “this is a bookfair order” and enter Birchtree’s Bookfair Event ID Number: 12079000. A portion of your purchase will go to Birchtree.

Looking for ideas for books you can purchase for Birchtree’s classrooms? Our Bookfair Wish List is here.

Thanks for your support!

Noche Mexicana Fundraiser @ Margaritas Dover
Apr 19 @ 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

Margaritas will donate 20% of pre-taxed food and beverage sales from participating families, friends and supporters to The Birchtree Center.

Guests can choose items from any of their menus, takeout orders included. Call ahead seating is available at (603) 743-6363.

Please make sure to let the host or server know that you are there to support The Birchtree Center’s fundraiser, so 20% of your pre-tax food and beverage purchases will be donated to Birchtree.

Benefit for Learning Auction @ Regatta Room at Shipyard Brewery
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm



Saturday, November 4, 2017

7:00-10:30 pm

At the Regatta Room
At Shipyard Brewery

Eliot, Maine


Live & silent auctions
Live music
Hors d’oeuvres
Cash bar


Join us at the Regatta Room at Shipyard Brewery for live music, live and silent auctions, raffles, appetizers, desserts, and drinks. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Birchtree Center’s educational and therapeutic programs for children and youth with autism and their families. Appetizers and desserts will be served; guests can also sample beers and other beverages from a cash bar hosted by Shipyard Brewery. Musicians Elijah Clark and Demijon will provide music throughout the event.

The Regatta Room is just 2.5 miles off of Route 95 and 11 minutes from downtown Portsmouth. Plenty of free parking is available onsite!

Note: This is an adults-only event.

Tickets go on sale in 2017!

Thank You to Our 2016 Auction Donors & Supporters

View selected auction prizes from 2016 on Birchtree’s Facebook page



Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors & Table Hosts






Cross Insurance

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Regatta Room

Rockwell Homes

The Sound

Ann & Peter Tarlton

Coastal Fitness
Kennedy Gallery and Custom Framing
Frank & Liliane Conlan
Desrosiers/Valdez Family
Kanner Family
Glicka & Michael Kaplan
Andy & Julie Smith

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