Event Calendar

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Benefit for Learning Auction @ Regatta Room at Shipyard Brewery
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm



Saturday, November 3, 2018

7:00-10:30 pm

At the Regatta Room
At Shipyard Brewery

Eliot, Maine

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Live & silent auctions
Live music
Hors d’oeuvres
Cash bar
$25/early bird
$30/person (after 10/25)

$475/Table Host Package




You’ll enjoy great music, tasty food, and fabulous shopping opportunities–all for a wonderful cause! Jump-start your holiday shopping in our live and silent auctions and raffles. 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. 

Auction prizes include restaurant gift cards, ski lift tickets, resort stays, wine, beer, golf packages, jewelry, outdoor adventures, massage and salon services, original artwork, family entertainment, and more. More prizes are listed below and photos are on Facebook.

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.


Photos of selected 2018 auction prizes are on Facebook.

Photos from the 2017 auction are also on our Facebook page.


Thank you to our 2018 Benefit for Learning Sponsors

SIS The Bank That Listens



New England Medical Insurance Agency

Pediatric Associates of Hampton & Portsmouth

Volk Packaging Corporation


Selected Auction Prizes

Vacation Packages 
White Mountains & Lakes Region
Maine Coast & Mountains
Cape Cod & Islands
Dining Gift Cards
Portsmouth & Newington
Kittery, York & Ogunquit
Portland & Kennebunk
Dover, Hampton & Manchester
Newburyport & beyond
Sports & Outdoors 
Ski packages
Golf packages
Football & hockey tickets
Surfing lessons & rentals
History walking tours
Harbor cruise tickets
Helicopter ride
Fishing expedition
Bicycle tune-ups
Fischer skis
White-water rafting
Art & Home
Original artwork & photos
Student-made art & furnishings
Handcrafted baskets & ceramics
Sonos speaker
Body & Soul
Artisan-crafted jewelry
Handbags & sunglasses
Massage, spa & salon services
Yoga & gym memberships
Spin, ballet & barre sessions
Floatation tank sessions
Fun for All Ages
Bowling & mini golf
Theater & movie tickets
Family entertainment
Duck tour package
Zoo & museum tickets
Train tickets
Children’s books & toys
Birthday party packages
Escape room experiences
Blue Man Group tickets
Gifts & Tasty Treats
Gift baskets
Floral services
Shopping gift cards
A year of caramel apples
Beer & wine tours
Wine, beer, coffee & chocolate
Seacoast Half Marathon Presented by People’s United Bank @ Portsmouth High School
Nov 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

“Caring for the coast, one step at a time” is the motto of the Seacoast Half Marathon. Each year, the organization donates 100% of the net proceeds to a mindfully selected Seacoast nonprofit organization. The Birchtree Center is honored to be the 2018 beneficiary of the race.

The Seacoast Half Marathon is a well-organized, fast, fun, and safe race that highlights the beauty of New Hampshire’s historic seacoast. Runners and walkers at all ability levels can enjoy themselves while also significantly benefiting our community.

The race starts and ends at Portsmouth High School and goes through the salt marsh and along the rugged Atlantic coast in Rye, NH, as well as through the scenic and historic village of New Castle, NH. All racers receive long-sleeve tech race shirts and medals when they cross the finish line. There are great post-race eats, and cash and merchandise awards for overall and age group winners.

As of October 4, the race is sold out, but a limited number of additional entries will be auctioned off throughout October as a fundraiser to benefit this year’s race beneficiary, The Birchtree Center. See https://www.ebay.com/usr/birchtree_center for more information.

Do you want to be a part of the Seacoast Half Marathon, but don’t want to run/walk it? How about volunteering? All volunteers get a long/sleeve tech Seacoast Half shirt, plus coffee and goodies to start their day. Click here to register to volunteer.


Presenting Sponsor


People's United Bank



Ocean Properties


Bangor Savings Bank




T Garrity Heating Service


Sun Life Financial


Tuscan Brands


E-Z Go Golf Carts

New England Medical Insurance Agency


Volk Packaging Corporation

Well Sense Health Plan


Monarchs Hockey Fundraiser @ SNHU Arena
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm

Come join us in a Luxury Suite reserved for The Birchtree Center when the Manchester Monarchs take on the Adirondack Thunder on November 30th! All are welcome; a portion of ticket sales go to Birchtree’s autism programs. It’s Autism Awareness Night, and we’ll be reducing the loudspeaker volume inside the suite for a more sensory-friendly environment.

For tickets inside Birchtree’s reserved suite ($28/person), buy your tickets here.  For tickets inside the main arena in front of the suite ($18/person), buy your tickets  here; choose section 116.