The Associated Press

Apr 21, 2017 3:42 PM

Here's what's happening in New Hampshire on April 22, 2017

Here are some important events happening around the Granite State on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

1. March for Science: Portsmouth joins global call for science-based policy making on Earth Day

Join Occupy NH Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Square in Portsmouth, for their march to stand up for science research and evidence-based policies.

Occupy NH Seacoast is a local group working to promote social and economic equality worldwide. The March for Science - Portsmouth, N.H., is an official satellite of the Washington, D.C., event.

Occupy NH says that scientific evidence, research, and initiatives are being devalued, ignored and rejected by leaders in our state and federal governments, most noticeably in the form of climate change deniers. From changes in weather and climate that are dramatically reshaping our tourism economy to our growing technology sector, the Granite State must recognize the critical role science needs to play in policy-making in New Hampshire in order for us to remain a wild and prospering place. To RSVP.

2. Rescue Run: Race for chip-timed Marine Mammals 5K Trail Run and untimed Kid’s Fun Run at the Seacoast Science Center in Odiorne Point State Park at 9 a.m. You’ll run through the forest, by the rocky shore, across a sandy beach, and alongside historic military fortifications. Prizes are awarded to top finishers in age and gender categories, as well as the overall male and female runner. It is up to $23 to enter and register here.

After the run, the festivities continue (10 a.m.-noon) with raffles, music, face painting, a beach cleanup with Blue Ocean Society, and a mock seal rescue station. The mock rescue teaches children how the NH Marine Mammal Rescue responds, protects, and rescues seals and other marine mammals on the shore.

All proceeds from the Rescue Run support the Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue program.

Please note: Strollers are not permitted on the 5k route and dogs are not allowed in the park.

3. Officials of the company that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced in February that this would be the traveling circus' last season, ending a 146-year run that dates back to a time before automobiles or airplanes or movies, when Ulysses S. Grant was president and minstrel shows were popular entertainment.

READ: NH animal activist: The end of Ringling Bros. may not end circus performances for big cats

The circus will perform at the SNHU Arena in Manchester from April 21 through April 23, as they explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity. The shows on Saturday include: an 11 a.m., a 3 p.m. and a 7 p.m. performance.

There will be high-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide two hours of thrilling entertainment.

Circus XTREME features Bengal tigers and two-humped camels ridden by brave Mongolian women.

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