Around The District


Posted Here, you will find a list of Special Events going on in the Lodges and appended bodies of the first Masonic District.  Please Note: If you are interested in any events requiring tickets or ticket purchases – you must contact the lodge or  body sponsoring the event.  St. John’s Lodge provides or sells tickets only for events sponsored by St. John’s Lodge ( Please Note: Lodges and Appended bodies of the 1st Masonic District may have event notices posted on this page by sending information to Rod MacDonald at


This year’s (2017) First District Visitation Dates….

August 2: St. John’s Lodge No. 1—Portsmouth

September 19: Rockingham Lodge—Candia

September 25: Gideon Lodge—Kingston

October 5: Major General John Sullivan—Epping

October 9: St. Andrew’s Lodge – Portsmouth October 19 : Star In The East—Exeter

October 23: St. James Lodge—Hampton Tucker Lodge—Date TBD


Tuesday   May 9    6:00 p.m.   Redhook Brewery, Pease Trade Port, Portsmouth, N.H.:  Scottish Rite Valley Portsmouth Dover “Annual “Brewery Social and Tour” 

Saturday April 8    9:00 a.m.   Portsmouth Masonic Temple, Portsmouth, N.H.:  Annual Out of Hibernation 5K Road Race!


Thursday   March 30    7:00 p.m.   Portsmouth Masonic Temple:  Grand Master’s Town Hall




Thursday March 23   6:30 p.m.   Rockingham Lodge, Candia,  Masters and Wardens  Meeting



Saturday March 18  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Major General John Sullivan Lodge, Epping  Master Masons Class. This month’s topic is “preparing and Running a Masonic Meeting”.  Master’s classes are geared for those working towards “The East”, but all Master Masons are welcomed to participate.  Please join us for class, coffee, and doughnuts beginning at 9:00 a.m.




Saturday     February 25  10: 00 a.m. Portsmouth Masonic Temple:     Scottish Rite Reunion  


Saturday    February  25   1:00 p.m.   Portsmouth Masonic Temple:      York Rite College  



Saturday    February 25   4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Gideon Lodge, 8 Church Street Kingston:  “Ole time” Ham and Bean Supper with all the fixings (including Hot Dogs for the Kids)   and dessert!  Adults $8.00  Children (under 12) $5