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The Community Calendar a free service, provided by the Monadnock Broadcasting Group and is for non-profits to share events within the community. If you have an event to add, use this form to submit them.

2020 Car Giveaway

09/01/2020 - 11/06/2020 - All Day at

The Fitzwilliam Police Association & Fenton Family Dealerships present the 2020 Car Giveaway!
Get your raffle ticket today for just $50 for the chance to win one of 3 prizes! Only 250 tickets will be sold and proceeds benefit the Monadnock Regional High School Seniors and the Fitzwilliam Police Association. 

Tickets can be purchased via cash, check, credit/debit card, and PayPal. To purchase your tickets, please call (603) 585-9047, email admin@fitzpolice.us, or visit one of these locations:
– Fitzwilliam Police Department
– Monadnock Firearms, LLC
– PLP Composites, Inc
– Toyota/Volvo of Keene
– Honda of Keene
– Hyundai of Keene
– Subaru of Keene

Tickets sales start September 1st, 2020 and the winners will be drawn November 7th, 2020.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/hyundai-of-keene/2020-car-giveaway/1213870292339560/

Substance Abuse Help

09/14/2020 - 10/30/2020 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Keene Serenity Center
34 Mechanic Street

If you or a loved one has been suffering from a substance use disorder, consider making an appointment with one of the recovery coaches at Keene Serenity Center. Walk ins are also welcome; doors are open Monday through Friday from 9-5. Services are available for those suffering or being an ally for someone suffering from substance use disorder. Call 603-283-5015 for more information and check out Keene Serenity Center on Facebook for updates and new groups!

VFW Breakfasts

09/30/2020 - 09/29/2021 - 6:00 am - 9:00 am at Brattleboro VFW
40 Black Mountain Rd

The Brattleboro VFW is now serving breakfast every Wednesday morning from 6 – 9a.

Eat in or call for takeout – (802) 257.0438

Menu includes toast, corned beef hash, pancakes, sausage gravy with biscuits, eggs, bacon, potatoes and juice, milk and coffee. Prices $5.50 and up.

Beards For Bucks

10/01/2020 - 10/31/2020 - All Day at

During the month of October, the Keene Police Department will be participating in its annual Beards for Bucks-Razor-less for a Reason fundraising event. Keene Police Officers participating in the fundraiser will be growing a beard in an attempt to raise money in an effort to support the Granite State Children’s Alliance.

Please consider donating online by clicking, www.justgiving.com/team/TeamKPD or if you see a fuzzy version of your favorite Keene Police Officer, inquire with them on how you can donate towards a very important cause.

Located here in Keene, the Cheshire County Child Advocacy Center focuses on interviewing and assisting children that are victims of crimes. This privately funded organization needs its community’s assistance in maintaining a high level of assistance towards the Children of our Community.

 

 

The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company- ONLINE Productions

10/11/2020 - 11/30/2020 - All Day at

The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company is excited to be doing its part in keeping the Arts alive in these dark times by entering the new world of digital theatre! Out of an abundance of caution, The Edge has cancelled all live performances for the remainder of 2020. But a crisis is also an opportunity.  And The Edge is seizing this opportunity to rethink how theatre can be presented in a time of lockdown and isolation. Three virtual productions are planned for the fall.

  • The current production airs October 11-31, to coincide with Halloween, will be “Spooky Tales of Edgar Allan Poe”, including The Premature Burial (read by Damien Licata), The Murders in the Rue Morgue (adapted and directed by Catherine Behrens), Annabel Lee (read by Sherman Morrison), The Tell Tale Heart (read by Kim Dupuis), and The Bells (read by the company).
  • The final production, to air November 1-30, is “Here It Is“, an original play written and acted by Cynthia and Jonathan Austin.

All productions will be free on YouTube, and a $400 gift card to the Monadnock Food Co-Op will be raffled off on the closing night of each production. Raffle tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased by mailing a check to The Edge Ensemble, P.O. Box 1815, Keene, NH 03431. Include your name and contact information for the drawing. Tickets may also be bought online through PayPal for $5.42 (to include the servicing fee); go to The Edge’s website, www.edgeensemble.org/raffle. Money must be received a week before the drawing. You may buy as many tickets as you wish.

More info & tickets: https://www.edgeensemble.org/

SCS Head Start Openings

10/14/2020 - 10/31/2020 - 12:00 am at

SCS HEAD START FOR CHILDREN HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS IN THEIR PROGRAM.  SCS HEAD START IS AN ACCREDITED PROGRAM WHICH OFFERS COMPREHENSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES FOR 3-5 YEAR OLD CHILDREN, AND FAMILY EMPOWERMENT FOR THEIR FAMILIES IN ASHUELOT, CLAREMONT, DREWSVILLE, JAFFREY,  KEENE, AND SWANZEY COMMUNITIES.

THEIR CURRICULUM AND CHILD ASSESSMENT SYSTEM SUPPORTS EACH CHILD’S INDIVIDUAL GROWTH AND LEARNING THROUGH INTENTIONALLY PLANNED, DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCES.  THEY PROVIDE A NUTRITIOUS BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PLUS COMPLETE DEVELOPMENTAL, VISION, HEARING, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCREENINGS.

THIS PROGRAM IS TUITION FREE FOR INCOME ELIGIBLE FAMILES. LEARN MORE: https://www.scshelps.org/head-start/

SCS IS ALSO LOOKING TO FILL A FULL TIME TEACHER POSITION IN JAFFREY.  THIS POSITION REQUIRES A B.S. IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.  SCS ALSO HAS FULL AND PART-TIME TEACHER’S ASSISTANT POSTIONS IN MANY OF THEIR SEVEN LOCATIONS IN CHESHIRE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE OPENINGS or INFORMATION ON ENROLLMENT PLEASE CONTACT ELLA WEBER AT 603-719-4160.  SCS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Spooky Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

10/16/2020 - 10/31/2020 - 12:00 am at

The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company, continuing its virtual 2020 season, will offer its second online production starting on October 16 at 7 PM. A Halloween celebration directed by Kim Dupuis and Catherine Behrens, Spooky Tales of Edgar Allan Poe will be available to view through October 31 on YouTube. This show will consist of five separate segments: The Bells performed by Veda Crewe, Damien Licata, Catherine Behrens and Sherman Morrison; The Tell-Tale Heart performed by Kim Dupuis; The Premature Burial performed by Damien Licata; Annabelle Lee performed by Sherman Morrison; and The Murders in the Rue Morgue, adapted into a play and directed by Catherine Behrens and performed by Greg Pratt, Chris Pratt, Monica Marshall, Damien Licata, Veda Crewe, Robert Wellington, Peter Eisenstadter, and James Duffy. Cinematography and Editing is by David Teubner.

 

As with our first virtual show, a raffle of a $400 gift certificate to the Monadnock Food Co-Op will be held on October 31. Raffle tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased by mailing a check to The Edge Ensemble, P.O. Box 1815, Keene, NH 03431, or bought online through PayPal for $5.42 (to include the servicing fee). Go to The Edge’s website, www.edgeensemble.org/raffle for instructions. Money must be received by October 24.

Winchester Farmer’s Market

10/17/2020 - 10/31/2020 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Winchester Town Center
Main Street

Winchester Farmer’s Market happens every Saturday through October 31st from 9a-1p on Main Street in Winchester!

Come get your fresh baked goods, hand made products,  produce, plants, jams, fresh local meat, and more!

Better Together: Building Equitable Communities in the Monadnock Region

10/19/2020 - 11/13/2020 - All Day at

The Monadnock United Way and The Local Crowd are proud to launch the Better Together: Building Equitable Communities in the Monadnock Region campaign from October 19 through November 13. All gifts given on TLC’s crowdfunding platform during this time will benefit Monadnock United Way’s (MUW) Better Together Annual Campaign.

Support of this campaign will help our neighbors in need and lift up our community.

Thanks to a generous challenge grant from John and Jean Hoffman, all gifts to the campaign will be matched dollar for dollar and new and increased gifts will be matched 2 dollars to 1! And, thanks to the generosity of the Monadnock Food Co-op, throughout the campaign donors will be entered into a raffle to receive $10 gift cards. For more information and to donate, use this link: http://bit.ly/MUWTLC

Monadnock United Way and our partner agencies fight for children, education, and financial stability in every community throughout our region. With your support, we will eliminate fear and uncertainty. We will lift up our region. We will make it vibrant in the face of hardship. For more information on the Better Together campaign, visit MUW.org. 

Free Shuttle Service on Election Tuesday!

10/20/2020 - 11/02/2020 - All Day at

The City Express, Keene’s Bus for Everyone will be offering a free shuttle to polling places within the City of Keene on Tuesday November 3.  This will be a door to door service for anyone who would like to vote in person, so reservations are needed by Monday, November 2.  The shuttle bus will be sanitized and masks and social distancing will be required of passengers.  Call 352-8494 for more information or reservations.

The Farmers’ Market of Keene

10/20/2020 - 10/31/2020 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Farmers Market of Keene
Gilbo Avenue

The Farmers’ Market of Keene is open each Saturday from 9a-1p on Gilbo Avenue in Keene and Tuesdays from 3p-6p THROUGH OCTOBER 31st. Come shop a wide variety of fresh and locally produced goods right in the heart of Keene!

Please note: You will need to maintain 6 feet of distance between other people, not be able to touch items at each booth or bring your reusable bags and baskets. Vendors will have masks and gloves and be ready to help you purchase the items you need. 

Brattleboro Farmer’s Market

10/24/2020 - 10/31/2020 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Brattleboro Farmer’s Market
570 Western Ave (Route 9)

The Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market is open EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH OCTOBER 31st from 10am to 2pm! They will offer both a pre-order no-contact curbside market in the parking lot off Guilford Street near the covered bridge, and an in-person “shop and go” market. These markets are for food and beverages only, as per the state regulations. No food or beverages may be consumed on site.

Curbside pickup market: 10am to 12pm in the Guilford Street lot, behind the covered bridge. Follow this link to find out more.

In-person market: 10am to 2pm in the main market grounds off Route 9. Ten to 11am is designated for high-risk shoppers onlyFollow this link for detailed customer protocols. 

Looking for a vendor you don’t see as selling through the curbside market? Check here to see about farm stand pickups and other options.

For more information, visit www.brattleborofarmersmarket.com.

Shared Blessings- Do you need Clothing or Food??

10/24/2020 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at United Church of Winchester
Parker Street

Do you need clothing or food for your family? Come to our outdoor giveaway and take what you need on Saturday,  Oct. 24th from  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in The United Church of Winchester parking lot on the corner of Main and Parker Streets, Winchester.

In case of rain, limited numbers of people at a time will be allowed indoors in our large, ventilated Fellowship Hall. Masks required.

Reading of Plays

10/25/2020 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Walpole Town Common
Washington St

The Walpole Players will host one last Sunday afternoon readings of plays on the Walpole Common by the Bandstand. All are welcome to come read/perform or watch this Sunday, October 25th at 3:00 pm….rain or shine! They tend to stick to comedies that aren’t too long! This is a great opportunity to try us out if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a part of a theatrical production!  Please bring a water bottle and your own lawn chair. More information at TheWalpolePlayers.org.

Women’s Support Group

10/26/2020 - 12/21/2020 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Keene Serenity Center
34 Mechanic Street

During these times when people are experiencing isolation and limited contact, it is so important that we have someone to connect with and to receive support and Keene Serenity Center can help. Join them Mondays from 4-5p for a Womens’ Support Group happening both live and on Zoom for those who can’t attend, as well as a Zoom All Recovery meeting on Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm that is open to everyone. Please call 603-283-5015 for more information or to set up a time to chat with one of their recovery coaches and checkout their Facebook page for updates and new groups!

Celebrate Recovery- Weekly Meetings

10/26/2020 - 12/28/2020 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at West Keene Church of Christ
12 Arch St

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program which uses 8 principles to find healing not just from drug and alcohol abuse but also from co-dependency, anger, food addiction, fear of abandonment, anxiety and depression, grief, sexual abuse, low self-esteem, and more.

ALL ARE WELCOME to the “safe place” meetings which happen EVERY MONDAY from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Keene Church of Christ on 12 Arch Street in West Keene. Face-masks, sanitizing wipes, social distancing are being provided and used to provide for a safe gathering.

This group DOES NOT try to fix each other, nor judge or condemn anyone, but rather we support each other as we go through this recovery program individually and together. The goal is to find real freedom from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits and find the healing which Christ offers.

Click here for more info, or call 603-352-3814 and select Celebrate Recovery to leave a message. 

Cheshire County Conservation District Celebrates 75 Years of Conservation with Virtual Annual Meeting

10/27/2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at

This year, the Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) is excited to celebrate 75 years of conservation in NH! Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the CCCD is hosting their 75th Annual Meeting virtually online, for all to enjoy from the comfort and safety of their homes, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 starting at 7pm.

Programming for this year’s virtual event include conservation project updates from the CCCD and partners at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), awards for exceptional conservation work in the County presented to Wingate Farm as the 2020 Cooperator of the Year and Steve Roberge as the 2020 Educator of the Year, and an engaging and informative keynote address by Historical Society of Cheshire County Executive Director Alan Rumrill.

Alan’s talk will share stories of changes and developments in agriculture, forestry and land conservation in Cheshire County over the past 75 years. Alan is an engaging speaker who has a wealth of knowledge about Cheshire County’s past. He is a native and current resident of Stoddard, NH where his family has lived since 1770! Alan has also served as Executive Director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County since 1983. He shares a story below about one momentous conservation action:

From Alan: The story of a large tract of land owned by the Dickinson family is one example of land use in the region that touches on both forestry and land conservation. The family had several large landholdings that were used to support their business enterprise, the New England Box Company. The company made wooden boxes that were used far and wide to hold a wide variety of products. One of their holdings was a tract of more than 13,000 acres where they harvested timber to be used in making the boxes, and made attempts to regenerate the forest for future use. Changes in the woodenware industry and the introduction of cardboard packaging meant that the family no longer needed the land. The New England Box Company worked with the State of New Hampshire to ensure that the land would be conserved. The result was the formation of Pisgah Park in 1968 – the largest state park in New Hampshire!

If you’re interested in hearing more uniquely New Hampshire stories like this, please join us virtually on October 27th to celebrate this year’s conservation successes and triumphs, celebrate awardees, and hear Alan’s full keynote address.

This year’s event is free of charge, but registration is still requested. To register for the CCCD’s virtual 75th Annual Meeting visit: https://cccd75th.eventbrite.com

The virtual meeting on the evening of October 27th at 7pm will be streaming on several online platforms for your convenience. Registration will help us keep you informed on how to participate online. Contact the Cheshire County Conservation District at 603-756-2988 x4 with questions or for additional information.

 

Parenting In A Pandemic

10/27/2020 - 12/01/2020 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at

The Keene Family YMCA is offering a FREE 6-Week Parenting Skills Class via ZOOM Tuesdays from 7p-8p starting October 27th through December 1st. Register online at keeneymca.org

 

 

Fall Festival Experience

10/29/2020 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at

We’re getting into the spirit of the season on our campus! Hop in the car and drive-thru to see and “feel” a bit of our community spirit. Signs will point the way to our main entrance, where you will receive a map and a treat for the ride. At the end of the tour, pull into our Prospect-Woodward Health Center cul-de-sac for a tasty homemade soup dinner packaged to-go! Please make a reservation by October 26th so we can plan accordingly. Event is rain or shine.

 

Wellness Massage for Pets

10/31/2020 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Monadnock Humane Society
101 West Swanzey Road

The Monadnock Humane Society in collaboration with Healthy Pets NH will host “Wellness Massage For Pets” on Saturday, October 31st from 10 to 2pm. The cost is $60. 

For years people have used massage to reduce stress, alleviate the aches and pains of everyday life, increase flexibility and to simply improve their overall wellness. Our pets can benefit from wellness massage in the same way.

This class will teach you how to massage each part of your pet’s body with the intention of keeping them happy and healthy.  The massage routine you will learn is designed to positively affect all the systems of your pet’s body leaving them with an overall feeling of well-being.  In return, you too will experience positive effects on your mood and emotions and you will be rewarded with an undeniable bond between you and your furry companion.

You will learn:

  • The benefits of massage on your pet
  • When massage is safe to use on your pet and when it is not
  • Reading your pet’s body language for safety throughout the massage
  • The different types of massage strokes and their appropriate uses
  • A whole body massage for wellness routine

These skills will be learned through a combination of lecture, demo and hands on skills practice.  You may bring your own pet to practice on if they are well behaved and can remain so for the length of the class.  Stuffed demo dogs will be provided for anyone who chooses not to bring a pet with them.

Informational email: April@HealthyPetsNH.com

Phone number: (603) 674-1176

Event website:  www.healthypetsnh.com

Online registrationhttps://pettech.net/classes/wellness-massage-for-pets/?fbclid=IwAR2gXxz9ZY3gbYWJyErc9hc5RJ1TlQnfJ4vucYQGcEye_COMcyUjy0tZL8E

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