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10/22/2022 - 03/05/2023 - 12:00 am at Nelson Withington Skating Facility
61 Memorial Park Dr
The Nelson Withington Skating Facility in Brattleboro, is open for the season!
𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬: 1–4 pm (Public Skate); 7–9 pm (Public Skate)
11/02/2022 - 12/16/2022 - 12:00 am at Brattleboro Retreat Trails
45 Farmhouse Square
The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) and Retreat Farm are now accepting entries for Artful Ice Shanties 2023. Registrations will be accepted until December 16, 2022.
Artists, ice fishing enthusiasts, tiny house aficionados, design-builders, and creative groups and individuals of all ages and experience levels are invited to enter. The first fifteen artists to register will receive a $200 stipend upon delivery of their shanty. Because stipends are limited, artists are encouraged to register early. There is no fee for entry. Registration forms and details are available at brattleboromuseum.org.
The Artful Ice Shanties outdoor exhibit is a place-based celebration of artistic talent, creative ingenuity, and the rich history of ice fishing at the Retreat Meadows. Last year, over 1,700 people attended the exhibit. This year, the shanties will be displayed on the Retreat Meadows ice across the road from Retreat Farm in Brattleboro, Vermont, from Saturday, February 18, through Sunday, February 26. Prizes will be awarded for notably artistic, inventive, fun, or silly shanties at an outdoor Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 25, at 2 p.m.
Eligible entries can be traditional or conceptual ice shanties, functional or wacky, permanent or temporary (as long as they can be moved and can withstand the wind, snow, and ice in mid-February, as well as exploration by the general public throughout the week), but they must be artful. Past Artful Ice Shanties have included a glass box that used recycled lenses to simulate the experience of the northern lights; a shanty by third and fourth graders that displayed animals’ winter survival strategies; an enormous black die with moons as dots; a seascape with a three-dimensional octopus; a shanty shaped like Baba Yaga’s house; and Namaskônek, a shanty inspired by the Algonquin ancestors of the region.
11/10/2022 - 12/16/2022 - 12:00 am at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St
The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) invites children in grades K-6 to dream up, draw, and submit imaginary creatures for the 2023 edition of GLASSTASTIC, a beloved biennial celebration of youthful imagination and creativity. Submissions are due by December 16, 2022. Guidelines and entry forms can be found at brattleboromuseum.org or picked up in person at BMAC.
Launched in 2011, GLASSTASTIC grew from 250 submissions the first year to over 1,200 in 2018. Each year, professional glass artists from throughout New England give generously of their time and talent to turn a selection of submitted student art into three-dimensional glass sculptures. The most recent exhibition, in 2021, featured 27 fantastical sculptures, including a snoogle, a kelpie, a pegamallow, a preying beetis, and Sheila and Neil, “the first non-flightless snails in the world.” Submissions came from schools across Vermont and New Hampshire and as far away as Washington state.
Every drawing submitted for GLASSTASTIC 2023, including those that are not selected to be made into glass, will be included in the exhibit, which will be on view at BMAC from April 22 through October 9, 2023.
11/17/2022 - 11/29/2022 - 12:00 am at
Community Volunteer Transportation Company (CVTC) is challenging all Monadnock Region drivers over the age of 21 to register to “Give a Ride” this November in honor of GivingTuesday.
CVTC’s goal is to reach 100 Volunteer Drivers by the end of 2022. Volunteer Drivers are needed in all 34 towns of the Monadnock Region to help people get to essential services such as the grocery store, bank, post office, pharmacy, and healthcare appointments. Rides are provided to those in the region who do not have access to needed transportation because of age, ability, economic situation, or other limiting circumstances. Volunteer Drivers only volunteer when it fits their schedule by selecting their own trips using an online database and Volunteer Drivers receive mileage reimbursement.
Those who are interested in joining CVTC’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.cvtc-nh.org or call 1-877-428-2882 x 5 to become a Volunteer Driver. For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org).
11/22/2022 - 12/15/2022 - 12:00 am at
As many gather for Holiday celebrations with family and friends, the American Red Cross urges donors to shake up their holiday traditions and plan a time to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks.
Blood and platelet donations tend to drop more than 20% during holiday weeks. Seasonal illness and the threat of winter weather can add more concern during a time of year that is traditionally hard on the nation’s blood supply.
Book now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
As a thank-you, all who come to donate Nov. 23-27 will get an exclusive Red Cross beanie, while supplies last. Thanks to our partners at Amazon, all donors who come to give blood Nov. 28-Dec. 15 will receive a $10 Gift card by email.*
Some upcoming Blood Drives in this area:
- Fitzwilliam- 12/9/2022: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fitzwilliam Town Hall, 13 Templeton Turnpike
12/5/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St. Bernard Church, 185 Main Street
12/10/2022: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monadnock Covenant Church, 90 Base Hill Road
12/13/2022: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Best Western Plus, 401 Winchester Street
11/25/2022 - 11/26/2022 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Green Mountain Orchard
130 W Hill Rd, Putney, VT 05346
Once more, Sandglass’ signature event, A Rafter of Crankies, will take place on Thanksgiving weekend in the atmospheric big hall of Green Mountain Orchard. Performances will take place on Friday November 25 at 7 PM and on Saturday November 26 at 5 PM and 7:30 PM.
This year’s crankie artists include annual favorites Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass, Anna Patton, and Brendan Taaffe. Donald Saaf will be rejoining the crew with something brand new. And, for the first time, Mary Fraser will bring one of her beautiful crankies to the event!
11/26/2022 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at First Congregational Church
679 Old Homestead Highway (rt 32)
Feeding Tiny Tummies Annual Craft Fair happens on Saturday, November 26th from 9-3 pm at the First Congregational Church, 679 Old Homestead Highway in Swanzey! Come join the FUN with 22 vendors, food, and raffle.
Feeding Tiny Tummies & Resource Center serves children and families in Cheshire County and Head start Programs in Sullivan County!
11/26/2022 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at VFW Post 5613
12 Hathorn Rd
The VFW Post 5613 Auxiliary will be hosting their 9th annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 26th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. It will be held at the VFW Hall on Hathorn Road (off Route 202) in Jaffrey, NH. Admission is free. A perfect start to your holiday shopping!!!
Offering over 40 tables of art and lots of various handcrafted items, Christmas décor, home décor, cards, jewelry, candles, personal care items and more, plus product vendors…Something for everyone! Bake sale and hot and cold lunch items will be available for purchase. Raffle winners will be announced at approximately 1:30.
11/26/2022 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Keene High School
43 Arch Street
The Annual Keene Holiday Craft Show will happen on Saturday, November 26th from 9 to 3 at Keene High School.
Visit KeeneCraftShow.com for more info!
11/26/2022 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Over the River Craft Fair
Freedom Reigns Therapeutic Riding Center will offer $2 Pony Rides and $5 Photos & Raffles on Saturday, November 26th from 9a-4p at the Over the River Craft Fair on Cold River Road in Walpole.
11/26/2022 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Target
46 Ash Brook Road
The New Hampshire State Police and Marine Corp Reserve have partnered to collect for Toys for Tots again this holiday season! Join them on Saturday, November 26th from 10a to 2p for their STUFF A CRUISER event, happening in front of Target on Ash Brook Road in Keene!
During this time, they will be collecting NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS for the Toys for Tots program this Holiday Season!
Please note they cannot accept stuffed animals, food, or homemade items
If you cannot make it to donate that Saturday, you can drop off your toy donation any time through December 1st to the New Hampshire State Police Troop C, located at 15 Ash Brook Court in Keene.
11/29/2022 - All Day at
Monadnock United Way will launch its seventh annual GivingTuesday campaign on November 29th. Their goal is to raise $20,000 in just one day: $10,000 from donors that will get matched by $10,000 in matching grants.
On GivingTuesday people all around the world come together to tap into the power of human connection to strengthen communities and change our world. Will you be one of them? Make your gift on November 29 and you can double your impact. You can help MUW raise $20,000 in one day! Make your donation by going to www.muw.org and clicking on the donate button or by texting “MUW” to 41444.
11/29/2022 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Park Theatre
19 Main Street
As a memorial to George Harrison on the first anniversary of his passing, The Concert for George was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 29 November 2002 . Organized by Harrison’s widow, Olivia, and son, Dhani, and arranged under the musical direction of Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne. A benefit for Harrison’s Material World Charitable Foundation, the all-star concert took place on the day of the first anniversary of his death. Proceeds from the film also went to the Material World Charitable Foundation. The film was shot using discreet cameras from over twelve locations.
12/01/2022 - 12/04/2022 - 12:00 am at Park Theatre
19 Main Street
A new London stage production of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is starting the holiday month off at The Park Theatre with filmed screenings of the play on December 1 and 4.
The special event Stage2Screen film will be shown on Thursday, December 1, at 7 pm and Sunday, December 4, at 2 pm and 7 pm. It will be screened in The Park’s 333-seat Eppes Auditorium with its 27-feet wide screen and 17-speaker ULTRA surround sound. Tickets are $15. Tickets for children 16 and under are $10. They can be purchased online at theparktheatre.org or by calling the box office at (603) 532-8888.
The Park Theatre performing arts center is located at 19 Main Street in downtown Jaffrey, New Hampshire. The facility is fully accessible.
12/02/2022 - 12/03/2022 - 12:00 am at Vernon Elementary School
381 Governor Hunt Rd
The 25th annual Home for the Holidays Craft fair at the Vernon Vermont Elementary School is back after a two-year hiatus! Join them on Friday, Dec 2nd from 4pm-8pm and Saturday, Dec 3rd from 9am-3pm, and check out all that the area’s crafters have to offer!
12/02/2022 - 12/03/2022 - 12:00 am at United Church of Christ in Keene
23 Central Square
The United Church of Christ in downtown Keene will host their Annual Christmas Fair featuring crafts, knitted items, children’s table, pets, jewelry, silent auction, mystery packages, grandmother’s treasures, stationery, berry bowls, indoor plants, wreaths, homemade baked goods, candy, and preserves!
Dates & Times: Friday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm & Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
12/02/2022 - 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm at First Congregational Church of Swanzey
679 Old Homestead Highway, Rt 32
The First Congregational Church of Swanzey will host their Christmas Fair 2022 on Friday December 2nd from 4:00-6:30pm, and Saturday December 3rd from 9am-1pm.
Come shop Wreaths, swags, berry bowls, & other decorations, Our popular basket raffle, Christmas caffe- beverages, corn chowder, & turkey pies
Crafts supporting local missions!
Holiday bake table!
12/02/2022 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Horatio Colony Museum
199 Main Street
Join the Horatio Colony House Museum for a weekend of festive events!
Their first event happens on Friday December 2nd from 7 to8:30 pm for a free Holiday Open House! Take a step back in time with us and experience the vibrance and beauty of a Victorian Christmas! The first floor of the museum will be decorated for the holidays, and our exhibit room will hold a temporary exhibit on Victorian Christmas traditions.
For more information call 603-352-0460 or email Horatio.email@example.com. Free!
12/02/2022 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Park Theatre
19 Main Street
Big bands have always loved the holidays. So many of the classic holiday standards were written during the big band heyday of the 1930s to 1950s. The Park Theatre plans a major big band concert to kick off the holidays on Friday, December 2, at 7:30 pm with The Freese Brothers Big Band. The band has been a favorite to New Englanders for 40 years. They played an electrifying concert at The Park Theatre last summer.
The 18-piece orchestra has put together a special holiday show entitled “Swinging Into The Holidays.” The band will also have a featured singer, Sarah Herron.
The dance floor will open as well as the bar. Tickets are $20. They can be purchased online at theparktheatre.org or by calling the box office at (603) 532-8888.
The Park Theatre performing arts center is located at 19 Main Street in downtown Jaffrey, New Hampshire. The facility is fully accessible.
12/03/2022 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at Paws to Groom
89 Main st
The monthly Paws to Groom fundraiser to benefit local animal rescue groups will happen on Saturday, December 3rd from 8 to 4 at their facility on Main Street in Marlborough. $5 nail trims, no appointment needed. 100% of profits this month will go to Amazing Grace Animal Sanctuary in Sullivan. This wonderful place provides a safe shelter for all types of animals.
12/03/2022 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Paws to Groom
89 Main st
The Paws to Groom annual pet food drive to benefit the pet food pantry at the Monadnock Humane Society will happen on Saturday, December 3rd from 8 to 5 at their business on Main Street in Marlborough, New Hampshire. Held in conjunction with our monthly “Cause” Saturday, we will be collecting donations of (unopened) bags/cans of pet food. Dog, cat, small animal. Everything will go to help pet parents in our community who are dealing with food insecurity for their four-legged family members.
12/03/2022 - 8:30 am - 2:00 pm at Jonathan Daniels Preschool
227 Maple Avenue
The Jonathan Daniels Preschool will host their annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 3rd from 8:30 to 2pm, just in time for the holidays!
Come shop fine handcrafts, gifts, holiday trimmings, lunch, snacks and raffles!
12/03/2022 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Marlborough Middle School
41 Fitch Court
Vendors wanted! Come support local crafters and vendors while supporting Marlborough School PTO and get some holiday shopping done at their Holiday Craft Fair, happening on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 to 1 at the Marlborough School. The Scholastic Book Fair will also be set up in the library.
Contact MarlboroughNHPTO@gmail.com to secure your spot as a vendor.
12/03/2022 - 9:30 am - 1:00 pm at Fast Friends
14 West Swanzey Road
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO FAST FRIENDS!
Bring your dog of any breed, cat, or other small pet for a photo with our very own Fast Friends’ Santa! Every family will go home with a goodie bag for their pet (while supplies last).
All money raised from Pet Photos with Santa will go to help the adoptable dogs.
If you are interested in having a Pet Photo with Santa to please call 603-355-1556 and reserve your time. Appointments will be 10 minutes long, beginning at 9:30 am and ending at 1:00 pm. You do NOT need to pay when you make your reservation.
We will also be offering photos for our Doggy Daycare and Boarding customers on select days in December. Simply let the desk know that you would like your dog to have a photo with Santa when you check in on December 5, 8, 12, or 15. We will have your photo ready when you pick up that evening.
More info: http://www.helpinggreyhounds.org/
12/03/2022 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Horatio Colony Museum
199 Main Street
On Saturday December 3rd from 1p-2p all are welcome to a free Victorian Christmas Carol Sing Along! Back for the second year, join us in the Horatio Colony Museum Garden to sing some holiday favorites. The song list will include Victorian classics as well as more recent favorites. This event is outside- so please bundle up!
For more information call 603-352-0460 or email Horatio.firstname.lastname@example.org.
12/03/2022 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at United Church of Winchester
99 Main Street
The United Church of Winchester on 99 Main St will host a Family Style Bean Supper on Saturday, December 3rd from 5pm to 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.
The menu will be featuring baked ham, two kinds of beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and dinner rolls with your choice of homemade pie.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12.
We will still have more distance between tables in accordance with Covid guidelines. To preorder take home meals call 603-239-4465 before 3pm. Customer’s with a non perishable food donations for the local food pantry will receive $1.00 off this dinner.
12/07/2022 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Cedarcrest
91 Maple Avenue
Excitement is building at Cedarcrest on Maple Avenue in Keene for the 75th Annual Tree Lighting happening on Wednesday, December 7th at 5:30pm! This wonderful tradition involves gathering together, participating in a brief holiday sing-along, and enjoying refreshments with the children as we “flip the switch” and kick off the holiday season. Join Cedarcrest friends, family and staff as they gather at 5:30 pm in the Atrium at Cedarcrest and then head outside for the awe-some celebration and return inside to warm up and spend some time with St. Nick!
Want to bring a group? School Club, Scouts, bowling league, or golf group? Sounds great!
Please let Patty Farmer know! 603-358-3384
Masks must be worn inside when not eating/drinking.
12/08/2022 - 12/10/2022 - 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm at Sts. James and Andrew Church
7 Church Street
Girl Scout benefit winter equipment sale at Saint’s James and Andrew Episcopal Church, 8 Church Street, Greenfield, MA happens Friday, December 9th from 4 to 8 and Saturday, December 10th from 9 to Noon. Credit cards will be accepted.
It’s time to clean out your sports closet and get rid of that unused winter equipment. Consignment items and donations in clean, good, and useable condition will be accepted on Thursday, December 8th from 5pm-8pm ONLY. Vendor will have new and used equipment for sale as well.
12/09/2022 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at New England Center for Circus Arts
10 Town Crier Drive
Come see our flying trapezists fly through the air with the greatest of ease during the New England Center for Circus Arts student recital and staff demo happening on Friday, December 9th at 5:30pm. This recital is by donation, no reservations required, and appropriate for all ages.
Then starting at 6:30pm, try the flying trapeze yourself during Flight Night immediately following the recital. Students ages 7 and up can climb the ladder, take off from the platform, hang upside down by their knees, and do a backflip into the net if you’d like! No previous experience needed, just bring a dream of flying and your curiosity for adventure. $10 for one swing or $20 for three swings.
Recital – Fri, Dec. 9 from 5:30-6:30 pm
Flight Night – Fri, Dec. 9 from 6:30-7:30 pm
10 Town Crier Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301
COST: Recital is by donation
Flight Night is $10-20
REGISTER for Flight Night here: https://necenterforcircusarts.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=168827
12/10/2022 - 12/11/2022 - 12:00 am at Hotel Coolidge
39 S Main St
Visiting Nurse & Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire present the Winter Fest at the Junction Weekend Celebration!
Don’t miss the Fa La La Holiday Revue on Saturday, December 10th from 7 to 9pm at the Briggs Opera House and a One Stop Holiday Shoppe & Artisan Fair happening on Sunday, December 11th from 10 to 4 at the Coolidge Hotel Ballroom.
Proceeds from Winter Fest will benefit Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT & NH. Additionally, they will be gathering items in support of The Haven.