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Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department Friday Night Roller Skating Extension

Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department Friday Night Roller Skating Extension

04/08/2022 - 06/10/2022 - 12:00 am at Nelson Withington Skating Facility
61 Memorial Park Dr

The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department would like to announce that they will be extending their Friday Night Roller Skating at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility.

Join us every Friday night from April 8th, 2022, to June 10th, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a night full of roller skating and roller blading!

In addition to the extended season, three of these nights will be themed: May 6th– Luau Night, May 20th– 80’s Night, June 10th, Neon/Glow In The Dark Night. We hope to see you there and dressed for the theme!

The snack bar will be open and various snacks will be available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed.

Participants need to bring their own roller skates/roller blades, we do not have any available. Helmets are required for all. Pads are recommended.

Daily fees are $3.00 for Brattleboro Resident Students, $4.00 for Brattleboro Resident Adult, $4.00 for Non-Brattleboro Resident Students and $5.00 for Non-Brattleboro Resident Adults.

For all programs, events, facility information, and more please visit our website at www.brattleboro.org. Once you are on this page hover over the “Sport and Recreation” tab found on the blue horizontal bar. A new drop-down menu will appear and click “Recreation and Parks”. If there are special needs required for this program, please let us know by five days in advance. Click the link below for our website where you can register for specific programs online.https://register1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/vtbrattleboro.wsc/splash.html  Make sure you “Like” us on Facebook at “Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department” and follow us on Instagram at “brattleboro_recandparks”. For more information call the Gibson Aiken Office at 254-5808 Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Senior Tennis

Senior Tennis

04/26/2022 - 08/30/2022 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Living Memorial Park
61 Guilford St

The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Senior Center is pleased to announce they will be continuing to offer Senior Tennis on every Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for anyone 55 years old and older effective immediately.

This program will be held at the Living Memorial Park Fred H. Harris Tennis Courts. This is a freelance program with no instruction, no officials, and not participation fee. Participants must have their own equipment. All abilities are welcome!

If there are special needs required for this program or more information is requested, please call program leader Ruth Lane at 802-254-6772 or Sarah Clark at the Brattleboro Senior Center at 257-7570 or email her at sclark@brattleboro.org.  Please see our website for a complete listing and description of events at www.brattleboro.org. Do not forget to follow us on Facebook at “Brattleboro Senior Center”.

Become A Pet Foster Home!

Become A Pet Foster Home!

05/01/2022 - 05/31/2022 - 12:00 am at Monadnock Humane Society
101 West Swanzey Road

The Monadnock Humane Society is in need of FOSTER HOMES!

Our Foster Homes are a vital part of our organization. MHS relies on Foster Homes to provide a safe, secure environment for many of our animals that is significantly less stressful than the shelter. This is especially important for animals who are dealing with a medical issue and need to recover.

When you open your hearts and home to foster an animal in need, you also help us keep shelter space free for animals that are available for adoption or for the shelter to take in other animals on an emergency basis.

This month we are actively recruiting foster hero’s who want to make a difference. Please read our full foster home “job” description here bit.ly/animalfoster and consider signing up to become a MHS foster home today bit.ly/MHSFosterHome

NOTE: Some animals stay longer than a few months, and we advise that you take this into consideration when deciding if you would like to participate in our foster program.
Monadnock Humane Society will provide all necessary supplies for the pets in foster care.

Give A Fix.  Care to Spay? Nod to Neutering

Give A Fix. Care to Spay? Nod to Neutering

05/01/2022 - 05/31/2022 - 12:00 am at

Donate to the Windham County Humane Society today.

  • Your donation will help spay and neuter animals and find forever homes for so many hurting, homeless and unwanted animals.
  • Your donation helps us counsel people so pets are not surrendered and stay with their families, educate our community about the humane treatment of animals, provide the community with spay/neuter services, and much more!
  • Your generous support today will literally save the lives of hundreds of animals.

Please, be a part of making the 2022 Spring Campaign a success by sending a generous gift today. Give to Fix Overpopulation. Or mail a check to WCHS, PO Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program

05/01/2022 - 05/31/2022 - All Day at

Hundred Nights Shelter has been selected to be a part of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment.

Throughout the month of May, each time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Keene Hannaford store, $1 will be donated to Hundred Nights. Shoppers can also purchase reusable Community Bags via Hannaford-To-Go online (https://www.hannaford.com/departments) . This program provides the opportunity to be good to the planet and make a local donation to a worthy nonprofit. Visit hannaford.bags4mycause.com for more information.

The mission of Hundred Nights, Inc. is to provide shelter and crisis related services to those at risk of or experiencing homelessness year-round. To make a donation to the Capital Campaign, visit www.hundrednightsinc.org or contact Mindy Cambiar, Executive Director: 603-352-5197 or hundrednightsinc@gmail.com .

Volunteers Needed at Ashuelot Park

Volunteers Needed at Ashuelot Park

05/07/2022 - 07/02/2022 - 8:00 am - 10:30 am at Ashuelot River Park
West Street

The Friends of the Arboretum at Ashuelot River Park are looking for volunteers to help plant!

Anyone willing to help out, please meet the first Saturday of each month at Asheulot River Park on West St in Keene during the planting/growing season from 8am to 10:30am.

Our first meeting will be on Saturday, May 7th- We will be tarping invasive knotweed and covering the flower beds with composted leaves supplied by the Parks Dept.

People can just show up and we’ll get them working. Gloves and a rake would be helpful too.

Everyone is welcome – it’s the People’s Park and it needs all of our help.

Background: This group of The Friends is newly incorporated and is working with the Park Advisory Board and the Parks Dept. to revitalize the Park. The Friends has a small Board, a group of 10 Master Gardeners and a few volunteers. Building our crew of volunteers is this year’s big project. We are planning a Rain Garden too,  with a grant from the Cheshire Conservation Commission’s Opportunity Fund. We’re planting NATIVES!

Bellows Falls declares May, Art Month 

Bellows Falls declares May, Art Month 

05/09/2022 - 05/29/2022 - 12:00 am at

May, Art Month in Bellows Falls celebrates the artists, events, shops and restaurants that contribute year-round to the cultural richness and economic stability of the community.

The celebration kicks off on May 9 with an exhibition at Flat Iron Cooperative, 51 The Square, of artists who are participating in the 30th anniversary of the Vermont Crafts Council’s Open Studio tour on Memorial Day weekend.

The Bellows Falls celebration culminates with Open Studio Weekend May 28 and 29.

33 Bridge will host a mix of seven artists exhibiting there—along with music and food during the weekend. Artists participating include: Nick Kekic, blown glass; Clare Adams, painted glass, Teresa Hall, pottery, Mike Lewis, stone; Scott Morgan, paintings on canvas and guitars; Shannon Parker, jewelry; and Jeanette Staley, canvas floor cloths. In addition, visitors are invited to the studios of Phyllis Rosser, Robert McBride and Mindy Fisher, as well as the River Artisans Cooperative, Canal Street Gallery and Main Street Arts in Saxton River.

For details:www.facebook.com/ArtinBellowsFalls/

Birding on the Farm Workshop Series

Birding on the Farm Workshop Series

05/16/2022 - 03/22/2023 - 12:00 am at

This spring, the Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) in partnership with the Antioch Bird Club, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District (Winham NRCD), and Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society will launch a multi-part workshop series running through 2023.

Participants will learn about farm habitat dynamics for birds, habitat management, wildlife conservation on the farm, as well as species identification from experienced bird guides. This workshop series is open to birders and enthusiasts of all skill levels! Participants may bring binoculars with them, and weather appropriate dress and boots for walking are recommended.

Workshop dates and locations:

  • May 16th at 8:00AM: Alyson’s Orchard, Walpole, NH
  • June 18th at 7:30AM: Upper Meadows, Rockingham, VT
  • October 1st at 9:00AM: Picadilly Farm, Winchester, NH
  • January 21st, 2023 at 9:00AM: Location TBD
  • March 22nd, 2023 at 10:00AM: Location TBD

More details for 2023 dates will be made available soon!

Registration is required: https://birdingonfarm.eventbrite.com

For more information or assistance in online registration please contact CCCD at 603-756-2988 x3011 or benee@cheshireconservation.org

Start Small, Think Big Campaign

Start Small, Think Big Campaign

05/16/2022 - 06/10/2022 - All Day at

The Monadnock United Way and The Local Crowd are proud to launch the Start Small, Think Big campaign from May 16 through June 10. All gifts given on The Local Crowd’s crowdfunding platform during this time will benefit Monadnock United Way’s signature early childhood initiative Impact Monadnock (IM), which seeks to improve outcomes for all children in the Monadnock Region from birth to age eight and their families.

 

To make a gift: https://tlcmonadnock.com/

Keene Jazz Orchestra Jazz Concert

Keene Jazz Orchestra Jazz Concert

05/20/2022 - 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm at Redfern Arts Center
90 Wyman Way

The Keene Jazz Orchestra is enthused to announce its upcoming Spring Concert of traditional and contemporary big band music at the Redfern Arts Center on Friday, May 20th at 7:30pm.

Celebrate big band jazz with the Keene Jazz Orchestra and returning vocalist Leila Teitleman. The Jazz Orchestra, founded 18 years ago by Scott Mullett, and now under the direction of local bassist Steve Cady, will continue to celebrate all the jazz that Scott brought to the Monadnock region.

Tickets are available at Toadstool Bookstore in Keene and Prime Roast on Main St along with on-line at www.keenejazzorchestra.org. The Orchestra encourages people of all ages to attend this concert for a rare opportunity to hear authentic Big Band music live . The Orchestra’s mission is to keep alive the big band genre of American music.

Annual Spring Plant Sale

Annual Spring Plant Sale

05/21/2022 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at First Congregational Church of Swanzey
679 Old Homestead Highway

The Old Homestead Garden Club will host their annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 21st from 8am to 1pm at the First Congregational Church on Route 32 in Swanzey.

Come shop annuals from a reputable grower. Perennials from our Swanzey gardens .

Assorted house plants.

Come early for the biggest and best!

1st Annual Winchester Family Fair

1st Annual Winchester Family Fair

05/21/2022 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Winchester School
85 Parker Street

Early Childhood Professional Learning Community presents the 1st Annual Winchester Family Fair, happening this Saturday, May 21st from 9 to noon at the Winchester School Auditorium!

Come meet the birth-to-five and community support vendors for free info, snacks, raffles and more!

Lots of child friendly games, activities and more!

Monadnock Garden Club Plant Sale

Monadnock Garden Club Plant Sale

05/21/2022 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Wyman Tavern
339 Main Street

The Monadnock Garden Club, a member of The Garden Club of America,  Is hosting it’s annual Plant Sale on Saturday May 21 st at the Wyman Tavern, 339 Main Street, Keene NH, 9-11 am, rain or shine, cash or check only. Please bring a box or bag to transport your plants home.

Proceeds from the Plant Sale will benefit Monadnock Garden Club community projects and scholarships.
Club members will be available to answer questions and assist with plant selections.
Members will offer information on Composting and on the invasive Jumping Worm, how to identify it, and prevent it’s spread in NH. For more information: monadnockgardenclub.org and Facebook

Wellness Festival

Wellness Festival

05/21/2022 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at United Church of Christ in Keene
23 Central Square

MAPS Counseling Services presents an Annual Fundraising Event: Wellness Festival, happening Saturday, May 21st from 9 to 4 at the United Church of Christ on Central Square in downtown Keene!

Come support hope and healing….fun for all ages, including dance, massage, art, yoga, meditation, raffles, wellness products for sale and more.

Free admission. Donations welcome.

More info: mapsnh.org/events

World Fish Migration Day

World Fish Migration Day

05/21/2022 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Turner’s Falls Fishway
Avenue A

Ice Cream and Questing Adventures ~ Great Fun for All Ages

On Saturday, May 21st, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., celebrate World Fish Migration Day with a visit to our underwater viewing windows at FirstLight’s Turners Falls Fishway.  Learn about the amazing journeys of migratory fish as they travel upriver during their spring spawning run.  Pick up a copy of our new Fishway quest.  Walk the paved Canalside Trail and learn about migratory fish and an historic mill village.  Designed for all ages, this self-directed one-mile adventure leads you from clue to clue on an educational scavenger hunt. Solve the clues to find the secret location of the Quest box.  Share the location with the Fishway staff and receive a gift certificate for an ice cream cone at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant across the river in Gill.  Have fun and good luck!

25th Anniversary of Hinsdale Millstream Community Center

25th Anniversary of Hinsdale Millstream Community Center

05/21/2022 - 10:45 am - 1:00 pm at Hinsdale Millstream Community Center
Main St.

All are welcome to attend the 25th Anniversary of the Hinsdale Millstream Community Center on Saturday, May 21st from 11 to 1.

Tractor Parade downtown starting at 10:45am, Guest Booths at the Community Center, Free Clothing Drive across the street at the First Congregational Church from 9a-Noon, Live Music in the Park, Hinsdale FD “Touch A Truck”, door prizes, food for sale and MORE!

Mutts and Mayhem

Mutts and Mayhem

05/22/2022 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Greenfield Recreation Department
1 Nash's Mill Road

Bring your dog to Mutts and Mayhem at the Green River Swim Area in Greenfield, Massachusetts for our inaugural obstacle course designed for humans and their canine companions, happening on Sunday, May 22nd starting at 11am.

Guided on-leash by their trusty pet parents, Mutts and Mayhem participants will run or walk, jump or hop, swim or splash to get through the course. Get muddy, have fun, and win prizes!

More info: https://www.greenfieldrecreation.com/muttsandmayhem.html

Music for Ukraine

Music for Ukraine

05/22/2022 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Mariposa Museum
26 Main Street

All are welcome to come enjoy an afternoon to raise funds for Ukrainian Relief- happeni ng on Sunday, May 22nd from 1 to 3pm at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough. The afternoon will include a 30 minute musical performance, poetry, Ukrainian finger foods, and a Ukrainian Pysanki Egg Silent Auction.

Tickets are $50 for adults, $10 for children.

100% of the proceeds of the event and auction will go towards the following two organizations providing aid to Ukraine:
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HIAS
HIAS works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. For more than 130 years, HIAS has been helping refugees rebuild their lives in safety and dignity. www.hias.org

World Central Kitchen
World Central Kitchen is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. We build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. www.wck.org

Tickets – $50Child Ticket – $10
Additional donations towards the cause can be made at the event.

Tickets: https://www.monadnockmusic.org/classical-music-concert-event-schedule.html#may22

Windham Philharmonic concert

Windham Philharmonic concert

05/23/2022 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Latchis Theater
50 Main Street

The Windham Philharmonic under the direction of Hugh Keelan will perform a concert at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro on Monday, May 23rd at 7 pm.

Admission for the event is by donation, and we request that all audience members be masked and vaccinated.

On the program are Brahms Serenade No. 2 and Bach Contrapunctus Nos. 1 and 7 arranged by Hugh Keelan for chamber orchestra.

Adult Community Potluck Luncheon

Adult Community Potluck Luncheon

05/25/2022 - 11:45 am - 1:15 pm at First Congregational Church of Swanzey
679 Old Homestead Highway

The First Congregational Church of Swanzey will host their monthly Adult Community Potluck Luncheon on Wednesday May 25th from  11:45am-1:15pm

Bring a dish to share: main course, salad, or dessert!

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