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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.

VFW Breakfasts

11/25/2020 - 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.

Conservation Opportunity Fund

12/16/2020 - 02/28/2021 - All Day at

The Cheshire County Conservation District is excited to announce the second year of a new grant program which will provide small grants up to $1,500 for wildlife habitat improvement projects. The Conservation Opportunity Fund’s mission is to provide funding for owners of small tracts of land who are interested in improving the wildlife habitat on their property. This program is an annual opportunity to support environmental stewardship and the ecological integrity of Cheshire County, NH.

The CCCD now seeks a new round of proposals from landowners of small tracts of land, less than 25 acres, who are interested in funding to make meaningful long-term impact on wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Eligible applicants include individuals, businesses, farmers, and/or forestland owners.

Types of projects eligible to receive funding from the Conservation Opportunity Grant include:

  • Installation of native pollinator habitat
  • Installation of rain gardens
  • Creation/maintenance of early successional habitat
  • Creation of vegetated buffers on surface waters (e.g. lakes, streams, etc)
  • Conversion of lawns and/or fields to native plant gardens

The above list of project ideas is not exhaustive – if you have a project idea that is not listed above please call the CCCD office to inquire about eligibility.

Request for Proposals and the 2021 Application forms, along with some resources related to eligible projects can be found on the CCCD’s website at www.cheshireconservation.org/conservation-opportunity-fund

Completed applications are due to the CCCD no later than March 1, 2021 and can be submitted digitally or by hard copy in the mail. Applications must be postmarked or received by email by the due date. Proposals can be mailed to Conservation Opportunity Fund, Cheshire County Conservation District, 11 Industrial Park Dr. Walpole NH 03608 or emailed to amanda@cheshireconservation.org Successful grant applicants will be notified of award by mid-April 2021.

 

The Conservation Opportunity Fund is a grant program that is privately funded and administered by the Cheshire County Conservation District. For further information, and to discuss project proposals contact: Amanda Littleton at 603-756-2988 x4 or amanda@cheshireconservation.org

Northfield Mountain Open for Outdoor Recreation- with Restrictions

12/16/2020 - 01/31/2021 - 12:00 am at Northfield Mountain
99 Millers Falls Road

Northfield Mountain will remain open for people to enjoy fresh air, exercise, sunshine, and socially-distanced fellowship with a few common-sense precautions:

  • Trail passes for skiing and snowshoeing are not required, and trails will not be groomed regularly.
  • The Visitor Center and yurt will remain closed to visitors.  No restroom facilities will be provided.
  • Skis and snowshoes will not be available for rental.
  • Visitors are urged to comply fully with the Massachusetts COVID-19 Travel Order when planning a visit.

When snow cover is sufficient, trails at the center will be opened for skiing and snowshoeing to all guests who are wearing masks and practicing social distancing at all times. At times when snow cover is absent or too icy, thin, or inconsistent, trails may be opened for hiking, walking, and cycling on fat bikes, again with masking and social distancing required of all. Visitors can get information about trail conditions and allowed activities by visiting FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain Facebook page www.facebook.com/northfieldmountain, web site www.firstlightpower.com/recreation, the Western Mass Cross Country Ski Areas Association web page, or by calling 413-659-4426.

 

Special Olympics NH 2021 Winter Water Events!

12/16/2020 - 02/03/2021 - 12:00 am at

Special Olympics New Hampshire has set the calendar for the upcoming season of Winter Water Sports. Like so many other things during the pandemic these all-important fundraising events have been reimagined. They will still include fun, excitement and of course… getting soaking wet.

The 2021 plunge events will all take place anytime between February 3-7, 2021. Winni Dip events will all take place anytime between March 3-7, 2021. All funds raised remain in the Granite State and benefit the more than 3000 athletes served by Special Olympics New Hampshire.

Registration for all events can be found here at www.SONH.org.

Take and Make January Kits

01/02/2021 - 04/30/2021 - 12:00 am at Conant Public Library
111 Main St

The Conant Public Library in Winchester is offering FREE “Take and Make” kits throughout the month of January. This month’s kits feature:

  • Snowflake Suncatcher Kit – includes a cardboard cutout snowflake, precut tissue paper, washable glue in a condiment cup, and a paintbrush.
  • Wood Painting – includes a wood slice, paint strips, and a paint brush.

Paw for the Cause Auction

01/04/2021 - 02/25/2021 - 12:00 am at

The Humane Society of Chittenden County is gearing up for their first-ever Paws for the Cause Auction, a virtual silent & live auction of items from local Vermont businesses. Bidding for the silent auction starts on February 15th and will take place up until the exciting live auction on February 25th. There is no fee or ticket required for this event and all proceeds will support Humane Society of Chittenden County’s many programs & services, which help rehome over 1000 animals per year; provide resources to help keep pets with the families who love them; offer humane education for all ages; and much more.

HSCC is currently accepting donations of high-value items (including gift cards, artisan goods, jewelry, and new handbags) from local businesses to support this event. Please contact Erin Alamed at the email or phone number above to verify the item can be accepted and to arrange drop-off at HSCC or pick-up at the business. Auction items will be accepted until February 5, 2021.

More information will be available on HSCC’s website (https://www.hsccvt.org/News-and-Events) and Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1239765199757650).

Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Camp Scholarship Now Accepting Applications for 2021

01/20/2021 - 03/31/2021 - 12:00 am at

Does your child have interest in farms or gardening? Would he or she like to explore these interests this summer? The Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship endeavors to connect young people with agriculture and the natural world around them. Through this scholarship, the Monadnock Localvores hope to inspire the next generation of local farmers and local food supporters, by giving regional children an opportunity, through summer camp, after school programs, or membership to NOFA NH, to experience sustainable farming practices first-hand and watch their efforts bear fruit.

The Monadnock Localvores are now accepting applications for 2021 as well as donations to the scholarship fund. Applications are due by March 31, 2021 and donations are accepted throughout the year. For more information, to request application material, or to donate to the scholarship fund, please contact the Cheshire County Conservation District at 603-756-2988 ext.4 or amanda@cheshireconservation.org.

Each year the Monadnock Localvores aim to provide scholarships to at least 25 youth and hope to accommodate as many children as funding can allow in 2021. More information is also available online at www.cheshireconservation.org/monadnock-localvores. If you are interested in receiving a paper copy, or a specified number of applications, please contact the CCCD by phone or email.

Free 15 Minute Parking In Downtown Keene!

01/21/2021 - 02/28/2021 - All Day at Downtown Keene
Main Street

THE CITY OF KEENE IS PROVIDING FREE FIFTEEN MINUTE CURBSIDE PICK UP AND LOADING PARKING SPOTS ALONG MAIN STREET AND ON CENTRAL SQUARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE. PLEASE USE THESE DESIGNATED SPOTS COURTESY OF THE CITY OF KEENE TO SUPPORT YOUR DOWNTOWN LOCAL RESTAURANTS, RETAILERS, AND SERVICES.

PARKING APP FOR DOWNTOWN KEENE PARKING

01/21/2021 - 02/28/2021 - All Day at

THE CITY OF KEENE HAS PARTNERED WITH THE PARK MOBILE APP TO PROVIDE FREE PARKING ON MAIN STREET. REGISTER WITH THE PARK MOBILE APP, AND YOU’LL RECEIVE TWO TOTAL HOURS OF FREE PARKING ON MAIN STREET THROUGH THE END OF FEBRUARY. FREE PARKING MAKES IT EASY TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES.

 

Hay/Sleigh Rides

01/23/2021 - 12/30/2021 - 12:00 am at

Explore our farm with horse-drawn rides pulled by our Belgian draft horse team, Jack and Max. Our team will literally take you over the stream and through the woods for an old- fashioned ride touring our farm’s 120 acres of fields and forest. Our hay and sleigh rides can accommodate a maximum of 10 people at a time (this includes children and adults). Sleigh rides on our trails require a base of 2 feet of snow. If we do not have enough snow, we will use the wagon instead of the sleigh. No refunds are issued if we need to switch.

We are booking private 30-minute rides. Every Saturday from 10-4. Tues/Thurs 2-4. Due to COVID, riders must wear masks.

 

Register Here: https://stonewallfarm.org/hay-sleigh-rides/

Kids invited to build mini ice shanties at online BMAC workshop, Jan. 23 & 30

01/23/2021 - 01/30/2021 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) presents “Mini Upcycled Ice Shanties,” an online workshop with Ross Smart on January 23 and 30 at 10 a.m. Children will use repurposed and recycled materials to build their own miniature ice shanties. The workshop is recommended for ages 8 to 12. Registration is required at brattleboromuseum.org. The fee for both sessions is $20.

On Saturday, January 23, Smart will share examples of upcycled shanties and talk about how ice shanties are built and used. Participants will reconvene on Saturday, January 30 to share what they have created and discuss using unconventional materials creatively.

Participants will be sent (or can pick up at BMAC) a hot glue gun, paint, and decorative flourishes for their creations. They will be encouraged to reuse materials from around the house, such bottle caps, jar lids, acorn tops, and pine cones, to complete their shanties.

This workshop is offered in connection with the inaugural Artful Ice Shanties Design-Build Competition, presented by BMAC and Retreat Farm; two current exhibits about ice fishing, “Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture” and “Erik Hoffner: Ice Visions”; and the exhibit “Overboard,” in which artist Andy Yoder transforms recycled materials into Air Jordan sneakers.

Free Online Series Re: Ice Fishing

01/27/2021 - 02/16/2021 - 12:00 am at

In connection with two exhibits about ice fishing, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) presents a series of free online events: a talk about ice shanty photographs and stories (Jan. 27), a documentary photography workshop (Feb. 11), and a panel on ice fishing culture and conservation (Feb. 16). Register in advance at brattleboromuseum.org.

100+Women Who Care Cheshire County

02/01/2021 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at

The next meeting of 100+Women Who care Cheshire County will be on Monday, February 1, 2021.   We will NOT be gathering IN PERSON but like the previous 2 meetings in both August and November we will be meeting via a zoom/webinar by invitation sent to our current members. If you are not a current member of 100+Women Who Care Cheshire County and would like to join, please go to  our website https://100pluswomencheshirecounty.com/ and find out more  about our group and how you can become a member. Or email us at 100pluswomencheshirecounty@gmail.com. All are welcome.

100+Women Who Care is based on the simple concept of bringing women together to make a greater impact on their community through collective giving. The group started in 2016 with 80 members and has grown to over 300 and  has raised over $230,000 for area nonprofits.

Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro Sr

02/04/2021 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) presents a one-time online screening of the HBO documentary “Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr.” on Thursday, February 4, at 7 p.m. Register in advance for this free event at brattleboromuseum.org.

The 39-minute film is presented in association with the BMAC exhibit “Figuration Never Died: New York Painterly Painting, 1950-1970,” which includes work by De Niro and nine other painters. After the film, the exhibit’s curator, Karen Wilkin, will offer insights and take questions from the online audience.

Super-weekend Cornhole tournament

02/06/2021 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at The Fieldhouse at Homestead Mills
2 South Winchester St

Come support NHDI and test your corn-hole skills against the best in the area!  The New Hampshire Dance Institute is hosting a tournament on Saturday February 6th at 6pm in the spacious Fieldhouse in Swanzey NH.  Cash prizes for the top two teams with raffles, 50/50 tickets, food and drink from the Pub and the Butt Stops here.

Over 21 please- Covid protocols will be followed.

Sign up now at NHDI.org or call 355-8911