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Christmas for Kids Program

Christmas for Kids Program

11/01/2021 - 12/08/2021 - 12:00 am at

The Winchester Learning Center will be holding its annual Christmas for Kids program for Winchester and Ashuelot children.  Signups will go from November 1st until December 8th, and parents will be able to choose their gifts on December 9th at Center Church.  Signups are by phone or email only.  Contact Roberta Royce at roycewlc@gmail.com or 603-239-7347.

Hay/Sleigh Rides

Hay/Sleigh Rides

11/01/2021 - 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.

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

New Rain Garden Installation Funding and Technical Assistance Program for Cheshire County Residents

New Rain Garden Installation Funding and Technical Assistance Program for Cheshire County Residents

11/01/2021 - 01/31/2022 - 12:00 am at

Are you interested in protecting your local streams, lakes, and rivers through gardening? Have you considered installing a rain garden but need more advice and resources to make the project possible?

The Cheshire County Conservation District is excited to announce a new partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ Soak Up the Rain Program, for a rain garden program in Cheshire County! Cheshire County residents can now request technical assistance with the possibility of a site visit, in advance of applying to the Conservation Opportunity Fund!

Interested Cheshire County residents can fill out a technical assistance request form, here!

This is an opportunity to get one-on-one technical assistance and see if a rain garden is a good fit for your property and protecting local surface waters. Applications for the Conservation Opportunity Fund are due February 1st, 2022. Seeking advanced technical assistance from Soak Up the Rain NH will help Cheshire County residents in writing a compelling Conservation Opportunity Fund application to get grant dollars for installing a rain garden!

More information about the rain garden program can be found at: https://www.cheshireconservation.org/raingarden

More information about the Conservation Opportunity Fund can be found at:

https://www.cheshireconservation.org/conservation-opportunity-fund

Toys For Tots

Toys For Tots

11/24/2021 - 12/16/2021 - 12:00 am at J&J Discount
24 Glebe Road

J&J Discount on Route 9 in Spofford is just one of many local Toys for Tots drop off locations!

This is absolutely 100% about getting toys for kids in Chesterfield, Spofford and the West Chesterfield area-  They are looking for donations of NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS to help make Christmas a little brighter for a child in need in the immediate area!

Drop off any day/time now through December 16th.

For a complete list of local drop off locations, click here. 

Trot it Off 5K Virtual Walk/Run

Trot it Off 5K Virtual Walk/Run

11/25/2021 - 12/04/2021 - 12:00 am at

As a way of connecting with friends near and far, we have decided to do a Virtual Trot it Off 5K this year. The run/walk will take place in a location of your choosing anytime between November 25th and December 4th. This running/walking race is perfect for the avid runner or the recreational walker hoping to burn off some calories from that extra serving of Thanksgiving pie.

Participate individually or as a team! Enter to win great prizes. 

Every person that registers to complete the 5K will be entered to win an OMS Big Truck hat AND if you send us a photo or video of you participating, you will be entered TWICE!

Runners!  Okemo Mountain School also has a  Strava account if you would like to get competitive with your 5K!  Click HERE to join the Okemo Mountain School Strava group to track your run!

Proceeds go to the OMS Scholarship Fund!

For questions or to submit pictures of your Trot it Off 5K, please email Ashley Belcher at abelcher@okemomountainschool.org.

Winchester Food Pantry has Moved!

Winchester Food Pantry has Moved!

12/01/2021 - 12/29/2021 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at United Church of Winchester
99 Main Street

Effective Immediately:

The Winchester food pantry also known as the Saint Vincent DePaul food pantry has moved to the United Church of Winchester on Main street in Winchester, their new distribution night is Wednesday’s from 6-7pm.

Local Insects and Spiders in Winter

Local Insects and Spiders in Winter

12/02/2021 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at

Monarch butterflies may have all flown to Mexico for the winter, but what are all the other insects and spiders up to now? On Thursday, December 2nd from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., join entomologist Charley Eiseman for a virtual tour of his yard on a winter day, in search of answers to this question. We’ll encounter some overwintering bugs, along with egg sacs, cocoons, nests, and other evidence of their presence.

For each of these clues we find, Charley will discuss who left it, their life cycle, and how they make it through the winter. There will be great photos, plus a preview of a cool 2022 calendar of Charley’s leaf-miner photos that’s available for purchase.  Charley shares his fascination and enthusiasm for the world of insects in his programs as well as in his popular BugTracks blog and award-winning book, Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species.  His scientific discoveries include many new species of insects, even several found in his own yard!   This free Zoom event is co-sponsored by the Dickinson Memorial Library and FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain.  To register email dmemlib@gmail.com .

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents online talk by sculptor William Ransom, Dec. 2

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents online talk by sculptor William Ransom, Dec. 2

12/02/2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) will present a free talk by sculptor William Ransom on Thursday, December 2, at 7 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. Register at brattleboromuseum.org.

Christmas Fair 2021

Christmas Fair 2021

12/03/2021 - 12/04/2021 - 12:00 am at First Congregational Church of Swanzey
679 Old Homestead Highway

The First Congregational Church of Swanzey will host the Annual Christmas Fair 2021 on:

  • Friday December 3rd from 4:00- 6:30pm
  • Saturday December 4th from 9:00am-1:00pm

Come shop for wreaths, swags, berry bowls & other decorations, the Basket Raffle, Vintage Christmas Items, Christmas Bake table

Christmas Cafe: beverages, soups, pork & turkey pies  (free coffee)

Friday Night Community Market

Friday Night Community Market

12/03/2021 - 12/17/2021 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Stonewall Farm
242 Chesterfield Rd

• Join us every Friday evening from 4 to 7 at Stonewall Farm in Keene to shop with local vendors selling agricultural, artisan, and service products.
• Enjoy lawn games and our beautiful grounds and animal barns.
FREE ADMISSION.
Vendors include Stonewall Farm organic vegetables, milk, ice cream, and meats. Plus, a variety of local products through the farm store.
• Pre-order take-out from Shree’s Kitchen Indian Food
• Calcite and Comfrey
• Monadnock Oil and Vinegar
• Nordshire Farm – eggs, loaves of bread, and baked goods
• Simply Charming Cupcakes
• Aloha of Keene
• Cheshire Chiropractic
• and more (Please note vendors vary from week to week.)

We are accepting vendor applications from food trucks, farmers, food producers, artists, artisans, and local services (think yoga, massages, etc). It is FREE to be a vendor at this event. You just have to promote a positive community vibe!

JORDAN TIRRELL-WYSOCKI TRIO : A CELTIC CHRISTMAS

JORDAN TIRRELL-WYSOCKI TRIO : A CELTIC CHRISTMAS

12/03/2021 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Park Theatre
19 Main Street

The Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio returns to The Park Theatre with a special holiday show… A CELTIC CHRISTMAS What a beautiful way to get into the spirit of the season. Join us at the holiday decorated Park Theatre in Jaffrey on Friday, December 3rd at 7:30pm for a night of pure magical music.

Putting a fresh spin on traditional Celtic music, the Jordan TW Trio delivers a dynamic show full of lively fiddle tunes, haunting airs and Yuletide classics. Fiddler/singer Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki is joined by fellow New Hampshire natives Matt Jensen on guitar and Chris Noyes on upright bass. The trio blends the music of Ireland and Scotland with their own original material, drawing on multiple genres to produce a unique sound that has been described as “larger-than-life” and “brisk, lean and exceedingly lovely.” In 2013 Jordan was awarded the title of “Master Artist” by the NH State Council On The Arts, and later named “Best Fiddler 2016” by NH Magazine.

Tickets: https://theparktheatre.org/

Winchester Farmer's Market

Winchester Farmer’s Market

12/04/2021 - 12/18/2021 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Winchester Town Hall
1 Richmond Road

The Winchester Farmer’s Market happens each Saturday INSIDE at the Town Hall on Main Street in downtown Winchester from 9a-1p for your fresh local produce, baked goods, hand made crafts and more!

 In an effort to keep our customers safe please wear a mask and do your best to social distance.

KHS Girls Basketball Cornhole Tournament

KHS Girls Basketball Cornhole Tournament

12/04/2021 - 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm at The Fieldhouse at Homestead Mills
2 South Winchester St

The KHS Girls Basketball Boosters Club is hosting a Cornhole Tournament to raise Money for the Keene High School Girls Basketball Program- happening on Saturday, December 4th at the Fieldhouse at Homestead Mills in Swanzey. Registration starts at 5:30pm bags fly at 6:00pm. $25 per person, $50 per team. Please come out get out of the cold and have a fun and enjoyable night and support the Teams.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree Lighting

12/04/2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Chapel By The Lake
529 Granite Lake Road

The Chapel by the Lake in Munsonville will be having their Christmas Tree Lighting on December 4th at 7:00 PM.  They’ll celebrate with the singing of your favorite Christmas Carols and refreshments.

529 Granite Lake Road, Munsonville.  Please join us.

"A Christmas Memory” 12/4 7:30PM, Bellows Falls VT

“A Christmas Memory” 12/4 7:30PM, Bellows Falls VT

12/04/2021 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stage 33 Live
33 Bridge Street

One performance only of an in-the-round staged reading / radio play / casual theater hybrid of A Christmas Memory, the quirky Prohibition-era Truman Capote story. John Hadden directs his adaptation of the tale along with David Stern and the Wild Goose Players and others, which will be recorded and filmed with a studio audience at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Saturday evening, December 4. Door at 7:00, show at 7:30. $10 suggested donation. Seating is limited. More info at stage33live.com

FRED MARPLE'S CHRISTMAS SHOW

FRED MARPLE’S CHRISTMAS SHOW

12/04/2021 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Park Theatre
19 Main Street

Join Fred for a grand show as he brings in the holiday season in his inimitable way- on Saturday, December 4th at 7:30pm at the Park Theatre in Jaffrey!

Tickets: https://theparktheatre.org/

Fred Marple is the unofficial spokesman for the town of Frost Heaves, the most under-appreciated town in New Hampshire. He’s on a one-man campaign to put Frost Heaves back on the map, since—as the town’s motto goes—you can’t get there from here. Fred—also known as humorist and songwriter Ken Sheldon—has appeared on New Hampshire Chronicle, in the pages of Yankee Magazine and New Hampshire Magazine, on radio, and in the viral Internet hit, “Yoga for Yankees.” He has appeared at town halls, church basements, and the homes of most of his friends, usually right around dinner time. He is a graduate of the Frost Heaves Academy and the East Coast School of Knife Sharpening and Carburetor Repair.

Hinsdale Farmers Market

Hinsdale Farmers Market

12/05/2021 - 12/19/2021 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Hinsdale Millstream Community Center
Main St.

The Hinsdale Farmer’s Market has moved inside!

Join them each Sunday from 9a-1p at the Millstream Community Center on Main Street in Hinsdale for homemade goods, produce, jams, breads, woodworking, crafts and more! Come grab a bite to eat and do a little local holiday shopping!

Dates:

  • Sunday, December 5th
  • Sunday, December 19th

UPROOTED:HEARTACHE & HOPE IN NH

UPROOTED:HEARTACHE & HOPE IN NH

12/09/2021 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at The Park Theatre
19 Main Street

Dr. Sara Withers, a senior lecturer at UNH, will present a screening of her film “Uprooted: Heartache and Hope in New Hampshire” A talkback with Dr. Withers will follow the film. FREE admission at the Park Theatre in Jaffrey on Thursday, December 9th at 2pm.

“Uprooted” is a thirty-minute documentary based on interviews collected during New Hampshire Humanities’ Fences & Neighbors initiative on immigration.

Telling the story of five refugees who resettled in New Hampshire after leaving war-torn countries, the film examines what it means to be a refugee and how these five individuals made new lives for themselves in a strange place, separated from their families and often without communities, English language skills, or jobs.

67th Annual Girl Scout Benefit Ski, Snowboard and Skate Sale

67th Annual Girl Scout Benefit Ski, Snowboard and Skate Sale

12/10/2021 - 12/11/2021 - 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm at Sts. James and Andrew Church
7 Church Street

Don’t miss the 67th Annual Girl Scout Ski, Snowboard & Skate Sale at Saints James and Andrew Episcopal Church, 8 Church Street, Greenfield, MA. 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 9th from 5pm-8pm ONLY.

Sale runs Friday, December 10th from 4pm-8pm and Saturday, December 11th from 9am-12pm. Credit cards will be accepted. There will also be refreshments provided by the Slip and Slide Café.

The troop was established in 2004, and the scouts are raising money to use toward a community service project. For more information call Leader, Tina Crocker, at 413-896-8576.

Bach by Candlelight

12/10/2021 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at The Marlborough House
9 Ling Street

Friday, December 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bach by Candlelight

The Marlborough House 9 Ling Street, Marlborough
Hybrid Event

Johann Sebastian Bach — Partita No. 3 in E major for solo violin (BWV 1006) — Partita No.2 in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004) Louisa Stonehill – Violin Followed by a Festive Celebration

Get Tickets Free – $30.00

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