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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/
03/18/2021 - 06/13/2021 - 12:00 am at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St
Have you heard of Sheila and Neil, “the first non-flightless snails in the world?” How about a snoogle, kelpie, pegamallow, or preying beetis? Maybe you’re familiar with the candy corn creature that “helps foster kids find their forever home with his tiny little brain and his HUGE heart?”
Each of these wonderful, whimsical creatures—and many more—are on display now at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC)’s 2021 incarnation of GLASSTASTIC, a popular biennial collaboration between K-6 students and professional glass artists from throughout New England.
A total of 27 glass sculptures will be on display at BMAC from March 18 through June 13, alongside a digital gallery of the nearly 800 drawings that were submitted by children from all across the United States. A reception for GLASSTASTIC and BMAC’s other spring exhibits will take place later this year.
BMAC is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with masks and social distancing required. Walk-ins are always welcome, or visitors can make a reservation in advance at brattleboromuseum.org.
03/31/2021 - 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.
04/13/2021 - 05/14/2021 - All Day at
The Brattleboro Rotary Club is proud to offer college scholarships again this year to graduating students t Brattleboro Union, Leland and Gray and Hinsdale, High Schools. the amount of the assistance will be $2,000 to $3,000 per student. A combination of financial need, academic achievement and community service will be used as the criteria for selecting recipients.
Applications and financial assistance forms are available at each school’s guidance department and at the Brattleboro rotary Club website, brattlebrorrotaryclub.org, and must be submitted by Friday, may 14, 2021 to john C. mabie c/o Windham Law, PLC, 45 Linden Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301.
The awards will be presented during part of graduation festivities at each high school in June of 2021.Students interested in this opportunity should contact their guidance department for the Rotary Club c/o John Mabie at 802.257.5295, ext. 9
04/15/2021 - 05/12/2021 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am at
The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) is hosting three virtual Hydropower Coffee Hour events to discuss and answer questions about the five Connecticut River hydropower facilities that applied for renewed operating licenses in December. The five facilities include the Turners Falls Dam and Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage in Massachusetts, and the Wilder, Bellows Falls, and Vernon Dams in Vermont and New Hampshire. Once they are issued, the licenses for these facilities will be in place for the next 30-50 years and impact more than 175 miles of the Connecticut River. It’s critical that we all speak up NOW in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to influence these operating licenses. Join CRC at these Hydropower Coffee Hours to learn more:
- April 15, 9:30am, River Critters
- May 12, 9:30am, River Recreation
Additional details and links to register can be found at www.ctriver.org/events. CRC staff and additional experts will be on hand to answer questions and share how the public can get involved in the hydro relicensing process to speak up for rivers. These events are devoted to question & answer. Each event has a unique topic to guide the conversation, but any questions related to the relicensing are welcome.
The three Hydropower Coffee Hour events are a follow-up to two informational presentations held by CRC in January that can be viewed online at www.ctriver.org/livestream or on CRC’s YouTube channel. We encourage attendees to view these presentations for additional background about the relicensing and related concerns.
04/24/2021 - 10/30/2021 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Farmers Market of Keene
The Farmer’s Market of Keene is now open every Saturday on Gilbo Avenue from 9 to 1 and Tuesdays from 3p-6p . Come show LOCAL fresh vegetables, fresh baked breads, & many other wonderful things…..With live music as well!
Don’t forget we also accept EBT!
04/28/2021 - 05/31/2021 - All Day at
Backed by this year’s theme – “Forever with our Community” – the Keene Family YMCA’s 2021 Annual Campaign launched Monday, April 26.
The Y, one of the region’s largest charitable organizations, raises funds year-round through its Annual Campaign to help families, children and seniors most in need to access Y programs and services, including childcare, swim lessons, summer camp and health and wellness classes.
Donations to the Y go directly to help in many ways, including:
- Tuition assistance for babies and toddlers in the Y preschool program
- Membership support for adults with disabilities
- Financial help for seniors so they can socially connect with older adults through the Y’s activity classes
- Scholarships for children and teens so they can be healthy by learning to swim, to do gymnastics, and other activity-based programs
- Support for community members to participate in the Y’s nationally recognized chronic disease prevention program for diabetes
To donate and join this cause-driven movement, visit the Y website at keeneymca.org. Donate online or download a 2021 pledge form and mail it to the Y at 200 Summit Road, Keene, N.H. 03431.
The Keene Family YMCA is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, committed to strengthening community through programs and services focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
05/01/2021 - 05/09/2021 - 12:00 am at
The Park Theatre is adding live-streaming concerts from well-known musical artists to its virtual offerings. These concerts come from all parts of the USA.
Virtual Park Theatre initial national artists include Joan Osborne (May 1), Keb’ Mo’ (May 5 & 6), Los Lobos (May 6), Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers (May 7), and the legend Dionne Warwick on Mother’s Day (May 9).
Joan Osborne and Keb’ Mo’ will be performing live from the recently re-opened City Winery performance, wine, and dining venue in New York City.
Future artists include country/blues artist Shannon McNally, Grammy® nominated folks artist The Milk Carton Kids, blues musician/singer/composer Bobby Rush, folk/pop duo Ports of Call, and folk singer Peggy Seeger.
Ticket prices for these live-streamed events start at $20. Some artists offer VIP packages as well. They can be purchased by going to virtualparktheatre.com or calling (603) 532-8888, or visiting the theatre box office at 19 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH. A percentage of each ticket is donated to The Park Theatre.
05/01/2021 - 10/30/2021 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Brattleboro Farmer’s Market
570 Western Ave (Route 9)
The Brattleboro Area Farmer’s Market is now open for the 2021 Season!
Join them each Saturday from 9am to 2pm for safe, in-person shopping at their site on Western Ave in Brattleboro as well as a curbside pickup option (view a list of participating curbside vendors here).
- Masks are required. Customers who cannot wear masks are asked to shop through our curbside pickup.
- 6′ distancing is required at all times.
- Please leave your dogs at home. We’re sorry, but dogs are not allowed at the market.
Stay tuned for market updates. You can view a complete vendor list here.
05/02/2021 - 08/22/2021 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Walpole Town Common
The Walpole Players have announced that last year’s popular Readings on the Common are returning! Beginning Sunday, May 2, at 4:00 PM, the Walpole Players will be holding their weekly meetings for Readings on the Common. These readings are not performances, rather simply reading through an assortment of scripts to choose one or more for another outdoor staged reading later in the summer.
The readings inspired by the need to only gather outdoors last summer and early fall led to a staged, costumed, and properly distanced reading of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” on the Common before an audience. This year’s readings will hopefully lead to one or more similar performances this year.
Anyone and everyone is invited to join us as a participant, as these readings are not meant to have an audience. This is a great way to discover your inner thespian! We will meet near the Bandstand on the Walpole Town Common. Please bring a lawn chair, water bottle, and a mask just in case one is needed.
Please email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com or call (603) 756-2535 if you need more information.
05/03/2021 - 05/15/2021 - 12:00 am at
Men Who Cook Fundraiser to Benefit RSVP America Reads program at Monadnock Family Services!
Monadnock Family Services is pleased to announce its virtual Men Who Cook fundraiser to benefit “America Reads”, a volunteer-based program that aims to build literacy skills with school children in the Monadnock region. With a minimum donation of $25, participants will receive a Men Who Cook cookbook, featuring over 70 local “chefs”, entrance into the virtual event on May 15th, and two complimentary tickets into a raffle with a chance to win wonderful prizes.
You can support the Men Who Cook fundraiser by visiting www.mfs.org.
For questions, please call 603-338-0052.
05/06/2021 - 05/08/2021 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at
The Keene State College Department of Theatre and Dance presents Re[Member]: An Evening of Dance on Thursday-Saturday, May 6-8, 2021 in the Main Theatre of the Redfern Arts Center. Evening of Dance is an annual tradition that heralds the spring season.
Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Redfern Arts Center’s Main Theatre, with a 2:00 p.m. matinee scheduled for Saturday, May 8. Tickets are free and in-person seats are offered only to the Keene State College Community. At Keene State, a current COVID-19 testing wristband is required for entry into the building, and masks are required at all times. Reserved seating only; all patrons will be seated alone. The general public can access the performances as a free Livestream performance. Call the Redfern Box Office, 603-358-2168 or order online at keene.edu/arts/redfern.
05/07/2021 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at
05/07/2021 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at
Brattleboro Words Project and our Trail launch event happens this Friday, May 7th, from 4-6 pm at 118 Elliot in Brattleboro. More info: http://brattleborowords.org/
05/07/2021 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Downtown Brattleboro
The 2021 Season of Gallery Walk starts this Friday, May 7th from 5p-8p!
This is Brattleboro in technicolor, featuring a Markers’ Market with Main St. Flea, a stage with live music presented by The Stone Church, and Pop Up Art Stations around town! Head to the Gallery Walk, at brattleboro.com page for more details on this exciting event, happening the First Friday of every month from 5 to 8!!
05/08/2021 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Regional School
92 Wilson Street
St. Joseph’s Regional School on Wilson Street in Keene will host an outdoor Spring Craft Fair on Saturday May 8th from 9a-2p! Shop outdoors from an array of great local New England craft vendors. There will also be baked goods and lunch for sale, and a raffle of items from all vendors. It will be a fun way to spend time with Mom on her special weekend, AND you can shop for Mom too!
COVID protocols will be in place with vendors spaced out, masks required, and hand sanitizer stations readily available.
05/08/2021 - 10/30/2021 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Winchester Town Center
The Winchester Farmer’s Market returns for the season Saturday, May 8th!
Join them each Saturday on Main Street in downtown Winchester from 9a-1p for your fresh local produce, plants, 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.
05/12/2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have taken the art world by storm. In February 2021, collectors and speculators spent more than $200 million on NFT-based artwork, memes, and GIFs, and that was before digital artist Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple, sold a piece for $69 million at famed auction house Christie’s on March 11 — the third highest price ever fetched by a living artist, after Jeff Koons and David Hockney. But what exactly are NFTs, why are they commanding such astronomical prices, and what effect are they having on the broader art world? Digital artist and scholar Anne Spalter will answer these questions and more in a Zoom presentation titled “An Introduction to NFT Art,” hosted by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. Admission is free; to register, visit brattleboromuseum.org.
05/15/2021 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at United Church of Winchester
Clothing Giveaway: The United Church of Winchester is having a clothing giveaway in our parking lot on Parker St. in Winchester on Saturday, May 15th from 10 AM to1 PM.
Come and check out our free spring/summer clothing selections!
05/15/2021 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at United Church of Winchester
The United Church of Winchester is sponsoring a town-wide food drive on Saturday, May 15th. The food collected will be used to help keep the free Give-and-Take Blessing Nook in the Winchester Town Hall supplied. Shelf-stable foods, toiletries, and household cleaning supplies such as dish detergent may be dropped off at the church parking lot on Parker Street between 10 AM and 1 PM. (This is the same time and place as our spring/summer clothing giveaway.)
Please help your Winchester neighbors who need food!