Keene Community Connections on the Rec Center Front Lawn

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Date(s) - 07/15/2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Keene Parks & Recreation


The City of Keene Youth Services Summer Youth Program invites you to attend Keene Community Connections on the Rec Center Front Lawn, July 15th from 4-6pm!

This event was chosen and planned for by this year’s Summer Youth Program participants. The idea stemmed from their desire to reconnect and support one another following a year of social distancing and remote work/schooling.


The event will kick off at 4pm with a proclamation reading from Mayor George Hansel, in which he will touch upon the importance of community supports, kindness, and compassion in addressing mental health and wellness and will then officially declare the date of July 15th as Mental Health Awareness Day in Keene!

Afterwards, participants will be invited to browse the various tables and activities.

  • We are excited to announce Monadnock Myofascial Release will be in attendance to share information on their services and provide demonstrations as well as self-care tools!
  • We are also fortunate to have Everglow Wellness in attendance as well! They will be providing information on the wonderful services they provide to our community and the benefits to one’s overall sense of wellness!
  • Other participating vendors include Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention as well as community mental health agencies!

Please also note that the Summer Youth will be collecting donations on MCVP’s behalf at the event. Requested items include: women’s and children’s gym clothes, underwear, granola bars and raisins, coloring books and journals for adults, markers, and fidget items. The youth chose Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention in recognition of their important work for our community.

We will also have music, giveaways, and lawn games! Get ready for some Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, Kan Jam, and Lawn Bowling!!

The youth will also have rock painting set up if participants would like to paint a rock with kind words. These rocks will be placed around the outside of the Rec as well as other various City sites.

Our youth also wanted to encourage the community to experience the mental health benefits found in nature. Therefore, we will have seeds and plant pots to give away as well!

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