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Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents talk by artist Roberto Visani and curator David Rios Ferreira, May 26

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents talk by artist Roberto Visani and curator David Rios Ferreira, May 26

05/26/2022 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) will present a free talk by artist Roberto Visani and curator David Rios Ferreira about the exhibit “Form/Reform” on Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. Visani and Rios Ferreira will lead a walkthrough of the exhibit for a small group of in-person participants as well as an online audience, then talk about the exhibit and answer questions. Register at brattleboromuseum.org.

Form/Reform” features cardboard-kit recreations of well-known art historical objects that reference the trans-Atlantic slave trade, including sculptures by Hiram Powers, Jean Baptiste Carpeaux, and others.

Sullivan Center Yard & Plant Sales!

Sullivan Center Yard & Plant Sales!

05/27/2022 - 05/28/2022 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Sullivan Yard Sales
312-440 Centre Street

Sullivan Center Yard & Plant Sales-Lots of Items! Friday*, May 27 and Saturday, May 28, 9 am – 3 pm (2pm for church & library), 312-440 Centre Street, Sullivan.  Rain or shine.  Annual Fire Department Fundraiser Yard Sale.  Sullivan Church Indoor Yard Sale.  Friends of the Sullivan Library Plant and Book Sale (*Saturday only).  Perennials $3 each.

Marlborough Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Marlborough Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

05/28/2022 - 05/31/2022 - 8:30 am - 7:00 pm at Marlborough Garden Club
102 Main Street

The Marlborough Garden Club Annual Plant sale will happen Saturday, May 28th through Tuesday, May 31st at 102 Main St (Route 101) in Marlborough, NH. (watch for signs)

Lots of perennials; EXACT CASH ONLY; self service locked cash box, no change made.

Funds support the club, which does all the lovely flower beds through the town of Marlborough.

Chesterfield Farmer's Market

Chesterfield Farmer’s Market

05/28/2022 - 10/29/2022 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Chesterfield Town Center
490 NH-63

Chesterfield Farmers Market is a venue for Chesterfield farmers, gardeners, food producers, and artisans!  Come shop locally made and locally grown every Saturday from 9am to noon on Route 63 in downtown Chesterfield.

Opening Day is May 28th!

Matt Nakoa

Matt Nakoa

05/28/2022 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm at The Park Theatre
19 Main Street

Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. Catch him perform at the Park Theatre in Jaffrey on Saturday, May 28th at 7:30pm.

A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America, and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.”

Tickets: https://theparktheatre.org/

Breanna Elaine 5/29/22 in Bellows Falls VT

Breanna Elaine 5/29/22 in Bellows Falls VT

05/29/2022 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Stage 33 Live
33 Bridge Street

Breanna Elaine will play the Stage 33 Live listening room at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Sunday, May 29 at 7:00 PM. $10 in advance, $15 at the door – all proceeds go to the performer. Limited seating. The performance will be recorded and filmed. More info at stage33live.com

GENTLY UNHINGED (Circus Show)

GENTLY UNHINGED (Circus Show)

06/03/2022 - 06/05/2022 - 12:00 am at New England Center for Circus Arts
10 Town Crier Drive

Embrace the journey, the imperfections, and the beauty in “Gently Unhinged” by the New England Center for Circus Arts’ Professional Track students. In their 2nd year of training, these students are presenting an end of year circus showcase exploring what it is to be broken and then mended into a stronger form than the original. This showcase is inspired by the Japanese art form, kintsukuroi meaning “to repair with gold.” Come see the relationship between kintsukuroi and circus in “Gently Unhinged.”

WHEN: June 3-5.
There are two different casts with different acts resulting in Show A and Show B versions as follows:
– Cast A performs: Friday, June 3 @ 7:30 pm & Saturday, June 4 @ 3:30 pm (Cast A: Thea, Colleen, Joelle, Shir, Abigail, Jessica, Bri)
– Cast B performs: Saturday, June 4 @ 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 5 @ 1 pm (Cast B: Darian, Chanty, Marine, Layton, Cheyenne, Megan, Josephine)

WHERE: NECCA’s Trapezium
10 Town Crier Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

COST: $12-25

TICKETS: https://our.show/gentlyunhinged

MORE INFO: https://necenterforcircusarts.org/about/gently-unhinged/

Middle School Dance

Middle School Dance

06/03/2022 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at The LEAF Charter School
789 Gilsum Mine Rd.

Calling all Middle School Students!

Please join us at the LEAF Charter School for  dancing, games, and an ice cream social on Friday June 3rd from 7pm to 9pm. DJ Lee will be spinning the tunes! LEAF Charter School is located at 789 Gilsum Mine Road in Alstead. Call Judy Hoffman at 603-352-1829.

Volunteers Needed for Food Drive

Volunteers Needed for Food Drive

06/04/2022 - 06/05/2022 - 12:00 am at

United Way of Greater Nashua’s annual “Community-Wide Food Drive” is coming up on June 4th and 5th and we’re looking for volunteers to help us collect 2 tons of food for our local soup kitchens and food pantries. The summer months are the time of year when food donations at their lowest, and we’ll be helping fill soup kitchens’ and pantries’ increased need of donations with our drive at nearly 15 stores during the first weekend in June. The drive will take place from 10am to 2pm on both days at supermarkets and convenience stores in Nashua, Hudson, Merrimack, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, and Milford. Volunteers will be distributing flyers to interested shoppers and encouraging them to purchase extra items to donate. We’ll be assigning teams of 6 to 8 people to convenience stores and up to 4 people at smaller stores. If you or your group would like to participate, please register at the link below or contact us at sceaser@unitedwaynashua.org or (603)438-2173.

Register here: https://www.volunteergreaternashua.org/need/detail/?need_id=687914

Toddler Fest

Toddler Fest

06/04/2022 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at RISE
147 Washington St

All are welcome to attend Toddler Fest- a morning of fun, free activities for young children on Saturday, June 4th from 9 to Noon at RISE for Baby and Family at 147 Washington St in Keene!

Games, music, snacks, petting zoo and more.

 

Fish Printing for All Ages 

Fish Printing for All Ages 

06/04/2022 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at USGS S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center
1 Migratory way

Join FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain and Turners Falls Fishway for Fish Printing for All Ages on Saturday, June 4th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This fun activity combines science and art through the traditional Japanese practice of Gyotaku, or fish printing.

Discover the intricate beauty and important function of fish fins and scales.  Learn about resident fish as well as the migratory fish that return to the Connecticut River to lay their eggs.  Drop in anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Turners Falls Fishway (15 First Street, Turners Falls) to create your work of art on paper using scientifically accurate replicas of Connecticut River fish.

This event is part of the 15th Annual Family Fish Day organized by the Great Falls Discovery Center.  Families can bring along a picnic and enjoy our beautiful riverside picnic area adjacent to the Fishway.  In case of rain, the event will take place at the Great Falls Discovery Center.

Family Style Bean Supper

Family Style Bean Supper

06/04/2022 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at United Church of Winchester
99 Main Street

The United Church of Winchester on 99 Main St will host a Family Style Bean Supper on Saturday, June 4th from 5pm to 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Menu: Two kinds of beans, coleslaw, potato salad, hotdogs, and rolls. Dessert this month is a choice of homemade pie.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12. We will still have more distance between tables in accordance with Covid guidelines. To preorder take out meals Call 603-239-4465 before 3pm and record your order(s). We will also do our best to honor drop-in take out orders.

Therapeutic Riding Session #2

Therapeutic Riding Session #2

06/05/2022 - 07/11/2022 - 12:00 am at Freedom Reigns
1140 Route 12A

Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is dedicated to using the power of horses, team and community to improve the lives of people of all ages, means and challenges through the experience and extraordinary benefits of therapeutic riding and activities. 

 

Now accepting participant applications for the session starting 

June 5, 2022 

Join our team of volunteers! Positions include: 

Lesson Leaders 

Lesson Side Walkers 

Barn Assistant 

To learn more or apply, contact Freedom Reins freedomreinsnh@gmail.com 

603-803-2936 

https://www.facebook.com/freedomreinsnh 1140 Route 12A Surry, NH 03431

Hiking Group For Those in Recovery: Rogue Recovery

Hiking Group For Those in Recovery: Rogue Recovery

06/05/2022 - 10/02/2022 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm at

For people recovering from substance-use disorders, it can be hard to find sober activities. This can be especially tough in the Monadnock Region, with many social outings held in bars or at events, like sports games, surrounded by alcohol.

To help, Reality Check — a nonprofit in Jaffrey that offers drug and alcohol prevention resources, education and recovery services — is starting a hiking group for those in recovery this summer, aimed at utilizing the region’s expansive outdoors to help people heal.

The free hiking group, called Rogue Recovery, will convene on the first Sunday of each month, starting June 5. The hikes will be easy or moderate, so that all levels of experience are welcome. (Pets can tag along, too, as long as the trail allows it).

The first hike will be at 10:30 a.m. at Temple Mountain in Temple, with the group meeting at the Route 101 trailhead. If needed, people can park at Reality Check, at 17 Turnpike Road, by 10 a.m. and get a ride to the trail. Those in need of transportation entirely can carpool with other group members.

People who aren’t in recovery are also welcome to join the group, such as those who’ve lost a loved one to addiction or anyone who wants to be part of a sober activity.

The hikes will run until October, when the weather gets colder.

Those who are interested in participating can join Reality Check’s Rogue Recovery Facebook group.

NH Gives

NH Gives

06/07/2022 - 06/08/2022 - 5:00 pm at

Q. What is NH Gives?

Hosted by the NH Center for Nonprofits, NH Gives is the state’s largest day-of-giving – bringing together hundreds of nonprofits and tens of thousands of donors to raise as much money and awareness as possible for the causes served by NH’s nonprofit sector.

It is 24-hours for Granite Staters to give back to the nonprofits that give so much to our communities every day.


Q. When is NH Gives?

NH Gives begins on 5 PM on June 7 and ends on 5 PM on June 8. 

Consider donating to one, or a few, local nonprofits! Over 500 on the site to help support.  Give anytime between 5pm on June 7th and 5pm on June 8th: https://www.nhgives.org/

Keene Summer Craftfest & Classic Car Show

Keene Summer Craftfest & Classic Car Show

06/11/2022 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Keene Middle School
167 Maple Ave

All are invited to the Keene Summer Craftfest and Classic Car Show happening Saturday, June 11th from 9 to 3 at the Keene Middle School Parking Lot!

Shop crafters from all over New England and cruise the great classic cars!

*Rain date June 18th

More info: https://www.keenecraftshow.com/

Keene Summer Outdoor Craftfest

Keene Summer Outdoor Craftfest

06/11/2022 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Keene Middle School
167 Maple Ave

Enjoy part of your day at the Annual Keene Summer Craftfest, happening Saturday,  June 11th from 9a-3p!

Free Admission! Come shop over 80 crafter booths from all over New England, selling their creations at the Keene Middle School for one day only.

Come out and support the Keene High School Girl’s Basketball team at our lunch booth.

We’ll also have a classic car show.  All owners are invited to attend for free and show off their cool rides.

 Rain date is June 18th.  

 

Author talk and book signing: "Pauper Auction" by Mary Kronenwetter

Author talk and book signing: “Pauper Auction” by Mary Kronenwetter

06/12/2022 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Toadstool Bookshop
12 Emerald St

There will be an Author Talk and Book signing of “Pauper Auction” by Mary Kronenwetter at the Toadstool Bookshop in Keene on Sunday, June 12th at 4pm. Kronenwetter will read an excerpt, share the local connections to the book, discuss the importance of historical fiction, and take audience questions. More Information at marykronenwetter.com. Free. Refreshments served.

In the new historical fiction, Pauper Auction, Mary Kronenwetter explores this early American form of “poor relief” and life in rural New Hampshire after the Revolutionary War through the eyes of a young widow. Pauper Auction features rich atmospheric period description including researched details of early 19th century foodways and the crafts of blacksmithing, traditional stone wall building, needlework, and hard cider-making.

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

06/17/2022 - 06/25/2022 - 12:00 am at Walpole Town Hall
34 Elm Street

On Friday June 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm. The Walpole Players will open its second production of Alan Bennett’s adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, the children’s novel by Kenneth Grahame. It will continue June 18, and 23, at 7:00 PM; Sunday, June 19, at 2:00 PM; and Saturday, June 25, at 8:00 PM.

Tickets will go on sale on May 18, and for the first time be available to purchase online through our website, TheWalpolePlayers.org.  Tickets will also be available at Galloway Real Estate and at the door.  Ticket cost is $15 for ages 12 and over, $10 for children under 12.

Their first production of this play was in 1993 and was not only the US premiere of that show, it was the premiere for the entire Western Hemisphere!  At the time, the original production was still on stage at the National Theatre in London and we were not allowed to reference that fact.  Directed by Jane Skofield with the assistance of her husband Herman, they spent months retaining the rights to produce the play here after learning about it during a trip to London.

While it’s the same story, with a slightly shortened script from the original, this year’s production will be different in several ways, from the costumes and set design to the music.  However, it is the same charming story with the same delightful characters, and many cast members from the 1993 production are either reprising their original roles or appearing in new ones.  And don’t let the term “children’s novel” deceive you into thinking this is a play just for children!  Alan Bennett’s script injects plenty of sly jokes for the adults.  This is a play for all ages!

We are dedicating our 2022 production to Jane, who not only directed this and other plays in the early days of The Walpole Players, but was instrumental in making the Players a successful organization and a permanent part of our community.  We hope Jane would approve of what we’ve done in her honor!

Abenaki Heritage Weekend

Abenaki Heritage Weekend

06/18/2022 - 06/19/2022 - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
4472 Basin Harbor Rd

Don’t miss the Abenaki Heritage Weekend on June 18 – 19, 2022 at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, Vermont. Join the Native American community at the Abenaki Heritage Weekend on Saturday from Sat 10am – 4:30 pm and Sunday from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. Citizens of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation, the Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation, the Missisquoi Abenaki Tribe, and the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association work with Museum staff to plan and present the event. There will be drumming, presentations, vendors, and more!

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