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Saturday, October 1st Events

1. Kidder Mountain Climb with Harris Center

Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Place: Windblown Ski Area, Rt 123, New Ipswich (32.05 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

A 4 mile hike on the Wapack Trail. Moderately easy climb (no Kidding!) up to nice views, with early foliage reds in the lowlands, and maybe Red-tailed and/or Red-shouldered (and other) hawks in the air. A proposed site for ridge top wind power development. Leaders are Jan Miller and Ollie Mutch with Denny Wheeler.

2. Tour at Walpole Valley Farms

Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Walpole Valley Farm, 663 Wentworth Rd., Walpole, NH (13.93 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 per adult/children under 12 free.

Come see how a sustainable, pasture-based farm works. Get a 1 1/2 hour personally guided tour, with ample time for questions.
We will visit, among other things:
  • chickens raised for meat
  • baby chicks (depending on the time of season)
  • egg-layer chickens
  • pastured turkeys
  • rare-breed heritage pigs
  • grass-fed cattle and calves
  • sheep
  • cashmere goats and more.
Walking in fields is part of the tour, so proper footwear is required.
Farm tours are a great way to get to know your local farmers and learn about where your food comes from.

3. Garlic & Arts Festival

Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Place: 60 Chestnut Hill Rd., Orange, MA (34.08 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 Adults/ 12 and under free.

The North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival is a celebration of the artistic, agricultural and cultural bounty of the region. The purpose of the festival is to unite North Quabbin people whose livelihoods are connected to the land and the arts, and to invite both local residents and those who do not live in the region to experience the richness of an area that is often overlooked. The festival emphasizes what is homegrown and high quality, as well as what helps preserve and support the environment. The festival is an engaging, fun and educational celebration for all ages.
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4.  Candlelight Open House

Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Place: Horatio Colony Museum, 199 Main st., Keene, NH
Price: Free

Candlelight open house.

5. 38th Annual Cheshire Craftsmen Fair

Time: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Place: Keene Recreation Center, 312 Washington St., Keene, NH
Price: Free

Crafts for sale include: home decor, quilted items, jewelry, soaps, knitted items, woven items, quilted crafts, pottery, fleece items, framed photos, honey and jam products, herbal mixtures, wooden toys, wooden crafts, American doll clothing and accessories, candles, hand-painted glassware, and much, much more!   

4. Badger's Open House and Tent Sale!

Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Place: 768 Route 10, Gilsum, NH
Price: Free

This year Badger is moving into a new Badger facility, a custom designed building on route 10 in Gilsum. We invite you to come to a tent sale, tour our building, and to celebrate Badger's 16 years of business! 

Entertainment & Fun Activities for All 9-2
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 12:00
Free Community Lunch 12:30-2
Building Tours 9-2
Tent Sale 9-2

5. Farm Day at Old Ciderpress Farm
Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Place: 119 Thompson Rd., off of Rt. 12, Westmoreland, NH (8.23 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Old Ciderpress Farm will host it's 4th annual Farm Day on Saturday, October 1st. Enjoy free ice cream and apple crisp, and watch cider being pressed using the oldest rack and cloth beam cider press in the US. It's still operated in its original condition. The demo will take place at noon. Built in 1870 in Worcester, MA, the press stands 11 feet tall. Visitors will have the chance to taste cider right off the press.

The orchard contains 70 varities of heirloom and rare apples. People can enjoy picking their own apples, and take home a bag of unique flavors. Come and enjoy a relaxing day on the farm, and sit and take in the hills of Westmoreland while the leaves are changing colors. For more details, call 603-399-7210

6.Orienting Workshop at Horatio Colony Nature Perserve

Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Place: Nature Perserve, Daniels Hill Rd., Keene, NH (on Red Diamond Trail)
Price: Free

The new course will be introduced at an Orienteering Workshop for beginners at the nature preserve. Orienteering is a sport involving navigational skills using a map and a compass. Using these tools participants learn to find their way from point to point over unfamiliar terrain.
Workshop participants will be given a specially designed topographical/orienteering map and a compass to find control points located in the woods on the trail.
The program will develop skills in map and compass reading, way finding, and team work. This is a free, local family fun program. It will be offered rain or shine. Wear clothes and shoes comfortable to hike in plus bring bug spray, and meet at Horatio colony Nature preserve parking lot. For more details, call 603-352-0460.

7. Earth-Inspired Art Fundraiser
Time: 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Place: UU Church, 69 Washington St., Keene, NH
Price: Sliding scale, $10-$18, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The Crescent Moon: A Community Celebration of Earth-Inspired Art takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Keene. Visual art viewing and sales begins at 6PM. Performances start at 7PM. This annual event in a benefit for The Sustainability Project; it brings artists together to display their creative connections to nature through music, dance, the spoken word, and visual art.
Masters of Ceremonies , Roger Weinreich and Pablo Fleischmann, will introduce fiddler, Emily Horne; The Solar Sisters; poet, Kathy Schillemat; guitar and percussion duo, Bob McKelvey and Michael Staples; Earth Colony; and solo guitarists, Andrew Johnson, Jordan Reynolds, and Kevin Dremel.
During intermission, a culinary spread for hors d'oeuvres and desserts, provided by local restaurants, caterers, farms and friends, will be served along with locally grown organic, and wild crafted teas.

Tickets may be purchased at the door, at Green Energy Options, 79 Emerald st in Keene, or by calling 603-357-0860.

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