Hourglass Readers Present: Box and Cox
Time: 7:00 PM-8:00 PMPlace: Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene, NH
Box and Cox is a one-act farce by John Maddison Morton, which was first produced at the Lyceum Theatre in London on November 1, 1847. It has been popular throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. It was adapted as a comic opera in 1866 by dramatist F.C. Burnand and Arthur Sullivan (the latter of Gilbert and Sullivan fame), and retitled Cox and Box. This work has also been perennially popular and is frequently performed.
The story concerns a landlord who lets a room to two lodgers, one who works at night and one who works during the day. When one of them has the day off, they meet each other in the room and tempers flare.
Catherine Behrens will direct Wendy Almeida (Mrs. Bouncer), Scott Gardner (Cox) and Bert Torsey (Box) in this hilarious spoof. The Hourglass Readers is dedicated to performing classic dramatic works, often in abridged format, to enable actors and audiences to explore works not often performed.Performances are free and open to the public.
The Silk Road: Shahrah e-Resham
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St., Peterborough, NH (20.10 miles from Keene)
Age: Older Crowd
On Friday, October 21st at 7pm Lecturer, Javed Chaudhri will present The Silk Road: Shahrah -e-Resham. He will share fascinating stories of the ancient Silk Road and the much newer Great Karakorum Highway, the modern Silk Road, linking Central Asia with the Arabian Sea. The Karalorum Highway took over 10 years to build and traverses some of the most ancient historical valleys and towns in Asia. Admission to the event is: Adult $5, member Free.
30th Annual Design-A-Plate Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM (any time between)
Place: Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro, VT (18.49 miles from Keene)
Ages: All children
Stop in any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to make a 10-inch melamine plate, 20-ounce melamine bowl, or both. Each item costs $6. Cash and checks made out to Brooks Memorial Library are accepted. Plates and bowls will be ready for pickup in early December, just in time for holiday gift giving.
Design-a-Plate is great for children of all ages and a fun measure of your child’s changes through the years. Some favorite design ideas include tracing your child’s hand and writing his/her name and the date; making a special plate for a family member or pet; or marking a special event of the past year.
The workshop will be held in the Meeting Room on the top floor of Brooks Memorial Library. For more information, call the Children’s Room at 802-254-5290, ext. 110, or visit www.brooks.lib.vt.us, and click on the Children’s Room.
What is special about today?
Reptile awareness day