Photobucket Photobucket
WELCOME to our site of events for homeschoolers specifically near Keene, NH, southern NH, southeastern VT and northwestern MA! Visit daily for new events listed. See the About page for more details or to submit an event.

Popular Day

Saturday, October 15th Events

1. Fall Festival in Peterborough

Time: 7:30 AM
Place: Downtown Peterborough, NH (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Ready once again for a full day of family-friendly fun during the peak of foliage season. Peterborough's 8th Annual Peak Into Peterborough Fall Festival will take place throughout town on Saturday, October 15th starting 7:30 AM with Peterborough Fire and Rescue's Pancake breakfast and lasting until late afternoon.

Hosted by the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by area businesses whose colorful banners hang along the streets, the event features scores of sales and specials all day downtown and in the shopping plazas, free hayrides and music in Depot Square from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., children's activities, food and drink, farmers' market, dozens of free events and activities for all, and more. The event is handicapped accessible, and there is free parking, rain or shine.

Fore more details, call the chamber at 603-924-7234, e-mail:, or visit

2. Feast on this: Movies at the Library

Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Place: Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene, NH
Price: Free

Come enjoy two short films and a discussion lead by farmer Tracie Smith.
Ladies of the Land (short film) Ladies of the Land tells the story of four women who never thought they'd be farmers -- but today have dedicated their lives to goats, grains and green beans. (29 minutes)
Truck Farm Based in NYC, this is a whimsical story of a 1986 Dodge pick-up with a mini farm planted in the truck bed. Journey with Truck Farm as they visit other urban and unconventional farms int he city. Fun animation and songs help bring this story to life. (45 minutes)
Showings for the film festival will take place through out Keene Thursday, October 13 - Sunday, October 16. The festival is sponsored by the Monadnock Farm & Community Connection. The Keene Public Library showing is free and open to the public.
This year's Feast on This Film Festival features films that highlight a diversity of issues and viewpoints related to food and agriculture that will spark conversation on what we value about the farms in our region, and action we can take to support them.

3. Exhibit Starts at Keene Library

Time: Runs through the rest of October
Place: Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene,NH
Price: Free

Three panels depict the journeys of resettled Burundian refugee women, describing their flight from the 1994 Burundian/Rwandan genocide, through their years in refugee camps in Tanzania, to their lives in Manchester and their participation in Rubia’s Sewing Confidence program. An interpretive brochure will be available.

4. Hike with Harris Center

Time: 9:00 AM- Noon
Place: Carpool departs from Crotched Mountain Skii Area parking lot (about 26 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Join Harris Center Trustee Ben Haubrich, and fellow Land Committee member Lee Baker for this new highland hike in Deering, where more than 3,000 acres are being protected through the Forest Society(SPNHF - cosponsor for this trip). The ~ 3 mile round-trip route is moderately strenuous, with a 400 foot elevation change, and some bushwhacking. Impressive views of the Contoocook River Valley below, and windfarm developments on nearby ridgelines. Carpool departs at 9 a.m. from the Crotched Mountain Ski Area parking lot in Bennington. Back ~ noon.

5. Astronomy Evening

Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd., Grafton, VT (31.94 miles from Keene)
Price: Free with admission

Learn how to enjoy celestial neighbors through a telescope or even binoculars. Members of SoVerA (Southern Vermont Astronomy Group) will give brief presentations and answer questions before people head outdoors (weather permitting) to use SoVerA telescopes to see the Moon, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, some Nebulae, the Andromeda Galaxy, and various other features a cloudless night might reveal. Talks are accessible to beginners, but will allow for as deep a conversation as the group wishes.
The Nature Museum is a dynamic and educational place to visit. We also sponsor many off-site, naturalist-led public programs and teach classes in schools and libraries across the region. Walking trails, and the wildlife garden are open year round. Maps and trail guides are available at the Nature Museum, at the Daniels House Information Center or at the Trail Head of the Village Park Trails. We invite you to open the door to Vermont's natural beauty!

6. Archeology Day

Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Place: Hall Tavern Visitor Center, 80A Main St., Deerfield, MA (48 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Join us for an Archaeological Walking Tour with Dr. Robert Paynter, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Enjoy a guided tour of the Old Burying Ground with a guide from Historic Deerfield at 11:30 a.m. Free and open to the public. Part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month.

7. Feast On This: Farm Tour and Film in Walpole

Time: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Place: Walpole Valley Farm, 663 Wentworth Rd., Walpole, NH (13 miles from Keene)
Price: Suggested donation $2

Come see how a sustainable, pasture-based farm works, with an hour-long farm tour before the film.
The Farmer and the Horse Film: From award-winning journalist Jared Flesher comes The Farmer and the Horse, a film that digs into difficult questions about sustainability, self-sufficiency, and why we do the work we do. Flesher’s film goes beyond the usual platitudes of smiling organic farmers talking about the good life. Farming is hard work, especially if you don’t use a tractor. This is a documentary every young farmer should see. So should everyone who cares about land use, the environment, and good food.

8. Feast On This: Film at Keene State

Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Place: Keene State College, Young Student Center
Price: Suggested donation of $2

Join Jodi Turner from Imagine That Honey for a discussion following the film.
Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees. Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting options abound and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery.

9. Artist Talk & Book Signing in Brattleboro
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM
Place: Brattleboro Museum, 10 Vernon St., Brattbleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Acclaimed children’s-book illustrator Salley Mavor, whose original fabric reliefs are on view in the Museum’s Activity Gallery, will discuss her career, describe her technique, and sign copies of her award-winning Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes and other books. Contact: Susan Calabria802-579-0124 ext 102

10. Medievel Faire

Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Place: Grammar School Campus, 69 Hickory Ridge Rd., Putney, VT (27.43 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Calling all brave knights, pretty princesses, fine young lads and fair young lasses!!
On Saturday, October 15th, from 10am to 4 pm The Grammar School campus in Putney, Vermont will transform into a medieval village as it hosts it’s 24rd Annual Medieval Faire. Enjoy the village as King Arthur and his royal court preside over games, feasts, and peasant frivolity. Join players gaming on the glen, merchants minding the village market, cooks tending a feast fit for a king, and musicians leading the festivities.
Traditional highlights include: Merlin the Wizard, climbing walls, archery, a candy-throwing catapult, haunted dungeon, dunking booth, pony rides, slay-the-dragon pinata, scavenger hunts, knightings by King Arthur himself!

Admission to the Medieval Faire is FREE for adults and children alike. All-day or individual game & ride passes are available with proceeds benefitting the student scholarship fund. The Medieval Faire, with it’s games, rides and entertainment for all ages has been a family favorite for 24 years. Come dressed as a brave knight, fair damsel, or come as you will - just don’t miss the fun!

The Medieval Faire will take place on Saturday, October 15th, from 10am to 4pm rain or shine. For additional information contact The Grammar School at 802-387-5364 or visit The Grammar School is located at 69 Hickory Ridge Road South in Putney, Vermont, take I91 to Exit 4, Route 5N, left on Westminster Road, left on Hickory Ridge.

No comments:

Post a Comment