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Friday, December 2nd Events

Multi-Genre Movie Series at the Library

Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Place: Keene Public Library, Auditorium
Price: Free
Ages: All

Singing In The Rain
Come learn about different styles of film! This afternoon's film selection is a classic musical in which actors are caught in the bumpy transition to talking pictures; a spoof of the early days of 'talkie' films.
Rated: NR

Contra Dance at the Library

Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Place: Keene Public Library, Herberton Hall
Price: Free
Ages: All

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003.  Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May.  Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too.  Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.  These are all important early learning skills.  Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.

13th Annual Cotton Mill  Open Studio and Holiday Sale

Time: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Place: Cotton Mill, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Join us in Brattleboro, VT at the historic Cotton Mill for our annual celebration of the arts. Enjoy live music, demonstrations from trapeze and dance to blown glass, ceramics, woodworking, painting, film, bodyworks, toys, a free raffle and more. Be entertained, meet the artisans and walk away with beautifully handcrafted gifts.

Gifts from the Earth: Ceramic Artists from Stephen Procter's

Time: 5:30 PM-9:30 PM
Place: Through the Music Gallery & Studio, 2 Elliot St., Brattleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Opening with a reception on December 2nd from 5:30 to 9:30pm and showing through the 28th, Teta Hilsdon, Chuck DeWolfe, Robby Feinberg, Monica Hastings, Martina Lantin, Lucinda Alcorn, Willie Finkel and Stephen Procter will be displaying a dazzling variety of decorative and functional work in clay.

Parish Hall Open Stage

Time: 7:30 PM-10:00 AM
Place: Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main St., Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Parish Hall Open Stage Date: Each First Friday of the month 7:30PM - 10:00PM (We are a part of Peterborough's monthly First Friday Celebration).
Sign Up Times: Performers show up between 6:30PM-7:30PM and sign-up at entrance for a performance slot, or email and sign-up by contacting
Parish Hall Open Mic begins at 7:30 with a main feature artist performing at 8:30 PM
Stage Description: A listening room with sound system provided, grand piano available All acoustic music styles & spoken word welcome.

Horatio Colony Holiday Open House

Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Place: Horatio Colony Museum, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Call for more information: Phone: (603) 352-0460

Mariposa Music Concert & Dance

Time: Starts at 5:00 PM with a kids craft.
Place: Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

First Friday, December 2nd at 7pm the Mariposa kicks off its holiday season welcoming back Lachrimae of Franklin Pierce University under the direction of Paul Scharfenberger, for their tradition early music concert. "Pastime With Good Company" will feature Medieval and Renaissance music and dance in honor of Christmas and the winter season. The centerpiece will be the magnificent motet "O Magnum Mysterium" by the Spanish composer Toms Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). This year will mark the 400th anniversary of his death. There will also be lighthearted fare with English madrigals, Spanish villancicos, and German lieder. From 5-6pm the Mariposa Kid Craft will be Holidays. From 6-7pm there will be a reception with holiday cheer. 

First Friday events are FREE and open to the public. Mariposa is wheelchair accessible.


Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Place: Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: $5

Ever wanted to learn how to juggle? Perhaps you’d like to spin some poi. Maybe you feel you could use a fun core workout and were thinking about hula hooping. Could be you’ve seen those Fushigi commercials and feel drawn to contact juggling. Come to a SpinJam - an open environment for the sharing of movement and object manipulation skills. Professor Lowery, a 12-year veteran of fire performance and an active participant in the Boston SpinJam community, has volunteered his time to help the Franklin Pierce community start playing! Starter tools provided - we’ll have hula hoops, contact juggling spheres, juggling balls, poi, and a few staffs to help you get started. The earlier you start practicing, the sooner you’ll become awesome. All Spinjams are on the basketball courts in the Bubble. Bring appropriate footwear.

All are open to the public, although the SpinJams will require the $5 bubble fee for non-student/staff. 

The Zelda Donovan Craft Night

Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Chesterfield Town Hall, Chesterfield, NH (about 11 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

The Friends of Chesterfield Library host The Zelda Donovan Craft Night on Friday, December 2nd at 6:30 pm in the Chesterfield Town Hall. Wreath Making - Cookie Decorating - Christmas Tree and Snowman Paper Chains - Berry Bowls - Reindeer Ornaments - and more.

What's so special about today?
1st artificial heart transplant
Georges Seurat birthday, 1859

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