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Friday, November 25th Events

Annual Walk Off Thanksgiving Trek

Time: 11:00 AM
Place: Meet at Golden Rod Grange on Route 32, Swanzey
Price: Free
Ages: Moderately easy walk/older crowd

Hike to the summit ledges of Swanzey’s Mount Caesar - with a nice view of the Grand Monadnock and a large glacial boulder with face (carved by Mother Nature). For this moderately easy outing, meet leaders Denny Wheeler and Brian Bishoff at 11 a.m. at the Golden Rod Grange on Route 32 in Swanzey (near Monadnock Regional High School).

Movie Afternoon: Harry Potter

Time: 1:00 PM
Place: Frost Free Library, Marlborough, NH (a few miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Enjoy a movie on the big screen with others. Jane will make her famous popcorn.

Artist Talk & Book Signing: Mary Heller

Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $6/adults, $3/Students, Free for 6 and under.
Ages: All

Mary Heller, whose work is
currently on view at BMAC, will discuss her work and sign copies of her book, elsewhere (Channel Photographics, 2010).

Season of Thanks: Native People of Yesterday and Today

Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Place: Historic Deerfield, Hall Tavern Visitor Center, 80 Old Main st., Deerfield, MA (about 36 miles from Keene)
Price: Included with admission (under 6: free/Ages 6-17 $5/Adults $12)
Ages: All

While the Thanksgiving holiday brings to mind stories of early Native people in New England, we know that Native people continued to survive and thrive in this country far beyond this early period of contact
. Abenaki artists Jennifer Lee and Judy Dow will demonstrate traditional basketmaking technology with two different approaches, as they talk with visitors about the role of these technologies for Native people yesterday and today. Included with general admission.

Walpole Artisans Tour

Time: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Place: 52 Main St., Walpole, NH (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

What can be a better way to work off some Thanksgiving calories and start your Christmas hopping? The 9th Annual Walpole Artisan Tour fills those needs beginning Friday, November 25, when Walpole hosts 6 open Artist Studios, featuring more than twelve artists. The tour hours are 11am to 5 pm for November 25, 26 and 27, 2011. Visitors may pick up their tour guides at the Walpole Artisan Cooperative, 52 Main Street, Walpole, beginning at 10 am, when the shop opens on Friday, November 25. Tour the art studios of painters, glass artists and peruse the fine arts. At every turn you will find art that catches your eye, dresses the body, and warms your heart. Visitors will find unique handcrafted gifts for the holidays that include paintings, photographs, jewelry and sculptures in various mediums.
Phone: (603) 209-1918

Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

Time: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Place: Central Square near the gazebo in Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

If you really believe in the wonder of Christmas, you can still hear the magical, sweet sound of silver bells on Santa's sleigh. Join us at the Tree Lighting Celebration and come ready to ring your bell!

Animaterra multi-cultural singers and the Keene Cheshiremen entertain you with holiday songs.
The reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by the mayor.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to light the tree.
Visit with Santa and sing carols.

Come and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus
Cookies and hot cocoa provided
And don't forget to bring a bell!

For more information, call Center Stage at (603) 358-5344

What's special about today?
National parfait day
Joseph Dimaggio birthday, 1914
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer released, 1949

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