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Saturday, December 3rd Events

Know Your Trees-Even in Winter

Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Place: Harris Center, Hancock, NH (22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older crowd

The author and naturalist Michael Wojtech will be here to introduce the topic, his new book - Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast. He’ll explain how bark can be classified into ten different types, how differences within each bark type can be used to identify trees, and delve into reasons why some are smooth and some peel, while others are thick and broken. He’ll have books on hand for sale and signing (a great gift!). And we’ll conclude by going outside to practice tree identification. 9 a.m. to noon at the Harris Center. To see sample pages ahead of the event, check out

Gingerbread Christmas Fair

Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Place: UCC Keene Women's Fellowship, 23 Central Square, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Tables of gingerbread and other treats, tree decorations, knitted items, doll clothes, plants, jewelry, baked goods, wreaths, stationery, mystery gifts, grandma's treasures, and silent auction. Serving supper on Friday, 5 to 8 pm, and lunch on Saturday, 10:30 to 1 pm.

Cherry Street Artisans Annual Holiday Sale & Cafe 

Time: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Place: 44 Cherry St., Brattleboro, VT
Price: Free
Ages: All

Cherry Street Artisans Open House & Café is a show of twelve artisans’ work in a friendly and beautiful Victorian home. The ground floor of Judy Zemel’s house is transformed into a fine craft show and café. The Open House & Café offers something for everyone and every budget – including a sale room. Much of the work offered is not available elsewhere in Brattleboro. 
Contact: Teta Hilsdon(802) 246-7034
Early Season Biathlon FUN Race

Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, Grafton, VT (about 32 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Ages: All

Get ready for the ski season with a fun biathlon race at Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center. XC running or XC skiing, depending on the weather, combined with 100% safe laser gun shooting. 10 am start. FREE. All abilities. FUN for all! 

Holiday Craft Fair

Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Place: 193 Main St., Brattleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

This is a family FUN event. There are special activities for all ages including: the Crystal Cave for kids and a Mini Mall (with kid friendly mini-prices), quality craft vendors, beautiful holiday cookies and other baked goods, gently used seasonal decor, a tasty and affordable homemade luncheon, tempting raffle items, an elegant afternoon Victorian Tea and pre-lit Peace Trees decorated with paper cranes for sale. All proceeds to benefit Centre Congregational Church. 


Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Place: The Homestead Barn Room opposite the Old Tavern on Main Street in Grafton.
Price: Museum members $8/ Non members $12.

Ages: All

This illustrated PowerPoint program is a fundraiser for Museum camperships. Liz Baldwin, Antioch University New England graduate student, will share her research on river otters on Martha's Vineyard. Learn about the ecology and adaptations of the appealing, secretive, and seductive river otter through first-hand stories, slides, and videos. Various show-and-tell items will be on display, including a skull, otter mount, motion-detection camera, and scat samples.

Holiday Angels Workshop for Kids

Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Place: Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)

Price: Contact for more information
Ages: All

3 Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10, and 17, 1-3PM, at the Exhibition Gallery.
Create a special handmade angel, using clay, paper mache and paint. A perfectly spirited workshop for children to celebrate the holidays.
Call for info or to register, (603) 924-7256.

Create Gingerbread Houses

Time: 10:30 AM
Place: Jaffrey Public Library, Jaffrey, NH (about 17 miles from Keene)

Price: Free
Ages: 5 and up

Kids who are 5 years old and older are invited to join us to construct a graham cracker "gingerbread" house for Christmas. While the frosting dries, we'll share a story or two, then we'll decorate our houses with all sorts of candies. What a fun holiday program! Registration is required, and begins on Monday, November 21. Registration is limited to 20, so call early if you want to come. To register, or for more information, call the Children's Room at 532-7301.

Olde Fashioned Christmas

Time: 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Place: Downtown Hillsborough (about 28 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Hillsborough Pride hosts this day full of fun family activities and holiday shopping with entertainment,crafts and food. Lots of fun for all ages! 

What's so special about today?
Telescope day
National apple pie day
International day of persons with disabilities 
Ellen Swallows Richard's birthday, 1842

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