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Thursday, November 10th Events

Full "Beaver Moon" Hike at Willard Pond

Time: 7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Place: Meet at Willard Pond
Price: Free
Ages: 1 mile hike/use discretion

This full moon corresponds to the time of year when beavers are indeed busy, and sometimes visible by moonlight - foraging for their winter food supply, which they will submerge and impale in the pond bottom near their lodge entrances to ensure an ample food supply beneath the ice during the long winter. Join Audubon Sanctuary Manager Phil Brown to explore Mill Pond, a favorite haunt of this charismatic creature, and examine the interconnected relationship between this species and our own. We’ll also be on the listen for coyotes, Barred and Saw-whet Owls, and whatever else barks, howls or hoots in the night! Bring a headlamp or flashlight in case the moonlight is dim, and be prepared for about a mile of night hiking. Meet at the Willard Pond parking lot at 7:30 p.m. Back ~ 10 p.m. Cosponsored with NH Audubon’s Monadnock Chapter.

Nature Nights

Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Place: Peterborough Community Center (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $5
Ages: All

Come take a walk into a full moon night with a Harris Center naturalist as your guide. Discover the seasons as you walk through these Peterborough special places. Turn off the TV and open your family’s door to the wonders of the night. Connect with nature and your family. Call the Peterborough Recreation Department (cosponsor) to register at 924-8080.

Jazz Talk: The Use of Latin Rhythms in Jazz Music

Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Place: Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: older crowd

Please join Vermont Jazz Center's faculty artist, Dr. Julian Gerstin, for a talk on The use of Latin Rhythms in Jazz Music. The pre-concert talk is for saxophonist/percussionist Miguel Zenon who will perform at the Jazz Center on November 12th.

Zenon's music is jazz based on the Bomba and Plena rhythms of Puerto Rico.
Julian Gerstin, Ph.D. is an ethnomusicologist and percussionist specializing in music of Africa and the Caribbean. He has taught at Wesleyan University, Clark University, Marlboro College, and is currently at Keene State College.
At the Vermont Jazz Center, Julian co-leads the Latin Jazz Ensemble with Eugene Uman, runs an ensemble in the Summer Jazz Workshop, and serves on the Grants Committee and as President of the Board.
So many awards and accolades have been heaped on alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon in his brief-but-storied career, it's difficult to keep up--MacArthur Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, multiple Grammy Award nominee, Jazz Times Magazine Best New Artist of the Year, four times top Rising Star in the Downbeat Critic's Poll. One thing is certain: Zenon creates a riveting musical texture with his melding of jazz and plena--a musical tradition of Puerto Rico, his home--his rhythmic innovation and the pure, graceful sound he commands from his axe.
Sponsored by the Vermont Jazz Center and Brooks Memorial Library. 

What's special about today?
Marine Corps birthday
Badlands National Park established
Hirohito was crowned Emperor of Japan, 1928

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