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Friday, January 6th Events

Movie at the Library

Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Place: Keene Public Library
Price: Free
Ages:  The movie is PG
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 

Come learn about different styles of film! In this animation classic, the hapless Roger Rabbit is framed for the murder of Marvin Acme, who was photographed 'playing patticake' with Roger's wife Jessica.
Rated: PG

Contra Dance at the Library

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

Ages: All

The Three Kings Family Dance. Mary DesRosiers is the caller at this special Twelfth Night Family Dance.

First Friday at Mariposa Museum

Time: 5:00-6:00 PM Kids craft/6:00-7:00 PM Reception
Place: Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

The Mariposa Museum rings in the new year of First Fridays with a heartwarming presentation Bach with Verse Afghanistan Project with Richard Dobbs Hartshorne. His program at the Mariposa on First Friday will include his marvelous music and video of his recent trip to Afghanistan. Dobb has studied at Oberlin Conservatory, at the University of Aarhus in Demark with and at The Julliard School. He played the bass for several different orchestras and was a member of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Players for 30 years. His premier recording of J.S. Bach's Six Solo Cello Suites was released in 1997. Dobb's performance is the final program in Mariposa's exhibition Along the Silk Road. 

There will be a reception from 6-7pm celebrating the close of the exhibition. From 5-6pm will be the KidCraft Winter Craft. All events for First Friday are free and open to the public. Mariposa is wheelchair accessible.

Snowshoeing in the Moonlight 

Time: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Place: Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, 99 Millers Falls Rd., Northfield, MA (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 per person/$17 with snowshoe rentals
Ages: 12 and older

Anyone set a fitness goal while making resolutions? Snowshoeing is fabulous exercise and exploring the winter night in the company of others is so intriguing that it makes meeting exercise goals fun! Participants will explore how to best navigate at night, share inspiring quotes from literary lovers of the moon and stars, and take a short “solo” walk by moonlight. A warm cup of cocoa and snacks will be the perfect ending to this two-mile hike. No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary for this adventure by the light of the moon. Wear wind pants or gaiters if you have them, dress in warm layers that can be shed as we get moving, and bring a water bottle to take on the trail. 

Pre-registration required 1-800-859-2960.

Open Stage

Time: 7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Place: Universalist Unitarian Church, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

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.

Cafe Night

Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Place: United Church of Christ, 23 Central Square, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Come share your talent! Are you in a band? An aspiring actor/actress? Want to be a magician? Do you sing or dance? Open microphone for all, but must be appropriate for all ages. No cost to enter or participate.  Open to all. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

Crafty Critters of the Coral Reef

Time: 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Place: McAullife-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord, NH (about 51 miles from Keene)
Price: Get free tickets at the Keene Public Library
Ages: All

After the premiere showing of Kalouka’hina: The Enchanted Reef, hear from Perrin Chick, Education Director of the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, as he compares our local waters and critters to those found “down under”!
Learn about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the animals that live there, and how coral reefs are formed. Get out of the cold and enjoy this tropical family friendly program, which includes a take-home craft!
The Discovery Center observatory will be open from 7-10 p.m. Following the program will be a free Skywatch outside with the New Hampshire Astronomical Society including personal telescope advice and assistance. Telescope viewing begins at 7 p.m.

Art Film

Time: 8:30 PM
Place: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $5

Ages: Older crowd

Jules Olitski: Modern Master
In this 22-minute film, a great American abstract painter discusses his artistic process and philosophy, while critics and peers — Frank Stella, Anthony Caro, Karen Wilkin, among others — provide insight and observations about his work and his place in the art world. Charismatic, humorous, and insightful, Jules Olitski is the centerpiece of a film that demystifies his remarkably expansive and at times challenging body of work. Rarely seen footage of the artist at work in his studio complemented by talks and interviews with the artist convey a clear portrait of a man driven to make art.
Film co-producer Lauren Poster and directors Andy Reichsman and Kate Purdie will be on hand for a discussion following the screening.

Kalispell and Adelyn Rose Performance

Time: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Place: Starving Artist, Keene, NH
Price: Contact for pricing
Ages: Older crowd

Kalispell and Adelyn Rose will preform at the Starving Artist. See more information HERE.

What's special about today?
Apple tree day
Loretta Young birthday, 1913

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