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Saturday, January 7th Events

Winter Trails Day

Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Place: Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, Northfield, MA (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 8 and older

Winter Trails Day offers older children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports. Winter Trails Day involves almost 100 resorts and Nordic Centers nationwide, and gets 11,000 kids and adults on the snow each year. At Northfield Mountain free clinics for first time skiers begin at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m. and last for 45 minutes. Twenty minute long snowshoe clinics are offered at 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. for those who have never tried the sport. Clinic participants must arrive 30 minutes in advance of their scheduled start time to sign in and pickup their equipment.

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

Circus Arts Sample Class

Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM (see details below)
Place: New England Center of Circus Arts, Brattleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 1.5+

If you have ever been curious about what happens at the circus school, come try out a Sample Class and find out! Swing on a trapeze, juggle a little, balance on a low wire, climb an aerial fabric, roll on a german wheel, or if you just want to watch and ask questions our experienced staff will be on hand to help. No pre-registration is required, but all children under the age of 18 must either have a parent present to sign a waiver, or download one from our web site and bring it with you already signed.

2-3 pm: Kids 1.5 yrs-7 yrs
(parents are welcome to join kids) obstacle course with walking pipe, and more, plus trapeze, fabric

3-4 pm: Kids 8+ and Adults
german wheel, walking pipe, trapeze, fabric

Snow Shoe Hike

Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Place: Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Ready for some exercise after the holidays? This family program explores the farm on snowshoes. Bring your own shoes, or use ours. Instruction included. 

Gallery Walk at the Historical Society

Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Gallery Walk of HSCC's winter feature exhibit on Speed, Safety and Comfort: A History of the Railroad in Cheshire County, 1844-1984 begins at 10:00 a.m. in HSCC's Exhibit Hall. For further information, please contact HSCC by email or at 352-1895.

Willard Pond Sanctuary

Time: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Place: Gregg Lake, Antrim, NH (about 26 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Ages: Older crowd

This special tour will feature some of NH Audubon's newest protected parcels in Antrim. We will traverse 2-3 miles of mainly level terrain along an access road for part of the hike, and if conditions cooperate, we may hike to the most remote part of shoreline on Willard Pond. Led by Phil Brown and Francie Von Mertens. Bring a snack, warm beverage, snowshoes, and be prepared for the conditions. RSVP to Phil at Co-sponsored by NH Audubon. **In addition, we will keep our eyes open for any Bald Eagles, as NH Audubon volunteers will be monitoring them this day!

Much Ado About Anything
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: New England Youth Theater, Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: $5-$10 donation
Ages: All

An “unrehearsed” version of one of the Bard’s greatest comedies – 7PM on January 7th, 2pm on January 8th.

New England Youth Theatre’s Alumni Association pays homage to its parent organization and explores EXTREME theatrical ground with Much Ado About Nothing. This perennial favorite follows two love stories – that of fiery Beatrice and Benedick, and the mis-judged Hero and gullible Claudio.

A much adored Shakespearean comedy, this production of Much Ado will be set in a High School during Homecoming Weekend! Get ready for some high-stakes, hormone-packed drama and some hilarious, hall-monitoring disciplinarians! The victorious football team returns to their school to celebrate, but who will expose the backstabbing brother from the losing team who spreads damaging rumors?

In an attempt to authentically emulate the Elizabethan-era process of theatrical production, NEYT’s alumni will be performing the show with no more than 24 hours’ worth of rehearsal.

In Shakespeare’s day, rigorous performance schedules and reliance on sunlight allowed for precious little rehearsal time: actors would perform one show per day, six days a week. Like the Lord Chamberlain’s Men before them, the young actors from throughout NEYT’s history will find themselves thrust headfirst into the world of Shakespeare’s rich wordplay, imagery, and wit. Watch out – as they stay on their toes, you will surely stay on the edge of your seat! NEYT 2004 alumna Kara Manson directs.

All proceeds will be donated to NEYT’s “Angels in the Wings” scholarship fund. Tickets will be sold only at the door, and will be by donation – suggested donation is $5-$10 to help support NEYT’s current students.

What's special about today?
Millard Fillmore's birthday, 1800
First train station opened
First US presidential election

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