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Saturday, February 4th Events

Rare Plant Species Workshop with the New England Wildflower Society

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Place: Harris Center, Hancook, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older kids

Join John Burns of the New England Wildflower Society for an (indoor) introduction to the joys, process, and benefits of monitoring rare plant populations as a Plant Conservation Volunteer (PCV). The PCV program was established in 1992 to help “Natural Heritage” programs throughout New England maintain accurate records of rare plant populations, and has since expanded to include invasive plant management as well. The requirements are motivation, discretion, and a basic knowledge of wild flowers. 10 am to noon at the Harris Center.

Snowshoeing in the Moonlight

Time: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Place: Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center
Price: $5 per person
Ages: 12 and older

The Mountain is a magical place on a moonlit evening. Join us as we 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. No prior experience is necessary.
Registration required. To register, please call (800) 859-2960.

Bring Your Child to Library Day!

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Place: Springfield Public Library, Springfield, VT (about 36 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Face painting, cupcakes, and goody bags!
Cathy Ann will paint faces from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Cupcakes and goody bags will be offered (while supplies last). For more information, call the library at 802-885-3108. This program is free and open to all thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Springfield Town Library.

Little Red Riding Hood Puppets

Time: 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Place: Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT (about 27 miles from Keene)
Price: Contact for more info
Ages: 3 and up

(2 & 4pm.) Little Red is sent into the big woods to deliver a basket of goodies to her sick Grandmother, but is hounded by a hungry wolf who wants the basket for himself.
Will Little Red be able to outsmart the wolf and save her Grandmother? The wolf is not overly scary, but children under 3 may be too young for this tale.
This is Crabgrass Puppet Theatre’s Thirtieth Anniversary Season! It is also the tenth anniversary of their first performances at Sandglass.

Quinzee Building Workshop

Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Place: Maple Hill Farm, 117 Ridge Road, Hollis, NH (about 46 miles from Keene)
Price: $10 per person
Ages: All

Build a huge pile of snow. Take a break. Hollow it out. Enjoy the warmth and peace inside. Whether you need a snow-fort or snow-shelter, building a quinzee is an amazing way to experience the wonders of winter. A quinzee (pronounced /kwinzi/) is a shelter made by hollowing out a pile of settled snow; similar, yet different to an igloo which uses blocks of hard snow. It's a silent, insulated winter hideaway perfect for an overnight or an hour of play. Join us for this fun and useful event. Learn the basic steps of quinzee building, including taking a play or lunch break while the snow sets. Be prepared to play in the snow. Dress in warm, waterproof layers, and bring a lunch, shovel, and friend. Perhaps, bring a shovel for a friend. Call 603-465-7787 to register. Friends of BBA $10 per person/ $25 per family. Or $12/$30.

Gallery Walk

Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene
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.

Artist's Demonstration

Time: 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Place: Sharon's Art Center, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Shana Brautigaum on hand-building ceramics. For more information call: 924-7676

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Charles Lindbergh's birthday, 1902
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