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Saturday, January 28th Events

Mid Winter's Day Ski and Snowshoe to Dark Pond

Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Place: 19 Charcoal Rd., Dublin, NH (about 13 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Those who can ski and snowshoe

A wild and scenic gem saved from development by Dublin devotees a half century ago! Good chance of seeing signs of critters active in winter (moose, mink, fisher, otter, etc.). Moderately easy outing departs at 1 pm, from the home of outing leader and trustee Tom Warren—19 Charcoal Road, off Rte 101 in Dublin. Back before dark.

Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival

Time: All Day
Place: New England Youth Theater, 38 Walnut St., Brattleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)

Ages: All

Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival
Saturday, January 28, Day & Evening,
at New England Youth Theater
Now in it's 5th year the Brattleboro Music Center's annual Northern Roots Festival brings together local and regional musicians representing the best of various northern musical traditions including Irish, Scottish, English, Swedish and French Canadian.The Northern Roots Festival is a daylong event with participation workshops, concerts, pub sessions, a family dance and evening performance.

Mammal Tracking for Families

Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Place: Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, Northfield, MA (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 per person/$12 with snowshoe rentals
Ages: 8 and older

Who are the predators at Northfield Mountain and who are the prey? By looking at posters, mounts, skulls and books indoors and following tracks outdoors to observe behavior, the group will try to answer this essential question. Families will learn through activities and the use of tracking journals, and will do their best to find answers about who eats whom – or maybe discover even more fascinating questions! Please bring water bottles; wear wind pants or gaiters if you have them; and dress in warm layers that can be shed as we get moving. Granola bars will be shared on the trail and the group will return to the building to warm up with hot chocolate at the end of the program.

Valentine's Day Gift Workshop

Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Place: AlterEco Shop, Baker Building 122 NH Rt 12A, Langdon, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Contact for details
Ages: Contact for details

Who needs ties? No one — we already have too many in our closets. Learn to MAKE USE OF THOSE OLD TIES to create a unique gift or keepsake for Valentine’s Day in this 1/2 day workshop on Saturday, January 28th at the AlterEco shop in Langdon, New Hampshire.
Learn how to take a handful of ties and create a large round pillow with spokes of color OR a small crazy-quilt collage to frame.
We’ll give you design instruction. You lay it out, and, depending on your cutting and sewing ability, we will make it for you, make it with you, or simply get you started.
All necessary tools (except the ties and frames) will be on hand at our shop space for you to complete your project at our Saturday workshop, January 28th, 9 AM to 1 PM.
Space is limited. Reservations required. Information, Registration and directions by calling Alice Fogel at 603-499-6783 or email at

Animal Science Bonanza

Time: 9:30 AM-3:00 PM
Place: Keene State College, Morrison Hall
Price: Free
Ages: All

  • Quiz Bowl-Beef, Sheep
  • Skillathon-Beef, Sheep, Dairy
  • Farm Bingo !!!! 
  • Team Building Activities
  • Prizes for Participation and Awards
  • Bring your own lunch
  • Speakers- Judging, Feed, Marketing, Veterinarian,  Other
  • Silent Auction - To support Cheshire County Beef Field Day & Animal Science Bonanza
This event is open to all animal species statewide and is organized by Cheshire County volunteers.

RSVP by January 15th.
See flyer for more information.

Storytime with Nancy Paquin

Time: 11:00 AM
Place: The Colony Mill, Toadstool Book Store, Keene, NH

Price: Free
Ages: 4 and up

Join local author, artist, and poet, Nancy Paquin on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11:00 a.m., for a fun and engaging selection of stories for children ages 4 and up, who are accompanied by an adult.

The theme for this Storytime will be heroes.

Stonewall Farm's Frozen Farm Festival

Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Place: Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH
Price: Call for more information
Ages: All

Learn what happens on a New England farm during the winter season today & historically. A special event for all ages. Activities: sleigh rides, live musical performances, historical artifacts, wool crafts, dairy barn tours, wildlife walks, fire pit and more. Traditional local food and drinks for sale.
Call for more details: 603-357-7278

Introduction to Tracking 

Time: 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Place: Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, Brattleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Donations welcome
Ages: All

Winter is the season during which we can learn the most about the wildlife around us. Through tracks in snow we can learn the intimate details of an individual animal’s activities, which species are active in a particular area, how abundant it is, how far an animal travels, where it shelters …

BEEC naturalist Patti Smith will start the program with a slide presentation that introduces the species active in Vermont’s winter woods, the track patterns that reveal their gaits and speed, and tips for recognizing the tracks of each species. We will then head out into the woods and fields to see how many tracks we can find and follow and see what stories they tell.
Snowshoes may be needed. This program is weather dependent.

Please contact BEEC at 257-5785 if the snow conditions are questionable, or check BEEC’s

Artist's Demonstration

Time: Noon-3:00 PM
Place: Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Needle felting by Ella Rank. 
Call for more information: 924-7676

Storytelling Festival 2012

Time: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Place: Chesterfield Town Hall, Chesterfield, NH (about 10 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Ages: All

The Friends of the Chesterfield will be hosting a storytelling workshop from 9:00 am - 11:00am. This is open to the community and beyond to see examples of storytelling techniques and learn how to practice and tell a story yourself or with a group. We have some young people storytelling if you would like to see what it looks like. Be prepared to participate and/or watch the activities. After 11:00 am, there will be an opportunity to document your own stories on video if you would like and archive them - see details on the storytelling festival guidelines. We encourage all ages to participate and have fun during this workshop! Come with a story, create one there, or just enjoy watching others tell stories.
  1. Introductions
  2. Warming up - activity for all
  3. Samples storytelling and sharing techniques and styles - four different groups
  4. Activity on creating story - individually or as a group
  5. Practice and/or demonstrate storytelling
  6. Participate in one last story as an entire group.
  7. Anyone who wants his or her stories video-taped can stick around for taping.
If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Belawske at (603) 363-2701

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