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Saturday, February 11th Events

Walkabout Along Wild Bailey Brook

Time: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Place: Bailey Brook Falls, Nelson, NH (about 11 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older kids

We’ll travel the town of Nelson’s new short trail to Bailey Brook Falls (on Harris Center land) and also see some of the nearby protected land in Nelson. This protected block now stretches from the Stoddard line for more than a mile along the brook and then up and over Osgood Mountain and down to Spoonwood Pond! For this moderately easy outing, meet leaders Meade Cadot, Ben Haubrich, and Rick Church (of the Nelson Trail Committee) at 9:30 am, on the square in the center of Nelson. Ends around noon. Cosponsored with the Nelson Moving In Step Trail Committee.

Valentine's Day Homeschool Dance

Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Place: Uniatarian Universalist Church, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Come to a homeschool dance at the UU Church in Keene for Valentine's Day. Please bring a snack to share. There will be dancing and a great time for homeschoolers of all ages. 
Contact jennifer 209 2513.

Mall of NH Presents Kidgits Valentine Fun

Time: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Place: The Mall of New Hampshire Court, Manchester, NH (about 60 miles from Keene)
Ages: All

Play in the Bounce House, make a sundae, and craft your own Valentine cards!

The Mall of New Hampshire and The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD) are teaming up to host an afternoon of Valentine fun! February 14th has been declared as Congenital Heart Defect Day. In support, CHAD invites Kidgits to craft a heart card to send to children at CHAD for Valentine’s Day. Kidgits can also play in the Bounce House and make their own ice cream sundaes!
Not a Kidgits club member? 

Non members can sign up for a $5 annual fee or join by making a $5 donation to the Simon Youth Foundation.
Phone: 603-669-0434

3rd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Place: Milford Town Hall, Milford, NH (about 37 miles from Keene)
Price: $20 per couple
Ages: All

Fathers, escort your daughters to a special night of fun. This event is sure to make your daughter's first dance a memorable one. Formal wear highly recommended. Food, DJ, raffle prizes and a keepsake photo for your daughter of this memorable night. $20 per couple/$7 each additional child.

Valentine Making Morning

Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Place: Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 South Lincoln St., Keene, NH
Price: $3 per person/ $5 per family
Ages: All

Drop in anytime between 9:00am and noon on February 11, to our Valentine Making Workshop, for children and families of all ages, at our elementary school.  All  materials included.

Writing Group in Walpole

Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 PM
Place: Walpole Town Library, Walpole, NH (about 17 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older kids

How many times have you wished you'd written that story about someone in your family or some special experience of your own?
This is a group to help inspire those who keep wishing they'd get around to writing down and sharing those stories . Not a study group, this is an informal gathering with no instruction and only the kind of feedback you ask for.
Meetings will be held every 2nd Saturday morning of the month in the reference room of the library. Aim to bring a short piece to share, so we'll have time for everyone.Contact Barbara  Dretzin at 756-3831 or stop by the library for more details. 
A Visit with Abraham Lincoln

Time: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Place: Springfield Town Library, Springfield, VT (about 36 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Matching Lincoln’s height and beard, Steve Wood bears enough of a resemblance to our 16th president to make heads turn even when not wearing black trousers, vest, frock coat, and stovepipe hat. His first-person historical interpretation includes anecdotes from Lincoln’s visit to NH, stories of his early life, campaign debates with Stephen Douglas, and the Civil War that followed his election to the Presidency.

Steve has been featured in New Hampshire magazine, on WMUR (NH) Chronicle, WCVB (Boston) Chronicle and New Hampshire Public Radio’s Front Porch and The Exchange. He was named as the Editor’s Pick for “Best Lincoln Look-Alike” in New Hampshire magazine’s “Best of NH” issue in July 2002. There will be time set aside for a question and answer session with Steve at the end of the program.
For more information please call the library at 885-3108 or visit

Falling in Love with Poetry 

Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Toadstool Bookshop, Colony Mill, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Older kids

On Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6:00 p.m., Candace R. Curran and bg Thurston will lead a Mini Poetry Workshop. It’s free and no experience is necessary. Come and have fun learning and experimenting with poetry! At 7:00 p.m. Curran and Thurston will read some of their poems. Then from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., they will host an open mic. Please bring a favorite poem or one of your own to read.

Candace R. Curran has twice been named western Massachusetts Poet’s Seat laureate. She is founder of Interface, a collaboration of word and image, a unique exhibition of original visual art and poetry. Her latest book is Playing in Wrecks, published in 2011. 

bg Thurston is a graduate of Vermont College’s MFA in Writing Program and teaches poetry workshops both online and in a variety of academic venues. Her latest book is Nightwalking, published in 2011. 

For more information call The Toadstool Bookshop at 352-8815. This event is free, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Backyard Poultry Workshop

Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Place: Agway, Martell Court, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Older kids

Over the last several years, people have continued to gain interest in raising poultry for meat and/or eggs in their own backyard. Carl Majewski, Agricultural Resources Educator with UNH Cooperative Extension, will provide an overview of home poultry production to help yo
ur own home poultry enterprise gets off to a good start. We will discuss meat and egg production cycles, breed selection, housing and facilities, feeding, and flock health.
Contact Carl at 352-4550 or email

Winter Wildlife at Stonewall Farm

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

Even in the coldest time of the year there is life in the forest. Learn to track, identify scat and other signs of winter wildlife. A great way to get some fresh air before the big game. Happens 11th and 12th.

Italian Night Buffet & Valentine Making

Time: 5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Place: Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 16 Henniker St., Hillsboro, NH (about 24 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 children 6-12/$8 adults
Ages: All

With special chocolate desserts. Also Chocolate Lovers Fair. Silent auction baskets. Valentine-making for kids.

Artists Demonstration

Time: Noon-3:00 PM
Place: Sharon's Art Center, Peterborough, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older kids

Holly Alderman on mixed media. Contact: 924-7676

Monadnock Railroad Club

Time: 10:00 AM-Noon
Place: Peterborough Town Library, Peterbrough, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older kids

Brief overview of the RR history in Peterborough by local RR author and historian Randy Brown. Contact: 801-7334.

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