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Saturday, March 3rd Events

Good Forestry Practice

Time: 9:00 AM
Place: Old Dublin Rd., Hancock, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older kids & adults

Moderately easy hike of about one mile through land owned by the Harris Center, located on Old Dublin Road in Hancock. This parcel of forest was recently subject to a small cut on about 17 acres. Among the goals guiding the operation was regeneration of oak, and enhancement of wildlife habitat. The contract with the forester addressed issues including post harvest condition of skid routes and trails, post harvest seeding of soil, and avoidance of collateral damage to standing timber. This program will appeal to landowners who may be looking for guidance on best forestry practice. Leaving the Harris Center at 9 am, with Eric Masterson, Land Protection Specialist, and Wayne Young, Consulting Forester. Back by noon.

4th Annual Culture of Peace 

Time: 9:30 AM
Place: Keene State College, Young student center, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Older kids & adults

The fourth annual Culture of Peace Conference is being planned by a group of individuals from Keene State College, regional educational institutions, community groups and concerned individuals. The purpose is to create a public space for listening to and learning from each other as we envision a culture focused on peace, understanding, tolerance and solidarity and strategize concrete steps we can take to make this vision a reality.
The day includes workshops, actions, networking and music!
This event is free and open to the public.

For more information go to, contact Susan Theberge at or Forrest Seymour at


Time: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Place: Keene State College, Wright Theatre, Redfern Arts Center, Keene, NH
Price: $10

Ages: All

The KSC Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Rashomon," a play by Fay and Michael Kanin, directed by KSC faculty member PeggyRae Johnson. Based on a set of legendary Japanese folktales, "Rashomon" is a beguiling mystery about the multiple versions of truth left behind by the death of a samurai warrior.

Shows are Tuesday to Saturday, Feb. 28 to March 3, at 7:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday, March 3.

Arts Trailwork Program for Children

Time: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Place: Hopkinton Town Library, Community Room, Contoocook, NH (about 40 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Grade 2-5

Using natural materials like bark, pine cones and sticks to create a sculpture, they'll construct an indoor Nature Trail linking our animal homes. Take your Trailwork Artwork home to enjoy!
Preregistration required:  call 746-6121; limit 15 children
Information:  746-6121 ~
Program sponsored by The Little Nature Museum  

National Spelling Bee

Time: 1:00 PM
Place: Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH (about 50 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

The public is encouraged to attend this free event on Saturday, March 3rd at the Capitol Center for the Arts starting at 1 p.m. The student to emerge as the top speller will represent the Granite State at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC in May.
See schedule and get tickets.

Chili Cook-Off & Dessert Bake-Off

Time: 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Place: American Legion, 42 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls, VT (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free to enter. $5 donation to taste chili
Ages: All

Do you make the best chili around? Here’s a chance to share it with others as the Bellows Falls Middle School Band presents their Chili Cook-off. There will also be a dessert bake off competition with prizes awarded for entrees that receive the most votes.

Kids, you can enter too! There will be adult and kids categories; prizes will be awarded for the most popular entries in both. Whatever your style of chili – traditional, vegetarian, no bean, whatever – make a crock of your very best and enter it to win.

There are no fees to enter, but it is a fundraiser, so donations are accepted. The band will be charging $5 at the door to come and sample all the chili. The Bellows Falls Middle School band is raising money for their trip to New York City; they will be performing at the Statue of Liberty on April 19th, 2012.

Contact Amy Tuttle at 802-732-8270 or to register and get more details.

Free to enter. Everyone is invited to sample and vote for their favorite for just $5/per person.

Circus Spectacular

Time: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Place: Latchis Theater, 50 Main st., Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: See below
Ages: All

High flying trapeze, aerial silks, partner balancing, juggling, comedy and more. This 2nd annual fundraiser features the professional performers of the New England Center for Circus Arts and special guests from Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros, and European cabarets.

Saturday March 3, 8pm
Sunday March 4, 1 pm

Show Tickets: $25 Orchestra – $15 Balcony – $10 Youth (under 12)

There will be a silent auction and all proceeds from the evening go directly to Outreach and Scholarship funds at the New England Center for Circus Arts.

Celebrating Student Poetry

Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Boys and Girls Club, 17 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

March is Student Art Month in Windham County and the Arts Council of Windham County is organizing shows and events to spotlight the great art coming from our young people.

This year they are adding poetry to the arts to be celebrated. As visual and aural arts provide tools and traditions to explore how we see and hear our world, so poetry provides a window into language and how we shape it and it shapes our experience of the world.

Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 will be the monthly Poetry Slam at the Boys and Girls Club at 17 Flat Street in Brattleboro. This event will be recorded for TV broadcast and we would like it to include the best young poets from our county. Details from

Saturday, March 10, Village Square Booksellers, 32 the Square, Bellows Falls, will host an open mike poetry reading at 2:00 with a focus on young poets from Windham County. Details from

Friday, March 16, Village Square Booksellers, 32 the Square, Bellows Falls, will host an open mike poetry reading at 7:00 highlighting the best young poets from Windham County. Details from

So Easy to Preserve Workshop

Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Place: Life Fellowship Church - 85 Wheeler Rand Road, Charlestown NH (about 28 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older kids

Enjoy the goodness of summer year-round.  Come learn the fundamentals of food preservation as well as most current USDA recommendations about freezing and canning.

Specific topics include:
- How to use pressure canners and water bath canners
- Basic freezing/canning
- Up-to-date canning recipes

See the flyer

Sugaring at Stonewall Farm

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

Bring the family to learn the art and taste of traditional New England maple sugaring. FREE

Mardi Gras Dance with the Folksoul Band

Time: 6:00 PM
Place: The Waldorf School, 98 S. Lincoln St., Keene, NH
Price: $5 per person/$10 per family
Ages: All

Monadnock Waldorf School is hosting a Mardi Gras Dance on Saturday, March 3rd. A Cajun potluck kicks off the evening at 6 PM, followed by 7 p.m. show.
Attendees can come for both or just the dance, and celebrate Marid Gras in grand style with the musical group, The Folksoul Band. The evening will be a rollicking New Orleans-style celebration complete with trombone and beads. The high-energy band plays American dance music with roots in Dixieland, Cajun, Calypso, and Reggae.
Phone: 357-4442

Dr. Seuss' Breakfast 

Time: 7:30 AM-Noon
Place: The Community Kitchen, 35 Mechanic St., Keene, NH
Price: Suggested donation $7 over 12/$3 under 12 separate plate.
Ages: All

Join The Community Kitchen for their Dr. Seuss Breakfast and enjoy story telling and talks with the Cat in the Hat. All children receive free books and games.
Phone: (603) 352-3200
See the flyer.

Jack Frost Jam

Time: 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
Place: Heberton Hall, Keene, NH
Price: $5
Ages: All

The Elm City Derby Damez and Keene Music Festival will host Jack Frost Jam at Heberton Hall on Winter St (next to library) in Keene on Saturday, March 3rd from 3 to 8 pm. (doors open at 2 pm)
This family event includes music, prizes, contests, a bake sale, and merchandise for sale.

What's special about today?
National Anthem Day
Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday, 1847 
Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood became the first woman lawyer to be admitted to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States, 1879

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