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Sunday, February 26th Events

Negrura Peruana Concert

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT (about 29 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Afro-Peruvian culture flourished in Peru, giving the world a unique musical tradition that blends Spanish, indigenous and African influences into a dynamic, percussive dance style with a character all its own. Emigrating from Lima to Connecticut in the 1980s and 1990s, the members of Negrura Peruana celebrate and perform the music and dance of Peru’s African population. The group combines vocals with percussion instruments such as the caj√≥n (wooden box drum), the quijada de burro (jaw of horse), the campana (cowbell), bongos and guitars. 

Family Snowshoe Walk 

Time: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Place: The Fells, Newbury, NH (about 39 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 family
Ages: All


Family Snowshoe Walk: Animals in Winter
Sunday, February 26, 1-2pm 
Bring your snowshoes and join Kathleen Stowell, Education Director of the Lake Sunapee Protective Association, as she leads a winter walk to discover what animals do to cope with winter's snow and cold. Can you imagine spending the whole winter outside??? Our animal neighbors do! Members free, nonmembers pay $5 per family. No reservations required, appropriate for beginners. Meet at The Fells Gatehouse.

Tracking: Following a Trail

Time: 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Place: Meet at Fire Station, West Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All


Meet at West Brattleboro Fire Station to carpool to Marlboro, Free/Donations Welcome
Join BEEC naturalist Patti Smith for a tracking expedition in Marlboro. We will set out on snowshoes to find the trail of a wide-ranging mammal. We will then follow the trail to learn the ways and activities of its maker. Possible guides include fisher, mink, bobcat, coyote and fox. Along the way we will likely encounter the tracks of many other denizens of the winter forest, and will learn what we can from them as well. Among these could be red squirrel, flying squirrel, snowshoe hare, porcupine, mice, grouse, turkeys, deer, and perhaps even moose. Patti will share the field tools she uses to help identify tracks.
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 website:www.beec.org.

Poetry Out Loud Performance

Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Place: Keene Public Library, Heberton Hall
Price: Free
Ages: All
 

Don't miss this unusual contest and performance in which local teens compete for scholarships and recognition by memorizing and reciting poetry.
 
Recitation and performance are major new trends in poetry. There has been a recent resurgence of poetry as an oral art form as seen in the slam poetry movement and the immense popularity of hip-hop music. Poetry Out Loud builds on that momentum by inviting the dynamic aspects of slam poetry  spoken word and theater into the English class.  The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with State Arts Agencies of the United States to support the expansion of Poetry Out Loud which encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. This exciting program helps students master public speaking skills  build self-confidence  and learn about their literary heritage.

What's special about today?
Tell a fairy tale day
Levi Strauss' birthday, 1829
Grand Canyon National Park was established, 1919
Johny Cash birthday, 1932

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