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Thursday, February 23rd Events

Camp: T.R.A.I.N.S.- Travels, Rails, Arts. Imagination, Noises and Songs

Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Place: Keene Public Library, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: K-2nd grade ages

CHOO!  CHOO!!   ALL ABOARD!!  Do you like to sing, dance, paint, and act?  This February school vacation, join the Keene Public Library for our multi-arts morning camp for children in Kindergarten through second grade. Each morning on Tuesday through Friday (February 21st - 24th), from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., your child will jump on a train and travel with their imaginations. Campers will read & create a short play based on the book 'The Little Engine That Could' that will be presented on the final morning of the program. Enrollment is limited and registration is required either at the library or online.  Join us for a week of enrichment and FUN!! 

Astronomy: Is Anybody Out There?

Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Place: Keene Public Library, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Have you ever gone outside on a dark and clear, moonless night and looked up at the stars and wondered if there was anyone out there looking back at you, wondering the very same thing?  Well, if you have, you’re not alone.  Answering this question definitively and scientifically is one of the most important drivers and motivators of astronomers, biologists, and astrobiologists to pursue the work that they do.

If you are interested in learning about our recent efforts in answering the question, “Are we alone?” Then join Astronomer and Lecturer, John Gianforte for his lecture on Thursday, February 23, 2012, Is Anybody Out There?  In his presentation and discussion John will touch upon the following related topics: extrasolar planet discoveries, the prospects for life elsewhere in our solar system, and the Fermi Paradox.  Even though some of these topics are…way “out there,” no science education or background is needed to enjoy, learn, and participate in discussions on these interesting and exciting topics.

The program is co-sponsored by the Keene Amateur Astronomy Club. 

Wildlife Encounters

Time: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Place: Town Hall, Upper meeting Room, Brookline, NH (about 40 miles from Keene)
Price: $9.50 studen
Ages: Geared toward 6 and up

February's program will be - Principles of Ecology: energy systems, food webs, etc. More information about this event will be at the bottom of this listing.

AGES: This program will be an hour in length and geared to ages 6 and up. If your child is under 4 but will attend as the only student, the regular student rate of $9.50 will apply. Younger siblings are welcome to join us at a discounted rate, however, much of the program will be geared for the over 6 crowd. If younger guests lose interest before the presentation is over, there is a small area outside the hall and an additional area downstairs where they may be more comfortable.

PAYMENT: Due to the cost of offering this program your student’s place is not guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled for any reason. We must have a minimum of 25 students ($9.50 rate) by Feb. 21, 2012.
Paypal payments may be sent to melaniekohli [at sign] gmail dot com and should be marked as personal -other. Please pay using your bank account or paypal balance. If using a credit/debit card, kindly pay the fee.

COST: $9.50 per child ages 4 and up/per program*, see note below. You do not have to commit to all programs and are only paying for the program being offered in February.

* Parents and Adult Caregivers - Free
Siblings 1 year and younger - Free
Siblings Ages 2-3 : $2.00, regardless of how many children are registered
Only capped water bottles, baby bottles and leak-proof sippy cups are allowed in the meeting hall.

Parking for this event is in back of the town hall near the police crusiers.
Each program will last approx. 1 hour and will include 6 animals presented by professional educators, all of which hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as Zoology, Wildlife Ecology, etc. This will be a program with some hands on opportunities. (Please be aware that some animals can not be touched due to state regulations, ie. arctic foxes, etc.) If you would like to see a list of some of the animals that might show up, please visit:

Paint a Clay Pot & Plant Seeds
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Place: Home Depot, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

The Keene Home Depot will be conducting kids workshops for February vacation (excluding Wednesday). This Thursday's workshop is painting a clay pot and planting seeds. They would like to get an idea of how many kids will be attending, so please call at 603-355-2113 ext. 077 Val or ext.301 Dianne with your last name and how many kids. 

Winter Games Camp

Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Place: Nature Museum, Grafton, VT (about 31 miles from Keene)
Price: $30 members/$40 non-members
Ages: 6-8

If you can’t wait for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, come and compete in The Nature Museum’s own winter games.
Competitors will create colorful art in the snow, run like snowshoe hares through an obstacle course, and dig like weasels hunting for voles. This day of adventure will conclude with a kid-made ice cream celebration.
This camp is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.

Basic Spanish Class

Time: 4:00 PM
Place: Jaffrey Public Library, Jaffrey, NH (about 17 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 5-Adult

Brenda and Nadia Bhatti will be presenting a basic Spanish language class at the Jaffrey Public Library. Ages 5 through adult are invited to celebrate Mexico's Flag Day, Dia de la Bandera, by attending and brushing up on their Spanish. The Fun filled, interactive program is free of charge and is part of the "Fabulous Fun Program" series that Brenda and Nadia will be presenting at the library. Registration is required and begins on Monday February 6th.
To register, or for more information, call the Children's Room at 532-7301.

Furry Friend Sleepover

Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Chesterfield Public Library, Chesterfield, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Arrive in PJs and enjoy a bedtime story before you go home and let your furry friend stay overnight at the LIBRARY! Pick up Friday at 9 am when you can enjoy refreshments and see a slideshow of the crazy night your furry friend’s enjoyed!

(Only stuffed animals sleep over.)

Call the library @ 363-4621 for info or to register!

What's special about today?
National banana bread day
Tennis day
Scottish scientists announced the successful cloning of a sheep, Dolly, 1997
W.E.B. DuBois birthday, 1868

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