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Wednesday, February 29th Events

Wood Allen Film Festival

Time: 6:15 PM-7:45 PM
Place: Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Grab a seat early for the Brooks Memorial Library Allan Stewart Konigsberg's (Woody Allen) Film Festival.

Brooklyn born Konigsberg (Allen) is a film director, actor, comedian, playright, and a jazz clarinetist who plays at small venues all around Manhattan.
Allen is prolific. He has either acted, written, or directed a film in every year since 1965, for a total of 46 films. He has won three Academy Awards and has been nominated 21 times. The film Annie Hall garnered 4 Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actress).

The film tonight is ANNIE HALL, starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts United Artists; Directed by Woody Allen Rated PG; 93 minutes; 1977

Chronicles the ups and downs of obsessive, neurotic, NY comedian Alvy Singer’s (Woody Allen) relationship with Midwest ditz Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) in 1970s socialite Manhattan. Allen allows us a glimpse of his personal life in this semi-autobiographical portrait of the amorous partnership between Allen and Keaton. AWARDS Academy Awards: 5 Nominations Winner of Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Directors Guild of America: Winner - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Golden Globes: 5 nominations Winner - Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy New York Film Critics Circle: Winner: Best Actress, Best Director, Best Film, Best Screenplay

Location: Brooks Memorial Library Sponsored--Meeting Room 

Women's Chorus Open Sing

Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Place: All Souls' Church, 29 South St., W. Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 10+

On Wednesday, February 29, Leap Day, from 7:00 to 8:30, an Open Sing will be offered at All Soul's Church as a kick-off to the spring session of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus. Any woman or girl over age 10 is invited to participate and learn songs that are easy to harmonize. The music will reflect this year's chorus theme of "Life's Little Lessons," songs of life, love, time, and change. 

The regular spring session of Women's Chorus begins March 7, with rehearsals on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:45, and culminates with two concerts on Mother's Day weekend, May 12 and 13. Founder-director Becky Graber has been leading the chorus for 16 years as an opportunity for all women to sing and improve their vocal skills. No auditions are required, and it is not necessary to read music, as most music is taught by rote and by ear. Graber chooses songs that are full of meaning and beauty and often includes ones of her own arrangement. Mother-daughter rates and financial aid are available. 

For more information or to download a registration form, see Or email
or call 802-254-8994. 

Dance Around the World

Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM (tentative- email for more info)
Place: 8 Brenda Lane, Merrimack, NH (about 50 miles from Keene)
Price: $12 per child
Ages: 6-9

First series of Dance Around the World: EUROPE

-Come and explore other cultures through music, dance and food.
-2 hours/week for eight sessions, visiting the following countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Albania, Italy, Croatia, Hungary (1 country/event).

-Each class includes warm up, rhythm patterns, two dances from the  country of the week, a geographic and cultural overview, and samples of ethnic food snacks during intermission.

- Time: TBD depending on responses, one suggestion is Wednesday 1-3pm.
- Age: 6-9; parents and siblings (with parental supervision) welcomed.
- Class size: 6-12 children. Fee: $12/child
- Back yard and waiting room (with documentaries and books) available.

Instructor: Dorina Nimigean,                                            
Phone (603) 494 3815

Bird Banding at Science Center

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Place: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Rd., Holderness, NH (about 90 miles from Keene)
Price: $7/member; $9/ non-member
Ages: 6+

For Families, Age 6+ Looking for a chance to see wild birds up close? Join us to find out why and how we capture and band the birds at the Science Center's feeding station. Adult must accompany children. Cost: $7/member; $9/non-member.
Leap Day Snowshoe Hike for Teens

Time: 10:00 AM-12:
Place: Beaver Brook Association, 117 Ridge Rd., Hollis, NH (about 44 miles from Keene)
Price: $12
Ages: 13+

Leap in the snow, leap onto snowshoes. Enjoy a midwinter hike through the woods and trails of Beaver Brook. Look for tracks, signs of animal activity in snow. You'll find there's lots of life in these woods. Enjoy cocoa or tea afterward. Fee: $12. Call to register. 465-7787 
Awesome Robb Performance

Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Place: Fox Run Mall, Sears Center Court, 50 Fox Run Rd., Newington, NH (about 100 miles from Keene)
Ages: All

Awesome Robb will make some magic at Fox Run Mall on Wednesday, February 29th at 11:00 a.m. for a one-hour magic show. His quick sense of humor and zany tricks makes his magic show a hit for the whole family!

Winter Explorations

Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Place: Squam Lake Natural Science Center, Holderness, NH
Price: $7/member; $9/non-member
Ages: 6+

For Families, Age 6+ Explore the natural world of winter with some outdoor activities focused on wildlife survival in winter. Afterward, go inside to meet one of New Hampshire's winter residents up close. Snowshoes available at no extra cost or bring your own. Adult must accompany children. Cost: $7/member; $9/non-member. 603-968-7194

Vacation Week Movie

Time: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Place: Hancock Town Library, Hancock, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Come join the Hancock Library for a mid week movie with your friends and family. On the big screen they will be showing recently released Dolphin Tale. Popcorn will be available to all. No registration required.

Knitting Together

Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Place: Village Square Booksellers, 32 The Square, Bellows Falls, VT (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Those able to knit

“Knitting Together” is a community charitable organization – we knit hats, mittens, and sweaters and donate them to our local schools. New members are needed and donations of yarn are always accepted. Bring yourself and your needles – we supply the yarn, and we promise a very enjoyable afternoon.
Call JoAnne for more information, 802-869-2077

Workshop: How to Make Your Own Maple Syrup

Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Keene Achille Agway, 80 Martel Court, Keene, NH Price: Free
Ages: All

The sap will be running soon! Have you thought about making your own maple syrup? Do you want to know what is needed?
Attend this workshop if want to learn the steps, from the tree to the table, plus the equipment needed. This special workshop is geared to first-timers and beginner maplers having less than 75 taps. All aspects of maple sugaring will be covered including tree identification, tapping, collecting and boiling sap, finishing, filtering and packing syrup. Equipment and supplies needed, especially sizing and operating small evaporators, homemade and commercial, will also be discussed.

For more information: Call Steve Roberge at 352-4550 or email

Folk & Fairy Tales

Time: 10:30 AM
Place: Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St., Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Read by retired broadcaster Ted O'Brien.

Candle Mat Workshop

Time: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Place: Monadnock Crafters Guild, 127 Concord St., Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $15
Ages: 16+

Make a Spring candle mat with felted wool decorations. Ages 16-plus. Registration: 784-5154.

What's special about today?
The first Leap Day proclaimed by Julius Caesar, 46 BC
Three women, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, were the first to be accused of witchcraft in Salem, Mass., 1692

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