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Friday, March 9th Events

Teen Tech Week: Digital Nation

Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Place: Keene Public Library, Auditorium, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Recommended 13+

Within a single generation, digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed virtually every aspect of modern culture, from the way we learn and work to the ways in which we socialize and even conduct war. But is the technology moving faster than we can adapt to it? And is our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we've gained?

Every Parent's Dream-The Bushman Child

Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: $7
Ages: Older

On Friday, March 9th at 7pm the Mariposa Museum welcomes back Elizabeth Liz Marshall Thomas who will give a presentation entitled Every Parent's Dream The Bushmen Child. At age 19 Liz Thomas, with her family, lived amongst the Kalahari San, or Bushmen, the last significant population of true hunter-gatherers. Until their displacement in the 1970's their remarkable way of life had remained the same dating back fifteen thousand centuries living much as our earliest human ancestors. Liz's seminal work The Harmless People and her subsequent book The Old Way the Story of the First People tell the story of the natural and social world of the Bushmen. 

The focus of Liz's talk at the Mariposa will be on child rearing in this culture. In The Old Way Liz describes, The Ju/wasi were unfailingly good to their children. An infant would be nursed on demand and stay close to its mother, safe in the pouch of her care, warm in cold weather, shaded in hot weather, complete with a wad of soft grass for a diaper. Ju/wa children very rarely cried, probably because they had little to cry about. No child was ever yelled at or slapped or physically punished and few were ever scolded. She goes on to describe the family and community involvement in the child's rearing and well being stating that the result is not a spoiled child but one who is free from frustration or anxiety, sunny and cooperative and usually without close siblings as competitors, the Ju/wa children were every parent's dream. No culture can ever have raised better, more intelligent, more likable, more confident children. Admission to this event is Adult $7, Member $5. Mariposa is wheelchair accessible

Kids Night Out

Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Place: Ymca, Keene, NH
Price: $5 family members/$10 youth members/$15 community
Ages: K-5th grade ages

Kids Night Out is a fun evening of activities for those in K-5th grade. Join us for swimming, gym games, activities and pizza supervised by our qualified School's Out staff. Registration begins at 6:15pm in the Y Gym and pick up is by 8:30pm (late fees will be assessed). Youth must be signed in by an adult. Sneakers and swim suits/towels are required for gym games and pool use. 

Maple Moon Hike

Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Maple Hill Farm, Hollis, NH (about 46 miles from Keene)
Price: $10
Ages: Older

Join a fun group of adventurers to break out into the bright white world of a full moon winter night to hear and smell what is going on in the winter woods. A fun experience for those who can walk for up to 2 hours at a moderate to moderately slow pace. Dress in layers.
$10 per person includes snowshoes or crampons.
Call to preregister 603-465-7787.

In the Shadow of Monadnock Class

Time: 10:00 AM-11:20 AM
Place: Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St., Keene, NH
Ages: Older

HSCC will offer In the Shadow of Monadnock, a class on the history of southwestern New Hampshire from the time of glaciers through the 1940s as part of Keene State Collage's Cheshire Academy of Lifelong Learning (CALL) spring schedule. Within the chronological survey of the region's history, specific topics will be explored in greater detail, such as Native Americans, the Civil War, Mt. Monadnock, agriculture, immigration, industry, and transportation. The class will be enhanced through the use of historic photos, documents, artifacts, and audio-visual presentations, and conclude with a historical walking tour of downtown Keene. 
 The class will meet in HSCC's Exhibit Hall, 246 Main Street in Keene, on Friday mornings from 10:00 to 11:20 a.m. Registration is through Keene State College's Continuing Education program or at 603-358-2290. For further information on the class, please contact HSCC by email or at 352-1895.

Camping and RV Show

Time: 1:00 PM-8:00 PM
Place: Hampshire Hills, 50 Emerson Rd., Milford, NH (about 35 miles from Keene)
Price: $9/adults; free/kids under 12
Ages: All

90 exhibitors, door prizes, clowns and face painting. Bring four cans of food and get $2 off.
673-8123. March 9th-11th.

Music: Sonic Boomers

Time: 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Place: Rindge Meeting House, 6 Payson Hill R., Rindge, NH (about 17 miles from Keene)
Price: $8 in advance/$10 at the door
Ages: All

Sonic Boomers, the musical duo of Jack Crane and Bob Desmarsis, are coming to play at The Common Grounds Coffeehouse in the Rindge Meetinghouse Friday March 9, 2012.
Sonic Boomers play music from the 50s to the 80s including songs from Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Jimmy Buffet, The Eagles, and more. Sonic Boomers were formed in 2004 in the quest to bring the feel of a Key West, ocean-side easy going style to New England. 
Contact: 603-899-2069 

Pizza & Movie Teen Night

Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Place: Hancock Town Library, Hancock, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Teen age

Middle School and High School Students are invited to gather with friends, munch on pizza & watch a movie together. Film title to be determined by group in attendance and staff, please call for available titles. Registration REQUIRED, call, email or sign up in Children’s Room.

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Barbie's birthday
The Supreme Court ruled that the Amistad slaves were free, 1841
Bobby Fischer's birthday, 1943

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