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Saturday, March 24th Events

Maple Festival

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Twin Valley Middle School, VT route 100, Whitingham, VT (about 42 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

The Maple Festival celebrates an important aspect of Whitingham’s economic and cultural heritage. Eight of our eighteen Whitingham sugar makers have graciously opened the doors of their sugar houses and given their time so that residents, visitors, and guests, alike will gain a better understanding and appreciation for ‘the art and science’ of Maple syrup and sugar making and the historical importance of ‘sugaring’ to our town. 
Festival includes pancake breakfast, craft fair, sleigh rides, activities for children, contests, etc. More Info: Website

Birding Along the Connecticut River

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, 99 Millers Falls Rd., Northfield, MA
Price: Free
Ages: 12 and older

Barton Cove and the Power Canal in Turners Falls are two great spots to view migrating birds in March. We’ll begin indoors with a brief introduction to field identification tips, and then head out in our van searching for ducks, geese and other birds along the Connecticut River. Dress warmly and in layers, wear warm boots, and bring binoculars and a field guide. This program is an introduction to birding focusing on March migrants, particularly waterfowl along the Connecticut River. To register, please call (800) 859-2960.

13th Annual Sap Gathering Contest

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Place: Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH
Price: $5 per person; children under 6 free
/$3 members
Ages: All

Join your friends at Stonewall Farm for the annual Sap Gathering Contest.  This event has become a signature Stonewall Farm event.  Come see teamsters race on our course as they collect "sap" as quickly as possible. The tradition of boiling sap into maple syrup has been a New England tradition for generations.  There will be food for sale to support the Walpole Grange, obstacle courses, maple syrup sundaes, hayrides, and lots more! 

What's special about today?
Laurence Olivier's Hamlet became the first British film to win an Oscar, 1949
In one of worst oil spills in recent history, the tanker, Exxon Valdez, ran aground and released 240,000 barrels of oil into Prince William Sound, 1989
Halle Berry became the first African-American actress to win a best actress Oscar and Denzel Washington became the second African-American actor to get the best actor award, 2002
Harry Houdini's birthday, 1874 

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