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Saturday, March 31st Events

29th Annual "Waterfowl Safari" along the Connecticut River
 Time: 8:00 am-1:00 pm
Place: Vermont
Price: Free
Ages: All

Harris Center: Through carpools and a little walking, we’re likely to see a variety of ducks and other species northward-bound in spring migration. We’ll have two groups, one with Phil Brown from NH Audubon, another with Eric Masterson from the Harris Center. One group will head north from Hinsdale (departing at 8 am from the Home Depot parking lot in Keene), the other will go south from Charlestown (departing at 8 am from the Charlestown Library on Main Street). The two groups will meet at Herrick’s Cove in Vermont for lunch and tall tales. Carpools return about 1 pm. Cosponsored with NH Audubon. For more information or to sign up, contact Phil at, or Eric at

3rd Annual Road Race & Pet Friendly Walk

Time: 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Place: 14 W Swanzey Rd., Swanzey, NH (across from Market Basket)
$15 pre-entry/ $20 day of event, Youth (under 18) $10 pre-entry/ $15 day of event

Come for the 3rd. Annual Fast Friends 4.5 mile Road Race and 2 mile Pet Friendly Walk. You can register at All proceeds go towards providing food, medical treatment and care for our 50 plus retired racing greyhounds waiting to find new forever homes.


2 Mile Walk.........................9:00am
Bring your 4 legged friends for a leisurely stroll down the Ashuelot Rail Trail
*this event is non-competitive*
no dog necessary to participate, all breeds welcome. All dogs must be leashed at all times.

4.5 Mile Run........................9:15am
Prizes to top 3 m/f in each category
[<19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+]
Cource Map

Awards / Prize ceremony....10:45am
Must be present to claim prize

Entrance Fees:
--- 100% of all proceeds go directly to helping Greyhounds ---
Adult - $15 pre-entry / $20 Day-Of
Youth (under 18) - $10 pre entry / $15 Day-Of

Professional Timing + Results by Tri-State Racing Service
USATF Certified Course
Results posted at
Post race refreshments
COLORED! T-Shirts to first 150 entrants
Lots of FUN!

Come set a personal record on this fun filled four and a half mile course while helping raise funds for some fast, furry, four-legged friends! The road course winds around the Yale Forest with views of Monadnock Mountain in scenic Swanzey, New Hampshire.

Terri Malloy or Cathy Sims 603-355-1556

Peacebuilding & Puppets Workshop

Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Place: Marlboro College, Persons Auditorium, Marlboro, VT (about 29 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older

Join Romanian puppeteer, educator and peacebuilder Mariana Palade Syrotiak in an experiential workshop on conflict transformation using puppetry. Exploring true stories from personal experience in small groups, participants will develop puppet shows that engage audiences in alternative solutions. This innovative technique, developed by Syrotiak and applied in post-conflict areas around the world, blends her passion for the arts and commitment for social change. She is the international program manager of Conflict Transformation Across Cultures programs at World Learning, and has facilitated this and similar workshops in India, Nepal, Rwanda and the United States. Contact:

Music: Jandee Lee Porter

Time: 8:00 pm
Place: Mole Hill, 789 Gilsum Mine Rd., Alstead, NH (about 14 miles from Keene)
Price: See below
Ages: All

All shows 8:00 PM , BYOB, $10 adults, $5 students, $20 family

For more information, call: 603-352-2585. Mole Hill Theatre, 789 Gilsum Mine Road, Alstead, NH 03602

Pizza Palooza

Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Place: Colony Mill Marketplace, Food Court, Keene, NH
Price: See below
Ages: All

Join Cheshire Children's Museum at the Food Court in the Colony Mill Marketplace for pizza from the best pizzerias in Keene!  Your ticket gets you "all you can eat" pizza, drink, dessert, and a voting ballot to vote for the best pizza.  They have a raffle for themed gift baskets.
Tickets are available at The Little Boutique at 16 West Street.
Advance tickets: $8 adults/$4 children (12 and under)
At the door: $10 adults/$5 children

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Time: All day
Place: Red River Theatres, Concord, NH (about 50 miles from Keene)
Price: See below
Ages: All

The New Hampshire Rivers Council is proud to be hosting The Wild & Scenic Film Environmental Film Festival, one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America.
Join us the Red River Theatres in Concord on Saturday, March 31, and plan to make a difference while watching short films you won’t see anywhere else.
The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival works with environmentally conscious groups across the country to host tour venues as a way to reach out to their communities and bring together diverse audiences. The goal is to use film to inspire activism. The New Hampshire Rivers Council is the only statewide conservation organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of New Hampshire rivers.

Since its’ founding as the New Hampshire Rivers Campaign in 1989, the Council has worked to educate the public about the value of the state's rivers, designate rivers in the state's protection program, and advocate for strong public policies and wise management of New Hampshire river resources. This year’s festival is even bigger and better than the last sold out show. A matinee is being offered with a craft activity for kids. The recommended age for the matinee is 6 to 10 years old, but would be enjoyed by all. One parent is admitted free with the purchase of an $8 children’s ticket, or two children are admitted for $12. Space is limited for the craft activity, so get your tickets early.

The evening portion of the show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets to the 5 p.m. reception are available with a New Hampshire Rivers Council individual membership and one movie ticket for only $30 or two tickets and a family membership for $40. Individual tickets to the evening movies are $10 each.

4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt 

Time: 9:00 am-11:00 am
Place: NH Sportsplex, 68 Technology Drive, Bedford, NH (about 50 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 per person
Ages: All

The fourth annual MOMS Club of Bedford Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 31.  This popular family event benefits the Our Promise To Nicholas (OPTN) Foundation, dedicated to finding a cure for Batten Disease, a currently fatal neurodegenerative disease afflicting several area children including eight-year-old Bedford resident Nicholas Dainiak.   Last year’s event was attended by 400 guests who enjoyed hunting for eggs as well as entertainment, and raised $3,500 for the OPTN Foundation.
The MOMS Club of Bedford is seeking sponsors at all levels for this year’s egg hunt, as well as raffle basket donations and vendors.  If interested, contact Suzanne Bergeron via email at
The event will feature an egg hunt that will take place at 10 am, when children can hunt for eggs filled mostly with candy and stickers plus a few “golden eggs” filled with special prize tickets.  Guests can also expect entertainment, games, an appearance by the Easter Bunny, a bake sale as well as raffle tickets for Easter baskets.  Details will be announced in the coming weeks.  The NH Sportsplex is located at 68 Technology Drive in Bedford.  Tickets to the event will be $5 per person with a family cap of $20 and may be purchased in cash or check at the door.

Play: Snow Queen

Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Place: The Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord, NH (about 50 miles from Keene)
Price: $12 adults/$6 children under 13
Ages: All
Hans Christian Andersen’s invincible Snow Queen will again take the stage to weave her evil magic March 31, 2012 at 2pm and 7pm at the Concord City Auditorium. This incomparable tale of childhood friends who mature and grow away from one another only to be rejoined as young adults has been a favorite of both children and adults since it was written. The story is one of mystery and adventure and a marvelous journey where Gerda encounters wondrous creatures of the forest in her quest to locate her friend Kay. It is a reflection of the journeys all must travel on the way to adulthood.

Music by Ward Dilmore, highly acclaimed composer and musician of Hampton Falls, NH, provides the background for choreography that dramatically portrays happiness, fear, sadness, anger and all the emotions elicited by the events taking place. Performing with exceptional technical skill and drama, members of Petit Papillon Ballet Theatre bring to life the characters they portray. Lighting, costumes and storytelling further enhance the ballet and will delight audiences young and old.

Paul Lally, noted producer and writer for PBS, will again join the company as narrator. Mr. Lally has more than 35 years of experience writing, producing, and directing for PBS and commercial television. His national television directing credits include Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and the Disney Channel. He also produces the longest running cooking series in America, Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito, an Italian how-to cooking series currently airing nationwide.

Petit Papillon Ballet Theatre of New Hampshire is the performing company for Petit Papillon School of Ballet. The company is composed of pre-professional dancers accepted into the group through the audition process. Dancers must take a required number of technique classes per week in both ballet and modern dance in addition to the rehearsal schedule, which often adds another five hours of work at the studio. Historically the troupe has been noted for its creative and technical expertise, for the quality of the original productions presented and for its particular focus on the support and enrichment of youth through the dance arts.

Tickets for the performance are $12 for Adults, $6 for children under 13. They may be purchased at Gibson’s Book Store, 29 South Main St., Concord; or at the studios of Petit Papillon, 39 Green St., Concord from 4-7:30, Mon.-Fri. Tickets will also be available at the auditorium on the day of the performances. For information or reservations call 603-746-2990.
Storytelling Workshop
Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Place: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua, 47 Grand Ave., Nashua, NH (about 45 miles from Keene)
Price: See below
Contact for info: 883-0523

Adults responsible for the education of young children are invited to attend a special storytelling workshop.

The workshop will feature Shawn Middleton, noted local storyteller and author. Workshop theme is “Bringing It Back to Nature.” Those attending will learn ways to bring members of their class (and family) back to nature while learning some incredible storytelling techniques at this inspiring workshop.

Participants will walk away with new nature stories and outside activities. Touring New England, storyteller and author Shawn Middleton mesmerizes his audiences with his unique style of storytelling. He brings stories to life with finger puppets, sound effects, voice dramatization, rhythm, sign language, mime and Hip Hop dance. Children, parents, teachers, librarians and community members will be educated, entertained and engaged. Audiences don’t just listen, they sing, clap, dance, chant and roar with laughter.

The workshop is offered by the Family Resource Center of Greater Nashua. Cost is $20 per participant when paid in advance and $25 at the door. The workshop registration fee includes one complimentary ticket to the Family Storytelling program scheduled for 11:00am the same day. Proceeds benefit the Family Resource Center of Greater Nashua.

Cost per person is $5 or $20 maximum per family group. Tickets are available at the door.
Preregistration for the workshop is required. Please call Lori Fowler at the Boys & Girls Club at 883-0523, ext. 215 for information. Registration forms are available at

Haiku, HipHop and Hotdogs!

Time: 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Place: Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT (about 27 miles from Keene)
Price: See website below for  more info.
Ages: All

Thrill to the adventures of “Fearless Flying Hotdogs!” Dance with the “Funky Snowman!” Make friends with “The Goblin!” Crabgrass Puppet Theatre’s exciting new fusion of poetry and puppetry includes poems by Jack Prelutsky, David McCord, Calef Brown, Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, and others. “Haiku, HipHop and Hotdogs” is a seamless tapestry of puppetry and poetry, performed from a hot-dog cart that turns into a puppet stage.

Charlie Chaplin's "The Circus" Movie Party

Time: 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Place: WOOL headquarters, 33 Bridge St., Bellows Falls, VT (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: $7
Ages: All

Winner of the first Academy Award, considered by many to be Chaplin’s best film. “Here is a movie to be cherished by all fans of Chaplin, but appreciated even by casual viewers. This is because it achieves a rare blend of comedy and poignancy through appealing, sympathetic characters and with genuine honesty adding a note of realism to counterbalance the clowning.” – IMDB
A fundraiser for your member-owned, volunteer-run community radio station, WOOL, Black Sheep Radio.

Pysanky Egg Dyeing

Time: 11:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: The Starving Artist, 10 West St., Keene, NH
Price: $50
Ages: 13+/10+ with adult supervision

The art of beautiful Ukrainian egg dyeing – a cultural and creative way to prepare for Easter.
Pysanky Eggs are beautiful to hang in your home or give as gifts. This class is wonderful to attend with family or friends. You will return home with 1-2 of your own handmade eggs!
All welcome, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Age 13+ is recommended, but Age 10+ is accepted with parental supervision.
$50 total including materials

TO REGISTER: 609-221-6875,

Russian Duo

Time: 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Stone Church Arts, 20 Church St, Bellows Falls, VT (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: See below
Ages: All

Oleg Kruglyakov, a balalaika virtuoso, and Terry Boyarsky, a masterful pianist, are Russian Duo – an international project borne out of a love of traditional music and classical elegance.
Oleg and Terry have teamed up for exuberant performances of soulful, passionate music. Their collaboration highlights the mysterious sounds of the balalaika underscored by the vast expressive range of the piano. Featuring vocals and Russian percussion, their extensive repertoire draws from Russian folk music, romances, dances, classical music, gypsy melodies and Russian songs.

Concert begins at 7:30 pm; doors open at 7:00 pm.
IN ADVANCE: $17.00 for adults; $13.00 for seniors over 60, and children under 12.
AT THE DOOR: $20 ($15 seniors & children).
Tickets are available at Village Square Booksellers (Bellows Falls), Toadstool Bookshop (Keene, NH), Brattleboro Books, Misty Valley Books (Chester), and at or available at the door.

Workshop: What To Do If You're Lost In The Woods for Children

Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Beaver Brook Nature Center, Brown Lane, Hollis, NH (about 46 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 donation
Ages: 4-12

This workshop is a two hour educational program on how to avoid becoming lost and what to do if they are lost. It includes a presentation by K-9 Search & Rescue.
The presentations are appropriate for ages approximately 4-12, but all are invited and will enjoy the program. See a Search Dog Demonstration! Learn Basic Survival Skills!
$5 donation welcome to buy food for the dogs!

Children need to know how to be safe in the woods and parents need to be sure that every outing is appropriate for the child's ability and interest level, while respecting the abilities and limitations of each person. The main focus for children is to teach them how to stay safe in a situation where they are separated from the group or find themselves lost off the trail. When that happens, there are several things that children can be taught to keep them out of danger and improve their chances of reuniting with their party. Bring your kids and learn the basics of staying found in this free workshop! This program is designed for 4-12 yr olds but all are welcome. $5 donations welcome to buy food for the dogs. Bring a picnic lunch if you like and stay for a short hike in the afternoon.

To Register or for more information please contact: Wanda Rice

Book Signing and Talk by Scott Westover

Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Place: The Toadstool Bookshop, Milford, NH (about 37 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older

Prepare for lift-off when SCOTT WESTOVER stops by to talk about and sign his motivating new book, Barnstorming: Live as a Pilot, not as a Passenger.
Taking control of your life starts with making the decision to live as a pilot instead of a passenger. A pilot's ability to fly comes from the knowledge and skill to manage the relationships between gravity, lift, drag, and thrust. Your ability to soar comes from the same place. By applying lessons learned in the cockpit to life on the ground, Scott kicks open the door to extraordinary success.

Scott is a health care executive with an MBA in Leadership, a licensed private pilot and aviation enthusiast. He lives in NH with his wife and children. Learn more by visiting

Piano Competition

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St., Concord, NH (about 50 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Concord Community Music School piano students compete in the 5th annual piano competition
Free and open to the public
Phone 603-228-1196

Film Camp for Young People

Time: 9:00 am
Place: Henniker Congregational Church, 43 Maple St., Henniker, NH (about 34 miles from Keene)
Price: $15 per session
Ages: 6-20
For ages 6 to 20. Includes improvisation, acting for the camera and behind-the-camera activities.
Egg Decorating Workshop

Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Jaffrey Civics Center, 40 Main St., Jaffrey, NH (about 17 miles from Keene)
Price: $10
Ages: Grades 4-8

Egg decorating workshop; color/decoupage eggs. Grades 4-8 and homeschoolers. Register. 352-6527

Evening of Poetry

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: The Starving Artist, 10 West St., Keene, NH
Price: Contact for more info.
Ages: Contact for more info.

Spring 2012 reading. Datum: Earth= A quarterly evening of poetry. More info:

Egg Decorating Workshop

Time: 9:00 am-11:00 am
Place: Monadnock Waldorf School, Nursery-Kindergarten, 424 Old Walpole Rd., Keene, NH
Price: $3 person/$10 family
Ages: All

Come join the Waldorf School for a morning of creativity with the Kindergarten teachers. You'll go home with several beautifully decorated eggs. Bring a friend!
$3/person and $10/Family

Nursery-Kindergarten Campus
424 Old Walpole Road, Keene

Ivy & Bean April Fool-A-Grown Up Day

Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Youth Program Room, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Celebrate April Fool's Day with Ivy and Bean! Learn some good ways to fool the grownups in your life and hear an Ivy and Bean story.

Easter Egg Hunt

Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Gilsum Public Library, 650 Route 10, Gilsum, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Open to all children. Refreshments served!
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Bentley Commons, 197 Water St., Keene, NH
Price: Free, donations accepted
Ages: All

Featuring old-fashioned Easter Egg roll (like the one at the White House), face painting, coloring contest, games, prizes, pics with the Easter bunny, Ribby, Swamps Bats mascot, refreshments.

What's special about today?
The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opened, 1889
Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States, 1918
Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, is shot by the president of her fan club in Corpus Christi, Texas, 1995
Oranges and lemons day
Cesar Chavez's birthday, 1927

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