Film Screening: Road to Roubaix
Road To Roubaix is a documentary film on the most prestigious one-day cycling race in the world, Paris-Roubaix. First held in 1896 and now in its 105th edition, the race is a grueling contest over 160 miles of narrow, cobbled farm roads in the Picardie and Norde-Pas-de-Calais regions of France with a finish in the historic Roubaix velodrome. Road to Roubaix is a visual narrative of an old-school, bare-knuckle clash of the finest athletes in the world with each other and one of the world's most unforgiving sporting environments. The filmmakers tell the story of the riders, the fans, the mechanics, and the unpredictable landscape that is the setting for the Paris-Roubaix.
This program is co-sponsored by the Monadnock Cycling Club.
Salamander Crossing Guard Training
Place: Keene State College, Science Center, Keene, NH
As the earth thaws and spring rains drench New Hampshire, thousands of frogs, salamanders, and toads make their way to vernal pools to breed. Many are killed when their journeys take them across busy roads. Each spring, we train volunteers to serve as Salamander Crossing Guards at amphibian road crossings throughout the Monadnock Region. These heroic volunteers count migrating amphibians, and safely usher them across roads during one or more “Big Nights”. To join the ranks of the Salamander Crossing Brigades, come to either this training in Keene, or the Saturday morning training at the Harris Center on March 24. (No need to attend both.) 7 to 9 pm, in Room 102 of the Keene State College Science Center. Cosponsored with the KSC School of Sciences. Instructed by Brett Amy Thelen.
Time: 11:00 AM
Place: Frost Free Library, Marlborough, NH (a few miles from Keene)
Ages: Birth -5
Nancy Salwen, director of Music Together, will be leading 45 minutes of music and movement for children birth through age 5 along with their parents or care-givers.
What's special about today?Hale-Bopp Comet Closest to Earth, 1997
Hula hoop introduced
The first Stanley Cup championship game was played. The Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (which won the cup unchallenged the previous year) triumphed over the Ottawa Capitals, 1894
Auguste and Louis Lumiere first demonstrated motion pictures using celluloid film in Paris, 1895
Andrew Lloyd Webber's birthday, 1948