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Thursday, March 8th Events

Owls of New Hampshire

Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Place: Hancock Town Library, Hancock, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Call for more info
Ages: Older

First session of Environmental Studies Institute course. 
In this course we’ll discuss owl biology using both visual and audio aids. Topics will include anatomy, eyes and ears of owls, geography, foods, hunting techniques, nesting (eggs and young), and ‘owls and humans’. There will be discussions of owls found in the Monadnock Region. Field trips include local owl prowls, and a journey to areas in Massachusetts, where a Snowy Owl invasion has already begun. 

Tom Warren is a graduate of Harvard College, and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance. He has been involved with birds for 66 years. As a 4 year old, he lived across from the President of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, who introduced him to birds. Later, in Wellesley Middle School, he was one of the “Wellesley Boys and one Girl” studying under biology teacher, Douglas Sands, whose students include some of North America’s distinguished ornithologists such as Wayne Petersen and Dick Forster. Tom has guided walks and owl prowls for the Massachusetts Audubon Society for many years. He is a trustee of the Harris Center, New Hampshire Audubon, and the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Music Together

Time: 11:00 AM
Place: Frost Free Library, Marlborough, NH (a few miles from Keene)
Price: Free
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. 

Beginner Fly Tying

Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Place: Northfield Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center, Northfield, MA  (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 for materials
Ages: 12 and older

Learn about the aquatic foods fish eat and imitate some of them in this class by tying flies. You will create two different, simple patterns that are guaranteed to catch fish! Join Jim Lafley who has been teaching fly tying to a variety of audiences for over 15 years as he guides you through the steps for tying these deceptive flies. He will provide all the tools and materials you will need. Jim will also answer questions about what you need to outfit yourself to pursue this interesting hobby. Join us for an introductory clinic to fly fishing this spring, as well! Pre-registration required. To register, please call (800) 859-2960.

Salamander Watch

Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Place: Massabesic Audubon Center, Auburn, NH (about 65 miles from Keene)
Price: Free, donation
Ages: All

2012  Salamander Watch!
Thursday, March 8, 6-8pm
Cost:  FREE, Suggested $5 donation
Leader: Rick Glatz
Watch a salamander slide show that tells all about these unique amphibians.  Each year a majority of the mole salamanders (yellow spotted and more) migrate to their breeding vernal pools during the first few warm rains after the snow has melted.  In the process of migrating many are killed crossing roads.  On migration nights this year we will have salamander “patrols” to help save these slow-moving amphibians. Come to this training workshop to learn how to take part in this exciting event and to help gather amphibian population data.

St. Patrick's Day Storytime

Time: 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
Place: Gay-Kimball Library, 10 South Main St., Troy, NH (about 9 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 4 and up

Join for a St. Patrick's Day themed storytime at the library. Story and a craft.


Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Place: Gilsum Community Center/Elementary School (about 9 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Ages: 10 and older

Jujitsu classes are open every Thursday from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. Free! Open to adults and children 10 and older (children must be mature enough for instruction as no horseplay will be allowed for safety reasons). This ongoing program is free. Uniforms not required, but please wear loose clothing. Classes will be run by Jason Miller, a black belt and with eight years' experience. To sign up, contact Jason at 352-7603. Mats for this program were purchased by the Gilsum Recreation Committee using funds from the annual Rock Swap & Mineral Show.

Book BUZZ for Kids

Time: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Place: Toadstool Bookshop, 586 Nashua St., Milford, NH (about 37 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Children all ages

Just for kids! Join fellow readers and take home free (yes, free!) books to review for the following meeting. Many of these titles are compliments of the publishers, in advance of the official 'on sale' date.

Sign up is required. Please ask for Sue or Sarah. Meetings are usually on the second Thursday each month. Did we mention snacks?

Preschool Zumbatomic

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main St., Jaffrey, NH (about 17 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 4-5

Special series for ages 4-5. Instructor Sheilla Parkerson. Registration required. 532-7301 .  

Cooking Series: Farm to Table 

Time: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Place: Unitarian Universalist Church, Peterborough, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: $10 per class
Ages: All

A new cooking series with guest Kin Schilling from The Cornucopia Project, facilitated by Wendy Hill and Kelli Tourgee. 

Thursday mornings 9:30-11:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Church. The program is now open to any and all community members. Preregistered cost is $25 for the three week series or $10 per class. Cost includes the food being used that day and admission for your children should you bring them along. 
The planned menu is as follows:
·         March 8th Chicken Salad and Homemade Chicken Stock
·         March 15th Chicken Noodle Soup and Zucchini Muffins
·         March 22nd Vegetarian Soup and Corn Bread
Call The River Center at 924-6800 with any questions and to register. Space is limited.

Duct Tape Designs: Flower Power Rings

Time: 2:45 PM-3:30 PM
Place: Hancock Town Library, 25 Main St., Hancock, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Middle school students come join us for an afternoon of duct tape creations. This session will be devoted to making Rings. Duct Tape Diva, Mackenzie Wetherill will lead the session. Tape will be supplied by the library, but feel free to bring your own supplies. Registration recommended. Please email

What's special about today?
Farmer's day
The Supreme Court ruled that religious instruction in public schools violated the Constitution, 1948
National peanut cluster day

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