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Tuesday, March 20th Events

The Hunger Games

Time: 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Heberton Hall, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Older

Do you have what it takes to survive the Hunger Games?  Come on down to the library to test your knowledge and skills among friends and fans. Make buttons in support of your favorite district. And, of course, engage in some competitive games—“may the odds be ever in your favor.” Also, you’ll want to be sure to bring a non perishable food item to be entered in a chance to win movie passes. Proceeds from the food drive will be donated to the Community Kitchen.

Homeschool Program: Ecology of Spring

Time: 9:00 am-11:00 am
Place: Harris Center, Hancock, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: $10
Ages: 8-11

If you have a homeschooled child age 8 to 11, come join us at the Harris Center for a customized program that incorporates writing, exploration and observation. Use the tools at the Harris Center to meet curriculum needs and goals while enjoying the natural wonders of the outdoors. Come look for signs of spring with teacher/naturalists Jenn Sutton and Susie Spikol Faber as we explore birds, plants, and animals. Signups are happening now, and space is limited! Call Sara LeFebvre 525-3394, or email her at Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Scrapbooking With Lisa

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Frost Free Library, Marlborough, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Call to reserve your spot in this popular program. Contact: 603-876-4479.


Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Place: Northfield Public Library, Northfield, MA
Price: Free
Ages: Everyone welcome

Interested in researching your family history? Here is the place to learn and share tips with others. Everyone welcome. More info: 413.498.2455. 

Habitat Management for Birds & Biodiversity

Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Fox Research & Demonstration Forest, 309 Center Rd., Hillsborough, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Older

Speaker: David King, Research Wildlife Biologist, USFS Northern Research Station, Amherst MA

Many bird species are declining and require habitat protection and management for their numbers to persist. This is especially true for disturbance dependent species. Landowners and natural resource managers play crucial roles in managing farmlands, forests and wetland habitats to maximize avian diversity and to protect special habitat features within these habitats. David King will discuss trends in early-successional habitats and the species which depend on them. Learn about the ecology of birds adapted to specialized habitat provided by young and other wildlife species. David will share how these requirements inform conservation and land management priorities
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Field Trip to Naulakha

Time: Leave from HCSSat 9:30 am/arrive at Naulakha at 10:30 am
Place: HSCC (Historical Society of Cheshire County), Keene, NH
Price: $12 for members/$16 for non-members
Ages: All

HSCC will once again offer a Field Trip to Naulakha. Naulakha was author Rudyard Kipling's home in Dummerston, Vermont. Built in 1892-93, the abandoned property was rescued by The Landmark Trust, USA in 1992 and is a National Historic Landmark for its unusual example of Shingle Style architecture. Kipling, who had a hand in the design, described Naulakha as a ship, with his study in the prow and the kitchen in the stern. It commands spectacular views over sloping meadows to the Connecticut River valley and mountains of New Hampshire.
In addition to touring Kipling's home, storyteller Jackson Gillman will offer a performance as Kipling telling his "Just So Stories." These are Kipling's well known children's stories that he first told to his daughter at Naulakha. 

The Naulakha field trip will be on Tuesday, March 20th. We will car pool from HSCC, leaving at 9:30 to be at Naulakha for our 10:30 tour and performance. Space is limited to 20 people. Cost is $12.00 for HSCC members and $16.00 for non-members. To reserve your place for a tour of Naulakha and performance by storyteller Jackson Gillman, please contact HSCC by email or at 352-1895.

Vernal Pool Monitoring Training

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT
Price: Free
Ages: Older

Within a few weeks, the vernal pools will come alive. These small, temporary bodies of water provide important breeding habitat for several amphibian species and contribute to the ecological richness of forest communities. As part of Southeastern Vermont Audubon’s monthly program series, Patti Smith will show slides of vernal pools, their denizens, and discuss their importance. She will aslo talk about BEEC’s vernal pool monitoring project, which will be expanding this year. The information gathered will help to answer two questions over time:: 1) Is climate change affecting the lenght of time and period of the year the pools hold water? and 2) Are populations for vernal pool amphibians growing, declining, or fluctuating?

Those interested in monitoring a vernal pool will have an opportunity to learn about the protocol and pick up the necessary materials.

What's special about today?
Spring is here!
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