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Friday, April 20th Events

Vacation Theatre Camp

Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Heberton Hall, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: 9-12

The Keene Public Library is offering an exciting theatre camp for children ages 9 to 12 during April school vacation.   For the first time ever members of Keene's resident theatre company, The Edge Ensemble, will be offering a spring theatre camp!  Dakota Benedetto and Scott Rodenhauser will create a safe, fun, and supportive place to learn about the basics of theatre.  Camp participants will learn to express themselves more effectively by participating in theatre games and other cool activities.  No theatre experience is necessary to attend this camp.  All you need is a willingness to do something new and different.  This is an exciting opportunity for any youth ages 9 to 12 who want to have fun during their spring break!  Camp dates and hours are April 16 - 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Fun, Frolic, Fancy: Stories for Families to Share With Rona

Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Place: Neighborhood Schoolhouse, Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Rona Leventhal is one person, but many voices! Through her, skies talk, turtle sing and magic happens! Rona will have you dancing, swaying in your seats, making funny noises, singing and laughing as she shares stories from the silly to the serious, from the mysterious to the monstrous! So pull up a chair and join her for a journey in your mind's eye! More information: 254-5332 x310.

This event is FREE and is part of the Month of the Young Child, which is sponsored by Windham Child Care Association, the Early Educators Network of Southeastern Vermont and Building Bright Futures of Southeastern Vermont.

Cambridge Science Festival

Time: All day
Place: All over Cambridge, MA. (see website for participating venues) (about 80 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 5 and up

Cambridge Science Festival: April 20th - 24th, 2012

The Cambridge Science Festival is a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, and math. A multifaceted, multicultural event every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun for everyone!

Our founding collaborators are MIT, Harvard University, the City of Cambridge, the Museum of Science, and WGBH. Our generous 2012 sponsors include MIT, The National Science Foundation, The City of Cambridge, and Cambridge Community Foundation.  


What the heck is a science festival, anyway?
Science festivals are public celebrations that offer a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math-related activities – creative exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, debates, workshops, concerts – over a period of several days, in a variety of locations.   

When will it be held this year?
April 20 through April 29, 2012 

Where is this crazy festival being held?
All over Cambridge and surround areas!  More than 200 events will be held in various venues across the city and beyond. 

So what would I actually do at this festival?
Well, at different events you’ll do different things.  At some events, like plays and concerts, you’ll sit, watch, and be entertained.  But at most events you’ll be participating, creating, and interacting.  This is not show and tell… it’s show and do! 

Is the Cambridge Science Festival for kids?  Families?  Teens?
It’s for everyone!  There are some programs specifically for kids and families, some just for teens and some just for adults. 

I smell a field trip!  Can I bring my class?
Absolutely!  We would love to have your class at the festival.  Just be sure to check if reservations are required due to space limitations. 

Is it free or do I have to pay?
The Cambridge Science Festival is free and open to the public!  There are one or two events (out of almost 200) that require a fee.  Those events are clearly marked on this site and in our program book. 

How do I get there?
Most of the events are accessible by public transportation.  Please see the upcoming map of venues for exact locations.  There is limited parking throughout Cambridge, including public lots in Kendall, Central, and Harvard Squares. 

What should I bring? 
Your curiosity!

Earth Week 2012 at Franklin Pierce University

Events for April 20th:

11:00 am-3:00 pm
Sustainability Fair
Featuring Enviro Science & Sustainability Certificate student projects, kids’ activities and raffle drawing! Location: Spagnuolo Hall

Free Home Depot Workshop: Build a Mini Raised Herb or Flower Bed

Time: 10:00 am-Noon
Place: The Home Depot, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: 5 and up
Build a mini raised herb or flower bed at the Home Depot in Keene. Project takes about 30 minutes to complete. Come anytime between 10-12 pm. 

Kids Learn How To Make Cake Pops

Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Epicurean Delights, 44 Lafayette Rd., North Hampton, NH (about 90 miles from Keene)
Price: $30
Ages: Call or see website for more info

Calling all kids that love to create! Be a part of our Kids Club, where we will meet 4‐5 times a month and take you on a decorating journey of fun! Learn how
to decorate cookies, cupcakes, even cake pops! We will also transform cupcakes into fun creatures and insects like Ladybugs! All supplies are included! Register online! Classes fill up fast!

Club Dates:
April 2, 10am‐12pm Easter Egg Cookies
April 6, 10am‐12pm Cupcake Fun
April 16, 10am‐12pm Ladybug Cupcakes
April 20, 10am‐12pm Cake Pops
April 30, 10am‐12pm Pizza Cupcakes

Class Fee: $30
Supply Fee: Supplies Included
Instructor: Michele Hopps

Epicurean Delights®
44 Lafayette Road North Hampton, NH 03862
Our store is located in the Fern Crossing Shopping Center across the street from
Staples & Home Depot. We are above the Nail Salon. Our entrance is between the
Nail Salon and Tax Prep store.
Phone: 603‐967‐4440

Boys Book Club

Time: 3:15 PM
Place: Ingalls Memorial Library, Rindge, NH (about 17 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 4th-5th grade ages 

Third Friday of the Month at 3:15 PM September-May Public School and Home Schoolers welcome. A book is read and dicussed the following month. Board games.

Contra Dance + Vegetarian Potluck

Time: 6:00 pm-10:30 pm
Place: Masonic Lodge, 30 Pleasant St., Woodstock, VT (about 60 miles from Keene)
Price: $8/Teens free
Ages: All

Creating a community of dancers – all welcome! Delicious vegetarian dinner runs 5:30-7:45, included in dance price.

Featuring Delia Clark leading with music by Old Sam Peabody: Gayle Giovanna (flute), Geoff Dates (guitar), Katy Botsford (fiddle), Peter Collier (keyboard), Steve Hoffman (fiddle), Suzanne Long (cello and fiddle) and Tim Traver (accordion and mandolin).
6:00-7:30 Family Dance; 8-10:30 Contra

$8 (dinner included), children/teens free

For more information, phone (802) 457-2075; or email; or see

Play: Stagestruck!

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: $7
Ages: All

Love, transformation, drama, and surprise combine to create an original production from the inclusive and diverse Theatre Adventure Adult Troupe.

A sleepy Midwestern town, Gem City, comes alive with the inspiring costumes brought by a slick traveling salesman. Gem City townsfolk have been plodding along in their humdrum lives, but as they don these costumes and create a play together, they come to realize their passions.
Life will never be the same as Gem City wakes up with song, dance & romance!

Tickets: $7

New England Youth Theatre is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices for patrons who are hard of hearing. Both performances will be ASL interpreted. Thanks to our sponsor Green River and Peter Havens.
802-246-NEYT (6398)

2012 Monadnock Earth Day Festival

Community service projects will run throughout the week of April 15-21. Come and join us at the 2012 Monadnock Earth Day Festival celebrating our planet and community at the Keene Recreational Center from 9am to 4pm on April 21st.

April 20th Events:

Earth Friendly Reading Circle
Keene Public Library 10am (Ages 1 ½ -3) and 11am (Ages 1 ½ -3)

Crop Night

Time: 4:30 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Micheals, Keene, NH
Price: $5
Ages: All

Scrapbooking night at Micheals Craft store in Keene.

What's special about today? 
The first detective story, Edgar Allen Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue was published, 1841
Marie and Pierre Curie isolated radium, 1902
Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300, becoming the first woman to win an IndyCar race, 2008

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