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Saturday, April 14th Events

Emerging Art: The Annual KSC Art Students Exhibition

Time: See times below
Place: Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

The Keene State College Art Department presents works by graduating art majors and other students taking art courses. 

Gallery Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. 

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery - 603-358-2720 - 

Green Up Keene

Time: 8:00 am-Noon
Place: City of Keene
Price: Free
Ages: All

'Green Up Keene' is a City of Keene litter pick up event that the College helps promote and support. This year, working together across the community, we can make great strides toward cleaning up the city that we share. Last year, Green Up Keene volunteers picked up approximately 2 tons of trash. This year, with the participation of many more businesses and organizations in the Keene area, we hope to double or triple that amount.
Come to the table on the Student Center lawn to pick up bags, gloves, and maps. Consider donating an hour or so of your time, grab a friend, organize a group, and help us GREEN UP KEENE! 
Contact: Allison Riley - 358-2994 -

Exploration in ART Workshop

Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Place: River Gallery School, Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 4-6

This one day workshop is for the young artist, scientist, and explorer to get messy and experiment! We will focus on painting with spin art, marbles, brushes, sponges and more. We will drip things, dye things, smudge things, stick things together, and have a fabulous time making art! Ages 4-6 yrs; pre-registration required. 
More information & to register (by April 9th) 257-1577. 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.

Free Day at KidsPLAYce

Time: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Place: KidsPLAYce, Elliot st., Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Younger

KidsPLAYce, an indoor play/activity center in downtown Brattleboro, will open its doors with free admission! Discounts on memberships will also be available. More information: 254-5212. 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.

Spell Check! A Spelling Bee for Grown-Ups!

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: $10 adult/$8 child
Ages: All

Latchis Arts celebrates it 4th annual Spell Check! A Spelling Bee for Grown-Ups on the main stage of the Latchis Theatre. An exciting competition that pits trios of spellers against one another. Master of Ceremonies: Tom Bodett, Judge: Archer Mayor. Tickets can be purchased at or Latchis Hotel. 

The Hourglass Readers' Present: Medea 

Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Auditorium, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Euripides’ Medea was first performed in 431 BCE. Based on a myth, well-known to the Greeks of Euripides’ time, it is about the immortal sorceress & granddaughter of Helius (the sun god), who fell passionately in love with the hero Jason & helped him to steal the fabulous golden fleece. When Jason deserted her some years later, Medea took a horrible revenge. Euripides’ real subject is the horrors that can result from interactions between mortals & immortals.

Catherine Behrens directs Katrina Spenceman, Walter Lowe, Peter Eisenstadter, Wendy Almeida, Don Wilmeth, Melody Actouka, & Mia Moravis. Live music is provided by Jenny Holan. The Hourglass Readers is dedicated to performing readings of classical works in abridged versions, allowing actors & audiences to explore works not often performed.

Nathan Walker Presents Scrap Sculpture Workshop

Time: 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Place: Children's Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington St., Dover, NH (about 90 miles from Keene)
Price: $25 per adult/child pair f0r members; $35 per adult/child pair for non-members
Ages: 7 and up

Fans of the Giant Blue Crab outside the Children’s Museum of NH have a unique opportunity to learn about sculpture from the crab’s creator.

On Saturday, April 14, Seacoast-based artist Nathan Walker is offering an adult-child workshop to make Bug Bottle Bot sculptures from a variety of scrap materials.
Working together as a team, each adult-and-child pair will start by making a sketch of an idea for an insect they’d like to create. Nathan will guide participants in constructing their ‘scrap insect’ using a bottle, can or jug for the body and adding other materials to finish it off. Due to the nature of the materials and techniques that will be used, this workshop is recommended for children ages 7 and up with adult supervisions. Pre-registration for this workshop is required.

The cost for this workshop is $25 per adult/child pair for museum members and $35 per adult/child pair for non-members. All materials are included. Registration is required by calling the Children’s Museum or families may register at the museum’s front desk. Class size is limited to 12 adult-child pairs.
Contact: 742-2002

Girls Incorporated 5K Road Race

Time: 9:00 am
Place: Rochester Community Center, 150 Wakefield st., Rochester, NH (about 85 miles from Keene)
Price: $15 youth/$20 adult

Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire's 11th annual 5K Road Race is today. If you have run this 5K before, you know that it is a great flat and fast course. You also know that by registering and running in the race, you are supporting Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire's healthy initiative programs for girls, including running clubs at all of our regional girls' centers. Special prizes for the top fundraisers, awards for the top three finishers in each age group, goodie bags, T-shirts to the first 200 registrants and great post-race food. Also, the 3rd annual Kid's Fun Run will be held. Registration here.

Kids Health and Safety Fair

Time: 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Place: Windham Cooperative Kindergarten and Nursery School, 12 Industrial Drive, Derry, NH (about 70 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Windham Cooperative Kindergarten and Nursery School is sponsoring a fun, family event for the whole community!

Kids Health and Safety Fair
Activities will include:
  • Teddy Bear Clinic
  • Kids Fitness Zone
  • Child Vision and Hearing Screenings
  • Fire Safety Booth
  • Touch-A-Truck with Windham Fire and Police
  • Child ID Kits
  • Kid's Yoga Classes
  • Stranger Danger presentation
  • Face Painting, Raffles and more!
The fair is designed to be informative in a fun and engaging way.
FREE and open to the public!
Contact: (603) 893-3069
Hollis Earth Day Cleanup

Time: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Place: Hollis/Brookline high school parking lot (about 45 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Come clean up the town and land you love and pass by everyday! The Hollis Conservation Commission will supply bags. Please bring work gloves. Participants can choose a road to cleanup or be assigned one. If they choose to just go out and clean up a road without signing up - please call the HCC so we don't duplicate the effort!

Roots Along the River: Storytelling with Micheal Caduto

Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Place: Amoskeag Fishways, 4 Fletcher St., Manchester, NH (about 60 miles from Keene)
Price: $8 per person/$20 per family
Ages: All

The Amoskeag Fishways presents a special event with award winning storyteller and author, Michael Caduto.  Immerse the imagination in songs, stories, and magical music while discovering our connection to local rivers.  During an interactive performance for all ages, families will learn about the special places that protect our rivers and streams from pollution.  Michael’s new children’s books, Riparia’s River and Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun will be on sale and autographed in person.  Cost: $8 per person/ $20 per family.  Advance payment with registration required. Call 626-3474 for more

Wings of the Night: Owls and Bats

Time: 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Place: Hopkinton Town Library, Community Room, 61 Houston Drive, Contoocook, NH (about 40 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

The Little Nature Museum will present its final program of the winter/spring season on
Saturday, April 14th from 1:30 - 2:30 PM in the Community Room, Hopkinton Town Library, Contoocook. 
Kevin Wall, Education Director of the New Hampshire Audubon
Society, will present  “Wings of the Night: Owls and Bats.” Even though nocturnal animals such as owls and bats rely heavily on their sense of hearing to survive, each has its own way of catching prey. A live owl, props, and a slide show will help us learn how each creature is beneficial to the natural world. The program is free; donations are appreciated.
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Glam Animal Encounter

Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Place: The Village Players Theater, 51 Glendon St., Wolfeboro, NH (about 90 miles from Keene)
$5 Adults; $3 Children to up the age of 12.

Ages: All

The folks from the W.I.L.D. Center and Zoological Park of New England will bring their most glamorous animals to strut their stuff at the Village Players Theater. These exotic creatures will be introduced to you by the W.I.L.D. Center’s professional wildlife educators.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This event benefits the Village Players Theater. 10:30 a.m. $5 Adults; $3 Children to up the age of 12.
Contact: 569-9656

Ecology of Sound

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Child $5/Adults $15
Ages: All

From the Brazilian rain forest comes an amazing experience of sound and rhythms. Musician Richardo Frota will bring the entire audience, young and old alike, in connection with nature, the rhythms of nature, and the sounds of the forest at the Mariposa Museum.  Reminding us of the delicate balance of soundvibration, the power of the forest and the ecology of life on Earth, his program at the Mariposa will offer an educational and musical experience for both children and adults, encouraging the spirit of creativity living within each member of the audience, through listening, experimenting, playing, interacting, inventing, reinventing. 

Inspired by a bird singing, the wind through the leaves, the sounds of a running brook or the crackle of a fire, Ricardo is a multi-cultural percussionist and violinist with over 30 years experience.  Children giggle and call him "the forest man" while adults honor him as a musical healer.  Considering Nature as his teacher, Ricardo says "When I breath in the vibrations in the air, from a fire, from walking barefoot on a forest path, I realize my spirit is the spirit of nature.  Sound is vibration.  We are vibration!  From nature the inspiration came to me to create Ecology of Sound as a way to express and experiment with this vibration, the life force, the sounds of nature, the sounds within us."  Ricardo draws inspiration from African, Native American, indigenous peoples, South American, and Brazilian music.

Contra Dance in Nelson

Time: 8:00 pm-11:00 pm
Place: Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Rd., Nelson, NH (about 11 miles from Keene)
Price: $8 ($6 for students and seniors)
Ages: All

Nelson NH Contra Dance sponsored by The Monadnock Folklore Society every second Saturday.
Workshop/lesson 7:30, Dance 8:00-11:00
 $8 ($6 for students and seniors)
 For more information, phone (603) 762-0235; email; or see

Paws To Read

Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Place: Gay-Kimball Library, 10 South Main St., Troy, NH (about 9 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

The library is going to the dogs! Sign-Up to give your child an opportunity to “Paws to Read” with Amy Willey and her certified therapy dog Jubilee. Each child will receive up to 10 minutes to read to Jubilee. Suggested for beginning readers, reluctant readers or any readers in K-6 grade. Sign-up is required. Contact the Library at 242-7743 or at

Creating a calm and encouraging environment Jubilee will sit or lie close and listen quietly as children read aloud to her. It’s the ultimate in nonjudgmental support, with the added bonus of nice, soft fur. Paws to Read programs have been shown to help readers gain self-confidence and improve their reading skills.

Deering Sanctuary Bird Walk

Time: 8:00 am-10:00 am
Place: Deering Sanctuary, Clement Hill Road, Deering, NH (about 33 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Please register for this event. Directions and map will be sent to event

The Deering Sanctuary is NH Audubon’s second largest and a great place to see birds. The walk will be on trails around Black Fox Pond and last about two hours.

Dogs are not allowed in this area, and the walk would not be appropriate for younger children. Dress for the weather: this is a rain or shine event.

The walk will be led by New Hampshire Audubon Bird Guide: Diane DeLuca

Event will start 8am. Please be there 10 minutes prior to start time.

Bring binoculars, bird guides, and hiking sticks if you like to use them. Always carry water and a snack!

There will be light refreshments following the walk. 
Contact :603-487-3331

Meg Kearney Reading From & Signing New Novel "The Girl In The Mirror"

Time: 11:00 am
Place: The Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

MEG KEARNEY autographing and discussing THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR the follow up to The Secret Of Me in which an adopted teen's search for her birth mother is overshadowed by a wrenching loss, dramatically told through her poems and journals.
Dairy Delights

Time: 10:00 am-11:30 am
Place: Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Take a walk over to our dairy and see what's new. You will meet our herd, try your hand at milking and learn about our new bottling plant. Sample our fresh dairy products. FREE

Patriot's Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade 2012

Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Historic Deerfield, 79 Main St., Deerfield, MA (about 35 miles from Keene)
$12 for adults (18+), $5 for youth (6-17), under 6 and members are free.
Ages: All

Travel back in time and rediscover the history behind the Patriot’s Day holiday and the “shot heard round the world” at Historic Deerfield on Saturday, April 14.  The Patriot’s Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade will offer a full day of activities for visitors of all ages throughout the village—including a colonial-era encampment. 

Revolutionary times will come to life through demonstrations of period crafts and activities, fife and drum music and a parade and muster.  Historic Deerfield guides and cooks will interpret open hearth cooking and powder horn carving in the 1786 Hall Tavern.  

Horse-drawn wagon rides will transport visitors through the village, and all historic houses will be available for touring.  Visitors can make a flag to wave during the afternoon parade, and then take it home as a memento.  Self-guided “Liberty Walk” tours will be available, as well as family-friendly food at the Deerfield Inn and the Bement School.

From the opening “Reveille” at 10 a.m., visitors can experience a typical day in a colonial encampment.  Highlights will include a parade to the Town Green, the reading aloud of an official “Muster,” as well as firing of muskets and cannon.  On-going demonstrations include camp cooking, sewing uniforms, and children’s toys and games.

The Nathan Hale Ancient Fifes & Drums of Coventry, Connecticut, have been officially recognized by the State of Connecticut as the reactivated 19th Connecticut Regiment of Foote – Continental Line.  The Incorporated group consists of four units: The Field Music, Knowlton’s Connecticut Rangers, Capt. Stephen Buckland’s Artillery, and the Company of Artificers.  They have performed at a number of leading historic sites including Old Sturbridge Village, Heritage Plantations, Van Cortland Manor, and Valley Forge.

The Patriot’s Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade will take place at Historic Deerfield on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.  Admission is $12 for adults (18+), $5 for youth (6-17), under 6 and members are free.

Concert: Rising Spring

Time: 4:00 pm
Place: St. James Episcopal Church, 44 West St., Keene, NH
Price: $12
Ages: All

The Chamber Singers of Keene present “Rising Spring” concert
Saturday, April 14th at 4:00 P.M.
at St. James Episcopal Church, located at 44 West Street in Keene.
Tickets- $12

For more information about the The Chamber Singers of Keene and its members, please go to:

Landscape Painting

Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Place: Micheal's Craft Store, 7 Ash Brook Rd., Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Free demo. Landscape 1 Painting by Grumbacher.

Earth Day Festival

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Place: Massabesic Audubon Center, Audubon Way, Auburn, NH
Price: $5 individual/ $10 for family
Ages: All

The Massabesic Audubon Center proudly presents its Earth Day Festival.
Among the many events offered throughout the day are a bird banding demonstration, recycled craft activities, a "make your own birdhouse" project, a campfire and an afternoon presentation featuring a live raptor. Meet and greet representatives from Red Manse Farm, ReVision Energy,Warner River Organics and the Student Conservation Association who will be there to talk about their exciting environmental projects.

Milltown Market will provide snacks and lunch items for purchase. In addition, you can meet our live animals, enjoy the music of Bill Perry and his bluegrass musicians and take a guided nature walk on our beautiful trails. The cost of the event is $5 for individuals and $10 for a family.

What's special about today?
National pecan day
Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary, 1828
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, 1865
Titanic hit the iceberg that would sink her the next morning, 1912

Anne Sullivan Macy's birthday, 1866

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