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Sunday, April 22nd Events

Earth Day Hike

Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Place: Bailey Brook Falls
Price: Free
Ages: All

Join with archaeologist Martha Pinello, Nelson history buff and trail-maker Rick Church, and Harris Center Senior Naturalist Meade Cadot. Timed to see beautiful Bailey Brook Falls during spring high water, and the saw mill remains after snow and before leaf (and black fly) out. Carpool departs at 9:30 a.m. from the Nelson Town Square. Back by noon or a little after. Cosponsored with the Nelson Conservation Commission, and the Moving in Step Trail Committee. 

Music for Sunday Afternoon- Old Wine in New Bottles

Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Marlboro College, Ragle Hall, Marlboro, VT (about 29 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Music faculty member Stan Charkey will be joined by guitarist Oren Fader, mezzo soprano Jessica Bowers and bassist Michael Harrist in an eclectic program featuring music of many vintages, from the15th to the 20th centuries. The program will include songs by Guillaume Dufay, Claudio Monteverdi and Giulio Caccini, instrumental works by Ludwig Senfl and Heinrich Isaac, fantasias by Orlando Gibbons, lute songs by John Dowland, a trio sonata by J.S. Bach and songs by Franz Schubert and Kurt Weill, performed by an unusual ensemble of electric lute, electric guitar, acoustic bass and soprano voice. 

Earth Week 2012 at Franklin Pierce University

Events for April 22nd:

1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Earth Day Hike with Monadnock Institute Scholar Jen Bell.
Explore the trails and spend some time with Mother Nature. Location: Adventure Rec Hunt.

Scrabble Night

Time: 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Main Street Arts, 37 Main St., Saxtons River, VT (about 25 miles from Keene)
Price: Donations welcome

Ages: All

Gather with others for an evening of mind-challenging fun.
4th Sun, Apr – June.
Cost: donations welcome.

Putney Community Earth Day

Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Road, Putney, VT (about 27 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Earth Day Festival in collaboration with the Putney Co-op and other local groups. The purpose of this festival is to spread awareness of the environmental movement, to celebrate the earth and nature, and to create a passion for protecting it.
Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of environmental issues, the day will have a optimistic feel, and will emphasize some of the positive things that have been happening in the environmental movement.

The festival will begin in the late morning and participants will attend workshops that will include topics such as writing letters to representatives, gardening, nature hikes, and sustainable arts and crafts.
There will also be music and movies throughout the day, as well as booths highlighting local businesses.

The day will end with keynote speakers, including Tom Wessels, and a rally to get everyone excited about the power they have to affect change.

Play: Dreaming Again

Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene, NH
Price: $10 adults/$5 students

Dreaming Again is an original dramatic play based on the stories of Granite State immigrants and refugees, past and present. The play takes shape from the authentic voices and experiences of immigrants and refugees who have resettled in New Hampshire over the past 100 years. Professional performers will present the play in eight communities in April.
The Humanities Council commissioned the play as part of the three-year initiative Fences & Neighbors: New Hampshire’s Immigration Stories.

Tickets for the Keene performance are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Contact the Colonial box office at 603-352-2033 or visit the box office between noon and 9 p.m. You may also order tickets on their website at
(603) 224-4071

Hey Kids! Jessie Haas & Michael J. Daley Have New Books

Time: 2:00 pm
Place: The Toadstool Bookshop, Colony Mill, Keene, NH
Price: Free

Ages: Recommended for 5-8

At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, Jessie Haas and Michael J. Daley will be here to read from, talk about, and autograph their new books.

Jessie has written Bramble and Maggie, a story about a horse named Bramble who is tired of giving riding lessons. Bramble needs something new ... a person of her own. But not just any person. Bramble knows she'll have to be picky. (For children ages 5 to 8.)

Michael's new book is called Pinch and Dash Make Soup. Pinch and Dash are good friends. When Pinch gets hungry, but is too lazy to make something to eat, or to travel all the way down the street to the Chat and Chew, he goes next door to see what Dash has to offer. (For children ages 5 to 8.)

Stop by and say hello!

Bark: Get To Know Your Trees

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, West Brattleboro, VT  (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: N/A
Ages: All

Identifying tree species can be challenging when the traits typically used to describe them – leaves, buds, and twigs – are not clearly visible or seasonally absent. Join naturalist Michael Wojtech for an exploration of bark, the tree characteristic that is always visible, in every season. You will learn how bark can be classified into six different types, and how differences within each bark type can be used to idenitfy trees. You will also begin to discover why such a variety of bark characteristics exist — Why do some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why does bark peel? After an indoor presentation we will head outdoors and practice identifying trees. Open to naturalists at all levels of experience.
Michael Wojtech will be available to sign copies of his newly released book, Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast. For more information on him or the book visit

Firefighter's Breakfast

Time: 7:00 am-10:00 am
Place: Marlborough School, Marlborough, NH (a few miles from Keene)
Price: See below
Ages: All

42nd Annual Marlborough Firefighter's Breakfast. Sunday April 22nd from  7am – 10am
at the Marlborough School
Adults $7.00
Children 6-13 $5.00
5 & under free 

What's special about today?
Earth day
Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil and claimed it for Portugal, 1500
Henry VIII became king of England, 1509

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