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Sunday, May 6th Events

Celebrate The Earth

Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, 18 Highlawn Rd., Warner, NH (about 50 miles from Keene)
Price: See below
Ages: All

Spring is the time for planting festivals in Native New England.  Join us for a day of family fun and learning as we celebrate the start of planting season. 

Learn about the Abenaki “Language of Gardens” and about Native American agriculture from an archaeological perspective.  Take an Herbal Walk to see plants found on our grounds and in your backyard.  Learn about their growth, harvesting, preparation and use. 

See bead work and flint knapping demonstrations.  Practice throwing an atlatl.  Join in the games and crafts and much more!

Admission is $5 for members with a family maximum of $20 and $8.50 for non-members with a family maximum of $26.  Non-members who choose to become members that day will receive free admission.

Dam Run Walk and Fun Run

Time: 8:30 am-2:00 pm
Place: Springfield Coop, 335 River St., Springfield, VT (about 35 miles from Keene)
Price: $7 for Fun Run. The Race/Walk is $20
Ages: All

Proceeds support The Springfield Family Center and Food Shelf and other local charities.
The Fun Run starts at 8:30am and the Race/Walk starts at 9:00am.
The fun run is One-Half (1/2) Mile Long. The race/walk is Four (4) Miles Long.
The Fun Run is $7. The Race/Walk is $20.

13th Annual Herrick's Cove Wildlife Festival

Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Herrick's Cove, Herrick's Cove Rd., Rockingham, VT (about 25 miles from Keene)
Price: Donations of $2 person or $5 family are requested.
Ages: All

Celebrate spring and wildlife at beautiful Herricks Cove! This festival includes nature presentations, activities and programs featuring live animals, guided nature walks, a children’s wildlife parade and crafts, tasty food, workshops, birding and much more.

 This event brings together wildlife, nature, and outdoor enthusiasts for a fun and informative time for all ages. Come for an hour or stay all day. The Granite State Zoo will be there all day with a diversity of live animals from many continents. Other presenters include Vermont Institute for Natural Science, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, The International Wolf Center, storyteller Brian Ellis, and many more.

New this year The Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge’s Mobile Visitors Center, featuring the Watershed on Wheels (WoW) Express is a traveling exhibit designed to engage children of all ages in the beauty and wonder of the Connecticut River Watershed. The WoW Express features seven portable kiosks and an interactive watershed table. Each kiosk has interactive panels, games or computer screens to creatively engage children in the topics of biodiversity, wetlands, bald eagles, migratory birds, endangered species, migratory fish, food webs, and invasive species.

Also new to this year’s festival is an opportunity for children to make masks and costumes and be part of a “wildlife parade” at the festival.

Co-sponsored by the Nature Museum, Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society, and VT Fish and Wildlife and partially funded by TransCanada.

For more information please contact Alma Beals at or call 802-722-3355.
Check the Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival page on Facebook for programming updates.

Important note: Please refrain from bringing pets. It interferes with the live animal programs.

Growing Great Fruits and Vegetables

Time: 2:30 pm-5:00 pm
Place: Alyson's Orchard, Walpole, NH (about 13 miles from Keene)
Price: Donations
Ages: Older

Inspiring garden talk with silent auction featuring local art. Parks Place is hosting an inspiring Garden Talk by Charlie Nardozzi, nationally recognized gardening writer and speaker, at the picturesque Alyson’s Orchard in Walpole, NH.
The topic of discussion will be “Growing Great Fruits and Vegetables in Vermont and New Hampshire.” Admission by donation. Refreshments, cash bar and unique auction items, including a wide array of locally donated art by talents such as Charlie Hunter, Matthew Peake, Mallory Lake, Ailyn Hoey,Ingrid Buckley, Carol Keiser and more!
May 6, 2012 from 3-5 PM (2:30-3 p.m. auction preview).
Contact Margaret Grisczenkow, Development Director at or 802-463-9927×109 for more information.

Balkan Dance

Time: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Place: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Ages: Older

Every first Sunday.
International Folk Dance. Live music.
Sliding scale: $8-$12
Beginner lesson at 6:30pm with Rashel Ackerman.
Info: Rashel, 802 257-9513
Please carry your dance shoes.

Foreign Language Potlucks

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

Ages: All

Share food and conversation. All levels welcome.
Spanish on the 1st Sunday: Apr 1, May 6
French on the 2nd Sunday: Apr 8, May 13
German on the 3rd Sunday: Apr 15, May 20

Piano Recital Honoring The Memory of Mitzi Berman

Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Place: Concord Community 23 Wall St., Music School, Concord, NH (about 50 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Grace Kim, a winner of the New England Conservatory's Marion Rubin Berman '31 Piano Honors Competition performs.
Free and open to the public.

The Moods of Beethoven

Time: 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Place: First Church in Jaffrey, 14 Laban Ainsworth Way, Jaffrey Center, NH (about 17 miles from Keene)
Ages: All

Pianist Eve Kodiak, baritone Gene Faxon, ConVal High School String Quartet perform a variety of Beethoven's music with improvisations on his themes. Contact: 532-7979

Catch The Wind

Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main St., Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $10 adults/$5 children
Ages: All

The Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs performing folk songs, art songs and novelty songs. Tickets available at the Toadstool Bookshop and Steele's, Peterborough. 
Contact: 924-6245

Drumming Class for Children

Time: 11:45 am-3:00 pm
Place: The Starving Artist, 10 West St., Keene, NH
Price: $10
Ages: Up to age 14 depending on individual

Children's Drum Classes with Sayon Camara of Guinea West Africa. A rare chance to get a direct experience with traditional African culture and music. First Sunday of each month. All skill levels welcome.

Fashion Show & Tea

Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)

Price: $15 advance/$20 at the door
Ages: Older

“Hats” Fashion Show and Tea.Admission to “Hats” is $15 in advance or $20 at the door.  Sunday, May 6th at 2pm at the Mariposa Museum, Main Street, Peterborough
Reservations are highly encouraged.

Ceremonial, traditional and vintage hats from around the world and a retrospective of American hats will be modeled followed by traditional British tea refreshments.   

Journey to Jamaa!

Time: 10:00 am
Place: Asbury United Methodist Church, Chesterfield, NH (about 10 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Journey to Jamaa!  (juh-mah) is Swahili for “family.” A special program featuring a film of two children from Uganda who make an impossible journey and a family that faces an impossible choice in the midst of crushing poverty. Sunday, May 6th at 10am,
Asbury United Methodist Church of Chesterfield 
More information.

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Monadnock Youth Choirs

Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Unitarian Church, 25 Main St., Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $10 adult/$5 child
Ages: All

Sunday May 6th at 3 pm. The Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs are performing their spring concert at the Peterborough Unitarian Church, 25 Main Street, right across from the Mariposa Museum. Tickets are available at Steele's and Toadstool Bookstore in Peterborough, and also at the door, $10/adult, $5/child.

Black Belt Extravaganza 

Time: 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Place: Monadnock High School, 590 Old Homestead Hwy, Swanzey, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

The show is open to the public and is free of charge.

What's special about today?
Nurses' day
British athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes (3:59:4), 1954
Scotland elected its first separate parliament in three centuries, 1999
Sigmund Freud's birthday, 1856

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