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Thursday, April 26th Events

Music at the Library: Murray and Falkenau

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Heberton Hall, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Galway based contemporary folk/roots duo “Murray and Falkenau” have been performing together since 2009. Fiddle player Anna Falkenau and singer/songwriter/guitarist Ivan Murray play an exciting program of original and traditional songs and tunes, rooted in both Irish and American music traditions. The music Murray & Falkenau create is full of warmth and spirit, blending a strong sense of melody and traditional expertise. They bring to their set a wealth of musical experience, distilled into subtle and powerful music making.
They recorded their debut album “The Leipzig Sessions” in Germany in 2010 and released it in May 2011 on their own label. It blends originally and traditional songs and tunes touching on Irish and American traditions. The CD contains four original compositions by Ivan Murray (Wake up the Neighbours, Song for Little Man, Riposte and Western Plains) and two from Anna Falkenau (The Leipzig Jigs 1 & 2 and Ivan’s Waltz) The remainder of the album is a mixture of Irish and American fiddle tunes.

New Hampshire Author Rick Davidson

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Hancock Town Library, Hancock, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Rick Davidson’s novel Catamount: A North Country Thriller, has been called “the definition of a good all-night thriller” by the New Hampshire Outdoor Gazette. And Rick has been called “a real crowd-pleaser” by other librarians in the state. Rick Davidson is a public school teacher, award winning professional photographer, and sometime guitar player. He holds a BA from Bowdoin College in philosophy with a minor in English Literature. Rick and his wife have traveled extensively throughout Europe and lived near Stuttgart Germany for over seven years. They now enjoy their rural home in Freedom New Hampshire. Rick is presently working on a mystery novel that can not truthfully be described as a sequel to Catamount but that does feature some of the same characters. Free and open to all.

Not all Who Wander Are Lost

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Place: The Nature Museum, Grafton, VT (about 32 miles from Keene)
Price: $35 members/$45 non-members
Ages: 9-12

A hands-on program for children ages 9 to 12. After a fun-filled day at The Nature Museum learning orienteering skills, you may wander, but you won’t be lost! We will spend the morning learning how to use a compass through hands-on activities and games. The afternoon will be filled with adventure as participants head to the Village Park to follow a compass trail that will lead them to a special treat. Campers should wear long pants and sturdy walking shoes and should bring a day pack, a water bottle, and a lunch. The day is $35 for members and $45 for non-members.

Led by experienced naturalist educator Lynn Morgan. Participants will meet at The Nature Museum at Grafton, 186 Townshend Road, Grafton, Vermont. Please pre-register by calling (802) 843-2111 or emailing the Museum at

The Western Abenaki: History & Culture

Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Place: Springfield Town Library, 43 Main St., Springfield, VT (about 36 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Who were the native people of Vermont and how did they live?
Jeanne Brink examines the importance in Abenaki society of elders and children, the environment, and the continuance of lifeways and traditions.
A Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by Springfield Town Library.

Toe Jam Puppet Band

Time: 10:30 am
Place: Peterborough Town Library, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

The zany Toe Jam Puppet Band, puppet/marionette entertainment, will perform at the Peterborough Town Library at 10:30 am on Thursday, April 26.  Free and open to the public.  Come one, come all!

Play: Man of La Manche

Time: 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Place: High Mowing School, 222 Isaac Frye Hwy, Wilton, NH (about 32 miles from Keene)
Price: $12 adults/$8 students
Ages: All

The “mad” knight Don Quixote comes to southern New Hampshire with memorable songs and a powerful tale of hope and disillusionment.
Don Quixote, of windmill fame, spends his time trying to right all the wrongs in theworld with the help of his squire Sancho Panza. The main character, Cervantes, tells his tale to his fellow prisoners—passing the time as they anxiously await interrogation by the SpanishInquisition. It is a play within a play, dealing with hope and disillusionment,accompanied by a stirring musical score. It showcases some of the greatestBroadway tunes of all time, including “I, Don Quixote” and “The Impossible Dream.”  
High Mowing School is a Waldorf high school for day and boarding students in Wilton, NH.
Man of La Mancha was written by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion.  It's produced by arrangement with, and music and dialogue materials furnished by: Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., 560 Lexingotn Ave., New York, NY 10022 
Heather Carver
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Doktor Kaboom!

Time: 9:30 am
Place: The Colonial Theatre, Main St., Keene, NH
Price: $8
Ages: Grades 4-8

Doktor Kaboom! is an interactive one-man science variety show creatively blending theatre with the wonders of scientific exploration. Doktor Kaboom keeps his audience riveted with interest and rolling with laughter while exploring scientific content that ties directly into curriculum standards. Join him for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular - and often successful - experiments on a tour of modern scientific method. 

Appropriate for grades: 4 - 8.
Curriculum connections: science, math, theatre.

Kite Workshop

Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Jaffrey Public Library, Main St., Jaffrey, NH (about 17 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 7+

Ages 7 through adult. Learn about kite origins, styles, sizes, purposes. Register: 532-7301.

What's special about today?
National pretzel day
Vermont Governor Howard Dean signed the nation's first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions, 2000
John James Audubon's birthday, 1785

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