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Tuesday, April 17th 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.

Babies in Backpacks & Todlers in Tow

Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Place: Meet at the Grapevine Family Center, Antrim, NH (about 26 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 child/adults free
Ages: Young

Join Susie Faber from the Harris Center for a morning ramble at McCabe Forest. Bring your baby and/or your toddler for this morning walk, looking for signs of spring. Come get a breath of fresh air as we search out the first wildflowers of spring, listen for the early frogs of summer, and spy on the birds returning from their wintering grounds. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at The Grapevine in Antrim. Ends at 11:30 a.m. Call 588-2620 to register. $5 per child, all adults free. If you need a baby backpack, The Grapevine has extras! Cosponsored with The Grapevine Family Center. 

"Finding Home" - A Recital Featuring Emily  Jaworski, Mezzo Soprano
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center, Alumni Recital Hall, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Mezzo-Soprano Emily Jaworski is establishing a reputation for excellence in performances across New England. She is a passionate advocate of art songs and can frequently be seen in recital with Calvin Herst at the piano. Her love of research, dedication to musical details and commitment to text leads to unique and captivating programs. Jaworski and Herst have been honored with numerous awards for their collaborations. They have been semi-finalists at the Washington International Competition in 2010, were the winners of the New England region of the Artist Award Competition sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing in 2008, and runners-up of the same competition in 2010.

Ms. Jaworski can also be seen gracing the operatic stage and is known for her engaging portrayals of a wide range of characters. She was most recently seen as Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, Idamante in Idomeneo and Aloes in Chabrier's L'Etoile.
Sandra Howard - 358-2344 -

Recycling Tour at Monadnock Disposal

Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Monadnock Disposal, 101 Old Sharon Rd., Jaffrey, NH (about 17 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Part of the Earth Week series of events brought to you by the Sustainability Center and Eco Club at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. Tour Monadnock Disposal with Operations Manager Matt Peard. Follow the waste stream and see the economic & environmental benefits of recycling. 
Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Place: Northfield Public Library, Northfield, MA (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All
Interested in researching your family history? Here is the place to learn and share tips with others.  Everyone welcome.

Drepung Gomang Monks

Time: 10:00 am
Place: Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $5
Ages: Older

From April 17-22 we will welcome Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India. They will be creating a sand mandala while they are here for those six days. The Opening Ceremony will be at 10am on April 17th and the Closing Ceremony will be at 4pm on April 22nd. Our hours will be 9-5 Wednesday through Sunday that week. Come enjoy this unique meditative process.  
Mose Olenik (603) 924-4555

Block Party Lego Fun in Hancock

Time: 3:15 pm-4:15 pm
Place: Hancock Town Library, Hancock, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 3rd and 4th graders

 Join us for an afternoon snack and let your imagination run wild. Hands-on learning opportunity to explore how things work. LEGO® bricks are provided by the library. Middle School students welcome. No registration required, feel free to drop in anytime.

Kids Group Guitar Lessons

Time: 6:00 pm-6:45 pm
Place: Main Street Arts, 37 Main St., Saxtons River, VT (about 25 miles from Keene)
Price: See below
Ages: 10 and up

For age 10 and up. Learn finger-style arrangements of basic songs.
Instructor: Larry Brown
Tue Apr 17 – May 22
$27 members/$36 non-members

Monadnock Tales

Time: 6:30 pm
Place: United Church of Jaffrey, 54 Main St., Jaffrey, NH (about 17 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Edie Clark will read stories from her book about Mt. Monadnock.
Contact: 532-7047.

Science Explorers Club

Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Place: Peterborough Community Center, 19 Elm St., Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $10
Ages: Grades 2-4

Kitchen craziness. For grades 2-4. Register. Space limited. Harris Center and Peterborough Rec. Contact: 924-8080

Gardening 101: Start & Maintain a Healthy Garden

Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Place: CMC/D-HK Auditorium A&B, 580-90 Court St., Keene
Price: Free
Ages: Older

Do you enjoy good, healthy food and spending time outdoors? Come join us for an evening of gardening related information including tips on how to start and maintain your own healthy garden and learn about supporting your local farms through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
Location: CMC/D-HK Auditorium A&B, 580-90 Court St., Keene
Phone: (603) 354-5460

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 17th Events:

Earth Friendly Reading Circle
Keene Public Library 10am (Ages 2 ½ -3 ½) and 1:30pm (Ages 3-5)

Blood Drive 2:30 to 7:30
Help save a life by donating blood at the Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel. Call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment. Learn about donor eligibility by visiting

What's special about today?
Daffy Duck made his debut in Porky's Duck Hunt, 1937
The Sino-Japanese War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Shimonoseki, 1895

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