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Tuesday, April 24th Events

Lady Bug Tea Party

Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Place: Brattleboro Coop, Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Under 6

Come with your favorite stuffed animal to join the tea party fun! Children (under age 6) and an accompanying adult are invited to stop by at any time. We will have a read aloud, enjoy some snacks and juice, and visit with the lady bugs and all our other tea party friends. Please park outside of bank parking lot. More information: Meredith at 254-3267.

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

We Were There, Too!

Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Kay Fox Room, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Middle schoolers

Award-winning author Phillip Hoose will speak to middle school aged young people at this afterschool program. His books focus on the courage of young people and how their actions changed their communities. We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose is the first to tell the story of the role children and adolescents have played in the making of our nation.The book  is a compilation of over seventy stories, including that of Claudette Colvin, noting young people who made differences in the outcome of U.S. history.
The project will continue with teacher-led workshops at the Keene Public Library on Tuesday April 24, May 1, and May 8 at 4:00 p.m. Participants will discuss Phillip Hoose’s message. Each young person will design and create a mixed media collage based on the theme of courage. Artwork will be displayed on city Express buses during the spring and summer.

The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Traveling Entertainer

Time: 4:30 pm
Place: Community House,  Marlborough, NH (a few miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Ages: All

Adam Boyce portrays Mr. Taggart near the end of his career, c. 1936, sharing recollections on his life and career, with some live fiddling and humorous sketches interspersed in this Chautauqua living history program.


Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Frost Free Library, Marlborough, NH (a few miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Scrapbooking at the library. A monthly event. 

Junior Book Club

Time: 3:30 pm
Place: Fitzilliam Town Library, Fitzwilliam, NH (about 13 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All children

Junior Book Club -Board Games! - 3:30 p.m. Call for more info: (603) 585-6503.

Slithering Salamanders

Time: 10:00 am-11:30 am
Place: The Nature Museum, 186 Towshend Rd., Grafton, VT (about 32 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 members/$10 non-members
Ages: Preschoolers 2-5

Preschoolers will get to look at live salamanders up close, play games, and hear The Salamander Room during story time. With the help of some craft supplies, preschoolers will then transform themselves into salamanders and learn to move like them.

This program is open to children ages 2 to 5. Two- and three-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $5 for Museum members and $10 for non-members. Children should wear play clothes with long pants and comfortable shoes, as becoming slithering salamanders is dirty work!

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

Keene Restaurant Week

Time: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Place: Keene, NH
Price: Varies

Ages: All

Participating restaurants will offer their own unique prix fixe menu. This set price will not include beverages, tax and gratuity. This is the first annual event, created to spotlight Keene as a culinary and cultural destination. Patrons are invited to visit the great assortment of restaurants and eateries.

Participating restaurants:

Saint-Gaudens Presentation

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St., Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Ages: All

Dr. Henry Duffy, Curator of the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, N.H. will speak at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 24, at the Peterborough Town Library.  "Our National Treasure: The Life, Works, Studio and Home of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Master Sculptor, in Cornish, N.H." is free and open to the public.  All are welcome.

Orchids for Beginners

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Francestown Community Church, 18 Main St., Francestown, NH (about 33 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Anyone with interest

Presented by N.H. Orchid Society. Sponsored by Francestown Garden Club. Contact: 547-2013

The Commons Writing Center

Time: 3:15 pm
Place: The Writing Center, Boys and Girls Club, 17 Flat St, Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Youth

One on one assistance for school writing assignments or non-school writing projects, open to youth of Windham County, also by appointment

Scrapbooking Club

Time: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Place: Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminister St., Bellows Falls, VT (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Bring your own project and supplies. Registration and information, contact Kim Paligo at 802-463-9799 or 802-376-8671.

What's special about today?
Library of Congress was established, 1800
Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
The shuttle Discovery blasted off with the Hubble Space Telescope, 1900
Shirley MacLaine's birthday, 1934

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