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Wednesday, April 11th Events

Teaching Creatures with Rae Griffiths

Time: Two sessions: 9:30 am and 10:00 am
Place: Summit Circle, Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Join Rae for "Story Stars", a unique storytime nature program for young children which includes specially selected children's book and a teaching presentation of the two animal stars. Our special animal guests will be the Blue-Tongued Skink and the Ball Python. Limited space/pre-registration required. Call 257 -0500 ext. 102 to reserve a space. 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 

Mid-Week Movie at the Library

Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Auditorium, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

There are certain events so powerful they send echoes through time. GHOSTS OF THE ABYSS examines two such events: the sinkings of the Titanic and the Bismarck.  The film goes well beyond touring through the two great wrecks as they sit in their eternal graves, creating a window into history that both inspires and humbles audiences, echoing philosopher George Satayana’s warning that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Documentary Feature
Bill Paxton, Tava Smiley
Buena Vista Pictures; Directed by James Cameron
MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements; 2003

Read It. See It. Love It. Film Series

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

A Night To Remember
This is the film version of Walter Lords’ documentary on the sinking of the Titanic.  Historical characters and first-hand accounts are used to tell the tragic tale of the maiden voyage of the British liner Titanic.  Almost every line of dialogue is taken from the actual night that an iceberg created a 300 foot gash in the hull of this great ship and the “unsinkable” Titanic sank quietly into the ocean leaving only a few survivors to tell the tale.

Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman,
Anthony Bushell
MGM/UA; Directed by Roy Ward Baker
123 minutes; 1958

Play: The Rainbow Fish

Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Place: Capitol Center for Performing Arts, 44 South Main St., Concord, NH (about 50 miles from Keene)
Price: $7
Ages: All

Enjoy a Capitol Center for the Performing Arts Performance of "The Rainbow Fish".  If you've never seen a Cap Center performance, you really should!  They put on a very professional performance suitable for a child audience.  It is a lovely, low cost  way to introduce kids to theater.

The Cap Center's Description of the show is as follows:  With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique? Will some good advice from the wise old Octopus persuade the Rainbow Fish to share her gifts with those around her? ArtsPower has turned Marcus Pfister’s bestselling book into a delightful and touching musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others.

The target audience is grades Kindergarten - second grade but all are welcome.

The cost of tickets is $7 per person.  The Cap Center requires tickets for everyone entering the theater, including babes in arms.  We will be seated as a group.


Girls Book Club

Time: 3:15 PM-4:15 PM
Place: Ingalls Memorial Library, Rindge, NH (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 4th-5th grade ages

Second Wednesday of the Month at 3:15 PM. September-May
Public School and Home School girls welcome
A book is read and discussed the following month along with a craft.60 minute program.

Annual Kurn Hattin Jazz Invitational

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Kurn Hattin Homes, Mayo Memorial Center, Higbie Auditorium, Westminster, VT (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

On Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm, jazz bands from seven local schools and the Keene Jazz Orchestra will participate in the Annual Kurn Hattin Jazz Invitational. The event will be held in the Higbie Auditorium in the Mayo Memorial Center at Kurn Hattin Homes. The schools participating are Brattleboro Area Middle School, Bellows Falls Middle School, Bellows Falls Union Middle School, Claremont Middle School, Vermont Academy, Weathersfield Middle School, and the Kurn Hattin School. 

 Special guests are the Keene Jazz Orchestra. Tenor saxophonist, Scott Mullett, who is an alumnus of many world-class touring bands, including Woody Herman and Artie Shaw, leads the Keene Jazz Orchestra. Scott teaches privately, plays throughout New England, and is adjunct faculty member at Keene State College.  Master of ceremonies is Eugene Uman, founder of the Vermont Jazz Center.

Admission to the concert is free with canned goods being collected by the Kurn Hattin Student Council for donation to the food shelf at Our Place in Bellows Falls.  For more information, please contact Lisa Bianconi at (802) 721-6931. Kurn Hattin Homes is a charitable, residential, year-round home and school for in-need and at-risk children, ages 6-15, from throughout the Northeast.

Pruning Workshop

Time: 10:00 am
Place: Beaver Brook Association
Price: $10 donation
Ages: Older

With Margaret Hagen. Come learn about pruning flowering shrubs, small evergreens and small trees this spring. If you have your own clippers and loppers, please bring them. Workshop will include hands-on pruning so you can hone your skills!
Call 603-465-7787 for more information. $10 donation.

What's special about today?
Dandelion day
Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba, 1814. 

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