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Wednesday, April 18th 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.

Multicultural Story Crafting for Teens & Tweens

Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Kay Fox Room, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Tweens and teens

All around the world, children listen to stories to learn morals and lessons.  In this one-hour workshop, middle school students will first listen to traditional stories from Korea, Russia, Japan, and India. Then participants will create their own group myths. The purpose of the workshop is to enjoy cross-cultural stories, to increase multicultural awareness, and to practice creativity.
This workshop is presented by Gargi Roysircar, Professor and Director of Diversity Issues at Antioch University New England. She is the Founding Director of the Multicultural Center for Research and Practice at Antioch University New England and Professor of Clinical Psychology.
This workshop is co-sponsored by the Keene Public Library and SERD (Support Group for Ethnic and Racial Diversity) at Antioch University.

Movie at the Library

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

Kung Fu Panda 2

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed. 

Animated Feature;
Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks Animation;
Directed by Jennifer Yu
Rated PG; 90 minutes; 2011

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: 13+

The Help

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a small Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. 

Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard
DreamWorks Pictures; Directed by Tate Taylor
Rated PG-13; 146 minutes; 2011

Part 1: Peterborough Vernal Pool Project Volunteer Training

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Peterborough Town House, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older

Part 1: Vernal pools are small, temporary ponds that serve as critical breeding habitat for amphibians, insects, and even tiny clams and crustaceans. In efforts to protect this vital (yet often overlooked) wildlife habitat, Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory and the Peterborough Conservation Commission are training volunteers to ground-truth and document potential vernal pools located on public lands throughout the Town of Peterborough. We will cover the building blocks of vernal pool ecology in an indoor training session on Wednesday, April 18 from 7 - 9 pm at the Peterborough Town House, then venture outside for hands-on instruction in vernal pool identification and documentation at a local vernal pool on Saturday, April 21 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Volunteers must attend both the indoor and outdoor training sessions to participate in the Peterborough Vernal Pool Project. Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education the Peterborough Conservation Commission.
Both trainings are free & open to the public, but registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Brett Amy Thelen at or (603) 358-2065.

An Evening of Dance

Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Keene State College, Red Ferns Art Center, Main Theatre, Keene, NH
Price: $10
Ages: All

The KSC Department of Theatre and Dance presents "An Evening of Dance" directed by Marcia Murdock, head of the college's dance program. Now in its 36th year, this annual modern dance event announces the arrival of spring with a series of new work choreographed by students, faculty members, and guest artists.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, April 18 TO 21. Tickets are $10 for general public; $8 for seniors, and $6 for KSC students.
Redfern Arts Center Box Office - 603-358-2168 -

Homeschool Program: Electricity

Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Place: Peabody Mill, 66 Brook Rd., Amherst, NH (about 44 miles from Keene)
Price: $10
Ages: K-8th grade

Have you ever wanted to know more about electricity? Explore how batteries and circuits work; build your own battery operated experiments.

The classes will run monthly, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. You can choose outdoor or lab based classes for your child. Each month features a different theme.
Contact: 603 673 1141.

Earth Week 2012 at Franklin Pierce University

Events for April 18th:

Noon-2:00 pm
Trail Cleanup with Director of Campus Recreation, Doug Carty
Have fun in the outdoors while doing something great for the Earth and our campus community. Location: The Bubble.

2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Campus Energy Tour with Director of Facilities, Doug Lear.
See how our wood pellet boilers are reducing our climate impact. Location: Boiler outside Granite Hall.

6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Sustainable Food & Community Supported Agriculture
Keynote Address by Tracie Smith, Entrepreneur, Advocate and Farmer at Tracie’s Community Farm/CSA. Location: Spagnuolo Hall.

8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Concert by The Cosmic Dust Bunnies
This 4-piece danceable electronic jam band will carry you to a happy space. Location: At Spagnuolo Hall.


Free Home Depot Workshop: Make a Kite

Time: 10:00 am-Noon
Place: The Home Depot, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: 5 and up

Make a Kite workshop at the Home Depot in Keene. Project takes about 30 minutes to complete. Come anytime between 10-12 pm. 

Teen Relationship Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua, 47 Grand Ave., Nashua, NH (about 48 miles from Keene)
Price: Contact for more info.
Ages: Teens

The ins and outs of dating and relationships are tough to figure out. There’s no Dating 101 class in high school and no rule book to follow. Join other teens for the next best thing: a workshop featuring an open discussion on activities to improve your dating relationships. We’ll also talk about what to do when dating goes wrong. Learn some helpful hints on how to have a great relationship…and how to avoid not-so-great relationships.

The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18. Samantha Benton from Bridges is workshop presenter.
Pre-registration for the workshop is strongly suggested. Please call Lori Fowler at the Boys & Girls Club by the Monday prior to the program date.
The Breakfast Exchange Club of Nashua has provided funding to make the April workshop series possible.
Registration can also be done by sending an email to Please include the name of the workshop you want to attend in your email.
Contact: 883-0523, ext. 215

Middle School Age Girls Book Club

Time: 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Ingalls Memorial Library, 30 Payson Hill Rd., Rindge, NH (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Middle school age

Third Wednesday of the Month at 3:00 PM. September-May
Public School and Home School girls welcome
A book is read and discussed the following month along with a craft60 minute program. 

Introduction to Gardening

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Fitzwilliam Town Library, 11 Templeton Turnpike, Fitzwilliam, NH (about 13 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older

Introduction to Gardening program - 7:00 p.m. - Sponsored by the Fitzwilliam Garden Club. 

Sheep & Goat Seminar

Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Place: Blue Seal of Milford, 274 Elm St., Milford, NH (about 37 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older

Basics of raising goats. Register: 673-2601.  

Homeschool Program at the Mariposa: World Mandalas

Time: 9:00 am-10:00 am OR 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 each
Ages: All

Written by Terry Reeves, education director who puts this program on:

THIS WILL BE A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE.  We will look at sacred circles from around the world and from different religions. There will be a short presentation and then a chance to observe Tibetan monks creating a sand mandala on the 2nd floor.  This will be a very special opportunity to see something extraordinary.  You can choose to do one of 2 classes. 9AM to 10AM OR 11AM to 12PM.....I will have another class in between so this will ONLY be an hour class.  It will be possible for you to stay longer to observe ONLY. There will not be a chance to play instruments, dress up or do any searches. The time will be used to do a lesson, do an art project, and observe the monks.  I am providing 2 opportunities for homeschoolers to come in for a lesson on mandalas.  The cost will be $5 per person.

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 18th Events:

Days of Service
Antioch students as participating members of SERD will facilitate the matching of volunteers to community service project from 9am to 4pm. Give an hour or an entire day assisting to develop a strong and healthy community. Volunteer with local organizations and projects like community gardening, American Red Cross, and the Keene Senior Center. For more info or to sign up, contact
Earth Friendly Reading Circle
Keene Public Library 10am (Ages 3-5)

What's special about today?
International juggler's day
National animal cracker's day
Paul Revere rode from Charlestown to Lexington to warn Massachusetts colonists of the arrival of British troops during the American Revolution, 1775
The Great San Francisco Earthquake destroyed over 4 sq mi. and killed over 500 people, 1906

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