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Friday, May 11th Events

Every Child Learn To Read

Time: 10:00 am-10:45 am
Place: Keene Public Library, Youth Program Rm, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Birth-5

This Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® workshop is for parents, grandparents, childcare providers --and their children from birth to age five. The workshop presents five important early literacy practices along with interactive activities that parents, caregivers, and children can enjoy together.
Before children can learn to read, they must develop a range of early literacy skills. Learning these skills, which begins at birth, has a long-term impact on children's reading achievement and academic success. Children who enter school with well-developed early literacy skills have an advantage; they are ready to learn to read.

Homeschool Night at the Fisher Cats

Time: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Dr., Manchester, NH (about 60 miles from Keene)
Price: $7 tickets starting
Ages: All

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Homeschool Program 

Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Place: Ingalls Memorial Library, Rindge, NH (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Preschool-High School age

Second Friday of the Month at 1-3 PM. September-May
Preschool through high school age children
Each  month a different theme, crafts, activities. 120 minute program 

Pizza & Movie Night For Teens

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Hancock Town Library, Hancock, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Middle school + high school age

Middle School and High School Students are invited to gather with friends, munch on pizza & watch a movie together.  Film title to be determined by group in attendance and staff, please call for available titles.   Registration  REQUIRED, call, email or sign up in Children’s Room.
Contact: 603-525-4411.

Fort At No. 4 Opening Weekend

Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd., Charlestown, NH (about 28 miles from Keene)
Price: See below
Ages: All

The Fort at No. 4 season-opening weekend is May 11-13, Friday through Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM each day.

The history of The Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, New Hampshire, in many ways reflects the larger growth and development of the English colonies. The area was settled by pioneers characterized by their determination, work ethic, and emerging industrial skills. As the colonies grew, and immigration from England continued at a rapid pace, the need for more farmland and economic opportunity drove settlers west. The “west” in colonial New England included the vast tracts of land beyond the established towns.

More information online at or by calling 603-826-5700.
Adults $10.00
Youths 13-17 years $7.00
Children 6-12 years $5.00
Children 5 years and under $0.00
Seniors 55 years and above $7.00

Craft Night

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Main Street Arts, 37 Main St., Saxtons River, VT (about 25 miles from Keene)
Price: $5
Ages: All

Every Friday through May 11. Get those unfinished projects done. Scrapbook, sew, knit, collage…
Instructor: Gina Cote
Fri Apr 6 – May 11, drop in anytime between 6 & 10 pm.
$5 for the entire evening.

Play: Phantom of the Opera

Time: 1:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Place: Claremont Opera House, 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, NH (about 40 miles from Keene)
Price: $8
Ages: All

Two performances! Following last year’s acclaimed production of “Arabian Nights”, the NECA Drama Club once again prepares to wow audiences with another original stage adaptation: “The Phantom of the Opera!” Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, this play, with musical selections from Faust, tells the story of a young opera singer Christine and her rise to fame with help of a mysterious Angel of Music. Full of comedy, romance, intrigue, danger (and dare we say, maybe even a falling chandelier?) Phantom is sure to captivate audiences young and old alike.

A cast of over thirty students ages 9-18 will bring to life the young lovers Christine and Raoul, the opera managers, divas, singers, ballerinas, stagehands… and of course a mysterious man in a mask!
Tickets: $8.00

Currier & Ives Exhibit Opening Party

Time: 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Place: Horatio Colony House, 199 Main St., Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Preview of the Currier & Ives “Publishers of Popular Prints for the People” exhibit including never-before-shown pieces from a private collection.
This exhibit includes pieces from one of the country’s foremost print collectors. It also incorporates four examples from the museum’s collection, including a painting by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, one of Currier & Ives star artists, who specialized in sporting themes and animals.

Exhibit preview May 11, Friday, 4:30 to 6:00 PM. Meet the collector’s daughter. Free admission. Refreshments.
The exhibit will subsequently be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 to 4:00. 

Eleanor: A Queen in her Own Right
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Monadnock Waldorf School, Elementary School Assembly Rm., Keene, NH
Price: N/A
Ages: All

Also on May 12th at the same time.
A Play Performed by the 7th Grade Class
This is the story of Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most influential women of the Middle Ages. She outlived her two Kingly husbands and many of her royal children. Throughout her long life she advised her husbands and children and survived a 15 year stint in prison, emerging non the worse for the wear. And through it all, her shining intellect and wit enlivened the royal courts of both France and England.
Elementary School Assembly Room

Argentine Tango Milonga Lesson

Time: 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: $10

Ages: Older

Lesson, 7:30-8:30pm.
Sally Wright: 603 923-9743
Please carry your dance shoes.

Hunter/Jump Horse Show

Time: Call for more info
Place: Cheshire Fairgrounds, Swanzey, NH (a few miles from Keene)
Price: Call for more info
Ages: All

Call for more information: 603 625-5800. 

Music: Kalispell

Time: 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Place: The Starving Artist, West St., Keene, NH
Price: Contact for more info
Ages: All

Kalispell is the songs of Shane Leonard, who lives in Eau Claire, WI. His music is influenced by the old song forms of Appalachia, timeless American songwriters, and contemporary minimalist composers alike. On recordings and live performances, Shane is often accompanied by Ben Lester (AA Bondy, S. Carey) and Kevin Rowe (The Barley Jacks). He has supported such artists as Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Megafaun, Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps, and The Daredevil Christopher Wright. Several national tours in 2011 cultivated wide praise from blogs and radio stations such as NPR's "The Current" and "Simply Folk". This spring the band will release its debut full length.


Kids Night Out


Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Keene YMCA, Keene, NH
Price: $5 family member/$10 youth member/$15 community
Ages: K-5th grade


Kids Night Out is a fun evening of activities for those in K-5th grade. Join us for swimming, gym games, activities and pizza supervised by our qualified School's Out staff. Registration begins at 6:15pm in the Y Gym and pick up is by 8:30pm (late fees will be assessed). Youth must be signed in by an adult. Sneakers and swim suits/towels are required for gym games and pool use. 


KidsPLAYce Open Mic

Time: 5:30 pm (see times below)
Place: KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St., Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All


Friday May 11th
5:30-7 (ages 0-10)
7-8:30 (ages 11+)

Light dinner provided.
Bring your family and friends.
Have fun performing in a friendly place!
Performers should contact Andy to sign up.
802.258.8330 -

*KidsPLAYce is located at 20 Elliot St. in Brattleboro.
** this event will celebrate the 1st anniversary of the FREE IS ART project.


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