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Friday, May 18th Events

Fun With Letters

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

This workshop for parents, grandparents, childcare providers, and other caregivers--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.

Childhood Panel at Mariposa Museum

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
$7 non-members/$5 members
Ages: Older

Ricardo Barreto grew up in Mexico and Norwegian Wisconsin, Nila Gandhi-Schwatlo in India, Lina Hervas in the Philippines and Segun and Christy Olorunfemi in Nigeria. They will join us on Friday, May 18 to talk about their childhoods and, in particular, their relationships to parents and grandparents. How is respect shown in their cultures to elders? How are knowledge and culture transmitted between the generations? Are traditional relationships holding their own in the world of global youth culture? They will reflect on these and other questions, and there will be time for our audience to share their experiences too.

Family "Fridge" Night Family Art

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Sunshine Generation & The Refrigerator Door Studios, 7 Chestnut Drive, Bedford, NH (about 50 miles from Keene)
Price: $20 per family
Ages: All

A night for families to come and create!
The Refrigerator Door is excited to host another Family Art Night...

Face painting, music, and creating something with those who matter most--don't forget to wear your red white and blue!

$20 per family--preregistration is not required, but encouraged.

You may also put your studio fee toward a family membership and art kit that night!

*Please consider bringing donatable items with you...paper towel rolls, styrofoam trays, chobani yogurt cups.

Family Fishstravaganza

Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Amoskeag Fishways, 4 Fletcher St., Manchester, NH (about 60 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 per family
Ages: All

The Amoskeag Fishways presents a family program with a fish season tour.  Some of our Merrimack River fish travel amazing distances.  Families will find out which go the farthest as we play fish games, make a fish craft, and look for migrating fish in our ladder.
Cost: $5 per family.  Advance registration with payment required.  Call 626-3474 for more information.

Contra Dance + Vegetarian Dinner

Time: 6:00 pm-10:30 pm
Place: Masonic Lodge, 30 Pleasant St., Woodstock, VT (about 60 miles from Keene)
Price: $8 (dinner included), children/teens free
Ages: All

Creating a community of dancers – all welcome! Delicious vegetarian dinner runs 5:30-7:45, included in dance price.

Featuring Delia Clark leading with music by Old Sam Peabody: Gayle Giovanna (flute), Geoff Dates (guitar), Katy Botsford (fiddle), Peter Collier (keyboard), Steve Hoffman (fiddle), Suzanne Long (cello and fiddle) and Tim Traver (accordion and mandolin).
6:00-7:30 Family Dance; 8-10:30 Contra
$8 (dinner included), children/teens free

For more information, phone (802) 457-2075; or email; or see

Barnaby's Bluegrass Blowout

Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Rockingham Hill Farm, 34 Meeting House Rd., Rockingham, VT (about 25 miles from Keene)
Price: n/a
Ages: All

Also on May 19th.
The hottest bluegrass festival in the Green Mountains!

Friday May 18th – gates open at 2pm; music at 6:30
Main Stage
6:30-7 Henry’s Rifle
7:15-8:45 Bow Thayer & Holy Plow
9-10:30 JATOBA
10:35-10:40 WWJJD
11-1 FLOODWOOD featuring Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico of moe
Crazy Town Stage
1:30-??? Primate Fiasco

Saturday May 19th
11:30am-1pm – Joe Craven will lead a workshop entitled “Making Music Your Way.” Joe gives you ideas for how to make music on your own terms. He will share his box of toys to open your heart and mind to the music that is already in you. Open to all ages and all levels.
Main Stage
1:30-2:30 Shady Mountain Folk
2:45-3:45 (This slot to be voted on by YOU the fans!)
4-5 Madison Violet (award winning Canadian female duo)
5:05-5:10 WWJJD
5:15-6:45 Gold Town
7-8:30 Primate Fiasco
8:45-10:30 Hot Day At The Zoo
11-1 The Joe Craven Trio
Crazy Town Stage
1:30-2:30 Henry’s Rifle
2:30-??? Something pretty amazing ya probably won’t ever see again!

Tibetan Harmonic Healing Bowls

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: South Church, 20 Church St., Newport, NH (about 34 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

South Congregational Church in Newport, NH, is offering Harmonic Healing with Tibetan Bowls on the 3rd Friday of every month at 7PM. Admission is free – a very relaxing hour, bring a mat or blanket.

Live Interview with Bina48, The World's Most Advanced Social Robot

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: The Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts, 15 Depot St., Chester, VT (about 34 miles from Keene)
Price: $10 members/$15 non-members/ 1/2 price tickets for students
Ages: Older

Bina48 is the world’s most advanced humanoid robot (see August 2011 National Geographic). Bina48 – who can see, hear, understand human speech and carry on conversations – is an early demonstration of “mind uploading” and the LifeNaut project. Bruce Duncan, Managing Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation will discuss his current work with Bina48 and the LifeNaut Project. Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions live to Bina48 during the course of her first live general public interview.
Presented by Bruce Duncan, M.Ed., Managing Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation, Lincoln, VT
VTica: Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts

Spoken Nerd + Beards

Time: 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Place: The Starving Artist, 10 West St., Keene, NH
Price: n/a
Ages: Older

SPOKEN NERD is a collideascope of music, truth, story and thought provoking entertainment. Whether you catch him as a soloist rapping and singing his heart out over sample based beats, or he’s rocking an acoustic guitar for a Jim Henson style sing a long, you are always in for a treat. SPOKEN NERD consists of one full time member (Nathan Conrad) but collaborates with an assortment of artists and producers such as 247, RICK SAXBY, 2 SHON, LISTENER, DJ ORIG, QUIET ENTERTAINER and many more. With album titles like THE LION, THE FISH AND THE MOUSTACHE, 24 CARROT DREAMS and APOCOLYPSE AWARENESS DAY, one can only assume an appetite for fun. 

“Spoken Nerd’s latest, 24 Carrot Dreams, self-produced and recorded with live instrumentation, is equal parts Dr. Octagon and Larry Norman—an ambitious genre-bending record that has spirituality at its center but isn’t about to drink Michael W. Smith’s Kool-Aid. “- Sean Maloney from The Nashville Scene.

Mount Wastastiquet Night Hike

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Mount Wantastiquet, Chesterfield, NH (about 10 miles from Keene)

Price: Free
Ages: 4 miles round trip

Hike Mount Wastastiquet at night and enjoy the twinkling lights and stars in Brattleboro come out. The hike is four miles round trip and the trail rises 1,100 vertical feet; hiking up the mountain will be at dusk and down after dark. Headlamps are required. Sponsored by the Brattleboro section of the Green Mountain Club. Free. Information: Chris Estes, 802-280-7519; or see 

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The Supreme Court affirmed racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson as "separate but equal.", 1896
Mount St. Helens, in Washington state, erupted after being dormant for 123 years, 1980

1 comment:

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