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Saturday, June 9th Events

Touch a Truck

Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Place: Market Basket, 11 W. Swanzey Rd., Swanzey, NH (a few miles from Keene)
Price: $2 per child/$1 adult
Ages: All

Genealogy Workshop

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place: See website
Price: Free
Ages: Older

The Walpole Historical Society will sponsor another free Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10-12 noon.  Jeanne & Peter Jeffries have pursued Genealogy for over 30 years and welcome beginners as well as experienced persons.  Hints regarding research sources as well as getting around or over stone walls will be shared.  Call for your reservation at 603-756-2933.  More information can be found on the Walpole Historical Society website:

Alice in Wonderland

Time: 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Place: KSC Redferns Art Center, Wyman Way, Keene, NH
Price: $17 adults/$12 under 18
Ages: All

MoCo Arts School of Dance will present Alice in Wonderland on June 9th at 2:00 and 7:00 pm and June10th at 2:00 pm at the Redfern Art Center at Keene State College. Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop performances flow together to present the classic story of Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, and many more memorable characters. Rachel Wood, an advanced dance student, will star as Alice.
For more information on the performances or to purchase tickets, please contact the Redfern Box Office at (603) 358-2168. Tickets are priced $17.00 for adults and $12.00 for students under 18 years and seniors over 65.

Turners Falls Canal Walk

Time: 10:00 am-Noon
Place: Turners Falls Fishway, Turners Falls, MA (about 25 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 member/$10 non-member
Ages: 16+

Take a springtime stroll back in time to when Turners Falls was a paper and cutlery producing power house—and see it all from the fabulously popular canal side trail and bike path. Using historical maps and photographs, geologist and industrial history buff Steve Winters will lead you back to early 19th century Montague when the first dam on the Connecticut River at Turners Falls was built, not for power, but for barge navigation. We’ll investigate the ruins and existing structures of the Montague Paper Co., the John Russell Cutlery Co., and much more. Meet at the picnic tables next to the entrance to the Turners Falls Fishway and the bike path. This program is cosponsored with the Pioneer Valley Institute. Please make checks payable to PVI and register through Northfield Mountain by calling (800) 859-2950. Pre-registration required by calling 1-800-859-2960

Vermont Days: Free Entry at State Parks & Historic Sites

Time: 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Place: All Vermont State Parks and Historic Sites
Price: Free
Ages: All

Vermont Days! FREE entry into all state parks, state owned historic sites, and the Vermont history museum. FREE fishing on Saturday, June 9 (no license required). Much fun and free activities!

5th Annual Spring into Summer Faire

Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Hillsborough, NH (about 28 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Ages: All

The Hillsborough Area Artisans’ Spring Into Summer Faire is held the second weekend in June each year. It features HAA artisans as well as many juried guest artisans.
The faire includes baskets, jewelry, blown glass, fabric art; paintings, pottery, photography, woodburning, blacksmithing, and more.

In addition to artist displays in outdoor tents there are artisans in other local locations.
Coffee, tea, cold drinks, pastries, German soft pretzels and a lunch menu will be served.
Musical entertainment on Saturday and Sunday.

Variety for Your Shade Garden

Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Horatio Colony House, 199 Main St., Keene, NH
Ages: n/a

A hands-on workshop covering types of shade; what grows best where; plants that naturalize and plants that invade. Conducted by professional gardener Sarah Mustin Stockwell.

Open Mic Poetry and Prose

Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Village Square Booksellers, 32 The Square, Bellows Falls, VT (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Every 2nd Saturday. Open Mic Poetry and short stories hosted by the River Voices.
Read your own poetry or short story (1-2 pages), read from a favorite book, or just listen.
Comfortable atmosphere. Refreshments served.
Call for a reservation to read or listen: 802-463-9404.

Contra Dance Nelson

Time: 7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Place: Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Rd., Nelson, NH (about 10 miles from Keene)
Price: $8 adult/$6 child
Ages: All

Nelson NH Contra Dance sponsored by The Monadnock Folklore Society every second Saturday.
Workshop/lesson 7:30, Dance 8:00-11:00
$8 ($6 for students and seniors)
For more information, phone (603) 762-0235; email; or see

Murphy's Blues

Time: 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Place: Mole Hill Theatre, Gilsum Mine Rd., Alstead, NH (about 15 miles from Keene)

Price: $10
Ages: n/a

Murphy’s Blues is a high-energy band known for passionate performances, non-stop dance grooves and seriously fun-minded music. Their song list includes R&B, soul, funk, rock and blues favorites and originals done in their own playful, powerful style.
8 p.m. $10 cover
Directions: Gilsum Mine Road to Baine Way.

Julia Older Signing her "Tales of The Francois Vase"

Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Colony Mill, Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Julia Older's obsession with the famous Francois Vase led to both the radio play and her book-length poem, Tales of the Francois Vase. The dramatic 25-century journey of the vase winds through a subterranean inferno of greed, passion, and terror. Twice it was smashed into 600-plus pieces, came unglued, and was puzzled together, each time with a piece missing. A third time - during the 1966 Florence Flood - a scientist intentionally broke the vase. He restored it with the missing piece, and at last it was whole. Older's book offers readers the entire fascinating story. The poem is illustrated with the vase figures from the Iliad and includes a "backstory" with Older's original translations of her research.
Stop by on Saturday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. to meet Julia Older and get Tales of the Francois Vase autographed.

Rock Crawl

Time: n/a
Place: Cheshire Fairgrounds, Swanzey, NH (a few miles from Keene)
Price: n/a
Ages: n/a

Contact for more information: 603 357-4740

"Broke" The Affordable Arts Fair 

Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Peterborough Town Hall, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

A mainstay of The Thing in the Spring, *Broke presents 50 artist all selling work for under $50.  A great opportunity to engage with the artistic community at large, and to buy art without breaking the bank.  There will be music by David Kontak, a kissing booth, and all kinds of amazing folks from all over the country!

What's special about today?
International young eagles day
Donald Duck made his screen debut in The Wise Little Hen, 1934
The Republic of Iceland was established, 1944
Peter the Great's birthday, 1672

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