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Saturday, May 26th Events

A Meadow Brook Ramble

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Place: Meet at Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Moderately easygoing route

With the Harris Center. A wild, scenic, and moderately easygoing route along the brook, with a dozen beaver dams, and great habitat for the likes of otter, mink, moose, and riparian birds. Meet leaders Bob Boynton and Roberta Flashman at 10 a.m. at the Sharon Arts Center (south of Peterborough on Route 123). Back about 3:00 p.m. 

"Wind of a Thousand Tales" Theatre Production

Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Place: Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $10 adult; $5 child
Ages: 5+

Mariposa Museum presents, “Wind of a Thousand Tales” by John Glore. This family friendly musical production, directed by Kathy Manfre with original music and lyrics by Ray Sweeney and Tim Clark, is appropriate for ages 5 to 105. “Wind of a Thousand Tales” is the story of a little girl named Kimberly Kay, who doesn't believe in make-believe. A no nonsense kid too grown up to listen to fairy tales, she scoffs at her mother's attempt to read her a bedtime story. That's when the Wind Of A Thousand Tales blows in to take charge. What ensues is an attempt to change Kimberly Kay's attitude as the Breezes tell their stories. And what happens next is ??? 

There will be five performances: Opening Thursday, May 24th at 7pm (changed from Fri 5/25), Saturday and Sunday May 26 and May 27th at 11:00 am, and 1 pm each day. No reservations. Tickets purchased at the door. Admission to the event is Adult $10; Child $5. The Mariposa is wheelchair accessible.

"Mothers, Fathers, and Going it Alone - Two Voices" - Dramatic Reading

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Adult $15; Child/student: $5
Ages: All

Professional actors Warren Hammack and Pamela White will present a dramatic reading entitled "Mothers, Fathers, and Going it Alone- Two Voices." Last year, when David Blair heard Pamela and Warren do a dramatic reading of a Robert Penn Warren short story and the epic poem, The Ballad of Billie Potts, the idea occurred to him to ask them to do something for the current exhibit at Mariposa, Becoming  The Child's Journey to Adulthood. The three of them talked together, remembering the joy each felt as children: memorizing and reciting poems, playing characters from literature, and speaking stories for other people. They agreed those experiences were an important part of a child's journey to adulthood. And Pamela thought of her own becoming, what was it about?

Each of the stories you will hear at the Mariposa, from childhood favorites, Huck Finn and Peter Pan, as well as their own stories, have a lot in common. They tell of journeys that grow us, that extend who we are. They are stories of resilience, creativity, independence, and adventure.

Build and Launch Your Own Rocket

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, 2 Institute Dr., Concord, NH (about 50 miles from Keene)
Price: $25 per person
Ages: 8+

Build and launch your own 12" rocket under the guidance of Phil Chouinard. A firefighter by trade, Phil is highly experienced in the art of rocketry. Participation in this workshop can also be applied toward a Boy Scout of America (BSA) Space Exploration Merit Badge.
For ages 8-adult. $25 per person.

Food For Thought

Time: 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Place: Grafton, VT (about 32 miles from Keene)
Price: $30 for the day
Ages: Older

A day-long celebration of the interrelationship between food and nature.
“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway,” wrote Michael Pollan in The New York Times Magazine. On Saturday, May 26, The Nature Museum at Grafton will present Food For Thought; participants will explore sustainable food systems and the cultural food revolution. This event is part of the Museum’s Pale Blue Dot program series.

In offering Food for Thought, The Nature Museum seeks to set the proverbial table with tasty offerings that inspire people to stewardship of our earth’s natural resources. Authors, musicians, farmers, business owners, and naturalists will bring their dishes to share with an audience hungry for a taste of inspiration just as the summer growing season begins in Vermont. The buffet of workshops will include cheesemaking, butchering, vermicomposting, and saving songbirds with your coffee cup.

Presenters will include author and VPR commentator Ron Krupp and acclaimed kitchen garden designer Ellen Ecker Ogden. Severine von Tscharner Fleming will screen her documentary film, “The Greenhorns,” about a nonprofit organization of the same name that works to support young farmers.

Founded in 2010, the Pale Blue Dot is a series of events designed to rouse people to discover pioneering approaches to earth’s ecological challenges. The Pale Blue Dot seeks to spark change, however small, and ignite movement towards a new paradigm of living on earth.

Food for Thought events will take place at several venues around Grafton, Vermont. Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the White Church at 55 Main Street in Grafton. Keynotes and workshops will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with an afterparty at Phelps Barn from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Farmers’ market and restaurant vendors will sell lunch and other local wares at The Nature Museum from noon to 1:30.

Tickets are $30 for the day. Limited child care tickets are available for $20 per child. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please call the Museum at (802) 843-2111 or email with any questions. To stay up-to-date on all Pale Blue Dot events, “like” the Pale Blue Dot page on Facebook.
For more information and to register, please visit The Nature Museum’s new website at

3rd Annual Cheese & Dairy Celebration

Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Place: Billings Farm & Museum, Rt 12 & River Rd, Woodstock, VT (about 60 miles from Keene)
Price: n/a
Ages: All

Celebrate Vermont’s distinctive dairy heritage during a weekend of sampling delicious Vermont cheeses and meeting local cheese makers; dairy education programs, making cheese, ice cream and butter.

Explore one of the finest operating dairy farms in America and a museum of Vermont’s rural past – your gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage. Billings Farm features many aspects of farm work, including care of the Jersey cows and other livestock, milking of the herd, crop rotation, and feed production.

Get to know our Jerseys, sheep, horses, oxen, and chickens through interactive programs and activities. Explore the barns and calf nursery and watch the afternoon milking of the herd. Visitors will experience a first-hand sampling of actual farm work, animals, and agricultural processes. The authentically restored 1890 Farm House, the center of the farm and forestry operation a century ago – features the farm manager’s office, family living quarters – and creamery, where butter was produced for market. Interactive programs in the farmhouse for visitors and students interpret 19th century agricultural improvement, butter production, and domestic life. Engaging exhibits housed in 19th century barns depict the annual cycle of rural life and work, as well as the cultural values of Vermont farm families a century ago.

Vermont Open Studio Weekend

Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Place: Statewide Vermont
Price: Free
Ages: All

The 21-year-strong Springtime event – visit craftspeople, artists, and galleries all over Vermont.

Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios located in or close to their residences. These are places of production and inspiration located in downtowns as well as at the ends of dirt roads. Wherever their locations, they are exciting places to visit because they reflect the dynamic yet organized process that is used to produce the finished work of art.

The Vermont Crafts Council is dedicated to the advancement of Vermont crafts within Vermont and nationally, through education of the public, and the visual arts and crafts community.

During Open Studio Weekend, all sites are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More info at

David Brown Signing & Discussing "The Real Change Makers"

Time: 11:00 am
Place: Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

David Warfield Brown says the government is neither the problem nor the solution. He is back in town to talk about his new book which argues that it is everyday Americans who are the real changemakers and calls on citizens to renew their social attention.

Beatriz Williams Signing & Discussing Her Novel "Overseas"

Time: 2:00 am
Place: Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Beatriz visits us from Connecticut and will discuss "Overseas" in a conversation\interview with Bradford Bates, headmaster of Dublin School. In a sleight of time travel the romantic novel jumps between the present day financial world of New York City and that of a World War 1 soldier poet. The poets of the period and the history of that era, long an interest of Beatriz, will be the topic of the conversation. Join us this Memorial Day weekend for a historical salute to the soldiers, an immersion in high finance,--- with a lot of romance thrown in for spice.

Flea Market

Time: 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Place: Cheshire Fairgrounds, Swanzey, NH (a few miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Flea Market 8:00AM to 2:00PM
603 357-4740 

Create a Summer Herb Box

Time: 10:00 am-Noon
Place: Pine Hill Waldorf School, 77 Pine Hill dr., Wilton, NH (about 30 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Gardening project class. Reserve: Sarah at 654-6003, ext. 308, or  

44th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Powwow

Time: All day
Place: 4H Camp Marshall, 92 McCormick Rd., Spencer, MA (about 55 miles from Keene)
Price: See below
Ages: All

RAIN OR SHINE! Bring lawn/camp chairs for seating.
Northern & Southern Drums, Seminar, Gourd Dance, Afternoon and Evening Intertribal Dance Sessions, Children's Activities, Saturday Evening Feast, Artifact Sale, Traders, and more!
Admission (Day Visitors):
Adult & Youth 15+: $5
Youth 14 & younger: $2
Admission (Weekend - includes camping and feast)
AIS Member: $7 (18+)
AIS Youth: $3 (13 - 17)
AIS Child: $1 (12 and under)
Non-Member Adult: $15
Non-Member Youth: $7
Non-Member Child: $4 (12 and under)

Overnight camping available Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.
Limited electric hookup: $15 per tent/camper, $20 RV
There is no waste dump on-site. Must break camp and be off property by noon on Monday, May 28, 2012.
Pets must be signed in and must have proper vaccination records on hand. Pets must be leashed. Clean up after your pets.
General Information: Jason Lantagne, Chairman email: ~ (508) 528-6885
Vendors: Liz Bentley email: ~ (508) 366-4944

What's special about today?
National blueberry cheesecake day
Sally K. Ride's birthday, 1951
John Wayne's birthday, 1907
Stevie Nick's birthday,  1948

Melissa & Doug-Leading Designer of Education Toys

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