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Sunday, June 10th Events

Gilsum's Glacial Potholes and "Bear Den" Bearing Ledges

Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Place: Bear Den, Rt 10, Gilsum, NH (about 8 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

The moderately strenuous route to these intriguing remains of the past ice age includes the trail to the potholes and up to the ledges, then a scramble to the cliff top before returning via the route in reverse. Meet leaders Roger and Ann Sweet−celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary(!)—at 9 a.m. at the Bear Dens Route 10 parking area on the east side of Gilsum (Bingham Hill). Be prepared for “bugs”, and bring lunch and water. Back about 1 p.m.

Jayne Kelly in Concert

Time: 3:00 pm
Place: St. James Episcopal Church, 44 West St., Keene, NH
Price: Suggest donation $10

Ages: All

A one time only show by pianist and jazz vocalist Jayne Kelly! Don't miss the chance to see her moving performance. Jayne is a classical pianist and jazz vocalist who will be performing pieces by Schumann, Debussy, Chopin, Bartok, Rachmaninoff as well as singing jazz standards with pianist Walt Sayre. The show is one time only at the St. James Episcopal Church in Keene, NH. Suggested donation is $10. For more information call 352-1019.

All Aboard for Train Time

Time: Noon-2:00 pm
Place: The Children's Museum of NH, Dover, NH (about 90 miles from Keene)
Price: $9 adults and children
Ages: All

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire has created a special opportunity for young train enthusiasts, which includes activities at the museum as well at the Dover Rail Yard. Children will be issued special tickets as they enter the museum and a uniformed train conductor from the Amtrak Downeaster will be on hand to talk with families and punch each child’s ticket. Children will also receive free train activity books and learn about rail safety from representatives of Operation Lifesaver. The off-site part of the Train Time event takes place at the Dover Railyard at 75 Oak St. Families will be shuttled to this site via trolley service donated by Regal Limousine. At the railyard, visitors can tour an authentic Pan Am freight locomotive engine. Volunteers from Pan Am Railways will be conducting train tours, punching tickets and answering questions at the railyard. Noon to 2 p.m. Admission: $9 adults and children; $8 seniors; children under 12 months old free.

Vermont Ukulele Society

Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill Studio A-335, Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Ages: All

Uke players meet the second and fourth Sunday of every month to share the love of this fine four-stringed instrument.
“To create and foster a comfortable environment for exploring the sounds and playing techniques of the ‘ukulele.” This is the mission of the Southern Vermont ‘Ukulele Society.
The group meets from 2-4 PM and is open to all ages.
For updates and to follow the group, please visit

Cartoon Cereal Party & Farm Breakfast

Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Place: Harlows Pub, 1 School St., Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $12 farm breakfast/$5 cereal/Free if you just want to come watch cartoons

Come down to the pub in the morning and have a great breakfast!  We'll be showing old cartoons, and you can have a few bowls of great sugar cereals, or have an amazing farm breakfast, courtesy Sunnyfield Farm!

Orientation for the Summer Reading Greyhound Program

Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, 14 W. Swanzey Rd., Swanzey, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Greyhounds Make Children Better Readers

At any given time, Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue in Swanzey, New Hampshire, has 50 or more greyhounds waiting for their new forever homes.  Due to their previous living conditions and treatment during their racing careers, many of the greyhounds come to us timid and nervous around new people.  In an effort to make the greyhounds less anxious and more receptive to new people, we are hosting a Summer Reading Program where children will come read out loud to the greyhounds.  Studies have shown that when children read out loud, they tend to read in a monotone, quiet voice which is very soothing and comforting to the greyhounds.  

The orientation for students is Sunday, June 10 from 11am – 12pm at Fast Friends.  We will introduce them to greyhounds as a breed, teach them about their life as a racing greyhound and explain why they are now at Fast Friends. We will also explain how reading out loud to the greyhounds helps them find homes faster. Once the children have gone through the orientation with their parents, they can choose a block of time to come and read to one of our greyhounds each week throughout the summer.  If they come at least 5 times during the summer, they will receive a gift certificate for a free ice cream cone from Twinkle Town. There will also be prizes for the students that come most often and complete the most hours of reading. 

The reading program enables children to improve their out loud reading skills without being judged by their peers and allows the greyhounds to become more relaxed around strangers. This in turn helps the dogs get adopted sooner. It is truly a win-win program for the kids, parents and the dogs. 

This is the second year for the Summer Reading Program and we hope you will join us in making it another greyt success!  Please feel free to call us at (603) 355-1556 to sign up for the orientation or if you have any questions. You may also reach us by email at  We hope to see you on June 10th!

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