Primitive Rendezvous at Bennett Meadow
Place: Bennett Meadow Wildlife Management Area, Rt 10, Northfield, MA (about 20 miles from Keene)
Smell food cooking on the camp fire, hear muskets firing in the distance, see period tents, clothing and tools and get a glimpse of how life was lived long ago. The Original Northeast Primitive Rendezvous Association invites you to visit their temporary historic encampment at Bennett Meadow Wildlife Management Area on Route 10 in Northfield, MA. Park your car and walk through a time warp to observe people recreating the period of the 1750s through the 1840s. Reproductions of period items will be sold by shopkeepers, so you can bring a piece of history home with you, or start gearing up for the next encampment.
Place: Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill Studio, Brattleboro, VT (about 17 miles from Keene)
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 www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Vermont-Ukulele-Society
Contra Dance Brattleboro
Place: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, VT (about 17 miles from Keene)
Price: Admission is $10 ($7 students/seniors/low income).
The Brattleboro contra dance is a twice monthly dance party featuring fantastic live music, excellent calling, and a lively group of friendly dancers. We feature talented performers from Brattleboro and the surrounding areas, where we are fortunate to live amongst some of the best dance musicians and callers in the country. We welcome new and experienced dancers and dancers of all ages. No experience is necessary, all dances are taught and called, and you don’t need to come with a partner. We hope to see you there!
The dance takes place in the Stone Church at the corner of Main and Grove Streets, just north of the post office in downtown Brattleboro, VT. The Stone Church features a lovely wooden dance floor and excellent acoustics in a convenient location.
The dance starts at 7:15 with a workshop for beginners, and continues with dancing for all from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Admission is $10 ($7 students/seniors/low income). Beginners are welcome; all the dances will be taught. You don’t need to come with a partner; other friendly dancers will dance with you.
The Brattleboro dance is organized by Ethan Hazzard-Watkins and Rebecca Lay with help from lots of volunteers. If you have questions about the dance or want more information you can email Ethan or call 802-257-9234.
We welcome musicians to hang out and play tunes together at a slow, informal jam session before every dance. All instruments and skill levels are welcome starting at 5:30 PM and going until around 6:30.
Join the Brattleboro dance group on Facebook. Get notifications of upcoming dances, post and view pictures, see who else is coming to the dance.
Check out the Brattleboro dance group on Ridebuzz.org. Use Ridebuzz to look for or offer rides to and from the Brattleboro dance – save money on gas, decrease the environmental impact of traveling to dances, and get to know other dancers.
Vegetarian Cooking Classes
Place: 15 Roxbury St., Keene, NH
Price: $20 registration fee
Health & Lifestyle Education Institute (HLEI) is running a series of healthy vegetarian cooking classes. Come and enjoy a pleasant evening with our friendly team and your neighbors!
People who enroll will learn to:
Have more energy
Add new, exciting recipes to their cooking repertoire
Use diet to help prevent disease and assist the body in healing health conditions
Upcoming events: June 24th, and July 29th. 6:30 pm.
Time: 9:30 pm-10:30 pm
Place: Hampton Beach, One Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH
Come watch a spectacular fireworks display shot from Hampton Beach over the ocean, this family event is free of charge and is always fun for all ages.
What's special about today?
St. Petersburg was founded by Czar Peter the Great, 1703
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened, 1937
Henry's Kissinger's birthday, 1923