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Friday, June 15th Events

Scrapbooking With Lisa

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Frost Free Library, Marlborough, NH ( a few miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Find out how to make scrapbooking easy and beautiful. Make a 12 x 12 page of your own to keep and treasure. Register at the library or by phone. 603.876.4479.

Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting

Time: Varies
Place: Keene State College, Wyman Way, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
From Friday, June 15 to Sunday, July 29.
Take a look into how early artists paved the way for the modern landscape paintings of the present day. Using a combination of large-scale banner graphics, immersive environments, media features, and other interactive strategies, "Wild Land" reveals the way in which Cole, and other artists of his time, pioneered cultural conversations that shaped our perception of the American landscape. The exhibit does not include original Cole paintings. For information on Gallery times and exhibit dates visit the Thorne-Sagendorph page on the Keene State College website.

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: Children and teens FREE/$8 adults
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

Twilight on the Tavern Lawn Free Concert Series

Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Putney Tavern Lawn, 133 S Main St., Putney, VT (about 25 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

The tenth annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts!

All concerts begin at 6:30 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available. For information, visit or call 802-387-5772.

The 2012 Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series schedule:
Friday, June 1 KEITH MURPHY, BECKY TRACY & MARK ROBERTS – Celtic Tour de Force with fiddle, flute, banjo, foot percussion, guitar and French bombarde
Friday, June 15 DARLINGSIDE and JAMIE KENT & THE OPTIONS – String rock quintet with an exhilarating sound at the intersection of rock, classical and folk music, plus folk/pop singer/songwriter Kent’s trio
Friday, June 29 ELECTRIC FENCE – Southern Vermont acoustic/electric quartet that takes down the barriers between musical styles
Friday, July 13 SLIPPERY SNEAKERS – High energy, traditional and contemporary Cajun/zydeco roots music
Friday, July 27 SAMIRAH EVANS AND HER HANDSOME DEVILS – Swampy, sultry, soulful jazz and blues sprinkled with a little New Orleans spice
Friday, August 10 SIMBA – Eight member funk and world beat band featuring blazing horns and scorching percussion
Friday, August 24 HOUSETOP – Lively, quirky, swingy, bluesy, old time American music with Vermont’s four-part harmony singin’, swingin’ string band.

Alexander Silver + Del Brutto

Time: 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Place: The Starving Artist, Keene, NH
Price: $5
Ages: n/a

Alexander Silver and Del Brutto. Visit website.

Nature Cafe: Loons

Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Massabesic Audobon Center, Auburn, NH (about 65 miles from Keene)
Price: $5 per person
Ages: All

Learn about the natural history of these amazing and beautiful birds on Massabesic and other New Hampshire Lakes. How long does it take for a loon egg to hatch? Do loons mate for life? What threats do they face? And how can you help track and protect loons? Come hear the answers to these and other questions, see photos of loons taken on Massabesic, and find out more about loon
conservation.  $5 per person.

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