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Saturday, June 16th Events

How to Find Your Ancestors in the 1940 Census

Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Place: Keene Public Library, Auditorium, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Older

How to Find Your Ancestors (and perhaps yourself) in the 1940 Census.
Genealogists have anxiously awaited the recent release of 1940 census data online. Due to privacy laws, there is a 72 year wait for releasing the census records to the public. The 1940 census has been waiting in the vaults of the National Archives all this time. 
Come to our workshop, where genealogy researcher Laura Prescott will show you how to use it in your own work.

Bird Walk

Time: 8:00 am
Place: Tom Warren's house, 15 Pumpelly Lane, Dublin, NH (about 13 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Moderately strenuous walk

A moderately strenuous bird walk in search of those melodious thrushes, vireos, Winter Wrens, et. al. Meet avid birder and Harris Center trustee, Tom Warren at 8 a.m. at his house, 15 Pumpelly Lane in Dublin. Go west of the village on Route 101, turn left onto East Lake Road, then immediately left again onto Pumpelly Lane. Back about 1 p.m. 

Mrs. Junkbox Puppets Children Program 

Time: 10:00 am
Place: Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Rd., Rindge, NH (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Mrs. Junkbox Puppets Children's Program: Mrs. Junkbox and her puppet pals share how to have a positive impact on our world. Phone: (603) 899-3300.

Spirit in Nature Interfaith Walk & Drum Circle

Time: 2:00 am
Place: Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Rd., Rindge, NH (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Spirit in Nature Interfaith Walk & Drum Circle: Experience a variety of diverse spiritual traditions as you walk, worship and meditate. Phone: (603) 899-3300 

Vermont History Expo

Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Place: Tunbridge World's Fairgrounds, 1 Fairgrounds Ln, Tunbridge, VT (about 80 miles from Keene)
Price: n/a
Ages: All

The popular two-day event showcasing the stories and exhibits from our local Vermont historical societies and museums. Add to that crafters, a live country auction, musicians, reenactors, 19th-century children’s games, and fabulous food all dedicated to our state’s heritage.

This year’s theme is Vermont in the Civil War. Half-price admission is offered for those in period dress as well as special pricing for families.

Family Camping: Kayaking to S'mores

Time: 10:00 am arrival
Place: Barton Cove, Rt. 2, Gill, MA (see here) (about 25 miles from Keene)
Price: $20 per person for first 4 family members/$10 for each additional
Ages: 4+

New to family camping or wanting to give it a try? Looking forward to helping your child catch their first fish or paddling a kayak around Barton Cove with the family? Adults and children will learn basic camp craft skills and enjoy spending time together in the woods and on the water during this weekend with Northfield naturalists and long-time campers Kim Noyes and Beth Bazler. Opportunities to have help setting up your new or borrowed tent, learning knots to hang a tarp over the table for rain protection and cooking over a camp stove and campfire will be provided. Fun with nature scavenger hunts, hiking games, fishing instruction and sharing a delicious pasta dinner and hot morning coffee will also be enjoyed by interested participants. Time for relaxation and simple pleasures will round out the weekend and of course, a camp fire and s’mores are on the schedule! Help your family get ready to embark on a series of camping adventures. Fee includes camping, instructional programs, dinner, campfire treats, boat rental and morning coffee.
Pre-registration required by calling 1-800-859-2960.

Wyman Tavern Birthday Festival

Time: 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: The Wyman Tavern, 339 Main st., Keene, NH
Price: Suggest donation: $5/person, $10/family
Ages: All

The Wyman Tavern is celebrating its 250th Anniversary this summer. To begin the celebration, the Historical Society of Cheshire County will host a Birthday Festival at the Tavern with crafts and foods from 1762-1815, re-enactors in period dress, 18th Century games, storytelling, and music from the period.
Admission is by donation (suggested donation: $5/person, $10/family).
Period dress encouraged but not required.
For more information, contact Kathy Schillemat at 603-352-1895 or email

Art Under the Birches

Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Kristina Wentzell Fine Art, 87 Ashuelot St., Keene, NH
Price: Free

Celebrate the last days of spring with a unique art & garden show in Keene! Art under the Birches will feature the paintings of artists Kristina Wentzell & Caryn King while giving visitors an inside peek into the wonderful, private garden of Keene artist Kristina Wentzell, a little oasis in the city.
Sip a glass of wine or lemonade while enjoying the flowers, plants, (and a few backyard chickens!), and of course, art.
Both Massachusetts College of Art graduates, Kristina and Caryn connected years after school at Keene's Art in the Park. Both find their inspiration in the natural world but with decidedly different takes.
King's paintings are expertly and sensitively rendered animal portraits, from cows, chickens and pigs of our area's rural farms to owls, foxes & rabbits of New England's wild places.
Wentzell's paintings are a joyful riot of color, depicting impressionist New England landscapes to vibrant flora & fauna.
Contact number: 603-903-5902

The South Pole Comes to Town

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

THE SOUTH POLE COMES TO PETERBOROUGH with a lot of help from the SOUTHPOLE-sium, a weekend gathering of world-renowned Antarctic experts at the Civic Center in Jaffrey.  Introducing and signing their books about Captain Scott’s expedition to the Pole will be NOVELIST RICHARD PIERCE, AUTHOR OF DEAD MEN   a story that combines the original account with a fictional expedition to uncover the site of Scott’s last tent now buried under 30 yards of ice.  With him will be HISTORIAN ISOBEL WILLIAMS AUTHOR OF CAPTAIN SCOTT’S INVALUABLE ASSISTANT: EDGAR EVANS . Edgar Evans was with Scott on several expeditions including the last and was the first to die on the ill-fated return form the Pole. Evans is often blamed for the tragedy in historical accounts because of his poor education compared to the others. Williams corrects that shameful suggestion.

Hilary Graham Signing & Discussing Her YA Novel "Reunited"

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

HILARY GRAHAM autographing and discussing REUNITED her new novel for young adults about three close friends united in their passion for the band Level3. When the band breaks up so too does their friendship. Four years later and fresh out of high school the girls reunite to attend the band's one-time reunion concert. But will their friendship get an encore? Hilary lives in Francestown. Published by Simon and Schuster, this is the first novel from this award winning filmmaker and screenwriter.

Spirit in Nature Pathways Peace on Earth Festival

Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Rd., Rindge, NH (about 20 miles from Keene)
Price: n/a
Ages: Al

With a walk, drum circle and potluck, rain or shine.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Courtyard Mariott Hotel, Railroad St., Keene, NH
Price: $15-20
Ages: 16+

Fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with cash bar, raffles, stand up comedy, auctions and more, for ages 16 and up.


Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Earth Art Studio, 334 S. Stark Highway, Weare, NH (about 40 miles from Keene)
Price: $7
Ages: All

Back by popular demand, Carmella Stagakis is offering an all day open house style Paintarama event.
This is not a formal class, but a paint on your own experience suitable for all ages.  Young children will require parent support.  This is an opportunity to practice your painting skills.
The cost of $7 includes studio time and select pieces from a special table.  Other pieces are available for an additional fee.
This event is from 10am-4pm.  You are welcome to come and go as you like and can stay for as long as you like.  You do not need to sign up in advance.  Just show up and start painting!

River Day

Time: All day
Place: Main St., Berlin, NH (over 100 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

River Day, a day of celebrating the Androscoggin River, is a day full of things to do and see. There will be a “parade of boats” or anything that floats where all are invited to show their ingenious floating creations and parade down the river. Paddle races will be organized. Free River Boat rides for children 11 and younger from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (accompanied by a paying adult). There will be exhibits, workshops and aquatic displays. Barbecue chicken wings, ice cream, cotton candy, fried dough and French fries will be served all day. Children’s activities include games, petting farm, crafts, log rolling and fishing contests and face painting. Free admission.

What's special about today?
Fudge day
Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared, "a house divided against itself cannot stand.", 1858
Valentina Tereshkova of the USSR became the first woman in space, 1963

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