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Saturday, June 23rd Events

The Green Gold Tree

Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Brattleboro Museum, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: $8 adults/$4 students
Ages: n/a

In connection with the exhibit The Golden Game, the Bluebird Theater presents the premiere performances of The Green Gold Tree, a multimedia production based on Goethe’s Faust, featuring lantern slides, film, and puppets by Julia Zanes; gold textiles by Michele Ratte; and original music by Donald Saaf. Contact: 802-257-0124.

Cold River Ranters & Hot Gonzo Primitive Folk Jive

Time: 8:00 pm
Place: Mole Hill Theatre, 789 Gilsum Mine Rd., Alstead, NH (about 15 miles from Keene)
Price: $5/$10

Ages: All

Saturday, June 23, 8:00PM, Mole Hill Theatre, 789 Gilsum Mine Road, Alstead, NH. Hugely entertaining and original.  Cold River Ranters’ unique instrumentation features mandolin, accordion, sax, and a plethora of percussive devices including the jawbone. A one-of-a-kind band. Potluck supper at 7:00PM. $10 cover, $5 students, $20 family. 

Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show

Time: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Place: Gilsum Elementary School & Town Recreation, 640 Rt. 10, Gilsum, NH (about 6 miles from Keene)
Ages: All

Buy or trade fine crystals, minerals, jewelry, fossils and more with over 60 dealers! Event is rain or shine. There is something for everyone at the Gilsum Rock Swap. Collectors are welcome to come trade with dealers and are encouraged to bring their best specimens in order to make the best trade possible. Kids are also encouraged to come and pan for minerals right in the show field. Snacks and beverages are available to the public as well as a Pancake Brunch on Saturday and Sunday at 8am, a Ham and Bean Supper on Saturday and a Chicken Barbecue on Sunday from 12pm-2pm. Visit the Rock Swap website for more information. 

Secret Gardens of Keene Garden Tour

Time: 9:00 am
Place: Keene, NH
Price: $12 in advance/$15 on the date
Ages: Older

Tour some of the finest and most remote gardens in Keene! Event is held rain or shine. 
Ticket prices are $12 in advance or $15 on June 23. For information on ticket sale locations contact Cheshire Housing Trust (603) 357-7603. 

Free Genealogy Workshop

Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Walpole Historical Society, 32 Main St., Walpole, NH (about 15 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Everyone welcome

The Walpole Historical Society is sponsoring free Genealogy Workshops. Jeanne & Peter Jeffries have pursued Genealogy for over 30 years and welcome beginners as well as experienced persons. Hints regarding research sources as well as stone walls will be shared.
Genealogy Workshops are on Saturday 6/9, 6/23, 7/21, and 9/15 from 10am – 12pm.
Call for reservation at 603-756-2933. More information can be found on the Walpole Historical Society website:

Music: Dan Houghton, Susie Petrov and Friends

Time: 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Hooker-Duham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, VT (about 18 miles from Keene)
Price: n/a
Ages: All

High energy Scottish music by Houghton (bagpipes, flute, whistles), Petrov
(keyboards, accordion), and several musical cohorts from Glasgow and beyond.

Picnic in the Gardens

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Maple Hill Farms, 117 Ridge Rd., Hollis, NH (about 45 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Picnic in the Gardens at Beaver Brook Association
(Formerly Summer Solstice...the format has changed and no longer includes live music or a shared dessert table. It is now a good old fashioned picnic!)

Beaver Brook invites you to join us by bringing a picnic dinner to our Maple Hill Gardens on Saturday, June 23rd from 6:00-8:00PM.

Grab a blanket and lawn chair and bring your family and friends. Tour the 12 theme gardens, take a hike on the Nesting Box Trail, or enjoy socializing with neighbors. This get-together is free and open to all. Cancelled in the case of rain.

Linda Kepner Signs & Discusses Her Teen Fantasy Novel 

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

Ages: Older

LINDA KEPNER signs and discusses WHISPERWOOD ORDINAIRE her teen fantasy novel. When a gypsy teenager becomes the accidental possessor of one of the greatest magical weapons in the city of Belestria,  deadly strangers appear intent on getting this coveted magical item. Linda will also be  signing an earlier book the science fiction story Play The Game.  Linda Kepner is a librarian at the Peterborough Town Library. 

4-H Horse Field Day

Time: n/a
Place: Cheshire Fairgrounds, Swanzey, NH (about 4 miles from Keene)
Price: n/a
Ages: All

Call for information: 603 352 4550.

Emily Dickinson - Zero to Bone

Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Old Meeting House of Francestown, 1 New Boston Rd., Francestown, NH (about 30 miles from Keene)
Price: $15
Ages: Older

Nanette Perrott telling Dickinson’s life story and singing her poems to celebrate her genius. 
Contact for more information: 547-2208

Summer Sing

Time: 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Place: Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $10/drop
Ages: Older

Join Marybeth Hallinan, voice teacher and the director of Two Rivers Community Choir, to sing rounds, part songs, and multicultural music. RSVP: 924-9527 or

Music Fest

Time: 12:00 pm-6:30 pm
Place: Motel in the Meadow, Rt. 11 West, Chester, VT (about 35 miles from Keene)

Price: $5 suggested donation
Ages: All

Annual Music in the Meadow Concert to benefit Race for the Cure~ food ~ games ~ Silent Auction & Raffle ~ Green Mtn. Classic Cars ~ 2 days of music!  June 23rd & 24th Route 11 West, Chester, VT $5 suggested donation 802-875-2626 •

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Paper Making Workshop

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $25

Ages: 6-9 

Pull out the blender! Learn about how simple it can be to make hand-crafted paper of your own design, add elements to the paper mixture, such as paint, flowers, fibers, confetti and more.  Students can play with color, shape and texture to create themed or individualized paper for various purposes.


Time: 12:00 noon-6:00 pm
Place: Sharon Arts Center School, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

A two day celebration of clay featuring live demos, hands-on activities for children and adults, entertainment, food, music, dance, works for sale, and bonfire fun! Free and open to all!

Yoga in the Park

Time: 9:30 am
Place: Community Park, Main St., Henniker, NH (about 32 miles from Keene)
Price: Suggested donation of $1-20.
Ages: All are welcome

"Karma" yoga in the park offered by Tracy Donahue.  Help eliminate racism and empower women by your donation going to support the YWCA of New Hampshire.  Live music.  Location:  Community Park on Main Street (at the gazebo) in Henniker.  Suggested donation of $1-20.  Contact is Tracy or (603) 748-3030.  FLYER

Homeschool Curriculum & Book Sale 

Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Place: Crossway Church, 28 Arch St., Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Used Curriculum & Book Sale on Saturday, June 23rd, 9:00 - 1:00 at Crossway Church, 28 Arch Street, Keene, NH sponsored by LAMP Homeschoolers.  The sale will include:  curriculum, books, manipulatives, games, CD’s, DVD’s, software and more.  There will also be a table with free items.  If you have questions contact Barbara Roland 603-847-9070.

Brookford Farm Solstice Welcome Festival 

Time: 3:00 pm-7:00 pm
Place: Brookford Farm, 250 West Rd., Canterbury, NH (about 60 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Brookford Farm invites you to a special open house to celebrate summer and officially welcome everyone to the farm’s new home in beautiful Canterbury, NH. There will be a traditional bonfire to mark the Solstice, hayride tours of the farm, visits with the animals, a chance to watch the cows being milked, plus games, music & dancing! It’s free to attend. Delicious farm-fresh food will be sold in our refreshment tent. Come join us Saturday, June 23 from 3-7 pm, rain or shine.

Brookford Farm is biologically diverse farm that practices sustainable, community-based farming methods, including careful rotational grazing, a strictly local model for doing business, and a profound respect for the life cycles of the plants and animals in our care. The farm and farm store are conveniently located just off exit 18 on I-93. For complete directions to Brookford Farm, please visit

Historic House Tour - The Wilson Tavern

Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Place: Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: $15
Ages: Older

Join us for this year's Historic House Tour at the Wilson Tavern, one of Peterborough's most historic homes! This gracious home and beautiful formal gardens will be open for tours on June 23 from 10 am to 2 pm.
The Wilson Tavern was built by William Wilson in 1797. The Tavern was a respite place for travelers and the center of social life in Peterborough. The house retains many of its charming original features including the tap room and bar, Indian shutters and a ballroom.
Proceeds from the tour benefit the Historical Society's operating budget.
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