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Saturday, June 30th Events

Big Book Buddy Training

Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Place: Keene Public Library, Kay Fox Room, Keene, NH
Price: Free

This training is for the 'big buddy' participants in our Book Buddy summer literacy program. Big buddies will be paired up with young readers. The pairs will meet at the library this summer and big buddies will assist younger inexperienced readers.
Reading aloud is a fun way to leave a lasting impression on your little buddies while you help boost reading skills and inspire them to read.  The book buddies will meet at the Keene Public Library once a week for 45 minutes to 1 hour for one-on-one reading and reading games.  Meeting times are either Mondays July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30th at 3:30 p.m. or Thursday July 5, 12, 19, 26, and August 2 at 10:00 a.m. The program begins in July and runs for 5 weeks. 

Summer of Star Wars

Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Heberton Hall, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Families are invited to kick start a summer of reading with Star Wars books.  Our invite includes photo opportunities with the 501st New England Garrison, games, quizzess, and activities to keep kids entertained.  

Paddle & Poke

Time: 9:30 am-1:00 pm
Place: Meet at Nubanusit public boat landing, Hancock, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Older

The Harris Center go by kayak and canoe from Nubanusit to Spoonwood Pond, then hike along a stream up to a small and secluded Great Blue Heron rookery in White Swamp. Meet Nelson naturalists Al Stoops and Kathy Schillemat at 9:30 a.m., at the Nubanusit public boat landing (at the far end of the paved section of King’s Highway in Hancock). Return after lunch. BYO canoe or kayak, and (required) personal flotation device. 

The Event in A Tent

Time: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Place:  Brattleboro, VT (see website)
Price: $15-32 (see website)
Ages: All

The Festival Event of the Summer! Picnicking, Captivating Programming with a world class Orchestra, including music coupled with Acrobatic circus performers and Audience Participation. Pre-show activities for individuals, couples and families, including Strolling Entertainers, workshops and more!

Firefly Watch

Time: 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Place: Northfield Environmental Center, Northfield, MA
Price: Free
Ages: 12 and older

Visit a firefly meadow on a summer evening for a memorable experience. Become immersed in the world of fireflies, a world filled with imposters, femmes fatales and poisonous blood. Learn about this amazing insect with its variety of flash patterns and colors as well as how to get involved in an exciting citizen science project sponsored by the Boston Museum of Science. The program begins indoors with an introduction to fireflies and Firefly Watch and then continues outdoors for the summer ritual of watching fireflies. For more information please visit
Pre-registration required by calling 1-800-859-2960

Strawberry Festival

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Fitzwilliam Town Common, Fitzwilliam, NH
Price: $5
Ages: All

Come enjoy the sweet taste of strawberries in any way you can possibly imagine. 
Hosted by Fitzwilliam Historical Society on Town Common. Strawberries, biscuits, whipped cream, iced tea or lemonade. Amos J. Blake House open for free guided tours (across from festival). Phone: 603-585-7742. Email:

Lucky Duck Race

Time: 2:00 pm-2:30 pm
Place: Putnam Park, Peterborough, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Race at 2 p.m., with free face painting, ice cream and drinks available one hour prior to race. 2,000 yellow rubber ducks will be released into the Nubanusit River. The holder of the ticket number corresponding to the first duck over the finish line will win $1,000. Other cash prizes and gift certificates to be awarded. Proceeds go to local charities. Sponsored by Peterborough Lions Club.

Poetry Reading with Four Local Poets

Time: 11:00 am
Place: Toadstool Book Shop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough, NH
Price: Free

POETRY READING with Kate Gleason, Susan Murata, Stephanie Minteer and Martha Deborah Hall.

Photos on Foot

Time: 10: 00 am-11:30 am
Place: 99 Washington St., Keene, NH
Price: $25
Ages: Older

Explore the rich history of Keene on a guided 90 minute walking and photography tour. Keene's downtown holds many types of architecture, built by leading businessmen of the day and early settlers. Tips on camera techniques will be shared so bring your camera!! Whether you are an aspiring photographer or just interested in history you‚ll enjoy sight-seeing with our Photos On Foot Historic Tours guides Meg Kupiec and Steve Hooper. Contact: (603) 852-0709 .

Community Lawn Party

Time: 12:00 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Hinsdale Heritage Park & Town Hall, Hinsdale, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Community Lawn Party Saturday June 30th (rain date July 7th) at the Hinsdale Heritage Park &  Town Pool. FREE and open to all

12:00 Free Admission to the Town Pool
1:00 Free Pizza Party courtesy of the Hinsdale PTA
2:00 Bouncy House and Free Games for the kids
3:00 vote for the best Chicken Wings in town
5:00 town Selectmen  grilling burgers and hot dogs courtesy of HCC
8:30 FREE outdoor movie showing of We Bought a Zoo presented by S.H.O.C.

Other venders such as the Kona ice truck will be available throughout the day.

Bring a blanket to spread out on the lawn and enjoy a day of FREE and low cost food and entertainment.

Make-It Take-It

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Micheals Craft Store, Keene, NH
Price: Free with purchase of wooden frame
Ages: All

Canada moose frame and maple leaf make-it and take-it. 

What's special about today?
Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind was published, 1936
The 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18, was ratified by the states, 1971
Lena Horne's birthday, 1917
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