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Thursday, June 28th Events

Keene Chautauqua

Time: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Heberton Hall, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Henry David Thoreau is potrayed by Kevin Radaker: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) is known for his thoughts on political reform in Civil Disobedience and for his sentiments on nature and conservation in his natural history essays. His place in American literature and culture is secure, by virtue of the remarkable artistry of one book: his masterpiece, Walden.  This evening, our Thoreau will offer trenchant criticism of an overly materialistic and mechanized life, argue that principled non-violent resistance against injustice can lead to profound change, and celebrate the spiritual value of nature and the wild. Thoreau was a visionary whose eloquent prose has inspired countless persons to live lives of simplicity, integrity, and higher purpose. Civil Disobedience inspired such great reformers of the past century as Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his thoughts on nature provided the ideological underpinnings of the wilderness preservation movement and contemporary environmentalism. 

Sarah Orne Jewett is portrayed by Betty Jean Steinshourer:  Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) was an American novelist and short story writer, as famous as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow or Mark Twain in her day.  Her writing centered on the southern tier of Maine, especially the seacoast area, where she lived most of her life. Her literary reputation rests upon more than 170 works of fiction, most of which depict the lives of the ordinary people of nineteenth-century rural Maine.

Old Rindge House

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Rd., Rindge, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

The Old Rindge House: Fitzwilliam author Eric Stanway will tell the legend of a mysterious old house in Rindge.

Shakespeare in the Park: Henry V

Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Living Memorial Park, 61 Guildford St., Brattleboro, VT
Price: $5
Ages: All

“Henry V” is the story of the young King Henry, recently come of age, leading his country to successfully conquer France and win its princess in marriage. The play is known for its huge Battle of Agincourt scene, Henry’s “Once more unto the breach, dear friends…” and St. Crispin’s Day speeches to rally the troops, and his charming and hilarious attempts to woo France’s Princess Catherine in his broken French and she in her equally broken English.
On The Rotary Stage in Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro.

Bryan Tann to Sign and Discuss The Dark Land

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

For over two hundred years, the powerful hands of Bryce Kreed have ended countless lives at the will of the Vampire Council. The thrill of the hunt drove the mighty vampire warrior to become a ruthless, violent killer who acts without fear of consequence.

Today Kreed's path is chaotic and unclear with no direction or goal in sight ... until Mistress Enya Blake comes to call. She offers him a task that can only be solved with his special set of skills, skills which have made his name infamous among those that have dwelt in the shadows for centuries.

With this new direction, Bryce Kreed seeks to take his first steps along the path of redemption.

Come by on Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. to meet local author Bryan Tann and to get your copy of his book, The Dark Land: The Path of Redemption autographed!

Eric Carle Birthday Celebration

Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main St., Jaffrey, NH
Price: Free

Ages: All

Cake and activities for Eric Carle's birthday (June 25.) Registration required.  Contact: 532-7301

Beach Party

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Wheelock Park/Pool, Keene, NH
Price: $3
Ages: Grades 6-8

Enjoy the pool and dance the night away with popular music playing.
Try the limbo and other fun games. There will be pizza and soda for sale. Cost
to get in is $3, party will run 7 to 9 PM on June 28th and August 9th. Be there or be square!

Gary The Silent Clown

Time: 11:00 am
Place: Keene Recreation Center, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

A family favorite.

Make-It Take-It

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Micheals Craft Store, Keene, NH
Price: Free 

Ages: All

Madagascar rain stick and flag make-it and take-it.

What's special about today?
Labor Day became a federal holiday by an act of Congress, 1894
The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I, 1919
Paul Bunyan day

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