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Friday, August 3rd Events

Mariposa First Friday

Time: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

7PM: Documentary Film "Hard Travelin" directed by Jim Brown and starring Arlo Guthrie. Woody Guthrie wrote and sang more than 1,000 songs mixing blues, country, and social consciousness. His career inspired Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, and a host of other folk luminaries who pay tribute to Woody in this revealing program, which traces Guthrie's life through the eyes of his son Arlo.Woodrow Wilson Guthrie's life was truly Hard Travelin', but he lived it to the fullest and his songs remain a gift to the world. 6-7PM Reception for New Exhibit: "This World is Your World: Woody Guthrie and the Art of Change." 5-6PM KidCraft: Hand puppets.

From Whirligigs to Water Scorpions; Exploring Life in a Pond

Time: 10:00 am-Noon
Place: Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, Northfield, MA
Price: Free
Ages: 5 and older

Our pond is teeming with intriguing insects, tadpoles, salamanders and even cyclops! Join us on this family adventure exploring life in a pond. Using nets, magnifiers, field guides and games we’ll immerse ourselves (not literally!) in the world of a pond. This rich community of creatures will inspire a childlike enthusiasm in all ages. The program will take place both inside and out. Please wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet or dirty. Our scenic, shady picnic facilities make a great spot for lunch after the program! Pre-registration required by calling 1-800-859-2960 

Friday Family Flicks

Time: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Auditorium, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Pee Wee's Big Adventure

Pee Wee heads for the Alamo after a psychic tells him that’s where he’ll find his beloved stolen bike. He hitches a ride with Large Marge, the ghost of a trucker who met a grisly demise, and dances to 'Tequila' to save himself from certain death and dismemberment in a biker bar full of 'Satan’s Helpers' along the way. But Pee Wee’s bike isn’t at the Alamo and he journeys home to discover that his bike was right under his nose. Rated PG.

Friday Crafts

Time: 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Youth Dept., Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Repeats weekly. This summer, stop by the Youth Department anytime on Fridays for a free drop-in craft activity.  If you sign up below, you can receive an email reminder regarding this activity.

2012 Nationwide Teen Library Lock-In

Time: 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Kay Fox Room, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Teens

Come to the library for a teen summer afterhours lock in.  To go with our theme of Own the Night there will be a number of spooky and fun activities to do including Freaky Frankentoys, online scavenger hunts, library mini golf, and zombie makeup to zombify yourself.  You will also get the chance to meet teens from libraries around the country either through Skype or a PowerPoint.   

Magic Show with Norman Ng

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Hancock Town Library, Hancock, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

The Norman Magic show features original music, audience participation and hilarious comedic situation. The show features never before seen magic, you won’t see a show like it anywhere else. All ages welcome.
Mountain Treats Ice Cream will be available after the show….YUM! Website

Revolutionary War For Kids

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Wyman Tavern, 339 Main St., Keene, NH
Price: $5
Ages: All

Learn and participate in what children did to help run a tavern during the war and taught by other children.
Friday Afternoon at the Tavern is a series of summer programs for children and families to participate in an activity, game, or craft that was part of life when the Wyman Family ran a Tavern in Keene. Friday Afternoon at the Tavern is from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. during July and August, with no reservations required. Children ages 8 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost for each Friday Afternoon at the Tavern is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family. For further information, please contact HSCC at 603-352-1895 or by email at

Jungle Book KIDS

Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Place: The Amato Center for Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford, NH
Price: $5 children/$10 adults
Ages: All

Come enjoy Youtheatre Inc.'s production of “The Jungle Book KIDS” this August! This classic Disney movie is brought to the stage as the jungle sings and tells the story of little Mowgli, the orphan boy who has to leave the jungle before Shere Kahn, the tiger, can get him! Audiences of all ages will be ready to sing and dance along to songs like “I Wanna Be Like You” and “The Bare Necessities”. The performances will be at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts at the Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley in Milford, August 3rd at 7:00pm and August 4th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors, and can be purchased at the door.

Tanabata Obon - Double Japanese Festival

Time: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Plaza Park, the park downtown at the foot of Main St., between the Co-Op and the Museum, junction of Rtes 5, 119 and 142, Brattleboro, VT
Price: Free
Ages: All

Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents Brattleboro's Tanabata-Obon Festival 2012 during August Gallery Walk downtown.

* Obon is a celebration of ancestors and reconnection with Spirits.
* Tanabata is a star festival for communities to make wishes for the future (happening each year when the paths of two of the brightest stars, Vega and Altair, meet in the sky).
* Join us and walk a lantern-lit path to the Table of Remembrance.
* Celebrate a Japanese Tradition, the double festivals of summer in a single evening observance during downtown Brattleboro's Gallery Walk.
* A free event for all ages, all welcome to celebrate ancestors and make wishes for the future
* Donations for ACCVT, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational agency (, are appreciated to help defray the cost of event coordination and space rental.
* Directions to event: I-91 Exit 1, then north on Route 5 towards downtown, in the little park at the foot of Main Street, between the Food Co-op and the Museum at the junction of routes 5, 119 and 142. Parking is on and near Main Street and at 28 Vernon Street, the lot of Marlboro Grad Center.
* For further information, contact ACCVT Executive Director Adam Silver at (802) 579-9088.
* Thanks to ACCVT Board Trustees Yasuko Parmenter and Michelle Mahin for coordinating this event.

Chris Petrak More Tails of Birding

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Everyone's Books, 25 Elliot st, Brattleboro, VT
Price: Free
Ages: All

Local author Chris Petrak discusses and signs his new book 'More Tails of Birding' on Friday, Augst 3rd at 6pm. If you don't already, keep an eye out for his columns in the Brattleboro Reformer - absolutely wonderful!

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