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Friday, July 20th Events

Astronomy Conjunction

Time: See website
Place: See website
Price: See website
Ages: 12+

Northfield Mountain will host the 30th Annual Connecticut River Valley Astronomer's Conjunction. Enjoy the camaraderie of amateur astronomers learning and observing together at Northfield Mountain. Held during the dark of the moon, the weekend will be jam-packed full of slide presentations, talks, and Friday and Saturday night sky viewing through telescopes of all shapes and sizes. Check out the conjunction website at: Registration forms available from Richard Sanderson at RSanderson@ or by writing Jack Megas, Astronomy Conjunction, 311 Surrey Road, Springfield, MA 01118.

Seussical Jr.

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, NH
Price: $10

Ages: All

In this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big  imagination--Jojo. “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think” captures the show’s spirit of imagination, as the colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.
Recommended for All Ages.
More info 

Friday Family Flicks

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

Little Nemo

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.

Play: 71st Revival of "The Old Homestead"

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: 624 Old Homestead Highway, Rt 32, Swanzey, NH
Price: $8
Ages: Website for more info

"The Old Homestead" is a play written by a former Swanzey resident Denman Thompson. It is drawn from memories of his youth in Swanzey, NH, in the mid-1800s. This comical play tells the story of Uncle Josh, an unsophisticated Swanzey citizen, who travels to New York City in search of his son. Ticket prices are $8 per person. For more information please visit the Old Homestead website.


Time: 8:00 am-11:00 pm
Place: SolarFest, 12 McNamara Rd., Tinmouth, VT
Price: $15 day/ Children 14 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult.
Ages: All

The Northeast’s premier renewable energy and arts festival — a three-day, family-friendly festival that combines world-class entertainment with not-to-be-missed workshops in renewable energy, sustainability and community engagement.

SolarFest blends art, education, and outreach to inspire conservation, promote renewable energy, and support sustainable communities.

We raise more than a few eyebrows when we explain how our entire weekend festival, including the sound and lights on our main stage, runs on renewable energy, primarily solar with a bit of wind in the mix.

We combine superb family entertainment with presentations by some of the region’s most knowledgeable Renewable Energy experts. We thicken the mix with how-to and hands-on workshops on green building, sustainable agriculture and thriving locally. We even offer a track of workshops designed especially for young people, entitled The Solar Generation. We offer a special children’s activity area (Kids Korner), and a wide variety of food, craft, renewable energy and sustainable living vendors.

Our featured performers represent a far-ranging spectrum of styles and traditions from around the world. We provide plenty of space throughout the weekend for serendipitous encounters, conversation, dancing, hiking, camping, relaxation, and an overall celebration of our planet’s beauty.

Gates open on Friday at Noon, Saturday and Sunday at 8am. Gates close at 8pm on Friday and Saturday. The show ends at 10pm on Friday, 11pm on Saturday and 7pm on Sunday.
Full Weekend Pass $39
Early Bird Weekend Pass $35
Any Day Pass $15
Children 14 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult.

Get Thee to the Funnery: Jr Shakespeare Presents "Twelfth Night"

Time: 11:00 am
Place: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT
Price: Free

Ages: All

Fri 7/20 @ 5pm; Sat 7/21 @ 11am. Audiences will be engaged, with mouths wide open as they watch our junior company bravely and boldly tackle Shakespeare’s fantastic language, plots and puns. Twelfth Night is a wonderful play about love, loss, bullying, cross dressing, and belching.
Tickets: FREE
Box Office: 802-246-NEYT (6398) ext 103

Revolutionary War For Kids

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

Ages: All (8 or younger accompanied by an adult)

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

Contra Dance + Vegetarian Dinner

Time: 6:00 pm-10:30 pm
Place: Masonic Lodge, 30 Pleasant St., Woodstock, VT
Price: $8 (dinner included), children/teens free
Ages: All

Creating a community of dancers – all welcome! Delicious vegetarian dinner runs 5:30-7:45, included in dance price.
Featuring Delia Clark leading with music by Old Sam Peabody: Gayle Giovanna (flute), Geoff Dates (guitar), Katy Botsford (fiddle), Peter Collier (keyboard), Steve Hoffman (fiddle), Suzanne Long (cello and fiddle) and Tim Traver (accordion and mandolin).
6:00-7:30 Family Dance; 8-10:30 Contra
$8 (dinner included), children/teens free
For more information, phone (802) 457-2075; or email; or see

Air National Guard 'Rise to the Challenge' Tour

Time: 5:00 pm-11:00 pm
Place: Grimes Field, Preston St., Hillsborough, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Older

The Air National Guard "Rise to the Challenge" Tour will be at the Hillsborough Balloon Festival. The free skills-driven experience provides the general public an opportunity to participate in simulated missions designed to demonstrate the real-life roles of Air Guard men and women. The tour features five interactive challenges; each highlighting skills associated with an Air Guard career field. Through these gaming challenges, visitors can learn more about the role of the Air National Guard, as well as identify opportunities that will help them achieve their educational and career goals. New to this year's tour is the Grateful States initiative. Grateful States encourages participants to conclude their tour experience by entering a video booth to record a personal message of thanks for those men and women of the Air National Guard currently serving our country at home and abroad. People can also contribute video messages to the initiative online by visiting
Cassie Sullivan
312-228-0800 x 1746

Friends of Nature Potluck

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, Brattleboro, VT
Price: Call for info

Ages: All

Gather around the table in Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center's courtyard for a meal with fellow friends of nature. The meal will be followed by an evening amble on BEEC’s hilltop trails, with music provided by field crickets and thrushes.
Please RSVP at or by calling 257-5785

Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale"

Time: 7:30 pm
Place: New England College, 98 Bridge St., Henniker, NH
Price: $12
Ages: n/a

Open Door Theatre. In the Mainstage Theatre, Science Building. Phone: 428-2382

YMCA Teen Overnight Event 

Time: 8:30 pm-6:00 am
Place: Keene YMCA, Keene, NH
Price: $25 members/$35 non-members
Ages: 6th-8th grades

"The Quest" is a full overnight event for 6th-8th graders where participants will learn team-building and problem solving skills while spending a fun-filled night in the Y. Activities include: Team scavenger hunt, Midnight snacks and breakfast, Open gym, open swim, open climbing, Midnight dodgeball, Movie in the gym. 

Make It & Take It

Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Place: Micheals Craft Store, Keene, NH
Price: Free with purchase of 2' clay pot
Ages: 3+

Ladybug clay pot critter. Come anytime between hours above.

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