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Saturday, August 4th Events

Saturday Stories & More

Time: 10:00 am-10:30 am
Place: Keene Public Library, Youth Program Room, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Repeats Weekly. This drop-in storytime takes place each Saturday that the library is open. The storytime will include stories, songs, finger plays, and sometimes simple crafts. The storytime is appropriate for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers. 
This is a drop in program. You are not required to sign up.

The Chicken and the Egg

Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, VT
Price: See website
Ages: All

We’ll feature a variety of breeds of chickens to see their similarities and differences, plus baby chicks. Fun facts about chickens and eggs, plus the egg toss and games.

Explore one of the finest operating dairy farms in America and a museum of Vermont’s rural past – your gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage. Billings Farm features many aspects of farm work, including care of the Jersey cows and other livestock, milking of the herd, crop rotation, and feed production.

Get to know our Jerseys, sheep, horses, oxen, and chickens through interactive programs and activities. Explore the barns and calf nursery and watch the afternoon milking of the herd. Visitors will experience a first-hand sampling of actual farm work, animals, and agricultural processes. The authentically restored 1890 Farm House, the center of the farm and forestry operation a century ago – features the farm manager’s office, family living quarters – and creamery, where butter was produced for market. Interactive programs in the farmhouse for visitors and students interpret 19th century agricultural improvement, butter production, and domestic life. Engaging exhibits housed in 19th century barns depict the annual cycle of rural life and work, as well as the cultural values of Vermont farm families a century ago.

Strategy Games

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Village Square Booksellers, 32 The Square, Bellows Falls, VT
Price: Free
Ages: Older

Every 1st Saturday. Duels for Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Magic The Gathering.
Village Square Booksellers sells decks and boosters as well as Dungeons and Dragons books.

5th Anniversary Shakespeare in the Park - The Tempest

Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Place: Depot Square Park, School St., Peterborough, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

August 4,5,11,12. ACTORS' CIRCLE THEATRE PRESENTS: 5TH ANNIVERSARY SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK-THE TEMPEST! William Shakespeare comes alive as returning director, Chris McCartie, offers us the Bard's shipwrecked magician, two young lovers, a puppy-headed monster, two buffoons and a prankish spirit!

August 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2012 ALL SHOWS 5PM FREE TO THE PUBLIC! (FREE CONCESSIONS! Donations to ACT are accepted and are 100% tax deductible. Rain location: Peterborough Historical Society, 19 Grove Street). Produced by Rob Koch Sponsored by The Sanderson Family Foundation. Website

Jeff Cleghorn Teaches Puzzlers About BabelDoKu

Time: 2:00 pm
Place: The Toadstool Bookshop, 614 Nashua St., Milford, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

BabelDoKu puzzles match the fun of Sudoku for all age levels with the challenge of finding hidden words. JEFF will be here to give us a tutorial on how the game is played and be available to sign copies of the first book of his puzzles.
JEFF CLEGHORN lives in Brookline, NH and credits his children with being the inspiration behind the creation of BabelDoKu puzzles.


Time: Noon-3:00 pm
Place: Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, 1 Main St., Jaffrey, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

New backpacks with school supplies and haircuts for grade-school children. Bouncy house, climbing wall, caricature artist, live music, food. 532-6556

St. Judes Walk -a- Thon

Time: 8:00 am
Place: Peterborough Recreation Department, 64 Union St., Peterborough, NH

Price: $10 adults/$5 under 12
Ages: All

Adams Park. 9 a.m., 2-miles walk-a-thon begins. Snacks, raffles and more. Proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To pre-register: Patricia Estes, 831-4691. 

Dam Tour

Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Edward MacDowell Lake, 75 Wilder St., Peterborough, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Meet at the office. 924-3431  

Contra Dance

Time: 8:00 pm-11:00 pm
Place: n/a
Price: n/a
Ages: All

Special Contra Dance in Fitzwilliam NH. Tod Whittemore with the Sugar River Band (Jane Orzechowski on fiddle, accompanied by many young Orzechowskis) 8 PM – 11 PM. Website

Holding Things Down Exhibit

Time: 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Place: Horatio Colony, 199 Main st., Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

August 4th-October 14th. Glass Paper Weights & Door Stops An exhibit of the museum’s collection of 19 century glass paper weights and early 20th century cast iron doorstops.
Open Wed. through Sun. - 11:00 to 4:00.  

Chocolate Party

Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Vilas Pool, Rt. 123A, Alstead, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Join us for a chocolate tasting party. We will sample a variety of chocolate, dip fruit, and make chocolate candies. 

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