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Sunday, July 15th Events

Destiny Africa Children's Concert

Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Monadnock Full Gospel Church, 457 Middle Winchendon Rd., Rindge, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

These children travel to us from the Kampala Children's Centre in Uganda. The performance will include singing, dancing and stories of hope and the transformation of lives! There will also be an opportunity to donate. A selection of African crafts and other merchandise will be available priced from $2 to $20. All money raised will go directly to further the work of the Children's Centre and towards the goal of transforming 1000 lives!!

New England Contra Dance Music Celebration

Time: 11:00 am
Place: Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main St., Peterborough, NH
Price: Free

Ages: All

The Lyceum welcomes you to a musical program honoring New England legend Bob McQuillen, patriarch of the longstanding tradition of New England Contra Dance music. After a short historical overview of the importance of this music to our region, we will be treated to a concert of contra dance music from past to present featuring Bob and his band, Old New England, with Jane Orzechowski, Deanna Stiles and some fabulous surprise guests.

Bob is a living legend who has been instrumental in keeping contra dancers on their toes in the Monadnock area for decades. In 2003, he received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. These days, at 88, he is still found at the piano Monday evenings in Nelson and at the first Saturdays Contra Dance here in Peterborough.

Read more about this remarkable music man on our website.  And be sure to mark your calendar and come early to this wonderful hour of music.

Narrator Gordon Peery has been playing for contra dances since the late 1970s. He has toured throughout the US, as well as Canada and Europe. Gordon was a founding director of the Monadnock Folklore Society, and is currently President of the Peterborough Historical Society.


National Ice Cream & Bike for Bovines

Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Place: Stonewall Farm, 242 Chesterfield Rd., Keene, NH

Ages: All

Stonewall Farm celebrates National Ice Cream Day with our own ice cream, made here on the farm with milk from our organic dairy herd. PLUS the annual Bike for Bovines mountain bike race!

We’ll be offering tours of the Dairy Barn and the pasteurizer plant where the ice cream is made. National Ice Cream Day was established in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan. Who doesn’t love ice cream? No Admission fee, ice cream will be for sale. 

Bike for Bovines is an annual mountain bike race held on the trails of Stonewall Farm that helps to support our mission. The race is organized by Root 66. Registration and more details are available at
Registration for the Bike for Bovines starts at 8:30am.  The kids race (free and open to kids age 12 and under) is at 11:00am.  Helmets are required.

Eric Stanway Signs His Book "Madame Sherri"

Time: 2:00 pm
Place: The Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Take a walk through West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, and you will discover, deep in the woods, the crumbling remains of Madame Sherri’s castle. Theatrical, eccentric and flamboyant, Madame scandalized the locals for years, before succumbing to poverty. Here, illustrated with a smorgasbord of illustrations and photographs, is the diva’s full story, told here for the first time. Stop by and get your copy of Eric Stanway's Madame Sherri signed on Sunday, July 15, at 2:00 p.m. 
Eric Stanway has illustrated a number of adaptations of classic horror stories by Ambrose Bierce, Robert Louis Stevenson and Charles Dickens. In addition to his books, History on a Plate and The Old Rindge House, Stanway is notable for his adaptation of Night of the Living Dead, followed by his collaboration with Clive Barker, Night of the Living Dead: London. He also writes a history/food column for the Nashua Telegraph, entitled “A Taste of History.” He lives in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire with his significant other, an extended family, and one big black cat.

Sand Castle Competition

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

Bring your own equipment. Meet at the office. Phone 603-924-3431

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