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Thursday, July 26th Events

Theatre: Mauritius

Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook & Main Streets, West Chesterfield, NH
Price: Tickets on Thursdays are $12 (Students $6); Fridays $15 (Students $8) and Saturdays all tickets are $15
Ages: All

Stamp collecting doesn't seem like much of a subject for a play, but Theresa Rebeck's MAURITIUS brings out the best and worst in its characters, two half-sisters fighting over their recently deceased mother's stamp collection, and three men with shady backgrounds and motives who want to get it. The title Mauritius refers to an island off the coast of Africa from which a now highly collectible stamp, described as the 'crown jewel of philately', was issued in the age of Victoria. Directed by Sam Pilo and performed by Emily Seymour, Mark Ziter, Nick Bombicino, Bob Gruen and Abby Wicker. “MAURITIUS” plays on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings July 26 through August 8. Tickets on Thursdays are $12 (Students $6); Fridays $15 (Students $8) and Saturdays all tickets are $15. Reservations are strongly recommended. Curtain time is 7:30 for all performances. Call the Toll-Free Box Office at 877-666-1855 for phone reservations and seasonal information of performances, dates, ticket prices, directions to the Playhouse, to join the mailing and email lists and for contact information. All this information is also available on the Playhouse website,

Mystery Writing Camp

Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Kay Fox Room, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Grades 5-12

Learn about the perils and pleasures of plotting a mystery! Whether you're writing about wizards, robots, students, or vampires, every good story starts with a mystery. This interactive workshop will help young writers to develop their own mystery writing skills. You'll learn and practice planting clues and how to develop plot, characters, and setting.
This three-part workshop series is for young people entering grades 5 through 12 only!
You can use this workshop as preparation for our OWN THE NIGHT Mystery Writing Contest. Entries will be due on Friday August 10. Stay tuned for contest details!
The workshop series takes place on Wednesday July 25, Thursday July 26, and Friday July 27.
Open Play: Games @ Your Library

Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Heberton Hall, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Repeats weekly. Open Play is just that. It is all gaming!  And, gaming of any kind; whether it is board games, card games, video games, big games, role-playing games, or any other kind of game you can imagine, we'll play it.  Each week, we'll provide a different variety of games for you to play; we welcome you to bring in your own games to share with the group.  Throughout the series, we will have a number of gaming tournaments, so keep your eyes peeled and your ears open, because you might be our next grand champion gamer!

Summer Tango

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

Repeats weekly. Come out to the library and learn the Argentine Tango with local instructor Judith Schwartz.
In this series, students will be introduced to basic concepts of Argentine Tango, including posture & alignment, techniques of walking, lead & follow, connection and partnership, fundamental tango vocabulary, improvisation, history of the dance and music, and social dance etiquette here and abroad.
Each week, the combined class and practice sessions will focus on introducing and reviewing fundamental skills such as 'lead and follow,” connecting to your partner and to the music, navigating on the dance floor, and building vocabulary for your own personal 'tango conversation.'  There will be additional practice time for all dancers at the end of the evening.
No experience in any dance form is necessary for beginners, and no partner is needed.  Come alone, or bring your friends. Please wear comfortable clothes and clean dance shoes or heavy socks for easy pivoting on the floor.
Each evening will be structured wtih warm ups, a lesson, and practice.
6:30 warm up
7:00 - 8:30 lesson
8:30 - 9:00 practice

Keene Painting Group

Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Heberton Hall, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Repeats weekly. For many decades, artists living in New England have come together in small social groups to paint and enjoy the art world. The level of ability is wide ranging and includes virtually all media, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels and more. The painting groups generally paint together in church basements, Town Halls, and lodge halls throughout the rural communities. The groups vary in size and an average group size might be about twenty artists with seven to twelve artists painting together on a given day. Some group members are just starting out but others have been painting for decades. Some are self-taught and some have a formal art education. 
There is no formal instruction at group meetings. Artists simply learn from one another by observing and asking questions when they see something that interests them.

Adventures in the Woods

Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Place: Amoskeag Fishways, Manchester, NH

Price: $8 per program/$20 for all three 
Ages: 5-6

Kids will discover forest treasures, build forts and play games at a nearby forest preserve.  (Requires adult transportation, a 5 minute drive from the Fishways)

Manchester: The Amoskeag Fishways presents three days of morning programs for ages 5-6.  Please bring a snack and come prepared to be outdoors.  Cost: $8 per program/ $20 for all three.  Advance registration with payment required.  Call 626-3474 for more information.

Squam Lakes Science Center @ Library

Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Fitzwilliam Town Library, Fitzwilliam, NH
Price: Free

Ages: All

Website. Contact Fitzwilliam Town Library for more info: (603) 585-6503.  

Old-Time Children's Games in the Garden

Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Horatio Colony House, 199 Main St., Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Rolling Hoops, Game of Graces, Jaxs, Marbles! Enjoy the merriment of these old fashioned games – an excellent family program.
July 12 & 26, 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Family Movie Night

Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Weathersfield Proctor Library, 5181 Rt 5, Ascutney, VT
Price: Free

Ages: All

Everyone put on their pjs and bring a bowl for popcorn on Family Movie Night! This movie features Soren, a young owl, who falls into the clutches of the evil Pure Ones and must set out to find the legendary owl guardians – his only hope of saving the owl kingdoms.

Dean Murder, 1918

Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Rd., Rindge, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Older

The story of the unsolved Jaffrey mystery with author Jack Coey.  
Call for more info: 899-3300  

Shadows in the Night

Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Jaffrey Public Library, Jaffrey, NH
Price: Free
Ages: 4+

Presented by the Mariposa Museum.  Learn about shadow puppets and make one of your own.  Registration is required and starts on June 21.

Lucky Bob

Time: 11:00 am
Place: Rec Center, Washington st., Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Lucky Bob at the Rec Center in Keene.

Michaels Craft Camp

Time: 9:30 am-11:00 am AND 11:15 am-12:45 pm
Place: Micheals Craft Store, 7 Ash Brook Rd., Keene, NH
Price: $5
Ages: n/a

A place where kids can come to complete fun, creative arts and craft activities. Two sessions for different age groups. Sign your child up for the day, or sign up for a weeklong series. Register early. Space is limited. 603-357-7101

Passport to Imagination 

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: Micheals Craft Store, 7 Ash Brook Rd., Keene, NH
Price: Free

Ages: 4+ 

Morocco flamingo key chain and flag. Come anytime in the hours above. 603-357-7101

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