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Wednesday, August 1st Events

New Exhibition at the Mariposa

Time: See website for museum hours
Place: Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH
Price: Admission fee
Ages: All

August 1st- October 31. Strokes of Electricity: The Visual Artworks and Lyrics of Woody Guthrie. This panel exhibition curated and designed by Steven Brower and Woody Guthrie's daughter Nora Guthrie, explores the life and times of the American folk musician and activist through his visual artwork and lyrics. It features 52 high quality reproductions of political cartoons, pen and ink illustrations, watercolors, children's art, and oil paintings representing various stages and developments in Guthrie's life as a visual artist, as well as a selection of lyrics as he original wrote them. With images and text drawn from the publication, Woody Guthrie Artworks, the Journals, Drawings, and Sketchbooks of an American Original (Rizzoli 2005), the exhibit unveils a previously unexplored aspect of this American folk icon.

Sunset- Moonrise Hike

Time: 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Meeting place is shared with registered participants
Price: Free
Ages: 12 and older

Spend an evening hiking to the sounds of crickets and katydids, spying late summer wildflowers or mushrooms, and scrambling up the rocks of Crag Mountain for beautiful views of the Sunset and Full Moon rise. Participants in moderated condition, able to walk three miles and comfortable with a small amount of rock scrambling on steep slopes will be a good fit for this hike. Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes that can get wet or muddy and bring a snack, water, and flashlight. Directions to hike meeting location will be shared with registered participants. Pre-registration required by calling 1-800-859-2960. Put on by Northfield Mountain Rec and Environmental Center in Northfield, MA.

A Movie, A Craft, And A Chat

Time: 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Auditorium, Keene, NH
Price: Free

Ages: PG rating


Watch a movie.  Make a craft.

An unusual Christmas present called a 'mogwai' is given to Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) by his dad with three basic rules for caring for the pet: never get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight. When Billy inadvertently breaks one of the rules, the consequences multiply at an alarming rate that builds to an explosively suspenseful climax.

Cheshire Fair

Time: All day
Place: Cheshire Fairgrounds, 247 Mondadnock Highway, Swanzey, NH
Price: See website for details
Ages: All

August 1st-August 5th. The Cheshire Fair is a one stop entertainment shop. There is fun for people of all ages and interests at every turn. The Fair attracts farming families from the surrounding areas, as well as people both young and old looking for some entertainment near the end of the long hot summer months. The Cheshire Fair promises fun for all and attracts thousands of visitors year after year. For information on special events visit the cheshirefair website. Website

Toe Jam Puppet Band

Time: 1:30 pm-2:00 pm
Place: Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St., Amherst, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

This year marks Toe Jam’s celebration of their 10-year anniversary.  With an ambitious performance schedule of more than 250 shows annually for most of the past decade, their zany, high-energy show is always in demand. The Massachusetts-based band exploded in popularity in 2002 after the release of their first CD, which was sponsored by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. For information on additional NH appearances go to website.

26th Annual Quilt Exhibition

Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Place: Billings Farm & Museum, Rt 12 and River Road, Woodstock, VT
Price: See website
Ages: All

Runs through September 23. This highly-anticipated juried exhibition of more than 50 quilts made exclusively in Windsor County celebrates 26 years of quilting excellence. Quilting demonstrations, programs, and activities for children and adults.

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.

Between the Covers Quilt Project

Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Weathersfield Proctor Library, 5181 Rt 5, Ascutney, VT
Price: Free
Ages: Kids under 16 bring an adult w/ you

Bring your sewing machine (if you have one) and learn how to make a wall hanging or crib sized quilt. This is an easy beginner project for all ages – kids under 16 please bring an adult with you.
Please call the Library at 802-674-2863 or email or stop by to sign up. There is a $5.00 materials fee.

Crab Full Moon Festival

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Hastings Parish House - Walpole Unitarian Church, Corner of Main and Union, Walpole, NH
Price: Contact for info
Ages: Contact for info

The River Valley Full Moon Meditation Group would like to invite the community to join us in celebrating the Crab Full Moon Festival. Each month at the time of the full moon, people who are concerned about the state of the world and humanity as a whole, gather to offer service by meditating using a scientific form of creative meditation. This form of meditation helps to step down the spiritual, and healing energies, available at this specific time for planetary redemption.

(Please note: This group recognises the new, corrected , star-based astrological calendar.)
Each full moon occurs during a certain zodiacal sign, that serves as a symbol for the energies available to humanity at that time. Each sign has a keynote, the keynote for the Crab being, “I build a lighted house, and therein dwell.” This keynote reminds us that to manifest as souls in our lives, and through our personality vehicles, we must prepare them and make them bodies of lighted substance.”

The Crab Full Moon Festival will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 1st, from 7-9 pm at the Hastings House, Walpole Unitarian Church, Corner of Main and Union Streets, Walpole, NH. 03608. Meditations are open to the public and operate on the principle of shared responsibility.
Please join us on the River Valley Full Moon Meditation Group Facebook page for news, interesting articles and information on scientific meditation, and why we meditate at the full moon. You may also email the group on FB or call (802) 536-5024 for more information.

96th Annual Fair

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Place: First Church of Jaffery, 14 Laban Ainsworth Way, Jaffrey, NH
Price: Free

Ages: Rated PG

Children's games plus a bazaar of treasures for shoppers, including antiques, books, art, white elephants, garden center, food. Website. 532-7979

Walking into the Sunset: An Evening Hike

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Squam Lake Natural Science Center, Holderness, NH
Price: $8 member/$10 non-member
Ages: 8+ (adult must accompany child)

Dusk is a busy time for animals. Join naturalist Jeremy Phillips for an evening hike up Rattlesnake Mountain to learn about adaptations of crepuscuar and nocturnal animals. In the waning daylight, you will try to hear, see, or find evidence of evening animals. As the full mon lights the way, you will long remember this walk. Website

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Jamaica Town Hall, 17 Pikes Falls Rd., Jamaica, VT
Price: Free
Ages: All

Introducing the first annual Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival, with concerts on August 1-3. The musicians include some of the best young instrumentallists in the country. All evening concerts will have pre-concert lectures (starting 1 hour prior to the event) and post-concert receptions. The festival also includes a composer-in-residence to run the pre-concert lectures and compose a piece for the entire group (violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute, clarinet, and horn), which will be performed for the first time at the Festival's concluding concert. All events (including the educational concert) take place in the Jamaica Town Hall on Main Street. Our artist-in-residence will have artwork displayed in the Town Hall throughout the week. Admission is free of charge, but donations are welcome.

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