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Friday, August 10th Events

Vermont Jazz Center 37th Annual Summer Workshop Student Concert

Time: 3:30 pm-11:00 pm
Place:Michael S. Currier Center at The Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Rd Putney VT
Price: $5 donation
Ages: All

Showcase of faculty-coached student ensembles with numerous vocalists and several piano trios.This concert will be divided into two sections, the first will start at 330 pm and second show will resume at 8 pm after a dinner break. For the student concert, a $5 donation is suggested. Website 

The Ugly Duckling Play

Time: 6:30 pm-7:15 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Heberton Hall, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

This beloved story by Hans Christian Anderson is about a misfit 'duckling,' who after being picked on by his siblings for his size and awkwardness goes out into the wide world in search of acceptance. Using puppetry and creative visual sets, Vermont's PuppeTree offers a re-telling of this classic fairytale.  This adaptation, created through a partnership with the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences,  integrates science, the ecology of birds and their relationship to the audience, and performing arts. Unique handmade puppets and humor combine for a show that appeals to children of ages four and up, and their grown-ups, too.

Puppet Workshop for Educators

Time: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Kay Fox Room, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Educators

Get motivated, gain confidence, and learn techniques for using puppets to help in your classroom or center. Puppets are powerful teaching and learning tools. They nurture creative thinking, stretch the imagination, strengthen a love of language, and motivate even the most reluctant reader.

Friday Family Flicks

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


In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey, Abu, battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine. Aladdin's life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes. Through his adventures, Aladdin proves that he is a prince where it truly matter most - on the inside. 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.
  Working with Wool
Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pmPlace: The Wyman Tavern, 339 Main St., Keene, NH
Price: $5
Ages: All

Learn how to spin, weave wool on a loom, and to make crafts.

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.

A Night of Dance, Theatre and Drumming

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Bellows Falls Opera House, Bellows Falls, VT
Price: Sliding fee scale donation of $10-$20 each.
Ages: All

Making their third trip to Bellows Falls, the Sankofa Dance Theater of Baltimore, Maryland will present an unforgettable evening of African dance, storytelling, and drumming on Friday, August 10 at 7:00 P.M. at the historic Bellows Falls Opera House. Together with The Orchard School community of East Alstead, New Hampshire, the Sankofa troupe brings to life a West African folktale, complete with the heartbeat of the drum, choreographed dance, costumes and scenery – all created by Orchard School campers in a week-long immersion experience led by Sankofa. The camp performance will be followed by a striking and culturally steeped performance by the Sankofa Dance and Drum Theatre rich with spirited storytelling, powerful drumming and amazing dancing.

Tickets can be purchased by calling The Orchard School office, or the night of the event beginning at 6:15. They are a sliding fee scale donation of $10-$20 each. 
For those who would like an opportunity to share in the exhilarating experience of African dance and music, Sankofa will also offer two evenings of classes open to the public. On Tuesday, August 7 and Thursday, August 8, dance and drum classes will be held in the Great Room at The Orchard School, 114 Old Settler's Road in East Alstead, New Hampshire. Dance class runs from 7:00 to 8:00 on both evenings, and the drum session follows from 8:15 to 9:15. The fee is $12 person, per class. No experience necessary.

For more information about Sankofa Dance Theater and the kind of performance that one reviewer called a “must-see experience of African cultural depth,” visit their web sites, or
This benefit event is underwritten by Applied Bolting Technology

For more information about the performance, or classes, or to reserve tickets, call 603-835-2495.

Theatre: Moby Dick

Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Andy's Summer Playhouse, 582 Isaac Frye Hwy Wilton, NH

Price: Adults $14/Children $7
Ages: All

August 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18. Pip falls into the sea. He got scared. He’s a little boy. The cabin boy. No one listens to him. He’s in the sea. For too long. They pull him up. Now he
can tell you your future. They say he’s crazy. He’s just a little boy. But Ahab thinks. He might speak the truth. Maybe the youth should be listened to.

Andy’s takes on Melville’s epic story of man vs. nature as told through the eyes of one of it’s lesser known characters. Website

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

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