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Wed - Apr 01
7:30 PM
  KSC Percussion Ensemble
Keene - The KSC Percussion Ensemble will focus on groove for their Spring concert.
Location: Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene
Cost: $5-$10
Phone: (603) 358-2177
Fri - Apr 10
  Opening Reception for Icons of the Civil Rights Mo
Keene - Artist and exhibit creator Pamela Chatterton-Purdy is a special guest at the opening reception of the Historical Society's special exhibition Icons of the Civil Rights Movement, marking the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Keene resident and Martin Luther King supporter, Jonathan Daniels. This exhibit, which is only on view for one month, includes a piece of artwork celebrating the life of Daniels along with many other civil rights leaders during the struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s. Icons of the Civil Rights Movement is free and open to the public thanks to the support of the Jonathan Daniel s Committee. The exhibit will be on display from April 10-May 10, 2015, at the Historical Society of Cheshire County during normal business hours.
Location: Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-1895
Website: hsccnh.org
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Sat - Apr 11
  Watch & Discuss- Refugees of Shangri-La
Peterborough - In the shadow of Bhutan s lofty ideal of Gross National Happiness and its golden image as the Last Shangri-la hide 107,000 people of Nepalese ethnicity who fled a militaristic insurgency as their peaceful kingdom turned against them. With their villages burning behind them, men, women, children and grandparents fled, bewildered, never to return to the land they love. After twenty years living in bamboo huts and barbed wire parameters-making a nationless cage a place to raise children and bury parents, the Refugees of Shangri-la break a solution-less cycle and brave a new course, due west. The film follows a community on a journey into a strange new world, including one family to Manchester, NH, striving against daunting odds with hope, optimism and an enduring smile as they change not only their own lives, but ours. Following the film, audience members are invited to participate in a discussion with the film s director Doria Bramante and NH Bhutanese Community Organization President Tika Acharya at the Ma
Location: Peterborough Community Theatre, 6 School Street, P
Phone: (603) 352-1895
Website: hsccnh.org
Time: 11:00 am
Sun - Apr 12
2:30 PM
  Student Composers' Recital
Keene - The Keene State College Music Department presents a Student Composers Recital on Sunday, April 12, at 3:00pm. This recital will showcase student works in a variety of styles and ensembles, including both instrumental and vocal works. The recital will feature works written by Scott DeMeo, Daniel Fleischman, Sam Irvine, Aaron Taub, and Joseph Warren. Tickets can be purchased at the Redfern Box office for $5 students/$10 adults. For more information, please call 603.358.2168 or go to www.keene.edu/racbp.
Location: Keene State College, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH
Cost: $5-$10
Phone: (603) 358-2177
Wed - Apr 15
7:30 PM
  Guitar Orchestra
Keene - The Keene State College Music Department presents the Guitar Orchestra, Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30pm performing three pieces written for this new and exciting ensemble on. Austin Tango was composed by Roland Dyens, one of the guitar world s most beloved modern composer/performers; Concertino is an unusual concerto for two guitars with guitar orchestra featuring performers, sophomore Mark McCarthy and junior Christopher Wardlaw. A sonata by Baroque composer Johann Rosenmuller, will also be included in the program performed by a quartet of guitars. The program will end with Spring Symphony, one of Guest faculty conductor Frank Wallace s newest works. Written in October, 2014, Spring Symphony was commissioned by the New Hampshire Music Educators Association.
Location: Keene State College, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH
Cost: $5-$10
Phone: (603) 358-2177
Thu - Apr 16 -- Sat - Apr 18
  Monadnock International Film Festival
Keene - International Films & Filmmakers, After Parties, Educational Panels, engaging discussions and more! Join us for three days of movies and socializing in Keene, NH at The Colonial Theatre and Keene State College. Don't miss our Children & Families screening. VIP Pass - $95, Film Pass - $60, Individual Screening $12.
Location: Keene, NH
Cost: $VIP Pass - $95, Film Pass - $60, Individual Scree
Phone: (603) 757-3929
Website: www.moniff.org
Time: 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Sat - Apr 18
  Jonathan Daniels Walking Tour
Keene - On August 20, 1965, Jonathan Myrick Daniels was shot and killed by an off-duty deputy in Hayneville, Alabama, while saving the life of an African-American teenager Ruby Sales. Daniels was an Episcopalian pastor and civil rights activist who answered the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. s call for clergy to come south to assist him in his work in Selma, Alabama. In 1991, Daniels was made a martyr by the Episcopal Church, one of two Americans recognized as such to date. With several stops on this walking tour, beginning at the Historical Society of Cheshire County at 11:00 AM, the public is invited to celebrate Daniels life by revisiting the neighborhood and community which nurtured him in Keene, NH. This family-friendly tour is free and coincides with the Historical Society of Cheshire County s current exhibition Icons of the Civil Rights Movement.
Location: Historical Society of CheshireCounty, 246 Main St.
Phone: (603) 352-1895
Website: hsccnh.org
Time: 11:00 am
Sun - Apr 19
2:30 PM
  Chamber Singers and Keene Vocal Consort
Keene - The Keene State College Department of Music presents the Chamber Singers and Keene Vocal Consort for the performance entitled 'Imagination' on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the Redfern Arts Center Alumni Recital Hall. The pre-concert lecture will begin at 2:30pm followed by the 3:00pm performance. The concert will feature Haydn's 'Missa Sancti Nicolai' and songs from the Renaissance through modern eras. 20% of the concert proceeds will benefit RISE... for baby and family. Tickets can be purchased at the Redfern Box office for $5 students/$10 adults. For more information, please call 603.358.2168 or go to www.keene.edu/racbp
Location: Keene State College, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH
Cost: $5-$10
Phone: (603) 358-2177
Wed - Apr 22
  Watch & Discuss Rights & Reds, part of a Challeng
Keene - Rights & Reds documents the story of New Hampshire s Cold War investigation of subversive activities. Compelling, provocative, in some ways unbelievable, it did all happen right here. People were sent to jail for refusing to name names. Jobs were lost, phones were tapped, informers informed, but no communists were ever found plotting to over through the State House. Filmmaker John Gfroerer facilitates this documentary and discussion, which explores the story of a confrontation between people who thought they were protecting the Bill of Rights and people who thought the Bill of Rights should protect them. Most importantly, it is the story of people who had the courage to stand up for what they believed. Produced with the N.H. Bar Association and the N.H. Humanities Council. Recognized by the National Bar Association, this documentary prompted the New Hampshire Legislature to repeal the state s Subversive Activities Law. Rights & Reds is part of the Historical Society of Cheshire County s 2015 free film ser
Location: Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St
Phone: (603) 352-1895
Website: hsccnh.org
Time: 7:00 pm
Mon - Apr 27
  Member Meeting Presentation- Learning from Nature
Keene - Janet Altobello and Dori Drachman of the Harris Center will present a program on the Center s success in creating educational programs for youth and adults that connect cultural history with natural history and land conservation in the Monadnock region. Samples of student work related to history and land use will be displayed for this program. This free event is open to the public and is held at the Historical Society, 246 Main Street, Keene, NH at 7:00 PM. Educators are encouraged to attend. Learning from Nature is a preamble to the Historical Society of Cheshire County s upcoming juried art exhibition entitled Treasured Places, Protected Spaces.
Location: Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St., Keene
Phone: (603) 352-1895
Website: hsccnh.org
Time: 7:00 pm
Thu - May 07 -- Sat - May 09
  ACT Presents: The Play's The Thing!
Fri - May 08
  Used Book Sale
Keene - History lovers can expect to find hardcover books on topics such as history, biography, and antiques, and any lover of books should be able to find something there art books, architecture, cookbooks, travel, hardcover fiction, anything except mass market paperbacks or textbooks. In all, there will be about 3,000 titles including some high quality books that might be considered treasures. Most books will sell for $1.00 and the proceeds will support the Historical Society s programs to collect, preserve, and communicate the history of Cheshire County.
Location: Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St
Phone: (603) 352-1895
Website: hsccnh.org
Time: 10am-6pm
Sat - May 09
  Used Book Sale
Keene - History lovers can expect to find hardcover books on topics such as history, biography, and antiques, and any lover of books should be able to find something there art books, architecture, cookbooks, travel, hardcover fiction, anything except mass market paperbacks or textbooks. In all, there will be about 3,000 titles including some high quality books that might be considered treasures. Most books will sell for $1.00 and the proceeds will support the Historical Society s programs to collect, preserve, and communicate the history of Cheshire County.
Location: Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St, Keene
Phone: (603) 352-1895
Website: hsccnh.org
Wed - May 13
  Watch & Discuss Peyton Place
Keene - Almost 60 years before Fifty Shades of Grey, another story shocked and intrigued American readers and this one was set in New Hampshire. In 1955, Gilmanton s Grace Metalious published her novel Peyton Place depicting the secrets, sex and scandal of a fictional New Hampshire town. It soon became a best seller as well as a popular film and prime-time soap opera. Upon its release, many Lakes Region residents became outraged and some still hold a grudge today. Come see what all of the fuss was about on Wednesday, May 13th at 6:30pm at the Keene Public Library. This free film and discussion is facilitated by local filmmaker and film historian Larry Benaquist. Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Cheshire County and the Keene Public Library.
Location: Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene, NH
Phone: (603) 352-1895
Website: hsccnh.org
Time: 6:30 pm
Wed - May 20
  Heritage Plants Lecture- History of Apples and Cider
Keene - Author of Cider Hard and Sweet, Ben Watson will present a history of apples (and cider) in the US and focus on the importance of diversity and the popularization of heirloom apples for cider and dessert use including NH apples like Granite Beauty and Nodhead (Jewett's Red). This presentation will appeal to anyone who wants to enhance their 'apple literacy,' has an interest in local food and biodiversity, and wants to rediscover uncommon apples of distinction. This presentation is free and open to the public.
Location: Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St
Phone: (603) 352-1895
Website: hsccnh.org
Time: 7:00 pm
Sat - May 23
  2nd Annual Heritage Plants Sale
Keene - Today people are rediscovering heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables because they taste better and are better adapted to the region. At the Heritage Plants Sale the Historical Society will offer fruit tree seedlings, berry bushes, heirloom vegetable starts, herbs, elm tree and chestnut tree seedlings, native plants, and more. Anyone who is interested in gardening or landscaping with heritage plants should save the dates for the Heritage Plants Sale at the historic Wyman Tavern. Proceeds will benefit the programs of the Historical Society of Cheshire County.
Location: Wyman Tavern, 339 Main Street, Keene, NH
Phone: (603) 352-1895
Website: hsccnh.org
Time: 9am-5pm
Fri - May 29
  Opening Reception Treasured Places, Protected Spaces
Keene - From Hinsdale to Hillsborough and Walpole to Wilton, hundreds of tracts of land have been conserved in the Monadnock region so that the area s natural beauty will be preserved for the benefit of future generations. Celebrate the beauty of the Monadnock region s conservation spaces in this wonderful juried art show entitled Treasured Places, Protected Spaces. Artists will be on hand at the opening reception from 4-6pm to talk to the public. In honor of the exhibit, Electric Earth Orchestra of Peterborough will conduct a short program of works inspired by the region s wildest preserved lands. Nature-inspired works for flue, viola, and harp will be performed at 7pm. Treasured Places, Protected Spaces is a collaboration between regional artists, the Historical Society of Cheshire County, the Monadnock Conservancy, and other local and regional environmental groups. Proceeds from the sale of artwork goes to support the Historical Society of Cheshire County s mission to collect, preserve and communicate the hi
Location: Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St., Keene
Phone: (603) 352-1895
Website: hsccnh.org
Time: 4-7pm
Sat - Jun 27 -- Sun - Jun 28
  Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show
Gilsum - More than 65 rock and gem dealers from around the world offer crystals, fossils, meteorites, semi-precious stones, gemstone and wire-wrap jewelry, and rocks and minerals of all sorts. Displays range from newly found specimens in the rough to fossils, prized collector s pieces and hand crafted jewelry. This family event includes panning for minerals, a chicken barbeque, ham and bean dinner with homemade pies and more. The event takes place at the Gilsum Elementary School grounds, Route 10 in Gilsum, just north of Keene, NH, and is about 2 hours from Boston. Admission is free. Show hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sunday, rain or shine.
Location: 640 Route 10 North, Gilsum, NH 03448
Cost: $Free
Phone: (603) 357-9636
Website: www.gilsum.org
 

 

 

 

 
     
 

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