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There's always plenty of things to do here in New Hampshire's Monadnock Region. The list below contains a calendar of events that may be of interest to you. Scroll over the calendar to see events for a particular day, or click the arrow bars below them to find future events. And, if you know of an event that's not listed, please let us know here!

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Fri - Apr 24
6:30 PM
  The Listening Project for Ending War
Peterborough - The popular series facilitated by poet and counselor Becky Sakellariou continues. Admission is free and all are welcome. Participants share thoughts and listen to the stories of others a Meetings follow a gather in/speak out format as participants share thoughts, listen to others' stories, and expand understanding.
Location: 26 Main St.
Cost: Free
Phone: (603) 924-4555
Website: www.mariposamuseum.org
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!
Peterborough - ACTORS CIRCLE THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS SPRING OFFERING! THE PLAY S THE THING Actor s Circle Theatre's 2015 spring offering, P. G. Wodehouse's adaptation of Ferenc Molnar s 1920s hilarious comedy, The Play's The Thing, runs May 7-9, 2015, 7:30PM-all shows, on the Peterborough Players Main Stage. The Play's The Thing is about a lovely young starlet of the stage, Ilona (Clare Margand) caught in a flirtatious tete-a-tete with an aging actor, Almady (Scott Gardner), and how the situation is rectified, in order to protect her honor and the heart of her betrothed! Featuring many of the Monadnock region's grand thespians, the cast includes Peter Eisenstadter as the solver of all stage scandals, Turai; Bryan Hebert as the Count s rattled secretary, Mell; Michael Redmond as The Lackeys (that s right plural!), and three newcomers to ACT - Jonathan Flower as Mansky, Turai s lifelong pal and playwright collaborator; Chris Pratt as fastidious footman Dwornitschek; and Mason Amadeus as the addled-love-of-Ilona, Adam. Location: Peterborough Players Main Stage Cost: $15/General Admission; $12/Students&Seniors Phone: (603) 924-3876 Website: www.actorscircletheatre.org Time: 7:30PM
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 - May 30
  Out of the Woods: A Fairy Tale Ball and Fundraiser
Peterborough - Leave mud season behind, don your dancing clothes (or those of your favorite fairy tale character) and join us for a happily-ever-after benefit for the Mariposa's education programs. Great music, elegant eats, door prizes, and a silent auction are just the beginning of the story. (For adults).
Location: 26 Main St., Peterborough, NH
Cost: $50 per person
Phone: (603) 924-4555
Website: mariposamuseum.org
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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