Arts & Living

Francestown: Labor of love

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Making something out of nothing. That’s essentially what art is. For fine craftworkers like Terry Miller of Jaffrey or Pat Thalhauser of Francestown, it is the essence of what they do — and the best part. Miller and Thalhauser are among 30 craftsmen and women and fine artists who will be featured this weekend during Francestown’s annual Labor Day festivities. … 0

MacDowell Downtown: Jazz composer, pianist Frank Carlberg presents Friday

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Music found among his father’s records eventually inspired Frank Carlberg to move from his native Finland to America where he could immerse himself in the … 0

Backyard birder: Nighthawks and broadwings crowd the skies

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I enjoy learning the vocabulary that comes when you delve into a subject, birds included. I’d thought “gregarious” referred to chatty, social people. I have … 0

Leadership program accepts applications

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2015/2016 Leadership Monadnock program. The application deadline is Sept. 18. The program, established in 1997 and facilitated by Susan Newcomer, develops community leaders by expanding participants’ knowledge of the obstacles, opportunities and issues facing the Monadnock region. … 0

Jaffrey / Rindge: Churches fill summer food gap

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Church-led Got Lunch summer program fed 120 children … 0

Antrim: Parenting your grandkids?

Friday, August 28, 2015

If you are parenting your grandchildren, you are not alone. “Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren” meets monthly and is free. Grapevine parenting educator Carol Lunan and River Center parenting educator Wendy Hill co-facilitate discussions on topics of interest to participants. Guest speakers are invited to lead discussions in their area … 0

Antrim: Grapevine programs for teens

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Grapevine, a nonprofit family and community resource center, runs the following programs for school-age children, youth and teens. Grapevine after-school programs are held on the Antrim schools campus. The programs operate on school days, with a before-school program from 6:45 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. and after school … 0

Peterborough: Jerry Wile featured at Open Stage Friday

Monday, August 31, 2015

Jerry Wile will be the featured performer at the First Friday Parish Hall Open Stage held at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Friday. Wile will be performing and singing traditional songs and an occasional tune he has written. … 0

Peterborough: Reception at Town House for new exhibit

Monday, August 31, 2015

A wine and cheese reception will be held on Friday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., for the opening of a photography exhibit at the Peterborough Town House. “Natural History of the Monadnock Region” is an exhibit of photographs … 0

Peterborough: Learn about geocaching at PTL

Monday, August 31, 2015

More than 40 treasures called geocaches are hidden within the boundaries of the town of Peterborough. An introduction to geocaching will be offered at the Peterborough Town Library on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. to show people how to find them. Geocaching is a fun family activity to search … 0

Keene: Art in the Park Saturday

Monday, August 31, 2015

The 58th Art in the Park sponsored by the Monadnock Area Artists’ Association will be held at the Ashuelot River Park on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is family friendly and for serious art collectors with 80-plus booths in many media including … 0

Rindge: Southern gospel group in free concert

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Kempters, a southern gospel group from Alabama, will be offering a free live performance at the West Rindge United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. The concert will offer bluegrass, Appalachian, traditional and contemporary gospel from this family group from Slapout, Alabama. Each Kempter … 0

Dublin: Two artists exhibiting at Community Center

Monday, August 31, 2015

Two Dublin artists will be showing their paintings at the Dublin Community Center during the month of September. Suzan Macy and Stevee Greeff, both oil painters who focus largely on landscapes, have a lifelong involvement in art. Greeff … 0