Arts & Living

Peterborough: NHIA merger talk on hold, for now

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The N.H. Institute of Art, which absorbed the Sharon Arts Center in 2012, announced a week ago that lackluster enrollment has put the college in a financial hole, and it is speaking with Southern New Hampshire University in Hookset about merging with them. The Sharon Arts Center, meanwhile, has received assurances from NHIA’s acting president, Rick Strawbridge, that little will … 0

Backyard Birder: Hawkwatch season is here

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It’s hard to believe that September is at the door, and with it so many associations. Back to school, of course. Everyone, no matter the … 0

Keene: Tour explores the art of the White Mountains, Sept. 11

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Historical Society of Cheshire County will offer a full-day field trip on Sept. 11 for people who are interested in the art of the … 0

Mason: Dead-themed show Saturday

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Garcia Project will play a free concert at Marty’s Driving Range on Saturday with Acoustically Speaking opening the show at 7 p.m. The Garcia Project is a New England tribute band to The Jerry Garcia Band, covering the wide variety of music that the Jerry Garcia Band … 0

Peterborough: Contra dance returns to the Town House

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The first Saturday contra dance will return to the Peterborough Town House on Saturday, Sept. 6., with Dave Eisenstadter calling. Eisenstadter learned to call dances at the Nelson contra dance and now performs around New England. He is a journalist who began his career writing for the Monadnock … 0

new Boston: Furniture artist hosts open house, studio tour

Monday, August 25, 2014

An open house and studio will be hosted by Jon Brooks and Jami Boyle at 73 and 81 Pine Rd. on Sept. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. Their home is an unusual sculptural architectural style with gardens, … 0

Peterborough: Auditions for youth choirs

Monday, August 25, 2014

Auditions for Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church from Sept. 4 through Sept. 6 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Audition times can be reserved for the Skylarks, ages 5-7; Trebles, grades 2-4; Choristers, grades 5-8; or Cecilia Ensemble, girls grades 9-12. … 0

Antrim: Antrim Players seek actors for Saturday one-act auditions

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Antrim Players will be holding auditions for two one-act comedies, “The White Liars” and “Black Comedy,” at the Antrim Town Hall on Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. “The White Liars” depicts a fateful encounter between a down-and-out fortuneteller, a rock musician and his agent. The agent bribes … 0

KEene: Chorus seeks new singers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A world harmony teen and adult community chorus for men and women will be starting a new season on Sept. 3. Participants learn to sing traditional songs from Angola, Bulgaria, Caucasus Georgia, Quebec, Lithuania, North America, and more. … 0

Peterborough: Community choir seeks new singers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Singers are invited to join Two Rivers Community Choir for its next semester, beginning Sept. 7. The choir is SATB, non-auditioned, and all interested voices ages 17 and up who can commit to regular rehearsals on Sunday afternoons from 2:30 to 5 p.m. are welcome. New singers can … 0

Peterborough: Monadnock Makers going after $25K grant, rental

Monday, August 25, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Artists, hobbyists, engineers, entrepreneurs and teachers banded together in the spring to start a makerspace — a place where anyone in the community could use high-end equipment and technology they might not otherwise be able to … 0

Peterborough: Lowry speaks at Lyceum

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lois Lowry’s children’s books, such as “The Giver” and “Number The Stars,” are famous in many elementary and middle schools, and infamous in others, for subtly addressing grown up subjects like racism, anti-authoritarianism, murder and the Holocaust. The … 0

Hancock: Photo exhibit at library Saturday

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

An exhibit of works by hobbyist photographer Chris Ingalls of Hancock will be on display in the Daniels Room of the Hancock Town Library beginning Saturday. Ingalls grew up in Peterborough but has called Hancock home for the … 0