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Arts & Living

Peterborough: GET YOUR BIDS IN

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It’s time to dust off your virtual bidding paddle and prepare for the annual Peterborough Chamber of Commerce’s online art auction, featuring paintings, photographs and sculpture from artists around the region and beyond. This Friday, potential buyers will get the opportunity to view the art and meet the artists during the auction’s art opening. The art will be on display … 0

State: Rindge student semi finalist in letter contest

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cynthia Kectic of Rindge was named a semi-finalist for the 2014 Letters about Literature competition. Kectic’s letter was one of 47 selected out of 560 … 0

Peterborough: Why quilts matter

Monday, April 14, 2014

Why Quilts Matter, a one day symposium, will be held at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on May 10, from 8:30 a.m. to … 0

Francestown: ML

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

To benefit the George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library, the Friends of the Library organized their Second Annual Cupcake Fundraiser last weekend and received a wealth of goodies. “With over 1,200 cupcakes for sale, the Friends of the GHB … 0

Jaffrey: Camera club meets tonight

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Monadnock Camera Club (MCC) will hold its monthly meeting at the Jaffrey Civic Center tonight at 7 p.m. The New England Camera Club print circuit images will be shown with comments by a well known New England area photo judge. Guests and members may bring prints for … 0

Peterborough: Writers’ group on Saturday

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Monadnock Writers’ Group will hold its monthly meeting, Saturday, April 19, at 9:45 a.m. in the downstairs meeting room at the Peterborough Town Library. The guest speaker will be James Patrick Kelly. Kelly has written novels, short stories, essays, reviews, poetry, plays and planetarium shows. His most … 0

Jaffrey: Local musicians help celebrate Easter

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Easter service at First Church on Sunday will offer Handel’s sacred music to celebrate this season of rebirth and resurrection. Minister of Music Gene Faxon will conduct the First Church choir supplemented with members of the Monadnock Chorus. Added to this ensemble will be a string quartet … 0

Peterborough: Healer and author Cowan speaking at the Toadstool

Monday, April 14, 2014

Author Eliot Cowan will be at the Toadstool Bookshop on Saturday at 11 a.m. to talk about the new edition of his book “Plant Spirit Medicine.” In 1986 Cowan, a healer, discovered the power of plant spirits to heal the human spirit. He has been practicing and teaching … 0

Peterborough: Fairy house workshops offered

Monday, April 14, 2014

A drop-in craft program for school vacation week is being offered at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on April 23, 24 and 25. The Fairy House workshop series has been designed for youngsters ages 5 and up. The three craft days will feature clothespin and wooden … 0

Keene: KSC percussion ensemble in concert

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Keene State College Percussion Ensemble will present a concert entitled “Percussion Music for the Theater” in the Redfern Arts Center on tonight at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Murray Mast and Christopher Swist, the ensemble will offer an evening of percussion music with theatrical and choreographed notation on … 0

Jaffrey: Hamlet themed evening raises funds

Monday, April 14, 2014

Project Shakespeare will be presenting “Speak, Drink and Be Merry — All Things Hamlet!” as their second annual fundraiser at the Monadnock Inn on April 22, at 6:30 p.m. Project Shakespeare students ages 8 and up will offer … 0

Jaffrey: Jams to benefit teen’s trip to China

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Jam with Zach and Nadia, a fundraiser, will be held at the American Legion on Friday 7-8:30 p.m. Regional artist Zach Benton will be offering up a musical evening singing some of his latest rhythm & blues, rock, soul, and other favorites. In addition, Christine Brandt will … 0

Dublin: English country dance set for Sunday

Monday, April 14, 2014

An English country dance will be held at the Dublin Town Hall on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Allison Aldrich Smith will teach dances that appeal to all levels, from novice to experienced dancers, with music provided by performers Karen Axelrod, piano, and Aldo Fabrizi, mandolin. English … 0