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Keene: Civil War concert Sunday

Friday, November 14, 2014

A music program entitled “Civil War Thanksgiving — A Musical Look at The Great Union Festival” will be presented by The Hardtacks at the Sumner Knight Chapel on Sunday at 1 p.m. Formed in 2012, the Hardtacks performed folk music of the Civil War era for the N.H. Humanities Council’s Humanities To Go programs. Audience members can sing along as … 0

Marlborough: Honky Tonk Angels musical opens Dec. 3

Friday, November 14, 2014

Small Pond Productions will present the musical production “The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular” at the Marlborough Community House from Dec. 3 through 6. Ted … 0

Peterborough: Contra Dance on Dec. 5

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough First Saturday Contra Dance on Dec. 6, featuring Lisa Greenleaf calling with the band Pete’s Posse. The well-known … 0

Keene: Chamber singers offer holiday concert Dec. 6

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Chamber Singers of Keene will present a music program entitled “A Spotless Rose: Music for Advent” at the United Church of Christ on Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. The concert, directed by Matthew Leese, will feature uplifting Christmas music through the ages by Palestrina, Praetorius, Billings, Mendelssohn, … 0

Wilton: Keaton films screen Sunday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Buster Keaton’s 1925 silent film “Seven Chances” will be screened at the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Adapted from a stage play, the story finds Keaton learning that he’ll inherit $7 million if he’s married … 0

Hancock: Older presenting at Portsmouth library

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Julia Older of Hancock will open the first New Hampshire Writers Week program at the Portsmouth Public Library Dec. 1 with a reading from two of her novels in the Isles of Shoals Trilogy — “The Island Queen,” a biographical novel of Celia Thaxter, and “This Desired Place,” … 0

Milford: Author signing debut novel, Saturday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Author Steve Hobbs will sign and discuss his debut novel “New Hope” at the Toadstool Bookshop on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m., along with four other authors. The event is free and open to the public. … 0

Antrim: Festival of Trees opens Saturday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The fifth annual Festival of Trees will kick off the season with an open house at the James A. Tuttle Library on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trees of all shapes, sizes and themes will grace … 0

Jaffrey: Volunteers ‘Deck the Halls’ in downtown Jaffrey

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

TEAM Jaffrey’s volunteers are excited to continue the tradition of decorating downtown’s Riverwalk, bridge, gazebo, and more this holiday season. The Design Committee, which works year-round to enhance the physical appearance of the downtown district will gather on … 0

Greenfield: Parking ban in effect through April

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

By order of the Select Board, the town of Greenfield is enacting its winter parking ban, effective Nov. 25.According to the ordinance, no vehicle shall be left standing on any street in Greenfield between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The ban is in effect through … 0

Antrim: Grapevine auction on until Sunday

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center’s online benefit auction is in full swing at www.grapevineauction.org, where 300 items are on sale. A number of items have not been opened and are just waiting for the right buyer. Others are bid on but still great deals. Items include … 0

Hancock/Peterborough: Helping tell a survivor’s story

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

‘Five Bullets” is a story that Larry Duberstein of Hancock has been trying to tell for more than 40 years. When he was eight years old and saw the string of numbers tattooed on his uncle’s forearm, he … 0

Backyard Birder: Invitation to a journey

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I write on a cold, rainy Monday morning, November 17. Exactly 20 years ago the Monadnock Ledger front page previewed, “New column for bird watchers...Page 15.” That very first Backyard Birder piece was titled, “Bird-watching: A journey into a different and colorful world.” The word “journey” is a … 0