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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

Keene: KSC premieres three new dance works

Monday, April 14, 2014

A specially commissioned dance by New York choreographer Rebecca Stenn will premiere along with three new works by Keene State College faculty during An Evening of Dance presented by the Keene State Department of Theatre and Dance. Now … 0

REgion: Staged readings of Wilde’s ‘An Ideal Husband’ Saturday

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Hourglass Readers will present readings of “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde at various locations in the Monadnock region. A reading will be held at the Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, on Friday 7 p.m., and at the Keene Public Library auditorium on Saturday at 2 p.m. A performance, … 0

Mason: Comedic musician featured during Coffee House open mic

Monday, April 14, 2014

Boston-based comedic singer/songwriter Howie Newman will be the featured performer at the Living Room Coffee House to be held April 19, at the Mason Congregational Church. Newman combines music, comedy and audience participation. His songs, which are suitable … 0

Peterborough: Apple Hill quartet performing NH premiere

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The New Hampshire premiere of “Crossroads” by American composer John Harbison will take place on April 27, at 3 p.m. in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. This innovative piece of music will be performed by the Apple Hill String Quartet — Elise Kuder … 0

KEene: Biologist speaks on efforts to preserve American Chestnut

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wildlife Biologist Curt Laffin will discuss efforts to restore the American Chestnut Tree locally and throughout its historic range in a presentation at the Historical Society of Cheshire County on April 30, at 7 p.m. When Laffin was … 0

Peterborough: Historic dinner planned

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The year 1739 is the focus for a historic dinner that will be held at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on April 26, at 6 p.m. The dinner is the first in a series of events commemorating the town’s 275th anniversary this year. The meal will … 0

Peterborough: Local children’s author at Toadstool

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Children’s author and illustrator Lita Judge will be at the Toadstool Bookshop on April 26, at 11 a.m. to read her latest story, sign copies, and talk about her art. “Flight School” tells the story of a little penguin with the soul of an eagle and the dream … 0

Peterborough: Poetry reading at the Toadstool

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Former Peterborough resident Carolyn Gregsak will be at the Toadstool Bookshop on April 26, at 2 p.m., to read from her collection of poetry “Flight Of Migration.” She also will talk about the origins of her poetry and read from her current project, a novel “Dreaming Portugal” based … 0

Peterborough: Library offers vacation week programs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Peterborough Town Library is offering three special programs for families during the week of April Vacation: On Monday, at 10:30 a.m. Peter Boie, Magician for Non-Believers, will perform a magic show for all ages. His unique show has been called “hysterical, captivating, witty and astonishing.” He is … 0

Peterborough/Lyndeborough: Annual roadside trash pickups

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Peterborough’s annual Earth Day roadside litter pick-up is April 18-22 this year. Families, neighbors, school, church and company teams typically adopt a section of road. About 80 of Peterborough’s 90 miles of roads have been officially adopted by volunteers committed to the annual spring pick-up. For a few … 0