Arts & Living

MONIFF hits town this weekend

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A years-long journey to escape war-torn Sudan and find a new home. The struggle to take a game from concept to reality. A deep look into the life of a local martyr. These are some of the subjects of the feature films featured this year at Keene’s Monadnock International Film Festival, which begins today and runs throughout the weekend. The … 0

Peterborough: Music and poetry come together

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alice Fogel – New Hampshire’s poet laureate – listened to Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” hundreds of times. She concentrated on the feelings and images … 0

Backyard birder: The Earth Day imperative:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Earth Day is next week. For over a decade, I’ve organized Peterborough’s Earth Day roadside litter pick-up as a Peterborough Conservation Commission project. Other town … 0

Groton, Mass.: Area artists show in academy gallery

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Four area artists will be featured in an exhibit at Lawrence Academy which opens Friday. Soosen Dunholter, Jane El Simpson, Vivienne Strauss, and Margaret Baker will show their works at the Conant Gallery. An opening reception with live … 0

Peterborough: Fourth Chris’ Concert set for Country Club

Friday, April 3, 2015

Chris’ Concert 2015, titled “Remembering The Rynborn,” will be held on April 18, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Monadnock Country Club in Peterborough. This will be the fourth memorial event for Christine Patten, who passed away in 2010. According to Cheryl Barlow, a longtime friend of … 0

Peterborough: ‘Portrait Painting Past and Present’ at the Monadnock Center

Monday, April 6, 2015

A public lecture entitled “Portrait Painting Past and Present” will be offered by Richard Whitney in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Friday, at 7 p.m. Whitney is internationally known for his portraits … 0

Peterborough: Collage art in the library’s art corner

Monday, April 6, 2015

The collage art of Nancy Lefko is now on view in the newly refurbished art exhibit area at the Peterborough Town Library located at the Concord Street entrance. Lefko, a lifelong artist, has been creating mixed media collage art for a number of years. Nancy taught elementary school … 0

Peterborough: ‘Refugees of Shangri-La’ screening

Monday, April 6, 2015

The film “Refugees of Shangri-La,” part of the Challenges and Celebrations New Hampshire film series, will be shown at the Peterborough Community Theatre on Saturday, at 11 a.m. The film follows a community on a journey into a … 0

jaffrey: Music lectures, concerts at Jaffrey Civic Center

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fun @ Five, a series of music lecture-concerts with pianist Virginia Eskin will be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center on consecutive Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Each session will have a theme. “Impressionism in Art and Music — Composers from France” will be featured on April 14 and … 0

Hancock: Pianist performing at Meetinghouse Sunday

Monday, April 6, 2015

A concert with pianist Cristian Budu will be presented by Music at Norway Pond at the Hancock Meetinghouse on Sunday at 4 p.m. Brazilian/Romanian in origin, Budu won the Clara Haskil Competition in Switzerland at the age of … 0

Peterborough: Afternoon of Scottish music offered at Monadnock Center

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire will present a concert of Scottish music at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Strathspey and Reel Society was founded in 1988 to … 0

Greenfield: Lizzie Borden presentation at library

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

“Lizzie Borden Took an Axe, or Did She?” The case of Lizzie Borden will be presented at the Stephenson Memorial Library on April 16, at 7 p.m. In 1892 Lizzie Borden, a 32-year-old single woman, was officially charged … 0

Peterborough: Historic dinner at Monadnock Center

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A special historic dinner celebrating three centuries of New Hampshire cooking, “The Dinner Party: Getting Together Over the Centuries,” will be served at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on April 18, at 6 p.m. The dinner will feature dishes prepared from historic cookbooks of the 18th, … 0