Arts & Living

Ideas taking flight

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Penguins cannot fly. Too bad no one told that little fact the hero of Peterborough author and illustrator Lita Judge’s latest children’s book. Armed with a pair of bright red flight goggles and the soul of an eagle, this little penguin is determined to succeed at flight school along with all the other birds. “Flight School” is the latest children’s … 0

Backyard Birder: Bogsucker and the blues

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Over the years, I have written about the Fremont conservation land in Peterborough a lot. I like to quote Janet Altobello, teacher-naturalist at the Harris … 0

Peterborough: Greenerborough at the 7-year mark

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Alpacas, goats and cattle will return to the open field behind the Peterborough Town House, the patio in front of the building will … 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 3:30 p.m. The symposium, for people who love, collect or make quilts, will … 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