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Optimist Cafe schedules music and spoken word

06-22-2024 8:00 AM

Optimist Cafe, 16 Colls Farm Road, Jaffrey, will host music and spoken word Tuesday, June 25, from 6 to 9 p.m.Walden Whitham, a singer, musician, actor and storyteller, will share his mode of storytelling with folk harp. Whitham shares traditional and...


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Exploring Monadnock Trails: Ashley Saari – A hike through the woods and a visit to a wildflower garden

06-21-2024 12:05 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

As we settle into summer, and some of the spring rain clouds start to clear, it’s time to get back into my favorite warm-weather activity and start exploring trails. For my first hike of the year, I decided to pick a new spot for me -- Peterborough’s...


Backyard Naturalist: Susie Spikol – Reasons to get starry-eyed for starlings

06-21-2024 12:01 PM

Please don’t honk at me. I’m the car stopped extra long at the intersection of routes 101 and 202 in Peterborough.I’m car bird-watching, and I’m shocked that not more cars have lingered at the light to watch the family of European starlings, nesting...


‘Noises Off!’ gets Peterborough Players season off to raucous start

06-19-2024 12:06 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Boxes. Doors. Sardines!Thus defines the trials and tribulations of the cast of the play-within-the-play from the kickoff production of the Peterborough Players’ 2024 season, the farcical “Noises Off!” by Michael Frayn.Interim Producing Artistic...


Jaffrey Civic Center hosting art and garden tour

06-19-2024 12:04 PM

Jaffrey Civic Center will be hosting its third annual artist and garden tour Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.The tour will include sites in Rindge and Jaffrey in its selection of seven privately owned gardens. Participants can engage in...


Hiroya Tusukamoto to perform at Mariposa

06-19-2024 12:03 PM

Hiroya Tusukamoto, a fingerpicking-style guitarist, will perform Sunday, June 23, at 3 p.m. at the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center at 26 Main St. in Peterborough.Tickets are $10 for Mariposa members and $20 for non-members. Tusukamoto will also...


Jaffrey Public Library schedules Willa Cather event

06-19-2024 12:02 PM

In collaboration with the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, Neb., Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main St. will host a sesquicentennial celebration of Willa Cather Tuesday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m.Peter Cipkowski, an interdisciplinary scholar at UCLA...


Barbara Busenbark will sign copies of ‘Uncharted’ at Toadstool

06-19-2024 12:01 PM

Barbara Busenbark will read from and sign copies of her memoir, “Uncharted: A Widow’s Journey Back to Life and Love on the Intracoastal Waterway,” at Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m.“Uncharted” is the story of a woman...


Omar Najmi to give recital in Peterborough

06-19-2024 8:00 AM

Tenor Omar Najmi will be presenting a vocal recital on June 22 at 4 p.m. as part of the Muusic 4UU concert series at the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Sanctuary, 25 Main St.Najmi and his accompanist, Brendon Shapiro, will offer a program of art...


The Park Theatre is part of Jaffrey yard sale

06-19-2024 8:00 AM

The Park Theatre returns to the annual Jaffrey Town-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The performing arts center is using its River Street Theatre as a pop-up thrift store. Items for...


Peterborough Town Library schedules terrace concert

06-19-2024 8:00 AM

Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St., will hold a summer concert for all ages on the library’s river terrace Friday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. and will move inside if it rains.Ben Rudnick and Friends will perform, blending musical styles from country...


Harris Center hosting exhibit of Frank Gorga nature photography

06-12-2024 4:38 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

According to nature photographer Frank Gorga of Antrim, equipment and technique are only a small part of the process of taking great photographs.“With nature photography, it’s all about how to approach your subject. It is as much fieldcraft as it is...


Jr. Mints feature The Beatles in Hancock

06-12-2024 12:31 PM

HancockJr. Mints feature The BeatlesLast spring, Music on Norway Pond’s young singers, the Jr. Mints, started a new tradition with a program of songs all by one artist, Pete Seeger.On Sunday, June 16, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Hancock Common, the Jr. Mints...


Dubling Community Center exhibition features Tolman and students

06-12-2024 12:06 PM

During June, the DubHub/Dublin Community Center will feature the works of Frankie Brackley Tolman, Carol Doleac and The Prism Painters 2, a group made up of Tolman and some of her former students: Nancy Roberts O’Neill, Roberta Woolfson, Kit...


Russell Watts and The Atlantic Avenue Band performing at The Park Theatre

06-12-2024 12:04 PM

Russell Watts and The Atlantic Avenue Band will perform at The Park Theatre, 19 Main St. in Jaffrey, Saturday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m.Hailing from Fitchburg, Mass., The Atlantic Avenue Band performs classic rhythm, blues, soul, rock and jazz music and...


The Park Theatre sets children’s film series

06-12-2024 12:02 PM

JaffreyPark Theatre sets children’s film seriesAnimation for children is coming to the giant screen at The Park Theatre, 19 Main St. in Jaffrey, this summer.Six films will screen over six weeks during the “Kids Summer Movie-Rama” that begins Tuesday,...


McGettigan & Gilbert performing at DubHub coffee house

06-12-2024 12:01 PM

McGettigan & Gilbert is the featured artist at the DubHub hosts a combined coffee house and open mic from 6:30 to  9:30 p.m. June 15.A monthly sponsor provides the coffee, and sweet and savory snacks are available. Attendees are also welcome to bring...


Monadnock Center hosts Pastel Society of New Hampshire members exhibition

06-12-2024 11:31 AM

PeterboroughMonadnock Center hosts pastel showThe Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St. in Peterborough, will host the Pastel Society of New Hampshire for its 19th annual members exhibition opening Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m.The...


‘The Kid Brother’ coming to Wilton June 16

06-12-2024 11:31 AM

Harold Lloyd’s 1927 silent film “The Kid Brother” will be screened Sunday, June 16, at 2 p.m. at Town Hall Theatre, 40 Main St. in Wilton.Admission is free, but donations are accepted, with $10 per person suggested to defray expenses. The screening,...


Harris Center hosting gardening day

06-12-2024 8:28 AM

Harris Center for Conservation Education, 83 King’s Highway in Hancock, will host “A Monadnock Garden Day: Gardening in a Changing World” Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Gardening experts Page Dickey, Edwina von Gal, Helen O’Donnell and John...


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