NY Times columnist to speak on the Three Bs: Baseball, Bunkhouses & Burlesque

Dan Barry, writer and award-winning columnist, will be the third speaker for the 70th season of the Amos Fortune Forum. His topic is entitled: “Baseball, Bunkhouses, and Burlesque: Travels Across America.”  and will be presented on Friday, July 22nd at 8pm at the historic Meetinghouse in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.   Dan Barry, writes the “This

Amos Fortune Forum celebrates 70 years

Amos Fortune Forum Reaches 70th Year Milestone, presenting a Diverse group of speakers scheduled for Summer of 2016. One of the nation’s oldest speakers’ forums, The Amos Fortune Forum, celebrates its 70th season this year. Some of the most interesting and talented experts from the Monadnock region, New England and the globe have entered the Jaffrey

July First Saturday Contradance in Peterborough

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough, NH First Saturday Contra Dance on July 2nd, featuring Lisa Sieverts calling with Randy Miller, Jeremiah McLane, and Roger Kahle. Caller Lisa Sieverts appears regularly at the Nelson Monday Night contra dances and serves on the board of the Monadnock Folklore Society. Randy Miller is a fiddler and

Music in Depot Park Peterborough

Music in Depot Park is Peterborough’s FREE celebration of Friday summer evenings, sponsored by Bellows-Nichols Insurance, Twelve Pine, and Depot Square. Come and enjoy music at the confluence of the Contoocook and Nubanusit Rivers (rain location inside Twelve Pine). Bring your picnic, lawn chair, friends and family, and enjoy open air entertainment from 6 – 7:30 pm July 8 LOS SUGAR KINGS Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic

90th Annual Independence Day Ceremony

On every July 4 since 1926, the community has gathered at Monadnock Center to celebrate the nation’s independence with a ceremony that features a speaker, flag raising, and reading of the Declaration of Independence. This year’s speaker is John Franklin of Peterborough who will read excerpts from The American Crisis as Thomas Paine. Joining Franklin

Walking tour of Peterborough

A Walk Through Peterborough’s Past The Monadnock Center for History and Culture will host a downtown Peterborough walking tour on Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m. The tour is free and open to the public. From the days when downtown was known as “Smithville” to its more recent past, Peterborough’s center has been shaped by

Not for Profit – a Musical

Harmonia Concerts is caught in a fiscal crunch.  Hoping for a cash transfusion, two trustees recruit a local business mogul to join the board.  They get more than they bargained for. Not For Profit is a musical about money, power, relationships, and — yes — music.  PJ Cooke, Tara Potter, and Michael Duffin make up the

Blues musician and historian Scott Ainslie at Monadnock Center

On Saturday, June 18th, traditional blues master and songwriter Scott Ainslie will be on the Bass Hall stage at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture to present an evening of great singing, slide, Delta Blues and ragtime guitar playing, and select original songs. Ainslie comes to the stage armed with history, stories, personal anecdotes

Earthquake Relief Concert in Keene

Guitarist and KSC Music Professor Jose Lezcano, with a little help from his friends, is offering a benefit concert June 24, 8 pm, at the First Baptist Church of Keene, to help Ecuador Earthquake Victims in the coastal city of Manta, still recovering from one of the worst natural disasters in that nation’s history.