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The Porch of Common Prayer at the Monadnock Center

7

Aug

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture welcomes author Peter Tuttle for a book talk on Saturday, August 13 at 10 a.m. Tuttle will be discussing his recent publication, The Porch of Common Prayer, a meditation upon life and the places where we find happiness.   Happiness has come to be defined by more than …

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Family Contradance in Harrisville

3

Aug

Historic Harrisville, Inc.  presents a Family Dance at St. Denis Church, Harrisville, NH 03450. The music and dances will be in the tradition of the New England barn dance. On Sunday, August 14, from 6:00-8:00 pm, Allison Aldrich Smith of Nelson will teach and call delightful dances for all levels of experience. Her accordion playing, …

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Energy Expert at Amos Fortune Forum

2

Aug

 Dr. Clay Mitchell, globally recognized energy expert and academic will be the fifth speaker for the 70th season of the Amos Fortune Forum. His topic is entitled “Renewing Energy: a Clear and New Vision” and will be presented on Friday, August 5 at 8pm at the historic Meetinghouse in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.   Our energy …

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Dan Scully, Award-Winning Architect, Speaking in Peterborough

1

Aug

Architect Dan Scully will be speaking at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough on Tuesday, August 16th. Scully’s practice, active for over 30 years, has made its imprint on the Monadnock Region with impressive home designs as well as public and commercial spaces like the Monadnock Co-op Market and new ice arena …

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Saturday Nelson Contradance

1

Aug

Dudley Laufman will lead the dancing at a special Old Home Week edition of the Nelson Saturday Contra Dance on August 6th.   On a recent episode of the NH Public Radio program, The Exchange, host Laura Knoy said, “When he raised the roof at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 with his country orchestra, …

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Pygmalion at the Peterborough Players

28

Jul

Pygmalion is the story of a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle and her transformation into a high-society woman at the hands of Professor of Phonetics Henry Higgins. Higgins’ takes on a bet to train Eliza to pass for a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party by focusing primarily on her manner of speech. This …

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Sugar River Band plays for Peterborough Contradance

26

Jul

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough, NH First Saturday Contra Dance on August 6th, featuring Tod Whittemore calling with the Sugar River Band.   Caller Tod Whittemore has been calling dances for forty years, having been lucky enough to begin his career at the time when famous callers Ralph Page and Duke Miller were …

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25

Jul

Actor’s Circle Theatre’s 2016 Shakespeare in the Park offering, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, opens the first two weekends in August at Depot Square Park in Peterborough, NH. “These two weekends are our steadfast tradition!” states ACT Managing Director, Rob Koch. “This year ‘s official dates are August 6, 7, 13 and 14, 5PM all shows, …

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German Refugee Volunteer Speaks at Forum

22

Jul

Susanne Wentzler, who has been on the front lines of the refugee crisis in Germany, will be the fourth speaker for the 70th season of the Amos Fortune Forum. Her talk is entitled: “The German refugee crisis, a threat or an opportunity? Reflections from an engaged volunteer” and will be presented on Friday, July 29th …

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

13

Jul

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home that is owned by their movie-star sister, Masha. When Masha swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, old resentments flare up, leading to threats to sell the house. “How’s this for a proven recipe for hilarity: Start with a few bitter morsels from The Cherry Orchard, …

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