19 Grove St. ~ PO Box 58 ~ Peterborough, NH 03458 ~ 603-924-3235 

 

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April 2017
$45.00 - $50.00

Hearth Cooking Workshop

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Phoenix Mill House, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, 03458
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At this workshop, it is ok to play with fire! Learn to cook over the open hearth using historic recipes and equipment. Under the guidance of our experienced hearth cooks, participants will prepare a meal using a variety of cookware and techniques. Once the hard work is done, everyone sits down to enjoy the lunch they have prepared. In this workshop, you will learn about temperature control, timing, and the techniques that will enable you to prepare a meal over…

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$15 - $18

Music in Bass Hall: The Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire

April 2 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Tickets $18 / $15 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235 An afternoon of Scottish music, featuring members of the Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire.  SRSNH was founded in 1988 to encourage the learning and preservation of traditional Scottish music. Though based in Concord, NH, the Society draws membership of over 100 people from throughout central New England. Their repertoire includes many of the standard Scottish fiddle tunes, but also tunes that are more obscure, or…

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$15 - $18

Music in Bass Hall: Zoe Lewis

April 8 @ 7:30 pm

Zoe Lewis is a band in a body! She plays jazz, jump jive, latin grooves, swing, international folk, funk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons! Troubadour, vaudevillian, storyteller, adventurer, singer-songwriter! winner of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Troubadour Award in 2003, new folk winner 2002 at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and 2001 Falconridge Folk Festival audience favorite. One of her songs: Sheep was part of a Putumayo compilation and became #1 in the children's satellite radio charts. She's…

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Community Conversations: Stories from Monadnock Young Adults

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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What is it like to be in your 20’s or 30’s and live, work and raise a family in the Monadnock Region? Four panelists from different towns and different perspectives relate their views of the benefits and struggles of life here. They each briefly tell their stories. Then we open the conversation to discuss the ways that our communities can attract young people to live and work in the region. Panel: TBA Community Conversations are free and everyone is welcome!…

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Spring Trout Flies for the Monadnock Region

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Spring Trout Flies for the Monadnock Region Learn about spring trout flies and try your hand at tying a fly with members of Monadnock Trout Unlimited. Mike Elkavitch and Lew Derby will demonstrate flies that are easy to tie, but proven producers in the Monadnock Region and surrounding areas. Try your hand at tying a simple fly at the Beginner’s Table. This is an open house program and is open to all ages and experience levels. This demonstration and workshop…

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$50.00

1867 Historic Dinner with the Hardtacks

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Step back 150 years for a dinner drawn from the pages of Godey’s Ladies Book, the popular 19th century woman’s magazine with entertainment provided by The Hardtacks. The evening’s menu has been taken directly from the pages of Godey’s Ladies Book, the most popular magazine for women in the 19th century and the first American magazine to have a regular recipe or “receipt” section. The dishes presented at this dinner reflect the ways middle class Americans were eating in the…

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$18

Music in Bass Hall: Ilumina

April 28 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Ilumina is a duo of lifelong musicians who perform an uplifting blend of dazzling instrumentals, world music, jazz, sacred poetry and soulful original songs. Stuart Fuchs (guitar, ukulele, native american flute & didjeridoo) and Sarah Carlisle (upright bass, mandolin) tour internationally to music festivals and with the renowned sacred chant artist Snatam Kaur. Stuart Fuchs is a performing multi instrumentalist who is passionate about bringing the healing benefits of musical play into everyone's life. He performs dazzling instrumentals and soulful…

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May 2017
$18

Music in Bass Hall: The Apple Hill String Quartet

May 6 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Apple Hill String Quartet returns to Bass Hall for their annual spring concert. The group will play works by Bach, Ginestera, Tom Oboe Lee, and Elgar with special guest Myriam Teie, piano. The Apple Hill String Quartet has earned accolades from around the world for their interpretive mastery of such traditional repertoire as Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, and Ravel — along with their special dedication to seldom heard masterworks and contemporary music. They have performed concerts extensively throughout the…

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Peterborough Folk Music Society: Slaid Cleaves

May 12 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$25 adv./$30 day of concert Tickets and more info “I’m glad I found Slaid Cleaves, because my life would have been poorer without him. You’ll feel the same, I think, when you listen to this beautifully crafted album. Listen, go to one of Slaid’s shows, take a friend, and pass on the news: Not all the good guys wear hats.” —Stephen King At seven lines and a tight 19 words, the definitive Slaid Cleaves bio — written with humble but…

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Fly Fishing Casting and Equipment Workshop

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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On the last day of our fishing exhibit, Hooked!, members of Monadnock Trout Unlimited will show you how to cast a fly, or ways to improve your casting skills at this program open to all ages and abilities. Tim McMahon, Lew Derby, and Aleta Connell will get you started with fly casting, or help you tune up your roll cast. While you are here, learn about the best ways to give your equipment a spring tune-up so you will be…

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Children and the Arts Festival

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Monadnock Center is pleased to be a host venue for the annual Children and the Arts Festival! Bass Hall will be the setting for a number of performances by and for children. For more information, click here to visit the festival's website.

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Monadnock Center Closed Memorial Day Weekend

May 27
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Monadnock Center is closed on Memorial Day weekend.

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June 2017
$15 - $18

Music in Bass Hall: Rosa Tatuata

June 3 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Love of Sicilian and Southern Italian roots music is what drives Rosa Tatuata to passionately interpret the traditions and melodies of their ancestors. Just as their name comes from Tennessee William’s beloved play about the happy, raucous collision of immigrant and American cultures; likewise Rosa Tatuata’s performance relates that indelible commingling to their beloved audience through song! Fueled by their research into traditional instruments like the tamburo ( Sicilian frame drum), organetto , marranzano ( jaw’s harp) and zampogna (…

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September 2017
$15 - $18

Music in Bass Hall: The Austin Piazzolla Quintet

September 29 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Music in Bass Hall is thrilled to present, all the way from Texas, the Austin Piazzolla Quintet. This concert is posted for Friday September 29. There is a remote possibility the concert will be moved to another September, 2017 date, but well in advance of the concert.  The Austin Piazzolla Quintet specializes in the music of the late Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla as well as original nuevo tango compositions. Founded by James Anderson (violin), the APQ has been performing to captivated…

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October 2017
$15 - $18

Music in Bass Hall: Ben Cosgrove

October 22 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Ben Cosgrove is a composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist based in New England. He performs regularly all over the country, writes scores for films, plays, radio, and television, and has produced several well-received albums of original instrumental music. His “electric and exhilarating” live performances on solo piano are at once dazzling and intimate, the music both delicate and commanding.  The strongest forces guiding Ben’s composition and performances are his deep interests in landscape, place, and ecology. “I don’t think of my…

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November 2017
$15 - $18

Music in Bass Hall: The Camp Backup All-stars

November 10 @ 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Just up the road from the Monadnock Center at Sargent Camp in Hancock, there is a weekend gathering of musical mentors and students. Devoted to roots music accompaniment, Camp Backup holds a Friday evening concert featuring performances by staff members, so the camp slides down the road to Bass Hall to make this a public concert event. Headed by singer, fiddler, mandolinist Skip Gorman, the staff will include many other music luminaries. This year's lineup:   “The lonesome ache that…

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