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February 2018

Hearth Cooking Saturday: What’s for Breakfast?

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phoenix Mill House, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, 03458
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Visit the Phoenix Mill House and learn about breakfast in the 1830s with Nancy and Samuel Prescott! Enjoy some tasty samples of breakfast items prepared over the open hearth and learn about family life in a 19th century mill worker's home. The day's menu includes waffles, apple pancakes, fish balls, hasty pudding, and apple pie. Our costumed interpreters will bring the sights, smells, and tastes of 1830s New England to life during this open house program. Visitors are invited to…

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Footings with Rick Maguire and Jordan Holtz

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Footings, led by NH songwriter Eric Gagne, returns to Bass Hall with Elisabeth Fuchsia on viola, Rick Maguire on drums, Jordan Holtz on vocals and Candace Clement on vocals. Rick Maguire of Pile and Jordan Holtz of Rick Rude will also play solo sets. This show will be the culimination of 5 intense days of rehearsals and performances before Footings goes into the studio to record their next album- their third in as many years. Footings mixes musical genres to produce…

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March 2018

MacDowell Downtown

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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MacDowell Downtown is a free series of presentations open to the public by MacDowell Fellows that takes place on the first Friday of the month from March to November in downtown Peterborough. Each season of MacDowell Downtown features a wide array of programming, including film screenings and workshops, readings, and writing seminars, art exhibitions, performances, talks, and more. MacDowell Downtown begins at 7:30 p.m. MacDowell Downtown typically takes place in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center. For more information visit…

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The Art of Handwriting Gallery Talk

March 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Enjoy a curator’s gallery talk in The Art of Handwriting exhibit where you will learn about the history of penmanship, see outstanding examples of handwriting over the centuries, and learn about cursive instruction in the past and today. In this talk, you will see a variety of artifacts from autograph books to instructional manuals to letters signed by President Franklin Pierce and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Artifacts from the world of commerce like ledger books, bills of…

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Peterborough Garden Club: Automatic Plant Watering and Organic Lawn Care

March 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Richard Kahn, organic landscaper and lawn care specialist, will demonstrate how we can build our own automatic plant watering system for next to nothing from largely repurposed materials. PLEASE BRING ALONG A CLEAN, EMPTY PLASTIC CONTAINER SUCH AS A 1 OR 2 LITER SODA BOTTLE and take home a useful tool! A translucent container, so that you can see the water level is preferable,and the cap should be no smaller than a standard soda bottle cap. Richard will also discuss…

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Community Conversations: Do We Need a Monadnock Nonprofit Network?

March 13 @ 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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The nonprofit sector is the third largest economic driver in our state, yet each nonprofit often operates in a vacuum, struggling to raise funds, manage boards, oversee programs and staff. What if our local nonprofit community came together as an industry sector? What are the possibilities to leverage talents, resources and creativity? Could nonprofits save money, raise more money by collaborating on like-minded projects? Would they be better able to avoid competing and find common ground? This conversation will challenge…

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Hearth Cooking Saturday: March Maple Madness

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phoenix Mill House, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, 03458
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March is sugaring time in New England! Join us for samples of historic dishes using New Hampshire maple syrup and learn about early spring activities in the daily lives of Nancy and Samuel Prescott who lived in the Phoenix Mill House in the 1830s. The days menu includes bread pudding with maple cream sauce, homemade maple breakfast sausage, fresh farmer's cheese, cheese pancakes, and squash, apple and maple soup. Hearth Cooking Saturday is an open house program. Visitors are invited…

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Music in Bass Hall presents Zydeco Revelators

March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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“Bring your dancing shoes!” says, Zydeco Revelators founder and accordionist Phil Passantino. Hot Louisiana dance music, sweet Cajun accordion, electric guitar and a powerhouse rhythm section will have you out of your seat and dancing when Zydeco Revelators make their Bass Hall debut. In addition to Passantino on accordion and vocals, the Revelators include Lou Selmi, drums/ vocals; Lawrence Ochs, guitar/ vocals; Keith Richard Vukan, bass/ vocals, and Karen Lerman and Sal Carolla, rubboard. Get ready for toe-tapping Zydeco classics…

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The Art of Handwriting Gallery Talk

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Enjoy a curator’s gallery talk in The Art of Handwriting exhibit where you will learn about the history of penmanship, see outstanding examples of handwriting over the centuries, and learn about cursive instruction in the past and today. In this talk, you will see a variety of artifacts from autograph books to instructional manuals to letters signed by President Franklin Pierce and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Artifacts from the world of commerce like ledger books, bills of…

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April 2018

Peterborough Folk Music Society presents Joe Crookston

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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“Joe Crookston is a songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. He’s not afraid to walk outside trends and create his own version of magic. He will surprise you and he’ll awaken the cynics.  Joe’s live performances are multi-media celebrations of art and possibility with looped fiddle, video, slide guitar and SONGS. His story songs are universal, his slide playing infectious, and on stage he’s funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next. Come…

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