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November 2015

Community Conversations: Troubled Times for Teens

November 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Being a teen has never been easy. But something is clearly wrong when we are seeing so many teens resorting to taking their own lives. What are the factors contributing to this, and how can our community provide better support and intervention, and also - how can we create a culture where teens feel better nourished, and are less likely to fall into despair? Presenters: Len Fleischer, Ed.D, is a Professor of Education at Keene State College, a licensed clinical…

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Music in Bass Hall: Los Sugar Kings

November 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$12 – $40

Tickets $15 / $12 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235 Music in Bass Hall is excited to present Los Sugar Kings,  a Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic live performances, rich harmonies, intense musicianship and ability to transcend genres with an authenticity rarely heard. In their world, respect is paid to the forefathers and traditions of Afro-Cuban Son, Salsa and Rumba-Flamenca but Los Sugar Kings (named after a Cuban baseball team) also actively draw on influences from…

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December 2015

Community Conversations: The Power of Generosity

December 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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New Hampshire is one of the richest states, in terms of per capita and median household income. Yet the state ranks dead last in per capita philanthropic giving. Part of this Community Conversation will look at this lack of financial support for those in need. But we'll also take a deeper look at what it means to give, as volunteers and mentors in our community. After hearing from three presenters with different backgrounds and involvement in philanthropy and volunteerism, the floor…

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January 2016

Monadnock Trivia Exhibit Opening

January 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Is it an exhibit or a game? Both! Celebrate the opening of the Monadnock Center’s new exhibit and play while you learn about the region’s rich past. Modeled on the famous Trivial Pursuit game, Monadnock Trivia features questions from the region’s 40 towns paired with artifacts, photos, and documents creating a new and fun way to connect with the past. With a score card, visitors will explore this interactive exhibit testing their knowledge of the region’s history. Whether you are a…

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Music in Bass Hall: The John Kordalewski Trio

January 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15 – $18
John Kordalewski

This  concert feature the compositions of great jazz pianists, skillfully rendered by the Trio, and informatively narrated by Kordalewski.  The featured pianists / composers include Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton, Mulgrew Miller, and  Don Pullen. In addition to Kordalewski on piano, the Trio consists of John Hunter on bass and Tim Gllmore on drums. John began playing professionally in Washington, D.C. in the late 1970s, and has lived in Boston since 1991.  He has performed in concerts,…

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Electric Earth Concerts: Indra Jazz Trio

January 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Electric Earth Concerts opens their 2016 season with a concert by Indra Jazz Trio. Electric Earth Concerts is delighted to present Indra, the jazz-folk-traditional trio that showcases the stellar vocal talent of singer Indra Rios-Moore. The concert opens the 2016 season for Electric Earth and is being held on Sunday, January 24, at 4:00 p.m., in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough. Indra Jazz Trio After winning the Danish Music Award, the highest national…

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February 2016

Community Conversations: Turning Neighbors in to Neighborhoods

February 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Sometime in the last few decades, we stopped talking with our neighbors. Now, as more people work from home or have retired, neighborhoods are reviving as communities. A few people who have begun and want to begin neighborhood community-building start our conversation. Our speakers will provide short overviews of community / neighborhood building projects that they have been involved with. What has proven effective, what are the challenges? Where are their new opportunities? Then the floor is open to anyone…

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Music in Bass Hall: Virginia Eskin, Jose Lezcano, and Jazimina MacNeil

February 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15 – $18

The Faces of Love - A Valentine's Concert Tickets $18 / $15 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235. Three of the region’s most celebrated musicians,  pianist Virginia Eskin, mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil, and guitarist Jose Lezcano join forces for a Valentine's Day concert in a musical exploration of the many faces of love: from Schubert to De Falla and Liszt to Cole Porter. That the Monadnock region can claim these three amazing musicians as residents is a testimony…

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By Design: Gordon Hayward ~ The Inevitable Garden

February 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$10 – $15

Gordon Hayward presents The Inevitable Garden, a new lecture on garden design. A garden with a soul, with clarity, varied emotions and an unself-conscious design, (and a feeling of inevitability) comes out of the fusion of three key elements as they pass through the mind and emotions of the designers:

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March 2016

Community Conversations: Planning for Disaster

March 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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According to USA Today, “more often than once a week, the physical and computerized security mechanisms intended to protect Americans from widespread power outages are affected by attacks, with less severe cyberattacks happening even more often.” Outgoing Head of Homeland Security stated that it was a matter of “when” not “if” the power grid would go down due to a cyber attack. In addition, extreme weather could cause power disruptions among millions of people, according to FEMA. Though the nation…

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Music in Bass Hall: Dennis Stroughmatt

March 11, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15 – $18

Tickets $18 / $15 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235. In the Heart of North America is a story that remains to be told, the story of the French Creoles who founded the Illinois country over three hundred years ago.  Along the Wabash and Mississippi River corridors, today they remain with their songs, stories and language, and one music group continues to carry the torch of this enduring culture....Dennis Stroughmatt et L’esprit Creole. Fingers and bow flying,…

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Wine Tasting and Presentation from Amy LaBelle, LaBelle Winery

March 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$12 – $18

Amy LaBelle The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is hosting a wine tasting event featuring the LaBelle Winery,  on Saturday, March 19.  Starting at 4:00, wines from LaBelle will be offered for sampling, along with selections of local cheeses. At 4:45 owner Amy LaBelle will make a presentation about winemaking in the northeast, and will also tell the intriguing story of how the LaBelle Winery came to me. Following this the floor will be open to questions and more…

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April 2016

MacDowell Downtown: Jeanne Liotta

April 1, 2016 @ 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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Award-winning filmmaker Jeanne Liotta is in her second MacDowell Colony residency. She will tell stories and share images from her recent collaboration with climatologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Her contributions helped create NOAA’s Science On a Sphere, a giant animated globe that is visiting institutions to educate people of all ages about earth system science and climate change. Witness the meeting of cinematic arts and hard science. A still image from "Soon it would be too hot"…

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

April 10, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15 – $18

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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Community Conversations: Keeping it Local

April 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Strong communities try to retain local money in the local economy. But understanding where the money we spend ends up is not always easy. Local businesspeople open our conversation by describing where money spent in local stores goes and how residents can maximize their local spending. Audience members can also describe difficulties they face in trying to keep dollars local and what businesses might do to help. Speakers Peter Robinson ~ Roy's Market Jen Risely ~ Monadnock Buy Local Dominique…

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Music in Bass Hall: The Apple Hill String Quartet

April 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15 – $18

Tickets $18 / $15 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235 The Apple Hill Quartet with Peggy Pearson (center) The Apple Hill String Quartet returns to Bass Hall with guest artists Peggy Pearson, oboe, and Jury Kobayashi-Baxter, bass. The program includes Haydn's Symphony No. 102 in B-flat Major -  "The Miracle",  Beethoven's String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 - "The Harp", and the world premiere of Yi Yiing Chen's Trekking through memories. The Apple Hill…

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May 2016

By Design: Desha Peacock ~ Create the Style You Crave

May 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$10 – $15

Desha Peacock is an author, speaker, retreat leader and LifeSTYLE Design Coach. In this program Desha will share her design philosophy which is centered around the idea that we all deserve a beautiful sweet spot space, no matter your budget.

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MacDowell Downtown: Dave Malloy

May 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Composer Dave Malloy takes major works of literature, well-known for their intricacy and heavy themes, and turns them into musicals. His latest is Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. At this month’s MacDowell Downtown, Malloy will take you on a musical journey through the classic novel and preview his next project: a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry plays. Doors open at 7:00. This event is free and open to all.    

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Community Conversations: Welcoming

May 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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How do we welcome people into our community? What are the factors that might influence our reception of newcomers? In this Community Conversation we hear from a number of different perspectives, and we can discuss ways in which we are a welcoming community, and ways we might improve. Presenters: Margaret Nelson ~ Director of the River Center Leaf Seligman ~ a founder of  Monadnock Restorative Community, helping those returning from incarceration Lina Hervas ~ immigrant from the Philippines who has…

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Music in Bass Hall: Ken and Brad Kolodner

May 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15.00 – $18
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Join us for an evening of lively yet subtly crafted traditional and original Appalachian folk music performed by Ken & Brad Kolodner, a nationally-acclaimed father-son duo from Baltimore, MD. Ken is a world-class hammered dulcimer player and old-time fiddler who recently joined forces with his son, Brad, a rising star in the old-time music community. Brad is a contest-winning clawhammer banjo player who also plays fiddle, guitar, gourd banjo and sings. "This is old time music played in the purest…

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