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May 2015

Music in Bass Hall: Rich Greenblatt and Brass Taco

May 30, 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 Jazz aficionados in the Monadnock region have a real treat in store when the Rich Greenblatt and Brass Taco brings their show to the Bass Hall. This modern jazz group mixes in swing, funk, odd-time signatures, South American, and the blues. The band showcases Greenblatt’s lyrical and rhythmically quirky compositions combined with each musician’s extraordinary improvisational gifts. Each song has a unique mood and style. Get ready for…

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June 2015

Music in Bass Hall presents Dave Eggar with Max ZT

June 2, 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 Dave Eggar was a musical prodigy, beginning to play the cello and piano at age three and performing as a singer and actor on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera at age seven. He trained as a classical cellist at the Juilliard School, and later graduated from Harvard University and the Juilliard School's Doctoral Program. He debuted in Carnegie Hallat 15 as the youngest winner in the…

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Gov. John Lynch – The Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse

June 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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John Lynch

Governor John Lynch Former New Hampshire  Governor John Lynch will be the speaker for the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, held on Tuesday, June 9th. Governor Lynch is currently teaching at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. In his course The CEO Experience, Lynch emphasizes lessons which public and private sector CEO's can learn from each other. "Many people in government really don't understand how business works, and likewise, many business people don't understand the process of government.…

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Timber!

June 19, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Timber! is the new special exhibit at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture that will be on view through the summer and fall of 2015. We invite you to join us for an opening reception on Friday June 19 from 5-7 p.m. and to be the first to see this new exhibit! When European settlers arrived here in the 1730s and 1740s, they found a forested landscape that had been inhabited, shaped and used by Native Americans for thousands…

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Music in Bass Hall: Susie Burke and David Surette

June 19, 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

Warmth, vitality, and spontaneity mark the performances of Susie Burke and David Surette, and have earned them a reputation as one of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene. Susie’s beautiful, complex voice and David’s graceful, nimble-fingered string playing combine with extraordinary results on their own blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music. Together since 1988, Susie and David have built a loyal following for their music, through a steady series of concerts and well-received recordings; their most recent release…

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July 2015

Fred Marple’s Guide to New England: “for locals and people from away.”

July 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$10 – $40

Yankee humorist Fred Marple presents a “Guide to New England (for locals and people from away)” on July 18 and 25 at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough, NH. “It’s summertime and we have a lot of visitors in the area,” says Marple. “I thought I’d try to explain some of the things that mystify people from away, and even make us scratch our own heads sometimes. Fred will discuss Yankee food, including why we think baked…

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Fred Marple’s Guide to New England: “for locals and people from away.”

July 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$10 – $40

Yankee humorist Fred Marple presents a “Guide to New England (for locals and people from away)” on July 18 and 25 at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough, NH. “It’s summertime and we have a lot of visitors in the area,” says Marple. “I thought I’d try to explain some of the things that mystify people from away, and even make us scratch our own heads sometimes. Fred will discuss Yankee food, including why we think baked…

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The New Economy – A Macro Perspective

July 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Tuesday, July 28th, John Traynor, of People’s United Wealth Management, will present a talk entitled The New England Renaissance which will provide a macro-level overview of the state of the economy, and offer some enlightening information that will allow for Monadnock region businesses to develop a better understanding of what to expect in our economy and how to successfully navigate in the current environment. After a looking at the US Economy Traynor will examine what’s going on in New…

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MacDowell Downtown

July 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

For more than a decade, MacDowell Downtown has provided a platform for MacDowell Fellows to share their work with the New Hampshire community. On each first Friday of the month (March through November), in Bass Hall, artists from across the U.S. and around the world share original live music, film screenings, readings, performance art, or panel discussions. Free and open to all, doors open at 7:00 and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are served. Check back here or…

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September 2015

Community Conversations: Literacy

September 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Thanks to all who attended! Subsequent to the meeting, we have compiled a list of resources from presenters and attendees. . If you have additional resources, especially those relevant to the Monadnock region, please send that information and we will included it. This Community Conversation took place on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. If you are reading this, then you rely on written communications to keep you informed of hundreds of things throughout your day - some as basic as reading…

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Music in Bass Hall: Deborrah Wyndham, piano

September 20, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
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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 With virtuosity and an unparalleled elegance rarely seen today by young artists, Deborrah's grasp of both performance and composition suggests a formal and credentialed background. In truth, with just a modest foundation of childhood piano lessons behind her, it was her passion to play that found her performing as much as she could in restaurants, hotels, and nursing homes, until her talents caught the attention of national…

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October 2015

MacDowell Downtown: Aja Nisenson – Playwright and Performer

October 2, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Playwright and performer Aja Nisenson will bring her unique take on performing, and her witty observations of people to The Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Friday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. Currently in her first residency at The MacDowell Colony where she is working on a new on-woman show as well as a musical about her dysfunctional family, Nisenson takes cabaret and gives it a twist. She’ll perform snippets of her show  “Daja Vu, A French Cabaret Gone…

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The Beaten Path: An interactive concert for young people with Mobius Percussion

October 10, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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In this special interactive concert for young people, Mobius Percussion starts with demonstrating ‘found sounds’ and showing children how it’s possible to make music out of anything. First, we’ll learn how to feel a pulse and maintain it by walking and clapping, and a combination of those sounds. After that, using pots and toys, an impromptu band of kids, parents, and Mobius, will learn how to play together as one unit. First we explore dynamics -- so playing LOUDLY and…

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Community Conversations: Villages in a Global Economy

October 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Villages in a Global Economy: How Can We Compete? As products increasingly vanish into information, software and smartphones, villages see new opportunities and challenges. Warehouses empty as just-in-time deliveries erase the need for storage. Roads become less important than Internet highways. Products become easily available from beyond, yet customers from beyond also become easier to reach. It is these companies, that export products and services beyond our local economy, that pay higher wages, bring new revenues into the community and…

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Music in Bass Hall: Minta White with the Alturas Duo

October 17, 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 Minta White is an award-winning flutist, chamber musician, and improvisor.  Her "amazing range of flute usage" crosses many genres, including classical music, jazz, free music, Chinese traditional folk music, Latin American music and more.  She has recently returned to Connecticut after earning a Master of Music degree in Modern American Music Performance from Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA.  At Longy, she studied…

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The Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse: John Broderick

October 27, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Personal and Public Cost of Incivility Between Branches of Government The Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse is pleased to present a program with John Broderick, former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. A decline in the character and quality of our civil discourse has become a sad fact of American life in recent years. We see it in so many places in our society. Much of the decline, however, is in the public sector where it…

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November 2015

MacDowell Downtown: Richard Montoya

November 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Award-winning actor, playwright, and spoken-word artist Richard Montoya will read from two of his plays, show a couple of clips from his recent films, and talk about the origins and influence of Mexican-American music on rock and roll at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Friday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m. In town for his first MacDowell Colony residency, Montoya explains he’s hoping to return home to Los Angeles with a structure for his new musical, and complete…

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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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