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Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
603-924-3235

May 2013

Constitutionally Speaking: When is it just or fair to suspend the principle of equality?

May 1, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
FREE

Wed 5/1 6:30pm to 8:30pm You are cordially invited to participate in a lively discussion with your peers on a constitutional question with contemporary significance: “When is it just or fair to suspend the principle of equality?”   What?  3-part discussion series, facilitated by Jane LaPointe (Partner in HumanKind Consulting) and UNH School of Law Professor John Greabe Where: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, Bass Hall When?  Wednesday evenings, May 1, 8, and 22.   from 6:30 to 8:30 In this discussion, we will ask ourselves…

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MacDowell Downtown: Johannes Heldén | Present Digital Art

May 3, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
Free

Johannes Heldén to Present Digital Art at MacDowell Downtown Friday in Bass Hall In our digital age, new media art is challenging traditional notions of artistic expression and blurring the lines between artist and audience. The latest edition of MacDowell Downtown will showcase this exciting evolution Friday night at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture with what Johannes Heldén calls “interactive poetry.” Heldén, who is in Peterborough for his first MacDowell Fellowship, will present digital art that explores intersections…

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Jazz Worshop with Members of the Rich Greenblatt Quintet

May 11, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
$20

Improvisation and Ensemble Playing is the theme of a workshop being offered by members of the Rich Greenblatt Quintet, who are performing later Saturday evening in Bass Hall. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn, play, and jam, with some top notch musicians. The session is on Saturday afternoon (May 11th) from 3 – 5, in Bass Hall. The cost is $20 (or a workshop and show admission combined for $30). Any standard jazz instruments are permitted. Players should be…

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Music in Bass Hall: The Rich Greenblatt Quintet

May 11, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
$12 – $15

Music in Bass Hall is proud to present the Rich Greenblatt Quintet. Admission: $15 / $12 Monadnock Center members, seniors, students Call 603-924-3235 to reserve seats. Tickets will also be available at the door. 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 a melodic, jazz band…

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Constitutionally Speaking: When is it just or fair to suspend the principle of equality?

May 22, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:25 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
FREE

Wed 5/1 6:30pm to 8:30pm You are cordially invited to participate in a lively discussion with your peers on a constitutional question with contemporary significance: “When is it just or fair to suspend the principle of equality?”   What?  3-part discussion series, facilitated by Jane LaPointe (Partner in HumanKind Consulting) and UNH School of Law Professor John Greabe Where: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, Bass Hall When?  Wednesday evenings, May 1, 8, and 22.   from 6:30 to 8:30 In this discussion, we will ask ourselves…

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June 2013

Tea Time: Benefit for Peterborough Area Food Banks

June 2, 2013 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
$12 – $15

Sunday, June 2, 2013 Come enjoy afternoon tea in Bass Hall! Assorted teas, scones, lemon curd, clotted Devonshire Cream, sandwiches, shortbread, and pastries. Benefits the Peterborough area Food Banks Ladies Hats Encouraged! Piano music by Bernie and Louise Watson $15 adults. $12 10 and under Tickets on sale at Steele's Stationers, Main St. Peterborough Info: 603-924-9543 dbr@g4com.com

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Music In Bass Hall: Skip Gorman – Songs of the American Cowboy

June 14, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Friday, June 14 7:30 PM $15 general admission, $12 Monadnock Center members, seniors, students. Tickets are available online (scroll down), or call 603-924-3235 for reservations. Seats will be available at the door. Skip Gorman brings back to life the workaday world of the cowboys of the American West. His music is not the music of the Hollywood cowboy, but rather the simple, yet beautifully poignant music that was performed around campfires by cowboys and westward settlers in the 19th century.…

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Katherine Bradford – Painter (Sharon Arts MFA – Visiting Artist Lecture Series)

June 23, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Our neighbors across the street at The Sharon Arts Center / NH Institute of Art are offering a  Masters of Fine Arts degree programs in Visual Arts, Photography, Creative Writing and Writing for Stage and Screen. As part of this program, there will be three visiting artist lecturers whose programs in Bass Hall  will be open to the public, free of charge. Sunday, June 23rd  7 – 8:30pm Katherine Bradford - Painter Katherine Bradford is a painter and mixed media…

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Arthur Giron – Sharon Arts MFA – Visiting Artist Lecture Series

June 26, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Our neighbors across the street at The Sharon Arts Center / NH Institute of Art are offering a Masters of Fine Arts degree programs in Visual Arts, Photography, Creative Writing and Writing for Stage and Screen. As part of this program, there will be three visiting artist lecturers whose programs in Bass Hall will be open to the public, free of charge. Sunday, June 23rd 7 – 8:30pm Katherine Bradford - Painter Katherine Bradford is a painter and mixed media…

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Kate Christensen – Sharon Arts MFA – Visiting Artist Lecture Series

June 28, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Our neighbors across the street at The Sharon Arts Center / NH Institute of Art are offering a Masters of Fine Arts degree programs in Visual Arts, Photography, Creative Writing and Writing for Stage and Screen. As part of this program, there will be three visiting artist lecturers whose programs in Bass Hall will be open to the public, free of charge. Sunday, June 23rd 7 – 8:30pm Katherine Bradford - Painter Katherine Bradford is a painter and mixed media…

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July 2013

Music in Bass Hall: Ken and Brad Kolodner

July 20, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

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. Online ticket sales have ended, but seats will be…

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August 2013

MacDowell Downtown: Screening of “Sondheim! The Birthday Concert”

August 2, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

In anticipation of the 54th Medal Day at The MacDowell Colony honoring Stephen Sondheim on Aug. 11, the public is invited to a special screening of “Sondheim! The Birthday Concert” at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The concert is an historic tribute to the Broadway work of Stephen Sondheim that took place in New York’s Avery Fisher Hall in March 2010 on the occasion of the composer’s 80th birthday. The selections,…

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Music in Bass Hall: 20th Century Pops

August 16, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Take a handful of well-known local musicians and ask them to explore the last century of music, and you’ve got a fascinating and entertaining show. That’s what’s happening on Friday, August 16, at 7:30 p.m. when the band 20th Century Pops performs in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough. The twentieth century saw the development of many new types of music, as well as the evolution of existing genres. Listeners will be treated to…

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Music in Every Sound: Reflections on Thoreau

August 24, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Music in Every Sound: Reflections on Thoreau Walden Pond Photographed by Robert Sargent Fay   Saturday, August 24, 7:30pm,  Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for History & Culture American naturalist and author Henry David Thoreau believed “there is music in every sound,” and held that the natural world was on ongoing miracle perceptible to anyone whose eyes were truly open. Electric Earth Concerts has built an entire evening’s entertainment around Thoreau’s persona and ideas, and the influence of his transcendental thought…

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September 2013

MacDowell Downtown – Stacey Gregg, Playwright

September 6, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

London-based playwright Stacey Gregg, currently in her first residency at the MacDowell Colony, has been busy. Her recent streak getting plays produced and film scripts considered for production is good news for the young writer, but it cuts into her time for, well, writing. That’s why Gregg is at MacDowell. She’s working on two projects while here: one is a feature-length screenplay for a film that is in development with an independent production company in the U.K. and the other,…

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75 Years Ago: Looking Back to 1938 | Monadnock Center Annual Meeting

September 14, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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75 Years Ago: Looking Back to 1938 Peterborough in the Hurricane of '38 Take a look back at the year 1938 during the Monadnock Center for History and Culture’s 111th Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 14 at 7 pm. The annual meeting program will feature Lorraine Walker, presenting an illustrated talk about the year 1938 when Peterborough and its neighbors were struggling through the Great Depression, Thornton Wilder’s famous play debuted and a calamitous hurricane changed the town forever. Walker’s…

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Music in Bass Hall: The Mare Duo

September 22, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Mare Duo is a highly-acclaimed classical music duet featuring Annika Hinsche (mandolin) and Fabian Hinsche (guitar). As soloists, Annika and Fabian Hinsche have won more than 20 prizes in international competitions across all of Europe. Their concert career has spanned Europe, Japan, South America, and the United States. The Hinsches are also well-regarded as teachers, both internationally and within Germany's well-developed system of youth and community mandolin-guitar orchestras. In 2009, their Orchester NorthRhine Westfaliaappeared at the Peterborough Townhouse. The Mare Duo…

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October 2013

MacDowell Downtown

October 4, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 1, 2013

Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

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), 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. Visit macdowellcolony.org for more details.  

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Spooky Breakfast: Tales of Horror with Eric Stanway

October 5, 2013 @ 9:00 am
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Start your day off with a tasty breakfast with a side of horror as we welcome local writer Eric Stanway, author of "Madame Sherri," "The Old Rindge House" and "Mysteries of Monadnock." Mr. Stanway will chill your bones with tales of New England ghosts. as well as unveiling his new book, "The Victorian," concerning the haunted S.K. Pierce mansion in Gardner, Mass. Copies of Mr. Stanway's books will be available for purchase; the author will gladly sign copies for attendees.…

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Poems: In a Larger Frame – Exhibit Opening

October 18, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

The Visual Poetry Collective will present new works that combine word and image to create an exhibit that takes poetry from the page to the walls of Bass Hall. Each panel contains the inspiring picture and a poem. The Collective includes local poets Candace Bergstrom, Alice Fogel, Kate Gleason, Rodger Martin, Patrice Pinette, and Becky Sakellariou. The exhibit opens at 6 p.m. on October 18 and will be on view Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November…

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Paint the Music

October 19, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

The Monadnock Center and Electric Earth Concerts team up to present a participatory program with Metropolitan Museum teaching artist Nitza Horner, who brings her paints and brushes, while New Morse Code duo brings their music. Regardless of skill (or age!), all are invited to paint to the music, guided by Nitza’s expert hands. This is a FREE event. Saturday, October 19th, at 1:00 in Bass Hall. Painters are free to come and go over the 2-hour duration of the program.…

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A Folkway Potluck Supper

October 19, 2013 @ 5:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

A Folkway Potluck Supper Preceding the Lui Collins concert, you are invited to participate in a Folkway pot luck supper in Bass Hall. Attendance will be limited to 60 people, so registration is required (see below). The concept is that the food you bring should be something that would have fit into the Folkway menu - which is a pretty wide range. There is no formal agenda, but we look forward to the sharing of stories and memories. This event…

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Music in Bass Hall: Lui Collins

October 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
Free – $15

Folk singer/songwriter Lui Collins has been performing, writing and recording since the 1970s, earning international acclaim for her music. A native Vermonter, Collins' early music education included classical studies on piano, violin and French horn, followed by a major in music theory at the University of Connecticut. Lui abandoned formal music studies after three years of college, in favor of the vibrant folk music scene of northeast Connecticut. From there she made a connection with the Folkway Restaurant and Coffeehouse…

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Electric Earth Concerts: New Morse Code

October 20, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for History & Culture, Peterborough Electric Earth Concerts presents New Morse Code, a cello- percussion duo quickly gaining a reputation for their commitment to bold, engaging performances, and to catalyzing collaborations with composers, actors, dancers, and visual artists. Cellist Hannah Collins and percussionist Michael Compitello will present "Shifting Patterns," a program of rhythm-driven music which explores the fascinating effects of changing the motion and flow of various musical images. The concert will feature works by Pulitzer…

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November 2013

MONADNOCK MODEL RAILROAD CLUB TRAIN SHOW

November 9, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

1ST ANNUAL MONADNOCK MODEL RAILROAD CLUB TRAIN SHOW  SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 9, 2013 9:00AM – 3:00PM MULTIPLE SCALES DISPLAYS – RAILROADIANA TABLES PHOTOS – MEMORABILIA PRESENTATIONS Refreshments will be available all day. ADMISSION – Adults $5.00.  Children under 12 free. PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT The Monadnock Center at the Peterborough Historical Society and CHILDHOOD CATASTROPHIC DISEASE RESEARCH

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Music in Bass Hall | Virginia Eskin | Brahms, Chopin, Beach, and Ragtime

November 10, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
$12.00 – $15.00
Virginia Eskin

 The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is proud to present pianist Virginia Eskin in a concert of classical and ragtime music on Sunday, November 10th at 3:00 p.m. This is the final concert for the 2013 Music in Bass Hall Concert series.  Eskin, a performer, teacher, and recording artist, has appeared on stages throughout the United States and Europe and regularly lectures at Boston University, Keene State, Harvard, Northeastern, and many other universities. She has long been an advocate…

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To Your Health – New & Exciting Trends in Health Care

November 20, 2013 @ 7:00 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 announce the first of an ongoing series entitled Community Conversations. On Wednesday, November 20th, at 7:00 p.m., a program will be presented by Peter Gosline, CEO of Monadnock Community Hospital, and John Schlegelmilch, the hospital's Chief Medical Officer Healthcare is changing rapidly. The  controversy surrounding the Affordable Health Care Act has tended to eclipse some other exciting and positive developments which are going on in the medical world. Our presenters will review how we…

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Holiday Stroll – Divine Mercy Parish in Bass Hall

November 23, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Divine Mercy Parish will be in Bass Hall with: Bake Table, Gourmet Cookie OPlatter, Freshly Baked Pies, Hancrafted Gifts, Theme Raffle Baskets, Live Music all day, including Village Bell Ringers of Hancock 11-Noon. All Day Cafe. Santa visits. Enjoy the holiday stroll all around town!

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December 2013

Holiday Tea Dance

December 1, 2013 @ 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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Music by Bernie and Louise Watson, piano duo Complementary Refreshments Donation $20 Benefit for The Place to Go - Kids Together - Free after school program. Tickets available at Steele's Stationers, or at the door during the function Info: 603-924-5343 Hosted by TeaTime, Ltd.

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13th Annual Winterlude Art Show and Sale

December 6, 2013 @ 5:00 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 Monadnock Center for History and Culture is pleased to be hosting the 13th Annual Winterlude Art Show and Sale. The show features the work of five prominent Monadnock region artists, who will be on hand to visit and discuss their work, opening on Friday December 6th, from 5 - 8 (with live music!) and continuing on Saturday, December 7th, from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mary Wood Cornog Deborah Lloyd Kaufman Frankie Brakley Tolman Elaine Cummings Rosemary Conroy Plus:…

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13th Annual Winterlude Art Show and Sale

December 7, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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13th Annual Winterlude Art Show and Sale December 6 & 7, 2013        Fri: 3--8 pm, Sat:10am—5pm  ---Refreshment ---Live Music—Friday Paintings by Five Talented Local Artists Rosemary Conroy Mary Wood Cornog Elaine Cummings Deborah Lloyd Kaufman Frankie Brackley Tolman Plus: Drawing for a Painting If you have always wanted to own a piece of original art, you have the opportunity to win  a new work from one of these well-know artists. Five works of art will be on display in Peterborough…

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Actor’s Circle Theatre: The Santaland Diaries

December 13, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Come see David Sedaris's "The Santaland Diaries" by David Sedaris and starring Scott Gardner as Crumpet the Elf! Show dates are December 13 & 14 at 8PM, with a matinee on December 15 at 2PM. Tickets are on sale in Peterborough now, at Steele's and at The Toadstool Bookshop. You can also pay at the door, though we recommend making reservations now by calling 603-924-3876. See you there!

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Actor’s Circle Theatre: The Santaland Diaries

December 14, 2013 @ 8:00 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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Come see David Sedaris's "The Santaland Diaries" by David Sedaris and starring Scott Gardner as Crumpet the Elf! Show dates are December 13 & 14 at 8PM, with a matinee on December 15 at 2PM. Tickets are on sale in Peterborough now, at Steele's and at The Toadstool Bookshop. You can also pay at the door, though we recommend making reservations now by calling 603-924-3876. See you there!

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Actor’s Circle Theatre: The Santaland Diaries

December 15, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Come see David Sedaris's "The Santaland Diaries" by David Sedaris and starring Scott Gardner as Crumpet the Elf! Show dates are December 13 & 14 at 8PM, with a matinee on December 15 at 2PM. Tickets are on sale in Peterborough now, at Steele's and at The Toadstool Bookshop. You can also pay at the door, though we recommend making reservations now by calling 603-924-3876. See you there!

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January 2014

Sharon Arts Masters of Fine Arts Lecture Series

January 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The New Hampshire Institute of Art is preparing to host its second residency for the Master of Fine Arts program, which will take place at the Sharon Arts Center from Sunday, January 5, through Jan. 12. The residency will feature prominent visiting artists who will speak at the Artist Lecture Series and an exhibition of student work. Guest lectures and the exhibition will be free and open to the public. Highlights include a MFA student exhibition with a selection of…

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Sharon Arts Masters of Fine Arts Lecture Series

January 6, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The New Hampshire Institute of Art is preparing to host its second residency for the Master of Fine Arts program, which will take place at the Sharon Arts Center from Sunday, January 5, through Jan. 12. The residency will feature prominent visiting artists who will speak at the Artist Lecture Series and an exhibition of student work. Guest lectures and the exhibition will be free and open to the public. Highlights include a MFA student exhibition with a selection of…

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Sharon Arts Masters of Fine Arts Lecture Series

January 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The New Hampshire Institute of Art is preparing to host its second residency for the Master of Fine Arts program, which will take place at the Sharon Arts Center from Sunday, January 5, through Jan. 12. The residency will feature prominent visiting artists who will speak at the Artist Lecture Series and an exhibition of student work. Guest lectures and the exhibition will be free and open to the public. Highlights include a MFA student exhibition with a selection of…

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Community Conversations: The New Hampshire Legislative Youth Advisory Council

January 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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On Tuesday, January 14th, Community Conversations will present an introduction to the New Hampshire Legislative Youth Advisory Council. Formed in 2006, the council is comprised of over 20 students in high school and college from all over the state. The purpose of the council is to advise the legislature and provide youth input on a variety of issues such as education, homelessness or substance abuse. The students also make recommendations for future legislation that may be needed. Those selected agreed…

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Electric Earth Concerts: Jennifer Sheehan in Her Cabaret Performance “I Know a Place”

January 18, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Electric Earth Concerts starts of it’s third season on Saturday January 18, with New York cabaret sensation Jennifer Sheehan performing her acclaimed show “I Know A Place” a musical journey through the 1960s.  The concert takes place in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough. Brimming with songs and stories, “I Know A Place” reminds some of us and reveals to others why the ’60s is still where it’s at—a very hip and happening place…

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Music in Bass Hall: John Kordalewski Trio: The Compositions of Jazz Pianists

January 26, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
John Kordalewski

Boston-based pianist John Kordalewski leads a trio in a concert of music composed by jazz pianists in a concert in Bass Hall on Sunday, January 26, at 3:00 p.m. The trio is filled out with John Hunter on bass and Tim Gilmore on drums. The concert will feature the work of several of the great pianist-composers in jazz history, beginning with the masters of the bebop era (Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Elmo Hope) and progressing through modernists such as McCoy…

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February 2014

Music in Bass Hall: Valentine Jazz

February 16, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
$12 – $15

Vocalist Stephanie Hurley is joined by pianist Bob Pettegrew and saxophonist Bruce Eliot for a Valentine-themed concert of jazz standards on Sunday afternoon, February 16th, at 3:00 p.m. This program will feature those wonderful romantic favorites that are guaranteed to enhance your Valentine’s weekend celebration. Stephanie’s repertoire ranges from jazz standards of the 30’s and 40’s to swing versions of pop songs. She is an enticing and engaging performer who has worked with a wide range of bands throughout central…

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Ordinary Extraordinary Junco: Film Showing

February 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Ordinary Extraordinary Junco Film Showing Readily found in backyards and city parks as well as wilder landscapes, Juncos—little, gray songbirds sometimes known as “Snowbirds”—can be easily overlooked. But for scientists who study animal behavior, ecology, and evolutionary biology, the Junco is a rock star.This visually-stunning, feature-length documentary film brings to life more than 100 years of groundbreaking research in animal behavior, evolution, and ecology featuring one of North America’s most abundant groups of songbirds. Ordinary Extraordinary Junco: Remarkable Biology from…

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March 2014

Il Pianoforte Italiano

March 8, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Swiss-Italian pianist Olivier Cave Swiss-Italian Pianist Olivier Cave has a reputation in Europe but is only now making his name known in the US. His New York debut is in March 2014, part of the tour that brings him to New Hampshire and Electric Earth Concerts. Cave’s reputation is as a refined yet highly imaginative interpreter whose superb facility and intellect combine to make him an unusually refreshing presence at the keyboard. Mastery is undeniable: with most of Scarlatti’s dozens…

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Music in Bass Hall: Mai Hernon and Celtic Font

March 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Mai Hernon & Celtic Font are what happens when traditional Irish singing meets the heartland of America. A unique combination of the old and the new. And what a fine way to celebrate St. Paddy's weekend! Mai Hernon I was born in Gurteen, Co Sligo, Ireland. It is also known as Coleman Country, after the great fiddle player, Michael Coleman. It is a very traditional area of the country, and I have been lucky enough to see and hear some…

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English Country Dancing in Bass Hall

March 16, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the second in its series of English Country Dances with the theme “Dance Around Monadnock.” On March 16th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, the dance will be held at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture’s Bass Hall in Peterborough, NH, with Robin Hayden teaching dances that will appeal to all, from novice to experienced dancers. Lovely music will be provided by performers Pat Macpherson, piano and TBD. English Country Dance is a form of social…

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Music in Bass Hall: Jayne Kelly, piano

March 30, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$12 – $15

The Monadnock Center is pleased to welcome back pianist Jayne Kelly, whose engaging performances have thrilled Bass Hall audiences on two previous occasions. Jayne's program for this concert includes: Rondo in D Major k.485 ..... Mozart La Plus Que Lente   ..... Debussy Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise .....  Chopin Wanderer Fantasie in C Major  .....  Schubert L'isle Jayeuse  ..... Debussy Jayne Kelly was born in the Bronx, NY and grew up in West Babylon, Long Island. She began studying…

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April 2014

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

April 6, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
$12 – $15

On Sunday, April 6th Music in Bass Hall is presenting 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 in some cases,…

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Music in Bass Hall: The Apple Hill String Quartet

April 27, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
Apple Hill String Quartert

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 United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as part of Apple Hill’s innovative Playing for Peace™ program. So it is a great honor to welcome the Apple Hill String Quartet back…

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May 2014

Music in Bass Hall: Tony Bird

May 17, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
$12.00 – $15.00
Tony Bird

From southeast Africa, Tony Bird, a Malawi-born song man, is a complete original. With a mesmerizing intensity, his voice, vision, guitar style and persona are unique in all of folk music. Bird's African roots have produced a performer with a far-ranging repertoire that includes exotic travelogues from mountains with misty landscapes to desert and bushland filled with lions, birds, bushmen, mangoes, monkeys, sunsets and bicycles. All this savannah-laden tropicana is interspersed with narrative tales of darkness and delight, topical and historical…

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June 2014

Round the Mountain, with Ken Sheldon.

June 14, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Round the Mountain is a summer monthly program celebrating the Monadnock region. Hosted by Ken Sheldon (of "Frost Heaves: fame, the show features humor, music, and interviews with artists, writers and other folks who make this a wonderful place to live. A regular feature called "From the Attic" highlights some of the fascinating items in the Center’s historical archives. Round the Mountain is designed to appeal to locals as well as visitors, giving them an overview of the area and…

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July 2014

Round the Mountain with Ken Sheldon

July 5, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Skip Gorman

Round the Mountain is a summer monthly program celebrating the Monadnock region. Hosted by Ken Sheldon (of "Frost Heaves: fame, the show features humor, music, and interviews with artists, writers and other folks who make this a wonderful place to live. A regular feature called "From the Attic" highlights some of the fascinating items in the Center’s historical archives. Round the Mountain is designed to appeal to locals as well as visitors, giving them an overview of the area and…

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Archeologist Martha Pinello on Edith Wharton’s home – The Mount

July 9, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Archeologist Martha Pinello will present an exploration of Edith Wharton’s home The Mount. The talk will highlight the restoration of The Mount and its formal gardens, among the largest and most exquisite estate gardens in New England. Pinello, part of The Mount restoration team, will give an insider’s look at the history of Wharton’s home, gardens and literature. The talk is free and open to the public. The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is offering a day trip to visit…

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Meet the Coywolf

July 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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In this hour-long PBS NATURE documentary, tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario’s Algonquin Park all the way to the streets of New York City.  It’s an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans are involved. This film is presented in collaboration with Harris Center for Conservation Education and the Monadnock Conservancy. Free and open to the public.

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August 2014

Round the Mountain with Ken Sheldon

August 2, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Round the Mountain is a summer monthly program celebrating the Monadnock region. Hosted by Ken Sheldon, the show features humor, music, and interviews with artists, writers and other folks who make this a wonderful place to live. A regular feature called "From the Attic" highlights some of the fascinating items in the Center’s historical archives. Round the Mountain is designed to appeal to locals as well as visitors, giving them an overview of the area and what this part of…

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September 2014

Electric Earth Concerts: Jennifer Johnson Cano

September 6, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano and Christopher Cano, piano, with EEC musicians, perform a program of chamber music for voice by Brahms, Frank Martin, and others. Jennifer Cano returns to EEC after a banner year when she shone on the stage of the MET (Falstaff) and in competitions abroad. Bass Hall, Peterborough $25

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Music in Bass Hall: Dave Eggar

September 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Music in Bass Hall is proud to present cellist Dave Eggar and his band Deoro with Chuck Palmer on percussion and Ariel Dela Portilla on bass.  on Friday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. The Grammy Nominated Chamber Ensemble Deoro has toured throughout the world forging high risk extreme classical crossover collaborations with artists such as Dr. Ralph Stanley, The Talaandig Tribe of the Philippines, legendary Reggae artists Sly Dunbar and Luciano, Frank Ocean, Attack Theatre, Hammerstep, Shotojuku Karate All-Stars. Recent…

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Michael Dukakis: The Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse

September 24, 2014 @ 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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Michael Dukakis PLEASE NOTE: Advance reservations are at capacity for this event. If you do not have a reservation, will will be unable to accommodate you. Thank you for your understanding.  Former Massachusetts Governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis is the featured speaker for the second Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, being held in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Wednesday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. Michael Dukakis first served as Governor of Massachusetts…

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Music in Bass Hall: Claudia Schmidt

September 26, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$12 – $15

Claudia Schmidt is a powerful vocalist and adventurous artist, who combines lively folk, jazz and blues with rich poetry and playful humor. Hailing from Michigan, she knew at a young age that she was destined to be a singer. Performing in numerous choirs throughout her youth, Claudia soon pursued a professional career while in Chicago, leading her to Wisconsin and Minnesota, where she was a frequent guest on the early days of A Prairie Home Companion. Forty years and 16…

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October 2014

Food,  Farms and the Future in the Monadnock Region

October 14, 2014 @ 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 assure the long-term sustainability of local food and farming in the Monadnock region? Where are we and where are we going? Local food and farming matter to the Monadnock region. But how do we assure their long-term sustainability here? Where are we, and where are we going? What are the barriers to buying and selling local food, and how might they be overcome? These question will be the topic of discussion at this Community Conversation. Ruth Holmes is…

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Music in Bass Hall: Jeff Davis: Early American Music

October 17, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Jeff Davis helps celebrate Peterborough's 275th anniversary with a program focusing on early American music. Jeff is one of America’s most respected collectors and interpreters of traditional music. He has traveled far to visit “source singers”--farmers and miners who remembered the old songs and tunes--and closer at hand to libraries and archives, always look for the best of the music that was once common in out towns and villages. An event with Jeff might include New England ballads sea songs, African-American…

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A Select History of Agriculture in the Monadnock Region

October 21, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Join the Harris Center and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture for 4 Tuesday mornings to hear from local experts explore different aspects of the Monadnock region’s agricultural history. Dr. Bob Goodby, a Franklin Pierce professor of archaeology, will kick the series off with an overview of how native cultures in New England farmed the land. Local history specialist, Eric Aldrich will look at the roll of hilltop farms in this region. Bruce Clement from Walpole, will present on the sheep…

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November 2014

The Magic of Mozart

November 8, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Come and enjoy a delightful concert of arias, duets, and ensemble pieces from many of Mozart's operas sung by local singers. General admission: $20 This program will also be presented at Ahavas Aschim Synagogue in Keene on Sunday, November 9th, at 3:00 PM  

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Community Conversations: Knowing Poverty

November 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Knowing Poverty: Living on the Edge in the Monadnock Region What are the causes of poverty, who are the victims, and how have things changed for better or worse in recent years? What things are within our power to change locally, and in what ways do we need to adapt to larger trends beyond our control? These question will be the topic of discussion at the next Community Conversations forum Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in Bass Hall at…

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A Select History of Agriculture in the Monadnock Region

November 18, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Join the Harris Center and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture for 4 Tuesday mornings to hear from local experts explore different aspects of the Monadnock region’s agricultural history. Dr. Bob Goodby, a Franklin Pierce professor of archaeology, will kick the series off with an overview of how native cultures in New England farmed the land. Local history specialist, Eric Aldrich will look at the roll of hilltop farms in this region. Bruce Clement from Walpole, will present on the sheep…

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December 2014

Winterlude Art Show and Sale

December 5, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Five local artists bring their colorful style to Peterborough for a two-day only exhibit. Eva-Lyn Loy, Frankie Brackley-Tolman, Mary Wood Cornog, Rosemary Conroy and Elaine Cummings will be displaying their merry and bright paintings and will also have on hand note cards, affordable reproductions along with their original works for sale. This two-day ONLY event runs Friday, December 5 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to the public and…

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Winterlude Art Show and Sale

December 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Five local artists bring their colorful style to Peterborough for a two-day only exhibit. Eva-Lyn Loy, Frankie Brackley-Tolman, Mary Wood Cornog, Rosemary Conroy and Elaine Cummings will be displaying their merry and bright paintings and will also have on hand note cards, affordable reproductions along with their original works for sale. This two-day ONLY event runs Friday, December 5 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to the public and…

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January 2015

Community Conversations: Spirituality – The Quest for Meaning in the Monadnock Region

January 13, 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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The Monadnock Region has always served as a source of energy and inspiration for those with spiritual yearnings. This Conversation is about how the spirit of our daily lives here is influenced by our surroundings, and what resources are available for people seeking to further explore and develop their expression of spirituality. Panelists Swift Corwin:  forester, poet, photographer Dawn Garrett-Larsen: minister, Nelson Congregational Church Hari Kirin: Artist, Author, Yoga Teacher Phillp Gammons: Baha’i Faith, Property Manager of the Historic Dublin Inn,…

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Electric Earth Concerts: Indra Jazz Trio

January 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Indra is an accomplished, adventurous jazz trio that was founded in Aarhus, Denmark, featuring the supple and moving vocals of New York City native Indra Rios-Moore on soulfully arranged songs. From American jazz standards and contemporary arrangements of traditional folk songs to Mexican boleros and newly composed pieces, Indra’s style and voice has been described as a blend of Eva Cassidy’s blues and folk style with the charisma of the legendary Sarah Vaughan. More information and tickets:electricearthconcerts.org      …

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Music in Bass Hall: The Tara Greenblatt Band

January 23, 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
Tara Greenblatt Band

Tickets $15 / $12 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235 Led by vocalist / percussionist Tara Greenblatt, the band also includes  Saibhung Singh, bass;  Lucio S. Eastman, guitar; with Shana R. Hall and  Grace Aldrich providing additional vocals. In addition to including songs from their CD Animal Planet, the concert will feature the debut of several new songs.   In her childhood years Tara  was the cause of many lost chopsticks since she felt them to be…

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February 2015

Community Conversation: Digital Media’s Impact on Children

February 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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As our world becomes more engaged and dependent on digital media, this presents great opportunities, but also some disturbing effects on young people and their intellectual, social, and even physical development.  This conversation explores the impact of technology on our children and what is our role should be as parents and community members.         Dr. Jeffrey Boxer:  pediatrician at Monadnock Pediatrics, Peterborough Beth Bradford: Parent Educator at The Grapevine Family Resource Center, Antrim Helfried Zrzavy: Technology Integration…

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Music in Bass Hall: Valentine’s Jazz with Stephanie Hurley

February 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$12 – $40

This concert has been cancelled due to the impending weather. We hope to reschedule the trio some time in 2015 - stay tuned.  Tickets $15 / $12 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235 Stephanie Hurley, vocals Chris Albertson, guitar Lynn Lovell, standup bass Vocalist Stephanie Hurley returns for the third annual Valentines Jazz concert, featuring the songs that describe and inspire romance. Stephanie Hurley is an enticing and engaging performer with a gift for conveying the subtle…

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Music in Bass Hall: The Red Hedgehog Trio

February 22, 2015 @ 3:00 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 The Red Hedgehog Trio comes to Bass Hall to share some of their favorite piano chamber music, via a revealing add-an-instrument format. Dan will warm the room with J.S. Bach's First Partita, an intimately lyrical work for solo keyboard. Then he will be joined by Marji for Mozart's late A-major violin sonata - a wonderful display of Mozart's hilarity, creativity, and humanity. For the most venturesome leg…

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March 2015

Community Conversation: Personal Options for Lowering our Carbon Footprint

March 10, 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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Energy is always in the news, and there is lots of information about big scale stuff: wind, solar, natural gas, etc. This conversation looks at our energy challenges on a more personal level. No one size fits all with our individual lives. Some folks can drive a Prius, but others need that F350. What are the small, accessible things we can do as individuals to achieve a better balance with the environment. The program opens with short presentations from four…

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Dudley Laufman on Contra Dance

March 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Since the late 1600s, the lively tradition of contra dancing has kept people of all ages swinging and sashaying in barns, town halls and schools around the state. Contra dancing came to New Hampshire by way of the English colonists and remains popular in many communities, particularly in the Monadnock Region. Presenter Dudley Laufman brings this tradition to life with stories, poems and recordings of callers, musicians, and dancers, past and present. Live music, always integral to this dance form, will…

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Walter Peterson Forum: Teens Speak Up

March 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Read Monadnock Ledger-Transcript's account of this program:   Calendar Listing as it appeared: On Wednesday, March 18, at 7: p.m., the Monadnock Center for History and Culture presents a special session of the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, featuring students from Conval and Conant high schools. The Walter Peterson Forum was established as a collaboration of the Monadnock Center, Franklin Pierce University, and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, to honor the late Gov. Walter Peterson. The purpose of the Forum is…

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Electric Earth Concerts: Randall Hodgkinson in Bach’s Goldberg Variations

March 22, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Boston based pianist brings his formidable powers to bear in Bach’s hour-long keyboard masterpiece, the Goldberg Variations. Hodgkinson will begin with remarks that will bring the audience deeper into the work, which, is one of Bach’s most immediately engaging and popular works, but has fascinating layers of complexity to be explored as one gets to know it better. This is a work that rewards a lifetime of for listener and performer alike!Admission $25Tickets and More Information: electricearthconcerts.org/ Randall Hodgkinson was Grand Prize…

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Music in Bass Hall: Hiroya Tsukamoto, Guitar

March 27, 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 Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 1994, Hiroya entered The Osaka University and while at college in Japan, Hiroya was introduced to a musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Cancion headed by musical legends such as Victor Jara…

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April 2015

The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript’s 35 Annual Maple Syrup Contest

April 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Come sample and cast your vote for this year's best maple syrup! The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript's 35th annual Maple Syrup Contest is happening Saturday, April 11 in Peterborough's Monadnock Center for History and Culture. Join the public and our panel of judges to award the top two syrups and a people's choice award. This year Kin Schilling, president and founder of Cornucopia Project, a gardening project that teaches students about the benefits of locally grown produce, along side Roger Swain, gardener…

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

April 12, 2015 @ 3:00 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 On Sunday, April 12th Music in Bass Hall is presenting 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…

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Community Conversations: Dying with Dignity

April 14, 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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There are so many taboos and inhibitions about discussion and appropriate action around the end of  life, and one consequence of that is prolonged suffering and discomfort both for those who are dying, and those around them who struggle to know how best to support them. In this Community Conversation, Dying with Dignity, our panelists will lay the groundwork for a discussion with their perspectives, insights and information. Sandy Webber, RN, APU (Med /surg) ,Monadnock Community Hospital, Julie Thibault, owner,…

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Music in Bass Hall: The Apple Hill String Quartet

April 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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$12 – $40
Apple Hill String Quartert

Tickets $15 / $12 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235 The Apple Hill String Quartet returns to Bass Hall with guest artist Peggy Pearson, oboe. The program includes  the world premiere of a new quartet for oboe and strings by James Primosch, an exquisite arrangement of Haydn’s Symphony #97 for oboe and strings, and concludes with the A minor string quartet of Brahms. The Apple Hill String Quartet has earned accolades from around the world for their interpretive…

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May 2015

Country Corners: Film and Conversation with Richard Nevell

May 2, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Monadnock Center for History and Culture presents the film Country Corners along with a Q&A with the screenwriter at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday May 2. Filmmaker Robert Fiore (Pumping Iron, Greetings, Gimme Shelter, Festival Express, etc.) and author Richard Nevell (A Time To Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash) collaborated to produce Country Corners in 1975. The film explores the history of "contra" or "square" dancing in America since colonial times, then moves on to depict…

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Music in Bass Hall: Asylum Quartet

May 9, 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 – $15

Tickets $15 / $12 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235 Lauded for “nonstop virtuoso skills” (Times Herald-Record, New York), the Asylum Quartet plays everything from lush classical works, minimalism, and modernism to indie rock, world music, and klezmer. The four classically-trained saxophonists met as graduate students at the The Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut in 2011. In 2014, the quartet was awarded the Grand Prize in the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston, Massachusetts, becoming…

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Community Conversations: Substance Use in the Monadnock Region – Can We Talk About It?

May 12, 2015 @ 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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We live in a wonderful place, yet increasing numbers of our residents are sucked into a path of drug use and addiction that drains the potential for living a productive life. Can we change course by changing the way we are thinking and talking about drugs?  Are there fundamental issues in our values our society that create fertile ground for drug abuse, including legal drugs? This Conversation starts with some different perspectives that will help re-define the issue, and we’ll…

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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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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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September 2015

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

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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January 2016

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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