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Calendar of Events - 2017

January 2017
Jan. 2, Mon. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Antrim Festival of Trees
James A. Tuttle Library, Antrim.
www.antrimfestivaloftrees.org

Jan. 5, Sat., (10 a.m.-noon)
Change Their Lives, Open Barn at Draft Gratitude horse rescue
148 Ashuelot St., Winchester.
www.draftgratitude.org

Jan. 6 & 20, Fri. (10-11 a.m.)
Quilts and Samplers Gallery Talk,
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, Peterborough.
www.monadnockcenter.org

Jan. 11, Wed. (6-8 p.m.)
Beginning Quilting, Stonewall Farm, Keene.
www.stonewallfarm.org

Jan. 14, Sat. (2-5 p.m.)
Book Launch Party: Fear of Singing Breakthrough Program
Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, Keene.
RSVP: nancy@salwen.net

Jan. 16, Mon. (7 p.m.)
August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Information with Photos and
Stories from Past Total Solar Eclipses presented by Regina
Conrad, JPL Solar System Ambassador. J.A.Tarbell Library,
136 Forest Rd., Lyndeborough. 603-654-6790, www.
jatarbelllibrary.org.

Jan. 18, Wed. (noon-1 p.m.)
Daily Life of the Region’s Settlers/Lunch & Learn, Monadnock
Center for History & Culture, Peterborough. www.
monadnockcenter.org

Jan. 18, Wed. (5:30 p.m.)
Felted Mittens Workshop, Stonewall Farm, Keene.
www.stonewallfarm.org

Jan. 18, Wed. (6-7:30 p.m.)
Break the Sugar Habit, with Sharon Rousmaniere of Essential
Health,
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Jan. 21, Sat. (noon-midnight)
Peterborough Snow Ball
Peterborough Town Hall, Peterborough, $25
(younger than 25, pay your age).
www.monadnockfolklore.org

Jan. 28, Sat. (10 a.m.- 2 p.m.)
Hearth Cooking Saturday/Winter Cooking,
Phoenix Mill House, Monadnock Center for History & Culture,
Peterborough. www.monadnockcenter.org.

Jan. 28, Sun (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Community Kitchen, Keene
603-352-3200

Jan. 21, Mon. (noon-3 p.m.)
Tasting with Jack’s Crackers,
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Jan. 29, Sun. (3-5 p.m.)
SOUPer Bowl Party IV (soup tasting party),
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Jan. 31, Tues. (7-8 p.m.)
12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State,
Keene Middle School Auditorium, Keene.
More info: thelen@harriscenter.org
603-358-2065.

FEBRUARY 2017

Feb. 4, Sat., (10 a.m.-noon)
Change Their Lives, Open Barn at Draft Gratitude horse rescue
148 Ashuelot St., Winchester.
www.draftgratitude.org

Feb 4, Sat. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Annual Keene Ice & Snow Festival, Keene.
www.keenechamber.com.

Feb. 10, Fri. (7-8:15 p.m.)
Flirt with Dessert: Love and Sweets Over the Centuries,
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, Peterborough. www.
monadnockcenter.org

Feb 11, Sat. (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Annual Seed Celebration & Sustainable Community Fair
Orchard Hill, Alstead. www.emersonbrookforest.org.

Feb 22, Wed. (6-7:30 p.m.)
The Root Cause Revealed: Where True Health Begins
Workshop,
with Dr. Rich Gorsuch, Cheshire Wellness Center,
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop


Ongoing  Events
First Friday of the Month: First Friday (5-9 p.m.) Downtown Peterborough.

First Sunday of the Month: What is Co-housing? (2-4 p.m.) Nubanusit
Neighborhood Farm, Peterborough. www.peterboroughcohousing.org. RSVP for
potluck dinner at 6 p.m.: 603-924-7491.

First Saturday of the Month, June-October. (10 a.m.) Farm Tours at Walpole
Valley Farms, Walpole. www.walpolevalleyfarms.com
Thursdays (9:30-11:30 a.m.)

Farm to Table: Field trips and cooking fun with fresh local produce for parents
and children. The River Center, Peterborough. www.rivercenter.us

Weekly on Thursdays from June 25th to August 20th @ 7:00 Movie Night at
Walpole Valley Farms: FREE to the Public. www.walpolevalleyfarms.com

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MARCH 2017
Mar. TBA Sun. (5-8 p.m.)
Maple Madness Dinner, The Inn at East Hill Farm, Troy. Silent auction to
benefit the Monadnock Travel Council. Visit www.east-hill-farm.com for
prices and to make reservations.

Mar. TBA, Tues. (4:30-7 p.m.)
Monadnock Farmer Workshops and Potluck Dinner, hosted by
Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition, Alyson’s Orchard, Walpole.
www.mfccoalition.org

Mar.TBA, Fri. (4:30-6:30 p.m.)
Delightfully Healthy Cooking Demo, Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Mar. TBA, Sat. (6-7:30 p.m.)
14th Annual Men Who Cook hosted by Monadnock Family Services, Zorn
Dining Commons, Keene State College, Keene. www.mfs.org.

Mar. TBA, Tues. (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Preserving the Farm, presented by the Historical Society of Cheshire
County, Keene. www.hsccnh.org/event/preserving-the-farm

Mar. TBA, Tues. (6-8 p.m.) $45
Maple, Maple, Maple! How to Incorporate Maple into Your Diet,
Stonewall Farm, Keene. www.monadnockfood.coop

Mar. TBA, Fri. (6-9 p.m.)
Stonewall Farm Art Exhibition Opening, Stonewall Farm, Keene. Display
runs through Apr. 1.
www.stonewallfarm.org.

Mar. TBA, Fri. (7-8 p.m.)
Sing in the Spring, Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock.
www.harriscenter.org/calendar

Mar. TBA, Sat. (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Annual Sap Gathering Contest, Stonewall Farm, Keene. www.
stonewallfarm.org

Mar TBA, Sat., Sun.
Maple Weekend, various sugarhouses across the Monadnock Region.
www.nhmapleproducers.com

Mar. TBA, Tues. (6-8 p.m.) $30
Introduction to Honeybees, Stonewall Farm, Keene. www.stonewallfarm.
org

Mar. TBA, Sun. (1-4 p.m.)
Tree Pruning, W.S. Badger, Gilsum. www.badgerbalm.com

April 2015
Apr.TBA (Fri.-Sun.)
Springtime Restaurant Week, Southwestern Monadnock Region.
www.springtimerestaurantweek.com

APRIL 2017

Apr. TBA, Sat. (6-10 p.m.)
Stonewall Farm Art Gala and Auction, Stonewall Farm, Keene. www.
stonewallfarm.org

Apr. TBA, Fri. (4:30-6:30 p.m.)
Delightfully Healthy Cooking Demo, Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Apr. TBA, Tues. (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Cheese Tasting: It’s Not Easy Being Green, Monadnock Food Co-op,
Keene. www.monadnockfood.coop
Registration required, $5.

Apr. TBA, Thurs. (6:30-8 p.m.)
How to Grow a Totally Organic Garden, Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Apr. TBA, Thurs.-Sat.
Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF), various venues in
downtown Keene. www.moniff.org

Apr. TBA, Mon. (7-8 p.m.)
Annual Meeting & Presentation, New Hampshire Women Farmers,
Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene. www.hsccnh.org

Apr. TBA, Thurs.-Sat. (various times)
Slow Living Summit presented by Strolling of the Heifers, downtown
Brattleboro. www.slowlivingsummit.org

MAY 2017

May TBA  Sat., Sun. (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Wellscroft Fence Systems Free Fence Clinic, Harrisville.
The event is free, but online registration at www.wellscroft.com
encouraged.

May TBA Sun. (8:30-11 a.m.)
Dancing of the Ladies, Stonewall Farm, Keene.
(Pancake breakfast immediately following, $7/$5)
www.stonewallfarm.org

May TBA Fri., Sat. (10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Truckload Sale, Monadnock Food Co-op
34 Cypress Street, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop/truckloadsale

May TBA, Sat. (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Annual Open House and Farm Tour, AlpineGlo Farm, Westminster,
Vermont.
www.vthorseshoer.com

May TBA, Sat. (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) Sun. (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Annual New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival,
Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield. www.nhswga.com

May TBA, Fri. (3-5 p.m.)
Bloom Tour, Distant Hill Gardens, Walpole. Free, no registration
required.
For this and more events: www.distanthillgardens.org/2016-events

JUNE 2017
June TBA, Fri. (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
Brattleboro Gallery Walk & Street Festival
Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.

June TBA
Keene Art Walk, downtown Keene.
Facebook: Keene Art Walk
www.keeneartwalk.com

June TBA, Sat. (all day)
New Hampshire Free Fishing Day, fish in any inland
water or saltwater in the state without a license. www.fishnh.com

June TBA, Sat. (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Slow Living Expo
Commons and Retreat Grounds, Brattleboro, Vermont.

June TBA, Sat. (10 a.m. sharp)
Strolling of the Heifers Parade
Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.
www.strollingoftheheifers.com

June TBA, Sun. (9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:45 p.m.)
Brattleboro Area Farm Tour
Preregistration required.
www.strollingoftheheifers.com/farmtour

June TBA Thurs.- Sun.
Thing in the Spring-4 Day Music & Arts Festival
Peterborough.
www.thethinginthespring.com

Jun. TBA,  Sat. (8 a.m.-6 p.m.) & Sun. (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
52nd Annual Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show, Gilsum.
www.gilsum.org

July 2017
July is National Blueberry Month! Learn more: www.blueberry.org.

July TBA. Independents Week. Buy local!
www.monadnocklocal.org/IndieWeek

July TBA, Thurs.-Sun. (All day.) Hillsborough Balloon Festival & Fair,
Hillsborough.
www.balloonfestival.org

July TBA, (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) New England Bee BioBlitz
Seven Maples Campground, Hancock. Registration required.
www.unhbeelab.com/bioblitz.html

July TBA, Tues. (6:30-8 p.m.) Canning and Food Preservation Workshop. Free.
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

July TBA, Sat. Give Peace a Tri Triathlon and 5k Race, Surry.
www.90percentmental.org

July TBA, Sat. (Parade at 9 a.m.) Swanzey Old Home Day, Swanzey.
www.facebook.com/SwanzeyOldHomeDay

July TBA, Thurs. Ewing Arts Awards, Redfern Arts Center, Keene.
www.monadnockartsalive.org/ewing-arts-award

July TBA, Sun. (1-4 p.m.) Kombucha & Kvass, W.S. Badger
Company, Gilsum. www.badgerbalm.com/events

July TBA, Sat. Riverfest, Jaffrey.
www.teamjaffrey.org

July TBA  (10 a.m.-4 p.m) Hosta Daylily Jamboree, Stonegate Farm and
Flowers, Greenfield. www.stonegatefarmandflowers.com

July TBA, Sat., (6 p.m.) Farm-to-Table Dinner, Mayfair Farm, Harrisville.
www.mayfairfarmnh.com

August 2017
Aug. 1-31, New Hampshire Eat Local Month. Celebrations held throughout the
state. www.nheatlocal.org

Aug. 1-7, National and New Hampshire Farmers’ Market Week.  Special events
and activities at market locations throughout the week. www.nheatlocal.org

Aug. TBA, Cheshire Fair, Swanzey.
www.cheshirefair.org

Aug. TBA, Sat. (8 a.m.-noon) Badger Tent Sale and Open House
W.S. Badger Company, Gilsum. www.badgerbalm.com/events

Aug. TBA, Sat. (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) New Hampshire Permaculture Day. Orchard Hill
Community, East Alstead.
www.nhpermacultureday.org

Aug.TBA, Sat. (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) Sun. (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) Hillsborough Living
History Event, Hillsborough. www.livinghistoryeventnh.com

Aug. TBA, Sun. (1-4 p.m.) Wild Mushroom Foray, Wichland Woods.
www.wichlandwoods.com

Aug. TBA, Sun. (6-9 p.m.) Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition Dinner,
Mayfair Farm, Harrisville, www.mayfairfarmnh.com

Aug. TBA, Thurs. (7-8 p.m.) Raptor Migration in NH: What the Numbers Tell Us,
Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock.
Email: pbrown@nhaudubon.org

Aug. TBA, Sun. (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)  Annual BBQ Pulled Pork Competition, Alyson’s
Orchard, Walpole. www.alysonsorchard.com

September 2017
Sept. TBA, Sat. (5 p.m.)
Fall Harvest Celebration and Potluck, Tracie's Community Farm, Fitzwilliam.
www.traciesfarm.com

Sept. TBA, Sat. (11 a.m.-10 p.m.)
The 2015 Keene Music Festival, downtown Keene.
www.keenemusicfestival.org

Sept. TBA, Tues. (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Cheese Tasting: Cheese 101.
Monadnock Co-op, Keene, $5, registration required.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Sept. TBA, Sun. (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
9th Annual Walk for the Greyhounds & Chili Cook Off, Alyson’s Orchards,
Walpole.
www.HelpingGreyhounds.org

Sept. TBA, Sun. (1-3 p.m.)
Wild Mushroom Foray, W.S. Badger Company, Gilsum.
www.badgerbalm.com/events

Sept. TBA, Fri.-Sun.
Antrim's Home & Harvest Festival, Antrim.
www.homeandharvest.org

Sept. TBA, Sat. (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Crescendo Farm Day, Crescendo Acres Farm, Surry.
www.crescendoacres.com

Sept,
TBA, Sat., (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Monadnock Wellness Festival, Community Center, Peterborough.

Sept. TBA, Fri. (4-6 p.m.)
Beer Tasting with the Shed Brewery, Monadnock Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Sept. TBA, Sat. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Winchester Pickle Festival, downtown Winchester.

Sept. TBA, Sun. (11 a.m.-3p.m.)
Annual Apple Pie Festival & Apple Pie Contest, Alyson's Orchard, Walpole.
www.alysonsorchard.com

Sept. TBA, Sun. (8 a.m.)
Clarence DeMar Marathon, Keene to Gilsum.
www.clarencedemar.com


October 2017
Oct. TBA, Sun. (3 p.m.)
3rd Annual October Feast & Home Brew Competition, Mayfair Farm,
Harrisville.
www.mayfairfarmnh.com

Oct. TBA, Sat., Sun. (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Annual N.H. Wool Arts Tour, shops and farms throughout the Monadnock
Region.
www.woolartstournh.com

Oct. TBA, Fri. (4-6 p.m.)
Wine Tasting with Vinilandia, Monadnock Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Oct. TBA, Sat. (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
NEMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Event, Stonewall Farm, Keene.
www.stonewallfarm.org

Oct. TBA, Sun. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Community Harvest Festival, Stonewall Farm, Keene.
www.stonewallfarm.org

Oct. TBA, Sat. (7 -11:30 a.m.)
Keene Sentinel Udder Madness Road Race, Stonewall Farm, Keene.
www.stonewallfarm.org

Oct. TBA, Sat., Sun (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Open Studio Tour, studios throughout the Monadnock Region.
www.monadnockart.org

Oct. TBA, Tues. (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Cheese Tasting: American Artisan, Monadnock Co-op, Keene, $5
registration required.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Oct. TBA, Sat. (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Peak into Peterborough Celebration, Peterborough.
www.greater-peterborough-chamber.com

Oct. TBA, Sat. (noon-4 p.m.)
Halloween on the Farm, Stonewall Farm, Keene.
www.stonewallfarm.org

November 2017
Nov. TBA (various times)
Feast on This! Film Festival, various venues throughout Monadnock
Region.
www.mfccoalition.org

Nov. TBA Sat., Sun. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
New Hampshire Open Doors, locations throughout the state.
www.nhopendoors.com

Nov. TBA, Fri. (4-6 p.m.)
Tasting with Dan’s Brick Oven Bread, Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Nov. TBA, Fri. (4-6 p.m.)
Wine Tasting with LaBelle Winery, Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Nov. TBA, Sat. (4-6 p.m.)
Wine Tasting with Vinilandia NH, Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Nov. TBA, Fri (6:30-9 p.m.) Sat. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Monadnock Waldorf School's Fall Craft Fair and Festival
www.monadnockwaldorfschool.org

Nov. TBA, Fri. (4:30-6:30 p.m.)
Delightfully Healthy! Cooking Demo, Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Nov. TBA, Sat. (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Kick off the Holidays Craft Fair, The Peterborough Recreation
Department, Peterborough.

Nov. TBA Tues. (6-8 p.m.)
Living a Healthy Life: Kefir, Kumbucha & More, $30/$35 fee, Monadnock
Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Nov. TBA, Thurs. (7-9 p.m.)
Film Screening: Plant Pure Nation, Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, $5.
www.mariposa.org

Nov. TBA, Fri. (4-7 p.m.) and Nov. 21, Sat. (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Stonewall Farm's 15th Annual Thanksgiving Farm Fare, Stonewall Farm,
Keene.
www.stonewallfarm.org

Nov. TBA, Sat. (all day)
Christmas on the Pond Crafts Fair, Rt. 123, Marlow Village.

Nov. TBA, Fri. (all day)
Plaid Friday, throughout the Monadnock Region.
www.monadnocklocal.org/plaidfriday

Nov.TBA, Fri.-Sun (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
13th Annual Art Tour, Walpole Town Hall, Walpole, and Chris Sherwin’s
Studio, Bellows Falls, Vt.
www.walpoleartisans.com

December 2017
Dec. TBA, Sat. (8 a.m.-8 p.m.)
Old Fashioned Christmas, downtown Hillsborough.
www.hillsboroughpride.com

Dec. TBA, Thurs. (5-8:30 p.m.)
Stonewall Farm Craft Fair, Stonewall Farm, Keene.
www.stonewallfarm.org

Dec. TBA, Sat. (11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Annual Currier & Ives Cookie Tour, inns throughout the Monadnock
Region.
www.currierandivescookietour.com

Dec. TBA, Sat. (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Christmas on the Farm, The Inn at East Hill Farm, Troy. $25/adult,
$20/child.
www.east-hill-farm.com

Dec. TBA, Sat. (7-11 p.m.)
Nelson Solstice Party, Nelson Town Hall.

Dec. TBA, Thurs. (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
Christmas Eve on the Milford Oval with Caroling, Milford.
www.lwccnh.org.





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