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Calendar of Events - 2017

MAY 2017
May 6, Sat. (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Alvirne Open Farm Day & Annual Spring Plant Sale
Alvirne High School Farm, 200 Derry Road, Hudson NH.
www.sau81.org/cte/page/farm-news

May 6 & 7,  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 10, Wed. (6-9 p.m.) $45/$50
Soap Making with Holland Homestead
Stonewall Farm, Keene
Register: www.stonewallfarm.org

May 13 Sun. (8-11 a.m.)
Dancing of the Ladies, Stonewall Farm, Keene.
(Pancake breakfast immediately following, $7/$5)
www.stonewallfarm.org

May 13, Sun. (8 a.m.-noon)
May Family Festival & Plant Sale
Sophia’s Hearth Family Center
700 Court St., Keene, N.H.
www.sophiashearth.org

May 14, Sun. (Mother’s Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) $100 (includes lunch)
Fermenting our Lives: Goats, Cheesemaking and Sacred Action for Women
Main Street Cheese, Hancock, N.H.
Register: 603-525-3300 or mainstcheese@gmail.com

May 20, Sat. (8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Milford Garden Club Plant Sale
Community House Lawn, Corner of Union and Elm St., Milford N.H.
www.milfordnhgardenclub.org

May 20 (9-11 a.m., rain or shine)
Monadnock Garden Club Plant Sale
The Wyman Tavern, 339 Main St., Keene, N.H.

May 20, Sat. (10 a.m.-noon) $50/$55
Mycological Landscaping Course
Stonewall Farm, Keene
Register: www.stonewallfarm.org

May 21, Sun. (1-3 p.m.) $45
Biodynamic Basics: Understanding and Working with a Biodynamic Planting
Calendar
W.S. Badger Company, 768 Rt. 10, Gilsum, N.H.
Register: 603-283-5217

May 29, Mon., Memorial Day (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) $60 per person
Farming as Contemplation, Cheesemaking as Alchemy:
A Day-Long Workshop for Adults and Children (Please come as an adult-child
pair)
Main Street Cheese, Hancock, N.H.
Register: 603-525-3300 or mainstcheese@gmail.com

May 12, Fri. (10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
May 13, Sat. (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Truckload Sale, Monadnock Food Co-op
34 Cypress Street, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop/truckloadsale

May 13, Sat. (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Goat Cheese Facility Open House & Farm Tour
AlpineGlo Farm, Westminster, Vt.
www.alpineglofarm.com

May 13 & 14, 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 20 & 21, Fri. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Special Mid-month Open Garden Weekend
Distant Hill Gardens, Walpole. Donation: $5; no registration required
www.distanthillgardens.org

May 28, Sun. (1-4 p.m.) $10 per person
Naturalist Landscape Design Workshop
Distant Hill Gardens, Walpole, N.H.
www.distanthillgardens.org/event-registration

JUNE 2017
June 3, Sat. (10 a.m.-noon)
Draft Gratitude “Change Their Lives” Open Barn
148 Ashuelot St., Winchester, N.H.
www.draftgratitude.com

June 4, Sun. (5-8:30 p.m.)
Taste of Monadnock & Beyond Food & Wine Festival
(To benefit Shelter From the Storm,
transitional housing and support programs for the homeless)
Woodbound Inn, Rindge, N.H.
Advance Tickets: $40. Door: $50
www.shelterfromthestormnh.org

June 8 (6-8 p.m.) $30/$35
Intro to Herbalism
Stonewall Farm, Keene, N.H.
Register: www.stonewallfarm.org

June 2-11
Keene Art Walk, downtown Keene.
Facebook: Keene Art Walk
www.keeneartwalk.com

June 3, 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 2, Fri. (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
Brattleboro Gallery Walk & Street Festival
Downtown Brattleboro, Vt.
www.strollingoftheheifers.com

June 3, Sat. (10 a.m. sharp)
Strolling of the Heifers Parade
Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.
www.strollingoftheheifers.com

June 4, Sun. (various times)
Brattleboro Area Farm Tour
Preregistration required.
www.strollingoftheheifers.com/farmtour

June 7-11, Thurs.- Sun.
Thing in the Spring-4 Day Music & Arts Festival
Peterborough, N.H.
www.thethinginthespring.com

Jun. 25, Sat. (8 a.m.-6 p.m.) & June 25, Sun. (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Annual Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show, Gilsum.
www.gilsum.org/rockswap

Jun. 24, Sat. (10 a.m.-noon)
CCCD Pollinator Workshop
Distant Hill Gardens, Walpole, N.H.
www.distanthillgardens.org/event-registration


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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January 2018
Jan. TBA, Mon. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Antrim Festival of Trees
James A. Tuttle Library, Antrim.
www.antrimfestivaloftrees.org

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

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

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

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

FEBRUARY 2018

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

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

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

MARCH 2018

March-July
Village Roots Permaculture Design Certificate course,
one weekend per month, March to July
(March 11, 12, April 8, 9, May 20, 21 June 10, 11 and July 8,9)  
www.villageroots.org

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, Wed. (6-7:30 p.m.
Fermentation: Kvass & Condiments Workshop
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

Mar. TBA, Sat. (5-7:30 p.m.)
Sugar on Snow Supper
First Congregational Church, West Brattleboro, Vt.
Two seatings: 5 and 6:15 p.m. Reservations: 802-257-7557.

Mar. TBA, Sat. (6-7:30 p.m.)
15th Annual Men Who Cook hosted by Monadnock Family Services,
Zorn Dining Commons, Keene State College, Keene. www.mfs.org.

Mar. TBA, Sun. (1-4 p.m.)
Pruning Your Home Orchard
W.S Badger Company, Gilsum, N.H.
Workshop fee $20.
Register online: www.badgerbalm.com/s-65-events-at-badger.aspx

Mar. 24-April 2
Springtime Restaurant Week, Southwestern Monadnock Region.
www.springtimerestaurantweek.com

Mar. TBA. Sat.
(9 a.m.-noon) Pruning Mature & Young Dwarf Apple Trees, Plum,
Peach & Cherry Trees,
(noon- 1 p.m.) Pruning Young &Mature Blueberries
(1-3 p.m.) Pruning Young and Mature Grapevines,
King Street Vineyards, Milford, N.H.
www.kingstreetvineyards.com, 603-641-6060.

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

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

Mar. T
BA, Sun. (2-4 p.m.)
2017 CSA Fair
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop


APRIL 2017

April T
BA, Sat. (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Free Community Lunch/Winchester
1 Richmond Rd, Winchester
www.facebook.com/SupportMonadnockFarms

April T
BA, Sat. (7:30- 10 p.m.)
Dance to Benefit Hundred Nights Shelter
Keene Country Club, Keene, N.H.
Tickets: $50 each.
www.hundrednightsinc.org

April T
BA, Fri. (6-10 p.m.)
Stonewall Farm Art Gala and Auction, Stonewall Farm, Keene.
www.stonewallfarm.org.

April T
BA, Sat. (noon-4 p.m.)
Monadnock Region Earth Festival
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.
www.monadnockfood.coop

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