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Holly Near Concert

SATURDAY October 01, 2016    @7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m

Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene NH

Folk musician, songwriter, and activist, Holly Near performs in concert with John  Bucchino, an award-winning American composer, lyricist, and pianist.

Holly Near is a singer-songwriter building on 40 creative years with 30 recordings. Holly is also a spokeswoman within the social change music movement and one of the founders of the Women’s Music Movement. She is known for her activism towards peace, justice, and feminism, as well as her celebration of the human spirit and humanity. Her music fully engages listeners in the world around them.

This free concert is sponsored by the Keene State College Diversity and Multiculturalism Office in collaboration with the Colonial Theatre, the Redfern Arts Center, the Monadnock Fall Festival and Keene Music Festival.

This event is the second in a series called "Our Beloved Community." The first event is a reading of excerpts from Karen Hesse’s book Witness at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 1, at the United Church of Christ. It will also include music by local school children and the Chamber Singers of Keene, directed by Matthew Leese.

Fire/Police Battle of the Badges Promotion

When: October 2, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where: Keene ICE, 380 Marlboro St., Keene, NH 03431

Contact: 603-358-3384

Join us for a Battle of the Badges!
$10 for general admission; children 10 and under are free. T-shirt packages are $25 for all ages.
The collective unions of the local police and fire departments in Keene, NH invite you to an exhibition hockey game to support Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities.
Thank you to our spotlight sponsor, Dunkin’s Donuts, for your generosity to the children and programs at Cedarcrest Center!



We have some exciting show ideas planned for 2016-17.  The performance dates will be in November 2016, February 2017, and May 2017. We have several plays under consideration including: Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott, Lovers and Other Strangers by Joseph Bologna and Renee Taylor, Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare as well as a few other possibilities. Final play selection will be contingent upon audition pool and will be determined after auditions. We will need adult males and females of all ages and one young girl who can play a nine year old.

The audition dates are this Sunday, Aug. 21 starting at 10 AM and Monday, Aug. 22 starting at 6 PM at Heberton Hall – Keene Public Library Annex.  Call Artistic Director Kim Dupuis at 352-5657 or send an email to to schedule an audition slot. Come prepared to do a monologue if possible and to read from the scripts. If you cannot attend this audition (I know it is late notice), please call to schedule an audition appointment for our next round of auditions.

Yoga is now Free for Youth 14-18yrs

Free Youth Membership
Now Available at the Front Desk

Well, I will get right to it. We are offering a FREE unlimited membership to any high school students in the area.If you are in high school and want to take yoga, we welcome you to come take a class. We already have 10 or so youth who come regularly, and we wanted to make it more accessible so that everyone who is between the ages of 14 and 18 and wants to take yoga can take yoga.

Come to the front desk and sign up for the membership. (It is not available online)

Please spread the word about this opportunity.