An August 2017 Publication by
Looking for some fun, and a way to discover one of the best kept secrets in New England? Welcome to the Discover Monadnock Newsletter! Its your guide to the latest in New Hampshire’s quiet cultural corner. Whether you’re a local looking for fun activities, or a visitor wanting to find somewhere new to fall in love with, the information you need is here. From scenic B&B's to contemporary art galleries to our beautiful mountain and its pristine surroundings, the Monadnock region has it all. Learn more on our Monadnock blog or just explore our site!
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Architect Olalekan Jeyifous in Eastman Studio in 2016 (Joanna Eldredge Morrissey photo)

Great Night at the Theatre!

Peterborough Players puts on "The Producers"
Want to make it big on Broadway? Produce a stinker of a play! Or at least that is the scheme hatched by a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock, and a peculiar accountant, Leo Bloom. Sounds easy, right… but what if the play turns out to be a hit?!

Matinee & Evening Performances
August 2-13
Peterborough Players
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH
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History comes Alive!

Hillsborough, New Hampshire has a strong connection to the past.
Children and adults alike will have access to many hands-on activities. Come and watch the making of maple syrup, apple cider, cooking on an old wood-fired cook stove, try your hand at the butter and ice cream churns, soap-making, old-fashioned laundry and ironing, pan for real gold, throw a pot on a wheel, assist a blacksmith, spend some time watching young ladies spin their wool, meet birds of prey up close, sit for tea, learn the Minuet!
Saturday 9-5:00pm
Sunday 9-4:00pm
August 19-20
Locations around Hillsborough, NH

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David Lynch @ MacDowell Colony

MacDowell Colony allows the public up once each year... and its always an amazing experience!
MacDowell awards the 58th Edward MacDowell Medal to filmmaker David Lynch on Sunday, August 13. Attendees will have the chance to visit our artists in their studios and enjoy spending time on our campus. Since 1960, The MacDowell Colony has awarded the Edward MacDowell Medal to an artist of enduring vision and creativity. Last year Toni Morrison received the award.

Medal Ceremony 12:15 pm
Picnic on the grounds 1:15 pm
Open Studios 2-5 pm
Sunday, August 13
100 High Street
Peterborough, NH
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Folksoul Music Festival

A Music festival of great contemporary folk music!
Fred Simmons and Leslie Vogel will open their beautiful grounds once again for the annual Folksoul Music Festival. The event is family friendly; with a spacious meadow, running stream for wading, local food and treats, and a spontaneous parade. 
Sunday, August 20
791 Forest Road
Greenfield, NH

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Camp Out

Its your last chance for some summer camping!
Come pitch a tent or your RV and enjoy the Monadnock region wilderness. There are a large variety of campgrounds to choose from. The Monadnock region boasts plenty of state parks, conserved land, and lots of other fun outdoor activities!
Camping around Monadnock

What's Happening?

Looking for more to do in Keene, Peterborough, Hillsborough, Jaffrey, or any of the surrounding towns? Look no further! For fun activities, arts, performances, community events and more, the Arts Alive! Discover Monadnock Calendar is where you’ll find it!
Find More Events!

If you value the arts and would like to support our efforts please donate to Arts Alive! or become a member today. Members belong to the region's arts support organization and sustain an organization that advocates for and enriches the arts community.
Arts Alive! receives funding from the Putnam Foundation, C&S Wholesale Grocers, The Hoffman Family Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, its board of directors, several individual and business donors and almost 100 artist and arts organization members.

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