A December 2017 Publication by
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December Holiday Concerts!

Craving some holiday music and cheer? Come out for a classic holiday concert! Here are only a few happening across the region this month. Check out our calendar for more events.
Ronan Tynan Holiday Tour, The Colonial Theatre
Monadnock Chorus: Sing Noel,  Peterborough Town Hall
Keene Chorale: A Very Britten Christmas, St. Bernard Church, Keene
Animaterra: Sisters in Song, Union Congregational Church of Peterborough 
Hancock Family Christmas Concert, Hancock Meeting House
Cheshiremen Chorus: Holiday Festival of Harmony, United Church of Christ, Keene
Three Tenors: Christmas Concert Screening, River St. Theatre, Jaffrey
Visit the Calendar for more!

Hearth Cooking!

Come sample some authentic holiday cooking
Come visit Peterborough New Hampshire's Monadnock Center for history and culture for some 19th Century Christmas Treats! Costumed interpreters, Samuel and Nancy Prescott, will share Christmas traditions and tell you about daily life in their home, a foreman’s home for the Phoenix Mill. Their dishes are prepared from historic recipes over the open fire. The day’s menu includes Tattie Scones, root vegetable and ham soup, Plum Pudding with nutmeg sauce, Early American Christmas cookies, English Gingerbread, and carrot pie.
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Nature on Tap: Santa's Magic Mushroom

A holiday themed exploration at the Hancock Inn
Mythology meets natural history in this holiday-themed Nature on Tap! You’ll look at Santa in a whole new light after Susie Spikol Faber reveals the fascinating link between the divine soma mushroom and the origins of Jolly Old Saint Nick. Drinks on you, conversation on us. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hancock Inn. Reservations are required, as space is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Sara LeFebvre at (603) 525-3394 or
December 13th
The Hancock Inn

Check out fresh art work

Four local artists present an impressive new collection of contemporary pieces
Brian Cohen, Medora Hebert, Deborah Lloyd Kaufman, and Erika Radich share their latest work.

Printmaker Erika Radich says this about her work: 
"My most recent exploration deals with the uncanny survival of plant life in the Chernobyl 30 km exclusion zone since the 1986 nuclear accident.  I have produced a series of prints that reflect my interpretation and reaction to a set of haunting images of these plants called 'Unnatural Testimony.'"
December 1-15
Historic Harrisville: Granite Mill Spinning Room
69 Main St. Harrisville, NH

A Christmas Carol

Two ways to see it this year!
A Christmas Carol, is Charles Dickens's famous novella on a unhappy miser who turns his life around to embrace charity and giving. There are a few companies across the region mounting productions - so if you love this story, don't miss out!
Peterborough Players present
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol
December 7-17 at the Peterborough Players Theatre in Peterborough, NH
The Players are a professional theatre company that has operated in the Monadnock region since the mid 20th century. Only recently have they begun producing a winter season. Check out this great fresh take on A Christmas Carol!

Project Shakespeare & The Fitzwilliam Inn present
A Christmas Carol Dinner Theatre
December 10 at 5pm at the Fitzwilliam Inn in Fitzwilliam, NH
Enjoy students age 7-18 performing this play under the direction of Deborah Shakespeare Thurber and get treated to a festive 4 course holiday dinner.

Peterborough Players Tickets
Project Shakespeare Information

Winter Hiking

Has it ever crossed your mind that going on a hike in the winter could be a possibility? Maybe its something that you have never thought of doing, or maybe its always been on your bucket list but you’ve never followed through. Try facing that cold and going for a hike to the top of one of the many peaks this area has to offer. Our blog on winter hiking shares 5 great reasons why it could be an incredible experience:
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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!
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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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