Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine's Day Weekend 2016

"Too often we underestimate the power
of a touch, a smile, 
a kind word, a listening ear, 
an honest compliment,
or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential
to turn a life around."
                                                    Leo Buscaglia 

Friday, February 5, 2016

February 6, 7, 2016

Here are some fun events happening in our area this weekend, including the Keene, NH Ice and Snow Festival.

February 6, 7

6, Saturday – Keene Ice and Snow Festival, Keene NH – 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. Downtown Keene. A Free Day of Family Fun is planned for Saturday, February 6, 2016 10am to 4pm Downtown Keene and Central Square. Competitions Include: -Professional and student ice carving, Snow Sculpturing, Family Activities Include: Snowman Central (Childs Craft Making),
Lil' Tot snow slide, Bonfire and s'mores, Train Ride, Fire truck display, Musical performances, Pictures with Snowman, Polar Bear & Ice Princess, and much more!!!

6, 7, Saturday and Sunday, Discounts at Wachusett Mountain, Princeton, MA. Get Off The Couch! Now thru February 12th, save 15% on 3-Peat Cards and 3-Day Learn to Ski or Ride packages! Use promo code "COUCH" at checkout.

6, Saturday, Winter Carnival 4:00-7:00 p.m. Nara Park, Acton MA
A variety of activities are planned to include: Sledding & Ice Skating (BYO) "Frozen" Dance Party- Firespinner Michael Farrell - Acton Minutemen Winter Encampment - Lowell Spinners Mascot - Snow Broomball - Mix 104.5 "New Health Now" tour stop - Dunkin' Donuts Hot Chocolate and Sausage Sampling - Three Campfires - Food Vendor: Chicken on the Run Food Truck, Dean's Fried Dough & Oreo's - Activities are subject to change. Snow or no's a go! Free parking available at the upper fields parking area and lower parking lot. Free Admission

6, Saturday, Tower Hill presents, Cellissima, with cellists Christine Tsen and Matt Capobianco, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Classical and Celtic music with flair. Christine Tsen is a cellist and chamber musician in the Boston area who has performed both as soloist and in ensembles in America and Europe. In her experience so much of music feels like poetry, and to her one lights up the other! Matthew Capobianco holds a Master of Music with honors in Cello Performance from the Boston Conservatory and an undergraduate degree in Music Performance from the Pennsylvania State University. He has also been a member of the Grammy Award winning Albany Symphony Orchestra since 1998. Cost: free with admission –

6, Saturday, Winter Hiking Clinic with Jump (Just Understand My Potential), Fruitlands, Harvard, MA 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Hit the trails with educators from Just Understand My Potential (JUMP) and learn critical cold weather hiking and survival skills while enjoying nature in Fruitlands wintery woodlands. Waterproof footwear, gloves, and hats strongly recommended. Free with admission. ~

6,7 Saturday and Sunday, Winterfest at Fruitlands, Harvard, MA 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure! Bring your sleds, snowshoes, and cross- country skis for some high-energy fun as you explore our snow-covered hills and woodland trails. If you prefer a little quiet contemplation and reflection, make a visit to the Art Gallery to view a selection of objects from the permanent collections or visit our special exhibition: Hidden Hudson. Whatever your preference, hot chocolate and a toasty fire will help to keep you warm this winter season! Admission: Members FREE, Nonmembers $5/person

7, Sunday – Tower Hill presents Harpist,  Rebecca Swett - 3:00-4:00 p.m. Local musician Rebecca Swett inspires listeners with a range of Broadway tunes and classical selections. Her career experiences include performances with orchestras for the Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme concert, the Russian Symphony Orchestra, the exclusive Admirals Cove in Jupiter, and Mar a Lago in Palm Beach. Cost: free with admission ~

7, Sunday – Peterborough Players presents Willliam Shakespear’s Coriolanus, on-screen in brilliant HD Digital projection and Dolby Surround Sound. 1:00 p.m.
Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar Warehouse’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. $20.00 adults, $15 students.