Toolkits & Resources



Upcoming Fall Events

Nonviolent Communication™ as a Foundation for Mediationcheshire mediation
Submitted by Organizational Champion, Cheshire Mediation, LLC

Join facilitators Stephanie Bachmann Mattei (Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent
Communication), Giuseppe Mattei, and Barbara Woods Langlais at the Keene State College Camp on Wilson Pond on Saturday, October 27th from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm to learn Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg's model for Nonviolent CommunicationTM and its application to conflict resolution.

Event Information:

  • Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • Time: 9:30 am-5:00 pm
  • Location: Keene State College Camp on Wilson Pond
  • Cost: $140 ($120 Early Bird) includes snack, lunch, and beverages.

Workshop Description:

  • Overview of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • The Five-Step Model for Mediation
  • Skills for dealing with intense emotional content, tracking, and interrupting
  • Applying empathic listening and compassionate/authentic expression to the mediation process.

All skill levels in NVC and/or mediation are welcome. For more information, please contact Cheshire Medication, LLC at or call (603) 358-0009.


Wheelchair Basketball Clinicwheelchair basketball clinic
Submitted by Organizational Champion, Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene

The Farnum Rehabilitation Center at Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene will hold a free wheelchair basketball clinic at the Keene Recreation Center on Wednesday, October 10th from 4:00- 5:00 PM.

Event organizer Ellen Levasseur, a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, says the learning event is being held for people of all levels of mobility and is meant to “... help people with disabilities learn to enhance the quality of their lives through sports.”  She notes those without disabilities are encouraged to participate as well.

Wheelchair basketball clinic instructor, Tony Lane, will lead the group. Tony has played wheelchair basketball on the Canadian New Brunswick All Courts and the National Canadian Basketball Wheelchair League.

All are community members are welcome to come learn and/or play. There are no age limitations. For additional information about the Wheelchair Basketball Clinic, please contact Ellen Levasseur or call her at (603) 354-6631 (days).


Kids Come First 5K Run & Walkkids come first
Submitted by Organizational Champion, The Cheshire YMCA

The Cheshire YMCA is hosting the second annual ‘Kids Come First’ 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, October 6th! This event is a Tribute to Peter Masiello, a true friend of the Cheshire YMCA who was dedicated to his family and community, who’s integrity, generosity, kindness & sense of humor were felt by all who knew him.

When: October 6th, 2012

Where: Camp Takodah, 55 Fitzwilliam Road, Richmond, NH, 03470

Entry Fee:
Kids 12 & under: $5; Kids 13-17: $10
Adults 18+: $20; Family Price (2 Adults + 3 Kids): $50
If you have any questions: Please call us at (603) 352-0447 or email Peter Simmonds.


Fixing the Futurefixig the future
Submitted by Champion, Jen Risley

The Colonial Theatre, Monadnock Buy Local & New England Grassroots Environment Fund present, Fixing the Future: Building Local Jobs, Income & Sustainability, a special film event!

Join us as we view the documentary Fixing the Future to spur more action toward strengthening our Monadnock Local Living Economy. 

When: Wednesday, October 17th
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Colonial Theatre in Keene, NH
Tickets: $8.50 Adults/ $6.50 for Students and Seniors

In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio (of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS) visits communities across America highlighting their sustainable and innovative approaches to creating jobs and building prosperity. This film links together a national network of business groups and community-based organizations working to improve their local economies.

Badger; City of Keene: Cities for Climate Protection Committee; E2Culture & Facilitated Change; The Grapevine; Hannah Grimes Center; Keene Young Professionals Network, Monadnock Conservancy; Monadnock Food Co-op; Monadnock Regional Transportation Management Association; Monadnock Rideshare; Monadnock Sustainability Network; Sunflowers Restaurant; Transition Keene Task Force;  Vision 2020

For more information about this event, check out the Monadnock Buy Local website or contact