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Upcoming Events You Won’t Want to Miss!

How Can We Make the Monadnock Region the Best Place to Live, Learn, Work & Play for Everyone?listening sessoin

Submitted by Champion, Tara Germond

Be a part of a thoughtful and informative community conversation about the future of our communities, our region, and our state!

Land use ~ Transportation ~ Economic Development ~ Infrastructure ~ Housing
Public Health ~ Energy ~ Cultural, Historic and Natural Resources ~ Education ~ Government

When: Tuesday, April 2nd
Where: Keene Public Library Heberton Hall

Event Details:
Refreshments & sign in: 6:00 pm
Program: 6:30-9:00 pm

Register: at or by calling NH Listens at (603) 862-0692

We hope you will join us!
Several of these conversations will be taking place statewide. These events are being designed and hosted by NH Listens and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. On site childcare will be available. For more information on additional events date and locations, please visit

6th Annual CMC/DHK Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Fun Run
Submitted by Organizational Champion, Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keenesports med 5k

Join us for the 6th annual CMC/DHK Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk & Kid’s Fun Run on Saturday, April 6, 2013.Race starts at the CMC/DHK’s West Entrance and is in support of the care and treatment of sports related injuries.

Join us & support our local patients and athletes—Proceeds benefit sports medicine with up-to-date rehabilitation equipment, team physician coverage at sporting events, and sports medicine education.

When you register above, choose the option to be a fundraiser— Follow simple steps to create a personalized web page and challenge family and friends to sponsor you with online donations. Get others involved with your commitment to run or walk this 5K and support sports medicine!  

Event Details:
8:00 am Registration Opens
9:00 am Kids’ Fun Run
9:30 am 5K Walk Begins
10:30 am 5K Run Begins
11:15 am Awards Ceremony
$20 Registration through 5pm April 5 
First 300 for Run/Walk receive a free race day T-shirt!
$25 Registration on Race Day
Click here for more information and online registration

Green Up Keene!green up keene
Submitted by Eric Swope

Keene is a city of environmental dedication! It’s that time of year again- Let’s all help to Green Up Keene!

Green Up Keene 2013's event is happening on and around the weekend of April 13th! This litter pick up event will build upon the successes of the prior years, and we will hopefully be more successful this year than ever. If you are interested in volunteering to help with an area, visit our website or check out Green Up Keene on Facebook! For more information, contact Eric Swope  to learn how you or your organization, civic group, church group, business, school group, etc can help green up Keene!

The two maps below list pickup routes for depositing trash: The first map with blue lines and a second map with businesses, groups and organizations participating in the event with corresponding zones.

View Keene, NH Green Up Keene Pick up Routes in a larger map 
View Keene, NH Green Up Keene Map in a larger map

5th Annual Bald is Beautiful
Submitted by Organizational Champion, Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keenebald is beautiful

SAVE THE DATE and register today for our 5th Annual Bald is Beautiful fundraiser event! This event aims to raise funds for the patients of Kingsbury Pavilion, our local nonprofit cancer center.

When: Saturday April 27, 2013

Where:  MJD & Co. Hair Design, 341 West St. Keene, NH

Register as an individual OR join with a team
• Make your own Bald is Beautiful web page
• Use email and social media to encourage friends and family to donate online as your sponsors
• Attend the event on April 27th
You don’t have to shave your head to be apart of this event! Opt out of shaving by donating 10+ inches of hair to Locks of Love
• Join forces with a team—only one has to agree to shave their head
Belong to an organization or a business? Register a team to be the business that raises the most for cancer patients!

Bald is Beautifulis an annual event that raises funds for the care and treatment of cancer patients at the Kingsbury Pavilion. All proceeds go to our patient relief and cancer care funds.

Questions?—Please contact Deb Arvidson, Development Specialist or (603) 354-5454 x2138. For more information about the event or how to register, visit

Sap Run 5K at Stonewall Farmsap run
Submitted by Organizational Champion, 90% Mental Multisport

Take a scenic trip through fields and forest of historic Stonewall Farm for the Sap Run 5K on Saturday April 27th, 2013. The course is a variety of rolling hills and flat terrain through Stonewall Farm and the Cheshire Rail Trail.

Event Details:
Registration Fee*:  
$25.00 until March 27th
$30.00 until April 9th
$35.00 until April 26th & $38.00 the day of
*Same day registration and registration check: Even if you are pre-registered you need to check in.

Time: 7:00- 8:30am;  Race Start: 9:00 am
Where: Stonewall Farm 242 Chesterfield Rd, Keene, NH
Questions: Call Robyn at (603)-585-2205 or at

Proceeds from the race will help support Stonewall Farm Youth Scholarship program. Long sleeve t-shirts for the first 50 participants. Prizes for top male and female overall and age groups division. A pancake breakfast with pure maple syrup and yogurt that is made on the farm for participants and volunteers after the race. Bring along the whole family for a refreshing day at the farm!

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium held at UCC Keene Addresses Global Issuespachamama
Submitted by Champion, Bridget Hansel

An afternoon symposium inviting participants to respond creatively to pressing global issues and promote more ecologically sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling communities will be held at the United Church of Christ, 23 Central Square, Keene on Sunday, April 21, from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This Awakening the Dreamer Symposium is sponsored by the UCC Social Action Committee and will be led by Transition Keene Task Force members, Katy Locke and Steve Chase.

The Awakening the Dreamer Symposium is an international initiative of The Pachamama Alliance, a San Francisco-based non-profit whose mission is to preserve the Earth’s tropical rainforests by empowering the indigenous peoples who are its natural custodians, and to contribute to the creation of a new global vision of equity and sustainability for all. The goal of the workshop is to generate a widespread awakening at the grassroots level about the power we all have to meet the challenges of climate change, economic crisis, social injustice, and a growing sense personal isolation and meaninglessness.

The workshop uses inspiring and informative video clips, quiet reflection time, and dynamic group discussions and exercises. Over the course of the afternoon, participants will hear from some of the world’s leading experts on topics as diverse as the current state of the Earth’s biodiversity, the reality of the socio-economic disparity throughout the world, and the growing movement around the globe to create a more just, sustainable, and fulfilling world. The interactive exercises also offer an unusual opportunity to share your concerns about the state of the world with other open-hearted members of your community, and offer support to each other in taking steps to effect the changes that you wish to see. Participants will leave the Symposium empowered to take steps to embody their vision for a better world, and will likely have established new connections to work with others on issues of common concern.

Event Details: Lunch and refreshments will be available. There is a suggested donation of $10 - $20 , though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, contact Marcia Winters or (603) 352-2051. Check out their website for additional information about the Symposium.  

From Community Colleagues to Collaborators:  Lessons from the Field
Submitted by Champion, Jodi Clarkpeer exchange

Save the Date!
A Participant Driven Conference for Non-Profit Leaders and Partners to Share Collaboration Tools, Best Practices, and Successes

When: Thursday, May 2nd
8:15 am-4:30 pm
Marlboro College Graduate Center, Brattleboro, VT

Event Details:
8am  Registration Opens
8:15-8:45am Breakfast and Networking
8:45-10:30am  Round Table Session Facilitated by Adrian Segar
10:30am Keynote from Vermont Community Foundation CEO, Stuart Comstock-Gay
11am-4:30pm Participant Designed & Led Sessions; 12:00 pm- Lunch
Registration Fee $35, includes light breakfast and lunch

Sponsored by Marlboro College Graduate School and United Way of Windham County
For more information or to register, contact Jodi Clark at (802)-258-9232.

Healthy Start 5K to Benefit the Maternal and Child Health Program at HCSHCS 5K
Submitted by Organizational Champion, Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services

You can walk, you can run, but please don’t skip the Healthy Start 5K to Benefit the Maternal and Child Health Program of Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services on Saturday, June 8, 2013.  The race begins and ends at HCS’ Keene headquarters at 312 Marlboro Street. 

Proceeds will help Maternal and Child Health win a $5,000 challenge grant from the Finlay Foundation!

Event Details:
7:30 AM Registration/Check-In Opens
8:30 AM 5K Walk begins
9:00 AM 5K Run begins
9:10 AM 1.85-mile Walk begins

Register online or download a printable registration form. $20 Registration online through June 3, 2013
Free T-shirts for all participants!

This event is sponsored by Markem-Imaje.  For more information, contact Jessica Snelling or at (603) 352-2253.

2nd Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Champions Programgolf tournament
Submitted by Organizational Champion, Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene

SAVE THE DATE for Organizational Champion Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene’s 2nd annual Golf Tournament at Keene Country Clubon Wednesday, September 11th, 2012 to benefit the Vision 2020 Champions Program! Mark this great event on your calendars and stay tuned for more details!

For more information or if you would like to help the day of the event, please contact Cindy Rodenhauser-Stewart or at (603) 354-6810.

Otter Limits Triathlon
Submitted by Organizational Champion, 90% Mental Multisportotter limits triathlon

SAVE THE DATE for the next upcoming Otter Limits Triathlon on Saturday, September 14th! Participate and help support Hundred Nights Shelter in Keene, NH.

Event Details:
Swim .93 miles, Bike 24.6 miles, & Run 6.2 miles
Lunch provided for participants and volunteers.

Start time: 9:30 am
Pre-race check in & registration:  7:00am- 9:00am

Individual: $65 until July 14, $75 until Aug 14, $85 until September 13,and $95 day of.
Team: $100 until July 14, $110 until Aug 14, $120 until September 13, and $120 day of.
T-shirts for first 100 registrations.

For more information about this event or how to register, please visit