Upcoming Events You Won’t Want to Miss!
Feed Your Soul: The 3rd Annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast
Submitted by Champion Rev. Nancy Wood
Being the healthiest community in the nation means attending to our spiritual health just as we do our physical health. A great way to do that is to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. The food at the event is delicious and nutritious; the experience of celebrating and extending King’s legacy of hope and justice feeds the soul.
This year the event will be held on Monday, January 20th at 8:00 am at the Hellenic Hall of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Co-sponsored by the Keene Interfaith Clergy and the City of Keene’s Martin Luther King, Jr./Jonathan Daniels Committee, this is a time for our community to honor the life and spirit of Dr. King, and engage in the on-going work of living out his mission of peace, justice, diversity, and non-violence.
This year’s speaker is Ron Buford, a nationally recognized preacher and church leader who helped envision the 'God is Still Speaking' program within the United Church of Christ. Ron is passionate about social justice and extravagant welcome in communities of faith. He currently serves as Intern Pastor and Teacher at the Congregational Church of Weston, MA.
The breakfast will cost $10.00 and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at The United Church of Christ at the head of the square, the Toadstool Bookstore, and at the door. Please call (603) 352-0340 with questions. In the past two years, this event has sold out so I encourage you to plan ahead to be a part of this hopeful and spirit-filled event!
Double Up Veggie Bucks is Moving with the Winter Keene Farmer’s Market!Submitted by HM2020 Partner in Action, Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition
Help spread the word!
We want to make sure every community member gets access to delicious locally grown fruits, veggies, and food grown from our Monadnock region farmers!
Double Up Veggie Bucks is Moving with the Winter Farmers’ Market of Keene
starting November 9th until April!
2nd & 4th Saturdays
10:00 am -2:00 pm
Colony Mill Marketplace, West Street, Keene
What is Double Up Veggie Bucks?
Double Up Veggie Bucks will help community members who use federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP) to buy more farm-fresh food, while supporting local businesses who sell at The Farmers Market of Keene, one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse grower-only farmers markets in NH. Not only can consumers use their debit and credit cards at the Market Booth, but residents who qualify for federal nutrition assistance can shop at the market using their benefits card, and double their purchasing power up to an extra $10 per market day! With Double Up Veggie Bucks, food stamp participants can still spend $10.00 on their EBT card and get $20.00 in tokens to buy local meat, milk, bread and winter vegetables at the winter farmers’ market!
Teen Center Game Room OPENING!Submitted by Organizational Champion, the City of Keene, Keene Parks and Recreation Center
Keene Parks and Recreation Center proudly announces the opening of the Teen Center– Game Room!
Where: 312 Washington Street
Come enjoy the new teen center!
- We have four flat screen TVs, 2 Xbox 360’s, 2 WII’s!
- Come hang out with your friends!
- For High School Age students only!
- The cost to play is $2 for Keene Resident and $3 for non-resident of Keene.
- Recreation Center IDs, good through the school year, are available for purchase in the main office.
The Game Room will be supervised by KPRD Staff during those hours. On Thursday evenings, there will be a High School night in the gym from 7PM-9PM offering fun, active games which will change weekly.
For any information on this program please call Meghan Spaulding at (603) 357-9829.
*This is not a school sponsored activity
In the Company of Sisters: A Social Network for Women with CancerSubmitted by Organizational Champion, Joy’s Network
Interested in connecting with others who understand your cancer journey? Sharing stories, laughs AND having fun?? Look no further!
Date: First Monday of the month
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: 25 Roxbury Street, Suite B, Keene, NH
Theme: Caring for Yourself and Putting Yourself First!
Spouses & Caregivers are welcome as guests
Refreshments provided – no need to cook!
Facilitated by Jeannine Leclerc, cancer survivor
Hosted by Joy’s Network Cancer Resources
Questions or RSVP? Call Kimberley at (603) 762-1800 or visit our website: www.joysnetwork.org
Dealing with Grief and Loss at the HolidaysSubmitted by Organizational Champion, Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services (HCS)
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Ramadan, Kwanza and New Year’s Day are annual holidays that can be a very difficult time for people who have experienced the death or loss of someone loved. Memories of good times and togetherness at the holiday season serve to remind us of our loss. Watching others who are feeling thankful and are celebrating when we feel overwhelmed, lonely or sad can be very painful. Holidays force us to realize how much our lives have been changed by the loss of our loved one. Particularly in the first year, many bereaved are left with having to develop new holiday rituals and traditions.
The first step in coping with grief at the holidays is to acknowledge that the first holiday season is difficult and then to prepare for it in advance by making specific plans and obtaining the support that you need. Remember too, that sometimes anticipation of a holiday can be more difficult than the arrival of the day itself.
Dealing with Grief and Loss at the Holidays is a group that offers strategies and support for coping with the holidays and establishing new traditions after the loss of a loved one.
November 19th – January 7th
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
HCS 312 Marlboro St., Keene
Registration is necessary
For more information: Call Lynn Palmer (603) 352-2253