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Upcoming Events You Won’t Want to Miss!

3rd Annual Breakfast with Champions: Growing Healthy Kids & Communitiesbreakfast with champions

You’re Invited!
Join us for our 3rd annual Breakfast with Champions event: “Growing Healthy Kids & Communities” Wednesday March 26th from 7-9 am at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church on 70 West St. in Keene.

This event will be focused around healthy youth in our community featuring keynote speaker, Terry Johnson from NH HEAL (healthy eating active living) who will share stories about communities supporting healthy kids, healthy breakfast, raffles, Champion stories, fun and more! Hope to see you there!

Questions or for more information, contact Kelsey Plifka at (603) 354-5454 ext 2322.

Green Up Keene event April 12th

Submitted by Organizational Champion, City of Keene

We’re in the beginning stages of planning for this year’s Green Up Keene trash pickup event.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 12 with many participating businesses and volunteer groups going out during the week leading up to the event or on Sunday the 13th. 

Something new this year is a City of Keene “Building a Spirit of Place” initiative which dovetails nicely with Green Up Keene (see link).  A number of Keene State College groups have already adopted streets in Keene through the building a Spirit of Place Program that they now cleanup at least four times per year, including for Green Up Keene.  Other groups are welcome to join this effort. 

We are hoping that your and your organization or group are once again interested in helping us out.  Please go the City Website Sustainability page to see an updated map.

Please take a look at the map and let me know what streets or areas your group would like to adopt for this year.  We will do our best to accommodate you with your area of choice and we can have overlap , especially for high trash volume areas.  If you are looking for an area that is in need, please see the list at the end of this email.  Also, especially if you are willing to climb down into the ditches, the bike path can always use a large contingent of volunteers.  We will update the map as we receive responses.   Please respond to both Mike August and to me.

I’ve also attached a link to last year’s map of adopted sites for comparison. 

For more information, contact Eric Swope or at (603) 357-9836, ext. 6504.

7th Annual CMC/DHK Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Fun Run
Submitted by Organizational Champion, Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene

Join us for the 7th annual CMC/DHK Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk & Kid’s Fun Run on Saturday, April 12th, 2014.

Date: Saturday April 12th, 2014

  • 8:00 am Check-in Opens
  • 9:00 am Kid’s Fun Run
  • 9:30 am 5K Walk Begins
  • 10:30 am 5K Run Begins
  • 11:15 am Awards Ceremony

Location: Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, 580-590 Court St. Keene

Event Details:

  • $20.00 through 5:00 pm Thursday April 10th
  • $25.00 on Race Day Saturday April 12th
  • Kid’s Fun Run FREE!
  • First 300 Runners and walkers to register receive a FREE T-shirt!
  • Register here: