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Upcoming Events You Won’t Want to Miss!

Sign up Today: FREE Spring Community Health Classes
Submitted by Organizational Champion, Cheshire Medical Center DaSpring Class Schedulertmouth-Hitchcock Keene

The Community Health Education Classes for spring are now available! View the schedule here & sign up!

All classes are FREE & open to the public. Registration is required for all classes and are held at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene unless otherwise noted. Please register by calling (603) 354-5460 or online

Upcoming classes for April:

Sweet Endings With Healthy Desserts
> Friday, April 4, 6-7:00 p.m., Keene Hannaford Conference Room, 481 West St., Keene
Hannah Millon-Garvey, Hannaford Registered Dietitian, Keene

Desserts don’t have to be sinful and unhealthy. Come learn how to “have your cake and eat it too” in a more healthy way!

Healthy Living Store Tour
> Friday, April 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Keene Hannaford, 481 West St. Keene
Hannah Millon-Garvey, Hannaford Registered Dietitian, Keene

Let Hannah Millon-Garvey, Hannaford Dietitian lead you on a detailed store tour while teaching you how to shop healthy!

Fear of Singing: Learn How to Sing Even if You Can't Carry a Tune! Tuesday, April 22nd, 6-7:30 pm, Central Conference Room #6
Nancy Salwen, Music All Around, Fear of Singing
Learn to sing in a way that’s supportive, comfortable and fun! Join us and discover your own natural voice as we play games with singing and rhythm, do some toning and rounds as a way of exploring harmony, move and stretch our bodies as we explore different vocal placements and styles, and sing simple, accessible songs from different cultures to experience how these vocal styles can be used in a new context.

Winchester School Musical April 9th
Submitted by School Champion, Winchester School

The Winchester School Musical is coming up on Wednesday, April 9 starting at 6 pm.  The 7th grade show is called The Battle of Sherman and Servi.  It's shaping up to be a great play on bullying featuring the least popular kid, Sherman Wilfred Gates trying trying to use his new "Smartie-Phone" to make friends. However, only the phone proves more popular than Sherman causing him to vow revenge!  Will this high-tech-wizard-turned-bully realize the error of his ways before losing out on his real friends?  Find out April 9th!. 

Attention community members & Champions!  Looking for a community member to speak to our audience about a related topic whether it be bullying, abuse, or some support system for parents or our community.  Contact Steve Piscitello if you are interested or for more information!

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 or click on this link

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.

Click here to view 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-Hitcsports medicine 5khcock 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:
Join us for a Zero-Waste Monadnock Earth Day Festivalearth day festival
Submitted by & co-hosted by Organizational Champions, Antioch University New England  & Monadnock Food Co-Op
On April 26th, local food and farms, live music, and area non-profit organizations will gather together on Cypress Street next to the Monadnock Food Co-Op in Keene to celebrate this year’s 2014 Monadnock Earth Day Festival. This year marks the 44th anniversary of this celebration. This is the first year it is co-sponsored by Antioch University New England and the Monadnock Food Co-op.  

This festival will make important strides to become a zero-waste event by working with The Green Up Girl, a Green Event planner who specializes in coordinating Zero-Waste events.  
As a special feature, Stonewall Farm will be bringing a few of their animals for everyone to enjoy and the Monadnock Sustainability Network will be bringing interactive climate change exhibit.
This year’s theme, Healthy Community, Healthy Planet, will help to showcase local businesses, non-profits and individuals who contribute to the health and wellness of the Monadnock community through sustainable business practices, wellness, exercise and/or medical services, or providing healthy food. We'd like to also thank The Works Bakery Cafe and C&S Wholesalers for being sponsors and helping to make this event possible. The festival is free and open to the public. It will be held from 12p.m. - 4p.m. on April 26th with ongoing activities all day, including a full schedule of Earth Day events Fri-Sun as follows:

Earth Day Weekend Full Calendar of Events:earth day events

  • Friday, April 25th: Live Music at Mole Hill, Sponsored by Whole Terrain
  • Saturday, April 26th: Earth Day Festival at Monadnock Co-Op, 12p.m. - 4p.m, Sponsored by MonIff.
  • Saturday, April 26th: Fierce Green Fire Film Showing at Putnam Theatre at Keene State, 7:00p.m.
  • Sunday, April 27th: Hike with Tom Wessels, Time & Location TBD
  • For more information, contact: Jill Comerchero, –or at
6th Annual Bald is Beautiful Event
Submitted by Organizational Champion, Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene

SAVE THE DATE and register today for our 6th 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 May 3, 2014Bald Is Beautiful
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 May 3rd
You don’t have to shave your head to be a part 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? Contact Deb Arvidson at (603) 354-5454 x2138.
For more information about the event or how to register, visit

SAVE THE DATE: Monadnock Farm Summit May 19th!
Submitted by HM2020 Partner in Action, Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition

Calling all Monadnock Region farmers!

The Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition invites you to our upcoming Spring forum: MONADNOCK FARM SUMMIT
Monday, May 19, 2014
5:30pm - 7:30pm Heberton Hall, next to the Keene Public Library
60 Winter Street

We are in the early planning stages...more details will be coming.